Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of May 28

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

Patents granted include:
•  USAA's self-charging unmanned vehicle
•  Futurewei's wearable antenna array
•  Chama Chairs' collapsible swivel chair
•  ROKA Sports' eyeglasses
•  Taylor Made's golf club with a sole stress-reducing feature
•  Avodah Labs' automated gesture identification using neural networks

 

Patent concept

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 May. 29, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 18
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 13
Doskocil Manufacturing Company Inc. (Arlington) 3
Mary Kay Inc. (Addison) 3
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 3
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Bradley David Sucher (Murphy) 2
David Gan (Southlake) 2
Jonathan McCann (Mansfield) 2
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 2
Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek) 2
Patrick Bosshart (Plano) 2
Tiffany Florence (Dallas) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

123 days
Automated gesture identification using neural networks
Avodah Labs, Inc. (Arlington)
Dallas Nash (Frisco), Michael Menefee (Richardson), Trevor Chandler (Thornton)
Patent No.: 10304208

5,598 days
System and method for controlling the disclosure of a trading order
Assignee: BGC Partners Inc. (New York)
Inventors: Pavan K. Garapati (Plano), Thomas J. Daley (McKinney)
Patent No.: 10304097


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Products of high denier per filament and low total denier tow bands
Patent No. 10299509 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Bundren (Blacksburg, VA), Edward J. Clark (Pearisburg, VA), Paul Busby (Blacksburg, VA), William S. Sanderson (Blacksburg, VA)
Assignee(s): Acetate International LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14601421 on 01/21/2015 (1588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for forming a filter rod may include providing a bale of crimped tow band having about 10 denier per filament or greater and about 20,000 total denier or less, the crimped tow band comprising a plurality of cellulose acetate filaments; and placing the crimped tow band in an apparatus so as to form a filter rod.

[A24D] CIGARS; CIGARETTES; TOBACCO SMOKE FILTERS; MOUTHPIECES FOR CIGARS OR CIGARETTES; MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO SMOKE FILTERS OR MOUTHPIECES


Locker seat assembly
Patent No. 10299583 

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16140788 on 09/25/2018 (245 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved locker seat includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls having a pair of front edges. A generally horizontal seat extends between and at least partially forward of the front edges of the sidewalls. A lower seatback is connected at a lower extent by a hinge between the sidewalls and extending above the seat, the lower seatback is movable about the hinge between an open position and a closed position. An upper seatback is connected at an upper extent by a hinge between the sidewalls and above the lower seatback, the upper seatback being movable about the hinge between an open and a closed position.

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


Collapsible swivel chair
Patent No. 10299599 

Inventor(s): Alex Cammack (Fort Worth, TX), Cory Emerson (Dallas, TX), Reagan Browning (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Chama Chairs Holdings LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dossey Jones PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15661895 on 07/27/2017 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chair including a swivel assembly. The chair can include three or more arms pivotally connected to the swivel assembly and selectively moveable between an open position and closed position. The chair can also an arm lock disposed on top of the swivel assembly, where the arm lock is selectively moveable between a locked position and unlocked position. The chair can also include a seat removably connected to a distal end of each arm.

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


Optical device and method for modifying the refractive index of an optical material
Patent No. 10299909 

Inventor(s): Dharmendra Jani (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Law Firm: Harter Secrest Emery LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15455870 on 03/10/2017 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical device comprising an optical hydrogel with select regions that have been irradiated with laser light having a pulse energy from 0.01 nJ to 50 nJ and a wavelength from 600 nm to 900 nm. The irradiated regions are characterized by a positive change in refractive index of from 0.01 to 0.06, and exhibit little or no scattering loss. The optical hydrogel is prepared with a hydrophilic monomer.

[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]


Cosmetic compositions and uses thereof
Patent No. 10299994 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15283884 on 10/03/2016 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing the appearance of cellulite or improving the texture of skin in a target region of skin that has cellulite or rough skin texture, the method comprising topically applying a composition to the target region that includes an effective amount of a mixture of caffeine, escin, and an aqueous-alcoholic extract from [i]Ascophyllum nodosum[/i], wherein topical application of the composition reduces the appearance of cellulite or improves the texture of the skin.

[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)


Topical cosmetic compositions
Patent No. 10300009 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Plano, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15378597 on 12/14/2016 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use for reducing tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-) and/or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production in skin cells by topically applying to skin in need thereof, a composition comprising an effective amount of [i]Opuntia ficus[/i]-[i]indica tuna, Opuntia ficus[/i]-[i]indica nopales[/i], or both, or extracts thereof, to reduce TNF- or VEGF production in skin cells.

[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)


Extended use zirconium silicate compositions and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10300087 

Inventor(s): Alvaro F. Guillem (Lantana, TX), Donald Jeffrey Keyser (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ZS PHARMA, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15421132 on 01/31/2017 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to zirconium silicate compositions having a lead content that is below 0.6 ppm and methods of manufacturing zirconium silicate at reactor volumes exceeding 200-L with a lead content below 1.1 ppm. The lead content of the zirconium silicate of this invention are within the levels that are considered acceptable for extended use given the dose requirements for zirconium silicate.

[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)


Autophagy-inducing peptide analogs
Patent No. 10300106 

Inventor(s): Beth C. Levine (Dallas, TX), Lisa N. Kinch (Dallas, TX), Nick V. Grishin (Dallas, TX), Sanae Shoji-Kawata (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14844007 on 09/03/2015 (1363 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autophagy-inducing compound comprises an autophagy-inducing peptide comprising Beclin 1 peptides immediately N- and C-terminally flanked by moieties R[subscript]1 [/subscript]and R[subscript]2[/subscript], respectively, wherein up to six of said peptide residues may be substituted, R[subscript]1 [/subscript]and R[subscript]2 [/subscript]do not naturally flank the Beclin 1 residues, and F270 and F274 are optionally substituted and optionally linked. The compounds may be used to induce autophagy.

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


Methods and systems for noninvasive fluorescence-based functional imaging of kidneys
Patent No. 10300151 

Inventor(s): Jie Zheng (Allen, TX), Mengxiao Yu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15262307 on 09/12/2016 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for evaluating renal function of a live subject. The method includes intravenously administering nanoparticles of a noble metal to the kidney of the live subject, followed by illuminating the kidney with a near infrared excitation wavelength such that the nanoparticles in the kidney fluoresce, and finally detecting presence or absence of nanoparticle fluorescence in the kidney. Detecting presence or absence of nanoparticle fluorescence includes obtaining at least one image of the kidney through the subject”s skin.

[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)


Wound care and infusion method and system utilizing a therapeutic agent
Patent No. 10300180 

Inventor(s): Kathryn Davis (Trophy Club, TX), Niran Balachandran (Lewisville, TX), Robert K. Lasalle (Gainesville, TX), Sam K. McSpadden (Austin, TX), Thomas C. Anderson (Frisco, TX), Tony Quisenberry (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): ThermoTek, Inc. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15730421 on 10/11/2017 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wound-care system includes a first pump fluidly coupled to an oxygen source. An oxygen concentrator is fluidly coupled to the first pump. A humidification system is fluidly coupled to the oxygen concentrator. A wound dressing is fluidly coupled to the humidification system and to an exudate chamber. A negative-pressure tube fluidly is coupled to the exudate chamber. A first valve is disposed between the first pump and the oxygen concentrator. A second valve is disposed between the oxygen concentrator and the wound dressing. A third valve is disposed in the negative-pressure tube. Selective activation of the first pump, the first valve, the second valve, and the third valve facilitates delivery of at least one of individual, sequential, or simultaneous negative-pressure treatment and oxygen-rich fluid treatment to the wound via the wound dressing.

[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]


Focused ultrasound system for small bore imaging
Patent No. 10300307 

Inventor(s): Rajiv Chopra (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Sunnybrook Research Institute (Toronto, CA)
Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14785531 on 04/14/2014 (1870 days app to issue)

Abstract: A focused ultrasound (”FUS”] system capable of use in a small bore imaging system, such as a small bore magnetic resonance imaging (”MRI”] system is provided. The FUS system generally includes an ultrasound transducer whose position is adjusted by a positioning system. The positioning system is sized to fit within the bore of the small bore imaging system. For instance, the positioning system can fit within a diameter of 150 millimeters or less.

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


Wearable weighted exercise system and method of use
Patent No. 10300324 

Inventor(s): Francois Ransom (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15838842 on 12/12/2017 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weighted suit includes a sleeveless suit being composed of a neoprene material and to fit around a torso area of a user, the sleeveless suit having two leg compartments to extend to above a knee of the user; a first pair of weights integrated into a chest portion of the sleeveless suit, each of the first pair of weights having a rubber pouch forming an interior cavity; and a pre-determined amount of iron sand permanently secured within the interior cavity of the rubber pouch, the pre-determined amount of iron sand providing weight; the rubber pouch flexes with movement of the user; a second pair of weights integrated into an upper back portion of the sleeveless suit; a third pair of weights integrated into thigh regions of the two leg compartments; each of the third pair of weights is positioned to wrap from a front of the user”s leg to a back of the user”s leg; and each weight of the first, second, and third pair of weights is permanently sewn into the sleeveless suit to be completely enclosed by the neoprene material, thereby being permanently incorporated into the sleeveless suit.

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


Golf club having sole stress reducing feature
Patent No. 10300350 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Albertsen (Plano, TX), Michael Scott Burnett (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15955775 on 04/18/2018 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club incorporating a club head having a stress reducing feature located at least partially on the sole.

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


Iron-type golf club head or other ball striking device
Patent No. 10300352 

Inventor(s): Jamil Jacaman (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Brian Neeley (Fort Worth, TX), Michael R. Pinto (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15057964 on 03/01/2016 (1183 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as an iron-type golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface and a body connected to the face. The body has a sole surface extending rearward from a leading edge of the face, and a toe surface extending rearward from a toe edge of the face. The sole surface configured to confront the playing surface. The iron-type club head may have an elongated channel extending from a heel side in the sole member to an end point within the toe surface. The elongated channel is recessed from the sole surface and toe surfaces and is spaced from the leading and toe edges of the face. The iron-type club head may also have a plurality of weighting elements that are adjustable by the user.

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


Iron-type golf club head or other ball striking device
Patent No. 10300353 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15802848 on 11/03/2017 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as an iron-type golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface and a rear surface, and a body connected to the face. The body has a sole member and a rear cavity defined at least partially by the sole member and the rear surface of the face. The body has an elongated, recessed channel extending within the cavity along a juncture line between the rear surface of the face and the sole member. Additionally, the head is formed in part by a face member having a first leg forming at least a major portion of the face and a second leg extending rearwardly from a bottom end of the first leg and forming at least a portion of the sole member. The head may further be formed by a body member connected to the face member.

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


Golf club with weight receiving polymeric insert
Patent No. 10300358 

Inventor(s): Joshua Boggs (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15956648 on 04/18/2018 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head includes a first portion that is rigidly adhered to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion is formed from a metallic material and includes a face, and the second portion is formed from a polymeric material and defines a bore that is configured to receive and to selectively retain an elongate weight.

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


Protective enclosure for model vehicle
Patent No. 10300398 

Inventor(s): Jon Kenneth Lampert (Allen, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Timothy E. Roberts (Erie, CO)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS L.P. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15841038 on 12/13/2017 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for a protective enclosure comprising a base comprising a first continuous mating surface and at least one conveyance aperture, a cover comprising a second continuous mating surface, wherein the second continuous mating surface is configured to form a seal with the first continuous mating surface, and a clamp, wherein at least a portion of the clamp is coupleable to the base, wherein a mouth of the clamp is configured to be offset from the aperture when the clamp is coupled to the base, wherein the clamp comprises a first sealing layer, and wherein the clamp is configured to seal the aperture against contaminants. The protective enclosure may be configured for use in a remotely controllable model vehicle to protect a control module.

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


Compositions and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity
Patent No. 10301320 

Inventor(s): Bruce Posner (Richardson, TX), James K. V. Willson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15359330 on 11/22/2016 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compounds and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity, modulating tissue prostaglandin levels, treating disease, diseases disorders, or conditions in which it is desired to modulate 15-PGDH activity and/or prostaglandin levels include 15-PGDH inhibitors and 15-PGDH activators described herein.

[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)


Pump having a contactless, fluid sensor for dispensing a fluid to a setting
Patent No. 10302088 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Vinod Vazrekar (Arlington, TX), Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Thanh Le (Grand Prairie, TX), Varad Nitin Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15237595 on 08/15/2016 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pump having a contactless, fluid sensor for dispensing a fluid to a setting and for use with a liner is disclosed. The pump includes a jet assembly, a motor assembly, and a contactless, fluid sensor. The pump may further include a mounting housing member, a gasket or seal, and a liner when a liner is not already present. The jet assembly is secured to or about the motor assembly. The jet assembly includes a jet assembly housing, and preferably also includes a printed circuit board (PCB), a PCB cover, a shaft assembly, and an impeller. The jet assembly housing includes a base, a top cover, an impeller-receiving chamber, at least one inlet aperture, and at least one outlet aperture. The present invention is also directed to a pump apparatus that includes a pump as described, a power source, and/or a control apparatus.

[A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)


 

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

Variable flow immiscible liquid separator for in-ground applications
Patent No. 10300406 

Inventor(s): Giles S. Sowerby (Pagosa Springs, CO), John C. Sowerby (Pagosa Springs, CO)
Assignee(s): GOSYLN GENERAL, LLC (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Roger N. Chauza, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15709519 on 09/20/2017 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A large capacity immiscible liquid separator adapted for placement in the ground, rather than under the sinks of food processing facilities. The liquid separator has a large oil compartment that can be vacuum suctioned to empty the contents thereof. Large volumes of the immiscible liquid influent can be processed without the use of a ball-type valve. A large circumference weir allows a large volume of separated waste water to overflow to the sewer system. The weir can be H-shaped to provide a large circumference and thus accommodate large separated waste water flows thereover.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Universal conduit liner for a welding torch
Patent No. 10300550 

Inventor(s): Bryan Young (Luling, TX), David Allen Kinder (Lewisville, TX), Kyle Stuart (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): Victor Equipment Company (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13746801 on 01/22/2013 (2317 days app to issue)

Abstract: A universal conduit assembly for a welding torch is provided that includes a conduit liner defining a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, a conduit tip secured to the proximal end portion of the conduit liner, and an interchangeable conduit stop removably secured to the conduit tip. The interchangeable conduit stop is adapted for connection to a specific OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) power connector.

[B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D)


Material deposition system for additive manufacturing
Patent No. 10300659 

Inventor(s): Michael Brennan (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner Otto (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15190480 on 06/23/2016 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: A material deposition system for additive manufacturing including an extruder that defines a first input passage for supplying a first material, a second input passage for supplying a second material, a chamber for combining the first and second materials to form a combined deposition material, and an extrusion port for extruding the combined deposition material. The system further includes an adjustable sleeve that is movable between a first position and a second position to vary the interaction between the first material and the second material in the chamber. For example, the adjustable sleeve may be configured to separate the first and second materials in the chamber, and can vary the point at which the materials interface with each other prior to deposition based on the sleeve position. Such a system may enable a varying degree of infiltration, encapsulation, or other interaction between the first and second materials prior to deposition.

[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]


Deceleration control in a hybrid vehicle
Patent No. 10300907 

Inventor(s): Thomas S. Hawley (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15669832 on 08/04/2017 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods provide power to augment that of an electric motor in a hybrid electric vehicle to control deceleration of the hybrid electric vehicle. When a hybrid electric vehicle is going to encounter some road condition that may require deceleration, e.g., a downgrade, the hybrid electric vehicle may turn off the engine to take advantage of the regenerative braking properties of the hybrid electric vehicle while traversing the downgrade. However, in situations where the electric motor is unable to provide sufficient negative motor torque to control deceleration, the engine can be connected to the drivetrain in a fuel-cut off mode allowing the engine to generate negative engine torque that can augment the negative motor torque.

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


Vehicles and vehicle roof structures including front header extensions
Patent No. 10300957 

Inventor(s): Kuo Sun (Livonia, MI), Peter C. J. Piper (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15728037 on 10/09/2017 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle may include a pair of roof side rails that extend in a vehicle longitudinal direction, a front header that includes opposite outboard ends that span between the pair of roof side rails, and a front header extension coupled to and extending from one of the outboard ends of the front header. The front header extension may include a center emboss structure that extends outwardly from a base at a pair of center emboss ridgelines and the center emboss structure may be connected to one of the pair of roof side rails.

[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)


Deflection system for vehicles
Patent No. 10300960 

Inventor(s): Richard Sides (Decatur, TX)
Assignee(s): Aaladin Industries, Inc. (Elk Point, SD)
Law Firm: Woods, Fuller, Shultz Smith, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15404303 on 01/12/2017 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: An deflection system for a vehicle to deflect flying debris may comprise an elongated support assembly configured to be supported on the vehicle such that the support assembly extends laterally with respect to the vehicle, and a deflection structure extending downwardly from the support assembly. The deflection structure may comprise a plurality of deflection elements including a first deflection element and a second deflection element positioned rearwardly of the first deflection element. The first deflection element may comprise a plurality of deflection bristles and the second deflection element may comprise at least one deflection panel.

[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)


Vehicle coupling
Patent No. 10300961 

Inventor(s): Jens Polte (Greenville, TX)
Assignee(s): Jost-Werke Deutschland GmbH (Neu-Isenburg, , DE)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12864131 on 01/22/2009 (3778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle coupling, and a method for the manufacture thereof, having a coupling body ([b]1[/b]) and at least one structural element ([b]2[/b]) placed thereon wherein the structural element ([b]2[/b]) is force fit to the coupling body ([b]1[/b]) using a bulk plastic material ([b]3[/b]).

[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)


Oscillating pump systems for use on aircraft
Patent No. 10301010 

Inventor(s): David E. Heverly, II (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15298693 on 10/20/2016 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oscillating pump system includes a pump operable to circulate a fluid. The pump has a first port stage including an inlet port and an outlet port and a second port stage including a first oscillating port and a second oscillating port. An oscillator disk is disposed between the first port stage and the second port stage. The oscillator disk is rotatable relative to the inlet port, the outlet port, the first oscillating port and the second oscillating port. During rotation, the oscillator disk alternatingly routes the fluid to the inlet port from the first and second oscillating ports and alternatingly routes the fluid from the outlet port to the first and second oscillating ports, thereby generating oscillating fluid flow.

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


Bond fixture for composite splice cap assembly
Patent No. 10301013 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Eric Boyle (Haslet, TX), Sven Roy Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15232204 on 08/09/2016 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bond fixture for bonding a component includes a frame defining a chamber for receiving the component. A first pad and a second pad are mounted to the frame. At least one of the first pad and the second pad is movable relative to the frame to adjust a pressure applied to the component. A caul assembly is adapted to be disposed in thermal communication with the component. The caul assembly heats a localized portion of the component.

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


Self-charging unmanned vehicle
Patent No. 10301022 

Inventor(s): Kade Scott (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Hostetler LLP (15 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15425456 on 02/06/2017 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: Unmanned vehicles can be terrestrial, aerial, nautical, or multi-mode. Unmanned vehicles may efficiently accomplish tasks by autonomously charging or replacing its power source.

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


Fuel cell cushions for an aircraft fuel system
Patent No. 10301032 

Inventor(s): Michael Douglas Ishmael (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Stephen Deslatte (Fort Worth, TX), Ronald James Turner (Fort Worth, TX), Suvankar Mishra (Fort Worth, TX), Timothy Brian Carr (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15444085 on 02/27/2017 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft fuel system includes one or more fuel cells adapted to contain fuel, a fuel cell receiving assembly having an inner surface adapted to receive the one or more fuel cells and a fuel cell cushion disposed between the inner surface of the fuel cell receiving assembly and the one or more fuel cells. The fuel cell cushion is machined from a foam substrate to form a shaped foam substrate that is substantially covered with a cushion coating. The cushion coating is sprayable onto the shaped foam substrate such that the fuel cell cushion is substantially nonabsorbent of fuel. The fuel cell cushion is interposable between the inner surface of the fuel cell receiving assembly and the one or more fuel cells to cushion the one or more fuel cells from damage.

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


Stabilized top removal system
Patent No. 10302250 

Inventor(s): Mateo Giraldo (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15686736 on 08/25/2017 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for lifting and lowering a roof of a vehicle. The system includes a lifting device secured to an external structure; a plurality of pulley selectively positioned above the roof of the vehicle, the plurality of pulleys includes a first and second pulley positioned at a rear section of the roof; a third and fourth pulley positioned at a front section of the roof; a fifth and sixth pulley positioned between the first and second pulley and the third and fourth pulley; and a center pulley positioned between the first and sixth pulley and the third and fourth pulley. The system further includes a line secured to the lifting device, the line includes a first section passing through both the first and second pulley for lifting the rear section of the roof; a second section passing through the center pulley and through the fifth and sixth pulley for lifting the front section of the roof. The system further includes a first tension device secured to the first section of the line; a second tension device secured to the second section of the line; a first hook secured to the first section of the line; and a second hook secured to the second section of the line.

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


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Carpets with surfactant-stabilized emulsion polymer carpet binders for improved processability
Patent No. 10301772 

Inventor(s): David J. Lunsford (Fountain Inn, SC), Joerg Ludwig Schulte (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Kerstin Gohr (Hochheim, , DE), Rajeev Farwaha (Belle Mead, NJ)
Assignee(s): CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole Calderon, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13695851 on 05/03/2011 (2947 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are improved carpet products made using certain types of coating compositions to secure carpet fibers to a carpet backing or substrates and/or to secure one or more carpet scrims or other layers to carpet backing. The coating compositions, which can be in the form of either precoating or skip coating compositions, are made from latex binder emulsions based on interpolymers emulsion polymerized from vinyl esters, ethylene, and a multifunctional cross-linking co-monomer such as an unsaturated silane. Such emulsions are also stabilized with surfactant emulsifiers but are substantially free of protective colloid stabilizers. The multifunctional co-monomer alters interpolymer molecular weight, branching and/or flow properties such that films formed from such interpolymers exhibit relatively low elongation values. When the emulsion binder exhibits such non-elongating film-forming characteristics, the carpet coating composition made from such binders can be easily processed without build-up on carpet processing apparatus. Such binder emulsions which are stabilized substantially only with surfactant emulsifiers, and not with protective colloids, also have excellent compatibility with other coating composition components.

[D06N] WALL, FLOOR, OR LIKE COVERING MATERIALS, e.g. LINOLEUM, OILCLOTH, ARTIFICIAL LEATHER, ROOFING FELT, CONSISTING OF A FIBROUS WEB COATED WITH A LAYER OF MACROMOLECULAR MATERIAL (paper-based or board-based structures for surface covering D21H 27/18); FLEXIBLE SHEET MATERIAL NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

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Over-bit reamer
Patent No. 10301880 

Inventor(s): David G. Bullock (Weatherford, TX), Ronald F. Wright, Jr. (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Radius HDD Direct, LLC (Perry, OK)
Law Firm: Tomlinson McKinstry, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15276336 on 09/26/2016 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: An over-bit backreamer. The backreamer is configured to be placed over a bit without detaching the hit from a drill string associated with a pilot bore. The backreamer has an internal surface that conforms to a steering surface of the hit. Rotation is transferred from the bit to the backreamer at the internal surface. The backreamer further defines a flange which interacts with a feature, such as a heel, on the bit. The flange and heel form a shoulder which transfers pullback force to the bit. The backreamer comprises a pullback eye that pulls a product pipe back through the borehole.

[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]


Travel joint release devices and methods
Patent No. 10301888 

Inventor(s): Timothy Edward Harms (The Colony, TX), William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14787943 on 05/31/2013 (2188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A travel joint comprises an outer housing, an inner mandrel, a first release device positioned between the outer housing and the inner mandrel, and a second release device positioned between the outer housing and the inner mandrel. The first release device is configured to actuate from the locked position to the unlocked position in response to a fluid pressure supplied to the first release device. The second release device is configured to selectively prevent and allow relative axial movement between the outer housing and the inner mandrel in response to an axial force applied to at least one of the outer housing or the inner mandrel, and the first release device is configured to prevent the application of the axial force to actuate the second release device in the locked position and allow the axial force to actuate the second release device in the unlocked position.

[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]


Anti-preset and anti-reset feature for retrievable packers with slips above elements
Patent No. 10301902 

Inventor(s): Cynthia S. Tuckness (Coppell, TX), Michael D. Ezell (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburotn Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15102189 on 12/05/2014 (1635 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for an anti-preset and anti-reset mechanism for a retrievable packer are disclosed herein. These features may be used to prevent the packer from being actuated prematurely during deployment downhole and to prevent the packer from re-actuating during retrieval. An apparatus may include a mandrel, a slip assembly disposed about the mandrel, a collet member disposed about the mandrel and adjacent to the slip assembly, and a cover sleeve disposed about the mandrel and coupled to the collet member. A method for releasing a packer may include cutting a mandrel, sliding a cover sleeve and a collet member having a collet lug downhole with respect to the mandrel, applying force from the collet member to the slip assembly, disengaging the slip assembly from a well casing, and engaging an inner surface of the collet lug to a protrusion on the mandrel.

[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]


Apparatus for engaging and releasing an actuator of a multiple actuator system
Patent No. 10301911 

Inventor(s): Bruce E. Scott (McKinney, TX), James D. Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836082 on 12/08/2017 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses for engaging an actuator of a subsurface tool are disclosed, comprising: a valve closure device; a plurality of actuation assemblies, comprising: an actuation device; an actuation rod, wherein the actuation device is configured to axially translate the actuation rod; an actuation platform, wherein the actuation rod engages the actuation platform; a plurality of actuation heads, configured to engage the actuation platform; and wherein the plurality of actuation heads engage an actuation member and are configured to transfer mechanical force to the actuation member, thereby axially translating the actuation member; and wherein axial translation of the actuation member exerts a downward force on the valve closure device to move the valve closure device from a closed position to an open position.

[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

 

Method, apparatus, header, and composition for ground heat exchange
Patent No. 10301528 

Inventor(s): Brandon A. Larson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RYGAN CORP. (Broken Arrow, OK)
Law Firm: Brown Patent Law, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15810653 on 11/13/2017 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A subterranean ground heat exchange system, a method of installation, and a grout composition therefor. The grout composition is a pumpable slurry formed of from about 70 to about 85 parts by weight natural flake graphite and from about 30 to about 15 parts by weight bentonite. The solids content of the pumpable grout slurry is preferably at least 35% by weight and is more preferably at least 40% by weight. The ground exchange apparatus preferably utilizes an improved supply and return header comprised of supply and return ports which are provided through the vertically extending outer wall of a header housing. The header also includes an interior supply conduit which extends from the supply port into the interior of the header housing and includes a bend positioned in the interior of the housing for directing the heat transfer fluid downwardly.

[F25J] LIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION, OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT (cryogenic pumps F04B 37/08; gas storage vessels, gas-holders F17; filling vessels with, or discharging from vessels, compressed, liquefied, or solidified gases F17C; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B)


Stabilizer cartridge for a fluid regulator
Patent No. 10302209 

Inventor(s): David B. Davis (Whitewright, TX), James C. Hawkins (Allen, TX), Tung K. Nguyen (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15253788 on 08/31/2016 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stabilizer cartridge for enhancing stability of a fluid regulator is provided. The stabilizer cartridge includes a body, a first disk, and a second disk. The body is adapted to be disposed around a valve stem of the fluid regulator. The first disk is coupled to the body and defines one or more flow paths for facilitating pressure relief. The second disk is movably coupled to the body and is movable relative to the first disk responsive to fluid flow through the one or more flow paths of the first disk.

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


Lighting system for installation on a separate post
Patent No. 10302285 

Inventor(s): Roger G. Hale (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14878811 on 10/08/2015 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting system is configured to be coupled to a separate post and has a pole extending upward and then outward, the pole having multiple members configured to be assembled together at joints, and a light module is coupled to the pole. A tubular sleeve may enclose a joint for providing rigidity to the joint. The light module may be connected to the pole by a rotatable coupling. A gusset may be installed on the pole for strengthening an associated member. A bracket is configured to couple to the post and to couple to the pole with a convex pole mount that prevents sideways translation of the pole relative to the bracket while installing the pole on the post. A strut having convex flanges may extend between member joints for providing rigidity to the joints.

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


Remotely controlled and monitored followspot
Patent No. 10302286 

Inventor(s): Dale Polansky (Duncanville, TX), Diane Miller (Grapevine, TX), Ian Clarke (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Production Resource Group, LLC (New Windsor, NY)
Law Firm: Law Office of Scott C Harris, Inc (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15582952 on 05/01/2017 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A remote follow spot system includes a remote controller that has separately movable parts that are movable in two orthogonal directions, and a display attached to one of said two separately movable parts. The display receives a video feed from a controlled light, that is controlled to move in the same directions as remote controller. The display hence shows the field of view where the light is pointing. In this way, an operator of the follow spot can control the light without physically being near the light.

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


Packaged air conditioning system having multiple utility connectivity
Patent No. 10302315 

Inventor(s): Dave Winningham (Richardson, TX), Jeff Butler (Richardson, TX), Matthew Pine (Gadsden, AL)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15692927 on 08/31/2017 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect of this disclosure provides a packaged air conditioning heating (PACH) system that comprises a housing, an air cooling system contained within the housing and an air heating system contained within the housing. A first utility access point is located on a first side of the housing and a second utility access point is located on a second side of the housing. The first and second utility access points provide multiple utility access connectivity for the air cooling and heating systems.

[F17D] PIPE-LINE SYSTEMS; PIPE-LINES (distributing water E03B; pumps or compressors F04; fluid dynamics F15D; valves or the like F16K; pipes, laying pipes, supports, joints, branches, repairing, work on the entire line, accessories F16L; steam traps or the like F16T; fluid-pressure electric cables H01B 9/06)


Metallic tubular members for use in HVAC or refrigeration systems and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10302316 

Inventor(s): Carlos Ramirez (Stone Mountain, GA), Steven Pfister (Dunwoody, GA)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15138199 on 04/25/2016 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: A metallic tubular member having a closed end member for use in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems or refrigeration systems and method of manufacturing are presented. In one instance, the method includes providing a metallic tubular stock member having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is open and closing the first end of the metallic tubular stock member to form a first closed circular member having an outside diameter D[subscript]1[/subscript]; forming a sealing aperture having an outside diameter D[subscript]2 [/subscript]through the first closed circular end, wherein D[subscript]2 [/subscript]is less than 5 percent of D[subscript]1[/subscript]; and applying a heat-based sealing process including a metallic flow into the sealing aperture. Other methods and systems are presented.

[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)


Device for operating a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning network
Patent No. 10302329 

Inventor(s): Daniel A. Castillo (Dallas, TX), Jayprakash Charavda (Irving, TX), Nguyen T. Ho (Highland Village, TX), Sunil K. Khiani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14712150 on 05/14/2015 (1475 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment a control unit for managing an HVAC system includes an RS-BUS interface that may communicate with one or more HVAC units. A plurality of universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) ports, wherein at least one of the UART ports may communicate with an interactive display using an RS-485 communication protocol, A secure digital input output (SDIO) port configured to interface with a Wi-Fi module, wherein the Wi-Fi module is operable to communicate with a plurality of HVAC sensors, wherein the plurality of HVAC sensors operable to measure temperature. A processor that may receive, from the SDIO port, a sensor reading from one of the plurality of HVAC sensors, the sensor reading formatted according to an 802.11 Wi-Fi protocol. The processor may then convert the sensor reading from the 802.11 Wi-Fi protocol into an RS-BUS protocol, the RS-BUS protocol may control the one or more HVAC units. The processor may also convert the sensor reading from the 802.11 Wi-Fi protocol into the RS-485 communication protocol that may communicate with the interactive display. The processor may then transmit the sensor reading in the RS-485 communication protocol to the interactive display using the at least one UART port. The processor may also transmit the RS-BUS protocol to the one or more HVAC units using the RS-BUS interface.

[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)


Device for loading ammunition into magazines
Patent No. 10302382 

Inventor(s): Carolyn R. Kistner (Midlothian, TX), Kenneth J. Kistner (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15811403 on 11/13/2017 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for quickly and safely inserting multiple rounds of ammunition into a magazine. The system is adjustable for various sizes of magazines and calibers of cartridges. Users depress a plunger that applies a force to the exposed cartridge in the magazine thereby compressing the spring inside the magazine and providing room for another round to be inserted into the magazine. The plunger is then released and the process can be repeated until the magazine is filled or the user is done.

[F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5]


Method of making polymer ammunition cartridge having a two-piece primer insert
Patent No. 10302403 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959657 on 04/23/2018 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides ammunition cartridge having a two piece primer insert with a flange, a polymeric middle body extending from the primer insert to a cylindrical middle body coupling region, and a polymeric projectile end having a projectile aperture mated to the polymeric middle body.

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


Method of making polymer ammunition cartridge having a two-piece primer insert
Patent No. 10302404 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Vilocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16123242 on 09/06/2018 (264 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides ammunition cartridge having a two piece primer insert with a flange, a polymeric middle body extending from the primer insert to a cylindrical middle body coupling region, and a polymeric projectile end having a projectile aperture mated to the polymeric middle body.

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


Navigation application providing supplemental navigation information
Patent No. 10302447 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16142892 on 09/26/2018 (244 days app to issue)

Abstract: Navigation applications may utilize various input data to determine various navigation routes. One example method of operating may include providing at least one navigation instruction to a navigation device via a navigation application, detecting the at least one instruction via a detection application, obtaining an image of a physical object, performing a holo-acoustic object manipulation of the physical object, and providing a visual display of the holo-acoustic manipulation as an additional navigation instruction.

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


Structure and design of an anisotropic magnetoresistive angular sensor
Patent No. 10302457 

Inventor(s): Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), William David French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15407990 on 01/17/2017 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated AMR angular sensor includes a first sensor resistor and a second sensor resistor. The first sensor resistor and the second sensor resistor each has a plurality of magnetoresistive segments containing magnetoresistive material that are electrically coupled in series. The magnetoresistive segments of each sensor resistor are parallel/anti-parallel to each other. The magnetoresistive segments of the second sensor resistor are perpendicular to the magnetoresistive segments of the first sensor resistor. The first magnetoresistive segments are divided into a first group and a second group, which are disposed in a balanced distribution relative to a sensor central point of the integrated AMR angular sensor. Similarly, the second magnetoresistive segments are divided into a first group and a second group, which are disposed in a balanced distribution relative to the sensor central point.

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


Resin composition for temperature sensor, element for temperature sensor, temperature sensor, and method for producing element for temperature sensor
Patent No. 10302506 

Inventor(s): Jonathan T. Reeder (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY (Kawaguchi-Shi, , JP)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15115944 on 02/05/2015 (1573 days app to issue)

Abstract: In order to provide a resin composition for temperature sensors that includes a polymer and exhibits high flexibility, higher sensitivity and high cyclic repeatability, a temperature sensor element, a temperature sensor, and a method for producing a temperature sensor, the resin composition ([b]10[/b]) for temperature sensors is configured to have conductive particles ([b]2[/b]) dispersed in an acrylic polymer ([b]1[/b]) obtained by copolymerizing a first acrylic monomer represented by a general formula CH[subscript]2[/subscript]CHCOOX[subscript]1 [/subscript]and a second acrylic monomer represented by a general formula CH[subscript]2[/subscript]CHCOOX[subscript]2[/subscript].

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


Interposer based test program evaluation
Patent No. 10302694 

Inventor(s): Chee Peng Ong (Sunnyvale, CA), Hoon Siong Chia (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15391535 on 12/27/2016 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a test system that includes a printed circuit board and a switching interposer board. The switching interposer board is comprised of a probe point, a first bus, a second bus, and a set of switches. Each switch includes a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal, the first terminal being coupled to a respective pin of an integrated circuit device, the second terminal being coupled to the first bus, and the third terminal being coupled to the second bus. Each of the set of switches have a first state that selectively couples a pair of the pins of the integrated circuit device to each other through the first bus during a short test, and a second state that selectively couples at least one of the pins of the integrated circuit device to the probe point through the second bus during a voltage level spike test.

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


Test circuit to debug missed test clock pulses
Patent No. 10302700 

Inventor(s): Pramod Kumar (Scottsdale, AZ), Vinay Kumar (Scottsdale, AZ)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15473100 on 03/29/2017 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a test circuit for a device under test. The test circuit includes a test data source and a test data target. A debug chain is coupled between the test data source and test data target, and operates in either a clock debug mode or a test mode. The debug chain, when in the test mode, is deactivated. The debug chain, when in the clock debug mode, receives the test pattern data from the test data source and stores the test pattern data, generates a clock debug signature from the stored test pattern data while clocked by a test clock, and outputs the clock debug signature to the test data target, the clock debug signature indicative of whether the test clock is operating properly.

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


Method and apparatus for live-object detection
Patent No. 10302741 

Inventor(s): Adeel Ahmad (Plano, TX), Dan Wang (Dallas, TX), Muhammad Zubair Ikram (Richardson, TX), Murtaza Ali (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15089956 on 04/04/2016 (1149 days app to issue)

Abstract: An FMCW radar is used to detect live objects by processing the matched, filtered radar return on a frame by frame basis. An FFT cross correlation coefficient is computed, followed by computing a modified geometric mean of the absolute value of the cross correlation coefficients. The modified geometric mean is then compared to a preset threshold to determine whether the object is moving or is stationary.

[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


Matching impedance of a dielectric waveguide to a launching mechanism
Patent No. 10302860 

Inventor(s): Benjamin S. Cook (Dallas, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15608323 on 05/30/2017 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital system has a dielectric core waveguide that has a longitudinal dielectric core member. The core member has a body portion and a transition region, with a cladding surrounding the dielectric core member. The body portion of the core member has a first dielectric constant. The transition region of the core member has a graduated dielectric constant value that gradually changes from the first dielectric constant value adjacent the body portion to a third dielectric constant.

[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]


Fiber terminal rack mount with front-to-back fiber routing management
Patent No. 10302885 

Inventor(s): Diana Rodriguez (Fort Worth, TX), Richard David Morris (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15788341 on 10/19/2017 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fiber terminal rack mount with front-to-back fiber routing management is disclosed herein. The terminal rack mount is configured to be mounted in a remote terminal to facilitate fiber management of fiber optic cables routed from fiber optic equipment. In exemplary aspects disclosed herein, the fiber terminal rack mount comprises two vertically oriented panels with a plurality of horizontally oriented shelves positioned therebetween. The panels are configured to mount to vertical rails of a remote terminal cabinet of the fiber terminal. The panels and shelves also define routing channels for routing fiber optic cables therethrough, thereby facilitating front-to-back fiber routing between fiber optic equipment mounted in the fiber terminal. In this manner, as an example, the fiber terminal rack mount may more easily support fiber routing between back-to-back mounted fiber optic equipment, which may increase as fiber optic connectivity density increases.

[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]


Multi-axis sector motor
Patent No. 10302960 

Inventor(s): Jim Royalty (Dallas, TX), Milton A. Woodall (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): DRS NETWORK IMAGING SYSTEMS, LLC (Melbourne, FL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14208666 on 03/13/2014 (1902 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-axis motor includes a first elongate magnet member disposed in a first orientation and a second elongate magnet member disposed in a second orientation orthogonal to the first orientation and mechanically coupled to the first elongate magnet member. The first elongate magnet member is operable to adjust a first axis of a fine axis structure. The second elongate magnet member is operable to adjust a second axis of the fine axis structure.

[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]


Cover glass to housing interface system
Patent No. 10303205 

Inventor(s): Brian Sudderth (Leonard, TX), Daniel McBroom (Leonard, TX), Michael McBroom (Leonard, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15065678 on 03/09/2016 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: A display cover to housing interface system includes a display screen fronted by a display cover having front and obverse faces and a distal edge between the faces around a circumference thereof (i.e., edge thickness), and also an outer housing that provides support for the display cover. A portion of the display cover distal edge or thickness is fully exposed to outside, such that the display cover is exposed and substantially visible when viewed directly from the front and at least one side while installed. The display cover can be glass, while the housing is metal. A protective layer located between the housing and display cover protects the display cover from the housing. Various support components hold the display cover in place, and can include magnets and/or a stabilizer assembly affixed along a bottom edge of the display cover and adapted to couple to a bottom chin of the housing.

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


Multi-information display software switch strategy
Patent No. 10303339 

Inventor(s): Earnee J. Gilling (Ypsilanti, MI), Talia T. Ho (Ann Arbor, MI), Tomohiro Matsukawa (Ann Arbor, 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: 15248061 on 08/26/2016 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicular human-machine interface, an instrument cluster and a method of providing information to a driver of a vehicle. The interface includes a multi-information display that provides a driver numerous dynamically-adjustable icons that are representative of a vehicle systems such that the driver can view, and if necessary, control through the interface. During use by a driver to navigate among the various icons being displayed, the human-machine interface enhances a driver”s visual acuity by providing notorious indicia of the status of a particular vehicle system that may be of interest to the driver. In addition, by having certain information be arranged in a dynamic presentation format for selective viewing rather than arranged statically, certain information not of immediate interest can be temporarily removed, thereby freeing up the display to show a larger number of the icons on any particular screen being viewed.

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


All media story telling system and method
Patent No. 10303342 

Inventor(s): Bettina Bennett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): WHICHBOX MEDIA INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15455214 on 03/10/2017 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: An all media story-telling system and method are disclosed. The system and method provide any media, integrated storytelling, provide content management, distribution and syndication across multiple domains, and provide a relevancy-based match between content and advertising.

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


Coding scheme for indirect addressing of multiple action memories
Patent No. 10303387 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Adeli LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898162 on 02/15/2018 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for configuring unit memories to implement first and second sets of entries, the second set of which references the first set. The method configures a first pool of unit memories to implement the first set. Each entry in the first set is located at a particular location in at least one of the memories of the first pool. The method configures a second pool of unit memories to implement the second set. Each entry in the second set includes a particular number of bits for indicating (i) an initial first-pool unit memory at which the first-set entry referenced by the second-set entry is found and (ii) a number of subsequent first-pool memories across which the first-set entry is divided. A number of bits required to identify a single first-pool memory is one fewer than the particular number of bits.

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


Audio request interaction system
Patent No. 10303434 

Inventor(s): James Lee Fortuna (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NCR Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14719653 on 05/22/2015 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A person can use a portable electronic device to electronically purchase or otherwise request a product, service or other deliverable related to audio programming to which the person is listening at the time they initiate the request. The request is fulfilled by a service that analyzes the audio content to identify the deliverable the person desires.

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


Data plane error detection for ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM) of a forwarding element
Patent No. 10303544 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Adeli LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15682316 on 08/21/2017 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of detecting error in a data plane of a packet forwarding element that includes a plurality of physical ternary content-addressable memories (TCAMs) is provided. The method configures a first set of physical TCAMs into a first logical TCAM. The method configures a second set of physical TCAMs into a second logical TCAM. The second logical TCAM includes the same number of physical TCAMs as the first logical TCAM. The method programs the first and second logical TCAMs to store a same set of data. The method requests a search for a particular content from the first and second logical TCAMs. The method generates an error signal when the first and second logical TCAMs do not produce a same search results.

[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)


Graphical transaction model
Patent No. 10303581 

Inventor(s): John Joseph Michelsen (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Alliance IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15238545 on 08/16/2016 (1015 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various techniques for interacting with a test case via a graphical model are disclosed. For example, one method involves displaying a first icon, which represents a first testing activity within a test case; displaying a second icon, which represents a second testing activity within the test case; and displaying a connector, which couples the first icon and the second icon. An assertion (e.g., against test results obtained by performing the first testing activity) is associated with the connector.

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


Streaming engine with compressed encoding for loop circular buffer sizes
Patent No. 10303611 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15971875 on 05/04/2018 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements for the nested loops. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. A stream template register specifies a circular address mode for the loop, first and second block size numbers and a circular address block size selection. For a first circular address block size selection the block size corresponds to the first block size number. For a first circular address block size selection the block size corresponds to the first block size number. For a second circular address block size selection the block size corresponds to a sum of the first block size number and the second block size number.

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


Hybrid data distribution in a massively parallel processing architecture
Patent No. 10303654 

Inventor(s): Jason Yang Sun (Palo Alto, CA), Qingqing Zhou (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14629107 on 02/23/2015 (1555 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method for hybrid distribution mode in massively parallel processing (MPP) database preventing storage imbalance issues caused by data skew. Key values of the database are identified as outliers if records of those keys cause database skew. In hybrid mode, records having the outlier key values are distributed using a random distribution scheme. Other records are distributed using a hash distribution scheme. A threshold skew amount is configurable for the system. Record lookups, insertions, deletions, and updates are processed according to a query plan optimized for the distribution mode of the records referenced in a database query.

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


Sports video search engine
Patent No. 10303718 

Inventor(s): Robert A. Hollmann (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15064896 on 03/09/2016 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for selecting videos includes a computer having a display, the computer having a search engine and a database operably associated with the computer, the database being configured to store a plurality of videos and the computer being configured to show the plurality of videos via the display. The search engine includes a first search toggle bar of age preference and having a plurality of icons indicating the age preference; a second search toggle bar of a type of sporting event and having a plurality of sporting event icons; a third search toggle bar of a type of team and having a plurality of team icons; and a fourth search toggle bar of a type of unique feature of the type of sporting event.

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


System and method for content selection for web page indexing
Patent No. 10303722 

Inventor(s): Robert R Hauser (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ORACLE AMERICA, INC. (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12435777 on 05/05/2009 (3675 days app to issue)

Abstract: An indexing system for documents such as web pages divides a document into elements, such as document object model elements. User attention data from prior interactions with the document are analyzed to determine those elements of a document that satisfy a threshold requirement of user attention. Elements meeting the user attention threshold requirement are added to a set of indexable content for the document. Furthermore, document sections are determined based on attention data and each section is indexed separately. Indexing is per section and based only on the indexable content, thereby enhancing the index relevance, increasing the efficiency of search engines and reducing spamdexing.

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


System for copybook flat data conversion and inline transformation
Patent No. 10303753 

Inventor(s): Sundar R. Krishnan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14879215 on 10/09/2015 (1327 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides copybook flat data conversion with inline transformation. Specifically, a streaming intermediary formatted data message is generated as a result of converting/transforming a flat file format (non-XML (Extensible Markup Language) format), such as raw fixed-length field COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) copybook format or the like. The streaming intermediary format is not fully held in memory, but rather is directly transformed/converted, using XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) processing, into a target format, such as structured XML or the like. By directly streaming the intermediary format to the XSLT process without holding the entire data message in memory, the present invention utilizes less memory and, as such, less memory is needed to be reclaimed.

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


System and method for expanding and training convolutional neural networks for large size input images
Patent No. 10303977 

Inventor(s): Beilei Xu (Penfield, NY), Jess R. Gentner (Rochester, NY), Orhan Bulan (Webster, NY), Peter Paul (Penfield, NY), Safwan R. Wshah (Webster, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Gibb Riley, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15194757 on 06/28/2016 (1064 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to exemplary methods of training a convolutional neural network, input images are received into a computerized device having an image processor. The image processor evaluates the input images using first convolutional layers. The number of first convolutional layers is based on a first size for the input images. Each layer of the first convolutional layers receives layer input signals comprising features of the input images and generates layer output signals that include signals from the input images and ones of the layer output signals from previous layers within the first convolutional layers. Responsive to an input image being a second size larger than the first size, additional convolutional layers are added to the convolutional neural network. The number of additional convolutional layers is based on the second size in relation to the first size. The additional convolutional layers are initialized using weights from the first convolutional layers. Feature maps comprising the layer output signals are created.

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


System and method for controlling the disclosure of a trading order
Patent No. 10304097 

Inventor(s): Pavan K. Garapati (Plano, TX), Thomas J. Daley (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): BGC PARTNERS, INC. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 10767699 on 01/29/2004 (5598 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling the disclosure of a trading order comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores disclosure policies associated with market centers. The processor receives a trading order for a trading product that specifies a total quantity of the trading product and a maximum disclosure quantity of the trading product. The trading order is associated with a particular market center. The processor then routes the trading order to the particular market center according to the disclosure policy associated with the particular market center.

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


Generation and execution of custom requests for quote
Patent No. 10304098 

Inventor(s): Abhay V. Parasnis (Coppell, TX), Haidong Li (Richardson, TX), Mark E. Hanson (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 11604500 on 11/27/2006 (4565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A request for quote (RFQ) engine ([b]10[/b]) includes a data and metrics designer ([b]22[/b]) that generates, in response to input from a user, a data and metrics model ([b]42[/b]) for an RFQ template using a data and metrics meta-model ([b]32[/b]). The RFQ engine ([b]10[/b]) also includes a state transition designer ([b]24[/b]) that generates, in response to input from the user, a state transition model ([b]44[/b]) for the RFQ template using a state transition meta-model ([b]34[/b]). Furthermore, the RFQ engine ([b]10[/b]) includes a workflow designer ([b]26[/b]) that generates, in response to input from the user, a user interface workflow ([b]46[/b]) for the RFQ template using a workflow meta-model ([b]36[/b]). In addition, the RFQ engine includes an execution engine ([b]40[/b]) that executes the RFQ template that includes the data and metrics model ([b]42[/b]) generated by the data and metrics designer ([b]22[/b]), the state transition model ([b]44[/b]) generated by the state transition designer ([b]24[/b]), and the user interface workflow ([b]46[/b]) generated by the workflow designer ([b]26[/b]). The RFQ template is executed to generate an RFQ.

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


Automated gesture identification using neural networks
Patent No. 10304208 

Inventor(s): Dallas Nash (Frisco, TX), Michael Menefee (Richardson, TX), Trevor Chandler (Thornton, CO)
Assignee(s): Avodah Labs, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16258514 on 01/25/2019 (123 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus and systems for gesture recognition based on neural network processing. One exemplary method for identifying a gesture communicated by a subject includes receiving a plurality of images associated with the gesture, providing the plurality of images to a first 3-dimensional convolutional neural network (3D CNN) and a second 3D CNN, where the first 3D CNN is operable to produce motion information, where the second 3D CNN is operable to produce pose and color information, and where the first 3D CNN is operable to implement an optical flow algorithm to detect the gesture, fusing the motion information and the pose and color information to produce an identification of the gesture, and determining whether the identification corresponds to a singular gesture across the plurality of images using a recurrent neural network that comprises one or more long short-term memory units.

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


Container breach detector
Patent No. 10304299 

Inventor(s): Harley Michael Willey (Garland, TX), Michael Ray Wilkinson (Richardson, TX), Preston Taylor Thorpe (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): E-S Information Systems Inc. (Stuart, FL)
Law Firm: Albert Bordas, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877511 on 01/23/2018 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A container breach detector system, which has a self-contained container breach detector having a housing with a mounting plate. At least one retaining clip retains a collapsible detector device. The self-contained container breach detector is mounted onto a door frame of a transportation container to monitor breaches of the transportation container, whereby the collapsible detector device is in a collapsed configuration when the door is closed, and in a neutral configuration when the door is opened. The self-contained container breach detector further has an electrical system having at least one set of sensors having at least one IR proximity and distance sensor that detects a proximity or distance change of the door internal face when the collapsible detector device changes from the collapsed configuration to the neutral configuration indicating that the door is open.

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


System for displaying contiguous, ultra-wide, digital information in automated transportation systems
Patent No. 10304358 

Inventor(s): David Abbondanzio (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15803651 on 11/03/2017 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is system for displaying contiguous, ultra-wide, digital information in automated transportation systems both in vehicles and stations. The invention is meant to replace LED matrix signs in said automated transportation systems, displaying existing functional messages while adding full color images and videos for dynamic content and advertising delivery without the need to modify the existing mechanical, electrical communication infrastructure where applicable.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


System and method for monitoring a signage system of a transit vehicle
Patent No. 10304367 

Inventor(s): Larry T. Taylor (Blue Ridge, TX), Ramin Safavi (Plano, TX), Xiaoping Zhou (Plano, TX), Zhicun Gao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Luminator Holding LP (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984485 on 05/21/2018 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sign-monitoring system includes at least one electronic sign and a controller comprising a processor and memory. The electronic sign includes a pixel array, the pixel array including a plurality of pixels. The electronic sign further includes an embedded controller coupled to the at least one electronic sign. The embedded controller develops diagnostic information for the at least one electronic sign, the diagnostic information including information related to a number of malfunctioning pixels in the plurality of pixels. The controller is communicably coupled to the embedded controller and receives at least a portion of the diagnostic information from the embedded controller. In addition, the controller assesses the at least a portion of the diagnostic information to develop health information. The assessment involves evaluating the information related to the number of malfunctioning pixels.

[G06G] ANALOGUE COMPUTERS (analogue optical computing devices G06E 3/00; computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Sense amplifier with negative threshold sensing for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10304550 

Inventor(s): Hao Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Seungpil Lee (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15995517 on 06/01/2018 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sense amplifier for a memory circuit that can sense into the deep negative voltage threshold region is described. A selected memory cell is sensed by discharging a source line through the memory cell into the bit line and sense amplifier. While discharging the source line through the memory cell into the sense amplifier, a voltage level on the discharge path is used to set the conductivity of a discharge transistor to a level corresponding to the conductivity of the selected memory cell. A sense node is then discharged through the discharge transistor. To reduce noise, a decoupling capacitor is connected to the control gate of the discharge transistor and an auxiliary keeper current is run through the discharge transistor.

[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)


Erase speed based word line control
Patent No. 10304551 

Inventor(s): Biswajit Ray (Santa Clara, CA), Changyuan Chen (San Ramon, CA), Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA), Mohan Dunga (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15194295 on 06/27/2016 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for erase depth control. One apparatus includes a block of non-volatile storage cells. A controller is configured to perform a first erase operation on a block of non-volatile storage cells. A controller for a block is configured to determine a first set of storage cells of the block having a faster erase speed than a second set of storage cells of the block based on a verify voltage threshold. A controller for a block is configured to perform a second erase operation on the block using different voltages for a first set of storage cells and a second set of storage cells of the block.

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


Differential fuse-readout circuits for electronic devices
Patent No. 10304554 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (McKinney, TX), Ramachandra R. Jogu (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16013668 on 06/20/2018 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit may include a first switch to pre-charge a first voltage line to a first voltage for a first amount of time, such that the first voltage is an opposite polarity as compared to a second voltage coupled to the first voltage line when a first fuse is blown. The circuit may also include a second switch to pre-charge a second voltage line to a third voltage for the first amount of time, such that the third voltage is an opposite polarity as compared to a fourth voltage coupled to the second voltage line when a second fuse is blown. The circuit also includes a latch circuit to amplify a first voltage signal present on the first voltage line and amplify a second voltage signal present on the second voltage line after the first amount of time expires.

[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)


Jewelry phone charging systems
Patent No. 10305306 

Inventor(s): Krista Wardell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15643850 on 07/07/2017 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A person worn article is provided that incorporates a jewelry phone charger system. The person worn article comprises a clasp with a first surface, a second surface, and a securing portion, the second surface being different from the first surface. The article further provides a first electrical cable with a first end and a second end, the first end being coupled to one of a universal serial bus (USB) plug and a mobile device male connector, the second end being physically coupled to the first surface of the clasp and a second electrical cable with a first end and a second end, the first end being coupled to the other of the USB plug and the mobile device male connector, the second end being physically coupled the second surface of the clasp, wherein the clasp comprises a 60Hz, 110 volt electric plug with a first prong and a second prong.

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


Switchable charge pump for multi-mode operation
Patent No. 10305376 

Inventor(s): Claire E. Mooney (Dallas, TX), David D. Heston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15185363 on 06/17/2016 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, an RF transmit-receive (T/R) system utilizes SCPs to operate in one of three modes: transmit mode, receive mode, or self-selecting terminate mode.

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


Provisioning system and method for a distributed computing environment using a map reduce process
Patent No. 10305817 

Inventor(s): Akshaya Mahapatra (San Jose, CA), Michael Tan (Palo Alto, CA), Sazzadul K. Khan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824900 on 11/28/2017 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A provisioning system for a distributed computing environment includes a map reduce framework that includes a splitter process, a mapper process, and a reduce process. The splitter process receives a task associated with a distributed application to be deployed on the distributed computing environment, and selects which of the resources are to be provisioned for executing the distributed application. The mapper process converts at least one abstract address included in the task to an absolute address, and executes the task for provisioning the selected resources, while the reduce process consolidates results of the executed task.

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


 

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Observation platform for performing structured communications
Patent No. 10304094 

Inventor(s): Guy R. VanBuskirk (Spicewood, TX), Kranthimanoj Nagothu (Garland, TX), Ravi Shankar Kumar (Richardson, TX), Steven Paul Russell (Menlo Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Theatro Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908234 on 02/28/2018 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of structured communications in an observation platform, a signal is received from a first communication device. The signal is received at a second communication device that is associated with a computer system. The signal comprises a mandatory message for a third communication device, wherein the third communication device is associated with a user, and wherein the user is required to acknowledge receipt of the mandatory message. The signal is forwarded by the second communication device to the third communication device. Responsive to receipt of the signal by the third communication device, the features of the third communication device are locked such that the user has no access to the features for at least until the mandatory message has been acknowledged by the user. The second communication device receives an acknowledgement of the mandatory message from the third communication device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Deep trench isolation with tank contact grounding
Patent No. 10304719 

Inventor(s): Eugen Mindricelu (Dallas, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Yongxi Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15413118 on 01/23/2017 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is formed on a substrate containing a semiconductor material having a first conductivity type. A deep well having a second, opposite, conductivity type is formed in the semiconductor material of the first conductivity type. A deep isolation trench is formed in the substrate through the deep well so as separate an unused portion of the deep well from a functional portion of the deep well. The functional portion of the deep well contains an active circuit element of the integrated circuit. The separated portion of the deep well does not contain an active circuit element. A contact region having the second conductivity type and a higher average doping density than the deep well is formed in the separated portion of the deep well. The contact region is connected to a voltage terminal of the integrated circuit.

[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]


Formation of isolation layers using a dry-wet-dry oxidation technique
Patent No. 10304721 

Inventor(s): Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Bradley David Sucher (Murphy, TX), Neil L. Gardner (Lowry Crossing, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859447 on 12/30/2017 (514 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a method includes etching a substrate to form a trench, wherein the trench includes sidewalls. The method further includes forming a first isolation region in the trench by growing a first layer of a first thickness on the sidewalls using a dry oxidation technique and depositing a second layer to fill a portion of the trench, the second layer contacting the first layer. The method further includes etching third and fourth layers atop the substrate to expose a first portion of the substrate. The method further includes growing a second isolation region in the substrate through the first portion by using a dry-wet-dry oxidation technique.

[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]


Wafer level package device formed using a wafer level lead frame on a carrier wafer having a similar coefficient of thermal expansion as an active wafer
Patent No. 10304758 

Inventor(s): Karthik Thambidurai (Plano, TX), Viren Khandekar (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC (Omaha, NE)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13788291 on 03/07/2013 (2273 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for forming a wafer level package device are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the techniques include forming a wafer level lead frame on a carrier wafer and electrically connecting the wafer level lead frame to an active semiconductor wafer. The carrier wafer and the active semiconductor wafer have at least substantially the same coefficients of thermal expansion. The carrier wafer can be removed from the wafer level package device, and a number of connectors can be formed on the wafer level package device. The wafer level package device can be singulated to form chip packages, such as DFN or QFN packages.

[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 having reduced internal power pad pitch
Patent No. 10304792 

Inventor(s): HongLiang Cai (Shanghai, , CN), Hongying Zhang (Shanghai, , CN), Shiqun Gu (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15814736 on 11/16/2017 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged Integrated Circuit (IC) includes an IC and a package. The package has a bottom dielectric layer and a plurality of redistribution layers (RDLs) formed on the bottom dielectric layer. Each the RDLs includes patterned conductors, a dielectric layer, and a plurality of vias that extend between the patterned conductors to a differing RDL or to external connections. The package includes a plurality of package pads that have a first lateral separation pitch. The IC includes a plurality of IC pads that electrically connect to the plurality of package pads that have a first lateral separation pitch. The package also includes a plurality of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) pads that extend through the bottom dielectric layer and contact the plurality of patterned conductors of the first RDL. Power PCB pads and ground PCB pads of the plurality of PCB pads have a second lateral separation pitch that exceeds the first lateral separation pitch.

[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]


Process enhancement using double sided epitaxial on substrate
Patent No. 10304827 

Inventor(s): Bradley David Sucher (Murphy, TX), James Fred Salzman (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15969296 on 05/02/2018 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include semiconductor devices and fabrication methods to fabricate semiconductor wafers and integrated circuits, including forming a first epitaxial semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type on a first side of a semiconductor substrate of the first conductivity type, forming a nitride or oxide protection layer on a top side of the first epitaxial semiconductor layer, forming a second epitaxial semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type on the second side of the semiconductor substrate, and removing the protection layer from the first epitaxial semiconductor layer. The wafer can be used to fabricate an integrated circuit by forming a plurality of transistors at least partially on the first epitaxial semiconductor 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]


Three-dimensional memory device containing through-memory-level contact via structures
Patent No. 10304852 

Inventor(s): Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tomohiro Kubo (Yokkaichi, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950505 on 04/11/2018 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A contact via structure vertically extending through an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers is provided in a staircase region having stepped surfaces. The contact via structure is electrically isolated from each electrically conductive layer of the alternating stack except for an electrically conductive layer that directly underlies a horizontal interface of the stepped surfaces. A laterally-protruding portion of the contact via structure contacts an annular top surface of the electrically conductive layer. The electrical isolation can be provided by a ribbed insulating spacer that includes laterally-protruding annular rib regions at levels of the insulating layers, or can be provided by annular insulating spacers located at levels of the electrically conductive layers. The contact via structure can contact a top surface of an underlying metal interconnect structure that overlies a substrate to provide an electrically conductive path.

[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]


Integration of graphene and boron nitride hetero-structure device over semiconductor layer
Patent No. 10304967 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Arup Polley (Richardson, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15910854 on 03/02/2018 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device includes a gated graphene component over a semiconductor material. The gated graphene component includes a graphitic layer having at least one layer of graphene. The graphitic layer has a channel region, a first connection and a second connection make electrical connections to the graphitic layer adjacent to the channel region. The graphitic layer is isolated from the semiconductor material. A backgate region having a first conductivity type is disposed in the semiconductor material under the channel region. A first contact field region and a second contact field region are disposed in the semiconductor material under the first connection and the second connection, respectively. At least one of the first contact field region and the second contact field region has a second, opposite, conductivity type. A method of forming the gated graphene component in the microelectronic device with a transistor is 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]


Method of providing dual stripline tile circulator utilizing thick film post-fired substrate stacking
Patent No. 10305161 

Inventor(s): Mark B. Hanna (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14823266 on 08/11/2015 (1386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual stacked stripline circulator includes multiple composite ferrite discs, each having an inner portion and an outer portion; a first substrate having an edge with a first composite ferrite disc disposed in the first substrate; a second substrate having an edge with a second composite ferrite disc disposed in the second substrate; a third substrate having an edge with a third composite ferrite disc disposed in the third substrate, the third substrate disposed adjacent the second substrate; a fourth substrate having an edge with a fourth composite ferrite disc disposed in the fourth substrate; a first pattern defining three ports of a first three-port circulator disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; a second pattern defining three ports of a second three-port circulator disposed between the third substrate and the fourth substrate; and a metal film encircling the edge of the first, second, third and fourth substrate.

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


Modular small cell architecture
Patent No. 10305173 

Inventor(s): Walter Mark Hendrix (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997721 on 06/05/2018 (357 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless communication system is provided. The system includes a common module, is shaped as a sector of a cylinder and has a power supply. A sector radio module is coupled to the power supply and incudes an access radio and an access antenna. The access antenna is configured to serve a sector of not more than 180, and is also shaped as a sector of a cylinder.

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


Dual-polarized, omni-directional, and high-efficiency wearable antenna array
Patent No. 10305174 

Inventor(s): Colan Graeme Matthew Ryan (San Diego, CA), Hungyu David Yang (Darien, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15480136 on 04/05/2017 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna array and a system including the antenna array are provided for implementing wireless communication in a wearable device. The antenna array includes a first plurality of antennas integrated with an antenna substrate and a second plurality of antennas integrated with the antenna substrate. Each antenna in the first plurality of antennas is disposed perpendicular to a ground plane, and each antenna in the second plurality of antennas is disposed parallel to the ground plane. The first plurality of antennas and the second plurality of antennas generate omni-directional electro-magnetic (EM) radiation in at least two different polarizations, which makes the antenna array suitable for wearable applications.

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


Waveguide and antenna apparatus for extending connection coverage
Patent No. 10305175 

Inventor(s): Alireza Foroozesh (Richardson, TX), Daquan Huang (Allen, TX), Dimitris Psychoudakis (Plano, TX), Gary Xu (Allen, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Matthew Tonnemacher (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15672606 on 08/09/2017 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wearable wireless communication device comprises a transceiver positioned on a first side of the device, the transceiver comprising a first antenna configured to receive radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted toward the first side of the device. The device is wearable about an object that attenuates reception, by the first antenna, of RF signals transmitted toward a second side of the device. The device further comprises a waveguide electromagnetically coupled to the transceiver, the waveguide terminating in at least a second antenna positioned on the second side of the device. The second antenna is configured to receive the RF signals transmitted toward the second side of the device. The waveguide is shaped to direct received RF signals around the object to the transceiver. The object may in some embodiments be a piece of human anatomy.

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


Facilitating wireless communications via wireless communication assembly apparatuses
Patent No. 10305198 

Inventor(s): Craig Lee (Frisco, TX), Thomas Schleef (Richardson, 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: 14630709 on 02/25/2015 (1553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wireless communication is facilitated via communication assembly apparatuses. A system includes: a wireless gateway device located within a housing and having electrical connection elements for power and network connectivity; and an antenna coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the wireless gateway device. The housing is adapted to be masked on a surface of a support structure exposed to a defined environment, and is configured to serve a first function and the support structure is configured to serve a second function. The first function is distinct from the second function. In various embodiments, the antenna can be a resonant slot antenna, a horn antenna, a dipole antenna, a patch antenna or a custom antenna element. The wireless gateway device can include circuitry that facilitates multiple-input and multiple-output communication of the antenna, and is configured to be powered via power over Ethernet in some embodiments. In various embodiments, the support structure can include, but is not limited to, a hand rail, a stage scaffold, a lamp post and/or a trash can.

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


VCSEL with elliptical aperture having reduced rin
Patent No. 10305254 

Inventor(s): Deepa Gazula (Allen, TX), Gary Landry (Allen, TX), Jim Tatum (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Finisar Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15707540 on 09/18/2017 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A VCSEL can include: an elliptical oxide aperture in an oxidized region that is located between an active region and an emission surface, the elliptical aperture having a short radius and a long radius with a radius ratio (short radius)/(long radius) being between 0.6 and 0.8, the VCSEL having a relative intensity noise (RIN) of less than 140 dB/Hz. The VCSEL can include an elliptical emission aperture having the same dimensions of the elliptical oxide aperture. The VCSEL can include an elliptical contact having an elliptical contact aperture therein, the elliptical contact being around the elliptical emission aperture. The elliptical contact can be C-shaped. The VCSEL can include one or more trenches lateral of the oxidized region, the one or more trenches forming an elliptical shape, wherein the oxidized region has an elliptical shape. The one or more trenches can be trapezoidal shaped trenches.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


Power management system and method with adaptive noise control
Patent No. 10305384 

Inventor(s): Daniel A. King (Dallas, TX), Harish Venkataraman (Wylie, TX), Vadim V. Ivanov (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13230972 on 09/13/2011 (2814 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided. A first reference voltage during an idle mode is selected, and the first reference voltage is applied to a switched-mode converter. A first output voltage is then generated by the switched-mode converter from a power supply, and a capacitor is overcharged with the first output voltage. The first output voltage is regulated to generate a second output voltage during the idle mode. Then, a second reference voltage during a quiet mode, where the second reference voltage to the buck converter. During the quiet mode, a third output voltage is generated from the switched-mode converter and from discharging the overcharged capacitor, and the third output voltage is regulated to generate the second output voltage.

[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]


Interleaved resonant converter
Patent No. 10305385 

Inventor(s): Hrishikesh Ratnakar Nene (Katy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15481181 on 04/06/2017 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes an interleaved resonant converter circuit. The circuit includes a plurality of resonant converter circuits that are each coupled to an output node and are configured to collectively generate an output voltage on the output node in response to a respective plurality of sets of switching signals at each of a respective plurality of phases. The circuit also includes a switching controller configured to generate each of the plurality of sets of switching signals having a variable duty-cycle relative to each other at each of the plurality of phases.

[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]


Support mount for rooftop solar panels
Patent No. 10305417 

Inventor(s): James Tanghongs (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15837357 on 12/11/2017 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mounting system, method, and assembly apparatus is disclosed that is relatively easy and inexpensive to install for mounting various equipment to a roof, such as solar panel modules. In particular, the mounting assembly can allow the solar panel modules to be mounted to a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) type roof covering, thereby reducing installation costs and the total life cycle cost of a solar panel rooftop power system, among other advantages.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Multiplier-based programmable filters
Patent No. 10305451 

Inventor(s): Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bangalore, , IN), Srinivas Kumar Reddy Naru (Markapur, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Tamilnadu, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15839265 on 12/12/2017 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a multiplier-based programmable filter comprises a pre-scaling circuit, a first multiplier circuit coupled to a first output of the pre-scaling circuit and a second output of the pre-scaling circuit, and a second multiplier circuit coupled to the first output of the pre-scaling circuit and the second output of the pre-scaling circuit. In some embodiments, the multiplier-based programmable filter also comprises a first adder coupled to a first output of the first multiplier circuit and a second output of the first multiplier circuit, a second adder coupled to a first output of the second multiplier circuit and a second output of the second multiplier circuit, first register coupled to an output of the first adder and an input of the second adder, and a second register coupled to an output of the second adder.

[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)


Complementary current reusing preamp for operational amplifier
Patent No. 10305502 

Inventor(s): Tien-Ling Hsieh (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027669 on 07/05/2018 (327 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a preamplifier stage to receive a power supply voltage and generate an output based upon an input. In particular, the preamplifier stage includes a biasing device coupled between the output and a ground node to bias a DC voltage level of the output independently of the power supply voltage. The preamplifier stage also includes a complementary circuit to receive the input and generate the output. The complementary circuit reuses a current through the preamplifier stage to provide an increased transconductance of the preamplifier stage for a given current level.

[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)


Analog to digital conversion with pulse train data communication
Patent No. 10305503 

Inventor(s): Perry Scott Lorenz (Fort Collins, CO)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14193985 on 02/28/2014 (1915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A methodology for capturing analog information, such as from an analog sensor, including converting the analog information to a train of pulses, representing the analog information as the number of pulses in the pulse train. This pulse count data can be communicated to a processor configured to count the pulses in the pulse train, and convert this pulse count data into digital data corresponding to the analog information. An example embodiment uses a DAC/comparator to convert the analog information (such as a sensor reading) into a pulse train derived from a DAC count (such as can be generated by a DAC counter from an input DAC clock) that is compared with an analog magnitude (analog information), such that the DAC count, which can be represented by a number of DAC clock pulses, provides the pulse train (pulse count data) that corresponds to the analog information.

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


Interpolation digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
Patent No. 10305505 

Inventor(s): Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962690 on 04/25/2018 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: A segmented digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuit includes an interpolation resistor DAC (RDAC) and a buffer amplifier. The interpolation RDAC includes a resistor-two-resistor (R-2R) DAC and a resistor ladder. The R-2R DAC is configured to receive a first subword and generate an analog output signal with a voltage representative of the first subword. The first subword has an integer number M bits that include a most significant bit (MSB) of a digital input signal. The resistor ladder is configured to receive the analog output signal and a second subword and generate an analog interpolated signal. The second subword has an integer number I bits that include an intermediate significant bit (ISB) of the digital input signal The buffer amplifier is configured to receive the analog interpolated signal and generate an output signal for the segmented DAC.

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


First-order sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10305507 

Inventor(s): Dwight David Griffin (San Jose, CA), Jerry Lee Doorenbos (Tucson, AZ), Keith Eric Sanborn (Tucson, AZ), Mina Raymond Naguib Nashed (Tucson, AZ), Srikanth Vellore Avadhanam Ramamurthy (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15982670 on 05/17/2018 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first-order sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter includes an input terminal, an integrator circuit, a comparator, and control circuitry. The input terminal is configured to receive a unipolar input signal to be digitized. The integrator circuit is coupled to the input terminal. The comparator is coupled to an output of the integrator circuit. The control circuitry is coupled to the integrator circuit and the comparator. The control circuitry is configured to equalize time that an output signal generated by the integrator circuit is greater than zero and time that the output signal generated by the integrator circuit is less than zero during digitization of the unipolar input signal.

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


System and method for hierarchal beamforming and rank adaptation for hybrid antenna architecture
Patent No. 10305567 

Inventor(s): Diana Maamari (Palatine, IL), Hao Zhou (Evanston, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15800739 on 11/01/2017 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method for beam-related information and channel state information feedback includes receiving first analog beamformed reference signals; transmitting a first report indicating a set of selected analog beamformed reference signals and a transmission rank that jointly maximize a first performance criterion for subsequent transmissions by a transmitter that transmitted the first analog beamformed reference signals; receiving second analog beamformed reference signals maximized in accordance with the set of selected analog beamformed reference signals and the transmission rank; and transmitting a second report, in accordance with the second analog beamformed reference signals, indicating a channel quality indicator and a precoding matrix indicator that maximize a second performance criterion for subsequent transmissions by the transmitter that transmitted the first analog beamformed reference signals and the second analog beamformed reference signals.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Generation of national broadcast log from local broadcast log
Patent No. 10305615 

Inventor(s): Darren Grant Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16166617 on 10/22/2018 (218 days app to issue)

Abstract: A media scheduling system includes a national scheduling service and subscribing stations. The scheduling service receives a local broadcast log generated by a local subscribing station. The local broadcast log includes media item identifiers. The local broadcast log is verified and approved by the scheduling service. Verification includes checking the local broadcast log for compliance with digital rights management (DRM) requirements. Approval is based, at least in part, on a trust level associated with the local subscribing station. A national log is generated, based on the local broadcast log, by generating a national clock including clock positions to be filled by items in the local broadcast log, and populating the clock positions in the national log using the media items identifiers included in the local broadcast log. Default editing restrictions for the national log are set, and the national log is transmitted to other local stations for broadcast.

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


Method and apparatuses for algorithm on QAM coherent optical detection
Patent No. 10305620 

Inventor(s): Jianjun Yu (Princeton, NJ), Jin Tang (Morristown, NJ)
Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Drinker Biddle Reath LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14268739 on 05/02/2014 (1852 days app to issue)

Abstract: Blind polarization demultiplexing algorithms based on complex independent component analysis (ICA) by negentropy maximization for quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) coherent optical systems are disclosed. The polarization demultiplexing is achieved by maximizing the signal”s non-Gaussianity measured by the information theoretic quantity of negentropy. An adaptive gradient optimization algorithm and a Quasi-Newton algorithm with accelerated convergence are employed to maximize the negentropy. Certain approximate nonlinear functions can be substitutes for the negentropy which is strictly derived from the probability density function (PDF) of the received noisy QAM signal with phase noise, and this reduces the computational complexity. The numerical simulation and experimental results of polarization division multiplexing (PDM)-quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) and PDM-16QAM reveal that the ICA demultiplexing algorithms are feasible and effective in coherent systems and the simplified ones can also achieve equivalent performance.

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


Burst-mode discrete multi-tone for networks
Patent No. 10305621 

Inventor(s): Huaiyu Zeng (Red Bank, NJ), Xiang Liu (Marlboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15637868 on 06/29/2017 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a first network element (NE) comprises receiving, by a receiver of the first NE, a burst from a second NE, wherein the burst comprises at least one training symbol (TS), storing, by a memory of the first NE, a channel response for a link between the first NE and the second NE, wherein the first NE is communicatively coupled to the second NE, wherein the channel response is based on a current channel response estimated using at least one TS in the burst and a previously stored channel response, and wherein the previously stored channel response is based on a plurality of bursts previously received from the second NE, and compensating, by a processor coupled to the receiver and the memory of the first NE, modulated symbols in the burst using the channel response.

[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)


Decision feedback equalization with independent data and edge feedback loops
Patent No. 10305704 

Inventor(s): Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Tucker, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002648 on 06/07/2018 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A receiver module includes a clock recovery circuit and a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) circuit. The DFE circuit includes a data feedback loop configured to sample an input data stream combined with equalization values based on a first clock signal. The DFE circuit also includes an edge feedback loop configured to sample the input data stream combined with equalization values based on a second clock signal. The clock recovery circuit is configured to determine a phase error between a receiver clock signal and a target clock signal based on output samples from the data feedback loop and the edge feedback loop.

[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)


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for monitoring and managing a computing system using resource chains
Patent No. 10305764 

Inventor(s): Akshaya Mahapatra (San Jose, CA), Boyu Wang (Milpitas, CA), Mohit Suresh Kshirsagar (Santa Clara, CA), Rahul Talekar (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14984692 on 12/30/2015 (1245 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for monitoring and managing a computing system using resource chains are disclosed. In some examples, a method includes obtaining resource component data from each of a plurality of resource managers in a computing system and organizing the resource component data to establish logical relationships among resource components included in the computing system. The method further includes defining a resource configuration that identifies at least two of the resource components used to facilitate a communication path between a virtual resource in the computing system to a designated network element and displaying the resource configuration as a resource chain that defines a linking order among the at least two of the resource components that facilitate the communication path.

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


Methods and apparatus for use in local breakout or offload scenarios
Patent No. 10305784 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Arunachalam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14914699 on 08/30/2013 (2097 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises determining if a failure has occurred in a first path, an offload application server functionality being provided in said first path and if so, causing routing of said data via a second different path which bypasses said offload server functionality.

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


Method and apparatus for pseudowire (PW) setup and maintenance using OSPF protocol
Patent No. 10305790 

Inventor(s): Evgeny Tantsura (Palo Alto, CA), Uma S. Chunduri (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15481271 on 04/06/2017 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A provider edge (PE) router and methods for establishing a pseudowire using open shortest path first (OSPF) link state advertisement (LSA) messages. The pseudowire links the PE router with a remote PE router through a packet switched network (PSN), and emulates other communications protocols to provide customer edge (CE) equipment connected to the PE routers the appearance of a dedicated private circuit.

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


Using PCE as SDN controller
Patent No. 10305791 

Inventor(s): Bisong Tao (San Jose, CA), Katherine Zhao (San Jose, CA), Qianglin Quintin Zhao (Boxborough, MA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15728387 on 10/09/2017 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for transitioning a system from a tradition network to a Software Defined Network (SDN) enabled network. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may comprise the use of a Path Computation Element (PCE) as a central controller. Smooth transition between traditional network and the new SDN enabled network, especially from a cost impact assessment perspective, may be accomplished using the existing PCE components from the current network to function as the central controller of the SDN network is one choice, which not only achieves the goal of having a centralized controller to provide the functionalities needed for the central controller, but also leverages the existing PCE network components.

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


Peer-to-peer social network
Patent No. 10305915 

Inventor(s): Luiz Claudio Valdetaro (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Vertical Computer Systems Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13951252 on 07/25/2013 (2133 days app to issue)

Abstract: A social network includes a relay server and two or more mobile Internet devices (”MIDs”) coupled to the relay server. Each of the MIDs includes a relay agent for interfacing with the relay server, a web server, an application for operating the web server, and a memory for storing social networking information comprising a contacts list, one or more access groups, one or more albums, and one or more associations between the one or more access groups and the one or more albums to specify which contacts can view which albums.

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


System, method, and computer readable medium for establishing communication between devices
Patent No. 10306056 

Inventor(s): Kevin V. Nguyen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16005142 on 06/11/2018 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for establishing communication between two devices comprises connecting, by a first computer, to an open source Private Branch Exchange (PBX) platform via a port, receiving a phone number sent by a first one of the two devices at the open source PBX platform, invoking an interface module by the open source PBX platform, where the interface module resides on the open source PBX platform, and building a Calling Name request by the interface module related to the received phone number.

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


Extension data handling
Patent No. 10306231 

Inventor(s): Jonatan Samuelsson (Stockholm, , SE), Rickard Sjberg (Stockholm, , SE)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15958736 on 04/20/2018 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A length indicator associated with an encoded representation of a slice is parsed. The length indicator is indicative of a length of an extension field present in a slice header of the encoded representation. A decoder can then determine to ignore, during decoding of the encoded representation, any value of the extension field in the slice header where these values are identified based on the length indicator. As a consequence, an extension field can be added to slice headers and still enable legacy decoders to correctly decode the encoded representations.

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


Image decoder, image decoding method, image encoder, and image encode method
Patent No. 10306237 

Inventor(s): Takeshi Tsukuba (Sakai, , JP), Yasuaki Tokumo (Sakai, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15920018 on 03/13/2018 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A prediction set determining section selects a prediction set from a prediction set group including a plurality of prediction sets having different combinations of prediction modes corresponding to different prediction directions. Further, a prediction mode determining section selects a prediction mode from the prediction set thus selected. An entropy encoding section encodes the prediction set thus selected, the prediction mode thus selected, and residual data between an input image and a predicted image formed on the basis of the prediction set and the prediction mode. This allows an image encoding device to carry out predictions from more various angles, thereby improving prediction efficiency.

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


Method and apparatus of depth prediction mode selection
Patent No. 10306266 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Jianhua Zheng (Beijing, , CN), Nam Ling (San Jose, CA), Zhouye Gu (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15357676 on 11/21/2016 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a decoder for decoding a block of a depth map are provided. An ordered list of decoding modes is obtained, wherein the ordered list of decoding modes comprises a plurality of decoding modes each of which is capable of being used for decoding of the block. A plurality of depth modeling modes (DMMs) each of which is capable of being used for decoding of the block are obtained. And whether a DMM of the plurality of DMMs is to be added into the ordered list of decoding modes in accordance with a decision condition is determined.

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


System and method for organizing multimedia content
Patent No. 10306287 

Inventor(s): Hong Heather Yu (West Windsor, NJ), Hongbing Li (Skillman, NJ), Jianbin Dai (Sunnyvale, CA), Yue Chen (Fremont, CA), Zhenhua Liu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15634202 on 06/27/2017 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method including receiving, by a server, an input video and extracting features of the input video to produce extracted features. The method also includes comparing the extracted features of the input video with metadata stored in a metadata database storage and incorporating the input video into a matched video corresponding to metadata that matches the extracted features of the input video upon determining that the extracted features of the input video match metadata in the metadata database storage.

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


Mesh architecture for distributed telecommunication systems
Patent No. 10306425 

Inventor(s): Paul Miller (Derry, NH)
Assignee(s): GENEBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15708988 on 09/19/2017 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes, with a first bearer node of a telecommunication component, utilizing network connections between the first bearer node and a first plurality of control nodes of the telecommunication component, the bearer node configured to process media data being transmitted between endpoints over a network. The method further includes, with a second bearer node of the telecommunication component, utilizing network connections between the second bearer node and a second plurality of control nodes of the telecommunication component, the second plurality of control nodes having at least one control node in common with the first plurality of control nodes and at least one control node not common with the first plurality of control nodes.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Shared state among multiple devices
Patent No. 10306467 

Inventor(s): Craig S. Etchegoyen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Uniloc 2017 LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14196065 on 03/04/2014 (1911 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices of an individual”s device-sphere cooperate with a device-sphere manager to improve continuity of the user”s experience using any of the devices. When a device”s state changes, the device reports the change to the device-sphere manager. The device-sphere manager modifies the device image for the reporting device and informs other devices of the device-sphere that corresponding changes should be made in the other devices as well. Each device image includes application records representing applications installed in the subject device. The device image for each device also includes partition images of each of one or more partitions of persistent storage of the device. A data image for the device-sphere represents data shared among the constituent devices of the device-sphere.

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


Measurement gap schedule supporting multiple beams
Patent No. 10306483 

Inventor(s): David Lecompte (Plano, TX), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15464037 on 03/20/2017 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method for measurement gap scheduling includes generating, by a serving cell to which a UE is connected, a bitmap that indicates timing of measurement gaps for reference signals transmitted by the serving cell and at least one neighbor cell of the serving cell in beamformed and beam swept beams, and transmitting the bitmap to the UE in a configuration message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for transmitting status report of PDCP layer in mobile telecommunications system and receiver of mobile telecommunications
Patent No. 10306489 

Inventor(s): Seung June Yi (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung Duck Chun (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung Jun Park (Anyang-si, , KR), Young Dae Lee (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907766 on 02/28/2018 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: A status report transmission of the PDCP layer for a PDCP status report can reduce radio resources by transmitting the reception success or failure of a series of PDCP service data units (SDUs) in the form of a bitmap when configuring the PDCP status report for reporting a reception status of PDCP SDUs to another party in the PDCP layer. A PDCP control packet data unit (PDU) is generated to communicate a status report for one or more PDCP SDUs transmitted from a transmitting node. The PDCP control PDU includes a data/control (D/C) bit field to indicate the PDCP control PDU is a control PDU, a control PDU type field to indicate a type of corresponding control information, a sequence number field to indicate a first missing PDCP SDU, and a bitmap field for a variable length bitmap. A specific bit in the variable length bitmap indicates whether a corresponding one of the one or more PDCP SDUs has been successfully been received. The PDCP control PDU is transmitted to the transmitting node.

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


Multi KPI correlation in wireless protocols
Patent No. 10306490 

Inventor(s): Balaji Ratakonda (Dallas, TX), John P. Curtin (Richardson, TX), Vignesh Janakiraman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems texas, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15001987 on 01/20/2016 (1224 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network monitoring system is provided that includes a processor, a memory coupled to the processor and a database that includes key performance indicator (KPI) records for monitoring a wireless communication system. The network monitoring system further includes a rules engine configured and operable to store in the memory KPI rules associated with at least one rule set. The network monitoring system also includes an analysis engine configured and operable to identify a list of root causes identifying failure events based on the at least one KPI rule in the at least one rule set.

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


Communication scheme for channel quality information
Patent No. 10306505 

Inventor(s): Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart (Darmstadt, , DE)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877609 on 01/23/2018 (490 days app to issue)

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

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


System and method for transmitting a synchronization signal
Patent No. 10306573 

Inventor(s): Branislav M. Popovic (Kista, , SE), Fredrik Berggren (Kista, , SE), Liang Xia (Beijing, , CN), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qiang Li (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15403892 on 01/11/2017 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for device-to-device (D2D) communications includes generating, by a synchronization source, a primary device-to-device synchronization signal that is different from a primary synchronization signal (PSS) sent by an Evolved NodeB (eNodeB) and an existing uplink (UL) signal sent by device-to-device communications devices, and transmitting, by the synchronization source, the primary device-to-device synchronization signal in a single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) waveform.

[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)


Adaptive call notification
Patent No. 10306588 

Inventor(s): Fangqi Hu (San Diego, CA), Tongzeng Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923579 on 03/16/2018 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for adaptive call notification in a user equipment (UE) includes detecting an incoming call indication such as a ring signal. The ambient sound level for the UE is measured in response to the incoming call indication. A UE vibration device is activated in response to the detected incoming call indication and the ambient sound level being greater than a user-selectable threshold.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for beam-level radio resource management and mobility in cellular network
Patent No. 10306597 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15204925 on 07/07/2016 (1055 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for beam-level radio resource management and mobility are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and at least one processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive measurement resource configuration information that includes at least one measurement reference signal (RS) resource configuration, transmit a trigger request, and receive a measurement report trigger. The at least one processor is configured to calculate, in response to receipt of the measurement report trigger, a measurement report from a measurement RS. The transceiver is further configured to transmit the measurement report. The RS resource configuration is associated with a radio resource unit.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for utilizing a radio access technology to connect to a telecommunication network
Patent No. 10306697 

Inventor(s): Haibo Zhong (San Diego, CA), Julia Wang (San Diego, CA), Limei Wang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15338250 on 10/28/2016 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, computer program, and method are provided for utilizing a particular radio access technology to connect to a telecommunication network before an expiration of a timer. A wireless communication device is provided including at least one hardware processor configured for sending a first request from the wireless communication device for connecting to a telecommunication network via a first base station for a first area. Such first base station implements a first radio access technology that has a first priority and a first data rate. In response to detecting a failure of the first request, a second radio access technology is utilized to connect to the telecommunication network before an expiration of a timer. Such second radio access technology has a second priority that is lower than the first priority and a second data rate that is lower than the first data rate. Further, in response to detecting that the wireless communication device has moved to a second area associated with a second base station before the expiration of the timer, a second request is sent via the second base station that implements the first radio access technology for utilizing the first radio access technology to connect to the telecommunication network before the expiration of the timer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Configurable switch array
Patent No. 10306731 

Inventor(s): Daniel Ross Herrington (Fort Collins, CO), James Harbison Masson (Boulder, CO), James Michael Patterson (Lafayette, CO), Michael James Drake (Berthoud, CO), Sumeet Prakash Kulkarni (Munich, , DE), Vahid Yousefzadeh (Boulder, CO
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15587995 on 05/05/2017 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light emitting diode system allows for high current end user LED matrix applications while mitigating internal damage to control circuitry that may be caused by excess current flow. In one example, multiple switches operate in parallel across an LED. When an overvoltage condition is detected in a first switch, a logic circuit determines those switches programmed to operate in parallel and causes them to conduct current. This reduces the amount of current flowing through any one switch and mitigates harm to the device. The parallel configuration of switches may be driven by a single pulse width modulated current. This allows the drive current to be divided between parallel transistors, limiting the damaging effects that can be caused by high currents flowing through the transistors.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Accessory for vehicle heating and air conditioning systems
Patent No. D849664 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Rejkowski (Irving, TX), Stephen J Sexton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Classic Auto Air Manufacturing LP (Chagrin Falls, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29539301 on 09/11/2015 (1355 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Casing centralizer having spiral blades
Patent No. D849800 

Inventor(s): Andrew M. Eldridge (Fort Worth, TX), Mitchel D. Hansen (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): SUMMIT ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker, LLP (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29536008 on 08/12/2015 (1385 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Sport eyeglasses
Patent No. D849823 

Inventor(s): Jonathan McCann (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Roka Sports, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Clearpat Services, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29640312 on 03/13/2018 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Sport eyeglasses
Patent No. D849825 

Inventor(s): Jonathan McCann (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Roka Sports, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Clearpat Services, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29640311 on 03/13/2018 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cosmetic compact
Patent No. D850006 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29627410 on 11/27/2017 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet fountain
Patent No. D850018 

Inventor(s): Ryan Paxson (Box Elder, SD)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29619966 on 10/03/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet fountain
Patent No. D850019 

Inventor(s): Ryan Paxson (Box Elder, SD)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29619972 on 10/03/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet fountain
Patent No. D850020 

Inventor(s): Ryan Paxson (Box Elder, SD)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29619976 on 10/03/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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