Dallas Invents: 143 Patents Granted for Week of Aug 31

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Digital Seat Media's system for digital record verification
•  Physmodo's method for human motion detection and tracking
•  Ted's Brain Science's trans-resveratrol topical medication for the treatment of pain
•  Ticket Trust's method to unlock digital content based on location-based parameters
•  Accenture's intelligent backup and recovery of cloud computing environment
•  BNSF's railroad virtual track block system
•  Global Tel*Link's personalized chatbots for inmates
•  Siemens Logistics' parcel sorting system and method
•  State Farms' systems for automatically predicting the repair costs of a damaged vehicle from images
•  Toyota's wheelchair
•  Verizon's targeted advertisement content presentation methods and systems

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 Aug. 31, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

143 patents granted    
Ranked No. 9
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 8
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 16
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 9
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 6
G: PHYSICS 51
H: ELECTRICITY 40
DESIGN: 9


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 20
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 7
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC) 6
ATT Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA) 3
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 3
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3
Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano) 3
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 3

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR

N/A


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Adjustable supporting device
Patent No. 11102957 

Inventor(s): Dede Jan Croy (Fort Worth, TX), Timothy Joseph Lee (Springfield, VA)
Assignee(s): MY FAVORITE GROOMER (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975772 on 05/10/2018 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: A supporting device having a curved support surface elevated above a base and angled with respect to the base, such as for the support of an animal. The support surface may be elevated above the base by an adjustable stanchion so that it can accommodate animals of different sizes. The angled support surface may be fixedly or pivotally attached to the stanchion so that it may accommodate the sloped abdomen of the animal. The support surface may be designed to have a small sagitta so that it provides unobstructed access to the sides of the animal being supported. The base may be designed and configured to have a dog-bone shaped outline. Other embodiments are described and shown.

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


Tray for temporary storage of catheters and other coiled surgical devices
Patent No. 11103325 

Inventor(s): Kimberly Ahn Hays (Dallas, TX), Sam S. Ahn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AHN Surgical Innovation LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Snyder, Clark, Lesch Chung, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16862652 on 04/30/2020 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage tray provides storage for multiple types of wires, catheters, and other instruments used during surgical procedures. The storage tray includes a base and a set of walls forming a basin that holds liquid. A wire containment section within the basin holds multiple coiled guidewires in a wire channel filled with the liquid. The wire containment section includes an inner wall and one or more wall segments forming an outer boundary of the wire channel. Flaps extend orthogonally from the walls and over portions of the wire channel to prevent the guidewire from springing out of the wire channel. A wire holder outside the wire channel holds end portions of the guidewires. Pulling an end portion of one of the coiled guidewires horizontally causes the guidewire to slide along the inner wall for separation and removal from the storage tray.

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


Intraocular lenses having open-loop haptic structures
Patent No. 11103343 

Inventor(s): Jian Liu (Keller, TX), Jonathan David McCann (Van Alstyne, TX), Stephen John Collins (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144378 on 09/27/2018 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic including an optic axis and an open-loop haptic structure coupled with the optic. The open-loop haptic structure includes a pair of open loops, the pair of open loops comprising a first open loop and a second open loop. At least a portion of the first open loop extends in a first angular direction. At least a portion of the second open loop extends in a second angular direction, the second angular direction being opposite the first angular direction.

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


Cosmetic compositions
Patent No. 11103445 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX), Lisha VanPelt (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546059 on 08/20/2019 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a method of exfoliating skin. The method can include topically applying an effective amount of a composition to skin in need thereof. The composition can include an alpha hydroxy acid, 4-tert-butylcyclohexanol, an aqueous extract of plankton comprising an exopolysacchride synthesized by [i]Vibo alginolyticus[/i], an aqueous extract of [i]Phragmites communis[/i], an aqueous extract of [i]Poria cocos[/i], and an aqueous extract of [i]Cucurbita pepo [/i](pumpkin) seed.

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


Trans-resveratrol topical medication for the treatment of pain and method of manufacture thereof
Patent No. 11103465 

Inventor(s): David H. Hitt, III (Dallas, TX), David H. Hitt, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Dennis I. Robbins (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Ted”s Brain Science, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112844 on 08/27/2018 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides a topical pain medication and a method of manufacturing and suing the same. In one embodiment, the medication includes: (1) enriched resveratrol having a concentration of trans-resveratrol therein that substantially exceeds the natural concentrations of trans-resveratrol in naturally occurring resveratrol, and (2) at least one inactive ingredient configured to mix with the resveratrol to form the topical medication. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) processing resveratrol to increase the concentration of trans-resveratrol therein and (2) mixing at least one inactive ingredient with the resveratrol to form the topical medication.

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


Method and device for enhancing the reduction of pathogens, allergens and odor-causing agents
Patent No. 11103611 

Inventor(s): Andrew Eide (Rockwall, TX), Joseph P. Urso (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DBG GROUP INVESTMENTS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16359195 on 03/20/2019 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus that help reduce and prevent infection by controlling and/or reducing the level of contaminants, which include pathogens, allergens and/or odor-causing agents including VOCs. Photocatalytic oxidation is performed in a high humidity environment so that hydrogen peroxide molecules are readily produced.

[A61L] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES (preservation of bodies or disinfecting characterised by the agent employed A01N; preserving, e.g. sterilising, food or foodstuffs A23; preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes A61K) [4]


Implantable intracranial pulse pressure modulator and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11103683 

Inventor(s): Frederick H. Sklar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16866350 on 05/04/2020 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: An implantable intracranial pulse pressure modulator for treating hydrocephalus in patients of all ages is disclosed as well as a system and method for use of the same. In one embodiment of the implantable intracranial pulse pressure modulator, two one-way valves are interposed in parallel, opposing orientations between a vestibule and a chamber. One of the one-way valves, in response to systole, provides fluid communication from the vestibule to the chamber such that a small aliquot of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is displaced from a cerebral ventricle into a ventricular catheter, thereby reducing intraventricular systolic pressure. The other one-way valve, in response to diastole, provides fluid communication from the chamber to the vestibule such that the same volume of CSF is reintroduced into a cerebral ventricle, thereby increasing intraventricular diastolic pressure. Together, both processes work synergistically to reduce intraventricular pulse pressure in order to treat hydrocephalus.

[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]


Model based PBS optimization for flash therapy treatment planning and oncology information system
Patent No. 11103727 

Inventor(s): Michael Matthew Folkerts (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Varian Medical Systems International AG (Cham, , CH), Varian Medical Systems Particle Therapy GmbH (Troisdorf, , DE), Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438174 on 06/11/2019 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system comprising a central processing unit (CPU), and memory coupled to the CPU and having stored therein instructions that, when executed by the computing system, cause the computing system to execute operations to generate a radiation treatment plan. The operations include accessing a minimum prescribed dose to be delivered into and across the target, determining a number of beams and directions of the beams, and determining a beam energy for each of the beams, wherein the number of beams, the directions of the beams, and the beam energy for each of the beams are determined such that the entire target receives the minimum prescribed dose. A quantitative time-dependent model-based charged particle pencil beam scanning optimization is then implemented for FLASH therapy.

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


 

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

Heat integrated separation system with active vapor control
Patent No. 11103804 

Inventor(s): Ian Buttridge (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): GTI SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL LLC (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16499199 on 03/28/2018 (1252 days app to issue)

Abstract: A separation system includes a column including a stripping section proximal to a lower end of the column, a rectifying section proximal to an upper end of the column, and an intermediate section disposed between the stripping section and the rectifying section. The intermediate section includes first and second vertical sides separated by a vertical wall. The column includes a feed port to receive a material stream to be separated. The separation system further includes a reboiler in fluid communication with the column. The reboiler provides vapor to the stripping section. The separation system also includes a condenser in fluid communication with the column. The condenser provides liquid to the rectifying section, the condenser to provide a distillate effluent stream. The separation system further includes an active vapor control to control the relative vapor flow rate to the first and second sections.

[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]


Magnetic separation of electrochemical cell materials
Patent No. 11103880 

Inventor(s): Joshua A. Montenegro (Dallas, TX), Timothy W. Ellis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RSR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16102247 on 08/13/2018 (1114 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process. The process includes forming a slurry comprising electrode active material particles of one or more lithium-ion electrochemical cells, magnetizing the electrode active material particles and separating the magnetized electrode active material particles from the slurry.

[B03C] MAGNETIC OR ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATION OF SOLID MATERIALS FROM SOLID MATERIALS OR FLUIDS; SEPARATION BY HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRIC FIELDS (filters making use of electricity or magnetism B01D 35/06; separating isotopes B01D 59/00; combinations of magnetic or electrostatic separation with separation of solids by other means B03B, B07B; separating sheets from piles B65H 3/00; magnets or magnet coils per se H01F) [5]


Parcel sorting system and method
Patent No. 11103896 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Carpenter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16789009 on 02/12/2020 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A parcel sorter system and method. A process performed by a parcel sorter system includes receiving sorting information of a first parcel. The process includes identifying a first destination pallet corresponding to the sorting information. The first destination pallet is associated with a first carousel and a first destination chute. The process includes transporting the first parcel toward the first destination chute. The process includes, while transporting the parcel toward the first destination chute, operating the first carousel to move the first destination pallet proximate to the first destination chute. The process includes delivering the first parcel at the first destination chute for placement on the first destination pallet.

[B07C] POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING (specially adapted for a specific purpose covered by another class, see the relevant place, e.g. A43D 33/06, B23Q 7/12)


Heat sink support structures in additive manufacturing
Patent No. 11103927 

Inventor(s): David Madeley (Lincolnshire, , GB), Erhan Arisoy (Princeton, NJ), Tsz Ling Elaine Tang (Plainsboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16636591 on 09/07/2017 (1454 days app to issue)

Abstract: Additive manufacturing methods and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving, by a data processing system, a three-dimensional (3D) model of a product to be manufactured by additive manufacturing. The method includes generating, by the data processing system, a time-based heat map of temperatures of the product during manufacture. The method includes identifying, by the data processing system, hot spots in the heat map where the temperature exceeds a first predetermined threshold. The method includes adding, by the data processing system, heatsink support structures to the 3D model at locations corresponding to the hot spots to produce a modified 3D model. The method includes storing, by the data processing system, the modified 3D model.

[B22F] WORKING METALLIC POWDER; MANUFACTURE OF ARTICLES FROM METALLIC POWDER; MAKING METALLIC POWDER (making alloys by powder metallurgy C22C); APPARATUS OR DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR METALLIC POWDER


System and method for natural tasking of one or more robots
Patent No. 11103994 

Inventor(s): Chu-Yin Chang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Teradyne, Inc. (North Reading, MA)
Law Firm: Holland Knight LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025544 on 07/02/2018 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a robotic system and method, which may include one or more robots. The system may include a robotic system having a maximum number of degrees of freedom. The system may further include a graphical user interface configured to receive a natural robot task having at least one natural workpiece constraint associated with the natural robot task. The system may also include a processor configured to identify a minimum number of degrees of freedom required to perform the natural robot task, wherein the minimum number of degrees of freedom is based upon, at least in part, the at least one natural workpiece constraint associated with the natural robot task.

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


Nape hair shaving device
Patent No. 11104021 

Inventor(s): Reid Simkovitz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Goldstein Law Offices, P.C. (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208746 on 12/04/2018 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nape hair shaving device for allowing a user to shave hair on a nape located behind the user”s neck, comprising an arcuate shaving bar and a plurality of razors projecting therefrom to form a curved shaving arc which conforms to the shape of the user”s neck. The user employs the shaving device by grasping the shaving device via a pair of grips with the arcuate shaving bar horizontally positioned therebetween, positioning the shaving arc above the nape, and making a shaving motion by drawing the shaving arc downwardly over the nape to cut the hair growing thereon. The arcuate shaving device is further flexible and is adapted to be bent inwardly or outwardly to selectively vary the size of the shaving arc. The plurality of razors are selectively detachable, allowing dulled razors to be removed and replaced.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Angled tie down anchors
Patent No. 11104260 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI), Matthew A. Jansma (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261040 on 01/29/2019 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bed for a vehicle can include tie down anchors that extend at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. As a result, the tie down anchors can match a loading direction of a strap or other securement device, thereby minimizing or avoiding bending moments on the tie down anchors. The bed can include a tie down flange provided at an interface between a transverse wall and a side wall of the bed. A recess being defined on an outer side of the bed at the location of the tie down flange. A tie down anchor operatively connected to the tie down flange.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Utilizing missed prediction
Patent No. 11104323 

Inventor(s): Benjamin M. Geller (Ann Arbor, MI), Geoffrey David Gaither (Brighton, MI), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16365529 on 03/26/2019 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a power source and a memory to store an event that is predicted to occur, an action to be performed by the power source to increase efficiency of the power source during the stored event, and a mis-prediction counter indicating a count of mis-predictions. The system further includes an ECU designed to predict that the stored event will occur and to control the power source to take the action when the stored event is predicted to occur. The ECU is further designed to update the mis-prediction counter and to adjust at least one of the stored event that is predicted to occur, the stored action to be performed by the power source, or a prediction horizon of the prediction when the mis-prediction counter reaches or exceeds a threshold quantity of mis-predictions to increase efficiency of the power source during a subsequent prediction of the stored event.

[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]


Railroad virtual track block system
Patent No. 11104361 

Inventor(s): Jerry Wade Specht (Lenexa, KS), Kent Robert Shue (Bonner Springs, KS), Mitchell Wayne Beard (Shawnee, KS), Ralph E. Young (Osawatomie, KS)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17247303 on 12/07/2020 (267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of railroad track control includes partitioning a physical track block into a plurality of virtual track blocks, the physical track block defined by first and second insulated joints disposed at corresponding first and second ends of a length of railroad track. The presence of an electrical circuit discontinuity in one of the plurality of virtual track blocks; is detected and in response a corresponding virtual track block position code indicating the presence of the discontinuity in the one of the plurality of virtual track blocks is generated.

[B61L] GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC (brakes or auxiliary equipment B61H, B61K; point or crossing construction E01B)


Rotor assembly and method of assembling same
Patent No. 11104414 

Inventor(s): George Matthew Thompson (Lewisville, TX), Jonathan Knoll (Burleson, TX), Paul Sherrill (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590223 on 10/01/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor assembly has a rotor hub having a unitary structure. The rotor assembly further includes a unitary crosshead having a first upper tab and a first lower tab located vertically below the first upper tab. The first upper tab and the first lower tab define a slot therebetween to accept a first pin of the first rotor blade. A second upper tab and a second lower tab located vertically below the second upper tab define a slot therebetween to accept a second pin of the second rotor blade. A first recess is provided between the first lower tab and the second lower tab so that the crosshead comprises no material directly between at least a portion of the first lower tab and the second lower tab along at least one straight path.

[B63H] MARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING (propulsion of air-cushion vehicles B60V 1/14; peculiar to submarines, other than nuclear propulsion, B63G; peculiar to torpedoes F42B 19/00)


Multimode powertrains for multi engine rotorcraft
Patent No. 11104430 

Inventor(s): Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Gilberto Morales (Arlington, TX), Ryan Thomas Ehinger (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16585891 on 09/27/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A powertrain for a rotorcraft includes first and second engines and a transmission system that includes a main rotor gearbox, a first freewheeling unit coupling the first engine to the main rotor gearbox and a second freewheeling unit coupling the second engine to the main rotor gearbox. The first freewheeling unit has a driving configuration and a bypass configuration. In a preflight configuration of the rotorcraft, the first engine provides power to at least one auxiliary component with the first freewheeling unit in the bypass configuration while the second engine provides power to the main rotor. In a flight configuration of the rotorcraft, the first engine provides power to the main rotor with the first freewheeling unit in the driving configuration while the second engine also provides power to the main rotor.

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


System and method for deployment and retrieval of parasite aircraft
Patent No. 11104439 

Inventor(s): Brett Rodney Zimmerman (Hurst, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Joseph Scott Drennan (Dallas, TX), Michael John Ryan (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161279 on 10/16/2018 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for deploying and retrieving a parasite aircraft includes a parasite aircraft with a dock and a carrier aircraft that includes a maneuverable capture device tethered to the carrier aircraft via a cable. The maneuverable capture device includes a plurality of rotors and is configured to dock in the dock of the parasite aircraft. A method of deploying a parasite aircraft includes positioning a parasite aircraft on a loading surface; positioning a carrier aircraft above the parasite aircraft; releasing, from the carrier aircraft, a maneuverable capture device comprising a plurality of rotors; securing the maneuverable capture device to a dock positioned on the parasite aircraft; lifting, via a cable secured at a first end to the carrier aircraft and at a second end to the maneuverable capture device, the parasite aircraft with the carrier aircraft; and releasing the parasite aircraft from the maneuverable capture device.

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


Line replaceable propulsion assemblies for aircraft
Patent No. 11104446 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154326 on 10/08/2018 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion assembly for an aircraft includes a nacelle having a rapid connection interface, at least one battery disposed within the nacelle, a speed controller coupled to the battery and a propulsion system coupled to the speed controller and the battery. The propulsion system includes an electric motor having an output drive and a rotor assembly having a plurality of rotor blades that are rotatable with the output drive of the electric motor in a rotational plane to generate thrust. The electric motor is operable to rotate responsive to power from the battery at a speed responsive to the speed controller. The rapid connection interface of the nacelle is couplable to a rapid connection interface of an airframe nacelle station to provide structural and electrical connections therebetween that are operable for rapid in-situ assembly.

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


Pocket holder and an easel
Patent No. 11104475 

Inventor(s): Stanley Ewing Greene (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Papalas PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16524148 on 07/28/2019 (765 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments describe a holder and an easel for holding and/or display one or more items. The holder and the easel are formed from a single piece of material.

[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


Bottle crown with opener assembly
Patent No. 11104492 

Inventor(s): Abe Frishman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): World Bottling Cap, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15456823 on 03/13/2017 (1632 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pull tab crown for a bottle or other container provides an opener secured to the top of the crown. The crown has an annular skirt with an annular edge. Score lines extend from the opener assembly to the skirt. One of the score lines is curvilinear and terminates at the annular edge. A second score line has a segment that extends from the opener assembly to an endpoint substantially spaced from the bottom annular edge of the skirt.

[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


Lightweight transport, storage, and delivery system
Patent No. 11104510 

Inventor(s): Kevin M. O”Neill (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Mark Brown, LLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696551 on 11/26/2019 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: Reusable, flexible, lightweight, low cost flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) for the delivery of granular proppant material for fracing that will allow the transport of higher weights of proppant, such as sand, per truck load. The invention includes a container made of a high strength, flexible material with a top opening for loading and deploying the proppant. The container can be lifted and deployed with a fork truck or crane. Alternatively, proprietary deployment systems, such as a conveyor system, can be used to quickly and efficiently deploy the proppant from the container at a desired site.

[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


 

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

System and method for automated control, feed, delivery verification, and inventory management of corrosion and scale treatment products for water systems
Patent No. 11104587 

Inventor(s): Cory J. Holder (Irving, TX), James Victor List (Irving, TX), Lyle H. Steimel (Flower Mound, TX), Marta Drewniak (Carrollton, TX), Scott M. Boyette (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908163 on 02/28/2018 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of controlling the treatment of water systems comprises multiple feeders for separately feeding treatment products, in the form of concentrated, non-hazardous, liquids with a single active ingredient, to a water system to treat various issues, such as corrosion and biofilms. A sensor verifies delivery of the treatment product to the water system. A controller controls activation of each feeder to control a feed rate according to programmed functions. The controller receives signals from sensors, which can be used as inputs in calculating feed rates or feeder activation times according to the programed functions and can alter treatment product feed rates based on real time data regarding water system chemistry or flow rates. The controller can send and receive data, signals, alerts, alarms or changes in programming to or from remote users, remote computers, or a water system controller.

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


Method for making 1,1,3,3-tetrachloropropene
Patent No. 11104627 

Inventor(s): Darrell G. Hollis (Conway Springs, KS), Derrek Rae Burrows (Wichita, KS), John L. Dawkins (Derby, KS), Keith S. Kramer (Andover, KS), Rodney L. Klausmeyer (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792468 on 02/17/2020 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for the manufacture of 1,1,3,3-tetrachloropropene, the process comprising dehydrochlorinating 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Organic and metallic aerogels, composition for the organic and metallic aerogels, and method for manufacturing the organic and metallic aerogels
Patent No. 11104764 

Inventor(s): Gitogo Churu (Dallas, TX), Hongbing Lu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Shiells Law Firm P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14681984 on 04/08/2015 (2337 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[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]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Column cap
Patent No. 11105085 

Inventor(s): Sam Thomas Hensen (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396610 on 04/26/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A column cap connector for mounting and securing a beam to a post of a building including a central web portion and upwardly extending walls disposed along longitudinal edges thereof, wherein a lower portion of the beam fits within the walls, downwardly extending legs formed from the seat and alternatively from the seat and the walls of the connector attach the connector to the post with projecting tabs attached to the seat to support the connector on the post.

[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)


Leveling clip and tile leveling device for use of same
Patent No. 11105102 

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: 17090584 on 11/05/2020 (299 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leveling clip and tile leveling device for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the leveling clip includes a body defining an opening that is configured to accept a wedge device thereat. Tapered legs extend from the body and join a base at a base to body coupling. The base extends to a front and a rear of the body. The base to body coupling includes a frangible breakaway section that is integral prior to frangible separation and the frangible breakaway section, upon breaking, frangibly separates the body from the base. The leveling clip may be used with the wedge device to install two, three, or four tiles.

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


Girder trolley
Patent No. 11105131 

Inventor(s): Matthew Garry (Toowoomba, , AU)
Assignee(s): OVERFLOW, LTD. (Weatherford, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16666123 on 10/28/2019 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device. The device includes a shaft having a longitudinal axis, a first end, and a second end. The device also includes a connector attached to the first end of the shaft. The device also includes a rod connected to the shaft. The rod comprises a third end and a fourth end. The third end is connected to the second end of the shaft. The rod is about parallel to the longitudinal axis. The device also includes a spring surrounding the rod. The spring is compressible or extendable along the longitudinal axis. The device also includes a stop connected to the rod at a position distal to the spring. The stop resists longitudinal compression or extension of the spring.

[E05D] HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS, OR WINGS (pivotal connections in general F16C 11/00)


System and method for processing a slurry
Patent No. 11105164 

Inventor(s): Terry Gordon Culver (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): FLOWBACK FLUIDS LLC (Bedford, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16693565 on 11/25/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for separating two or more materials, such as a solid from a liquid, or a solid from a slurry, are provided. An exemplary system and method for separating drill cuttings from drilling fluids are provided, as well as a system and method of processing such separated drill cuttings. In another implementation, a system and method is provided for separating gold (or another mineral, element, or solid) from a slurry or liquid that includes mining cuttings.

[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]


Tester valve below a production packer
Patent No. 11105179 

Inventor(s): Paul D. Ringgenberg (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16095294 on 05/10/2016 (1939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tester valve disposed below an isolation member in a test string may facilitate a shut-in drill stem test procedure. The positioning of the tester valve allows the tester valve to remain in a static location when the test string above the isolation member expands or contracts. The volume of a wellbore interval below the isolation member may remain constant and pressure readings over the duration of a shut-in DST test period may effectively be monitored. The tester valve is operatively associated with a communication unit that permits selective activation of the tester valve from across the isolation member, and in some example embodiments, an actuator for operating the tester valve is also is also operable to set the isolation member in 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]


Through tubing bridge plug having high expansion elastomer design
Patent No. 11105181 

Inventor(s): Bryan Powell (Van Alstyne, TX), Pramod Chamarthy (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuire Woods, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16485372 on 12/21/2018 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high expansion bridge plug comprising an elastomer element assembly and a control assembly for generating a compressive force against the elastomer element assembly. The elastomer element assembly comprises a first element stack and a second element stack with the first element stack comprising a first grouping of male and female elements and the second element stack comprising a second grouping of male and female elements. The compressive force generated causes the male element and the female element to expand and the female element to at least partially swallow the male element. The male and female elements can be conical shape, and an angle of a conical element can be between 5-25 degrees, and the length of the top female element is greater than the length of the middle or bottom male element.

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


Variable flow resistance system for use with a subterranean well
Patent No. 11105183 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX), Zahed Kabir (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16064974 on 11/18/2016 (1747 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable flow resistance system for use with a subterranean well includes a first flow path to receive a fluid, a flow rate sensor to measure a flow rate of the fluid received into the first flow path, and an actuator to control an inflow rate of the fluid received into the first flow path based upon the measured flow rate of the fluid.

[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]


Fluid delivery device for a hydraulic fracturing system
Patent No. 11105185 

Inventor(s): Connor Landrum (Burleson, TX), Gideon Nathaniel Junqueira Spencer (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey Haiderer (Fort Worth, TX), Justin Lane Poehls (Fort Worth, TX), Paul Steele (Midlothian, TX), Scott Alan Skurdalsvold (Mansfield, TX,
Assignee(s): S.P.M Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16119625 on 08/31/2018 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid delivery device for a hydraulic fracturing system includes a fluid conduit having a fracking fluid outlet configured to be fluidly connected to a well head for delivering a fracking fluid to the well head. The fluid conduit includes a base fluid inlet configured to be fluidly connected to the outlet of a frac pump such that the fluid conduit is configured to receive a flow of base fluid from the frac pump. An injection system is fluidly connected to the fluid conduit downstream from the base fluid inlet and upstream from the fracking fluid outlet. The injection system is configured to be fluidly connected to a material source. The injection system is configured to inject at least one material of the fracking fluid from the material source into the fluid conduit downstream from the frac pump to generate the fracking fluid within the fluid conduit.

[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]


Unibody bypass plunger and valve cage
Patent No. 11105189 

Inventor(s): Garrett S. Boyd (Godley, TX), Mitchell A. Boyd (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): FLOWCO PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361651 on 03/22/2019 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bypass plunger combines a unitary or one-piece hollow body-and-valve cage, retains a dart valve within the valve cage portion of the hollow body using a threaded retaining nut secured by crimple detents. A series of helical grooves surround the central portion of the outer surface of the hollow body of the plunger to control spin during descent. A canted-coil-spring disposed within the retaining nut functions as a clutch. The valve cage includes ports that may be configured to control flow through the plunger during ascent. Other embodiments include clutch assemblies using canted-coil springs with split bobbins, and valve stems surfaced to achieve specific functions. Combinations of these features provide enhanced performance, durability and reliability at reduced manufacturing cost, due primarily to the simplicity of its design.

[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

 

Vehicle liquid monitoring system and method
Patent No. 11105231 

Inventor(s): Cory A. Matheson (Celina, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX), Zachery C. Lake (The Colony, 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: 16204426 on 11/29/2018 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle liquid testing system includes a liquid testing apparatus with a form factor of a dipstick. The system includes a sensor that detects a property of a fluid in a vehicle and emits a signal indicative of the property. A transmitter receives the signal from the sensor and transmits the signal. A controller receives the signal from the transmitter and compares the signal from the sensor to a threshold level to determine a condition of the fluid.

[F01M] LUBRICATING OF MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; LUBRICATING INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES; CRANKCASE VENTILATING [2]


Systems and methods for regulating performance characteristics of an exhaust system with a tri-modal valve
Patent No. 11105233 

Inventor(s): Stephen E. Freeman (McKinney, TX), Tyler J. Kass (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262523 on 01/30/2019 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for regulating performance characteristics of a vehicle includes an engine configured to output an exhaust gas. The system further comprises an emissions system in fluid communication with the engine, the emissions system configured to clean the exhaust gas. The system further comprises a valve system in fluid communication with the emissions system, the valve system configured to regulate a flow of the exhaust gas. The valve system comprises a vane movable between a forward open position, a closed position, and a rear open position. The valve system further comprises a biasing member configured to bias the vane in the forward open position. The valve system further comprises a bypass channel configured to provide a bypass flow path for the exhaust gas to control a backpressure on the vane.

[F01N] GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES (arrangements in connection with gas exhaust of propulsion units in vehicles B60K 13/00; combustion-air intake silencers specially adapted for, or arranged on, internal-combustion engines F02M 35/00; protecting against, or damping, noise in general G10K 11/16)


Suction cover assembly for reciprocating pumps
Patent No. 11105328 

Inventor(s): Joseph Byrne (Hudson Oaks, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16115507 on 08/28/2018 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A suction cover assembly for a reciprocating pump includes a suction cover nut having a nut face and a thread configured to threadably connect the suction cover nut to a fluid cylinder of the reciprocating pump. The suction cover assembly includes a suction cover having a cover face. The suction cover is configured to be held by the fluid cylinder such that the cover face opposes the nut face of the suction cover nut. The suction cover includes first and second seals having a leakage trap defined therebetween. The leakage trap is configured to trap leakage pressure during operation of the reciprocating pump. The suction cover includes at least one leakage channel that is configured to channel the leakage pressure from the leakage trap to an interface between the cover face and the nut face.

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


Fluid exchange devices and related systems, and methods
Patent No. 11105345 

Inventor(s): A.K. Necioglu (Macungie, PA), Nathan Terwilliger (Bethlehem, PA), Scott Judge (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Phillips Winchester (Local + 28 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17033307 on 09/25/2020 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and systems for exchanging properties between at least two fluid streams and related methods may include a valve device comprising a valve actuator configured to move at variable rates in order to selectively fill and empty at least one tank. Devices for exchanging properties between at least two fluid streams may include a valve device comprising offset openings positioned along a path of a valve actuator. The offset openings may be configured to selectively and gradually place an inlet in communication with at least one tank.

[F04F] PUMPING OF FLUID BY DIRECT CONTACT OF ANOTHER FLUID OR BY USING INERTIA OF FLUID TO BE PUMPED (containers or packages with special means for dispensing liquid or semi-liquid contents by internal gaseous pressure B65D 83/14); SIPHONS [2]


Rotor assembly bearing with centrifugal clutch mechanism
Patent No. 11105381 

Inventor(s): Mike F. Kaiser (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): AKTIEBOLAGET SKF (Gothenburg, , SE)
Law Firm: J-TEK Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781092 on 02/04/2020 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bearing assembly is for movably coupling a first member having a centerline and displaceable about a rotation axis perpendicular to the centerline and a second member displaceable about the centerline and/or another axis perpendicular to the centerline. The bearing assembly includes a laminated bearing having an inner axial end coupled with the second member and an outer axial end spaced from the inner end along the first member centerline and coupleable with the first member. A clutch mechanism releasably couples the bearing outer axial end with the first member when the first member angularly displaces about the rotation axis. The clutch mechanism preferably has a first portion connected with the bearing outer axial end, a second portion coupled with the first member and engageable with the first portion to couple the two members, and a biasing member spaces apart the two clutch portions when the first member is non-rotational.

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


Valve seats, valve assemblies, and related methods
Patent No. 11105428 

Inventor(s): Paul Simon Warbey (Horsham, , GB)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16883750 on 05/26/2020 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: Valve seats may include an insert and a housing. The insert may comprise a first material and the housing may comprise a second material. The second material of the housing may exhibit a hardness that is greater than a hardness of the first material of the insert. Valve assemblies and related method may include valve seats.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Method and apparatus for anosmia prognostic screening
Patent No. 11103178 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Avrio Genetics (Allentown, PA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17183948 on 02/24/2021 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: An access system has a scanner that scans a unique identifier to access a location. A display receives an input. An automated dispenser dispenses at least one scent on each hand of an individual responsive to a control signal. A processor controls access to the location. A memory stores a set of instructions that configures the processor to receive the unique identifier from the scanner, actuate the automated dispenser to dispense the at least one scent responsive to receipt of the unique identifier, receive the response input based on the scents detected by the individual of the at least one scent, determine a passing result or a failing result responsive to the received response input and an expected response based on the dispensed at least one scent, enable access to the location responsive to a passing result and deny access to the controlled access location responsive to a failing result.

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


Measurement system
Patent No. 11105609 

Inventor(s): Mark Stephens (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449635 on 06/24/2019 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for measuring. The system has at least one rail with a downstream end and an upstream end. There is a deflector at a downstream end which is used in conjunction with a measurement laser which is coupled to a shuttle. The shuttle is moveable relative to the rail. The shuttle also has a sight for zeroing in on the item to be measured.

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


Piezo-electric sensor reset
Patent No. 11105676 

Inventor(s): Brian Elies (Plano, TX), Krishnasawamy Nagaraj (Plano, TX), Michael Zwerg (Dallas, TX), Steven C. Bartling (Dallas, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Plano, TX), Wei-Yan Shih (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191430 on 11/14/2018 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, each node between adjacent capacitive elements of a stack of series-coupled capacitive elements is biased during a reset mode, where each of the capacitive elements includes piezoelectric material. A strain-induced voltage is generated across each of the capacitive elements. Each of the strain-induced voltages is combined to generate a piezoelectric-responsive output signal during a sensing mode at a time different from the time of the reset mode.

[G01H] MEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES [4]


Spectroscopy cavity with digital activation of millimeter wave molecular headspace
Patent No. 11105681 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Simon Joshua Jacobs (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16203536 on 11/28/2018 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: Millimeter wave energy is provided to a spectroscopy cavity of a spectroscopy device that contains interrogation molecules. The microwave energy is received after it traverses the spectroscopy cavity. The amount of interrogation molecules in the spectroscopy cavity is adjusted by activating a precursor material in one or more sub-cavities coupled to the spectroscopy cavity by a diffusion path to increase the amount of interrogation molecules or by activating the getter material in one or more sub-cavities coupled to the spectroscopy cavity by a diffusion path to decrease the amount of interrogation molecules.

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


System and method for detecting biofilm growth in water systems
Patent No. 11105730 

Inventor(s): Adrian J. Denvir (Richardson, TX), David Vela (Irving, TX), Matthew C. Holloway (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16797249 on 02/21/2020 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for monitoring or detecting a level of biofilm growth in a fluid system and controlling operating parameters of the fluid system based a measured level of growth. The monitoring system and method comprises a dye injection system for periodically injecting dye into a portion of fluid from the fluid system, passing the portion of fluid though a narrow lumen tube to achieve laminar flow and using a light source and optical sensor to detect a transmission or emission indicating a level of biofilm growth in the tube corresponding to a level of growth on components in the fluid system. Information based upon the measurements or calculations made by the monitoring system may be used to manually or automatically alter various operating parameters to control the fluid system and aid in maintaining stable operation of the fluid system within preferred specifications.

[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)


Systems and methods for detecting properties relating to building components
Patent No. 11105735 

Inventor(s): Brian F. Shipley (Plano, 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: 16795300 on 02/19/2020 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure include at least one building component detection sensor device configured to be deployed within (or proximate to) a building comprised of a plurality of building components. The at least one building component detection sensor device is configured to detect data relating to at least one building component of the plurality of building components. In addition, a building component property determination system includes a processor configured to execute instructions stored in memory to determine one or more properties of the at least one building component based at least in part on the data detected by the at least one building component detection sensor device.

[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)


X-ray detecting panel for multi signal detection and X-ray detector thereof
Patent No. 11105755 

Inventor(s): Seung Ik Jun (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BIOSENSTECH INC (Yongin, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453787 on 06/26/2019 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: An X-ray detecting panel for multi signal detection and an X-ray detector thereof are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, the X-ray detecting panel for multi signal detection may include a plurality of unit pixels, the unit pixel including: a photodiode for generating an electrical signal by radiated light; and a thin film transistor for processing the electrical signal generated in the photodiode, wherein the unit pixel may include at least two photodiodes or at least two thin film transistors. In accordance with the present embodiment, a plurality of photodiodes is provided in the unit pixel in a single X-ray detector, thus it is possible that an X-ray image is output using a signal output from each photodiode, and multi signals are detected using the single X-ray detector.

[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)


System and method for measuring turns ratio of a transformer
Patent No. 11105838 

Inventor(s): Kristopher Neild (Lansdale, PA), Oleh Iwanusiw (Toronto, , CA), Vince Oppedisano (Richmond Hill, , CA)
Assignee(s): AVO Multi-Amp Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16254292 on 01/22/2019 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: A turns ratio meter may be connected to each phase of each set of windings. The excitation voltage used in testing is a DC square wave. The excitation voltage is relatively low, between 1 and 48 volts. The step down and step up testing is performed several times with different voltages and/or frequencies. Excitation losses of the transformer are determined based upon the multiple step down and step up tests. The step down and step up testing can be performed without reconfiguring the test leads on the transformer. The testing is performed on a single phase of the transformer or all three phases of the transformer simultaneously. The turns ratio of the transformer is accurately determined using the results of the step down and step up testing and the calculated excitation losses.

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


Method and circuitry for open load detection
Patent No. 11105842 

Inventor(s): GuangYao Zhou (Shanghai, , CN), JianQuan Liao (Shanghai, , CN), Yongyi Wu (Shanghai, , CN), Yuqing Yang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16150581 on 10/03/2018 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a method of determining whether there is an open load fault in a test circuit includes closing a first switch to couple an input voltage to a first LC filter in which a first capacitor is coupled to a ground, the first LC filter coupled to a first terminal coupled to the test circuit; and closing a second switch to couple the input voltage to a second LC filter in which a second capacitor is coupled to the ground, the second LC filter coupled to a second terminal coupled to the test circuit. After the LC filters charge to the input voltage, the second switch is opened, and the second capacitor is discharged across a discharge resistor for a specified discharge time. The voltage across the discharge resistor falling below a reference voltage indicates that there is an open load fault in the test circuit.

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


Apparatus having signal chain lock step for high integrity functional safety applications
Patent No. 11105845 

Inventor(s): Ashish Arvind Vanjari (Bangalore, , IN), Jeffrey Earl Stafford (Ada, MI), Prasanth Viswanathan Pillai (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847093 on 04/13/2020 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) chip for providing a safety-critical value includes first and second processing paths. The first processing path includes a first processing element and is coupled to receive a first input signal on a first input pin and to provide a first output signal that provides the safety-critical value on an output pin. The second processing path includes a second processing element and is coupled to receive a second input signal and to provide a second output signal. The first processing path and the second processing path are independent of each other. A smart comparator on the IC chip receives the first output signal and the second output signal and initiates a remedial action responsive to a difference between the first output signal and the second output signal reaching a configurable threshold.

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


Test compression in a JTAG daisy-chain environment
Patent No. 11105852 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16825434 on 03/20/2020 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for controlling a device”s TCA circuit when the device exists in a JTAG daisy-chain arrangement with other devices. The methods and apparatuses allow the TCA test pattern set used during device manufacturing to be reused when the device is placed in a JTAG daisy-chain arrangement with other devices, such as in a customers system using the device. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.

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


Optical distance measurement system using solid state beam steering
Patent No. 11106030 

Inventor(s): David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Nirmal C. Warke (Saratoga, CA), Rick Oden (McKinney, TX), Stephen Aldridge Shaw (Plano, TX), Terry Alan Bartlett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15592884 on 05/11/2017 (1573 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical distance measuring system includes a first transmitter, a first solid state device, and a receiver. The first transmitter is configured to generate a first optical waveform. The first solid state device is configured to receive the first optical waveform and steer the first optical waveform toward a target object. The receiver is configured to receive the first optical waveform reflected off of the first target object and determine a distance to the first target object based on a time of flight from the transmitter to the first target object and back to the receiver.

[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]


Temporary polar patches
Patent No. 11106057 

Inventor(s): Elliot French (Dallas, TX), Haifeng Shan (Dallas, TX), Hao-Wen Chiu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16343160 on 10/19/2016 (1777 days app to issue)

Abstract: Optical polymeric sheets with specific ranges of optical retardation, elastic modulus, and Shore A hardness were used to construct flexible polar patches. The polar patches conform to non-polarizing lenses of various diopter bases and provide polarizing efficiency that is comparable to regular polarizing lenses.

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


System and method for surface steerable drilling to provide formation mechanical analysis
Patent No. 11106185 

Inventor(s): Teddy Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MOTIVE DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14733448 on 06/08/2015 (2276 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for determining geological formation characteristics involves driving a bottom hole assembly (BHA) in a borehole. At least one mechanical drilling parameter generated is detected responsive to operation of the BHA in the borehole. At least one geological formation characteristic is identified responsive to the detected at least one mechanical drilling parameter. The identified at least one geological formation characteristic is provided to a surface steerable drilling system. Operation of the surface steerable drilling system is controlled responsive to the at least one geological formation characteristic.

[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)


Apparatuses and methods for data transfer from sensing circuitry to a controller
Patent No. 11106389 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16043959 on 07/24/2018 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes data transfer in a memory device from sensing circuitry to controller. An example apparatus includes a controller coupled to a memory device. The controller is configured to execute a command to transfer data from a latch component to a register file in the controller. The memory device includes an array of memory cells and the latch component is coupled to rows of the array via a plurality of columns of the memory cells. The latch component includes a latch selectably coupled to each of the columns and configured to implement the command to transfer the data. The memory device includes a data line to couple the latch component to the register file to transfer the data. The controller is configured to couple to the data line and the register file to perform a write operation on the transferred data to the register file in the controller.

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


Method and apparatus for vector sorting
Patent No. 11106462 

Inventor(s): Mujibur Rahman (Plano, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16589118 on 09/30/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for sorting of a vector in a processor is provided that includes performing, by the processor in response to a vector sort instruction, sorting of values stored in lanes of the vector to generate a sorted vector, wherein the values are sorted in an order indicated by the vector sort instruction, and storing the sorted vector in a storage location.

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


System and method for addressing data in memory
Patent No. 11106463 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16421920 on 05/24/2019 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital signal processor having a CPU with a program counter register and, optionally, an event context stack pointer register for saving and restoring the event handler context when higher priority event preempts a lower priority event handler. The CPU is configured to use a minimized set of addressing modes that includes using the event context stack pointer register and program counter register to compute an address for storing data in memory. The CPU may also eliminate post-decrement, pre-increment and post-decrement addressing and rely only on post-increment addressing.

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


Configuration system and method for individual hierarchally modeled sub-systems of an integrated computing system
Patent No. 11106473 

Inventor(s): Daniel J. Butzer (McKinney, TX), Darrell J. Dillon (Plano, TX), Kenneth R. Anderson (Prosper, TX), Mark S. Tuck (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16547121 on 08/21/2019 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated computing system configuration system includes a computer-based system that when executed, receives component definitions associated with physical components that are to be configured in a portion of a first sub-system of a first customized integrated computing system. Using the received component definitions, the system generates the first sub-system definition, which can be combined with a second sub-system definition to form a first integrated computing system. The system may also combine the first sub-system definition with another second sub-system definitions to form a second customized integrated computing system definition that is different from the first customized integrated computing system definition.

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


Workflow service for a cloud foundry platform
Patent No. 11106492 

Inventor(s): Karunanithi Shanmugam (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Ryan, Mason Lewis, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965015 on 04/27/2018 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: A workflow service is provided on a cloud-based platform, such as a cloud foundry platform. An exemplary method comprises: providing a workflow service in a cloud-based platform, wherein the workflow service comprises a workflow executor service; obtaining, by the workflow service, a workflow configuration file specifying a sequence of tasks for execution by the workflow service; processing the workflow configuration file using the workflow executor service to create a workflow instance; initiating a given task from the workflow instance for execution by a task executor that publishes a status and/or any outputs of the given task as an event to an event source; monitoring the event source, using an event listener, to obtain the status and/or the outputs of the given task; and identifying a next task in the sequence based on the status of the given task.

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


Resolving technology issues
Patent No. 11106524 

Inventor(s): Rachel Elizabeth Csabi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178131 on 11/01/2018 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media including instructions for resolving technology issues is described. One of the methods includes receiving, by at least one processor, a session record of user producing a technical error on a computer system. The method includes providing, by the at least one processor, the session record for resolution to a processing system. The method also includes providing, by the at least one processor, a potential solution to the technical error.

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


Shadow caches for level 2 cache controller
Patent No. 11106583 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882202 on 05/22/2020 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus including a CPU core and a L1 cache subsystem coupled to the CPU core. The L1 cache subsystem includes a L1 main cache, a L1 victim cache, and a L1 controller. The apparatus includes a L2 cache subsystem coupled to the L1 cache subsystem. The L2 cache subsystem includes a L2 main cache, a shadow L1 main cache, a shadow L1 victim cache, and a L2 controller. The L2 controller receives an indication from the L1 controller that a cache line A is being relocated from the L1 main cache to the L1 victim cache; in response to the indication, update the shadow L1 main cache to reflect that the cache line A is no longer located in the L1 main cache; and in response to the indication, update the shadow L1 victim cache to reflect that the cache line A is located in the L1 victim cache.

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


Hardware coherence for memory controller
Patent No. 11106584 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882216 on 05/22/2020 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a non-coherent component; a coherent, non-caching component; a coherent, caching component; and a level two (L2) cache subsystem coupled to the non-coherent component, the coherent, non-caching component, and the coherent, caching component. The L2 cache subsystem includes a L2 cache; a shadow level one (L1) main cache; a shadow L1 victim cache; and a L2 controller. The L2 controller is configured to receive and process a first transaction from the non-coherent component; receive and process a second transaction from the coherent, non-caching component; and receive and process a third transaction from the coherent, caching component.

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


Streaming engine with separately selectable element and group duplication
Patent No. 11106591 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16666740 on 10/29/2019 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. An element duplication unit optionally duplicates data element an instruction specified number of times. A vector masking unit limits data elements received from the element duplication unit to least significant bits within an instruction specified vector length. If the vector length is less than a stream head register size, the vector masking unit stores all 0”s in excess lanes of the stream head register (group duplication disabled) or stores duplicate copies of the least significant bits in excess lanes of the stream head register.

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


Microprocessor architecture having alternative memory access paths
Patent No. 11106592 

Inventor(s): Steven J. Wallach (Dallas, TX), Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15596649 on 05/16/2017 (1568 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method which employ two memory access paths: 1) a cache-access path in which block data is fetched from main memory for loading to a cache, and 2) a direct-access path in which individually-addressed data is fetched from main memory. The system may comprise one or more processor cores that utilize the cache-access path for accessing data. The system may further comprise at least one heterogeneous functional unit that is operable to utilize the direct-access path for accessing data. In certain embodiments, the one or more processor cores, cache, and the at least one heterogeneous functional unit may be included on a common semiconductor die (e.g., as part of an integrated circuit). Embodiments of the present invention enable improved system performance by selectively employing the cache-access path for certain instructions while selectively employing the direct-access path for other instructions.

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


Virtualized multicore systems with extended instruction heterogeneity
Patent No. 11106623 

Inventor(s): Russell C. McKown (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780990 on 02/04/2020 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system on a chip may include a plurality of data plane processor cores sharing a common instruction set architecture. At least one of the data plane processor cores is specialized to perform a particular function via extensions to the otherwise common instruction set architecture. Such systems on a chip may have reduced physical complexity, cost, and time-to-market, and may provide improvements in core utilization and reductions in system power consumption.

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


Method and system for a distributing computing platform
Patent No. 11106629 

Inventor(s): Da Qi Ren (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023654 on 06/29/2018 (1159 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for a distributing and computing platform are provided that generates a mapping between each of a plurality of applications and a plurality of application storage formats, wherein each application has a mapping to at least one application storage format; stores the mapping of the application and the application storage format in the name node; obtains a data node storage format information for each of the plurality of data nodes; stores the data node storage format information for each of the plurality of data nodes in the name node; and stores data generated by at least one of the plurality of applications in at least one data node based on the mapping information stored in the name node. Through the above embodiment, the distributing and computing platform may store the data in the data node with the storage format which is proper for the application.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for performing metadata-driven data collection
Patent No. 11106639 

Inventor(s): Bayi Peng (Plano, TX), Xiaohong Fu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15369241 on 12/05/2016 (1730 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for performing metadata-driven data collection are disclosed. In some examples, a method includes receiving a request for system status data for components of a distributed computing system while the distributed computing system is in operation. The request includes metadata specifying a data collection sequence for collecting component-level system status data. The components include compute components, network components, and storage components. The method includes obtaining, using the metadata, the component-level system status data by querying protocol-based data collectors in an order, one after the other, as specified by the data collection sequence specified by the metadata. The method includes assembling the component-level system status data into assembled status data and storing the assembled status data in memory and/or a repository.

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


Method and system for digital record verification
Patent No. 11106753 

Inventor(s): Cameron Fowler (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Sullivan (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Digital Seat Media, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Vos-IP, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17302233 on 04/27/2021 (126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed that enable a mobile device to use an encoded tag to initiate and maintain communications with at least one remote server. The encoded tag is positioned to identify a point of interest, and in response to using the mobile device to scan the encoded tag, communications regarding the point of interest may be initiated. A single encoded tag may be used to obtain and update recorded information about the point of interest, to notify others about an issue related to the point of interest, to log into the system, and to wait to be alerted about an issue related to the point of interest. If an issue relating to a point of interest has been reported, the system and method may monitor the reported issue to ensure that an action has been taken to address the reported issue.

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


Utilizing orchestration and augmented vulnerability triage for software security testing
Patent No. 11106801 

Inventor(s): Dalton Harris (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17136942 on 12/29/2020 (245 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive contextual data, computational data, experiential data, and industry data associated with software code, and may receive detected vulnerabilities data identified by a scanning model based on the software code and software code metadata of the computational data. The device may process the contextual data, the computational data, and the experiential data, with a contextual identification model, to determine a set of rules and a set of actions, and may enrich, via an enrichment model, the industry data with the experiential data to generate enriched industry data. The device may process the software code metadata, the detected vulnerabilities data, and the enriched industry data, with a correlation model, to generate analysis data, and may process the analysis data and the set of rules, with a security model, to confirm security issues associated with the software code. The device may perform one of the set of actions based on the security issues.

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


System and method to unlock digital content based on location-based parameters
Patent No. 11106806 

Inventor(s): Michael Lyons (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Ticket Trust LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Evergreen Valley Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17142113 on 01/05/2021 (238 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital security system and method for unlocking digital content, comprising: receiving, from a user device, an activity data associated with assessing of at least a portion of digital content by a user, wherein the activity data is provided as at least one user input by at least one application operating on at least one user device associated with the user and, wherein the digital content is linked to predetermined location-based locking or unlocking parameters; response to the received user input, storing, by the processor, information about the user activity data and the electronic data correlated with the predetermined location-based locking or unlocking parameters in a profile associated with an account of the user; identifying, by the processor, whether the user device is in compliance with the predetermined location-based locking or unlocking parameters; determining, by the processor, if the electronic content related to the activity data linked to the user account is currently locked; and responsive to determination, applying, by the processor, the predetermined location-based locking or unlocking parameters to unlock and render the electronic content for being accessible to the user via the user device.

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


Diagnostic resolution enhancement with reversible scan chains
Patent No. 11106848 

Inventor(s): Jakub Janicki (Poznan, , PL), Manish Sharma (Wilsonville, OR), Szczepan Urban (Gowarzewo, , PL), Wu-Tung Cheng (Lake Oswego, OR), Yu Huang (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003138 on 08/26/2020 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application discloses a computing system implementing an automatic test pattern generation tool can generate test patterns to apply to a reversible scan chain in an integrated circuit. The reversible scan chain can be configured to serially load and unload the test patterns in multiple directions to generate test responses. The computing system can implement a defect diagnosis tool to detect a presence of a suspected defect associated with the reversible scan chain based on the test responses, identify which of the multiple directions used to load and unload the test patterns corresponds to the suspected defect in the reversible scan chain based on the test responses, and determine a portion of the integrated circuit to inspect for a manufacturing fault corresponding to the suspected defect based, at least in part, on the identification of which of the multiple directions corresponds to the suspected defect in the reversible scan chain.

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


Methods and systems for automatically predicting the repair costs of a damaged vehicle from images
Patent No. 11106926 

Inventor(s): He Yang (The Colony, TX), Marigona Bokshi-Drotar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17081656 on 10/27/2020 (308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for automatically predicting the labor, hours, and parts costs for repair of a vehicle includes receiving one or more images of the vehicle from a policyholder. A damage assessment model is accessed. The damage assessment model corresponds to features of vehicle damage based on a plurality of damaged vehicle images contained in an image training database. The damage assessment model is compared to the images of the vehicle and vehicle damage is identified based on the images. In addition, in response to identifying the vehicle damage, total labor costs, total parts costs, and total hours for repair of the vehicle are predicted based on the associated total labor costs, total parts costs, and total hours for repair data contained in the historical claims database.

[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 driver identification leveraging telematics data
Patent No. 11106969 

Inventor(s): Peter J. Arterburn (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Reza Sarbakhsh (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15409817 on 01/19/2017 (1685 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for identifying a driver of a vehicle. Measurement values representing the movement of a vehicle are received from one or more sensors measuring features relating to the movement of the vehicle. Instantaneous dimensions for measuring driver identification are defined. For each dimension statistical features within a given time frame are calculated and a feature map is built, including the time frame and the statistical features. A set of driving features is extracted from the feature map. The set of extracted driving features is compared with previously extracted sets of driving features to create a set of similarity metrics between two drivers. A classification model is trained based on the similarity metrics and is used with the similarity metrics to determine whether data pertaining to a new trip segment should be associated with a known or unknown driver.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a triangle lattice correlithm object generator in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11107003 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16381842 on 04/11/2019 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a triangle lattice correlithm object generator includes multiple processing stages that operate together to output a triangle lattice correlithm object. A triangle lattice correlithm object has a generally triangular shape and is formed by a first sub-lattice correlithm object, a second sub-lattice correlithm object that is some number of bits away from the first sub-lattice correlithm object in n-dimensional space, and a third sub-lattice correlithm object that is some number of bits away from the second sub-lattice correlithm object in n-dimensional space.

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


Visualization, exploration and shaping conversation data for artificial intelligence-based automated interlocutor training
Patent No. 11107006 

Inventor(s): Jonathan E. Eisenzopf (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): discourse.ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16868169 on 05/06/2020 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for visualizing, exploring and shaping conversational data within a corpus for selective export to train an artificial intelligence-based interlocutor platform, which includes selecting, according to user inputs, a plurality of the conversations for generation of an interactive radial space-filling sunburst-style diagram; responsive to user navigation controls, revising the sunburst diagram to allow provide selection, filtering and modification of the of the text-based interlocutory conversations; and, according to user export controls, formatting and saving at least a portion of the selected and filtered plurality of text-based interlocutory conversations into training data for an artificial intelligence-based automated interlocutor platform.

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


Role-based access control with building information data model for managing building resources
Patent No. 11107022 

Inventor(s): Amit Mawkin (Dallas, TX), Chandra Dhandapani (Dallas, TX), Kranthi Dandamudi (Dallas, TX), Sandeep Dave (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CBRE, INC. (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP US (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16549589 on 08/23/2019 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method managing information about building resources is disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, a method for providing data to an end user application is disclosed. A method may include identifying a data model representing information about building resources for tenants and investors in various locations, updating information in the data model, and providing the updated information to a client device for use in an application that provides information about building resources.

[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]


Genetic smartjobs scheduling engine
Patent No. 11107024 

Inventor(s): Christine Koski (Dallas, TX), Stephen Cook (Albuquerque, NM)
Assignee(s): NMETRIC, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871611 on 01/15/2018 (1324 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method for handling a plurality of heuristics for task selection in a genetic algorithm, a task scheduling engine generates a population of tasks associated with an overall objective, identifies multiple jobs associated with an overall objective, compiles the multiple jobs into a genome, and assigns one or more tasks to each job of the multiple jobs. The task scheduling engine also assigns a task heuristic byte defining multiple task heuristics that can be applied to the each job of the genome, randomly assigns a task heuristic from the multiple task heuristics to the each job, and determines a value score for the genome.

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


Vehicle fleet control systems and methods
Patent No. 11107031 

Inventor(s): Michael Alan Dupre (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc. (Miami, FL)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15184965 on 06/16/2016 (1902 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for control of a vehicle fleet system are provided. The vehicle fleet system may include a dedicated carrier fleet having dedicated carrier vehicles operated by a dedicated fleet control system. The dedicated fleet control system may be in communication with a common carrier control system of a common carrier fleet and may operate to assign various shipments among the dedicated carrier vehicles and the common carrier fleet. In particular, the dedicated fleet control system may selectively assign the one or more shipments to the dedicated fleet or the common carrier fleet based on dedicated carrier constraints and common carrier constraints. The selective assignment may be based, in part, on a cost model that includes or excludes fixed costs for the dedicated carrier fleet.

[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]


Erasable reusable check
Patent No. 11107064 

Inventor(s): Jay Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16211440 on 12/06/2018 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for an erasable reusable check are provided. The method may include receiving in a card reader a microchip embedded in a check. The method may also include extracting from the microchip data identifying a payor name, a payor address, a bank account number of a payor bank account a routing number of the payor bank account, and pixelated data. The method may further include transforming the pixelated data into written text and creating an Image Replacement Document (”IRD”) of the check. The IRD may include the payor name, the payor address, the bank account number, the routing number, and the written text.

[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]


Systems and methods for real-time application configuration for NFC transactions
Patent No. 11107067 

Inventor(s): Tuan Dao (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979727 on 05/15/2018 (1204 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods real-time application configuration for NFC transactions using a secure-element based wallet are disclosed. In one embodiment, in an information processing device comprising at least one computer processor, a method for application configuration for NFC transactions may include: (1) a computer application executed by the information processing device receiving a selection of a provisioned financial instrument and a payment feature; (2) the computer application identifying a directory entry for the provisioned financial instrument having the selected payment feature; and (3) the computer application modifying an application priority indicator in the identified directory entry.

[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]


Inline authorization structuring for activity data transmission
Patent No. 11107068 

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: 15692032 on 08/31/2017 (1461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for providing inline authorization structuring for activity data transmissions. In particular, the invention provides a secure platform for transmission of activity data associated with an electronic activity and performance of the electronic activity at a recipient system based on inserting an encoded authorization instruction into inline activity data. The encoded authorization instruction comprises a processing instruction required for processing an associated activity data string. The invention provides a novel method for encoding authorization instructions associated with activity data strings. Another aspect of the invention is directed to constructing an inline activity data set configured for secure transmission to a recipient system, for performing an electronic activity associated with the inline activity data set at the recipient system.

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


Targeted advertisement content presentation methods and systems
Patent No. 11107122 

Inventor(s): Anthony M. Lemus (Irving, TX), Brian F. Roberts (Dallas, TX), Donald H. Relyea (Dallas, TX), Japan A. Mehta (Coppell, TX), Kishore Tallapaneni (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon and Patent Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13195820 on 08/01/2011 (3683 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content presentation system detecting a presentation of a media content instance by way of a primary media content access device, determining that a secondary media content access device is located within a detection zone associated with the primary media content access device during a time period associated with the presentation of the media content instance, selecting, in accordance with a course correction heuristic, advertisement content related to the media content instance and configured to target a user of the secondary media content access device, and presenting the advertisement content to the user by way of the secondary media content access device during the presentation of the media content instance by the primary media content access device. Corresponding methods and systems are also 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]


Systems and methods for self-serve marketing pages with multi-armed bandit
Patent No. 11107133 

Inventor(s): Anil Konduru (Plano, TX), Gunjan Patel (Frisco, TX), Kirankumar Kulkarni (McKinney, TX), Patrick Manion (Frisco, TX), Ranganathan Mohan (Frisco, TX), Savio Joseph Darivemula (Plano, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16391299 on 04/23/2019 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for online advertising. The system may include at least one memory unit for storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a plurality of creatives for a webpage published to a viewer and resulting in a viewer experience; measuring, based on the viewer experience, a result including conversion rates for a plurality of variants of the webpage; determining confidence intervals in association with the conversion rates; dynamically comparing the received creatives, the conversion rates, and the determined confidence intervals of the variants; automatically analyzing, based on the comparison, the variants to select a winning webpage, the winning webpage exceeding a computed threshold; and automatically adjusting online traffic such that the selected winning webpage is displayed more frequently than other webpages.

[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]


Apparatus and method for detail enhancement in super-resolution imaging using mobile electronic device
Patent No. 11107191 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278567 on 02/18/2019 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining multiple image frames of a scene using at least one camera of an electronic device and processing the multiple image frames to generate a higher-resolution image of the scene. Processing the multiple image frames includes generating an initial estimate of the scene based on the multiple image frames. Processing the multiple image frames also includes, in each of multiple iterations, (i) generating a current estimate of the scene based on the image frames and a prior estimate of the scene and (ii) regularizing the generated current estimate of the scene. The regularized current estimate of the scene from one iteration represents the prior estimate of the scene in a subsequent iteration. The iterations continue until the estimates of the scene converge on the higher-resolution image of the scene.

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


Techniques for convolutional neural network-based multi-exposure fusion of multiple image frames and for deblurring multiple image frames
Patent No. 11107205 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), Ibrahim Pekkucuksen (Plano, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Ruiwen Zhen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278512 on 02/18/2019 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining multiple image frames of a scene using at least one camera of an electronic device. The method also includes using a convolutional neural network to generate blending maps associated with the image frames. The blending maps contain or are based on both a measure of motion in the image frames and a measure of how well exposed different portions of the image frames are. The method further includes generating a final image of the scene using at least some of the image frames and at least some of the blending maps. The final image of the scene may be generated by blending the at least some of the image frames using the at least some of the blending maps, and the final image of the scene may include image details that are lost in at least one of the image frames due to over-exposure or under-exposure.

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


Object re-identification during image tracking
Patent No. 11107226 

Inventor(s): Crystal Maung (Dallas, TX), Madan Mohan Chinnam (Irving, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664219 on 10/25/2019 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes sensors and a tracking subsystem. The subsystem tracks first and second objects in a space. Following a collision event between the first and second object, a top-view image of the first object is received from a first sensor. Based on the top-view image, a first descriptor is determined for the first object. The first descriptor is associated with an observable characteristic of the first object. If criteria are not satisfied for distinguishing the first object from the second object based on the first descriptor, a third descriptor is determined for the first object. The third descriptor is generated by an artificial neural network configured to identify objects in top-view images. The tracking subsystem uses the third descriptor to assign an identifier to the first object.

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


Systems and methods for locating objects
Patent No. 11107233 

Inventor(s): Michael Saied Saniei (Fort Worth, TX), Siva Prasad Vysyaraju (Keller, TX), Xiaoyan Si (Kirkland, WA)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540867 on 08/14/2019 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image generated by a camera associated with a vehicle. The image includes a point of interest (POI) associated with a physical object. The method also includes determining a number of pixels from the POI of the image to an edge of the image. The edge of the image represents a location of the camera. The method further includes determining an offset distance from the POI to a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit associated with the vehicle using the number of pixels.

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


Transport dangerous driving reporting
Patent No. 11107355 

Inventor(s): Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr. (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16705217 on 12/05/2019 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of identifying a dangerous driving situation, capturing first media by a vehicle involved in the dangerous driving situation, establishing a geofence based on a distance associated with the dangerous driving situation, and capturing second media by one or more other vehicles within the geofence.

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


Program disturb improvements in multi-tier memory devices including improved non-data conductive gate implementation
Patent No. 11107540 

Inventor(s): Dengtao Zhao (Los Gatos, CA), Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16791253 on 02/14/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for reducing program disturb of memory cells which are formed in a NAND string extending in a lower tier and an upper tier of a stack, the lower tier including a first plurality of memory cells and the upper tier including a second plurality of memory cells, wherein each memory cell of the first and second pluralities of memory cells is connected to a respective word line. The NAND string includes a joint region formed of a dielectric material and disposed between the lower tier and the upper tier of the stack; a first non-data memory cell adjacent to and below the joint region; a second non-data memory cell adjacent to and above the joint region; and a conductive gate connected to the first non-data memory cell and the second non-data memory cell.

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


System and method for a digital consumer medical wallet and storehouse
Patent No. 11107585 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16137204 on 09/20/2018 (1076 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are provided for collection and testing of a biologic sample. The system and method comprise collecting by a user of a testing device a biologic sample for use with the testing device, assigning correlative values as test results, and receiving the test results at a server disposed on a network. Some aspects further include presenting advertisements and other messages to users through a mobile application operating on a mobile device. These aspects take into account the results of the self-diagnostic test and present different advertisements to the user based on the results of the test.

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


Intrusion detection using robust singular value decomposition
Patent No. 11108795 

Inventor(s): Johan Muedsam (Plano, TX), Melissa Lee (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15989512 on 05/25/2018 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for detecting anomalous streaming network traffic data in real time includes: creating an anomaly detection model including a singular value matrix and a data pattern matrix from a matrix of historical network traffic data; storing the singular value matrix and the data pattern matrix of the anomaly detection model; receiving streaming network traffic data; performing a log transform on the streaming network traffic data; applying the anomaly detection model to a matrix of the streaming network traffic data in real time as the streaming network traffic data is received; detecting anomalous patterns in the streaming network traffic data based on patterns identified by the anomaly detection model; and associating the anomalous patterns in the streaming network traffic data with IP addresses.

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


Encryption-based security protection for processors
Patent No. RE048716 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Edward Tangkwai Ma (Plano, TX), Stephen N. Grider (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: North Weber Baugh LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16029263 on 07/06/2018 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and arrangements enable increased security for a processor, including by implementing block encryption. The block may include multiple instructions and/or operations to be executed by the processor. The block may also include multiple bytes that are read into the processor byte by byte. Once a block-wide encrypted buffer has been filled from an external memory source, the block may be decrypted using an encryption algorithm (e.g., the Data Encryption Standard (DES), the triple DES, etc.), and the decrypted block may be forwarded to a decrypted buffer. The decrypted block may thereafter be moved into a cache, which may optionally be organized into an equivalent block width (e.g., for each way of a multi-way cache). Therefore, when a processing core/instruction decoder needs a new instruction, it may retrieve one from the cache, directly from the decrypted buffer, or from external memory (e.g., after undergoing decryption). Patent Class: N/A


 

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System and method for human motion detection and tracking
Patent No. 11103748 

Inventor(s): Longbo Kong (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Physmodo, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17260477 on 03/05/2020 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for human motion detection and tracking ([b]10[/b]) are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical sensing instrument ([b]16[/b]) monitors a stage ([b]24[/b]). A memory ([b]182[/b]) is accessible to a processor ([b]180[/b]) and communicatively coupled to the optical sensing instrument ([b]16[/b]). The system ([b]10[/b]) captures a depth frame ([b]150[/b]) from the optical sensing instrument ([b]16[/b]). The depth frame ([b]150[/b]) is converted into a designated depth frame format ([b]152[/b]), which includes at each image element second coordinate values relative to the depth frame ([b]150[/b]). Probability distribution models are applied to the designated depth frame format ([b]152[/b]) to identify a respective plurality of body parts. The position of each of the respective plurality of body parts in the designated depth frame format ([b]152[/b]) is calculated as is the position of each of the respective plurality of body parts in the depth frame ([b]150[/b]).

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


High speed multi moduli CMOS clock divider
Patent No. 11106236 

Inventor(s): Robert Callaghan Taft (Munich, , DE), Vineethraj Rajappan Nair (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16935240 on 07/22/2020 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic circuit which is a high speed CMOS logic circuit to divide the frequency of an input signal is provided. The electronic circuit comprises a ring oscillator. The ring oscillator comprises a plurality of gated inverters. At least one of the gated inverters is configured to receive an oscillating signal and a control signal at two complementary inputs. The electronic circuit is configured to be partially gated such that a divide ratio is selectable. By means of clock partial gating, open loop clock buffering and avoiding slow combinatory logic in the data path, a very high speed multi-moduli clock divider is achieved.

[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]


Helper software developer kit for native device hybrid applications
Patent No. 11106476 

Inventor(s): Anthony Kim (Dallas, TX), Vincent Hesener (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCATION (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Loeb Loeb, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210864 on 12/05/2018 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A helper SDK embedded in a native application performs local operations on behalf of a web application affiliated with the helper SDK. The helper SDK may perform security functions such as fingerprint or face biometric verifications as well as access device-specific hardware such as a camera or secure memory. The web application may use an 0Auth technique for access and refresh tokens. In a transaction system, when a user is confirmed via the security function, order details are passed to the web application with a refresh token and ciphertext confirmation data is returned to the native application for completion of the transaction.

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


Controlling access to datasets described in a cryptographically signed record
Patent No. 11106812 

Inventor(s): Joshua Whitney (Richardson, TX), Martin Patrick McEnroe (Plano, TX), Rhonda Green (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16407427 on 05/09/2019 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a dataset exchange environment in which datasets are available for exchange or transformation, a dataset validation platform may be configured to update a cryptographically signed record based on each dataset that is available via the data exchange environment. The dataset validation platform may be further configured to control access to the datasets based on whether a request to access a particular dataset is compliant with an availability requirement of the particular dataset. The dataset validation platform may be further configured to update the cryptographically signed record based on requests to access the datasets, transformations that are based on the datasets, or modifications to the availability requirement of the datasets, such as a modification to a privacy limitation or other availability requirement indicating a criteria for usage of the requested dataset.

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


Method and system of sharing product data in a collaborative environment
Patent No. 11107037 

Inventor(s): Pankaj Marothiya (Pune, , IN), Ravi Rajagopal (Troy, MI)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213008 on 12/07/2018 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for sharing product data in a collaborative environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes establishing a session for sharing product data between a source device and a target device. The method includes adaptively generating one or more payload files corresponding to the product data based on payload processing information. The payload processing information includes number of payload files waiting to be processed at the target device. Moreover, the method includes sending the one or more payload files to the target device over the product data sharing session such that the product data is reproduced at the target device using the payload files.

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


Ferroelectric memory devices containing a two-dimensional charge carrier gas channel and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11107516 

Inventor(s): Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16798686 on 02/24/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ferroelectric memory device includes a two-dimensional electron gas channel, a gate electrode, and a ferroelectric element located between the gate electrode and the two-dimensional electron gas channel.

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


Method for high aspect ratio photoresist removal in pure reducing plasma
Patent No. 11107693 

Inventor(s): James Paris (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Beijing E-Town Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. (Beijing, , ZZ), Mattson Technology, Inc. (Fremont, CA)
Law Firm: Dority Manning. P. A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587439 on 09/30/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for removing photoresist, an oxidation layer, or both from a semiconductor substrate is disclosed. The method includes placing a substrate in a processing chamber, the processing chamber separate from a plasma chamber for generating a non-oxidizing plasma to be used in treating the substrate; generating a first non-oxidizing plasma from a first reactant gas and a first carrier gas in the plasma chamber, wherein the first non-oxidizing plasma comprises from about 10% to about 40% of the first reactant gas, wherein the first reactant gas has a flow rate of from about 100 standard cubic centimeters per minute to about 15,000 standard cubic centimeters per minute, and wherein the first carrier gas has a flow rate of from about 500 standard cubic centimeters per minute to about 20,000 standard cubic centimeters per minute; and treating the substrate by exposing the substrate to the first non-oxidizing plasma in the processing chamber.

[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]


Electrostatic discharge protection circuit
Patent No. 11107806 

Inventor(s): Krishna Praveen Mysore Rajagopal (Santa Clara, CA), Mariano Dissegna (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16393850 on 04/24/2019 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include an integrated circuit includes a protected node and a first transistor having a source coupled to the protected node, a gate and a drain coupled to a ground, wherein the first transistor is a MOSFET transistor. The integrated circuit also includes a second transistor having a first current handling terminal coupled to the protected node, a second current handling terminal coupled to the ground and a control terminal coupled to a reference potential, where the second transistor is configured to be off when a first voltage on the control terminal of the second transistor is less than a second voltage on the first current handling terminal of the second transistor.

[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]


Device isolator with reduced parasitic capacitance
Patent No. 11107883 

Inventor(s): Anant Shankar Kamath (Plano, TX), Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), John Kenneth Arch (Richardson, TX), Raja Selvaraj (Bangalore, , IN), Thomas D. Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228817 on 12/21/2018 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: Isolator structures for an integrated circuit with reduced effective parasitic capacitance. Disclosed embodiments include an isolator structure with parallel conductive elements forming a capacitor or inductive transformer, overlying a semiconductor structure including a well region of a first conductivity type formed within an tank region of a second conductivity type. The tank region is surrounded by doped regions and a buried doped layer of the first conductivity type, forming a plurality of diodes in series to the substrate. The junction capacitances of the series diodes have the effect of reducing the parasitic capacitance apparent at the isolator.

[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]


Charge storage memory device including ferroelectric layer between control gate electrode layers and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11107901 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Jiahui Yuan (Fremont, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jos, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16374330 on 04/03/2019 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a channel, a control gate electrode, and at least one charge storage element located between the channel and the control gate electrode. The control gate electrode includes a first electrically conductive layer, a second electrically conductive layer and a ferroelectric material layer located between the first electrically conductive layer and the second electrically conductive layer.

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


Antenna and attachment method for rechargeable implantable medical device
Patent No. 11108140 

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Crawford (Carrollton, TX), James T. Dean (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Pacesetter, Inc. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16686676 on 11/18/2019 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for an implantable medical device (IMD) comprising a device housing having electronic components therein, a feedthrough assembly joined to the device housing, an antenna assembly, and a header body mounted to the device housing and enclosing the antenna assembly and feedthrough assembly. The antenna assembly including an inner conductor, a dielectric material, and an outer conductor arranged to form a coaxial structure.

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


Selected-parameter adaptive switching for power converters
Patent No. 11108327 

Inventor(s): Hrishikesh Nene (Katy, TX), Subrahmanya Bharathi Akondy (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427694 on 02/08/2017 (1665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A selected-parameter adaptively switched power conversion system, for example, includes a counter for determining a period of an output oscillation a power supply switch, where the output oscillation starts when an output current generated by stored power of the power supply coil decays substantially to zero. An event generator for generating a switching delay event in response to the determined output oscillation period and generates a switching delay event in response to a determination of a phase of the output oscillation.

[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]


Control circuit for passive braking for DC motor
Patent No. 11108345 

Inventor(s): Arun Tej Vemuri (Dallas, TX), Ashish Ojha (Bangalore, , IN), Chinmay Jain (Bangalore, , IN), Clark Douglas Kinnaird (Richardson, TX), Nicholas James Oborny (Plano, TX), Priyank Anand (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16828757 on 03/24/2020 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control circuit includes a first high-side transistor coupled between a voltage supply terminal and the first terminal of a DC motor and a second high-side transistor coupled between the voltage supply terminal and the second terminal of the DC motor. The control circuit includes a first low-side transistor coupled between a ground terminal and the first terminal of the DC motor and a second low-side transistor coupled between the ground terminal and the second terminal of the DC motor. The control circuit includes a first pull-up resistor coupled between the voltage supply terminal and a gate terminal of the first low-side transistor and a second pull-up resistor coupled between the voltage supply terminal and a gate terminal of the second low-side transistor. The pull-up resistors apply bias currents to turn ON the first and second low-side transistors to provide a conductive path to brake the DC motor.

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


Bandwidth configurable signal server
Patent No. 11108381 

Inventor(s): Bradley R. Alford (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. (Nashua, NH)
Law Firm: Finch Maloney PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425234 on 05/29/2019 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital signal processor is designed to channelize an input signal, and includes a channelizer circuit and a plurality of tuning modules. The channelizer circuit is designed to receive an input signal having a first bandwidth and to channelize the input signal into a first set of channels each having a bandwidth smaller than the first bandwidth as a first output signal and to channelize the input signal into a second set of channels having a bandwidth smaller than the first bandwidth as a second output signal. The plurality of tuning modules are designed to receive one or more channels from the first output signal or the second output signal and to further downsample the one or more channels to a user-defined bandwidth at a user-defined center frequency. Each of the plurality of tuning modules include a plurality of FIR filter blocks and a memory having a plurality of FIR filter coefficients.

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


Adaptive gate drivers and related methods and systems
Patent No. 11108389 

Inventor(s): Adam Lee Shook (Carrollton, TX), Xiong Li (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17020608 on 09/14/2020 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a gate driver, a comparator input is adapted to be coupled through a resistor and a diode to a first transistor. A latch input is coupled to a comparator output. A second transistor has a first control terminal and a first output terminal. The first output terminal is adapted to be coupled to a control terminal of the first transistor. A third transistor is smaller than the second transistor. The third transistor has a second control terminal and a second output terminal. The second output terminal is adapted to be coupled to the control terminal of the first transistor. Control logic has a logic input and first and second logic outputs. The logic input is coupled to a latch output. The first logic output is coupled to the first control terminal. The second logic output is coupled to the second control terminal.

[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]


Galvanically isolated switch system
Patent No. 11108391 

Inventor(s): Ross E. Teggatz (The Colony, TX), Wayne T. Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694301 on 11/25/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A galvanically isolated switch system and method comprising a plurality of switches having at least one terminal in series electrical connection, at least one control input electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of switches, wherein the at least one control input is isolated from direct current voltages and at least one passive component connected across the plurality of switches.

[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]


Lane bonding in passive optical networks (PONs)
Patent No. 11108465 

Inventor(s): Jianhe Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Xuming Wu (Wuhan, , CN), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16917401 on 06/30/2020 (427 days app to issue)

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

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods for terminal-specific beamforming adaptation for advanced wireless systems
Patent No. 11108473 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Jin Cao (Richardson, TX), Joonyoung Cho (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16270437 on 02/07/2019 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises providing an indicia to instruct placement of the UE in a beam training condition, in response to identifying placement of the UE in the beam training condition, performing a beam codebook training including identifying beam usage rate statistics, and generating a beam codebook for a beam generation of an antenna array of the UE for the beam training condition based on the identified beam usage rate statistics, the beam codebook including a UE-specific sub-codebook.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for design of NR-SS burst set
Patent No. 11108487 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16730885 on 12/30/2019 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), at least one physical broadcasting channel (PBCH) symbol containing resource elements (REs) mapped for at least one demodulation reference signal (DMRS) sequence over a downlink channel; and determining DMRS REs included in the at least one PBCH symbol, wherein a synchronization signal (SS) block hypotheses is carried in the at least one DMRS sequence that is mapped into the DMRS REs, and wherein the SS block hypotheses includes at least full or partial SS block indices.

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


Clock data recovery
Patent No. 11108538 

Inventor(s): Chen-Lun Yen (Santa Clara, CA), Ramsin Michael Ziazadeh (San Jose, CA), Xin Liu (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17000498 on 08/24/2020 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and a frequency divider. The frequency divider input is coupled to the VCO output. The circuit further includes a phase-frequency detector (PFD). A control output of the PFD is coupled to the VCO. A first PFD input is coupled to a first frequency divider output, and a second PFD input is coupled to a second frequency divider output. The first frequency divider output is configured to provide a first frequency divider signal and the second frequency divider output is configured to provide a second frequency divider signal 90 degrees out of phase with respect to the first frequency divider signal. The PFD is configured to detect an occurrence of at least two edges of a signal on the data input while the second frequency divider signal is continuously logic high across the at least two edges.

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


Re-deployable elastic framework
Patent No. 11108654 

Inventor(s): Manu 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: 16511975 on 07/15/2019 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates generally to an improved application structure that allows for layered governance of different or competing functions within a micro application services framework. A segmented layering allows both a horizontal array and a vertical array to build a three dimensional mesh application structure to support multiple services. Each service is supported by base and foundation layers that may be technology agnostic and allow for adaptation according to technological progression or policy evolvement without the need to alter the core micro application services framework. The collection of the framework and supporting layers can be encapsulated into nodes, and a collection of nodes can be grouped into a container hub. Nodes may draw learned behaviors from other nodes, and can isolate themselves when necessary.

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


Data management system and method
Patent No. 11108674 

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: 16175077 on 10/30/2018 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to electronic computer implemented methods of data communication. The method may include via a computer-based originating data communication network, receiving a smart data payload including an originating node attribute, an injectable tracking attribute and at least one data element associated with a computer readable record; electronically processing the smart data payload including the ID attribute, the injectable tracking attribute and the at least one data element associated; electronically extracting the injectable tracking attribute to determine a network location and electronically transmitting a data element associated with injectable tracking attribute to the originating data communication network for storage in a computer readable database.

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


Intelligent delivery of data packets within a network transmission path based on time intervals
Patent No. 11108685 

Inventor(s): Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX), Saritha Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454763 on 06/27/2019 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Intelligent delivery/transmission of data within a secure transmission path of a distributed computing network. A plurality of logical switches are disposed throughout a secure transmission path between a source and target. A controller is configured to control a timing for delivery and/or routing of the data packets to the target apparatus by activating and deactivating the logical switches. In addition, activation of two or more switches provides for isolating data, such that, inline processing (e.g., security checks or the like) can be performed on the data.

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


Personalized chatbots for inmates
Patent No. 11108708 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15174231 on 06/06/2016 (1912 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system for providing a positive communication to an inmate is provided. The communication system includes memory that stores data, and an application server that that analyzes that data to determine topics that are important to the inmate. The application server includes a topic rating system to rate the topics based on importance to the inmate and based on an emotional tone used by the inmate during a communication. When the application server receives a question from the inmate, the application server searches the data and the Internet and responds based on the answer and the data stored in memory. The application server also provides support to the inmate by suggesting counseling services according to the needs of the inmate. Further, the communication system provides a positive influence to the inmate to encourage educational progression.

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


Sending a cryptogram to a POS while disconnected from a network
Patent No. 11108746 

Inventor(s): Curtis Watson (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988606 on 05/24/2018 (1195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is configured for detecting a point of sale, receiving a personal identification number (PIN), generating a PIN based key using a message digest of the PIN, decrypting a data encryption key (DEK) using the PIN based key, and generating a DEK based dynamic key using the PIN based key. The system may also decrypt a session key using the DEK based dynamic key, generate a cryptogram from the session key, and send the cryptogram to the point of sale.

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


System, method and apparatus for increasing website relevance while protecting privacy
Patent No. 11108775 

Inventor(s): Douglas Peckover (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Your Command, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16398194 on 04/29/2019 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for increasing relevance of a content provided to a visitor by a content provider by providing one or more server computers and at least one data storage communicably coupled to the one or more server computers, receiving at least a portion of a visitor token and at least a portion of a content provider token at the one or more server computers from a content provider device, determining whether a release of an anonymous unfilled demand for the visitor is authorized based on the visitor token, the content provider token and one or more preferences stored in the at least one data storage, and sending at least a portion of the anonymous unfilled demand for the visitor to the content provider device when the release is authorized.

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


Global internet of things (IOT) quality of service (QOS) realization through collaborative edge gateways
Patent No. 11108849 

Inventor(s): Vinay Kundaje (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208227 on 12/03/2018 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: Global Internet of things (IoT) quality of service (QoS) is provided through self-forming, self-healing, and/or collaborative edge IoT gateways. Moreover, global IoT services are provided by logically extending cellular networks with roaming partners to backhaul, track, and/or manage the globally deployed edge IoT gateways. In one aspect, real-time QoS and/or monitoring capabilities for the global IoT services can be provided through a communication between the edge IoT gateways and an edge gateway controller deployed within a cloud. The edge IoT gateways form a structured mesh network to coordinate workload execution under control of the edge gateway controller, which can facilitate a highly efficient QoS and/or SLA management for mobile IoT sensors, to provide a secure monitoring and/or diagnostic capability for the global IoT services.

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


Intelligent backup and recovery of cloud computing environment
Patent No. 11108859 

Inventor(s): Abdul Rahman Zafar (Plano, TX), Praveen Jadhav (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Crowell Moring LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16119351 on 08/31/2018 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud control and management circuitry may provide both static rule based and intelligent dynamic backups of a cloud computing environment. The cloud control and management circuitry may monitor the operating status of the cloud computing environment, perform additional analytics on the monitored status, and provide an intelligent policy that is responsive to various levels of the computing entities of the cloud computing environment, and causes automatic backup to prevent unrecoverable and potentially unexpected failures. The cloud control and management circuitry further provide a uniform interface for automatically and intelligently controlling and predicting backup of the computing environment based on disparate cloud computing platforms.

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


System and method for dynamically configuring a handshake protocol
Patent No. 11108869 

Inventor(s): Qin Ye (Plano, TX), Robert W. Peterson (Plano, TX), Thomas T. Wheeler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16890915 on 06/02/2020 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: In order to enable a dynamic handshake procedure, a device may be configured with a list of handshake contributors. Contributors with connection handshake properties may be added to the contributor list. To perform handshake, the contributor list is processed to extract the connection handshake properties of each contributor to the handshake. Handlers for handling the connection handshake properties may also be dynamically added and invoked when a handshake is received.

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


WLAN device with preamble decode-based receive suspend during undesired packets
Patent No. 11108899 

Inventor(s): Matan Yacobi (Karmey Yosef, , IL), Oren Aharon Shani (Kfar Saba, , IL)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16784784 on 02/07/2020 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A WLAN device includes a processor implementing a MAC layer and a PHY layer which is coupled to a transceiver including a receive (Rx) chain and a transmit (Tx) chain that is coupled to an antenna. A preamble decode-based receive suspend algorithm has software stored in a memory that is implemented by the processor or by hardware including digital logic. The algorithm responsive to receiving a packet including a Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) header, a MAC header, and data, is for analyzing a length field in the PLCP header to determine whether the packet is an undesignated packet and whether there is sufficient time remaining for implementing a turning off and then back on of an analog portion of the Rx chain to avoid missing a next packet. If the undesignated packet and sufficient time are present, the analog portion of the Rx chain is turned off.

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


Display with increased pixel count
Patent No. 11109004 

Inventor(s): Terry Alan Bartlett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16050599 on 07/31/2018 (1127 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example projector includes: a first light source to provide first light; and a second light source to provide second light. A spatial light modulator produces: first modulated light by modulating the first light; and second modulated light by modulating the second light. An image direction device directs: the first modulated light to project a first image having a first pixel position; and the second modulated light to project a second image having a second pixel position.

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


Carriage of PCC in ISOBMFF for flexible combination
Patent No. 11109012 

Inventor(s): Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590108 on 10/01/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device, non-transitory computer readable medium and a method for point cloud compression (PCC) is provided. The method includes receiving a PCC stream; mapping the PCC stream to a plurality of video ISO base media file format (ISOBMFF) streams; generating a ISOBMFF elementary stream including configuration information indicating a logical grouping of the plurality of video ISOBMFF streams into the PCC stream; and transmitting the ISOBMFF elementary stream and the plurality of video ISOBMFF streams to a client device.

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


Image decoder, image decoding method, image encoder, and image encode method
Patent No. 11109037 

Inventor(s): Takeshi Tsukuba (Sakai, , JP), Yasuaki Tokumo (Sakai, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376221 on 04/05/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: A prediction set determining section selects a prediction set from a prediction set group including a plurality of prediction sets having different combinations of prediction modes corresponding to different prediction directions. Further, a prediction mode determining section selects a prediction mode from the prediction set thus selected. An entropy encoding section encodes the prediction set thus selected, the prediction mode thus selected, and residual data between an input image and a predicted image formed on the basis of the prediction set and the prediction mode. This allows an image encoding device to carry out predictions from more various angles, thereby improving prediction efficiency.

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


Decoding device, encoding device, decoding method, encoding method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium
Patent No. 11109040 

Inventor(s): Yukinobu Yasugi (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16835172 on 03/30/2020 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coding device and a decoding device are configured to include an estimated prediction mode deciding section ([b]122[/b][i]a[/i]) including: a reference block selecting section ([b]1223[/b][i]a[/i]) for selecting a reference block for use in estimating an intra-prediction mode for a subject block; an estimating number deciding section ([b]1222[/b][i]a[/i]) for deciding an estimating number of estimated values to be estimated for the intra-prediction mode; and an estimated prediction mode deriving section ([b]1221[/b][i]a[/i]) for estimating, based on a reference block, the estimating number of estimated values of the prediction mode.

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


Method and system for efficient communication
Patent No. 11109094 

Inventor(s): Anne Wong (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Hughes, Hubbard Reed (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16655141 on 10/16/2019 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for efficiently directing communications are disclosed. On example entails receiving, from a mobile terminal, a communication directed to a cellular communication network, the communication being received in an alternative channel that differs from a channel of the cellular communication network. The communication is then converted for a relayed communication to the cellular communication network on behalf of the mobile terminal, the relayed communication being made through the cellular communication network.

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


System and method for aiding hearing
Patent No. 11109170 

Inventor(s): Laslo Olah (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Institute of Science, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17343959 on 06/10/2021 (82 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for aiding hearing are disclosed. In one embodiment of the system, a programming interface is configured to communicate with a device. The system screens, via a speaker and a user interface associated with the device, a left earand separately, a right earof a patient at an incrementally selected frequency within a frequency range, with tinnitus detected frequencies being re-ranged tested to better identify the tinnitus frequencies. The system then determines a left ear tinnitus-impacted hearing range and a right ear tinnitus-impacted hearing range.

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


Semi-persistent CSI feedback over PUSCH
Patent No. 11109358 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16595805 on 10/08/2019 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment, base station and method for transmitting semi-persistent channel state information (SP-CSI) on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) are provided. The user equipment includes processing circuitry configured to receive a control signaling message the control signaling message configuring the user equipment with at least one SP CSI report configuration on the PUSCH, and the message identifying a SP CSI reporting periodicity. The user equipment also receives physical layer control signaling identifying and activating the at least one SP CSI report configuration. Transmitter circuitry is configured to transmit a plurality of SP CSI reports, the reports being transmitted with the periodicity and according to the physical layer control signaling and the control signaling message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for configuration of common search space for discovery signal and channel
Patent No. 11109375 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16708008 on 12/09/2019 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a UE in a wireless communication system supporting a shared spectrum channel access is provided. The UE comprises: receiving, from a BS over a first downlink channel, a SS/PBCH block; determining a transmission window in which the received SS/PBCH block is located; determining whether a CORESET for Type0-PDCCH CSS is present based on the received SS/PBCH block; determining a parameter for a QCL assumption of candidate SS/PBCH blocks within the transmission window; determining a group of QCLed candidate SS/PBCH blocks within the transmission window based on the determined parameter for the QCL assumption; determining a group of slots including the Type0-PDCCH CSS, wherein each slot of the group of slots corresponds to a candidate SS/PBCH block within the group of QCLed candidate SS/PBCH blocks; and receiving, over a second downlink channel, at least one Type0-PDCCH based on the determined groups of slots including the Type0-PDCCH CSS.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Supported extended emergency information type
Patent No. 11109443 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16885746 on 05/28/2020 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a wireless device receives, from a wireless access network node, an indication of a supported extended emergency information (EEI) type supported by a wireless local area network (WLAN). The supported EEI type is selected from among a plurality of different EEI types. The wireless device sends a message relating to an emergency call, the message including EEI data according to the supported EEI type.

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


Method and apparatus for timing configuration of discovery signal and channel
Patent No. 11109448 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698085 on 11/27/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UE in a wireless communication system supporting a shared spectrum channel access is provided. The method comprises: determining a set of DSCH transmission windows based on a window periodicity, a window duration, and a window offset; determining a first set of SS/PBCH blocks within a DSCH transmission window of the set of DSCH transmission windows, wherein the first set of SS/PBCH blocks is QCLed; determining a second set of SS/PBCH blocks across at least two DSCH transmission windows being different DSCH windows of the set of DSCH transmission windows, wherein the second set of SS/PBCH blocks is QCLed; and receiving at least one SS/PBCH block that is located in the first set of SS/PBCH blocks or the second set of SS/PBCH blocks based on QCL information of the first set of SS/PBCH blocks or the second set of SS/PBCH blocks within the DSCH transmission window.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Travel pillow
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Inventor(s): Mathew Chase Brown (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29682496 on 03/06/2019 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wheelchair
Patent No. D929270 

Inventor(s): Christina Danielle Tapp (Walnut Creek, CA), Christopher Lee (Little Elm, TX), Douglas A. Moore (Fairview, TX), Paul Ellsworth Nichols (Healdsburg, CA), Thomas Mitchell Dair (Lafayette, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29714025 on 11/20/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle shock tower
Patent No. D929507 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696356 on 06/27/2019 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Water line manifold guard
Patent No. D929547 

Inventor(s): Gary Cochrane (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29775537 on 03/24/2021 (160 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cannula
Patent No. D929576 

Inventor(s): Robert Benkowski (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Evaheart, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29657632 on 07/24/2018 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Gate
Patent No. D929609 

Inventor(s): Shuicai Su (Shangrao, , CN)
Assignee(s): EASYBABY PRODUCTS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707081 on 09/26/2019 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Light sources arranged in a pattern
Patent No. D929617 

Inventor(s): Daryl Day (Frisco, TX), Richard K. Hoofard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB (Landskrona, , SE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29676274 on 01/09/2019 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D929675 

Inventor(s): Josiah Wilhelm (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722610 on 01/31/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D929676 

Inventor(s): Jill Jackson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722684 on 01/31/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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