Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 2

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

Patents granted include:
Bell's foldable tiltrotor aircraft
The University of Texas' antisense antibacterial compounds
DeCurtis' contact tracing via location service
IBM's automatic table cleanup for relational databases
JPMorgan Chase's data masking and devices
Noble House Home Furnishing's modular furniture with tool free assembly
Paccar's AR system for vehicle blind spot prevention
Tango Network's Automatic identification of a driver based on driving behavior
Texas Instruments' RFID tag with integrated antenna
Textron's blockchain airspace management system.

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 Feb. 2, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 10
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 16
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 6
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 9
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 6
G: PHYSICS 47
H: ELECTRICITY 43


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 21
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 13
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 6
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) 5
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 5
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston) 4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
Hongbo Si (Plano) 2
Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine) 2
Jeffrey Bosworth (Flower Mound) 2
John Richard McCullough (Weatherford) 2
Micah Price (Plano) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Automated, dynamic concave cover plate system and methods
Patent No. 10905050 

Inventor(s): Brian Robertson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16860845 on 04/28/2020 (280 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention comprises multiple embodiments of an automated, dynamic cover plate system, which may be quickly attached, detached and adjusted to the exterior of a concave grate of a combine harvester in order to adjust the flow characteristics of the concave or separator grate assemblies. The automated, dynamic cover plate system improves the threshing capability of the rasp bar threshing cylinder while simultaneously capturing additional threshed grain. The automated, dynamic cover plate system of the present invention is designed to be controlled, either manually or automatically, by the operator of the combine harvester or by a computerized or automated intelligence system.

[A01F] THRESHING (combines A01D 41/00); BALING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STATIONARY APPARATUS OR HAND TOOLS FOR FORMING OR BINDING STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE INTO BUNDLES; CUTTING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STORING AGRICULTURAL OR HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE (arrangements for making or setting stacks in connection with harvesting A01D 85/00)


Modular furniture with tool free assembly
Patent No. 10905245 

Inventor(s): Venkataramu Bangalore (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOBLE HOUSE HOME FURNISHINGS, LLC (Chatsworth, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16560641 on 09/04/2019 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular furniture piece with integrated connectors comprises a first module with a plurality of first integrated connectors selectively located thereon. A second module is provided for fastening to the first module, and the second module has a plurality of second integrated connectors located thereon. The first integrated connectors register with the second integrated connectors when the first module and the second module are positioned with respect to each other in their assembled orientation.

[A47C] CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G)


Convertible dispenser
Patent No. 10905293 

Inventor(s): Andrew George Avinger, III (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16667481 on 10/29/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for dispensing toilet paper. The system includes a back plate coupled to a cover. An arm base is coupled to an arm, and the arm is coupled to a post. The arm base can rotate relative to the cover. By applying a force the arm rest can unseat and freely rotate. If the user starts with an over-the-top roll configuration the user can rotate the arm to present a behind-the-roll configuration without any need for tools or disassembly.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)


Pin drive rotary surgical cutting tools and powered handpieces
Patent No. 10905453 

Inventor(s): Paul Cihak (Euless, TX), Zachary Heiliger (Golden, CO)
Assignee(s): Medtronic PS Medical, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Dicke, Billig Czaja, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16106597 on 08/21/2018 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical cutting tool includes an elongated shaft and a cutting head. The shaft defines a coupling portion terminating at a proximal end of the shaft, a stem portion, and a distal portion. The stem portion defines a central axis. The coupling portion optionally defines a deflection surface positioned oblique with respect to the central axis and connected with a first driven surface and a second driven surface. Upon insertion into a drive chuck, the deflection surface promotes self-alignment of the cutting tool and the drive chuck.

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


Teeth repositioning systems and methods
Patent No. 10905527 

Inventor(s): James Sylvester Wratten, Jr. (Los Angeles, CA), Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Brius Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fortem IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684039 on 11/14/2019 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of repositioning teeth, using one or more appliances for installing on a patient”s teeth are described. The appliance includes an arch shaped member; a plurality of spring members coupled to or provided on the arch shaped member; and a plurality of securing members for securing to a corresponding plurality of the patient”s teeth on a one-to-one basis, the securing members being supported by the arch shaped member. The arch shaped member and the plurality of springs, together, comprise a two dimensional structure having a length dimension and a width dimension with varying widths along the length dimension, that is bent into a three dimensional structure.

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


Intraocular lenses having closed-loop ring haptic structures
Patent No. 10905544 

Inventor(s): Douglas Brent Wensrich (Bedford, TX), Jian Liu (Keller, TX), Stephen John Collins (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144570 on 09/27/2018 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic including an optic axis and a periphery and a closed-loop ring haptic structure coupled with the optic. The closed loop haptic structure includes a first ring structure having a first characteristic length, a second ring structure having a second characteristic length, and a plurality of connectors coupling the first ring structure and the second ring structure. The first ring structure is positioned adjacent to the periphery of the optic and is coupled to the entire periphery of the optic, and the first characteristic length is less than the second characteristic length.

[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]


Modular power base arrangement
Patent No. 10905607 

Inventor(s): Douglas A. Moore (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261188 on 01/29/2019 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wheelchair assembly including a control device, a power base, and a plurality of leg modules coupled to the power base is disclosed. Each of a first, a second, and a third leg module may include an upper leg assembly and a lower leg assembly. Each lower leg assembly may include a knee joint and a foot joint and each lower leg assembly may rotatably couple to each upper leg assembly at the knee joint. A knee wheel located at the knee joint of each lower leg assembly, may include an omni-directional wheel, and may be selectively drivable. A foot wheel located at the foot joint of each lower leg assembly may be selectively drivable. The control device, based on a selectable mode of operation, may selectively position at least one of the knee wheel or the foot wheel associated with each respective leg module relative to a surface.

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


Full body robotic massage systems and methods body stretching
Patent No. 10905624 

Inventor(s): Matthew Palmore (Grand Prairie, TX), Thanh Le (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854491 on 04/21/2020 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A massage chair includes a back massage system and a thigh massage system with a roller mechanism configured to move a roller in a three dimensional orbital motion. The roller mechanism is driven by a single motor that can change the direction in operation. Also included is a roller motion drive element within the roller mechanism. A shaft is configured to pass through the roller motion drive element in an offset non-perpendicular angle relative to the end face thereby forming an angle between the shaft and the end face that is less than 85 degrees. The offset causes the orbital motion of the roller when rotated. The electronics of the massage chair facilitate facial recognition and a medical assessment device to detect bodily characteristics. The backrest of the massage chair can elongate to stretch the user. A plurality of airbags are also available for the twisting of the user.

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


Polysaccharide and protein-polysaccharide cross-linked hydrogels for soft tissue augmentation
Patent No. 10905797 

Inventor(s): Ahmet Tezel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ALLERGAN, INC. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163064 on 10/17/2018 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are cohesive soft tissue fillers, for example, dermal and subdermal fillers, based on hyaluronic acids and optionally including proteins. In one aspect, hyaluronic acid-based compositions described herein include zero-length cross-linked moieties and optionally at least one active agent. The present hyaluronic acid-based compositions have enhanced flow characteristics, hardness, and persistence compared to known hyaluronic acid-based compositions. Methods and processes of preparing such hyaluronic acid-based compositions are also provided.

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


Reduced pressure wound therapy control and data communication
Patent No. 10905806 

Inventor(s): Carrie Lee Childress (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Smith Nephew, Inc. (Memphis, TN)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031814 on 07/10/2018 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a reduced pressure system and methods for operating the system are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system can include one or more processors responsible for various functions associated with various levels of responsiveness, such as interfacing with a user, controlling a vacuum pump, providing network connectivity, etc. The system can present GUI screens for controlling and monitoring its operation. The system can determine and monitor flow of fluid in the system by utilizing one or more of the following: monitoring the speed of a pump motor, monitoring flow of fluid in a portion of a fluid flow path by using a calibrated fluid flow restrictor, and monitoring one or more characteristics of the pressure pulses. The system can provide external connectivity for accomplishing various activities, such as location tracking of the system, compliance monitoring, tracking of operational data, remote selection and adjustment of therapy settings, etc.

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


 

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

Socket device
Patent No. 10906159 

Inventor(s): Jamie A. Thetford (Bradford, TN), Justin L. Hames (Finger, TN)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966069 on 04/30/2018 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A socket includes a hollow cylindrical body having a first closed end and a second open end, wherein the first closed end includes a receptacle configured to receive a ratchet; a first flat surface located on an inner surface of the hollow cylindrical body; and a second flat surface symmetrically opposed to the first flat surface and located on the inner surface of the hollow cylindrical body.

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


Compact portable drill press attachment for hand held drills
Patent No. 10906167 

Inventor(s): Jason W Bethards (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15732971 on 01/22/2018 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: This accessory, for a hand held drill, turns the drill into a portable drill press. To use this portable drill press, place the drill bit where you want it. Lean the drill forward until the base slides under the metal your drilling. The base is a lever and the drill and bit swings off it. The base holds the drill in place at a angle. When the drill is pulled straight, everything tightens up. The metal and the drill bit are pushed together with leverage. Turn the drill on and drill the hole by just holding the drill straight. This portable drill press is faster and easier to use, than drilling by hand.

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


Compact air conditioning apparatus, cord harness and method of use thereof
Patent No. 10906379 

Inventor(s): Stephen William O”Brien (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TSI Products, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15810717 on 11/13/2017 (1177 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compact air conditioning apparatus and supporting assembly for electric vehicle and other battery driven applications, and a cord harness for sheathing a power cord. The air conditioning apparatus may include a PTC heater array with stacked PTC heaters with a fan blowing air through the PTC heater array to raise air temperature. The apparatus includes power management features to limit the power consumption, such as staggered PTC heater start-up, a user presence detector and battery threshold monitoring. The air conditioning apparatus may include cooling components to lower air temperature. The cord harness including a series of guard sections and hinges facilitating a foldable protective design for wiring. The air conditioning apparatus may attach to a supporting assembly configured to fit in a cupholder. The supporting assembly may be configured to fit multiple cupholder designs. The air conditioning apparatus and supporting assembly may include additional accessory components.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


Vehicle door assemblies including front end engaged lower molding components
Patent No. 10906478 

Inventor(s): Ansari Ahamed Abdul Shukkoor (Ann Arbor, MI), Mingher F. Shen (Ann Arbor, MI), Nora Arellano (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufactuirng North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265383 on 02/01/2019 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a door assembly including an outer door panel and an inner door panel defining a volume therebetween and a window frame that receives a window therein. A molding assembly includes a corner molding component including a portion that extends along an A-pillar portion of the window frame and a portion that extends along a lower portion of the window frame. A lower molding component extends along the lower portion of the window frame having a connector receiving notch located at a front end of the lower molding component that defines at least part of a catch tab portion. An engagement component comprising a body that is connected to the portion of the corner molding component that extends along the lower portion of the window frame and a connector that projects outward in a vehicle lateral direction and engages the catch tab portion thereby connecting the corner molding component and the lower molding component.

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


Airbag to secure payload
Patent No. 10906520 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Levi Charles Hefner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16041687 on 07/20/2018 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include providing vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft with a cargo pod having a selectively inflatable bladder system that firmly secures a payload disposed within the cargo pod when the bladder system is pressurized. The bladder system also controls the location, position, and/or orientation of the payload in order to adjust, control, and/or maintain the center of gravity of the aircraft during flight. The aircraft includes an impact protection system that further pressurizes the bladder system to protect the payload and/or that disperses a flame-retardant fluid into the cargo pod to protect electrical components of the aircraft. The aircraft is fully autonomous and self-directed via a preprogrammed location-based guidance system to allow for accurate delivery of the payload to its intended destination. The bladder system is depressurized in response to a landing event to allow for e f the payload from the cargo pod.

[B60V] AIR-CUSHION VEHICLES


Systems and methods for vehicle acceleration event prediction inhibit
Patent No. 10906553 

Inventor(s): Christopher Gauthier (Plano, TX), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufactuiring North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16048956 on 07/30/2018 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for inhibiting an acceleration event prediction includes determining a current vehicle operating condition. An acceleration event is predicted based on a plurality of stored predictions that match the current vehicle operating condition. A determination is made whether to inhibit the acceleration event prediction. The acceleration event prediction is permitted to modify an acceleration event powertrain control such that a powertrain control occurs. A driver noncompliance with the acceleration event powertrain control is stored as a machine learning data and the current vehicle operating condition is stored as machine learning data upon the driver noncompliance. The stored machine learning data is used to determine whether to inhibit a future acceleration event prediction.

[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]


System and method for oncoming vehicle warning
Patent No. 10906556 

Inventor(s): Ethan W. Pomish (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371971 on 04/01/2019 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a system, and computer readable medium for oncoming vehicle warning are provided. The method includes determining whether a vehicle is on an unpaved road; determining whether an oncoming vehicle is in a path of the vehicle based on communication data acquired from a communication system of the vehicle when the vehicle is on the unpaved road; and outputting an alert when the oncoming vehicle is in the path of the vehicle and the oncoming vehicle is out of a line-of-sight of the vehicle.

[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]


Integrated mandrel vehicle restraint with pedal tensioner
Patent No. 10906560 

Inventor(s): Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16397443 on 04/29/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a mandrel assembly, an anchor, a strap, a winch, a first pedal, an advancer. The mandrel assembly is positioned on a first side of a tire of a vehicle and to couple to a track assembly of rail car. The anchor is positioned on a second side of the tire and to couple to the track assembly. The strap assembly is coupled to the mandrel assembly and the anchor and wraps around the tire. The winch is coupled to the mandrel assembly. The winch includes a first sprocket. The advancer is coupled to the first pedal and engages the first sprocket such that, when the first pedal is pushed towards the winch, the advancer pushes the winch such that the winch and the mandrel assembly rotate in a first direction.

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


Discharge gate arrangements for railroad hopper cars
Patent No. 10906561 

Inventor(s): Caglar Ozerdim (Dallas, TX), Peter L. Jones (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Gunderson LLC (Portland, OR)
Law Firm: Chernoff Vilhauer LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110015 on 08/23/2018 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railroad hopper car having a single cargo-receiving hopper extending over substantially the length of a car body having a cargo discharge portion occupying most of the available distance between the wheeled trucks supporting opposite ends of the car body. The car has no pair of slope sheets separating longitudinally-adjacent hoppers and defining unusable space beneath the slope sheets, and so the overall length of such a hopper car capable of carrying a desired volume of cargo can be less than that of one with multiple separate hoppers. Cargo discharge openings are arrayed along the length of the cargo discharge portion, and a unitary multi-gate assembly is supported within the cargo discharge portion of the car body so as to be movable longitudinally of the car body to open or close all of the cargo discharge openings simultaneously.

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


Vehicular body structure
Patent No. 10906594 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI), Herbert Meingast (Ann Arbor, MI), Matthew A. Jansma (Saline, MI), Naoya Ashida (Miyoshi, , JP), Wei Jiang (Ann Arbor, MI), Yuki Yoshimura (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426086 on 05/30/2019 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicular body structure includes a polymeric deck panel. The deck panel includes adjacent ridges and valleys with legs shared therebetween, crossbeam footprints crosswise to the adjacent ridges and valleys, and ribs extending along the adjacent ridges and valleys between the crossbeam footprints and ending short thereof. The ribs project normally to the deck panel past the ridges, and have elongate cross-sectional shapes, with cross-sectional thicknesses substantially the same as or greater than the cross-sectional thicknesses of the adjacent ridges and valleys.

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


Assisted landing systems for rotorcraft
Patent No. 10906637 

Inventor(s): Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Michael K. McNair (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15982420 on 05/17/2018 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion assembly for a rotorcraft includes a blade assembly, a drive shaft coupled to the blade assembly and an electric motor coupled to the drive shaft and operable to provide rotational energy to the drive shaft to rotate the blade assembly. The propulsion assembly includes a landing assistance turbine coupled to the drive shaft and operable to selectively provide rotational energy to the drive shaft during an underpowered descent to rotate the blade assembly and provide upward thrust, thereby reducing a descent rate of the rotorcraft prior to landing.

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


Hybrid tiltrotor drive system
Patent No. 10906656 

Inventor(s): Colton James Gilliland (Northlake, TX), Eric Stephen Olson (Fort Worth, TX), Mark Alan Przybyla (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967831 on 05/01/2018 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary tiltrotor aircraft with a hybrid drive system includes a first propulsion system having a first engine and a first supplemental driver operably coupled to a first proprotor that is operable between a helicopter mode and an airplane mode and a second propulsion system having a second engine and a second supplemental driver operably coupled to a second proprotor that is operable between a helicopter mode and an airplane mode.

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


Cowling inlet for sideward airflow
Patent No. 10906660 

Inventor(s): Eric Albert Sinusas (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059321 on 08/09/2018 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary vertical takeoff and landing includes a rotor driven by an electric motor, a generator located in a compartment and electrically connected to the electric motor, and an inlet formed through a side of the compartment to direct sideward airflow across the generator.

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


Apparatus for boundary layer air inlet utilization
Patent No. 10906663 

Inventor(s): Angel David Rosado (Aledo, TX), David Frank Haynes (Arlington, TX), Robert Paul Reynolds (Euless, TX), Thomas Dewey Parsons (Fort Worth, TX), William Mathisen Gons (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042024 on 07/23/2018 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A boundary layer utilization apparatus for intake of air to a high speed aircraft, comprises a first air inlet adjacent an exterior surface of a fuselage of the aircraft and offset from the fuselage enough to integrate a second air inlet in the offset space to ingest and divert the boundary layer air flowing next to the fuselage into the aircraft for a useful purpose such as cooling the engine compartment. The second air inlet is disposed aft of the first air inlet to minimize hot gas re-ingestion.

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


Method for applying labels to cable or conduit
Patent No. 10906685 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Bennett (Bonham, TX), Stephen S. Griffin (McKinney, TX), William T. Bigbee (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936281 on 03/26/2018 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for applying labels to a cable or conduit with a known circumference, the method including supplying at least one label, wherein the at least one label has a known label height, the label height is greater than the known circumference of the cable or conduit, and the label has a bottom, middle, and top portions, providing at least one tamping device, tamping the middle portion of the at least one label to the cable or conduit with the at least one tamping device, wherein the middle portion of the at least one label adheres to the cable or conduit, providing a guide shoe assembly, pressing the top portion of the at least one label against the cable or conduit with the guide shoe assembly, and pressing the bottom portion of the at least one label against the cable or conduit with the guide shoe assembly, wherein the top portion of the at least one label and the bottom portion of the at least one label overlap after pressed onto the cable or conduit. Further, wherein the step of providing a guide shoe assembly includes providing at least one guide shoe connected to a support mount and providing a rounding member.

[B65C] LABELLING OR TAGGING MACHINES, APPARATUS, OR PROCESSES (nailing or stapling in general B25C, B27F; processes for applying decalcomanias B44C 1/16; applying labels for packaging purposes B65B; labels, name-plates G09F)


Redundant cooling system
Patent No. 10907723 

Inventor(s): Andrew Jordan Birkenheuer (Arlington, TX), Karl R. Burge (Hurst, TX), Keith David Weaver (North Richland Hills, TX), Michael Pujol (Dallas, TX), Nicholas Plagianos (N. Richland Hills, TX), Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX, U
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15709511 on 09/20/2017 (1231 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes a shared cooling device for one or more systems or components, and a plurality of primary cooling pathways. Each of the primary cooling pathways includes a transition duct and a fan. The transition duct is in fluid communication with the shared cooling device. The fan is in fluid communication with the transition duct.

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


 

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

Exterior sheathing panel with integrated air/water barrier membrane
Patent No. 10906271 

Inventor(s): Scottie Lee Stinson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TREMCO INCORPORATED (Beachwood, OH), UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Greer, Burns Crain, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16734867 on 01/06/2020 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exterior sheathing cementitious panel which prevents water penetration and air leakage is provided. Methods for manufacturing exterior sheathing cementitious panels with a highly efficient integrated air/water barrier membrane are provided as well.

[C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


Laminate substrate with sintered components
Patent No. 10906274 

Inventor(s): Tarak A. Railkar (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: 16543043 on 08/16/2019 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laminate substrate with sintered components. The disclosed laminate substrate includes a substrate body having an opening through the substrate body, a first foil layer, a sintered base component, and a sintered contact film. The first foil layer is formed underneath the substrate body, such that a first portion of the first foil layer fully covers the bottom of the opening. The sintered base component is formed within the opening and over the first portion of the first foil layer. Herein, the sintered base component has a dielectric constant between 10 and 500, or has a relative permeability greater than 5. The sintered contact film is formed over the sintered base component. The sintered base component is confined within the opening by the substrate body on sides, by the first foil layer on the bottom, and by the sintered contact film on the top.

[C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


Nickel oxide sol-gel ink
Patent No. 10907050 

Inventor(s): Erin Sanehira (Dallas, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Heath, TX)
Assignee(s): HEE Solar, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16577781 on 09/20/2019 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition for use in a preparation of a nickel oxide layer that includes Ni(NO[subscript]3[/subscript])[subscript]2[/subscript].nH[subscript]2[/subscript]O, wherein n is 0, 4, 6 or 9, at least one metal acetate, and a solvent combination that includes a diol, an alcohol amine, and water.

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


Syngas generation for gas-to-liquid fuel conversion
Patent No. 10907104 

Inventor(s): Raymond Wright (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Greenway Innovative Energy, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: AdamsIP, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16813582 on 03/09/2020 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A syngas generator is disclosed as an exothermic gas generator that can accommodate high combustion temperatures of a natural gas/oxygen flame. The generator consists of four sections: a heavily insulated combustion chamber, a catalyst chamber, a spray chamber, and a heat exchanger. These four sections may be arranged in series and tightly bolted together to form a gas-tight system. Natural gas, oxygen and steam are supplied to a burner at the inlet end of the combustion chamber. This mixture is ignited and the resulting hot process gas is then fed into a catalyst bed where it reacts with the steam and is converted to carbon monoxide and hydrogen (syngas). The syngas is fed to a Fischer-Tropsch unit to create liquid fuel.

[C10G] CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION (cracking to hydrogen or synthesis gas C01B; cracking or pyrolysis of hydrocarbon gases to individual hydrocarbons or mixtures thereof of definite or specified constitution C07C; cracking to cokes C10B); RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES [6]


Fermentation cooling system
Patent No. 10907119 

Inventor(s): Justin Glasgow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI)
Law Firm: Price Heneveld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16007278 on 06/13/2018 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fermentation system includes a vessel defining a chamber for holding liquids and including a lower aperture, an insulating jacket disposed around the vessel, and a cooling fluid disposed between the insulating jacket and the vessel, the cooling fluid being in fluid communication with a fluid pump. A beverage line operably couples the lower aperture with a dispensing spigot, the beverage line being wrapped around the vessel and at least partially submerged in the fluid. The system further includes a collar disposed proximate the conical bottom portion of the vessel, the collar including a gasket in abutting contact with the insulating jacket.

[C12C] BREWING OF BEER (cleaning of raw materials A23N; pitching or depitching machines, cellar tools C12L; propagating yeasts C12N 1/14)


Antisense antibacterial compounds and methods
Patent No. 10907158 

Inventor(s): David Greenberg (Coppell, TX), Erdal Toprak (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16064273 on 12/22/2016 (1503 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are antisense morpholino oligomers targeted against bacterial virulence factors such as genes that contribute to antibiotic resistance or biofilm formation, or essential genes, and related compositions and methods of using the oligomers and compositions, for instance, in the treatment of an infected mammalian subject.

[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

Stabilizing features in a wear member assembly
Patent No. 10907327 

Inventor(s): Isai Diaz (Arlington, TX), Mohamad Bilal (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Hensley Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16886501 on 05/28/2020 (250 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wear member includes a front end and a rearward end, the rearward end having a cavity formed therein. The cavity may include a forward portion, a rear portion, and an intermediate portion. The forward portion may be disposed toward the front end and the rear portion may be disposed toward the rearward end. Each of the rear portion and the forward portion may include at least four surfaces. Each of the four surfaces of the rear portion may converge toward a longitudinal axis of the wear member at a first converging angle, and each of the four surfaces of the forward portion may converge toward the longitudinal axis of the wear member at a second converging angle. The intermediate portion may extend between the forward portion and the rear portion and may include a different number of surfaces in cross-section than the forward portion and the rear portion.

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


Extruded aluminum canopy with hidden fasteners
Patent No. 10907359 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey S. Kenny (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15986275 on 05/22/2018 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for fabricating canopies featuring extruded members coupled together with fasteners that are hidden and are retained by multiple tracks located in the extruded members. Prefabricated corners of extruded members allow fabricators to build the canopy on site by attaching straight members to form a canopy from the four prefabricated corners.

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


Clip for curtain wall system and associated method for installation
Patent No. 10907362 

Inventor(s): Stephen N. Loyd (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Stephen N. Loyd Irrevocable Family Trust (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15598040 on 05/17/2017 (1357 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain embodiments, an apparatus includes a body, a first hook, and a second hook. The body of the apparatus includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first hook extends from the first surface of the body, and the first hook and a portion of the body form a first channel. The first channel is adapted to receive a curtain wall member from a first direction. The second hook extends from the second surface of the body, and the second hook and the portion of the body form a second channel. The second channel is adapted to receive an intermediate member from a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.

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


Personal pod system
Patent No. 10907370 

Inventor(s): Paul Waskey (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564895 on 09/09/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A personal pod system includes panels, each panel extending from a first side to a second side, each having a solid filler panel engaged with a flanking panel; the of panels are to secure together to create an interior area; a first connection to connect two of the plurality of panels together, the first connection having a mullion having an L-shape and engaged with a flanking frame of a first panel; one or more bolts to secure the mullion to the flanking frame; the flanking frame having a protrusion to extend over a front surface of the solid filler panel; an interior layer of acoustic material secured to the interior area of the panels; and a door engaged with the panels to provide access to the interior area; the connection is to provide a seamless appearance on an exterior of the personal pod system.

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


Autofill and circulation assembly and method of using the same
Patent No. 10907445 

Inventor(s): Adam Evan Beck (Flower Mound, TX), Jeffrey Wythe Huggins (Grapevine, TX), Joseph Steven Grieco (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14766349 on 02/25/2013 (2899 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore system comprising an autofill and circulation assembly comprising a housing defining a flowbore and comprising a first port and a second port, and a first sleeve slidable within the housing from a first position to a second position and from the second position to a third position, when the first sleeve is in the first position, the assembly allows fluid communication from an exterior of the housing to the flowbore via the first port and does not allow fluid communication from the flowbore to the exterior of the housing via the first port, when the first sleeve is in the second position, the assembly allows bidirectional fluid communication between the exterior of the housing and the flowbore via the second port, and, when the first sleeve is in the third position, the assembly disallows fluid communication between the exterior of the housing and the flowbore.

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


Unibody bypass plunger and valve cage with sealable ports
Patent No. 10907453 

Inventor(s): Garrett S. Boyd (Granbury, TX), Mitchell A. Boyd (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): FLOWCO PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16862112 on 04/29/2020 (279 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bypass plunger includes a unibody, or one-piece hollow body and valve cage, retains a dart valve within the valve cage portion using a threaded retaining nut secured by crimple detents, and includes sealable flow parts. A series of helical grooves surround the central portion of the outer surface of the hollow body of the plunger to control spin during descent. A canted-coil-spring disposed within the retaining nut functions as a clutch. The valve cage includes ports that may be configured to control flow through the plunger during descent. Other embodiments include clutch assemblies using canted-coil springs with split bobbins, and surfaced valve stems surfaced.

[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]


Water hydration system
Patent No. 10907461 

Inventor(s): Raymond C. Sherry (Cleburne, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Roger N. Chauza, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15041164 on 02/11/2016 (1818 days app to issue)

Abstract: A water hydration system for disposing of the water content of production fluid generated by a hydrocarbon well. The production water is processed to remove particulate matter, and then to separate the water from crude oil. The water is heated and pressurized and passed through a nozzle to produce a spray which flashes into steam in a duct carrying fresh air. The water vapor hydrates the air that is forced through the duct by a high capacity fan which blows the hydrated air into the atmosphere.

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


Wireless activation of wellbore tools
Patent No. 10907471 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX), Zahed Kabir (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557274 on 08/30/2019 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a well tool. The well tool system includes a receiving tool disposed in a wellbore tubular. The receiving tool is configured to transition from an inactive state to an active state in response to a triggering signal. The well tool system further includes a transmitting tool at a surface and proximate to the receiving tool. The transmitting tool is configured to wirelessly transmit the triggering signal to the receiving tool.

[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]


Torque resistant shear bolt having flat faces
Patent No. 10907678 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX), Matthew Bradley Stokes (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15529821 on 02/17/2016 (1812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain shear bolts described herein provide failure bending resistance when torque is applied to members being connected by the bolts, while maintaining shearability. Certain other shear bolts described herein provide a shear region having different shear limits dependent upon the direction of force being applied to the shear region.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Magnetic weather strip seal
Patent No. 10906480 

Inventor(s): Brandon H. Hanna (Dexter, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, 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: 16115691 on 08/29/2018 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weather strip seal system is provided for sealing a variable width gap between two components of a vehicle. The seal includes a main body portion defining a length dimension and a width dimension, with at least a portion of the main body portion being expandable and retractable in the width dimension. A connection end is provided, defined by a first longitudinally extending edge of the main body portion, and is configured for permanently connecting the weather strip seal to a first vehicle component. A coupling end is provided, opposite the connection end, defined by a second longitudinally extending edge of the main body portion, and is configured for removably coupling the weather strip seal to a second first vehicle component. A magnetic sealing mechanism is provided to removably couple the weather strip seal to the second vehicle component.

[F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS


Methods and apparatus for sealing variable area fan nozzles of jet engines
Patent No. 10907575 

Inventor(s): David Alan Bakken (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980476 on 05/15/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sealing variable area fan nozzles of jet engines are disclosed. An apparatus in accordance with the teachings of this disclosure includes a frame and a seal to be coupled to the frame. The seal to enclose petals of a variable area fan nozzle to substantially prevent airflow between the petals.

[F02K] JET-PROPULSION PLANTS (arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in land vehicles or vehicles in general B60K; arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in waterborne vessels B63H; controlling aircraft attitude, flight direction, or altitude by jet reaction B64C; arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in aircraft B64D; plants characterised by the power of the working fluid being divided between jet propulsion and another form of propulsion, e.g. propeller, F02B, F02C; features of jet-propulsion plants common to gas-turbine plants, air intakes or fuel supply control of air-breathing jet-propulsion plants F02C)


Through bolted connection hardware
Patent No. 10907680 

Inventor(s): Ian A. Hill (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Oz-Post International, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16196069 on 11/20/2018 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: A through bolted connection hardware includes a bolt having an at least partially threaded shaft and a head. At least one nut connector defines a shaft hole and a head hole that is coaxial with the shaft hole, and the shaft hole is sized to receive the shaft of the bolt and not to allow the head to fit through the shaft hole. An outer surface of the at least one nut connector has a hexagonal shape. A tube defines an axially extending threaded bore that is configured to matingly receive the shaft at a first end of the threaded bore.

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


Low flow-restriction shut-off valve with excess flow closure functionality
Patent No. 10907746 

Inventor(s): Juan M. Diaz (Melissa, TX), Nadim Ahmed (McKinney, TX), Roy R. Pelfrey (Sherman, TX), Tung K. Nguyen (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448760 on 06/21/2019 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve including a control assembly that is configured to control fluid flow through the valve, The control assembly includes a driving element and a valve member. The driving element is rotatable about an axis between a first operating state in which the driving element maintains contact between the valve member and a valve seat and a second operating state in which the driving element does not maintain contact between the valve member and the valve seat. The valve member is rotatable about the axis independent of the driving element when the driving element is in the second operating state.

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


Parallel flow and counterflow insulated preconditioned air delivery system
Patent No. 10907850 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Giblin (Irving, TX), Joe D Gracey (Lewisville, TX), William Tyler (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): TWG Supply Inc. (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16585229 on 09/27/2019 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: A self-insulating air delivery system maintains a desired air temperature of the conditioned air supplied thereinto for delivery to an aircraft. The system uses insulating airflow layers; a parallel layer and a counterflow layer. A starting section connects to a PCA unit and delivers conditioned air therefrom to an interior supply hose. The starting section also either creates bleed conditioned air or accepts conditioned insulating air and supplies it to an interior insulating hose that is annularly outward of the supply hose and in which air flows parallel to airflow in the supply hose. A reversing connector indirectly connects the supply hose to the aircraft and reverses the flow of air from the interior insulating hose to flow back toward the PCA unit in an exterior counterflow hose that is annularly outward of the interior insulating hose.

[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 of making a polymer ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 10907944 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16123223 on 09/06/2018 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method of making a polymeric ammunition cartridge having wicking texturing about the projectile aperture.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Portable monitored AED system and street furniture for an AED
Patent No. 10905892 

Inventor(s): Reno Aprile (Terrey Hills, , AU)
Assignee(s): ZAPSTAND, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Clark Hill PLC (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16405299 on 05/07/2019 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A smart carry case which is effectively a portable GPS-enabled, AED monitoring system that is capable of monitoring an AED (as well as itself) and reporting back the presence, function and location of the AED to a remote host. Also disclosed is street furniture that is configured to retain, continuously monitor, and dispense an AED and communicate to a remote host (i.e., a control room). The street furniture is preferably configured such that a user presses the intercom button. In response, the street furniture contacts the control room. The control room, in turn, sends a signal to the street furniture causing the compartment to unlock so the AED can be removed and used in a rescue. The street furniture is configured to continuously monitor the AED and ensure it is functional, using a device such as has been described hereinabove. If the AED is used, an ambulance is deployed to the location. The AED that is retained in the compartment may be a smart carry case. As such, the presence, function, and location of the AED can be continuously monitored.

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


Systems and methods for controlled filtering of aircraft control input
Patent No. 10906632 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Bosworth (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15987059 on 05/23/2018 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is performed by a control computer. The method includes receiving a time series of control inputs in relation to a control axis of an aircraft, where the control computer causes actuation in response to each control input in the time series as the control input is received. The method also includes determining aircraft oscillation over a sample period corresponding to the time series. The method also includes evaluating information related to the determined aircraft oscillation using engagement settings associated with a control filter. The method also includes engaging the control filter responsive to the information satisfying the engagement settings, where the engaged control filter systematically attenuates future control inputs in relation to the control axis prior to actuation responsive thereto.

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


Initializing a test apparatus for proving operation of gas meters
Patent No. 10908012 

Inventor(s): Mihir Subhash Bawal (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Natural Gas Solutions North America, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Paul Frank + Collins P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630384 on 06/22/2017 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A test apparatus that guides an end user through visualization of a user interface on a web browser that is easy to operate for individuals with limited knowledge of the devices or test protocols for gas meters. The test apparatus may include the executable instructions having instructions that configure the processor to, receive input data from the web browser; compare the input data to data in a data table; select an entry from the data table that reflects a match between the input data and data associated with the entry in the data table; and generate a first output that defines a configuration for a user interface that renders on the web browser, the configuration representing a stage of a test initialization process to configure operating parameters on the controller to work with a meter-under-test that couples with the fluid moving unit for purposes of conducting a meter proof.

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


Total internal reflection and transmission illumination fluorescence microscopy imaging system with improved background suppression
Patent No. 10908072 

Inventor(s): Reto P. Fiolka (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15843788 on 12/15/2017 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are disclosed for providing a structured total internal reflection fluorescence (sTIRF) imaging system providing improved out of focus blur rejection and improved image contrast. The sTIRF imaging system may be configured to illuminate a sample using two beams of light (e.g., a primary beam of light and an interfering beam of light). The interfering beam of light may be configured to create interference with respect to the primary beam of light. The sTIRF imaging system may be configured to capture a plurality of intermediate images of the sample during the illuminating, and to generate a final image of the sample based on the plurality of intermediate images. The interference caused by the two beams of light may enable the sTIRF imaging system to reject out of focus blur based on detection of whether fluorescence emissions from the sample being imaged fluctuate or remain static.

[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)


Load bank assembly for testing primary and redundant power sources
Patent No. 10908226 

Inventor(s): Brian Kelleher (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Comrent International, LLC (Newburg, MD)
Law Firm: Laubscher Laubscher, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113147 on 08/27/2018 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A load bank for testing power sources includes a load resistor assembly having a plurality of resistors which can be switched between wye and delta configurations for testing a variety of voltages and power sources requiring various load applications. First and second power connections are connected with primary and redundant power sources and a relay alternately connects the first and second power connections with the load resistor assembly for alternately testing the primary and redundant power sources while maintaining the sources electrically isolated. A damper is arranged adjacent the load resistor assembly and is operable between an open position which permits cold air to be delivered to the load resistor assembly to cool the assembly when the load bank is operating and a closed position which prevents hot air from being recirculated when the load bank is not operating.

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


Framework and methods to acknowledge the ranging configuration for IEEE 802.15.4Z
Patent No. 10908274 

Inventor(s): Aditya V. Padaki (Richardson, TX), Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Zheda Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co… Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16737675 on 01/08/2020 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmit apparatus and a method of the transmit apparatus in a wireless communication system supporting ranging capability are provided. The transmit apparatus and the method comprise: identifying whether a medium access control (MAC) common part sublayer (CPS) data request (MCPS-DATA.request) primitive received from a higher layer of the transmit apparatus includes a ranging configuration information element (IE) or a ranging IE; transmitting, to a receive apparatus, a ranging control message (RCM) in response to the MCPS-DATA.request primitive including the ranging configuration IE; transmitting, to the receive apparatus, a ranging initiation message (RIM) in response to the MCPS-DATA.request primitive including the ranging IE; receiving, from the receive apparatus, MAC data including a ranging message non-receipt information element (RMNR IE) that indicates a reception failure of the RIM; and identifying the RMNR IE via an MCPS-DATA.indication primitive.

[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


Methods and apparatus for LIDAR operation with narrowband intensity modulation
Patent No. 10908287 

Inventor(s): Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Nirmal C. Warke (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15396457 on 12/31/2016 (1494 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an integrated circuit includes a modulator configured to modulate a driving signal for an optical transmitter with a narrow band modulation signal in which the driving signal with a fixed duration is transmitted to the optical transmitter periodically. The integrated circuit also includes a demodulator configured to receive a signal from an optical receiver that is configured to receive a reflection of light transmitted by the optical transmitter off an object, the demodulator configured to discriminate the narrow band modulation signal and estimate a distance of the object using the narrow band modulation signal.

[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


Method and apparatus for mapping a crush zone of a perforated core sample
Patent No. 10908314 

Inventor(s): Jacob Andrew McGregor (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16787545 on 02/11/2020 (357 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of a method for mapping a perforation tunnel and crush zone of a perforated core sample. The method may include scanning a perforated core sample having a perforation tunnel containing a permeability-impairing material with a first computerized tomography (CT) scanning apparatus to produce a first 3D model of the perforation tunnel. The method may further include forming a cleared perforation tunnel by removing at least a portion of the permeability-impairing material from within the perforation tunnel without splitting the core sample at the perforation tunnel, and scanning the perforated core sample having the cleared perforation tunnel with a second computerized tomography (CT) scanning apparatus to produce a second 3D model of the cleared perforation tunnel. The method may compare the first 3D model and the second 3D model to obtain a 3D mapping of the perforation tunnel or a crush zone.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Panel with reduced glare
Patent No. 10908339 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Lingjie Jay Guo (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144279 on 09/27/2018 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wire-grip polarizer (”WGP”), and a panel having said WGP is provided. The WGP is mounted on an absorption layer. The absorption layer is mounted on a substrate. The substrate is brightly colored. The WGP includes a plurality of gratings formed of a metallic element. Each of the gratings is spaced apart from the other so as to form a waveguide. The WGP is configured to transmit S-Polarized light and reflect P-polarized light. The A thin film layer may be disposed on each of the metallic gratings. The thin film layer is configured to generate a resonance so as to modify the reflectivity of P-polarized light so as to reduce veiling glare and maintain the brightness of the substrate.

[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]


Fiber optic connectors with at least one field-installable termini
Patent No. 10908364 

Inventor(s): Scott Eric Semmler (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Coming, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16776713 on 01/30/2020 (369 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fiber optic connector comprises a shell, an insert, and at least one terminus sub-assembly. The shell defines an interior space and has a front portion. The insert is retained in the front portion of the shell. The at least one terminus sub-assembly at least partially received and retained in the insert. The at least one terminus sub-assembly includes a ferrule, a stub optical fiber secured to the ferrule, and a holder in which the stub optical fiber terminates. At least one splice component is retained with the holder and configured to be actuated and apply a clamping force to the stub optical fiber within the holder.

[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]


Lens cleaning via electrowetting
Patent No. 10908414 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Addison, TX), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591311 on 05/10/2017 (1364 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a mass detection circuit coupled to a surface covered with a plurality of electrodes. The mass detection circuit is configured to detect a mass of a first droplet present on the surface. The apparatus further includes a transducer circuit coupled to a transducer, which is coupled to the surface and form a lens unit. The transducer circuit configured to excite a first vibration of the surface at a resonant frequency to form a high displacement region on the surface. The apparatus also includes a voltage excitation circuit coupled to the plurality of electrodes. In response to the detection of the mass of the first droplet, the voltage excitation circuit is configured to apply a sequence of differential voltages on one or more consecutive electrodes which moves the first droplet to the high displacement region.

[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]


Current-mode logic to complementary metal oxide semiconductor logic converter
Patent No. 10908628 

Inventor(s): Marius Vicentiu Dina (Inver Grove Heights, MN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16586474 on 09/27/2019 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: A CML to CMOS signal conversion system includes a CML/CMOS converter coupled to a resistor, which is further coupled to a current compensation circuit at a reference node. The CML/CMOS converter receives a differential signal and applies a first or a second current to the reference node through the resistor. The current compensation circuit comprises a differential transistor pair coupled to a current source, a transistor, and a first, a second, and a third current mirror. The differential transistor pair receives the differential signal and has a pair of output terminals. The first current mirror is coupled to the output terminals. The third current mirror is coupled to the reference node. The first and third current mirror are coupled together by the transistor and sink the first current. The second current mirror is coupled to the output terminals and the reference node and sinks the second current.

[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]


Skew correction for source synchronous systems
Patent No. 10908636 

Inventor(s): Bhawna Tomar (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15858460 on 12/29/2017 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit may perform a skew correction process that positions clock pulses of an output clock signal in respective target sampling positions. The circuit may receive an input clock signal and an input data signal and select one of a plurality of predetermined skew cases for the input clock signal and the input data signal. In addition, the circuit may performing timing relationship measurements for transition permutations of the clock signal and the data signal. The circuit may determine which of the input clock signal and the input data signal to delay and an amount of the delay based on the selected skew case and the timing relationship measurements. An output of the circuit may delay the input clock signal or the input data signal according to the determinations, which centers the sampling transitions of the clock signal in target sampling positions.

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


Systems and methods for providing an interactive user interface using a film and projector
Patent No. 10908725 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Michael 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: 16165711 on 10/19/2018 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to interactive projection systems. In one implementation, an interactive projection system for a vehicle window may include a film having a plurality of sensors embedded therein, the plurality of sensors configured to detect local pressure disturbance on the film; a projector configured to project a user interface onto the film; and at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to perform operations, including receiving a detection of a local pressure disturbance from at least one of the plurality of sensors, based on a location of the detected local pressure disturbance, determining a change in the user interface, and transmitting a command to the projector to modify a projected user interface according to the determined change.

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


Signal reduction in a microcontroller architecture for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10908817 

Inventor(s): Chi-Lin Hsu (San Jose, CA), Hiroyuki Mizukoshi (Kawasaki, , JP), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16003515 on 06/08/2018 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a first processor that generates first control signals to control a first circuit to perform memory operations on memory cells. A first number of first physical signal lines delivers the first control signals to a conversion circuit. A second number of second physical signal lines delivers converted control signals to the first circuit. The conversion circuit is coupled by the first number of first physical signal lines to the first processor and by the second number of second physical signal lines to the first circuit. The conversion circuit converts the first control signals to the converted control signals, and outputs the converted control signals to the first circuit. The first number of first physical signal lines is less than the second number of second physical signal lines to reduce the first number of first physical signal lines coupled between the first processor and the first circuit.

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


Column replacement with non-dedicated replacement columns
Patent No. 10908838 

Inventor(s): Dike Zhou (San Jose, CA), Yen-Lung Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16354004 on 03/14/2019 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are presented for column replacement. An input register, which includes a set of input divisions, may receive write data for a memory array. An output register, which includes a set of normal output divisions and a set of replacement output divisions, may output write data to an array. A column replacement circuit may selectively couple input divisions to output divisions. A column replacement circuit may couple normal output divisions for functional columns of an array to corresponding input divisions. A column replacement circuit may couple replacement output divisions for functional columns of an array to input divisions selected by the column replacement circuit, which may be corresponding input divisions or other input divisions.

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


Streaming engine with early exit from loop levels supporting early exit loops and irregular loops
Patent No. 10908901 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636669 on 06/29/2017 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. Upon a stream break instruction specifying one of the nested loops, the stream engine ends a current iteration of the loop. If the specified loop was not the outermost loop, the streaming engine begins an iteration of a next outer loop. If the specified loop was the outermost nested loop, the streaming engine ends the stream. The streaming engine places a vector of data elements in order in lanes within a stream head register. A stream break instruction is operable upon a vector break.

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


Extended tags for speculative and normal executions
Patent No. 10908915 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16528485 on 07/31/2019 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cache system having cache sets, registers associated with the cache sets respectively, and a logic circuit coupled to a processor to control the cache sets according to the registers. When a connection to an address bus of the system receives a memory address from the processor, the logic circuit can be configured to: generate an extended tag from at least the memory address; and determine whether the generated extended tag matches with a first extended tag for a first cache set or a second extended tag for a second cache set of the system. Also, the logic circuit can also be configured to implement a command received from the processor via the first cache set in response to the generated extended tag matching with the first extended tag and via the second cache set in response to the generated extended tag matching with the second extended tag.

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


System and method for network function virtualization resource management
Patent No. 10908936 

Inventor(s): Zhixian Xiang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291949 on 03/04/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for network function virtualization (NFV) resource management are disclosed that include receiving, by a network functions virtualization orchestrator (NFVO), a reuse requirement for a first network service (NS) and determining, by the NFVO, that at least one constituent virtual network function (VNF) instance in the first NS is retainable for reuse in a second NS according to the reuse requirement when the first NS is to be terminated. In some embodiments, these systems and methods also include retaining, by the NFVO, the at least one constituent VNF instance in the first NS for reuse in the second NS.

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


Scheduling of external block based data processing tasks on a hardware thread scheduler
Patent No. 10908946 

Inventor(s): Hetul Sanghvi (Richardson, TX), Kedar Satish Chitnis (Bangalore, , IN), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15396172 on 12/30/2016 (1495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data processing device is provided that includes a plurality of hardware data processing nodes, wherein each hardware data processing node performs a task, and a hardware thread scheduler including a plurality of hardware task schedulers configured to control execution of a respective task on a respective hardware data processing node of the plurality of hardware data processing nodes, and a proxy hardware task scheduler coupled to a data processing node external to the data processing device, wherein the proxy hardware task scheduler is configured to control execution of a task by the external data processing device, wherein the hardware thread scheduler is configurable to execute a thread of tasks, the tasks including the task controlled by the proxy hardware task scheduler and a first task controlled by a first hardware task scheduler of the plurality of hardware task schedulers.

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


Deterministic real time business application processing in a service-oriented architecture
Patent No. 10908963 

Inventor(s): Siljan H. Simpson (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15222226 on 07/28/2016 (1650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and products for deterministic real time business application processing in a service-oriented architecture (SOA), the SOA including SOA services, each SOA service carrying out a processing step of the business application where each SOA service is a real time process executable on a real time operating system of a generally programmable computer and deterministic real time business application processing according to embodiments of the present invention includes configuring the business application with real time processing information and executing the business application in the SOA in accordance with the real time processing information.

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


Multi-level recovery reads for memory
Patent No. 10908986 

Inventor(s): Daniel Helmick (Broomfield, CO), Robert Ellis (Phoenix, AZ)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15943456 on 04/02/2018 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: Read operations are performed in a memory device which efficiently provide baseline read data and recovery read data. In one aspect, on-die circuitry, which is on a die with an array of memory cells, obtains recovery read data before it is requested or needed by an off-die controller. In another aspect, data from multiple reads is obtained and made available in a set of output latches for retrieval by the off-die controller. Read data relative to multiple read thresholds is obtained and transferred from latches associated with the sense circuits to the set of output latches. The read data relative to multiple read thresholds can be stored and held concurrently in the set of output latches for retrieval by the off-die controller.

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


Multi-node zero-copy mechanism for packet data processing
Patent No. 10909067 

Inventor(s): Huida Dai (Cupertino, CA), Muralidharan Rangachari (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057006 on 08/07/2018 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a system having multiple locally deployed apparatus arranged as separate physical nodes, each data packet of a set of data packets received in a physical node can be classified. Data packets of the set can be batched into one or more batches for processing by a physical node separate from the physical node in which the data packets are classified and batched. Access to a batch in the physical node by another physical node can be controlled using remote data memory access. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.

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


Automatic table cleanup for relational databases
Patent No. 10909096 

Inventor(s): Burt L. Vialpando (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Roberts Calderon Safran Cole, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15826930 on 11/30/2017 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach for an automatic table cleanup process of use, implemented in relational databases, are provided. A method includes setting up a table cleanup process in a database which is operable to perform an automatic table cleanup on a table within the database using an auto purge value associated with the table. The method further includes altering the table with a virtual column to keep track of dates on the table. The method further includes turning on an automatic table maintenance capability of the database to include and initiate the table cleanup process. The method further includes running the table cleanup process to perform the automatic table cleanup using dates which are automatically filled in during an insert or update operation on the table, the table cleanup process comprising looking through the records and automatically purging the table when the auto purge value has been met.

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


Systems and methods for context development
Patent No. 10909135 

Inventor(s): Gordon Bailey (Coppell, TX), Patrick Moore (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778722 on 01/31/2020 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for context development. For instance, a first method may include obtaining first micro-application actor information associated with a first micro-application actor. The first micro-application actor information may include information for workflow rules, and the workflow rules may include data set rules, extract, transform, load (ETL) rules, and functional expressions. The first method may further include obtaining data from data sources based on the data set rules; applying the ETL rules to the obtained data to generate processed data; applying the functional expressions to the processed data to obtain an output; and performing at least one processing action based on the output. A second method may include generating a system component corresponding to a blueprint based on a user request; associating the system component with a domain of a user account; and performing processes associated the system component.

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


Methods for data masking and devices thereof
Patent No. 10909260 

Inventor(s): Gaurav Sanghi (Frisco, TX), Sree Venkatesh Jagannathan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16145713 on 09/28/2018 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and an apparatus that includes obtaining a database and metadata associated with the database in response to a request for data masking. Next, the obtained metadata is compared with the received request to determine when the obtained metadata validates the received request. A data masking operation is performed on the obtained database at a column level when the determination indicates the received request is validated. A record of the performance of the data masking operation on the obtained database at the column level is stored.

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


Unusual score generators for a neuro-linguistic behavioral recognition system
Patent No. 10909322 

Inventor(s): Gang Xu (Houston, TX), Ming-Jung Seow (Richmond, TX), Tao Yang (Katy, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15881945 on 01/29/2018 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating anomaly scores for a neuro-linguistic model of input data obtained from one or more sources. According to one embodiment, generating anomaly scores includes receiving a stream of symbols generated from an ordered stream of normalized vectors generated from input data received from one or more sensor devices during a first time period. Upon receiving the stream of symbols, generating a set of words based on an occurrence of groups of symbols from the stream of symbols, determining a number of previous occurrences of a first word of the set of words, determining a number of previous occurrences of words of a same length as the first word, and determining a first anomaly score based on the number of previous occurrences of the first word and the number of previous occurrences of words of the same length as the first word.

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


RFID tag with integrated antenna
Patent No. 10909440 

Inventor(s): Dirk Preikszat (Freising, , DE), Norbert Asche (Moosburg, , DE), Stefan Beierke (Furth, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13973636 on 08/22/2013 (2721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. In one embodiment, an RFID tag includes an integrated circuit die. The integrated circuit die includes circuitry configured to store information and transmit the stored information responsive to reception of a radio frequency (RF) signal. The integrated circuit die also includes an antenna coupled to the circuitry. The antenna is configured to transmit and receive RFID signals. Further, the antenna and the interconnects of the circuitry are formed of a same metal, and fabricated using a same semiconductor process.

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


System and method for staging money transfers between users having profiles
Patent No. 10909512 

Inventor(s): Connie Jacobson (Bloomington, MN), Renee Rusnak (Frisco, TX), Terry Wallace (Tyler, TX), Thomas Christophersen (West Suffix, , GB)
Assignee(s): MoneyGram International, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16222520 on 12/17/2018 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments concern facilitating a money transfer by creating a first profile for a first user and a second profile for a second user. The first user can select the second profile from a plurality of profiles. The first user can enter a value designation for the transfer of money from the first user to the second user. A computing system can then stage the transfer of money based on previously saved profile information for the first user and the second user. The profile information can be used to set a plurality of terms of the money transfer without requiring either of the first user or the second user to reenter this information or otherwise affirmatively set the plurality of terms of the money transfer.

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


Systems and methods to manage feedback for a multi-arm bandit algorithm
Patent No. 10909567 

Inventor(s): Anil Konduru (Plano, TX), Gunjan Patel (Frisco, TX), Kirankumar Kulkarni (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16702697 on 12/04/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for managing feedback for a multi-ARM bandit algorithm are disclosed. For example, the system may include one or more memory units storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include sending, to a device, a creative configured for display on the device. The operations may include receiving, from the device, feedback data associated with the creative, wherein the feedback data indicates a degree of user interaction with the creative. The operations may include checking the feedback data for a baked time associated with the creative. The operations may include sending the feedback data to a node based on the baked time. The operations may include updating, by the node, a model associated with the feedback data.

[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]


Managing transaction state data
Patent No. 10909596 

Inventor(s): Chandra Sekhar Bodapati (Irving, TX), Sadagopan Rajagopalan (Frisco, TX), Vinod Chandrasekharan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290608 on 03/01/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive user data associated with a product or service, the user data including a user identifier associated with a user. The device may identify a business application that is relevant to the product or service, the business application being designed to provide the user with a business offer related to the product or service. In addition, the device may provide the user data to the business application and receive, from the business application, business application state data and user response data, the business application state data specifying a partially completed transaction associated with the product or service, and the user response data including information associated with the partially completed transaction. The device may store the business application state data and the user response data, and perform an action based on the business application state data.

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


Systems and methods for car shopping using messaging framework
Patent No. 10909599 

Inventor(s): Arjun Dugal (Dallas, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Stephen Michael 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: 15915863 on 03/08/2018 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide devices, methods, and computer-readable storage media for determining information of an object from a captured image. Further, the disclosed device responds to a user input by capturing, with the camera, image data representing an object. The device then transmits, via a messaging application through a network interface to a server, the image data and a request for information relating to the object. The object information is received via the messaging application through the network from the server and is displayed on the display screen.

[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 sensing and computing of perceptual data in industrial environments
Patent No. 10909650 

Inventor(s): Christopher D. McMurrough (Arlington, TX), James Francis Staud (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Cloud 9 Perception, LP (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16015550 on 06/22/2018 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensing and computing system and method for capturing images and data regarding an object and calculating one or more parameters regarding the object using an internal, integrated CPU/GPU. The system comprises an imaging system, including a depth imaging system, color camera, and light source, that capture images of the object and sends data or signals relating to the images to the CPU/GPU, which performs calculations based on those signals/data according to pre-programmed algorithms to determine the parameters. The CPU/GPU and imaging system are contained within a protective housing. The CPU/GPU transmits information regarding the parameters, rather than raw data/signals, to one or more external devices to perform tasks in an industrial environment related to the object imaged.

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


Augmented reality system for vehicle blind spot prevention
Patent No. 10909765 

Inventor(s): Andrew Paul Harbach (Argyle, TX), Bruce Lee (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16456624 on 06/28/2019 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing various types of information to a vehicle driver. Such information can be used by the vehicle driver singularly or in conjunction with other information available to the vehicle driver in order to allow the driver to operate the vehicle in an increasingly safe manner and/or to reduce the likelihood of property damage and/or possible bodily injuries to the driver, etc. In some instances, such information is presented to the driver as an augmented reality environment such that the driver can ”see through” objects that may be occluding the driver”s vision.

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


Methods and systems for operating aircraft with modified flight performance characteristics
Patent No. 10909780 

Inventor(s): Alexander W. Doriski (Commerce, TX), Clinton G. Logwood, II (Rockwall, TX), Justin L. Druckemiller (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): L-3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P. (Greenville, TX)
Law Firm: Egan Peterman Enders Huston (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966868 on 04/30/2018 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed to operate an aircraft with modified (e.g., improved) flight performance characteristics, such as increased or maximized aircraft takeoff weight and/or longer allowable mission time for the aircraft. In one example, the aircraft may be enabled to operate with increased aircraft engine performance (e.g., such as engine power) without increasing engine temperature above the maximum allowable operating temperature limits for the engine. In a further example, available engine power may be determined during a pre-flight sequence, and utilized by an aircraft without exceeding published or manufacturer specified engine temperature limits.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


System and method for optimizing rescue efforts
Patent No. 10909839 

Inventor(s): Brian M. Kursar (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Connected North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16579097 on 09/23/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for optimizing rescue efforts includes one or more processors, a network access device and a memory device. The network access device and the memory device are in communication with the one or more processors. The memory device includes an event detection module, a transmission module, and a reception module. The event detection module has instructions that cause the one or more processor to determine a location of an emergency event. The transmission module causes the one or more processors to transmit the location via the network access device to one or more detection systems that are within a detection range of the emergency event, wherein the one or more detection systems are one or more vehicles. The reception module causes the one or more processor to obtaining information regarding the emergency event via the one or more sensors that are within the detection range of the emergency event.

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


Blockchain airspace management system
Patent No. 10909857 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Bosworth (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16992064 on 08/12/2020 (174 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable storage media for airspace management within an airspace region at a node of a peer to peer network having a plurality of nodes and maintaining a blockchain containing a current deconflicted flight schedule for the airspace region. One method includes receiving requests for airspace reservations, each including flight plan data, from other nodes over the peer to peer network, compiling the flight plan data to identify conflicts between the requests and the current deconflicted flight schedule, validating the flight plan data of the requests that do not conflict with the current deconflicted flight schedule to generate validated airspace reservations, creating a block containing the validated airspace reservations and interlinking the block with the blockchain such that the blockchain contains a new deconflicted flight schedule for the airspace region for broadcast to the other nodes over the peer to peer network.

[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]


Three-dimensional memory device containing compact bit line switch circuit and method of making the same
Patent No. 10910020 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Ogawa (Nagoya, , JP), Hokuto Kodate (Nagoya, , JP), Junko Ono (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16579974 on 09/24/2019 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a three-dimensional NAND memory array including bit lines and an array of bit line connection switches. Each of the bit line connection switches includes a series connection of a first field effect transistor and a second field effect transistor that include a common active region. A deep active portion of a first active region of the first field effect transistor is vertically coincident with a first outer sidewall of a first dielectric spacer, and a deep active portion of the common active region is laterally spaced from the first dielectric spacer to provide a compact design the each bit line connection switch.

[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)


State coding for fractional bits-per-cell memory
Patent No. 10910044 

Inventor(s): Hiroki Yabe (Yokohama, , JP), Masahiro Kano (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16146135 on 09/28/2018 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a pair of memory cells configured to represent data using joint data states where one of the joint data states comprises an error-prone joint data state. The apparatus further includes an encoder configured to convert user data into joint data states according to a dual-cell gray-code encoding scheme in which the error-prone joint data state does not encode user data.

[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)


Select line voltage waveform real-time monitor for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10910060 

Inventor(s): Jianzhi Wu (Milpitas, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16568986 on 09/12/2019 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising strings of non-volatile memory cells is disclosed. Each string comprises non-volatile memory cells, an operative select gate, and a dummy select gate. The apparatus comprises a select line connected to the operative select gate of each string, and a dummy line connected to the dummy select gate of each string. The dummy line is an immediate neighbor to the select line. The apparatus comprises a control circuit configured to apply a voltage waveform to the select line while the dummy line is floating. The control circuit is configured to detect a floating voltage on the dummy line while applying the voltage waveform to the select line. The control circuit is configured to determine a condition of the voltage waveform at a target location on the select line based on the floating voltage on the dummy line.

[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)


Location dependent impedance mitigation in non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10910064 

Inventor(s): Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400280 on 05/01/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising strings of non-volatile memory cells, a first set of pathways connected to the strings, and a second set of pathways connected to the strings. The first set of pathways have first impedances that depend on location of respective strings. The second set of pathways having second impedances. The apparatus also includes one or more control circuits configured to compensate for location dependent impedance mismatch between the first set of pathways and the second set of pathways during memory operations on the non-volatile memory cells.

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


Manage source line bias to account for non-uniform resistance of memory cell source lines
Patent No. 10910069 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Murong Lang (Santa Clara, CA), Zhenming Zhou (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16909821 on 06/23/2020 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for improving the reliability of data stored within a semiconductor memory are described. One issue with determining stored data states for memory cells within a NAND-type memory is that the voltage at the source end of a NAND string may vary greatly from when a memory cell of the NAND string is program verified to when the memory cell is subsequently read leading to bit errors. To compensate for this variability in the source line voltage, different sensing conditions (e.g., the bit line voltages and/or the sensing times) may be applied during a read operation to different sets of memory cells depending on the source line resistance from the memory cells or on the source line voltage zone assigned to the memory cells.

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


Accurate self-calibrated negative to positive voltage conversion circuit and method
Patent No. 10910072 

Inventor(s): Gyusung Park (Saint Paul, MN), Steve Choi (Danville, CA), Xiaofeng Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16717168 on 12/17/2019 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for calibrating a negative voltage source. A ground voltage is applied to a multi-stage amplifier from the negative voltage source while an offset voltage measurement (OVM) is made at the output of the multi-stage amplifier. The OVM is recorded and subsequently used by a calibration circuit when the negative voltage source applies a range of negative voltages to the input of the multiple stage amplifier. The calibration circuit subtracts the OVM from measurements obtained at the output of the multi-stage amplifier to obtain corrected measurements, and uses the corrected measurements to calibrate the negative voltage source, e.g., by adjusting a relationship between digital values input to the negative voltage source and the output voltages.

[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 process combining adaptive verify with normal and slow programming speeds in a memory device
Patent No. 10910075 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16189200 on 11/13/2018 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided to adaptively determine when to begin verify tests for memory cells during a program operation. The memory cells are programmed using a normal programming speed until their threshold voltage exceeds an initial verify voltage. The memory cells are then programmed further using a reduced programming speed until their threshold voltage exceeds a final verify voltage. In one aspect, a count of memory cells which exceeds the initial verify voltage is used to determine when to begin verify tests for a higher data state. In another aspect, a count of the higher state memory cells which exceeds the initial or final verify voltage is used to determine when to begin verify tests for the higher data state. The counted memory cells are not subject to the reduced programming speed.

[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)


Memory cell mis-shape mitigation
Patent No. 10910076 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414577 on 05/16/2019 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for mitigating issues of memory hole mis-shape. In one aspect, one or more control circuits are configured to program a group of non-volatile memory cells from an erase state to a plurality of programmed states using a first program parameter. The one or more control circuits measure threshold voltages of the group to determine a severity of memory hole mis-shape in the group. The one or more control circuits program the group from the erase state to the plurality of programmed states using a second program parameter selected based on the severity of the memory hole mis-shape in the group.

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


System-on-chip (SoC) assembly, configurable IP generation and IP integration utilizing distributed computer systems
Patent No. 10911323 

Inventor(s): Chunhua Hu (Plano, TX), Todd Christopher Hiers (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15878978 on 01/24/2018 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: An architecture-specific web-based executable specification tool maintains specification information and metadata for chip and system on a chip (SoC) design. Metadata available in the development ecosystem may be leveraged to improve the specification-to-design process. A unified, integrated environment for subsystem creation, SoC integration, and SoC specification teams is presented using a tool that comprehends SoC constructs. A modern web-based framework (not stand-alone tool) provides collaboration capabilities and allows visual representation and manipulation of data. Connection fabrics (e.g., network on a chip (NoC)) and other project-specific infrastructure can be configured and synthesized on demand and brought in to the design using the common environment. Netlists and other connectivity data can be fed into automated RTL generation processes directly, or used as a reference for implementation design teams. Reports and automated software generation satisfy the needs of the design verification and software teams. Functional and performance testing feedback loops are also provided.

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


Image processing device and method
Patent No. 10911772 

Inventor(s): Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914264 on 03/07/2018 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method, which realize improvement in encoding efficiency for color difference signals and reduction in address calculations for memory access. In a case where a block size of orthogonal transform is 44, and a macroblock of luminance signals is configured of four 44 pixel blocks appended with 0 through 1, the four luminance signal blocks are corresponded with one color difference signal 44 block appended with C. At this time, there exist four motion vector information of mv[subscript]0[/subscript], mv[subscript]1[/subscript], mv[subscript]2[/subscript], and mv[subscript]3[/subscript], as to the four luminance signal blocks. The motion vector information mv[subscript]c [/subscript]of the one color difference signal 44 block is calculated by averaging processing using these four motion vector information. The present invention can be applied to an image encoding device which performed encoding based on the H.264/AVC format, for example.

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


 

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Die crack detection
Patent No. 10908210 

Inventor(s): Chang Siau (Saratoga, CA), Kirubakaran Periyannan (San Jose, CA), Naresh Battula (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399786 on 04/30/2019 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for die crack detection are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a die includes a first conductive segment, an intermediate conductive segment, and a second conductive segment. The crack detection ring substantially surrounds the die according to a serpentine path having a plurality of legs, wherein each leg intersects the first conductive segment at a first intersection, an intermediate conductive segment at an intermediate intersection and a second conductive segment at a second intersection, wherein the intermediate intersection is horizontally offset from at least the first intersection and the second intersection.

[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]


Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly
Patent No. 10910131 

Inventor(s): David W. Maxey (Gunter, TX), Paul Abernathy (McKinney, TX), Troy D. Skidmore (McKinney, 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: 16790307 on 02/13/2020 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical cable assembly, comprising a first electrical circuit further comprising a first plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another, wherein the first plurality of insulated conductors are cabled together in a bundle. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a second electrical circuit longitudinally disposed to the first electrical circuit, the second electrical circuit comprising a second plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another and cabled together in a bundle and a nonmetallic jacket surrounding the second plurality of insulated conductors and wherein the nonmetallic jacket isolating the first electrical circuit from the second electrical circuit. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a flexible interlocking metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits.

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


Reusable support substrate for formation and transfer of semiconductor devices and methods of using the same
Patent No. 10910272 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660177 on 10/22/2019 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support substrate including a plurality of channels on a front side is provided. A cover layer is formed by anisotropically depositing a sacrificial cover material over the plurality of channels. Cavities laterally extend within the plurality of channels underneath a horizontally extending portion of the cover layer. An encapsulation layer is conformally deposited. First semiconductor devices, first metal interconnect structures, and first bonding pads are formed over a top surface of the encapsulation layer. A device substrate with second bonding pads is provided. The second bonding pads are bonded with the first bonding pads to form a bonded assembly. Peripheral portions of the encapsulation layer are removes and peripheral portions of the cover layer are physically exposed. The cover layer is removed employing an isotropic etch process by propagating an isotropic etchant through the cavities to separate the support substrate from the bonded assembly.

[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]


Leadframe with die pad having cantilevers to secure electronic component
Patent No. 10910293 

Inventor(s): Bob Lee (New Taipei, , TW), ChienHao Wang (Taipei, , TW), YuhHarng Chien (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16665459 on 10/28/2019 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leadframe includes a die pad having a plurality of sides which collectively define the rectangular die pad area including at least two securing sides that include a linear portion with a cantilever interrupting the linear portion. The die pad has a top surface defining a top plane and a bottom surface defining a bottom plane. Lead terminals are beyond the die pad. The cantilevers have a fixed end and a free end opposite the fixed ends that enables flexing or bending responsive to a received force. The free ends include a distal end with an electronic component locking feature. The fixed ends are positioned beyond the die pad area, and the electronic component locking feature extends inward over the rectangular die pad area for providing mechanical support and for securing the electronic component.

[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 including field effect transistors having a contact on active gate compatible with a small cell area having a small contacted poly pitch
Patent No. 10910313 

Inventor(s): Mark Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948543 on 04/09/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit including a series of field effect transistors. Each field effect transistor includes a source region, a drain region, a channel region extending between the source region and the drain region, a gate on the channel region, a gate contact on the gate at an active region of the gate, a source contact on the source region, and a drain contact on the drain region. Upper surfaces of the source and drain contacts are spaced below an upper surface of the gate by a depth.

[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]


3D stacked integrated circuits having functional blocks configured to accelerate artificial neural network (ANN) computation
Patent No. 10910366 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16561486 on 09/05/2019 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional stacked integrated circuit (3D SIC) for implementing an artificial neural network (ANN) having a memory die having an array of memory partitions. Each partition of the array of memory partitions is configured to store parameters of a set of neurons. The 3D SIC also has a processing logic die having an array of processing logic partitions. Each partition of the array of processing logic partitions is configured to: receive input data, and process the input data according to the set of neurons to generate output data.

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


Vertical gate-all-around TFET
Patent No. 10910385 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16510612 on 07/12/2019 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertical tunneling FET (TFET) provides low-power, high-speed switching performance for transistors having critical dimensions below 7 nm. The vertical TFET uses a gate-all-around (GAA) device architecture having a cylindrical structure that extends above the surface of a doped well formed in a silicon substrate. The cylindrical structure includes a lower drain region, a channel, and an upper source region, which are grown epitaxially from the doped well. The channel is made of intrinsic silicon, while the source and drain regions are doped in-situ. An annular gate surrounds the channel, capacitively controlling current flow through the channel from all sides. The source is electrically accessible via a front side contact, while the drain is accessed via a backside contact that provides low contact resistance and also serves as a heat sink. Reliability of vertical TFET integrated circuits is enhanced by coupling the vertical TFETs to electrostatic discharge (ESD) diodes.

[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]


3D printed semiconductor package
Patent No. 10910465 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16236106 on 12/28/2018 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a method for fabricating a semiconductor device and a three dimensional structure, and packaging them together, includes: fabricating the integrated circuit on a substrate, immersing the substrate in a liquid encapsulation material, and illuminating the liquid encapsulation material to polymerize the liquid encapsulation material. Immersing the semiconductor device is performed to cover a layer of a platform in the liquid encapsulation material. The platform is a lead frame, a packaging substrate, or the substrate. The illuminating step targets locations of the liquid encapsulation material covering the layer. Illuminated encapsulation material forms solid encapsulation material that is fixedly coupled to contiguous portions of the semiconductor device and of the solid encapsulation material. The immersing and illuminating steps are repeated until a three dimensional structure is formed. The integrated circuit and the three dimensional structure are encapsulated in a single package.

[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, LDMOS with bottom gate and ballast drift
Patent No. 10910472 

Inventor(s): Jun Cai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16729824 on 12/30/2019 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include LDMOS transistors and integrated circuits with a gate, a body region implanted in the substrate to provide a channel region under a portion of the gate, a source adjacent the channel region, a drain laterally spaced from a first side of the gate, a drift region including a first highly doped drift region portion, a low doped gap drift region above the first highly doped drift region portion, and a second highly doped region portion above the gap drift region, and an isolation structure extending through the second highly doped region portion into the gap drift region portion, with a first end proximate the drain region and a second end under the gate dielectric layer, where the body region includes a tapered side laterally spaced from the second end of the isolation structure to define a trapezoidal JFET region.

[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]


Organo-metal halide perovskites films and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10910569 

Inventor(s): Mengjin Yang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15574611 on 05/18/2016 (1721 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure is a method that includes applying a solution that includes a first solvent, a halogen-containing precursor, and a metal halide to a substrate to form a coating of the solution on the substrate, contacting the coating with a second solvent to form a first plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals on the substrate, and thermally treating the first plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals, such that at least a portion of the first plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals is converted to a second plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals on the substrate. The halogen-containing precursor and the metal halide are present in the solution at a molar ratio of the halogen-containing precursor to the metal halide between about 1.01:1.0 and about 2.0:1.0, and a property of the second plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals is improved relative to a property of the first plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals.

[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 concentration electrolyte for magnesium battery having carboranyl magnesium salt in mixed ether solvent
Patent No. 10910672 

Inventor(s): Oscar Tutusaus (Ann Arbor, MI), Rana Mohtadi (Northville, 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: 15477997 on 04/03/2017 (1401 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electrochemical devices and processes for forming them include an anode having magnesium, a cathode, and an electrolyte in contact with the anode and the cathode. The electrolyte includes a carboranyl magnesium salt and a mixed ether solvent in which the carboranyl magnesium salt is dissolved. The mixed ether solvent includes a first ether solvent and a second ether solvent that is different from the first ether solvent.

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


5G-enabled integrated roofing accessory and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10910693 

Inventor(s): Rich Robinson (Round Rock, TX), Xavier Riley (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17013468 on 09/04/2020 (151 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a system of integrated roofing accessories on a plurality of roofs, where at least one integrated roofing accessory on each roof may include: i) at least one transceiver configured to produce millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency signals using fifth generation cellular networking (5G) protocols, ii) at least one dielectric antenna in electrical communication with the at least one transceiver for emitting the mmWave frequency signals according to the at least one 5G protocol, iii) an edge computing device having at least one processor and at least one non-transitory storage with software to operate the edge computing device in communication with the at least one transceiver, and iv) at least one power supply. The software is configured to cause, when executed, the integrated roofing accessories to form a 5G network using the mmWave frequency signals which communicates with at least one computing device.

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


Antenna in package device having substrate stack
Patent No. 10910705 

Inventor(s): Athena Lin (Dallas, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Vikas Gupta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447419 on 06/20/2019 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna-in-package (AiP) device includes a substrate stack having a ceramic substrate attached to an organic substrate, where a dielectric constant of the ceramic substrate is higher than a dielectric constant of the organic substrate. An antenna is on a top side of the ceramic substrate. An integrated circuit (IC) die is flip chip attached to a bottom side of the ceramic substrate or to a top surface of the organic substrate. The IC die includes a radio circuit including at least a transmitter, and there is at least one interconnect for coupling the radio circuit to the antenna.

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


Control of a power transistor with a drive circuit
Patent No. 10910822 

Inventor(s): Bhaskar Ramachandran (Coimbatore, , IN), Dattatreya Baragur Suryanarayana (Bengaluru, , IN), Vishal Gupta (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16503113 on 07/03/2019 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first transistor having a first control input and first and second current terminals. The first current terminal couples to an input voltage node. A second transistor has a second control input and third and fourth current terminals. The third current terminal couples to the second current terminal at a first node. The fourth current terminal couples to an output voltage node. A drive circuit is configured to charge a capacitor maintain the first transistor in an off state responsive to a negative voltage on the input voltage node, and, responsive to a negative voltage on the input voltage node, to cause the charge from the capacitor to be used to turn off the first transistor. The system provides a voltage to a load coupled to the output voltage node.

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


Sampled moving average notch filter for ripple reduction in chopper stabilized operational amplifiers
Patent No. 10911004 

Inventor(s): Anand Kannan (Bangalore, , IN), Anand Subramanian (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450101 on 06/24/2019 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chopper-stabilized amplifier includes a first transconductance amplifier and a first chopper circuit coupled to an input of the first transconductance amplifier. A second chopper circuit is coupled to an output of the first transconductance amplifier. The chopper-stabilized amplifier also includes second and third transconductance amplifiers having inputs coupled to the output of the first transconductance amplifier. The second transconductance amplifier produces an output responsive to a first notch clock signal having a first phase relative to the chopping of the second chopper circuit. The third transconductance amplifier produces an output responsive to a second notch clock signal having a second phase relative to the first phase. The output signals produced by the second and third transconductance amplifiers are added to filter ripple noise at the outputs of the second and third transconductance amplifiers.

[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)


Oscillator self-calibration
Patent No. 10911055 

Inventor(s): Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX), Kaichien Tsai (Allen, TX), Scott R. Summerfelt (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16728070 on 12/27/2019 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oscillator assembly includes a scribe seal, an oscillator circuit, and a calibration circuit. The oscillator circuit includes an output. The calibration circuit is coupled to the oscillator circuit. The calibration circuit includes a reference frequency terminal, a conductor coupled to the reference frequency terminal, and an oscillator input terminal. The conductor extends to an edge of the oscillator circuit assembly and penetrates the scribe seal. The oscillator input terminal is coupled to the output of the oscillator circuit.

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


IC transmitter digital phase domain calculator with atomic computation units
Patent No. 10911056 

Inventor(s): Fuqiang Shi (San Jose, CA), Robert B. Staszewski (Dublin, , IE), Roman Staszewski (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564158 on 09/09/2019 (512 days app to issue)

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

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


Digital clock generation with randomized division of a source clock
Patent No. 10911057 

Inventor(s): Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bangalore, , IN), Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi (Bangalore, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Tamil Nadu, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680046 on 11/11/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital clock generator for a digital clock domain interfaced to another clock domain through a FIFO, includes division selector circuitry to provide an input randomizing sequence of clock division factors, selected from a defined set of clock division factors corresponding to a target average clock division, and division arbitration circuitry to generate a drift-corrected randomizing sequence of clock division factors, based at least in part on the input randomizing sequence of clock division factors, and an accumulated drift correction signal. A clock drift control loop generates the accumulated drift correction signal, based at least in part on an accumulated clock drift relative to the target average clock division. Clock generation can be based on randomized division with the drift-corrected randomizing sequence of clock division factors. The drift-corrected randomizing sequence of clock division factors can be generated so that clock drift is bounded based on a FIFO depth.

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


Apparatus and method for multilevel coding (MLC) with binary alphabet polar codes
Patent No. 10911062 

Inventor(s): Corina Ioana Ionita (Houston, TX), Jun Chul Roh (Allen, TX), Mohamed F. Mansour (Cupertino, CA), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16583944 on 09/26/2019 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving multiple bits to be transmitted. The method also includes applying a first binary alphabet polar code to a first subset of the multiple bits to generate first encoded bits. The first encoded bits are associated with a first bit level of a multilevel coding scheme. The method further includes generating one or more symbols using the first encoded bits and bits associated with a second bit level of the multilevel coding scheme. The first binary alphabet polar code is associated with a first coding rate. In addition, the method could include applying a second binary alphabet polar code to a second subset of the multiple bits to generate second encoded bits. The second encoded bits are associated with the second bit level. The second binary alphabet polar code is associated with a second coding rate such that the bit levels have substantially equal error rates.

[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]


Rank-2 CSI construction with 1-layer SRS
Patent No. 10911111 

Inventor(s): Ahmed Ibrahim (Plano, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Yeqing Hu (Garland, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16594918 on 10/07/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system is provided, The method comprises: receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a 1[superscript]st [/superscript]layer sounding reference signal (SRS); arranging the 1[superscript]st [/superscript]layer SRS based on two antenna polarizations of an antenna system of the BS; identifying a dominant direction of a channel based on the 1[superscript]st [/superscript]layer SRS; identifying a coefficient between two antenna polarizations based on the 1[superscript]st [/superscript]layer SRS; constructing a 2-layer channel matrix based on the identified dominant direction and the identified coefficient; and transmitting, to the UE, a downlink signal via the antenna system based on the constructed 2-layer channel matrix.

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


RF transmitter and auxiliary receiver to capture transmit signal data to compensate for transmit signal impairments
Patent No. 10911161 

Inventor(s): Francesco Dantoni (Rome, , IT), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bangalore, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Oswal (Bangalore, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16697236 on 11/27/2019 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmitter for an RF communications system, that includes an auxiliary receiver for capturing transmit signal data for use in compensating/correcting transmit signal impairments (such as for DPD, QMC, LOL). The transmitter (such as Zero IF) includes analog chain elements that introduce transmit signal impairments (such as PA nonlinearities). The auxiliary receiver is configured to receive loopback transmit RF signals, and includes an RF direct sampling ADC to convert the loopback transmit RF signals to digital transmit RF signals. Digital down conversion circuitry is configured to downconvert the digital transmit RF signals to captured digital transmit baseband signals, and data capture circuitry is configured to generate the transmit signal data based on the captured digital transmit baseband signals.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Time division duplex (TDD) full duplex (FDX) with a remote duty cycle (DS) framer
Patent No. 10911210 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16258196 on 01/25/2019 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to support Time Division Duplex (TDD) Full Duplex (FDX) with a remote Duty Cycle (DS) framer may be provided. The system may comprise a core and a Remote PHY Device (RPD). The core may comprise a Downstream (DS) Quality-of-Service (QoS) scheduler and a DS duty cycle rate regulator. The DS duty cycle rate regulator may comprise a plurality of token buckets and a plurality of data framing queues. The RPD may comprise a plurality of TG queue blocks and switching logic.

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


Future network condition predictor for network time series data utilizing a hidden Markov model for non-anomalous data and a gaussian mixture model for anomalous data
Patent No. 10911318 

Inventor(s): Nandu Gopalakrishnan (Chatham, NJ), Yirui Hu (Piscataway, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15077762 on 03/22/2016 (1778 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for adaptive anomaly detection based predictor for network data. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method in a network component for predicting values of future network time series data includes receiving, with one or more receivers, network time series data; determining, with one or more processors, whether an anomaly is detected in the network time series data; generating, with the one or more processors, a prediction associated with the network data according to a primary predictor when no anomaly is detected in the network time series data; generating, with the one or more processors, the prediction associated with the network data according to an alternative predictor when an anomaly in the network time series data is detected; and sending, with one or more transmitters, the prediction to a network controller, wherein the network controller uses the prediction to adjust network parameters.

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


Personalized message priority classification
Patent No. 10911382 

Inventor(s): Hui Zang (Cupertino, CA), Jiangsheng Yu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15419629 on 01/30/2017 (1464 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of automatically assigning a priority rank to messages. The system and method accesses a message data store and assigns a priority rank to each message. The priority rank is selected from a priority rank scale by, for each message, parsing the message for features present in the message and calculating a predicted intensity score for the message using a user-specific classifier. The classifier is trained from user training data which includes prior user messages on which a machine learning algorithm operates. The training data is labeled by scores calculated based on the actual activates performed by the user to each message. The priority rank of each message can be used to improve message processing in message processing systems.

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


Carriage of ISO-BMFF event boxes in an MPEG-2 transport stream
Patent No. 10911511 

Inventor(s): Alexander Giladi (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975671 on 05/09/2018 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of media streaming implemented by a network device, the method comprising encapsulating a message box into one or more packets in a segment, and sending the segment directly or indirectly to a streaming client.

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


Media distribution system with ticker feed
Patent No. 10911519 

Inventor(s): Steven Gable (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444034 on 06/18/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for use in a media distribution system includes receiving media content at an enterprise hub from a plurality of media outlets via a communication network. The method continues by assigning a unique identifier to the media content. The method continues by receiving at the enterprise hub, from the plurality of media outlets via a communication network, a record of broadcast of the media content on a continuous ticker feed and analyzing the continuous ticker feed to detect the unique identifier. The method continues by automatically verifying if the media content broadcast as scheduled and classifying the media content broadcast. The method continues by generating and transmitting to at least a provider of the media content, from the plurality of media outlets, a displayable report of the classification of the media content broadcast.

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


Automatic identification of a vehicle driver based on driving behavior
Patent No. 10911590 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Lathan Lewis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16596569 on 10/08/2019 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed that identify a motor vehicle operation and whether a driver is operating a mobile device. One example of operation may include a method that includes receiving vehicle data based on active operation of a vehicle and compiling a candidate driver identification profile (DIP) based on the received vehicle data. The method may also include comparing the candidate DIP to a pre-stored DIP and determining a match between the candidate DIP and the pre-stored DIP. The method may also include applying a restriction to a mobile station operated by a driver of the vehicle responsive to the match determination.

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


System and method for dynamic selection of reference image frame
Patent No. 10911691 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Long N. Le (Richardson, TX), Ruiwen Zhen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719633 on 12/18/2019 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining, using at least one image sensor of an electronic device, multiple image frames of a scene. The multiple image frames include a plurality of short image frames at a first exposure level and a plurality of long image frames at a second exposure level longer than the first exposure level. The method also includes generating a short reference image frame and a long reference image frame using the multiple image frames. The method further includes selecting, using a processor of the electronic device, the short reference image frame or the long reference image frame as a reference frame, where the selection is based on an amount of saturated motion in the long image frame and an amount of a shadow region in the short image frame. In addition, the method includes generating a final image of the scene using the reference frame.

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


Calibration of a surround view camera system
Patent No. 10911745 

Inventor(s): Anand Yalgurdrao Kulkarni (Bangalore, , IN), Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Sujith Shivalingappa (Bangalore, , IN), Vikram Appia (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15393168 on 12/28/2016 (1497 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for automatic generation of calibration parameters for a surround view (SV) camera system is provided that includes capturing a video stream from each camera comprised in the SV camera system, wherein each video stream captures two calibration charts in a field of view of the camera generating the video stream; displaying the video streams in a calibration screen on a display device coupled to the SV camera system, wherein a bounding box is overlaid on each calibration chart, detecting feature points of the calibration charts, displaying the video streams in the calibration screen with the bounding box overlaid on each calibration chart and detected features points overlaid on respective calibration charts, computing calibration parameters based on the feature points and platform dependent parameters comprising data regarding size and placement of the calibration charts, and storing the calibration parameters in the SV camera system.

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


Device for decoding a video bitstream
Patent No. 10911752 

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Segall (Camas, WA), Sachin G. Deshpande (Camas, WA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16706783 on 12/08/2019 (422 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a reference picture set associated with a frame including a set of reference picture identifiers. The reference picture set identifies one or more reference pictures to be used for inter-prediction of the frame based upon its associated least significant bits of a picture order count based upon the reference picture identifiers. The one or more reference pictures is a second or greater previous frame to the frame having the matching reference picture identifier.

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


Multi-level significance maps for encoding and decoding
Patent No. 10911758 

Inventor(s): Dake He (Waterloo, , CA), Nguyen Nguyen (Seattle, WA), Tianying Ji (Albany, CA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16865272 on 05/01/2020 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are described in which multi-level significance maps are used in the encoding and decoding processes. The significant-coefficient flags that form the significance map are grouped into contiguous groups, and a significant-coefficient-group flag signifies for each group whether that group contains no non-zero significant-coefficient flags. If there are no non-zero significant-coefficient flags in the group, then the significant-coefficient-group flag is set to zero. The set of significant-coefficient-group flags is encoded in the bitstream. Any significant-coefficient flags that fall within a group that has a significant-coefficient-group flag that is non-zero are encoded in the bitstream, whereas significant-coefficient flags that fall within a group that has a significant-coefficient-group flag that is zero are not encoded in the bitstream.

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


Simplified binary arithmetic coding engine
Patent No. 10911764 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Vivienne Sze (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16417785 on 05/21/2019 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of entropy coding in a video encoder is provided that includes assigning a first bin to a first single-probability bin encoder based on a probability state of the first bin, wherein the first single-probability bin encoder performs binary arithmetic coding based on a first fixed probability state, assigning a second bin to a second single-probability bin encoder based on a probability state of the second bin, wherein the second single-probability bin encoder performs binary arithmetic coding based on a second fixed probability state different from the first fixed probability state, and coding the first bin in the first single-probability bin encoder and the second bin in the second single-probability bin encoder in parallel, wherein the first single-probability bin encoder uses a first rLPS table for the first fixed probability state and the second single-probability bin encoder uses a second rLPS table for the second fixed probability state.

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


Contact tracing via location service
Patent No. 10911893 

Inventor(s): Debashis Choudhury (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DeCurtis LLC (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915417 on 06/29/2020 (218 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for contact tracing including receiving a first beacon identifier associated with a first person and a second beacon identifier associated with a second person over a time period from a plurality of readers. A location of the first person and the second person is determined. Health data associated with the first person is received. The first person is determined to be sick and a sick period of time is determined. Two or more people, including the second person, are determined to have been within a proximity of the first person during the sick period of time. A list of the two or more people is generated.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for a generic service interface for a public warning system management and notification
Patent No. 10911924 

Inventor(s): Jennifer Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151599 on 10/04/2018 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for performing a public warning system (PWS) function. In the context of a method, a warning message is received via a first interface. The warning message is provided by a cell broadcast entity. The method includes transforming the warning message. The method further includes causing the warning message, as transformed, to be transmitted via a second interface, different than the first interface, to an access and mobility management function (AMF) for transmission to a radio access network.

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


Methods and apparatus for supporting multiple emergency callers in a push-to-talk group call
Patent No. 10911927 

Inventor(s): Madhusudan Pai (Frisco, TX), Shibu Narendranathan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16831278 on 03/26/2020 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting multiple emergency users in a push-to-talk group. The methods include receiving a first emergency alert from a first user device in the push-to-talk group; receiving a second emergency alert from a second user device in the push-to-talk group; causing the first emergency alert and second emergency alert to be provided to each of the console devices in the push-to-talk group; receiving, from the first user device, a first communication and receiving, from the second user device, a second communication; causing the first communication and the second communication to each of the console devices in the push-to-talk group. The methods further include receiving, from a first console device, a selection of one of the first user device and the first emergency alert; and, in response subsequently selectively routing a third communication from the first user device to the first console device and not to a second console device in the push-to-talk group.

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


Methods and apparatus to measure wireless networks indoors
Patent No. 10911966 

Inventor(s): Dominic H. Ngai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16515868 on 07/18/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to measure wireless networks indoors are disclosed herein. An apparatus includes a location detector to determine whether a mobile device is in an indoor location. An executor to: execute a first measurement test of said wireless network, the first measurement test includes executing a default latency test; and determine whether a result of the first measurement satisfies a threshold. A loader selects either a second measurement test or a third measurement test different from the second measurement test. The second measurement test has measurement instructions stored on the mobile device. The third measurement test has measurement instructions to be downloaded from a server communicatively coupled to the mobile device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for detecting time series data
Patent No. 10911970 

Inventor(s): Mitch Tseng (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023490 on 06/29/2018 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to data detection technologies, and in particular, to a method and an apparatus for detecting time series data. A method for detecting time series data is disclosed. The method is applied to a data transmission system and includes: determining, based on data information carried in time series data from a data source device, whether missing of time series data occurs in a data receiving process, where the data information includes time information and/or sequence numbers; if missing of time series data occurs, storing data information of the missing time series data; determining whether a preset trigger condition for a data missing notification is currently satisfied; and if the trigger condition for a data missing notification is satisfied, sending data missing notification information to a target device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for end device management of voice over new radio and non-voice over new radio in multi-rat environment
Patent No. 10911994 

Inventor(s): Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving, TX), Maqbool Chauhan (Keller, TX), Robert Avanes (Roanoke, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16398587 on 04/30/2019 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an multi-RAT voice management service is provided. The service includes transmitting data to a wireless station that indicates an end device capability for a voice service of a radio access technology of the wireless station. The data may be included in radio access technology frequency selection priority data. When a voice call is initiated, the wireless station may determine whether to invoke an inter-radio access technology fallback procedure based on the received data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Gateway selection controlled by network
Patent No. 10912017 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376332 on 04/05/2019 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer program product and a user equipment (UE) are provided for assisting a user equipment (UE) in selecting a network function. A first message is received from the UE. The first message includes UE request capabilities. A second message is sent to the UE. The second message includes an indication that promotes the UE attempting to connect to a particular Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) using a network function belonging to the particular PLMN.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for measurement reference signal and synchronization
Patent No. 10912044 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16676351 on 11/06/2019 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for measurement reference signals and synchronization signals. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), and a primary broadcast channel (PBCH). The processor is configured to decode cell identification information from at least the PSS and the SSS and to decode a master information block (MIB) from the PBCH. The PSS, the SSS, and the PBCH are time-division multiplexed. A same set of sequences are used for the PSS and the SSS for different carrier frequencies and different sub-carrier spacing values.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for backhaul and access in beamformed communications systems
Patent No. 10912085 

Inventor(s): Hongcheng Zhuang (Shenzhen, , CN), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444468 on 06/18/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing beamformed backhaul communications includes determining first formats of subframes supporting access communications between the first TRP and user equipments (UEs) served by the first TRP, determining a subset of the subframes supporting access communications, the subset of the subframes supports backhaul communications between the first TRP and a second TRP, and communicating with a UE over an access link in accordance with the subset of subframes.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Listen-before-talk for wideband operations of NR unlicensed spectrum
Patent No. 10912128 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16245111 on 01/10/2019 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station (BS) in a wireless communication system is provided. The BS comprises a processor configured to determine frequency units within a frequency range for a bandwidth of an operating carrier, wherein a listen-before-talk (LBT) operation is performed over each of the frequency units; and determine, for each of the frequency units, a set of intended spatial transmit (TX) parameters and a set of spatial receiver (RX) parameters of the LBT operation; and determine a subset of the frequency units for a downlink transmission based on the LBT operation performed over each of the frequency units; and a transceiver operably connected to processor, which is configured to transmit, to a user equipment (UE), downlink channels using the bandwidth corresponding to the determined subset of the frequency units.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Flexure for accommodating misalignments in an assembly
Patent No. 10912211 

Inventor(s): Andrew Short (Allen, TX), Gabriel A. Payan (McKinney, TX), Jake B. Range (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16124019 on 09/06/2018 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flexure is disclosed for accommodating misalignments in an assembly. The flexure can include a first portion, a second portion, and a flexible portion coupling the first portion and the second portion to one another. The flexible portion can facilitate relative movement between the first and second portions in a plurality of degrees of freedom. The flexure can further include one or more stops operable to limit relative movement between the first and second portions in at least two of the plurality of degrees of freedom.

[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)


Method for fabricating low resistance, low inductance interconnections in high current semiconductor devices
Patent No. RE048420 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Anthony L. Coyle (Parker, TX), Bernhard P. Lange (Freising, , DE), Quang X. Mai (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14023281 on 09/10/2013 (2702 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for fabricating a low resistance, low inductance device for high current semiconductor flip-chip products. A structure is produced, which comprises a semiconductor chip with metallization traces, copper lines in contact with the traces, and copper bumps located in an orderly and repetitive arrangement on each line so that the bumps of one line are positioned about midway between the corresponding bumps of the neighboring lines. A substrate is provided which has elongated copper leads with first and second surfaces, the leads oriented at right angles to the lines. The first surface of each lead is connected to the corresponding bumps of alternating lines using solder elements. Finally, the assembly is encapsulated in molding compound so that the second lead surfaces remain un-encapsulated. Patent Class: N/A


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Low-profile art frame
Patent No. D909076 

Inventor(s): Jason David Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29639951 on 03/09/2018 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Heads up display bezel and chute
Patent No. D909267 

Inventor(s): Andrew W. Harvey (South Lyon, MI), Benjamin David Jimenez (Ann Arbor, MI), Jonathan Joseph Quijano (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: 29705890 on 09/16/2019 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Exterior surface configuration for fuel tank
Patent No. D909276 

Inventor(s): Michael Monell (Valley View, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664344 on 09/24/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Foldable tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. D909278 

Inventor(s): Clegg Smith (Keller, TX), James E. Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Jason P. Winter (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey M. Williams (Hudson Oaks, TX), Lynn F. Eschete (Arlington, TX), Michael E. Rinehart (Euless, TX), Troy T. Bushmire (Fo
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29670337 on 11/15/2018 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Handheld device with pistol grip
Patent No. D909384 

Inventor(s): Gurmeet Singh (Irving, TX), Maninder Singh Suri (Irving, TX), Scott Albert (Dallas, TX), Tarang Swadeshkumar Sethia (Frisco, TX), Vivek Malik (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29703389 on 08/27/2019 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy accessory
Patent No. D909690 

Inventor(s): Jack Renforth (Azle, TX), Nicholas Baker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29641116 on 03/20/2018 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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