Dallas Invents: 143 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 20

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

Patents granted include:
• Alcon's intraocular lens compositions
Facebook's location-based content aggregation and distribution
• FedEx's loss prevention tracking system
Halliburton's wireless activation of wellbore tools
Lynntech's undersea vehicle
USAA's appliance monitoring sensors
Vinli's cloud integrated vehicle platform

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Oct. 20, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 34
SanDisk Technologies (Addison) 7
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 3
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2

UNASSIGNED 14


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Arthur John Redfern (Plano) 3
Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 3
Anand G. Dabak (Plano) 2
Asheesh Bhardwaj (Allen) 2
Boon Loong Ng (Plano) 2
Heath Niemi (Southlake) 2
Jayachandra Varma (Irving) 2
Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2
Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving) 2


ART CLASS COUNTS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 10
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 8
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 8
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 5
H: ELECTRICITY 52
G: PHYSICS 51
DESIGN: 5


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

102 days
Enhanced mobility wheelchair
Patent No. 10806649
UNASSIGNED
Inventors: Kenneth Ray Cox (Arlington, TX, US)

3,434 days
Method of producing thermoelectric material
Patent No. 10811160
Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX, US)
Inventors: Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI, US), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI, US), Takuji Kita (Susono, JP)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Vented specimen retrieval bag
Patent No. 10806436 

Inventor(s): Roger R. Lim, Sr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983825 on 05/18/2018 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vented specimen retrieval bag assists in removal of air and fluid around a specimen so that a specimen pouch can be compressed around a specimen and removed from a smaller incision during surgery. Removal of air and fluid may be active, by way of vacuum, or by passive venting.

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


Intraocular lens compositions
Patent No. 10806566 

Inventor(s): Ahmad R. Hadba (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas A. Callaghan (Fort Worth, TX), Xuwei Jiang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16005856 on 06/12/2018 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides novel intraocular lens compositions comprising a hydroxyl functional acrylic monomer and have a high Abbe number, minimal glistenings, and suitable mechanical properties for small incision delivery.

[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]


Optical material and method for modifying the refractive index
Patent No. 10806567 

Inventor(s): Dharmendra M. Jani (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Law Firm: Harter Secrest Emery LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923443 on 03/16/2018 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for modifying the refractive index of an optical, polymeric material. The method comprises irradiating select regions of the optical, polymeric material with a focused, visible or near-IR laser having a pulse energy from 0.05 nJ to 1000 nJ. The irradiation results in the formation of refractive optical structures, which exhibit little or no scattering loss. The method can he used to modify the refractive index of an intraocular lens following the surgical implantation of the intraocular lens in a human eye. The invention is also directed to an optical device comprising refractive optical structures, which exhibit little or no scattering loss and are characterized by a positive change in refractive index.

[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]


Surgical tool for forming incisions in ocular tissue with tip providing visibility and related apparatus and method
Patent No. 10806631 

Inventor(s): David G. Ozinga (Flower Mound, TX), David J. Schanzlin (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Refocus Group, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101857 on 08/13/2018 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical tool includes a housing having a driver and a surgical blade configured to be bi-directionally rotated by the driver. The surgical tool also includes a footplate configured to receive the surgical blade. The footplate includes a bottom portion configured to rest on ocular tissue of a patient”s eye. The bottom portion includes a slot configured to allow passage of a portion of the surgical blade through the bottom portion of the footplate and into the ocular tissue of the patient”s eye. The footplate also includes multiple walls having multiple openings. The openings are configured to receive additional portions of the surgical blade such that the surgical blade is rotatable relative to the footplate. The footplate further includes an additional opening or open side configured to allow viewing of the surgical blade and the slot during use.

[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]


Enhanced mobility wheelchair
Patent No. 10806649 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Ray Cox (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925735 on 07/10/2020 (102 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enhanced mobility wheelchair with semi-autonomous control logic includes criteria for selecting level, stair, and slope modes. Each mode progresses through criteria-invoked phases as the wheelchair travels. Each axis performs an assigned duty for each mode and phase combination to seek a defined target. Control logic invokes stair mode from the level mode when steps are sensed. Criteria restricts negotiating obstacle angles and heights encountered beyond capability and permits reversed travel to exit obstacle. Front and rear support systems include the ability to sense both forward and backward facing steps by adding distance sensors, sensing linkage and rotary sensors. Legrest adjustment raises the feet for forward step climbing and shortens the wheelchair length for tight turns. Steep down slope and steep up slope modes are invoked from a small angle slope mode. Absolute measurement of spider rotation and spider cam engagement does not require adjustment.

[A61G] TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS (appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk A61H 3/00); OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES (embalming corpses A01N 1/00)


Massage apparatus, systems and methods
Patent No. 10806660 

Inventor(s): James Alan Palma, Jr. (Coppell, TX), Jerry Douglas Leopold (Yukon, OK), Mitchell Edmund Ziska (Little Elm, TX), Richard Loy Smith, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RLSmith Holdings LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731687 on 12/31/2019 (294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A massage system includes a massage head configured to contact a treatment region of a patient during a massage treatment procedure, a body having a handle, a connector having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is releasable secured to the body and the second end is coupled to the massage head, a motor positioned within the body and configured to drive movement of the massage head relative to the body, and a platform configured to be placed against the patient during a massage treatment procedure. The platform defines an opening. The platform is positioned so that the massage head extends at least partially through the opening during movement of the massage head relative to the body, and the platform surrounds the massage head in at least one dimension during movement of the massage head relative to the body.

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


Systems and method for deep brain stimulation therapy
Patent No. 10806929 

Inventor(s): Lalit Venkatesan (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Pacesetter, Inc. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15981687 on 05/16/2018 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for performing deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy are provided. The method and system include pre-operatively acquiring at least one pre-operative image of the brain with at least one imaging sub-system and determining a location of a Nucleus Basalls of Meynert (NBM) for therapy in the at least one pre-operative image, and intra-operatively acquiring at least one intra-operative image of the brain after obtaining an access opening through the skull. The method and system further provide performing surgical planning based on the pre-operative image in the intra-operative image, advancing a lead having DBS electrodes on the lead to a target position proximate to or within the NBM area, and coupling the lead to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) configured to deliver DBS pulses through the DBS electrodes to the NBM. Further, the IPG is configured to deliver DBS pulses for treating symptoms associated with Alzheimer”s disease.

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


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. 10808337 

Inventor(s): Arun Agarwal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120216 on 08/31/2018 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes drawing each of multiple partially oriented yarns from a corresponding supply package to form an oriented yarn, twisting and detwisting filaments within the oriented yarn to provide texture thereto, to provide a low stability interlacing during weaving, and to intermingle the filaments comprising the oriented yarn, and applying a uniform air pressure to the oriented yarn to provide a counter-twist. The method also includes forming a multi-pick yarn package based on winding all formed oriented yarns, which serve as weft yarns forming adjacent substantially parallel yarns wound together, onto a spool, simultaneously inserting the weft yarns in a single pick insertion event of a loom apparatus, conveying the weft yarns across a warp shed of the loom apparatus through a set of warp yarns, and interlacing the set of warp yarns and the conveyed weft yarns to produce an incremental length of a woven textile fabric.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)


System and method for providing individualized virtual reality for an amusement attraction
Patent No. 10809535 

Inventor(s): Daryl White (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Dreamcraft Attractions LTD. (Victoria, British Columbia, , CA)
Law Firm: Tomlinson McKinstry, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944628 on 04/03/2018 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing virtual reality imagery to a rider of an amusement attraction, the system having a headgear piece for securing a viewing screen to a head of the rider. The rider rides upon an actuated motion base that moves the viewing screen behind the user until a lap bar is secured over the user”s lap.

[A63G] MERRY-GO-ROUNDS; SWINGS; ROCKING-HORSES (swings or rocking horses as nursery furniture A47D 13/10); CHUTES; SWITCHBACKS; SIMILAR DEVICES FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENT


Method for encoding video
Patent No. 10812799 

Inventor(s): Christopher Segall (Camas, WA), Kiran Misra (Vancouver, WA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16458644 on 07/01/2019 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for decoding video includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one time. Each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another. Each of the at least one slice is characterized that it is decoded independently of the other the at least one slice. Each of the at least one tile is characterized that it is a rectangular region of the frame and having coding units for the decoding arranged in a raster scan order. The at least one tile of the frame are collectively arranged in a raster scan order of the frame.

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


 

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

Phone grip floss dispenser apparatus
Patent No. 10806552 

Inventor(s): Lisa Demoss (Kemp, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552161 on 08/27/2019 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phone grip floss dispenser apparatus for securing a cellphone and conveniently dispensing dental floss includes a base. An adhesive is coupled to the base and is configured to secure the base to a cellphone. An expandable grip body has a foldable lower portion and upper portion to move the grip body between a collapsed position and an extended position. A cap bottom is coupled to the upper portion and has a threaded outer lip having a notch. A floss spool is coupled to the cap bottom and has a spool body and a length of dental floss windingly coupled around the spool body. A cap top is coupled to the cap bottom and has an inner threading selectively engageable with the outer lip of the cap bottom to secure the floss spool. The dental floss is dispensed through the notch.

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


Separation apparatus with screen having fixed, non-uniform openings
Patent No. 10807126 

Inventor(s): Joseph H. Gold (Dallas, TX), Kevin C. Cogan (Oak Point, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16445850 on 06/19/2019 (489 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel separation screen, a separation apparatus utilizing the separation screen, and a method for product separation are disclosed herein. The separation apparatus includes a housing defining a separation chamber having an inlet and a plurality of outlet orifices. A separation screen, which is located within the separation chamber, has a plurality of openings having fixed, non-uniform sizes. The separation apparatus also includes an adjustable feed placement device located upstream from the separation screen to direct a feed stream to a selected region of the separation screen to achieve a desired size distribution in each of the product streams.

[B07B] SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS BY SIEVING, SCREENING, OR SIFTING OR BY USING GAS CURRENTS; OTHER SEPARATING BY DRY METHODS APPLICABLE TO BULK MATERIAL, e.g. LOOSE ARTICLES FIT TO BE HANDLED LIKE BULK MATERIAL (wet separating processes, sorting by processes using fluent material in the same way as liquid B03; combinations of dry separating apparatus with wet separating apparatus B03B; using liquids B03B, B03D; sorting by magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges or vortex apparatus for carrying out physical processes B04; hand sorting, postal sorting, sorting by switching or other devices actuated in response to detection or measurement of some feature of articles or samples of material B07C)


Retractable sunscreen
Patent No. 10807447 

Inventor(s): Traci Pettit (Decatur, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133758 on 09/18/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: The dashboard-mounted retractable sunscreen comprises a sunshade, a dual hook mechanism and a plurality of jacks. The dual hook mechanism: a) adds one or more additional hooks to the top rod; and, b) allows the position of each of the plurality of hooks to move in a direction parallel to the center axis of the top rod.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Cooling systems for vehicle interior surfaces
Patent No. 10807629 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, 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: 16458884 on 07/01/2019 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle steering wheel includes a first volume of phase change material and a second volume of phase change material spaced apart from the first volume of phase change material. The first volume of phase change material contains a greater mass of phase change material than the second volume of phase change material. A first wall forms a rim of the steering wheel. The first wall is in direct contact with both the first volume of phase change material and the second volume of phase change material, so as to facilitate heat transfer between the first volume of phase change material and the second volume of phase change material.

[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)


Undersea vehicle and method for operating the same
Patent No. 10807692 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Hitchens (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983359 on 05/18/2018 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an underwater vehicle power unit and method of operating the same comprising: a fuel and waste stack comprising one or more reactant or fuel storage bladders and one or more waste storage bladders that are volumetrically and gravitationally balanced during operation; a fuel reactor that generates hydrogen; a fuel cell capable of generating an electrical current when exposed to hydrogen; and a controller that controls the flow of fuel into the hydrogen generator, the flow of hydrogen into the fuel cell and the flow of waste from the hydrogen generator, and/or the fuel cell into the one or more waste storage bladders.

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


Track integrated with rails, outer mold line, and support for step loads
Patent No. 10807694 

Inventor(s): Jean Pierre Paradis (Sainte Therese, , CA), Joshua Allan Edler (Dallas, TX), Steve Pothier (Blainville, , CA), Tomy Turcotte (Terrebonne, , CA)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16001477 on 06/06/2018 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a track comprises a plurality of members coupled to one another. The plurality of members comprises a first member, a second member, and a third member. The first member is operable to couple the track to an aircraft. The second member forms a first rail. The third member forms a second rail. In addition, the third member comprises at least a portion of an outer mold line of the aircraft. Moreover, the third member is operable to support a step load. The first rail and the second rail are operable to guide movement of an aircraft component along the track.

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


Adaptable rotor blade design for performance flexibility
Patent No. 10807705 

Inventor(s): Andrew Ryan Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Mark E. Wasikowski (Keller, TX), Nolan B. Phillips (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Forth Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15469463 on 03/24/2017 (1306 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a rotor blade may comprise a blade body, a spar structure, and a blade nose. The blade body may comprise a skin, wherein the skin is configured to form an airfoil shape, and wherein the airfoil shape comprises an inboard end, an outboard end, a leading edge, and a trailing edge. The spar structure may comprise a first spar cap and a second spar cap, wherein the first spar cap is coupled to an upper portion of the skin, and wherein the second spar cap is coupled to a lower portion of the skin. The blade nose may comprise a cavity, wherein the cavity is configured to house a plurality of modular weights at a plurality of radial blade locations, wherein the plurality of radial blade locations comprises a range of locations between the inboard end and the outboard end.

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


Puncture-resistant storage systems and devices
Patent No. 10807733 

Inventor(s): Danielle Vann (Hurst, TX), Joseph Daniel Leachman (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15939849 on 03/29/2018 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage system is provided in one example embodiment and may include a storage device that may include a plurality of outer walls; and a liner that covers one or more of the outer walls, wherein the liner comprises a woven material that is puncture-resistant. A storage device is provided in another example embodiment and may include a plurality of outer walls, wherein at least one of the outer walls comprises a woven material that is puncture-resistant. A vehicle is provided in another example embodiment and may include a fuel system that includes a fuel cell. The fuel cell may include a plurality of outer walls, and at least one of: a puncture-resistant liner covers one or more of the outer walls; and one or more of the outer walls comprises a woven material that is puncture resistant.

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


 

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

Process for continuous acetic acid production
Patent No. 10807935 

Inventor(s): Ronald D. Shaver (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178903 on 11/02/2018 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for producing acetic acid that involves operating the flash vessel and first column at the lowest possible pressure for a given production rate is described. Low pressures are achieved by operating on a back pressure established by a vapor discharge from an absorbing system. This reduces the pressure differential to allow steady and efficient acetic acid production.

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


Aromatic compounds and uses thereof
Patent No. 10807948 

Inventor(s): Bin Wang (Dallas, TX), Darryl David Dixon (Somerset, NJ), Eli M. Wallace (Richardson, TX), Hanbiao Yang (Coppell, TX), James P. Rizzi (Irving, TX), John A. Josey (Dallas, TX), Jonas Grina (Coppell, TX), Paul Wehn (Dal
Assignee(s): PELOTON THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15556153 on 03/04/2016 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are substituted indane derivatives useful as HIF-2 inhibitors. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising said indane derivatives and methods of using said indane derivatives for treating proliferative diseases, such as renal cell carcinoma and von Hippel-Lindau disease, and other conditions associated with HIF-2 activity are also disclosed.

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


Solid oven cleaning composition and methods for the preparation and use thereof
Patent No. 10808205 

Inventor(s): Eric Matthew Montes (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): MAGNUS PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Childs Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16803790 on 02/27/2020 (236 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solid oven cleaning composition is disclosed herein, as well as processes for preparation of the composition and methods for use of the same. A benefit to the solid oven cleaning composition can be providing a solid composition that is compact in size yet effective and efficient to use for cleaning the surfaces of an oven. Benefits to the solid oven cleaning composition can be enabling the use of less cleaning product and less time for cleaning an oven. A benefit to the solid oven cleaning composition can be the requirement of less space for shipment and storage.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Systems and methods for automating the application of friction-modifying coatings
Patent No. 10808368 

Inventor(s): Jack D. Stone, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Jeff Rainwater (Midlothian, TX), Keith Rainwater (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): DBI HOLDING, LLC (Hazleton, PA)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438300 on 06/11/2019 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for the application of friction-modifying coatings to roadways, walkways, pathways and other areas subject to vehicular, human or animal traffic, the system and method comprising the controlled, simultaneous application of binder and filler to a surface of a substrate, using a mobile device which passes over the substrate as the binder and filler are being applied. The system includes a frame coupled to a vehicle. A binder applicator is mounted on the frame and includes an array of spray nozzles coupled to a resin container. An air knife is mounted on the frame and coupled to an air compressor for generating an air curtain. An aggregate dispenser bar including at least one aggregate dispenser is coupled to an aggregate bin and mounted on the frame for dispensing aggregate.

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


Stabilizing features in a wear member assembly
Patent No. 10808383 

Inventor(s): Isai Diaz (Arlington, TX), Mohamad Bilal (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Hensley Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541463 on 08/15/2019 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wear member assembly may include a nose attachable to a bucket lip. The nose may include a rear portion having a first set of substantially planar surfaces including a first, second, and third subset of surfaces. The third subset of surfaces may be angled and positioned between the first subset of surfaces and the second subset of surfaces. The nose may also include a forward portion positioned forwardly adjacent to the rear portion, the forward portion having a second set of substantially planar surfaces including a fourth, fifth, and sixth subset of surfaces. The sixth set of surfaces may be angled and positioned between the first subset of surfaces and the second subset of surfaces. The wear member assembly may also include a wear member having a cavity comprising rear and forward bearing surfaces corresponding to the third and sixth subset of surfaces.

[E02F] DREDGING; SOIL-SHIFTING (winning peat E21C 49/00)


Ceiling support systems
Patent No. 10808401 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Solis (Frisco, TX), Steven J. Purdie (Allen, TX), Wah G. Jeung (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002849 on 06/07/2018 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ceiling support system includes a support beam configured to enable modular assembly of the dropped ceiling and including a core portion. A length of a face of the core portion extends along a first axis transverse to a length of first and second lateral sides of the core portion, which extends along a second axis. The support beam includes a base, a first hook extension having a first clip ledge extending from the first lateral side of the core portion and a first lip extending from a first distal edge of the first clip ledge, and a second hook extension having a second clip ledge extending from the first lateral side of the core portion and a second lip extending from a second distal edge of the second clip ledge. The first hook extension and the second hook extension are configured to receive a slidable joining clip therebetween.

[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)


Collapsible, portable toilet facility
Patent No. 10808414 

Inventor(s): Lance McClendon (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sheri Higgins Law (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16326803 on 08/20/2016 (1522 days app to issue)

Abstract: A collapsible, portable toilet facility includes: a back wall; a front frame; at least two side wall frames, wherein the side wall frames are converted between a retracted position and an expanded position, wherein the depth of the side wall frames relative to the back wall is greater in the expanded position compared to the retracted position, wherein each side wall frame comprises two or more side wall members connected to each other at a pivot point, and wherein the side wall members circumvolve around the pivot point during conversion from the retracted position and the expanded position; and at least one of a urinal or a toilet.

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


Establishing communication downhole between wellbores
Patent No. 10808482 

Inventor(s): Thomas E. Burky (Alvarado, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112028 on 08/24/2018 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of establishing fluid communication between wellbores can include forming a flow path from one wellbore to another wellbore, a flow area of the flow path increasing in a direction from the first wellbore toward the second wellbore. An explosive assembly for use in a well can include an explosive device having multiple explosive charges, the explosive charges producing longitudinal shock waves that collide with each other and result in a laterally directed shock wave, and a shield that focuses the laterally directed shock wave into a predetermined angular range of less than 360 degrees. A method of establishing fluid communication between wellbores can include forming a flow path from one wellbore to another wellbore, the flow path intersecting an uncased portion of the second 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]


Hydraulic fracturing system, apparatus, and method
Patent No. 10808488 

Inventor(s): Brian C. Witkowski (Weatherford, TX), Duc Thanh Tran (Spring, TX), Nadiya Fuller (Plano, TX), Nuder Said (Fort Worth, TX), Peter Walter (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16352362 on 03/13/2019 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus according to which a subterranean formation in which a wellbore extends is hydraulically fractured, the apparatus comprising first and second manifolds, the first manifold including first and second flow lines adapted to be in fluid communication with first and second pumps, respectively, the first pump being adapted to pressurize fluid received from the first flow line, and the second pump being adapted to pressurize fluid received from the second flow line, and the second manifold including a third flow line adapted to convey pressurized fluid from the first and second pumps to the wellbore to hydraulically fracture the subterranean formation in which the wellbore extends. The apparatus is adapted to be connected to another apparatus used to hydraulically fracture the subterranean formation in which the wellbore extends by moving one, or both, of the first and second flow lines relative to the third flow line.

[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]


Deploying sealant used in magnetic rheological packer
Patent No. 10808495 

Inventor(s): Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15571666 on 09/15/2016 (1496 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to magnetic rheological packer systems that seal an annulus in a downhole wellbore. In one embodiment, the seal is formed from a two-part epoxy and magnetorheological composition. The epoxy and magnetorheological compositions are allowed to be shaped by a magnetic field provided by one or more magnets exerting a magnetic field to place the packer seal.

[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]


Wireless activation of wellbore tools
Patent No. 10808523 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX), Zahed Kabir (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15521770 on 11/25/2014 (2156 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a well tool. The well tool system includes a receiving tool including two ends positioned in a wellbore tubular in a predetermined orientation. The receiving tool is configured to transition from an inactive state to an active state in response to a triggering signal. The well tool system further includes a transmitting tool at a surface and proximate to the receiving tool. The transmitting tool is configured to wirelessly transmit the triggering signal to the receiving tool using inductive coupling based on the predetermined orientation.

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


 

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

 

Appliance monitoring sensors
Patent No. 10808351 

Inventor(s): Matthew Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15863012 on 01/05/2018 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sensor units that includes a power source, a communication interface, and a sensor coupled to the power source and the communication interface. The sensor is calibrated to connect the power source to the communication interface upon an occurrence of a condition in an appliance. The sensor, thereby, permits the communication interface to transmit data indicating the condition to a computing device. Methods, systems, and apparatus, for monitoring such sensor units.

[F26B] DRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM (drying devices for combines A01D 41/133; racks for drying fruit or vegetables A01F 25/12; drying foodstuffs A23; drying hair A45D 20/00; body-drying implements A47K 10/00; drying household articles A47L; drying gases or vapours B01D; chemical or physical processes for dewatering or like separating liquids from solids B01D 43/00; centrifugal apparatus B04; drying ceramics C04B 33/30; drying yarns or fabrics in association with some other form of treatment D06C; drying frames for laundry without heating or positive air circulation, domestic laundry-or spin-driers, wringing or hot pressing laundry D06F; furnaces, kilns, ovens F27)


Crankshaft assembly
Patent No. 10808809 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16433736 on 06/06/2019 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is presented various embodiments disclosed in this application, including an improved crankshaft system using a load connecting member which provides a greater maximum torque angle than a conventional system, thereby improving efficiency and power.

[F16H] GEARING


Solar light device with cable organizer
Patent No. 10808897 

Inventor(s): Hendra Wijaya (Arlington, TX), Marcus Pestl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Forever Gifts, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15863563 on 01/05/2018 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solar light device may provide a solar panel and at least one light. The solar light device may be mounted to a support member, staked in the ground, or fixed in a position for casting light. A cable may connect the solar panel and the at least one light or a plurality of lights, and the cable may house components that may provide electric current distribution. The cable may be retractable and may have a length that may be a minimum length required to mount and operate the solar light device or components thereof. A power source may be provided inside of the solar panel and may be rechargeable.

[F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7]


Lightweight, durable, high-temperature sustaining sound suppressor device for automatic-fire small arms
Patent No. 10809032 

Inventor(s): David L. Hunn (Kennedale, TX), Kenneth W. Havens (Crowley, TX), Toby D. Thomas (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Beusse Sanks, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191515 on 11/15/2018 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device, comprising a first end cap having a bullet exiting aperture. The device includes a second end cap having an automatic-firing weapon barrel connector. The device includes a tubular sleeve having a main chamber through which a bullet passes, a first end coupled to the first end cap and a second end coupled to the second end cap. The tubular sleeve comprising an insulating liner layer of material configured for sustained temperatures of 1260 C. (2300 F.). The device suppresses sound of a muzzle blast as the bullet passes through the main chamber. A weapon system and method are also provided.

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


Auto-loading firearm with selectable live fire and training modes
Patent No. 10809035 

Inventor(s): Brian Edward Bascom (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401045 on 05/01/2019 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: An auto-loading firearm having a system for switches between live fire and training modes via a selector switch mounted either on the firearm frame or on a specially designed training attachment. A multi-part transfer bar, between the trigger and sear, can be selectively connected in a live fire mode and spaced apart in a training mode. A selectively engageable trigger resetting mechanism automatically returns the trigger to its set position after firing the firearm is in training mode.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Systems and methods for monitoring lubrication of a drive train
Patent No. 10808826 

Inventor(s): John Brodnicki (Midlothian, TX), Ron Woods (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009610 on 06/15/2018 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for monitoring lubrication of a drive train, including a lubricant pressure sensor to detect a pressure of the lubricant in the drive train and to provide a lubricant pressure signal; lubricant volume sensor to detect a volume of the lubricant in the drive train and to provide a lubricant volume signal; non-contact temperature sensor to detect a temperature of the drive train and to provide a non-contact temperature signal; and logic management system in communication with the lubricant pressure sensor, the lubricant volume sensor, and the non-contact temperature sensor; the logic management system configured to receive and process the lubricant pressure signal, the lubricant volume signal, and the non-contact temperature signal; wherein when the lubricant pressure signal reaches a predetermined minimum pressure level and the lubricant volume signal reaches a predetermined minimum volume level, the logic management system displays non-contact temperature measurement data to a display device.

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


Location based content aggregation and distribution systems and methods
Patent No. 10809069 

Inventor(s): Brian F. Roberts (Dallas, TX), Donald H. Relyea (Dallas, TX), Kristopher T. Frazier (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679091 on 11/08/2019 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a content instance from a first device, wherein the content instance is associated with a geographic location and a period of time; determining that a second device is associated with the geographic location and the period of time associated with the content instance, wherein the determination is based on the second device being within a predefined proximity of the geographic location associated with the content instance during the period of time associated with the content instance; and enabling, in response to determining that the second device is associated with the geographic location and the period of time associated with the content instance, the content instance to be accessible by the second device.

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


Apparatus for removing wetness from a gauge stick
Patent No. 10809113 

Inventor(s): Michael W Ogle (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Gagnon, Peacock Vereeke P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16230533 on 12/21/2018 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for removing wetness from a gauge stick comprising a housing capable of receiving a gauge stick, a wiper receiver that forms a wiper receiver cavity therein and that engages with the housing, and a wiper that fits into the wiper receiver cavity formed by the wiper receiver and that forms a wiper aperture for slidably engaging a gauge stick.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Methods of electrochemically measuring an analyte with a test sequence having a pulsed DC block as well as devices, apparatuses and systems incorporating the same
Patent No. 10809221 

Inventor(s): Zheng Zheng Pan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181708 on 11/06/2018 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods are disclosed for measuring an analyte concentration in a fluidic sample. Such methods further allow one to correct and/or compensate for confounding variables such as hematocrit (Hct), temperature or both before providing an analyte concentration. The measurement methods utilize information obtained from test sequences having at least one AC block and at least one pulsed DC block, where pulsed DC block includes at least one recovery potential, and where a closed circuit condition of the electrode system is maintained during the DC block. Also disclosed are devices, apparatuses and systems incorporating the various measurement methods.

[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 transducer system and method for bi-modal system responses
Patent No. 10809235 

Inventor(s): Amardeep Sathyanarayana (Austin, TX), Anand G. Dabak (Plano, TX), David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Srinath M. Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15236666 on 08/15/2016 (1527 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transducer system. The system comprises a transducer and circuitry for applying an excitation waveform to excite the transducer during an excitation period. The circuitry for applying has: (i) circuitry for applying a first waveform at a first frequency; and (ii) circuitry for applying a second waveform at a second frequency differing from the first frequency.

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


Systems and methods to ground a current sensor
Patent No. 10809281 

Inventor(s): David W. Fuessel (Euless, TX), Russel Mark Berkley (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Pramudji Law Group PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118283 on 08/30/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support bracket for grounding a current sensor is disclosed. The support bracket comprises a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is electrically coupled to a current sensor to provide a current path to ground the current sensor. The second surface is physically coupled to the current sensor in order to support the current sensor.

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


Die testing using top surface test pads
Patent No. 10809295 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX), Richard L. Antley (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16875628 on 05/15/2020 (158 days app to issue)

Abstract: Timely testing of die on wafer reduces the cost to manufacture ICs. This disclosure describes a die test structure and process to reduce test time by adding test pads on the top surface of the die. The added test pads allow a tester to probe and test more circuits within the die simultaneously. Also, the added test pads contribute to a reduction in the amount of test wiring overhead traditionally required to access and test circuits within a die, thus reducing die size.

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


Noise mitigation in radar systems
Patent No. 10809353 

Inventor(s): Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Subburaj (Bangalore, , IN), Krishnanshu Dandu (Allen, TX), Sreekiran Samala (Plano, TX), Sriram Murali (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16114490 on 08/28/2018 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: A noise-mitigated continuous-wave frequency-modulated radar includes, for example, a transmitter for generating a radar signal, a receiver for receiving a reflected radar signal and comprising a mixer for generating a baseband signal in response to the received radar signal and in response to a local oscillator (LO) signal, and a signal shifter coupled to at least one of the transmitter, LO input of the mixer in the receiver and the baseband signal generated by the mixer. The impact of amplitude noise or phase noise associated with interferers, namely, for example, strong reflections from nearby objects, and electromagnetic coupling from transmit antenna to receive antenna, on the detection of other surrounding objects is reduced by configuring the signal shifter in response to an interferer frequency and phase offset.

[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


Vibration parameters monitoring using FMCW radar
Patent No. 10809365 

Inventor(s): Anand Dabak (Plano, TX), Lei Ding (Plano, TX), Murtaza Ali (Plano, TX), Sujeet Milind Patole (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14833916 on 08/24/2015 (1884 days app to issue)

Abstract: A frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar system that includes a transceiver coupled to an analog to digital converter (ADC), and a digital signal processor (DSP) coupled to the ADC. The transceiver is configured to transmit a plurality of FMCW chirps, receive a plurality of reflected FMCW chirps, and mix the plurality of reflected FMCW chirps with at least one of the FMCW chirps to generate a plurality of beat signals. The reflected FMCW chirps are the FMCW chirps after being reflected off of a target object. The ADC is configured to convert the beat signals into a plurality of digital chirps. The DSP is configured to receive the digital chirps and quantify a plurality of vibration parameters for the target object based on a comparison of phase information in a frequency domain between one of the plurality of FMCW chirps and one of the plurality of digital chirps.

[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


Wideband resonant reflectors with zero-contrast gratings
Patent No. 10809426 

Inventor(s): Robert Magnusson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14730873 on 06/04/2015 (1965 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a new class of wideband reflectors that are relatively insensitive to deviations from the design parameters. The reflectors are materially sparse while providing high reflectance across wide spectral bands. In some embodiments, a device comprises a substrate and a grating layer disposed on the substrate, wherein the grating layer comprises a periodic grating structure and a sublayer beneath the grating structure and adjacent to the substrate, the grating layer and the sublayer having the same index of refraction. These compact, low-loss elements complement conventional thin-film reflectors while possessing properties not available in thin-film multilayer stacks. The reflectors are based on a fundamental resonance effect, the guided-mode resonance effect, that occurs in periodic structures. Disclosed herein are both one-dimensional and two-dimensional reflectors m zero-contrast embodiments. The disclosed reflectors can be used in various electromagnetic spectral regions for various useful applications.

[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]


Dense wavelength division multiplexing fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment
Patent No. 10809480 

Inventor(s): Diana Rodriguez (Fort Worth, TX), Lingling Hu (Fort Worth, TX), Terry Dean Cox (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16700078 on 12/02/2019 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fiber optic assembly is provided including a body defining a fiber routing volume, a plurality of fiber optic components disposed in a front side of the body, and a plurality of optical filters disposed within the volume. The plurality of optical filters enable at least twenty four (24) dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) channels.

[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]


Digital light path length modulation
Patent No. 10809546 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: HIPLegal LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15236101 on 08/12/2016 (1530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to adjust light path length utilizing a digital light path length modulator. The digital light path length modulator includes an optical path length extender (OPLE) with a plurality of polarization sensitive reflective elements and a polarization modulator. The OPLE has two light paths having different path lengths, so a light having a first polarization is directed through a first light path, and the light having a second polarization is directed through a second light path.

[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]


Compact millimeter wave system
Patent No. 10809668 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Argyrios Dellis (Allen, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400010 on 04/30/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A millimeter wave apparatus, with a substrate, a transceiver in a first fixed position relative to the substrate, and a gas cell in a second fixed position relative to the substrate. The clock apparatus also comprises at least four waveguides.

[G04F] TIME-INTERVAL MEASURING (measuring pulse characteristics G01R, e.g. G01R 29/02; in radar or like systems G01S; masers H01S 1/00; generation of oscillations H03B; generation or counting of pulses, frequency dividing H03K; analogue/digital conversion in general H03M 1/00) [2]


System and method for distributed control of an electrical network
Patent No. 10809678 

Inventor(s): Ali Davoudi (Arlington, TX), Frank L. Lewis (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15070611 on 03/15/2016 (1680 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods relating to managing and sharing resources within a spatially-distributed electrical power network in a fully distributed fashion. The electrical power network includes source nodes each having a power source and a local controller. The electrical power network includes a physical layer where the source nodes are connected to a power distribution network including one or more loads. The electrical power network also includes a communication layer for communicating power information between source nodes and neighbor source nodes of the electrical power network.

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


System and method for transferring images to multiple programmable smart thermostats
Patent No. 10809886 

Inventor(s): Sridharan Shanmugam (Chennai, , IN), Sunil K. Khiani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780022 on 02/03/2020 (260 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a plurality of programmable intelligent thermostats positioned within at least one of a first home environment and a second home environment, a plurality of communication devices configured to operate an electronic media sharing application, and at least one server configured to communicate with the plurality of programmable intelligent thermostats and the plurality of communication devices via a wireless network. A user initiates the electronic media sharing application on at least one of the plurality of communication devices. A touch-screen display of the at least one communication device demonstrates the plurality of programmable intelligent thermostats positioned within the first and second home environments and at least one user-selected electronic media is simultaneously uploaded to at least one of the plurality of programmable intelligent thermostats responsive to a user selection of a region on the touch-screen display.

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


Matrix transfer accelerator system and method
Patent No. 10809933 

Inventor(s): Arthur John Redfern (Plano, TX), Asheesh Bhardwaj (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907042 on 02/27/2018 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: A matrix transfer accelerator (MTA) system/method that coordinates data transfers between an external data memory (EDM) and a local data memory (LDM) using matrix tiling and/or grouping is disclosed. The system utilizes foreground/background buffering that overlaps compute and data transfer operations and permits EDM-to-LDM data transfers with or without zero pad peripheral matrix filling. The system may incorporate an automated zero-fill direct memory access (DMA) controller (ZDC) that transfers data from the EDM to the LDM based on a set of DMA controller registers including data width register (DWR), transfer count register (TCR), fill count register (FCR), EDM source address register (ESR), and LDM target address register (LTR). The ZDC transfers matrix data from the EDM[ESR] to the LDM[LTR] such that EDM matrix data of DWR row data width is automatically zero-filled around a periphery of a matrix written to the LDM matrix based on the FCR value.

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


Merge sort accelerator
Patent No. 10809978 

Inventor(s): Arthur John Redfern (Plano, TX), Asheesh Bhardwaj (Allen, TX), Tarek Aziz Lahlou (Plano, TX), William Franklin Leven (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15995647 on 06/01/2018 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A merge sort accelerator (MSA) includes a pre-processing stage configured to receive an input vector and generate a pre-processing output vector based on a pre-processing instruction and the input vector. The MSA also includes a merge sort network having multiple sorting stages configured to be selectively enabled. The merge sort network is configured to receive the pre-processing output vector and generate a sorted output vector based on a sorting instruction and the pre-processing output vector. The MSA includes an accumulator stage configured to receive the sorted output vector and update an accumulator vector based on the accumulator instruction and the sorted output vector. The MSA also includes a post-processing stage configured to receive the accumulator vector and generate a post-processing output vector based on a post-processing instruction and the accumulator vector.

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


Smart tool for enterprise-wide version control of codes during software integration and deployment
Patent No. 10810008 

Inventor(s): Venkata R. Natari (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16705774 on 12/06/2019 (319 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for controlling versions of codes during software integration and deployment. The system is typically configured for creating a program increment development branch in a first environment system, opening a first iteration candidate under the program increment development branch with a first iteration version number associated with a program increment version range of the program increment development branch, receiving at least one first development code from a first user via a smart tool user interface, moving the first development code to the first iteration candidate, receiving a first input from the first user to lock the first iteration candidate, locking the first iteration candidate, and closing the first iteration candidate.

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


Implementing 128-bit SIMD operations on a 64-bit datapath
Patent No. 10810011 

Inventor(s): David A. Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14940585 on 11/13/2015 (1803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of implementing a processor architecture and corresponding system includes operands of a first size and a datapath of a second size. The second size is different from the first size. Given a first array of registers and a second array of registers, each register of the first and second arrays being of the second size, selecting a first register and corresponding second register from the first array and the second array, respectively, to perform operations of the first size. Advantageously, this allows a user, who is interfacing with the hardware processor through software, to provide data to the processor agnostic to the size of the registers and datapath bit-width of the processor.

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


Computer architecture for emulating drift-away string correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10810026 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787559 on 10/18/2017 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a node engine configured to define a number of child correlithm objects for a string correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to select a correlithm object from an n-dimensional space and set the selected correlithm object as a parent correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to iteratively identify the defined number of child correlithm objects, where identifying the defined number of child correlithm objects involves randomly selecting correlithm objects less than the standard distance away from the parent correlithm object and defining the selected correlithm objects as a child correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to link the defined child correlithm objects with the parent correlithm object in the node table to generate the string correlithm object.

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


Computer architecture for detecting members of correlithm object cores in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10810028 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787582 on 10/18/2017 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a node engine configured to determine a core distance for a correlithm object core. The node engine is further configured to select a first correlithm object in an n-dimensional space and set the first correlithm object as the root correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to receive a second correlithm object and determine the distance between the root correlithm object and the second correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to determine whether the distance between the root correlithm object and the second correlithm object is less than core distance for the correlithm object core. The node engine is further configured to identify the second correlithm object as a member of the correlithm object core in response to determining the distance between the root correlithm object and the second correlithm object is less than core distance for the correlithm object core.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system that uses portions of correlithm objects in a distributed node network
Patent No. 10810029 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936135 on 03/26/2018 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed node network to emulate a correlithm object processing system, includes a resolution node, a first calculation node, and a second calculation node. The first and second calculation nodes determine the n-dimensional distances between an input correlithm object and first and second portions of each source correlithm object of a mapping table, respectively. The resolution node adds the n-dimensional distance determined for the first portion of each source correlithm object with the n-dimensional distance determined for the second portion of each source correlithm object. It compares these determined n-dimensional distances to each other to identify the source correlithm object with the smallest n-dimensional distance to the input correlithm object. It identifies the target correlithm object that corresponds to the identified source correlithm object, and outputs that target correlithm object.

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


Fault tolerant multi-processor device
Patent No. 10810063 

Inventor(s): Somnath Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATION (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358649 on 03/19/2019 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a technology for account for messages or data that are not read by a receiver unit in a device. A sender unit collects data from a data source, which is passed on stored in an inter-processor communication (IPC) module. The receiver unit receives the data from the IPC module, while the sender unit predicts an expected time that that receiver unit will read the data and whether the receiver unit will actually read the data.

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


Streaming engine with multi dimensional circular addressing selectable at each dimension
Patent No. 10810131 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437900 on 06/11/2019 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor may specify a fixed read-only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements for the nested loops. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. A stream template register independently specifies a linear address or a circular address mode for each of the nested loops.

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


High-throughput distributed transaction management for globally consistent sharded OLTP system and method of implementing
Patent No. 10810268 

Inventor(s): Jason Yang Sun (Palo Alto, CA), Jianjun Chen (Cupertino, CA), Jun Chen (Cupertino, CA), Le Cai (Cupertino, CA), Mason Sharp (Holmdel, NJ), Yongyan Wang (Sunnyvale, CA), Yu Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833658 on 12/06/2017 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for improved online transaction processing (OLTP) in a sharded database is provided. Overhead associated with a global transaction manager is reduced and scalability improved by determining whether incoming queries are single-shard transactions or multi-shard transactions. For multi-shard transactions, a distributed transaction ID (DXID) is requested from the GTM, and then forwarded with the query to one or more data notes. For single-shard transactions, the query is sent to a data node without requesting a DXID from the GTM.

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


Outer product multipler system and method
Patent No. 10810281 

Inventor(s): Arthur John Redfern (Plano, TX), Donald Edward Steiss (Richardson, TX), Mihir Narendra Mody (Karnataka, , IN), Tarek Aziz Lahlou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057667 on 08/07/2018 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: An outer product multiplier (GPM) system/method that integrates compute gating and input/output circular column rotation functions to balance time spent in compute and data transfer operations while limiting overall dynamic power dissipation is disclosed. Matrix compute gating (MCG) based on a computation decision matrix (CDM) limits the number of computations required on a per cycle basis to reduce overall matrix compute cycle power dissipation. A circular column rotation vector (CRV) automates input/output data formatting to reduce the number of data transfer operations required to achieve a given matrix computation result. Matrix function operators (MFO) utilizing these features are disclosed and include: matrix-matrix multiplication; matrix-matrix and vector-vector point-wise multiplication, addition, and assignment; matrix-vector multiplication; vector-vector inner product; matrix transpose; matrix row permute; and vector-column permute.

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


Parameter extraction from digitized image of a schematic or block diagram for electrical designs
Patent No. 10810342 

Inventor(s): Malcolm James Humphrey (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175478 on 10/30/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: Capturing and processing a digital image of a pictorial (e.g., hand-drawn) representation of a schematic or block diagram as a digital image to aid in creation and maintenance of electrical designs is disclosed. Processing of the digital image includes processing to determine design parameters to create an informational format useful as input to other design software. Design parameters may include schematic layout and attributes such as maximum output voltage, minimum input voltage, ambient temperature, etc. The method and system also include storage of information accessible to refine designs and perform simulations of designs as part of an overall electrical design process. Associated devices and methods are disclosed as well.

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


Player software architecture
Patent No. 10810353 

Inventor(s): Eric R. Meyer (Allen, TX), George Clopp (Plano, TX), Thamer Hummadi (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RMG Networks Holding Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436313 on 06/10/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are related to a method that can include discovering, by a platform abstraction layer (PAL), configuration data related to hardware associated with a media display, generating and supporting, by the platform abstraction layer, a common set of platform application programming interfaces (APIs) for displaying content on the media display according to the discovered hardware, receiving, by a platform shim, check-in instructions from a content management system, and causing, by a media player engine, the media display to display the content in accordance with the check-in instructions by using the common set of platform APIs generated by the PAL.

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


Feedback and training for a machine learning algorithm configured to determine customer purchases during a shopping session at a physical store
Patent No. 10810428 

Inventor(s): Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX), Trong Nghia Nguyen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794083 on 02/18/2020 (245 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor. The processor receives an algorithmic shopping cart that includes a first set of items determined by an algorithm to have been selected by a person during a shopping session in a physical store, based on a set of inputs received from sensors located within the physical store. The processor also receives a virtual shopping cart that includes a second set of items. Video of the shopping session was captured by a set of cameras located in the physical store and depicts the person selecting the second set of items. The processor compares the algorithmic cart to the virtual cart and determines that a discrepancy exists between the algorithmic cart and the virtual cart. The processor determines a subset of the set of inputs associated with the discrepancy and attaches metadata explaining the discrepancy to the subset. The processor uses the subset to train the algorithm.

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


Systems and methods for providing financial information via augmented reality
Patent No. 10810429 

Inventor(s): Adrian Borunda (Celina, TX), Jason Quon (Celina, TX), Rachel Elizabeth Csabi (Frisco, TX), Timothy Noble, II (Lewisville, 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: 16119261 on 08/31/2018 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include an image database having a number of images, such that each of the images is linked to a respective organization of a number of organizations. The system may also include a financial database having financial information associated with the number of organizations. The system may also include a processor that receives image data representative of an object, determine an organization associated with the object based on a comparison of the image data with at least one image of the number of images in the image database and a correlation between the at least one image with the organization, and retrieve financial data regarding the organization from the financial database. The processor may then generate visualizations regarding the financial data and overlay the visualizations on the image data.

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


Systems and methods for vehicle tracking and service prediction
Patent No. 10810531 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Plano, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, 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: 15870266 on 01/12/2018 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to vehicle diagnostics, and more particularly to systems and methods for vehicle tracking and service prediction. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented vehicle tracking and prediction method is disclosed. The method includes sending an electronic signal to activate in-vehicle data collection by an on-board data aggregator disposed in communication with each of an on-board vehicle computer, via an on-board diagnostic port, and one or more user devices. The method further includes receiving, aggregated in-vehicle data from the on-board data aggregator, predicting a future vehicle service event based on the aggregated data, and generating a vehicle valuation metric based on the aggregated data. The method further includes sending a notification to at least one of the on-board vehicle computer and the one or more user devices, where the notification is based on the predicted future vehicle service event and the generated vehicle valuation metric.

[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]


Loss prevention tracking system and methods
Patent No. 10810535 

Inventor(s): Edgar A. Grigalis (Fort Worth, TX), Randy W. Engel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): FedEx Supply Chain Logistics Electronics, Inc. (Forth Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15356061 on 11/18/2016 (1432 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments that include a loss prevention tracking system that includes at least one image capturing device configured to capture images of an electronic device beginning from a start processing point at a facility and until an end processing point at the facility; at least one image storing device configured to store the images of the electronic device; and at least one instruction processing device configured to provide an alert in response to a determination that the electronic device is at least one of missing and damaged between the start processing point and the end processing point.

[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]


Part chain management in an aftermarket services industry
Patent No. 10810548 

Inventor(s): Lance Johnson (Arvada, CO), Rahul Singh (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Entercoms, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16356665 on 03/18/2019 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A part chain management system and method for generating chain sequences for parts in the aftermarket services industry is disclosed. Data on various parts and their substitutes is obtained from an engineering data management (EDM) team and translated into pair wise substitutional relationships represented in a known part substitutional relationship network. The system and method derive a part chain representation from known part substitutional relationships and inferences determined therefrom. The system and method can refine or filter the part chain representation based on rules such as business relationships. The system and method analyzes inferred part substitutional relationships for conflicts, which are either resolved automatically using conflict resolution rules or are referred for manual resolution. Following conflict resolution, the inferred links are finalized and used along with known links to generate a final part substitutional relationship network. Planning/inventory management tools can utilize the final network to plan and manage part substitutions.

[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 for providing goods and services based on accrued but unpaid earnings
Patent No. 10810558 

Inventor(s): Anthony M. Cacheria, III (Coppell, TX), Arthur Martin Holbrook (Carrollton, TX), Barrett Jenkins (Plano, TX), David Hooker (Forney, TX), Kristopher Glover (Dallas, TX), Mohamed Safir Salihu (Coppell, TX), Purnendu Mishra
Assignee(s): GANART TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16391046 on 04/22/2019 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for interfacing predetermined services to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system. Also included are a plurality of physical system resource interfaces for interfacing with available physical system resources. The physical system resources allow a user to gain access to the predetermined desired services. The system further includes a data store for storing configuration information for enabling the operating system to interface with the available physical system resources through the physical system resource interface associated therewith. A communication resource for interfacing with the operating system allows communication of the operating system with a central office for downloading configuration information to selectively enable ones of the available physical system resources to interface with the operating system through associated ones of the physical system resource interfaces in accordance with the configuration information and the predetermined service selected by a user. A plurality of configurations are stored in the data store, and each is associated with a predetermined service and one or more of the available physical system resources. Each physical system resource interface is uniquely associated with a defined one of the physical system resources.

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


System and method for sending advertising data
Patent No. 10810618 

Inventor(s): Mary McCarthy (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15727688 on 10/09/2017 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process is disclosed for obtaining selected item data from a media processor, wherein the selected item data indicates an item used by an actor in a video data stream. The video data stream includes data representing the item used by the actor and icon data including multiple icons associated with a number of mobile devices. Selected icon data is obtained from the media processor, indicating a selected one of the number of mobile devices. Advertising data for the selected item is provided to the selected one of the number of mobile devices via a communication network. The advertising data is sent when the selected one of the number of mobile devices comes in proximity with a merchant having the selected item in stock. A system is disclosed for performing the process. A machine-readable device is also disclosed for use by the system and process.

[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 ground-based advertising
Patent No. 10810622 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Elias Blumenthal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Standley Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16711955 on 12/12/2019 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying advertisements to occupants of vehicles are disclosed. An electronic display is placed between a transparent or translucent cover and a back unit. A camera captures images which are used to determine vehicle identification information for nearby vehicles. Advertising content is displayed on the electronic display based on the vehicle identification information.

[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]


Screen damage detection for devices
Patent No. 10810732 

Inventor(s): Ram Mohan Reddy (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Hyla, Inc. (Farmers Branch, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16405583 on 05/07/2019 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a condition of one or more screens of a device may be determined. A user may select a return application that facilitates capturing image(s) of device screen(s). A user may capture images of a screen of using a camera of the same device or another device. In some implementations, the user may position the device proximate a mirror such that the device can capture an image of one or more screens of the device. The captured image(s) may be processed and/or analyzed to determine if the screen of the device is damaged. In some implementations, notifications based on the condition of the device screen(s) may be transmitted. A price for the device may be determined, in some implementations based on the condition of the screen.

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


System and method for remote monitoring of released individual
Patent No. 10810818 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16725599 on 12/23/2019 (302 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for activating remote monitoring functionality of a personal wireless device associated with a released individual. After incarceration, former inmates are released under a variety of different circumstances, many of which require follow-up check-ins with case managers or other individuals. As part of their release, inmates often agree to multiple restrictions and requirements. In order to better monitor compliance with those requirements, a personal wireless device assigned to the released individual can be programmed with certain rules and automatically trigger when a violation is detected. As a result of a detected violation, the personal wireless device activates certain devices, such as a camera, microphone, etc., to capture data in order to remotely monitor the released individual. A case manager can also manually activate monitoring.

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


Augmented reality system for guards of controlled environment residents
Patent No. 10810862 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557882 on 08/30/2019 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for a communication device for guards in a controlled environment. The communication device is established based on a wireless infrastructure in the controlled environment, receiving wireless positioning signals to calculate and determine the real-time location of personnel carrying the device. The indoor wireless positioning can be combined with other available positioning methods to provide highly accurate positioning information of the personnel. The communication device detects and records activities of the personnel during a period of time, and is controlled by the control center. The status of personnel is monitored by control center. Meanwhile, the communication device has AR functions that allow physical objects and augmented reality element to be displayed to the personnel at the same time. The personnel can thus have improved awareness of the surrounding environment and can respond to various potential dangers more effectively.

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


Custom temporal blacklisting of commands from a listening device
Patent No. 10810998 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16146428 on 09/28/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for creating a blacklist of keywords. The method includes one or more processors identifying an indication of content. The method further includes determining at least one keyword included in the content. The method further includes generating a blacklist that corresponds to the content, where the generated blacklist including the determined at least one keyword.

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


Bonded assembly containing memory die bonded to integrated peripheral and system die and methods for making the same
Patent No. 10811058 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Steven Sprouse (San Jose, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16269301 on 02/06/2019 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bonded assembly includes a memory die bonded to a support die. The memory die contains at least one three-dimensional array of memory elements, memory-die dielectric material layers, and memory-die bonding pads. The support die contains at least one peripheral circuitry including complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) devices and configured to generate control signals for, and receive sense signals from, the at least one three-dimensional array of memory elements and a functional module and configured to provide a functionality that is independent of operation of the at least one three-dimensional array of memory elements. The functional module may include an error correction code (ECC) module, a memory module configured to interface with an external processor module located outside of the memory die, a microprocessor unit module, a wireless communication module, and/or a system level controller module.

[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)


Reduced die size and improved memory cell restore using shared common source driver
Patent No. 10811061 

Inventor(s): Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540873 on 08/14/2019 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices may employ flip-flops with paired transistors in sense amplifying circuitry to sense charges stored in memory cells to perform read and/or activate operations. Sense amplifying circuitry may employ driving devices in driving circuitry to latch the read memory to a high or low voltage. Embodiments include systems and methods that facilitate reduced memory devices with faster memory cell restore by sharing the driving circuitry in different sense amplifying modules. Embodiments may employ switching circuitry in the sense amplifying circuitry to prevent unintentional or faulty readouts.

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


Non-volatile memory with fast data cache transfer scheme
Patent No. 10811082 

Inventor(s): Chen Chen (Mountain View, CA), Hua-Ling Cynthia Hsu (Milpitas, CA), Min Peng (San Jose, CA), YenLung Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450058 on 06/24/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a non-volatile memory circuit, read and write performance is improved by increasing the transfer rate of data through the cache buffer during read and write operations. In an array structure where memory cells are connected along bit lines, and the bit lines organized into columns, pairs of data words are stored interleaved on the bit lines of a pair of columns. Data is transferred in and out of the read and write circuit on an internal bus structure, where part of the transfer of one word stored on a pair of columns can overlap with part of the transfer of another word, accelerating transfer times for both read and write.

[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)


Adaptive programming voltage for non-volatile memory devices
Patent No. 10811089 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (San Jose, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Jose, CA), Xiang Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16829888 on 03/25/2020 (209 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for adjusting a programming setting such as a programming voltage of a set of non-volatile storage cells, such as an SLC NAND array. The non-volatile storage cells may be arranged into a plurality of word lines. A subset of the non-volatile storage cells may be configured to store a programming setting. An on-die controller may be configured to read the programming setting from the setting subset, and write data to the non-volatile storage cells, using the programming setting. The on-die controller may further be configured to determine that the programming setting causes suboptimal programming of one or more of the non-volatile storage cells, and in response to the determination, store a revised programming setting on the setting subset.

[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)


Multi-pass programming process for memory device which omits verify test in first program pass
Patent No. 10811109 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233723 on 12/27/2018 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided to reduce neighbor word line interference and charge loss in a multi-pass program operation. In one implementation, the first pass of a multi-pass program operation uses one or more program pulses without performing associated verify tests. The memory cells may be programmed to different intermediate threshold voltage (Vth) distributions in the first program pass. Different bit line voltages can be used to obtain the different intermediate Vth distributions when the single program pulse is applied. In other cases, multiple program pulses are applied without performing verify tests. The intermediate Vth distributions can be provided for the memory cells assigned to the higher data states but not the lower data states, or for memory cells assigned to both the higher and lower data states.

[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)


Method of reducing injection type of program disturb during program pre-charge in memory device
Patent No. 10811110 

Inventor(s): Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Wei Zhao (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903294 on 06/16/2020 (126 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for reducing an injection type of program disturb in a memory device during the pre-charge phase of a program loop. In one approach, a pre-charge voltage on the selected word line and drain side word lines is adjusted based on a risk of the injection type of program disturb. Risk factors such as temperature, WLn position, Vpgm and the selected sub-block, can be used to set the pre-charge voltage to be lower when the risk is higher. In another approach, the pre-charge voltage on the source side word lines is adjusted to reduce a channel gradient and/or the amount of time in which the injection type of program disturb occurs.

[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)


Method of establishing relationships between sets of label switched paths and virtual networks
Patent No. 10812340 

Inventor(s): Dhruv Dhody (Bangalore, , IN), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16223879 on 12/18/2018 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for establishing end-to-end tunnels extending across multiple domains using a network element. The method includes receiving a request from a customer controller to implement a virtual network (VN) created by the customer controller, wherein the VN identifies the end-to-end tunnels extending across the multiple domains, mapping the VN to available resources based on network constraints in response to the request, and transmitting, after the VN has been mapped, a message to a network controller managing one of the domains that includes a network path used to form a portion of one of the end-to-end tunnels, wherein the message includes an association object having a Type-Length-Value (TLV) field containing a virtual network identifier binding the network path to the VN.

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


Method and system for data communication
Patent No. 10812591 

Inventor(s): Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16572957 on 09/17/2019 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to electronic computer implemented methods of data communication. The method includes receiving a plurality of virtual nodes with EDI data payload including a node attribute, a GPS location attribute and a biometric ID attribute and at least one data element associated with the GPS location attribute. In further aspect, the method includes electronically via a data communications network, processing the EDI data payloads including the node attribute, the GPS location attribute and the biometric ID attribute and the at least one data element associated with the GPS location attribute. Then, electronically processing the EDI data payloads in a network with machine learning and providing an electronic message responsive thereto. In yet a further aspect, the data communications method includes a step of processing the smart data set in the network with machine learning and providing an electronic message responsive thereto.

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


Cloud integrated vehicle platform
Patent No. 10812593 

Inventor(s): Daniel Thomas Hall (Dallas, TX), Kyle Justin Turney (Dallas, TX), Mahmoud Haidar (Dallas, TX), Powell McVay Kinney (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Vinli, inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16527421 on 07/31/2019 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud integrated vehicle infotainment platform, method, and system are described. The system may include a cloud-integrated vehicle infotainment platform in communication with vehicle information platform. The system may further include a graphical user interface configured to allow access to the cloud-integrated vehicle infotainment platform. The cloud-integrated vehicle infotainment platform may allow access to Internet of Things devices. The cloud-integrated vehicle infotainment platform may allow access to user data on a secure, password authenticated basis. The cloud-integrated vehicle infotainment platform may be integrated with an automotive infotainment head unit and the vehicle information platform. The systems and method may be for integrating a software development platform using legacy communication protocols into the display screens currently installed in vehicles or to be installed in the future. The platform may facilitate interface of applications developed on the platform by third parties with existing displays installed in vehicles or future displays.

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


Sending location information from within a communication application
Patent No. 10812938 

Inventor(s): Thomas Sanchez (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fleit Intellectual Property Law (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049339 on 07/30/2018 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method in a wireless communications device for transmitting current location information representing a current location of the wireless communications device. The method entails, from within a communication application executing on a processor of the wireless communications device, causing the wireless communications device to obtain the current location information representing the current location of the wireless communications device, including the current location information in a communication generated from within the communication application, and transmitting the communication that includes the current location information. The method optionally entails a further step of performing a reverse look-up of GPS coordinates representing the current location to determine address information for including in the communication. Location information, such as maps or URLs to maps can be sent directly from an e-mail application or instant messenger without having to separately launch a mapping application.

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


System and method for using a mobile device as an input device for surveys at a live event
Patent No. 10813168 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TESLA LABORATORIES, LLC (Jackson, WY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16730328 on 12/30/2019 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided for interacting with audience members in an event, each of the potential attendees having available thereto a unique identifier. The method comprises creating, for an attendee, a unique ID (UID) on a mobile wireless device (MWD) by the steps of inputting to the MWD one of the unique identifiers, combining the obtained unique identifier with a UID time stamp at the time of creation of the UID; receiving with a server on a first wireless channel communications from the MWD; registering the UID at the physical location of the event; generating a visual query; displaying on the MWD response indicators; receiving at the server from the registered attendee a response, to the query over the first wireless channel; and storing in a database on the server the received response in association with the displayed query.

[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]


 

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Method of producing thermoelectric material
Patent No. 10811160 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI), Takuji Kita (Susono, , JP)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13117286 on 05/27/2011 (3434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for manufacturing a thermoelectric material having a plurality of grains and grain boundaries. The process includes determining a material composition to be investigated for the thermoelectric material and then determining a range of values of grain size and/or grain boundary barrier height obtainable for the material composition using current state of the art manufacturing techniques. Thereafter, a range of figure of merit values for the material composition is determined as a function of the range of values of grain size and/or grain boundary barrier height. And finally, a thermoelectric material having the determined material composition and an average grain size and grain boundary barrier height corresponding to the maximum range of figure of merit values is manufactured.

[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]


Methods of fabricating thermal composites having specifically designed particle distributions
Patent No. 10811187 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (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: 16134275 on 09/18/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for fabricating a thermal composite includes pouring a mixture including a plurality of magnetically susceptible particles and a thermosetting polymer into a mold, placing the mold containing the mixture in a chamber including a plurality of magnet arrays, and heating the mold containing the mixture in the chamber for a time and at a temperature sufficient to cure the thermosetting polymer. At least one of the plurality of magnet arrays includes a Halbach array.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


Transport packaging and method for expanded wafers
Patent No. 10811292 

Inventor(s): Connie Alagadan Esteron (Pangasinan, , PH), Dolores Babaran Milo (Baguio, , PH), Jerry Gomez Cayabyab (Baguio, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16128653 on 09/12/2018 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus to store singulated wafers for transport, including multiple wafer assemblies stacked in the interior of a container housing, the individual wafer assemblies including an expanded laser diced wafer singulated into dies, a first frame spaced outward from the wafer on a carrier structure, a second frame spaced outward from the wafer and inward from the first frame on the carrier structure, and a foam structure that supports the second frame and the carrier structure.

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


Method of using a sacrificial conductive stack to prevent corrosion
Patent No. 10811312 

Inventor(s): Manoj K. Jain (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16661782 on 10/23/2019 (363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) chip is disclosed. The method starts with opening a window on a first surface of the IC chip through a passivation overcoat to expose the copper metallization layer. The window has sidewalls and a bottom that is adjacent the copper metallization layer. The method continues with depositing a barrier conductive stack on the passivation overcoat and exposed portions of the copper metallization layer, then depositing a sacrificial conductive stack on the barrier conductive stack. The sacrificial conductive stack has a thickness between 50 and 500 . The first surface of the semiconductor chip is polished to remove the sacrificial conductive stack and the barrier conductive stack from the surface of the passivation overcoat.

[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]


Acoustic detection of laser failure mode in semiconductor environment
Patent No. 10811326 

Inventor(s): Michael Garbe (Egglkofen, , DE), Sebastian Meier (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427119 on 05/30/2019 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of detecting undesired surface effects while lasing a semiconductor during a laser marking, (dicing, fuse cutting or otherwise) process. A detection device is placed near the site of semiconductor lasing to detect erroneous laser markings resulting in the undesired surface effects. Upon identifying such a condition, lasing may be interrupted in-process.

[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]


Integrated circuit nanoparticle thermal routing structure in interconnect region
Patent No. 10811334 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX), Robert Reid Doering (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15361394 on 11/26/2016 (1424 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit has a substrate and an interconnect region disposed on the substrate. The interconnect region has a plurality of interconnect levels. The integrated circuit includes a thermal routing structure in the interconnect region. The thermal routing structure extends over a portion, but not all, of the integrated circuit in the interconnect region. The thermal routing structure includes a cohered nanoparticle film in which adjacent nanoparticles cohere to each other. The thermal routing structure has a thermal conductivity higher than dielectric material touching the thermal routing structure. The cohered nanoparticle film is formed by a method which includes an additive process.

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


Method of making a wire support leadframe for a semiconductor device
Patent No. 10811343 

Inventor(s): Chih-Chien Ho (Taipei Hsien, , TW), Steven Su (Tainan, , TW), Yuh-Harng Chien (Taipei Hsien, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16253151 on 01/21/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leadframe includes a plurality of interconnected support members. A pair of die pads is connected to the support members and configured to receive a pair of dies electrically connected by at least one wire. A support bracket extends between the die pads and includes a surface for maintaining the at least one wire at a predetermined distance from the die pads during overmolding of the leadframe.

[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 device and method for making the same
Patent No. 10811415 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298887 on 03/11/2019 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some example embodiments of the present disclosure, a semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a first semiconductor layer over the substrate, the first semiconductor layer being a first type of semiconductor device; and a second semiconductor layer over the substrate and the first semiconductor layer, the second semiconductor layer being the first type of semiconductor device, wherein a first portion of the first semiconductor layer overlaps the second semiconductor layer when viewed in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the substrate and a second portion of the first semiconductor layer is laterally offset from the second semiconductor layer when viewed in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the substrate.

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


Ferroelectric memory device containing word lines and pass gates and method of forming the same
Patent No. 10811431 

Inventor(s): Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16457721 on 06/28/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a semiconductor channel extending between a source region and a drain region, a plurality of pass gate electrodes, a plurality of word lines, a gate dielectric located between the semiconductor channel and the plurality of pass gate electrodes, and ferroelectric material portions located between the semiconductor channel and the plurality of word lines.

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


Method and device for patterning thick layers
Patent No. 10811492 

Inventor(s): Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), Jeffrey Alan West (Dallas, TX), John Britton Robbins (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16176278 on 10/31/2018 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrated circuit includes applying photoresist to a MESA dielectric layer of a semiconductor structure, to generate a photoresist layer. The method also includes exposing the photoresist layer with a grayscale mask, to generate an exposed photoresist layer. The photoresist exposed layer includes a thick photoresist pattern in a first region, a thin photoresist pattern in a second region where a height of the thin photoresist pattern is less than half a height of the thick photoresist pattern, and a gap region between the thick photoresist pattern and the thin photoresist pattern.

[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]


Trench gate trench field plate vertical mosfet
Patent No. 10811530 

Inventor(s): Guru Mathur (Plano, TX), Marie Denison (Plano, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638707 on 06/30/2017 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device having a vertical drain extended MOS transistor may be formed by forming deep trench structures to define vertical drift regions of the transistor, so that each vertical drift region is bounded on at least two opposite sides by the deep trench structures. The deep trench structures are spaced so as to form RESURF regions for the drift region. Trench gates are formed in trenches in the substrate over the vertical drift regions. The body regions are located in the substrate over the vertical drift regions.

[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]


Medium high voltage MOSFET device
Patent No. 10811533 

Inventor(s): Christopher Boguslaw Kocon (Mountain Top, PA), Hideaki Kawahara (Plano, TX), John Manning Savidge Neilson (Norristown, PA), Satoshi Suzuki (Ushiku Ibaraki, , JP), Simon John Molloy (Allentown, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15139496 on 04/27/2016 (1637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a medium voltage MOSFET having a vertical drain drift region between RESURF trenches containing field plates which are electrically coupled to a source electrode of the MOSFET. A split gate with a central opening is disposed above the drain drift region between the RESURF trenches. A two-level LDD region is disposed below the central opening in the split gate. A contact metal stack makes contact with a source region at lateral sides of the triple contact structure, and with a body contact region and the field plates in the RESURF trenches at a bottom surface of the triple contact structure. A perimeter RESURF trench surrounds the MOSFET. A field plate in the perimeter RESURF trench is electrically coupled to the source electrode of the MOSFET. An integrated snubber may be formed in trenches formed concurrently with the RESURF 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]


Transistors with dual wells
Patent No. 10811534 

Inventor(s): Douglas T. Grider (McKinney, TX), Michelle N. Nguyen (Allen, TX), Xiang-Zheng Bo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871785 on 01/15/2018 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a transistor includes a first well doped with a first-type dopant having a first concentration. The transistor also includes a gate oxide layer on a portion of the first well and a gate layer on the gate oxide layer. The transistor further includes a first segment of a second well doped with the first-type dopant having a second concentration, the first segment underlapping a first portion of the gate layer. The transistor also includes a source region doped with a second-type dopant having a third concentration, the source region in the first segment. The transistor further includes a drain region doped with the second-type dopant having a concentration that is substantially the same as the third concentration.

[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 device with deep trench isolation and trench capacitor
Patent No. 10811543 

Inventor(s): Abbas Ali (Plano, TX), Alexei Sadovnikov (Sunnyvale, CA), Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Stefan Herzer (Marzling, , DE), Yanbiao Pan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16232322 on 12/26/2018 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device with an isolation structure and a trench capacitor, each formed using a single resist mask for etching corresponding first and second trenches of different widths and different depths, with dielectric liners formed on the trench sidewalls and polysilicon filling the trenches and deep doped regions surrounding the trenches, including conductive features of a metallization structure that connect the polysilicon of the isolation structure trench to the deep doped region to form an isolation structure.

[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]


Spin transfer torque MRAM with a spin torque oscillator stack and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10811596 

Inventor(s): Michael Ho (Redwood City, CA), Paul Vanderheijden (Cupertino, CA), Quang Le (San Jose, CA), Zhanjie Li (Pleasanton, CA), Zhigang Bai (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16212420 on 12/06/2018 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MRAM cell includes a magnetic tunnel junction containing a reference layer having a fixed magnetization direction, a free layer, and a nonmagnetic tunnel barrier layer located between the reference layer and the free layer, a spin torque oscillator stack, and a first nonmagnetic spacer layer located between the free layer and the a spin torque oscillator stack.

[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]


Circulator system
Patent No. 10811750 

Inventor(s): Charles Forrest Campbell (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: 16251323 on 01/18/2019 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed having a circulator having a transmit port, a receive port, and a tuner port with tuner circuitry coupled between the tuner port and an antenna port. At least one analog control branch is coupled between the receive port and at least one control input of the tuner circuitry to generate at least one control signal from a transmit leakage signal leaking into the receive port. The tuner circuitry is configured to respond to the at least one control signal by automatically electronically tuning such that a cancellation signal of substantially equal amplitude and opposite phase of that of the transmit leakage signal is reflected through the tuner port and into the receive port, thereby reducing the transmit leakage signal to a level corresponding to an isolation of at least 30 dB between the transmit port and the receive port.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Power couplers and related devices having antenna element power absorbers
Patent No. 10811754 

Inventor(s): Huan Wang (Richardson, TX), Michael Brobston (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16157679 on 10/11/2018 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power coupler includes an input port, first and second output ports and an antenna element that is electrically coupled between the first output port and the second output port or that is electrically coupled to an isolation port of the power coupler. The power coupler is configured to split a radio frequency signal incident at the input port and/or to combine radio signals incident at the respective first and second output ports.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Fast mode transitions in a power converter
Patent No. 10811967 

Inventor(s): Srinivas Venkata Veeramreddi (Hyderabad, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118759 on 08/31/2018 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments of a power converter include a power output stage for generating a first voltage output and an auxiliary power output stage for generating a second voltage output. The power converter further includes a pulse frequency modulation (PFM) controller for controlling the power output stage in response to the first voltage output generated by the power output stage during a first period of time in which the power output stage operates in a PFM mode, and a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller for controlling the auxiliary power output stage in response to the second voltage output generated by the auxiliary power output stage during a second period of time. At least a portion of the first period of time is concurrent with the second period of time.

[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]


Dual-mode filtering actuator driver apparatus, systems and methods
Patent No. 10812034 

Inventor(s): Jialei Xu (Cupertino, CA), Michael John Shay (Fairview, TX), Randy A. Chappel (Quinlan, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16572011 on 09/16/2019 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an actuator driver array, each actuator driver includes a transition stage to initiate a state change of a driver output signal, a static stage to maintain the state change, and an isolation resistor to couple the driver output signal to an output node of the actuator driver during a static mode. In an array of pad capacitors, each pad capacitor has: a first terminal at a connector pad communicatively coupled to the output node; and a second terminal coupled to an RF ground rail. The isolation resistor and the pad capacitor form a low-pass filter to filter RF harmonics from a respective actuator driver to respective actuator circuitry, and to filter RF energy generated outside of the respective actuator driver to its output node. In an RF actuator array, a state of each element is controllable by a corresponding actuator driver in the actuator driver array.

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


Managing pulse-width modulation trip signals from multiple sources
Patent No. 10812060 

Inventor(s): Martin Staebler (Freising, , DE), Thomas Anton Leyrer (Geisenhausen, , DE), William Cronin Wallace (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424862 on 05/29/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated communications subsystem (ICSS) includes a pulse-width modulator which drives a power stage, such as a motor. The pulse-width modulator is configured shut off the power stage when the pulse-width modulator receives a trip signal from a logic circuit of the ICSS. The logic circuit can easily be reprogrammed to send a trip signal only when certain error conditions are detected. Moreover, the ICSS contains one or more filters which can adjust the sensitivity of the logic circuit to error signals, enabling the ICSS to distinguish between true errors which require shutdown and glitches, which can be ignored during operation of the ICSS.

[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]


State machine controlling power transistor through fault and no fault
Patent No. 10812063 

Inventor(s): Adam Quirk (Dallas, TX), Md. Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Stephen Nortman (Dallas, TX), Sualp Aras (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291747 on 03/04/2019 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit protective system. The system includes an output controlling enablement of a transistor and an input sensing an operational parameter associated with the transistor. The system also includes detection circuitry providing an event fault indicator if the operational parameter violates a condition. The system also includes protective circuitry disabling the transistor in response to the event fault indicator and subsequently selectively applying an enabling bias to the transistor; the enabling bias is selected from at least two different bias levels and in response to a number of event fault indications from the detection circuitry.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Source down power FET with integrated temperature sensor
Patent No. 10812064 

Inventor(s): Frank Alexander Baiocchi (Allentown, PA), Haian Lin (Bethlehem, PA), Masahiko Higashi (Fukushima, , JP), Namiko Hagane (Fukushima, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794275 on 02/19/2020 (244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes an epitaxial layer located over a semiconductor substrate, the epitaxial layer and the substrate both having a first conductivity type. A field-effect transistor (FET) includes source and drain regions having an opposite second conductivity type disposed in the epitaxial layer, and a gate structure over the substrate and between the source and drain regions. A diode includes first and second p-type regions and an n-type region all disposed in the epitaxial layer, the n-type region touching the first p-type region. A conductive plug electrically connects the first p-type region to the source region via the substrate.

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


Current limiting I/O interface and isolated load switch driver IC
Patent No. 10812070 

Inventor(s): Giacomo Calabrese (Freising, , DE), Giovanni Frattini (Travaco Siccomario, , IT), Maurizio Granato (Milan, , IT)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555350 on 08/29/2019 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include isolated load switch driver circuits to drive a load, including an impedance circuit that receives a digital input voltage signal from a signal source, and selectively allows a current signal to flow from the signal source to charge a buffer capacitor. An impedance control circuit controls the impedance circuit to limit the current signal in response to the buffer capacitor reaching a first threshold voltage, and an output circuit provides an output isolated from the digital input voltage signal to switch the load. A signaling circuit selectively enables the output circuit to draw power from the buffer capacitor in response to the voltage of the buffer capacitor reaching the first threshold voltage.

[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]


Integrated circuit layout wiring for multi-core chips
Patent No. 10812079 

Inventor(s): Chetan Bisht (Duluth, GA), Harry Scrivener, III (Lawrenceville, GA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16142627 on 09/26/2018 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit system-on-chip (SOC) includes a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of components made up of transistors formed in the substrate, and a plurality of interconnection lines providing electrical connectivity among the components. Use of a channel-less design eliminates interconnection channels on the top surface of the chip. Instead, interconnection lines are abutted to one another in a top layer of metallization, thus preserving 5-10% of chip real estate. Clock buffers that are typically positioned along interconnection channels between components are instead located within regions of the substrate that contain the components. Design rules for channel-less integrated circuits permit feed-through interconnections and exclude multi-fanout interconnections.

[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]


Dithered M by N clock dividers
Patent No. 10812091 

Inventor(s): Sanjay Pennam (Visakhapatnam, , IN), Sriram Murali (Bengaluru, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16837537 on 04/01/2020 (202 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for dithering a fractional clock divider includes generating a first clock enable sequence based on a seed pattern of M ones and N minus M zeros, selecting a cyclic rotation of the seed pattern after N input clock cycles, and generating a second clock enable sequence based on the cyclic rotation. A clock gate receives the input clock signal and the clock enable sequences and outputs M clock cycles for every N input clock cycles. A random number generator indicates the cyclic rotation of the seed pattern. The seed pattern can be replaced with an updated seed pattern of M ones and N minus M zeros in a different order. In some examples, the clock enable sequence is generated using a cyclic shift register containing the seed pattern and a multiplexor. In other examples, the clock enable sequence is generated using a modulo N counter and a comparator.

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


Analog-to-digital converter decision control
Patent No. 10812098 

Inventor(s): Pramod Kumar Baskar (Bengaluru, , IN), Ramamurthy Vishweshwara (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454335 on 06/27/2019 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (CDAC), a comparator, and a successive approximation register (SAR) control circuit. The comparator is coupled to an output of the CDAC. The SAR control circuit is coupled to an output of the comparator and to an input of the CDAC. The SAR control circuit includes a flip-flop. The flip-flop includes a clock input terminal, a data input terminal, and an output. The clock input terminal is coupled to the output of the comparator. The data input terminal coupled to a constant voltage source. The flip-flop can include an enable input terminal coupled to a SAR state circuit. The output is coupled to the CDAC.

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


Independent sequence processing to facilitate security between nodes in wireless networks
Patent No. 10812135 

Inventor(s): Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Jianwei Zhou (Plano, TX), Xiaolin Lu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15718745 on 09/28/2017 (1118 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network includes a first wireless node that communicates over a wireless network connection. The first wireless node includes a first encryption engine that processes a first initialization data set and a current transmit sequence associated with a current communication to generate a next transmit sequence that is employed to communicate with a second wireless node that derives a next received sequence that corresponds to the next transmit sequence to process a subsequent communication.

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


Multi-length cyclic prefix for OFDM transmission in PLC channels
Patent No. 10812140 

Inventor(s): Anand G. Dabak (Plano, TX), Il-Han Kim (Dallas, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16355180 on 03/15/2019 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide multiple cyclic prefix lengths for either both the data-payload and frame control header or only the data payload. Frame control header (FCH) and data symbols have an associated cyclic prefix. A table is transmitted in the FCH symbols, which includes a cyclic prefix field to identify the cyclic prefix length used in the data payload. A receiver may know the cyclic prefix length used in the FCH symbols in one embodiment. In other embodiments, the receiver does not know the FCH cyclic prefix length and, therefore, attempts to decode the FCH symbols using different possible cyclic prefix lengths until the FCH symbols are successfully decoded.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for indication of reference signals in wireless systems
Patent No. 10812162 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15921453 on 03/14/2018 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for channel state information (CSI) reporting is provided. The method comprises receiving, by a user equipment (UE) from a base station (BS), a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) signaling including a quasi co-location (QCL) indication between a first resource and a second resource and activation of the second resource, wherein the UE is configured with the second resource for CSI reporting; and identifying, by the UE from the MAC-CE signaling, the activation of the second resource and a QCL relation between the first resource and the second resource based on the QCL indication.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Communication on licensed and unlicensed bands
Patent No. 10812225 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16056216 on 08/06/2018 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: To perform a random access procedure on licensed and unlicensed carriers, a user equipment may receive a system information block (SIB) on a downlink carrier in a first carrier frequency, where the SIB includes configuration information for a first uplink carrier and a second uplink carrier, and transmit a physical random access channel (PRACH) either on the first uplink carrier or on the second uplink carrier. A response to the transmitted PRACH received by the user equipment on a downlink carrier may schedule transmission of data channel. The SIB preferably includes configuration information for determining a power for the PRACH transmission on the first and second uplink carriers. The frequency band of the downlink carrier is same as the frequency band of the first uplink carrier and is different than that of the second uplink carrier, which has a frequency lower than the frequency of the first UL carrier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 10812283 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16439501 on 06/12/2019 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices. A service manager, controlled by the subscription manager, distributes service specific configuration data to authenticated gateway devices.

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


Channel estimation method and system for IQ imbalance and local oscillator leakage correction
Patent No. 10812294 

Inventor(s): Chandrasekhar Sriram (Chennai, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bengaluru, , IN), Ram Narayan Krishna Nama Mony (Kanyakumari, , IN), Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi (Bengaluru, , IN), Sashidharan Venkatraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Sthanunathan Ramakr
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684842 on 11/15/2019 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: A channel estimation method and system for IQ imbalance and local oscillator leakage correction, wherein an example of a channel estimation system comprising a calibrating signal generator configured to generate at least one pair of calibrating signals, a feedback IQ mismatch estimator configured to measure feedback IQ mismatch estimates based on the pair of calibrating signals, and a calibrating signal based channel estimator configured to generate a channel estimate based on the pair of calibrating signals and the feedback IQ mismatch estimates.

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


Service bandwidth provisioning on passive optical networks
Patent No. 10812325 

Inventor(s): Thomas Moore (Dallas, TX), Timothy E. Bates (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423777 on 05/28/2019 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for provisioning different services on passive optical networks or forecasting service profiles for passive optical networks. The provisioning may be based on location, guaranteed bandwidth, or the like.

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


Network deployment orchestration
Patent No. 10812331 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Sarbillon Ramirez (Little Elm, TX), Peter Bucko (Frisco, TX), Venu Mudunuri (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16389787 on 04/19/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes and systems for automatically configuring small cells, microcells, picocells, and femtocells for deployment in a cellular network are described herein. The system uses an orchestrator in an Orchestration Platform to direct the generation of the configuration for network assets to be deployed. The Orchestration Platform interacts with components to generate the data and parameters necessary for the configuration. The Orchestration Platform directs system components to generate the configuration, validate the configuration, execute the configuration, and download the configuration. The processes and systems include a database to maintain the state of a system instance during the configuration process, allowing an orchestrator to start, suspend, abort, or restart its workflow process at any time without the loss of any work.

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


Label switched path (LSP) stitching without session crossing domains
Patent No. 10812369 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15957661 on 04/19/2018 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for stitching and/or nesting label-switched path (LSP) segments for creating an end-to-end (E2E) LSP without running a Resource Reservation Protocol-Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) session over an inter-domain link. The present disclosure is applicable to various types of domains including, but not limited to, autonomous system (AS) domains and area domains. Advantages of the disclosed embodiments include providing an easy and efficient method for creating E2E LSP, simplifying network operations, and reducing the cost of network Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM).

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


Method and system for creating a mercemoji
Patent No. 10812430 

Inventor(s): Mercury Ronnell Hall (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Mercury Universe, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16243385 on 01/09/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Generating a mercemoji. A method includes: acquiring, by an application executed by a computing system, a computer-readable file including audio captured on a computer-readable file; generating, by the application, audio markers by analyzing the audio captured on the computer-readable file; generating, by the application, animation commands by interpreting the audio markers; creating, by the application, a mercemoji by manipulating controls of an animation asset based on the animation commands in a manger that is synchronized with a playback of the audio file, where a displayed movement of one or more portions of the animation asset is based on the manipulation of the controls of the animation asset; and inputting the mercemoji in a chat program implemented by the application.

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


System and method for enhanced data protection
Patent No. 10812456 

Inventor(s): Brandon Hart (Dallas, TX), Courtney Roach (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Keyavi Data Corporation (Las Vegas, NV)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16670245 on 10/31/2019 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of secure network transmission is performed by a computer system. The method includes encrypting a payload via a first symmetric key and encrypting the first symmetric key via a second symmetric key. The method further includes encrypting an author header comprising the encrypted first symmetric key and a recipient list via a third symmetric key, wherein the recipient list comprises at least one recipient. The method also includes encrypting the third symmetric key via a public asymmetric key associated with an authentication server. Furthermore, the method includes transmitting the encrypted author header and the encrypted third symmetric key to the authentication server for use in recipient-initiated pre-access authentication. In addition, the method includes transmitting the encrypted payload and the second symmetric key over a computer network to the at least one recipient.

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


Validation system utilizing dynamic authentication
Patent No. 10812460 

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: 15860355 on 01/02/2018 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are described herein for improved verification utilizing dynamic authentication information. Dynamic authentication may include utilizing dynamic authentication information, which is user information that is personal to the user and that changes over-time, such as over various time periods. This type of dynamic authentic information is readily known to the user, but would be difficult for others to determine. The present invention may be utilized to improve the security of the interactions made by the user due to the dynamic authentication information.

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


Utilizing smart data tags to track and control secure enterprise data
Patent No. 10812486 

Inventor(s): Gopikrishna Nemalikanti (Frisco, TX), Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210542 on 12/05/2018 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to utilizing smart data tags to track and control secure enterprise data. A computing platform may receive, from an enterprise user computing device, enterprise data. Subsequently, the computing platform may determine one or more tags to be applied to the enterprise data. Then, the computing platform may generate a smart data object based on the enterprise data received from the enterprise user computing device and the one or more tags determined to be applied to the enterprise data received from the enterprise user computing device. Next, the computing platform may send, to an enterprise data storage platform, the smart data object, and sending the smart data object to the enterprise data storage platform may cause the enterprise data storage platform to store the smart data object in a repository comprising a plurality of smart data objects maintained by the enterprise data storage platform.

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


Network device owner identification and communication triggering system
Patent No. 10812502 

Inventor(s): Scott Brow (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15889944 on 02/06/2018 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for network device owner identification and communication triggering. In particular, the system may monitor a plurality of systems of record associated with network of devices and/or individual network components. A primary user for each of these network components is identified, either through a known association in the systems of record or from analysis of records of network traffic associated with each network component. The primary user is recorded for each network component. In the event a vulnerability of a network component is identified, information about the network vulnerability is identified, aggregated with other information about the network component and potential remediation procedures, and compiled as a vulnerability notification. In response to the vulnerability, the system is automatically triggered to transmit the vulnerability notification to the primary user.

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


System, method, and computer-readable medium for by-passing the public switched telephone network when interconnecting an enterprise network and a carrier network
Patent No. 10812538 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Lathan W. Lewis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134629 on 09/18/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium by-passing the public switched telephone network when routing a call from a carrier network to an enterprise network are provided. A carrier gateway server is communicatively coupled with an enterprise gateway server. The enterprise gateway server is adapted to publish direct inward dial numbers assigned to enterprise extensions to the carrier gateway server. Once published, call setups originated in the carrier network may be routed directly to an enterprise network having a terminal assigned the dialed number of the call setup. Advantageously, the carrier network operator does not incur any inter-connect fee from any public switched network operator.

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


System, device, and method of performing data analytics for advising a sales representative during a voice call
Patent No. 10812656 

Inventor(s): Margaret L Brooks (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SalesBoost, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16440729 on 06/13/2019 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided for interpreting real-time voice communications and generating action plan queues to assist a sales representative during a call. The system includes an analytics module configured to identify voice call data between the sales representative and the other party and select voice impressions in the call for analysis. The analytics module further receives the voice impressions and interpret the impressions, associates at least one attribute and at least one value with each voice impression, and creates a conversation profile based on the at least one attribute and the at least one value associated with the voice impressions. The analytics module further determines action plan queues according to the conversation profile and render the action plan queues to the sales representative during the call.

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


Method and apparatus for location based broadcast channel selection and update for mobile devices
Patent No. 10812852 

Inventor(s): Manoj Kumar Das (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Charter Communcations Operating, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404094 on 05/06/2019 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for location based broadcast channel selection and update for mobile devices. The location based broadcast channel selection and update method includes determining a location of a mobile device. The location is checked against a current location area. A query is sent to a license server with the location if the location is beyond the current location area. A list of television broadcast channels associated with the location is sent by the license server and the received list of television broadcast channels are mapped against the current list of television broadcast channels. The mobile device is reconfigured with the mapped list of television broadcast channels.

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


Speaker with dual diffuser
Patent No. 10812912 

Inventor(s): Mikhail Dinaburg (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Dinaburg Technology Corp. (East Gwillimbury, ON, , CA)
Law Firm: Fogler, Rubinoff LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961858 on 04/24/2018 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved loudspeaker is disclosed. The speaker includes at least one permanent magnet, an electromagnet and a diaphragm. The diaphragm has an inner portion (active portion) and an outer portion (stabilizing portion) that are both typically ring-shaped. The interaction between the magnets causes the inner portion to move back and forth according to the electrical signal inputted. As the inner portion moves forward, the outer portion tends to move backward relative to the inner portion. The movement of the active portion tends to produce corresponding forces on the stabilizing portion that cause the stabilizing portion to move and create sound in a symbiotic fashion. In certain embodiments, the portions move relative to each other as sound is produced so that a relatively constant volume of air is displaced on either side of the diaphragm thus minimizing acoustic distortion. The inner portion may be connected to the outer portion via a hinge and/or flexible material which allows the portions to move relative to each other.

[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]


System and method for communicating with provisioned security protection
Patent No. 10812973 

Inventor(s): Li Hu (Shanghai, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15987192 on 05/23/2018 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving a security parameter provisioned for the UE, wherein the security parameter is secured using a first security key, after receiving the security parameter, communicating with the first device, wherein the communication with the first device is secured using the first security key, and performing a mobility related procedure in accordance with the security parameter provisioned for the UE, wherein performing the mobility related procedure includes triggering the mobility related procedure with a second device, deriving a second security key in accordance with the security parameter, the second security key is usable in the mobility related procedure, and securing at least one message of the mobility related procedure using the second security key.

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


Method and device for mapping ports of a network device
Patent No. 10812988 

Inventor(s): Derrick Shane Poer (Fort Worth, TX), Fahad Khan (Mckinney, TX), Gunjan Thakkar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444551 on 06/18/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive site property data relating to a site including information relating to a network device associated with the site and a layout of one or more ports of the network device; receive node data relating to a node associated with the site including information relating to one or more physical connections between the node and the ports of the network device; determine availabilities of the ports of the network device based on the physical connections; map the layout of the ports to an image coordinate system associating the ports with respective image coordinates; generate a visual model of the ports of the network device based on the layout and the respective image coordinates including status identifiers indicative of the availabilities of the ports; and cause an action to be performed based on the visual model and the status identifiers.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Location-assisted inter-set roaming
Patent No. 10813013 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Muir Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552501 on 08/27/2019 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: Steering for location-assisted inter-set roaming, between different networks of the same or different types is provided by: identifying a first station connected to a first wireless network in an environment; identifying a direction of travel of the first station; identifying a second wireless network and a third wireless network as candidate roaming targets, based on the second wireless network and the third wireless network neighboring the first wireless network in the direction of travel, wherein the second wireless network and the third wireless network are different from the first wireless network; modifying a neighbor list for the first station to include an Access Point (AP) included in the third wireless network based on environmental knowledge; removing APs included in the second wireless network based on the environmental knowledge; and transmitting the neighbor list to the first station.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Short and long training fields
Patent No. 10813064 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX), Timothy M. Schmidl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16044074 on 07/24/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a first plurality of symbols comprising complex portions. The method further includes applying conjugate symmetry to the first plurality of symbols, producing a second plurality of symbols comprising no complex portions. The method further includes transforming the second plurality of symbols using an inverse fast Fourier transform, producing a third plurality of symbols. The method further includes interpolating the third plurality of symbols, generating a short training field comprising at least one real portion of the third plurality of symbols, generating a long training field comprising at least one real portion of the third plurality of symbols, and transmitting the short training field and long training field in a WPAN.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wideband beacon channel for frequency hopping systems
Patent No. 10813094 

Inventor(s): Ariton Xhafa (Plano, TX), Arvind Khandalu Raghu (Plano, TX), Timothy Mark Schmidl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116259 on 08/29/2018 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a network on a plurality of frequency hopping channels is disclosed. The method includes transmitting a beacon on a beacon channel different from the frequency hopping channels and receiving a request from a node to join the network in response to the beacon. The method further includes adding the node to the network in response to the step of receiving and communicating with the node on the plurality of frequency hopping channels after the step of adding.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Location-matrix based user equipment band scanning
Patent No. 10813095 

Inventor(s): Terri L. Brooks (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Loeb Loeb LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275597 on 02/14/2019 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device configured to operate in two frequency bands having significantly different coverage areas receives coordinates associated with a smaller coverage area over a frequency band having a larger coverage area. The coordinates allow the electronic device to only power up the associated radio and search for a base station of the smaller coverage area when the electronic device is in the area described by the coordinates. This allows the electronic device to achieve significant power savings compared to even infrequent random polling to determine when a base station of the smaller coverage area radio system is available.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Signaling of random access preamble parameters in wireless networks
Patent No. 10813127 

Inventor(s): Jing Jiang (Wellesley, MA), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16247072 on 01/14/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: User equipment (UE)-initiated accesses within a cellular network are optimized to account for cell size and to reduce signaling overhead. A fixed set of preamble parameter configurations for use across a complete range of cell sizes within the cellular network is established and stored within each UE. A UE located in a given cell receives a configuration number transmitted from a nodeB serving the cell, the configuration number being indicative of a size of the cell. The UE selects a preamble parameter configuration from the fixed set of preamble parameter configurations in response to the received configuration number and then transmits a preamble from the UE to the nodeB using the preamble parameter configuration indicated by the configuration number.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enabling interface aggregation of mobile broadband network interfaces
Patent No. 10813154 

Inventor(s): Mathews Thomas (Flower Mound, TX), Subil M. Abraham (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15365774 on 11/30/2016 (1420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network traffic associated with a communication request within a computing device can be identified. The device can comprise of a first and second communication stack which can addresses a first and a second network interface within the computing device. The first network interface can be associated with a mobile broadband network and the second network interface can be associated with a computing network. A first and second portion of the network traffic associated with the communication request can be programmatically determined to be conveyed to the first and second network interfaces. The first and second portions of network traffic can be conveyed simultaneously to the mobile broadband network associated with the first network interface and the computing network associated with the second network interface.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Intelligent telecommunications patching system
Patent No. RE048274 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Mark A. Hejnicki (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380932 on 04/10/2019 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telecommunications patching system having point-to-point tracing capabilities includes: a plurality of end devices; at least one rack structure; a plurality of patch panels mounted to each rack structure; a plurality of connector ports disposed on each of the patch panels; a plurality of patch cords for selectively interconnecting different pairs of connector ports; a plurality of cables for selectively interconnecting the connector ports on the patch panels with respective end devices; tracing modules associated with said connector ports and end devices that monitor connectivity of the connector ports and end devices; and a display associated with the tracing modules configured to display the connectivity of a circuit comprising one or more of the connector ports and one or more of the end devices. Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Powered toilet bowl brush
Patent No. D899095 

Inventor(s): Freeman Gormany (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29718863 on 12/30/2019 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Landscaping fabric sheet with pattern
Patent No. D899103 

Inventor(s): Douglas E. Austin (Waco, TX)
Assignee(s): Easy Gardener Products, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29598054 on 03/22/2017 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D899104 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685514 on 03/28/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D899105 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685515 on 03/28/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wrist attachment band for fall detection device
Patent No. D899605 

Inventor(s): James Olinger (Crowley, TX), Johnny Ross (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): MedHab, LLC (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664161 on 09/21/2018 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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