Dallas Invents: 138 Patents Granted for Week of Aug 10

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

Patents granted include:
• Avodah Inc.'s automated gesture identification using neural networks
The University of Texas System and Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University's yarn energy harvesters containing conducing nanomaterials
• Building Materials Investment Corp.'s hail resistant roofing system
Carefusion 303's variable dose dispensing system
• IBM's secure medication delivery
• Lintec of America's artificial muscle actuators
• London Johnson's white noise sound machine
• Nxgen Partners' miniaturized device to sterilize from covid-19 and other viruses

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 Aug. 10, 2021| Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 10
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 10
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 8
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 10
G: PHYSICS 41
H: ELECTRICITY 42

DESIGN: 14


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instrument Inc. (Dallas) 19
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 9
Toyota Motor Engineering North America (Plano) 9
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA) 4
Fortress Iron, LP (Garland) 4
True Velocity IP Holdings LLC 4
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 4
ATT Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA) 3
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 3

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Geoff T. Luczycki (Garland) 4
Kevin T. Burt (Dallas) 4
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 4
Adam Mukaty (Irving) 2
Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano) 2
Austin Hiep Phan (Denton) 2<
Baher Haroun (Allen) 2
Boon Loong Ng (Plano) 2
David A. Bolton (North Richland Hills) 2
David H. McFadden (Somerville, MA) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Devices for a perforated, stacked-membrane insect bait station with a leak-proof bait reservoir
Patent No. 11083182 

Inventor(s): Meir Morag (Savion, , IL), Onie Tsabari (Petach-Tikva, , IL)
Assignee(s): WTO Investments, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: FlashPoint IP Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17147489 on 01/13/2021 (209 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention discloses devices for a perforated, stacked-membrane insect bait station with a leak-proof bait reservoir. Such devices include: a protective outer membrane for providing selective access to the bait station; perforations in the membrane, wherein the perforations facilitate easy insect-probe penetration for mosquitoes and other biting flies, and facilitate outward diffusion of volatile components of the bait station; a pierceable support layer for preventing inward water penetration and outward bait leakage via the perforations; an absorbent material for providing a reservoir for containing liquids in the bait station and for restraining bait fluidity; a liquid-based bait core for providing bait to the bait station, the bait core including a bait, an insect toxin, and a solvent, the bait core configured to be absorbed in the absorbent material and to be substantially in contact with the support layer; and a bait reservoir enclosure for housing the bait core.

[A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS


High-efficiency heating apparatus
Patent No. 11083335 

Inventor(s): David A. Bolton (North Richland Hills, TX), David H. McFadden (Somerville, MA)
Assignee(s): Hyper Fryer, LLC (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17173960 on 02/11/2021 (180 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high efficiency heating apparatus for heating fluids and cooking mediums, such as oil or shortening within a fryer, includes a natural draft (non powered) combustion chamber with internal baffles that is affixed to an exterior surface of a fry tank.

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


High-efficiency heating apparatus
Patent No. 11083336 

Inventor(s): David A. Bolton (North Richland Hills, TX), David H. McFadden (Somerville, MA)
Assignee(s): Hyper Fryer, LLC (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17198801 on 03/11/2021 (152 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high efficiency heating apparatus for heating fluids and cooking mediums, such as oil or shortening within a fryer, includes a natural draft (non powered) combustion chamber with internal baffles that is affixed to an exterior surface of a fry tank.

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


Knife and retractor system
Patent No. 11083445 

Inventor(s): John Early (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Nextremity Solutions, Inc. (Warsaw, IN)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15476333 on 03/31/2017 (1593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gastrocnemius knife and retractor system and kit includes a surgical knife and a soft tissue retractor. The soft tissue retractor is configurable to move from a collapsed mode to an expanded mode and back again, and can be inserted through a small incision when in the collapsed mode. Once inside the incision, the soft tissue retractor is expanded to permit visualization and accessibility of the surgery site. The surgical knife is then introduced and guided along a path in the frame of the soft tissue retractor, thereby incising the desired tissue. Once the tissue is incised, the surgical knife is withdrawn, followed by the soft tissue retractor after it is collapsed.

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


Ophthalmic lens having an extended depth of focus
Patent No. 11083566 

Inventor(s): Xin Hong (Fort Worth, TX), Xin Wei (Frisco, TX), Zoran Milanovic (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15947050 on 04/06/2018 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain embodiments, an ophthalmic lens includes an optic having an anterior surface, a posterior surface, and an optical axis. At least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface includes a first zone extending from the optical axis to a first radial boundary and a second zone extending from the first radial boundary to the edge of the optic. The first zone includes an inner region and an outer region separated by a phase shift feature, the phase shift comprising a ridge extending outwardly from the inner region and the outer region.

[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]


Miniaturized device to sterilize from covid-19 and other viruses
Patent No. 11083807 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925107 on 07/09/2020 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for sterilizing viruses includes beam generation circuitry for generating a radiating wave having radiating energy therein at a predetermined frequency therein. A controller controls the radiating wave generation at the predetermined frequency. The predetermined frequency equals a resonance frequency of a particular virus. The predetermined frequency induces a mechanical resonance vibration at the resonance frequency of the particular virus within the particular virus for destroying a capsid of the particular virus. Radiating circuitry projects the radiating wave on a predetermined location to destroy the particular virus at the predetermined location.

[A61L] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES (preservation of bodies or disinfecting characterised by the agent employed A01N; preserving, e.g. sterilising, food or foodstuffs A23; preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes A61K) [4]


Medical/surgical lavage unit including internal ribs that extend into a void space of a suction tube attached to the lavage unit
Patent No. 11083825 

Inventor(s): Chris Hunke (Dallas, TX), Neal Johnston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Stryker Corporation (Kalamazoo, MI)
Law Firm: Howard Howard Attorneys PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962223 on 04/25/2018 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical/surgical lavage unit including internal ribs that extend into a void space of a suction tube attached to the lavage unit.

[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]


Secure medication delivery
Patent No. 11083837 

Inventor(s): Ira L. Allen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15076975 on 03/22/2016 (1967 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes providing a medication delivery vehicle comprising a reservoir with a seal formed thereon and a cantilevered beam micro-machined from a layer of material and coupled to the reservoir, the cantilevered beam comprising a tip for puncturing the seal, applying an electric field to the cantilevered beam that impels the tip forward and causes the tip to break through the seal of the reservoir, and changing the electric field to impel the micro-machined tip backward and thereby release a medication from the reservoir. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the method are also disclosed.

[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]


Methods for operating a system for management of implantable medical devices and related systems
Patent No. 11083900 

Inventor(s): Christopher S. L. Crawford (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16179726 on 11/02/2018 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for operating a system for management of implantable medical devices (IMDs), comprises: conducting communication sessions with a plurality of clinician programmer devices while the clinician programmer devices are engaged in respective programming sessions with IMDs; receiving and storing second programming data from a plurality of clinician programmer devices, wherein the second programming data was created during programming sessions with IMDs without network connectivity to the system for management of IMDs; reconciling programming of the plurality of IMDs that were programmed with the second programming data with data stored by the system for management of IMDs; and communicating second signed validation data to cause IMDs to conduct therapeutic operations according to programming data validated by respective instances of second validation data.

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


Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
Patent No. 11083936 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210801 on 12/05/2018 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device has a face with a striking surface and a body extending rearwardly from the outer periphery of the face. A channel crosses a centerline of the sole, and includes a trough defined between front and rear edges and extending in a heel-toe direction. The device further has internal interconnection structure for connection of a shaft to the head. A bore or access opening is provided to access the interconnecting structure. The rear edge of the first portion of the channel in its entirety is positioned more proximate to the face than to a rear of the golf club head. The access opening and the front edge of the channel at the centerline of the sole are spaced from the outer periphery of the face by equal distances, and a part of the channel passes between the access opening and the rear of the golf club head.

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


 

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

Methods of forming and using fluid ejection devices and printheads
Patent No. 11084283 

Inventor(s): Carlo Luigi Prelini (Seveso, , IT), Domenico Giusti (Caponago, , IT), Marco Ferrera (Concorezzo, , IT), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16676070 on 11/06/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: Ejection device for fluid, comprising a solid body including: first semiconductor body including a chamber for containing the fluid, an ejection nozzle in fluid connection with the chamber, and an actuator operatively connected to the chamber to generate, in use, one or more pressure waves in the fluid such as to cause ejection of the fluid from the ejection nozzle; and a second semiconductor body including a channel for feeding the fluid to the chamber, coupled to the first semiconductor body, in such a way that the channel is in fluid connection with the chamber. The second semiconductor body integrates a damping cavity over which extends a damping membrane, the damping cavity and the damping membrane extending laterally to the channel for feeding the fluid.

[B41J] TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS (composing B41B; printing on special surfaces B41F; laundry marking B41K; erasers, rubbers or erasing devices B43L 19/00; fluid media for correction of typographical errors by coating C09D 10/00; recording the results of measuring G01; recognition or presentation of data, marking record carriers in digital fashion, e.g. by punching, G06K; franking or ticket-printing and issuing apparatus G07B; electric keyboard switches, in general H01H 13/70, H03K 17/94; coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, in general H03M 11/00; receivers or transmitters for transmission of digital information H04L; transmission or reproduction of documents, or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, H04N 1/00; printing mechanisms specially adapted for apparatus, e.g. cash registers, weighing machines, producing records of their own performance, see the relevant subclasses)


Kinetic seat backs for vehicles
Patent No. 11084403 

Inventor(s): Charles P. Patterson (New Boston, MI), Matthew R. Speck (Plymouth, MI), Peter J. Moegling (Whitmore Lake, MI), Todd Rupert Muck (Fowlerville, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778710 on 01/31/2020 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A kinetic seat back assembly that rotates based on a force applied on an occupant seated therein is provided. The kinetic seat back assembly includes a primary seat back frame, a secondary seat back frame, a seat back tilt mechanism coupling the secondary seat back frame to the primary seat back frame such that the secondary seat back frame is movable with respect to the primary seat back frame, and an upper pivot mechanism that pivotally couples an upper portion of the primary seat back frame to an upper portion of the secondary seat back frame.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Modular cargo slider
Patent No. 11084411 

Inventor(s): Jim Flanagan (Justin, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: My Patent Guys (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16858656 on 04/26/2020 (471 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular cargo slider for easy modular assembly of at least one platform and custom configuration by the user. Optional dividers allow for the containment of a cargo on a top surface of the platform during transport and can be optionally adjoined to at least one platform, an end cap or a spacer as needed by the user. In some embodiments, the dividers include at least one indentation for assisting the user in securing the cargo on top of the top surface of the platform of at least one platform. In some embodiments, at least one end cap and at least one spacer allow for further custom configurations be the user.

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


Smart vehicle accommodation device adjustment
Patent No. 11084440 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Erlanger, KY), Trey Souchock (Erlanger, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15615796 on 06/06/2017 (1526 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for predicting a desired position of or adjustment to one or more accommodation devices of a vehicle, e.g., a seat, a steering wheel, a rearview mirror, etc. A user”s position or adjustment preferences may be learned over time by measuring or obtaining data regarding the position or adjustment of accommodation devices. These learned position or adjustment preferences may be stored along with a corresponding day, time of day, and/or vehicle location during or at which the position or adjustment preferences were measured or obtained. During a subsequent occurrence of the day, time of day, and/or if the vehicle is at or traverses a location during which a previous position or adjustment was made, the same or similar position or adjustment can be effectuated. Whether or not the position or adjustment is effectuated can depend on how accurate the predicted position or adjustment may be.

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


Longitudinal sliding gate for hopper car
Patent No. 11084508 

Inventor(s): Aubra D. McKisic (Flower Mound, TX), Jerry W. Vande Sande (Dallas, TX), Joseph L. Gagliardino (Oakdale, PA), Joseph T. Float (Manor, PA), Michael James Madden (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee(s): Trinity Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16216653 on 12/11/2018 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a railcar comprises an underframe and at least one hopper. The hopper is configured to transport a lading material. A longitudinal sliding gate assembly is coupled to the hopper and comprises: a pair of side walls coupled to a pair of end walls forming a discharge opening; a pair of tracks, one coupled to each end wall; a sliding gate slidably coupled to the pair of tracks; and a threaded drive screw coupled to the sliding gate and to the pair of side walls. Rotation of the threaded drive screw in a first direction moves the sliding gate along the tracks to an open position that permits the lading material to discharge, and rotation of the threaded drive screw in an opposite direction moves the sliding gate along the tracks to a closed position that restricts the lading material from discharging.

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


Stackable transport frame
Patent No. 11084539 

Inventor(s): Christopher C. Coltrain (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Barta, Jones Foley, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833460 on 03/27/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples provide a method and apparatus for transporting equipment using a stackable transport frame. A set of adjustable brackets are removably attached to a portion of the stackable transport frame. The set of adjustable brackets are oriented in a downward and vertical configuration which is perpendicular to the transport frame to removably secure the stackable transport frame to a trailer. A set of parallel frame members define a wheel securing aperture to accommodate one or more wheels on the equipment being transported. A support member on the transported equipment sits within a longitudinal channel. A set of stacking brackets are configured to support a set of stackable transport frames in a vertical stacked configuration during storage.

[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)


Fluidic drag rudder systems for yaw control in forward flight
Patent No. 11084573 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX), Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833633 on 03/29/2020 (499 days app to issue)

Abstract: An active flow control system for generating yaw control moments for an aircraft during forward flight. The system includes right and left yaw effectors disposed proximate the right and left wingtips of the wing. A pressurized air system includes a pressurized air source and a plurality of injectors operably associated with the right and left yaw effectors that influence the path of airflow above and below the yaw effectors. Based upon which of the injectors is injecting pressurized air, the right and left yaw effectors generate no yaw control moment, generate a yaw right control moment or generate a yaw left control moment.

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


Rotor hub vibration attenuator
Patent No. 11084575 

Inventor(s): Amarjit Olenchery Kizhakkepat (Fort Worth, TX), David Heverly (Arlington, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Southlake, TX), Michael Seifert (Southlake, TX), Michael Smith (Colleyville, TX),
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16084970 on 03/14/2017 (1610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vibration attenuation system for attenuating vibrations in a mast of an aircraft includes a weight attached to the mast but free to orbit about the mast. The weight can be comprised of one or more weight assemblies. Embodiments can include a single weight, or plural weight assemblies wherein each weight assembly can include a mechanical interconnecting mechanism so that each weight assembly receives feedback regarding the position and movement of one or more other weight assemblies. Each weight can be associated with a spring that urges the weight towards a neutral position. Rotation of the mast can cause the weight to orbit about the mast and self-excite such that the weight acts against the urging of the spring towards an attenuating position.

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


Convertible biplane aircraft for capturing drones
Patent No. 11084579 

Inventor(s): Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Jason Paul Hurst (Fort Worth, TX), John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743203 on 01/15/2020 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft for capturing drones includes an airframe having a drone channel with first and second wings extending outboard thereof. A two-dimensional distributed thrust array includes a plurality of propulsion assemblies coupled to each of the first and second wings such that the rotor disc of each propulsion assembly is outboard of the drone channel. A flight control system is coupled to the airframe and is operable to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies. A mesh bag is coupled to the drone channel forming a drone capture net. The aircraft is configured to convert between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a biplane orientation. The aircraft is also configured to overtake a drone during flight in the biplane orientation such that the drone passes through the drone channel into the mesh bag, thereby capturing the drone in the drone capture net.

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


Touchless receptacle with active fragrancing
Patent No. 11084654 

Inventor(s): Hendra Wijaya (Arlington, TX), Marcus Pestl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Forever Gifts, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Klemchuk LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237852 on 01/02/2019 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A receptacle may provide a touchless opening and closing lid that may be activated by a motion sensor. A swing-door may form a front of the receptacle and may open and close to expose and provide access to a molded interior liner. A non-slip molded base may form a platform for the receptacle. A fragrancing system may be provided inside of the lid and may emit a waterless mist containing a fragrance when the lid opens.

[B65F] GATHERING OR REMOVAL OF DOMESTIC OR LIKE REFUSE (disinfecting refuse A61L; refuse disintegrators B02C; sorting refuse B03B, B07B; handcarts for transporting refuse receptacles B62B; sack holders B65B 67/00; converting refuse into fertilisers C05F; converting refuse into solid fuels C10L; sewers, cesspools E03F; arrangements in buildings for the disposal of refuse E04F 17/10; refuse-consuming furnaces F23G)


 

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

Transgenic corn with antifungal peptide AGM182 USDA (DN:0113.18)
Patent No. 11083775 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey W Cary (Covington, LA), Jesse Michael Jaynes (Auburn, AL), Kanniah Rajasekaran (Matairie, LA), Rajtilak Majumdar (Metairie, LA), Ronald J Sayler (Farmington, AR)
Assignee(s): GENVOR INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134336 on 09/18/2018 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: [i]Aspergillus flavus [/i]is an opportunistic, saprophytic fungus that infects maize and other fatty acid-rich food and feed crops and produces toxic and carcinogenic secondary metabolites known as aflatoxins. In vitro studies showed a five-fold increase in antifungal activity of AGM182 (vs. tachyplesin1) against [i]A. flavus[/i]. Transgenic maize plants expressing AGM182 under maize Ubiquitin-1 promoter were produced through [i]Agrobacterium[/i]-mediated transformation. PCR products confirmed integration of the AGM182 gene, while RT-PCR of maize RNA confirmed the presence of AGM182 transcripts. Maize kernel screening assay using a highly aflatoxigenic [i]A. flavus [/i]strain (AF70) showed up to 72% reduction in fungal growth in the transgenic AGM182 seeds compared to isogenic negative control seeds.

[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]


Transferring nanofiber forests between substrates
Patent No. 11084724 

Inventor(s): Chi Huynh (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16190329 on 11/14/2018 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for transferring nanofiber forests using transfer films that either lack a conventional adhesive at the substratenanofiber forest interface or that include a diffusion barrier that prevents diffusion of adhesive molecules (or other polymer molecules mobile at ambient temperatures) into the nanofiber forest. These techniques can be applied to single layer nanofiber forests or stacks of multiple nanofiber forest. By selecting the bond strength between the nanofiber forest and the transfer films, the nanofibers can be aligned in a common direction that includes, but is not limited to, perpendicular to a substrate or transfer film.

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


Composition and method for inhibiting corrosion and scale
Patent No. 11085118 

Inventor(s): Lyle H. Steimel (Flower Mound, TX), Marta Drewniak (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15634416 on 06/27/2017 (1505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition and method of inhibiting corrosion, white rust, and scale formation on components in a water system. The composition preferably comprises an amino-acid based polymer (most preferably a polyaspartic acid or a salt thereof), hydroxyphosphonoacetic acid, and a second phosphonic acid (preferably a phosphonocarboxylic acid), and does not require the use of regulated metals. The composition is effective even in the presence of biocides. A preferred method of inhibiting white rust comprises adding an amino-acid based polymer or hydroxyphosphonoacetic acid or both to the water system. A preferred method of inhibiting corrosion, white rust, and scale formation comprises adding an amino-acid based polymer, hydroxyphosphonoacetic acid, and a phosphonocarboxylic acid to the water system. Preferably the active concentrations are at least 3 ppm each of the amino-acid based polymer and hydroxyphosphonoacetic acid when added to a volume of water in the water system.

[C23F] NON-MECHANICAL REMOVAL OF METALLIC MATERIAL FROM SURFACES (working of metal by electro-erosion B23H; desurfacing by applying flames B23K 7/00; working metal by laser beam B23K 26/00); INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL; INHIBITING INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL (treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F); MULTI-STEP PROCESSES FOR SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL INVOLVING AT LEAST ONE PROCESS PROVIDED FOR IN CLASS C23 AND AT LEAST ONE PROCESS COVERED BY SUBCLASS C21D OR C22F OR CLASS C25 [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Impact resistant roofing systems and methods
Patent No. 11085189 

Inventor(s): Adem Chich (Kearney, NJ), Eric R. Anderson (Montclair, NJ), Walter Zarate (Prospect Park, NJ), Yan Zheng (Livingtston, NJ), Yixi Xiao (Edison, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17147039 on 01/12/2021 (210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hail resistant roofing system and method includes a roofing substrate such as a shingle or tile or membrane having an array of exposed upwardly projecting features. The features may rise to sharp points and may have side surfaces that are angled relative to the plane of the roofing substrate. The features are spaced and arranged so that a large hail stone capable of damaging the roofing substrate will always impact one or more of the exposed features. This can break up the hail stone into smaller benign pieces or can redirect the energy and direction of the hail stone so that the impact is absorbed without damage to the roofing substrate.

[E04F] FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B)


Stair assembly with rise adjustable step support brackets
Patent No. 11085191 

Inventor(s): Aaron Jesiolowski (Garland, TX), Geoff T. Luczycki (Garland, TX), Kevin B. Flatt (Garland, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX), Robert Holthaus (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16595157 on 10/07/2019 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stair stringer includes a pair of joists each including an upper wall, a first lateral wall extending from the upper wall, and a second lateral wall extending from the upper wall. At least one stair step support bracket includes a tray support wall, a first side wall extending from the tray support wall, a second side wall extending from the tray support wall, and a front wall extending between the first side wall and the second side wall. The at least one stair step support bracket is configured to set on the upper wall of one of the pair of joists and the first side wall extending downward beyond the upper wall of the one joist in position to receive a first fastener through the first side wall and into the first lateral wall of the one joist, and the second side wall extending downward beyond the upper wall of the one joist in position to receive a second fastener through the second side wall and into the second lateral wall of the one joist, wherein the tray support wall is level.

[E04F] FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B)


Theft deterrent system for electronics cabinet door
Patent No. 11085207 

Inventor(s): Alfred W. King (Allen, TX), Carmen M. Stevenson (Cumby, TX), Komen Shliker (Plano, TX), Stephen P. Watson (Richardson, TX), Wade J. Womack (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402274 on 05/03/2019 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A theft deterrent system for an electronics cabinet includes a handle cover having through-holes dimensioned to align with a through-hole in a handle of the electronics cabinet. The through-holes of the handle cover may be dimensioned to receive a shackle of a lock. The theft deterrent system further includes a shackle cover dimensioned to receive the shackle of the lock. The shackle cover may include an upper tab and a lower tab, each comprising a respective shackle slot therein dimensioned to receive the shackle of the lock.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Modular electrical safety assembly
Patent No. 11085208 

Inventor(s): David Walterscheid (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16351501 on 03/12/2019 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular electrical safety assembly for use with a control device of an electrical equipment includes a magnet housing with a magnet, an equipment cover, and a slider. The magnet housing includes a magnet to selectively couple to the electrical equipment. The magnet induces an attraction force on the electrical equipment. The equipment cover is coupled to the magnet housing and configured to prevent operation of the control device. The slider is configured to translate along a surface of the equipment cover between a first position and a second position. In the first position it prevents a change in polarity of the magnet. In the second position it permits a change in polarity of the magnet. The slider and equipment cover lock together to selectively restrict translation of the slider.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Surface-mountable locking device
Patent No. 11085209 

Inventor(s): John Llewellyn (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bluewater Resources LLC (Cotulla, TX)
Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773917 on 01/27/2020 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surface-mountable locking system is designed to secure an item to a surface via one or more mechanical engagements that are protected from tampering by encompassing the engagements point(s) within cavity-defining surfaces. In one example the mechanical engagement is effected by placing a pin in a box and securing the pin in the box using a bolt and the tampering protection is effected by the surfaces that define the box. In another example, the mechanical engagement is effected by placing a surface-attached anchor within a cavity and securing the anchor relative to the cavity using a bolt and the tampering protection is effected by the surfaces that define the cavity. The securing bolt may be, for example, the bolt of locking mechanism, a threaded bolt to engage a receptacle having complementary threads, or a smooth bolt to engage a receptacle having a shape complementary to that of the bolt.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Top-down fracturing system
Patent No. 11085278 

Inventor(s): John A. Barton (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ABD Technologies LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16408734 on 05/10/2019 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flow transported obturating tool for actuating a valve in a wellbore includes a housing including a first engagement member and a second engagement member, wherein the first and second engagement members each include an unlocked and a locked position, and a core disposed in the housing, wherein the core is configured to actuate both the first engagement member and the second engagement member between the unlocked and locked positions, wherein, when the first engagement member is in the locked position, the first engagement member is configured to locate the obturating tool at a predetermined axial position in the valve, wherein, when the second engagement member is in the locked position, the second engagement member is configured to shift the valve from an open position to a closed position.

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


Adaptive hydraulic fracturing controller for controlled breakdown technology
Patent No. 11085282 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16346154 on 12/29/2017 (1320 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for hydraulically fracturing a subterranean formation includes sending a first command from a controller to a pump to achieve a first target flow rate for a fracturing fluid being injected into a subterranean formation during a fracturing operation. Monitoring an injection property of the fracturing operation. Determining a rate of change of the pressure over a first time period. Determining, by the controller, a second target flow rate based, at least in part, on the rate of change of the pressure. Sending a second command from the controller to the pump to achieve the second target flow rate for the fracturing fluid.

[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]


System and method for surface steerable drilling using tactical tracking
Patent No. 11085283 

Inventor(s): Teddy C. Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MOTIVE DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15256045 on 09/02/2016 (1803 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus associated with a drilling rig includes a surface steerable system for controlling drilling direction of a bottom hole assembly (BHA). The surface steerable system is configured to receive drilling rig parameters from the BHA. A database stores historical data related to the drilling rig. The historical data relates to previously tracked operations of the drilling rig. The surface steerable system is further configured to perform a plurality of tracking functions with respect to the drilling rig parameters. The plurality of tracking functions cause the surface steerable system to track drilling rig parameters from sensors associated with the drilling rig, access the database of the historical data relating to previously tracked operations of the drilling rig and control operating functions of the drilling rig responsive to at least one of the drilling rig parameters from the sensors associated with the drilling rig and the historical data from the database.

[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

 

Coiled and twisted nanofiber yarns for electrochemically harvesting electrical energy from mechanical deformation
Patent No. 11085422 

Inventor(s): Na Li (Dallas, TX), Ray H. Baughman (Dallas, TX), Shaoli Fang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University (Seoul, , KR)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16624115 on 06/28/2018 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: Yarn energy harvesters containing conducing nanomaterials (such as carbon nanotube (CNT) yarn harvesters) that electrochemically convert tensile or torsional mechanical energy into electrical energy. Stretched coiled yarns can generate 250 W/kg of peak electrical power when cycled up to 24 Hz, and can generate up to 41.2 J/kg of electrical energy per mechanical cycle. Unlike for other harvesters, torsional rotation produces both tensile and torsional energy harvesting and no bias voltage is required, even when electrochemically operating in salt water. Since homochiral and heterochiral coiled harvester yarns provide oppositely directed potential changes when stretched, both contribute to output power in a dual-electrode yarn. These energy harvesters were used in the ocean to harvest wave energy, combined with thermally-driven artificial muscles to convert temperature fluctuations to electrical energy, sewn into textiles for use as self-powered respiration sensors, and used to power a light emitting diode and to charge a storage capacitor.

[F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00)


Artificial muscle actuators
Patent No. 11085426 

Inventor(s): Franklin Le (Richardson, TX), Luis Plata (Richardson, TX), Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX), Marilu Guerrero (Richardson, TX), Randy Allen (Richardson, TX), Yang Yang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16466131 on 12/07/2017 (1342 days app to issue)

Abstract: An actuator includes a plurality of artificial muscle fibers and at least one conducting material. The at least one conducting material electrically stimulates the plurality of artificial muscle fibers during activation of the actuator. An actuator device includes at least one artificial muscle fiber and at least one high-strength creep-resistant fiber.

[F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00)


Rear sealing bracket and cabinet including rear sealing bracket
Patent No. 11085477 

Inventor(s): William Julius McPhil Giraud (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15930788 on 05/13/2020 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bracket for coupling at least three frame members to one another may include a structural portion including at least one relatively rigid first material, and a sealing portion including at least one second material different than the at least one first material. The bracket may also include first, second, and third receivers, each including a retainer portion configured to be coupled to an end of a respective frame member, and a sealing interface configured to provide a substantially dirt-resistant and fluid-resistant seal between a portion of the end of the respective frame member and the respective receiver. The bracket and frame members may form a joint configured to be incorporated into a frame for forming a cabinet.

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


Torsional spring actuated thermal valve
Patent No. 11085551 

Inventor(s): Mark A. Michnevitz (Frisco, TX), Nathan A. Quinn (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies Tulsa, LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16397526 on 04/29/2019 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve includes a valve body forming a channel defining a fluid flow path extending from an inlet port to an outlet port of the valve body via a gallery disposed therebetween, an opening disposed in communication with the gallery, a valve assembly at least partially disposed through the opening and in the gallery, and a set pin having a central longitudinal axis. A valve disc of the valve assembly moves between a first position spaced from a valve seat of the valve body and a second position in contact with the valve seat. The set pin is coupled to and at least partly supported by the valve assembly to maintain the valve assembly in the first position. The fluid flow path allows a fluid to flow through the valve body in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction. The set pin is adapted to disengage a portion of the valve assembly when contacted by a fluid traversing the fluid flow path in the second direction, allowing the valve disc to move to the second position.

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


Retaining sleeve for high pre-charge cartridge
Patent No. 11085570 

Inventor(s): John Thomas Rogers (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Performance Pulsation Control, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448678 on 06/21/2019 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gas charged cartridge for use with a cylinder to form a pulsation control dampener is provided. The cylinder receives a fluid for the pulsation control dampener. The gas charged cylinder can include a head, a plug, an elastomer composite, and a perforated retaining sleeve. The head is located on a first end of the gas charged cartridge. The plug is located on a second end of the gas charged cartridge. The elastomer composite connects the head to the plug. The perforated retaining sleeve is affixed to the plug surrounding the elastomer composite.

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


Firearm suppressor
Patent No. 11085725 

Inventor(s): Robert Oliver Wilson, III (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16750834 on 01/23/2020 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A firearm suppressor with a monolithic core includes an elongate main body, a projectile borehole extending an entire length of the elongate main body such that the elongate main body includes both an entrance opening for the projectile borehole and an exit opening for the projectile borehole, and multiple hollow chambers. The entrance opening is structured to attach to an end portion of a barrel of a firearm. The hollow chambers are disposed along the length of the elongate main body and connect the projectile borehole to an outer surface of the elongate main body. A first one of the hollow chambers is disposed in a direction perpendicular relative to the projectile borehole, and a second one of the hollow chambers is disposed in a non-perpendicular direction relative to the projectile borehole.

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


Stamped primer insert for use in polymer ammunition
Patent No. 11085739 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151734 on 10/04/2018 (1041 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a stamped metal primer insert for a polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface having a stamped flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a stamped coupling element that extends from the flange to a coupling tip; a stamped inner coupling element from the coupling tip to a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface is opposite the top surface; a stamped primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a groove stamped in the primer recess around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive a polymer overmolding.

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


Subsonic polymeric ammunition with diffuser
Patent No. 11085740 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134067 on 09/18/2018 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a subsonic ammunition including a polymeric casing body; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber; a propellant disposed and confined within the propellant chamber; a primer insert positioned at the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber; a primer and diffuser disposed in the primer insert in combustible communication with the propellant; and a projectile frictionally fitted in the mouth in combustible communication with the propellant.

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


Subsonic polymeric ammunition with diffuser
Patent No. 11085741 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134079 on 09/18/2018 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a subsonic ammunition including a polymeric casing body; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber; a propellant disposed and confined within the propellant chamber; a primer insert positioned at the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber; a primer and diffuser disposed in the primer insert in combustible communication with the propellant; and a projectile frictionally fitted in the mouth in combustible communication with the propellant.

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


Subsonic polymeric ammunition with diffuser
Patent No. 11085742 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134084 on 09/18/2018 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a subsonic ammunition including a polymeric casing body; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber; a propellant disposed and confined within the propellant chamber; a primer insert positioned at the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber; a primer and diffuser disposed in the primer insert in combustible communication with the propellant; and a projectile frictionally fitted in the mouth in combustible communication with the propellant.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Microelectromechanical gyroscope with rejection of disturbances and method of sensing an angular rate
Patent No. 11085769 

Inventor(s): Carlo Valzasina (Gessate, , IT), Erik Daniel Svensson (Kista, , SE), Gert Ingvar Andersson (Lindome, , SE), Huantong Zhang (Coppell, TX), Matteo Fabio Brunetto (Legnano, , IT), Nils Einar Hedenstierna (Vastra Frolunda, , SE)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL N.V. (Geneva, , CH), STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. (Agrate Brianza, , IT), STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16243876 on 01/09/2019 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gyroscope includes a substrate, a first structure, a second structure and a third structure elastically coupled to the substrate and movable along a first axis. The first and second structure are arranged at opposite sides of the third structure with respect to the first axis A driving system is configured to oscillate the first and second structure along the first axis in phase with one another and in phase opposition with the third structure. The first, second and third structure are provided with respective sets of sensing electrodes, configured to be displaced along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis in response to rotations of the substrate about a third axis perpendicular to the first axis and to the second axis.

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


Laser microdissection method and laser microdissection systems
Patent No. 11085855 

Inventor(s): Andrew K. Lee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH (Wetzlar, , DE)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16310825 on 06/27/2017 (1505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing a laser microdissection for cutting a dissectate from a specimen using a laser includes the step of providing the specimen in a light path of an illumination system. The specimen is illuminated by the illumination system. A detector detects light emanating from the specimen. The light detected by the detector is analyzed. It is determined, based on the analysis of the light detected by the detector, whether a receptacle for collecting the dissectate is disposed in a predetermined collection position, at which the dissectate is to be collected in the receptacle after it is cut from the specimen. Laser cutting of the dissectate from the specimen is initiated based on it having been determined that the receptacle is in the predetermined collection position.

[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)


Power transistor leakage current with gate voltage less than threshold
Patent No. 11085961 

Inventor(s): Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX), Robert Allan Neidorff (Bedford, NH)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16226318 on 12/19/2018 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method provides a power MOSFET, a voltage source coupled to the power MOSFET, and a current measurement device coupled to a first non-control terminal of the power MOSFET. The voltage source, the current measurement device, and a second non-control terminal of the power MOSFET couple to ground. The method uses the voltage source to apply a voltage between a gate terminal and the second non-control terminal of the power MOSFET, the voltage greater than zero volts and less than a threshold voltage of the power MOSFET. The method also uses the current measurement device to measure a first current flowing through the first non-control terminal while applying the voltage. The method further uses the first current to predict a second current through the first non-control terminal for a voltage between the gate terminal and the second non-control terminal that is approximately zero.

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


Switching FPI between FPI and RPI from received bit sequence
Patent No. 11085963 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16562602 on 09/06/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a process and apparatus for accessing devices on a substrate. The substrate may include only full pin JTAG devices ([b]504[/b]), only reduced pin JTAG devices ([b]506[/b]), or a mixture of both full pin and reduced pin JTAG devices. The access is accomplished using a single interface ([b]502[/b]) between the substrate ([b]408[/b]) and a JTAG controller ([b]404[/b]). The access interface may be a wired interface or a wireless interface and may be used for JTAG based device testing, debugging, programming, or other type of JTAG based operation.

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


Clock gating and scan clock generation for circuit test
Patent No. 11085965 

Inventor(s): Jean-Francois Cote (Davie, FL)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16670146 on 10/31/2019 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit comprises a clock gating device. The clock gating device comprises a multiplexing device and circuitry for generating multiplexer input signals. The selector input of the multiplexing device is coupled to a clock signal. The multiplexing device selects the first input signal to send to an output of the multiplexing device when the selector input is set to ”0” and selects the second input signal to send to the output of the multiplexing device outputted when the selector input is set to ”1”. The circuitry for generating multiplexer input signals is configured to ensure the timing of the transitions on the output are derived from the timing of the transitions of the clock signal and not by the timing of the transition of the first and second inputs of the multiplexing device.

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


Non-color shifting multilayer structures
Patent No. 11086053 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Masahiko Ishii (Okazaki, , JP), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15722514 on 10/02/2017 (1408 days app to issue)

Abstract: An omnidirectional multilayer thin film is provided. The multilayer thin film includes a multilayer stack having a first layer of a first material and a second layer of a second material, the second layer extending across the first layer. The multilayer stack reflects a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation having a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of less than 300 nanometers (nm) and a color of less than 50 nm when the multilayer stack is exposed to broadband electromagnetic radiation and viewed from angles between 0 and 45 degrees. In some instances, the multilayer stack has a total thickness of less than 2 microns (m). Preferably, the multilayer thin film has a total thickness of less than 1.5 m and more preferably less than 1.0 m.

[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]


High density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods
Patent No. 11086089 

Inventor(s): Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell, TX), Kevin Lee Strause (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719224 on 12/18/2019 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.

[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]


Apparatuses and methods for identifying a contactee for a message
Patent No. 11086487 

Inventor(s): Robert Paul Morris (Madison, GA)
Assignee(s): GRUS TECH, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695173 on 11/25/2019 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are comprising: a screen; an input device; at least one non-transitory memory storing instructions; and one or more processors in communication with the screen, the input device, and the at least one non-transitory memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to: display, utilizing the screen, a contactor window including: at least one contactor user interface element configured to have presented, in connection therewith, a plurality of contactor identifiers of a contactor communicant represented by a contactor email communications agent, at least one contactee user interface element configured to have presented, in connection therewith, a plurality of contactee identifiers of a plurality of contactee communicants each represented by a corresponding contactee email communications agent, a message user interface element configured to present a message addressed from one of the plurality of contactor identifiers of the contactor selected in connection with the at least one contactor user interface element and to one or more of the plurality contactees selected in connection with the at least one contactee user interface element, and a send user interface element configured to cause the message to be sent.

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


Mapping consecutive logical block addresses to consecutive good blocks in memory device
Patent No. 11086539 

Inventor(s): Dat Tran (San Jose, CA), Kirubakaran Periyannan (Santa Clara, CA), Loc Tu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16659353 on 10/21/2019 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: Consecutive logical block addresses (LBAs) are mapped to consecutive good blocks in a sequence of blocks in a memory device. For each bad block, a mapping process substitutes a next available good block. For a selected LBA, the mapping process determines a number X1 of bad blocks before, and including, a corresponding block in the sequence, a number Y of bad blocks in the X blocks after the corresponding block in the sequence, and maps the LBA to a block which is X+Y blocks after the corresponding block, or, if the block which is X+Y blocks after the corresponding block is a bad block, to a next good block. The mapping technique can be used for a sequence of blocks in a trimmed die, where a bad block register stores physical block addresses of the trimmed away blocks.

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


Methods, systems, and computer program product for automatic generation of software application code
Patent No. 11086601 

Inventor(s): Timothy B. Doyle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): INTUIT INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664128 on 10/25/2019 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for automatic generation of software application code. These techniques identify or generate a data model in a first programming language. At least one rule is identified or generated from the data model. This at least one rule is tokenized into a plurality of subparts based at least in part upon a second programming language. A rule hierarchy at which the plurality of sub-parts is located is determined based in part or in whole upon a corresponding class hierarchy of a class with which the at least one rule is associated. A transformed data model is generated in the second programming language using at least the plurality of sub-parts and the rule hierarchy.

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


System and method for dynamic process flow control based on real-time events
Patent No. 11086606 

Inventor(s): Jayaraman Ganeshmani (Plano, TX), Kissoon John Ramotar (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16716751 on 12/17/2019 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary process management server disclosed herein comprises a machine-learning model that may be trained to expose processes from a message stream in response to a training table. In one embodiment, one or more performance metrics of the exposed processes may be monitored to identify a process anomaly or other change in process performance, and to dynamically modify one or more process components in response thereto. Such an arrangement improves system performance, efficiency and resource utilization. For example, system performance may be improved by re-ordering process steps to minimize resource overlap. Efficiency and resource utilization may be improved by re-ordering process steps to maximize parallel processing and reduce lag times and bottlenecks.

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


Illegal instruction exception handling
Patent No. 11086631 

Inventor(s): Matthew B. Smittle (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Western Digital Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16661223 on 10/23/2019 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to the handling of exceptions generated by illegal instructions in a processor. In an embodiment, a processor may be configured to fetch instructions defined according to an instruction set architecture (ISA). The ISA may include a set of uncompressed instructions and a set of compressed instructions. The processor may further be configured to, upon detecting a given one of the set of compressed instructions, cause a copy of the given compressed instruction to be saved and convert the given compressed instruction to a corresponding given uncompressed instruction. The processor may also be configured to detect that the given uncompressed instruction is illegal and was converted from the given compressed instruction, and based at least in part on these, cause an illegal instruction exception to be generated using the copy of the given compressed instruction.

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


Computer architecture for determining phase and frequency components from correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11086647 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733413 on 01/03/2020 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system configured to emulate a correlithm object processing system, includes a first input node, a second input node, and an output node. The first input node receives a first correlithm object and generates a first amplitude component of a frequency domain signal associated with the first correlithm object. The second input node receives a second correlithm object and generates a first phase component of the frequency domain signal associated with the second correlithm object. The output node receives the first amplitude component and the first phase component and generates a first real-world numeric value comprising the first amplitude component and the first phase component.

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


System and method of input validation
Patent No. 11086706 

Inventor(s): Gopi K. Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Kelly Birch (McKinney, TX), Poornachander Juvvadi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16575500 on 09/19/2019 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of validating an input object with a validation framework is described. A configuration module may load a validation configuration file from an external storage system. A domain module may receive the input object from an external input source. An executor module may collect property metadata of the input object and construct a searchable key based on the property metadata. The executor may retrieve a validator name associated with the searchable key from the validation configuration file and retrieve a validator associated with the validator name, wherein the validator initiates a validation process on the input object. The executor may receive a validation result from the validator and output the validation result and the error list.

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


Multicore shared cache operation engine
Patent No. 11086778 

Inventor(s): David E. Smith (Allen, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Matthew David Pierson (Frisco, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601813 on 10/15/2019 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for accessing memory by a memory controller, comprising receiving, by the memory controller, a memory management command to perform a memory management operation at a virtual memory address, translating the virtual memory address to a physical memory address, wherein the physical memory address comprises an address within a cache memory, and outputting an instruction to the cache memory based on the memory management command and the physical memory address.

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


Method and system for efficient data replication in big data environment
Patent No. 11086901 

Inventor(s): Timothy Bruce (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams Aughtry (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15884748 on 01/31/2018 (1287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a persistent storage and a data transfer manager. The persistent storage stores sending entity storage resources and receiving entity storage resources. The data transfer manager obtains a data transfer request for data in the sending entity storage resources. In response to obtaining the data transfer request, the data transfer manager obtains a sending entity schema associated with the data; determines a current storage location of the data using the obtained sending entity schema; determines a future storage location for a copy of the data in the receiving entity storage resources; stores a copy of the data at the determined future storage location; adapts the sending entity schema based on the determined future storage location; and modifies a receiving entity schema based on the adapted sending entity schema.

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


Implementing fundamental computational primitives using a matrix multiplication accelerator (MMA)
Patent No. 11086967 

Inventor(s): Arthur John Redfern (Plano, TX), Chenchi Luo (Plano, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX), Zhenhua Yu (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907356 on 02/28/2018 (1259 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing a fundamental computational primitive in a device is provided, where the device includes a processor and a matrix multiplication accelerator (MMA). The method includes configuring a streaming engine in the device to stream data for the fundamental computational primitive from memory, configuring the MMA to format the data, and executing the fundamental computational primitive by the device.

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


Automatic idle-state scanning for malicious code
Patent No. 11086996 

Inventor(s): Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382515 on 04/12/2019 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include obtaining a predicted idle-state duration of a first device. The computer-implemented method may further include obtaining a value corresponding to an available processing capacity of the first device. The computer-implemented method may further include making a first determination that the predicted idle-state duration of the first device exceeds a time required to perform a security scan of the first device using the available processing capacity of the first device. The computer-implemented method may further include making a second determination to perform a security scan of the first device in response to the first determination.

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


Dual frequency NFC/RFID card for self service baggage check and method
Patent No. 11087101 

Inventor(s): Kevin J. Pease (Mount Juliet, TN), Michael J. Hale (Nashville, TN), Peter A. Pyhrr (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): PAP Investments, Ltd. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Garvey, Smith Nehrbass, Patent Attorneys, L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16180875 on 11/05/2018 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A card is made from rigid plastic confirming to ISO 7810 ID-Type 1 card constructed of PVC, PET, Styrene, Polypropylene, Tyvek, or other synthetic material that is 7 mil to 30 mil thick (180 to 760 microns) with both an embedded High Frequency (HF) RFID chip and a Ultra High Frequency (UHF) chip; each chip is affixed to its own unique antenna that is appropriately tuned to operate in its designated frequency range in a passive manner such that the antenna are not physically connected to a power source such as a battery; the HF chip is encoded using NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) with code that directs a NFC enabled smartphone, tablet, or similar device to a dedicated website or app where it initializes the interaction by delivering in the NFC encode string identification data unique to that card”s UHF RFID chip; the NFC encode string may include such data as the UHF chip”s Tag Identification Number (TID), a serial number assigned to the tag that is encoded into the UHF chip”s EPC memory; the delivery of the unique identifying information from the card”s UHF chip allows the website or app to associate the tag with the passenger”s itinerary by associating it with a ticket number, reservation number, frequent traveler number, or other identification element that is unique to the specific passenger for whom the tag is associated; wherein once the card”s NFC is used to link the tag to the reservation the bag can be tracked through the transport carrier”s baggage handling s

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


Methods and systems for identification and augmentation of video content
Patent No. 11087137 

Inventor(s): Vinay Polavarapu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278377 on 02/18/2019 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary object identification system detects, based on a machine learning model, an object depicted within a video frame. The system identifies, based on the detecting of the object, a class label of the object and a region of interest, within the video frame, of the object. The system identifies, within the region of interest of the object, set of features of the object. The system compares the set of features of the object with a plurality of predefined features within a data store associated with the class label of the object. The system determines, based on the comparing of the set of features of the object with the plurality of predefined features within the data store, whether the object is configured to trigger an augmentation of video content associated with the video frame. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.

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


Delivery system
Patent No. 11087160 

Inventor(s): Hari Durga Tatineni (Irving, TX), Jason Crawford Miller (Bedford, TX), Kalpana Mahesh (Frisco, TX), Rahul Agarwal (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Rehrig Pacific Company (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: Carlson, Gaskey Olds, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17204088 on 03/17/2021 (146 days app to issue)

Abstract: A delivery system generates a pick sheet containing a plurality of SKUs based upon an order. A loaded pallet is imaged to identify the SKUs on the loaded pallet, which are compared to the order prior to the loaded pallet leaving the distribution center. The loaded pallet may be imaged while being wrapped with stretch wrap. At the point of delivery, the loaded pallet may be imaged again and analyzed to compare with the pick sheet.

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


Intelligent signal matching of disparate input signals in complex computing networks
Patent No. 11087231 

Inventor(s): Greg Ellis (Plano, TX), Heidi D. E. Wilton (Toronto, , CA), Jeremy S. Antoniuk (Plano, TX), John R. Rothwell (Plano, TX), Melanie D. Courtright (Plano, TX), Michael D. Bigby (Plano, TX), Vincent P. Derobertis (Plano, TX
Assignee(s): Research Now Group, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16708370 on 12/09/2019 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus for intelligent matching of disparate input data received from disparate input data systems in a complex computing network for establishing targeted communication to a computing device associated with the intelligently matched disparate input data.

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


Method and system for entry and display of customer experience feedback with real-time automated filtering and evaluation of feedback, transmission of real-time notification to selected personnel based on feedback evaluation in a flexible mes
Patent No. 11087341 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey L. Wohlwend (Plano, TX), Matthew L. Berg (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Westwood Capital Partners, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15887265 on 02/02/2018 (1285 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention supports the entry of customer experience feedback into the system, which then conducts real-time automated filtering and evaluation of feedback entered by the customer and supports the transmission of real-time notifications to selected personnel based on feedback evaluation in a flexible messaging and workflow system. The present invention supports that ability to obtain constructive feedback, either good or bad, regarding a customer”s experience while the customer is still at the service provider or retail sales location. And, if the experience is negative, the invention provides automated evaluation and filtering of the feedback information with real-time notifications to selected personnel so the customer”s concerns can be addressed immediately so as to rectify the negative experience with personal attention to the consumer, and preserve the client relationship for the future before the customer departs from the service provider or retail sales location. Identity information relating to the customer can also be preserved so that the customer and its location can be identified as being present at the service provider or retail sales location upon a subsequent visit, and real-time notifications can be sent to selected personnel so that the customer experience during the subsequent visit to that location can be enhanced in some manner or more personal attention can be provided to reduce the risk of a negative experience.

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


Systems and methods for utilizing a machine learning model to predict a communication opt out event
Patent No. 11087357 

Inventor(s): Kaiss K. Alahmady (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16688690 on 11/19/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive first customer data, and may receive first contact data. The device may generate second customer data that includes the first customer data, and may generate second contact data that includes the first contact data and additional contact data. The device may generate a quantity of simulated future communications based on differences between the first customer data and the second customer data and between the first contact data and the second contact data, and may process the quantity of simulated future communications, with a machine learning model, to determine a probability distribution for an opt out event. The device may determine a relationship between the quantity of simulated future communications and probabilities of the opt out event, and may identify a particular probability of the opt out event based on the relationship. The device may perform actions based on the particular probability.

[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]


Securely bridging advertising identifiers for targeted advertising
Patent No. 11087360 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Berry, Jr. (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15172580 on 06/03/2016 (1894 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a mobile device gateway that receives an HTTP POST message including an advertising identifier from a mobile device, determining whether a uniform resource locator of the HTTP POST message is on a list of URLs for data management platforms; and routing the HTTP POST message to the Internet responsive to determining that the URL of the HTTP POST message is not on the list of URLs for data management platforms. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[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 providing sales gateway between agencies and advertisers to ad platform
Patent No. 11087368 

Inventor(s): Steve Laughlin (Mckinney, TX), Webster Shawn Coffman (Norman, OK)
Assignee(s): INNOVAR MEDIA LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17025012 on 09/18/2020 (326 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sales gateway controls transactions between advertising buyers and advertising platforms. A server coupled to the first and second interfaces implements a sales gateway to control transactions between the at least one advertising buyer and the at least one advertising platform responsive to a stored set of instructions. A memory coupled to the server stores the set of instructions for implementing the sales gateway. The stored set of instructions configuring the server to generate a link to provide a particular service responsive to a user request. The server validates information relating to a proposal and submits the proposal via the first interface using a pre-buy/proposal service of the sales gateway. The server transfers media content from the at least one advertising buyer to the at least one advertising platform using a media service of the sales gateway. The server submits instructions for running the media content on the at least one advertising platform from the at least one advertising buyer to the at least one advertising platform using a creative instructions service of the sales gateway. The server submits campaign performance results from the advertising platform to the at least one advertising buyer using a post buy service of the sales gateway.

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


Systems and methods for quality assurance of image recognition model
Patent No. 11087447 

Inventor(s): Aamer Charania (Flower Mound, TX), Chi-San Ho (Allen, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411808 on 05/14/2019 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for stress testing a vehicle identification model by determining image quality parameters optimizing model confidence values. The embodiments comprise one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute instructions. The one or more processors perform operations comprising receiving a first set of images of the vehicle, wherein the images contain preset values for parameters comprising at least one of a rotation, a focus, a contrast, and a color. The system further analyzes the first set of images with an identification model and determining an initial identification confidence of the vehicle. The system further modifies the first set of images, compares the modified images to the first set of images, and determines whether the model should be modified based on at least the comparison.

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


Generating multi-focal defect maps using optical tools
Patent No. 11087451 

Inventor(s): Elizabeth C. Stewart (Dallas, TX), Jeffrey A. West (Dallas, TX), Thomas D. Bonifield (Dallas, TX), Young Sawk Oh (Dallas, TX), Zhiyi Yu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15847600 on 12/19/2017 (1330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises obtaining a wafer comprising a plurality of components, wherein each of the plurality of components exposes a first surface of the component present in a first focal plane and a second surface of the component present in a second focal plane. The method comprises generating, by an optical tool, a first image of the first surface and a second image of the second surface of one of the plurality of components. The method comprises comparing, by a processor, the first image with a first reference image to produce a first value and the second image with a second reference image to produce a second value. The method comprises generating, by the processor, a wafer map indicating a quality state of the one of the plurality of components based on the first and second values.

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


Automated gesture identification using neural networks
Patent No. 11087488 

Inventor(s): Dallas Nash (Frisco, TX), Michael Menefee (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): AVODAH, INC. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16421158 on 05/23/2019 (810 days app to issue)

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

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


Ortho-image mosaic production system
Patent No. 11087532 

Inventor(s): Ali J. Arik (Allen, TX), Corey J. Collard (Plano, TX), Grant B. Boroughs (Southlake, TX), Jerry O. Moore (Wylie, TX), Jody D. Verret (Rockwall, TX), Mark J. Graebner (Dallas, TX), Matthew A. Schaefer (Rowlett, TX), Ri
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16674868 on 11/05/2019 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system receives digital images of a geographic location, associates each digital image with ground control points in a set of reference stereo images, and associates each digital image to each other digital image via image to image tiepoints. The system updates a geometry of each image via a bundle adjustment, and uses a prioritized stacking order to establish piecewise linear seam lines between each of the images. The system finally builds a prioritized map in a mosaic space specifying the source image pixels that are used in each region of the output mosaic, and forms the mosaic image using the prioritized map.

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


Privacy-aware signal monitoring systems and methods
Patent No. 11087568 

Inventor(s): James P. Kapinski (Redondo Beach, CA), Jyotirmoy V. Deshmukh (Torrance, CA), Luan V. Nguyen (Torrance, CA), Xiaoqing Jin (Torrance, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780766 on 02/03/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring time-series data relative to a temporal logic specification regarding expected behavior of a system, such as a vehicle. The time-series data and a threshold value(s) specified in the temporal logic specification may be encrypted and analyzed without decrypting the time-series data to maintain the privacy of a user(s) of the vehicle. Encryption of the time-series data and the threshold value(s) may be accomplished using an order preserving encryption scheme. Analysis of the time-series data may be accomplished utilizing a batch processing-type architecture or a continuous processing-type architecture. When utilizing the continuous processing-type architecture, historical time-series data may be stored and utilized to determine whether currently-monitored time-series data satisfies the temporal logic specification.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Systems and methods for compensating for driver speed-tracking error
Patent No. 11087623 

Inventor(s): Kyungtae Han (Palo Alto, CA), Prashant Tiwari (Santa Clara, CA), Ziran Wang (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16775772 on 01/29/2020 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for compensating for driver speed-tracking error are disclosed herein. One embodiment computes a recommended speed for a vehicle; classifies a driver of the vehicle as a particular type of driver among a plurality of driver types based on measured speed-tracking error, wherein the speed-tracking error is a difference between the recommended speed and an actual speed of the vehicle; predicts the speed-tracking error at a future time increment based on the speed-tracking error at one or more past time increments using a nonlinear autoregressive (NAR) neural network associated with the particular type of driver; computes a compensated recommended speed for the vehicle based on the recommended speed and the predicted speed-tracking error at the future time increment; and communicates the compensated recommended speed to the driver.

[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]


Sense amplifier architecture providing small swing voltage sensing
Patent No. 11087800 

Inventor(s): Hiroki Yabe (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16845735 on 04/10/2020 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sense amplifier architecture is presented that can reduce sensing times by being able to sense smaller voltage swings between an ON memory cell and an OFF memory cell. The sense amplifier includes a sensing capacitor that, on one side, is connectable to multiple bit lines and, on the other side, to a main sense amplifier section. The main section includes a latch formed of a pair of inverters that has an input connected to the capacitor and an output that is connected to the other side of the capacitor by a third inverter. To pre-charge the latch, the input and output nodes are shorted and then the capacitor is connected to discharge the capacitor through a selected memory cell based on whether it is ON or OFF. A programming data latch for each bit line can bias the bit line to either a program enable or program inhibit level.

[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)


Efficient control of memory core circuits
Patent No. 11087803 

Inventor(s): Hao Su (San Jose, CA), Po-Shen Lai (Palo Alto, CA), Yuheng Zhang (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16905229 on 06/18/2020 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus including a memory structure comprising non-volatile memory cells and a microcontroller. The microcontroller is configured to output Core-Timing-Control (CTC) signals. The CTC signals are used to control voltages that are applied in the memory structure. For example, CTC signals may be used to control the timing of voltages applied to word lines, bit lines, select lines, and other elements or control lines in the memory core. The microcontroller is configured to output CTC signals having many different variations under various modes/parameter conditions. The apparatus may include storage containing reaction data according to dynamic conditions. The microcontroller may be configured to lookup or compute the CTC signals based on the dynamic conditions and the reaction data. Various data storage formats are disclosed, which can be used to efficiently store many varieties of data with minimum usage of memory.

[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)


Systems and methods for plate voltage regulation during memory array access
Patent No. 11087820 

Inventor(s): Byung S. Moon (Plano, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX), Myung Ho Bae (McKinney, TX), Yu-Feng Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16556763 on 08/30/2019 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device may include a memory array comprising at least two sections. Each of the sections may further include multiple memory cells. The memory device may also include one or more controllers designed to receive one or more commands to initiate writing logical data to the multiple memory cells of a first section and a second section. Additionally, the writing may alternate between the first section and the second section until the first section and second section have been entirely written with the logical data.

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


Non-volatile memory with bit line controlled multi-plane mixed sub-block programming
Patent No. 11087849 

Inventor(s): Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Zhenming Zhou (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16021282 on 06/28/2018 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system includes a control circuit connected to non-volatile memory cells. The control circuit is configured to simultaneously program memory cells connected to different word lines that are in different sub-blocks of different blocks in different planes of a die.

[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)


Enabling high at-speed test coverage of functional memory interface logic by selective usage of test paths
Patent No. 11087857 

Inventor(s): Devanathan Varadarajan (Allen, TX), Lei Wu (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16192796 on 11/15/2018 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device to test functional memory interface logic of a core under test is described herein. The device includes and utilizes a built in self test controller to generate test sequences, and a clock-gating circuit to selectively supply the test sequences to a memory input or memory output on the core under test. After an initial data initialization of the core under test at built in self test mode, an at-speed functional mode is utilized to capture a desired memory output.

[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)


Variable dose dispensing system
Patent No. 11087866 

Inventor(s): Thomas Utech (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CAREFUSION 303, INC. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15804100 on 11/06/2017 (1373 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable dose dispensing system may include a processor and memory. The processor may receive a request for a variable dose order of a medication, such as from a user. The processor may request an amount of the medication to be administered, and receive, in response to the request, an indication of the amount to be administered. The processor may verify that the amount to be administered is within a range of the variable dose order. The processor may determine an item in a local inventory that contains at least the amount of the medication to be administered, and may dispense the item. If an amount of the dispensed item exceeds the amount to be administered, such as by a waste amount, the processor may display an indication of the waste amount to the user, and may transmit a notification of the waste amount, such as to a management server. NULL


Current controlled amplifier
Patent No. 11088687 

Inventor(s): Antony E. Brinlee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Volpe Koenig (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17009137 on 09/01/2020 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify a current in a current sense device to generate an amplified current, wherein the current in the current sense device indicates a current through the FET. A comparator may be coupled to the current sense amplifier to compare a voltage corresponding to the amplified current with a voltage reference and to generate a comparator output based on the comparison, wherein the comparator output controls whether the FET is on or off.

[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]


Monitoring data streams and scaling computing resources based on the data streams
Patent No. 11088961 

Inventor(s): Japan Bhatt (Plano, TX), Sunil Kaitha (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740718 on 01/13/2020 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may determine values for a set of metrics related to a set of event messages being processed, by a set of server devices, from a set of queues. The values for the set of metrics may be determined as the set of event messages are being processed. Each of the set of queues may be associated with a different subset of event messages and a different subset of server devices. The device may determine to scale a quantity of server devices included in the set of server devices. The quantity of server devices may be scaled to increase the quantity of server devices or to decrease the quantity of server devices. The device may provide a set of instructions to scale the quantity of server devices. The device may perform an action to facilitate accessibility of data related to processing of the set of event messages.

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


Real time optimized content delivery framework
Patent No. 11089072 

Inventor(s): Eric L. Gose (Dallas, TX), Janki Y. Vora (Lewisville, TX), Jason A. Gonzalez (Lewisville, TX), Mathews Thomas (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16813736 on 03/10/2020 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A content delivery system may receive and aggregate video content from one or more content sources. In a first embodiment, the content delivery system may start streaming a video to a first viewer on a first device and then receive a request for a catch up version to be streamed to a second viewer viewing a second device. The content delivery system may send replacement segments of the video that are shortened summaries to the second device until the second viewer has caught up to the first viewer on the first device. In a second embodiment, the content delivery system may detect two or more viewers and customize a video content for both viewers. In a third embodiment, the content delivery system, in real time, may customize a segment of a video (possibly using a ”green screen” or overlaying a second video over the original video segment) based on characteristics of the viewer and then stream the customized video segment to the viewer.

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


 

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Through-substrate conductor support
Patent No. 11084717 

Inventor(s): John Charles Ehmke (Garland, TX), Virgil Cotoco Ararao (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16551108 on 08/26/2019 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a first device on a first surface of a substrate is coupled to a structure arranged on a second surface of the substrate. In at least one example, a first conductor arranged on the first surface is coupled to circuitry of the first device. An elevated portion of the first conductor is supported by disposing an encapsulate and curing the encapsulate. The first conductor is severed by cutting the encapsulate and the first conductor. A second conductor is coupled to the first conductor. The second conductor is coupled to the structure arranged on the second surface of the substrate.

[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]


In-vehicle biochemical sensors
Patent No. 11087963 

Inventor(s): Paul Timothy Fanson (Howell, 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: 16035960 on 07/16/2018 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: The devices, systems, and methods described herein generally relate to chemical profiling of an occupant in a vehicle. The devices, systems and methods described herein can detect enclosure-related chemicals, the enclosure-related chemicals including biochemicals expelled by one or more occupants. The enclosure-related chemicals can then be associated to an associated occupant of the one or more occupants. A biological profile can then be created for the associated occupant, the biological profile comprising medical information and historical information related to the enclosure-related chemicals.

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


Ceramic package opening, heat sink, vias coupled to conductive pad
Patent No. 11088047 

Inventor(s): Hector Torres (McKinney, TX), Javier Antonio Valle Mayorga (Frisco, TX), Joao Carlos Felicio Brito (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16267907 on 02/05/2019 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hermetic ceramic package for high current signals includes a substrate made of a plurality of ceramic green sheets that form an upper body portion having an upper surface and a lower body portion having a lower surface and an intermediate surface between the upper surface and the lower surface. A first conductive plate is formed on the intermediate surface and a first plurality of conductive pad vias are formed in the lower body portion, extending from the first conductive plate to the lower surface of the lower body portion. A heat sink if coupled to the lower surface of the lower body portion and a first conductive pad also coupled to the lower surface such that the first conductive pad is electrically coupled to the first plurality of conductive pad vias.

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


Integrated circuit package electronic device including pillar contacts and electrical terminations
Patent No. 11088052 

Inventor(s): Abram M. Castro (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031695 on 07/10/2018 (1127 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surface mount electronic device providing an electrical connection between an integrated circuit (IC) and a printed circuit board (PCB) is provided and includes a die and a dielectric material formed to cover portions of the die. Pillar contacts are electrically coupled to electronic components in the die and the pillar contacts extend from the die beyond an outer surface of the die. A conductive ink is printed on portions of a contact surface of the electronic device package and forms electrical terminations on portions of the dielectric material and electrical connector elements that connect an exposed end surface of the pillar contacts to the electrical terminations.

[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]


Package with dies mounted on opposing surfaces of a leadframe
Patent No. 11088055 

Inventor(s): Makoto Shibuya (Beppu, , JP), Noboru Nakanishi (Beppu, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221291 on 12/14/2018 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A package includes a leadframe having first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, the leadframe forming a plurality of leads, a first semiconductor die mounted on the first surface of the leadframe and electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of leads, a second semiconductor die mounted on the second surface of the leadframe, wire bonds electrically connecting the second semiconductor die to the leadframe, and mold compound at least partially covering the first semiconductor die, the second semiconductor die and the wire bonds.

[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]


Bonding pads embedded in a dielectric diffusion barrier and having recessed metallic liners
Patent No. 11088076 

Inventor(s): Teruo Okina (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16728327 on 12/27/2019 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor die includes at least one first semiconductor device located on a first substrate, a first pad-level dielectric layer which is a diffusion barrier overlying the at least one first semiconductor device, and first bonding structures including a respective first metallic bonding pad embedded in the first pad-level dielectric layer. Each of the first bonding structures includes a metallic fill material portion having a horizontal distal surface that is located within a horizontal plane including a horizontal distal surface of the first pad-level dielectric layer, and a metallic liner laterally surrounding the metallic fill material portion and vertically spaced from the horizontal plane by a vertical recess distance.

[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]


Bonded assembly containing horizontal and vertical bonding interfaces and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11088116 

Inventor(s): Chen Wu (Leuven, , BE), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694438 on 11/25/2019 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first semiconductor die includes first bonding pads. The first bonding pads include proximal bonding pads embedded within a first bonding dielectric layer and distal bonding pads having at least part of the sidewall that overlies the first bonding dielectric layer. A second semiconductor die includes second bonding pads. The second bonding pads are bonded to the proximal bonding pads and the distal bonding pads. The proximal bonding pads are bonded to a respective one of a first subset of the second bonding pads at a respective horizontal bonding interface and the distal bonding pads are bonded to a respective one of a second subset of the second bonding pads at a respective vertical bonding interface at the same time. Dielectric isolation structures may vertically extend through the second bonding dielectric layer of the second semiconductor die and contact the first bonding dielectric 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]


Static random access memory cell employing n-doped PFET gate electrodes and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11088152 

Inventor(s): Akira Inoue (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroshi Nakatsuji (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroyuki Ogawa (Nagoya, , JP), Kazutaka Yoshizawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shigeki Shimomura (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yasuyuki Aoki (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887558 on 05/29/2020 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: Field effect transistors for an SRAM cell can be formed employing n-doped gate electrode portions for p-type pull-up transistors. The SRAM cell includes a first series connection of a first p-type pull-up transistor and a first n-type pull-down transistor located between a power supply source and electrical ground, and a second series connection of a second p-type pull-up transistor and a second n-type pull-down transistor located between the power supply source and the electrical ground. Each gate electrode of the SRAM cell can include a respective n-doped gate electrode portion.

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


Three-dimensional ferroelectric memory array including integrated gate selectors and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11088170 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694340 on 11/25/2019 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ferroelectric field effect transistor (FeFET) includes a semiconductor channel, a source region contacting one end of the semiconductor channel, a drain region contacting a second end of the semiconductor channel, a gate electrode, a ferroelectric gate dielectric layer located between the semiconductor channel and the gate electrode, and a bidirectional selector material layer located between the gate electrode and the ferroelectric gate dielectric layer.

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


Methods of forming a phase change memory with vertical cross-point structure
Patent No. 11088206 

Inventor(s): Christopher J Petti (Mountain View, CA), Federico Nardi (San Jose, CA), Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Tehnologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15869573 on 01/12/2018 (1306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory uses phase change memory (PCM) cells in a three dimensional vertical cross-point structure, in which multiple layers of word lines run in a horizontal direction and bit lines run in a vertical direction. The memory cells are located in a recessed region of the word lines and are separated from the bit line by an ovonic threshold switch. A surfactant lining of the word line recess in which the phase change memory material is placed improves stability of the resistance state of the memory cells, allowing for improved multi-state operation.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with a silicon carbon nitride interfacial layer in a charge storage layer and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11088252 

Inventor(s): Yuki Kasai (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291220 on 03/04/2019 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed located over a substrate. The spacer material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, electrically conductive layers. Memory openings are formed through the alternating stack. A memory stack structure is formed within each memory opening. Each memory stack structure includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel. A silicon nitride layer is formed over a sidewall of each memory opening as a component of the memory film. A silicon carbon nitride interfacial layer is formed on the silicon nitride layer, and a tunneling dielectric layer is formed on the silicon carbon nitride interfacial 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]


Method of forming multiple-Vt FETs for CMOS circuit applications
Patent No. 11088258 

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: 16802381 on 02/26/2020 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: A field-effect transistor (FET) device having a modulated threshold voltage (Vt) includes a source electrode, a drain electrode, a channel region extending between the source electrode and the drain electrode, and a gate stack on the channel region. The gate stack includes an ultrathin dielectric dipole layer on the channel region configured to shift the modulated Vt in a first direction, a high-k (HK) insulating layer on the ultrathin dielectric dipole layer, and a doped gate metal layer on the HK insulating layer configured to shift the modulated Vt in a second direction.

[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]


Compounds with mixed anions as solid Li-ion conductors
Patent No. 11088394 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Ann Arbor, MI), Ying Zhang (Ann Arbor, 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: 16454373 on 06/27/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solid-state lithium ion electrolyte is provided which contains a composite material having at least 94 mole % lithium ions as cation component and multiple anions in an anionic framework capable of conducting lithium ions. An activation energy for lithium ion migration in the solid state lithium ion electrolyte is 0.5 eV or less. Composites of specific formulae are provided. A lithium battery containing the composite lithium ion electrolyte is also provided.

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


Waveguide coupler
Patent No. 11088432 

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Brian B. Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Eunyoung Seok (Plano, TX), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX), Vijay B. Rentala (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231463 on 12/22/2018 (962 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided. In the apparatus, there is an antenna package and an integrated circuit (IC). A circuit trace assembly is secured to the IC. A coupler (with an antenna assembly and a high impedance surface (HIS)) is secured to the circuit trace assembly. An antenna assembly has a window region, a conductive region that substantially surrounds the window region, a circular patch antenna that is in communication with the IC, and an elliptical patch antenna that is located within the window region, that is extends over at least a portion of the circular patch antenna, and that is in communication with the circular patch antenna. The HIS substantially surrounds the antenna assembly.

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


Printed wiring board with radiator and feed circuit
Patent No. 11088467 

Inventor(s): Robert S. Isom (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15379761 on 12/15/2016 (1699 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, a unit cell of a phased array antenna includes a printed wiring board (PWB). The PWB includes a first layer comprising a radiator, a second layer comprising a feed circuit configured to provide excitation signals to the radiator, a plurality of vias connecting the feed circuit to the radiator, a signal layer, an active component layer comprising an active component bonded to the signal layer and a radio frequency (RF) connector connecting the signal layer to the feed circuit.

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


Adjustable electric box and bracket combination
Patent No. 11088519 

Inventor(s): Steve D. Ediger (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Cantex, Inc. (Ft. Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Miles Stockbridge P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601430 on 10/14/2019 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electric boxes and hanging brackets and more particularly adjustable electric boxes with parallel rails for connection with reciprocal parallel grooves in a hanging bracket that is configured to connect to a support, for example, a wall stud.

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


Overvoltage protection and short-circuit withstanding for gallium nitride devices
Patent No. 11088534 

Inventor(s): Sandeep R. Bahl (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293255 on 03/05/2019 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include methods, integrated circuits and switch circuits including a driver circuit and a silicon transistor or other current source circuit coupled with a gallium nitride or other high electron mobility first transistor, where the driver operatives in a first mode to deliver a control voltage signal to the first transistor, and in a second mode in response to a detected overvoltage condition associated with the first transistor to control the current source circuit to conduct a sink current from the first transistor to affect a control voltage to at least partially turn on the first transistor.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Current protection for battery charger
Patent No. 11088559 

Inventor(s): Daniel Andrew Mavencamp (Rockwall, TX), Jairo Daniel Olivares (Dallas, TX), Karthik Nandimandalam Venkata (Dallas, TX), Siew Kuok Hoon (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259762 on 01/28/2019 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a battery current sense circuit configured to generate a battery current feedback voltage based on a current provided to a battery, a current regulation feedback loop configured to regulate the current provided to the battery based on the battery current feedback voltage and a configurable battery current reference voltage, and a precharge regulation feedback loop configured to regulate the current provided to the battery based on the battery current feedback voltage and a configurable precharge reference voltage. The device also includes a processor configured to set the battery current reference voltage to a first value and set the precharge current reference voltage to a second value. The first value is less than the second value during a transition state.

[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)


Multi-channel inverter systems including coupled inductors
Patent No. 11088632 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Yunfeng Liu (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557324 on 08/30/2019 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first inverter connected between a dc power source and an input terminal of a first leg of a coupled inductor, a second inverter connected between the dc power source and an input terminal of a second leg of the coupled inductor, a third inverter connected between the dc power source and an input terminal of a third leg of the coupled inductor, and an output filter connected between the coupled inductor and an ac power source, wherein output terminals of the first leg, the second leg and the third leg of the coupled inductor are connected together and further connected to the output filter.

[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]


Actuator with sealable edge region
Patent No. 11088635 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, 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: 16170959 on 10/25/2018 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: Actuators having reversible seals are described herein. The actuators can move from a first position to a second position and lock in the second position using a reversible seal. The device can include a soft hydraulic actuator having a fluid-impermeable membrane. The fluid-impermeable membrane can define a compartment, the compartment having a central region, an edge region extending from and fluidly connected with the central region, a reversible seal between the central region and the edge region, and a dielectric fluid. When actuated, the actuators can force fluid through the reversible seals and into the edge region. Once in the edge region, the reversible seals be actuated and controllably sealed to prevent return flow.

[H02N] ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Charge pump
Patent No. 11088696 

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Gerd Schuppener (Allen, TX), Salvatore Luciano Finocchiaro (Dallas, TX), Siraj Akhtar (Richardson, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX), Tolga Dine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731739 on 12/31/2019 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a method of operating a charge pump includes a first control signal deactivating a first transistor, and the first control signal”s logical complement activating a second transistor to reset the first transistor”s DC bias voltage. The first control signal”s logical complement deactivates the second transistor, and the first control signal provides a bias voltage to the first transistor to activate it, causing current to be transmitted from an input voltage to an output terminal. A second control signal deactivates a third transistor, and the second control signal”s logical complement activates a fourth transistor to reset the second transistor”s DC bias voltage. The second control signal”s logical complement deactivates the fourth transistor, and the second control signal provides a bias voltage to the third transistor to activate it, causing current to be transmitted from the output terminal to a ground.

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


Piecewise compensation method for ultra-low temperature drift
Patent No. 11088699 

Inventor(s): Sandeep Shylaja Krishnan (Kerala, , IN), Tallam Vishwanath (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16894509 on 06/05/2020 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a bandgap reference circuit having an output, and a bias input; a piecewise compensation circuit having an output coupled to the bias input, and an input; and a piecewise compensation current generator having an output coupled to the input of the piecewise compensation circuit, and a knee point temperature adjustment circuit coupled to the output of the piecewise compensation current generator.

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


Analog-to-digital converter with interpolation
Patent No. 11088702 

Inventor(s): Rishi Soundararajan (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16856167 on 04/23/2020 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of converting an analog signal to a digital code, comprising: using a first comparator to receive an input signal and a first comparison signal, and to generate a first output as a function of the input signal and the first comparison signal; using a second comparator to receive the input signal and a second comparison signal, and to generate a second output as a function of the input signal and the second comparison signal; and using an interpolation comparator to receive the first and second outputs, and to generate a third output based on relative timing of the first and second outputs; further including multiplexing to permit a second-level comparator to receive timing signals from the interpolation comparator and only one of two dummy comparators.

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


Downlink multiple input multiple output enhancements for single-cell with remote radio heads
Patent No. 11088740 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX), Vikram Chandrasekhar (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15955513 on 04/17/2018 (1211 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station selects a subset of at least one geographically separated antennas for each of the plurality of user equipments. The base station forms at least layer of data stream including modulated symbols, precodes the data stream via multiplication with the NT-by-N precoding matrix where N is the number of said layers and NT is the number of transmit antenna elements and transmits the precoded layers of data stream to the user equipment via the selected geographically separated antennas. The base station signals the subset of the plurality of geographically separated antennas via higher layer Radio Resource Control or via a down link grant mechanism. The base station optionally does not signal the subset of the plurality of geographically separated antennas to the corresponding mobile user equipment.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-band beam codebook design and operations
Patent No. 11088748 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianhua Mo (Allen, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003718 on 08/26/2020 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device and method for managing an antenna operating in a combination of frequency bands. The electronic device comprises at least one antenna including a plurality of antenna elements, a transceiver operably connected with the at least one antenna and configured for communication over multiple frequency parts. The electronic device also comprises a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to determine the multiple frequency parts; identify, from a configuration received in response to the multiple frequency parts reported in the PUCCH, a combination of one or more frequency parts from the multiple frequency parts for performing the communication; obtain a beamforming codebook; and apply one or more beams within the beamforming codebook for performing the communication.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Re-generation and re-transmission of millimeter waves using roof mounted CPE unit
Patent No. 11088755 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425507 on 05/29/2019 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes an antenna located on a roof of a building for receiving signals at a first frequency that experience losses when penetrating into an interior of the building from a remote base station. First circuitry, located on an outside of the building, receives the signals at the first frequency that experiences losses when penetrating into the interior of the building and converts 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. The first circuitry is connected to the antenna via an Ethernet cable that transmits both electrical power and data. Power on Ethernet (POE) circuitry powers the antenna responsive to electrical power received via the Ethernet cable. Second circuitry is located on the interior of the building and communicatively links with the first circuitry via the wireless communications link, to receive and transmit the converted received signals in the first format that counteracts the losses caused by penetrating into the interior of the building.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Service bandwidth provisioning on passive optical networks
Patent No. 11088905 

Inventor(s): Thomas Moore (Dallas, TX), Timothy E. Bates (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17016551 on 09/10/2020 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for provisioning different services on passive optical networks or forecasting service profiles for passive optical networks. The provisioning may be based on location, guaranteed bandwidth, or the like.

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


Instantiation of cloud-hosted functions based on call to function graph
Patent No. 11088926 

Inventor(s): Farhad P. Sunavala (San Ramon, CA), Henry Louis Fourie (Livermore, CA), Hong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15878318 on 01/23/2018 (1295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, computer-implemented method, and/or non-transitory computer-readable media may provide a warm start technique for cloud-hosted functions. A call is received from a web application. In response to the received call, a function graph is activated and includes a collection of functions associated with the web-application. The function graph also includes a plurality of states and transitions between the states. In response to the activation of the function graph, a cloud-hosted function associated with a particular state in the plurality of states included in the function graph is determined Before the particular state is triggered within the function graph to execute the cloud-hosted function, the determined cloud-hosted function is instantiated.

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


Controlling socket receive buffer for traffic optimization
Patent No. 11088968 

Inventor(s): Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566101 on 09/10/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device includes a network interface for establishing a communication session with another network device, a memory to store instructions, and a processor to execute the instructions. The processor may, for each time period during the communication session, adjust a size of a receive buffer of a socket. When the processor adjusts the size, the processor, if a utilization number of the receive buffer is greater than a high threshold: may determine a first new size for the receive buffer, and set a size of the receive buffer to the first new size. If the utilization number is less than a low threshold, the processor may determine a second new size for the receive buffer; and set the size of the receive buffer to the second new size.

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


System and method for user communication in a network
Patent No. 11088986 

Inventor(s): Mark Allan Cooke (Frisco, TX), Robert Gex Barfield, Jr. (Plano, TX), William Elmore (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Match Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16729366 on 12/28/2019 (591 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for user communication in an online community and/or website are provided. User profile data may be accessed to from a memory. An analysis system compares the user profile data for the user with a time-dependent goal to determine a result. The time-dependent goal may be determined based on an analysis of a set of (successful) users. A user interface system generates a representation of the result for prompting the user to initiate a communication to a different user based on the time-dependent goal. The representation may comprise a metered representation indicating an amount of progress, by the user, toward the time-dependent goal.

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


Window position monitoring system
Patent No. 11089205 

Inventor(s): Varun J. Prabhakar (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543214 on 08/16/2019 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a position of a window. A window position monitoring system comprises a display screen, a camera configured to capture an image for display on the display screen, and a controller including a processor and a memory. The memory includes instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: determine a position of the window; determine at least one of a camera setting of a camera and a display screen setting of the display screen based on the determined position of the window; capture, using the camera, at least one frame of a video of a real-world environment; and display, on the display screen, based on the at least one of the camera setting and the display screen setting, the at least one frame of the video of the real-world environment.

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


Network fallback and fast return
Patent No. 11089521 

Inventor(s): Timothy M. Dwight (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541322 on 08/15/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include establishing a Fifth Generation (5G) a network connection with a user equipment (UE) device and receiving, by a 5G wireless station, information associated with handling voice communication sessions for the UE device. The method may also include receiving information, from the UE device or directed to the UE device, associated with a first voice communication session, signaling a Fourth Generation (4G) wireless station to establish a connection to the UE device, in response to receiving the information associated with the first voice communication session and establishing, by the 4G wireless station, a connection to the UE device. The method may further include conducting the first voice communication session over a 4G network, determining whether the first voice communication session has terminated and determining whether to reconnect to the 5G network, in response to determining that the first voice communication session has terminated.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Telecommunications network bearer allocation and deallocation
Patent No. 11089527 

Inventor(s): Terri Brooks (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047131 on 07/27/2018 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: An access network can allocate a bearer for a network service associated with a quality-of-service (QoS) value (QV) and a retention-priority value (RPV), and determine a bearer ID for the service based on the QV, the RPV, and a supplemental priority value (SPV) different from the QV and from the RPV. Upon handover of a terminal, session(s) carried by a bearer allocated by the terminal can be terminated. That bearer can be selected using IDs of the bearers and a comparison function that, given two bearer IDs, determines which respective bearer should be terminated before the other. Upon handover of a terminal to an access network supporting fewer bearers per terminal than the terminal has allocated, a network node can select a bearer based on respective QVs and RPVs of a set of allocated bearers. The network node can deallocate the selected bearer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Using estimated time drift to determine keep alive periodicity in synchronized networks
Patent No. 11089532 

Inventor(s): Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Jianwei Zhou (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16734556 on 01/06/2020 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a node in a wireless network is provided that includes computing an estimated time drift between the node and a parent node of the node, and using the estimated time drift and a number of hops between the node and a root node of the wireless network to determine a keep alive period for the node.

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


Systems and methods for subscription based multicast service discovery
Patent No. 11089538 

Inventor(s): Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16686332 on 11/18/2019 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include receiving registration information from a first user equipment (UE) device and identifying a first multicast service associated with the first UE device. The method may also include transmitting, to the first UE device, a first file associated with the first multicast service and determining a number of UE devices associated with the first multicast service that have provided registration information. The method may further include determining whether a threshold associated with the number of UE devices that have provided registration information has been reached and initiating a broadcast of content associated with the first multicast service, in response to determining that the threshold has been reached.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for supporting multiple services in advanced MIMO communication systems
Patent No. 11089579 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Sudhir Ramakrishna (Plano, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346584 on 11/08/2016 (1736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The UE comprises at least one processor configured to determine a first subcarrier spacing and a transceiver configured to transmit, to a base station (BS), random access signals generated with the first subcarrier spacing and receive a downlink control signaling comprising a physical (PHY) resource configuration that includes a second subcarrier spacing. The UE further comprises at least one processor configured to set the PHY resource configuration for at least one of uplink transmission or downlink reception.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for sharing a control channel for carrier aggregation
Patent No. 11089580 

Inventor(s): Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD. (Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15675205 on 08/11/2017 (1460 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Scheduling energy harvesting nodes in a wireless sensor networks
Patent No. 11089605 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Bradford James Campbell (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557002 on 08/30/2019 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for optimizing power consumption of energy harvesting nodes in a wireless sensor network. In one embodiment, a system includes a network coordinator. The network coordinator includes a wireless transceiver and a controller. The wireless transceiver is configured to provide access to the wireless sensor network. The controller is configured to determine whether a wireless device that is wirelessly communicating with the network coordinator is powered via energy harvesting. The controller is also configured to schedule, based on a determination that the wireless device is powered via energy harvesting, the wireless device to communicate via the wireless sensor network using a priority timeslot of a superframe of the wireless sensor network. The priority timeslot is a timeslot occurring in an initial portion of the superframe.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Protection for mode-3 V2X UEs in the ITS band
Patent No. 11089625 

Inventor(s): George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Majid Ghanbarinejad (Chicago, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15989755 on 05/25/2018 (1173 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication in a wireless network is provided. The method includes transmitting, by a base station, a resource grant message to a first user equipment (UE), the resource grant message identifying available resources for V2X communication by the first UE. The method further includes receiving, by the base station, a feedback report from a second UE, the feedback report indicating a quality of the V2X communication by the first UE.

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


Session continuity between software-defined network-controlled and non-software-defined network-controlled wireless networks
Patent No. 11089641 

Inventor(s): Paul Edward Smith, Jr. (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531200 on 08/05/2019 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to session continuity between software-defined network (”SDN”) controlled and non-SDN controlled wireless networks. In one embodiment, an SDN controller can determine that a handover of a user equipment (”UE”) from a base station operating under control of the SDN-controlled network to a further base station operating under control of a non-SDN-controlled network has occurred. The SDN controller can establish over an interface between the SDN controller and a packet gateway (”P-GW”), a tunnel through which to exchange handover data associated with the handover and a session IP address for a session in which the UE is involved. The SDN controller can provide, over the interface and through the tunnel, the handover data and the session IP address to the P-GW.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Sensor device having printed circuit board substrate with built-in media channel
Patent No. 11089688 

Inventor(s): Brent Hans Larson (Dallas, TX), Shivesh Langhanoja (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): TT ELECTRONICS PLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16397594 on 04/29/2019 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface, a slot between the top and bottom surfaces, and two holes through the top surface and reaching into the slot. The sensor device further includes a sensor chip mounted on the top surface of the PCB substrate and above one of the two holes. The sensor device further includes a molding compound covering the sensor chip and sidewall surfaces and the top surface of the PCB substrate.

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


Method for depositing a functional material on a substrate
Patent No. 11089690 

Inventor(s): Charles C. Munson (Dallas, TX), Kurt A. Schroder (Coupland, TX), Rob Jacob Hendriks (Eindhoven, , NL)
Assignee(s): NCC NANO, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Russell Ng PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15072180 on 03/16/2016 (1973 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for depositing a functional material on a substrate is disclosed. An optically transparent plate having a first surface and a second surface with one or more wells is provided. After coating the second surface with a thin layer of light-absorbing material, the wells are filled with a functional material. The plate is then irradiated with a pulsed light to heat the layer of light-absorbing material in order to generate gas at an interface between the layer of light-absorbing material and the functional material to release the functional material from the wells onto a receiving substrate located adjacent to the plate.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Door plate cover
Patent No. D927286 

Inventor(s): Aaron Masters (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707711 on 09/30/2019 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Screw
Patent No. D927295 

Inventor(s): Daniel Lanois (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): RRR Sports LLC (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29690316 on 05/07/2019 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Package
Patent No. D927299 

Inventor(s): Carlos Caicedo (Dallas, TX), Carol Monza (Dallas, TX), Carolyn Eckert (Dallas, TX), David Shin (Dallas, TX), Don Miller (Dallas, TX), Michael Comiskey (Dallas, TX), Natalie Cruz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BMIC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29757747 on 11/09/2020 (274 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bottle
Patent No. D927309 

Inventor(s): Joshua Irving (Dallas, TX), Pablo Antinori (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29754838 on 10/14/2020 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle bumper
Patent No. D927371 

Inventor(s): Austin Hiep Phan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722026 on 01/24/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle bumper
Patent No. D927372 

Inventor(s): Austin Hiep Phan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722029 on 01/24/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Plurality of contact fields for a printed circuit board
Patent No. D927429 

Inventor(s): Jack Lewis (Royse City, TX), Lynwood Adams (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): MODUS TEST, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Attorney of Record (34 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683842 on 03/15/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


White noise sound machine
Patent No. D927463 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): London Johnson, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29692750 on 05/28/2019 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D927523 

Inventor(s): Adam Mukaty (Irving, TX), Eric Chartan (Irving, TX), Feiyang Xue (Plano, TX), Lisa Nerren (Irving, TX), Stephanie Stewart (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Tax Smart Research, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Washam PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722090 on 01/27/2020 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D927524 

Inventor(s): Adam Mukaty (Irving, TX), Eric Chartan (Irving, TX), Feiyang Xue (Plano, TX), Lisa Nerren (Irving, TX), Stephanie Stewart (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Tax Smart Research, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Washam PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722091 on 01/27/2020 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body washer
Patent No. D927605 

Inventor(s): Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29688095 on 04/18/2019 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Security fence panel
Patent No. D927730 

Inventor(s): Geoff T. Luczycki (Garland, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29709697 on 10/16/2019 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Security fence panel
Patent No. D927731 

Inventor(s): Geoff T. Luczycki (Garland, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29709699 on 10/16/2019 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Security fence panel
Patent No. D927732 

Inventor(s): Geoff T. Luczycki (Garland, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29709702 on 10/16/2019 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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