Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 4

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

Patents granted include:
• Bell's personal air vehicle with ducted fans
Cambium Learning's tags for unlocking digital content
Capital One's vehicle recommendations by user-valued features
• StacyC's convertible motorized running cycle
• USAA's indoor drone flight awareness system
Walmart's workflow coordinator

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Aug. 4, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 25
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 9
Futurewei Technologies (Plano) 7
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 3
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 3
True Velocity IP Holdings LLC TR (Garland) 3

UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 3
Jason Hoover (Grapevine) 3
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 3
Micah Price (Plano) 3
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 3
Christopher William Overton (Richardson) 2
Felipe Pena (Southlake) 2
Stephen Wylie (Carrollton) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

137 days
Emergency calls
Patent No. 10736158-B2
Inventor: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth)
Assignee: BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario,CA)

5,466 days
Tags for unlocking digital content
Patent No. 10733308-B2
Inventor: Mark S. Dionne (Newton, MA)
Assignee: Cambium Learning (Dallas)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Pest control and detection system with conductive bait matrix
Patent No. 10729116 

Inventor(s): Daniel W. Engels (Colleyville, TX), Kenneth Lauffenburger (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BASF CORPORATION (Florham Park, NJ)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16109220 on 08/22/2018 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pest control and/or detection system generally includes an electrically conductive bait matrix including at least one carrier material that is at least one of palatable, a phagostimulant and/or consumable and/or displaceable by pests, and a plurality of electrically conductive particles. The electrically conductive particles are substantially randomly interspersed throughout the at least one carrier material. The at least one carrier material includes a thermoplastic material and/or a resin.

[A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS


Steam control system for multizone oven
Patent No. 10729144 

Inventor(s): Jeff Maddox (Garland, TX), Lee Thomas VanLanen (McKinney, TX), Philip R. McKee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Alto-Shaam, Inc. (Menomonee Falls, WI)
Law Firm: Boyle Fredrickson S.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15888669 on 02/05/2018 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-compartment oven providing steam assisted cooking employs active venting to provide improved humidity control and reduced humidity leakage between closely adjacent compartments.

[A21B] BAKERS’ OVENS; MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT FOR BAKING (domestic baking equipment A47J 37/00; combustion apparatus F23; domestic stoves or ranges being wholly or partly ovens F24B, F24C)


Artificial intelligence (AI) electrocardiogram (ECG)
Patent No. 10729351 

Inventor(s): Zhongnong Jiang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kasha Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16157178 on 10/11/2018 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electrical impulses are received from a beating heart. The electrical impulses are converted to an ECG waveform. The ECG waveform is converted to a frequency domain waveform, which, in turn, is separated into two or more different frequency domain waveforms, which, in turn, are converted into a plurality of time domain cardiac electrophysiological subwaveforms and discontinuity points between these subwaveforms. The plurality of subwaveforms and discontinuity points are compared to a database of subwaveforms and discontinuity points for normal and abnormal patients. An ST-T interval is identified from the plurality of subwaveforms and discontinuity points based on the comparison, the ST-T interval is divided into N number of equally spaced sections, and an average data value of detection is calculated for each section. A table is displayed that includes an average data value of detection for each section of the ST-T interval.

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


Photoplethysmogram with motion artifact compensation
Patent No. 10729381 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15192456 on 06/24/2016 (1502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photoplethysmogram system includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor capable of providing a sensor signal, and an adaptive filter capable of receiving a first input signal and computing an output. The photoplethysmogram system is capable of operating the filter in sequential stages, such that at each different stage the first input signal is a different sensor signal.

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


Laser-assisted machining (LAM) of non-monolithic composite bone material
Patent No. 10729497 

Inventor(s): Narendra Dahotre (Denton, TX), Soundarapandian Santhanakrishnan (Madurai, , IN)
Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16310917 on 06/19/2017 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for laser-assisted machining (LAM) of non-monolithic composite bone material is described. A high intensity focused laser beam conducts bone material removal in extremely short time duration without causing any thermal (necrosis) and mechanical damage to the material surrounding the bone-laser interaction region. A computer associated with the apparatus for machining bone preferably employs a Multiphysics computational modeling approach which takes into account physical phenomena such as heat transfer, fluid flow, convection mixing, and surface tension when determining bone target volume, calculating material properties of the multicomponent and multicomposition composite bone material, determining parameters for the laser-assisted machining based on the material properties, and performing the laser-assisted cutting/shaping/machining of bone.

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


Delivery devices for implanting devices at intersecting lumens
Patent No. 10729569 

Inventor(s): Paul LaDuca (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Taheri LaDuca LLC (Santa Cruz, CA)
Law Firm: Levine Bagade Han LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12059914 on 03/31/2008 (4509 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for fabricating and deploying an implantable device within the body. The invention is particularly suitable for delivering and deploying a stent, graft or stent graft device within a vessel or tubular structure within the body, particularly here the implant site involves two or more interconnecting vessels. The delivery and deployment system utilizes a plurality of strings which are releasably attached to the luminal ends of the implantable device.

[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]


Vitrectomy probe with end tissue cutter and associated devices, systems, and methods
Patent No. 10729582 

Inventor(s): Paul R. Hallen (Colleyville, TX), Philip John Biancalana (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591727 on 05/10/2017 (1182 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods of and for an ophthalmic surgical system are disclosed. An ophthalmic surgical system may include a vitreous probe having a housing sized and shaped for grasping by a user. The vitreous probe may also include a cutter extending from the housing and being sized to penetrate and treat a patient eye. The cutter may include an outer cutting tube coupled to the housing. The outer cutting tube may have an outer port formed at a distal end wall of the outer cutting tube and configured to receive tissue. The cutter may include a rotatable inner cutting member disposed within the outer cutting tube. The inner cutting member may include a first cutting surface that rotates across the outer port to cut the tissue when the inner cutting member is rotated.

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


Computerized oral prescription administration for securely dispensing a medication and associated systems and methods
Patent No. 10729860 

Inventor(s): Christy Corey (Fishers, IN), John Kirkpatrick (Berthoud, CO), Richard Cronenberg (Dallas, TX), Robert Boyer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BERKSHIRE BIOMEDICAL, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16420002 on 05/22/2019 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a member for securely dispensing a substance to an intended user includes a first member configured to threadedly engage with a housing containing the substance; a second member coupled to the first member, the second member configured to fixedly secure the first member to the housing; a third member including a cavity sized and shaped to selectively receive the second member; and a valve coupled to the first member such that: when the second member is received within the cavity, the valve is in an open state that allows the substance to be dispensed from the housing to the intended user in response to a processor determining that a unique biometric attribute of the intended user is detected, and when the second member is not received within the cavity, the valve is in a closed state that prevents the substance from being dispensed from the housing.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


Golf clubs and golf club heads
Patent No. 10729947 

Inventor(s): David N. Franklin (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16542647 on 08/16/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: Ball striking devices, such as golf clubs, have a head that includes a face having a striking surface configured for striking a ball, and a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the face, with the body having a crown, a sole, a heel side, and a toe side, such that the face and the body combine to define an enclosed internal cavity. A damping member is connected to the body and includes a post extending inwardly into the cavity from an inner surface of the body, a first arm extending from the post toward the heel side of the body, and a second arm extending from the post toward the toe side of the body. The damping member is configured to produce a mass damping effect upon an impact on the face.

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


Golf shaft
Patent No. 10729952 

Inventor(s): Blair M. Philip (Dallas, TX), Byron H. Adams (Indian Wells, CA), James P. MacKay (Littleton, MA), Jeffrey T. Halstead (Wylie, TX), Robert E. Stephens (Fort Worth, TX), Trever M. Napier (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BREAKTHROUGH GOLF TECHNOLOGY, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237894 on 01/02/2019 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-material golf shaft having a butt portion joined to a tip portion and possessing unique relationships, including rigidity relationships, which provide beneficial performance characteristics including improved stability.

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


System of interconnecting units
Patent No. 10731686 

Inventor(s): Harold Granek (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15804003 on 11/06/2017 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system interconnecting units having conical shaped studs and recess for fabrication of building blocks, materials, furniture, toys, all typically having a three axis aligned array of elements. Units utilize orthogonal members having a combination of studs and recesses to allow various units to combine into combined units. Magnets can assist in attracting adjacent units together and keeping recesses and studs together. Studs and recesses are complimentary shapes, such as pyramids, cones, rounded cones, lipped pyramids, rods and cylinders.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


 

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

Drain assembly for a housing of a filter assembly
Patent No. 10729996 

Inventor(s): Darrell L Morehouse, III (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16177580 on 11/01/2018 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adapter is provided for fluidly coupling a hose to a housing of a filter assembly having a drain body connected to the housing. The adapter has a retaining cap that is disposed about a central axis and is configured to couple with the drain body. A hose barb body is disposed rotatably about the central axis. The hose barb body has a tapered portion that is configured to receive at least a portion of the drain body therein, and a cylindrical portion that extends from the tapered portion. The cylindrical portion is configured to allow selective coupling of a hose thereon. A retaining collar is disposed about the central axis and has a shoulder that is configured to bear the hose barb body thereon. Multiple resilient tabs upstanding from the shoulder have ends laterally extending away from the central axis for engaging with the retaining cap.

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


Universal aerator removal and installation tool
Patent No. 10730170 

Inventor(s): Douglas C. Saunders (Shorewood, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16105223 on 08/20/2018 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a universal aerator removal and installation tool, which may include a tool for rotationally engaging and turning an aerator coupled to a faucet spout. The tool may include a tool body having a first end and a second end and various keys positioned at the first end of the tool body. Each of the keys may include projections configured to rotationally engage and turn a different type of aerator. One or more aerator wrenches may be positioned at the second end of the tool body, where the aerator wrenches may project from the tool body and be configured to rotationally engage and turn different types of aerators.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


Blade chamfer tools
Patent No. 10730201 

Inventor(s): Joshua Richards (Fort Worth, TX), Ryan Lehto (Crowley, TX), Sven R. Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15283956 on 10/03/2016 (1401 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool for machining chamfers includes a tool body defining a first reference and a second reference configured for proper positioning of the tool body on a workpiece. A router port is defined through the tool body to provide access to the workpiece for a router. A router attachment proximate the router port is configured to position a router mounted to the router attachment for machining a chamfer in the workpiece with reference to the first and second references.

[B27C] PLANING, DRILLING, MILLING, TURNING OR UNIVERSAL MACHINES FOR WOOD OR SIMILAR MATERIAL (machine tools in general B23; working wood using abrasive, e.g. sanding, devices B24; tools for these purposes B27G)


Systems and methods for extending detachable automobile sensor capabilities for collision avoidance
Patent No. 10730514 

Inventor(s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, 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: 16128853 on 09/12/2018 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to a manner of extending the use of originally-equipped automotive vehicle sensors to other types of transportation. In one embodiment, a method includes acquiring data from a vehicle-equipped detachable sensor about one or more object in an environment around a non-automotive entity when the vehicle-equipped detachable sensor is mounted to the non-automotive entity. The vehicle-equipped detachable sensor is capable of sensing a portion of an environment around an automotive vehicle and configured to communicate with a mobile device. The vehicle-equipped detachable sensor is also structured to be detached from the automotive vehicle and mounted to the non-automotive entity. The method includes determining, based on the acquired data, whether a detected object impinges upon a current travel trajectory of the non-automotive entity. The method also includes, in response to determining the detected object impinges upon the current travel trajectory of the non-automotive entity, outputting at least one notification signal to the mobile device.

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


Highway crossing out-of-service controller
Patent No. 10730540 

Inventor(s): Joseph Daniel Schnell (Olathe, KS)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936278 on 03/26/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for selectively disabling highway crossing equipment includes a timer for controlling a maximum out of service time for the highway crossing equipment, a switch for controlling disablement of the highway crossing equipment, and control circuitry responsive to the timer and the switch. The control circuitry disables the highway crossing equipment in response to an input received from the switch before the maximum out of service time has been reached and re-enables the highway crossing equipment in response to a subsequent input from the switch received before the maximum out of service time has been reached. The control circuitry places the highway crossing equipment in a failsafe condition when the maximum out of service time has been reached without receiving the subsequent input from the switch.

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


Reconfigurable foot clip apparatus and method of use
Patent No. 10730583 

Inventor(s): Kevin Donahue (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15786166 on 10/17/2017 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reconfigurable foot clip having a foot receiver having (i) a base with a foot abutment surface and a bicycle abutment surface on opposite sides of the base, and (ii) a center axis extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the foot receiver. The reconfigurable foot clip also includes a pair of sidewalls extending upward from the foot abutment surface, each of the pair of sidewalls have an uppermost perimeter portion extending toward another one of the pair of sidewalls. The reconfigurable foot clip also includes a fastening member (i) having a bicycle abutment wall extending downward from the bicycle abutment surface, and (ii) operable to secure the reconfigurable foot clip to a portion of a bicycle in one of a plurality of modes, each of the plurality of modes defined by an orientation of the foot clip and the bicycle.

[B62M] RIDER PROPULSION OF WHEELED VEHICLES OR SLEDGES; POWERED PROPULSION OF SLEDGES OR CYCLES; TRANSMISSIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SUCH VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of transmissions in vehicles in general B60K; transmission elements per se F16)


Convertible motorized running cycle
Patent No. 10730584 

Inventor(s): Eric Johnson (Temecula, CA), Phillip Charles Burke (Pala, CA), Robert Ryan Ragland (Temecula, CA)
Assignee(s): STACYC, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949026 on 04/09/2018 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A convertible running bike capable of selectively converting from a non-motorized configuration to a motorized configuration may include a front fork rotatably engaged with a front wheel, a handle bar rotatably engaged with the front fork for steering the bike, a frame and a seat connected to the frame.

[B62M] RIDER PROPULSION OF WHEELED VEHICLES OR SLEDGES; POWERED PROPULSION OF SLEDGES OR CYCLES; TRANSMISSIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SUCH VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of transmissions in vehicles in general B60K; transmission elements per se F16)


Connector assembly for rotor head swashplate
Patent No. 10730616 

Inventor(s): Lance Halcom (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15564147 on 03/29/2016 (1589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A connector assembly to connect a swashplate and a rotor shaft or hub is provided. The connector assembly includes a mount configured to fixedly connect to the rotor shaft or hub, a sleeve pivotably attached to the mount, and a translating element translationally retained within the sleeve and configured to engage with the swashplate such that the swashplate and the rotor shaft or hub rotate at the same rotational speed.

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


Personal air vehicle with ducted fans
Patent No. 10730622 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Robertson (Southlake, TX), John Lloyd (Arlington, TX), Kirk L. Groninga (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15623328 on 06/14/2017 (1147 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a first aspect, there is a personal air vehicle including a body having a forward portion, a central portion and an aft portion; a first ducted fan supported by the forward portion of the body; a second ducted fan supported by the aft portion of the body; and third and fourth ducted fans supported by the left and right sides of the body and pivotable relative to the body. An aspect provides a method of flying the personal air vehicle.

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


Modular fuselage sections for vertical take off and landing distributed airframe aircraft
Patent No. 10730624 

Inventor(s): Andrew James Zahasky (North Richland Hills, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Rohn Lee Olson (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593607 on 05/12/2017 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing and stationary flight includes a distributed airframe coupled to a modular fuselage. The modular fuselage has a longitudinal axis substantially parallel to a rotational axis of three or more propellers. The modular fuselage includes a rear module substantially disposed within a perimeter of the distributed airframe, a front module removably connected to the rear module and substantially aligned with the longitudinal axis. One or more engines or motors are disposed within or attached to the distributed airframe or fuselage. The three or more propellers are proximate to a leading edge of the distributed airframe, distributed along the distributed airframe, and operably connected to the one or more engines or motors to provide lift whenever the aircraft is in vertical takeoff and landing and stationary flight.

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


Aircraft seat back with non-tubular perimeter flange
Patent No. 10730628 

Inventor(s): Ali Mohiti Asli (Frisco, TX), Donald M. Lasell (Denton, TX), Jeffrey L. Sikorski (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16081052 on 08/05/2016 (1460 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are seat backs ([b]102[/b]) for aircraft passenger seats ([b]100[/b]). Such a seat back ([b]102[/b]) can include a unitary structural core ([b]112[/b]) formed as a single piece that includes a body ([b]138[/b]) and a flange ([b]140[/b]). The body ([b]138[/b]) and the flange ([b]140[/b]) can each include carbon fiber composite material. The flange ([b]140[/b]) can include portions extending from the rearward-facing side ([b]132[/b]) of the body respectively along a left lateral side edge, a top ([b]134[/b]) side edge, and a right lateral side edge of the unitary structural core ([b]112[/b]). The flange ([b]140[/b]) can be non-tubular.

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


Caseless container tray
Patent No. 10730676 

Inventor(s): Brett A. Johnson (Belvidere, IL), Daniel J. Slavin (Village of Lakewood, IL), John Kreider (Woodstock, IL)
Assignee(s): Dean Foods Company (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15716213 on 09/26/2017 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of caseless container trays are disclosed. In an embodiment, a caseless container tray includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface is configured to contact and receive base portions of a first plurality of containers. The top surface includes a plurality of top projections configured to divide the first plurality of containers into a plurality of rows. The bottom surface is configured to contact and receive spouts of a second plurality of containers. Furthermore, the bottom surface includes a plurality of bottom projections extending from the bottom surface, wherein a bottom surface of each bottom projection is configured to contact a shoulder portion of a container of the second plurality of containers and wherein each projection surrounds a center portion configured to contact and receive a spout.

[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


System to hold multiple beverage containers
Patent No. 10730685 

Inventor(s): Laura J. Roberts (Allen, TX), Shawn A. Roberts (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Lightbulb Innovation, LLC (Lucas, TX)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16115871 on 08/29/2018 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for holding multiple beverage containers may include a cooler or carrier with toting handles, closing tabs, and base. The base may be formed from a molded plastic, rubber or synthetic rubber material. The base may also include feet that hold the base a sufficient height from the ground. The base may have a generally conic tapering drain floor that makes up its top surface. The tapering drain floor may make draining the carrier easier by directing water toward a drain hole located in the base. Extending up from the base may be a multi-layer soft-sided wall where different layers perform different desired functions. For example, an inside layer closest to the internal cavity may be a waterproof layer, a middle layer may be an insulating layer, and an external layer may be a decorative layer.

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


 

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

Voxelated liquid crystal elastomers
Patent No. 10731077 

Inventor(s): Taylor H. Ware (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH)
Law Firm: AFMCLO/JAZ (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877533 on 01/23/2018 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer comprises polymerized, nematic monomers. The monomers are organized into a plurality of voxels with each voxel having a director orientation.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Oligonucleotide probes and uses thereof
Patent No. 10731166 

Inventor(s): David Spetzler (Paradise Valley, AZ), Heather O”Neill (Mesa, AZ), Mark Miglarese (Phoenix, AZ), Tassilo Hornung (Phoenix, AZ), Valeriy Domenyuk (Phoenix, AZ)
Assignee(s): Caris Science, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16084504 on 03/18/2017 (1235 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided to identify oligonucleotides that bind targets of interest. The targets include tissues, cells, circulating biomarkers such as microvesicles, including those derived from various diseases. The oligonucleotides can be used in diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Dynamic, fire-resistance-rated thermally insulating and sealing system having a F-rating of a min. of 120 min for use with curtain wall structures
Patent No. 10731338 

Inventor(s): Arndt Andresen (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Schaan, , LI)
Law Firm: Grneberg and Myers PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16353434 on 03/14/2019 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approved dynamic construction is useful for effectively thermally insulating and sealing of a safing slot between a floor of a building and an exterior wall construction wherein the exterior wall construction comprises a curtain wall configuration defined by an interior wall surface. The dynamic, thermally insulating and sealing system contains a tubular sealing element having wing-like connection areas for attaching the tubular sealing element to the curtain wall construction and the floor of a building, to maintain thermally insulating and sealing of the safing slot during exposure to fire and heat as well as movement in order to maintain a complete seal extending across the safing slot and to enhance the water-stopping properties of the insulation and seal within the safing slot.

[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)


Hip vent
Patent No. 10731351 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Avitabile (Lodi, NJ), Peter Campbell (Wanaque, NJ), Sudhir Railkar (Wayne, NJ), Tim Manasterski (Cumming, GA), Walter Zarate (Prospect Park, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14561432 on 12/05/2014 (2069 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vent is disclosed that is particularly suited to use in ventilating attic spaces beneath a hip roof. The vent is configured to be installed along a hip of the roof overlying and covering a ventilation slot formed through the roof deck along the hip. The vent includes an elongated laterally flexible top panel from which baffle arrays depend. The baffle arrays are formed of a plurality of depending arcuately curved vanes that arc away from the vent. The vanes are aerodynamically shaped to redirect wind-blown rain and snow away from the vent and are configured to block the migration of rain and snow through the vent. A pair of spongy conformable filler strips is attached beneath the edge portions of the vent. The filler strips conform to the shapes of underlying shingles when the vent is installed to fill any gaps that otherwise might be formed between the vent and the shingles. A weather filter drapes over some of the baffle arrays to allow attic air to pass but prevent ingress of blown snowflakes and raindrops.

[E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)


Tension release system
Patent No. 10731376 

Inventor(s): Felipe Pena (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Landscape Structures, Inc. (Delano, MN)
Law Firm: Kelly, Holt Christenson PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15468712 on 03/24/2017 (1229 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tension-release mechanism configured to facilitate a coupling between a shade membrane and a support structure is provided. The tension-release mechanism comprises a coupling sleeve configured to be installed within the support structure. The tension-release mechanism also comprises a tension actuation element configured to extend along a connection path within the coupling sleeve. The tension actuation element is configured to engage a receiving feature within a moveable sleeve coupled to the shade membrane. Actuating the tension actuation element in a first direction causes the moveable sleeve to be received within the coupling sleeve. Actuation in a second direction causes the moveable sleeve to be decoupled from the coupling sleeve.

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


Reduced trip well system for multilateral wells
Patent No. 10731417 

Inventor(s): Matthew Bradley Stokes (Keller, TX), Srinivasa Prasanna Vemuri (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15760599 on 12/10/2015 (1699 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes conveying a washover whipstock coupled to an orienting latch anchor into a parent wellbore lined with casing and securing the orienting latch anchor to the casing. A washover tool couples to and removes the washover whipstock from the parent wellbore, and thereby exposes a releasable orienting coupling of the orienting latch anchor. A workover whipstock coupled to a junction isolation tool is then conveyed into the parent wellbore and the workover whipstock is coupled to the orienting latch anchor at the releasable orienting coupling. The junction isolation tool is separated from the workover whipstock and advanced into the lateral wellbore, following which the junction isolation tool is retracted back into the parent wellbore to be re-attached to the workover whipstock to remove the workover whipstock from the parent 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]


Indexing drill bit
Patent No. 10731420 

Inventor(s): John J. Pierce (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (Sugar Land, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15562934 on 03/27/2016 (1591 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drill bit may include a bit body and at least two cones assemblies including at least two drive cylinders having at least two cones. The at least two cone assemblies are mounted on the bit body. The drill bit may also include an indexing mechanism coupled to the bit body and configured to rotate and lock at least one drive cylinder. A method of operating the drill bit may include providing fluid to the drill bit, rotating the drill string to drill formation, moving the indexing mechanism an axial distance within a central chamber of the drill bit, rotating the at least two indexable structures as the indexing mechanism moves, and locking the at least two indexable structures.

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


Downhole tool with fixed cutters for removing rock
Patent No. 10731421 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Casad (Benbrook, TX)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15999039 on 08/17/2018 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drag bit includes a blade extending from the bit body and supporting inner cutters proximate the longitudinal axis and outer cutters spaced from the longitudinal axis. The inner cutters are rotationally offset from the outer cutters. During operation the inner cutters deposit cut material in a channel that is contiguous with a channel that receives material cut by the outer cutters. The cutters and the contiguous channels flush agglomerating material from the slots.

[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]


Perforating gun
Patent No. 10731430 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey D. Wood (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): OWEN OIL TOOLS LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Mossman Kumar Tyler PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16325337 on 10/03/2017 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well tool ([b]60[/b]) includes a perforating gun ([b]108[/b]), a sealing element ([b]130[/b]), at least one pressure sensor ([b]150[/b]), a detector ([b]132[/b]), a controller ([b]152[/b]), and an anchor ([b]134[/b]). The perforating gun ([b]108[/b]) perforates the wellbore tubular in response to a firing signal. The sealing element ([b]130[/b]) is connected to the perforating gun ([b]108[/b]) and generates a pressure differential thereacross. The at least one pressure sensor ([b]150[/b]) is associated with the sealing element ([b]130[/b]) and detects a surface transmitted pressure signal. The detector ([b]132[/b]) detects at least one marker ([b]70[/b]) positioned along the wellbore ([b]12[/b]) and which includes a perforating marker ([b]70[/b]) associated with a perforating depth. The controller ([b]152[/b]) is in signal communication with the at least one pressure sensor ([b]150[/b]) and the detector ([b]132[/b]) and is configured to transmit the firing signal to the perforating gun ([b]108[/b]) only after: (i) the at least one pressure sensor ([b]150[/b]) detects the surface transmitted pressure signal, and (ii) the detector ([b]132[/b]) detects the perforating marker ([b]70[/b]). The anchor ([b]134[/b]) is connected to the perforating gun ([b]108[/b]) and selectively locks the perforating gun ([b]108[/b]) to the wellbore tubular.

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


Downhole impact apparatus
Patent No. 10731431 

Inventor(s): Thomas Wilson (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Impact Selector International, LLC (Houma, LA)
Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979262 on 05/14/2018 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for creating a downhole impact. The apparatus may be an impact tool operable to be coupled between portions of a tool string conveyable within a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation. The impact tool may include a housing, a chamber within the housing, a piston slidably disposed within the chamber and dividing the chamber into a first chamber volume and a second chamber volume, and a shaft connected with the piston and axially movable with respect to the housing. The first chamber volume may be open to a space external to the housing and the second chamber volume may be fluidly isolated from the space external to the housing. The piston may be maintained in a predetermined position within the chamber to maintain pressure within the second chamber volume appreciably lower than pressure within the first chamber volume while the impact tool is conveyed along the wellbore.

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


Modular charge holder segment
Patent No. 10731443 

Inventor(s): Richard Ellis Robey (Mansfield, TX), Scott Randall Von Kaenel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15565556 on 12/30/2016 (1313 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating tool assembly may be modularized by providing modular charge segments to provide for multiple configurations of shaped charges without the requirement of excess inventory. The modular charge segments may comprise any number of modular charge holder segments and modular charge spacer segments which are configured to provide for different spacings and offsets of shaped charges disposed within the modular charge holder segments. The modular charge holder segments include slots and locking tabs to allow for the differing offsets between charges. The modular charge holder segments may comprise a slit that allows the modular holder segment to be flexed or deflected to permit the loading and downloading of shaped charges. The modular charge segments may comprise a plastic or rubber material to provide for safer deployment of shaped charges downhole.

[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]


Top-down fracturing system
Patent No. 10731445 

Inventor(s): John A. Barton (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ABD Technologies LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15224345 on 07/29/2016 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve for use in a wellbore includes a housing including a housing port, a slidable closure member disposed in a bore of the housing and including a closure member port, and a seal disposed in the housing, wherein the closure member includes a first position in the housing where fluid communication is provided between the closure member port and the housing port, and a second position axially spaced from the first position where fluid communication between the closure member port and the housing port is restricted, wherein, in response to sealing of the bore of the housing by an obturating member sealingly engaging the seal, the closure member is configured to actuate from the first position to the second position.

[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]


Floor element for forming a floor covering, a floor covering and a method for manufacturing a floor element
Patent No. 10731682 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Jan Eddy De Rick (Geraardsbergen, , BE), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16455818 on 06/28/2019 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floor element for forming a floor covering, wherein the floor element comprises a board having edges provided with coupling elements adapted to cooperate with coupling elements of an adjacent similar floor element in the floor covering, wherein the coupling elements comprise at least one male part and at least one female part, the male part being positioned along a first edge and protruding outwardly beyond an upper edge at the first edge, the female part being positioned along a second edge and extending inwardly beyond an upper edge at said second edge to form a recess for at least partially receiving the male part, wherein the recess comprises an inlet opening having a vertical breadth, wherein the ratio between the vertical breadth and the thickness of the board is more than 0.4, and wherein the board has a thickness comprised from 3.2 mm to 6 mm.

[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)


Tension release system
Patent No. 10731694 

Inventor(s): Felipe Pena (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Landscape Structures Inc. (Delano, MN)
Law Firm: Kelly, Holt Christenson PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15697938 on 09/07/2017 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of installing a releasable shade membrane to a shade system is presented. The method comprises installing a tension release system within a structural component of the shade system. The tension release system comprises a threaded member configured to, when actuated, cause a coupling mechanism to move along an axis defined by the threaded member. The method also comprises coupling a shade membrane to the coupling mechanism. The method also comprises actuating the threaded member in a first direction, such that the coupling mechanism moves along the axis in a tensioning direction. The tension release system is configured to release applied tension upon actuation of the threaded member in a second direction, causing the coupling mechanism to move along the axis in a release direction. The release direction is substantially the reverse direction of the tensioning direction.

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


 

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

 

Locking plug mechanisms that seal openings of tube structures and methods of sealing openings of the structures
Patent No. 10731528 

Inventor(s): Matthew S. Ashley (Dunbar, WV)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15891796 on 02/08/2018 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locking plug mechanism includes a handle assembly that includes a handle body that is pivotally connected to a handle attachment member. A center pin member is connected to the handle attachment member. The center pin member is slidably received within an opening of a proximal spacer member comprising a proximal spacer located proximally on the center pin member. A distal spacer is located on the center pin member. A seal member is located on the center pin member between the proximal spacer and the distal spacer. The actuation of the handle assembly moves the center pin member relative to the proximal spacer and expands the seal member from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration.

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


Engine compartment flammable fluid drainage system
Patent No. 10731553 

Inventor(s): Andrew Jordan Birkenheuer (Arlington, TX), Chris James Ludtke (Grapevine, TX), Eric Christopher Terry (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas Dewey Parsons (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15673762 on 08/10/2017 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention achieves technical advantages as an engine compartment drainage system that allows fluid on an engine deck to exit an engine compartment, while shielding fluid from airflow. A fluid drainage apparatus utilizes a funnel member to direct fluid to an external drain line. A drain shield circumscribes the top end of the funnel member and upwardly extending therefrom and directs airflow away from the funnel member. A plurality of deck holes are disposed in the drain shield, such that fluid on the deck can enter the funnel member and exit the engine compartment. A fluid drainage system, disposes the fluid drainage apparatus in an engine deck to allow fluid on the deck to enter a funnel member of the apparatus and direct it toward the external drain line.

[F02B] INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES; COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL (cyclically operating valves therefor F01L; lubricating internal-combustion engines F01M; gas-flow silencers or exhaust apparatus therefor F01N; cooling of internal-combustion engines F01P; internal-combustion turbines F02C; plants in which engines use combustion products F02C, F02G)


Fluid end crossbore
Patent No. 10731643 

Inventor(s): Johnny Eric DeLeon, II (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Forth Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144155 on 09/27/2018 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid cylinder for a reciprocating pump includes a body having inlet, outlet, and plunger bores. The inlet and outlet bores extend coaxially along a fluid passage axis. The plunger bore extends along a plunger bore axis that extends at an angle relative to the fluid passage axis. The body includes a crossbore at the intersection of the fluid passage axis and the plunger bore axis. The crossbore intersects the inlet, outlet, and plunger bores at respective inlet, outlet, and plunger bore ends. The inlet bore end and outlet bore ends are connected to the plunger bore end at respective first and second corners of the crossbore. The first corner includes a first linear bridge segment connected to the inlet and plunger bore ends by corresponding curved segments. The second corner includes a second linear bridge segment connected to the outlet and plunger bore ends by corresponding curved segments.

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


Clip lights and related systems
Patent No. 10731831 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Lio Yenwei Chang (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Gemmy Industries Corp. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15599165 on 05/18/2017 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clip light can include a clip having a first clamp member and a second clamp member that opposes the first clamp member, wherein the first clamp member and the second clamp member are elastically biased towards one another; a light emitting diode located on the first clamp member; and a light unit cover that encloses the light emitting diode. A lighting system can include: a plurality of clip lights arranged into a light string by wires; a power adapter that transmits power to the plurality of clip lights through the wires and a set of wires that connects the plurality of clip lights to the power adapter.

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


Retrofit smart components for use in a fluid transfer system
Patent No. 10731871 

Inventor(s): John M. Trantham (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908721 on 02/28/2018 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a retrofit for a system using a fluid to transfer thermal energy in a system that utilizes a thermostat to regulate a temperature associated with a terminal is provided. The retrofit includes a return line temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of a fluid leaving a terminal; and a circuit. The circuit is configured to: receive a signal from a thermostat, the signal commanding a modulated valve to open or close; receive a temperature from the return line temperature sensor; determine whether the temperature is either greater than a maximum set point or less than a minimum set point; and modify the signal from the thermostat if the temperature is either greater than the set point or less than set point.

[F24D] DOMESTIC- OR SPACE-HEATING SYSTEMS, e.g. CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS; DOMESTIC HOT-WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; ELEMENTS OR COMPONENTS THEREFOR (preventing corrosion C23F; water supply in general E03; using steam or condensate extracted or exhausted from steam engine plants for heating purposes F01K 17/02; steam traps F16T; domestic stoves or ranges F24B, F24C; water or air heaters having heat generating means F24H; combined heating and refrigeration systems F25B; heat exchange apparatus or elements F28; removing furring F28G; electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)


Operating a climate control system based on occupancy status
Patent No. 10731882 

Inventor(s): Alan E. Bennett (Denton, TX), Anna Vishinsky (Little Elm, TX), Farhad Abrishamkar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15785101 on 10/16/2017 (1023 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a controller is operable to instruct a climate control system to operate according to an occupied mode or an unoccupied mode based on a pre-defined schedule. The occupied mode uses pre-defined settings associated with an occupied status, and the unoccupied mode uses pre-defined settings associated with an unoccupied status. The controller is operable to receive an indication that an occupancy sensor detects a space as being occupied. In response to receiving the indication when the pre-defined schedule requires the climate control system to operate in the unoccupied mode, the controller is operable to instruct the climate control system to use the pre-defined settings associated with the occupied status during an override time period.

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


Method and apparatus for balanced fluid distribution in multi-compressor systems
Patent No. 10731901 

Inventor(s): Abdul Rehman (Chennai, , IN), Patric Ananda Balan Thobias (Pondicherry, , IN), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Siddarth Rajan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15464470 on 03/21/2017 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compressor system includes at least two compressors. A suction equalizing tube fluidly couples the at least two compressors. A plumbing assembly fluidly couples to the first compressor and the second compressor. The plumbing assembly comprises an outlet to each compressor of the at least two compressors. A pressure differential between the at least two compressors is created so as to facilitate maintenance of a desired fluid level in the at least two compressors.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge nose
Patent No. 10731956 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856464 on 12/28/2017 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer nose for a polymeric ammunition cartridge having a generally cylindrical neck having a projectile aperture at a first end, a shoulder comprising a shoulder top connected to the generally cylindrical neck opposite a shoulder bottom, a side wall extending from the shoulder, a groove positioned around the side wall, a skirt connected circumferentially about the groove to extend away from the groove, wherein the groove and the skirt are adapted to mate to a polymer cartridge.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


Polymer ammunition and cartridge having a convex primer insert
Patent No. 10731957 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275976 on 02/14/2019 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge having a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


 

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Device and method for combined altitude display
Patent No. 10731981 

Inventor(s): Donald Grant Gwynne (Arlington, TX), John Timothy Pearson (Fort Worth, TX), Keith Thomas Grandin (Weatherford, TX), Lawerance Ray Butler (Aledo, TX), Michael Allen Robb (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15873303 on 01/17/2018 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: A combined altitude display apparatus for generating a combined altitude value is provided. The apparatus comprises a first altitude input interface, wherein the first altitude input interface receives a first altitude value; a second altitude input interface, wherein the second altitude input interface receives a second altitude value, wherein the second altitude value indicated by the second altitude input interface has a cyclical range; an altitude output interface, wherein the altitude output interface outputs a third altitude value; and a data fusion component coupled to the first altitude input interface and the second altitude input interface and configured to calculate the third altitude value based on the first altitude value and the second altitude value.

[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)


Low cost overmolded leadframe force sensor with multiple mounting positions
Patent No. 10732057 

Inventor(s): Richard Alan Davis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Seager, Tufte Wickhem, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16192727 on 11/15/2018 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: A force sensor includes a leadframe comprising a plurality of electrically conductive leads, a sense die coupled to the leadframe, and an encapsulant disposed over at least a portion of the leadframe and the sense die. The sense die is electrically coupled to the plurality of leads, and the plurality of leads extends from the encapsulant.

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


Notch treatment methods for flaw simulation
Patent No. 10732085 

Inventor(s): Bogdan R. Krasnowski (Bedford, TX), Robert A. Figueroa (Colleyville, TX), Robert Wardlaw (Keller, TX), Xiaoming Li (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16124762 on 09/07/2018 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: A notch treatment method for flaw simulation including providing the specimen with the notch, the notch having a re-melt material layer; isolating the notch; and selectively etching the notch to provide an etched surface of the notch; wherein at least a portion of the re-melt material layer has been removed from the notch. In one aspect, there is provided a notch treatment method for flaw simulation including providing the specimen with the notch, the notch having a re-melt material layer, the specimen includes steel or an alloy thereof; isolating the notch; and selectively etching the notch with a first etching solution and a second etching solution to provide an etched surface on the notch; wherein at least a portion of the re-melt material layer has been removed from the notch.

[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)


Seal monitor for probe or test chamber
Patent No. 10732218 

Inventor(s): Adolphus E. McClanahan (Garland, TX), Alan J. Wegleitner (Prosper, TX), Daniel A. Fresquez (Allen, TX), Mark Damone Gillette (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14836616 on 08/26/2015 (1805 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of checking a seal of a probe chamber or test chamber (thermal chamber) during a freezing temperature chamber condition. The thermal chamber provided includes a probe card or a contactor for electrically testing a semiconductor device under test (DUT), a gas inlet, a chiller which provides a freezing chamber temperature, and a pressure sensor for sensing a pressure in the thermal chamber (chamber pressure). Using the pressure sensor, the chamber pressure is sensed while flowing a dry gas through the gas inlet sufficient to render the chamber pressure a positive pressure. The positive pressure is compared to a reference pressure, and from the comparing it is determined whether the thermal chamber is properly sealed.

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


Radar calibration systems and methods
Patent No. 10732260 

Inventor(s): Pelkins Ajanoh (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (Detroit, MI)
Law Firm: Lorenz Kopf, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15695822 on 09/05/2017 (1064 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and method are provided for calibrating a radar system of an autonomous vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: obtaining, by a processor, a training set of data from at least one radar system; processing, by a processor, the training set with a machine learning method to obtain centroids of interdependent clusters within the training set; and calibrating, by a processor, the radar system based on the centroids.

[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


Shelf for communications rack or cabinet
Patent No. 10732372 

Inventor(s): Wade J. Womack (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14853024 on 09/14/2015 (1786 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fiber optic shelf includes: a floor; side walls attached to opposite side edges of the floor, wherein the shelf has a longitudinal axis defined between the side walls; and a rear wall attached to a rear edge of the floor. The rear wall has a stepped profile and comprises a plurality of mounting panels facing laterally at an oblique angle to the longitudinal axis of the shelf.

[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]


Pivotable cover for sliding tray and sliding tray including the cover
Patent No. 10732374 

Inventor(s): Gil Ruiz (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249862 on 01/16/2019 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sliding tray is configured to support one or more optical communications modules and includes a body portion having one or more mounting locations for the one or more optical communications modules. A trough projects from the body portion and is configured to support optical fibers connected to the one or more optical communications modules. A cover is pivotably connected to the tray for selectively covering the trough. A front wall of the cover may include a labeling surface, with a removable lens covering the labeling surface. A stop to limit the sliding direction of said sliding tray in the rearward direction may also be provided.

[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]


Indoor drone flight awareness system
Patent No. 10732626 

Inventor(s): Cory Matheson (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927606 on 03/21/2018 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Unmanned vehicles can be terrestrial, aerial, nautical, or multi-mode. Unmanned vehicles may be used to survey a property in response to or in anticipation of a security threat or damage to the property. For example, an unmanned vehicle may analyze information about the property and based on the information provide graphics and information associated with the surveying of the property.

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


Automatic input/output voltage control
Patent No. 10732654 

Inventor(s): Richard Edwin Hubbard (Allen, TX), Richard Sterling Broughton (Dallas, TX), Vijayalakshmi Devarajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235631 on 12/28/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes an input terminal, an input buffer circuit, an interface voltage control circuit, an output voltage selection circuit, an output driver circuit, and an output terminal. The input buffer circuit is coupled to the input terminal. The interface voltage control circuit is coupled to the input terminal. The output voltage selection circuit is coupled to the interface voltage control circuit. The output driver circuit is coupled to the output voltage selection circuit. The output terminal is coupled to the output driver circuit.

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


Method and apparatus for managing global chip power on a multicore system on chip
Patent No. 10732684 

Inventor(s): David A. Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210987 on 12/05/2018 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to at least one example embodiment, a method and corresponding apparatus for controlling power in a multi-core processor chip include: accumulating, at a controller within the multi-core processor chip, one or more power estimates associated with multiple core processors within the multi-core processor chip. A global power threshold is determined based on a cumulative power estimate, the cumulative power estimate being determined based at least in part on the one or more power estimates accumulated. The controller causes power consumption at each of the core processors to be controlled based on the determined global power threshold. The controller may directly control power consumption at the core processors or may command the core processors to do so.

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


Controlling the number of powered vector lanes via a register field
Patent No. 10732689 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638407 on 06/30/2017 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: The vector data path is divided into smaller vector lanes. A register such as a memory mapped control register stores a vector lane number (VLX) indicating the number of vector lanes to be powered. A decoder converts this VLX into a vector lane control word, each bit controlling the ON of OFF state of the corresponding vector lane. This number of contiguous least significant vector lanes are powered. In the preferred embodiment the stored data VLX indicates that 2[superscript]VLX [/superscript]contiguous least significant vector lanes are to be powered. Thus the number of vector lanes powered is limited to an integral power of 2. This manner of coding produces a very compact controlling bit field while obtaining substantially all the power saving advantage of individually controlling the power of all vector lanes.

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


Apparatus and method for reducing an energy consumption of hardware based on an application state
Patent No. 10732703 

Inventor(s): Handong Ye (Sunnyvale, CA), Jun Wang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15448396 on 03/02/2017 (1251 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer-readable media are provided for reducing an energy consumption of hardware on which an application is running. In use, a call is received from an application via an application program interface. Such call indicates a state of the application. Further, an action is determined, based on the call. The action is for reducing an energy consumption of hardware on which the application is running. The method continues by executing the action for reducing the energy consumption of the hardware on which the application is running.

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


Optimistic read operation
Patent No. 10732847 

Inventor(s): Alexander Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Idan Alrod (Herzilya, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262125 on 01/30/2019 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system may include a non-volatile memory die storing a requested data set that a host requests to be read. In response to the host request, a copy of a data set may be retrieved from the non-volatile memory die without performing error correction on an entry identifying a physical address where the data set is stored. If the data set copy matches the requested data set, the data set copy may be sent to the host. If the data set copy does not match the requested data set, then error correction may be performed on a copy of the entry to identify the correct physical address where the requested data set is stored. A copy of the requested data set may then be retrieved and sent to the host.

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


Erase health metric to rank memory portions
Patent No. 10732856 

Inventor(s): Alexandra Bauche (Milpitas, CA), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15285407 on 10/04/2016 (1400 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary method to rank blocks of a non-volatile memory device includes: for each of a plurality of blocks of a memory device, determining a respective erase health metric (EHM) for each of the blocks by combining an erase difficulty metric and an age metric, including: calculating the erase difficulty metric for a respective block based on erase performance metrics obtained during erase phases of an erase operation performed on the respective block, and determining the age metric for the respective block based on a total number of erase operations performed on the respective block during its lifespan. After determining the respective EHM for each of the blocks, the method includes ranking blocks in accordance with the determined respective EHMs, and selecting a block of the plurality of blocks in accordance with the rankings, and writing data to the selected block.

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


Generating random bitstreams with magnetic tunnel junctions
Patent No. 10732933 

Inventor(s): Won Ho Choi (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15976384 on 05/10/2018 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: True random number generation (TRNG) circuits are presented which employ magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) elements that can change magnetization state probabilistically in response to application of electrical pulses. Some implementations include pulse generators which apply perturbation sequences to the MTJ elements. The MTJ elements responsively produce randomized outputs related to changes in magnetization states. Probability compensators are included which monitor for deviations in measured probabilities in the randomized outputs from a target probability. The probability compensators make adjustments to the perturbation sequences to influence probabilistic changes in the magnetization states of the MTJ elements and bring the measured probabilities to within a predetermined deviation from the target probability.

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


Nested loop control
Patent No. 10732945 

Inventor(s): Alan L. Davis (Sugar Land, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy D. Anderson (University Park, TX), Todd T. Hahn (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422845 on 05/24/2019 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for compiling and executing a nested loop includes initializing a nested loop controller with an outer loop count value and an inner loop count value. The nested loop controller includes a predicate FIFO. The method also includes coalescing the nested loop and, during execution of the coalesced nested loop, causing the nested loop controller to populate the predicate FIFO and executing a get predicate instruction having an offset value, where the get predicate returns a value from the predicate FIFO specified by the offset value. The method further includes predicating an outer loop instruction on the returned value from the predicate FIFO.

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


System and method for implementing automated deployment
Patent No. 10732948 

Inventor(s): Jagdish G. Bankar (McKinney, TX), Jagmohan Singh (Coppell, TX), John Henry Hom (Lewisville, TX), Prasad V. Pondicherry (Plano, TX), Ravikanth H. Cuttambakam (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hunth Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16207531 on 12/03/2018 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to automating deployment into tools and technologies related to big data analytics. The innovative system automates deployment and integration of various data related tools and technologies while managing internal applications and processes for change management. Deployment generally refers to implementation of code into the production environment. The innovative system integrates with an entity”s Change Management Tools and Processes (e.g., ITSM, AIM, GFS, etc.) to provide automated deployment.

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


Computer implemented system and method, and a computer program product, for automatically determining a configuration of a computing system upon which a software application will be deployed
Patent No. 10732950 

Inventor(s): Michael Coleman (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262156 on 01/30/2019 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computer implemented systems and methods, and computer program products, for determining one or more proposed configurations of a computing system upon which a software application will be deployed. A proposed configuration may include a computing system having virtualized information technology resources deployed across an enterprise. For example, a method may include receiving software application information, such as information including software application identification information and software application licensing information. The method may further include receiving current computing system requirements information and future computing system requirements information, wherein the future computing system requirements information includes future computing system growth information and future computing system target utilization information. Additionally, the method may include dynamically generating and storing information about one or more proposed configurations based upon the received information to provide an optimized configuration wherein the total cost of ownership is minimized.

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


Hard and soft bit data from single read
Patent No. 10733047 

Inventor(s): Jim Fitzpatrick (Irvine, CA), Mostafa El Gamal (Worcester, MA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147341 on 09/28/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes memory cells programmed to one of a plurality of data states, wherein the memory cells are configured such that the plurality of data states comprise an error-prone data state. Sense circuitry of the apparatus is configured to sense first memory cells programmed to the error-prone data state, determine a bit encoding for the first memory cells, sense other memory cells programmed to other data states, and determine a bit encoding for the other memory cells. A communication circuit of the apparatus is configured to communicate the bit encoding for the other memory cells, the bit encoding for the first memory cells, and an indication that the first memory cells are programmed to the error-prone data state, in response to a single read command from a controller.

[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)


Apparatuses and methods for write address tracking
Patent No. 10733089 

Inventor(s): Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15215296 on 07/20/2016 (1476 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for write address tracking. An example apparatus can include an array of memory cells and a cache coupled to the array. The example apparatus can include tracking circuitry coupled to the cache. The tracking circuitry can be configured to track write addresses of data written to the cache.

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


System and method for frame buffer
Patent No. 10733096 

Inventor(s): Sudhi Herle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107652 on 08/21/2018 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for implementing a shared memory buffer includes at an apparatus comprising a processor and a physical memory, running a host environment with a host virtual memory. The method further includes running a guest environment with a guest virtual memory, performing, by the host environment, an allocation of a frame buffer in the physical memory, and mapping the allocated frame buffer into the host virtual memory. Additionally, the method includes passing a handle of the allocated frame buffer to the guest environment and performing a mapping of the allocated frame buffer into the guest virtual memory, the mapping based on the handle of the allocated frame buffer.

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


Compensating DC loss in USB 2.0 high speed applications
Patent No. 10733129 

Inventor(s): Yanli Fan (Dallas, TX), Yonghui Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967883 on 05/01/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a current source is coupled to a channel input of a switch, and an output of the switch is coupled to a positive or negative data line in a USB 2.0 communication system. In addition, a first input of the voltage threshold comparator is coupled to the negative data line, a second input of the voltage threshold comparator is coupled to a positive data line, and an output of the voltage threshold comparator is coupled to a control input of the switch.

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


Universal serial bus network switch
Patent No. 10733135 

Inventor(s): Fangping Liu (San Jose, CA), Serhat Nazim Avci (Santa Clara, CA), Xiaogang Zhu (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15477792 on 04/03/2017 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) switch includes a host port and a plurality of USB device ports. Each USB device port is configured to be coupled to a respective plurality of USB devices. A USB interface is coupled to the host port. A switch matrix is coupled between the USB interface and the plurality of USB device ports and is configured to switch the USB interface to one of the plurality of USB device ports. A switch controller is coupled to the plurality of USB interfaces, the host port, and the switch matrix. The switch controller is configured to control operation of the USB switch.

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


Collections of linked databases
Patent No. 10733242 

Inventor(s): Brian N. Smith (Boston, MA), Heather A. Markus (Plymouth Meeting, PA), Michael J. Markus (Plymouth Meeting, PA), Peter M. Kionga-Kamau (Charlottesville, VA)
Assignee(s): 3DEGREES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14158965 on 01/20/2014 (2388 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system generate an inferential network. Records of searches of a network of linked nodes are stored. Each of the nodes is connected to another one of the nodes by a link. Further, each of the records includes: 1) search terms used in a corresponding search; and 2) results of the corresponding search. The results correspond to nodes of the network. The stored records are analyzed to infer relationships between pairs of nodes of the network. Each of the relationships is inferred from the behavior of one of the nodes of a pair of nodes relative to the other node of the pair of nodes. Inferential nodes corresponding to the nodes of the pairs of nodes are generated, and inferential links between the inferential nodes are generated. The inferential links correspond to the inferred relationships.

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


Tags for unlocking digital content
Patent No. 10733308 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Dionne (Newton, MA)
Assignee(s): Cambium Learning, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 11205480 on 08/17/2005 (5466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Unlocking digital content embodied in digital readable form on a digital media carrier is described. Unlocking the digital content includes evaluating a code provided by a user scanning a tag attached to a printed, physical copy of the digital content; and if the code corresponds to an authorized code, unlocking the digital content.

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


Controlling access to application data
Patent No. 10733310 

Inventor(s): Peter Barker (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16055674 on 08/06/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for controlling access to application data associated with an application configured on a computing device. The method comprises: storing data comprising, for each of a plurality of access levels associated with the application, first data indicative of a combination of one or more credentials associated with the respective access level and an access level key corresponding to the respective access level, the access level key being encrypted by the combination of one or more credentials associated with the respective access level; determining, based on the first data, an access level in the plurality of access levels corresponding to a combination of one or more credentials available to the application; decrypting the access level key in the stored data corresponding to the determined access level; and providing access to encrypted application data associated with the application and corresponding to the determined access level.

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


Method and systems for rendering of virtual displays using cryptographic symbols
Patent No. 10733404 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252524 on 01/18/2019 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for rendering virtual displays using cryptographic symbols are disclosed. In one aspect, a display device is disclosed that includes a processor and data storage including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to perform operations. The operations include emitting infrared light toward a cryptographic symbol associated with a surface, receiving a reflection of the emitted natural or man-made sunlight from the cryptographic symbol, and, based on the reflection, decrypting the cryptographic symbol to determine a unique identifier. The operations further include, based on the identifier, generating a first virtual display, and rendering the first virtual display on an image of the surface, through a heads up display, or projected onto the surface.

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


Apparatus for controlling the printing on cable
Patent No. 10733486 

Inventor(s): Clifton S. Thompson (Lucas, TX), Ferrin E. Gomez (Van Alstyne, TX), Tony Ornelas, III (Frisco, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16363990 on 03/25/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the printing on wire or cable. The apparatus including a processor, a bus connected to the processor, a user input connected to the bus, a display screen connected to the user input and the bus, a first storage system connected to the bus, data stored in the first storage system and displayable on the display screen, wherein the data includes manufacturing and print information, a printer connected to the bus, wherein the printer prints the data on the wire or cable, a communication device connected to the bus, and an identification device connected to the bus, wherein identification device receives information from a user.

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


Workflow coordinator
Patent No. 10733555 

Inventor(s): Hari Harasudan Ramasubbu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): WALMART APOLLO, LLC (Bentonville, AR)
Law Firm: Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14214295 on 03/14/2014 (2335 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for approving proposed business plans and automatically generating and coordinating workflow for establishing data tables for aggregating customer profiles data. The disclosure also extends to methods, systems and computer products for scheduling processes within workflows and checking the status of the workflows.

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


Vehicle recommendations weighted by user-valued features
Patent No. 10733656 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Plano, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16352315 on 03/13/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for determining, sorting, or determining and sorting a set of items. The method includes receiving, via a user device, parameter values from a user and receiving parameter weights. The method further includes determining a sort score for each vehicle of a set of vehicles based on the received parameter values and parameter weights, and sorting the set of vehicles based on the sort score of each vehicle of the set of vehicles.

[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 preprocessing capsule endoscopic image
Patent No. 10733731 

Inventor(s): Guohua Xiao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ankon Technologies CO., LTD (Wuhan, , CN)
Law Firm: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959058 on 04/20/2018 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and a method for preprocessing capsule endoscope images are provided. The capsule endoscopic image preprocessing system include an in vitro image removal module, an invalid image removal module, a digestive tract image classification module, a lesion and anatomical structure identification module, and a lesion and anatomical structure redundant image removal module. The capsule endoscopic image preprocessing system removes in vitro images and invalid images from capsule endoscopic images, classifies the capsule endoscopic images according to different parts of the digestive tract, identifies lesion and anatomical structures in the classified capsule endoscopic images; and removes redundant lesion and anatomical structure images according to the lesion and anatomical structures.

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


Parking lot assistant
Patent No. 10733891 

Inventor(s): Justin J. Chow (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181193 on 11/05/2018 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for assisting parking of a vehicle includes a main body to support at least one driver or passenger, and a sensor to detect adjacent structure data corresponding to an adjacent vehicle or structure adjacent to the main body. The system further includes a network access device to transmit and receive data including receiving a parking assist request from a remote device corresponding to a request to locate the main body, and an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the sensor and the network access device. The ECU is designed to receive the parking assist request from the network access device. The ECU is further designed to control the network access device to transmit parking location information to the remote device in response to receiving the parking assist request, the parking location information corresponding to the adjacent vehicle or structure adjacent to the main body.

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


Sensing memory cells using array control lines
Patent No. 10734048 

Inventor(s): Ali Al-Shamma (San Jose, CA), James Hart (Cedar Park, TX), Jeffrey Koon Yee Lee (Fremont, CA), Tz-Yi Liu (Palo Alto, CA), Yadhu Vamshi Vancha (Livermore, CA), Yingchang Chen (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000816 on 06/05/2018 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more control lines other than those used to activate a non-volatile memory cell may be used to sense a data value of the cell. For example, an apparatus may include a selection circuit that selects, based on an address corresponding to a non-volatile memory cell included an array of non-volatile memory cells, a word line coupled to the non-volatile memory cells to activate the non-volatile memory cell. An amplifier circuit may sense a data value stored in the non-volatile memory cell based on a sense signal having a voltage level based on voltage levels of one or more other word lines of the array of non-volatile memory cells. In another example, a data value of a non-volatile memory cell coupled to a word line may be sensed based on the voltage levels of one or more dummy sense lines within the array.

[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)


Programming selection devices in non-volatile memory strings
Patent No. 10734070 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Dengtao Zhao (Los Gatos, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Jin Liu (Fremont, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Zhongguang Xu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019456 on 06/26/2018 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: Non-volatile memory strings may include multiple selection devices for coupling memory cell devices to a bit line. Different programming operations may be used to program various individual selection devices in a non-volatile memory cells string. For example, a control circuit may set a threshold voltage of a particular selection device to a value greater than a threshold voltage of another selection device. In another example, the control circuit may program the selection device using an initial sense time. Subsequent to programming the selection device using the initial sense time, the control circuit may program the selection device using a different sense time that is shorter than the initial sense time.

[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)


Three terminal isolation elements and methods
Patent No. 10734073 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Bandyopadhyay (San Jose, CA), Brian Le (San Jose, CA), Christopher J. Petti (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273734 on 02/12/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monolithic three-dimensional memory array is provided that includes a plurality of global bit lines disposed above a substrate, a plurality of vertically-oriented bit lines disposed above the global bit lines, a plurality of word lines disposed above the global bit lines, a plurality of memory cells coupled between the vertically-oriented bit lines and the word lines, and a plurality of isolation elements coupled between the vertically-oriented bit lines and the global bit lines. Each isolation element includes a vertical thin-film transistor and a threshold selector device.

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


Word line discharge skip for faster read time
Patent No. 10734077 

Inventor(s): Norihiro Kamae (Yokohama, , JP), Yosuke Kato (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16456029 on 06/28/2019 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for improving read time performance and energy consumption when reading multiple pages within a memory block by dynamically skipping or accelerating unselected word line discharge cycles are described. In some cases, a controller or one or more control circuits in communication with word lines and bit lines associated with a memory block may detect that a read command or instruction for reading a second page within the memory block has arrived prior to the word line discharge phase associated with reading a first page within the memory block, and in response, the controller may skip the discharge cycle for unselected word lines within the memory block prior to reading the second page and initiate the next page read for the second page after a partial discharge period of time.

[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)


Three-dimensional memory device containing bit line switches
Patent No. 10734080 

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (Nagoya, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Naoki Ookuma (Yokohama, , JP), Takuya Ariki (Yokohama, , JP), Toru Miwa (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213382 on 12/07/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes memory stack structures in multiple memory arrays. Bit lines are split into multiple portions traversing different memory arrays. Each sense amplifier is connected to a first portion of a respective bit line via a respective first switching transistor device, and is connected to a second portion of the respective bit line via a respective second switching transistor device. The switching transistor devices connect each sense amplifier to one portion of the bit lines without connecting to another portion of the bit lines, thereby reducing the RC delay. The switching transistor devices may be provided as vertical field effect transistors located at a memory array level, or may be provided in another semiconductor chip.

[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)


Pulse-amplitude modulation for a multiple die memory device
Patent No. 10734081 

Inventor(s): Gennady Burdo (San Jose, CA), Nimrod Blatt (San Jose, CA), Tal Hamias (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453184 on 06/26/2019 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for implementing pulse-amplitude modulation on a memory device includes configuring a first resistor of a first memory die to a first resistance value. The method also includes configuring a second resistor of a second memory die to a second resistance value. The method also includes receiving, during performance of a read operation, in parallel: two voltage values from the first memory die; and two voltage values from the second memory die. The method also includes determining a first data bit value using the two voltage values from the first memory die. The method also includes determining a second data bit value using the two voltage values from the second memory die.

[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 voltage scaling system for out of context functional safety SoC
Patent No. 10734993 

Inventor(s): Chunhua Hu (Plano, TX), Erkan Bilhan (Dallas, TX), Sumant Dinkar Kale (Allen, TX), Venkateswar Reddy Kowkutla (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15393513 on 12/29/2016 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: The optimal operating voltage of a complex SoC may be influenced by process variations. The operating voltages may be dynamically adjusted for optimal performance. These adjustments require a dynamic reconfiguration of the voltage monitoring thresholds in the power on reset circuitry of the SoC.

[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 routing media
Patent No. 10735781 

Inventor(s): Donald H Bate (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SITO Mobile RD IP, LLC (Jersey City, NJ)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235690 on 12/28/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, a method for managing streaming of video content to a client device includes providing the video content to a content distribution network for storage in a plurality of geographically separated resources of the content distribution network, dynamically selecting an advertisement media clip based on statistical information associated with a user of the client device, and receiving, from the client device via a packet-based telecommunication network, signaling to have the stored video content streamed to the client device. In response to the received signaling, the method includes transmitting to the client device via the packet-based telecommunication network and in one or more files having a format compatible with a media player on the client device, (i) an identification of a first resource of the content distribution network available to facilitate streaming of the stored video content to the client device, the identification being dependent at least in part on a relationship between a geographic location of the client device and a geographic location of at least one of the resources of the content distribution network and (ii) an identification of an advertising server, the identification of the advertising server being dependent at least in part on a relationship between the geographic location of the client device and a geographic location of the advertising server, wherein the one or more files, when processed by the client device, cause the client device

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


 

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Systems and methods of detecting problematic health situations
Patent No. 10729378 

Inventor(s): Emily S. Lerner (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206345 on 11/30/2018 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for detecting a problematic health situation generally includes a vehicle. The vehicle comprises a sensor configured to detect a physiological characteristic of an occupant of the vehicle, an environmental sensor configured to detect an environmental characteristic of the vehicle, and a profile generation module including a memory. The profile generation module is configured to store a physiological characteristic measurement corresponding to the occupant of the vehicle, store an environmental characteristic measurement corresponding to the vehicle, and transmit the physiological characteristic measurement and the environmental characteristic measurement. The system comprises a server configured to compare the physiological characteristic measurement to a database of physiological characteristic measurements corresponding to the occupant of the vehicle. The server is further configured to formulate a baseline for the physiological characteristic based on the comparison of the physiological characteristic measurement and historical physiological characteristic data of the occupant of the vehicle.

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


Controlling systems with motor drives using pulse width modulation
Patent No. 10731907 

Inventor(s): Palanivel Subramaniam (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15619659 on 06/12/2017 (1149 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an electronic power converter and a controller. The electronic power converter supplies power to one or more motor drives of an HVAC and/or refrigeration system. The controller obtains a plurality of pulse width modulation (PWM) algorithms. Each PWM algorithm has an associated harmonic signature. The controller further determines one or more resonance frequencies associated with the HVAC and/or refrigeration system. The controller also selects a first PWM algorithm from the plurality of PWM algorithms based at least in part on the harmonic signature associated with the first PWM algorithm mitigating the one or more resonance frequencies associated with the refrigeration system. The controller further operates the electronic power converter according to the first PWM algorithm.

[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]


Measuring internal voltages of packaged electronic devices
Patent No. 10732660 

Inventor(s): Maciej Piotr Jankowski (Munich, , DE), Peng Cao (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16526801 on 07/30/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: An method comprising activating an internal switch within a packaged electronic device to connect to a reference ground of an internal voltage source to a first input of an analog front end, receiving an external ground potential voltage at a first package pin of the packaged electronic device, generating a zero detector output signal for the packaged electronic device at a second package pin, activating the internal switch to connect the first input of the analog front end to the internal voltage source, receiving a second voltage level at the first package pin that generates a second output signal that matches the zero detector output signal, and receiving trim instructions to trim an internal voltage generated by the internal voltage source to a voltage level that is closer to a target voltage level.

[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]


Resistor replicator
Patent No. 10734140 

Inventor(s): Roy Alan Hastings (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286325 on 02/26/2019 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, a device comprises a first resistor coupled to a second resistor and to a trim resistor, the second resistor and the trim resistor coupled to a port configured to couple to a third resistor. The device also comprises a comparator having an inverting input coupled to a first node between the second resistor and the port and a non-inverting input coupled to a second node between the first resistor and the trim resistor. The device further includes a trim control circuit coupled to an output of the comparator and having an output coupled to the trim resistor, the trim control circuit configured to couple to multiple integrated trim resistors external to the device.

[H01C] RESISTORS


Digital shutter control for bright flash recover in night vision equipment
Patent No. 10734183 

Inventor(s): John A. Balboni (Agawam, MA), Raymond Leo Chabot (Chicopee, MA)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16223558 on 12/18/2018 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A methodology, for night vision equipment, includes enabling an automatic brightness control (ABC) procedure for a light intensifier having a photocathode that automatically selects a voltage to be applied to the photocathode, sensing current being drawn by the anode, when the current being drawn by the anode exceeds a predetermined threshold, shutting down the photocathode, disabling the ABC procedure, and storing, as a stored voltage value, a value of a voltage that had been selected by the ABC procedure when the current exceeded the predetermined threshold. After a first predetermined period of time, applying a voltage to the photocathode in accordance with the stored voltage value, and after a second predetermined period of time re-enabling the ABC procedure and selecting the stored voltage value as the voltage to be applied to the photocathode.

[H01J] ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS (spark-gaps H01T; arc lamps with consumable electrodes H05B; particle accelerators H05H)


Method of separating the main part of a semiconductor substrate from the functional layer built on it
Patent No. 10734274 

Inventor(s): Bing Hu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15868300 on 01/11/2018 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process separates a main body of a semiconductor substrate from a functional layer. The method includes the steps of implanting ions into a semiconductor substrate through a top surface of the semiconductor substrate to form an ion damage layer underneath the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. After the ions are implanted into the semiconductor substrate, a functional layer is formed on the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The main body of the semiconductor substrate is then separated from the functional layer. The method also includes forming the functional layer on the semiconductor substrate after ion implanting and then separating the functional layer from the main body of the substrate at the ion damage layer. This method avoids bonding in SOI and can thus reduce process steps and cost.

[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]


Poly gate extension design methodology to improve CMOS performance in dual stress liner process flow
Patent No. 10734290 

Inventor(s): Steven Lee Prins (Fairview, TX), Younsung Choi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167903 on 10/23/2018 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit and method with dual stress liners and with NMOS transistors with gate overhang of active that is longer than the minimum design rule and with PMOS transistors with gate overhang of active that are not longer than the minimum design rule.

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


Semiconductor package with floating heat spreader and process for making the same
Patent No. 10734301 

Inventor(s): Robert Charles Dry (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281807 on 02/21/2019 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor package, which includes a carrier, a flip-chip die, a mold compound, and a heat spreader. Herein, the flip-chip die includes a device layer over the carrier and a die substrate over the device layer. The mold compound resides over the carrier and surrounds the flip-chip die. The mold compound has a recess adjacent to the flip-chip die, and the recess extends vertically lower than a top surface of the die substrate. The heat spreader hangs over the flip-chip die, and includes a spreader body that is thermally coupled to the die substrate, and a spreader protrusion that extends from the spreader body into the recess. A thickness of the spreader protrusion is shorter than a depth of the recess, and a width of the spreader protrusion is narrower than a width of the recess, such that the spreader protrusion is floating in the recess.

[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]


Plating for thermal management
Patent No. 10734304 

Inventor(s): Christopher Daniel Manack (Flower Mound, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX), Salvatore Frank Pavone (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16193089 on 11/16/2018 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a process that includes forming a diffusion barrier layer on a backside of a semiconductor wafer. The process also includes forming a seed copper layer on the diffusion barrier layer. The process also includes forming a copper layer on the seed copper layer. The process also includes immersion plating a silver layer on the copper layer.

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


Integration of a passive component in an integrated circuit package
Patent No. 10734313 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Jeffrey Morroni (Parker, TX), Rajeev Dinkar Joshi (Cupertino, CA), Sreenivasan K. Koduri (Allen, TX), Sujan Kundapur Manohar (Dallas, TX), Yogesh K. Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15951021 on 04/11/2018 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a leadframe and a semiconductor die attached to the leadframe by way of solder posts. In a stacked arrangement, the package also includes a passive component disposed between the leadframe and the semiconductor die and electrically connected to the semiconductor die through 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]


Integrated circuit with an embedded inductor or transformer
Patent No. 10734331 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granby, CT), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15678841 on 08/16/2017 (1084 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an integrated circuit includes: a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite second surface; at least one dielectric layer overlying the first surface of the semiconductor substrate; at least one inductor coil in the at least one dielectric layer with a plurality of coil windings separated by coil spaces, the at least one inductor coil lying in a plane oriented in a first direction parallel to the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, the at least one inductor coil electrically isolated from the semiconductor substrate by a portion of the at least one dielectric layer; and trenches extending into the semiconductor substrate in a second direction at an angle with respect to the first direction, the trenches underlying the inductor coil and filled with dielectric replacement material.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including bit lines between memory elements and an underlying peripheral circuit and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10734400 

Inventor(s): Masayuki Hiroi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Noritaka Fukuo (Ofuna, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278391 on 02/18/2019 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional semiconductor device includes bit lines formed in the lower-interconnect-level dielectric material layers located over a substrate, bit-line-connection via structures contacting a respective one of the bit lines, pillar-shaped drain regions contacting a respective one of the bit-line-connection via structures, an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over the pillar-shaped drain regions, and memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack. A source layer overlies the alternating stack, and is electrically connected to an upper end of each vertical semiconductor channel within a subset of the vertical semiconductor channels. Vertical bit line interconnections structures extending through the levels of the alternating stack may be eliminated by forming the bit lines underneath the alternating stack, and the footprint of the layout of the three-dimensional memory device may be reduced.

[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 non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10734408 

Inventor(s): Yangyin Chen (Heverlee, , BE), Yingda Dong (Los Altos, CA), Yukihiro Sakotsubo (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580175 on 09/24/2019 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system is provided that includes a plurality of NAND strings of non-volatile storage elements, each non-volatile storage element including a control gate, a tunneling layer, a floating gate, and a blocking layer including a ferroelectric material. The tunneling layer is disposed between the control gate and the floating gate, and the floating gate is disposed between the tunneling layer and the blocking layer.

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


Semiconductor devices with graded dopant regions
Patent No. 10734481 

Inventor(s): G. R. Mohan Rao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Greenthread, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16717950 on 12/17/2019 (231 days app to issue)

Abstract: Most semiconductor devices manufactured today, have uniform dopant concentration, either in the lateral or vertical device active (and isolation) regions. By grading the dopant concentration, the performance in various semiconductor devices can be significantly improved. Performance improvements can be obtained in application specific areas like increase in frequency of operation for digital logic, various power MOSFET and IGBT ICs, improvement in refresh time for DRAMs, decrease in programming time for nonvolatile memory, better visual quality including pixel resolution and color sensitivity for imaging ICs, better sensitivity for varactors in tunable filters, higher drive capabilities for JFETs, and a host of other applications.

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


Integration of strained silicon germanium PFET device and silicon NFET device for finFET structures
Patent No. 10734504 

Inventor(s): Bruce B. Doris (Slingerlands, NY), Hong He (Schenectady, NY), Junli Wang (Slingerlands, NY), Nicolas J. Loubet (Guilderland, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020475 on 06/27/2018 (769 days app to issue)

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

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


High electron mobility transistor (HEMT) device
Patent No. 10734512 

Inventor(s): Edward A. Beam, III (Plano, TX), Jinqiao Xie (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16383130 on 04/12/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) device with epitaxial layers that provide an electron Hall mobility of 10805% centimeters squared per volt-second (cm[superscript]2[/superscript]/Vs) at room temperature for a charge density of 3.1810[superscript]13[/superscript]/cm[superscript]2 [/superscript]and method of making the HEMT device is disclosed. The epitaxial layers include a channel layer made of gallium nitride (GaN), a first spacer layer made of aluminum nitride (AlN) that resides over the channel layer, a first spacer layer made of Al[subscript]X[/subscript]Ga[subscript](1-X)[/subscript]N that resides over the first spacer layer, and a first barrier layer made of Sc[subscript]y[/subscript]Al[subscript]z[/subscript]Ga[subscript](1-y-z)[/subscript]N that resides over the second spacer layer. In at least one embodiment, a second barrier layer made of Al[subscript]X[/subscript]Ga[subscript](1-X)[/subscript]N is disposed over the first barrier layer.

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


Data communication cable assembly including electromagnetic shielding features
Patent No. 10734768 

Inventor(s): Atul Sharma (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Cosemi Technologies, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Loza Loza LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15981009 on 05/16/2018 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data communication cable assembly including a cable with wire and/or optical fiber communication mediums for transmitting data signals and/or power signals, and connectors for connecting to a pair of devices, respectively. Each of the connector includes a connector plug or receptacle configured to mate with a corresponding receptacle or plug of a device, wherein the connector plug or receptacle includes a set of electrical contacts configured to send and/or receive the data signals and/or power signals to and/or from the device; a metallic shell defining an enclosure and including first and second openings, wherein the connector plug or receptacle mate is configured to mate with the corresponding receptacle or plug of the device via the first opening, and wherein the cable extends from inside to outside of the enclosure via the second opening; and electrically-conductive filler material configured to reduce electromagnetic leakage via the first and second openings.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


DC-DC converter with a pulse-skipping mode (PSM) transitions controller
Patent No. 10734899 

Inventor(s): Huy Le Nhat Nguyen (Raleigh, NC), Jiwei Fan (Cary, NC), Mingyue Zhao (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259194 on 01/28/2019 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an input voltage supply and advanced current mode (ACM) converter device coupled to the input voltage supply. The ACM converter device ([b]102[/b]) includes a pulse-skipping mode (PSM) transitions controller configured to switch between PSM and discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). The system also includes an output inductor coupled to a switch node of the ACM converter device. The system also includes an output capacitor with a first terminal coupled to the output inductor and a second terminal coupled to a ground node. The system also includes a voltage divider in parallel with the output capacitor, where the voltage divider is configured to provide a feedback voltage to the ACM converter device.

[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]


Synchronous rectifier control
Patent No. 10734908 

Inventor(s): Bharath Kannan (Merrimack, NH), Bing Lu (Bedford, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427094 on 05/30/2019 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A synchronous rectifier control circuit includes a drain voltage input, a gate voltage output, a gate voltage generation circuit, a burst detection circuit, an on-time monitor circuit, and a burst mode reset circuit. The gate voltage generation circuit includes a first input coupled to the drain voltage input, and an output coupled to the gate voltage output. The burst detection circuit includes a first input coupled to the drain voltage input, and an output coupled to a second input of the gate voltage generation circuit. The on-time monitor circuit includes an input coupled to the output of the gate voltage generation circuit. The burst mode reset circuit includes a first input coupled to the drain voltage input, a second input coupled to an output of the on-time monitor circuit, and an output coupled to a second input of the burst detection circuit.

[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]


Methods and systems for micro machines
Patent No. 10734924 

Inventor(s): Harold L. Stalford (Norman, OK)
Assignee(s): MicroZeus, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15911916 on 03/05/2018 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A micro machine may be in or less than the micrometer domain. The micro machine may include a micro actuator and a micro shaft coupled to the micro actuator. The micro shaft is operable to be driven by the micro actuator. A tool is coupled to the micro shaft and is operable to perform work in response to at least motion of the micro shaft.

[H02N] ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Motor drive phase sector buffer, offset and gain error circuitry
Patent No. 10734927 

Inventor(s): Ferdinand von Molo (Freising, , DE), Martin Staebler (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544249 on 08/19/2019 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sort buffer includes a phase sector determination circuit, a phase sector update circuit, and a phase sector completion circuit. The phase sector determination circuit is configured to determine a phase sector corresponding to a phase of a first sine and cosine sample pair received from an encoder or resolver. The phase sector update circuit is configured to determine whether a second sine and cosine sample pair corresponding to the phase sector is stored in a lookup table (LUT) and, in response to a determination that a second sine and cosine sample pair corresponding to the phase sector is not stored in the LUT, store the first sine and cosine sample pair in the LUT. The phase sector completion circuit is configured to determine whether the LUT has stored, for each of a plurality of phase sectors, a corresponding sine and cosine sample pair.

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


Signal detection circuit
Patent No. 10734956 

Inventor(s): Arlo James Aude (Lawrenceville, GA), Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Tucker, GA), Kumar Anurag Shrivastava (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16675779 on 11/06/2019 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A signal detection circuit includes a signal input terminal, a rectifier circuit, a comparator circuit; a current source, and a comparator output terminal. The rectifier circuit is coupled to the signal input terminal and is configured to receive an input signal and generate a rectified signal based on the input signal. The comparator circuit is coupled to the rectifier circuit and is configured to receive a common mode signal and to generate a difference current based on a difference of the common mode signal and the rectified signal. The current source is coupled to the comparator circuit and is configured to generate a reference current. The comparator output terminal is configured to provide an output signal based on a difference of the reference current and the difference current.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Enhanced immunity latched logic state retention
Patent No. 10734978 

Inventor(s): Keshav Bhaktavatson Chintamani (Bangalore, , IN), Per Torstein Roine (Oslo, , NO), Sankar Prasad Debnath (Bangalore, , IN), Soman Purushothaman (Tharuvana, , IN), Steven C. Bartling (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16236330 on 12/28/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a latch includes circuitry for latching input information. The circuitry can be precharged in response to an indication of a first mode and can latch the input information to an indication of a second mode. The latch can optionally further latch the input information in response to a node for storing the latched input information.

[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]


Voltage detector
Patent No. 10735020 

Inventor(s): Divya Kaur (Delhi, , IN), Santhosh Kumar Gowdhaman (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399056 on 04/30/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage detector circuit including a ladder selector that includes a first node, a second node and a selector node. The voltage detector circuit also includes a first resistive ladder that includes a first string of resistors coupled between a sensing input node and the first node of the ladder selector and a first set of transistors. An input node of each transistor in the first set of transistors is coupled to a respective intermediate node between two resistors in a subset of resistors in the first string of resistors and an output node of each transistor in the first set of transistors is coupled to a sensing output node. The voltage detector circuit also includes a second resistive ladder that includes a second string of resistors coupled between the sensing input node and the second node of the ladder selector and a second set of transistors.

[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]


Matrix compression accelerator system and method
Patent No. 10735023 

Inventor(s): Arthur John Redfern (Plano, TX), Dan Wang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15900611 on 02/20/2018 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: A matrix compression/decompression accelerator (MCA) system/method that coordinates lossless data compression (LDC) and lossless data decompression (LDD) transfers between an external data memory (EDM) and a local data memory (LDM) is disclosed. The system implements LDC using a 2D-to-1D transformation of 2D uncompressed data blocks (2DU) within LDM to generate 1D uncompressed data blocks (1DU). The 1DU is then compressed to generate a 1D compressed superblock (CSB) in LDM. This LDM CSB may then be written to EDM with a reduced number of EDM bus cycles. The system implements LDD using decompression of CSB data retrieved from EDM to generate a 1D decompressed data block (1DD) in LDM. A 1D-to-2D transformation is then applied to the LDM 1DD to generate a 2D decompressed data block (2DD) in LDM. This 2DD may then be operated on by a matrix compute engine (MCE) using a variety of function operators.

[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]


Re-encoding data associated with failed memory devices
Patent No. 10735030 

Inventor(s): Chris Michael Brueggen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Park, Vaughan, Fleming Dowler LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670802 on 08/07/2017 (1093 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technique includes determining that a given memory device of a plurality of memory devices has failed and in response to the determination that the given memory device has failed, re-encoding a data unit associated with the given memory device. The data unit is associated with a payload and a symbol-based error correction code. The re-encoding includes determining a bit-based error correction code for the payload and replacing the data unit in the memory with the payload and the bit-based error correction code.

[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]


Adjustable dynamic range signal detection circuit
Patent No. 10735041 

Inventor(s): Jikai Chen (Allen, TX), Yanli Fan (Allen, TX), Yuan Rao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16445291 on 06/19/2019 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a sensor configured to receive an input signal and to provide a sensor output signal in response to the received input signal. A plurality of mirror circuits are configured to receive the sensor output signal from the sensor and to generate mirror circuit output signals. The plurality of mirror circuits includes a first mirror circuit and at least a second mirror circuit. The first mirror circuit increases its respective mirror circuit output signal until its saturation value is reached. The second mirror circuit increases its respective mirror output signal if the sensor output signal is above a threshold value and until its saturation value is reached.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods of beam codebook generation for the 5G terminals
Patent No. 10735066 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianhua Mo (Garland, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Pengda Huang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16224531 on 12/18/2018 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises identifying E-field data of each antenna of the UE to be used for transmitting and receiving data, generating, based on the E-field data, a set of codewords including a first and second upper bounds, the set of codewords corresponding to candidate beams of each antenna, selecting at least one codeword from the set of codewords based on a performance criteria, configuring a codebook to be used for each antenna by adding the at least one codeword into the codebook, determining whether the codebook including the at least one codeword satisfies a condition to stop adding another codeword to the codebook, and applying the configured codebook for use in transmitting or receiving the data at each antenna based on whether the condition is satisfied.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for CSI feedback in a MIMO wireless communication system with elevation beamforming
Patent No. 10735075 

Inventor(s): Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16356199 on 03/18/2019 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a communication system is disclosed. The method includes transmitting a plurality of channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) sub-resources and a plurality of mode configuration signals to a remote transceiver. The method further includes receiving channel state information (CSI) signals according to the mode configuration signals for the respective sub-resources.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Splitter-based colorless-directionless-contentionless reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer
Patent No. 10735126 

Inventor(s): Eric Koopferstock (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505313 on 07/08/2019 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) complex in an optical network may include one or more core ROADM devices, each including multiple input/output port pairs configured for respective wavelengths or wavelength bands to be coupled to a fiber distribution panel (FDP) over fiber. The FDP may include multiple FDP connectors to receive optical signals from the core ROADM device(s) and may extract and route optical signals having a single wavelength to respective transponder connectors of the FDP for coupling to a transponder. Multiple expansion options may be enabled at the FDP. For example, according to one option, a single expansion connector may be enabled for coupling to an expansion device to provide additional drop port capacity. In another example, multiple expansion connectors may be enabled for coupling to respective expansion devices.

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


System and method for detecting and controlling contraband devices in a correctional facility utilizing portable electronic devices
Patent No. 10735131 

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: 15245925 on 08/24/2016 (1441 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for detecting and monitoring a contraband device including communication devices and drones/UAVs by utilizing a combination of mobile devices, fixed monitoring devices, and a contraband monitoring center. The mobile devices include smart phones or tablets that are borrowed, rented, or purchased by an inmate from a correctional facility. These mobile devices are configured to detect, monitor, and intervene in the communications of target devices. Further, the mobile devices are configured to communicate with fixed monitoring devices located throughout the correctional facility in performing intervention operations. The contraband monitoring center may also be utilized in the coordination, monitoring, and intervention of target devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Distributed storage system data management and security
Patent No. 10735137 

Inventor(s): David Yanovsky (Tallinn, , EE), Denys Smirnov (Tallinn, , EE), Teimuraz Namoradze (Tallinn, , EE), Vera Dmitriyevna Miloslavskaya (Saint-Petersburg, , RU)
Assignee(s): ClineHair Commercial Endeavors (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Leason Ellis LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15460093 on 03/15/2017 (1238 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for distributing data over a plurality of remote storage nodes. Data are split into segments and each segment is encoded into a number of codeword chunks. None of the codeword chunks contains any of the segments. Each codeword chunk is packaged with at least one encoding parameter and identifier, and metadata are generated for at least one file and for related segments of the at least one file. The metadata contains information to reconstruct from the segments, and information for reconstructing from corresponding packages. Further, metadata are encoded into package(s), and correspond to a respective security level and a protection against storage node failure. A plurality of packages are assigned to remote storage nodes to optimize workload distribution. Each package is transmitted to at least one respective storage node as a function iteratively accessing and retrieving the packages of metadata and file data.

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


Multi-label offset lifting method
Patent No. 10735138 

Inventor(s): Aleksey Alexandrovich Letunovskiy (Moscow, , RU), Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Elyar Eldarovich Gasanov (Moscow, , RU), Gleb Vyacheslavovich Kalachev (Moscow, , RU), Ivan Leonidovich Mazurenko (Khimki, , RU), Pavel Anatolyevich Pan
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968597 on 05/01/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a code, a method for encoding and decoding data, and an encoder and a decoder performing the encoding and decoding are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for lifting a child code from a base code for encoding and decoding data includes determining a single combination of a circulant size, a lifting function, and a labelled base matrix PCM according to an information length and a code rate using data stored in a lifting table. The lifting table was defined at a code generation stage. The method also includes calculating a plurality of shifts for the child code. Each shift is calculated by applying the lifting function to the labelled base matrix PCM with a defined index using the circulant size and using the derived child PCM to encode or decode data.

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


UE-assisted SRS resource allocation
Patent No. 10735157 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15717531 on 09/27/2017 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic UE capability message specifying a number of beams to be evaluated within different groups of UE TX beam directions associated with different antenna arrays of a UE may be communicated to a transmit receive point (TRP). Each group of UE TX beam directions may include beam directions that are candidates for uplink data transmission. Based on information in the dynamic UE capability message, the TRP can assign SRS resources (for uplink beam management or uplink channel sounding) and/or schedule a multi-layer MIMO uplink transmission in accordance with a UE capability constraint. This may ensure that the SRS resources assignment and/or scheduled multi-layer MIMO uplink transmission is consistent with the UE”s beamforming capabilities.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for tokenized data delegation and protection
Patent No. 10735198 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16683133 on 11/13/2019 (265 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example embodiments of systems and methods for data delegation and control through the use of tokenized data are provided. In an exemplary method of data delegation and control, a data device may store private information associated with a user and generate an access token, comprising tokenized data identifying the data device. The data device may transmit the access token to a user device through a front channel and receive an information request from a merchant device comprising the access token through a secure back channel. Upon authenticating the access token, the data device may transmit a portion of the private information to the merchant device through the secure back channel.

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


Monitoring an object to prevent an occurrence of an issue
Patent No. 10735246 

Inventor(s): Rajesh Dontula (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15110938 on 01/10/2014 (2398 days app to issue)

Abstract: Monitoring an object to prevent an occurrence of an issue includes monitoring an object based on a number of parameters, categorizing messages of the object into categories while monitoring for a recurrence of a pattern of messages, detecting a potential issue with the object based on the recurrence of the pattern of messages, and alerting an operations manager agent of the potential issue to prevent an occurrence of the issue.

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


Cloudified N-way routing protection at hyper scale
Patent No. 10735248 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA), Katherine Zhao (Santa Clara, CA), Ming Li (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15894720 on 02/12/2018 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of routing protection is provided comprising: receiving, by one or more processors of an active network element from a remote peer device, a plurality of data packets; sending, by the one or more processors of the active network element to a plurality of standby network elements, a multicast data packet comprising combined data of the plurality of data packets; receiving, by the one or more processors of the active network element from at least one of the standby network elements, an acknowledgment of receipt of the multicast data packet; and in response to the receipt of the acknowledgment, sending, by the one or more processors of the active network element to the remote peer device, an acknowledgment of receipt of the plurality of data packets.

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


Networking service level agreements for computer datacenters
Patent No. 10735279 

Inventor(s): Jun Li (Beijing, , CN), Wei Xu (Dublin, CA), Xiaofeng Yang (Pleasanton, CA), Yan Sun (Santa Clara, CA), Zhe Fu (Beijing, , CN), Zhi Liu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15488334 on 04/14/2017 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service level agreement (SLA) system is provided for multi-tenant cloud computing to enable provisioning of computing instances for tenants with a networking SLA. A networking SLA may specify a bandwidth requirement, for example, between instances to be scheduled for a tenant in a datacenter. The SLA system evaluates nodes in the datacenter based on a remaining capacity of links associated with nodes implementing the networking SLA. A modular system is provided to enable integration of the SLA system into existing cloud computing infrastructures. The cloud management system may query the SLA system to determine nodes in the datacenter capable of meeting a networking SLA. The list may be ordered to indicate nodes having better capacity to fulfill the networking SLA. The cloud management system can utilize the ordered list of nodes in scheduling instance deployments for tenant requests.

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


Receiver directed anonymization of identifier flows in identity enabled networks
Patent No. 10735316 

Inventor(s): Alexander Clemm (Los Gatos, CA), Padmadevi Pillay-Esnault (Santa Clara, CA), Uma S. Chunduri (Fremont, CA), Yingzhen Qu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833180 on 12/06/2017 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a receiving host entity comprises transmitting, by a transmitter of the receiving host entity, a message comprising an anonymization policy of the receiving host entity, the message comprising an anonymized identifier of the receiving host entity, the anonymized identifier being an ephemeral identifier of the receiving host entity, and receiving, by a receiver of the receiving host entity, a data packet from a sending host entity, a destination identifier field of the data packet including the anonymized identifier.

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


Cognitive information security using a behavioral recognition system
Patent No. 10735446 

Inventor(s): Aaron Poffenberger (Houston, TX), Benjamin A. Konosky (Friendswood, TX), Charles Richard Morgan (Katy, TX), Cody Shay Falcon (Katy, TX), Curtis Edward Cole (Spring, TX), Ming-Jung Seow (Richmond, TX), Thong Toan Nguyen (R
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978150 on 05/13/2018 (814 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments presented herein describe a method for processing streams of data of one or more networked computer systems. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, an ordered stream of normalized vectors corresponding to information security data obtained from one or more sensors monitoring a computer network is received. A neuro-linguistic model of the information security data is generated by clustering the ordered stream of vectors and assigning a letter to each cluster, outputting an ordered sequence of letters based on a mapping of the ordered stream of normalized vectors to the clusters, building a dictionary of words from of the ordered output of letters, outputting an ordered stream of words based on the ordered output of letters, and generating a plurality of phrases based on the ordered output of words.

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


Unique call alias assignment between user devices
Patent No. 10735574 

Inventor(s): Jim McDonald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Emdadi Patent Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278631 on 02/18/2019 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of initiating a share operation, via a first mobile device, to share contact information with a second mobile device, identifying, via an application server, a first mobile device telephone number assigned to the first mobile device and a first alias telephone number to assign to the first mobile device, among available alias telephone numbers stored in a database associated with the application server, identifying, via the application server, a second mobile device telephone number assigned to the second mobile device and a second alias telephone number to assign to the second mobile device, among available alias telephone numbers stored in a database associated with the application server, and assigning the first alias telephone number to the first mobile device and the second alias telephone number to the second mobile device.

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


On-demand controlled-environment facility resident electronic communication recording
Patent No. 10735687 

Inventor(s): Isaac Parampottil (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452207 on 06/25/2019 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a controlled-environment facility resident on-demand controlled-environment facility resident electronic communication recording system and/or method, a controlled-environment facility secure communication platform, or the like, accepts initiation of an electronic communication involving a resident of a controlled-environment facility and establishes an electronic communication link between the resident and another call party. A controlled-environment facility communication and/or media device, or the like enables the resident to participate in the electronic communication, such as via a user interface provided on the controlled-environment facility communication and/or media device, and presents, such as via the user interface provided on the controlled-environment facility communication and/or media device, an option to the controlled-environment facility resident to record at least a portion of the electronic communication, such as via user interface provided on a controlled-environment facility communication and/or media device.

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


Universal and adaptive de-mosaicing (CFA) system
Patent No. 10735700 

Inventor(s): Denis Beaudoin (Rowlett, TX), Gang Hua (Katy, TX), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438876 on 06/12/2019 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of de-mosaicing pixel data from an image processor includes generating a pixel block that includes a plurality of image pixels. The method also includes determining a first image gradient between a first set of pixels of the pixel block and a second image gradient between a second set of pixels of the pixel block. The method also includes determining a first adaptive threshold value based on intensity of a third set of pixels of the pixel block. The pixels of the third set of pixels are adjacent to one another. The method also includes filtering the pixel block in a vertical, horizontal, or neutral direction based on the first and second image gradients and the first adaptive threshold value utilizing a plurality of FIR filters to generate a plurality of component images.

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


Perceptual three-dimensional (3D) video coding based on depth information
Patent No. 10735743 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Ming-Jun Chen (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16562880 on 09/06/2019 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encoding a multi-view frame in a video encoder is provided that includes computing a depth quality sensitivity measure for a multi-view coding block in the multi-view frame, computing a depth-based perceptual quantization scale for a 2D coding block of the multi-view coding block, wherein the depth-based perceptual quantization scale is based on the depth quality sensitive measure and a base quantization scale for the 2D frame including the 2D coding block, and encoding the 2D coding block using the depth-based perceptual quantization scale.

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


Multi-pass video encoding
Patent No. 10735751 

Inventor(s): Arun Shankar Kudana (Bangalore, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16038975 on 07/18/2018 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable mediums are presented for encoding a stream of input video frames, in which the input video frames are down sampled and the down sampled frames are encoded in a first encoding pass to generate a set of first pass coded frames forming a single first pass I frame and a plurality of first pass P frames formed into first pass sub-groups of pictures (SUB-GOPs). First pass encoding statistics are generated for individual first pass SUB-GOPs, and the statistics are used to encode the input video frames in a second encoding pass to generate a set of second pass coded frames.

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


System and method for optimized delivery of live ABR media
Patent No. 10735823 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Harden (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Sage Patent Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14657702 on 03/13/2015 (1971 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and device for providing live adaptive bitrate (ABR) video to a client device using a multicast-to-unicast-ABR proxy is disclosed. The method includes responsive to the client device tuning to a channel or requesting a change in profile for the channel, requesting from a distribution server a burst of video fragments for the channel using a selected profile, the burst of video fragments to be delivered via unicast; responsive to the burst being completed, requesting to join a multicast for the channel, the multicast using the selected profile; and providing video for the channel to the client device via unicast using the selected profile.

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


Wireless gateway relay system and method
Patent No. 10735907 

Inventor(s): Gary Allen Naden (Bozeman, MT), Troy Edwin Lanes (Bozeman, MT)
Assignee(s): Geoforce, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16394775 on 04/25/2019 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gateway, a tracking device, a server, and a method for tracking assets are provided. The method includes receiving a message from a tracking device. The received message includes an identification parameter associated with the tracking device and indicates at least one of a null location or a location of the tracking device. The method also includes determining whether the received message indicates a valid location of the tracking device, based on whether the location of the tracking device is within a predetermined range of the electronic device. The method also includes augmenting the received message with at least one of location information of the electronic device, and identification information of the electronic device when the received message indicates the null location or the location of the tracking device is not the valid location of the tracking device. The method further includes transmitting the message to a server.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adjusting power of a control channel based on a characteristic of a message in the control channel
Patent No. 10736048 

Inventor(s): Mark A. Harris (Plano, TX), Yuqiang Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144001 on 09/27/2018 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: An entity, such as a base station, in a wireless communications network performs power control of a control channel based on one or more characteristics of a message in the control channel. For example, the control channel can be a paging channel. The one or more characteristics include, as examples, the size and/or the type of message in the control channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Emergency calls
Patent No. 10736158 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16824900 on 03/20/2020 (137 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a device detects a calling identifier received as part of initiating a call matches an emergency identifier, the emergency identifier associated with information from which to derive a Uniform Resource Name (URN). The device detects that the device is in a first network different from a second network, where the second network configured the emergency identifier. In response to detecting that the device is in the first network different from the second network, the device includes a URN, urn:service:sos, in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message to be transmitted.

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


TDM transmission for inter-RAT dual connectivity UE
Patent No. 10736163 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16654239 on 10/16/2019 (293 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform substantially concurrent communications with a next generation network node and a legacy network node. The wireless device may be configured to establish a first wireless link with a first cell according to a RAT, where the first cell operates in a first system bandwidth and establish a second wireless link with a second cell according to a RAT, where the second cell operates in a second system bandwidth. Further, the wireless device may be configured to perform uplink activity for both the first RAT and the second RAT by TDM uplink data for the first RAT and uplink data for the second RAT if uplink activity is scheduled according to both the first RAT and the second RAT.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Substrates for stretchable electronics and method of manufacture
Patent No. 10736212 

Inventor(s): David Arreaga-Salas (Garland, TX), Radu Reit (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): ARES MATERIALS INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15698426 on 09/07/2017 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bulk substrate for stretchable electronics. The bulk substrate is manufactured with a process that forms a soft-elastic region of the bulk substrate. The soft-elastic region includes a strain capacity of greater than or equal to 25% and a first Young”s modulus below 10% of a maximum local modulus of the bulk substrate. The process also forms a stiff-elastic region of the bulk substrate. The stiff-elastic region includes a strain capacity of less than or equal to 5% and a second Young”s modulus greater than 10% of the maximum local modulus of the bulk substrate.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Hat
Patent No. D891733 

Inventor(s): Logan Miles Allison (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29687624 on 04/15/2019 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Table
Patent No. D891838 

Inventor(s): Jack Johnson (McKinney, TX), Michael Risdall (Plano, TX), Steven Pryor (St. Augustine, FL)
Assignee(s): Smith System Manufacturing Company (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Price Heneveld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29666803 on 10/16/2018 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tool handle
Patent No. D891899 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29645661 on 04/27/2018 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Easy access container
Patent No. D891933 

Inventor(s): John LaRosa (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Boudwin Intellectual Property (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29691155 on 05/14/2019 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose having an angled shoulder
Patent No. D892258 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Florian Herzog (Dallas, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX), Nimmy Mammoottil (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683251 on 03/12/2019 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Reagent kit frame
Patent No. D892350 

Inventor(s): Robert Paul Luoma, II (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29721476 on 01/21/2020 (196 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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