Dallas Invents: 137 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 22

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
7-Eleven's custom rack for scalable position tracking system
• Flatiron Health's extracting facts from unstructured data
• Futurewei's intruder detection method and apparatus
Hemotek's plant medium including an oxygen-enabled composition
Mary Kay's combination of plant extracts to improve skin tone
• Spectral MD's machine learning for healing prediction and treatment of wounds
Toyota's intelligent road markers
Wells Fargo Bank's monitored alerts
• The U.S. Government's energy generation

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. 22, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 32
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America (Plano) 8
Futurewei Technologies (Plano) 7
Celanese International Corporation (Irving) 2

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Gary G. Tavares (Azle) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
John T. Stites (Weatherford) 2
Madhukar Budagavi (Plano) 2
Micah Price (Plano) 2
Michael de Jong (Colleyville) 2
Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

195 days
Enhancing an auxiliary compartment of a modular bucket assembly in an arc resistant switchgear
Patent No. 10784660-B1
Assignee: Siemens Industry (Alpharetta, GA)
Inventor: Rahul Rajvanshi (Irving)

3,190 days
Application usage and process monitoring in an enterprise environment having agent session recording for process definition
Patent No. 10783474-B2
Assignee: IEX CORPORATION (Richardson)
Inventors: Eshai Livne (Karkour, IL), Itai Nahshon (Haifa, IL), Paul Harold Leamon (Mckinney)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Postsurgical convalescence shirt
Patent No. 10779589 

Inventor(s): Kandi Stewart (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Recovery Tee LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Law Firm: Pitts Lake, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265282 on 02/01/2019 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example embodiments of the present general inventive concept provide a postsurgical convalescence shirt including a placket to open and close the convalescence shirt, and one or more receiving compartments provided inside the convalescence shirt proximate a lower portion thereof, and configured to receive a drain reservoir connected to drainage tubing to drain fluid from a surgical area of a patient”s body.

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


Tamale machine
Patent No. 10779673 

Inventor(s): Juan M. Gonzalez (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816815 on 11/17/2017 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: A food processing apparatus specifically a tamale preparing apparatus to prepare and cook tamales is disclosed. The tamale preparing apparatus comprises two sets of cartridges, a plunging system, a steamer forms, a steamer pot and a pot cover to prepare and cook tamales. The apparatus prepares tamales by inserting pre-cooked masa and fillings into cartridges. A plunging system helps to insert the pre-cooked masa and fillings from the cartridges into steamer forms. The steamer pot comprises a porous steamer tray to allow the steam of water to reach the tamales kept on the tray and helps in cooking of tamales. Parchment paper tubes are used to maintain the shape of the tamales while cooking in steam. The pot can cook numerous tamales at a time, reducing labor cost.

[A21C] MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT FOR MAKING OR PROCESSING DOUGHS; HANDLING BAKED ARTICLES MADE FROM DOUGH


Treating eye diseases by deploying a stent
Patent No. 10779929 

Inventor(s): Jeff Franco (Plano, TX), Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151741 on 10/04/2018 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of treating an eye of a patient may include positioning an expandable strut structure within at least one of an internal carotid artery, an ophthalmic artery, or an ostium at a junction between the internal carotid artery and the ophthalmic artery. Additionally, the method may include directing blood flow towards the ophthalmic artery via a diverter element associated with the expandable strut structure.

[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]


Adapter insert for an ostomy guard
Patent No. 10779985 

Inventor(s): Donna E. Luce (Duncanville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: SMU Law School Patent Clinic (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15582639 on 04/29/2017 (1242 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adapter insert is for the purpose of reinforcing or stiffening a flexible adapter for said guard system to provide greater support and stabilization in the peristomal region in an effort to help reduce herniation, and to help aid adhesion of a faceplate when worn short term without a guard when output is expected to be minimal, for instance, between meals. The conjoined insert and adapter are positioned between a faceplate and a pouch, their inner apertures surrounding the faceplate flanges or heat weld of an ostomy appliance, and worn under form-fitted clothing negating the need for a security strap.

[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]


Combination of plant extracts to improve skin tone
Patent No. 10780041 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15828694 on 12/01/2017 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of whitening skin or evening out skin tone is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin in need of treatment a composition comprising an effective amount of an aqueous extract of white navy bean powder, wherein topical application of the composition whitens skin or evens out skin tone.

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


Method of inhibiting constitutively active phosphorylated FLT3 kinase
Patent No. 10780086 

Inventor(s): Vinay K. Jain (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715219 on 09/26/2017 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[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]


Plant medium including an oxygen-enabled composition
Patent No. 10780110 

Inventor(s): Caree L. Woodmansee (Marshall, TX), John W. Woodmansee, Jr. (Frisco, TX), Robert A. Woodmansee (Plano, TX), William E. Harmon (Russellville, AR)
Assignee(s): Hemotek, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16384599 on 04/15/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition including a plant medium and a poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide that comprises a clathrate containing oxygen gas molecules. The poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide may comprise of a poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide. The composition may include one or more nutrients. The composition may be in a solid form, a fluid form, or a combination thereof. The poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide is soluble in a fluid. In one embodiment, the poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide composition may have particles having a diameter of 212 m or less, and which may be homogeneous.

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


Thermic infusion system
Patent No. 10780258 

Inventor(s): James Kevin McCoy (Garland, TX), Jeffrey Alan Garrett (Allen, TX), Richard Ray Thomson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Life Warmer Inc. (Canton, CT)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15557006 on 03/10/2016 (1657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermic infusion system includes a thermal tubing system and a control system. The thermal tubing system has a tubal body with at least one tubal segment. The tubal segment includes a thermal element that may receive energy, such as electrical energy, to increase temperature within the tubal body. The control system may regulate the amount of energy received by the tubal segment using one or more sensors positioned within the tubal body.

[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]


Implantable neuro-stimulation device
Patent No. 10780275 

Inventor(s): Ernest Mantes (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Mudjala Medical Pty Limited (Bronte, , AU)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15786149 on 10/17/2017 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: An implantable electrical stimulation device includes an electrically conductive electrode structure configured for coupling with a pulse generator device and transmitting an electrical signal configured to generate a desirable electric field around a target tissue. The electrode structure includes a porous substrate constructed of a bio-compatible and bio-survivable material having a structure that mimics extracellular matrix embedding. The porous substrate supports an electrically conductive electrode element. The implantable device may further include a pulse generator also embedded, enmeshed, and supported within the porous substrate.

[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 clubs and golf club heads
Patent No. 10780323 

Inventor(s): Gary G. Tavares (Azle, TX), John T. Stites (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923071 on 03/16/2018 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: Golf clubs and/or golf club heads include a club head body defining an interior chamber, structure for engaging a shaft with the body, and/or a shaft engaged with the body. The club head body may have an overall length of at least 4.5 inches and an overall breadth of at least 4.2 inches. In other examples, the club head body may have an overall length of at least 4.6 inches and a ratio of the overall breadth dimension to the overall length dimension of 1 or less. If desired, the ratio of the head breadth to head length dimensions may be in a range from at least 0.94 to 1 or less.

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


Golf clubs and golf club heads
Patent No. 10780324 

Inventor(s): Gary G. Tavares (Azle, TX), John T. Stites (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16523879 on 07/26/2019 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: Golf clubs and/or golf club heads include a club head body defining an interior chamber, structure for engaging a shaft with the body, and/or a shaft engaged with the body. The club head body may have an overall length of at least 4.5 inches and an overall breadth of at least 4.2 inches. In other examples, the club head body may have an overall length of at least 4.6 inches and a ratio of the overall breadth dimension to the overall length dimension of 1 or less. If desired, the ratio of the head breadth to head length dimensions may be in a range from at least 0.94 to 1 or less.

[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

Methods and apparatus for surface wetting control
Patent No. 10780467 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Addison, TX), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15492433 on 04/20/2017 (1251 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for surface wetting control are disclosed. In certain described examples, an apparatus can expel fluid from a droplet on a surface using a transducer mechanically coupled to the surface. A first area of the surface can have a first wettability for the fluid, and a second area of the surface can have a second wettability for the fluid. The first wettability of the first area of the surface can be greater than the second wettability of the second area of the surface. The first area and the second area can be arranged in a patterned arrangement.

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


Auto-adaptive braze dispensing systems and methods
Patent No. 10780515 

Inventor(s): Edmundo Jesus Perret (Grand Prairie, TX), Paul M. Pellet (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15963230 on 04/26/2018 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for moving a substrate to a vision system using a robot; using the vision system to determine where a braze material is to be applied to the substrate; moving the substrate to a braze dispenser using the robot; applying a braze material to the substrate using the braze dispenser based on the determination from the vision system; and using the vison system to determine whether to apply additional braze to the substrate, including for the substrate of a component for gas turbine engine, such as configured for use in an aircraft.

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


Methods for forming and tuning the durability of breakaway sections on a trim panel
Patent No. 10780843 

Inventor(s): David M. Burke (Farmington, MI), Jaime N. Moore (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883338 on 01/30/2018 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: Doors for motor vehicles include door trim panel assemblies having multiple door trim panels held together at attachment points. A door trim panel includes a weakened perimeter formed from a series of apertures in the panel, creating a predetermined breakaway point where the assembly will rupture in the event a load is applied. Methods for tuning the durability of a trim panel assembly include a repeatable cycle in which pins are selected and inserted in a mold at varying positions. During injection molding, the pins form apertures to create a predetermined breakaway point. Changing the size, shape, and location of the pins allows tuning of the durability and properties of the breakaway point. Injection molds have variable pin placement capability to facilitate the method.

[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]


Spoiler apparatus for use with vehicles
Patent No. 10780927 

Inventor(s): Varun Jonathan Prabhakar (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152574 on 10/05/2018 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: Spoiler apparatus for use with vehicles are disclosed. A disclosed spoiler for a vehicle includes a sensor operatively couple to the vehicle. The spoiler also includes a body supporting the sensor and including an aperture positioned thereon. The body is coupled to an exterior vehicle surface near a lamp of the vehicle, separate from the spoiler, such that the lamp is exposed via the aperture.

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


System and method for belted arm divert actual speed sensing
Patent No. 10781054 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Carpenter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16653093 on 10/15/2019 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diverter system includes a conveyor belt with a horizontal belt surface, a diverter arm comprising a diverter belt with a vertical diverting belt surface, the diverter arm being operated by an actuator assembly, a sensing device for monitoring a speed of the vertical diverting belt surface, and a control unit operably coupled to the sensing device, wherein the control unit adjusts the speed of the vertical diverting belt surface according to a predefined ratio of speed between the horizontal belt surface and the vertical diverting belt surface.

[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)


System and method for separating packages of different sizes
Patent No. 10781055 

Inventor(s): Rajeev Dwivedi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16398673 on 04/30/2019 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for separating packages of different sizes includes a conveyor segment and a plurality of alignment members dividing the conveyor segment into a plurality of conveyor lanes. The conveyor segment has an input end, a discharge end and transport mechanism for transporting packages from the input end to the discharge end. The transport mechanism is configured to impart a lateral shift to packages on the conveyor segment. One or more of the alignment members each forms a respective window to allow lateral shifting of packages across adjacent conveyor lanes. Each window has a uniquely defined vertical height to the limit lateral shifting of packages across adjacent conveyor lanes based on a height of each package. Each conveyor lane delivers packages of a uniquely different size group at the discharge end of the conveyor segment. The packages in a conveyor lane are aligned against a respective alignment member.

[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)


Fully automated cement horizontal storage
Patent No. 10781063 

Inventor(s): Luis Sucre (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15732799 on 01/02/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a new method to efficiently reclaim cement from a horizontal warehouse. This new reclaiming method combines a mechanical cement reclaiming machine, together with a reduced amount of open air slides. Material is fluidized through a porous media with low pressure air. Material flow is achieved by sloping the Air slide conveyor to match the fluidized angle of repose of the powdered material. Further, the present invention introduces a conveying system, comprising a cascade of open and enclosed air slides and elevator machines, to convey the cement from the reclaiming area to a dispatch hopper. The introduction of these components, together with cement stacking and dispatch systems, is a Fully Automated Cement Horizontal Storage system and method.

[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)


Systems and method for aligning augmented reality display with real-time location sensors
Patent No. 10783671 

Inventor(s): Brian Edward Tucker (Fort Worth, TX), Daniel Wesley Rowe (Mansfield, TX), Jeremy Robert Chavez (Colleyville, TX), Michael Eugene Moody (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16351270 on 03/12/2019 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for aligning displayed data in an augmented reality (AR) display includes determining a selected location context associated with a piece of equipment, determining a process element associated with the piece of equipment and according to a selected engineering process, determining, according to a digital representation of the equipment, a first location of the process element, receiving meta-sensor location data for one or more meta-sensors in the piece of equipment and indicating a second location for each of the meta-sensors with respect to the selected location context, determining a third location of the AR display with respect to the selected location context, determining overlay data for the process element, determining a display location according to the first location, the third location and the location data of each meta-sensor, and displaying the overlay data at the display location.

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


 

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

Polymer systems and their applications in diagnostics and drug delivery
Patent No. 10780175 

Inventor(s): Prabhjot Saini (Greenville, TX)
Assignee(s): The Texas AM University System (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15567370 on 04/18/2016 (1618 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a biodegradable ”precision polymer system” (poly system) and methods for preparing pharmaceutically effective ”precision polymer nanosystems” (polymer nanosystem) for delivery and/or targeting of drugs or drug like compounds.

[C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2]


Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10781190 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684739 on 11/15/2019 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for producing acesulfame potassium, the process comprising the steps of providing a cyclizing agent composition comprising a cyclizing agent and a solvent and having an initial temperature, cooling the cyclizing agent composition to form a cooled cyclizing agent composition having a cooled temperature less than 35 C., reacting an acetoacetamide salt with the cyclizing agent in the cooled cyclizing agent composition to form a cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct composition comprising cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct; and, forming from the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct in the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct composition the finished acesulfame potassium composition comprising non-chlorinated acesulfame potassium and less than 39 wppm 5-chloro-acesulfame potassium. The cooled temperature is at least 2 C. less than the initial temperature.

[C07D] HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08) [2]


Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10781191 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684761 on 11/15/2019 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improved processes for producing high purity acesulfame potassium. In one embodiment, the process comprises the steps of contacting a solvent, e.g., dichloromethane, and a cyclizing agent, e.g., sulfur trioxide, to form a cyclizing agent composition and reacting an acetoacetamide salt with the cyclizing agent in the composition to form a cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct. The contact time is less than 60 minutes. The process also comprises forming from the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct composition a finished acesulfame potassium composition comprising non-chlorinated, e.g., non-chlorinated, acesulfame potassium and less than 35 wppm 5-halo acesulfame potassium, preferably less than 5 wppm.

[C07D] HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08) [2]


Ultra high temperature environmental protection coating
Patent No. 10781319 

Inventor(s): Daniel H. Hecht (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bracewell LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15211018 on 07/15/2016 (1530 days app to issue)

Abstract: An environmental protective coating (”EPC”) for protecting a surface subjected to high temperature environments of more than 3000 degree F. The coating includes a dense platelet lamellar microstructure with a self-sealing, compliant binder material for holding the platelets together. The platelets may be formed from materials that are resistant to high temperatures and impermeable, such as ceramics. The lamellar microstructure creates a tortuous path for oxygen to reach the surface. The binder material includes engineered free internal volume, which increases the elastic strain of the EPC. The binder is softer than the platelets, which in combination with its free volume increases pliability of the EPC. The binder may have sufficient glass content and glass-forming content for initial and long-term sealing purposes.

[C09D] COATING COMPOSITIONS, e.g. PAINTS, VARNISHES OR LACQUERS; FILLING PASTES; CHEMICAL PAINT OR INK REMOVERS; INKS; CORRECTING FLUIDS; WOODSTAINS; PASTES OR SOLIDS FOR COLOURING OR PRINTING; USE OF MATERIALS THEREFOR (cosmetics A61K; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general, B05D; staining wood B27K 5/02; glazes or vitreous enamels C03C; natural resins, French polish, drying-oils, driers, turpentine, per se, C09F; polishing compositions other than French polish, ski waxes C09G; adhesives or use of materials as adhesives C09J; materials for sealing or packing joints or covers C09K 3/10; materials for stopping leaks C09K 3/12; processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings C25D) [5]


Biofunctional materials
Patent No. 10781438 

Inventor(s): Archana H. Trivedi (Mumbai, , IN), Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Masahiko Ishii (Okazaki Aichi, , JP), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI), Ping Wang (North Oaks, MN)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15790846 on 10/23/2017 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and processes in the field of self-cleaning system using digestive proteins. One composition includes a substrate, a digestive protein capable of decomposing a stain molecule, and a linker moiety bound to both said digestive protein and said substrate. The processes include binding a substrate to a surface and forming a linker moiety between a digestive protein and said substrate.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Simulated wellbore control for dynamic underbalance testing
Patent No. 10781669 

Inventor(s): Dennis J. Haggerty (Burleson, TX), Jacob Andrew McGregor (Burleson, TX), John Douglas Manning (Alvarado, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15563779 on 01/13/2017 (1348 days app to issue)

Abstract: To optimize the efficiency of a perforating tool system, downhole conditions may be simulated to determine the optimal configuration for the perforating tool system. A simulated wellbore is disposed in a simulated wellbore case and coupled to a formation sample. The simulated wellbore comprises the perforating tool system and one or more filler discs that consume a volume of the simulated wellbore. The filler discs are used to control the dynamic underbalance for a given simulation of a perforating tool system. One or more measurements associated with the perforating tool system along with one or more images may be generated after explosive charges of the perforating tool system are detonated. The perforating tool system may be modified based, at least in part, on the one or more measurements and the one or more images for the specific dynamic underbalance of the simulation.

[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]


Charge tube with self-locking alignment fixtures
Patent No. 10781675 

Inventor(s): Austin Ward (Burleson, TX), Scott Randall Von Kaenel (Fort Worth, TX), William Martin Kamp (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15503669 on 09/10/2014 (2204 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods used in perforation tool assemblies and more particularly charge tubes and self-locking alignment fixtures. The perforation tool assembly comprises an alignment fixture having a plurality of slots and a charge tube having a plurality of protrusions on an end of the charge tube that engage the plurality of slots on the alignment fixture. The perforation tool assembly can also include an alignment finger on an outer edge of the alignment fixture that aligns the charge tube radially with respect to a gun body. The alignment fixture can be formed of steel or a powdered metal. The slots on the alignment fixture can be formed by water-jet cutting, machining, molding, or casting. A plurality of charges can be disposed within the charge tube once assembled. The alignment finger on the alignment fixture can engage a milled slot on an interior surface of the gun body.

[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]


Pyrotechnic initiated hydrostatic/boost assisted down-hole activation device and method
Patent No. 10781677 

Inventor(s): Bryan William Kasperski (Carrollton, TX), Matthew Craig Mlcak (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.LP. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15571143 on 06/18/2015 (1923 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for safely, and cost-effectively activating a mechanical perforator using a pyrotechnic initiated hydrostatic activating mechanism. The mechanism includes a piston connected to a power rod. The piston is activated by the rupturing of a disc, which separates a first chamber from a second chamber containing the piston. Upon rupturing of the disc, wellbore fluids fill the second chamber forcing the piston to move from a first position to a second position, which causes activation of the mechanical perforator. The first chamber may optionally be filled with a pressurized gas, such as nitrogen or air, to add a boost assist to activation of the piston.

[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

Reciprocating pump
Patent No. 10781803 

Inventor(s): Bryan Wagner (Fort Worth, TX), Chandu Kumar (Fort Worth, TX), John S. Marquez (Forth Worth, TX), Justin Rand Cummings (Fort Worth, TX), Kourosh Momenkhani (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16182581 on 11/06/2018 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reciprocating pump includes a frame for a power end, a skid support structure integrally formed at a base of the power end frame to provide proper support and rigidity for the pump power end, where the integral skid support structure has a plurality of struts forming a series of chambers.

[F04B] POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; machines for liquids, or pumps, of rotary-piston or oscillating-piston type F04C; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D; pumping of fluid by direct contact of another fluid or by using inertia of fluid to be pumped F04F; crankshafts, crossheads, connecting-rods F16C; flywheels F16F; gearings for interconverting rotary motion and reciprocating motion in general F16H; pistons, piston-rods, cylinders, in general F16J; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Double shear bonded joint and method for making same
Patent No. 10781840 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey L. Sikorski (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15305685 on 04/24/2015 (1978 days app to issue)

Abstract: Channel joints ([b]1[/b]) can permit bonding a tube or tubular member ([b]30[/b]) to an end fitting ([b]20[/b]) in double shear. The channel joint may include a receiving channel ([b]25[/b]) in the end fitting ([b]20[/b]) that is complementary in shape to the tube, tubular member, or other hollow member ([b]30[/b]) that is to be fitted and bonded with the end fitting. The use of a channel joint allows for simplified assembly because the receiving channel acts as a reservoir for the bonding agent or adhesive ([b]50[/b]). Upon insertion of the tube, tubular member, or other hollow member into the adhesive-loaded receiving channel, the adhesive will backflow to fill the voids in the joint and expel the excess adhesive.

[F16C] SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS [5]


Driveshaft locking mechanism
Patent No. 10781863 

Inventor(s): Mark Alan Przybyla (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15972170 on 05/06/2018 (870 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locking mechanism for locking a driveshaft in cooperative engagement with an apparatus includes a drive portion coupled to the driveshaft and a driven portion coupled to the apparatus. The drive portion of the locking mechanism includes a housing with a first engagement portion, a ball cage with a plurality locking balls contained at least partially therein, and a chock biased away from the housing by a chock spring. The chock includes an outer wall configured to push the locking balls outward in a locked position and allow inward movement in an unlocked position. Movement of the chock, and therefore locking, is controlled by an actuator rod extending through a center of the locking mechanism. The driven portion includes a second engagement portion configured to cooperatively engage and receive torque from the first engagement portion, and a locking groove configured to receive a portion of each of the plurality of locking balls therein.

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


System and method for controlling engine braking
Patent No. 10781916 

Inventor(s): Craig D. Herring (Pinckney, MI), Thomas S. Hawley (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929058 on 11/06/2018 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for controlling engine braking includes determining an amount of brake pressure being applied by a vehicle traveling on a road. The method includes determining a current velocity of the vehicle, wherein a transmission of the vehicle is operating using a first gear of a plurality of gears. The method includes, according to the amount of brake pressure and the current velocity of the vehicle, determining a road grade threshold for a second gear of the plurality of gears. The method includes determining a grade of the road. The method includes determining that the determined grade of the road satisfies the road grade threshold for the second gear of the vehicle. The method includes, in response to the determination, causing the transmission of the vehicle to operate in the second gear of the plurality of gears.

[F16H] GEARING


Modular system
Patent No. 10782007 

Inventor(s): Christopher Grider (Dallas, TX), Derek Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TTP Holdings, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163386 on 10/17/2018 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular system may include a plurality of magnets that may be provided to self-align a casing with an accessory. Self-alignment of the casing and the accessory may provide a secure connection of the casing with the accessory. At least one detent and at least one locking arm may mate and lock the casing against the accessory in a mounted position. The at least one detent and the at least one locking arm may unlock in an insertion position. Self-alignment may occur when a first set of magnets attracts a second set of magnets in which opposite polarities attract and automatically initiate movement of the casing towards the accessory.

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


Heating furnace using gas pulse modulation temperature control mode
Patent No. 10782033 

Inventor(s): Eric M. Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Mark G. Beste (Grapevine, TX), Steven Schneider (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15006543 on 01/26/2016 (1701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating control system that includes a heating unit with a constant burner and a pulsed burner. The constant burner is configured to remain active during operation. The pulsed burner is configured to toggle between an active mode and an inactive mode. The heating control system further includes a memory operable to store a temperature map that maps temperatures to percentages of a period that the pulsed burner is active and a microprocessor operably coupled to the heating unit and the memory. The microprocessor is configured to transmit a first electrical signal to activate the constant burner, obtain a temperature set point, determine the percentage of the period that the pulsed burner is active using the temperature set point and the temperature map, and transmit a second electrical signal to toggle the pulsed burner based on the determination of the percentage of the period that the pulsed burner is active.

[F24D] DOMESTIC- OR SPACE-HEATING SYSTEMS, e.g. CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS; DOMESTIC HOT-WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; ELEMENTS OR COMPONENTS THEREFOR (preventing corrosion C23F; water supply in general E03; using steam or condensate extracted or exhausted from steam engine plants for heating purposes F01K 17/02; steam traps F16T; domestic stoves or ranges F24B, F24C; water or air heaters having heat generating means F24H; combined heating and refrigeration systems F25B; heat exchange apparatus or elements F28; removing furring F28G; electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)


Programmable smart thermostat
Patent No. 10782039 

Inventor(s): Daniel Castillo (Richardson, TX), Jayprakash Charavda (Irving, TX), Keith Mowery (Richardson, TX), Kyle Golden (Plano, TX), Melissa Amoros (Richardson, TX), Steve Lazar (San Antonio, TX), Sunil K. Khiani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Schakelford, Bowen, McKinley Nortion, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14712019 on 05/14/2015 (1958 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermostat includes a front housing, a rear housing interoperably coupled to the front housing, at least one sensor integrated with the front housing, a display integrated with the front housing, and processing circuitry interoperably coupled to the at least one sensor and the display. The display is a touch-screen display and is configured to demonstrate a user-interface screen. The user-interface screen comprises a horseshoe-shaped temperature scale, a heat set-point control, and a cool set-point control. The heat set-point control and the cool set-point control are positioned on the horseshoe-shaped temperature scale. The horseshoe-shaped temperature scale can be adjusted by dragging at least one of the heat set-point control and the cool set-point control along circumferential edges of the horseshoe-shaped temperature scale.

[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)


Skeet and bird tracker
Patent No. 10782096 

Inventor(s): James Anthony Pautler (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16078185 on 02/24/2017 (1306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives an initial velocity of a projectile, determines a barrel position and a barrel orientation of a barrel, determines a target position, a target velocity and a projected target trajectory in relation to the barrel position and barrel orientation, determines a lead position in front of the projected target trajectory of an interception of the projectile at the target and presents the lead position to a user device.

[F41G] WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING (optical aspects thereof G02B)


 

P H Y S I C S

System and method for computing surfaces in a multi-layer part
Patent No. 10780642 

Inventor(s): Gilbert Choudury (Waltham, MA), Gonzalo Feijoo (Wellesley, MA), Johan Arendt Grape (Boxborough, MA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16074008 on 02/26/2016 (1670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is provided that facilitates computing surfaces for layers of a multi-layer part. The system may include at least one processor configured to determine a plurality of surfaces for layers of at least one material that form a multi-layer part by repeatedly carrying out a level set method computation. The level set method computation may be carried out relative to an interface surface that propagates outwardly with each determined surface for each layer with respect to an initial surface, based on data that defines at least one thickness of the material in each layer and at least one drop-off rate of the material at a boundary of the material in each layer.

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


Tilted segmented anisotropic magneto-resistive angular sensor
Patent No. 10782154 

Inventor(s): Byron Jon Roderick Shulver (Murphy, TX), Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15633516 on 06/26/2017 (1184 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated AMR sensor includes a half bridge with two resistors, a Wheatstone bridge with four resistors, or a first Wheatstone bridge with four resistors in an orthogonal configuration, and a second Wheatstone bridge with four resistors in an orthogonal configuration, oriented at 45 degrees with respect to the first Wheatstone bridge. Each resistor includes first magnetoresistive segments with current flow directions oriented at a first tilt angle with respect to a reference direction of the resistor, and second magnetoresistive segments with current flow directions oriented at a second tilt angle with respect to the reference direction. The tilt angles are selected to advantageously cancel angular errors due to shape anisotropies of the magnetoresistive segments. In another implementation, the disclosed system/method include a method for identifying tilt angles which cancel angular errors due to shape anisotropies of the magnetoresistive segments.

[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


Breath analysis system
Patent No. 10782284 

Inventor(s): Ayman Luqman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Invoy Holdings Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590046 on 10/01/2019 (357 days app to issue)

Abstract: A breath analyte capture device includes a breath input port into which a user exhales a breath sample, and a cartridge insertion port for receiving a disposable cartridge containing an interactant. During exhalation of a breath sample, at least a portion of the breath sample is routed through the cartridge such that the analyte (such as breath acetone) is captured by the interactant. In some embodiments, the concentration of the analyte in the breath sample is measured by monitoring a chemical reaction that occurs in the disposable cartridge. The chemical reaction may be monitored by illuminating the cartridge at each of multiple light wavelengths while measuring reflected light.

[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)


Semiconductor device handler with a floating clamp
Patent No. 10782341 

Inventor(s): Mhark Lester Lauron Ponghon (Tarlac, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371201 on 04/01/2019 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chuck apparatus includes a nozzle with a first end configured to engage a device under test (DUT), and a clamp extending around a portion of the nozzle proximate the first end. The clamp includes a recess to receive the DUT, and an engagement surface in the recess to engage the DUT. The chuck apparatus also includes a spring that biases a surface of the clamp toward the first end of the nozzle. A method includes translating a chuck to engage a nozzle with a DUT, further translating the chuck to engage and self-align an engagement surface of a spring mounted clamp with the DUT, further translating the chuck to seat the DUT in the spring mounted clamp, translating the chuck with the DUT to a contactor and translating the chuck with the DUT to engage conductive features of the DUT with conductive probes of the contactor.

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


Enhanced fault detection of latched data
Patent No. 10782346 

Inventor(s): Jose Flores (Richardson, TX), Rama Venkatasubramanian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252674 on 01/20/2019 (611 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a latch includes active feedback circuitry for latching input information. A comparison of logic states between input and output states at selected times can determine whether, for example, the latch has correctly retained latch data. The latch can optionally be included within a scan chain, provide asynchronous latch error notifications, and/or synchronous notifications indicating where in the scan chain a latch error occurred.

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


Linear, synthesized radar receiver array between and extending from ICS
Patent No. 10782389 

Inventor(s): Brian Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Jawaharial Tangudu (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Subburaj (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Rao (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676547 on 08/14/2017 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a circuit board having thereon, a controlling component, a first radar chip and a second radar chip. The first radar chip includes a first radar transmission antenna, a second radar transmission antenna and a first radar receiver antenna array. The second radar chip includes a second radar receiver antenna array. The controlling component can control the first radar chip and the second radar chip. The first radar transmission antenna can transmit a first radar transmission signal. The second radar transmission antenna can transmit a second radar transmission signal. The second radar chip is spaced from the first radar chip so as to create a virtual receiver antenna array between the first radar receiver antenna array and the second radar receiver antenna array.

[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


Slim object detection using multi-polarized millimeter wave signals
Patent No. 10782394 

Inventor(s): Brian Ginsburg (Dallas, TX), Dan Wang (Allen, TX), Meysam Moallem (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15699186 on 09/08/2017 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: A millimeter or mm-wave system includes transmission of a millimeter wave (mm-wave) radar signal by a transmitter to an object. The transmitted mm-wave radar signal may include at least two signal orientations, and in response to each signal orientation, the object reflects corresponding signal reflections. The signal reflections are detected and a determination is made as to location of the object.

[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


Detachable optical connectors for optical chips comprising a connector support and methods of fabricating the same
Patent No. 10782474 

Inventor(s): Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16197845 on 11/21/2018 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: Detachable optical connectors including a connector support for optical chips and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical assembly includes an optical chip including a surface, an edge extending from the surface, and at least one chip waveguide proximate the surface and terminating at the edge. The optical assembly further includes a waveguide support having a chip coupling surface, and at least one waveguide disposed within the waveguide support and terminating at the chip coupling surface, wherein the chip coupling surface is coupled to the edge of the optical chip such that the at least one waveguide within the waveguide support is optically coupled to the at least one chip waveguide of the optical chip. The optical assembly further includes a connector support having a first portion coupled to the optical chip, and a second portion coupled to the waveguide support.

[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]


Hardened fiber optic connectors having a mechanical splice connector assembly
Patent No. 10782485 

Inventor(s): Daniel Leyva, Jr. (Arlington, TX), Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16211977 on 12/06/2018 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: Hardened fiber optic connectors having a mechanical splice assembly are disclosed. The mechanical splice assembly is attached to a first end of an optical waveguide such as an optical fiber of a fiber optic cable by way of a stub optical fiber, thereby connectorizing the hardened connector. In one embodiment, the hardened connector includes an inner housing having two shells for securing a tensile element of the cable and securing the mechanical splice assembly so that a ferrule assembly may translate. Further assembly of the hardened connector has the inner housing fitting into a shroud of the hardened connector. The shroud aides in mating the hardened connector with a complimentary device and the shroud may have any suitable configuration. The hardened connector may also include features for fiber buckling, sealing, cable strain relief or a pre-assembly for ease of installation.

[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]


Skydiving tracker: an integrated system for flight data collection and virtual reality simulators for improving skydiving safety
Patent No. 10782524 

Inventor(s): Mark Haley (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996433 on 06/02/2018 (843 days app to issue)

Abstract: This integrated skydiving safety/training system combines sensors, hardware and software technologies to improve skydiving for individuals and teams of 12 or more military or civilian skydivers. It dramatically improves skydivers” training and helps prevent the leading causes of skydiving deaths, including mid-air collisions and dangerous landings. The system offers innovative error-correction on low-cost trackers to collect flight data to improve debriefings after jumps for planeloads of jumpers and create an expert proprietary flight database with hundreds of jumps. This can be used for debriefings/accident investigations which can be done in minutes, where before it took months to analyze accidents. It plots this data into 3D Interactive Maps and the real-time radio version can track teams in the air or on the ground, and museums can use the interactive mapping option to display stunning tours of the earth and moon.

[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]


Determination of roadway features
Patent No. 10782704 

Inventor(s): Ahmed Sakr (Mountain View, CA), Guarav Bansal (Mountain View, CA), Miles J. Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI), Vladimeros Vladimerou (Whitmore Lake, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883675 on 01/30/2018 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more roadway features can be determined based on information received from one or more vehicles traveling on a roadway. A data packet can be received from a remote vehicle. The data packet can include data corresponding to locations and headings of the remote vehicle. A path history for the remote vehicle can be determined based on the data packet. The path history can include data points corresponding to a plurality of locations and headings for the remote vehicle. A geometry for a portion of the roadway preceding the remote vehicle can be determined using the path history. The determined geometry of the roadway can be used to determine a driving maneuver for a vehicle and/or to verify a map.

[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)


Fluid regulator
Patent No. 10782713 

Inventor(s): David Davis (Whiteright, TX), Guolei Fan (Chengdu, , CN), Min Wang (Chengdu, , CN), Tung K. Nguyen (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16190528 on 11/14/2018 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid regulator includes a balance port regulator valve and an actuator coupled to the regulator valve. The regulator valve has an inlet, an outlet, a valve port disposed between the inlet and the outlet, and a valve disc movable along a longitudinal axis between a closed position in which the valve disc sealingly engages the valve port and an open position in which the valve disc is spaced apart from the valve port. The actuator is responsive to fluid pressure to move an actuator stem along the longitudinal axis. A connector assembly operably and removably connects the valve disc to the actuator stem.

[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)


Jitter compensation in integrated circuit devices
Patent No. 10782717 

Inventor(s): Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX), Jikai Chen (Allen, TX), Yanli Fan (Dallas, TX), Yonghui Tang (Plano, TX), Yuan Rao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16656742 on 10/18/2019 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: A jitter compensation circuit operates in a first conduction state responsive to a high-to low transition of data and a low-to-high transition of data. The circuit operates in a second conduction state when there is no transition of data. The circuit compensates charge to a voltage supply in the first conduction state, thereby reducing voltage drop caused by transition of data.

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


Data migration dynamic random access memory
Patent No. 10782911 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195127 on 11/19/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for performing data migration operations are disclosed. An apparatus may include at least two interfaces, a first interface supporting data migration operations and a second interface supporting access operations associated with a host device. In some cases, the access operations may be a signal or protocol according to an industry standard or specification (e.g., a DRAM interface specification). The second interface may facilitate supporting industry standard applications, while the first interface supporting data migration operations may provide improved bandwidth for migrating data within the apparatus. The apparatus may include a buffer coupled with the interface and a bank cluster including two or more banks of memory cells. When a host device addresses a bank of the bank cluster, the apparatus may perform one or more data migration operations using the buffer and a different bank of the bank cluster.

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


Method and apparatus for a mechanism of disaster recovery and instance refresh in an event recordation system
Patent No. 10783044 

Inventor(s): Emin Eliot Gerba (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): salesforce, inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Nicholson De Vos Webster Elliott LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16222925 on 12/17/2018 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for a mechanism of disaster recovery and instance refresh in an event recordation system are described. A first request for events associated with a first topic is received. A first set of events associated with the first topic are retrieved from a primary event recordation system. Each event from the first set of events includes a first commit identifier indicating the order with which each event is stored in the primary event recordation system. For each event from the first set of events a first replay identifier is determined based on the first commit identifier and a first value of a low commit identifier. The first replay identifier is exposed to event consumers for identifying the event. In response to the first request each event from the first set of events is transmitted with the replay identifier.

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


Data processing system with machine learning engine to provide dynamic data transmission control functions
Patent No. 10783052 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Patrick Nicholas Lawrence (Plano, TX), Saritha Prasad Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charolotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15679514 on 08/17/2017 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for dynamically controlling data transmissions are provided. In some examples, a system may receive data from one or more computer systems. Data associated with an event may be extracted and the extracted data may be compared to one or more machine learning datasets to determine a likelihood that an issue associated with a computer system may occur. The system may determine whether the likelihood is greater than a predetermined threshold. If so, a modification to avoid the potential issue or mitigate an impact may be identified. The modification may be transmitted to and executed by the computer system to modify one or more aspects of the computer system. In some examples, one or more efficiency modifications may be identified based on the comparison of the extracted data to the machine learning datasets. The identified efficiency modification may be transmitted to and executed by the computer system to modify one or more aspects of the computer system.

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


Systems and methods for mixed consistency in computing systems
Patent No. 10783135 

Inventor(s): David Vibbert (Plano, TX), Kumar Unnirkrishnan (Irving, TX), Marcus Lange (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre GmbH (Zug, , CH)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15014384 on 02/03/2016 (1693 days app to issue)

Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media that achieve eventual consistency of interrelated data in a computing system based on a relationship between the interrelated data (e.g., dependencies between interrelated data) and a configuration of an application programmed to consume the interrelated data. Exemplary embodiments can utilize one or more implicit or explicit dependency graphs, such as an implied or explicit directed acyclic graph corresponding to the interrelated data and the dependencies between the interrelated data. Subsets of the interrelated data can be associated with one or more groups or boundaries in the dependency graphs based on a configuration of applications programmed to consume the interrelated data and/or based on the dependencies between the interrelated data.

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


System and method for scalable distributed real-time data warehouse
Patent No. 10783160 

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Alex Elisa Chandra (Plano, TX), Ashish Rai Shrivastava (Plano, TX), Debashis Bhattacharya (Plano, TX), Hao Luan (Plano, TX), Mark Brown (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15264095 on 09/13/2016 (1470 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computation system-on-a-chip (CSoC) includes a first scalable distributed real-time Data Warehousing (sdrDW) engine and a network interface coupled to the first sdrDW engine, where the network interface is coupled to an interconnect, and where the CSoC is configured to transmit a task request over the interconnect to a first networked bulk storage controller (NBSC) requesting that a task be performed on a bulk storage medium.

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


Inverse transformation using pruning for video coding
Patent No. 10783217 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Vivienne Sze (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15688405 on 08/28/2017 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for decoding an encoded video bit stream in a video decoder is provided that includes determining a scan pattern type for a transform block to be decoded, decoding a column position X and a row position Y of a last non-zero coefficient in the transform block from the encoded video bit stream, selecting a column-row inverse transform order when the scan pattern type is a first type, selecting a row-column inverse transform order when the scan pattern type is a second type, and performing one dimensional (1D) inverse discrete cosine transformation (IDCT) computations according to the selected transform order to inversely transform the transform block to generate a residual block.

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


Secure environment in a non-secure microcontroller
Patent No. 10783240 

Inventor(s): Massimo Panzica (Biancavilla, , IT), Maurizio Gentili (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15721362 on 09/29/2017 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secure engine method includes providing an embedded microcontroller in an embedded device, the embedded microcontroller having internal memory. The method also includes providing a secure environment in the internal memory. The secure environment method recognizes a boot sequence and restricts user-level access to the secure environment by taking control over the secure environment memory. Taking such control may include disabling DMA controllers, configuring at least one memory controller for access to the secure environment, preventing the execution of instructions fetched from outside the secure environment, and only permitting execution of instructions fetched from within the secure environment. Secure engine program instructions are then executed to disable interrupts, perform at least one secure operation, and re-enable interrupts after performing the at least one secure operation. Control over the secure environment memory is released, which can include clearing memory, re-enabling DMA controllers, and restoring memory controller parameters.

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


Pistol activity recording device
Patent No. 10783258 

Inventor(s): James Clinton Estes, III (Weatherford, TX), Roger Forrester (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15828416 on 11/30/2017 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device mountable on a pistol holster configured for detecting when a pistol is removed from the holster and, when removed, for activating a controller to receive, process, and record in memory audio signals from a microphone and to receive, process, and record in memory motion and compass direction signals. A connector is provided for transferring signal data to an external device configured with software for analyzing the acoustical characteristic of gunshots.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a unary correlithm object logic gate
Patent No. 10783297 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15783738 on 10/13/2017 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a unary correlithm object logic function gate comprises a memory and a logic engine. The memory stores a logical operator truth table that includes a plurality of input logical values and a plurality of output logical values. These logical values are represented by correlithm objects. The logic engine receives an input and determines the Hamming distance between the correlithm object of the input and the correlithm objects of the truth table to determine the appropriate output.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a binary correlithm object logic gate
Patent No. 10783298 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15783785 on 10/13/2017 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a binary correlithm object logic function gate comprises a memory and a logic engine. The memory stores a logical operator truth table that includes first and second groups of input logical values and a group of output logical values. These logical values are represented by correlithm objects. The logic engine receives first and second inputs and determines the Hamming distance between the correlithm objects of the inputs and the correlithm objects of the truth table to determine the appropriate output.

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


Object detection using shadows
Patent No. 10783384 

Inventor(s): David B. Auner (South Lyon, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16050377 on 07/31/2018 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some objects in an external environment of a vehicle may be difficult to detect by a human driver or by vehicle sensors. Such object may be indirectly detected using information in the external environment of the vehicle. Sensor data of the external environment of the vehicle can be acquired using one or more sensors, which can be located onboard the vehicle. An external transmitter or transmission can be detected based on the acquired sensor data. The acquired sensor data can also be used to identify the external transmitter or transmission. A shadow can be detected in the acquired sensor data. An object in the external environment can be detected using at least in part the detected shadow. In some instances, a characteristic associated with the identified external transmitter or transmission can also be used to detect the object and/or one or more characteristics of the object.

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


Transmitting tag
Patent No. 10783418 

Inventor(s): Paul James Garrity (Rockwall, TX), Ross Eliot Teggatz (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): SEMTECH CORPORATION (Camarillo, CA)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160306 on 10/15/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tag is provided that includes a battery having a printed anode and cathode. A printed circuit connection layer is formed in one of the anode or the cathode. A printed antenna is formed in one of the anode or the cathode. A low-power transmitter coupled to the circuit connection layer.

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


Extracting facts from unstructured data
Patent No. 10783448 

Inventor(s): Cynthia Revol (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLATIRON HEALTH, INC. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15211250 on 07/15/2016 (1530 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, to present a video. One of the methods includes obtaining one or more unstructured documents. The method includes obtaining, by a computer system, a data model, the data model identifying a type of fact that can be determined from the one or more unstructured documents. The method includes determining, by the computer system, a channel to extract facts from the document based on the type of fact. The method includes distributing, by the computer system, the one or more unstructured documents to the channel. The method includes extracting, by the channel, facts from the one or more unstructured documents. The method also includes storing the facts in a data model.

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


Application usage and process monitoring in an enterprise environment having agent session recording for process definition
Patent No. 10783474 

Inventor(s): Eshai Livne (Karkour, , IL), Itai Nahshon (Haifa, , IL), Paul Harold Leamon (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): IEX CORPORATION (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13340177 on 12/29/2011 (3190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A real-time activity monitor (RTAM) operates within or in association with a machine (such as a desktop) within a back office environment to automatically track and record desktop processing activities, application usage, as well as manual processing. The real-time activity monitor provides visibility into real-time task processing at the client desktop to enable an enterprise to address back office operational inefficiencies that are exposed by the data. According to a further feature, a recording approach is used to enable a user of the system to automatically define processes and tasks to be monitored. The approach obviates manual configuration by recording application usage actions and then using these interactions as a template for a new process object to be monitored. In an alternative embodiment, the process recorder captures screenshots and enables screen element bookmarking.

[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 to incorporate node fulfillment capacity and network average capacity utilization in balancing fulfillment load across retail supply networks
Patent No. 10783483 

Inventor(s): Saurabh Gupta (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15153921 on 05/13/2016 (1593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for evaluating node fulfillment capacity in node order assignment. The method includes receiving by a network average capacity utilization cost module an electronic record of a current order. The method includes retrieving data of a plurality of nodes, calculating an actual capacity utilization on an expected date, and determining a probability of backlog on the expected date. The method includes generating a network average capacity utilization cost model, automatically converting a regular labor cost or a overtime labor cost into a capacity utilization cost, and transmitting the capacity utilization cost of each node to an order fulfillment engine. The method includes receiving by the engine the current order, the processing cost data, and the capacity utilization cost. The method includes automatically calculating a fulfillment cost and identifying a node with the lowest fulfillment cost for assignment.

[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 for managing, storing and providing shared digital content to users in a user relationship defined group in a multi-platform environment
Patent No. 10783503 

Inventor(s): George Vanecek, Jr. (Madison, WI), Guangbin Fan (Santa Clara, CA), Jiafeng Zhu (San Ramon, CA), Nino Vidovic (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690583 on 08/30/2017 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for managing, storing and providing shared digital content to a group of users in a multi-platform environment, comprising a cloud storage component configured to store digital content items that are shared by members in a user relationship defined group, and a cloud service component configured to provide one of the digital content items to a first platform for a first member of the user relationship defined group in a format suitable for the first platform and to a second platform for a second member of the user relationship defined group in a format suitable for the second platform, wherein the first platform and the second platform are different platforms.

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


Third-party provider method and system
Patent No. 10783529 

Inventor(s): Kermit D. Lopez (Dallas, TX), Luis M. Ortiz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Rateze Remote Mgmt LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15688347 on 08/28/2017 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for processing negotiable economic credits through, or at the request of, a hand held device in association with a third-party provider communicative with the hand held device and/or a point of sale. At least one negotiable economic credit can be transferred from a third-party provider communicative with the hand held device to the hand held device and/or point of sale. The negotiable economic credit can be stored within a memory of the hand held device and/or point of sale for retrieval and processing at a point of sale associated with a retail establishment and/or by a hand held device. The negotiable economic credit can be associated with a security module for protecting the privacy of the negotiable economic credit. A user profile can be compiled for utilization during the retrieval of the negotiable economic credit.

[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]


Image analysis and identification using machine learning with output personalization
Patent No. 10783580 

Inventor(s): Arjun Dugal (Dallas, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Sanjiv Yajnik (Dallas, TX), Stephen Mic
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16165351 on 10/19/2018 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for processing an image using machine learning are provided. The system includes a processor in communication with a client device, and a storage medium storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to perform operations including: receiving an image of a vehicle from the client device; extracting one or more features from the image; determining a make and a model of the vehicle based on the extracted features and using a machine learning algorithm. The operations also include: obtaining user information relating to a financing request for the vehicle; determining and transmitting to the client device a real-time quote for the vehicle based on the make, the model, and the user information.

[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]


Monitored alerts
Patent No. 10783583 

Inventor(s): Jefferson Crew (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15146406 on 05/04/2016 (1602 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which provide for customized alerts for a user. Alerts may be described by a set of alert parameters. Alert parameters include the type of alerts, the frequency of alerts, and the content of the alerts. While the alert parameters may initially be set based upon the users explicitly entered preferences, the system may monitor one or more indicators to dynamically adjust one or more of the alert parameters. As the indicators allow the automated portfolio management system to respond to the needs of a user, these alerts may increase the personalization of automated portfolio management systems.

[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 managing restaurant customer data elements
Patent No. 10783596 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913460 on 03/06/2018 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention is a system and method for managing restaurant customer data elements.

[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]


Device for and method of enhancing quality of an image
Patent No. 10783617 

Inventor(s): Hamid Rahim Sheikh (Allen, TX), Ibrahim E. Pekkucuksen (Plano, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16038296 on 07/18/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to enhance quality of an image comprises receiving the image; identifying a region of the image associated with an object in the image; applying first image processing for the object in the image; applying second image processing on the remaining portions of the image.

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


Machine learning systems and method for assessment, healing prediction, and treatment of wounds
Patent No. 10783632 

Inventor(s): Brian McCall (Dallas, TX), Faliu Yi (Allen, TX), Jason Dwight (Dallas, TX), Jeffrey E. Thatcher (Irving, TX), John Michael DiMaio (Dallas, TX), Kevin Plant (Dallas, TX), Peiran Quan (Dallas, TX), Ronald Baxter (Grand
Assignee(s): SPECTRAL MD, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738911 on 01/09/2020 (257 days app to issue)

Abstract: Machine learning systems and methods are disclosed for prediction of wound healing, such as for diabetic foot ulcers or other wounds, and for assessment implementations such as segmentation of images into wound regions and non-wound regions. Systems for assessing or predicting wound healing can include a light detection element configured to collect light of at least a first wavelength reflected from a tissue region including a wound, and one or more processors configured to generate an image based on a signal from the light detection element having pixels depicting the tissue region, determine reflectance intensity values for at least a subset of the pixels, determine one or more quantitative features of the subset of the plurality of pixels based on the reflectance intensity values, and generate a predicted or assessed healing parameter associated with the wound over a predetermined time interval.

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


Handling duplicate points in point cloud compression
Patent No. 10783668 

Inventor(s): Indranil Sinharoy (Richardson, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16219433 on 12/13/2018 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoder, an encoder and a method for decoding 3D point cloud data. The decoder includes a communication interface configured to receive an encoded bit stream comprising the 3D point cloud data and a processor. The processor is configured to decode the bit stream to identify a plurality of 2D frames; identify corresponding pixels in two or more geometry frames in the plurality of 2D frames based on locations of the corresponding pixels in the two or more geometry frames; identify depth values of the corresponding pixels in the two or more geometry frames; identify duplicate points in at least one of the two or more geometry frames based on the identified depth values of the corresponding pixels in the two or more geometry frames; and remove or ignore the identified duplicate points while reconstructing the 3D point cloud data.

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


Systems and methods for determining mass properties of a modeled object
Patent No. 10783708 

Inventor(s): George Allen (Shanghai, , CN), Suraj Ravi Musuvathy (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16468550 on 03/14/2017 (1288 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for product design and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a modeled object having a surface and a non-homogeneous density distribution. The method includes tessellating the surface of the object into a set of triangles defined by triangle vertices. The method includes selecting a reference point for the object. The method includes, for each triangle in the tessellation, constructing a tetrahedron, the tetrahedron defined by tetrahedron vertices that include the vertices of the corresponding triangle and the reference point, determining a material density at each of the tetrahedron vertices, and computing mass properties for the tetrahedron using the material density at each of the tetrahedron vertices. The method includes aggregating the mass properties of the tetrahedrons. The method includes storing the aggregated mass properties of the tetrahedrons as the mass properties of the object.

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


Intruder detection method and apparatus
Patent No. 10783759 

Inventor(s): Honglei Wang (Shenzhen, , CN), Xiaobo Wang (San Jose, CA), Xinmin Ding (San Jose, CA), Zhijie Huo (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16457198 on 06/28/2019 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intruder detection method is provided, comprising a security server sending a verification prompt to a device in a controlled-access area, based on an entry indication of an entrant into the controlled-access area, with the verification prompt indicating the entrant should perform a predefined verification action, the security server receiving entrant behavior information, the security server comparing the entrant behavior information to a behavior model of a set of authorized persons associated with the controlled-access area, with the behavior model including the verification prompt, and the security server generating an intruder indication if the entrant behavior information does not match a behavior sequence included in the behavior model.

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


Custom rack for scalable position tracking system
Patent No. 10783762 

Inventor(s): Deepanjan Paul (Plano, TX), Ryan Robert Strong (Plano, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663669 on 10/25/2019 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rack for a scalable tracking system includes weight sensors disposed on shelves that hold items. The weight sensors detect the weight of the items and communicates signals indicating that weight to a circuit board positioned in the rack. The circuit board communicates these detected weights to a weight server that determines, based on these weights, whether items were removed from the shelves.

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


Intelligent road markers
Patent No. 10783779 

Inventor(s): Eduard J. Vandersmitte (McKinney, TX), Scott R. Meyer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16529581 on 08/01/2019 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for intelligent road markers. An intelligent road marker comprises a transceiver; a hardware processor; and a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium encoded with instructions executable by the hardware processor to perform a method comprising: receiving a message via the transceiver, the message describing a condition related to a road where the intelligent road marker is deployed; determining a direction in which the message is to be propagated; selecting another one of a plurality of the intelligent road markers according to the determined direction, and a stored deployment pattern of the intelligent road markers; and causing the transceiver to transmit the message to the selected intelligent road marker.

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


Systems and methods for automated vehicle tracking for readiness with limited human interaction
Patent No. 10783792 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660001 on 10/22/2019 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein may facilitate an automated vehicle tracking for readiness with limited human interaction. One method comprises: receiving vehicle-specific identifying information of a vehicle requested for a test drive, a rental use, or a lease; prompt the placement of the vehicle within a first predetermined area; determining that the vehicle is entering the first predetermined area to begin the test drive, the rental use, or the lease; generating, using one or more image sensors associated with the first predetermined area, first multimedia content showing an aspect of the vehicle; determining that the vehicle is entering a second predetermined area to end the test drive, the rental use, or the lease; generating, using the one or more image sensors, second multimedia content showing the aspect of the vehicle; analyzing the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content to determine a difference in the aspect of the vehicle; generating, based on the difference, an assessment of the vehicle; and generating an indication prompting attention to the vehicle.

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


Drum Wah
Patent No. 10783860 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Jin-Sung Ham (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15237483 on 08/15/2016 (1499 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drum and pitch adjustment device for a drum includes a drum with a sound producing membrane, a device for applying pressure to the sound producing membrane, and a cable configured to the device for applying and releasing pressure to the sound producing membrane, changing the pitch of the drum, but goes back to the drum”s original pitch when absent this force. A hand operated lever, located on the side of the drum, operates the cable which makes the pressure device push up against the sound producing membrane and changing it”s pitch. Absent this force, the drum goes back to its original pitch, which creates different tonal variety when played in real-time.

[G10D] STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (non-musical aspects of musical toy instruments A63H 5/00; organs, harmoniums or like musical instruments with associated blowing apparatus G10B; pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments with one or more keyboards G10C; automatic musical instruments G10F; electrophonic musical instruments G10H; instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means or electronic generators, or in which the tones are synthesised from a data store G10H)


Cognitive agent disambiguation
Patent No. 10783886 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006153 on 06/12/2018 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system where a processor(s) continuously obtains, from devices in a group of devices within a defined geographic proximity to each other, processing requests. Each request is a result of a device in the group of devices receiving and interpreting a voice command issued within a geographic area comprising the group of devices. The processor(s) buffers, in a memory resource, a portion of the processing requests obtained within a defined time interval. The processor(s) determines there are duplicate processing requests in the portion. Based on determining there are duplicates, the processor(s) rejects the duplicates. The processor(s) selects a specific device to execute each processing request from the devices where the request and the duplicates of that request originated. The processor(s) utilize the specific device to execute the processing request.

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


Voltage reference computations for memory decision feedback equalizers
Patent No. 10783937 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16723570 on 12/20/2019 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a signal input to receive a data input as part of a bit stream. The device also includes a reference input to receive a reference signal. The device further includes push circuitry to receive a first weight value, receive a first correction value, and generate a push signal based on the first weight value and the first correction value to selectively modify the data input as well as pull circuitry to receive a second weight value, receive a second correction value, and generate a pull signal based on the second weight value and the second correction value to selectively modify the data input.

[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)


Distributed mode registers in memory devices
Patent No. 10783968 

Inventor(s): Gary L. Howe (Allen, TX), Thanh K. Mai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520071 on 07/23/2019 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a plurality of memory banks, a plurality of mode registers that may control an operational mode associated with each of the plurality of memory banks, and a set of global wiring lines coupled to each of the plurality of mode registers. The set of global wiring lines may include a first global wiring line to transmit data to each of the plurality of mode registers, a second global wiring line to transmit an address signal to each of the plurality of mode registers, a third global wiring line to transmit a read command signal to each of the plurality of mode registers, and a fourth global wiring line to transmit a write command signal to each of the plurality of mode registers.

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


Methods for parity error synchronization and memory devices and systems employing the same
Patent No. 10783980 

Inventor(s): Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX), William C. Waldrop (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975697 on 05/09/2018 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods providing for a parity error synchronization based on a programmed parity latency value by delaying an activation of a command disable signal to disable internal commands such that the command disable signal activates just prior to the parity error command.

[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)


Testing solid state devices before completing manufacture
Patent No. 10784172 

Inventor(s): Cody Michael Berger (Melissa, TX), Ramana Tadepalli (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15897879 on 02/15/2018 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a method for manufacturing a solid state device comprises forming a first layer of the solid state device; forming a conductive layer of the solid state device above the first layer, the conductive layer having an access pad formed on an end of the conductive layer; applying a voltage to the conductive layer using the access pad, the voltage forming an electric field in an area of the first layer beneath the conductive layer; and completing manufacture of the solid state device after applying the voltage.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for securely establishing credential data for a computing device
Patent No. 10785219 

Inventor(s): Christopher Michael Davis (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14942332 on 11/16/2015 (1772 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for securely establishing credential data for a computing device are disclosed. According to one example, a method includes assigning, by a credential manager, credential set data to a computing device and mapping the credential set data to a device identifier key associated with the computing device in a credential data store accessible by the credential manager. The method further includes receiving, from a provisioning service client, a credential set request message including the device identifier key by the credential manager in response to an activation of the computing device at a customer location site and sending, by the credential manager to the provisioning service client, the credential set data for authenticating the computing device at the customer location site.

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


DLP color projector
Patent No. 10785459 

Inventor(s): Gregory Scott Pettitt (Sherman, TX), Zhongyan Sheng (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235883 on 12/28/2018 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a digital light processing color projector includes light emitters configured to collectively emit light at multiple wavelengths, multiple light directing elements forming an illumination path having at least one aperture stop, a micromirror array coupled to a substrate, an aperture located at the aperture stop, and a filter with a selected color transmittance profile located at or near the aperture stop. The light directing elements are configured to direct light towards the micromirror array as illumination light. An aperture width determines a diameter of the illumination light. A micromirror on-state reflects the illumination light as on-state light. The substrate reflects the illumination light as flat-state light. The light directing elements direct on-state light through the aperture to a projector output. The filter filters flat-state light in an overlap region of the on-state light and flat-state light, or an illumination light portion corresponding to overlap region.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Energy generation
Patent No. 10779635 

Inventor(s): Connor Garrison (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, DC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15275543 on 09/26/2016 (1457 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to energy generation. A housing can retain a spring coupled to a gear set. As the spring experiences linear compression and extension, the spring can cause rotational movement in the gear set. The rotational movement from the gear set can cause rotation of a rotational magnet. The rotational magnet, when rotated about a coil set, can convert an energy. The energy can be used to charge a battery.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


Integrated circuits having self-calibrating oscillators, and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 10782727 

Inventor(s): Angelo William Pereira (Allen, TX), Pinar Korkmaz (Allen, TX), Sujan Kundapur Manohar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16194784 on 11/19/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: Integrated circuits having self-calibrating oscillators, and methods of operating the same are disclosed. A disclosed example integrated circuit includes a clock generator, a comparator having a first input connected to an output of the clock generator and a second input connected to a reference voltage, a calibration done detector having an input connected to an output of the comparator and an output communicatively coupled to a calibration code register.

[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]


Sealed electrical contact system
Patent No. 10784058 

Inventor(s): Federico Romero (Corpus Christi, TX)
Assignee(s): Overhead Door Corporation (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15589307 on 05/08/2017 (1233 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sealed electrical contact system includes at least one male electrical contact with at least one annular flange and a male conductive contact. At least one female electrical contact includes a receptacle and a female conductive contact disposed in the receptacle. The at least one annular flange is configured to contact an inner surface of the receptacle when the male conductive contact contacts the female conductive contact and closes a circuit.

[H01H] ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES (contact cables H01B 7/10; electrolytic self-interrupters H01G 9/18; emergency protective circuit arrangements H02H; switching by electronic means without contact-making H03K 17/00)


Method of etching microelectronic mechanical system features in a silicon wafer
Patent No. 10784115 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI), Kenneth E. Goodson (Portola Valley, CA), Ki Wook Jung (Santa Clara, CA), Mehdi Asheghi (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507272 on 07/10/2019 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of etching features in a silicon wafer includes coating a top surface and a bottom surface of the silicon wafer with a mask layer having a lower etch rate than an etch rate of the silicon wafer, removing one or more portions of the mask layer to form a mask pattern in the mask layer on the top surface and the bottom surface of the silicon wafer, etching one or more top surface features into the top surface of the silicon wafer through the mask pattern to a depth plane located between the top surface and the bottom surface of the silicon wafer at a depth from the top surface, coating the top surface and the one or more top surface features with a metallic coating, and etching one or more bottom surface features into the bottom surface of the silicon wafer through the mask pattern to the target depth plane.

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


Methods and apparatus for a semiconductor device having bi-material die attach layer
Patent No. 10784188 

Inventor(s): Rongwei Zhang (Plano, TX), Vikas Gupta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16443653 on 06/17/2019 (463 days app to issue)

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

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


Method of making leadframe strip
Patent No. 10784190 

Inventor(s): Anis Fauzi bin Abdul Aziz (Kedah, , MY), Lee Han [email protected] Lee (Johor, , MY), Wei Fen Sueann Lim (Melaka, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15680499 on 08/18/2017 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leadframe strip for use in making leaded integrated circuit packages includes a plurality of integrally connected leadframes that each have a die attach pad and first and second dam bars located adjacent to opposite first and second sides of the die attach pad, respectively. A plurality of continuous lead structures extend, uninterrupted by other structure, between opposing ones of the dam bars of horizontally adjacent leadframes. The plurality of integrally connected leadframes are arranged in a plurality of vertical columns, wherein die attach pads in one vertical column are vertically offset from die attach pads in adjacent vertical columns.

[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]


IC with thin film resistor with metal walls
Patent No. 10784193 

Inventor(s): Benjamin James Timmer (Dallas, TX), Gregory Boyd Shinn (Dallas, TX), Honglin Guo (Dallas, TX), Qi-Zhong Hong (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047889 on 07/27/2018 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a substrate having a semiconductor surface layer with functional circuitry for realizing at least one circuit function, with an inter level dielectric (ILD) layer on a metal layer that is above the semiconductor surface layer. A thin film resistor (TFR) including a TFR layer is on the ILD layer. At least one vertical metal wall is on at least two sides of the TFR. The metal walls include at least 2 metal levels coupled by filled vias. The functional circuitry is outside the metal walls.

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


Power rail for standard cell block
Patent No. 10784198 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15681243 on 08/18/2017 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit including a substrate, a series of metal layers, and a series of insulating layers. The metal layers and the insulating layers are alternately arranged in a stack on the substrate. The semiconductor integrated circuit also includes at least two standard cells in the substrate and at least one power rail crossing over boundaries of the at least two standard cells. The power rail includes a vertical section of conductive material extending continuously through at least two vertical levels of the stack. The two vertical levels of the stack include one metal layer and one insulating layer. The insulating layer is above the metal 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]


Internally stacked NPN with segmented collector
Patent No. 10784251 

Inventor(s): Akram Ali Salman (Plano, TX), Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371960 on 04/01/2019 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a plurality of first n-type regions and a plurality of second n-type regions that each intersect a surface of a substrate. The first n-type regions are arranged in a first linear array within a first n-well and a second linear array within a second n-well. The first and second n-wells are each located within and separated by a first p-type region. The second n-type regions are located within and separated by a second p-type region. An n-type trench region is located between the first and second p-type regions. The n-type trench region extends into the substrate toward an n-type buried layer that extends under the first p-type region and the second p-type 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]


Air stable lithium sulfide cathode compositions, methods for producing them, and solid-state lithium batteries incorporating the same
Patent No. 10784505 

Inventor(s): Erika Nagai (Ann Arbor, MI), John Muldoon (Saline, MI), Patrick J. Bonnick (Ann Arbor, MI), Timothy S. Arthur (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059641 on 08/09/2018 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lithium sulfide (Li[subscript]2[/subscript]S[subscript]w[/subscript])-lithium phosphorus sulfide (Li[subscript]x[/subscript]P[subscript]y[/subscript]S[subscript]z[/subscript]) composite, electrochemical cells comprising the same, and methods for making the same are described herein. By the mechanochemical method described herein, the Li[subscript]2[/subscript]S[subscript]w[/subscript]Li[subscript]x[/subscript]P[subscript]y[/subscript]S[subscript]z [/subscript]composite can be formed and used as the active material in a positive electrode for a variety of electrochemical cells. It is shown herein that the composite is an electrochemically active cathode material. Further, it has been shown that the Li[subscript]2[/subscript]S[subscript]w[/subscript]Li[subscript]x[/subscript]P[subscript]y[/subscript]S[subscript]z [/subscript]composite shows increased resistance to decomposition and H[subscript]2[/subscript]S generation than Li[subscript]2[/subscript]S.

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


Electromagnetic knot applications in radio waves for wireless and photonics for quantum computing
Patent No. 10784569 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16579298 on 09/23/2019 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for transmitting signals includes processing circuitry for receiving at least one input signal for transmission from the processing circuitry to a second location. Electromagnetic knot processing circuitry receives processed signals from the first processing circuitry and applies an electromagnetic knot to the received processed signal before transmission to the second location. A first signal degradation caused by environmental factors of the electromagnetic knot processed signal is improved over a second signal degradation caused by the environmental factors of a non-electromagnetic knot processed signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Enhancing an auxiliary compartment of a modular bucket assembly in an arc resistant switchgear
Patent No. 10784660 

Inventor(s): Rahul Rajvanshi (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16815863 on 03/11/2020 (195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular bucket assembly of a low voltage switchgear includes a box shaped bucket having an interior bucket side wall, an exterior bucket side wall with vents in a first periphery, a bucket rear wall, a bucket top wall and a bucket bottom wall. All of the bucket walls define an auxiliary compartment of a switchgear cabinet. The vents in the exterior bucket side wall define an arc gas venting passage in communication with an interior of the auxiliary compartment for exhausting arc gasses to an exterior of the cabinet. The modular bucket assembly further comprises a metal enclosure mounted on the bucket bottom wall. The metal enclosure has a side opening with a second periphery such that the second periphery overlaps the first periphery of the exterior bucket side wall. The metal enclosure is configured to house direct power connected devices and protective fuses and withstand arc fault pressures.

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


System and method for maintaining battery life
Patent No. 10784703 

Inventor(s): Harshal S. Chhaya (Plano, TX), Thomas Brian Olson (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15046647 on 02/18/2016 (1678 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for monitoring current consumption of various subsystems and applications and adjusting functional parameters to ensure a constant current drain from the battery. The constant current drain can be dynamically adjusted based on a predetermined amount of battery life. A user can determine the amount of battery life to be required and the system adjusts current consumption of various subsystem components and applications to provide consistent and predictable battery life.

[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)


Switched-mode DC/DC converter having a bootstrapped high-side driver
Patent No. 10784764 

Inventor(s): Carsten Stoerk (Freising, , DE), Eduardas Jodka (Freising, , DE), Julian Becker (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265478 on 02/01/2019 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate driver for a high-side NMOS power transistor in a DC/DC boost converter includes first and second switches coupled in series between an output pin and the gate of the high-side transistor. A third switch is coupled between the gate and a switch-node between the high-side and low-side transistors, the switch node also being coupled to an input pin. Fourth and fifth switches are coupled in series between the output pin and a clamp pin. Sixth and seventh switch are coupled in series between the output pin and a ground pin. First and second bootstrap capacitors have respective first terminals coupled to a first node between the first and second switches. The first capacitor has a second terminal coupled to a node between the fourth and fifth switches; the second capacitor has a second terminal coupled to a node between the sixth and seventh switches.

[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]


Self-boost isolation device
Patent No. 10784776 

Inventor(s): Danyang Zhu (Cary, NC), Zhidong Liu (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126666 on 09/10/2018 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: An isolation device provides high common mode transient immunity without increasing the supply voltage rails in the transmitter side. In one aspect, the disclosed isolation device implements a self-boosting scheme to increase a voltage swing of a transmission signal under a lesser supply voltage rail. The disclosed isolation device includes a first stage circuit, a boost circuit, and a second stage circuit. The first stage circuit is configured to generate first and second signals each having a first voltage within a supply voltage range. The boost circuit is configured to provide a boosted voltage range greater than the supply voltage range responsive to at least one of the first or second signal. The second stage circuit is configured to generate an output signal based on either one of the first or second signal, such that the output signal has a second voltage within the boosted voltage range.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Output current boosting of capacitor-drop power supplies
Patent No. 10784777 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Morroni (Parker, TX), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16224457 on 12/18/2018 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A capacitor-drop power supply includes a rectifier and a switched capacitor converter coupled to the rectifier. The rectifier is configured to receive an alternating current (AC) signal at an AC voltage and convert the AC signal into a rectified direct current (DC) signal at a rectified voltage. The switched capacitor converter is configured to receive the rectified DC signal and generate a converter output signal at a converter voltage that is proportional to the rectified voltage and that is less than the AC 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]


Monitoring SMPS power switch voltage via switch drain source capacitance
Patent No. 10784785 

Inventor(s): Filippo Marino (Tremestieri, , IT), Salvatore Giombanco (Cassaro, , IT)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850177 on 12/21/2017 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch-mode power supply includes a power transistor, a transformer, and detection circuitry. The transformer includes a primary winding that is coupled to a drain terminal of the power transistor. The detection circuitry is coupled to a source terminal of the power transistor. The detection circuitry is operable to monitor signal present on the drain terminal via parasitic drain-source capacitance of the power transistor while the power transistor is switched off, and to detect demagnetization of a secondary winding of the transformer via the monitored signal.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Current sense circuit stabilized over wide range of load current
Patent No. 10784829 

Inventor(s): Dattatreya Baragur Suryanarayana (Bengaluru, , IN), Kushal D Murthy (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16222849 on 12/17/2018 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a power transistor including a first control input and first and second current terminals, the second current terminal to be coupled to a load to provide current to the load. A second transistor includes a second control input and third and fourth current terminals, and the first and second control inputs connected together and the first and third current terminals connected together. A third transistor includes a third control input and fifth and sixth current terminals. A fourth transistor includes a fourth control input and seventh and eighth current terminals, and the seventh current terminal is coupled to the fourth and fifth current terminals. An amplifier amplifies a difference between voltages on the second and fourth current terminals. An output of the amplifier is coupled to the third control input and a diode device is connected between the third and fourth control inputs.

[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)


Energy storage element control circuit
Patent No. 10784849 

Inventor(s): Bradford Lawrence Hunter (Spicewood, TX), Christopher Lee Betty (Arlington, TX), Kenneth J. Maggio (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555563 on 08/29/2019 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: An energy storage element control circuit includes a charge transistor having a first node adapted to be coupled to an output node of the energy storage element control circuit and a second node adapted to be coupled to a terminal of an energy storage element. The energy storage control circuit also includes a boot capacitor having a first node and a second node. The energy storage element further includes a comparator that includes a first input node coupled to the first node of the charge transistor and a second input node adapted to be coupled to the terminal of the energy storage element. The comparator also includes an output node.

[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]


Adaptive gate drivers and related methods and systems
Patent No. 10784857 

Inventor(s): Adam Lee Shook (Carrollton, TX), Xiong Li (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428455 on 05/31/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: Adaptive gate drivers and related methods and systems are disclosed. An example gate driver system includes a comparator, a latch having first and second inputs and outputs, the first input coupled to the comparator, a timer having an input and an output, the input coupled to the first output of the latch, the output coupled to the second input of the latch, control logic having an input and first and second outputs, the input coupled to the second output of the latch, first and second transistors having a gate, a first buffer having an input and an output, the input coupled to the first output of the control logic, the output coupled to the gate of the first transistor, and a second buffer having an input and an output, the input coupled to the second output of the control logic, the output coupled to the gate of the second transistor.

[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]


Transformer based gate drive circuit
Patent No. 10784859 

Inventor(s): Michael S. Hockema (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520253 on 07/23/2019 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate drive circuit for generating asymmetric drive voltages comprises a gate drive transformer comprising: a primary winding responsive to a pulse width module (PWM) input signal to generate a bipolar signal having a positive bias voltage and a negative bias voltage; and a secondary winding responsive to the bipolar signal to generate a PWM output signal. A first charge pump is connected to the secondary winding responsive to the PWM output signal to generate a level shifted PWM output signal. A second charge pump is connected to the secondary winding to generate a readjusted PWM output signal by decreasing at least a portion of the level shifted PWM output signal. A gate switching device is connected to the first charge pump and second charge pump. A level shifted PWM output signal establishes an ON condition and the readjusted PWM output signal establishes an OFF condition of the gate MOSFET.

[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]


Supply difference controlled cross-coupled level shifting circuit
Patent No. 10784867 

Inventor(s): Ajith Kumar Narayanasetty (Bangalore, , IN), Amar Kanteti (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16445915 on 06/19/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: A level shifting circuit for a voltage level translator includes first and second cross-coupled level shifters, each coupled between an output supply voltage and a lower rail and further coupled to receive first and second input control signals and to provide an output control signal. The second cross-coupled level shifter includes a first PMOS transistor coupled in series with a first NMOS transistor and a second PMOS transistor coupled in series with a second NMOS transistor. When an input supply voltage is less than a VCCI trigger associated with the output supply voltage, only the first and second NMOS transistors are coupled to contribute to the output control signal and when the input supply voltage is equal to or greater than the VCCI trigger, only the first and second PMOS transistors are coupled to contribute to the output control signal.

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


Square wave-to-sine wave converter
Patent No. 10784873 

Inventor(s): Kemal Safak Demirci (Dallas, TX), Qunying Li (Allen, TX), Shanmuganand Chellamuthu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16391865 on 04/23/2019 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a bandpass filter and a self-tracking circuit. The bandpass filter has a first input node configured to receive an input square wave signal and an output node configured to provide an output sine wave signal. The bandpass filter includes a first binary-weighted programmable resistor array. The self-tracking circuit includes a second input node coupled to the output node. The self-tracking circuit includes a counter, and the counter includes an output node coupled to the first binary weighted programmable resistor array.

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


Loop filter for a phase-locked loop
Patent No. 10784875 

Inventor(s): Krishnaswamy Nagaraj (Plano, TX), Wei Fu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231568 on 12/23/2018 (639 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a first filter, a plurality of binary-weighted capacitors, and a current source device. The circuit also includes a first plurality of switches. Each of the first plurality of switches is connected to a separate capacitor of the plurality of binary-weighted capacitors. The first plurality of switches are connected together, and the first plurality of switches are not connected to the first filter. A second plurality of switches is also included, and each of the second plurality of switches is connected to a separate capacitor of the plurality of binary-weighted capacitors and to the first filter and to a control input of the current source device. The first plurality of switches are not connected to the control input.

[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]


PSI5 base current sampling in synchronous mode
Patent No. 10784917 

Inventor(s): Darren J. Rollman (Richardson, TX), Michael J. Zroka (Marengo, IL), Sri Navaneethakrishnan Easwaran (Plano, TX), Ted F. Lekan (Chicago, IL)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16521170 on 07/24/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multiple sensors are coupled to a first pin of a PSI5 transceiver to receive a sensor bus signal. A Manchester decoder is coupled to a second pin and a battery is coupled to a third pin. A comparator receives a first voltage that is proportional to a current on the sensor bus signal and a second voltage that is proportional to a base current on the sensor bus signal and sends a data output signal to the second pin. A sample-and-hold circuit captures a third voltage used to effect the second voltage responsive to a high value on a base current sampling signal. A base-current-renewal circuit detects edge transitions on the data output signal and when the data output signal has no edge transitions for a period of time greater than a gap time defined in a PSI5 standard, sets the base current sampling signal high.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Systems and methods for bandwidth expansion and frequency scaling
Patent No. 10784935 

Inventor(s): Eran Pisek (Allen, TX), Farooq Khan (Allen, TX), Khalil Haddad (Allen, TX), Khurram Muhammad (Fort Worth, TX), Paul Gilliland (Allen, TX), Robert Clark Daniels (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15642308 on 07/05/2017 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless transmitter includes a signal processing circuit configured to generate a plurality of first and second spatial streams signals. The transmitter includes a frequency shift circuit configured to selectively apply different frequency shifts to the first and second spatial streams signals. A wireless receiver includes a frequency shift circuit configured to selectively apply different frequency shifts to the received first and second spatial streams signals. The receiver also includes a signal processing circuit configured to process the first and second frequency shifted signals.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Robust system information delivery on subset of beams
Patent No. 10784945 

Inventor(s): Manivannan Thyagarajan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16277242 on 02/15/2019 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for robust system information (SI) delivery are provided. One method may include receiving, by a network node, a SI request from a UE, and transmitting an acknowledgement of the SI request to the UE. In one example, the method may include selecting, by the network node, a subset of downlink beams for transmitting the requested SI message. In an embodiment, the selecting may include selecting the subset of downlink beams based on SI requests associated with SS/PBCH blocks, and the subset of downlink beams associated with the SI requests are used for the delivery of an SI message.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Apparatus and method for beam failure recovery
Patent No. 10784948 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Young Hoon Kwon (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16560779 on 09/04/2019 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for identifying a user equipment beam index in a base station. The base station indicates one or more resources assigned to the user equipment within a beam failure random access channel (BRACH) resource, and transmits one or more synchronization signal block resources and one or more new beam identification reference signal resources to the user equipment. The base station then receives one of the resources from a group of the one or more resources within the BRACH resource assigned to the user equipment corresponding to the BRACH resource, and identifies a preferred beam index of the user equipment based on information in the BRACH resource and the received one of the resources.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System for millimeter wave building penetration using beam forming and beam steering
Patent No. 10784962 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16808990 on 03/04/2020 (202 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes first circuitry, located on an exterior of the building, for transmitting and receiving signals at a first frequency that experience losses when penetrating into an interior of the building, converting the received signals at the first frequency into a first format that overcome losses caused by penetrating into the interior of the building over a wireless communications link and converting received signals in the first format into the signals in the first frequency. The first circuitry receives the signals at the first frequency that are transmitted to the first circuitry using beam forming and beam steering. A first antenna associated with the first circuitry transmits the signals in the first format into the interior of the building via a wireless communications link and receives signals from the interior of the building in the first format via the wireless communications link. Second circuitry, located on the interior of the building and communicatively linked with the first circuitry via the wireless communications link, receives and transmits the converted received signals in the first format that counteracts the losses caused by penetrating into the interior of the building from/to the first circuitry. A second antenna associated with the second circuitry transmits the signals in the first format to the exterior of the building via the wireless communications link and receives signals from the exterior o

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Systems and methods for automatically tuning a radio system to a preferred channel
Patent No. 10784975 

Inventor(s): Joshua Babcock (Dallas, TX), Scott Meyer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541457 on 08/15/2019 (404 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computing devices are disclosed. For example, a computing device includes one or more processors and one or more databases. The computing device includes one or more non-transitory memory modules storing machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to: receive a plurality of event flags, wherein each event flag of the plurality of event flags is associated with a respective broadcasted audio signal of a plurality of broadcasted audio signals; compare the plurality of event flags to a user profile stored within the one or more databases, wherein the user profile comprises preference characteristics associated with a user; determine whether one or more event flags matches a set of preference characteristics of the user profile; and transmit a notification signal to a vehicle in response to the one or more event flags matching the set of preference characteristics of the user profile.

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


Systems and methods for UE-specific beam management for high frequency wireless communication
Patent No. 10785001 

Inventor(s): Diana Maamari (Palatine, IL), George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL), Majid Ghanbarinejad (Rolling Meadows, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffma
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15671948 on 08/08/2017 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: A physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region of a subframe may include a reference signal (RS) section that includes one or more of a beam-scanning subsection, a transmit (TX) beam-tracking subsection, a receive (RX) beam-tracking subsection, and a channel state information (CSI) subsection. Reference signals in the TX beam-tracking subsection may be used to update TX analog beams. Reference signals in the RX beam-tracking subsection may be used to update RX analog beams. Reference signals in the beam-scanning subsection may be used to evaluate different combinations of TX and RX analog beams for use in a future directional data transmission. Reference signals in the CSI subsection may be transmitted over quasi-co-located (QCL) antenna ports, and may be used for purposes of channel estimation.

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


Systems and methods for adaptation in a wireless network
Patent No. 10785003 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242872 on 01/08/2019 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method of network node operation includes indicating, by a first network node, to a first UE, a first number of REs in a first set of RBs for a first reference signal, transmitting, by the first network node, to the first UE, the first reference signal in accordance with the first number of REs and a first precoding in a first subframe, receiving, by the first network node, from the first UE, a report indicating a first MCS in accordance with a level of signal and interference measured by the first UE, wherein the measurement is restricted to the first reference signal, and transmitting, by the first network node, a first data with the indicated first MCS and the first precoding in a second subframe, the first data being transmitted on a second number of REs in the first set of RBs in the second subframe.

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


Multi-services gateway device at user premises
Patent No. 10785050 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15011843 on 02/01/2016 (1695 days app to issue)

Abstract: An application gateway including application service programming positioned at a user premises can provide voice controlled and managed services to a user and one or more endpoint devices associated with the application gateway. The application gateway can be controlled remotely by the application service provider through a service management center and configured to execute an application service provided from the application service provider. The application gateway can execute the application service at the user premises upon voice command by a user and independent of application services executing on the application service provider”s network. An application service logic manager can communicate with an application service enforcement manager to verify that the request conforms with the policy and usage rules associated with the application service in order to authorize execution of the application service on the application gateway, either directly or through endpoint devices.

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


Analog multiplexing scheme for decision feedback equalizers
Patent No. 10785067 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16526433 on 07/30/2019 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a voltage generator that generates a reference signal, a multi-level bias generator coupled to the voltage generator to receive the reference signal and generate a plurality of bias level signals based at least in part on the reference signal. The multi-level bias generator transmits the plurality of bias level signals to a plurality of multiplexers that each receive a select signal to select a subset of bias level signals of the plurality of bias level signals. The device also includes an adjustment circuit of a decision feedback equalizer that receives a respective selected subset of bias level signals from one multiplexer of the plurality of multiplexers and utilizes the respective selected subset of bias level signals to compensate for inter-symbol interference of a bit due to a previously received bit of a bit stream.

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


Automatically optimize parameters via machine learning
Patent No. 10785101 

Inventor(s): Jin Yang (Bridgewater, NJ), Xin Li (Xian, , CN), Ying Li (Hillsborough, NJ)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15684760 on 08/23/2017 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for configuring parameters in a wireless communications network. Parameter configurations resulting in a change to key quality indicator (KQI) and key performance indicator (KPI) measurements are determined based on collected data samples. The data samples are divided into subsets including a first subset including the data samples associated with the parameter configurations failing to result in the change to the KQI and KPI measurements, and a second subset including the data samples associated with the parameter configurations resulting in the change to the KQI and KPI measurements dependent upon satisfying conditions in the wireless communications network. The subsets of the data samples are then determined for using machine learning to optimize the parameter configurations, and subsets of the data samples are provided as an input to machine learning for the parameter configurations to optimize the wireless communications network.

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


Mechanism for automatic reconfiguration of stateful devices
Patent No. 10785104 

Inventor(s): Chase Alan Sylvester (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16666758 on 10/29/2019 (329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanism automatically reconfigures and later restores the network configuration and settings for network devices installed at one location according to configuration and settings of corresponding network devices installed at another location. This enables a user to access these network devices the same way in both locations. This mechanism further avoids having to perform any network reconfiguration of mobile devices that may be carried between the two locations.

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


Fault-tolerant monitoring of tunneled IP flows
Patent No. 10785111 

Inventor(s): Vignesh Janakiraman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems, Inc (Westford, MA)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15601475 on 05/22/2017 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for monitoring tunneled Internet Protocol (IP) traffic in a communication network includes monitoring tunnel signaling flows to determine relationships between tunnels and subscriber sessions for each established tunnel. A first tunnel signaling state is stored in a data repository for each established tunnel. The first tunnel signaling state is indicative of the determined relationship between the tunnel and corresponding subscriber sessions. A second tunnel signaling state is validated based on the stored first tunnel signaling state to identify incorrect association between a monitored tunnel and corresponding subscriber session, in response to detecting a monitoring gap.

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


Packet processing match and action pipeline structure with dependency calculation removing false dependencies
Patent No. 10785151 

Inventor(s): Patrick W. Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906944 on 02/27/2018 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment includes a plurality of tables in a hardware network for performing packet processing. Each table in the plurality of tables includes a table declaration. The table declaration includes a first set of fields used for input matching and a second set of fields used as inputs for action processing. A first table is selected from the plurality of tables. Successor tables to the first table are selected from the plurality of tables. There is a third set of fields for each successor table of the successor tables. The contents of the third set of fields are output fields where the output fields are modified by the first table when a next table of the first table is the successor table of the first table.

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


Intrusion detection in airborne platform
Patent No. 10785242 

Inventor(s): Gregory A. Ladd (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16008610 on 06/14/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method can include command and control of a computer network defense (CND) system using open mission (OMS) constructs. A mission data file (MDF) is processed. A target interface, which is a 1553B bus, is determined from the MDF. A CND capability message that extends an OMS capability message and indicates the target interface is encoded. A CND command message that extends an OMS command message is decoded. The CND command message is validated. The target interface is bound based on validation of the CND command message. A CND command status message is encoded based on validation of the CND command message. The CND command status message extends an OMS command status message.

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


Analysis of content distribution using an observation platform
Patent No. 10785274 

Inventor(s): Guy R. VanBuskirk (Grapevine, TX), Ravi Shankar Kumar (Richardson, TX), Shiva Cheedella (Dallas, TX), Steve Lucy (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Theatro Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16521823 on 07/25/2019 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for managing and distributing content and aggregation of data in a plurality of observation platforms are disclosed. A message is generated with content at a content distribution manager. A delivery of the message is scheduled and a plurality of specified devices are specified for delivery in a plurality of observation platforms at a designated time and/or location(s) via the content distribution manager, wherein the plurality of observation platforms are capable of receiving a signal from a first mobile device with a first characteristic that corresponds to an audible source and a second characteristic that corresponds to information indicative of a geographic position of the first mobile device and relaying the signal to a destination based on the first characteristic and/or the second characteristic. The message is delivered to the plurality of observation platforms which relays the message to the plurality of specified devices at the designated time.

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


Super-resolution in structured light imaging
Patent No. 10785463 

Inventor(s): Ibrahim Ethem Pekkucuksen (Dallas, TX), Vikram VijayanBabu Appia (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14322887 on 07/02/2014 (2274 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of image processing in a structured light imaging device is provided that includes capturing a plurality of images of a scene into which a structured light pattern is projected by a projector in the structured light imaging device, extracting features in each of the captured images, finding feature matches between a reference image of the plurality of captured images and each of the other images in the plurality of captured images, rectifying each of the other images to align with the reference image, wherein each image of the other images is rectified based on feature matches between the image and the reference image, combining the rectified other images and the reference image using interpolation to generate a high resolution image, and generating a depth image using the high resolution image.

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


Method and system for constraining tile processing overhead in video coding
Patent No. 10785482 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14013296 on 08/29/2013 (2581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encoding a picture of a video sequence in a bit stream that constrains tile processing overhead is provided. The method includes computing a maximum tile rate for the video sequence, computing a maximum number of tiles for the picture based on the maximum tile rate, and encoding the picture wherein a number of tiles used to encode the picture is enforced to be no more than the maximum number of tiles.

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


Methods and apparatus to measure audience composition and recruit audience measurement panelists
Patent No. 10785534 

Inventor(s): Madhusudhan Reddy Alla (Allen, 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: 16502480 on 07/03/2019 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to measure audience composition and recruit audience measurement panelists are disclosed. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a database to store audience measurement data associated with an audience member; a processor; and memory including machine readable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to: assign a flag to the audience measurement data when panel enrollment information for the audience member is not in the database; and, when the panel enrollment information is obtained within a threshold period of time after the flag is assigned, associate the audience measurement data with the audience member.

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


Method for end-to-end (E2E) user equipment (UE) trajectory network automation based on future UE location
Patent No. 10785634 

Inventor(s): Virgilio Fiorese (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16297423 on 03/08/2019 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for End-to-End (E2E) User Equipment (UE) trajectory network automation are herein provided. According to one aspect, a network node for E2E UE trajectory network automation, such as a Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF), receives, from a requesting entity, information identifying a future E2E UE trajectory, the E2E UE trajectory comprising a start location, an end location, and zero or more intermediate locations between the start location and the end location; calculates a E2E mobility trajectory prediction for the identified future E2E UE trajectory; and sends, to the requesting entity, the calculated E2E mobility trajectory prediction. The requesting entity may be a trusted entity or an untrusted entity, such as a Third Party Provider (3PP) outside of the trusted domain of the network. If the requesting entity selects a mobility trajectory, the network node sends mobility management and optimization information to a Radio Access Network node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Allocation of data radio bearers for quality of service flows
Patent No. 10785674 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255241 on 01/23/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method can include receiving information identifying a quality of service (QoS) flow for a communication session involving a user equipment (UE). The information can include a QoS profile and a QoS flow identifier (QFI). The method can include identifying, from a QoS profile, a QoS configuration identifier associated with the QoS flow and selecting a data radio bearer (DRB) for the communications associated with the QoS flow. The DRB can be selected based on a mapping of a plurality of DRBs to a plurality of QoS flows, and the mapping can be based on corresponding QoS configuration identifiers of the plurality of QoS flows. The method can include assigning the QoS flow to the selected DRB by adding the QFI of the QoS flow to the mapping relative to the selected DRB and causing the communications associated with the QoS flow to be transmitted using the selected DRB.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Self configuring and optimization of cell neighbors in wireless telecommunications networks
Patent No. 10785691 

Inventor(s): Harald Kallin (Sollentuna, , SE), Johan Moe (Mantorp, , SE)
Assignee(s): Unwired Planet, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16683613 on 11/14/2019 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile terminal assists in the updating of a neighbor cell list associated with a first cell of a wireless telecommunications network. The list comprises elements that identify other cells that have a neighbor cell relationship with the first cell. The mobile terminal comprises a radio transceiver; and a controller coupled to the radio transceiver.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Reception of downlink data for coordinated multi-point transmission in the event of fall-back
Patent No. 10785758 

Inventor(s): Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15070835 on 03/15/2016 (1652 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for fall-back rate-matching and timing for user equipment (UE) configured for downlink (DL) Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission (CoMP) are disclosed. In one embodiment, when a UE configured in DL CoMP receives a fall-back transmission, PDSCH is rate-matched around the serving cell CRS. In an alternative embodiment, when a UE configured in DL CoMP receives a fall-back transmission, PDSCH is rate-matched or uses timing around one of the cell-specific reference symbol (CRS) resource element (RE) set indicated by RRC-higher layer signaling. For example, PDSCH may be rate-matched or use timing around the first RRC higher layer configured CRS RE set.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Preamble group selection in random access of wireless networks
Patent No. 10785796 

Inventor(s): Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR), Shantanu Kangude (Dallas, TX), Zukang Shen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15489344 on 04/17/2017 (1254 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transport block size (TBS) of a first uplink message (RACH Msg3) transmitted on a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) during a random access procedure in a User Equipment (UE) accessing a radio access network may be determined by receiving a pathloss threshold parameter. A downlink pathloss value indicative of radio link conditions between the UE and a base station (eNB) serving the UE is then determined. A smaller value of TBS is selected from a set of TBS values if the determined pathloss value is greater than an operating power level of the UE minus the pathloss threshold parameter. A larger value of TBS is selected if the pathloss value is less than the operating power level of the UE minus the pathloss threshold parameter and the TBS required to transmit the RACH Msg3 exceeds the smaller TBS value.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless base stations and backhaul management
Patent No. 10785811 

Inventor(s): Hossam H. Hmimy (Allen, TX), Manish Jindal (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Charter Communications Operating, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Armis IP Law, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978600 on 05/14/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one configuration, a system includes resources in which to configure a base-band manager, a first virtual radio, a second virtual radio, and a third virtual radio. The first virtual radio is coupled to a first set of antenna elements of antenna hardware, which provide wireless connectivity to first communication devices in a first wireless coverage region. The second virtual radio is coupled to a second set of antenna elements of the antenna hardware, which provide wireless connectivity to second communication devices in a second wireless coverage region. The third radio communication hardware is coupled through a third set of antenna elements of the antenna hardware to a primary backhaul in communication with a remote network. The base-band manager couples the first virtual radio and the second communication resource to the third virtual radio, providing the first communication devices and the second communication devices access to a remote network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Seat cushion
Patent No. D896551 

Inventor(s): Joseph John Terndrup (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29677216 on 01/18/2019 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle shock tower
Patent No. D896709 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696563 on 06/28/2019 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined aircraft fuselage and empennage
Patent No. D896730 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Andrew Thomas Carter (Richland Hills, TX), Clegg Benjamin Brian Smith (Keller, TX), Derek Ray Eddins (Lantana, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort W
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707474 on 09/27/2019 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pump
Patent No. D896847 

Inventor(s): Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Insera Therapeutics, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29684193 on 03/19/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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