Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 14

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

Patents granted include:
• AT&T's unified platform for managing telephone number ordering and procurement lifecycles
• Cisco's blockchain for optimized fast-secure roaming on WLANs
• Finish Time Holding's athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions
• Match.com's  method for matching using location information
• Renegade Logic's automated network trading platform
• SkyBitz's increasing asset utilization using satellite aided location tracking
• Stryker Corp.'s operating room wireless power transfer
• Toyota's real-time trajectory optimization for hybrid energy management utilizing connected IT

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Sept. 14, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES   10
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING  8
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY    3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING     7
G: PHYSICS 44
H: ELECTRICITY   47
DESIGN: 9


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston)   8
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC)   6
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si,KR)   5
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)  5
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) 4
True Velocity Ip Holdings LLC (Garland) 4
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)    4
ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)    3

UNASSIGNED 9


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Chad Dorsey (Dallas)   4
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton)  4
Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas)  3
Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton) 3
Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm) 3
Tony M. Brewer (Plano) 3
Bo Yang (Allen)  2
Gary John Geoffroy (Plano)  2
Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove)   2
Madhukar Budagavi (Plano)   2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Concave cover plate system and methods
Patent No. 11116136 

Inventor(s): Brian Robertson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16129432 on 09/12/2018 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: A removable cover plate assembly may be quickly attached, detached and adjusted to the exterior of a concave grate of a combine harvester in order to adjust the flow characteristics of the concave or separator grate assemblies. The cover plate assembly improves the threshing capability of the rasp bar threshing cylinder while simultaneously capturing additional threshed grain. Moreover, the cover plate assembly of the present invention enables a single set of concave grate assemblies to better harvest a wider variety of crop types.

[A01F] THRESHING (combines A01D 41/00); BALING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STATIONARY APPARATUS OR HAND TOOLS FOR FORMING OR BINDING STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE INTO BUNDLES; CUTTING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STORING AGRICULTURAL OR HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE (arrangements for making or setting stacks in connection with harvesting A01D 85/00)


Compositions of coenzyme Q10 and methods of use
Patent No. 11116246 

Inventor(s): Odes W. Mitchell (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): GM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380051 on 04/10/2019 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a nutritional supplement including, about 0.5 mg to about 4 mg of folate, about 6.25 mg to about 50 mg of vitamin B-6, about 250 mcg to about 2000 mcg of vitamin B-12, about 75 mg to about 600 mg of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), about 1250 IU to about 10,000 IU of vitamin D[subscript]3[/subscript], about 25 mg to about 200 mg of magnesium, about 25 mg to 200 mg of N-acetyl-L-cysteine, about 5 mg to about 40 mg pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium (PQQ), about 25 mg to about 200 mg of curcumin extract, about 25 mg to about 200 mg of resveratrol, about 25 mg to about 200 mg berberine, about 12.5 mcg to about 100 mcg of chromium, and about 12.5 mcg to about 100 mcg of selenium. In an additional embodiment, the aforementioned nutritional supplement in a nutritional kit that further includes an omega-3 supplement. NULL


Helmet-based system for improved practice efficiency and athlete safety
Patent No. 11116271 

Inventor(s): Austin Price Graham (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Build IP, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16864539 on 05/01/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided for use by athletes and their coaches during practice. The system includes an electronic system configured for inclusion in a helmet. The electronic system includes a transparent display screen coupled to the helmet, a processor coupled to the transparent display screen, a camera coupled to the processor and a first wireless transceiver coupled to the processor. The system also includes a handheld processing device. The handheld processing device includes a second wireless transceiver configured to communicate video content with the first wireless transceiver, an interactive display screen configured to display the first video and a video editing application configured to edit the first video to generate a second video including a simulated player technique superimposed in the first video. The second video is communicated from the handheld processing device to the electronic system for display to the athlete via the transparent display screen.

[A42B] HATS; HEAD COVERINGS (headbands, head-scarves A41D 20/00, A41D 23/00)


IOL injector having a lever-driven plunger mechanism
Patent No. 11116626 

Inventor(s): Jian Liu (Keller, TX), Victoria Holderby (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454477 on 06/27/2019 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: An IOL injector having a lever-driven plunger mechanism is described.

[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]


Intraocular lens injector
Patent No. 11116627 

Inventor(s): Douglas Brent Wensrich (Bedford, TX), Yinghui Wu (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507137 on 07/10/2019 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: Intraocular lens injectors described herein may include a symmetrical arranged storage compartment, nozzle passage, and plunger tip in order to symmetrically fold and provide symmetrical loading to an intraocular lens during advancement and delivery so as to avoid rotation of the intraocular lens about longitudinal, vertical, and/or lateral axes during advancement and/or delivery of the intraocular lens.

[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]


Cane mobility device
Patent No. 11116689 

Inventor(s): Katherine Anne Petersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Jackson Walker L.L.P. (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781644 on 02/04/2020 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cane apparatus may include a body portion, a handle at a top end of the body portion, a proximity detector coupled to the body portion, an alert mechanism, and a processor communicatively coupled to the proximity detector and the alert mechanism. The processor may be configured to: determine, based on a signal received from the proximity detector, that the proximity detector is within a threshold distance of an obstacle; and based on the determination, activate the alert mechanism.

[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)


Devices and methods for protecting and offloading pressure in casting neuropathic and diabetic wounds of the foot
Patent No. 11116864 

Inventor(s): Danny E. Anderson (Aledo, TX), Kimberly G. Anderson (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Woundkair Concepts, Inc. (Forth Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16439940 on 06/13/2019 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and device are shown for use in casting for Total Contact Casting for offloading pressure in neuropathic and diabetic wounds or fractures of the appendages such as the human leg or foot. The outer casting material used can be comprised of traditional casting materials. A total foot protection pad underlies the traditional casting materials. It is a one piece moldable system that encompasses the total foot from the Achilles along the lateral and medial foot, covering the plantar surface, the malleoli and folds and extends over the dorsum. The one piece system has adhesive backing on a contact side to facilitate its application and/or forms a total foot protection pad beneath the outer hardened casting material.

[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]


Fluidics aspiration system
Patent No. 11116878 

Inventor(s): Connor Meehan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173353 on 10/29/2018 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for a diaphragm-based fluidics aspiration system is disclosed. The aspiration system includes a waste reservoir configured to hold a vacuum pressure; an aspiration connection; a vacuum pinch valve including a first outlet fluidically coupled to the waste reservoir; a second outlet fluidically coupled to the aspiration connection; a fluid channel; and an actuator configured to alter a cross-sectional area of the fluid channel.

[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]


Systems, methods and devices for paired plasticity
Patent No. 11116933 

Inventor(s): Christa McIntyre Rodriguez (Richardson, TX), Larry Cauller (Plano, TX), Michael P. Kilgard (Richardson, TX), Navzer Engineer (Plano, TX), Will Rosellini (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15496766 on 04/25/2017 (1603 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for paired training include timing controls so that training and neural stimulation can be provided simultaneously. Paired trainings may include therapies, rehabilitation and performance enhancement training. Stimulations of nerves such as the vagus nerve that affect subcortical regions such as the nucleus basalis, locus coeruleus or amygdala induce plasticity in the brain, enhancing the effects of a variety of therapies, such as those used to treat tinnitus, stroke, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


Golf club having a reinforced ball striking plate
Patent No. 11117029 

Inventor(s): Byron C. Slaughter (Granbury, TX), William C. Knight (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17021891 on 09/15/2020 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device includes a ball striking plate having a front surface configured to strike a ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface. The ball striking plate has a desired-contact region and a perimeter. One or more spoke-like reinforcement ribs may be located on the rear surface and may radiate away from the desired-contact region toward the perimeter. At least one of the spoke-like reinforcement ribs may be located in an upper-toe quadrant or in an upper-heel quadrant of the rear surface. One or more encircling reinforcement ribs may be located on the rear surface. The one or more encircling reinforcement ribs may be at least partially encircling the desired-contact region. A thickened portion of the ball striking plate may be positioned behind the desired-contact region of the ball striking plate. The ball striking device may be a golf club head.

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


 

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

Additively manufactured build assemblies having reduced distortion and residual stress
Patent No. 11117329 

Inventor(s): Jerod Curtis Kruse (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16018416 on 06/26/2018 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: A build assembly and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The build assembly includes a first component, a second component, and a support structure coupling the two components together to fix their relative position. The support structure may be a ”ghost” structure that is not connected with or does not contact the components, but is positioned such that the components are restrained to prevent distortion. The support structure may also be connected to the components and may define channels for removing additive powder from within or around the components.

[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]


Real time trajectory optimization for hybrid energy management utilizing connected information technologies
Patent No. 11117567 

Inventor(s): Anna G Stefanopoulou (Ann Arbor, MI), Di Chen (Ann Arbor, MI), Mike X. Huang (Ann Arbor, MI), Shengqi Zhang (Houston, TX), Yushi Shibaike (Canton, 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: 16019512 on 06/26/2018 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure is directed to solving a full trajectory optimization problem in real-time for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) such that future driving conditions and energy usage may be fully considered in determining optimal engine energy usage and battery energy usage in real-time during a trip. An electronic control unit of the HEV may be configured to: receive route information for a route to be driven by the HEV; and after receiving the route information, iterating the operations of: measuring a current state of charge (SOC) of the battery; using at least the measured SOC and an initial co-state value stored in a memory, performing a process to iteratively update the co-state value to obtain an updated co-state value; using at least the updated co-state value, computing an updated control value; and applying the updated control value to control a usage of the battery and the internal combustion engine.

[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]


Auto-rack railroad car
Patent No. 11117598 

Inventor(s): Peter L. Jones (Southlake, TX), Victor Mankarious (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Gunderson LLC (Portland, OR)
Law Firm: Neal, Gerber Eisenberg LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16294236 on 03/06/2019 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: An auto-rack railroad car including a frame, a plurality of upright posts supported by the frame, a deck, and a plurality of deck connector assemblies connecting the deck to the upright posts, each deck connector assembly including at least one wedge.

[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)


System and method for tactile cueing through rotorcraft pilot controls using variable friction and force gradient
Patent No. 11117653 

Inventor(s): Bradley Don Linton (Mansfield, TX), Charles Eric Covington (Colleyville, TX), Jillian Samantha Alfred (Fort Worth, TX), Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX), Thomas Earl Johnson, Jr.
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983752 on 05/18/2018 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: An rotorcraft including a pilot control, a pilot control position sensor connected to the pilot control and operable to generate a position signal indicating a position of the pilot control, a flight control computer (FCC) in signal communication with the pilot control position sensor and operable to provide a tactile cue in the pilot control in response to the position signal indicating the position of the pilot control exceeds a threshold associated with an operating limit, and further operable to determine a tactile cueing value for the tactile cue according to a relationship between the position of the pilot control and the threshold, and generate a cue control signal according to the tactile cueing value, and a tactile cue element connected to the pilot control and in signal communication with the FCC and operable to control action of the pilot control in response to the cue control signal.

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


Tail rotor cyclic control for pitch attitude adjustment
Patent No. 11117654 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Colin John Thomas (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16277504 on 02/15/2019 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of controlling a tail rotor system includes pivoting a swashplate of the tail rotor system about an axis passing through a diameter of the swashplate. Pivoting the swashplate causes a first linkage of a first pair of linkages coupled between the swashplate and a collective crosshead to move in a first direction and a second linkage of the first pair of linkages coupled between the swashplate and the collective crosshead to move in a second direction that is opposite the first direction. The movement of the first and second linkages causes a plane of rotation of a pair of rotors of the tail rotor system to cant relative to a centerline of a mast of the tail rotor system. A tail rotor system is also disclosed.

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


Counter-rotating tail rotor
Patent No. 11117655 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk L. Groninga (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436406 on 06/10/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary tail rotor includes a first blade assembly configured to rotate in a first direction about an axis of rotation and a second blade assembly configured to rotate in a second direction about the axis of rotation.

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


Automated dolly assemblies with loading and unloading racks
Patent No. 11117752 

Inventor(s): Bradley J. Garcia (Louisville, KY), Eric F. Cornett (Georgetown, KY), Lloyd R. Holland (Georgetown, KY), Michael C. Greenlee (Paris, KY), Randall L. Johnson (Lexington, KY), Scottie L. Foster (Lawrenceburg, KY)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16688524 on 11/19/2019 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to automated dolly assemblies having loading and unloading racks and traveling along a track secured to a floor. In one embodiment, an automated dolly assembly includes a moveable frame having a mobility mechanism, one or more loading racks, one or more unloading racks, a receiver arm connected to the moveable frame and a moveable pulley connected to the receiver arm. The moveable pulley has weights. The mobility mechanism is coupled to a bottom surface of the moveable frame. The one or more loading racks and the one or more unloading racks are proximate to a top surface of the moveable frame. The receiver arm is rotatably moveable between a horizontal position and a vertical position and configured to engage the automated dolly assembly with an overhead conveyor.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)


Apparatus and method for spooling wire
Patent No. 11117780 

Inventor(s): John L. Rhoads (The Colony, TX), Kevin D. Rodgers (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422614 on 05/24/2019 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reel apparatus comprising a pipe; an outer flange assembly comprising two outer support walls connected to the pipe and wherein each outer support wall comprises an inner wall and an outer wall; an inner flange assembly comprising two inner support walls, wherein the inner flange assembly is rotated relative to the outer flange assembly and the pipe and wherein each inner support wall comprises an inner wall and an outer wall; and a motor assembly connected to the inner flange assembly and outer flange assembly, wherein the motor assembly is physically connect to the outer flange assembly and wherein the motor assembly is rotationally connected to the inner flange assembly.

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


 

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

Silicon carbide/graphite composite and articles and assemblies comprising same
Patent No. 11117806 

Inventor(s): Abuagela H. Rashed (Denton, TX), Jonathan Loyd Burr (Denton, TX), Rex Gerald Sheppard (Decatur, TX), Troy Scoggins (Decatur, TX)
Assignee(s): ENTEGRIS, INC. (Billerica, MA)
Law Firm: Entegris, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15753109 on 08/18/2016 (1853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A silicon carbide-graphite composite is described, including (i) interior bulk graphite material and (ii) exterior silicon carbide matrix material, wherein the interior bulk graphite material and exterior silicon carbide matrix material inter-penetrate one another at an interfacial region therebetween, and wherein graphite is present in inclusions in the exterior silicon carbide matrix material. Such material may be formed by contacting a precursor graphite article with silicon monoxide (SiO) gas under chemical reaction conditions that are effective to convert an exterior portion of the precursor graphite article to a silicon carbide matrix material in which graphite is present in inclusions therein, and wherein the silicon carbide matrix material and interior bulk graphite material interpenetrate one another at an interfacial region therebetween. Such silicon carbide-graphite composite is usefully employed in applications such as implant hard masks in manufacturing solar cells or other optical, optoelectronic, photonic, semiconductor and microelectronic products, as well as in ion implantation system materials, components, and assemblies, such as beam line assemblies, beam steering lenses, ionization chamber liners, beam stops, and ion source chambers.

[C01B] NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (fermentation or enzyme-using processes for the preparation of elements or inorganic compounds except carbon dioxide C12P 3/00; production of non-metallic elements or inorganic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B)


LiDAR reflecting dark colored pigments and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 11118062 

Inventor(s): Cynthia Gazepis Templeman (Canton, MI), Debasish Banerjee (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: 15833154 on 12/06/2017 (1378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A LiDAR reflecting dark colored pigment includes a core layer formed from a reflecting material and a first layer formed from a first absorber material or a first dielectric material extending across the core layer. A second layer formed from a second absorber material different than the third absorber material extends across the first layer and a third layer formed from a third absorber material or a second dielectric material extends across the second layer. The third absorber material is different than the second absorber material. The LiDAR reflecting dark colored pigment reflects less than 10% of incident visible electromagnetic radiation and more than 60% of incident near-IR electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between and including 850 nm and 950 nm for all incident angles of the visible and near-IR electromagnetic radiation between and including 0 and 45. A color reflected by the multilayer stack has a lightness in CIELAB color space less than or equal to 40.

[C09C] TREATMENT OF INORGANIC MATERIALS, OTHER THAN FIBROUS FILLERS, TO ENHANCE THEIR PIGMENTING OR FILLING PROPERTIES (preparation of inorganic compounds or non-metallic elements C01; treatment of materials specially adapted to enhance their filling properties in mortars, concrete or artificial stone C04B 14/00, C04B 18/00, C04B 20/00); PREPARATION OF CARBON BLACK [4]


Use of alkoxylated polyamines to control rheology of unit dose detergent compositions
Patent No. 11118141 

Inventor(s): David S Stott, II (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Henkel IP Holding GmbH (Duesseldorf, , DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231298 on 12/21/2018 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for maintaining a consistent, low viscosity profile of a unit dose detergent composition for enhanced hydration and dissolution upon hydration including the steps of: (1) providing a detergent composition including: 0.4 to 9.6 wt. % of an alkoxylated polyamine including an alkoxylated polyamine, an alkyl-ether sulfate, a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate, and a fatty alcohol ethoxylate, wherein the alkyl-ether sulfate, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate, and fatty alcohol ethoxylate are collectively present in an amount of 30 to 70 wt. %, by weight of the detergent composition; and (2) encapsulating the detergent composition in a pouch made of a water soluble film.

[C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Downhole location indication system
Patent No. 11118412 

Inventor(s): Eddie Eddieberto Perez (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16335588 on 12/28/2016 (1721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole indicating device includes a collet body and a slidable collet comprising a protrusion and surrounding and slidable along a length of the collet body between a low snap position and a high snap position. In the low snap position, the protrusion is depressible under a low snap force, and in the high snap position, the protrusion is depressible under a high snap force with the low snap force being less than the high snap force.

[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]


Remote control flow path system for gravel packing
Patent No. 11118424 

Inventor(s): Gary John Geoffroy (Plano, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16326321 on 03/23/2018 (1271 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for a remote control flow path system in a wellbore. In one embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of transceivers spaced in the wellbore; a telemetry module operable to wirelessly receive control signals from a surface location by way of the plurality of transceivers and to wireless transmit signals to the surface location by way of the plurality of transceivers; a control module comprising a controller, a pump, and a reservoir of hydraulic fluid; a plurality of valves; and a plurality of control lines for the hydraulic fluid, wherein the plurality of control lines are disposed between the pump and the plurality of valves; wherein the control module is operable to hydraulically actuate one or more of the valves to open or closed positions in response to the control signals from the surface location to create one or more flow paths in the wellbore.

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


Well apparatus with remotely activated flow control device
Patent No. 11118432 

Inventor(s): Gary John Geoffroy (Plano, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15776383 on 06/19/2017 (1548 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for controlling fluid flow into a well includes an outer tubular member and an inner tubular member. The outer tubular member includes a screen configured to enable fluid flow therethrough between an exterior and an interior of the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member is configured to be positionable within the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member is a remotely activated flow control device configured to control fluid flow between an exterior and an interior of the inner tubular member.

[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]


High angle and fractal printed screen
Patent No. 11118433 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15751280 on 09/19/2016 (1821 days app to issue)

Abstract: A screen assembly for a production tool, the screen assembly including a tubular member defining an interior passageway; and a plurality of flow paths defined by the tubular member, the plurality of flow paths forming a screen portion that permits fluid flow through the screen portion and into the interior passageway; wherein the plurality of flow paths form a fractal flow network.

[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]


Expandable hanger with anchor feature
Patent No. 11118434 

Inventor(s): Emile Edmund Sevadjian (Carrollton, TX), Gary Lynn Hazelip (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505030 on 07/08/2019 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to equipment utilized and operations performed in conjunction with a subterranean well and, more particularly, to an improved liner hanger system. A downhole expandable liner hanger positionable in a subterranean wellbore may comprise an expansion element. The expansion element may comprise a tubular body. The expansion element may comprise one or more annular seals bonded to the tubular body. The expansion element may comprise a first spike extending from the tubular body. The expansion element may comprise a second spike extending from the tubular body. The downhole expandable liner hanger may further comprise a first slip ring, wherein the first slip ring is disposed around the tubular body of the expansion element between the first spike and the second spike, wherein the first slip ring is configured to expand radially as the expansion element expands.

[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]


Compliant screen shroud to limit expansion
Patent No. 11118435 

Inventor(s): David Grant (Frisco, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16779293 on 01/31/2020 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compliant wellbores screens may be arranged to radially expand in a wellbore. The screens include an outer shroud layer including a perforation pattern thereon arranged for limiting the degree to which the screens are expand. The perforation patterns may permit the screens to be expanded to a predetermined limit by imparting a stable or relatively low expansion force. Once the predetermined limit is reached, the outer shrouds may require a sharp increase in the expansion force for further expansion. The sharp increase will prevent over-expansion of the screens, particularly where precise control over an expansion force imparted to expand the screens proves difficult. The perforation pattern may include arc-shaped perforations formed in sheet metal, spaces between braided metal strands, or many other arrangements.

[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]


Selectively skipping transceivers to enhance communication quality and speed
Patent No. 11118445 

Inventor(s): Dalmo Massaru Wakabayashi (Frisco, TX), Gregory Thomas Werkheiser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Fink (Frisco, TX), Zeke Shashoua (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15573720 on 07/13/2015 (2255 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for improving communication between surface and downhole equipment, in some embodiments, comprises: a first transceiver in a formation; a second transceiver in the formation; and a third transceiver in the formation, the second transceiver positioned between the first and third transceivers, wherein, upon determining that a communication quality metric pertaining to wireless communication in the formation fails to meet a criterion, the first transceiver transmits data to the second transceiver, wherein, upon determining that said communication quality metric meets the criterion, the first transceiver transmits said data to the third transceiver in lieu of transmitting said data to the second transceiver.

[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

 

Outside air handling unit
Patent No. 11118799 

Inventor(s): Rick Van Buren (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Johnson Controls Technology Company (Auburn Hills, MI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14771341 on 03/04/2014 (2751 days app to issue)

Abstract: An outside air handling unit and method for delivering conditioned air to individual heating/cooling zones of a building regardless of whether heating/cooling in needed. The outside air handling unit includes a liquid supply line which is connected to and draws liquid from a chilled supply line of the building.

[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)


Cooler with barrier
Patent No. 11118828 

Inventor(s): Clayton Spoor (Sunnyvale, TX), Ryan Robertson (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16254392 on 01/22/2019 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for a cooler with a barrier. The cooler has an internal void and a barrier located within said void. The barrier has at least one covered opening. The barrier acts as a physical barrier which prevents air from exiting the cooler. A user can retrieve contents through the covered opening. In this manner, the temperature within the cooler is maintained.

[F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes)


Leveling rail device
Patent No. 11118868 

Inventor(s): Gabriel Snyder (Sachse, TX), Garret Hellinger (Sachse, TX), Matthew Banes (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Sellmark Corporation (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424692 on 05/29/2019 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a leveling rail apparatus configured for directly mounting a rifle onto a tripod, a pan-tilt head mount, or other support structure, as disclosed herein. The apparatus may comprise, by way of example, a rail mount for securing the firearm; a leveling structure coupled to the rail mount and having at least one arcuate surface, the leveling structure operable to swivel about the arcuate surface; and a securing means coupled to the leveling structure, the securing means for securing the leveling structure to the rail mount.

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


Color coded polymer ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 11118875 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15721856 on 09/30/2017 (1445 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a color coded polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising: a polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a first polymer composition, connected to a polymeric middle body comprising a second polymer composition, wherein the first polymer composition, the second polymer composition or both comprise one or more pigments to provide an indicia.

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


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 11118876 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886223 on 02/01/2018 (1321 days app to issue)

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

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


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge nose
Patent No. 11118877 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton IP, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16992389 on 08/13/2020 (397 days app to issue)

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

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


Method of making a polymeric subsonic ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 11118882 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton IP, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16519619 on 07/23/2019 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making a subsonic ammunition cartridge having a polymeric casing body having a generally cylindrical hollow polymer body having a body base at a first end thereof and a mouth at a second end to define a propellant chamber; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber, wherein the propellant chamber has an internal volume that is at least 10% less than the open internal volume of a standard casing of equivalent caliber; and a primer insert positioned in the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Systems and methods of calibrating vehicle sensors using augmented reality
Patent No. 11118948 

Inventor(s): Amit Chaudhary (Frisco, TX), Christopher M. Ansert (Celina, TX), Philip W. Ryan (Frisco, TX), Srdjan Stekovic (McKinney, TX), Tyler Jacob Mironas (Dallas, TX), Yeshwant K. Muthusamy (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16549416 on 08/23/2019 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for displaying a placement array of calibration locations, including capturing image data of a target object located in a workspace using an optical sensor communicatively coupled to a processor. Classification data is received from a database, based on the image data of on the target object within the view of the optical sensor. An origin point of the placement array of calibration locations based on the image data is determined. A plurality of calibration positions for the workspace in relation to the origin point is retrieved from the database, where the calibration locations are based on the classification data from the image data. The placement array of calibration locations is displayed on a display communicatively coupled to the processor in an augmented reality depiction of the workspace, where the placement array of calibration locations is oriented in the workspace based on the origin 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


Method and apparatus for measuring permeability in the direction of pressure gradient
Patent No. 11119024 

Inventor(s): Jacob Andrew McGregor (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16582276 on 09/25/2019 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments of a method and apparatus for measuring permeability of a rock core sample in the direction of pressure gradient. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a rock core sample having an inlet primary face, an outlet primary face and one or more sidewalls having a thickness (T) adjoining the inlet and outlet primary face, wherein the inlet primary face has a surface area (SA[subscript]IF[/subscript]) and the one or more sidewalls have a surface area (SA[subscript]SW[/subscript]), and further wherein a ratio of the inlet primary face surface area (SA[subscript]IF[/subscript]) to sidewall surface area (SA[subscript]SW[/subscript]) is at least 0.4; placing the rock core sample, unbounded, between an inlet flow plate and an outlet flow plate; directing a fluid through from the inlet flow plate into the rock core sample; and measuring a flow rate of the fluid exiting the outlet flow plate.

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


Millimeter wave molecular sensor
Patent No. 11119038 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Argyrios Dellis (Allen, TX), Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX), Juan Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16845962 on 04/10/2020 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: A millimeter wave molecular sensor system is provided. The system includes a physics cell configured to contain a sample, a directional coupler configured to receive input millimeter waves, partition the input millimeter waves into a pump signal and a probe signal for transfer to the physics cell, a receiver configured to receive millimeter waves exiting the physics cell, a Faraday rotator coupled between a pump transmitter and the physics cell, and a coupling iris coupled between the Faraday rotator and the physics cell, configured to pass millimeter waves having a first polarization into the physics cell. The Faraday rotator includes a Faraday material, and an electronic device configured to apply a magnetic field to the Faraday material parallel to a propagation direction of the millimeter waves such that when the electronic device is activated, the Faraday material rotates a polarization of the millimeter waves passing through the Faraday rotator.

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


Debug command execution using existing datapath circuitry
Patent No. 11119149 

Inventor(s): Matthew B. Smittle (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Western Digital Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264039 on 01/31/2019 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to using non-debug path circuitry to perform debug commands. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a processor core that includes path circuitry configured to access data for instructions executed by the processor core and storage elements which the path circuitry is configured to access via one or more ports. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes debug circuitry configured to receive external debug inputs and send abstract commands to the processor core based on the external debug inputs. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes control circuitry in the processor core configured to, in response to an abstract command to access one or more of the storage elements: generate signaling to access the one or more storage elements using the path circuitry, access read data from the one or more storage elements based on the signaling, and transmit the accessed read data to the debug circuitry.

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


Functional circuitry, decompressor circuitry, scan circuitry, masking circuitry, qualification circuitry
Patent No. 11119152 

Inventor(s): Arvind Jain (Karnataka, , IN), Prakash Narayanan (Karnataka, , IN), Rubin A. Parekhji (Karnataka, , IN), Sundarrajan Subramanian (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780119 on 02/03/2020 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electronic scan circuitry includes a decompressor ([b]510[/b]), a plurality of scan chains ([b]520.[/b][i]i[/i]) fed by the decompressor ([b]510[/b]), a scan circuit ([b]502, 504[/b]) coupled to the plurality of scan chains ([b]520.[/b][i]i[/i]) to scan them in and out, a masking circuit ([b]590[/b]) fed by the scan chains ([b]520.[/b][i]i[/i]), and a scannable masking qualification circuit ([b]550, 560, 580[/b]) coupled to the masking circuit ([b]590[/b]), the masking qualification circuit ([b]550, 560, 580[/b]) scannable by scan-in of bits by the decompressor ([b]510[/b]) along with scan-in of the scan chains ([b]520.[/b][i]i[/i]), and the scannable masking qualification circuit ([b]550, 560, 580[/b]) operable to hold such scanned-in bits upon scan-out of the scan chains through the masking circuit ([b]590[/b]). Other scan circuitry, processes, circuits, devices and systems are also disclosed.

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


Radar processing chain for frequency-modulated continuous wave radar systems
Patent No. 11119186 

Inventor(s): June Chul Roh (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16212046 on 12/06/2018 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a radar processing chain for frequency-modulated continuous wave radar systems. A transmitter transmits a plurality of chirps, each comprising an electromagnetic radiation signal, at a region of interest. A receiver front-end receives reflected electromagnetic radiation for each chirp and generates a time series of beat-signal samples for each chirp at each antenna of a plurality of antennas. A signal processor detects objects within the region of interest by providing a frequency domain representation of each time series of beat-signal samples as sample values for a set of range bins representing respective distances from the receiver, correcting the sample values for each of the set of range bins to provide a set of clutter corrected samples for each range bin, and determining an angular spectrum for each of a subset of the set of range bins from the clutter corrected samples.

[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


Micro resolution imaging range sensor system
Patent No. 11119193 

Inventor(s): Fengqiang Li (Evanston, IL), Florian Willomitzer (Evanston, IL), Oliver Strider Cossairt (Evanston, IL), Prasanna V. Rangarajan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Bell Manning LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16367532 on 03/28/2019 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system configured to generate images includes one or more narrowband electromagnetic sources configured to emit a first radiation and a second radiation. The system also includes a detector configured to detect first reflected radiation off of an object and second reflected radiation off of the object, where the first reflected radiation results from the first radiation and the second reflected radiation results from the second radiation. The system further includes a processor operatively coupled to the detector and configured to generate an image of the object based at least in part on a first amplitude of the first reflected radiation and a second amplitude of the second reflected radiation. The processor is also configured to determine a depth profile of the object based at least in part on the first reflected radiation and the second reflected radiation detected by the detector.

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


Integrated connector cable
Patent No. 11119284 

Inventor(s): David Zhi Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Go!Foton Holdings, Inc. (Somerset, NJ)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16551030 on 08/26/2019 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical cable includes an optical component assembly, inner and outer optical fibers, a componentry cover, and a connector. The optical component assembly includes an optical unit. The inner and the outer optical fibers are on opposing sides of the optical unit such that the optical unit receives a first optical signal from the inner optical fiber and the outer optical fiber receives a second optical signal from the optical unit or such that the optical unit receives the second optical signal from the outer optical fiber and the inner optical fiber receives the first optical signal from the optical unit. The componentry cover encapsulates an entirety of the optical unit and portions of the inner and the outer optical fibers. The connector includes a portion of first outer optical fiber that is exposed to route the second optical signal.

[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 distribution hub
Patent No. 11119288 

Inventor(s): Matthew D. Ferris (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16129298 on 09/12/2018 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications distribution hub having a cabinet that defines a primary compartment. The cabinet also includes one or more main doors for accessing the primary compartment. Telecommunications equipment is mounted within the primary compartment. The distribution hub further includes a secondary compartment that can be accessed from an exterior of the cabinet without accessing the primary compartment. A grounding interface is accessible from within the secondary compartment.

[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]


Non-moving optical beam steering using non-pixelated liquid crystal optical phased arrays
Patent No. 11119381 

Inventor(s): Sajjad A. Khan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850445 on 12/21/2017 (1363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for directing light beams includes generating a light beam along a light path. A voltage differential is created by generating a voltage in a first and second linear electrode contacts arranged such that the first and second linear electrical contacts alternate with each other. The light path is altered by passing the light beam through a liquid crystal device coupled to the first and second linear electrical contacts.

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


Pellicle for flat panel display photomask
Patent No. 11119403 

Inventor(s): Bryan S. Kasprowicz (Dallas, TX), Christopher Progler (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Place Exchange, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16568365 on 09/12/2019 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pellicle assembly for large-size photomasks including a frame member configured to be affixed to a large-size photomask substrate, a substantially rigid and transparent pellicle membrane affixed to the frame member so as to protect at least a portion of the large-size photomask substrate from contamination during usage, storage and/or transport, and a coating on at least one of top and bottom surfaces of the pellicle membrane that binds the pellicle membrane to prevent separation of pellicle membrane material in the event of breakage.

[G03F] PHOTOMECHANICAL PRODUCTION OF TEXTURED OR PATTERNED SURFACES, e.g. FOR PRINTING, FOR PROCESSING OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; MATERIALS THEREFOR; ORIGINALS THEREFOR; APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED THEREFOR (phototypographic composing devices B41B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; electrography, sensitive layers or processes G03G)


Autonomous vehicle haven seeking system and method
Patent No. 11119489 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15648280 on 07/12/2017 (1525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system configured to cause a vehicle to autonomously maneuver to a safe haven during a triggering event includes a communication component configured to receive parameters corresponding with conditions of the triggering event and, based on the parameters and on characteristics of the safe haven, instruct the vehicle to maneuver to the safe haven.

[G05D] SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (for continuous casting of metals B22D 11/16; valves per se F16K; sensing non-electric variables, see the relevant subclasses of G01; for regulating electric or magnetic variables G05F)


Power consumption sensing for power over ethernet (PoE) power sourcing equipment (PSE) system
Patent No. 11119551 

Inventor(s): Chandrashekar Ishwaramangala Ganesh Rao (Bengaluru, , IN), Matthew Thomas Murdock (Hollis, NH), Pu Xu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233433 on 12/27/2018 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a power sourcing equipment (PSE) unit. The PSE unit includes a plurality of network ports. The PSE unit also includes a PSE board coupled to the plurality of network ports and configured to provide power to a plurality of powered devices (PDs) external to the PSE unit via respective network ports. The PSE unit also includes a sensing circuit configured to determine a power consumption parameter for the PSE board. The PSE unit also includes a controller configured to change a power state for at least one of the plurality of network ports based at least in part on the power consumption parameter.

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


Host hardware reset based on adapter removal pattern
Patent No. 11119557 

Inventor(s): Mustapha El Markhi (Richardson, TX), Norelis Medina (Richardson, TX), Rohit Bhan (Plano, TX), Thomas Vermeer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16260693 on 01/29/2019 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an adapter port and a control circuit coupled to the adapter port. The system also includes host hardware coupled to the control circuit. The control circuit is configured to reset the host hardware in response to detecting an adapter removal pattern at the adapter port.

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


Conditional branching control for a multi-threaded, self-scheduling reconfigurable computing fabric
Patent No. 11119768 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371060 on 03/31/2019 (898 days app to issue)

Abstract: Representative apparatus, method, and system embodiments are disclosed for configurable computing. A representative system includes an interconnection network; a processor; and a plurality of configurable circuit clusters. Each configurable circuit cluster includes a plurality of configurable circuits arranged in an array; a synchronous network coupled to each configurable circuit of the array; and an asynchronous packet network coupled to each configurable circuit of the array. A representative configurable circuit includes a configurable computation circuit and a configuration memory having a first, instruction memory storing a plurality of data path configuration instructions to configure a data path of the configurable computation circuit; and a second, instruction and instruction index memory storing a plurality of spoke instructions and data path configuration instruction indices for selection of a master synchronous input, a current data path configuration instruction, and a next data path configuration instruction for a next configurable computation circuit.

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


Enhanced protection of processors from a buffer overflow attack
Patent No. 11119769 

Inventor(s): Forrest L. Pierson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: NK Patent Law (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792432 on 02/17/2020 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for changing a processor instruction randomly, covertly, and uniquely, so that the reverse process can restore it faithfully to its original form, making it virtually impossible for a malicious user to know how the bits are changed, preventing them from using a buffer overflow attack to write code with the same processor instruction changes into said processor”s memory with the goal of taking control of the processor. When the changes are reversed prior to the instruction being executed, reverting the instruction back to its original value, malicious code placed in memory will be randomly altered so that when it is executed by the processor it produces chaotic, random behavior that will not allow control of the processor to be compromised, eventually producing a processing error that will cause the processor to either shut down the software process where the code exists to reload, or reset.

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


Methods, apparatus, and systems to replace values in a device
Patent No. 11119775 

Inventor(s): Ambalametil Narayanan Naveen (Kasturinagar, , IN), Jasbir Singh (Kaggadaspura, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16727598 on 12/26/2019 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems to replace values in a device are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a processor and a replacement generator coupled to the processor and configured to detect an access, by the processor, of a first instruction at a first address in a first memory, in response to the detected access, compare the first address to a set of trigger instruction address records in a second memory, wherein the set of trigger instruction address records includes a first trigger instruction address record that is associated with a first replacement address record and a first replacement value record, and based on the first address corresponding to the first trigger instruction address record, replace a first value at a second address in a third memory specified by the first replacement address record with a second value specified by the first replacement value record.

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


Cache management operations using streaming engine
Patent No. 11119776 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), Daniel Wu (Plano, TX), David M. Thompson (Dallas, TX), Jonathan (Son) Hung Tran (Murphy, TX), Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy David Ander
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16825348 on 03/20/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stream of data is accessed from a memory system using a stream of addresses generated in a first mode of operating a streaming engine in response to executing a first stream instruction. A block cache management operation is performed on a cache in the memory using a block of addresses generated in a second mode of operating the streaming engine in response to executing a second stream instruction.

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


Dual data streams sharing dual level two cache access ports to maximize bandwidth utilization
Patent No. 11119779 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Timothy Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16825383 on 03/20/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies fixed first and second read only data streams. Corresponding stream address generator produces address of data elements of the two streams. Corresponding steam head registers stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. The two streams share two memory ports. A toggling preference of stream to port ensures fair allocation. The arbiters permit one stream to borrow the other”s interface when the other interface is idle. Thus one stream may issue two memory requests, one from each memory port, if the other stream is idle. This spreads the bandwidth demand for each stream across both interfaces, ensuring neither interface becomes a bottleneck.

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


Thread commencement using a work descriptor packet in a self-scheduling processor
Patent No. 11119782 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399615 on 04/30/2019 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: Representative apparatus, method, and system embodiments are disclosed for a self-scheduling processor which also provides additional functionality. Representative embodiments include a self-scheduling processor, comprising: a processor core adapted to execute a received instruction; and a core control circuit adapted to automatically schedule an instruction for execution by the processor core in response to a received work descriptor data packet. In another embodiment, the core control circuit is also adapted to schedule a fiber create instruction for execution by the processor core, to reserve a predetermined amount of memory space in a thread control memory to store return arguments, and to generate one or more work descriptor data packets to another processor or hybrid threading fabric circuit for execution of a corresponding plurality of execution threads. Event processing, data path management, system calls, memory requests, and other new instructions are also disclosed.

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


Linkage of fired jobs with interrelated actions
Patent No. 11119822 

Inventor(s): Mohammad Nejad (Dallas, TX), Nadeem Panjwani (Dallas, TX), Rudolph D. Hoffman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16702142 on 12/03/2019 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods may include a method for enabling customized jobs deployment in Autosys TM, reviewing of deployment results of said jobs in Autosys TM, and querying said deployment results. The method may include providing a verification of the deployment in a staging area. The staging area may be configured for arranging and deploying a plurality of job scripts in Autosys TM. Each job script may be interrelated with one or more other job scripts. The method may include visually indicating, in a status line, whether the job script has been deployed in Autosys TM or is set to be deployed to Autosys TM. The method may include further visually indicating in what way the job script is interrelated with one or more other job scripts. The method may include importing selected contents of a log folder from Autosys TM.

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


Tracking events of interest
Patent No. 11119840 

Inventor(s): Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ARM LIMITED (Cambridge, , GB)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409314 on 05/10/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for tracking events of interest can include at least one volatile counter; a nonvolatile storage coupled to the at least one volatile counter, the nonvolatile storage storing a bit for each top volatile count number of events identified by the at least one volatile counter; a backup power source coupled to the at least one volatile counter; and readout circuitry and control logic coupled to the one or more of the at least one volatile counter and to the nonvolatile storage, the readout circuitry and control logic being configured to control operations of the at least one volatile counter during an error event and determine a total number of events.

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


Method and system for in-line ECC protection
Patent No. 11119909 

Inventor(s): Denis Roland Beaudoin (Rowlett, TX), Ritesh Dhirajlal Sojitra (Murphy, TX), Samuel Paul Visalli (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590515 on 10/02/2019 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system having an interconnect configured to receive commands from a system to read data from and/or write data to a memory device. The memory system also has a bridge configured to receive the commands from the interconnect, to manage ECC data and to perform address translation between system addresses and physical memory device addresses by calculating a first ECC memory address for a first ECC data block that is after and adjacent to a first data block having a first data address, calculating a second ECC memory address that is after and adjacent to the first ECC block, and calculating a second data address that is after and adjacent to the second ECC block. The bridge may also check and calculate ECC data for a complete burst of data, and/or cache ECC data for a complete burst of data that includes read and/or write data.

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


Dynamic memory mapping for neural networks
Patent No. 11119915 

Inventor(s): Chenchi Luo (Plano, TX), David Liu (Plano, TX), Michael Polley (Garland, TX), Seok-Jun Lee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15892195 on 02/08/2018 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to map a plurality of feature maps of a neural network onto a memory hierarchy includes mapping a first feature map of the plurality of feature maps to a memory in a memory hierarchy having available memory space and providing quickest access to the first feature map. The method also includes, when the first feature map expires, removing the first feature map from the memory used to store the first feature map.

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


Methods and apparatus to facilitate atomic compare and swap in cache for a coherent level 1 data cache system
Patent No. 11119935 

Inventor(s): Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX), Pete Michael Hippleheuser (Murphy, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882272 on 05/22/2020 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to facilitate atomic compare and swap in cache for a coherent level 1 data cache system are disclosed. An example system includes a cache storage; a cache controller coupled to the cache storage wherein the cache controller is operable to: receive a memory operation that specifies a key, a memory address, and a first set of data; retrieve a second set of data corresponding to the memory address; compare the second set of data to the key; based on the second set of data corresponding to the key, cause the first set of data to be stored at the memory address; and based on the second set of data not corresponding to the key, complete the memory operation without causing the first set of data to be stored at the memory address.

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


I2C standard compliant bidirectional buffer
Patent No. 11119971 

Inventor(s): Anant Shankar Kamath (Bangalore, , IN), Tarunvir Singh (Punjab, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17071902 on 10/15/2020 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a serial buffer device comprising first and second serial input/output (I/O) ports, first and second comparators, and a multiplexer having a first input coupled to the output of the first comparator and a second input coupled to the output of the second comparator. There is also a transistor, a third comparator having first and second inputs and an output, wherein the first input is coupled to the second serial I/O port, the second input is coupled to a third reference voltage source, and the output is coupled to the control terminal of the multiplexer. Additionally, the embodiment includes an impedance controlled driver circuit having an input and an output, wherein the input is coupled to the output of the third comparator and the output is coupled to the first serial I/O port.

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


Multi-threaded, self-scheduling processor
Patent No. 11119972 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399588 on 04/30/2019 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: Representative apparatus, method, and system embodiments are disclosed for a self-scheduling processor which also provides additional functionality. Representative embodiments include a self-scheduling processor, comprising: a processor core adapted to execute a received instruction; and a core control circuit adapted to automatically schedule an instruction for execution by the processor core in response to a received work descriptor data packet. In another embodiment, the core control circuit is also adapted to schedule a fiber create instruction for execution by the processor core, to reserve a predetermined amount of memory space in a thread control memory to store return arguments, and to generate one or more work descriptor data packets to another processor or hybrid threading fabric circuit for execution of a corresponding plurality of execution threads. Event processing, data path management, system calls, memory requests, and other new instructions are also disclosed.

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


Automated generation of a query statement based on user selections received through a user interface
Patent No. 11120016 

Inventor(s): Christopher Gold (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850459 on 12/21/2017 (1363 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provide a system for automatically building a query statement for a database. The system includes an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to provide a user interface displayed by a display device and including a plurality of tabs. The electronic processor is also configured to provide a first list of a plurality of data fields included in the database. The electronic processor is configured to receive, via the user interface, a first selection of one of the plurality of data fields from the first list and a second selection of a criterion for one of the plurality of data fields from the first list. The electronic processor is configured to automatically build the query statement for the database. The electronic processor is further configured to execute the query statement on the database and output results of executing the query statement.

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


System and method for audiovisual response to retail diagnostic product
Patent No. 11120235 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16855555 on 04/22/2020 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are provided for presenting self-diagnostic test instructions in the form of audiovisual messages. The system and method include collecting by a user of a testing device a biologic sample for use with a testing device, assigning correlative values as test results, and receiving the test results at a server disposed on a network. Some aspects of the system and method present test instructions to the user in the form of audiovisual messages. The audiovisual messages are provided to the user as a response to an interaction with a retail diagnostic product. In some aspects, the complete audiovisual message is presented before the user may complete a self-diagnostic test.

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


System and method for increasing asset utilization using satellite aided location tracking
Patent No. 11120393 

Inventor(s): John McKethan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): SkyBitz, Inc. (Herndon, VA)
Law Firm: Toering Patents PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16840082 on 04/03/2020 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for increasing asset utilization using satellite aided location tracking. Smart sensor technology incorporated into mobile tracking hardware affixed to an asset can be used to support decision processes related to management of multiple assets. Automated decision processes based on customized business rules can operate on asset positions at various defined landmark locations and customized geographical areas.

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


System, method and apparatus for managing pharmacy inventories
Patent No. 11120396 

Inventor(s): Charles D. White (Bedford, TX), Daniel Z Parrish (Plano, TX), Mark B. Wilgus (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): SUPPLYLOGIX, LLC (Westlake, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845925 on 12/18/2017 (1366 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, apparatus and method manages a product inventory of two or more vendors. A demand for each product at each vendor is determined based on a product utilization data stored in one or more databases. One or more product transfers are generated based on the demand for each product at each vendor and a product inventory data stored in the one or more databases. The one or more product transfers are bundled together by vendor-to-vendor pairings. Each transfer bundle is provided to the vendors identified in the transfer bundles. An approval, a modification or a denial is received for each transfer bundle from the vendors identified in the transfer bundles. One or more transfer orders are created for the transfer bundles that are approved and modified.

[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]


Mobile payment station system and method
Patent No. 11120421 

Inventor(s): Marwan Monir Afana (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): MOBILE EQUITY CORP. (Solana Beach, CA)
Law Firm: Fenwick West LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16711408 on 12/11/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device is used to initiate and execute a transaction between a customer and a merchant. A mobile device is used to initiate a point of sale transaction, wherein a merchant ID is sent to a payment processing server. Responsive to receiving a communication from the mobile device, the payment processing server requests transaction information from the merchant, wherein the merchant is identified based on the provided merchant ID. The merchant can provide transaction information such as the total sale amount to the payment processing server. The payment processing server can authenticate the customer and initiate a purchase transaction with the appropriate financial institutions associated with the customer and the merchant. The payment processing server can send a confirmation of the executed transaction to the merchant and the mobile device.

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


Security tool for information exchange
Patent No. 11120432 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16588006 on 09/30/2019 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a database, a memory, and a processor. The database stores an account that includes a first, second, and third subaccount. The memory stores a profile specifying a level of anonymization and a level of account access. The processor receives a request for a transaction. The request is associated with the profile. In response, the processor determines a set of subaccounts for the transaction including the first subaccount and the second subaccount. Determining the set of subaccounts for the first transaction includes determining that the profile permits access to the first, second, and third subaccounts, and that the transaction costs associated with the transaction are minimized by using the first and second subaccounts to perform the transaction. The processor additionally generates a virtual account from the set of subaccounts, anonymizes, based on the level of anonymization, the virtual account, and performs the transaction using the anonymized virtual account.

[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]


Secondary tiered platform for auxiliary resource application
Patent No. 11120463 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505863 on 07/09/2019 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for a universal auxiliary resources platform allowing access to, distribution of, and exchange of all user auxiliary resources. Converting or scaling the auxiliary resources across the platform occurs for similar value presentation. Thus allowing for transmission of auxiliary resources in real time to satisfy at least a portion of a standard resource transaction. Furthermore, the platform allows for the exchange of auxiliary resources across users based on user set term adjustment.

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


System and method for automated network trading platform
Patent No. 11120488 

Inventor(s): Alex G. Donkervoet (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Renegade Logic, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15875951 on 01/19/2018 (1334 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for trading items comprising a server and user machines connected by a network. The system receives item information and locates available items. The system receives trade relationships and generates trade circles. The system identifies an optimum trade circle solution and causes the exchange of items identified in the optimum trade circle solution.

[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]


Methods and systems for obtaining image data of a vehicle for automatic damage assessment
Patent No. 11120574 

Inventor(s): He Yang (The Colony, TX), Marigona Bokshi-Drotar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009899 on 06/15/2018 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for facilitating a user of a mobile device obtaining image data of damage to a vehicle for damage assessment includes capturing image data of a vehicle with the mobile device. The mobile device may include an orientation model for capturing the image data. The captured image data is analyzed, and a determination is made of the orientations of the images of the captured image data. In addition, a determination is made as to whether the captured image data can be used for the damage assessment. The captured image data may then be transmitted to a damage estimator computing device for estimating an amount of damage to the vehicle.

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


System and method for displaying LED logos
Patent No. 11120712 

Inventor(s): Paul T. Mitchell, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwa (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16821636 on 03/17/2020 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for displaying LED logos and signs is disclosed. The method specifically allows for the display of LEDs from the exterior of a vehicle, utilizing different means of connection that are not contemplated in the art. The connection of the system to a vehicle can be facilitated via a trailer hitch receiver of a vehicle, a trailer outlet, a license plate receiving area, or other acceptable areas. The system can also allow for the interchangeability of LED displays for different events, such as sporting events, concerts, or in roadside emergency situations. The portability of the LED display can provide different use casesvehicle mounting, over vehicle signaling, wall mounting, among othersthat allow for an illuminated logo to be displayed by a user.

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


Capacitive processing unit
Patent No. 11120864 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16707838 on 12/09/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structure of a memory device is described. The structure can include an array of memory cells. A memory cell can include at least one metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) element, where a source terminal of the at least one MOS element is connected to a drain terminal of the MOS element. The source terminal being connected to the drain terminal can cause the at least one MOS element to exhibit capacitive behavior for storing electrical energy. A first transistor can be connected to the at least one MOS element, where an activation of the first transistor can facilitate a write operation to the memory cell. A second transistor can be connected to the at least one MOS element, where an activation of the second transistor can facilitate a read operation from the memory cell.

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


System and method for providing a person with live training data of an athlete as the athlete is performing a cycling workout
Patent No. 11120902 

Inventor(s): Todd Martin (Lexington, OH)
Assignee(s): FINISH TIME HOLDINGS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17324589 on 05/19/2021 (118 days app to issue)

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


Systems and methods for binding authorization to a proxy using a get/authorize URL through a native application
Patent No. 11122056 

Inventor(s): Gayathri Sundar (Irving, TX), Rajitha Dissanayake (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16545153 on 08/20/2019 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for binding a GET/AUTHORIZE URL to a proxy through a native application may include: (1) receiving, at a native application executed by an electronic device, an applink call or a universal link call from a third-party application executed by the electronic device, the redirect comprising at least one parameter; (2) providing a Get/Authorize call with the at least one parameter to an API gateway; (3) receiving a 302 redirect from the API gateway; (4) providing authentication information to an authorization platform; (5) receiving an authorization code from the authorization platform; and (6) redirecting the third-party application with the redirect URL and authorization code.

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


Preventing unauthorized access to information resources by deploying and utilizing multi-path data relay systems and sectional transmission techniques
Patent No. 11122081 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281252 on 02/21/2019 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to preventing unauthorized access to information resources by deploying and utilizing multi-path data relay systems and sectional transmission techniques. A computing platform may receive, from one or more data storage computer systems, source data associated with a source dataset. Subsequently, the computing platform may generate at least two data blocks based on the source data received from the one or more data storage computer systems, and the at least two data blocks may include one or more overlapping portions. Thereafter, the computing platform may apply one or more tags to the at least two data blocks, thereby producing at least two tagged data blocks. Then, the computing platform may select at least two paths for transmitting the at least two tagged data blocks. Subsequently, the computing platform may send, across the at least two selected paths, the at least two tagged data blocks.

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


Methods and apparatus to collect media metrics on computing devices
Patent No. 11122134 

Inventor(s): Sanjeev Kumar Viswambharan (Frisco, TX), Travis Berthelot (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16368217 on 03/28/2019 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed that collect media metrics on computing devices. An example apparatus includes a permission collector to determine a permission level of a meter, and in response to the determination, request a permission to access media data of an application programming interface (API), a session identifier to determine if a media session notification is available, a session analyzer to, in response to determining the media session notification is available, package media session data associated with the media session notification, and a data manager communicatively coupled to the apparatus to obtain foreground information and parse the packaged media session data and the obtained foreground information.

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


Method and apparatus for accessing stored data using a router for large events
Patent No. 11122137 

Inventor(s): Christopher Russell (The Colony, TX), Nolan Serrao (Plano, TX), Ryan Thomas Russell (The Colony, TX), Victor Kwak (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16942850 on 07/30/2020 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for determining and storing website data from one or more high traffic websites in a cache using a router during an event at an event location for access by mobile computing devices is disclosed. The method may include determining one or more high traffic websites from the plurality of websites accessed by the users through the mobile computing devices at the event location, storing the website data from the one or more high traffic websites in the cache, and directing the mobile computing devices at the event location to access the website data from the cache instead of from the one or more high traffic websites to reduce a load on one or more base stations of the cellular network configured to communicate with the one or more high traffic websites.

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


System and method for load balancing of network packets received from a MME with smart filtering
Patent No. 11122452 

Inventor(s): John Peter Curtin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems, Inc (Westford, MA)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16849470 on 04/15/2020 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for monitoring one or more Mobility Management Entities (MMEs) with a plurality of scalable network probe devices arranged in a cluster format. A ciphered packet is received from one or more MMEs at a packet switching device. The packet switching device in turn sends all the ciphered packets to each of the plurality of clustered probes. Each of the network probes then in turn deciphers the packets received from the MME and extracts metadata from the deciphered packet to identify subscriber session information contained in the received packet. Each of the network probes then selectively retains deciphered packet information relating to a subscriber session and/or other prescribed criteria designated for that particular network probe and discards the remaining deciphered packet or portions of the packet so as to balance the load amongst the plurality of probes based upon prescribed load balancing criteria. KPI and other session related data is generated in a network probe associated with a subscriber session from the retained deciphered packet information. Subscriber session related data from each clustered network probe is then aggregated with at least one monitoring device operably coupled to the clustered probes such that a user of the monitoring device is provided with the perception that the monitoring device is coupled to a single probe.

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


 

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Electrical test structure and method for monitoring deep trench impedance to substrate
Patent No. 11119137 

Inventor(s): Neil L Gardner (Lowry Crossing, TX), Thomas Edward Lillibridge (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16737575 on 01/08/2020 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device includes a deep trench test structure in semiconductor material of a substrate. The deep trench test structure has pad trench segments with a liner of electrically non-conductive material and a trench fill material on the liner, extending to tops of the pad trench segments. The pad trench segments extend across a probe pad region; at least 20 microns in every lateral direction. The trench fill material at the top of the pad trench segments occupies at least 25 percent of the probe pad region. The liner may electrically isolate the trench fill material from the semiconductor material, or the deep trench test structure may include a contact trench segment wherein the trench fill material contacts the semiconductor material. The deep trench test structure may be probed on the pad trench segments to measure an impedance between the trench fill material and the semiconductor material.

[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]


High current, low equivalent series resistance printed circuit board coil for power transfer application
Patent No. 11120937 

Inventor(s): Jorge Zabaco (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16570035 on 09/13/2019 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for a multilayer printed circuit board (PCB) coil, comprising: a first coil layer of a PCB; a plurality of vias coupled to and distributed to cover substantially the surface of the first coil layer within the PCB; and a second coil layer of the PCB and coupled to the vias to cover substantially the surface of the second coil layer, wherein the vias are positioned between the first coil layer and the second coil layer and enable substantially high current and low equivalent series resistance (ESR) for the multilayer PCB coil.

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


Semiconductor package with a wire bond mesh
Patent No. 11121049 

Inventor(s): Amit Sureshkumar Nangia (Murphy, TX), Siva Prakash Gurrum (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249756 on 01/16/2019 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a lead frame having a die attach pad and a plurality of leads. A die is attached to the die attach pad and the electrically connected to the plurality of leads. The die includes a plurality of bond pads along a periphery of the die and a bond pad strip surrounding a circuit in the die. A first plurality of bond wires is bonded between first opposite sides of the bond pad strip. The first plurality of bond wires is aligned in a first direction. A second plurality of bond wires is bonded between second opposite sides of the bond pad strip. The second plurality of bond wires is aligned in a second direction. Mold compound covers portions of the lead frame, the die, the bond pad strip, the first plurality of bond wires and the second plurality of bond wires.

[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]


Electronics assemblies and cooling structures having metalized exterior surface
Patent No. 11121060 

Inventor(s): Yuji Fukuoka (Northville, 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: 16799411 on 02/24/2020 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronics assembly includes a semiconductor device having a first device surface and at least one device conductive layer disposed directly thereon. A cooling structure coupled to the semiconductor device includes a manifold layer, a microchannel layer bonded to the manifold layer, at least one planar side cooling structure, and one or more cooling structure conductive layers. The manifold layer includes a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and defines a first cooling structure surface. The microchannel layer comprises at least one microchannel fluidly coupled to the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet and defines a second cooling structure surface opposite from the first cooling structure surface. The planar side cooling structure surface is transverse to the first and the second cooling structure surfaces. The cooling structure conductive layers are disposed directly on the first cooling structure surface, the second cooling structure surface, and the planar side cooling structure surface.

[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]


Cooling chip structures having a jet impingement system and assembly having the same
Patent No. 11121061 

Inventor(s): Naoya Take (Canton, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (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: 16196780 on 11/20/2018 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to an electronics assembly that includes a semiconductor device, a substrate layer, a first mesh layer and a second mesh layer. Jet channels that have a first inner diameter are disposed within the substrate layer. The first mesh layer includes a first plurality of pores that have a perimeter opening. The second mesh layer includes a second plurality of pores that have a second inner diameter. The jet channels, the first and the second plurality of pores are concentric to create a fluid path for a fluid to impinge a first device surface of the semiconductor device. The second inner diameter is smaller than the perimeter opening and the first inner diameter of the substrate layer such that a cooling fluid velocity increases when flowing from the substrate layer through the second mesh 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]


Semiconductor die with conversion coating
Patent No. 11121076 

Inventor(s): Christopher Daniel Manack (Flower Mound, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454847 on 06/27/2019 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: A die includes a semiconductor layer, an electrical contact on a first side of the semiconductor layer, a backside electrical contact layer on second side of the semiconductor layer. The die further includes a zinc layer over at least one of the electrical contact or the backside electrical contact layer of the die, and a conversion coating over the zinc layer. The conversion coating includes at least one of zirconium and vanadium. As part of an embedded die package including the die, at least a portion of the conversion coating may adjacent to an electrically insulating substrate of the embedded die package.

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


Ferroelectric tunnel junction memory device with integrated ovonic threshold switches
Patent No. 11121140 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Seung-Yeul Yang (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16737088 on 01/08/2020 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ferroelectric tunnel junction memory device includes a bit line, a word line and a memory cell located between the bit line and the word line. The memory cell includes a ferroelectric tunneling dielectric portion and an ovonic threshold switch material portion.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing direct contact drain-select-level semiconductor channel portions and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11121149 

Inventor(s): Akihisa Sai (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroyuki Tanaka (Yokkaichi, , JP), Sayako Nagamine (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16211387 on 12/06/2018 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and word-line-level spacer material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory opening fill structures including a respective memory film, a respective word-line-level semiconductor channel portion, a respective word-line-level dielectric core laterally, and a respective sacrificial dielectric material portion are formed through the alternating stack. Drain-select-level material layers are formed over the alternating stack and the memory opening fill structures. Drain-select-level openings are formed through the drain-select-level material layers and over the memory opening fill structures. The sacrificial dielectric material portions are removed selective to the word-line-level semiconductor channel portions underneath the drain-select-level openings. Drain-select-level semiconductor channel portions are formed directly on a respective one of the word-line-level semiconductor channel portions.

[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 devices containing structures for controlling gate-induced drain leakage current and method of making the same
Patent No. 11121153 

Inventor(s): Shinsuke Yada (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tomoyuki Obu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16800097 on 02/25/2020 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory openings are formed through the alternating stack. A layer stack including a charge storage layer, a tunneling dielectric layer, a semiconductor material layer, and a dielectric material layer is formed in the memory openings. The dielectric material layer may include a doped silicate glass layer. A doped silicate glass pillar can be formed at a bottom portion of each memory opening, and a bottom portion of the semiconductor material layer can be converted into a source region by outdiffusion of dopants from the doped silicate glass pillar. Alternatively, the semiconductor material layer can be heavily doped, and can be recessed to form a source region.

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


Integrated circuit resistor with passive breakdown protection circuit
Patent No. 11121206 

Inventor(s): Basant Bothra (Bengaluru, , IN), Lokesh Kumar Gupta (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16692349 on 11/22/2019 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical device includes an integrated circuit having device circuitry, a passive breakdown protection circuit, and a resistor coupled to or included with the device circuitry. The resistor includes: a polysilicon layer coupled between a first terminal and a second terminal; an epitaxial layer terminal; and a buried layer terminal. The passive breakdown protection circuit is coupled between the second terminal and the epitaxial layer terminal. The passive breakdown protection circuit is also coupled between the epitaxial layer terminal and the buried layer terminal.

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


Integrated trench capacitor with top plate having reduced voids
Patent No. 11121207 

Inventor(s): Abbas Ali (Plano, TX), Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Jarvis Benjamin Jacobs (Murphy, TX), Sopa Chevacharoenkul (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15348459 on 11/10/2016 (1769 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for forming trench capacitors includes forming a silicon nitride layer over a first region of a semiconductor surface doped a first type and over a second region doped a second type. A patterned photoresist layer is directly formed on the silicon nitride layer. An etch forms a plurality of deep trenches (DTs) within the first region. A liner oxide is formed that lines the DTs. The silicon nitride layer is etched forming an opening through the silicon nitride layer that is at least as large in area as the area of an opening in the semiconductor surface of the DT below the silicon nitride layer. The liner oxide is removed, a dielectric layer(s) on a surface of the DTs is formed, a top plate material layer is deposited to fill the DTs, and the top plate material layer is removed beyond the DT to form a top plate.

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


Integrated circuit with triple guard wall pocket isolation
Patent No. 11121210 

Inventor(s): Antonio Gallerano (San Jose, CA), Karim-Thomas Taghizadeh Kaschani (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16560062 on 09/04/2019 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a semiconductor surface doped a second dopant type with a buried layer (BL) doped a first dopant type. First, second and third well regions doped the second dopant type are on top of the BL. Second doped regions doped the first dopant type on top of and contacting the BL arraigned as a first well ring and second well ring are around the first and third well regions respectively. At least one high-injection component including the first well region is surrounded by the first well ring. At least one component including the third well region is surrounded by the second well ring. An npn or pnp guard wall pocket including a wall of the first and second well rings, and the second well region is between the high-injection component and the component.

[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 devices with graded dopant regions
Patent No. 11121222 

Inventor(s): G.R. Mohan Rao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GREENTHREAD, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947294 on 07/27/2020 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Most semiconductor devices manufactured today, have uniform dopant concentration, either in the lateral or vertical device active (and isolation) regions. By grading the dopant concentration, the performance in various semiconductor devices can be significantly improved. Performance improvements can be obtained in application specific areas like increase in frequency of operation for digital logic, various power MOSFET and IGBT ICs, improvement in refresh time for DRAMs, decrease in programming time for nonvolatile memory, better visual quality including pixel resolution and color sensitivity for imaging ICs, better sensitivity for varactors in tunable filters, higher drive capabilities for JFETs, and a host of other applications.

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


Transistor with field plate over tapered trench isolation
Patent No. 11121224 

Inventor(s): Elizabeth Costner Stewart (Dallas, TX), Ming-Yeh Chuang (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16270729 on 02/08/2019 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a field-plated transistor including a substrate having a semiconductor surface layer, at least one body region in the semiconductor surface layer, and at least a first trench isolation region adjacent to the body region having at least a first tapered sidewall that has an average angle along its full length of 15 to 70 degrees. A gate is over the body region. A field plate is over the first tapered trench isolation region. A source is on one side of the field plate and a drain is on an opposite side of the field plate. The IC also includes circuitry for realizing at least one circuit function having a plurality of transistors which are configured together with the field-plated transistor that utilize second trench isolation regions for isolation that have an average angle of 75 and 90 degrees.

[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]


IoT gateway/cellular base station assemblies
Patent No. 11121459 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Cook (Allen, TX), Mark George Spaulding (Wylie, TX), Walter Mark Hendrix (Richardson, TX), Willis Frank James (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16737458 on 01/08/2020 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly includes: a small cell antenna base station comprising a radio, an antenna, and a mounting structure; and an IoT gateway assembly mounted to the mounting structure, the IoT gateway assembly comprising: an IoT gateway module configured for aggregation and backhaul of data from IoT sensors; and an loT antenna connected with the IoT gateway module.

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


Operating room wireless power transfer
Patent No. 11121583 

Inventor(s): James K Alexanderson (Coppell, TX), Sean Victor Hastings (Flower Mound, TX), Wojciech Kazimierz Timoszyk (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Stryker Corporation (Kalamazoo, MI)
Law Firm: Morrison Foerster LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16254749 on 01/23/2019 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical room power system including at least one source of power wired to a power source for a surgical room, the at least one source of power being wired to the surgical room; at least one power receiver; and a surgical power consumer wired to the at least one power receiver, the surgical power consumer being configured to assist a surgeon during a surgical procedure on a patient. The at least one source of power wirelessly transfers power to the at least one power receiver for powering the surgical power consumer.

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


Configurable multi-output charge pump
Patent No. 11121624 

Inventor(s): Daran DeShazo (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16992954 on 08/13/2020 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: A configurable multi-output charge pump for power supply generation includes one or more flying capacitors (FCs) arranged to be switchably connected into a plurality of circuit configurations operative to provide respective output voltages at a common charging node. A configuration logic circuit is operative to generate one or more configuration setting control signals to effectuate a particular circuit configuration. One or more storage capacitors (SC) are independently and individually connectable to the common charging node depending on a selection control logic having a configurable duty cycle, wherein each SC is operative to supply a respective voltage output to drive a corresponding electrical load.

[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]


Switching frequency control apparatus and control method thereof
Patent No. 11121626 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Xiaoyu Xi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): M3 Technology Inc. (Taipei, , TW)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16578758 on 09/23/2019 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch frequency control apparatus comprises a timer configured to receive a ramp and a threshold voltage, and generate a control signal for setting gate drive signals of a power converter, a ramp generator configured to generate the ramp through charging a ramp capacitor using a current source having a current level equal to a bias voltage divided by a resistor, and a threshold generator configured to generate the threshold voltage proportional to the bias 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]


Advanced constant off-time control for four-switch buck-boost converter
Patent No. 11121632 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Xiaoyu Xi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): M3 Technology Inc. (Taipei, , TW)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16747781 on 01/21/2020 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A buck-boost converter comprises generating a first ramp using a first current source having a current level proportional to an input voltage of a buck-boost converter, and a second ramp using a second current source having a current level proportional to an output voltage of the buck-boost converter, generating a first threshold voltage proportional to a difference between the input voltage and the output voltage of the buck-boost converter, and a second threshold voltage proportional to the input voltage of the buck-boost converter, terminating a gate drive signal of a first low-side switch of the buck-boost converter based upon comparing the first threshold voltage and the first ramp, and terminating a gate drive signal of a second high-side switch of the buck-boost converter based upon comparing the second threshold voltage and the second ramp.

[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]


Closed loop resonance tracking using phase matching
Patent No. 11121662 

Inventor(s): David Hernandez (Fort Worth, TX), Supriyo Palit (Kolkata, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16856490 on 04/23/2020 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a method for closed loop phase tracking comprised of determining a first estimated resonant frequency, generating a motor drive signal at the first estimated resonant frequency and applying the motor drive signal to a motor, measuring current and voltage of the motor drive signal, and filtering the measurements of current and voltage of the motor drive signal. The phase difference between the filtered current and voltage waveforms is measured and a second estimated resonant frequency is calculated. The generated motor drive frequency is adjusted to equal the second estimated resonant frequency.

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


Remotely powered low power oscillator
Patent No. 11121675 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16726465 on 12/24/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A remotely powered low power oscillator. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method comprises an oscillator core, in a first environment, generating an oscillating signal; a power management system, in a second environment, supplying power to the oscillator core to operate the oscillator core; a sensing system, in the first environment, sensing one or more parameters of the oscillator core, and generating one or more signals representing said one or more parameters; transmitting the one or more signals from the sensing system to the second environment; and using the one or more signals in the second environment to control the power supplied to the oscillator core from the power management system.

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


Amplifier with dual current mirrors
Patent No. 11121688 

Inventor(s): Ravpreet Singh (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16407960 on 05/09/2019 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier includes a first input transistor, a second input transistor, a first current mirror circuit, and a second current mirror circuit. The first input transistor is coupled to a first input terminal. The second input transistor is coupled to a second input terminal. The first current mirror circuit is coupled to the first input transistor and the second input transistor. The second current mirror circuit is coupled to the first input transistor, the second input transistor, and the first current mirror circuit.

[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)


Parallelling multiple power switches
Patent No. 11121704 

Inventor(s): Cetin Kaya (Plano, TX), Serkan Dusmez (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15960537 on 04/23/2018 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a first power switching circuit receives a power switching control signal and activates a first power switch in response to the power switching control signal. A second power switching circuit receives the power switching control, activates a second power switch in response to the power switching control signal, and determines a first power switching delay in response to temperature indications of the first and second power switches. The second power switching circuit activates the second power switch at a first delayed time after the activation of the first power switch, where the first delayed time follows the activation of the first power switch by the determined first power switching delay.

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


Optical system for compensating for signal loss
Patent No. 11121797 

Inventor(s): Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX), Youichi Akasaka (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16984638 on 08/04/2020 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical system including a transmission fiber to transmit a WDM input optical signal between first and second points; a second order forward Raman pump module positioned along a first region of the transmission fiber proximate to the first point; a first order backward Raman pump module positioned along a second region of the transmission fiber proximate to the second point, the first order backward Raman pump module is configured to generate a first pumping light along the transmission fiber to amplify the WDM input optical signal at the second region of the transmission fiber, wherein the second order forward Raman pump module is configured to generate a second pumping light along the transmission fiber to amplify the first pumping light generated by the first order backward Raman pump module, wherein the amplified first pumping light amplifies the WDM input optical signal at the first region of the transmission fiber.

[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)


Method and apparatus for redundancy improvement in a communication system
Patent No. 11121801 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16834980 on 03/30/2020 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product receive a traffic redundancy indication from a user equipment in a communication network or from a policy controller. The method, apparatus and computer program product determine whether traffic redundancy is needed for the radio access network and the user plane function based on the traffic redundancy indication. The method, apparatus and computer program product request the radio access network to not establish redundancy mechanisms in a circumstance where traffic redundancy is not needed for the radio access network. The method, apparatus and computer program product request the user plane function to not establish redundancy mechanisms in a circumstance where traffic redundancy is not needed for the user plane function.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Aperiodic and periodic CSI feedback modes for coordinated multi-point transmission
Patent No. 11121834 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Dallas, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Jinkyu Han (Allen, TX), Thomas Novlan (Dallas, TX), Young-Han Nam (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13920872 on 06/18/2013 (3010 days app to issue)

Abstract: Coordinate multi-point (CoMP) transmission is facilitated by resolving collisions between feedback reporting. Based upon the conditions within the network, collision resolution may be by dropping a channel report during a subframe, multiplexing channel reports from a plurality of user equipment, compressing channel reports a plurality of user equipment, and combined reporting, either through joint reports or by using carrier aggregation, for conditions between a user equipment and a plurality of transmission points. New signaling and reporting formats facilitate selection of a collision resolution suitable for current network conditions.

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


Efficient SRS resource indication methods
Patent No. 11121835 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447680 on 06/20/2019 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of identifying reference signal resources to be used in a transmission by a wireless device is disclosed. The method comprises a wireless device receiving signaling configuring the wireless device with a plurality of reference signal resource groups, each group comprising a plurality of reference signal resources. The wireless device subsequently receives an indication, in a control channel, of a selection of reference signal resources to be used. Each of the plurality of reference signal resources to be used is selected from a different one of the plurality of reference signal resource groups such that reference signal resources belonging to the same reference signal resource group are not selected for simultaneous use. A reference signal is then transmitted to a network node in the network using the indicated selection of reference signal resources.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Differential sensing circuit for clock skew calibration relative to reference clock
Patent No. 11121851 

Inventor(s): Manu Basil (San Jose, CA), Mohan Yang (Cupertino, CA), Roland Ribeiro (San Jose, CA), Yongseon Koh (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743706 on 01/15/2020 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a differential clock source configured to provide a reference clock signal and an inverted version of the reference clock signal. The system also includes a quadrature clock source configured to provide a quadrature clock signal that is phase-shifted relative to the reference clock signal. The system also includes a differential sensing circuit coupled to the differential clock source and the quadrature clock source. The differential sensing circuit is configured to determine skew of the quadrature clock signal based on the reference clock signal, the inverted version of the reference clock signal, and the quadrature clock signal.

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


Systems and methods for dynamically allocating resources based on configurable resource priority
Patent No. 11121917 

Inventor(s): Anil K. Guntupalli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16914779 on 06/29/2020 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the dynamic selection of configurable resources in an environment that includes a hierarchical or otherwise differentiated arrangement of configurable resources. The environment may include, or may be implemented by, a Distributed Resource Network (”DRN”), which may include hardware or virtual resources that may be configured, including the instantiation of containers, virtual machines, Virtualized Network Functions (”VNFs”), or the like. The DRN may be hierarchical in that some resources of the DRN may provide services to, and/or may otherwise be accessible to, a greater quantity of elements of the DRN or some other network.

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


Framework for temporal label switched path tunnel services
Patent No. 11121975 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16819952 on 03/16/2020 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for establishing a temporal label switched path (T-LSP) implemented in a node in a network. The method includes receiving a path request including a time interval and a set of constraints; obtaining traffic engineering information from a first database; computing, by the node, a path satisfying the time interval and the set of constraints based on the traffic engineering information obtained; storing the time interval and the set of constraints in a second database; and instructing an ingress node of the temporal LSP to signal the temporal LSP in the network along the path computed at a start of the time interval identified in the path request and to tear down the temporal LSP at an end of the time interval identified in the path request.

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


Telephone number platform
Patent No. 11122006 

Inventor(s): Shelly Lazzaro (Dallas, TX), Sridhar Ravilla (Coppell, TX), Srinivasa Marella (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16296942 on 03/08/2019 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: A unified platform for managing telephone number (TN) ordering and procurement lifecycles is provided. The unified platform provides or interacts with functionality for reservations, porting, conflict checks, testing, and industry notification functionality. An associated graphical user interface provides the functionality to a variety of users including customers, salespeople, and order managers.

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


Methods, systems, devices, and products for web services
Patent No. 11122030 

Inventor(s): Jay O. Glasgow (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16374792 on 04/04/2019 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: A login session server establishes a communications session between an application executing on a device and a service provided by a web services gateway. A temporary login session socket is established and a token is sent to the device. The temporary login session socket may be used to verify a service provided by the web services gateway.

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


Internet of things (”IoT”) protection retro-system
Patent No. 11122037 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906089 on 02/27/2018 (1295 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for securing communication in a network of IoT devices is provided. Methods include selecting a base IoT hub for operating as an intermediary layer for IoT devices. Methods include selecting from the plurality of IoT devices a selected plurality of IoT devices. Each of the selected IoT devices is configured to send and receive electronic communications. Methods include linking each of the selected plurality of IoT devices to the base IoT hub. Methods include storing, in a data repository within the hub, identification data associated with each of the IoT devices. The communication-types typically associated with each of the selected plurality of IoT devices are stored in the data repository. When an IoT device is activated to send a communication, methods include comparing and analyzing the communication and identification data of the activated device to stored identification data and communication-types of the selected IoT devices.

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


Security tool
Patent No. 11122054 

Inventor(s): Anamika Singhal (Frisco, TX), Balaji Subramanian (Dallas, TX), Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552177 on 08/27/2019 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a set of adapter interfaces, a router module, and a processor. Each adapter interface is assigned to a different level of security. The router module sends requests to the adapter interfaces, based on the security levels associated with the devices that submitted the requests. A first adapter interface establishes a first connection to the servers, providing access to a first zone. A second adapter interface establishes a second connection to the servers, providing access to a second zone. The first zone includes a set of resources assigned to the first level of security that is not included in the second zone. A third adapter interface establishes a third connection to the servers, providing access to a quarantine. Each adapter interface further receives data and applies different levels of security to the data, based on the security levels associated with the devices that submitted the data.

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


Remote interference assessment and response for autonomous vehicles
Patent No. 11122062 

Inventor(s): Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364219 on 03/26/2019 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: Securing an autonomous vehicle against remote interference. Electronic communications are classified and rated according to communication port and package content. Communication ratings are processed to assess risk of remote interference. At-risk communications trigger interference response actions according to pre-defined ratings thresholds.

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


System and method for prioritizing SIP registrations
Patent No. 11122092 

Inventor(s): Bibi M. Hakimzadeh (Fort Worth, TX), James S. Abraham (Carrollton, TX), Shashi Kotvali (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531486 on 08/05/2019 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods implement prioritized IP Multimedia System (IMS) registration procedures for Emergency and Priority Service users. A network device in an IMS network, receives, from a user equipment device, a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Register message that includes a priority indication. The network device detects the priority indication in the SIP Register message and provides, based on the priority indication, priority registration for the user equipment device when the network device is in an overloaded condition.

[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)


Edge cloud resource location using enhanced DNS service
Patent No. 11122131 

Inventor(s): Oliver Spatscheck (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16951313 on 11/18/2020 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, among other things, may direct client requests to an Edge Cloud location satisfying application requirements associated with the request. Moreover, a domain name service (DNS) query may be received, one or more requests associated with DNS query may be determined, a server may be identified based on the one or more requests, and the DNS query may be redirected to the identified server.

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


System for communicating event and location information
Patent No. 11122162 

Inventor(s): Monica Rose Martino (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): K.Mizra LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: Kinney Lange, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16598810 on 10/10/2019 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for initiating and handling an emergency IP request using an IP enabled device having GPS capability. The IP enabled device is monitored for one or more emergency criteria. If the emergency criteria are satisfied, global positioning data is obtained using the GPS capability and the emergency IP request is sent to an address server. The address server receives the emergency IP request, obtains local emergency services data based on the global positioning data, dials a call center station based on the local emergency services data and passes an emergency call from the IP enabled device to the call center station. This invention can be implemented as a computer program embedded in a computer readable medium wherein the steps are performed by one or more code segments.

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


Systems and methods for customer service agent-guided chat session digital assistant
Patent No. 11122165 

Inventor(s): Amar Nageswaram (Irving, TX), Nitin Ahuja (Irving, TX), Srinivasa Kaniganti (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887260 on 05/29/2020 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, device, and computer-readable medium provide for receiving, via a chatbot access channel, a chat message from a user device associated with a customer chat session; determining that the chat message includes a customer intent that corresponds to a chat flow for the customer chat session; generating one or more suggested response messages based on the chat message, wherein at least one of the one or more suggested response messages includes a previously stored chat message response corresponding to the customer intent and approved by a service agent; presenting, via a display, a transcript of a messaging sequence for the customer chat session concurrently with a user interface that enables the service agent to perform an action with respect to the one or more suggested response messages; and sending, via the chatbot access channel, a selected one of the one or more suggested response messages to the user device.

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


System and method for motion compensation in video coding
Patent No. 11122262 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14750885 on 06/25/2015 (2273 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and user equipment for decoding a bitstream of video. The user equipment includes a transceiver and a decoder. The transceiver is configured to receive an encoded bitstream of video including a pixel block. The decoder includes processing circuitry configured to select, from among a plurality of vertical interpolation filters, one of a vertical one-dimensional filter and a vertical two-dimensional filter. The processing circuitry is also configured to select, from among a plurality of horizontal interpolation filters, one of a horizontal one-dimensional filter and a horizontal two-dimensional filter. The processing circuitry is also configured to use the selected vertical and horizontal interpolation filters to generate at least one pixel value by interpolating pixels of the pixel block. The processing circuitry is also configured to perform prediction decoding using the at least one pixel value to restore the video.

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


Point cloud compression using continuous surface codes
Patent No. 11122279 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Neha Dawar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16588728 on 09/30/2019 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoding device, an encoding device and a method for point cloud decoding is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream. The method also includes decoding, from the compressed bitstream, a first frame, a second frame, and an occupancy map frame. The first and the second frame include pixels representing points of a 3D point cloud at different depths. The occupancy map frame indicates whether the pixels included in the first frame and the second frame at that position in the occupancy map frame are valid pixels and whether points of the 3D point cloud are positioned between the first frame and the second frame at that position in the occupancy map frame. The method further includes generating the 3D point cloud using the first frame, the second frame, and the occupancy map frame.

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


Dynamic controlled-environment facility resident media broadcasting service
Patent No. 11122302 

Inventor(s): Alexander Noland (Frisco, TX), Connor Pickens (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Securas Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16676273 on 11/06/2019 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dynamic controlled-environment facility resident media broadcasting services transmit, via a controlled-environment facility local area network, a controlled-environment facility wireless media channel within a controlled-environment facility, playing a playlist available to controlled-environment facility residents to listen to, on respective personal controlled-environment facility resident media devices of the residents. An option for one of the residents to control content of the playlist and/or an option to suggest content for the playlist is offered on the respective personal resident media devices of the residents. Content of the playlist may be adjusted based on suggestions by the residents, such as in response to no resident accepting the offer to control content of the playlist. However, acceptance of the offer to control content of the playlist, from a particular resident results in the particular resident being provided control of the content of the playlist on the personal resident media device of that particular resident.

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


Transferring coverage enhancement information from terminal adapter to terminal equipment
Patent No. 11122442 

Inventor(s): Robert Holden (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16215867 on 12/11/2018 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards transferring coverage enhancement information from a terminal adapter to a terminal equipment. In one aspect, a terminal equipment can send a communication command to a terminal adapter requesting return of coverage enhancement information, and receive the coverage enhancement information from the terminal adapter. The terminal equipment provides access to the coverage enhancement information to a program running on the terminal equipment. In another aspect, a terminal adapter activates coverage enhancement information reporting, and sends coverage enhancement information to a terminal equipment. The terminal adapter monitors for a coverage enhancement state change.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for RAN-based traffic flow control
Patent No. 11122468 

Inventor(s): Niranjan B. Avula (Frisco, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113016 on 08/27/2018 (1114 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are described in which a traffic flow control service is provided. The traffic flow control service provides that a wireless station of a wireless access network stores radio coverage information relating to communication links established with end devices. During various network procedures that establish or migrate a traffic flow session with an end device, the wireless station receives a profile from a policy control device. The profile includes radio coverage information and traffic flow parameters and values that correlate to the radio coverage information. The wireless station compares the stored radio coverage information with the radio coverage information in the profile, and selects the best match. The wireless station uses the traffic flow parameters and values to enforce a traffic flow relating to the end device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for SS block index and timing indication in wireless systems
Patent No. 11122497 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Chao He (Allen, TX), Hao Chen (Allen, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15970115 on 05/03/2018 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for synchronization signal (SS) block index and timing indication in wireless communication systems. A method of operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, from a base station (BS), sets of higher-layer configuration information. When configured for mobility measurement on SS and physical broadcast channel (PBCH) (SS/PBCH) blocks, the UE identifies, based on one of the sets of higher-layer configuration information, a first set of SS/PBCH blocks configured for the mobility measurement; and measures and reports mobility measurement quantities for the first set of SS/PBCH blocks. When configured for receiving a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), the UE identifies, based on another of the sets of higher-layer configuration information, a second set of SS/PBCH blocks configured for the UE; and receives the PDSCH with rate matching around a SS/PBCH block included in the second set of SS/PBCH blocks.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Using a blockchain for optimized fast-secure roaming on WLANs
Patent No. 11122500 

Inventor(s): Shankar Ramanathan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Behmke Innovation Group LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15872081 on 01/16/2018 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a device receives data regarding a wireless client attempting to form an association with a particular wireless access point in a network. The device queries a blockchain ledger in a blockchain database for wireless roaming data regarding the wireless client. The device uses, when available from the blockchain ledger, the roaming data regarding the wireless client to complete the association between the wireless client and the particular wireless access point. The device updates the blockchain ledger with data regarding the association between the wireless client and the particular wireless access point.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for matching using location information
Patent No. 11122536 

Inventor(s): Anna M. Schneider (Fort Worth, TX), Deryl Dorsett (Dallas, TX), Robinne Burrell (Los Angeles, CA), Shane Henderson (Allen, TX), Sharmistha Dubey (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): MATCH.COM, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16804217 on 02/28/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method executed by at least one processor includes receiving first historical location information identifying a first location area at which a first user was present at a first time and receiving second location information identifying a second location area at which a second user was present at a second time. The method includes determining that the first historical location information and the second location information each correspond to a particular location area and determining that a characteristic related to the first user corresponds to a preference related to the second user. In response to these determinations, the method includes causing information related to the first user to be presented to the second user. The information related to the first user includes the first location area of the first user relative to the second location area of the second user.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for transmitting data information messages on a downlink of a wireless communication system
Patent No. RE048742 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano, TX), Fredrik Berggren (Kista, , SE)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16033897 on 07/12/2018 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provide for communicating data or other non-control information messages within a downlink control channel directly, rather than in a data channel or broadcast channel. Thereby, radio resource utilization can be substantially improved in the cellular system, such as in the case of transmitting smaller data packets. In an embodiment, a transmitter arranges a set of time-frequency radio resources, associated with a downlink control channel, for transmitting information other than control information sent on the downlink control channel. The transmitter then sends, on the set of time-frequency radio resources, a data information message comprising the information other than the control information. The information other than the control information comprises one of user-specific data information and broadcast data information. A receiver then receives on the downlink control channel, control information and the data information message. Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

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Patent No. D930442 

Inventor(s): Daniel S. Keating (Colorado Springs, CO)
Assignee(s): TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29656700 on 07/16/2018 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Antenna
Patent No. D930627 

Inventor(s): Brooks Stephen Ruhman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Jones Waldo Holbrook McDonough, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29686179 on 04/02/2019 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Smart wearable electronic device
Patent No. D930645 

Inventor(s): Brad William Piercey (Oak Point, TX), Ryan Griffin Geraghty (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Fossil Group, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Rutan Tucker, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29660559 on 08/21/2018 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle track assembly
Patent No. D930759 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675081 on 12/28/2018 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle assembly
Patent No. D930760 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmend
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29688153 on 04/18/2019 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fireplace surround
Patent No. D930811 

Inventor(s): Chad Dorsey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Chad Dorsey Design LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29729051 on 03/24/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fireplace surround
Patent No. D930812 

Inventor(s): Chad Dorsey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Chad Dorsey Design LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29729055 on 03/24/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fireplace surround
Patent No. D930813 

Inventor(s): Chad Dorsey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Chad Dorsey Design LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29795271 on 06/17/2021 (89 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fireplace surround
Patent No. D930814 

Inventor(s): Chad Dorsey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Chad Dorsey Design, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29795274 on 06/17/2021 (89 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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