Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 1

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

Patents granted include:
Badge Inc.'s public/private key biometric authentication system
• Encore Wire's apparatus for applying labels to cable
• Lennox's optimized low power air circulation in HVAC systems
• NIKE's footwear heel structure
• PACCAR's use of laser scanner for autonomous truck operation
• Signature Systems Group's modular flooring tile
• State Farm's deep learning image processing method for determining vehicle damage
• Stone Boutique Technologies' design visualization using actual product images
• Texas Instruments' trickle charge control
• Thomson Reuters' single audit tool
• Toyota's rechargeable aqueous hybrid battery

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Sept. 1, 2020 | 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) 24
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 15
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 4

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 3
Micah Price (Plano) 3
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 3
Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound) 3


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

167 days
Closed loop aperture tunable antenna
Patent No. 10763576-B2
Assignee: Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano)
Inventors: Ping Shi (Santa Clara, CA), Yonghua Wei (Santa Clara, CA)

2,083 days
Compliance-based application deployment system and method for a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 10764357-B1
Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Round Rock)
Inventor: Sanjay Basu (Frisco)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Assistive pet bath
Patent No. 10757917 

Inventor(s): Gracie Galindo (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14836534 on 08/26/2015 (1833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pet bathing apparatus is disclosed. The disclosed apparatus comprises of two bottom rods, two top rods, top and bottom connecting vertical rods, adjusting extendable rods, width adjusting rods connecting bottom rods and straps connecting top rods to hold the animal in the bath tub. The bathing apparatus is made of strong plastic or metal that will not scratch the bath tub but will be strong enough to hold the weight. The bathing apparatus is designed specifically to assist pet owners in bathing their handicapped pets, or pet with missing limbs. The disclosed bathing apparatus can be easily folded and stored.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Footwear heel structure
Patent No. 10758006 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Larson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: Shook, Hardy Bacon, L.L.P. (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15827384 on 11/30/2017 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heel structure for an article of footwear protrudes rearward from a heel region of an article of footwear in a direction generally aligned with the longitudinal orientation of the footwear article.

[A43B] CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR


Collapsible storage apparatus
Patent No. 10758089 

Inventor(s): Todd B. Housley (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15423369 on 02/02/2017 (1307 days app to issue)

Abstract: A collapsible storage apparatus is provided. Articles may be placed in the apparatus for draining, drying, washing, and the like. The apparatus may be opened for use, and may be collapsed for storage in place. The apparatus is joinable to a nearby surface, for instance, an interior surface of a sink, facilitating ready use and positioning.

[A47J] KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES [6]


System for traumatic brain injury detection using oculomotor tests
Patent No. 10758121 

Inventor(s): Elliot Frohman (Dallas, TX), Robert Rennaker (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA)
Law Firm: LaBatt, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14633688 on 02/27/2015 (2013 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprises apparatuses and methods of measuring levels of neurological impairment. Certain embodiments of the invention comprise a headset that emits light into the user”s eyes and the system tracks the pupils” orientation, movement, contraction and dilation. In specific embodiments, the headset can run a battery of tests and calculate a score indicating the user”s level of neurological impairment.

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


Heart rate estimation apparatus using digital automatic gain control
Patent No. 10758185 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15203859 on 07/07/2016 (1517 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include heart rate monitor systems and methods to estimate a patient heart rate, in which a processor filters digital photoplethysmogram (PPG) sample values representing transmission or reflection of a light signal in the patient during a time window, performs motion compensation processing on the filtered values, computes a gain value for individual segments of the time window using the motion compensated values, applies the individual gain values to the motion compensated values of blocks associated with the corresponding segments, and determines a heart rate estimate value representing the patient heart rate according to the frequency content of the adjusted values.

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


Device and method for treating osteonecrosis
Patent No. 10758253 

Inventor(s): Harry K. W. Kim (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15490595 on 04/18/2017 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a method and devices for treating osteonecrosis in, e.g., children, adolescents, and adults comprising: identifying a subject in need of treatment for osteonecrosis; drilling two or more holes into a bone in need of treatment for osteonecrosis; inserting two or more needles or cannulas into the holes in the bone; washing an interior of the bone with a washing fluid introduced through one or more of the needles or cannulas inserted into the bone; and after washing the interior of the bone introducing one or more bone growth promoting materials or cells into the bone.

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


Medical systems, devices, and related methods
Patent No. 10758254 

Inventor(s): Jeff Franco (Plano, TX), Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16220413 on 12/14/2018 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include delivering a first catheter to a location within an arterial vasculature of a subject. The location may include at least one of an internal carotid artery of the subject or a junction between an ophthalmic artery of the subject and the internal carotid artery of the subject. The method also may include moving a second catheter relative to the first catheter so as to reorient a direction of a distal opening of the second catheter, the second catheter being connected to the first catheter at a joint.

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


Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage
Patent No. 10758363 

Inventor(s): Kevin Kaufman (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): LDR Medical (Rosieres Pres Troyes, , FR)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15659602 on 07/25/2017 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure presents various embodiments of a transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft, and an instrument and method for implanting the cage, an embodiment of the cage having a body in the shape of a circular arc and comprising a lateral concave surface, a lateral convex surface, a straight upper surface, a straight lower surface and an end wall having at least one hole, called the end hole, designed to receive a rod of an instrument for implanting the cage between the vertebrae, wherein: the end hole has an orientation that is more or less tangential to the circular arc described by the body; the extremity opposite to the end wall of the body includes a return part extending the body toward the center of the circle on which the circular arc described by the body lies.

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


Apparatus and method for treating eye diseases
Patent No. 10758409 

Inventor(s): Jeff Franco (Plano, TX), Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636532 on 06/28/2017 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, device, or system for treating eye disorders or conditions, comprising restoring or increasing blood flow or blood flow rate in an artery that supplies blood to or in the eye, thereby increasing the amount of oxygen that reaches the eye or a portion thereof.

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


Use of histone acetyltransferase inhibitor amidoximes as anti-proliferative agents
Patent No. 10758501 

Inventor(s): Amon Gekombe (Lewisville, TX), Debra Dolliver (Tuscaloosa, AL), James E. Johnson (Denton, TX), Michael Bergel (Denton, TX), Sudheer Dhanireddy (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Woman”s University (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16149892 on 10/02/2018 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is the use of bisamidoximes compounds for the treatment of cancer. In preferred embodiments, combinations of two or more bisamidoximes or combinations of a bisamidoxime and another anti-cancer agent were found to be effective against various types of cancer cells.

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


Methods and compositions for treating pancreatitis
Patent No. 10758551 

Inventor(s): Bashoo Naziruddin (Dallas, TX), Marlon F. Levy (Dallas, TX), Mazhar Adnan Kanak (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15563304 on 03/30/2016 (1616 days app to issue)

Abstract: It was discovered that NF-B signaling pathway plays a central role in pancreatitis, and inhibition of NF-B signaling has the potential to reduce the incidence of pancreatitis and protect pancreatic tissues from inflammatory damage. Aspects of the disclosure relate to a method for inhibiting or treating pancreatitis in a subject in need thereof comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an NF-B signaling pathway inhibitor to the subject.

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


Bridged bicyclic compounds and their derivatives as neuroprotective agents and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10759735 

Inventor(s): Wesley L. Bollinger (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees (Boca Raton, FL)
Law Firm: Fox Rothschild LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16245587 on 01/11/2019 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


 

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

Filter cartridge and/or multiple-diameter multiple stage filter coalescer separator
Patent No. 10758850 

Inventor(s): Andrew Dye (Aledo, TX), Jack David Burns (Aledo, TX), Jeremy Stevens (Weatherford, TX), Stephen Jeane (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): Parker-Hannifin Corporation (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16362265 on 03/22/2019 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: A filter cartridge with easier extraction provided by a roll-out clearance region for a radial seal is provided. The filter cartridge may be a two stage filter with the seal being located between stages and usable in a filtration vessel having a central separation wall with one or more riser pipes. Also, a new vessel is disclosed with multiple diameters for first and second stages of the housing with a larger second stage diameter as compared to the first stage, which can reduce door size and/or cause fluid flow velocities to be slower at the second stage relative to the first stage.

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


Container-based material handling for automatic parcel sacking system
Patent No. 10758943 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Carpenter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS LOGISTICS LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16393991 on 04/25/2019 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A parcel sorting system and related process. The parcel sorting system includes a parcel sorter, a plurality of shuttles, and a control system. The control system is configured to control the parcel sorting system to assign a first sorting destination to a first output of a plurality of outputs. A first container is positioned to receive parcels sorted to the first output. The control system is configured to control the parcel sorting system to sort parcels corresponding to the first sorting destination to the first output and deposit the parcels into the first container; when the first container has reached a target capacity, remove the full first container using a first shuttle; and position a third container to receive parcels sorted to the first output using a second shuttle.

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


Support substrates for microfluidic die
Patent No. 10759168 

Inventor(s): Dana Gruenbacher (Fairfield, OH), David S. Hunt (San Diego, CA), Joseph Edward Scheffelin (San Diego, CA), Peter Janouch (Frankfurt, , DE), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR), Stefan H. Hollinger (Kronberg im Taunus, , DE), Uwe Schob
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16357077 on 03/18/2019 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides supports for microfluidic die that allow for nozzles of the microfluidic die to be on a different plane or face a different direction from electrical contacts on the same support. This includes a rigid support having electrical contacts on a different side of the rigid support with respect to a direction of ejection of the nozzles, and a semi-flexible support or semi-rigid support that allow the electrical contacts to be moved with respect to a direction of ejection of the nozzles. The semi-flexible and semi-rigid supports allow the die to be up to and beyond a 90 degree angle with respect to a plane of the electrical contacts. The different supports allow for a variety of positions of the microfluidic die with respect to a position of the electrical contacts.

[B41J] TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS (composing B41B; printing on special surfaces B41F; laundry marking B41K; erasers, rubbers or erasing devices B43L 19/00; fluid media for correction of typographical errors by coating C09D 10/00; recording the results of measuring G01; recognition or presentation of data, marking record carriers in digital fashion, e.g. by punching, G06K; franking or ticket-printing and issuing apparatus G07B; electric keyboard switches, in general H01H 13/70, H03K 17/94; coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, in general H03M 11/00; receivers or transmitters for transmission of digital information H04L; transmission or reproduction of documents, or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, H04N 1/00; printing mechanisms specially adapted for apparatus, e.g. cash registers, weighing machines, producing records of their own performance, see the relevant subclasses)


Support substrates for microfluidic die
Patent No. 10759169 

Inventor(s): Dana Gruenbacher (Fairfield, OH), David S. Hunt (San Diego, CA), Joseph Edward Scheffelin (San Diego, CA), Peter Janouch (Frankfurt, , DE), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR), Stefan H. Hollinger (Kronberg im Taunus, , DE), Uwe Schob
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16357100 on 03/18/2019 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides supports for microfluidic die that allow for nozzles of the microfluidic die to be on a different plane or face a different direction from electrical contacts on the same support. This includes a rigid support having electrical contacts on a different side of the rigid support with respect to a direction of ejection of the nozzles, and a semi-flexible support or semi-rigid support that allow the electrical contacts to be moved with respect to a direction of ejection of the nozzles. The semi-flexible and semi-rigid supports allow the die to be up to and beyond a 90 degree angle with respect to a plane of the electrical contacts. The different supports allow for a variety of positions of the microfluidic die with respect to a position of the electrical contacts.

[B41J] TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS (composing B41B; printing on special surfaces B41F; laundry marking B41K; erasers, rubbers or erasing devices B43L 19/00; fluid media for correction of typographical errors by coating C09D 10/00; recording the results of measuring G01; recognition or presentation of data, marking record carriers in digital fashion, e.g. by punching, G06K; franking or ticket-printing and issuing apparatus G07B; electric keyboard switches, in general H01H 13/70, H03K 17/94; coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, in general H03M 11/00; receivers or transmitters for transmission of digital information H04L; transmission or reproduction of documents, or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, H04N 1/00; printing mechanisms specially adapted for apparatus, e.g. cash registers, weighing machines, producing records of their own performance, see the relevant subclasses)


System and method for monitoring a former convict of an intoxication-related offense
Patent No. 10759335 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16653524 on 10/15/2019 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for preventing a restricted individual from operating a motor vehicle. The system monitors a speed of the individual via a smart device associated with the individual. The system activates a monitoring function based on a detected speed of the device, which may evidence the individual riding in a motor vehicle. The system them verifies that the user of the device is the restricted individual through a variety of different identification methods. Once identified, the system accesses various data sources associated with one or more ride applications running on the smart device in order to determine whether the restricted individual has requested a ride from a third party during a relevant time period. After analyzing the data, a determination is made as to whether the individual is driving, or whether more information is needed.

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


Integrated breakaway brake system
Patent No. 10759398 

Inventor(s): Steve Crow (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CONTINENTAL BATTERY COMPANY (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15889277 on 02/06/2018 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated system for engaging electric brakes of a towed vehicle when the towed vehicle separates from a towing vehicle, comprising a power source, a first junction pole configured to be connected with an electric ground, a second junction pole configured to be connected with the electric brakes of the towed vehicle, an electrical connector connecting the first junction pole with the power source, a breakaway switch, and a housing containing the power source, first and second junction poles, and the electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a first end fixedly connected with the first junction pole and the breakaway switch includes an electrical connector fixedly connected to the second junction pole. Another integrated system further housing the breakaway switch and comprising fixed connections between the first junction pole and the power source, the second junction pole and the breakaway switch, and the breakaway switch and the power source.

[B60T] VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF; BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN GENERAL (control of electrodynamic brake systems B60L 7/00; conjoint control of brakes and other drive units of vehicles B60W); ARRANGEMENT OF BRAKING ELEMENTS ON VEHICLES IN GENERAL; PORTABLE DEVICES FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES; VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS TO FACILITATE COOLING OF BRAKES [2006.01]


Use of laser scanner for autonomous truck operation
Patent No. 10759428 

Inventor(s): A. Brent Hankins (Dallas, TX), William C. Kahn (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15694564 on 09/01/2017 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes one or more laser scanners and an on-board vehicle computer system communicatively coupled to the laser scanners. The computer system uses information (e.g., coordinate points) obtained from the laser scanners to calculate a trailer angle (e.g., a cab-trailer angle) for the vehicle. The computer system may include a shape detection module that detects a trailer based on the information obtained from the laser scanners and an angle detection module that calculates an angle of the detected trailer relative to a laser scanner, calculates the orientation of the detected trailer based on that angle and dimensions (e.g., width and length) of the trailer, and calculates a cab-trailer angle based on the orientation of the trailer. The computer system may include an autonomous operation module configured to use the cab-trailer angle in an autonomous or computer-guided vehicle maneuver, such as a parking maneuver or backing 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]


Torque path coupling assemblies for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10759527 

Inventor(s): Mark Alan Przybyla (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16212045 on 12/06/2018 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotary propulsion system for a tiltrotor aircraft operable to transition between rotary and non rotary flight modes. The rotary propulsion system includes an engine coupled to a freewheeling unit. A gear system positioned between the freewheeling unit and a proprotor assembly has a torque path coupling assembly disposed between an engine side gear assembly and a rotor side gear assembly. In a disengaged position, the torque path coupling assembly interrupts the torque path between the engine and the proprotor assembly. In an engaged position, the torque path coupling assembly completes the torque path between the engine and the proprotor assembly. A hybrid power unit is configured to accelerate the engine side gear assembly to match the output rotating speed to the input rotating speed enabling the torque path coupling assembly to shift from the disengaged position to the engaged position.

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


Vibration control with active lag damper
Patent No. 10759530 

Inventor(s): David E. Heverly, II (Arlington, TX), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Michael Smith (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16172326 on 10/26/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor system includes a hub assembly, a first, second, and third rotor blade rotatably attached to the hub assembly, a first, second, and third damper pivotally attached to the hub assembly and pivotally attached to the first, second, and third rotor blade, respectively, and a control system operably associated with the first, second, and third damper. A method to control vibratory forces exerted on the hub assembly via the first and second rotor blade includes separately controlling a dynamic spring rate of each of the first and second dampers with the control system.

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


Method and system from controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle
Patent No. 10759534 

Inventor(s): George A. Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Patti Pershern, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16176644 on 10/31/2018 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be operated in an autonomous mode, performing course corrections from sensor data using an object detection processor and a decision processor. The UAV can then enter a hover mode if an override condition is present and enter a remote-control mode once the UAV is in the hover mode. In the remote-control mode, flight control commands can be received via the cellular module so as to position the UAV in response to the flight control command.

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


Flexible jaws for vertical fill form and seal apparatus and methods of use
Patent No. 10759556 

Inventor(s): Frank Mathew Brenkus (McKinney, TX), Patrick Joseph Bierschenk (Dallas, TX), Ronald M. Gust (Miltona, MN)
Assignee(s): Douglas Machine, Inc. (Alexandria, MN), Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15386888 on 12/21/2016 (1350 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertical form fill and seal apparatus, for packaging particulates, includes a package sealing assembly that has opposed sealing jaws operatively coupled to each other by mechanical connection at a common pivot point. A first jaw actuator is mechanically coupled to the opposed sealing jaws to pivot the jaws in a controlled manner about the common pivot point. A second actuator is mechanically coupled to the package sealing assembly and is configured to impart controlled reciprocating motion to the package sealing assembly. A controller is configured to control the first actuator and to control the second actuator thereby causing the jaws to describe a preset locus of travel, allowing flexibility of type of bag being made without change-out of jaws. The packaging film may move continuously, or may optionally be controlled to move intermittently through the VFFS.

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


Method and apparatus for applying labels to cable
Patent No. 10759558 

Inventor(s): Robert Eugene Brooks (Pomona, CA)
Assignee(s): ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125623 on 09/07/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a label to a moving cable, the apparatus comprising: a roller for pressing a label against the moving cable, wherein the label has a first attaching edge and a second attaching edge and wherein the roller comprises: a first roller for pressing the label against the moving cable, wherein the label is pressed against the moving cable with the first attaching edge and the second attaching edge of the label on opposites sides of the moving cable; a first roll down roller for folding the second edge of the label against the moving cable; and a second roll down roller for folding the first edge of the label against the moving cable.

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


Shipping envelope
Patent No. 10759587 

Inventor(s): Robby Kinsala (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Decker Jones PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404812 on 05/07/2019 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: An envelope generally comprises a sandwich of layers comprising an outer layer, outer plastic film layers affixed to the outer layer, a ceramic fiber layer, a radiant barrier layer, and one or more plastic film layers affixed to an obverse or reverse side of the radiant barrier layer. The sandwich of layers is folded over unto itself at the bottom and sealed at the sides so as to form an envelope, and the top closure being formed by folding the top downward over the folded lower portion. In other embodiments, the sandwich of layers comprises an outer radiant barrier layer and an inner radiant barrier layer, first, second, and third plastic film layers, and a ceramic fiber layer. In some embodiments, the envelope comprises a mesh layer.

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


System and method for automatic fueling of hydraulic fracturing and other oilfield equipment
Patent No. 10759649 

Inventor(s): Daniel Thomas Haile (Archer City, TX), Luke Haile (Springtown, TX)
Assignee(s): American Energy Innovations, LLC (Springtown, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15135761 on 04/22/2016 (1593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for fueling multiple saddle tanks of hydraulic fracturing equipment from a single cart. The cart having multiple retractable fuel lines for providing and obtaining fuel. Each retractable fuel supply line uses a flowmeter, a ball valve, and an electrically actuated valve to provide remote control to a controller based upon a user”s selected fueling requirements. An electronic reporting system provides fuel data to operators and users. Fuel data such as fuel tank status, amount of fuel usage over a stage level, a daily level, or job level along with a fill level of the fuel tank.

[B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5]


Hermetic vertical shear weld wafer bonding
Patent No. 10759658 

Inventor(s): Ivan Kmecko (Plano, TX), John Charles Ehmke (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16215628 on 12/10/2018 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a first metal layer is arranged along a periphery of a cavity to be formed between a first substrate and a second substrate. A second metal layer is arranged adjacent to the first metal layer, where the second metal layer includes a cantilever. The cantilever is arranged to deform in response to forces applied from a contacting structure of the second substrate during bonding of the first substrate to the second substrate. The deformed cantilevered is arranged to impede contaminants against contacting an element within the cavity.

[B81B] MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES (piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/00) [7]


 

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

Tank water treatment system and method of use
Patent No. 10759687 

Inventor(s): Chad Lavender (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15730522 on 10/11/2017 (1056 days app to issue)

Abstract: A water tank treatment system includes a water tank having an inner cavity for storing water therein, the water tank having a threaded opening; and a treatment device with a body forming an inner area, the body is configured to threadingly attach to the threaded opening; an absorbent material disposed within the inner area, the absorbent material is configured to absorb and treat acidic gas passing through the threaded opening; and a color changing indicator extending through a thickness of the body and in communication with the absorbent material.

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


Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10759770 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684692 on 11/15/2019 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions and processes for producing high purity acesulfame potassium are described. One process comprises the steps of providing a crude acesulfame potassium composition comprising acesulfame potassium and acetoacetamide, concentrating the crude acesulfame potassium composition to form a water stream and an intermediate acesulfame potassium composition comprising acesulfame potassium and less than 33 wppm acetoacetamide, and separating the intermediate acesulfame potassium composition to form the finished acesulfame potassium composition comprising acesulfame potassium and less than 33 wppm acetoacetamide. The concentrating step is conducted at a temperature below 90 C. and the separating step is conducted at a temperature at or below 35 C.

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


Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10759771 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684710 on 11/15/2019 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions and processes for producing high purity acesulfame potassium are described. One process comprises the steps of forming a cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct; hydrolyzing the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct to form an acesulfame-H composition comprising acesulfame-H; neutralizing the acesulfame-H in the acesulfame-H composition to form a crude acesulfame potassium composition comprising acesulfame potassium and less than 2800 wppm acetoacetamide-N-sulfonic acid, wherein the neutralizing step is conducted or maintained at a pH at or below 11.0; and treating the crude acesulfame potassium composition to form the finished acesulfame potassium composition comprising acesulfame potassium and less than 37 wppm acetoacetamide-N-sulfonic acid.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

System, method and appartus for in-situ, dynamic repair of a railroad
Patent No. 10760222 

Inventor(s): Corey Rakow (Fort Worth, TX), James Cole (Fort Worth, TX), Mike Schlueter (Fort Worth, TX), Paul Rudolph (Fort Worth, TX), Rod Nelson (Fort Worth, TX), Tracey Manton (Fort Worth, TX), Trevor Johnson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024281 on 06/29/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for in-situ, dynamic repair of a railroad can include two connected machines. A first one of machines can be a track lifting unit that can clamp the rails of the railroad and lift the track in its entirety out of its track bed. The first machine also can plow ballast away from and/or toward the rails, and level the track bed for the rails before they are lowered. In addition, the track lifting unit can remove selected railroad ties. The second machine can include a power unit that can provide hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical power to both machines. The power unit also can provide track stabilization by settling ballast and can free debris from the railroad while it is raised.

[E01B] PERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS (derailing or rerailing blocks on track, track brakes or retarders B61K; removal of foreign matter from the permanent way, vegetation control, applying liquids E01H)


Sump drain apparatus, system, and method of construction
Patent No. 10760275 

Inventor(s): David Leslie (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): JMH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC (Roanoke, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16214432 on 12/10/2018 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sump drain apparatus comprising a drain bowl, a ramp connected to the drain bowl comprising an incline plane configured to divert drainage water toward the drain bowl, and an attachment flange connected to the ramp and configured to couple the sump drain apparatus to a roof deck, wherein the ramp is configured to be positioned on top of the roof deck and contain sump insulation beneath the ramp and above the roof deck.

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


Floor element for forming a floor covering, a floor covering, and a method for manufacturing a floor element
Patent No. 10760285 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732421 on 01/02/2020 (243 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floor element for forming a floor covering, wherein the floor element comprises: a decorative layer made of a ceramic material; a support layer arranged below the decorative layer; and an intermediate layer comprising a rigid resin material that permeates a lower surface of the decorative layer, wherein the decorative layer is between 8 and 10 mm thick, wherein the support layer is made of rigid PVC, comprises more than 30 wt % of filler material and is less than 6 mm thick, and wherein the floor element comprises an intermediate reinforcing layer having a resin material that permeates a lower surface of the decorative layer, wherein the intermediate reinforcing layer is an adhesive layer that bonds together the decorative layer and the support layer.

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


System to control extrusion gaps in an anti-extrusion device
Patent No. 10760373 

Inventor(s): Anthony Phan (Lewisville, TX), Mark Holly (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuire Woods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15757300 on 04/06/2017 (1244 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a retrievable bridge plug assembly. The retrievable bridge plug assembly includes a sealing element that is elastically deformable to expand radially outward when the sealing element experiences axial compression and at least one anti-extrusion device positioned downhole from the sealing element. The at least one anti-extrusion device includes a shoulder that in operation maintains contact with the sealing element. Also included in the at least one anti-extrusion device is a plurality of anti-extrusion petals positioned downhole from the shoulder that expand radially outward from the anti-extrusion device. Additionally, the at least one anti-extrusion device includes an expandable sleeve surrounding the plurality of anti-extrusion petals that covers extrusion gaps of the plurality of anti-extrusion petals when the plurality of anti-extrusion petals expand radially outward from the anti-extrusion device.

[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]


Tubing and annular gas lift
Patent No. 10760385 

Inventor(s): William Garrett Archa (Decatur, TX)
Assignee(s): Liberty Lift Solutions, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: The Kubiak Law Firm PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16374544 on 04/03/2019 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gas lift system may be installed within a well to allow gas lift operations where gas may be injected into the annular area of the well while producing fluids through the interior of the production tubular or upon demand may be reversed so that gas may be injected into the interior of the production tubular while producing fluids to the annular region of the well. In order to allow bidirectional production on demand two types of gas lift mandrels are installed as part of the production tubular. Both types of gas lift mandrels are configured such that gas lift valves are mounted to the exterior of the mandrels. In order to facilitate the desired direction of gas flow through the two types of gas lift mandrels a plug and packer system with or with out one way valves may be utilized to direct and contain the pressurized gas flow within the well.

[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]


Apparatus and methods for evaluating systems associated with wellheads
Patent No. 10760402 

Inventor(s): Scott Hunter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004710 on 06/11/2018 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, data identifying a component is received, wherein the component is part of a system associated with a wellhead. A location at which the component is positioned relative to one or more other components is identified. The useful remaining operational life of the component is predicted based on at least an operational parameter specific to the location, and the operational history of the component or one or more components equivalent thereto. According to another aspect, a model representing at least a portion of a proposed system associated with a wellhead is generated, the model comprising a plurality of objects, each of which has a proposed location and represents an existing component. The useful remaining operational life for each object is predicted based on an operational parameter at the corresponding proposed location, and data associated with the respective operational history of the existing component.

[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]


Passive wellbore monitoring with tracers
Patent No. 10760411 

Inventor(s): Justin L. Mason (Denton, TX), Richard E. Robey (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16638022 on 09/27/2017 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method involving introducing a perforation string into a wellbore passing through a subterranean formation, the perforation string having a perforation gun and a releasable tracer, the releasable tracer being releasable in response to a fluid produced from the subterranean formation contacting the nearby perforation string. The method includes perforating, with the perforation gun, a surface of the wellbore and withdrawing fluid from a wellbore. The method further includes allowing the releasable tracer to release from the perforation string after the fluid produced from the formation contacts the perforation string and flows toward an entrance of the wellbore. Finally, measuring at least one of an amount or presence of the releasable tracer thereby indicating at least one of an amount or presence of the fluid produced from the subterranean formation.

[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]


Systems and methods for downhole telecommunication
Patent No. 10760415 

Inventor(s): Donald Kyle (Plano, TX), Gregory Thomas Werkheiser (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15482676 on 04/07/2017 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: An echo communication system has a plurality of triggers disposed within a first distance of each other and a hub separated from the plurality of triggers by at least a second distance that is greater than the first distance. The hub is configured to wirelessly transmit a signal intended for one of the triggers and each of the triggers will re-broadcast the same signal if they are not the intended recipient.

[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

Resin transfer molded rocket motor nozzle
Patent No. 10760531 

Inventor(s): Gray Fowler (Allen, TX), Michael Brennan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15840279 on 12/13/2017 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rocket throat insert including an annular body having a radially inner annular wall portion and a radially outer annular portion. The inner wall portion has a contoured radially inner surface defining a nozzle throat. The outer portion includes an annular buttressing structure supporting the inner wall portion and defining one or more insulation gaps arranged annularly around the inner wall portion. The insulation gaps restrict the radial flow of heat through the annular body.

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


Multi-part valve assembly
Patent No. 10760568 

Inventor(s): Daniel E. Johnson (Double Oak, TX), Edward P. Cox (Cumby, TX), Starr L. Pitzer, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ValveWorks, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676624 on 08/14/2017 (1114 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a multi-component valve system for use in pumps such as fracking pumps for use in subterranean resource production. The assembly includes a retaining pin having a retaining cap on its upper end. Located on the retaining pin are an insert retainer, an insert beneath the insert retainer, a valve beneath the insert, and a guide beneath the valve. The guide has a generally truncated pyramid shape, and a central portion on its upper end. The central portion is centered on the retaining pin. The retaining pin has an expanded lower end to secure the valve assembly together.

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


Fluid regulators
Patent No. 10760712 

Inventor(s): Justin Wade Hart (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042412 on 07/23/2018 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fluid regulators are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a vale body, a valve seat, and protrusions. The valve body has an inlet and an outlet. The valve seat is located within the valve body and is positioned between the inlet and the outlet. The protrusions are formed by and extend along an inner wall of the valve body between the valve seat and the outlet, and end adjacent the outlet. At least one of the protrusions is spaced relative to others of the protrusions. The protrusions are to increase a uniformity of a flow pattern of fluid flowing through a cross-section of the outlet. Each of the protrusions has a central axis oriented perpendicularly to a corresponding surrounding portion of the inner wall.

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


Optimized low power air circulation in HVAC systems
Patent No. 10760813 

Inventor(s): Ian James Burmania (Rockwall, TX), Robert B. Uselton (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15257954 on 09/07/2016 (1455 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprising a furnace, an impeller, and a controller. The impeller directs air into an environment through the furnace. The controller receives calls to heat the environment or circulate air in the environment. In response to receiving a call to heat the environment, the controller activates the furnace and the impeller such that the impeller draws a first amount of power and turns in a first direction causing air to be impelled from the impeller through the furnace into the environment. In response to receiving a call to circulate air in the environment, the controller activates the impeller such that the impeller draws a second amount of power and turns in a second direction causing air to be impelled from the impeller into the environment, wherein the second amount of power is less than the first amount of power and the second direction is opposite the first direction.

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


Method and system for maximizing the thermal properties of a thermoelectric cooler and use therewith in association with hybrid cooling
Patent No. 10760827 

Inventor(s): Tony Quisenberry (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): THERMOTEK, INC. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16251770 on 01/18/2019 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling system including a first cooling apparatus thermally exposed to a space to be cooled. The cooling system further includes a second cooling apparatus thermally exposed to the space to be cooled and thermally exposed to the first cooling apparatus. Heat discharged from the second cooling apparatus powers the first cooling apparatus.

[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)


Method and apparatus for refrigerant detector calibration confirmation
Patent No. 10760838 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Mark Olsen (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Robert B. Uselton (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15848637 on 12/20/2017 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A refrigerant detector testing system according to aspects of the disclosure includes a metering orifice formed in a suction line that is disposed between an evaporator coil and a compressor, a valve fluidly coupled to the metering orifice, a connecting tube fluidly coupled to the valve on a side opposite the metering orifice, a mixing device having an input orifice fluidly coupled to the connecting tube. In some embodiments, the mixing device includes an air intake disposed proximate the input orifice, a throttling portion downstream of the input orifice and the air intake, the throttling portion having a reduced cross-sectional area, and a diffuser section positioned downstream of the throttling portion, the diffuser section having an output orifice. According to aspects of the disclosure, a refrigerant detector fluidly exposed to the output orifice.

[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)


Metal injection molded ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 10760882 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15671396 on 08/08/2017 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a metal injection molded ammunition cartridge comprising a metal injection molded bottom portion comprising a primer recess in communication with a primer flash hole that extends into a propellant chamber and a metal injection molded body extending form the metal injection molded bottom portion.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Multi-function vehicle input apparatuses with rotatable dials for vehicle systems control and methods incorporating the same
Patent No. 10759461 

Inventor(s): Clinton J. Williams (Saline, MI), John Charles Rafferty (Dexter, MI), Lou M. Pope (Ypsilanti, 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: 16264223 on 01/31/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-function input apparatus of a steering wheel that includes an outer dial having a planar surface and a center dial having a capacitive surface such that the center dial is responsive to capacitive touch along the capacitive surface. The center dial being disposed within the outer dial and the outer dial is rotatable about a rotation axis independent of the center dial such that the center dial is rotatably fixed when the outer dial rotates. The outer dial including a recessed portion positioned along the planar surface such that the recessed portion is rotatable about the center dial. The recessed portion of the outer dial is translatable along the rotation axis.

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


Liquid level sensing apparatus and related methods
Patent No. 10760939 

Inventor(s): Lyle Yarnell (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552783 on 08/27/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: Liquid level sensing apparatus and related methods are disclosed. An example method includes moving a cannula to pierce a seal of a container to provide access to a liquid in a cavity of the container; moving a probe through a passageway of the cannula and into the cavity of the container; and when the probe is at least partially positioned in the cannula: providing a first signal to the probe to cause the probe to emit a first electrical field; and providing a second signal to the cannula to cause the cannula to emit a second electrical field.

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


Method and system for non-destructive testing of curved composites
Patent No. 10761067 

Inventor(s): Sarah Stair (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Baylor University (Waco, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14848009 on 09/08/2015 (1820 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for characterizing and quantifying composite laminate structures, including structures with surfaces that are curved in two and three dimensions. The embodiments take a composite laminate of unknown ply stack composition and sequence and determine various information about the individual plies, such as ply stack, orientation, microstructure, and type. The embodiments can distinguish between weave types that may exhibit similar planar stiffness behaviors, but would produce different failure mechanisms. Individual ply information may then be used to derive the laminate bulk properties from externally provided constitutive properties of the fiber and matrix, including extensional stiffness, bending-extension coupling stiffness, bending stiffness, and the like. The laminate bulk properties may then be used to generate a probabilistic failure envelope for the composite laminate. In some embodiments, ply stack type and sequence may also be determined for a curved carbon fiber composite using the disclosed embodiments by adding a rotational stage.

[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)


System and method for control of automated test equipment contactor
Patent No. 10761111 

Inventor(s): Arun Adoni (Secunderabad, , IN), Prajkta Vyavahare (Bangalore, , IN), Sreeram Subramanyam Nasum (Bangalore, , IN), Suvadip Banerjee (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15989126 on 05/24/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a controller for automated test equipment (ATE) contactor to interface with a device under test (DUT) including a power converter having a primary and secondary side, each side has an input/output (I/O) pin. The controller causes the ATE contactor to apply a load current on the secondary side of the power converter at a first value and vary the load current to a second value. The contactor receives first and second indications, at the first and second load currents, of a voltage on the primary side I/O pin, a voltage on the primary side of the power converter, an input current on the primary side of the power converter, a voltage on the secondary side I/O pin, and a voltage on the secondary side of the power converter. The controller determines a primary and secondary side ATE contactor resistances based on the first and second indications.

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


Sensor arrangement and method for determining time-of-flight
Patent No. 10761197 

Inventor(s): Kerry Glover (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, , AT)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15777887 on 11/14/2016 (1387 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor arrangement for determining time-of-flight comprises an emitter configured to periodically emit pulses of electromagnetic radiation depending on a first clock signal, a photonic demodulator configured to detect electromagnetic radiation during detection intervals comprising first and second intervals and a processing circuit. A timing of the detection intervals is defined by a second clock signal having a phase difference with respect to the first clock signal. The demodulator is configured to generate demodulator signals depending on energy of the radiation detected during at least one of the first intervals and at least one of the second intervals, respectively. The processing circuit is configured to adapt the phase difference based on the demodulator signals and to generate an output signal indicative of the time-of-flight based on the phase difference.

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


Module with transmit and receive optical subassemblies with specific pic cooling architecture
Patent No. 10761262 

Inventor(s): Karlheinz Muth (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ROCKLEY PHOTONICS LIMITED (London, , GB)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051237 on 07/31/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optoelectronic module. In some embodiments, the module includes: a housing, a substantially planar subcarrier, a photonic integrated circuit, and an analog electronic integrated circuit. The subcarrier has a thermal conductivity greater than 10 W/m/K. The photonic integrated circuit and the analog electronic integrated circuit are secured to a first side of the subcarrier, and the subcarrier is secured to a first wall of the housing. A second side of the subcarrier, opposite the first side of the subcarrier, is parallel to, secured to, and in thermal contact with, an interior side of the first wall of the housing.

[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]


Material formulation for over mold cover fiber optic cable
Patent No. 10761284 

Inventor(s): Anil Bastola (Fort Worth, TX), Wei Liu (Fort Worth, TX), Ziwei Liu (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16194806 on 11/19/2018 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polyurethane composition is provided. The polyurethane composition includes a first part of a first polytetramethylene oxide, a second polytetramethylene oxide, and a castor oil based polyol. The second polytetramethylene oxide has a higher viscosity than the first polytetramethylene oxide. The polyurethane composition also includes a second part of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate. Also provided is a fiber optic cable assembly incorporating the polyurethane composition as an overmold. The overmold has a glass transition temperature of less than 40 C. measured according to differential scanning calorimetry. Further provided is a method of applying an overmold to a fiber optic cable assembly.

[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]


Bypass optical switch and methods
Patent No. 10761307 

Inventor(s): Kirk A. Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15370766 on 12/06/2016 (1365 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical system (e.g., a telescope) comprising an optical assembly that reflects and refracts light rays through a single window about an optical path to a detector. A field-of-view switch assembly comprises a mount, having a pair of diverter mirrors, movably coupled to the optical assembly and being selectively movable between a non-bypass position and a bypass position. The diverter mirrors bypass a first field-of-view and translate a second field-of-view (both through the single window) when moved from the non-bypass position to the bypass position to redirect the optical path. The diverter mirrors straddle the optical path in the non-bypass position. A dynamic shutter shields the second diverter mirror and exposes the second diverter mirror when moved between non-bypass and bypass positions. A four-bar linkage mechanism rotates the mount with an on-board motor and a torsional shaft to absorb impact forces. Associated methods are provided for facilitating switching between fields-of-view.

[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]


Systems and methods for generating a volumetric image and interacting with the volumetric image using a planar display
Patent No. 10761344 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul Schmalenberg (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: 16270314 on 02/07/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a photophoretic display device including a trap light source and an illumination light source, an image converter including a light signal propagation director and a light signal sensor, and a control unit. The trap light source is configured to trap a scattering particle and the illumination light source is configured to illuminate the scattering particle that the trap light source is configured to trap such that the photophoretic display device generates a volumetric image. The light signal propagation director is configured to direct a visual signal of the volumetric image to the light signal sensor. The light signal sensor is configured to sense the visual signal and to generate a planar image signal based on the visual signal. The control unit is configured to send the planar image signal, receive a user input signal in response to sending the planar image signal, and control one or more of the trap light source and the illumination light source to change the volumetric image based on the user input signal.

[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]


Systems and methods for providing an interactive user interface using a film and projector
Patent No. 10761636 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Michael Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915301 on 03/08/2018 (908 days app to issue)

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

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


Look up table with data element promotion
Patent No. 10761850 

Inventor(s): Dheera Balasubramanian (Richardson, TX), Duc Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX), Sahithi Krishna (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15940283 on 03/29/2018 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to look up table operations implemented in a digital data processor. A look up table read instruction recalls data elements of a specified data size from table(s) and stores recalled data elements in successive slots in a destination register. Disclosed embodiments promote data elements to a larger size with selected sign or zero extension. A source operand register stores vector offsets from a table start address. A destination operand stores the results of the look up table read. The look up table instruction implies a base address register and a configuration register. The base address register stores a table base address. The configuration register sets various look up table read operation parameters.

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


Securing conditional speculative instruction execution
Patent No. 10761855 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16028750 on 07/06/2018 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed in a processor, includes: receiving, in the processor, a branch instruction in the processing; determining, by the processor, an address of an instruction after the branch instruction as a candidate for speculative execution, the address including an object identification and an offset; and determining, by the processor, whether or not to perform speculative execution of the instruction after the branch instruction based on the object identification of the address.

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


Managing and maintaining multiple debug contexts in a debug execution mode for real-time processors
Patent No. 10761967 

Inventor(s): Gary A. Cooper (Oakmont, PA), Jason Lynn Peck (Houston, TX), Markus Koesler (Landshut, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15981320 on 05/16/2018 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: A real-time debugger implementation maintains and manages multiple debug contexts allowing developers to interact with real-time applications without ”breaking” the system in which the debug application is executing. The debugger allows multiple debug contexts to exist and allows break points in real-time and non-real-time code portions of one or more applications executing on a debug enabled core of a processor. A debug monitor function may be implemented as a hardware logic module on the same integrated circuit as the processor. Higher priority interrupt service requests may be serviced while otherwise maintaining a context for the debug session (e.g., stopped at a developer defined breakpoint). Accordingly, the application developer executing the debugger may not have to be concerned with processing occurring on the processor that may be unrelated to the current debug session.

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


Managing and maintaining multiple debug contexts in a debug execution mode for real-time processors
Patent No. 10761968 

Inventor(s): Gary A. Cooper (Oakmont, PA), Jason Lynn Peck (Houston, TX), Markus Koesler (Landshut, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15981377 on 05/16/2018 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: A real-time debugger implementation maintains and manages multiple debug contexts allowing developers to interact with real-time applications without ”breaking” the system in which the debug application is executing. The debugger allows multiple debug contexts to exist and allows break points in real-time and non-real-time code portions of one or more applications executing on a debug enabled core of a processor. A debug monitor function may be implemented as a hardware logic module on the same integrated circuit as the processor. Higher priority interrupt service requests may be serviced while otherwise maintaining a context for the debug session (e.g., stopped at a developer defined breakpoint). Accordingly, the application developer executing the debugger may not have to be concerned with processing occurring on the processor that may be unrelated to the current debug session.

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


Embedded universal serial bus 2 repeater
Patent No. 10762016 

Inventor(s): Bhupendra Sharma (Bangalore, , IN), Douglas Edward Wente (Murphy, TX), Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX), Mustafa Ulvi Erdogan (Allen, TX), Saurabh Goyal (Bangalore, , IN), Win Naing Maung (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404494 on 05/06/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit including a squelch detector having a first input coupled to a first node and configured to receive a positive component of a differential signal with a floating center tap, a second input coupled to a second node and configured to receive a negative component of the differential signal, and an output coupled to a logic circuit, a first resistor coupled between the first node and a third node, a second resistor coupled between the third node and the second node, a third resistor coupled between the first node and a fourth node, a fourth resistor coupled between the fourth node and the second node, a capacitor coupled between the fourth node and a ground terminal, a comparator having a first input coupled to the third node, a second input coupled to a fifth node, and an output coupled to the logic circuit.

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


Automated response system using smart data
Patent No. 10762115 

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: 16665342 on 10/28/2019 (309 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)


System for design visualization using actual product images
Patent No. 10762249 

Inventor(s): Francisco Acosta (Dallas, TX), Pol Cmara Sol (Canary Islands, , ES)
Assignee(s): Stone Boutique Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014604 on 06/21/2018 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system for acquiring images of real stone slabs, visualize them virtually them in a 1:1. ratio, and design and view the final installation in 2D and 3D with the actual slabs instead of sample photography. This feat is achieved by the combination of multiple systems. Which include: 1. A process to take the photographies 2. A computer system to store and manage a virtual warehouse of actual slab images, 3. a 1:1 display system, 4. a catalog application and 5. a visualization tool.

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


Waveform generation and recognition system
Patent No. 10762347 

Inventor(s): David Andrew Caulkins (Dallas, TX), Jerry A. Beers (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Quickpatents, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990493 on 05/25/2018 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical code system for manipulating an optical code that represents an audio waveform present in an audio file, for example, includes a server, a database module, and a non-volatile storage system, all interconnected and preferably in communication with a network to remote users. The system includes two primary sub-systems: a code generating system and a code matching system. The code generating system generates an optical code based on the audio waveform, such an optical code being subsequently scanned and identified by the code matching system. As such, once the code matching system matches an optical code to a particular audio waveform, the associated audio file and associated waveform data may be delivered to the user.

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


Inmate tracking system in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10762353 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15488180 on 04/14/2017 (1236 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monitoring system and a method for operating the monitoring system in an inmate tracking system in a controlled environment is disclosed. The monitoring system receives video and audio data from devices located within the controlled environment and organizes the video and audio data within profiles that allow for searches of the video and audio to be performed. The monitoring system analyzes the video and audio data and generates the profiles to include identified objects associated with the video and audio data.

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


Deep learning image processing method for determining vehicle damage
Patent No. 10762385 

Inventor(s): He Yang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023414 on 06/29/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a computer-implemented method and associated tangible non-transitory computer-readable medium, an image of a damaged vehicle may be analyzed to generate a repair estimate. A dataset populated with digital images of damaged vehicles and associated claim data may be used to train a deep learning neural network to learn damaged vehicle image characteristics that are predictive of claim data characteristics, and a predictive similarity model may be generated. Using the predictive similarity model, one or more similarity scores may be generated for a digital image of a newly damaged vehicle, indicating its similarity to one or more digital images of damaged vehicles with known damage level, repair time, and/or repair cost. A repair estimate may be generated for the newly damaged vehicle based on the claim data associated with images that are most similar to the image of the newly damaged vehicle.

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


Computer architecture for emulating image mapping in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10762397 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017654 on 06/25/2018 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate image mapping in a correlithm object processing system comprises a memory and one or more processors. The memory stores a correlithm object mapping table configured with multiple source image elements and multiple corresponding target correlithm objects. The processors receive an input image element comprising an n-pixel array of binary values and determine n-dimensional distances between the input image element and each of the source image elements. The processors then identify a source image element with the closest determined n-dimensional distance. The processors determine whether a deviation between the input image element and the identified source image element is within a predetermined tolerance. The processors identify a target correlithm object corresponding to the identified source image and determine a perturbation to be applied to the identified target correlithm object based on the determined deviation.

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


Token device for distributed ledger based interchange
Patent No. 10762506 

Inventor(s): Duane Cash (McKinney, TX), Hudson R. Jameson (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15592925 on 05/11/2017 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable token device is described, the token device useable to request transactions performed over an interchange system. The token device authenticates a user through the use of biometric data such as a fingerprint. When in proximity to a point of sale (POS) terminal, the token device communicates with the POS terminal over a wireless network to authorize a transaction involving the user. The interchange system employs blockchain elements that can be used in a payment apparatus for managing payments or other types of transactions, and for managing user accounts. The interchange system enables users to enroll in the system, and enables the various users” computing devices to be used as confirmation centers for new transactions and/or funds transfers between users.

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


Systems and methods for automated trade-in with limited human interaction
Patent No. 10762540 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16659809 on 10/22/2019 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein may facilitate an automated trade-in of a vehicle with limited human interaction. A server may receive a request to begin a value determination of a vehicle associated with the user. The server may receive first data comprising: vehicle-specific identifying information, and multimedia content showing a first aspect of the vehicle. The user may be directed to place the vehicle within a predetermined staging area. The server may receive, from one or more image sensors associated with the staging area, second data comprising multimedia content showing a second aspect of the vehicle. The server may create a feature vector comprising the first data and the second data. The feature vector may be inputted into a machine learning algorithm corresponding to the vehicle-specific identifying information of the vehicle. Based on the machine learning algorithm, the server may determine a value of the vehicle.

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


Database image matching using machine learning with output personalization
Patent No. 10762562 

Inventor(s): Arjun Dugal (Dallas, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Sanjiv Yajnik (Dallas, TX), Stephen Mic
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116890 on 08/29/2018 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for processing an image using machine learning are provided. The system includes a processor in communication with a client device, and a storage medium storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to perform operations including: determining a location of the client device; receiving an image of a vehicle from the client device; matching, using a machine learning algorithm, the image to one or more images of vehicles in a database. The operations also include: retrieving vehicle information based on the matched one or more images; obtaining user information relating to a financing request for the vehicle; determining and transmitting to the client device a real-time quote for the vehicle based on the vehicle information and user information.

[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]


Single audit tool
Patent No. 10762578 

Inventor(s): Lee Scott Spradling (Fort Worth, TX), Stephen W. Lindsey (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THOMSON REUTERS ENTERPRISE CENTRE GMBH (Zug, , CH)
Law Firm: Thomson Reuters (15 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14792652 on 07/07/2015 (1883 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for planning and performing an audit. The systems and techniques determine whether a Single Audit or a program-specific audit is to be performed for an entity, and automatically select one or more compliance procedures that are to be used during the auditing process.

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


System and method for provisioning devices using RFID
Patent No. 10762590 

Inventor(s): Toerless Eckert (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902522 on 02/22/2018 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for provisioning secure devices onto a network are provided. The system includes a voucher server configured to provide a vouchers to a logistics device, and a secure pledge device associated with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identifier) chip, wherein the RFID chip comprises the voucher obtained from the voucher server and written to the RFID chip by the logistics device and the voucher is used for provisioning the pledge device to a customer network.

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


Image-based techniques for audio content
Patent No. 10762913 

Inventor(s): Steven Belz (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L. P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15989297 on 05/25/2018 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a device from a first media device, audio data and image information. The audio information indicates vibrations of an object caused by sound in a vicinity of the object. The method includes generating, at the device, an audio signal based on the audio data. The method includes transmitting the audio signal from the device to a second media device conditioned upon a quality of the audio signal satisfying a threshold. Conditioned upon the quality of the audio signal failing to satisfy the threshold, the method further includes generating audio information based on the vibrations, generating audio content associated with the first media device from the audio information, and transmitting the audio content from the device to the second media device.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Suppressing program disturb during program recovery in memory device
Patent No. 10762973 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Zhengyi Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16408975 on 05/10/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: Program disturb is suppressed during a program recovery phase of a program operation in a memory device. The duration of the recovery phase can be increased when the risk of program disturb is greater due to factors such as temperature, the position of the selected word line, the number of program-erase cycles and the program pulse magnitude. In other approaches, the risk of program disturb is reduced by providing an early ramp down of the voltages of the drain-side word line relative to a ramp down of the voltages of the source-side word lines, providing an early ramp down of the bit line voltage of the inhibited NAND strings relative to the ramp down of the select gate voltage or setting a lower recovery voltage for the source-side word lines relative to the recovery voltage of the drain-side word lines.

[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)


Loss of signal detection circuit
Patent No. 10763841 

Inventor(s): Amit Rane (Santa Clara, CA), Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16535557 on 08/08/2019 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In some examples, the circuit includes a first inverter coupled between first and second nodes, a second inverter coupled between third and fourth nodes, and a first logic circuit having a first input coupled to the second node, a second input coupled to the fourth node, and an output, a first positive feedback circuit coupled between the first and third nodes and having a control input. The first positive feedback circuit comprises a first switch coupled between the first and fifth nodes and having a control input, a second switch coupled between the third and sixth nodes and having a control input, a third inverter having an input coupled to the sixth node and an output coupled to the fifth node, and a fourth inverter having an input coupled to the fifth node and an output coupled to the sixth node.

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


Current controlled amplifier
Patent No. 10763850 

Inventor(s): Antony E. Brinlee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781097 on 02/04/2020 (210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify a current in a current sense device to generate an amplified current, wherein the current in the current sense device indicates a current through the FET. A comparator may be coupled to the current sense amplifier to compare a voltage corresponding to the amplified current with a voltage reference and to generate a comparator output based on the comparison, wherein the comparator output controls whether the FET is on or off.

[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]


Multi-resolution regionalized data transmission
Patent No. 10764581 

Inventor(s): Jordan David Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Martin Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockhead Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988599 on 05/24/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, reducing data signal bandwidth comprises receiving a multi-resolution image having a plurality of concentric regions that each have a different level of resolution, where the regions closer to the center having greater levels of resolution. Generating a representative image comprising first rasterizing the multi-resolution image into a pixel representation of pixel data with an array of pixel values. A ring of pixels for each region results from discarding duplicate pixels from each region such that only the interior pixels from each region are preserved. In a first circular direction, duplicate pixels along each ring are discarded, the preserved unique pixels resulting in ring fragments. The ring fragments are then moved towards the center so that there are no gaps between the ring fragments for each level of resolution. After resizing the array, discarded pixels are replaced with the pixel value from pixels in the second circular orientation with respect to their level of resolution.

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


 

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Mobile call enhancement
Patent No. 10761689 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORKS LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195160 on 11/19/2018 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising a processor and a memory on which are stored machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor causing the processor to one or more of obtain a first caller name of an first received call, display a notification on the device, wherein the notification includes a first button and a first document, wherein the first document is associated with the first caller name, display a list on the device of at least one name of a second document when the first button is pressed, wherein the at least one second document is associated with the first caller name and replace the first document with the second document when the at least one second document name is selected from the list.

[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]


Third-party platform for tokenization and detokenization of network packet data
Patent No. 10762241 

Inventor(s): Huihui Wu (Grapevine, TX), Robert Lawrence (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Associatio (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436108 on 06/10/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for securing data. One of the methods includes receiving, by a computer system, a network packet for analysis. The method includes determining, by the computer system, to examine the network packet for private data. The method includes identifying, by the computer system, private data in payload of the packet. The method includes encrypting the private data. The method includes storing the encrypted private data in a location separate from the payload. The method also includes obfuscating the private data by adding a reference to the location of the encrypted private data in the payload.

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


System and method for estimating depth using a monocular camera
Patent No. 10762650 

Inventor(s): Fangying Zhai (St. Louis, MO), Haritha Muralidharan (Santa Clara, CA), Kentaro Oguchi (Sunnyvale, CA), Rui Guo (San Jose, CA), Shalini Keshavamurthy (Sunnyvale, CA), Wenjie Luo (Brookline, MA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16570048 on 09/13/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for estimating depth using a monocular camera may include one or more processors, a monocular camera, and a memory device. The monocular camera and the memory device may be operably connected to the one or more processors. The memory device may include an image capture, an encoder-decoder module, a semantic information generating module, and a depth map generating module. The modules may configure the one or more processors to executed by one or more processors cause the one or more processors to obtain a captured image from the monocular camera, generate a synthesized image based on the captured image wherein the style transfer module was trained using a generative adversarial network, generate, a feature map based on the synthesized image, generate semantic information based on the feature map, and generate a depth map based on the feature map and the semantic information.

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


Adaptable-modular optical sensor based process control system, and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 10763144 

Inventor(s): Hong Chen (Carrollton, TX), Richard J. Daignault, Jr. (Carrollton, TX), Sean Lynes (Carrollton, TX), Zhiyong Gu (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Verity Instruments, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15909265 on 03/01/2018 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a process control system and a process control system are provided by the disclosure. In one embodiment, the process control system includes: (1) an optical sensor configured to monitor a production process within a process chamber and generate optical data therefrom, (2) an operational controller configured to perform critical functions to determine processing conditions of the production process from the optical data, wherein the critical functions are directed by critical function controls, (3) an adaptable management controller configured to provide the critical function controls to the operational controller, wherein the adaptable management controller is hierarchically isolated from the operational controller during the critical functions.

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


Integrated circuit backside metallization
Patent No. 10763230 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Ashok Prabhu (San Jose, CA), Genki Yano (Beppu, , JP), Hau Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Hiroyuki Sada (Beppu, , JP), Luu Thanh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Shoichi Iriguchi (Beppu, , JP), Yi Yan (Sunnyva
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228962 on 12/21/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for backside metallization includes inkjet printing a pattern of nanosilver conductive ink on a first surface of a silicon wafer. The silicon wafer includes a plurality of dies. The pattern includes a clearance area along a scribe line between the dies. A laser is focused, through a second surface of the wafer, at a point between the first surface of the silicon wafer and the second surface of the silicon wafer. The second surface is opposite the first surface. The dies are separated along the scribe line.

[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]


Bump bond structure for enhanced electromigration performance
Patent No. 10763231 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Ashok Prabhu (San Jose, CA), Dibyajat Mishra (Fremont, CA), Hau Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Luu Thanh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Makoto Yoshino (Beppu, , JP), Tomoko Noguchi (Beppu, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047888 on 07/27/2018 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device has a pillar connected to an external terminal by an intermetallic joint. Either the pillar or the external terminal, or both, include copper in direct contact with the intermetallic joint. The intermetallic joint includes at least 90 weight percent of at least one copper-tin intermetallic compound. The intermetallic joint is free of voids having a combined volume greater than 10 percent of a volume of the intermetallic joint; and free of a void having a volume greater than 5 percent of the volume of the intermetallic joint. The microelectronic device may be formed using solder which includes at least 93 weight percent tin, 0.5 weight percent to 5.0 weight percent silver, and 0.4 weight percent to 1.0 weight percent copper, to form a solder joint between the pillar and the external terminal, followed by thermal aging to convert the solder joint to the intermetallic joint.

[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]


ESD network comprising variable impedance discharge path
Patent No. 10763251 

Inventor(s): Ann Margaret Concannon (Palo Alto, CA), James P Di Sarro (Plano, TX), Krishna Praveen Mysore Rajagopal (Santa Clara, CA), Lihui Wang (Cupertino, CA), Mariano Dissegna (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715988 on 09/26/2017 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device has a protected line connected to a ground line by a triggered clamp. A variable shunt, which includes a depletion mode JFET, is connected between the protected line and the ground line, in parallel with the triggered clamp. The depletion mode JFET is formed in a substrate of the semiconductor device. The channel of the depletion mode JFET provides a resistive path for the variable shunt when the semiconductor device is unpowered, to dissipate charge from the powered line after an ESD event. When the semiconductor device is operated, that is, powered up, the gate of the depletion mode JFET may be biased to turn off the channel, and so reduce impairment of operation of the semiconductor device.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing aluminum-silicon word lines and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10763271 

Inventor(s): Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019961 on 06/27/2018 (797 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, and memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack. Each of the memory stack structures comprises a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the memory film. The electrically conductive layers include aluminum and silicon and provide low resistance electrically conductive paths as word lines of the three-dimensional memory device. The aluminum-based electrically conductive layers can provide low resistivity, low mechanical stress, and thermal stability for use as high performance word lines.

[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]


Rechargeable aqueous hybrid battery
Patent No. 10763543 

Inventor(s): Kensuke Takechi (Nagoya, , JP), Koji Suto (Ann Arbor, MI), Ruidong Yang (Wilmington, DE)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949275 on 04/10/2018 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: A zinc ion hybrid battery is provided. The battery contains an anode capable of intercalation and de-intercalation of zinc ions, a cathode having a 4V active material capable of intercalation and de-intercalation of zinc ions, lithium ions and both zinc and lithium ions; and an aqueous electrolyte which comprises: water, and a zinc salt of an anion comprising a fluoroalkylsulfonyl group of formula (I):

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


Closed loop aperture tunable antenna
Patent No. 10763576 

Inventor(s): Ping Shi (Santa Clara, CA), Yonghua Wei (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16822881 on 03/18/2020 (167 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a radio frequency (RF) antenna circuit; an antenna aperture tuning circuit; an antenna impedance measurement circuit; and a processor circuit electrically coupled to the tunable antenna aperture circuit and the impedance measurement circuit. The processor circuit is configured to: set the antenna aperture tuning circuit to an antenna aperture tuning state according to one or more parameters of an RF communication network; initiate an antenna impedance measurement; and change the antenna aperture tuning state to an antenna aperture tuning state indicated by the antenna impedance.

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


Driver and slew-rate-control circuit providing soft start after recovery from short
Patent No. 10763664 

Inventor(s): Hector Torres (McKinney, TX), Ricky Dale Jordanger (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132790 on 09/17/2018 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A slew-rate-control (SLC) circuit is coupled to an input for a driver circuit to provide a first binary value when the circuit is powered on and to control a slew rate when a pass element controlled by the driver circuit is enabled. The SLC circuit includes a capacitor node for coupling to a first terminal of an external capacitor, the capacitor node being coupled to the input. The SLC circuit also includes a SLC element coupled between the input and a first source of voltage to define the slew rate and a reset FET coupled between the input and a second source of voltage. The reset FET”s gate is controlled by an over-current-protection signal that changes binary value when a short is detected. The reset FET is coupled to return the input to the first binary value responsive to detection of a short

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


Buck-boost DC-DC converter
Patent No. 10763748 

Inventor(s): Erich Bayer (Thonhausen, , DE), Ivan Shumkov (Freising, , DE), Joerg Kirchner (Mauern, , DE), Martin Priess (Freising, , DE), Michael Lueders (Munich, , DE), Nicola Rasera (Unterschleissheim, , DE), Ruediger Ganz (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15995331 on 06/01/2018 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include inverting buck-boost DC-DC converter circuits with a switching circuit to alternate between first and second buck mode phases for buck operation in a first mode, including connecting an inductor and a capacitor in series between an input node and a reference node to charge the inductor and the capacitor in the first buck mode phase, and connecting the inductor and the capacitor in parallel between an output node and the reference node to discharge the inductor and the capacitor to the output node. For boost operation in a second mode, the switching circuit alternates between connecting the inductor and the capacitor in series between the input node and the reference node to discharge the inductor and charge the capacitor in a first boost mode phase, and connecting the inductor between the input node and the reference node to charge the inductor and connecting the capacitor between the first output node and the reference node to discharge the capacitor to deliver power to the output node in a second boost mode phase.

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


Generation of pulse width modulated (PWM) pulses
Patent No. 10763831 

Inventor(s): Nirav Ginwala (Sugar Land, TX), Subrahmanya Bharathi Akondy (Cypress, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16209615 on 12/04/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a base pulse generator to generate a first pulse width modulated (PWM) pulse, a first clock generation circuit to generate M clocks of a first frequency and phase-shifted with respect to each other, and a second clock generation circuit to receive the M clocks and to generate N clocks each at a second lower frequency and the M clocks are phase-shifted with respect to each other. Each of a plurality of flip-flops includes a clock input to receive a different one of the N clocks, a data input coupled to receive the first PWM pulse, and a flip-flop output. A selection circuit includes a plurality of inputs and a selection circuit output. Each of the plurality of inputs is coupled to a corresponding flip-flop output. The selection circuit provides, responsive to a control signal, a selected one of the flip-flop outputs as the selection circuit output.

[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]


Precision oscillators that use imprecise components
Patent No. 10763832 

Inventor(s): Aniruddha Roy (Bengaluru, , IN), Nitin Agarwal (Bengaluru, , IN), Rajavelu Thinakaran (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15853015 on 12/22/2017 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: Trimming components within an oscillator comprising: a trim-capable current source, wherein the trim-capable current source comprises a trimmable resistor and a trimmable current component, a comparator comprising a first input terminal that couples to the trim-capable current source and the second input terminal that couples to a reference voltage source, a switch coupled to the first input terminal and the trim-capable current source, and a trim-capable capacitor coupled to the switch, wherein the switch is coupled between the trim-capable capacitor and the trim-capable current source.

[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]


Multiphase oscillator circuit
Patent No. 10763833 

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Bradley Kramer (Kaufman, TX), Ernst Gerog Muellner (Munich, , DE), Ralf Brederlow (Poing, , DE), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX), Tobias Fritz (Mainburg, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235291 on 12/28/2018 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a ring oscillator includes a series of N stages in a first ring. Each stage includes a respective output terminal coupled to a respective input terminal of a next one of the stages in the first ring. N is a positive odd-numbered integer of at least three. A series of N level shifters in a second ring are respectively connected to the N stages. Each level shifter receives a respective clock output from a respective output terminal of a stage to which it is connected and generates a respective boosted clock output in response thereto. The boosted clock output is coupled to control an impedance state of a next one of the level shifters in the second ring.

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


Buffer Circuit
Patent No. 10763839 

Inventor(s): Rajat Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN), Srikanth Srinivasan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16357975 on 03/19/2019 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for a circuit. In at least some examples, the circuit includes a first diode, a second diode, a comparator having a comparator first arm and a comparator second arm, and an inverter. The first diode has a first terminal coupled to a first node and a second terminal. The second diode is coupled in series between the second terminal of the first diode and a second node. The comparator first arm includes a first plurality of transistor devices and is coupled to a third node. The comparator second arm includes a second plurality of transistor devices and is coupled to the second node, wherein the second plurality of transistor devices is greater in number than the first plurality of transistor devices. The inverter has an input coupled to the comparator and an output coupled to a fourth node.

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


Trickle charge control
Patent No. 10763843 

Inventor(s): Krishnamurthy Ganapathi Shankar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587082 on 09/30/2019 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a trickle charge control circuit coupled to a charge pump and a motor driver circuit. The trickle charge control circuit is configured to sense a voltage at a bootstrap capacitor voltage node (VBST) of the motor driver circuit; as a result of the voltage at VBST being greater than a voltage at an input voltage node (VIN), couple a charge pump voltage node (VCP) to VBST of the motor driver circuit, where a voltage at VCP is greater than the voltage at VIN; and as a result of the voltage at VBST being less than the voltage at VIN, decouple VCP from the charge pump from VBST of the motor driver circuit.

[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]


Methods and apparatus to transmit signals in isolated gate drivers
Patent No. 10763844 

Inventor(s): Arun Rao (San Jose, CA), Joseph Pham (Plano, TX), Sarvesh Bang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552805 on 08/27/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to transmit signals in isolated gate drivers. An example apparatus includes a first encoder including: an edge detector coupled to a first sensor; a first clock counter coupled to the edge detector; a first signal selector coupled to the first clock counter; and a first multiplexer coupled to a signal generator, the first clock counter, and the first signal selector; and a second encoder including: a level detector coupled to a second sensor; a second clock counter coupled to the level detector; a second signal selector coupled to the level detector and the second clock counter; and a second multiplexer coupled to the first multiplexer, a reference voltage, the second signal selector, and a modulator.

[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]


Multi-mode power management circuit
Patent No. 10763853 

Inventor(s): Qiong M. Li (Allen, TX), Wang Li (Allen, TX), Yipeng Su (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16137326 on 09/20/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, a circuit comprising a first inductor coupled between a first node and a second node, a first PMOS having a source terminal coupled to the second node and a drain terminal coupled to a third node, a second PMOS having a source terminal coupled to a ground voltage potential and a drain terminal coupled to the second node, a third PMOS having a source terminal coupled to a fourth node and a drain terminal coupled to the third node, a fourth PMOS having a source terminal coupled to the ground voltage potential and a drain terminal coupled to the fourth node, a NMOS having a source terminal coupled to the third node and a drain terminal coupled to a fifth node, a second inductor coupled between the fourth node and the fifth node, and a controller.

[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]


Dithering and calibration technique in multi-stage ADC
Patent No. 10763886 

Inventor(s): Chandana Krishna (Bengaluru, , IN), Subramanian Jagdish Narayan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16545058 on 08/20/2019 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-stage analog-to-digital converter includes a signal input terminal, a first stage analog-to-digital converter, a digital-to-analog converter; a second stage analog-to-digital converter, and dither circuitry. The first stage analog-to-digital converter includes an input coupled to the signal input terminal. The digital-to-analog converter includes an input coupled to an output of the first stage analog-to-digital converter, and an input coupled to the signal input terminal. The second stage analog-to-digital converter includes a first input coupled to an output of the digital-to-analog converter. The dither circuitry is coupled to a second input of the second stage analog-to-digital converter, and is configured to provide a dither signal to the second stage analog-to-digital converter during selection of fewer than all bits of a digital value of a residue signal received from the digital-to-analog converter.

[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]


Analog-to-digital converter with dynamic range enhancer
Patent No. 10763889 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Anant Patki (Bengaluru, , IN), Anand Kannan (Bengaluru, , IN), Anand Subramanian (Bengaluru, , IN), Diljith Mathal Thodi (Bengaluru, , IN), Pedro Ramon Gelabert (Allen, TX), Ramamurthy Vishweshwara (Bengaluru, , IN), Uttam
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16661456 on 10/23/2019 (314 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a programmable gain amplifier (PGA) having a PGA output. The circuit further includes a delta-sigma modulator having an input coupled to the PGA output. The circuit also includes a digital filter and a dynamic range enhancer (DRE) circuit. The digital filter is coupled to the delta-sigma modulator output. The DRE circuit is coupled to the delta-sigma modulator output and to the PGA. The DRE circuit is configured to monitor a signal level of the delta-sigma modulator output. Responsive to the signal level being less than a DRE threshold, the DRE circuit is configured to program the PGA for a gain level greater than unity gain and to cause the digital filter to implement an attenuation of a same magnitude as the gain level to be programmed into the PGA.

[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]


Upstream echo cancellation in full duplex communications
Patent No. 10763915 

Inventor(s): James Jeng Chen (Corona, CA), Tao Ouyang (Shenzhen, , CN), Yanbin Sun (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988746 on 05/24/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: An echo cancellation training method in a cable modern is provided, comprising receiving an echo cancellation service ID (EC SID) assigned for echo cancellation training, the cable modem receiving the EC SID from a cable head end in an information element (IE) in a map (MAP or P-MAP) defining a time and frequency of upstream transmission opportunities for the cable modem, the EC SID establishing when the cable modem may perform the echo cancellation training in a downstream channel allocated to the cable modem, transmitting an echo cancellation test signal upstream to the cable head end via an upstream channel allocated to the cable modem and in a time slot specified by the received EC SID in the map, and measuring noise in one or more downstream channels allocated to the cable modem, with the noise resulting from the transmission of the echo cancellation test signal on the upstream channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for reduced feedback MIMO
Patent No. 10763925 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15339482 on 10/31/2016 (1401 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for CSI reporting mechanisms are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive transmission scheme configuration information, codebook configuration information, and eMIMO-Type configuration information. The processor is configured to calculate, in response to receipt of configuration information that indicates an open-loop diversity operation, a first precoding matrix indicator (PMI) i[subscript]1 [/subscript]from a codebook. The codebook includes two PMIs i[subscript]1 [/subscript]and i[subscript]2 [/subscript]and is determined based on the codebook configuration information. The transceiver is further configured to report the first PMI i[subscript]1 [/subscript]by transmitting the first PMI i[subscript]1 [/subscript]on an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for non-codebook based uplink multiple-input and multiple-output
Patent No. 10763943 

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: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15821338 on 11/22/2017 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and an apparatus for selecting beams for non-codebook based uplink multiple-input and multiple-output are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method implemented by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving an allocation of at least one sounding reference signal (SRS) resource in an uplink subframe from a transmission and reception point (TRP) for a first set of uplink transmission beams, transmitting precoded SRSs in the at least one SRS resource to the TRP, wherein the precoded SRSs are precoded with UE-selected precoders and at least one rank and receiving an identification of two or more precoders for a second set of uplink transmission beams, wherein the second set of uplink transmission beams is selected from the first set of uplink transmission beams, and wherein the two or more precoders are based on the precoded SRSs.

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


Channel bonding in multiple-wavelength passive optical networks (PONs)
Patent No. 10763988 

Inventor(s): Jianhe Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Xuming Wu (Wuhan, , CN), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16192698 on 11/15/2018 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a processor configured to: select a first channel from among a plurality of channels in a network, and generate a first message assigning a first grant corresponding to the first channel; a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the first message; and a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a second message on the first channel and in response to the first message. A method comprises: selecting a first channel from among a plurality of channels in a network; generating a first message assigning a first grant corresponding to the first channel; transmitting the first message; and receiving a second message on the first channel in response to the first message.

[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)


ID-based data plane security for identity-oriented networks
Patent No. 10764050 

Inventor(s): Alexander Clemm (Los Gatos, CA), Padmadevi Pillay-Esnault (Cupertino, CA), Uma S. Chunduri (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15640156 on 06/30/2017 (1159 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of transmitting encrypted data comprises accessing, by one or more processors of an origination endpoint, first data to be transmitted to a destination having a corresponding identifier; generating, by the one or more processors, an identifier security header; generating, by the one or more processors, second data from the first data and the identifier security header; encrypting, by the one or more processors, the second data; generating, by the one or more processors, authentication data based on the encrypted second data; generating, by the one or more processors, third data from the encrypted second data and the authentication data; generating, by the one or more processors, fourth data from the identifier corresponding to the destination and the third data; and sending, by the one or more processors, the fourth data to the destination.

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


Public/private key biometric authentication system
Patent No. 10764054 

Inventor(s): Charles H. Herder, III (Dallas, TX), Tina P. Srivastava (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Badge Inc. (Lewes, DE)
Law Firm: Sunstein LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15349781 on 11/11/2016 (1390 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device, method, and computer readable storage medium generate a biometric public key for an individual based on both the individual”s biometric data and a secret, in a manner that verifiably characterizes both while tending to prevent recovery of either by anyone other than the individual. The biometric public key may be later used to authenticate a subject purporting to be the individual, using a computing facility that need not rely on a hardware root of trust. Such biometric public keys may be distributed without compromising the individual”s biometric data, and may be used to provide authentication in addition to, or in lieu of, passwords or cryptographic tokens. Various use cases are disclosed, including: enrollment, authentication, establishing and using a secure communications channel, and cryptographically signing a message.

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


Systems and methods for configuring a private multi-access edge computing environment
Patent No. 10764072 

Inventor(s): Anil K. Guntupalli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255230 on 01/23/2019 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method described herein includes obtaining a private identifier for a private radio access network (RAN). The private identifier may be used by a user equipment (UE) to access the private RAN. The method may include deploying network functions to one or more devices of a private network platform. The network functions may be associated with one or more radio access technologies (RATs). The method may include configuring the private network platform to host the network functions to provide a private multi-access edge computing (MEC) environment. The private MEC environment may be configured to host one or more MEC applications. The method may include configuring a communication interface between the private RAN and the private MEC environment to enable the UE to access, via the private RAN, the private MEC environment and performing an action associated with the private MEC environment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


EMS handling of faults in virtual network function components
Patent No. 10764115 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239502 on 01/03/2019 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving, at a VNFCI, a status failure notification message, retrieving one or more of: a peer VNFCI administration state, and the peer VNFCI operational state, requesting current issues reported on resources associated with the peer VNFCI from a VNFM when the peer VNFCI administration state is online, and the peer VNFCI is reachable, and the peer VNFCI operational state is not active, taking no action, at the VNFCI, when one or more of: the peer VNFCI administration state is not online, and the peer VNFCI is not reachable, and the peer VNFCI operational state is active, and sending a state change request with active state to the peer VNFCI when a response to the current issues reported on resources is received, and there are no critical issues at the VNFCI.

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


EMS resolution of split-brain virtual network function components
Patent No. 10764118 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239513 on 01/03/2019 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a virtual network function component instance (VNFCI) status notification resumption message with an active state when a peer VNFCI operational state is active, retrieving a timestamp of a VNFCI state change to an active state from an element VNFCI state database, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active from an element VNFCI state database, sending one or more of: a request to a virtual network function manager (VNFM) to determine if the VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, and a request to the VNFM to determine if the peer VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, sending a state change request with standby state to the peer VNFCI when the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated, and a VNFM response is received regarding the VNFCI, a timeout response from the VNFM, and a VNFM response is received regarding the peer VNFCI, and sending a state change request with standby to the VNFCI with one or more of: the VNFCI network isolate and peer VNFCI is not network isolated, and the VNFCI is network isolated or the peer VNFCI is not network isolated, and the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated and the VNFCI is in preferred standby.

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


System and method for enforcing group policies for MTC devices to perform background data transfers
Patent No. 10764143 

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: 15905451 on 02/26/2018 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system in wireless core network obtains a group policy to support background data transfer for a group of user equipment (UEs) associated with a common network area identifier. The system maps the network area identifier to one or more of a mobility management entity (MME) device and a packet data network gateway (PGW) device. The system generates a configuration command to enforce the group policy by the one or more of the MME device or the PGW device and configures, based on the configuration command, the one or more of the MME device or the PGW device to enforce the group policy.

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


Compiler and hardware interactions to reuse register fields in the data plane of a network forwarding element
Patent No. 10764176 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Barefoot Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Compass IP Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15682363 on 08/21/2017 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of configuring a forwarding element that includes several message processing stages. The method identifies a first processing stage that starts processing a first header field of a message and a second processing stage that is the last message processing stage that processes the first header field. The method configures a field of a packet header container to store the first header field from the beginning of the first message processing stage. The method identifies a second header field used in a third processing stage after the second processing stage. The method configures a set of circuitries in the data plane to initialize the container field after the end of the second processing stage. The method configures the field of the container to store the second header field of the message after the end of the second processing stage and before the start of the third processing stage.

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


Routing network traffic associated with an application based on a transaction of the application
Patent No. 10764193 

Inventor(s): Sivanaga Ravi Kumar Chunduru Venkata (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262512 on 01/30/2019 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method can include detecting a transaction associated with an application; identifying a characteristic of the transaction; determining a priority for network traffic associated with the application, based on the identified characteristic; selecting, from a plurality of types of networks that are communicatively coupled with the user device and based on the priority for the network traffic, a network type for the network traffic; and causing the network traffic to be routed, from the user device, through a network device associated with the selected network type.

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


Openflow match and action pipeline structure
Patent No. 10764200 

Inventor(s): Hun-Seok Kim (Dallas, TX), Patrick W. Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125838 on 09/10/2018 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes a packet processing pipeline. The packet processing pipeline includes match and action stages. Each match and action stage in incurs a match delay when match processing occurs and each match and action stage incurs an action delay when action processing occurs. A transport delay occurs between successive match and action stages when data is transferred from a first match and action stage to a second match and action stage.

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


Governed access to RPA bots
Patent No. 10764290 

Inventor(s): Krishna Mohan Dasari (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110706 on 08/23/2018 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples of granting governed privileged access to a robotic process automation (RPA) bot are described. In an example embodiment, for the RPA bot, an onboarding request is received for creating an RPA bot ID. The onboarding request is validated and, in response to the validation, the RPA bot ID is created. A directory service account, a privileged account available for bot employee type, is associated with the RPA bot ID and a target account is linked with the RPA bot ID to provision authorized privileged access of the target account to the RPA bot. An application programming interface (API) is provided for the RPA bot for reconciling the access to the target account. Furthermore, authorized privileged access to the RPA bot is granted to the target account.

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


Compliance-based application deployment system and method for a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 10764357 

Inventor(s): Sanjay Basu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14577149 on 12/19/2014 (2083 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compliance-based application deployment system for a cloud computing environment includes a computing system that executes a service to obtain a computing node compliance level for each of multiple computing nodes configured in the cloud computing environment. When a request is received to provision an application, the service provisions the application on one of the computing nodes having a specified compliance level included in the request.

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


Correlation of usage to corresponding users through device and DNS agents
Patent No. 10764383 

Inventor(s): Alfredo Rodriguez (Aguascalientes, , MX), Jena Draper (Dallas, TX), Kevin Custer (Lakewood, CO), Leo Brehm (Medfield, MA)
Assignee(s): CatchOn, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938589 on 03/28/2018 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for correlating private IP addresses with usage of applications to associate particular users with the application usage. An application executes on a first server and is accessible by devices via a network connection. Tracking software sends data to a second server indicative of a private IP address the device which accesses the tracking software. The second server determines a user identifier and transmits second data to a third server, the second data indicates the private IP address and a second server identifier. A DNS server tracks usage of the application to associate a time stamp, a domain and the private IP address with a log record. The log record is transmitted to the third server. The third server queries the log record by the private IP address to match data from the log record with the second data to associate the log record with the user identifier.

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


System, method, and computer readable medium for establishing communication between devices
Patent No. 10764432 

Inventor(s): Kevin V. Nguyen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424249 on 05/28/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for establishing communication between two devices comprises connecting, by a first computer, to an open source Private Branch Exchange (PBX) platform via a port, receiving a phone number sent by a first one of the two devices at the open source PBX platform, invoking an interface module by the open source PBX platform, where the interface module resides on the open source PBX platform, and building a Calling Name request by the interface module related to the received phone number.

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


Image sensor method and apparatus equipped with multiple contiguous infrared filter elements
Patent No. 10764515 

Inventor(s): E-Cheng Chang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15640758 on 07/03/2017 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image sensor apparatus and method are provided with multiple contiguous infrared (IR) filter elements. Included is an image sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of pixel elements that generate output signals as pixel data for representing an image of a scene. Further included is a filter array comprising a two-dimensional array of filter elements coupled to the two-dimensional array of pixel elements to receive light input from the scene. The filter array includes a plurality of blocks of filter elements each including a first subset of filter elements configured to transmit spectral energy in one or more colors of a visible spectrum of the light. Each pair of adjacent filter elements of the first subset are configured to transmit spectral energy in different colors of the visible spectrum of the light. Further, each block of filter elements also includes a second subset of filter elements configured to transmit spectral energy in an infrared (IR) spectrum of the light. The second subset of filter elements includes at least two (2) IR filter elements that are contiguous.

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


Non-MPM mode coding for intra prediction in video coding
Patent No. 10764577 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Jianhua Zheng (Beijing, , CN), Minqiang Jiang (Campbell, CA), Nam Ling (San Jose, CA), Taru Kanchan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX), Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664601 on 10/25/2019 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for performing intra coding predictions. An intra-coding process applied to pixels in a frame of media is determined. The intra-coding process is determined whether to corresponding to at least one of most probable modes. In response to determining the intra-coding process does not correspond to the at least one of the most probable modes, four angular prediction modes are extracted from a list of prediction modes. A set of candidates based on the four angular prediction modes are determined. A pre-defined order of the set of candidates is determined, wherein each candidate mode of the set of candidate modes is included in a ranked order and signaled with a particular fixed length coding, and wherein a length of the particular fixed length coding increases based on the pre-defined order of the set of candidate modes.

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


Transmission bit-rate control in a video encoder
Patent No. 10764591 

Inventor(s): Anurag Jain (Bangalore, , IN), Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Bangalore, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14934145 on 11/05/2015 (1762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video encoder receives a minimum number of bits (MIN) and a maximum number of bits (MAX) to be used to encode a segment of a sequence of image frames, the segment including a set of pictures contained in the sequence of image frames. The video encoder encodes the set of pictures using a total number of bits greater than the minimum number of bits (MIN), and not exceeding the maximum number of bits (MAX). Thus, the transmission bit-rate of the video encoder can be constrained to lie within a maximum and minimum rate. In an embodiment, the constraints are enforced over relatively short time intervals.

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


Managed multiplexing of video in an adaptive bit rate environment
Patent No. 10764642 

Inventor(s): Adam S. Tom (San Francisco, CA), Yuval Fisher (Palto Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010711 on 06/18/2018 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivering video programs are provided. A plurality of video programs are provided in a fragmented, adaptive bit rate format. A request for a respective video program from the plurality of video programs is received from each of a plurality of clients. The requested video programs are multiplexed for delivery to the clients in a multiplex over a shared, fixed-bit-rate transmission channel. In the fragmented, adaptive bit rate format, the fragment delivered to the client may not be the same as the requested fragment and is dependent on multiple criteria, including the bitrate and quality of the requested and delivered fragments, the total available delivery bandwidth, and other fragment requests made on the channel. The resulting multiplex may be either a constant bit rate multiplex or a variable bit rate multiplex.

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


System and method for obtaining radio frequency (RF) signal data
Patent No. 10764718 

Inventor(s): Jeff Boettcher (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): ANRITSU COMPANY (Morgan Hill, CA)
Law Firm: Tucker Ellis LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16138869 on 09/21/2018 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a plurality of mobile monitor setups, each mobile monitor setup connected with a vehicle. Each mobile monitor setup includes an omnidirectional antenna, a global positioning system (GPS) signal antenna configured to receive GPS signals and a receiver configured to obtain a plurality of radio frequency (RF) measurements. The plurality of RF measurements are swept across one or more frequency bands and each RF measurement is time stamped and location stamped based on received GPS signals.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for UE location and mobility
Patent No. 10764721 

Inventor(s): Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799524 on 02/24/2020 (190 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems described herein provide techniques for establishing and modifying user plane communications sessions between Long-Term Evolution (”LTE”) User Equipment (”UE”) devices, connected to LTE base stations, and a Fifth Generation (”5G”) core network. An LTE-5G Interworking function (”LTE-5G IWF”) may logically generate a virtual 5G UE and/or 5G base station, map a LTE UE to the virtual 5G UE, and cause the establishment of a Protocol Data Unit (”PDU”) Session, at the 5G core network, with the virtual 5G UE. The LTE-5G IWF may also maintain a 5G context, including the information of the virtual 5G UE and/or 5G base station, based on the actual location of the LTE UE and/or an LTE base station to which the LTE UE is connected. The LTE-5G IWF may further update this context, including location information, when the LTE UE is handed over from one LTE base station to another.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for supporting shared service profiles between network devices of core network
Patent No. 10764744 

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: 16023208 on 06/29/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and method are provided to reduce redundant data transfers for service profiles within a wireless core network. A network device in the core network receives, from a mobility management entity (MME), a user profile request. The user profile request includes a user identifier for an end device. The network device determines that a user profile corresponding to the user identifier includes a shared service profile and determines, when the user profile includes a shared service profile, whether the MME has stored the shared service profile. When the MME has not stored the shared service profile, the network device sends, to the MME, the shared service profile and a shared profile identifier for the shared service profile. The network device sends, to the MME, a response to the user profile request, the response including the user identifier and the shared profile identifier for the shared service profile.

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


System and method for controlling, monitoring and recording of wireless telecommunications services in penal institutions
Patent No. 10764757 

Inventor(s): Brian Francis Byrne (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16386248 on 04/16/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling, monitoring, and recording of wireless telecommunications services associated with penal institutions is provided comprising a portable electronic device and application executing on the device that present a listing of available call destinations based on receiving a first instruction from a first authorized party possessing the device. The application receives a second instruction comprising a choice of a first call destination from the listing. The application transmits a third instruction requesting connection with the destination and joins a second authorized party associated with the first call destination in a first voice session. The application joins the first authorized party to the first session. The application further joins the first party to a second voice session initiated by the second party based on determining that the second party initiated the second session from the first destination. The device originates and receives transmissions solely upon approval of the application.

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


Methods of radio front-end beam sweeping for 5G terminals
Patent No. 10764766 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianhua Mo (Garland, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248616 on 01/15/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system includes identifying a radiation pattern of each beam in a set of beams to be used for communicating with a base station (BS), identifying a database including a beam index of each beam in the set of beams, identifying a beam sweeping sequence based on at least one of the database, the radiation pattern of each beam, or a UE-specific condition, and sweeping each beam in the set of beams based on the beam sweeping sequence to radiate signal power of each beam through a transceiver.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Machine learning between radio loading and user experience
Patent No. 10764786 

Inventor(s): Thomas Kiernan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210518 on 12/05/2018 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resource upgrade predictor can be operable to receive, from a first network node device, traffic information. Based on the traffic information, the resource upgrade predictor can obtain network utilization data related to other network node devices having a similar interference characteristic (e.g., signal-to-noise ratio) to the first network node device. The resource upgrade predictor can use this network utilization data to determine a demand (e.g., demand level, demand point) at which at least a defined value related to a transmission link capacity associated with transmissions between the first network node device and the user equipment, is attained (e.g., a percentage of physical resource block loading). The resource upgrade predictor can also obtain projected demand data associated with a geographic area serviced by the first network node device, and determine, based upon the demand and the projected demand data, a time at which a network resource upgrade related to the first network node device, is to be performed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for beacon interval adaptation
Patent No. 10764812 

Inventor(s): Jian Wang (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Portland, OR), Yalin Liu (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148499 on 10/01/2018 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) adapted to transmit beacons includes adjusting an initial beacon interval between successively transmitted beacons in accordance with a value of at least one parameter and a beacon configuration received from a network entity, thereby producing an adjusted beacon interval, and transmitting a beacon selected in accordance with the adjusted beacon interval in a beacon transmission opportunity determined in accordance with the initial beacon interval.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for wireless network selection
Patent No. 10764821 

Inventor(s): Guowei Ouyang (Beijing, , CN), Weisheng Jin (Shanghai, , CN), Youyang Yu (Shanghai, , CN), Zhixian Xiang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116311 on 08/29/2018 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for wireless network selection includes obtaining, by a user equipment (UE) from a visitor access network discovery and selection function (V-ANDSF) server, a visitor policy and creating a wireless local area network (WLAN) priority list in accordance with the visitor policy, a home policy, and a priority indicator. The method also includes selecting a WLAN from the priority list as a selected network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for power control
Patent No. 10764830 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), 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: 15951542 on 04/12/2018 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of communicating in a wireless system includes receiving resource scheduling information indicating a location of a resource for transmitting a packet, an indication of a target power level, and an indication of a first bandwidth, receiving an indication of a first transmission power level, determining a second transmission power level in accordance with the target power level, and at least one of the first bandwidth and the first transmission power level, and transmitting the packet at the location of the resource with the second transmission power level.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for allocating resources for device-to-device communications
Patent No. 10764872 

Inventor(s): Hossein Bagheri (Urbana, IL), Mazin Ali Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Zhenzhen Cao (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883922 on 01/30/2018 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for a device-to-device (D2D) communication includes determining, by the a device, availability of a D2D buffer status report (BSR) resource. The method also includes in response to determining that the D2D BSR is not available, generating, by the device, a D2D scheduling request (D2D-SR) message in accordance with D2D-SR configuration information and transmitting, by the device, the D2D-SR message in a D2D-SR resource when the D2D-SR resource is available.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for transmitting and receiving control channels
Patent No. 10764876 

Inventor(s): Bingyu Qu (Shenzhen, , CN), Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15149689 on 05/09/2016 (1576 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transmitting resource allocation information to a wireless node in a communications system includes selecting a search space from one of a first search space and a second search space, the first search space associated with a first set of control channel parameters and the second search space associated with a second set of control channel parameters. The method also includes modulating the first control information, and mapping the modulated first control information onto the selected search space in a first subframe, where at least one of modulating the first control information and mapping the modulated first control information is according to a selected set of control channel parameters associated with the selected search space. The method further includes transmitting the first subframe to the wireless node, and transmitting a first parameter indicator identifying the selected set of control channel parameters to the wireless node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for beam management in the unlicensed spectrum
Patent No. 10764896 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Garland, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175532 on 10/30/2018 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), configuration information identifying a set of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources, wherein each of the set of PUCCH resources is identified via an identifier (ID) and information associated with a transmit (Tx) beam; receiving, from the BS, a downlink control information (DCI) format to schedule a transmission over a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH); identifying scheduling information for the transmission over the PUSCH based on the DCI format; configuring a Tx beam for the PUSCH based on the configuration information for the set of PUCCH resources; and transmitting, to the BS, data over the PUSCH based on the scheduling information using the Tx beam.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Scheduling of data transmission from internet of things user equipment to a base station of a cellular network
Patent No. 10764907 

Inventor(s): Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA), Shweta Sagari (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859089 on 12/29/2017 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: Data transmissions are scheduled from internet of things (IoT) user equipment (UEs) to a base station (BS) that serves those IoT UEs in a cellular network. A BS may broadcast synchronization information to the IoT UEs that allows the BS to calculate and use a schedule for receiving data transmissions from the UEs. This information can include a total number of the IoT UEs being serviced, a length of a spreading code to use in the schedule, a time domain periodicity of available resources, and a maximum number of the IoT UEs that can send data to the BS at one time. Each IoT UE can independently apply a mathematical operation to the broadcast information it receives to calculate and use the schedule. The BS can receive the data transmissions from each of the IoT UEs according to that schedule.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for sectorized transmission in a wireless network
Patent No. 10764909 

Inventor(s): Bin Chen (Schaumburg, IL), George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Lin Cai (Hoffman Estates, IL), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15849446 on 12/20/2017 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: The hidden node problem can be avoided by scheduling stations in different sectors to perform transmissions during different time periods. Sectorized scheduling can be communicated to stations through transmission of beamformed beacon signals at the beginning of respective time periods. For instance, a first beamformed beacon signal may be transmitted to stations in a first sector at the beginning of a first time period, while a second beamformed beacon signal may be transmitted to stations in a second sector at the beginning of a second time period.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for managing small data over a non-access stratum
Patent No. 10764938 

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: 16109310 on 08/22/2018 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device receives an attach request indicating that a user device is attempting a connection associated with a non-access stratum (NAS) and a particular interface, and generates a create session request that includes an indication that the connection for the user device is associated with the NAS and the particular interface. The network device provides, to a serving gateway (SGW) of the network, the create session request that includes the indication, and receives, from the SGW, a create session response that includes rules for handling the connection for the user device that is associated with the NAS and the particular interface, wherein the rules have been generated by a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) of the network. The network device provides, to the user device, an attach accept, that includes the rules, to permit the user device is to connect with the network and to utilize the rules.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Handle for a hiking stick
Patent No. D894586 

Inventor(s): Trent Ballentine (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29695036 on 06/14/2019 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Swing with flags
Patent No. D894619 

Inventor(s): John Blackrock (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Aarjay Products, LLC (Springfield, VA)
Law Firm: Widerman Malek, PL (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29719581 on 01/06/2020 (239 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Decorative mane for a lap desk
Patent No. D894629 

Inventor(s): Patrick Hogan Sullins (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Creative Manufacturing, LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29640215 on 03/12/2018 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cradle for a grill
Patent No. D894678 

Inventor(s): Christopher Blake Bassett (Garland, TX), Ian Ashley Hill (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Rembir, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29660225 on 08/20/2018 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Aircraft
Patent No. D894814 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Andrew Thomas Carter (Richland Hills, TX), Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Clegg Benjamin Brian Smith (Keller, TX), Derek Ray Eddins (Lan
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707473 on 09/27/2019 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Speaker
Patent No. D894866 

Inventor(s): Hendra Wijaya (Arlington, TX), Marcus Pestl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Forever Gifts, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29682687 on 03/07/2019 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D894916 

Inventor(s): Gary Blohm (Denver, CO), Mick Milnark (Denver, CO), Randy Starr (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612378 on 07/31/2017 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D894917 

Inventor(s): Gary Blohm (Denver, CO), Mick Milnark (Denver, CO), Randy Starr (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612383 on 07/31/2017 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing line threading device
Patent No. D895057 

Inventor(s): Jay Arbetter (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29701732 on 08/14/2019 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Centrifuge
Patent No. D895137 

Inventor(s): John Sheffield (Poolville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Abacia Patent Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29661385 on 08/27/2018 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Industrial tile
Patent No. D895160 

Inventor(s): Ryan Michael Jones (Colbert, WA)
Assignee(s): Unmatched Bonding Company LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: 24IP Law Group USA, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29676363 on 01/10/2019 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Modular flooring tile
Patent No. D895161 

Inventor(s): Chad H Jones (Frisco, TX), Marcos Gonzalez (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Signature Systems Group LLC (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Metz Lewis Brodman Must O”Keefe LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29687436 on 04/12/2019 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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