Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 29

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

Patents granted include:
• ATT's crowd location-based analytics for transactions
Evergaze's apparatus for improving, augmenting or enhancing vision
• Futurewei Technologies' automatic identity detection
• Imagine Communications' splicing media files
 IBM's cognitive parking guidance
Lone Star IP Holdings' small smart weapon
Oldcastle Building Envelope's demountable wall system

 

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. 29, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 23
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 8
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 5
Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 4
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 4
Traxxas LP (McKinney) 4

Unassigned 6


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Manu Kurian (Dallas) 5
Manu J. Kurian (Dallas) 3
Binghua Hu (Plano) 2
Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen) 2
Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney) 2
Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland) 2
Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

188 days
Composite Aerostructure With Integrated Heating Element
Patent No. 10457405
Assignee: Triumph Aerostructures, LLC (Arlington)
Invetors: Ian C. Derx (Rowlett), Kyle B. Hardman (Shady Shores), Mark A. Calder (Midlothian)

4,144 days
Adaptable User Interface
Patent No. 10460003
Assignee: Oath Inc. (New York)
Inventor: Chris Mancini (Plano)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Seal element for anastomosis
Patent No. 10456139 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Robert Hadba (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Covidien LP (Mansfield, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15672888 on 08/09/2017 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seal element for sealing between tissue lumens includes a first material for allowing tissue ingrowth and a second sealant material.

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


Connectors for use in systems and methods for reducing the risk of proximal junctional kyphosis
Patent No. 10456174 

Inventor(s): Michael O”Brien (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Medos International Sarl (Le Locle, , CH)
Law Firm: Nutter McClennen Fish LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15663865 on 07/31/2017 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing the risk of PJK, PJF, and other conditions are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a longitudinal extension can be added to a primary fixation construct to extend the construct to one or more additional vertebral levels. The extension can be attached to a first attachment point, such as a spinous process of a vertebra that is superior to the primary construct. The extension can also be attached to a second attachment point, such as a component of the primary construct or an anatomical structure disposed inferior to the first attachment point. The extension can be more flexible than the primary construct and/or can limit motion to a lesser degree than the primary construct, thereby providing a more-gradual transition from the instrumented vertebrae to the natural patient anatomy adjacent thereto. The extension can be placed with little or no soft tissue disruption.

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


Picture coding and decoding
Patent No. 10456635 

Inventor(s): Clinton Priddle (Indooroopilly, , AU), Rickard Sjberg (Stockholm, , SE)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15803992 on 11/06/2017 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A picture with multiple slices is encoded by generating a coded slice representation for each of the slices. A slice flag is set to a first value for the first slice in the picture and corresponding slice flags of the remaining slices are set to a second defined value. A respective slice address is generated for each remaining slice to enable identification of the slice start position within the picture for the slice. A coded picture representation of the picture comprises the coded slice representations, the slice addresses and the slice flags. The slice flags enable differentiation between slices for which slice addresses are required and the slice per picture for which no slice address is needed to identify its slice start position.

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


 

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

Septums and related methods
Patent No. 10456786 

Inventor(s): Robert P. Luoma, II (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13796553 on 03/12/2013 (2422 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example apparatus including septums and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a septum that includes a first surface and a membrane coupled to at least a portion of the first surface. In addition, the example septum includes a second surface and ribs extending between the membrane and the second surface.

[B01L] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE (apparatus for medical or pharmaceutical purposes A61; apparatus for industrial purposes or laboratory apparatus whose construction and performance are comparable to that of similar industrial apparatus, see the relevant classes for industrial apparatus, particularly subclasses of B01 and C12; separating or distilling apparatus B01D; mixing or stirring devices B01F; atomisers B05B; sieves B07B; corks, bungs B65D; handling liquids in general B67; vacuum pumps F04; siphons F04F 10/00; taps, stop-cocks F16K; tubes, tube joints F16L; apparatus specially adapted for investigating or analysing materials G01, particularly G01N; electrical or optical apparatus, see the relevant classes in sections G and H)


Bond fixture composite splice fairing assembly
Patent No. 10456823 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Scott Oren Smith (Bedford, TX), Sven Roy Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15232256 on 08/09/2016 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bond fixture includes a frame that defines a chamber for receiving a component. At least one bladder assembly is mounted to the frame and extends into the chamber to apply a pressure to an adjacent surface of the component. A caul assembly is positionable about the component and receivable within the chamber. The caul assembly heats a localized portion of the component.

[B23P] OTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS (arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Providing a notification to an occupant using a vehicle seat
Patent No. 10457165 

Inventor(s): Heishiro Toyoda (Ann Arbor, MI), John K. Lenneman (Okemos, MI), Joshua E. Domeyer (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15443711 on 02/27/2017 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a notification of an upcoming acceleration to an occupant of a vehicle are disclosed herein. The vehicle includes a seat that is movable in one or more directions. The vehicle can identify a direction and magnitude of acceleration corresponding to an upcoming maneuver. The vehicle can also track one or more states of the occupant. The vehicle can generate control signals to move the seat based on the state of the occupant and the direction and magnitude of the acceleration for the upcoming maneuver.

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


Vehicle with a disconnectable handle
Patent No. 10457183 

Inventor(s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15885604 on 01/31/2018 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a body, a handle, and at least one connection site for the handle at which the handle is selectively connectable to the vehicle. The body defines a passenger compartment and a door opening, and includes a door over the door opening. The at least one connection site includes a home connection site on the door. When connected to vehicle at the home connection site, the handle, from its corresponding location on the door, is subject to being operated by a user to allow the door to open.

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


Acceleration learning/prediction from learned deceleration area
Patent No. 10457289 

Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Shannon Alicia Wrobel (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15448072 on 03/02/2017 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicle acceleration from a learned deceleration area or stop can be learned and/or predicted. While approaching a learned deceleration stop, deceleration data including a current accelerator off speed can be acquired. It can be determined whether there is an acceleration learning record for the learned deceleration stop. Responsive to determining that there is an acceleration learning record for the learned deceleration area, it can be determined whether the current accelerator off speed meets a qualification rule based on one or more prior accelerator off speeds included in the acceleration learning record for the learned deceleration area. Responsive to determining that the current accelerator off speed meets the qualification rule, an acceleration for the vehicle from the learned deceleration area can be predicted. The predicted acceleration can include a cruising speed that is substantially equal to the current accelerator off speed.

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


Mechanically Joining airframe members at solid insert
Patent No. 10457378 

Inventor(s): George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Keith Alan Stanney (Fort Worth, TX), Robert Mark Chris (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15601679 on 05/22/2017 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: An airframe assembly for an aircraft includes a first airframe member having first and second skins with a large cell core and a solid insert joined therebetween. The solid insert has a side surface at least a portion of which is adjacent to the large cell core. The first airframe member has a first set of openings extending through the first skin, the solid insert and the second skin. The airframe assembly also includes a second airframe member having a second set of openings operable to be aligned with the first set of openings of the first airframe member. Each of a plurality of fasteners extends through one of the openings of the first set of openings and one of the openings of the second set of openings securably coupling the first airframe member to the second airframe member.

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


Articulated rotor systems with pitch independent damping
Patent No. 10457380 

Inventor(s): Frank Bradley Stamps (Fort Worth, TX), Gary Miller (Fort Worth, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas Clement Parham, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636448 on 06/28/2017 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A proprotor system operable for use on a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter flight mode and an airplane flight mode. The proprotor system includes a rotor hub and a plurality of proprotor blades coupled to the rotor hub such that each proprotor blade has three independent degrees of freedom relative to the rotor hub including blade pitch about a pitch change axis, blade flap about a flapping axis and lead-lag about a lead-lag axis. Each of a plurality of spherical bearings couples one of the proprotor blades with the rotor hub. In addition, each of a plurality of lead-lag dampers couples one of the proprotor blades with the rotor hub, wherein each lead-lag damper is aligned with the pitch change axis of the respective proprotor blade, thereby providing pitch independent lead-lag damping.

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


Hydraulic shimmy damper
Patent No. 10457386 

Inventor(s): William E. Luce (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): GOODRICH CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15699644 on 09/08/2017 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A damper is provided for responding to relative movement of arms to which the damper is coupled. The damper includes a member, springs, a first housing and a second housing. The first housing includes a first body and first bellows affixed to the member and the first body by first joints to define a first interior. The second housing includes a second body and second bellows affixed to the member and the second body by second joints to define a second interior. The first and second interiors are configured to contain fluid charged therein and the member is configured to permit bi-directional flows of the fluid between the first and second interiors responsive to the relative movement of the arms and in opposition to an elasticity of the springs.

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


Rotor assembly with high lock-number blades
Patent No. 10457388 

Inventor(s): Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Gary Miller (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15398919 on 01/05/2017 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft rotor assembly has a central yoke and a plurality of rotor blades coupled to the yoke for rotation with the yoke about an axis, each blade having a Lock number of approximately 5 or greater. A lead-lag pivot for each blade is a radial distance from the axis and allows for in-plane lead-lag motion of the associated blade relative to the yoke, each pivot allowing for in-plane motion from a neutral position of at least 1 degree in each of the lead and lag directions. Lead and lag motion of each blade is opposed by a biasing force that biases the associated blade toward the neutral position, and the biasing force is selected to achieve a first in-plane frequency of greater than 1/rev for each blade.

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


Aircraft with thrust vectoring propulsion assemblies
Patent No. 10457390 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361155 on 03/21/2019 (222 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes an airframe and a distributed propulsion system including a plurality of propulsion assemblies coupled to the airframe. Each of the propulsion assemblies includes a nacelle, an engine disposed within the nacelle, a proprotor coupled to the engine and a thrust vectoring system. Each thrust vectoring system includes a pivoting plate, a rotary actuator operable to rotate the pivoting plate about a propulsion assembly centerline axis and a linear actuator operable to pivot the pivoting plate about a pivot axis that is normal to the propulsion assembly centerline axis. The engine is mounted on the pivoting plate such that operation of the pivoting plate enables resolution of a thrust vector within a thrust vector cone.

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


Composite aerostructure with integrated heating element
Patent No. 10457405 

Inventor(s): Ian C. Derx (Rowlett, TX), Kyle B. Hardman (Shady Shores, TX), Mark A. Calder (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUMPH AEROSTRUCTURES, LLC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell Skillman (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16393519 on 04/24/2019 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heated composite structure and a method for forming a heated composite structure. The structure includes carbon fibers embedded within a thermoplastic matrix. The carbon fibers are connected with first and second electrodes that are configured to be connected with an electric source such that applying current to the electrodes causes current to flow through the embedded carbon fibers to provide resistive heating sufficient to heat the composite structure to impede formation of ice on the composite structure.

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


Adaptive engine exhaust signature suppressor
Patent No. 10457409 

Inventor(s): David L. Miller (North Richland Hills, TX), Robert Michael Laramee (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15090013 on 04/04/2016 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exhaust system has an engine exhaust plane associated with an entrance to the exhaust system, an exhaust exit plane associated with an exit of the exhaust system, a forward cap movable relative to the engine exhaust plane and configured to selectively intersect the engine exhaust plane, and an aft cap movable relative to the exhaust exit plane and configured to selectively intersect the exhaust exit plane.

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


Weights for water immersion testing
Patent No. 10457422 

Inventor(s): David W. Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Scott O. Smith (Bedford, TX), Sven R. Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15371748 on 12/07/2016 (1056 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing a rotor blade is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base and an offset member configured to maintain the base at a selected distance from a set point. A clamping member is supported by the base and is receptive of the rotor blade at a selected location of the rotor blade, wherein the rotor blade is positioned against the set point. A slidable component supports the clamping member and slides the clamping member within the base to the selected location of the rotor blade. The free end of the clam shell assembly can be secured to a support beam that raises the clam shell assembly and rotor blade from the base for immersion testing.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

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

Infection control apparatus
Patent No. 10456493 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Gavri Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Ingrida Grossman (Point Roberts, WA)
Assignee(s): Allied Bioscience, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16013185 on 06/20/2018 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided for controlling hospital acquired infections by targeting critical control points for pathogen transfer. An infection control apparatus comprises an asset tagging unit; a spraying unit; a power supply unit; optionally a DNA/RNA sequencing unit; and a computing unit comprising a non-transitory computer-readable medium encoded with program instructions for controlling the asset tagging unit and the spraying unit to perform a method of infection control in the facility. In general, the apparatus is used to identify which assets are critical control points for pathogen transfer and to treat those assets with a residual self-sanitizing coating.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Shower pan drainage stability apparatus
Patent No. 10458111 

Inventor(s): Catherine Bodine (Princeton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871270 on 01/15/2018 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shower drain connector is provided having a vertical guide terminating at an upper end by a radial installation flange. The vertical guide forms a collar sleeve adapted to receive a drainage pipe in a contained manner. The collar sleeve has an inner diameter that larger than the outer diameter of a drain pipe being contained. The radial installation flange is less than or equal to 16 inches in diameter. A plurality attachment orifices adapted form connectors for receiving standard screw connectors positioned evenly radially about a periphery of the upper flange to allow for attachment of the flange to a subfloor such as to maintain a perfectly centered support for the drainpipe in spite of any on-site conditions.

[E03F] SEWERS; CESSPOOLS


Demountable wall system and method
Patent No. 10458130 

Inventor(s): Conor McDonald (Cleveland, OH), Gavin Brin (Concord, , CA), James P. Clark (Terrell, TX), Jarett Gibson (Terrell, TX), Jeffrey James Phillips (Grand Rapids, MI), Joseph Schiavone (Queen Creek, AZ), Kelley Douglass (Weston,
Assignee(s): Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265839 on 02/01/2019 (270 days app to issue)

Abstract: A demountable wall system includes a frame component. The frame component may include a front channel that receives a panel of the demountable wall system. In addition to the front channel, the frame component may include at least one of a front cover, a removable back cover, a leveling system, a supplemental channel, or a joining system. In some examples, the demountable wall system includes a door support system for movably supporting a door relative to the panel of the demountable wall system.

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


Tornado shelter
Patent No. 10458141 

Inventor(s): Sam Thomas Hensen (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. (Pleasanton, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15260229 on 09/08/2016 (1146 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protective enclosure that is primarily constructed from corrugated, symmetrical panel members of uniform shape. The panel members are made from steel. The panel members are connected together to form the walls and roof of the enclosure. The enclosure is connected to a cementitious member to anchor the enclosure. The enclosure is provided with a door that completes the enclosure and allows entry and exit from the enclosure.

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


Consistent entry hole shaped charge
Patent No. 10458212 

Inventor(s): William R. Collins (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262627 on 01/30/2019 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for specialized shaped charges that perforate similar sized diameter holes regardless of the fluid gaps between the shaped charge and the casing wall. Shaped charges having three conical or frusto-conical liner sections are disclosed, where the apex liner section has a larger conical angle than the outer liner section are disclosed.

[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

 

Apparatus having blue light source, dichroic mirror and phosphor converter to generate white light
Patent No. 10458612 

Inventor(s): Vikrant R. Bhakta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850698 on 12/21/2017 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: An illumination apparatus is provided that includes a yellow phosphor converter to receive a blue laser light beam and to convert a portion of the blue laser light beam to yellow light, a dichroic mirror optically coupled to the yellow phosphor converter to receive the phosphor-emitted light beam and to filter the phosphor-emitted light beam to provide a dichroic-filtered light beam, the dichroic mirror configured to pass yellow light and to reflect at least some blue light, and a blue light source optically coupled to the dichroic mirror to provide a blue light beam, the dichroic mirror configured to reflect the blue light beam in a same direction as the dichroic-filtered light beam.

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


Controlling air conditioner modes
Patent No. 10458691 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Pete Hrejsa (Frisco, TX), Yi Qu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796450 on 10/27/2017 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a request for operation of an air conditioner may be received. The air conditioner may include a cooling mode and/or a dehumidifying mode. In some implementations, a compressor speed for a compressor of the air conditioner may be determined, and which mode(s) of the air conditioner to allow may be determined based at least partially on the determined compressor speed.

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


Polymer ammunition having a primer insert with a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 10458762 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15937038 on 03/27/2018 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an polymer ammunition having a primer insert having a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive a polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the bottom surface and the groove is adapted to receive polymer at least partially over the bottom surface.

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


Small smart weapon and weapon system employing the same
Patent No. 10458766 

Inventor(s): Steven D. Roemerman (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): LONE STAR IP HOLDINGS, LP (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890045 on 02/06/2018 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weapon and weapon system, and methods of manufacturing and operating the same. In one embodiment, the weapon includes a warhead including destructive elements and a guidance section with a seeker configured to guide the weapon to a target. The seeker includes a detector configured to receive a distorted signal impinging on an objective lens from the target, memory configured to store target criteria and a correction map, and a processor configured to provide a correction signal based on the distorted signal, the target criteria and the correction map to guide the weapon to the target.

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


 

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Abandoned occupant danger alert system
Patent No. 10457200 

Inventor(s): Michael T. Gage (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16131202 on 09/14/2018 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more noxious gas detectors disposed within a cabin of a vehicle are used by an analyzer to determine that a rate of increase of measured noxious gas exceeds a first threshold, or that a level of measured noxious exceeds a second threshold, or both; and to generate an alert output responsive to the determination. Optionally, the analyzer may take remediation actions by emitting or transmitting commands to the vehicle”s control computer to stop or start the engine, start the air conditioning or heater, roll down windows, unlock doors, activate horns and lights, and even transmit alert messages to one or more recipients. In one embodiment, a window clip-on sign is provided with one or more sensors on an interior portion of the unit, and one or more alert means on an exterior portion to provide a portable and easy-to-use safety device.

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


Flight instrument warning display
Patent No. 10457417 

Inventor(s): Erik John Oltheten (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas Wayne Brooks (Starkville, MS)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16171672 on 10/26/2018 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are directed to flight instrument warnings that are configured to automatically adjust a low airspeed warning band on an airspeed indicator based on available torque margin and radar altimeter height. Warnings may be presented on a primary flight display or on flight instruments when a low airspeed band is entered.

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


Cognitive parking guidance
Patent No. 10458809 

Inventor(s): Hung Tack Kwan (Grand Prairie, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Shutts Bowen LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15042133 on 02/11/2016 (1356 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for cognitive parking guidance. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for cognitive parking guidance includes initially receiving in memory of a computer either an express or implied definition of a navigation waypoint for a specified vehicle. The method also includes retrieving from over a computer communications network into the memory of the computer, a set of available parking spaces within a pre-specified distance of the navigation waypoint and loading into the memory of the computer a context of the vehicle. The method yet further includes filtering the available parking spaces in the set into a subset of one or more available parking spaces in accordance with the context. Finally, the method includes displaying a location of a selected one of the parking spaces in the subset in a display of the computer.

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


Method for processing light sensor signals and light sensor system
Patent No. 10458841 

Inventor(s): Dan Jacobs (McKinney, TX), Eugene G. Dierschke (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ams AG (Unterpremstetten, , AT)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15535017 on 11/30/2015 (1429 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of a method for compensating variations in an attenuation of light of an optical filter of a light sensor system comprises illuminating a clear sensor and a color sensor of the light sensor system with a test light having a test spectrum. Therein the color sensor comprises the optical filter and is designed to predominantly sense light with a wavelength within a pass band of the filter; and the test spectrum has components outside the pass band. A clear test signal generated by the clear sensor and a color test signal generated by the color sensor are received in particular in response to the illumination with the test light. Then a first transmission value T is determined based on the clear test signal and on the color test signal. Finally, a compensation factor Kr, Kg, Kb is calculated to compensate the variations in the attenuation of light based on the first transmission value T and a nominal transmission value Tn of the filter.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


Water Detection Assembly
Patent No. 10458876 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX), Cory Matheson (Celina, TX), Kade Scott (The Colony, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): HS Labs, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Pizarro Allen PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636335 on 06/28/2017 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water detection device that includes a water-activated battery configured to supply an electrical voltage upon contact with water, a device housing configured to receive the water-activated battery and one or more first electronic components, where the device housing has a plurality of ports that are configured to facilitate insertion and removal of the one or more first electronic components, and a modular housing disposed in a first port of the plurality of ports of the device housing, where the modular housing has one or more second electronic components communicatively coupled to the water-activated battery via the first port, such that the water-activated battery supplies the electrical voltage to the one or more second electronic components upon contact with water.

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


Infrared analytical sensor for soil or water and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 10458907 

Inventor(s): Ecatherina Roodenko (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MAX-IR LABS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990195 on 05/25/2018 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: An infrared (IR) sensor and a method of detecting molecular species in a liquid. In one embodiment, the IR sensor includes: (1) an IR light source configured to emit IR light, (2) a sensing element configured to receive the IR light, the IR light generating an evanescent field about the sensing element as the IR light propagates therethrough, molecules in a subject liquid interacting with the evanescent field and affecting a characteristic of the IR light and (3) an IR light detector configured to receive the IR light from the sensing element and detect the characteristic.

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


Calibration device and method for calibrating an ignition interlock device
Patent No. 10458975 

Inventor(s): Michael Lyon (Redlands, CA)
Assignee(s): 1A Smart Start, LLC (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14706402 on 05/07/2015 (1636 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interlock data collection and calibration system has a device computer, and a gas sample delivery system for delivering a first gas sample and a second gas sample to the ignition interlock device, the first and second gas samples having different predetermined concentrations of alcohol. The device computer includes a calibration program for calibrating the ignition interlock device using the first gas sample, and then delivering the second gas sample to the ignition interlock device to verify that the ignition interlock device correctly determines the second alcohol concentration of the second sample gas.

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


Shadow protocol circuit producing enable, address, and address control signals
Patent No. 10459028 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16043468 on 07/24/2018 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a process and apparatus for accessing devices on a substrate. The substrate may include only full pin JTAG devices ([b]504[/b]), only reduced pin JTAG devices ([b]506[/b]), or a mixture of both full pin and reduced pin JTAG devices. The access is accomplished using a single interface ([b]502[/b]) between the substrate ([b]408[/b]) and a JTAG controller ([b]404[/b]). The access interface may be a wired interface or a wireless interface and may be used for JTAG based device testing, debugging, programming, or other type of JTAG based operation.

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


Measuring internal signals of an integrated circuit
Patent No. 10459030 

Inventor(s): Kushal D Murthy (Bangalore, , IN), Manish Parmar (Bangalore, , IN), Muthusubramanian Venkateswaran (Bengaluru, , IN), Preetam Tadeparthy (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15788292 on 10/19/2017 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) is provided with functional logic having a plurality of internal signal lines and test logic. The test logic has a plurality of inputs coupled to the plurality of internal signal lines and with an output coupled to a first external pin of the integrated circuit. The test logic includes a buffer, and the test logic is configured to selectively couple each of the signals received on the plurality of signal lines either directly or via the buffer to the first external pin of the IC. The test logic is configured to selectively couple a signal received on a second external pin of the IC either directly or via the buffer to the first external pin of the IC in order to calibrate the buffer.

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


Integrated fluxgate magnetic gradient sensor
Patent No. 10459040 

Inventor(s): Gebhard Haug (Moessingen, , DE), Martijn Fridus Snoeij (Erding, , DE), Viola Schffer (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15162776 on 05/24/2016 (1253 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated fluxgate magnetic gradient sensor includes a common mode sensitive fluxgate magnetometer and a differential mode sensitive fluxgate magnetometer. The common mode sensitive fluxgate magnetometer includes a first core adjacent to a second core. The first and second cores are wrapped by a first excitation wire coil configured to receive an excitation current that affects a differential mode magnetic field. The differential mode sensitive fluxgate magnetometer includes a third core adjacent to the first core and a fourth core adjacent to the second core. The third and fourth cores are wrapped by a second excitation wire coil configured to receive an excitation current that affects a common mode magnetic field.

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


High density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods
Patent No. 10459184 

Inventor(s): Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell, TX), Kevin Lee Strause (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376529 on 04/05/2019 (207 days app to issue)

Abstract: High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.

[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]


Optical image stabilization synchronization of gyroscope and actuator drive circuit
Patent No. 10459243 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hung Tai (Dallas, TX), Felix Kim (Plano, TX), Mark A. Lysinger (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927387 on 03/21/2018 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments provide an optical image stabilization circuit that synchronizes its gyroscope and drive circuit using gyroscope data ready signals and gyroscope reset signals. In response to a gyroscope data ready signal, the optical image stabilization circuit synchronously obtains position measurements of a camera lens when power drive signals are not transitioning from one power level to another power level, and synchronously transitions the power drive signals simultaneously with gyroscope reset signals. By synchronizing the gyroscope and the drive circuit, the gyroscope and other onboard sensing circuits are isolated from noise generated by the drive circuit.

[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]


UV curable coating compositions for improved abrasion resistance
Patent No. 10459248 

Inventor(s): Robert Valeri (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15540197 on 12/30/2014 (1764 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic article and methods of manufacturing the ophthalmic article are described herein. The ophthalmic article can include a first coating and a second coating. The first coating can include an abrasion resistant coating that includes flexible materials. The abrasion resistant coating can be radiation cured. The second coating can include a sputter-applied anti-reflective (AR) coating. Such an ophthalmic article can have a Bayer value of at or between 1.25 and 2.6, between 1.25 and 2.0 or 1.25 and 1.75; and a hand steel wool value of 3 or less.

[G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES


Apparatus and method for improving, augmenting or enhancing vision
Patent No. 10459254 

Inventor(s): Patrick R. Antaki (Plano, TX), Ronnie Dunn (McKinney, TX), Russell Lemburg (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Evergaze, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15119399 on 02/19/2015 (1713 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides various apparatus and methods for improving, augmenting or enhancing a vision of a person that include a first camera, one or more sensors, a microdisplay, and one or more processors communicably coupled to the first camera, the one or more sensors and the microdisplay. The first camera is configured to acquire a first image of a scene facing away from an eye of the person. The microdisplay is configured to display a modified first image to the eye. In one operational mode, the one or more processors are configured to acquire the first image of the scene using the first camera, modify the first image based on one or more vision improvement parameters, and display the modified first image on the microdisplay to improve, augment or enhance the vision of the person.

[G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES


Automatic tracking of a specimen holder moved from one specimen rack to another
Patent No. 10459410 

Inventor(s): Shahin Iqbal (Flower Mound, TX), Shiraz Iqbal (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13844607 on 03/15/2013 (2419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user may move a specimen holder from one specimen rack to another specimen rack. A database automatically tracks the movement of the specimen holder from a rack slot of one specimen rack to a rack slot of the other specimen rack. To track movement of the specimen holder, the user places a specimen rack on a specimen reader that determines the location of any specimen holders in slots of the specimen rack. The user removes a particular specimen holder from a particular rack slot of the specimen rack and the database is updated to reflect removal of the particular specimen holder from the specimen rack. The user places another specimen rack on the reader and inserts the newly removed specimen holder in a slot of the another specimen rack. The database is updated to reflect insertion of the specimen holder in a particular slot of the another rack.

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


Load current sense circuit
Patent No. 10459468 

Inventor(s): Ramakrishna Ankamreddi (Bengaluru, , IN), Saurabh Rai (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252041 on 01/18/2019 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current sensing circuit includes a pass transistor, a first sense transistor, a second sense transistor, a driver circuit, and sense circuitry. The driver circuit coupled to, and configured to generate a drive signal to control, the pass transistor, the first sense transistor, and the second sense transistor. The sense circuitry coupled to the pass transistor, the first sense transistor, and the second sense transistor. The sense circuitry includes a first sense circuit and a second sense circuit. The first sense circuit is configured to generate an output current proportional to a current flowing in the pass transistor. The second sense circuit is coupled to the driver circuit and is configured to set the drive signal to a predetermined voltage responsive to a voltage across the pass transistor being less than a threshold voltage.

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


Method and mechanisms to use phase change material to improve occupant comfort in automobiles
Patent No. 10459475 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15585947 on 05/03/2017 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: A temperature moderation apparatus is structured to be positioned in vehicle passenger compartment. The apparatus includes an outer shell defining an interior of the shell, the wall has an exterior surface structured and positioned for physical contact with a skin surface of a vehicle occupant. The outer shell wall also has a plurality of through-holes formed therein. A phase change material element is positioned within the shell interior. The phase change material element includes a stretchable, thermally-conductive outer wall and a quantity of phase change material positioned therein. A pressurization mechanism is coupled to the phase change material element, the pressurization mechanism is structured to pressurize the phase change material element so as to force portions of the phase change material element to extend from the interior of the shell into associated ones of the through holes and past the outer shell wall exterior surface.

[G05G] CONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY (“Bowden” or like mechanisms F16C 1/10; gearings or mechanisms not peculiar to this purpose F16H; speed changing or reversing mechanisms for gearings conveying rotary motion F16H 59/00-F16H 63/00)


Interactive display with tactile feedback
Patent No. 10459523 

Inventor(s): R. O”Neal Gray (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Tactile Displays, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132678 on 09/17/2018 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device including a housing having a first surface and a second surface, and an interactive display having a keyboard-enabled mode and a keyboard-disabled mode. The interactive display includes a first image display device disposed at the first surface that displays image data, and a physical keypad disposed at the second surface that provides tactile feedback to a user only when the interactive display is in the keyboard-enabled mode, the physical keypad being substantially smooth when the interactive display is in the keyboard-disabled mode.

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


Encapsulated pressure sensor
Patent No. 10459537 

Inventor(s): Dominique Paul Barbier (Longmont, CO)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15276341 on 09/26/2016 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: An encapsulated pressure sensor includes a pressure sensor having a pressure sensing surface and a mounting surface. The mounting surface is attached to a mounting substrate. A fluid contacts the pressure sensing surface of the pressure sensor. A deformable encapsulating member is attached to the mounting substrate and encapsulates the pressure sensor and the fluid.

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


Automatic full screen display
Patent No. 10459616 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey E. Pierfelice (Canton, MI), Sean L. Helm (Saline, 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: 15099705 on 04/15/2016 (1292 days app to issue)

Abstract: An on-board vehicle navigation system (NAV system) may provide a variety of information and may be integrated with a variety of on-board vehicle systems or features. The NAV system may have the display set to show information about a single system in a full screen mode or have the display divided to show information about multiple systems simultaneously (mixed display mode). The NAV system may allow the user to select an automatic switching from a mixed display mode to a full display mode upon the occurrence of predetermined system conditions. The full display mode may be temporary and automatically return back to the previous display mode or may require a user acknowledgement prior to returning back to the previous display mode. The switch to the full display mode allows more information to be communicated to the user.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable media for aggregating completion entries in a nonvolatile storage device
Patent No. 10459634 

Inventor(s): Shay Benisty (Beer Sheva, , IL), Tal Sharifie (Lehavim, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14929317 on 10/31/2015 (1459 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for aggregating completion entries in a nonvolatile storage device are disclosed. On method is implemented in a data storage device including a controller and a memory. The method includes receiving a request to post a completion entry that indicates an execution of a command by a data storage device and determining whether the completion entry is to be aggregated with one or more completion entries prior to being sent by the data storage device to a host device memory. The method further includes, in response to determining that the completion entry is to be aggregated, aggregating the completion entry with at least one other completion entry within an aggregation data store per predefined aggregation criteria and sending an aggregation of the completion entry and the at least one other completion entry to the host memory device in response to a trigger event.

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


System and method for managing data in non-volatile memory systems having multiple mapping layers
Patent No. 10459636 

Inventor(s): Igor Genshaft (Bat Yam, , IL), Marina Frid (Jerusalem, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15468801 on 03/24/2017 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is described for managing mapping data in a non-volatile memory system having a volatile memory cache smaller than the update table for the mapping data. The system includes multiple mapping layers, for example two mapping layers, including a master mapping table of logical-to-physical mapping entries and an update table of mapping updates, for a non-volatile memory. A processor swaps predetermined size portions of the update mapping table and master mapping table into and out of the volatile memory cache based on host workload. The update mapping table portions may have a fixed or an adaptive logical range. Additional mapping layers, such as an expanded mapping layer having portions with a logical range greater than the logical range of the update mapping portions, may also be included and may be swapped into and out of the volatile memory with the master and update mapping table portions.

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


Scalable boot options for a processor/controller
Patent No. 10459735 

Inventor(s): David Peter Foley (Sugar Land, TX), Santosh Kumar Athuru (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15178778 on 06/10/2016 (1236 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) chip and method of booting the IC are disclosed. The method includes determining whether a boot pin configuration has been programmed and responsive to determining that the boot pin configuration has been programmed, performing a boot method indicated in a user-defined boot table. Responsive to determining that the boot pin configuration key has not been programmed, the method performs a boot method selected from a factory-defined boot table.

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


Bad column handling in flash memory
Patent No. 10459787 

Inventor(s): Damian Yurzola (Santa Clara, CA), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL), Madhuri Kotagiri (Santa Clara, CA), Michael Altshuler (Sunnyvale, CA), Rajeev Nagabhirava (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15709769 on 09/20/2017 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a flash memory, redundant columns are used alternatively as replacement columns for replacing bad columns or to provide additional redundancy for ECC encoding. Locations of bad columns are indicated to a soft-input ECC decoder so that data bits from bad columns are treated as having a lower reliability than data bits from other columns.

[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)


Streaming engine with separately selectable element and group duplication
Patent No. 10459843 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395028 on 12/30/2016 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. An element duplication unit optionally duplicates data element an instruction specified number of times. A vector masking unit limits data elements received from the element duplication unit to least significant bits within an instruction specified vector length. If the vector length is less than a stream head register size, the vector masking unit stores all 0”s in excess lanes of the stream head register (group duplication disabled) or stores duplicate copies of the least significant bits in excess lanes of the stream head register.

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


System and method for managing electromagnetic interference for electronic devices
Patent No. 10459874 

Inventor(s): Binu Ariyappallil Joseph (Rowlett, TX), Jamie Lane Graves (Corinth, TX), Thomas Brian Olson (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15158495 on 05/18/2016 (1259 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an embodiments, a system and method for managing electromagnetic interference in an electronic charging unit is disclosed. The operating frequencies of multiple electronic devices interfacing with the electronic charging unit may be dynamically altered to manage electromagnetic interference from each electronic device such that the aggregated electromagnetic interference from all electronic devices remains within predetermined limits.

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


System and method for splicing media files
Patent No. 10459943 

Inventor(s): Cuong T. Nguyen (Austin, TX), Jonathan R. Brickey (Austin, TX), Prabhudev I. Hosur (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15046595 on 02/18/2016 (1349 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprising receiving a request for media content from a client, accessing a plurality of source files associated with the requested media content based on the request, wherein the plurality of source files comprise the media content in one or more source formats, and generating a portion of a plurality of target files based on the plurality of source files. The method further comprising generating an auxiliary file for the generated portion of the plurality of target files to facilitate transmission of the generated portion of the plurality of target files to the client and transmitting to the client as a seamless media transmission the generated portion of the plurality of target files, wherein the portion of the plurality of target files are transmitted to the client simultaneously with generation of another portion of the plurality of target files and a corresponding auxiliary file.

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


Automated response system using smart data
Patent No. 10459958 

Inventor(s): Gopikrishna Nemalikanti (Frisco, TX), Jerzy Miernik (Allen, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15689138 on 08/29/2017 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to analyzing smart data using an automated response system. A computing platform may receive, from a user device, user feedback information comprising user feedback corresponding to an enterprise organization. Thereafter, the computing platform may identify, based on the user feedback information, identification information comprising a sender of the user feedback and an issue corresponding to the user feedback. Then, the computing platform may retrieve, from a hierarchical rules server and based on the identification information, hierarchy information comprising a hierarchy ranking of a plurality of automated responses. Subsequently, the computing platform may determine, based on analyzing the hierarchy information and the user feedback, an automated response from the plurality of automated responses. Next, the computing platform may generate one or more commands directing an external response server to execute the automated response. Then, the computing platform may transmit the one or more commands.

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


Clustering a set of natural language queries based on significant events
Patent No. 10459960 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346364 on 11/08/2016 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: Clustering a set of natural language queries NLQs based on a set of significant events retrieved from a corpus stored in a computer system is described. A set of NLQs is used by a search engine for searching a selected corpus to retrieve respective sets of significant events. The set of NLQs is clustered into a plurality of NLQ clusters according to a threshold number of common significant events being returned by the search engine for respective members of an NLQ cluster.

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


Guided progressive search system and method
Patent No. 10459993 

Inventor(s): James Dehmlow (Bellevue, WA), Lalit Chiplonkar (Mason, OH), Sandip Patil (Cincinnati, OH)
Assignee(s): Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14964278 on 12/09/2015 (1420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is provided that facilitates a progressive guided search for PLM objects. The system may comprise a processor configured to generate a GUI that enables a plurality of objects classified by library nodes to be searchable via a selection of one or more library nodes and a selection of one or more filter values for a plurality of filters corresponding to different object features. The processor may be responsive to a selection of a library node and/or filter value: to determine a subset of objects having object features corresponding to the selection; to cause the subset of objects to be displayed in the GUI; to determine a second plurality of filters based on the determined subset of objects; and to cause the second plurality of filters to be displayed in the GUI in an order based on the filter values associated with the second plurality of filters.

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


Adaptable user interface
Patent No. 10460003 

Inventor(s): Chris Mancini (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OATH INC. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12145030 on 06/24/2008 (4144 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a client-server system where a client system presents a browser for user interaction, a browser user interface includes functionality for handling dynamic interface elements received by the browser in connection with received pages, presented as part of the browser user interface and modified in response to selected user input without requiring further interaction with a server. In addition to, or in place of, dynamic interface elements such as slide sheets, the browser user interface might also include a rotation display area, tool displays that can overlay a page, opaquely or semi-transparently, menu structures, and an ability for the user to modify a page layout without requiring server interaction. The browser might comprise storage for a plurality of rotation display items for storing a summary and a primary presentation for each rotation display item, logic for displaying, by the browser, primary presentations for less all of the plurality of rotation display items in the rotation display area, logic for displaying, by the browser, summaries for items wherein the number of summaries is greater than the number of primary presentations presented at one time, logic for highlighting, among the summaries displayed, the ones of the summaries that correspond to the primary presentations displayed in the rotation display area; and logic for rotating the plurality of rotation display items to display primary presentations for a different subsets of the rotation display items

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


Computer architecture for emulating an image output adapter for a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10460009 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16245028 on 01/10/2019 (292 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate an image output adapter for a correlithm object processing system that includes an actor engine. The actor engine is configured to receive an aggregated correlithm object corresponding with a mask and to identify a plurality of correlithm objects in the aggregated correlithm object. Each mask table is linked with a mask that defines an array of pixels of an image. The actor engine is configured to populate each pixel location in the mask with a correlithm object from the plurality of correlithm object in accordance with a mask table for the mask. The actor engine is further configured to determine a pixel value for each pixel location in the mask based on the correlithm object at each pixel location and to output a representation of a portion of the image based on the mask populated with pixel values at each pixel location.

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


Adjustment simulation method for energy consumption
Patent No. 10460049 

Inventor(s): Bryan Sons (Dallas, TX), Jack Bullock (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Cenergistic LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15214211 on 07/19/2016 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for analyzing energy savings for a building is provided. The method includes receiving a historical energy usage and a weather data for a building, a set of operations parameters describing building operations and a set of building system parameters describing building systems. A baseline configuration is submitted to a first energy consumption simulation to determine a baseline energy usage profile. A calibrated configuration is determined from the baseline configuration and the historical energy usage. The calibrated configuration is submitted to a second energy consumption simulation to determine a calibrated energy usage profile. A hypothetical configuration is determined from the calibrated configuration and a set of energy improvement measures. The hypothetical configuration is submitted to a third energy consumption simulation to determine a hypothetical energy usage profile and report. The set of energy improvement measures are approved and implemented based on the hypothetical energy usage profile.

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


System and method for managing cooperative synthetic identities for privacy protection through identity obfuscation and synthesis
Patent No. 10460129 

Inventor(s): Stephen Tyler (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15404722 on 01/12/2017 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method includes receiving, from a first requestor, a request to create a cooperative synthetic identity case for an original identity. The method includes determining whether a cooperative synthetic identity case has already been created for the original identity. The method also includes generating a case identifier that uniquely identifies the cooperative synthetic identity case. The method further includes associating the case identifier with an expiration period. The method also includes storing the cooperative synthetic identity case, the case identifier, and the expiration period to a memory. The method also includes sending the case identifier to the first requestor.

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


Preventing access of a host device to malicious data in a portable device
Patent No. 10460131 

Inventor(s): Eyal Sobol (Givat Shmuel, , IL), Nir Ofek Paz (Kiryat Tivon, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690387 on 08/30/2017 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device comprising a memory, a controller, and a host interface operative to connect with a host. The memory containing data locations access to which are controllable by a protection application which is executable on a host. When the host interface operatively coupled to a host data locations in the memory are accessible to an operating system of the host only under permission from the protection application. The controller communicates with the protection application running on the host for allowing the protection application access to data locations in the memory. Upon a host request for access to a data location, the controller determines if permission to access the requested data location is acquired from the protection application. The permission is based on determination of the protection application that the data location does not contain malicious data harmful to the host operating system, to any application and/or to any data on the host.

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


Automatic identity detection
Patent No. 10460153 

Inventor(s): Wei Jiang (San Jose, CA), Wei Wang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15352301 on 11/15/2016 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, the disclosure includes an object detecting device. The object detecting device is configured to execute the instructions to: obtain a first picture comprising a first object at a first time instant; determine a first feature pattern of the first object based on the first picture; generate a first feature map of the first object based on the first feature pattern; generate a first feature vector of the first object based on the first feature map; and send the first feature vector to a server. In this embodiment, the first feature vector is generated based on the first feature map by the object detecting device rather than starting another process of directly generating the first feature map based on the first picture. Therefore, the speed and the computing resource cost of generating the feature vector may be better.

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


Method and apparatus for determining summation of pixel characteristics for rectangular region of digital image avoiding non-aligned loads using multiple copies of input data
Patent No. 10460189 

Inventor(s): Deepak Kumar Poddar (Bangalore, , IN), Pramod Kumar Swami (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273930 on 02/12/2019 (259 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining a summation of pixel characteristics for a rectangular region of a digital image includes determining if a base address for a data element in an integral image buffer is aligned for an SIMD operation by a processor embedded in an electronic assembly configured to perform Haar-like feature calculations. The data element represents a corner of the rectangular region of an integral image. The integral image is a representation of the digital image. The integral image is formed by data elements stored in the integral image buffer. The data element is loaded from the integral image buffer to the processor when the base address is aligned for the SIMD operation. An offset data element of an offset integral image is loaded from an offset integral buffer when the base address is non-aligned for the SIMD operation. The offset data element represents the corner of the rectangular region.

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


Textile matching using color and pattern recognition and methods of use
Patent No. 10460199 

Inventor(s): Terrence A. Carroll (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Franklin Associates International Inc (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15523935 on 11/03/2014 (1821 days app to issue)

Abstract: Textile matching using color and pattern recognition and methods of use are provided herein. An example method includes analyzing an image ([b]305[/b]) of a first article of clothing to obtain color information and pattern information ([b]205[/b]-[b]230[/b]), comparing the color information and pattern information of the first article of clothing to color information and pattern information for a plurality of other articles of clothing (using Bayesian probability analysis to determine matched pairs, and providing a user with wardrobe suggestions using the matched pairs ([b]705[/b]-[b]740[/b]).

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


Dynamic progress recognition and recommendations based on machine learning
Patent No. 10460259 

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: 15830175 on 12/04/2017 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for dynamically recognizing progress and generating recommendations are provided. In some examples, a system may image data from an augmented reality device. The image data may include video images, still images, images of machine-readable code, and the like. The received image data may be analyzed in real-time to identify an object within the data. In some examples, machine learning may be used to identify one or more characteristics of the object. The identified characteristics may be compared to one or more pre-defined goals or limits and a notification may be generated based on the comparison. The notification may be transmitted to the augmented reality device and displayed on the augmented reality device. In some examples, based on the comparison, machine learning may be used to generate one or more recommendations and a notification may be generated including the recommendations and may be transmitted to the augmented reality device for display.

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


Crowd-location based transactions
Patent No. 10460308 

Inventor(s): Mark Easley (Frisco, 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: 14824746 on 08/12/2015 (1539 days app to issue)

Abstract: Crowd-location based analytics for transactions are provided. An assembly of mobile devices in a cell sector (or, in some embodiments, a cell) of wireless coverage can be determined. The assembly can be referred to as a crowd and can comprise a number of mobile devices greater than the cell sector”s average device occupation. Organization entities located within the cell sector also can be identified. A demand or interest for an asset (e.g., a service or merchandise) can be determined for the mobile device based at least on a device profile. The demand or interest can be associated with the organization entity that can provide the asset. Promotional information related to the asset can be sent to the mobile device and/or a device associated with the organization entity. The mobile device can present at least a portion of such information and a transaction related to the asset can be performed otherwise facilitated.

[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]


Kiosk gift card system and method
Patent No. 10460311 

Inventor(s): James R. Curtis (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): ARCH HOLDINGS, LP (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14596990 on 01/14/2015 (1749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gift card system and method for purchasing gift cards at a kiosk is disclosed. The system/method includes a gift card distribution kiosk located at a retail establishment that provides a user with access to a multitude of different forms of gift cards that may be purchased and printed onto a customizable card with a personalized message. The kiosk includes a kiosk processor interface, a gift card dispenser, a card reader and gift card management server connected to a network. The gift card management server, through the kiosk processor interface, provides vendor options to users to select and pay via the card reader. In another embodiment, the kiosk is used to redeem unused user gift cards for a reduced value user selected gift card, reduced cash value, full value store card, rewards points, bank debit, and/or electronic code user towards online purchases.

[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]


Method, medium, and system for service design and order fulfillment with technical catalog
Patent No. 10460331 

Inventor(s): Paul Hugh Wilkie Bishop (Dallas, TX), Todd Spraggins (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Potomac Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13936588 on 07/08/2013 (2304 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that provides a technical catalog is provided. The system defines items including metadata used by a fulfillment solution to drive service order fulfillment, where each item is used by the fulfillment solution to fulfill an order. The system further stores the items within the technical catalog, where the technical catalog includes a data store that stores metadata, and where the technical catalog defines a structure of the items. The metadata defines the key entities and behavioral elements used to specialize service order fulfillment capabilities such as service order orchestration, service order design and assign, etc. The system further designs the fulfillment solution to use an item to fulfill an order. The system further generates the fulfillment solution using the item.

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


System for user authentication based on linking a randomly generated number to the user and a physical item
Patent No. 10460367 

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: 15142931 on 04/29/2016 (1278 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for authenticating recipients of a physical item based on generating a random number and linking the random number to the physical item and the intended recipient. Once the intended recipient is in possession of the physical item and the generated random number, the intended recipient is authorized for the purpose of using/processing the physical item by presenting the random number for recipient authentication. In other specific embodiments of the invention, the physical item is generated with the random number included in place of personal information associated with the provider.

[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]


Method and apparatus of creating electronic forms to include Internet list data
Patent No. 10460372 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148160 on 10/01/2018 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed that create an electronic form based on table data provided by Internet searching operations. One example may include determining at least one search term, querying, via a server, information provided by at least one network based on the search term, and copying at least one data table resulting from the information discovered during the querying operation. Additional operations may include parsing the at least one data table and storing the information in the server, displaying the data table to an end user so that the end user may select whether the data table should be included in the electronic form, and providing the user with the option to select and edit the contents of the data table. Upon the user”s approval the data table may be copied into the electronic form.

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


System for transmission and use of aggregated metrics indicative of future customer circumstances
Patent No. 10460383 

Inventor(s): Michael Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288819 on 10/07/2016 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network communication interface and a memory device storing an anomaly application and a resource application are provided. A processing device is operatively coupled to the memory device, wherein the processing device is configured to execute computer-readable program code to: determine the existence of an anomalous situation for a user; initiate the anomaly application to acquire aggregated metrics from third parties associated with the anomalous situation; and analyze the anomalous situation using the aggregated information. The aggregated metrics may be obtained from the entity system and/or from a third party system. The aggregated metrics may comprise the historical financial record of a plurality of third parties. The aggregated metrics may be obtained by searching a datastore of the entity system for relevant information from a historical record of unrelated individuals.

[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]


Feature point identification in sparse optical flow based tracking in a computer vision system
Patent No. 10460453 

Inventor(s): Anshu Jain (Bangalore, , IN), Deepak Kumar Poddar (Bangalore, , IN), Desappan Kumar (Bangalore, , IN), Pramod Kumar Swami (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15266149 on 09/15/2016 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for sparse optical flow based tracking in a computer vision system is provided that includes detecting feature points in a frame captured by a monocular camera in the computer vision system to generate a plurality of detected feature points, generating a binary image indicating locations of the detected feature points with a bit value of one, wherein all other locations in the binary image have a bit value of zero, generating another binary image indicating neighborhoods of currently tracked points, wherein locations of the neighborhoods in the binary image have a bit value of zero and all other locations in the binary image have a bit value of one, and performing a binary AND of the two binary images to generate another binary image, wherein locations in the binary image having a bit value of one indicate new feature points detected in the frame.

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


Recognition and reconstruction of objects with partial appearance
Patent No. 10460470 

Inventor(s): Jian Li (Austin, TX), Jun Zhang (Cambridge, MA), Lifeng Liu (Sudbury, MA), Xiaotian Yin (Belmont, MA), Yingxuan Zhu (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15643453 on 07/06/2017 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments include systems and methods structured to provide recognition of an object in an image using a learning module trained using decomposition of the object into components in a number of training images. The training can be based on an overall objectness score of the object, an objectness score of each component of the object, a pose of the object, and a pose of each component of the object for each training image input. Additional systems and methods can be implemented in a variety of applications.

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


Digital system and method for paint color matching
Patent No. 10460474 

Inventor(s): Nancy Peden (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): SWIMC LLC (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15320273 on 06/25/2015 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining first color information for each of a plurality of first samples of a first target color with a color measurement device connected to a computing device including a display. A digital color image of at least one first target color is displayed on the display. An offset value for each first target color is determined such that the digital color image of each first target color matches the corresponding first target color on each of the first samples. A second sample including a second target color is scanned to obtain second color information. A processor of the computing device determines, using the offset values of the first target colors, an interpolated offset for the display such that the digital image of the second target color matches the second tar get color.

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


Scannerless venue entry and location techniques
Patent No. 10460538 

Inventor(s): Matthew Servant (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Flash Seats, LLC (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16162061 on 10/16/2018 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: When attending an event at a venue, the attendee typically presents ticket information that is scanned by a venue scanner. The process associated with scanning can be dispensed with, which can improve attendee experiences, reduce costs associated with managing a venue, as well as other advantages. For example, instead of scanning a ticket at a point of ingress to the venue, a device of the user can self-scan the ticket, and then present indicia that indicates this process has occurred. The indicia can be presented to a guest services representative, who can verify that a valid ticket was redeemed by merely observing the indicia and without scanning.

[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)


LED light assembly with transparent substrate having array of lenses for projecting light to illuminate an area
Patent No. 10460634 

Inventor(s): David Siucheong Auyeung (Carrollton, TX), Simon Magarill (Mountain View, CA), William Y Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Ultravision Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16241067 on 01/07/2019 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light assembly includes a thermally conductive support structure, a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) attached to a circuit board and thermally coupled to a heat sink and a single transparent substrate with a corresponding plurality of optical elements over the LEDs. Each of the optical elements include a first portion configured to direct light in a second direction, a second portion configured to direct light in a second lateral direction, and a third portion configured to direct light in a third direction.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


Plating based pre-defined side shield and application in magnetic head
Patent No. 10460750 

Inventor(s): Feng Liu (San Ramon, CA), Jinqiu Zhang (Fremont, CA), Ming Sun (Pleasanton, CA), Xiaojun Zhang (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978660 on 05/14/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnetic recording head having an air bearing surface (ABS) includes a main pole, a side shield laterally spaced from the main pole by a first side gap and a second side gap, an electrically conductive non-magnetic gap material layer disposed between the main pole and the side shield in the first side gap, and a dielectric non-magnetic gap material matrix and a conformal dielectric spacer layer disposed between the main pole and the side shield in the second side gap. The dual side gap recording head can improve on track performance on write gap peak field, on track performance on write field gradient, ATI off track performance, WATER reliability and can provide advantageous writer and side shield saturation properties.

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


Systems and methods for generating stagger delays in memory devices
Patent No. 10460791 

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15924757 on 03/19/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a number of memory banks, an output buffer that couples to the memory banks, a number of switches that couple a voltage source to the output buffer, and a stagger delay circuit. The stagger delay circuit may include a resistor-capacitor (RC) circuit that outputs a current signal that corresponds to a data voltage signal received by the RC circuit. The stagger delay circuit may also include a logic circuit that determines a strength of the current signal and sends a first gate signal to a first portion of the switches based on the strength.

[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)


Systems and methods for high-performance write operations
Patent No. 10460816 

Inventor(s): Anubhav Khandelwal (San Jose, CA), Mohan Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Pitamber Shukla (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): Sandisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967572 on 04/30/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high-performance write operation to program data to a group of non-volatile memory cells may be completed in response to applying a single programming pulse to the group. Programming of the cells may be verified (and/or corrected) after completion of the command. Verifying programming of the cells may comprise identifying under-programmed cells, and applying an additional programming pulse to the identified cells. The under-programmed cells may comprise cells within an under-program range below a target level. The under-program range may be determined based on a threshold voltage distribution of the cells in response to applying the single programming pulse.

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


Area efficient parallel test data path for embedded memories
Patent No. 10460821 

Inventor(s): Nikita Naresh (Bangalore, , IN), Prakash Narayanan (Bangalore, , IN), Rajat Mehrotra (New Delhi, , IN), Vaskar Sarkar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896817 on 02/14/2018 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A built-in self-test (BIST) parallel memory test architecture for an integrated circuit, such as a system-on-a-chip (SoC), is disclosed. A BIST controller generates a test data pattern for memories of a common memory type, with this test data pattern forwarded to the memories, with pipeline delay stages inserted in the data path according to the operational speed of the memory in its normal operation. The expected data response of these memories, when read, and corresponding to this test data pattern is delayed for a group of memories by a local delay response generator shared by those memories. For example, the memories in the group of memories may be physically near one another. The local delay response generator delays the expected data response by a delay corresponding to the memory latency of those memories in the group, before applying the expected data response to local comparators associated with the memories in the group.

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


System and apparatus to provide current compensation
Patent No. 10461629 

Inventor(s): Konrad Wagensohner (Mauern, , DE), Markus Georg Rommel (Freising, , DE), Michael Uwe Schlenker (Marzling, , DE), Rebecca Grancaric (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16129707 on 09/12/2018 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to provide adaptive leakage compensation for powertrains. An example apparatus comprising a first current path including a first transistor and a second transistor; a second current path including a third transistor and a fourth transistor; and a current mirror including a fifth transistor and a sixth transistor, wherein a first ratio exists between the first transistor and the third transistor, a second ratio exists between the second transistor and the fourth transistor, and a third ratio exists between the fifth transistor and the sixth transistor, the third ratio greater than or equal to the second ratio, the second ratio greater than or equal to the first ratio.

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


Probabilistic classifying system and method for a distributed computing environment
Patent No. 10462026 

Inventor(s): Ying Victor Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15244290 on 08/23/2016 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A probabilistic classifying system for a distributed computing environment includes a computer-executable system for obtaining multiple measured values associated with the operation of a plurality of resources of a distributed computing environment. The system uses the measured values to generate a health metric assessment using a probabilistic classifier in which the health metric assessment comprising one of multiple finite health metric assessments. The probabilistic classifier generates the health metric assessment according to the obtained measured values and a statistical inference upon at least a portion of a plurality of previously obtained measured values of the resources of the distributed computing environment.

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


Method and system for data communication
Patent No. 10462223 

Inventor(s): Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833551 on 12/06/2017 (692 days app to issue)

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

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


System and method for waking up a radio communications module of a device
Patent No. 10462740 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), Zhenguo Du (Shenzhen, , CN), Zhigang Rong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15648945 on 07/13/2017 (838 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for method for waking up one of a plurality of radio communications modules (RCMs) of a first station includes receiving a wake-up configuration from a second station, placing the plurality of RCMs into a sleeping mode, receiving a wake-up signal from the second station on an auxiliary low-power radio receiver of the first station, determining a first RCM of the plurality of RCMs to wake up in accordance with the wake-up configuration, and waking up the first RCM from the sleeping mode to communicate with the second station.

[G08C] TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS (fluid pressure transmission systems F15B; mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member into a different variable G01D 5/00; mechanical control systems G05G) [4]


 

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Method for transmitting a quantized value in a communication system
Patent No. 10459079 

Inventor(s): Wenfeng Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ZTE Corporation (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15767136 on 10/10/2016 (1114 days app to issue)

Abstract: The presented invention claims new method for transmission of a quantization value by segmenting the quantization range into a number of number of contiguous value ranges, and using a quantization with scaling in each of value range, to reduce the quantization error, wherein the quantization is applied to those timing measurements when they are transmitted from the mobile station to the network server.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Computer implemented system and method for transforming web content for display on multiple form factors
Patent No. 10460019 

Inventor(s): Muhamad Daud (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NORTH AMERICA PHOTON INFOTECH LIMITED (Cybercity, , MU)
Law Firm: Patent 360 LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715644 on 09/26/2017 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure envisages a system that incorporates built-in semantic tagging capabilities. The system auto generates test cases based on semantic tags. The system envisaged by the present disclosure personalizes a web page (particular web content) for different users, based on the personalization criteria specified by each of the users. The system further transforms a desktop based website into a mobile form factor and vice-versa with minimal quantum of software programming. The system incorporates data driven test cases and eliminates manual scripting of test cases, by the way of providing JSON (Java Script Object Notation) data as an input point for a test. The system enables users to extend their presence beyond desktop applications, and onto other channels such as native mobile applications, by seamlessly transforming the web content from one form factor (current form factor) to another appropriate form factor (secondary form factor).

[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]


Bus mounts, power distribution systems, and methods for mounting buses in power distribution systems
Patent No. 10460856 

Inventor(s): Jason Parkerson (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160243 on 10/15/2018 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power distribution system comprising a bus bar, a frame member, a support block formed from a non-conductive material and having a first side and an opposite second side, one or more first fasteners extending beyond the second side and mechanically coupled to the bus bar, one or more second fasteners extending beyond the first side and mechanically coupled to the frame member, a first insulator located between the first side of the support block and the frame member, and a second insulator located between the second side of the support block and the bus bar. Other apparatus and methods are also disclosed.

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


Isolation structure for IC with epi regions sharing the same tank
Patent No. 10461072 

Inventor(s): Akram A. Salman (Plano, TX), Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15895694 on 02/13/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ESD cell includes an n+ buried layer (NBL) within a p-epi layer on a substrate. An outer deep trench isolation ring (outer DT ring) includes dielectric sidewalls having a deep n-type diffusion (DEEPN diffusion) ring (DEEPN ring) contacting the dielectric sidewall extending downward to the NBL. The DEEPN ring defines an enclosed p-epi region. A plurality of inner DT structures are within the enclosed p-epi region having dielectric sidewalls and DEEPN diffusions contacting the dielectric sidewalls extending downward from the topside surface to the NBL. The inner DT structures have a sufficiently small spacing with one another so that adjacent DEEPN diffusion regions overlap to form continuous wall of n-type material extending from a first side to a second side of the outer DT ring dividing the enclosed p-epi region into a first and second p-epi region. The first and second p-epi region are connected by the NBL.

[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]


Embedded tungsten resistor
Patent No. 10461075 

Inventor(s): Binu Kamblath Pushkarakshan (Bangalore, , IN), Keith Edmund Kunz (Bryan, TX), Russell Carlton McMullan (Allen, TX), Subramanian J. Narayan (Vijayanagar Bangalore, , IN), Swaminathan Sankaran (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14864538 on 09/24/2015 (1496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high TCR tungsten resistor on a reverse biased Schottky diode. A high TCR tungsten resistor on an unsilicided polysilicon platform geometry. A high TCR tungsten resistor between two parallel polysilicon leads on remaining contact etch stop dielectric. A high TCR tungsten resistor embedded in a intermetal dielectric layer above a lower interconnect layer and below an upper interconnect layer. A method of forming a high TCR tungsten resistor on a reverse biased Schottky diode. A method of forming high TCR tungsten resistor on an unsilicided polysilicon platform geometry. A method of forming high TCR tungsten resistor between two parallel polysilicon leads on remaining contact etch stop dielectric. A method of forming high TCR tungsten resistor embedded in a inter metal dielectric layer above a lower interconnect layer and below an upper interconnect layer.

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


3D stacked integrated circuits having functional blocks configured to accelerate artificial neural network (ANN) computation
Patent No. 10461076 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16169919 on 10/24/2018 (370 days app to issue)

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

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


Ferroelectric non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10461095 

Inventor(s): Yangyin Chen (Heverlee, , BE), Yingda Dong (Los Altos, CA), Yukihiro Sakotsubo (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938655 on 03/28/2018 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage element is provided that includes a control gate, a blocking layer including a ferroelectric material, a charge storage region, and a tunneling layer. The blocking layer is disposed between the control gate and the charge storage region, and the charge storage region is disposed between the tunneling layer and the blocking layer.

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


Photodiode array
Patent No. 10461105 

Inventor(s): Robert Allen Helmick (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, , AT)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15777604 on 11/22/2016 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photodiode array is disclosed and comprises a first photodiode comprising a first set of spatially separate and electrically interconnected photodiode segments. A second photodiode comprises a second set of spatially separate and electrically interconnected photodiode segments. A first group of photodiode segments comprises photodiode segments from the first and/or second set of photodiode segments. The photodiode segments from the first group of photodiode segments are radially arranged around a common center of symmetry in a common first distance with respect to the common center of symmetry. A second group of photodiode segments comprises photodiode segments from the first and/or second set of photodiode segments. Photodiode segments from the second group of photodiode segments are radially arranged around the common center of symmetry in a second common distance with respect to the common center of symmetry, wherein the first distance is different from the second distance. Each photodiode has an area matched counterpart photodiode forming a matched pair of photodiodes. The matched counterpart photodiodes comprise a matched set of spatially separate and electrically interconnected photodiode segments. Each group of photodiode segments comprises the corresponding matched set of photodiode segments.

[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]


LDMOS transistor and method of forming the LDMOS transistor with improved RDS*CGD
Patent No. 10461156 

Inventor(s): Jun Cai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15244616 on 08/23/2016 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: The Rds*Cgd figure of merit (FOM) of a laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor is improved by forming the drain drift region with a number of dopant implants at a number of depths, and forming a step-shaped back gate region with a number of dopant implants at a number of depths to adjoin the drain drift 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]


Three-dimensional memory device with thickened word lines in terrace region and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10461163 

Inventor(s): Jin Liu (San Jose, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Krishna Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL), Yoshihiro Kanno (Yokkaichi,
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15813579 on 11/15/2017 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate. Memory stack structures are located in a memory array region, each of which includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel. Contact via structures located in the terrace region and contact a respective one of the electrically conductive layers. Each of the electrically conductive layers has a respective first thickness throughout the memory array region and includes a contact portion having a respective second thickness that is greater than the respective first thickness within a terrace region. The greater thickness of the contact portion prevents an etch-through during formation of contact via cavities for forming the contact via structures.

[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]


Drain centered LDMOS transistor with integrated dummy patterns
Patent No. 10461182 

Inventor(s): Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX), James Robert Todd (Plano, TX), Stephanie L. Hilbun (Garland, TX), Xiaoju Wu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16021772 on 06/28/2018 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include integrated circuits, drain extended transistors and fabrication methods therefor, including a multi-fingered transistor structure formed in an active region of a semiconductor substrate, in which a transistor drain finger is centered in a multi-finger transistor structure, a transistor body region laterally surrounds the transistor, an outer drift region laterally surrounds an active region of the semiconductor substrate, and one or more inactive or dummy structures are formed at lateral ends of the transistor finger structures.

[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]


Antenna having dielectric sheet loading to control beam width
Patent No. 10461414 

Inventor(s): Gangyi Deng (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15516626 on 11/17/2015 (1442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cellular antenna having an array of radiating elements and a flat sheet of dielectric material in front of the antenna radiating elements and spaced about a half wavelength from the antenna phase center to provide an azimuth beam width that is narrower than without the dielectric sheet. The sheet of dielectric material may be continuous or segmented and a single layer or multi-layer. The amount of narrowing may be controlled by changing the thickness and dielectric constant of the dielectric sheet.

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


Compact card edge connector
Patent No. 10461467 

Inventor(s): Paul Rubens (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): FCI USA LLC (Etters, PA)
Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15875927 on 01/19/2018 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A card edge connector with latching that enables a compact connector. The connector includes a latch, centrally located along the connector. The latch may be aligned with an alignment rib of the connector housing, reducing the space required for the latch. In some embodiments, portions of the latch may be bifurcated so that the latch may straddle the rib. In this way, space for a latch in a circuit assembly using the connector may be less than in conventional connector with latches on each end.

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


Charging control for supercapacitor(s)
Patent No. 10461559 

Inventor(s): Gene Lee Armstrong (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): PRC TECH, LLC (Loudonville, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15241441 on 08/19/2016 (1166 days app to issue)

Abstract: Charge processes and systems are provided for charging a supercapacitor. The charging includes: charging a supercapacitor by applying a constant charge to the supercapacitor; and controlling termination of the constant charging of the supercapacitor. In one approach, the controlling termination includes dynamically determining, during the charging, a remaining charge time for the constant charging to substantially fully charge the supercapacitor; and allowing the charging to continue for the remaining charge time, and based on expiration of the remaining charge time, terminating the charging. In another approach, the controlling termination includes: dynamically determining, during the charging, an overcharge voltage value to be reached at the supercapacitor for the constant charging to substantially fully charge the supercapacitor; and allowing the charging to continue until the overcharge voltage value is reached at the supercapacitor, and based on reaching the overcharge voltage value at the supercapacitor, terminating the charging of the supercapacitor.

[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 for protecting and monitoring power electronic devices
Patent No. 10461668 

Inventor(s): Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15808020 on 11/09/2017 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for protecting a power electronic device is provided. The system includes a power electronic device and a controller. The power electronic device includes a piezoelectric substrate, a metal substrate coupled to the piezoelectric substrate, a semiconductor device, and a bonding layer positioned between the metal substrate and the semiconductor device such that the metal substrate is bonded to the semiconductor device. The controller includes a power supply, one or more processors, and one or more memory modules storing computer readable and executable instructions. The computer readable and executable instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the controller to: receive a temperature of the power electronic device, and provide a voltage determined based on the temperature of the power electronic device across the piezoelectric substrate.

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


Differential amplifier including cancellation capacitors
Patent No. 10461706 

Inventor(s): Bharath Karthik Vasan (Tucson, AZ), Martijn Snoeij (Erding, , DE), Srinivas K. Pulijala (Tucson, AZ), Steven G. Brantley (Satellite Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966946 on 04/30/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: In examples, a system comprises a differential amplifier coupled to a parasitic capacitor positioned between a first node and a first reference voltage source. The system comprises a buffer amplifier having an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal coupled to the first node and the output terminal coupled to a cancellation capacitor. The system includes a controlled current source coupled to the first node and the input terminal, the controlled current source coupled to a second reference voltage source. The system comprises a current sense circuit coupled to the cancellation capacitor and the second reference voltage source.

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


Amplifier class AB output stage
Patent No. 10461707 

Inventor(s): Vadim Valerievich Ivanov (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15912642 on 03/06/2018 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier includes an input stage, a folded cascode stage, and a class AB output stage. The folded cascode stage is coupled to the input stage. The class AB output stage is coupled to the folded cascode stage. The class AB output stage includes a high-side output transistor, a low-side output transistor, and a high-side feedback circuit that is coupled to the high-side output transistor. The high-side feedback circuit includes a high-side sense transistor and a high-side feedback transistor. The high-side sense transistor includes a control terminal that is coupled to a control terminal of the high-side output transistor. The high-side feedback transistor is coupled to an output of the high-side sense transistor and to the folded cascode stage. A first output of the folded cascode stage is coupled to the control terminal of the high-side sense transistor and to the control terminal of the high-side output transistor.

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


Baluns for RF signal conversion and impedance matching
Patent No. 10461717 

Inventor(s): Petteri Litmanen (Richardson, TX), Richard Francis Taylor (Campbell, CA), Siraj Akhtar (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16246643 on 01/14/2019 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples of a magnetically coupled structure on a substrate with an integrated circuit device, the structure includes a first coil in a differential configuration, a second coil located above the first coil in a generally stacked configuration, and a center tap connection to a winding of the second coil. The first coil includes a first differential terminal, a second differential terminal, and metal windings of the first coil. The first coil”s metal windings form a continuous spiral electrical path between the first and second differential terminals. The first coil”s metal windings include turns and crossing connections between the turns. The turns are fabricated in an integrated circuit metal wiring level, and the crossing connections are fabricated in at least one metal level other than the metal wiring level containing the turns. The center tap is positioned to create a balanced structure.

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


Reference-less frequency detector with high jitter tolerance
Patent No. 10461757 

Inventor(s): Gong Lei (Sunnyvale, CA), Hungyi Lee (Cupertino, CA), Liang Gu (San Jose, CA), Mamatha Deshpande (San Jose, CA), Shou-Po Shih (Cupertino, CA), Yan Duan (Ames, IA), Yen Dang (San Jose, CA), Yifan Gu (Santa Clara, CA, U
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15394364 on 12/29/2016 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, comprising a first sampling circuit configured to sample a clock signal according to a data signal to produce a first sampled signal, a second sampling circuit configured to sample the clock signal according to a delay signal to produce a second sampled signal, and a control circuit coupled to the first sampling circuit and the second sampling circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to perform a not-and (NAND) operation according to the first sampled signal and the second sampled signal to produce an activation signal for activating a frequency adjustment for the clock signal.

[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]


Sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter with multiple counters
Patent No. 10461771 

Inventor(s): Dwight David Griffin (San Jose, CA), Jerry Lee Doorenbos (Tucson, AZ), Keith Eric Sanborn (Tucson, AZ), Mina Raymond Naguib Nashed (Tucson, AZ), Srikanth Vellore Avadhanam Ramamurthy (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054877 on 08/03/2018 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC), comprises a first set of switches configured to receive a first voltage signal; a second set of switches coupled to the first set of switches at a first node and a second node, the second set of switches configured to receive a second voltage signal; an integrator including a first input sampling capacitor coupled to the first node and a second input sampling capacitor coupled to the second node, wherein the integrator configured to generate a first output signal. The sigma-delta ADC further comprises a comparator coupled to the integrator and configured to generate a second output signal based on the first output signal; and a controller unit having a first counter, a second counter, and a processor, the controller unit coupled to the first and second sets of switches, the integrator, and the comparator.

[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]


Interference analysis in wireless networks
Patent No. 10461791 

Inventor(s): John Beadles (Richardson, TX), Natalie Carey (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15585872 on 05/03/2017 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for effectively analyzing RF interference in wireless networks, such as LTE and NR standards compliant networks, to facilitate tracking, identification, location, and repair of interference sources in such networks. According to an embodiment, a network management server receives measurement data from a plurality of measurement devices in the network. The server processes the measurement data to detect interference of one or more of a plurality of signal pattern types in the network and to generate pattern characterization data that characterizes the detected signal patterns. The server receives a user selection of a signal pattern type and selects, in response to the user selection and for display to the user, pattern characterization data that characterizes signals of the selected signal pattern type.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Launch topology for field confined near field communication system
Patent No. 10461810 

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Bradley Allen Kramer (Plano, TX), Mark W. Morgan (Allen, TX), Nathan Brooks (Champaign, IL), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638212 on 06/29/2017 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver coupled to a near field communication (NFC) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate. The housing has a port region on a surface of the housing. Each module has a field confiner located between the NFC coupler and the port region on the housing configured to guide electromagnetic energy emanated from the NFC coupler through the port region to a port region of an adjacent module. A reflective surface is positioned adjacent the backside of each NFC coupler to reflect back side electromagnetic towards the port region.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Distributed simulcast architecture
Patent No. 10461846 

Inventor(s): Arindam Roy (Plano, TX), Larry Emmett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15494391 on 04/21/2017 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing communication in a distributed LMR system architecture is provided herein, wherein the system includes a plurality of LMR subsystems interconnected by a data network. In some embodiments, a subsystem may include a distributed simulcast architecture comprising a plurality of LMR sites, each site having a subsystem controller and a plurality of repeaters. In one embodiment, one subsystem controller operates in an active mode and the remaining subsystem controllers operate in standby to provide redundancy. The repeaters include integrated voter comparator and simulcast controller functionality and circuitry. In some embodiments, the repeaters are operable in an active or standby mode, wherein repeaters in the active mode perform voter comparator and simulcast controller functionality. The distributed simulcast architecture provides simulcast controller and voter comparator redundancy, network failure redundancy, and site redundancy.

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


Disaggregated hybrid optical transport network, internet protocol, and Ethernet switching system
Patent No. 10461873 

Inventor(s): Richard Dunsmore (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133088 on 09/17/2018 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and Methods for switching optical data units (ODUs) and Internet Protocol (IP) packets as Ethernet packets in an optical transport network (OTN), IP, and Ethernet switching system. The OTN, IP, and Ethernet switching system may include an Ethernet fabric having a set of M Ethernet switches each including a set of N switch ports, and a set of N input/output (IO) devices each including a set of W IO ports, a set of M Ethernet ports, an IO side packet processor (IOSP), and a fabric side packet processor (FSP). Each Ethernet switch may establish switch queues. Each IO device may establish a set of M hierarchical virtual output queues each including a set of N ingress-IOSP queues and ingress-virtual output queues, a set of W egress-IOSP queues, a set of M ingress-FSP queues, and a set of N hierarchical virtual input queues each including a set of N egress-FSP queues and egress-virtual input queues.

[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)


Method and system for assigning modulation format in optical networks
Patent No. 10461881 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Olga Vassilieva (Plano, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154503 on 10/08/2018 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a pair of nodes of a plurality of nodes of a virtual optical network (VON); identifying i) an optical route between the pair of nodes and ii) a desired availability of the optical route; determining a probability density function (PDF) of a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of a signal of the optical route; determining a SNR threshold such that an integration of the PDF of the SNR of the signal above the SNR threshold corresponds to the desired availability of the optical route; determining a plurality of spectral efficiencies that corresponds to the SNR threshold, each spectral efficiency of the plurality of spectral efficiencies associated with a respective modulation format of a plurality of modulation formats; and identifying a particular modulation format of the plurality of modulation formats that corresponds to a maximum spectral efficiency of the plurality of spectral efficiencies.

[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)


Data and control multiplexing in PUSCH in wireless networks
Patent No. 10461893 

Inventor(s): Eko N. Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR), Tarik Muharemovic (Pearland, TX), Zukang Shen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15371015 on 12/06/2016 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: Transmission of information in a wireless network is performed by allocating a channel from a transmitter to a receiver. The channel has at least one time slot with each time slot having a plurality of symbols. Each slot contains at least one reference symbol (RS). As information becomes available for transmission, it is classified as prioritized information (PI) and other information. One or more priority symbols are generated using the digital samples of the priority information. Other symbols are generated using the other data. Priority symbols are transmitted on the channel in a manner that separation of priority symbol(s) and a reference symbol does not exceed a time duration of one symbol. For example, Rank Indicator (RI) is transmitted using symbol k, ACKNAK is transmitted using symbol k+1; and the reference signal (RS) is transmitted using symbol k+2, wherein symbols k, k+1, and k+2 are consecutive in time. The other symbols are transmitted in available locations.

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


Parallel data transmission
Patent No. 10461898 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15617463 on 06/08/2017 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example embodiment includes a first, second, and third subsystem, each in different locations, where the first subsystem receives a request to deliver data to the third subsystem, sends a first subset of the data to the second subsystem, and sends, through first nodes, a first data stream containing a second subset of the data different from the first subset to the third subsystem. The second subsystem receives the first subset from the first subsystem, and sends, through second nodes that differ from the first nodes, a second data stream containing the first subset to the third subsystem. Furthermore, the third subsystem receives the first and second data streams, determines that the first and second data streams, in combination, contain the data, builds a data set containing the data based on the first and second data streams, and sends the data set to a downstream component of the third subsystem.

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


Powerline communications automotive network
Patent No. 10461948 

Inventor(s): Bo Zhang (Edison, NJ), Huijuan Liu (Bridgewater, NJ), James D. Allen (La Grange, KY), Michael John Macaluso (Jackson, NJ), Oleg Logvinov (East Brunswick, NJ)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830167 on 12/04/2017 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A powerline communications apparatus includes a transceiver communicating over an electrical power distribution wiring of a vehicle and a communications interface carrying a first and second PLC message in a first communication protocol having a PLC automotive network delimiter type, a PLCAN variant field comprising a number of users, user identifications, payload length, payload data, and a repetition number corresponding to a number of times the first PLC message is transmitted over the electrical power distribution wiring, and a first payload for a first user. The PLC apparatus also includes a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing programming for execution by the processor. The programming includes instructions for transmitting the first PLC message using the transceiver, determining if the vehicle is in motion, and switching between the first and the second communication protocol based on whether the vehicle is determined to be in motion.

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


Method for response to beam failure recovery request
Patent No. 10461994 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815658 on 11/16/2017 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for beam failure recovery in user equipment. The user equipment sends a beam failure recovery request to the base station upon detection of a beam failure between the base station and the user equipment, and monitors one or more candidate beams in which to receive the beam failure recovery request response from the base station, based on an association between a beam failure recovery request response and a beam failure recovery request.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Using control information to process data associated with an unsupported protocol
Patent No. 10462035 

Inventor(s): Luay Jalil (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15222143 on 07/28/2016 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive, from a source, data destined for a destination. The device may identify a protocol associated with the data. The protocol may be used to transmit the data. The device may determine whether the protocol is unsupported by the device. The device may identify control information, associated with the protocol, based on determining that the protocol is unsupported by the device. The control information may identify an action, to perform on the data, other than dropping the data. The device may perform the action based on the control information.

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


Method and apparatus for incremental deployment of information centric network
Patent No. 10462052 

Inventor(s): Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA), Syed Obaid Amin (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15854569 on 12/26/2017 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide an electronic device that includes interface circuits and processing circuitry. The interface circuits are configured to receive and transmit signals carrying packets. The processing circuitry is configured to detect that a received packet includes an Internet protocol (IP) header and an extension header to the IP header and the extension header carries an identifier of an information centric networking (ICN) technology. Further, the processing circuitry is configured to extract the identifier from the extension header, and process the received packet based on the identifier according to the ICN technology. Aspects of the disclosure provide another electronic device that is configured to generate a packet with an IP header (e.g., IPv6 header) and an extension header that carries an identifier of an ICN technology and transmit the packet.

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


Self-adjusting multifactor network authentication
Patent No. 10462126 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15679994 on 08/17/2017 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network authentication device that includes an authentication engine. The authentication engine is configured to receive an authentication key request from a user device that identifies an account. The authentication engine is configured to obtain an authentication key and to establish a first set of authentication rules for the authentication key. The authentication engine is configured to identify one or more triggering events associated with an increased threat to the account and to establish a second set of authentication rules for the authentication key. The authentication engine is configured to perform key validation for the authentication key using the first set of authentication rules and to send the authentication key to the user device. The authentication engine is configured to detect a triggering event from the one or more triggering events has occurred and perform the key validation for the authentication key using the second set of authentication rules.

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


Data transmission authentication and self-destruction
Patent No. 10462140 

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: 15582049 on 04/28/2017 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for data transmission authentication and self-destruction are disclosed. An example method comprises receiving, by a computing device associated with a first token, communications, determining, by the computing device, whether the first token is associated with a second token within the communications, wherein the second token is configured to authorize the computing device to process the communications, processing, by the computing device and in response to determining that the first token is associated with the second token, the communications, and destructing, by the computing device and in response to determining that the first token is not associated with the second token, the communications.

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


Security countermeasure management platform
Patent No. 10462178 

Inventor(s): Audian H. Paxson (Allen, TX), Eva E. Bunker (Richardson, TX), Kevin M. Mitchell (Plano, TX), Michael S. Curtis (Coppell, TX), Nelson W. Bunker (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Alert Logic, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Intrinsic Law Corp. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14450509 on 08/04/2014 (1912 days app to issue)

Abstract: A management platform that allows security and compliance users to view risks and vulnerabilities in their environment with the added context of what other mitigating security countermeasures are associated with that vulnerability and that are applicable and/or available within the overall security architecture. Additionally, the platform allows users to take one or more actions from controlling the operation of a security countermeasure for mitigation purposes to documenting the awareness of a security countermeasure that is in place.

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


Circuit-switched and multimedia subsystem voice continuity with bearer path interruption
Patent No. 10462191 

Inventor(s): Kaniz Mahdi (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13620742 on 09/15/2012 (2600 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention maintains calls during transfers between different types of subsystems, even when there is a bearer path interruption at the user element due to the original connection from the transferring-out subsystem being dropped before the new connection in the transferring-in subsystem is established. The call signaling leg toward the remote endpoint of the remote party is held, while the call signaling leg toward the user element is moved from the transferring-out subsystem to the transferring-in subsystem and a new bearer path is established via the transferring-in subsystem. During transfers with a bearer path interruption, a portion of the bearer path leading to the remote endpoint may be connected to a media resource function, which will provide an announcement to the remote party. Once the user element is accessible in the transferring-in subsystem, the bearer path is further transferred to the user element via the transferring-in subsystem.

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


File transfer system with dynamic file exchange control functions
Patent No. 10462208 

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: 15646176 on 07/11/2017 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for dynamically controlling file transfers are provided. In some examples, a system, may receive a request to transfer a file from a first location to a second location. Prior to transferring the file, the file may be evaluated to determine whether one or more dynamic controls should be implemented. If dynamic controls should be implemented, the file may be transferred from the first location to a file distribution control computing system until an instruction to transfer the file is executed. The system may identify one or more dynamic controls to implement based on one or more machine learning datasets. In response to implementing the dynamic controls, additional data may be received. If the additional data fulfills the one or more dynamic controls, the file may be released and an instruction to transfer the file to the second location may be generated, transmitted and/or executed. In some examples, transfer may be to multiple downstream locations.

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


Interactive video viewing
Patent No. 10462535 

Inventor(s): Calvin Carter (Dallas, TX), Chris Roche (Rockwall, TX), Jason Osburn (Plano, TX), Scott Maddux (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Bottle Rocket LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990123 on 05/25/2018 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing an interactive video viewing experience for a user. The user has an internet enabled device and launches an interactive watching application (IWA) on his device. Using the IWA, he brings up a list of available video content and selects a video for viewing. As the user is viewing the video, an overlay display appears on the lower portion of the screen and overlays a portion of the still running video. The overlay displays ”Touch for information regarding this program.” When the user touches the display, the video pauses and a web page containing information regarding or relating to the program or its subject matter is displayed. Utilizing various similar overlays, an interactive video viewing experience is provided to the user. The experience can include various overlays and associated experiences, such as obtaining information regarding new characters or consumer products as they appear.

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


Managing transitions between a local area network and a wide area network during media content playback
Patent No. 10462539 

Inventor(s): Anil Kumar Padi (Flower Mound, TX), Sameer Gavade (Irving, TX), Sanjay Ahuja (Irving, TX), Venkata S. Adimatyam (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15161919 on 05/23/2016 (1254 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive a request, associated with media content, that includes a first segment identifier of a first set of segment identifiers that identify a set of remote locations, external from a local area network, from which a first set of segments of the media content are accessible. The device may determine, based on the first segment identifier and redirect information, a second segment identifier of a second set of segment identifiers that identify a set of local locations, internal to the local area network, from which a second set of segments of media content are accessible. The second set of segments may correspond to the first set of segments. The redirect information may indicate that the second segment identifier corresponds to the first segment identifier. The device may request a segment of the media content using the second segment identifier.

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


ODU path protection in a disaggregated OTN switching system
Patent No. 10462543 

Inventor(s): Iqbal Syed (Plano, TX), Richard Dunsmore (McKinney, TX), Rod Naphan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15419751 on 01/30/2017 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for optical data unit (ODU) path protection in a disaggregated optical transport network (OTN) switching system that include using plug-in universal (PIU) modules each having multiple ports for OTN to Ethernet transceiving and an Ethernet fabric as a switching core are disclosed. An OTN over Ethernet module in each of the PIU modules may enable various OTN functionality to be realized using the Ethernet fabric which may include multiple Ethernet switches. An egress PIU module may receive Ethernet packets via the Ethernet fabric from a working ODU path. In response to determining that a protection switch using a protection ODU path may be performed on the working ODU path, the egress PIU module may receive the Ethernet packets via the Ethernet fabric from the protection ODU path.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Operating a headset that includes microphone line and pushbutton keys
Patent No. 10462564 

Inventor(s): Ball Fan (Tianjin, , CN), Christopher Michael Graves (Sherman, TX), Wenpang David Wang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15277579 on 09/27/2016 (1127 days app to issue)

Abstract: An audio accessory key detection system ([b]40[/b]) includes a host circuit ([b]2[/b]-[b]3[/b]) coupled to communicate via a microphone line ([b]7[/b]) with an accessory circuit ([b]3[/b]-[b]3[/b]) in either a MSFT mode or a digital communication mode. Depletion mode transistors ([b]44[/b]-[b]1,2,3[/b]) in the accessory circuit are coupled between keys ([b]15[/b]-[b]1,2,3[/b]) of the accessory circuit, respectively. The depletion mode transistors are allowed to remain conductive for MSFT mode operation. For digital communications mode operation, the host circuit sends a command via the microphone line to a key detector and controller circuit ([b]29[/b]A) in the accessory circuit. In response, a voltage is generated to turn the depletion mode transistors off so as to allow digital communications mode operation between the accessory circuit and the host circuit.

[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]


Multifactor network authentication
Patent No. 10462665 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15679793 on 08/17/2017 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network authentication device that includes an authentication engine in signal communication with a network interface. The authentication engine is configured to receive an authentication key request from a first user device that identifies an account linked with a first user and a second user device. The authentication engine is configured to generate an authentication key and to establish a first set of authentication rules for the first user and a second set of authentication rules for the second user. The authentication engine is configured to generate a first authentication key fragment comprising a first portion of the authentication key and a second authentication key fragment comprising a second portion of the authentication key and to send the first authentication key fragment to the first user device and the second authentication key fragment to the second user device.

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


Unified cloud-based core network supporting multiple private CBRS networks of multiple operators with network slicing
Patent No. 10462678 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823073 on 11/27/2017 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A unified core network provides core network services to a number of telecommunications network operators. The unified core is partitioned into a number of slices with each slice being the core network for a network operator. Each network operator is then free to define services within its own partition to serve its own users. In this manner, the network operators are freed from building and maintaining a core network while simultaneously enjoying the benefit of having a core network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Controlling TCP data transmission
Patent No. 10462711 

Inventor(s): Jing Yu (San Diego, CA), Julia Wang (San Diego, CA), Yumin Tang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15426319 on 02/07/2017 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure includes a method for rapidly recovering the speed of TCP transmission after a cross technology handover experienced by a mobile device. In the method, the mobile device receives a sequentially first TCP data packet after the cross technology handover completes via a TCP session between the mobile device and a remote TCP server, generates a first acknowledgement (ACK) associated with the sequentially first TCP data packet, where the first ACK comprises a first Selective ACK (SACK) option, removes the first SACK option from the first ACK when a gap exists between data in the sequentially first TCP data packet and data received before the cross technology handover occurs, and sends the first ACK without the first SACK option to the remote TCP server via the TCP session. Because the ACK is without the SACK option when the gap exists, the speed of TCP transmission will be recovered rapidly.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Determining a core network gateway based on a tracking area or a cell of a user device
Patent No. 10462722 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16109243 on 08/22/2018 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive relationship information indicating a relationship between first geographic information and a network gateway. The network gateway may be associated with providing a user device with access to a network. The device may store the relationship information. The device may receive, from the user device and via a base station, second geographic information indicating a tracking area in which the user device is located. The device may identify one or more network gateways, associated with the second geographic information, based on the second geographic information and the relationship information. The device may provide, to the user device, one or more device identifiers associated with the one or more network gateways to permit the user device to access the network via the one or more network gateways. The one or more device identifiers may be provided in association with a non-access stratum message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for improved data speeds for wireless devices
Patent No. 10462725 

Inventor(s): Julia Wang (San Diego, CA), Navid Nader (San Diego, CA), Zhiping Jia (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15278231 on 09/28/2016 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for improving the user experience with a mobile wireless device by reconnecting to a faster speed connection after being rejected for the higher speed by an overloaded cell before expiration of a de-prioritization timer when the mobile wireless device travels away from the overloaded cell. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving from the first cell a connection rejection instructing the mobile wireless device to de-prioritize one or more frequencies of the first connection technology and a de-prioritization timer indicating a time period for the frequencies to remain de-prioritized; determining that the mobile wireless device has left the coverage area of the first cell; and connecting to a second cell of the telecommunication network via a connection in the one or more frequencies of the first connection technology prior to the expiration of the de-prioritization timer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Call flow system and method for use in a legacy telecommunication system
Patent No. 10462726 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Lathan Lewis (Dallas, TX), Patricia Landgren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Tango Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16209786 on 12/04/2018 (329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a network server, such as a mobile application gateway, connect devices on a cellular or carrier network with individual networks, such as enterprise voice and data networks or residential networks. The effects of the present invention are far reaching in terms of transferring effective call control from the cellular network into the control of the individual network, such as the enterprise, and enabling new business models for the purchase of cellular service from a public cellular carrier by an enterprise.

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


Method and SS block time locations and SS burst set composition for NR unlicensed spectrum
Patent No. 10462761 

Inventor(s): Hao Chen (Allen, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16041198 on 07/20/2018 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for receiving control signals in a wireless communication system is provided. The UE comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), at least one synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel block (SSB) included in a set of SSBs over downlink channels, determining a subcarrier spacing (SCS) associated with the at least one SSB included in the set of SSBs based on a carrier frequency range, determining the at least one SSB included in the set of SSBs comprising a plurality of symbols in a time domain; and determining a starting time and a transmission duration for the at least one SSB included in the set of SSBs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for transmission of unicast control in broadcast/multicast transmission time intervals
Patent No. 10462810 

Inventor(s): Anand Ganesh Dabak (Plano, TX), Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX), Eko Nugroho Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Timothy M. Schmidl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795628 on 10/27/2017 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods for maximizing the bandwidth utilization in the uplink of a communication system supporting time division multiplexing between unicast and multicast/broadcast communication modes during transmission time intervals in the downlink of a communication system. This is accomplished by multiplexing at least unicast control signaling for UL scheduling assignments in TTIs supporting the multicast/broadcast communication mode. Moreover, multiplexing of unicast control signaling can also be accomplished by splitting a symbol of the multicast/broadcast TTI into two shorter symbols with the first of these two shorter symbols carrying at least unicast control signaling and the second of these shorter symbols carrying multicast/broadcast signaling.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


IR temperature sensor for induction heating of food items
Patent No. 10462852 

Inventor(s): Reinhard Metz (Wheaton, IL), Robert J Visher (Downers Grove, IL), Warren S Graber (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): TURBOCHEF TECHNOLOGIES, INC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15390208 on 12/23/2016 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for measuring the temperature of cookware to be induction-heated, using an infrared temperature sensor. An induction heater countertop may include a viewing window between the infrared temperature sensor and the cookware. Various algorithms may be applied to the sensed temperature, to adjust it to account for the presence of the viewing window, as well as variations in the cookware material.

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


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Landscaping fabric sheet with pattern
Patent No. D864589 

Inventor(s): Douglas E. Austin (Waco, TX)
Assignee(s): Easy Gardener Products, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29598058 on 03/22/2017 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Press beverage brewer
Patent No. D864645 

Inventor(s): Thomas Fernando Perez (Brooklyn, NY), Tymer T. Tilton (Brooklyn, NY)
Assignee(s): Aplha Dominche Holdings, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Thayne and Davis LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630418 on 12/20/2017 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Capture insert for mobile phone package
Patent No. D864720 

Inventor(s): Ray Christopher Clark (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Motivating Graphics, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29568233 on 06/16/2016 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bottle
Patent No. D864725 

Inventor(s): Alexa Hanna (Addison, TX), Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco, TX), Priscilla Ober (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29618323 on 09/20/2017 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bumper for a model vehicle
Patent No. D864806 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29646561 on 05/04/2018 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Body bed rack for a model vehicle
Patent No. D864840 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29649836 on 06/01/2018 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with animated graphical user interface
Patent No. D865000 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Skylar Radcliffe (Carrollton, TX), Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen, TX), Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Alan Duckworth (The Colony, TX, U
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29639801 on 03/08/2018 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with animated graphical user interface
Patent No. D865001 

Inventor(s): Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen, TX), Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Alan Duckworth (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29639811 on 03/08/2018 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


String attachment for guitar
Patent No. D865046 

Inventor(s): Richard Michael Eberlen (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29651391 on 07/11/2018 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Upper rear damper mount for a model vehicle
Patent No. D865079 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29632201 on 01/05/2018 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle wheel
Patent No. D865080 

Inventor(s): Jory Sprowl (Wolfe City, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29631746 on 01/02/2018 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Medical device anchor
Patent No. D865165 

Inventor(s): James Shoemake (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Custom Medical Applications, Inc. (Johnstown, NY)
Law Firm: TraskBritt (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29584674 on 11/16/2016 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Sound barrier panel
Patent No. D865224 

Inventor(s): Murray R. Stacy (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Sound Fighter Systems, LLC (Shreveport, LA)
Law Firm: Davis Bujold PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29647645 on 05/15/2018 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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