Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of May 26

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Apple's synchronization sequence design for device-to-device communication
• AT&T's software demarcation in an edge computing environment
• Bank of America's quantum tech for extracting intents from linguistics
Texas Instrument's theft detector
• Verizon's collision detection platform
• Walmart's automated tote routing system and methods

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 May. 26, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

144 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP 3 LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 22
Sandisk LLC (Addison) 8
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 7
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North AmericaInc. (Plano) 6

UNASSIGNED 13


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Arnold Pompos (Irving) 3
Hak Choy (Dallas) 3
Steve Jiang (Dallas) 3
Brent Johnson (Denton) 2
David Patrick Magee (Allen) 2
Devaki Chandramouli (Plano) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

120 days
Virus immune computer system and method
Patent No.. 10664588-B1
UNASSIGNED
Inventor: John Almeida (Plano)

2,231 days
Multimedia broadcast/multimedia service (MBMS) session update
Patent No. 10667092-B2
Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo,FI)
Intentor: Devaki Chandramouli (Plano)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Personal item management apparatus
Patent No. 10660427 

Inventor(s): Jane Dunne Cooke (Dallas, TX), Mary Caroline Nix (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BIG O, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16419656 on 05/22/2019 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment personal item management apparatus includes a wearable band having a fixed circumference that defines a first outer diameter; and a clasp coupled to the wearable band, the clasp having a second outer diameter that is less than the first outer diameter and being adapted to couple a personal item to the wearable band. In an exemplary embodiment, the ratio of the second outer diameter to the first outer diameter is about 0.4.

[A45F] TRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT; SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY [2006.01]


Pan chiller system with liquid coolant
Patent No. 10660458 

Inventor(s): Ashutosh A. Potdar (Fort Worth, TX), Joseph F. Sanders (North Richland Hills, TX), Keith G. Thompson (Haslet, TX), Rafael A. Castillo-Borelly (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (Glenview, IL)
Law Firm: Thompson Hine LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15861145 on 01/03/2018 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pan chiller system includes a pan chiller unit having a food well, with a plurality of hollow divider rails arranged within the food well to define at least one opening to receive one or more food pans to be cooled, where the plurality of divider rails define a first rail flow path and a second rail flow path. A chilled liquid coolant system chills liquid coolant and moves the chilled liquid coolant into both the first rail flow path and the second rail flow path. A control arrangement is configured for controlling chilled liquid coolant flow such that a first temperature condition maintained in the first rail flow path is different than a second temperature condition maintained in the second rail flow path.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Radiation therapy systems that include primary radiation shielding, and modular secondary radiation shields
Patent No. 10660585 

Inventor(s): Arnold Pompos (Irving, TX), Hak Choy (Dallas, TX), Steve Jiang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14688751 on 04/16/2015 (1867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Radiation therapy systems and their components, including secondary radiation shields. At least some versions of the disclosed systems combine a radiation delivery device, a primary radiation shielding device, and a secondary shielding layer into an integrated, modular unit. This is accomplished by using a small direct beam shield capable of blocking a primary beam from a radiation delivery device. In turn, a thinner shielding layer can be used to surround the radiation delivery device and primary shielding device, enabling a single modular unit to be delivered to an installation site. In some embodiments, a bed may be disposed within the secondary shielding layer. In some embodiments, the system is configured to provide up to 4-pi (4) steradians of radiation coverage to the bed from the radiation delivery device.

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


Radiation therapy systems that include primary radiation shielding, and modular secondary radiation shields
Patent No. 10660586 

Inventor(s): Arnold Pompos (Irving, TX), Hak Choy (Dallas, TX), Steve Jiang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas Systems (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16443360 on 06/17/2019 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: Radiation therapy systems and their components, including secondary radiation shields. At least some versions of the disclosed systems combine a radiation delivery device, a primary radiation shielding device, and a secondary shielding layer into an integrated, modular unit. This is accomplished by using a small direct beam shield capable of blocking a primary beam from a radiation delivery device. In turn, a thinner shielding layer can be used to surround the radiation delivery device and primary shielding device, enabling a single modular unit to be delivered to an installation site. In some embodiments, a bed may be disposed within the secondary shielding layer. In some embodiments, the system is configured to provide up to 4-pi (4) steradians of radiation coverage to the bed from the radiation delivery device.

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


Radiation therapy systems that include primary radiation shielding, and modular secondary radiation shields
Patent No. 10660587 

Inventor(s): Arnold Pompos (Irving, TX), Hak Choy (Dallas, TX), Steve Jiang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16443419 on 06/17/2019 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: Radiation therapy systems and their components, including secondary radiation shields. At least some versions of the disclosed systems combine a radiation delivery device, a primary radiation shielding device, and a secondary shielding layer into an integrated, modular unit. This is accomplished by using a small direct beam shield capable of blocking a primary beam from a radiation delivery device. In turn, a thinner shielding layer can be used to surround the radiation delivery device and primary shielding device, enabling a single modular unit to be delivered to an installation site. In some embodiments, a bed may be disposed within the secondary shielding layer. In some embodiments, the system is configured to provide up to 4-pi (4) steradians of radiation coverage to the bed from the radiation delivery device.

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


Rectal band ligation device and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 10660644 

Inventor(s): David H. Hitt (Dallas, TX), Dennis I. Robbins (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Logan Medical Devices, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15782377 on 10/12/2017 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rectal band ligation device and a method of operating the band ligation device. In one embodiment, the band ligation device includes: (1) a handle having a trigger associated therewith, (2) an extension tube extending from the handle and terminating in a head, (3) at least two openings in the head, (4) hollow pistons located in the openings and configured to move relative thereto between an extended position in which ends of the pistons are exposed through the openings and a retracted position, gaps between corresponding openings and hollow pistons being less than cross-sectional widths of elastic members stretched around the ends and (5) an actuating rod coupling the trigger and the pistons and configured to cause the pistons to move from the extended position to the retracted position.

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


Waste management system
Patent No. 10660784 

Inventor(s): Vasu Nishtala (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): C. R. Bard, Inc. (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
Law Firm: Rutan Tucker LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15286377 on 10/05/2016 (1329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A waste management system and method of use. The waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste transport device includes a generally tubular body, a distal end section configured for disposition and maintenance in a patient”s rectum, and a proximal end section including a first connector biased in a sealed position. The waste collection device includes a second connector. The first connector is transitioned to an unsealed position when the first connector is secured to the second connector.

[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]


Topical skin care formulations comprising plant extracts
Patent No. 10660845 

Inventor(s): Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15987607 on 05/23/2018 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of treating a fine line or wrinkle on a person”s skin or increasing collagen production in skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to the skin a composition comprising an effective amount of an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract of [i]Diospyros mespiliformis [/i]leaf to treat the fine line or wrinkle or to increase collagen production in the skin.

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


Cosmetic compositions and methods
Patent No. 10660847 

Inventor(s): Edward Chadwick (Addison, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923303 on 03/16/2018 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods of use and compositions useful for treating skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, moisturize skin, lighten skin, reduce inflammation, increase skin firmness, and/or increase skin elasticity. The composition includes a combination of [i]Persea gratissima [/i](avocado) oil, [i]Olea europaea [/i](olive) fruit oil, and [i]Argania spinosa [/i]kernel oil.

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


Manufacturing method of a dynamic coil for implantable stimulation leads
Patent No. 10661077 

Inventor(s): John Swoyer (Blaine, MN), Martin T. Steele, Sr. (Otsego, MN), Shahn S. Sage (Andover, MN), Tom Walch (Centerville, MN)
Assignee(s): NUVECTRA CORPORATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15220299 on 07/26/2016 (1400 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making a therapy delivery element configured for at least partial insertion in a living body is disclosed. A conductor structure is coiled around a mandrel. A segment of the conductor structure is secured to the mandrel. After this, an outer tubular structure is positioned around the conductor structure. Portions of the conductor structure that are not secured are free to expand to an inside surface of the outer tubular structure. A lumen is formed by removing at least a portion of the mandrel.

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


Photodynamic therapy for use in treating cancer
Patent No. 10661095 

Inventor(s): Lun Ma (Arlington, TX), Wei Chen (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles LLP (Local + 20 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15745105 on 08/25/2016 (1370 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is the use of copper cysteamine nanoparticles for use in photodynamic cancer therapy. The disclosed methods of treatment utilize microwave radiation as a means for activating the copper cysteamine photosensitizer.

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


Perfect squat
Patent No. 10661118 

Inventor(s): DiJon X. Wilson (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15814388 on 11/15/2017 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for monitoring and tracking the body movement of a user performing regular exercises such as squat is disclosed. The device for monitoring and tracking the body movement comprises a thigh strap, a housing and a printed circuit board. The printed circuit boards attached with the thigh straps comprises an actuating device, an accelerometer, a communication link, a power source, a processor, an USB connector, and an alerting device. The device senses accurate squat position and indicate with an audible beep, LED display, or it can be switched to a vibration mode. The device is configured to hold the legs and indicate the accurate squat position. The device could also connected to various other devices via Bluetooth linking technology.

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


Autonomous safety system for a treadmill
Patent No. 10661119 

Inventor(s): James P. Bradley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966280 on 04/30/2018 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A treadmill safety control system, method, and apparatus are described for operating an exercise treadmill by enabling a treadmill motor to start moving the treadmill belt after an initial height of the user on the treadmill belt is measured, and then continually measuring a current height of the user on the treadmill belt for evaluation against the initial height so that a first treadmill motor control signal is generated to stop the treadmill motor from moving the treadmill belt when the current height is lower than the initial height by a minimum height threshold.

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


 

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

Aerosolizing nozzle and method of operating such aerosolizing nozzle
Patent No. 10661033 

Inventor(s): Xin Heng (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Schlee IP International, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15425529 on 02/06/2017 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nozzle and a method of generating an inhalable aerosol from a liquid solution or liquid suspension and a gas by operating the nozzle. A column-like aerosol plume is generated having fluid particles within a particle free sheath of gas, the aerosol plume being generated from a compressed gas interacting within the aerosolizing space with a fluid ejected along the central axis, and generates a Venturi effect entraining gas that flows over the convex outer nozzle surface that together with the particle free sheath keeps the circumferential edge and the outer nozzle surface free of particle deposition. An aerosol exit orifice diameter is at least 1.3 times larger than the fluid exit orifice diameter; and a converging annular pressurized gas channel extending at an acute gas flow angle of 10-30 with respect to a central axis.

[B05B] SPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES (spray-mixers with nozzles B01F 5/20; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces by spraying B05D) [2]


Automated tote routing system and methods
Patent No. 10661311 

Inventor(s): Luke Matthew Reynolds (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Walmart Apollo, LLC (Bentonville, AR)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15683949 on 08/23/2017 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated tote routing systems that includes a conveyer belt, an array of sensors underneath the conveyer belt, and an identifier reader disposed with respect to the conveyer belt is discussed. The conveyer belt can be configured to receive a tote filled with physical objects. The array of sensors can detect a first set of attributes associated with the physical objects within the tote. The identifier reader can read and decode an identifier from a machine-readable element disposed on the tote. The array of sensors and identifier reader can transmit the first set of attributes and the identifier to a computing system. Based on the set of information associated with the physical objects and the set of attributes associated with the physical objects, a routing module executed by the computing system can automatically trigger the conveyer belt to route the tote to a selected distribution end of the conveyor belt.

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


Motorcycle light system and method of use
Patent No. 10661703 

Inventor(s): Peymon Hashimoto (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ALLIGHT CORP (West Hollywood, CA)
Law Firm: Patent Grove LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16179407 on 11/02/2018 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A motorcycle light includes a lighting device, having a headlight contained within a housing; a rod configured to engage with a headlight connection of a motorcycle; and one or more wires to engage with an electrical system of the motorcycle; a motor engaged with the housing and to provide rotational movement of the housing relative to the rod; and one or more sensors in electrical communication with the motor and to detect when the motorcycle is at a leaning position, the one or more sensors to provide a command to the motor to rotate the housing to a desired angle for improved visibility.

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


Systems, vehicles, and methods for automatically deploying a windshield wiper blade to a deployed position
Patent No. 10661757 

Inventor(s): Arata Sato (Ann Arbor, MI), Sergei I. Gage (Redford, 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: 15276279 on 09/26/2016 (1338 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for automatically deploying a windshield wiper blade to a deployed position includes one or more processors, an actuator coupled to the windshield wiper blade and communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, one or more optical sensors communicatively coupled to the one or more processors that output an optical signal, and one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors. The one or more memory modules store logic that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to receive the optical signal output by the one or more optical sensors, detect whether an accumulation of a substance has formed on the vehicle based on the optical signal output by the one or more optical sensors, and deploy, with the actuator, the windshield wiper blade to the deployed position in response to detecting the accumulation of the substance.

[B60S] SERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Auto rack car conversions and deck adjustments
Patent No. 10661814 

Inventor(s): Brant R. McGhee (Arlington, TX), Jerry W. Vande Sande (Dallas, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16193800 on 11/16/2018 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a panel, a fastener, and a cushion. The panel is coupled to a side of a railcar. The fastener engages the panel. A vertical position of the fastener on the panel is adjustable. The cushion is coupled to the fastener. The cushion extends from the side of the railcar towards an interior of the railcar and prevents the side of the railcar from contacting an object stored in the railcar.

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


Cable-free and strut-free fairing for supporting a person
Patent No. 10661880 

Inventor(s): Brent Scannell (Quebec, , CA), Dinesh Sharma (Montrea, , CA)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15684628 on 08/23/2017 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example of a fairing for a rotorcraft includes a core material, an inner housing on a side of the core material, an outer housing on another side of the core material opposite the inner housing, and a hinge. The hinge is configured to move the fairing between an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the inner housing is configured to receive a foot traffic load while the outer housing is configured to transfer the foot traffic load to a fuselage of the rotorcraft. In the closed position, the inner housing is configured to stow in a compartment of the rotorcraft while the outer housing is configured to provide an outer mold line of the rotorcraft in the closed position.

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


Aircraft having omnidirectional ground maneuver capabilities
Patent No. 10661892 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606197 on 05/26/2017 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft having omnidirectional ground maneuver capabilities. The aircraft includes an airframe and a plurality of propulsion assemblies attached to the airframe. Each of the propulsion assemblies includes a nacelle having a mast axis, a rotor assembly having a tilting degree of freedom relative to the mast axis and a tail assembly rotatable about the mast axis. The tail assembly includes at least one wheel having a rotational axis. A flight control system is operable to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies including tilting each rotor assembly and rotating each tail assembly. For each propulsion assembly, the rotor assembly and the tail assembly have complementary configurations in which a thrust vector generated by the rotor assembly has a horizontal component that is generally perpendicular to the rotational axis of the wheel, thereby enabling omnidirectional ground maneuvers.

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


Multi-tape dispenser for dispensing reversed-conjoined and/or non-reversed-conjoined tape strips
Patent No. 10662019 

Inventor(s): Trung Tony Nguyen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14670702 on 03/27/2015 (1887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-tape dispenser, for dispensing reversed-conjoined and non-reversed-conjoined adhesive tape end portions from adhesive tape rolls, includes a housing structure configured with at least two rotatable tape-roll hubs installed perpendicularly to the front wall panel and rear wall panel so that at least one of the tape rolls installed on the rotatable tape-roll hubs is reversed and at least one adhesive edge of at least one tape roll is conjoined partially and longitudinally to a reversed adhesive edge of at least one rear tape roll when the reversed-conjoined tape end portions are being dispensed simultaneously on the same path. The multi-tape dispenser may be manufactured for use with a combination of two tape-roll hubs or three tape-roll hubs with tape rolls mounted thereto to produce reversed-conjoined tape end portions. The dispenser can also be used for dispensing at least one tape roll without being conjoined.

[B65H] HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES


Method of installing a heat tube on pre-insulated piping
Patent No. 10663101 

Inventor(s): Clinton James Riggin (Trophy Club, TX), Thomas Joseph Keyes (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Thermacor Process, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382497 on 04/12/2019 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is shown for installing a heat tube on a section of pre-insulated piping. A metal carrier pipe is covered with a first layer of foam insulation. Next, a routing device is used to cut a longitudinal slot along the length of the pipe so that the pipe exterior surface is exposed from the insulation. A heat tube is then installed within the longitudinal slot, whereby the heat tube contacts the exterior surface of the metal carrier pipe. A second layer of foam insulation is then sprayed onto the exterior of the metal carrier pipe, covering the previously formed longitudinal slot and installed heat tube. A polyolefin coating is then applied over the insulation to form a protective outer jacket for the insulated pipe.

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


 

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

Electrolytic treater and method for treating water
Patent No. 10662090 

Inventor(s): Noe Joshua Lopez (Dallas, TX), Wade Decker (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16044632 on 07/25/2018 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides an electrolytic treatment unit comprising a casing, a plate bundle, a cathode and an anode. The casing has a longitudinal axis. The plate bundle is positioned in the casing. The plate bundle comprises a plurality of spaced-apart parallel plates and each plate is positioned normal to the longitudinal axis. The cathode or anode are connected to selected plates of the bundle. Another embodiment of the invention provides an electrolytic treatment unit comprising a casing, a baffle separating the casing into first and second compartment, and a plate bundle positioned in each compartment. A cathode is connected to one bundle and an anode to the other bundle. A product stream is taken from each compartment. To achieve needed throughput at low head, the plates are spaced in the range of 1 cm to 10 cm apart.

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


Waterborne acrylic dispersions with high biorenewable content
Patent No. 10662273 

Inventor(s): Matthias Junk (Mainz, , DE), Stephan Krieger (Hofheim, , DE), Thomas Fichtner (Dalheim, , DE)
Assignee(s): CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Roberts Calderon Safran Cole P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15383943 on 12/19/2016 (1254 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aqueous copolymer dispersion is formed by emulsion polymerization of a monomer mixture comprising (a) 20 to 80 wt. % of one or more (meth)acrylic acid esters A, whose homopolymer(s) have a T[subscript]g[/subscript]25 C. and at least one has a biorenewable carbon content of at least 50 wt. % of the total carbon content of the ester; (b) 19 to 79 wt. % of one or more (meth)acrylic acid esters B whose homopolymer(s) have a T[subscript]g[/subscript]25 C.; (c) 0.5 to 10 wt. % of at least one monomer selected from unsaturated sulfonic, phosphoric and phosphonic acids, and unsaturated carboxylic acids, anhydrides and amides thereof; (d) up to 10% by weight of one or more functional monomers selected from hydrolysable silane compounds, epoxy-containing compounds, ureido-containing compounds and carbonyl-containing compounds, and (e) less than 5 wt. % of one or more further monomers, wherein the total percentages of comonomers (a) to (e) equals 100%.

[C08F] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (production of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from lower carbon number hydrocarbons, e.g. by oligomerisation, C10G 50/00; fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P; graft polymerisation of monomers containing carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds on to fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials D06M 14/00) [2]


Technology to identify [i]Candida auris [/i]
Patent No. 10662405 

Inventor(s): Wolfram Siede (Benbrook, TX)
Assignee(s): Santa Fe BioLabs LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133815 on 09/18/2018 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for identifying [i]Candida auris [/i]is disclosed. The system has two aspects. The first is a positive selection of [i]C. auris [/i]based on [i]C. auris[/i]”s distinctive resistance to quaternary ammonium compounds (especially at elevated incubation temperatures). The second is a negative selection of [i]C. auris [/i]based on [i]C. auris[/i]”s distinctive sensitive to tert-Butyl-hydroperoxide. [i]C. auris [/i]can be identified in a sample through use of a positive-selection culture medium, which fosters [i]C. auris [/i]colony growth while suppressing growth of other yeasts. The isolate can be confirmed as [i]C. auris [/i]through use of a negative-selection culture medium, which suppresses [i]C. auris [/i]colony growth while permitting growth of other yeasts.

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


Thermal metal chemical vapor deposition process
Patent No. 10662522 

Inventor(s): Fumitaka Amano (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16184038 on 11/08/2018 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a metallic material on a substrate includes coating a chuck of a metallic material deposition chamber with an elemental metal coating, loading a substrate onto the chuck of the metallic material deposition chamber, and depositing an elemental metal layer on the substrate by thermal decomposition of a metal precursor gas including metal compound molecules. Each of the metal compound molecules includes an atom of the elemental metal and a first number of atoms of a non-metallic element. The metal compound molecules react with atoms of the elemental metal in the metal coating to generate molecules of an intermediate reaction compound including an atom of the elemental metal and a second number of atoms of the non-metallic element, the second number of atoms being less than the first number of atoms. The metal layer on the substrate is formed by thermal decomposition of the intermediate reaction compound.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


Antibodies which specifically bind Klotho polypeptide
Patent No. 10663474 

Inventor(s): Johanne Pastor (Flower Mound, TX), Orson W. Moe (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), The Governing Council of the University of Toronto (Toronto, , CA)
Law Firm: Fitch Even Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16075033 on 02/03/2017 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antibody and/or binding fragment thereof, wherein the antibody and/or binding fragment thereof comprises a light chain variable region and a heavy chain variable region, the light chain variable region comprising complementarity determining region (CDR) CDR-L3 and the heavy chain variable region comprising CDR-H1, CDR-H2 and CDR-H3, with the amino acid sequences of said CDRs comprising one or more of the sequences set forth below: CDR-L3; selected from any one of SEQ ID NOs: 123, 126-130, 142, 148 or 149; CDR-H1: SEQ ID NOs: 121 or 124; CDR-H2; SEQ ID NOs: 122 or 125; and/or CDR-H3: selected from any one of SEQ ID NOs: 196-226.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Bridge rehabilitation system
Patent No. 10662594 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Lafoy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15717348 on 09/27/2017 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bridge support system includes a telescoping arm extending from a first end to a second end, the telescoping arm having a first arm section; a second arm section, the second arm section is configured to slidingly engage with the first arm section; a locking pin to secure the second arm section in a fixed position; a lower bearing assembly pivotally attached to the first end of the telescoping arm, the lower bearing assembly having a bearing plate pivotally attached to the first end of the telescoping arm via a pivot pin, the bearing plate is configured to engage with a ground surface; an upper bearing assembly pivotally attached to a jacking beam support, the upper bearing assembly having a plurality of holes for selective adjustment of the upper bearing assembly relative to the jacking beam support; and a jacking beam secured to the jacking beam support and secured to a bridge member.

[E01D] BRIDGES (bridges extending between terminal buildings and aircraft for embarking or disembarking passengers B64F 1/305)


Wellbore interactive-deflection mechanism
Patent No. 10662710 

Inventor(s): Franklin Charles Rodriguez (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15528191 on 12/15/2015 (1624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A deflection mechanism may include a first incline and a second incline for interacting with legs of a junction assembly to selectively deflect each of the legs in a desired direction in a multilateral wellbore system. The deflection mechanism may include a window assembly for a main borehole of the wellbore and having a selective-deflection profile positioned proximate to an entrance into a lateral borehole extending from the main borehole. One leg of the junction assembly may include a surface profiled corresponding to an angle of the first incline to deflect the leg toward the lateral borehole. Another leg of the junction assembly may include a surface profiled corresponding to an angle of the second incline to deflect the leg toward a whipstock assembly positioned internal to the window assembly.

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


Drill bit
Patent No. 10662714 

Inventor(s): Blake Austin Byrnes (Fort Worth, TX), Carl Aron Deen (Fort Worth, TX), Jason Robert Cunningham (Thorsby, , CA), Rachel Sarah Goodship (Calgary, , CA)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427642 on 02/08/2017 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotary drill bit for directional drilling operations, in which a rotating bit with cutters advances a borehole in the earth invention, provides a smaller radius of curvature to increase drilling efficiency. The rotary drill bit comprises a box connection for connecting the bit to the drill string. The drill bit receives a pin connection that seats adjacent the plenum of the bit to shorten the distance between the bit face and steering tools behind the bit so the drill string can be steered more efficiently.

[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]


Wellbore isolation device
Patent No. 10662735 

Inventor(s): Charles Timothy Smith (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15772015 on 12/11/2015 (1628 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation device includes a tubular body having an inner bore formed longitudinally therethrough. A plurality of centralizing arms is radially extendible from the tubular body. At least one slip is radially extendible from the tubular body. A sealing assembly that is radially extendible from the tubular body is also included and disposed between the centralizing arms and the slip. The sealing assembly includes a radially extendible elastomeric sealing surface and an anti-extrusion device having at least two support members coupled to opposite longitudinal ends of the elastomeric sealing surface. An equalizing port is also included which is disposed in the tubular body and permits, when opened, fluidic communication between external the tubular body and the inner bore thereby equalizing the pressure between external the tubular body and the inner bore.

[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]


Use of an acid soluble or degradable solid particulate and an acid liberating or acid generating composite in the stimulation of a subterranean formation
Patent No. 10662748 

Inventor(s): Charles Elmer Bell (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Delflache LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16370577 on 03/29/2019 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: The flow of a stimulation fluid may be diverted from a high permeability zone to a low permeability portion of a subterranean formation by use of an acid soluble or acid degradable solid particulate and a composite of an acid or an acid generating compound adsorbed onto a water-insoluble adsorbent. Conductive flow of hydrocarbons from an occluded fracture may be resumed by release of the acid from the adsorbent or the acid generating compound.

[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

 

Electromagnetic release for valve
Patent No. 10663070 

Inventor(s): Chen Jing (Shanghai, , CN), Li Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14828124 on 08/17/2015 (1744 days app to issue)

Abstract: An emergency shut-off valve assembly includes a valve having a closure assembly that includes a closure member coupled to an arm that rotates about a shaft. The valve assembly also includes an actuation assembly having a securement member coupled to the shaft; and an electromagnet adapted to generate a first magnetic force in a first state and a second magnetic force in a second state. In the first state, a contact surface of the securement member is in contact with and magnetically coupled to a contact surface of the electromagnet such that the closure member, the arm, and the shaft are maintained in the first open position against a rotational force provided by a biasing member. In the second state, the closure member, the arm, and the shaft are rotated into the second closed position by the rotational force provided by the biasing member.

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


Valve seats for use in fracturing pumps
Patent No. 10663071 

Inventor(s): Jacob A. Bayyouk (Richardson, TX), Keith Peach (Glasgow, , GB)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16026732 on 07/03/2018 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve assembly for use in a fracturing pump including a valve member movable into and out of engagement with a valve seat body. The valve seat body includes an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface forming a fluid bore extending between a first end and a second end of the valve seat body. The body further includes a seating surface extending radially from the inner surface and facing the valve member, the seating surface having a recessed area. An insert is disposed in the recessed area forming at least a portion of the inner surface and at least portion of the seating surface. The valve seat body first end has a diameter different from a diameter valve seat body second. The difference between diameters allows the valve seat body outer surface to be supported by the fluid passageway.

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


Method and apparatus for common manifold charge compensator
Patent No. 10663199 

Inventor(s): Eric Giles (Royse City, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Siddarth Rajan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15957075 on 04/19/2018 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system includes an evaporator. A compressor is fluidly coupled to the evaporator via a suction line. A condenser is fluidly coupled to the compressor via a discharge line. The condenser includes a first pass and a second pass. A common manifold fluidly couples the first pass and the second pass. A charge compensator is fluidly coupled to the common manifold above a maximum liquid level of the common manifold.

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


Ballistic resistant binder insert and plate carrier
Patent No. 10663263 

Inventor(s): Ben H Boyd, III (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15493305 on 04/21/2017 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable ballistic binder insert, which allows the user to customize the level of protection desired by inserting different ballistic defeating materials into the carrier pocket. The components of the invention are a plurality of armor fabric layers that create a pocket, a method of connecting to the binder or folder, and a ballistic defeating material insert that is able to be removed and replaced as well as a temporary method of closing the pocket to contain the inserted panel, which, generally speaking, are configured as described.

[F41H] ARMOUR; ARMOURED TURRETS; ARMOURED OR ARMED VEHICLES; MEANS OF ATTACK OR DEFENCE, e.g. CAMOUFLAGE, IN GENERAL


 

P H Y S I C S

Collision detection platform
Patent No. 10661795 

Inventor(s): Paul Brand (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227549 on 12/20/2018 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device can receive data related to a roadway. The data can include video data of the roadway. The device can determine a pixel area of objects shown in the video data. The device can determine that a vehicle and an individual are associated with the roadway at a same time. The device can determine a protective zone around the individual based on a first pixel area of the individual. The protective zone can be associated with detecting a potential collision between the vehicle and the individual. The device can determine a first location and movement of the vehicle relative to a second location and movement of the individual. The device can predict that a second pixel area of the vehicle is to intersect the protective zone of the individual. The device can detect the potential collision. The device can perform one or more actions.

[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]


Metrology apparatus to facilitate capture of metrology data
Patent No. 10663110 

Inventor(s): Oussama Rawas (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16222953 on 12/17/2018 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: In the present disclosure, systems and apparatuses for stabilizing a metrology device may be provided. The metrology device may be connected with a metrology apparatus that may prevent and/or correct for unintended movement of the metrology device. The metrology apparatus may include a base plate having a top surface and a bottom surface, and the base plate may include a plurality of holes from the top surface to the bottom surface. The metrology apparatus may further include a plurality of suspension rods, and a distal end of a respective suspension rod may be positioned through a respective hole such that a first portion of the distal end is disposed on the top surface of the base plate and a second portion of the distal end is disposed on the bottom surface of the base plate. The metrology device may be connected to the bottom surface of the base plate such that at least a portion of an assembly cell is within a field of view of the metrology device.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Thermistor with tunable resistance
Patent No. 10663355 

Inventor(s): Byron Jon Roderick Shulver (Murphy, TX), Keith Ryan Green (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15639492 on 06/30/2017 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device having a first terminal region and a second terminal region. The first terminal region includes fine-tune (FT) metal stripes that are separated from each other by a first distance along the longitudinal direction. The second terminal region is spaced apart from the first terminal region by at least an inter-terminal distance. The second terminal region includes coarse-tune (CT) metal stripes that are separated from each other by a second distance along the longitudinal direction. The second distance is greater than the first distance, and the inter-terminal distance greater than the second distance. Each of the FT metal stripes may be selected as a first access location, and each of the CT metal stripes may be selected as a second access location. A pair of selected first and second access locations access a sheet resistance defined by a distance therebetween.

[G01K] MEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (radiation pyrometry G01J 5/00)


Transducer temperature sensing
Patent No. 10663418 

Inventor(s): 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: 15887923 on 02/02/2018 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, one or more devices include: apparatus including a lens element and a transducer to vibrate the lens element at an operating frequency when operating in an activated state; and controller circuitry. The controller circuitry is arranged to measure an impedance of the apparatus, to determine an estimated temperature of the apparatus in response to the measured impedance, to compare the estimated temperature against a temperature threshold for delineating an operating temperature range of the apparatus, and to toggle an activation state of the transducer in response to comparing the estimated temperature against the temperature threshold.

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


Test system and test method for performing EMC test efficiently
Patent No. 10663505 

Inventor(s): Doug Jones (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): ROHDE SCHWARZ GMBH CO. KG (Munich, , DE)
Law Firm: Ditthavong Steiner, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15371944 on 12/07/2016 (1266 days app to issue)

Abstract: A test system for performing a test on a device under test is provided. The test system comprises, at least one test device, configured for performing the test on the device under test, and at least one camera, configured for recording video data of the device under test and/or the at least one test device. Moreover, the test system comprises a storage unit, which is configured for storing the recorded video data and a video reproduction unit, which is configured for reproducing the recorded video. The video reproduction unit is moreover configured for reproducing the recorded video at an adjustable speed.

[G11B] INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER (recording measured values in a way that does not require playback through a transducer G01D 9/00; recording or playback apparatus using mechanically marked tape, e.g. punched paper tape, or using unit records, e.g. punched or magnetically marked cards G06K; transferring data from one type of record carrier to another G06K 1/18; circuits for coupling output of reproducer to radio receiver H04B 1/20; gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers or circuits therefor H04R)


Motor winding fault detection circuits and methods to detect motor winding faults
Patent No. 10663519 

Inventor(s): Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208344 on 12/03/2018 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example fault detection circuit includes: a positive sequence voltage calculator to calculate a positive sequence voltage value for a three-phase motor; a positive sequence current calculator to calculate a positive sequence current value for the three-phase motor; an interpolator to calculate an expected negative sequence voltage value based on the positive sequence voltage value, the positive sequence current value, and measured characteristics of the three-phase motor; a negative sequence voltage calculator to calculate a measured negative sequence voltage value for the three-phase motor; and a fault detector to detect that a winding fault exists in the three-phase motor when a difference between the expected negative sequence voltage value and the measured negative sequence voltage value satisfies a threshold.

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


High performance fluxgate device
Patent No. 10663534 

Inventor(s): Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Mona M. Eissa (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14557611 on 12/02/2014 (2002 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a fluxgate magnetometer. The magnetic core of the fluxgate magnetometer is encapsulated with a layer of encapsulant of a nonmagnetic metal or a nonmagnetic alloy. The layer of encapsulate provides stress relaxation between the magnetic core material and the surrounding dielectric. A method for forming an integrated circuit has the magnetic core of a fluxgate magnetometer encapsulated with a layer of a nonmagnetic metal or nonmagnetic alloy to eliminate delamination and to substantially reduce cracking of the dielectric that surrounds the magnetic core.

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


Phase compensation in a time of flight system
Patent No. 10663566 

Inventor(s): Anjana Sharma (Bangalore, , IN), Bharath Patil (Bangalore, , IN), Ravishankar Ayyagari (Bangalore, , IN), Subhash Chandra Venkata Sadhu (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729060 on 10/10/2017 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for imaging a surface via time of flight measurement. An illumination system includes an illumination driver and an illumination source and is configured to project modulated electromagnetic radiation to a point on a surface of interest. A sensor system includes a sensor driver and is configured to receive and demodulate electromagnetic radiation reflected from the surface of interest. A temperature sensor is configured to provide a measured temperature representing a temperature at one of the illumination driver and the sensor driver and located at a position remote from the one of the illumination driver and the sensor driver. A compensation component is configured to calculate a phase offset between the illumination system and the sensor system from at least the measured temperature and a model representing transient heat flow within the system.

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


Publishing LIDAR cluster data
Patent No. 10663584 

Inventor(s): Katsuhiro Sakai (Ann Arbor, MI), Michael J. Delp (Ann Arbor, MI), Michael R. James (Northville, MI), Nobuhide Kamata (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: 15606573 on 05/26/2017 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for publishing LIDAR cluster data are described. The vehicle can identify one or more clusters based on data from the LIDAR sensor. The identified one or more clusters can be representative of at least one object in an external environment of the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle can publish the identified one or more clusters before the LIDAR sensor completes a full 360 degree rotation about the axis of rotation.

[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


Cloaking devices with fresnel mirrors and plane mirrors and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 10663628 

Inventor(s): Chengang Ji (Ann Arbor, MI), Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16005153 on 06/11/2018 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side, a cloaked region between the object-side and the image-side, and a reference optical axis extending from the object-side to the image-side. A plurality of object-side Fresnel mirrors, a plurality of image-side Fresnel mirrors and a planar reflection boundary positioned between the plurality of object-side Fresnel mirrors and the plurality of image-side Fresnel mirrors are included. Each of the Fresnel mirrors comprises an outward facing reflection surface. Light from an object positioned on the object-side of the cloaking device and obscured by the cloaked region is redirected around the cloaked region by the plurality of object-side Fresnel mirrors, the planar reflection boundary and the plurality of image-side Fresnel mirrors to form an image of the object on the image-side of the cloaking device such that the light from the object appears to pass through the cloaked 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]


Transportable pole-mounted inspection device
Patent No. 10663839 

Inventor(s): Joseph D. O”Brien (Coppell, TX), Joshua W. McClure (Plano, TX), Norman J. O”Brien (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): O”Brien Engineering, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16354989 on 03/15/2019 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inspection device and method for use are described. The inspection device comprises a plurality of nested poles coupled to a wheeled tripod. The poles can be extended outward to create a longer composite pole. A camera can be mounted to the end of the composite pole and the tripod placed near a difficult-to-view location, such as a building roof. The mounted camera can be used to view the location, possibly through wireless transmission to a tablet or other device.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Apparatus for the display of embedded information
Patent No. 10664016 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Weiner (Estero, FL)
Assignee(s): Edged Display Management LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000722 on 06/05/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for the electronic display of information, where the apparatus is a substrate incorporating a digital recording medium attached to or embedded within the substrate. The substrate further includes a flexible-substrate display located on an exposed surface of the substrate, where the display is a medium capable of selectively displaying one of at least two possible colors at each pixel location thereon in order to produce a substrate medium that may be modified in accordance with a user”s selection.

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


Implementing a customized interaction pattern for a device
Patent No. 10664041 

Inventor(s): Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Inernational Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Zilak-Kotab, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15811505 on 11/13/2017 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying one or more input mechanisms for a device, monitoring a plurality of interactions between a user and the device, utilizing the one or more input mechanisms, and implementing a customized interaction pattern for the device, based on the monitoring.

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


Write level initialization synchronization
Patent No. 10664173 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary Howe (Plano, TX), Liang Chen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883956 on 01/30/2018 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques provided herein compensate for an internal and external timing skew between a data strobe (DQS) and a clock (CLK), by: executing at least one write leveling initialization procedure (WLInit) that uses a mode-register-write (MRW) command to synchronize a timing between a data strobe (DQS) with a clock (CLK) based upon capture of an internal write command. Internal and external timing skew is identified based upon the WLInit. The internal timing skew is skew caused internal to a memory device and the external timing skew is skew caused external to the memory device. A timing between the DQS and the CLK is adjusted based upon the internal and external timing skew.

[G11B] INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER (recording measured values in a way that does not require playback through a transducer G01D 9/00; recording or playback apparatus using mechanically marked tape, e.g. punched paper tape, or using unit records, e.g. punched or magnetically marked cards G06K; transferring data from one type of record carrier to another G06K 1/18; circuits for coupling output of reproducer to radio receiver H04B 1/20; gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers or circuits therefor H04R)


Generating target configuration containers providing computer environments based on a configuration container
Patent No. 10664265 

Inventor(s): Fang Wang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16117109 on 08/30/2018 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are provided for generating a container providing a computing environment. At least one processing device combines a base image of a first type of container, including at least one application and an operating system, with a base image of a second type of container including middleware and configuration information to produce a base image of a target container including, from the first type of container, the at least one application and the operating system, and the middleware and the configuration information from the second type of container. The base image of the target container is executed on a computer to provide the computing environment configured in accordance with the configuration information.

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


Network management for elastic virtual network functions
Patent No. 10664303 

Inventor(s): Paul Miller (Derry, NH)
Assignee(s): Genband US LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200108 on 11/26/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes, with a Virtual Network Function (VNF) manager that manages a VNF that includes plurality of VNF components running on a plurality of virtual machines, determining that an additional VNF component should be provisioned on an additional virtual machine. The method further includes, in response to the determining that the additional VNF component should be provisioned, instructing a compute controller to provision the additional virtual machine. The method further includes instructing a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) controller to connect the additional virtual machine to a network that interconnects the VNF components, and provisioning the additional VNF component on the additional virtual machine.

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


Digital bus activity monitor
Patent No. 10664424 

Inventor(s): Gary Franklin Chard (Murphy, TX), Harshil Atulkumar Shah (Dallas, TX), Tpinn Ronnie Koh (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15801653 on 11/02/2017 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example relates to a device that includes an activity monitor. The activity monitor includes a bus interface having inputs coupled to receive signals from a bus and having outputs coupled to provide signals to an other device. The activity monitor monitors the bus for a message directed to a predefined address that is associated with the other device in response to detecting that the other device is a low power sleep mode, the activity monitor outputs the predefined address to the other device to enable the other device to capture the predefined address, via the bus interface, in response to the monitored address matching the predefined address that is associated with the other device.

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


Optimization of database write operations by combining and parallelizing operations based on a hash value of primary keys
Patent No. 10664470 

Inventor(s): Behdad Forghani (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16542619 on 08/16/2019 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein may optimize write operations in a transaction to reduce the number of operations to the point where each of the write operations may be performed in parallel. The writer optimizer may review a first write operation and a second write operation to determine whether the first write operation and the second write operation write to the same row in the same table. When the first write operation and the second write operation write to the same row in the same table, the first write operation and the second write operation may be combined to generate a functionally-equivalent third write operation. The third write operation may reduce the number of operations in the transaction by replacing both the first write operation and the second write operation.

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


System and method for user-behavior based content recommendations
Patent No. 10664500 

Inventor(s): E-Cheng Chang (San Diego, CA), Yuning Huang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14982842 on 12/29/2015 (1610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of predicting a user”s most meaningful multimedia content includes enabling a sensing device on a user device in response to a user requesting a multimedia operation, performing the multimedia operation for a multimedia content, in response to the multimedia operation, identifying behavioral and interaction cues of the user with the sensing device substantially when the multimedia operation is being performed, updating a recommendation from a set of multimedia content including the multimedia content represented by the behavioral and interaction cues identified, and presenting the updated recommendation to the user.

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


Method for deducing entity relationships across corpora using cluster based dictionary vocabulary lexicon
Patent No. 10664505 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15597677 on 05/17/2017 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach is provided for identifying entity relationships based on word classifications extracted from business documents stored in a plurality of corpora. In the approach, performed by an information handling system, a plurality of cluster classifications are identified for the business documents so that entity information from the business documents can be classified or assigned to the cluster classifications, such as by performing natural language processing (NLP) analysis of the business documents. The approach applies semantic analysis to identify and score entity relationships between the entity information classified in the cluster classifications, and based on the scored entity relationships, cluster relationships between the cluster classifications are identified.

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


Configurable short locators
Patent No. 10664547 

Inventor(s): Gary Alan Rainwater (McKinney, TX), Jonathan Michael Devlin (Richardson, TX), Joseph Kessler (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15900540 on 02/20/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for using parameters with shortened resource locators to access a resource are provided. A short resource locator is associated with a full resource locator template in a resource locator association datastore. Parameters provided with the short resource locator are used to replace one or more parameter identifiers within a full resource locator template to generate a full resource locator. The full resource locator is used to access a resource.

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


Geographic population health information system
Patent No. 10664570 

Inventor(s): Trent Tyrone Haywood (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Neal, Gerber Eisenberg LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15336466 on 10/27/2016 (1307 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for providing a data analysis in the form of a customized geographic visualization on a graphical user interface (GUI) on a remote client computing device using only a web browser on the remote client device. The system receives a user”s selected data analysis to be performed by the system for display on the remote client device. The system verifies the data access permissions of the user to render a data analysis solution customized to that particular user, and automatically prevents that user from gaining access to data analysis solutions to which that user is prohibited. The system is configured to respond to the user”s data analysis request, perform the necessary computations on the server side on the fly, and send a dataset interpretable by the client device”s web browser for display on the client device or on a device associated with the client device.

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


Virus immune computer system and method
Patent No. 10664588 

Inventor(s): John Almeida (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773425 on 01/27/2020 (120 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus prevents hacker code from infecting an application program by requiring decryption of the application program prior to running the application program on a computer. The device is preferably a computer system that includes a dongle, or a separate unit that is connected or connectable to the computer. A security program decrypts a first key with a second key stored on the dongle. When a new application is installed the first time on the computer, the security program uses a decrypted first key to encrypt whatever is installed such that the encrypted application program is the only installed version of the application program on any non-transitory computer readable memory accessible by the computer. When a command is given to startup the application program, whatever code is needed for startup is first decrypted using the decrypted first key.

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


Theft detector
Patent No. 10664627 

Inventor(s): Veeramanikandan Raju (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15374287 on 12/09/2016 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: An end-user computing device can include a theft detector that maintains a registered host device list containing identifiers of at least one registered host device. The theft detector can have root access to operations of the end-user device and the theft detector can provides a secure reboot request in response to detecting a possible theft condition. The end-user computing device can also include a boot loader that executes a secure reboot of the end-user device in response to a secure reboot request from the theft detector. The secure reboot of the end-user device resets the end-user device to prevent access to the end-user device.

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


Visual web page analysis system and method
Patent No. 10664647 

Inventor(s): Kuang-Yao Lee (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bacon Thomas, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14525282 on 10/28/2014 (2037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A visual web page analysis system includes an image analyzing unit, a block analyzing unit, a vision identifying unit, and an output unit. The image analyzing unit loads information of a web page and segments content of the web page into a plurality of blocks based on a visual feature. The block analyzing unit classifies the blocks based on an attribute of each block. The vision identifying unit compares at least a relative feature of each block to determine a function of each block on the web page. The output unit collects the blocks and their functions into an information interface and outputs the information interface.

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


Systems and methods for generating graphical user interfaces
Patent No. 10664721 

Inventor(s): Chi-San Ho (Allen, TX), Micah Price (The Colony, TX), Yue Duan (Plano, 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: 16534419 on 08/07/2019 (293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for generating graphical user interfaces. The system may include processors and storage devices storing instructions. The instructions may configure the one or more processors to perform operations including identifying a plurality of attributes from an image captured with a client device, identifying a plurality of first results based on the attributes, generating a first graphical user interface for display in the client device. The first graphical user interface may include a plurality of result icons corresponding to a subset of the first results having confidence scores above a threshold, a plurality of filter icons displaying options, and a search button. The operations may also include receiving a selection of at least one of the result icons or at least one of the filter icons, performing a search, based on the selection, and generating a second graphical user interface.

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


Unobscuring algorithm
Patent No. 10664769 

Inventor(s): Daniel Muzich (Phoenix, AZ), James Fox (Tempe, AZ), Jonathan Tracy (Tempe, AZ), Julianne Bowles (Tempe, AZ), Michael Costello (Tempe, AZ), Thomas Trenga (Mesa, AZ)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15726207 on 10/05/2017 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: The system uses an unobscuring algorithm to determine dilution values and stimulation values. The system includes analysis methods and tools suitable for use in connection with yield management systems, inventory control systems, revenue management systems, and the like.

[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]


Automated check encoding error resolution
Patent No. 10664811 

Inventor(s): Linda D. Suarez (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928320 on 03/22/2018 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to enhanced check processing systems with improved check validation features and enhanced information security. A computing platform may determine whether a correlation between source data and metadata associated with a check exceeds a predetermined correlation threshold. Based on determining that the correlation does not exceed the predetermined correlation threshold, the computing platform may direct an OCR computing system to perform character recognition on the check. Then, the computing platform may determine whether a discrepancy between the metadata and an OCR output from the OCR computing system exceeds a predetermined resolution threshold. In response to determining that the discrepancy between the OCR output and the metadata does not exceed the predetermined resolution threshold, the computing platform may update stored records associated with the check. Subsequently, the computing platform may direct a DDA computing system to post a corrected payment associated with the check.

[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 associating a mobile device with a point of sale terminal
Patent No. 10664819 

Inventor(s): Shadman Zafar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15186885 on 06/20/2016 (1436 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for associating a mobile device with a point of sale terminal are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for establishing a communication link between a mobile electronic device and a point of sale device may include a point of sale device comprising at least one computer processor, a memory, and a display that displays a machine readable code, the machine-readable code comprising a communication protocol for communicating with the point of sale device; a mobile electronic device comprising at least one computer processor, a memory, and a display; and an application executed by a mobile electronic device that receives a machine-readable code that is displayed by a point of sale device and establishes a communication link between the mobile electronic device and the point of sale device according to the communication protocol.

[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]


Behavioral analysis engine for profiling wireless subscribers
Patent No. 10664851 

Inventor(s): Dora Potluri (Plano, TX), Lavanya Srinivasan (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprint Communications Company, L.P. (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15227950 on 08/03/2016 (1392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for behavioral analysis for profiling wireless subscribers. The method includes loading carrier reference data comprising a set of common categories and loading a plurality of behavior records of at least two types, wherein each behavior record is generated by a mobile device activity of a subscriber. The method proceeds by associating each behavior record with one or more of the categories, thereby generating categorized data records. Finally each category associated with a behavior record is added to a subscriber profile for the subscriber whose activity generated the behavior record.

[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 object detection using edge characteristics
Patent No. 10664974 

Inventor(s): Yasuo Uehara (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: 15903464 on 02/23/2018 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving detection of objects in a surrounding environment. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to emitting a signal pulse, acquiring point cloud data about the surrounding environment as identified from the signal pulse reflecting from the surrounding environment. The method further includes determining which data points within the point cloud data are edge points by distinguishing the edge points from field points in the point cloud data according to edge characteristics. The method includes identifying an object in the surrounding environment according to a segment of the point cloud data that is bound by the edge points.

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


Method and apparatus for settlement of processor based tournament competition
Patent No. 10665060 

Inventor(s): Malcolm B. Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000058 on 06/05/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of providing or receiving value from or to a participant value in a game tournament wherein a plurality of participants play a casino-style game, includes calculating an expected value for the position of each participant in the tournament, the expected value based upon the number of wagering units held by the participant at the point in time, the number of wagering units held by each other participant in the tournament at the point in time and a payout table for the tournament.

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


Retrofit compliance apparatus and compliance system for hand hygiene dispensers
Patent No. 10665084 

Inventor(s): Harikrishna K. Rajabather (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SwipeSense, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Renaissance IP Law Group, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962920 on 04/25/2018 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present inventive concept include retrofit compliance apparatus, which can include a catch basin or drip tray. The retrofit compliance apparatus can be used in conjunction with a hand hygiene dispenser, and monitor for compliant usage of the dispenser. The retrofit compliance apparatus can include one or more microcontrollers and one or more sensors. The retrofit compliance apparatus can detect whether the dispenser has been properly used. The retrofit compliance apparatus can collect data allowing the determination of the identity of who used the dispenser. Historical information about valid dispense counts and invalid dispense counts for each individual user can be maintained by a remote server.

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


Systems and methods for managing and tracking space availability
Patent No. 10665100 

Inventor(s): Chethan Makam (Irving, TX), Heedoo Moon (Arlington, TX), John R. Canada (Dallas, TX), Radoslaw Wilk (Irving, TX), Umesh Saraki Munireddy (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898065 on 02/15/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary parking facilitation system includes a plurality of parking space devices disposed at different parking spaces within a parking area and a parking management system configured to control operation of, and to exchange data with, the parking space devices. Each of the parking space devices respectively includes a processor, a vehicle presence detector configured to determine whether any vehicle is parked in a parking space at which the parking space device is disposed, and a parking availability indicator configured to visually indicate an availability status of the parking space. The parking availability indicator is positioned at a height greater than that of any vehicle that the parking space is configured to accommodate so as to be concurrently visible, with parking availability indicators of other parking space devices, from various locations within the parking area at which drivers attempting to locate available parking spaces are to be located.

[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]


Systems and methods for sharing driver coaching data
Patent No. 10665127 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824985 on 11/28/2017 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of sharing driver coaching data are provided. Driver coaching systems learn the characteristics of a deceleration event. With the goal of increasing recouped energy while operating a vehicle that can recapture energy in a battery, driver coaching systems predict when the vehicle can begin coasting at the start of the deceleration event. In this way, the amount of time during which regenerative braking can be applied may be increased. Coaching cues are provided to the driver so that the vehicle can be operated in a way that achieves the goal of increasing recouped energy. By sharing driver coaching data, the amount of learning time/resources spent by other vehicles can be reduced.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


Quantum technology for use with extracting intents from linguistics
Patent No. 10665228 

Inventor(s): Donatus Asumu (Plano, TX), Ramakrishna R. Yannam (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporaiton (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15987079 on 05/23/2018 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus for mapping a user utterance onto a plurality of intents is provided. The apparatus may include an intent training database that includes a plurality of tokens and intents. The apparatus may include a processor. The processor may utilize a token-intent map to generate a token-row map and an intent-column map. The processor may map the plurality of tokens onto a token-intent matrix. The processor may generate a token-cognitive matrix, a cognitive-comprehension matrix and an intent-cognitive matrix from the decomposition. The cognitive-comprehension matrix may be the space of entanglement between the token-cognitive matrix and the intent-cognitive matrix. The processor may reduce the rank of the cognitive-comprehension matrix. The processor may compute a plurality of token vectors from a computation of the token-cognitive matrix and the cognitive-comprehension matrix. The processor may compute a plurality of intent-cognitive vectors from a computation of the cognitive-comprehension matrix and the intent-cognitive matrix.

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


Memory device with channel discharge before program-verify based on data state and sub-block position
Patent No. 10665299 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16385430 on 04/16/2019 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for reducing an injection type of read disturb in a memory device. During a program loop, when NAND strings in a selected sub-block are programmed, a pre-verify voltage pulse is applied to a selected word line and to a select gate transistor to discharge the drain-side channel in NAND strings of unselected sub-blocks. The duration of the pulse can vary for the different unselected sub-blocks and can be based on a sub-block programming order. In another aspect, the duration is higher for initial program loops in a program operation, when lower data states are being verified, and then decreases to a lower level for subsequent program loops when higher data states are being verified.

[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 device with compensation for program speed variations due to block oxide thinning
Patent No. 10665301 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16245491 on 01/11/2019 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for optimizing a program operation in a memory device to compensate for program speed variations due to block oxide thinning. In one approach, during a program operation, a program voltage which indicates program speed is acquired from sub-blocks with the highest and lowest program speeds. An initial program voltage for intermediate sub-blocks can be determined based on the acquired program voltages and the positions of the intermediate sub-blocks. The technique can accommodate a loss of one or both acquired program voltages if the programming is interrupted. In another approach, a program voltage which indicates program speed is acquired from one sub-block, and for a later-programmed sub-block, an appropriate offset is located from a table and summed with the acquired program voltage to determine an optimum initial program voltage.

[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 device with discharge voltage pulse to reduce injection type of program disturb
Patent No. 10665306 

Inventor(s): Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16377421 on 04/08/2019 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for reducing an injection type of program disturb in a memory device. In one aspect, a discharge operation is performed at the start of a program loop. This operation discharges residue electrons from the channel region on the source side of the selected word line, WLn, to the channel region on the drain side of WLn. As a result, in a subsequent channel pre-charge operation, the residue electrons can be more easily removed from the channel. The discharge operation involves applying a voltage pulse to WLn and a first set of drain-side word lines which is adjacent to WLn. The remaining unselected word lines may be held at ground during the voltage pulse.

[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)


Detecting short circuit between word line and source line in memory device and recovery method
Patent No. 10665313 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Jian Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402151 on 05/02/2019 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for detecting a short circuit between a word line and a source line in a memory device, and to a method for recovering from such a short circuit. In one aspect, the short circuit is detected in a program operation when a selected word line completes programming after an unusually low number of program loops. A further check is performed to confirm that there is a short circuit. The short circuited word line is then erased and a recovery read is performed for previously-programmed word lines. In another aspect, a short circuit is detected in a read operation.

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


Three-dimensional semiconductor chip containing memory die bonded to both sides of a support die and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10665581 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255413 on 01/23/2019 (489 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support die includes complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) devices, front support-die bonding pads electrically connected to a first subset of the peripheral circuitry, and backside bonding structures electrically connected to a second subset of the peripheral circuitry. A first memory die including a first three-dimensional array of memory elements is bonded to the support die. First memory-die bonding pads of the first memory die are bonded to the front support-die bonding pads. A second memory die including a second three-dimensional array of memory elements is bonded to the support die. Second memory-die bonding pads of the second memory die are bonded to the backside bonding structures.

[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)


Micro-fabricated atomic clock structure and method of forming the atomic clock structure
Patent No. 10665735 

Inventor(s): Andrei Papou (San Jose, CA), Ann Gabrys (Santa Clara, CA), Martin Fallon (Glascow, , GB), Paul Mawson (Los Gatos, CA), Peter J. Hopper (San Jose, CA), Roozbeh Parsa (San Jose, CA), Steven Hunt (San Jose, CA), William Fr
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14703364 on 05/04/2015 (1849 days app to issue)

Abstract: A micro-fabricated atomic clock structure is thermally insulated so that the atomic clock structure can operate with very little power in an environment where the external temperature can drop to 40 C., while at the same time maintaining the temperature required for the proper operation of the VCSEL and the gas within the vapor cell.

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


Collaborative multimedia communication
Patent No. 10666524 

Inventor(s): Anthony Jones (Ottawa, , CA), Arjun Cholkar (Frisco, TX), Don Gilchrist (Frisco, TX), Ibrahim Dogru (Istanbul, , TR)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14486485 on 09/15/2014 (2080 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes, within a Graphical User Interface (GUI), displaying a contact list and a conversation container to a user, the contact list including a plurality of contact objects, the conversation container being an active object used to represent an ongoing conversation, receiving input from a user through the GUI, the input instructing the client computing system to move a first contact object from the plurality of contact objects over the conversation container and drop the first contact object into the conversation container, in response to dropping the first contact object into the conversation container, instructing a server to open a first communication session between the client system and a first device associated with the one of the contact objects, the first communication session being of a first media type, and engaging in communication through the first communication session with the first device.

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


Systems and methods for social network assistance
Patent No. 10666599 

Inventor(s): Annette G. Hernandez (Keller, TX), Gaurav H. Nasit (Irving, TX), Murali M. Ande (Flower Mound, TX), Paul I. P. Piemonti (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer, L.L.P. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275432 on 02/14/2019 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer based system for social network assistance is disclosed. Via use of the system and related methods, a high-volume social media account (for example, an airline Twitter account) may be managed to enable prompt and thorough responses to incoming social media messages. In this manner, customer issues and feedback may be more effectively addressed, resulting in improved customer satisfaction and goodwill associated with the owner of the high-volume social media account.

[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]


Load control using AC signalling with unique signatures
Patent No. 10667358 

Inventor(s): Keith Bernard Marx (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16352812 on 03/13/2019 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: A load control system includes a controller that modifies an alternating current (AC) signal at a controller input to provide, on a cycle-by-cycle basis, an encoded AC signal that exhibits a unique AC signature at a controller output. The unique AC signature is associated with a particular user-selectable load characteristic. The load control system also includes a load circuit that receives the encoded AC signal. The load circuit includes a decoder that decodes the encoded AC signal to determine the unique AC signature of the encoded AC signal. In response to determining the unique AC signature of the encoded AC signal, the load circuit changes a load characteristic of the load circuit to exhibit the particular user-selectable load characteristic associated with the unique AC signature.

[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]


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Predictive modeling for event delivery based on real-time data
Patent No. 10664847 

Inventor(s): William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15726895 on 10/06/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to implementing and using a data processing system to provide real-time data to improve event delivery timing. A computing platform may establish respective connections with and receive, via a communication interface, (i) from a subordinate user computing device, information defining a first event; (ii) from a supervisory user computing device, supervisory information associated with the first event; and (iii) from a first participant computing device, first participant information associated with delivery of the first event. The computing platform may execute an algorithm for comparing the information defining the first event, the supervisory information, and the first participant information, and generating a formatted alert based thereon. The formatted alert may be transmitted for display on the subordinate user computing device and/or the supervisory user computing device.

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


Protective circuit for an apparatus
Patent No. 10665405 

Inventor(s): Thomas L. Hopkins (Mundelein, IL)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15866552 on 01/10/2018 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protective circuit for an apparatus includes an accelerometer having an output and a microcontroller coupled to the output of the accelerometer. The protective circuit also includes a switch for controlling the apparatus coupled to an output of the microcontroller and a load coupled to the switch. A power source is coupled to the load and the switch. In operation the microcontroller is cable of sending a signal to the switch to turn of power to the load when a dangerous condition as detected from the accelerometer data has occurred.

[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)


Quad flat no lead package and method of making
Patent No. 10665475 

Inventor(s): Dan Okamoto (Oita, , JP), Hiroyuki Sada (Oita, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14301942 on 06/11/2014 (2176 days app to issue)

Abstract: A quad flat no lead (”QFN”) package that includes a die having an active side positioned substantially in a first plane and a backside positioned substantially in a second plane parallel to the first plane; a plurality of separate conductive pads each having a first side positioned substantially in the first plane and a second side positioned substantially in the second plane; and mold compound positioned between the first and second planes in voids between the conductive pads and the dies. Also a method of producing a plurality of QFN packages includes forming a strip of plastic material having embedded therein a plurality of dies and a plurality of conductive pads that are wire bonded to the dies and singulating the strip into a plurality of QFN packages by cutting through only the plastic material.

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


Method of manufacturing a structure having one or several strained semiconducting zones that may for transistor channel regions
Patent No. 10665497 

Inventor(s): Emmanuel Augendre (Montbonnot, , FR), Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Grenoble, , FR), Sylvain Maitrejean (Grenoble, , FR)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS Inc (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15457447 on 03/13/2017 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: The method of manufacturing a structure comprising one or several strained semiconducting zones capable of forming one or several transistor channel regions, the method including the following steps:

[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]


Oxidation resistant barrier metal process for semiconductor devices
Patent No. 10665543 

Inventor(s): Alan G. Merriam (Plano, TX), Eric H. Warninghoff (Allen, TX), Jeffrey A. West (Dallas, TX), Kezhakkedath R. Udayakumar (Dallas, TX), Rick A. Faust (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010642 on 06/18/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit and method comprising an underlying metal geometry, a dielectric layer on the underlying metal geometry, a contact opening through the dielectric layer, an overlying metal geometry wherein a portion of the overlying metal geometry fills a portion of the contact opening, and an oxidation resistant barrier layer disposed between the underlying metal geometry and overlying metal geometry. The oxidation resistant barrier layer is formed of TaN or TiN with a nitrogen content of at least 20 atomic % and a thickness of at least 5 nm.

[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]


Bonded structure including a performance-optimized support chip and a stress-optimized three-dimensional memory chip and method for making the same
Patent No. 10665580 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kazuma Shimamoto (Yokkaichi, , JP), Naohiro Hosoda (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tetsuya Shirasu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yuji Fukano (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242216 on 01/08/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bonded assembly includes a memory die including a three-dimensional memory array located on a first single crystalline semiconductor substrate, and a logic die including a peripheral circuitry located on a second single crystalline semiconductor substrate and bonded to the memory die. The three-dimensional memory array includes word lines and bit lines. The logic die includes field effect transistors having semiconductor channels configured to flow electrical current along a channel direction that is parallel to the bit lines or word lines. Different crystallographic orientations are used for the first and second single crystalline semiconductor substrates. The crystallographic orientations of the first single crystalline semiconductor substrate are selected to minimize stress deformation of the memory chip, while the crystallographic orientations of the second single crystalline semiconductor substrate are selected to maximize device performance of the peripheral circuitry.

[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]


Self aligned active trench contact
Patent No. 10665596 

Inventor(s): Steven Alan Lytle (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167984 on 10/23/2018 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit and method includes self-aligned contacts. A gapfill dielectric layer fills spaces between sidewalls of adjacent MOS gates. The gapfill dielectric layer is planarized down to tops of gate structures. A contact pattern is formed that exposes an area for multiple self-aligned contacts. The area overlaps adjacent instances of the gate structures. The gapfill dielectric layer is removed from the area. A contact metal layer is formed in the areas where the gapfill dielectric material has been removed. The contact metal abuts the sidewalls along the height of the sidewalls. The contact metal is planarized down to the tops of the gate structures, forming the self-aligned contacts.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including a deformation-resistant edge seal structure and methods for making the same
Patent No. 10665607 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kenji Sugiura (Yokkaichi, , JP), Mitsuteru Mushiga (Kuwana, , JP), Yuji Fukano (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16251782 on 01/18/2019 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertically alternating stack of insulating layers and dielectric spacer material layers is formed over a semiconductor substrate. The vertically alternating stack is patterned into a first alternating stack located at a center region of a memory die and a second alternating stack that laterally encloses the first alternating stack. Memory stack structures are formed through the first alternating stack, and portions of the dielectric spacer material layers in the first alternating stack are replaced with electrically conductive layers while maintaining the second alternating stack intact. At least one metallic wall structure is formed through the second alternating stack. An edge seal assembly is provided, which includes at least one vertical stack of metallic seal structures. Each vertical stack of metallic seal structures vertically extends contiguously from a top surface of the semiconductor substrate to a bonding-side surface of the memory die, and includes a respective metallic wall structure.

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


IC with top side capacitor having lateral regions with thinned capacitor dielectric
Patent No. 10665663 

Inventor(s): Abbas Ali (Plano, TX), Bhaskar Srinivasan (Allen, TX), David Matthew Curran (Plano, TX), Guruvayurappan Mathur (Plano, TX), Neil L. Gardner (Lowry Crossing, TX), Poornika Fernandes (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16198527 on 11/21/2018 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a semiconductor surface layer on a substrate including functional circuitry having circuit elements configured together with a metal-to-polysilicon capacitor on the semiconductor surface layer for realizing at least one circuit function. The metal-to-polysilicon capacitor includes a bottom plate including polysilicon, a capacitor dielectric including at least one capacitor dielectric layer on the bottom plate, a top plate on the capacitor dielectric, and contacts through a pre-metal dielectric layer that contact the top plate and contact the bottom plate. In lateral regions relative to the capacitor the capacitor dielectric layer has a thickness in a range between about 5% and about 50% of a thickness of the capacitor dielectric of the metal-to-polysilicon capacitor.

[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]


Distributed/central optimizer architecture
Patent No. 10665743 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Liming Ye (Frisco, TX), Xiaolin Mao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15650370 on 07/14/2017 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for providing power, voltage, and/or current from a combination of photovoltaic modules. In one aspect, a system has central power optimizer, which is located between a group of distributed power optimizers and a solar inverter. Each distributed power optimizer may be connected to the DC output of one photovoltaic modules, and may be used to regulate the power output of the photovoltaic module. The combined DC voltages of the distributed power optimizers may be provided to the input of the central power optimizer.

[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]


Path control concept
Patent No. 10665875 

Inventor(s): Daniel Folick (Long Beach, CA), Jared Farnsworth (Roseville, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836740 on 12/08/2017 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a compressor to pump a gas at a compressor flow rate, and a fuel cell stack that receives the gas. The system also includes a memory to store a compressor flow map corresponding to a desirable progression shape of the compressor flow rate from a starting compressor flow rate to a target compressor flow rate over a period of time. The system also includes an ECU to determine or receive a control signal corresponding to a final target compressor flow rate and to determine the starting compressor flow rate. The ECU also determines an intermediate target compressor flow rate using the compressor flow map based on the final target compressor flow rate, the starting compressor flow rate, and an amount of time since determining or receiving the control signal, and controls the compressor based on the intermediate target compressor flow rate.

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


Antenna apparatus and method with dielectric for providing continuous insulation between antenna portions
Patent No. 10665925 

Inventor(s): Hongwei Liu (South Elgin, IL), Qinjiang Rao (San Diego, CA), Wee Kian Toh (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411898 on 01/20/2017 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided including a first antenna with a top face; a bottom face; and a periphery defined by an upper portion, a lower portion, and a pair of side portions. The first slot comprises a body, a first arm, and a second arm that divides the first antenna into a first portion, a second portion, a third portion, and a fourth portion. The first portion is larger than the third portion, and the third portion is larger than the second portion and the fourth portion. Further, the body of the first slot extends between the side portions of the periphery. Still yet, the first arm and the second arm extend between the body and one of the upper portion and the lower portion of the periphery. A dielectric is positioned in the first slot for providing continuous insulation between the first portion, the second portion, the third portion, and the fourth portion.

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


High data rate connectors and cable assemblies that are suitable for harsh environments and related methods and systems
Patent No. 10665974 

Inventor(s): Amid I. Hashim (Plano, TX), Scott M. Keith (Plano, TX), Steven W. Knoernschild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436094 on 06/10/2019 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inline communications connector is provided that includes a housing and tip and ring contacts that are mounted in the housing. The tip contact includes an input tip socket, an output tip socket and a tip socket connection section that physically and electrically connects the input and output tip sockets. The ring contact includes an input ring socket, an output ring socket and a ring socket connection section that physically and electrically connects the input and output ring sockets. The input tip socket is not collinear with the output tip socket and the input ring socket is not collinear with the output ring socket.

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


Patch cords for reduced-pair Ethernet applications having strain relief units that resist rotational loads and related strain relief units and connectors
Patent No. 10665985 

Inventor(s): Scott M. Keith (Plano, TX), Yi Teh Shih (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16381085 on 04/11/2019 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: Reduced-pair Ethernet patch cords include a twisted pair cable that has a pair of insulated conductors that are contained within a cable jacket. A connector is mounted on a first end of the cable. The connector includes a connector housing and a strain relief unit that is mounted on the cable at the interface between the cable and the connector housing. The strain relief unit includes a plurality of internal protrusions that contact the cable jacket.

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


Rechargeable USB electrical outlet with integrated lighting
Patent No. 10665996 

Inventor(s): Donnye Winship (Dallas, TX), Michael O”Reilly (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): O”Reilly Winship, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16138364 on 09/21/2018 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical outlet device and system for providing light and power during the night or during a power failure. The device and system includes rechargeable energy storage devices that can be utilized to provide power to the outlet(s) and the light sources. The device and system can have two sections, a main and a removable section both having their own energy storage devices and light sources. The light sources can be controlled by a control circuit that can utilize one or more switches or sensors to control the activation or deactivation of the light sources and also the transfer of energy from the energy storage devices to the light sources or outlets of the main section. The main section can also have USB and electrical outlets or plugs to allow the device and system to be plugged into an AC or DC power source, and can transfer that energy to the USB and electrical outlets or plugs.

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


Apparatus for transporting and dispensing wire or cable from a barrel pack
Patent No. 10666026 

Inventor(s): David Wayne Maxey (Gunter, TX), John Lamar Rhoads (The Colony, TX), Justin Abraham Hrbacek (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16367243 on 03/28/2019 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for the movement of a barrel pack containing spooled wire or cable. The apparatus comprising a frame, a handle attached to the frame, a plurality of wheels rotatably attached to the frame, securing structures attached to the frame, the securing structures securing the barrel pack to the frame and a footage counting assembly attached to the handle. The footage counting assembly counts the amount of footage of wire or cable passing through the footage counting assembly.

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


Portable power system
Patent No. 10666055 

Inventor(s): Aaron Jungreis (Ra”anana, , IL), Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrity Power Services LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15372140 on 12/07/2016 (1266 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hand carryable apparatus comprising a first power system, a second power system, a mechanical coupling, and an electrical coupling. The first power system comprises a first enclosure, a photovoltaic panel, a first power inverter, and a first alternating current interface coupled to the first output of the first power inverter. The second power system comprises a second enclosure, a battery, a second power inverter, and a second alternating current interface coupled to the second output of the second power inverter. The mechanical coupling and the electrical coupling removably couple the first power system to the second power system. The electrical coupling is capable of passing power between the first power system and the second power system. The second power system is capable of operating independently of the first power system.

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


Method and circuitry for sensing and controlling a current
Patent No. 10666137 

Inventor(s): Erick Omar Torres (Allen, TX), Harish Venkataraman (Wylie, TX), Philomena C. Brady (Corinth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188418 on 11/13/2018 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inductor conducts a first current, which is variable. A first transistor is coupled through the inductor to an output node. The first transistor alternately switches on and off in response to a voltage signal, so that the first current is: enhanced while the first transistor is switched on in response to the voltage signal; and limited while the first transistor is switched off in response to the voltage signal. A second transistor is coupled to the first transistor. The second transistor conducts a second current, which is variable. On/off switching of the second transistor is independent of the voltage signal. Control circuitry senses the second current and adjusts the voltage signal to alternately switch the first transistor on and off in response to: the sensing of the second current; and a voltage of the output node.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Boost converter
Patent No. 10666144 

Inventor(s): Jianzhang Xie (Shanghai, , CN), Linghan Xie (Wuxi, , CN), Wei Zhao (Shanghai, , CN), Weicheng Zhang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449659 on 06/24/2019 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A DC-DC converter controller includes a transistor driver, a flip-flop, a comparator, an integrator circuit, a switch, and a pulse generator circuit. The flip-flop includes an output coupled to an input of the transistor driver. The comparator includes an output coupled an input of the flip-flop. The integrator circuit includes an output coupled to an input of the comparator. The switch includes a first terminal coupled to the output of the integrator circuit, and a second terminal coupled to ground. The pulse generator circuit includes an input coupled to an output of the transistor driver, and an output coupled to a third terminal of the switch.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Bidirectional inverting buck-boost converter converting dissipation current into recycling current
Patent No. 10666146 

Inventor(s): Ingolf Edgar Frank (Freising, , DE), Lars Lotzenburger (Erding, , DE), Matthieu Etienne Chevrier (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291287 on 03/04/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a device comprises a capacitor a bidirectional inverting buck-boost converter coupled to the capacitor and configured to couple to multiple loads and to a voltage source, wherein the bidirectional inverting buck-boost converter is configured to: compare a voltage across the capacitor with a reference voltage; and based on the comparison, facilitate converting a dissipation current flowing from one of the multiple loads into a recycling current.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Interleaved resonant converter
Patent No. 10666151 

Inventor(s): Hrishikesh Ratnakar Nene (Katy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424248 on 05/28/2019 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes an interleaved resonant converter circuit. The circuit includes a plurality of resonant converter circuits that are each coupled to an output node and are configured to collectively generate an output voltage on the output node in response to a respective plurality of sets of switching signals at each of a respective plurality of phases. The circuit also includes a switching controller configured to generate each of the plurality of sets of switching signals having a variable duty-cycle relative to each other at each of the plurality of phases.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Adaptive torque disturbance cancellation for electric motors
Patent No. 10666180 

Inventor(s): David L. Wilson (Muskego, WI), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Jorge Zambada Tinoco (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15217745 on 07/22/2016 (1404 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adaptive torque disturbance cancellation method and motor control system for rotating a load are described. The system has: (i) a speed controller for receiving a first input signal indicating a desired motor speed and, in response, for outputting a motor control signal; (ii) current sensing circuitry for sensing current through a motor that rotates in response to the speed controller; (iii) circuitry for storing, into a storage device, history data representative of the current through a motor when the motor operates to rotate the load; and (iv) circuitry for modifying the motor control signal in response to the history data.

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


Less than maximum effective solar design
Patent No. 10666187 

Inventor(s): Kirk Williamson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Key Solar Solutions LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15374425 on 12/09/2016 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of designing bifacial solar panels installations that does not rely on the use of all available space to maximize electrical output and return on investment. Instead, the design method relies on building a solar farm that provides the buyer with less than optimal electrical output but meets requirements to improve the return and breakeven over traditional installations. The method weighs financial variables against the design criteria to achieve a new less than maximum effectiveness of the system.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Tunable power amplifier with wide frequency range
Patent No. 10666204 

Inventor(s): Aritra Banerjee (Dallas, TX), Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Lei Ding (Plano, TX), Nathan R. Schemm (Rowlett, TX), Rahmi Hezar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173830 on 10/29/2018 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes an amplifier to amplify an input signal and generate an output signal. The circuit also includes a tuning network to tune frequency response of the amplifier. The tuning network includes at least one tunable capacitor, which includes at least one micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) capacitor. The amplifier could include a first die, the at least one MEMS capacitor could include a second die, and the first die and the second die could be integrated in a single package. The at least one MEMS capacitor could include a MEMS superstructure over a control structure, which is to control the MEMS superstructure and tune the capacitance of the at least one MEMS capacitor.

[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)


Failsafe, ultra-wide voltage input output interface using low-voltage gate oxide transistors
Patent No. 10666257 

Inventor(s): Devraj Rajagopal (Bengaluru, , IN), Srikanth Srinivasan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16502198 on 07/03/2019 (328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wide-voltage range, failsafe output interface module including a low-voltage, drain extended MOSFETs has been proposed to prevent the flow of reverse current during a failsafe operation while ensuring the MOSFETs are not subject to voltage over their voltage tolerance levels, improving reliability of an output interface module without resorting to more costly transistors with thicker films.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


3D stacked integrated circuits having failure management
Patent No. 10666264 

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: 16218889 on 12/13/2018 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional stacked integrated circuit (3D SIC) having a non-volatile memory die, a volatile memory die, and a logic die. The non-volatile memory die, the volatile memory die, and the logic die are stacked. The 3D SIC is partitioned into a plurality of columns that are perpendicular to each of the stacked dies. Each column of the plurality of columns is configurable to be bypassed via configurable routes. When the configurable routes are used, functionality of a failing part of the column is re-routed to a corresponding effective part of a neighboring column.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Normalizing error signal in analog-to-digital converter runaway state
Patent No. 10666276 

Inventor(s): Krishnaswamy Nagaraj (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16353711 on 03/14/2019 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) comprises a loop filter configured to produce an error signal based on a difference between an analog input signal and a feedback signal. The ADC also comprises a main comparator set comprising one or more main comparators, the main comparator set configured to digitize the error signal and further configured to drive a main digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The ADC further comprises an auxiliary comparator set comprising a plurality of auxiliary comparators, the auxiliary comparator set configured to digitize the error signal when the ADC is in a runaway state and further configured to drive an auxiliary DAC to bring the error signal into a predetermined range.

[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]


Power supply telemetry self-calibration
Patent No. 10666279 

Inventor(s): Kuang-Yao Cheng (Bedford, NH), Matthew John Ascher Schurmann (Manchester, NH), Mayank Jain (Bengaluru, , IN), Preetam Charan Anand Tadeparthy (Bangalore, , IN), Wenkai Wu (East Greenwich, RI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287711 on 02/27/2019 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a phase control logic, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and digital logic. The phase control logic is configured to couple to a plurality of power phases of a multi-phase power supply. The digital logic is configured to couple to the phase control logic and the ADC, to receive an instruction to operate in a self-calibration mode of operation, receive a first message including a value associated with a calibrated load configured to couple to the plurality of power phases, perform a self-calibration sub-routine for each power phase of the plurality of power phases based at least partially on the received instruction, the received first message, and a signal received from the ADC, and receive a second message instructing the digital logic to store a result of the self-calibration in a memory of the circuit.

[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]


Digital down converter
Patent No. 10666293 

Inventor(s): Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bangalore, , IN), Suvam Nandi (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15960591 on 04/24/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital down converter includes a low resolution mixer, a decimation filter, and a high resolution mixer. The low resolution mixer is configured to receive a digitized radio frequency signal, and apply a first down conversion to the radio frequency signal to produce an intermediate frequency signal. The decimation filter is coupled to the low resolution mixer. The decimation filter is configured to receive the intermediate frequency signal, and reduce a sampling rate of the intermediate frequency signal to produce a decimated intermediate frequency signal. The high resolution mixer is coupled to the decimation filter. The high resolution mixer is configured to receive the decimated intermediate frequency signal, and apply a second down conversion to the decimated intermediate frequency signal to produce a down converted signal.

[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]


Error correction code words with binomial bit error distribution
Patent No. 10666294 

Inventor(s): Chris M. Brueggen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Development (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908805 on 02/28/2018 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: An error injected error correction code (ECC) word generator generates a set of ECC code words injected with bit errors for being read by an ECC decoder and error reporting hardware. The set of the error injected ECC words has a binomial distribution with regard to a number of the bit errors in a given ECC word of the set. The set of error injected ECC words has a predetermined average ratio of bit errors.

[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]


High data rate extension with bonding
Patent No. 10666376 

Inventor(s): Duane Remein (Raleigh, NC), Frank Effenberger (Frisco, TX), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16205610 on 11/30/2018 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fragmented packet reception in a multiple-channel passive optical network (PON). The method includes receiving, at a receiver, a plurality of encapsulated packet fragments over a plurality of channels. Each packet fragment of the plurality of packet fragments comprises a header. The method also includes assembling the plurality of packet fragments according to arrival times of respective headers of the plurality of packet fragments. The method further includes buffering, by a processor, the plurality of packet fragments in a sequence based on the arrival times of the respective headers.

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


Mobile station aggregation of acknowledgments and negative acknowledgments in wireless networks
Patent No. 10666412 

Inventor(s): Adrian Boariu (Irving, TX), Shashikant Maheshwari (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC. (Ottawa, , CA)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151483 on 10/04/2018 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to one example embodiment, a method may include sending, from a base station, an acknowledgment/negative acknowledgment (ACK/NAK) aggregation indicator to the mobile station based on the determining, sending a plurality of data bursts to the mobile station, and receiving at least one aggregated ACK/NAK report from the mobile station.

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


Hospitality property management tool and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10666452 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126607 on 09/10/2018 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hospitality property management tool and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the system, set-top boxes are located in respective rooms at a hospitality establishment. The set-top boxes are joined in network communication with environmental amenities, such as lights and a thermostat that respectively control lighting and temperature. The set-top boxes utilize an unoccupied room profile and occupied room profile to set the environmental conditions, such as lighting and temperature, in the rooms. A guest preference profile may be activated within a room to provide guest-specific environmental conditions in the room associated with the guest.

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


Decision feedback equalizer
Patent No. 10666470 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289517 on 02/28/2019 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device including an equalizer that includes a first input configured to receive an input signal, a second input configured to receive a reference signal, and a third input configured to receive an adjustment signal. The equalizer also includes a first output configured to transmit a corrected signal, wherein the corrected signal is generated based on data outputs controlled via the input signal, the reference signal, and a clock signal, wherein the data outputs are modified based on the first adjustment signal, wherein corrected signal offsets inter-symbol interference on the input signal based on a data bit received at the first input prior to reception of the input signal.

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


Synchronization sequence design for device-to-device communication
Patent No. 10666489 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin and Goetzel PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110377 on 08/23/2018 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for supporting narrowband device-to-device wireless communication, including possible techniques for providing synchronization sequences. A first wireless device may transmit a preamble of a device-to-device wireless communication with a second wireless device. The preamble may include a first synchronization sequence. The first synchronization sequence may include multiple repetitions of a basis sequence, multiplied by a cover code. The basis sequence may span multiple orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols.

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


In-situ OAM trace type extension with cascade bitmap and segment in-situ OAM
Patent No. 10666506 

Inventor(s): Haoyu Song (San Jose, CA), Tianran Zhou (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975459 on 05/09/2018 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for sending network management information in a network. A source edge node modifies data packets by encapsulating an operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) header in a select number of the data packets. The OAM header includes a data type bitmap and a node data list. A valid node bitmap is inserted into the OAM header prior to the node data list, and each bit in the valid node bitmap identifies whether one or more nodes in the network add data to the OAM header. A valid data bitmap is then added into the OAM header for each of the one or more nodes identified as adding data to the OAM header. The valid data bitmap indicates types of data items available at the node. Subsequently, the edge node issues the select data packets to the one or more nodes identified in the OAM header.

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


Method and apparatus for relocating and restoring connections through a failed serving gateway and traffic offloading
Patent No. 10666555 

Inventor(s): Loudon Lee Campbell (Plano, TX), Yildirim Sahin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249173 on 01/16/2019 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a radio telecommunications network, a serving gateway support node controls connections between user equipment nodes and a packet-based network that pass through at least one serving gateway and at least one packet gateway. The serving gateway support node detects that a serving gateway has failed. The serving gateway support node maintains a connection corresponding to the failed serving gateway. The serving gateway support node receives a General Packet Radio Service Tunneling Protocol (GTP) message from the serving gateway, and detects a restart of the serving gateway based on a restart counter value included in the GTP message. After detecting the restart, the serving gateway support node restores the connection to the serving gateway. Related methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable media are also disclosed.

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


Providing and using a distributed forwarding service
Patent No. 10666579 

Inventor(s): Gregory O. Harp (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16429396 on 06/03/2019 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and using a distributed forwarding service. A service request can be received at a computing device and can relate to a distributed forwarding service. The computing device can configure the distributed forwarding service by determining a number of nodes that are to provide the distributed forwarding service and configuring a shared control function to control the nodes. The computing device can trigger instantiation of the distributed forwarding service. Instantiation of the distributed forwarding service can include dedicating a shared incoming switch for the distributed forwarding service, dedicating a shared outgoing switch for the distributed forwarding service, instantiating the nodes, and instantiating the shared control function. The distributed forwarding service can include the shared incoming switch, the shared control function, the nodes, and the shared outgoing switch.

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


Method and system for integration of shared calendars with messaging applications
Patent No. 10666595 

Inventor(s): Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042763 on 07/23/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method at an electronic device, the method including receiving a message at the electronic device; processing the message to find a potential calendar event; comparing correspondents of the message with membership in at least one shared calendar accessible by the electronic device; selecting a shared calendar based on the comparing; and populating a calendar input field with an identifier of the selected calendar.

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


System and method for improved handshake protocol
Patent No. 10666739 

Inventor(s): Qin Ye (Plano, TX), Robert W. Peterson (Plano, TX), Thomas T. Wheeler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004892 on 06/11/2018 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: In order to enable a dynamic handshake procedure, a client device is configured with a list of handshake contributors. The client device initiates a handshake by determining the handshake contributors and writing properties of the handshake contributors in a client handshake, which is then sent to a server device. The client handshake is processed at the server device by invoking an appropriate handler, which handles the handshake result. The server can also send its contributors and their properties to the client. Once the client receives the properties, the client can call an appropriate handler to handle the properties. Connections may be created based on the exchanged properties. New contributors and contributor handlers may be added to both the client and server devices.

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


Method and procedure for dynamic services orchestration that runs within an on-device software container
Patent No. 10666745 

Inventor(s): Matthew Oommen (Frisco, TX), Nathan A. Smith (Frisco, TX), Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16036366 on 07/16/2018 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing network services is provided. The system includes a device configured to interface with the network to receive a container, where the container is configured to interface with an operating system of the device and a plurality of applications operating on the device. The container is further configured to interface with a network services provider of one or more network services and one or more third party service providers.

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


Predictive modeling for event delivery based on real-time data
Patent No. 10666752 

Inventor(s): William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15726976 on 10/06/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to implementing and using a data processing system to provide real-time data to improve event delivery timing. A computing platform may establish respective connections with and receive, via a communication interface, (i) from collection of subordinate user computing devices, information defining a first event; (ii) from collection of supervisory user computing devices, supervisory information associated with the first event; and (iii) from a first participant computing device, first participant information associated with delivery of the first event. The computing platform may execute an algorithm for aggregating the information defining the first event and the supervisory information, and generating a formatted alert based thereon. The formatted alert may be transmitted for display on the first participant computing device.

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


Block partition structure in video compression
Patent No. 10666943 

Inventor(s): Jiali Fu (Shenzhen, , CN), Shan Gao (Shenzhen, , CN), Shan Liu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16128167 on 09/11/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of coding implemented by a decoding device. The method includes receiving a bitstream from an encoding device, the bitstream containing a minimum block width and a minimum block height, partitioning a current block into sub-blocks until one of the sub-blocks reaches the minimum block width or the minimum block height, determining pixel values for the one of the sub-blocks that has reached the minimum block width or the minimum block height, and displaying, on a display of an electronic device, an image generated using the pixel values that were determined.

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


Multimedia broadcast/multimedia service (MBMS) session update
Patent No. 10667092 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14255463 on 04/17/2014 (2231 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for multimedia broadcast/multimedia service (MBMS) session update are provided. One method includes receiving a session update request which may include a TGMI pointing to the current active MBMS session and new QoS requirement. The method may then include updating the MBMS bearer context with the new QoS.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dynamic policy-based on-boarding of devices in enterprise environments
Patent No. 10667135 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Muir Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15868573 on 01/11/2018 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for providing access to wireless networks may include receiving, by a wireless network access provider from a user device, a request to access a wireless network. The method may include obtaining data representing a policy applicable to the access request, sending the access request, augmented with the policy, to an identity provider associated with the user and having no pre-existing relationship with the access provider, and receiving, from the identity provider, an access request response indicating whether or not the policy is met. The method may include communicating, to the wireless device, an indication that the access request has been accepted, if the policy is met, or an indication that the access request has been rejected, if the policy is not met. The access provider and identity provider may be members of an identity and access federation that communicate over a dynamically established secure connection.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Determination of fifth generation millimeter wave customer premises equipment antenna location for fixed wireless access systems
Patent No. 10667141 

Inventor(s): Debasish Sarkar (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16146307 on 09/28/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer for determining placement of at least one antenna of customer premises equipment in a fixed wireless access network are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes generating a map of signal strength for each of a plurality of possible antenna locations among one or more buildings. The method further includes identifying a percentage of a building having a level of wireless network coverage. The method also includes identifying a location of an antenna based on the map of signal strength and the identified percentage.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for resource selection
Patent No. 10667239 

Inventor(s): Philippe Sartori (Algonquin, IL), Yi Shi (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15917358 on 03/09/2018 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for resource selection is disclosed. The method includes performing, by a UE, a first sensing operation to determine available resources in a resource pool; transmitting, by the UE, first data using a first set of available resources, the first set of available resources having been selected from the resource pool in accordance with the first sensing operation; performing, by the UE, concurrently with the first sensing operation and resource selection of the first set of available resources and independently from the first sensing operation, a second sensing operation to determine other available resources in the resource pool; and transmitting, by the UE, second data using a second set of available resources, the second set of available resources having been selected from the resource pool in accordance with the second sensing operation, wherein the first set of available resources and the second set of available resources are independently selected.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Radio communication terminal devices and methods for random access
Patent No. 10667245 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Kanagawa, , JP), Jun Cheng (Kyoto, , JP), Kenichi Miyoshi (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010556 on 06/18/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a receiving section to receive information, where the information specifies a number, and a generating section to generate, based on the number, a transmission signal including access signals which are consecutive in a time domain and which include an access signal and at least one duplication of the access signal. The access signals are identical in number to the number specified by the information. A transmitting section transmits the transmission signal on at least two consecutive time slots using a resource selected from resource candidates.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enhanced RACH (random access channel) design for 5G CIoT (cellular internet of things)
Patent No. 10667301 

Inventor(s): Joonbeom Kim (Carrollton, TX), Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Eschweiler Potashnik, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15747221 on 12/17/2015 (1622 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for random access (RA) in a cellular internet-of-things (CIOT) are discussed. An example apparatus configured to be employed within a User Equipment (UE), comprises a receiver circuitry, a processor, and transmitter circuitry. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive RA resource allocation information via one of a system information message or a downlink control information (DCI) message. The processor is operably coupled to the receiver circuitry and configured to: select a RA preamble sequence; generate a payload; and spread the payload via a spreading sequence. The transmitter circuitry is configured to transmit, based on the RA resource allocation information, a RA message comprising the RA preamble sequence and the payload, wherein the RA message is transmitted in a RA slot. The receiver circuitry is further configured to receive a response comprising a device identity of the UE and one of an uplink (UL) grant or a RA reject message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Low latency service connection setup in new service area
Patent No. 10667304 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15503796 on 08/22/2014 (2104 days app to issue)

Abstract: Communication systems may benefit from connection setup improvements. For example, fifth generation communication systems may benefit from low latency service connection setup for 5G network terminal in new service areas. A method can include receiving an indication of preference for services from a 5G network terminal. The method can also include determining that the indication indicates a preference for low latency services. The method can further include determining whether the low latency services are offered in a tracking area of the 5G network terminal. The method can additionally include communicating with the 5G network terminal regarding the availability of the low latency services.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Software demarcation in edge computing environment
Patent No. 10667308 

Inventor(s): Igal Elbaz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16504560 on 07/08/2019 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for instantiating a service provider application on a customer premises-based device are disclosed. For example, a processing system of a telecommunication service provider network having at least one processor may establish a first tunnel between the processing system and a virtual machine monitor of a customer premises-based device and send a first instruction to the virtual machine monitor via the first tunnel to instantiate a first service provider application on the customer premises-based device. The processing system may further establish a second tunnel between the processing system and the first service provider application and send a second instruction to the first service provider application via the second tunnel to configure the first service provider application to operate in a service function chain.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Temperature compensation in optical sensing system
Patent No. 10667350 

Inventor(s): Alain Potteck (Montreal, , CA), James P. Cusey (Dallas, TX), Tri-Tue Truong (Ville Mont-Royal, , CA)
Assignee(s): TT ELECTRONICS PLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15873617 on 01/17/2018 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: A temperature-dependent current generator includes a first transistor connected between first and second nodes and providing a first voltage potential at the second node that decreases first order linearly when ambient temperature increases. The generator further includes an operational amplifier having first and second input terminals and an output terminal. The first input terminal is coupled to a second voltage potential that is first order independent of the ambient temperature. The second input terminal is coupled to a third node. The generator further includes a second transistor with gate, source, and drain terminals. The gate terminal is coupled to the output terminal of the operational amplifier. One of the source and drain terminals is coupled to the third node. The generator further includes a resistor coupled between the second and the third nodes. A resistance value of the resistor is first order independent of the ambient temperature.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Method for deposting a functional material on a substrate
Patent No. 10667405 

Inventor(s): Charles C. Munson (Dallas, TX), Kurt A Schroder (Coupland, TX), Rob Jacob Hendriks (Eindhoven, , NL)
Assignee(s): NCC NANO, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Russell Ng PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620554 on 06/12/2017 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for depositing a functional material on a substrate is disclosed. A plate having a first surface and a second surface is provided. A layer of light scattering material is applied onto the first surface of the plate, and a layer of reflective material is applied onto the second surface of the plate. After a group of wells has been formed on the second surface of the plate, a layer of light-absorbing material is applied on the second surface of the plate. Next, the wells are partially filled with a functional material. The plate is then irradiated with a pulse of light to heat the light-absorbing material between the bottom of the well and the functional material. This heats the gas in the ullage between the light absorbing material and the functional material to increase the pressure in gas to expel the functional material from the wells onto a receiving substrate.

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


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Inventor(s): Martin Chad McNeill (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Shade Swing, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644474 on 04/18/2018 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Swing seat
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Inventor(s): Martin Chad McNeill (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Shade Swing, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644477 on 04/18/2018 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


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Inventor(s): Brent Johnson (Denton, TX), Scott D. Hite (Pilot Point, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
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Vehicle roof sun visor
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Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX), Victor Garcia (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
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Inventor(s): Brent Johnson (Denton, TX), Scott D. Hite (Pilot Point, TX), Tu H. Do (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
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Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Roof feature for a model vehicle
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Inventor(s): Jaime Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
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Display screen or portion thereof with transitional graphical user interface
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Inventor(s): Adhish Ramkumar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29642989 on 04/03/2018 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


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Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
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Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
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Inventor(s): Yunhao Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: ZANIP (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685155 on 03/27/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet feeder
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Inventor(s): Yunhao Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: ZANIP (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685156 on 03/27/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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