Dallas Invents: 135 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 1

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

Patents granted include:
• A9.COM's visual search with attribute manipulation
• Astrapi's transmitting and receiving data using non-periodic functions
• AT&T's time-spaced messaging for facilitating network communications
• Bank of America's digital passport with verified data provenance
• Hunt Energy Enterprise's distributed energy control
Medline Industries's gown with front flap with telemetry pocket
• RealPage's interaction-driven AI system
• Red Hat's tracking related changes with code annotations
TI's image-processing accelerator
Toyota's traffic flow prediction

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 2/1/2022 | 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  14
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     12
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  1
G: PHYSICS        43
H: ELECTRICITY   53
DESIGN: 5


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments (Dallas)           35
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)         8
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)         4
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)           4
SanDisk Technologies (Addison)   4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)  4
AT&T (Atlanta, GA)         3
Capital One Services (Mclean, VA)            2
Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)  2

UNASSIGNED     8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton)  2
Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey)          2
Timothy David Anderson (University Park) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Heating mechanisms for vaporizers
Patent No. 11234465 

Inventor(s): Brent M. Skoda (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Ahkeo Labs, LLC (Mayfield Village, OH)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15885012 on 01/31/2018 (1462 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least one aspect is directed to a system and method for modifying the operational settings of vaporizer devices. An application executed on a client device may render a graphical user interface on a display of the client device for inputting operational settings of a vaporizer device. Once inputted via the user interface of the application, the client device may transmit the operational settings via a network to the vaporizer device. In response to the receipt, the vaporizer device may store and save the operational settings and may adjust the operations of one or more components of the vaporizer device to satisfy the operational settings.

[A24F] SMOKERS’ REQUISITES; MATCH BOXES (lighters F23Q)


Convertible tote bag assembly and method thereof
Patent No. 11234507 

Inventor(s): April L. Cotton-Cantrell (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Monarch IP Group, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16204600 on 11/29/2018 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: A convertible tote bag assembly is provided. The tote bag includes an exterior housing that is an article of clothing having fastening members. An interior panel may be seated and coupled within the exterior housing, wherein the exterior housing is wrapped around the interior panel to engage the fastening members in a closed manner. A strap may be coupled to the exterior housing, wherein when the interior panel and the strap are removed from the exterior housing, the exterior housing converts into a wearable article of clothing, such as a shirt, blouse, or a pair of slacks. In some embodiments, the exterior housing may include at least one pair of sleeves coupled to a bodice, wherein the strap is slidably positioned through the pair of sleeves. The bodice may include an opening defining a neckline, such that the exterior housing may be worn as clothing.

[A45C] PURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS


Articulated sofa bed with locking mechanism
Patent No. 11234530 

Inventor(s): Thomas A. Garland (Palmetto, FL)
Assignee(s): American Leather Operations, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587198 on 09/30/2019 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seat convertible to a bed. The seat includes a locking mechanism for fixably maintaining a head panel section of the bed in a generally horizontal orientation when the bed is in the deployed configuration and releasing the head panel section from the deployed configuration by a lifting motion. The locking mechanism is connected to the head panel section and a mid-swinging member. The mid-swinging member pivotally attaches to the head panel section and a stationary mounting arm. The stationary mounting arm is fixably attached to a seat frame.

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


Stovetop cooking and grilling assembly
Patent No. 11234557 

Inventor(s): Ashley Bryant (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15920513 on 03/14/2018 (1420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stovetop cooking and grilling assembly for selective use with a stovetop includes a first housing that is configured as an oven. A second housing is coupled to and extends from an upper end of the first housing. A plurality of burners, which is gas-fired, is coupled to a top of the second housing. Each of a plurality of first grates is selectively couplable to a set of the burners. The set of the burners is configured to grill a food item that is positioned on the first grate. Each of a plurality of slots that is positioned through a front of the second housing is positioned for insertion of a respective tray. A plurality of orifices that is positioned through the top of the second housing is configured to permit drippings from the food item to flow into the second housing to be collected by the tray.

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


Implants for spinal fixation and or fusion
Patent No. 11234830 

Inventor(s): Isador H. Lieberman (Plano, TX), Jeffrey B. Phelps (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): SI-Bone Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Shay Glenn LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16874149 on 05/14/2020 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: Bone implants, including methods of use and assembly. The bone implants, which are optionally composite implants, generally include a distal anchoring region and a growth region that is proximal to the distal anchoring region. The distal anchoring region can have one or more distal surface features that adapt the distal anchoring region for anchoring into iliac bone. The growth region can have one or more growth features that adapt the growth region to facilitate at least one of bony on-growth, in-growth, or through-growth. The implants may be positioned along a posterior sacral alar-iliac (”SAI”) trajectory. The implants may be coupled to one or more bone stabilizing constructs, such as rod elements thereof.

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


Ophthalmic emulsion
Patent No. 11234929 

Inventor(s): David L. Meadows (Colleyville, TX), Howard Allen Ketelson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16811461 on 03/06/2020 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ophthalmic emulsion. The emulsion has a unique combination of ingredients that promotes the stability of small oil droplets within the emulsion. The emulsion also includes a mucoadhesive polymer that aid in delivering a lipid to the ocular surface.

[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)


Emulsified oils and blends
Patent No. 11234930 

Inventor(s): Jesse Windrix (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Klemchuk LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847027 on 04/13/2020 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: Coconut oil, coconut oil blends that are high in MCTs such as LouAna liquid coconut oil, pure MCT oils, Omega-3 oils, cannabidiol (CBD), hemp extract, tree nut oil, macadamia oil, almond oil, cashew oil, avocado oil, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), fish oil, and/or conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may be emulsified to create an emulsified oil or blend that may take the form of a creamy shot or a cream substitute. These oils and/or blends may be emulsified using an emulsifier that may be selected from the following: sunflower lecithin, sodium stearoyl lactylate (SSL), acacia gum, beta-cyclodextrin, and combinations of same. By emulsifying these oils/oil blends, a good tasting creamy shot or a cream substitute can be formed.

[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)


Pharmaceutical compositions comprising a statin and a cannabinoid and uses thereof
Patent No. 11234944 

Inventor(s): James Smeeding (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Indication BioScience LLC (Silverthorne, CO)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17075586 on 10/20/2020 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a statin and a cannabinoid, and their use for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis. It has been found that compositions combining a statin and a cannabinoid are improved over existing statin formulations. The compositions of the invention for example allow for a lower effective dose of statin and a reduction of the adverse effects seen with statins taken alone. Dosing ranges and formulations suitable for oral, buccal, and sublingual administration are disclosed. Various specific cannabinoids such as cannabidiol and synthetic cannabidiols selected for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-atherosclerotic effect are shown to be particularly advantageous.

[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)


Inhibitors of multidrug resistance transporter P-glycoprotein
Patent No. 11234978 

Inventor(s): Courtney A. Follit (Dallas, TX), Frances K. Brewer (Waxahachie, TX), John G. Wise (Dallas, TX), Pia D. Vogel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16584121 on 09/26/2019 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of treating a subject that is resistant to one or more drugs by identifying a subject having one or more drug resistant cells; administering to the subject a pharmaceutically effective amount of an inhibitor compound, and contacting one or more drug resistant cells with the inhibitor compound to reduce the export of the inhibitor compound from the one or more drug resistant tumor cells and to block the transport of drug(s) from the one or more drug resistant cells.

[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)


Methods for treating ocular surface pain
Patent No. 11234982 

Inventor(s): Michela Montecchi-Palmer (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17225290 on 04/08/2021 (299 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides methods for treating ocular surface pain by administering 4-(7-hydroxy-2-isopropyl-4-oxo-4H-quinazolin-3-yl)-benzonitrile (compound I). The present invention also provides methods for treating dry eye disease and ocular hyperemia by administering 4-(7-hydroxy-2-isopropyl-4-oxo-4H-quinazolin-3-yl)-benzonitrile.

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


Systems and methods for musculoskeletal tissue treatment
Patent No. 11235144 

Inventor(s): Erik Waldorff (Lewisville, TX), James T. Ryaby (Lewisville, TX), Maciej Zborowski (Bay Village, OH), Ronald Midura (Shaker Heights, OH)
Assignee(s): ORTHOFIX US LLC (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16876759 on 05/18/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) tissue engineering enhances musculoskeletal tissue stimulation. A tissue engineering device may include both low and high pulse frequency signal generation components that may alternatively drive one or more coils to generate PEMFs. These PEMFs may be applied to bone tissue, tendons, ligaments, and/or cartilage. A prescribed treatment regimen using the tissue engineering device may include a first period of time where a first pulse frequency is used in treatment that supports tissue proliferation followed by a second period of time where a second pulse frequency (less than the first pulse frequency) is used in treatment that supports tissue differentiation. A treatment regimen may also include, with the frequency characteristic, applying a slew rate to the pulse characteristics that is on the order of around 30 to 100 Tesla per second to drive tissue differentiation in a targeted manner.

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


Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
Patent No. 11235206 

Inventor(s): Joshua M. Boggs (Aledo, TX), Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16872157 on 05/11/2020 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and have a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole, wherein the channel comprises a center portion extending across a center of the sole, a heel portion extending from a heel end of the center portion toward the heel, and a toe portion extending from a toe end of the center portion toward the toe, wherein the width and the depth of the center portion of the channel are substantially constant, and wherein the depth of the channel is greater at the heel and toe portions than at the center portion.

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


Contrast-enhanced golf club heads
Patent No. 11235207 

Inventor(s): Kevin Harper (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Klarquist Sparkman LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17061477 on 10/01/2020 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: Golf club heads include white diffusing top surfaces to aid in club head alignment. Wood type club heads also include a dark diffusing club face so that a crown/face border is emphasized. Scorelines in wood type clubs can be provided with an intermediate contrast surface, and can be displaced from club face center to accommodate player perception when confronted with a white diffusing crown. Putter heads can include dark diffusing alignment lines, and iron-type club heads can include white diffusing surfaces at a sole portion of a club face, at a top line, or a top portion of a club face.

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


Aroma gaming system
Patent No. 11235233 

Inventor(s): Richard B. Peterson (Justin, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17079495 on 10/25/2020 (464 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video game system includes a control unit and a plurality of aroma-dispensing units positioned near a gamer. The control unit includes a hollow housing containing one or more blocks with a plurality of printer-style cartridges removably positioned therein. Each cartridge contains an aromatic compound having a discrete fragrance corresponding to a game feature, such as a character or a myriad of environmental conditions. The block is in fluid communication with a plurality of dispensing units positioned near the gamer. Each dispensing unit includes a fan and a nozzle that project a discrete aromatic compound toward the gamer that is congruent with a game character or environmental condition.

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


 

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

Filter cartridge and/or multiple-diameter multiple stage filter coalescer separator
Patent No. 11235266 

Inventor(s): Andrew Dye (Aledo, TX), Jack David Burns (Aledo, TX), Jeremy Stevens (Weatherford, TX), Stephen Jeane (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): Parker-Hannifin Corporation (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16930669 on 07/16/2020 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A filter cartridge with easier extraction provided by a roll-out clearance region for a radial seal is provided. The filter cartridge may be a two stage filter with the seal being located between stages and usable in a filtration vessel having a central separation wall with one or more riser pipes. Also, a new vessel is disclosed with multiple diameters for first and second stages of the housing with a larger second stage diameter as compared to the first stage, which can reduce door size and/or cause fluid flow velocities to be slower at the second stage relative to the first stage.

[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]


Welding tool
Patent No. 11235412 

Inventor(s): Greg Alan Radighieri (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY CENTRAL MAINTENANCE, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16263556 on 01/31/2019 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a welding torch, a laser capable of projecting a beam towards a seam on a surface, a camera directed towards the surface, a memory, and a processor. The processor receives an image of the surface from the camera. Next, the processor determines, based on the reflection of the laser beam from the surface, a vertical distance from the torch to the seam. The processor adjusts the brightness and contrast of the image, applies a gamma correction, and applies at least one gradient filter to the image to produce a new image. Next, the processor determines a horizontal location of the seam in the new image, which it uses to determine a horizontal distance from the torch to the seam. Based on the vertical and horizontal distances from the torch to the seam, the processor adjusts a vertical and a horizontal position of the torch.

[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)


System and method of green temperature optimization in a vehicle
Patent No. 11235640 

Inventor(s): Benjamin P. Austin (Saline, MI), John K. Lenneman (Okemos, MI), Joshua E. Domeyer (Madison, WI)
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: 16938415 on 07/24/2020 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of temperature optimization in a passenger vehicle when transporting perishable items, includes a passenger vehicle having predetermined storage compartments, an in-vehicle computer network connected to a plurality of sensors; and a display device in communication with the in-vehicle computer network. The display device obtains information about perishable items. The display device is configured to estimate time that the perishable items may be maintained in the vehicle. The conditions for perishable items may be optimized by determining parking locations and movement of the vehicle between parking locations in order to minimize temperature fluctuations in the vehicle. The display device is configured to update the user on the status of the perishable items and changed parking locations.

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


Proximity based vehicle security system
Patent No. 11235734 

Inventor(s): Katsumi Nagata (Foster City, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16785390 on 02/07/2020 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a vehicle security system. The vehicle security system includes a first camera positioned on a first vehicle and configured to capture first image data of a surrounding environment. The vehicle security system includes a memory that is configured to store the first image data. The vehicle security system includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine that an object or an action of the object within the surrounding environment is different than a baseline of the surrounding environment based on the first image data. The processor is configured to store, in the memory, the first image data based on the determination and cause a second camera positioned on a second vehicle or on an infrastructure to activate to capture second image data of the surrounding environment as the movement of the object in the interest was predicted.

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


Systems and methods for controlling a vehicle based on driver engagement
Patent No. 11235776 

Inventor(s): Pujitha Gunaratne (Northville, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16263371 on 01/31/2019 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a vehicle based on driver engagement are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of controlling a vehicle includes determining, using driver data from one or more driver sensors, a driver state estimation of a driver of the vehicle, determining, using environment data from one or more environmental sensors, one or more environment anomalies within an environment of the vehicle, and determining an anomaly category for at least one of the one or more environment anomalies. The method further includes, based on the driver state estimation and one or more anomaly categories, selecting a failure mode, based on the failure mode, selecting at least one failsafe action, and determining an operation of the vehicle in accordance with the failure mode.

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


Vehicular body structure
Patent No. 11235817 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI), Matthew A. Jansma (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915329 on 06/29/2020 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicular body structure includes a polymeric deck panel. The deck panel includes an adjacent ridge and valley with a leg shared therebetween, a crossbeam footprint crosswise to the adjacent ridge and valley, and a rib extending along the adjacent ridge and valley. Outside the crossbeam footprint, the rib extends along the ridge, approaching the crossbeam footprint, the rib extends along the leg into the valley, and across the crossbeam footprint, the rib extends along the valley.

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


Blade fold mechanism
Patent No. 11235858 

Inventor(s): Andrew Ryan Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Chyau-Song Tzeng (Arlington, TX), Troy Cyril Schank (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035397 on 07/13/2018 (1299 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanism for folding a rotor blade that is rotatably coupled to a blade cuff about a blade-fold axis between an extended position and a folded position. The mechanism includes a swash plate configured to translate relative to a mast, a pitch link rotatably coupled to the swash plate, a pitch horn rotatably coupled to the pitch link, a crank coupled to the pitch horn, and a link rotatably coupled to the crank and rotatably coupled to the rotor blade. The pitch horn and the crank being configured to commonly rotate relative to the blade cuff about a crank axis in response to translation of the swash plate, wherein the crank axis passes through the blade cuff.

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


Control inceptor management system
Patent No. 11235860 

Inventor(s): Shyhpyng Jack Shue (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388993 on 04/19/2019 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a control manager is disposed between the rotor system and the flight control inceptor. The control manager is configured to receive control commands wirelessly from a ground control station, translate the control commands into one or more axes associated with the flight control inceptor, and transmit the translated control commands to the rotor system in place of the instructions received from the pilot via the flight control inceptor.

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


Shock strut shrinking system
Patent No. 11235863 

Inventor(s): Adam J. Ditzler (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533626 on 08/06/2019 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for shrinking landing gear includes a shock strut having a cylinder and a piston to be received by the cylinder. The system further includes a collar coupled to a brace linkage and the piston, a torque arm configured to resist rotation between the collar and the piston, and a shrink linkage coupled between the torque arm and the cylinder. The collar rotates relative to the cylinder in response to retraction of the landing gear. Rotation of the collar rotates the piston and the torque arm relative to the cylinder. The rotation of the collar relative to the cylinder forces, via the shrink linkage, the piston towards the aircraft attachment within the cylinder.

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


Sealed hub and shaft fairing for rotary wing aircraft
Patent No. 11235869 

Inventor(s): Chris P. Butler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16832307 on 03/27/2020 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes an airframe, an extending tail, a counter rotating, coaxial main rotor assembly including an upper rotor assembly and a lower rotor assembly, and a translational thrust system positioned at the extending tail. The translational thrust system provides translational thrust to the airframe. An upper hub fairing is positioned at the upper rotor assembly. A lower hub fairing is positioned at the lower rotor assembly. A shaft fairing is disposed between the upper hub fairing and the lower hub fairing. The upper hub fairing is substantially sealed to the shaft fairing and the lower hub fairing is substantially sealed to the shaft fairing.

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


Droop ring with removable wear elements
Patent No. 11235870 

Inventor(s): Mark Adam Wiinikka (Hurst, TX), Matthew Curtis Ledbetter (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16022375 on 06/28/2018 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft having a rotor system including a yoke, a plurality of grip assemblies, each of which is hingedly attach a rotor blade to the yoke, a plurality of flap stops, each flap stop attached to a respective grip assembly, a channel bounded by an upper and lower retaining surfaces, and a droop ring slideably disposed in the channel of the droop limiting system. The droop ring has a body with an inner surface, an outer surface, and a first end surface between the inner surface and the outer surface. The droop ring further has a first wear element removably disposed at the first end surface and extending above the first end surface and spaces the first end surface apart from the channel. Each flap stop is arranged to contact the outer surface of the droop ring and limit a downward droop of the respective rotor blade.

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


Singulation of wafer level packaging
Patent No. 11235971 

Inventor(s): Clayton Lee Stevenson (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Odell Armstrong (Terrell, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16840625 on 04/06/2020 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes, before attaching a window assembly to a semiconductor wafer, the semiconductor wafer including a plurality of integrated circuits and each integrated circuit including an electrical connection pad, adhering the window assembly to a carrier fixture. The method further includes, before attaching the window assembly to the semiconductor wafer, removing portions of the window assembly to create removal areas. The method then includes attaching the window assembly to the semiconductor wafer such that the electrical connection pad of each of the plurality of integrated circuits is within a removal area and removing the carrier fixture leaving the window assembly adhered to the semiconductor wafer with the electrical connection pad exposed of each of the plurality of integrated circuits.

[B81C] PROCESSES OR APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS (making microcapsules or microballoons B01J 13/02; processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/22) [7]


 

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

C5-substituted carbapenem antibiotics, compositions containing such compounds, and methods of use in treatment of mycobacterium tuberculosis and non-tubercular mycobacteria
Patent No. 11234966 

Inventor(s): John D. Buynak (Dallas, TX), Kyle Rohde (Orlando, FL), Maha Alqurafi (Dallas, TX), Noora M. S. A. Al-Kharji (Richardson, TX), Rashmi Gupta (Lake Mary, FL), Thu Q. Nguyen (North Richland Hills, TX), Weirui Chai (Chicago, I
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16879892 on 05/21/2020 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Compositions and methods for targeting activin signaling to treat cancer
Patent No. 11236156 

Inventor(s): Duojia Pan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Law Firm: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16077368 on 02/10/2017 (1817 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating cancer by targeting the Activin signaling pathway. In certain embodiments, combining Activin blockade with immunomodulation alters regulatory T (Treg) cell-mediated immune regulation and treats 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

Method and apparatus for convective sill insulation
Patent No. 11236541 

Inventor(s): Dale Wruck (Hatley, WI), Peter Strycharske (Wausau, WI)
Assignee(s): Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16889271 on 06/01/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application relates to an arrangement for reducing thermal energy loss through a sill assembly of the type used with a door or window. The sill assembly includes at least one sill member. The at least one sill member has a hollow region therein. The sill assembly further includes a baffle disposed within the at least one sill member. The baffle spans a length of the at least one sill member and divides the at least one sill member into a plurality of chambers thereby limiting interaction of warmer air and cooler air within the at least one sill member. The baffle reduces heat transfer through the hollow region via convection.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Setting bridge plug on wireline through core bit
Patent No. 11236565 

Inventor(s): Grant Spark (Frisco, TX), Mark Holly (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16753987 on 05/07/2018 (1366 days app to issue)

Abstract: A setting tool and bridge plug that are run-in-hole on wireline through a core bit while drill rods are in place can be used to plug a borehole. A setting tool can be sized to have a same or smaller diameter as a drill rod. A bridge plug can have a run-in configuration of a diameter that is smaller than an inner diameter of a core bit. The bridge plug can have a set configuration that can respond to the setting tool pulling uphole. The bridge plug can be positioned below a drill bit of the drill rod in the set configuration, and the diameter of the bridge plug in the set configuration can be greater than the diameter of the drill rod.

[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]


Complex components for molded composite frac plugs
Patent No. 11236576 

Inventor(s): John Hardesty (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16524470 on 07/29/2019 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole isolation tool for sealing a casing in a well, the downhole isolation including plural parts made of a composite material, each part having a preset functionality with regard to sealing the casing; and a sealing element configured to seal the casing. At least two parts of the plural parts have a single, combined body.

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


Zero extrusion gap barrier device used on packing elements
Patent No. 11236578 

Inventor(s): Anthony Phan (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16697953 on 11/27/2019 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation tool, e.g., a bridge plug, provides the ability to seal portions of a well from production or to temporarily seal zones of a well from treatment. A bridge plug may include a sealing element supported by one or more segmented barrier devices that operate to prohibit extrusion of the sealing element as the sealing element is subjected to an axial force. The segmented barrier device may operate passively as segments are driven radially outward by the radial expansion of the sealing element when subject to the axial force and driven radially inward by leaf springs when the axial force is removed. Segments of the segmented barrier device may circumferentially overlap and form a generally flat shoulder supporting the sealing element. The segmented barrier device may include a jacket covering the segments, and a sealing element may be supported by a segmented barrier device on each axial end.

[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]


Magnetic braking system and method for downhole turbine assemblies
Patent No. 11236587 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Richard Decena Ornelaz (Frisco, 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: 16486965 on 10/17/2018 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstract: A turbine assembly is provided for downhole components of a well system. The turbine assembly includes a translational component which translates when a fluid is passed through the turbine assembly. The turbine assembly also includes a braking system which includes one or more magnets in magnetic communication with a conductive component. The braking system enacts a braking force onto the translational component due to the relative translation of the one or more magnets with the conductive component. The braking force from the braking system is proportional to the rate of translation of the translational component.

[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

 

Seismic retention assembly for weigh module and method
Patent No. 11236856 

Inventor(s): James A. Austin (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey O. Getrum (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ConeCraft, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15931704 on 05/14/2020 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seismic retention assembly for retaining equipment supported on weigh modules in place during and after a seismic event. The assembly includes a seismic bracket with a mounting plate and a flange that extends beyond the weigh module, and with a retention aperture formed through the flange, located adjacent to the equipment. A retention fastener includes a nut fixed to the equipment in alignment with the aperture, and also a bolt that passes through the aperture and engages the nut. Clearance between the bolt and the aperture enables unimpeded operation of the weigh module during normal use, but limits movement during a seismic event.

[F16M] FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS


 

P H Y S I C S

Method and apparatus for picking products
Patent No. 11235936 

Inventor(s): Gary Giger (Pittsburgh, PA), Jeremiah Miele (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee(s): FEDEX SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS ELECTRONICS, INC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16742775 on 01/14/2020 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods and apparatus for picking products. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a machine-readable medium containing business rules for arranging at least one product of a physical stack having physical dimensions into a virtual stack, the virtual stack being a 3D representation of the at least one product, and also containing business rules for selecting the at least one product. The apparatus also includes a vision module including a sensor configured to identify indications of a condition of each product. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to perform an inspection of each product based on the condition of the product and the set of business rules for selecting the product. The apparatus further includes a robotic arm for selecting each product of that has passed the inspection and for arranging the product to form a physical stack based on the virtual stack.

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


Automatic pressure testing for leaks in frac iron
Patent No. 11237076 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16550696 on 08/26/2019 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: Automatically pressure testing a frac iron configuration in a wellbore environment including performing a plurality of pressure testing cycles using increasing higher levels of fluid pressure to detect the presence of any leaks in the frac iron at one or more of the pressurization levels.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Descriptor-based methods of electrochemically measuring an analyte as well as devices, apparatuses and systems incorporating the same
Patent No. 11237128 

Inventor(s): Zheng Zheng Pan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364340 on 03/26/2019 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods are disclosed for measuring an analyte concentration in a fluidic sample. Such methods allow one to correct and/or compensate for confounding variables such as hematocrit, salt concentration and/or temperature before providing an analyte concentration. The measurement methods use response information from a test sequence having at least one DC block, where DC block includes at least one excitation pulse and at least one recovery pulse, and where a closed circuit condition of an electrode system is maintained during the at least one recovery pulse. Information encoded in the excitation and recovery pulses are used to build within- and across-pulse descriptors to correct/compensate for hematocrit, salt concentration and/or temperature effects on the analyte concentration. Methods of transforming current response data also are disclosed. Further disclosed are devices, apparatuses and systems incorporating the various measurement methods.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


TSV testing method and apparatus
Patent No. 11237206 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17020042 on 09/14/2020 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit die includes a substrate of semiconductor material having a top surface, a bottom surface, and an opening through the substrate between the top surface and the bottom surface. A through silicon via (TSV) has a conductive body in the opening, has a top contact point coupled to the body at the top surface, and has a bottom contact point coupled to the body at the bottom surface. A scan cell has a serial input, a serial output, control inputs, a voltage reference input, a response input coupled to one of the contact points, and a stimulus output coupled to the other one of the contact points.

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


Magnetic flux concentrator for in-plane direction magnetic field concentration
Patent No. 11237223 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Jo Bito (Dallas, TX), Keith Ryan Green (Prosper, TX), Ricky Alan Jackson (Richardson, TX), William David French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16521053 on 07/24/2019 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structure includes a substrate which includes a surface. The structure also includes a horizontal-type Hall sensor positioned within the substrate and below the surface of the substrate. The structure further includes a patterned magnetic concentrator positioned above the surface of the substrate, and a protective overcoat layer positioned above the magnetic concentrator.

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


Lidar scanning with expanded scan angle
Patent No. 11237251 

Inventor(s): Terry A. Bartlett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591974 on 05/10/2017 (1728 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples of a system for outputting a patterned light beam, the system includes: an illumination source; a positive optical element positioned to receive light from the illumination source and to output converging light; a reflective element positioned to receive the converging light from the positive optical element, the reflective element configured to reflect the converging light to form a scan beam; and a negative optical element to receive the scan beam from the reflective element, the negative optical element configured to output the scan beam to a field of view.

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


System for virtual display and method of use
Patent No. 11237392 

Inventor(s): David K. Hess (Dallas, TX), Marvin R. Young (Richardson, TX), Timothy A. Cummings (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17301202 on 03/29/2021 (309 days app to issue)

Abstract: A preferred system and method for displaying a set of indicator coordinates in relation to a building information model includes a system administrator, a registration base and a headset unit. The system includes a headset including a display and a registration base for initial placement of the headset. The headset further includes a set of stereo cameras. The cameras capture an image of the construction site and overlay an image which includes the indicator coordinates. A position of the headset is determined relative to the registration base from motion sensors. A set of indicator coordinates is downloaded and projected to the display based on the position and orientation of the headset.

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


Low-dropout (LDO) voltage system
Patent No. 11237581 

Inventor(s): Niranjan Shankar (Chennai, , IN), Sreeram Subramanyam Nasum (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16727586 on 12/26/2019 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A low-dropout voltage system comprising a current supply with a transistor circuitry, a mode switch capacitor, and a decoupling capacitor, wherein the mode switch capacitor facilitates the low-drop voltage system to swiftly transition from a low mode with a minimal to no transient current output to a high mode with a transient current of about 6 mA by dynamically biasing the transistor circuitry while limiting a voltage or current draw from an external power source.

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


Secondary back surface touch sensor for handheld devices
Patent No. 11237603 

Inventor(s): Alan R. Manlick (Murphy, TX), David Brian Smith (Rowlett, TX), Matthew Alan Beardsworth (Austin, TX), Merril Ray Newman (Schaumberg, IL), Michael Richard Dille (Bartlett, IL), Yiding Luo (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17011173 on 09/03/2020 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: A second touch area provided on the back side of the mobile phone in a location such that an index finger can be used to provide input when while the mobile phone is being held in that one hand. A second hand is not required for the various types of input that are provided using this second touch area. This allows the mobile phone to be used in single-handed operation in many circumstances.

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


Fast bus inversion for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 11237729 

Inventor(s): A Harihara Sravan (Karnataka, , IN), Debasish Dwibedy (Karnataka, , IN), Muralikrishna Balaga (Karnataka, , IN), Nihal Singla (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius, LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17068955 on 10/13/2020 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inversion encoder is configured to receive a plurality of bytes of data for parallel output to a data bus; determine, in parallel, Hamming distances of neighboring pairs of bytes of the received plurality of bytes of data; for each neighboring pair of bytes of the received plurality of bytes, determine, in parallel, for each of the neighboring pairs of bytes, whether a respective Hamming distance satisfies a majority function; if a respective Hamming distance for a particular pair of bytes of the neighboring pairs of bytes satisfies the majority function: set an inversion bit for a second byte of the particular pair of bytes to be the opposite of an inversion bit for a first byte of the particular pair of bytes; invert, or forgo inverting, the second byte based on the inversion bit for the second byte; and provide the second byte for output to the data bus.

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


Target architecture determination
Patent No. 11237808 

Inventor(s): John D. Leidel (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17063285 on 10/05/2020 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide apparatuses and methods for target architecture determination. An example method comprises receiving an indication of a type of target architecture in a portion of source code and creating compiled code for the type of target architecture based on the indication.

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


Tracking related changes with code annotations
Patent No. 11237824 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Daniel Holloway (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): RED HAT, INC. (Raleigh, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16784538 on 02/07/2020 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are included for automatically tracking source code changes for a user-customized feature of a software project. Metadata identifying the annotated source code for the user-customized feature is stored in an annotation database. The metadata include a location of the annotated source code within the one or more files of a code repository for the software project and a description of the changes that were made to the annotated source code. The metadata is used to determine whether any subsequent changes made by a second user to the one or more files affect the source code annotated by the first user for the user-customized feature of the software project. One or more automated tasks are performed for the user-customized feature when the subsequent changes are determined to affect the annotated source code.

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


Method and apparatus for permuting streamed data elements
Patent No. 11237831 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Mujibur Rahman (Plano, TX), Soujanya Narnur (Austin, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878611 on 05/20/2020 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes receiving, in a permute network, a plurality of data elements for a vector instruction from a streaming engine, and mapping, by the permute network, the plurality of data elements to vector locations for execution of the vector instruction by a vector functional unit in a vector data path of a processor.

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


System and method of utilizing platform applications with information handling systems
Patent No. 11237839 

Inventor(s): Dongli Wu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16906126 on 06/19/2020 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, one or more methods, and/or one or more methods may: register a subroutine configured to store multiple addresses of a volatile memory medium VMM of an information handling system (IHS); for each IHS initialization executable/OS executable pair of multiple IHS initialization executable/OS executable pairs: retrieve, from a first non-volatile memory medium (NVMM), an IHS initialization executable of the IHS initialization executable/OS executable pair; copy, by the IHS initialization executable, an OS executable of the IHS initialization executable/OS executable pair from the first NVMM to the VMM; call, by the IHS initialization executable, the subroutine; store, by the subroutine, an address associated with the OS executable via a data structure stored by the VMM; and copy, by a first OS executable, the OS executable from the VMM to a second NVMM based at least on the address associated with the OS executable.

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


Pipelined read-modify-write operations in cache memory
Patent No. 11237905 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), Daniel Brad Wu (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16874435 on 05/14/2020 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a processor system includes a processor core that generates memory write requests, a cache memory, and a memory pipeline of the cache memory. The memory pipeline has a holding buffer, an anchor stage, and an RMW pipeline. The anchor stage determines whether a data payload of a write request corresponds to a partial write. If so, the data payload is written to the holding buffer and conforming data is read from a corresponding cache memory address to merge with the data payload. The RMW pipeline has a merge stage and a syndrome generation stage. The merge stage merges the data payload in the holding buffer with the conforming data to make merged data. The syndrome generation stage generates an ECC syndrome using the merged data. The memory pipeline writes the data payload and ECC syndrome to the cache memory.

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


Network virtualization policy management system
Patent No. 11237926 

Inventor(s): David H. Lu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Shopify Inc. (Ottawa, , CA)
Law Firm: GTC Law Group PC Affiliates (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780078 on 02/03/2020 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing a network virtualization policy management system. An event relating to a service can be detected. A first policy that defines allocation of hardware resources to host the virtual network functions can be obtained, as can a second policy that defines deployment of the virtual network functions to the hardware resources. The hardware resources can be allocated based upon the first policy and the virtual network functions can be deployed to the hardware resources based upon the second policy.

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


Multicore shared cache operation engine
Patent No. 11237968 

Inventor(s): David E. Smith (Allen, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Matthew David Pierson (Frisco, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601745 on 10/15/2019 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques including receiving configuration information for a trigger control channel of the one or more trigger control channels, the configuration information defining a first one or more triggering events, receiving a first memory management command, store the first memory management command, detecting a first one or more triggering events, and triggering the stored first memory management command based on the detected first one or more triggering events.

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


Reduce data traffic between cache and memory via data access of variable sizes
Patent No. 11237970 

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: 16183661 on 11/07/2018 (1182 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system, method and apparatus to cache a portion of a data block. A processor can access data using memory addresses in an address space. A first memory can store a block of data at a block of contiguous addresses in the space of memory address. A second memory can cache a first portion of the block of data identified by an item selection vector. For example, response to a request to cache the block of data stored in the first memory, the computing system can communicate the first portion of the block of data from the first memory to the second memory according to the item selection vector without accessing a second portion of the block of data. Thus, different data blocks in the first memory of a same size can be each cached in different cache blocks of different sizes in the second memory.

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


Image processing accelerator
Patent No. 11237991 

Inventor(s): Anish Reghunath (Plano, TX), Anthony Lell (San Antonio, TX), Brian Chae (Duluth, GA), Hetul Sanghvi (Richardson, TX), Jason A. T. Jones (Richmond, TX), Mihir Mody (Bengaluru, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Rajasekhar
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16995364 on 08/17/2020 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing accelerator includes a shared memory, and a stream accelerator, a memory-to-memory accelerator, and a common DMA controller coupled to the shared memory. The stream accelerator is configured to process a real-time data stream, and to store stream accelerator output data generated by processing the real-time data stream in the shared memory. The memory-to-memory accelerator is configured to retrieve input data from the shared memory, to process the input data, and to store, in the shared memory, memory-to-memory accelerator output data generated by processing the input data. The common DMA controller is configured to retrieve stream accelerator output data from the shared memory and transfer the stream accelerator output data to memory external to the processing accelerator; and to retrieve the memory-to-memory accelerator output data from the shared memory and transfer the memory-to-memory accelerator output data to memory external to the processing accelerator.

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


Recommendation platform for structured queries
Patent No. 11238034 

Inventor(s): Ivan Dario Hernandez Sanchez (Dallas, TX), Roderic Paulk (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658105 on 10/20/2019 (835 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, a processor receives a structured query, parses the structured query into components, and stores the structured query, the components, and at least one attribute regarding the structured query in a first query record of a query record storage platform, the at least one attribute comprising a user identification of a user generating the structured query. The processor may then receive a search associated with the query record storage platform, where the search includes at least one parameter, and where the at least one parameter specifies at least one of the structured query, at least one of the components, or at least one of the at least one attribute regarding the structured query, and return the first query record in response to the search.

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


Computer architecture for mapping analog data values to a string correlithm object in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11238072 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133445 on 09/17/2018 (1233 days app to issue)

Abstract: A string correlithm object generator is configured to output a string correlithm object comprising a plurality of sub-string correlithm objects. A node is configured to receive a plurality of data values. A memory is configured to store a node table that associates sub-string correlithm objects with the data values such that a first sub-string correlithm object is associated with a first data value and a second sub-string correlithm object is associated with a second data value. A processor is configured to receive a third data value that is between the first data value and the second data value, determine a third sub-string correlithm object that is interpolated between the first sub-string correlithm object and the second sub-string correlithm object, and associate the third sub-string correlithm object with the third data value.

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


Customizable ordering of search results and predictive query generation
Patent No. 11238117 

Inventor(s): Harish Jaiprakash (Bangalore, , IN), Jignashu Parikh (Jamnagar, , IN), Shyam Kapur (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): R2 Solutions, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Noblitt Newson PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16041918 on 07/23/2018 (1289 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a computerized search system, a document corpus is searched according to a query and results of the search are presentable as an ordered search result set comprising one or more search hits, a search hit being a document of the document corpus or reference thereto. Based on content of the search result set, a number of suggested queries and/or parameter options are presented to a querier, thereby allowing the querier to select a suggested query and/or provide values for the parameters and those selections can be used to reorder the hits of the search result set. The particular suggested queries and/or parameters presented depend on the page elements of the search result set”s documents and their categorization. The categorization might be done using concept networks.

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


Managing user access to data of a social media account
Patent No. 11238172 

Inventor(s): Aparna Subramanian (Plano, TX), Shishir Saha (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449972 on 06/24/2019 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: Managing user access to data of a social media account, by providing a first user with access to data of a social media account of a second user based on determining that a first data access request by the first user conforms to an expected data access pattern.

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


Method for simulating combustion in digital imagery with real or artist-specified components
Patent No. 11238198 

Inventor(s): Alexey Stomakhin (Waimanalo, HI), Ken Museth (Wellington, , NZ)
Assignee(s): WETA DIGITAL LIMITED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17185708 on 02/25/2021 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: A combustion simulation system is provided. The system receives data representing a fluid flow. The data includes a plurality of combustion precursors, including at least one arbitrary combustion precursor that may not correspond to a physically realizable material. The system simulates a chemical combustion reaction involving the plurality of combustion precursors and generating combustion byproducts. The system determines a change in temperature and a molar mass of the combustion byproducts due to the chemical reaction, and determines a divergence of the combustion byproducts based on a combination of the change in the temperature and the change in molar mass. The system then generates one or more data structures of the simulated combustion based on at least a portion of the fluid flow.

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


Targeting system and simulator therefor
Patent No. 11238200 

Inventor(s): Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Brett Zimmerman (Hurst, TX), Carey Cannon (Colleyville, TX), Christopher Stroncek (Fort Worth, TX), Joseph Scott Drennan (Dallas, TX), Kip Gregory Campbell (Hurst, TX), Michael McNa
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293425 on 03/05/2019 (1064 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a targeting system simulation tool (TSST) includes providing a TSST configured to receive an obstacle/effect parameterization, a simulation parameterization, a sensor parameterization, an aircraft parameterization, and an autonomy parameterization. The method further includes receiving by the TSST, at least one of each of an obstacle/effect parameterization and a simulation parameterization. The method further includes receiving by the TSST, either (1) a sensor parameterization or (2) an aircraft parameterization. The method further includes operating the TSST to apply the provided ones of the obstacle/effect parameterization, simulation parameterization, sensor parameterization, and aircraft parameterization to generate a value, value range, or value limit for the unprovided aircraft parameterization or unprovided sensor parameterization.

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


Training systems for pseudo labeling natural language
Patent No. 11238228 

Inventor(s): Aditya Relangi (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (Mclean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16793167 on 02/18/2020 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure can comprise systems and methods for creating and modifying named entity recognition models. The system can use two or more existing named entity recognition models to output responses to natural language queries for which the models have not yet been trained. When the output from the two or more models match, the query and the resulting output can be stored as training data for a new named entity recognition model. If the output from the two or models do not match, the query and the outputs can be stored in an exceptions file for additional review. In some embodiments, the system can comprise one or more processors and a display for providing a user interface (UI).

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


Omni-directional RFID system for downhole and surface equipment
Patent No. 11238246 

Inventor(s): Preeti Pathak (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hogan Lovells US LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17025024 on 09/18/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: An asset identification system includes a tool having an axial dimension and a radial dimension. There are three RFID devices located on the tool, and the three RFID devices are located at equal angles with respect to each other in the radial dimension. The system further includes a storage apparatus configured to store the tool, and an RFID reader. At least one of the three RFID devices located on the tool is readable by the RFID reader regardless of the radial orientation of the tool with respect to the RFID reader.

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


Systems and methods for intelligent adherence or conformance analysis coaching
Patent No. 11238415 

Inventor(s): Ammata Soutdarany (Dallas, TX), Kalyani Jyotii Chennupati (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): NICE LTD. (Ra”anana, , IL)
Law Firm: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16598544 on 10/10/2019 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for intelligent adherence analysis/conformance analysis coaching where a graphical user interface, which allows a supervisor to select a date range and an objective, such as a goal amount of adherence/conformance to occur at a goal frequency, is displayed; adherence/conformance data, for one or more agents, is received, agents are determined to require coaching based on a comparison of the adherence/conformance data at the goal frequency to the goal amount of occurrences of the goal amount of adherence/conformance at the goal frequency; coaching sessions are scheduled with each of the agents determined to require coaching; and an alert, which includes information indicating why the agent requires coaching, is transmitted to each of those agents.

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


Transaction terminals for automated billing
Patent No. 11238427 

Inventor(s): Carrie Norman (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173546 on 10/29/2018 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive receipt information associated with items in an order. The receipt information may include item identifiers and price descriptors associated with the items in the order. The device may receive product information associated with the items in the order. The product information may include product identifiers based on images of the items in the order and object descriptors. The device may map a first item identifier for a first item in the order and a first product identifier for determining that the first item corresponds to a first price descriptor and a first object descriptor. The device may map a second item identifier for a second item in the order and a second product identifier for determining that the second item corresponds to a second price descriptor and a second object descriptor. The device may assign the first and second items to respective first and second sub-receipts.

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


Intelligent systems for identifying transactions associated with an institution impacted by an event
Patent No. 11238459 

Inventor(s): Jose Gilberto Guerra-Leal (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16736594 on 01/07/2020 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transaction processing system capable of processing transactions and implementing a flexible circuit breaker process during an event. A circuit breaker module initiates a circuit breaker event (CBE), an account identification module identifies one or more affected account IDs, and a rule generation module generates conditional rules for evaluating each transaction presented to a transaction processing module. If a transaction presented to the transaction processing module satisfies the conditional rule, the transaction is not processed. Transactions not processed are stored in memory and groups of impacted transactions are assigned to resource modules based on common characteristics. The resource module determines if impacted transactions should be allowed to process.

[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]


Distributed energy control
Patent No. 11238474 

Inventor(s): Daniel Gregory Price (Dallas, TX), John Franklin Allen, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Robert D. Maher, III (Frisco, TX), Victor Kuang-En Liu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): HUNT ENERGY ENTERPRISE, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts LLP (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289860 on 03/01/2019 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an energy storage device geographically proximate a plurality of load centers. The energy storage device is coupled to one or more of the plurality of load centers for supplying energy to the load centers and is also coupled to an energy generation source for receiving energy from the energy generation source. The system also includes a control system that is operable to receive energy market data, monitor the plurality of load centers, the energy storage device, and the energy generation source, and control the charging and dispatching of the energy storage device based on the monitoring and the energy market data.

[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]


Commercializing user patterns via blockchain
Patent No. 11238478 

Inventor(s): David M. Goemer (Frisco, TX), Hazem Ahmed (Plano, TX), Michael C. Edwards (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16258476 on 01/25/2019 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for commercializing vehicle data. The method includes writing, by an electronic control unit (ECU) of a vehicle, to a distributed ledger, vehicle data. The method also includes providing, by a computing device associated with a third party, a communication to the vehicle based on the vehicle data on the distributed ledger. The method also includes writing, by a processor of the computing device associated with the third party, to the distributed ledger, a record of providing the communication to the vehicle. The method also includes receiving, by the ECU of the vehicle, the communication.

[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]


Methods and systems for automatic processing of images of a damaged vehicle and estimating a repair cost
Patent No. 11238506 

Inventor(s): He Yang (The Colony, TX), Marigona Bokshi-Drotar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009859 on 06/15/2018 (1327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for processing images of a damaged vehicle and estimating a repair cost of the damaged vehicle includes receiving image data of a vehicle from a user mobile device. The image data is processed to determine whether one or more parts of the damaged vehicle are damaged. In addition, one or more parts of the damaged vehicle are identified for repair and one or more parts of the damaged vehicle are identified for replacement. A cost associated for the repair of each of the one or more parts of the damaged vehicle for repair is estimated based on estimated repair cost data contained in a parts repair database. Moreover, a cost associated with the replacement of each of the one or more parts of the damaged vehicle for replacement is determined based on replacement cost data contained in a parts replacement database.

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


Systems and method for visual search with attribute manipulation
Patent No. 11238515 

Inventor(s): Julie Chang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): A9.COM, INC. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Hogan Lovells US LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265389 on 02/01/2019 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present embodiments provide visual search techniques which produces results that include both accurate similar items as well diversified items through attribute manipulation. In some embodiments, a feature vector describing the item of interest is obtained. A target feature vector is then generated at least partially from the original feature vector, in which the target feature vector shares only a subset of attribute values with the original feature vector and includes at least some values that are different from the original feature vector. An electronic catalog of items is then queried using the target feature vector, and a set of candidate items are determined from the electronic catalog based at least in part on similarity to the target feature vector. The original feature vector may be used to query for a set of similar items that are as similar as possible to the item of interest.

[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]


Detection and prevention of inmate to inmate message relay
Patent No. 11238553 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799418 on 02/24/2020 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: Secure system and method of detecting and preventing inmate to inmate message relays. A system and method which monitors inmate communications for similar phrases that occur as part of two or more separate inmate messages. These similar phrases may be overlapping in real time as in a conference call or can occur at separate times in separate messages. The communications that appear similar are assigned a score and the score is compared to a threshold. If the score is above a certain threshold, the communication is flagged and remedial actions are taken. If the flagged communication contains illegal matter then the communication can be disconnected or restricted in the future.

[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]


Communication devices for guards of controlled environments
Patent No. 11238723 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17165658 on 02/02/2021 (364 days app to issue)

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

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


Systems and methods for traffic flow prediction
Patent No. 11238729 

Inventor(s): Ahmed H. Sakr (Mountain View, CA), Hongsheng Lu (San Jose, CA), Prashant Tiwari (Santa Clara, CA), Rui Guo (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17018678 on 09/11/2020 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of generating a traffic prediction includes receiving traffic data from a plurality of reporting sources, forming a plurality of initial graphs, generating a plurality of completed graphs based on the plurality of initial graphs by at least removing noise from the plurality of initial graphs, generating a plurality of feature vectors that represent spatial relationships and temporal relationships in the plurality of completed graphs, outputting a first feature vector corresponding to a first time window as a first output, caching a copy of the first feature vector with a set of feature vectors of the plurality of feature vectors corresponding to a second time window, connecting the first feature vector with the set of feature vectors, outputting the result as a second output, fusing the first output with the second output and generating a traffic prediction based on the fused outputs.

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


Image motion management
Patent No. 11238812 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Matthew Kempf (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16285282 on 02/26/2019 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for managing motion includes dividing a time allocated to display of an image into a first interval and a second interval. The second interval is immediately subsequent to the first interval. An amount of light energy to be emitted at a pixel during the time is determined based on the image. A first portion of the light energy is generated at the pixel in the first interval. The first portion comprises as much of the light energy as is generatable in the first interval. A second portion of the light energy is generated at the pixel in the second interval based on the light energy generatable in the first interval being less than the amount of light energy to be emitted at the pixel during the time.

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


Gate driver with V[subscript]GTH [/subscript]and V[subscript]CESAT [/subscript]measurement capability for the state of health monitor
Patent No. 11239839 

Inventor(s): Anant Kamath (Plano, TX), Xiong Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17014828 on 09/08/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a power supply system, a high-side (HS) insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) has a first collector, a first gate, and a first emitter. A low-side (LS) IGBT has a second collector coupled to the first emitter, a second gate, and a second emitter. A gate drive circuit is coupled to the first gate of the HS IGBT and the second gate of the LS IGBT. A control circuit is coupled to the gate drive circuit. The control circuit is configured to control the gate drive circuit for biasing the HS IGBT to a HS saturation, and determine a HS degradation of the HS IGBT based on a HS digitized gate voltage of the HS IGBT in the HS saturation.

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


NSH encapsulation for traffic steering
Patent No. 11240065 

Inventor(s): James N. Guichard (Hollis, NH), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17020787 on 09/14/2020 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for establishing a tunnel between VTEPs includes receiving at an SDN controller a tunnel creation request to establish a VxLAN tunnel from a first VTEP to a second VTEP, determining a VxLAN tunnel of network nodes coupling the first VTEP to the second VTEP, assigning a SvcPI to the VxLAN tunnel, and sending a tunnel initiation command to the first VTEP, the tunnel initiation command causing the first VTEP to convert an Ethernet frame to a path-ID frame by adding an NSH encapsulation header and to forward the path-ID frame to the next network node in the VxLAN tunnel.

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


Service link selection control method and device
Patent No. 11240159 

Inventor(s): Linda Dunbar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16529325 on 08/01/2019 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are a flow classifier, policy and charging rules function unit and controller. The flow classifier receives a service chain selection control policy sent by a policy and charging rules function unit. The service chain selection control policy includes a corresponding relation between an application type and an identifier of a service chain. The service chain is a path formed by a forwarding device and a value-added service device both of which a service flow with the application type needs to pass through. The flow classifier detects the service flow with the application type based on the service chain selection control policy and adds the identifier of the service chain to a message of the service flow. The flow classifier sends the message of the service flow with the added identifier of the service chain to a forwarding device directly connected to the flow classifier.

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


Messaging system for combining and sending promotional data with conventional messages via a communications network
Patent No. 11240350 

Inventor(s): Blake Lind (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15435062 on 02/16/2017 (1811 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a messaging system for combining a set of promotional data with an instant message. The system includes a network, a sending communications terminal connected to the network and a sending processor programmed for sending an instant message via the network. Additionally, the system includes a recipient communications terminal connected to the network configured for receiving an instant message from the sending communications terminal. The system also includes a messaging server providing instant messaging service to the sending communications terminal and the recipient communications terminal and a combiner for combining a singular instant message sent from the sending communications terminal and the set of promotional data into a single cohesive message. The recipient communications terminal has a recipient processor for presenting the set of promotional data with the instant message as a cohesive message on a messaging.

[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]


Autonomous vehicle lidar cooling system
Patent No. 11240941 

Inventor(s): Bill Castleman (Canton, MI), Jeff A. Teeples (Dexter, 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: 16129374 on 09/12/2018 (1238 days app to issue)

Abstract: Autonomous vehicles are made by fitting sensors to non-autonomous vehicle platforms. A mounting structure to mount sensors to the vehicle is needed to provide sensor data about the environment of the vehicle. The mounting structure is sealed to prevent exterior environmental elements from harming the sensor hardware. Therefore, any heat generated from the sensors or equipment and/or exterior heat is sealed and trapped in the mounting structure. Thus, a way to cool the sensors is needed and to limit additions to the mounting structure is optimized by tapping into existing vehicle cooling systems to cool the sensors. Additionally, removal of the heated air by exhausting the air out from the mounting structure to aid in the cooling of the sensors is necessary.

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


 

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Ultrasonic lens cleaning system with foreign material detection
Patent No. 11237387 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15583057 on 05/01/2017 (1737 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include lens cleaning systems, drivers and operating methods, including a transducer mechanically coupled to a lens, a driver to provide an oscillating drive signal to the transducer and a controller to control the drive signal frequency to vibrate the lens at frequencies in a range of interest. The controller determines a measured resonant frequency of the lens cleaning system in the range of interest according to a transducer feedback signal and selectively performs a lens cleaning operation if the measured resonant frequency differs from a baseline resonant frequency of the lens cleaning system for a clean lens.

[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]


Selective molding for integrated circuit
Patent No. 11239130 

Inventor(s): Dolores Babaran Milo (Baguio, , PH), Floro Lopez Camenforte, III (Mabalacat, , PH), Joe Anne Feive Carbonell Lopez (Baguio, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597915 on 10/10/2019 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes performing a first molding process to enclose a portion of a first semiconductor die in a first package structure with an opening that exposes a portion of a second semiconductor die mounted to the first semiconductor die, as well as performing a deposition process to deposit a stress absorbing material in the opening of the first package structure to cover the portion of the second semiconductor die, and performing a second molding process to enclose a portion of the stress absorbing structure in a second package structure that extends on a side of the first package structure.

[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]


Power device embedded driver board assemblies with cooling structures and methods thereof
Patent No. 11239137 

Inventor(s): Feng Zhou (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16943152 on 07/30/2020 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A driver board assembly includes first and second substrates, one or more power device assemblies and a cooling manifold. At least one jet impingement assembly is formed on a first surface of the first substrate and includes an impingement receiving portion that is at least partially circumferentially surrounded by a plurality of fluid microchannels that extend radially from the impingement receiving portion along the first surface. The second substrate is bonded onto the first substrate. The second substrate surface has a recess. The plurality of receiving contours are etched within the first surface of the first substrate. The one or more power device assemblies are bonded into the recess of the second substrate. A first cooling surface of the cooling manifold is bonded to the first surface such that the first cooling surface bonds within the plurality of receiving contours within the first surface of the first substrate.

[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]


Solder-metal-solder stack for electronic interconnect
Patent No. 11239190 

Inventor(s): Arvin Cedric Quiambao Mallari (San Fernando, , PH), Jovenic Romero Esquejo (Baguio, , PH), Maricel Fabia Escao (Angeles, , PH), Rafael Jose Lizares Guevara (Manila, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738612 on 01/09/2020 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a substrate having top side contact pads including metal pillars thereon or a laminate substrate having land pads with the pillars thereon. A solder including layer stack is on the pillars, the solder including layer stack having a bottom solder material layer including in physical contact with a top surface of the pillars, a metal material layer, and a capping solder material layer on the metal material layer. The metal material layer is primarily a copper layer or an intermetallic compound (IMC) layer including copper.

[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]


Nanowire interfaces
Patent No. 11239195 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Los Gatos, CA), Ralf Jakobskrueger Muenster (Saratoga, CA), Sreenivasan Kalyani Koduri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16843580 on 04/08/2020 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a system comprises a first component having a first surface, a first set of nanoparticles coupled to the first surface, and a first set of nanowires extending from the first set of nanoparticles. The system also comprises a second component having a second surface, a second set of nanoparticles coupled to the second surface, and a second set of nanowires extending from the second set of nanoparticles. The system further includes an adhesive positioned between the first and second surfaces. The first and second sets of nanowires are positioned within the adhesive.

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


Bonded assembly containing laterally bonded bonding pads and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11239204 

Inventor(s): Chen Wu (Flemish Brabant, , BE), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, , CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Yangyin Chen (Flemish Brabant, , BE)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694400 on 11/25/2019 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bonded assembly includes a first die containing first bonding pads having sidewalls that are laterally bonded to sidewalls of second bonding pads of a second die.

[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]


Self-biased bidirectional ESD protection circuit
Patent No. 11239229 

Inventor(s): Ann Margaret Concannon (Palo Alto, CA), Antonio Gallerano (San Jose, CA), Krishna Praveen Mysore Rajagopal (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199265 on 11/26/2018 (1163 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples provide an ESD protection circuit including a protection structure to selectively conduct current between a first terminal at a protected node and a second terminal at a reference node in response to the protected node voltage and a control voltage signal rising above a trigger voltage during an ESD event, and a bias circuit configured to bias a protection structure control terminal at a control voltage corresponding to a higher one of a first voltage of the first terminal and a second voltage of the second terminal to control the trigger voltage of the ESD protection structure to keep the ESD protection structure off during normal operation.

[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]


IC with larger and smaller width contacts
Patent No. 11239230 

Inventor(s): Abbas Ali (Plano, TX), Guruvayurappan Mathur (Plano, TX), Poornika Fernandes (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16665288 on 10/28/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a second metal level located between first and third metal levels, a dielectric layer located over the metal levels, and first, second and third vias within the dielectric layer. The first via traverses the first dielectric layer from a surface of the dielectric layer to the first metal level and has a first diameter. The second via traverses the dielectric layer from the surface to the second metal level and has the first diameter. The third via traverses the dielectric layer from the surface to the third metal level and has a second diameter greater than the first diameter. In some implementations the first, second and third metal levels implement a capacitor.

[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 having an epitaxial vertical semiconductor channel and method for making the same
Patent No. 11239253 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (Pleasanton, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16917597 on 06/30/2020 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a memory die bonded to a support die. The memory die includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a first single crystalline semiconductor layer, and memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack and containing respective memory film and a respective vertical semiconductor channel including a single crystalline channel semiconductor material. The support die includes a peripheral circuitry.

[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 epitaxial ferroelectric memory elements and methods for forming the same
Patent No. 11239254 

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: 16910638 on 06/24/2020 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, and a memory stack structure extending through the alternating stack. The memory stack structure includes a vertical semiconductor channel, a vertical stack of majority germanium layers each containing at least 51 atomic percent germanium, and a vertical stack of ferroelectric dielectric layers.

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


Foldable AMOLED display employing all-in-one substrate and auxiliary means
Patent No. 11239289 

Inventor(s): Blair Ma (Frisco, TX), Yao-Dong Ma (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16602391 on 09/26/2019 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to an AMOLED display, more specifically, to an AMOLED display employing an ultra-thin all-in-one substrate and an auxiliary supporting means to achieve true foldable display devices.

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


High-voltage drain expended MOS transistor
Patent No. 11239318 

Inventor(s): Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16846754 on 04/13/2020 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a MOS transistor located within a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type. The transistor includes a body well located between a drain well and a substrate contact well. A buried voltage blocking region of a second conductivity type is located within the substrate and is connected to the body well. The buried voltage blocking region extends toward the substrate contact well, with an unmodified portion of the substrate remaining between the voltage blocking region and the substrate contact well.

[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]


Split gate memory cell fabrication and system
Patent No. 11239346 

Inventor(s): Brian K. Kirkpatrick (Allen, TX), Douglas Ticknor Grider (McKinney, TX), John Howard MacPeak (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426222 on 05/30/2019 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit relative to a wafer comprising a semiconductor substrate. The method first forms a first dielectric layer having a first thickness and along the substrate, the first forming step comprising plasma etching the wafer in a first substrate area and a second substrate area and thereafter growing the first dielectric layer in the first substrate area and the second substrate area. After the first step, the method second forms a second dielectric layer having a second thickness and along the substrate in the second substrate area, the second thickness less than the first thickness, the second forming step comprising removal of the first dielectric layer in the second substrate area without plasma and until a surface of the substrate is exposed and growing the second dielectric layer in at least a portion of the surface.

[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]


Electromagnetic dielectric structure adhered to a substrate and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11239563 

Inventor(s): John Dobrick (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ROGERS CORPORATION (Chandler, AZ)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396943 on 04/29/2019 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, an electromagnetic device, comprises a substrate a substrate comprising a dielectric layer and a first conductive layer; at least one dielectric structure comprising at least one non-gaseous dielectric material that forms a first dielectric portion that extends outward from the first side of the substrate, the first dielectric portion having an average dielectric constant and an optional second dielectric portion that extends into an optional via. The at least one dielectric structure is bonded to the substrate by at least one of: a mechanical interlock between the second dielectric portion and the substrate due to the at least one interlocking slot comprising a retrograde surface; an intermediate layer located in between the dielectric structure and the substrate having a roughened surface; or an adhesive material located in between the dielectric structure and the substrate. A method of making the device can comprise injection molding a dielectric composition onto the substrate to form the dielectric substrate.

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


Wireless communications system with scalable architecture
Patent No. 11239570 

Inventor(s): Frank Carlo Pallone (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HOOK”D WIFI INC. (Lubbock, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16415905 on 05/17/2019 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: A configurable wireless communications module may include a first antenna layer having one or more antenna operating at a first wireless radio band; a second antenna layer having one or more antenna operating at a second wireless radio band; and a support structure for supporting the first antenna layer and the second antenna layer in a stacked configuration. A scalable modular processor within the communication may be customized based on the particular use scenario and configured to provide a number of functions in the RF domain and in concert with a variety of sensors and components.

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


Methods and apparatus for current sensing and current limiting
Patent No. 11239656 

Inventor(s): Roy Alan Hastings (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16517019 on 07/19/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for current sensing and current limiting. An example apparatus includes a first main transistor including a first main transistor gate terminal coupled between an output terminal and an intermediate node; a second main transistor including a second main transistor gate terminal coupled between the intermediate node and a ground terminal; a first amplifier including a first amplifier output coupled to the first main transistor gate terminal; a second amplifier including a second amplifier output coupled to the second main transistor gate terminal; and a third amplifier including a third amplifier inverting input coupled to the intermediate node, a third amplifier non-inverting input coupled to a sense transistor, and a third amplifier output coupled to a third gate terminal of a third transistor.

[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)


Battery charger
Patent No. 11239680 

Inventor(s): Alejandro Vera (Wylie, TX), Mustapha El Markhi (Richardson, TX), Rohit Bhan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16354962 on 03/15/2019 (1054 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery power regulator configured to set a charge signal provided to a battery based on a charge control signal and charge enable signal. The battery charger also includes a controller configured to provide the charge control signal to the battery power regulator. The controller is also configured to temporarily de-assert the charge enable signal for a predetermined amount of time in response to determining that a change is needed in the charge control signal. The controller is further configured to re-assert the charge enable signal after the predetermined amount of time.

[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 charging system
Patent No. 11239685 

Inventor(s): Isaac Cohen (Dix Hills, NY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16707879 on 12/09/2019 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a battery charging system configured to charge a battery associated with a mobile device. The battery charging system includes a transformer configured to receive an AC charging current via a charging cable at a primary inductor and to generate an AC secondary current at a secondary inductor. The battery charging system also includes a rectifier system configured to rectify and filter the AC secondary current to generate a DC charging current that is provided to charge a 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-port power delivery
Patent No. 11239694 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas, TX), Robert Mason Hanrahan (Montvale, NJ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16669114 on 10/30/2019 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power provider circuit includes a plurality of power delivery controllers, a single stage power supply, and control circuitry. Each of the plurality of power delivery controllers is configured to provide power to a detachable device. The single stage power supply is configured to generate the power for provision to the detachable devices, and to provide the power at a plurality of selectable voltages. The control circuitry configured to select a given voltage of the plurality of selectable voltages to be made available via all of the power delivery controllers based on power utilization capabilities and other optional status indications reported by the detachable devices.

[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)


In-band communication during wireless battery charging
Patent No. 11239708 

Inventor(s): Songnan Yang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555695 on 08/29/2019 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus having a wireless power receiver comprising a receiver coil used to receive power wirelessly and to communicate wirelessly. The wireless power receiver outputs power to a bus based on the wirelessly received power. The apparatus has an open-loop DC-DC converter and a linear regulator. The apparatus has a controller configured to enable the open-loop DC-DC converter to use the power on the bus to charge a battery. The controller is further configured to control the linear regulator to stabilize a current in the bus at the output of the wireless power receiver to reduce interference to the wireless communication when using the receiver coil to wirelessly communicate from the wireless power receiver to the transmitter of the power while the open-loop DC-DC converter is being used to charge 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)


Active monolithic snubber design
Patent No. 11239744 

Inventor(s): Christopher Kocon (Mountain Top, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16848523 on 04/14/2020 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor switching circuit associated with a power semiconductor circuit is described. The semiconductor switching circuit includes a snubber circuit comprising a snubber switch element that comprises a first terminal configured to couple to a supply node associated with the power semiconductor circuit and a second terminal configured to couple to a switch node associated with the power semiconductor circuit. In some aspects, the snubber switch element is configured to bypass a ringing voltage at the switch node associated with the power semiconductor circuit to the supply node associated with the power semiconductor circuit. In some aspects, the ringing voltage at the switch node comprises a voltage that is greater than a supply voltage associated with the supply node.

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


Current sensing apparatus in power factor correction circuits and related methods
Patent No. 11239747 

Inventor(s): Serkan Dusmez (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16710851 on 12/11/2019 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: Current sensing apparatus in power factor correction circuits and related methods are disclosed. An example power factor correction circuit includes a first Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistor having a first current terminal and a second current terminal, a second GaN transistor having a third current terminal and a fourth current terminal, a first diode having a first anode, a second diode having a second anode, the second anode coupled to the first anode, and a resistor having a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal coupled to the second current terminal and the fourth current terminal, the second terminal coupled to the first anode and the second anode.

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


Charge pump circuits
Patent No. 11239750 

Inventor(s): Maciej Piotr Jankowski (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17030668 on 09/24/2020 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A charge pump circuit includes a voltage output terminal, a flying capacitor, and a current source. The flying capacitor includes a first terminal coupled to the voltage output terminal, and a second terminal coupled to an output terminal of a drive circuit. The current source includes a first terminal coupled to the voltage output terminal, and a second terminal coupled to a power supply rail.

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


Level shifter
Patent No. 11239831 

Inventor(s): Jayateerth Pandurang Mathad (Bengaluru, , IN), Sundeep Lakshmana Javvaji (Addanki, , IN), Vinod Joseph Menezes (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17232982 on 04/16/2021 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, an apparatus includes a level-shifting circuit and a ramp detector. The level-shifting circuit has a current choke and a transistor coupled across the current choke, the level-shifting circuit adapted to be coupled to a first voltage source. The ramp detector has a ramp detector input adapted to be coupled to the first voltage source and a ramp detector output coupled to the transistor, the ramp detector adapted to be coupled to a second voltage source.

[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]


Dither generation for radio frequency sampling digital-to-analog converters
Patent No. 11239833 

Inventor(s): Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bengaluru, , IN), Pooja Sundar (Bengaluru, , IN), Ram Narayan Krishna Nama Mony (Kanyakumari, , IN), Sriram Murali (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17071302 on 10/15/2020 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a noise generator and a delay element. The output of the noise generator couples to the input of the delay element. The output of the delay element is coupled to a first input of a logic circuit, and the output of the noise generator is coupled to a second input of the logic circuit. The output of the logic circuit is coupled to a first control input of a waveform storage circuit. The waveform storage circuit is configured to produce a first digital waveform on its output responsive to a first logic state on the output of the logic circuit and to produce a second digital waveform on its output responsive to a second logic state on the output of the logic circuit. A sequencer has a sequencer output coupled to the second control input of the waveform storage circuit.

[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]


Clockless delay adaptation loop for random data
Patent No. 11239834 

Inventor(s): Abishek Manian (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17119050 on 12/11/2020 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a clockless delay adaptation loop configured to adapt to random data. The apparatus also includes a circuit coupled to the clockless delay adaptation loop. The clockless delay adaptation loop includes a cascaded delay line and an autocorrelation control circuit coupled to the cascaded delay line, wherein an output of the autocorrelation control circuit is used to generate a control signal for the cascaded delay line.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Driving device and method of power device
Patent No. 11239838 

Inventor(s): Chuan Ni (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): LEN Technology Limited (Wuxi, , CN)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16865137 on 05/01/2020 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application discloses a driving device for a power device. It includes a detection module, coupled to the power device, configured to detect the overcurrent status of the power device; a drive module, respectively coupled to the detection module and the power device, configured to regulate the power device according to the detection result of the detection module; wherein, when the detection result is that the power device is in the first overcurrent state, the drive module is configured to cause the power device to enter the first protection mode that is softly turned off and does not respond to the system switching signal; when the detection result is that the power device is in the second overcurrent state, the drive module is configured to cause the power device to enter a second protection mode that is softly turned off but responds to a system switching signal; wherein the overcurrent degree in the first overcurrent state is higher than that of the second overcurrent state. This application also provides a corresponding power device driving method and electrical equipment.

[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]


Phase lock loop reference loss detection
Patent No. 11239847 

Inventor(s): Shailesh Ganapat Ghotgalkar (Bangalore, , IN), Venkatseema Das (Bangalore, , IN), Wei Fu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16940880 on 07/28/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a first clock generator generates an output clock signal in response to an input reference signal and in response to a feedback signal that is generated in response to the output clock signal. A code generator generates a code in response to the input reference signal. A loss detector generates an indication of a loss of the input reference signal in response to the feedback signal and at least two codes generated by the code generator.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Gain correction for multi-bit successive-approximation register
Patent No. 11239851 

Inventor(s): Anand Jerry George (Calicut, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bengaluru, , IN), Srinivas Kumar Reddy Naru (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Appala Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16997975 on 08/20/2020 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system has a digital-to-analog converter; a reference signal coupled to the digital-to-analog converter; a differential amplifier for applying gain, and for generating output signals as a function of sampled input signals, the reference signal, digital codes, and the gain applied by the differential amplifier coupled to the digital-to-analog converter; and a multi-bit successive-approximation register for determining the digital codes in successive stages coupled to the differential amplifier; and the gain applied by the differential amplifier is corrected based on previously determined digital codes.

[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]


Non-linearity correction
Patent No. 11239854 

Inventor(s): Ajai Paulose (Idukki, , IN), Chandrasekhar Sriram (Chennai, , IN), Divyeshkumar Mahendrabhai Patel (Bengaluru, , IN), Himanshu Varshney (Bengaluru, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bengaluru, , IN), Mahesh Ravi Varma (Thrissur, , IN), Neer
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17061730 on 10/02/2020 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-linearity correction circuit includes a non-linearity coefficient estimation circuit. The non-linearity coefficient estimation circuit includes a data capture circuit, a non-linearity term generation circuit, a time-to-frequency conversion circuit, a bin identification circuit, a residual non-linearity conversion circuit, and a non-linearity coefficient generation circuit. The non-linearity term generation circuit is coupled to the data capture circuit. The time-to-frequency conversion circuit is coupled to the data capture circuit and the non-linearity term generation circuit. The bin identification circuit is coupled to the time-to-frequency conversion circuit. The residual non-linearity conversion circuit is coupled to the bin identification circuit. The non-linearity coefficient generation circuit is coupled to the bin identification circuit and the residual non-linearity conversion circuit.

[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]


Reduction of second-order non-linear distortion in a wideband communication system
Patent No. 11239918 

Inventor(s): Alessandro Bertoneri (Cambridge, , GB), Chris Potter (Fulbourn, , GB), John Prentice (Haslingfield, , GB)
Assignee(s): Zinwave, Ltd. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Maynard Cooper Gale, P.C. (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17020327 on 09/14/2020 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system has a plurality of non-linear circuit stages and an intervening linear circuit stage. An input signal is provided to a first non-linear circuit stage, and from the first non-linear circuit stage, to the linear circuit stage. The first non-linear circuit stage applies a second-order distortion to the input signal and provides the resulting signal to the linear circuit stage. The resulting signal that is output from the linear circuit stage is inverted with respect to the input signal and suitably linearly processed (attenuated or amplified). This signal is then provided to a second non-linear circuit that applies a second-order distortion and outputs a signal that has an overall reduction in second-order distortion.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus with enhanced control messages and search space
Patent No. 11239971 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (Allen, TX), Ralf Matthias Bendlin (Plano, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX), Vikram Chandrasekhar (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13666429 on 11/01/2012 (3379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of mapping control information in a wireless communication system is disclosed (FIG. [b]5[/b]). The method includes forming a subframe (FIG. [b]3[/b]) having a bandwidth and having plural regions ([b]302[/b]-[b]306[/b]). A base station (eNB) determines a communication mode with a remote user equipment. The base station maps control information specific to the user equipment into a first region of the subframe ([b]508[/b]). The base station also maps control information common to plural user equipments into a second region of the subframe ([b]512[/b]). The subframe is transmitted to the plural user equipments ([b]412[/b], FIG. [b]4[/b]).

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


Echo cancellation in multiple port full duplex (FDX) nodes and amplifiers
Patent No. 11239985 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16385920 on 04/16/2019 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: Echo cancellation in multiple port Full Duplex (FDX) nodes and amplifiers may be provided. First, a plurality of signals may be provided to a cancelation device. Each of the plurality of signals may be configured to provide the cancelation device with a corresponding plurality of configurations. Next, a plurality of effective echo power values respectively corresponding to the plurality of configurations may be received. A one of the plurality of configurations corresponding to a lowest of the plurality of effective echo power values may then be selected. The cancelation device may then be operated at the selected one of the plurality of configurations.

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


Methods and systems for synchronization of slave device with master device
Patent No. 11239988 

Inventor(s): Aditya Polepeddi (Ahmedabad, , IN), Dantes John (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16849942 on 04/15/2020 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for synchronizing a slave device with a master device are disclosed. The method includes arranging a bitstream of data into a two-dimensional frame having a plurality of columns and rows. The method further includes searching the columns for an occurrence of an 8-bit static sync word having a constant sync value. The total number of columns of the two-dimensional frame is equal to the number of columns of a group containing the 8-bit static sync word. The method also includes re-aligning the two-dimensional frame by shifting and re-numbering the column having the 8-bit static sync word to column zero. The method also includes determining the number of rows of the re-aligned frame and synchronizing the slave device with the master device based on the re-aligned frame and the number of columns and rows of the two-dimensional frame.

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


Methods and systems for transmitting and receiving data using non-periodic functions
Patent No. 11240088 

Inventor(s): Jerrold Prothero (Delray Beach, FL), Nigel Jones (Frederick, MD)
Assignee(s): Astrapi Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Law Office of Michael Antone (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823648 on 03/19/2020 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for communicating comprise one or more of a computer-readable media, a computer, a satellite communication device and a mobile device, wherein the at least one of a computer-readable media, a computer, a satellite communication device and a mobile device to perform at least one of supplying data as input communication symbols to an encoder, which converts the input communication symbols into transmittable waveforms having a head function and a tail function, which are different. A transmitter transmits transmittable waveforms over a communication channel, which is received by a receiver, then demodulated and output communication symbols carrying the data to at least one of a user, a secondary computer-readable media, a secondary computer, a secondary satellite communication device and a secondary mobile device.

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


Systems and methods for evaluating a user experience in a network based on performance indicators
Patent No. 11240131 

Inventor(s): Steven F. Rice (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16387012 on 04/17/2019 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may collect network performance data associated with a user equipment of a network. The network performance data may include information associated with a plurality of performance indicators of the network. The device may process information associated with a first portion of the plurality of performance indicators to determine a first performance category experience score, and information associated with a second portion of the plurality of performance indicators to determine a second performance category experience score. The device may process the first performance category experience score and the second performance category experience score to determine a network experience score. The device may determine whether the network experience score satisfies a threshold value. The device may perform one or more actions based on determining that the network experience score satisfies the threshold value.

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


Monitoring VNFCs that are composed of independently manageable software modules
Patent No. 11240135 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16421316 on 05/23/2019 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a method comprising one or more of creating a VNFC monitor, starting a VNFC monitor, sending VNFCI state change notifications which includes a status of one or more VNFC modules, stopping a VNFC monitor, and destroying a VNFC monitor.

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


Time-spaced messaging for facilitating network communications
Patent No. 11240176 

Inventor(s): Xiaoming Zhao (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: 16108074 on 08/21/2018 (1260 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to facilitate time-spaced messaging for network communications are disclosed. An example method may include receiving a plurality of messages at a message rate. The method may further include determining a number of the plurality of messages a network device is unable to process. The method may further include determining, based on the number, a miss rate associated with the plurality of messages. The method may further include determining whether the miss rate exceeds a threshold miss rate and, if the miss rate is determined to exceed the threshold miss rate, determining a time delay based on the miss rate and message rate, and applying the first time delay to at least one message received subsequent to the plurality of messages.

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


Interaction driven artificial intelligence system and uses for same, including presentation through portions of web pages
Patent No. 11240184 

Inventor(s): Dorian Lowell Thomas Manning (Austin, TX), Kyle W. Kothe (Austin, TX), Terrell B. Jones (Incline Village, NV)
Assignee(s): REALPAGE, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16015112 on 06/21/2018 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: Artificial intelligence systems utilizing a chat driven interface that includes a chat portion and a display portion are disclosed. The user may interact with the chat portion of the interface in a human understandable and comfortable manner (e.g., through natural language). The artificial intelligence system uses the context of the interactions in the chat potion of the interface to drive the presentation of content in the display portion interface and the chat portion of the such that the content presented in the display portion of the interface reflects the intents or concepts expressed in the chat portion of the interface and the chat portion and the display portion of the interface are kept in synchronicity.

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


Enhanced network security using packet fragments
Patent No. 11240216 

Inventor(s): Arvind Kandhalu Raghu (Dallas, TX), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Kumaran Vijayasankar (Allen, TX), Mehul Soman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16722371 on 12/20/2019 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network system comprising a first network element and a second network element. The first network element is programmed to provide the step of first, communicating to the second network element a plurality of configuration parameter sets. Each configuration parameter set corresponds to a respective frame fragment and comprises a parameter value that differs in value from the parameter value in another configuration parameter set in the plurality of configuration parameter sets. The first network element also is programmed to provide the step of second, communicating a frame, to the second network element, in a plurality of frame fragments, wherein each frame fragment in the plurality of frame fragments is communicated according to a respective parameter value in the plurality of configuration parameter sets.

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


Network forensic system for performing transmission metadata tracking and analysis
Patent No. 11240265 

Inventor(s): Gopikrishna Nemalikanti (Frisco, TX), Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin Cismas (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16403695 on 05/06/2019 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for extracting, correlating, consolidating and presenting metadata from transmissions is provided. The method may include receiving a TCP/IP transmission. The transmission may include a header and a body. The method may include extracting an originating IP address from a location of the transmission. The location may be in the header or in the body. The IP address may be extracted in binary form. The method may include determining an accuracy and validity metric of the transmission using an artificial intelligence module. The method may include converting the extracted IP address from binary form into hexadecimal form. The method may include embedding the hexadecimal form of the IP address into one or more unused options of the header. The method may include processing the transmission. The processing may be completed upon determination that the transmission is a valid transmission.

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


Systems and methods for optimizing information collaboration
Patent No. 11240316 

Inventor(s): Jefferson Crew (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16948905 on 10/05/2020 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes at least one hardware processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one hardware processor, cause the at least one hardware processor to perform operations including receiving an initiation message associated with a collaboration event between a first user and a second user, the collaboration event is initiated by the first user, determining a target device from a pool of computing devices associated with the second user based on usage history of each computing device in the pool of computing devices, initiating a collaboration session with the second user via the target device, and presenting collaborative content to the second user via the target device during the collaboration session.

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


Vehicle human-machine interface (HMI) device operation of a handheld mobile device
Patent No. 11240364 

Inventor(s): Steven H. Shannir (Dearborn, 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: 16036933 on 07/16/2018 (1296 days app to issue)

Abstract: An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) human-machine interface (HMI) device operation of a non-OEM handheld mobile device is provided. A non-OEM handheld mobile device can be coupled with a vehicle network of a vehicle. The vehicle can include a head unit with a display. An OEM HMI can be presented on a display of the non-OEM handheld mobile device. Thus, the non-OEM handheld mobile device provides functionality associated with the head unit and/or functionality not associated with the vehicle. Responsive to receiving an input on the OEM HMI presented on the non-OEM handheld mobile device, a setting or control of a vehicle device can be caused to be adjusted. Alternatively or in addition, responsive to receiving an input on a vehicle OEM HMI, a setting or control of the non-OEM handheld mobile device can be caused to be adjusted.

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


Video encoding
Patent No. 11240502 

Inventor(s): Prashanth N. Subramanya (Karnataka, , IN), Ramakrishna Adireddy (Andhra Pradesh, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17035813 on 09/29/2020 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system can include a video processing engine to determine an estimated Quantization Parameter (QP) for a row of Coding Tree Units (CTUs) in a frame of a video. The processing engine can encode the row of CTUs in the frame of the video. A CTU in the row of CTUs can be encoded with a QP equal to the estimated QP. The system includes another video processing engine to determine an estimated QP for another row of CTUs of the frame of the video. The other processing engine can set a running QP to the estimated QP for the row of CTUs prior to the given video processor encoding a last CTU in the given row of CTUs. The other processing engine can further encode the other row of CTUs. CTUs encoded by the video processing engine and the other video processing engine can be stored in memory.

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


Set-top box with enhanced features and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11240537 

Inventor(s): Charles T. Hixon (Garland, TX), Craig D. Smith (Allen, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17141519 on 01/05/2021 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced features and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The set-top box generates a default interactive portal as well as a guest-specific interactive portal, which is generated from a guest configuration profile having information including guest identification, a guest channel preference presentation, and a guest service preference presentation with guest account information. The guest configuration profile may also enable the creation of a local area wireless network with substantially the same behavior as the guest”s home wireless network. The guest configuration profile may further enable the control of in-room amenities, such as temperature control, lighting, shades, and availability, for example.

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


Three-dimensional audio systems
Patent No. 11240621 

Inventor(s): Jorel Olan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): LI CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Florham Park, NJ)
Law Firm: Zhong Law, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17227067 on 04/09/2021 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A specification of a mesh of filters may be defined on a grid in a three-dimensional space presented in a user interface. A plurality of sound tracks may be determined, wherein each of the sound tracks is associated with a corresponding sound source that may be represented in the three-dimensional space along with a listener. Responsive to user configuration of a position of the listener and/or positions of the sound sources in the three-dimensional space, a plurality of filters may be selected based on the mesh of filters and the positions of the sound sources and the listener in the three-dimensional space. Each of the filters may be applied to a corresponding one of the plurality of sound tracks to generate a plurality of filtered sound tracks and the three-dimensional sound may be generated based on the plurality of filtered sound tracks.

[H04S] STEREOPHONIC SYSTEMS [3]


Digital passport with verified data provenance
Patent No. 11240636 

Inventor(s): Vijaya L. Vemireddy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16940503 on 07/28/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for accurately and securely assembling, storing, and leveraging travel data are provided. A method may include detecting a travel event of a user. The method may include recording the travel event in a travel map that is stored in a database. The travel map may be a temporal- and spatial-based record of one or more travel events of the user. The travel map may be stored as a blockchain ledger. The method may include tokenizing sensitive information associated with the user in the database, and calculating a hazard vector. The method may include updating, based at least in part on the hazard vector, a status index associated with the user, and providing the user and a system administrator access to the travel map and the status index. Access may be provided via an online portal configured to be viewed via an application running on a mobile device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Datamesh network management, routing management for moving nodes and data distribution through vehicle mesh network
Patent No. 11240648 

Inventor(s): Shingo Sugimoto (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16904389 on 06/17/2020 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicles, systems and methods for establishing a mesh network among a plurality of vehicles are described herein. An electronic control unit configured to determine a current position and a future position of a vehicle, determine a current position and a future position of another vehicle, generate a mesh network including the vehicle and the another vehicle based on: (i) a comparison of the current position of the vehicle and the current position of the another vehicle; and (ii) a comparison of the future position of the vehicle and the future position of the another vehicle.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Mobile cellular networks
Patent No. 11240677 

Inventor(s): Chris Hill (Plano, TX), Joseph L. Uelk (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Oceus Networks, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16939333 on 07/27/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multiple mobile cellular network (MCN) communication systems can be networked together to form a network of MCN communication systems (NOM). Each MCN communication system within the NOM can operate as an independent cellular network to provide communications between user equipment within a covered area. The MCN can be managed by a network management control center (NMCC). The NMCC can be configured generate coverage maps of the NOM and NMC system coverage areas.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Automated cell parameter update in cellular networks
Patent No. 11240689 

Inventor(s): Shomik Pathak (Richardson, TX), Wei Yuan (Frisco, 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: 17069578 on 10/13/2020 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards automated cell parameter updates in cellular networks. A network automation platform architecture is disclosed which includes elements configured to automatically analyze, recalculate, and deploy cell parameters such as PCI and RSI parameters, for cells of a cellular communication network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Bandwidth allocation request in cellular mesh networks
Patent No. 11240817 

Inventor(s): Vishnu Vardhan Ratnam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781902 on 02/04/2020 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station (BS) in a wireless communication network for bandwidth allocation requests (BARs) and method of operating the BS. The method includes receiving an uplink (UL) BAR for an amount of UL resources for transmission of UL data to the BS and determining, based at least in part on the UL BAR, an amount of backhaul resources for transmission of backhaul data from the BS to a parent BS of the BS via a wireless backhaul connection. The method further includes receiving the UL data; transmitting, to the parent BS at least before reception of the UL data is complete, a first BAR indicating the determined amount of the backhaul resources; and transmitting the received UL data to the parent BS via the wireless backhaul connection based on the first BAR.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and apparatuses for scheduling request resource prioritization for beam failure recovery
Patent No. 11240829 

Inventor(s): Chie-Ming Chou (Taipei, , TW), Heng-Li Chin (Taipei, , TW), Hsin-Hsi Tsai (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): Hannibal IP LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Sul Lee Law Firm PLLC (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16937414 on 07/23/2020 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for Scheduling Request (SR) resource prioritization for Beam Failure Recovery (BFR) includes a User Equipment (UE) receiving a first SR configuration from a Base Station (BS), receiving a second SR configuration from the BS, triggering a first SR procedure for a BFR procedure based on the first SR configuration, triggering a second SR procedure for a Buffer Status Report (BSR) procedure based on the second SR configuration, in a case that the first SR procedure and the second SR procedure are triggered and not cancelled and the first SR resource overlaps the second SR resource in the time domain, prioritizing the first SR resource over the second SR resource, and transmitting an SR on the first SR resource after prioritizing the first SR resource over the second SR resource.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Bearer activation for multiple radio access technology dual connectivity scenarios
Patent No. 11240861 

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: 16721052 on 12/19/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for activating bearers in radio access networks includes receiving information regarding channel conditions for a secondary RAT; identifying a first set of radio bearers for a primary RAT and a second set of radio bearers for the secondary RAT based on the received channel conditions; and establishing the first set of radio bearers associated with the primary RAT. The method may also include providing a message to a core network indicating that first set of radio bearers have been established for the primary RAT, the message includes an indication that the second set of radio bearers will be established after the core network has been configured for operation with the first set of radio bearers; reconfiguring a UE for establishing the second set of radio bearers associated with the secondary RAT; and indicating that the reconfiguration of the UE for the second set of radio bearers is complete.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Gown with front flap with telemetry pocket
Patent No. D942120 

Inventor(s): Oscar Chavarria (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Medline Industries, LP (Northfield, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29713494 on 11/15/2019 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Connector
Patent No. D942246 

Inventor(s): Todd Diehl (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): VoidForm Products, LLC (Englewood, CO)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29743093 on 07/17/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bottle cap
Patent No. D942273 

Inventor(s): Daniel Nelson (Plano, TX), Dilan Walpola (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Billie, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29719084 on 12/31/2019 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tire
Patent No. D942367 

Inventor(s): Limin Jiang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29671612 on 11/28/2018 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Doghouse
Patent No. D942702 

Inventor(s): David Veness (Fort Worth, TX), Ryan Paxson (Elk Rapids, MI)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29714217 on 11/21/2019 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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