Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 25

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
Toyota's transportation support for users needing mobility assistance
Advanced Cooling Therapy's methods for core body temperature management
Curio's RFID disruption device
RealPage's system for refining cognitive insights
The Secant Group's hyperthermia targeting for cancer therapy
The Snoring Center's uvula excision device
Abbott Laboratories' diagnostic analyzer
Alcon's intraocular lens injector

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 Feb. 25, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES  (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 30
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 6
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4
Health Management Systems Inc. (Irving) 4
True Velocity Ip Holdings LLC (Garland) 4
Traxxas LP (McKinney) 3
Baylor Research Institute (Dallas) 2

Unassigned 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 4
Gavin Stener (Dallas) 2
Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas) 2
Kent Poteet (Lucas) 2
Kyle Thomas Cravener (Watauga) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

104 days
Adapter for supporting an electronic device
Patent No. D0876205
Wild West Investments, LLC (Dallas)
Gavin Stener (Dallas)

3,025 days
Method and apparatus for controlling time of flight confidence map based depth noise and depth coverage range
Patent No. 10571571
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)
Debasish Nag (Richardson), Dong-Ik Ko (McKinney), Nara Won (Irvine, CA)
 


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S


Raised-bed planter structure
Patent No. 10568276 

Inventor(s): M. John Fakhari (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ALF Operating Partners, Ltd. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Erickson Kernell IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15337956 on 10/28/2016 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: A raised-bed planter structure includes a plurality of elongated, horizontally extending bed panels secured to elongated, vertically extending joint members to form a close sided structure open at a top and bottom. Each bed panel includes elongated planar edge flanges joined by a longitudinally extending arched center section. The bed panels are constructed from a fiber reinforced resin and formed using a pultrusion process. The bed panels are secured to the joint members by fasteners which extend through ends of the edge flanges. The assembled planter bed structure is positioned at a desired location in a landscape and filled with soil to receive and support plant life.

[A01G] HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)


Impact reducing sports bra
Patent No. 10568367 

Inventor(s): Patricia J. Hawkins-Whetstone (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15727502 on 10/06/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sports bra with flexible reinforcements that aid in reducing inertia caused by movement of the breast weight when a person engages in physical activities.

[A41C] CORSETS; BRASSI»RES


Hair brush
Patent No. 10568413 

Inventor(s): Heather Lankford (Fort Worth, TX), Jacquelyn Reyna (Fort Worth, TX), Lamar Lopez (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009419 on 06/15/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: The hair brush generally comprises a handle and a removably coupled brush head retainer. The brush head retainer is adapted to receive a variety of different hair brush heads comprising a variety of types of bristles. The handle comprises a centrally tapered configuration that is easily grasped by a user. Upper and lower portions define a central longitudinal passage. Axially aligned within this passage is a handle coupling assembly comprising an activation member, push rod, spring, barrel, and one or more ball bearings. The brush head retainer comprises a brush head retainer lower opening, an inner annular groove, and one or more lower pins. The inner annular groove comprises an angled lower portion which is transversely aligned with the barrel side openings. The push rod is moveable between first and second positions such that the brush head retainer may be coupled and decoupled.

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


Seating system
Patent No. 10568431 

Inventor(s): Charles A. Patterson (Durango, CO), Charles Risdall (Plano, TX), Joe Ricchio (Long Beach, CA), Michael Risdall (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Smith System Manufacturing Company Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winthrop Weinstine, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289012 on 02/28/2019 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seating system configured for providing multi-directional motion.

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


Container with mixing blade
Patent No. 10568462 

Inventor(s): Theodore Casey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DryBev International, Inc. (Charlestown, , KN)
Law Firm: Griffith Barbee PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14593771 on 01/09/2015 (1873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A container system for separately storing and mixing two or more substances. The container system comprises a mixing container having a main container that stores one or more first substances. The main container has a first upper opening. The container system also includes a storage repository coupled to main container, and which stores one or more second substances. The storage repository includes a lip defining a second upper opening, which has an outside diameter smaller than the diameter of the first upper opening. Additionally, the container system includes a mixing blade having an outside diameter smaller than the diameter of the first upper opening. The mixing blade also has a plurality of openings. The container system includes a releasable liner placed over the storage repository”s lip, and the storage repository”s lip forms a seal with a lower surface of the releasable liner.

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


Blood collection tube holder with slide-activated needle retraction
Patent No. 10568554 

Inventor(s): Mark Small (Heavener, OK), Ni Zhu (Plano, TX), Thomas J. Shaw (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Retractable Technologies, Inc. (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15202179 on 07/05/2016 (1330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blood collection tube holder embodying two coaxially alignable needles, the first needle being a forwardly facing venipuncture needle and the second needle being a rearwardly facing fluid discharge needle. The first and second needles are satisfactorily supported by a frontal attachment and body, respectively, that are disposed in relative sliding engagement along an interface that is transverse to the first and second needle and that extends at least from the second needle to an opening into a needle retraction chamber that projects rearwardly from the body. The subject device is configured to receive and support a conventional blood collection tube of the type used to collect blood samples.

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


Uvula excision device
Patent No. 10568653 

Inventor(s): Craig Schwimmer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Snoring Center (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15860856 on 01/03/2018 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments and methods of use for a surgical excision device which contains a disposable handheld instrument with a blade for severing a uvula and an attached net for capturing and removing the uvula.

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


Method and apparatus for stimulating cellulite reduction with femtosecond laser irradiation
Patent No. 10568691 

Inventor(s): Jeff Adelglass (Plan, TX), Kim Robin Segel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): LaserStim, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15785118 on 10/16/2017 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for stimulating cellulite reduction using a femtosecond diode laser irradiation system. The system comprises a femtosecond diode laser capable of generating laser light that has a wavelength of 1000 nm-10,000 nm, a power level of 300 mw-5 W, and a pulse duration of less than 1 picosecond. A light-emitting device is coupled to the diode laser by means of flexible waveguide and is held over the skin. The device may be a handheld wand or an area pad comprising a plurality of light-emitting lenses on a surface of the pad. Laser setting controls are set to achieve a depth of photon absorption into the skin to reach subcutaneous adipose tissue.

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


Intraocular lens injector
Patent No. 10568735 

Inventor(s): Kyle Brown (Fort Worth, TX), Stephen J Van Noy (Southlake, TX), Tu Cam Tran (Grapevine, TX), Yinghui Wu (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): ALCON INC. (, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15838946 on 12/12/2017 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for implanting an intraocular lens into an eye are described. For example, an intraocular lens injector may include a passage formed in a distal end portion of the intraocular lens injector. The passage may define an interior surface, and a ramp may be formed on the interior surface so as to cause a leading haptic of an intraocular lens (IOL) being advanced through the passage to lift above a surface of an optic of the IOL to ensure proper folding of the IOL.

[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 for core body temperature management
Patent No. 10568761 

Inventor(s): Erik Kulstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Cooling Therapy, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Neal, Gerber Eisenberg LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15386375 on 12/21/2016 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: Relatively non-invasive devices and methods for heating or cooling a patient”s body are disclosed. Devices and methods for treating ischemic conditions by inducing therapeutic hypothermia are disclosed. Devices and methods for inducing therapeutic hypothermia through esophageal cooling are disclosed. Devices and methods for operative temperature management are disclosed.

[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]


Hyperthermia targeting compositions, devices, and methods for cancer therapy
Patent No. 10568962 

Inventor(s): Peter D. Gabriele (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): THE SECANT GROUP, LLC (Telford, PA)
Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15171124 on 06/02/2016 (1363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of cancer hyperthermia therapy includes placing a device including an exogenously-excitable polymeric material at a cancer hyperthermia therapy site of a patient. The method also includes supplying an exogenous energy to the device such that the exogenous energy excites the exogenously-excitable polymeric material at the cancer hyperthermia therapy site to heat the cancer hyperthermia therapy site to a hyperthermia temperature. A method of preparing a polymeric material includes combining an alcohol monomer, a seed of the polymeric material, and an aqueous liquid in a vessel. The method also includes adding an acid monomer to the vessel and supplying an exogenous energy to the vessel. The polymeric material is exogenously excited by the exogenous energy to heat the polymeric material. The method further includes removing water from the vessel and producing the polymeric material, which is a polyester, in the vessel.

[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)


Controlled release nanoparticulate matter delivery system
Patent No. 10569067 

Inventor(s): Andrew E. Patin (Lewisville, TX), Christopher A. Grace (Coppell, TX), Kyle C. Godfrey (Garland, TX), Letia M. Blanco (Carrollton, TX), Panayiotis S. Shiakolas (Irving, TX), Pranesh B. Aswath (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA), THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15348358 on 11/10/2016 (1202 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controlled release nanoparticulate matter delivery system includes a plurality of thermoresponsive modules containing a respective nanoparticulate matter. Each thermoresponsive module is selectively operable in at least one of a heating mode that releases the nanoparticulate matter and a cooling mode that inhibits release of the nanoparticulate matter. A control module is in electrical communication with the plurality of thermoresponsive modules. The control module is configured to determine a temperature of each thermoresponsive module and to select the at least one heating mode and cooling mode based on the temperature. The heating and cooling mode may be selected in response to a desired dosing profile and/or a biometric condition.

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


Methods and compositions involving transmembrane and coiled-coil domains 3 (TM-CO3) in cancer
Patent No. 10570398 

Inventor(s): Ajay Goel (Dallas, TX), Kunitoshi Shigeyasu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15559362 on 03/17/2016 (1440 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain embodiments provide methods and compositions related to clinical management of cancer patients based on the expression level of TMCO3. Further embodiments involve methods and compositions related to treatment of cancer patients or patients determined to have an increased TMCO3 level relative to a control or a reference level that is normal or indicating favorable prognosis.

[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)


Swivel knuckle connection
Patent No. 10571057 

Inventor(s): Juan P. Angulo (Fort Worth, TX), Ken Riedel (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic Xomed, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL)
Law Firm: Harness Dickey (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15098491 on 04/14/2016 (1412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A swivel knuckle assembly for use in interconnecting a motor and a supply line. The swivel knuckle assembly includes a first portion that has a first section that extends along a first axis and a second section that extends along a second axis where the first axis extends at a non-zero angle to the second axis. A second portion extends along a third axis and includes a first member and a second member. The first member is both axially and rotationally locked to the second member using first and second locking members configured to be received within the first and second members.

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


 

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Container system with mixing blade
Patent No. 10569240 

Inventor(s): Theodore Casey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DryBev International, Inc. (Charlestown, , KN)
Law Firm: Griffith Barbee PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14593763 on 01/09/2015 (1873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A container system for separately storing and mixing two or more substances. The container system comprises a mixing container having a main container that stores one or more first substances. The main container has a first upper opening. The container system also includes a storage repository coupled to main container, and which stores one or more second substances. The storage repository includes a lip defining a second upper opening, which has an outside diameter smaller than the diameter of the first upper opening. Additionally, the container system includes a mixing blade having an outside diameter smaller than the diameter of the first upper opening. The mixing blade also has a plurality of openings. The container system includes a releasable liner placed over the storage repository”s lip, and the storage repository”s lip forms a seal with a lower surface of the releasable liner.

[B01F] MIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING (mixing paints B44D 3/06)


Variable reference blocking apparatus and method of use
Patent No. 10569379 

Inventor(s): Brad Gelb (Dallas, TX), Bruce Taylor (Dallas, TX), James Monaghan (Lake Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15109091 on 12/30/2014 (1883 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described is a variable reference blocking apparatus for blocking an optical article ([b]5[/b]). The apparatus comprises an adjustable ring unit ([b]11[/b]) having a plurality of concentric members ([b]19,19[/b][i]c,[/i][b]19[/b][i]i[/i]) positioned about a central axis. Each concentric member ([b]19,19[/b][i]c,[/i][b]19[/b][i]i[/i]) generally comprises a lip region ([b]17[/b]) on its upper end that is capable of receiving at least a portion of a front face of the optical article ([b]5[/b]). The apparatus further comprises a moveable base ([b]13[/b]) in which its upper portion is coupled with a removable insert ([b]7[/b]). The removable insert ([b]7[/b]) is generally positioned to be centered about the front face of the optical article ([b]5[/b]).

[B24B] MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING (by electro-erosion B23H; abrasive or related blasting B24C; electrolytic etching or polishing C25F 3/00); DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS [2]


Car roof automatic HVAC apparatus
Patent No. 10569618 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Rutherford (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15801345 on 11/02/2017 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A car roof automatic HVAC apparatus disposed within a roof of an automobile to maintain a more comfortable temperature inside of the automobile for a driver to return to, and to act as a safety mechanism to prevent a child or pet left inside the automobile from dying of excessive heat or cold. A plurality of vents has a plurality of fans disposed within, and a heater allows the fans to blow hot air when needed. A first CPU, the heater, a light, the plurality of vents, and the plurality of fans are powered by a rechargeable battery or an alternate power source. A remote control can be used to operate the car roof automatic HVAC apparatus. An automobile interface unit disposed within the automobile can detect when the vehicle has been turned off for a programmed amount of time to automatically begin ventilation or heating.

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


Self-cleaning weather strip seal
Patent No. 10569631 

Inventor(s): Mohan Ramachandra Kulkarni (Novi, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, 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: 16114655 on 08/28/2018 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A self-cleaning weather strip seal is provided for a vehicle. The self-cleaning weather strip seal includes an attachment portion configured to couple the self-cleaning weather strip seal to a vehicle component. The seal includes a main body portion having a length dimension and a width dimension. The main body portion includes a flexible wall that defines an interior region configured to retain a volume of air. A relief opening is defined in the main body portion and provides selective fluid communication from the interior region to an external environment. Upon receiving a compressive force on the main body portion, the relief opening is aligned and configured to direct pressurized air toward a surface of the vehicle susceptible for accumulating debris. In various aspects, the main body portion defines a plurality of chambers aligned in a series along the length dimension.

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


Seat assembly for absorbing energy from a rear occupant in front collision
Patent No. 10569677 

Inventor(s): John P. Kim (Ann Arbor, MI), MaryEllen Claire Hunt (Ann Arbor, MI), Preston Jerome Lemanski (Ypsilanti, MI), Suk Jae Ham (Ann Arbor, MI), Yosuke Ota (Aichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113003 on 08/27/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat cushion frame, a seat back frame, a bracket, a pin actuator, a sensor, and an electronic control unit. The seat back frame is pivotally connected to the seat cushion frame about a pivot axis. The bracket is fixed to the seat cushion frame. The bracket includes a cam surface, and a distance between the cam surface and the pivot axis varies along the cam surface. The pin actuation includes a pin. The pin actuator is fixed to the seat back frame. The pin actuator is configured to move the pin from a disengaged position to an engaged position. The electronic control unit determines whether the sensor detects the front collision of the vehicle and controls the pin actuator to move the pin from the disengaged position to the engaged position.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Method and apparatus for proximity control between rotating and non-rotating aircraft components
Patent No. 10569866 

Inventor(s): Kyle Thomas Cravener (Watauga, TX), Paul Sherrill (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024986 on 07/02/2018 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: The aircraft includes a rotor. The rotor includes a plurality of rotor blades. The aircraft further includes a non-rotating aircraft component. A proximity sensor is disposed with at least one of the non-rotating aircraft component and the rotor blades. A flight control computer is electrically coupled to the proximity sensor.

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


Composite rotor system using two race track style cantilevered yokes
Patent No. 10569867 

Inventor(s): Andrew Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Drew Alan Sutton (Georgetown, KY), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Patrick Ryan Tisdale (Keller, TX), Robert Patrick Wardlaw (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100499 on 08/10/2018 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hub system comprises at least one yoke, at least one shear bearing, and at least one mast adapter. The at least one mast adapter is configured to support the at least one yoke and the at least one shear bearing, and the at least one yoke has a flapping hinge that is non-coincident with a flapping hinge of the at least one shear bearing. Another hub system comprises a stacked yoke and a mast adapter. The mast adapter is configured to transfer rotation from a rotor mast to the hub system to rotate the hub system about a central axis of rotation. The mast adapter is further configured to support the stacked yoke such that each yoke in the stacked yoke is configured to accommodate at least some amount of rotation about an axis that is perpendicular to or about perpendicular to the central axis of rotation.

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


Proprotor systems for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10569870 

Inventor(s): Alan Carl Ewing (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Fort Worth, TX), Gary Miller (Fort Worth, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Fort Worth, TX), Richard Erler Rauber (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas Clement Parham, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX, U
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15355347 on 11/18/2016 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A proprotor system for tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter mode and an airplane mode. The proprotor system includes a hub and a plurality of proprotor blades coupled to the hub such that each proprotor blade is operable to independently flap relative to the hub and independently change pitch. In the airplane mode, the proprotor blades have a first in-plane frequency greater than 2.0/rev.

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


Apparatus and methods for making rotorcraft rotor blades
Patent No. 10569906 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Eric C. Boyle (Haslet, TX), Sven Roy Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15198933 on 06/30/2016 (1335 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making a rotor blade assembly includes receiving a sheath assembly and a blade body at a blade assembly tool. The sheath assembly is spread by applying force to an interior surface of the sheath assembly. The blade body is inserted within the interior of the sheath assembly, registered with the sheath assembly, and the force removed from the interior surface of the sheath assembly such that the sheath assembly collapses on the blade body.

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


Drawstring trash bag with thick hem region
Patent No. 10569935 

Inventor(s): Michael A. Ross (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15977146 on 05/11/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic drawstring trash bag wherein the thermoplastic drawstring trash bag has an enhanced thickness region in one or more panels of the drawstring trash bag. The enhanced thickness region has an average thickness that is greater than the thickness of the remaining portions of the panels forming the drawstring trash bag. The enhanced thickness region is generally in the area of the hems and traverses the hem seals.

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


Infrared sensor design using an epoxy film as an infrared absorption layer
Patent No. 10570006 

Inventor(s): Brian E. Goodlin (Plano, TX), Kalin Valeriev Lazarov (Tucson, AZ), Ricky Alan Jackson (Richardson, TX), Walter Baker Meinel (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15447932 on 03/02/2017 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MEMS IR sensor, with a cavity in a substrate underlapping an overlying layer and a temperature sensing component disposed in the overlying layer over the cavity, may be formed by forming an IR-absorbing sealing layer on the overlying layer so as to cover access holes to the cavity. The sealing layer is may include a photosensitive material, and the sealing layer may be patterned using a photolithographic process to form an IR-absorbing seal. Alternately, the sealing layer may be patterned using a mask and etch process to form the IR-absorbing seal.

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


 

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


Use of a small native peptide activator of SERCA pump for treatment of heart failure and other disorders characterized by cytosolic calcium overload
Patent No. 10570183 

Inventor(s): Benjamin R. Nelson (Dallas, TX), Catherine A. Makarewich (Dallas, TX), Rhonda S. Bassel-Duby (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491057 on 04/19/2017 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes a new native peptide designated herein as Dwarf Open Reading Frame, or DWORF. This peptide enhances the apparent activity of the SERCA pump, is positively inotropic and lusitropic, and therefore is provided as a therapeutic agent for disorders characterized by cytosolic calcium overload.

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


Antagonistic anti-OX40L antibodies and methods of their use
Patent No. 10570208 

Inventor(s): Haruyuki Fujita (Gaithersburg, MD), Hideki Ueno (Plano, TX), Hyemee Joo (Dallas, TX), Patrick Blanco (Verdelais, , FR), Sandra Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), SangKon Oh (Baltimore, MD), Shino Hanabuchi (Gaithersburg, MD), Y
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210188 on 12/05/2018 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein are methods and compositions for treating autoimmunity and inflammatory conditions without non-specific suppression of the host immune system. In particular, the anti-OX40L antibodies described herein are unique in that they not only inhibit the differentiation of inflammatory T cells but also promote the generation and function of regulatory T cells by inducing IL-10 and inhibiting TNF- and by reducing aberrant Th2 cell responses. Furthermore, the methods and compositions described herein eliminate or reduce aberrant T follicular helper cell(Tfh) responses that may contribute to the pathogenicity of autoimmune disease.

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


Methods of detecting tumor cells
Patent No. 10570461 

Inventor(s): Mohammed A. I. Mahmood (Arlington, TX), Samir M. Iqbal (Euless, TX), Umair J. M. Khan (Arlington, TX), Young-Tae Kim (Arlington, TX), Yuan Wan (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16201784 on 11/27/2018 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, methods of detecting tumor cells are described herein. In some embodiments, a method of detecting tumor cells comprises providing a device, the device comprising a substrate surface and a plurality of first aptamer probes attached to the substrate surface. The method further comprises contacting a plurality of cells with the plurality of first aptamer probes attached to the substrate surface; adhering one or more of the plurality of cells to the substrate surface; and measuring a non-uniformity parameter, a Hausdorff distance, a change in the number of pseudopods, and/or a shape of at least one adhered cell. In some cases, the method further comprises using the non-uniformity parameter, Hausdorff distance, change in the number of pseudopods, and/or shape of the adhered cell to identify the adhered cell as a tumor cell or a non-tumor cell.

[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]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S


Concrete anchor and cover for same
Patent No. 10570619 

Inventor(s): Paul Hohensee (West Bend, WI), Thomas Mathews (Midlothian, TX), Tim Beaver (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): PRECISION-HAYES INTERNATIONAL INC. (Seagoville, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266909 on 02/04/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for forming a concrete anchor may comprise the steps of providing an anchor body, at least partially encapsulating the anchor body in a sealing cover, providing at least one tubular member, engaging an end surface of the tubular member against a surface of the sealing cover so as to weld the member to the sealing cover.

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


Drill bit
Patent No. 10570665 

Inventor(s): Andrew David Murdock (Fort Worth, TX), Benjamin Chrest (Holmen, WI), Carl Aron Deen (Fort Worth, TX), Jason Maw (Beaumont, , CA), Ryan Matthews (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas Alan Damian (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14626736 on 02/19/2015 (1832 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotating bit with cutters used in drilling operations to advance a borehole in the earth. The bit includes column cutters in the bit body in a recessed central area. The column cutters contact a column of borehole material that is formed during operation. The column cutters are oriented to fracture the column, producing larger cuttings or chips, and to exert a force on the column to limit lateral movement of the bit during 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]


 

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

 


Compact folding yoke in a folding rotor blade assembly
Patent No. 10569869 

Inventor(s): Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Thomas Cravener (Watauga, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845810 on 12/18/2017 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A folding yoke comprising a bilateral center yoke pivotally connected to separate foldable yoke arms permits rotor blade fold about a single through bolt connection inboard of a set of bearings. In use, the compact folded arrangement of the rotor blades reduces folded aircraft dimensions in response to ever increasing restricted storage space parameters.

[F04F] PUMPING OF FLUID BY DIRECT CONTACT OF ANOTHER FLUID OR BY USING INERTIA OF FLUID TO BE PUMPED (containers or packages with special means for dispensing liquid or semi-liquid contents by internal gaseous pressure B65D 83/14); SIPHONS [2]


Aircraft hydraulic systems having shared components
Patent No. 10570931 

Inventor(s): Carl Theodore Elving (Fort Worth, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), David Alan Hawthorne (Fort Worth, TX), Robert Paul Reynolds (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15466655 on 03/22/2017 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hydraulic system for an aircraft having an engine and an auxiliary power unit includes a first hydraulic subsystem including a first hydraulic pump and a first set of hydraulic-powered components in fluid communication with the first hydraulic pump. The first hydraulic pump is powered by the engine to pump shared hydraulic fluid to the first set of hydraulic-powered components. The hydraulic system includes a second hydraulic subsystem including a second hydraulic pump and a second set of hydraulic-powered components in fluid communication with the second hydraulic pump. The second hydraulic pump is powered by the auxiliary power unit to pump the shared hydraulic fluid to the second set of hydraulic-powered components. A shared return line subsystem and reservoir is in fluid communication with the first and second hydraulic subsystems to return the shared hydraulic fluid to the first and second hydraulic pumps.

[F15B] SYSTEMS ACTING BY MEANS OF FLUIDS IN GENERAL; FLUID-PRESSURE ACTUATORS, e.g. SERVOMOTORS; DETAILS OF FLUID-PRESSURE SYSTEMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (motors, turbines, compressors, blowers, pumps F01-F04; fluid dynamics F15D; fluid clutches or brakes F16D; fluid springs F16F; fluid gearing F16H; pistons, cylinders, packing F16J; valves, taps, cocks, actuating-floats F16K; safety valves with auxiliary fluid operation of the main valve F16K 17/10; fluid-operating means for valves F16K 31/12; pipes, pipe joints F16L; lubricating F16N)


Universal support hook
Patent No. 10570948 

Inventor(s): Yvette B Leslie (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491403 on 04/19/2017 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: A universal support hook includes an elongated pin having a plurality of juxtaposed hangers rotatably mounted thereon. Each hanger includes a C-shaped gripping member with a hinge barrel at an upper end thereof. The hinge barrel includes a central, transverse bore that receives the pin to allow the hanger to freely rotate within a 360-degree range. When any desired number of hangers are raised to a vertical position, their C-shaped gripping members can be secured to a tubular or thin support structure, such as a passenger-seat tray, a closet rod, a chair frame or a shopping-cart handle. The remaining hangers freely hang from the pin to provide a hook for suspending handbags, jewelry items, garments and other similar personal items from the support structure.

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


Pressurized fluid dispensing valve and device
Patent No. 10571042 

Inventor(s): Michael E. Quest (Arden, NC)
Assignee(s): TSI Products, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: The Van Winkle Law Firm (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16055897 on 08/06/2018 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A self-sealing valve device includes a main body defining a cavity; an actuating control; a valve body in connection with a plunger in the cavity of the main body; an elongate protrusion extending from the valve body; a collar forming a channel sized for friction fit receipt of the valve body, and wherein the lower end of the collar defines a perimeter zone including first and second capture regions; the valve body being rotatably movable by twisting the actuating control such that the elongate protrusion may be selectively positioned in one of the first and second capture regions; and wherein the first capture region defines a locked configuration wherein the actuating control cannot actuate the flow of the stored fluid and the second capture region defines an unlocked configuration wherein the actuating control may be selectively operated to actuate the flow of the stored fluid.

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


Rotating light emitting diode high mast luminaire
Patent No. 10571112 

Inventor(s): Scott Engberg (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CHM Industries, Inc. (Saginaw, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16292098 on 03/04/2019 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high mast luminaire includes a power housing that defines an internal space, and a power source is disposed within the internal space. A light emitting diode (LED) housing supports a plurality of LEDs that are powered by the power source, and a plurality of LED cooling fins extend from a back face of the LED housing. An extension member extends from the power housing to the LED housing. The LED housing and the plurality of LED cooling fins are rotatable with respect to the power housing.

[F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


Mixed air temperature sensor bypass
Patent No. 10571149 

Inventor(s): Marcus Troxell (Frisco, TX), Michael Renker (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15405355 on 01/13/2017 (1138 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a circuit for providing a mixed air temperature signal is provided. The circuit has a temperature input to an economizer controller, an air temperature sensor, a false air temperature device, and a switching device. The switching device has a switch and a switch actuating device. The switch connects the temperature input to the air temperature sensor when the switch is in a first state. The switch connects the temperature input to the false air temperature device when the switch is in a second state. The switch actuating device places the switch in the first state when a mechanical cooling signal is not sent. The switch actuating device places the switch in the second state when the mechanical cooling signal is sent.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert
Patent No. 10571228 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111692 on 08/24/2018 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.02 to 0.2; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

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


Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert
Patent No. 10571229 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111701 on 08/24/2018 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.02 to 0.2; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

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


Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert
Patent No. 10571230 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111715 on 08/24/2018 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface; wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.1 to 0.2; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.06 to 0.14 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.15 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

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


Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert
Patent No. 10571231 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111728 on 08/24/2018 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.1 to 0.2; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.06 to 0.14 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.15 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

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


 

P H Y S I C S


Transportation support for a user having chronic or acute mobility needs
Patent No. 10568798 

Inventor(s): Ryan M. Klem (Dallas, TX), William P. Chernicoff (Silver Spring, MD)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOBILITY FOUNDATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298461 on 03/11/2019 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processing circuitry provided in a mobile device of a user requiring mobility assistance is programmed to: request multimodal personal transportation assistance from a pool of candidate companions, receive a location of a selected companion and a proposed route between the user to the selected companion, and determine an estimated time of arrival of the selected companion at a current location of the user. The proposed route includes pedestrian travel and the request for multimodal personal transportation identifies any specific needs of the user.

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


Resonant inductive sensing with active resonator target
Patent No. 10571241 

Inventor(s): George P Reitsma (Redwood City, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14584853 on 12/29/2014 (1884 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resonant inductive sensing system includes an active resonator target that balances losses in the target resonator. The resonant sensor includes a sensor resonator LC circuit and a resonant target including a target resonator Lt/Ct circuit characterized by a loss factor Rts and a target quality factor Qt. The sensor resonator LC circuit and the target resonator Lt/Ct circuit are configured for operation as coupled resonators. The resonant sensor includes a sensor circuit configured to drive the resonant sensor, such that the sensor resonator LC circuit projects a magnetic sensing field based on a sensor quality factor Q, and an active negative resistance circuit Ra coupled to the target resonator Lt/Ct circuit, and configured to substantially cancel the loss factor Rts, such that target quality factor Qt is substantially Qt=([Lt/Ct]/Rts)(RaRts/[RaRtsLt/Ct]).

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


Overforce control through sense die design
Patent No. 10571348 

Inventor(s): Richard Alan Davis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Seager, Tufte Wickhem LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15251384 on 08/30/2016 (1274 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sense die comprises a chip comprising a sense diaphragm, one or more sense elements supported by the diaphragm, one or more bond pads supported by a first side of the chip, a structural frame disposed on the first side of the chip, and one or more electrical contacts extending through the structural frame. Each of the one or more bond pads is electrically coupled to at least one of the one or more sense elements. The structural frame is disposed at least partially about the diaphragm, and the one or more electrical contacts are electrically coupled to the one or more bond pads.

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


Systems and methods for dynamic Rdson measurement
Patent No. 10571511 

Inventor(s): Alex Paikin (Sunnyvale, CA), Colin Johnson (San Jose, CA), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Tathagata Chatterjee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16130035 on 09/13/2018 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a socket gate terminal configured to receive a first voltage to activate and inactivate a device under test (DUT) coupled to the socket gate terminal. The system also comprises a socket source terminal configured to provide a reference voltage to the DUT. The system further comprises a socket drain terminal configured to provide a second voltage to the DUT to stress the DUT when the DUT is inactive. The socket drain terminal is further configured to receive a third voltage to cause a current to flow through a pathway in the DUT between the socket drain terminal and the socket source terminal when the DUT is active. The socket drain terminal is further configured to provide a fourth voltage indicative of a resistance of the pathway in the DUT when the DUT is active and is heated to a temperature above an ambient temperature associated with the system.

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


Scan chain latch design that improves testability of integrated circuits
Patent No. 10571520 

Inventor(s): Dzmitry S. Maliuk (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Internatioanl Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590617 on 05/09/2017 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: A scan chain latch circuit, a method of operating a latch circuit in a scan chain, and a computer-readable medium having stored thereon a data structure defining a scan chain latch circuit for instantiation on a semiconductor die are disclosed. In an embodiment, the scan chain latch circuit comprises a first latch for holding one data value, a second latch for holding another data value, and a multiplexor. The one data value is applied to a first data input of the multiplexor and the another data value is applied to a second data input of the multiplexor. An alternating clock signal is applied to a select input of the multiplexor to control the output of the multiplexor, wherein the output of the multiplexor toggles between the two data values held in the two latches at a defined frequency.

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


Method and circuitry for detecting faults in field oriented controlled permanent magnet synchronous machines
Patent No. 10571522 

Inventor(s): Sandun Shivantha Kuruppu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906981 on 02/27/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a proportional-integrated-derivative (PID) regulator. The system also includes a fault detection unit. The fault detection unit is for receiving at least two outputs from the PID regulator. The at least two outputs include at least two rotor reference frame (D-Q) currents. The fault detection unit is further for generating a detection signal based on the at least two rotor reference frame currents. The detection signal identifies a fault based on the fault detection signal amplitude value based on the magnitudes of the amplitudes for each of the at least two rotor reference frame D-Q currents. The fault detection unit is for identifying an existence of a permanent magnet motor fault based on a comparison between the fault detection signal amplitude value and an amplitude threshold value. Further the fault localization signature is utilized to locate the location of the fault.

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


Method and apparatus for controlling time of flight confidence map based depth noise and depth coverage range
Patent No. 10571571 

Inventor(s): Debasish Nag (Richardson, TX), Dong-Ik Ko (McKinney, TX), Nara Won (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13295713 on 11/14/2011 (3025 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for fixing a depth map wrap-around error and a depth map coverage by a confidence map. The method includes dynamically determining a threshold for the confidence map threshold based on an ambient light environment, wherein the threshold is reconfigurable depending on LED light strength distribution in TOF sensor, extracting, via the digital processor, four phases of Time Of Flight raw data from the Time Of Flight sensor data, computing a phase differential signal array for fixed point utilizing the four phases of the Time Of Flight raw data, computing the depth map, confidence map and the average light signal strength utilizing the phase differential signal array, obtaining the dynamic confidence map threshold for wrap around error correction utilizing the average light signal strength, and correcting the depth map wrap-around error utilizing the depth map, the confidence map and the dynamic confidence map 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


Additive manufacturing of active devices using dielectric, conductive and magnetic materials
Patent No. 10571642 

Inventor(s): Adam Cohen (Dallas, TX), Bin Xia (Dallas, TX), Bryan Cox (Marion, AR), Collin Gabriel Clay (Houston, TX), Edmond Richer (Richardson, TX), Matt Saari (Dallas, TX), Paul Samuel Krueger (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16279600 on 02/19/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for segmenting and feeding a fiber includes at least one capillary having a lumen therethrough configured to deliver a fiber segment. An advancing advances a fiber through the capillary. Tensioning means applies tension to the fiber to induce it to break. Damaging means locally damages the fiber.

[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]


Mixed autonomous and manual control of a vehicle
Patent No. 10571911 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, 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: 15885228 on 01/31/2018 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an operational mode of a vehicle, a vehicle system can be influenced by a mix of autonomous control inputs and manual control inputs. A first weight can be assigned to manual control inputs, and a second weight can be assigned to autonomous control inputs. While the vehicle is being operated primarily by manual inputs from a human driver, it can be determined whether the human driver of the vehicle has made a driving error and whether a current driving environment of the vehicle is a low complexity driving environment. Responsive to determining that the human driver of the vehicle has made the driving error and to determining that the current driving environment of the vehicle is a low complexity driving environment, the second weight assigned to autonomous control inputs can be automatically increased. Autonomous control inputs can influence the vehicle system in an amount corresponding to the second weight.

[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)


Low energy system for sensor data collection and measurement data sample collection method
Patent No. 10571989 

Inventor(s): Adam Christopher Krolnik (Wylie, TX), Seshagiri Prasad Kalluri (Richardson, TX), Venkata Krishna Vemireddy (San Jose, CA), Vijayanand Angarai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (Plano, TX), VeriSilicon Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, , CN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15698230 on 09/07/2017 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data collection system includes one or more input sensing devices and a data collection device. The data collection device includes data collection circuitry that is continuously activated to capture measurement data samples from the one or more input sensing devices and locally store the measurement data samples. The data collection device also includes a digital processor that is coupled to the data collection circuitry and is activated to locally perform a sample analysis of the measurement data samples, wherein the sample analysis is a regular analysis of routine measurement data samples when the measurement data samples are without a triggering event, and wherein the sample analysis is an event analysis when the measurement data samples include a triggering event. A data collection integrated circuit and a measurement data sample collection method are also included.

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


Method and decoder to adjust an error locator polynomial based on an error parity
Patent No. 10572189 

Inventor(s): Ishai Ilani (Dolev, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15343866 on 11/04/2016 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operation of a decoder includes receiving first data at the decoder. The method further includes generating second data at the decoder based on the first data. The second data is generated by adjusting an error locator polynomial based on an error parity of the first data.

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


Managing software changes to virtual network functions
Patent No. 10572237 

Inventor(s): Deborah Cathey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, I.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15375948 on 12/12/2016 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes measuring a first performance metric of a network comprising a plurality of virtual network functions (VNFs). The method also includes executing tasks to implement the software change on a first VNF set. The method also includes measuring a second performance metric of the network after at least one of the tasks has been completed and comparing the first performance metric to the second performance metric to determine a recommendation for whether to deploy the software change on the plurality of VNFs. The tasks are based upon a change management workflow created using a graphical model, the graphical model comprising modular building blocks selected from a change management catalog.

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


Stream engine with element promotion and decimation modes
Patent No. 10572255 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636681 on 06/29/2017 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to operational units for use as operands. A promotion unit optionally increases date element data size by an integral power of 2 either zero filing or sign filling the additional bits. A decimation unit optionally decimates data elements by an integral factor of 2. For ease of implementation the promotion factor must be greater than or equal to the decimation factor.

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


Accessing error statistics from DRAM memories having integrated error correction
Patent No. 10572344 

Inventor(s): Siva Srinivas Kothamasu (Gunter, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961010 on 04/24/2018 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a memory module includes a memory array with a primary access port coupled to the memory array. Error correction logic is coupled to the memory array. A statistics register is coupled to the error correction logic. A secondary access port is coupled to the statistics register to allow access to the statistics register by an external device without using the primary interface.

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


Methods and apparatus for a distributed database within a network
Patent No. 10572455 

Inventor(s): Leemon C. Baird, III (College Station, TX)
Assignee(s): Swirlds, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15366584 on 12/01/2016 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an instance of a distributed database at a first compute device configured to be included within a set of compute devices that implement the distributed database. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to define a first event linked to a first set of events. The processor is configured to receive, from a second compute device from the set of compute devices, a signal representing a second event (1) defined by the second compute device and (2) linked to a second set of events. The processor is configured to identify an order associated with a third set of events based at least one a result of a protocol. The processor is configured to store in the instance of the distributed database the order associated with the third set of events.

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


Method and apparatus of obtaining and organizing relevant user defined information
Patent No. 10572523 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15471454 on 03/28/2017 (1064 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of organizing user requested data is disclosed. One example method may include transmitting a query message to a remote site to obtain the user requested data, receiving a response data based on the query message, the response data may include at least a portion of the user requested data. The method may also include storing the response data in a temporary data file memory location, processing the response data in the temporary data file, storing said at least a portion of the user requested data in a permanent data file, and presenting the permanent data file contents to the user. The user may have the capability of receiving numerous messages in a single interface and expanding those messages of interest to review the original message information.

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


System for refining cognitive insights using travel-related cognitive graph vectors
Patent No. 10572540 

Inventor(s): John N. Faith (Austin, TX), Kyle W. Kothe (Austin, TX), Scott E. Goldberg (Park City, UT)
Assignee(s): REALPAGE INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15861452 on 01/03/2018 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for using travel-related cognitive graph vectors.

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


Method and system for providing expertise collaboration
Patent No. 10572558 

Inventor(s): Martin McEnroe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15063035 on 03/07/2016 (1450 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, monitoring for storage of information, determining a subset of the information that satisfies an originality threshold, determining the subset of the information satisfies a shareability criterion, generating metadata that includes a first identification of a first user associated with generating the subset of the information via the user interface of the first computing device and a second identification of a topic of the subset of the information and responsive to a match between a data request and the topic of information, providing a computing device with access to the first identification of the first user and to the stored information. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Methods and robots for adjusting object detection parameters, object recognition parameters, or both object detection parameters and object recognition parameters
Patent No. 10572774 

Inventor(s): Joseph Maria Angelo Djugash (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA. INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13706809 on 12/06/2012 (2637 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and robots for adjusting object detection parameters, object recognition parameters, or both object detection parameters and object recognition parameters are disclosed. Methods include receiving image data, automatically recognizing an object with an object recognition module based on the image data, determining whether a pose estimation error has occurred, and adjusting at least one object recognition parameter when the pose estimation error has occurred. Methods include receiving image data and automatically detecting a candidate object with an object detection module based on the image data, recognizing an object with an object recognition module based on the detected candidate object, determining whether an object recognition error has occurred, and adjusting the at least one object detection parameter when the object recognition error has occurred.

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


RFID disruption device and related methods
Patent No. 10572790 

Inventor(s): Gregory L. Horne (Argyle, TX), James C. Adams (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): CURIO LTD. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991541 on 05/29/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods of disrupting data transfer between an RFID interrogation device ([b]50, 50[/b]) and an RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]) to be protected, are provided. An example of an embodiment of an RFID signal disruptor device includes a container ([b]41, 141[/b]) and an RFID signal disruptor circuit ([b]151, 161, 161, 171, 171, 271, 271[/b]) configured to substantially disrupt the signal provided by the RFID interrogation device ([b]50, 50[/b]) when the RFID signal disruptor device is positioned to protect the RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]). The RFID signal disruptor device can also include an interrogation indicator ([b]63, 296[/b]) configured to indicate to a user of the RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]) that an unauthorized RFID interrogation device ([b]50, 50[/b]) is attempting to interrogate the RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]) when the RFID signal disruptor device is positioned in close proximity to the RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]) to provide protection thereto and when the RFID interrogation device ([b]50, 50[/b]) is producing the interrogation signal.

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


Scalable ground truth disambiguation
Patent No. 10572826 

Inventor(s): Raghuram Srinivas (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15490081 on 04/18/2017 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: obtaining an utterance input from a user agent, and collecting context data of the utterance input. A context tag is generated based on the context data, and one or more ground truth having respective utterance semantically identical to the utterance input is selected. Semantical relationship between the context tag and an intent of the selected ground truth is examined and the selected ground truth is updated with the context tag.

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


Generation online e-commerce and networking system for transforming non-dynamic wish list into dynamic wish list joint fulfillment to improve social commerce
Patent No. 10572917 

Inventor(s): Wenxuan Tonnison (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bond, Schoeneck King, PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15666669 on 08/02/2017 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems and programs are disclosed for facilitating dynamic online wish fulfillment and for transforming non-interactive assets into user-interactive assets. Such methods, systems and programs are to effectively increase online purchasing activities through joint wish fulfillment, as well as to effectively address low membership reach rates of websites and poor online advertising response rates through seamlessly integrating digital currency and dynamic online wish fulfillment with online sponsor advertisements to empower Internet users to conduct more online shopping, control online advertisement display, and to have a say and stake in the online advertising process. These are revolutionary technologies to disrupt the traditional non-dynamic wish fulfillment and non-user-participated online advertising technologies to improve social commerce and deep penetration of digital currency, to dramatically increase Internet usage and to create a win-win situation for all parties involved.

[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]


Generation online e-commerce and networking system for transforming isolated access to internet websites into centralized access, for transforming distributed and siloed digital rewards into a centralized digital currency, and for transformin
Patent No. 10572918 

Inventor(s): Wenxuan Tonnison (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bond Schoeneck King, PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15666678 on 08/02/2017 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems and programs are provided for transforming traditional isolated access to distributed websites on the Internet into centralized access to functionalities of said distributed websites and for transforming distributed and siloed digital rewards on the Internet into a centralized digital currency through a social networking and e-commerce website for any account associated with any user on said website, and for transforming unwanted assets of other accounts associated with other users on said social networking and e-commerce website into desirable assets of any account associated with any user. The key objectives of the invention are to: 1) disrupt the traditional isolated access to distributed websites on the Internet; 2) centralize, exchange and consolidate user reward points earned from external websites to increase online purchasing volume; 3) provide one-stop access to multiple external website accounts and consolidated statements and reports associated with a user through said website; and 4) share resources among Internet users, and dramatically increase website user base, Internet usage and online purchasing volume so as to create a win-win situation for all parties involved. These are revolutionary technologies to centralize traditional distributed online end-user services and user online resources under one roof and to spectacularly enhance Internet of values through transforming existing distributed digital rewards of Internet users into a centralized

[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]


Passive beamformer
Patent No. 10573292 

Inventor(s): Ravikumar Pattipaka (Bengaluru, , IN), Sandeep Oswal (Bengaluru, , IN), Vajeed Nimran (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15782945 on 10/13/2017 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: A passive beamformer for ultrasound imaging. An ultrasound probe includes a plurality of ultrasound transducers and beamforming circuitry. Each of the ultrasound transducers is configured to convert ultrasonic signal into electrical signal. The beamforming circuitry is coupled to the plurality of ultrasound transducers. The beamforming circuitry includes a plurality of passive delay circuits and a passive hold circuit. One of the passive delay circuits is coupled to each of the ultrasound transducers. The passive hold circuit is coupled to the passive delay circuits to store a sum of the charges received from the delay circuits.

[G10K] SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES (sound-producing toys A63H 5/00); METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [6]


Setting of reference voltage for data sensing in ferroelectric memories
Patent No. 10573367 

Inventor(s): Carl Z. Zhou (Plano, TX), John A. Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Keith A. Remack (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15678357 on 08/16/2017 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a testing system that electrically connects to an integrated circuit (IC) having ferroelectric memory (FRAM) cells. The testing system programs the FRAM cells to a first data state and then iteratively reads the programmed cells at a plurality of reference voltages to identify a reference voltage limit that indicates a first occurrence at which at least one of the cells fails to return the first data state when read. Iteratively reading the cells includes reading each cell at an initial reference voltage at which all the cells return the first data state, and then reading each of the programmed cells at each of the remaining reference voltages by incrementally changing the initial reference voltage in one direction until the reference voltage limit is identified. The testing system sets the reference in the IC at an operating level based on the reference voltage limit.

[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)


Source voltage modulated reads in non-volatile memories
Patent No. 10573395 

Inventor(s): Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206718 on 11/30/2018 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: Non-volatile memory strings, which are coupled to respective bit lines and source lines, may include multiple non-volatile memory cells coupled to respective word lines. Multiple sensing operations may be used to determine data programmed into a particular non-volatile memory cell. For example, a control circuit may sense multiple values from a particular non-volatile memory cell included in a non-volatile memory string using different voltage levels on a source line coupled to the non-volatile memory string. The control circuit may select one of the multiple values based on a program state of a different non-volatile memory cell adjacent to the particular non-volatile memory cell.

[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)


Integrated capacitive discharge electrical bonding assurance system
Patent No. 10574066 

Inventor(s): Gary S. Froman (Ft. Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830875 on 12/04/2017 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an aircraft electronics system includes a hardware processor, a charge collection circuit to collect charge; a switching circuit controlled by the hardware processor to discharge the charge collected on the charge collection circuit through a bonding circuit formed from a chassis and a bonding surface; and a voltage measurement circuit to measure a voltage difference between measurement terminals across the chassis and the bonding surface.

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


System for electronic authentication with live user determination
Patent No. 10574650 

Inventor(s): Murali Sampath (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15598074 on 05/17/2017 (1014 days app to issue)

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

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


Message-based contextual dialog
Patent No. 10574759 

Inventor(s): James P. Appleyard (North Richland Hills, TX), Shiju Mathai (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16276021 on 02/14/2019 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A message based contextual dialog may be conducted by establishing, using a processor, a collaborative session between a first client device and a second client device, receiving, using the processor, a message from the first client device, and detecting, using the processor, a request for a service within the message. Responsive to the request, a service correlated with the request may be invoked using the processor. A result from execution of the service may be provided, using the processor, to the first client device and the second client device as part of the collaborative session.

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


 

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Activity detection by joint human and object detection and tracking
Patent No. 10572723 

Inventor(s): Lyndon Scott Kennedy (San Francisco, CA), Wei Jiang (San Jose, CA), Wei Wang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835195 on 12/07/2017 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device includes a communication interface, a memory, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is coupled to the communication interface and to the memory and is configured to execute the operational instructions to perform various functions. The computing device is configured to process a video frame of a video segment on a per-frame basis and based on joint human-object interactive activity (HOIA) to generate a per-frame pairwise human-object interactive (HOI) feature based on a plurality of candidate HOI pairs. The computing device is also configured to process the per-frame pairwise HOI feature to identify a valid HOI pair among the plurality of candidate HOI pairs and to track the valid HOI pair through subsequent frames of the video segment to generate a contextual spatial-temporal feature for the valid HOI pair to be used in activity detection.

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


Position sensing using coil sensor
Patent No. 10573453 

Inventor(s): Charles Ho Yin Cheung (Dublin, CA), Christopher Alan Oberhauser (San Jose, CA), Evgeny Fomin (San Carlos, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14745171 on 06/19/2015 (1712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB). The PCB comprises a non-conductive substrate and a plurality of conductive coil loops formed on the substrate, wherein the coil loops are asymmetric. The conductive coil loops are formed as a continuous metal trace on the substrate, the coil loops are symmetric with reference to a longitudinal axis of the PCB, the coil loops are asymmetric with reference to an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the PCB, wherein the distance between adjacent coil loops crossing the longitudinal axis on a first side of a center of an innermost coil loop are substantially equal, and the distance between adjacent coil loops crossing the longitudinal axis on a side of the center of the innermost coil loop opposite to the first side of the center of the innermost coil loop increase with each coil loop progressing outwards.

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


Integrated circuit package mold assembly
Patent No. 10573537 

Inventor(s): Hiep Xuan Nguyen (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16254059 on 01/22/2019 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (”IC”) package mold includes an upper mold platen that defines an upper mold cavity for receiving an upper substrate having a die attach side with a plurality of dies mounted thereon and a non-attach side with no dies mounted thereon. The die attach side of the upper substrate faces upwardly. A lower mold platen defines a lower mold cavity for receiving a lower substrate having a die attach side with a plurality dies mounted thereon and a non-attach side with no dies mounted thereon. The die attach side of the lower substrate faces downwardly.

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


Semiconductor product and fabrication process
Patent No. 10573553 

Inventor(s): Abbas Ali (Plano, TX), Chao Zuo (Chengdu, , CN), Hong Yang (Richardson, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Yaping Chen (Chengdu, , CN), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16241143 on 01/07/2019 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples provide processes for fabricating a semiconductor product and for forming a patterned stack with an aluminum layer and a tungsten layer, including forming a first dielectric layer on a gate structure and on first and second regions of a substrate, forming a diffusion barrier layer on the first dielectric layer, forming a tungsten layer on the diffusion barrier layer, forming an aluminum layer on the tungsten layer, forming a hard mask on the aluminum layer, forming a patterned resist mask which covers the hard mask above the first region and exposes the hard mask layer above the second region, dry etching the hard mask and the aluminum layer above the second region using the patterned resist mask layer, removing the resist mask, and dry etching the tungsten layer using the hard mask layer to expose the first dielectric layer above the second 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]


Bondpad integrated thermoelectric cooler
Patent No. 10573578 

Inventor(s): Henry L. Edwards (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13798592 on 03/13/2013 (2540 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit has thermoelectric cooling devices integrated into bondpads. A method for operating the integrated circuit includes turning a thermal switch to a thermoelectric cooler operate position when the integrated circuit is powered up, turning the thermal switch to a thermoelectric cooler operate position to allow the thermoelectric cooler to operate when the integrated circuit powers down, and turning the thermal switch to a thermoelectric cooler off position when a predetermined integrated circuit chip temperature is reached.

[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]


Leadframe
Patent No. 10573581 

Inventor(s): Chih-Chien Ho (New Taipei, , TW), Chung-Hao Lin (New Taipei, , TW), Yuh-Harng Chien (New Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15280398 on 09/29/2016 (1244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leadframe has a peripheral frame. A die attach pad (DAP) is positioned inwardly and downwardly of the peripheral frame. Two spaced apart parallel arms engage one side of the DAP. In one embodiment the arms are portions of a U-shaped strap.

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


Semiconductor systems having dual leadframes
Patent No. 10573582 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Hau Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Ken Pham (San Jose, CA), Rajeev D. Joshi (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16378171 on 04/08/2019 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual leadframe ([b]100[/b]) for semiconductor systems comprising a first leadframe ([b]110[/b]) having first metal zones separated by first gaps, the first zones including portions of reduced thickness and joint provisions in selected first locations, and further a second leadframe ([b]120[/b]) having second metal zones separated by second gaps, the second zones including portions of reduced thickness and joint provisions ([b]150[/b]) in selected second locations matching the first locations. The second leadframe is stacked on top of the first leadframe and the joint provisions of the matching second and first locations linked together. The resulting dual leadframe may further include insulating material ([b]140[/b]) filling the first and second gaps and the zone portions of reduced thickness, and has insulating surfaces coplanar with the top and bottom metallic surfaces.

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


Semiconductor device package with grooved substrate
Patent No. 10573583 

Inventor(s): Cherry Lyn Marquez Aranas (Pampanga, , PH), Dolores Babaran Milo (Baguio, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16013753 on 06/20/2018 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, a method for making a packaged semiconductor device includes laser ablating a first groove with a first width and a first depth into a mounting surface of a substrate between landing pads. A first pillar bump on an active surface of a semiconductor device is bonded to a first landing pad; and a second pillar bump on the semiconductor device is bonded to a second landing pad. A channel forms with the active surface of the semiconductor device forming a first wall of the channel, the first pillar bump forms a second wall of the channel, the second pillar bump forming a third wall of the channel, and a surface of the first groove forms a fourth wall of the channel. The channel is filled with mold compound and at least a portion of the substrate and the semiconductor device are covered with mold compound.

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


Power converter having a conductive clip
Patent No. 10573585 

Inventor(s): Jie Mao (San Jose, CA), Rajeev Dinkar Joshi (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925191 on 03/19/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power supply module includes a metallic clip including a plate having an area and a first and a second ridge on opposite sides of the plate. The ridges bent in the same direction away from the plate. The first and the second ridges conductively attached to the substrate, where the substrate is of insulating material integral with metal traces, the plate roofing over the substrate between the ridges. A first MOS field-effect transistor (FET) chip and, horizontally side-by-side, a second MOSFET chip are attached and wire bonded to the substrate under the plate. The drain of the first MOSFET is connected to the input terminal of the module, the source of the first MOSFET is tied to the drain of the second MOSFET, and the source of the second MOSFET, together with the second ridge, is connected to ground. A driver and controller chip is attached to the substrate under the plate and wire bonded to the gates of the first and second MOSFET. A capacitor is attached to the substrate under the clip plate and conductively connected to the first clip ridge and to the drain of the first MOSFET.

[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]


Packaged semiconductor device having patterned conductance dual-material nanoparticle adhesion layer
Patent No. 10573586 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Yong Lin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913648 on 03/06/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a substrate made of a first material and having a surface. First and second nozzles respectively dispense a first solvent paste including electrically conductive nanoparticles and a second solvent paste including non-conductive nanoparticles, while moving over the surface of the substrate. The first and second nozzles additively deposit a uniform layer including sequential and contiguous zones, alternating between the first solvent paste and the second solvent paste. Energy is applied to sinter together the nanoparticles and diffuse the nanoparticles into the substrate. The sintered nanoparticles form a layer composed of an alternating sequence of electrically conductive zones contiguous with electrically non-conductive zones.

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


Vertical high-voltage MOS transistor
Patent No. 10573718 

Inventor(s): Christopher Boguslaw Kocon (Mountain Top, PA), Hideaki Kawahara (Plano, TX), John Manning Savidge Neilson (Norristown, PA), Simon John Molloy (Allentown, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15347325 on 11/09/2016 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertical, high-voltage MOS transistor, which has a source region, a body contact region, and a number of trenches structures with field plates, and a method of forming the MOS transistor increase the on-state resistance of the MOS transistor by reducing the trench pitch. Trench pitch can be reduced with metal contacts that simultaneously touch the source regions, the body contact regions, and the field plates. Trench pitch can also be reduced with a gate that increases the size of the LDD 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]


Transistors incorporating metal quantum dots into doped source and drain regions
Patent No. 10573756 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228620 on 12/20/2018 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: Metal quantum dots are incorporated into doped source and drain regions of a MOSFET array to assist in controlling transistor performance by altering the energy gap of the semiconductor crystal. In a first example, the quantum dots are incorporated into ion-doped source and drain regions. In a second example, the quantum dots are incorporated into epitaxially doped source and drain regions.

[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]


Shaped magnetic bias circulator
Patent No. 10573948 

Inventor(s): Cary C. Kyhl (Grapevine, TX), Karl L. Worthen (Dallas, TX), Sankerlingam Rajendran (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16532879 on 08/06/2019 (203 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circulator is provided, comprising, first second and third conductors forming three equally spaced junctions and a permanent magnet configured to apply a shaped bias magnetic field to a ferrite resonator in operable communication with the first, second, and third conductors. The permanent magnet comprises a substantially planar monolithic structure having defined thereon at least first and second substantially concentric regions having first and second respective magnetic field strength levels, wherein the second magnetic field strength level is lower than the first magnetic field strength level. The first and second magnetic field strength levels are configured to cooperate to shape an external bias magnetic field of the permanent magnet to counteract at least a portion of a demagnetizing effect resulting from of an overall shape of the ferrite resonator, to achieve a substantially uniform internal magnetic bias within at least a portion of the ferrite resonator.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Hybrid power and fiber optic distribution panels
Patent No. 10574035 

Inventor(s): Mark Bailey (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Appleton Grp LLC (Rosemont, IL)
Law Firm: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert Berghoff LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16271547 on 02/08/2019 (382 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system including a first hybrid power and fiber optic cable including a first plurality of power lines and a first plurality of pairs of fiber optic cable routed from a control center in a first location to a hybrid power and fiber optic distribution panel within a second location, wherein the first plurality of power lines are secured to a main lug connection within the hybrid power and fiber optic distribution panel, wherein the first plurality of pairs of fiber optic cable are secured to a fiber patch panel within the hybrid power and fiber optic distribution panel, and a second and third hybrid power and fiber optic cable including a plurality of power lines and a plurality of pairs of fiber optic cable are routed from the hybrid power and fiber optic cable distribution panel to a first and second junction boxes located within the second location.

[H02B] BOARDS, SUBSTATIONS, OR SWITCHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER (basic electric elements, their assembly, including the mounting in enclosures or on bases, or the mounting of covers thereon, see the subclasses for such elements, e.g. transformers H01F, switches, fuses H01H, line connectors H01R; installation of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or other conductors for supply or distribution H02G)


Electronic device including non-contact charging module and battery
Patent No. 10574082 

Inventor(s): Akio Hidaka (Fukuoka, , JP), Kenichiro Tabata (Fukuoka, , JP), Munenori Fujimura (Fukuoka, , JP), Shuichiro Yamaguchi (Osaka, , JP), Takumi Naruse (Miyazaki, , JP)
Assignee(s): Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15955459 on 04/17/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided, which includes a wireless charging module, a battery pack, and a circuit board substrate. The wireless charging module includes a charging coil formed of a wound conducting wire and a communication coil placed adjacent to the charging coil. The wireless charging module has a substantially planar shape. The battery pack has a substantially planar shape and is configured to store power from the wireless charging module. The circuit board substrate is configured to control operation of the mobile terminal. The wireless charging module overlaps with each of the circuit board substrate and the battery pack.

[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)


Mobile terminal including wireless charging coil and magnetic sheet having inwardly receding portion
Patent No. 10574090 

Inventor(s): Akio Hidaka (Fukuoka, , JP), Hiroyuki Uejima (Ishikawa, , JP), Kenichiro Tabata (Oita, , JP), Koichi Yamamoto (Kanagawa, , JP), Munenori Fujimura (Oita, , JP), Shuichiro Yamaguchi (Oita, , JP), Takanori Hirobe (Ishikawa, , JP), Tak
Assignee(s): Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16359590 on 03/20/2019 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided with a housing having a rectangular shape in a plan view of the housing defined by two short sides along a lateral direction and two long sides along a longitudinal direction. A camera, a battery, and a circuit board are included in the housing. A wireless charging coil is arranged in the housing and includes a winding portion and two leg portions. A sheet is arranged in the housing. The sheet has a rectangular shape including four edges and four corner portions, wherein each pair of adjacent edges forms a virtual corner, each corner portion is receded inwardly from its corresponding virtual corner by a receding distance, and one of four receding distances is greater than other three of the four receding distances.

[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)


Precharge circuit using non-regulating output of an amplifier
Patent No. 10574139 

Inventor(s): Roy Alan Hastings (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228191 on 12/20/2018 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reference signal generator includes a voltage reference, an amplifier coupled to the voltage reference, and a precharge circuit coupled to the amplifier. The voltage reference is configured to generate a constant voltage. The amplifier is configured to receive the constant voltage from the voltage reference and generate a regulating primary output signal and a non-regulating secondary output signal. The precharge circuit is configured to charge a noise reduction capacitor with the non-regulating secondary output 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]


Methods and apparatus for zero voltage switching using flyback converters
Patent No. 10574147 

Inventor(s): Brian Matthew King (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011296 on 06/18/2018 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture for zero voltage switching of flyback converters are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first driver to operate a first switch to direct a first current to flow to a first winding of a transformer, and a second driver to operate a second switch to direct a second current to flow to a second winding of the transformer and operate the second switch to cause the second current to discharge a voltage of the first switch.

[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]


Use of additional resistances and capacitances by optimization to solve gate voltage oscillation during short circuit turn-off protection for a semiconductor switch
Patent No. 10574152 

Inventor(s): Chi-Ming Wang (Ann Arbor, MI), Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), George C. Bucsan (Belleville, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15682392 on 08/21/2017 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: Bridge circuits provide a reduced amplitude of gate-source voltage oscillation when the switches switch states during short circuit triggered turnoff for protection. Bridge circuits reduce an amplitude of an oscillation voltage between a gate and a source of a transistor that is utilized as a switch in the bridge circuit. This is beneficial because the reduced amplitude reduces the likelihood of damage to the transistor. A bridge circuit includes a first power rail and a second power rail. The bridge circuit further includes a first circuit having a first switch and a second switch connected in parallel between the first power rail and the second power rail. The bridge circuit further includes at least one passive circuit element connected in parallel with a primary energy flow path of the first circuit to damp oscillation voltage of the first circuit.

[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]


Input vector set for position detection of PM motors
Patent No. 10574165 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Eric James Thomas (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16288327 on 02/28/2019 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining angular position () of a rotor of an N-phase permanent magnet motor (PMM). A processor having an associated stored angular position determination (APD) algorithm is programmed to implement the algorithm to cause an associated motor controller to execute steps including forcing one vector at a time a phase vector set of current or voltage vectors to stator terminals of windings for the N-phases a positive and negative magnitude vector, wherein the vector magnitude is sufficiently small to not move the rotor, and a time duration for the forcing current or voltage vectors is essentially constant. The resulting stator current or voltage levels are measured for each current or voltage vector. An N-dimension current vector or voltage vector is generated from superposition of the resulting stator current levels or resulting stator voltage levels. The N-dimension current vector or voltage vector is used to determine angular position.

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


Stacked-die bulk acoustic wave oscillator package
Patent No. 10574184 

Inventor(s): Kurt Peter Wachtler (Richardson, TX), Ricky A Jackson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968435 on 05/01/2018 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stacked-die oscillator package includes an oscillator circuit die having inner bond pads, and outer bond pads, and a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator die having a piezoelectric transducer with a first and second BAW bond pad on a same side coupled to a top and bottom electrode layer across a piezoelectric layer. A first metal bump is on the first BAW bond pad and a second metal bump is on the second BAW bond pad flip chip bonded to the inner bond pads of the oscillator circuit die. A polymer material is in a portion of a gap between the BAW and oscillator circuit die.

[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)


BAW devices having top electrode leads with reduced reflectance
Patent No. 10574210 

Inventor(s): Matthew L. Wasilik (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475821 on 03/31/2017 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a Wafer-level-packaged Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) device, which includes a bottom electrode, a top electrode, a top electrode lead, a piezoelectric layer sandwiched between the bottom and the top electrodes, an enclosure, and an anti-reflective layer (ARL). Herein, an active region for a resonator is formed where the bottom electrode and the top electrode overlap. The top electrode lead is over the piezoelectric layer and extending from the top electrode. The enclosure includes a cap and an outer wall that extends from the cap toward the piezoelectric layer to form a cavity. The top electrode resides in the cavity and a first portion of the outer wall resides over the top electrode lead. The ARL, with a reflectance less than 40% R, is between the first portion of the outer wall and the top electrode lead.

[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]


Gate driver including gate sense circuit
Patent No. 10574226 

Inventor(s): Apoorva Awasthy (Bangalore, , IN), Navaneeth Kumar Narayanasamy (Coimbatore, , IN), Salil Chellappan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896952 on 02/14/2018 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a gate driver includes a gate sense pin and a gate sense circuit configured to couple to a node of a transistor via the gate sense pin. The gate sense circuit includes an overcurrent detection circuit configured to detect a first fault condition based on the node before the transistor turns on in a soft switching mode. The gate sense circuit also includes a Miller plateau detection circuit configured to detect a second fault condition based on the node when the transistor is turning on in a hard switching mode.

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


Dual function analog or digital input/output buffer
Patent No. 10574235 

Inventor(s): Erkan Bilhan (Dallas, TX), Venkateswar Reddy Kowkutla (Allen, TX), Venkateswara Reddy Pothireddy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16284212 on 02/25/2019 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and circuitry that enables an input/output pin (I/O) on a System on a Chip to function either as an analog or as a digital input/output without compromising the overall performance of the system, thus giving the automated test equipment full flexibility to maximize parallel testing for both analog and digital modules.

[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]


Digitally controlled oscillator for a millimeter wave semiconductor device
Patent No. 10574245 

Inventor(s): Chi Zhang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Williams Mogan, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979263 on 05/14/2018 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) may include a transformer, which may contain a secondary winding comprising a first port, a second port, and an array of capacitor units, wherein each capacitor unit includes a first NFET having a gate and a back gate connected to a control signal, and a drain connected to the first port; a second NFET having a gate connected to ground, a back gate connected to the control signal, and a drain connected to the source of the first NFET; and a third NFET having a gate and a back gate connected to the control signal, a drain connected to the source of the second NFET, and a source connected to the second port. The capacitor units may allow fine tuning of the DCO output frequency with a resolution of about 0.3 MHz and a range of about 80 MHz.

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


Digital downconverter with digital oscillator frequency error correction
Patent No. 10574246 

Inventor(s): Aswath Vs (Kannur, , IN), Raunak Dhaniwala (Jaipur, , IN), Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi (Bengaluru, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Trichy, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949294 on 04/10/2018 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital local oscillator includes a look-up table and oscillator control circuitry. The look-up table contains samples of the digital local oscillator signal. The oscillator control circuitry is configured to select samples from the look-up table based on an accumulated phase value. The oscillator control circuitry is also configured to add a correction value to the accumulated phase value based on a difference of a frequency of the digital local oscillator signal and a desired frequency.

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


Frequency management for interference reduction of A/D converters powered by switching power converters
Patent No. 10574252 

Inventor(s): Brian David Johnson (Tucson, AZ), Martijn Fridus Snoeij (Erding, , DE), Mikhail Valeryevich Ivanov (Freising, , DE), Roberto Giampiero Massolini (Pavia, , IT)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233198 on 12/27/2018 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a frequency generator configured to generate a second clock signal having a second frequency using a first clock signal having a first frequency. The second frequency is offset from the first frequency and each of a plurality of harmonic frequencies of the second frequency is offset from a harmonic frequency of the first frequency. The system also includes a power converter configured to produce a power signal that at least partially corresponds to the second frequency. The system further comprises an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to sample and convert analog voltages at the first frequency. The ADC is powered by the power signal.

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


High dynamic range ask wake-up receiver
Patent No. 10574278 

Inventor(s): Jens Graul (Freising, , DK), Ram Pratap Aditham (Den Bosch, , NL), Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15350094 on 11/13/2016 (1199 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless wake-up receiver includes multiple signal chains each signal chain being coupled to continuously receive a signal from a respective antenna and to provide a respective detected pattern at a signal chain output. Each signal chain includes a first path having a mixer-first architecture and operates in a bandpass-mode using differential signals. The wireless wake-up receiver also includes a digital correlator operable to receive the respective detected patterns and to determine whether one of the respective detected patterns is equal to a desired pattern.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Beacon slot allocation in prime
Patent No. 10574295 

Inventor(s): Kumaran Vijayasankar (Dallas, TX), Ramachandran Ananthakrishnan (Richardson, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX), Susan Yim (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898923 on 02/19/2018 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently allocating beacon slot among multiple nodes on multiple levels within a power line communication network are described. In various implementations, these systems and methods may be applicable to Power Line Communications (PLC). For example, a method may include performing, by a communications device, assigning beacon transmission times to nodes within the communication device”s network. The assigned beacon transmission times comprise a beacon slot and frame pattern. The beacon slot and frame pattern ensure that each node does not transmit a beacon in a beacon slot that is adjacent to a beacon slot assigned to a parent or child node. A beacon transmission slot is reserved for a base node in every frame. The frames may be organized into thirty-two-frame superframes, wherein each frame comprises a base node beacon slot and four switch node beacon slots.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-use wireless power and data system
Patent No. 10574297 

Inventor(s): Kenneth E. Moore (Dallas, TX), Petru Emanuel Stingu (Dallas, TX), Ross E. Teggatz (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729498 on 10/10/2017 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless device is disclosed that includes an antenna system comprising at least one inductive element and two or more capacitive elements. A switching component configured to change a circuit configuration of the capacitive elements. A controller configured to transmit a signal using the antenna system and to receive a response from a first device, to determine a communications protocol associated with the first device and to change a configuration of the antenna system in response to the detected communications protocol by actuating the switching component.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Virtual physical layer
Patent No. 10574356 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15880687 on 01/26/2018 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A virtual physical layer may be provided. When providing the virtual physical layer, a remote radio head may be used. The remote radio head may comprise a first interface device, a second interface device, a digital-to-analog converter, and an analog-to-digital converter. The first interface device may be connected to a virtual physical layer instance instantiated in a cloud-based environment. The second interface device may be connected to customer premises equipment. The digital-to-analog converter may be connected between the first interface device and the second interface device and the analog-to-digital converter may also be connected between the first interface device and the second interface device.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and computer program product for certified confidential data collaboration using blockchains
Patent No. 10574453 

Inventor(s): Ranjit Notani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15866460 on 01/10/2018 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing certified confidential data collaboration between untrusted parties, including creating a changeset proposal remotely performing a certified operation and passing the changeset proposal to the certified operation, creating a unique changeset reference validating the changeset proposal and creating a state-at-changeset structure extracting a section-state-at-changeset structure from the changeset proposal, performing a cryptographic hash of the state-at-changeset structure and the section-state-at-changeset structure, writing to a local transactional database a changeset fat twin record communicating a changeset reference notification for each fat twin record to the parties, performing a certified operation in a blockchain a certified thin twin smart contract and passing the changeset reference, the cryptographically hashed state-at-changeset structure and the cryptographically hashed section-state-at-changeset structure, validating that a previous certified operation with the same changeset reference does not exist, writing to the blockchain a new thin twin record and performing a proof-of-certified-operation on the thin twin smart contract.

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


Multi-beam MIMO antenna systems and methods
Patent No. 10574498 

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: 16264629 on 01/31/2019 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application proposes multi-beam antenna systems using spherical lens are proposed, with high isolation between antenna ports and compatible to 22, 44, 88 MIMO transceivers. Several compact multi-band multi-beam solutions (with wideband operation, 40%+, in each band) are achieved by creating dual-band radiators movable on the track around spherical lens and by placing of lower band radiators between spherical lenses. By using of secondary lens for high band radiators, coupling between low band and high band radiators is reduced. Beam tilt range and side lobe suppression are improved by special selection of phase shift and rotational angle of radiators. Resultantly, a wide beam tilt range (0-40 degree) is realized in proposed multi-beam antenna systems. Each beam can be individually tilted. Based on proposed single- and multi-lens antenna solutions, cell coverage improvements and stadium tribune coverage optimization are also achieved, together with interference reduction.

[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)


Enhanced quality of service in software-defined networking-based connectionless mobility architecture
Patent No. 10574568 

Inventor(s): Paul Edward Smith, Jr. (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16204955 on 11/29/2018 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to providing enhanced quality of service (”QoS”) in a software-defined network (”SDN”)-based connectionless mobility architecture. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, an SDN controller can receive service level requirements and can map the service level requirements to QoS requirements and attributes to be associated with a QoS tag. The SDN controller can configure a service entry point to insert the QoS tag into incoming packets so that one or more other service points can extract the QoS tag. The other service point(s) can determine, based upon the QoS tag, a QoS treatment to apply to the incoming packets. The other service point(s) can apply the QoS treatment to the incoming packets in accordance with the QoS tag.

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


Internet of things (”IoT”) chain link
Patent No. 10574651 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15919407 on 03/13/2018 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for securing the communication in a structured IoT system between a first, second, and third node and a base IoT hub is provided. The base IoT hub may be in direct connection with the internet. The system may include the first IoT node in electronic communication with the second IoT node. The second node may be in electronic communication with the third IoT node. The third node may be in electronic communication with the hub. The hub may be in electronic communication with the first node. The system may be configured to generate a data packet including an authorization header. The header may include a first segment corresponding to a first node, a second segment corresponding to the second node, and a third segment corresponding to the third node. The header may be configured to store an encrypted ID authentication token generated by the corresponding node.

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


System for authentication of a user based on multi-factor passively acquired data
Patent No. 10574662 

Inventor(s): Matthew Edward Williams (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628088 on 06/20/2017 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-factored authentication system is provided to identify users. Accordingly, the authentication system may utilize a combination of multiple authentication methods to identify and authenticate a user, such as facial recognition, voice recognition, fingerprint/retinal recognition, detection of cards/chips or smartphones located with the user, PINs, passwords, cryptographic keys, tokens, and the like. The various authentication methods may be used to calculate a confidence value for the authentication system, where the confidence value reflects the degree of certainty of the user”s identity. Each authentication method may, upon identifying a positive match for a user, increase the confidence value by a certain degree.

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


Systems and methods for automated retrieval, processing, and distribution of cyber-threat information
Patent No. 10574677 

Inventor(s): Nathan Weilbacher (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181292 on 11/05/2018 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automated retrieval, processing, and/or distribution of cyber-threat information using a cyber-threat device. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, the cyber-threat device may receive cyber-threat information in first formats from internal sources of cyber-threat information using an accessing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may receive cyber-threat information second formats from external sources of cyber-threat information using an accessing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may process the received cyber-threat information in the first formats and the second formats into a standard format using a processing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may provide the processed items of cyber-threat information to a distributor using a distributing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may automatically report information concerning the processed items of cyber-threat information to a device of a user with a reporting component of the cyber-threat device.

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


Dynamic data and compute management
Patent No. 10574734 

Inventor(s): Keith Lowery (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Rambus Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15080371 on 03/24/2016 (1433 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for managing data storage and compute resources. The data can be stored a multiple locations allowing compute operations to be performed in a distributed manner in one or more locations. The cloud storage and cloud compute resources can be dynamically scaled based on the locations of the data and based on the cloud storage and/or cloud computing budgets. Dynamic reconfiguration of reconfigurable processors (e.g., FPGA) can further be used to accelerate compute operations.

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


Communication between machine-to-machine service layers and transport network
Patent No. 10574760 

Inventor(s): Rajesh Bhalla (Gahanna, OH)
Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14763008 on 01/24/2014 (2223 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for facilitating Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications include providing an M2M system that implements one or more pre-defined M2M Application Programming Interface (API) profiles, providing a network interface for the M2M system, receiving a profile query over the network interface, and responding with information about the implemented one or more-pre-defined M2M API profiles.

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


Structured communications in an observation platform
Patent No. 10574784 

Inventor(s): Guy R. VanBuskirk (Spicewood, TX), Steven Paul Russell (Menlo Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Theatro Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15459288 on 03/15/2017 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of structured communications in an observation platform a signal from a first communication device is received at a second communication device that is associated with a computer system. The computer system is associated with an organization, wherein a first characteristic of the signal corresponds to an audible source and a second characteristic of the signal corresponds to information indicative of a geographic position of the first communication device. The computer system derives a query from the signal, wherein the query is related to the organization. The computer system determines a plurality of persons representing the organization to respond to the query, wherein the determining is based on a factor related to the plurality of persons representing the organization. The signal is forwarded to a plurality of communication devices associated with the plurality of persons representing the organization.

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


Systems, vehicles, and methods for automatically displaying image data when a vehicle is located on an on-ramp to a roadway
Patent No. 10574908 

Inventor(s): Sergei Gage (Redford, 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: 15422846 on 02/02/2017 (1118 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for automatically displaying image data when a vehicle is located on an on-ramp to a roadway includes one or more processors, left and right vehicle side cameras, a display, and one or more memory modules. The one or more memory modules store logic that cause the system to: determine, based on the location signal output by the one or more vehicle location sensors, whether a vehicle is on the on-ramp to merge on to the roadway; determine a direction of merging, and display image data on the display. Image data from the left vehicle side camera is displayed when it is determined that the direction of merging is to a left side of the vehicle. Image data from the right vehicle side camera is displayed when it is determined that the direction of merging is to a right side of the vehicle.

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


Method and apparatus for an image sensor capable of simultaneous integration of electrons and holes
Patent No. 10574912 

Inventor(s): Jaroslav Hynecek (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: The Noblitt, Group, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928450 on 03/22/2018 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise methods and apparatus for an image sensor capable of simultaneous integration of electrons and holes. According to an exemplary embodiment, the image sensor comprises a backside-illuminated hybrid bonded stacked chip image sensor comprising a pixel circuit array, and each pixel circuit comprising a charge storage capacitor oriented in a vertical direction in a deep trench isolation region. Both the electrons and holes are generated and integrated (collected) in the pixel simultaneously, and the charge storage capacitor is used for storing the signal generated by holes in the high light level illuminated pixels.

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


Method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order
Patent No. 10574992 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167134 on 10/22/2018 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order. The method includes dividing an image into even sub-pictures, and encoding parallel sub-pictures on multi-cores in raster scanning order within sub-pictures, wherein from core to core, coding of the sub-picture is independent around sub-picture boundaries, and wherein within a core, coding of a sub-picture is at least one of dependent or independent around sub-picture boundaries.

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


Context based augmented advertisement
Patent No. 10575067 

Inventor(s): Sourabh Ravindran (Dallas, TX), Youngjun Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Sherman IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15473272 on 03/29/2017 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising analyzing one or more frames of a piece of content to determine a context of the one or more frames, determining a product to advertise in the piece of content based on the context, and augmenting the piece of content with a product placement for the product. The product placement appears to occur naturally in the piece of content.

[H04H] BROADCAST COMMUNICATION (multiplex communication H04J; pictorial communication aspects of broadcast systems H04N)


Connector for in-ear systems
Patent No. 10575084 

Inventor(s): Elijah Alexander Supper (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Rao DeBoer Osterrieder, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15680615 on 08/18/2017 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a connector for providing audio signals. The connector can include an audio signal and power cable having a first end and a second end, and an interface communication connector disposed at least proximate to the first end. Further, the connector can include a ground, power, and audio signal connector disposed at least proximate to the second end, wherein the ground, power, and audio signal connector is configured to accept a plurality of different audio signal and power cables from different noise-protection devices having differing pin configurations. Further still, the connector can include at least a first audio input signal cable in contact with the audio signal and power cable, wherein the audio input signal cable is configured for transmitting one or more of the audio signals through the interface communication connector to at least one of a vehicle and an extra-vehicular source.

[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]


Transducer and method of operation
Patent No. 10575100 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, LLC (Granbury, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15935107 on 03/26/2018 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, there is described a new transducer, and in particular an improved system and method for producing linear motion for a transducer such as used in voice coils converting from an electrical input to a mechanical linear motion input.

[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 systems for channel mapping in a communication network
Patent No. 10575182 

Inventor(s): Eran Pisek (Plano, TX), Farooq Khan (Allen, TX), Rakesh Taori (McKinney, TX), Robert Clark Daniels (Round Rock, TX), Shadi Abu-Surra (Plano, TX), Sudhir Ramakrishna (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15345667 on 11/08/2016 (1204 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for channel mapping in a densely deployed network are disclosed. The system includes a node comprising a plurality of base stations configured to communicate with client devices in a wireless communication network, wherein transmission from the base stations to the client devices is conducted on a downlink (DL) frequency band and transmission from the client devices to the base stations is conducted on an uplink (UL) frequency band. The DL frequency band is different from the UL frequency band. DL and UL frequency pairs for the base stations are assigned according to a channel mapping scheme that determines DL and UL frequency pairs based on a plurality of channel parameters. The channel parameters include, for example, received signal strength indicator (RSSI), signal to noise (S/N) ratio, channel capacity, and bit error rate (BER).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System for connection channel adaption using robotic automation
Patent No. 10575231 

Inventor(s): Donald Joseph Cardinal (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15803198 on 11/03/2017 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing connection channel adaption using robotic automation. The invention leverages a robotic process automation module to generate an operation record based on previous user device input in order to automatically recover and continue a previous interaction with an entity platform conducted over a terminated connection channel. The system automatically establishes a new connection channel upon determining the initial channel termination while retaining previous user input interaction progression within the entity platform. Further, the module may be configured to transform the user input to be compatible with the new connection channel allowing for seamless continuation of the interaction to minimize downtime.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


User equipment localization through time series search
Patent No. 10575276 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Mishra (Dallas, TX), Rudolph Mappus (Plano, TX), Vijayan Nagarajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16418034 on 05/21/2019 (280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing system collects data points, wherein each data point indicates a location of user equipment in a telecommunication service provider network at a point in time, generates, for a first data point, a set of features over a plurality of time windows, wherein the set includes time series features, estimates an importance of each feature, wherein the importance indicates an accuracy with which the feature allows for estimation of an unseen location of the user equipment, wherein the unseen location is a location that is not identified in the plurality of data points, selects a threshold number of features from the set, wherein the threshold number of features have a greatest importance relative to all features in the set, generates a plurality of predictions of the unseen location, using the threshold number of features, aggregates the plurality of predictions, and estimates the unseen location based on the aggregating.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Providing a data function in an access gateway node
Patent No. 10575309 

Inventor(s): Anthony D. Bennett (Plano, TX), Srinivas Eswara (Garland, TX), Stewart H. Maxwell (Dallas, TX), Wesley R. Erhart (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049466 on 07/30/2018 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: An access gateway node couples a control node to an external data network, where the control node and access gateway node are for use in a wireless communications network. The access gateway node comprises a data function to route packets containing traffic data between the control node and the external data network. An interface to the control node enables exchange of control messages between the data function and a control function in the control node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for internetworking with future generation network
Patent No. 10575358 

Inventor(s): Imtiaz Shaikh (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15933716 on 03/23/2018 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a network device of a radio access network receives a message, from an end device, that includes capability information of the end device, and the network device includes a first network interface to a first core network and a second network interface to a second core network. The network device determines whether to establish a first bearer, which pertains to the end device, with the first core network via the first network interface, or a second bearer, which pertains to the end device, with the second core network via the second network interface based on the capability information. The network device establishes the first bearer or the second bearer based on the determination.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for channel-state-information pilot design for an advanced wireless network
Patent No. RE047879 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Jin-Kyu Han (Allen, TX), Young-Han Nam (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15422408 on 02/01/2017 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station and mobile station communicate using a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communication. The base station includes a two dimensional (2D) antenna array comprising a number N of antenna elements configured in a 2D grid. The 2D antenna array is configured to communicate with at least one subscriber station. The base station also includes a controller configured to transmit N channel-state-information reference-signal (CSI-RS) antenna ports (APs) associated with each of the N antenna elements. The subscriber station includes an antenna array configured to communicate with at least one base station. The subscriber station also includes processing circuitry configured receives physical downlink shared channels (PDSCHs) from a 2D active antenna array at the at least one base station. The 2D active antenna array includes a number N antenna elements. The processing circuitry further configured to estimate a full CSI associated with the N antenna elements. Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS


Pullout basket
Patent No. D876094 

Inventor(s): Joel Gomez (Garland, TX), Justin Corless (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HARDWARE RESOURCES, INC. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29645983 on 04/30/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Landscaping fabric sheet with pattern
Patent No. D876106 

Inventor(s): Douglas E. Austin (Waco, TX)
Assignee(s): Easy Gardener Products, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29598053 on 03/22/2017 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Base mount
Patent No. D876204 

Inventor(s): Gavin Stener (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wild West Investments, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29691527 on 05/16/2019 (285 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Adapter for supporting an electronic device
Patent No. D876205 

Inventor(s): Gavin Stener (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wild West Investments, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29713070 on 11/13/2019 (104 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Diagnostic analyzer
Patent No. D876259 

Inventor(s): Christina A. Barton (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29692206 on 05/23/2019 (278 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D876309 

Inventor(s): Alberto Echazabal (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29662356 on 09/05/2018 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tire for a model vehicle
Patent No. D876327 

Inventor(s): Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29678362 on 01/28/2019 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cable breakout enclosure
Patent No. D876364 

Inventor(s): Peter Travis (Denton, TX), Sean Thomas (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29632777 on 01/10/2018 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portion of a display screen with graphical user interface for an online portal
Patent No. D876471 

Inventor(s): John Parks (Aliso Viejo, CA), Kevin Kinsey (Duluth, MN), Luis Martinez (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638418 on 02/27/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portion of a display screen with graphical user interface for an online portal
Patent No. D876472 

Inventor(s): John Parks (Aliso Viejo, CA), Kalpa Rai (Tustin, CA), Kevin Kinsey (Duluth, MN)
Assignee(s): HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638421 on 02/27/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portion of a display screen with graphical user interface for an online portal
Patent No. D876473 

Inventor(s): John Parks (Aliso Viejo, CA), Kalpa Rai (Tustin, CA)
Assignee(s): HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638430 on 02/27/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portion of a display screen with graphical user interface for an online portal
Patent No. D876474 

Inventor(s): John Parks (Aliso Viejo, CA), Luis Martinez (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638433 on 02/27/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle body for a model vehicle
Patent No. D876555 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29661517 on 08/28/2018 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Front body insert for a model vehicle
Patent No. D876556 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jonathan Scott Wood (Plano, TX), Jory Sprowl (Wolfe City, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29623961 on 10/27/2017 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Door threshold assembly
Patent No. D876671 

Inventor(s): David C Bryant (Richmond, IN)
Assignee(s): MJB Wood Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Davidson Law Group, ALC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29631918 on 01/03/2018 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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