Dallas Invents: 135 Patents Granted for Week of November 22

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

Patents granted include:
Aon Risk Services' digital property collateral protection
Capitalogix's advanced systems and methods for allocating capital to trading strategies for big data trading in financial markets
Dell Products' detection of indicators of attack
Nallen Holdings' paint removal unit
USAA's appliance monitoring sensors

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 November 22, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 11
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 10
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 3
G: PHYSICS 44
H: ELECTRICITY 54

DESIGN: 3


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 22
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 7
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America,Inc. (Plano) 7
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 6
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 6
ATT Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA) 4
Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, ID) 4
Toyota Motor North America Inc. (Plano) 4
Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, JP)

UNASSIGNED 6


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Boon Loong Ng (Plano) 4
Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano) 3
David Joe Steele (Arlington) 2
Devin Kocurek (Crowley) 2
Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Igor Timofeev (Dallas) 2
Jonathan Perriello (Granbury) 2
Kuldeep Gill (Richardson) 2
Nannan Wang (Allen) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S


Cartridge holder for beverage machine
Patent No. 11503945 

Inventor(s): Bradford Range (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Bedford Systems LLC (Bedford, MA)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740220 on 01/10/2020 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A beverage making machine having a cartridge holder with an upper portion movable in pivotal and/or linear ways relative to a lower portion. An actuator for the cartridge portion may include a handle-actuated spur gear and link to move the upper portion, which may be guided in movement via a cam and cam follower engagement. Information from a cartridge detector may be used based on movement of cartridge holder portions, e.g., as an upper portion moves from an open position to a closed position. A mixing chamber may be held by a drawer so as to be removable, and movement of the drawer may engage/disengage the mixing chamber from a fluid supply.

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


Method and system for automatically requesting medical assistance
Patent No. 11504074 

Inventor(s): Christopher Russell (The Colony, TX), Nolan Serrao (Plano, TX), Ryan Thomas Russell (The Colony, TX), Victor Kwak (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16942838 on 07/30/2020 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for automatically requesting assistance for a user experiencing a medical emergency is disclosed. The system includes a user device with a sensor to detect sensed information. Based on the sensed information the user device can determine if the user is experiencing a medical emergency. The user device can communicate with nearby devices over one or more networks and send information about the medical emergency to the nearby devices. The information can include the type of medical emergency, the location of the user experiencing the medical emergency, and any instructions for providing the user with assistance.

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


Tourniquet with twisting assembly
Patent No. 11504136 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Robert C. Rankins, III (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RCR Medical Products LLC (Melissa, TX)
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882611 on 05/25/2020 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tourniquet with a twisting assembly including a base part having a plurality of teeth arranged in a circle; and a twisting part adapted for rotating relative to the base part and the twisting part having a windlass portion. A portion of a strap can be operatively connected to the windlass portion such that when the windlass portion is rotated, the portion of the strap is twisted. The twisting assembly is adapted to allow movement of the twisting part away from close engagement with the teeth of the base part to allow rotation of the twisting part in one rotational direction relative to the base part. The twisting assembly is adapted to cooperatively allow movement of the twisting part into close engagement with the teeth of the base part to prevent rotation of the twisting part in the opposite rotational direction.

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


Orthodontic treatment and associated devices, systems, and methods
Patent No. 11504212 

Inventor(s): James Sylvester Wratten, Jr. (Waterville, NY), Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Brius Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fortem IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17518547 on 11/03/2021 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for orthodontic treatment planning and orthodontic treatment are disclosed herein. Various embodiments of the present technology, for example, are directed to a method of obtaining data characterizing movements of a patient”s teeth from original positions to desired, final positions. In some embodiments, the method can include identifying one or more components of the movements, evaluating the movements, and/or modifying the movements. A method in accordance with several embodiments of the present technology can comprise obtaining an orthodontic treatment plan, which can include one or more suggested interventions to accomplish the tooth movements, a design of such intervention(s), and/or other useful information regarding the orthodontic treatment. In some embodiments, a method of the present technology comprises evaluating an orthodontic treatment during and/or after implementation of the treatment, which can include obtaining data characterizing current positions of the patient”s teeth. Based on the evaluation, the method can include obtaining another orthodontic treatment plan and movement data characterizing movements of a patient”s teeth from their current positions to desired, final positions.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Methods and apparatus for treatment of aneurysms adjacent branch arteries
Patent No. 11504223 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Morris (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA)
Law Firm: Medler Ferro Woodhouse Mills PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426610 on 05/30/2019 (1272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polymer coating/ring is employed to aid in the sealing and connection of modular elements used in body flow lumens for the exclusion and bypass of diseased regions of the flow lumen, such as where aneurysm occurs adjacent to branching blood vessels.

[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]


Total joint replacement infection control devices and methods
Patent No. 11504242 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Arnold (San Diego, CA), Brian Bowman (Carlsbad, CA), Brian C. de Beaubien (Fenton, MI), Erika Lin (San Diego, CA), Kristen Pena (Encinitas, CA), Tina John (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Osteal Therapeutics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16513599 on 07/16/2019 (1225 days app to issue)

Abstract: An orthopedic system for delivery of a therapeutic agent to a bone includes an elongate stem adapted to be inserted into an intramedullary canal, an inlet configured to receive the therapeutic agent, and one or more outlets configured to deliver the therapeutic agent to the bone. The elongate stem may comprise one or more protrusions to engage the bone, and one or more channels extending longitudinally therein, fluidly coupled to the inlet. The therapeutic agent flows from the inlet through the one or more channels and exits into the intramedullary canal through the one or more outlets. The system may be configured to allow one or more dimensions of the system to be adjusted to accommodate the anatomy of a patient.

[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]


Therapeutic bra
Patent No. 11504269 

Inventor(s): Jennifer L. Fabian (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16688573 on 11/19/2019 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A therapeutic bra including a body portion having a front, a back, a first side, second side, a first cup, and a second cup; the front and the back are connected at the first and second sides, the first cup including a first opening for receiving a first nipple of a user therethrough; the second cup including a second opening for receiving a second nipple of the user therethrough; a flap coupled to the first cup and configured to selectively conceal or expose the first opening; a second flap coupled to the second cup and configured to selectively conceal or expose the second opening; and a first heating apparatus comprising a first heating loop operably connected to a power source and a controller disposed on the body portion; and first and second heating loops associated with the respective cup, the side, the front, and/or flap.

[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]


Methods and apparatus for a lead fixation device
Patent No. 11504525 

Inventor(s): Matthew G. Marek (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Noblitt Newson, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16675448 on 11/06/2019 (1112 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lead fixation device for attaching a deep brain stimulation lead within in a burr hole in a human skull. The lead fixation device may comprise a mounting plate having first and second arms. The first arm may comprise a first flange, a first mounting hole, and a first inner wall. The second arm may comprise a second flange, a second mounting hole, and a second inner wall. The first and second arms may comprise first and second arcuate grooves located on the first and second inner walls. When the lead device is in a closed position the first and second arcuate grooves form a guide channel and the first and second inner walls form an exit channel to receive the lead when the lead fixation device is in a closed position.

[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]


Mini-trampoline
Patent No. 11504563 

Inventor(s): Kinsey Harris (West Palm Beach, FL), Swastic Srihari (Addison, TX), Zorin Abraham (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): Pure Global Brands, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17164971 on 02/02/2021 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mini-trampoline is disclosed. In one embodiment, a base support frame is circumferentially offset from a trampoline mat. The base support frame includes a horizontal support frame with vertical support members extending subjacently therefrom. Resilient members circumextend from the trampoline mat to the horizontal support frame. Each of the vertical support members includes a suction cup having a suction cup locking mechanism at a lower end. A support assembly is secured to the base support frame and includes a T-shaped support bar having handles cantilevering toward the trampoline mat.

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


Strength training apparatus with multi-cable force production
Patent No. 11504570 

Inventor(s): Jeremy Gines (Pensacola, FL), Peter Neuhaus (Pensacola Beach, FL), Travis Craig (Pensacola, FL), Tyson Cobb (Pensacola, FL)
Assignee(s): OxeFit, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16909003 on 06/23/2020 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of varying a dynamic resistive force during a strength training exercise includes receiving a selection of the strength training exercise from a set of available strength training exercises and obtaining exercise logic for the strength training exercise from computer memory. The exercise logic provides instructions for generating a vector that defines the dynamic resistive force provided at an end effector of a strength training apparatus during the strength training exercise. The method includes determining a real-time geometric arrangement of a plurality of cables coupled to the end effector, generating, based on the real-time geometric arrangement of the plurality of cables and the exercise logic, time-varying operating setpoints for a plurality of actuator assemblies coupled to the plurality of cables, and exerting the dynamic resistive force at the end effector by controlling the plurality of actuator assemblies in accordance with the time-varying operating setpoints.

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


FcRn antagonists and methods of use
Patent No. 11505585 

Inventor(s): E. Sally Ward Ober (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): argenx BV (Ghent, , BE), The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dechert LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15821104 on 11/22/2017 (1826 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are novel FcRn antagonist compositions comprising a variant Fc region that binds specifically to FcRn with increased affinity and reduced pH dependence relative to the native Fc region. Also provided are FcRn antagonists with enhanced CD16 binding affinity. Also provided are methods of treating antibody-mediated disorders (e.g. autoimmune diseases) using the these FcRn antagonist compositions, nucleic acids encoding the FcRn antagonist compositions, recombinant expression vectors and host cells for making the FcRn antagonist compositions, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the FcRn antagonist compositions.

[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)


 

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

Low-shedding nonwoven abrasive articles
Patent No. 11504823 

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: 16370799 on 03/29/2019 (1334 days app to issue)

Abstract: Articles and methods regarding the making and use of low-shedding nonwoven abrasive articles, such as abrasive wheels and hand pads, that have a low shed rate and achieve a high grind ratio. The abrasive articles comprise a blend of a plurality of primary abrasive particles and a plurality of reinforcing abrasive particles that is disposed on a nonwoven web substrate. The primary abrasive particles have an average particle size equal to or larger than the average fiber diameter of the substrate fibers, and the reinforcing abrasive particles have an average particle size smaller than the average fiber diameter.

[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)


Systems and methods for wireless vehicle power transfer and misalignment estimation
Patent No. 11505077 

Inventor(s): Chungchih Chou (Ann Arbor, MI), Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Seyed Mohammad Reza Tavakoli (Raleigh, NC), Zeljko Pantic (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16885010 on 05/27/2020 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle including a power receiving pad for wirelessly receiving power, a plurality of magnetic sensors for measuring a magnetic field of a power transmitting pad and obtaining magnetic field data, one or more processors, and one or more memory modules are provided. The one or more memory modules include a computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive the magnetic field data from the plurality of magnetic sensors, and estimate a lateral misalignment of the power receiving pad with respect to a magnetic axis of the power transmitting pad. The magnetic sensors are arranged to detect at least an X-component and a Y-component of a magnetic field produced by a power transmitting pad.

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


System, method, and computer-readable storage medium for vehicle collision avoidance on the highway
Patent No. 11505181 

Inventor(s): Vladimeros Vladimerou (Whitmore Lake, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16240097 on 01/04/2019 (1418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A host vehicle including a plurality of sensors communicably coupled to the host vehicle. Additionally, the host vehicle includes processing circuitry configured to map-match a location of the host vehicle while the host vehicle is operating on a highway, receive obstruction information from the plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors having a predetermined field of view corresponding to a host vehicle field of view, estimate a driver field of view based on the host vehicle field of view, determine whether a speed of the host vehicle is safe based on the driver field of view and the obstruction information, and modify driver operation in response to a determination that the speed of the host vehicle is not safe based on the driver field of view.

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


Trailer jackknife warning system with corrective steering indicator
Patent No. 11505246 

Inventor(s): Ajay M. Hirve (Canton, MI), Chris Conrad (Ann Arbor, MI), Ryo Omata (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17077803 on 10/22/2020 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system comprising a vehicle, a trailer, and a display screen. The system includes a trailer angle between a centerline of the vehicle and a centerline of the trailer. At least one time step after the vehicle is driven backward such that the trailer angle increases beyond a threshold value, a steering warning icon is displayed on the display screen. When the trailer angle decreases below the threshold value, the steering warning icon is removed from the display screen.

[B60D] VEHICLE CONNECTIONS (components of brake systems B60T 17/04)


Vehicle roof assemblies having fluid passages
Patent No. 11505256 

Inventor(s): Vinay Kumar Reddy Gangula (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17177951 on 02/17/2021 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle roof assembly including a roof panel, a side panel coupled to the roof panel, thereby defining a roof ditch, a passage extending along the roof ditch, and a sealing member at least partially encasing the passage. The passage allows fluid to flow along the roof ditch.

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


Rotor assembly having collective pitch control
Patent No. 11505302 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16421371 on 05/23/2019 (1279 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor assembly for an aircraft operable to generate a variable thrust output at a constant rotational speed. The rotor assembly includes a mast rotatable at the constant speed about a mast axis. A rotor hub is coupled to and rotatable with the mast. The rotor hub includes a plurality of spindle grips extending generally radially outwardly. Each of the spindle grips is coupled to one of a plurality of rotor blades and is operable to rotate therewith about a pitch change axis. A collective pitch control mechanism is coupled to and rotatable with the rotor hub. The collective pitch control mechanism is operably associated with each spindle grip such that actuation of the collective pitch control mechanism rotates each spindle grip about the respective pitch change axis to collectively control the pitch of the rotor blades, thereby generating the variable thrust output.

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


Control method for preventing differences between rotor tilt angles in a fly-by-wire tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 11505309 

Inventor(s): Brady Garrett Atkins (Euless, TX), Michael David Trantham (Arlington, TX), Paul David Ruckel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17317657 on 05/11/2021 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for preventing a maximum asymmetric condition between pylon tilt angles due to a degraded pylon in a fly-by-wire tiltrotor aircraft during transitions between airplane mode and helicopter mode includes a conversion system for imparting movement on a right and left pylon. A flight control computer is operatively connected to a set of transducers for measuring pylon angles. The flight control computer is further connected to a set of actuators which are attached to each pylon. The flight control computer receives flight dynamics input from the set of transducers and/or the pilot and sends pylon command to the set of actuators. The conversion system measures the difference between the pylon angles during the transition and provides a pylon command adjustment if the difference exceeds a preset threshold.

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


Apparatus having a bondline structure and a diffusion barrier with a deformable aperture
Patent No. 11505451 

Inventor(s): Chad Alan McKay (St. Paul, TX), Ganapathy Subramaniam Sivakumar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16820477 on 03/16/2020 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a bondline structure is arranged along a periphery of a cavity. The bondline structure extends from a first substrate and is configured to bond with an interposer arranged on a second substrate. A diffusion barrier is arranged on the first substrate for contacting the interposer. The diffusion barrier is arranged to impede a contaminant against migrating from the bondline structure and entering the cavity.

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


Pre-combustion CO[subscript]2 [/subscript]removal in a natural gas fed steam methane reformer (SMR) based hydrogen plant
Patent No. 11505462 

Inventor(s): Ravi Ravikumar (Lancaster, CA), Sunil Singhal (Gurugram, , IN)
Assignee(s): Fluor Technologies Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17176050 on 02/15/2021 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a hydrocarbon-fed steam methane reformer hydrogen-production process and system, carbon dioxide is recovered in a pre-combustion context, and optionally additional amounts of carbon dioxide are recovered in a post-combustion carbon dioxide removal, to provide the improved carbon dioxide recovery or capture disclosed herein.

[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]


Thermally conductive and electrically insulative material
Patent No. 11508641 

Inventor(s): Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265513 on 02/01/2019 (1390 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monolithic substrate including a silica material fused to bulk copper is provided for coupling with electronic components, along with methods for making the same. The method includes arranging a base mixture in a die mold. The base mixture includes a bottom portion with copper micron powder and an upper portion with copper nanoparticles. The method includes arranging a secondary mixture on the upper portion of the base mixture. The secondary mixture includes a bottom portion with silica-coated copper nanoparticles and an upper portion with silica nanoparticles. The method includes heating and compressing the base mixture and the secondary mixture in the die mold at a temperature, pressure, and time sufficient to sinter and fuse the base mixture with the secondary mixture to form a monolithic substrate. The resulting monolithic substrate defines a first major surface providing thermal conductivity, and a second major surface providing an electrically resistive surface.

[B22F] WORKING METALLIC POWDER; MANUFACTURE OF ARTICLES FROM METALLIC POWDER; MAKING METALLIC POWDER (making alloys by powder metallurgy C22C); APPARATUS OR DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR METALLIC POWDER


 

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

Optimized CLN1 genes and expression cassettes and their use
Patent No. 11504435 

Inventor(s): Steven Gray (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16305337 on 06/13/2017 (1988 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a PPT1 polypeptide or a fragment thereof, vectors (viral or non-viral vectors) comprising the same, and methods of using the same for delivery of the open reading frame to a cell or a subject and to treat infantile neuronal lipofuscinosis (infantile Batten disease). The polynucleotides comprise an optimized CLN1 open reading frame.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


System and method for flexible sealant with density modifier
Patent No. 11505672 

Inventor(s): Devin Kocurek (Crowley, TX), Jonathan Perriello (Granbury, TX), Sandra Kocurek (Crowley, TX)
Assignee(s): Polymer Adhesive Sealant Systems, Inc. (Mineral Wells, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16862459 on 04/29/2020 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed latex system comprises a one-component, closed-cell, semi-foam, mastic sealant using gas-filled, flexible, organic microspheres to create a product that is elastic and compressible under pressure without protruding in an outward direction when compressed, thereby allowing the applied sealant to compress in an enclosed, maximum-filled channel unlike typical mastic sealants (while retaining the ability to rebound). This allows the sealant to function as a gasket, and, once fully cured, to have properties including vibration damping, insulating, and condensation resistance. The sealant can be formulated as an air barrier or a vapor barrier and at various degrees of moisture resistance. It may be applied by different packaging variations including aerosol can (bag in can or bag on valve), airless sprayer, cartridge tubes, foil tubes, squeeze tubes, and buckets to be applied using a brush, trowel, spatula, etc. The disclosed mastic sealant can also be formulated to be smoke-resistant and flame-resistant.

[C08J] WORKING-UP; GENERAL PROCESSES OF COMPOUNDING; AFTER-TREATMENT NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H (working, e.g. shaping, of plastics B29) [2]


System and method for flexible sealant with density modifier
Patent No. 11505673 

Inventor(s): Devin Kocurek (Crowley, TX), Jonathan Perriello (Granbury, TX), Sandra Kocurek (Crowley, TX)
Assignee(s): Polymer Adhesive Sealant Systems, Inc. (Mineral Wells, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16862463 on 04/29/2020 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed latex system comprises a one-component, closed-cell, semi-foam, mastic sealant using gas-filled, flexible, organic microspheres to create a product that is elastic and compressible under pressure without protruding in an outward direction when compressed, thereby allowing the applied sealant to compress in an enclosed, maximum-filled channel unlike typical mastic sealants (while retaining the ability to rebound). This allows the sealant to function as a gasket, and, once fully cured, to have properties including vibration damping, insulating, and condensation resistance. The sealant can be formulated as an air barrier or a vapor barrier and at various degrees of moisture resistance. It may be applied by different packaging variations including aerosol can (bag in can or bag on valve), airless sprayer, cartridge tubes, foil tubes, squeeze tubes, and buckets to be applied using a brush, trowel, spatula, etc. The disclosed mastic sealant can also be formulated to be smoke-resistant and flame-resistant.

[C08J] WORKING-UP; GENERAL PROCESSES OF COMPOUNDING; AFTER-TREATMENT NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H (working, e.g. shaping, of plastics B29) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Textured resilient seal for a subsurface safety valve
Patent No. 11506020 

Inventor(s): James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Ross Glen Dusterhoft (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17213668 on 03/26/2021 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resilient seal includes an annular body portion and a seating surface defined by the annular body portion and configured to interface with a seat of a subsurface safety valve. The resilient seal further includes a plurality of sealing surfaces defined by the annular body portion. Each sealing surface of the plurality of sealing surfaces is positioned to interface with a flapper of the subsurface safety valve in a closed position of the flapper of the subsurface safety valve. Additionally, the resilient seal includes at least one annular channel defined by the annular body portion between adjacent sealing surfaces of the plurality of sealing surfaces.

[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]


Energy transfer mechanism for wellbore junction assembly
Patent No. 11506024 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX), Xiaoguang Allan Zhong (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16095302 on 06/01/2017 (2000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A unitary junction for deployment in a wellbore, wherein the unitary junction permits electrical power and communications signals to be established in both a lateral wellbore and a main wellbore utilizing. The unitary junction assembly generally includes a conduit having a first upper aperture, a first lower aperture and a second lower aperture where the first lower aperture is defined at the distal end of a primary leg extending from a conduit junction and the second lower aperture is defined at the distal end of a deformable lateral leg extending from the conduit junction. A lower wireless energy transfer mechanism is positioned along at least one of the legs between the distal end of the leg and the junction. The lower wireless energy transfer mechanism is in wired communication an upper energy transfer mechanism permitting electrical communication to be established across the intersection of wellbore branches utilizing the unitary junction.

[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]


Multilateral junction with wellbore isolation using degradable isolation components
Patent No. 11506025 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16870231 on 05/08/2020 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation system is disclosed. The wellbore isolation system includes a junction positioned at an intersection of a first wellbore and a second wellbore, and a deflector disposed in the junction such that a path into the first leg of the junction is obstructed and engaged with the first leg of the junction to form a fluid and pressure tight seal. The junction includes a first leg extending downhole into the first wellbore, and a second leg extending downhole into the second wellbore. The deflector includes a channel extending axially through the deflector, and a degradable plug disposed in the channel and engaged with the channel to prevent fluid flow through the channel.

[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]


Limited penetration shaped charge
Patent No. 11506029 

Inventor(s): Thomas E. Burky (Mansfield, TX), Thomas J. Wuensche (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16329719 on 12/12/2017 (1806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shaped charge for use in a well perforating tool includes a jet blocker disposed in an apex of a parabolic or cone-shaped liner. The jet blocker limits the velocity and/or length of a jet that forms upon discharging an explosive in the shaped charge. The jet blocker may include an inert cast-cure type of material such as an epoxy or a flowable plastic that can be readily inserted into an existing shaped charge to fill an external concavity in the liner to any desired height. The height and material selected for the jet blocker determines the degree to which the penetration achieved by the shaped charge is limited, and thus, determines which targeted annulus in the wellbore may be penetrated in operation.

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


Perforating gun system
Patent No. 11506030 

Inventor(s): James F. Shelton (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): HARRISON JET GUNS II, L.P. (Kennedale, TX)
Law Firm: Warner Norcross + Judd LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17504640 on 10/19/2021 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved perforating gun is provided. The perforating gun includes an outer loading tube, an internal charge holder, an addressable switch housing, and a detonator housing. In some embodiments, the addressable switch housing and the detonator housing are separate components that are joined to the outer loading tube. In other embodiments, the addressable switch housing is integrally joined to a first portion of the internal charge holder and the detonator housing is integrally joined to a second portion of the internal charge holder. When detonated, a plurality of shaped charges create a plurality of perforations through a wellbore casing, the perforations being angularly offset from each other within a single perforation plane, optionally followed by a hydraulic fracturing stage.

[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]


Wireless electronic flow control node used in a screen joint with shunts
Patent No. 11506031 

Inventor(s): Maxime P M Coffin (Frisco, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16616572 on 06/11/2019 (1260 days app to issue)

Abstract: A completion assembly having a wireless adjustable electronic flow control node disposed along the sand screen base pipe to control flow of a fluid through a shunt tube assembly adjacent a sand screen. Each electronic flow control node includes a valve that can be adjusted by an electric actuator powered by a power harvesting mechanism disposed in a flow path of the completion assembly. A wireless transmitter receives a control signal to control the electric actuator. The control signal may be transmitted to open or close a packing tube or a transport tube of the shunt tube assembly.

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


Perforating gun assembly for use within a borehole
Patent No. 11506048 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Lemoine Schwendemann (Flower Mound, TX), Paul David Ringgenberg (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17154500 on 01/21/2021 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating gun assembly for use within a borehole. The perforating gun assembly may include a first perforating charge section, a second perforating charge section, and a tandem coupling the first perforating charge section to the second perforating charge section. The tandem may include a first sensor package that may be operable to determine a flowrate of formation fluid flowing around the tandem and a second sensor package that may be operable to identify the formation fluid.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Appliance monitoring sensors
Patent No. 11505892 

Inventor(s): Matthew Flachsbart (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17024166 on 09/17/2020 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sensor units that includes a power source, a communication interface, and a sensor coupled to the power source and the communication interface. The sensor is calibrated to connect the power source to the communication interface upon an occurrence of a condition in an appliance. The sensor, thereby, permits the communication interface to transmit data indicating the condition to a computing device. Methods, systems, and apparatus, for monitoring such sensor units.

[F26B] DRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM (drying devices for combines A01D 41/133; racks for drying fruit or vegetables A01F 25/12; drying foodstuffs A23; drying hair A45D 20/00; body-drying implements A47K 10/00; drying household articles A47L; drying gases or vapours B01D; chemical or physical processes for dewatering or like separating liquids from solids B01D 43/00; centrifugal apparatus B04; drying ceramics C04B 33/30; drying yarns or fabrics in association with some other form of treatment D06C; drying frames for laundry without heating or positive air circulation, domestic laundry-or spin-driers, wringing or hot pressing laundry D06F; furnaces, kilns, ovens F27)


Well service pump
Patent No. 11506189 

Inventor(s): Bill P. Bridges (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERIFORGE GROUP INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16951861 on 11/18/2020 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well service pump system supplies high pressure working fluid to a well. The pump system is a linear design which incorporates a diesel engine, a hydraulic drive gear box, open loop hydraulic Pumps, hydraulic ram cylinders, controls for the hydraulic system hydraulic cylinders, working fluid end cylinders and a coupling to connect the hydraulic cylinders and the working fluid ends. The engine powers the hydraulic system which, in turn, provides hydraulic fluid to operate the hydraulic ram cylinders. Each of the polished rods of the hydraulic ram cylinders is connected axially to a plunger rod end of a working fluid end cylinder. There is no crankshaft or automatic transmission required. The linear design allows for a longer plunger stroke length while still allowing highway transport on a truck or skid.

[F04B] POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; machines for liquids, or pumps, of rotary-piston or oscillating-piston type F04C; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D; pumping of fluid by direct contact of another fluid or by using inertia of fluid to be pumped F04F; crankshafts, crossheads, connecting-rods F16C; flywheels F16F; gearings for interconverting rotary motion and reciprocating motion in general F16H; pistons, piston-rods, cylinders, in general F16J; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge nose
Patent No. 11506471 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Burdick Patents, P.A. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16885688 on 05/28/2020 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer nose for a polymeric ammunition cartridge having a generally cylindrical neck having a projectile aperture at a first end, a shoulder comprising a shoulder top connected to the generally cylindrical neck opposite a shoulder bottom, a nose junction positioned around the shoulder bottom, a skirt connected circumferentially about the nose junction to extend away from the shoulder bottom, wherein the nose junction and the skirt are adapted to mate to a base junction in a cartridge.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Measurement system
Patent No. 11506480 

Inventor(s): Mark Stephens (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17459922 on 08/27/2021 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for measuring. The system has at least one rail with a downstream end and an upstream end. There is a deflector at a downstream end which is used in conjunction with a measurement laser which is coupled to a shuttle. The shuttle is moveable relative to the rail. The shuttle also has a sight for zeroing in on the item to be measured.

[G01B] MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS


Inductive humidity sensor and method
Patent No. 11506630 

Inventor(s): Joyce Marie Mullenix (San Jose, CA), Peter Smeys (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856490 on 12/28/2017 (1790 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include devices and methods for measuring relative humidity of an environment using inductance. The devices can include a resonant circuit, including a capacitor and an inductor. The inductor includes a moisture-absorbing core with at least a portion thereof exposed to an environment, with at least one magnetic property of the core being variable in response to changing levels of moisture in the environment. An excitation circuit provides an AC excitation signal to the resonant circuit. A sense circuit determines an inductance of the inductor according to a sense signal from the resonant circuit. The sense circuit is coupled to generate an output signal that indicates a humidity level of the environment according to the sense 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)


System for analysis of body fluids and wound-associated biomolecules
Patent No. 11506658 

Inventor(s): Ashwin Nair (Arlington, TX), Hong Vu (Arlington, TX), Liping Tang (Arlington, TX), Wenjing Hu (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Progenitec, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Cesari McKenna, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16393521 on 04/24/2019 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for analyzing a wound fluid. The system includes a transparent layer, a membrane layer, and an indicator layer that contains a colorimetric or fluorescent indicator reagent for detecting pH, a nitrite, an enzyme, a reactive oxygen species, a reactive nitrogen species, a nucleic acid, or a combination thereof. The membrane layer is impermeable to blood clots and cellular debris and is permeable to wound fluid. Also provided are methods for analyzing a wound fluid and for detecting biological fluid on biomedical instruments and waste materials using the system.

[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)


BTEX metabolites derivatization kit and composition
Patent No. 11506669 

Inventor(s): Kevin Albert Schug (Southlake, TX), Yehia Zakaria Mahmoud Youssef Baghdady (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16308211 on 06/09/2017 (1992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A kit or composition for in situ simultaneously derivatization of 14 phenol and carboxylic acid metabolites of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) in a urine sample is disclosed. The derivatization imparts a positive charge to phenol and carboxylic acid for subsequent LC-MS analysis. Limit of detection reached part-per-trillion levels for o-Cresol and part-per-billion levels for the remaining BTEX metabolites. BTEX metabolites can be detected in less than 35 mins according to one embodiment of the invention. Methods, kits and compositions disclosed herein can be used for in situ simultaneous derivatization of phenol and carboxylic acid in aqueous solution in general.

[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)


Systems and methods for radar based face authentication anti-spoofing
Patent No. 11506753 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Sehgal (Richardson, TX), Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Kuldeep Gill (Richardson, TX), Vutha Va (Plano, TX), Wenxun Qiu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16595316 on 10/07/2019 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and electronic device for radar-based face authentication anti-spoofing for determining access to the electronic device. The electronic device includes a radar transceiver and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to transmit, via the transceiver, a first set of signals, generate a channel impulse response (CIR) based on receipt of reflections of the first set of signals, detect a first CIR tap in the CIR, determine a selection of CIR data based on the detected first CIR tap, determine a profile matching metric based on comparison of the selection of CIR data to a set of predetermined reference signals, and determine whether to allow access to the electronic device based on comparison of the profile matching metric to a profile matching threshold.

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


Radar based pattern code identification
Patent No. 11506754 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Kuldeep Gill (Richardson, TX), Vutha Va (Plano, TX), Wenxun Qiu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946350 on 06/17/2020 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for close-range detection, includes transmitting, via a radar transceiver, radar signals to detect an object. The method also includes determining whether the object includes a pattern code based on reflections of the radar signals received by the radar transceiver. In response to determining that the object includes the pattern code, the method includes identifying range information about a range between the electronic device and the pattern code. The method further includes selecting, based on the range information, one or more signals from the reflections of the radar signals that are reflected off of the pattern code. Additionally, the method includes identifying, based on the one or more signals, information about the pattern code.

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


Pivotable cover for sliding tray and sliding tray including the cover
Patent No. 11506855 

Inventor(s): Gil Ruiz (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16932818 on 07/19/2020 (856 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sliding tray is configured to support one or more optical communications modules and includes a body portion having one or more mounting locations for the one or more optical communications modules. A trough projects from the body portion and is configured to support optical fibers connected to the one or more optical communications modules. A cover is pivotably connected to the tray for selectively covering the trough. A front wall of the cover may include a labeling surface, with a removable lens covering the labeling surface. A stop to limit the sliding direction of said sliding tray in the rearward direction may also be provided.

[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]


Dual polarization optical pumping
Patent No. 11506916 

Inventor(s): Youichi Akasaka (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17227085 on 04/09/2021 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an aspect of an embodiment, operations may include receiving a light wave and generating a pumping wave by performing polarization modulation on the light wave based on a bit stream. The pumping wave may include a first polarization component having a first polarization and a second polarization component having a second polarization and having a same wavelength as the first polarization component. The operations may also include emitting the pumping wave in an optical medium such that the pumping wave amplifies an optical signal propagating within the optical medium.

[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]


System and method for three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) of an ensemble of pilot equipment and garments
Patent No. 11507056 

Inventor(s): Matthew S. Richardson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16840795 on 04/06/2020 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprising a scanner to scan the airman or soldier (subject), a processor to receive, from the scanner, a non-manifold three-dimensional (3D) digital surface model (DSM) scan data representative of the subject, and a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) device. The processor recognizes anatomical features on the 3D surface model including the cephalic (head) region of the scanned subject; stores each sub region defined by anatomical features as a non-manifold 3D surface model; creates a surface offset from the DSM sub region; creates a closed volume within and between the DSM sub region and the offset surface representative of a solid 3D pilot flight equipment; and causes a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) device to manufacture the solid 3D pilot flight equipment.

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


System and method for identifying vehicles that can handle specific road segments
Patent No. 11507098 

Inventor(s): Chris Risberg (Flower Mound, TX), Katsumi Nagata (Foster City, CA), Ryan Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI), Sachin Ahire (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16517059 on 07/19/2019 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying whether a vehicle is capable of safely traversing a road segment. The system includes a transceiver of the vehicle configured to receive vehicle capability data indicating vehicle specifications associated with the road segment, the vehicle specifications associated with a vehicle capable of traversing the road segment. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) of the vehicle configured to compare vehicle data including features of the vehicle with the vehicle capability data to determine whether the vehicle data meets or exceeds the vehicle specifications. The system includes an input/output device configured to provide a notification that the vehicle is not capable of traversing the road segment when the vehicle data does not meet or exceed the vehicle specifications associated with the road segment.

[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)


Contingent use of commanded speed in lieu of sensed airspeed to inform flight control decisions
Patent No. 11507115 

Inventor(s): Kevin Jenkins (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): WING Aviation LLC (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597338 on 10/09/2019 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technique for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes monitoring a sensed airspeed of the UAV, obtaining a commanded speed for the UAV, wherein the commanded speed representing a command to fly the UAV at a given speed relative to an airmass or to Earth, and when the commanded speed is greater than the sensed airspeed, using the commanded speed in lieu of the sensed airspeed to inform flight control decisions of the UAV.

[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)


Thermostat and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11507116 

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17218411 on 03/31/2021 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermostat and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a processor, memory, and a camera. To improve convenience, the thermostat may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the thermostat may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network and, under certain conditions, the thermostat may provide a video feed.

[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)


Load current based dropout control for continuous regulation in linear regulators
Patent No. 11507120 

Inventor(s): Avinash Shreepathi Bhat (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17016840 on 09/10/2020 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a linear regulator system, a pass element has a control terminal, an input terminal and an output terminal. The pass element is configured to provide an output voltage at the output terminal based on: an input voltage at the input terminal; and a control signal at the control terminal. A dropout error amplifier has an error output and first and second inputs. The first input is coupled to the output terminal, and the error output is coupled to the control terminal. The dropout error amplifier is configured to provide a dropout control signal at the error output based on a comparison between: the output voltage at the first input; and a dropout reference voltage at the second input. The pass element is configured to regulate the output voltage at the dropout reference voltage, responsive to the dropout control signal.

[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]


Recovery mechanism during an input or output voltage fault condition for a voltage regulator
Patent No. 11507121 

Inventor(s): Ramakrishna Ankamreddi (Bengaluru, , IN), Rohit Phogat (Bengaluru, , IN), Siddhant Rohela (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17128426 on 12/21/2020 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a reference voltage generator circuit and a regulation loop circuit having an output voltage terminal. The regulator circuit further includes a fault detection circuit having a first input terminal coupled to the output voltage regulator terminal of the regulation loop circuit. The fault detection circuit asserts, on an output terminal of the fault detection circuit, a fault flag signal responsive to a voltage on the first input terminal falling below a first threshold. A programmable filter is coupled between the reference voltage generator circuit and the regulation loop circuit and is coupled to the fault detection circuit. The programmable filter has a programmable time constant. The programmable filter responds to an assertion of the fault flag signal by decreasing the time constant.

[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]


Power supply design tool for power supply system designs including multi-channel regulators
Patent No. 11507124 

Inventor(s): Dien Mac (San Jose, CA), Jeffrey Perry (Cupertino, CA), Jonathan J. Arzadon (San Jose, CA), Satyanandakishore V. Vanapalli (Campbell, CA), Wanda C. Garrett (Morgan Hill, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16706039 on 12/06/2019 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method (and system) includes receiving, at a computing device including a design tool application, design parameters indicative of a plurality of power supply loads to be powered. The method further includes generating power supply solutions that do not include multi-channel voltage regulators and generating power supply solutions that do include multi-channel voltage regulators. The method also includes ranking all power supply solutions and providing the ranked power supply solutions to a user.

[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]


Low on-time control for switching power supply
Patent No. 11507128 

Inventor(s): Anmol Sharma (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17462081 on 08/31/2021 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device has a modulator circuit, a pulse adjustment circuit, and a pulse generator circuit. The modulator circuit generates a comparator output signal based on a sensed inductor current signal of a power converter, an error amplifier output voltage signal, and a ramp signal to regulate an output voltage signal of the power converter. The pulse adjustment circuit generates an adjusted pulse signal based on the comparator output signal and the error amplifier output voltage signal, and to generate an adjusted clock signal based on an input clock signal and the error amplifier output voltage signal. The pulse generator circuit generates a switching control signal to control a transistor of the power converter based on the adjusted pulse signal and the adjusted clock signal.

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


Liquid crystal elastomer-based touchpad systems and methods with rich haptic feedback for precision operation
Patent No. 11507186 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Frederico Marcolino Quintao Severgnini (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16683547 on 11/14/2019 (1104 days app to issue)

Abstract: A touchpad for use in an infotainment system and a method of use is provided. The touchpad comprises a bottom layer comprising processing circuitry configured to control operation of a plurality of tactile pixels. The tactile pixels are disposed in a tactile pixel layer on top of the bottom layer. Each tactile pixel comprises a top plate having a plurality of vertices and a support strut coupled to each vertex, each strut comprising a liquid crystal elastomer (LCE) hinge disposed between a first rigid portion and a second rigid portion.

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


Method and apparatus for flexible RAID in SSD
Patent No. 11507281 

Inventor(s): Yiren Huang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17063385 on 10/05/2020 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solid state drive (SSD) employing a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) scheme includes a flash memory chip, erasable blocks in the flash memory chip, and a flash controller. The erasable blocks are configured to store flash memory pages. The flash controller is operably coupled to the flash memory chip. The flash controller is also configured to organize certain of the flash memory pages into a RAID line group and to write RAID line group membership information to each of the flash memory pages in the RAID line group.

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


True/false vector index registers and methods of populating thereof
Patent No. 11507374 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16417495 on 05/20/2019 (1282 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are vector index registers for storing or loading indexes of true and/or false results of comparison operations in vector processors. Each of the vector index registers store multiple addresses for accessing multiple positions in operand vectors.

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


Managing load and store instructions for memory barrier handling
Patent No. 11507379 

Inventor(s): David Albert Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427678 on 05/31/2019 (1271 days app to issue)

Abstract: A front-end portion of a pipeline includes a stage that speculatively issues at least some instructions out-of-order. A back-end portion of the pipeline includes one or more stages that access a processor memory system. In the front-end (back-end), execution of instructions is managed based on information available in the front-end (back-end). Managing execution of a first memory barrier instruction includes preventing speculative out-of-order issuance of store instructions. The back-end control circuitry provides information accessible to the front-end control circuitry indicating that one or more particular memory instructions have completed handling by the processor memory system. The front-end control circuitry identifies one or more load instructions that were issued before the first memory barrier instruction was issued and are ordered after the first memory barrier instruction, and causes at least one of the identified load instructions to be reissued after the first memory barrier instruction has been issued.

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


Infrastructure load balancing using software-defined networking controllers
Patent No. 11507433 

Inventor(s): Clifford A. McCarthy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Spring, TX)
Law Firm: Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719431 on 12/18/2019 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to facilitate infrastructure management is described. The system includes one or more processors and a non-transitory machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to execute an infrastructure management controller to automatically balance utilization of infrastructure resources between a plurality of on-premise infrastructure controllers.

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


Low-latency register error correction
Patent No. 11507453 

Inventor(s): Chris Baronne (Allen, TX), Dean E. Walker (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17074958 on 10/20/2020 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: To implement low-latency register error correction a register may be read as part of an instruction when that instruction is the currently executing instruction in a processor. A correctable error in data produced from reading the register can be detected. In response to detecting the correctable error, the currently executing instruction in the processor can be changed into a register update instruction that is executed to overwrite the data in the register with corrected data. Then, the original (e.g., unchanged) instruction can be rescheduled.

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


Debugging dataflow computer architectures
Patent No. 11507493 

Inventor(s): Patrick Estep (Rowlett, TX), Skyler Arron Windh (McKinney, TX), Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17405211 on 08/18/2021 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, devices, and machine-readable mediums that use parallel hardware execution with software co-simulation to enable more advanced debugging operations on data flow architectures. Upon a halt to execution of a program thread, a state of the tiles that are executing the thread are saved and offloaded from the HTF to a host system. A developer may then examine this state on the host system to debug their program. Additionally, the state may be loaded into a software simulator that simulates the HTF hardware. This simulator allows for the developer to step through the code and to examine values to find bugs.

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


Pre-computation of memory core control signals
Patent No. 11507498 

Inventor(s): Yan Li (Milpitas, CA), Yuheng Zhang (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16810243 on 03/05/2020 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus including a memory structure comprising non-volatile memory cells and a microcontroller. The microcontroller is configured to output Core Timing Control (CTC) signals that are used to control voltages applied in the memory structure. In one aspect, information from which the CTC signals may be generated is pre-computed and stored. This pre-computation may be performed in a power on phase of the memory system. When a request to perform a memory operation is received, the stored information may be accessed and used to generate the CTC signals to control the memory operation. Thus, considerable time and/or power is saved. Note that this time savings occurs each time the memory operation is performed. Also, power is saved due to not having to repeatedly perform the computation.

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


Memory sub-system for decoding non-power-of-two addressable unit address boundaries
Patent No. 11507504 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17204522 on 03/17/2021 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system generating, using a first addressable unit address decoder, a first addressable unit address based on an input address, an interleaving factor, and a number of first addressable units. The system then generating, using an internal address decoder, an internal address based on the input address, the interleaving factor, and the number of first addressable units. Generating the internal address includes: determining a lower address value by extracting lower bits of the internal address, determining an upper address value by extracting upper bits of the internal address, and adding the lower address value to the upper address value to generate the internal address. Using an internal power-of-two address boundary decoder and the internal address, the system then generating a second addressable unit address, a third addressable unit address, a fourth addressable unit address, and a fifth addressable unit address.

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


Methods and apparatus to facilitate an atomic operation and/or a histogram operation in cache pipeline
Patent No. 11507513 

Inventor(s): Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX), Pete Michael Hippleheuser (Murphy, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882268 on 05/22/2020 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to facilitate an atomic operation and/or a histogram operation in cache pipeline are disclosed. An example system includes a cache storage coupled to an arithmetic component; and a cache controller coupled to the cache storage, wherein the cache controller is operable to: receive a memory operation that specifies a set of data; retrieve the set of data from the cache storage; utilize the arithmetic component to determine a set of counts of respective values in the set of data; generate a vector representing the set of counts; and provide the vector.

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


Tracking streaming engine vector predicates to control processor execution
Patent No. 11507520 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (Alviso, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17187984 on 03/01/2021 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of operating a computer system, an instruction loop is executed by a processor in which each iteration of the instruction loop accesses a current data vector and an associated current vector predicate. The instruction loop is repeated when the current vector predicate indicates the current data vector contains at least one valid data element and the instruction loop is exited when the current vector predicate indicates the current data vector contains no valid data elements.

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


Advanced systems and methods for allocating capital to trading strategies for big data trading in financial markets
Patent No. 11507587 

Inventor(s): Adam Peterson (Frisco, TX), Howard M. Getson (Coppell, TX), Kelvin Rodriguez (Coppell, TX), Sean Vallie (Lantana, TX)
Assignee(s): Capitalogix IP Owner, LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16805542 on 02/28/2020 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for allocating capital to trading strategies may include a means for generating a virtual machine for a trading strategy in a historical server, a means for obtaining historical performance data for the trading strategy from the historical server, a means for transforming the historical performance data into metrical data, a means for transforming the historical performance data and metrical data into a neural network usable data set, a means for creating a neural network base, and a means for forming a neural network.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for command engine execution
Patent No. 11507591 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey David Bourne (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16775802 on 01/29/2020 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for command engine execution are disclosed. One method for command engine execution includes receiving free-form information for requesting or modifying information about a computing system. The method also includes identifying a portion in the free-form information that is unsupported by a command engine. The method further includes converting, using a grammar module that supports the portion, the free-form information into at least one compatible command for interacting with at least one data set. The method also includes requesting or modifying the information about the computing system by interacting with the at least one data set using the at least one compatible command.

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


Secure environment in a non-secure microcontroller
Patent No. 11507654 

Inventor(s): Massimo Panzica (Biancavilla, , IT), Maurizio Gentili (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16994484 on 08/14/2020 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secure engine method includes providing an embedded microcontroller in an embedded device, the embedded microcontroller having internal memory. The method also includes providing a secure environment in the internal memory. The secure environment method recognizes a boot sequence and restricts user-level access to the secure environment by taking control over the secure environment memory. Taking such control may include disabling DMA controllers, configuring at least one memory controller for access to the secure environment, preventing the execution of instructions fetched from outside the secure environment, and only permitting execution of instructions fetched from within the secure environment. Secure engine program instructions are then executed to disable interrupts, perform at least one secure operation, and re-enable interrupts after performing the at least one secure operation. Control over the secure environment memory is released, which can include clearing memory, re-enabling DMA controllers, and restoring memory controller parameters.

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


Detection of indicators of attack
Patent No. 11507661 

Inventor(s): Bradley C. Rood (Grapevine, TX), Nizar A. Basan (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Larson Newman, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17193152 on 03/05/2021 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: An information handling system includes a basic input/output system (BIOS), a memory, and a processor. The processor scans a current state of each BIOS attribute in the BIOS, and stores one or more changed attributes in a secure event log in the memory. The processor converts each changed attribute into a different threat event including a first changed attribute into a first threat event. The processor provides a list of threat events to multiple threat chains, each of which determine whether the threat events match threat criteria in a threat chain policy. In response to the threat event matching a threat criterion in the threat chain policy, the threat chain provides a threat state change to the processor, which in turn provides new threat state changes to a threat state change consumer.

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


System and method for estimation of interlocutor intents and goals in turn-based electronic conversational flow
Patent No. 11507756 

Inventor(s): Jonathan E. Eisenzopf (San Francisco, CA), Pedro Vale Lima (Oporto, , PT)
Assignee(s): DISCOURSE.AI, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17124005 on 12/16/2020 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method implemented on a computing device for analyzing a digital corpus of unstructured interlocutor conversations to discover intents, goals, or both intents and goals of one or more parties to the conversations, by grouping the conversation utterances according to semantic similarity clusters; selecting the best utterance(s) that mostly likely embody a party”s stated goal or intent; creates a set of candidate intent names for each cluster based upon each intent utterance in each conversation in each cluster; rates each candidate intent (or goal) for each intent name; and selects the most likely candidate intent (or goal) name for the purposes of subsequent automation of future conversations such as, but not limited to, automated electronic responses using Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.

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


Distributed activity control systems for artificial intelligence task execution direction including task adjacency and reachability analysis
Patent No. 11507852 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17727558 on 04/22/2022 (214 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic, distributed directed activity network comprising a directed activity control program specifying tasks to be executed including required individual task inputs and outputs, the required order of task execution, permitted parallelism in task execution, task adjacency to subsequent tasks, and reachability from each task to other tasks; a plurality of task execution agents, individual of said agents having a set of dynamically changing agent attributes and capable of executing different required tasks; a plurality of task execution controllers, each controller associated with one or more of the task execution agents with access to dynamically changing agent attributes; a directed activity controller for communicating with said task execution controllers for directing execution of said activity control program; and, a communications network supporting communication between said directed activity controller and task execution controllers for directing execution of said directed activity control program using selected task execution agents.

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


Systems and methods for managing interactions between an individual and an entity
Patent No. 11507867 

Inventor(s): John Donovan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715747 on 09/26/2017 (1883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a synthesis engine having a controller, and a storage medium for storing instructions to be executed by the controller. The instructions, when executed by the controller, can cause the controller to retrieve collected information associated with a behavior of an individual, synthesize from the information a measure of a mood of the individual to interact with others, and transmit the measure to a system associated with the individual to manage requests between the individual and the entity. The measure of the mood of the individual can indicate an availability of the individual and a receptiveness of the individual to accept a request to interact with an entity. The measure can be described by a plurality of dimensions. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Ride-sharing safety system
Patent No. 11507906 

Inventor(s): Sachin J. Ahire (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16548649 on 08/22/2019 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a ride-sharing system. The ride-sharing system includes a ride-sharing platform. The ride-sharing platform includes a memory that is configured to store a driver profile and a processor that is coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to obtain a start location, a destination location and a rider profile. The processor is configured to determine a rider vulnerability score based on the rider profile and determine a route risk score based on the current location, the destination location and an expected route. The processor is configured to determine a driver risk score based on the driver profile. The processor is configured to generate a ride-share risk score based on the ride vulnerability score, the route risk score and the driver risk score and provide the ride-share risk score to a user device.

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


Systems and methods for automated dock station servicing
Patent No. 11507926 

Inventor(s): Daryl Day (Frisco, TX), Richard K. Hoofard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB (Landskrona, , SE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17109987 on 12/02/2020 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic dock servicing system can monitor status of dock stations and/or dock station components, analyze the status to determine whether it satisfies a service condition for one or more service actions and, when service conditions are satisfied, cause the corresponding service actions to be performed. In some embodiments, a control panel can track a number of trailer loading/unloading cycles at the dock station. When the number of cycles reaches a threshold for performing a service on the dock station, the control panel can automatically initiate the service action. Some service actions that can be initiated by placing a maintenance or part request, sending control signals to a control panel or to dock station components, and/or sending messages or providing remote controls to other personnel.

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


Method and apparatus for providing network information
Patent No. 11507979 

Inventor(s): Christopher Parsons (Dallas, TX), Mark Austin (Allen, TX), R. Blair Bardwell (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17029907 on 09/23/2020 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for processing an advertising request message, including, receiving an advertising request message from a mobile device, determining if an advertising exchange server associated with the advertising request is permitted to receive enhanced information associated with the mobile device if a service provider is permitted to provide location information associated with the mobile device responsive to determining that the advertising exchange server associated with the advertising request is permitted to receive the enhanced information, responsive to determining that the service provider is permitted to provide location information, adding location information associated with the mobile device to a header of the advertising request message, and transmitting the advertising request message to the advertising exchange server. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[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 displaying filters and intercepts leveraging a predictive analytics architecture
Patent No. 11507992 

Inventor(s): Kevin Bruce Olson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Rent Group Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Morris, Manning Martin, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17568309 on 01/04/2022 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for improving searching functionalities using graphical user interfaces. A web-based platform receives data relating to user activity during a search session, and furthermore presents suggested actions and/or search refinements based on the user activity. Processing modules include logic for identifying patterns and/or indicators in the user activity, and furthermore match detected patterns and/or indicators with suggested actions. The suggested actions are presented on the graphical user interface for allowing a user to refine the search session without exiting or terminating the search session.

[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]


Digital property collateral protection
Patent No. 11508006 

Inventor(s): Peter Gerard Cross (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): AON RISK SERVICES, INC. OF MARYLAND (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428188 on 05/31/2019 (1271 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for digital property collateral protection are disclosed. For example, a pre-underwriting analysis may be performed to ascertain the quality of a given borrower and the intellectual property associated with the borrower. If the borrower passes the pre-underwriting analysis, an underwriting analysis including an intellectual property valuation may be performed. If the borrower passes the underwriting analysis and the terms of a loan and insurance policy are otherwise agreed upon, a lender may issue a loan to the borrower with the intellectual property as collateral, and an insurer may issue an insurance policy to the lender to insure against covered events.

[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 calibrating image capturing modules
Patent No. 11508055 

Inventor(s): Darrell R. Krueger (Lecompton, KS)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17702521 on 03/23/2022 (244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a machine vision system on the undercarriage of a rail vehicle while the rail vehicle is in the field is presented. The system enables operators to calibrate the machine vision system without having to remove the machine vision system from the undercarriage of the rail vehicle. The system can capture, by a camera of an image capturing module, a first image of a target. The image capturing module and a drum can be attached to a fixture and the target can be attached to the drum. The system can also determine a number of lateral pixels in a lateral pitch distance of the image of the target, determining a lateral object pixel size based on the number of lateral pixels, and determining a drum encoder rate based on the lateral object pixel size. The drum encoder rate can be programmed into a drum encoder.

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


Provisioning real-time three-dimensional maps for autonomous vehicles
Patent No. 11508118 

Inventor(s): Nannan Wang (Allen, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Qi Chen (Denton, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Fujitsu Patent Center (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16927312 on 07/13/2020 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for provisioning real-time three-dimensional maps, including: at a first processing stage: updating a three-dimensional map of an environment based on received point cloud data; extracting three-dimensional proposals of objects of the environment; projecting the three-dimensional proposals onto a two-dimensional image of the environment; generating two-dimensional proposals of the objects of the environment; at a second processing stage: detecting the objects of the environment from the two-dimensional image of the environment; generating two-dimensional bounding boxes of the objects of the environment; matching the two-dimensional bounding box with a particular two-dimensional proposal of the two-dimensional proposals; and labeling, for each two-dimensional proposal that is matched to a two-dimensional bounding box, the three-dimensional proposal corresponding to the two-dimensional proposal with semantic information associated with the two-dimensional bounding box that is matched to the two-dimensional proposal to update the three-dimensional map.

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


Digital mirror systems for vehicles and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 11508165 

Inventor(s): Mayank Mangla (Allen, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17086958 on 11/02/2020 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: Digital mirror systems for vehicles and methods of operating the same are disclosed. An example vehicle control system includes: a driver monitoring system including a head position determiner to determine at least one of a location of a head, an orientation of the head, or an eye gaze point of the head; a digital mirror system including a region-of-interest (ROI) detector to identify an ROI based on the at least one of the location of the head, the orientation of the head, or the eye gaze point of the head, and a cropper to extract a portion of a first image corresponding to the ROI to form a second image, the first image representing an area exterior to the vehicle; and a display within an interior area of the vehicle to present the second image. NULL


Processing of accident report
Patent No. 11508189 

Inventor(s): Anil Nagpal (Plano, TX), Neil Dutta (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16848343 on 04/14/2020 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, by an accident processing node, an accident report from a transport, determining, by an accident processing node, a time and location parameters of the accident based on the report, querying, by an accident processing node, transport profiles on a storage based on the time and location parameters, and responsive to the transport profiles containing data corresponding to the time and location parameters, sending a request to access the transport profiles.

[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)


Periodic write to improve data retention
Patent No. 11508440 

Inventor(s): Chin-Yi Chen (San Jose, CA), Dengtao Zhao (Los Gatos, CA), Ravi Kumar (Redwood City, CA), Ryohei Shoji (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17323708 on 05/18/2021 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nonvolatile memory control method includes a step of writing, repeatedly to a nonvolatile memory cells. The method continues with detecting when writing reaches a writing threshold value. Upon reaching the writing threshold, the method continues with driving a charge to at least one parasitic area intermediate at least two charge storage areas of the nonvolatile memory cells to improve data retention in at least one of the at least two charge storage areas of the nonvolatile memory cells.

[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)


 

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Paint removal unit
Patent No. 11504996 

Inventor(s): Shawn Allen Benn (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Nallen Holdings, LLC (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Carlson, Gaskey Olds, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16710704 on 12/11/2019 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for coating removal comprises a frame having a platform extending within the frame. A plurality of heat lamps are mounted on the platform. The plurality of heat lamps are arranged to provide a heat density of at least 40 watts per square inch. A method of removing a coating is also disclosed.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Particle beam profiles for analytic equipment configuration
Patent No. 11508549 

Inventor(s): Brian Tilley (Richardson, TX), Herman Carlo Floresca (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): FEI Company (Hillsboro, OR)
Law Firm: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664661 on 10/25/2019 (1124 days app to issue)

Abstract: Beam intercept profiles are measured as a particle beam transversely scans across a probe. A current of beam particles, a detector intensity, or image pixel intensities can variously be measured to obtain the profiles. Multiple profiles are used to determine geometric parameters which in turn can be used to configure equipment. In one application, transverse beam intercept profiles are measured for different waist heights of the particle beam. Steepness of the several profiles can be used to determine a height of the probe as the height at which the profile is steepest. The known probe height enables placing the probe in contact with a substrate at another known height. In another application, transverse beam intercept profiles of orthogonal probe edges are used to position a beam waist, reduce spot size, or reduce astigmatism. Techniques are applicable to SEM, FIB, and nanoprobe systems. Methods and apparatus are disclosed, with variations.

[H01J] ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS (spark-gaps H01T; arc lamps with consumable electrodes H05B; particle accelerators H05H)


Non-volatile memory with capacitors using metal under signal line or above a device capacitor
Patent No. 11508654 

Inventor(s): Luisa Lin (Redwood City, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Mohan Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Venkatesh P. Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16886702 on 05/28/2020 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus comprises a non-volatile memory structure and a plurality of I/O pads in communication with the non-volatile memory structure. The I/O pads include a power I/O pad, a ground I/O pad and data/control I/O pads. The non-volatile storage apparatus further comprises one or more capacitors connected to the power I/O pad and the ground I/O pad. The one or more capacitors are positioned in one or more metal interconnect layers below the signal lines and/or above device capacitors on the top surface of the substrate.

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


Bonded three-dimensional memory devices and methods of making the same by replacing carrier substrate with source layer
Patent No. 11508711 

Inventor(s): Takeki Ninomiya (Yokkaichi, , JP), Teruo Okina (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17109592 on 12/02/2020 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory die includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers, memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, and each of the memory stack structures includes a respective vertical semiconductor channel and a respective memory film, drain regions located at a first end of a respective one of the vertical semiconductor channels, and a source layer having a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is located at a second end of each of the vertical semiconductor channels, and a semiconductor wafer is not located over the second surface of the source 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]


Integrated fluxgate device
Patent No. 11508721 

Inventor(s): Mark L. Jenson (Allen, TX), Mark R. Kimmich (Frisco, TX), Mona M. Eissa (Allen, TX), Sopa Chevacharoenkul (Richardson, TX), Sudtida Lavangkul (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17228631 on 04/12/2021 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit has a substrate, a circuit, a core structure, a first encapsulation layer, a second encapsulation layer, and an oxide layer. The circuit includes transistors with active regions developed on the substrate and a metal layer formed above the active regions to provide interconnections for the transistors. The core structure is formed above the metal layer. The first encapsulation layer covers the core structure, and it has a first thermal expansion coefficient. The second encapsulation layer covers the first encapsulation layer over the core structure, and it has a second thermal expansion coefficient that is different from the first thermal expansion coefficient. As a part of the stress relief structure, the oxide layer is formed above the second encapsulation layer. The oxide layer includes an oxide thickness sufficient to mitigate a thermal stress between the first and second encapsulation layers.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing III-V compound semiconductor channel and contacts and method of making the same
Patent No. 11508748 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, 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: 16887818 on 05/29/2020 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers, and a memory stack structure vertically extending through the alternating stack. The memory stack structure includes a vertical semiconductor channel and a memory film. The vertical semiconductor channel can include a III-V compound semiconductor channel material. A III-V compound substrate semiconductor layer or a III-V compound semiconductor source region can be used to provide low-resistance electrical connection to a bottom end of the vertical semiconductor channel, and a drain region including a graded III-V compound semiconductor material can be used to provide low-resistance electrical connection to a top end of the vertical semiconductor channel.

[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]


Cutoff gate electrodes for switches for a three-dimensional memory device and method of making the same
Patent No. 11508749 

Inventor(s): Akira Inoue (Kawasaki, , JP), Masayuki Hiroi (Yokohama, , JP), Takuma Takimoto (Kamakura, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16901091 on 06/15/2020 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a first-conductivity-type well located in a semiconductor substrate, a semiconductor active area region located adjacent to the a first-conductivity-type well, a first transistor including a source region, a drain region, a channel region located between the source region and the drain region, a gate dielectric layer located over the channel region and a gate electrode located over the gate dielectric layer, such that the transistor is located on the semiconductor active area region, and a cutoff gate electrode located over the semiconductor active area region, and between the first transistor and the first-conductivity-type well.

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


Transistor with buffer structure having carbon doped profile
Patent No. 11508830 

Inventor(s): Andinet Tefera Desalegn (Dallas, TX), Dong Seup Lee (McKinney, TX), Nicholas Stephen Dellas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17110811 on 12/03/2020 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an integrated circuit (IC) is disclosed that includes a transistor. The transistor includes a substrate, and a buffer structure overlying the substrate. The buffer structure has a first buffer layer, a second buffer layer overlying the first buffer layer, and a third buffer layer overlying the second buffer layer. The first buffer layer has a first carbon concentration, the second buffer layer has a second carbon concentration lower than the first carbon concentration, and the third buffer layer has a third carbon concentration higher than the second carbon concentration. An active structure overlies the buffer structure.

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


Fin field effect transistor with field plating
Patent No. 11508842 

Inventor(s): Ming-Yeh Chuang (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16920903 on 07/06/2020 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) having a fin field effect transistor (FinFET) includes a substrate with a fin extending from a surface of the substrate. The fin includes a source region, a drain region, a drift region, and field plating oxide layer. The drift region is adjacent the drain region. The field plating oxide layer is on a first side, a second side, and a third side of the drift region.

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


Method of formulating perovskite solar cell materials
Patent No. 11508924 

Inventor(s): Jerred A. Chute (Dallas, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Heath, TX), Vivek V. Dhas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CubicPV Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16939907 on 07/27/2020 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for preparing photoactive perovskite materials. The method comprises the step of preparing a germanium halide precursor ink. Preparing a germanium halide precursor ink comprises the steps of: introducing a germanium halide into a vessel, introducing a first solvent to the vessel, and contacting the germanium halide with the first solvent to dissolve the germanium halide. The method further comprises depositing the germanium halide precursor ink onto a substrate, drying the germanium halide precursor ink to form a thin film, annealing the thin film, and rinsing the thin film with a second solvent and a salt.

[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]


Rotatable terminal plate housing assemblies and methods thereof
Patent No. 11509010 

Inventor(s): Brian Schneidewind (Ann Arbor, MI), Douglas A. Siewert (Ann Arbor, MI), Jordan S. Guttrich (Commerce Township, MI), Lincoln Morfin (Saline, 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: 16778720 on 01/31/2020 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a battery pack assembly. The battery pack assembly includes a plurality of housing segments and a plurality of battery cells. The plurality of housing segments are coupled to one another. Each one of the plurality of housing segments includes a terminal receiving portion. The terminal receiving portion has a pair of end walls, a pair of side walls and a floor. A terminal connector is positioned within the terminal receiving portion. The terminal connector has a pair of openings. Each battery cell of the plurality of battery cells has a terminal side. A pair of terminals are positioned on the terminal side of each of the plurality of battery cells. Each one of the plurality of housing segments are configured to be rotated with respect to an adjacent housing segment between a use position and a maintenance position.

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


RF lens antenna array with reduced grating lobes
Patent No. 11509056 

Inventor(s): Igor Timofeev (Dallas, TX), Serguei Matitsine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Matsing, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17404518 on 08/17/2021 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency antenna array uses lenses and RF elements, to provide ground-based coverage for cellular communication. The antenna array can include two spherical lenses, where each spherical lens has at least two associated RF elements. Each of the RF elements associated with a given lens produces an output beam with an output area. Each lens is positioned with the other lenses in a staggered arrangement. The antenna includes a control mechanism configured to enable a user to move the RF elements along their respective tracks, and automatically phase compensate the output beams produced by the RF elements based on the relative distance between the RF elements.

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


RF lens antenna array with reduced grating lobes
Patent No. 11509057 

Inventor(s): Igor Timofeev (Dallas, TX), Serguei Matitsine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Matsing, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17499655 on 10/12/2021 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency antenna array uses lenses and RF elements, to provide ground-based coverage for cellular communication. The antenna array can include a spherical lens, where each spherical lens has at least two associated RF elements. Each of the RF elements associated with a given lens produces an output beam with an output area. The antenna includes a control mechanism configured to enable a user to move the RF elements along their respective tracks, and automatically phase compensate the output beams produced by the RF elements based on the relative distance between the RF elements.

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


Multi-band polarization rotation for interference mitigation
Patent No. 11509071 

Inventor(s): Pablo Tacconi (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ISCO International, LLC (Schaumburg, IL)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17825573 on 05/26/2022 (180 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data regarding interference originating from one or more interference sources, and electronically rotating polarizations of signals relating to crossed-dipole radiating elements of an antenna system, the antenna system operating in multiple frequency bands, the electronically rotating being performed for a select number of frequency bands of the multiple frequency bands and facilitating mitigation of the interference. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Blind mate connections with different sets of datums
Patent No. 11509079 

Inventor(s): Pinche Tsai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Spring, TX)
Law Firm: Nolte Intellectual Property Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16841594 on 04/06/2020 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: Blind mate connection techniques and associated connectors are disclosed. Blind mate connectors provide connections where visual inspection at time of connection may not be available. Stacking tolerance increases when connectors have a different set of datums (e.g., a different relative orientation) relative to adjacent connectors. Different datums permit twinning two printed circuit boards (”PCBs”) prior to insertion into a slot of a chassis. Each connector may be attached to a respective PCB utilizing a spring and offset feature to provide a standoff on a respective PCB. Control of standoff and rotational movement (e.g., via brackets) allows each individual connector to have a ”float” for improved insertion tolerance. Connector pairs may connect through an opening in a midplane while simultaneously connecting to the midplane. Switch trays and node trays may be inserted through opposing sides of a chassis and be connected through the midplane of that chassis.

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


Sub-surface wireless charging
Patent No. 11509169 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Moore (Dallas, TX), Petru Emanuel Stingu (Dallas, TX), Ruwanga Dassanayake (Dallas, TX), Yulong Hou (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): SPARK CONNECTED LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298769 on 03/11/2019 (1352 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a sub-surface wireless charger includes a transmitter coil and a controller. The controller is configured to generate a protective pulse having a first energy, determine a characteristic of the transmitter coil based on the generated protective pulse, determine whether it is safe to begin wireless charging based on the determined characteristic, and when the controller determines that it is safe to begin wireless charging, generate an operating pulse having a second energy, where the second energy is higher than the first energy.

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


Frequency synchronization for a voltage converter
Patent No. 11509210 

Inventor(s): Guofeng Jin (Shanghai, , CN), Yueming Sun (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17347177 on 06/14/2021 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a comparator having a first comparator input configured to receive a time signal. The device also includes a subtractor having a subtractor output coupled to a second comparator input, and a first subtractor input adapted to be coupled to a voltage converter terminal. The device also includes a current source having an output coupled to a second subtractor input, and a current source input coupled to the first subtractor input. The device also includes a capacitor coupled to the second subtractor input and to ground. The device also includes a latch having an output and first and second inputs. The latch output is coupled to a control terminal of a transistor in parallel with the capacitor, the first latch input is coupled to the comparator output, and the second latch input is configured to receive a clock signal.

[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]


Stable digital integrator circuit for boost converter
Patent No. 11509217 

Inventor(s): Anand Kannan (Bengaluru, , IN), Anandha Ruban Tiruchengode Tirumurugga Bupathi (Tiruchengode, , IN), Dileep Kumar Ramesh Bhat (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16950346 on 11/17/2020 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical device includes an integrated circuit having device circuitry and a boost converter coupled to the device circuitry. The boost converter includes a digital integrator circuit having: a first comparator; a second comparator; a counter configured to count up, count down, and pause based on a first output signal provided by the first comparator and based on a second output signal provided by the second comparator; and a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to provide a feedback adjustment signal for the boost converter based on a count value provided by the counter.

[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]


Voltage converter with loop control
Patent No. 11509222 

Inventor(s): Jian Guo (Beijing, , CN), Junjie Mai (Beijing, , CN), Weibing Jing (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17130799 on 12/22/2020 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage converter system includes a switch configured to switch between first and second states responsive to a first control signal. Timer circuitry is configured to generate a timing signal representing a duration of the first state based on input and output voltages of the voltage converter system. Control logic is coupled to the switch and the timer circuitry, and configured to generate the first control signal based on a second control signal. The second control signal is based on a feedback voltage and a reference voltage. Timer control circuitry is coupled to the control logic and the timer circuitry, and configured to: detect a phase difference between the first control signal and the second control signal; and adjust the timer circuitry to change the duration based on the phase difference.

[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]


Active clamp flyback converter
Patent No. 11509227 

Inventor(s): Cheng Liu (Shanghai, , CN), Pei-Hsin Liu (Westford, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16928728 on 07/14/2020 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter system ([b]100[/b]) includes a transformer ([b]102[/b]) having a primary side ([b]104[/b]) and a secondary side ([b]106[/b]), a first switch ([b]114[/b]) with a first terminal ([b]1151[/b]) coupled to the primary side ([b]104[/b]) and a second terminal ([b]1152[/b]) coupled to a voltage supply terminal, a second switch ([b]116[/b]) coupled to the first terminal ([b]1151[/b]) of the first switch ([b]114[/b]), loop control circuitry ([b]119[/b]), coupled to the secondary side ([b]106[/b]), and configured to generate an offset signal based on an output voltage provided at the secondary side ([b]106[/b]) and to generate a compensated signal by compensating the offset signal to a sensed signal being representative of a first current flowing through the primary side ([b]104[/b]), and switch control circuitry ([b]120[/b]), coupled to the loop control circuitry ([b]119[/b]), and configured to operate the first and second switches ([b]114, 116[/b]) based on the compensated signal.

[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]


Power stage controller for switching converter with clamp
Patent No. 11509230 

Inventor(s): Jean Picard (Hooksett, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16938573 on 07/24/2020 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power stage controller includes: a reference circuit having a first reference input and a reference output, the first reference input adapted to be coupled to an input terminal of a power stage, and the reference circuit configured to adjust a reference voltage at the reference output responsive to whether a voltage at the first reference input is below a threshold; and a comparator having a current sense input, a second reference input, and a comparator output, the current sense input adapted to be coupled to a current terminal of the power stage, the second reference input coupled to the reference output, and the comparator output coupled to a driver input of a driver circuit configured to configured to control a driver output adapted to be coupled to a gate of a transistor of the power stage and responsive to the driver input.

[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]


Voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) with LC circuit and series resistors
Patent No. 11509266 

Inventor(s): Srikanth Manian (Bengaluru, , IN), Srinivas Theertham (Bengaluru, , IN), Uday Kiran Meda (Hyderabad, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17493922 on 10/05/2021 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a data path and a phase-locked loop (PLL) coupled to the data path. The system also includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) coupled to the PLL. The VCO includes an LC circuit with first and second differential output terminals. The VCO also includes a first resistor coupled between the first differential output terminal and drain terminals of a first pair of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transistors. The VCO also includes a second resistor coupled between the second differential output terminal and drain terminals of a second pair of CMOS transistors.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Digital filtering for a signal with target and secondary signal bands
Patent No. 11509291 

Inventor(s): Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16351357 on 03/12/2019 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A zero-insertion FIR filter architecture for filtering a signal with a target band and a secondary band. Digital filter circuitry includes an L-tap FIR (finite impulse response) filter, with a number L filter tap elements (L=0, 1, 2, . . . (L1)), each with an assigned coefficient from a defined coefficient sequence. The L-tap FIR filter is configurable with a defined zero-insertion coefficient sequence of a repeating sub-sequence of a nonzero coefficient followed by one or more zero-inserted coefficients, with a number Nj of nonzero coefficients, and a number Nk of zero-inserted coefficients, so that L=Nj+Nk. The L-tap FIR filter is configurable as an M-tap FIR filter with a nonzero coefficient sequence in which each of the L filter tap elements is assigned a non-zero coefficient, the M-tap FIR filter having an effective length of M=(Nj+Nk) non-zero coefficients.

[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)


Reduced area, reduced power flip-flop
Patent No. 11509294 

Inventor(s): Arnab Khawas (Bengaluru, , IN), Badarish Mohan Subbannavar (Bengaluru, , IN), Suvam Nandi (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17319505 on 05/13/2021 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flip-flop having first and second shared transistors. The flip-flop including a tri-state inverter and a master latch configured to receive an output of the tri-state inverter. The flip-flop also having a slave latch coupled to the master latch, the slave latch including a slave tri-state inverter. The flip-flop further having an output inverter coupled to receive one of an output of the slave latch and an output of the master latch and configured to generate a flip-flop output. The first shared transistor configured to receive a clock signal and having a drain terminal coupled a first transistor in the tri-state inverter and a second transistor in the slave tri-state inverter. The second shared transistor configured to receive an inverted clock signal and having a drain terminal coupled a third transistor in the tri-state inverter and a fourth transistor in the slave tri-state inverter.

[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]


Reset isolation for an embedded safety island in a system on a chip
Patent No. 11509302 

Inventor(s): Charles Fuoco (Allen, TX), Chunhua Hu (Plano, TX), Venkateswar Reddy Kowkutla (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17080239 on 10/26/2020 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include an electronic system with a power on reset (POR) circuit. The POR circuit includes first voltage detection circuitry to perform a first detection on a supply voltage and to output a first control signal in response to the first detection, second voltage detection circuitry to perform a second detection on the supply voltage and to output a second control signal in response to the second detection, and third voltage detection circuitry to perform a third detection on the supply voltage and to output at least one third control signal in response to the third detection. The POR circuit further has sequencing circuitry with a first input to receive the at least one third control signal and to output a reset signal in response to the at least one third control signal.

[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]


Glitch power analysis and optimization engine
Patent No. 11509303 

Inventor(s): Chao-Yung Wang (Taipei, , TW), Geng Bai (ShenZhen, , CN), Ping-San Tzeng (Fremont, CA), Wen Kung Chu (San Jose, CA), Yang Wu (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915099 on 06/29/2020 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of total glitch powers associated with the plurality of pins is determined, a total glitch power of the plurality of total glitch powers being determined based on a glitch bottleneck ratio and a glitch power of a corresponding pin. One or more critical bottleneck pins among the plurality of pins are identified based on the plurality of total glitch powers. One or more gates associated with the one or more critical bottleneck pins are adjusted to reduce corresponding one or more total glitch powers of the one or more gates.

[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]


NBTI protection for differential pairs
Patent No. 11509307 

Inventor(s): Damien Valentin Thibault Telenczak (Freising, , DE), Mikhail Valeryevich Ivanov (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17525711 on 11/12/2021 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: In examples, a system includes a differential input device having a first input and a second input. The system includes a window generator configured to output, at a first output, a first voltage above a reference voltage and a second voltage, at a second output, below the reference voltage. The system includes a multiplexer coupled to the first output and the second output, the multiplexer configured to receive the first voltage, the second voltage, and an input voltage. The system includes a selector coupled to the multiplexer and configured to select the first voltage, the second voltage, or the input voltage based on a value of the input voltage, where the selector is configured to cause the multiplexer to provide the selected voltage to the first input of the differential input device, where a voltage source provides the reference voltage to the second input of the differential input device.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Radio-frequency digital-to-analog converter system
Patent No. 11509325 

Inventor(s): Rahul Sharma (Bengaluru, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bengaluru, , IN), Srinivasa Rao Madala (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17168584 on 02/05/2021 (655 days app to issue)

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

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


Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving reference signals in wireless communication
Patent No. 11509355 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX), Sudhir Ramakrishna (Plano, TX), Yang Li (Plano, TX), Young Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17303710 on 06/04/2021 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station includes a controller configured to configure an MRS resource set comprising a group of MRS resources, each MRS resource comprising a set of MRS antenna ports. If at least two MRS antenna ports belong to a same MRS resource, then the at least two MRS antenna ports are quasi co-located with respect to a first set of QCL parameters, else if the at least two MRS antenna ports belong to a same MRS resource set, then the at least two MRS antenna ports are quasi co-located with respect to a second set of QCL parameters, and else the at least two MRS antenna ports are not quasi co-located with respect to either the first set or the second set of QCL parameters. The MRS is a CSI-RS for estimating a CSI and at least one of the first set and the second set of QCL parameters.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-band beam codebook design and operations
Patent No. 11509375 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianhua Mo (Allen, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17304010 on 06/11/2021 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device and method for managing an antenna operating in a combination of frequency bands. The electronic device comprises at least one antenna including a plurality of antenna elements, a transceiver operably connected with the at least one antenna and configured for communication over multiple frequency parts. The electronic device also comprises a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to determine the multiple frequency parts; identify, from a configuration received in response to the multiple frequency parts reported in the PUCCH, a combination of one or more frequency parts from the multiple frequency parts for performing the communication; obtain a beamforming codebook; and apply one or more beams within the beamforming codebook for performing the communication.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Architecture and method for hybrid isogeny-based cryptosystems
Patent No. 11509473 

Inventor(s): Brian C. Koziel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PQSecure Technologies, LLC (Boca Raton, FL)
Law Firm: Johnson Dalal (Local + 77 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17251312 on 07/20/2020 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least one computer processor configured with a single prime field accelerator having software-based instructions operably configured to compute both isogeny-based cryptography equations and elliptic curve cryptography equations using a plurality of shared computations resident on a shared memory storage and that include finite field arithmetic and elliptic curve group arithmetic sequentially computed with an architecture controller.

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


System and method for enabling secure service-based communications via 5G proxies
Patent No. 11509476 

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: 16788477 on 02/12/2020 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods enable secure service-based communications in networks that use a Services Communications Proxy (SCP). A Network Function (NF) producer receives a service request including an authorization token and a signed service request object, wherein the service request originates from an NF consumer of the wireless core network and is forwarded to the NF producer via the SCP. The NF producer verifies the signed service request object and generates, after the verifying, a service response. The service response includes a signed service response object. The NF producer sends, to the NF consumer and via the SCP, the service response with the signed service response object.

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


Circuit migration sequence generation for network modernization
Patent No. 11509503 

Inventor(s): Nannan Wang (Allen, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Fujitsu Patent Center (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17029661 on 09/23/2020 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed methods for network modernization include obtaining a list of end-to-end circuits carried in a circuit-switched network, calculating, for each circuit, an early retirement credit (ERC) score and a circuit load factor (CLF) score, selecting, dependent on the ERC and CLF scores, a circuit to migrate to a new network, adding the selected circuit to a circuit migration sequence, and removing the circuit from the list. The ERC score represents the number of circuit-switching units on which no circuits would be carried and that would remain in the network following its removal. The CLF score represents an average number of circuits that would be carried on each circuit-switching unit currently traversed by the circuit following its removal. When two circuits have the highest ERC score, the circuit with the lowest CLF score is selected for migration. The method is repeated until the list is empty.

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


Assisted and context-driven network changes
Patent No. 11509527 

Inventor(s): Ajaykumar Kalla (Frisco, TX), Manish Srivastava (Frisco, TX), Sivanaga Ravi Kumar Chunduru Venkata (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17315514 on 05/10/2021 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide an assisted network change service. A network device stores a record of network resources for a customer network and generates, based on the record, a visual representation of the network topology for a selected site of the customer network. The network device receives, from the customer, input for a change to configuration parameters of one of the network resources and verifies if the change to the configuration parameters is compatible with other settings in the customer network. When the change to the configuration parameters is compatible with other settings in the customer network, the network device generates a change request based on the configuration parameters and invokes provisioning to implement the change request for the customer network.

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


Monitoring spectral efficiency
Patent No. 11509551 

Inventor(s): Wing Lo (Plano, TX), Zheng Bin Li (Dublin, CA)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems Texas, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16121540 on 09/04/2018 (1540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spectral efficiency metric is calculated for each of the one or more calls based at least in part on the total number of bits transmitted during the given time period and the total number of resource blocks or resource elements allocated for transmission during the given time period. A heat map for each of the one or more calls is generated based on geographic locations of the one or more calls.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Estimating network latency for traffic transported with encrypted internet transport protocol
Patent No. 11509558 

Inventor(s): Anthony Peter Joch (Waterloo, , CA)
Assignee(s): Tektronix Texas, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17226468 on 04/09/2021 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of estimating network latency including receiving intercept data (representing observations of requests sent by a client node and responses to the respective requests from a host node), detecting a burst of network traffic bounded by a first idle interval and/or second idle interval, and estimating download and/or upload latencies associated with the burst, wherein the download latency is estimated to be an amount of time between observation of an inferred first request of the burst from the client node until observation of a first response from the host node following the inferred first request, and the upload latency is estimated to be an amount of time between observation of a last inferred data packet of the burst from the host node to the client node until observation of a last inferred ACK packet from the client node following the last inferred data packet from the host node.

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


System and method for inmate notification and training in a controlled environment facility
Patent No. 11509617 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16987226 on 08/06/2020 (838 days app to issue)

Abstract: A messaging system for relaying messages to groups of inmates located in one or more controlled-environment facilities. The system receives a message from a user and a recipient designation identifying those inmates designated for receiving the message. The system performs a content check of the message or requests administrator authorization of the message, and then packages the message in a format designated by the facility. The packaged message includes the message itself, and also recipient information and other delivery information. The message may be packaged uniquely according to facility specifications. At the facility, the received message is unpacked. Recipients are identified from the recipient designation in the message, and delivery methods are retrieved for each of the intended recipients. Delivery of the message is then carried out, at a time designated in the message, according to the retrieved delivery methods.

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


Management of controlled-environment facility resident image and/or background during video visitation
Patent No. 11509695 

Inventor(s): Daniel Wright (Little Elm, TX), Ligit Mathew (Flower Mound, TX), Nikita Dehoumon (Montreal, , CA)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17158426 on 01/26/2021 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Information associated with a controlled-environment facility resident communications and/or data device, such as device location within the controlled-environment facility, may be used to determine whether the resident device is approved for two-way video visitation or restricted to on-way video visitation. Video visitation may be initiated and voice and video captured and streamed by a non-resident communications and/or data device, as well as voice and/or video captured and streamed by the resident device, is received by a controlled-environment facility electronic communications management system. Voice and video captured at the non-resident device is transmitted to the resident device and, if the resident device is permitted two-way video visitation, voice and video captured by the resident device is transmitted to the non-resident device, if the resident device is restricted to one-way video visitation, only voice is transmitted to the non-resident device.

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


Foldable mobile device
Patent No. 11509752 

Inventor(s): Huixiang Liu (Cupertino, CA), Peng Xiong (Shanghai, , CN), Yiwen Gong (San Jose, CA), Yuehui Ouyang (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17075393 on 10/20/2020 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure involves a foldable mobile device. The foldable mobile device includes a housing having a first portion and a second portion foldable around a folding axis of the housing to allow a folded state of the device; an antenna operatively assembled to the housing; and a display mounted on a front side of the first portion and a front side of the second portion. The first portion has a first plate configured on a back side of the first portion opposite to the front side of the first portion, a contacting structure defined on the first plate. The second portion has a second plate configured on a back side of the second portion opposite to the front side of the second portion. When the mobile device operates is folded, the first plate and the second plate are conductively coupled with each other via the contacting structure.

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


System and method for delivering an inbound fax from a server to a user as each page is received
Patent No. 11509780 

Inventor(s): David G. Mahaffey (Plano, TX), Eric C. D. Lenington (Dallas, TX), Michael P. Dagate (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FAXLOGIC, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17494201 on 10/05/2021 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for delivering a fax to a fax recipient includes receiving a multipage fax transmitted at a fax server. As each page of a multipage fax is received, a page event notification is generated. Each page of the multipage fax file is converted into a corresponding page file. A page complete notification is generated upon completion of conversion of each page of the multipage fax file into the page file. Access is enabled to the page file of the multipage fax file responsive to receipt of the page complete notification associated with the page file. Access to the page file is enabled while subsequent pages of the multipage fax are being received and converted to the associated fax file.

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


Facilitation of collaborative camera field of view mapping
Patent No. 11509812 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17531456 on 11/19/2021 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system of cameras can be used to generate a complete field of view within an edge network. For example, one camera can have a field of view where part of the view is obstructed by an object and/or by the camera”s orientation. Yet another camera that is a part of the edge network can supplement the view of the first camera by providing an alternate view. The two views can be stitched together by a coordinate system such that a complete field of view can be utilized by both cameras. Additionally, where a field of view is not available by any stationary camera, the system can dispatch a mobile camera to help supplement the views.

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


Arithmetic decoding device, image decoding apparatus, arithmetic coding device, and image coding apparatus
Patent No. 11509898 

Inventor(s): Takeshi Tsukuba (Sakai, , JP), Tomohiro Ikai (Sakai, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17077490 on 10/22/2020 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a terminal device capable of efficiently performing communication in a communication system in which a base station device and the terminal device communicate with each other. The terminal device that communicates with the base station device by using a plurality of aggregated cells recognizes that a serving cell is stopped in a first state, recognizes that the serving cell is started in a second state, and switches from the first state to the second state based on a received PDCCH.

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


Headphones restricted to use with a particular controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device
Patent No. 11509986 

Inventor(s): Amit Kumar Shrivastava (Montral, , CA), Isaac Parampottil (Coppell, TX), Zain Bhyat (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17127285 on 12/18/2020 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for restricting use of a set of wired headphones to use with a particular controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device may employ wired headphones having a near field communication (NFC) functionality storing a serial number, or the like, of a particular controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device. Controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media devices read information stored in the NFC functionality of a set of wired headphones being used with the device and determine if the NFC functionality of the set of wired headphones being used with the device has the serial number of the device stored in the NFC functionality. The controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device may then enable, or disable, output of sound to the wired headphones in response to the device serial number matching with, or not matching with, the serial number stored in the wired headphones NFC functionality, respectively.

[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]


Methods and apparatus to credit usage of mobile devices
Patent No. 11510037 

Inventor(s): Achilleas Papakostas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16511780 on 07/15/2019 (1226 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to monitor mobile internet usage are disclosed. An example method includes identifying, by executing an instruction with a processor, an application associated with a request for Internet content, the request sent at an identified time; determining, by executing an instruction with the processor, that the application is operating in a background mode at the identified time by identifying a uniform resource location (URL) corresponding to the request, the URL included in the request when the application is operating in the background mode; and crediting, by executing an instruction with the processor, the Internet content as a background application when the application is operating in the background mode at the identified time.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Coordination of transmit authorization in a shared spectrum environment for 5G or other next generation network
Patent No. 11510053 

Inventor(s): Vazrik Hovsepian (Carrollton, 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: 16546815 on 08/21/2019 (1189 days app to issue)

Abstract: Terminal devices can request and receive authorization to transmit on the same channel for which a serving base station that can serve the terminal devices has authorization to transmit. Upon transmit authorization or termination being received from a spectrum administration system, the base station can autonomously update the system information it broadcasts. Thus, terminal devices connected to the serving base station can be informed about the channel that the terminal device should request authorization to transmit on.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Channel coordination of private wireless networks utilizing shared spectrum
Patent No. 11510066 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17129414 on 12/21/2020 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present technology allows coordination of channels of private wireless networks utilizing shared licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Wireless network operators in an enterprise location register to participate in a consortium and register licensed, shared, and unlicensed spectrum resources to be shared with other members of the consortium. The wireless network operators request an allocation of spectrum resources from the consortium. The consortium generates a radio resource management (”RRM”) plan for shared use of the licensed, shared, and unlicensed spectrum resources. The consortium combines the allocated licensed, shared, and unlicensed spectrum from each of the wireless network operators to meet the target RRM plan. The consortium monitors spectrum utilization to dynamically update the RRM. The consortium monitors spectrum utilization in real time to determine how closely the RRM plan matches the resources allocated to each wireless network operator.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for triggering multi-beam reporting
Patent No. 11510080 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929912 on 05/28/2020 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for beam reporting. A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, from a base station, configuration information on a beam reporting and a set of uplink (UL) reporting resources; receiving at least one reference signal (RS) resource; measuring the at least one RS resource for calculating the beam reporting; and transmitting the beam reporting on at least one UL reporting resource from the set of UL reporting resources after an event occurs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitation of voice over new radio for 5G or other next generation network
Patent No. 11510111 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17099954 on 11/17/2020 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Automatic neighbor relationships (ANR) and voice over new radio (VoNR) microservices can be implemented within a radio access network intelligent controller (RIC), which receives load information from network nodes and user equipment measurements from user equipment. The RIC can create and maintain real-time load information and leverage slicing knowledge of neighbor cells during mobility to direct the user equipment to various network slices. Thus, an enhanced radio access network (RAN) neighbor relationship that utilizes slicing information and VoNR preferences based on current and historical data can provide slice level RAN neighbor visibility on top of physical ANR relationships to enable enhancements for mobility management optimization for VoNR functionality.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for delay scheduling
Patent No. 11510190 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Beijing, , CN), Jinhuan Xia (Beijing, , CN), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16891968 on 06/03/2020 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining a first subframe on which to transmit a first downlink control information (DCI) message and determining a second subframe on which to transmit a first information. The method also includes determining a delay between the first subframe and the second subframe and transmitting, by a communications controller to a user equipment (UE), the second subframe in accordance with the delay.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for beam management for mobility
Patent No. 11510212 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17100657 on 11/20/2020 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) comprises receiving configuration information on a set of transmission configuration indicator (TCI) states, receiving a TCI state indication associated with downlink (DL) transmissions in a plurality of downlink (DL) time slots, decoding the TCI state indication, and applying the TCI state indication to a reception of the DL transmissions in the plurality of DL time slots.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for network access using a relay
Patent No. 11510264 

Inventor(s): Haibo Xu (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16938328 on 07/24/2020 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a network, a mobile subscriber identifier for the UE, the mobile subscriber identifier being exclusively assigned to the UE within a wireless tracking area of the network, and transmitting, by the UE to a relay node, an initial message of an access procedure for accessing a user data service of the network, wherein the initial message comprises a request to connect to a control node of the network, and wherein the initial message includes the mobile subscriber identifier, and an indication to relay the initial message over a first signaling radio bearer (SRB) to the control node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dual mode transmission in a controlled environment
Patent No. 11510266 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17193576 on 03/05/2021 (627 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Smart lamp system and method
Patent No. 11510298 

Inventor(s): Ross Martin Sterling (Gardner, KS)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17679575 on 02/24/2022 (271 days app to issue)

Abstract: A smart lamp system and method for monitoring a status of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The system can provide LED status monitoring using a logic controller communicating with at least one strip of LEDs. The system can utilize the logic controller to assign a unique identifier (ID) to the at least one strip of LEDs based on a physical position of a plurality of dual-inline package (DIP) switches incorporated within a smart lamp housing. The system can provide a hardware architecture to interface the logic controller with a power-line communication (PLC) transceiver. The system can establish a communication protocol between the PLC transceiver and a PLC receiver to efficiently communicate the statuses of the LEDs. The logic controller can generate a payload including a binary representation of the unique ID of the smart lamp and the statuses of the LEDs and transmit the payload to the PLC transceiver.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Fluid breakdown detection systems and processes useful for liquid immersion cooling
Patent No. 11510339 

Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano, TX), John David Enright (Plano, TX), Taylor Monnig (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, INC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17833660 on 06/06/2022 (169 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. Advantageously, a pH indicator is employed to monitor the dielectric fluid.

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


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Wearable shoe tree
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Inventor(s): Paul Siragusa (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Da Vinci Partners LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29839382 on 05/20/2022 (186 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Electronic device with graphical user interface
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Inventor(s): Ben Cline (Salt Lake City, UT), Brittany Jo Brown (Salt Lake City, UT), Daniel Hall (Dallas, TX), Louie Solomon (Richardson, TX), Tuhin Diptiman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29762367 on 12/16/2020 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Educational poster
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Inventor(s): Rebecca Hadley (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Goldstein Law Offices, P.C. (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29805129 on 08/25/2021 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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