Dallas Invents: 138 Patents Granted for Week of June 7

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

Patents granted include:
• Amazon's authorization orchestration for distributed systems
• Bank of America's system for real-time mining of data in test and development environments
• Capital One's visual inspection support using extended reality
• Lennox's occupancy tracking using wireless signal distortion
• Lockheed Martin's rotatable spray gun light
• SanDisk's smart erase scheme
• Siemens Logistics' reciprocating motion signature monitoring and trend analysis system
• Solo Brands' packable modular combustion grill
• Spark Biomedical's devices for treating cognitive dysfunction and depression using electrical stimulation
• TI's self-calibrated DC-DC converter
• TMGCore's fluid breakdown detection systems and processes useful for liquid immersion cooling
• Toyota's smart realtor signs synchronized with vehicle
• USAA's Method for mutually secured information exchange between possessors of automobiles

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 June 7, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES   7
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING  9
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY    2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 11
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING     5
G: PHYSICS 52
H: ELECTRICITY   46

DESIGN: 6


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)   23
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 9
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)  9
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston)   8
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA)   7
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)  6
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)  4
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)    3
CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)     2

UNASSIGNED 4


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney)  3
Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton) 3
James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas) 2
Joseph Alan Sankman (Dallas) 2
Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville) 2
Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington)  2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony)   2
Rajaboopathy Vijayaraghavan (Carrollton)     2
Satish Kesiboyana (Plano)   2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Modular chair
Patent No. 11350749 

Inventor(s): Venkataramu Bangalore (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOBLE HOUSE HOME FURNISHINGS, LLC (Chatsworth, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17018942 on 09/11/2020 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular furniture seat assembly comprises a seating portion having a front end, a rear end, a pair of opposing side edges, and a seating connector component on each of the opposing side edges. A back portion is provided and has a lower end, an upper end, and a pair of opposing side edges. The lower end of the back portion connects to the rear end of the seating portion. A pair of lateral support arm assemblies is provided, each having an inner surface and an outer surface, with each of the pair of lateral support arm assemblies having a first arm connector component which is releasably connectable to the seating connector component. The lateral support arm assemblies comprise an armrest portion and a leg portion, with the leg portion supporting the modular furniture seating item when it is an assembled condition.

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


Packable modular combustion grill
Patent No. 11350790 

Inventor(s): Alexander K. Maghsadi (Lewisville, TX), Eric H. Jan (Lehi, UT)
Assignee(s): Solo Brands, LLC (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17568598 on 01/04/2022 (154 days app to issue)

Abstract: A grill stove includes a kettle, legs, and a lid. The kettle includes an outer wall with a ventilation aperture, an inner wall, and a top collar extending between the inner wall and the outer wall and connecting the top portion of the outer wall to the top portion of the inner wall to form a dual-walled kettle. A base pan may be attached to the outer wall and may form a bottom of the kettle. A nest pan may have an edge and a ventilation aperture. The edge of the nest pan may be attached to the bottom portion of the inner wall and disposed above the base pan. The nest pan and the base pan being spaced apart to form a gap therebetween. The ventilation aperture of the nest pan may be in fluid communication with the ventilation aperture of the outer wall. An ash pan may be removably positionable above the nest pan.

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


Auto-injector with signaling cap
Patent No. 11351308 

Inventor(s): Neal Johnston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AMGEN INC. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15775630 on 12/09/2016 (2006 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drug delivery device includes a housing defining a shell, a drug delivery assembly at least partially disposed within the housing, a cap defining an opening and being adapted to at least partially cover an end of the housing, at least one electronic component, a power source which powers the at least one electronic component, and a switch assembly. The drug delivery assembly comprises a guard which engages an inner surface of the housing and is movable between a first position, a second position, and a third position relative to the housing and is adapted to restrict external contact with a cannula. The switch assembly causes the power source to provide power to the at least one electronic component when the cap is removed from the housing, restrict the power source from providing power when the cap is coupled to the housing and the guard is in the first position, and cause the power source to provide power when the cap is coupled to the housing and the guard is in the third position.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


Devices and methods for treating cognitive dysfunction and depression using electrical stimulation
Patent No. 11351370 

Inventor(s): Navid Khodaparast (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Spark Biomedical, Inc. (Friendswood, TX)
Law Firm: Gardella Grace P.A. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17219712 on 03/31/2021 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for treating cognitive dysfunction and/or depression using transcutaneous auricular neurostimulation therapy may include positioning a wearable neurostimulation device about the ear of the patient, connecting the wearable neurostimulation device, to a pulse generator, and delivering a first series of stimulation pulses to at least one first electrode, the first series being configured to increase monoamine neurotransmitter availability, and delivering a second series of stimulation pulses to at least one second electrode, the second series being configured to upregulate opioid receptor agonists.

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


Parametric characterization of an implanted lead system associated with an implantable pulse generator
Patent No. 11351376 

Inventor(s): Daran DeShazo (Lewisville, TX), Steven Boor (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16783837 on 02/06/2020 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for extracting ETI load parametric data relative to one or more electrodes of an implanted stimulation lead system associated with an IPG. A Kelvin connection scheme is provided for measuring induced voltages present at stimulated electrodes during a stimulation ramping sequence, which may be used for determining the ETI parametric data using a number of techniques, including, without limitation, a waveform analysis.

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


System and method for pole biking
Patent No. 11351411 

Inventor(s): Timothy Barbour (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bold IP, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17482627 on 09/23/2021 (257 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stationary bicycle is described having walking pole attachments for a pair of walking poles. The walking pole attachments are mechanisms that are attachable and mountable to one or more parts of a handlebar of a stationary bicycle in order to store the walking poles on the stationary bicycle. The walking poles can be mounted and stored vertically on either side of the handlebar of the stationary bicycle or can be mounted and stored horizontally on top of the handlebar of the stationary bicycle so as to be easily accessible to the user of the stationary bicycle while the user is seated on the stationary bicycle and is pedaling. Further, exercises are described that highlight various manners of exercising on the stationary bicycle while using the walking poles in a new form of exercise called pole-biking. Further, attachment mechanisms are attachable to the stationary bicycle for a resistance band.

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


Multi-material iron-type golf club head
Patent No. 11351425 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Albertsen (Plano, TX), Michael Scott Burnett (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17101021 on 11/23/2020 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-material iron-type golf club head having a shell that defines a closed internal volume, where the head is composed of at least two different materials, incorporates a variable face thickness, and achieves a high characteristic time.

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


 

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

Rotatable spray gun light
Patent No. 11351564 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey T. Drewett (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17361874 on 06/29/2021 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a spray gun light includes an aperture configured to allow the spray gun light to attach over an air cap of a spray gun. The spray gun light also includes multiple horn clips. Each horn clip is configured to couple to a respective horn of a plurality of horns of the air cap of the spray gun. The spray gun light also includes a plurality of lights that include a first light configured to shine light along a first side of a spray plume generated by the air cap, and a second light configured to shine light on along a second side of the spray plume that is opposite the first side. The spray gun light is configured to rotate along with the air cap as the air cap is rotated, thereby preventing light from the plurality of lights from being blocked by the spray plume.

[B05B] SPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES (spray-mixers with nozzles B01F 5/20; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces by spraying B05D) [2]


Concealed vehicle grab handle assembly
Patent No. 11351901 

Inventor(s): Imad Zahid (Carrollton, TX), Yuho Kozu (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17148429 on 01/13/2021 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicle grab handle assemblies and methods of using the same. A vehicle grab handle assembly may have a grab handle. The grab handle may have a proximal end flush with an exterior surface of a headliner of the vehicle in a retracted position. The exterior surface may face away from a roof of the vehicle. Alternately, the proximal end may be between the exterior surface and the roof in the retracted position. The proximal end may extend out of the exterior surface and away from the roof in an extended position. The vehicle grab handle assembly may have a retraction-extension mechanism. The retraction-extension mechanism may be capable of traversing the grab handle between the retracted position and the extended position.

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


Vehicle roof access device
Patent No. 11351921 

Inventor(s): Matthew D. Ortiz (Belleville, 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: 17070255 on 10/14/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for enabling a user to access a roof of the vehicle and methods of using the same. The apparatus may be positioned within a slot located in a vehicle seat. A housing having an open end may define the slot. The apparatus may include a plate having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first stepping surface. The plate may be movable via a sliding mechanism between a stored position where the plate is positioned within the slot, and an extended position where the proximal end extends out of the vehicle and is horizontal to allow the user to step on the first stepping surface to access the roof. The plate may be rotated to be vertical such that the distal end faces up and defines a second stepping surface with increased elevation.

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


Vehicles and methods for generating and displaying composite images
Patent No. 11351932 

Inventor(s): Masashi Nakagawa (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17155774 on 01/22/2021 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle and methods for generating and displaying a composite image is provided. The method includes receiving a first image from a first image capture component external to the vehicle and a second image from a second image capture component that is external to the vehicle, generating a composite image using the first image and the second image, the first image is associated with a first perspective view of the vehicle and the second image is associated with a second perspective view of the vehicle, and outputting the composite image on a display of the vehicle. The method also includes making a selection at least one of the first image capture component and the second image capture component, and outputting one or more images from the selected image capture component on the display of the vehicle in response to receiving the selection.

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


Step bumper with load support on truck frame
Patent No. 11351942 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey S. Knutsen (Ann Arbor, MI), Matthew A. Jansma (Saline, 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: 16867210 on 05/05/2020 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle bumper assembly includes a single-piece sub-frame having at least one step portion. The sub-frame is structured to be mountable on an extended portion of a vehicle frame so that the at least one step portion resides directly above the portion of the vehicle frame.

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


Dolly apparatuses including swing out arm and automatic arm closing features
Patent No. 11352081 

Inventor(s): Bradley J. Garcia (Louisville, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199711 on 11/26/2018 (1289 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dolly apparatus for use on an assembly line includes a base frame. A swing out arm is rotatably connected to the base frame by a pivot linkage. An automatic arm closing assembly moves the swing out arm from an installation position to an initial position. The automatic arm closing assembly includes an engagement member located laterally outside the base frame. A swinging linkage is rotatably connected to the base frame. A support rod connects the engagement member to the swinging linkage. A connector rod connects the swinging linkage to the pivot linkage. The engagement member has a retracted position and an extended position. The connector rod moves with rotation of the swinging linkage and rotates the pivot linkage thereby moving the swing out arm from the installation position to the initial position with movement of the engagement member from the extended position to the retracted position.

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


Fully faired landing gear with integrated step
Patent No. 11352130 

Inventor(s): Allen Brittain (Flower Mound, TX), Paul Charles Griffiths (Roanoke, TX), Steven Loveland (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733806 on 01/03/2020 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft landing gear assembly has a longitudinally elongated frame coupled to a lower portion of a fuselage of an aircraft, the frame being capable of supporting at least a portion of the weight of the aircraft. A fairing encloses substantially all of the frame. An optional integrated step can be carried by the frame, and a longitudinally elongated aperture would be formed in the fairing adjacent the step. The step allows a user to place a foot into the aperture and onto the step. An optional door can cover the aperture, and an optional secondary step can be carried by the door.

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


Reciprocating motion signature monitoring and trend analysis system
Patent No. 11352217 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Carpenter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17093751 on 11/10/2020 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diverter system includes a diverter arm operated by an actuator assembly. The actuator assembly moves the diverter arm between an extended dwell position and a retracted dwell position. The position of the diverter arm is monitored by a sensor. A control system derives a motion signature of the diverter arm based on the positions of the diverter arm measured by the sensor and evaluates the motion signature of the diverter arm to identify an abnormal operation of the diverter arm.

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


Multi-piece heads up display bezel with long chute
Patent No. 11353701 

Inventor(s): Andrew W. Harvey (South Lyon, MI), Jonathan Joseph Quijano (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: 16446464 on 06/19/2019 (1084 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and apparatus for a bezel assembly for a heads-up display (HUD) unit located in an instrument panel of a vehicle, the instrument panel being adjacent to a front windshield of the vehicle. The bezel assembly includes a bezel having a rear edge aligned with a front edge of the instrument panel and an interior border defining a bezel opening. The bezel assembly also includes a chute located beneath the bezel and above the HUD unit. The chute includes an exterior border defining a top chute opening aligned with the bezel opening, and an interior border defining a bottom chute opening aligned with a display screen of the HUD unit and having a shape corresponding to the display screen of the HUD unit.

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


 

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

Oxygen reduction disposable kits, devices and methods of use thereof (ORDKit)
Patent No. 11350626 

Inventor(s): Narendran Renganathan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hemanext Inc. (Lexington, MA)
Law Firm: Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052738 on 08/02/2018 (1405 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to Oxygen Reduction Disposable kits (ORDKit), devices and methods for the improved preservation of whole blood and blood components. The improved devices and methods for the collection of blood and blood components provide for whole blood and blood components having reduced levels of oxygen. The devices and methods provide for the rapid preparation of deoxygenated blood and blood components for storage that improves the overall quality of the transfused blood and improves health outcomes in patients.

[C12M] APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY (installations for fermenting manure A01C 3/02; preservation of living parts of humans or animals A01N 1/02; brewing apparatus C12C; fermentation apparatus for wine C12G; apparatus for preparing vinegar C12J 1/10) [3]


Polymer composition for use in cables
Patent No. 11352486 

Inventor(s): Chelsea Ringham (Florence, KY), Christian Schneider (Hattersheim, , DE), Jeffrey Charles Haley (Norwood, OH), Nagarjuna Palyam (Florence, KY)
Assignee(s): Celanese EVA Performance Polymers LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17000676 on 08/24/2020 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polymer composition that comprises an olefinic polymer, a flame retardant that includes a halogen-free mineral filler, and a compatibilizing agent is provided. The halogen-free mineral filler constitutes from about 20 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of the composition. The composition may exhibit a degree of water uptake of about 5 wt. % or less after being immersed in water for seven days at a temperature of 23 C.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Clipless hood seal
Patent No. 11351847 

Inventor(s): Praveen Kumar (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: 16836225 on 03/31/2020 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seal includes a base portion, a first retaining member extending from the base portion, and a second retaining member extending from the base portion. Each of the first and second retaining members is structured to be resiliently deflectable with respect to the base portion. A portion of the first retaining member extends opposite the base portion so as to define a first cavity therebetween. A portion of the second retaining member extends opposite the base portion so as to define a second cavity therebetween. The first cavity has an open side opening in a first direction toward the second cavity, and the second cavity has an open side opening in a second direction toward the first cavity.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Adjustable anchor for curtain-wall system
Patent No. 11352779 

Inventor(s): Tim Newbrough (Terrell, TX)
Assignee(s): Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Henry Patent Law Firm PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17098839 on 11/16/2020 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A curtain-wall anchor includes a back member having a first arcuate slotted aperture and a second aperture formed therein. The first arcuate slotted aperture receives a first mounting bolt and the second aperture receives a second mounting bolt. A first plurality of vertically-oriented ridges are formed in the back member proximate the first arcuate slotted aperture and the second aperture. A first locking washer is received onto the first mounting bolt. The first locking washer includes a second plurality of vertically-oriented ridges that are complementary to the first plurality of vertically-oriented ridges formed in the back member. The first arcuate slotted aperture facilitates angular adjustment of the back member. Engagement of the second plurality of vertically-oriented ridges with the first plurality of vertically-oriented ridges facilitates securement of the back member in a select angular position.

[E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00)


Fabrication of a phase change material (PCM) integrated insulation
Patent No. 11352783 

Inventor(s): Liping Cai (Dallas, TX), Sheldon Q. Shi (Dallas, TX), Weihuan Zhao (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16774936 on 01/28/2020 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making an insulated material comprises melting a phase change material to form liquid phase change material, combining the liquid phase change material with an insulating material, and forming a composite insulation material in response to the combining. The insulating material can be a porous material that comprises a plurality of pores, and the liquid phase change material is disposed in the plurality of pores. The phase change material can also be stored in a container and used as layer in an insulation system.

[E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00)


Roofing shingle system and shingles for use therein
Patent No. 11352792 

Inventor(s): Chris Searcy (Tuscaloosa, AL), Daniel E. Boss (Morris Township, NJ), James Svec (Kearny, NJ), Ming-Liang Shiao (Basking Ridge, NJ), Nicholas Thurston (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Assignee(s): BMIC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533032 on 08/06/2019 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: Roofing shingles are disclosed that are capable of self-adhering to a roof deck or underlayment and/or other roofing shingles and that require few or no mechanical fasteners to remain attached to the roof. By appropriate positioning of sealant lines on the shingle, direct adhesion between the shingle and the roof deck or underlayment and/or other roofing shingles can be achieved. If the shingle is laminated, the layers may be mechanically attached with indentations in the common bond area. The nail zone of the shingle may be visually indicated with fines and/or one or more paint lines. A roofing system comprising a plurality of courses of the shingles is also disclosed.

[E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)


Debris barrier for swimming pool circulation system
Patent No. 11352804 

Inventor(s): John W. Pate (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16932251 on 07/17/2020 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable barrier apparatus for preventing leaves and debris from entering a pool filtration system and may include a front panel; a first angled panel connected to the front panel; a second angled panel opposing the first angled panel and connected to the front panel; and a top panel connected to the front panel, the first angled panel and the second angled panel, extending beyond the first angled panel and the second angled panel. The barrier allows for water to be filtered through the underside of the barrier and keeps debris from entering the pool filtration system.

[E04H] BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D) [4]


Advanced pulling prong
Patent No. 11352846 

Inventor(s): James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566467 on 09/10/2019 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided, in one embodiment, is a pulling prong. The pulling prong, in one example, includes an outer housing, and a nose assembly slidably located within the outer housing. In this example, the nose assembly and outer housing form an activation chamber. The pulling prong, in this example, may further include activation means located within the activation chamber, the activation means configured to move the nose assembly from a first running configuration to a second retrieving configuration.

[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]


Downhole chemical reactor and gas generator with passive or active control
Patent No. 11352847 

Inventor(s): James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16615698 on 01/08/2019 (1246 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole chemical reactor can be placed in a downhole environment to generate gas in-situ. This gas can pressurize an inner pressure chamber of the downhole chemical reactor to create a pressure-on-demand source or to maintain a constant pressure reservoir, depending on the configuration of a reactor controller coupled to an inlet of the inner pressure chamber. The inner pressure chamber contains one or more desired chemical reactants and the reactor controller operates to permit well fluid to flow from the wellbore and into the inner pressure chamber. The well fluid reacts with the desired chemical reactants and generates one or more gases such as hydrogen or carbon dioxide. The generated gases pressurize the inner pressure chamber and a pressure regulator coupled to the inner pressure chamber maintains a maximum pressurization of the inner pressure chamber. For a constant pressure reservoir, the reactor controller repeats this cycle indefinitely.

[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]


Shiftable covers, completion systems, and methods to shift a downhole cover in two directions
Patent No. 11352852 

Inventor(s): Christopher R. Delzell (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16945380 on 07/31/2020 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include shiftable covers, completion systems, and methods to shift a downhole cover in two directions. A shiftable cover includes a hollow interior configured to receive a diverter flowing in a first direction. The shiftable cover also includes a diverter seat disposed in the hollow interior and configured to retain the diverter. The shiftable cover also includes a plurality of segments configured to collapse in response to shifting of the shiftable cover from a first position to a second position to retain the diverter, and un-collapse in response to shifting of the shiftable cover from the second position towards the first position.

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


Wellbore fluid communication tool
Patent No. 11352853 

Inventor(s): Gary Kohn (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Ross Maddux (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16079893 on 08/03/2017 (1769 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method directed to performing a single trip cementing operation at spaced out locations within a hydrocarbon zone during the construction of a wellbore using a wellbore fluid communication tool. In an embodiment, the tool is deployed on a tubular string above the hydrocarbon zone and comprises a housing including at least one radial port, a seal assembly, an outer sleeve assembly having a door assembly operable to translate across the seal assembly while closed, an inner mandrel and a seat assembly. The tool facilitates the placement of cement within a wellbore annulus from an uphole position in lieu of at the bottom of the wellbore thereby minimizing the pressure required to perform cementing job. At the same time, the ability for the door assembly to translate across the seal assembly while closed ensures the seal is not damaged from repetitive opening and closing of the door assembly.

[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]


Shaped charge with ring shaped jet
Patent No. 11352860 

Inventor(s): Joseph Todd MacGillivray (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16475592 on 02/01/2018 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a shaped charge for use in a wellbore. The shaped charge, in one example, includes a case exterior, the case exterior including an outer surface, and an inner surface forming an cavity, a case interior located within the cavity, a toroidal shaped liner located within the cavity and surrounding a base of the case interior, and explosive material located within a first gap between the inner surface of the case exterior and the toroidal shaped liner and a second gap between the toroidal shaped liner and the case interior.

[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]


Inflow control device with dissolvable plugs
Patent No. 11352862 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16470125 on 07/30/2018 (1408 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lower completion assembly includes a tubular comprising an interior passageway defined by an internal surface of the pipe and a port extending between external and internal surfaces of the tubular. The port is defined by a first surface that extends between the internal and external surfaces. The assembly also includes an inflow control device that is coupled to the external surface of the pipe and that comprises a fluid exit that is adjacent the port. The assembly has a first configuration and a second configuration. When in the first configuration a dissolvable plug extends across the fluid exit to fluidically isolate the fluid exit from the interior passageway and a gap is defined adjacent the first surface. When in the second configuration, the dissolvable plug does not extend across the fluid exit and the fluid exit is in fluid communication with the interior passageway.

[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]


 

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Intermuscular ridged boards for artificial muscle devices under heavy lift conditions
Patent No. 11353009 

Inventor(s): Maduran Palaniswamy (Ann Arbor, MI), Michael P. Rowe (Pinckney, 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: 17216785 on 03/30/2021 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: An artificial muscle device includes a plurality of intermuscular boards and a plurality of artificial muscles disposed between the intermuscular boards in an alternating pattern and communicatively coupled to a controller. Each of the one or more artificial muscles includes a housing comprising an electrode region and an expandable fluid region, a dielectric fluid housed within the housing, and an electrode pair positioned in the electrode region of the housing, the electrode pair including a first electrode and a second electrode. The electrode pair is actuatable between a non-actuated state and an actuated state such that actuation from the non-actuated state to the actuated state directs the dielectric fluid into the expandable fluid region, expanding the expandable fluid region, thereby applying pressure to the intermuscular boards.

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


Electronic actuator for anhydrous ammonia emergency shut off valves
Patent No. 11353136 

Inventor(s): Brently Craig Wilkerson (Dallas, TX), Jack Jay Potts (Dallas, TX), Patrick Lee Hodges (Dallas, TX), William Browning Washington, IV (Dallas, TX), William Henry Sands, III (Dallas, TX), William Henry Sands, Jr. (Dallas, TX
Assignee(s): Squibb Taylor, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17020249 on 09/14/2020 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, an electronic actuator may be coupled to a valve to provide the ability to shut off anhydrous ammonia flow through the valve (e.g., in emergencies). The valve may be coupled to anhydrous ammonia tanks, such as nurse tanks and/or storage tanks. The electronic actuator may include a handle and a bracket. The handle and the bracket may include at least two attractive components that are magnetically attracted to each other upon application of an electric current and the valve may be open. When the electric current is cut, the attractive components of the handle and the bracket may not be magnetically attracted to each other and the valve may be shut off. A controller (e.g., a switch) may be coupled to the electronic actuator to allow control of the electric signal to the electronic actuator.

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


Sealing and restraint system for joining plastic pipe sections having pre-formed sockets
Patent No. 11353148 

Inventor(s): Guido Quesada (San Jose, , CR)
Assignee(s): S B Technical Services, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16801874 on 02/26/2020 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seating and restraint system is shown for joining the spigot and socket ends of two sections of plastic pipe to form a pipe joint. The socket pipe ends are preformed at the factory with an internal raceway which receives both a sealing ring and a companion gripping ring. The sealing ring is an elastomeric member having a periphery with a protruding ear formed at one circumferential location. The companion gripping ring is a hardened member having one opening gap in the circumference thereof. The protruding ear on the sealing ring fits within the opening gap in the gripping ring, engagement of the protruding ear within the opening gap serving to prevent extrusion of the sealing ring within the gap in the gripping ring and also limiting closure of the gripping ring after engagement of the spigot end with the socket pipe end as the pipe joint is assembled.

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


Helical strake attachment for tubular structural members
Patent No. 11353153 

Inventor(s): Aubrey L. Jackson (Collierville, TN), Bernie Christman (Elmwood, WI), Brandon G. Boe (Ellsworth, WI), Daniel J. Sterny (Beldinville, WI), David M. Ramsay (Elmwood, IL), Harold W. Fonville, II (Memphis, TN), Jason Van Wyhe
Assignee(s): MEYER UTILITY STRUCTURES LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163765 on 10/18/2018 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A helical strake pole system that includes a tubular pole having a longitudinal axis and threaded attachment points. The system further includes a helical strake fin disposed circumferentially around a portion of the tubular pole along the longitudinal axis. The system further includes couplers disposed on the tubular pole. The couplers are configured such that each coupler has a first portion with a slot configured to receive an upper portion of the helical strake fin and a second portion configured to removably coupled to a threaded attachment point of the tubular pole. In addition, each coupler is configured to position a portion of the helical strake fin substantially perpendicular to a surface of the tubular pole.

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


Method to avoid fan cycling during low ambient operation
Patent No. 11353252 

Inventor(s): Aylan Him (Coppell, TX), David Mackey (Addison, TX), Zer Kai Yap (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16704449 on 12/05/2019 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of controlling an HVAC circuit, comprises allowing refrigerant to circulate within the HVAC circuit, wherein the HVAC circuit comprises an evaporator coil, a condenser coil, at least one fan configured to provide airflow to the condenser coil, at least one expansion valve, and at least one compressor. The method continues by receiving a temperature measurement and determining based on the temperature measurement, a minimum fan speed configured to avoid pressure spikes within the condenser coil. The method concludes by sending a signal to the at the least one fan to direct the at least one fan to spin at a rate greater than or equal to the minimum fan speed when the measured temperature is less than a predetermined temperature, wherein, when the refrigerant circulates through the condenser coil, the minimum fan speed is greater than zero rotations per minute.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


 

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Microprismatic retroreflective mold, sheet, and article and methods of manufacture thereof
Patent No. 11351745 

Inventor(s): Drew J. Buoni (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Aura Optical Systems, LP (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17298821 on 09/28/2020 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method of manufacturing articles, including providing a substrate having a surface, forming first and second sets of first and second grooves in the surface, respectively, the first grooves parallel to each other along a same first direction across the surface and each of the first grooves including a repeating interleaved pattern of at least two first zones and at least two second zones and a maximum depth of the first zones greater than a maximum depth of the second zones, and the second grooves parallel to each other along a same second direction across the surface, the second direction being substantially perpendicular to the first direction, the second grooves passing through second zones of the first grooves, where a groove pattern is thereby formed on the surface, the groove pattern including microprisms. Articles including a substrate surface with such groove patterns or inverted groove patterns including microprisms or inverted microprisms.

[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]


Boat trailer water level detection system
Patent No. 11351907 

Inventor(s): Thomas Andrew Wright, III (Howell, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16751621 on 01/24/2020 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system for monitoring the water level proximate to a vehicle. The system comprises a control unit and at least one sensor in communication with the control unit. The at least one sensor is configured such that the control unit can determine a pitch of a trailer coupled to the vehicle and the height of a surface of water proximate to the trailer. The system includes a display screen displaying a representation of the trailer including the pitch of the trailer, and a representation of the surface of water proximate to the trailer.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Rear suspension member transfer assemblies and methods
Patent No. 11352209 

Inventor(s): Brian McElroy (Winchester, KY), Robert Aaron Allex (Ewing, KY), Ronald Scott Friend (Jeffersonville, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16455861 on 06/28/2019 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rear suspension member (RSM) transfer assembly for transferring an RSM from a sub-assembly line to a main assembly line includes a first RSM lifter, an RSM buffer, and a second RSM lifter. The first RSM lifter is configured to travel laterally between the sub-assembly line and the main assembly line. The first RSM lifter includes a lifting body and a rotatable arm configured to retrieve the RSM from the sub-assembly line and transport the RSM to the main assembly line. The RSM buffer is configured to receive the RSM from the first RSM lifter and transport the RSM through a plurality of resting positions. The second RSM lifter is configured to receive the RSM from the RSM buffer and raise the RSM into position for installation on a vehicle.

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


Occupancy tracking using wireless signal distortion
Patent No. 11353230 

Inventor(s): FNU Kriti (Dallas, TX), Prasad Mecheri Chandravihar (Richardson, TX), Sunil Bondalapati (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17139115 on 12/31/2020 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: An occupancy tracking device configured to establish a network connection with an access point and to capture wireless signal distortion information for the network connection. The device is further configured to generate statistical metadata for the wireless signal distortion information. The device is further configured to input the wireless signal distortion information and the statistical metadata for the wireless signal distortion information into a machine learning model. The machine learning model is configured to determine a predicted occupancy level based on the wireless signal distortion information and the statistical metadata for the wireless signal distortion information. The predicted occupancy level indicates a number of people that are present within with the space. The device is further configured to obtain the predicted occupancy level from the machine learning model and to control a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system based on the predicted occupancy level.

[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)


Detection of coupling slippage in rotary encoder systems
Patent No. 11353343 

Inventor(s): John Reading (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): DYNAPAR CORPORATION (Gurnee, IL), HENGSTLER GMBH (Aldingen, , DE)
Law Firm: Moreno IP Law LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17454087 on 11/09/2021 (210 days app to issue)

Abstract: Detection of mechanical coupling slippage in rotary encoder systems is provided where position data samples are obtained from a rotary encoder coupled to rotating element and angular acceleration data is determined based on the position data samples. At least two acceleration peaks are detected in the angular acceleration data, including at least one negative acceleration peak and at least one positive acceleration peak. Slippage occurrence of the mechanical coupling are detected when an interval between a negative acceleration peak and a positive acceleration peak of the at least two acceleration peaks is less than a first time period. If at least a threshold number of slippage occurrences are detected within a second time period, a mechanical coupling error signal is generated.

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


Ultrasonic flow meter and excitation method
Patent No. 11353347 

Inventor(s): Anand Dabak (Plano, TX), Luis Reynoso Covarrubias (Murphy, TX), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX), Srinivas Lingam (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15708553 on 09/19/2017 (1722 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include methods and systems to measure fluid flow, including a transmit circuit to provide a transducer transmit signal based on a transmit pulse signal, a receive circuit to receive a transducer receive signal, an ADC to sample a receive signal from the receive circuit and provide a sampled signal, and a processing circuit that computes a transit time based on the sampled signal, and provides the transmit pulse signal including a first portion with a frequency in a first frequency band, and a second portion with a second frequency outside the first frequency band to mitigate undesired transducer vibration, where the second frequency is outside a transducer frequency bandwidth of the transducer.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


System and method for ozone concentration measurement in liquids having a negative scaling index
Patent No. 11353395 

Inventor(s): Dmitry Medvedev (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): OWS AGRI LIMITED (London, , GB)
Law Firm: KDB Firm PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16767320 on 01/23/2018 (1596 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes an emitter, the emitter comprising an ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV-LED) and being disposed on a first end of a bounded volume suitable for holding a liquid. The liquid may have a negative Langelier saturation index (LSI). The bounded volume can be a chamber, a tank, or the like. The apparatus includes a detector, the detector comprising an ultraviolet light sensor (UV sensor) and being disposed on a second end of the bounded volume, the second end being opposite the first end, wherein the UV-LED comprises a point source, and wherein the emitter generates a parallel beam of light.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


In situ treatment of chemical sensors
Patent No. 11353422 

Inventor(s): Neal Gregory Skinner (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16331886 on 10/14/2016 (2062 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for a treatment of chemical sensors placed in a wellbore. A method may comprise providing a chemical sensor disposed in a sensing chamber, wherein the chemical sensor is on an optical fiber installed in a wellbore; optically interrogating the chemical sensor with the optical fiber; and pumping a treatment fluid through a fluid supply line and into the sensing chamber.

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


High-side gate over-voltage stress testing
Patent No. 11353494 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Lee Amey (Allen, TX), Hung Nguyen (Carrollton, TX), Patrick Michael Teterud (Plano, TX), Sigfredo E. Gonzalez Diaz (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792671 on 02/17/2020 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: A testing system includes: a substrate having a probe pad and having a supply input; driver circuitry having a driver output; a transistor having a gate, a source, and a drain; and a field effect transistor (FET) engager. The gate of the transistor is coupled to the driver output, and the drain of the transistor is coupled to the supply input. The FET engager is configured to couple the probe pad to the gate of the transistor and provide test instrument measurement of gate current of the transistor without test instrument probe capacitance impacting operation of the transistor.

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


Hall sensor circuit
Patent No. 11353519 

Inventor(s): Arup Polley (Richardson, TX), Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), Jo Bito (Dallas, TX), Srinath M. Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17114589 on 12/08/2020 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Hall sensor circuit includes a first Hall sensor, a second Hall sensor, a first preamplifier circuit, a second preamplifier circuit, a subtractor circuit, and a duty cycling circuit. The first preamplifier circuit includes an input and an output. The input is coupled to the first Hall sensor. The second preamplifier circuit includes a first input, a second input, and an output. The first input is coupled to the second Hall sensor. The subtractor circuit includes a first input coupled to the output of the first preamplifier circuit, a second input coupled to the output of the second preamplifier circuit, and an output coupled to the second input of the second preamplifier circuit. The duty cycling circuit is coupled to the second preamplifier circuit and the second Hall sensor.

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


Continuous-wave radar system for detecting ferrous and non-ferrous metals in saltwater environments
Patent No. 11353576 

Inventor(s): Carlos Alberto Fonts (Dallas, TX), Carlos Ernesto Fonts (Dallas, TX), John Richard O”Hair (Ruskin, FL), Mark Allen O”Hair (Santa Fe, NM), Richard Dolan Randall (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): HG PARTNERS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Neo IP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17498420 on 10/11/2021 (239 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for a continuous-wave (CW) radar system for detecting, geolocating, identifying, discriminating between, and mapping ferrous and non-ferrous metals in brackish and saltwater environments. The CW radar system generates multiple extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic waves simultaneously and uses said waves to detect, locate, and classify objects of interest. These objects include all types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as changing material boundary layers (e.g., soil to water, sand to mud, rock to organic materials, water to air, etc.). The CW radar system is operable to detect objects of interest in near real time.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Light sources with chip-level integrated diffusers
Patent No. 11353634 

Inventor(s): James K Guenter (Garland, TX), Jimmy Alan Tatum (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): II-VI DELAWARE, INC. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Blank Rome LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16884329 on 05/27/2020 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment includes a light source. The light source may include a substrate and a diffuser. The substrate may include a first surface and a second surface. The second surface may be opposite the first surface. The diffuser may be carried by the substrate. The diffuser may be configured to receive an optical signal from the substrate after the optical signal propagates through the substrate and to control a particular profile of a resultant beam of the optical signal over two axes after the optical signal propagates through the integrated diffuser.

[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]


Autoencoder utilizing vehicle contextual information
Patent No. 11353861 

Inventor(s): Ali Bazzi (South Windsor, CT), Donald Mcmenemy (Willington, CT), John Kaminski (Vernon, CT), Krishna Pattipati (Storrs, CT), Muhamed Farooq (Dearborn, MI), Ravi Rajamani (West Hartford, CT), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor,
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: 16866047 on 05/04/2020 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium describing an autoencoder that creates a reduced feature space from healthy power electronics devices for training. Devices under test are then encoded and compared to the encoded features of the healthy devices to determine health of the other devices. Contextual information is used to build multiple models that compare power electronics devices from similarly operated vehicles with one another.

[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)


Density-based autonomous flow control device
Patent No. 11353895 

Inventor(s): Hadi Arabnejad Khanouki (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507234 on 07/10/2019 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control system may comprise a flow control device, wherein the flow control device comprises water floats and gas floats and a regulatory valve connected to the flow control device through a control line. An autonomous flow control device may comprise a housing, one or more floats disposed within the housing, one or more protrusions connected to the outside of the housing, and an outlet disposed in the housing.

[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)


Flow limiter for regulators
Patent No. 11353898 

Inventor(s): Justin Wade Hart (Melissa, TX), Thomas Leroy Weyer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17188967 on 03/01/2021 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control assembly can be configured for use with a pressure regulator having a valve body defining a fluid flow path. The control assembly can include a control member, a stem, and a lever, and can be disposed within the pressure regulator to selectively control fluid flow. The control assembly can include a primary control member and a secondary control member, or a mechanical stop that can operate to restrict flow along the fluid flow path, including when the stem disconnects from the lever.

[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)


Voltage threshold gap circuits with temperature trim
Patent No. 11353901 

Inventor(s): Avinash Shreepathi Bhat (Tucson, AZ), Joseph Alan Sankman (Dallas, TX), Rajat Chauhan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17097988 on 11/13/2020 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic circuit includes a first transistor, a second transistor, and a variable resistor. The first transistor has a first threshold voltage. The second transistor has a second threshold voltage that is different from the first threshold voltage. The second transistor is coupled to the first transistor. The variable resistor is coupled to the first transistor and the second transistor. The variable resistor is configured to adjust a temperature coefficient of the electronic circuit. The electronic circuit is configured to generate a reference voltage based on a difference of the first threshold voltage and the second threshold voltage.

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


Multi-slope startup voltage regulator system
Patent No. 11353904 

Inventor(s): Kuang-Yao Cheng (Bedford, NH), Preetam Tadeparthy (Bangalore, , IN), Shuhua Zhang (Westford, MA), Wenkai Wu (East Greenwich, RI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399341 on 04/30/2019 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage regulator system includes a switch system including a power switch to conduct an output current through an inductor based on an input voltage and a switching signal to generate an output voltage at a load. A feedback system generates a PWM signal based on the output voltage and based on a variable reference voltage. A gate driver system generates the switching signal based on the PWM signal. The gate driver system controls the switch system to increase the output voltage at output voltage slopes in each of startup stages during startup of the voltage regulator system. A sampling system samples the output current and the output voltage during the startup of the voltage regulator system to measure each slope of the output voltage slopes at each of the respective startup stages during the startup of the voltage regulator system.

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


Signal powered energy detect and wakeup system
Patent No. 11353943 

Inventor(s): Anurag Arora (Bengaluru, , IN), Sumantra Seth (Bengaluru, , IN), Vikram Sharma (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799879 on 02/25/2020 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wakeup circuit includes an energy detection circuit and a wakeup signal generation circuit coupled to the energy detection circuit. The energy detection circuit is configured to, in response to receiving an input signal, generate a detect signal that is proportional to the input signal. The energy detection circuit is powered by the input signal. The wakeup signal generation circuit is configured to, in response to receiving the detect signal, generate a wakeup signal.

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


Interacting with a virtual environment using a pointing controller
Patent No. 11353967 

Inventor(s): Charles James Bruce (London, , GB), Nathaniel James Martin (London, , GB)
Assignee(s): ARKH Litho Holdings, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P. C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17059183 on 05/30/2019 (1104 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pointing controller enables interaction with virtual objects in a virtual or augmented reality environment. The pointing controller comprises a form factor that enables it to be securely positioned in the user”s fingers during a pointing gesture. The pointing controller tracks a pointing direction in three-dimensional space based on motion of the pointing controller. The pointing controller furthermore includes one or more control elements such as buttons or touch interfaces to enable additional interactions.

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


Method and apparatus for quick prototyping of embedded peripherals
Patent No. 11354100 

Inventor(s): Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Marian Louda (Prague, , CZ), Miroslav Batek (Blatna, , CZ)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16941407 on 07/28/2020 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes methods and apparatus for quickly prototyping of a solution developed using one or more sensing devices (e.g., sensors), functional blocks, algorithm libraries, and customized logic. The methods produce firmware executable by a processor (e.g., a microcontroller) on an embedded device such as a development board, expansion board, or the like. By performing these methods on the apparatus described, a user is able to create a function prototype without having deep knowledge of the particular sensing device or any particular programming language. Prototypes developed as described herein enable the user to rapidly test ideas and develop sensing device proofs-of-concept. The solutions produced by the methods and apparatus improve the functioning of the sensor being prototyped and the operation of the embedded device where the sensor is integrated.

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


Automation and orchestration platform for software development and deployment
Patent No. 11354101 

Inventor(s): Greg Andress (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ARGANTEAL, CORP. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Hulsey P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17506886 on 10/21/2021 (229 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and platform for automated and orchestrated software development and deployment are described. The platform automatically creates scripts for the target platform and orchestrates its execution. The platform receives source script, separates script commands from variables and values, determines source data and target data in the scripts, and stores them separately. The platform further creates a list of end functions (also referred to as tasks) to be executed on the target machine based on a given workflow and target machine data and provides orchestrated detailed execution scripts for the target machine. As one may appreciate, the platform provides an automated way to use an existing script written for one target machine to generate scripts for another target machine.

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


Emulated register input control adapter
Patent No. 11354146 

Inventor(s): Gerhard Burger Ebersohn (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Uber Technologies, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988625 on 05/24/2018 (1475 days app to issue)

Abstract: Transaction data is received from a remote system with an Emulated Register Input Control Adapter (ERICA) application programming interface (API). The received transaction data is validated as validated data. The validated data is translated into a set of sequential events that are transmitted to an ERICA Module executing on a Point-of-Sale (POS) system terminal computer. The set of sequential events is processed with the ERICA Module to emulate user actions on a POS system Human Machine Interface (HMI). Result data generated by the sequential event processing is validated.

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


Artificial intelligence-powered cloud for the financial services industry
Patent No. 11354173 

Inventor(s): Poomalai Udaiyar Ganesan (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): FLAIST, INC. (Dublin, CA)
Law Firm: Dilworth IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17173733 on 02/11/2021 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud system for an application to be built and executed is provided, the cloud system including a microservice platform including one or more application programing interfaces (APIs) and one or more service modules, wherein each API is configured for the application to access services of one or more services modules of the cloud system and wherein the one or more service modules are in communication with the microservice platform and the application using the APIs, each of the service modules being configured to provide at least one service to the application, when being called using at least one API pertaining to each of the service modules, and the microservice platform being configured to allow an app control access to each of the service modules using a user account of the user.

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


Column redundancy data architecture for yield improvement
Patent No. 11354209 

Inventor(s): Harihara Sravan Ancha (Bangalore, , IN), Jay Patel (Bangalore, , IN), Vijay Sukhlah Chinchole (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847232 on 04/13/2020 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and circuits for storing column redundancy data are provided herein. A circuit may comprise a column redundancy data array, which may store an address and a plurality of match bits. A first portion of bits of the address may reference a range of columns of a memory array and a second portion of bits of the address may reference a division of the memory array in which a column of the range of columns is located. Each of the match bits may indicate whether one of the columns of the range of columns is defective.

[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)


Snapshot load framework
Patent No. 11354269 

Inventor(s): Douglas J. Goddard (Addison, TX), Nadeem Panjwani (Dallas, TX), Paul Eric Hazboun (Flower Mound, TX), Sravan Mateti (Dallas, TX), Sudheer Konduru (Dallas, TX), Vinod Patil (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773165 on 01/27/2020 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: In entity transition from legacy systems to a big data distributed data platform, numerous system-based architectural gaps have surfaced. There exists a need for a bridge component for each of the architectural gaps in order to support the entity transition to the big data distributed data platform. These bridge components include a variety of frameworks that are configured to automate certain processes that are needed for the transition. These processes have only become necessary as a result of the Hadoop platform. The automated processes include a snapshot load platform. The snapshot load platform enables the addition of a new view to the historical tables. The platform includes replacing the entire table in a truncated scenario. The platform includes replacing cases in a refresh or update scenario.

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


Systems for real-time mining of data in test and development environments
Patent No. 11354329 

Inventor(s): Sujata Devon Raju (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16665147 on 10/28/2019 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for mining of real-time data from non-production environments (e.g., test and development environments). The data that is mined/extracted is ”live” data that reflects instantaneous changes, modifications, to the data. In addition, since embodiments of the present invention provide users/testers with a ”live” real-time view of the mined data, the data is stored in temporary storage/non-cache memory as opposed to permanent storage (i.e., cache memory). As a result, once the user/tester consumes the data (i.e., modifies, changes or otherwise conditions the data), the data is deleted from the temporary/non-cache storage location. Thus, embodiments of the invention eliminate the need to provide for and maintain a large database for permanent storage of mined test data.

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


Methods and systems for providing authenticated one-click access to a customized user interaction-specific web page
Patent No. 11354375 

Inventor(s): DiAndrea Kessee (Flower Mound, TX), Lingyu Chu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16895162 on 06/08/2020 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method including receiving an indication for a digital alert associated with a specific action for a user account of a user; generating and outputting a first message comprising a web page link; receiving an indication of a request to access the web page link by the user device; responsive to receiving the indication of the request to access the web page link, accessing, based on the indication for a digital alert, user-specific information associated with the user account from the at least one third-party device; and generating, based on the indication for a digital alert and the user-specific information, a customized user interaction-specific web page comprising the user-specific information associated with the user account and at least one user input field.

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


User-based vehicle determination
Patent No. 11354524 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17246990 on 05/03/2021 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computer-implemented techniques and systems for generating vehicle profiles may include scanning a plurality of vehicles, each vehicle located at a respective vehicle location, identifying respective vehicle locations for each of the plurality of vehicles, based on scanning the plurality of vehicles, associating a vehicle identification tag for each vehicle with its respective vehicle location, interpreting a signal to determine a user location, determining that the user location is within a threshold distance from a first vehicle location of a first vehicle from the plurality of vehicles, providing a first vehicle identification tag corresponding to the first vehicle based on determining that the user location is within the threshold distance, generating a first vehicle profile based on the first vehicle identification tag, and providing the first vehicle profile to a user device.

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


Computer architecture for identifying data clusters using correlithm objects and machine learning in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11354533 

Inventor(s): Pankaj Panging (Frisco, TX), Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208055 on 12/03/2018 (1282 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a model training engine implemented by a processor. The model training engine is configured to obtain a set of data values associated with a feature vector. The model training engine is further configured to transform a first data value and a second data value from the set of data value into sub-string correlithm objects. The model training engine is further configured to compute a Hamming distance between the first sub-string correlithm object and the second sub-string correlithm object and to identify a boundary in response to determining that the Hamming distance exceeds a bit difference threshold value. The model training engine is further configured to determine a number of identified boundaries, to determine a number of clusters based on the number of identified boundaries, and to train the machine learning model to associate the determined number of clusters with the feature vector.

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


System and method for automated retrosynthesis
Patent No. 11354582 

Inventor(s): Alvaro Prat (Barcelona, , ES), Alwin Bucher (Cambridge, , GB), Gintautas Kamuntavicius (Vilniaus rajonas, , LT), Roy Tal (Dallas, TX), Zygimantas Jocys (Hove, , GB)
Assignee(s): RO5 INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Galvin Patent Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17540142 on 12/01/2021 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for automated retrosynthesis which can reliably identify valid and practical precursors and reaction pathways. The methodology involves a k-beam recursive process wherein at each stage of recursion, retrosynthesis is performed using a library of molecule disconnection rules to identify possible precursor sets, validation of the top k precursor sets is performed using a transformer-based forward reaction prediction scoring system, the best candidate of the top k precursor sets is selected, and a database is searched to determine whether the precursors are commercially available. The recursion process is repeated until a valid chain of chemical reactions is found wherein all precursors necessary to synthesize the target molecule are found to be commercially available.

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


System for secure routing of data to various networks from a process data network
Patent No. 11354672 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16594516 on 10/07/2019 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments enable a block chain distributed network arrangement system for facilitating a tiered dedicated block chain configuration to provide differing combinations of functions and levels of security. The system may identify factors within received information that indicate which dedicated block chain network should be used to record the received information. The dedicated block chains may be tiered based on the importance of the received information or a customer service level of a party associated with the received information. The system allows for recording of the received information in a distinct, dedicated block chain network that is appropriately configured for the functionality and/or security requirements of the received information.

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


Methods and systems for determining auction prices
Patent No. 11354689 

Inventor(s): Amitayu Pal (Frisco, TX), Mark Pond (McKinney, TX), Senthil Natarajan (Plano, TX), Yingbo Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16834114 on 03/30/2020 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining auction prices of vehicles may include obtaining wholesale auction price data indicative of wholesale auction prices and vehicle attribute values of a plurality of vehicles; grouping the plurality of vehicles into a plurality of vehicle groups respectively associated with a plurality of characteristics; determining a plurality of regression models respectively based on the plurality of vehicle groups; obtaining information describing a target vehicle; based on the target-vehicle values and values for the one or more economic indicators, determining an estimated wholesale auction price of the target vehicle using an identified regression model of the plurality of regression models; determining a discount factor representing an expected discount of a post-repossession auction price of the target vehicle from the estimated wholesale auction price; and determining an estimated post-repossession auction price of the target vehicle based on the estimated wholesale auction price and the determined discount factor.

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


System and method for providing API version control
Patent No. 11354690 

Inventor(s): David Gillam (The Colony, TX), Pedro Betancourt (Mckinney, TX), Rajaboopathy Vijayaraghavan (Carrollton, TX), Satish Kesiboyana (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882286 on 05/22/2020 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a system for providing version control across APIs. In an embodiment, an application of a client device may transmit communications to a service application API that are in a format not accepted by the service application API, using the application API. A central (or public) API may receive the communication transmitted by the application”s API. The central API may identify the versions of the application”s API and the service application API. The central API may format the communication based on the mapped fields, to a format accepted by the service application API. The central API [b]106[/b] may forward the formatted communication to the service application.

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


System and method for dynamic creation of product links from a web browser application
Patent No. 11354710 

Inventor(s): Alexei Stoliartchouk (Kensington, CA), Baxter Box (Dallas, TX), Forrest Jordan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): rewardStyle, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17205540 on 03/18/2021 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system is provided for facilitating affiliate link generation using a web browser application. A publisher enables the system by identifying a webpage on an affiliate web site. The system performs an initial assessment of the page to extract webpage information, which is compared to information stored in a database. If the extracted information matches stored information, a record of the webpage is displayed and an affiliate link is dynamically generated for immediate use. If the extracted information does not match stored information, a new record of the webpage is created. If the webpage contains product-specific data, a product-specific record is stored. If the webpage does not contain product-specific data, a non-product record is stored. An affiliate link is then dynamically created. The new record of the product and dynamically created affiliate link is added to the database for immediate use.

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


External entity cross-relational dynamic matching system
Patent No. 11354733 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195923 on 11/20/2018 (1295 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for providing cross-relational matching functionality are provided. In some examples, a system may receive a request for a product which may be evaluated to determine whether a requesting user qualifies for the product. If so, the product may be approved and cross-relational matching functionality may be enabled. A plurality of eligible users may be identified. The plurality of eligible users may be identified as potentially interested in assisting in providing the product to the requesting user. Each eligible user of the plurality of eligible users may be evaluated (e.g., using machine learning) to determine whether the user matches one or more predetermined rules or qualifications as likely to be interested in providing the product. If so, the eligible user may be added to a subset of eligible users.

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


System and method for interfacing with a decisioning service from a third party domain
Patent No. 11354735 

Inventor(s): Dustin Ryan Nation (The Colony, TX), Jeffrey Roberts (Keller, TX), Jonathan Darling (Richardson, TX), Rajaboopathy Vijayaraghavan (Carrollton, TX), Satish Kesiboyana (Plano, TX), Venkata Sudharsan Dasa (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882291 on 05/22/2020 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for interfacing with a decisioning service from a third-party domain. A backend system may receive a request to interface with the decisioning service to generate a prequalification result for a user for a specified product, in response to the actuation of a button included in a third-party web domain rendering a product. The backend system may execute a call on a website of the decisioning service. The backend system may receive the product information from the button. The backend system may generate the website within the third-party domain, including a request for information about the user, in response to executing the call to the website. The backend system may transmit a request for generating prequalification result for the product to the decisioning service. The backend system may receive the prequalification result from the decisioning service.

[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]


Smart realtor signs synchronized with vehicle
Patent No. 11354761 

Inventor(s): Charan Lota (Frisco, TX), Dany Benjamin (Rowlett, TX), Hazem Ahmed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16162231 on 10/16/2018 (1330 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for gathering real estate data. The system includes a vehicle camera configured to detect image data associated with a house and a realtor sign. The system includes a GPS unit configured to detect location data associated with the vehicle. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to determine sign data based on the image data associated with the realtor sign and house data based on the image data associated with the house. The ECU is also configured to determine house location data based on the location data. The system includes a vehicle transceiver configured to communicate the sign data, the house data, and the house location data. The system includes a remote data server configured to receive the sign data, the house data, and the house location data and update the real estate listing data stored in memory.

[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]


Single-image detail and contrast enhancement
Patent No. 11354781 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Ruiwen Zhen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17103809 on 11/24/2020 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining, using at least one processor, an image of a scene including image data in each of multiple channels of a color space. The method also includes decomposing a channel of the image into a first base layer and a first detail layer. The method further includes generating a first enhanced detail layer by manipulating a characteristic of the first detail layer. The method also includes decomposing the first base layer into a second base layer and a second detail layer. The method further includes generating a second enhanced detail layer by manipulating a characteristic of the second detail layer. In addition, the method includes combining the first enhanced detail layer, the second enhanced detail layer, and the second base layer to obtain an enhanced image of the scene.

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


Transforming digital images to create material swatches with a capture guide
Patent No. 11354811 

Inventor(s): Rohit Ghatol (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Centric Software, Inc. (Campbell, CA)
Law Firm: Aka Chan LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447946 on 06/20/2019 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: A material data collection system allows capturing of material data. For example, the material data collection system may include digital image data for materials. The material data collection system may ensure that captured digital image data is properly aligned, so that material data may be easily recalled for later use, while maintaining the proper alignment for the captured digital image. The material data collection system may include using a capture guide, to provide cues on how to orient a mobile device used with the material data collection system.

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


Visual inspection support using extended reality
Patent No. 11354899 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17249769 on 03/12/2021 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device having extended reality capabilities may capture a video feed including one or more video frames depicting an object that is visible in a field of view of the device. The device may provide the one or more video frames to a machine learning model that identifies the object and one or more parts of the object that are depicted in the one or more video frames. The device may obtain positional tracking information that represents a position and an orientation associated with the object relative to a coordinate space that corresponds to the field of view of the device. The device may obtain a workflow including a sequence of content items for visually inspecting the object using the extended reality capabilities of the device. The device may render digital content associated with the workflow using the extended reality capabilities of the device. NULL


System and method for remote monitoring of released individual
Patent No. 11354959 

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: 17073558 on 10/19/2020 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for activating remote monitoring functionality of a personal wireless device associated with a released individual. After incarceration, former inmates are released under a variety of different circumstances, many of which require follow-up check-ins with case managers or other individuals. As part of their release, inmates often agree to multiple restrictions and requirements. In order to better monitor compliance with those requirements, a personal wireless device assigned to the released individual can be programmed with certain rules and automatically trigger when a violation is detected. As a result of a detected violation, the personal wireless device activates certain devices, such as a camera, microphone, etc., to capture data in order to remotely monitor the released individual. A case manager can also manually activate monitoring.

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


Analytics for planning an upgrade to a video camera surveillance system
Patent No. 11354994 

Inventor(s): Mauricio Leal Villarreal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17307473 on 05/04/2021 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example electronic computing device includes electronic processor configured to store a list of a plurality of video cameras being considered for an upgrade. The electronic processor may be further configured to receive first video footage captured by a first video camera and second video footage captured by a second video camera. The electronic processor may be further configured to analyze the first video footage and the second video footage to generate a plurality of upgrade priority scores. In response to determining that a first upgrade priority score of the first video camera is greater than a second upgrade priority score of the second video camera, the electronic processor may be further configured to output an upgrade priority notification configured to inform a user that the first video camera has a higher upgrade priority than the second video camera.

[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)


Vehicle location system
Patent No. 11355016 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (The Colony, TX), Qiaochu Tang (Frisco, TX), Stephen Michael Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17215983 on 03/29/2021 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer system receives a request to locate a vehicle within a facility. The computer system parses the request to identify one or more characteristics of the vehicle. The computer system identifies a sensor corresponding to the vehicle based on the one or more characteristics of the vehicle. The computer system identifies a most recent location of the vehicle based on the last registered position of the vehicle within the facility. The computer system transmits a signal to a parking spot sensor at the most recent location of the vehicle in the facility. The computer system receives the unique identification. The computer system determines that the unique identification of the vehicle sensor co-located with the parking spot sensor matches the sensor of the requested vehicle. The computer system reports to the user a current location of the vehicle within the facility based on a location of the parking spot sensor.

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


Audio scene recognition using time series analysis
Patent No. 11355138 

Inventor(s): Bo Dong (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16997249 on 08/19/2020 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided. Intermediate audio features are generated from respective segments of an input acoustic time series for a same scene. Using a nearest neighbor search, respective segments of the input acoustic time series are classified based on the intermediate audio features to generate a final intermediate feature as a classification for the input acoustic time series. Each respective segment corresponds to a respective different acoustic window. The generating step includes learning the intermediate audio features from Multi-Frequency Cepstral Component (MFCC) features extracted from the input acoustic time series, dividing the same scene into the different windows having varying MFCC features, and feeding the MFCC features of each window into respective LSTM units such that a hidden state of each respective LSTM unit is passed through an attention layer to identify feature correlations between hidden states at different time steps corresponding to different ones of the different windows.

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


Array power supply-based screening of static random access memory cells for bias temperature instability
Patent No. 11355182 

Inventor(s): Wah Kit Loh (Richardson, TX), Xiaowei Deng (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799874 on 10/31/2017 (1680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of screening complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor CMOS integrated circuits, such as integrated circuits including CMOS static random access memory (SRAM) cells, for transistors susceptible to transistor characteristic shifts over operating time. For the example of SRAM cells formed of cross-coupled CMOS inverters, separate ground voltage levels can be applied to the source nodes of the driver transistors, or separate power supply voltage levels can be applied to the source nodes of the load transistors (or both). Asymmetric bias voltages applied to the transistors in this manner will reduce the transistor drive current, and can thus mimic the effects of bias temperature instability (BTI). Cells that are vulnerable to threshold voltage shift over time can thus be identified.

[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)


One selector one resistor RAM threshold voltage drift and offset voltage compensation methods
Patent No. 11355188 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bedau (San Jose, CA), Michael K. Grobis (Campbell, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17245651 on 04/30/2021 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a plurality of data arrays each comprising first memory cells, a plurality of read reference arrays each comprising second memory cells, a plurality of write reference arrays each comprising third memory cells, an access block comprising a memory cell from each of the plurality of data arrays, each of the plurality of read reference arrays, and each of the plurality of write reference arrays, and a memory controller. The memory controller is configured to determine a read threshold voltage to compensate a drift of a threshold voltage of the first memory cells, wherein the read threshold voltage is determined based on threshold voltages of a plurality of second memory cells, and a read offset voltage to compensate an offset voltage of the first memory cells, wherein the read offset voltage is determined based on offset voltages of a plurality of second memory cells.

[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)


Smart erase scheme
Patent No. 11355198 

Inventor(s): Fanqi Wu (Milpitas, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Sarath Puthenthermadam (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17152435 on 01/19/2021 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of performing an erase operation on non-volatile storage is disclosed. The method comprises: applying, in a first erase loop of a plurality of erase loops of the erase operation, a first erase voltage pulse to a set of non-volatile storage elements; determining an upper tail of a threshold voltage distribution of the set of non-volatile storage elements after applying the first erase voltage pulse; determining a second erase voltage pulse based on the upper tail of the threshold voltage distribution of the set of non-volatile storage elements; and applying, in a second erase loop of the plurality of erase loops, the second erase voltage pulse to the set of non-volatile storage elements.

[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)


Leakage reduction circuit for read-only memory (ROM) structures
Patent No. 11355201 

Inventor(s): Henry Zhang (Saratoga, CA), Minh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Ryuji Yamashita (Inagi, , JP), Shigeki Shimomura (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16904983 on 06/18/2020 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing a read operation of a memory block of a read-only memory array, wherein the method comprises first enabling bit line precharge circuitry of the memory block, (thereby precharging one or more bit lines of the memory block to a first voltage level), enabling a word line of one or more addressed memory cells of the memory block, enabling a leakage current reduction circuit of the memory block, thereby generating across the addressed memory cells a first voltage differential equal to the first voltage level; subsequently discharging the addressed memory cells; disabling the word line of the one or more addressed memory cells; disabling the bit line precharge circuitry; and disabling the leakage current reduction circuit, thereby generating across the one or more addressed memory cells a second voltage differential that is equal to less than the first voltage differential.

[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)


Triggering next state verify in progam loop for nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 11355208 

Inventor(s): Fanglin Zhang (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA), Zhuojie Li (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16916790 on 06/30/2020 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described to program memory cells and verify stored values programmed into the cells. The next stage in stored memory can be moved to the current verification iteration when certain conditions are met. Verification can include counting bits that exceed a voltage value for a stage being verified to produce a bit count number and determining if the bit count number for the stage being verified meets a threshold value. If the bit count number does not meet the threshold, the verification process can continue with a current verify iteration and thereafter move to a next verify iteration. If the bit count number does meet the threshold, the process can add a next stage to the current verify iteration and thereafter move to a next verify iteration.

[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)


Low quiescent current linear regulator with mode selection based on load current and fast transient detection
Patent No. 11355211 

Inventor(s): Joseph Alan Sankman (Dallas, TX), Keith Edmund Kunz (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16810560 on 03/05/2020 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an input voltage source, a linear regulator coupled to the input voltage source, and a load coupled to an output of the linear regulator. The linear regulator includes an error amplifier coupled to a control terminal of a switch; and a control circuit coupled to the error amplifier and configured to provide a reference voltage to the error amplifier. The control circuit includes a mode selection circuit with a slow loop configured to sample a load current and with a fast loop configured to detect an output voltage error signal. The mode selection circuit is configured to adjust a mode of the control circuit between a continuous power mode and a duty cycle power save mode based on the sampled load current and the output voltage error signal.

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


Loss of signal detection circuit
Patent No. 11356086 

Inventor(s): Amit Rane (Santa Clara, CA), Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17163894 on 02/01/2021 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In some examples, the circuit includes a first inverter coupled between first and second nodes, a second inverter coupled between third and fourth nodes, and a first logic circuit having a first input coupled to the second node, a second input coupled to the fourth node, and an output, a first positive feedback circuit coupled between the first and third nodes and having a control input. The first positive feedback circuit comprises a first switch coupled between the first and fifth nodes and having a control input, a second switch coupled between the third and sixth nodes and having a control input, a third inverter having an input coupled to the sixth node and an output coupled to the fifth node, and a fourth inverter having an input coupled to the fifth node and an output coupled to the sixth node.

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


Authorization orchestration for distributed systems
Patent No. 11356273 

Inventor(s): Apurva Patel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364079 on 03/25/2019 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: A workflow orchestration system obtains a plurality of documents for execution of a workflow on a plurality of different sub-systems. A document from the plurality of documents indicates an action to be executed by a corresponding sub-system and comprises an authorization for execution of the action by the corresponding sub-system. The authorization specified in the document can be verified by the corresponding sub-system. Based on the obtained plurality of documents, the workflow orchestration system determines whether these documents provide sufficient authorizations for execution of the workflow. If so, the workflow orchestration system executes the workflow by transmitting the documents to the corresponding sub-systems for execution of the actions specified therein.

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


 

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Low pass filter and filter diagnostics
Patent No. 11353512 

Inventor(s): Bryan Andrew Mueller (Frisco, TX), Takao Oshida (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17071195 on 10/15/2020 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: As one example, a filter apparatus includes an input to receive an electrical input signal. The filter apparatus includes a forward path connected between the input and an output of the filter apparatus. A feedback path is connected to provide feedback to the forward path based on an output signal at the output of the filter apparatus. A filter bypass is configured to provide the input signal directly to the output and to the feedback path for an activation phase of the filter apparatus. Diagnostics may also be performed.

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


Nanoparticle matrix for backside heat spreading
Patent No. 11355414 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Dallas, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16586720 on 09/27/2019 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a circuit (e.g., an integrated circuit) includes a semiconductor substrate that includes a frontside surface and a backside surface. A circuit element is included at the frontside surface. An optional electrical insulator layer can be included adjacent to the backside surface. A distributor layer is included adjacent to the backside surface. In some examples, the distributor layer includes a distributor material that includes a matrix of cohered nanoparticles and metallic particles embedded by the cohered nanoparticles.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including bump-containing bit lines and methods for manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11355437 

Inventor(s): Yukihiro Sakotsubo (Yokkaichi, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16984700 on 08/04/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor die can include an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located on a substrate, memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, drain regions located at a first end of a respective one of the vertical semiconductor channels of a memory stack structure, and bit lines extending over the drain regions and electrically connected to a respective subset of the drain regions. At least of a subset of the bit lines includes bump-containing bit lines. Each of the bump-containing bit lines includes a line portion and a bump portion that protrudes upward from a top surface of the line portion by a bump height. Bit line contact via structures overlie the bit lines and contact a bump portion of a respective one of the bump-containing bit lines.

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


Bonded three-dimensional memory devices and methods of making the same by replacing carrier substrate with source layer
Patent No. 11355486 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Yuki Mizutani (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: 17062988 on 10/05/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a carrier substrate. Memory stack structures vertically extend through the alternating stack. Each memory stack structure includes a respective vertical semiconductor channel and a respective memory film. The memory die can be bonded to a logic die containing peripheral circuitry for supporting operations of memory cells within the memory die. A distal end of each of the vertical semiconductor channels is physically exposed by removing the carrier substrate. A source layer is formed directly on the distal end each of the vertical semiconductor channels. A source power supply network can be formed on the backside of the source 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]


Through-stack contact via structures for a three-dimensional memory device and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11355506 

Inventor(s): Hirofumi Tokita (Yokkaichi, , JP), Romain Mentek (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takayuki Maekura (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16881346 on 05/22/2020 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first-tier structure includes a first vertically alternating sequence of first continuous insulating layers and first continuous sacrificial material layers and a first-tier retro-stepped dielectric material portion overlying first stepped surfaces of the first vertically alternating sequence. A second vertically alternating sequence of second continuous insulating layers and second continuous sacrificial material layers is formed over the first-tier structure. A vertically alternating stack of insulating plates and dielectric material is formed over the first-tier retro-stepped dielectric material portion. Alternatively, dielectric pillar structures may be formed in lieu of the vertically alternating stack. After formation of memory stack structures, electrically conductive layers replace portions of the first and second continuous sacrificial material layers. Contact via structures are formed through the vertically alternating stack or the dielectric pillar structures, through the first retro-stepped dielectric material portion, and directly on a first subset of the electrically conductive layers.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including locally thickened electrically conductive layers and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11355515 

Inventor(s): Naoto Hojo (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takahiro Tabira (Kuwana, , JP), Yoshitaka Otsu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16880365 on 05/21/2020 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fabricating a three-dimensional memory device may include forming an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers over a substrate. Stepped surfaces are formed by patterning the alternating stack. Sacrificial pads are formed on physically exposed horizontal surfaces of the sacrificial material layers. A retro-stepped dielectric material portion is formed over the sacrificial pads. After memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack are formed, the sacrificial material layers and the sacrificial pads can be replaced with replacement material portions that include electrically conductive layers. The electrically conductive layers can be formed with thicker end portions. Contact via structures can be formed on the thicker end portions.

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


Transistor with source field plates and non-overlapping gate runner layers
Patent No. 11355597 

Inventor(s): Hiroshi Yamasaki (Aizuwakamatsu, , JP), Hiroyuki Tomomatsu (Dallas, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17153976 on 01/21/2021 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transistor device includes a field plate that extends from a source runner layer and/or a source contact layer. The field plate can be coplanar with and/or below a gate runner layer. The gate runner layer is routed away from a region directly above the gate metal layer by a gate bridge, such that the field plate can extend directly above the gate metal layer without being interfered by the gate runner layer. Coplanar with the source runner layer or the source contact layer, the field plate is positioned close to the channel region, which helps reduce its parasitic capacitance. By vertically overlapping the metal gate layer and the field plate, the disclosed HEMT device may achieve significant size efficiency without additional routings.

[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]


Passivation of lithium metal by two-dimensional materials for rechargeable batteries
Patent No. 11355739 

Inventor(s): Eunho Cha (Denton, TX), Wonbong Choi (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16482372 on 02/09/2018 (1579 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application relates to methods for depositing two-dimensional materials (e.g., MoS[subscript]2[/subscript], WS[subscript]2[/subscript], MoTe[subscript]2[/subscript], MoSe[subscript]2[/subscript], WSe[subscript]2[/subscript], BN, BNC composite, and the like) onto lithium electrodes. Battery systems incorporating lithium metal electrodes coated with two-dimensional materials are also described. Methods may include intercalating the two-dimensional materials to facilitate flow of Lithium ions in and out of the lithium electrode. Two-dimensional material coated lithium electrodes provide for high cycling stability and significant performance improvements. Systems and methods further provide electrodes having carbon structures (e.g., carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, porous carbon, free-standing 3D CNTs, etc.) with sulfur coatings.

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


USB type-C/PD controller having integrated VBUS to CC short protection
Patent No. 11355918 

Inventor(s): Pulkit Shah (Karnataka, , IN), Rajdeep Mukhopadhyay (Karnataka, , IN), Vinod Joseph Menezes (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17078425 on 10/23/2020 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A USB Type-C/Power Delivery controller chip includes a first pin for receiving a first voltage, a second pin for receiving a second voltage, and a third pin for coupling to the CC pin of a USB connector. The USB controller chip includes a VCONN power supply circuit having a blocking field effect transistor (BFET) coupled in series with a hot-swap field FET (HSFET) between the first and third pins, and first and second Zener diodes coupled anode-to-anode between the HSFET”s source and gate. A cable detection circuit includes a BFET coupled between the second and third pins, and a Zener diode coupled between the BFET”s gate and a lower rail. A power delivery physical layer circuit includes a receiver and a transmitter, each coupled to the third pin through a respective BFET, the respective BFETs each having a Zener diode coupled between respective gates and the lower rail.

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


Multi-functional portable power charger
Patent No. 11355940 

Inventor(s): Garold C. Miller (Hartford, CT), Nathan Daniel Weinstein (Hartford, CT)
Assignee(s): BOLLINGER INDUSTRIES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lathrop GPM LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16909822 on 06/23/2020 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable charger capable of jump starting a 12 V car battery includes a charger battery, a jump start circuit operatively electrically connected with the charger battery and with an ignition power outlet, and a microcontroller for coordinating safety functions to establish or interrupt the operative electrical connection of the jump start circuit with the ignition power outlet. The ignition power outlet comprises a positive power socket, a negative power socket, a positive sensing socket and a negative sensing socket. The sensing sockets are electrically isolated from the power sockets, and the microcontroller senses voltage across the sensing sockets and is configured to interrupt the operative electrical connection of the jump start circuit to the ignition power outlet until proper voltage is sensed across the sensing sockets.

[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)


Method and system of wireless power transfer foreign object detection
Patent No. 11355967 

Inventor(s): Ross E. Teggatz (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17020032 on 09/14/2020 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless power transfer foreign object detector having at least one foreign object detector providing at least one foreign object detection signal, and at least one primary transmitter coil providing at least one primary transmitter signal, the primary transmitter coil responsive to the at least one foreign object detection signal.

[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)


Self-calibrated DC-DC converter
Patent No. 11356020 

Inventor(s): Yu Wang (Shanghai, , CN), Zhangyi Xie (Shanghai, , CN), Zhenglin Pu (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546869 on 08/21/2019 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit comprising a frequency to voltage converter having an input configured to receive a signal and an output coupled to a first node and another frequency to voltage converter having an input configured to receive a reference clock and an output coupled to a second node. The circuit also comprises a voltage source coupled between the first node and a third node, a voltage source coupled between the second node and a fourth node, a switch coupled between the first node and the third node, and a switch coupled between the second and fourth nodes. The circuit further comprises a comparator having an input coupled to the second node, another input coupled to the third node, and an output, a logic circuit having an input coupled to the comparator output and an output, and a counter having an input coupled to the logic circuit output and an output.

[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]


Folded ramp generator
Patent No. 11356082 

Inventor(s): Junmin Jiang (San Jose, CA), Shailendra Kumar Baranwal (Murphy, TX), Yinglai Xia (Plano, TX), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17119604 on 12/11/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a first ramp generator having a first ramp generator output configured to provide a first ramp, a second ramp generator having a second ramp generator output configured to provide a second ramp, and a third ramp generator having a third ramp generator output configured to provide a third ramp. The first ramp is a sawtooth voltage waveform having a first common mode voltage and a first peak-to-peak voltage. The second ramp is a sawtooth voltage waveform having a second common mode voltage and a second peak-to-peak voltage. The third ramp is a sawtooth voltage waveform having a third common mode voltage and a third peak-to-peak voltage. A frequency of the second ramp is approximately equal to a frequency of the third ramp, and the frequency of the third ramp is approximately double a frequency of the first ramp.

[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]


Method and circuitry for controlling a depletion-mode transistor
Patent No. 11356087 

Inventor(s): David I. Anderson (Saratoga, CA), Michael Douglas Seeman (San Jose, CA), Sandeep R. Bahl (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17173981 on 02/11/2021 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a first transistor has: a drain coupled to a source of a depletion-mode transistor; a source coupled to a first voltage node; and a gate coupled to a control node. A second transistor has: a drain coupled to a gate of the depletion-mode transistor; a source coupled to the first voltage node; and a gate coupled through at least one first logic device to an input node. A third transistor has: a drain coupled to the gate of the depletion-mode transistor; a source coupled to a second voltage node; and a gate coupled through at least one second logic device to the input node.

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


R-2R resistor ladder trim circuits
Patent No. 11356114 

Inventor(s): Binan Wang (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17192397 on 03/04/2021 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a system includes an integrated circuit comprising a transistor, a first amplifier coupled to the transistor, a second amplifier having an output and coupled to the transistor and the first amplifier, and an R-2R resistor ladder having multiple rungs. Each rung is switchably coupled to a terminal of the transistor and to the output of the second amplifier. The R-2R resistor ladder includes a resistor coupled to either the transistor or the output of the second amplifier.

[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]


Dual-band AGC for RF sampling receivers
Patent No. 11356125 

Inventor(s): Bragadeesh S (Tamil Nadu, , IN), Francesco Dantoni (Rome, , IT), Harsh Garg (Delhi, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bangalore, , IN), Kalyan Gudipati (Bangalore, , IN), Raju Kharataram Chaudhari (
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16953947 on 11/20/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit comprises an input, a digital step attenuator, an analog-to-digital converter, a first output, a second output, a first bandwidth filter, a first band attack detector, a first band decay detector, a second bandwidth filter, a second band attack detector, a second band decay detector, and an automatic gain control. The ADC is configured to output a digital signal including a first and a second frequency range. The first and second bandwidth filters are configured to extract respective digital signals comprising the first and second frequency ranges. The band attack and decay detectors are configured to detect band peaks or decays thereof such that the DSA and External AMP may be controlled by means of the AGC based on the detected band peaks or decays, and ADC attack and ADC decay.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Electromagnetic knot applications in radio waves for wireless and photonics for quantum computing
Patent No. 11356148 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17005923 on 08/28/2020 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for transmitting signals includes Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) processing circuitry for receiving a plurality of input signals and applying a different orbital angular momentum to each of the plurality of input signals for transmission to a second location. Electromagnetic knot processing circuitry receives a plurality of OAM processed signals from the OAM processing circuitry and applies an electromagnetic knot to each of the received OAM processed signal before transmission to the second location. Multiplexing circuitry multiplexes the plurality of OAM/electromagnetic knot processed signals into a single multiplexed OAM/electromagnetic knot processed signal. A first signal degradation caused by environmental factors of the OAM/electromagnetic knot processed signal is improved over a second signal degradation caused by the environmental factors of a signal not including the electromagnetic knot. A transmitter transmits the single multiplexed OAM/electromagnetic knot processed signal to the second location.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Systems and methods for mapping optical connections in a fiber distribution hub of a passive optical network
Patent No. 11356177 

Inventor(s): Erwin Wardojo (McKinney, TX), Steven Smith (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC (Norwalk, CT)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17524351 on 11/11/2021 (208 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for mapping optical connections in an FDH are disclosed. An example system includes an FDH and a computing device. The FDH includes a bulkhead having: a plurality of passive optical couplers each having a respective first port to receive a respective first optical fiber, a respective second port to receive a respective second optical fiber, and a respective passive optical activity indicator configured to expose first light propagating in the respective first optical fiber, and second light propagating in the respective second optical fiber; and an image sensor configured to capture one or more images of the plurality of passive optical activity indicators. The computing device configured to, based on the one or more images, determine which of the plurality of passive optical couplers are receiving a first optical signal at their respective first port and/or receiving a second optical signal at their respective second port.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Base station apparatus and radio communication method for receiving information indicative of channel quality from mobile station
Patent No. 11356195 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Osaka, , JP), Jun Cheng (Kyoto, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16867905 on 05/06/2020 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless communication method and apparatus are provided for selecting quality-reporting sub-carriers based on sub-carrier quantity information received from a base station. The method comprises: acquiring information indicating a number of sub-carriers; measuring channel quality of each of a plurality of sub-carriers within a communication band from a received signal; selecting sub-carriers satisfying a condition related to measured channel quality bands from the plurality of sub-carriers, wherein quantity of the selected sub-carriers corresponds to the quantity of sub-carriers indicated by the acquired information; and transmitting information indicating channel quality of the selected sub-carriers.

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


Methods and apparatus for dual connectivity operation in a wireless communication network
Patent No. 11356216 

Inventor(s): Anthony E. Ekpenyong (Houston, TX), Ralf M. Bendlin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14152675 on 01/10/2014 (3070 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dual-connectivity for the User Equipment (UE) in a cellular network is performed by monitoring a plurality of cells. During dual-connectivity, the UE may be simultaneously connected to one serving cell for the Control Plane (C-plane) and to another serving cell, controlled by a different eNodeB, for the User Plane (U-plane). In another embodiment, the dual-connected UE monitors a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) from the first eNB and monitors an EPDCCH from the second eNB.

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


Bidirectional re-driver for half-duplex interfaces
Patent No. 11356236 

Inventor(s): Charles Michael Campbell (Wylie, TX), Win Naing Maung (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16827415 on 03/23/2020 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: Circuit including a first port to couple to a first device; a second port to couple to a second device; a first channel having an input coupled to first port and an output coupled to second port, the first channel to re-drive a signal and output re-driven signal; a second channel having an input coupled to second port and an output coupled to first port, the second channel to re-drive a signal and output re-driven signal; and a controller to: enable first channel and disable second channel responsive to detecting a signal edge at first port; enable second channel and disable first channel responsive to detecting a signal edge at second port; sample impedance at first port if signal received at first port is de-asserted while first channel is enabled; and sample impedance at second port if signal received at second port is de-asserted while second channel is enabled.

[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]


Synchronization between devices for PWM waveforms
Patent No. 11356238 

Inventor(s): Manish Bhardwaj (Poughkeepsie, NY), Shamim Choudhury (Katy, TX), Venkataratna Subrahmanya Bharathi Akondy (Cypress, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17328561 on 05/24/2021 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first controller configured to transmit a synchronization signal to a second controller. The second controller is configured to produce a PWM signal. The system also includes a counter configured to provide a count for the second controller, where the second controller is configured to initiate rising edges and falling edges of the PWM signal based on the count from the counter. The second controller is also configured to measure an error between a time when the synchronization signal is received at the second controller and an expected time of receipt for the synchronization signal. The second controller is also configured to adjust a period of the counter based at least in part on the error.

[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]


System and method for independent binding of virtual networks overlay using a physical network topology
Patent No. 11356296 

Inventor(s): Satish Gundabathula (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Quantum Networks (SG) Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17389401 on 07/30/2021 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for an independent binding of virtual networks overlay using a physical network topology is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of network elements associated with a corresponding plurality of peers. The plurality of network elements creates a virtual network and enable corresponding applications to bind the virtual network to a physical network. The system includes a network agent to establish communication channel between at least two network elements from the plurality of network elements, where a network element from a set of at least two network elements is configured to identify status of the one or more physical network. The network element is also configured to relay one or more data packets to another network element from a set of at least two network elements in the physical network using a user datagram protocol based on the status of the one or more physical network identified.

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


Bi-phase communication demodulation techniques
Patent No. 11356307 

Inventor(s): Eric Gregory Oettinger (Rochester, MN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213453 on 12/07/2018 (1278 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect of the present invention includes a bi-phase communication receiver system. The system includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to sample a bi-phase modulation signal to generate digital samples of the bi-phase modulation signal. The system also includes a bi-phase signal decoder configured to decode the bi-phase modulation signal based on the digital samples. The system further includes a preamble detector comprising a digital filter configured to evaluate the digital samples to generate an output and to detect a preamble of the bi-phase modulation signal for decoding the bi-phase modulation signal based on the output.

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


Adaptive resource allocation to facilitate device mobility and management of uncertainty in communications
Patent No. 11356349 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16931644 on 07/17/2020 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: Communications services are provided to a device. For instance, where a communications resource is being used by a device via a first communications service provider (CSP) component associated with a first CSP, based on a probabilistic analysis of loading parameters received from a device at the first CSP component. A likelihood that the device will move can be predicted, comprising determining the likelihood is not less than a threshold likelihood. If likely to move, and based on the loading parameters, a loading profile associated with a user of the device is updated resulting in updated likelihoods of usages of the communication resource by the device via respective other CSP components other than the first CSP component. Further, based on the updated likelihoods of usages of the communication resource, at least part of the communications resource can be allocated to the respective other CSP components to facilitate communications with the device.

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


Combined write enable mask and credit return field
Patent No. 11356378 

Inventor(s): David Patrick (McKinney, TX), Tony Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17007701 on 08/31/2020 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A credit return field is used in a credit-based flow control system to indicate that one or more credits are being returned to a sending device from a receiving device. Based on the number of credits available, the sending device determines whether to send device or wait until more credits are returned. A write enable mask allows a wide data field to be used even when a smaller amount of data is to be written. A novel data packet uses a combined write enable mask and credit return field. In one mode, the field contains a write enable mask. In another mode, the field contains credit return data. If the field contains credit return data, a default value (e.g., all ones) is used for the write enable mask. The mode may be selected based on another value in the data packet.

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


Multi-dimensional/multi-actor conversational bot
Patent No. 11356390 

Inventor(s): Maruthi Z. Shanmugam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17212059 on 03/25/2021 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encouraging dialogue between, and promoting transparency of said dialogue, a plurality of telecommunicators is provided. The plurality of telecommunicators may include an end user and an agent. The method includes receiving a request for a dialogue from the end user. The request includes a set of end user log-in credentials associated with the end user. The method further includes identifying the agent associated with a set of agent log-in credentials. The agent may respond to the request. The method also distinguishes the end user from the agent based on the set of end user log-in credentials and the set of agent log-in credentials and then instantiates an instance of telecommunications between the end user and the agent based, at least in part, on the distinguishing. Finally, the method includes monitoring the instantiation.

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


Application and network slice security profile mapping for secure tunneling
Patent No. 11356421 

Inventor(s): Amir Saghir (Frisco, TX), Mun Wei Low (Irving, TX), Nimalan Kanagasabai (Grapevine, TX), Said Hanbaly (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16892617 on 06/04/2020 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile network gateway receives, from a user equipment device (UE), a session request for a session between the UE and an application hosted by a hosting device, where the session request includes an application identifier (ID) associated with the application. The mobile network gateway identifies a network slice of a mobile network based on the application ID and an ID associated with the UE, and retrieves a security profile from memory based on the application ID and the identified network slice. The mobile network gateway establishes a secure tunnel between the gateway and the hosting device using the retrieved security profile, and forwards data units associated with the requested session between the UE and the hosting device via the secure tunnel.

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


Signcrypted envelope message
Patent No. 11356427 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Stapleton (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15669713 on 08/04/2017 (1768 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a method performed by a processor of a computing system. An example method includes generating a symmetric content encryption key. Content is encrypted using the content encryption key to generate cipher text. A hash of the cipher text is generated. Each of the hash and the content encryption key is signcrypted using each of a signcrypting party public key, a signcrypting party private key and a recipient public key to generate a signcrypted envelope message. The cipher text is embedded in a component of the signcrypted envelope message. The signcrypted envelope message is transmitted to a recipient. The recipient can designcrypt the signcrypted envelope message using each of the recipient public key, a recipient private key, and the signcrypting party public key to retrieve the content encryption key and hash of the cipher text. The recipient can decrypt the cipher text using the content encryption key.

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


Moving picture coding method, moving picture coding apparatus, moving picture decoding method, moving picture decoding apparatus, and moving picture coding and decoding apparatus
Patent No. 11356669 

Inventor(s): Hisao Sasai (Osaka, , JP), Kengo Terada (Osaka, , JP), Kyoko Tanikawa (Osaka, , JP), Takahiro Nishi (Nara, , JP), Toru Matsunobu (Osaka, , JP), Toshiyasu Sugio (Osaka, , JP), Youji Shibahara (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17000920 on 08/24/2020 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes an intra-inter prediction unit which calculates a second motion vector by performing a scaling process on a first motion vector of a temporally neighboring corresponding block, when selectively adding, to a list, a motion vector of each of one or more corresponding blocks each of which is either a block included in a current picture to be coded and spatially neighboring a current block to be coded or a block included in a picture other than the current picture and temporally neighboring the current block, determines whether the second motion vector has a magnitude that is within a predetermined magnitude or not within the predetermined magnitude, and adds the second motion vector to the list when the intra-inter prediction unit determines that the second motion vector has a magnitude that is within the predetermined magnitude range.

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


Method and system for lossless coding mode in video coding
Patent No. 11356676 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17120733 on 12/14/2020 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for coding a video sequence is provided that includes encoding a portion of a picture in the video sequence in lossless coding mode, and signaling a lossless coding indicator in a compressed bit stream, wherein the lossless coding indicator corresponds to the portion of a picture and indicates whether or not the portion of the picture is losslessly coded. A method for decoding a compressed video bit stream is provided that includes determining that lossless coding mode is enabled, decoding a lossless coding indicator from the compressed video bit stream, wherein the lossless coding indicator corresponds to a portion of a picture in the compressed video bit stream and indicates whether or not the portion of the picture is losslessly coded, and decoding the portion of the picture in lossless coding mode when the lossless coding indicator indicates the portion of the picture is losslessly coded.

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


Storage and delivery of video data for video coding
Patent No. 11356706 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): QUALCOMM Incorporated (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Shumaker Sieffert P.A. (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17143611 on 01/07/2021 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for processing video data can be configured to receive a configuration record for decoding a bitstream of the video data, wherein the configuration record for the bitstream includes a toolset indication syntax element that includes information identifying, from a set of video decoding tools, tools that are required to decode the bitstream associated with the configuration record; based on the toolset indication syntax element, determine whether to retrieve the bitstream associated with the configuration record; and based on the determination to retrieve the bitstream associated with the configuration record, retrieve the bitstream and outputting the bitstream to a video decoder for decoding.

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


System and method for creating a replay of a live video stream
Patent No. 11356737 

Inventor(s): Eric DuFosse (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792063 on 02/14/2020 (844 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]


High density bezel for patch panel
Patent No. 11356751 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Fitzpatrick (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16624432 on 06/19/2018 (1449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telecommunications patch panel system ([b]10[/b]) including a plurality of multiport telecommunications bezel assemblies ([b]200[/b]) installed within a panel frame ([b]100[/b]) is presented. The bezel assemblies ([b]200[/b]) are formed from cooperating first and second frame parts ([b]210, 240[/b]) to define a plurality of jack receptacle openings ([b]202[/b]). In one example, the plurality of jack receptacles ([b]202[/b]) are arranged in a two-row array. The first and second frame parts ([b]210, 240[/b]) also retain a central bonding strip ([b]290[/b]) having a plurality of grounding contact elements ([b]292, 293[/b]). The grounding contact elements ([b]292, 293[/b]) ground the jack modules ([b]120[/b]) that are installed within the bezel assembly jack receptacle openings ([b]202[/b]). Where a two-row array of jack receptacle openings ([b]202[/b]) is provided, the central bonding strip ([b]290[/b]) can be configured to extend between the rows. The central bonding strip ([b]290[/b]) can provide grounding for multiple bezel assemblies ([b]200[/b]).

[H04Q] SELECTING (switches, relays, selectors H01H; wireless communication networks H04W) [2009.01]


Telecommunications panel with grounding wire
Patent No. 11356752 

Inventor(s): Yi Teh Shih (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16762780 on 11/08/2018 (1307 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telecommunications panel includes a panel frame and a ground wire secured to the panel frame. The ground wire extends longitudinally along the panel frame. The ground wire may be arranged such that modular jacks presses against the ground wire when the modular jacks are received in the panel frame. The ground wire can be made of a tin plated conductive material.

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


Multiple-rate optical network unit (ONU) activation
Patent No. 11356755 

Inventor(s): Frank Effenberger (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16926070 on 07/10/2020 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: An OLT comprises a processor configured to generate a first message comprising a first field instructing an ONU to report its data rate capability as at least one of 10 Gb/s, 25 Gb/s, or 50 Gb/s; a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the first message to the ONU; and a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a second message from the ONU in response to the first message, the second message comprises a second field indicating the data rate capability. A method comprises generating a first message comprising a first field instructing reporting of a data rate capability as at least one of 10 Gb/s, 25 Gb/s, or 50 Gb/s; transmitting the first message; and receiving a second message in response to the first message, the second message comprises a second field indicating the data rate capability.

[H04Q] SELECTING (switches, relays, selectors H01H; wireless communication networks H04W) [2009.01]


System and method for mutually secured information exchange between possessors of automobiles
Patent No. 11356823 

Inventor(s): Nilay Yalesh Modi (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17322515 on 05/17/2021 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system configured to enable mutually secured information exchange between a first user of a first automobile and a second user of a second automobile includes a first device associated with the first automobile, where the first device is configured to provide a first data set indicative of first information relating to the first automobile. The system includes a second device associated with the second automobile, where the second device is configured to provide a second data set indicative of second information relating to the second automobile. The system includes officiating componentry configured to, based on a determination that the first data set and the second data set meet a threshold data requirement, transmit a third data set indicative of third information relating to the first automobile to the second device, and a fourth data set indicative of fourth information relating to the second automobile to the first device.

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


Method and apparatus for aperiodic reference signal transmission and reception
Patent No. 11356881 

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: 16897182 on 06/09/2020 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) for aperiodic channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) reception comprises receiving aperiodic CSI-RS configuration information including a CSI-RS triggering offset; receiving downlink control information (DCI) via a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), where the DCI triggers an aperiodic CSI-RS; and determining the CSI-RS triggering offset based on the CSI-RS configuration information, wherein the CSI-RS triggering offset is configured from a first set when [subscript]PDCCH[/subscript][subscript]CSIRS[/subscript], and the CSI-RS triggering offset is configured from a second set when [subscript]PDCCH[/subscript][subscript]CSIRS[/subscript], wherein [subscript]PDCCH [/subscript]and [subscript]CSIRS [/subscript]are subcarrier spacing configurations for the PDCCH and the aperiodic CSI-RS, respectively, and receiving the aperiodic CSI-RS in a slot K[subscript]s [/subscript]determined based on the CSI-RS triggering offset, a slot containing the triggering DCI, and the subcarrier spacing configurations ([subscript]PDCCH [/subscript]and [subscript]CSIRS[/subscript]).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for selecting a core network slice for user plane communications
Patent No. 11356887 

Inventor(s): Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799550 on 02/24/2020 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems described herein provide techniques for establishing and modifying user plane communications sessions between Long-Term Evolution (”LTE”) User Equipment (”UE”) devices, connected to LTE base stations, and a Fifth Generation (”5G”) core network. An LTE-5G Interworking function (”LTE-5G IWF”) may logically generate a virtual 5G UE and/or 5G base station, map a LTE UE to the virtual 5G UE, and cause the establishment of a Protocol Data Unit (”PDU”) Session, at the 5G core network, with the virtual 5G UE. The LTE-5G IWF may provide PDU Session information to the LTE UE and base station to facilitate the establishment of user plane communications (e.g., via a tunnel) between the LTE UE and the 5G core network. The LTE-5G IWF may also receive modification parameters, such as Quality of Service (”QoS”) parameters, and provide instructions to the 5G core and/or to the LTE UE to handle traffic according to such parameters.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods of application mapping for network slicing using group segmentation
Patent No. 11356899 

Inventor(s): Kalyani Bogineni (Irving, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17084720 on 10/30/2020 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein use group segmentation of applications (referred to herein as ”slicing classes”), based on common service requirements, to allow carriers to assign UE traffic to network slices. A UE stores slicing class definitions for use with UE Route Selection Policies (URSP). Each of the slicing class definitions include network quality of service (QoS) characteristics that are applicable to network traffic for multiple software applications. The UE maps the software applications to corresponding slicing class identifiers associated with the slicing class definitions. The UE also stores URSP rules for associating a slicing class identifier with a network slice identifier. A UE operating system sends, to a modem, one of the slicing class identifiers for an application that is requesting attachment to a wireless network. The modem sends a registration request with a selected network slice identifier based on the received slicing class identifier and the URSP rules.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for producer network function discovery in a wireless network based on geographic location
Patent No. 11356934 

Inventor(s): Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Verzon Patent and Licensing inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16891725 on 06/03/2020 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for location-based handling of discovery requests in a service-based network in which different instances of network functions (”NFs”) may be deployed in geographically diverse locations. For example, a Network Repository Function (”NRF”) may maintain location information for the various NF instances and may respond to discovery requests by identifying particular NF instances based on locations associated with the discovery requests. For example, such discovery requests may include a ”preferred-locality” parameter or some other indication of location associated with the discovery request, based on which the NRF may identify one or more NF instances to provide in response to the discovery request.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for NR V2X sidelink HARQ procedure
Patent No. 11356979 

Inventor(s): Chao He (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847497 on 04/13/2020 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for obtaining and providing hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) information. A method for providing HARQ-ACK information includes receiving a configuration for a slot offset value and receiving a physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH) over a number of sub-channels in a first slot. The PSSCH includes a transport block (TB). The method includes determining a second slot as an earliest slot with resources for transmission of a physical sidelink feedback channel (PSFCH) that is after the first slot by a number of slots equal to the slot offset value. The PSFCH includes the HARQ-ACK information that is in response to reception of the TB. The method further includes transmitting the PSFCH in the second slot.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Symbol mapping method for repetition channel coding
Patent No. 11356982 

Inventor(s): Dong Cheol Kim (Anyang-si, , KR), Hyun Woo Lee (Anyang-si, , KR), Jin Sam Kwak (Anyang-si, , KR), Min Seok Noh (Anyang-si, , KR), Seung Hee Han (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung Ho Moon (Anyang-si, , KR), Yeong Hyeon Kwon (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15947074 on 04/06/2018 (1523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A symbol mapping method for repetition coding is disclosed. The symbol mapping method comprises performing repetition coding on codeword to output repeated codeword symbols, and mapping the repeated codeword symbols with subcarriers located in different localized resource blocks. According to the embodiments of the present invention, it is possible to obtain maximum reliability in a receiving side by mapping codeword bits with subcarriers to reduce the number of bits having low reliability when a transmitting side uses repetition coding. Also, it is possible to improve decoding throughput and obtain channel diversity.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Self-contained slot and slot duration configuration in NR systems
Patent No. 11357003 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17008319 on 08/31/2020 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods to dynamically indicate preference for self-contained slots and slot duration by a user equipment device (UE) in communication with a base station (e.g., a gNB) using a 5G NR radio access technology. A UE may determine to send an indication to a gNB indicating a preference for self-contained slots and slot duration for downlink and/or uplink communications utilizing one or more of the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), the physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and/or acknowledgement messaging (ACK/NACK) for downlink communications, and utilizing one or more of the physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), the PDCCH, and/or the physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) for uplink communications. The configuration of self-contained slots and slot duration for uplink and/or downlink may be based on one or more of average packet size, average packet rate, traffic type and UE processing capabilities.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for flexible operational structures for UWB devices
Patent No. 11357042 

Inventor(s): Aditya V. Padaki (Richardson, TX), Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Zheda Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16677473 on 11/07/2019 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of transmit apparatus in a wireless communication system supporting ranging capability is provided. The method comprises determining a beacon interval including a ranging management period and a ranging period, wherein the beacon interval is a variable interval, generating a beacon signal including information for a number of channel access slots corresponding to a ranging contention access period (RCAP) and a ranging contention free period (RCFP), transmitting, to a receive apparatus, the beacon signal at the determined beacon interval, and transmitting, to the receive apparatus, at least one channel access slot in the ranging management period.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Fluid breakdown detection systems and processes useful for liquid immersion cooling
Patent No. 11357131 

Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano, TX), John David Enright (Plano, TX), Taylor Monnig (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17399297 on 08/11/2021 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. Advantageously, a pH indicator is employed to monitor the dielectric fluid.

[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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Heat shield
Patent No. D953940 

Inventor(s): Ian Reid Cloud (Haslet, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722912 on 02/03/2020 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle grille
Patent No. D953942 

Inventor(s): Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, TX), Troy R. McCuller (Argyle, TX), Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722430 on 01/29/2020 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle side nerf bar
Patent No. D953958 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705171 on 09/10/2019 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D954071 

Inventor(s): Charles A. Rachel (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Rev 1 Power Services, Inc. (Tampa, FL)
Law Firm: Shumaker, Loop Kendrick, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29714430 on 11/22/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Communication device for hard plastic masks
Patent No. D954269 

Inventor(s): Amy Lynn Foertsch (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATAIA, INC. (Roswell, GA)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29704560 on 09/05/2019 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet carrier
Patent No. D954356 

Inventor(s): Charles Lin (Zhongshan, , CN), Jack Renforth (Willow Park, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725446 on 02/25/2020 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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