Dallas Invents: 143 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 15

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

Patents granted include:
Amazon Technologies' trust management in an electronic environment •
Bank of America's synthesized voice authentication engine
K2M's expandable spinal implants
Lyft's apparatus for managing conference calls
Raytheon's LADAR data upsampling
UT, Texas A&M System's 3D printing of regenerative bone healing scaffolds for rapid fracture healing
The Parking Genius' parking sensors capable of determining direction and speed of vehicle
VPay's virtual payment card fraud detection
Bell Helicopter Textron's anti-ice system for thermally fragile materials

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 Oct. 15, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 21
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 8
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 7
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Ernest Freeman (Dallas) 3
Honghui Zhang (Richardson) 3
Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville) 3
Keith Glasch (Plano) 3
Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison) 2
David Patrick Magee (Allen) 2
Malcolm B. Davis (Dallas) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

193 days
High density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods
Patent No. 10444456
Inventors: Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell), Kevin Lee Strause (Keller)
Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)

2,713 days
Reversible draft controllers and exhaust systems incorporating same
Patent No. 10443840
Inventor: Timothy Edward McNulty (Dallas)
Assignee: RM Manifold Group, Inc. (Dalla)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

System and apparatus for controlling blistering
Patent No. 10440962 

Inventor(s): Joseph William Kelly (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15380181 on 12/15/2016 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for controlling blisters. The method begins by mixing the ingredients to form a dough with a moisture content between about 35% and 60%. The dough is sheeted and cut. Thereafter, the dough is pre-heated to reduce the moisture content to between about 10% and about 45%. The preforms are then docked and dehydrated. The docking system, in one embodiment, has a backing plate and a docking device with at least two docking pins of varying lengths. The docking device is adjustable relative to the backing plate. The system also has a removing plate which removes preforms from the docking pins.

[A21C] MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT FOR MAKING OR PROCESSING DOUGHS; HANDLING BAKED ARTICLES MADE FROM DOUGH


Hair curling system
Patent No. 10441046 

Inventor(s): Kevin Hoye (Dallas, TX), Steven D. Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Cali-Curl, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186126 on 11/09/2018 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of hair styling instruments and methods for styling hair into waves and curls have been provided herein. In one embodiment, a case for receiving and styling hair therein, comprises a base having at least a bottom, a center, and a perimeter; and a lid coupleable with the base; wherein the lid and the base form a volume for receiving the hair; and wherein the at least the bottom of the base and the lid each include a plurality of openings to allow flow of air and liquids through the case.

[A45D] HAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT (wigs, toupees, or the like A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00; hairdressers’ chairs A47C 1/04; hair cutting appliances, razors B26B)


Optical fiber having proximal taper for ophthalmic surgical illumination
Patent No. 10441157 

Inventor(s): Alireza Mirsepassi (Fort Worth, TX), Ronald T. Smith (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Lichtstrasse, Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14957248 on 12/02/2015 (1413 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic illumination system can include an optical fiber configured to transmit a light beam output by a light source and focused by a condenser. The optical fiber can include proximal, distal, and central portions. The proximal portion can be configured to receive the light beam focused by the condenser. The distal portion can be configured to emit the light beam to illuminate a surgical field. The central portion can extend between the proximal and distal portions. A core diameter of the proximal portion can be larger than core diameters of the central and distal portions. An ophthalmic illumination method can include focusing, using a condenser, a light beam emitted by a light source onto a proximal portion of an optical fiber. The method can also include transmitting, using the optical fiber, the light beam to a surgical field.

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


Antigen regional testing kit
Patent No. 10441209 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ROCA Medical Ltd. (London, , GB)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15425863 on 02/06/2017 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for administering tests using a regional antigen testing kit is provided. The method comprises providing the regional antigen testing kit, extracting a predetermined amount of concentrated antigen from one of a plurality of concentrated antigens, dispensing the predetermined amount of concentrated antigen into a corresponding one of a plurality of wells, as indicated by visual indicia, repeating the extracting and dispensing steps until a desired number of the plurality of wells contain concentrated antigen, providing a prick tester having a plurality of needles extending thereon, aligning the plurality of needles of the prick tester with the plurality of wells, inserting each of the plurality of needles of the prick tester into one of the plurality of wells, and applying the plurality of needles of the prick tester to the skin of a patient to elicit a potential response.

[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]


Expandable spinal implants
Patent No. 10441430 

Inventor(s): Sabatino Bianco (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): K2M, Inc. (Leesburg, VA)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15657796 on 07/24/2017 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spinal implant has proximal and distal regions, and includes upper and lower bodies. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other, both concurrently and alternately, to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal or distal regions of the spinal implant. A set screw is removably disposed within the proximal region of the spinal implant to lock the vertical height of the proximal and distal regions of the spinal implant.

[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]


Computerized oral prescription administration with refillable medication dispensing devices and associated systems and methods
Patent No. 10441509 

Inventor(s): Carlton Chow (Dallas, TX), Christy Corey (Fishers, IN), James Lynch (Dallas, TX), Larry Bischoff (Dallas, TX), Michael Quinn (Dallas, TX), Michael Turi (Dallas, TX), Richard Cronenberg (Dallas, TX), Robert Boyer (Dall
Assignee(s): BERKSHIRE BIOMEDICAL, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15958809 on 04/20/2018 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computerized oral prescription administration with refillable medication dispensing devices and associated systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a substance dispensing apparatus includes a housing sized and shaped for handheld use, the housing having at least one wall and a biometric sensor coupled to the at least one wall; a processor in communication with the biometric sensor, the processor configured to determine whether an intended user”s unique biometric attribute is detected by the biometric sensor based on input received from the biometric sensor; and a pump in communication with the processor, the pump configured to dispense a substance from a reservoir to a mouth of the intended user in response to the processor determining that the intended user”s unique biometric attribute is detected by the biometric sensor.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Method and system for heads up game tournament
Patent No. 10445986 

Inventor(s): Malcolm B. Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845951 on 12/18/2017 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of simulating a heads up gaming tournament utilizing at least one game server and a plurality of personal communication devices includes receiving value from a plurality of participants using the personal communication devices, providing the participants with wagering units, pairing unpaired first and second ones of the participants to play a heads up game, initiating the game by generating a game state, for example, dealing the private cards of a hold”em poker game, and transmitting the game state to the participants for display on the personal communications devices, whereupon the first participant transmits an action to the game server in response to the game state, receiving the action and updating the game state, receiving a second input in response to the first participant”s action from the second participant, continuing play until the outcome of the heads up game is determined, updating the number of wagering units held by the first and second participants, repairing the participants for the next game or in the case of poker, the next deal or hand and continuing until all but one of the participants has been eliminated.

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


Multi-functional roping sled for header and heeler team roping practice
Patent No. 10446053 

Inventor(s): Sandy Hart Stephens (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15407232 on 01/16/2017 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heading and heeling roping practice sled apparatus having a heeling practice sled and a heading practice dummy, where the heeling sled has a single mainframe bar, a tow arm with an open-faced front tow hook as well as a closed or closeable ring for towing, a wheel assembly attached to the tow arm below the horns of the heading practice dummy, support legs configured to provide support for the mainframe and dummy, dummy mounting brackets attached to the support legs, securing straps and a quick release latch attached to the dummy mounting brackets, the dummy having a flanged base for securing the dummy to the sled within the dummy brackets, and a roping leg apparatus attached to the rear of the mainframe. The roping leg apparatus has a hip assembly with a coupling attached thereto which are non-linear axles, and hinges positioned about the axles to which roping legs are mounted.

[A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)


 

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

Crossbar support assemblies, bolster cart assemblies, and methods of adjusting a datum for locating a crossbar
Patent No. 10441990 

Inventor(s): Thoney R. Charles (Georgetown, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824561 on 11/28/2017 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A crossbar support assembly that supports a crossbar includes a support post, a bracket, a riser, and a lock assembly. The bracket is secured to a distal end of the support post. The lock assembly is configured to releasably secure the riser to the bracket. The lock assembly includes a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration. In the locked configuration the riser is inhibited from moving with respect to the bracket. In the unlocked configuration the riser is permitted to move with respect to the bracket. The crossbar support assembly may include an adjustment assembly that adjusts a position of the riser with respect to the bracket when the lock assembly is in the unlocked configuration.

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


Locking mechanism
Patent No. 10442074 

Inventor(s): Jonathan D. Snook (Southlake, TX), Thomas G. Fulbright (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Wheelfloat, Inc. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15134565 on 04/21/2016 (1272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locking mechanism for securing for use an item selected and retrieved from an opening in a storage device configured for storing one or more items, includes a tubular shaft extending from the opening in the storage device for receiving the selected item from the storage device. A passageway is defined within the tubular shaft for facilitating travel of the selected item from the opening in the storage device to an end of the shaft opposing the opening. At least one locking block and stop is configured for securing the selected item at the end of the tubular shaft opposing the opening.

[B25G] HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS (attaching the blades or the like to handles of hand tools for soil working A01B 1/22; handles of hand implements for harvesting A01D 1/14; handles integral with brushware A46B)


Method for molding plastic materials
Patent No. 10442119 

Inventor(s): Arnon Rosan (New York, NY)
Assignee(s): Signature Systems Group, LLC (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Metz Lewis Brodman Must O”Keefe LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229350 on 12/21/2018 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for material handling and mold filling is provided which directs the flow of molten plastic material from an extruder and allocates the molten material to a plurality of nozzles through the use of independently operated, variable valves. The method therefore provides independent streams of molten plastic material having variable temperatures and flow rates or volumes to particular sections or regions of the mold. This independent temperature or flow of molten plastic material facilitates the complete, rapid and accurate filling of the molds, reducing turbulence and other temperature or flow-related imperfections in the finished components. A method of using a multiphase material handling system is also disclosed for expeditious sequential and simultaneous filling and pressing of the mold and extracting the completed component from the system.

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


Apparatus and method for reclaiming curved and bendable display screens
Patent No. 10442173 

Inventor(s): Euna Park (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16036610 on 07/16/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technique for protecting a portion of a screen panel during a process for disassembling and servicing a display screen device is provided. A first part of the display screen device is separated from a screen panel part of the display screen device, where the screen panel part includes a main screen portion and a circuit of flexible printable circuit board (FPCB) portion. An encapsulant is applied onto a break protectable layer (BPL) of the circuit of flexible printable circuit board (FPCB) portion. The screen panel part is washed, with a solvent to remove residue from the main screen portion.

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


In vivo live 3D printing of regenerative bone healing scaffolds for rapid fracture healing
Patent No. 10442182 

Inventor(s): Azhar Ilyas (Arlington, TX), Philip Roger Kramer (Dallas, TX), Pranesh B. Aswath (Grapevine, TX), Taha Azimaie (Dallas, TX), Tugba Cebe (Grapevine, TX), Venu G. Varanasi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), The Texas AM University System (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15360788 on 11/23/2016 (1056 days app to issue)

Abstract: Bio-Inks and methods of using compositions comprising the bio-Inks are disclosed. 3-D tissue repair and regeneration through precise and specific formation of biodegradable tissue scaffolds in a tissue site using the bio-inks are also provided. Specific methylacrylated gelatin hydrogels (MAC) and methacrylated chitosan (MACh) preparations formulated with sucrose, a silicate-containing component (such as laponite), and/or a cross-linking agent (such as a photo-initiator or chemical initiator), as well as powdered preparations of these, are also disclosed. Kits containing these preparations are provided for point-of-care tissue repair in vivo. Superior, more complete (up to 99.85% tissue regeneration within 4 weeks applied in situ), and rapid in situ tissue repair and bone formation are also demonstrated.

[B33Y] ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING [2015.01]


Monocoque and semi-monocoque passenger seats with ergonomic design
Patent No. 10442330 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey L. Sikorski (Melissa, TX), Nguyen Tien Phuc Le (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15317527 on 06/10/2015 (1588 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are ergonomic passenger seats that may include monocoque or semi-monocoque seat backs, cellular suspension cushions, and tray tables with support arms that may be located within the interior volume of the monocoque or semi-monocoque seat backs when in their stowed positions. The passenger seats offer enhanced passenger comfort and space while providing a lightweight, simple to manufacture design. Monocoque and semi-monocoque seat backs may form integral parts of passenger seats to support additional loads without need for heavy, complex structures. The space within the monocoque or semi-monocoque seat back may then be used for storage or suspension cushions that offer improved comfort with a lighter seat frame. Monocoque and semi-monocoque seat backs may also facilitate the adoption of several other seating mechanisms, such as new seat mounts that allow for improved seat motion that allows for passenger recline with reduced impingement on other passengers” space.

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


Tilting a human support surface in a vehicle
Patent No. 10442334 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Richard M. Sullivan (Canton, 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: 15610965 on 06/01/2017 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various examples of tilting a human support surface in a vehicle are disclosed. A frame is attached to the surface of the vehicle. The vehicle also includes rotation system mounted between the frame and a vehicle surface. The rotation system can be controlled to tilt a human support surface of the frame towards a direction of acceleration associated with a driving maneuver as the driving maneuver is executed.

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


Child safety assembly
Patent No. 10442353 

Inventor(s): Tyshane Norman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15954695 on 04/17/2018 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A child safety assembly for inhibiting a child from being left unattended in a vehicle includes a sensing unit that may be positioned beneath a child car seat in a vehicle. The sensing unit is turned on when the sensing unit senses weight of a child in the child car seat. An alert unit is provided and the alert unit is positioned in a vehicle having the alert unit being positioned within eyesight of a driver. The alert unit is in wireless electrical communication with the sensing unit and the alert unit detects when a driver”s side door of the vehicle is opened. The alert unit emits an audible alarm when the sensing unit senses the weight of the child and the driver”s side door is opened. Thus, the alert unit alerts the driver presence of the child in the vehicle.

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


Truck deck rail tool storage and truck deck and truck having the same
Patent No. 10442370 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874974 on 01/19/2018 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A truck box or rear compartment includes a deck. The deck includes a floor that defines a cargo area having a length and width. The deck also includes a pair of opposed inner sidewalls that extend along the length of the cargo area comprising a first inner sidewall portion that extends upwardly away from the floor to a top portion and a second inner sidewall portion that extends downwardly from the top portion to a lower end, the lower end comprising a pocket channel. A pickup truck box deck rail assembly includes a deck rail configured for disposition on a top portion of an outer sidewall of a pickup truck box, the deck rail comprising a plurality of deck rail openings. The assembly also includes a corresponding plurality of opening covers configured to selectively and releasably cover and uncover the deck rail openings.

[B62D] MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (steering, or guiding on a desired track, of agricultural machines or implements A01B 69/00; wheels, castors, axles, increasing wheel adhesion B60B; vehicle tyres, tyre inflation or tyre changing B60C; connections between vehicles of a train or the like B60D; vehicles for use on rail and road, amphibious or convertible vehicles B60F; suspension arrangements B60G; heating, cooling, ventilating or other air treating devices B60H; windows, windscreens, non-fixed roofs, doors or similar devices, protective coverings for vehicles not in use B60J; propulsion plant arrangements, auxiliary drives, transmissions, controls, instrumentation or dashboards B60K; electric equipment or propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles B60L; power supply for electrically-propelled vehicles B60M; passenger accommodation not otherwise provided for B60N; adaptations for load transportation or to carry special loads or objects B60P; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q; vehicles, vehicle fittings or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for B60R; servicing, cleaning, repairing, supporting, lifting, or manoeuvring, not otherwise provided for B60S; brake arrangements, brake control systems or parts thereof B60T; air-cushion vehicles B60V; motorcycles, accessories therefor B62J, B62K; testing of vehicles G01M)


Undercover assemblies including undercover reinforcement member
Patent No. 10442390 

Inventor(s): Mingher Fred Shen (Ann Arbor, MI), Nicholas H. Augustyn (Ypsilanti, MI), Revathy Dasan Muthiah (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15686466 on 08/25/2017 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a front fascia having a lower bumper region extending outwardly in a vehicle longitudinal direction at a bottom of a front end assembly. An undercover assembly is located rearward of the front fascia and has an undercover body including a front edge located at the lower bumper region. The undercover assembly includes an undercover reinforcement member that is connected to a surface of the undercover body and extends along a length of the undercover body to increase a stiffness within at least a region of the undercover body.

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


Auto rack car conversions and deck adjustments
Patent No. 10442445 

Inventor(s): Brant R. McGhee (Arlington, TX), Caglar Ozerdim (Dallas, TX), Christopher C. Harkey (Dallas, TX), Hiten Y. Mehta (Frisco, TX), Jerry W. Vande Sande (Dallas, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX), Kyle R. Coston (Forney, TX,
Assignee(s): TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15206781 on 07/11/2016 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a railcar, a first side screen, a second side screen, and an adjustment system. The railcar includes a roof section. The first side screen is coupled to a side of the railcar. The second side screen is coupled to the side of the railcar. The second side screen overlaps a portion of the first side screen. The adjustment system is coupled to the railcar and is operable to adjust a vertical position of the roof section.

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


Apparatus for retaining and deploying a wing of an aerial vehicle
Patent No. 10442521 

Inventor(s): Gregory M. Richards (Colleyville, TX), James C. Copp (Arlington, TX), Steven J. Ellzey (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15388560 on 12/22/2016 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, having: a fuselage body section ([b]180[/b]) configured to be secured to an aircraft fuselage ([b]16[/b]); a pivot column ([b]310[/b]) protruding from the fuselage body section; and a center wing section ([b]214[/b]) configured to be secured to a center wing panel of a trifold wing ([b]200[/b]). The fuselage body section and the center wing section are configured to cooperate with each other to rotate the center wing section relative to the fuselage body section from a stowed position ([b]250[/b]) to a deployed position ([b]302[/b]). The pivot column comprises a column feature ([b]240[/b]) configured to engage with tip features ([b]236[/b]) of the trifold wing to hold the trifold wing in a folded configuration when the trifold wing is in the stowed position and to disengage from the tip features as the trifold wing rotates to the deployed position, thereby freeing the trifold wing to unfold.

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


Aircraft with active aerosurfaces
Patent No. 10442522 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606163 on 05/26/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft operable to transition between a forward flight mode and a vertical takeoff and landing flight mode. The aircraft includes an airframe having first and second wings. A plurality of propulsion assemblies is attached to the airframe with each of the propulsion assemblies including a nacelle and a tail assembly having at least one active aerosurface. A flight control system is operable to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies. For each of the propulsion assemblies, the tail assembly is rotatable relative to the nacelle such that the active aerosurface has a first orientation generally parallel to the wings and a second orientation generally perpendicular to the wings.

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


Anti-ice system for thermally fragile materials
Patent No. 10442539 

Inventor(s): Gary S. Froman (Ft. Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15594360 on 05/12/2017 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a system may comprise an electro-thermal heating element and a controller. The electro-thermal heating element may be configured to heat a structure, and the controller may be configured to: identify a target temperature for the structure; identify a target rate of temperature change for the structure; identify a target voltage for heating the structure at the target rate of temperature change; and apply the target voltage to the electro-thermal heating element.

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


Engine degradation management via multi-engine mechanical power control
Patent No. 10442544 

Inventor(s): Brian Tucker (Fort Worth, TX), Douglas Boyd (Indianapolis, IN)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX), Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)
Law Firm: Shumaker Sieffert, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15586136 on 05/03/2017 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-engine power system is described that includes at least a first engine and a second engine configured to jointly provided mechanical power to the multi-engine power system. The multi-engine power system further includes a controller configured to estimate a deterioration factor of the first engine. The controller is further configured to adjust, based on the deterioration factor of the first engine, a first amount of mechanical power being provided by the first engine to increase a service time of the first engine, and adjust, based on the first amount of mechanical power being provided by the first engine, a second amount of mechanical power being provided by the second engine to compensate for the adjustment to the first amount of mechanical power.

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


Bin sweep system
Patent No. 10442641 

Inventor(s): Chris Nelson (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Sioux Steel Company (Sioux Falls, SD)
Law Firm: Woods Fuller Shultz Smith P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14955713 on 12/01/2015 (1414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bin sweep system for moving particulate material in a bin may comprise an elongated sweep apparatus having a particulate sweep structure configured to move particulate material on the floor beneath the sweep apparatus toward one end of the elongated sweep apparatus. The particulate sweep structure may include a plurality of interconnected paddles movable in a succession on a path along at least a portion of a length of the sweep apparatus and an endless loop member on which the paddles of the plurality of paddles are mounted at spaced locations for moving the paddles along the path. The path of the paddles on the endless loop may generally lie in a movement plane, and an orientation of the movement plane may be tilted such that the movement plane is not in a vertical orientation and not in a horizontal orientation.

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


Lightweight thermal insulating cement based materials
Patent No. 10442733 

Inventor(s): Evan R. Daniels (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Intellectual Gorilla GmbH (Sempach Station, , CH)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15116763 on 02/04/2015 (1714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lightweight thermal insulating cement-based material is formed from a mixture that includes cement, water and a foaming agent. The foaming agent can be an aluminum powder or a surfactant. The insulating material has a maximum use temperature of about 900 degrees Celsius or more.

[B28B] SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS, SLAG OR MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER (foundry moulding B22C; working stone or stone-like material B28D; shaping of substances in a plastic state, in general B29C; making layered products not composed wholly of these substances B32B; shaping in situ, see the relevant classes of section E)


Gearbox lubrication system
Patent No. 10443706 

Inventor(s): Ryan T. Ehinger (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181641 on 11/06/2018 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a rotorcraft includes a body, a rotor blade, a drive system that can be operated to rotate the rotor blade, and an emergency valve control unit. The drive system contains a first gearbox assembly, a second gearbox assembly, a first lubrication system that can deliver lubricant to the first gearbox assembly, and a second lubrication system that can deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly. The drive system also contains an emergency valve that can be opened to deliver lubricant from the first lubrication system to the second gearbox assembly. The emergency valve control unit can instruct the emergency valve to open.

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


Powdered metal as a sacrificial material for ultrasonic additive manufacturing
Patent No. 10443958 

Inventor(s): Gregory P. Schaefer (McKinney, TX), Travis L. Mayberry (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15137370 on 04/25/2016 (1268 days app to issue)

Abstract: A manifold structure and method of forming a structure having at least one enclosed cavity includes using an ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) process to build up a solid component, forming a cavity in the solid component, filling the cavity with a sacrificial material, using a UAM process to build up a finstock layer over the cavity filled with the powder material to enclose the cavity and form the enclosed cavity, and removing the sacrificial material from the enclosed cavity after the finstock layer is ultrasonically welded to the solid component. The sacrificial material has an adequate density to support the UAM process of forming the finstock layer over the cavity and the material may be removed from the enclosed cavity, resulting in an enclosed cavity having smooth surfaces with an optimal fluid flow area therethrough.

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


 

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

Inhibition of dendritic cell-driven regulatory T cell activation and potentiation of tumor antigen-specific T cell responses by interleukin-15 and MAP kinase inhibitor
Patent No. 10443039 

Inventor(s): Kellie Kozak Vaidya (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bioventures, LLC (Little Rock, AR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14040850 on 09/30/2013 (2206 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention involves the discovery that if dendritic cells loaded with a tumor antigen are cultured in interleukin-15 (IL-15), or if T cells activated by the dendritic cells are cultured in IL-15, Treg activity that is specific for the tumor antigen is reduced. This reduction in Treg activity results in an increase in anti-tumor immune response. Another embodiment of the invention involves the discovery that incubating dendritic cells with a MAP kinase inhibitor in combination with IL-15 gives synergistic benefits when the dendritic cells are used to activate T cells. Dendritic cell and T cell compositions incubated with IL-15 or a MAP kinase inhibitor are provided.

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


Methods and compositions for identifying sulfur and iron modifying bacteria
Patent No. 10443106 

Inventor(s): Dennis G. Hooper (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Advatect Diagnostics, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14590173 on 01/06/2015 (1743 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for identifying specific bacterial species, which are sulfur and iron oxidizers and/or reducers, from wall board (e.g., dry wall) and/or a patient tissue or body fluid. The method comprises the steps of extracting and recovering DNA of the bacterial species from the wall board and/or the patient tissue or body fluid, amplifying the DNA, hybridizing a probe to the DNA to specifically identify the bacterial species, and specifically identifying the bacterial species. Kits and nucleic acids for use in the methods are also provided. Methods for eliminating the sulfur and iron oxidizing and/or reducing bacteria from wall board using a zeolite are also provided.

[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Proliferated thread count of a woven textile by simultaneous insertion within a single pick insertion event of a loom apparatus multiple adjacent parallel yarns drawn from a multi-pick yarn package
Patent No. 10443159 

Inventor(s): Arun Agarwal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15447145 on 03/02/2017 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are a method, a device and/or a system of proliferating a thread count of a woven textile by simultaneous insertion within a single pick insertion event of a loom apparatus multiple adjacent parallel yarns drawn from a multi-pick yarn package. In one or more embodiments, multiple texturized polyester weft yarns of denier between 15 and 65 are wound on a single bobbin in a parallel adjacent fashion such that they may be fed into an air jet pick insertion apparatus and/or a rapier pick insertion apparatus of an air jet loom to weave a textile that has between 90 to 235 ends per inch cotton warp yarns and between 100 and 1410 polyester weft yarns.

[D03D] WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Building system
Patent No. 10443227 

Inventor(s): Tom Edward Workman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15956429 on 04/18/2018 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for the construction of modular structures includes sheet metal panels that include at least some pre-cut portions configured to be deformed in such as way as to provide a gripping and reinforcing function for a cementitious material when poured around the structure constructed of the sheet metal panels. Window and door openings are typically precut prior to shipping to a construction site and then punched out of a sheet metal panel at a construction site. The invention provides for an extremely compact method of shipping load bearing components to the construction site and reduced labor time in assembling a building framework.

[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)


Self-set full bore frac plug
Patent No. 10443331 

Inventor(s): Derrek D Drury (Fort Worth, TX), Robert C Andres (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DIAMONDBACK INDUSTRIES, INC. (Crowley, TX)
Law Firm: Handley Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234201 on 12/27/2018 (292 days app to issue)

Abstract: A frac plug has a mandrel ([b]42[/b]) about which slips ([b]48[/b]) and ([b]56[/b]), conical rings ([b]46[/b]) and ([b]54[/b]), and a seal element ([b]52[/b]) are disposed in conventional fashion. A setting rod ([b]32[/b]) has an upper end secured to a firing head ([b]16[/b]), extends through the mandrel ([b]42[/b]), and has a lower end secured to a shoe ([b]62[/b]) located at the bottom of the mandrel ([b]42[/b]). A power charge ([b]110[/b]) is located in an annular-shaped space ([b]106[/b]) extending between the mandrel ([b]42[/b]) and the setting rod ([b]32[/b]). Flow ports ([b]90[/b]) extend through the mandrel ([b]42[/b]) to a barrel piston ([b]94[/b]) disposed around the exterior of the mandrel ([b]42[/b]). During setting, the setting rod ([b]32[/b]) will release from the shoe ([b]62[/b]) at a predetermined force, allowing retrieval of the setting rod ([b]32[/b]) and the firing head ([b]16[/b]) separate from the frac plug ([b]14[/b]). The firing head ([b]16[/b]) has flow passages ([b]34[/b]) for passing ignition gasses from the primary igniter ([b]28[/b]) to the secondary igniter ([b]108[/b]) with the flow passages ([b]34[/b]) extending at an angle to a longitudinal axis ([b]30[/b]).

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


Downhole tool with retrievable electronics
Patent No. 10443332 

Inventor(s): Bruce Edward Scott (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14890481 on 12/20/2013 (2125 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for a downhole tool apparatus, that may include at least one pocket disposed within the downhole tool, which may include a tool electronic connection point; a latching mechanism; and a retrievable module; wherein the retrievable module may include: a module electrical connection point, wherein the tool electrical connection point and the module electrical connection point are electrically connected; a retrieving and running feature, wherein the module electrical connection point and the retrieving and running feature are on substantially opposite ends of the retrievable module; and wherein the latching mechanism engages the retrievable module to hold the retrievable module in the at least one pocket.

[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]


Cement valve
Patent No. 10443346 

Inventor(s): David L. Abney (Rowlett, TX), Valeriy Kasyanenko (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): DLA-Desheim Systems, Inc. (Seagoville, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15595843 on 05/15/2017 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A new cement valve is disclosed for use in the production of an oil or gas well where hydraulic fracturing has been employed. In particular, the embodiments include a cement valve having a reclosable valve. When properly located, a first piston sleeve is hydraulically actuated to open the cement ports on the tool. After the cement has been pumped through the tool and the cement ports to a wellbore annulus, a blocking ball is dropped to stop flow through the tool. The tool is internally pressurized. The pressure overcomes shear pins to force downward movement of a ball housing inside the cement valve. This movement translates a travelling pin along a guide path, which rotates a ball valve inside the ball housing, releasing the blocking ball to open up the internal flow path through the cement valve at the same time the cement ports are closed.

[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]


Flapper and seat with a hard and soft seal for a subsurface safety valve
Patent No. 10443348 

Inventor(s): Jimmie Robert Williamson (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15531630 on 12/31/2014 (1749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flapper and seat assembly, and systems and methods utilizing such assembly, are provided. The flapper and seat assembly includes a tubular metallic seat having a bore therethrough. The tubular metallic seat is one solid unit. The flapper and seat assembly further includes a hinge coupled to the tubular metallic seat and a flapper. The flapper is pivotally mounted to the hinge such that it is rotatable between an open position and a closed position. The flapper and seat assembly also includes a secondary sealing element located between the flapper and the tubular metallic seat. The secondary sealing element is one of an undulating or curved lip seal. The flapper and seat assembly further includes a seal that is formed between a sealing surface of the flapper and a sealing surface of the tubular metallic seat. The seal comprises an angle measured from a plane perpendicular to the centerline of the flapper and seat assembly.

[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]


Self-propelled device for use in a subterranean well
Patent No. 10443354 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Thomas J. Frosell (Dallas, TX), Zachary R. Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14759304 on 10/06/2014 (1835 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well system can include a deployment apparatus including at least one propeller that propels the deployment apparatus through a wellbore. A deployment apparatus for use in a well can include a sealing device that sealingly engages a seal surface in the well, and at least one propeller that propels the deployment apparatus in the well. A deployment method can include disposing a deployment apparatus in a wellbore of a well, the deployment apparatus including at least one propeller, and the propeller propelling the deployment apparatus 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]


Downhole pressure maintenance system using a controller
Patent No. 10443372 

Inventor(s): Colby Munro Ross (Carrollton, TX), Gregory William Garrison (Dallas, TX), Syed Hamid (Dallas, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), Tyson Harvey Eiman (Frisco, TX), William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15532019 on 01/13/2015 (1736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus that includes positioning a completion string that has an internal passageway and that has an external surface that at least partially defines an external region within a wellbore; isolating a zone of the external region from a wellbore hydrostatic pressure; measuring a pressure within the external region of the isolated zone; determining whether the pressure within the external region of the isolated zone is within a predetermined pressure range; and operating a valve that controls a flow of a fluid through a flow path from the internal region to the external region of the isolated zone when the pressure within the external region is outside of the predetermined pressure range.

[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

 

Ridgeline roof clip for securing holiday lighting
Patent No. 10443825 

Inventor(s): Stacy Lee Kennedy (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15051662 on 02/23/2016 (1330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for the attachment of lighting to the ridgeline of a roof. The device includes a body configured to include a plurality of legs that are designed to flex outward and inward. The legs include one or more projection members along an inner surface. The projection member are configured to translate along the surface of a roof member and grip around opposing edges in order to locate and secure the device. The device further includes a top portion in communication with the body to locate and secure any of lighting strands, bulb sockets, and other items in relation to the roof member.

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


Reversible draft controllers and exhaust systems incorporating same
Patent No. 10443840 

Inventor(s): Timothy Edward McNulty (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RM Manifold Group, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Lathrop Gage L.L.P. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13469859 on 05/11/2012 (2713 days app to issue)

Abstract: Reversible draft controllers and exhaust systems incorporating reversible draft controllers are disclosed. One system for controlling draft in a chimney includes a sensor for determining condition data, an axial fan blade, an electronically commutated motor (ECM), and a controller. The ECM is configured to rotate the fan blade in a first direction to increase draft in the chimney and in a second, opposite direction to decrease draft. The controller has a processor and a program of instructions executable by the processor to perform steps for controlling draft in the chimney with the fan blade. The steps include: comparing condition data from the sensor to set point data to determine if an intervention is required; addressing insufficient draft by actuating the ECM to rotate the axial fan blade in the first direction; and addressing excessive draft by actuating the ECM to rotate the fan blade in the second direction.

[F23L] SUPPLYING AIR OR NON-COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS OR GASES TO COMBUSTION APPARATUS IN GENERAL (firebridges with means for feeding air or steam F23M 3/04; baffles or shields with air supply passages F23M 9/04); VALVES OR DAMPERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CONTROLLING AIR SUPPLY OR DRAUGHT IN COMBUSTION APPARATUS; INDUCING DRAUGHT IN COMBUSTION APPARATUS; TOPS FOR CHIMNEYS OR VENTILATING SHAFTS; TERMINALS FOR FLUES


Adjustable multi-pass heat exchanger
Patent No. 10443945 

Inventor(s): Mark Olsen (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14643811 on 03/10/2015 (1680 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air conditioner includes a heat exchanger having one or more flow paths. At least one of the flow paths is associated with more than one pass and/or fluid flow through the flow path is restricted. A setting of the beat exchanger includes associations between flow path(s) and/or pass(es). A setting for the heat exchanger is determined and the heat exchanger is allowed to operate in the determined setting.

[F28D] HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; fluid heaters having heat generating means and heat transferring means F24H; furnaces F27; details of heat-exchange apparatus of general application F28F); HEAT STORAGE PLANTS OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL [4]


Drive mechanism and system for remotely operating a turret
Patent No. 10443967 

Inventor(s): Craig Matthew Rose (Mansfield, TX), Ronald Eugene Janka (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15685023 on 08/24/2017 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: An unmanned turret having a turret ring gear and first and second electrical force-producing devices with the unmanned turret being rotatably mounted to a vehicle chassis, the turret drive mechanism including at least one ring gear independent of the turret ring gear, at least one manually-operable input component rotatably coupled to the at least one ring gear, the at least one input component accessible within the vehicle chassis, and at least one output component mechanically coupled to at least one of the first and second electrical force-producing devices of the unmanned turret to cause rotation of the at least one of the first and second electrical force-producing device. Another turret drive mechanism and an unmanned turret are also disclosed.

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


Densified foam for thermal insulation in electronic devices
Patent No. 10448541 

Inventor(s): Richard M. Hartman (Dallas, TX), Robert W. Tait (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Botkin Hall, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15357800 on 11/21/2016 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heat spreading and insulating material using densified foam is provided that has a heat spreading layer that is adhered to an insulating layer. The material is designed to be used with mobile devices that generate heat adjacent to heat sensitive components. The insulating layer is formed from a compressed layer of polyimide foam to increase its density. The polyimide foam retains a significant amount of insulating properties through the densification process. In some embodiments, an EMI shielding layer is added to improve electrical properties of the device. The heat spreading layer is commonly a graphite material with anisotropic heat properties that preferentially conduct heat in-plane. The material may also include pressure sensitive layers to permanently apply the material to the mobile device.

[F28F] DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE OR HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; water or air traps, air venting F16)


 

P H Y S I C S

Pressure measurement based on electromagnetic signal output of a cavity
Patent No. 10444102 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15698528 on 09/07/2017 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pressure transducer includes a cavity, dipolar molecules disposed within the cavity, and pressure measurement circuitry. The pressure measurement circuitry is configured to measure a width of an absorption peak of the dipolar molecules, and to determine a value of pressure in the cavity based on the width of the absorption peak.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Methods and apparatus to calibrate micro-electromechanical systems
Patent No. 10444104 

Inventor(s): Ira Oaktree Wygant (Palo Alto, CA), Mohammad Hadi Motieian Najar (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15365588 on 11/30/2016 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to calibrate micro-electromechanical systems are disclosed. An pressure sensor calibration apparatus includes a pressure chamber in which a first pressure sensor is to be disposed; one or more first sensors to measure a first capacitance value from the first pressure sensor from a physical test performed; the one or more first sensors to measure a second capacitance value from a first electrical test performed on the first pressure sensor; and a correlator to determine correlation coefficient values based on the first capacitance value determined during the physical test on the first pressure sensor and the second capacitance value determined during the first electrical test on the first pressure sensor; and a calibrator to determine calibration coefficient values to calibrate a second pressure sensor based on the correlation coefficient values and a third capacitance value determined during a second electrical test on the second pressure sensor.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Systems and methods for detecting water leaks
Patent No. 10444107 

Inventor(s): Matthew Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX), Richard D. Graham (Plano, TX), Snehal Desai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15364853 on 11/30/2016 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plumbing system may include a first conduit that supplies a fluid to a destination device. The plumbing system may also include a second conduit concentric to the first conduit. The second conduit includes an indicator material that changes one or more properties of the fluid supplied to the destination device when the fluid contacts the indicator material via an opening present in the first conduit.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Mobile bipendulum impact test machine
Patent No. 10444132 

Inventor(s): Kevin Thomas Howie (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15639655 on 06/30/2017 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bipendulum impact test machine for imparting impact damage includes a frame of beams where a weighted sled swings from a pair of links extending from a carriage. The carriage and sled are vertically adjustable along a set of vertical shafts of the frame. The sled is permanently horizontally oriented and parallel with the carriage. Interchangeable impact tips are removably and adjustably engaged with the sled. The impact tips have a variety of shapes in order to simulate different impact scenarios. The device is mobile and capable of imparting impact damage to large aircraft parts even in an installed condition.

[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 multi-parameter spectroscopy
Patent No. 10444148 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16226799 on 12/20/2018 (299 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for detecting a material within a sample includes a light emitting unit for directing at least one light beam through the sample. A plurality of units receive the light beam that has passed through the sample and performs a spectroscopic analysis of the sample based on the received light beam. Each of the plurality of units analyze a different parameter with respect to the sample and provide a separate output signal with respect to the analysis. A processor detects the material with respect each of the provided separate output signals.

[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)


Ultrasonic vibration sensing
Patent No. 10444203 

Inventor(s): Amardeep Sathyanarayana (Austin, TX), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Leonard William Estevez (Rockwell, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15374802 on 12/09/2016 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mechanical vibration may be sensed by a remotely located ultrasonic sensor. An ultrasonic wave may be transmitted from a transmitter to a vibrating surface, in which the transmitter is separated from the vibrating surface by a distance. A reflected portion of the ultrasonic wave that is reflected from the vibrating surface may be received by a receiver that is also separated from the vibrating surface by a distance. A measure of phase shift amplitude in the reflected portion of the ultrasonic wave may be determined and converted into an amplitude of a vibration of the vibrating surface.

[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)


LADAR data upsampling
Patent No. 10444362 

Inventor(s): Matthew A. Schaefer (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14595631 on 01/13/2015 (1736 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and processes for increasing the effective sampling density of a LADAR data set are disclosed. LADAR data points are merged with data regarding edges of objects within the physical space represented by the LADAR data points to form a merged LADAR-edge point cloud. Each data point within the merged LADAR-edge point cloud is examined to identify co-planar neighboring data points within a defined search area. Additional data points are added to the LADAR-edge point cloud by interpolating between the identified, co-planar neighboring data points.

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


Galvanic signal path isolation in an encapsulated package using a photonic structure
Patent No. 10444432 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799740 on 10/31/2017 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: An encapsulated package is provided that includes a pair integrated circuit (IC) die. A radio frequency (RF) circuit on one of the IC die is operable to transmit an RF signal having a selected frequency. An RF circuit on the other IC die is operable to receive the RF signal Encapsulation material encapsulates the IC die. A photonic waveguide couples between the RF transmitter and RF receiver to form galvanic path isolation between the two IC die. The photonic waveguide is formed by a photonic structure within the encapsulation material.

[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]


High density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods
Patent No. 10444456 

Inventor(s): Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell, TX), Kevin Lee Strause (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376514 on 04/05/2019 (193 days app to issue)

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

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


Cloaking devices constructed from prisms and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 10444480 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15668217 on 08/03/2017 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side, a cloaked region and eight prisms positioned around the cloaked region. Each of the prisms has a light entrance side, a light exit side, a vertex formed from the intersection of a plane defined by the light entrance side and a plane defined by the light exit side, and a vertex angle between the light entrance side and the light exit side. A pair of first object-side prisms with inward facing vertices and a pair of second object-side prisms with outward facing vertices are positioned on the object-side, and a pair of first image-side prisms with outward facing vertices and a pair of second image-side prisms with inward facing vertices are positioned on the image-side. The light entrance sides of the pair of second object-side prisms are parallel and spaced apart from the light exit sides of the pair of first object-side prisms.

[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]


Systems and methods for detection of blank fields in digital microscopes
Patent No. 10444486 

Inventor(s): Jonathan C. Ward (Plano, TX), Richard K. Rainbolt (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Microscopes International, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15694990 on 09/04/2017 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for rapidly identifying blank fields while capturing a plurality of color field images using a slide scanning microscope having a movable slide stage, a movable objective lens, and a digital video camera having a color digital image sensor that encodes RGB color data for each pixel in a field image.

[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]


Managing lock and unlock operations using traffic prioritization
Patent No. 10445096 

Inventor(s): David Albert Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Cavium, LLC (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15609217 on 05/31/2017 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Managing lock and unlock operations for a first thread executing on a first processor core includes, for each instruction included in the first thread and identified as being associated with: (1) a lock operation corresponding to a particular lock, in response to determining that the particular lock has already been acquired, continuing to perform the lock operation for multiple attempts during which the first processor core is not able to execute threads other than the first thread, or (2) an unlock operation corresponding to a particular lock, releasing the particular lock from the first thread. Prioritization of selected messages sent over interconnection circuitry configured to connect each processor core to a memory system of the processor is preserved. The selected messages associated with instructions identified as being associated with an unlock operation are prioritized over messages associated with instructions identified as being associated with a lock operation.

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


Predictive analytics for virtual network functions
Patent No. 10445117 

Inventor(s): Ian Macfarlane (Stittsville, , CA), Paul Miller (Derry, NH)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15442334 on 02/24/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one example, a method includes, with an analytics component, receiving performance data from a Virtual Network Function (VNF), the VNF including a plurality of VNF components running on a plurality of virtual machines. The method further includes, with the analytics component, performing an analytics function on the performance data. The method further includes, with the analytics component, based on the analytics function determining a prediction event in response to determining that a set of conditions within the performance data is present. The method further includes, with the analytics component, notifying a VNF manager of the prediction event.

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


System and method to execute and manage load tests using containers
Patent No. 10445207 

Inventor(s): Praveen Morusupalli (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Trellis IP Law Group, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15664917 on 07/31/2017 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A request is received for executing the load test on the application. The request includes a script and a property file. In response to the request, containers are created on a hardware host. Each of the containers isolate mutually exclusive subsets of hardware resources of the hardware host based on namespaces. A client and a plurality of servers are created in the containers. Each of the containers includes the client or one of the servers. The client and the servers are designated to communicate with the application. The load test is performed on the application while each of the client and the servers use the subset of the hardware resources isolated by a respective namespace. The containers are removed from the hardware host after the load test has completed. Containers are created and removed each time a load test is performed.

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


Method to consistently store large amounts of data at very high speed in persistent memory systems
Patent No. 10445236 

Inventor(s): Thomas Boyle (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15350428 on 11/14/2016 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thread on a processor core executes one or more instructions to write file data for a file into a persistent memory save area. The instructions to write the file data have the effect of storing the file data for the file in the cache associated with the processor core. The thread running on the processor core flushes the file data from the cache to the persistent memory save area while retaining the file data in the cache. The thread running on the processor core copies the file data from the cache for the processor core into a persistent copy of the file that is stored in persistent memory.

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


Load detection apparatus and method for USB systems
Patent No. 10445281 

Inventor(s): Narasimhan Trichy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi (BVI) Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15133882 on 04/20/2016 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a positive data input/output terminal configured to be connected with a positive data line of a USB device, wherein the positive data input/output port is weakly pulled up to a first voltage potential through a pull-up resistor, a negative data input/output terminal configured to be connected with a negative data line of the USB device, wherein the negative data input/output terminal is connected to a second voltage potential, a window comparator having an input detecting a voltage across the two data input/output terminals and a wake-up signal generator connected to an output of the window comparator, wherein the wake-up signal generator is configured to generate a signal for adjusting a switching frequency of a power converter after the USB device is connected to the power converter.

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


Real-time processing of event-based streaming with NoSQL
Patent No. 10445322 

Inventor(s): Jingjie Zhao (Allen, TX), Nathan E. Gloier (Frisco, TX), Rajesh Sathraboina (Irving, TX), Raveender Kommera (Flower Mound, TX), Vairavelu Sathish Kumaran (Mckinney, TX), Venu Meda (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16204128 on 11/29/2018 (320 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for real-time processing of event-based streaming with NoSQL databases are provided. For example, disclosed embodiments may include receiving an event associated with an update to an entry in a first database. Also, disclose embodiments may include identifying, based on the event, relevant data in the first database associated with the update. Further, disclose embodiments may include generating a plurality of queries to the first database to request the identified relevant data. Disclose embodiments may also include receiving, in response to the plurality of queries, raw data from the first database. Additionally, disclose embodiments may include processing the raw data to be compatible with a second database. Disclose embodiments may also include storing the processed raw data in the second database. And, disclosed embodiments may include receiving data requests for the second database to distribute the processed data to at least one computer terminal.

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


Method and device to access auxiliary mapping data for a data structure
Patent No. 10445372 

Inventor(s): Brian Walter O”Krafka (Austin, TX), Manavalan Krishnan (Fremont, CA), Niranjan Patre Neelakanta (Bangalore, , IN), Ramesh Chander (Bangalore, , IN), Vishal Kanaujia (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15012606 on 02/01/2016 (1352 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes accessing, in response to initiating an operation targeting data, auxiliary mapping data to determine whether the auxiliary mapping data includes an indication of a key associated with a node of a hierarchical data structure that is associated with the data. In response to the auxiliary mapping data including the indication of the key, the data is accessed from a memory using a node identification associated with the key. In response to the auxiliary mapping data not including the indication of the key, the data is accessed from the memory using a search operation.

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


System and method for forming, storing, managing, and executing contracts
Patent No. 10445698 

Inventor(s): Peter Geoffrey Lerato Hunn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Clause, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Alpine Patents LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15640276 on 06/30/2017 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for computable contracts that includes a contract management system accessible by involved parties, managing a formation stage of a contract document by obtaining object components, assembling a contract object graph from the object components, and committing the contract object graph to post formation execution; and in an execution environment during a post-formation stage, executing the contract object graph where instances of execution include receiving a contract state update, and appending at least one update object component to the contract object graph in accordance with the contract state update. Variations of the system and method may apply peer-to-peer negotiation and execution, use a cryptographic directed acyclic contract object graph, and/or interface with distributed ledgers.

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


Virtual payment card fraud detection
Patent No. 10445735 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Allen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): VPay, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Smith Hopen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15087374 on 03/31/2016 (1293 days app to issue)

Abstract: Like many credit card payments, virtual card payments are subject to fraudulent transactions. To lower this possibility, data collected from a settlement transaction is stored including a merchant category code, a tax identification number, a merchant identification and an IP address of the processing terminal. Subsequent payments from the same payor to the same payee are verified against the previous settlement transaction data to minimize the possibility of fraud.

[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]


User-configurable settings for web-based advertising
Patent No. 10445776 

Inventor(s): Ajay K. Moluguru (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14937160 on 11/10/2015 (1435 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aspect of providing user-configurable settings for web-based advertising includes creating, via a computer processor, a data structure at a client browser. The data structure is created from user-inputted subjects of interest. An aspect also includes sending, during a session between the client browser and a server from a domain, information about an availability of the data structure; and receiving an advertisement from the server based on the subjects of interest in the data structure.

[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]


Lung segmentation and bone suppression techniques for radiographic images
Patent No. 10445855 

Inventor(s): James H. Pike (Carrollton, TX), Jeffrey C. Wehnes (Richardson, TX), Muhammad F. Sabir (Allen, TX), Sridharan Kamalakanan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): iCAD, Inc. (Nashua, NH), Konica Minolta, Inc. (Tokyo, , JP)
Law Firm: Osha Liang LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15302846 on 04/01/2015 (1658 days app to issue)

Abstract: Lung segmentation and bone suppression techniques are helpful pre-processing steps prior to radiographic analyzes of the human thorax, as may occur during cancer screenings and other medical examinations. Autonomous lung segmentation may remove spurious boundary pixels from a radiographic image, as well as identify and refine lung boundaries. Thereafter, autonomous bone suppression may identify clavicle, posterior rib, and anterior rib bones using various image processing techniques, including warping and edge detection. The identified clavicle, posterior rib, and anterior rib bones may then be suppressed from the radiographic image to yield a segmented, bone suppressed radiographic image.

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


Continual limit hold”em quasi-tournaments
Patent No. 10445985 

Inventor(s): Malcolm B. Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Brain Games, L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14269923 on 05/05/2014 (1989 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of simulating a gaming tournament utilizing a plurality of electronic game machines in a quasi-tournament includes the steps of: a) receiving value from a plurality of human users of the electronic game machines, the received value corresponding to a plurality of wagering credits whereby each human user is provided with a plurality of wagering units enabling the human user to participate in the quasi-tournament by playing one or more games on one of the electronic game machines, b) initiating a machine-implemented game on each game machine used in the quasi-tournament, whereby a human user may play the game using the electronic game machine to participate in the quasi-tournament, c) receiving input from the human user via a user interface associated with the electronic game machine to play the machine-implemented game, d) determining an outcome for each machine-implemented game played by each of the plurality of human users using the electronic game machines, e) updating the number of wagering units held by each human user based upon each outcome determined in step d), f) repeating steps b)-e) for the duration of the tournament, g) comparing the number of wagering units won by each human user in the quasi-tournament and determining one or more winners of the quasi-tournament and h) providing value to the one or more winners of the quasi-tournament.

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


Parking sensors capable of determining direction and speed of vehicle entering or leaving a parking lot
Patent No. 10446024 

Inventor(s): Sean O”Callaghan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Parking Genius, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15711897 on 09/21/2017 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A parking inventory management system includes a sensor apparatus with a plurality of magnetometers each configured to respectively generate a magnetic signatures of a vehicle as it drives across the sensor apparatus. A computing device is associated with the sensor apparatus and compares the magnetic signatures of the vehicle generated by each of the plurality of magnetometers to the magnetic signatures of the vehicle generated by each other magnetometer of the plurality thereof so as to determine a direction of the vehicle. A match between the magnetic signature of the vehicle as generated by at least two of the plurality of magnetometers indicates that the direction of travel of the vehicle is along a direction between those two of the plurality of magnetometers. A speed of the vehicle is derived as a function of a time difference between points of peak similarity between matching magnetic signatures of the vehicle.

[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]


Devices for providing ground-based advertising in a parking lot setting
Patent No. 10446067 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Elias Blumenthal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Standley Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16193509 on 11/16/2018 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for displaying an advertisement in a parking lot which has a number of parking spaces includes a back unit configured for placement at a predetermined position associated with one of the respective parking spaces in said parking lot. A cover is mounted to said back unit such that said back unit and said cover form an enclosed compartment. A slot is positioned within said cover is configured to receive an advertisement for deposit within said enclosed compartment. A material capable of undergoing phosphorescence is positioned within said enclosed compartment to illuminate deposited advertisements.

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


Synthesized voice authentication engine
Patent No. 10446157 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Saritha Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15382935 on 12/19/2016 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for creating a synthetic voice identifier may include a plurality of synthesized voice authorization (SVA) devices and a biometric combinatory device (BCD). The SVAs may be communicatively coupled to the BCD via a network and may communicate utilizing a markup language. The SVA devices may capture an audio signal of a voice of a user, modify the audio signal with a randomized audio frequency signal to generate a modified audio signal, and communicate, the modified audio signal as a synthesized voice signal associated with the user. The BCD may receive biometric information corresponding to a user, the biometric information comprising at least audio information associated with a voice of the user, receive, at an integration module, location information corresponding to a location of the user, combine, the location information and audio signal information associated with the user to generate a synthesized voice identifier associated with the user, and communicate the synthesized voice identifier to a remote device for use in an authentication process of the user.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Adjusting voltage on adjacent word line during verify of memory cells on selected word line in multi-pass programming
Patent No. 10446244 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA), Zhengyi Zhang (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948761 on 04/09/2018 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for programming memory cells with a narrow threshold voltage (Vth) distribution in a memory device. In one approach, the final pass of a multi-pass program operation on a word line WLn includes applying a variable voltage to WLn+1 during verify tests on WLn. The variable voltage (Vread) can be an increasing function of the verify voltage on WLn, and thus a function of the data state for which the verify test is performed. In one approach, Vread on WLn+1 is stepped up with each increase in the verify voltage on WLn. The step size in Vread can be the same as, or different than, the step size in the verify voltage. Vread can be different for each different verify voltage, or multiple verify voltages can be grouped for use with a common Vread.

[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 optimizing nuclear imaging appropriateness decisions
Patent No. 10446266 

Inventor(s): David Yaron (Haifa, , IL), Efrat Erps (Givatayim, , IL), Scott Finfer (Dallas, TX), William C Daniel (Overland Park, KS)
Assignee(s): Emerge Clinical Solutions, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15356179 on 11/18/2016 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems of accelerating the adoption of a medical treatment by healthcare providers are disclosed. The methods include providing to a healthcare provider a set of selectable criteria for determining whether a specific medical treatment is indicated for a particular patient, analyzing the criteria selected, and indicating to the healthcare provider whether the medical treatment is indicated. A system and methods are provided which are suitable for optimizing the use of nuclear imaging for assessing risks of cardiovascular disorders and, when appropriate, for implementing intervention strategies to reduce such risks. NULL


Dual frequency electronically scanned array and related techniques
Patent No. 10446942 

Inventor(s): James A. Pruett (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15378785 on 12/14/2016 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are directed towards a radar system and a dual frequency electronically scanned array (ESA) capable of transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) signals at least two frequencies. The ESA includes a plurality of antenna elements which form a first effective aperture at a first radio frequency (RF) frequency and operational over a first scan range and which form a second effective aperture at a second radio frequency (RF) frequency and operational over a second scan angle. The first and second scan ranges are complementary so as to provide the radar system having an overall scan range. The plurality of antenna elements are spaced apart from each other by an amount related to at least one of the first and second scan ranges and/or one or more operating frequencies of the radar system.

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


Systems and methods for controlling semiconductor device wear
Patent No. 10447267 

Inventor(s): William C. Waldrop (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16105751 on 08/20/2018 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for increasing uniformity of wear in semiconductor devices due to, for example, negative-bias temperature instability (NBTI). The method may include receiving a first NBTI control signal. The method may involve receiving a second NBTI control signal based at least in part on the first NBTI control signal. The method may also involve asserting the first NBTI control signal at a clock input pin of a latch. Further, the method may include asserting the second NBTI control signal at a data input pin of the latch. The method may additionally involve toggling electrical elements downstream of the latch based at least in part on an output of the latch based on the first and second NBTI control signals to increase uniformity of wear on the electrical elements in a default low-power state during NBTI toggling mode.

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


Auditing of content related events
Patent No. 10447572 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Dalton Porter (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Oath (Americas) Inc. (Dulles, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14720598 on 05/22/2015 (1607 days app to issue)

Abstract: At times, it may be desirable to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content. One manner of making the determination may include accessing presentation time information that indicates the time(s) at which one or more client systems present particular dynamic content and accessing event time information indicating the time(s) at which one or more auditable events occur in the dynamic particular content. Based on the presentation time information and the event time information, it may be possible to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content.

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


System and method for spatial adaptation in adaptive streaming
Patent No. 10447746 

Inventor(s): Shaobo Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Xin Wang (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), Yongliang Liu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14444900 on 07/28/2014 (1905 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for spatial adaptation with dynamic adaptive streaming are disclosed. In an embodiment, systems, methods and devices are disclosed for signaling a spatial relationship of one or more tiles in a tiled presentation with an attribute in a media presentation description. In other embodiments, systems, methods and devices are disclosed for server-managed adaptive streaming wherein a client generates and transmits a spatial adaptation URL query parameter to the server for free-zooming or free view-angle spatial adaptation to a region of interest.

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


Mobile database access application development system and method
Patent No. 10448227 

Inventor(s): Hari P. Kamineni (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Innovapptive, Inc (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Tysver Beck Evans (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475780 on 03/31/2017 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are presented that provide a configuration tool on a database gateway. The configuration tool stores configuration data that is used by a mobile app to customize the mobile application user interface. Changes made to the configuration data are accessed by each mobile application to revise the user interface of the mobile application. In one embodiment, the database gateway is an OData gateway that is used by the mobile device to communicate with the database.

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


 

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Fuel cell vehicle with power modules
Patent No. 10442297 

Inventor(s): Giorgio L. Zoia (Los Angeles, CA), Sheldon Z. Brown (Ann Arbor, MI), Stephen Hodges (Van Buren Township, MI), Takehito Yokoo (Aliso Viejo, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938610 on 03/28/2018 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a drivetrain and multiple power modules. The drivetrain includes at least one wheel. Each power module includes an energy system, and a propulsion system to which the drivetrain is mechanically connected. The energy system is operable to generate electrical energy using fuel. The propulsion system is electrically connected to the energy system, and operable to contributorily power the at least one wheel using electrical energy from the energy system.

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


Authentication system and method
Patent No. 10445531 

Inventor(s): Johnathan W. Craig (Allen, TX), William T. Jennings (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15242475 on 08/19/2016 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for authenticating a circuit includes: a processor; and a memory, and the memory has stored thereon instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: periodically measure physical characteristic data of the circuit, operational data of the circuit, and environmental data; periodically capture the measured data; generate a dynamic fingerprint based on an aggregation of the captured data, and the dynamic fingerprint is a compound data structure encapsulating the aggregated data; associate metadata with the dynamic fingerprint; and output the dynamic fingerprint as a physically unclonable function (PUF) of the circuit.

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


System and method for recalibrating an augmented reality experience using physical markers
Patent No. 10445899 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200305 on 11/26/2018 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide for a system and method for recalibrating an augmented reality experience in mobile devices using a plurality of physical markers. The system and methods provide for realigning the digital representation to the physical world using known physical locations associated with the physical markers that map directly to the digital representation.

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


Method of forming multi-threshold voltage devices and devices so formed
Patent No. 10446400 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Gyeonggi-do, , KR)
Law Firm: Van Pelt, Yi James LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898420 on 02/16/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method provides a gate structure for a plurality of components of a semiconductor device. A silicate layer is provided. In one aspect, the silicate layer is provided on a channel of a CMOS device. A high dielectric constant layer is provided on the silicate layer. The method also includes providing a work function metal layer on the high dielectric constant layer. A low temperature anneal is performed after the high dielectric constant layer is provided. A contact metal layer is provided on the work function metal layer.

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


Semiconductor package with filler particles in a mold compound
Patent No. 10446414 

Inventor(s): Amit Sureshkumar Nangia (Murphy, TX), Janakiraman Seetharaman (Bengaluru, , IN), Siva Prakash Gurrum (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15853345 on 12/22/2017 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package includes an integrated circuit formed on a semiconductor substrate. A stress buffer layer is provided on the integrated circuit. Further, a mold compound is provided on a surface of the stress buffer layer opposite the integrated circuit. The mold compound comprises a resin. The resin includes filler particles. The filler particles have multiple sizes with the largest of the particles having a size between 5 microns and 32 microns.

[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]


Thrysitor and thermal switch device and assembly techniques therefor
Patent No. 10446477 

Inventor(s): Koichiro Yoshimoto (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): LITTELFUSE, INC. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210335 on 12/05/2018 (314 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may include a lead frame, where the lead frame includes a central portion, and a side pad, the side pad being laterally disposed with respect to the central portion. The device may further include a thyristor device, the thyristor device comprising a semiconductor die and further comprising a gate, wherein the thyristor device is disposed on a first side of the lead frame on the central portion. The device may also include a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device electrically coupled to the gate of the thyristor device, wherein the PTC device is disposed on the side pad on the first side of the lead frame; and a thermal coupler having a first end connected to the thyristor device and a second end attached to the PTC device.

[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 devices
Patent No. 10446537 

Inventor(s): Gianluca Boselli (Plano, TX), Muhammad Yusuf Ali (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835396 on 12/07/2017 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with at least one embodiment, an ESD device comprises: a semiconductor; a pad; a ground rail; a p-well formed in the semiconductor; a first p-type region formed in the p-well and electrically coupled to the ground rail; a first n-type region formed in the p-well and electrically coupled to the pad; a second n-type region formed in the p-well and electrically coupled to the ground rail; an n-well formed in the semiconductor; a first n-type region formed in the n-well; a first p-type region formed in the n-well and electrically coupled to the pad; and a second p-type region formed in the n-well and electrically coupled to the first n-type region formed in the n-well.

[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]


Enhancement-mode/depletion-mode field-effect transistor GAN technology
Patent No. 10446544 

Inventor(s): Jinqiao Xie (Allen, TX), Jose Jimenez (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16001996 on 06/07/2018 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit die having a substrate with a first device stack disposed upon the substrate and a second device stack spaced from the first device stack and disposed upon the substrate is disclosed. The second device stack includes a first portion of a channel layer and a threshold voltage shift layer disposed between the first portion of the channel layer and the substrate, wherein the threshold voltage shift layer is configured to set a threshold voltage that is a minimum device control voltage required to create a conducting path within the first portion of the channel 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]


Partially disposed gate layer into the trenches
Patent No. 10446563 

Inventor(s): Douglas T. Grider (McKinney, TX), John H. Macpeak (Garland, TX), Xiang-Zheng Bo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15945552 on 04/04/2018 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with some examples, a system comprises a substrate layer having an outer surface. The system also comprises a plurality of trenches extending from the outer surface into the substrate layer. The system then comprises a plurality of active regions with each active region positioned between a different pair of consecutive trenches of the plurality of trenches. The system also comprises a dielectric layer disposed in each of the plurality of trenches and on each of the plurality of active regions. The system then comprises a floating gate layer disposed on the dielectric layer and extending at least partially into each of the plurality of trenches.

[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]


Integration of strained silicon germanium PFET device and silicon NFET device for FINFET structures
Patent No. 10446670 

Inventor(s): Bruce B. Doris (Slingerlands, NY), Hong He (Schenectady, NY), Junli Wang (Slingerlands, NY), Nicolas J. Loubet (Guilderland, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14953574 on 11/30/2015 (1415 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a finFET transistor device includes forming a crystalline, compressive strained silicon germanium (cSiGe) layer over a substrate; masking a first region of the cSiGe layer so as to expose a second region of the cSiGe layer; subjecting the exposed second region of the cSiGe layer to an implant process so as to amorphize a bottom portion thereof and transform the cSiGe layer in the second region to a relaxed SiGe (rSiGe) layer; performing an annealing process so as to recrystallize the rSiGe layer; epitaxially growing a tensile strained silicon layer on the rSiGe layer; and patterning fin structures in the tensile strained silicon layer and in the first region of the cSiGe 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]


Tunnel field-effect transistor and tunnel field-effect transistor production method
Patent No. 10446672 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (Shenzhen, Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908393 on 02/28/2018 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tunnel field-effect transistor (TFET) is provided. In the TFET, a channel region ([b]202[/b]) connects a source region ([b]201[/b]) and a drain region ([b]203[/b]); a pocket layer ([b]204[/b]) and a gate oxide layer ([b]205[/b]) are successively produced between the source region and a gate region ([b]206[/b]); a metal layer ([b]208[/b]) is produced in a first area in the source region, the first area is located on a side on which the source region is in contact with the pocket layer, and the pocket layer covers at least a part of the metal layer; and the pocket layer and a second area in the source region form a first tunnel junction of the TFET, and the pocket layer and the metal layer form a second tunnel junction of the TFET.

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


Vertical thermoelectric structures
Patent No. 10446734 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granby, CT), Philip L. Hower (Concord, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15162033 on 05/23/2016 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermoelectric device is disclosed which includes metal thermal terminals protruding from a top surface of an IC, connected to vertical thermally conductive conduits made of interconnect elements of the IC. Lateral thermoelectric elements are connected to the vertical conduits at one end and heatsinked to the IC substrate at the other end. The lateral thermoelectric elements are thermally isolated by interconnect dielectric materials on the top side and field oxide on the bottom side. When operated in a generator mode, the metal thermal terminals are connected to a heat source and the IC substrate is connected to a heat sink. Thermal power flows through the vertical conduits to the lateral thermoelectric elements, which generate an electrical potential. The electrical potential may be applied to a component or circuit in the IC. The thermoelectric device may be integrated into an IC without adding fabrication cost or complexity.

[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]


Phosphonium-based ionic liquids for lithium metal-based batteries
Patent No. 10446875 

Inventor(s): Fuminori Mizuno (Miyoshi, , JP), Kensuke Takechi (Ann Arbor, MI), Maria Forsyth (Ashburton, , AU), Nikhilendra Singh (Ypsilanti, MI), Patrick Howlett (Box Hill South, , AU), Robert Kerr (Croydon South, , AU), Timothy S. Arthur (A
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606964 on 05/26/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrolyte for Li-ion and other secondary electrochemical cells includes an FSI anion and at least one of methyltriethylphosphonium; trimethylisobutylphosphonium; methyltributylphosphonium; and trihexyltetradecylphosphonium. The electrolyte uniquely enables stable cell cycling even when water is present in the electrolyte at levels as high as 5000 ppm. Methyltriethylphosphonium and trimethylisobutylphosphonium-containing electrolytes are particularly effective in this water-stabilizing capacity.

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


Adjustable electric box and bracket combination
Patent No. 10447019 

Inventor(s): Paul R. Metcalfe (Solon, OH), Scott E. Urban (University Heights, OH), Steve D. Ediger (Fort Worth, TX), Weston Skye (University Heights, OH)
Assignee(s): Cantex, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Miles Stockbridge, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973196 on 05/07/2018 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electric boxes and hanging brackets and more particularly adjustable electric boxes with parallel rails for connection with reciprocal parallel grooves in a hanging bracket that is configured to connect to a support, for example, a wall stud.

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


Multi-tunnel electric motor/generator
Patent No. 10447103 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): LINEAR LABS, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15848540 on 12/20/2017 (664 days app to issue)

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

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


Load current measurement
Patent No. 10447142 

Inventor(s): Kaichien Tsai (Allen, TX), Mahesh Madhukar Mehendale (Dallas, TX), Manikandan RR (Bengaluru, , IN), Rajat Chauhan (Bengaluru, , IN), Vinod Joseph Menezes (Bengaluru, , IN), Vipul Kumar Singhal (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227314 on 12/20/2018 (299 days app to issue)

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

[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]


VBOOST signal generation
Patent No. 10447153 

Inventor(s): Nandakishore Raimar (Bangalore, , IN), Sayantan Gupta (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15495966 on 04/24/2017 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: A VBOOST generator includes, for example, a voltage regulator for generating a first power rail VX between the supply voltage VCC and ground. A clock generator is arranged to generate a clock signal oscillating between the supply voltage VCC and the voltage VCCVX. A charge pump is arranged to couple the voltage VCCVX to a first terminal of an on-substrate flyback capacitor during a first half-cycle of the first clock signal and is arranged to couple the voltage VCC to the first terminal of the flyback capacitor during a second half-cycle of the first clock signal. A pin is coupled to the substrate couples the voltage VCC+VX developed on a second terminal of the flyback capacitor during the second half-cycle of the first clock signal to an external bucket capacitor. A second charge pump is optionally included to increase the charging capacity of the VBOOST generator.

[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]


Reducing voltage rating of devices in a multilevel converter
Patent No. 10447158 

Inventor(s): Chih-Wei Chen (Sunnyvale, CA), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15200793 on 07/01/2016 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a multi-level converter is disclosed. A multi-level converter is provided with a plurality of switches connected in series and a flying capacitor connected to switch nodes of the plurality of switches. The switch nodes are biased initially to a fraction of an input voltage when the input voltage is initially applied to the plurality of switches. The flying capacitor is then precharged to a flying capacitor operating voltage. The multi-level converter is then operated after the flying capacitor is precharged by activating control signals to the plurality of switches. Diversion of precharge current by the plurality of switches may be performed while the flying capacitor is being precharged.

[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]


Inverting buck-boost power converter
Patent No. 10447161 

Inventor(s): Christian Rott (Garching, , DE), Erich Bayer (Thonhausen, , DE), Florian Neveu (Feising, , DE), Ivan Shumkov (Freising, , DE), Nicola Rasera (Unterschleissheim, , DE), Roland Bucksch (Buch am Erlbach, , DE), Stefan Reithmaier (Vilshe
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15837914 on 12/11/2017 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, a dual-phase inverting buck-boost power converter for use with at least first and second energy storage elements includes an inverting buck-boost power converter and an inverting boost converter. In an example, the inverting buck-boost power converter is coupled between an input node and an output node of the dual-phase inverting buck-boost power converter and includes a first plurality of switches operable to couple to the first energy storage element, wherein the inverting buck-boost power converter is operable to supply a first load current. In an example, the inverting boost converter is coupled in parallel with the inverting buck-boost power converter between the input node and the output node of the dual-phase inverting buck-boost power converter and includes a second plurality of switches operable to couple to the first and the second energy storage elements, wherein the inverting boost converter is operable to supply a second load current.

[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]


Linear hall device based field oriented control motor drive system
Patent No. 10447186 

Inventor(s): Anuj Jain (Lewisville, TX), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15615951 on 06/07/2017 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: A motor control system for a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) uses two linear Hall devices to produce a first signal indicative of a strength of a first magnetic field component produced by a set of rotor magnets and to simultaneously produce a second signal indicative of a strength of second magnetic field component produced by the rotor magnets that is approximately orthogonal to the first magnetic field component. An angular position and angular velocity of the rotor is calculated based on the first signal and the second signal. A plurality of phase signals is produced based on the calculated angular position and angular velocity. Current in a plurality of field windings of the motor is controlled using the plurality of phase signals.

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


Apparatus for communication across a capacitively coupled channel
Patent No. 10447202 

Inventor(s): Kumar Anurag Shrivastava (Bangalore, , IN), Sreeram Subramanyam Nasum (Bangalore, , IN), Subhashish Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427856 on 02/08/2017 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus for communication across a capacitively coupled channel are disclosed herein. An example circuit includes a first plate substantially parallel to a substrate, thereby forming a first capacitance intermediate the first plate and the substrate. A second plate is substantially parallel to the substrate and the first plate, the first plate intermediate the substrate and the second plate. A third plate is substantially parallel to the substrate, thereby forming a second capacitance intermediate the third plate and the substrate. A fourth plate is substantially parallel to the substrate and the third plate, the third plate intermediate the substrate and the fourth plate. An inductor is connected to the first plate and the third plate, the inductor to, in combination with the first capacitance and the second capacitance, form an LC amplifier.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Duty cycle correction on an interval-by-interval basis
Patent No. 10447247 

Inventor(s): Tianyu Tang (Milpitas, CA), Venkatesh Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965099 on 04/27/2018 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: A duty cycle correction system corrects for duty cycle distortion by measuring average time interval durations of consecutive intervals of an input signal. The system generates complementary ramp signals that have cross-points indicating midpoints of the intervals, and detects those cross-points. An output circuit of the duty cycle correction system generates an output signal that performs rising and falling transitions in response to the detected cross-points.

[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]


Low power energy detector
Patent No. 10447266 

Inventor(s): Anurag Arora (Bengaluru, , IN), Hariharan Nagarajan (Chittur, , IN), Sumantra Seth (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15849752 on 12/21/2017 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wakeup circuit includes an amplification stage circuit and a filter stage circuit. The amplification stage circuit is configured to, in response to receiving an input signal, generate an amplified digital signal that is proportional to the input signal. The filter stage circuit is configured to, in response to receiving a threshold number of toggles of the amplified digital signal within a pre-defined time period (such as one clock period of a clock signal), generate a wakeup signal as an output signal of the filter stage circuit.

[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]


Software reconfigurable digital phase lock loop architecture
Patent No. 10447285 

Inventor(s): Roman Staszewki (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16137850 on 09/21/2018 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel and useful apparatus for and method of software based phase locked loop (PLL). The software based PLL incorporates a reconfigurable calculation unit (RCU) that is optimized and programmed to sequentially perform all the atomic operations of a PLL or any other desired task in a time sharing manner. An application specific instruction-set processor (ASIP) incorporating the RCU includes an instruction set whose instructions are optimized to perform the atomic operations of a PLL. The RCU is clocked at a fast enough processor clock rate to insure that all PLL atomic operations are performed within a single PLL reference clock cycle.

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


Reduced noise dynamic comparator for a successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10447290 

Inventor(s): Amal Kumar Kundu (Bengaluru, , IN), Janakiraman Seetharaman (Bengaluru, , IN), Sovan Ghosh (Paschim Medinipur, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15837040 on 12/11/2017 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A comparator circuit includes a first transistor configured to receive a first input and a second transistor configured to receive a second input. The comparator circuit further includes a third transistor coupled to a terminal of each of the first and second transistors. The third transistor is configured to be controlled by a first control signal. A gate of a fifth transistor is coupled to a terminal of a fourth transistor at a first node and a gate of the fourth transistor is coupled to a terminal of the fifth transistor at a second node. A sixth transistor is coupled between the first and fourth transistors. A seventh transistor is coupled between the second and fifth transistors. A gate of the sixth transistor and a gate of the seventh transistor are coupled together at a fixed voltage level.

[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]


Arrangements for coupling the primary coil to the secondary coil
Patent No. 10447342 

Inventor(s): Christopher R. Lamon (Southlake, TX), Fredrick A. Genz (Saint Charles, IL), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), James M. Salvitti, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), James T. Darnell (Ponder, TX), Jerry A. Lomax (Katy, TX), Kenneth L. Co
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15912719 on 03/06/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a guided surface waveguide probe with a charge terminal that is elevated over a lossy conducting medium. A primary coil can be coupled to an excitation source within a substructure. A secondary coil can provide a voltage to the charge terminal with a phase delay () that matches a wave tilt angle () associated with a complex Brewster angle of incidence ([subscript]i,B[/subscript]) associated with the lossy conducting medium. The primary coil can be configured to inductively couple to the secondary coil.

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


Multi-resolution CSI feedback
Patent No. 10447368 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15543766 on 05/15/2017 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed by a radio device [b]6[/b] for Channel State Information (CSI) feedback in a communication system [b]1[/b] comprising a Radio Access Network (RAN) node [b]3[/b] comprises receiving, from the RAN node, information about a CSI Reference Signal (RS) resource, a first CSI type and a second CSI type for feedback. The method also comprises receiving, from the RAN node, a CSI feedback request for CSI measurement and feedback of the first CSI type or the second CSI type. The method also comprises measuring CSI of the indicated type based on signals received on the CSI-RS resource. The method also comprises sending, to the RAN node, a CSI report of the requested CSI type. A corresponding method in a RAN node is furthermore presented herein.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Block computing for information silo
Patent No. 10447472 

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: 15437896 on 02/21/2017 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and method for applying security measures to data sets requiring external quantum-level processing. Specifically, segmenting a data set into a plurality of data blocks/segments, such that each data block is communicated to different external entities for subsequent quantum-level computing processing of the data blocks. Once the data blocks have been quantum-level processed by the external entities and returned to the data provider/owner, the data blocks are combined to re-form the data set.

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


System and method for a federated evolved packet core service bus
Patent No. 10447494 

Inventor(s): Kaippallimalil Mathew John (Richardson, TX), Khosrow Tony Saboorian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15716294 on 09/26/2017 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of provides services including a federated service bus between distributed and evolved packet core (EPC) and a radio access network (RAN), wherein the federated service bus provides information based on a parent-child relationship between the EPC and RAN on a per-federated service basis. The information can include loading and location information.

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


System and method for full-duplex media access control using request-to-send signaling
Patent No. 10447495 

Inventor(s): Christopher W. Rice (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15942885 on 04/02/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for full-duplex communications provided by modifying the Media Access Control sub-layer of communication node protocols. The modification allows communication nodes to communicate with one another in full-duplex, where each node transmits and receives data simultaneously with other nodes in a single frequency. A timing of the simultaneous data transmissions, acknowledgments, and short-interframe-space waiting periods can be determined based on network-allocation-vector data transmitted in association with request-to-send or clear-to-send signals.

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


Multi-bias level generation and interpolation
Patent No. 10447508 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15872124 on 01/16/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a first bias level generator to generate a first bias level of a plurality of bias levels and transmit the bias level having a first voltage value, a second bias level generator to generate a second bias level of the plurality of bias levels and transmit the second bias level having a second voltage value. The device also includes a voltage divider that interpolates a subset of bias levels of the plurality of bias levels between the first bias level and the second bias level and supplies a selected bias level of the plurality of bias levels a control signal to an adjustment circuit of a decision feedback equalizer to compensate for inter-symbol interference of a bit due to a previously received bit of a bit stream.

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


Method and system for autonomous discovery of colored interface mappings across routing and optical layers
Patent No. 10447551 

Inventor(s): Randy Hehui Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16203930 on 11/29/2018 (320 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interface mapping method includes obtaining, at a network controller, device information of network devices configured to be in communication with each other through an optical network. The network devices include a plurality of colored interfaces that support a range of wavelengths for communication in the optical network. Interface information of the colored interfaces of the network devices is obtained, and optical power information associated with each of the colored interfaces is obtained. Optical power margins for a transmitter interface of the colored interfaces. The transmitter interface is controlled to transmit a power sequence based on the optical power margins, and power readings are obtained from a receiver interface of the colored interfaces. A topology between the colored interfaces is discovered based on the power sequence and the power readings.

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


End user on demand network resource instantiation
Patent No. 10447556 

Inventor(s): Melvin Tan (Richardson, TX), Robert Yates (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15711537 on 09/21/2017 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: End user on demand network resource instantiation in software-defined networks (SDN) may be provided by an SDN controller that receives an indication from a physical boost device operated by a network user. The boost device may indicate to the SDN controller that an improvement in network performance is desired by the network user. Once the indication is received, the SDN controller may implement network configuration changes for the improvement and cause the network user to be billed for the improvement.

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


Programmable and low latency switch fabric for scale-out router
Patent No. 10447585 

Inventor(s): Haoyu Song (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15409222 on 01/18/2017 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A router device comprises a memory storage storing a database with network path information and a plurality of network interface line cards. The plurality of network interface line cards receive data through a network interface of a first line card addressed to a second line card; determine a path through at least one switch from the first line card to the second line card based on the network path information stored in the database; and forward the data, the address of the second line card, and the path information to the second line card from the first line card through the at least one switch.

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


Dynamic application buffer adaptation for proxy based communication
Patent No. 10447619 

Inventor(s): Stanley Junkert (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15459439 on 03/15/2017 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may identify a proxy connection associated with a first device and a second device. An application buffer of the proxy connection may be associated with a first buffer size for at least one of the first device or the second device. The proxy connection may be associated with a video communication. The device may determine a set of parameters relating to the proxy connection. The device may determine a buffer allocation for the proxy connection based on the set of parameters. The device may perform an alteration to the application buffer of the proxy connection to cause the application buffer of the proxy connection to be associated with a second buffer size. The second buffer size may be different from the first buffer size.

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


Journaling, analysis, and archiving of electronic communications
Patent No. 10447627 

Inventor(s): Calvin R. Cochran (Tacoma, WA), Craig A. Brauff (Bellevue, WA), Justin D. Perkins (Renton, WA)
Assignee(s): ZixCorp Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15384201 on 12/19/2016 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a communication journaling and archival system which obtains content from social networks, handles re-authentication requirements which occur with respect to monitored users and social networks, includes content obtained from social networks in a journal and archiving system compatible with email journaling and archiving, and can be configured to send a journaled communication to multiple journal destinations and journal formats.

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


Trust management in an electronic environment
Patent No. 10447682 

Inventor(s): Joshua Stephen Du Lac (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Hogan Lovells US LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15272258 on 09/21/2016 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A new machine being initiated for a deployment can attempt to authenticate itself using a signed certificate, and a decision is made whether to trust the machine and issue the signed certificate. Since not all information may be readily available, a rationalization procedure can utilize the available information, as may be associated with a certificate signing request, determine to whether to trust the machine and issue the signed certificate. When the source of truth data subsequently becomes available, a justification process can use that data to determine whether the machine should be trusted and the decision to sign the certificate was proper. If the machine should not be trusted, the certificate can be revoked and the machine terminated.

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


Selectively permitting a receiver device to access a message based on authenticating the receiver device
Patent No. 10447693 

Inventor(s): Manah M. Khalil (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15943122 on 04/02/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive an indication to generate a link associated with accessing a message. The message may be intended for a shared device identifier of a receiver device identified by a receiver device identifier, where the shared device identifier is shared by multiple receiver devices. The device may generate the link using information associated with the message. The device may provide the link to the receiver device after generating the link. The device may receive a request, from a requesting device, to access the message, the request including a device identifier associated with the requesting device. The device may selectively permit or prevent access to the message, by the requesting device, based on the receiver device identifier and the device identifier associated with the requesting device.

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


Proactive intrusion protection system
Patent No. 10447722 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14950891 on 11/24/2015 (1421 days app to issue)

Abstract: An application associated with a remote device executes logic to receive, from a remote system, data identifying a plurality of compromising entities, identify an incoming communication initiated by the remote device, and identify information regarding a source of the incoming communication. Additionally, the logic determines an entity associated with the source of the incoming communication and determines that the entity associated with the source matches at least one of the plurality of compromising entities based on comparing the data identifying the plurality of compromising entities and the entity associated with the source of the incoming communication. In addition, the logic generates a signal configured to block the incoming communication.

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


Method and system for providing a dynamically updated expertise and context based peer-to-peer customer support system within a software application
Patent No. 10447777 

Inventor(s): Aleksandra Djordjevic (Plano, TX), Jorge R. Olavarrieta (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Hawley Troxell Ennis Hawley LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14788590 on 06/30/2015 (1568 days app to issue)

Abstract: Users of a software system are provided the opportunity to participate as members of a peer-to-peer support community for the software system. Profile data is obtained indicating areas of expertise associated with members and each member can designate their status as active or non-active. Context criteria data indicating a context status for each active status member is generated. The profile data and the context criteria data for each active status member of the peer-to-peer support community is used to identify one or more sub-sets of active status members of the peer-to-peer support community who share a common context to dynamically match one or more active status members within the peer-to-peer support community and allow the matched members to provide support to each other through the software system.

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


Method and apparatus for managing conference calls
Patent No. 10447862 

Inventor(s): Anup D. Karnalkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Lyft, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles LLP (Local + 20 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15974910 on 05/09/2018 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to retrieve from an address book a communication identifier for each of a plurality of participants, determine from the address book a conferencing type for each of the plurality of participants, and initiate according to the conference type and the communication identifier of each participant a Voice over Internet Protocol conference call directed to communication devices of the plurality of participants. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Motion estimation based video compression and encoding
Patent No. 10447926 

Inventor(s): Marcus-Alan Gilbert (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14745291 on 06/19/2015 (1579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video capture device may include multiple cameras that simultaneously capture video data. The video capture device may include one or more motion sensors that track the motion of the video capture device during video capture. Using the motion data, motion vectors can be calculated and used by an encoder to compress and encode a stream of video data. The motion vectors calculated for one stream of video data can then be used to compress and encode a second stream of video data due to the symmetry of a first camera that captured the first video stream and a second camera that captured the second video stream. The video capture device and/or remote computing resources may stitch together the first and second video streams to generate a panoramic video.

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


Controlled-environment facility video communications monitoring system
Patent No. 10447968 

Inventor(s): Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX), Scott D. Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15941062 on 03/30/2018 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: Video communications of residents of a controlled-environment facility are monitored to detect instances of non-verbal communications within the video, such as the display of written messages and hand signals. Residents may participate in live video visitation sessions with non-residents. Video recordings are generated for each video feed of the live video visitation. During the live video visitation, indications of non-verbal communications displayed in the live video are detected. If indications of non-verbal communications are detected in the live video, the recorded video is annotated to specify the locations of the detected indications in the recording. Upon completion of the video visitation session, post-processing of the recorded video detects additional indications of displayed non-verbal communication. The additional indications may be detected at proximal locations to the annotations and may be detected based on sampling frames of the recording to detect changes in the color balance indicating the display of a message surface.

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


Method, system and computer program product for adjusting a convergence plane of a stereoscopic image
Patent No. 10447985 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Ming-Jun Chen (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15155147 on 05/16/2016 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: First and second views of a stereoscopic image are received. In response to determining that the stereoscopic image has a predominance of foreground features, a convergence plane of the stereoscopic image is adjusted to improve a depth resolution of at least one foreground feature within the stereoscopic image for display to a human by a display device. In response to determining that the stereoscopic image has a predominance of background features, the convergence plane is adjusted to position at least most of the stereoscopic image as background features for display to the human by the display device.

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


Method and system to improve the performance of a video encoder
Patent No. 10448022 

Inventor(s): Kedar Chitnis (Bangalore, , IN), Manoj Koul (Bangalore, , IN), Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Bangalore, , IN), Peter Labaziewicz (Allen, TX), Soyeb Nagori (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ebby Abraham (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15294389 on 10/14/2016 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and system to improve the performance of a video encoder. The method includes processing an initial video signal in a front-end image pre-processor to obtain a processed video signal and processor information respecting the signal, providing the processed video signal and the processor information to a video encoder, and encoding the video signal in the video encoder according to the processor information to provide an encoded video signal for storage. The system includes a video pre-processor connectable to receive an initial video signal. The video encoder in communication with the video pre-processor receives a processed video signal and a processor information. A storage medium in communication with the video encoder stores an encoded video signal.

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


Low-complexity two-dimensional (2D) separable transform design with transpose buffer management
Patent No. 10448023 

Inventor(s): Osman Gokhan Sezer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16005463 on 06/11/2018 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods are provided for reducing the size of a transpose buffer used for computation of a two-dimensional (2D) separable transform. Scaling factors and clip bit widths determined for a particular transpose buffer size and the expected transform sizes are used to reduce the size of the intermediate results of applying the 2D separable transform. The reduced bit widths of the intermediate results may vary across the intermediate results. In some embodiments, the scaling factors and associated clip bit widths may be adapted during encoding.

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


Significance map encoding and decoding using partition selection
Patent No. 10448052 

Inventor(s): Dake He (Waterloo, , CA), Gergely Ferenc Korodi (Waterloo, , CA), Jinwen Zan (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): VELOS MEDIA, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15712640 on 09/22/2017 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are describe in which significance maps are encoded and decoded using non-spatially-uniform partitioning of the map into parts, wherein the bit positions within each part are associated with a given context. Example partition sets and processes for selecting from amongst predetermined partition sets and communicating the selection to the decoder are described.

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


Retrieving media content
Patent No. 10448066 

Inventor(s): Jorge Alberto Parada Serrano (Irving, TX), Kiran Kumar Sripada (Irving, TX), Krishna Prasad Puttagunta (Irving, TX), Raghuveer Boinapalli (Irving, TX), Venkat Krishna Mohan Dasyam (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15513714 on 09/23/2015 (1483 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for retrieving media data. The method comprises: receiving webpage data at an application running on a computing device; rendering a webpage based on the webpage data using a rendering engine native to the computing device; identifying a media element in the webpage, wherein the media element includes data identifying media data stored at a media server which is remote from the computing device; and replacing the media element in the webpage with a dummy element comprising code which, when executed, invokes a media handler provided by the application; retrieving, by the media handler, the media data from the media server; and providing the media data to a first media player component for playback.

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


PVR assist information for HEVC bitstreams
Patent No. 10448069 

Inventor(s): Akira Osamoto (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15017581 on 02/05/2016 (1348 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for processing a video stream are disclosed. A first tier value may be assigned to each of a plurality of SHRAP pictures in a first video stream. A reference tier value may be assigned to pictures in the first video stream that may be used as reference pictures. A plurality of discard tier values may be assigned to pictures in the first video stream that may be discarded during trick mode operations and do not depend on other pictures assigned one of the plurality of discard tier values. A trick mode operation may then be performed, wherein the presentation of pictures in the first video stream is dependent upon assignment of tier values.

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


Set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10448092 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15675356 on 08/11/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Content, such as the Internet, movies, music, or games, for example, may be imported from the programmable device and reformatted at the set-top box for display on a television via the television output, thereby creating an experience on the television parallel to the experience on the programmable device. Virtual remote control functionality may then be provided by a spoken sequence of words.

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


Systems and methods for vehicle external audio volume indication and control of the same
Patent No. 10448180 

Inventor(s): Sean L. Helm (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16177538 on 11/01/2018 (348 days app to issue)

Abstract: An external audio range indication system, for a vehicle, includes an audio system, a display device, and an electronic control unit. The audio system includes a plurality of speakers. The plurality of speakers is configured to output an audio content. The electronic control unit is operatively connected to the audio system and the display device. The electronic control unit includes a processor and a memory unit coupled to the processor. The memory unit stores logic that, when executed by the processor, causes the electronic control unit to determine an external audio range of the audio content output from the plurality of speakers, the external audio range being a range from the vehicle at which the audio content output from the plurality of speakers is audible by parties external to the vehicle, and control the display device to display the external audio 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]


Wireless network and method with communications error trend analysis
Patent No. 10448209 

Inventor(s): Mark Jefferson Reed (Tucson, AZ), Stephen Michael Palik (Redondo Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): TRAXCELL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Mitch Harris, Atty at Law, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116215 on 08/29/2018 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile wireless network and a method of operation provide tracking of mobile devices and case file generation initiated upon detecting communications errors. The case files contain trends corresponding to the communications errors by analyzing parameters of the communications. The trends are compared to stored patterns that represent particular error types and resolutions so that corrective action can be taken on the network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for dynamic CSI feedback
Patent No. 10448274 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153944 on 10/08/2018 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing Channel State Information (CSI) feedback in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In some embodiments, a base station of a cellular communications network disables inter-subframe channel interpolation of CSI-RS estimates across subframes at the wireless device and receives one or more CSI reports from the wireless device that are generated by the wireless device with inter-subframe channel interpolation of CSI-RS estimates across subframes disabled in response to the base station disabling inter-subframe channel interpolation of CSI-RS estimates across subframes at the wireless device. In this manner, CSI feedback is improved particularly in embodiments in which the base station transmits a beamformed CSI-RS resource(s) and reuses the same CSI-RS resource(s) for different beams over time.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for handovers in a dual connectivity communications system
Patent No. 10448289 

Inventor(s): Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Xuelong Wang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15655994 on 07/21/2017 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a first access node in a dual connectivity (DuCo) handover includes receiving an event trigger for a combined event from a user equipment (UE), sending to a second access node, a combined instruction for primary secondary cell (PSCell) addition and a role change with the second access node in accordance with the event trigger, adding as the second access node as a PSCell, and indicating to the UE, a role change between the first access node and the second access node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Calling line/name identification of enterprise subscribers in mobile calls
Patent No. 10448309 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Lathan Lewis (Dallas, TX), Patricia Landgren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15607572 on 05/29/2017 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, server, and method of DTMF detection in a VoIP network.

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


Power management for distributed antenna system
Patent No. 10448324 

Inventor(s): Matthew Thomas Melester (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15692662 on 08/31/2017 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects involve power management subsystems for a distributed antenna system (”DAS”) or other telecommunication system. The power management subsystem can include a measurement module and an optimization module. The measurement module can monitor a utilization metric for a remote unit in the DAS or other telecommunication system. The power optimization module can determine whether the remote unit is underutilized based on the monitored utilization metric. The power optimization module can configure the remote unit for a low-power operation in response to determining that the remote unit is underutilized.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Scheduling of paging notifications supporting beam sweeping
Patent No. 10448360 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16040211 on 07/19/2018 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A paging method is disclosed. In an embodiment a method for paging monitoring implemented by a user equipment (UE) includes hashing an identity of the UE to determine a paging frame in which a page is to be sent to the UE and to determine a position of an indicator in a bitmap to be sent to the UE, wherein a value of the indicator indicates whether a page message associated with a paging group to which the UE belongs is transmitted in a current paging cycle, selecting a first downlink beamformed beam from a plurality of beams within the determined paging frame, receiving the bitmap from the first downlink beam and determining that the value of the indicator indicates that the page message is transmitted in the current paging cycle and, based thereon, receiving and decoding the page message to determine whether the UE is being paged.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enhanced downlink control channel configuration for LTE
Patent No. 10448379 

Inventor(s): Ralf Matthias Bendlin (Plano, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13887305 on 05/04/2013 (2355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a wireless communication system (FIG. [b]4[/b]) is disclosed. The method includes receiving downlink control information ([b]702[/b]) for transmission to a user equipment (UE) in enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH). A pseudo-random number generator is initialized ([b]706[/b]) for generating a pseudo-random sequence. A plurality of demodulation reference signals (DMRS) are generated with the pseudo-random sequence. The plurality of DMRS is mapped with the EPDCCH and transmitted to the UE ([b]712[/b]).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Resource indication processing method, computer readable medium, access point and station
Patent No. 10448383 

Inventor(s): Phillip Barber (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593533 on 05/12/2017 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resource indication method in a wireless local area network is provided, where the method includes generating, by an access point, a data frame that includes a preamble, where the preamble includes a signaling indication part B (SIG-B), the SIG-B includes a common part and a user part following the common part. The common part is used to indicate a quantity of scheduled stations, identification information of the scheduled station, and a location of communication resource information of the scheduled station in the user part, the user part is used to indicate the communication resource information of the scheduled station, and the communication resource information includes resource indication information, MCS information of a data part, spatial flow quantity information, or power control information; and sending the data frame.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for coordinating multi-point transmission in advanced wireless systems
Patent No. 10448408 

Inventor(s): Li Guo (Allen, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15666268 on 08/01/2017 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) reporting in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), configuration information for the CSI reporting, configuring a plurality of combinations of resources out of a pool of resources, wherein the pool of resources includes two channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs) and one channel state information-interference measurement (CSI-IM) based on the configuration information, wherein the two CSI-RSs include CSI-RS[b]1[/b] and CSI-RS[b]2[/b], deriving CSI values from the plurality of combinations of resources, respectively, to generate a CSI report message; and transmitting, to the BS, the CSI report message including the CSI values.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for device random access in a beamformed communications system
Patent No. 10448417 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Kai Xu (Beijing, , CN), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Xiaocui Li (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15625403 on 06/16/2017 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for communicating with an access node includes receiving measurement table information from the access node, wherein the measurement table information is derived from measurements of communications channels between access nodes and user equipments (UEs) served by the access nodes, determining an access strategy and an associated access parameter for a shared communications channel in accordance with the measurement table information, and transmitting an uplink transmission on the shared communications channel in accordance with the associated access parameter after obtaining access to the shared communications channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Component sheet and method of singulating
Patent No. 10448511 

Inventor(s): Nageswararau Krishnan (Kuala Lumpur, , MY), Wan Mohd Misuari Suleiman (Kaula Lumpur, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973039 on 05/07/2018 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sheet of electronic components includes a plurality of electronic components. A plurality of connecting members mechanically connects the electronic components together. A first fiducial marker is located at a first predetermined location on the sheet and a second fiducial marker is located at a second predetermined location on the sheet.

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


Systems and assemblies for cooling server racks
Patent No. 10448539 

Inventor(s): Earl Keisling (Ridgefield, CT), Gerald McDonnell (Poughquag, NY), John Costakis (Hyde Park, NY), Michael Welch (Ridgefield, CT)
Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590596 on 05/09/2017 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling assembly for cooling server racks includes a server rack enclosure sub-assembly that includes at least one panel member defining a volume for receiving one or more server racks having a front portion and a rear portion, at least one of the panel members is a rear panel member; at least one frame member defines an opening for receiving the rear portion of the server racks to form a hot space between the rear panel member and the combination of the frame member and the rear portion of the server racks; a cooling sub-assembly disposed in thermal communication with the hot space to cool at least one server supported in the server rack and including a chassis receiving at least one heat exchange member for exchanging heat between a refrigerant fluid flowing through the heat exchange member and fluid flowing through the hot space heated by the server.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Front bumper assembly for a model vehicle
Patent No. D863457 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29623930 on 10/27/2017 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chilled beam
Patent No. D863521 

Inventor(s): Ernest Freeman (Dallas, TX), Honghui Zhang (Richardson, TX), Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville, TX), Keith Glasch (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29621394 on 10/06/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chilled beam
Patent No. D863522 

Inventor(s): Ernest Freeman (Dallas, TX), Honghui Zhang (Richardson, TX), Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville, TX), Keith Glasch (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29621397 on 10/06/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chilled beam
Patent No. D863523 

Inventor(s): Ernest Freeman (Dallas, TX), Honghui Zhang (Richardson, TX), Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville, TX), Keith Glasch (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29621400 on 10/06/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cosmetic compact
Patent No. D863685 

Inventor(s): Alexa Hanna (Addison, TX), Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29627401 on 11/27/2017 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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