Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of June 1

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

Patents granted include:
• Abbott Laboratories’ sample analysis
• Alkami's ACH transaction notification and facilitating ACH transaction disputes
• Allied Biosciences' antimicrobial coatings for medical dressings
Amazon's container chutes for sortation systems
• AT&T's traffic management system
• Bell Textron's navigation system with camera assist
Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute's geographic population health information system
• Capital One Services' automated streaming data platform
• Raytheon's self-organizing mobile peer-to-peer mesh network authentication

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of June 1, 2021  |  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 9
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 14
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 2
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 6
G: PHYSICS 52
H: ELECTRICITY 48
DESIGN: 2


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 26
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 7
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) 5
Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) 5
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 5
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA) 4
7-Eleven,Inc. (Irving) 3
Bell Helicopter Textron (Fort Worth) 3
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 3
UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Madhukar Budagavi (Plano) 3
Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina) 3
Anuj Batra (Dallas) 2
Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen) 2
Gopi Kancharla (Frisco) 2
Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth) 2
Kyle Dalal (Coppell) 2
Li Guo (Allen) 2


Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness IndexFor additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Hair integrations preparation system and method of use
Patent No. 11019904 

Inventor(s): Destiny Griffin (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002955 on 06/07/2018 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hair integrations preparation system enables a user to rapidly tease hair by placing it in the intake port where it is held in a tube while it is teased by a set of rollers that travel along the tube. The hair is held in place by a series of wedges that constrict the tube. The ports, wedges, tube and rollers are held in a casing.

[A45D] HAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT (wigs, toupees, or the like A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00; hairdressers’ chairs A47C 1/04; hair cutting appliances, razors B26B)


Electrically-lifted computer desk and office desk thereof
Patent No. 11019920 

Inventor(s): Binghui Wu (Shenzhen, , CN), Jianzhong Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Liangcheng Liao (Shenzhen, , CN), Wei Li (Shenzhen, , CN), Xiangzhi Jiang (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): VARIDESK, LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16124986 on 09/07/2018 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: A desk having a bottom plate, a face plate movably coupled to the bottom plate by one or more support members, a motor configured to selectively move the face plate upward and downward with respect to the bottom plate, and a control mechanism. The control mechanism can have a first sensor device coupled to an upper surface of the bottom plate, the first sensor device having one or more first optical sensors, and a second sensor device aligned parallel to the first sensor device and coupled to a lower surface of the face plate, the second sensor device having one or more second optical sensors in communication with the one or more first optical sensors. The control mechanism can be configured to stop the motor from moving the face plate in response to an object between the first sensor device and the second sensor device.

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


System for hanging articles
Patent No. 11019923 

Inventor(s): Barbara B. Womble (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16041265 on 07/20/2018 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support apparatus for supporting and displaying hanging articles, the apparatus includes a support arm extending from a first end to a second end; an attachment member secured to the first end of the support arm; and knobs to receive the hanging articles; the attachment member is to tighten onto a closet bar; and the support arm extends substantially perpendicular away from the closet bar.

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


Collapsible hanger
Patent No. 11019951 

Inventor(s): Brian Roderman (Plano, TX), Justin Pendleton (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16368480 on 03/28/2019 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: A collapsible hanger may comprise: a suspendable support base further comprising: a neck having first and second ends; and a support extending from the second end, the support having first and second pegs positioned at first and second ends of the support, respectively; a frame positionable along a length of the neck; first and second extensions operatively coupled to the frame, the first and second extensions defining, respectively, a first channel positioned along at least a portion of a length of the first extension for receiving and guiding the first peg, and a second channel positioned along at least a portion of a length of the second extension for receiving and guiding the second peg, wherein sliding the frame along the length of the neck adjusts a separation distance between the first extension and the second extension and causes movement of each peg along an associated channel.

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


Container apparatus
Patent No. 11019962 

Inventor(s): Merrilee Kick (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16923668 on 07/08/2020 (328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A container apparatus includes a container body and a container lid. The container body defines a first internal cavity. The container lid is attached to the container body and defines a second internal cavity. The container lid includes protrusions extending within the second internal cavity to grind solid materials.

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


Antimicrobial coatings for medical dressings and dry antimicrobial medical dressings therefrom
Patent No. 11020278 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Daniel Moros (New York, NY), Gavri Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Jie Fang (Delta, , CA), Misagh Alipour (Surrey, , CA)
Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938314 on 03/28/2018 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: Antimicrobial coating compositions are used to form dried residual antimicrobial coatings on medical dressings including gauze, bandages, gowns and dry wipers. Antimicrobial coating compositions comprise at least one of an organosilane (R[superscript]1[/superscript]O)[subscript]3[/subscript]SiR[superscript]2[/superscript]Z, an organic amine R[superscript]9[/superscript]R[superscript]10[/superscript]R[superscript]11[/superscript]N a titanium (IV) species, a 1,2-diol, an -hydroxy acid, a -hydroxy acid, and an organosilane grafted parylene polymer, wherein R[superscript]1 [/superscript]is H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl or substituted aryl, R[superscript]2 [/superscript]is a bivalent linker, Z is a nucleophile, leaving group, or quaternary nitrogen substituent and R[superscript]9[/superscript], R[superscript]10[/superscript], and R[superscript]11 [/superscript]are independently H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl or cyclic.

[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]


Ophthalmic compositions containing a nitric oxide releasing prostamide
Patent No. 11020368 

Inventor(s): Alan L. Weiner (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): NICOX S.A. (Valbonne, , FR)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16815923 on 03/11/2020 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous ophthalmic compositions in the form of solution comprising hexanoic acid, 6-(nitrooxy)-, (1S,2E)-3-[(1R,2R,3S,5R)-2-[(2Z)-7-(ethylamino)-7-oxo-2-hepten-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxycyclopentyl]-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2-propen-1-yl ester and macrogol 15 hydroxystearate as the only solubilizing agent, and a method for their preparation.

[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)


Drug cassette, autoinjector, and autoinjector system
Patent No. 11020537 

Inventor(s): Gordon Johnston (Dallas, TX), Neal Johnston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AMGEN INC. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15782925 on 10/13/2017 (1327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detesting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled. Still further, a method of treating a patient in need thereof wherein a cassette containing a drug is provided and administered to the patient using an injector.

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


Super fold playhouse
Patent No. 11020681 

Inventor(s): David Barr (Dallas, TX), Frederick Rieber (Hamburg, NY)
Assignee(s): KIDKRAFT, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16631364 on 07/20/2018 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a foldable play structure comprising a plurality of panels each connected to another by at least one hinge to provide an accordion fold structure, wherein the accordion fold play structure comprises two configurations, in a first configuration, the plurality of panels are folded to be stacked in substantially parallel planes, and in a second configuration, the plurality of panels are unfolded forming a play structure. A method for assembling a foldable structure may comprise providing a playhouse with an accordion fold structure, wherein in a first configuration of the accordion fold structure, the plurality of panels are folded to be stacked in substantially parallel planes, and in a second configuration of the accordion fold structure, the plurality of panels are unfolded forming a play structure; and unfolding the playhouse from the first configuration to the second configuration.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


 

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Method, compositions and device for nano-enhanced opto-chemical trans-differentiation of cells and tissues
Patent No. 11020359 

Inventor(s): Samarendra Kumar Mohanty (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Nanoscope Technologies LLC (Bedford, TX)
Law Firm: CrossPond Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16215578 on 12/10/2018 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to novel nanomaterial-molecular compositions, methods and devices thereof for efficient and targeted trans-differentiation of cells including fibroblasts and glia into neurons, both in vitro as well as in situ and in-vivo, which is of great importance for cell replacement therapies. Specifically, the invention provides a nanomaterial-molecular composition, device and method for targeted nano-enhanced opto-chemical trans-differentiation of fibroblasts/glia to neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system for restoration of neural functions in patients by delivery of nanomaterial-molecular composition, followed by optical illumination.

[B82Y] SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES; MEASUREMENT OR ANALYSIS OF NANOSTRUCTURES; MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF NANOSTRUCTURES [2011.01]


 

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Container chutes for sortation systems
Patent No. 11020770 

Inventor(s): Justin Stone (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16710930 on 12/11/2019 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for container chutes for sortation systems. In one embodiment, an example system may include a frame and a chute assembly coupled to the frame, where the chute assembly is configured to pivot from a first position to a second position with respect to the frame. The chute assembly may include a first planar ramp, a first support on a first side of the first planar ramp, and a second support on a second side of the first planar ramp. The chute assembly may include a first pneumatic lift component coupled to the first support and to the frame, and a second pneumatic lift component coupled to the second support and to the frame. The chute assembly may be held in the second position when the first pneumatic lift component and the second pneumatic lift component are in a compressed configuration.

[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)


 

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Bottle cleaning system and method of use
Patent No. 11020779 

Inventor(s): Heidi Chen (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16524474 on 07/29/2019 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bottle cleaning system includes a bowl; and a brush attachment attached to the bottom surface of the bowl, and having an elongated tube attached to a rod engaged with a pressure seat, the pressure seat attached to a first valve; bristles extending from the elongated tube; a housing extending around the rod and positioned above the pressure seat; and a connection system attached to the bottom surface of the bowl, and having a plate with a channel, the channel to align with the pressure seat; and a spring surrounding the channel and having a second valve contained therein; depressing the spring via the housing forces liquid through the channel and the elongated tube; the bristles allow for one handed cleaning of a bottle.

[B08B] CLEANING IN GENERAL; PREVENTION OF FOULING IN GENERAL (brushes A46; devices for domestic or like cleaning A47L; separation of particles from liquids or gases B01D; separation of solids B03, B07; spraying or applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; cleaning devices for conveyors B65G 45/10; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; inhibiting corrosion or incrustation in general C23; cleaning streets, permanent ways, beaches or land E01H; parts, details or accessories of swimming or splash baths or pools, specially adapted for cleaning E04H 4/16; preventing or removing electrostatic charges H05F)


 

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System and method for conveyor rack and elevator
Patent No. 11020876 

Inventor(s): Justin D Strempke (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16809789 on 03/05/2020 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing a set of cast stones includes a set of spray stations, a set of fill stations, a set of vibration tables, a drying rack, and a demolder connected to the drying rack. A controller is connected to each of the set of spray stations, the set of fill stations, the set of vibration tables, the drying rack, and the demolder, each of which has a set of sensors connected to the controller. The set of spray stations include a set of release stations and a set of color stations. A mold is sprayed with a release product, a set of colors, and then filled with a cementitious material. Once vibrated, the cementitious material is dried to form the set of cast stones, which is then automatically released from the mold utilizing the demolder.

[B28B] SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS, SLAG OR MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER (foundry moulding B22C; working stone or stone-like material B28D; shaping of substances in a plastic state, in general B29C; making layered products not composed wholly of these substances B32B; shaping in situ, see the relevant classes of section E)


 

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System and method of constructing composite structures without tooling dams
Patent No. 11020910 

Inventor(s): Amarjit Olenchery Kizhakkepat (Fort Worth, TX), Edward Wei-Yueh Lee (Arlington, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15153826 on 05/13/2016 (1845 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes methods of preparing a composite structure comprising: placing a first ply of a fibrous material with a curable material on a layup tool; adding one or more additional plies on the first ply, wherein each of the one or more additional plies has a perimeter that is different in size around the perimeter than a previous ply to form a taper; and curing the composite structure, wherein the curable material is selected to minimize, limit, control, or eliminate the outflow of the curable material along the perimeter of the composite structure during the curing step.

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


 

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Voltage signal adaptor for machine press communication
Patent No. 11020926 

Inventor(s): Dale A. Lewis (Lexington, KY), Edward F. Flaga (Lexington, KY), Ralph H. Gibbs (Demossville, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15208150 on 07/12/2016 (1785 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage signal adaptor includes a housing, a die cable extending outward from the housing and terminating at a die cable end engageable with a manufacturing die comprising one or more die sensors, and a cable receptacle communicatively coupled to the die cable. The cable receptacle is engageable with a bolster cable of a machine press communicatively coupled to a press line programmable logic controller. The voltage signal adaptor further includes a step down power supply positioned between and communicatively coupled to the cable receptacle and the die cable and one or more signal conversion switches positioned between and communicatively coupled to the cable receptacle and the die cable.

[B30B] PRESSES IN GENERAL; PRESSES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (producing ultra-high pressure or ultra-high pressure and high temperature to effect modifications of a substance, e.g. for making artificial diamonds B01J 3/00) [2]


 

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Roof ditch sealing assemblies for vehicles including pre-gelled roof ditch sealer strips and methods of sealing roof ditches
Patent No. 11021115 

Inventor(s): Daniel G. Shriver (Ann Arbor, MI), Prasanth Mohankumar (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388337 on 04/18/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of filling a roof ditch of a vehicle roof assembly is provided. The method includes delivering a sealer material to a mold channel of a mold. The sealer material is heated within the mold channel at a pre-gel heating temperature forming a pre-gelled roof ditch sealer strip. The pre-gelled roof ditch sealer strip is removed from the mold. The pre-gelled roof ditch sealer strip is installed into the roof ditch of the vehicle roof assembly.

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


 

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Systems with radio frequency resonators, tuning elements, and spectrum analyzers to provide values of resonance parameters
Patent No. 11021188 

Inventor(s): Sandeep Tallada (Bangalore, , IN), Siva RaghuRam Prasad Chennupati (Unterschleissheim, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859280 on 12/29/2017 (1250 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises: a radio frequency (RF) resonator comprising a cavity and a tuning element, the cavity having at least one port, and the tuning element having a length inside the cavity; a processor; a spectrum analyzer coupled to the at least one port, the spectrum analyzer to provide to the processor values of a resonance parameter, the resonance parameter indicative of a resonant wavelength of the RF resonator; and an automotive steering mechanism coupled to the tuning element.

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


 

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Morphing airfoil system
Patent No. 11021228 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273822 on 02/12/2019 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: A morphing airfoil system includes an airfoil having a bulkhead structured to form a leading edge of the airfoil. A first spool is rotatably coupled to the bulkhead, and a second spool is rotatably coupled to the bulkhead opposite the first spool. An airfoil skin has a first end secured to the first spool, a second end secured to the second spool, and a portion extending between the first and second spools to form an exterior surface of the airfoil. The airfoil skin is structured to be windable around the first and second spools such that a configuration of the airfoil is controllable by rotating at least one of the first spool and the second spool so as to wind a portion of the airfoil skin around, or unwind a portion of the airfoil skin from, the at least one of the first spool and the second spool.

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


 

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Shock strut shrinking system
Patent No. 11021239 

Inventor(s): Adam J. Ditzler (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): GOODRICH CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425591 on 05/29/2019 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for shrinking landing gear includes a shock strut having a cylinder and a piston to be received by the cylinder. The system further includes an upper cam fastened to the piston and a lower cam fastened to the cylinder. The system further includes a brace configured to be coupled to the shock strut to lock the landing gear in a deployed position, and to fold towards the shock strut during retraction of the landing gear. The system further includes a collar coupled to the brace and the piston and configured to rotate relative to the cylinder in response to folding of the brace such that rotation of the collar rotates the piston and the upper cam relative to the lower cam, the rotation of the upper cam relative to the lower cam forcing the piston towards the aircraft attachment within the cylinder.

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


 

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Collective control stick mounted throttle control assembly
Patent No. 11021244 

Inventor(s): Carey Cannon (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913526 on 03/06/2018 (1183 days app to issue)

Abstract: A helicopter includes a full authority digital engine controlled (FADEC) engine, a first two-position throttle switch disposed on a first collective control stick, the first two-position throttle switch being movable between a Fly position and an Idle position, and a second two-position throttle switch disposed on a second collective control stick, the second two-position throttle switch being movable between a Fly position and an Idle position.

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


 

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Inset turret assemblies for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 11021251 

Inventor(s): Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16789408 on 02/12/2020 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nose assembly of an aircraft includes a nose airframe having a nonhorizontal mounting surface and a turret assembly mounted on the nonhorizontal mounting surface. The turret assembly includes a turret device housing rotatable relative to the nonhorizontal mounting surface. The nose airframe includes a nose skin forming a nose fairing having an apex aperture. The nose skin at least partially covers the turret assembly such that the turret assembly is at least partially inset in the apex aperture of the nose fairing.

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


 

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

Banknote processing
Patent No. 11021277 

Inventor(s): Robert Wright (Epping, , GB)
Assignee(s): TIDEL ENGINEERING, L.P. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983003 on 05/17/2018 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: Banknote processing equipment is disclosed, which comprises a chamber having an open end for insertion of a bag into the chamber and an extractor adapted to establish a lower ambient pressure between the chamber and the bag to that within the bag to cause the bag to expand into an open configuration during a banknote filling operation, whereby the banknote processing equipment can deposit banknotes in the bag.

[B65B] MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING (bundling and pressing devices for cigars A24C 1/44; devices for tensioning and securing binders adapted to be supported by the article or articles to be bound B25B 25/00; applying closure members to bottles, jars or similar containers B67B 1/00-B67B 6/00; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers B67C 9/00)


 

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

Drawstring trash bag
Patent No. 11021301 

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16811032 on 03/06/2020 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric bags, particularly polymeric drawstring trash bags. The present invention comprises a trash bag having an elastic drawstring. The elastic drawstring trash bag features an integrated short seal comprising an inner seal, an outer seal, and an intermediate seal. The integrated short seal functions to reduce the upper opening of the drawstring trash bag, while the elastic drawstring utilized with the bag provides a bag that allows the bag to fit snugly on many common trash receptacles.

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


 

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

Antisense antibacterial compounds and methods
Patent No. 11021706 

Inventor(s): David Greenberg (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15693796 on 09/01/2017 (1369 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are antisense morpholino oligomers targeted against bacterial virulence factors such as genes that contribute to antibiotic resistance or biofilm formation, or genes associated with fatty acid biosynthesis, and related compositions and methods of using the oligomers and compositions, for instance, in the treatment of an infected mammalian subject.

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


Lin28/let-7 crystal structures, purification protocols, and molecular probes suitable for screening assays and therapeutics
Patent No. 11021709 

Inventor(s): Yunsun Nam (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (Cambridge, MA)
Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887632 on 05/29/2020 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for regulating microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis. The invention also relates to compositions and methods for treating or preventing cancer in a subject in need thereof.

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


Group 6 transition metal-containing compositions for vapor deposition of group 6 transition metal-containing films
Patent No. 11021793 

Inventor(s): Zhiwen Wan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): L’’Air Liquide, Socit Anonyme pour I’’Etude et I’’Exploitation des Procds Georges Claude (Paris, , FR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994961 on 05/31/2018 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are Group 6 transition metal-containing thin film forming precursors to deposit Group 6 transition metal-containing films on one or more substrates via vapor deposition processes.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Toilet seals
Patent No. 11021862 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944442 on 04/03/2018 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating the installation of a toilet over a closet collar for a drain pipe. According to various embodiments, a toilet seal assembly is positioned between the toilet and the closet collar, providing a seal between the toilet and the flange of the closet collar. The toilet seal assembly may include a flexible rubber seal and a compressible foam seal ring. The flexible rubber seal may include an annular wall, an upper ring that extends radially inward from the annular wall, and a lower ring that extends radially outward from the annular wall. The compressible foam seal ring may be disposed on the lower ring of the flexible rubber seal.

[E03D] WATER-CLOSETS OR URINALS WITH FLUSHING DEVICES; FLUSHING VALVES THEREFOR


Auto-bleeding setting tool and method
Patent No. 11021932 

Inventor(s): Wayne O. Rosenthal (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16269966 on 02/07/2019 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A setting tool for setting an auxiliary tool in a well includes a housing holding a floating piston assembly, the floating piston assembly having a first end and a second end, which is opposite to the first end, an isolation valve assembly in fluid communication with an interior of the housing, where the isolation valve assembly is facing the second end of the floating piston assembly, and a frangible disc located at the first end of the floating piston assembly, to prevent a high-pressure gas to pass through a bore of the floating piston assembly. The floating piston assembly separates the frangible disc from the isolation valve assembly.

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


 

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

 

Helmet brim mount with multi-axis pivot
Patent No. 11019868 

Inventor(s): Aaron Paul Shoulders (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Bayco Products, Inc. (Wylie, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540491 on 08/14/2019 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: An articulated brim mount for a helmet light that mounts on the brim of a hat or worker’’s helmet enables pivoting of the helmet light through angles of up to 210 degrees in a vertical plane and at least 360 degrees in a horizontal plane. The pivots are configured to provide controlled friction so that the angles of the light can be adjusted by hand without tools while retaining the position set by the user.

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


Chemical unit for locker
Patent No. 11019922 

Inventor(s): John Allen (Desoto, TX), Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16838620 on 04/02/2020 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locker includes a pair of upstanding sidewalls, upper and lower horizontal panels, a plenum, and at least one compartment defined between the upstanding sidewalls. A chemical dispensing unit is disposed on or in the locker relative to the upper and lower horizontal panels, over and/or between the sidewalls. A first fan is disposed between the chemical dispensing unit and the plenum of the locker. The first fan pulls air and chemical into perforations formed in the locker to dispense the chemical throughout and in close proximity to the locker and remove dirty air. The first fan, or a second fan, draws clean air through the perforations of the locker. The dirty, chemical-integrated-air exits the locker room out an exhaust vent and is replaced by the clean air.

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


Methods for operating and controlling an internal combustion engine that exhausts no gas into outside atmosphere
Patent No. 11022078 

Inventor(s): Victor Avi Schechter (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16974323 on 12/29/2020 (154 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal combustion engine inducts no air from outside atmosphere and it discharges no gas into outside environment. The engine receives hydrocarbon fuel and oxygen, and its combustion gas consists mostly of carbon dioxide and water vapor. Carbon dioxide is captured, stored and subsequently sequestered by using it with water to create a hydrocarbon fuel that can be supplied back to the engine. In that way, the engine fuel is repeatedly regenerated and reused, and the engine operates in a carbon neutral mode of operation. Some of the combustion gas is used as a diluent gas in the engine. High specific heat and high density of that gas permit operation in high-efficiency overexpanded cycle without an increase in the engine size. Various methods of the engine control and operation are described, including methods to reduce pumping loss. Various modes of in-cylinder diluent gas formation are considered.

[F02M] SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF (charging such engines F02B)


Variable-speed gear box with hydraulic system for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 11022213 

Inventor(s): Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Stamps (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16105116 on 08/20/2018 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes a variable-speed gearbox. The variable-speed gearbox includes a low-speed gear train and a high-speed gear train, each gear train of which is configured to selectively provide torque from an engine of the aircraft to a proprotor. The variable-speed gearbox also includes a hydraulic system configured to provide torque to the proprotor. The hydraulic system includes a hydraulic pump driven by the engine of the tiltrotor aircraft and a variable-displacement motor driven by a hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic pump.

[F16H] GEARING


High-pressure re-start control algorithm for microchannel condenser with reheat coil
Patent No. 11022331 

Inventor(s): Colin Clara (Frisco, TX), Eric Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Walter E. Davis, II (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15362316 on 11/28/2016 (1646 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system with a reheat coil is described, the system includes a compressor, a micro-channel condenser and an evaporator. A reversing valve is connected to the compressor, the micro-channel condenser and the reheat coil. The reversing valve is used to direct the refrigerant from the compressor to the micro-channel condenser in a normal mode, and to direct the refrigerant from the compressor to the reheat coil in a reheat mode. The reversing valve can be switched from normal mode to reheat mode when a high pressure condition is detected at an input to the micro-channel condenser, and switched back from reheat mode to normal mode when the high pressure condition has resolved or an amount of time has passed. In the normal mode the refrigerant is returned from the reheat coil into a refrigerant line between the evaporator and the compressor through a restrictor.

[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)


Boosterless ballistic transfer
Patent No. 11022415 

Inventor(s): Carter James Buono (Arlington, TX), Jason P. Metzger (Joshua, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16615383 on 12/28/2018 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ballistic transfer system, comprising: a housing, wherein the housing is cylindrical, wherein the housing comprises: a central bore that traverses a length of the housing; a first end; wherein the first end is disposed about a first ballistic apparatus; and a second end, wherein the second end is opposite to the first end, wherein the second end is disposed about a second ballistic apparatus; an alignment insert, wherein the alignment insert is secured into the housing; a first detonation transfer line, wherein a portion of the first detonation transfer line is disposed within the alignment insert; and a second detonation transfer line, wherein a portion of the second detonation transfer line is disposed within the alignment insert.

[F42D] BLASTING (fuses, e.g. fuse cords, C06C 5/00; blasting cartridges F42B 3/00)


 

P H Y S I C S

Production-logging sensor
Patent No. 11021950 

Inventor(s): Angel Mendoza (Calgary, , CA), Johnathan Miko (Calgary, , CA), Kee Siu (Calgary, , CA), Mark Lloyd (Calgary, , CA)
Assignee(s): Probe Technology Services, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432953 on 06/06/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor comprising three electrodes forming two electrode pairs, each pair having a gap between the electrodes, is disclosed. An electrically insulating layer is disposed in the gap of one electrode pair. The sensor may include a RC oscillator circuit connected to the electrode pair having the insulating layer such that the electrode pair contributes to the capacitance of the circuit. The sensor may include a power supply connected to the other electrode pair to provide a voltage across and current through material in the pair’’s gap. The sensor may be disposed in a borehole to allow borehole fluid to enter the gaps and the RC oscillator circuit and power supply may be operated to provide a measure of capacitance and resistance characteristics of the borehole fluid.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Liquid tank level measurement
Patent No. 11022477 

Inventor(s): Eric Stephen Olson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213575 on 12/07/2018 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary liquid tank level measurement system includes a tank having a wall, an accelerometer attached to the wall and configured to measure a vibration in the wall, and an instrument electronically connected to the accelerometer, the instrument configured to communicate a liquid level condition responsive to a vibration measurement received from the accelerometer.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Systems and methods for thermometry and theranostic applications
Patent No. 11022500 

Inventor(s): Baohong Yuan (Arlington, TX), Shuai Yu (Mansfield, TX), Tingfeng Yao (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16304408 on 06/02/2017 (1460 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, methods of measuring the temperature of an environment are described herein. In some embodiments, such a method comprises (a) disposing a population of ultrasound-switchable fluorophores in the environment, the population comprising n differing fluorophores having n differing switching threshold temperatures; (b) exposing the environment to an ultrasound beam to create an activation region having a temperature greater than or equal to one or more of the switching threshold temperatures; (c) disposing the fluorophores within the activation region to switch at least one fluorophore from an off state to an on state; (d) exposing the environment to up to n beams of electromagnetic radiation, thereby exciting at least one fluorophore in the on state; (e) detecting up to n photoluminescence signals emitted by the fluorophores; and (f) correlating the photoluminescence signals with up to n temperatures or temperature ranges.

[G01K] MEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (radiation pyrometry G01J 5/00)


Devices and methods for sample analysis
Patent No. 11022598 

Inventor(s): Andrew T. Fischer (Euless, TX), Dustin House (Carrollton, TX), Edna M. Prieto-Ballengee (Dallas, TX), Lyle Yarnell (Richardson, TX), M. Shawn Murphy (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724213 on 10/03/2017 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for analyte analysis using a nanopore are disclosed. The methods, devices, and systems utilize a first and a second binding member that each specifically bind to an analyte in a biological sample. The method further includes detecting and/or counting a cleavable tag attached to the second binding member and correlating the presence and/or the number of tags to presence and/or concentration of the analyte. Certain aspects of the methods do not involve a tag, rather the second binding member may be directly detected/quantitated. The detecting and/or counting may be performed by translocating the tag/second binding member through a nanopore. Devices and systems that are programmed to carry out the disclosed methods are also provided.

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


Detection of pulse width tampering of signals
Patent No. 11022637 

Inventor(s): Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ARM LIMITED (Cambridge, , GB)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16244364 on 01/10/2019 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor system includes a sensor having a charge storage device controllably connected to a voltage source under control of a signal under test; and a readout circuit coupled to the charge storage device to determine whether the pulse width of the signal under test has changed greater than a threshold amount according to a voltage at the charge storage device. In some cases, the determination of whether the pulse width of the signal under test has changed includes determining whether the voltage satisfies a condition with respect to a comparison voltage. In some cases, the determination of whether the pulse width of the signal under test has changed is based on a propagation delay through a delay chain, where the propagation delay is dependent on the voltage.

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


Techniques for angle resolution in radar
Patent No. 11022675 

Inventor(s): Sandeep Rao (Bengaluru, , IN), Saurabh Khanna (Delhi, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16857242 on 04/24/2020 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radar apparatus for estimating position of a plurality of obstacles. The radar apparatus includes a receive antenna unit. The receive antenna unit includes a linear array of antennas and an additional antenna at a predefined offset from at least one antenna in the linear array of antennas. The radar apparatus also includes a signal processing unit. The signal processing unit estimates an azimuth frequency associated with each obstacle of the plurality of obstacles from a signal received from the plurality of obstacles at the linear array of antennas. In addition, the signal processing unit estimates an azimuth angle and an elevation angle associated with each obstacle from the estimated azimuth frequency associated with each obstacle.

[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


Improving azimuth determination accuracy using multiple GNSS antennas
Patent No. 11022702 

Inventor(s): Sammit Patel (Dallas, TX), Scott Michaelis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16060844 on 01/05/2017 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure may improve the accuracy of the known azimuth determination techniques by employing more than two GNSS antennas positioned on a base station antenna. Techniques may use one or more combinations of the GNSS antennas to determine an azimuth of the base station antenna, which serve to improve accuracy of an azimuth determination.

[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


Optical eyepiece using single-sided patterning of grating couplers
Patent No. 11022790 

Inventor(s): Nai-Wen Pi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16898723 on 06/11/2020 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: An eyepiece includes a substrate and an in-coupling grating patterned on a single side of the substrate. A first grating coupler is patterned on the single side of the substrate and has a first grating pattern. The first grating coupler is optically coupled to the in-coupling grating. A second grating coupler is patterned on the single side of the substrate adjacent to the first grating coupler. The second grating coupler has a second grating pattern different from the first grating pattern. The second grating coupler is optically coupled to the in-coupling grating.

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


Switchable optical filter for imaging and optical beam modulation
Patent No. 11022823 

Inventor(s): Athanasios J. Syllaios (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058759 on 08/08/2018 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: switchable optical filter that is based on carrier injection induced semiconductor to metal phase transition (SMT) of vanadium oxide-based (e.g., VO[subscript]2[/subscript]) thin films may reversibly change from optically transparent to opaque while undergoing such phase transition. Electrical carrier injection may be established by an electric field or by photoexcitation. The SMT may also be induced by a combination of applying an electric field and optical flux. Such a switchable optical filter, when inserted in the optical path of an optical radiation sensor, may be used to control and/or limit high power optical beams, such as a laser beam impinging on one or more sensor elements. Since the SMT may be configured to occur at ultrafast time scales (e.g., approximately 100 femtoseconds), it may also act as a beam shutter and/or as a fast optical beam modulator.

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


Projector with laser and phosphor
Patent No. 11022868 

Inventor(s): Terry Alan Bartlett (Dallas, TX), William M. Bommersbach (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17002156 on 08/25/2020 (280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector includes a laser light source and a glass wheel. The laser source is configured to generate laser light. The glass wheel is optically coupled to the laser source. The glass wheel includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to receive the laser light, and includes a light direction device optically coupled to the laser source. The second surface is opposite the first surface and is configured to emit light. The second surface includes a first arc of a phosphor deposited at a first distance from a center of the glass wheel. The light direction device is configured to direct the laser light to the first arc of the phosphor. The second surface also includes a second arc of the phosphor deposited at a second distance from the center of the glass wheel.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


System and method for adaptive domain reduction for thermo-structural simulation of additive manufacturing process
Patent No. 11022957 

Inventor(s): David Madeley (Louth, , GB), Livio Dalloro (Plainsboro, NJ), Louis Komzsik (Huntington Beach, CA), Lucia Mirabella (Plainsboro, NJ), Tsz Ling Elaine Tang (Plainsboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16471353 on 01/26/2017 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are provided for adaptive domain reduction for thermo-structural simulation of an additive manufacturing process. The system may include a processor configured to carry out a simulation of a part being additively produced according to a set of tool paths. The simulation may include determining an original mesh of the part; determining an order of the elements of the original mesh to deposit; and simulating an incremental deposit of each of the elements of the original mesh for a material in the order that the elements are determined to be deposited. For each incremental deposit of an additional respective element the processor may determine thermal characteristics and structural deformation characteristics of the deposited elements. After the deposit of several layers have been simulated, subsequent simulation of elements may be carried out based on a respective modified version of the original mesh in which at least some of the layers of the original mesh previously simulated to be deposited under a current layer are retained and at least some are omitted.

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


Navigation system with camera assist
Patent No. 11022972 

Inventor(s): Aaron M. Hitchcock (Fort Worth, TX), Maurice D. Griffin (San Antonio, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16528030 on 07/31/2019 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment is a navigation system for an aircraft including a positioning system to generate information related to a position of the aircraft, a group of cameras mounted to a body of the aircraft, each camera of the group of cameras to simultaneously capture images of a portion of an environment that surrounds the aircraft, and a processing component coupled to the positioning system and the group of cameras, the processing component to determine a current position of the aircraft based on the information related to the position of the aircraft and the images.

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


Flow limiter for regulators
Patent No. 11022988 

Inventor(s): Justin Wade Hart (Melissa, TX), Thomas Leroy Weyer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696096 on 11/26/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control assembly can be configured for use with a pressure regulator having a valve body defining a fluid flow path. The control assembly can include a control member, a stem, and a lever, and can be disposed within the pressure regulator to selectively control fluid flow. The control assembly can include a primary control member and a secondary control member, or a mechanical stop that can operate to restrict flow along the fluid flow path, including when the stem disconnects from the lever.

[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)


Air distribution systems and methods
Patent No. 11022989 

Inventor(s): David G. Pich (Frisco, TX), Hajo C. M. Siemers (Allen, TX), Jason T. Letterman (McKinney, TX), Kazim C. Demirhan (Garland, TX), Virginia M. Sivie (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AIR DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965555 on 04/27/2018 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system including a sensor system configured to detect heat indications within a plurality of areas of a conditioned space, wherein the sensor system comprise a thermal light detector, and a controller configured to receive feedback from the sensor system and, based on the feedback, control airflow distribution, via an airflow distribution system, such that airflow management for each of the plurality of areas is individually correlated to a heat indication detected for the respective area.

[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)


Dynamic API allocation based on data-tagging
Patent No. 11023156 

Inventor(s): Bruno dos Santos Silva (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16446715 on 06/20/2019 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dynamic API allocation based on data-tagging is provided. Data that is stored in a local system is parsed and normalized. One or more highly used fields is identified and tagged. A counter corresponding to each highly used field is incremented upon each reference. Upon exceeding a threshold, data is migrated to object storage. An index is created for each highly used field. A bi-directional pipeline is created between the local system and the cloud-based system. The data structure is created in object storage in the cloud-based system. Data is dynamically migrated through the pipeline from the local system to cloud-based object storage. Cloud-based system sends an API endpoint to local system. Future data accesses to local data are redirected to object storage using the API endpoint. Local system continues monitoring data utilization. Upon utilization dropping below a threshold, data accesses are redirected to local system, using the local pointer.

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


Apparatuses and methods to mask write operations for a mode of operation using ECC circuitry
Patent No. 11023173 

Inventor(s): Ming-Bo Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16559497 on 09/03/2019 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary semiconductor device includes an input/output (I/O) circuit configured to combine data corresponding to a write command received via data terminals with a first subset of corrected read data retrieved from a memory cell array to provide write data. The exemplary semiconductor device further includes a write driver circuit configured to mask a write operation of a first bit of the write data that corresponds to a bit of the first subset of the read data and to perform a write operation for a second bit of the write data that corresponds to the data received via the data terminals.

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


Enhanced autocorrect features using audio interface
Patent No. 11023202 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Tutunjian Bitetto, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425288 on 05/29/2019 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method are provided for enabling an audio interface enhanced autocorrect feature in a mobile device. The method includes detecting activation of an autocorrect feature of a mobile device in response to a portion of text not appearing in a system dictionary, enabling a microphone in response to activation of the autocorrect feature, receiving audio input from a user responsive to a word replacement by the autocorrect feature, and implementing an enhanced autocorrect action based on the audio input.

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


User interface common components and scalable integrable reusable isolated user interface
Patent No. 11023213 

Inventor(s): Charles E. Smith (Van Alstyne, TX), Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Jiaxin Guo (Plano, TX), Justin Pitz (Frisco, TX), Venkatasudharsan Dasa (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16871387 on 05/11/2020 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are examples related to building a customized data collection widget. Building of the customized data collection widget includes receiving a selection of several universal modules for inclusion in the widget. Each universal module of the selected several universal modules may include programming code that causes rendering of user-fillable data fields on a display, and a summary page including data requirements of the respective universal module. Based on the data requirements in a summary page of each respective universal module of the selected several universal modules, the selected several universal modules retrieved from a module repository may be combined in a customized data collection container stored in a composite repository. The selected customized data collection container may be combined with selected other data collection containers to form a uniquely identifiable, customized data collection widget. The customized data collection widget may be delivered to the composite repository.

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


Implementing a post error analysis system that includes log creation facilities associated with instances of software applications
Patent No. 11023306 

Inventor(s): Praveen Morusupalli (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Trellis IP Law Group, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16458851 on 07/01/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: User-to-software-application-instance-pairings are created. Each of the pairings is a unique relationship between one of the users and one of the instances of the software applications. Identifiers for the user-to-software-application-instance-pairings are received. There is a separate identifier for each of the user-to-software-application-instance-pairings. One of the log creation facilities is associated with each of the user-to-software-application-instance-pairings. Log files are created at corresponding ones of the log creation facilities in response to detecting errors during execution of the instances of the software applications. The log files are categorized based on error categories. A request for a post error analysis report is received. The request specifies one of the error categories. A subset of the log files is determined based on the specified error category specified in the request. The subset of the log files is displayed. One of the identifiers is displayed for each error described in the post error analysis report.

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


Protecting data memory in a signal processing system
Patent No. 11023323 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Rao (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788004 on 02/11/2020 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: Data memory protection is provided for a signal processing system such as a radar system in which the data memory is protected with a common set of parity bits rather than requiring a set of parity bits for each memory word as in Error Correction Coded (ECC) memories. The common set of parity bits may be updated as memory words in the data memory are accessed as part of signal processing of one or more digital signals. The memory protection ensures that in the absence of memory errors the common parity bits are zero at the end of processing the digital signals as long as each word in the data memory that is used for storing the signal processing data is written and read an equal number of times.

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


Cache diagnostic techniques
Patent No. 11023342 

Inventor(s): Matthew B. Smittle (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Western Digital Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264118 on 01/31/2019 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to cache debug using control registers based on debug commands. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a processor core, debug circuitry, and control circuitry. In some embodiments, the debug circuitry is configured to receive external debug inputs and send abstract commands to the processor core based on the external debug inputs. In some embodiments, the control circuitry is configured to, in response to an abstract command to read data from the cache: write cache address information to a first control register, assert a trigger signal to cause a read of the data from the cache to a second control register, based on the cache address information in the first control register, and send data from the second control register to the debug circuitry. In various embodiments, this may facilitate hardware cache debug using debug circuitry that also controls software debugging.

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


Intelligent automated way of baselining integration content using messages from historical tests to be used for regression testing
Patent No. 11023361 

Inventor(s): Mamatha Vittalkar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SAP SE (Walldorf, , DE)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16701372 on 12/03/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for determining an integration regression between a source system and a target system. An embodiment operates by selecting a first set of messages in a middleware system. The embodiment receives a baseline mapping for the first set of messages from the middleware system. The embodiment creates a test suite based on the first set of messages. The embodiment performs the test suite, wherein the performing generates a second set of messages in the middleware system and a current mapping for the second set of messages. The embodiment compares the first set of messages to the second set of messages based on the baseline mapping and the current mapping. The embodiment determines an integration regression between the source system and the target system based on the comparing.

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


Systems and methods for code parsing and lineage detection
Patent No. 11023500 

Inventor(s): Fei Tong (Plano, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Plano, TX), Yuanyuan Yin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252117 on 01/18/2019 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and techniques for lineage detection of calculations (e.g., processes, metrics, important data elements, data elements, or the like). According to disclosed embodiments, a lineage detector acquires one or more parameters, which at least include a first parameter indicative of source code and a second parameter indicative of a calculation. The lineage detector also parses the source code. After parsing the source code, the lineage detector determines the data lineage of the calculation based on the parsed source code. In some embodiments, the lineage detector generates and displays output of the data lineage.

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


Geographic population health information system
Patent No. 11023563 

Inventor(s): Trent Tyrone Haywood (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Neal, Gerber Eisenberg LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882406 on 05/22/2020 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for providing a data analysis in the form of a customized geographic visualization on a graphical user interface (GUI) on a remote client computing device using only a web browser on the remote client device. The system receives a user’’s selected data analysis to be performed by the system for display on the remote client device. The system verifies the data access permissions of the user to render a data analysis solution customized to that particular user, and automatically prevents that user from gaining access to data analysis solutions to which that user is prohibited. The system is configured to respond to the user’’s data analysis request, perform the necessary computations on the server side on the fly, and send a dataset interpretable by the client device’’s web browser for display on the client device or on a device associated with the client device. NULL


System and method for interactive datasheets
Patent No. 11023643 

Inventor(s): Andrew George Dykstra (Allen, TX), Christopher William Sarli (Dallas, TX), Makram Mounzer Mansour (San Jose, CA), Todd Ashley Breeding (Meadows Place, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16691208 on 11/21/2019 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes retrieving an interactive datasheet for a product and displaying, on an output device, a first view of the interactive datasheet for the product, including a first section and a second section. The method also includes adjusting, in response to receiving, by an input device of the computing device from a user, a first value of a characteristic of the product to produce a first adjusted characteristic, and updating a model of the product, based on the first value of the characteristic of the product, to produce an updated interactive datasheet for the product. Additionally, the method includes updating the first view of the interactive datasheet for the product displayed on the output device, the first view, based on the updated interactive datasheet for the product and storing, in the memory, the updated interactive datasheet for the product, in response to receiving an indication by the user.

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


Optical proximity correction modeling with density-based gauge weighting
Patent No. 11023644 

Inventor(s): Andrew Burbine (Rochester, NY), Christopher Clifford (Alameda, CA), Germain Louis Fenger (Gladstone, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16997312 on 08/19/2020 (286 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application discloses a computing system implementing an optical proximity correction model calibration tool to determine parameters for gauges describing features of an integrated circuit. The gauges include values corresponding to measurements collected for a set of the features. The optical proximity correction model calibration tool can ascertain densities of the gauges based on the measurements associated with the parameters for the gauges, and set weights for the gauges based, at least in part, on the densities. The optical proximity correction model calibration tool can calibrate an optical proximity correction (OPC) model using the weights for the gauges. The OPC model calibrated with the weights of the gauges can be utilized to predict of a printed image on a substrate described by a mask layout design corresponding to the integrated circuit.

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


Puzzle-based pattern analysis and classification
Patent No. 11023648 

Inventor(s): Jia-Tze Huang (Beaverton, OR), Jonathan James Muirhead (Portland, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16216127 on 12/11/2018 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for pattern matching and classification are disclosed. In one example of the disclosed technology, a method of performing pattern matching according to a puzzle-matching the methodology includes analyzing an original source layout pattern and determining a signature for the original source layout pattern. A target layout is scanned to search for one or more portions of the target layout that have a signature that matches or is similar to the signature of the original source pattern. Similar patterns are searched based on a signature comparison of the source pattern and the target layout. In some examples of the disclosed technology, it is possible to match partial context to the original source pattern. In some examples, matches can be made in the target layout for different orientations of layout.

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


Machine learning algorithm trained to identify algorithmically populated shopping carts as candidates for verification
Patent No. 11023728 

Inventor(s): Crystal Maung (Dallas, TX), Kyle Dalal (Coppell, TX), Matthew Raymond Magee (Sanger, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX), Xinan Wang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17104407 on 11/25/2020 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory and processor. The memory stores a machine learning algorithm configured to decide between using an algorithmic and a virtual cart to process a transaction. The processor receives feedback for a decision made by the algorithm, indicating whether the algorithmic and virtual carts match. The processor assigns a reward to the feedback. A first positive reward is assigned when the algorithmic cart is selected, and the feedback indicates that the carts match. A second positive reward is assigned when the virtual cart is selected, and the feedback indicates that the carts do not match. A first negative reward is assigned when the algorithmic cart is selected, and the feedback indicates that the carts do not match. A second negative reward is assigned when the virtual cart is selected, and the feedback indicates that the carts match. The processor uses the reward to update the algorithm.

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


System and method for providing machine-generated tickets to facilitate tracking
Patent No. 11023740 

Inventor(s): Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17104296 on 11/25/2020 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tracking system includes a set of cameras, a kiosk, and a tracking server. The kiosk receives a payment amount from a person. The tracking server extracts features of the person from an image feed received from the set of cameras. The tracking server generates a session identifier that is associated with the payment amount and a unique code. The unique code represents at least one of the payment amount and features of the person. The tracking server sends a message to the kiosk to provide a ticket corresponding to the payment amount and the unique code to the person. The tracking server receives a digital cart associated with the person comprising items and a total cash value of the items. The tracking server concludes a transaction by deducting the total cash value from the payment amount.

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


Draw wire encoder based homography
Patent No. 11023741 

Inventor(s): Kyle Dalal (Coppell, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17104430 on 11/25/2020 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor calibration system configured to receive a first frame of one or more markers on a repositionable platform at a first location within a space from a sensor. The system is further configured to determine pixel locations in the first frame for a first marker and a second marker from among the one or more markers. The system is further configured to receive distance information that corresponds with a distance between the platform and distance measuring devices. The system is further configured to determine (x,y) coordinates for the first marker and the second marker based on the distance information. The system is further configured to generate a homography based on the (x,y) coordinates and pixel locations of the first marker and the second marker. The homography includes coefficients that translate between pixel locations in the first frame of the sensor and (x,y) coordinates in the global plane.

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


System and method for determining a lane change of a preceding vehicle
Patent No. 11023753 

Inventor(s): Ahmed Sakr (Mountain View, CA), Gaurav Bansal (Mountain View, CA), Miles J. Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI), Vladimeros Vladimerou (Whitmore Lake, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286997 on 02/27/2019 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to detecting a lane change of a target vehicle ahead of an ego vehicle. In one approach, a method includes receiving communications from a target vehicle specifying state information about the target vehicle. The method includes determining a location of a first decision point at a first distance ahead of an ego vehicle and acquiring sensor data about the target vehicle. The method includes determining motion information about the target vehicle based on the sensor data. The motion information includes positions that the target vehicle occupied relative to the ego vehicle. The method includes storing the state information and motion information for a first amount of time, and determining whether the target vehicle has changed lanes based on the state information and the motion information that has been stored once the ego vehicle has reached the first decision position.

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


Genetic algorithm with deterministic logic
Patent No. 11023813 

Inventor(s): Christine Koski (Dallas, TX), Jonathan Watts (Denver, CO), Ryan Heaton (Castle Rock, CO), Stephen Cook (Albuquerque, NM)
Assignee(s): nMetric, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597155 on 10/09/2019 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method for applying deterministic logic to select resources for resource genomes in a genetic algorithm, a logic engine identifies resources associated with an objective and an overall task population to be completed by one or more of the identified resources. The logic engine then selects a deterministic logical framework from one or more deterministic logical frameworks based on the objective. Following the selection of a deterministic logical framework, the logic engine selects one or more resources from the one or more identified resources based on the selected deterministic logical framework. The logic engine compiles the one or more selected resources into a resource genome, assigns one or more tasks from the task population to the one or more selected resources, and sends instructions to the one or more selected resources to execute the one or more tasks. The logic engine determines a value score for the resource genome.

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


Systems and methods for providing ACH transaction notification and facilitating ACH transaction disputes
Patent No. 11023866 

Inventor(s): David Peace (Harrison, TN), Deborah Peace (Harrison, TN)
Assignee(s): Alkami Technology, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Newman Law, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16174734 on 10/30/2018 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for identifying incoming ACH transactions involving subscriber accounts at a financial institution, comparing the ACH transaction details with preset notification criteria, suspending any ACH transaction that satisfy the preset criteria so that the transaction does not post to the account, notifying the subscriber of the incoming ACH transaction, providing the subscriber with the option to either authorize or dispute the ACH transaction, and facilitating the dispute process according to applicable banking rules by requesting further information from the subscriber and forwarding the dispute information to the ACH operator.

[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]


Recommendation engine that integrates customer social review-based data to understand preferences and recommend products
Patent No. 11023953 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hsiang Chow (Plano, TX), Elizabeth Furlan (Plano, TX), Steven Dang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16816008 on 03/11/2020 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a system and methods for implementing a recommendation engine. The recommendation engine can at least generate a segmentation identifying a customer group for a product, receive a customer review from a storage location, generate a customer review profile based on the customer review, match the customer review profile to the customer group based on comparing purchase factors, preference levels, or a combination thereof associated with the segmentation and purchase factors, preference levels, or a combination thereof associated with the customer review profile, and recommend the product, one or more features of the product, or a combination thereof to a further customer based on the matched customer review profile.

[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]


System and method for ordering items from a vehicle
Patent No. 11023959 

Inventor(s): Senthilkumar Gopal Kalaimani (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Connected North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16247944 on 01/15/2019 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, example systems and methods relate to ordering food from a vehicle. A driver or a passenger of a vehicle indicates that they would like to order food from the vehicle by speaking a command, or by making a selection on a display associated with the vehicle. In response to the indication, the vehicle determines one or more restaurants that are near the vehicle, or that are near the route being traveled by the vehicle. After the driver or passenger selects a restaurant, the vehicle loads a restaurant specific natural language understanding model that is associated with the restaurant. As the driver or passenger speaks their order, the restaurant specific natural language understanding model is used to process the audio and generate an order. The order and an estimated time of arrival of the vehicle is provided electronically to the restaurant.

[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 location fencing within a controlled environment
Patent No. 11023987 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee 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: 16530527 on 08/02/2019 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for providing location fencing within a controlled environment are disclosed herein. A location fencing server determines a location of a first inmate based on a first beacon device, and determines a location of a second inmate based on a second beacon device. Further, the location fencing server determines a proximity status based on the location of the first inmate and the location of the second inmate. Additionally, the location fencing server determines that the first inmate and the second inmate are in violation of a proximity policy based on the proximity status. In some embodiments, the location fencing server sends a notification to an employee device based on the violation of a proximity policy.

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


Method and apparatus for electronic gaming
Patent No. 11024130 

Inventor(s): Robert Burnside (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Jack Ten Suited (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679955 on 11/11/2019 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing a card game is provided. Players are provided an option to enter one or more tournaments (for real monies or play monies). In an embodiment, a tournament lasts for a predetermined number of hands for a predetermined duration. As an example, a tournament duration is defined by the number of players who bust out or complete a requisite number of hands by a predetermined date and time, or is defined by a specified number of players who bust out or complete the requisite number of hands. A tournament payout pool is determined based on the number of players who busted out or played in the tournament for a predetermined number of hands and duration.

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


Traffic management system
Patent No. 11024162 

Inventor(s): Martin Patrick McEnroe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540982 on 08/14/2019 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A traffic management system that manages policy agreements between operators and visual indicator devices receives first sensor data from a physical environment. The traffic management system computationally processes the first sensor data to identify a first visual indication in the sensor data and determines that the first visual indication is associated with first policy agreement. The traffic management system then determines, based on the first sensor data, that a first visual indicator system that provided the first visual indication is violating a first policy included in the first policy agreement and, in response, provides a policy violation notification that the first visual indicator system is violating the first policy.

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


Display system
Patent No. 11024267 

Inventor(s): Dan Morgan (McKinney, TX), Jeff Kempf (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16871793 on 05/11/2020 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gaze tracking display system includes a processor and display circuitry. The processor is configured to perform foveated rendering of image data, and to output foveated image data. The display circuitry is coupled to the processor. The display circuitry includes a display device and a display controller. The display device is configured to produce a viewable image. The display controller is configured to drive the display device. The display controller includes reconstruction circuitry configured to produce an image at a resolution of the display device based on the foveated image data received from the processor.

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


Quality feedback on user-recorded keywords for automatic speech recognition systems
Patent No. 11024302 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Lorin Paul Netsch (Allen, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15706128 on 09/15/2017 (1355 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an automated speech recognition system. A microphone records a keyword spoken by a user, and a front end divides the recorded keyword into a plurality of subunits, each containing a segment of recorded audio, and extracts a set of features from each of the plurality of subunits. A decoder assigns one of a plurality of content classes to each of the plurality of subunits according to at least the extracted set of features for each subunit. A quality evaluation component calculates a score representing a quality of the keyword from the content classes assigned to the plurality of subunits.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Communicating announcements
Patent No. 11024303 

Inventor(s): Mahesh Rajagopalan (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Pierce Atwood LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15708874 on 09/19/2017 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for communicating announcements across devices are described. A system performs speech processing on input audio data to determine a command to output an announcement. The system determines devices outputting indicators representing users are proximate thereto. The system generates output audio data corresponding to at least a portion of the input audio data corresponding to announcement content. The system sends the output audio data to the devices along with instructions to output audio corresponding to the output audio data.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Memory device with a clocking mechanism
Patent No. 11024349 

Inventor(s): Jason M. Brown (Allen, TX), Todd A. Dauenbaugh (Richardson, TX), Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401057 on 05/01/2019 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a first data driver configured to send a first data according to a first clock signal; a first data port electrically coupled to the first data driver, the first data port configured to receive the first data; a second data driver configured to send a second data according to a second clock signal, wherein the second clock signal does not match the first clock signal; and a second data port electrically coupled to the second data driver, the second data port configured to receive the second data.

[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)


Low power linear memory readout
Patent No. 11024354 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16728041 on 12/27/2019 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: Circuits and methods are disclosed that, in embodiments, may be used for low power memory signal readout. In an embodiment, the circuit comprises a front end stage including an impedance conversion network for receiving a signal and providing voltage or current gain, and a wideband multiplier for receiving an output signal from the impedance conversion network and converting the output signal to differential output signals; and a baseband stage including a voltage mode mixer for receiving the differential output signals from the wideband multiplier and providing voltage gain, and a bandpass filter/amplifier for receiving a mixer output signal from the voltage mode mixer and filtering and amplifying the mixer output signal; and wherein DC voltages of the front-end stage are biased independently of a biasing of DC voltages of the baseband stage.

[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)


Methods and systems for highly optimized memristor write process
Patent No. 11024379 

Inventor(s): Craig Warner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16667773 on 10/29/2019 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing write process optimization for memristors are described. Write process optimization circuitry manipulates the memristor’’s write operation, allowing the number of cycles in the write process is reduced. Write process optimization circuitry can include write current integration circuitry that measures an integral of a write current over time. The write optimization circuitry can also include shaping circuitry. The shaping circuitry can shape a write pulse, by determining the pulse’’s termination, width, and slope. The write pulse is shaped depending upon whether the target memristor device exhibits characteristics of ‘’maladroit’’ cells or ‘’adroit’’ cells. The pulse shaping circuitry uses the integral and measured write current to terminate the write pulse in a manner that allows the memristor, wherein having maladroit cells and adroit cells, to reach a target state. Thus, utility of memristors is enhanced by realizing an optimized write process with decrease latency and improved efficiency.

[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)


Parallel memory operations in multi-bonded memory device
Patent No. 11024385 

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (Hiratsuka, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16415377 on 05/17/2019 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device is disclosed including an integrated memory module. The integrated memory module includes a first semiconductor die comprising first non-volatile memory cells, a second semiconductor die comprising second non-volatile memory cells, and a third semiconductor die comprising control circuitry. The first, the second and the third semiconductor die are bonded together. The control circuitry is configured to control memory operations in the first memory cells in parallel with the second memory cells.

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


Memory device with compensation for program speed variations due to block oxide thinning
Patent No. 11024387 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17102712 on 11/24/2020 (189 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for optimizing a program operation in a memory device to compensate for program speed variations due to block oxide thinning. In one approach, during a program operation, a program voltage which indicates program speed is acquired from sub-blocks with the highest and lowest program speeds. An initial program voltage for intermediate sub-blocks can be determined based on the acquired program voltages and the positions of the intermediate sub-blocks. The technique can accommodate a loss of one or both acquired program voltages if the programming is interrupted. In another approach, a program voltage which indicates program speed is acquired from one sub-block, and for a later-programmed sub-block, an appropriate offset is located from a table and summed with the acquired program voltage to determine an optimum initial program voltage.

[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)


Sense amplifier for bidirectional sensing of memory cells of a non-volatile memory
Patent No. 11024392 

Inventor(s): Ali Al-Shamma (San Jose, CA), Seungpil Lee (San Ramon, CA), Yingchang Chen (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724896 on 12/23/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sense amplifier for a memory circuit is presented that can sense a selected memory cell in either a first sensing mode, in which current from the selected memory cell flows from the memory cells into the sense amplifier, or a second sensing mode, in which current is discharged from the sense amplifier through the selected memory cell. In the first sensing mode, current from a selected memory cell is conducted through cascaded PMOS transistors to charge a sensing node, with the resultant voltage level on the sensing node used to determine the result of the sensing operation.

[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)


Read operation for non-volatile memory with compensation for adjacent wordline
Patent No. 11024393 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Ken Oowada (Fujisawa, , JP), Zhiping Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738677 on 01/09/2020 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a driver circuit, sense circuit, and die controller. The driver circuit supplies a pass voltage to a selected word line and unselected word lines, a sense voltage to an adjacent word line, and a bit line voltage to bit lines coupled to selected and unselected word lines. The sense circuit determines nonconducting and conducting memory cells on the adjacent word line. The die controller then directs the driver circuit to ramp the sense voltage on the adjacent word line to the pass voltage and ramp the pass voltage on the selected word line to ground. The die controller then directs the driver circuit to ramp the bit line voltage for bit lines coupled to nonconducting memory cells to a bit line compensation voltage and directs the sense circuit to read memory cells of the selected word line based on the bit line compensation voltage.

[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)


Method and device for providing a coach with training data of an athlete as the athlete is performing a swimming workout
Patent No. 11024413 

Inventor(s): Todd Martin (Lexington, OH)
Assignee(s): FINISH TIME HOLDINGS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17174619 on 02/12/2021 (109 days app to issue)

Abstract: An athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions. The system includes a mobile tracking device wearable around a portion of the athlete’’s head, and a training log server for maintaining an athlete profile that includes a training record updatable by the athlete and a training plan supplied by a coach. NULL


Control of event-driven software applications
Patent No. 11025526 

Inventor(s): Paul Oren Rabinowitz (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16950928 on 11/18/2020 (195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for modeling and execution of event-driven software applications. Its main parts are the routing graph model, the run time engine and optionally a user interface and automatic configuration modules. The routing graph is comprised of routing and processing task nodes. Routing nodes are enriched with node-type specific event routing logic. Task nodes process specific types of events and produce output events. The run time engine executes the routing graph model, based on the routing nodes logic and the tasks processing functions. The user interface component is used to compose and manage the routing graph configuration. The automatic configuration modules may be used to combine and configure predefined routing sub-graphs into a resulting routing graph model.

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


Near-eye display system including a modulation stack
Patent No. 11025893 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: Nicholson De Vos Webster Elliott LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16253140 on 01/21/2019 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A near-eye display system comprising an image source, a modulation stack, and an imaging assembly. The modulation stack, in one embodiment, comprises one or more digital light path length modulators.

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


Targeting and demographics scheduling utilizing a framework for audience rating estimation
Patent No. 11025975 

Inventor(s): Wassim Samir Chaar (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Chip Law Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14842808 on 09/01/2015 (2100 days app to issue)

Abstract: An advertisement management system receives a commercial break schedule generated from a completed assignment of one or more spots, which correspond to deals including advertiser orders to place the one or more spots into one or more commercial breaks in the commercial break schedule based on constraints and placement requirements. The system determines which of one or more orders in one or more deals are targeting orders, and determine a baseline target delivery for the targeting orders based on expected viewership associated with the targeting orders. The system places a portion of the one or more spots for the targeting orders based on a lift goal over the baseline target delivery, determines a liability per pending spot for spots determined to be candidates for advertisement scheduling and reshuffles placement of a remaining portion of the one or more spots based on the liability per pending spot for the candidates.

[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]


 

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Copper passivation
Patent No. 11021786 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Ashok Prabhu (San Jose, CA), Luu Thanh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Mahmud Halim Chowdhury (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16209513 on 12/04/2018 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, a method for passivating a copper structure includes: passivating a surface of the copper structure with a copper corrosion inhibitor layer; and depositing a protection overcoat layer with a thickness less than 35 m on a surface of the copper corrosion inhibitor 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 for minimizing sidewall damage during low k etch processes
Patent No. 11024513 

Inventor(s): Chih-Yu Hsu (Tsukuba, , JP), Nathan Stafford (Damascus, OR), Peng Shen (Tsukuba, , JP)
Assignee(s): Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16474667 on 12/29/2017 (1250 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for minimizing sidewall damage during low k etch processes are disclosed. The methods etch the low k layers f using the plasma activated vapor of an organofluorine compound having a formula selected from the group consisting of NCR; ([email protected])(R)(CN); Rx[-CN(Rz)]y; and R(3-a)-NHa, wherein a=1-2, x=1-2, y=1-2, z=0-1, x+z=1-3, and each R independently has the formula HaFbCc with a=0-11, b=0-11, and c=0-5.

[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]


Lead frame system
Patent No. 11024562 

Inventor(s): Alex Ting Chin-Sern (Johor, , MY), Minhui Ma (Sichuan, , CN), Qinghua Hu (Sichuan, , CN), Ruben Da Rolda, Jr. (Plano, TX), Xingliang Deng (Sichuan, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15296880 on 10/18/2016 (1687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lead frame strip with corrugated saw street metal where the corrugated saw street metal is comprised of a partial thickness of the lead frame strip metal. A lead frame strip with corrugated saw street metal where the corrugated saw street metal is comprised of a half thickness of the lead frame strip metal.

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


Packaged electronic device with film isolated power stack
Patent No. 11024564 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Almeria Noquil (Bethlehem, PA), Osvaldo Jorge Lopez (Annandale, NJ), Tianyi Luo (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16445836 on 06/19/2019 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged electronic device includes a stacked configuration of a first semiconductor die in a first recess in a first side of a first conductive plate, a second semiconductor die in a second recess in a first side of a second conductive plate, a third conductive plate electrically coupled to a second side of the second semiconductor die, and a package structure that encloses the first semiconductor die, and the second semiconductor die, where the package structure includes a side that exposes a portion of a second side of the first conductive plate.

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


Semiconductor package with underfill between a sensor coil and a semiconductor die
Patent No. 11024576 

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: 16732296 on 12/31/2019 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a leadframe including a sensor coil between sensor coil leads and further including a plurality of die leads physically and electrically separated from the sensor coil, and a semiconductor die over the leadframe with die contacts electrically connected to the die leads. The semiconductor die includes a sensor operable to detect magnetic fields created by electrical current through the sensor coil, the semiconductor die operable to output a signal representative of the detected magnetic fields via the die leads. The semiconductor package further includes a dielectric underfill filling a gap between the sensor coil and the semiconductor die, and a dielectric mold compound covering the sensor coil and the dielectric underfill and at least partially covering the semiconductor die and the die leads.

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


Integrated circuits and processes for protection of standard cell performance from context effects
Patent No. 11024620 

Inventor(s): Robert L. Pitts (Dallas, TX), Roger Mark Terry (Allen, TX), Thomas J. Aton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052770 on 08/02/2018 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: Integrated circuit ([b]5[/b]) includes substrate ([b]10[/b]) with surface ([b]20[/b]) and structure ([b]30[/b]) including base levels ([b]45.[/b][i]i, [/i][b]45[/b].([i]i[/i]+1)), terminating cells ([b]48, 49[/b]), and block ([b]40[/b]) of standard cells arranged in rows ([b]42.[/b][i]i, [/i][b]42[/b].([i]i[/i]+1)), and another type of block ([b]60[/b]) outside block ([b]40[/b]). Standard cells at at least two edges of block ([b]40[/b]) have the following protections: (1) block ([b]60[/b]) has strip of separation ([b]41.[/b][i]j[/i]) having at least a minimum width from the edges of block ([b]40[/b]), and protected by one of the following: (2) terminating cells ([b]48, 49[/b]) reduce context effect and some terminating cells ([b]48[/b]) are placed at at least one end of rows ([b]42.[/b][i]i, [/i][b]42[/b].([i]i[/i]+1)) of standard cells within first-named block ([b]40[/b]), and ([b]3[/b]) the terminating cells ([b]48, 49[/b]) reduce context effect and some terminating cells ([b]49[/b]) are at one end of a column of standard cells within block ([b]40[/b]). Other structures, devices, and processes are also 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]


Three-dimensional flat NAND memory device having curved memory elements and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11024635 

Inventor(s): Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16879903 on 05/21/2020 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of electrically conductive strips and spacer strips located over a substrate and laterally spaced apart among one another by memory stack assemblies. The spacer strips may include air gap strips or insulating strips. Each of the memory stack assemblies includes two two-dimensional arrays of lateral protrusion regions. Each of the lateral protrusion regions comprises a respective curved charge storage element. The charge storage elements may be discrete elements located within a respective lateral protrusion region, or may be a portion of a charge storage material layer that extends vertically over multiple electrically conductive strips. Each of the memory stack assemblies may include two rows of vertical semiconductor channels that laterally overlie a respective vertical stack of charge storage elements.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing a silicon nitride ring in an opening in a memory film and method of making the same
Patent No. 11024645 

Inventor(s): Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takumi Moriyama (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yasushi Dowaki (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yuki Kasai (Kuwana, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16583906 on 09/26/2019 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. A memory opening is formed through the alternating stack. A memory film including a silicon nitride layer and a tunneling dielectric layer is formed in the memory opening, and an opening is formed through the memory film. A chemical oxide layer is formed on a physically exposed surface of an underlying semiconductor material portion. A silicon nitride ring can be formed by selectively growing a silicon nitride material from an annular silicon nitride layer portion of the silicon nitride layer while suppressing deposition of the silicon nitride material on the tunneling dielectric layer and on the chemical oxide layer. A vertical semiconductor channel can be formed by depositing a continuous semiconductor material layer on the underlying semiconductor material portion and the tunneling dielectric layer and on the silicon nitride ring.

[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]


Ferroelectric memory devices including a stack of ferroelectric and antiferroelectric layers and method of making the same
Patent No. 11024648 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Seung-Yeul Yang (Pleasanton, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743436 on 01/15/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ferroelectric memory device includes a semiconductor channel, a gate electrode, and a ferroelectric memory element located between the semiconductor channel and the gate electrode. The ferroelectric memory element includes at least one ferroelectric material portion and at least one antiferroelectric material portion.

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


Integrated circuit with resurf region biasing under buried insulator layers
Patent No. 11024649 

Inventor(s): Alexei Sadovnikov (Sunnyvale, TX), Jeffrey A. Babcock (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16829970 on 03/25/2020 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: Complementary high-voltage bipolar transistors in silicon-on-insulator (SC) integrated circuits is disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a collector region is formed in an epitaxial silicon layer disposed over a buried insulator layer. A base region and an emitter are disposed over the collector region. An n-type region is formed under the buried insulator layer (BOX) by implanting donor impurity through the active region of substrate and BOX into a p-substrate. Later in the process flow this n-type region is connected from the top by doped poly-silicon plug and is biased at Vcc. In this case it will deplete lateral portion of PNP collector region and hence, will increase its BV.

[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]


Multi-junction perovskite material devices
Patent No. 11024814 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Irwin (Dallas, TX), Vivek V. Dhas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunt Perovskite Technologies, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968156 on 05/01/2018 (1127 days app to issue)

Abstract: Photovoltaic devices such as solar cells, hybrid solar cell-batteries, and other such devices may include an active layer disposed between two electrodes, the active layer having perovskite material and other material such as mesoporous material, interfacial layers, thin-coat interfacial layers, and combinations thereof. The perovskite material may be photoactive. The perovskite material may be disposed between two or more other materials in the photovoltaic device. Inclusion of these materials in various arrangements within an active layer of a photovoltaic device may improve device performance. Other materials may be included to further improve device performance, such as, for example: additional perovskites, and additional interfacial layers.

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


Component insulation systems
Patent No. 11024921 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15165228 on 05/26/2016 (1832 days app to issue)

Abstract: An insulation system for a vehicle includes a vehicle component that operates at an operating temperature that is higher than an initial temperature, an insulation member thermally coupled to the vehicle component and thermally coupled to an ambient medium, the insulation member including an enclosed chamber, the enclosed chamber including a chamber wall that defines an interior volume, and carbon dioxide positioned within the interior volume of the enclosed chamber, where the chamber wall prevents flow of the carbon dioxide out of the enclosed chamber.

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


Apparatuses for power combining and power dividing
Patent No. 11024935 

Inventor(s): Gilberto Guerra (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011435 on 06/18/2018 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stripline radial power combiner is provided. The stripline radial combiner comprises a first stripline level comprising N radial combiner arms coupled to a first common node; a second stripline level comprising a common port coupled to a second common node; wherein the first stripline level is mounted over the second stripline level; and wherein the first common node and the second common node are coupled by a conductive via through the first stripline level and the second stripline level.

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


Bidirectional inverting buck-boost converter converting dissipation current into recycling current
Patent No. 11025167 

Inventor(s): Ingolf Edgar Frank (Freising, , DE), Lars Lotzenburger (Erding, , DE), Matthieu Etienne Chevrier (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16872707 on 05/12/2020 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system having a load that generates an EMF energy, comprising: a controller; a switch having a control terminal coupled to the controller and a second terminal coupled to the load; a recycling circuit coupled to the load and the second terminal of the switch, the recycling circuit including a capacitor and a converter coupled to the capacitor, a voltage source and the load; and wherein the capacitor is operable to store the EMF energy.

[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]


LC oscillator driven by a negative resistance element
Patent No. 11025196 

Inventor(s): Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Atlanta, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248850 on 01/16/2019 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: An LC oscillator architecture in which an LC tank is driven by a negative resistance element (amplifier) including first and second Vbe/Vgs multipliers cross-coupled to the LC tank. Each Vbe/Vgs multiplier circuitry including a transistor with a control terminal as a negative input, a reference terminal as a positive input, and an output terminal, a shunt resistance connected between the control terminal and the reference terminal, a series resistance connected between the control terminal and the output terminal for one of the same transistor or the other transistor, and a shorting capacitance connected between the control terminal of the transistor, and the output terminal of the transistor of the other Vbe/Vgs multiplier. An example application is an LC VCO, such as for a PLL, CDR, or retimer.

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


Output pole-compensated operational amplifier
Patent No. 11025213 

Inventor(s): Aniruddha Roy (Bengaluru, , IN), Saurabh Pandey (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437188 on 06/11/2019 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a first transconductance stage having an output. The circuit further includes an output transconductance stage, and a first source-degenerated transistor having a first control input and first and second current terminals. The first control input is coupled to the output of the first transconductance stage. The circuit also includes a second transistor having a second control input and third and fourth current terminals. The third current terminal is coupled to the second current terminal and to the output transconductance stage.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Biased amplifier
Patent No. 11025216 

Inventor(s): Sudheer Prasad (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16804253 on 02/28/2020 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example an amplifier includes a bias circuit, an open-loop gain stage including a first PMOS having a gate coupled to a first node, a source coupled to a second node, a drain coupled to a third node, and a bulk coupled to the bias circuit, a second PMOS having a gate coupled to a ground node, a source coupled to the second node, a drain coupled to a fourth node, and a bulk coupled to the bias circuit, a first NMOS having a drain and a gate coupled to the third node and a source coupled to a fifth node, a second NMOS having a drain coupled to the fourth node, a gate coupled to the third node, and a source coupled to the fifth node, an adjustable resistor coupleable between the third and fourth nodes, and a buffer stage coupled to the open-loop gain stage.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Compensation for binary weighted divider
Patent No. 11025229 

Inventor(s): Niko Bako (Freising, , DE), Stefan Reithmaier (Vilsheim, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16588121 on 09/30/2019 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a binary weighted divider having a first set of switches coupled in series between an input node and a feedback node. The first set of switches is configured to set a feedback voltage at the feedback node in response to activating or deactivating respective switches in the first set of switches. A set of compensation switches is coupled to the first set of switches. The set of compensation switches is configured to reduce resistance of one or more of the respective switches in the first set of switches that are activated by activating one or more switches in the set of compensation switches to provide one or more respective parallel current paths for each of the switches in the first set of switches that are activated.

[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)


Process and temperature compensated ring oscillator
Patent No. 11025234 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799305 on 02/24/2020 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for regulating supply voltage is described. In an example, a device can receive unregulated supply. The device can be connected to a ring oscillator and an integrated circuit. The device can be configured to regulate the unregulated supply to a first voltage. The device can be further configured to provide the regulated supply to the ring oscillator, where the ring oscillator operates with the regulated supply. The device can be further configured to, in response to a change in the regulated supply from the first voltage to a second voltage, adjust the changed regulated supply to return to the first voltage to cause the ring oscillator to operate with a constant regulated supply having the first voltage.

[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]


Methods and apparatus to transmit signals in isolated gate drivers
Patent No. 11025242 

Inventor(s): Arun Rao (San Jose, CA), Joseph Pham (Plano, TX), Sarvesh Bang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16933453 on 07/20/2020 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to transmit signal in isolated gate drivers. An example apparatus includes a first encoder including: an edge detector coupled to a first sensor; a first clock counter coupled to the edge detector; a first signal selector coupled to the first clock counter; and a first multiplexer including coupled to a signal generator, the first clock counter, and the first signal selector; and a second encoder including: a level detector coupled to a second sensor; a second clock counter coupled to the level detector; a second signal selector coupled to the level detector and the second clock counter; and a second multiplexer coupled to the first multiplexer, a reference voltage, the second signal selector, and a modulator.

[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]


Hybrid power devices
Patent No. 11025248 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN), Lei Shi (Shanghai, , CN), Zhaohui Wang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16296419 on 03/08/2019 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a first diode and a second diode connected in series between a first terminal and a second terminal of a switching element, wherein the switching element is a unidirectional device and an anode of the first diode is directly connected to an anode of the second diode, a third diode connected between the first terminal and the second terminal of the switching element and a switch connected in parallel with the first diode.

[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]


Method to use a preamble with band extension in power line communications
Patent No. 11025301 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239732 on 01/04/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments include methods of powerline communications using a preamble with band extension is provided. A method may include receiving a packet data unit PDU. Bit-level repetition is applied to at least a portion of the PDU to create a repeated portion. Interleaving is performed per a subchannel. Pilot tones are inserted in the interleaved portion. Each data tone is modulated with respect to a nearest one of the inserted pilot tones. The PDU is transmitted over a power line.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Adaptation of hierarchical codebooks
Patent No. 11025317 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianhua Mo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16865099 on 05/01/2020 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device, a method, and computer readable media for adapting a hierarchical codebook. The electronic device includes a memory for storing a hierarchical codebook and a processor operably connected to the memory, which is configured to determine usage probabilities for codewords in the hierarchical codebook. The codewords are represented by nodes assigned to one of a plurality of tiers of the hierarchical codebook based on a tier identifier. The processor is also configured to change a structure of the hierarchical codebook based on the usage probabilities so that nodes associated with codewords having relatively higher usage probabilities are located closer to a root node than nodes associated with codewords having relatively lower usage probabilities, and select a codeword from the hierarchical codebook for use in wireless communication. The codeword is selected by a codeword selection procedure performed on the changed structure of the hierarchical codebook.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Progressive advanced CSI feedback
Patent No. 11025322 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15757165 on 08/11/2017 (1390 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, wireless devices and base stations for determining multi-beam channel state information, CSI are provided. According to one aspect, embodiments include a method of determining multi-beam channel state information, CSI. The method includes generating a first CSI report associated with a first beam; and generating a second CSI report associated with a second beam, the second CSI report including at least a co-phasing coefficient between the first and second beams.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Robust sensor timestamp management
Patent No. 11025357 

Inventor(s): Ashish Bhargava (San Jose, CA), Chandandeep Singh Pabla (Fremont, CA), Karimuddin Sayed (Fremont, CA), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16721331 on 12/19/2019 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and devices are provided to improve management and accuracy of timestamps associated with sensor-based data. An indication is received of a sensor event associated with data samples provided from a sensor having an output data rate. A respective timestamp is assigned to each of the data samples. Assigning the respective timestamp may include, responsive to a determination that the indicated event is an interrupt event, calculating an actual data sampling interval based at least in part on time intervals between previous sensor events and a on a quantity of the one or more data samples. Assigning the respective timestamp may alternatively include, responsive to a determination that the event type is a data flush event, assigning the respective timestamp based on an actual data sampling interval associated with one or more previous sensor events if the actual data sampling interval has been previously stored, and otherwise assigning the respective timestamp based at least in part on the output data rate. Correction logic and drift compensation may be applied to the assigned respective timestamps.

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


Methods and apparatus for resource allocation and feedback in vehicle to vehicle communication
Patent No. 11025374 

Inventor(s): Li Guo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16053684 on 08/02/2018 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) includes a controller configured to identify a pool of HARQ process numbers that is configured by a base station for transmission on a sidelink channel, search one or more a scheduling assignments of one or more other UEs to determine whether any of the HARQ process numbers are being used by other UEs, exclude HARQ process numbers that are being used from the configured pool of HARQ process numbers, select a HARQ process number from the remaining HARQ process numbers in the configured pool, generate a SCI to include the selected HARQ process number. The UE further includes a transmitter configured to perform a transmission or re-transmission of a packet over a sidelink to another UE(s), using the selected HARQ process number. Methods and apparatus for multi-beam based transmission for the sidelink and V2X communication are also disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS)
Patent No. 11025385 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684409 on 11/14/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: Channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) reporting includes receiving and decoding higher-layer configuration information for N CSI reporting settings and M Resource settings. A downlink control information (DCI) that includes a DCI field for requesting aperiodic CSI reporting is received. A CSI is calculated according to the configuration information and the DCI and transmitting the calculated CSI on an uplink (UL) channel. N is at least one, M is at least one, and the DCI field includes a selection of one out of X[subscript]STATE [/subscript]configured states.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for control signaling
Patent No. 11025388 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Kunpeng Liu (Beijing, , CN), Xianda Liu (Beijing, , CN), Young Hoon Kwon (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16015842 on 06/22/2018 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating an access node includes sending a configuration of one or more first channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resources and a configuration of one or more sounding reference signal (SRS) resources, generating first control information including an identifier of a SRS resource set that includes the one or more SRS resources precoded by one or more precoders, generating second control information including an identifier of the one or more first CSI-RS resources, wherein the one or more first CSI-RS resources are associated with the identified SRS resource set, wherein the one or more first CSI-RS resources convey a downlink reference signal (RS) used for making measurements, and wherein the one or more precoders are determined in accordance with measurements of the downlink RS, sending the first control information and the second control information, and sending the downlink RS.

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


Self-organizing mobile peer-to-peer mesh network authentication
Patent No. 11025439 

Inventor(s): Alfonso Andres Lopez (Plano, TX), Andres Rios (Dallas, TX), Blake Cameron Sims (Arlington, TX), Hyperia Doe (Grand Prairie, TX), Jesse Jonathan Lee (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16104738 on 08/17/2018 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of authentication devices form and manage a self-organizing mobile peer-to-peer mesh network to provide robust authentication of mobile peers, humans and or mobile devices such as drones, cars, satellites, robots etc. The mesh network may supplement traditional fixed point of entry authentication to combat social engineering penetrations or be used in situations where fixed-point authentication is not viable. Network efficiency can be enhanced by using two-level encryption, a first level of encryption based on permissions to join a mesh network and a simpler second level of encryption based on knowledge shared with members of the network for communication. Making the permissions a function of location can make the network more robust. Re-authenticating member peers based on the occurrence of defined events can further enhance security.

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


Multi-beam MIMO antenna systems and methods
Patent No. 11025472 

Inventor(s): Igor Timofeev (Dallas, TX), Serquei Matitsine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Matsing, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16796841 on 02/20/2020 (467 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Security of shared credentials in crowdsourced wireless networks
Patent No. 11025636 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696207 on 11/26/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for sharing a crowd sourced wireless network, wherein a first user uses a first device to access a wireless network, and the first device includes an application to grant automatically access to the wireless network to all of a defined group of people. In an embodiment, the method comprises restricting the automatic grant of access to the wireless network by, when one person of said group of people requests access to the network, a network control obtaining a determined strength of a defined relationship between the first user and that person, and granting the person access to the wireless network only if the determined strength of the defined relationship meets one or more set criteria. In an embodiment, the first device uploads a series of relationship scores to a server, and network control receives these scores from the server.

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


Automated streaming data platform
Patent No. 11025688 

Inventor(s): Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Haranatha Ijjurouthu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16850657 on 04/16/2020 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein generally improve the quality, efficiency, and speed of data processing by automatically generating a plurality of nodes for a streaming data platform based on user parameters. This combination of different platform nodes may allow for the generation and initiation of a streaming platform that may run in a cloud and may provide multi-availability-zone and multi-region capabilities to support replication and disaster recovery capabilities for data management. The streaming platform may include a coordination layer, a streaming layer, and a replication layer, and each layer may include a plurality of nodes.

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


Load-balancing server for data transformation modules
Patent No. 11025706 

Inventor(s): Brenda S. Ikerd (Prairieville, LA), Cynthia G. Nicholas (Lake Orion, MI), Kiran Kumar Kodeboina (Freemont, CA)
Assignee(s): ATOS DIGITAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arc IP Law, PC (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15937489 on 03/27/2018 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A load-balancing server having at least one memory comprising instructions, at least one processing device configured for executing the instructions and a load-balancing module, coupled to the at least one memory, the at least one processing device, and at least one data transformation module, and configured for determining a first amount of computing resources for allocating to the at least one data transformation module using a load-balancing technique, the at least one data transformation module coupled to the at least one memory, the at least one processing device, and the load-balancing module.

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


Wireless audio guide
Patent No. 11025765 

Inventor(s): Srinath Arunachalam (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Harman International Industries, Incorporated (STM) (Stamford, CT)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16588703 on 09/30/2019 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless audio guide system for an exhibition area. The system includes a BLE chip transmitting a beacon containing audio guide data associated with at least one exhibit in the exhibition area. The beacon is transmitted at predetermined intervals. A mobile device, within a predetermined range of the at least one exhibit, captures the beacon and links the mobile device to an audio file that is played back at the mobile device.

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


Systems and methods for search based call routing
Patent No. 11025780 

Inventor(s): Sridhar Duddala (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): FMR LLC (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16941274 on 07/28/2020 (308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computerized method of routing calls includes the following steps performed by a server computing device: receiving a set of call attributes associated with an incoming call; identifying a document containing call routing instructions corresponding to the call attributes by querying a search index in electronic communication with the server computing device; identifying, based on the document, a set of suitable agents having a skill and a suitable proficiency in the skill by querying an agent skills database in electronic communication with the server computing device; identifying a set of available agents in the set of suitable agents by querying an agent status database in electronic communication with the server computing device; and routing the incoming call to a target agent in the set of available agents, if there is at least one available agent; or a customer waiting queue, if there is no suitable agent.

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


Perceptual three-dimensional (3D) video coding based on depth information
Patent No. 11025916 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Ming-Jun Chen (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16911638 on 06/25/2020 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encoding a multi-view frame in a video encoder is provided that includes computing a depth quality sensitivity measure for a multi-view coding block in the multi-view frame, computing a depth-based perceptual quantization scale for a 2D coding block of the multi-view coding block, wherein the depth-based perceptual quantization scale is based on the depth quality sensitive measure and a base quantization scale for the 2D frame including the 2D coding block, and encoding the 2D coding block using the depth-based perceptual quantization scale.

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


Inverse transformation using pruning for video coding
Patent No. 11025922 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13917540 on 06/13/2013 (2910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for inverse discrete cosine transformation (IDCT) in video coding is provided that includes receiving a transform block, identifying a region of non-zero transform coefficients in the transform block using a group significance map corresponding to the transform block, wherein any transform coefficients not in the region have a value of zero, applying a one-dimensional (1D) IDCT to the region of non-zero transform coefficients in a first direction to generate an interim results block, wherein 1D IDCT computations are not performed on transform coefficients outside the region, and applying a 1D IDCT to the interim results block in a second direction to generate a residual block.

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


Methods and systems for facilitating multimedia data encoding using storage buffers
Patent No. 11025932 

Inventor(s): Arun Shankar Kudana (Bangalore, , IN), Deepak Kumar Poddar (Bangalore, , IN), Pramod Kumar Swami (Bangalore, , IN), Uday Pudipeddi Kiran (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15089854 on 04/04/2016 (1884 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several methods and systems for facilitating multimedia data encoding are disclosed. In an embodiment, a plurality of picture buffers associated with multimedia data are received in an order of capture associated with the plurality of picture buffers. Buffer information is configured for each picture buffer from among the plurality of picture buffers comprising at least one of a metadata associated with the corresponding picture buffer and one or more encoding parameters for the corresponding picture buffer. A provision of picture buffers in an order of encoding is facilitated based on the configured buffer information.

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


Inter-prediction candidate index coding independent of inter-prediction candidate list construction in video coding
Patent No. 11025941 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16839284 on 04/03/2020 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods are provided for inter-prediction candidate index coding independent of the construction of the corresponding inter-prediction candidate list, i.e., a merging candidate list or an advanced motion vector predictor list. A maximum allowed number of inter-prediction candidates for an inter-prediction candidate list is used for encoding the inter-prediction candidate index in an encoded bit stream. The maximum allowed number may be pre-determined or may be selected by the encoder and encoded in the bit stream. A decoder may then decode the index using the maximum allowed number of inter-prediction candidates independent of the construction of the corresponding inter-prediction candidate list.

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


Progressive compressed domain computer vision and deep learning systems
Patent No. 11025942 

Inventor(s): Chenchi Luo (Plano, TX), David Liu (Plano, TX), Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), Michael Polley (Garland, TX), Youngjun Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15892141 on 02/08/2018 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for compressed domain progressive application of computer vision techniques. A method for decoding video data includes receiving a video stream that is encoded for multi-stage decoding. The method includes partially decoding the video stream by performing one or more stages of the multi-stage decoding. The method includes determining whether a decision for a computer vision system can be identified based on the partially decoded video stream. Additionally, the method includes generating the decision for the computer vision system based on decoding of the video stream. A system for encoding video data includes a processor configured to receive the video data from a camera, encode the video data received from the camera into a video stream for consumption by a computer vision system, and include metadata with the encoded video stream to indicate whether a decision for the computer vision system can be identified from the metadata.

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


Sample adaptive offset (SAO) parameter signaling
Patent No. 11025960 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA), Vivienne Sze (Cambridge, MA), Woo-Shik Kim (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741611 on 01/13/2020 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering and SAO parameter signaling in a video encoder is provided that includes determining SAO parameters for largest coding units (LCUs) of a reconstructed picture, wherein the SAO parameters include an indicator of an SAO filter type and a plurality of SAO offsets, applying SAO filtering to the reconstructed picture according to the SAO parameters, and entropy encoding LCU specific SAO information for each LCU of the reconstructed picture in an encoded video bit stream, wherein the entropy encoded LCU specific SAO information for the LCUs is interleaved with entropy encoded data for the LCUs in the encoded video bit stream. Determining SAO parameters may include determining the LCU specific SAO information to be entropy encoded for each LCU according to an SAO prediction protocol.

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


Rolling out updated network functions and services to a subset of network users
Patent No. 11026074 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16790913 on 02/14/2020 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an updated network function and a consumer network function. The updated network function includes a recent update and is configured to register at a Network Repository Function (NRF) using a Network Function (profile (NF profile). The NF profile indicates a network function type (NF type) and a first priority associated with the update. The consumer network function is configured to: receive a message from a network component; determine to engage a service of a network function of the NF type based on the message; determine a desired priority for the service; and send a discovery request to the NRF in response to the message; receive a search result from the NRF in response to the discovery request. The search result has a list of candidate network functions of the NF type.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Flexible quality of service for inter-base station handovers within wireless network
Patent No. 11026133 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15568433 on 04/24/2015 (2230 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improving user experience during handover. Transmitting by a source base station to a target base station a handover request message including a range of QoS profiles, receiving by the source bases station from the target base station a handover request acknowledge message indicating the radio resources or QoS profile selected from the range of QoS profiles, transmitting by the source base station station an identified resource gap between the selected QoS profile of the target base station and the currently used QoS profile in the source base station to an experience management entity.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Beacon scheduling for wireless networks
Patent No. 11026170 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Bradford James Campbell (Ann Arbor, MI), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13951798 on 07/26/2013 (2867 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for reducing energy consumption in a wireless network. In one embodiment, a system includes a network coordinator configured to manage access to a wireless network. The network coordinator includes a controller. The controller is configured to define a channel hopping list that specifies on which channel a beacon signal is transmitted in each slot frame of the wireless network. The controller is also configured to set a number of time slots in each slot frame based on a length of the channel hopping list. The controller is further configured to transmit a first beacon signal in each slot frame on a channel specified by the channel hopping list. The number of slots in each slot frame causes the first beacon signal to be transmitted on a same channel in each slot frame.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for system information delivery in advanced wireless systems
Patent No. 11026199 

Inventor(s): Hao Chen (Allen, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597757 on 10/09/2019 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of user equipment (UE) for system information transmission in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), a synchronization signal/physical broadcasting channel (SS/PBCH) block comprising a PBCH that carries a master information block (MIB) including an SIB1 CORESET configuration, wherein the SIB1 CORESET configuration comprises a frequency location, a number of resource blocks (RBs) comprising an SIB1 CORESET associated with the SS/PBCH block, and information of time domain resources of the SIB1 CORESET, determining an initial active bandwidth part (BWP) comprising the frequency location, the number of RBs comprising the SIB1 CORESET, and a numerology of remaining minimum system information (RMSI), and receiving, from the BS, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) mapped to at least one time-frequency resource within the SIB1 CORESET, wherein the PDCCH includes scheduling information of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) containing an SIB 1.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for sharing a control channel for carrier aggregation
Patent No. 11026213 

Inventor(s): Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd. (Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15675275 on 08/11/2017 (1390 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates wherein the carriers used for data transmission and reception are configured carriers, the method comprising the steps of receiving activation signals specifying active and deactivated carriers from among the configured carriers, for active carriers (i) identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and (ii) decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant; and for deactivated carriers, ignoring CCE subset candidates associated with the deactivated carriers.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless communication control channel apparatus and method
Patent No. 11026216 

Inventor(s): Bingyu Qu (Schaumburg, IL), Philippe Sartori (Algonquin, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16267044 on 02/04/2019 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for control channel transmission in a wireless network are disclosed. A disclosure is provided with at least one resource block (RB) including a first control channel element associated with a first antenna port (AP) and a second control channel element associated with a second AP. The first and second control channel elements might be used for transmission of a single control channel, and a first reference signal sequence associated with one of the first AP and the second AP is selected for transmission of the single control channel based on a control channel element index value, such that a resource element of the at least one RB can be detected to decode the first control channel element and the second control channel element.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Communication terminal and method with prioritized control information
Patent No. 11026243 

Inventor(s): Joachim Loehr (Langen, , DE), Takahisa Aoyama (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273452 on 02/12/2019 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication terminal adjusts the transmission timing of data transmitted to a base station so that the base station can receive the data within a predetermined delay time. The communication terminal includes a reception section for receiving priority of MAC control information transmitted from the base station, a priority control section for defining the relationship between the priority of the MAC control information and priority assigned to DRB and SRB, and a transmission message generation section for controlling so as to transmit information having a high priority early in accordance with the relationship between the priorities defined by the priority control section. According to the communication terminal, a comparison is made between the priority of the MAC control information and the priority assigned to the DRB and the SRB, whereby it is made possible to control what information is to be transmitted as desired.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
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