Dallas Invents: 138 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 18

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Bank of America's blockchain-based unexpected data detection
• Frito-Lay's potato cultivar
Toyota's vehicle seat assembly for physical exercise
ZixCorp's secure transmission system with upgraded encryption strength
• Unassigned underwater wings for providing lift to boats
• HS Labs' water detection assembly

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 Feb. 18, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

138 patents granted    Ranked No. 11 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas) 17
TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano) 14
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 7
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

UNASSIGNED 12


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney) 2
David Gerard Ledet (Allen) 2
Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Ernest Freeman (Dallas) 2
Finley Lee Ledbetter (Argyle) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
Honghui Zhang (Richardson) 2
James Giwani (Dallas) 2
Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

152 days
Method and apparatus for enabling variable wagering odds using slot machine draw game wagering and a universal drawing result via assigned bins and modulo functions
Patent No. 10565821
Assignee: SCA Promotions, Inc. (Dallas)
Inventors: Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr. (Dawsonville, GA), Robert D. Hamman (Dallas)

2,405 days
Series equivalent scans across multiple scan topologies
Patent No. RE047864
Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas)
Inventor: Gary L. Swoboda (Sugar Land)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Potato cultivar FL 2512
Patent No. 10561114 

Inventor(s): Robert W. Hoopes (Rhinelander, WI)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Cochran Freund Young LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283719 on 02/22/2019 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: A potato cultivar designated FL 2512 is disclosed. The invention relates to tubers of potato cultivar FL 2512, to seeds of potato cultivar FL 2512, to plants and plant parts of potato cultivar FL 2512, to food products produced from potato cultivar FL 2512, and to methods for producing a potato plant by crossing potato cultivar FL 2512 with itself or with another potato variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a transgenic potato plant and to the transgenic potato plants and parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to potato plants and plant parts derived from potato cultivar FL 2512, to methods for producing other potato plants or plant parts derived from potato cultivar FL 2512 and to the potato plants and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid potato tubers, seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing potato cultivar FL 2512 with another potato cultivar.

[A01H] NEW PLANTS OR PROCESSES FOR OBTAINING THEM; PLANT REPRODUCTION BY TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES [5]


Locker with illuminated indicia
Patent No. 10561256 

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15639117 on 06/30/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locker assembly having a backlit indicia includes a pair of sidewalls and a horizontal top defining a locker enclosure. At least one shelf extends at least partially between the sidewalls and defines a storage space in the locker enclosure. An illuminated panel extending at least partially between the sidewalls includes: an at least partially translucent sheet, a plurality of powered lighting elements disposed under the sheet, and a lighting enclosure cooperating with the panel to enclose the lighting elements.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Quantitative heart testing
Patent No. 10561327 

Inventor(s): David Krubsack (Allen, TX), Mark Hilz (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Heart Test Laboratories, Inc. (Westlake, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15644644 on 07/07/2017 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: Heart condition and function can be quantified using repolarization measures and/or repolarization indices derived from a time-frequency transform of an electrocardiogram, e.g., based on points in time associated with the T wave. The electrocardiograms, time-frequency maps derived therefrom, and/or indices obtained by analysis of the time-frequency maps and electrocardiograms may be assembled into a user interface. Further embodiments are described.

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


Topical skin care formulations comprising botanical extracts
Patent No. 10561601 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Carle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15461229 on 03/16/2017 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is method of treating skin by reducing TNF-a production in a person”s skin in need of treatment, the method comprising topically applying a composition that includes an effective amount of an aqueous extract of [i]Syzygium moorei [/i]leaf to the person”s skin, wherein TNF-a production in the skin is reduced.

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


AAV vectors targeted to the central nervous system
Patent No. 10561743 

Inventor(s): Steven Gray (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16440638 on 06/13/2019 (250 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to chimeric AAV capsids targeted to the central nervous system, virus vectors comprising the same, and methods of using the vectors to target the central nervous system. The invention further relates to chimeric AAV capsids targeted to oligodendrocytes, virus vectors comprising the same, and methods of using the vectors to target oligodendrocytes.

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


Vehicle seat assembly for physical exercise
Patent No. 10561887 

Inventor(s): Adam D. Holmstrom (Pinckney, MI), Jaime N. Moore (Ann Arbor, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, 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: 15689534 on 08/29/2017 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat base, a seat back rotatably connected to the seat base, a seat bottom mounted on the seat base, and at least one of the following mounted to one of the seat base, seat back, and seat bottom: a resistance mechanism structured to exert a biasing force on at least one exercise arm operatively connected to the resistance mechanism; a bicycle seat receptacle structured for detachably mounting a bicycle seat to the seat base; and a docking mechanism structured for detachably mounting a pedal mechanism to the seat base.

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


Golf irons with sealed undercut
Patent No. 10561910 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Kammerer (Fort Worth, TX), Matt Daraskavich (Grapevine, TX), Michael Pinto (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058884 on 08/08/2018 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head includes a body, a first polymeric insert, and a second polymeric insert. The body includes a face, a sole, and a rear wall that collectively define an undercut volume. The first polymeric insert is provided within the undercut volume to define a sealed cavity within the undercut volume; and, the second polymeric insert is secured to the body and defines an open cavity extending from the rear wall toward the face.

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


Pitch training device
Patent No. 10561915 

Inventor(s): Ronald Edwin Plummer (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16260897 on 01/29/2019 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pitch training device used to improve the throwing technique of balls used in sports. The device includes a core and a substantially disk-shaped body that provides immediate visual feedback as to whether the device was properly thrown. The core exhibits a density greater than the density of the body, thereby mimicking the moment of inertia of many sports balls. This, in turn, allows the user of the device to improve the training techniques used to increase spin efficiency of a ball while also helping train and improve other throwing techniques.

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


Zoysiagrass named KSUZ 0802
Patent No. PP031464 (Plant)

Inventor(s): Ambika Chandra (Dallas, TX), Anthony D. Genovesi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Kansas State University Research Foundation (Manhattan, KS), The Texas AM University System (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15932850 on 05/07/2018 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: The new and distinct zoysiagrass variety described herein is a [i]Z. matrella [/i]x [i]Z. japonica [/i]F[subscript]1 [/subscript]hybrid named KSUZ 0802. KSUZ 0802 can be distinguished by its superior turf quality, fine-textured leaves, increased resistance to bluegrass billbug ([i]Sphenophorus parvulus [/i]Ghyllenhaal), and cold tolerance that is comparable to zoysiagrass varieties adapted to the transition zone growing region in the U.S. Patent Class: N/A


 

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

Vacuum spray apparatus and uses thereof
Patent No. 10562078 

Inventor(s): Dennis Dehn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ECP Incorporated (Woodridge, IL)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14321196 on 07/01/2014 (2058 days app to issue)

Abstract: Spray apparatus and uses thereof are described herein. A vacuum spray nozzle apparatus may include a first tube in fluid communication with a fluid source, a rotor coupled to the tube, a conduit in fluid communication with the passages of the first tube, and a second tube coupled to the conduit, the second tube being in fluid communication with a vacuum source. The rotor is in fluid communication with the pressurized fluid source. The conduit is substantially arched or angled such that an outlet of the conduit is offset a radial distance in a radial direction from the rotor axis, and when pressurized fluid is ejected from the outlet, during use, rotates the conduit. The vacuum spray nozzle apparatus is configured to remove components from a material through the second tube when a pressure of the system is reduced using the vacuum source.

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


System and method of post-cure processing of composite core
Patent No. 10562202 

Inventor(s): Levi H. Armstrong (Saginaw, TX), Phillip A. Kendrick (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15897934 on 02/15/2018 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of cutting a wafer of composite core from a bulk composite core includes stabilizing the bulk composite core with a fixture, the bulk composite core having a plurality of tube members. The method also includes cutting through each of the tube members to create the wafer while the bulk composite core is stabilized by the fixture.

[B26D] CUTTING; DETAILS COMMON TO MACHINES FOR PERFORATING, PUNCHING, CUTTING-OUT, STAMPING-OUT OR SEVERING (disintegrating by knives or other cutting or tearing members which chop material into fragments B02C 18/00; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; hand-held cutting tools B26B) [5]


Additive manufacturing of active devices using dielectric, conductive, and magnetic materials
Patent No. 10562226 

Inventor(s): Adam Cohen (Dallas, TX), Edmond Richer (Richardson, TX), Paul Krueger (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14213136 on 03/14/2014 (2167 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a process, system and apparatus for multi-material additive manufacturing process comprising: extruding an extrudable material through a nozzle capable of moving along one or more axis and concurrently extruding one or more filaments, wherein the filament is embedded in, on or about the extrudable material from the nozzle.

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


Optical lens comprising a protective removable film
Patent No. 10562248 

Inventor(s): Aude Lapprand (Dallas, TX), Gerald Fournand (Dallas, TX), Haifeng Shan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15508727 on 09/04/2014 (1993 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention concerns an optical lens comprising (i) a temporary coating at least partially covering a surface of the lens, said temporary coating comprising an outermost layer mechanically degradable through friction and/or contact; (ii) a removable film having opposite first side and second sides which adhere to said outermost layer through its first side, whereinthe first side of the film has a roughness Rq lower than 750 nm and the first side of the film has a surface energy lower than 38 mJ/m[superscript]2[/superscript].

[B29D] PRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE (making granules B29B 9/00; making preforms B29B 11/00) [4]


Exterior sheathing panel with integrated air/water barrier membrane
Patent No. 10562271 

Inventor(s): Scottie Lee Stinson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TREMCO INCORPORATED (Beachwood, OH), UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Greer, Burns Crain, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14198093 on 03/05/2014 (2176 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exterior sheathing cementitious panel which prevents water penetration and air leakage is provided. Methods for manufacturing exterior sheathing cementitious panels with a highly efficient integrated air/water barrier membrane are provided as well.

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


Electronic hub device
Patent No. 10562341 

Inventor(s): Melvin Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sanchelima Associates, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163797 on 10/18/2018 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an electronic hub device that comprises a frame mounted on a pole structure of an object. Frame comprises one or more sensors configured to detect one or more events around electronic hub device, and a plurality of light sources installed along a boundary of frame configured to illuminate a portion of frame within boundary of frame. Portion of frame includes promotional content selected based on user preferences. Frame further comprises a processor configured to activate plurality of light sources upon detection of one or more events.

[B60B] VEHICLE WHEELS (making wheels or wheel parts by rolling B21H 1/00, by forging, hammering or pressing B21K 1/28); CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION


Efficient HVAC operation by predictive control
Patent No. 10562369 

Inventor(s): Benjamin M. Geller (Ann Arbor, MI), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Shannon Alicia Wrobel (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15596965 on 05/16/2017 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a power source, a sensor to detect data, and a HVAC system having a compressor to compress vapor refrigerant and a fan to blow conditioned air into a cabin of the vehicle, the compressor and the fan both designed to operate using a portion of the power generated by the power source. The system further includes an ECU to predict that the vehicle will accelerate or decelerate based on the data, to decrease power provided to the compressor and increase power provided to the fan when the ECU predicts the acceleration in order to reduce total power provided to the HVAC system and to reduce variance in total noise and vibration generated by the HVAC system, and to increase power to the compressor when the ECU predicts that the vehicle will decelerate in order to increase the total power provided to the HVAC system.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


Tonneau cover with integral table and benches
Patent No. 10562383 

Inventor(s): Colby S. Williams (Milan, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, 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: 15952712 on 04/13/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle tonneau cover includes a first tonneau cover portion and a second tonneau cover portion positioned opposite the first tonneau cover portion. A connecting structure connects the first cover portion with the second cover portion. A third tonneau cover portion is coupled to the connecting structure so as to be securable in a first position to form a first configuration of the cover, and in a second position to form a second configuration of the cover. In the first configuration, the third cover portion resides between the first and second cover portions. In the second configuration, the third cover portion is spaced apart from the first and second cover portions so as to form a first gap between the third cover portion and the first cover portion and a second gap between the third cover portion and the second cover portion.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Vehicle docking and control systems for robots
Patent No. 10562432 

Inventor(s): Suhas E. Chelian (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225709 on 08/01/2016 (1296 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle for transporting and communicating with a robot includes a vehicle body and a robot dock mechanically coupled to the vehicle body and configured to mechanically couple the robot to the vehicle body. The vehicle also includes an input/output port configured to be electrically coupled to the robot. The vehicle also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the input/output port and configured to transmit a signal to the robot via the input/output port to at least one of program the robot or control the robot.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Front bumper slide-out step
Patent No. 10562456 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey S. Knutsen (Ann Arbor, MI), Joshua S. Lynch (Dundee, 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: 16023221 on 06/29/2018 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: An extendable and retractable step platform assembly is provided for a front of a vehicle to afford a user with a better view and reach for accessing an engine compartment. The step platform assembly includes a guide rail system coupled to a front frame of the vehicle. A step platform is coupled to the guide rail system. The step platform provides a substantially planar surface configured to support a load for an extended time. The step platform moves in a horizontal direction between a first position that is retracted behind a front bumper of the vehicle, and a second position that is extended beyond the front bumper of the vehicle.

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


Cooling assemblies for cooling heat generating components and vehicles and electronics assemblies incorporating the same
Patent No. 10562469 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (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: 15782536 on 10/12/2017 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronics assembly comprising at least one circuit board substrate comprising a fluid inlet channel and a fluid outlet channel and at least one heat generating component coupled to the circuit board substrate. The at least one heat generating component is fluidly coupled to the fluid inlet channel and the fluid outlet channel. A heat exchanger is directly coupled to the circuit board substrate and comprises an inlet plenum fluidly coupled to the fluid outlet channel of the circuit board substrate and an outlet plenum fluidly coupled to the inlet channel of the circuit board substrate. A pump is fluidly coupled to the circuit board substrate and the heat exchanger.

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


Underwater wings for providing lift to boats
Patent No. 10562592 

Inventor(s): Jason Bernard Minor (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Nelson Bumgardner Albritton P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15957508 on 04/19/2018 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to underwater wings for providing lift to boats. More particularly, the invention comprises an underwater wing that attaches to the hull or hulls of a pontoon or tri-toon boat. The purpose of the wing is to provide a designated amount of lift to reduce drag and improve performance of the watercraft. This is different from a traditional hydrofoil, which is designed to lift a boat completely out of the water.

[B63B] SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING (arrangements of vessel ventilation, heating, cooling, or air-conditioning B63J 2/00; floating substructures as supports of dredgers or soil-shifting machines E02F 9/06) [2]


Rotor hub vibration attenuator
Patent No. 10562617 

Inventor(s): Amarjit Olenchery Kizhakkepat (Fort Worth, TX), David Heverly (Arlington, TX), Frank Brad Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Southlake, TX), Michael Seifert (Southlake, TX), Michael Smith (Colleyville, TX), Th
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15350073 on 11/13/2016 (1192 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)


Helicopter with wing augmented lift
Patent No. 10562618 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15477582 on 04/03/2017 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: A helicopter has a fuselage, a main rotor system connected to the fuselage and configured to rotate in a rotor direction, the main rotor system comprising a retreating rotor blade side and an opposing advancing rotor blade side, and a first wing extending from the fuselage on the retreating rotor blade side. The helicopter comprises no tail rotor system and comprises no counter-rotating rotor system coaxial with the main rotor system.

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


Systems and methods for bulk material storage and/or transport
Patent No. 10562702 

Inventor(s): Robert A. Harris (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): SANDBOX LOGISTICS, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: LKGlobal | Lorenz Kopf, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15219640 on 07/26/2016 (1302 days app to issue)

Abstract: Bulk material storage units that can be placed on flatbeds that can be hauled in various manners, including rail cars or trucks, to the destination and removed from the flatbed for temporary storage at the destination, freeing the transportation mode, e.g., rail cars or trucks, to be used elsewhere. Embodiments of the bulk material storage unit of the present invention replace rail hopper cars or truck trailers to hold the bulk material during transportation as well as provide temporary storage at the desired location, e.g., the origin or destination, without tying up transportation resources.

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


Drive unit for circuit breakers, switchgear, and motor control centers
Patent No. 10566772 

Inventor(s): Ashley Ledbetter McWhorter (Argyle, TX), David Walterscheid (Argyle, TX), Finley Lee Ledbetter (Argyle, TX), Jonathan Whitney (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): CBS ArcSafe, Inc. (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15805873 on 11/07/2017 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a drive unit for driving a tool mated with a tool receptacle in a device. The drive unit includes a tool carrying apparatus configured to carry the tool, and a proximity sensor cooperating with at least a portion of the tool carrying apparatus so as to detect movement of the tool carrying apparatus along a longitudinal axis thereof. A motor apparatus is configured to rotate the tool carrying apparatus. Control circuitry is configured to operate the motor in an engagement mode to rotate at least a portion of the tool carrying apparatus until the tool is rotationally aligned with the tool receptacle so as to permit insertion thereinto, based on the proximity sensor not detecting movement of the tool carrying apparatus a threshold distance along the longitudinal axis toward the tool receptacle.

[B23P] OTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS (arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


 

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

Method for making 1,1,3,3-tetrachloropropene
Patent No. 10562832 

Inventor(s): Darrell G. Hollis (Conway Springs, KS), Derrek Rae Burrows (Wichita, KS), John L. Dawkins (Derby, KS), Keith S. Kramer (Andover, KS), Rodney L. Klausmeyer (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968796 on 05/02/2018 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for the manufacture of 1,1,3,3-tetrachloropropene, the process comprising dehydrochlorinating 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Cationic sulfonamide amino lipids and amphiphilic zwitterionic amino lipids
Patent No. 10562849 

Inventor(s): Daniel J. Siegwart (Dallas, TX), Jason B. Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15597049 on 05/16/2017 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Silicone hydrogel lens with a crosslinked hydrophilic coating
Patent No. 10563090 

Inventor(s): Lynn Cook Winterton (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16397255 on 04/29/2019 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40 C. to about 140 C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.

[C08L] COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS (compositions based on polymerisable monomers C08F, C08G; artificial filaments or fibres D01F; textile treating compositions D06) [2]


Coatings containing polymer modified enzyme for stable self-cleaning of organic stains
Patent No. 10563094 

Inventor(s): Andreas Buthe (Steinfurt, , DE), Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Liting Zhang (St. Paul, MN), Masahiko Ishii (Okazaki, , JP), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI), Ping Wang (North Oaks, MN), Songtao Wu (Ann Arbor, MI), Xueyan Zhao
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14812087 on 07/29/2015 (1665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Bioactive coatings that are stabilized against inactivation by weathering are provided including a base associated with a chemically modified enzyme, and, optionally a first polyoxyethylene present in the base and independent of the enzyme. The coatings are optionally overlayered onto a substrate to form an active coating facilitating the removal of organic stains or organic material from food, insects, or the environment.

[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]


Patient video monitoring systems and methods for thermal detection of liquids
Patent No. 10565456 

Inventor(s): Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Kenneth W. Chapman (Lewisville, TX), Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16250415 on 01/17/2019 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for monitoring a patient in a patient area having one or more detection zones, the system comprising one or more cameras, a user interface, and a computing system configured to receive a chronological series of frames from the one or more cameras, identify liquid candidates by comparing a current frame with a plurality of previous frames of the chronological series, determine locations of the liquid candidates, identify thermal signatures of the liquid candidates, determine types of liquids of the liquid candidates based on the locations and thermal signatures of the liquid candidates, and generate an alert with the user interface corresponding to the determined types of liquids.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Garbage disposal stopper/strainer
Patent No. 10563386 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): DANCO, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973292 on 05/07/2018 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a garbage disposal strainer and stopper. The garbage disposal strainer and stopper can include a base. It can also include a top that includes a cavity and a first shaft. The garbage disposal strainer and stopper can also include an insert that is configured to fit within the cavity of the top. The insert further can also include a second shaft. Moreover, the garbage disposal strainer and stopper can include a cap configured to fit through the first shaft in the top and the second shaft in the insert and engage the base. The cap can include a rim extending past an external wall of the first shaft.

[E03C] DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER (not connected to either water-supply main or to waste pipe A47K; devices of the kind used in the ground E03B, E03F); SINKS


Floor element for forming a floor covering, a floor covering, and a method for manufacturing a floor element
Patent No. 10563411 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16028745 on 07/06/2018 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floor element for forming a floor covering, wherein the floor element comprises a decorative layer made of a ceramic material and a support layer arranged below this decorative layer, wherein the support layer comprises edges provided with coupling elements configured to allow a mechanical coupling with coupling elements of an adjacent floor element and wherein the floor element comprises an intermediate layer having a resin material that permeates a lower surface of the decorative layer.

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


Earth boring tool with improved arrangements of cutter side rakes
Patent No. 10563463 

Inventor(s): Andrew David Murdock (Fort Worth, TX), Carl Aron Deen (Fort Worth, TX), Rob A. Simmons (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15396409 on 12/30/2016 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: Earth boring tools with a plurality of fixed cutters have side rake or lateral rakes configured for improving chip removal and evacuation, drilling efficiency, and/or depth of cut management as compared with conventional arrangements.

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


Remotely operated and multi-functional down-hole control tools
Patent No. 10563481 

Inventor(s): William M. Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15756904 on 10/02/2015 (1600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling flow in a wellbore can include a down-hole control module that is hydraulically coupled to multiple components of the system. The control module can include a computer, which can be preprogrammed to operate the various components in a particular sequence, and communicate confirmation or error signals to a surface location. The control module can also include a micro-hydraulic motor and pump that can that can be instructed by the computer to selectively deliver hydraulic fluid to one or more of the components of the system. The system can include isolation members such as packers, hydraulic pressure maintenance devices (PMDs), hydraulic sheer joints, inflow control devices or valves (ICDs or ICVs) and a multi-position valve that can be actuated by the control module without necessitating communication with a surface location.

[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]


Actuatable deflector for a completion sleeve in multilateral wells
Patent No. 10563483 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15563947 on 12/28/2016 (1147 days app to issue)

Abstract: A completion sleeve includes a body that defines an inner passage and a window that provides a lateral exit from the inner passage. A deflector is positioned within the inner passage and is pivotable between a stowed position, where the deflector is received within a pocket defined in a sidewall of the body, and a deployed position where the deflector is positioned to deflect downhole tools laterally through the window. An actuator is positioned within the sidewall and operatively coupled to the deflector. The actuator is actuatable to move the deflector between the stowed and deployed positions.

[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]


Shunt tube assembly entry device
Patent No. 10563485 

Inventor(s): Brandon Thomas Least (Dallas, TX), Jan Veit (Plano, TX), Jean Marc Lopez (Plano, TX), Luke William Holderman (Plano, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902647 on 02/22/2018 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shunt tube entry device comprises one or more inlet ports, a shroud disposed at least partially about a wellbore tubular, and a shunt tube in fluid communication with the chamber. The shroud defines a chamber between the shroud and the wellbore tubular, and the chamber is in fluid communication with the one or more entry ports.

[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

 

Methods and apparatus for clutch and brake drag reduction using springs
Patent No. 10563701 

Inventor(s): Hiroki Yasui (Mishima, , JP), Luke A. Rippelmeyer (Farmers Branch, 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: 15437219 on 02/20/2017 (1093 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of a clutch assembly and separator plates for a clutch assembly. The clutch assembly may comprise a first separator plate; a second separator plate; and a spring coupled to the first separator plate and contacting the second separator plate, such that when compressed the spring applies a repulsive force separating the first separator plate and the second separator plate.

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


Internal valve system with valve inlet positioned relative to container feed inlet
Patent No. 10563786 

Inventor(s): FeiFei Ji (Shanghai, , CN), Jing Chen (Shanghai, , CN), Li Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636507 on 06/28/2017 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal valve includes a valve stem disposed in a valve body, a poppet valve coupled to the stem, and a bleed valve coupled to the stem. The valve stem is shiftable from a first position in which the poppet valve and the bleed valve are closed, to a second position in which the bleed valve is open, and a third position in which the bleed valve is closed and the poppet valve is open, and the poppet may shift closed in response to a pressure change. The valve body includes a shoulder that is arranged for sealing engagement with a container flange and is between an inlet and a flange of the valve body and spaced away from the inlet. The shoulder is arranged on the valve body to place the inlet a desired distance away from the inner wall of the fluid container.

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


Detection of damper motor mechanically disconnected from damper assembly
Patent No. 10563882 

Inventor(s): Herman Marcus Thomas (Garland, TX), Marcus W. Troxell (Frisco, TX), Stephen A. Walter (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16225277 on 12/19/2018 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of testing a HVAC unit for a disconnected damper motor is provided. An outside air section of a damper assembly is closed and air is circulated through the unit. If a discharge air temperature is not substantially equal to a return air temperature, the damper motor is determined to be disconnected. Otherwise, an economizing function having a free cooling target temperature is started. An outside air temperature is compared to the free cooling target temperature. If the outside air temperature is less than the free cooling target temperature, the damper motor is determined to be disconnected if the damper motor has been commanded to fully open the outside air section. If the outside air temperature is not less than the free cooling target temperature, the damper motor is determined to be disconnected if a discharge air temperature is not substantially equal to an outside air temperature.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


HVAC bypass control
Patent No. 10563883 

Inventor(s): Colin Clara (Frisco, TX), Eric Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Roger Hundt (Carrollton, TX), Walter Davis, II (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15879140 on 01/24/2018 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is configured to receive a signal from a thermostat. The signal instructs the HVAC system to operate a component in a partial load mode. The HVAC system is further configured to determine that the component has exceeded its operating envelope. In response to determining that the component has exceeded its operating envelope, the HVAC system is configured to operate the component according to an override configuration. The override configuration overrides the signal to operate the component in the partial load mode.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


Auto addressing for HVAC units
Patent No. 10563884 

Inventor(s): Cheng Liang Xu (Plano, TX), Hongbing Lian (Plano, TX), Saravanakumar Selvarajan (Tamil Nadu, , IN)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15881933 on 01/29/2018 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a system comprises a primary unit and a plurality of secondary units each having a unique unit number. The primary unit is configured to communicate a command to each secondary unit with instructions to reply during a time window. The primary unit is also configured to receive a reply communication indicating the secondary unit”s unique unit number from at least one of the secondary units, and determine an address to assign to the replying secondary unit based at least in part on the received unique unit number.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


Oven-style nozzle for reworking operations involving bottom-side terminated components or other components
Patent No. 10563920 

Inventor(s): Bruce E. Oliver (McKinney, TX), Michael E. Kratz (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14563817 on 12/08/2014 (1898 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a gas interface configured to be fluidly coupled to a gas source and to receive a heated gas flow from the gas source. The apparatus also includes a convection-to-radiant heat transfer section configured to receive convection heat from the heated gas flow. The apparatus further includes a compartment configured to receive a component. The heat transfer section is configured to convert the convection heat into radiant heat and to provide the radiant heat to the compartment in order to heat the component within the compartment. The apparatus is configured to substantially block the heated gas flow from contacting the component within the compartment. One or more exhaust vent openings may be configured to allow exhaust of the heated gas flow from the apparatus. A damper may be configured to selectively release or block the one or more exhaust vent openings.

[F27D] DETAILS OR ACCESSORIES OF FURNACES, KILNS, OVENS, OR RETORTS, IN SO FAR AS THEY ARE OF KINDS OCCURRING IN MORE THAN ONE KIND OF FURNACE (combustion apparatus F23; electric heating H05B)


 

P H Y S I C S

Wearable computing device having a curved back to reduce pressure on vertebrae
Patent No. 10561519 

Inventor(s): Tiffany Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15215379 on 07/20/2016 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a first side portion and a second side portion that partially extend across a shoulder and rest on a front of a user. The device also includes a neck portion connected to the first side portion and the second side portion. The neck portion includes an outer edge and an inner edge. The neck portion is curved from the first side portion to the second side portion to extend around a portion of a circumference of the neck of the user. The neck portion is also curved from the outer edge to the inner edge to follow a curvature of a spine of the user. The wearable computing device also includes an input device and a mobile processor designed to determine output data based on input data. The wearable computing device also includes an output device designed to output the output data.

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


System and method for autonomous charging of an autonomous vehicle
Patent No. 10562406 

Inventor(s): Colby S. Williams (Milan, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, 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: 15918601 on 03/12/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and methods for autonomous charging of an autonomous vehicle. Specifically, the present disclosure describes an autonomous vehicle subsystem configured to evaluate vehicle charge, identify possible charging stations, interact with a user to confirm a charging station, navigate to the selected charging station, and initiate and receive of a charge from a charging port at the charging station. User interaction may be vehicle-driven or user-driven.

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


Water detection assembly
Patent No. 10564065 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX), Cory Matheson (Celina, TX), Kade Scott (The Colony, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): HS Labs, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Pizarro Allen PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16182335 on 11/06/2018 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water detection device that includes a water-activated battery configured to switch from a dormant condition to an active condition upon contact with water, such that the water-activated battery supplies an electrical voltage upon contact with the water, an electronic circuit configured to receive the electrical voltage from the water-activated battery, where the electronic circuit is configured to communicate with an external, electronic device via one or more wireless communication techniques when the electronic circuit is powered by the electrical voltage, and where communication between the electronic circuit and the external, electronic device is an uninterrupted communication when the electronic circuit is receiving the electrical voltage from the water-activated battery, and a housing configured to receive the water-activated battery and the electronic circuit, where the housing has passageways configured to facilitate movement of the water into the housing and toward the battery.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Line fault signature analysis
Patent No. 10564206 

Inventor(s): Amit G Kumbasi (Allen, TX), Kallikuppa M Sreenivasa (Bangalore, , IN), Prasanna U. Rajagopal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520518 on 07/24/2019 (209 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a time-domain analyzer is arranged to generate an indication of a number of high-frequency events of an electrical monitor signal that includes a fundamental periodic frequency. The high-frequency events include frequencies higher than the fundamental periodic frequency. A frequency-domain analyzer is arranged to generate frequency band information in response to frequencies of the electrical monitor signal that are higher than the fundamental periodic frequency. A fault detector is arranged to monitor the indication of the number of high-frequency events and the generated frequency band information, and to generate a fault flag in response to the monitored indication of the number of high-frequency events and the generated frequency band information.

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


Multiple rate signature test to verify integrated circuit identity
Patent No. 10564216 

Inventor(s): Gunvant Patel (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15494753 on 04/24/2017 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: Screening a batch of integrated circuits (IC) may be done with test patterns provided in a sequence of test vectors. The sequence of test vectors may be fetched from a memory coupled to a tester and then one or more bits from each test vector may be provided to the tester. A test pattern is formed by updating a latch in a periodic manner with a bit value from a same bit position from each of the sequence of test vectors. The test pattern may then be applied to an input pin of a device under test and a resulting signal may be monitored on an output pin of each one of the batch of ICs. A slow speed ICs may be screened by treating each IC that passes both a fast pattern test and a slow speed pattern test as a failure, for example.

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


Tap Dual Port Router, First, Second Multiplexer, First, Second Gating
Patent No. 10564220 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229647 on 12/21/2018 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure describes a test architecture that supports a common approach to testing individual die and dies in a 3D stack arrangement. The test architecture uses an improved TAP design to facilitate the testing of parallel test circuits within the die.

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


Cloaking devices with half lenses and plane mirrors and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 10564328 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (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: 15677341 on 08/15/2017 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side and a cloaked region between the object side and image-side. An object-side half lens, an image-side half lens and a planar reflection boundary positioned between the object-side half lens and the image-side half lens are included. The object-side half lens and the image-side half lens each comprise an inward facing surface and an outward facing convex surface. The planar reflection boundary comprises an inward facing mirror surface. Light from an object positioned on the object-side of the cloaking device and obscured by the cloaked region is redirected around the cloaked region by the object-side half lens, planar reflection boundary and image-side half lens to form an image of the object on the image-side of the cloaking device such that the light from the object appears to pass through the cloaked region.

[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. 10564378 

Inventor(s): Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell, TX), Kevin Lee Strause (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886342 on 02/01/2018 (747 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]


Boresight alignment module
Patent No. 10564379 

Inventor(s): Steven C. Palomino (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16171790 on 10/26/2018 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: A boresight module includes a housing including an input window and an exit window. The boresight module further includes a lateral transfer hollow, dichroic beam splitter, retro-reflector (LTHSR) assembly supported by the housing. The LTHSR assembly includes a dichroic beam splitter. The boresight module further includes a corner cube coupled to the housing and a collimator including a collimator housing coupled to the housing and a target supported by the collimator housing. The target is configured to receive electromagnetic radiation from the input window to emit electromagnetic radiation through the exit window. A method of aligning a device with a boresight alignment module is further disclosed.

[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]


Using cloud-based data for virtualization of an industrial automation environment with information overlays
Patent No. 10564633 

Inventor(s): Stephen Nawalaniec (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc. (Mayfield Heights, OH)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15621206 on 06/13/2017 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud-based virtualization generation service collects industrial data from multiple industrial automation systems of multiple industrial customers for storage and analysis on a cloud platform. A virtualization management component (VMC) generates a virtualized industrial automation system of an industrial automation system based on data analysis results. The VMC facilitates remotely controlling the industrial automation system based on user interactions with the virtualized industrial automation system, and updates the virtualized industrial automation system based on collected data relating to the industrial automation system. The VMC customizes a user”s view of the virtualized industrial automation system based on a user”s role, authorization, location, or preferences, wherein different views of the virtualized industrial automation system with different data overlays are presented on different communication devices of different users. The VMC enables a user to filter data of a virtualized view and share information, including virtual notes, with other users.

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


System and method for locality detection to identify read or write streams in a memory device
Patent No. 10564853 

Inventor(s): Scheheresade Virani (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Western Digital Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15497547 on 04/26/2017 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for determining locality of an incoming command relative to previously identified write or read streams is disclosed. NVM Express (NVMe) implements a paired submission queue and completion queue mechanism, with host software on the host device placing commands into multiple submission queues. The memory device fetches the commands from the multiple submission queues, which results in the incoming commands being interspersed. In order to determine whether the incoming commands should be assigned to previously identified read or write streams, the locality of the incoming commands relative to the previously identified read or write streams is analyzed. One example of locality is proximity in address space. In response to determining locality, the incoming commands are assigned to the various streams.

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


Method and system for visualizing a correlation between host commands and storage system performance
Patent No. 10564888 

Inventor(s): Einav Zilberstein (Had Hasharon, , IL), Eyal Sobol (Givat Shmuel, , IL), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Liat Hod (Kfar Saba, , IL), Omer Gilad (Holon, , IL), Tal Shaked (Hana-Karkur, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371613 on 04/01/2019 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for visualizing a correlation between host commands and storage system performance are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving information concerning host operations of a host performed over a time period; receiving information concerning storage system operations of a storage system performed over the time period; and simultaneously displaying both the host operations and the storage system operations over the time period. Other embodiments are possible, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination.

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


Managed software as a service deployment utilizing a client key to generate a one-time use reference for delivery
Patent No. 10564951 

Inventor(s): Warren W. Robbins (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15054234 on 02/26/2016 (1453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing a secure userless device software deployment operation. The secure userless device software deployment operation enables a client information handing system and a server information handling system to independently and deterministically construct a host reference (such as a host universal resource locator (URL)). In certain embodiments, the host reference is used for the SaaS connection based on a fixed portion plus a unique portion created using a client”s public key as an identifier. In certain embodiments, the secure userless device software deployment operation leverages a management system to broker a SaaS service deployment. In certain embodiments, the secure userless device software deployment operation securely attaches a managed userless device to a tenant based SaaS offering by leveraging a connection plug-in and temporary/ephemeral URL architecture with a one-time use construct.

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


Processor micro-architecture for compute, save or restore multiple registers, devices, systems, methods and processes of manufacture
Patent No. 10564962 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Mizuno (Kashiwa, , JP), Kenichi Tashiro (Tsukuba, , JP), Yuji Umemoto (Tsuchiura, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16194668 on 11/19/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic circuit ([b]4000[/b]) includes a bias value generator circuit ([b]3900[/b]) operable to supply a varying bias value in a programmable range, and an instruction circuit ([b]3625, 4010[/b]) responsive to a first instruction to program the range of the bias value generator circuit ([b]3900[/b]) and further responsive to a second instruction having an operand to repeatedly issue the second instruction with the operand varied in an operand value range determined as a function of the varying bias value.

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


Enhanced protection of processors from a buffer overflow attack
Patent No. 10564969 

Inventor(s): Forrest L. Pierson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: NK Patent Law (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15356992 on 11/21/2016 (1184 days app to issue)

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

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


Event-driven serverless function orchestration
Patent No. 10565034 

Inventor(s): Farhad Sunavala (San Ramon, CA), Henry 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: 16194114 on 11/16/2018 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for coordinating execution of serverless functions. One or more events are received from one or more event sources. The one or more events are mapped to one or more event states of a function graph according to a mapping rule, the one or more event states including one or more actions, and the one or more actions which satisfied the mapping rule are executed. The received events are sent to a computer system to trigger the computer system initiating one or more computing resource groups for executing one or more serverless functions associated with the one or more actions. One or more responses are received from the serverless functions.

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


Service modeling and virtualization
Patent No. 10565086 

Inventor(s): John J. Michelsen (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, Inc. (Islandia, NY)
Law Firm: Alliance IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14626867 on 02/19/2015 (1825 days app to issue)

Abstract: The systems and methods described herein can be used to provide virtual service environments. In one embodiment, a virtual service model is generated by detecting one or more transactions, each of which includes a request sent from a requester to a software service and a response sent from the software service to the requester; storing information describing the detected transactions in a virtual service model, where the information describing each transaction includes information identifying a command included in the request and information identifying a response attribute included in the response; and generating information describing an unknown transaction, where the information describing the unknown transaction includes information identifying a first command and information identifying a first response attribute. The first command and the first response attribute are copies of a corresponding command and a corresponding response attribute associated with a corresponding one of the detected transactions.

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


Methods and systems for query resolution through graphical user interfaces
Patent No. 10565186 

Inventor(s): Brittany Courtney (Celina, TX), Dinesh Vajala (Plano, TX), Janagaraj Ragupathy (McKinney, TX), Sriram Srinivasan (Frisco, TX), Veena Yelamanchili (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239204 on 01/03/2019 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for query resolution through graphical user interfaces are disclosed. In one aspect, a system is disclosed that includes a processor and data storage including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to perform operations. The operations include receiving a query requesting resolution of inconsistent data; based on the query, creating an instance in a queue, where the instance identifies a priority and a task for the query; based on the priority, selecting the query from the queue and initiating resolution of the inconsistent data by generating a graphical user interface to accomplish the task; while accomplishing the task, generating each of (i) a documentation documenting the inconsistent data and the task and (ii) a resolution resolving the inconsistent data; storing the documentation; and publishing the resolution.

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


Identifying and displaying related content
Patent No. 10565250 

Inventor(s): Charla L. Stracener (Argyle, TX), Daniel J. Butterfield (Flower Mound, TX), James P. Appleyard (North Richland Hills, TX), Tanya E. Bubash (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006150 on 06/12/2018 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: The method includes identifying, by one or more computer processors, a first content consumed by a user. The method further includes identifying, by one or more computer processors, objects in the first content. The method further includes identifying, by one or more computer processors, a second content on the Internet that is similar to the first content, wherein the second content includes one or more objects that reach a threshold similarity to the identified objects in the first content. The method further includes identifying, by one or more computer processors, a date of creation for the identified first content and the date of creation of the second content. The method further includes arranging, by one or more computer processors, the identified first content and the identified second content in chronological order.

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


Interpreting the meaning of clinical values in electronic medical records
Patent No. 10565309 

Inventor(s): James S. Cox (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15045622 on 02/17/2016 (1462 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for determining the meaning of medical values in natural language content. The mechanisms receive patient information from a source which includes at least one of text or a numerical value indicative of a medical value corresponding to a patient. The mechanisms perform cognitive natural language processing on a context of the text or numerical value in the patient information and determine a meaning of the medical value based on results of the cognitive natural language processing. The mechanisms then process the patient information from the source based on the determined meaning of the medical value.

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


Systems and methods for image preprocessing to improve accuracy of object recognition
Patent No. 10565473 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Michael Wylie (Carrollton, 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: 16404935 on 05/07/2019 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to image preprocessing to improve object recognition. In one implementation, a system for preprocessing an image for object recognition may include at least one memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving the image, detecting a plurality of bounding boxes within the image, grouping the plurality of bounding boxes into a plurality of groups such that bounding boxes within a group have shared areas exceeding an area threshold, deriving a first subset of the plurality of bounding boxes by selecting bounding boxes having highest class confidence scores from at least one group, selecting a bounding box from the first subset having a highest score based on area and class confidence score, and outputting the selected bounding box.

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


Distributed activity control systems and methods
Patent No. 10565505 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979350 on 05/14/2018 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic, distributed directed activity network comprising a directed activity control program specifying tasks to be executed including required individual task inputs and outputs, the required order of task execution, and permitted parallelism in task execution; a plurality of task execution agents, individual of said agents having a set of dynamically changing agent attributes and capable of executing different required tasks in said activity control; a plurality of task execution controllers, each controller associated with one or more of the task execution agents with access to dynamically changing agent attributes; a directed activity controller for communicating with said task execution controllers for directing execution of said activity control program; a communications network capable of supporting communication between said directed activity controller and task execution controllers; and wherein said directed activity controller and task execution controllers communicate via said communication network to execute said directed activity control program using selected task execution agents.

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


Communication generation in complex computing networks
Patent No. 10565506 

Inventor(s): Bradley D. White (Plano, TX), Charles A. Hunt (Frisco, TX), Gregory B. Molik (Plano, TX), Khusro Khalid (Frisco, TX), Leonard A. Bucchino, III (Frisco, TX), Michael C. Munsie (Plano, TX), Michael D. Bigby (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Research Now Group, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235689 on 12/28/2018 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure is directed to communication generation by traversing routes of a graph in a complex computing network. The communication generation is used for determining whether an input signal has certain desired signal attributes.

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


Distributed activity control systems and methods
Patent No. 10565507 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16280451 on 02/20/2019 (363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic, distributed directed activity network comprising a directed activity control program specifying tasks to be executed including required individual task inputs and outputs, the required order of task execution, and permitted parallelism in task execution; a plurality of task execution agents, individual of said agents having a set of dynamically changing agent attributes and capable of executing different required tasks in said activity control; a plurality of task execution controllers, each controller associated with one or more of the task execution agents with access to dynamically changing agent attributes; a directed activity controller for communicating with said task execution controllers for directing execution of said activity control program; a communications network capable of supporting communication between said directed activity controller and task execution controllers; and wherein said directed activity controller and task execution controllers communicate via said communication network to execute said directed activity control program using selected task execution agents.

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


Techniques to facilitate online commerce by leveraging user activity
Patent No. 10565639 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401461 on 05/02/2019 (292 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to techniques to facilitate online commerce by leveraging user activity, specifically search activity for goods/services on an online platform. As described herein, the online platform refers to a turnkey e-commerce solution that enterprises use to manage electronic transactions involving their goods/services. Some techniques are directed to an improved online platform operative to predict a user”s intention behind a search query and after a consider number of search queries, to have that search query as a dynamic search filter for the online platform. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

[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]


Electronic devices for and methods of implementing memory transfers for image warping in an electronic device
Patent No. 10565778 

Inventor(s): Akila Subramaniam (Dallas, TX), Manish Goel (Plano, TX), Seok-Jun Lee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15682777 on 08/22/2017 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of implementing memory transfers for image warping in an electronic device is described. The method comprises receiving an input tile associated with an image; generating a geometric boundary around pixels of the input tile; and remapping the pixels in the geometric boundary to an output tile. An electronic device and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium for performing the method are also disclosed.

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


Virtual reality services within controlled-environment facility
Patent No. 10565793 

Inventor(s): Alice J. Clements (Coppell, TX), Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX), Scott Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15440273 on 02/23/2017 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for regulating the use of virtual reality environments provided to residents of controlled-environment facilities. In response to a request for virtual reality programs from an inmate, the privilege status of the inmate is used to determine the available virtual environments in which the inmate may participate. The participation of the inmate within a virtual reality session may be restricted based on the privilege status of the inmate. Any limitations on an inmate”s participation within an approved virtual environment may be enforced by restricting the behavior of an avatar representing the inmate within the virtual environment. The privilege status of inmates may be used to enforce restrictions that prohibit contact between certain inmates or certain classifications of inmates. The participation of inmates may be restricted and terminated based on a measured physiological responses to the inmate”s participation in a virtual environment.

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


Method and apparatus for enabling variable wagering odds using slot machine draw game wagering and a universal drawing result via assigned bins and modulo functions
Patent No. 10565821 

Inventor(s): Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr. (Dawsonville, GA), Robert D. Hamman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SCA Promotions, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576106 on 09/19/2019 (152 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are provided for allowing a plurality of consumers to each select his or her own fixed odds and associated winning payoff from a common universal drawing. The consumer selected custom odds are derived by subdividing one drawing event into a series of variable sized ”bins” that reduce wagered odds to a subset of the greater odds of the universal drawing where the totality of generated bins thereby contains 100% of the possible drawing outcomes. A modulo operation is then performed to create a unique pointer position to a congruence number for each of the created previously created bins. Thus, any desired subset of reduced wagering odds can be achieved with the virtual creation of the corresponding number of bins.

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


System for monitoring offender during correctional supervisory program
Patent No. 10565851 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997203 on 06/04/2018 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system for monitoring an offender during a correctional supervisory program. The system includes an offender communication device that transmit and receive communications via a communication and monitoring center. The offender communication device include a smart phone or tablet that obtains identity information including biometric information from an offender before a communication is transmitted or received. The offender communication device also stores data including metadata, metrics, or content of a communication and transmits the stored data to the communication and monitoring center. The communication and monitoring center transmits and receives communications from the offender communication device and another communication device. Further, the communication and monitoring center provides monitoring functionality to record a communication and determine that a location of an offender is in an authorized location based on rules and requirements of the correctional supervisory program.

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


Three dimensional NAND memory device with drain select gate electrode shared between multiple strings
Patent No. 10566059 

Inventor(s): Changyuan Chen (San Ramon, CA), Ching Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014028 on 06/21/2018 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments provide both ”string-sharing” drain select gate electrodes and ”string-selective” drain select gate electrodes in vertical NAND strings. Various embodiments may provide two or more vertical NAND strings sharing a common drain select gate electrode while also having separate additional drain select gate electrodes not electrically connected across the two or more vertical NAND strings.

[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)


Electronic device with a fuse read mechanism
Patent No. 10566070 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16216948 on 12/11/2018 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device includes: precharging a fuse read node to an intermediate voltage less than an input voltage, wherein the fuse read node connects a fuse array and a fuse read circuit, the fuse array including a fuse cell configured to store information and the fuse read circuit configured to read the stored information; connecting the fuse cell to the fuse read node for reading the information; and determining, with the fuse read circuit, the information from the fuse cell based on changes to the intermediate voltage at the fuse read node.

[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)


Data relocation
Patent No. 10567006 

Inventor(s): Igor Genshaft (Bat Yam, , IL), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Marina Frid (Jerusalem, , IL)
Assignee(s): Sandisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15229252 on 08/05/2016 (1292 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage device includes a memory device and a controller coupled to the memory device. The controller is configured, during execution of a relocation operation that includes storage of data to a memory buffer of an access device and retrieval of the data including data bits and first error correction code (ECC) parity bits from the memory buffer, to generate second ECC parity bits based on the data bits from the memory buffer and to compare the first ECC parity bits to the second ECC parity bits.

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


Search and notification procedures based on user history information
Patent No. 10567331 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14583169 on 12/25/2014 (1881 days app to issue)

Abstract: Identifying notification sent to user devices may provide an optimal approach to identifying data sources and updating a user device with information pertinent to known or identified user interests. One example method of operation may provide parsing notification message content of a notification message, linking a data source to the notification message content to create a hybrid user interface data feed, transmitting the initial hybrid user interface data feed to a number of message recipients, monitoring at least one of the data sources to identify a change to data content of the initial hybrid user interface data feed, and intercepting a change parameter during the monitoring of the data sources, and updating the hybrid user interface data feed based on the intercepted change parameter.

[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]


User adapted location based services
Patent No. 10567906 

Inventor(s): Mickey Iqbal (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16203173 on 11/28/2018 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: examining location data of a client computer device in reference to a geofence, the client computer device being associated to a certain user, the geofence being associated to a certain enterprise venue; in response to a breach of the geofence by the client computer device, initiating a process to obtain user associated data of the certain user; providing, while the client computer device is located within the geofence, one to more output observable by the certain user in dependence on data of the user associated data obtained by the initiated process; and in response to an exiting of the geofence by the client computer device terminating the process to obtain user associated data of the certain user.

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


Series equivalent scans across multiple scan topologies
Patent No. RE047864 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Gary L. Swoboda (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13946990 on 07/19/2013 (2405 days app to issue)

Abstract: Performing series equivalent scans spanning a plurality of scan technologies in a complex scan topology may be performed by performing shift operations in the complex scan topology while only one branch of the complex scan topology connectivity is enabled, and performing capture and update operations in parallel while scan topology connectivity of two or more of the plurality of scan technologies is enabled. Patent Class: N/A


 

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DVC utilizing MEMS resistive switches and MIM capacitors
Patent No. 10566140 

Inventor(s): Richard L. Knipe (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAVENDISH KINETICS, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14904855 on 08/01/2014 (2027 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a MEMS DVC utilizing one or more MIM capacitors. The MIM capacitor may be disposed between the MEMS device and the RF pad or the MIM capacitor may be integrated into the MEMS device itself. The MIM capacitor ensures that a low resistance for the MEMS DVC is achieved.

[H01G] CAPACITORS; CAPACITORS, RECTIFIERS, DETECTORS, SWITCHING DEVICES, LIGHT-SENSITIVE OR TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE DEVICES OF THE ELECTROLYTIC TYPE (selection of specified materials as dielectric H01B 3/00; capacitors with potential-jump or surface barrier H01L 29/00)


Method for reconditioning of vacuum interrupters
Patent No. 10566158 

Inventor(s): Finley Lee Ledbetter (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16218166 on 12/12/2018 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a method of reconditioning a vacuum interrupter that comprises determining whether the vacuum interrupter is suitable for reconditioning. Where the vacuum interrupter is suitable for reconditioning, the method comprises reducing pressure inside vacuum interrupter using magnetron pumping, and/or forming at least one hole in an endcap of a vacuum envelope of the vacuum interrupter, cleaning components of the vacuum interrupter inside the vacuum envelope by introducing at least one cleaning solution into the interior of the vacuum envelope through the at least one hole in the endcap, removing the cleaning solution from the interior of the vacuum envelope, installing a plug in the at least one hole, wherein the plug has getter material on a surface thereof facing the interior of the vacuum envelope, and vacuum sealing the plug to the at least one hole such that a vacuum is re-established in the interior of the vacuum envelope.

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


MEMS RF-switch with controlled contact landing
Patent No. 10566163 

Inventor(s): Richard L. Knipe (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAVENDISH KINETICS, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15770705 on 11/15/2016 (1190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MEMS switch contains an RF electrode [b]102[/b], pull-down electrodes [b]104[/b] and anchor electrodes [b]108[/b] located on a substrate [b]101[/b]. A plurality of islands [b]226[/b] are provided in the pull-down electrode and electrically isolated therefrom. On top of the RF electrode is the RF contact [b]206[/b] to which the MEMS-bridge [b]212, 214[/b] forms an ohmic contact in the pulled-down state. The pull-down electrodes [b]104[/b] are covered with a dielectric layer [b]202[/b] to avoid a short-circuit between the bridge and the pull-down electrode. Contact stoppers [b]224[/b] are disposed on the dielectric layer [b]202[/b] at locations corresponding to the islands [b]226[/b], and the resulting gap between the bridge and the dielectric layer in the pulled-down state reduces dielectric charging. In alternative embodiments, the contact stoppers are provide within the dielectric layer [b]202[/b] or disposed on the islands themselves and under the dielectric layer. The switch provides good controllability of the contact resistance of MEMS switches over a wide voltage operating range.

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


Method of fabricating transistors, including ambient oxidizing after etchings into barrier layers and anti-reflecting coatings
Patent No. 10566200 

Inventor(s): Abbas Ali (Plano, TX), Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Jarvis Benjamin Jacobs (Murphy, TX), Ronald Chin (Dallas, TX), Scott William Jessen (Allen, TX), Stephanie L. Hilbun (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944550 on 04/03/2018 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to fabricate a transistor comprises: forming a first dielectric layer on a semiconductor substrate; depositing a barrier layer on the first dielectric layer; depositing an anti-reflective coating on the barrier layer; depositing and exposing a pattern in a photoresist layer to radiation followed by etching to provide an opening; etching a portion of the anti-reflective coating below the opening; etching a portion of the barrier layer below the opening to expose a portion of the first dielectric layer; providing an ambient oxidizing agent to grow an oxide region followed by removing the barrier layer; implanting dopants into the semiconductor substrate after removing the barrier layer; removing the first dielectric layer after implanting dopants into the semiconductor substrate; and forming a second dielectric layer after removing the first dielectric layer, wherein the oxide region is grown to be thicker than the second 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]


Etching and mechanical grinding film-layers stacked on a semiconductor substrate
Patent No. 10566204 

Inventor(s): Jian Jun Kong (Sichuan, , CN), Qin Xu Yu (Chengdu, , CN), She Yu Tang (Sichuan, , CN), Sheng Pin Yang (Chengdu, , CN), Tian Yi Zhang (Sichuan, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282344 on 02/22/2019 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of forming an integrated circuit includes providing a semiconductor substrate having an electronic circuit formed on a front side, and having a first material layer located over a second side of the substrate and a second material layer located between the first material layer and the second side. At least a portion of the first material layer is removed using a first chemical etching process, thereby exposing the second material layer. At least a portion of the second material layer is removed using a second chemical etching process. A portion of the substrate is then mechanically removed from the second side.

[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]


Electronic assemblies having a cooling chip layer with impingement channels and through substrate vias
Patent No. 10566265 

Inventor(s): Ercan Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Yuji Fukuoka (Northville, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15423641 on 02/03/2017 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronics assembly includes a cooling chip structure having a target layer and a jet impingement layer coupled to the target layer. The jet impingement layer has one or more jet channels disposed within the jet impingement layer. Further, one or more through substrate vias are disposed within the jet impingement layer, where the one or more through substrate vias are electrically conductive and are electrically coupled to the target layer. A fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port are fluidly coupled to the one or more jet channels of the jet impingement 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]


Die attach surface copper layer with protective layer for microelectronic devices
Patent No. 10566267 

Inventor(s): Christopher Daniel Manack (Flower Mound, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX), Salvatore Frank Pavone (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984343 on 05/19/2018 (640 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device is formed by thinning a substrate of the microelectronic device from a die attach surface of the substrate, and forming a copper-containing layer on the die attach surface of the substrate. A protective metal layer is formed on the copper-containing layer. Subsequently, the copper-containing layer is attached to a package member having a package die mount area. The protective metal layer may optionally be removed prior to attaching the copper-containing layer to the package member. Alternatively, the protective metal layer may be left on the copper-containing layer when the copper-containing layer is attached to the package member. A structure formed by the method is also disclosed.

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


Low stress integrated circuit package
Patent No. 10566269 

Inventor(s): Makoto Shibuya (Beppu, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845777 on 12/18/2017 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an integrated circuit (IC) package includes: an IC chip bonded to a chip mount pad on a lead frame; low modulus molding compound surrounding the IC chip; and IC package molding compound covering the IC chip, and at least a portion of the low modulus molding compound.

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


Packaged semiconductor system having unidirectional connections to discrete components
Patent No. 10566276 

Inventor(s): Abram Castro (Carrollton, TX), Matthew David Romig (Wylie, TX), Saumya Gandhi (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15807114 on 11/08/2017 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged semiconductor system, including: at least one electronic device on a device mounting surface of a substrate having terminals for attaching bond wires; at least one discrete component adjacent to the at least one electronic device, a second electrode of the at least one discrete component parallel to and spaced from a first electrode by a component body; the first electrode a metal foil having a protrusion extending laterally from the body and having a surface facing towards the second electrode; bonding wires interconnecting respective terminals of the at least one electronic device, the first electrode and the second electrode, and bonded to the surface of the second electrode and to the protrusion that extend away from the respective surfaces in a same direction; and packaging compound covering portions of the at least one electronic device, the at least one discrete component, and the bonding wires.

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


Dielectric separation of partial GAA FETs
Patent No. 10566330 

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: 15977949 on 05/11/2018 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A CMOS system on chip including a series of partial gate-all-around field effect transistors. Each partial GAA FET includes a fin having a stack of channel regions, source and drain regions on opposite sides of the fin, a dielectric separation region including a dielectric material between first and second channel regions, a gate stack on the fin, and a pair of sidewall spacers on opposite sides of the gate stack. A portion of the dielectric separation region has a length from an outer edge of the dielectric separation region to an inner edge of a respective sidewall spacer. The length of the portion of the dielectric separation region of one of the partial GAA FETs is different than the length of the portion of the dielectric separation region of another one of the partial GAA FETs.

[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]


Systems and methods for redundant line voltage drop compensation
Patent No. 10566788 

Inventor(s): Brandon Michael Kamphaus (Wylie, TX), Mark Allen Johnson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB Schweiz AG (Baden, , CH)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15786783 on 10/18/2017 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A redundant boost circuit configured to compensate for a voltage drop between a power supply and a plurality of loads is provided. The redundant boost circuit includes a first compensator module and a second compensator module. The first compensator module includes a first primary boost circuit and a first secondary boost circuit. The second compensator module includes a second primary boost circuit and a second secondary boost circuit. The first primary boost circuit and the second secondary boost circuit are electrically coupleable between the power supply and a first load. The second primary boost circuit and the first secondary boost circuit are electrically coupleable between the power supply and a second load.

[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)


Solar panel disconnect and reactivation system
Patent No. 10566798 

Inventor(s): Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Xiaolin Lu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15087216 on 03/31/2016 (1419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photovoltaic system with an inverter, at least one solar panel for providing electrical power, and electrical wiring for coupling electrical power from the at least one solar panel to the inverter. Also included is a transmitter for transmitting a messaging protocol along the electrical wiring, where the protocol includes a multibit wireline signal. Also included is circuitry for selectively connecting the electrical power from the at least one solar panel along the electrical wiring to the inverter in response to the messaging protocol.

[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)


Methods and apparatus for optimal fast battery charging
Patent No. 10566819 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Alongi (Dallas, TX), Michael A. Vega (Allen, TX), Yevgen Pavlovich Barsukov (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16056959 on 08/07/2018 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for fast charging a battery with optimal charging. In an arrangement, a system includes a battery charger for applying a voltage to a rechargeable battery; and a controller coupled to the battery charger and monitoring at least one of a battery voltage, a battery temperature, and the current flowing into the battery; wherein the system is configured to apply a charging current from the battery charger by calculating an open cell anode voltage and an anode resistance of the battery, and determining the charging current. In additional arrangements, lithium ion plating is prevented by the charging current. Additional methods and arrangements are disclosed.

[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)


Providing a movable charging coil
Patent No. 10566822 

Inventor(s): Cassandra R. Grant (Saline, MI), Frankie B. Reed (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: 15662680 on 07/28/2017 (935 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments for providing a movable charging coil are provided. One embodiment includes a console that includes a device receptacle. Embodiments also include a first biased retention finger and a second biased retention finger disposed on the device receptacle, where the first biased retention finger and the second biased retention finger removably secure any of a plurality of differently sized mobile devices. Embodiments may also include a movable charging coil that is disposed within the console, as well as a computing device. The computing device may include logic that, when executed by a processor causes the computing device to determine a type of mobile device received in the device receptacle, and adjust a position of the movable charging coil.

[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)


Charging station with liquid control chamber
Patent No. 10566823 

Inventor(s): Staci A. Mininger (Garland, TX), Timothy W. Terleski (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TXS Industrial Design, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15706433 on 09/15/2017 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: A charging station is provided, having an AC outlet, a USB outlet, and a wireless charging circuit, with an internal fluid control chamber surrounding a lower portion of the AC outlet, such that substantially all fluid entering the charging station via the AC outlet is initially retained within the fluid control chamber and subsequently exits the charging station via a drain aperture.

[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)


Hybrid energy harvesting systems and devices incorporating the same
Patent No. 10566844 

Inventor(s): Jo Bito (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16276943 on 02/15/2019 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system including: a photovoltaic (PV) cell; a radio frequency (RF) rectifier; a DC-DC converter connected to an output of the RF rectifier; and a control circuit configured to control an operation of the DC-DC converter, and configured to receive operating power from the PV cell.

[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)


Coupled inductor in a DC-DC converter
Patent No. 10566899 

Inventor(s): Chuan Ni (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): LEN Technology Limited (Jiangsu, , CN)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15971282 on 05/04/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure is related to the technical field of magnets, and in particular to a method for applying a coupled inductor to a DC-DC converter providing a DC current output, and based on the number of phases of the DC-DC converter, the coupled inductor is designed to have a corresponding number of windings, the windings are reversely coupled to cancel out the magnetizing fields to avoid flux saturation of the magnet material under high current excitation, and the coupled inductor has air gaps, the leakage flux in the air gap induced by each winding is in the same direction, the leakage magnetic flux is used to achieve the filtering of the output current.

[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]


Multimode PWM converter with smooth mode transition
Patent No. 10566904 

Inventor(s): Isaac Cohen (Dix Hills, NY)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011757 on 06/19/2018 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: Control circuits and methods to operate a switch of a DC-DC converter, including an output circuit to turn the switch off to control a peak inductor current in a given switching control cycle, and a modulation circuit to implement transition mode (TM) or continuous conduction mode (CCM) operation for a given switching control cycle by causing the output circuit to turn the switch on in response to an earlier one of a first signal, that represents an inductor current of the DC-DC converter, decreasing to a reference voltage that represents a zero crossing of the inductor current for the TM operation or the first signal decreasing to a valley reference signal that represents a non-zero value of the inductor current for the CCM operation.

[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]


Power converter with wide DC voltage range
Patent No. 10566908 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Huibin Zhu (Plano, TX), Xiaolin Mao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16277080 on 02/15/2019 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided an apparatus that includes a first power converter stage connected to a first side of a first transformer, and a second power converter stage connected to a first side of a second transformer. The apparatus further includes an interleaved multi-bridge circuit connected to the second side of the first transformer and to the second side of the second transformer. The apparatus further includes a controller that is configured to operate the interleaved multi-bridge circuit in a parallel mode in which the second sides of the first and second transformers are in parallel at a DC terminal of the interleaved multi-bridge circuit and in a series mode in which the second sides of the first and second transformers are in series at the DC terminal.

[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]


Dynamically reconfigurable motors and generators and systems with efficiency optimization
Patent No. 10566922 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX), Xuezhong Jia (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Quanten Technologies, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15706718 on 09/17/2017 (884 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device has a plurality of power converter groups and a control system. A power converter group has a group of power converters and is coupled between an input voltage source and a group of windings of a motor generator. The control system is configured to control currents of the windings such that the number of poles of and the number of phases in a pair of poles of the motor/generator are dynamically adjusted, and the number of poles and the strength of a magnetic field of the motor generator are controlled to reduce a power loss. The motor/generator has an air gap and a stator with a plurality of slots, where the windings are installed in. The windings are configured such that the number of poles and the number of phases in a pair of poles of the motor/generator can be dynamically adjusted.

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


Low voltage amplifier with gain boost circuit
Patent No. 10566933 

Inventor(s): Bhuvanesh Radhakrishnan Kulasekaran (Kumbakonam, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16218686 on 12/13/2018 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A class AB amplifier with improved DC gain. An amplifier includes an input stage and an output stage. The output stage is configured to amplify an output of the input stage. The output stage includes output transistors, class AB amplifier circuitry, minimum selector circuitry, and gain boost amplifier circuitry. The class AB amplifier circuitry includes a first transistor and a second transistor connected as a differential amplifier. The minimum selector circuitry is configured to control bias current in the output transistors by driving a control input of the first transistor. The gain boost amplifier circuitry is coupled to the class AB amplifier circuitry. The gain boost amplifier circuitry is configured to drive a common mode signal onto the control input of the first transistor and a control input of the second transistor, the common mode signal based on the output of the input stage.

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


Hot swap controller with multiple current limits
Patent No. 10566965 

Inventor(s): Artem Andreevich Rogachev (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16407462 on 05/09/2019 (285 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hot swap controller circuit includes a comparator and current control circuitry. The comparator is configured to compare voltage across a power transistor controlled by the hot swap controller circuit to a predetermined threshold voltage. The current control circuitry is coupled to the comparator. The current control circuitry is configured to limit current through the power transistor to no higher than a predetermined high current based on the voltage across the transistor being less than the predetermined threshold voltage. The current control circuitry is also configured to limit the current through the transistor to be no higher than a predetermined low current based on the voltage across the transistor being greater than the predetermined threshold voltage. The predetermined high current is greater than the predetermined low current.

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


Suppressing idle tones in a delta-sigma modulator
Patent No. 10566991 

Inventor(s): Amit Kumar Gupta (Frisco, TX), Peng Cao (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16373614 on 04/02/2019 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A delta-sigma modulator architecture with idle tone suppression based on injecting an out-of-band signal includes: modulator input circuitry to provide a modulator input signal; modulator loop circuitry to quantize the modulator input signal to generate a modulator output signal at an oversampling frequency, and to provide a feedback signal. Digital filtering circuitry filters the modulator output signal to provide a digital output signal at a data rate frequency related to the oversampling frequency by a defined oversampling ratio. Out-of-band (OoB) signal generator circuitry injects a deterministic OoB injection signal at a defined OoB frequency outside of a target frequency band. The modulator input circuitry combines the analog input signal, the feedback signal, and the OoB injection signal into the modulator input signal. The digital filtering circuitry filters the OoB injection signal. The OoB injection signal can be selectively defined to suppress idle tones generated in the modulator loop circuitry.

[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]


Method and data storage device to estimate a number of errors using convolutional low-density parity-check coding
Patent No. 10567001 

Inventor(s): Alexander Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Idan Goldenberg (Ramat Hasharon, , IL), Ishai Ilani (Dolev, , IL), Rami Rom (Zichron-Yaakov, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049069 on 07/30/2018 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an illustrative example, a method includes sensing at least a portion of a representation of a convolutional low-density parity-check (CLDPC) codeword stored at a memory of a data storage device. The method further includes receiving the portion of the representation of the CLDPC codeword at a controller of the data storage device. The method further includes performing one or more management operations associated with the memory based on an estimated number of errors of the portion of the representation of the CLDPC codeword.

[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]


List decode circuits
Patent No. 10567003 

Inventor(s): Chris Michael Brueggen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15416395 on 01/26/2017 (1118 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to very large-scale integration (VLSI) circuit implementations of list decode circuits. In accordance with some examples disclosed herein, a list decode circuit may include a syndrome calculation circuit, a symbol erasure circuit, an erasure syndrome calculation circuit and a Berlekamp-Massey algorithm circuit (BMA), and an error locator polynomial (ELP) evaluation circuit. The syndrome calculation circuit may calculate a baseline syndrome and erasure syndrome calculation circuit may calculate erasure syndromes from error locator polynomials calculated by the symbol erasure circuit. The BMA circuit may use the calculated syndromes to generate a series of ELPs, which may be used by the ELP evaluation circuit to identify error locations in a codeword.

[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]


Echo cancellation to alleviate timing varying channels
Patent No. 10567036 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16012504 on 06/19/2018 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: Echo cancellation to alleviate timing varying channels may be provided. First, a feedback signal corresponding to one of a plurality of downstream paths and a combination upstream signal comprising a combination of upstream signals from a plurality of upstream paths may be received. Next, a plurality of echo corrected signals may be created using the feedback signal, the combination upstream signal, and a plurality of echo cancelation coefficients that each respectively correspond to each one of the plurality of echo corrected signals and that are different from each other. Then a one of the plurality of echo cancelation coefficients that corresponds to a one of the plurality of echo corrected signals that provides a best echo cancelation performance as compared to other ones of the plurality of echo corrected signals may be selected to use.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Apparatus and method to configure antenna beam width
Patent No. 10567052 

Inventor(s): Leonard Piazzi (Denville, NJ), Renjian Zhao (Acton, MA), Stefan Feuchtinger (Munich, , DE), Zhengxiang Ma (Summit, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16251276 on 01/18/2019 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: Using High-beam and low-beam transmission signals that have different antenna tilts, different beam-widths, and different polarizations than one another may provide performance advantages in wireless networks. The high-beam transmission signal and the low-beam transmission signal may have orthogonal polarizations. For example, the high-beam transmission signal and the low-beam transmission signal may be linearly polarized signals having different electromagnetic field (E-field) polarization angles with respect to the y-axis, e.g., +/forty-five degrees with respect to a vertically polarized wave. As another example, the high-beam transmission signal may be a vertically polarized signal, and the low-beam transmission signal may be a horizontally polarized signal, or vice-versa. In addition to having orthogonal polarizations, the low-beam transmission signal may have a greater antenna beam down-tilt angle, and a wider beam-width than the high-beam transmission signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for beam management
Patent No. 10567058 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15887872 on 02/02/2018 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for beam measurement and reporting and configuration thereof. A method for beam measurement and reporting by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving configuration information for a channel state information (CSI) framework from a base station (BS) and identifying reporting settings and resource settings configured for the UE based on the received configuration information. The reporting settings configure a beam measurement and reporting configuration. The resource settings configure one or more reference signal (RS) resources for beam measurement. Each of the RS resources represents a transmit (Tx) beam. The method further includes performing beam measurement based on the identified reporting and resource settings, generating a CSI report based on the identified reporting and resource settings, and transmitting the generated CSI report to the BS.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Efficient vector quantizer for FD-MIMO systems
Patent No. 10567060 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Yang Li (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14806413 on 07/22/2015 (1672 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for vector quantization of feedback and processing of vector quantized feedback components. A method of operating a UE for vector quantization of feedback includes identifying a grouping method for grouping channel coefficients for vector quantization and identifying a vector quantization codebook for vector quantization of grouped vectors based on one or more control signals received from an eNB. The method includes computing channel coefficients based on at least one channel measurement and grouping the computed channel coefficients according to the identified grouping method to form a set of vectors. The method also includes performing vector quantization of the vectors using the identified vector quantization codebook and processing the quantized vectors into one or more feedback signals. Additionally, the method includes transmitting the one or more feedback signals to the eNB.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for channel quality indicator (CQI) and channel state information (CSI) reporting
Patent No. 10567113 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052457 on 08/01/2018 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for channel state information (CSI) and channel quality indicator (CQI) reporting. A UE includes a transceiver configured to receive configuration information for reporting the CSI and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The processor is configured to decode the configuration information and calculate the CSI. The transceiver is further configured to transmit the CSI including the CQI. The configuration information includes a selection of a CQI table and a target block error rate (BLER). A base station (BS) includes a processor configured to generate configuration information for a CSI reporting and a transceiver operably connected to the processor. The transceiver is configured to transmit, to a UE, the configuration information and receive, from the UE, a CSI report that includes a CQI. The configuration information includes a selection of a CQI table and a BLER.

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


Method and apparatus for synchronization signals and PBCH block enhancement
Patent No. 10567133 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035331 on 07/13/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for receiving signals in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving an enhanced synchronization signal and physical broadcast channel (eSS/PBCH) block comprising multiple consecutive symbols over downlink channels, wherein each of the multiple consecutive symbols of the eSS/PBCH block is received from a same antenna port of the BS; determining resources in the downlink channels to receive the eSS/PBCH block from the BS; and determining the eSS/PBCH block comprising the multiple consecutive symbols based on the determined resources, wherein each of the multiple consecutive symbols includes at least one of a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), an enhanced PSS (ePSS), an enhanced SSS (eSSS), or an enhanced PBCH (ePBCH).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Blockchain-based unexpected data detection
Patent No. 10567156 

Inventor(s): Patrick Nicholas Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15828052 on 11/30/2017 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for blockchain-based unexpected data detection are described herein. In some arrangements, a node within a decentralized peer-to-peer (e.g., P2P) network may receive a plurality of network function requests corresponding to the decentralized network. The node may analyze the plurality of network function requests to identify whether the requests included unexpected data and/or irregular data, and/or are associated with flagged wallets and/or smart contracts.

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


Sounding reference signal processing for LTE
Patent No. 10567204 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (Houston, TX), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15489255 on 04/17/2017 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless communication receiver including a serial to parallel converter receiving an radio frequency signal, a fast Fourier transform device connected to said serial to parallel converter converting N[subscript]FFT [/subscript]corresponding serial signals into a frequency domain; an EZC root sequence unit generating a set of root sequence signals; an element-by-element multiply unit forming a set of products including a product of each of said frequency domain signals from said fast Fourier transform device and a corresponding root sequence signal, an N[subscript]SRS[/subscript]-length IDFT unit performing a group cyclic-shift de-multiplexing of the products and a discrete Fourier transform unit converting connected cyclic shift de-multiplexing signals back to frequency-domain.

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


Comment data interaction and updating among input data received for a shared application
Patent No. 10567316 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15181700 on 06/14/2016 (1344 days app to issue)

Abstract: Code creation and revision requires optimal error detection and correction and collaboration among programmers. One example method of operation may include receiving and processing a comment associated with a first user profile, identifying a context of the comment, identifying at least one previously submitted comment with a context that matches the context of the comment, retrieving the at least one previously submitted comment, identifying a second user profile associated with the previously submitted comment, and invoking a communication session and including the first user profile and the second use profile in the communication session.

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


Secure transmission system with upgraded encryption strength
Patent No. 10567357 

Inventor(s): David Joseph Robertson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ZixCorp Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14873943 on 10/02/2015 (1600 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus is configured to receive a request to communicate a message including a body to an intended recipient and to receive a first public key of the intended recipient and a second public key of the intended recipient. The apparatus is further configured to encrypt the body using a first message key to produce a first encrypted body, to encrypt the first message key using the first public key to produce a first encrypted message key, to encrypt the first encrypted message key and the first encrypted body using a second message key to produce a second encrypted body, and to encrypt the second message key using the second public key to produce a second encrypted message key. The apparatus is also configured to communicate an encrypted message to the intended recipient, the encrypted message including the second encrypted message key and the second encrypted body.

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


Packet accelerator ingress communication processor peripheral streaming interface, scheduler, buffer
Patent No. 10567358 

Inventor(s): Amritpal Singh Mundra (Allen, TX), Denis Roland Beaudoin (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112277 on 08/24/2018 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic circuit ([b]200[/b]) includes one or more programmable control-plane engines ([b]410, 460[/b]) operable to process packet header information and form at least one command, one or more programmable data-plane engines ([b]310, 320, 370[/b]) selectively operable for at least one of a plurality of cryptographic processes selectable in response to the at least one command, and a programmable host processor ([b]100[/b]) coupled to such a data-plane engine ([b]310[/b]) and such a control-plane engine ([b]410[/b]). Other processors, circuits, devices and systems and processes for their operation and manufacture are disclosed.

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


Automatic structurally induced line of sight jitter compensation for electro-optical/infrared turret system
Patent No. 10567654 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Baker (McKinney, TX), Kirk A. Miller (Dallas, TX), Lyale F. Marr (Richardson, TX), Richard L. Scott (Allen, TX), Steven A. Miller (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499120 on 04/27/2017 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light sensor system including a reference light source that moves in unison with a primary mirror and/or an inertial measurement device, and/or the reference light source is directed toward an obscured region of the light sensor system. The reference light source may allow for improved jitter compensation based on feedback of the reference light. The feedback may be representative of the elastic deformation of the optics and telescope optical axis. The improved jitter compensation may allow for the light sensor system (e.g., the housing and/or mirrors) to be built with less stiff materials, which can reduce the cost of manufacturing the present light sensor system compared to previously known optical sensor systems. In cases of high vibration levels which would otherwise degrade the resulting image quality after material stiffness property selections have been exhausted, the light sensor system may provide jitter compensation to improve video or still image quality.

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


Method and apparatus of creating media content
Patent No. 10567774 

Inventor(s): Harper Kent Potter (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16386144 on 04/16/2019 (308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing content, such as, video and/or audio are disclosed. The operations of processing content may include receiving user input, such as, a content file, a type of content format, and a content destination. Other operations include determining necessary operations needed to complete the content processing and determining the applications available to the user on a local machine used by the user. The operations further include determining whether the user”s local machine includes the necessary applications to perform the content processing, and determining a codec that will be used to process the content, and formatting the content using the codec and distributing the content to the content destination.

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


Method and system for sponsoring data on a network
Patent No. 10567819 

Inventor(s): Rasesh Patel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA), The DIRECTV (El Segundo, CA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15697990 on 09/07/2017 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes determining, by a processing system, whether a transmission from a client device includes a request to participate in a sponsored data session. If a sponsored data session is requested, the request is sent to equipment of a sponsoring entity. The processing system receives a list of data items available from the equipment of the sponsoring entity in the sponsored data session; initiates the sponsored data session; and generates a session identifier for transmission to the client device. The processing system also determines whether a subsequent request received from the client device corresponds to a listed data item, and causes a sponsored data rate to be applied to a client account for transfer of the data item. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


System and method for creating a replay of a live video stream
Patent No. 10567843 

Inventor(s): Eric DuFosse (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116692 on 08/29/2018 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video replay system includes a display device, a replay controller, a session input device, a processing circuitry and a video enabling circuitry. The session input device receives plural video streams of a broadcast event from plural video capturing devices installed at different locations of a facility hosting the broadcast event. The processing circuitry is configured for generating a user interface on the display device. The user interface includes one or more replay operator modes. The one or more replay operator modes includes plural video tracks corresponding to each of the plural video capturing devices. Each of the plural video tracks includes plural video window players. The video enabling circuitry may enable creation of at least one replay video of one or more video segments to be broadcast.

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


System and method for configuring audio signals to compensate for acoustic changes of the ear
Patent No. 10567863 

Inventor(s): Dennis Rauschmayer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): RevX Technologies, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16117132 on 08/30/2018 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: Personal speaker systems including headset and earbud systems may be configured to capture audio data using an in-ear microphone while a speaker outputs known audio signals into the ear canal. The system may generate an acoustic model of the compressed ear canal and ear drum of the listener and utilize the acoustic model to provide noise cancellation at the eardrum, modification to the audio to result in a more natural sound at the eardrum, and/or to measure leakage of the personal speaker system.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


System and method for enabling call originations using SMS and hotline capabilities
Patent No. 10567930 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430886 on 06/04/2019 (259 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for handling call originations is provided. The method includes sending origination information from a mobile device to an application server in an enterprise network using Short Message Service (SMS) and determining whether a hotline feature is present in a subscriber profile associated with the mobile device. Data is then routed from the mobile device to a predetermined destination based on the hotline feature.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Security for proxied devices
Patent No. 10567964 

Inventor(s): Hui Jin (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15358345 on 11/22/2016 (1183 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes establishing, by a mobile device in a wireless network, an indirect connection of a first device to a node of the wireless network using the mobile device as an intermediate node for wireless transport and transferring, by the mobile device, data over the indirect connection via a first wireless link comprising a direct device connection between the first device and the mobile device and a second wireless link comprising a direct 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) connection between the mobile device and the wireless network. The indirect connection supports security protection of communications between the node of the wireless network and the first device based at least in part on an active security context maintained within the wireless network for communication via at least one messaging protocol layer with at least the first device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Layer 2 (L2) mobility for new radio (NR) networks
Patent No. 10568004 

Inventor(s): Aimin Justin Sang (San Diego, CA), Guorong Li (Beijing, , CN), Hongcheng Zhuang (Shenzhen, , CN), Johan C. Qvarfordt (Stockholm, , SE), Xuelong Wang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836640 on 12/08/2017 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UE comprises: a memory comprising instructions; and one or more processors in communication with the memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to: wirelessly communicate with a source node, perform a handover from the source node to a target node using L2 signaling in response to a handover decision between the source node and the target node, and wirelessly communicate with the target node in response to the handover. A method implemented by a UE comprises: wirelessly communicating with a source node; performing a handover from the source node to a target node using L2 signaling and in response to a handover decision; and wirelessly communicating with the target node in response to the handover.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and systems for preventing message overloading in wireless networks
Patent No. 10568018 

Inventor(s): Ankur Sharma (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprint Spectrum L.P. (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15957017 on 04/19/2018 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and processing nodes are related to preventing message overloading in a wireless network. The method includes establishing, by the access node, the wireless connection with the wireless device. The method also includes forwarding, from the access node to a controller node, a network connection message from the wireless device. The network connection message requests connection to network services of the wireless network. Additionally, the method includes receiving, at the access node from the controller node, a message indicating that the wireless device is denied access to the network services. Also, the method includes terminating, at the access node, the wireless connection with the wireless device in response to receiving the message. The method further includes limiting, at the access node, an establishment of future wireless connections with the wireless device in response to receiving the message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for recovering a communications station in sleep mode
Patent No. 10568031 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), Zhigang Rong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15714363 on 09/25/2017 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for communications station sleep mode recovery includes a communications station receiving a first wakeup identifier (WUID) from a first access point (AP), and obtaining a second WUID. The method further includes the communications station entering a sleep mode in which a radio communications module (RCM) of the communications station is in a reduced power state, and in which a wakeup receiver of the communications station is in an active state. The method further includes the wakeup receiver of the communications station detecting one of a first wakeup packet (WUP) including the first WUID or a second WUP including the second WUID, while the RCM is in the reduced power state. The method further includes, in response to the detecting, transitioning the RCM from the reduced power state to the active state.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for beamformed broadcast and synchronization signals in massive multiple input multiple output communications systems
Patent No. 10568053 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Majid Ghanbarinejad (Rolling Meadows, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16224173 on 12/18/2018 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for synchronizing a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method includes determining a first beam identifier associated with a transmission beam conveying a first received beamformed synchronization signal, determining if a first synchronization cycle is complete, and based on the first synchronization cycle not being complete, repeating the determining the first beam identifier, and the determining if the first synchronization cycle is not complete until the first synchronization cycle is complete.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for communicating notices within a vehicle using a mobile device
Patent No. 10568148 

Inventor(s): Kazutoshi Ebe (Novi, MI), Mikiya Ishihara (Plano, TX), Yi Li (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15428394 on 02/09/2017 (1104 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to controlling a mobile device to provide notices within a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to an electronic signal indicating an occurrence of an event associated with the vehicle, identifying whether a mobile device is actively in use by a passenger of the vehicle. The method further includes determining a viewing orientation for a display of the mobile device by analyzing state information from the mobile device about a present mode of operation for the display in relation to a relative alignment with the vehicle. The method also includes controlling the mobile device to display the notice according to the viewing orientation by wirelessly instructing the mobile device to render the notice on the display as a function of the viewing orientation to display the notice relative to an alignment between the vehicle and the mobile device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Software-configurable multi-function RF module
Patent No. 10568224 

Inventor(s): John Hudlow (Richardson, TX), Michael R. Patrizi (Allen, TX), Tuan M. Tong (Frisco, TX), William K. Mcgehee (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15587332 on 05/04/2017 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: A configurable radio frequency system. The system includes: a plurality of radio frequency cells connected in a cascade. Each of the radio frequency cells includes an input switch connected to an input of the radio frequency system, an output switch connected to an output of the radio frequency system, and a plurality of elements, each of the elements being connected between the input switch and the output switch. The input switch and the output switch are configured, depending on their respective settings, to cause a radio frequency signal path from an input of the cell to an output of the cell to include one of the elements. The plurality of elements in each cell includes a band pass filter, an attenuator, a through path, an amplifier, and a mixer.

[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)


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Wheel block
Patent No. D875506 

Inventor(s): Vitor Hugo Carneiro dos Santos Neves (Maia, , PT)
Assignee(s): FLEXCRANE, INC. (Burleson, TX)
Law Firm: PatentTm.US (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29647482 on 05/14/2018 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cellular phone accessory package
Patent No. D875518 

Inventor(s): James Giwani (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Warner Wireless Int”l Inc (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29650275 on 06/05/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cellular phone accessory package
Patent No. D875519 

Inventor(s): James Giwani (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Warner Wireless Int”l Inc (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29650277 on 06/05/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fender
Patent No. D875627 

Inventor(s): Brent Johnson (Denton, TX), Scott D. Hite (Pilot Point, TX), Tu H. Do (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630165 on 12/19/2017 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle body for a model vehicle
Patent No. D875647 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29661529 on 08/28/2018 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Sway bar assembly for a model vehicle
Patent No. D875848 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jonathan Scott Wood (Plano, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29633844 on 01/16/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Firearm safety switch
Patent No. D875872 

Inventor(s): Arthur Scott Dew (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29645704 on 04/27/2018 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Recessed chilled beam
Patent No. D875915 

Inventor(s): Ernest Freeman (Dallas, TX), Honghui Zhang (Richardson, TX), Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville, TX), Keith Glasch (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29605054 on 05/23/2017 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Recessed chilled beam
Patent No. D875916 

Inventor(s): Ernest Freeman (Dallas, TX), Honghui Zhang (Richardson, TX), Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville, TX), Keith Glasch (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29605064 on 05/23/2017 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Medical coagulation and ablation blade
Patent No. D875933 

Inventor(s): Brian K Reaux (Red Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29620860 on 07/26/2017 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cup for a prosthetic joint
Patent No. D875936 

Inventor(s): Baptiste Martin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FX Shoulder USA Inc (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Pepper Hamilton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29645659 on 04/27/2018 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D876032 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Baker (Fort Worth, TX), Sunil Pinto (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29639569 on 03/07/2018 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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