Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of July 30

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

Patents granted include:
Advanced Cooling Therapy's devices for controlling patient temperature
• Capital One Services' data processing platform monitoring
• FreeFlight Systems' UAV guidance and communication device
• IBM's location of misplaced mobile computing devices
• K2M's expandable spinal implants
• Lennox Industries' systems for operating HVAC systems in low load conditions
• Rolls-Royce Corp.'s aircraft engine cleaning system
• TissueGen's conformation and structural integrity of biomolecules
Rockwell Collins' night sky spatial orientation

 

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 July 30, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

136 patents granted    
Ranked No. 11 
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 24
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 7
No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas) 4
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 3

UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Michael W. Kertz (Dallas) 4
Madhukar Budagavi (Plano) 3
Daniel B. Penney (Wylie) 2
Eric Berg (The Colony) 2
Hang Jin (Plano) 2
Jason Camper (Frisco) 2
Justin Harmon (Dallas) 2
Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas) 2


FIRST SEEN 
(COMPANIES THAT MAY BE ORIGINATING A PATENT IN DFW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2019, ACCORDING TO PATENT INDEX.) 

FreeFlight Systems
Patent No. 10368295
Unmanned aerial vehicle guidance and communication device with system and method

Innovation Science
Patent No. 10368125
Method and system for efficient communication

Jamak Fabrication Tex
Patent No. D0855137
Firearm suppressor sleeve

Masergy Communications Inc.
Patent No. 10367844
Systems and methods of network security and threat management

O’Reilly Winship
Patent No. 10364977
Electrical outlet cover with integrated lighting

Sway Operations
Patent No. 10362977
System and method for measuring reaction time of a subject


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

116 days
Display screen with icon
Patent No. D0855073
Assignee: Le-Vel Brands, LLC (Frisco)
Inventor: Jason Camper (Frisco)

2,342 days
Misalignment in coupling shunt tubes of well screen assemblies
Patent No. 10364652
Assignee: Halluburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)
Inventor: Jean-Marc Lopez (Plano)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Expandable headband
Patent No. 10362816 

Inventor(s): Yvette C Vigil (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15430023 on 02/10/2017 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: An expandable headband includes an elongated, pleated-fabric cover having two opposing ends, a front edge and a rear edge. The two opposing ends are interconnected with an elastomeric strap for securing the cover over the head as with a conventional headband. To form a sun visor, a wearer pulls an extendable support rod at the front edge to expand the cover beyond the forehead.

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


Leg latching device for a table, and a table incorporating same
Patent No. 10362861 

Inventor(s): David Burnett (Hurst, TX), David Patton (Flower Mound, TX), Ersen Boran (Chalfont, PA), Gary Reuther (Warminster, PA), Ian Williams (Grapevine, TX), Lio Yenwei Chang (Lewisville, TX), Michael Creighton (Warrington, PA
Assignee(s): Varidesk, LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15880262 on 01/25/2018 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A table having a table top, a bracket secured to the table top, a latching device coupled to the bracket, the latching device having a retaining wedge coupled to a draw latch via a cam device, and a table leg. The draw latch is configured to move the retaining wedge between a first position securing the table leg to the bracket and a second position unsecuring the table leg from the bracket.

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


System and method for measuring reaction time of a subject
Patent No. 10362977 

Inventor(s): Chase Curtiss (Tulsa, OK)
Assignee(s): SWAY OPERATIONS, LLC (Aledo, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14504285 on 10/01/2014 (1763 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided herein a motion-based evaluation of reaction time that utilizes motion detection hardware of a mobile device to determine auditory and visual stimulated reaction time. In an embodiment, the subject holds a mobile computing device equipped with built-in triaxis accelerometer and gyroscope with both hands at arms length away from the face. A visual or auditory stimulus is then presented on screen via a software application that also records the response time for the individual to initiate a movement of the device. A simple reaction time test could include the movement of the device in any direction that exceeded a threshold of movement beyond what would be expected from static holding. An embodiment of a choice reaction time test would provide for specific directional movements as it related to an instructed stimulus.

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


Apparatuses and methods for monitoring medication-taking status
Patent No. 10362987 

Inventor(s): Ziqiang Hong (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15397736 on 01/04/2017 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with one example embodiment of the present disclosure, an apparatus for monitoring a medication-taking status is disclosed. The apparatus is configured as part of or coupled with a medication container. The apparatus includes a first sensor that is disposed inside the apparatus, activated upon a detection by a second sensor of a motion of the medication container, or a non-motion of the medication container for a predefined time period, and configured to measure medication pills stored in the medication container. The apparatus also includes a control module configured to determine the medication-taking status based on the measurement of the medication pills. The apparatus further includes a communication module that is disposed inside the apparatus and configured to transmit at least one of a report and a warning message based at least in part on the medication-taking status to at least one remote subscriber.

[A61J] CONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE


Bio-sensing device with ambient light cancellation
Patent No. 10362994 

Inventor(s): Anand Hariraj Udupa (Bangalore, , IN), Antoine Lourdes Praveen Aroul (Dallas, TX), Hari Babu Tippana (Andhra Pradesh, , IN), Hussam Ahmed (Calicut, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bangalore,
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15298764 on 10/20/2016 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bio-sensing device (and method) calibrates a time period used to make bio-physical measurements. The device initiates a light source sense phase followed by a first ambient sense phase and a second ambient sense phase. In the light source sense phase, the device is configured to receive a digital value indicative of current through a photodetector while the light source circuit is enabled and in each of the first and second ambient sense phases, the device is configured to receive digital values while the light source circuit is disabled. The device iteratively varies the time period between the phases until the digital value received during the first ambient sense phase is within a threshold of the digital value received during the second ambient sense phase. It then applies the same time separation between the light source sense phase and the ambient phase thereby equalizing the magnitude of the ambient light in the two phases.

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


Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) method and apparatus using blood flow for discriminating types of cancer
Patent No. 10363008 

Inventor(s): Cecelia Brewington (Plano, TX), Gary Arbique (Desoto, TX), Shaun Nordeck (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. (Tustin, CA)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823181 on 11/27/2017 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is used in a method to identify cancerous lesions having genetic mutations and treat them accordingly. Also, CTP values are used to distinguish primary versus metastatic lesions. For example, pulmonary blood flow is identified as one biomarker for EGFR and KRAS genetic mutations in lung cancer, lesion having dual-input pulmonary blood flow exceeding a threshold (e.g., 103 ml/min/100 mL with sensitivity 100% and specificity 62%) are determined as having mutations. The CTP values are calculated using a lesion region-of-interest (ROI) placed to include the area of maximum perfusion intensity within the lesion base and surrounding blush, while avoiding regions of perfusion inhomogeneity (e.g., due to necrosis). In certain implementations, instead of a binary determination, the method can generate probabilities associated with respective alternatives (e.g., mutation/non-nutation and/or primary/secondary), and the method can use multivariable statistical analysis that incorporates patient and/or medical information in addition to CTP values.

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


Systems, device, and methods for joint fusion
Patent No. 10363140 

Inventor(s): Ralph F. Rashbaum (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SI-Bone Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Shay Glenn LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15208588 on 07/12/2016 (1113 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints.

[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]


Expandable spinal implants
Patent No. 10363142 

Inventor(s): Sabatino Bianco (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): K2M, Inc. (Leesburg, VA)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14965246 on 12/10/2015 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spinal implant has a proximal region and a distal region, and includes an upper body and a lower body each having inner surfaces disposed in opposed relation relative to each other. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal region or the distal region of the spinal implant.

[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]


Devices and methods for controlling patient temperature
Patent No. 10363162 

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: 15891159 on 02/07/2018 (538 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]


Methods and compositions for maintaining the conformation and structural integrity of biomolecules
Patent No. 10363281 

Inventor(s): Alpeshkumar P. Patel (Sachse, TX), Brent B. Crow (Grand Prairie, TX), Jennifer Seifert (Little Elm, TX), Kevin D. Nelson (Garland, TX), Nickolas B. Griffin (Allen, TX), Paul A. Hubbard (Richardson, TX), Paul R. Sood (Dall
Assignee(s): TissueGen, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15653414 on 07/18/2017 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition includes a target pharmaceutical or biological agent, a solution containing the target pharmaceutical or biological agent, and substrate that is soluble in the solution. The substrate is capable of being solidified via a solidification process and the solidification process causes the substrate to become physically or chemically cross-linked, vitrified, or crystallized. As a result of the solidification process, particles are formed. The target pharmaceutical or biological agent within the solution retains proper conformation to ultimately produce a desired effect.

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


 

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

Aluminum based metallic glass powder for efficient degradation of AZO dye and other toxic organic chemicals
Patent No. 10363548 

Inventor(s): Santanu Das (Denton, TX), Sundeep Mukherjee (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15409972 on 01/19/2017 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides amorphous bi-functional catalytic aluminum metallic glass particles having an aluminum metallic glass core and 2 or more transition metals disposed on the surface of the aluminum metallic glass core to form amorphous bi-functional aluminum metallic glass particles with catalytic activity.

[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]


Timing correction in a communication system
Patent No. 10363861 

Inventor(s): Anant Shankar Kamath (Plano, TX), Divyasree J. (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151410 on 10/04/2018 (299 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a communication system. The system includes a data transmitter configured to generate a digital communication signal and a data receiver configured to receive the digital communication signal. The system also includes a pulse-width distortion (PWD) correction circuit arranged between the data transmitter and the data receiver and being configured to adjust at least one timing parameter associated with the communication signal.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]


Deformable clips for an aircraft fuel systems
Patent No. 10364039 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Fort Worth, TX), Charles David Hogue (Fort Worth, TX), Douglas Kirk Wolfe (Fort Worth, TX), George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15496257 on 04/25/2017 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fuel system for an aircraft includes a fuel cell having a plurality of sides including a first side and at least one deformable clip having a secured end and a free end. The secured end is coupled to the first side of the fuel cell and the free end overlapping the airframe of the aircraft such that the first side of the fuel cell is positioned adjacent to the airframe. The at least one deformable clip is deformable to allow the fuel cell to move independently of the airframe in response to an impact of the aircraft, thereby protecting the fuel cell from damage resulting from the impact.

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


Aircraft engine cleaning system
Patent No. 10364048 

Inventor(s): George F. Griffiths (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Rolls-Royce Corporation (Indianapolis, IN)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15482211 on 04/07/2017 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cleaning system for performing a cleaning cycle on a turbine engine mounted to an airframe includes a mobile supply unit. The mobile supply unit includes a cleaning agent supply that introduces cleaning agent into the turbine engine. The aircraft includes at least one valve configured to block cleaning agent from moving from the turbine engine into a passenger cabin of the aircraft.

[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


System and method for health assessment of aircraft structure
Patent No. 10364050 

Inventor(s): Preston R. Bates (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15300655 on 04/01/2015 (1581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of health monitoring and assessment of an aircraft structure includes collecting data from a plurality of sensors located at one or more components of the aircraft. The sensors assess a physical condition of the components and are arrayed in one or more aircraft zones. The data is communicated to a health assessment module, which calculates one or more component structural condition indicators of each component. The component structural condition indicators are compiled and one or more component structural health indicators are calculated. The component structural health indicators are compiled by aircraft zone and a zone structural health indicator is calculated based on the component structural health indicators of components residing in the particular aircraft zone. An aircraft level health indicator is calculated based on the zone structural health indicators and one or more maintenance actions are recommended based on the structural condition and health indicators.

[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


Halloween bag with pop-up surprise
Patent No. 10364068 

Inventor(s): Jeffery J. Kacines (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Roger N. Chauza, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15287186 on 10/06/2016 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pop-up mechanism for use with a bag so that when operated by a user, a decorative object pops up from a hidden position within the bag to a position clearly in view. A twistable circular band is held within a sleeve at the top of the bag. The band has attached thereto at least one finger tab, and a pivotal post having an end to which the decorative object is attached. When the finger tab is operated, the band twists and thereby pivots the post and the decorative object from the hidden position to the viewable position.

[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


Cable-cord wrapping apparatus
Patent No. 10364123 

Inventor(s): Douglas Potts (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914201 on 03/07/2018 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cable-cord wrapping apparatus for promoting optimal wrapping and storage of audio or video cables. The cable-cord wrapping apparatus may primarily feature a handle integrally-connected to two arms running parallel to each other and integrally-connected to each other by a curved base. The arms create a channel within which to insert a cable or cord. Each arm may be tapered to provide optimal flexibility of the arms while maintaining desired structural integrity for securely storing a cable. Additionally, each arm may feature rounded ends which ease insertion of a cable or cord into the channel while also creating a barrier at the open end of the channel.

[B65H] HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES


Hermetically sealed package for mm-wave molecular spectroscopy cell
Patent No. 10364144 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Dallas, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Simon Joshua Jacobs (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815849 on 11/17/2017 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples provide gas cells and a method of fabricating a gas cell, including forming a cavity in a first substrate, forming a first conductive material on a sidewall of the cavity, forming a glass layer on the first conductive material, forming a second conductive material on a bottom side of a second substrate, etching the second conductive material to form apertures through the second conductive material, forming conductive coupling structures on a top side of the second substrate, and bonding a portion of the bottom side of the second substrate to a portion of the first side of the first substrate to seal the cavity.

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


Systems and methods of reading and processing change-of-address forms in a cloud-based architecture
Patent No. 10366283 

Inventor(s): Abdul Hamid Salemizadeh (Burleson, TX), Hongjian Li (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15414146 on 01/24/2017 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for processing change-of-address (COA) forms. The method includes capturing a first image of a first COA form. The method includes assigning a unique identifier to the first COA form and associating the unique identifier with the first image data. The method includes transmitting the first image data and the unique identifier to a cloud computing system. The cloud computing system performs an optical-character-recognition process on the first image data to produce name and address data including both an old address and a new address, validates the name and address data, and stores the name and address data in a change of address database.

[B07C] POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING (specially adapted for a specific purpose covered by another class, see the relevant place, e.g. A43D 33/06, B23Q 7/12)


Wire bonding between isolation capacitors for multichip modules
Patent No. 10366958 

Inventor(s): Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), Jeffrey Alan West (Dallas, TX), Thomas Dyer Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857234 on 12/28/2017 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged multichip device includes a first IC die with an isolation capacitor utilizing a top metal layer as its top plate and a lower metal layer as its bottom plate. A second IC die has a second isolation capacitor utilizing its top metal layer as its top plate and a lower metal layer as its bottom plate. A first bondwire end is coupled to one top plate and a second bondwire end is coupled to the other top plate. The second bondwire end includes a stitch bond including a wire approach angle not normal to the top plate it is bonded to and is placed so that the stitch bond”s center is positioned at least 5% further from an edge of this top plate on a bondwire crossover side compared to a distance of the stitch bond”s center from the side opposite the bondwire crossover side.

[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

Polarizing structure comprising a glyoxal adhesive system and polarized lens comprising it
Patent No. 10364378 

Inventor(s): Marvin Pounders (Dallas, TX), Peiqi Jiang (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: 15114512 on 01/08/2015 (1664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polarizing structure comprising a polarizing film, a protective film provided on at least one face of the polarizing film with an adhesive layer which is a glyoxal-based adhesive or a water based polymer adhesive such as a PVOH-based adhesive layer, and wherein at least one face of said protective film oriented towards said polarizing film further comprises an adhesion primer structure. The adhesive avoids delamination of the polarizing structure, which withstands edging processing conditions, and which also show excellent dry peel force. Other aspects of the invention relates to a method for manufacturing such a polarizing structure, and a polarized ophthalmic lens comprising such polarizing structure.

[C09J] ADHESIVES; NON-MECHANICAL ASPECTS OF ADHESIVE PROCESSES IN GENERAL; ADHESIVE PROCESSES NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; USE OF MATERIALS AS ADHESIVES (surgical adhesives A61L 24/00; adhesives on the basis of non specified organic macromolecular compounds used as bonding agents in layered products B32B; labelling fabrics or comparable materials or articles with deformable surface using adhesives and thermo-activatable adhesives respectively B65C 5/02, B65C 5/04; preparation of glue or gelatine C09H; adhesive labels, tag tickets or similar identification of indication means G09F 3/10) [5]


Subterranean formation shock fracturing charge delivery system
Patent No. 10364387 

Inventor(s): David Shawn Flatt (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Innovative Defense, LLC (Smithville, TX)
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15663459 on 07/28/2017 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention is a subterranean (non-hydraulic) shock fracturing system and process for fracturing oil and gas bearing formations. The system delivers small amounts of precisely placed explosive charges into the formation. These charges produce large diameter deep penetrations and by coupling to the rock concussively fracture the formation in the vicinity increasing permeability in the rock or strata. Shock fracturing (SF) is far more efficient than hydraulic fracturing (HF), SF fractures radially across all strata and leaves no part of the volume addressed un-permeated. The objective of the system is to efficiently increase permeability of the formation by directionally controlled concussive shattering of the rock around the epicenter of the detonation of the explosive charge deposited in the formation. This invention makes possible the delivery of measured quantities of explosive deep into a subterranean oil or gas bearing formation and detonate said explosive in order to fracture the formation in the local vicinity.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Alkyl push flow for vertical flow rotating disk reactors
Patent No. 10364509 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Cruel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Veeco Instruments Inc. (Plainview, NY)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15960785 on 04/24/2018 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a rotating disk reactor for growing epitaxial layers on substrate or other CVD reactor system, gas directed toward the substrates at gas inlets at different radial distances from the axis of rotation of the disk has both substantially the same gas flow rate/velocity and substantially the same gas density at each inlet. The gas directed toward portions of the disk remote from the axis may include a higher concentration of a reactant gas than the gas directed toward portions of the disk close to the axis, so that portions of the substrate surfaces at different distances from the axis receive substantially the same amount of reactant gas per unit area, and a combination of carrier gases with different relative molecular weights at different radial distances from the axis of rotation are employed to substantially make equal the gas density in each region of the reactor. The system may be applied with a combination or carrier gases at multiple gas inlets, a combination of carrier and reactant gases at multiple inlets, and may be used with an arbitrarily large number of gases, when at least two gases of different molecular weights are provided. A linear flow pattern is achieved within the reactor, avoiding laminar recirculation areas, and permitting uniform deposition and growth of epitaxial layers on the substrate.

[C30B] SINGLE-CRYSTAL GROWTH (by using ultra-high pressure, e.g. for the formation of diamonds B01J 3/06); UNIDIRECTIONAL SOLIDIFICATION OF EUTECTIC MATERIAL OR UNIDIRECTIONAL DEMIXING OF EUTECTOID MATERIAL; REFINING BY ZONE-MELTING OF MATERIAL (zone-refining of metals or alloys C22B); PRODUCTION OF A HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE (casting of metals, casting of other substances by the same processes or devices B22D; working of plastics B29; modifying the physical structure of metals or alloys C21D, C22F); SINGLE CRYSTALS OR HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE; AFTER-TREATMENT OF SINGLE CRYSTALS OR A HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE (for producing semiconductor devices or parts thereof H01L); APPARATUS THEREFOR [3]


 

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Whipstock assemblies with a retractable tension arm
Patent No. 10364607 

Inventor(s): Loc Phuc Lang (Arlington, TX), Matthew Bradley Stokes (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15531720 on 09/27/2016 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: A whipstock assembly includes a whipstock providing a ramped surface, and a mill releasably coupled to the whipstock with a shear bolt and providing a mill profile. A tension arm is pivotably coupled to the whipstock and movable between a stowed position, where the tension arm is received within a cavity defined in the ramped surface, and an engaged position, where an engagement head of the tension arm mates with the mill profile to assume at least a portion of a tensile load assumed by the shear bolt.

[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]


Durable rock bit for blast hole drilling
Patent No. 10364610 

Inventor(s): Amnach Kongamnach (Lavon, TX), Tony Jack Beavers (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND., L.P. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670118 on 08/07/2017 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rock bit for blast hole drilling includes: a bit body having a coupling formed at an upper end thereof, a plurality of lower legs, a dome formed between the legs, and a bore formed through the coupling and the dome; a plurality of skirts, each skirt covering a gap formed between adjacent legs and each skirt mounted to edges of adjacent legs; a plurality of roller cones, each rotary cone rotatably mounted to a respective bearing shaft of a respective leg; a row of gage cutters mounted to each roller cone; a row of inner cutters mounted to each roller cone; one or more nose cutters mounted to each roller cone; and a center jet secured in the bore. Each cutter is an insert.

[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]


Mechanically coupling a bearing assembly to a rotating control device
Patent No. 10364625 

Inventor(s): Christopher Allen Grace (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15311257 on 09/30/2014 (1764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A latching assembly for use in a well system is provided. The latching assembly can include an outer mandrel and a running tool coupling assembly coupled to a first longitudinal end of the outer mandrel. The running tool coupling assembly can be operable to couple to a running tool that includes a drill string component. The latching assembly can be controllable using the running tool. The latching assembly can also include a bearing coupling assembly coupled to a second longitudinal end of the outer mandrel that is opposite longitudinally with respect to the first longitudinal end. The bearing coupling assembly can be operable to couple to a bearing assembly. The latching assembly can further include a rotating control device (RCD) coupling assembly coupled to the side of the outer mandrel. The RCD coupling assembly can be operable to couple to an RCD positioned in the well system.

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


Downhole sub with collapsible baffle and methods for use
Patent No. 10364637 

Inventor(s): Matthew James Merron (Carrollton, TX), Zach William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15327869 on 08/22/2014 (1803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A collapsible baffle sub installable within a casing string of a hydrocarbon well. The collapsible baffle sub includes a movable sleeve and a collapsible baffle. By moving the sleeve from a first to a second position using a setting tool, the collapsible baffle is permitted to collapse within the collapsible baffle sub. Once collapsed, the collapsible baffle may receive an untethered object, such as a ball, forming a seal between the untethered object and the collapsible baffle and isolating sections of the wellbore for treatment.

[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]


Differential pressure switch operated downhole fluid flow control system
Patent No. 10364646 

Inventor(s): Liang Zhao (Allen, TX), Xinqi Rong (Karamay, , CN)
Assignee(s): Floway, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206512 on 11/30/2018 (242 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole fluid flow control system includes a fluid control module having an upstream side, a downstream side and a main fluid pathway in parallel with a secondary fluid pathway each extending between the upstream and downstream sides. A valve element disposed within the main fluid pathway has open and closed positions. A viscosity discriminator including a viscosity sensitive channel forms at least a portion of the secondary fluid pathway. A differential pressure switch operable to open and close the valve element includes a first pressure signal from the upstream side, a second pressure signal from the downstream side and a third pressure signal from the secondary fluid pathway. The magnitude of the third signal is dependent upon the viscosity of the fluid flowing through the secondary fluid pathway such that the viscosity of the fluid operates the differential pressure switch, thereby controlling fluid flow through the main fluid pathway.

[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]


Multi-zone fracturing with full wellbore access
Patent No. 10364649 

Inventor(s): Matt James Merron (Carrollton, TX), Zachary W. Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15545635 on 02/06/2015 (1635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for fracturing multiple zones along a length of a wellbore during a single run are provided. A single magnetic shifter device may be lowered on coiled tubing to shift open multiple sleeve assemblies set along the wellbore to expose different fracture zones for desired fracturing treatments. The sleeve assemblies may each include a magnetic sensing system designed to detect a magnetic field output from the shifter device. The magnetic sensing system may output a control signal to an electro-hydraulic lock to collapse a baffle component of the sleeve assembly. Once the baffle is collapsed, an isolation component of the shifter device may engage the collapsed baffle to form a plug through the wellbore. Pressure applied from the surface may push the baffle and a sliding sleeve of the sleeve assembly downward, thereby exposing fracturing ports through the casing of the wellbore.

[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]


Misalignment in coupling shunt tubes of well screen assemblies
Patent No. 10364652 

Inventor(s): Jean-Marc Lopez (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halluburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14762890 on 03/01/2013 (2342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for coupling a shunt tube of a first screen assembly to a shunt tube of a second screen assembly includes an elongate jumper tube and a misalignment joint. The misalignment joint has a first end coupled to the jumper tube. The first end is moveable relative to a second end of the misalignment joint.

[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]


Annular flow rings for sand control screen assemblies
Patent No. 10364656 

Inventor(s): Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15541361 on 09/14/2016 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sand control screen assembly includes a base pipe and a sand screen positioned about an outer surface of the base pipe. An annular flow ring is positioned about the outer surface of the base pipe and is operatively coupled to the sand screen. The annular flow ring includes a cylindrical outer sleeve, a cylindrical inner sleeve received within and coupled to the outer sleeve, and a plurality of radial projections extending radially inward from the inner sleeve to radially support the annular flow ring against the outer surface of the base pipe. A flow annulus is defined between the outer surface of the base pipe and the annular flow ring and the sand screen, and the plurality of radial projections extends into the flow annulus.

[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]


Composite drill gun
Patent No. 10364657 

Inventor(s): Justin Lee Mason (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15554600 on 04/17/2015 (1565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite drill gun for use in a wellbore environment can include a detonation housing containing a detonation source, a composite carrier containing one or more encapsulated charges, and a detonation train connecting the detonation source to the encapsulated charges. The detonation source and each individual encapsulated charge are all sealed with respect to the wellbore environment, and thus the carrier need not be sealed with respect to the wellbore environment. The carrier can be made out of composite materials without worry of leaks into the interior of the carrier, as the detonation source and encapsulated charges are all sealed with respect to the wellbore environment. The composite carrier can be easily drilled out of the wellbore after detonation.

[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]


 

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LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Aerodynamic golf club head
Patent No. 10363463 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Albertsen (Plano, TX), Michael Scott Burnett (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959467 on 04/23/2018 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aerodynamic golf club head with a low center of gravity and producing reduced aerodynamic drag forces. The club head has crown section attributes that impart beneficial aerodynamic properties.

[F15D] FLUID DYNAMICS, i.e. METHODS OR MEANS FOR INFLUENCING THE FLOW OF GASES OR LIQUIDS (fluid-circuit elements F15C)


Exhaust system for marine engine
Patent No. 10364012 

Inventor(s): Richard B. LaPorte (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Indmar Products Company Inc. (Millington, TN)
Law Firm: Wood, Herron Evans, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15443064 on 02/27/2017 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exhaust system for a marine exhaust system includes two identical liquid-cooled exhaust manifolds. Each exhaust manifold has an outlet portion adapted to receive and retain a catalytic converter. Liquid cooled first and second risers are secured to the first and second exhaust manifolds. Bypass hoses enable fluid to pass from each exhaust manifold to its coupled riser. At the outlet of each riser, the cooling fluid and exhaust gas mix in a Y-pipe to create a combined flow. An exhaust outlet conduit downstream of the Y-pipe receives the combined flow and discharges the combined flow.

[F01N] GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES (arrangements in connection with gas exhaust of propulsion units in vehicles B60K 13/00; combustion-air intake silencers specially adapted for, or arranged on, internal-combustion engines F02M 35/00; protecting against, or damping, noise in general G10K 11/16)


Precision threaded locator bushing
Patent No. 10364836 

Inventor(s): Richard V. Miller (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Elijah Tooling, Inc. (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14063567 on 10/25/2013 (2104 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locator bushing is used in combination with a receiving member, such as a fixture plate. The locator bushing is a single integral item having a driver portion and a threaded portion to locate and position devices in relation to the receiving member. The driver portion includes a first locating surface and a drive element. The first locating surface locates the locator bushing in the receiving member. The drive element is configured to receive a rotational force to rotate the driver portion. The threaded portion releasably engages the receiving member and is used to position the locator assembly within the receiving member. The driver portion includes a second locating surface to selectively locate and position an insert device relative to both the locator assembly and the receiving member.

[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)


Helical drive coupling
Patent No. 10364848 

Inventor(s): Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Michael S. Seifert (Southlake, TX), Russell L. Mueller (Dallas, TX), Steven K. Spears (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15190790 on 06/23/2016 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drive coupling has first and second coaxial end adapters. A first set of at least two coaxial helical elements has a first end of each element attached to the first end adapter, and a second end of each element is coupled to the second end adapter. At least one biasing device biases the end adapters relative to each other. Torque applied to one of the end adapters is transferred through the first set of helical elements to the other end adapter, the helical elements allowing for misalignment of the end adapters during operation.

[F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2]


Valve plug assembly for pressure regulator
Patent No. 10364896 

Inventor(s): Chun Lin (McKinney, TX), Roy R. Pelfrey (Sherman, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15456161 on 03/10/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve plug adapted for sealing engagement with a seat ring. The valve plug includes a cylindrical body with an annular flange having a groove. A pair of bores is disposed in the body, each bore having a first diameter, a first end, and a second end disposed within the body. Each bore is also adapted to receive a fastener to couple the valve plug to a mounting portion, and a recess is disposed at the second end of the bore, forming a stepped portion. The recess is adapted to receive at least one of a portion of a retainer or a portion of the fastener. A sealing disk is disposed within the groove of the annular flange and is one of a machined sealing disk or a molded sealing disk.

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


Burner flame control
Patent No. 10364983 

Inventor(s): Christopher Michael McMillon (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15560369 on 04/21/2015 (1561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for controlling the direction of a burner flame exposed to potentially impinging wind or other air flows. At least one fluid nozzle is mounted in proximity to a burner nozzle. The fluid nozzle is configured to produce a spray of fluid provided by a fluid supply system. As the spray is produced, an area of low pressure is created near the fluid nozzle, creating a buffer air flow around the spray. The buffer air flow is directed towards the potentially impinging air flow such that at least a portion of the potentially impinging air flow is counteracted and no longer impinges upon the burner flame. One or more fluid nozzles may be used in the burner flame control system to counteract one or more air flows. The burner flame control system may also include one or more sensors for providing feedback to an operator or control system capable of adjusting the burner control system by, for example, changing the spray pattern, position, or orientation of the nozzle or by changing the volume and pressure of fluid supplied to the fluid nozzle.

[F23D] BURNERS


Method and apparatus for system diagnostics using accelerometers
Patent No. 10364999 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Payam Delgoshaei (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154906 on 10/09/2018 (294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of monitoring component health of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The method includes measuring, by an accelerometer associated with at least one component of the HVAC system, of vibration of the at least one component, receiving, by a controller, actual vibration data reflective of the measured vibration, determining, using the controller, whether the actual vibration data differs from pre-defined acceptable baseline vibration data by more than an acceptable amount, and responsive to a positive determination in the determining step, forwarding, by the controller, information regarding the determination to a monitoring device to monitor operation of the component.

[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)


Liquid line charge compensator
Patent No. 10365022 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Ian Burmania (Rockwall, TX), Mark Olsen (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967854 on 05/01/2018 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for reducing discharge pressure includes a compensator reservoir and a compensator line. The compensator line connects the compensator reservoir and a liquid line. The liquid line connects an outdoor heat exchanger and an indoor heat exchanger of a reversible HVAC system. The compensator line includes a connection to the compensator reservoir and a connection to the liquid line. A first expansion device is disposed in the liquid line and configured to only act on refrigerant flowing towards the outdoor heat exchanger. A second expansion device disposed in the liquid line and configured to only act on refrigerant flowing towards the indoor heat exchanger. The compensator is operable to receive refrigerant, driven by pressure, from the HVAC system, and further operable to allow refrigerant to flow back into the HVAC system.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Methods and systems for operating HVAC systems in low load conditions
Patent No. 10365025 

Inventor(s): Der-Kai Hung (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14930291 on 11/02/2015 (1366 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprising a compressor, a first valve coupled to the compressor and coupled to a first coil, a first expansion valve coupled to the first coil, a second coil, and a second expansion valve. The second expansion valve coupled to a third coil, a second valve coupled to the compressor and the third coil. A controller operable to operate the first valve, the first expansion valve, the second expansion valve, and the second valve. The second coil is coupled to the compressor and the refrigerant flows from the second coil to the compressor.

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


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 10365074 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886325 on 02/01/2018 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric ammunition cartridge having a generally cylindrical neck having a projectile aperture at a first end, an outer shoulder surface that extends from the generally cylindrical neck, an outer shoulder angle defined by the outer shoulder surface, an inner shoulder surface on the inside of the polymer nose opposite the outer shoulder surface, an inner shoulder angle defined by the outer shoulder surface, a skirt surface extending from the inner shoulder surface, a skirt angle defined by the skirt surface, and a nose junction that extends from the outer shoulder surface to the skirt surface, wherein the nose junction is adapted to mate to a polymer cartridge.

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


Display device housing and form-fitted configuration
Patent No. 10365684 

Inventor(s): Douglas N. Laube (Farmersville, TX), Phong Viet-Thanh Le (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): AMX, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15832516 on 12/05/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A display device may be mounted at a predetermined angle via a free-standing display housing. In one example, the display device bracket may include at least two spring loaded tabs and a display monitor affixed to the display device bracket. A base mount may be on a resting surface with at least one side that is configured to make contact with the display device. A rear housing cover may also be included with at least two receiving tabs form-fitted to receive the spring loaded tabs and provide a secure spring-loaded locking position that maintains the display device bracket in a locked position and in an upright predefined angled viewing position.

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


 

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Anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) angle sensor
Patent No. 10365123 

Inventor(s): Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Erika Lynn Mazotti (San Martin, CA), William David French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15656749 on 07/21/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to an anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) angle sensor. The sensor comprises a first Wheatstone bridge comprising a first serpentine resistor, a second serpentine resistor, a third serpentine resistor, and a fourth serpentine resistor. The sensor also comprises a second Wheatstone bridge comprising a fifth serpentine resistor, a sixth serpentine resistor, a seventh serpentine resistor, and an eighth serpentine resistor. The serpentine resistors comprise anisotropic magneto-resistive material that changes resistance in response to a change in an applied magnetic field. The sensor also includes a surrounding of anisotropic magneto-resistive material disposed in substantially a same plane as the serpentine resistors, enclosing the serpentine resistors, and electrically isolated from the serpentine resistors. The first Wheatstone bridge, the second Wheatstone bridge, and the surrounding of anisotropic magneto-resistive material are part of a sensor die.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Vehicle suspension system bracket pocket dimensional verifier tools and methods of use
Patent No. 10365185 

Inventor(s): Christopher T. Clark (San Antonio, 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: 15151969 on 05/11/2016 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods to use a tool for dimensional verification of a vehicle frame suspension system bracket pocket having first and second cam slots, the tool including a first sub-assembly configured for insertion through and registration of the first cam slot; a second sub-assembly configured for insertion through and registration of the second cam slot; and an intermediate sub-assembly disposed between and attachable to the first and second sub-assemblies via a shaft, the intermediate sub-assembly including an extension rod receiving feature defining at least one extension rod receiving aperture; wherein the sub-assemblies lock against the bracket walls to define a horizontal center axis and are adjustable to determine and register a center point along an intersecting vertical center axis between the first and second cam slots that is alignable with the at least one extension rod receiving aperture.

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


Ambiguous radar range resolution using range lookup table
Patent No. 10365359 

Inventor(s): Carlos A. Martinez (Mckinney, TX), Justin R. Beitelspacher (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15148157 on 05/06/2016 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method for determining range to targets using an M-of-N range resolver includes transmitting multiple coherent processing interval (CPI) signals with different pulse repetition frequencies (PRFs) towards the targets, receiving and storing threshold hits from prior N1 CPIs; converting the threshold hits from the current CPI and prior N1 CPIs to range unfolded threshold hits; generating a lookup table of the plurality of range unfolded threshold hits from the prior N1 CPIs; determining the number of the prior N1 CPIs in which a range unfolded threshold hit from the current CPI has at least one range coincident range unfolded threshold hit from a prior CPI utilizing the lookup table; generating a range resolved threshold hit when the number is greater than or equal to M1; accumulating range resolved threshold hits; and determining the range to the targets.

[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


Vapor control for storage tank with pump off unit
Patent No. 10365668 

Inventor(s): Randy Swan (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15689387 on 08/29/2017 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method removes well fluids, which include gas and liquids, from a storage tank. The storage tank has a gas relief valve that opens to admit atmospheric air into the storage tank when the pressure of a gas cap decreases below a vacuum threshold pressure. Well fluids flow into the storage tank and the level of liquid is monitored. When the level reaches a first level, a pump is operated by a controller to remove liquid from the storage tank. The pressure in the gas cap is monitored while the pump is operating. The speed of the pump is adjusted to maintain the gas cap pressure above the predetermined pressure and avoid the introduction of atmospheric air into the gas cap.

[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)


Measuring internal voltages of packaged electronic devices
Patent No. 10365678 

Inventor(s): Maciej Piotr Jankowski (Munich, , DE), Peng Cao (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973691 on 05/08/2018 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: An method comprising activating an internal switch within a packaged electronic device to connect to a reference ground of an internal voltage source to a first input of an analog front end, receiving an external ground potential voltage at a first package pin of the packaged electronic device, generating a zero detector output signal for the packaged electronic device at a second package pin, activating the internal switch to connect the first input of the analog front end to the internal voltage source, receiving a second voltage level at the first package pin that generates a second output signal that matches the zero detector output signal, and receiving trim instructions to trim an internal voltage generated by the internal voltage source to a voltage level that is closer to a target voltage level.

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


Frequency execution monitoring in a real-time embedded system
Patent No. 10365683 

Inventor(s): David P. Magee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14272120 on 05/07/2014 (1910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes reading first and second timer count values from a timer, wherein the first timer count value is associated with a first time point and the second timer count value is associated with a second time point, calculating a difference between the first and the second timer count values, and determining whether the difference is within a range, wherein the range is based on a desired executing frequency to perform a computing task, a variation of the desired executing frequency, and a timer frequency. Further, based on the difference not being within the range, the method includes setting an error flag value to be true and incrementing an error count value.

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


Discrete power control of components within a computer system
Patent No. 10365704 

Inventor(s): Laurent Geffroy (Saint Laurent du Var, , FR), Robert J. Nychka (Wills Point, TX), Sonu Arora (Karnataka, , IN), Vipin Verma (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14864329 on 09/24/2015 (1405 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for discrete power control of components within a computer system are described herein. Some illustrative embodiments include a system that includes a subsystem with a plurality of components (configurable to operate at one or more power levels), a control register (coupled to the plurality of components) including a plurality of bits (each uniquely associated with a one of the plurality of components), and a power controller coupled to, and configurable to cause, the plurality of components to operate at the one or more power levels. The power controller asserts a signal transmitted to the subsystem, commanding the subsystem to transition to a first power level. A first of the plurality of components, associated with an asserted bit of the control register, operates at a second power level corresponding to a level of power consumption different from that of the first power level indicated by the power controller.

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


Capacitive position sensing with pressure compensation using dual-electrode sensor
Patent No. 10365761 

Inventor(s): Dongtai Liu (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14673870 on 03/30/2015 (1583 days app to issue)

Abstract: A capacitive sensing methodology is suitable for sensing touch position along a sensor track based on touch capacitance based on touch position and touch pressure. The method is operable with a capacitive sensor including first and second capacitive sensor electrodes juxtaposed in a complementary configuration to define the sensor track, the complementary first and second sensor electrodes configured such that, as touch position moves along the sensor track, the electrode capacitance C[subscript]SA [/subscript]of one sensor electrode monotonically decreases, and the electrode capacitance C[subscript]SB [/subscript]of the complementary other sensor electrode monotonically increases, so that the touch capacitance corresponds to a combination of C[subscript]SA [/subscript]and C[subscript]SB[/subscript]. Pressure-compensated touch position data is generated from touch position information generated based on position and pressure functions, where the position function generates position information based on C[subscript]SA [/subscript]and C[subscript]SB[/subscript], and the pressure function generates pressure information based on C[subscript]SA [/subscript]and C[subscript]SB[/subscript].

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


Method, device, and system for implementing hardware acceleration processing
Patent No. 10365830 

Inventor(s): Jinshui Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15786207 on 10/17/2017 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, device, and system for implementing hardware acceleration processing, where the method includes memory mapping input/output (MMIO) processing being performed on a data buffer address of a hardware acceleration processor in order to obtain an address in addressing space of a central processing unit (CPU). In addition, a network adapter has a remote direct memory access (RDMA) or a direct memory access (DMA) function. Alternatively, a network adapter of a hardware acceleration device can directly send received data on which the hardware acceleration processing is to be performed to a hardware acceleration processor. In this way, resource consumption is reduced when the CPU of a computer device receives and forwards the data on which the hardware acceleration processing is to be performed, and in addition, storage space of a memory of the computer device is saved.

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


Non-volatile storage systems with go to sleep adaption
Patent No. 10365841 

Inventor(s): Ram Fishler (M.P. Misgav, , IL), Reuven Elhamias (Kfar Vradim, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14798199 on 07/13/2015 (1478 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system goes into a low-power standby sleep mode to reduce power consumption if a host command is not received within delay period. The duration of this delay period is adjustable. In one set of embodiments, host commands can specify the delay value, the operation types to which it applies, and whether the value is power the current power session or to be used to reset a default value as well. In other aspects, the parameters related to the delay value are kept in a host resettable parameter file. In other embodiments, the memory system monitors the time between host commands and adjusts this delay automatically.

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


Sample-based multidimensional data cloning
Patent No. 10365893 

Inventor(s): Jiangsheng Yu (San Jose, CA), Shijun Ma (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15474801 on 03/30/2017 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for generating a data set comprising random numbers that are distributed by a multivariate population distribution. A set of empirical cumulative distribution functions are constructed from a collection of multidimensional random samples of the multivariate population, where each empirical cumulative distribution function is constructed from observations of a random variable. A number of multidimensional sample points are sampled from the collection of multidimensional random samples and the number of multidimensional sample points are each replaced with random neighbors to generate cloned data.

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


Systems and methods for managing data input/output operations in a virtual computing environment
Patent No. 10365938 

Inventor(s): Hrishikesh A. Vidwans (San Jose, CA), Manish R. Apte (San Jose, CA), Michael F. Brown (Arlington, MA), Vikram Joshi (Los Gatos, CA), Yang Luan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14933806 on 11/05/2015 (1363 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data input/output operations are described that include virtual machines operating with a shared storage within a host. In such a system, a computer-implemented method is provided for dynamically provisioning cache storage while operating system applications continue to operate, including stalling the virtual machine”s local cache storage operations, changing the provision of cache storage size; and resuming the operations of the virtual machine.

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


Data processing platform monitoring
Patent No. 10365964 

Inventor(s): Mayur Gupta (Frisco, TX), Ragupathi Subburasu (Frisco, TX), Ravi Kiran Palamari (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994640 on 05/31/2018 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive error data indicating that an error occurred, the error being associated with a data processing job scheduled to be performed by a data processing platform. The device may identify input data for the data processing job associated with the error and determine that the error is based on the data processing platform not receiving the input data. In addition, the device may determine a location of the input data and determine a measure of priority associated with the data processing job. Based on the location of the input data and the measure of priority, the device may perform an action to correct the error.

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


Apparatus, system, and method for destaging cached data
Patent No. 10366002 

Inventor(s): David Atkisson (Draper, UT), David Flynn (Sandy, UT)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14822351 on 08/10/2015 (1450 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for destaging cached data. A method includes caching write in a nonvolatile solid-state cache by appending the data to a log of the nonvolatile solid-state cache. The log includes a sequential, log-based structure preserved in the nonvolatile solid-state cache. A method includes destaging at least a portion of the data from the nonvolatile solid-state cache to the backing store in a cache log order. The cache log order comprises an order in which the data was appended to the log of the nonvolatile solid-state cache.

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


Caching structure for nested preemption
Patent No. 10366013 

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Lee McFearin (Plano, TX), Sushma Wokhlu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14997026 on 01/15/2016 (1292 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method of managing operation of a cache memory. The system and method assign each nested task a level, and each task within a nested level an instance. Using the assigned task levels and instances, the cache management module is able to determine which cache entries to evict from cache when space is needed, and which evicted cache entries to recover upon completion of preempting tasks.

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


Infrastructure management system with support for breakout cables
Patent No. 10366034 

Inventor(s): Danny L. Satterthwaite (Allen, TX), Lary Blake Van Scoy (Allen, TX), LeaAnn Harrison Carl (Plano, TX), Ryan Enge (Carrollton, TX), Yu Zhong (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15158071 on 05/18/2016 (1168 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method of tracking, using an automated infrastructure management (AIM) system, connections made using a breakout cable. The breakout cable comprises a plurality of breakout connectors at a breakout end of the breakout cable. The method comprises identifying a sequence for adding or removing connections involving the breakout connectors of the breakout cable, identifying events associated with adding or removing connections involving the breakout connectors of the breakout cable, and associating the breakout connectors of the breakout cable with added or removed connections based on the identified sequence and the identified events. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Computer architecture for emulating n-dimensional workspaces in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10366141 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of American Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701294 on 09/11/2017 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a node in a correlithm object processing system that includes a node engine. The node engine is configured to receive an input correlithm object and to determine distances between the input correlithm object and source correlithm objects in a node table. A correlithm object is a point in an n-dimensional space represented by a binary string. The distance between the input correlithm object and a source correlithm object is determined based on differences between a binary string representing the input correlithm object and binary strings linked with the source correlithm objects. The node engine is configured to identify a source correlithm object from the node table with the shortest distance, to fetch a target correlithm object from the node table linked with the identified source correlithm object, and to output the identified target correlithm object.

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


System and method for designing power systems
Patent No. 10366193 

Inventor(s): Abishek Gupta (Frisco, TX), Andres Preciado (San Francisco, CA), Dien Mac (San Jose, CA), Marcos Lopez (Wylie, TX), Pavani Jella (Campbell, CA), Satyanandakishore Venkata Vanapalli (Campbell, CA), Tim Reyes (San Jose, TX,
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15182767 on 06/15/2016 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments, a system and method for automated system power supply design is provided. The system and method enables circuit designers to quickly and independently design complicated single or multi rail power supply systems including multiple loads and sequencing requirements. The power solutions offered to designers may include all required power supplies to power up the loads including sequencers and load switches. The power supply design system may be implemented on a standalone processing unit, a distributed computing network, internet based web application, or among various other network applications.

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


Preventing unauthorized access to secured information using identification techniques
Patent No. 10366219 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15353703 on 11/16/2016 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle computing platform may receive driver sensor data indicating whether a driver seat in a vehicle is occupied. The vehicle computing platform may determine, based on the driver sensor data, an identity of a driver of the vehicle. The vehicle computing platform may receive passenger sensor data indicating whether a passenger seat in the vehicle is occupied. The vehicle computing platform may, based on the passenger sensor data indicating that the passenger seat in the vehicle is occupied, obscure information on a screen of the vehicle.

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


Systems and methods for site-specific tracking of snowfall
Patent No. 10366357 

Inventor(s): Lex M. Mason, Sr. (Dallas, TX), Venkataramu L. Bangalore (Plano, TX), William C. Savelle, Jr. (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Telsco Industries, Inc. (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14683937 on 04/10/2015 (1572 days app to issue)

Abstract: A central server containing a database receives snowfall data from weather stations that are contained at a multitude of different sites within a defined geographical area. The central server stores the snowfall data in the database, correlating the data with various user accounts. For instance, the data is correlated with the account of the owner of the site from which the data was received, and with the accounts of landscape contractors whom the owner of the site has engaged to clear snow from his site. The central server provides alerts to various user accounts based on the snowfall data. For instance, the server provides alerts to site owners based on the snowfall at their sites, and to landscape contractors based on the snowfall at sites they are engaged to clear snow from.

[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]


Marker code generation for resource distribution authority flagging
Patent No. 10366392 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15404336 on 01/12/2017 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for generating unique marker codes for security implementation and deployment during authentication required resource disbursement. In this way, marker codes may be generated and associated with one or more resource disbursement mechanisms. The marker codes may be distributed and stored at third party devices. Upon identification of an input of a marker code, a specific response may be triggered. One or more marker codes may be associated with each disbursement mechanisms triggering various levels of responses from monitoring the resource disbursement to queuing communication with third party authorities for real-time dispatch. Thus, the system creates marker codes associated with non-obvious cues that control resource disbursement.

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


Systems and methods for using mobile device location information to determine proximity and line of sight to structures
Patent No. 10366409 

Inventor(s): Kelvin L. Moseman (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Cellco Partnership (Basking Ridge, NJ), Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15619381 on 06/09/2017 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may determine a field of view of a structure; identify a set of road segments that fall within the view area of the advertising unit; and identify mobile devices that have been physically located at locations associated with the road segments within the field of view (e.g., located within vehicles that have traversed the road segments). The system may further receive a request for a report that indicates a quantity or other information (e.g., demographics information) regarding the identified mobile devices over a period of time.

[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]


Optimized route sharing
Patent No. 10366460 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15057262 on 03/01/2016 (1246 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a first traveler profile and additional traveler profiles. Each traveler profile is associated with a mobile device. The method further includes, for the first traveler profile, determining a first travel pattern, based on geographically tracking the first traveler mobile device, and determining an additional travel patterns, based on geographically tracking the additional travelers” mobile devices. The method further includes determining a compatible route between the first traveler profile and a compatible traveler profile, based on optimizing the first travel pattern with the additional travel patterns, wherein the first traveler profile includes an optimal driver for the at least one compatible route. The computer-implemented method further includes presenting to the first traveler profile, via its mobile device, a suggestion that the first traveler profile become a driver profile for at least one travel application. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.

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


Universal and adaptive de-mosaicing (CFA) system
Patent No. 10366471 

Inventor(s): Denis Beaudoin (Rowlett, TX), Gang Hua (Katy, TX), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15349609 on 11/11/2016 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of de-mosaicing pixel data from an image processor includes generating a pixel block that includes a plurality of image pixels. The method also includes determining a first image gradient between a first set of pixels of the pixel block and a second image gradient between a second set of pixels of the pixel block. The method also includes determining a first adaptive threshold value based on intensity of a third set of pixels of the pixel block. The pixels of the third set of pixels are adjacent to one another. The method also includes filtering the pixel block in a vertical, horizontal, or neutral direction based on the first and second image gradients and the first adaptive threshold value utilizing a plurality of FIR filters to generate a plurality of component images.

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


System and method for combining 3D images in color
Patent No. 10366545 

Inventor(s): John L. Tomich (Coppell, TX), Raymond Samaniego (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16138764 on 09/21/2018 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for visualizing data obtained by performing a three-dimensional scan with penetrating radiation. Raw density arrays are formed from the scan, each raw density array being a three-dimensional array. A processed density array is formed by one or more operations, such as taking the difference between two raw density arrays, rotating the processed density array, multiplying the processed density array by a front-lighting array, and projecting the processed density array onto a plane to form an image, the projecting including calculating one or more of a plurality of statistics for each of a set of vectors each corresponding to a pixel of the image, the plurality of statistics including a vector mean, a vector maximum, and a vector standard deviation.

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


Devices and systems for detecting unauthorized communication of data from a magnetic stripe device or embedded smart chip device
Patent No. 10366582 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15188659 on 06/21/2016 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and the like for determining unauthorized communication of data from a card device equipped with a magnetic stripe and/or smart chip. The card device is able to count by recording the number of instances in which the card device has either been swiped at a magnetic card reader or communicated data via an embedded Integrated Circuit (IC). In specific embodiments, the device is further configured to differentiate between authorized swipes/data communications and unauthorized data communications.

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


Combination air freshener and security alarm
Patent No. 10366598 

Inventor(s): Wilson Ekanyie Ashu (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15436783 on 02/18/2017 (892 days app to issue)

Abstract: A combination air freshener and security alarm includes a housing having a touch-screen display that programs and controls a plurality of sensors, a cellular-transmission module and a fragrance-dispersal mechanism. Therefore, a user can designate which of a plurality of desired fragrances will be dispersed at select intervals. In addition, if the sensors detect any unusual noise, airborne contaminants, excessive heat or motion in the surrounding area, a distress signal is wirelessly transmitted to a remote electronic device.

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


Sense circuit with two-step clock signal for consecutive sensing
Patent No. 10366729 

Inventor(s): Anirudh Amarnath (San Jose, CA), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630079 on 06/22/2017 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sense circuit is provided in which the threshold voltage of a memory cell is sensed relative to two different levels using a single control gate voltage on the memory cell. These two levels can be lower and higher verify voltages of a data state in a programming operation, or two read levels of a read operation. A sense node is charged up to a peak level by a pre-charge voltage and by capacitive coupling. The sense node then discharges into the bit line. The sense node voltage is decreased first and second times by capacitive coupling after which first and second bits of data are output based on a level of the sense node. The first and second bits indicate a level of the sense node relative to the lower and higher verify voltages, respectively.

[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)


Management of strobe/clock phase tolerances during extended write preambles
Patent No. 10366737 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850744 on 12/21/2017 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices coupled to host devices may receive clocking signals and data strobe signals during write operations, which may present a skew. Memory specifications may include Write Preambles, preambles in the data signal provided at the beginning of write operations. Memory devices that decode particular features in the preamble, and that may relax the skew tolerances are provided. The memory devices may include configurable decoders that may be adjusted based on the features in the preamble or the preamble type. For example, memory devices may employ a rising edge, a falling edge, a low level, or a high level based on the specific type of preamble. Skew tolerances between the clock and the data strobe signals may be further improved by employing early write command launch points, using a training mechanism.

[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)


State dependent sense circuits and sense operations for storage devices
Patent No. 10366739 

Inventor(s): Anirudh Amarnath (San Jose, CA), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15627947 on 06/20/2017 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes selected sense circuits configured to be connected to selected bit lines and unselected sense circuits configured to be connected to unselected bit lines during a sense operation. A voltage supply circuit may supply a selected pulse and an unselected pulse to the selected and unselected sense circuits. The selected sense circuits may pass the selected pulse to associated charge-storing circuits, and reject the unselected pulse. The unselected sense circuits may pass the unselected pulse to associated charge-storing circuits, and reject the selected pulse. In addition, voltage-setting circuitry may set sense voltages in the unselected sense circuits to a pre-sense level that matches the pre-sense level of communication voltages in the unselected sense circuits.

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


Memory device parallelizer
Patent No. 10366742 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15891356 on 02/07/2018 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory device and methods for controlling the memory device include an input buffer of the memory device receives input data from external to the memory device and outputs serial data. A serial shift register that shifts in the serial data and to output the serial data in a parallel format as parallel data. A parallel register that receives the parallel data from the serial shift register and buffered data directly from the input buffer. The parallel register that passes the parallel data and the buffered data to a data write bus to be stored memory banks of the memory device. Serial-to-parallel conversion circuitry controls loading of the parallel register from the serial shift register and the input buffer. The serial-to-parallel conversion circuitry utilizes a first loading signal to load the buffered data into the parallel register and a second loading signal to load the parallel data into the parallel register.

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


Memory with a reduced array data bus footprint
Patent No. 10366743 

Inventor(s): Byung S. Moon (Plano, TX), Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15976716 on 05/10/2018 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices and systems in which array data lines of a local data bus are shared between two or more memory bank groups in a memory array. In one embodiment, a memory device is provided, comprising a memory array, I/O gating circuitry, and a local data bus. The local data bus can include a plurality of array data lines shared between two or more memory bank groups of the memory array. The local data bus can electrically couple and transfer data between the two or more memory bank groups and the I/O gating circuitry. In some embodiments, one or more data latches can be electrically coupled to the local data bus to (i) transfer data off the local data bus to free the plurality of data lines for subsequent data transfers and/or (ii) match varying data propagation timings on the local data with column generations of the memory bank groups.

[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)


Duty cycle and skew correction for output signals generated in source synchronous systems
Patent No. 10367493 

Inventor(s): Ravindra Arjun Madpur (Bangalore, , IN), Sravanti Addepalli (Bengaluru, , IN), Sridhar Yadala (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16008640 on 06/14/2018 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first integrated circuit configured to send data to a second integrated circuit may perform a duty cycle correction process and/or a skew correction process. For duty cycle correction, a data-in input buffer is enabled to feedback an output clock signal from an output clock node to a duty cycle correction circuit that adjusts a delay of a clock signal received from a delay-locked loop circuit. For skew correction, data-in input buffers are enabled to feedback an output clock signal and an output data signal to adjust delay amounts of delay circuits that adjust delays of clock signals output to clock inputs of output path circuits.

[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)


Image processing device and image processing method
Patent No. 10368070 

Inventor(s): Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15656048 on 07/21/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image processing device includes a buffer for receiving encoded image data, and a processor to execute instructions that cause the processor to: decode the encoded image data from the buffer to generate quantized transform coefficient data; inversely quantize the quantized transform coefficient data using a 3232 quantization matrix to generate predicted error data, the 3232 quantization matrix includes a duplicate of at least one of two elements adjacent to each other from an 88 quantization matrix; and combine the predicted error data with a predicted image to generate decoded image data.

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


Unmanned aerial vehicle guidance and communication device with system and method
Patent No. 10368295 

Inventor(s): John DeBusk (Irving, TX), Michael Frazier (Irving, TX), Timothy Taylor (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): FreeFlight Systems, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15165301 on 05/26/2016 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication device of a communication system to guide unmanned aerial vehicles.

[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)


 

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Electrical outlet cover with integrated lighting
Patent No. 10364977 

Inventor(s): Donnye Winship (Dallas, TX), Michael O”Reilly (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): O”Reilly Winship, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984005 on 05/18/2018 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting device and system having a faceplate and a backplate. The faceplate or the backplate may have an arm or a set of arms having electrical conductors to connect or couple to the electrical contact points of an outlet, plug, or switch. The electrical conductors can receive a voltage from a voltage source such as an AC voltage source. A voltage regulation circuit may provide for the regulation or conversion of the voltage source. A switch can allow for a control circuit connected to the voltage regulation circuit to be bypassed or switch from one operational mode to another operational mode. The operational modes may be in an emergency lighting mode, and a nightlight mode. The voltage source can be connected to a light source or sensor through the control circuit or the switch, and the light source may be activated based on the output of the sensor.

[H02G] INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES (insulated conductors or cables with arrangements for facilitating mounting or securing H01B 7/40; distribution points incorporating switches H02B; guiding telephone cords H04M 1/15; cable ducts or mountings for telephone or telegraph exchange installations H04Q 1/06)


Transport communication pairing
Patent No. 10365113 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15846852 on 12/19/2017 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and non-transitory computer readable storage medium, in one embodiment, associating at least one wireless device and at least one user, requesting audio information from at least one remote source by the at least one wireless device, receiving the audio information from the remote source, broadcasting an audio identifier to the at least one wireless device, using the audio information, authenticating the association between the at least one wireless device and at least one transport, based on the audio information, determining at least one characteristic of the at least one user based on at least one of at least one user search history and at least one user preference selection and determining at least one probable route of the at least one transport based on the at least one characteristic and at least one of at least one route history and at least one input destination.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for calibration of optical signals in semiconductor process systems
Patent No. 10365212 

Inventor(s): Andrew Weeks Kueny (Carrollton, TX), John D. Corless (Carrollton, TX), Mark Anthony Meloni (Carrollton, TX), Mike Whelan (Carrollton, TX), Rick Daignault (Carrollton, TX), Sean Lynes (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Verity Instruments, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15802286 on 11/02/2017 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides an optical calibration device for in-chamber calibration of optical signals associated with a processing chamber, a characterization system for plasma processing chambers, methods of characterizing plasma processing chambers, and a chamber characterizer. In one example, the optical calibration device includes: (1) an enclosure, (2) an optical source located within the enclosure and configured to provide a source light having a continuous spectrum, and (3) optical shaping elements located within the enclosure and configured to form the source light into a calibrating light that approximates a plasma emission during an operation within the processing chamber.

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


Shunt strip
Patent No. 10365303 

Inventor(s): Fatt Seng Yue (Kuala Lumpur, , MY), Wan Mohd Misuari Suleiman (Kuala Lumpur, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15141639 on 04/28/2016 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shunt strip that includes a plurality of shunts arranged in a grid with each of the shunts spaced from an adjacent shunt by a shunt-gap. A plurality of tabs connect the plurality of shunts and at least one tab is positioned within each shunt-gap. Also, a shunt with a generally parallelepiped shaped body has severed tab portions extending outwardly and downwardly from the body.

[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]


Night sky spatial orientation using color and surface fusion
Patent No. 10365487 

Inventor(s): David C. Barnes (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14747633 on 06/23/2015 (1498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating an optical system is described. An image is detected. A digital image signal based on a spatially varying luminance level of the detected image is received. Horizon data, separate from the digital image signal, indicating the position of a horizon where a sky is adjacent the horizon, is received. The position of the horizon is determined based on the received horizon data. A fused image signal is provided based on the received digital image signal and the determined position of the horizon where a sky region indicative of the sky is provided with an enhanced color fused with the varying luminance level of the detected image. A full color display displays a fused image based on the fused image signal. A corresponding optical system is also described.

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


Methods and apparatus for semiconductor device having bi-material die attach layer
Patent No. 10366944 

Inventor(s): Rongwei Zhang (Plano, TX), Vikas Gupta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973828 on 05/08/2018 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a device including a semiconductor die having a first surface with bond pads and an opposite second surface attached to a substrate by an adhesive layer covering at least a portion of the surface area of the second surface. The adhesive layer includes first zones composed of a first polymeric compound and adding up to a first portion of the surface area, and second zones composed of a second polymeric compound and adding up to a second portion of the surface area, the first zones and the second zones being contiguous. The first polymeric compound has a first modulus and the second polymeric compound has a second modulus greater than the first modulus.

[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]


Flat no-lead packages with electroplated edges
Patent No. 10366947 

Inventor(s): Alok Kumar Lohia (Dallas, TX), Andy Quang Tran (Grand Prairie, TX), Reynaldo Corpuz Javier (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15438533 on 02/21/2017 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lead frame sheet of flat no-lead lead frames having a semiconductor die on a die pad, terminals, and plastic encapsulation except on a back side of the sheet to provide an exposed thermal die pad, exposed side walls, and exposed back sides of the terminals. A solder wetable metal or metal alloy plating layer is on the back side and on the exposed the walls of the terminals. The exposed thermal pad and the back side of the terminals each include a contact region which lacks the plating layer.

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


Methods and apparatus for compensation and current spreading correction in shared drain multi-channel load switch
Patent No. 10366987 

Inventor(s): David J. Baldwin (Allen, TX), Hector X. Roman (Dallas, TX), Md. Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15211450 on 07/15/2016 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described example embodiments include an integrated circuit having a first channel area with a first FET formed in a semiconductor substrate, the substrate providing a contact to the drain. A second channel area includes a second FET formed in the semiconductor substrate. A pilot FET couples to the first FET in a current mirror configuration. A third FET has a conductivity opposite the first and second FETs and couples to the source of the pilot FET. An op amp includes an output coupled to the gate of the third FET. Signals from the drain of the second FET and the source of the pilot FET couple to the inverting input of the op amp. Signals from the source of the first FET and the drain of the first FET couple to the non-inverting input of the op amp. Methods and additional apparatus are disclosed.

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


Transistor structure including a scandium gallium nitride back-barrier layer
Patent No. 10367087 

Inventor(s): Robert L. Coffie (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125733 on 09/09/2018 (324 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transistor structure including a scandium gallium nitride back-barrier layer. For instance, the transistor structure may include a buffer layer disposed on a substrate and a back-barrier layer disposed on the buffer layer, the back-barrier layer including scandium gallium nitride (Sc[subscript]x[/subscript]Ga[subscript]1-x[/subscript]N). The transistor structure may further include a channel layer disposed on the back-barrier layer, and a barrier layer disposed on the channel layer. The barrier layer may include at least one of aluminum gallium nitride, indium gallium aluminum nitride, scandium aluminum nitride, scandium aluminum gallium nitride, or indium gallium boron aluminum nitride. The transistor structure may be incorporated into a high electron mobility transistor (HEMT).

[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]


Use of electrical power multiplication for power smoothing in power distribution
Patent No. 10367244 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, Inc. (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15359967 on 11/23/2016 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for power smoothing in power distribution and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a power multiplying network is provided that comprises a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplying network is coupled to a power distribution network. The power multiplying network is configured to store power from and supply power to the power distribution network.

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


Base station antennas with remotely reconfigurable electronic downtilt control paths and related methods of reconfiguring such antennas
Patent No. 10367261 

Inventor(s): Bobby W. Webb (Allen, TX), Shirley Forsythe (Sachse, TX), William G. Sarver, Jr. (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606013 on 05/26/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of configuring base station antennas are provided in which reconfiguration data is transmitted to a controller of the antenna from a remote location. Connections between a plurality of remote electronic tilt (RET) units that are mounted within the antenna and a plurality of control ports of the antenna are then reconfigured in response to receipt of the reconfiguration data.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Load regulation for the isolated output in an isolated buck converter
Patent No. 10367420 

Inventor(s): David Simon Baba (Phoenix, AZ), Vijay N. Choudhary (Chandler, AZ)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15093011 on 04/07/2016 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and circuits for regulating the voltage of the isolated output of an isolated buck converter. Pursuant to a representative method, a parameter of the primary side of an isolated buck transformer is measured, wherein the parameter is dependent in part upon the output voltage on the secondary side of the transformer. The duty cycle of the isolated buck converter is set based at least in part on the value of the measured parameter.

[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]


Wafer-level-packaged BAW devices with surface mount connection structures
Patent No. 10367470 

Inventor(s): Bang Nguyen (Richardson, TX), Matthew L. Wasilik (Plano, TX), Robert Kraft (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: 15727117 on 10/06/2017 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a Wafer-Level-Packaged (WLP) Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) device that includes a BAW resonator, a WLP enclosure, and a surface mount connection structure. The BAW resonator includes a piezoelectric layer with an opening and a bottom electrode lead underneath the piezoelectric layer, such that a portion of the bottom electrode lead is exposed through the opening of the piezoelectric layer. The WLP enclosure includes a cap and an outer wall that extends from the cap toward the piezoelectric layer to form a cavity. The opening of the piezoelectric layer is outside the cavity. The surface mount connection structure covers a portion of a top surface of the cap and extends continuously over a side portion of the WLP enclosure and to the exposed portion of the bottom electrode lead through the opening of the piezoelectric layer.

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


Method and apparatus to reduce noise in CT data acquisition systems
Patent No. 10367479 

Inventor(s): Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bangalore, , IN), Rahul Sharma (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bangalore, , IN), Vajeed Nimran (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980791 on 05/16/2018 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a circuit that includes an integrator that generates an integrated signal in response to a current signal. A comparator is coupled to the integrator and receives the integrated signal and a primary reference voltage signal. The comparator generates a feedback signal. A switched capacitor network is coupled across the integrator. The feedback signal activates the switched capacitor network.

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


Ramp based clock synchronization for stackable circuits
Patent No. 10367484 

Inventor(s): Jiwei Fan (Cary, NC), Michael Munroe (Manchester, NH), Mingyue Zhao (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15222860 on 07/28/2016 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phase generation circuit is disclosed. The circuit includes a ramp generation circuit arranged to generate a ramp signal in synchronization with a synchronization clock signal. A phase selection circuit generates a reference signal in response to a phase selection signal. A comparator has a first input terminal coupled to receive the ramp signal and a second input terminal coupled to receive the reference signal. The comparator produces a phase clock signal at an output terminal.

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


Counter-based SYSREF implementation
Patent No. 10367511 

Inventor(s): Jiankun Hu (Plano, TX), Mark Baxter Weaver (Dallas, TX), Shagun Dusad (Bangalore, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bangalore, , IN), William Bright (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16036221 on 07/16/2018 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system (and associated method) includes an input flip-flop, a counter, and a clock tree. The input flip-flop includes a clock input terminal configured to be coupled to a device clock, or a clock generated from a phase-locked loop, and a data input terminal configured to be coupled to a first reference signal. The input flip-flop is configured to use the device clock to latch the reference signal to produce a latched reference signal. The counter is configured to count pulses of the device clock starting upon detection of the latched reference signal and to output a second reference signal comprising a pulse for every L pulses of the device clock. The clock tree is configured to divide down the device clock to generate a first output clock. The clock tree is configured to be synchronized by a pulse of the second reference signal.

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


Pre-delay on-die termination shifting
Patent No. 10367512 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965663 on 04/27/2018 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory systems can include shifting an ODT information signal prior to passing it through a cloned DLL delay line. The shifted ODT information passes through a cloned DLL delay line to move it into a DLL domain. Meanwhile, a clock gate can use a command indication to select whether to provide a clock signal to a DLL delay line. The clock gate can block the clock signal in the absence of a read or write operation and can pass the clock signal during read or write operations. When the DLL delay line receives the clock signal, it delays the clock signal to be in the DLL domain. By locating the ODT shifter before the cloned DLL delay line, as opposed to after it, the ODT shifter doesn”t need a signal passed through the DLL delay line. Preventing the clock signal from passing through the DLL delay line reduces power consumption.

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


List decode circuits
Patent No. 10367529 

Inventor(s): Chris Michael Brueggen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15417431 on 01/27/2017 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to very large-scale integration (VLSI) circuit implementations of list decode circuits. In accordance with some examples disclosed herein, a device may include a first and second polynomial evaluation circuit, a field division circuit, a discrepancy filter, and an enhanced error locator polynomial (ELP) circuit. The first and second polynomial evaluation circuits may respectively evaluate a first and second polynomial output from a Berlekamp-Massey algorithm over a plurality of values in a finite field. The field division circuit may divide the outputs from the evaluations to generate a plurality of speculative discrepancy values for an additional iteration of the Berlekamp-Massey algorithm. The discrepancy filter circuit may filter the speculative discrepancy values down to a list of potentially valid discrepancy values that may be used by the enhanced ELP circuit to generate an enhanced ELP.

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


Multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output for digital subscriber line
Patent No. 10367554 

Inventor(s): Amir H. Fazlollahi (San Jose, CA), Xiang Wang (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15953210 on 04/13/2018 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented in a wireless network element (NE), comprising obtaining, via a processor of the wireless NE, a plurality of encoded signals associated with a plurality of downstream (DS) channels in a wireless communication network, wherein the plurality of DS channels form a plurality of DS multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) groups, performing, via the processor, MIMO pre-coding on the plurality of encoded signals according to the plurality of DS MIMO groups to produce MIMO pre-coder output signals of the plurality of DS MIMO groups, performing, via the processor, a crosstalk pre-coding across the MIMO groups using a crosstalk pre-coding matrix on the MIMO pre-coder output signals of the plurality of DS MIMO groups to produce a plurality of output signals, with the crosstalk pre-coding matrix computed according to a first DS channel matrix and a DS MIMO channel matrix, wherein the first DS channel matrix comprises first diagonal entries representing first direct channel estimates of the plurality of DS channels at a first subcarrier and first off-diagonal entries representing co-channel interference estimates of the plurality of DS channels at the first subcarrier, a first diagonal block of the first DS channel matrix representing MIMO channels in a first DS MIMO group of the plurality of DS MIMO groups, and wherein the DS MIMO channel matrix comprises a second diagonal block and off-diagonal blocks, the second diagonal block corresponding to the first diagonal

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Reverse-direction tap (RDT), remote diagnostic management tool (RDMT), and analyses using the RDT and the RDMT
Patent No. 10367580 

Inventor(s): Jim Chen (Corona, CA), John L. Moran, III (Millville, MA), Karl E. Moerder (Poway, CA), Li Zhang (Wuhan, , CN), Liming Fang (Shenzhen, , CN), Marc L. Morrissette (Plainville, MA), Xiaolong Zhang (Wuhan, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15042322 on 02/12/2016 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coaxial cable tap comprises a housing, and a faceplate coupled to the housing. The faceplate comprises a first directional tap port, and a diagnostic reverse (DR) port configured to receive a first upstream signal originating downstream from the coaxial cable tap, and inject a downstream test signal in a downstream direction. A hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network comprises a headend, a first amplifier coupled to the headend, and a tap coupled to the first amplifier, configured to couple to a plurality of cable modems (CMs), and comprising a diagnostic forward (DF) port configured to receive a downstream signal originating from the first amplifier, and inject an upstream test signal in an upstream direction for reception at the headend.

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


Front end for full duplex cable modem
Patent No. 10367631 

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: 15648309 on 07/12/2017 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: Designs for a front end for suppressing adjacent channel interference (ACI) and adjacent leakage interference (ALI) in a full duplex cable modem (CM) for a Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (”DOCSIS”) network are described. The CM includes an upstream (US) signal path receiving a digital US input signal and transmitting an analog-converted US signal in a US frequency range to a cable modem termination system (CMTS); a downstream (DS) signal path receiving an analog DS signal in a DS frequency range and converting the analog DS signal into a digital DS signal; and an echo cancellation (EC) circuit configured to subtract, from at least one of the analog DS signal and the digital DS signal, a correction signal generated from the digital US input signal or a correction signal generated from the analog-converted US signal to generate an echo-cancelled digital DS input signal without ACI and ALI.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Network design method for ethernet ring protection switching
Patent No. 10367654 

Inventor(s): Kirsten Rundberget (Richardson, TX), Qingya She (Allen, TX), Qiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Weisheng Xie (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15650286 on 07/14/2017 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for designing Ethernet ring protection services in a network is used to identify a major ring and sub-rings for a dual hub and spoke network architecture.

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


Network architecture for predictive services management in cable network environments
Patent No. 10367699 

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: 15372259 on 12/07/2016 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example system for Predictive Services Management (PSM) in cable network environments is provided and includes a data collector located in a cable network that captures multi-tone signals traversing the cable network, a data repository located in a cloud network, and a central server having PSM algorithms configured for: retrieving key performance indicators from the multi-tone signals; identifying a fault signature based on the key performance indicators, the fault signature being identified based on phase domain analysis of a channel response; accessing the data repository for geographical information; determining a location of a fault in the cable network based on the fault signature and the geographical information; accessing the data repository for device information; determining a type of fault based on the location of the fault and the device information; and activating repair and maintenance activities based on the type of fault, location of the fault and the fault signature.

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


Layer two over multiple sites
Patent No. 10367730 

Inventor(s): Guoli Yin (Ottawa, , CA), Linda Dunbar (Plano, TX), Peter Ashwood-Smith (Gatineau, , CA), Susan Hares (Saline, MI), T. Benjamin Mack-Crane (Downers Grove, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14689911 on 04/17/2015 (1565 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus including a service network and a plurality of Layer 2 sites connected by the service network via a plurality of gateways is provided. The gateways are configured to map a plurality of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of a plurality of hosts under a plurality of virtual local area networks (VLANs) in a plurality of Layer 2 sites to a plurality of addresses (e.g., MAC or others) of the corresponding other gateways, inform the other gateways in other Layer 2 sites of the IP addresses mapped under each of the VLANs in the local Layer 2 sites, and forward data frames originated from the hosts in the local Layer 2 sites to the other gateways in the other Layer 2 sites when destinations of the data frames are residing in the other Layer 2 sites.

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


Route control for internet exchange point
Patent No. 10367732 

Inventor(s): Lin Han (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14971974 on 12/16/2015 (1322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A server implements a method for sending routing information in an Internet exchange point (IXP) network. The server receives control information from a first IXP member via the IXP network and obtains first routing information from the first IXP member via the IXP network, where the control information comprises an identifier of a second IXP member. Based on the first routing information and the control information, the server generates second routing information for the second IXP member, where the second routing information may be identical to the first routing information or a portion of the second IXP member. After the generation, the server sends the second routing information to the second IXP member. With the second routing information, the second IXP member may obtain some routing capability of the first IXP member.

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


Mechanism for optimized customer MAC address flushing in PBB-EVPN
Patent No. 10367783 

Inventor(s): Vi Vu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795605 on 10/27/2017 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for flushing of Customer Media Access Control (C-MAC) addresses in a PBB-EVPN network are disclosed. A first provider edge (PE) device can maintain a plurality of service instances configured on a first interface. The first PE device can detect at least one failed ethernet virtual circuit (EVC) on the first interface and identify at least one service instance from the plurality of service instances that is associated with the at least one failed EVC. The PE device can send, to a second PE device, a C-MAC flush notification message that identifies the at least one service instance and the message can cause the second PE device to remove C-MAC addresses corresponding to the at least one service instance and the B-MAC address for the first interface.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for identifying components of a computing system
Patent No. 10367820 

Inventor(s): Jeffery A. Fleming (Apex, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14467556 on 08/25/2014 (1800 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for identifying components of a computing system are disclosed. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for identifying a component of a computing system occurs at a component. The method includes receiving, while the component is in a low power state, a request for identification information about the component from a requesting entity and in response to receiving the request for the identification information, sending the identification information about the component to the requesting entity.

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


Systems and methods of network security and threat management
Patent No. 10367844 

Inventor(s): Michael Roy Stute (O”Brien, FL), Scott S. Paly (Asheville, NC)
Assignee(s): MASERGY COMMUNICATIONS, INC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16037867 on 07/17/2018 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides systems and methods of network security and threat management. An exemplary system includes detection and prevention modules (DPM) designed specifically to collect and transmit suspicious binary network packet data. The collected network packets are sent to a behavioral correlation module to perform automatic behavioral correlation: (1) within each DPM, (2) across all DPMs installed on a network, and (3) across all DPMs installed on all networks. The results of the behavioral correlation are sent to a security dashboard module (SDM), which generally acts as a fully integrated Security Event Management system and collects, correlates, and prioritizes global network alerts, local network alerts, posted vendor alerts, and detected network vulnerabilities with enterprise assets. The SDM could display the results in a user-friendly graphical user interface and has the ability to perform geographic mapping of externally generated threats.

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


Method for providing dynamic quality of service for push-to-talk service
Patent No. 10367863 

Inventor(s): Brahmananda R. Vempati (Dallas, TX), Harisha Mahabaleshwara Negalaguli (Richardson, TX), Krishnakant M. Patel (Richardson, TX), Ramu Kandula (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KODIAK NETWORKS INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15585976 on 05/03/2017 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing dynamic quality-of-service (QoS) for Push-to-Talk (PTT) services in a wireless communications network. One or more servers interface to the wireless communications network to perform the PTT services for mobile units therein. Both the servers and the mobile units communicate with each other using control messages transmitted across bearers in the wireless communications network, and at least one of the servers transmits media streams comprised of voice messages for the PTT services between the mobile units across the bearers in the wireless communications network. At least one of the servers sets up a dedicated bearer in the wireless communications network for at least one of the mobile units, wherein the dedicated bearer has a specified quality of service (QoS) for transmission of at least the media streams to the mobile unit. The dedicated bearer may be static or dynamic.

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


MPEG-DASH delivery over multicast
Patent No. 10367874 

Inventor(s): Walter J. Schmidt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15391245 on 12/27/2016 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium provides to receive a program including audio and video data; generate Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) (MPEG-DASH) segments that have multiple bit rates; transmit first packets that include the MPEG-DASH segments; divide each of the MPEG-DASH segments into first multiple slices of program data; generate a first header for each first slice of the first multiple slices, wherein the first header includes sequence information; multicast second packets that include first headers and the first multiple slices of each of the MPEG-DASH segments; assemble the MPEG-DASH segments; divide each of the MPEG-DASH segments into second multiple slices of the program data; encapsulate the second multiple slices into third packets; generate forward error correction packets; and multicast to a user device of a multicast, the third packets and the forward error correction packets.

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


Utilizing SIP messages to determine the status of a remote terminal in VoIP communication systems
Patent No. 10367935 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864853 on 01/08/2018 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is a growing problem in correctional facility telecommunications systems in which parties on a voice call may connect inmate callers with restricted parties. Prison communication systems monitor calls to prevent such activity, but in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) environments such systems may fail to detect this activity. The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for using SIP messages common in VoIP environments to detect illicit activity initiated by a party on a voice call within a controlled environment. Scenarios are detected in which a called party connects an inmate caller to a restricted party via three-way call conferencing, call forwarding, or other call features. Corrective actions are then taken when such activity is detected, such as call blocking or alerting officials illicit activity is occurring.

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


Coding unit quantization parameters in video coding
Patent No. 10368069 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Mehmet Umut Demircin (Dallas, TX), Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15289745 on 10/10/2016 (1023 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes receiving a coded largest coding unit in a video decoder, wherein the coded largest coding unit includes a coded coding unit structure and a plurality of coded quantization parameters, and decoding the coded largest coding unit based on the coded coding unit structure and the plurality of coded quantization parameters.

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


Line-based compression for digital image data
Patent No. 10368093 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA), Ying Chen (West Lafayette, IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15357759 on 11/21/2016 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of compressing digital image data is provided that includes selecting an entropy code for encoding a line of pixels in the digital image data, wherein the entropy code is selected from a plurality of variable length entropy codes, using spatial prediction to compute a pixel predictor and a pixel residual for a pixel in the line of pixels, and selectively encoding the pixel residual using one of the entropy code or run mode encoding.

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


Luma-based chroma intra-prediction for video coding
Patent No. 10368094 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15664783 on 07/31/2017 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for luma-based chroma intra-prediction in a video encoder or a video decoder is provided that includes filtering reconstructed neighboring samples of a reconstructed down sampled luma block, computing parameters and of a linear model using the filtered, reconstructed neighboring samples of the reconstructed down sampled luma block and reconstructed neighboring samples of a corresponding chroma block, wherein the linear model is Pred[subscript]C[/subscript][x,y]=Rec[subscript]L[/subscript][x,y]+, wherein x and y are sample coordinates, Pred[subscript]C [/subscript]is predicted chroma samples, and Rec[subscript]L[/subscript] is samples of the reconstructed down sampled luma block, and computing samples of a predicted chroma block from corresponding samples of the reconstructed down sampled luma block using the linear model and the parameters.

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


System and apparatus for managing video content recordings
Patent No. 10368118 

Inventor(s): Mary McCarthy (Frisco, TX), Robert Coldwell (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15253368 on 08/31/2016 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a digital video recorder (DVR) having a controller to record video content supplied by a media communication system, establish a threshold for utilization of a memory resource of the DVR, detect a utilization of the memory resource that exceeds the threshold, generate a notice describing the utilization of the memory resource at or after the time the threshold was exceeded, identify a communication identifier associated with a portable communication device, transmit the notice to the portable communication device according to the identified communication identifier, and receive a response message from the portable communication device that includes one or more instructions to manage the memory resource of the DVR. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Method and system for efficient communication
Patent No. 10368125 

Inventor(s): Tiehong Wang (Plano, TX), Tiejun Wang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Innovation Science LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132111 on 09/14/2018 (319 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for efficiently directing communications are disclosed. On example entails receiving, from a mobile terminal, a communication directed to a cellular communication network, the communication being received in an alternative channel that differs from a channel of the cellular communication network. The communication is then converted for a relayed communication to the cellular communication network on behalf of the mobile terminal, the relayed communication being made through the cellular communication network.

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


Carrying high capacity bit transparent leased line services over internet protocol/multiprotocol label switching networks
Patent No. 10368150 

Inventor(s): Richard Dunsmore (McKinney, TX), Rod Naphan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125122 on 09/07/2018 (326 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems of a leased line appliance (LLA) network switching system that includes using LLAs for leased line circuits (LLCs) to Internet Protocol (IP) transceiving, IP to LLCs transceiving, and an IP switch fabric having multiple parallel paths as a switching/routing network are disclosed. Each of the LLAs at the edge of the IP switch fabric may perform LLC to IP packet assembly procedures, may perform IP packet to LLC re-assembly procedures, and may utilize the protocol fields of the IP packet header of the IP packet for IP packet transport, which may enable the transport of very high speed leased line services to be carried over an IP/MPLS network using the IP switch fabric.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Locating misplaced mobile computing devices
Patent No. 10368194 

Inventor(s): Ira L. Allen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15436939 on 02/20/2017 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: Locating misplaced mobile computing devices through transmission of location information. Mobile computing devices periodically request information from surrounding mobile computing devices to more accurately identify the location where a mobile computing device was misplaced.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Access point management and usage in a network environment
Patent No. 10368227 

Inventor(s): Michael C. Roudi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Armis IP Law, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15496458 on 04/25/2017 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network management application receives input from a subscriber operating a computer device to add a new wireless access point to a network environment. The input specifies a geographical location in which the subscriber requests installation of the new wireless access point in the network environment. The network management application produces a message to include the geographical location as specified by the input. The message indicates that the subscriber requests installation of the new wireless access point at the geographical location. The network management application initiates transmission of the message from the computer device to an aggregator resource at a remote location. A service provider analyzes installation request information produced by the aggregator resource to determine where to install one or more new wireless access points in the network environment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for managing dual connectivity with dynamic anchor cell selection
Patent No. 10368253 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (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: 15658625 on 07/25/2017 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining dual connectivity values for neighbor cells of a serving cell of a wireless network. A dual connectivity capability is determined of a wireless device that engages in wireless communications coordinated by the serving cell. A target cell of the neighbor cells is determined based on a dual connectivity value. Initiation of a dual connectivity service is facilitated based on the wireless device via the target cell, wherein the target cell serves as a master cell of the dual connectivity service, and wherein the dual connectivity service includes exchanging user plane messages between the wireless device, the master cell and a secondary cell of the wireless network. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for beam adaptation in a beam-based communications system
Patent No. 10368325 

Inventor(s): Aimin Justin Sang (San Diego, CA), Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15791968 on 10/24/2017 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for beam adaptation in a beam-based communications system is provided. The beam-based communications system includes user equipment (UE) and a transmit-receive point (TRP). The method includes that UE determines a beamforming gain headroom (BHR) based on a UE maximum beamforming gain and a beamforming gain of a UE beam between the UE and the TRP, sends the BHR to the TRP, and receives a beam adaptation indication from the TRP.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dual mode transmission in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10368386 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Gloabl Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160491 on 10/15/2018 (288 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Feed forward controlled voltage to current source for LED driver
Patent No. 10368406 

Inventor(s): Isaac Cohen (Dix Hills, NY)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15416936 on 01/26/2017 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A DC to DC converter receives a DC input voltage and generates an output DC voltage. A current sensor measures a DC input current. A control circuit is coupled to the current sensor for controlling the DC to DC converter to have a constant DC input current.

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


LED driver
Patent No. 10368412 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Scott Farris (Flower Mound, TX), John Peter Fenske (Richardson, TX), Muhammad Roshanali Rajabali (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859081 on 12/29/2017 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a circuit for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) includes a switch control circuit to generate a first control signal for a first switch coupled in parallel with the LED. The switch control circuit generates the first control signal responsive to a magnitude of loop current through the first switch relative to a first reference signal. A switch driver generates a second control signal for a second switch coupled to the first switch via an inductor. The first switch driver generates the second control signal responsive to the magnitude of the loop current through the first switch relative to the first reference signal.

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


Equipment brackets, rack-mounted equipment systems, and related methods
Patent No. 10368463 

Inventor(s): Ronald D. Kelley (Apex, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15218480 on 07/25/2016 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: Equipment brackets, rack-mounted equipment systems, and related methods are disclosed. According to one exemplary embodiment, equipment brackets may include at least one front bracket mounted towards a front of an equipment chassis and configured to be fastened to at least one front rail of an equipment cabinet, wherein the at least one front bracket includes an air flow pocket configured to allow air intake to pass through the air flow pocket before being vented through air vents disposed on the equipment chassis, at least one rear bracket mounted behind the at least one front bracket on the equipment chassis, and at least one rear bracket arm including one or more longitudinally extending prongs having at least a first portion recessed within the at least one rear bracket and configured to be fastened to at least one rear rail of the equipment cabinet.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Trigonometric display clock
Patent No. D854944 

Inventor(s): Franklin Kemp (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29624167 on 10/30/2017 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with icon
Patent No. D855073 

Inventor(s): Jason Camper (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Le-Vel Brands, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29686625 on 04/05/2019 (116 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with icon
Patent No. D855074 

Inventor(s): Jason Camper (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Le-Vel Brands, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29686630 on 04/05/2019 (116 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portable sound machine
Patent No. D855078 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Johnson (Fishersville, VA)
Assignee(s): London Johnson, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29608862 on 06/26/2017 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Eyeglasses
Patent No. D855101 

Inventor(s): Justin Harmon (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Costa Del Mar, Inc. (Daytona Beach, FL)
Law Firm: Malloy Malloy, P.L. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29621631 on 10/10/2017 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Eyeglasses
Patent No. D855102 

Inventor(s): Justin Harmon (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Costa Del Mar, Inc. (Daytona Beach, FL)
Law Firm: Malloy Malloy, P.L. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29632183 on 01/05/2018 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Firearm suppressor sleeve
Patent No. D855137 

Inventor(s): Steve Meeks (Mineral Wells, TX), Thomas D. Wiley (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Jamak FabricationTex LLC (Weatherford, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29603291 on 05/08/2017 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D855144 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617524 on 09/14/2017 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D855145 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617532 on 09/14/2017 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D855146 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617536 on 09/14/2017 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D855147 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617551 on 09/14/2017 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Allograft insertion device
Patent No. D855181 

Inventor(s): Panayiotis S. Shiakolas (Irving, 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: 29574341 on 08/15/2016 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Carrier for multiple specimen bottles
Patent No. D855211 

Inventor(s): Robert Ziegler (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): INTEGRATED LAB SOLUTIONS, INC. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29603519 on 05/10/2017 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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