Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 1

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

Patents granted include:
• 4Web Medical's programmable implant
• 7-Eleven's action detection during image tracking
Dell's methods for preventing leakage of protected document data
Northrop Grumman's spacecraft servicing devices
• Prestige Ameritech's perimeter seal for a face mask
Verizon's interactive vehicle window system with AR overlays

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 Dec. 1, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 13
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 13
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 4
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 3
G: PHYSICS 51
H: ELECTRICITY 51
DESIGN 4


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 25
Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 8
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 6
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC) 5
Textron Innovations Inc.(Providence, RI) 4
Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA) 3
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 3
Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas) 3
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 3

UNASSIGNED 11


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 3


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

174 days
Multi-state programming in memory device with loop-dependent bit line voltage during verify
Patent No. 10854300-B2
Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison)
Inventors: Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA), Zhengyi Zhang (Mountain View, CA)

2,934 days
Infant lap support
Patent No. 10849439-B2
Assignee: UNASSIGNED
Inventors: Don E. Hinderliter, II (Richardson)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Wearable rain cover system and method of use
Patent No. 10849372 

Inventor(s): Konner Hartman (Cedar Hill, TX), Michael Benavidez (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100972 on 08/10/2018 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rain cover system includes a jacket composed of a rain resistant material to be worn by a user, the jacket having a compartment accessible from a back portion of the jacket via a closure mechanism; and a pack cover disposed within the compartment to extend away from the back portion of the jacket; the pack cover is configured to enclose a backpack to protect against rain; the pack cover is integral with the jacket, thereby providing zero access points for water to reach the backpack; and the pack cover is stored flat against the user”s back within the compartment when not in use.

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


Perimeter seal for a face mask
Patent No. 10849375 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Bowen (North Richland Hills, TX), Richard Bennett (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Prestige Ameritech, Ltd. (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: BKDowd Law, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16849203 on 04/15/2020 (230 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perimeter seal device is constructed in three layers to easily convert a non-sealed face mask to a face mask with a perimeter seal. The device has a top and bottom release liner, partitioned for providing the perimeter seal to an existing manufactured mask, with a double-sided adhesive layer in the middle formed with pressure-sensitive adhesive. A pre-cut perimeter portion of the adhesive layer provides the perimeter seal. The construction of the perimeter seal device allows alternate methods for fixing either side of the perimeter portion of the adhesive layer onto a face mask. The opposing side of the adhesive perimeter portion is adhered directly on a wearer”s face. The device provides a way to convert a surgical or other non-sealed face mask to a sealed mask.

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


Paint pen
Patent No. 10849418 

Inventor(s): Bruce John Taylor (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287699 on 02/27/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is directed to a paint pen having a squeezable paint reservoir, a flexible and resilient tube connected at one end to the reservoir and at the other end to a tip comprising an absorbent and permeable material (relative to the paint in the reservoir). The pen operates by squeezing the tube to provide paint through the tube to the tip at which point it can be applied to a surface. The flexibility and resilience of the tube enables uniform application of the paint to rough surfaces.

[A46B] BRUSHES (handles not integral with brushware B25G)


Infant lap support
Patent No. 10849439 

Inventor(s): Don E. Hinderliter, II (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Tompkins, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13681270 on 11/19/2012 (2934 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an infant lap support comprising an infant support panel having a first edge and a second edge, a leg attachment member having two or more attachment points, wherein a first attachment point is attached to the first edge of the infant support panel and wherein a second attachment point is attached to a first fastener, and a second fastener attached to a second edge of the infant support panel, wherein the first fastener and the second fastener are configured to be selectively fastened to each other around the legs of a user.

[A47D] FURNITURE SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN (school benches or desks A47B 39/00, A47B 41/00)


Source of abdominal pain identification in medical imaging
Patent No. 10849587 

Inventor(s): David Liu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Erlangen, , DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15461563 on 03/17/2017 (1355 days app to issue)

Abstract: To assist a physician in diagnosis of trauma involving abdominal pain, scan data representing the patient is partitioned by organ and/or region. Separate machine-learnt classifiers are provided for each organ and/or region. The classifiers are trained to indicate a likelihood of cause of the pain. By outputting results from the collection of organ and/or regions specific classifiers, the likeliest causes and associated organs and/or regions may be used by the physician to speed, confirm, or guide diagnosis of the source of abdominal pain.

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


Intraocular lens having hinged haptic structures
Patent No. 10849737 

Inventor(s): William Jacob Spenner Dolla (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16033918 on 07/12/2018 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic including an optic axis and a haptic structure coupled with the optic. The haptic structure includes an inner ring comprising a plurality of hinges such that portions of the inner ring reside at different radii from the optic axis. The haptic structure further includes a first loop extending from the inner ring and having two points of connection to the inner ring and a second loop extending from the inner ring and having two points of connection to the inner ring. The second loop is oriented opposite the first loop.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Programmable implant
Patent No. 10849756 

Inventor(s): Jessee Hunt (Plano, TX), Timothy Ganey (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): 4Web Medical (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991272 on 05/29/2018 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of implant systems and related apparatus, and methods of operating the same are described herein. In various embodiments, an implant for interfacing with a bone structure includes a web structure, including a space truss, configured to interface with human bone tissue. The space truss includes two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes. Implants are optimized for the expected stress applied at the bone structure site.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Anti-snoring trampoline pillow
Patent No. 10849782 

Inventor(s): Mohsen Esmail Sadeghi (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15972313 on 05/07/2018 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anti-snoring trampoline pillow is a highbred apparatus constructed in a substantially rectangular configuration that is a head supporting device and pillow which enables a person to rest or sleep on. The device provides improvement in two important key areas to deliver its superior advantages. On the one hand, the pillow provides an elastically aided rebounding headrest surface area to prevent the said pillow from going flat, causing adverse and improper head/neck posture while on the other hand, and the person”s head position may be guided in variety of supported posture to reduce snoring by utilizing customized attachable headrest cushion modules to the rebounding headrest surface platform. It is crucial to keep our mind and body healthy by maintaining high levels of quality sleep during our rest time.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


System and method for body stretching by massage chair
Patent No. 10849819 

Inventor(s): Thanh Le (Arlington, TX), Varad Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290748 on 03/01/2019 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A massage chair includes a frame having a base frame and a backrest frame. The backrest frame pivotally couples to the base frame and operates between at least two positions. The backrest frame has a mechanical rotating joint and guide rail. The guide rail splits at the rotating joint when transitioning positions. An extendable footrest frame is included and pivots relative to the backrest frame. A foot massage airbag system includes a plurality of airbags coupled to the extendable footrest frame. An electronic circuit board has an embedded software program for regulating the position of the backrest frame and the footrest frame. Additionally, the electronic circuit board communicates with a compressor and valve to regulate operation of the airbags. Operation of the airbags induces a stretching effect upon a user as the airbags inflate to compress against the user and the extendable footrest frame extends.

[A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)


Anaerobic blood storage containers
Patent No. 10849824 

Inventor(s): Narendran Renganathan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hemanext Inc. (Lexington, MA)
Law Firm: Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15708925 on 09/19/2017 (1169 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blood storage container for the anaerobic storage of blood, having enhanced sealing methods and materials for the preservation of stored blood is provided.

[A61J] CONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE


Cancer specific lipid targeted peptidomimetics
Patent No. 10849875 

Inventor(s): Rolf A. Brekken (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), University of Houston System (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15747071 on 07/23/2016 (1592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phosphatidylserine targeted peptoid has been identified with the ability to bind to cancer cells globally and specifically. A dimer of the peptoid decreases cancer cell viability. Use of the dimerized peptoid enhances the efficacy of docetaxel. The peptoid can be used for including but not limited to diagnosing and treating cancer, diagnosing and treating a viral condition, and diagnosing and treating diabetes.

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


Surgical method for implantable neurostimulation system for pain
Patent No. 10850112 

Inventor(s): Claire Denault (Dallas, TX), Kenneth Lyle Reed (Dallas, TX), Robert Raymond Bulger (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NUXCEL, INC. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890020 on 02/06/2018 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for subcutaneously treating pain in a patient includes first providing a neurostimulator with an IPG body and at least a primary integral lead with electrodes disposed thereon. A primary incision is opened to expose the subcutaneous region below the dermis in a selected portion of the body. A pocket is then opened for the IPG through the primary incision and the primary integral lead is inserted through the primary incision and routed subcutaneously to a first desired nerve region along a first desired path. The IPG is disposed in the pocket through the primary incision. The primary incision is then closed and the IPG and the electrodes activated to provide localized stimulation to the desired nerve region and at least one of the nerves associated therewith to achieve a desired pain reduction response from the patient.

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


Golf club head with polymeric insert
Patent No. 10850174 

Inventor(s): Joshua Boggs (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590251 on 10/01/2019 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head includes a first portion joined to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion includes a wall defining an outer boundary of the club head volume, and a support rib extending from the wall to operatively stiffen the first portion. The second portion of the golf club head can engage the support rib, and the support rib can be adhered to the second portion to join the first portion and the second portion.

[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

Method of manufacturing ophthalmic lenses and system for the manufacturing of such ophthalmic lenses
Patent No. 10850362 

Inventor(s): Gabriel Keita (Dallas, TX), Peiqi Jiang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16164454 on 10/18/2018 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention concerns a method of manufacturing an ophthalmic lens, comprising the steps of providing, mounting and blocking a substrate ([b]10[/b]) on a machining support unit ([b]65[/b]), surfacing an upper face ([b]12[/b]) of said substrate, edging a peripheral edge ([b]13[/b]) of said substrate, wherein said machining support unit comprises a surfacing member ([b]40[/b]) and an edging member ([b]30[/b]) which are separable, said surfacing member having a cavity ([b]51[/b]) in which said edging member is located during said step of surfacing, said surfacing and edging members being configured so that said substrate is mounted and blocked on said machining support unit in a first predetermined position for the surfacing and the edging and, between said steps of surfacing and edging, the method comprises the step of withdrawing said surfacing member from said machining support unit by retaining said substrate on said edging member.

[B24B] MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING (by electro-erosion B23H; abrasive or related blasting B24C; electrolytic etching or polishing C25F 3/00); DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS [2]


System and method for installing roof tiles
Patent No. 10850379 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX), Raul Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Terry Adams (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16805974 on 03/02/2020 (274 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for installing a roof tile covering on a roof structure comprising: providing a plurality of roof tiles comprising a porcelain body and an attachment hole above the roof structure; placing and fixing a part of the plurality of roof tiles onto the roof structure, forming a horizontal row; interrupting the horizontal row at a distance from a hip or valley of the roof structure; cutting a roof tile to provide a triangular or trapezoidal piece comprising one or more attachment holes; placing and fixing the triangular or trapezoidal piece onto the roof structure over the hip or valley, leaving a gap between the triangular or trapezoidal piece and the plurality of roof tiles in the horizontal row; and placing and fixing at least one roof tile on the roof structure over the gap, wherein the roof tile covering comprises a plurality of horizontal rows of roof tiles.

[B25C] HAND-HELD NAILING OR STAPLING TOOLS; MANUALLY-OPERATED PORTABLE STAPLING TOOLS (manufacturing footwear A43D)


Processes for repairing complex laminating composites
Patent No. 10850460 

Inventor(s): Denver R. Whitworth (North Richland Hills, TX), Dumitru Jitariu (Flower Mound, TX), Eric W. Nottorf (Fort Worth, TX), Vance N. Cribb (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694339 on 11/25/2019 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: Complex laminated composites may be repaired by removal of individual damaged plies through peeling in order to exploit the weaker interlaminar properties of these composites. Upon removal of the individual damaged plies through peeling, replacement plies may be added to restore the laminated composite. In addition, when damage extends through the thickness of a laminated composite, a plug may be used to allow plies to be replaced while maintaining contour within the repair region. A caul plate also may be used to stiffen and maintain the contour of a repair region while peeling and removing plies from the repair region.

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


Large cell carbon core sandwich panel and method of manufacturing same
Patent No. 10850474 

Inventor(s): David M. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Douglas K. Wolfe (Denton, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Jonathan Alexander Freeman (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15878301 on 01/23/2018 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating a panel includes laying up a first laminate on a tooling surface, laying a first layer of thermoplastic on an inner surface of the first laminate, laying a large cell carbon core on the first layer of thermoplastic, laying a second layer of thermoplastic across the large cell carbon core, laying a second laminate on the second layer of thermoplastic, creating a sealed core pocket by bonding the edges of the first and second layers of the thermoplastic surrounding a perimeter of the core, increasing pressure within the core pocket, increasing pressure on the outer surface of the second laminate, heating the panel to a desired curing temperature, and maintaining the increased pressures and temperature for a desired curing duration.

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


Multi-turn configurable grid charging coil
Patent No. 10850634 

Inventor(s): Chi-Ming Wang (Ann Arbor, MI), Ercan M. Dede (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: 15789863 on 10/20/2017 (1138 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for an external vehicle charging system. The external vehicle charging system includes a first set of inductive coils. The first set of inductive coils include a first inductive coil and a second inductive coil and are configured to provide an alternating magnetic field to one or more inductive loops of a vehicle. The external vehicle charging system includes a sensor configured to detect a position of the one or more inductive loops and a processor. The processor is configured to determine a first threshold distance between the first inductive coil and the second inductive coil to reduce or eliminate interference. The processor is configured to activate the first inductive coil and the second inductive coil so that the first inductive coil and the second inductive coil align with the one or more inductive loops based on the detected position and the first threshold distance.

[B60L] PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of electrical propulsion units or of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion in vehicles B60K 1/00, B60K 6/20; arrangements or mounting of electrical gearing in vehicles B60K 17/12, B60K 17/14; preventing wheel slip by reducing power in rail vehicles B61C 15/08; dynamo-electric machines H02K; control or regulation of electric motors H02P); SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (electric coupling devices combined with mechanical couplings of vehicles B60D 1/64; electric heating for vehicles B60H 1/00); ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL (control or regulation of electric motors H02P); MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES [4]


Facial recognition and object detection for vehicle unlocking scenarios
Patent No. 10850709 

Inventor(s): Chris Risberg (Flower Mound, TX), Katsumi Nagata (Foster City, CA), Ryan M. Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552966 on 08/27/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology systems and methods for biometric access control for a vehicle may include: capturing an image of two or more individuals approaching the vehicle; analyzing the captured image to determine whether one or more of the individuals approaching the vehicle is an authorized user of the vehicle; where at least one, but not all, of the two or more individuals approaching the vehicle is identified as an authorized user of the vehicle, analyzing the captured image to determine an emotional level between an identified authorized user of the vehicle and an unauthorized user of the vehicle; and performing a vehicle access security operation based on the determined emotional level between the authorized user of the vehicle and the unauthorized user of the vehicle.

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


Autonomous vehicle glass cleaning system
Patent No. 10850710 

Inventor(s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16040094 on 07/19/2018 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: A glass cleaning system includes: a housing including at least one peripheral sidewalls being substantially perpendicular relative to a side of a vehicle to which the housing is attached, a cover, and a vision system including at least one sensor and processing circuitry, wherein the vision system is disposed in an interior of the housing, the at least one sensor is communicatively coupled to the processing circuitry, and the vision system is configured to be used with the vehicle to detect surrounding objects and determine distances between said objects and the vehicle; a window mounted as the at least one peripheral sidewall of the housing and configured to tilt towards the interior of the housing into an angled orientation and back; a drain duct disposed in the interior of the housing; and at least one spray nozzle.

[B60S] SERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Tiltrotor aircraft having rotatable wing extensions with winglets
Patent No. 10850833 

Inventor(s): Adam Bryant Anderson (Fort Worth, TX), Jeremy Robert Chavez (Colleyville, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16297617 on 03/09/2019 (633 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pylon assembly for a tiltrotor aircraft includes a rotor assembly rotatably coupled to a fixed pylon and operable to rotate between a vertical takeoff and landing orientation and a forward flight orientation. The rotor assembly includes a proprotor operable to produce a slipstream. A wing extension is rotatably disposed to the outboard end of the fixed pylon such that the rotor assembly and the wing extension are separated by at least a portion of the fixed pylon. The wing extension has a forward edge and an outboard end. A winglet is coupled to the outboard end of the wing extension and has a forward edge. The wing extension and the winglet are configured to rotate in synchrony with the rotor assembly such that the forward edges of the wing extension and the winglet remain in the slipstream of the proprotor.

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


Adjustable armrest assembly
Patent No. 10850850 

Inventor(s): Damian F. Diaz Carrion (Denton, TX), Francisco Salcedo (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16301986 on 05/12/2017 (1299 days app to issue)

Abstract: An armrest assembly for a passenger seat includes a pivot member ([b]101[/b]) attached to a seat frame ([b]10[/b]), at least one armrest spine ([b]102[/b]) attached to the pivot member ([b]101[/b]), and at least one set screw ([b]106[/b]) for adjusting a position of the pivot member relative to the seat frame. A pivot fastener ([b]112[/b]) extends through a center hole of the pivot member ([b]101[/b]) and through a first hole of the at least one armrest spine ([b]102[/b]). A pin ([b]110[/b]) extends through an arc slot of the pivot member ([b]101[/b]) and through a second hole of the at least one armrest spine ([b]102[/b]).

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


Breakaway cover for emergency access
Patent No. 10850858 

Inventor(s): Chad Richard Haugeberg (Arlington, TX), Timothy Brian Carr (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636368 on 06/28/2017 (1252 days app to issue)

Abstract: A breakaway cover for providing emergency access to a release mechanism for a life raft on a vehicle includes a housing configured to be attached the vehicle. The housing includes a recess wherein the release mechanism may be located. The recess is protected by a cover. The cover has a first end attached the housing and a second end retained to the housing but capable of being pulled free. The cover is configured to fracture along a series of slots proximate the first end when pulled by a user.

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


Spacecraft servicing devices and related assemblies, systems, and methods
Patent No. 10850869 

Inventor(s): James Dulin Reavill (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc. (Plymouth, MN)
Law Firm: Phillips Winchester (Local + 28 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16041709 on 07/20/2018 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: Spacecraft servicing devices or pods and related methods may include a body configured to be deployed from a host spacecraft at a location adjacent a target spacecraft and at least one spacecraft servicing component configured to perform at least one servicing operation on the target spacecraft. The servicing device may include a communication device configured to receive data relating to the target spacecraft from a location remote from the spacecraft servicing device. The servicing device may include a coupling mechanism comprising at least one movable coupling configured to rotate the body relative to the target spacecraft when the spacecraft servicing pod is coupled to the target spacecraft. The at least one spacecraft servicing component may include at least one propulsion device positioned on a boom arm extending away from the body.

[B64G] COSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR (apparatus for, or methods of, winning materials from extraterrestrial sources E21C 51/00)


Method and apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel
Patent No. 10850885 

Inventor(s): Clifton S. Thompson (Lucas, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680038 on 11/11/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel containing wire and a wire tail extending from the spool or reel, the apparatus comprising a wire tail sensor, wherein the wire tail sensor identifies the location of the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel and a label application mechanism, wherein the labeling mechanism applies a label to the spool or reel and wherein the label does not contact the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel.

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


Crane having effectively coincident gantry and boom forces upon an upperstructure
Patent No. 10850950 

Inventor(s): Christopher Paul Chiasson (Houma, LA)
Assignee(s): OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289950 on 03/01/2019 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A crane includes a base, an upperstructure rotationally mounted on the base, a boom, and a gantry. The boom is pivotally attached to the upperstructure at a front attachment location and supports a load line operable to raise a payload. The gantry is mounted on the upperstructure and supports a boom line coupled to the boom. The gantry includes at least one front leg mechanically coupled to the front attachment location and inclined away from the boom to apply, to the front attachment location, a horizontal force component towards the boom opposed by a horizontal force component applied by the boom towards the front leg. The upperstructure includes a frustoconical turret forming an upper circle and a lower circle. The front attachment location is aligned over the upper circle of the frustoconical turret.

[B66C] CRANES; LOAD-ENGAGING ELEMENTS OR DEVICES FOR CRANES, CAPSTANS, WINCHES, OR TACKLES (rope, cable, or chain winding mechanisms, braking or detent devices therefor B66D; specially adapted for nuclear reactors G21)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Telescoping door with swing clear breakout hinge
Patent No. 10851569 

Inventor(s): Federico Romero (Corpus Christi, TX), Leonel Narvaez (Corpus Christi, TX)
Assignee(s): OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16172315 on 10/26/2018 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telescoping door system includes a header that spans across a doorway. A trailing jamb and a lead jamb disposed a clear opening distance from the trailing jamb defines a clear opening of the doorway. A sidelite panel is coupled to the trailing jamb by at least one swing clear hinge; the swing clear hinge comprises a fixed gear portion intermeshed with a revolving gear portion. A slow slide panel and a fast slide panel move linearly within the header. The slow and fast slide panels are configured to create a first-sized opening when positioned in the header. The sidelite panel, the slow slide panel, and the fast slide panel are configured to pivot out of the header in a breakout position such that a trailing rail of the sidelite panel is disposed at least partially outside the clear opening and in front of the trailing jamb.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Method and system for insulating structural building components
Patent No. 10851581 

Inventor(s): Philip M. Benes (Wausau, WI)
Assignee(s): Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15422992 on 02/02/2017 (1398 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a structural assembly including a first frame member hingedly coupled to a second frame member. A support member extends outwardly from the first frame member. At least one glazing panel is disposed above the support member. A thermal clip is coupled to the support member. The thermal clip insulates the support member from a building exterior. The support member extends less than an entire length thereof and reduces loss of thermal energy from a building interior to the building exterior via the support member.

[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)


Shipping arrangement and assembly procedure for drilling rig structures
Patent No. 10851595 

Inventor(s): Robert Benjamin Donnally (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019126 on 06/26/2018 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A center drill floor assembly of a drilling rig structure includes a center floor structure and a drilling rig mast section that is at least partially nested within the center floor structure, wherein the center drill floor assembly is adapted to be transported to a drilling site as a single modular assembly and removably attached as a single modular assembly to a drilling rig substructure during assembly of the drilling rig structure.

[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]


Two-part restriction element for large-bore downhole isolation tool and method
Patent No. 10851613 

Inventor(s): Dennis Roessler (Fort Worth, TX), John Hardesty (Fort Worth, TX), Kevin George (Cleburne, TX), Michael Wroblicky (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178714 on 11/02/2018 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole isolation system for sealing a well, the downhole isolation system including a setting tool having an internal chamber; a first restriction element placed within the internal chamber; and a second restriction element placed within the internal chamber, separate from the first restriction element.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Hydrokinetic transport wheel mount
Patent No. 10851758 

Inventor(s): Jose Ramon Santana (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15458909 on 03/14/2017 (1358 days app to issue)

Abstract: An energy system including a turbine wheel totally submerge including a rotary element and a wheel mounting enclosure. The wheel mounting enclosure including a cavity where a rotary element rest on said mounting enclosure exposing the upper end to the flowing body of fluid it is submerged. The wheel mounting enclosure comprising several configurations such as a tapered base for increasing the incident flow velocity.

[F03B] MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS (machines or engines for liquids and elastic fluids F01; positive-displacement engines for liquids F03C; positive-displacement machines for liquids F04)


Integrated blade root bearing carrier assembly
Patent No. 10851841 

Inventor(s): George Matthew Thompson (Lewisville, TX), Jonathan Knoll (Burleson, TX), Nicholas Carlson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540633 on 08/14/2019 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment is a bearing carrier assembly including a circular shield having top and bottom surfaces; and a number of bearing separators integrated with the bottom surface of the shield, wherein each pair of bearing separators defines a receptacle for receiving and retaining a bearing therewithin and wherein the shield blocks the received bearings from debris and retains lubricant around the received bearings. Each of the bearing separators may include a spacer element for separating adjacent ones of the bearings. The bearing carrier assembly may be made up of a number of carrier sections that interconnect to form the bearing carrier assembly.

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


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 10852108 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16420710 on 05/23/2019 (558 days app to issue)

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

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Apparatus and system for air conditioning output measurement and coolant servicing
Patent No. 10850591 

Inventor(s): Alexander Kuo (Dallas, TX), James H. Monti (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PACIFIC LINK, L.L.C. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948723 on 04/09/2018 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for measuring air conditioning output temperature to ensure the proper amount of refrigerant for refilling or servicing a coolant system, such as an automobile coolant system, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a measurement display for viewing the temperature of air conditioning output inside a vehicle while the user is outside the vehicle refilling or servicing a coolant system. The measurement display is in communications with a temperature sensor measuring the air temperature at a vent inside the vehicle to allow a user to ensure the proper amount of coolant is refilled.

[G01K] MEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (radiation pyrometry G01J 5/00)


Test structures for measuring silicon thickness in fully depleted silicon-on-insulator technologies
Patent No. 10852337 

Inventor(s): Sharad Saxena (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): PDF Solutions, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15611576 on 06/01/2017 (1279 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are test structures and methods for measuring silicon thickness in fully depleted silicon-on-insulator technologies.

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


Scan test control decoder with storage elements for use within integrated circuit (IC) devices having limited test interface
Patent No. 10852353 

Inventor(s): Mudasir Shafat Kawoosa (Srinagar, , IN), Vishal Diwan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16460405 on 07/02/2019 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes logic components and a scan test circuit coupled to the logic components. The IC also includes a scan input pin coupled to the scan test circuit. The IC also includes a scan input/output pin coupled to the scan test circuit. The scan test circuit includes a decoder coupled to at least one of the scan input pin and the scan input/output pin. The decoder includes storage elements configured to store different scan control signals and to output at least one of the different scan control signals in response to a master control signal.

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


Method for magnetic burst testing of large electric motors with portable tester powered by a domestic wall outlet
Patent No. 10852356 

Inventor(s): Craig Powers (Fort Collins, CO)
Assignee(s): AVO Multi-Amp Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: EIP US LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16537176 on 08/09/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for magnetic/impedance burst testing of large electric motors to determine broken rotor bar defect. The method providing a portable tester and includes a Signal Processor, a single-phase power source VAC, an AC/DC boost converter connected to the power source, at least one energy storage device connected to the AC to DC boost converter, a Pulse Width Modulated drive module (PWM) connected to the at least one energy storage device, and a series of at least three switches (IPM) using switch/level boost-type PWM rectification. The burst test is repeated until a full rotation of magnetic angles are tested and recorded with the Signal Processor. Rotor impedance versus magnetic angle of the full rotation is verified in order to check for failure, and broken rotor bar defect is determined when a shift in measured stator”s impedance/admittance level for any of the given magnetic angles is identified by the Signal Processor.

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


Phase anti-aliasing using spread-spectrum techniques in an optical distance measurement system
Patent No. 10852402 

Inventor(s): Bharath Patil (Bengaluru, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bengaluru, , IN), Subhash Chandra Venkata Sadhu (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15834178 on 12/07/2017 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three dimensional time of flight (TOF) camera includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is configured to generate an electrical transmit signal at a plurality of frequencies over an integration time period and generate a transmit optical waveform corresponding with the electrical transmit signal. The receiver is configured to receive a reflected optical waveform that is the transmit optical waveform reflected off of an object, integrate the reflected optical waveform over the integration time period, and determine a distance to the target object based on a TOF of the optical waveform. The integration time period includes exposure time periods. A length of each of the exposure time periods corresponds to one of the frequencies. The TOF is determined based on a correlation of the electrical transmit signal and the return optical waveform utilizing a correlation function with respect to the integration time period.

[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


System and method for camera radar fusion
Patent No. 10852419 

Inventor(s): Liu Hui-che (Murphy, TX), Ziguo Zhong (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15891867 on 02/08/2018 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for camera radar fusion includes receiving, by the processor, radar object detection data for an object and modeling, by a processor, a three dimensional (3D) physical space kinematic model, including updating 3D coordinates of the object, to generate updated 3D coordinates of the object, in response to receiving the radar object detection data for the object. The method also includes transforming, by the processor, the updated 3D coordinates of the object to updated two dimensional (2D) coordinates of the object, based on a 2D-3D calibrated mapping table and modeling, by the processor, a two dimensional (2D) image plane kinematic model, while modeling the 3D physical space kinematic model, where modeling the 2D image plane kinematic model includes updating coordinates of the object based on the updated 2D coordinates of the object.

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


System and method of utilizing a LIDAR digital map to improve automatic driving
Patent No. 10852426 

Inventor(s): Tiejun Shan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16804987 on 02/28/2020 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of utilizing a LIDAR digital map improves automatic device by allowing a self-driving vehicle to safely make a sharp turn or pass by an environmental obstacle. The system includes at least one passenger vehicle, an automated driving system, and at least one roadside device. Road-condition data is continuously captured with a passenger LIDAR system and a passenger camera device of the passenger vehicle. The road-condition data is compared to LIDAR profiles with an automatic driving system in order to identify a matching profile. A roadside device is pinged if at least one non-line-of-sight condition is detected in the road-condition data. Hidden target data is retrieved from the roadside device to the automated driving system. The automated driving system compiles a set of driving instructions. The set of driving instructions is executed with the passenger vehicle through the automated driving system.

[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


High density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods
Patent No. 10852499 

Inventor(s): Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell, TX), Kevin Lee Strause (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376553 on 04/05/2019 (606 days app to issue)

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

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Dense optical termination and patching platforms, systems, and methods
Patent No. 10852501 

Inventor(s): Joseph C. Livingston (McKinney, TX), Wade J. Womack (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Connectivity Solutions Direct LLC (Mentor, OH)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16682033 on 11/13/2019 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: With respect to fiber optic structured cabling, dense optical termination and patching platforms, systems, and methods herein involve using an optical-connector adapter cassette that has double rows of adapters on a front portion and at least one goose-neck portion that transitions to a single row of adapters on a rear portion. The double rows of adapters may have virtually no geometry between them. Two cassettes may be cantilevered at the front of a fiber-optic enclosure. The systems includes other aspects.

[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]


Aggregated point-solution mapping
Patent No. 10852703 

Inventor(s): Roger Ivan (Waterloo, , CA), Shubhendu Tripathi (Kitchener, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15687044 on 08/25/2017 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and device for aggregate point-solution mapping is disclosed. The aggregate point-solution mapping includes accessing a plurality of system data types for an assembly operation. For each of the plurality of system data types, a functional location is determined that relates to the assembly operation, and correlating the functional location to a layout mapping for the assembly operation. Each of the plurality of system data types are compared with a respective data type threshold to produce a status result. Upon an unfavorable comparison, visual indicator data is generated for the status result, and presented for display via the layout mapping at the functional location.

[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)


Systems, apparatuses and methods for controlling prosthetic devices by gestures and other modalities
Patent No. 10852835 

Inventor(s): Dan O. Popa (Roanoke, TX), Fahad Mirza (Arlington, TX), J. Paul Carpenter (Fort Worth, TX), Joseph D. Sanford (Dallas, TX), Lena C. Wallace (Grand Prairie, TX), Oguz Yetkin (Dallas, TX), Roopak Karulkar (Arlington, TX
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15488500 on 04/16/2017 (1325 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for manual gesture recognition to control prosthetic devices. Low encumbrance systems utilizing glove-based recognition to control prosthetic devices. Prosthetic control systems and methods are also provided utilizing elements for application on the user”s fingernails.

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


System for migrating virtual tape volumes between filesystems
Patent No. 10852981 

Inventor(s): John P Darling (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Anderson Gorecki LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15971502 on 05/04/2018 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A virtual tape engine migrates a virtual tape volume between filesystems. A source virtual tape volume is copied into the virtual tape engine, and a target virtual tape volume is generated. Data associated with the source virtual tape volume may be modified to generate the target virtual tape volume. For example, compression or encryption state may be modified. Migration may be triggered automatically in accordance with a migration policy. The source virtual tape volume remains accessible during migration.

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


Virtual environment for simulating a real-world environment with a large number of virtual and real connected devices
Patent No. 10853104 

Inventor(s): Mahesh Ramu (Dallas, TX), Yasser Khan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Plasma Business Intelligence, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins L.L.P. (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14976883 on 12/21/2015 (1807 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for generating a hybrid test construct, and for simulating and recording events, to test and simulate a virtual environment of connected devices. A plurality of real devices and virtual devices are provided and their behavior parameters are provided. A hybrid test construct of virtual and real devices is created by connecting the plurality of real devices and instantiating the virtual devices and external influencers. At least one container is specified to represent the virtual environment. A spatial relationship of the real devices, the virtual devices, and the external influencers are specified. Then at least one event is specified. A simulation is run where real data is received from the real devices that are then combined with a behavioral simulation of the virtual devices and external influencers. The results of the simulation are then compared to forecasted behavior.

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


Computer architecture for emulating digital delay nodes in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10853106 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824176 on 11/28/2017 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes an input interface that receives a correlithm object at a first time. The device further includes a memory operable to store the received correlithm object and a plurality of correlithm object values. The device further includes a processor operable to determine a Hamming distance between the correlithm object received at the input interface and each of the correlithm object values stored in the memory. The process is further operable to store the correlithm object received at the input interface in the memory if any of the determined Hamming distances are within a predetermined threshold and an output interface communicates the correlithm object at a second time later than the first time.

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


Computer architecture for emulating parallel processing in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10853107 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824480 on 11/28/2017 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a master boss, a first slave boss, and a second slave boss. The master boss is configured to send execute commands to the first slave boss and the second slave boss and to send output commands to the first slave boss and the second slave boss. The first slave boss is configured to send commands to a first plurality of nodes identified in the first boss table in response to receiving an execute command from a master boss. The second slave boss is configured to send commands to a second plurality of nodes identified in the second boss table in response to receiving an execute command from the master boss. Each node is configured to receive a first correlithm object, fetch a second correlithm object in response to receiving an execute command, and output the second correlithm object in response to receiving an output command.

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


System and method for service provision in a multi-tenant environment
Patent No. 10853151 

Inventor(s): Scott Ingulli (Tampa, FL), Wesley Bryan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): OneSource Virtual, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15974580 on 05/08/2018 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a service provision in a multi-tenant environment which includes determining, by an outsourcing service augmentation platform, that an event has occurred within a tenant instance. Authorization credentials needed to access the tenant instance are provided to the platform. Further steps can include identifying a type of the event and processing the event. The processing includes determining that data corresponding to the event is needed from the tenant instance, requesting the data from an application programming interface (API) corresponding to the tenant instance, receiving the data from the tenant instance, and executing actions within the platform based on the data, the type of event, and a configuration of services defined for the tenant instance.

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


ECC protected storage
Patent No. 10853170 

Inventor(s): Samuel Paul Visalli (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122939 on 09/06/2018 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage circuit includes memory, an error correcting code (ECC) storage circuit, and control circuitry. The memory is configured to store a data value comprising a plurality of fields. Each of the fields is independently writable. The ECC storage circuit is configured to store an ECC value corresponding to the data value. The control circuitry is configured to receive a field value to be written into one of the fields, and store the field value in the one of the fields by writing only the field value to the memory. The control circuitry is also configured to retrieve the ECC value from the ECC storage circuit, compute an updated ECC value based on the ECC value retrieved from the ECC storage circuit and the field value, and store the updated ECC value in the ECC storage circuit.

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


Testing an application in a production infrastructure temporarily provided by a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 10853228 

Inventor(s): Anilkumar Baddula (Plano, TX), Anoop Kunjuramanpillai (McKinney, TX), Daniel Tresnak (Frisco, TX), Karthik Gunapati (Irving, TX), Leonardo Gomide (Dallas, TX), Nathan Gloier (Frisco, TX), Raveender Kommera (Flower Mound,
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16547896 on 08/22/2019 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives test parameters associated with testing an application that utilizes source data, and causes source containers, for the source data, to be temporarily created in a cloud computing environment, based on the test parameters. The device provides the source data to the source containers in the cloud computing environment, and causes other containers, for the application, to be temporarily created in the cloud computing environment, based on the test parameters. The device creates a file for testing the application with the source containers and the other containers, based on the test parameters, and causes the application to be executed with the source containers and the other containers, based on the file. The device receives results associated with executing the application with the source containers and the other containers.

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


Randomly writable memory device and method of operating thereof
Patent No. 10853244 

Inventor(s): Christopher Petti (Mountain View, CA), Srikanth Ranganathan (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: 15604994 on 05/25/2017 (1286 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of writing data to a DNA strand comprises cutting an address block of a selected address-data block unit of the DNA strand to form first and second DNA strings, and inserting a replacement address-data block that includes a replacement data segment between the first DNA string and the second DNA string to provide a rewritten DNA strand having valid address followed by valid data and an invalid address followed by invalid data.

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


Methods, apparatus, and systems for secure demand paging and other paging operations for processor devices
Patent No. 10853269 

Inventor(s): Aymeric Vial (Antibes, , FR), Gregory Remy Philippe Conti (St. Paul, , FR), Mehdi-Laurent Akkar (Paris, , FR), Narendar M. Shankar (San Jose, CA), Steven C. Goss (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15097935 on 04/13/2016 (1693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secure demand paging system including a secure internal memory, an external non-volatile memory having encrypted and integrity-protected code pages, an external volatile memory for swap pages and a processor coupled to said secure internal memory and to said external non-volatile memory and operable to decrypt and verify the integrity of the code pages thereby to transfer code pages to said secure internal memory directly from said external non-volatile memory bypassing said external volatile memory in respect of the code pages, and to swap out and swap in the swap pages between secure internal memory and said external volatile memory bypassing said external non-volatile memory in respect of the swap pages for said external volatile memory.

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


Computer architecture for offline node remapping in a cloud-based correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10853392 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967381 on 04/30/2018 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes an administrative device in signal communication with the one or more devices in the network. The administrative device is configured to access a first node table for a first node and access a second node table for a second node. The administrative device is further configured to obtain a correlithm object key, to re-encode the first set of output correlithm objects using the correlithm object key, and to shuffle the order of the re-encoded first set of output correlithm objects. The administrative device is further configured to re-encode the second set of input correlithm objects using the correlithm object key and to shuffle the order of the re-encoded second set of input correlithm objects. The administrative device is further configured to overwrite the first node table with the reconfigured first node table and the second node table with the reconfigured second node table.

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


Echoprint user authentication
Patent No. 10853463 

Inventor(s): Changzhu Li (Beijing, , CN), Shuang Wu (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15873384 on 01/17/2018 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method providing audio-based, continuous authentication of a user to provide access to a processing device. A user echoprint model is created while a user interacts with an authentication interface for another authentication method of the device, transparently to the user. The sound waves are user-specific and inaudible. The user-specific sounds are reflected by the user and used to construct an echoprint which can be compared by a previously constructed user-specific, echoprint model. If the result is positive, access to the processing device may be allowed. Access to the processing device is based on the audio authentication or the alternative authentication is based on the result of audio authentication and updates a device state indicating whether the display is on or off and whether the device is locked or unlocked.

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


Systems and methods for event delivery in a cloud storage system
Patent No. 10853475 

Inventor(s): Kalpesh Patel (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Egnyte, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Henneman Associates, PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15884442 on 01/31/2018 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cloud storage systems and methods are described for providing event-based user state synchronization among the various cloud elements. A global user directory is maintained on a remote cloud storage system. The global user directory includes a plurality of global user definitions associated with a plurality of user accounts, where each of the user accounts has access to at least one of a remote file system (RFS) hosted by the remote cloud storage system and a local file system (LFS) hosted by a local cloud storage system. As global user definition are altered on the remote cloud storage system, user events are generated and communicated to the local cloud storage system, where they are applied to synchronize the local user definitions with the global user definitions. The invention facilitates centralized control of user definitions, near real-time event delivery to local cloud storage systems, and separation of authentication processes from customers” active directory services.

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


System and method for a security filewall system for protection of an information handling system
Patent No. 10853488 

Inventor(s): Andrew T. Fausak (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, LP (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Prol Intellectual Property Law PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15645198 on 07/10/2017 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system comprising a processor executing code instructions of a security filewall validation system for inspecting primitive file system operations to detect abnormal file types, abnormal file operation, or abnormal intended result files in violation of a security filewall rule set, a memory for storing the security filewall rule set describing permitted access to file types, file-paths, mounting points, data volume access rules, or data operations relating to the primitive file system operations where the security filewall validation system intercepts an attempted primitive file system operation and the security filewall validation system compares the attempted primitive file system operation including associated arguments indicating file, file location, and intended result to the security filewall rule set. The processor logs a detected filewall rule violation event when a filewall rule is violated by the attempted primitive file system operation or its associated arguments defining the primitive file system operation.

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


Method and apparatus for managing hardware resource access in an electronic device
Patent No. 10853490 

Inventor(s): I-Hsuan Yang (Santa Clara, CA), Maoter Chen (Santa Clara, CA), Paihan Huang (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795101 on 10/26/2017 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and apparatuses to manage hardware resource access on a mobile device comprising detecting an attempt by the first application to access the first hardware resource when the application is executing in the background and determining that there is not a policy for the first application to access the first hardware, providing a notification requesting user input thereof, and adding a new policy accordingly.

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


Systems and methods for preventing leakage of protected document data
Patent No. 10853506 

Inventor(s): Dongli Wu (Allen, TX), James Darrell Testerman (McKinney, TX), Jonathan Nathan Yanez (Allen, TX), Ricardo Antonio Ruiz (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025193 on 07/02/2018 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing leakage of protected data to unsecured applications and documents may include determining that a first document is a protected document in a managed application, detecting a request to copy protected data from the first document to a system clipboard accessible by unprotected documents, redirecting the protected data to a secure clipboard, determining that a second document is an unprotected document, detecting a request to paste the protected data into the second document, and refraining from pasting the protected data into the second document. The secure clipboard may be implemented by a data leakage prevention (DLP) client. It may be separate from the system clipboard and inaccessible by unprotected documents. Dynamic-link library injection and API hooking may allow the DLP client to intercept clipboard related function calls made by managed applications into the operating system and to transparently change the behavior of the managed application.

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


Three-dimensional fracture abundance evaluation of subsurface formation based on geomechanical simulation of mechanical properties thereof
Patent No. 10853533 

Inventor(s): Russell Davies (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Schlumberger Technology Corporation (Sugar Land, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15150260 on 05/09/2016 (1667 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus, and program product evaluate fracture abundance in a subsurface formation by modeling a fracture network in a three-dimensional volume using geometric primitives and based at least in part on geomechanical simulation of mechanical properties of the subsurface formation.

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


Methods and systems for optimized selection of data features for a neuro-linguistic cognitive artificial intelligence system
Patent No. 10853661 

Inventor(s): Gang Xu (Katy, TX), Ming-Jung Seow (Richmond, TX), Tao Yang (Katy, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120943 on 09/04/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to optimize feature selection in generating betas for a feature dictionary of a neuro-linguistic Cognitive AI System. A machine learning engine receives a sample vector of input data to be analyzed by the neuro-linguistic Cognitive AI System. The neuro-linguistic Cognitive AI System is configured to generate multiple betas for each of a plurality of sensors. The machine learning engine identifies a sensor specified in the sample vector and selects optimization parameters for generating betas based on the identified sensor.

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


Action detection during image tracking
Patent No. 10853663 

Inventor(s): Deepanjan Paul (Plano, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16857990 on 04/24/2020 (221 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a sensor, a weight sensor, and a tracking subsystem. The tracking subsystem receives an image feed of top-view images generated by the sensor and weight measurements from the weight sensor. The tracking subsystem detects an event associated with an item being removed from a rack in which the weight sensor is installed. The tracking subsystem determines that a first person or a second person may be associated with the event. In response to determining that the first or second person may be associated with the event, buffer frames are stored of top-view images generated by the sensor during a time period associated with the event. The tracking subsystem then determines, using at least one of the stored buffer frames and a first action-detection algorithm, whether an action associated with the event was performed by the first person or the second person.

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


Systems and methods for enhanced shopping using a mobile device
Patent No. 10853788 

Inventor(s): Shadman Zafar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15186934 on 06/20/2016 (1625 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced shopping using a mobile device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for enhanced shopping using a mobile device may include (1) a mobile application executed by a mobile electronic device associating with a merchant system, the mobile electronic device comprising at least one computer processor, a memory, an optical input, and a display; (2) the mobile application receiving an item identifier associated with an item; (3) the mobile application receiving item data for the item from the merchant system based on the item identifier; (4) the mobile application receiving purchase confirmation for the item; and (5) the mobile application communicating payment information for the item to the merchant system.

[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]


Method and apparatus for recommending topic-cohesive and interactive implicit communities in social customer relationship management
Patent No. 10853820 

Inventor(s): Lei Li (Miami, FL), Saurabh Kataria (Webster, NY), Tong Sun (Penfield, NY), Wei Peng (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13836233 on 03/15/2013 (2818 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for recommending a topic-cohesive and interactive implicit community are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request for customer care, selects an implicit community identified from a plurality of individual users of a social media website based upon a relevance score related to a topic of the request for customer care and recommends the implicit community in response to the request for customer care.

[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]


Combining image recognition with data analytics to generate shopping suggestions for a driver
Patent No. 10853844 

Inventor(s): Mark Anthony McClung (Plano, TX), Wilson-Boon Siang Khoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16201320 on 11/27/2018 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods to generate purchase suggestions are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: present purchase suggestions, by a user interface to the vehicle occupant; generate output signals conveying a location of the vehicle; receive and determine output signals of external resources conveying interest information of the vehicle occupant; determine, based on the output signals, location of the vehicle; determine, based on the location and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, business information of one or more businesses nearby; build one or more business profiles; build one or more purchase profiles; store the one or more business profiles and/or purchase profiles in electronic storage; determine, based on the one or more business profiles, the driver”s purchase profile, and/or the location information, purchase suggestions for the driver; and present, through the user interface, the purchase suggestions for the driver.

[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]


Automatically inserting an identifier into an item record using a web interface in embedded code on a website associated with a nonprofit entity, and generating, using the identifier, an impact statement communicating a value in charitable go
Patent No. 10853850 

Inventor(s): Raymond J. Gary, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): iDonate LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16829829 on 03/25/2020 (251 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of processing, within a single procedure, cash equivalents and fix assets from any disposition class. The method includes identifying the benefactor and asset to be donation. Once identified, the asset is classified into one of three disposition classes. The disposition classes are used to determine the value for valuing. Once the value is determined, an impact statement is generated. Depending on the disposition class, the item is either converted to funds directly or through an intermediary. Once the item is converted to funds, the funds are transferred to the identified benefactor.

[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]


Actionable exception alerts
Patent No. 10853875 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey R. Williams (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16138444 on 09/21/2018 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, method, apparatuses, and software are described for automatically detecting defects in financial transactions, automatically determining resolutions to the defects based on historical defect patterns, an interacting with customers to provide information and/or receive instructions regarding defects and how they should be resolved.

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


Image analysis and identification using machine learning with output estimation
Patent No. 10853876 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Michael Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Service, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553478 on 08/28/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for generating realtime quotes using machine learning algorithms are provided. The system includes a processor in communication with a client device, and a storage medium storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to perform operations including: receiving an image of a vehicle from the client device, extracting one or more features from the image, and identifying one or more attributes of the vehicle. The operations also include: based on the identified attributes, determining a make and a model of the vehicle, obtaining comparison information based at least in part on the determined make and model, estimating and transmitting a quote for the vehicle for display on the client device, based on the comparison 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]


Legal timeline analytics
Patent No. 10853896 

Inventor(s): John Lehmann (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lex Machina, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002449 on 06/07/2018 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments concern systems and methods for applying legal analytics. In some embodiments, a legal analytics platform retrieves legal data from an electronic database, analyzes some or all of the legal data, and identifies interesting patterns and results of statistical analyses. In order to permit searching of the legal data, metadata elements or tags can be generated for legal entities and legal events. In some embodiments, the legal analytics platform identifies timestamps in the legal data and performs time-based statistical analysis. Results of the statistical analyses can be presented to a user via a graphical user interface (GUI), which may also allow the user to interact with the legal analytics platform and search one or more databases of legal data.

[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 visitation management in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10853901 

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: 16417187 on 05/20/2019 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is described herein that facilitates the easy scheduling and conducting of prison visitations. The system provides a remotely-accessible means for visitors to authenticate themselves, check the availability of those they wish to visit, and schedule a visit with that individual. As part of this process, the system tracks the availability of prison inmates as well as the devices and visit sites that are available to those inmates. In this manner, the system can quickly identify the availability of different inmates in order to provide on-demand scheduling capabilities to potential visitors. The system is connected to multiple facilities as well as public networks, and therefore can be remotely accessed. Additionally, the system also functions to monitor visits while they are in progress, as well as to store visit recordings for future review. Because the system is networked, remote monitors can access the review system in order to monitor visits or review recordings. The system also employs rigorous authentication and other security measures to ensure the safety and security of the visitors, the inmates, the staff, as well as others within the prison facility.

[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]


Method and apparatus for dynamic block partition of an image
Patent No. 10853923 

Inventor(s): Brian Okchon Chae (Johns Creek, GA), Gang Hua (Katy, TX), Hetul Sanghvi (Richardson, TX), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Rajasekhar Reddy Allu (Plano, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX),
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927820 on 03/21/2018 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for geometrically correcting a distorted input frame and generating an undistorted output frame includes capturing and storing an input frame in an external memory, allocating an output frame with an output frame size and dividing the output frame into output blocks, computing a size of the input blocks in the input image corresponding to each output blocks, checking if the size of the input blocks is less than the size of the internal memory and if not dividing until the required input block size of divided sub blocks is less than the size of the internal memory, programming an apparatus with input parameters, fetching the input blocks into an internal memory, processing each of the divided sub blocks sequentially and processing the next output block in step until all the output blocks are processed; and composing the output frame for each of the blocks in the output frame.

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


Optical inspection tool and method
Patent No. 10853959 

Inventor(s): Satoshi Shigematsu (Yokohama, , JP), Taiki Murata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yasuhiro Yoshitake (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371290 on 04/01/2019 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of inspecting a device under test for defects includes detecting intensity and directional information of radiation rays emanating from a device under test by a light field camera, generating synthesized images of the device under test detected by the light field camera, and determining a depth of a defect in the device under test from the synthesized images.

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


Image driver that samples high-resolution image data
Patent No. 10853961 

Inventor(s): Gang Xu (Houston, TX), Kishor Adinath Saitwal (Pearland, TX), Lon W. Risinger (Katy, TX), Ming-Jung Seow (Richmond, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16130599 on 09/13/2018 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a low-dimensional representation of an image. An image driver receives an image captured by a camera. The image includes features based on pixel values in the image, and each feature describes the image in one or more image regions. The image driver generates, for each of the plurality of features, a feature vector that includes values for that feature corresponding to at least one of the image regions. Each value indicates a degree that the feature is present in the image region. The image driver generates a sample vector from each of the feature vectors. The sample vector includes each of the values included in the generated feature vectors.

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


Point cloud compression using non-orthogonal projection
Patent No. 10853974 

Inventor(s): Esmaeil Faramarzi (Richardson, TX), Hossein Najaf-Zadeh (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741303 on 01/13/2020 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoding device, an encoding device and a method for point cloud decoding is disclosed. The method includes receiving a compressed bitstream. The method also includes decoding the compressed bitstream into 2-D frames that represent a 3-D point cloud. Each of the 2-D frames including a set of patches, and each patch includes a cluster of points of the 3-D point cloud. The cluster of points corresponds to an attribute associated with the 3-D point cloud. One patch of the set of patches, the set of patches, and the 2-D frames correspond to respective access levels representing the 3-D point cloud. The method also includes identifying a first and a second flag. In response to identifying the first and the second flag, the method includes reading the metadata from the bitstream. The method further includes generating, based on metadata and using the sets of 2-D frames, the 3-D point cloud.

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


Interactive vehicle window system including augmented reality overlays
Patent No. 10854002 

Inventor(s): Jesus F. Cabrera (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15699372 on 09/08/2017 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may identify first content to be provided for display via a window system of a vehicle. The device may provide, for display via the window system of the vehicle, information associated with the first content as a first augmented reality overlay based on identifying the first content. The device may receive information associated with a user interaction with the window system of the vehicle based on providing, for display via the window system of the vehicle, the information associated with the first content as the first augmented reality overlay. The device may identify second content based on the information associated with the user interaction with the window system of the vehicle. The device may provide, for display via the window system of the vehicle, information associated with the second content based on identifying the second content.

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


Controlling an electronic gaming machine to provide a bonus feature opportunity
Patent No. 10854044 

Inventor(s): Arlen Avakian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited (North Ryde, , AU)
Law Firm: Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290836 on 03/01/2019 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic gaming machine (EGM) may present first visual effects on a display system, including game play items, corresponding to one or more instances of a base game and determining instances of game play items that correspond to feature credits towards an automatic award of a feature comprising one or more bonus games. The EGM may present second visual effects corresponding to an accumulation of feature credits towards the automatic award of the feature, receive an indication of a player”s initiation of an attempt to trigger an award of the feature, at a time during which less than a number of feature credits necessary for an automatic award of the feature has been accumulated, determine whether an award of the feature will be triggered and control the display system to present third visual effects corresponding to whether an award of the feature has been triggered.

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


Apparatuses and methods to selectively perform logical operations
Patent No. 10854247 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16537775 on 08/12/2019 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to selectively performing logical operations. An example apparatus comprises sensing circuitry including a sense amplifier and a compute component. A controller is coupled to sensing circuitry and is configured to cause storing of an indication of whether a logical operation is to be selectively performed between an operand stored in the sensing circuitry and an operand stored in the sense amplifier.

[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)


Time tracking circuit for FRAM
Patent No. 10854265 

Inventor(s): David J. Toops (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404118 on 05/06/2019 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example memory circuit for reading and/or writing FRAM memory includes a controller to output a signal to an input of a driver; a transistor coupled an output of the driver; the driver to, in response to receiving the signal, output a first voltage to the transistor; and the transistor to, in response to receiving the first voltage, output a second voltage to a bit cell after a transistor delay, the transistor selected based on a size of the memory circuit.

[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)


Memory with internal refresh rate control
Patent No. 10854270 

Inventor(s): Scott E. Smith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16522240 on 07/25/2019 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices, systems including memory devices, and methods of operating memory devices in which redundancy match is disabled to permit activating more word lines in parallel during refresh operations to increase a refresh rate of memory cells in a memory array. In one embodiment, a memory device is provided, comprising a memory array including a plurality of word lines arranged in a plurality of memory banks. The memory device further comprises circuitry configured to (i) store a value indicating one or more addresses corresponding to word lines in the plurality of word lines, (ii) disable redundancy match, (iii) activate one or more first word lines in the memory array corresponding to the one or more addresses indicated by the value to refresh first data stored in the memory array, and (iv) update the value based at least in part on activating the one or more first word lines.

[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)


Multi-state programming in memory device with loop-dependent bit line voltage during verify
Patent No. 10854300 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA), Zhengyi Zhang (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16898145 on 06/10/2020 (174 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for programming memory cells with reduced widening of the threshold voltage distributions. Bit line voltages are adjusted during verify tests for memory cells assigned to the upper data state in a pair of adjacent data states which are concurrently verified. An elevated bit line voltage is applied and then stepped up in successive program loops. A lower, fixed bit line voltage is used for verifying the lower data state in the pair of adjacent data states. In one option, the step size increases progressively over the program loops. In another option, the minimum level of the elevated bit line voltage is lower for higher data states. In another option, the minimum level of the elevated bit line voltage is set as a function of data states, program-erase cycles and/or temperature.

[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)


Sample and hold circuit
Patent No. 10854308 

Inventor(s): Vadim Valerievich Ivanov (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16859292 on 04/27/2020 (218 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sample and hold circuit with long hold time. A sample and hold circuit includes an amplifier, a capacitor, a switch, and a sampling network. The capacitor includes a first terminal coupled to an inverting input of the amplifier. The switch includes a first terminal that is coupled to an output of the amplifier, and a second terminal that is coupled to the inverting input of the amplifier. The sampling network is coupled to a non-inverting input of the amplifier.

[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)


Three-dimensional memory device containing bit line switches
Patent No. 10854619 

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (Nagoya, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Naoki Ookuma (Yokohama, , JP), Takuya Ariki (Yokohama, , JP), Toru Miwa (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213180 on 12/07/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes memory stack structures in multiple memory arrays. Bit lines are split into multiple portions traversing different memory arrays. Each sense amplifier is connected to a first portion of a respective bit line via a respective first switching transistor device, and is connected to a second portion of the respective bit line via a respective second switching transistor device. The switching transistor devices connect each sense amplifier to one portion of the bit lines without connecting to another portion of the bit lines, thereby reducing the RC delay. The switching transistor devices may be provided as vertical field effect transistors located at a memory array level, or may be provided in another semiconductor chip.

[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)


Load current measurement
Patent No. 10855184 

Inventor(s): Kaichien Tsai (Allen, TX), Mahesh Madhukar Mehendale (Dallas, TX), Manikandan Rr (Bengaluru, , IN), Rajat Chauhan (Bengaluru, , IN), Vinod Joseph Menezes (Bengaluru, , IN), Vipul Kumar Singhal (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601143 on 10/14/2019 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch-mode power supply includes a DC-DC converter and metering circuitry that is coupled to the DC-DC converter. The metering circuitry includes scaling circuitry, a current source, a capacitor, switching circuitry, and a comparator. The scaling circuitry is configured to generate a reference current scaled to be a predetermined fraction of a peak current flowing in an inductor of the DC-DC converter. The current source is configured to output a first current that is one-half of the reference current. The capacitor is coupled to the current source. The switching circuitry is configured to switchably connect the current source to the capacitor. The comparator is coupled to the capacitor. The comparator is configured to generate a signal indicating that a voltage across the capacitor exceeds a 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]


Dynamic event catalyst system for distributed networks
Patent No. 10855565 

Inventor(s): Wendy Wilson-Settle (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15710307 on 09/20/2017 (1168 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for utilizing an event catalyst database to trigger the generation and transmittal of alert notifications in response to identification of new event reports. An event catalyst database is generated to associate unique combinations of server types and alert types with responsive alert notifications. Data feeds from a distributed network of a plurality of servers are imported and monitored to identify a new event report. A server identifier and an alert type are determined from the new event report and compared to the event catalyst database to determine the appropriate alert notification. The alert notification is generated and transmitted to a computing device of a specialist associated with the new event report.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Data storage using image objects shown in a real-time view
Patent No. 10853513 

Inventor(s): Jayaraman Ganeshmani (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: 16525775 on 07/30/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for storing files in a storage location that is associated with an image object that is displayed in a real-time view on a mobile device. Examples of an image object include physical objects and augmented objects. Display of the real-time view includes the image object as well as interfaces for interacting with the image object including creating a storage location associated with the image object. Moreover, security features may be based on using information associated with the image object to securely store the file, either locally on the mobile device or over a network (e.g., at a cloud-based location) using the mobile device.

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


Embedded coil assembly and method of making
Patent No. 10854370 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Michael Sutton (Dallas, TX), Haiying Li (Elk Grove, CA), Ming Li (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15809750 on 11/10/2017 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embedded coil assembly embodiment includes a ferrite ring having an annular axis. The ferrite ring is positioned on a conductive metal surface. A plurality of separate, spaced apart conductive structures extend over the ferrite ring and are attached to the conductive metal surface in a first region of the conductive surface positioned radially outwardly of the annular axis of the ferrite ring and in a second region of the conductive surface positioned radially inwardly of the annular axis of the ferrite ring. An encapsulation layer covers, the ferrite ring and at least a portion of the plurality of conductive structures.

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


Wireless power transmittal
Patent No. 10854378 

Inventor(s): Ross E. Teggatz (The Colony, TX), Wayne T. Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15390615 on 12/26/2016 (1436 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wireless power transmittal apparatus and systems are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver inductors, or coils, are coupled in configurations for wirelessly transferring power and/or data among them. In preferred implementations, a plurality of non-coplanar primary side coils are provided in power transmittal apparatus for transmitting power, or power and data.

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


Pre-cut plating lines on lead frames and laminate substrates for saw singulation
Patent No. 10854474 

Inventor(s): Erma Gallenero Gardose (Baguio, , PH), Liya Flores Aquino (Baguio, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16842376 on 04/07/2020 (238 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a technology or a method for pre-fabricating pre-cut plating lines on a lead frame with use of a pre-cut etchback process to minimize burrs during a semiconductor package singulation process. A package includes: a chip, and a lead frame that mounts the chip. The lead frame further includes pre-fabricated pre-cut plating lines that are etched back on the lead frame to form an opening slot on a periphery of the lead frame. The opening slot allows a saw blade to cut through a prepreg material, without touching or cutting a conductive material of the lead frame.

[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]


Cavity-disrupting backside trench fill structures for a three-dimensional memory device and method of making the same
Patent No. 10854513 

Inventor(s): Motoki Kawasaki (Yokkaichi, , JP), Toshiyuki Sega (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249352 on 01/16/2019 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a semiconductor material layer. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. A backside trench is formed through the alternating stack. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. An insulating spacer is formed on sidewalls of the backside trench. A first doped semiconductor material is deposited within the backside trench. Vertical cavities are formed by vertically recessing the first doped semiconductor material at discrete locations that are laterally spaced apart. A second doped semiconductor material is deposited in the vertical cavities. The second doped semiconductor material disrupts a laterally-extending cavity in the first doped semiconductor material, thereby providing a structurally reinforced network of the first and second doped semiconductor materials for a backside contact via structure that is formed in the backside trench.

[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]


Microelectronic device with floating pads
Patent No. 10854538 

Inventor(s): Chang-Yen Ko (Taipei, , TW), JK Ho (New Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273148 on 02/12/2019 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device has a first die attached to a first die pad, and a second die attached to a second die pad. A magnetically permeable member is attached to a first coupler pad and a second coupler pad. A coupler component is attached to the magnetically permeable member. The first die pad, the second die pad, the first coupler pad, the second coupler pad, and the magnetically permeable member are electrically conductive. The first coupler pad is electrically isolated from the first die, from the second coupler pad, and from external leads of the microelectronic device. The second coupler pad is electrically isolated from the first die and from the external leads. The first die and the second die are electrically coupled to the coupler component. A package structure contains at least portions of the components of the microelectronic device and extends to the external leads.

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


Semiconductor die singulation using a sacrificial bonding material layer and an anisotropic channel etch
Patent No. 10854573 

Inventor(s): Hem Takiar (Fremont, CA), Ning Ye (San Jose, CA), Tong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA), Yangming Liu (Shanghai, , CN), Zhongli Ji (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248923 on 01/16/2019 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: A substrate semiconductor layer is attached to a carrier substrate through a sacrificial bonding material layer. A plurality of semiconductor dies included within continuous material layers are formed on a front side of the substrate semiconductor layer. Each of the continuous material layers continuously extends over areas of the plurality of semiconductor dies. A plurality of dicing channels is formed between neighboring pairs among the plurality of semiconductor dies by anisotropically etching portions of the continuous material layers located between neighboring pairs of semiconductor dies. The plurality of dicing channels extends to a top surface of the sacrificial bonding material layer. The sacrificial bonding material layer is removed selective to materials of surface portions of the plurality of semiconductor dies using an isotropic etch process. The plurality of semiconductor dies is singulated from one another upon removal of the sacrificial bonding material layer.

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


Semiconductor device including a repeater/buffer at upper metal routing layers and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10854591 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15442592 on 02/24/2017 (1376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a series of metal routing layers and a complementary pair of planar field-effect transistors (FETs) on an upper metal routing layer of the metal routing layers. The upper metal routing layer is M[b]3[/b] or higher. Each of the FETs includes a channel region of a crystalline material. The crystalline material may include polycrystalline silicon. The upper metal routing layer M[b]3[/b] or higher may include cobalt.

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


Method to induce strain in finFET channels from an adjacent region
Patent No. 10854606 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Kessel-Lo, , BE)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16697103 on 11/26/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and structures for forming strained-channel finFETs are described. Fin structures for finFETs may be formed using two epitaxial layers of different lattice constants that are grown over a bulk substrate. A first thin, strained, epitaxial layer may be cut to form strain-relieved base structures for fins. The base structures may be constrained in a strained-relieved state. Fin structures may be epitaxially grown in a second layer over the base structures. The constrained base structures can cause higher amounts of strain to form in the epitaxially-grown fins than would occur for non-constrained base structures.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing a capped insulating source line core and method of making the same
Patent No. 10854627 

Inventor(s): Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takumi Moriyama (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023035 on 06/29/2018 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: In-process source-level material layers including a source-level sacrificial layer are formed over a substrate, and an alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers and memory stack structures are formed over the in-process source-level layers. A backside trench is formed through the alternating stack, and a source cavity is formed by removing the source-level sacrificial layer employing an etchant provided through the backside trench. A source contact layer including a doped semiconductor material is formed on vertical semiconductor channels of the memory stack structures within the source cavity. The source contact layer includes an unfilled cavity, which is subsequently filled with a silicon nitride liner, a silicon oxide fill material and a semiconductor cap. A semiconductor oxide structure can be formed by filling voids in the silicon oxide fill material by oxidizing the semiconductor cap into a thermal semiconductor oxide material portion.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing asymmetric, different size support pillars and method for making the same
Patent No. 10854629 

Inventor(s): Chun Ge (Fremont, CA), Fabo Yu (San Ramon, CA), Jixin Yu (Milpitas, CA), Xin Yuan Li (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yanli Zhang (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: 16368007 on 03/28/2019 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed over a substrate. A staircase region having stepped surfaces is formed by patterning the alternating stack. Memory opening fill structures are formed in a memory array region, and support pillar structures are formed in the staircase region. Each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel. The support pillar structures include first support pillar structures and having a first maximum lateral dimension and second support pillar structures having a second maximum lateral dimension that is less than the first maximum lateral dimension and interlaced with the first support pillar structures. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The second support pillar structures are positioned interstitially among the first support pillar structures and contact via structures that are formed on the electrically conductive layers to provide additional structural support.

[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]


Isolation of circuit elements using front side deep trench etch
Patent No. 10854712 

Inventor(s): Ben Cook (Rockwall, TX), Dan Carothers (Lucas, TX), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX), Ricky Jackson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266677 on 02/04/2019 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is formed by forming an isolation trench through at least a portion of an interconnect region, at least 40 microns deep into a substrate of the integrated circuit, leaving at least 200 microns of substrate material under the isolation trench. Dielectric material is formed in the isolation trench at a substrate temperature no greater than 320 C. to form an isolation structure which separates an isolated region of the integrated circuit from at least a portion of the substrate. The isolated region contains an isolated component. The isolated region of the integrated circuit may be a region of the substrate, and/or a region of the interconnect region. The isolated region may be a first portion of the substrate which is laterally separated from a second portion of the substrate. The isolated region may be a portion of the interconnect region above the isolation structure.

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


Semiconductor device with fin and related methods
Patent No. 10854750 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Kessel-Lo, , BE)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680222 on 11/11/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a substrate, a fin above the substrate and having a channel region therein, and source and drain regions adjacent the channel region to generate shear and normal strain on the channel region. A semiconductor device may include a substrate, a fin above the substrate and having a channel region therein, source and drain regions adjacent the channel region, and a gate over the channel region. The fin may be canted with respect to the source and drain regions to generate shear and normal strain on the channel region.

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


Trenched MOS gate controlled rectifier
Patent No. 10854759 

Inventor(s): Lee Spencer Riley (West Yorkshire, , GB), Peter Hugh Blair (Manchester, , GB)
Assignee(s): Diodes Incorporated (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15088192 on 04/01/2016 (1705 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trenched MOS gate controlled rectifier has an asymmetric trench structure between the active area of active trenches and the termination area of termination trenches. The asymmetric trench structure has a gate electrode on one side of the trench to turn on and off the channel of the MOS structure effectively and a field plate structure on the other side with field dielectric sufficiently thick in order to sustain the high electric field during the reverse bias condition.

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


Electronic switch and active artificial dielectric
Patent No. 10854761 

Inventor(s): Choon Sae Lee (Dallas, TX), Daivd A. Willis (Dallas, TX), Yang Fan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15085422 on 03/30/2016 (1707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A electrical switch has a first substrate, a first conducting layer disposed on the first substrate, a first dielectric layer disposed on the first conducting layer and a second conducting layer disposed on the first dielectric layer, and the second conducting layer disposed on the second substrate, and a conductive via connected to the first conducting layer and extending through the first dielectric layer. Active dielectric has a first conductor, a first dielectric layer disposed on the first conducting layer, one or more electrical switches disposed on the first dielectric layer, a dielectric layer disposed between neighboring electrical switches, the second dielectric layer disposed on the last electrical switch, and the second conducting layer disposed on the second dielectric layer.

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


Passive magnetic devices
Patent No. 10854810 

Inventor(s): Andrew Arthur Ketterson (Dallas, TX), Xing Gu (Allen, TX), Yongjie Cui (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743367 on 01/15/2020 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A passive magnetic device (PMD) has a base electrode, a multi-port signal structure (MPSS), and a substrate therebetween. The MPSS has a central plate residing in a second plane and at least two port tabs spaced apart from one another and extending from the central plate. The substrate has a central portion that defines a mesh structure between the base electrode and the central plate of the multi-port signal structure. A plurality of magnetic pillars are provided within the mesh structure, wherein each of the plurality of the magnetic pillars are spaced apart from one another and surrounded by a corresponding portion of the mesh structure. The PMD may provide a magnetically self-biased device that may be used as a radio frequency (RF) circulator, an RF isolator, and the like.

[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]


Fluoride compounds as lithium super-ionic conductors, solid electrolyte and coating layer for lithium metal battery and lithium ion battery
Patent No. 10854915 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Ann Arbor, MI), Qiang Bai (College Park, MD), Yifei Mo (Fulton, MD), Ying Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16114946 on 08/28/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: Solid-state lithium ion electrolytes of lithium fluoride based composites are provided which contain an anionic framework capable of conducting lithium ions. Composites of specific formulae are provided and methods to alter the composite materials with inclusion of aliovalent ions shown. Lithium batteries containing the composite lithium ion electrolytes are provided. Electrodes containing the lithium fluoride based composites are also provided.

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


Lithium metal sulfides as lithium super-ionic conductors
Patent No. 10854916 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Ann Arbor, MI), Xingfeng He (Greenbelt, MD), Yifei Mo (Fulton, MD), Ying Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16142217 on 09/26/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: Solid-state lithium ion electrolytes of lithium metal sulfide based composites are provided which contain an anionic framework capable of conducting lithium ions. An activation energy of the lithium metal sulfide composites is from 0.2 to 0.45 eV and conductivities are from 10[superscript]4 [/superscript]to 3.0 mS/cm at 300K. Composites of specific formulae are provided and methods to alter the composite materials with inclusion of aliovalent ions shown. Lithium batteries containing the composite lithium ion electrolytes are also provided. Electrodes containing the lithium metal sulfide based composites and batteries with such electrodes are also provided.

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


Handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus and method
Patent No. 10854948 

Inventor(s): William C. Anderson, III (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): AmpThink, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: AmpThink, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543217 on 08/16/2019 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: A handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus and related method of installation are disclosed. The apparatus/method includes a shell having two parts, a wireless components housing and a lid; and a chassis for the fixedly but detachable mounting within the shell of the wireless electronic components necessary to provide a WiFi signal, as for example a router and an antenna, the chassis equipped with two sets of brackets. One set of brackets provides the anchoring means for the fastening of the lid onto the housing. The second set of brackets allows the enclosure to be mounted on the handrail. Optionally, the chassis is provided with a mounting plate for the mounting of a router and an opening capable of accommodating an antenna without impeding the flow of the antenna signal. Optionally, the weather resistant handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus also comprises a gasket.

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


USB type-C/PD controller having integrated VBUS to CC short protection
Patent No. 10855069 

Inventor(s): Pulkit Shah (Bangalore, , IN), Rajdeep Mukhopadhyay (Bangalore, , IN), Vinod Joseph Menezes (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15955214 on 04/17/2018 (959 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)


Zero current detector
Patent No. 10855164 

Inventor(s): Srinivas Venkata Veeramreddi (Bengaluru, , IN), Subhash Sahni (Dehradun, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122953 on 09/06/2018 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch-mode power supply and a zero current detector for use therein. A zero current detector includes an input stage and an output stage. The output stage is coupled to the input stage. The output stage includes a detector output terminal, a first transistor, and a second transistor. The first transistor includes an input terminal and a control terminal. The input terminal is coupled to the detector output terminal. The control terminal is coupled to the input stage. The second transistor includes an input terminal, a control terminal, and an output terminal. The input terminal is coupled to the control terminal of the first transistor. The control terminal is coupled to the input terminal of the second transistor. The output terminal is coupled to ground.

[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]


Voltage slew rate limiters for transformer-based switching power converters
Patent No. 10855192 

Inventor(s): Zaohong Yang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Blank Rome LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16538963 on 08/13/2019 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transformer-based switching power converter can include a slew rate limiter coupled to the switching stage and configured to limit rate of change of voltage across one or more switching devices of the switching stage, thereby reducing voltage spikes appearing on the secondary winding. The slew rate limiter may be configured to selectively operate to limit rate of change of voltage across one or more switching devices of the switching stage during startup of the switching stage, upon waking from burst mode, or at any time when zero voltage switching of the one or more switching devices is unavailable. The slew rate limiter can include at least one circuit element configured to selectively alter a time constant of a gate drive circuit of at least one switching device in the switching stage to increase a turn-on transition time of the at least one switching device.

[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]


Amplifier class AB output stage
Patent No. 10855239 

Inventor(s): Vadim Valerievich Ivanov (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16568306 on 09/12/2019 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier includes an input stage, a folded cascode stage, and a class AB output stage. The folded cascode stage is coupled to the input stage. The class AB output stage is coupled to the folded cascode stage. The class AB output stage includes a high-side output transistor, a low-side output transistor, and a high-side feedback circuit that is coupled to the high-side output transistor. The high-side feedback circuit includes a high-side sense transistor and a high-side feedback transistor. The high-side sense transistor includes a control terminal that is coupled to a control terminal of the high-side output transistor. The high-side feedback transistor is coupled to an output of the high-side sense transistor and to the folded cascode stage. A first output of the folded cascode stage is coupled to the control terminal of the high-side sense transistor and to the control terminal of the high-side output transistor.

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


Structures for spatial power-combining devices
Patent No. 10855240 

Inventor(s): Christo Bojkov (Plano, TX), Robert Charles Dry (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191541 on 11/15/2018 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improved structures for spatial power-combining devices are disclosed. A spatial power-combining device includes a plurality of amplifier assemblies and each amplifier assembly includes a body structure that supports an input antenna structure, an amplifier, and an output antenna structure. According to embodiments disclosed herein, the body structure comprises a material that is configured to provide the spatial power-combining device with reduced weight while maintaining good thermal dissipation for heat generated by the amplifiers. In certain embodiments, the body structure may comprise an allotrope of carbon such as graphite or graphene, among others. In certain embodiments, the body structure may include one or more thermal vias configured to dissipate heat from the amplifier.

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


Unreleased plane acoustic wave resonators
Patent No. 10855251 

Inventor(s): Ting-Ta Yen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15671996 on 08/08/2017 (1211 days app to issue)

Abstract: Unreleased plane acoustic wave (PAW) resonators are disclosed. An example unreleased PAW resonator includes a substrate, a first acoustic reflector disposed on the substrate, and a piezoelectric layer disposed on the first acoustic reflector, wherein the first acoustic reflector and the piezoelectric layer are unreleased from the substrate.

[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)


Miller Clamp driver with feedback bias control
Patent No. 10855263 

Inventor(s): Arun Rao (San Jose, CA), Shuing Ju (Santa Clara, CA), Wenxiao Tan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428345 on 05/31/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects provide for a circuit including a voltage supply, a driver, and a feedback bias circuit. The driver includes a first p-type field effect transistor (FET) and a first n-type FET. The voltage supply has an input and an output. The driver has a first input coupled to the voltage supply output, a second input coupled to a first node, and an output coupled to a second node. The first p-type FET has a gate coupled to the output of the driver, a source coupled to the voltage supply output, and a drain coupled to the second node. The first n-type FET has a gate coupled to the output of the second driver, a drain coupled to the second node, and a source coupled to a ground node. The feedback bias circuit has an input coupled to the second node and an output coupled to the voltage supply input.

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


Multi-level turn-off circuit and related methods
Patent No. 10855275 

Inventor(s): Arun Rao (San Jose, CA), Mayank Garg (Murphy, TX), Shu-Ing Ju (Santa Clara, CA), Wei Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399611 on 04/30/2019 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed for a multi-level turn-off circuit. An example power delivery circuit includes a two-level turn-off circuit to be coupled to a first switch to reduce a first gate voltage of the first switch from a first voltage to a second voltage when a current flowing through the first switch is greater than an over-current threshold, the two-level turn-off circuit including a second switch, a voltage-current-voltage buffer to reduce a second gate voltage of the second switch from a third voltage to a fourth voltage, and a comparator circuit to turn off the second switch when the second gate voltage is the fourth voltage, and a driver to be coupled to the first switch to turn off the first switch when the second gate voltage is the fourth voltage.

[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]


Field programmable transistor arrays
Patent No. 10855285 

Inventor(s): Carl Sechen (Allen, TX), Gaurav Rajavendra Reddy (Dallas, TX), Georgios Makris (Dallas, TX), Jingxiang Tian (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668907 on 10/30/2019 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: Illustrative embodiments provide a field-programmable transistor array and a method of making an integrated circuit comprising a field-programmable transistor array. The field-programmable transistor array comprises a plurality of logic cells. Each of the plurality of logic cells comprises a plurality of columns of transistors. Each of the plurality of columns of transistors comprises a plurality of first transistors and a plurality of second transistors. Each of the plurality of first transistors are individually programmable to be either always on, always off, or to be controlled by a logic signal to be on or off. Each of the plurality of second transistors are configured to be programmed to be always on or always off.

[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]


High linearity phase interpolator
Patent No. 10855294 

Inventor(s): Ali Kiaei (San Jose, CA), Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Kai Yiu Tam (Santa Clara, CA), Reza Hoshyar (San Jose, CA), Wenting Zhou (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346524 on 11/08/2016 (1484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high linearity phase interpolator (PI) is disclosed. A phase value parameter indicative of a desired phase difference between an output signal and an input clock signal edge may be provided by control logic. A first capacitor may be charged for a first period of time with a first current that is proportional to the phase value parameter to produce a first voltage on the capacitor that is proportional to the phase value parameter. The first capacitor may be further charged for a second period of time with a second current that has a constant value to form a voltage ramp offset by the first voltage. A reference voltage may be compared to the voltage ramp during the second period of time. The output signal may be asserted at a time when the voltage ramp equals the reference voltage.

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


Systems with pairs of voltage level shifter switches to couple voltage level shifters to anti-aliasing filters
Patent No. 10855307 

Inventor(s): Kyl Scott (Richardson, TX), Vishnu Ravinuthula (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16809927 on 03/05/2020 (271 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery-operated device comprises: a first battery cell having a voltage; a second battery cell having a voltage; a first anti-aliasing filter operable to be coupled to the first battery cell; a second anti-aliasing filter operable to be coupled to the second battery cell; an analog-to-digital converter operable to be coupled to the first anti-aliasing filter during a first period of time or the second anti-aliasing filter during a second period of time different than the first period of time; and wherein the second anti-aliasing filter is charged during the first period of time and the first anti-aliasing filter is charged during the second period of time.

[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]


Crosstalk reduction in receiver inductive loop using capturing loop in transmitting inductive loop
Patent No. 10855333 

Inventor(s): Kumar Anurag Shrivastava (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16021175 on 06/28/2018 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inductively coupled multi-channel digital isolator where the transmitter and receiver inductive loops of a given channel are coplanar. In the case where two adjacent channels flow data in opposite directions, the receiver inductive loops of a given channel include a large, generally conventional loop portion and a small loop portion that is located inside the transmitter inductive loops of the adjacent channels. The sizes of the small loop portion and the conventional loop portion are generally in the ratio of the magnetic flux in the conventional loop portion to the magnetic flux in the transmitter inductive loop. This size relationship results in the voltage of the small loop portion being very close but opposite in sign to the voltage in the conventional loop portion. As a result, there is minimal crosstalk from the transmitter inductive loop of one channel to the receiver inductive loop of the adjacent channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) repeater system
Patent No. 10855363 

Inventor(s): Dale Robert Anderson (Colleyville, TX), Glen Raggio (Mesquite, TX), Ilesh V. Patel (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16403380 on 05/03/2019 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a diversity bi-directional repeater is disclosed. The diversity bi-directional repeater can include a first interface port, a second interface port, a 1[superscript]st [/superscript]first-direction signal amplification and filtering path communicatively coupled between the first interface port and the second interface port, and a 1[superscript]st [/superscript]second direction signal amplification and filtering path communicatively coupled between the first interface port and the second interface port. The diversity bi-directional repeater can further include a third interface port, a fourth interface port, a 2[superscript]nd [/superscript]first-direction signal amplification and filtering path communicatively coupled between the third interface port and the fourth interface port, and a 2[superscript]nd [/superscript]second direction signal amplification and filtering path communicatively coupled between the third interface port and the fourth interface port.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Channel state information for adaptively configured TDD communication systems
Patent No. 10855434 

Inventor(s): Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15958179 on 04/20/2018 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: For a base station or a User Equipment (UE) in communication with each other, the UE is configured by the base station for operation with an adapted Time Division Duplex (TDD) UpLink-DownLink (UL-DL) configuration. The base station configures a UE with resources for obtaining channel and interference measurements in two sets of Transmission Time Intervals (TTIs) and the UE obtains a Channel State Information (CSI) from the channel and interference measurements in the two sets of TTIs.

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


Network data processing driver for a cognitive artificial intelligence system
Patent No. 10855549 

Inventor(s): Ming-Jung Seow (Richmond, TX), Tao Yang (Katy, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16568784 on 09/12/2019 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for processing data collected from network components for analysis by a machine learning engine of a Cognitive AI System. A network data processing driver receives a stream of data from a data collector which obtains data from one or more network data sources. The driver normalizes the stream of data to one or more feature values each corresponding to the network data sources and generates a sample vector from the feature values. The sample vector is formatted to be analyzed by the machine learning engine.

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


Using PCE as SDN controller
Patent No. 10855582 

Inventor(s): Bisong Tao (San Jose, CA), Katherine Zhao (San Jose, CA), Qianglin Quintin Zhao (Boxborough, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16419192 on 05/22/2019 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for transitioning a system from a tradition network to a Software Defined Network (SDN) enabled network. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may comprise the use of a Path Computation Element (PCE) as a central controller. Smooth transition between traditional network and the new SDN enabled network, especially from a cost impact assessment perspective, may be accomplished using the existing PCE components from the current network to function as the central controller of the SDN network is one choice, which not only achieves the goal of having a centralized controller to provide the functionalities needed for the central controller, but also leverages the existing PCE network components.

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


EPC node selection using custom service types
Patent No. 10855645 

Inventor(s): Haibo Qian (Plano, TX), Michael Brown (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC (Redmond, WA)
Law Firm: Ray Quinney Nebeker, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14593178 on 01/09/2015 (2153 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to providing one or more service tags in a Domain name service (DNS) response to indicate the availability of user defined services for a particular peer node in an Evolved Packet Core (EPC). DNS clients can process the DNS response for the service tags and facilitate the selection of peer nodes for a User Equipment (UE) based on the processed service tag(s).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Extending communication services to a consumption device using a proxy device
Patent No. 10855729 

Inventor(s): Gautam G. Reddy (Plano, TX), Jayabharath R. Goluguri (McKinney, TX), Matthew Oommen (Frisco, TX), Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15888699 on 02/05/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for data communications comprising a handset having a processor, a wireless communications device, a speaker and a microphone and one or more software applications operating on the processor that are configured to interface with a voice over long-term evolution (VoLTE) service. A wireless access point coupled to the handset through a local wireless communications media and the wireless communications device, the wireless access point further coupled to a long range wireless communications media and configured to interface with a server that provides VoLTE calling functionality.

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


Method and system for vehicle communications
Patent No. 10855768 

Inventor(s): John Brand (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Norwalk, CT)
Law Firm: McCoy Russell LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16185962 on 11/09/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing data generated in a vehicle group. One example embodiment comprises selectively off-boarding a data set generated at a first vehicle in the vehicle group for storage purposes, the first data set off-boarded to one or more of a second vehicle in the vehicle group and a remote storage device.

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


Declarative security management plugins
Patent No. 10855777 

Inventor(s): Brandon Grooters (Frisco, TX), Chooi Peng Low (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959525 on 04/23/2018 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for a client-server system including a client and a runtime server to provide extended management services utilizing declarative service management plugins. The client may transmit client service data associated with a set of extension declarations of a service plugin package using a client service plugin. The runtime server may add the set of extension declarations to the first set of the management services. The runtime server may receive the client service data from the client. The runtime server may provide a management service of a set of management services for the client that may be based on the client service data and a subset of the set of extension declarations corresponding to the first management service. The first subset of the set of extension declarations may specify how the first management service is provided to the client.

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


Zero touch provisioning
Patent No. 10855829 

Inventor(s): Anthony Burke (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15139300 on 04/26/2016 (1680 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method comprises automatically uploading device information from a first network device in a first operating state to a second network device in response to an event, such as an initial power up. The second network device is part of the cloud, and thus, providing cloud-based services. Subsequent to the uploading of the device information, the first network device receives information controlling the operation of the first network device based on the device information.

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


Systems and methods for blockchain wireless services in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10855838 

Inventor(s): Brian Francis Byrne (Irving, TX), Michael Francis Byrne (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16874391 on 05/14/2020 (201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of providing blockchain wireless services in a controlled environment is provided. The method comprises a wireless communication device associated with an inmate of a controlled environment receiving one of a voice and video call from a device external to the controlled environment. The method further comprises the device placing the received call into a hold state and sending a request for validation of the call via a blockchain, the request identifying at least parties to the call. The method further comprises the device, upon receipt of validation, removing the call from the hold state; and enabling at least one of voice and video functionality for the parties. The method further comprises the wireless communication device sending the request for validation to a telecommunications server and the server conducting real time monitoring of the call. The method further comprises the device continuously recording the call.

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


Charging control with SMF
Patent No. 10855851 

Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564233 on 09/09/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: An SMF receives from an AMF a PDU session create request message requesting establishment of a PDU session for a wireless device. In response to the PDU session create request message, the SMF sends to a CHF a charging policy request message requesting charging policy information for the PDU session. The SMF receives from the CHF a response message comprising the charging policy information for the PDU session. The charging policy information comprises a first charging method. Based on the charging policy information, the SMF determines a charging control rule for the PDU session. The SMF enforces the charging control rule.

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


Saving minimum macroblock data for subsequent encoding of other macroblocks
Patent No. 10856000 

Inventor(s): Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Bangalore, , IN), Shyam Jagannathan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16108422 on 08/22/2018 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video encoder including a first buffer containing a plurality of data values defining a macroblock of pixels of a video frame. The video encoder also includes a second buffer and an entropy encoder coupled to the first and second buffers and configured to encode a macroblock based on another macroblock. The entropy encoder identifies a subset of the data values from the first buffer defining a given macroblock and copies the identified subset to the second buffer, the subset of data values being just those data values used by the entropy encoder when subsequently encoding another macroblock.

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


Decoded picture buffer management
Patent No. 10856007 

Inventor(s): Ye-Kui Wang (San Diego, CA), Ying Chen (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16702045 on 12/03/2019 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described related to output and removal of decoded pictures from a decoded picture buffer (DPB). The example techniques may remove a decoded picture from the DPB prior to coding a current picture. For instance, the example techniques may remove the decoded picture if that decoded picture is not identified in the reference picture set of the current picture.

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


Set-top box, system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality environment
Patent No. 10856047 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15801493 on 11/02/2017 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality environment are presented. In one embodiment, a vertical and horizontal array of set-top boxes is provided and each set-top box includes an identification corresponding to the room in which the set-top box is placed. Each set-top box includes an infrared receiver that receives an infrared signal from a proximate wireless-enabled programmable device and responsive thereto, transmits a data packet including set-top box identification and a proximate wireless-enabled programmable device identification. A server determines the location of the proximate wireless-enabled programmable device based on the data packet.

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


PHY layer parameters for body area network (BAN) devices
Patent No. 10856124 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Mountain View, CA), June Chul Roh (Allen, TX), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX), Timothy M. Schmidl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16039412 on 07/19/2018 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a communication device includes a transceiver with a physical (PHY) layer. The PHY layer is configured for body area network (BAN) operations in a limited multipath environment based on a constant symbol rate for BAN packet transmissions and based on M-ary PSK, differential M-ary PSK or rotated differential M-ary PSK modulation. The PHY layer is configured to transmit and receive data in a frequency band selected from the group consisting of: 402-405 MHz, 420-450 MHz, 863-870 MHz, 902-928 MHz, 950-956 MHz, 2360-2400 MHz, and 2400-2483.5 MHz.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Sending an identifier of a wireless local area network to enable handoff of a mobile station to the wireless local area network
Patent No. 10856189 

Inventor(s): Anit Lohtia (Plano, TX), Miroslav Budic (Plano, TX), Yuqiang Tang (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: 16511991 on 07/15/2019 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a wireless communications network, the presence of a wireless local area network in a cell segment is determined. An identifier of the wireless local area network in the cell segment is sent to at least one mobile station in the cell segment to enable the at least one mobile station to hand off to the wireless local area network. Optionally, information identifying geographic boundaries of cell segments and the wireless local area network can be sent to the at least one mobile station.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and systems for intelligent AMF assignment to minimize re-direction
Patent No. 10856217 

Inventor(s): Ravi Potluri (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423304 on 05/28/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an access and mobility management function (AMF) assignment service is provided. A network device receives an assignment policy for selecting an AMF from a group of available AMFs, wherein the assignment policy includes network slice priorities for available network slices in the RAN; stores the assignment policy; receives, during a registration procedure initiated by an end device, Network Slice Selection Assistance Information (NSSAI); identifies, from the NSSAI, multiple single-NSSAIs (S-NSSAIs); and selects, based on the assignment policy, an AMF for a highest priority S-NSSAI, of the multiple S-NSSAIs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Multi-band concurrent multi-channel receiver
Patent No. 10856225 

Inventor(s): Ram Pratap Aditham (Den Bosch, , NL), Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120154 on 08/31/2018 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system of multiple concurrent receivers is described to process multiple narrow bandwidth wireless signals with arbitrary bandwidth and center frequency separation. These multiple receivers may provide a downconverted signal at the baseband frequency to process signal bandwidth using the lowest power consumption while using fully modular signal processing blocks operating at the low frequency. The concurrent receivers may operate from a single high frequency amplifier and may be derived from a low impedance point to reduce loading and improve scalability. The center frequency and bandwidth of each of the channels as well as phases of each of the channels may be independently reconfigured to achieve scalability, and on-chip test and calibration capability.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Hierarchical CDRX configuration for dynamic bandwidth part management and power saving
Patent No. 10856358 

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: 16295517 on 03/07/2019 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a base station to perform a method construct dynamic hierarchical sub-configurations of bandwidth parts (BWPs) for use in a connected mode discontinuous reception (CDRX) communication session with a user equipment (UE) device. The base station may configure a first BWP at a baseband frequency associated with the CDRX communication session as a default BWP, a second BWP with a wider bandwidth than the first BWP as a transmission BWP, and one or more third BWPs as resting BWPs. The transmission BWP and the one or more resting BWPs may be configured to periodically override the default BWP as the active BWP for a predetermined number of CDRX cycles. The transmission BWP may be utilized, when activated to perform data transmission by UE device, and the one or more resting BWPs may be utilized, when activated, for performing channel measurements.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for managing emergency requests
Patent No. 10856359 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823174 on 03/18/2020 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network component is provided. The network component including a component configured such that the network transmits a response message containing an indicator indicating that a first message is an emergency-related request, and such that the network receives a second message containing information associated with a user equipment (UE).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Cork stopper
Patent No. D903491 

Inventor(s): Edward John Belfour (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Sladkus Law Group (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29709780 on 10/17/2019 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Caged fighting arena
Patent No. D903801 

Inventor(s): Esh”Chadar Brown Ton (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29641816 on 03/26/2018 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ear clip
Patent No. D903878 

Inventor(s): Douglas F. Sutherland (Luxembourg, , LU), Scott J. Smith (Dallas, TX), Tyde Meadows (Hartselle, AL), Valentin Korman (Huntsville, AL)
Assignee(s): Socrates Health Solutions, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29693970 on 06/06/2019 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Color changing circular light
Patent No. D903927 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): London Johnson, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29667934 on 10/25/2018 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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