Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 12

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

Patents granted include:
•  Atos Digital Health Solutions' system for secure messaging
•  Bell Helicopter Textron's aircraft fleet maintenance system
•  Capital One's data sharing via distributed ledgers
•  Carefusion 303's variable dose dispensing system
•  Danco's smart water filter system
•  rewardStyle's dynamic creation of product links from a web browser
•  Texas Instruments' one-way key fob and vehicle pairing

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 Nov. 12, 2019 | 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
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 10
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

UNASSIGNED 12


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Heping Dai (Plano) 2
John B. Adrain (Frisco) 2
Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

161 days
Data sharing via distributed ledgers
Patent No. 10474834
Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA, US)
Inventor: Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX, US)

3,617 days
Method and system for defining generic topologies for use in topology matching engines
Patent No. 10474784
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc., LLC (Dallas
Inventors: Michael J. Krasnicki (Richardson, TX, US), Minas Hambardzumyan (Plano, TX, US), Ryan W. Eatmon (Carrollton, TX, US)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Fishing rod line threader
Patent No. 10470450 

Inventor(s): James Kelly Jordon (Flint, TX), Patrick John Marchese (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): FISH-EYEZ, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15793955 on 10/25/2017 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and device for threading fishing line through guides mounted on a fishing rod is disclosed, along with a method for using the system or device. A shaft is supported between paired gates. The shaft has a back end to attach to a fishing line. A carrier assembly is configured to hold the paired gates, and to permit mounted guides to pass between open paired gates while being threaded with the fishing line by the shaft, as the shaft is being fixedly retained between other paired gates. A funneling channel of an end cap module is attached to the carrier assembly near the front end of the shaft. While passing the carrier assembly over each of the mounted guides, the funneling channel funnels each of the mounted guides to encircle the front end of the shaft, thereby threading the mounted guides with fishing line.

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


Systems and methods for ligament balancing in robotic surgery
Patent No. 10470780 

Inventor(s): Peter M. Bonutti (Manalapan, FL)
Assignee(s): Bonutti Skeletal innovations LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini Bianco PL (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833082 on 12/06/2017 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for ligament balancing during robotic surgery. One or more transducers are positioned within a knee joint to detect forces indicative of tension in ligaments and to provide output based on the detected forces. A distraction device is used to provide a distraction force to cause movement of a distal end portion of a femur relative to a proximal end portion of a tibia to increase tension in the ligaments. Information associated with output from the transducers is displayed for viewing.

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


IOL delivery systems
Patent No. 10470875 

Inventor(s): Asif Fayyaz (Fort Worth, TX), Sudarshan B. Singh (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15626291 on 06/19/2017 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) insertion apparatus includes a handpiece body having a distal tip and a proximal section. The IOL insertion apparatus also includes a folding chamber located within the handpiece body, the folding chamber shaped to fold an IOL advancing through the folding chamber. The IOL insertion apparatus also includes an advancement system. The advancement system includes an advancement carriage movable between a first position and a second position within the handpiece body. The advancement carriage includes a spring system biasing the advancement carriage in a distal direction toward the second position and a dampening system to dampen motion of the advancement carriage. The advancement system further includes an elongated advancement plunger that includes a distal end to advance the IOL through the folding chamber and a proximal end connected to the advancement carriage.

[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]


Implantable device delivery system
Patent No. 10470906 

Inventor(s): Bryan K. Elwood (Arlington, TX), Thomas Patrick Robinson (Addison, TX), Zeke Eller (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (South Jordan, UT)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15263741 on 09/13/2016 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: Delivery systems and methods for deploying an implantable device are disclosed, which can include a delivery device having an outer tubular member and an inner assembly. The inner assembly is disposed within and is slidably movable relative to the outer tubular member. The inner assembly can include a pusher at a distal portion. The pusher abuts and restricts proximal movement, relative to the inner assembly, of a crimped implantable device within the outer tubular member. The pusher can include a slot to accommodate a suture binding mechanism of the implantable device. The delivery device can include a tip disposed at a distal end. The tip includes a tip transition zone. The inner sheath and outer tubular member can each have sections of distinct rigidity along their lengths with transition zones between the sections. A transition zone of the outer tubular member and a transition zone of the inner sheath can be longitudinally offset.

[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]


Systems and methods for treating eye diseases
Patent No. 10470925 

Inventor(s): Jeff Franco (Plano, TX), Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert M. Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16415506 on 05/17/2019 (179 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include accessing a terminal branch of an ophthalmic artery through a face of a subject. Additionally, the method may include positioning a device within the ophthalmic artery of the subject and treating at least one of a blockage, a stenosis, a lesion, plaque or other physiology in at least one of the ophthalmic artery or a junction between an internal carotid artery and the ophthalmic artery.

[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]


Cyclic aperture flow regulator system
Patent No. 10470926 

Inventor(s): Jaime Zacharias (Santiago, , CL)
Assignee(s): Alcon Research, Ltd. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14559878 on 12/03/2014 (1805 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cyclic aperture flow regulator system has an adjustable fluid aperture in a fluid path connecting the aspiration port of a surgical probe with a vacuum source. The cross-sectional area of the fluid aperture can be modified by an actuator. The actuator is controlled to modify the cross-sectional area of the adjustable fluid aperture in cycles. During each cycle, the fluid aperture cross-sectional area is substantially reduced or closed. The cycles occur at a rate fast enough to produce a substantially steady flow, with minimum flow ripple and pressure ripple.

[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]


Combination walker and cane
Patent No. 10470963 

Inventor(s): Ashley Donahoe (Grapevine, TX), Dustin T Donahoe (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949621 on 04/10/2018 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A combination walker and cane includes a pair of inverted, U-shaped frame members, each having a horizontal handlebar with a front leg and a rear leg depending therefrom. One of the rear legs is detachable from the remainder of the corresponding frame member to form a walking cane, if desired. Accordingly, a user can operate the walker in a conventional fashion, or detach the rear leg to form a walking cane.

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


Systems and methods for protecting umbilical stumps
Patent No. 10471235 

Inventor(s): Shivani Alexandra Torres (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Vista IP Law Group, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15098286 on 04/13/2016 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: a shield having a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient; and an opening at the shield for allowing an umbilical catheter to extend therethrough. A method for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: providing a device having a shield with a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient, and wherein the device further includes an opening at the shield; shielding the umbilical stump from an environment using the shield; and accommodating an umbilical catheter using the opening at the shield.

[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 anchor locking mechanism
Patent No. 10471265 

Inventor(s): Elliot Bridgeman (Big Lake, MN), Larry Kane (Roseville, MN)
Assignee(s): NUVECTRA CORPORATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15728997 on 10/10/2017 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A anchor for an implantable medical device includes an anchor body and a locking member. The anchor body includes a first trough extending along a first axis. The locking member is coupled to the anchor body and rotates with respect to a second axis, between an unlocked position and a locked position. The locking member includes protruding members that define a second trough aligned with the first trough when the locking member is rotated to the unlocked position, so as to form an open path for the implantable medical device to move through the first and second troughs. When the locking member is rotated to the locked position, the protruding members block at least a portion of the first trough to define a tortuous path between the first trough and the second trough so as to restrict a movement of the implantable medical device through the first and second troughs.

[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]


Game and method of playing the same
Patent No. 10471359 

Inventor(s): Gabe von Ruden (Colleyville, TX), William Gumm (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Omni Legal Group (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15453844 on 03/08/2017 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for a fantasy game are provided. In particular, the system and method enables one or more users to draft fantasy players based on any qualifying real-life person, object, or thing onto a roster, create a lineup based on the roster, and use the lineup to compete against other users. The system and method may utilize a deep learning algorithm that may update in real time to award points. At the conclusion of a season, the present invention may provide for two rounds of playoffs, after which the present invention may declare an overall winner and a winner for a particular category.

[A63F] CARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [5]


 

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

Multi-purpose tool
Patent No. 10471580 

Inventor(s): Shelby Lies (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820878 on 11/22/2017 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-purpose tool includes a hollow elongated body with an open end providing access to a cavity within the elongated body; a first tool secured within the cavity and having a first head connected to a first extendable rod; a second tool secured within the cavity and having a second head connected to a second extendable rod; a motor connected to the first tool and second tool and to extend and retract the first extendable rod and the second extendable rod; a control center to control the motor, the control center having a first switch for operating the motor in connection with the first tool; and a second switch for operating the motor in connection with the second tool; a power source secured within the cavity and adapted to provide power to the motor; activation of the first switch causes the motor to extend the first extendable rod, wherein the first head is extended past the open end; and activation of the second switch causes the motor to extend the second extendable rod, wherein the second head is extended past the open end.

[B25F] COMBINATION OR MULTI-PURPOSE TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DETAILS OR COMPONENTS OF PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS NOT PARTICULARLY RELATED TO THE OPERATIONS PERFORMED AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [4]


Cowl louver assembly with modular ice scrapers
Patent No. 10471935 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15819441 on 11/21/2017 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicular cowl louver assembly, a vehicular windshield assembly and a vehicle. A cowl louver that makes up a portion of the vehicular cowl louver assembly has one or more recesses formed in an upper-facing surface with which to provide storage of an ice scraper. A resiliently-biased clip allows the ice scraper to be selectively removable from the cowl louver to enable a person to scrape ice, snow or other debris from a vehicular windshield. The ice scraper may be returned to the recess after use, where the clip keeps the two secured to one another, even during vehicular movement. In one form, the surface of the ice scraper may be made to form a substantially flush, continuous fit with the portion of the surface of the cowl louver that is adjacent the recess to improve aerodynamic and aesthetic features of the cowl louver assembly.

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


Internal wing control surface linkage system
Patent No. 10472046 

Inventor(s): James C. Copp (Arlington, TX), Steven J. Ellzey (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15389048 on 12/22/2016 (1055 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal wing control surface linkage system comprising: an actuator arm configured to rotate around a first rotation axis within an airfoil body. A linking arm is mounted within the airfoil body. The linking arm comprises a linking tube and a linkage rod slideably received within the linking tube. The linking tube comprises a hinged end pivotally coupled to the actuator arm about a first pivot axis parallel to the first rotation axis to cause deflection of a control surface coupled to the airfoil body during rotation of the actuator arm. The linkage rod comprising a hinged end coupled to a clevis about a second pivot axis of the control surface. A spherical bearing swivelly coupling the linking arm and providing a fixed swivel pivot which swivels the linking arm, as the linking tube simultaneously slides within the spherical bearing and, in combination, the rod simultaneously slides within the linking tube.

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


Rotor assembly with high lock-number blades
Patent No. 10472057 

Inventor(s): Alan Ewing (Keller, TX), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Gary Miller (North Richland Hills, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Southlake, TX), Richard E. Rauber (Euless, TX), Thomas C. Parham, Jr. (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15432910 on 02/14/2017 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft rotor assembly has a central hub and a plurality of rotor blades coupled to the hub for rotation with the hub about an axis, each blade having a Lock number of approximately 5 or greater. A lead-lag pivot for each blade is formed by a flexure coupling the associated blade to the hub. Each pivot is a radial distance from the axis and allows for in-plane lead-lag motion of the associated blade relative to the hub, each pivot allowing for in-plane motion from a neutral position of at least 1 degree in each of the lead and lag directions. Elastic deformation of the flexure produces a biasing force for biasing the associated blade toward the neutral position, and the biasing force is selected to achieve a first in-plane frequency of greater than 1/rev for each blade.

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


Inboard bearing assemblies for proprotor systems
Patent No. 10472059 

Inventor(s): Amarjit Kizhakkepat (Fort Worth, TX), Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Ken Shundo (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Thomas Cravener (Fort Worth, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15648650 on 07/13/2017 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A proprotor system for a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter flight mode and an airplane flight mode. The proprotor system includes a yoke having a plurality of blade arms with inboard pockets. A centrifugal force and shear bearing assembly is disposed in each of the inboard pockets of the yoke. Each of a plurality of proprotor blades is coupled to the yoke by one of the bearing assemblies such that each proprotor blade has a pitch change degree of freedom about a pitch change axis and a tilting degree of freedom about a focal point. Each bearing assembly includes a centrifugal force bearing coupled to the yoke, a shear bearing coupled to the yoke and an inboard beam coupled between the centrifugal force bearing and the shear bearing. Each inboard beam is coupled to a respective proprotor blade.

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


Coupling article
Patent No. 10472148 

Inventor(s): Stephen LaMont Tribbett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15442701 on 02/26/2017 (989 days app to issue)

Abstract: An article for coupling bands, cords, straps and the like to bundle items. The coupling article comprises a body having at least two end sections each having a cutout and passage means formed therethrough to removably retain a portion of a tensile line. A user may use an end section of the coupling article to engage a first portion of a closed-loop tensile line, encircle one or more objects, and engage a remaining portion of the closed-loop tensile line with an opposing end section, thus holding the objects together. A user may also secure objects using the coupling article in combination with an open-loop tensile line by wrapping the tensile line around a first end section, within the cutout and securing with a knot. With the remaining open-loop tensile line, the user would encircle one or more objects, and then wrap the open-loop tensile line around a second end section, within the cutout and secure with a knot. The coupling article may be constructed of plastic, metal, or other rigid material to meet the needs of the application. The dimensions of the coupling article may be of varying size depending on the desired compressive force needed on the objects, and the size and strength of the tensile line.

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


Transportable container with subfloor for use with a roll-off truck
Patent No. 10472166 

Inventor(s): Carl Gosnay (Plano, TX), John Bloom (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): DFW Disposal and Recycling Service, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheri Higgins Law (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15814495 on 11/16/2017 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transportable container comprises: a sidewall; a front wall; a floor; and a subfloor, wherein the subfloor is removably attached to a bottom of the floor, wherein the subfloor comprises: two or more rails, wherein the two or more rails matingly engage with two or more hoist rails of a roll-off truck; and two or more rollers. The roll-off truck can include a system for loading, transporting, and unloading the container and subfloor. The system can be a cable/winch system or a hook/lift system. The subfloor can be removably attached to a floor of the container via welding or spot welding, fastening, bracketing, or bolting. The container can be any type of container that is not capable of being loaded, transported, and unloaded using a roll-off truck.

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


Induced magnetic field tote transfer chimney and methods of use
Patent No. 10472174 

Inventor(s): Cameron M. Hodge (Georgetown, KY), John D. Robinson (Georgetown, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199673 on 11/26/2018 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for using an induced magnetic field tote transfer chimney including a pair of opposed roller conveyer frames comprising a plurality of rollers disposed in opposed roller pairs, the plurality of rollers comprising a combination of different types of rollers, the combination comprising a magnetic roller and at least one other roller, the at least one other roller being one of a standard uncoated roller, a standard coated roller, or another magnetic roller, each magnetic roller being a magnetic coated roller or a magnetic uncoated roller. The induced magnetic field tote transfer chimney has a conveying direction extending in a vertical direction and each magnetic roller disposed in the induced magnetic field tote transfer chimney is configured to induce induction braking to reduce product speed and generate an induction braking force proportional to speed.

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


 

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

Smart water filter system
Patent No. 10472252 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14640758 on 03/06/2015 (1712 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various examples are provided for smart water filter systems. In one example, a smart water filter system includes a solenoid valve (or other electrically operated valve) in a water supply line of a faucet, and a filter bank coupled to the water supply line. Activation of the valve can stop the flow of unfiltered water through the faucet while allowing the flow of filtered water through the faucet. In another example, a smart water filter system includes a three-port solenoid (or electrically operated) valve coupled to a faucet, and a filter bank coupled to the water supply line and to a second inlet port of the three-port solenoid valve. Activation of the three-port valve can stop the flow of unfiltered water through the faucet while allowing the flow of filtered water through the faucet.

[C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3]


Drill cuttings with a drying agent
Patent No. 10472280 

Inventor(s): Donald J. Kennedy (Dallas, TX), Jason R. Goodrum (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): D-TRACE INVESTMENTS, LLC (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14719150 on 05/21/2015 (1636 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are stabilized materials and methods and systems for providing said stabilized materials. The system includes a first unit for mixing a first combination that includes a quantity of drill cuttings and a drying agent. The system may include a second unit for mixing the first combination with at least a binder and/or a surface acting agent and providing a second combination. The second combination is formed when the first combination is caused to have a reduced moisture content, transitioning from a first state to a second state. The reduced moisture content in the second state is at least 20% less than the moisture content of the drill cuttings. The first combination in a second state is a stabilized material. The first combination in a second state may be a dried material. The binder and/or a surface acting agent with or without additional additives are not introduced until the first combination is in the second state.

[C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


Feed material for biomass generator
Patent No. 10472604 

Inventor(s): John Ray Roheim (Flower Mound, TX), Judith G. Pruitt (Mesquite, TX), Robert Clarence Pearce, III (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15363628 on 11/29/2016 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a bacteria and nutrient delivery composition containing bran. The subject composition is preferably made in the form of a tablet that is structurally stable without being excessively hard. The tablets preferably have a configuration that reduces the likelihood of premature shearing in tableting presses or jamming in feeder devices for biomass generators. Methods of manufacturing the bacterial delivery composition in a structurally stable form that maintains bacterial viability are also provided.

[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]


Targeting BCL11A distal regulatory elements for fetal hemoglobin reinduction
Patent No. 10472619 

Inventor(s): Jian Xu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): The Children”s Medical Center Corporation (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Nixon Peabody, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816083 on 11/17/2017 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for increasing fetal hemoglobin levels in a cell by disrupting BCL11A expression at the genomic level. Also provided herein are methods and compositions relating to the treatment of hemoglobinopathies by reinduction of fetal hemoglobin levels.

[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]


T E X T I L E S & P A P E R

Proliferated thread count of a woven textile by simultaneous insertion within a single pick insertion event of a loom apparatus multiple adjacent parallel yarns drawn from a multi-pick yarn package
Patent No. 10472744 

Inventor(s): Arun Agarwal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Legalforce RAPC Worldwide (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15652230 on 07/17/2017 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thread count of a woven textile is proliferated by simultaneous insertion within a single pick insertion event of a loom apparatus multiple adjacent parallel yarns drawn from a multi-pick yarn package. In one or more embodiments, multiple texturized polyester weft yarns of denier between 15 and 65 are wound on a single bobbin in a parallel adjacent fashion such that they may be fed into an air jet pick insertion apparatus and/or a rapier pick insertion apparatus of an air jet loom to weave a textile that has between 90 to 235 ends per inch cotton warp yarns and between 100 and 965 polyester weft yarns.

[D03D] WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Shiftable mold
Patent No. 10472780 

Inventor(s): Milton Wilson (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Wirtgen GmbH (, , DE)
Law Firm: Patterson Intellectual Property Law, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009375 on 06/15/2018 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inset slip form paving apparatus includes a frame having a front and a rear defining a paving direction. At least one left ground engaging support and at least one right ground engaging support support the frame from a ground surface. An inset mold assembly is located below the frame and between the left and right ground engaging supports. An adjustable support assembly supports the mold assembly from the frame so that the mold assembly is adjustable in position in the paving direction relative to the frame between a retracted position and an extended position.

[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)


Water closet assembly with a removable cap
Patent No. 10472812 

Inventor(s): Daniel I. South (Dayton, NV), Duane R. Condon (Ramona, CA), William A. Ghiglieri (Reno, NV)
Assignee(s): LSP Products Group, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15817609 on 11/20/2017 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an apparatus that comprises a water closet assembly having a cylindrical body and a water closet flange. The apparatus also includes an annular shear wall that extends from the water closet assembly in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body. The water closet assembly can also include an annular recess. In addition, the apparatus has a wall of the annular recess that includes an outer surface of the annular shear wall and a removable cap extending from the annular shear wall.

[E03D] WATER-CLOSETS OR URINALS WITH FLUSHING DEVICES; FLUSHING VALVES THEREFOR


Adjustable and rackable fence system
Patent No. 10472852 

Inventor(s): Harry Rosario (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Pham IP Group (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15097267 on 04/12/2016 (1309 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for a fence system that is adjustable and rackable to accommodate uneven surfaces. The picket fence system can be adjusted into a selected position and releasably secured, or portions can be changed to modify the appearance of the fence. One embodiment of the invention provides rackable fencing in panel to allow for easily moving selected fences in racks.

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


System and method for controlling a drilling path based on drift estimates
Patent No. 10472893 

Inventor(s): Sashmit Bhaduri (Austin, TX), Teddy Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15068222 on 03/11/2016 (1341 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surface steerable system coupled to a drilling rig receives BHA information from a bottom hole assembly (BHA) located in a borehole. The BHA information corresponds to a first location of the BHA with respect to a target drilling path and geological formation drift information. The surface steerable system calculates a toolface vector to create a convergence path from the first location of the BHA to the target drilling path that accounts for geological formation drift defined by the geological formation drift information such that the BHA will converge with the target drilling path by drilling in accordance with the toolface vector. The surface steerable system causes at least one control parameter to be modified in order to alter a drilling direction of the BHA based on the calculated toolface vector and transmits the at least one control parameter to the drilling rig to target the BHA in accordance with the calculated toolface vector.

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


Downhole tool and method of manufacturing a tool
Patent No. 10472896 

Inventor(s): Alfred H. Skinner (Aledo, TX), Neal Alan Bowden (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): ESCO GROUP LLC (Portland, OR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14945203 on 11/18/2015 (1455 days app to issue)

Abstract: Producing a drag bit includes creating a mold corresponding to the surface of the bit and inserting a core in the mold corresponding to the plenum of the bit. A preliminary shaped bit is cast in the mold. Excess material is removed from the casting to produce a final shaped bit.

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


Systems and methods for core recovery
Patent No. 10472912 

Inventor(s): Johnathan Adam Wallis (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Schlumberger Technology Corporation (Sugar Land, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14830952 on 08/20/2015 (1545 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining the retraction rate of a coring bit based on sensed environmental factors associated with coring operations. In certain embodiments, a downhole tool is positioned in a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation, coring operations are commenced by rotating a coring bit of the downhole tool and extending the rotating coring bit into a first location along a sidewall of the wellbore, a first environmental factor associated with the coring operations at the first location is sensed, and a rate of retraction of the coring bit at the first location is determined based on the first sensed environmental factor.

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


Apparatus and methods for overcoming an obstruction in a wellbore
Patent No. 10472913 

Inventor(s): Douglas J. Streibich (Forth Worth, TX), Michael C. Robertson (Arlington, TX), William F. Boelte (New Iberia, LA)
Assignee(s): MCR OIL TOOLS, LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15444099 on 02/27/2017 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for penetrating a downhole target within a wellbore include providing a body with a longitudinal axis, a first end, and a second end into a wellbore, the body having a nozzle at the first end. The nozzle is adapted to project a medium in a direction generally parallel to the longitudinal axis to affect a downhole target. An actuator in communication with the medium is usable to initiate the apparatus. The nozzle can be provided with a geometry configured for projecting the medium in a pattern that separates the downhole target into at least two portions. The medium can include a ferromagnetic material that becomes associated with the downhole target to facilitate recovery of the target or portions thereof using a retrieval device having a magnetic element.

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


Degradable isolation devices with embedded tracers
Patent No. 10472918 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15754263 on 10/28/2015 (1476 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a wellbore isolation device, a method to form the wellbore isolation device, and a downhole, device-tracking system. In one embodiment, the system includes a wellbore isolation device having a first identification tag and a dissolvable component. The first identification tag is operable to travel along a fluid flow path toward the surface of a well upon dissolution of the dissolvable component. The system also includes a detector disposed along the fluid flow path, where the detector is operable to detect the first identification tag when the first identification tag is proximate to the detector.

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


Multilateral junction fitting for intelligent completion of well
Patent No. 10472933 

Inventor(s): David J. Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14890574 on 07/10/2014 (1951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A completion system and method for intelligent control of multilateral wells. A wye-shaped junction fitting defines a hollow interior that is fluidly coupled with the uphole tubing string and both downhole main and lateral completion strings. Hydraulic, electric, and/or fiber-optic communication line segments extend between the uphole end and both downhole ends of the junction fitting for providing power, control or communications between the surface and all production zones. The communication line segments are located outside the junction fitting interior and may be located within longitudinal grooves formed along the exterior wall surface of the junction fitting. Stabable, wet-matable connectors may be provided at each end of the junction fitting, which connect the both interior flow paths and communication lines, and which may allow connection at any relative radial orientation.

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


Setting tool igniter system and method
Patent No. 10472939 

Inventor(s): John T. Hardesty (Fort Worth, TX), Johnny Joslin (Godley, TX), Robert E. Davis (Joshua, TX), Shelby L. Sullivan (Minot, ND)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019767 on 06/27/2018 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is a downhole tool that includes a switch sub having a bore and a bulkhead extending along a longitudinal axis, wherein the bulkhead has a bulkhead bore that fluidly communicates with (i) the bore and (ii) an outside of the switch sub; and an igniter system located inside the bulkhead. The igniter system is configured to ignite an energetic material.

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


Method of placing distributed pressure gauges across screens
Patent No. 10472945 

Inventor(s): Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14425749 on 09/26/2012 (2603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensing assembly for use in a wellbore comprises a wellbore component disposed in a wellbore tubular string, at least one gauge configured to sense at least one parameter, and at least one sensing link coupled to the at least one gauge. The at least one gauge is disposed at a first location along the wellbore tubular string, and the sensing link is configured to provide communication of at least one parameter from a sensing point at a second location to the first location. The sensing point is radially adjacent the wellbore component.

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


 

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

 

Fume tight sock collector/box
Patent No. 10472082 

Inventor(s): Joseph Daniel Leachman (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15463879 on 03/20/2017 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment fluid recovery structure includes a body having an interior cavity, ports integrally joined to first walls of the body and having port walls that extend away from the body, with each of the ports having a port opening that is contiguous with the interior cavity, and a drain structure integrally joined to a second wall of the body and having a drain hole that extends from the interior cavity through the drain structure.

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


System and method for speed control of variable speed pumping systems
Patent No. 10473097 

Inventor(s): Minh Truong (Dallas, TX), Ryan Morris (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TIGERFLOW SYSTEMS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14843377 on 09/02/2015 (1532 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for controlling a speed of a pumping system includes a controller, a variable frequency drive connected to the controller, a motor connected to the variable frequency drive, a pump connected to the motor, a set of sensors connected to the motor, the pump, and the controller, and an interface connected to the controller. The controller includes a processor and a memory connected to the processor. A motor control process is saved in the memory and executed by the processor that generates a motor control signal to control the speed of the motor and the pump.

[F04B] POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; machines for liquids, or pumps, of rotary-piston or oscillating-piston type F04C; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D; pumping of fluid by direct contact of another fluid or by using inertia of fluid to be pumped F04F; crankshafts, crossheads, connecting-rods F16C; flywheels F16F; gearings for interconverting rotary motion and reciprocating motion in general F16H; pistons, piston-rods, cylinders, in general F16J; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Loop strap
Patent No. 10473265 

Inventor(s): Gabriel James Snyder (Sachse, TX), Garrett Hellinger (Sachse, TX), Matthew Banes (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Sellmark Corporation (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: Smitha Mathews (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15971668 on 05/04/2018 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus and methods for stabilizing tripod shooting platforms. An apparatus according to the present disclosure may comprise a loop strap having a securing means for attaching the loop strap to a tripod shooting platform, an adjustment means for adjusting the length of the loop strap, and a loop for engaging a user”s foot and creating tension in the loop strap, thereby generating a compressive stabilizing force on the tripod shooting platform. A method of stabilizing a tripod shooting platform according to the present disclosure may comprise the steps of securing a first end of a loop strap to the tripod shooting platform, adjusting the length of the loop strap, and pulling down on a second end of the loop strap to create tension in the loop strap, thereby generating a stabilizing force on the tripod shooting platform.

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


Method and apparatus for reduction of condensate re-evaporation during cooling part-load duty cycling
Patent No. 10473343 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15424993 on 02/06/2017 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus that includes a supply duct and a return duct fluidly coupled to the supply duct. A first evaporator is disposed between the supply duct and the return duct. A second evaporator is disposed between the supply duct and the return duct. A fresh-air intake is disposed between the supply duct and the return duct upstream of the first evaporator and the second evaporator. A first plurality of dampers are disposed upstream of the first evaporator. A second plurality of dampers are disposed upstream of the second evaporator. A divider panel is disposed between the first evaporator and the second evaporator. The divider panel directs air egressing the first plurality of dampers across the first evaporator and air egressing the second plurality of dampers across the second evaporator.

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


Bullet proof blinds
Patent No. 10473437 

Inventor(s): John B. Adrain (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bodi Law LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14476206 on 09/03/2014 (1896 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blind system comprising a plurality of slats having a ballistic resistant material; a control system operably configured to cause a change in state of the blind from an open state to a protective closed state; and a sensing system operably configured to detect a threatening event, wherein the sensing system upon sensing the threatening event triggers the control system to transition from the open state to the protective state such that in the protective state, the blinds are adapted to be resistant to penetration by high-speed ballistic objects

[F41H] ARMOUR; ARMOURED TURRETS; ARMOURED OR ARMED VEHICLES; MEANS OF ATTACK OR DEFENCE, e.g. CAMOUFLAGE, IN GENERAL


System for supporting the confirmation of a fluid connection
Patent No. 10473543 

Inventor(s): Frederick Joseph Clark (Georgetown, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14830802 on 08/20/2015 (1545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making and confirming a fluid connection involves making a fluid connection including, at a female piece side, a female piece, and at a male piece side, a male piece axially inserted into the female piece and a shoulder opposing the female piece. By the fitment of a socket portion of an end attachment over the female piece, a bifurcated claw of the socket portion engages between the female piece and the shoulder. Via the bifurcated claw, a disconnection force is applied between the female piece side and the male piece side by pivoting a torque wrench supporting the end attachment.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Data output for high frequency domain
Patent No. 10470475 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX), Myung-Ho Bae (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, PC. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16197871 on 11/21/2018 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes memory banks that store data and a data path coupled to the memory banks that transfers the data. The system also includes a latch that gates the data path based on a clock signal in the system. The system further includes interface circuitry coupled to the data path that sends an instruction to the memory banks to transmit the data on the data path in response to receiving a first rising edge of the clock signal. The interface circuitry also outputs gated data in response to receiving a second rising edge of the clock signal. The latch gates the data path to store the gated data in response to receiving a falling edge of the clock signal.

[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)


Water-soluble UV-absorbing compounds and uses thereof
Patent No. 10472319 

Inventor(s): Walter R. Laredo (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401193 on 05/02/2019 (194 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein are dimethyl acetal-containing UV-absorbing compounds and their uses in preparing UV-absorbing polyvinyl alcohol prepolymers suitable for producing UV-absorbing contact lenses capable of blocking ultra-violet (”UV”) radiation and optionally (but preferably) violet radiation with wavelengths from 380 nm to 440 nm, thereby protecting eyes to some extent from damages caused by UV radiation and potentially from violet radiation. This invention also provides a UV-absorbing polyvinyl alcohol prepolymer.

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


Apparatus for spatially and spectrally adaptable dichromatic white light source using spatial light modulator
Patent No. 10473284 

Inventor(s): Vikrant R. Bhakta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154417 on 10/08/2018 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples of an automotive headlamp, a first illumination source outputs a first color light, and a second illumination source outputs a second color light different from the first color light. A digital micromirror device receives the first color light and the second color light and reflects the first color light and the second color light. A projection optics receives reflected light from the digital micromirror device and outputs a beam from the automotive headlamp having a color that is a combination of the first and second colors. A controller controls intensity and duration of the first illumination source and the second illumination source, controls a pattern on the digital micromirror device, and spectrally tunes the color of the output beam.

[G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4]


System and method for immediate health assessment response system
Patent No. 10473659 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Reliant Immune Diagnostics, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15786191 on 10/17/2017 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: An immediate health assessment response system, comprising a testing device having thereon an alignment target and having a plurality of immunoassay test strips, the plurality of immunoassay test strips each including a sample pad capable of receiving a biologic sample, and a server configured to receive information from a mobile device regarding test results from a test performed using the testing device, receive an image from a mobile device, process the image to determine results based on pixel count and line intensity of the test line of each of the plurality of immunoassay test strips, compare the results of processing the image to a control for each test line of each of the plurality of immunoassay test strips, and provide a risk indicator, wherein the risk indicator alerts a user to seek medical attention immediately.

[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)


Methods and apparatus for test insertion points
Patent No. 10473717 

Inventor(s): Wilson Pradeep (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15347619 on 11/09/2016 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a method of providing K bits of test data to a combinatorial circuit. The method further includes generating N bits of test data using the combinatorial circuit, where N is greater than K. The method further includes providing the N bits of test data to a module under test.

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


System and method for fast system acquisition and channel estimation
Patent No. 10473747 

Inventor(s): Zhengxiang Ma (Summit, NJ)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395649 on 12/30/2016 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a transmit-receive point (TRP) includes generating a different spatial domain to time domain transform (STT) symbol for each antenna element in an antenna array, and transmitting the STT symbols using the antenna array to sweep a beam along a first plane in the time domain.

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


Beam dumps having tailored absorbing surfaces
Patent No. 10473828 

Inventor(s): Curtis Kyhl (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15953199 on 04/13/2018 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing defining a cavity configured to receive laser energy and an absorbing surface within the cavity configured to absorb and convert the laser energy into thermal energy. A shape of the absorbing surface is based on a profile of the laser energy. At least one first portion of the absorbing surface has one or more first angles of incidence with respect to the laser energy and is configured to receive at least one first portion of the laser energy. At least one second portion of the absorbing surface has one or more second angles of incidence with respect to the laser energy and is configured to receive at least one second portion of the laser energy. The first angle(s) is/are larger than the second angle(s). The first portion(s) of the laser energy is/are more intense than the second portion(s) of the laser energy.

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


Head mounted display content capture and sharing
Patent No. 10473941 

Inventor(s): Tian Shen (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799364 on 10/31/2017 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: A virtual reality goggle includes a goggle shaped body having multiple cameras mounted thereon. A display is supported by the goggle shaped body. A support extends between sides of the goggle shaped body and includes multiple cameras. Circuitry is coupled to receive video from the multiple cameras, the video comprising a composite field of view of approximately 360 degrees about the goggle, the circuitry to couple to a wireless communication device to transmit the received video to networked processing services, and to receive stitched stereoscopic three dimensional virtual reality video from the networked processing services, the circuitry further coupled to provide the received stitched stereoscopic three dimensional virtual reality video for display.

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


Trigonometric display and method thereof
Patent No. 10474106 

Inventor(s): L. Franklin Kemp (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16407335 on 05/09/2019 (187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trigonometric function display clock includes a clock face that has a center aligned with a central axis, axial markings aligned with an x-axis and a y-axis, and a secondary circle having a diameter equal to a radius of the axial markings. A first point on the secondary circle is aligned at the center of the central axis, and the secondary circle is configured to be rotatable about the first point. The secondary circle is configured to overlap and align with at least a portion of the axial markings as the secondary circle rotates about the first point.

[G04B] MECHANICALLY-DRIVEN CLOCKS OR WATCHES; MECHANICAL PARTS OF CLOCKS OR WATCHES IN GENERAL; TIME-PIECES USING THE POSITION OF THE SUN, MOON, OR STARS (spring- or weight-driven mechanisms in general F03G; electromechanical clocks or watches G04C; electromechanical clocks with attached or built-in means operating any device at preselected times or after predetermined time intervals G04C 23/00; clocks or watches with stop devices G04F 7/08; structural details or housings specially adapted for electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 17/00)


Unmanned vehicle security guard
Patent No. 10474168 

Inventor(s): Kade Scott (Dallas, TX), Matthew Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX), Richard Daniel Graham (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Hostetler LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15596898 on 05/16/2017 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: Unmanned vehicles can be terrestrial, aerial, nautical, or multi-mode. Unmanned vehicles may be used to survey a property in response to or in anticipation of a threat. For example, an unmanned vehicle may analyze information about the property and based on the information deter theft of items on the property.

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


Non-volatile storage system with in-drive data analytics
Patent No. 10474366 

Inventor(s): Sumanranjan Mitra (Mumbai, , IN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15393130 on 12/28/2016 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solid state drive (or other non-volatile storage device) includes a plurality of non-volatile storage elements arranged in blocks (or other units). Blocks (or other units) can be individually switched between analytics mode and I/O mode. The SSD (or other non-volatile storage device) performs in-drive data analytics for blocks in analytics mode while blocks in I/O mode are available for concurrent I/O operations.

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


External memory controller
Patent No. 10474380 

Inventor(s): Gary Gostin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14780389 on 04/01/2013 (2416 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system is disclosed herein. The computing system includes a computing node and a remote memory node coupled to the computing node via a system fabric. The computing node includes a plurality of processors and a master memory controller. The master memory controller is external to the plurality of processors. The master memory controller routes requests corresponding to requests from the plurality of processors across the system fabric to the remote memory node and returns a response.

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


Write tracking for memories
Patent No. 10474389 

Inventor(s): Craig Warner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15201981 on 07/05/2016 (1225 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various examples, device comprises a memory and a memory controller. The memory controller comprises a write tracking buffer. The memory controller to: receive a write request bound for the memory, store an entry associated with the write request in the write tracking buffer, and determine an access pattern of the memory. The access pattern indicates a high or a low write bandwidth of the memory. The memory controller to execute the write request bound for the memory based on the determined memory access pattern, complete execution of the write request, and responsive to completing execution of the write request, free the entry associated with the write request from the write tracking buffer.

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


System and method for managing multiple file systems in a memory
Patent No. 10474396 

Inventor(s): Aditya Pratap Sharma (Bangalore, , IN), Balasiva Kumar Narala (Kakinada, , IN), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Vimal Kumar Jain (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427706 on 02/08/2017 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for managing multiple file systems on a single non-volatile memory system is described. The system may include a non-volatile memory system with non-volatile memory having first and second file systems, each associated with respective files, and having a common pool of free space. The controller may be configured to update a file system to be mounted to reflect a capacity relating to only the respective files for that file system and all of the common pool of free space, while hiding from the host the file system not being mounted. The method may include the controller only presenting a single file system and hiding the unmounted file system, or may include the controller managing multiple file systems by presenting multiple file systems concurrently.

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


Technical building block
Patent No. 10474433 

Inventor(s): Vivek M Thatte (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Law DepartmentA3 Intellectual Property and Innovation (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161281 on 10/16/2018 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A virtual technical building block software development tool and a software development interface that speed accurate and quality software design are provided. The tools develop enterprise software architecture designs, and utilize a library of symbols and a virtual template. The library of symbols includes service oriented architecture symbols and enterprise application integration symbols. The template includes multiple sections to be displayed on a computing device screen. Each section includes a blank space bounded by a frame, and all of the sections are vertically aligned with one another to guide design flow. The sections of the template include, from top to bottom vertically, (1) a technical capabilities section; (2) an interaction sequence section; (3) a service topology section; (4) an integration flow section; and (5) a logging section. The technical building block software development tool streamlines software development and significantly reduces implementation and design time, and ensures reproducible quality of design.

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


Computing node job assignment using multiple schedulers
Patent No. 10474497 

Inventor(s): Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), James Land (The Colony, TX), Janardhan Prabhakara (Allen, TX), Parvesh Kumar (Plano, TX), Praveen Tandra (Allen, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Sanjiv Yajnik (Dallas, TX), Susmitha Gangara
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406614 on 05/08/2019 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set of computing nodes may receive a corresponding set of heartbeat messages that originated at the set of computing nodes. The set of heartbeat messages may relate to selecting, among the set of computing nodes, a leader computing node to process a set of jobs. State information included in the heartbeat messages may be provided to a leader election algorithm that outputs information indicating one or more computing nodes that are most qualified to process the set of jobs based on processing capabilities of the computing nodes and processing constraints associated with the set of jobs. The computing node may select itself as the leader computing node to process the set of jobs based on determining, from the information output by the leader election algorithm, that the computing node is most qualified to process the set of jobs and no other computing nodes are processing the set of jobs.

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


Computing resource monitoring and alerting system
Patent No. 10474509 

Inventor(s): Bikash Dube (Flower Mound, TX), Brian R. Young (Irving, TX), Stephen C. McKee (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): FMR LLC (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163185 on 10/17/2018 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring one or more servant regions of an application server. A processor in electronic communication with the application server identifies one or more servant regions of the application server; requests to the application server to receive one or more performance metrics for each of the one or more servant regions, the performance metrics included in a virtual resource statistics module for collecting and reporting available resource data; receives from the application server first information including the one or more performance metrics for each of the one or more servant regions; extracts from the first information the one or more performance metrics for each of the one or more servant regions of the application server; and determines, based on the one or more performance metrics, whether to generate an alert message.

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


Soft bit techniques for a data storage device
Patent No. 10474525 

Inventor(s): Alexander Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Ariel Navon (Revana, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14823747 on 08/11/2015 (1554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage device includes a memory, a first module, and a second module. The first module is configured to sense data stored at the memory to generate a first set of soft bits having a first number of bits. The second module is configured to perform an operation using the first set of soft bits to generate a second set of soft bits having a second number of bits that is less than the first number of bits. In an illustrative implementation, the second set of soft bits is used in connection with a three-stage decoding process to decode a set of hard bits that represents the data.

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


System, method and computer program product for contact information backup and recovery
Patent No. 10474540 

Inventor(s): Craig H DePoi (Metairie, LA), John Dunn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Globally Tele-Connected, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15911827 on 03/05/2018 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for contact information backup and recovery comprising receiving, by a contact information backup and recovery system, subscriber information, storing the subscriber information in a contacts data store, receiving, by the contact information backup and recovery system, contacts information associated with the subscriber information, storing the contacts information in the contacts data store, wherein the contacts information is stored in relation to the subscriber information, receiving, by the contact information backup and recovery system, a contacts recovery request, and performing, by the contact information backup and recovery system, a contacts recovery operation, comprising acquiring target contact information from the stored contacts information in the contacts data store, performing a telephonic communication using the target contact information, and sending the stored contacts information to a remote storage device.

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


Multiple ruleset version scanning, warning and correction tool
Patent No. 10474556 

Inventor(s): Nurani R. Parasuraman (Irving, TX), Prabhat Ranjan (Plano, TX), Rajsekhar Singha Roy (Addison, TX), Sireesha K. Gorantla (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15900515 on 02/20/2018 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system executes multiple ruleset version scanning, warning and correction using a Software Deployment Management (SDM) environment such as Pega. The system presents a code scanning interface to a user; receives input from the user selecting input rulesets comprising at least one ruleset and at least one version of the ruleset for scanning; accesses a guiderail database comprising a plurality of guiderails configured as best practices for SDM application development; scans the input rulesets comprising applying at least a portion of the plurality of guiderails to each of the input rulesets; and determining which of the input rulesets comprise compliance issues and a severity of each of the compliance issues; and presents an indication of severity of compliance issues for each of the input rulesets to the user using the code scanning interface.

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


Systems and methods for document sorting
Patent No. 10474701 

Inventor(s): Matthew J. Morvant (Carrollton, TX), Michael J. Ebaugh (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Indxit Systems, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: North Weber Baugh LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15688578 on 08/28/2017 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that allow for indexing, processing, or both of information from physical media or electronic media, which may be received from a plurality of sources. In embodiments, a document file may be matched using pattern matching methods and may include comparisons with a comparison reference database to improve or accelerate the indexing process. In embodiments, information may be presented to a user as potential matches thereby improving manual indexing processes. In embodiments, one or more additional actions may occur as part of the processing, including without limitation, association additional data with a document file, making observations from the document file, notifying individuals, creating composite messages, and billing events. In an embodiment, data from a document file may be associated with a key word, key phrase, or word frequency value that enables adaptive learning so that unindexed data may be automatically indexed based on user interaction history.

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


Method and system for defining generic topologies for use in topology matching engines
Patent No. 10474784 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Krasnicki (Richardson, TX), Minas Hambardzumyan (Plano, TX), Ryan W. Eatmon (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 12641131 on 12/17/2009 (3617 days app to issue)

Abstract: Circuit analysis software packages are a significant tool used today in the design of integrated circuits (ICs). Many of the conventional and commercially available simulation or analysis packages, however, are limited to performing static design ”checks” using topology based search algorithms to find potential problems in a subject design. Here, a system is provided that allows a user to define parameters that comport with the subject design to generate a set of specific topologies from a set of generic topologies. These generated topologies can then be used to perform a more thorough analysis of the subject design.

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


Generating alerts based on vehicle system privacy mode
Patent No. 10474800 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15353718 on 11/16/2016 (1091 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle computing platform may receive driver sensor data indicating whether a driver seat in a vehicle is occupied. The vehicle computing platform may determine, based on the driver sensor data, an identity of a driver of the vehicle. The vehicle computing platform may receive passenger sensor data indicating whether a passenger seat in the vehicle is occupied. The vehicle computing platform may, based on the passenger sensor data indicating that the passenger seat in the vehicle is occupied, obscure information on a screen of the vehicle.

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


Data sharing via distributed ledgers
Patent No. 10474834 

Inventor(s): Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16431299 on 06/04/2019 (161 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems as described herein may include authorizing the sharing of data and sharing data between a variety of systems. A request to share data may be provided to a first system. The system may create sharing session data on a distributed ledger accessible by a number of systems. Sharing session data may be stored using a transaction stored on a distributed ledger. A second system may obtain the sharing session account and verify the sharing session. On verification of the sharing session, a variety of data may be shared between the systems identified in the sharing session data. The sharing session data may be established between two or more systems. The distributed ledger may be maintained by the systems themselves and/or a distributed network system. In a variety of embodiments, encrypted data may be stored and/or obtained using the distributed ledger.

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


Optimization of patient care team based on correlation of patient characteristics and care provider characteristics
Patent No. 10474971 

Inventor(s): Marina V. Pascali (Dallas, TX), Russell G. Olsen (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15632905 on 06/26/2017 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for matching patients with care providers. Patient information for a current patient, from at least one patient information source, is analyzed and a medical need of the current patient is determined. Patient information for a plurality of other patients associated with a plurality of care providers is analyzed and, for each care provider in the plurality of care providers, a measure of strength for a type of medical care corresponding to the at least one medical need is determined, based on results of the analysis of patient information for the plurality of other patients associated with the care provider. At least one care provider is selected for inclusion in a care team for the current patient based on the determined strengths of each care provider in the plurality of care providers. A care team data structure comprising information about the at least one care provider is output.

[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]


Aircraft fleet maintenance system
Patent No. 10474973 

Inventor(s): Brian Mesing (Vero Beach, FL), Brian Tucker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14715736 on 05/19/2015 (1638 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one example embodiment, an aircraft fleet maintenance system includes a maintenance analysis engine and an operator feedback system. The maintenance analysis engine is configured to receive, from each of a plurality of aircraft maintainers, feedback information associated with how each of the aircraft maintainers performed an aircraft maintenance action and to compile the received feedback information from two or more of the plurality of aircraft maintainers to yield compiled maintenance trend data. The operator feedback system is configured to transmit the compiled maintenance trend data to at least one of the plurality of aircraft maintainers.

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


Method and apparatus of processing symbology interactions between mobile stations and a control system
Patent No. 10475023 

Inventor(s): Darin William Smith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HARMAN PROFESSIONAL, INC. (Northridge, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906363 on 02/27/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of creating, displaying and utilizing quick response (QR) codes to perform processing an application on a mobile device and a control system network. One example method of operation may include identifying a user information parameter and generating a symbology code image that includes the user information parameter and displaying the symbology code on a mobile device display.

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


System and method for service chain visualization and monitoring of reusable commodities
Patent No. 10475040 

Inventor(s): Rahul Singh (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): ENTERCOMS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14068779 on 10/31/2013 (2203 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service chain visualization system graphically displays diverse supply chain information such as demand information, new buy information, defective returns information, out for repair information, good inventory information and bad inventory information. The display includes historical, present, and future supply chain information. In at least one embodiment, the system allows a user to change a supply chain attribute and observe the potential impact on other supply chain attributes. In at least one embodiment, the system graphically collectively displays results that are readily understandable by the user.

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


System and method for dynamic creation of product links from a web browser application
Patent No. 10475084 

Inventor(s): Alexei Stoliartchouk (Kensington, CA), Baxter Box (Dallas, TX), Forrest Jordan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): REWARDSTYLE, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13838578 on 03/15/2013 (2433 days app to issue)

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

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


Systems and methods for providing improved recommendations
Patent No. 10475105 

Inventor(s): Amit Deshpande (McKinney, TX), Ben Hoang (Garland, TX), Jacob Anderson (Plano, TX), Jie Shen (Plano, TX), Mithra Kosur Venuraju (Frisco, TX), Shilpa Mittal (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, , ZZ)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035254 on 07/13/2018 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing improved recommendations are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may be used for vehicle recommendations. The system may include a server system configured to receive user historical vehicle preferences, user vehicle preferences, generate weighted feature data sets, and apply a similarity model to the generated weighted feature data set in order to determine a vehicle recommendation data set. A visual representation of the vehicle recommendation data set may then be provided to an interface associated with a user.

[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]


Generating a product recommendation based on a user reaction
Patent No. 10475106 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249062 on 01/16/2019 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may process, after obtaining an image that includes image data concerning a product, first audio data obtained concerning a first utterance of a user of a user device, and first video data obtained concerning a first eye gaze direction of the user, to determine a first reaction of the user to the image. The device may process, after causing display of the image and an overlay superimposed on the image by the user device, second audio data obtained concerning a second utterance of the user, and second video data obtained concerning a second eye gaze direction of the user, to determine a second reaction of the user to the image and the overlay. The device may retrain a product recommendation model using the first reaction and the second reaction, and may generate and cause display of a product recommendation based on the product recommendation model.

[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]


Prospective management process for medical benefit prescriptions
Patent No. 10475140 

Inventor(s): Melissa Sampson (N. Richland Hills, TX), Michael Escuder (Flushing, NY), Minalkumar Patel (Weekawken, NJ), Mohan P. Charles (St. Louis, MO)
Assignee(s): Axon Healthcare Services, LLC (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13107338 on 05/13/2011 (3105 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an interactive, electronic, knowledge-based ordering process for specialty/biotech pharmaceuticals (medically coded drugs) which results in less waste, improved procedural efficiencies, and greater cost savings than the current ordering systems. The knowledge-base of the system is based on the health plan”s clinical policies as well as the status of the patient and their entitled benefits with the health plan, and it is applied in an interactive manner through a web-enabled system which provides a real-time, prospective examination and control over requests for authorization to dispense the medically coded drugs. The system also includes a feedback loop from the specialty pharmacies to provide information on the medicines that have actually been dispensed. The system also provides to the patient, educational material and adherence reminders to affect therapeutic outcomes.

[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 analysis platform
Patent No. 10475208 

Inventor(s): Mark Morrison (Rowlett, TX), Prasad Pathapati (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401809 on 05/02/2019 (194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle analysis platform may cause one or more image capture devices to capture a plurality of images. The vehicle analysis platform may cause one or more sensors to provide measurement data associated with one or more operational characteristics of a vehicle. The vehicle analysis platform may determine, based on the plurality of images, one or more features of the vehicle and obtain, based on the one or more features, reference information associated with the vehicle. The vehicle analysis platform may analyze the vehicle based on the plurality of images and the reference information to determine an image score associated with the vehicle. The vehicle analysis platform may analyze the vehicle based on the measurement data and the reference information to determine an operational score associated with the vehicle. The vehicle analysis platform perform an action associated with the vehicle based on the image score and the operational score.

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


Method and apparatus for electronic gaming
Patent No. 10475292 

Inventor(s): Robert Burnside (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Jack Ten Suited (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15995448 on 06/01/2018 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing a card game is provided. Players are provided an option to enter one or more tournaments (for real monies or play monies). In an embodiment, a tournament lasts for a predetermined number of hands for a predetermined duration. As an example, a tournament duration is defined by the number of players who bust out or complete a requisite number of hands by a predetermined date and time, or is defined by a specified number of players who bust out or complete the requisite number of hands. A tournament payout pool is determined based on the number of players who busted out or played in the tournament for a predetermined number of hands and duration.

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


Network hub for an alert reporting system
Patent No. 10475323 

Inventor(s): Johnny Ross (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): MedHab, LLC (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: Karich Associates (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16243390 on 01/09/2019 (307 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network hub has a housing that contains a computer processor and a computer memory operably connected to a transceiver for communicating with a plurality of alert devices. The network hub also includes a speaker operably connected to the computer processor. The computer memory stores executable code that, when executed, enables the network hub to perform a process that includes the steps of: pairing one of the alert devices with the network hub via the transceiver for wireless communication; receiving data periodically from the alert device paired with the network hub, which may include the alert if the user requires assistance; determining if the alert device loses wireless communication with the network hub; and sounding an audible alert from the speaker of the network hub to alert the user that the alert device has lost communication with the network hub.

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


HVAC system and an HVAC controller configured to generate master service alarms
Patent No. 10475324 

Inventor(s): Jon Douglas (Carrollton, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16254668 on 01/23/2019 (293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of generating an alarm based on temperature conditions within an enclosed space. The method includes receiving, by a processor of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, operating-condition information of the HVAC system, determining, by the processor from the received operating-condition information, whether temperature within the enclosed space is approaching a setpoint temperature. Responsive to a determination that the temperature within the enclosed space has failed to approach the setpoint temperature, determining by the processor, whether anomaly conditions exist and responsive to a determination that the anomaly conditions do not exist, generating the alarm.

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


Baggage identification tags and methods of making and using the same
Patent No. 10475357 

Inventor(s): Angela Kimes (Lake Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): R.R. Donnelley Sons Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: McCracken Gillen LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13408724 on 02/29/2012 (2813 days app to issue)

Abstract: Baggage identification tags and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. An example method includes providing first and second lines of weakness extending only through the liner. A first portion of the liner between the first line of weakness and the first end forms a first liner backing of a claim check, a second portion of the liner is formed between the first line of weakness and the second line of weakness, a third portion of the liner between the second line of weakness and the second end forms a second liner backing of a baggage identification tag. The method includes providing instructions to remove the first portion of the liner by peeling the first portion of the liner from the first line of weakness in a first direction toward the first end and enabling the second portion of the liner to separate from the liner.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


Memory device with an input signal management mechanism
Patent No. 10475488 

Inventor(s): Scott E. Smith (Plano, TX), Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975713 on 05/09/2018 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes: a set of input pads configured to receive from a source external to the memory device one or more input signals and a chip select signal; an operation circuit electrically coupled to the input pads, operation circuit configured to perform operations corresponding to the one or more input signals when the chip select signal is enabled; and an input management circuit electrically coupled to and between the input pads and the operation circuit, the input management circuit configured to control propagation of the one or more input signals based on the chip select signal.

[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)


Word-line pre-charging in power-on read operation to reduce programming voltage leakage
Patent No. 10475493 

Inventor(s): Manabu Sakai (San Jose, CA), Qui Vi Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Yen-Lung Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15844037 on 12/15/2017 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure provides techniques for reducing leakage current in a non-volatile memory that does not include a local interconnect. In one example, a low-voltage pulse can be applied to all of the word-lines in all of the blocks of the non-volatile memory. The low-voltage pulse can be applied during a period in which the row decoder is typically idle in order to reduce the total amount of time required to program the non-volatile memory. After the conclusion low-voltage pulse, a global control line voltage can be applied at about the same level as the low-voltage pulse to keep the word-lines floating when the pulse is no longer applied.

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


Variable dose dispensing system
Patent No. 10475534 

Inventor(s): Thomas Utech (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CAREFUSION 303, INC. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16277697 on 02/15/2019 (270 days app to issue)

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

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


Method of determination of risk of 2 hour blood glucose equal to or greater than 140 mg/dL
Patent No. 10475536 

Inventor(s): James Viktor Pottala (Sioux Falls, SD)
Assignee(s): True Health IP LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14335378 on 07/18/2014 (1943 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to methods for predicting likelihood of a subject having abnormal glucose tolerance based on analyzing a combination of three or more biomarkers relating to specific physiological processes. This invention also relates to methods of accessing insulin sensitivity in a subject based on analyzing a combination of three or more biomarkers relating to specific physiological processes. The method has a clinical utility in correct and quick assessment of a subject”s glucose tolerance and risk of developing diabetes or cardio-diabetic conditions and comorbidities. NULL


Liquid immersion cooling platform
Patent No. 10477726 

Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano, TX), John David Enright (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283181 on 02/22/2019 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. The dielectric vapor is then condensed back into a liquid phase and used to cool the computer components. Using a pressure controlled vessel and pressure controller, the disclosed system may be operated at less than ambient pressure. By controlling the pressure at which the system operates, the user may influence the temperature at which the dielectric fluid vaporizes and thereby achieve increased performance from a given computer component. Utilizing robotic arms and slot-in computing components, a self-healing computing system may be created.

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


 

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Cell phone case
Patent No. 10470544 

Inventor(s): John B. Adrain (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bodi Law LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020685 on 06/27/2018 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A case for a communication device such as a cell phone, said case including a deployable and retractable tool.

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


Offset cancellation device for micro-electromechanical system
Patent No. 10473691 

Inventor(s): Fabio Romano (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15895692 on 02/13/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system that includes a sensor and a signal conditioner coupled to the sensor. The signal conditioner includes signal processing circuitry coupled to the sensor and offset cancellation circuitry. The offset cancellation circuitry includes a sign detector configured to output a high signal or a low signal based on a sign of an output signal from the signal processing circuitry, an integrator coupled to the sign detector, and a divider coupled to the integrator and to an input of the signal processing circuitry.

[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]


Material-discerning proximity sensing
Patent No. 10474307 

Inventor(s): Alan Henry Leek (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14953554 on 11/30/2015 (1443 days app to issue)

Abstract: A material-discerning proximity sensor is arranged to include an antenna that is arranged to radiate a radio-frequency signal. A capacitive sensor is arranged to detect a change in capacitance of the capacitive sensor and to receive the radio-frequency signal. An electrical quantity sensor is arranged to detect a change of the received radio-frequency signal.

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


Structure to enable higher current density in integrated circuit resistor
Patent No. 10475725 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Dhishan Kande (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15807370 on 11/08/2017 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit has a substrate including semiconductor material and a resistor in an interconnect region, above a first level of interconnect lines. The integrated circuit further includes an electrically isolated thermal conduit having one or more interconnect lines in every interconnect level lower than the resistor. The interconnect lines of the thermal conduit are directly connected through one or more vertical interconnects, including contacts, and possibly vias, to a gate structure located on a dielectric material over the semiconductor material of the substrate. The thermal conduit is electrically isolated from the resistor, from all active components in the integrated circuit, and from the semiconductor material of the substrate.

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


Packaged semiconductor device with a particle roughened surface
Patent No. 10475729 

Inventor(s): Daniel Yong Lin (Plano, TX), Vikas Gupta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252412 on 01/18/2019 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device with a particle roughened surface on a portion of the lead frame that improves adhesion between the molding compound and the lead frame. A packaged semiconductor device with a particle roughened surface on a portion of the lead frame that improves adhesion between the molding compound and the lead frame and with a reflow wall that surrounds a portion of the solder joint that couples the semiconductor device to the lead frame. A packaged semiconductor device with a reflow wall that surrounds a portion of a solder joint that couples a semiconductor device to a lead frame.

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


Packaged semiconductor device
Patent No. 10475786 

Inventor(s): Makarand Ramkrishna Kulkarni (Dallas, TX), Rajen Manicon Murugan (Dallas, TX), Yiqi Tang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16037695 on 07/17/2018 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device includes a molded interconnect substrate having a signal layer including a first channel and a second channel on a dielectric layer with vias, and a bottom metal layer for providing a ground return path. The signal layer includes contact pads, traces of the first and second channel include narrowed trace regions, and the bottom metal layer includes a patterned layer including ground cut regions. DC blocking capacitors are in series within the traces of the first and second channel for providing AC coupling that have one plate over one of the ground cuts. An integrated circuit (IC) includes a first and a second differential input channel coupled to receive an output from the DC blocking capacitors, with a bump array thereon flip chip mounted to the contact pads to provide first and second differential output signals.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing multilevel drain select gate isolation and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10475804 

Inventor(s): Masatoshi Nishikawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shinsuke Yada (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019821 on 06/27/2018 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and word-line-level electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, and a drain-select-level electrically conductive layer located over the alternating stack. Memory stack structures extend through the alternating stack and the drain-select-level electrically conductive layer. Dielectric divider structures including a respective pair of straight sidewalls and drain-select-level isolation structures including a respective pair of sidewalls that include a respective set of concave vertical sidewall segments divide the drain-select-level electrically conductive layer into multiple strips. The drain-select-level electrically conductive layer and the drain-select-level isolation structures are formed by replacement of a drain-select-level sacrificial material layer with a conductive material and by replacement of drain-select-level sacrificial line structures with dielectric material 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]


Support pillar structures for leakage reduction in a three-dimensional memory device and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10475879 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Kinoshita (San Jose, CA), Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16021749 on 06/28/2018 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multiple tier structures including a respective alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers is formed over a substrate. A memory opening fill structure extends through the alternating stacks, and includes a vertical semiconductor channel and a memory film. A support pillar structure extends through at least an upper alternating stack, and includes a dummy memory film and a dummy memory film. The support pillar structure may be narrower than the memory opening fill structure at a bottommost layer of the upper alternating stack. Additionally or alternatively, the dummy memory film may be located above a horizontal plane including a topmost surface of a lower alternating stack. Optionally, another support pillar structure including a dielectric material may be provided underneath the support pillar structure in the lower alternating stack. A dielectric material can be provided at levels of the lower alternating stack in a support pillar structure to reduce inter-level leakage current.

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


Method of forming crystalline oxides on III-V materials
Patent No. 10475930 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX), Robert M. Wallace (Garland, TX), Xiaoye Qin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Gyeonggi-do, , KR)
Law Firm: Van Pelt, Yi James LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15359480 on 11/22/2016 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: A metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) includes a substrate having a source region, a drain region, and a channel region between the source region and the drain region, the substrate having an epitaxial III-V material that includes three elements thereon, a source electrode over the source region, a drain electrode over the drain region, and a crystalline oxide layer including an oxide formed on the epitaxial III-V material in the channel region, the epitaxial III-V material including three 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]


Electronically scanned array using manifolds
Patent No. 10476168 

Inventor(s): Fred H. Clairmont (Plano, TX), James A. Pruett (Allen, TX), Jerry M. Grimm (Plano, TX), Robert P. Bernard (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15613421 on 06/05/2017 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for an antenna assembly including one or more array blocks having one or more corporate manifolds, each having an input port, a plurality of output ports, and a plurality of phase shifters, each of the phase shifters located at a respective one of the output ports. Array blocks can further include a plurality of serial manifolds each having an input port and a plurality of output ports, the input port coupled to a respective output port of one of the corporate manifolds; and plurality of antenna elements coupled to respective output port of one of the serial manifolds.

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


Facilitating wireless communications via wireless communication assembly apparatuses
Patent No. 10476169 

Inventor(s): Craig Lee (Frisco, TX), Thomas Schleef (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388008 on 04/18/2019 (208 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wireless communication is facilitated via communication assembly apparatuses. A system includes: a wireless gateway device located within a housing and having electrical connection elements for power and network connectivity; and an antenna coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the wireless gateway device. The housing is adapted to be masked on a surface of a support structure exposed to a defined environment, and is configured to serve a first function and the support structure is configured to serve a second function. The first function is distinct from the second function. In various embodiments, the antenna can be a resonant slot antenna, a horn antenna, a dipole antenna, a patch antenna or a custom antenna element. The wireless gateway device can include circuitry that facilitates multiple-input and multiple-output communication of the antenna, and is configured to be powered via power over Ethernet in some embodiments. In various embodiments, the support structure can include, but is not limited to, a hand rail, a stage scaffold, a lamp post and/or a trash can.

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


Power balancing between two power rails
Patent No. 10476266 

Inventor(s): Rajdeep Mukhopadhyay (Glasgow, , GB), Sanjay Gurlahosur (Gourock, , GB)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14672420 on 03/30/2015 (1688 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power controller that includes first and second buck controllers and a power balancer. The first buck controller is configured to receive a first power rail at a first voltage and generate a first output signal. The second buck controller is configured to receive a second power rail at a second voltage and generate a second output signal. The power balancer is configured to receive an average current for the output signals and generate, based on the average current, a reference voltage to be received by the second buck controller. The output signals are combined to create a output power rail such that the first buck controller functions as a voltage source for the output power rail and the second buck controller controls, based on the reference voltage, an amount of current in the output power rail received from each of the buck controllers.

[H02J] CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY (power supply circuits for apparatus for measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation or cosmic radiation G01T 1/175; electric power supply circuits specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/00; for digital computers G06F 1/18; for discharge tubes H01J 37/248; circuits or apparatus for the conversion of electric power, arrangements for control or regulation of such circuits or apparatus H02M; interrelated control of several motors, control of a prime-mover/generator combination H02P; control of high-frequency power H03L; additional use of power line or power network for transmission of information H04B)


Method and apparatus for compact axial flux magnetically geared machines
Patent No. 10476349 

Inventor(s): Matthew C. Johnson (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): The Texas AM University System (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15287493 on 10/06/2016 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: An axial flux magnetic geared machine includes a high speed magnetic rotor and a low speed magnetic rotor maintained in a spaced relationship from the high speed magnetic rotor. A modulating structure is disposed between the high speed magnetic rotor and the low speed magnetic rotor. A stator is disposed in a radially central bore of one or more of the high speed magnetic rotor, the low speed magnetic rotor, and the modulating structure.

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


Multi-tunnel electric motor/generator segment
Patent No. 10476362 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15008431 on 01/27/2016 (1385 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a motor/generator where the stator is a coil assembly and the rotor is a magnetic toroidal cylindrical tunnel or where the rotor is a coil assembly and the stator is a magnetic toroidal cylindrical tunnel, and where the magnetic toroidal cylindrical tunnel comprises magnetics having a NNSS or SSNN pole configuration.

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


Buck-boost power converter and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 10476372 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Plano, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Jinbo Huang (Shenzhen, , CN), Liming Ye (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14579644 on 12/22/2014 (1786 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises detecting an input voltage and an output voltage of a buck-boost converter, wherein the buck-boost converter comprises a first high-side switch and a first low-side switch connected in series across an input capacitor, a second high-side switch and a second low-side switch connected in series across an output capacitor and an inductor coupled between a common node of the first high-side switch and the first low-side switch, and a common node of the second high-side switch and the second low-side switch and configuring the buck-boost converter such that at least one of the first high-side switch and second low-side switch operates at a fixed duty cycle mode.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Multiple output integrated power factor correction
Patent No. 10476375 

Inventor(s): Shamim Choudhury (Katy, TX), Zhenyu Yu (Sugar Land, TX), Zhong Ye (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876351 on 01/22/2018 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multiple-output integrated power factor correction system includes, for example, a processor that is formed in a substrate and is arranged to monitor each voltage output of two or more output stages of a power supply and in response to generate an individual voltage error signal for each monitored output stage. A combined output voltage error signal is generated in response to each of the individual voltage error signals. The voltage input to the power supply and the total inductor current of the power supply are monitored and used to generate a combined output voltage control signal in response to the monitored input voltage total inductor current as well as the combined output voltage error control signal. Each individual output voltage control signal for each monitored output stage is generated in response to each of the respective generated individual voltage error signals.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Switching frequency control apparatus and control method thereof
Patent No. 10476387 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Xiaoyu Xi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): M3 Technology Inc. (Taipei, , TW)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980846 on 05/16/2018 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch frequency control apparatus comprises a timer coupled between a bias voltage and ground, wherein the timer comprises a first input configured to receive a ramp, a second input configured to receive a threshold voltage and an output configured to be connected to an input of a PWM circuit, wherein the output of the timer is used for setting either a constant on-time or a constant off-time of a power converter and a threshold generator coupled between the bias voltage and ground, wherein the threshold generator is configured to receive a plurality of control signals of the power converter and generate the threshold voltage based upon a duty cycle of the power converter.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Dynamic learning of voltage source capabilities
Patent No. 10476394 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15392047 on 12/28/2016 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include a power supply configurable to generate any of a plurality of output voltages on a power supply output node. The system also may include a voltage auto-detection power distribution (PD) controller coupled to the power supply. The voltage auto-detection PD controller is configured to monitor an input signal for detection of presence of a device coupled to the system via a cable and assert combinations of a plurality of control signals. For each combination of control signals, the voltage auto-detection PD controller measures a value of an output voltage from the power supply, stores the measured value, and generates a plurality of packets for transmission to the device. Each packet contains a parameter indicative of a measured output voltage.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Voltage converting system and method of using the same
Patent No. 10476395 

Inventor(s): Heping Dai (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15827508 on 11/30/2017 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a voltage converting system. The voltage converting system includes a first power converter configured to convert an input voltage to an intermediate voltage, a second power converter configured to convert the intermediate voltage to an output voltage at a target voltage level, and a control circuit coupled to the first power converter and the second power converter. The control circuit is configured to, upon detection of the input voltage having a voltage level that is within a first range, perform a close-loop control of the second power converter to output the output voltage at the target voltage level.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Interleaved resonant converter
Patent No. 10476397 

Inventor(s): Zhiyuan Hu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ganpower International Inc. (Vancouver, B.C., , CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670119 on 08/07/2017 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are methods and circuits for a resonant converter comprising at least one switch-controlled capacitor, wherein the at least one switch-controlled capacitor controls a resonant frequency of the resonant tank circuit. Provided are constant and variable switching frequency embodiments, and fill-wave and half-wave switch-controlled capacitor embodiments. Also provided are interleaved resonant converters based on constant and variable switching frequency, and full-wave and half-wave switch-controlled capacitor resonant converter embodiments. Interleaved embodiments overcome load sharing problems associated with prior interleaved resonant converters and enable phase shedding to improve light load efficiency.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Total harmonic distortion (THD) controlled clip detector and automatic gain limiter (AGL)
Patent No. 10476446 

Inventor(s): Kim Nordtorp Madsen (Skovlunde, , DK), Lucia Wan (Shanghai, , CN), Shun Qian (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16104966 on 08/20/2018 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include an audio amplifier system configured to provide a total harmonic distortion (THD) controlled clip detector and an automatic gain limiter (AGL) solution for a closed-loop amplifier. The audio amplifier system is capable of maintaining high power output without hard distortion (i.e., hard clipping) for providing better acoustics, while preventing damage to the system.

[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)


Digital pre-distortion for an amplifier
Patent No. 10476448 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15956858 on 04/19/2018 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: Digital pre-distortion may be provided. First, a characterization for input matching circuitry may be determined. Next, a characterization for non-linearity of an amplifier connected to the input matching circuitry may be determined. Then, a distortion correcting signal may be generated from an input signal based on the determined characterization for the input matching circuitry and the determined characterization for the non-linearity of the amplifier. The generated distortion correcting signal may then be provided to the input matching circuitry.

[H04K] SECRET COMMUNICATION; JAMMING OF COMMUNICATION


Continuous time linear capacitive digital step attenuator
Patent No. 10476542 

Inventor(s): Neeraj Shrivastava (Bengaluru, , IN), Rajendrakumar Joish (Bengaluru, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16274621 on 02/13/2019 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital step attenuator (DSA) includes a switch control circuit which receives the attenuated signal output by the DSA from a buffer and generates a tracked control signal for switches within the DSA. Some switch control circuits include a capacitor coupled to receive the buffered signal, a supply voltage, and a switch control logic sub-circuit for each switch. Each switch control logic sub-circuit receives a control signal, for either the gate or the bulk terminal of the switch, and generates the tracked control signal. In other embodiments, switch control circuits include a complementary MOSFET switching device coupled to receive a control signal, and a capacitor coupled to receive the buffered signal, both of which are connected to an output terminal for the tracked control signal. In those embodiments, the DSA includes a switch control circuit for each switch connected to the DSA output.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for chip-on board flexible light emitting diode
Patent No. 10476543 

Inventor(s): Steven Cramer (Redmond, WA)
Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152846 on 10/05/2018 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting device is disclosed having a plurality of LED chips mounted on a single planar flexible substrate, wherein the single planar flexible substrate is disposed in an arcuate orientation. A heat sink having an arcuate surface shaped to approximate the arcuate orientation of the flexible substrate is coupled to the flexible substrate between complementary arcuate surfaces. A luminescent coating is disposed about a top surface of the arcuate single planar flexible substrate.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Transmitter linearity built-in-self-test
Patent No. 10476549 

Inventor(s): Hong Jiang (Kernersville, NC), Wael Al-Qaq (Oak Ridge, NC)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15971841 on 05/04/2018 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for testing a circuit includes a source signal input configured to receive a source signal, an evaluation signal input configured to receive an evaluation signal, and a coefficient extractor configured to extract a plurality of coefficients of a preselected polynomial representing the evaluation signal and the source signal. A weight factor storage contains a plurality of weight factors corresponding to frequency filters. An Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (ACPR) calculator is configured to calculate an ACPR value from the evaluation signal and the source signal by applying the plurality of weight factors from the weight factor storage to the plurality of coefficients the plurality of weight factors selected according to a main channel frequency range and an adjacent channel frequency range, and determining whether the ACPR value is within an acceptable range and generating a corresponding indication.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for beam-formed channel state reference signals
Patent No. 10476563 

Inventor(s): Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14880004 on 10/09/2015 (1495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a reception point includes receiving a plurality of first directional reference signals spanning a first plane, selecting at least one first directional reference signal from the plurality of received first directional reference signals that meets a first selection criterion, sending a first feedback indicating the selected at least one first directional reference signal, receiving a plurality of second directional reference signals spanning a second plane oriented in accordance with the selected at least one first directional reference signal, selecting at least one second directional reference signal from the plurality of received second directional reference signals that meet a second selection criterion, and sending a second feedback indicating the selected at least one second directional reference signals.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Power control for new radio uplink single-user multiple-input-multiple- output communication
Patent No. 10476567 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16257538 on 01/25/2019 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for determining a power to be used for a set of antenna ports for a physical uplink shared channel transmission. In some embodiments, a User Equipment (UE) comprises processing circuitry configured to derive a power P to be used for uplink power control for a physical uplink shared channel transmission and determine a power to be used for a set of antenna ports based on the power P according to a rule that depends on whether the UE is utilizing codebook based transmission or non-codebook based transmission for the physical uplink shared channel transmission. The set of antenna ports is antenna ports on which the physical uplink shared channel transmission is transmitted with non-zero power.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to enable channel compression in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10476571 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16159001 on 10/12/2018 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for a channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), CSI feedback configuration information for the CSI feedback including a spatial channel information (SCI) indicator for each subband (SB), wherein the SCI indicator indicates a SCI associated with the downlink (DL) channel matrix; determining a CSI matrix H[subscript]K,N [/subscript]comprising a dimension KN based on the CSI feedback configuration information, where K indicates a number of SBs and N indicates a number of components of the SCI; identifying, based on the CSI matrix H[subscript]K,N[/subscript], the SCI indicator that indicates a first set of d basis vectors comprising a dimension K1, a second set of d basis vectors comprising a dimension N1, and a set of d coefficients, and transmitting, to the BS, the CSI feedback including the identified SCI indicator indicating the first set of d basis vectors, the second set of d basis vectors, and a set of d coefficients over an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to enable multi-resolution CSI reporting in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10476572 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16224667 on 12/18/2018 (329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), CSI feedback configuration information for a pre-coding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback indicating a linear combination (LC) pre-coding matrix that corresponds to a linear combination of a plurality of L beams and a plurality of coefficients, determining the first PMI (i[subscript]1[/subscript]) and the second PMI (i[subscript]2[/subscript]), and transmitting, to the BS, the CSI feedback including the first PMI (i[subscript]1[/subscript]) and the second PMI (i[subscript]2[/subscript]) over an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Cryptographic algorithm status transition
Patent No. 10476665 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Stapleton (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15417072 on 01/26/2017 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a method performed by a processor of a computing system. An example method includes determining a first cryptographic algorithm utilized in a first block of a first blockchain. The first block of the first blockchain has a first unique block identifier. A second cryptographic algorithm utilized in a second block of the first blockchain is determined. The second block of the first blockchain having a second unique block identifier. A first cryptographic algorithm status transition (”CAST”) event is defined if the second cryptographic algorithm is different than the first cryptographic algorithm. A first CAST record is defined upon occurrence of the first CAST event. The first CAST record includes the second cryptographic algorithm and the second unique block identifier. The first CAST record is digitally signed and stored on a second blockchain. The second blockchain may be referenced out-of-band of the first blockchain.

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


Soft constrained shortest-path tunneling
Patent No. 10476772 

Inventor(s): Eleni Palopoulou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15943451 on 04/02/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a request to route traffic from a source to a destination in a network, where the request is associated with a setup bandwidth criterion. The method includes: identifying a plurality of candidate tunnel paths from the source to the destination; and, for each of the plurality of candidate tunnel paths, determining whether or not at least one of the candidate tunnel paths satisfies the setup bandwidth criterion. In response to determining that the plurality of candidate tunnel paths fail to satisfy the setup bandwidth criterion, the method includes: determining a congestion metric for each of a plurality of candidate tunnel paths from the source to the destination; and instantiating a tunnel from the source to the destination according to a candidate tunnel path with the lowest congestion metric.

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


Proxy presence server
Patent No. 10476820 

Inventor(s): Christian D. Lair (Arlington, TX), Khalil M. Kajani (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14837460 on 08/27/2015 (1538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, from an external presence server at a proxy presence device, a presence status request for presence information associated with a user device in a home carrier network. The method includes sending the presence status request to an internal presence server in the home carrier network. The method also includes receiving the presence status of the user device and storing the presence status of the user device with a time to live (TTL) in an associated database. The presence status is sent to the external presence server. The method includes receiving at least one subsequent request for the presence status of the user device within a time window of the TTL. The method also includes sending the presence status within the time window of the TTL without sending another presence status request to the internal presence server.

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


System and method for secure messaging
Patent No. 10476821 

Inventor(s): Asif Ahmad (The Woodlands, TX), David Raju Manne (Dallas, TX), Pranam Ben (Maitland, FL)
Assignee(s): ATOS DIGITAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Miles Stockbridge, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14723157 on 05/27/2015 (1630 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a secure messaging engagement hub for structuring of unstructured electronic messages. The secure messaging engagement hub has a natural language processor that structures an unstructured electronic message. The natural language processor structures the unstructured electronic message by using a lexical parser to parse free text within the unstructured electronic message. The natural language processor also may tokenize the parsed free text into tokens representing components of the parsed free text. Message component n-grams are generated based on the tokens representing the components of the parsed free text. The tokens are coded with various metadata tags based on an analysis of the tokens. The metadata tags indicate message components of the tokens. And a structured electronic message corresponding to the unstructured electronic message is generated, the structured electronic message comprising the tokens and the metadata tags.

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


Homomorphic encryption in a healthcare network environment, system and methods
Patent No. 10476853 

Inventor(s): Harsh Kupwade-Patil (Plano, TX), Ravi Seshadri (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NANTHEALTH, INC (Culver City, CA)
Law Firm: Stetina Brunda Garred and Brucker (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228572 on 12/20/2018 (327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for homomorphic encryption in a healthcare network environment is provided and includes receiving digital data over the healthcare network at a data custodian server in a plurality of formats from various data sources, encrypting the data according to a homomorphic encryption scheme, receiving a query at the data custodian server from a data consumer device concerning a portion of the encrypted data, initiating a secure homomorphic work session between the data custodian server and the data consumer device, generating a homomorphic work space associated with the homomorphic work session, compiling, by the data custodian server, a results set satisfying the query, loading the results set into the homomorphic work space, and building an application programming interface (API) compatible with the results set, the API facilitating encrypted analysis on the results set in the homomorphic work space.

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


Method and apparatus for signaling and operation of low delay consumption of media data in MMT
Patent No. 10476929 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Plano, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14616432 on 02/06/2015 (1740 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for wireless communication between at least one base station and user equipment, the user equipment including a transceiver and processing circuitry. The transceiver is configured to receive a packet comprising a control message with a header and a payload related to fragments of multimedia content. The header includes a message identifier indicating whether the control message is a low delay consumption message, a length of the controller message, and a version of the control message. The processing circuitry is configured to determine whether the control message is the low delay consumption message based on the message identifier. The processing circuitry is also configured to, responsive to the control message being the low delay consumption message, configure the packet based on the payload and the control message before receiving headers of the fragments of the multimedia content.

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


System for automatically establishing operative communication channel with third party computing systems for subscription regulation
Patent No. 10476974 

Inventor(s): Michael Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288826 on 10/07/2016 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for operative communication channel linkage between a user and subscription services for effective and efficient communicate with the third parties associated with the subscriptions. The invention eliminates the storage and processing requirement of a user device and allows a user system to use a single communication channel for communication for a centralized subscription regulation interface for subscription management and communications. The system identifies subscriptions from resource management sources and correlates the subscriptions to the subscription regulation interface for monitoring and trigger analysis based on locational and transactional user extraction.

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


Selectively providing content to users located within a virtual perimeter
Patent No. 10477011 

Inventor(s): Subil M. Abraham (Plano, TX), Vivek K. Palvia (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15817088 on 11/17/2017 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A present physical location of a mobile device can be identified based on wireless communication between the mobile device and at least one beacon. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is located at a particular physical location, location rules associated with the particular physical location and a user profile of a user of the mobile device can be retrieved, content to be made available to the mobile device based on the location rules associated with the particular physical location and the user profile can be selected, and at least one message can be communicated to the mobile device. The message can specify an authorization for the mobile device to access the selected content using at least one application installed on the mobile device, the message configured to be processed by the mobile device to access the selected content.

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


Method and system for transmitting virtual reality (VR) content
Patent No. 10477105 

Inventor(s): Hang Shi (Fremont, CA), Huida Dai (Cupertino, CA), Yinghua Ye (Los Gatos, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15617859 on 06/08/2017 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmitting virtual reality (VR) content method is disclosed that includes receive, by a network element, VR content packets transmitted by a VR content server for a single VR content scene and quality of service (QoS) transmission priorities for the VR content packets, wherein the QoS transmission priorities comprise a first QoS transmission priority corresponding to a first plurality of the VR content packets and a second QoS transmission priority corresponding to a second plurality of the VR content packets. In this embodiment, the method also includes transmitting, by the network element, the first plurality of the VR content packets based on the first QoS transmission priority and the second plurality of the VR content packets based on the second transmission priority, wherein the second QoS transmission priority is different from the first QoS transmission priority.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and methods for depth imaging using conventional CCD image sensors
Patent No. 10477118 

Inventor(s): Bharath Patil (Banglore, , IN), Ravishankar S. Ayyagari (Bangalore, , IN), Shantanu Prasad Prabhudesai (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16174120 on 10/29/2018 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing depth imaging using a CCD image sensor. In a method for visual imaging and depth imaging, steps include providing a CCD image sensor device arranged to receive light from an optical lens and having an array of pixels and corresponding pixel charge storage elements; providing a light source for transmitting light pulses responsive to a pulse control signal; providing timing signals to configure the CCD image sensor to collect and store charge from the pixel storage elements; and performing a depth calculation using a background charge, a reflected charge, and a depth charge collected in three frame periods for each pixel in the CCD image sensor. A system including a CCD image sensor for use with the embodiments is disclosed. Additional embodiments are disclosed.

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


Frame synchronous packet switching for high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video transitions
Patent No. 10477141 

Inventor(s): Feng Wang (Shenzhen, , CN), Hua Long (Shenzhen, , CN), Jiong Huang (San Jose, CA), Laurence A. Thompson (Morgan Hill, CA), Le Yuan (Shenzhen, , CN), Yong Su (Shenzhen, , CN), Zhigui Wei (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15982838 on 05/17/2018 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for use in a high-definition media interface (HDMI) source device includes an HDMI interface for transmitting video data and metadata to a sink device. The apparatus is configured to encode the metadata in an auxiliary video information (AVI) information frame (InfoFrame). The apparatus is further configured to transmit the AVI InfoFrame during a frame synchronous transmission window (FSTW) of the video data, wherein the FSTW begins during a video blanking interval (VBI) of the video data, on a first video blank pixel that immediately follows a last active video pixel of a preceding video frame or video field and ends a predetermined number of video lines after a start of the VBI.

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


Speaker anticipation
Patent No. 10477148 

Inventor(s): Nathan Buckles (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15646470 on 07/11/2017 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for anticipating a video switch to accommodate a new speaker in a video conference comprising a real time video stream captured by a camera local to a first videoconference endpoint is analyzed according to at least one speaker anticipation model. The speaker anticipation model predicts that a new speaker is about to speak. Video of the anticipated new speaker is sent to the conferencing server in response to a request for the video on the anticipated new speaker from the conferencing server. Video of the anticipated new speaker is distributed to at least a second videoconference endpoint.

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


System and method for a security system
Patent No. 10477158 

Inventor(s): Jason O”Bryan (Dallas, TX), Philip Heath (Plano, TX), Rich Anderson (Frisco, TX), Tom Galvin (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Razberi Technologies, Inc. (Farmers Branch, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15468687 on 03/24/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method is presented for network video management and recording of video signals and video analytics generated by a network of IP-enabled cameras. A set of IP cameras are connected in a LAN to a network video recorder further connected by LAN or WAN to a set of client stations. The client station operates a hybrid program including a web-browser and a native application operating on a computer. The network video recorder operates a media recorder to store video streams from the IP cameras into a media database and further operates a relational database for storing camera configuration data, device drivers, event information and alarms. The network video recorder includes a zero configuration networking discovery service for automatically detecting and downloading default configurations to the cameras. Client stations can stream video directly from IP cameras, receive recorded video streams and query the relational database for cameras and events.

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


Decoder side motion vector refinement in video coding
Patent No. 10477237 

Inventor(s): Shan Liu (San Jose, CA), Wei Wang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15970150 on 05/03/2018 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of coding is provided. The method includes comparing a cost between a bilateral reference block and each of a plurality of first and second reference block candidates in the first and second reference pictures to determine first and second refined motion vectors. The first and second reference block candidates are determined based on a step size selected from a plurality of available step sizes. The method also includes selecting a first refined reference block in the first reference picture based on the first refined motion vector and a second refined reference block in the second reference picture based on the second refined motion vector, determining a prediction block based on the first refined reference block and the second refined reference block, and displaying an image generated using the prediction block.

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


Apparatuses and methods to introduce flexible support for services
Patent No. 10477366 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15324562 on 07/08/2015 (1588 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products that provide flexible support for services are provided. One method includes receiving, by a network node, a request type from a user equipment, where the request type indicates types of services required by the user equipment from the network. The method may also include using the received request type to make determinations regarding a provision of services to the user equipment.

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


Methods, systems and computer readable media for distributing policy rules to the mobile edge
Patent No. 10477385 

Inventor(s): Ajay Padmakar Deo (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEKELEC, INC. (Morrisville, NC)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13947314 on 07/22/2013 (2304 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for distributing policy rules from a data content network to user equipment in a mobile network are disclosed. In one example, the method includes obtaining, by a mobile offload gateway (MOG) located in a core data content network, at least one mobile policy rule associated with a mobile subscriber. The method further includes transmitting, from the MOG, the at least one mobile policy rule to a user equipment (UE) located outside of the core data content network, wherein the UE is associated with the mobile subscriber and configuring the UE to function in accordance to the at least one mobile policy rule.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


One-way key fob and vehicle pairing
Patent No. 10477402 

Inventor(s): Jin-Meng Ho (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15588083 on 05/05/2017 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: Key fob and vehicle control unit identifiers (IDs) are used for entity authentication or trust transfer to achieve a secured initial pairing. The key fob is capable of transmitting only (not receiving) and is paired with a control unit in a vehicle or with any other control device. Use of the key fob and control unit IDs prevents unauthorized pairing and access to the operation key (OpKey) that is later used for communications between the devices. Elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) is used for strong security and efficient implementation. In the pairing process, device IDs are used for entity authentication and public key cryptography is used for easy key management. Symmetric encryption is used for fast normal operation and to accommodate key fob addition or revocation after key fob loss.

[H04K] SECRET COMMUNICATION; JAMMING OF COMMUNICATION


System and method for sharing RF signal processing
Patent No. 10477544 

Inventor(s): Nicholas S. Spears (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15847606 on 12/19/2017 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for dynamically sharing RF front end resources includes a data processor; a plurality of RF front end resources; a plurality of signal processors for processing an RF signal and scheduling utilization of the plurality of RF front end resources; a digital platform interface (DPIF) for performing real-time resource arbitration and generating control data to share the RF front end resources by dynamically selecting and configuring the RF front end resources responsive to the RF task received by the data processor. The data processor selects a signal processor for technique generation based on availability of one or more of the plurality of signal processors, the selected signal processor makes a request to the DPIF for an RF front end resource allocation, and the DPIF grants an RF front end resource to the selected signal processor to receive or transmit the RF signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method, system, and apparatus for providing content, functionalities and services in connection with the reception of an electromagnetic signal
Patent No. 10477602 

Inventor(s): Federico Fraccaroli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15424846 on 02/04/2017 (1011 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application generally relates to a method, system, and apparatus for providing content, functionalities and services in connection with the reception of an EM signal from other apparatuses, emitting objects, access points or base stations. In certain implementations, content, functionalities and services can be provided in connection with positioning data. In other implementations, content, functionalities and services can be provided in connection with permanent or recurring location-based networking sessions and/or location data. In many other implementations, devices, content, functionalities and services are autonomous and independent from any geographical area and/or session area and/or location data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for voice service in an evolved packet system
Patent No. 10477607 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12826631 on 06/29/2010 (3423 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for enabling voice services using a network component in a communication system including a user equipment (UE) is provided. The UE is configured to receive a first message which may be a SIP request. The network component is configured to create a second message, or SIP request, based upon the first message. The network component further configured to subsequently receive a SIP response and select a subsequent action upon receiving the SIP response.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for network access using a relay
Patent No. 10477608 

Inventor(s): Haibo Xu (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15703335 on 09/13/2017 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a network, a mobile subscriber identifier for the UE, the mobile subscriber identifier being exclusively assigned to the UE within a wireless tracking area of the network, and transmitting, by the UE to a relay node, an initial message of an access procedure for accessing a user data service of the network, wherein the initial message comprises a request to connect to a control node of the network, and wherein the initial message includes the mobile subscriber identifier, and an indication to relay the initial message over a first signaling radio bearer (SRB) to the control node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless communications method, apparatus, and system
Patent No. 10477611 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15640088 on 06/30/2017 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless communications method, apparatus, and system. A terminal is provided. The terminal sets up a connection to a first base station, and stays in always connected mode. Therefore, when the terminal moves in a dense network, handovers of the first base station can be reduced. Further, when the terminal moves in the dense network, frequent signaling interaction is reduced, paging load in the entire network is reduced, and an end-to-end delay in service setup and transmission is reduced.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for carrying out plasma chemical reaction in gas flow
Patent No. 10477666 

Inventor(s): Dmitry Medvedev (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DM Eco Plasma, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Bardmesser Law Group (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15829360 on 12/01/2017 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plasma chemical reactor including an anode having a generally cylindrical shape and an axis of rotational symmetry; a cathode inside the anode and co-axial with the anode; a hot plasma channel between the between the anode and the cathode; a gas input module providing gas flow into the anode; a gas output module at a distal end of the anode; and a high voltage power supply providing with a current in a range of 0.1-1.0 A. The high voltage power supply provides a voltage to the cathode in a range of 0-5 kV, a power of at least 1 kW, and a voltage/current ratio of at least 1000 V/A.

[H05H] PLASMA TECHNIQUE (ion-beam tubes H01J 27/00; magnetohydrodynamic generators H02K 44/08; producing X-rays involving plasma generation H05G 2/00); PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY- CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS (obtaining neutrons from radioactive sources G21, e.g. G21B, G21C, G21G); PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS (atomic clocks G04F 5/14; devices using stimulated emission H01S; frequency regulation by comparison with a reference frequency determined by energy levels of molecules, atoms, or subatomic particles H03L 7/26)


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Shoe with wheel
Patent No. D866133 

Inventor(s): Roger R. Adams (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Heeling Sports Limited (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29582417 on 10/27/2016 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with animated graphical user interface
Patent No. D866577 

Inventor(s): Cynthia J. Nustad (Chandler, AZ), Gregory W. Fischer (Irving, TX), Mari-Anne Eisert (Charlotte, NC), Melina R. Baracca (Raleigh, NC), Melinda Giese (Heath, TX), Nathan Burgess (Kannapolis, NC), Reginald Vincent (Maplewood
Assignee(s): HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29609167 on 06/28/2017 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Housing for optical components
Patent No. D866631 

Inventor(s): Corless Wiley (Duncanville, TX), John B. Fisher (Grand Prairie, TX), Keith B. Wiley (Red Oak, TX), Tim M. Fennell (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): QUALITY ASPIRATORS, INC. (Duncanville, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29580606 on 10/11/2016 (1127 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Rear axle assembly for a model vehicle
Patent No. D866683 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29623927 on 10/27/2017 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Weighted vest for dogs
Patent No. D866876 

Inventor(s): Stanley Lawrence Smith (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor and Weber (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29621211 on 10/05/2017 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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