Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 3

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

Patents granted include:
•  Fossil's activity monitoring device
•  Magic Leap's virtual image generation system using emotional states of user
•  Microfabrica's counterfeiting deterrent and security devices
•  Siemens Healthcare's virtual biopsy techniques for analyzing diseases
•  Topgolf's RFID golf ball testing apparatus and systems
•  Toyota's on-the-fly autonomous vehicle refueling and recharging
•  USAA's predictive customer service support system and method

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Nov. 3, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 6
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 6
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4
Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 4
TRAXXAS LP (McKinney) 3

UNASSIGNED 22


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Heath Niemi (Southlake) 6
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 3
Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove) 3
Micah Price (Plano) 3
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 3
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 3
Brian Dean Owens (Plano) 2
Erik John Oltheten (Fort Worth) 2


ART CLASS COUNTS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 14
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 20
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 5
G: PHYSICS 47
H: ELECTRICITY 38
DESIGN: 16


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

155 days
Three-dimensional memory device having bonding structures connected to bit lines and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10825826
Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison)
Inventors: Jian Chen (Menlo Park, CA, US), Jixin Yu (Milpitas, CA, US), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA, US), Tae-Kyung Kim (San Jose, CA, US), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA, US)

2,675 days
Service design and order fulfillment system with action
Patent No. 10825032
Assignee: Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA, US)
Inventors: Ben Eng (Frisco, TX, US), Paul Hugh Wilkie Bishop (Dallas, TX, US), Todd Spraggins (Dallas, TX, US)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Portable organizer system
Patent No. 10820695 

Inventor(s): Teri Kramer (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564620 on 09/09/2019 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable organizer system, including a base, a column coupled to the base, a plurality of receivers coupled to the column, wherein each receiver in the plurality of receivers includes a back element adapted to couple to the column and having a lower edge, and an angled planar element sharing the lower edge of the back element.

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


French coffee press
Patent No. 10820739 

Inventor(s): Toby Matthew Eisenberg (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15790964 on 10/23/2017 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved French coffee press apparatus, system, and method that utilizes a locking ring to engage with a locking base that can be removed from the carafe, along with any coffee grounds. The locking ring is connected to the pressing rod, which also includes a filter system above the locking ring. The pressing rod fits through an opening in the carafe lid, and the carafe lid secures the liquid inside the carafe. The combination of the filtering system assists in the filtering and capture of any coffee grounds into the locking base for cleaning, and the locking ring assists in the removal of the locking base.

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


Spectral computed tomography fingerprinting
Patent No. 10820865 

Inventor(s): Duan Xinhui (Dallas, TX), Matthew A. Lewis (Dallas, TX), Robert E. Lenkinski (Dallas, TX), Todd C. Soesbe (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): KONINKLIJKE PHILIOPS N.V. (Eindhoven, , NL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16316735 on 07/12/2017 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes generating spectral projection data of a subject, including at least first spectral projection data corresponding to a first energy range and second spectral projection data corresponding to a second energy range, wherein the first and the second energy range are different. The method further includes constructing an image from a combination of the spectral projection data, and constructing a set of basis images for the 5 energy ranges and from the spectral projection data. The method further includes constructing a multi-dimensional histogram from the set of basis images, wherein the multi-dimensional histogram includes at least two axes, a first corresponding to a first basis component and a second corresponding to a second basis component, and the multi-dimensional histogram includes a set of clusters, including one cluster for each material 10 represented in the spectral projection data. The method further includes visually presenting, concurrently, the image and the multi-dimensional histogram.

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


Distribution of fire suppressing agent in a stovetop fire suppressor and method
Patent No. 10821311 

Inventor(s): Donald W Murray (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): WilliamsRDM, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15366181 on 12/01/2016 (1433 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic stovetop fire suppressor providing a gradual release of a fire suppressing agent in a desired distribution pattern and method of gradual and spatial agent release are provided herein. A plastic cone shaped lid seals on the bottom of a can and forms a closed container. The closed container is filled with a fire suppressing agent. An initiator charge breaks a designed breaking point of a reduced horizontal cross sectional area when fuse activated. The bottom lid drops down exposing a radial opening. Fire suppressing agent flows out of the radial opening, suppressing a stovetop fire with minimal or no splashing of cooking oil. An initiator housing is affixed to a top wall of the can and serves as the welding point for securing the plastic lid. A travel limiting member attached to the bottom lid catches on a shoulder of the initiator housing to limit the radial opening height.

[A62C] FIRE-FIGHTING (fire-extinguishing compositions, use of chemical substances in extinguishing fires A62D 1/00; spraying, applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; fire-fighting aircraft B64D 1/16; alarm arrangements G08B, e.g. fire alarms actuated by smoke or gases G08B 17/10)


Infusion monitoring device and patient compliance system
Patent No. 10825560 

Inventor(s): Mitchell Thomas Berenson (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): Berenson Consulting Group Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733492 on 01/03/2020 (305 days app to issue)

Abstract: An infusion monitoring device (IMD) for facilitating infusion pump medication treatment compliance. The IMD having at least one sensor to monitor data on a tube extending from an infusion pump. The IMD may be part of a compliance system. The IMD able to collect data and communicate data to a network for remote compliance analysis. The system provides compliance feedback to support the patient and improve compliance with the treatment process.

[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]


 

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

Increasing accuracy of measurements using mud retorts by maximizing recovery of vapors
Patent No. 10821374 

Inventor(s): Harmeet Singh Jammu (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15355854 on 11/18/2016 (1446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mud retort assembly includes a retort that heats a fluid and thereby generates vapors, a condenser in fluid communication with the retort to at least partially condense the vapors and thereby generate a liquid, a condensate collector that receives the liquid and residual vapors via an outlet pipe of the condenser, and a collector plug having a frustoconical body that extends partially into the condensate collector at an opening to the condensate collector. The collector plug defines a central aperture that receives the outlet pipe and has an annular flange extending radially outward from the frustoconical body to rest on the condensate collector at the opening.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Multi-phase pumping system with self-purging filtration
Patent No. 10821383 

Inventor(s): Alejandro Fratini (Buena Park, CA), Carlos Reyes (Los Angeles, CA), Jelenko Krsmanovic (Kitchener, , CA), William Tang (Villa Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15772190 on 11/02/2016 (1462 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method prevent entrained solids from entering a pump by directing a process stream through an active upstream filter that removes the solids, and then through a downstream idle filter where the process stream purges the filter of previously retained solids. The flow path is periodically switched to exchange the roles of the filters, so that none of the filters is saturated, and the solids remain in the process flow but bypass the pump. Any need for a low pressure destination for purged solids and purging fluid and/or any environmental impact of dumping process fluid and solids into the environment is thereby avoided. Partially opened valves can be used to divert only part of the downstream flow for filter purging. Selectable paths can be included for which no filters are purged. The downstream flow can be divided and used to simultaneously purge a plurality of idle filters.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Multidimensional storage
Patent No. 10821597 

Inventor(s): Clark P. McCune (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): PLANO MOLDING COMPANY, LLC (Plano, IL)
Law Firm: Leason Ellis LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025737 on 07/02/2018 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multidimensional storage system is disclosed that provides optimal accessibility, flexibility, and adaptability. The storage system can include an elevated v-shape that can position storage containers closer to an angler”s sides. The angled shape of the storage system can facilitate easier access to storage containers stored behind an angler. A bulk storage space provided in storage system can be used to stow items. The storage system can include a waterproof compartment in its base for dry storage.

[B25H] WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS


Detachable electrified powertrain components
Patent No. 10821816 

Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA), Nathan C. Westover (New Hudson, MI), Robert C. MacArthur (Ypsilanti, MI), Shannon Alicia Wrobel (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16451550 on 06/25/2019 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a propulsion module for a vehicle, and a control module communicatively connected to the propulsion module. The propulsion module is structured to be detached from the vehicle for mechanical connection to an off-board device. The propulsion module includes an electric motor and a power supply, and the power supply is operable to power the electric motor to output mechanical power. The control module is configured to receive a connection status of the propulsion module. In response to the connection status indicating that the propulsion module is detached from the vehicle, the control module is configured to operate the power supply at an off-board rated power to power the electric motor.

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


Angled slide in retaining clip tower
Patent No. 10821914 

Inventor(s): James Collin Benson (North Canton, OH), Jarrod M. Daul (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997051 on 06/04/2018 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retaining clip tower includes a locking feature with a circular opening for a clip stem to be inserted and a rectangular opening disposed below the circular opening that can allow for a lower flange of a clip to be inserted at an angle into the locking feature wherein that the clip can complete the angled slide in such that the entire clip sits level inside the locking feature with the lower flange disposed below the locking feature and such that the clip resists extraction against vertical and horizontal forces.

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


Deformable automotive noise and vibration seal for pedestrian protection
Patent No. 10821933 

Inventor(s): Jeremiah T. Hammer (Ann Arbor, MI), Troy N. Grantham (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262851 on 01/30/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for noise and vibration sealing of a vehicle while providing reduced impact resistance includes a block of compressible material positionable between a vehicle hood and a support structure of the vehicle. The block of compressible material may include an attachment surface configured to be secured to a portion of the vehicle and an impact surface formed opposite the attachment surface. The impact surface may be positioned in the vehicle to be contacted by the hood or support structure during an impact event. An exterior surface may extend between the attachment surface and the impact surface. A cavity may be formed in the exterior surface. The cavity may have a first inner surface and a second inner surface opposing the first inner surface, and may be shaped to accommodate crushing of the block of compressible material during the impact event.

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


Autonomous vehicle automatic parking
Patent No. 10821971 

Inventor(s): Craig M. Main (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15895533 on 02/13/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring use, determining risk, and pricing insurance policies for a vehicle having one or more autonomous or semi-autonomous operation features are provided. According to certain aspects, the operating status of the features, the identity of a vehicle operator, risk levels for operation of the vehicle by the vehicle operator, or damage to the vehicle may be determined based upon sensor or other data. According to further aspects, decisions regarding transferring control between the features and the vehicle operator may be made based upon sensor data and information regarding the vehicle operator. Additional aspects may recommend or install updates to the autonomous operation features based upon determined risk levels. Some aspects may include monitoring transportation infrastructure and communicating information about the infrastructure to vehicles.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]


Rotor span-balance pocket
Patent No. 10822075 

Inventor(s): Kelli Yates (Cary, IN), Nathan Green (Fort Worth, TX), Paul Sherrill (Grapevine, TX), Robert Self (Fort Worth, TX), Russell Cole (Euless, TX), Tim Ledbetter (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15664809 on 07/31/2017 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a span-balance pocket in a surface of a rotor blade, the span-balance pocket including an inboard surface and an outboard surface; and one or more weights disposed in the span-balance pocket to span-balance the rotor blade; and at least one of one or more retention devices to retain the one or more weights against the outboard surface of the span-balance pocket or the span-balance pocket is machined or molded into a tip block of the rotor blade.

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


Augmented reality system for pilot and passengers
Patent No. 10822108 

Inventor(s): James R. Williamson (Southlake, TX), Jeremy Robert Chavez (Colleyville, TX), Levi Bilbrey (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913789 on 03/06/2018 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure achieves technical advantages as an aircraft having an augmented reality flight control system integrated with and operable from the pilot seat and an associated pilot headgear unit, wherein the flight control system is supplemented by flight-assisting artificial intelligence and geo-location systems. The present disclosure includes an augmented reality flight control system incorporating real-world objects with virtual elements to provide relevant data to a pilot during aircraft flight. A translucent substrate is disposed in the pilot”s field of view such that the pilot can see therethrough, and observe virtual elements displayed on the substrate. The system includes a headgear that is worn by the pilot. A flight assistance module is configured to receive data related to the aircraft and provide predictive assistance to the pilot during flight based on the received data based in part on a pilot profile having preferences related to the pilot.

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


Water soluble, biodegradable beverage container
Patent No. 10822149 

Inventor(s): Terry Guido (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15443753 on 02/27/2017 (1345 days app to issue)

Abstract: A biodegradable and dissolvable container may include a biodegradable and water soluble shell defining the container sized to accommodate a volume of a liquid, the shell having walls extending upward from a closed bottom; an exterior water insoluble layer coating an exterior surface of the walls of the shell; and an inner water insoluble layer coating an interior of the shell, wherein the container may completely dissolve in water over a predetermined period of time.

[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


Systems and methods for mechanosynthesis
Patent No. 10822229 

Inventor(s): Tait Takatani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CBN Nano Technologies Inc. (Ottawa, , CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16325241 on 11/13/2017 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improved methods, systems and devices for mechanosynthesis, including those that involve the bulk chemical preparation of tips, multiple tips on a presentation surface, and multiple tips used sequentially in a thermodynamic cascade. These improvements can simplify starting requirements, improve versatility, and reduce equipment and process complexity.

[B82B] NANOSTRUCTURES FORMED BY MANIPULATION OF INDIVIDUAL ATOMS, MOLECULES, OR LIMITED COLLECTIONS OF ATOMS OR MOLECULES AS DISCRETE UNITS; MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT THEREOF [7]


Rotorcraft rotor blade assembly
Patent No. 10822954 

Inventor(s): Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Christopher Foskey (Keller, TX), Drew Sutton (Georgetown, KY), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16170414 on 10/25/2018 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft rotor blade assembly includes a stub spar extending less than a full span of the rotor blade assembly. An upper skin portion extends substantially the full span of the rotor blade assembly. A lower skin portion extends substantially the full span of the rotor blade assembly. The stub spar is positioned between the upper skin portion and the lower skin portion.

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


Floating ducts
Patent No. 10823289 

Inventor(s): David Angell (Fort Worth, TX), Keith David Weaver (North Richland Hills, TX), Nicholas Plagianos (N. Richland Hills, TX), Thomas Mast (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816516 on 11/17/2017 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: A duct interface system and method includes a duct having a first end and a second end; a first receptacle for the first end of the duct and/or a second receptacle for the second end of the duct; and one or more first seals between the first end of the duct and the first receptacle and/or one or more second seals between the second end of the duct and the second receptacle.

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


 

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

Poly(glycerol sebacate)-interleukin inhibitor copolymers and methods of making and use
Patent No. 10822450 

Inventor(s): Peter D. Gabriele (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): THE SECANT GROUP LLC (Telford, PA)
Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16032733 on 07/11/2018 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of preparing a polymeric material includes combining a glycerol-pharmaceutical conjugate, glycerol, and water in a vessel. The glycerol-pharmaceutical conjugate includes a pharmaceutical compound, for example, salicylic acid, having at least one carboxyl group attached to glycerol by an ester bond. The method also includes adding sebacic acid to the vessel and removing water from the vessel and reacting the glycerol, glycerol-pharmaceutical conjugate, and sebacic acid in the vessel at atmospheric pressure in the presence of an inert gas. The method further includes applying a sub-atmospheric pressure to the vessel after the step of reacting, to form the polymeric material in the vessel. The polymeric material includes a polyester copolymer of the sebacic acid and the glycerol and the pharmaceutical compound.

[C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2]


Self-healing transparent polymer compositions containing conductive colloids
Patent No. 10822504 

Inventor(s): Haipeng Zheng (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14915840 on 09/03/2013 (2618 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described is a thiol-ene composition that includes a resinous mixture of at least a first monomer and at least a second monomer, in which the first monomer is a polyfunctional allyl monomer and the second monomer is a polyfunctional thiol and the molar ratio of the first monomer to the second monomer is about 60:40 to about 80:20. Said composition further includes conductive colloidal particles in an amount between about 4 wt % and about 7 wt % of the total composition. When cured, a formed composition offers self-healing properties and resistance to abrasions and scratches that exceed the levels found in comparative thiol-enes that either lack the addition of the conductive colloidal particles and/or have a less effective ratio of first monomer to second monomer.

[C09D] COATING COMPOSITIONS, e.g. PAINTS, VARNISHES OR LACQUERS; FILLING PASTES; CHEMICAL PAINT OR INK REMOVERS; INKS; CORRECTING FLUIDS; WOODSTAINS; PASTES OR SOLIDS FOR COLOURING OR PRINTING; USE OF MATERIALS THEREFOR (cosmetics A61K; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general, B05D; staining wood B27K 5/02; glazes or vitreous enamels C03C; natural resins, French polish, drying-oils, driers, turpentine, per se, C09F; polishing compositions other than French polish, ski waxes C09G; adhesives or use of materials as adhesives C09J; materials for sealing or packing joints or covers C09K 3/10; materials for stopping leaks C09K 3/12; processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings C25D) [5]


Powder descaling compositions and methods for use thereof
Patent No. 10822573 

Inventor(s): Harry Starkweather (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): MAGNUS PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Childs Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16803581 on 02/27/2020 (250 days app to issue)

Abstract: A powder descaling composition is disclosed herein, as well as methods for using the same. A benefit to the powder descaling composition can be providing a compact, lightweight powder composition that is easily and efficiently transported, stored, dispensed and used for removing scale from the surfaces of machinery.

[C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL


Production of thapsigargins by [i]thapsia [/i]cell suspension culture
Patent No. 10822628 

Inventor(s): David Alexander Ullisch (Hamburg, , DE), Gilbert Gorr (Freiburg, , DE), Harald Heckenmller (Hamburg, , DE), Jens Stefan Wilke (Hamburg, , DE), Yantree Devi Sankar-Thomas (Tornesch, , DE)
Assignee(s): Phyton Holdings, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15100780 on 12/02/2014 (2163 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing sesquiterpene lactones of the thapsigargin family, the method comprising the steps of: (a) culturing plant cells of the genus [i]Thapsia [/i]in a nutrient medium in a suspension cell culture, wherein the cells produce one or more sesquiterpene lactones of the thapsigargin family; and (b) recovering one or more sesquiterpene lactones of the thapsigargin family produced in (a). The present invention further relates to a suspension cell culture comprising plant cells of the genus [i]Thapsia, [/i]wherein the plant cells are capable of producing one or more sesquiterpene lactones of the thapsigargin family and to a plant cell biomass comprising plant cells of the genus [i]Thapsia [/i]obtained from said suspension cell culture.

[C12P] FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE [3]


Binary AgCu amorphous thin-films for electronic applications
Patent No. 10822692 

Inventor(s): Santanu Das (Benares, , IN), Sundeep Mukherjee (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676189 on 08/14/2017 (1177 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interconnect and a method of making an interconnect between one or more features on a substrate comprises: sputtering a noble metal-copper eutectic thin film under controlled power on an oxide grown or deposited on a substrate; and forming an amorphous alloy structure from the noble metal-copper eutectic thin film in the shape of the interconnect and the interconnect comprising no grain or grain boundaries without temperature sensitive resistivity.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

In-frame shear wall
Patent No. 10822793 

Inventor(s): Cheng Yu (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15466983 on 03/23/2017 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to structural panel systems, and in particular in-frame fluted panel systems. The in-frame fluted panel systems allow for improved strength and/or ductility within a reduced wall thickness by installing the fluted panels within the framing of the support members in various configurations. The in-frame fluted panel systems further allows for easier construction and lower costs than conventional systems that have fluted panels located outside of the support members.

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


Floor element for forming a floor covering, a floor covering, and a method for manufacturing a floor element
Patent No. 10822810 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732399 on 01/02/2020 (306 days app to issue)

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

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


Device for leveling and aligning tiles and method for leveling and aligning tiles
Patent No. 10822813 

Inventor(s): Clinton D. Bunch (Keller, TX), Joshua A. Bunch (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16853292 on 04/20/2020 (197 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for leveling and aligning tiles and a method for leveling and aligning tiles are disclosed. In one embodiment of the tile leveling device, a body defines a viewing opening. A base is orthogonally coupled to the body with a base to body coupling including a frangible breakaway section. The base and the body are integral prior to frangible separation and the frangible breakaway section, upon breaking, frangibly separates the body from the base. Respective arms are moveably connected to the body opposite the base. Each of the arms may operate from an open position to a closed position where the arm releasably mates one or more tiles.

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


Method for firestop through-penetrations
Patent No. 10822819 

Inventor(s): Arndt Andresen (North Richland Hills, TX), Lisa Van Den Berg (Addison, TX), Lucas Ackerman (McKinney, TX), Tamara Sarg (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (Schaan, , LI)
Law Firm: Leydig Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16605299 on 04/20/2018 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes coupling a platform to a sheet metal having alternating peaks and Valleys. The platform includes a block-out component configured to conform to a valley of the sheet metal. The method further includes coupling a lead-sleeve to a mounting region of the platform. The method further includes pouring concrete around the platform and lead-sleeve, where the block-out component blocks a flow of the concrete from below the platform. The method also includes inserting a cutting tool through the lead-sleeve to remove one or more portions of the sheet metal to form a through-penetration.

[E04G] SCAFFOLDING; FORMS; SHUTTERING; BUILDING IMPLEMENTS OR OTHER BUILDING AIDS, OR THEIR USE; HANDLING BUILDING MATERIALS ON THE SITE; REPAIRING, BREAKING-UP OR OTHER WORK ON EXISTING BUILDINGS


Door locking system
Patent No. 10822849 

Inventor(s): Jimmy Musgrave (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16672742 on 11/04/2019 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door locking system is disclosed for integrating into an entry door having a door hardware extension therein and a door sill. The door locking system includes a continuous cane rod that transitions from an open configuration to a locked configuration by radial displacement of a handle of the continuous cane rod away from an upper retention member, vertical displacement of a shaft of the continuous cane rod such that a heel penetrates a receiving member, and radial displacement of the handle of the continuous cane rod to a lower retention member such that the handle is releasably retained by the lower retention member. The continuous cane rod transitions from the locked to the open configuration in the opposite manner. The door locking system provides a reinforced entry door in the locked configuration.

[E05C] BOLTS OR FASTENING DEVICES FOR WINGS, SPECIALLY FOR DOORS OR WINDOWS (latching means for sideboard or tailgate structures for vehicles B62D 33/037; fastening devices for constructional or engineering elements E04, F16B; locks, fastening devices structurally or operatively combined or having significant cooperation with locks E05B; means for operating or controlling wing fasteners in conjunction with mechanisms for moving the wing E05F)


Retractable pump down ring
Patent No. 10822902 

Inventor(s): Kyle Davis (Celina, TX), Matthew James Merron (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McAfee Taft (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16303225 on 07/20/2016 (1567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pump down ring is utilized in a downhole tool for use in a subterranean well. The pump down ring is positioned around the outer surface of a sleeve and is slidably disposed thereon. The pump down ring slidably engages the sleeve so as to have a radially-relaxed position and an expanded position where the pump down ring is expanded radially outward from the radially-relaxed position. Accordingly, the pump down ring can be placed in its expanded position to facilitate placement of the downhole tool in a wellbore by use of fluid pressure and can be placed in its radially-relaxed position to facilitate removal of the downhole tool from the wellbore.

[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]


Fracing apparatus and methodology using pressure-sensing diverters
Patent No. 10822914 

Inventor(s): Frederic D. Sewell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Zipfrac LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576745 on 09/19/2019 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diverter for obstructing and temporarily sealing a perforation in a well casing in a subterranean formation during hydraulic fracturing. The diverter comprises an outer surface and circuitry within the outer surface for determining a pressure proximate the diverter.

[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

 

Systems and methods for determining fuel level based on fuel consumption and refill data
Patent No. 10823125 

Inventor(s): Karthik Kaja (Plano, TX), Marshall Sosland (Plano, TX), Raja Shekar Kilaru (Frisco, TX), Randall Mason Harris (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16673356 on 11/04/2019 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods of reporting the fuel level in a fuel tank of a vehicle. The method includes receiving a fuel consumption curve and a fuel refill curve, receiving a first fuel level value and a second fuel level value from a fuel level sensor, and determining whether the vehicle is consuming fuel or receiving fuel based on a change between the first fuel level value and the second fuel level value. In response to determining that the vehicle is consuming fuel, the method further includes determining a fuel gauge display value based on the second fuel level value and the fuel consumption curve. In response to determining that the vehicle is receiving fuel, the method further includes determining a fuel gauge display value based on the second fuel level value and the fuel refill curve. The fuel gauge display value is presented on a fuel gauge display.

[F02M] SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF (charging such engines F02B)


Vent limiting device for use with fluid regulators
Patent No. 10823206 

Inventor(s): Aaron J. Dowdell (Princeton, TX), Bret M. Kirchner (Dallas, TX), Christopher Sequeira (Addison, TX), David F. Graft (Flower Mound, TX), Hoden Ali Farah (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16050901 on 07/31/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vent limiting device adapted to be operably coupled to an exhaust vent of a fluid regulator. The vent limiting device includes a housing, a poppet disposed in the housing, and a retaining element arranged to retain the poppet in the housing. The housing has a fluid passageway extending between a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The poppet is movably disposed in the housing, responsive to pressure at the fluid outlet, to control fluid flow through the fluid passageway. The housing includes one or more retaining features that engage the retaining element to retain the retaining element in the housing.

[F15B] SYSTEMS ACTING BY MEANS OF FLUIDS IN GENERAL; FLUID-PRESSURE ACTUATORS, e.g. SERVOMOTORS; DETAILS OF FLUID-PRESSURE SYSTEMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (motors, turbines, compressors, blowers, pumps F01-F04; fluid dynamics F15D; fluid clutches or brakes F16D; fluid springs F16F; fluid gearing F16H; pistons, cylinders, packing F16J; valves, taps, cocks, actuating-floats F16K; safety valves with auxiliary fluid operation of the main valve F16K 17/10; fluid-operating means for valves F16K 31/12; pipes, pipe joints F16L; lubricating F16N)


Clamp assemblies and grille assemblies with wire harness clamp attachment structures
Patent No. 10823209 

Inventor(s): Andrew V. Manzanero (Ontario, CA), Braden Cuss (Saline, MI), Mingher F. Shen (Ann Arbor, MI), Nora Arellano (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152973 on 10/05/2018 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clamp assembly includes a housing having an attachment surface defining a keyed slot. The keyed slot includes a first pair of recesses extending in a first direction and a second pair of recesses extending in a second direction. The attachment surface includes an outwardly extending protrusion. The assembly includes a clamp having a main body including an intermediate portion positioned between distal and proximate end portions, and a connection portion extending outwardly from the intermediate portion. The connection portion is configured to be inserted within the keyed slot in an insertion direction. The clamp is configured to be received within the keyed slot and rotatable between an engaged and disengaged position. In the engaged position the connection portion engages the first pair of recesses to inhibit movement in an extraction direction and the proximate end portion abuts the protrusion to inhibit rotation of the clamp to the disengaged position.

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


Optical apparatus for wide-angle illumination
Patent No. 10823365 

Inventor(s): Timothy S. Gray (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): II-VI Delaware Inc. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719098 on 12/18/2019 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: Input optical signals propagate toward first optical diffuser, resulting in first-forward-directed optical signals that propagate toward a second optical diffuser, in turn resulting in second forward-directed optical signals. The second forward-directed optical signals collectively form the optical output of an illumination source that appears to emanate from an enlarged extended source and exhibits reduced speckle. The illumination source can include multiple laser sources formed on or attached to the first optical diffuser.

[F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


System and method for controlling a blower of an energy recovery ventilator in response to internal air pressure
Patent No. 10823447 

Inventor(s): Eric Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Justin McKie (Frisco, TX), Steve Schneider (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15465229 on 03/21/2017 (1323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes fabricating a rooftop unit and an ERV housing, the rooftop unit comprising an economizer, the ERV housing comprising first and second blowers and a pressure transducer. The method further includes coupling the ERV housing to the economizer and coupling a controller to the pressure transducer, the controller configured to control the first and/or second blowers in response to the internal air pressure.

[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)


Forearm brace plug assembly
Patent No. 10823529 

Inventor(s): Robert Casado (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792699 on 02/17/2020 (260 days app to issue)

Abstract: A forearm brace plug assembly for protecting a forearm brace during storage includes a plug that is insertable into a forearm space in a forearm brace of a firearm. The plug inhibits the forearm brace from being deformed during storage. Moreover, the plug is comprised of a resiliently compressible material to conform to the shape of the forearm space. The plug has a storage chamber therein for storing objects. A door is removably attachable to the plug and the door is positioned over the storage chamber to retain the objects within the storage chamber.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Power control system
Patent No. 10821922 

Inventor(s): Angelo Pereira (Plano, TX), Artur Juliusz Lewinski (Dallas, TX), George Konnail (Addison, TX), Hasibur Rahman (Wylie, TX), Xiaochun Zhao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15212535 on 07/18/2016 (1569 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a power control system. The power control system includes an activation controller that is powered via a first power voltage generated via a first power supply and is configured to provide an enable signal. The activation controller can assert the enable signal in response to an input activation signal to control activation of a second power supply. The second power supply can generate a second power voltage in response to the enable signal being asserted. The second power voltage can be provided to regulate power associated with ancillary electronic circuitry. The system also includes a deactivation controller that is powered via the second power voltage and is configured to generate a disable signal to de-assert the enable signal in response to one of a plurality of predetermined deactivation conditions.

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


Sensor power management
Patent No. 10823581 

Inventor(s): David Louis Freeman (McKinney, TX), Marco Corsi (Parker, TX), Sriram Narayanan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14981894 on 12/28/2015 (1772 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor power management arrangement includes a signal processing circuit configured to receive signal from a sensor, to test the signal against at least one criterion, and to pass the signal for further processing in response to the signal passing the at least one criterion. In this way, only signals that are of a sufficient importance or significance will consume the maximum amount of processing energy and through processing by later processes or circuitry. Should a signal from a sensor not be strong enough or meet other criteria, power will not be wasted in preparing that signal for provision to the microcontroller or microprocessor. Additional flexibility in the sensor power management can be realized by adjusting the criteria against which the sensor signal is compared based on a status of the sensor apparatus.

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


Metal analysis during pharmaceutical manufacturing
Patent No. 10823687 

Inventor(s): Manuel Gerardo Garcia, Jr. (Lexington, KY), Nalin Kumar (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UHV Technologies, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Matheson Keys Kordzik PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15227438 on 08/03/2016 (1553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for detecting, measuring, and analyzing for metallic impurities in pharmaceutical drugs and compounds utilizes an x-ray fluorescence system. The system and method may be co-located with a pharmaceutical manufacturing process for in-line continuous monitoring of metal impurities. The pharmaceutical products may be in a form selected from a powder, slurry, pill, tablet, and gel.

[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)


Scanning acoustic microscopy system and method
Patent No. 10823710 

Inventor(s): Dat Tan Nguyen (Murphy, TX), Robert Milotta (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057570 on 08/07/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for scanning and analyzing a device wider test includes a transducer. The transducer transmits ultrasonic waves to scan the device under test and determine various properties (e.g., material of layers). The system further includes a heating/cooling portion. The heating/cooling portion conducts thermal stress testing on the device under test to accentuate areas of delamination between layers. The transducer then performs scans on the device under test to locate areas of delamination.

[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)


Adaptive laser power and ranging limit for time of flight sensor
Patent No. 10823826 

Inventor(s): Arnaud Deleule (Cupertino, CA), Rui Xiao (Cupertino, CA), Xiaoyong Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15605611 on 05/25/2017 (1258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A time of flight range detection device includes a laser configured to transmit an optical pulse into an image scene, a return single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array, a reference SPAD array, a range detection circuit coupled to the return SPAD array and the reference SPAD array, and a laser driver circuit. The range detection circuit in operation determines a distance to an object based on signals from the return SPAD array and the reference SPAD array. The laser driver circuit in operation varies an output power level of the laser in response to the determined distance to the object.

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


Method for vehicle location estimation using orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing
Patent No. 10823837 

Inventor(s): Tiejun Shan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): THE EUCLIDE 2012 INVESTMENT TRUST (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252377 on 01/18/2019 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for vehicle location estimation using orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) is provided with an OFDM device that consists of a wireless terminal and a multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) antenna. A pilot uplink signal is transmitted towards from the wireless terminal towards the intended target which is within an operational range of the MIMO antenna. Upon contacting the intended target and a plurality of target-surrounding objects, a plurality of return signals is generated to be received by the wireless terminal. A plurality of echo signals that was reflected from the plurality of target-surrounding objects is separated so that a time delay between the pilot uplink signal and the plurality of echo signals can be determined. The time delay along with a direction of arrival determined through the MIMO antenna are used to derive a location approximation for the intended target.

[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


Transitioning multi-core fiber to plural single core fibers
Patent No. 10823918 

Inventor(s): Bradley Billman (Sachse, TX), Gary F. Gibbs (Wylie, TX), Paul F. Kolesar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427300 on 05/30/2019 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system connects multiple cores within one fiber, e.g., a multi-core fiber (MCF), to multiple fibers with single-cores. The single-core fibers can then be terminated by traditional envelopes, such as a single core LC envelope. A connector holds the single-core fibers into a pattern that matches a pattern of all, or a sub group, of the individual cores of the MCF. The single-core fibers may all be terminated to individual connectors to form a fanout or breakout cable. Alternatively, the single-core fibers may extend to another connector wherein the single-core fibers are regrouped into a pattern to mate with the cores of another MCF, hence forming a jumper. One or more of the single core fibers may be terminated along the length of the jumper to form a jumper with one or more tap accesses.

[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]


Polymeric dispersed liquid crystal light shutter device and system and method for forming the same
Patent No. 10824001 

Inventor(s): Casey S. Hunt (Sachse, TX), Menting Tim Tsai (Plano, TX), Robert Northrup (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Polytronix, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118918 on 08/31/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polymeric dispersed liquid crystal light shutter device and system and method for forming the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the system, a catoptric form having a shape is subjacently positioned below a pre-cure or un-cured polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) light shutter device having liquid crystals dispersed in a polymer binder system between two substrates. Light is applied during curing. The liquid crystal microdroplet sizes vary according to the shape of the catoptric form such that domains of smaller liquid crystal microdroplet sizes correspond to the shape and domains of larger liquid crystal microdroplet sizes correspond to negative space relative to the shape. Upon tuning an electric field, the PDLC light shutter device changes states from presenting a surface having an image formed by non-scattering regions contrasted against opaque scattering regions, to a surface characterized by mostly or entirely clear, non-scattering light transmittance.

[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]


Stepper motor
Patent No. 10824130 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Raja (Allen, TX), Sooping Saw (McKinney, TX), Sudhir Nagaraj (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16263766 on 01/31/2019 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for electrically producing a stalled state in a stepper motor having a first coil and a second coil is provided. The method includes driving a first sinusoidal current through the first coil, and driving a second sinusoidal current through the second coil, wherein the first and second sinusoidal currents are in phase.

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


Air flow measurement using pressure sensors
Patent No. 10824175 

Inventor(s): Dominique Paul Barbier (Scotts Valley, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16044333 on 07/24/2018 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for monitoring air flow through a server using differential pressure measurements. The device includes an external pressure sensor, an internal pressure sensor, and a controller that receives the pressures from the external and internal pressure sensors. The external pressure sensor detects air pressure of the ambient air around a server enclosure, the internal pressure sensor detects air pressure through a server enclosure, and the controller calculates a pressure differential between the pressure from the external pressure sensor and the internal pressure sensor. The controller can then generate a signal based on the pressure differential, the signal optionally controlling a cooling fan, generating an interrupt for the server circuitry, or performing some other action.

[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)


Systems and methods for improving current sharing between paralleled DC-to-DC power converters based on temperature coefficient
Patent No. 10824180 

Inventor(s): Abhiman Ananthakrishna Hande (Plano, TX), Mark Andrew Dubecky (McKinney, TX), Richard Paul Massetti, Jr. (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB Power Electronics Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15888847 on 02/05/2018 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: A DC-to-DC power converter includes a reference voltage generator and a tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable memory. The memory stores a temperature coefficient, and the temperature coefficient is based upon a temperature response of said reference voltage generator over a range of temperatures. The DC-to-DC power converter also includes a controller coupled to the reference voltage generator and the memory and operable to retrieve the temperature coefficient from the memory, and adjust an output voltage of the DC-to-DC power converter based upon the temperature coefficient.

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


Microcontroller architecture for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10824376 

Inventor(s): Chi-Lin Hsu (San Jose, CA), Hiroyuki Mizukoshi (Kawasaki, , JP), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994116 on 05/31/2018 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system comprises a memory structure and a control circuit connected to the memory structure. The control circuit includes a programmable and reprogrammable microcontroller. The microcontroller has a first processor that executes instructions to coordinate sequences of voltages applied to the memory structure by a first circuit in order to perform memory operations. The microcontroller has a second processor that executes second instructions to control a second circuit to test conditions of the non-volatile memory cells in response to the voltages applied to the memory structure. The microcontroller may have a third processor that controls the flow of the memory operation and directs the first and second processors to execute the instructions. The instructions of the various processors may be updated, which provides for flexible flow, core operation control, and condition testing.

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


Audio request interaction system
Patent No. 10824393 

Inventor(s): James Lee Fortuna (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NCR Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16216626 on 12/11/2018 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A person can use a portable electronic device to electronically purchase or otherwise request a product, service or other deliverable related to audio programming to which the person is listening at the time they initiate the request. The request is fulfilled by a service that analyzes the audio content to identify the deliverable the person desires.

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


Technical building block
Patent No. 10824399 

Inventor(s): Vivek Thatte (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590032 on 10/01/2019 (399 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)


Computer architecture for emulating adjustable correlithm object cores in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10824452 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787500 on 10/18/2017 (1112 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a node engine configured to determine a core distance for a correlithm object core. The node engine is further configured to select a correlithm object in an n-dimensional space and set the selected correlithm object as the root correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to identify a plurality of correlithm objects within the core distance from the root correlithm object and determine one or more correlithm objects from among the identified plurality of correlithm objects is within a core distance of a second root correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to reduce the core distance for the correlithm object core, identify a second plurality of correlithm objects within the reduced core distance from the root correlithm object, and link the second identified plurality of correlithm objects with the root correlithm object to generate the correlithm object core.

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


Systems and methods for performing a write pattern in memory devices
Patent No. 10824503 

Inventor(s): Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15812949 on 11/14/2017 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a memory bank and a plurality of mode registers that communicatively couple to each of the plurality of memory banks. The plurality of mode registers may include a pattern of data stored therein. The semiconductor device may also include a bank control that receives a write pattern command that causes the bank control to write the pattern of data into the memory bank, send a signal to a multiplexer to couple the plurality of mode registers to the memory bank, and write the pattern of data to the memory bank via the plurality of mode registers.

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


Detection of anomalous computer behavior
Patent No. 10824535 

Inventor(s): Jing Wan (Allen, TX), Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano, TX), Taylor Smith (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266447 on 02/04/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining features of a dataset that are indicative of anomalous behavior of one or more computers in a large group of computers comprises (1) receiving log files including a plurality of entries of data regarding connections between a plurality of computers belonging to an organization and a plurality of websites outside the organization, each entry being associated with the actions of one computer, (2) executing a time series decomposition algorithm on a portion of the features of the data to generate a first list of features, (3) implementing a plurality of traffic dispersion graphs to generate a second list of features, and (4) implementing an autoencoder and a random forest regressor to generate a third list of features.

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


System and method for test data fabrication
Patent No. 10824541 

Inventor(s): Matthew Joseph Jarrett (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16164475 on 10/18/2018 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for building and executing a test for a software application. The system includes a database for storing variable value protocols, output files, and data related thereto. A computing device is in communication with the database and is configured to create and/or modify the variable value protocols. The computing device includes an interface having a plurality of sections for displaying the variable value protocols and variables related thereto. The computing device is configured to receive values to define selected variables of the variable value protocols and receive values from a data fabrication engine for variables that were not selected. The computing device is configured to notify a user that a current version of the software application treats one of the selected variables different than a previous version of the software application.

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


Systems and methods for data entry
Patent No. 10824604 

Inventor(s): Adhish Ramkumar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Palantir Technologies Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877169 on 01/22/2018 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for entering and storing data. User input defining a data set is received. A data collection construct including a data entry user interface for inputting data in the data set is defined using the user input. A data storage construct including queries for retrieving the data is automatically defined based on the user input. Additional user input indicating modifications to the data set is received. The data collection construct, the data storage construct, and the queries are automatically updated based on the additional user input indicating modifications to the data set.

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


System for recurring information security threat assessment
Patent No. 10824734 

Inventor(s): David Michael Steele (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15827097 on 11/30/2017 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention utilizes a two-component system to detect third party security threats and drive improved security threat mitigation based on the detection. The first component of the system is a security threat assessment engine, which receives and/or identifies external data and internal data regarding third parties in order to determine information security threats posed by third parties. The second component of the system is an analytics engine, which may comprise a machine learning component which is configured to detect threat patterns and anomalies. In response to the detection of the threat patterns and anomalies the security threat assessment engine may be modified in order to more accurately determine security threats.

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


Zoned data storage and control security system
Patent No. 10824751 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962779 on 04/25/2018 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates generally to improved secure data storage that utilizes zoned data storage and control and/or integration of discrete data for masking the stored data. The data may be divided and stored in different zoned databases and assigned different access rights in order to separate data that is part of a larger combination of data into smaller data portions, which makes it difficult for unauthorized use of such data. Additionally, or alternatively, data that is stored within a database may be combined with other discrete data (e.g., unrelated real data) in order to mask the data being stored. As such, the masked data is more secure and less storage spaces is required due to the utilization of real data for masking. When an unauthorized requestor of the stored data is identified deterrence actions may be taken to reduce the unauthorized user”s ability to access the desired data.

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


Secure intelligent networked architecture, processing and execution
Patent No. 10824753 

Inventor(s): Daniel Hittler (Dallas, TX), Derek Ainsworth (Dallas, TX), Howard M. Getson (Coppell, TX), Prince Modi (Richardson, TX), Robert Jump (Cincinnati, OH), Sean Vallie (Lantana, TX)
Assignee(s): Capitalogix IP Owner, LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16517418 on 07/19/2019 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are exemplary systems and methods for secure intelligent networked architecture, processing and execution. Exemplary embodiments include an intelligent networked architecture comprising an intelligent agent, a secure cloud of a plurality of specialized intelligent historical agents, a plurality of secure cloud based specialized insight servers configured to transform secure digital data into a scrubbed situational deployment trigger, and an intelligent operational agent configured to receive the scrubbed situational deployment trigger.

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


Method and system for identifying biometric characteristics using machine learning techniques
Patent No. 10824852 

Inventor(s): Marigona Bokshi-Drotar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16667322 on 10/29/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system may use machine learning analysis of audio data to automatically identify a user”s biometric characteristics. A user”s client computing device may capture audio of the user. Feature data may be extracted from the audio and applied to statistical models for determining several biometric characteristics. The determined biometric characteristic values may be used to identify individual health scores and the individual health scores may be combined to generate an overall health score and longevity metric. An indication of the user”s biometric characteristics which may include the overall health score and longevity metric may be displayed on the user”s client computing device.

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


Hierarchical data organization for dense optical flow processing in a computer vision system
Patent No. 10824877 

Inventor(s): Anish Reghunath (Plano, TX), Hetul Sanghvi (Murphy, TX), Michael Peter Lachmayr (Boxford, MA), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638142 on 06/29/2017 (1223 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer vision system is provided that includes an image generation device configured to capture consecutive two dimensional (2D) images of a scene, a first memory configured to store the consecutive 2D images, a second memory configured to store a growing window of consecutive rows of a reference image and a growing window of consecutive rows of a current image, wherein the reference image and the current image are a pair of consecutive 2D images stored in the first memory, a third memory configured to store a sliding window of pixels fetched from the growing window of the reference image, wherein the pixels in the sliding window are stored in tiles, and a dense optical flow engine (DOFE) configured to determine a dense optical flow map for the pair of consecutive 2D images, wherein the DOFE uses the sliding window as a search window for pixel correspondence searches.

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


Imaging analysis technology to assess movements of vehicle occupants
Patent No. 10824888 

Inventor(s): Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874060 on 01/18/2018 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing the movements of a driver while operating the vehicle are provided. According to certain aspects, an electronic device may receive and analyze image data from a 2-D image sensor and a 3-D image sensor, where the image data depicts an individual located within a vehicle. The electronic device may also access a library of baseline movements to which to compare the image data. Based on the comparing, the electronic device may identify and record a set of movements made by the driver.

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


Artificial intelligence system for inspecting image reliability
Patent No. 10824915 

Inventor(s): Aamer Charania (Flower Mound, TX), Chi-san Ho (Allen, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Sunil Subrahmanyam Vasisht (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16209414 on 12/04/2018 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for inspecting the reliability of an image. The system may include a processor in communication with a client device; and a storage medium. The storage medium may store instructions that, when executed, configure the processor to perform operations including: obtaining a plurality of images; categorizing the images into a plurality of image classes; calculating a plurality of probability outcomes; determining whether highest predicted probabilities of the images are less than a first threshold and whether an entropy of a predicted density of the probability outcomes exceeds a second threshold; indicating whether the image is associated with the image classes; ranking, the image amongst the plurality of images; filtering, a plurality of low reliability images according to a third threshold; providing, a likelihood of whether a user scanned a vehicle object associated with the image; and identifying a percentage of user scan failures.

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


Methods and apparatus for matrix processing in a convolutional neural network
Patent No. 10824934 

Inventor(s): Jason T. Jones (Richmond, TX), Manu Mathew (Bangalore, , IN), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Shyam Jagannathan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15784588 on 10/16/2017 (1114 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include an integrated circuit including a vector multiply unit including a plurality of multiply/accumulate nodes, in which the vector multiply unit is operable to provide an output from the multiply/accumulate nodes, a first data feeder operable to provide first data to the vector multiply unit in vector format, and a second data feeder operable to provide second data to the vector multiply unit in vector format.

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


Service design and order fulfillment system with action
Patent No. 10825032 

Inventor(s): Ben Eng (Frisco, TX), Paul Hugh Wilkie Bishop (Dallas, TX), Todd Spraggins (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Potomac Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13936682 on 07/08/2013 (2675 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that provides a fulfillment action (or ”action”) is provided. The system defines an action specification including a pattern of a structured request to perform work on a subject. The system further defines data for the action specification, where the data includes an action code template that references action codes, and a parameter list template that references parameters. The system further defines the subject for the action specification, where the subject includes a subject template that references entity specifications. The system further defines a target for the action specification, where the target includes a target template that references resource specifications. The system further generates an instance of the action based on the action specification, where the pattern of the structured request to perform work is transformed into process logic configured to perform the work on the subject.

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


Method and apparatus for providing network information
Patent No. 10825054 

Inventor(s): Christopher Parsons (Dallas, TX), Mark Austin (Allen, TX), R. Blair Bardwell (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15088886 on 04/01/2016 (1677 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for processing an advertising request message, including, receiving an advertising request message from a mobile device, determining if an advertising exchange server associated with the advertising request is permitted to receive enhanced information associated with the mobile device if a service provider is permitted to provide location information associated with the mobile device responsive to determining that the advertising exchange server associated with the advertising request is permitted to receive the enhanced information, responsive to determining that the service provider is permitted to provide location information, adding location information associated with the mobile device to a header of the advertising request message, and transmitting the advertising request message to the advertising exchange server. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[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]


Merging multiple exposures to generate a high dynamic range image
Patent No. 10825426 

Inventor(s): Aziz Umit Batur (Dallas, TX), Rajesh Narasimha (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273896 on 02/12/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of generating a high dynamic range (HDR) image is provided that includes capturing a long exposure image and a short exposure image of a scene, computing a merging weight for each pixel location of the long exposure image based on a pixel value of the pixel location and a saturation threshold, and computing a pixel value for each pixel location of the HDR image as a weighted sum of corresponding pixel values in the long exposure image and the short exposure image, wherein a weight applied to a pixel value of the pixel location of the short exposure image and a weight applied to a pixel value of the pixel location in the pixel long exposure image are determined based on the merging weight computed for the pixel location and responsive to motion in a scene of the long exposure image and the short exposure image.

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


Quantum technology for use with extracting intents from linguistics
Patent No. 10825448 

Inventor(s): Donatus Asumu (Plano, TX), Ramakrishna R. Yannam (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16881231 on 05/22/2020 (165 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus for mapping a user utterance onto a plurality of intents is provided. The apparatus may include an intent training database that includes a plurality of tokens and intents. The apparatus may include a processor. The processor may utilize a token-intent map to generate a token-row map and an intent-column map. The processor may map the plurality of tokens onto a token-intent matrix. The processor may generate a token-cognitive matrix, a cognitive-comprehension matrix and an intent-cognitive matrix from the decomposition. The cognitive-comprehension matrix may be the space of entanglement between the token-cognitive matrix and the intent-cognitive matrix. The processor may reduce the rank of the cognitive-comprehension matrix. The processor may compute a plurality of token vectors from a computation of the token-cognitive matrix and the cognitive-comprehension matrix. The processor may compute a plurality of intent-cognitive vectors from a computation of the cognitive-comprehension matrix and the intent-cognitive matrix.

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


Latching sense amplifier
Patent No. 10825489 

Inventor(s): Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Tucker, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116049 on 08/29/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A latching sense amplifier includes an input stage and an output stage. The output stage is coupled to the input stage. The output stage includes a first output node, a second output node, a pull-up circuit, and a pull-down circuit. The pull-up circuit includes a first transistor, a second transistor, and a latch circuit. The first transistor is configured to pull up the first output node. The second transistor is configured to pull up the second output node. The latch circuit is configured to control the first transistor and the second transistor. The pull-down circuit includes a latch circuit configured to pull-down the first output node based on a voltage of the second output node.

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


Systems and methods for writing zeros to a memory array
Patent No. 10825491 

Inventor(s): Byung S. Moon (Plano, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15837666 on 12/11/2017 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device may include a memory array, which may also include, multiple memory cells. The memory device may also include one or more counters designed to generate internal memory addresses to sequentially access the memory cells and facilitate writing logical zeros to all of the memory cells.

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


Methods and apparatuses for command shifter reduction
Patent No. 10825492 

Inventor(s): Debra Bell (Dallas, TX), Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416425 on 05/20/2019 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for reducing a number of command shifters are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an encoder circuit, a latency shifter circuit, and a decoder circuit. The encoder circuit may be configured to encode commands, wherein the commands are encoded based on their command type and the latency shifter circuit, coupled to the encoder circuit, may be configured to provide a latency to the encoded commands. The decoder circuit, coupled to the latency shifter circuit, may be configured to decode the encoded commands and provide decoded commands to perform memory operations associated with the command types of the decoded commands.

[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)


DFE conditioning for write operations of a memory device
Patent No. 10825494 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Liang Chen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16683018 on 11/13/2019 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and devices include an input buffer configured to receive data. Decision feedback equalizer (DFE) circuitry includes a DFE configured to interpret levels of the data from the input buffer and a DFE buffer that stores previous values to control the DFE based on the previous values. Moreover, the DFE circuitry also includes reset circuitry configured to reset the DFE buffer to an initial state. Furthermore, the DFE circuitry includes suppression circuitry configured to suppress resets using the reset circuitry for an interval between write operations to the memory device.

[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)


Systems and methods for maintaining refresh operations of memory banks using a shared address path
Patent No. 10825503 

Inventor(s): Joosang Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553011 on 08/27/2019 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes memory banks that each has multiple rows with row addresses. The memory device also includes a counter that stores and increments a first row address of a first row of a first set of memory banks to a second row address of a second row of the first set of memory banks in response to a first refresh operation when the memory device is operating in a first mode. The memory device further includes circuitry that blocks incrementing the second row address to a third row address of a third row of the first set of memory banks when the memory device transitions from the first mode to a second mode and the first refresh operation is not paired with a second refresh operation that is performed when the memory device is operating in the first mode.

[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)


Systems and methods for improving output signal quality in memory devices
Patent No. 10825506 

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925399 on 03/19/2018 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a plurality of memory banks and an output buffer that may couple to the plurality of memory banks. The output buffer may produce a data voltage signal representative of data to be read from at least one of the plurality of memory banks to a controller. The semiconductor device may also include a plurality of switches that may couple a voltage source to the output buffer, a first pull-down switch that may drive the output buffer to a low voltage reference level to correct its drive strength. The device also includes a second pull-down switch that may couple the output buffer to the low voltage reference level. The plurality of switches, the first pull-down switch, and the second pull-down switch may each provide the data voltage signal to the output buffer.

[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)


Parasitic noise control during sense operations
Patent No. 10825513 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Freemont, CA), Dengtao Zhao (Los Gatos, CA), Zhenming Zhou (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019141 on 06/26/2018 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system includes a sense system configured to control parasitic noise sources by increasing selected bit line or channel voltages during sense stages. The increase may be tied to a triggering threshold voltage level. That is, while performing a memory operation, the sense system may increase the selected bit line voltage level dependent on a reference voltage level or memory state associated with a sense stage being above the triggering threshold level.

[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)


Non-volatile memory with reduced data cache buffer
Patent No. 10825526 

Inventor(s): Chen Chen (Mountain View, CA), Hua-Ling Cynthia Hsu (Milpitas, CA), Min Peng (San Jose, CA), YenLung Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450042 on 06/24/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: In non-volatile memory circuit, the area devoted to the cache buffer of the read and write circuitry is reduced through the sharing of data latches. In an array structure where memory cells are connected along bit lines, and the bit lines organized into columns, each of the columns has an associated set of data latches, including one or more data latches for each bit line of the column. Data is transferred in and out of the read and write circuit on a data bus, where data is transferred between the data latches and the data bus through a set of transfers latches. The area used by the latch structure is reduced by sharing the transfer latches of the read and write circuitry between the data latches of multiple columns.

[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)


Biometric characteristic application using audio/video analysis
Patent No. 10825564 

Inventor(s): Marigona Bokshi-Drotar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15837540 on 12/11/2017 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system may use computer vision techniques and machine learning analysis to automatically identify a user”s biometric characteristics. A user”s client computing device may capture a video of the user. Feature data and movement data may be extracted from the video and applied to statistical models for determining several biometric characteristics. The determined biometric characteristic values may be used to identify individual health scores and the individual health scores may be combined to generate an overall health score and longevity metric. An indication of the user”s biometric characteristics which may include the overall health score and longevity metric may be displayed on the user”s client computing device.

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


Event stream processing
Patent No. 10826984 

Inventor(s): Habib Madani (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961769 on 04/24/2018 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to process an event stream using nodes arranged as a cluster in which the nodes are in a leader-follower relationship with one node being the leader at any given time. Tracking of node membership and leadership status can be conducted in a manager node for a variety of applications. Each node of the cluster can register in the manager node and can receive the same set of event streams as the other nodes of the cluster. The leader node can process an event of an event stream with the follower nodes tracking the processing by the leader node, where the leader node can publish the processed event. Leadership can be changed from the leader node to another node of the cluster based on a performance criterion of the leader node. Additional systems and methods can be implemented in a variety of applications.

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


 

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Fast convergence for failures of large scale virtual ethernet segments in EVPN and PBB-EVPN
Patent No. 10824509 

Inventor(s): Vi Vu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567953 on 09/11/2019 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for fast convergence for virtual ethernet segments in EVPN and PBB-EVPN networks are disclosed. A first provider edge (PE) device can receive one or more advertising messages corresponding to one or more virtual ethernet segments, wherein each of the one or more advertising messages can include a port identifier. The first PE device maintains a table including the one or more virtual ethernet segments and the corresponding port identifier. The first PE device can receive a failure message from a second PE device that identifies a first port on the second PE device, and identifies, based on the table, at least one affected virtual ethernet segment that is associated with the first port. The first PE device can remove any routes that are associated with the at least one affected virtual ethernet segment and trigger mass designated-forwarding election for impacted virtual ethernet segments.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Authentication based on motion and biometric data
Patent No. 10824703 

Inventor(s): Matthew Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX), Snehal Desai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15867157 on 01/10/2018 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for authenticating an individual based at least partly on a tremor signature of the individual. Motion data is collected through motion sensor(s), such as accelerometers, gyroscopic motion sensors, and so forth, of a portable computing device that is being held, worn, or is otherwise in contact with the user. Based on the collected motion data, a tremor signature may be determined and compared to a previously determined model for the user, and an authentication determination may be made based on the comparison. The tremor signature may be used in combination with other information to authenticate the user. For example, the tremor signature may be used in combination with location information and/or other biometric data such as a fingerprint scan, image of the user”s face, audio recording of the user”s voice, the user”s heartbeat, a cardiac electrical signature, bio-electrical impedance, and so forth.

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


Methods and systems for implementing automated bidding models
Patent No. 10825062 

Inventor(s): Jie Shen (Plano, TX), Meng Sun (Plano, TX), Patrick Manion (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16560421 on 09/04/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include an aggregate model comprising a plurality of modules, a monitoring dashboard in communication with the aggregate model, and a search-marketing campaign manager in communication with the aggregate model, the monitoring dashboard, and a search engine entity. Additionally, the system may include a bidding interface in communication with the aggregate model and a search engine entity and/or a monitoring dashboard configured to generate model adjustment data. The search-marketing campaign manager may be configured to determine trend data, measured marketing indicators, or both, from one or more of marketing data or historical data.

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


Multiple conduits bundled together in a combination conduit configuration
Patent No. 10825578 

Inventor(s): Joseph E. Andrulis (Irving, TX), Rashid Skaf (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Biamp Systems, LLC (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16748676 on 01/21/2020 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example embodiments provide a device that includes a main cable jacket including one or more sub-cable jackets, and each of the sub-cable jackets includes a number of conduits.

[H01B] CABLES; CONDUCTORS; INSULATORS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR CONDUCTIVE, INSULATING OR DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES (selection for magnetic properties H01F 1/00; waveguides H01P)


Semiconductor device and method for making the same
Patent No. 10825723 

Inventor(s): Mark Stephen Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283341 on 02/22/2019 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of making a semiconductor device, the method includes: forming a first conductive layer over a substrate; forming an insulating layer on the first conductive layer; forming a via through the insulating layer to expose the first conductive layer; forming a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) over a bottom of the via; forming a barrier layer at a sidewall of the via; removing the SAM over the bottom of the via; and forming a second conductive layer over the barrier layer and the bottom of the via such that the first conductive layer is electrically connected to the second conductive layer without the barrier layer between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer at the bottom of the via.

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


Semiconductor packages and associated methods with solder mask opening(s) for in-package ground and conformal coating contact
Patent No. 10825782 

Inventor(s): Gary A. Monroe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234068 on 12/27/2018 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: Semiconductor devices with a conformal coating in contact with a ground plane at a bottom side of the semiconductor devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor die coupled to a first surface of a package substrate. The semiconductor device can also include a molded material covering at least a portion of the package substrate and the semiconductor die. The semiconductor device can also include a ground plane in the package substrate and exposed through an opening in a second surface of the package substrate opposite the first surface. The semiconductor device can also include a conformal coating coupled to the ground plane through the opening that can shield the semiconductor device from electromagnetic interference.

[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 having bonding structures connected to bit lines and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10825826 

Inventor(s): Jian Chen (Menlo Park, CA), Jixin Yu (Milpitas, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Tae-Kyung Kim (San Jose, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16889030 on 06/01/2020 (155 days app to issue)

Abstract: Three-dimensional memory devices in the form of a memory die includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, and memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, in which each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the memory film. Bit lines are electrically connected to an end portion of a respective one of the vertical semiconductor channels. Bump connection via structures contact a top surface of a respective one of the bit lines, in which each of the bump connection via structures has a greater lateral dimension along a lengthwise direction of the bit lines than along a widthwise direction of the bit lines. Metallic bump structures of another semiconductor die contact respective ones of the bump connection via structures to make respective electrical connections between the two dies.

[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]


Non-volatile memory with pool capacitor
Patent No. 10825827 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Luisa Lin (Redwood City, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Mohan Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Piyush Dak (San Jose, CA), Venkatesh P. Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16141149 on 09/25/2018 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus comprises a non-volatile memory structure and an I/O interface. A portion of the memory die is used as a pool capacitor for the I/O interface.

[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]


Energy-filtered cold electron devices and methods
Patent No. 10825920 

Inventor(s): Liang-Chieh Ma (Arlington, TX), Pradeep Bhadrachalam (Arlington, TX), Seong Jin Koh (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696338 on 11/26/2019 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: Energy-filtered cold electron devices use electron energy littering through discrete energy levels of quantum wells or quantum dots that are formed through band bending of tunneling barrier conduction band. These devices can obtain low effective electron temperatures of less than or equal to 45K at room temperature, steep electrical current turn-on/turn-off capabilities with a steepness of less than or equal to 10 mV/decade at room temperature, subthreshold swings of less than or equal to 10 mV/decade at room temperature, and/or supply voltages of less than or equal to 0.1 V.

[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]


Surface mounted notch radiator with folded balun
Patent No. 10826186 

Inventor(s): James M. Irion, II (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024431 on 06/29/2018 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A notch radiator apparatus includes: a planar circuit board having a plurality of different planar layers; a balun cavity formed between two ground layers of the planar circuit board that are separated by a laminated layer; a conductive notch formed horizontally in a plane parallel to the planar circuit board by two three dimensional (3D) structures formed on a top surface of the circuit board; a stripline signal feed folded within planar circuit board layers; and a plated hole formed vertically in a plane perpendicular to the planar circuit board and extending from the stripline signal feed. The stripline signal feed electromagnetically transfer radio frequency (RF) energy into or out of the antenna notch radiator apparatus.

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


Ground bus subassemblies, power distribution subassemblies, and assembly methods
Patent No. 10826281 

Inventor(s): Jason Parkerson (Mansfield, TX), Megan Rahn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118140 on 08/30/2018 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ground bus subassembly provided at a top (e.g., top front) of a power distribution cabinet section. The ground bus subassembly includes a first upper front frame plate, and a first ground bus section adjacent to the first upper front frame plate. A splice can attach to the first ground bus section. A ground cover covering the first ground bus section can function as a hoist rail. Ground bus subassemblies with first and second cabinet sections and first and second ground bus sections are provided, as are methods of assembly of ground bus subassemblies.

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


Charge pump circuits
Patent No. 10826388 

Inventor(s): Maciej Piotr Jankowski (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663481 on 10/25/2019 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: A charge pump circuit includes a voltage output terminal, a flying capacitor, and a current source. The flying capacitor includes a first terminal coupled to the voltage output terminal, and a second terminal coupled to an output terminal of a drive circuit. The current source includes a first terminal coupled to the voltage output terminal, and a second terminal coupled to a power supply rail.

[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 regulator with an adaptive off-time generator
Patent No. 10826392 

Inventor(s): Chen Feng (Shanghai, , CN), Jian Liang (Shanghai, , CN), Yangwei Yu (Hangzhou, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16294054 on 03/06/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage regulator circuit includes a first transistor, an inductor, and a diode. The inductor connects to the diode at a switch node. The voltage converter produces an output voltage that is larger than an input voltage. The first transistor has on and off states and electrically couples a node to ground when in the on state. An error amplifier circuit generates an error signal based on a difference between a reference voltage and a voltage indicative of the output voltage. The error signal causes the first transistor to transition from the on to the off state. An adaptive off-time generator circuit couples to the input voltage node, and generates a signal to cause the first transistor to transition from the off to the on state. The time the first transistor is in the off state is inversely proportional to the time the first transistor is in the on state.

[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]


Active Y-rated capacitor control options for common-mode electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction
Patent No. 10826403 

Inventor(s): Ashish Kumar (Santa Clara, CA), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566240 on 09/10/2019 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an input voltage supply and a switching converter coupled to the input voltage supply. The switching converter includes a transformer having a primary coil and a secondary coil. The switching converter also includes a Y-rated capacitor with a top plate and a bottom plate, wherein the top plate is coupled to a first end of the secondary coil. The switching converter also includes a push-pull current source coupled to the bottom plate of the Y-rated capacitor. The switching converter also includes a controller coupled to the push-pull current source.

[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]


Wide-range gain converters
Patent No. 10826405 

Inventor(s): Jing Xu (Cary, NC), Liming Liu (Cary, NC), Sandeep Bala (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): ABB Power Electronics Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428879 on 05/31/2019 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an aspect of this disclosure, a circuit includes a voltage source and an output load, first and second resonant modules disposed between the voltage source and the output load, and first and second transformers. The circuit is further arranged such that the first transformer is disposed between the first resonant module and the output load, and the second transformer is disposed between the second resonant module and the output load. The circuit also includes a plurality of half-bridges coupled between the first and second resonant modules and the voltage source. The circuit further includes a voltage divider disposed between the voltage source and the plurality of half-bridges.

[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]


Common mode overload recovery for amplifier
Patent No. 10826443 

Inventor(s): Shang-Yuan Chuang (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16433855 on 06/06/2019 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a first transistor having a first control input and first and current terminals. The circuit also includes a second transistor having a second control input and third and fourth current terminals. The third current terminal couples to the first current terminal at a first node. An output stage has a first input, a second input, and an output stage output. The first input couples to the fourth current terminal, and the second input couples to the second current terminal. A resistor has first and second resistor terminals. The first resistor terminal couples to the output stage output, and the second resistor terminal couples to the second control input. A third transistor has a third control input, a fifth current terminal, and a sixth current terminal. The fifth current terminal couples to the first resistor terminal, and the sixth current terminal couples to the second resistor terminal.

[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)


Reduced quiescent current PVT compensated oscillator
Patent No. 10826465 

Inventor(s): Raveesh Magod Ramakrishna (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16742030 on 01/14/2020 (294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a capacitor having a first terminal coupled to a ground node, and a second terminal; a first transistor having a source coupled to the capacitor, a drain coupled to a first node, and a gate; a first current source coupled to the first node and configured to couple to a regulated supply node; a second transistor having a source coupled to the ground node, a drain coupled to a second node, and a gate coupled to the second node and to the gate of the first transistor; and a comparator circuit having an input coupled to the first node and an output configured to couple to a clock node.

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


Programmable time-division multiplexed comparator
Patent No. 10826477 

Inventor(s): Bradford Lawrence Hunter (Spicewood, TX), Timothy F. Murphy (Ramona, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664346 on 10/25/2019 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monitoring circuit is implemented for comparing a sampled voltage taken from a selected sampling capacitor and a reference voltage from a voltage buffer ([b]150[/b]). The voltage buffer ([b]150[/b]) is configurable according to programming provided to a programmable logic controller, PLC, ([b]570[/b]). Comparisons may be made on a periodic basis, such as a time-division multiplexed basis, in connection with register settings in the PLC ([b]570[/b]).

[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]


Power unit with an integrated pull-down transistor
Patent No. 10826487 

Inventor(s): Frank Alexander Baiocchi (Allentown, PA), Haian Lin (Bethlehem, PA), Jonathan Almeria Noquil (Bethlehem, PA), Scott Edward Ragona (Philadelphia, PA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15831623 on 12/05/2017 (1064 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example relates to a circuit that includes a first integrated circuit die and a second integrated circuit die. The first integrated circuit die has a power field effect transistor (FET) and a pull-down FET coupled to the power FET. The second integrated circuit die has a pull-up FET coupled to the power FET.

[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]


Glitch reduction in segmented resistor ladder DAC
Patent No. 10826515 

Inventor(s): Carsten Ingo Stoerk (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426859 on 05/30/2019 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a digital-to-analog converter coupled to receive a reference voltage and a binary-encoded digital input signal. The electronic device provides an analog output signal that represents the value of the binary-encoded digital input signal and a transmission gate is coupled to pass the analog output signal. A blank pulse generator is coupled to receive selected bits of the binary-encoded digital input signal and to pulse the transmission gate off when the selected bits change value, thus providing a blanked analog output signal.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


Successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10826520 

Inventor(s): Amal Kumar Kundu (Bengaluru, , IN), Sovan Ghosh (Paschim Medinipur, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16536507 on 08/09/2019 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter includes a low voltage power supply rail, a high voltage power supply rail, successive approximation circuit, a level shifter, and a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (CDAC). The successive approximation circuitry is coupled to the low voltage power supply rail. The level shifter is coupled to the high voltage power supply rail and includes inputs coupled to first outputs of the successive approximation circuitry. The CDAC includes a first segment and a second segment. The first segment includes a first plurality of capacitors, and a first plurality of switches coupled to outputs of the level shifter. The second segment includes a second plurality of capacitors, and a second plurality of switches coupled to second outputs of the successive approximation circuitry.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


System and method for multi-carrier network operation
Patent No. 10826658 

Inventor(s): Jun Li (Richardson, TX), Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15452497 on 03/07/2017 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for multi-carrier network operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of performing channel scrambling in a multi-carrier network, wherein the multi-carrier network includes a first component carrier (”CC”) and a second CC between a base station and a user equipment (”UE”) comprises receiving a Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (”C-RNTI”) and a cell identification (”ID”) for at least one of the first CC and the second CC; and using the RNTI and the cell ID to perform scrambling of information transmitted on at least one of the first CC and the second CC.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Blockchain key storage on SIM devices
Patent No. 10826704 

Inventor(s): Warner Lee Hines (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120202 on 08/31/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to storing a blockchain private key on a SIM device and securing the blockchain private key through multi-factor authentication. Various layers of security that controls access to the blockchain private key on the SIM device may be employed. These layers may include authentication of the user device on the cellular network using the SIM device, storage on a hidden partition of the SIM device that only a key applet executing on the SIM device or on a user device processor is aware of, storage of the blockchain private key in encrypted form, and/or use of the key applet to enforce credentialed access to the blockchain private key (e.g., the key applet obtains from the hidden partition and/or decrypts the blockchain private key only if a valid passcode is supplied to it).

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


Controller based service policy mapping to establish different tunnels for different applications
Patent No. 10826722 

Inventor(s): Italo Busi (Cerro Maggiore, , IT), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845651 on 12/18/2017 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a customer network controller (CNC) in a network comprises storing, by a memory of the CNC, a mapping between a virtual local area network (VLAN) identifier (ID) of a VLAN, an application ID of an application executed in the VLAN, and a service policy associated with the application, the service policy defining a network requirement for the application, the VLAN being associated with a customer edge (CE), transmitting, by a transmitter of the CNC, a tunnel creation request comprising the VLAN ID, the application ID, and the service policy, and storing, by the memory, a tunnel ID of a tunnel established in response to the tunnel creation request, the tunnel defining a path between an ingress provider edge (PE) node and an egress PE node that satisfies the service policy.

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


VNFM handling of faults in virtual network function components
Patent No. 10826755 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200605 on 11/26/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of: receiving a status failure notification for a VNFCI, retrieving a peer VNFCI admin state and a peer VNFCI operational state, taking no action when one or more of: the peer VNFCI admin state is not online, the peer VNFCI is not reachable, and the peer VNFCI operational state is active, retrieving current issues reported on resources associated with the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the peer VNFCI admin state is online, the peer VNFCI is reachable, and the peer VNFCI operational state is not active, sending a state change request message with an active state to the peer VNFCI when the current issues do not exist, and starting a retry timer for the peer VNFCI.

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


Systems and methods for providing split control of multiple execution environments
Patent No. 10826759 

Inventor(s): Andrew Typrin (Celina, TX), Troy Frost (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Moneygram International, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16166027 on 10/19/2018 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media implementing techniques for providing split control of an execution environment. According to aspects of the disclosure, a first entity may be configured to exert control over presentation related aspects (e.g., the look and feel) of services provided by a second entity, while the second entity may exert control over backend processing and execution of the services. To facilitate the different portions of the split control, one or more servers may be configured to provide a first execution layer, a second execution layer, and a second execution layer control panel. The first execution layer may perform operations for executing the provisioning of the service. The second execution layer may perform operations for presenting the computing/execution environment for providing the service, and the second execution environment control panel may provide the first entity to customize/modify presentation related aspects of the computing/execution environment.

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


Multi-level data channel and inspection architectures
Patent No. 10826801 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16527137 on 07/31/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a method for inspecting a data stream. The method may include conveying the data stream through a multi-level data channel and inspection architecture. The architecture includes a multi-level data pipeline. The pipeline is formed from pipes arranged serially such that each output of one pipe provides an input to a successive one of the plurality of pipes. The pipeline receives the data stream at an upstream portion of the pipeline, and inspects the data in the data stream. Thereafter, the pipeline outputs inspected data at a downstream portion of the pipeline. The outputted inspected data becomes inputted date for a successive one of the pipes. A data manager may be configured to coordinate passage of the data into and out of the pipeline, and between one or more of the group of mechanisms. Each pipe is configured to inspect the data on a different level of data channel inspection, each level of data channel inspection having individual data attribute and/or metadata extracting capabilities, from any of the other of the plurality of pipes.

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


Multiple copies of stateful tables
Patent No. 10826840 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Barefoot Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Compass IP Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835242 on 12/07/2017 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a packet processing pipeline of a network forwarding integrated circuit. The method stores two copies of a stateful table used by the packet processing pipeline. The stateful table is modified according to data processed by the packet processing pipeline. Upon receiving data to write to the stateful table, the method generates (i) a first copy of the received data along with an indicator for a first one of the copies of the stateful table and (ii) a second copy of the received data along with an indicator for a second one of the copies of the stateful table. The method sends the first copy of the received data into the packet processing pipeline before sending the second copy of the received data into the packet processing pipeline.

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


Systems and methods for allocating end device resources to a network slice
Patent No. 10826843 

Inventor(s): Paul Smith, Jr. (Terrell, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450301 on 06/24/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: An SDN client on an end device receives slice placement instructions relating to services to be placed on a selected slice from an SDN controller. The SDN client also receives policy input regarding allocation of resources on the end device and user preference input regarding priority of the services. A network slice is selected on which the resource will be allocated based on the slice placement instructions, the policy input, and user preference input.

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


Message guardian
Patent No. 10826854 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14705231 on 05/06/2015 (2008 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, process, and computer program to prevent inappropriate messages originated from a client device is provided. A validation message that includes a message composed by a user may be received from a client device. A determination is made as to whether the composed message comprises data that matches with one or more inappropriate terms, phrases, and/or objects. A notification is sent to the client device when the composed message comprises data that matches with one or more inappropriate terms, phrases, and/or objects.

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


System and method for secure authenticated user session handoff
Patent No. 10826895 

Inventor(s): Sekhar Muppalla (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151833 on 10/04/2018 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for enabling user session persistence between a native application and a mobile internet browser on a mobile device. The method includes authenticating a use of the native application and issuing an authentication token to the native application. The method also includes receiving from the native application the authentication token in connection with a destination address and obtaining first identifying data regarding the mobile device. The method further includes generating a key; associating the key, the authentication token, the destination address, and the first identifying data regarding the mobile device together in a database; encrypting the key to generate an encrypted key; and transmitting the encrypted key to the native application. The native application passes the encrypted key and the client key to the internet browser. The method includes receiving from the mobile internet browser the encrypted key; obtaining second identifying data in connection with the encrypted key received; decrypting the encrypted key to generate a decrypted key; locating the authentication token, the destination address, and the first identifying data within the database using the decrypted key; and confirming that the mobile internet browser is executing on the mobile device based at least in part on a comparison of the first identifying data and the second identifying data. If the mobile internet browser is confirmed, it is granted access to the destination address,

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


Enhanced biometric data and systems for processing events using enhanced biometric data
Patent No. 10826896 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936621 on 03/27/2018 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for generating enhanced biometric data and using enhanced biometric data to process events are provided. A system may receive a request for enhanced biometric data from a first user and may extract details associated with the request. Based on the identity of the first user and the extracted details, a user profile may be selected from a plurality of user profiles associated with the first user. The user profile may include biometric data of the first user, predetermined limits on types of events to be processed, amounts, and the like. The system may generate enhanced biometric data based on the user profile and may transmit the enhanced biometric data to a computing device of a second user. The second user may then provide the enhanced biometric data when requesting to process an event. The system may evaluate the enhanced biometric data to determine whether it matches pre-stored biometric data and whether the event details are within the limits associated with the user profile from which the enhanced biometric data was generated. If so, the event may be processed.

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


Enhanced biometric data and systems for processing events using enhanced biometric data
Patent No. 10826899 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16805008 on 02/28/2020 (249 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for generating enhanced biometric data and using enhanced biometric data to process events are provided. A system may receive a request for enhanced biometric data from a first user and may extract details associated with the request. Based on the identity of the first user and the extracted details, a user profile may be selected from a plurality of user profiles associated with the first user. The user profile may include biometric data of the first user, predetermined limits on types of events to be processed, amounts, and the like. The system may generate enhanced biometric data based on the user profile and may transmit the enhanced biometric data to a computing device of a second user. The second user may then provide the enhanced biometric data when requesting to process an event. The system may evaluate the enhanced biometric data to determine whether it matches pre-stored biometric data and whether the event details are within the limits associated with the user profile from which the enhanced biometric data was generated. If so, the event may be processed.

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


Group communication and service optimization system
Patent No. 10827002 

Inventor(s): Xiaoming Zhao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16207374 on 12/03/2018 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for optimizing group communication services, the method comprising instantiating an adaptive homing tool as a virtual network function, the adaptive homing tool communicating with a centralized database in a multiple region telecommunications network; storing a user identification for plural group members in the database; when a service request is made by at least one group member that has moved outside of connectivity with a group home server, receiving group member location data for the plural group members in real time; assigning a group control application server to at least one group member when a group member initiates a service request; wherein the common service tool assigns the group application control server based on at least one of the priority data, group member location data, least network resources used, best path performance, shortest path performance, and quality of service.

[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. 10827015 

Inventor(s): Michael Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16573106 on 09/17/2019 (413 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]


Hebbian learning-based recommendations for social networks
Patent No. 10827030 

Inventor(s): Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437332 on 06/11/2019 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device applies Hebbian-based learning to provide content recommendations in content-based social networks. The method includes obtaining customer activity data for a content-based social network; modeling the customer activity data as nodes and edges within the content-based social network, the nodes representing users and the edges representing connections between the users; assigning initial weights to the edges, that correspond to a connection strength, based on user-designated of relationships between the nodes; adjusting the initial weights in response to temporally correlated activity between the nodes from the customer activity data, to provide adjusted weights; identifying a content recommendation for a particular node based on an activity to access content by another node and one or more of the adjusted weights; storing a customer profile including the content recommendations associated with a node; and providing the content recommendation to a user device associated with the customer profile.

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


Delivering additional information to receiving parties for text messaging based Caller ID
Patent No. 10827060 

Inventor(s): Kevin V. Nguyen (Allen, TX), Monica Rose Martino (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FIRST ORION CORP. (Little Rock, AK)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533684 on 08/06/2019 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information to a receiving party in a communications network. The method includes receiving a message from a sending party and performing a lookup of information relating to the sending party in a database via an Internet Protocol connection. The lookup is based on an identifier of at least one of the sending party and the receiving party. Subsequently, the information is provided to the receiving party based on the availability of the information in the database.

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


Image stabilization techniques for video
Patent No. 10827122 

Inventor(s): Kishor Adinath Saitwal (Pearland, TX), Tao Yang (Katy, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16279379 on 02/19/2019 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A behavioral recognition system may include both a computer vision engine and a machine learning engine configured to observe and learn patterns of behavior in video data. Certain embodiments may provide image stabilization of a video stream obtained from a camera. An image stabilization module in the behavioral recognition system obtains a reference image from the video stream. The image stabilization module identifies alignment regions within the reference image based on the regions of the image that are dense with features. Upon determining that the tracked features of a current image is out of alignment with the reference image, the image stabilization module uses the most feature dense alignment region to estimate an affine transformation matrix to apply to the entire current image to warp the image into proper alignment.

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


Photodetector arrangement having an adjustable output and method for adjusting an output of a photodetector arrangement
Patent No. 10827138 

Inventor(s): Dan Jacobs (McKinney, TX), Glenn Lee (Plano, TX), Todd Bishop (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): ams International AG (Rapperswil, , CH)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16304358 on 05/31/2017 (1252 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photodetector arrangement having adjustable output, comprises a photodetector having an array of pixels wherein each pixel. The pixels are arranged to convert electromagnetic radiation into an analog detection data signal, respectively. A readout circuit is coupled to the photodetector and comprises a receiving component and a combining component. The receiving component is arranged to read out detection data signals, to select at least one detection data signal depending on a control signal and to adjust gain and polarity of the selected detection data signal. The combining component is arranged to combine the detection data signals into one or more output signals to be provided at one or more output terminals. A control unit is coupled to the readout circuit via a control terminal and is arranged to provide the control signal at the readout circuit depending on a set of instructions.

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


Methods and systems for encoding of multimedia pictures
Patent No. 10827184 

Inventor(s): Anurag Mithalal Jain (Bengaluru, , IN), Arun Shankar Kudana (Bengaluru, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bengaluru, , IN), Uday Pudipeddi Kiran (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15888967 on 02/05/2018 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several methods and systems for encoding of multimedia pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, an occupancy level of a coded picture buffer (CPB) associated with a hypothetical reference decoder (HRD) is estimated at an instant of removal of an access unit corresponding to a multimedia picture from the CPB for decoding the access unit. A number of bits for encoding the multimedia picture is allocated based on the estimated occupancy level of the CPB. The multimedia picture is encoded based on the allocated number of bits.

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


Method and apparatus for parallelizing context selection in video processing
Patent No. 10827188 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Vivienne Sze (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16155342 on 10/09/2018 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for parallel processing of at least two bins relating to at least one of a video and an image. The method includes determining scan type of at least a portion of the at least one of video and an image, analyzing neighboring position of a bin, removing dependencies of context selection based on the scan type and position of location being encoded in a transform, and performing parallel processing of that least two bins.

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


Set-top box with interactive portal and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10827203 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, , ZZ)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436341 on 06/10/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box includes a housing that secures a signal input, a signal output, a processor, a transceiver, and memory therein in an interconnected bus architecture. The set-top box receives a status signal via the transceiver from an amenity. The set-top box then generates an interactive portal that includes a status icon relating to the status signal and a management icon relating to commanding the amenity or initiating a service request.

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


Geolocationing system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10827219 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, , ZZ)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16661745 on 10/23/2019 (377 days app to issue)

Abstract: A geolocationing system and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment of the geolocationing system, a vertical and horizontal array of gateway devices is provided. Each gateway device includes a gateway device identification providing an accurately-known fixed location within the multi-space environment. Each gateway device includes a wireless transceiver that receives a beacon signal from a proximate wireless-enabled personal locator device. The gateway devices, in turn, send gateway signals to a server, which determines estimated location of the wireless-enabled personal locator device with transmitted signal strength modeling.

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


Geolocationing system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10827311 

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, , ZZ)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16662390 on 10/24/2019 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A geolocationing system and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment of the geolocationing system, a vertical and horizontal array of gateway devices is provided. Each gateway device includes a gateway device identification providing an accurately-known fixed location within the multi-space environment. Each gateway device includes a wireless transceiver that receives a beacon signal from a proximate wireless-enabled personal locator device. The gateway devices, in turn, send gateway signals to a server, which determines estimated location of the wireless-enabled personal locator device with time of arrival modeling.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitation of dynamic edge computations for 6G or other next generation network
Patent No. 10827329 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16802060 on 02/26/2020 (251 days app to issue)

Abstract: Peripheral devices such as wearables can link to mobile devices to access network elements. These peripheral devices can comprise a communication part and a processing part. Each of these parts, specially the processing part of the next item in a communication chain, can be multiple times larger and stronger than the previous linked item. For instance, the peripheral device can be connected to the mobile device which can be in line connected to an NodeB device. Because the processing power of mobile device can be several times stronger than the peripheral, a mobile edge computing platform and a multi-access application function facilitate sharing of processing power capabilities between the peripheral devices, mobile devices, and/or the NodeB devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method of environmental sensing through pilot signals in a spread spectrum wireless communication system
Patent No. 10827341 

Inventor(s): Tiejun Shan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): THE EUCLIDE 2012 INVESTMENT TRUST (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252257 on 01/18/2019 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of environmental sensing through pilot signals in a spread spectrum wireless communication system is provided with a plurality of wireless terminals. The plurality of wireless terminals includes a plurality of multi-input multi-output (MIMO) radars and at least one base station. The plurality of terminals broadcasts a beacon pilot signals containing a terminal-specific information and encoded with a corresponding identifier. Using the corresponding identifier, an arbitrary radar from the plurality of MIMO radars separates the beacon pilot signal from an ambient signal. More specifically, the arbitrary radar compares the ambient signal to the corresponding identifier of each wireless terminal to identify at least one origin terminal. Subsequently, the arbitrary radar extracts the terminal-specific information from the beacon pilot signal of the origin terminal. The terminal-specific information is used to exchange data between the plurality of wireless terminals for autonomous driving.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Phased array antenna system for fast beam searching
Patent No. 10827364 

Inventor(s): Ping Shi (San Diego, CA), Xiaoyin He (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896993 on 02/14/2018 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for beam searching. Beam searching includes forming an omnidirectional radiation pattern by a group of antenna elements including one antenna element from each of one or more phased array antennas. In response to detection of beams from a transmitter, searching for one antenna element in the group according to a combined signal strength of each antenna element in the group; and enabling a phased array antenna with the one antenna element to align with the beams.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Triggering selective fallback based on user subscription information
Patent No. 10827394 

Inventor(s): Subrata Mukherjee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16219400 on 12/13/2018 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes: obtaining a RAN preference indicator from an operator indicating whether to use the first RAN or a second RAN for a specified data flow type for a particular user device, wherein the RAN preference indicator is based on subscriber information associated with a user of the particular user device; determining whether to transmit the data flow via the first RAN or the second RAN based on the RAN preference indicator; causing the data flow to be transmitted via the first RAN according to a determination that the RAN preference indicator indicates that the specified data flow type should be transmitted via the first RAN; and causing the data flow to be transmitted via the second RAN according to a determination that the RAN preference indicator indicates that the specified data flow type should be transmitted via the second RAN.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Routing optimization based on historical network measures
Patent No. 10827413 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Railkar (Plano, TX), Mark D. Austin (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16155410 on 10/09/2018 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, a first plurality of health scores and a second plurality of health cores are calculated. The first plurality of health scores quantifies the health of a plurality of nodes in a telecommunication service provider network, where the plurality of nodes represents connectivity points in the network. The second plurality of health scores quantifies the health of a plurality of links connecting the plurality of nodes. A priority score is calculated that quantifies an importance of a traffic demand. A route over the plurality of nodes and the plurality of links is generated, based at least in part on the first plurality of health scores, the second plurality of health scores, and the priority score. The route delivers the traffic demand from a source to a destination in a manner that meets a need of the traffic demand without exceeding the need by more than the threshold.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Device, network, and method for wideband long-term evolution (LTE) uplink transmission
Patent No. 10827493 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259855 on 01/28/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for receiving wideband (WB) LTE uplink signals. A base station may signal a first frequency tone assignment to a first user equipment (UE), the first frequency tone assignment scheduling at least a first set of subcarriers allocated to the first UE, subcarriers in the first set of subcarriers being non-contiguous in the frequency domain. Subcarriers in the first set of subcarriers may be interleaved with subcarriers in a second set of subcarriers. The first UE may perform a first single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) uplink transmission over the first set of subcarriers. A second UE may perform a second SC-FDMA uplink transmission, the second SC-FDMA uplink transmission spanning the second set of subcarriers.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Techniques for providing proximity services (ProSe) priority-related information to a base station in a wireless network
Patent No. 10827501 

Inventor(s): Manivannan Thyagarajan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Brake Hughes Bellerman LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16079535 on 02/25/2016 (1713 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example technique is provided for receiving, by a base station in a wireless network, a priority map that indicates a mapping of a first set of priority classes for one or more radio bearers provided between the base station and a relay user device and a second set of priority classes for one or more proximity services (ProSe) sidelink logical channels provided between the relay user device and a remote user device, and allocating (or scheduling), by the base station based on the priority map, wireless resources to the relay user device to transmit data to the remote user device for one or more of the ProSe sidelink logical channels.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for controlling the distribution of antenna beams between an access network and a backhaul link based on network traffic conditions
Patent No. 10827506 

Inventor(s): Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16375123 on 04/04/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station may configure an access beam group to include one or more antenna beams for communicating with one or more user equipment (UE). The base station may configure a backhaul beam group to include one or more antenna beams for communicating with one or more other base stations. The base station may monitor network traffic associated with the access beam group and/or the backhaul beam group, and may determine that the network traffic satisfies a condition. The base station may modify the access beam group and/or the backhaul beam group to add or remove at least one antenna beam based on determining that the network traffic satisfies the condition.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network core software defined networking enabled onboarding of micro services for an advanced wireless communications system
Patent No. 10827537 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16207590 on 12/03/2018 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network core software defined networking (SDN) enabled onboarding of microservices in a 6G network is provided to enable a one-time registration of a device with a network. Rather than having a core network facilitates establishing communications channels every time a device attaches or connects to the mobile network, the SDN enabled onboarding system disclosed herein can onboard the device, authenticate the device, register the device with the network, and determine addressing for the device. When the device reconnects to the network, the device has already been onboarded, and so the device does not need to go through these steps again, but can rather immediately start communicating with desired network service.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitating automatic neighbor relationships for 5G or other next generation network
Patent No. 10827549 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16241388 on 01/07/2019 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: Additional attributes to 5[superscript]th [/superscript]generation (5G) neighbor cell relationships can be incorporated into a neighbor cell relationship table (NCRT). Messages between centralized units can support a hierarchical neighbor relation structure in a virtualized 5G radio access network (RAN). The additional attributes can improve the efficiency of 5G neighbor relation management via intra-centralized unit, inter-centralized unit, inter-radio access technology, and intra-radio access technology mobility management. 5G new radio (NR) long-term evolution (LTE) dual connectivity performance can also be improved by enabling the dual connectivity in the best suitable 5G NR cell.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Bio-dimming lighting system
Patent No. 10827579 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Goyanka (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems, LLC (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: MLO, a professional corp. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543232 on 08/16/2019 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: Lighting control systems are disclosed that have a plurality of current sensors and a microprocessor. A first current sensor in the plurality of current sensors measures a first current of a first LED channel, and a second current sensor measures a second current of a second LED channel. The microprocessor is configured to set a setpoint that defines a maximum current for a dimming profile of a lighting fixture, and control a biological light ratio according to the dimming profile. The ratio may be an M/P ratio of melanopic lux to photopic lux or an OPN5/OPN4 ratio of OPN5 lux to melanopic lux. The dimming profile correlates the ratio to a percentage of the maximum current.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Printed circuit boards for power supplies
Patent No. 10827602 

Inventor(s): Anjana Shyamsundar (McKinney, TX), Robert Joseph Roessler (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB Power Electronics Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806058 on 03/02/2020 (246 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least one embodiment of a power supply includes a printed circuit board formed from a plurality of double-sided laminates and a plurality of thermally conductive, electrically insulating pre-preg sheets interleaved with the plurality of double-sided laminates. Each double-sided laminate illustratively includes an electrically insulating core, a first patterned layer of electrically conductive material arranged on a first side of the electrically insulating core, and a second patterned layer of electrically conductive material arranged on a second side of the electrically insulating core opposite the first side. The printed circuit board illustratively further includes a thermally conductive, electrically insulating additive resin filling spaces between the electrically conductive material in both the first and second patterned layers of each of the plurality of double-sided laminates, such that the electrically conductive material and the additive resin together form planar surfaces that contact the plurality of pre-preg sheets.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


DESIGN PATENTS

Medical caddy device
Patent No. D900465 

Inventor(s): Liberty Harrington (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29688189 on 04/18/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D900487 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685521 on 03/28/2019 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Gas tank locating jig
Patent No. D900578 

Inventor(s): Mike Kordash (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29631881 on 01/03/2018 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Handicap placard display shade
Patent No. D900707 

Inventor(s): Anthony Brown (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29686238 on 04/03/2019 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Mounting clip
Patent No. D900790 

Inventor(s): Dony Dawson (Arlington, TX), Jeffrey R. Weilert (Arlington, TX), Stephen Savoie (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29691302 on 05/15/2019 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with icon
Patent No. D900872 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Terry (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29661966 on 08/31/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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