Dallas Invents: 135 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 17

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

Patents granted include:
AT&T's prioritized network based on service and user device
Honda's applied artificial intelligence for natural language processing automotive reporting system
IBM's augment politeness in question answer systems
Liberty Peak Ventures' funding a radio frequency device transaction
Mitogrow's vitamin-hormone horticultural product
Texas Instruments' bluetooth data forwarding

 

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 Nov. 17, 2020 | 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 18
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1
D: TEXTILES; PAPER 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 3
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 5
G: PHYSICS 36
H: ELECTRICITY 46
Design: 11


PATENTS BY LOCALITY
Local to Dallas-Fort Worth

Assignee 38
Inventor 57
Both 40


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 26
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 11
Futurewei Technologies (Plano) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America (Plano) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

UNASSIGNED 9


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS)

Inventor Patents
Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney) 3
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 3
Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth) 2
John R. McCullough (Weatherford) 2
Kevin O”Beirne (Northville, MI) 2
Lawrence Yeung (Lewisville) 2
Mark Adam Wiinikka (Hurst) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS)

144 days
Vitamin-hormone horticultural product
Patent No.: 10836686
Assignee: Mitogrow (Houston)
Inventors: John Christopher Ball (Flower Mound)

2,506 days
Means of protecting a mobile electronic device utilizing only the corners of the device
Patent No.: 10840963
Assignee: C4 Designs (Dallas)
Inventor: Masood Sajady (Chanhassen, MN)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N N E C E S S I T I E S

Automatically drinking device for pets
Patent No. 10834895 

Inventor(s): Yunhao Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: ZANIP (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147595 on 09/29/2018 (780 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an automatically drinking device for pets, which includes a water storage tank with an opening, a drinking water tray arranged on the opening of the water storage tank, and a pump with lamp fixed in the water storage tank; the top face of the drinking water tray is depressed down to form a sink, the sink is provided with a spray jet which is connected with the outlet of the pump with lamp through a water pipe; the lower end of the drinking water tray is provided with a water filtering structure in the water storage tank; the water filtering structure comprises a filtering plate, a filtering box contained in the filtering plate and a nylon net arranged between the filtering plate and the filtering box, which has the advantages of simple structure, diverse functions and low processing cost.

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


Stretchable garment band
Patent No. 10834977 

Inventor(s): Parul Das (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16033186 on 07/11/2018 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: An article of clothing that includes a waistband made from non-stretchable fabric. The waistband incorporates elastic throughout an interior portion, and the elastic is secured to the waistband at each side of one or more slits provided along the waistband. The slits along the waistband allow for the elastic to be hidden within the non-stretch fabric when the waistband is a rest while also allowing the elastic to stretch while robing, moving, dancing, and/or sitting.

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


Whole arm and hand pillow
Patent No. 10835062 

Inventor(s): Christopher Lamonte Calton (Justin, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020974 on 06/27/2018 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pillow sleeve that cover a user”s entire arm from the palm of their hand to their deltoid. The pillow sleeve is formed from layers of material and padding to provide a pillow like surface for sleeper to rest their head on their arms.

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


System and method for image processing of medical test results using generalized curve field transform
Patent No. 10835122 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979131 on 05/14/2018 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for image processing medical self-test results receives a digital image of a visual indication of a test result. A digital image is generated of the visual indication of the test result that includes noise and distortions therein. The digital image is processed using generalized curve field transforms to extract relevant features of the digital image in a presence of the noise and distortions to create a transformed image. A diagnosis is generated based upon the transformed image to the plurality of images of the test results.

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


Apparatuses, methods, and systems for measuring insole deformation
Patent No. 10835181 

Inventor(s): Matthew Charles Diamond (San Francisco, CA), Sridhar Iyengar (Salem, NH)
Assignee(s): Fossil Group, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15184047 on 06/16/2016 (1615 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, systems, and, methods for measuring deformation variation in an insole to determine characteristics of a user, including weight and gait, are described herein. In some embodiments, a device includes an insole having a fluid reservoir configured to be disposed in a shoe, a deformation sensor, and a communications module. The fluid reservoir includes a first portion and a second portion. The deformation sensor is coupled to the fluid reservoir and is configured to measure a deformation in at least one of the first portion and the second portion. The communications module is configured to receive the measured deformation from the deformation sensor and transmit the measured deformation to a remote device.

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


Implantation device for use with scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders
Patent No. 10835372 

Inventor(s): Andrew J. Scherer (Trabuco Canyon, CA), Gene W. Zdenek (Northridge, CA), Jack C. Griffis, III (Vero Beach, FL), Rex O. Bare (Preston, CT), Timothy J. Payne (Santa Ana, CA)
Assignee(s): Refocus Group, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042044 on 07/23/2018 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: An implantation device includes an elongated tube having a first end portion, an opposing second end portion, and a third tapered portion connecting the first and second end portions. The first end portion includes a first opening and an angled tip. The second end portion includes a second opening, and the second end portion is wider than the first end portion. The implantation device also includes a rod inserted through the first opening and extending out of and away from the first end portion. The rod includes a tapered and rounded end. The second end portion is configured to receive a scleral prosthesis into the second opening and to release the scleral prosthesis from the second opening.

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


Stent with polymer coating containing amorphous rapamycin
Patent No. 10835396 

Inventor(s): James DeYoung (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micell Technologies, Inc. (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14718342 on 05/21/2015 (2007 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coated coronary stent, comprising a stainless steel sent framework coated with a primer layer of Parylene C, and a rapamycin-polymer coating having substantially uniform thickness disposed on the stent framework, wherein the rapamycin-polymer coating comprises polybutyl methacrylate (PBMA), polyethylene-co-vinyl acetate (PEVA) and rapamycin, wherein substantially all of the rapamycin in the coating is in amorphous form and substantially uniformly dispersed within the rapamycin-polymer coating.

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


Pharmaceutical compositions comprising a statin and a cannabinoid and uses thereof
Patent No. 10835501 

Inventor(s): James Smeeding (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Indication BioScience LLC (Silverthorne, CO)
Law Firm: Calyx Law (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16338663 on 10/01/2017 (1143 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)


Method of inhibiting mutant C-KIT
Patent No. 10835525 

Inventor(s): Vinay K. Jain (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283190 on 02/22/2019 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[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)


Decubitus treatment system
Patent No. 10835569 

Inventor(s): Ivan E. Danhof (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Aloe Bioscience, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15668192 on 08/03/2017 (1202 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for cleaning, treating, protection and resolution of decubitus ulcers comprising: a first composition comprising a wound cleaning solution comprising aloe vera gel comprising at least 5,000 MPS, a balanced salt solution; and a second composition comprising a wound healing gel comprising aloe vera gel comprising at least 10,000 MPS, a thickening agent, and one or more preservatives and, optionally, a third composition comprising a moisture barrier cream comprising a vegetable-based emulsifier, a cosmetic ester for dry skin that has low occlusivity, an ester-based emollient that is oxidation stable and has low occlusivity; a beeswax; a hydrogenated oil, glycerin, a buffering agent, aloe vera gel comprising at least 2,000 MPS and water.

[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 for treating dermal inflammatory conditions
Patent No. 10835584 

Inventor(s): Arthur Clapp (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Nuvothera, Inc. (Colleyville, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15625781 on 06/16/2017 (1250 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel systems and methods for treating dermal inflammatory disorders, such as psoriasis.

[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, apparatuses, and systems for creating a patient-specific soft bolus for radiotherapy treatment
Patent No. 10835759 

Inventor(s): Bo Zhao (Dallas, TX), Jun Tan (Dallas, TX), Kenneth Westover (Dallas, TX), Steve B. Jiang (Dallas, TX), Tobin Strom (Dallas, TX), Troy Long (Dallas, TX), Tsuicheng D. Chiu (Plano, TX), Weiguo Lu (Dallas, TX), Xuej
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16488134 on 02/22/2018 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and implementations for creating a patient-specific soft bolus for radiotherapy treatment are disclosed. 2D and/or 3D images of a desired radiotherapy treatment site may be acquired, such as the head, neck, skin, breast, anus, and/or vulva. A user may interact with one or more representations of the images via an interactive user interface such as a graphical user interface (GUI). The images may include target/avoidance structures and radiation beam arrangement. The user may interact with the images to create a visualization of a patient-specific bolus. The visualization and properties of the bolus may be modified as the user manipulates aspects of the image. Data corresponding to the bolus models may be used to create 3D printed negative molds of the bolus model using 3D printing technology. A soft patient-specific bolus may be cast using the 3D printed model.

[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 reinforced sole
Patent No. 10835793 

Inventor(s): William C. Knight (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16460876 on 07/02/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A head for a ball striking device includes a bracing member connected to an upper sole surface located on the sole of the body opposite the bottom sole surface. The bracing member includes a first end connected to a first point on the upper sole surface, a second end connected to a second point on the upper sole surface spaced from the first point, and a bridge portion extending between the first and second ends. The bridge portion extends upward from the upper sole surface and is spaced from the upper sole surface. The bridge portion may be formed by one or more trusses, and may define a generally triangular shape in one embodiment. The first and second ends may be connected to the upper sole surface using a variety of techniques, e.g., welding or other integral joining technique, integral forming, adhesive or other bonding material, or other technique. The location of the bracing member may be determined using a modal analysis to determine a maximum displacement region.

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


PTO coupler protector
Patent No. 10837478 

Inventor(s): J. C. Pace, III (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): CK Industries, LLC (Fort Worth, , ZZ)
Law Firm: Brett Pinkus (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823548 on 03/19/2020 (243 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protector for a coupler for connecting a drive shaft of an implement to a tractor power take-off (PTO) comprises an elongated shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft may include a plurality of splines formed around a circumference of the shaft which extend longitudinally along the shaft from the distal end toward the proximal end. The splines may be arranged for meshing engagement with internal splines within a bore of the coupler. A grease zerk fitting may be disposed at the proximal end of the shaft through which grease can be extruded. A channel may extend through the shaft from the proximal end toward the distal end that is in fluid communication with the grease zerk fitting. A plurality of exit ports may be disposed around the circumference of the shaft at one or more positions along the length of the shaft, which are in fluid communication with the channel. Grease may be extruded into the protector through the grease zerk fitting, through the channel, and out through the exit ports to the exterior of the device.

[A01B] SOIL WORKING IN AGRICULTURE OR FORESTRY; PARTS, DETAILS, OR ACCESSORIES OF AGRICULTURAL MACHINES OR IMPLEMENTS, IN GENERAL (making or covering furrows or holes for sowing, planting or manuring A01C 5/00; machines for harvesting root crops A01D; mowers convertible to soil working apparatus or capable of soil working A01D 42/04; mowers combined with soil working implements A01D 43/12; soil working for engineering purposes E01, E02, E21)


 

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High speed sealant strip application
Patent No. 10835916 

Inventor(s): Olan T. Leitch (Bakersfield, CA), Timothy A. Machelski (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968259 on 05/01/2018 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: An applicator is disclosed for applying sealant to a moving substrate. The applicator includes a wheel having a periphery. A plurality of spaced apart footprints extends around the periphery of the wheel and each footprint has a sealant receiving feature. A reservoir is provided for containing a supply of sealant to be applied to the moving substrate. The wheel is rotatably mounted at least partially in the reservoir such that as the wheel rotates, each of the spaced apart footprints repeatedly moves through a supply of sealant in the reservoir to pick up a charge of sealant, around one side of the wheel toward the moving substrate, adjacent the moving substrate to transfer the sealant charge to the substrate, and around the other side of the wheel back toward the supply of sealant. At least one stop is formed on each of the footprints for inhibiting sealant picked up by the footprint from being urged rearwardly on the footprint by high speed rotation of the wheel. A backstop may be formed at a trailing end of each footprint and mid-stops may be formed between a leading end of each footprint and the trailing end.

[B05C] APPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (spraying apparatus, atomising apparatus, nozzles B05B; plant for applying liquids or other fluent materials to objects by electrostatic spraying B05B 5/08) [2]


Mobile pressure tool for rotor blade processes
Patent No. 10836001 

Inventor(s): David W. Littlejohn (Fort Worth, TX), Ryan Lehto (Crowley, TX), Sven R. Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15643649 on 07/07/2017 (1229 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pressure tool for rotor blade repair including a mobile support system including a support surface, a first bladder support assembly including a first inflatable bladder fixedly mounted to the support surface, a second bladder support assembly including a second inflatable bladder pivotally mounted relative to the support surface, and an activation mechanism operatively coupled to the second bladder support assembly. The activation mechanism is operable to selectively shift the second bladder support assembly relative to the first bladder support assembly. A fluid delivery system is operable to direct a fluid into each of the first inflatable bladder and the second inflatable bladder.

[B23P] OTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS (arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Abrasive articles including aggregates of silicon carbide in a vitrified bond
Patent No. 10836016 

Inventor(s): Shyiguei Hsu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIFS (Conflans-Sainte Honorine, , FR), SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC. (Worcester, MA)
Law Firm: Abel Schillinger, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824515 on 11/28/2017 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to abrasive articles that include abrasive aggregates of silicon carbide with a vitrified bond, and methods of making and using such abrasive articles and abrasive aggregates. In particular, the abrasive aggregates can possess a combination of beneficial properties and comprise a vitreous binder composition having a specific composition, sintering temperature, glass transition temperature, or a combination thereof.

[B24D] TOOLS FOR GRINDING, BUFFING OR SHARPENING (abrading-bodies specially designed for tumbling apparatus, e.g. abrading-balls B24B 31/14; honing tools B24B 33/08; lapping tools B24B 37/11)


Clamp assemblies and methods of use
Patent No. 10836017 

Inventor(s): Alvin J. Boeglin (Ferdinand, IN)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15825381 on 11/29/2017 (1084 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clamping assembly sized to clamp adjacent body panels of a vehicle together for an assembly operation includes a handle assembly including a handle that rotates in a first plane about a pivot location. A jaw assembly includes a first jaw structure that moves relative to a second jaw structure in a second plane parallel to the first plane. A linkage assembly operably connects the handle assembly and the jaw assembly using an actuation pin such that rotating the handle assembly in the first plane moves first jaw structure toward and away from the second jaw structure in the second plane between open and closed configurations by extending and retracting the actuation pin relative to the second jaw structure.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


Plastic injection molding and process
Patent No. 10836084 

Inventor(s): Charles Hansen (Irving, TX), Victor A. Sahm (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxi-Lift, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14976779 on 12/21/2015 (1793 days app to issue)

Abstract: Plastic containers are described herein that are injection molded with an high density polyethylene (HDPE) blow molding grade resin having a density of about 0.960 to about 0.965 g/cc, and a melt index of about 0.7 to about 1.0 g/10 min., at injection temperatures of about 570 F. to about 670 F., and mold cavity pressures of about 20,000 psig to about 27,000 psig. Relatively thin walled, rigid, containers, such as livestock feed containers, may be manufactured as described using about 20% to 50% less material while retaining strength and durability comparable to containers molded of HDPE injection molding grade resins.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Methods of manufacture of a composite wing structure
Patent No. 10836121 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Southlake, TX), David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Douglas K. Wolfe (Denton, TX), George R. Decker (Amarillo, TX), John R. McCullough (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15423981 on 02/03/2017 (1383 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, there is a method of making a composite skin for a tiltrotor aircraft including providing a first skin in a mold, the first skin having a periphery defined by a forward edge, an aft edge, and outboard ends; providing a plurality of honeycomb panels having an array of large cells onto the first skin, each cell having a width of at least 1 cm; assembling the plurality of honeycomb panels along the longitudinal axis of the first skin to form a honeycomb core having an outer perimeter within the periphery of the first skin; positioning a second skin onto the honeycomb core, the second skin having an outer perimeter within the periphery of the first skin; and curing an adhesive to create a bond between the first skin, the honeycomb core, and the second skin to form a composite skin.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Microfluidic die on a support with at least one other die
Patent No. 10836167 

Inventor(s): Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16179808 on 11/02/2018 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides supports for a microfluidic die and one or more additional die including, but not limited to, microfluidic die, ASICs, MEMS devices, and sensors. This includes semi-flexible supports that allow a microfluidic die to be at a 90 degree angle with respect to another die and rigid supports that allow a microfluidic and another die to be in close proximity to each other.

[B41J] TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS (composing B41B; printing on special surfaces B41F; laundry marking B41K; erasers, rubbers or erasing devices B43L 19/00; fluid media for correction of typographical errors by coating C09D 10/00; recording the results of measuring G01; recognition or presentation of data, marking record carriers in digital fashion, e.g. by punching, G06K; franking or ticket-printing and issuing apparatus G07B; electric keyboard switches, in general H01H 13/70, H03K 17/94; coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, in general H03M 11/00; receivers or transmitters for transmission of digital information H04L; transmission or reproduction of documents, or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, H04N 1/00; printing mechanisms specially adapted for apparatus, e.g. cash registers, weighing machines, producing records of their own performance, see the relevant subclasses)


Vehicle components including rib receiving channels for receiving alignment ribs of vehicle panels
Patent No. 10836238 

Inventor(s): Brian T. Thurgate (Ypsilanti, MI), Kevin O”Beirne (Northville, MI), William Hardy (Tecumseh, 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: 16240170 on 01/04/2019 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of installing a vehicle component to a vehicle panel is provided. The method includes aligning a rib receiving channel of the vehicle component with an alignment rib that is formed integrally with the vehicle panel while also aligning a fastening opening of the vehicle component with a fastening opening through the vehicle panel. The alignment rib is inserted into the rib receiving channel. A fastener is inserted through the fastening openings of the vehicle component and the vehicle panel. The fastener is tightened while the alignment rib and rib receiving channel inhibit rotation of the vehicle component.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Vehicle panels including integrally formed alignment ribs for inhibiting rotation of vehicle components
Patent No. 10836239 

Inventor(s): Brian T. Thurgate (Ypsilanti, MI), Kevin O”Beirne (Northville, MI), William Hardy (Tecumseh, 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: 16240200 on 01/04/2019 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of installing a vehicle component to a vehicle panel is provided. The method includes aligning a fastening opening of the vehicle component with a fastening opening through the vehicle panel. The vehicle component abuts against an alignment rib that is formed integrally with the vehicle panel. A fastener is inserted through the fastening openings of the vehicle component and the vehicle panel. The fastener is tightened while the alignment rib inhibits rotation of the vehicle component.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Rotatable tailgate
Patent No. 10836295 

Inventor(s): David P. Liffrig (Starkville, MS), David Vaughn (Weir, MS), Ernie B. Mills (Louisville, MS)
Assignee(s): The North American Coal Corporation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261017 on 01/29/2019 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotatable tailgate assembly is provided for installation on a dump bed. The tailgate assembly has support members attachable to the side of the dump bed. Each support member has at least one bearing adjacent at a free end extending rearwardly of the dump bed”s rear opening. A tailgate has a cylindrical tailgate shaft with a first end rotatably received within the bearing of a first support member and a second end rotatably received within a bearing of a second support member. The tailgate has a closure portion extending radially away from the tailgate shaft. The closure portion engages the rear edges of the dump bed floor and sides to close off the dump bed opening when the tailgate assembly is in a closed rotational position. The tailgate assembly also comprises a rotation actuator operatively connected to the tailgate shaft for selective rotation thereof.

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


Rotorcraft centrifugal force bearing
Patent No. 10836476 

Inventor(s): John R. McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Mark Adam Wiinikka (Hurst, TX), Nathan Patrick Green (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15666449 on 08/01/2017 (1204 days app to issue)

Abstract: A centrifugal force (CF) bearing for a rotorcraft rotor assembly includes an inner-member, an outer-member, and an elastic member interposed between the inner- and outer-members. The outer-member includes an upper flange extension and a lower flange extension for location to and engagement with a grip. The upper flange extension is disposed over an upper surface portion of the elastic member, and the lower flange extension is disposed under a lower surface portion of the elastic member. The CF bearing is configured for attachment to a grip of the rotor assembly. The outer-member is configured to communicate mechanical loads (e.g., centrifugal force, lateral shear, vertical shear) from the grip to the yoke during operation of the rotor assembly.

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


Separation of collective and cyclic actuation
Patent No. 10836478 

Inventor(s): Lance Halcom (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15246254 on 08/24/2016 (1546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor actuation system includes a swashplate assembly comprised of a stationary swashplate and a rotating swashplate operatively connected together for relative rotation about a rotor axis. A cyclic actuator is operatively connected to the stationary swashplate to tilt the swashplate assembly off axis from the rotor axis for cyclic control. A collective actuator is operatively connected to the swashplate assembly to move the swashplate axially along the rotor axis for collective control. The cyclic actuator and the collective actuator are operatively connected to the swashplate assembly to respectively actuate cyclic and collective control independent of one another.

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


Rotating swashplate ring to rotor mast connection
Patent No. 10836479 

Inventor(s): Glenn Alan Shimek (Kennedale, TX), Mark Adam Wiinikka (Hurst, TX), Michael Dean Dearman (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16012094 on 06/19/2018 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example rotating swashplate ring to rotor mast connection includes a polygon-shaped drive tube secured to the rotor mast and a gimbal joint connected between the rotating swashplate ring and the polygon-shaped drive tube, wherein the gimbal joint rotates with the rotor mast and can translate axially along the polygon-shaped drive tube.

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


Biplane tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10836481 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Robertson (Southlake, TX), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Kirk L. Groninga (Keller, TX), Matthew E. Louis (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15808801 on 11/09/2017 (1104 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a tiltrotor aircraft may comprise a fuselage; a biplane wing coupled to the fuselage, wherein the biplane wing comprises an upper wing structure and a lower wing structure; a plurality of tiltrotors coupled to the biplane wing; and at least one engine to power the plurality of tiltrotors.

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


Passenger seat with suspended seat diaphragm
Patent No. 10836495 

Inventor(s): Kevin M. Waters (Denton, TX), Rafael Lozano Segura (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16220691 on 12/14/2018 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are passenger support assemblies for a passenger seat, including an expandable inner frame that attaches the passenger support assembly with a seat frame and an expansion mechanism that allows the expandable inner frame to change in width, and an outer frame that includes two side frame elements connected with the expandable inner frame and extending beyond the expandable inner frame, the outer frame configured to change in width in response to a change in width of the expandable inner frame. A diaphragm can held in tension by the two side frame elements of the outer frame to define a seating surface.

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


Passive particle separation system
Patent No. 10836504 

Inventor(s): Brent Scannell (L”ile-Bizard, , CA), David Michael Tiedeman (Hurst, TX), Joshua Allan Edler (Dallas, TX), Keith C. Pedersen (North Richland Hills, TX), Sarah R. Villanueva (Stillwater, OK), Thomas Mast (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15963911 on 04/26/2018 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment is a passive particle separation system including a plenum; an inlet for feeding outside air into the plenum, wherein the outside air has particles entrained therewith; a housing for enclosing the plenum; and a standpipe installed on the housing. The outside air enters the plenum via the inlet and plenum, housing, and standpipe interact to impact the outside air entering the plenum to cause the particles to be released from the outside air.

[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]


Deployable apparatus to prevent helicopter rollover
Patent No. 10836511 

Inventor(s): Martin Peryea (Southlake, TX), Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491483 on 04/19/2017 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an apparatus for preventing aircraft rollover upon a water landing comprising: a deployable first and/or second boom affixed by a first end to the aircraft and capable of deployment substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the aircraft; and a first and/or second air bladder attached to a second end of the first and/or second boom, wherein the first and/or second air bladders are configured to inflate when an aircraft lands in the water, wherein deployment of the first and second boom and air bladder prevents aircraft rollover upon water landing; or a deployable keel affixed by a first end to the aircraft and capable of deployment substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis and opposite a rotor of the aircraft upon a water landing, wherein the keel is sized to prevent aircraft rollover upon deployment; or both.

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


Selectable volume precision liquid dispenser
Patent No. 10836539 

Inventor(s): Mitesh Patel (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOEING COMPANY (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Coats Bennett, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16405253 on 05/07/2019 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A selectable volume precision liquid dispenser apparatus and method of use. The dispenser apparatus includes a graduated, segmented elastic body with an interior space having different regions corresponding to different volumes where different liquid containing chambers are separated by one-way valves. Pressure applied by a user to one of the different chambers causes the dispensing of a precise amount of liquid through an inner conducting tube having openings to receive liquid in each of the different regions, and an outlet for dispensed the liquid. Release of the pressure allows the elastic body to return towards its original (resting) shape and draw liquid from a reservoir into the previously dispensed region in preparation for the next dispensing operation.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


 

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

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Vitamin-hormone horticultural product
Patent No. 10836686 

Inventor(s): John Christopher Ball (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Mitogrow, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Etherton Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16913831 on 06/26/2020 (144 days app to issue)

Abstract: A water-suspensible, dry, vitamin-hormone horticultural product for promoting plant root growth comprising a combination of one or more plant growth regulators, mycorrhizae, vitamins B1 and B6, sea kelp and beneficial microbes in a carrier. In one embodiment the product is a dry powder of about 2.00 wt % indole-3-butyric acid in crystalline solid form; about 0.20 wt % thiamine mononitrate (B1) in water-soluble powder form; about 0.20 wt % pyridoxine HCl (B6) in water-soluble powder form; about 2.64 wt % Mycorrhizae in water-soluble powder form; about 1.06 wt % sea kelp extract in brown flake form; about 0.88 wt % [i]Bacillus amyloliquefaciens [/i]in water-soluble powder form; about 0.07 wt % sodium lauryl sulfoacetate in water-soluble powder form; and about 92.35 wt % maltodextrin in water-soluble powder form.

[C05F] ORGANIC FERTILISERS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C05B, C05C, e.g. FERTILISERS FROM WASTE OR REFUSE


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Incandescent tension annealing processes for strong, twist-stable carbon nanotube yarns and muscles
Patent No. 10837130 

Inventor(s): Jiangtao Di (Dallas, TX), Na Li (Dallas, TX), Ray H. Baughman (Dallas, TX), Shaoli Fang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15498882 on 04/27/2017 (1300 days app to issue)

Abstract: The described incandescent tension annealing processes involve thermally annealing twisted or coiled carbon nanotube (CNT) yarns at high-temperatures (1000 C. to 3000 C.) while these yarns are under tensile loads. These processes can be used for increasing yarn modulus and strength and for stabilizing both twisted and coiled CNT yarns with respect to unwanted irreversible untwist, thereby avoiding the need to tether torsional and tensile artificial muscles, and increasing the mechanical loads that can be moved by these muscles.

[D02J] FINISHING OR DRESSING OF FILAMENTS, YARNS, THREADS, CORDS, ROPES, OR THE LIKE (curling or crimping D02G; by treatment with liquids, gases or vapours D06B; finishing other than by liquid treatment, of yarns in warp or sheet form D06C; for chemical matters, see D06L, D06M, D06P, D06Q; treatment during rope-making, apparatus for treating ropes auxiliary to rope-making D07B)


 

F I X E D C O N S T R U C T I O N S

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System and method for a security film
Patent No. 10837223 

Inventor(s): Tim Miller (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520956 on 07/24/2019 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for a security glass system. The system includes a pane of glass and a security film adhered to the glass. A bracket has a glass coupler portion, a gap definer, and a support coupler. The glass coupler is adhered to the security film via an adhesive. The support coupler is adhered to the support via an adhesive. The result is a securement system which can withstand more blows than traditional glass.

[E04C] STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S)


Collapsible cone for an expandable liner hanger system
Patent No. 10837265 

Inventor(s): Carlos Alberto Moreno (Carrollton, TX), Gary Allen Kohn (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16072601 on 02/29/2016 (1723 days app to issue)

Abstract: An expandable liner hanger system and method of installing same. In an exemplary embodiment, the method includes positioning the expandable liner hanger system within a casing string, the expandable liner hanger system including a setting tool disposed within a hanger body, the setting tool including a cone mandrel defining a tapered external surface and an expansion cone defining a tapered internal surface; engaging the tapered external surface with the tapered internal surface; radially expanding the hanger body to engage the casing string by displacing the cone mandrel and the expansion cone in a first axial direction and relative to the hanger body; displacing the cone mandrel in a second axial direction and relative to the expansion cone to disengage the tapered internal surface from the tapered external surface, thus permitting the expansion cone to bell radially inward from the hanger body; and extricating the expansion cone from the hanger 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]


Constant entrance hole perforating gun system and method
Patent No. 10837266 

Inventor(s): David S. Wesson (Ft. Worth, TX), John T. Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Philip M. Snider (Houston, TX), Wenbo Yang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16285417 on 02/26/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shaped charge comprising a case, a liner positioned within the case, and an explosive filled within the case. The liner is shaped with a subtended angle ranging from 100 to 120 about an apex, a radius, and an aspect ratio such that a jet formed with the explosive creates an entrance hole in a well casing. The jet creates a perforation tunnel in a hydrocarbon formation, wherein a diameter of the jet, a diameter of the entrance hole diameter, and a width and length of the perforation tunnel are substantially constant and unaffected with changes in design and environmental factors such as a thickness and composition of the well casing, position of the charge in the perforating gun, position of the perforating gun in the well casing, a water gap in the wellbore casing, and type of the hydrocarbon formation.

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


 

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

 

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Metal mesh with a low electrical resistance conversion coating for use with aircraft structures
Patent No. 10837555 

Inventor(s): Emily Samuelson (Fort Worth, TX), Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15094571 on 04/08/2016 (1684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gasket is provided with a tacky polyurethane or polyurea gel body and a metallic mesh skeleton where the skeleton has been coated with a conversion coating. The conversion coating helps reduce corrosion in the gasket and corrosion on the parts that place the gasket under compression, especially where an environment conducive to galvanic corrosion is present. This gasket may then be used in assemblies which include aircraft parts, which parts may be subject to extreme environmental conditions.

[F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS


Packing for a well service pump
Patent No. 10837556 

Inventor(s): Troy E. Wiegand (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): FARDNER DENVER PETROLEUM PUMPS LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15710574 on 09/20/2017 (1154 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packing arrangement for a fluid end of a reciprocating pump is received within a packing box and is arranged to form a seal with a plunger. The packing arrangement includes a plurality of separate annular rings arranged in an abutting relationship with one another within the packing box, and a header ring disposed within the plurality of separate annular rings, the header ring including an inner surface that is non-cylindrical and that is arranged to abut the plunger, a high pressure side that is arranged in a female chevron shape, and a low pressure side opposite the high pressure side. A packing nut is engaged with the fluid end and operable to compress the header ring and the plurality of separate annular rings within the packing box.

[F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS


Method and apparatus for part-load optimized refrigeration system with integrated intertwined row split condenser coil
Patent No. 10837679 

Inventor(s): Colin Clara (Frisco, TX), Eric Chanthalangsy (Carrollton, TX), Eric Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Walter Davis, II (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553242 on 08/28/2019 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A condenser system that includes a first compressor and a second compressor. An upper coil and a de-superheater coil are fluidly coupled to the first compressor. The upper coil, the de-superheater coil, and the first compressor define a first compressor circuit. A lower coil is fluidly coupled to the second compressor. The lower coil and the second compressor define a second compressor circuit. The upper coil and the de-superheater coil together utilize an entire heat-transfer surface area.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Arrow head with movable blades
Patent No. 10837743 

Inventor(s): Dillon Douglas (Henderson, NV), Jason Oman (Henderson, NV), Keith Beam (Waunakee, WI)
Assignee(s): GSM LLC (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Pauley Erickson Swanson (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16565684 on 09/10/2019 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: An arrow head having two different movable blades with at least one blade interchangeably mounted in a pivotal or a fixed position with respect to a blade carrying body and a second blade that moves between a flight position and an impact position. A shaft is used to retain a corresponding blade in a pivotal or a fixed position with respect to a blade carrying body. When the blade is pivotally mounted, a bias force of a retaining member is preferably selected so that each blade remains in a normally closed position during flight of the arrow head and can quickly move to a fully open position upon impact or when a sufficient opening force is applied to the arrow head.

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


Densified foam for thermal insulation in electronic devices
Patent No. 10842046 

Inventor(s): Richard M. Hartman (Dallas, TX), Robert W. Tait (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Boyd Corporation (Modesto, CA)
Law Firm: Botkin Hall, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16578554 on 09/23/2019 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heat spreading and insulating material using densified foam is provided that has a heat spreading layer that is adhered to an insulating layer. The material is designed to be used with mobile devices that generate heat adjacent to heat sensitive components. The insulating layer is formed from a compressed layer of polyimide foam to increase its density. The polyimide foam retains a significant amount of insulating properties through the densification process. In some embodiments, an EMI shielding layer is added to improve electrical properties of the device. The heat spreading layer may be a graphite material with heat conducting properties that preferentially conduct heat in-plane but can also be metal foil or other isotropic heat conducting material. The material may also include pressure sensitive layers to permanently apply the material to the mobile device.

[F28F] DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE OR HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; water or air traps, air venting F16)


 

P H Y S I C S

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Detection of strain direction in an integrated circuit
Patent No. 10837845 

Inventor(s): Ralf Peter Brederlow (Poing, , DE), Steven Bartling (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227133 on 12/20/2018 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: Circuitry for determining the direction of incidence of an acoustic signal in an integrated circuit. An electronic circuit includes a packaged integrated circuit. The packaged integrated circuit includes a die. The die includes a plurality of acoustic transducers spaced apart on the die, and a measurement circuit. The plurality of acoustic transducers includes at least a first acoustic transducer and a second acoustic transducer. The measurement circuit is coupled to at least the first acoustic transducer and the second acoustic transducer. The measurement circuit is configured to determine for the first acoustic transducer, a first time at which the first acoustic transducer detects an acoustic signal propagating in the die; and determine for the second acoustic transducer, a second time at which the second acoustic transducer detects the acoustic signal propagating in the die.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


NMR based non-invasive and quantitative food attribute measurement apparatus and method
Patent No. 10837927 

Inventor(s): Jason Ballengee (Dallas, TX), Kevin Minard (Kennewick, WA), Rick W. Bajema (Rhinelander, WI)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15270276 on 09/20/2016 (1519 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-invasive NMR based apparatus for measuring a food attribute (moisture, sugar content) in food products comprises a magnetic chamber, an RF pulsing device attached to the magnetic chamber, a sensor receiver, and a data processing unit in communication with the sensor receiver. The pulsing device exposes the food ingredients/snacks to an RF field and produces an NMR response signal that is detected by the sensor receiver. The data processing unit quantitatively measures a food attribute of the food product based on the NMR response signal.

[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)


Layout for reduced cross-talk in common terminal transistor
Patent No. 10837986 

Inventor(s): Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Min Chu (Plano, TX), Sualp Aras (Dallas, TX), Vijay Krishnamurthy (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16783436 on 02/06/2020 (285 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device has a common terminal transistor with two or more channels, and sense transistors in corresponding areas of the channels. The channels and the sense transistors share a common node in a semiconductor substrate. The sense transistors are configured to provide sense currents that are representative of currents through the corresponding channels. The sense transistors are located so that a ratio of the channel currents to the corresponding sense currents have less than a target value of cross-talk. The microelectronic device may be implemented without a compensation circuit which provides a compensation signal used to adjust one or more of the sense currents to reduce cross-talk. A method of forming the microelectronic device, including estimating a potential distribution in the semiconductor substrate containing the common node of the common terminal transistor, and selecting locations for the sense transistors based on the estimated potential distribution, is disclosed.

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


Short detect scheme for an output pin
Patent No. 10838016 

Inventor(s): Bhaskar Ramachandran (Coimbatore, , IN), Kushal D. Murthy (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409119 on 05/10/2019 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a circuit includes a first driver. The first driver is coupled to a first node, and the first node is coupled to an output pin. A second driver is coupled to a second node, and the second node is coupled to a first voltage terminal. A comparator is coupled to the first node and the second node. A sustaining driver is coupled to the comparator and provides a threshold current to each of the first node and the second node when a short is detected at the output pin.

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


Ultrasound lens structure cleaner architecture and method using standing and traveling waves
Patent No. 10838199 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Santa Clara, CA), Yunhong Li (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395665 on 12/30/2016 (1418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lens structure system with a lens structure and a multi-segmented transducer coupled to the lens structure. Each segment in the plurality of segments has a first conductor and a second conductor, wherein the first conductor and the second conductor are electrically coupled to the segment. The system also has circuitry for applying a voltage to selected segments in the plurality of segments with standing wave signals and traveling wave signals.

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


Display assemblies with electronically emulated transparency
Patent No. 10838250 

Inventor(s): Jordan David Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Martin Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890892 on 02/07/2018 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a circuit board, a first microlens layer on a first side of the circuit board, and a second microlens layer on an opposite side of the circuit board from the first microlens layer. The first microlens layer includes a first plurality of microlenses, and the second microlens layer includes a second plurality of microlenses. The electronic display assembly further includes an image sensor layer adjacent to the first microlens layer and a display layer adjacent to the second microlens array. The image sensor layer includes sensor pixels for detecting incoming light through the first microlenses, and the display layer includes display pixels for emitting light through the second microlenses. The electronic display assembly emulates transparency by emitting light from the second microlenses at angles that correspond to angles of the incoming light detected through the first microlenses.

[G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4]


Method and apparatus for controlled omnidirectional movement of payloads
Patent No. 10838419 

Inventor(s): James Doebbler (Wylie, TX), Jeremy Davis (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): The Texas AM University System (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914366 on 03/07/2018 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A payload platform includes a platform and a castor assembly coupled to the platform. The castor assembly includes a body, a first wheel coupled to the body, and a second wheel coupled to the body. The first wheel and the second wheel are individually actuatable. A sensor is coupled to the body. A control unit is operably coupled to the sensor and operably coupled to the first wheel and to the second wheel. The sensor detects an area surrounding the platform, determines presence of obstacles, and transmits a signal to the control unit corresponding to the area surrounding the platform. The control unit directs the first wheel and the second wheel to rotate in a prescribed manner so as to achieve a prescribed movement of the platform.

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


Bandgap reference generation circuit
Patent No. 10838448 

Inventor(s): Nittala Venkata Satya Somanadh Kumar (Bengaluru, , IN), Sivakumar Grandhi (Bengaluru, , IN), Sridhar Yadala (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453702 on 06/26/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bandgap reference generation circuit in an integrated circuit (IC) and method for generating a bandgap reference voltage are disclosed. The bandgap reference generation circuit includes a first proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) current generation section for generating a PTAT current component, a current circuit configured to generate a trimmed PTAT current component substantially invariant of sheet resistance of at least one resistor in the current circuit, and a complementary to absolute temperature (CTAT) current generation section including a diode on which the trimmed PTAT current component is fed to generate a CTAT current component. A combination of the PTAT and CTAT current components generate the bandgap reference voltage.

[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]


Asynchronous FIFO buffer for redundant columns in memory device
Patent No. 10838726 

Inventor(s): Chen Chen (Mountain View, CA), Min Peng (San Jose, CA), Yenlung Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16674257 on 11/05/2019 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for accessing redundant columns of data in a memory device. To facilitate scaling of a memory device and reduce a clock rate used to access latches of the redundant columns in program and read operations, one or more first-in, first out (FIFO) buffers are provided to output data to, and receive data from, the latches. The FIFO buffers act as an interface between a controller and the latches, and exchange data with the controller at a relatively high clock rate, and exchange data with the latches of the redundant columns at a slower clock rate. During a read operation, the FIFO can prefetch read data from one or more columns and store it until it is needed to replace the data of a defective primary column.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system that uses multiple correlithm objects in a distributed node network
Patent No. 10838749 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936173 on 03/26/2018 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed node network to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes a resolution node, a first calculation node, and a second calculation node. The first and second calculation nodes store a plurality of first source correlithm objects and a plurality of second source correlithm objects of a mapping table, respectively. The resolution node adds the n-dimensional distance determined for each of the first source correlithm objects with the n-dimensional distance determined for a corresponding one of the second source correlithm objects such that each pair of first and second source correlithm objects has an aggregate n-dimensional distance calculation. It compares these aggregate n-dimensional distance calculations to identify the pair of first and second source correlithm objects with the smallest aggregate n-dimensional distance to an input correlithm object. It identifies the target correlithm object associated with the identified pair, and outputs that target correlithm object.

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


Processing system for performing predictive error resolution and dynamic system configuration control
Patent No. 10838798 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002125 on 06/07/2018 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to error resolution processing systems with improved error prediction features and enhanced resolution techniques. A computing platform may receive error log files identifying error codes corresponding to error occurrences on one or more different virtual machine host platforms. The computing platform may aggregate the error codes corresponding to the error occurrences to generate an error lattice. Using the error lattice, the computing platform may predict an error outcome. Based on the predicted error outcome, the computing platform may determine a system configuration update to be applied to the one or more virtual machine host platforms. The computing platform may direct a dynamic resource management computing platform to distribute relevant portions of the system configuration update to each of the one or more virtual machine host platforms. This may cause the one or more virtual machine host platforms to implement the system configuration update.

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


Parallel error calculation
Patent No. 10838799 

Inventor(s): William C. Waldrop (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16105338 on 08/20/2018 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods for error checking transmissions include using error checking circuitry configured to receive a clock and reset. The error checking circuitry (ECC) includes an input counter configured to receive the clock and to count out multiple input clocks from the received clock. The ECC also includes a delay model configured to receive the clock and to output a delayed clock. Also, the ECC includes an output counter configured to receive the delayed clock and to count out multiple output clocks from the received delayed clock. Furthermore, the ECC includes multiple error calculation circuits arranged in parallel that each are configured to: receive data based on a respective input clock, generate an error indicator based on the received data with the error indicator indicating whether an error exists in the received data, and output the error indicator based at least in part on a respective output clock.

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


Error-correcting code memory
Patent No. 10838808 

Inventor(s): Desmond Pravin Martin Fernandes (Bangalore, , IN), Indu Prathapan (Bangalore, , IN), Prashanth Saraf (Bangalore, , IN), Saket Jalan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453081 on 06/26/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: In the described examples, a memory controller includes a read-modify-write logic module that receives a partial write data request for partial write data in error-correcting code (ECC) memory and combines the partial write data in the partial write data request with read data provided from the ECC memory to form combined data prior to correcting the read data. The memory controller also includes a write control module that controls the writing of the combined data to the ECC memory.

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


Stacked memory device system interconnect directory-based cache coherence methodology
Patent No. 10838865 

Inventor(s): John Leidel (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14706516 on 05/07/2015 (2021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a plurality of host processors and a plurality of hybrid memory cube (HMC) devices configured as a distributed shared memory for the host processors. An HMC device includes a plurality of integrated circuit memory die including at least a first memory die arranged on top of a second memory die, and at least a portion of the memory of the memory die is mapped to include at least a portion of a memory coherence directory; and a logic base die including at least one memory controller configured to manage three-dimensional (3D) access to memory of the plurality of memory die by at least one second device, and logic circuitry configured to implement a memory coherence protocol for data stored in the memory of the plurality of memory die.

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


Split direct memory access (DMA)
Patent No. 10838896 

Inventor(s): Brian Jason Karguth (Van Alstyne, TX), Charles Lance Fuoco (Allen, TX), Michael Anthony Denio (Allen, TX), Samuel Paul Visalli (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600881 on 10/14/2019 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes first and second memory devices and a bridge. The IC also includes a first interconnect segment coupled between the first memory device and the bridge. The IC further includes a second interconnect segment coupled between the first and second memory devices, and a third interconnect segment coupled between the bridge and the second memory device. The IC includes a first DMA circuit coupled to the first interconnect segment, and a second DMA circuit coupled to the second interconnect segment. A fourth interconnect segment is coupled between the first and second DMA circuits.

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


System and method for a reconfigurable controller bridge chip
Patent No. 10838901 

Inventor(s): Nitin Gupta (Noida, , IN), Ramakrishnan Karungulam Subramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Shiv Harit Mathur (Bangalore, , IN), Siva Raghu Ram Voleti (Bangalore, , IN), Vijay Sukhlal Chinchole (Bangalore, , IN), Vinayak Ashok Ghatawade (Bangalo
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16657977 on 10/18/2019 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: An illustrative embodiment disclosed is a circuit including an edge-triggered flip-flop having a first input port, a first clock port, and a first output port. The edge-triggered flip-flop receives, at the first clock port, a strobe having a first edge and a second edge. The edge-triggered flip-flop receives, at the first input port, a control byte time-aligned with the first edge and a data byte time-aligned with the second edge. The edge-triggered flip-flop passes, to the first output port, the control byte based on the first edge and the data byte based on the second edge. The circuit includes an inputs/outputs (I/O) decoder coupled to the first output port. The I/O decoder sends the control byte to microcontroller and sends the data byte to memory cells.

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


Augment politeness in question answer systems
Patent No. 10838993 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Van Leeuwen Van Leeuwen (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15396977 on 01/03/2017 (1414 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach is provided to receive, at a question answering (QA) system, a question and identify a politeness corresponding to a number of terms corresponding to the question that are included in a corpus of the QA system. The approach identifies the politeness of one or more terms included in each of a set of candidate answers responsive to the question. Finally, the approach scores each of the candidate answers, with the scoring being based, in part, on the politeness identified for each of the terms.

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


System and method for secure proximity-based signatures for parcel delivery
Patent No. 10839337 

Inventor(s): Stephen Y. Chow (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14747422 on 06/23/2015 (1974 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, termed a destination validation device (DVD), comprises a sensor configured to sense physical presence of a parcel and to obtain metadata from said parcel; at least one data processor connected with at least one memory storing software instructions that when executed causes the DVD to at least determine from reading the obtained metadata whether a signature is required for delivery of the parcel, and prepare a destination delivery acknowledgement indicating whether said signature is required; and a transmitter configured to communicate the prepared destination delivery acknowledgement external of the DVD. In this manner a delivery service can verify that the parcel is at the physical delivery location. Further details provide for also obtaining the (digital) signature when the metadata indicates it is required for delivery of the parcel. Other embodiments include a method and a computer program product comprised of software instructions on a computer-readable medium.

[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]


Order sourcing with asynchronous communication and using optimization for large sourcing networks
Patent No. 10839338 

Inventor(s): Michael Yesudas (Plano, TX), Sanjay E. Cheeran (Plano, TX), Saurabh Gupta (Irving, TX), Vadiraja S. Ramamurthy (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15154007 on 05/13/2016 (1649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A predictive engine on a computer environment comprising a shared pool of configurable computing resources is executed to perform a predictive analysis on data pipelined into the computer environment, the data received from a plurality of sources and in a plurality of different formats, the predictive engine generating a network level cost information based on the predictive analysis on a dynamic and continuous basis. Asynchronous communication comprising the network level cost information from the predictive engine is received and a set of candidate nodes for order fulfillment is generated based on the network level cost information and a defined distance between the set of candidate nodes and a target destination. An optimization engine on the computer environment is invoked that filters the set of candidate nodes. A number of fulfillment nodes that meet one or more of a constraint and preconfigured rule is output.

[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]


Equipment management system
Patent No. 10839344 

Inventor(s): David Earl Doser, Jr. (Fenton, MO), Tommy Lee Davis, Jr. (Florrisant, MO)
Assignee(s): PROVA GROUP, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101010 on 08/10/2018 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is a system and method of managing equipment. The system incorporates a tagging device to attach identification tags to each piece of equipment. A scanning device is used to read the identification tags and relay this information to an equipment server. An input device is used to input information to the equipment server. The equipment server runs the equipment management program. The system flags a potential asset assigned to an asset creating individual. Equipment is designated an asset after use in an asset creating event.

[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]


Funding a radio frequency device transaction
Patent No. 10839388 

Inventor(s): Peter D. Saunders (Salt Lake City, UT)
Assignee(s): Liberty Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006233 on 06/12/2018 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes an RFID reader for interrogating a transponder and an RFID transponder device. The RFID reader receives, from the RFID transponder device, a code that is associated with a first funding source and a second funding source. The RFID reader communicates a request associated with a transaction to a payment processor. The request includes the code and the transaction is funded using the first funding source and the second funding source associated with the code. In one embodiment, the transaction is funded according to a funding account protocol associated with the code.

[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]


Automated offer generation responsive to behavior attribute
Patent No. 10839415 

Inventor(s): Rodney L. Fleming (Bedford, TX), Shiju Mathai (Carrollton, TX), Wade A. Miller (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Daugherty Del Zoppo Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15289393 on 10/10/2016 (1499 days app to issue)

Abstract: Programmable device processors are configured by aspects of the present invention to automatically generate item offers in response to behavior attributes determined for a person receiving the offer. Said configured processor determines current personality traits for the person from analysis of activity data, identifies geographically proximate transactional channels available for presentment of an offer to the person, and generates an item offer to include attribute values that match a determined personality trait and satisfy a need indicated by demographic data applicable to the person. The configured processor select one of the available transactional channels for presentment of the item offer to the person, in response to determining an indication in the transactional behavior of a higher likelihood of acceptance by the person of the presented offer when presented via the selected transactional channel, relative to presentment via another, unselected one of the currently available transactional channels.

[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 tracking objects in an environment
Patent No. 10839548 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505233 on 07/08/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for locating and/or tracking objects in an environment are discussed. The system may include non-visible light emitters and a camera and server system including an image geometry module configured to determine the location of an identified object in the environment. Objects may be identified based on a predefined frequency and/or pattern of pulses.

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


Applied artificial intelligence for natural language processing automotive reporting system
Patent No. 10839618 

Inventor(s): Mithun Balakrishna (Richardson, TX), Tatiana Erekhinskaya (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Tokyo, , JP)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16033846 on 07/12/2018 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computer system, method, and computer-readable medium for a computer processor to determine whether to report a consumer message regarding a vehicle to a regulatory agency. The computer system receives a message from a consumer. The computer system applies the message to a machine learning classifier trained to determine whether a category of vehicle system is described in the message, the machine learning classifier trained using category definitions and corresponding parts and symptoms labeled with the category definitions. The computer system determines whether the message includes a complaint based on an ontology defining a vehicle problem lexicon, a car part lexicon, and lexical patterns. The computer system extracts MVS terms from the message. The computer system determines to report the message if the message includes a complaint related to at least one category of vehicle system and includes a set of the MVS terms.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Individual nystagmus simulated training experience
Patent No. 10839713 

Inventor(s): Cecelia Marquart (Huntsville, TX), Christopher Gonzales (Rockwall, TX), Gary Hardee (Grand Prairie, TX), John F. Kay (Greenville, TX), Kenneth Authier (Waxahachie, TX), Marjorie A. Zielke (Southlake, TX), Matthew Dusek (D
Assignee(s): Eye T. Plus, LLC (Rockwall, TX), Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX), The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15632511 on 06/26/2017 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: A training system includes a computer system, a display system and a motion capture device. During use the training system presents a computer simulation of a virtual subject capable of exhibiting nystagmus to a trainee. The movements of the trainee are captured using the computer system during the administration of an HGN test to the virtual subject. During the administration of the HGN test to the virtual subject, the training system simulates nystagmus in the virtual subject.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


Apparatuses and methods for storing a data value in a sensing circuitry element
Patent No. 10839870 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Guy S. Perry (Plano, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16514371 on 07/17/2019 (489 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to storing a data value in a sensing circuitry element. An example method comprises sensing a first data value with a sense amplifier of a sensing circuitry element, moving a second data value from a first storage location of a compute component to a second storage location of the compute component, and storing, in the first storage location, a third data value resulting from a logical operation performed on the first data value and the second data value. The logical operation can be performed by logic circuitry of the sensing circuitry element.

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


Systems and methods for performing row hammer refresh operations in redundant memory
Patent No. 10839885 

Inventor(s): Joosang Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16508920 on 07/11/2019 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: Steering logic circuitry includes bit-flipping logic that determines a first neighboring redundant word line adjacent to a redundant word line of a memory bank, which also includes normal word lines. Redundant word lines include main word lines, each of which includes paired word lines. Each paired word line includes two redundant word lines. The steering logic circuitry also includes border determination logic that determines whether the redundant word line is on a border between the redundant word lines and an end of the memory bank or the normal word lines. The steering logic circuitry further includes main word line steering logic that determines a neighboring main word line that a second neighboring redundant word line adjacent to the redundant word line is disposed in, and paired word line steering logic that determines a neighboring paired word line that the second neighboring redundant word line is disposed in.

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


Set/reset methods for crystallization improvement in phase change memories
Patent No. 10839897 

Inventor(s): Gerardo A. Bertero (Redwood City, CA), Mac D. Apodaca (San Jose, CA), Michael K. Grobis (Campbell, CA), Michael Nicolas Albert Tran (San Jose, CA), Neil Leslie Robertson (Palo Alto, CA), Zhaoqiang Bai (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411479 on 05/14/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for improving the crystallization of a phase change material of a phase change memory cell are described. A two-step SET pulse may be applied to the phase change material in which a first lower SET pulse is applied to make the phase change material dwell at 600K to incubate nuclei near the maximum nucleation rate and then a second higher SET pulse is immediately applied to make the phase change material dwell at 720K to maximize crystal growth. Moreover, the slope of the falling edge of a RESET pulse applied prior to the two-step SET pulse may be adjusted to increase the number of nuclei (e.g., formed with a steeper falling edge) to increase SET efficiency at the expense of a more stable amorphous phase (e.g., formed with a less steep falling edge) that improves data retention.

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


Bitline boost for nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 10839915 

Inventor(s): Ohwon Kwon (San Jose, CA), Xiang Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454468 on 06/27/2019 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: A methodology and structure for a bit line boost during a programming operation in a nonvolatile memory are described. The inhibit bit line is driven for a first precharge time period with a constant current. The program bit line boost is delayed for a second precharge time period while continuing to drive the inhibit bit line to account for a resistance-capacitance (RC) delay on the inhibit bit line. Thereafter, the program bit line is boosted at the end of the second time period to a program voltage level. The signal level at the fare end of the bit line remote from the driven end of the bit line is sensed to determine when the inhibit bit line reaches a level (e.g. VDDSA) or a level at which the current limits are turned off. Thereafter, the bit line boost can be performed.

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


Boost converter in memory chip
Patent No. 10839918 

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (San Jose, CA), Masatoshi Nishikawa (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449604 on 06/24/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Boost converter in memory chip. A non-volatile memory including an in-chip boost converter includes: a first memory structure defines control circuitry disposed on a first substrate, and a first metal layers disposed adjacent the control circuitry, where the first metal layer couples elements of the control circuitry; and a second memory structure defines a memory array disposed on a second substrate, and a second metal layer disposed adjacent the memory array, where the first and second metal layers are bonded together by a permanent physical bond formed between the first and second metal layers; and a boost converter defining an inductor disposed in the first and second metal layers, and a transistor circuit disposed in the control circuitry. The non-volatile memory, where the inductor further defines a first terminal coupled to a voltage source, and a second terminal coupled to a load by way of a transistor circuit.

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


Memory disturb detection
Patent No. 10839922 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990617 on 05/26/2018 (906 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes an array of memory cells comprising a first sub-block and a second sub-block electrically coupled by a channel. The apparatus also includes a measurement circuit configured to take a first measurement of a first sub-block of memory cells at a first offset threshold and a second measurement of the first sub-block of memory cells at a second offset threshold. The apparatus further includes a detection circuit configured to detect a disturb condition of the first sub-block based on at least one of the first measurement and the second measurement, and to initiate data maintenance in response to the disturb condition of the first sub-block.

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


Predictive boosting for 3D NAND
Patent No. 10839923 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434436 on 06/07/2019 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: Non-volatile, high performance memory devices balance speed and reliability, which can include channel boosting to reduce data error rates in the memory cells. Vertical NAND strings exhibit greater program disturb (errors) the higher the wordline is on the string. The present disclosure applies a boosted bit line voltage or an increased precharge time when the programming reaches a level (wordline number) where it has been determined that errors due to program disturb may be an issue. The boost to the bit line may occur after a stored wordline value or based on a calculated number of errors at a previous wordline. In an example, the bit line stays the same as the prior world line programming operation until the likely program disturb is determined.

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


Non-volatile memory with countermeasure for over programming
Patent No. 10839928 

Inventor(s): Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16413882 on 05/16/2019 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage system includes a mechanism to compensate for over programming during the programming process. That is, after the programming process starts for a set of data and target memory cells, and prior to the programming process completing for the set of data and the target memory cells, the system determines whether a first group of the memory cells has more than a threshold number of over programmed memory cells. If so, then the system adjusts programming of a second group of memory cells to reduce the number of programming errors.

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


Prioritized network based on service and user device
Patent No. 10841238 

Inventor(s): Gavin Bedell (Dallas, 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: 15849632 on 12/20/2017 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for software defined networking system to provide network service and bandwidth prioritization in a customer”s network. The user equipment devices can be connected to a gateway device on a premise network. The gateway device or a server communicably coupled to the gateway device can include an intelligence agent that can prioritize bandwidth, network services, user equipment devices based on a variety of contexts. The intelligence agent can also dynamically increase or decrease the bandwidth available to the gateway device in some embodiments. In an embodiment, the software defined networking system can also instantiate virtual network functions on either the local gateway device or the cloud server in order to provide functionality for one or more network services used by the user equipment device on site.

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


Federated virtual datacenter apparatus
Patent No. 10841274 

Inventor(s): Vinay Saxena (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15774269 on 02/08/2016 (1744 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples of federated virtual datacenter apparatus are described. In an example, at least two virtual datacenter instances are provided in respective different network broadcast domains and an overlay network encompasses the respective different broadcast domains. An Internet Protocol (IP) address manager assigns IP addresses network devices associated with the plurality of virtual datacenter instances so as to avoid IP address conflicts between virtual datacenter instances.

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


Content disposition system and method for processing message content in a distributed environment
Patent No. 10841346 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16529660 on 08/01/2019 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a wireless mobile User Equipment (UE) device comprises a message generator configured to send a SIP request message via a first IP network and a processor configured to process a SIP response message received from a network node via the first IP network, the processor further configured to process instructions to provide a treatment for at least one message body content of the SIP response message based on a value of a content type indicator independent of at least one of an absence of a content disposition indicator, a content disposition indicator without a value and a content disposition indicator having a value. The treatment, applied by the UE device, may comprise one of: (i) performing an Emergency Services (ES) call effectuated via a CS network and (ii) performing a registration and an ES call effectuated via an IP network.

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


 

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Low pass filter and filter diagnostics
Patent No. 10838009 

Inventor(s): Bryan Andrew Mueller (Frisco, TX), Takao Oshida (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16008965 on 06/14/2018 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: As one example, a filter apparatus includes an input to receive an electrical input signal. The filter apparatus includes a forward path connected between the input and an output of the filter apparatus. A feedback path is connected to provide feedback to the forward path based on an output signal at the output of the filter apparatus. A filter bypass is configured to provide the input signal directly to the output and to the feedback path for an activation phase of the filter apparatus. Diagnostics may also be performed.

[H03H] IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS; RESONATORS (measuring, testing G01R; arrangements for producing a reverberation or echo sound G10K 15/08; impedance networks or resonators consisting of distributed impedances, e.g. of the waveguide type, H01P; control of amplification, e.g. bandwidth control of amplifiers, H03G; tuning resonant circuits, e.g. tuning coupled resonant circuits, H03J; networks for modifying the frequency characteristics of communication systems H04B)


Dynamically updating security preferences in an Internet of Things (IoT) environment
Patent No. 10838710 

Inventor(s): Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Keohane D”Alessandro, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980133 on 05/15/2018 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable dynamically updating, based on a status of one or more Internet of Things (IoT) devices in an IoT network, a security setting of an IoT device controller and/or at least one of the one or more IoT devices. A status of each of a plurality of IoT devices in the IoT network is monitored. In response to the monitoring of at least one status among the plurality of IoT devices, an event requiring a security setting update is identified. The security setting update is then dynamically applied.

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


Galvanic isolation in devices
Patent No. 10840013 

Inventor(s): Kumar Anurag Shrivastava (Bangalore, , IN), Sreeram Subramanyam Nasum (Bangalore, , IN), Suvadip Banerjee (Horamavu, , IN), Tarunvir Singh (Jalandhar, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15986557 on 05/22/2018 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a transformer that further includes a primary and a secondary windings. A switch is coupled to the primary winding, and this switch is controlled by the received digital input signal. An oscillator is further formed on the secondary winding where the oscillator oscillates in response to variations of the received input signal. A detector coupled to the oscillator will then detect the oscillations in response to the variations of the received input signal. Thereafter, the detector generates a digital output based on the detected oscillations.

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


Temporary bonding layer for flexible electronics fabrication
Patent No. 10840120 

Inventor(s): David Arreaga-Salas (Garland, TX), Radu Reit (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): ARES MATERIALS INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16462891 on 11/27/2017 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are microelectronics substrates and methods of manufacturing and using the microelectronics substrate. An example of a microelectronics substrate includes a carrier, a silicate bonding layer, and a flexible substrate, wherein the flexible substrate is bonded to the silicate bonding layer. The microelectronics substrate comprises a peel strength between the flexible substrate and silicate bonding layer; wherein the peel strength between the flexible substrate and the silicate bonding layer is below 1 kgf/m.

[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]


Electronics package with improved thermal performance
Patent No. 10840165 

Inventor(s): Jonathan J. Fain (Sachse, TX), Mark C. Woods (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16393330 on 04/24/2019 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronics package includes a thermal lid over a flip chip component such that the thermal lid is in contact with a surface of a flip chip component and one or more thermal vias in a substrate on which the flip chip component is mounted. The thermal lid dissipates heat from the flip chip component by way of the thermal vias to improve the thermal performance of the electronics package.

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


Integrated circuit package including inward bent leads
Patent No. 10840171 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Meyers (Dallas, TX), Richard J. Saye (Greenville, TX), Scott F. Eisenhart (Allen, TX), Sreenivasan K. Koduri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16202808 on 11/28/2018 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device includes a semiconductor die mounted on a leadframe, a housing for the semiconductor die defining a horizontal plane and a horizontal direction. The leadframe includes leads each having an inner lead portion inside the housing and an outer lead portion that includes a first portion that extends out in the horizontal direction from one of the sidewalls of the housing, a transition portion that includes a vertical direction component, and a distal end portion, wherein the distal end portion of the leads are all on the horizontal plane. The outer lead portions alternate between a gull wing lead shape having the distal end portions extending in the horizontal direction outward from the housing and inward extending leads that have their distal end portions extending in the horizontal direction inward toward the housing. The leadframe consists of a single leadframe.

[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]


Electronic devices with bond pads formed on a molybdenum layer
Patent No. 10840179 

Inventor(s): Brian E. Goodlin (Plano, TX), Ricky Alan Jackson (Richardson, TX), Ting-Ta Yen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898694 on 02/19/2018 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device comprises: a molybdenum layer; a bond pad formed on the molybdenum layer, the bond pad comprising aluminum; and a wire bonded to the bond pad, the wire comprising gold.

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


Semiconductor device with vias having a zinc-second metal-copper composite layer
Patent No. 10840185 

Inventor(s): Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16292878 on 03/05/2019 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a substrate with a semiconductor surface layer including circuitry configured for realizing at least one circuit function including a plurality of transistors, including at least one dielectric layer having a first and a second through-via over the plurality of transistors. The through-vias include a first top level via and at least a second top level via lateral to the first top level via. A composite layer includes copper (Cu), a first metal including zinc, and a second metal, wherein the composite layer is on a barrier layer that is on the first top level via and on the second top level. A plurality of Cu traces includes a first Cu top metal trace on the composite layer contacting the first top level via and a second Cu metal trace on the composite layer contacting the second top level via.

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


Semiconductor package with leadframe having pre-singulated leads or lead terminals
Patent No. 10840211 

Inventor(s): Bradley Andrew Glasscock (Wylie, TX), Christopher Daniel Manack (Flower Mound, TX), Michael Todd Wyant (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16277462 on 02/15/2019 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device includes at least one semiconductor die having circuitry with circuit nodes coupled to bond pads that have bonding features thereon. A plurality of leads or lead terminals include at least metal bars, wherein the plurality of leads or lead terminals are exclusive of any saw marks. The semiconductor die is flipchip attached with a bonded connection between respective bonding features and respective leads or lead terminals.

[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]


Functional blocks implemented by 3D stacked integrated circuit
Patent No. 10840240 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16169910 on 10/24/2018 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional stacked integrated circuit (3D SIC) having a non-volatile memory die having an array of non-volatile memory partitions, a volatile memory die having an array of volatile memory partitions, and a processing logic die having an array of processing logic partitions. The non-volatile memory die, the volatile memory die, and the processing logic die are stacked. The non-volatile memory die, the volatile memory die, and the processing logic die can be arranged to form an array of functional blocks, and at least two functional blocks can each include a different data processing function that reduces the computation load of a controller.

[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]


Resistor divider with improved resistor matching
Patent No. 10840241 

Inventor(s): Michael Ryan Hanschke (Dallas, TX), Richard Lee Valley (Nashua, NH), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX), Tobin Daniel Hagan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16240356 on 01/04/2019 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a semiconductor device having a resistor. The resistor includes a first terminal and a second terminal. The resistor also includes a first resistive element over an insulating layer over a substrate having a first end coupled to the first terminal of the resistor and a second end coupled to the second terminal of the resistor; and a parallel second resistive element over the insulating layer over the substrate having a first end coupled to the first terminal of the resistor and a second end coupled to the second terminal of the resistor. The resistor may also be coupled in series with another resistor.

[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]


SRAM layout for double patterning
Patent No. 10840250 

Inventor(s): James Walter Blatchford (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16211753 on 12/06/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit with a SAR SRAM cell with power routed in metal-1. An integrated circuit with a SAR SRAM cell that has power routed in Metal-1 and has metal-1 and metal-2 integrated circuit and SAR SRAM cell patterns which are DPT compatible. A process of forming an integrated circuit with a SAR SRAM cell with DPT compatible integrated circuit and SAR SRAM cell metal-1 and metal-2 patterns.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including liner free molybdenum word lines and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10840259 

Inventor(s): Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, 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: 16142752 on 09/26/2018 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers containing molybdenum portions located over a substrate, memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, and including a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel, and a backside blocking dielectric layer of a dielectric oxide material including aluminum atoms and at least one of lanthanum or zirconium atoms which directly contacts the molybdenum portions.

[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]


Through-array conductive via structures for a three-dimensional memory device and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10840260 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16251863 on 01/18/2019 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and dielectric spacer layers is formed over a semiconductor substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. Backside trenches, a moat trench, and a contact opening are formed through the alternating stack, and are subsequently filled with sacrificial backside trench fill material structures, a sacrificial moat trench fill structure, and a sacrificial contact opening fill structure, respectively. The sacrificial moat trench fill structure is replaced with tubular dielectric wall structure. Portions of the dielectric spacer layers located outside the tubular dielectric wall structure are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The sacrificial backside trench fill material structures are replaced with backside trench fill structures. The sacrificial contact opening fill structure is replaced with a conductive via structure. Concurrent formation of the backside trenches, the moat trench, and the contact opening reduces processing steps and cost.

[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]


Thin film resistor and top plate of capacitor sharing a layer
Patent No. 10840322 

Inventor(s): David Curran (Plano, TX), Dhishan Kande (Dallas, TX), Ye Shao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15940058 on 03/29/2018 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a substrate with a semiconductor surface layer including functional circuitry having a plurality of interconnected transistors including a dielectric layer thereon with a metal stack including a plurality of metal levels over the dielectric layer. A thin film resistor (TFR) layer including at least one metal is within the metal stack. At least one capacitor is within the metal stack including a capacitor dielectric layer over a metal bottom plate formed from one of the metal levels. The capacitor top plate is formed from the TFR layer on the capacitor dielectric layer and there is at least one resistor lateral to the capacitor formed from the same TFR layer.

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


SOI power LDMOS device
Patent No. 10840372 

Inventor(s): Zachary K. Lee (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864865 on 01/08/2018 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: An LDMOS device includes a handle portion having a buried dielectric layer and a semiconductor layer thereon doped a second dopant type. A drift region doped a first type is within the semiconductor layer providing a drain extension. A gate stack includes a gate electrode on a gate dielectric layer on respective sides of a junction with the drift region. A DWELL region is within the semiconductor layer. A source region doped the first type is within the DWELL region. A drain region doped the first type is within the drift region. A first partial buried layer doped the second type is in a first portion of the drift region including under the gate electrode. A second partial buried layer doped the first type is in a second portion of the drift region including under the drain.

[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]


Germanium tin oxide thin films for uncooled infrared detection
Patent No. 10840399 

Inventor(s): Jaime Damiany Cardona (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16420922 on 05/23/2019 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: Microbolometer is a class of infrared detector whose resistance changes when the temperature changes. In this work, we deposited and characterized Germanium Oxide thin films mixed with Sn (GeSnO) for uncooled infrared detection. GeSnO were deposited by co-sputtering of Sn and Ge targets in the Ar+O environment using a radio frequency sputtering system. Optical characterization shows that the absorption in GeSnO was most sensitive in the wavelength ranges between 1.0-3.0 m. The transmission data was further used to determine the optical energy band gap (0.678 eV) of the thin-film using Tauc”s equation. We also found the variations of absorption coefficient (1.480210[superscript]5 [/superscript]m[superscript]1[/superscript]-1.009710[superscript]7 [/superscript]m[superscript]1[/superscript]), refractive index (1.242-1.350), and the extinction coefficient (0.3255-8.010) for the wavelength ranges between 1.0-3.0 m. The thin film”s resistivity measured by the four point probe was found to be 4.55 -cm and TCR was in the range of 2.56-2.25 (%/K) in the temperature range 292-312K. In light of these results it can be shown that this thin film is in keeping with the current standards while also being more cost and time effective.

[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]


Gel electrolyte for use in a magnesium battery
Patent No. 10840550 

Inventor(s): Oscar Tutusaus (Ann Arbor, MI), Rana Mohtadi (Northville, 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: 16130477 on 09/13/2018 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Gel electrolytes and other solid electrolytes for magnesium batteries include a monocarboranyl magnesium salt and an ether solvent having a relatively high boiling point. A polymer forms a gel or other solid matrix throughout which the monocarboranyl magnesium salt and ether solvent are uniformly distributed. Methods for making such electrolytes include combining solutions of monocarboranyl magnesium salt and polymer, followed by selectively removing the solvent in which polymer has high solubility, forcing gel formation.

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


Controlling multiple electric stators
Patent No. 10840788 

Inventor(s): Kuo-Chiang Chen (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Upwing Energy, LLC (Cerritos, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857476 on 12/28/2017 (1055 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first electric stator surrounds a first electric rotor and is configured to cause the first electric rotor to rotate or generate electricity in the first electric stator when the first electric rotor rotates. The first electric stator includes a first set of electric windings. A second electric stator surrounds the second electric rotor and is configured to cause the second electric rotor to rotate or generate electricity in the second electric stator when the second electric rotor rotates. The second electric stator includes a second set of electric windings. The second electric stator is electrically coupled to the first electric stator. A controller is electrically coupled to both the first electric stator and the second electric stator. The controller is configured to exchange an electric current with a combination of the first electric stator and the second electric stator.

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


Load release detection circuit
Patent No. 10840797 

Inventor(s): Robert Allan Neidorff (Bedford, NH), Saurav Bandyopadhyay (Dallas, TX), Thomas Matthew LaBella (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16670768 on 10/31/2019 (383 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In some examples, the circuit includes a first comparator, a second comparator, and a logic circuit. The first comparator includes a first input terminal coupled to a first node, a second input terminal coupled to a second node, and an output terminal. The second comparator includes a first input terminal coupled to the first node, a second input terminal coupled to a third node, and an output terminal. The logic circuit includes a first input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the first comparator, a second input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the second comparator, and an output terminal. The logic circuit is configured to determine a change in current over time based on analyzing an output signal of the first comparator and an output signal of the second comparator over a plurality of sequential cycles of operation.

[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]


Switching converter with output current estimator circuit
Patent No. 10840809 

Inventor(s): Ariel Dario Moctezuma (Richardson, TX), Hassan Pooya Forghani-Zadeh (Dallas, TX), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428440 on 05/31/2019 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a switching converter circuit and a monitoring circuit coupled to the switching converter circuit. The monitoring circuit includes a current estimation circuit configured to estimate an output current of the switching converter circuit. The monitoring circuit also includes a compare circuit configured to compare the estimated average output current with a threshold, wherein the compare circuit is configured to output an alert signal in response to the estimated output current being greater than the threshold.

[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]


Inductively-coupled MEMS resonators
Patent No. 10840883 

Inventor(s): Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX), Ting-Ta Yen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235382 on 12/28/2018 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) die having a first surface and an opposing second surface. The MEMS die includes a surface-mounted resonator on the first surface and includes a first inductor. The apparatus also includes first and second dies. The first die has a third surface and an opposing fourth surface. The first die is coupled to the MEMS die such that the third surface of the first die faces the first surface of the MEMS die. The first and second surfaces are spaced apart. The first die includes an oscillator circuit and a second inductor. The oscillator circuit is coupled to the second inductor. The second inductor is inductively coupled to the first inductor. The second die is electrically coupled to the first die.

[H03H] IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS; RESONATORS (measuring, testing G01R; arrangements for producing a reverberation or echo sound G10K 15/08; impedance networks or resonators consisting of distributed impedances, e.g. of the waveguide type, H01P; control of amplification, e.g. bandwidth control of amplifiers, H03G; tuning resonant circuits, e.g. tuning coupled resonant circuits, H03J; networks for modifying the frequency characteristics of communication systems H04B)


Multi-functional pin of an integrated circuit
Patent No. 10840902 

Inventor(s): Jiri Panacek (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16256415 on 01/24/2019 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an integrated circuit comprising a first pin and a second pin. A switchable resistive element is coupled between the first pin and the second pin and has a pull down resistance state or a high resistance state. A comparator has a first comparator input coupled with the first pin, a reference signal input, and a comparator output. A logic circuit has an input coupled with the comparator output, an internal power good signal input, and a control signal output. The control signal output is coupled with the switchable resistive element to select the pull down resistance state or the high resistance state.

[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]


Systems and methods for controlling semiconductor device wear
Patent No. 10840908 

Inventor(s): William C. Waldrop (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552633 on 08/27/2019 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for increasing uniformity of wear in semiconductor devices due to, for example, negative-bias temperature instability (NBTI). The method may include receiving a first NBTI control signal. The method may involve receiving a second NBTI control signal based at least in part on the first NBTI control signal. The method may also involve asserting the first NBTI control signal at a clock input pin of a latch. Further, the method may include asserting the second NBTI control signal at a data input pin of the latch. The method may additionally involve toggling electrical elements downstream of the latch based at least in part on an output of the latch based on the first and second NBTI control signals to increase uniformity of wear on the electrical elements in a default low-power state during NBTI toggling mode.

[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]


Gate driver with serial communication
Patent No. 10840911 

Inventor(s): Toru Tanaka (Plano, TX), Xiong Li (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741898 on 01/14/2020 (308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate driver includes a drive signal input terminal, a drive signal output terminal, a gate drive circuit, and a serial communication interface. The drive signal input terminal is configured to receive a gate drive signal. The gate drive circuit is coupled to the drive signal input terminal and the drive signal output terminal. The gate drive circuit is configured to provide the gate drive signal to the drive signal output terminal. The serial communication interface is coupled to the drive signal input terminal.

[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]


Frequency domain-based clock recovery
Patent No. 10840919 

Inventor(s): Aravind Ganesan (Bengaluru, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Nagalinga Swamy Basayya Aremallapur (Ranebennur, , IN), Shyam Subramanian (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16861413 on 04/29/2020 (202 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clock data recovery circuit includes a phase detector (PD) having a data input, a second input, and an output. The circuit also includes a filter, first and second charge pumps, a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), and a frequency detector (FD). The first charge pump couples between the output of the PD and the filter. The VCO has first and second inputs and an output. The first input of the VCO couples to the filter, and the VCO output couple to the second input of the PD. The FD has a data input, a second input, and first and second outputs. The FD second output couples to the second input of the VCO. The FD data input couples to the data input of the phase detector, and the FD second input couples to the output of the VCO. The second charge pump couples between the FD first output and the filter.

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


System and method for digital-to-analog converter with switched resistor networks
Patent No. 10840930 

Inventor(s): Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16445560 on 06/19/2019 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital-to-analog converter for generating an analog output voltage in response to a digital value comprising a plurality of bits, the converter including: (i) a first switched resistor network having a first configuration and for converting a first input differential signal into a first analog output in response to a first set of bits in the plurality of bits; and (ii) a second switched resistor network, coupled to the first switched resistor network, having a second configuration, differing from the first configuration, and for converting a second input differential signal into a second analog output in response to a second set of bits in the plurality of bits.

[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]


Means of protecting a mobile electronic device utilizing only the corners of the device
Patent No. 10840963 

Inventor(s): Masood Sajady (Chanhassen, MN)
Assignee(s): C4 DESIGNS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14149338 on 01/07/2014 (2506 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to the protective devices for a mobile electronic device that comprises of multiple detachable corner bodies which attach solely to the corners of the device. The detachable corner bodies extend beyond the physical dimensions of the mobile electronic device so as to prevent the device from the striking hard surfaces directly on physical edges of the mobile electronic device. By doing so, the present invention can be used to protect the mobile electronic device from unavoidable strikes with hard surfaces without sacrificing the designed beauty characteristics of the mobile electronic device.

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


Systems and methods for UE-specific beam management for high frequency wireless communication
Patent No. 10841057 

Inventor(s): Diana Maamari (Palatine, IL), George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL), Majid Ghanbarinejad (Rolling Meadows, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffma
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15671948 on 08/08/2017 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: A physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region of a subframe may include a reference signal (RS) section that includes one or more of a beam-scanning subsection, a transmit (TX) beam-tracking subsection, a receive (RX) beam-tracking subsection, and a channel state information (CSI) subsection. Reference signals in the TX beam-tracking subsection may be used to update TX analog beams. Reference signals in the RX beam-tracking subsection may be used to update RX analog beams. Reference signals in the beam-scanning subsection may be used to evaluate different combinations of TX and RX analog beams for use in a future directional data transmission. Reference signals in the CSI subsection may be transmitted over quasi-co-located (QCL) antenna ports, and may be used for purposes of channel estimation.

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


Methods, apparatus, and systems to increase common-mode transient immunity in isolation devices
Patent No. 10841133 

Inventor(s): James Michael Walden (Apex, NC), Satish Kumar Vemuri (Raleigh, NC), Zhidong Liu (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16790475 on 02/13/2020 (278 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus to increase common-mode transient immunity in isolation devices is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a current mirror including an input terminal and an output terminal; a transistor including a gate terminal, a first current terminal, and a second current terminal, the gate terminal coupled to a reference voltage terminal, the first current terminal coupled to the input terminal of the current mirror, and the second current terminal coupled to an input node; a buffer including an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal of the buffer coupled to the output terminal of the current mirror; and a logic gate including an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal of the logic gate coupled to the output terminal of the buffer.

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


Distribution of computing resources of a radio access network
Patent No. 10841202 

Inventor(s): Nannan Wang (Plano, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX), Weisheng Xie (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154549 on 10/08/2018 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a service region that includes sub-regions; calculating, for each pair of neighboring sub-regions, traffic data of computing devices traveling between the pair of sub-region; generating a directed graph representing the service region, the directed graph including nodes representing the sub-regions and the links between the nodes representing the first and the second traffic data; partitioning the directed graph into graph partitions, each graph partition including sub-graphs; calculating, for each sub-graph of each graph partition, a net traffic flow for the sub-graph based on a difference of the first and the second traffic data of the sub-regions that correspond to the nodes of the sub-graph; calculating, for each graph partition, a net traffic flow for the graph partition based on a summation of the net traffic flow of each sub-graph of the graph partition; identifying a particular graph partition having a smallest net traffic flow.

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


Smart sender anonymization in identity enabled networks
Patent No. 10841283 

Inventor(s): Alexander Clemm (Los Gatos, CA), Padmadevi Pillay-Esnault (Santa Clara, CA), Uma S. Chunduri (Fremont, CA), Yingzhen Qu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833185 on 12/06/2017 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a sending host entity comprises sending, by the sending host entity, a data packet to a receiving host entity, a source identifier field of the data packet comprising an anonymized identifier of the sending host entity, the anonymized identifier being a temporary identifier of the sending host entity, and sending, by the sending host entity to a distributed mapping system, a request for the distributed mapping system to send information identifying the sending host entity to the receiving host entity.

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


System and method to authenticate electronics using electronic-metrics
Patent No. 10841301 

Inventor(s): Andrew Tunnell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wolter Van Dyke Davis, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571171 on 09/15/2019 (429 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for authenticating a first entity. The system comprises a storage component for storing a trained electronic-metric factor, a sensor for receiving an electronic-metric input from the first entity, an analysis component associated with a second entity for determining a first relationship between the trained electronic-metric factor and any electronic-metric input, and an authentication component for authenticating the first entity responsive to the first relationship.

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


System for generating a communication pathway for third party vulnerability management
Patent No. 10841330 

Inventor(s): David Michael Steele (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15827292 on 11/30/2017 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention utilizes a two-component system to detect third party security threats and drive improved security threat mitigation based on the detection. The first component of the system is a security threat assessment engine, which receives and/or identifies external data and internal data regarding third parties in order to determine information security threats posed by third-parties. The second component of the system is an analytics engine, which may comprise a machine learning component which is configured to detect threat patterns and anomalies. In response to the detection of the threat patterns and anomalies the security threat assessment engine may be modified in order to more accurately determine security threats. The system after identifying a security threat, generates a notification associated with the security threat and transfers the notification to a first set of third parties that may be affected by the security threat.

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


Service graph based serverless cloud platform
Patent No. 10841366 

Inventor(s): Farhad P. Sunavala (San Ramon, CA), Henry Louis Fourie (Livermore, CA), Hong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923989 on 03/16/2018 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: An architecture, method, and/or non-transitory computer-readable media provide a service graph based serverless cloud architecture. The service graphs can orchestrate cloud-hosted functions into a coordinated micro-service application, and thus control the execution of the cloud-hosted functions in a prescribed manner. Additionally, service graphs permit a user to arrange cloud-hosted functions to execute in sequence or concurrently, manage error conditions by re-invoking function calls, handle scaling to accommodate varying event loads, and the like. Service graphs also allow a user to define rendezvous points (i.e., states) to wait for pre-defined events before executing a cloud-hosted function and progressing through the service graph. The advantages of coordinating the execution of cloud-hosted functions with service graphs is that the service graphs provide a consistent framework for managing cloud-hosted functions without the user having to solve the coordination problems on their own.

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


Systems and methods for using an audio cross-connect cable for remote mobile device testing
Patent No. 10841413 

Inventor(s): Laukik R. Deshpande (McKinney, TX), Revanth K. Pentakota (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Spirent Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haynes Beffel Wolfeld, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733126 on 01/02/2020 (320 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed technology teaches ad hoc testing a connection between subscriber mobile phone and counterpart location with which the subscriber is having trouble, including positioning a test harness near the location, remote from the subscriber and from a service technician. The harness includes a controller, two mobile phones with an audio cross-over cable connection between, and control connections between controller and phones. The cable feeds output of respective speakers to respective microphones and inhibits transmission between the phones of signals for button presses. The controller receives a test start signal from the technician and establishes a test connection between technician equipment and subscriber equipment through the counterpart location, establishing a call connection between the first phone and the technician equipment; and establishing a second test call connection between the second phone and the subscriber phone, so the technician and subscriber have an audio connection over the audio cross-over cable.

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


Selective picture-based encryption of video streams
Patent No. 10841626 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Veeramanikandan Raju (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14525197 on 10/27/2014 (2213 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encrypting a video stream in a video encoder is provided that includes receiving the video stream and encrypting randomly selected pictures in the video stream as the video stream is encoded.

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


Vehicle sound simulation based on operating and environmental conditions
Patent No. 10841698 

Inventor(s): Alejandro M. Sanchez (Ann Arbor, MI), Monica Vanterpool (Ann Arbor, MI), Sandeep Kumar Reddy Janampally (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jordan IP Law, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531193 on 08/05/2019 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems may provide for technology to identify one or more operating conditions associated with a vehicle. The technology may further identify an environmental condition associated with the vehicle. The technology may further control a first sound to be emitted from one or more of an internal audio system or an external audio system based on the one or more operating conditions and the environmental condition. The internal audio system projects sounds to a cabin of the vehicle. The external audio system projects sounds away from the vehicle.

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


Optimized short message transport
Patent No. 10841770 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16745276 on 01/16/2020 (306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transferring data using optimized short message transport includes receiving at a first network node an attach request message. The attach request message includes short-message data. The first network node receives from a second network node a short-message data response message. The short-message data response message includes at least one of an address for a short message service center, an indication that indicates no mobile-terminated message is pending for the UE, or a short-message entity destination address.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Bluetooth data forwarding
Patent No. 10841771 

Inventor(s): Chen Loewy (Herzelia, , IL), Dotan Ziv (Tel Aviv, , IL), Lior Gersi (Tel Aviv, , IL), Liran Cohen (Yavne, , IL), Ram Malovany (Nes Ziona, , IL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16102033 on 08/13/2018 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Bluetooth (BT) device includes a host processor and a BT controller coupled by a Host Controller Interface (HCI) including a Host Controller Transport Layer and a HCI Driver. The host processor implements an applications layer and includes HCI firmware for communicating via the Host Controller Transport Layer with the BT controller. The BT controller includes a processor coupled to a memory and to a transceiver, and a RF driver. The HCI firmware also includes HCI command code for a user to define a topology of the BT network including configuring the BT device in a current chain including a plurality of BT devices including configuring from which BT device it receives data from and which BT device it forwards data to. For communicating data across the BT network the BT device forwards the data without host processor involvement in at least resending the data back to its BT controller.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Adaptive motion vector resolution
Patent No. 10841794 

Inventor(s): Jiali Fu (Shenzhen, , CN), Shan Liu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16018550 on 06/26/2018 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanism of video coding is provided. The mechanism includes determining a motion vector predictor (MVP), a horizontal motion vector difference component (MVDx), and a vertical motion vector difference component (MVDy) associated with a motion vector (MV). A horizontal MV resolution (MVR) and a vertical MVR are also determined for the MV. A horizontal component of the MVP is rounded to a precision specified by the horizontal MVR and a vertical component of the MVP is rounded to a precision specified by the vertical MVR. The MV is determined based on the MVP, the MVDx, and the MVDy. The MV is then employed to position a current block in a current frame relative to a reference block in a reference frame. A video stream including the current frame is generated for display on a screen.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network anomaly detection and network performance status determination
Patent No. 10841817 

Inventor(s): Maulik Shah (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16715458 on 12/16/2019 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may collect, from a wireless network, first data pertaining to nodes in the wireless network. Each datum of the first data belongs to one of two or more categories/For each of the nodes, for each of the categories, and for each datum belonging to the category, the system may determine if the datum is outside of a first range of values, and if the datum is inside the first range, the system may calculate a first base network performance health (NPH) score that is a function of the nodes, the categories, the data, and time. The system may also apply first deep learning to a first neural network among a plurality of neural networks to update first coefficients for correlating the first base NPH score to a mean opinion score, for each of the categories.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Communication scheme for channel quality information
Patent No. 10841826 

Inventor(s): Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart (Darmstadt, , DE)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406109 on 05/08/2019 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmitter reports channel quality information by partitioning channel quality values, based on a channel quality information reporting parameter, into at least two partitions corresponding to different frequency bands in a bandwidth associated with the communications system. A channel quality value of the channel quality values of at least one of the at least two partitions is encoded to obtain signaling information on channel quality, including at least one of first channel quality information and second channel quality information, based on the channel quality information reporting parameter, wherein the second channel quality information is different from the first channel quality information. The transmitter transmits the signaling information on the channel quality by reporting the first channel quality information or the second channel quality information at different reporting frequencies depending on the channel quality information reporting parameter.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Using wireless channel variance values in order to improve application quality of experience (QoE) in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10841841 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Muir Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133314 on 09/17/2018 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises obtaining a wireless channel variance value. The wireless channel variance value is indicative of a degradation to a specified bandwidth of the wireless channel as a function of conditions of the wireless channel. The method further includes determining a reliably usable bandwidth value of the wireless channel as a function of the wireless channel variance value. The method further includes determining a data frame transmission rate associated with a particular application running on the client device, wherein the data frame transmission rate is constrained by a function of the reliably usable bandwidth value and a quality of experience (QoE) level value.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Upstream split scheduler
Patent No. 10841936 

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: 16257485 on 01/25/2019 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A centralized Upstream (US) scheduling system configured to provide a US split scheduler may be provided. The centralized US scheduling system may comprise a US scheduler and a map editor. The US scheduler may be configured to create a map for US bandwidth allocation. The map may include Steady-State Grants (SGNTs) and Editable Grants (EGNTs). The map editor may be configured to receive the map from the US scheduler and to assign the EGNTs among low latency Service Flows (SFs).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for session relocation at edge networks
Patent No. 10841974 

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: 16538159 on 08/12/2019 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an edge network-based session relocation service is provided. The session relocation service includes using default network devices to initially provide application services to end devices. The session relocation service further includes an IP scheme for inter-MEC mobility handling. The session relocation service may provide lossless application service traffic forwarding.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Dress shirt with hidden medical access points
Patent No. D901839 

Inventor(s): Catrena M. Cain (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638525 on 02/27/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Convertible medical sponge counter bag
Patent No. D901874 

Inventor(s): Brian K. Reaux (Red Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29651328 on 04/30/2018 (932 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cosmetic brush
Patent No. D901903 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29726636 on 03/04/2020 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Shark shape silicone mold
Patent No. D901993 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Dorion (Elmhurst, IL), Howard J. Locker (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Locker Dorion Associates, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Washam PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29676754 on 01/14/2019 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Container
Patent No. D902043 

Inventor(s): David Jerome Hutts (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Socit des Produits Nestl S.A. (Vevey, , CH)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29679119 on 02/01/2019 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle upper suspension arm
Patent No. D902089 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LLP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705176 on 09/10/2019 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle lower suspension arm
Patent No. D902090 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705185 on 09/10/2019 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle pivoting axle carrier holder
Patent No. D902091 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705189 on 09/10/2019 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pair of aircraft wings
Patent No. D902122 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Andrew Thomas Carter (Richland Hills, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Lynn Francis Eschete (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707476 on 09/27/2019 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy disc
Patent No. D902505 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Yeung (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): DEXAS INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705560 on 09/12/2019 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy ball
Patent No. D902506 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Yeung (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): DEXAS INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705562 on 09/12/2019 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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