Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 5

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

Patents granted include:
• Beauty Systems Group's medium for allocating sales commissions
• Finch Electronics' large vehicle signaling system
Orora Visual TX's apparatus for providing durable plant tags for horticultural organization
Aeris Communications' pair-the-plan system for devices
• Avrio Genetics' chemosensory disorder trigger and management system
• KidKraft's accordian-fold play structure with easy-up assembly device
Trustie's methods for determining credibility at scale

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Oct. 5, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  19
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     12
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  4
G: PHYSICS        39
H: ELECTRICITY   57

DESIGN: 4


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     25
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison)         7
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)        5
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)         5
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)         4
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)     4
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)           4
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)         4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)  4

UNASSIGNED     7


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Steven Boor (Plano)        3
Daniel B. Penney (Wylie) 2
Daran DeShazo (Lewisville)          2
Lee D. Whetsel (Parker)  2
Manu Kurian (Dallas)      2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Process and apparatus for providing durable plant tags for horticultural organization
Patent No. 11134616 

Inventor(s): Andrew Levi (Dallas, TX), Jack Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Orora Visual TX, LLC (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Martin Ferraro, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436584 on 06/10/2019 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for selecting plants based on climate data and plant data. The system receives climate data and plant data and selects plants for a geographical division based on the climate data and plant data. The system generates durable plant tags with for the plants that have an icon that identifies the lighting level and watering level of the plants using a color and a number.

[A01G] HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)


Bug repellent system
Patent No. 11134672 

Inventor(s): Ronald D. Warren (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16357545 on 03/19/2019 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: The bug repellent system is configured for use in repelling insects. The bug repellent system is an electrically powered device. The bug repellent sublimates an essential oil contained within a cartridge. The cartridge is a solid phase of a solution comprising the essential oil dissolved in a paraffin solvent. The selected essential oil is an insect repellent known to repel mosquitos. The bug repellent system is worn by a client. The bug repellent system comprises a housing, the cartridge, and a sublimating device. The housing contains the cartridge and the sublimating device. The sublimating device warms the cartridge such that the essential oil sublimates into the atmosphere from the cartridge. The housing is worn by the client.

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


Mop bucket
Patent No. 11134822 

Inventor(s): Scott Latimer (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Ecolab USA Inc. (Saint Paul, MN)
Law Firm: McKee, Voorhees Sease, PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15142249 on 04/29/2016 (1985 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mop bucket includes a mop body with first and second compartments. The first compartment includes a sump region that is sized for receiving a portion of a floor care tool to best utilize the floor care tool and the contents of the mop bucket. A wringer assembly is attached to the mop bucket for cleaning the floor care tool and separating used cleaning supplies from unused. The mop bucket can include an insert for receiving the used cleaning supply to more easily dispose of the same. Tool hooks and floor sign attachments can also be included with the mop bucket such that the bucket provides all tools for use thereof.

[A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08)


Tissue localization device and method of use thereof
Patent No. 11135033 

Inventor(s): Gail S. Lebovic (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HOLOGIC, INC. (Marlborough, MA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16146815 on 09/28/2018 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tissue localization devices and methods of localizing tissue using tissue localization devices are disclosed. The tissue localization device can comprise a handle comprising a delivery control, a delivery needle extending out from the handle, and a localization element within the delivery needle. The localization element can be deployed out of the delivery needle or retracted back into the delivery needle when the delivery control is translated in a first direction or a second direction, respectively. The localization element can be coupled to a flexible tracking wire.

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


Method for automating custom-fitting joint brace
Patent No. 11135081 

Inventor(s): Charles Rushton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Icarus Medical, LLC (Charlottesville, VA)
Law Firm: Woods Rogers PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17211590 on 03/24/2021 (195 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated method for applying specific geometric constraints to a starter file and considering external specifications outside of fit to achieve an optimized, restorative joint brace or orthotic device. External specifications may include indications of the patient, biometric data, data from prescribing doctors, X-ray data, MRI data, joint geometry to restore optimized function, and envelope of motion. After the fitting process, the starter file undergoes a process of exact commands in order to finish and/or add additional features. With a vertical integration from scanning an object to producing the custom fitted device, the product can be manufactured at scale more rapidly and at lower cost, improving access to superior devices at a reasonable price to the consumer.

[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]


Device, systems, and methods for prevention of deep vein thrombosis
Patent No. 11135128 

Inventor(s): Bhavya Ramesh Shah (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16048913 on 07/30/2018 (1163 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide devices, systems and methods for preventing deep vein (DV) thrombosis (DVT). One embodiment provides a DVT prevention device including a cuff that fits over a patient”s knee, an applanator coupled to an inside cuff surface, an expandable member (EM) coupled to the applanator, a pressure source fluidically coupled to the EM and a controller for controlling EM inflation. When the EM is inflated, it applies a force to the applanator which is transmitted to the knee back surface causing a popliteal vein (PV) under the cuff to be compressed so as to increase backpressure behind the compressed PV and subsequently increase the velocity of blood flow in the leg DV”s when the EM is deflated. The EM can be inflated in a cycle including pulsed inflation, inflation hold and relaxation. The cycles can be repeated and adjusted to achieve a desired increase of blood flow/velocity in leg DV”s.

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


Cosmetic compositions and uses thereof
Patent No. 11135139 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BELAJ INNOVATIONS LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379102 on 04/09/2019 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing the appearance of cellulite or improving the texture of skin in a target region of skin that has cellulite or rough skin texture, the method comprising topically applying a composition to the target region that includes an effective amount of a mixture of caffeine, escin, and an extract from [i]Ascophyllum nodosum[/i], wherein topical application of the composition reduces the appearance of cellulite or improves the texture of 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)


Pharmaceutical compositions of lipoic acid choline ester salts and methods of treatment using same
Patent No. 11135239 

Inventor(s): Cale Ry McAlister (Bedford, TX), Malay Ghosh (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NOVARTIS AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17199736 on 03/12/2021 (207 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides salts of lipoic acid choline ester (LACE), crystalline forms thereof, and methods of use thereof. The present disclosure further provides pharmaceutical compositions of LACE salts and methods of use thereof.

[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)


Chemosensory disorder trigger and management system
Patent No. 11135332 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Avrio Genetics (Allentown, PA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17183941 on 02/24/2021 (223 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for chemosensory disorder testing includes a scanner for scanning a unique identifier associated with a test subject. A scent dispensing unit dispenses a predetermined scent for the test subject responsive to receipt of a dispensing control signal. A user interface receives a test response input from the test subject based on a perception of the test subject of the predetermined scent dispensed by the scent dispensing unit. A central controller generates the dispensing control signal responsive to the unique identifier scanned by the scanner. The central controller further determines at least one of a pass test result or a fail test result responsive to a comparison of the test response input to a predetermined response associated with the predetermined scent. A relational database stores the pass test result or the fail test result at a location associated with the unique identifier associated with the test subject.

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


Systems and methods for protecting umbilical stumps
Patent No. 11135402 

Inventor(s): Shivani Alexandra Torres (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, CA)
Law Firm: Vista IP Law Group, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587613 on 09/30/2019 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: a shield having a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient; and an opening at the shield for allowing an umbilical catheter to extend therethrough. A method for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: providing a device having a shield with a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient, and wherein the device further includes an opening at the shield; shielding the umbilical stump from an environment using the shield; and accommodating an umbilical catheter using the opening at the shield.

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


Implantable pulse generator with multiple stimulation engines
Patent No. 11135431 

Inventor(s): Daran DeShazo (Lewisville, TX), Steven Boor (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778255 on 01/31/2020 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) includes multiple stimulation engines for independently stimulating respective electrode sets of a lead system while avoiding collisions and/or channel contention during stimulation delivery. A first voltage multiplier is configured to generate an adjustable target voltage having sufficient headroom at an output node that is commonly coupled to anodic nodes of respective stimulation engines. Each stimulation engine includes a secondary voltage multiplier to drive the respective anode and a current regulator powered by a floating voltage supply, wherein the current regulator is coupled to a cathodic node and configured to control how much stimulation current is pulled from the patient tissue.

[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]


Systems and methods for improved damage protection during electrostatic discharge and cardiac defibrillation, and for substantially improved stimulation interference mitigation in implantable pulse generators
Patent No. 11135434 

Inventor(s): Steven Boor (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16433975 on 06/06/2019 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for protection circuitry for an implantable pulse generator (IPG) of a neurostimulation system. The protection circuitry is coupled to an IPG ground, a plurality of electrodes, and an IPG case, and operable to protect IPG stimulation and sensing circuitry from damage during electrostatic discharge and cardiac defibrillation, and to mitigate unintended stimulation during electromagnetic interference. The protection circuitry includes an IPG ground connection, a plurality of protection Zener diodes, wherein one of the protection Zener diodes is electrically coupled between the IPG case and a float Zener diode, and wherein the remaining protection Zener diodes are electrically coupled between the plurality of electrodes and the float Zener diode, and the float Zener diode electrically coupled between the plurality of protection Zener diodes and the IPG ground.

[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]


Methods and systems for stimulation for glial modulation
Patent No. 11135438 

Inventor(s): Bradley Lawrence Hershey (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation (Valencia, CA)
Law Firm: Branch Partners PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242461 on 01/08/2019 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for planning or conducting stimulation includes a display; and a processor that executes instructions configured for: displaying, on the display, a representation of a stimulation effect; obtaining and displaying, on the display, a path for migration of the stimulation effect; receiving a duration or rate for migration of the stimulation effect; and determining a selection of one of more electrodes or optical stimulators for one or more stimulation leads of a stimulation system to produce the stimulation effect and conduct the migration of the stimulation effect along the path according to the duration or rate.

[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]


Implantable pulse generator for providing a neurostimulation therapy using complex impedance measurements and methods of operation
Patent No. 11135439 

Inventor(s): Daran DeShazo (Lewisville, TX), Steven Boor (Plano, TX), Vidhi Desai (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16370357 on 03/29/2019 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an implantable medical device comprising therapeutic stimulation circuitry for controlling delivery of a medical therapy to a patient, the therapeutic stimulation circuitry having at least one lead having electrodes for delivering the medical therapy. The implantable medical device further comprises measurement circuitry for determining characteristics of the at least one lead, a processor for controlling the IMD according to executable code, and memory for storing data and executable code, wherein the executable code comprises instructions for causing the processor to receive a plurality of voltage measurements associated with the electrodes, and calculate values for an impedance model of the electrode/tissue interface.

[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]


Gripless weight lifting system and method of use
Patent No. 11135466 

Inventor(s): Richard Espinosa (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15910552 on 03/02/2018 (1313 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weight lifting system includes a first weight, having a first cavity extending from a bottom surface of the first weight to an interior of the first weight; the first cavity is configured to receive a first hand of a user; and the first cavity positions the first hand in an open position, thereby forcing the user to press the first weight without forming a grip.

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


Access control for an augmented reality experience using interprocess communications
Patent No. 11135521 

Inventor(s): Charles Nathan Beran (Arlington, TX), Gurmeet Singh (Irving, TX), Maninder Singh Suri (Irving, TX), Manish Agarwal (Grapevine, TX), Mark Hollon (Grapevine, TX), Sajjad Mahmood Khan (McKinney, TX), Santhanagopalakrishnan P
Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552042 on 08/27/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: An access control system that includes an access control device configured to receive transaction information that identifies a member identifier for a member and a purchased item. The access control device is configured to compare the purchased item to items in an item list and to determine whether the purchased item matches any items in the item list. The access control device is configured to store an authorization for the member identifier to access an augmented reality experience in response to a match. The access control device is configured to receive a number of session points earned by the member from interacting with the augmented reality experience, to add the received number of session points to the cumulative number of session points for the member, to identify a reward based on the cumulative session points, and to send reward information for retrieving the identified reward to the member.

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


Accordion fold play structure with easy-up assembly device
Patent No. 11135525 

Inventor(s): David Barr (Dallas, TX), Frederick Rieber (Hamburg, NY)
Assignee(s): KidKraft, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16631368 on 07/20/2018 (1173 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments may relate to a foldable play structure which may be easily assembled and which may be form of four or more panels each connected to another to provide an accordion fold structure; corner hinges comprising a first hinge portion attached to one panel of the at least four panels; a second hinge portion attached to another panel of the at least four panels; and a fastener configured to be retained within either the first portion or the second portion; and mid-wall hinge(s) attached to two of the panels and located between the corner hinges. Typically, in a first configuration, the panels of the accordion fold structure are folded to be stacked in substantially parallel planes, and in a second configuration, the panels are unfolded forming a play structure. The retained fastener may be used to secure the corner panels together.

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


Heated and cooled seat for locker
Patent No. 11136708 

Inventor(s): John Allen (Desoto, TX), Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17138439 on 12/30/2020 (279 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved locker seat includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls having a pair of lateral edges. A generally horizontal seat is disposed between the lateral edges of the sidewalls. In a first mode, an air source is connected to an airway formed within the seat to create an airflow. The airflow from the air source creates a first temperature differential to cool the seat. In a second mode, an external or internal heat source provides heat to a top surface of the seat, creating a second temperature differential to heat the seat. The first and second temperature differential are distributed across the top surface of the seat. The seat is hinged to be movable about the hinge between an open and a closed position.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Methods for predicting and determining responsiveness to activators of JNK kinase
Patent No. 11137400 

Inventor(s): Hongjiao Ouyang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, PA)
Law Firm: Meunier Carlin Curfman LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16626488 on 06/29/2018 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for predicting and/or determining responsiveness to an activator of JNK kinase activity. The present disclosure further relates to improved methods for treating a cancer patient with an activator of JNK kinase activity. The present disclosure also relates to methods for screening for a modulator of XBP1s protein phosphorylation.

[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)


 

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

Multi-stage debulk and compaction of thick composite repair laminates
Patent No. 11135824 

Inventor(s): Denver Ray Whitworth (North Richland Hills, TX), Dumitru Radu Jitariu (Flower Mound, TX), Vance Newton Cribb, III (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16238006 on 01/02/2019 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for fabricating a repair laminate for a composite part having an exposed surface includes applying a release film to the exposed surface and forming an uncured ply stack assembly on the release film. The uncured ply stack assembly is formed by forming and compacting a series of uncured ply stacks. The release film and ply stack assembly is then removed from the exposed surface. A bonding material is then applied to the exposed surface, and the uncured ply stack assembly is applied to the bonding material. The ply stack assembly and bonding material are then cured.

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


Patterning a nanofiber forest
Patent No. 11135827 

Inventor(s): Chi Huynh (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16589269 on 10/01/2019 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nanofiber forest that includes a pattern or shape can be transferred to a substrate. The nanofiber forest can be configured to have any perimeter and/or internal shape or pattern using a stencil technique and/or using an engraving technique. This pattern can be transferred as a ”negative image” of a corresponding pattern in a stencil or as a ”positive image” by engraving the pattern directly into the nanofiber forest. For either type of pattern formation, the patterned nanofiber forest is transferred by applying a substrate to the pattern or to a nanofiber forest covered by a patterned stencil. Pressure is then applied causing the exposed surface of the nanofiber forest or pattern of nanofiber forest to adhere to the substrate.

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


Large vehicle signaling system
Patent No. 11135967 

Inventor(s): Christopher Schowengerdt (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): FINCH ELECTRONICS (Keller, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17086380 on 10/31/2020 (339 days app to issue)

Abstract: A large vehicle signaling system utilizing at least two signals in conjunction with the vehicle”s lighting system to mirror the vehicle”s brake and turn signals. The at least two signals may be attached to the rear face of the vehicle or brackets that allow them to pivot and move away from the rear face when not in use. The at least two signals should be positioned at a height of at least 80 inches from the ground so that they may be seen by a driver even if there are other vehicles between the driver and the large vehicle. When positioned in this way, the signaling system may allow for drivers of large vehicles to maneuver more safely as other drivers will be more aware of their signals.

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


Vehicular body structural arrangements
Patent No. 11136071 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI), Herbert Meingast (Ann Arbor, MI), Matthew A. Jansma (Saline, MI), Naoya Ashida (Miyoshi, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379988 on 04/10/2019 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicular body structural arrangement includes a unitarily-formed polymeric bed box including a bulkhead panel, an elongate reinforcement including a spine, and a row of rivet nuts securing the reinforcement to the bulkhead panel in an unconcealed manner. The reinforcement is backed against the bulkhead panel from outside the bed box. The rivet nuts are installed to the bulkhead panel against the reinforcement facing inside the bed box.

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


Tilted propellers for enhanced distributed propulsion control authority
Patent No. 11136115 

Inventor(s): Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16013201 on 06/20/2018 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft comprises a fuselage, one or more support structures connected to the fuselage, one or more engines or motors disposed within or attached to the one or more support structures or the fuselage, and a distributed propulsion system. The distributed propulsion system comprising two or more propellers symmetrically distributed in an array along the one or more support structures with respect to a center of gravity of the aircraft and operably connected to the one or more engines or motors, wherein each propeller has a rotation direction within a tilted plane of rotation, and a summation of horizontal force vectors created by the tilted plane of rotation of all the propellers is substantially zero when all the propellers are creating a substantially equal thrust magnitude. Movement of the aircraft is controlled by selectively increasing or decreasing a thrust of at least one of the two or more propellers.

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


Elastomeric double Hooke”s joint
Patent No. 11136116 

Inventor(s): Andrew Ryan Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Chyausong Tzeng (Arlington, TX), Russell Mueller (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16561516 on 09/05/2019 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a double Hooke”s joint gimbal in a rotor system. An upper Hooke”s joint has four arms extending radially outward to define first and second axes, and a lower Hooke”s joint has four arms extending radially outward to define third and fourth axes. A pair of connectors couple the upper Hooke”s joint and the lower Hooke”s joint. A first set of bearings are positioned between arms on the upper and lower Hooke”s joints and the connectors. The first set of bearings comprise an elastomer, such as elastomeric journal bearings. The upper Hooke”s joint is coupled to a yoke and rotor blades by a driver assembly that allows rotor blade flapping. The lower Hooke”s joint is coupled to and driven by a mast. A spherical bearing allows the upper Hooke”s joint to move laterally along the mast.

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


System for internal payload extension and retraction with locking mechanism
Patent No. 11136121 

Inventor(s): Clegg Benjamin Brian Smith (Fort Worth, TX), Franklin Foster Caldwell (North Richland Hills, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey Matthew Williams (Hudson Oaks, TX), Michael E. Rinehart (Euless, TX), Tjepke He
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16841007 on 04/06/2020 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is described and includes at least one track attached to an upper interior surface of a payload bay and extending along a bottom surface of a vehicle structure external to the payload bay, wherein the track comprises a horizontal flange; a rack moveably connected to the at least one track via at least one carrier assembly; and a payload actuator system for selectively extending the rack from the payload bay along the at least one track to a position from which payload carried by the rack may be safely deployed and retracting the rack into the payload bay along the at least one track.

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


Multi-tiered conditional analysis engine
Patent No. 11136135 

Inventor(s): Alan Soo Love (Grapevine, TX), Daniel Robert Lewis (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15477889 on 04/03/2017 (1646 days app to issue)

Abstract: A regime recognition system for an aircraft has a regime engine configured to identify a sub-regime performance of the aircraft only after having identified a top tier or top level regime performance that can include the sub-regime performance.

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


System and method for flight mode annunciation
Patent No. 11136136 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Bothwell (Grapevine, TX), Jillian Samantha Alfred (Fort Worth, TX), Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Morganne Cody Klein (Fort Worth, TX), Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX), Sung Kyun Kim (Bedford,
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978646 on 05/14/2018 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of indicating flight modes of a rotorcraft includes: detecting a change in flight mode of the rotorcraft from a previous flight mode to an active flight mode, the active flight mode and the previous flight mode each being from one of a first subset or a second subset of a plurality of flight modes; determining whether the active flight mode and the previous flight mode are from different subsets of the plurality of flight modes; and updating one or more flight mode indicators on an instrument panel of the rotorcraft in response to the active flight mode and the previous flight mode being from different subsets of the plurality of flight modes.

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


Container packing system
Patent No. 11136149 

Inventor(s): Jiangsheng Yu (San Jose, CA), Xiaocun Que (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054551 on 08/03/2018 (1159 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for loading boxes in containers is provided. Characteristics of a set of containers having substantially equal dimensions are obtained. Characteristics of a plurality of boxes to be packed into one or more of the set of containers are obtained. A set of layer descriptors is created, each layer descriptor including a layer thickness, identifiers of boxes assigned to the layer, and a description of an arrangement of the boxes in the layer. Each of the boxes is assigned to a single layer descriptor. An optimized assignment of the layer descriptors to containers is determined. An ordered list of box loading instructions for each container is generated. The boxes are loaded in their assigned containers according to the ordered list for the container.

[B65B] MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING (bundling and pressing devices for cigars A24C 1/44; devices for tensioning and securing binders adapted to be supported by the article or articles to be bound B25B 25/00; applying closure members to bottles, jars or similar containers B67B 1/00-B67B 6/00; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers B67C 9/00)


Tether cable spooling apparatus
Patent No. 11136215 

Inventor(s): Adam A Degemann (Grand Junction, CO), Richard A Benson (Grand Junction, CO)
Assignee(s): Teltech Group LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15986320 on 05/22/2018 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: A remotely controlled, tethered vehicle system is comprised of a communication network interface, a system command and control module, a power source, a tether cable spooling apparatus and a remotely controlled vehicle that is tethered to the communication, control and power source by a cable that is controlled to be dispensed from or retracted into the spooling apparatus. The spooling apparatus has a spooling mechanism that is controlled to move the cable into and out of the spooling apparatus without using a slip ring device.

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


Tile edge systems and methods
Patent No. 11136758 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Rahul Patki (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16539088 on 08/13/2019 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are tiles, systems, and methods related to manufacturing bullnose or other non-straight edge tiles. In a method of manufacturing a bullnose tile, the method comprises the steps of providing a tile, wherein said tile is a fired ceramic tile comprising a base and a decoration; cutting or milling the tile to form a bullnose edge; transporting the tile to at least a first printing station; printing at least one print layer of print media on the bullnose edge; transporting the tile to a curing station and curing the print media to provide the bullnose tile.

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


 

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

Solid forms of 3-(5-Fluorobenzofuran-3-yl)-4-(5-methyl-5H-[1,3]dioxolo[4,5-f]indol-7-yl)pyrrole-2,5-dione
Patent No. 11136334 

Inventor(s): Yamin Zhang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): ACTUATE THERAPEUTICS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16638303 on 08/10/2018 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to solid forms of 3-(5-Fluorobenzofuran-3-yl)-4-(5-methyl-5H-[1,3]dioxolo[4,5-f]indol-7-yl)pyrrole-2,5-dione, processes for preparation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and uses thereof in treating disease.

[C07D] HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08) [2]


Liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions, methods of making, and uses thereof
Patent No. 11136525 

Inventor(s): Chunyu Zhang (Wuhan, , CN), Diana Berman (Denton, TX), Edgar Benjamin Cahoon (Lincoln, NE), Kent Dean Chapman (Denton, TX), Robert Earl Minto (Indianapolis, IN), Tervor Bradley Romsdahl (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE), Huazhong Agricultural University (Wuhan, , CN), Indiana University Research and Technology Corp (Indianapolis, IN), University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16772110 on 12/14/2018 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions are provided, in particular lubricant compositions containing oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae [i]Orychophragmus violaceus[/i], preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids such as palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, lauric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, or a combination thereof. In various aspects, lubricant compositions are provided that include a petroleum or a synthetic base oil and about 40% or less by weight of a liquid lubricant composition containing oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae [i]Orychophragmus violaceus[/i], preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids. In various aspects, semisolid lubricant composition are provided containing an emulsion of (i) a thickener and (ii) an oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae [i]Orychophragmus violaceus[/i], preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids.

[C10M] LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS (well drilling compositions C09K 8/02); USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES EITHER ALONE OR AS LUBRICATING INGREDIENTS IN A LUBRICATING COMPOSITION (mould release, i.e. separating, agents for metals B22C 3/00, for plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 33/56, for glass C03B 40/02; textile lubricating compositions D06M 11/00, D06M 13/00, D06M 15/00; immersion oils for microscopy G02B 21/33) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Excavating tooth assembly with locking pin assembly
Patent No. 11136746 

Inventor(s): Mohamad Youssef Bilal (Little Elm, TX), Venkata Prakash Vegunta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hensley Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16356866 on 03/18/2019 (932 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locking pin assembly for securing a ground engaging element to a support structure may include a body portion and may include a shaft portion disposed within the body portion and rotatable between a first position that mechanically inhibits removal of a ground engaging element from a support structure and a second position that permits removal of the ground engaging element from the support structure. A camshaft may be rotatably disposed within the shaft portion and may be arranged to cooperate with the shaft portion to rotate through a first range of motion and to apply a rotational force on the shaft portion through a second range of motion. A radially extending locking element may be configured to selectively mechanically interfere with one of the shaft portion and the body portion to selectively prevent rotation of the shaft portion relative to the body portion.

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


Bit breaker box
Patent No. 11136839 

Inventor(s): Beau St. Pierre (Hudson Oaks, TX), Dennis Dison (Enid, OK)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242522 on 01/08/2019 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bit breaker for coupling a drill bit to a drilling string includes a base defining a central opening and a wrench portion extending upward from the base. The wrench portion has two opposing lateral sides and an end wall that define an open interior that receives a shank of a drill bit. The open interior and the central opening are in alignment. A handle is coupled with the base and is movable between a storage position in which a top of the handle is positioned below a top surface of the wrench portion and a toting position in which the handle extends upward with the top of the handle positioned above the top surface. A gate is movably positioned between a retaining position in which the gate encloses the open interior of the wrench portion and an access position that provides lateral access to the open interior.

[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]


Elastomer with an expandable metal
Patent No. 11136850 

Inventor(s): Geir Gjelstad (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16485382 on 06/28/2018 (1195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may comprise: inserting an apparatus into a wellbore, wherein the apparatus comprises: a seal element comprising: an elastomer; and a swellable metal embedded in the elastomer; exposing the seal element to a fluid; transitioning the seal element from an initial state with an initial volume to an expanded state with an expanded volume to form a seal in the wellbore.

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


Mechanisms for transferring hydraulic regulation from a primary safety valve to a secondary safety valve
Patent No. 11136861 

Inventor(s): Glenn Ray Davis (Euless, TX), James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Jimmie Robert Williamson (Carrollton, TX), Robert Arthur Rademaker (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15777189 on 03/14/2016 (2031 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wellbore systems containing a hydraulically regulated primary safety valve may have their hydraulic regulation transferred to an insert safety valve disposed in a nipple. Transfer of the hydraulic regulation may take place mechanically, such as through axial displacement of a sliding sleeve or by replacement of a hydraulic spool. Wellbore systems configured for axial displacement of a switching mechanism may comprise: a tubing string comprising a nipple and a primary safety valve, the primary safety valve being disposed in the tubing string above or below the nipple; a control line and a balance line in hydraulic communication with the primary safety valve and in latent hydraulic communication with an internal flow pathway within the nipple; and a switching mechanism that is axially displaceable to establish hydraulic communication between an insert safety valve positioned in a bore of the nipple and both the control line and the balance line.

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


Liner hanger with nano-reinforced seals
Patent No. 11136864 

Inventor(s): Gary Lynn Hazelip (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16489787 on 08/31/2018 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole expandable liner hanger positioned in a subterranean wellbore. The liner hanger may comprise a liner and an expansion element. The expansion element may comprise one or more seal elements bonded to the expansion element in an open-ended containment system, wherein each of the one or more seal elements is a nanoreinforced rubber element comprising a polymer host and a plurality of nanostructures.

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


Perforating gun
Patent No. 11136867 

Inventor(s): Jason Paul Metzger (Joshua, TX), Joseph Todd Macgillivary (Fort Worth, TX), Richard Ellis Robey (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16639504 on 11/15/2017 (1420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating gun including a carrier having a longitudinal length, one or more energetic devices received within the carrier configured to produce one or more mechanical waves, and one or more wave manipulators disposed along the longitudinal length of the carrier. The one or more wave manipulators generate an altered wave in an opposite travel direction of one or more mechanical waves traveling along the longitudinal length of the carrier.

[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]


Advanced inground operations, system, communications and associated apparatus
Patent No. 11136881 

Inventor(s): Craig Caswell (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Merlin Technology, Inc. (Kent, WA)
Law Firm: Pritzkau Patent Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13946611 on 07/19/2013 (3000 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are described for purposes of initiating a response to detection of an adverse operational condition involving a system including a drill rig and an inground tool. The response can be based on an uphole sensed parameter in combination with a downhole sensed parameter. The adverse operational condition can involve cross-bore detection, frac-out detection, excessive downhole pressure, a plugged jet indication and drill string key-holing detection. A communication system includes an inground communication link that allows bidirectional communication between a walkover detector and the drill rig via the inground tool. Monitoring of inground tool depth and/or lateral movement can be performed using techniques that approach integrated values. Bit force based auto-carving is described in the context of an automated procedure. Loss of locator to drill rig telemetry can trigger an automated switch to a different communication path within the system.

[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

 

Ceramic bearing system
Patent No. 11137032 

Inventor(s): Cody Anderson (Lantana, TX), Gilberto Morales (Arlington, TX), Lawrence Mark Zunski (Hayes, VA)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX), United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, DC)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887526 on 05/29/2020 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example of a ceramic bearing system includes a shaft comprising two radially extending shoulders that define a channel therebetween, a first tolerance ring disposed in the channel of the shaft, and a bearing assembly comprising a ceramic bearing. The bearing assembly is positioned around the first tolerance ring and has an axial length that is longer than an axial length of the first tolerance ring.

[F16C] SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS [5]


Vibration isolator with series and/or parallel conical disc spring member arrangements
Patent No. 11137045 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Nicholas P. Mastricola (Columbus, OH), Rajendra Singh (Dublin, OH), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15841978 on 12/14/2017 (1391 days app to issue)

Abstract: An energy-absorbing structure for a vibration isolator includes a conical disc spring member having a first end including a central opening and a second end opposite the first end. The structure also includes at least one spacer having a base portion with a first side. The base portion first side defines a cavity structured to receive therein a second end of the spring member. The cavity has a floor, and a second end of the spring member is positioned in contact with the floor. The floor includes an opening formed therein and positioned so as to reside opposite the first end of the spring member when the second end of the spring member is positioned in contact with the cavity floor. The opening is structured to receive at least a portion of the first end of the spring member therein during an inversion of the spring member.

[F16F] SPRINGS; SHOCK-ABSORBERS; MEANS FOR DAMPING VIBRATION


Method and apparatus for reduction of condensate re-evaporation during cooling part-load duty cycling
Patent No. 11137152 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16675301 on 11/06/2019 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus that includes a supply duct and a return duct fluidly coupled to the supply duct. A first evaporator is disposed between the supply duct and the return duct. A second evaporator is disposed between the supply duct and the return duct. A fresh-air intake is disposed between the supply duct and the return duct upstream of the first evaporator and the second evaporator. A first plurality of dampers are disposed upstream of the first evaporator. A second plurality of dampers are disposed upstream of the second evaporator. A divider panel is disposed between the first evaporator and the second evaporator. The divider panel directs air egressing the first plurality of dampers across the first evaporator and air egressing the second plurality of dampers across the second evaporator.

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


Oscillating heat pipe using ultrasonic additive manufacturing
Patent No. 11137214 

Inventor(s): Travis L. Mayberry (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364310 on 03/26/2019 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A manifold structure is formed using ultrasonic additive manufacturing and machining. The manifold structure includes a body having a base plate and a cover plate that define a flow passage therebetween, and a plurality of walls that segment the flow passage into a plurality of channels, wherein each of the walls has a height extending from the base plate to the cover plate and a non-linear length that is elongated relative to a width of the wall and extends in a direction normal to the height of the wall. The walls are wavy in shape to provide enhanced rigidity and stiffness during lamination over the channels.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

IC test architecture having differential data input and output buffers
Patent No. 11137447 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780088 on 02/03/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: Testing of integrated circuits is achieved by a test architecture utilizing a scan frame input shift register, a scan frame output shift register, a test controller, and a test interface comprising a scan input, a scan clock, a test enable, and a scan output. Scan frames input to the scan frame input shift register contain a test stimulus data section and a test command section. Scan frames output from the scan frame output shift register contain a test response data section and, optionally, a section for outputting other data. The command section of the input scan frame controls the test architecture to execute a desired test operation.

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


TAP,TCK inverter,shadow access port scan/instruction registers,state machine
Patent No. 11137448 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16824371 on 03/19/2020 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for providing a shadow access port within a device. The shadow access port is accessed to perform operations in the device by reusing the TDI, TMS, TCK and TDO signals that are used to operate a test access port within the device. The presence and operation of the shadow access port is transparent to the presence and operation of the test access port. According to the disclosure, the shadow access port operates on the falling edge of the TCK signal while the test access port conventionally operates on the rising edge of the TCK signal.

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


Interference detection in a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar system
Patent No. 11137476 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Subburaj (Bangalore, , IN), Sachin Bhardwaj (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Rao (Bangalore, , IN), Sriram Murali (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120129 on 08/31/2018 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: A frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar system is provided that includes a receiver configured to generate a digital intermediate frequency (IF) signal, and an interference monitoring component coupled to the receiver to receive the digital IF signal, in which the interference monitoring component is configured to monitor at least one sub-band in the digital IF signal for interference, in which the at least one sub-band does not include a radar signal.

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


Scalable and fully-adjustable multiple fiber holder
Patent No. 11137549 

Inventor(s): Timothy C. Anderson (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663489 on 10/25/2019 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical fiber holder includes a first holder having a first upper surface and a first lower surface. The optical fiber holder is configured to be in contact with a working station through the first lower surface. Further, the optical fiber holder can include a second holder having a second upper surface and a second lower surface. The second holder can be operably attached to the first holder through the second lower surface. Also, the second holder is configured to rotate with respect to the first holder. Further, the optical fiber holder can include a third holder having plurality of holes therethrough configured to receive a respective plurality of optical fibers. The third holder can include a plurality of protrusions operably coupled to the second holder and configured to enable the third holder to move with respect to the second holder.

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


Environmental control management system
Patent No. 11137730 

Inventor(s): Kimberly J. Hornback (McKinney, TX), Todd A. Porter (North Richland Hills, TX), Wesley O. McDaniel (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Ideal Impact, Inc. (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16745683 on 01/17/2020 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for environmental control management. In response to a controller, sensors and effectors throughout a physical site operate to maintain the temperature, humidity, and/or peak energy usage of the physical site within parameters selected for occupant comfort and economical operation while accommodating changing occupancy patterns.

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


Adjustable deadband control system
Patent No. 11137781 

Inventor(s): Justin L. Masias (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16180241 on 11/05/2018 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control system having a pressure regulator, first pilot, and second pilot. The pressure regulator has a fluid inlet, fluid outlet, and actuator assembly with a cavity divided into a first chamber in fluid communication with the fluid outlet and a second chamber. The first pilot has a first setpoint and the second pilot has a second setpoint, less than the first setpoint. The first and second pilots fluidly couple the second chamber to the fluid outlet and isolate the second chamber from the fluid inlet in a first mode of operation, isolate the second chamber from the fluid outlet and fluid inlet in a second mode of operation, and fluidly couple the second chamber to the fluid inlet in a third mode of operation.

[G05D] SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (for continuous casting of metals B22D 11/16; valves per se F16K; sensing non-electric variables, see the relevant subclasses of G01; for regulating electric or magnetic variables G05F)


Runtime localized cooling of high-performance processors
Patent No. 11137809 

Inventor(s): Wei Huang (Frisco, TX), Xudong An (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Zagorin Cave LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228036 on 12/20/2018 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of thermal electric cooler (TEC) elements are formed in a TEC grid structure. Control logic dynamically varies a supply current supplied to each TEC element (or group of TEC elements) in the TEC grid based on changes in power density respectively associated with areas cooled by each of the TEC elements or group of TEC elements.

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


Processor with hardware supported memory buffer overflow detection
Patent No. 11138012 

Inventor(s): Eric Thierry Peeters (Frisco, TX), Erik Newton Shreve (Dallas, TX), Per Torstein Roine (Oslo, , NO)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16835441 on 03/31/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor with fault generating circuitry responsive to detecting a processor write is to a stack location that is write protected, such as for storing a return address at the stack location.

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


Operation of a multi-slice processor implementing a hardware level transfer of an execution thread
Patent No. 11138050 

Inventor(s): David R. Terry (Justin, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16353398 on 03/14/2019 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: Operation of a multi-slice processor that includes execution slices and a dispatch network of the multi-slice processor implementing a hardware level transfer of an execution thread between execution slices. Operation of such a multi-slice processor includes responsive to a thread switch signal: halting dispatch of one or more instructions retrieved from an instruction cache; generating a plurality of instructions to transfer an execution thread from a first execution slice to a second execution slice; and dispatching the plurality of instructions instead of the one or more instructions retrieved from the instruction cache; and transferring, in dependence upon execution of the plurality of instructions from the thread switching instruction generator, the execution thread from the first execution slice to the second execution slice.

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


Memory pipeline control in a hierarchical memory system
Patent No. 11138117 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16879264 on 05/20/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a processor system includes a processor core generating memory transactions, a lower level cache memory with a lower memory controller, and a higher level cache memory with a higher memory controller having a memory pipeline. The higher memory controller is connected to the lower memory controller by a bypass path that skips the memory pipeline. The higher memory controller: determines whether a memory transaction is a bypass write, which is a memory write request indicated not to result in a corresponding write being directed to the higher level cache memory; if the memory transaction is determined a bypass write, determines whether a memory transaction that prevents passing is in the memory pipeline; and if no transaction that prevents passing is determined to be in the memory pipeline, sends the memory transaction to the lower memory controller using the bypass path.

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


System and method for identifying business logic and data lineage with machine learning
Patent No. 11138157 

Inventor(s): Jagmohan Singh (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16115968 on 08/29/2018 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to implementing machine learning to define business logic and lineage. The system analyzes data patterns of SORs as well as consumption attributes to define the business logic. An embodiment of the present invention may achieve over 95% match rate for complex attributes. When provided with thousands of SOR attributes, the innovative system may identify a handful of relevant SOR attributes required as well as the business logic to derive the consumption attribute.

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


Data storage system
Patent No. 11138172 

Inventor(s): Michael Roy Stute (Crystal River, FL)
Assignee(s): MASERGY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231187 on 12/21/2018 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include data storage systems and methods to store data. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for storing data is disclosed. The method includes receiving a data value of a dataset. The method also includes assigning a plurality of keys of a key space to a plurality of data values of the dataset. The method further includes determining whether to readjust storage space of at least one partition of a plurality of partitions based on data values stored on the plurality of partitions. In response to a determination to readjust the at least one partition, the method further includes dynamically re-mapping the key space to readjust a number of keys of the plurality of keys that are assigned to data values stored on the plurality of partitions based on a number of data values that are stored on the plurality of partitions.

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


Separation of computation from storage in database for better elasticity
Patent No. 11138178 

Inventor(s): Kamini Jagtiani (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15348527 on 11/10/2016 (1790 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device such as a data storage system comprises a non-transitory memory storage comprising instructions, and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to: map a different portion of data in a storage device to each of different caches, wherein each cache is in a computing node with a processor; change a number of the computing nodes; provide a modified mapping in response to the change; and pass queries to the computing nodes. The computing nodes can continue to operate uninterrupted while the number of computing nodes is changed. Data transfer between the nodes can also be avoided.

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


Systems and methods for the creation, update and use of concept networks to select destinations in artificial intelligence systems
Patent No. 11138249 

Inventor(s): Chao Pan (Austin, TX), Melanie Tosik (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): REALPAGE, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16109510 on 08/22/2018 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for concept based searching or recommendation are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of a concept based approach to the search and analysis of data, including the creation, update or use of concept networks in searching and analyzing data are disclosed, including embodiments of the usage of such concept networks in artificial intelligence systems that are capable of utilizing concepts expressed by users to return or evaluate associated destinations.

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


Optimizing response creation and delivery for lending queries
Patent No. 11138267 

Inventor(s): Fredrick Allen Crable (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP US (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16378269 on 04/08/2019 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A search request may define a minimum value and a maximum value for a numerical parameter of the search. A plurality of binary searches may identify a minimum entry and a maximum entry, each binary search comprising selecting a single entry and using at least one analytical model to generate a score for the single entry, wherein the score of the minimum entry corresponds with the minimum value and the score of the maximum entry corresponds with the maximum value. The at least one analytical model may be used to generate a score for each of a set of entries between the minimum entry and the maximum entry while ignoring entries outside of the set of entries between the minimum entry and the maximum entry. Entries responsive to the request may be identified within the scored set of entries.

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


Systems and methods for improved transactional mainframes
Patent No. 11138268 

Inventor(s): Anurag Andoji (Frisco, TX), Joe Vaughan (Lewisville, TX), Marc Hudak (Plano, TX), Matthew Coleman (Dallas, TX), Michael Garner (Carrollton, TX), PhaniKrishna Hari (The Colony, TX), Swathi Challkere Vijayaprakash (Frisco,
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531392 on 08/05/2019 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a system for improved transactional mainframes, the system comprising a processor, a database, an application programming interface (API) module, and a transaction import module. The API module can be configured to: receive transaction data comprising a transaction type, a user identifier, one or more transaction card identifiers, and one or more fields associated with the transaction card identifiers; validate the transaction data using one or more of the stored validation rules associated with the one or more transaction card identifiers; generate one or more transaction cards; and store the transaction data and transaction cards to the database. The transaction import module can be configured to submit the transaction cards to the mainframe, view the status of submitted records, and enable retrying of transaction cards that failed to process.

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


Systems and methods for determining credibility at scale
Patent No. 11138284 

Inventor(s): Jacob Bailly (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Trustie Inc. (Saratoga, CA)
Law Firm: Ahmann Kloke LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540015 on 08/13/2019 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example system may include instructions to control processor(s) to receive text from content of a first web page, determine, based on the content, a first title topic indicator, a first sentiment indicator, and a first text subjectivity indicator, apply the first title topic indicator, the first sentiment indicator, and the first text subjectivity indicator to a credibility machine learning model to generate a first content credibility score and a first content bias score for the text of the first web page, the credibility machine learning model being trained on text from other web pages using known title topic indicators, known sentiment indicators, and known text subjectivity indicators, and known credibility scores and bias scores, generate a first graphical representation for the first content credibility score and the first bias credibility score, and provide the graphical representation to a first digital device.

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


Controlling access to secure information resources using rotational datasets and dynamically configurable data containers
Patent No. 11138328 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426757 on 05/30/2019 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to controlling access to secure information resources using rotational datasets and dynamically configurable data containers. A computing platform may receive, from a first reader-writer system, a first data access request. Based on receiving the first data access request, the computing platform may authenticate the first reader-writer system using a first data container object. After authenticating the first reader-writer system, the computing platform may rotate a first data track comprising a plurality of datasets to align a first dataset of the plurality of datasets with the first data container object. After rotating the first data track, the computing platform may retrieve first information from the first dataset using the first data container object. Subsequently, the computing platform may send, to the first reader-writer system, the first information retrieved from the first dataset using the first data container object.

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


Unreachable cover root cause search
Patent No. 11138355 

Inventor(s): Craig Franklin Deaton (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17099301 on 11/16/2020 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A formal verification EDA application can be configured to receive a circuit design of an IC chip, the circuit design of the IC chip including a list of properties for the IC chip. The list of properties includes a list of covers for the IC chip. The formal verification engine can also execute a formal verification of the IC chip. Results of the formal verification identifies a subset of covers of the list of covers that are unreachable. The formal verification engine can further execute a root cause search for a selected cover in the subset of covers that are unreachable. The root cause search selectively adds and removes cutpoints to signals in the circuit design to identify a root cause for the selected cover being unreachable. The root cause comprises a signal in the circuit design that is upstream from the selected cover.

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


Simulation and analysis of circuit designs
Patent No. 11138358 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Robert Perry (Cupertino, CA), Mac Dien (San Jose, CA), Makram Monzer Mansour (San Jose, CA), Ning Dong (Plano, TX), Pradeep Kumar Chawda (Cupertino, CA), Shrikrishna Srinivasan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147034 on 09/28/2018 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a circuit design including a plurality of components associated with a plurality of component parameters. The method further includes adjusting a value of a particular component parameter of the plurality of component parameters based on a tolerance to generate a modified plurality of component parameters. The method further includes determining, based on inputting the modified plurality of component parameters into a circuit calculator, that an operating value of the circuit design is sensitive to the particular component parameter. The method further includes selecting a simulation of the circuit design to perform based on the particular component parameter. The method further includes performing the simulation to determine whether the circuit design supports one or more design limits.

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


Cognitive container content determination
Patent No. 11138459 

Inventor(s): Julia Ruth Nash (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543978 on 08/19/2019 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A listing of objects expected to be loaded into a container is received, and as an object is added to a container sensors monitoring an opening of the container detect the object. The added object is identified by object recognition techniques applied to received sensor data. Detection of a triggering event indicating completion of adding objects to the container is determined, and in response, the identity of the added object is compared to the received list of objects. In response to determining the object added to the container fails to match an object on the received list of objects, a notification of non-matching content is generated, and in response to determining the object added to the container matches an object on the received list of objects, a notification confirming the match of content in the container to the list of objects is generated.

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


Organic light emitting diode (”OLED”) single-use payment instrument
Patent No. 11138488 

Inventor(s): William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452885 on 06/26/2019 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to components for constructing a payment instrument that includes enhanced electronic features. Apparatus may include an all-inclusive smart card that securely stores sensitive data. Such sensitive data may include credit card, driver”s license or passport information. The smart card may generate disposable card numbers for online or offline onetime transactions.

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


Review machine learning system
Patent No. 11138514 

Inventor(s): Hui Zang (Santa Clara, CA), Luhui Hu (Bellevue, WA), Ziang Hu (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15467847 on 03/23/2017 (1657 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for review-based machine learning. Included are a non-transitory memory storing instructions and one or more processors in communication with the non-transitory memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to receive first data, generate a plurality of first features based on the first data, and identify a first set of labels for the first data. A first model is trained using the first features and the first set of labels. The first model is reviewed to generate a second model, by receiving a second set of labels for the first data, and reusing the first features with the second set of labels in connection with training the second model.

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


Method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for allocating sales commissions
Patent No. 11138533 

Inventor(s): Le Wang (Carmel, IN), Robert Harris (Fishers, IN)
Assignee(s): Beauty Systems Group LLC (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14328769 on 07/11/2014 (2643 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for allocating sales commissions. In providing such functionality, a method may include, for example, receiving a set of transaction information for a transaction. The transaction information may include an indication of at least one product or service for which a sales commission is offered. The method may also include determining, based on the transaction information, whether a merchant is eligible to receive the sales commission, in response to determining that the transaction information does not identify a merchant that is eligible to receive the sales commission, selecting, using a processor, at least one merchant from a list of merchants selected from a plurality of merchants to receive the sales commission, and providing the sales commission to the selected at least one merchant.

[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]


Normalization grid
Patent No. 11138621 

Inventor(s): Alan Ilango (Mckinney, TX), Dinesh Sundaram (Plano, TX), Katelyn Ge (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16881918 on 05/22/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-lender architecture evaluates applicant data against lending rule sets of multiple lenders. Rule sets provided by different lenders may be expressed differently. The multi-lender architecture transforms the rules in each rule set and represents the rules in a normalization grid. The normalization grid allows a single algorithm to evaluate the rules of different lenders.

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


Geolocation improvement of image rational functions via a fit residual correction
Patent No. 11138696 

Inventor(s): Jody D. Verret (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16586349 on 09/27/2019 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process improves accuracy in mapping geodetic coordinates to image sensor coordinates via an image rational function. The image rational function is fitted to an image-to ground sensor model at an input grid of image u coordinates and image v coordinates, and further at geodetic longitudes, geodetic latitudes, and geodetic heights corresponding to the image u coordinates and the image v coordinates. This fitting generates fit residuals. The fit residuals are stored as a function of the image u coordinates, the image v coordinates, and the geodetic height coordinates. The fit residuals are applied to metadata associated with the image rational function. This application corrects for a residual error in a fit of the image rational function to the image-to-ground sensor model.

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


Visual quality of video based point cloud compression using one or more additional patches
Patent No. 11138762 

Inventor(s): Indranil Sinharoy (Richardson, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16460962 on 07/02/2019 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoding device, an encoding device and a method for point cloud decoding is disclosed. The method includes generating, for a 3D point cloud, a first 2D frame representing a first attribute and a second 2D frame representing a second attribute. The first 2D frame and the second 2D frame include respective clusters of projected points from the 3D point cloud. The method includes detecting missed points of the 3D point cloud and generating first and second additional points patches representing the first attribute and the second attribute, respectively, based on at least a subset of the missed points. The method includes including the first and second additional points patch in the first and second 2D frame, respectively. The method includes encoding the first 2D frame and the second 2D frame to generate a compressed bitstream and transmitting the compressed bitstream.

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


Using augmented reality markers for local positioning in a computing environment
Patent No. 11138811 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781186 on 02/04/2020 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for providing indirect local geo-positioning using AR markers are disclosed. A first moveable AR marker can be located or found by a computing device. A location of the first moveable AR marker can be known and shared with the computing device. The location of the first moveable AR marker can be based on distance between the first moveable AR marker and a fixed AR marker. A distance to the first moveable AR marker can be determined. Based on the known location of the first moveable AR marker and the distance to the first moveable AR marker from the computing device, an estimate of the location of the computing device can be determined without having line-of-sight (LOS) to the fixed AR marker.

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


Apparatus, systems, and methods for estimating and reporting electric vehicle range while towing
Patent No. 11138813 

Inventor(s): Laura E. Bower (Whitmore Lake, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249259 on 01/16/2019 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: A driving range estimator system for a vehicle accounting for a load on the vehicle may include an energy storage device configured to power the vehicle. Sensors may be disposed about the vehicle and may be configured to detect information relevant to a range estimate. A towing control unit may be configured to receive the detected information from the sensors, and configured to determine a) an expected range for the vehicle with the load, and b) an expected range for the vehicle without the load. A display may be configured to simultaneously display a) the expected range for the vehicle with the load and b) the expected range for the vehicle without the load.

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


Write leveling
Patent No. 11139008 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary L. Howe (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16779866 on 02/03/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a command interface configured to receive a write command and internal write adjust (IWA) circuitry. The IWA circuitry is configured to receive the write command from the command interface, generate an internal write signal (IWS) based upon the received write command and train a data strobe (DQS) signal to generate a DQS signal having a set amount of phase alignment with a clock (CLK) of the memory device to capture a data signal (DQ) using the IWS.

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


Apparatuses and methods for monitoring word line accesses
Patent No. 11139015 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Jason M. Brown (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459520 on 07/01/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus may include multiple memory devices. Each memory device may include multiple memory banks. Addresses of accessed word lines for a particular portion of memory and the number of times those word lines are accessed may be tracked by each memory device. When a memory device determines that an accessed word line is an aggressor word line, the memory device alerts other memory devices of the apparatus. The memory devices may then perform targeted refresh operations on victim word lines of the aggressor word line.

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


Memory device with temporary kickdown of source voltage before sensing
Patent No. 11139018 

Inventor(s): Abu Naser Zainuddin (Milpitas, CA), Jiahui Yuan (Fremont, CA), Ohwon Kwon (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17007442 on 08/31/2020 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for reducing read time in a memory device. A source voltage signal, Vcelsrc, and a body voltage signal, Vp-well, of a source region and a p-well, respectively, of a substrate of a NAND string are controlled to reduce the channel resistance. Vcelsrc can be temporarily reduced, e.g., provided with a negative voltage kick, while Vp-well is non-decreasing during a read operation. The negative voltage kick decreases a body bias of the NAND string in its channel to reduce the channel resistance and increase the current. The negative voltage kick can be initiated when a bit line clamp transistor is made conductive to allow a current to flow in the NAND string. The magnitude and duration of the negative voltage kick can be adjusted based on various factors.

[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)


Source line voltage control for NAND memory
Patent No. 11139022 

Inventor(s): Chia-Kai Chou (San Jose, CA), Jongyeon Kim (Milpitas, CA), Kou Tei (San Jose, CA), Ohwon Kwon (Pleasanton, CA), Yuedan Li (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16908467 on 06/22/2020 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example of an apparatus includes a plurality of memory cells arranged in a plurality of NAND strings that are connected to a source line and a control circuit connected to the source line. The control circuit is configured to provide a first current to the source line to pre-charge the source line to a target voltage for sensing data states of the plurality of memory cells and provide a second current to the source line to return the source line to the target voltage in a recovery period between sensing data states. The control circuit is configured to provide the second current at any one of a plurality of current levels.

[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)


Reducing post-read disturb in a nonvolatile memory device
Patent No. 11139030 

Inventor(s): Abhijith Prakash (Milpitas, CA), Anubhav Khandelwal (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16861697 on 04/29/2020 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of NAND strings in a block with word lines connected to cells of the NAND strings and select lines connected to select gate transistors of the NAND strings. A plurality of blocks are connected together and selected for operations using a block select signal. A control circuit is configured to, after a read operation of memory cells of the block, hold a block select signal applied to a block select line to select a group of blocks having a same block select line at an on level. The control circuit can further discharge an unselected control gate in the group of blocks from a charged level to a lower level, lower than charged, prior to turning off the block select signal and charge the unselected control gate to a level greater than the lower level after the block select signal transitions from the on level to an off level.

[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)


Neighbor word line compensation full sequence program scheme
Patent No. 11139031 

Inventor(s): Guirong Liang (San Jose, CA), Han-Ping Chen (San Jose, CA), Henry Chin (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903886 on 06/17/2020 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device is disclosed herein. The storage device comprises a block including a plurality of memory cells and a circuit coupled to the plurality of memory cells of the block. The circuit is configured to determine data states for a first set of memory cells of a neighboring word line of the set of word lines, determine a bit line voltage bias and a sense time for a memory cell of a second set of memory cells of the selected word line based on a data state determined for a memory cell for each memory cell of the second set of memory cells, and perform a verify operation on the selected word line using the bit line voltage bias and the sense time determined for each memory cell of the second set of memory cells.

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


Neighboring or logical minus word line dependent verify with sense time in programming of non-volatile memory
Patent No. 11139038 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Muhammad Masuduzzaman (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903575 on 06/17/2020 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for programming a target memory cell of a memory array of a non-volatile memory system, the method comprising performing a read operation of one or more memory cells neighboring a target memory cell, thereby determining a data pattern of the one or more neighboring memory cells, storing the data pattern and, during a program operation of the target memory cell, adjusting a verify voltage level according to the stored data pattern of the one or more neighboring memory cells.

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


Wireless power transfer system and method
Patent No. 11139692 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Quanten Technologies Limited (Road Town, , VG)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16745540 on 01/17/2020 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a switch network coupled to a power source, wherein the switch network comprises a plurality of power switches, a transmitter resonant tank coupled to the plurality of power switches, wherein the transmitter resonant tank comprises a first variable capacitance network, a transmitter coil coupled to the transmitter resonant tank, and a first receiver comprising a first receiver coil configured to be magnetically coupled to the transmitter coil, and a first receiver resonant tank coupled to the first receiver coil, wherein the first receiver resonant tank comprises a second variable capacitance network.

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


Distributed database-driven resource management and locking in a cloud native mobile core network node architecture
Patent No. 11140093 

Inventor(s): Haibo Qian (Frisco, TX), Jeremy Brown (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC (Redmond, WA)
Law Firm: Ray Quinney Nebeker (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660538 on 10/22/2019 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for efficient database management of non-transitory readable media, including a memory configured to store information associated with service instance requests across a plurality of distributed network resources and a processor configured to receive a service instance request, determine the first native domain object associated with the service instance request, allocate the plurality of network resources to a plurality of distributed worker instances dependent upon a first native domain object, assign the first service instance request to a first worker instance that includes a microservice instance that define service instance blocks to execute the request, and a service instance block manager configured to manage the first service instance request in conjunction with subsequent service instance requests associated with the plurality of worker instances, track running and completed requests, and allocate resources for similar requests across the distributed network nodes.

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


Mechanisms for enabling negotiation of API versions and supported features
Patent No. 11140231 

Inventor(s): Robert Avanes (Roanoke, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16785099 on 02/07/2020 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes one or more devices that include a memory to store instructions and one or more processors to execute the instructions. The devices include an updated network function (NF) service producer that includes a recent update, wherein the NF service producer is configured to register at a Network Repository Function (NRF) using a Network Function profile (NF profile), wherein the NF profile indicates a Network Function type (NF type) and Application Programming Interface versions. The devices further include a network function (NF) service consumer configured to: receive a message from a network component; determine to engage a service of a NF service producer of the NF type based on the message; and send a discovery request to the NRF in response to the message, wherein the message includes search criteria that specify a version field extended with an operator dependent version field.

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


 

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Mobile hyperspectral camera system and human skin monitoring using a mobile hyperspectral camera system
Patent No. 11134848 

Inventor(s): Hamid Rahim Sheikh (Allen, TX), Michael Oliver Polley (Garland, TX), Raja Bala (Allen, TX), Sourabh Ravindran (Dallas, TX), Youngjun Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15397982 on 01/04/2017 (1735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile hyperspectral camera system is described. The mobile hyperspectral camera system comprises a mobile host device comprising a processor and a display: a plurality of cameras, coupled to the processor, configured to capture images in distinct spectral bands; and a hyperspectral flash array, coupled to the processor, configured to provide illumination to the distinct spectral bands. A method of implementing a mobile hyperspectral camera system is also described.

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


Charge pump circuit and auxiliary power supply
Patent No. 11139004 

Inventor(s): Rajat Kulshrestha (Karnataka, , IN), Rohan Sinha (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17078430 on 10/23/2020 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: A charge pump circuit includes input and output charge pump stages. Each charge pump stage includes a respective voltage input, a respective voltage output, a respective first clock input and a respective second clock input. The voltage input of the input charge pump stage is coupled to a voltage supply terminal. The voltage output of the output charge pump stage is coupled to an output of the charge pump circuit. A clock driver circuit includes a first clock output, a second clock output, a first bias input and a second bias input. The first clock output is coupled to the first clock inputs, and the second clock output is coupled to the second clock inputs. A body bias circuit includes first and second bias outputs. The first bias output is coupled to the first bias input, and the second bias output is coupled to the second bias input.

[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]


Electrical cables with non-metallic jackets and methods of fabricating the same
Patent No. 11139090 

Inventor(s): David K. Smith (McKinney, TX), Jose D. Garza (McKinney, TX), Mark D. Bennett (Dodd City, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Bonham, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15897883 on 02/15/2018 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical cable having a plurality of conductors including a grounding conductor and at least one power-carrying conductor. The plurality of conductors disposed approximately in parallel within an outer jacket such that the electrical cable has a substantially elongated horizontal cross-section.

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


Electronic device including hermetic micro-cavity and methods of preparing the same
Patent No. 11139164 

Inventor(s): John Bedinger (Garland, TX), Thomas A. Hanft (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16712679 on 12/12/2019 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes: a water impermeable substrate; at least one electronic circuit on the water impermeable substrate; a dielectric encapsulant on the electronic circuit; a capping layer comprising a polymer on the dielectric encapsulant; and a barrier layer on the capping layer, the water impermeable substrate, the dielectric encapsulant, the capping layer, and the barrier layer forming a hermetically sealed micro-cavity.

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


Semiconductor package with filler particles in a mold compound
Patent No. 11139178 

Inventor(s): Amit Sureshkumar Nangia (Murphy, TX), Janakiraman Seetharaman (Bengaluru, , IN), Siva Prakash Gurrum (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16653536 on 10/15/2019 (721 days app to issue)

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

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


Laminate stacked on die for high voltage isolation capacitor
Patent No. 11139227 

Inventor(s): Thomas Dyer Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806362 on 03/02/2020 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: An isolator device includes a laminate die having a dielectric laminate material with a metal laminate layer on one side of the dielectric laminate material, the metal laminate layer being a patterned layer providing at least a first plate, including a dielectric layer over the first plate that includes an aperture exposing a portion of the first plate. An integrated circuit (IC) including a substrate having a semiconductor surface includes circuitry including a transmitter and/or a receiver, the IC including a top metal layer providing at least a second plate coupled to a node in the circuitry, with at least one passivation layer on the top metal layer. A non-conductive die attach (NCDA) material for attaching a side of the dielectric laminate material is opposite the metal laminate layer to the IC so that the first plate is at least partially over the second plate to provide a 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]


Three-dimensional memory device containing horizontal and vertical word line interconnections and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11139237 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Hirofumi Tokita (Yokkaichi, , JP), Jee-Yeon Kim (San Jose, CA), Shiqian Shao (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16547971 on 08/22/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional memory device includes forming a vertically alternating sequence of insulating layers and spacer material layers over a substrate, where the spacer material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, electrically conductive layers, forming multiple sets of stepped surfaces in terrace regions of the vertically alternating sequence, forming memory stack structures through memory array regions of the vertically alternating sequence, and forming a metal interconnect structure which electrically connects a portion of a topmost electrically conductive layer in the first memory array region and a portion of a topmost electrically conductive layer in the second memory array region, and which extends above a horizontal plane of the topmost electrically conductive layer in the first memory array region and a portion of a topmost electrically conductive layer in the second memory array region.

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


Bonded assembly containing oxidation barriers and/or adhesion enhancers and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11139272 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16523029 on 07/26/2019 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a bonded assembly includes providing a first semiconductor die containing a first substrate, first semiconductor devices, and first bonding pads that are electrically connected to a respective node of the first semiconductor devices, forming a first oxidation barrier layer on physically exposed surfaces of the first bonding pads, providing a second semiconductor die containing a second substrate, second semiconductor devices, and second bonding pads that are electrically connected to a respective node of the second semiconductor devices, and bonding the second bonding pads to the first bonding pads with at least the first oxidation barrier layer located between the respective first and second bonding pads.

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


Semiconductor device including fractured semiconductor dies
Patent No. 11139276 

Inventor(s): Daniel Linnen (Naperville, IL), Dat Dinh (San Jose, CA), Everett Lyons, IV (San Jose, CA), Hoang Huynh (San Jose, CA), Jay Dholakia (San Jose, CA), Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Kirubakaran Periyannan (Santa Clara, C
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16808128 on 03/03/2020 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fractured semiconductor die is disclosed, together with a semiconductor device including the fractured semiconductor die. During fabrication of the semiconductor dies in a wafer, the wafer may be scored in a series of parallel scribe lines through portions of each row of semiconductor dies. The scribe lines then propagate through the full thickness of the wafer to fracture off a portion of each of the semiconductor dies. It may happen that electrical traces such as bit lines in the memory cell arrays short together during the die fracture process. These electrical shorts may be cleared by running a current through each of the electrical traces.

[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]


Conductivity modulated drain extended MOSFET
Patent No. 11139292 

Inventor(s): Aravind C. Appaswamy (Plano, TX), Farzan Farbiz (Santa Clara, CA), James P. Di Sarro (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679632 on 11/11/2019 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is fabricated on a semiconductor substrate. An insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is formed upon the semiconductor substrate in which the IGBT has an anode terminal, a cathode terminal, and a gate terminal, and a drift region. A diode is also formed on the semiconductor substrate and has an anode terminal and a cathode terminal, in which the anode of the diode is coupled to the anode terminal of the IGBT and the cathode of the diode is coupled to the drift region of the IGBT.

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


Integrated circuits with a set of serially-connected resistors
Patent No. 11139365 

Inventor(s): Konrad Wagensohner (Mauern, , DE), Michael Uwe Schlenker (Marzling, , DE), Stefan Herzer (Marzling, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975582 on 05/09/2018 (1245 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit comprising: a source comprising an output port; a set of serially-connected resistors electrically coupled to the output port of the source; a comparator comprising a first input port, a second input port, and an output port; a set of switches, each switch in the set of switches comprising a first terminal electrically coupled to the first input port of the comparator, and a second terminal electrically coupled to the set of serially-connected resistors; a current source comprising an output port electrically coupled to the second input port of the comparator; and a pin electrically coupled to the output port of the current source.

[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]


Fail-safe for shared pin
Patent No. 11139648 

Inventor(s): Nitin Agarwal (Karnataka, , IN), Sumit Dubey (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227656 on 12/20/2018 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) provides an improved fail-safe signal to a circuit sharing a fail-safe pin at which the voltage can be greater than the voltage of an upper rail. The IC includes a first circuit segment that receives a first fail-safe signal and a first power-down signal and provides an intermediate signal, wherein the first fail-safe signal indicates when the voltage at the fail-safe pin is greater than the upper rail and the first power-down signal indicates when the module is powered down, and a second circuit segment connected to receive the intermediate signal and to provide the improved fail-safe signal to the module.

[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)


Battery protector hibernate input separate from V[subscript]DD[/subscript], low power output
Patent No. 11139664 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Kumar Singh (Karnataka, , IN), Dipankar Mitra (Karnataka, , IN), Mahesh Kv (Karnataka, , IN), Manish Parmar (Karnataka, , IN), Vv Shyam Prasad (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16127963 on 09/11/2018 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery protector includes analog frontend circuitry coupled to a hibernate mode input terminal that is one of configured to couple to a high voltage connector terminal when the system is connected to an external load or charger to define an active mode and configured to float when the system is disconnected from the external load or charger to define a hibernate mode. The analog frontend circuitry is configured to provide a signal at an output thereof to distinguish, in the absence of an external ground connection, between connected and floating conditions for the hibernate mode input terminal. Digital logic is coupled with the output of the analog frontend circuitry, the digital logic providing a digital signal to control whether the battery protector is operating in the active mode or the hibernate mode based on the signal at the output of the analog frontend circuitry.

[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)


Systems and methods for high efficiency power conversion
Patent No. 11139683 

Inventor(s): Kevin E. Linehan (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17091082 on 11/06/2020 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for high efficiency power conversion are provided. In one embodiment, a high efficiency electric power converter circuit comprises: an electric power converter that provides a first electric power output; a storage device that provides a second electric power output; and a power arbitrating switch that receives the first and second electric power outputs and selectively supplies a third electric power output using at least one of the first electric power output and the second electric power output. The switch is configured with a first sensor to measure a charge level of the device and with a second sensor to measure a power demand drawn from the third electric power output. The power arbitrating switch switches the third electric power output between being supplied from the first electric power output and being supplied from the second electric power output based on the power demand and the charge level.

[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)


Electromagnetic generator and method of using same
Patent No. 11139726 

Inventor(s): Carl E. Copeland, Jr. (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Prototus, Ltd. (San Pedro Town, , BZ)
Law Firm: Dunlap Codding, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16363713 on 03/25/2019 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electromagnetic generator comprises one or more flux assembly having at least one coil and at least one magnetic field source separated by a gap. An interference drum has a sidewall at least partially positioned inside the gap and comprising at least one magnetic field permeable zone and at least one magnetic field impermeable zone. The interference drum is movable relative to the at least one coil and to the at least one magnetic field source to alternatively position the at least one magnetic field permeable zone and the at least one magnetic field impermeable zone of the sidewall inside the gap. When the interference drum is moved, magnetic flux is created in the coil, and induces electrical current to flow into the coil. The coil may be connected to an external circuit, such that the electrical current may flow through the external circuit.

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


Regulator control integrated circuit having COT and valley current modes
Patent No. 11139737 

Inventor(s): Masashi Nogawa (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (Tortola, , VG)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428900 on 05/31/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage regulator control integrated circuit includes constituent parts including an error amplifier circuit, a comparator circuit, a compensation signal generator circuit, an oscillator/one-shot circuit, a latch, and a current sense circuit. In a first example, the integrated circuit is operable in a first mode and in a second mode. In the first mode, the various parts are configured and interconnected in such a way that they operate together as a valley current mode regulator control circuit. In the second mode, the various parts are configured and interconnected in such a way that they operate together as a current-mode constant on-time mode regulator control circuit. In another example, a voltage regulator control integrated circuit has the same basic constituent parts and is operable in a first mode as a peak current mode regulator control circuit, or in a second mode as a constant off-time time mode regulator control circuit.

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


Variable stiffening device comprising electrode stacks in a flexible envelope
Patent No. 11139755 

Inventor(s): Michael P. Rowe (Pinckney, 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: 16778011 on 01/31/2020 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable stiffening device that includes a flexible envelope having a fluid chamber, a dielectric fluid housed within the fluid chamber, and an electrode stack that includes a plurality of electrodes and one or more abrasive strips. The electrode stack is housed within the fluid chamber and is configured to receive voltage. In addition, the one or more abrasive strips are each positioned between adjacent electrodes, such that when voltage is applied to the electrode stack thereby electrostatically drawing adjacent electrodes together, the one or more abrasive strips generate frictional engagement between adjacent electrodes to actuate the variable stiffening device from a relaxed state to a rigid state.

[H02N] ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Integrated circuit devices with receiver chain peak detectors
Patent No. 11139791 

Inventor(s): Arnab Das (Bangalore, , IN), Harikrishna Parthasarathy (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16575132 on 09/18/2019 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit device is provided. In some examples, the integrated circuit device includes an amplifier stage that receives an input signal and a control signal and provides an amplified signal in response. A main path is coupled to the amplifier stage that receives the amplified signal and provides a first feedback signal corresponding to a signal strength of a data-bearing portion of the input signal. A control path also receives the amplified signal and provides a second feedback signal corresponding to a signal strength of the data-bearing portion and an interference component. A gain control circuit is coupled to the main path and the control path that receives the first and second feedback signals and provides the control signal in response to the feedback signals. In some such examples, the control path and main path include separate mixer stages with different performance characteristics.

[H03G] CONTROL OF AMPLIFICATION (impedance networks, e.g. attenuators, H03H; control of transmission in lines H04B 3/04)


Clock filter with negative resistor circuit
Patent No. 11139799 

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16943561 on 07/30/2020 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a filter, a first inverter, and a second inverter. The filter is coupled to an input of the first inverter. The second inverter includes an input and an output. The input of the second inverter is coupled to the output of the first inverter. The output of the second inverter is coupled to the input of the first inverter.

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


Power-on reset circuit
Patent No. 11139801 

Inventor(s): Avinash Shreepathi Bhat (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17034157 on 09/28/2020 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power-on reset (POR) circuit includes first, second and third resistors. A first transistor has a first control terminal and first and second voltage terminals. A second transistor has a second control terminal and third and fourth voltage terminals. A third transistor has a third control terminal and fifth and sixth voltage terminals. The first control terminal is coupled via the first resistor to the second voltage terminal. The third voltage terminal is coupled via the second resistor to the first voltage terminal. The second control terminal is coupled via the third resistor to the fourth voltage terminal. The third control terminal is coupled to the third voltage terminal. The fifth voltage terminal is coupled to the first control terminal. A voltage buffer is coupled to the fifth voltage terminal.

[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]


Buffer circuit
Patent No. 11139807 

Inventor(s): Rajat Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN), Srikanth Srinivasan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16937712 on 07/24/2020 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit that includes a first diode, a second diode, a comparator having a comparator first arm and a comparator second arm, and an inverter. The first diode has a first terminal coupled to a first node and a second terminal. The second diode is coupled in series between the second terminal of the first diode and a second node. The comparator first arm includes a first plurality of transistor devices and is coupled to a third node. The comparator second arm includes a second plurality of transistor devices and is coupled to the second node, wherein the second plurality of transistor devices is greater in number than the first plurality of transistor devices. The inverter has an input coupled to the comparator and an output coupled to a fourth node.

[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]


Sample and hold circuit with indefinite holding time
Patent No. 11139823 

Inventor(s): Kaustubh Ulhas Gadgil (Bangalore, , IN), Rahul Vijay Kulkarni (Bangalore, , IN), Shridhar Atmaram More (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16856194 on 04/23/2020 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a capacitive digital to analog converter (CDAC) that further includes a plurality of capacitors to sample an analog input signal. The sampled analog input signal is converted into a digital signal and the digital signal is stored by a successive approximation register (SAR). Thereafter, the SAR regenerates the stored digital signal to a reset plurality of capacitors, and a comparator is configured as an amplifier to generate an equivalent analog voltage of the stored digital 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]


Beacon slot allocation in prime
Patent No. 11139857 

Inventor(s): Kumaran Vijayasankar (Dallas, TX), Ramachandran Ananthakrishnan (Richardson, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allem, TX), Susan Yim (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16776681 on 01/30/2020 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently allocating beacon slot among multiple nodes on multiple levels within a power line communication network are described. In various implementations, these systems and methods may be applicable to Power Line Communications (PLC). For example, a method may include performing, by a communications device, assigning beacon transmission times to nodes within the communication device”s network. The assigned beacon transmission times comprise a beacon slot and frame pattern. The beacon slot and frame pattern ensure that each node does not transmit a beacon in a beacon slot that is adjacent to a beacon slot assigned to a parent or child node. A beacon transmission slot is reserved for a base node in every frame. The frames may be organized into thirty-two-frame superframes, wherein each frame comprises a base node beacon slot and four switch node beacon slots.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Resonant circuit dynamic optimization system and method
Patent No. 11139860 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Knight (Yokohama, , JP), Patrick Kawamura (Fairview, TX), Ross E. Teggatz (The Colony, TX), Wayne T. Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907642 on 06/22/2020 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resonant circuit dynamic optimization system is described herein that can exhibit improved system charging functionality, can have multi-input charging functionality, and can improve the efficiency and speed of charging electronic devices. The resonant circuit dynamic optimization system can comprise at least one antenna configured to receive or transmit an electromagnetic signal, at least one variable component, and at least one dynamic adjustment circuit. The dynamic adjustment circuit can adjust the variable component to thereby modify the power transfer efficiency of the electromagnetic signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Configuration of rate matching and interference measurement resources for coordinated multi-point transmission
Patent No. 11139862 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Dallas, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14066379 on 10/29/2013 (2898 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and an apparatus indicate and identify a ZP-CSI-RS configuration. The method for identifying includes identifying a DCI format and the ZP-CSI-RS configuration in response to receiving one or more control messages where a first set of ZP-CSI-RS configuration or configurations are configured to be used for DCI Format 1A and a second set of ZP-CSI-RS configuration or configurations are configured to be used for DCI Format 2D or 2C. The method also includes identifying a PDSCH rate matching based on the identified ZP-CSI-RS configuration. The method for indicating includes transmitting a dynamic signaling control message comprising an indication of a DCI format. The method also includes transmitting transmit a higher layer signaling control message comprising an indication of the ZP-CSI-RS configuration or configurations.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for radio link sharing
Patent No. 11139887 

Inventor(s): Ping Shi (San Diego, CA), Wee Kian Toh (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915855 on 03/08/2018 (1307 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a first user equipment (UE) from a second UE, identity information and transmitting, by the first UE to a communications controller, the identity information. The method also includes receiving, by the first UE from the communications controller, a first packet after transmitting the identity information and transmitting, by the first UE to the second UE, the first packet in accordance with the identity information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network signaling for network-assisted interference cancellation and suppression
Patent No. 11139905 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (Houston, TX), Eko N. Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Ralf Matthias Bendlin (Plano, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505066 on 07/08/2019 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a cellular communication network that can determine whether communications between one base station-UE pair may interfere with another UE that is in the same cell or a different cell. The network identifies interference parameters associated with interference signals that may be received by a UE. The interference signals may be generated by the base station itself, such as communications with other UEs, or by a neighboring base station. The base station transmits the interference parameters to the UE. The UE receives the one or more parameters comprising information about signals expected to cause intra-cell or inter-cell interference. The UE then processes received signals using the one or more parameters to suppress the intra-cell or inter-cell interference.

[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)


CSI reference resource and CQI report for MTC operation
Patent No. 11139910 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380563 on 04/10/2019 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for deriving channel feedback for a physical channel based on an indication of the number of transmission repetitions. In some embodiments, a method for use in a wireless device for determining channel feedback for a physical channel includes receiving control signaling including an indication of a number of transmission repetitions of the physical channel. The method also includes deriving the channel feedback for the physical channel based on the indication of the number of transmission repetitions, where a code rate corresponding to the channel feedback corresponds to an effective channel code rate of the physical channel occupying a group of physical resources including the number of transmission repetitions. In this way, the wireless device may report channel conditions that are better than the channel conditions corresponding to a single transmission, according to some embodiments.

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


Reduced power transmitter during standby mode
Patent No. 11139916 

Inventor(s): Brahmendra Reddy Yatham (Bengaluru, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bengaluru, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bengaluru, , IN), Sanjay Pennam (Visakhapatnam, , IN), Shailesh Wardhen (Bengaluru, , IN), Vamsi Krishna Kandalla (Bengaluru, ,
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16936065 on 07/22/2020 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmitter includes a data stream encoder layer having an output and a pattern generator having a bit pattern output. The transmitter further includes a first multiplexer having first and second inputs and a first multiplexer output. The first input is coupled to the output of the data stream encoder layer, and the second input is coupled to the bit pattern output of the pattern generator. While at least a portion of the data stream encoder layer is powered down, the pattern generator is configured to provide bit patterns on its bit pattern output, a control signal to the first multiplexer is configured to select the second input of the first multiplexer, and the first multiplexer is configured to output the bit patterns on the output of the first multiplexer.

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


Method and arrangements in a telecommunication system for handling status information of data units
Patent No. 11139921 

Inventor(s): Henning Wiemann (Aachen, , DE), Johan Torsner (Masaby, , FI), Michael Meyer (Aachen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806482 on 03/02/2020 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided in a receiving node for handling status information of data units transmitted from a sending node to the receiving node over a radio link. The receiving node establishes that a number of data units that has been transmitted by the sending node are missing. The receiving node sends a reduced status message to the sending node over the radio link, which message is reduced such that it comprises the negative acknowledgement for a first part of missing data units and omits negative acknowledgements for the rest of the missing data units. The omitted negative acknowledgement for the rest of the missing data units will not erroneously be interpreted as correctly received data units by the sending node.

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


Efficient hardware architecture for highly secure isogeny-based cryptosystems
Patent No. 11139970 

Inventor(s): Brian Craig Koziel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PQSecure Technologies, LLC (Boca Raton, FL)
Law Firm: Johnson Dalal (Local + 77 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17230197 on 04/14/2021 (174 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer processing hardware architecture system in a highly secure isogeny based cryptosystem that includes at least one computer processor operably configured to target accelerating operations involved in isogenies on elliptic curves and having a secret key register operably configured to register a secret key, a pseudo-random function, and a secret message buffer, each operably written to by a 2:4 demultiplexer circuit operably configured to receive outside data in regions therein and read by a 4:2 multiplexer circuit.

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


System and method for multi-certificate pinning
Patent No. 11139988 

Inventor(s): Gayathri Sundar (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16433024 on 06/06/2019 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a multi-certificate pinning. The innovative system configures servers with at least two certificates from multiple different vendors/sources with differing expiration dates. This provides lead time to replace voided/expired certificates. If a first certificate expires, the system uses another valid certificate for that server until the certificated is addressed, thereby avoiding service down times. Accordingly, providers are not required to expedite mobile app store submission.

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


User authentication using tokens
Patent No. 11140154 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16584653 on 09/26/2019 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to token-based authentication mechanism. A user token device may receive a first token from an authentication platform. The user token device may store the first token in a personal token chain corresponding to a user. The user token device may receive a token request, where the token request comprises an indication of a source. The user token device may retrieve, from memory, one or more second tokens that are assigned to the source and transmit the one or more second tokens to the authentication platform. The authentication platform may authenticate the user based on the received one or more second tokens.

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


System for selective mapping of distributed resources across network edge framework for authorized user access
Patent No. 11140165 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16518330 on 07/22/2019 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for secure distributed resource asset mapping across network edge framework for authorized user access is provided. The system being configured to: receive a request from an external user to access a first distributed resource within a first zone of a network, wherein the request comprises authentication credentials associated with the external user and requested components of the first distributed resource; authorize the request from the external user based on the authentication credentials; collect the requested components of the first distributed resource in the first zone of the network based on the request; project the requested components across an edge from the first zone to a second zone of the network thereby forming a second distributed resource, wherein only the requested components of the first distributed resource are visible to the external user on the second distributed resource in the second zone; and extract data from the requested components.

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


Security platform for multi-component system and services thereof
Patent No. 11140201 

Inventor(s): Amandeep Singh (Dallas, TX), Mathews Thomas (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16279007 on 02/19/2019 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of storing state information of a system component via a data block included among a hash-linked chain of data blocks of a blockchain, the state information identifying operating features of the system component at a first point in time, receiving, from the system component, re-computed state information of the system component captured at a second point in time that is subsequent to the first point in time, determining an integrity of the system component based on the re-computed state information and the previously stored state information of the system component stored among the hash-linked chain of data blocks, and transmitting information about the determined integrity to a computing system associated with the system component.

[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. 11140230 

Inventor(s): Mathew Oommen (Frisco, TX), Nathan A. Smith (Frisco, TX), Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16883656 on 05/26/2020 (497 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]


Systems and methods for blockchain wireless services in a controlled environment
Patent No. 11140263 

Inventor(s): Brian Francis Byrne (Irving, TX), Michael Francis Byrne (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16953676 on 11/20/2020 (319 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of providing blockchain wireless services in a controlled environment is provided. The method comprises a wireless communication device associated with an inmate of a controlled environment receiving one of a voice and video call from a device external to the controlled environment. The method further comprises the device placing the received call into a hold state and sending a request for validation of the call via a blockchain, the request identifying at least parties to the call. The method further comprises the device, upon receipt of validation, removing the call from the hold state; and enabling at least one of voice and video functionality for the parties. The method further comprises the wireless communication device sending the request for validation to a telecommunications server and the server conducting real time monitoring of the call. The method further comprises the device continuously recording the call.

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


Combining multiclass classifiers with regular expression based binary classifiers
Patent No. 11140266 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX), Travis R. McLaren (Southlake, TX), Vittal N. Gunturu (Coppell, TX), Wade W. Hiney (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16535600 on 08/08/2019 (789 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to obtain a text file generated based on a communication session; select topics for classifying communication sessions; and apply one or more trained machine learning models to the obtained text file to determine one or more most likely topics for the communication session. The processor may be further configured to apply regular expression binary classifiers, each associated with a different topic, to the obtained text file to determine a likelihood the communication session is associated with a particular topic; select a topic for the communication session based on the determined one or more most likely topics and the determined likelihood the communication session is associated with the particular topic; and classify the communication session based on the selected topic.

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


Pair-the-plan system for devices and method of use
Patent No. 11140274 

Inventor(s): Steven A. Millstein (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Aeris Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Brundidge Stanger, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15599835 on 05/19/2017 (1600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for connecting a device to subscriptions and cellular billing plans of separate users and for managing the concurrent use of the device by the separate users. A computer-implemented method comprises enrolling a device in a cellular subscription and billing plan of a user. The enrollment includes providing an identifier for the device to a cellular subscription, effectively adding the device to the cellular subscription and billing plan selected by the user. The method and system allows the user to use capabilities of the device as governed by the cellular subscription and an associated billing plan as selected by that user, while the device is also available for use by another user via another cellular billing plan, as selected by that user.

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


System and method for delivering an inbound fax from a server to a user as each page is received
Patent No. 11140280 

Inventor(s): David G. Mahaffey (Plano, TX), Eric C. D. Lenington (Dallas, TX), Michael P. Dagate (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FAXLOGIC, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16547286 on 08/21/2019 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for delivering a fax to a fax recipient includes receiving a multipage fax transmitted at a fax server. As each page of a multipage fax is received, a page event notification is generated. Each page of the multipage fax file is converted into a corresponding page file. A page complete notification is generated upon completion of conversion of each page of the multipage fax file into the page file. Access is enabled to the page file of the multipage fax file responsive to receipt of the page complete notification associated with the page file. Access to the page file is enabled while subsequent pages of the multipage fax are being received and converted to the associated fax file.

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


Sensor fusion based perceptually enhanced surround view
Patent No. 11140364 

Inventor(s): Aishwarya Dubey (Plano, TX), Martin Fritz Mueller (San Jose, CA), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690906 on 11/21/2019 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques including obtaining a first location of a vehicle, the vehicle having one or more cameras disposed about the vehicle, and wherein each camera is associated with a physical camera pose indicating where each camera is located with respect to the vehicle, capturing, by a first camera, a first image of a first area, associating the first image with the first location of the vehicle when the first image was captured, moving the vehicle in a direction so that the first area is no longer within a field of view of the first camera, obtaining a second location of the vehicle, determining a temporal camera pose based on the physical camera pose of the first camera and the second location of the vehicle, and rendering a view of the first area based on the temporal camera pose and the first image.

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


Hospitality property management tool and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11140421 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16901886 on 06/15/2020 (477 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, the system includes a set-top box located in a room at a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms. The set-top box stores various types of set-top box data and transmits the set-top box data to a remote server. The remote server receives and stores the set-top box data. The server may render a map view of the hospitality establishment based on obtained map data. The map view may include a graphical representation of the room and other rooms at the hospitality establishment. The server may annotate the graphical representation of the room with at least a portion of the set-top box data.

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


Personalized media guide for offline media devices
Patent No. 11140447 

Inventor(s): Michael James Brehm (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Rovi Guides, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haley Guiliano LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399753 on 04/30/2019 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are described for displaying a guide for media content available on a user device. An illustrative method includes retrieving media content guide data for a plurality of channels, identifying a first media content item that is not available for retrieval from a content source, in response to identifying the first media content item, identifying a second media content item that is related to the first media content item and is available for retrieval from the content source, retrieving, from the content source, the second media content item, and generating for display a media content guide interface for the plurality of channels, wherein an identifier of the second media content item is displayed in a timeslot for the first media content item.

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


Loudspeaker enhancement
Patent No. 11140478 

Inventor(s): Rahmi Hezar (Allen, TX), Rajan Narasimha (Dallas, TX), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15930957 on 05/13/2020 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for driving an audio speaker that has an impedance, the system comprising: a scaler having an analog input and a scaler output that is an attenuated analog input; an amplifier having an amplifier input coupled to the scaler output and an amplifier output; a current sensor having a sensor input coupled to the speaker and a sensor output, the current sensor configured to generate a sensor signal at the sensor output responsive to a current from the audio speaker; and a compensator circuit having a circuit input coupled to the sensor output and a circuit output coupled to the amplifier input, the compensator circuit configured to supply a compensation signal to the amplifier input by applying a transfer function to the sensor signal.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Integrated loudspeaker and control device
Patent No. 11140479 

Inventor(s): Douglas Laube (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Biamp Systems, LLC (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782049 on 02/04/2020 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method of operation may include receiving audio data at one or more microphones disposed in a corresponding plurality of network devices, identifying amplitude values of the audio data at each of the plurality of network devices, and each of the amplitude values identified at each of the plurality of network devices are different from each other of the amplitude values, determining at each of the plurality of network devices a location of the audio data based on a direction and amplitude of the received audio data, modifying the audio data for output via a plurality of loudspeakers disposed in each of the plurality of network device, and outputting, via the plurality of loudspeakers, the modified audio data, and each loudspeaker outputs different versions of the modified audio data.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Method and device for ranking and geographically grouping inbuilding sectors
Patent No. 11140518 

Inventor(s): Derrick Shane Poer (Fort Worth, TX), Fahad Khan (McKinney, TX), Gunjan Thakkar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16848185 on 04/14/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may receive geographic data including analytics information relating to a geographic region of a network; receive user equipment data including analytics information relating to one or more user equipment of the network; receive node data including analytics information corresponding to one or more nodes of the network; and associate the user equipment data and the node data with the geographic data; identify a coverage index for the geographic region based on the geographic data and the associated user equipment data. The system may identify a capacity index for the geographic region based on the geographic data and the associated node data; determine a regional score for the geographic region based on the coverage index and the capacity index; generate a recommendation to service the geographic region based on the regional score; and perform an action based on the recommendation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Communication system
Patent No. 11140532 

Inventor(s): James Hardy Moore (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (Wilmerding, PA)
Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719095 on 12/18/2019 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and a communication system includes establishing a communication link between a first vehicle and an off-board database. The first vehicle and the off-board database are communicatively linked via a first communication system. A message from a second vehicle may be received via the off-board database. The second vehicle and the off-board database are communicatively coupled via a second communication system. A response may be communicated from the first vehicle to the second vehicle via the off-board database.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Inter-network access management for shared spectrum systems
Patent No. 11140559 

Inventor(s): Vishnu Vardhan Ratnam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732190 on 12/31/2019 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods for inter-network access management in an shared spectrum wireless communication systems. A method for a method for operating a network entity in a wireless communication system of shared spectrum resources includes transmitting, to a set of neighbor network entities in the wireless communication system, a coordination request message indicating an intended transmission power for a data transmission by the network entity; and receiving, from at least one of the set of neighbor network entities, a coordination response message in response to the coordination request message. The method further includes determining resources of the shared spectrum resources to use for the data transmission based on the intended transmission power and the coordination response message; and transmitting, to at least one terminal in a cell of the network entity, the data transmission based on the determined resources.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Overlay of millimeter wave (mmWave) on citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) for next generation fixed wireless (NGFW) deployment
Patent No. 11140560 

Inventor(s): Tony Wah-Tung Wong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16869833 on 05/08/2020 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: An overlay of millimeter wave (mmWave)-capable cells are added to a citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) network to provide coverage in a next generation fixed wireless (NGFW) network. The availability of mmWave spectrum, with limited reach, can be utilized as a wireless backhaul for subsequent hops. In one aspect, integrated access front-haul nodes (IAFHNs) that are utilized for mmWave transmissions at a second (and/or subsequent) hop can be deployed with self-aligning receivers. Further, the IAFHNs can facilitate adaptive resource allocation scheduling in an integrated access and backhaul (IAB) chain. In addition, an interface between macro access points can be enhanced to enable the adaptive resource allocation on the IAB chain. In one aspect, a fixed user equipment (UE) can be configured with dual connectivity (DC) and a network operator can offer different tiers of services based on a location of the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Matching user and control plane data in a network system using control and user plane separation
Patent No. 11140566 

Inventor(s): John Peter Curtin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems, Inc (Westford, MA)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16849480 on 04/15/2020 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system having a network monitor communicating with U and C probes monitoring SGW-U and SGW-Cs. The U probes buffer captured user plane packets from which they determine new sessions and send new session data to the network monitor, the new session data including an IP address pair of the corresponding U probe and SGW-U. The C probes inspect captured control plane packets, determine control plane packets having a same IP address as an SGW-U in the new session data, and send associated control data to a particular U probe having the IP address paired with the IP address of the SGW-U, wherein the particular U probe correlates the control data with buffered user plane packets and generates associated monitoring data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dynamic PDCP duplication with bearer modification, to help overcome reduced wireless quality
Patent No. 11140574 

Inventor(s): Ankur Sharma (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprint Spectrum L.P. (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16822575 on 03/18/2020 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system to help facilitate communication between a user equipment device (UE) and an access node that is serving the UE, in a scenario where a bearer is configured for the UE, the bearer having a defined set of quality-of-service (QoS) requirements for communication of user-plane data on the bearer. When wireless coverage of the UE from the access node is threshold poor, the access node and a supporting core network could interwork to loosen the set of QoS requirements of the bearer in an effort to avoid loss of the bearer. And upon loosening of the set of QoS requirements, the access node could invoke Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) duplication for the communication between the UE and the access node on the bearer, to help improve quality of the communication between the UE and the access node in presence of the threshold poor wireless coverage.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Avoiding media access control padding of trigger-based physical layer convergence protocol data unit
Patent No. 11140576 

Inventor(s): Matan Ben-Shachar (Kibbutz Givat Haim Ihud, , IL), Oren Aharon Shani (Kfar-Saba, , IL), Shai Erez (Tsofit, , IL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16814327 on 03/10/2020 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless station (STA) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) performs a method to avoid media access control (MAC) padding of a physical layer convergence protocol data unit (PPDU) (e.g., a trigger-based (TB) PPDU, etc.). The method can reduce current or power consumption by the STA, which can in turn optimize the STA and, in certain instances, the WLAN as whole. In one example, the method includes the STA receiving a trigger frame from an access point (AP). The trigger frame specifies a length of a PPDU. The method further includes the STA generating a TB PPDU based on the specifications in the trigger frame. In particular, the STA generates a PPDU that has a length that is less than the length specified by the trigger frame. The method also includes the STA transmitting the generated PPDU to the AP.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for efficient wakeup for beacon reception
Patent No. 11140627 

Inventor(s): Asaf Even-Chen (Rehobot, , IL), Liran Brecher (Kfar Saba, , IL), Oran Naftali (Petah Tikva, , IL), Yuval Jakira (Tel-Aviv, , IL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14987583 on 01/04/2016 (2101 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an embodiment, a system and method is disclosed for efficient wake up in a wireless communication device for receiving beacons without significantly affecting the battery power and data throughput. Wireless device receives beacons from network elements such as access points. If beacons are not received as scheduled within defined intervals, then the wireless device determines a pattern of beacon reception timings and uses a weighted score process to select the best possible reception timing pattern and uses it as the schedule for receiving beacons on going forward basis, thus avoiding staying awake at all time to receive misaligned beacons.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for common control channels in a communications system
Patent No. 11140661 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Jianghua Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qiang Wu (Beijing, , CN), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15464070 on 03/20/2017 (1660 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a communications controller includes selecting a search space configuration out of a set of candidate search space configurations for a user equipment served by the communications controller, wherein the search space configuration specifies one or more search spaces to be monitored out of a set of search spaces, and signaling the selected search space configuration to the user equipment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for frame based equipment operation of NR unlicensed
Patent No. 11140708 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16522588 on 07/25/2019 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) includes at least one processor configured to identify a channel access mechanism to gain access to an operating channel of unlicensed band, perform a listen-before-talk (LBT) operation over the operating channel according to the identified channel access mechanism and obtain a channel occupancy time (COT) for transmission and reception on the operating channel after the LBT operation is successful, and identify, within the COT, one or more switching points for the UE to switch from uplink (UL) transmission to downlink (DL) reception or from the DL reception to the UL transmission. The UE further includes a transceiver configured to transmit to or receive from a base station (BS) over the operating channel during the COT, and switch from the UL transmission to the DL reception or from the DL reception to the UL transmission based on the identified one or more switching points.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cellular network coverage using a vehicle-based data transmission extender
Patent No. 11140748 

Inventor(s): Gopal Kalaimani Senthilkumar (Frisco, TX), Michael C. Edwards (McKinney, TX), Neil Dutta (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16927738 on 07/13/2020 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for improving cellular network coverage using a vehicle-based data transmission extender. One such generalized method includes establishing communication between a fixed base station of a cellular network and a first wireless device, which includes a data transmission module that is part of a first vehicle. Data is relayed between the fixed base station and a second wireless device using the first wireless device to extend geographic coverage of the cellular network to the second wireless device. The method also includes at least one of: detecting, using a signal detector, a signal emitted from the second wireless device, the signal detector being part of the first vehicle; and tracking, using a data meter, an amount of data relayed via the first wireless device between the fixed base station and the second wireless device over the cellular network, the data meter being part of the first vehicle.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Closed loop temperature controlled circuit to improve device stability
Patent No. 11140750 

Inventor(s): Fuchao Wang (Plano, TX), Olivier Leneel (Singapore, , SG), Ravi Shankar (Singapore, , SG)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD (Singapore, , SG), STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233926 on 12/27/2018 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is provided having an active circuit. A heating element is adjacent to the active circuit and configured to heat the active circuit. A temperature sensor is also adjacent to the active circuit and configured to measure a temperature of the active circuit. A temperature controller is coupled to the active circuit and configured to receive a temperature signal from the temperature sensor. The temperature controller operates the heating element to heat the active circuit to maintain the temperature of the active circuit in a selected temperature range.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Lap desk bolster
Patent No. D932207 

Inventor(s): Patrick Hogan Sullins (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Creative Manufacturing, LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705739 on 09/15/2019 (751 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D932508 

Inventor(s): Richard Deitch (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29735211 on 05/19/2020 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Golf ball detector
Patent No. D932575 

Inventor(s): Larry W. Chism (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29697601 on 07/10/2019 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Circular light
Patent No. D932679 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29629537 on 12/13/2017 (1392 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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