Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of June 30

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

Patents granted include:
• Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc.'s advertisement scheduler
Accenture Global's cost of healthcare analytics platform
• Bank of America's IoT's multi-layered embedded handshake
• Amazon's network planning and optimization
Futurewei's robot navigation and object tracking
• An unassigned drown-proof bee feeder

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of June 30, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 14
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 6
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 5

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Manu Kurian (Dallas) 4
Alvaro F. Guillem (Lantana) 2
Avid Ghamsari (Frisco) 2
Baher S. Haroun (Allen) 2
David Patrick Magee (Allen) 2
Donald Jeffrey Keyser (Southlake) 2
Farooq Khan (Allen) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
Gopi Kancharla (Frisco) 2
Jason Hoover (Grapevine) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

139 days
Methods of forming an asphalt shingle waste powder filled coating
Patent No. 10697133-B1
Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas)
Inventors: Dale Kelley (Flower MoundS), James Svec (Kearney), Kirby Erickson (Waxahachie), Kris Edelsward (Lockport, NY), Michael T. Ferraro (Savannah), Paul Richardson (Euless)

4,074 days
System, method and computer readable medium for placing advertisements into web pages
Patent No. 10699235-B2
Assignee: Oracle America Inc. (Redwood Shores, CA)
Inventor: Robert R Hauser (Frisco)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Drown proof bee feeder
Patent No. 10694721 

Inventor(s): Michael Ray Solano (Blue Ridge, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15710631 on 09/20/2017 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for feeding bees is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a fluid tray member, a sheet, and a regulating valve. The fluid tray member is configured to hold a fluid for feeding the bees. The sheet is detachably attached on the fluid tray member via a magnetic strip. The regulating valve attached to the sheet is configured to maintain the level of the fluid. The regulating valve is attached to the sheet via a fastener. The sheet further comprises an inlet tube, a plurality of cavities, and a handle enable a user to position the apparatus to a desired location. The fluid is received via the inlet tube into the fluid tray member. The sheet provides a flat surface around the cavities to support each of the bees while feeding the fluid.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Insecticide formulation
Patent No. 10694749 

Inventor(s): George Gu (Dallas, TX), Jeanne Witte (Dallas, TX), Keith Haas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wellmark International (Schaumburg, IL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15622242 on 06/14/2017 (1112 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an insecticide formulation, the insecticide formulation comprising a [i]Bacillus thuringiensis [/i](BT) strain; a floating agent and a disintegration agent bound on a substrate. The substrate has a density greater than 1.

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)


Orthopedic strut with multiple attachment clamps
Patent No. 10695095 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16573194 on 09/17/2019 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are a telescoping, adjustable orthopedic strut for use in conjunction with an external bone fixation (EBF) device and an EBF device that employs the strut. The strut includes swivel hinges at each end, wherein each swivel hinge is lockable in any position within a one hundred eighty degree (180) plane and has a three hundred sixty degree (360) angle of rotation with respect to an orthopedic plate of the EBF device; an outer sleeve; an inner sleeve configured to slide within the outer sleeve; wherein the inner sleeve and outer sleeve may be positioned and fixed with respect to each other to provide an acute adjustment of the length of the strut; a leadscrew threaded into the inner sleeve, wherein the lead screw can be either rotated or fixed in position; and one or more clamping mechanisms for attaching a EBF element to the strut.

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


Methods of designing three-dimensional lattice structures for implants
Patent No. 10695184 

Inventor(s): Jason Tinley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HD LifeSciences LLC (Woburn, MA)
Law Firm: Law Offices of Daniel A. Tesler, LLC (Local + 295 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876903 on 01/22/2018 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: The methods disclosed herein of generating three-dimensional lattice structures and reducing stress shielding have applications including use in medical implants. One method of generating a three-dimensional lattice structure can be used to generate a structure lattice and/or a lattice scaffold to support bone or tissue growth. One method of reducing stress shielding includes generating a structural lattice to provide sole mechanical spacing across an area for desired bone or tissue growth. Some examples can use a repeating modified rhombic dodecahedron or radial dodeca-rhombus unit cell. Some methods are also capable of providing a lattice structure with anisotropic properties to better suit the lattice for its intended purpose.

[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]


Apparatus and method for treatment of dry eye using radio frequency heating
Patent No. 10695219 

Inventor(s): Gregory L. Almond (Keller, TX), Kevin D. O”Brien (Coppell, TX), Paul R. Herchman, Jr. (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): THERMIGEN, LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Hoxie Associates LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15482480 on 04/07/2017 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a treatment probe and method for treating dry eye. The treatment probe may include a thin stainless steel tip, a spacer to ensure proper contact and protect the skin of a patient, a sensor to provide temperature feedback to the power supply providing RF energy to the treatment probe. The treatment focuses on a patient”s temple and periorbital area.

[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]


AMPK agonist topical medication for the treatment of certain specific medical conditions, methods of use thereof and wound dressing employing the same
Patent No. 10695287 

Inventor(s): David H. Hitt, II (Dallas, TX), Dennis I. Robbins (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CerSci Therapeutics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16119024 on 08/31/2018 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A topical medication including a therapeutically effective amount of an AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) agonist for use in the treatment of one or more the human or animal medical conditions. The medical conditions include, but are not limited to: shingles (herpes zoster), post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), gout, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, insect-related wheals, urushiol-related rash, psoriasis, herpes simplex, atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, neurotrophic ulcers, first- and second-degree burns (e.g., sunburn and chemical), fibromyalgia, rubeola, and acne. Also disclosed are a method of employing the composition and a wound dressing incorporating a therapeutically effective amount of an AMPK agonist in combination with an antimicrobial agent.

[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)


Microporous zirconium silicate for the treatment of hyperkalemia
Patent No. 10695365 

Inventor(s): Alvaro F. Guillem (Lantana, TX), Donald Jeffrey Keyser (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ZS PHARMA, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15878120 on 01/23/2018 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to novel microporous zirconium silicate compositions that are formulated to remove toxins, e.g. potassium ions, from the gastrointestinal tract at an elevated rate without causing undesirable side effects. The preferred formulations are designed avoid increase in pH of urine in patients and/or avoid potential entry of particles into the bloodstream of the patient. Also disclosed is a method for preparing high purity crystals of ZS-9 exhibiting an enhanced level of potassium exchange capacity. These compositions are particularly useful in the therapeutic treatment of hyperkalemia.

[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)


Microporous zirconium silicate and diuretics for the reduction of potassium and treatment of chronic kidney and/or chronic heart disease
Patent No. 10695366 

Inventor(s): Alvaro F. Guillem (Lantana, TX), Donald Jeffrey Keyser (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ZS PHARMA, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925348 on 03/19/2018 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to novel methods of using microporous zirconium silicate to reduce the risk of hyperkalemia and to lower aldosterone levels in the treatment of chronic kidney disease and/or chronic heart disease with therapies comprising diuretics. The invention provides a safe way to reduce the risk of hyperkalemia and to lower aldosterone. The invention also relates to treatment of other conditions that can occur either alone or in connection with hyperkalemia, chronic kidney disease, and/or chronic heart disease.

[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)


Predilution sets for distributing antigens
Patent No. 10695423 

Inventor(s): Jovan Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ROCA Medical Ltd. (London, , GB)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16654887 on 10/16/2019 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for delivering allergens to a pharmacist in a pre-diluted kit form, comprising providing a bulk container of base concentrate antigen containing at least one antigen at a predetermined concentrated level, creating a sequential and more diluted sequence of antigens, providing a plurality of end-use sealable containers that can receive a finite end amount of diluted antigens, dispensing from each of sequential bulk containers a finite end amount of diluted antigens into one of the plurality of end-use sealable containers, wherein the end-use seal containers filled from each of the sequential bulk containers comprises a group of end-use sealable containers associated with each of the sequential bulk containers, sealing each of the end-use containers after diluted antigens are disposed therein, and disposing a select number of the sealed end-use sealable containers from each of the groups of end-use sealable containers into a container comprising a kit.

[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)


Intravascular devices, systems, and methods to address eye disorders
Patent No. 10695541 

Inventor(s): Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Stephen Michael (Maple Grove, MN), Zachary Tegels (Minneapolis, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698607 on 11/27/2019 (216 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include accessing an artery in communication with an ophthalmic artery of a subject, and advancing a microcatheter along the accessed artery so as to align a distal end of the microcatheter with an ostium of the ophthalmic artery, wherein the microcatheter includes a lumen having a guidewire positioned therein. In addition, the method includes proximally withdrawing the guidewire relative to the microcatheter so as to enable a distal portion of the microcatheter to assume a curved relaxed configuration, and cannulating the ostium with the distal portion of the microcatheter when the distal portion is in the curved relaxed configuration.

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


Implantable head located radiofrequency coupled neurostimulation system for head pain
Patent No. 10695571 

Inventor(s): Claire Denault (Southlake, 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: 15892605 on 02/09/2018 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided for driving an implantable neurostimulator lead, the lead having an associated plurality of electrodes disposed in at least one array on the lead. The system comprises an implantable pulse generator (IPG), the IPG including an electrode driver, a load system for determining load requirements, an IPG power coupler, and an IPG communication system. The system also includes an external unit, which includes an external variable power generator, an external power coupler, an external communication system, and a controller for varying the power level of the variable power generator.

[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]


Mechanical spinning robot toy
Patent No. 10695686 

Inventor(s): Lenoard J. Stubenfoll (Orland Park, IL)
Assignee(s): Innovation First, Inc. (Greenville, TX)
Law Firm: Much Shelist, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14497266 on 09/25/2014 (2105 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanical spinning robot toy includes a top section and a bottom exposed outer gear section. The top section resembles a robot possibly including a head portion and a body portion which may be integral. Any of a variety of arm-like appendages extends outward from the body. The spinning drive mechanism is within the top section. The bottom section has teeth or cogs capable of meshing with another gear or a rack on any of a variety of accessories to move the robot along a track or to animate the accessories. A lower weighted convex surface portion in the bottom biases the robot upright and facilitates spinning of the robot upright. The top and bottom sections are frictionally fit together to rotate or spin together and to spin separately with respect to each when either the top or bottom sections are not allowed to spin.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


 

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

Self-powered welding systems and methods
Patent No. 10695876 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Sniderman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CRC-EVANS PIPELINE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15560954 on 11/24/2015 (1680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weld system for welding two pipes includes a frame, a plurality of rollers, a drive motor, a brake system, an inspection detector, a weld torch, one or more battery cells and one or more processors. The frame is configured to be placed within the pipes. The plurality of rollers is configured to rotatably support the frame. The drive motor drives the rollers to move the frame within the pipes. The brake system secures the frame from movement at a desired location within the pipes. The weld torch, the inspection detector and the one or more battery cells are carried by the frame. The inspection detector is configured to detect a characteristic of an interface region between the pipes. The one or more battery cells are configured to power the drive motor, the inspection detector and the weld torch.

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


Robot navigation and object tracking
Patent No. 10695911 

Inventor(s): Wei Jiang (Santa Clara, CA), Wei Wang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15870626 on 01/12/2018 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of tracking an object and navigating an object tracking robot includes receiving tracking sensor input representing the object and an environment at multiple times, responsive to the tracking sensor input, calculating positions of the robot and the object at the multiple times, and using a computer implemented deep reinforcement learning (DRL) network trained as a function of tracking quality rewards and robot navigation path quality rewards, the DRL network being responsive to the calculated positions of the robot and the object at the multiple times to determine possible actions specifying movement of the object tracking robot from a current position of the robot and target, determine quality values (Q-values) for the possible actions, and select an action as a function of the Q-values. A method of training the DRL network is also included.

[B25J] MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES (robotic devices for individually picking fruits, vegetables, hops or the like A01D 46/30; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; means for holding wheels or parts thereof B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; arrangements for handling fuel or other materials which are used within nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; structural combination of manipulators with cells or rooms shielded against radiation G21F 7/06) [5]


Vehicle coolant flow control during maximum AC cooling condition
Patent No. 10696134 

Inventor(s): David W. Cosgrove (Royal Oak, MI), Hidekazu Hirabayashi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15434521 on 02/16/2017 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods can determine whether an air conditioning (AC) system of the vehicle is being operated under a maximum cooling condition. Responsive to determining that the AC system is being operated under the maximum cooling condition, it can be determined whether vehicle fluid temperatures meet associated predetermined thresholds. If none of the vehicle fluid temperatures meet the associated predetermined thresholds, a heater core valve can be switched to a closed position to reduce a flow rate of the coolant through a heater core. If one or more of the vehicle fluid temperatures meet the associated predetermined thresholds, the heater core valve can be switched to an open position to increase the flow rate of the coolant through the heater core. Such systems can force coolant to flow through the heater core to reduce vehicle fluid temperatures even when the AC system is being operated under the maximum cooling condition.

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


Regenerative braking controller for electric motors
Patent No. 10696163 

Inventor(s): Aravind Samba Murthy (Atlanta, GA), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16366263 on 03/27/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of regenerative braking includes providing an electric motor including at least one stator and a rotor, a speed of the rotor, a motor controller that regulates a current level in the stator winding, a power inverter which controls an energy flow to the stator terminal, and an energy storage system (ESS) which exchanges energy with the motor. A battery management circuit is between the power inverter and the ESS, and a processor has an associated memory storing a regenerative braking (RB) algorithm. The RB algorithm during braking causes the motor controller to execute determining an RB torque value from the rotor speed that maximizes regenerative braking current, and the power inverter is used to redirect the RB current to maximize a power transfer from the motor to the ESS.

[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]


Pull actuator release for reclining seats
Patent No. 10696191 

Inventor(s): Sebastiaan Does (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15773043 on 06/07/2016 (1484 days app to issue)

Abstract: Seat assemblies including a substantially perpendicular pull actuator release are described. The seat assemblies can include a seat and a seat recline mechanism. The seat can include a back portion and a seat pan. The seat recline mechanism can include a gas spring, a control cable, an actuator, a frame, and a lever. The gas spring can include a release mechanism. The actuator can couple to a first end of the control cable. The lever can include a pivot location, a first arm, and a second arm. The first arm can couple to the second end of the control cable. The lever can respond to a pulling force exerted by the actuator on the control cable by rotating about the pivot location such that the second arm engages the release mechanism of the gas spring to allow the back portion to rotate relative to the seat pan.

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


Automatic brake light activation system
Patent No. 10696214 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Sata (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15867481 on 01/10/2018 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for automatically activating brake lights for a vehicle. The system includes a brake pedal sensor for detecting whether a brake pedal is engaged. The system includes an accelerometer configured to detect whether the vehicle is decelerating and a magnitude of deceleration. The system includes an ECU configured to determine whether the magnitude of deceleration exceeds a deceleration threshold when deceleration of the vehicle is detected and when the brake pedal is not engaged. The system includes a brake light configured to be activated when the brake pedal is engaged or when the ECU determines the magnitude of deceleration exceeds the deceleration threshold when deceleration of the vehicle is detected and when the brake pedal is not engaged.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]


Use of a lenticular lens array to apply a display inside of a vehicle
Patent No. 10696239 

Inventor(s): Chungchih Chou (Ann Arbor, MI), Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul D. Schmalenberg (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: 16203474 on 11/28/2018 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for displaying data inside of a vehicle includes a main body including a substrate forming a display surface and defining a vehicle interior. The system also includes a plurality of lenticular lenses located on the display surface. The system also includes an eye tracker designed to detect a location of eyes of a person relative to the display surface. The system also includes a light source designed to generate light to produce an image via the plurality of lenticular lenses. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the eye tracker and the light source and designed to determine the location of the eyes relative to the display surface and to control the light source to center the image based on the location of the eyes relative to the display surface.

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


Automated system for car access in retail environment
Patent No. 10696274 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16748363 on 01/21/2020 (161 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for vehicle access in a retail environment with limited human intervention. Systems and methods described herein may associate a vehicle with a physical location, and/or may enable a user to use a mobile device to select a vehicle for a test drive. The system may provide access to (e.g., unlock) the vehicle, and may track test drive information across one or more users.

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


Electronic all-wheel-drive escape systems and methods
Patent No. 10696288 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI), Shinichiro Tomoda (Kasuga, , JP)
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: 15803629 on 11/03/2017 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for an assist mode in a motorized vehicle includes receiving signals from a plurality of vehicle sensors monitoring respective conditions of the vehicle; an assist mode circuit determining whether a loss-of-traction condition is being experienced by the vehicle using information in the signals received from at least one of the plurality of vehicle sensors; activating an assist mode of the vehicle if the assist mode circuit determines that a loss-of-traction condition is being experienced, wherein the assist mode alters vehicle drive train characteristics.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


Auto rack car conversions and deck adjustments
Patent No. 10696310 

Inventor(s): Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX), Victor M. Mankarious (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416803 on 05/20/2019 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for transporting vehicles includes a railcar, a deck, a fastener, a screw, and a travelling nut. The deck is positioned within the railcar and is for supporting a plurality of vehicles. The fastener is coupled to the deck and operable to couple the deck to a wall of the railcar. The fastener prevents a vertical position of the deck within the railcar to be adjusted when the deck is coupled to the wall by the fastener. The screw is coupled to the railcar and the travelling nut is operably coupled to the screw. The travelling nut is operable to adjust a vertical position of the deck within the railcar as a position of the travelling nut on the screw changes when the screw is turned.

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


Extended range quad tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10696391 

Inventor(s): Alan Carl Ewing (Keller, TX), Eric Ricardo Gonzalez (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Mark Loring Isaac (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815411 on 11/16/2017 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: A quad tiltrotor aircraft has a longitudinally extending fuselage with forward and aft stations. A forward wing having first and second outboard ends extends laterally from the forward station. An aft wing having first and second outboard ends extends laterally from the aft station. First and second forward rotors are respectively coupled proximate the first and second outboard ends of the forward wing and are tiltable relative to the forward wing between vertical lift and forward thrust orientations. First and second aft rotors are respectively coupled proximate the first and second outboard ends of the aft wing and are tiltable relative to the aft wing between vertical lift and forward thrust orientations. The forward rotors are higher disk-loading rotors than the aft rotors. The aft rotors are foldable in the forward flight mode to provide extended range for the quad tiltrotor aircraft.

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


Tray table arms with rotation stopper override
Patent No. 10696407 

Inventor(s): Armando Valdes (Krum, TX), Girish J. Malligere (Lake Dallas, TX), Melinda A. Izzo (Denton, TX), Michael Willey (Denton, TX), Naintzu Chang (Denton, TX), Shaka Thornhill (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15751225 on 04/21/2016 (1531 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are assemblies that include elements of a tray table, such as for an aircraft or other passenger craft. A tray table body can be movable between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration. A set of arms may support the table body relative to a seat back in the stowed configuration and in the deployed configuration. In response to movement of the seat back (such as in a crash scenario), the arms may permit release of a constraint of the tray table body that would otherwise inhibit the tray table body from moving with the seat back.

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


Flexible convertible hotplate adapter for rounded vessels and objects
Patent No. 10701765 

Inventor(s): Bernard Robert McKellar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628095 on 06/20/2017 (1106 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an article or device to facilitate the heating of rounded vessels and other rounded objects comprising a flexible polymeric support having a plurality of folds so as to form the flexible polymeric support into a plurality of nested, concentric hollow cylindrical portions whose respective upper edges can be arranged and fixed into two or more configurations to accommodate at least two respective spherical section contours of respective different sizes. The present invention facilitates the heating of rounded, regularly-shaped or irregularly-shaped vessels or objects by presenting a flexible polymeric support surface. The flexible polymeric support surface is sufficiently malleable so as to be adapted for heating such objects or containers, and may be incorporated into an arrangement or system for heating such a container or object, and/or for stirring its contents, while being supported by the article or device of the present invention.

[B01L] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE (apparatus for medical or pharmaceutical purposes A61; apparatus for industrial purposes or laboratory apparatus whose construction and performance are comparable to that of similar industrial apparatus, see the relevant classes for industrial apparatus, particularly subclasses of B01 and C12; separating or distilling apparatus B01D; mixing or stirring devices B01F; atomisers B05B; sieves B07B; corks, bungs B65D; handling liquids in general B67; vacuum pumps F04; siphons F04F 10/00; taps, stop-cocks F16K; tubes, tube joints F16L; apparatus specially adapted for investigating or analysing materials G01, particularly G01N; electrical or optical apparatus, see the relevant classes in sections G and H)


 

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

Pharmaceutical targeting of a mammalian cyclic di-nucleotide signaling pathway
Patent No. 10696710 

Inventor(s): Chuo Chen (Dallas, TX), Heping Shi (Dallas, TX), Jiaxi Wu (Dallas, TX), Lijun Sun (Dallas, TX), Zhijian Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dechert LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16714595 on 12/13/2019 (200 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cyclic-GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) and cyclic-GMP-AMP (cGAMP), including 23-cGAMP, 22-cGAMP, 32-cGAMP and 33-GAMP, are used in pharmaceutical formulations (including vaccine adjuvants), drug screens, therapies, and diagnostics.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


Star macromolecules for personal and home care
Patent No. 10696798 

Inventor(s): Nicolay Tsarevsky (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Law Firm: Ulmer and Berne LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286267 on 02/26/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polymer composition comprising star macromolecules is provided. Each star macromolecule has a core and five or more arms, wherein the number of arms within a star macromolecule varies across the composition of star molecules. The arms on a star are covalently attached to the core of the star; each arm comprises one or more (co)polymer segments; and at least one arm and/or at least one segment exhibits a different solubility from at least one other arm or one other segment, respectively, in a reference liquid of interest.

[C08F] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (production of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from lower carbon number hydrocarbons, e.g. by oligomerisation, C10G 50/00; fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P; graft polymerisation of monomers containing carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds on to fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials D06M 14/00) [2]


Oxidative breakers in a silicone based suspension
Patent No. 10696887 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Sifferman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Flotek Chemistry, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15595878 on 05/15/2017 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oxidative breaker system for use in reducing the viscosity of a polysaccharide-based or derivatized polysaccharide-based suspension includes a silicone carrier fluid, an oxidizer, and a suspension aid. The suspension aid is preferably fumed silica. The oxidizer may be selected from the group consisting of alkali metal peroxide, transition metal peroxide, persulfate compound, bromide compound, and bromate compound. In highly preferred embodiments, the oxidizer is magnesium peroxide or calcium peroxide. Alternative carrier fluids and suspension agents are also included in the art. Also disclosed is a method for breaking a polysaccharide-based suspension with the inventive oxidative breaker system.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Lubricant compositions comprising core-shell nanoparticles
Patent No. 10696916 

Inventor(s): Pranesh Aswath (Grapevine, TX), Richard B. Timmons (Arlington, TX), Vinay Sharma (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593444 on 05/12/2017 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: Lubricant compositions, core-shell nanoparticles, and related methods are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a lubricant composition includes a plurality of core-shell nanoparticles. The nanoparticles include a core, a first shell disposed on the core, and a second shell disposed on the first shell. The first shell is formed from a siliceous material and the second shell is formed from a hydrophobic material. The first and second shells form functional coatings that reduce wear and friction of parts lubricated with the lubricant composition.

[C10M] LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS (well drilling compositions C09K 8/02); USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES EITHER ALONE OR AS LUBRICATING INGREDIENTS IN A LUBRICATING COMPOSITION (mould release, i.e. separating, agents for metals B22C 3/00, for plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 33/56, for glass C03B 40/02; textile lubricating compositions D06M 11/00, D06M 13/00, D06M 15/00; immersion oils for microscopy G02B 21/33) [4]


Nucleic acids encoding antibodies with high affinity for Alpha-Klotho
Patent No. 10697963 

Inventor(s): Makoto Kuro-o (Dallas, TX), Orson W. Moe (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), The Governing Council of the University of Toronto (Toronto, , CA)
Law Firm: Fitch Even Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261141 on 01/29/2019 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antibody and/or binding fragment thereof, wherein the antibody and/or binding fragment thereof specifically binds to an epitope of a Klotho polypeptide, optionally a folded Klotho or optionally with a dissociation constant (K[subscript]D[/subscript]) of about 2 nM or less, as measured by competitive ELISA assay, methods of making and using to diagnose kidney diseases.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Modular flooring tiles and system
Patent No. 10697130 

Inventor(s): Chad H Jones (Frisco, TX), Marcos Gonzalez (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Signature Systems Group LLC (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Metz Lewis Brodman Must O”Keefe LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16241487 on 01/07/2019 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: Modular floor tiles include a first surface configured to receive weight. The first surface is supported by primary walls interior to and extending the full height of the tiles, and which may be intersecting to form a grid. Secondary walls of a lesser height support the primary walls, may be non-linear such as circular, and may support either side of vertices of intersecting primary walls. Joining members and corresponding receivers in the sides of tiles are dimensioned to engage one another from adjacent tiles to join the tiles and restrict lateral movement. Fastener(s) in each tile are associated with slots and may be selectively moved between unlocked and locked positions to restrict vertical movement. Some embodiments include cable channels with corresponding cover plates, and inclined portions providing ramps. Any number and combination of tiles may be connected to one another to form a modular flooring system.

[E01C] CONSTRUCTION OF, OR SURFACES FOR, ROADS, SPORTS GROUNDS, OR THE LIKE; MACHINES OR AUXILIARY TOOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR (forming road or like surfaces by compacting or grading snow or ice E01H)


Methods of forming an asphalt shingle waste powder filled coating
Patent No. 10697133 

Inventor(s): Dale Kelley (Flower Mound, TX), James Svec (Kearney, NJ), Kirby Erickson (Waxahachie, TX), Kris Edelsward (Lockport, NY), Michael T. Ferraro (Savannah, GA), Paul Richardson (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16789268 on 02/12/2020 (139 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, asphalt shingle waste (ASW) is obtained. In some embodiments, sufficient grinding steps and screening steps can be performed on the ASW to result in ASW powder. In some embodiments, the grinding steps and screening steps can exclude wet extraction steps. In some embodiments, ASW powder and an asphalt coating can be fed into at least one first mixer to form a mixture of the ASW powder and the asphalt coating. In some embodiments, the mixture of the ASW powder and the asphalt coating can be heated to form a heated mixture. In some embodiments, the heated mixture of the ASW powder and the asphalt coating can be conveyed to at least one second mixer. In some embodiments, at least one filler material can be combined with the heated mixture in the second mixer to obtain an ASW powder filled coating.

[E01C] CONSTRUCTION OF, OR SURFACES FOR, ROADS, SPORTS GROUNDS, OR THE LIKE; MACHINES OR AUXILIARY TOOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR (forming road or like surfaces by compacting or grading snow or ice E01H)


 

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

Workholding system using quarter turn device
Patent No. 10695877 

Inventor(s): Richard V. Miller (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Elijah Tooling, Inc. (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883991 on 01/30/2018 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A workholding system includes a quarter turn fastener used in workholding applications to quickly hold and release objects, such as tooling, parts, and plates. In one embodiment, a T-slot fastener facilitates the creation of an entire workholding system that facilitates the rapid installation of studs into receiving members. The compact design also makes possible the ability to insert the quarter turn fastener into a device that can fit into a T-slot and still have considerable holding power. The system is lower in cost than other solutions.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Generation of a pulsed jet by jet vectoring through a nozzle with multiple outlets
Patent No. 10697395 

Inventor(s): Paul S. Krueger (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14796772 on 07/10/2015 (1817 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of producing a pulsatile jet flow from a substantially constant flow primary jet in a way that is mechanically efficient, easy to implement, and allows direct control over pulse duration and pulsing frequency is disclosed herein. The invention includes at least two components: (a) a constant flow fluid jet produced by any normal method (e.g., propeller) that can be directionally vectored fluidically, mechanically, or electromagnetically and (b) a nozzle with multiple outlets (orifices) through which the vectored jet may be directed. By alternately vectoring the jet through different outlets, a transient (pulsatile) flow at an outlet is obtained even with a substantially constant primary jet flow. Additionally, the nozzle outlets may be oriented in different directions to provide thrust vectoring, making the invention useful for maneuvering, directional control, etc.

[F02K] JET-PROPULSION PLANTS (arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in land vehicles or vehicles in general B60K; arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in waterborne vessels B63H; controlling aircraft attitude, flight direction, or altitude by jet reaction B64C; arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in aircraft B64D; plants characterised by the power of the working fluid being divided between jet propulsion and another form of propulsion, e.g. propeller, F02B, F02C; features of jet-propulsion plants common to gas-turbine plants, air intakes or fuel supply control of air-breathing jet-propulsion plants F02C)


Rotatable support fixture for wind turbine blade
Patent No. 10697437 

Inventor(s): Alberto J. Alvarez (Fort Worth, TX), Andrew J. Sullivan (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BNSF Logistics, LLC (Springdale, AR)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552625 on 08/27/2019 (308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support fixture for a wind turbine blade that enables rotation of the blade about its longitudinal axis, and which includes a conformal insert. A selectively deployable stacking frame portion is provided. The support fixture is interchangeably useful for rail, ocean, barge, and truck transportation modes, as well as for static storage.

[F03D] WIND MOTORS


Supplemental lubrication pressurized by component or reservoir rotation
Patent No. 10697586 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15684920 on 08/23/2017 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example lubrication system for a rotating component has a primary lubrication system providing continuous lubrication during normal operation of the rotating component and secondary lubrication system with a reservoir co-rotating with the component. The reservoir is continuously replenished from the primary lubrication system during normal operation of the rotating system, with the lubricant being forced through a discharge orifice by the centrifugal force generated by the rotation toward, for example, a bearing or a gear. When the primary pressurized lubrication system fails, lubrication will continue to be provided by the lubricant in the supplemental lubricant reservoir while the rotation speed or power supplied to the shaft is controllably decreased in an emergency.

[F16N] LUBRICATING


Flue baffle
Patent No. 10697668 

Inventor(s): Glenn W. Kowald (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15457267 on 03/13/2017 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flue shield and mesh baffle are described for use within HVAC systems and inside of a combustion chamber. The shield or baffle can be installed around the burner and within the combustion chamber to help dissipate heat that builds up as a result of the combustion of gas and air. An air gap is created between the flue shield and the inner surfaces of the combustion chamber and heat exchanger tubes. A mesh baffle can provide heat insulation and noise dampening. Installation of a flue shield or mesh baffle provides better efficiency than insulation solutions, reduces stresses on the heat exchanger, and provides safety benefits.

[F24H] FLUID HEATERS, e.g. WATER OR AIR HEATERS, HAVING HEAT-GENERATING MEANS, IN GENERAL (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; tube furnaces for thermal non-catalytic cracking C10G 9/20; devices, e.g. valves, for venting and aerating enclosures F16K 24/00; steam traps or like apparatus F16T; steam generation F22; combustion apparatus F23; domestic stoves or ranges F24B, F24C; domestic- or space-heating systems F24D; furnaces, kilns, ovens, retorts F27; heat-exchangers F28; electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)


Reversing valve
Patent No. 10697675 

Inventor(s): Chris McHugh (Plano, TX), Eric Giles (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027476 on 07/05/2018 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reversing valve comprising a valve body having an internal cavity therein and an input port, output port and first and second reversing ports. A baffle is located within the internal cavity and is configured to rotate around a pivot point within the internal cavity. At least one electromagnet is coupled to the valve body. The electromagnet is configured to cause the baffle to rotate in one of the clockwise direction or counter-clock wise direction when a voltage is applied to the electromagnet.

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


Bottom metal for a detachable box magazine
Patent No. 10697724 

Inventor(s): Jake Porter (Dallas, TX), Spencer Cochran (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RedSnake Enterprises, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980344 on 05/15/2018 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rifle comprises a receiver, a trigger assembly operably coupled to the receiver, and a bottom metal coupled to the receiver. The bottom metal comprises a magazine well comprising a magazine well sidewall, and a front surface of a rear portion of the magazine well sidewall is aligned at or near a front surface of the trigger assembly. The rear portion of the magazine well sidewall can be disposed below the trigger assembly, and the front surface of the rear portion of the magazine well sidewall can be aligned with or behind the front surface of the trigger assembly.

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


Universal holster assembly
Patent No. 10697727 

Inventor(s): Stephen Mark Higgins (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14957224 on 12/02/2015 (1672 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for a universal holster assembly for securely storing one or more handguns. The holster assembly comprises a first and second end walls. A supporting pad is located between the first and second end walls. The first and second end walls and the supporting pad define a cradle configured for holstering a handgun. A hollow tube extends through a set of aligned openings formed in the first and second end walls and the supporting pad. A plug having a head and a body is used to secure each end of the tube. The body is inserted into an end of the tube and a head urging against an exterior surface of one of the end walls, thus securing the holster assembly. Additional cradles may be defined by adding dividing walls and additional supporting pads. Further, one or more storage compartments may also be provided.

[F41C] SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES (projecting missiles without use of explosive or combustible propellant charge F41B); ACCESSORIES THEREFOR [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Systems for and methods of surfacing a composite lens blank with functional layer
Patent No. 10695887 

Inventor(s): Aref Jallouli (Dallas, TX), Gary S. Clark (Dallas, TX), Hao-Wen Chiu (Dallas, TX), Ronald A. Berzon (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Young Thompson (32 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15768756 on 10/21/2015 (1714 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are systems and processes for generating a finished or semi-finished lens, such as a spectacle lens, from a lens blank that includes an intermediate functional layer. Some embodiments of the process involve locating the functional layer and positioning the lens blank according to the location of the functional layer. The location of the functional layer can be ascertained by measuring the thickness of one or more layers of the lens blank. The lens blank can be surfaced on one or both sides to form a finished or semi-finished lens. Other embodiments are also described.

[G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES


Breaking apart a platform upon pending collision
Patent No. 10696400 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Frische (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): SPACE DATA CORPORATION (Chandler, AZ)
Law Firm: Dave Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237761 on 01/02/2019 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for separating and releasing component parts of a payload of a floating platform in response to a high collision probability is disclosed. The method includes, determining if an in-flight aircraft is within at least a safety zone associated with a floating platform, wherein the floating platform comprises releasably-coupled component parts; and activating, responsive to a determination that the in-flight aircraft is within at least the safety zone, a release mechanism, wherein the release mechanism is configured to uncouple the component parts.

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


Automatic heading correction for directional gyroscopes
Patent No. 10697795 

Inventor(s): Aaron Thomas Halverson (Grapevine, TX), Erik John Oltheten (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15894871 on 02/12/2018 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A navigation system for vehicles, such as rotorcraft, includes a directional gyroscope having a magnetic heading correction mode, a nonmagnetic manual heading correction mode and a nonmagnetic automatic heading correction mode. A magnetic field sensor is operably coupled to the directional gyroscope and is operable to generate magnetic north-based signals. A heading correction input is operably coupled to the directional gyroscope and is operable to generate manual signals upon actuation thereof. A global positioning system sensor is operably coupled to the directional gyroscope and is operable to generate track-based signals. In the magnetic heading correction mode, the directional gyroscope receives the magnetic north-based signals for heading corrections. In the nonmagnetic manual heading correction mode, the directional gyroscope receives the manual signals for heading corrections. In the nonmagnetic automatic heading correction mode, the directional gyroscope periodically receives the track-based signals for heading corrections.

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


Real-time programmable ICE and applications in optical measurements
Patent No. 10697888 

Inventor(s): David L. Perkins (The Woodlands, TX), Li Gao (Katy, TX), Michael T. Pelletier (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16013030 on 06/20/2018 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for configuring an integrated computational element (ICE) to measure a property of a sample of interest. The system includes an illumination source to provide a sample light which is reflected from or transmitted through a sample. A dispersive element disperses the sample light into wavelength portions. An intensity modulation device having an array of electronically controllable modulation elements is disclosed that forms a pattern which modulates the dispersed sample light. Collection optics focuses the modulated sample light on a detector, which generates a signal that correlates to a property of the sample. The electronically controllable modulation elements can be readily altered to conform to a different measurable property of a sample of interest as desired.

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


Current-sense ratio calibration
Patent No. 10698008 

Inventor(s): Michael James Mills (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815218 on 11/16/2017 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current-sense ratio calibration system includes a power field effect transistor (FET) integrated circuit (IC) that includes a regulator FET to regulate current through a power path and a sense FET to provide a sense current to a sense path. The regulator FET and sense FET have an intended current-sense ratio. The system calibrates the current-sense ratio by applying proportioned stimulus signals to the power and sense paths, the proportion being the intended current-sense ratio. The calibration circuitry compares a measurement of a sense path circuit parameter made during the stimulus application to a measurement of the parameter made not during the stimulus application to derive an error term used to calibrate for any sources of error in the current-sense ratio.

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


Scan frame input register to decompressor parallel scan path outputs
Patent No. 10698028 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16270344 on 02/07/2019 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: Testing of an electrical device is achieved by providing a test access mechanism within the device that can receive scan frames from an external tester. The received scan frames contain stimulus data to be applied to circuitry within the device to be tested, a command for enabling a test control operation, and a frame marker bit to indicate the end of the scan frame pattern. The inputting of scan frames can occur continuously and simultaneous with a commanded test control operation.

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


Calibration of hall device sensitivity using an auxiliary hall device
Patent No. 10698066 

Inventor(s): Arup Polley (Richardson, TX), Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15952521 on 04/13/2018 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a Hall effect sensor includes a primary Hall effect sensor element and an auxiliary Hall effect sensor element. A known magnetic field is applied to the auxiliary Hall effect sensor to produce an auxiliary Hall voltage used in a feedback loop to control the bias current of the auxiliary Hall effect sensor to maintain the auxiliary Hall voltage approximately constant over a range of temperature and other factors. A bias current for the primary Hall effect sensor is controlled to track the bias current of the auxiliary Hall effect sensor to maintain the sensitivity of the primary Hall effect sensor approximately constant over the same range of temperature and other factors.

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


Receive signal beam steering and detector for an optical distance measurement system
Patent No. 10698108 

Inventor(s): Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Nirmal C. Warke (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15681468 on 08/21/2017 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical distance measuring system includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is configured to generate a first optical waveform and direct the first optical waveform toward a first scan point within a field of view (FOV). The receiver is configured to receive the first optical waveform reflected off a first object within the FOV, direct the first optical waveform reflected off the first object to a first photodiode group of an array of photodiode elements, and determine a distance to the first object based on a time of flight of the first optical waveform from the transmitter to the first object and back to the receiver.

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


Power combiner and balancer
Patent No. 10698431 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Anthony Morroni (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882670 on 01/29/2018 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power combining technique includes receiving a first voltage at a first input and a second voltage at a second input. The power combining technique further includes combining, with at least two power converters, power received from the first and second inputs into a single power rail. A power balancing technique further includes controlling the at least two power converters such that a first one of the power converters outputs an amount of current to the single power rail that is proportional to and/or equal to the amount of current output by another of the power converters.

[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]


Touch-based and audio-responsive user interface for elimination of a query”s component terms
Patent No. 10698500 

Inventor(s): Donatus Asumu (Plano, TX), Shane Zatezalo (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16043430 on 07/24/2018 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for receiving and responding to user input is provided. The user input may be input via a user interface. The method may include receiving input from a user via the user interface. The method may also include transmitting the input to a response determination module. The response determination module may determine a system response to the input. The method may include displaying the system response to the user via the user interface. The method may include receiving an indication from the user that the system response is less than a predetermined threshold level of responsiveness. The method may include dividing the input into component terms and displaying the component terms on the user interface. The method may include enabling the user to eliminate component terms from the input in order to improve responsiveness of the system response, and receiving a selection of eliminated component terms.

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


User-centric, context aware user interface
Patent No. 10698570 

Inventor(s): Michael Oliver Polley (Garland, TX), Sourabh Ravindran (Dallas, TX), Youngjun Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwan-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15350679 on 11/14/2016 (1324 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of implementing a user interface on a mobile device is described. The method comprises learning user preference and context information; storing user preferences associated with the user-centric interface on at least one of the device or a secure server; determining and updating the context information and the user preferences on at least one of the device or a secure server.

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


Graphical user interface to facilitate managing media operations
Patent No. 10698573 

Inventor(s): Charles P. Lotz (Rancho Cordova, CA), Csaba Felvegi (Dunakeszi, , HU), Michael J. Salyards (Parker, CO)
Assignee(s): IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15811288 on 11/13/2017 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system can comprise a memory for storing machine readable instructions and a processing unit for accessing the memory and executing the machine readable instructions. The machine readable instructions can comprise an automation client to facilitate managing media operations. The automation client can comprise a graphical user interface (GUI) generator to provide a GUI. The GUI can concurrently provide a plurality of modes of operation for a plurality of playlists in a graphical framework.

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


System and method for pervasive software platform-based model driven architecture application generator
Patent No. 10698663 

Inventor(s): Qin Ye (Plano, TX), Robert DeAnna (Frisco, TX), Robert W. Peterson (Plano, TX), Thomas T. Wheeler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237491 on 12/31/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: In developing applications for a plurality of node types, a meta-data definition of the application can be captured into an application definition module. The meta-data definition can describe the application for the plurality of node types. A code generation module can then automatically generate the application code for the plurality of node types. The code can be compiled per node type and the packaging necessary to deploy the application to the plurality of node types can also be automatically generated.

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


User interface common components and scalable integrable reusable isolated user interface
Patent No. 10698704 

Inventor(s): Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Venkatasudharsan Dasa (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Captial One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16435745 on 06/10/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, methods and techniques related to delivering a service widget that collects data and provides a service. A service widget is provided in response to a widget delivery request received from a user browser. The delivered service widget enables the user browser to request item-related services from an enterprise. A request for the item-related services is received by an enterprise from the delivered service widget. Provision of the service is enabled upon confirmation that an authentication token fetched from the client backend system is valid for the client backend system, the services request may be delivered to an enterprise server. The enterprise, in response to an analysis of the information related to the item available for purchase, may indicate that the item available for purchase meets a purchase threshold of the enterprise and provide an evaluation result including parameters of the item-related services.

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


Preventing unauthorized access to secure enterprise information systems using a multi-intercept system
Patent No. 10698752 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15794271 on 10/26/2017 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to preventing unauthorized access to secure enterprise information systems using a multi-intercept system. A computing platform may monitor, in a passive operational state, first communications across a plurality of computer systems in a protected zone of a computing environment using a plurality of communication monitoring nodes deployed in the protected zone of the computing environment. Subsequently, the computing platform may generate current data movement pattern data. If the computing platform determines that the current data movement pattern data is invalid, the computing platform may switch from the passive operational state to an active operational state and may generate and send an active intercept response command. The active intercept response command may redirect one or more requests from a malicious system into a virtual tunnel configured to route second communications from the malicious system out of the protected zone of the computing environment.

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


Regionally agnostic in-memory database arrangements with reconnection resiliency
Patent No. 10698770 

Inventor(s): Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Nag Prajval Bindumalyam Chandrashekar (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380179 on 04/10/2019 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improvements of regionally agnostic in-memory database (DB) arrangements being equipped with reconnection resiliency arrangements. More particularly, improvements of in-memory DB arrangements able to self-regenerate new connection pool components, responsive to one or more connections of an active connection pool experiencing invalidity.

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


Identifying inputs for automated computer-program testing operations
Patent No. 10698804 

Inventor(s): Erick Bauman (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259909 on 01/28/2019 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method of identifying inputs for automated computer-program testing operations may include obtaining a first input for a computer-readable program that is used during execution of the computer-readable program to cause the computer-readable program to take a first path during execution of the computer-readable program. The method may also include obtaining a second input for the computer-readable program that is used during execution of the computer-readable program to cause the computer-readable program to take a second path during execution of the computer-readable program. The method may also include identifying a sequence of values that is common to both the first input and the second input. The method may also include generating a third input that includes the sequence of values and a new value, the third input configured to be used during execution of the computer-readable program.

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


Generating cohorts using automated weighting and multi-level ranking
Patent No. 10698910 

Inventor(s): Justin Aaron Scaggs (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MICRO FOCUS LLC (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15766655 on 10/09/2015 (1726 days app to issue)

Abstract: Automated weighting is performed that includes transforming a behavior of each respective dimension of multiple dimensions of a selected group of events to a respective weight, the respective weight determined based on a distribution of values of the respective dimension, and where the weight determined for a first of the plurality of dimensions is greater than the weight determined for a second of the plurality of dimensions. Similarity values are computed indicating similarities between further events and the selected group of events, the similarity values based on a combination of the weights and distances between the further events and the selected group of events. Cohorts of the further events are generated by performing multi-level ranking that comprises ranking groups of the further events based on the similarity values, and applying merging to the groups to produce merged groups. The cohorts are visualized in a graphical visualization.

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


Using dynamic occlusion to protect against capturing barcodes for fraudulent use on mobile devices
Patent No. 10699090 

Inventor(s): Brian Alexander Reinhart (Addison, TX), Robert J. Burke (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Koupon Media, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16171620 on 10/26/2018 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments include technologies for applying dynamic occlusions to barcodes, which include determining a dynamic occlusion to be applied to a barcode, generating an object for displaying a series of images of the barcode with the dynamic occlusion, where the barcode is to be scannable at least once based on the series of images to be displayed, and providing the object for access by the mobile device. In specific embodiments, the dynamic occlusion includes a modification to a first portion of the barcode to create a first image of a modified barcode. In further specific embodiments, the object, when displayed for a first time period, is to render the first image of the modified barcode for at least a first interval occurring within the first time period. The first portion of the barcode is unscannable during the first interval and is at least partially scannable during one or more other intervals.

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


Order optimization in hybrid cloud networks
Patent No. 10699230 

Inventor(s): Saurabh Gupta (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15827599 on 11/30/2017 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for enhancing on-premise order management systems (OMS) designed for fulfillment transactions with analytic and optimization technologies and services hosted in a shared multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment, such as a hybrid cloud. The computer-implemented method improves an order management system by leveraging a ”punch-out” approach based on user exits to integrate with and augment currently implemented order management processing and transaction flows. Using the hybrid cloud, an entity may retain data such as its accumulated business, sales, test and other data, and then run analytical queries, which can scale to support distributed computing tasks. A framework adaptor/connector is leveraged by the OMS to provide a web client for communicating with and integrating to the SaaS analytics runtime environment, encapsulating all necessary connection pooling, security, and data marshaling complexity away from the order management system to meet strict service response time windows.

[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, method and computer readable medium for placing advertisements into web pages
Patent No. 10699235 

Inventor(s): Robert R Hauser (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ORACLE AMERICA, INC. (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12435770 on 05/05/2009 (4074 days app to issue)

Abstract: Selection of web page advertisements for placement into a web page may use attention data that ranks the elements of the web page according to the attention the elements receive from users during interactions with the web page. The content of ads can be matched to the content of the most highly ranked elements of the web page rather than the web page as a whole. Alternatively, ads can be selected that historically produce a preferred pattern of behavior such as an attention shift from a highly ranked element of the web page to the ad.

[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]


Cross-domain multi-attribute hashed and weighted dynamic process prioritization
Patent No. 10699238 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122254 on 09/05/2018 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set of attributes are identified within a received input request of a workflow process. The attributes at least in part represent historical process performance of similar workflow processes. Each of the attributes are weighted into a weighted process prioritization data set based upon the historical workflow process performance. The input request is assigned to a process priority based upon the weighted process prioritization data set.

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


Providing quantitative evaluations of friction within a customer experience to reduce abandonment and improve conversion of transactions
Patent No. 10699287 

Inventor(s): Brad Rucker (Plano, TX), Matthew W. Leach (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NTT Data, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15663016 on 07/28/2017 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: Quantitative evaluations of friction within a customer experience may be provided to reduce abandonment and improve conversion of transactions. One or more transactions may be identified. One or more personas corresponding to the one or more transactions may be identified. One or more customer friction factor (CFF) scores corresponding to the one or more transactions may be determined. A given CFF score may be a quantification of an aspect of a given transaction that has a negative impact on a customer experience associated with the given transaction. The one or more CFF scores may be compared with one or more valid comparisons relating to the same industry and the same transaction type. One or more friction points may be identified based on the comparison of the one or more CFF scores. Addressing a friction point may reduce abandonment and improves conversion associated with transactions.

[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]


Native video advertising with voice-based ad management and machine-to-machine ad bidding
Patent No. 10699296 

Inventor(s): Christopher N. DelRegno (Rowlett, TX), Gina Otts (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14984052 on 12/30/2015 (1644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provides storing user preferences pertaining to a native ad service; receiving a program that includes instances of native ad information indicative of instances of native ads; displaying the program; determining, whether instances of native ad information is received; providing the native ad based on the user preferences, in response to determining that the instances of native ad information is received; determining whether a secondary user device is paired; and transmitting instances of native ad information to the secondary user device in response to determining that the secondary user device is paired.

[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]


Vehicle identification driven by augmented reality (AR)
Patent No. 10699323 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16547368 on 08/21/2019 (314 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives user rendering data for a 3-D rendering of a user. The 3-D rendering is a proportional representation of the user and the user rendering data is available via an application. The device determines user characteristics of the user. The device receives an indication that a user device has submitted a vehicle search request. The device identifies vehicles to recommend to the user based on an analysis of: the user characteristics, and vehicle characteristics for a collection of vehicles being offered via the application. The device causes vehicle description data for the vehicles to be displayed via an interface of the application. The device receives user interaction data that indicates a user selection of vehicle. The device causes, based on receiving the user interaction data, the interface of the application to display a placement of the 3-D rendering of the user into a 3-D rendering of the vehicle.

[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]


Proactive investigation systems and methods for controlled-environment facilities
Patent No. 10699351 

Inventor(s): Bryan Stoddart (Palm Bay, FL), Jeffrey J. Miller (The Colony, TX), Kelly Solid (Palm Bay, FL)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15599039 on 05/18/2017 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: Proactive multiple controlled-environment facility investigative data aggregation and analysis systems and methods employ controlled-environment facility communications management systems, each associated with at least one controlled-environment facility, and a centralized investigative data aggregation and analysis system. The communications management systems each capture data related to communications associated with each resident of each facility and provide financial data related to resident accounts. The centralized investigative data aggregation and analysis system receives the captured data and/or financial data and identifies suspicious activity based on voice biometric analysis, communication analysis, location of calls, the financial data, and/or the like. The centralized investigative data aggregation and analysis system then identifies the resident associated with resultant identified suspicious activity, ranks or rates identified suspicious activities based on frequency and number of suspicious activities for a given identified resident, and displays the identified suspicious activities, according to the rank or rate.

[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]


Modular vending system for propane cylinders
Patent No. 10699510 

Inventor(s): John S. Agor (Granbury, TX), Leonard J. Halsey, Jr. (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): JALH Enterprises LLC (Granbury, TX)
Law Firm: Larkin Hoffman Daly Lindgren, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014335 on 06/21/2018 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A outdoor large item vending system for large items such as propane tanks, liquid petroleum gas cylinders of various sizes and other items that must be stored in and dispensed from a hazardous location compliant system (i.e. a Class I, Division 2 compliant system). The vending system can be placed on a store front, parking lot, campsite, or park, and comprises a main housing having compartments to hold large items such as propane container, which are dispensed from the compartments when a payment is made through a credit card reader interface located in the main housing. The large item vending system of the invention is powered by AC current which is turned to DC power by a power supply, or DC batteries charged by AC power and/or solar power, or by other power means.

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


Systems and methods for inferring lane obstructions
Patent No. 10699565 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Smalley (Canton, MI), Miles J. Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16204578 on 11/29/2018 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to identifying lane obstructions. In one embodiment, a method includes collecting, in an electronic data store, position data of surrounding vehicles observed by reporting vehicles that travel over a roadway segment. The method includes analyzing the position data to identify whether observed positions correlate with an obstruction pattern that is indicative of a lane obstruction in at least one lane of the roadway segment. The method includes, in response to determining the position data indicates the lane obstruction, providing a signal identifying the lane obstruction to oncoming vehicles of the roadway segment.

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


Monitoring and status detection for consumable items
Patent No. 10699595 

Inventor(s): Christina I. Flores (Keller, TX), Erik H. Katzen (Argyle, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX), Sumit Patel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14821205 on 08/07/2015 (1789 days app to issue)

Abstract: Monitoring oral intake of consumable items may include aggregating, using a processor, oral intake information for a user from a plurality of devices belonging to a same device domain of the user in real time and comparing, using the processor, the oral intake information with a user profile of the user. An instruction for a selected device of the plurality of devices may be generated, using the processor, according to the comparing. The instruction may be sent to the selected device, using the processor. The selected device may execute the instruction.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


Modular electro-mechanical agent
Patent No. 10699597 

Inventor(s): Gregory Needel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DEKA Products Limited Partnership (Manchester, NH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15419882 on 01/30/2017 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular electro-mechanical agent having a plurality of modules including mechanical and electrical components, that can be constructed to complete at least one pre-determined task and/or contribute in performing the at least one pre-determined task. The electro-mechanical agent can include extension modules and can be altered as per user preference to add, eliminate or modify any features of the agent for completing and/or participating in a plurality of pre-determined tasks.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


DQS-offset and read-RTT-disable edge control
Patent No. 10699757 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428741 on 05/31/2019 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods include controls for on-die termination (ODT) and data strobe signals. For example, a command to de-assert ODT for a data pin (DQ) during the read operation. An input, such as a mode register, receives an indication of a shift mode register value that corresponds to a number of shifts of a rising edge of the command in a backward or a falling edge in a forward direction. A delay chain delays the appropriate edge of received command the number of shifts in the corresponding direction to generate a shifted edge command signal. Combination circuitry then combines a falling edge command signal with a shifted rising edge command signal to form a transformed command.

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


Apparatuses and methods for command signal delay
Patent No. 10699768 

Inventor(s): Jason M. Brown (Allen, TX), Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16104124 on 08/16/2018 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for a command decoder delay are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a command decoder which may receive memory access command. The command decoder may provide an output command based on the memory access command to a command path at a first time. The command decoder may also provide the output command to a data path at a second time, wherein the second time is delayed relative to the first time.

[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)


Mitigating line-to-line capacitive coupling in a memory die
Patent No. 10699774 

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX), Scott E. Smith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16189434 on 11/13/2018 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for mitigating line-to-line capacitive coupling in a memory die are described. A device may include multiple drivers configured to both drive latched data and conduct read and write operations. For example, a memory device may contain two or more memory arrays independently coupled to two drivers via two data lines. One data line may be driven strongly to shield a corresponding memory array from effects associated with data line capacitive coupling. An opposing data line may be driven with data pertaining to an access operation of the memory array to which it is coupled. The opposing data line may be driven concurrently or within a small time difference of the other data line.

[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)


Cost of healthcare analytics platform
Patent No. 10699808 

Inventor(s): Yinghong Fu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15369329 on 12/05/2016 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations directed to identifying variables affecting a cost of healthcare include actions of receiving data from a plurality of data sources, the data relating to cost of providing healthcare, providing a data model based on the data, processing the data model using non-parametric analysis to provide a non-parametric result, the non-parametric result including a first and second variable, automatically processing the data model to correlate at least the first variable of the non-parametric result to the second variable of the non-parametric result to provide a correlation result, processing the correlation result using parametric analysis to provide a parametric result including at least one variable that affects the cost more than one or more other variables of a plurality of variables of the data model, and providing at least one data visualization for display, the at least one data visualization providing at least one graphical representation of the parametric result.

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


Ferroelectric memory devices employing conductivity modulation of a thin semiconductor material or a two-dimensional charge carrier gas and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 10700093 

Inventor(s): Alan Kalitsov (San Jose, CA), Daniel Bedau (San Jose, CA), Derek Stewart (Livermore, CA), Gerardo Bertero (Redwood City, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227889 on 12/20/2018 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ferroelectric memory device contains a two-dimensional semiconductor material layer having a band gap of at least 1.1 eV and at least one of a thickness of 1 to 5 monolayers of atoms of the semiconductor material or includes a two-dimensional charge carrier gas layer, a source contact contacting a first portion of the two-dimensional semiconductor material layer, a drain contact contacting a second portion of the two-dimensional semiconductor material layer, a ferroelectric memory element located between the source and drain contacts and adjacent to a first surface of the two-dimensional semiconductor material layer, and a conductive gate electrode located adjacent to the ferroelectric memory element.

[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)


Intelligent hub for protocol-agnostic file transfer
Patent No. 10701135 

Inventor(s): Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16736584 on 01/07/2020 (175 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intelligent hub for protocol-agnostic file transfer. The hub may include a transceiver, an interrogator processor, an intelligence engine processor, a data translation processor and a hashing processor. The hub may utilize artificial intelligence processes to perform real-time networking or file transfer protocol conversion.

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


Method and system for providing scene data in a video stream
Patent No. 10701289 

Inventor(s): David C. Hutchison (Plano, TX), Ralph K. Williamson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): DRS Network Imaging Systems, LLC (Melbourne, FL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16109555 on 08/22/2018 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of and systems for providing temperature data in a video stream are provided. The method includes receiving a video stream having a plurality of video frames with a first frame rate and receiving temperature data including a temperature map associated with the video stream and having a plurality of temperature frames with a second frame rate, which can be slower than the first frame rate. To interlace the temperature data, a subset of temperature frames in the plurality of temperature frames can be extracted. The method further includes transmitting each temperature frame in the subset of temperature frames with the plurality of video frames in a data stream.

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


Method and apparatus for reducing access overhead from paged device in machine to machine communication system
Patent No. 10701664 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Taori (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676861 on 08/14/2017 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for an idle mode terminal is configured to perform a method for operating the idle mode terminal in a Machine to Machine (M2M) communication system. A paging message is received from the base station during a paging listening interval. The Apparatus determines whether an indicator indicating receipt of multicast group data is included in the paging message. When the indicator indicating the receiving of multicast group data is included, data transmitted via a downlink resource that uses an identifier mask of a multicast group to which a terminal belongs is received. Thereafter, a paging non-listening interval is entered.

[G08C] TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS (fluid pressure transmission systems F15B; mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member into a different variable G01D 5/00; mechanical control systems G05G) [4]


Color-changing lighting dynamic control
Patent No. 10701777 

Inventor(s): Scott Eddins (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Inception Innovations, Inc. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16530918 on 08/02/2019 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of communicating an emergency and the type of emergency using the general-purpose lighting on a premises using color-changing lighting. A premises network includes a controller for controlling the color-changing lighting. Upon an emergency, the color-changing lighting is controlled to emit a color-coded emergency signal indicating the presence and type of emergency.

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


 

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Control system for a sensor assembly
Patent No. 10695805 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15605463 on 05/25/2017 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control system for cleaning and monitoring a sensor assembly disposed externally on a vehicle is provided and includes a contaminant detection/identification sub-system that measures a resonant frequency of the sensor assembly to detect contaminants disposed on an exposed surface of the sensor assembly. A cleaning sub-system is provided and includes cleaning modes that expel the contaminants from the exposed surface of the sensor assembly. A temperature monitoring device monitors a temperature of an actuator disposed in the sensor assembly and a fault detection device detects faults in the sensor assembly.

[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]


Plenoptic cellular axis redirection
Patent No. 10698201 

Inventor(s): Jordan David Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Martin Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, L.LP. (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16373087 on 04/02/2019 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a first and second microlens layer. The first microlens layer includes a first plurality of cells and the second microlens layer includes a second plurality of cells. Each cell of the first and second plurality of cells includes a transparent lenslet and a plurality of opaque walls configured to prevent light from bleeding into adjacent cells. The electronic display assembly further includes an image sensor layer adjacent to the first microlens layer, and a display layer adjacent to the second microlens array. The electronic display assembly further includes a first Fresnel prism adjacent to the first microlens layer, the first Fresnel prism configured to redirect the incoming light into the first plurality of cells. The electronic display assembly further includes a second Fresnel prism adjacent to the second microlens layer, the second Fresnel prism configured to redirect the emitted light from the second plurality of cells.

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


Interception of unauthorized communications in an controlled-environment facility
Patent No. 10699022 

Inventor(s): Adam C. Edwards (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15920011 on 03/13/2018 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present embodiments describe methods and systems for intercepting unauthorized communications in a controlled-environment facility. Unauthorized communications may originate from contraband cell phones, for example. In an embodiment, attempted communications from the contraband communication device are intercepted by the facility communication systems. The attempted communication may or may not be connected or completed, depending upon facility rules, policies, and regulations.

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


Observation platform for performing structured communications
Patent No. 10699313 

Inventor(s): Guy R. VanBuskirk (Grapevine, TX), Kranthimanoj Nagothu (Garland, TX), Ravi Shankar Kumar (Richardson, TX), Steven Paul Russell (Menlo Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Theatro Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16420779 on 05/23/2019 (404 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of structured communications, responsive to a user interacting with an observation platform via a software application installed on a first communication device belonging to the user, a signal is received by a computer system of the observation platform. The computer system is associated with an organization. The computer system identifies credentials of the user. The computer system accesses a profile associated with the credentials the user. The profile includes a history of the user”s activities associated with the organization. The computer system utilizes the profile of the user to determine a person representing the organization to place in contact with the user via the first communication device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Vertical chip interposer and method of making a chip assembly containing the vertical chip interposer
Patent No. 10700028 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15892648 on 02/09/2018 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-grooved interposer includes an interposer substrate containing multiple parallel grooves laterally extending along a first direction and laterally spaced among one another along a second direction, and multiple conductive strips. The multiple parallel grooves are recessed from front side surfaces of the multi-grooved interposer in a third direction toward a back side surface of the multi-grooved interposer. The multiple conductive strips continuously extend across recessed surfaces in the multiple parallel grooves and the front side surfaces along the second direction with an undulating surface profile to provide electrically conductive paths across the multiple parallel grooves. Each of the multiple parallel grooves is configured to receive an edge of a respective semiconductor chip.

[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]


Encapsulated stress mitigation layer and power electronic assemblies incorporating the same
Patent No. 10700036 

Inventor(s): Naoya Take (Canton, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16165635 on 10/19/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: Encapsulated stress mitigation layers and assemblies having the same are disclosed. An assembly that includes a first substrate, a second substrate, an encapsulating layer disposed between the first and second substrates, and a stress mitigation layer disposed in the encapsulating layer such that the stress mitigation layer is encapsulated within the encapsulating layer. The stress mitigation layer has a lower melting temperature relative to a higher melting temperature of the encapsulating layer. The assembly includes an intermetallic compound layer disposed between the first substrate and the encapsulating layer such that the encapsulating layer is separated from the first substrate by the intermetallic compound layer. The stress mitigation layer melts into a liquid when the assembly operates at a temperature above the low melting temperature of the stress mitigation layer and the encapsulating layer maintains the liquid of the stress mitigation layer within the assembly.

[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]


Back ballasted vertical NPN transistor
Patent No. 10700055 

Inventor(s): Akram Ali Salman (Plano, TX), Guruvayurappan Mathur (Plano, TX), Ryo Tsukahara (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15838876 on 12/12/2017 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples provide fabrications methods and integrated circuits with back ballasted NPN bipolar transistors which include an n-type emitter in a P doped region, a p-type base with a first side facing the emitter, and an n-type collector laterally spaced from a second side of the base, where the collector includes a first side facing the second side of the base, an opposite second side, a silicided first collector portion and a silicide blocked second collector portion covered with a non-conductive dielectric that extends laterally between the first collector portion and the second side of the collector to provide back side ballasting for lateral breakdown and low current conduction via a deep N doped region while the vertical NPN turns on at a high voltage.

[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]


Field effect transistor with decoupled channel and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10700068 

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: 16227701 on 12/20/2018 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A field effect transistor (FET) for an nFET and/or a pFET device including a substrate and a fin including at least one channel region decoupled from the substrate. The FET also includes a source electrode and a drain electrode on opposite sides of the fin, and a gate stack extending along a pair of sidewalls of the channel region of the fin. The gate stack includes a gate dielectric layer and a metal layer on the gate dielectric layer. The FET also includes an oxide separation region separating the channel region of the fin from the substrate. The oxide separation region includes a dielectric material that includes a portion of the gate dielectric layer of the gate stack. The oxide separation region extends completely from a surface of the channel region facing the substrate to a surface of the substrate facing 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]


Three-dimensional flat NAND memory device having curved memory elements and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10700078 

Inventor(s): Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278488 on 02/18/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of electrically conductive strips and spacer strips located over a substrate and laterally spaced apart among one another by memory stack assemblies. The spacer strips may include air gap strips or insulating strips. Each of the memory stack assemblies includes two two-dimensional arrays of lateral protrusion regions. Each of the lateral protrusion regions comprises a respective curved charge storage element. The charge storage elements may be discrete elements located within a respective lateral protrusion region, or may be a portion of a charge storage material layer that extends vertically over multiple electrically conductive strips. Each of the memory stack assemblies may include two rows of vertical semiconductor channels that laterally overlie a respective vertical stack of charge storage elements.

[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 flat NAND memory device having high mobility channels and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10700086 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Krishna Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Goup PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16021899 on 06/28/2018 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating strips and electrically conductive strips laterally spaced apart by line trenches, and an alternating two-dimensional array of memory stack assemblies and dielectric pillar structures located in the line trenches. Each of the line trenches is filled with a respective laterally alternating sequence of memory stack assemblies and dielectric pillar structures. Each memory stack assembly includes a vertical semiconductor channel and a pair of memory film. The vertical semiconductor channel includes a semiconductor channel layer having large grains, which can be provided by a selective semiconductor growth from seed semiconductor material layers, sacrificial semiconductor material layers, or a single crystalline semiconductor material in a semiconductor substrate underlying the alternating stacks.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including locally thickened electrically conductive layers and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10700089 

Inventor(s): Naoto Hojo (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takahiro Tabira (Kuwana, , JP), Yoshitaka Otsu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273523 on 02/12/2019 (504 days app to issue)

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

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


Three-dimensional flat NAND memory device having curved memory elements and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10700090 

Inventor(s): Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278426 on 02/18/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of electrically conductive strips and spacer strips located over a substrate and laterally spaced apart among one another by memory stack assemblies. The spacer strips may include air gap strips or insulating strips. Each of the memory stack assemblies includes two two-dimensional arrays of lateral protrusion regions. Each of the lateral protrusion regions comprises a respective curved charge storage element. The charge storage elements may be discrete elements located within a respective lateral protrusion region, or may be a portion of a charge storage material layer that extends vertically over multiple electrically conductive strips. Each of the memory stack assemblies may include two rows of vertical semiconductor channels that laterally overlie a respective vertical stack of charge storage elements.

[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]


Vertical tunneling FinFET
Patent No. 10700194 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16026663 on 07/03/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tunneling transistor is implemented in silicon, using a FinFET device architecture. The tunneling FinFET has a non-planar, vertical, structure that extends out from the surface of a doped drain formed in a silicon substrate. The vertical structure includes a lightly doped fin defined by a subtractive etch process, and a heavily-doped source formed on top of the fin by epitaxial growth. The drain and channel have similar polarity, which is opposite that of the source. A gate abuts the channel region, capacitively controlling current flow through the channel from opposite sides. Source, drain, and gate terminals are all electrically accessible via front side contacts formed after completion of the device. Fabrication of the tunneling FinFET is compatible with conventional CMOS manufacturing processes, including replacement metal gate and self-aligned contact processes. Low-power operation allows the tunneling FinFET to provide a high current density compared with conventional planar devices.

[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]


Overturned thin film device with self-aligned gate and source/drain (S/D) contacts
Patent No. 10700214 

Inventor(s): Carl J. Radens (LaGrangeville, NY), John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Lawrence A. Clevenger (Rhinebeck, NY), Yiheng Xu (Hopewell Junction, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15945937 on 04/05/2018 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes and overturned thin film device structures generally include a gate having a concave shape defined by three faces. The processes generally include forming the overturned thin film device structures such that the channel self-aligns to the gate and the source/drain contacts include a self-aligned step height.

[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]


Multi-layered perovskites, devices, and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10700229 

Inventor(s): Mengjin Yang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15777275 on 11/17/2016 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods are described that include contacting an alkyl ammonium metal halide film with an alkyl ammonium halide, where the alkyl ammonium metal halide film includes a first halogen and a metal, the alkyl ammonium halide includes a second halogen, such that the contacting forms an alkyl ammonium metal mixed-halide film that interfaces with the alkyl ammonium metal halide film, where the alkyl ammonium metal mixed-halide film includes the first halogen, the second halogen, and the metal.

[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]


Electrical bus bar assemblies, bus bar support assemblies, bus bar brace apparatus, yoke brace apparatus, and methods
Patent No. 10700503 

Inventor(s): Jason P. Wiant (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962119 on 04/25/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical bus bar assembly configured to maintain spacing between run-over bus bars and horizontal bus bars. The electrical bus bar assembly having a first run-over bus bar and a second run-over bus bar spaced from the first run-over bus bar, and a first horizontal bus bar spaced from the first run-over bus bar. A yoke brace apparatus is coupled between and maintains a first spacing distance D[b]1[/b] between the first run-over bus bar and the second run-over bus bar, and one or more bus bar brace apparatus are provided to maintain a second spacing distance D[b]2[/b] between the first run-over bus bar and the first horizontal bus bar. Yoke brace apparatus and bus bar brace assemblies, bus bar assemblies including the yoke brace apparatus and/or bus bar brace apparatus, bus bar support assemblies, supported electrical bus bar assemblies, and methods of supporting electrical bus bars are disclosed, as are other aspects.

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


Cooling system for vehicle motor drive
Patent No. 10700571 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836016 on 12/08/2017 (935 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling system is provided with a plurality of layered assemblies for simultaneously cooling both a power module and a vehicle motor. A first layer, a second layer, and a third layer each define upper and lower opposing major surfaces, and are positioned in a stacked arrangement and configured to provide a flow of coolant fluid from a fluid inlet, defined in the third layer, through an inner region of the second layer, and to a heat sink feature disposed in the first layer. The coolant fluid is then directed back through an outer region of the second layer and to a fluid outlet defined in the third layer. The first layer is in thermal communication with one of the power module and the vehicle motor; the third layer is in thermal communication with the other of the power module and the vehicle motor.

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


Predriver short protection
Patent No. 10700586 

Inventor(s): Mayank Garg (Murphy, TX), Shyamsunder Balasubramanian (Plano, TX), Toru Tanaka (Plano, TX), Toshio Yamanaka (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15142852 on 04/29/2016 (1523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate driver circuit includes a comparator and a gate driver. The comparator is configured to detect a short circuit in a first power field effect transistor (FET). The gate driver is configured to drive a gate of the first power FET by generating a first signal at a first drive current. In response to the comparator detecting a short circuit in the first power FET, the gate driver is further configured to pulse the first signal at a first pulldown current. After the pulse has ended, the gate driver is further configured to drive the gate of the first power FET at a first hold current. The first hold current is less than the first pulldown current.

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


Ethernet line driver
Patent No. 10700652 

Inventor(s): Gokul Koraganji (Bangalore, , IN), Vikram Sharma (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16192790 on 11/15/2018 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In an example, the circuit includes an amplifier, a first transistor network, a second transistor network, a first resistor, a second resistor, and a third resistor. The amplifier has first and second inputs and first, second, third, and fourth outputs. The first transistor network is coupled to the first output of the amplifier and the second output of the amplifier. The second transistor network is coupled to the third output of the amplifier and the fourth output of the amplifier. The first resistor is coupled between the first transistor network and the second transistor network. The second resistor is coupled between the first transistor network and the first input of the amplifier. The third resistor is coupled between the second transistor network and the second input of 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)


Channel switchover power multiplexer circuits, and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 10700675 

Inventor(s): Bixia Li (Plano, TX), Jae Won Choi (Dallas, TX), Johnny Klarenbeek (Dallas, TX), Richard Turkson (Princeton, TX), Sungho Beck (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544477 on 08/19/2019 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: Channel switchover power multiplexer circuits, and methods of operating the same are disclosed. An example power multiplexer a first transistor coupled to a first input, a second transistor coupled to the first transistor to couple a first voltage at the first input to an output, a third transistor coupled to a second input, a fourth transistor coupled to the third transistor to couple a second voltage at the second input to the output, a diode amplifier to provide a third voltage to a gate of the first transistor to block a reverse current, and a soft-start amplifier to provide a fourth voltage to a gate of the fourth transistor to turn on (with adjustable VOUT ramp rate) the fourth transistor with a constant ramp rate.

[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]


Bidirectional level translator having noise reduction and improved data rate
Patent No. 10700684 

Inventor(s): Amar Kanteti (Bangalore, , IN), Ankur Kumar Singh (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213230 on 12/07/2018 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A level translator translates signals between first and second voltage domains. An output buffer thereof includes a plurality of PFETs coupled in parallel between a second domain”s output supply voltage and an output signal and a plurality of NFETs coupled in parallel between the output signal and the ground rail. Each gate of the plurality of PFETs is coupled to a respective first resistor; the first resistors are coupled in series and receive a first gate control signal. Each gate of the plurality of NFETs is coupled to a respective second resistor; the second resistors are coupled in series and receive a second gate control signal. A first booster NFET is coupled between the output supply voltage and the output signal and a second booster NFET is coupled between the output signal and the ground rail. The booster NFETs receive control signals that operate in the first voltage domain.

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


Adaptive control circuit and method for signal-optimized sampling
Patent No. 10700696 

Inventor(s): John Hudlow (Richardson, TX), Tuan M. Tong (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388690 on 04/18/2019 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control circuit for signal sampling of an analog RF signal includes: a spectrum monitoring circuit for monitoring the analog RF signal to determine a frequency of the analog RF signal; a tunable clock source for generating a tunable sampling clock for sampling the analog RF signal; a sample clock tuning circuit for controlling the tunable clock source and selecting a sample clock frequency of the tunable sampling clock that provides a predetermined ratio between the sample clock frequency of the tunable sampling clock and a center frequency of the analog RF signal; and an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) for sampling the analog RF signal using the tunable sampling clock.

[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]


Communication-based physical media monitoring
Patent No. 10700740 

Inventor(s): Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Wonsoo Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15196495 on 06/29/2016 (1462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system and method includes a receiver for receiving a communication signal coupled through a physical medium in accordance with a protocol. An interface formed in a single substrate receives from the receiver an indication of the signal strength of the received communication signal. The interface also decodes the information contained in the received communication signal. For example, the interface sends the information decoded from the received communication signal to a first application for consuming the decoded information. The interface also sends the indication of the signal strength of the received communication signal to a second application for generating a quality determination of the physical medium in response to the indication of the signal strength of the received communication signal.

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


Methods and apparatus for determining nearfield localization using phase and RSSI diversity
Patent No. 10700743 

Inventor(s): Hun Seok Kim (Ann Arbor, MI), Jing-Fei Ren (Plano, TX), Pourya Assem (Northbrook, IL), Srinath Mathur Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16158008 on 10/11/2018 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to determine nearfield localization using phase and received signal strength indication (RSSI) diversity are disclosed. An example method includes determining a first strength of an electric field and a second strength of a magnetic field, the electric field and the magnetic field associated with an electromagnetic signal sent from a transmitter; determining a difference between the first strength and the second strength; and determining a transmitter distance based on the difference between the first strength and the second strength.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Lane bonding in passive optical networks (PONs)
Patent No. 10700783 

Inventor(s): Jianhe Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Xuming Wu (Wuhan, , CN), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15433822 on 02/15/2017 (1231 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor configured to determine a set of first lanes associated with a PON, select a subset of second lanes from the set, and perform lane bonding by bonding the subset to an ONU. A transmitter coupled to the processor is configured to transmit a lane bonding assignment to the ONU. An ONU includes a plurality of receivers configured to receive a first message comprising an announcement indicating an OLT lane capability. A processor coupled to the receivers is configured to process the first message and generate a second message in response to the first message, wherein the second message comprises a report indicating an ONU lane capability and prompting lane bonding in a PON. A plurality of transmitters coupled to the processor is configured to transmit the second message to the OLT.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Fiber input power selection for probabilistically shaped signals in optical networks
Patent No. 10700807 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Olga I. Vassilieva (Plano, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16458779 on 07/01/2019 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for setting fiber input power for an optical transmission path may include determining an initial modulation format representing a uniform distribution QAM format, the initial modulation format associated with a first fiber input power and a first spectral efficiency, configuring optical transponders to apply probabilistic shaping to the initial modulation format when transmitting traffic over the optical transmission path, the traffic including probabilistically shaped signals with a second spectral efficiency, determining, dependent on the second spectral efficiency, a second fiber input power, and configuring optical amplifiers along the optical transmission path to transmit the traffic comprising the probabilistically shaped signals over the optical transmission path using the second fiber input power. Determining the second fiber input power may include incrementally increasing or decreasing an optimum fiber input power for a reference modulation format or applying an adaptive selection process to dynamically select the second fiber input power.

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


Multicarrier uplink data with single carrier uplink control
Patent No. 10700836 

Inventor(s): Anthony Soong (Plano, TX), Mazin Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15068078 on 03/11/2016 (1572 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for communicating data and control information on an uplink channel in a wireless communication system. A frame is constructed to communicate symbols between a base station and user equipment, and zones are configured for an uplink channel in an uplink subframe using a signaling message. A first zone in the uplink channel is configured as a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for transmission of control information and a second zone is configured as a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) for transmission of data information. The PUCCH zone configuration is transmitted to the user equipment by the base station, control information is received by the base station as uplink control information (UCI) on the PUCCH resource using a single carrier modulation, such as SC-FDMA, and the data is received at the base station on the PUSCH resource using a multicarrier modulation, such as OFDM.

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


Control and data signaling in SC-FDMA communication systems
Patent No. 10700840 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR)
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027859 on 07/05/2018 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transmitting uplink information by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the user equipment, a method for receiving uplink information by a base station in a wireless communication system, and the base station are provided. The method for transmitting uplink information by a user equipment in a wireless communication system includes mapping a reference signal on a first symbol in a slot; mapping acknowledgement information in response to reception of downlink data on a second symbol placed directly after the first symbol in the slot; and transmitting a signal including mapped data of the reference signal and the acknowledgement information in the slot.

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


Clock data recovery convergence using signed timing injection
Patent No. 10700846 

Inventor(s): Pervez Mirza Aziz (Dallas, TX), Viswanath Annampedu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NVIDIA Corp. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Rowan TELS LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16386029 on 04/16/2019 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for data and clock recovery includes a timing error detector, a phase detector, and a phase increment injector. The phase increment injector may be used to determine an increment to affect an output of the phase detector or a clocking element. A sign of the increment is determined from a sign or direction of an accumulated version of a clock and data recovery gradient value.

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


Internet of things (”IoT”) multi-layered embedded handshake
Patent No. 10700867 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15916395 on 03/09/2018 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for securing data transmission are provided. Methods include utilizing a plurality of cross-connect tokens. Methods include receiving a communication line validation communication at a source device. Methods include powering a first passive cross-connect token located at the source device. The first passive cross-connect token may draw power from the communication. The first token may generate a first OTSC (”onetime security code”). The first token may transmit the first OTSC to a second token. The first OTSC may power the second token. The second token may validate the first OTSC, and generate a second OTSC. The second token may transmit the second OTSC to a third token. The third token may be located on a target device. The second OTSC may power the third token. The third token may validate the second OTSC, and transmit, upon validation, a communication line validated communication to the source device.

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


Network planning and optimization
Patent No. 10700940 

Inventor(s): David John Michael (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15825989 on 11/29/2017 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: Features related to systems and methods for network planning based on optimization modeling of equipment and item transmissions. The network planning may include a model to plan for transmission of items over a network to maximize overall efficiencies over alternative transmission modes. The model may produce a network plan that schedules transmissions, determines the number and types of equipment needed to support the transmissions, assigns equipment to specific locations, and optimally routes items throughout the network.

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


System, method, and computer program for automatically certifying a virtual network function (VNF) for use in a network function virtualization (NFV) based communication network
Patent No. 10700946 

Inventor(s): Ofer Hermoni (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED (Limassol, , CY)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15672068 on 08/08/2017 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for automatically certifying a Virtual Network Function (VNF) for use in a Network Function Virtualization based (NFV-based) communication network. In use, an online automated VNF certification system receives information associated with at least one VNF. Further, the online automated VNF certification system performs a first level of certification for the at least one VNF by validating metadata corresponding to the information associated with the at least one VNF. Additionally, the online automated VNF certification system performs a second level of certification for the at least one VNF, including testing deployment based functionality associated with the at least one VNF and validating results of testing the deployment based functionality. Still yet, the online automated VNF certification system performs a third level of certification for the at least one VNF by executing one or more test cases associated with the at least one VNF and validating results of executing the one or more test cases. Moreover, the online automated VNF certification system identifies the at least one VNF as certified as a result of performing the third level of certification for the at least one VNF.

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


VNFM assisted fault handling in virtual network function components
Patent No. 10701000 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16198711 on 11/21/2018 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system comprising one or more of receiving a heartbeat failure notification in a VNFCI when the VNFCI is in standby state, sending to a Virtual Network Function Manager (VNFM), by an operational state machine, a next state request message, determining if a peer VNFCI is online when an administrative state of the peer VNFCI is online, determining an operational state of the peer VNFCI when the peer VNFCI is online, sending a first next state response message with a standby state to the VNFCI when the peer VNFCI operational state is active, sending a second next state response with an active state to the VNFCI when the peer VNFCI operational state is not active, examining, in the VNFCI, a next state attribute in a received next state response message, staying in a standby state when the next state attribute is standby, and transitioning to active state when the next state attribute is active.

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


Authentication and approval control system for distributed ledger platform
Patent No. 10701053 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907514 on 02/28/2018 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for controlling access to and modification of a distributed ledger are provided. A system may receive a request to modify a distributed ledger and may transmit a request for availability data to computing devices associated with a plurality of modification approval users. Availability response data may be received. In response to receiving a request for modification of a distributed ledger, one or more modification authentication approval devices may be identified and requirements executed. Authentication/approval response data may be received and analyzed to determine whether the requirements for the identified modification authentication approval device are met. If so, the modification may be approved. If not, the request to modify may be denied.

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


Collaborative data sharing and co-browsing with natural language masking
Patent No. 10701079 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15380817 on 12/15/2016 (1293 days app to issue)

Abstract: Customized data management may include an example method which provides identifying data being accessed by at least one user device, retrieving a user profile associated with the user device, identifying access rights associated with the user profile, modifying the data by obscuring at least a portion of the data based on the access rights of the user profile.

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


Apparatus and method for supporting relationships associated with content provisioning
Patent No. 10701127 

Inventor(s): Christian Briggs (Austin, TX), Robert K. Spitz (Amherst, NH), Todd Downing (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): AiBUY, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14497686 on 09/26/2014 (2104 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving transaction information related to supplemental content that is presented in association with base content, where the transaction information includes an identification of a user. The method also includes identifying a relationship between the user and a content provider that provided the base content using the identification. The method further includes obtaining user transaction credentials from the content provider and completing a transaction for the user using the user transaction credentials.

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


System, method, and apparatus for service grouping of users to different speed tiers for wireless communication
Patent No. 10701217 

Inventor(s): Tony Wah-Tung Wong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540868 on 08/14/2019 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A speed tier based pricing scheme is utilized to increase average revenue per user (ARPU). To offer a speed tier based pricing scheme, the radio environment at a location of the UE can be analyzed to determine the speed tiers that can be offered to the user. In one aspect, an outer-loop scheduler can be utilized to allocate radio bearers to the UE based on a target data throughout associated with a user-selected speed tier. The priority of the non-guaranteed bit rate (GBR) bearers of the UE can be dynamically adjusted to track the target data throughput. In another aspect, a throttling function can be implemented to limit the data throughput of the UE to the target data throughput.

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


System for output of dual video stream via a single parallel digital video interface
Patent No. 10701288 

Inventor(s): Gregory Christison (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): DRS Network Imaging Systems, LLC (Melbourne, FL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988924 on 05/24/2018 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a video camera includes capturing a scene of imaging data using a focal plane array (FPA) module of the video camera. The scene of imaging data is characterized by a first bit depth. The method also includes processing, using an image processing module coupled to the FPA module, the scene of imaging data to provide display data characterized by a second bit depth less than the first bit depth. The method further includes forming a super frame including the display data and the scene of imaging data and outputting the super frame.

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


Method for encoding raw high frame rate video via an existing HD video architecture
Patent No. 10701367 

Inventor(s): Anthony Santamaria (Dallas, TX), Tyler L. Hook (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15672499 on 08/09/2017 (1056 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for transporting fast frame rate video data from a high frame rate image sensor mosaics and spreads the fast frame rate video data in 19201080p30 video frames for transporting via an existing standard video architecture. Packing information, spreading information, and unique ID/timestamps for each frame is encoded in metadata and inserted in ancillary metadata space of the 1080p30 video frames. A robust encoding scheme generates the metadata and ensures that the transported video can be reassembled into its original fast frame rate form after being spread over multiple channels.

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


Advertisement scheduler
Patent No. 10701423 

Inventor(s): Wassim Samir Chaar (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Chip Law Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16026422 on 07/03/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: An advertisement scheduler receives a commercial break schedule generated from a completed assignment of one or more spots that correspond to the deals comprising advertiser”s orders to place the spots into one or more commercial breaks in the commercial break schedule based on constraints and placement requirements. The advertisement scheduler may determine representative liability per pending spot for the deals and reshuffle the placement of the spots based on the representative liability of the deals in order to minimize liability associated with the deals. The advertisement scheduler may reshuffle the placement of the spots for maximum delivery of candidate deals, where the reshuffle is based on a forecast of expected viewership associated with the deals, and a pacing computation of cumulative demographics guaranteed at a particular point in time, modify the forecast based on weighting factor, and generate a finalized commercial break schedule based on the reshuffling.

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


Set-top box with enhanced behavioral controls and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10701436 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16545103 on 08/20/2019 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced behavioral controls and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, a television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may pair with an electronic door locking apparatus coupled to a door that is room-colocated with the set-top box in a hospitality establishment. The set-top box may then receive a status signal from the electronic door locking apparatus relative to the open/closed status of the door and locked/unlocked status of the door.

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


Audio amplification devices with integrated light elements for enhanced user safety
Patent No. 10701473 

Inventor(s): Gary Boyer (Bella Vista, AR), Timothy D. Schnell (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)
Assignee(s): TEAM IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15826068 on 11/29/2017 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for audio amplification devices are provided herein. In certain configurations, an audio amplification device includes a device body, at least one speaker, an electrical system housed in the device body, and one or more light elements integrated into the device body. The electrical system is configured to control an output of sound to the at least one speaker. Additionally, the electrical system controls the one or more light elements, such as by controlling light intensity, flashing rate, and/or color, to thereby enhance safety to the user.

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


Wireless network and method for suggesting corrective action based on performance and controlling access to location information
Patent No. 10701517 

Inventor(s): Mark Jefferson Reed (Tucson, AZ), Stephen Michael Palik (Redondo Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): TRAXCELL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Mitch Harris, Atty at Law, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16779590 on 02/01/2020 (150 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device, wireless network and their method of operation provide suggestion of corrective actions of the network based on performance evaluation of communications between a connected mobile device and the communications network. The communications network tracks location of mobile devices and stores performance data of connections between the mobile devices and the network. The performance data is referenced to expected performance data to determine whether a fault exists and a corrective action is suggested when the fault exists. Access to the location information by another computer is controlled by a preference flag set in response to a communication from the mobile device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Automatically connecting to a multicast priority service with reduced latency
Patent No. 10701526 

Inventor(s): Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113750 on 08/27/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device connects to a standard channel of a multicast network based on entering a service area, and receives a service announcement (SA) file via the standard channel. The device parses the SA file to determine a list of services identified in the SA file, and receives a selection of a priority service from the list of services. The device updates a priority counter associated with the priority service based on the selection. The device receives, after the period of time, information indicating entry into the service area, and determines that the priority counter satisfies a threshold based on receiving the information indicating entry into the service area. The device automatically connects to a priority channel of the multicast network, associated with the priority service, based on the priority counter satisfying the threshold, and receives a priority SA file, associated with the priority service, via the priority channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Media echoing and social networking device and method
Patent No. 10701530 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey David (Irvine, CA), Michael Stanley (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Ascension Intellectual Properties LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402435 on 05/03/2019 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for echoing media via a mobile device are disclosed herein. According to an embodiment, the method can include displaying automatically to a user, on the mobile device, a list of one or more respective identifiers of one or more other users experiencing respective media within a selectable geographic area. The user is then allowed to select whether to play one or more of the respective media on the mobile device, and can connect with the one or more other users via a social networking site. As a result, the user can network with previously unknown people, based on a common taste in music or other media, for example, as well as a geographic location.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enhanced dynamic feature support in wireless diameter-based networks
Patent No. 10701552 

Inventor(s): Robert Avanes (Roanoke, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025419 on 07/02/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer device may include logic configured to receive a request from a user equipment device or a network device; identify a responding wireless access network device to process the request; and determine whether information identifying supported features for the responding wireless access network device has been obtained. The logic may be further configured to request a list of supported features from the responding wireless access network device, when the information identifying the supported features for the responding wireless access network device has not been obtained by the computer device; receive, from the responding wireless access network device, a response that includes the list of the supported features and that further includes supported features scope information; store the supported features scope information; and use the supported features scope information when forwarding requests to the responding wireless access network device or the plurality of devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Urban mobile network system
Patent No. 10701567 

Inventor(s): Didier Gallais (Bieville-Beuville, , FR), Guillaume Crinon (Douvres-la-Dlivrande, , FR), Nicolas Constantinidis (Cresserons, , FR)
Assignee(s): BEELINX USA, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16589296 on 10/01/2019 (273 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of a mobile communication system includes a plurality of mobile units operating within a defined operating area, each of the mobile units having a processor, a memory for storing a mobile unit file structure, an application running on the processor for operating on the mobile unit file structure, and a receiver for receiving on a common receive communication channel data. The mobile communication system further includes a plurality of geolocation markers disposed within the defined operating area, each having a memory for storing geolocation information to define a relative position within the defined operating area, and a geolocation transmitter for transmitting the defined geolocation information on the common receive communication channel, the geolocation transmitter having a geolocation transmit range less than the defined operating area.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Self-calibrating RF network and system and method for use of the same
Patent No. 10701569 

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15723608 on 10/03/2017 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: A self-calibrating RF network and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the self-calibrating RF network includes multiple hospitality properties, wherein RF network includes a property server located in communication with a terminal device providing data services through distribution elements to end point devices, such as set-top boxes. Each of the property servers collects RF performance data relative to the terminal device, the distribution elements, and the end point devices. The RF performance data is analyzed by a remote central server that provides RF adjustment data, which is indicative of power and equalization adjustments to the terminal device, power and equalization adjustments to the plurality of distribution elements, and power and ranging adjustments to the plurality of end point devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for interference management in cellular networks
Patent No. 10701607 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Shenzhen, , CN), David Jean-Marie Mazzarese (Beijing, , CN), Qiang Li (Beijing, , CN), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL), Zheng Yu (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16241675 on 01/07/2019 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: Notifying served user equipments (UEs) of the presence or absence of cell-specific reference signal (CRS) symbols transmitted by neighboring base stations in the physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region of a subframe can be achieved through various of signaling techniques. The served UE may be notified by communicating a one or multi-bit indicator in a physical layer signaling channel of the serving cell, such as the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of the subframe. Alternatively, the served UE may be notified through higher layer signaling.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for releasing connection with local GW when UE moves out of the residential/enterprise network coverage
Patent No. 10701611 

Inventor(s): Noun Choi (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002974 on 06/07/2018 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a method in a core network communicatively connected with a first radio access network (RAN) comprising a first network element, and a second RAN comprising a second network element, includes receiving a first Non Access Stratum (NAS) message via the second network element from a User Equipment (UE), where the UE has, with the first network element, a selected IP traffic offload (SIPTO) PDN connection. The mobility management node detects that the UE is connected to the second network element that is different from the first network element that has a first identifying characteristic, where the detecting comprises determining that the first NAS message is received with a second identifying characteristic of the second network element different from the first identifying characteristic associated with the SIPTO PDN connection.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for DRX control and NACK/ACK
Patent No. 10701614 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16269055 on 02/06/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of combining semi-persistent resource allocation and dynamic resource allocation are provided. Packets, such as VoIP packets, are transmitted on the uplink and downlink using respective semi-persistent resources. For each mobile device, awake periods and sleep periods are defined. The semi-persistent resources are aligned with the awake periods so that most of the time the mobile device can turn of its wireless access radio during the sleep periods. In addition, signalling to request, and to allocate, resources for additional packets are transmitted during the awake periods, and the resources allocated for the additional packets are within the awake windows.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for access barring
Patent No. 10701618 

Inventor(s): Da Wang (Shenzhen, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388567 on 04/18/2019 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing access barring includes receiving barring parameters, modifying a subset of the barring parameters associated with an access class barring type, and forwarding the modified subset of the barring parameters to a remote device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Selective crest factor reduction and digital pre-distortion of physical channels and physical signals
Patent No. 10701694 

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX), Sidharth Balasubramanian (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107768 on 08/21/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: Selective crest factor reduction and digital pre-distortion of physical channels and physical signals in a wireless communication network are disclosed. A method for wireless communication includes allocating transmission bandwidths for physical channels and physical signals and determining if the total allocated transmission bandwidth for the physical channels and the physical signals is less than or equal to a first bandwidth threshold value. If the total allocated transmission bandwidth is less than or equal to the first bandwidth threshold value, the method includes digitally pre-distorting the physical channels and the physical signals and transmitting the digitally pre-distorted physical channels and physical signals. The method also includes applying digital crest factor reduction to the physical channels and the physical signals if the total allocated transmission bandwidth is less than or equal to a second bandwidth threshold value.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless communications using virtualized base stations network
Patent No. 10701755 

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15954571 on 04/16/2018 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for wireless communication includes transmitting at least first and second uplink signals by a UE to first and second virtualized radio units, respectively. The first and second uplink signals are processed by one or more virtual machines shared by both the first and second radio units. The UE switches connection from the first virtualized radio unit to the second virtualized radio unit without a transfer of context information from the first virtualized radio unit to the second virtualized radio unit. A first virtual machine implements at least one of a lower physical layer (PHY-Low), an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), and a radio frequency (RF) transceiver. A second virtual machine implements at least one of a Radio Link Control (RLC) layer, a Medium Access Control (MAC) layer, and a higher physical (PHY-high) layer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Image encoding device and image decoding device
Patent No. RE048074 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Tomoyuki Yamamoto (Sakai, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16003908 on 06/08/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image encoding device includes a first prediction parameter determination section ([b]53[/b]) for selecting, for each of prediction units belonging to a first group, a prediction parameter from a basic set; a second prediction parameter determination section ([b]55[/b]) for selecting, for each of prediction units belonging to a second group, a prediction parameter from a reduced set (i) including at least a part of the prediction parameter(s) selected by the first prediction parameter determination section ([b]53[/b]) and (ii) is constituted by a prediction parameter(s), the number of which is not more than the number of prediction parameters included in the basic set; and a prediction parameter encoding section ([b]243[/b]) for encoding (i) information indicating which one of prediction parameters is selected by the first prediction parameter determination section ([b]53[/b]) and (ii) information indicating which one of prediction parameters is selected by the second prediction parameter determination section ([b]55[/b]). Patent Class: N/A


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Basket pullout frame
Patent No. D888432 

Inventor(s): Alan Chen (Dallas, TX), Justin Corless (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HARDWARE RESOURCES, INC. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29678125 on 01/25/2019 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bottle drainer
Patent No. D888502 

Inventor(s): Ashley Diane Barbour (Fort Worth, TX), Robert Elliott Barbour, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Quickpatents, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29677390 on 01/18/2019 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Device for catching debris from a countertop
Patent No. D888512 

Inventor(s): Roel E. Hinojosa (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): INNOVATIVE SYNERGIES, LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Wick Phillips Gould Martin LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29646776 on 05/07/2018 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Adapter for supporting an electronic device
Patent No. D888543 

Inventor(s): Gavin Stener (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wild West Investments, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29708370 on 10/04/2019 (270 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet bowl
Patent No. D889049 

Inventor(s): Yunhao Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: ZANIP (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685162 on 03/27/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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