Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 8

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

Patents granted include:
•  1974 Productions' delivering music content to a smart phone
•  7-Eleven's tracking positions using a scalable position tracking system
•  Amazon's multi-channel order management
•  Flowserve's permanent magnet submersible motor
•  SMU's imaging hidden objects
•  Toyota's vehicle-to-vehicle sensor data sharing

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. 8, 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) 17
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 7
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Toyota Motor North America Inc. (Plano) 4
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3
7-Eleven Inc. (Irving) 2

UNASSIGNED 7


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Alex Reed (Lewisville) 2
Amber Hawkins (Princeton) 2
Andrew W. Hull (Grapevine) 2
Daniel M. Herring (Fort Worth) 2
Hang Jin (Plano) 2
Korbin King (Dallas) 2
Louis Brugman (Frisco) 2
Madhukar Budagavi (Plano) 2
Manu J. Kurian (Dallas) 2
Mary Nicole Hamilton (Heath) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

174 days
Therapeutic elastic sports tape
Patent No. 895813-S1
Assignee: BLACKTOP PLUS LLC (Carrollton)
Inventors: Christian Hicken (Dallas), Matthew Hicken (Frisco), Nathan Ellison (Cedar Hills, UT), Nicholas Hicken (Frisco), Steven Silvey (Garland)

3,129 days
Method and apparatus for convective sill insulation
Patent No. 10767414-B2
Assignee: Oldcastle Building Envelope Inc. (Plano)
Inventors: Dale Wruck (Hatley, WI), Peter Strycharske (Wausau, WI)


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UTILITY PATENTS

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Attractants and bait stations comprising date-derived syrup products for attracting flies and methods therein
Patent No. 10765100 

Inventor(s): Miri Barak-Simchoni (Jerusalem, IL), Yosef Schlein (D.N. Merom HaGalil, IL)
Assignee(s): WTO INVESTMENTS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: FlashPoint IP Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15115922 on 01/19/2015 (2059 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention discloses attractants and bait stations comprising date-derived syrup products for attracting biting flies and methods therein. The methods including the steps of: providing a bait station including: a date-derived syrup product for attracting at least one type of biting fly selected from the group consisting of: mosquitoes, sand flies, stable flies, biting midges, and stomoxys; and a substrate material for supporting the date-derived syrup product; and locating the bait station in a designated geographic area in order to attract said at least one type of biting fly. Preferably, the date-derived syrup product is derived from at least one date material selected from the group consisting of: dates, date paste, date syrup obtained from pressed dates, and commercially-available date syrup.

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


Systems for an oven with upper and lower heat packs
Patent No. 10765119 

Inventor(s): Alex Johnson (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): Ovention, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15601684 on 05/22/2017 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for an oven include a housing, a heating chamber positioned within the housing, at least one oven door to provide access to the heating chamber, an external nesting rack positionable on or near the housing, and a movable cook surface, the movable cook surface movable between a position within the heating chamber and a position at least partially external to the heating chamber, such that when the movable cook surface is in the position at least partially external to the heating chamber, the movable cook surface is positioned at least partially recessed below a top surface of the external nesting rack. One or more heat packs can be included to provide variable forms of heat to the heating chamber.

[A21B] BAKERS’ OVENS; MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT FOR BAKING (domestic baking equipment A47J 37/00; combustion apparatus F23; domestic stoves or ranges being wholly or partly ovens F24B, F24C)


Shape discrimination vision assessment and tracking system
Patent No. 10765312 

Inventor(s): Michael Bartlett (Richardson, TX), Yi-Zhong Wang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Genentech, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15403656 on 01/11/2017 (1336 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosure, there is provided a handheld vision tester for vision self-testing by a user. The handheld vision tester comprises a touchscreen display, a control, and an interface port. The touchscreen display is configured to present different shapes, either statically or dynamically, to the user for the vision self-testing. One of the different shapes may be a modulated version of another similar shape displayed at the same time and includes a modulated edge. The control is configured to allow a user to trigger operations of the tester and allow the user to select one of the different shapes. The handheld vision tester is configured to determine results of the vision self-testing from the user selections and store the results in the handheld vision tester. The interface port is configured to transmit the stored results to a healthcare provider who uses the results to enhance treatment routines.

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


Method for treating and reversing Type 2 diabetes
Patent No. 10765318 

Inventor(s): J. Murray Hockings (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carter Ledyard Milburn, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590809 on 05/09/2017 (1218 days app to issue)

Abstract: Contrary to popular belief, diabetes can be reversed through diet and lifestyle changes. The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method to reduce or eliminate the medication intake of a patient with Type 2 Diabetes. This can also lead to the loss of weight and regaining energy levels. The present invention provides a novel and very effective regimen for treatment of Type 2 diabetes not previously available. It is a further object of the present invention to treat Type 2 diabetes with the combination of a specific meal plan, an exercise regimen and specific supplements for cleansing and overcoming bodily deficiencies.

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


Device and method for treating osteonecrosis
Patent No. 10765453 

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: 15956245 on 04/18/2018 (874 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)


Articulating intervertebral devices, related tools, systems, and methods
Patent No. 10765529 

Inventor(s): Jon Suh (Ambler, PA), Jon Wing (Crystal Lake, IL), Nitin Kukkar (Quincy, IL), Sean Suh (Milltown, NJ)
Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brainspark Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14974174 on 12/18/2015 (1726 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intervertebral implant may include a superior exterior surface, an inferior exterior surface, a first exterior lateral surface, and a second exterior lateral surface. The first and second exterior lateral surfaces may be substantially transverse to the superior and inferior exterior surfaces. The implant may further include a first curved end wall at a first longitudinal extremity of the body. The first curved end wall may include a bore configured to receive a first shaft of a tool. Additionally, the implant may include a second curved end wall at a second longitudinal extremity of the body and an elongated slot extending from a portion of the first curved end wall to a portion of the first exterior lateral surface.

[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]


Multifunctional nanoparticle systems and methods for cancer diagnosis and combination therapy
Patent No. 10765745 

Inventor(s): Debabrata Saha (Carrollton, TX), Kytai Nguyen (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15260835 on 09/09/2016 (1460 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, compositions comprising a population of core-shell nanoparticles are described herein. In some cases, the population of core-shell nanoparticles comprises a core component and a shell component encapsulating or surrounding the core component. Additionally, one or more radiosensitizers are disposed in or dispersed throughout the core component, or an interior region of the core component. Similarly, one or more chemotherapeutic agents are disposed in or dispersed throughout the shell component, or an interior region of the shell component. Moreover, in some cases, the core component is formed from one or more biodegradable polymers. Further, in some instances, the shell component is formed from one or more stimuli responsive polymers, such as a temperature-responsive polymer and/or pH-responsive polymer.

[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)


Wound care and infusion method and system utilizing a therapeutic agent
Patent No. 10765785 

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: 15370689 on 12/06/2016 (1372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A combination therapy pad that includes a first layer and a second layer operatively coupled to the first layer. A fiber-optic array is disposed between the first layer and the second layer. A third layer is operatively coupled to the first layer. The third layer includes a vacuum tube in fluid communication with a vacuum source and a therapeutic fluid tube in fluid communication with a therapeutic fluid source. The third layer provides at least one of vacuum therapy and therapeutic fluid treatment to a wound area.

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


Mask
Patent No. 10765826 

Inventor(s): Alastair Edwin McAuley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fisher Paykel Healthcare Limited (Auckland, , NZ)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010827 on 06/18/2018 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mask is disclosed that has a gas outlet which is quiet and provides for a diffused outlet flow of gases. The outlet is preferably a slot formed between a hollow body and cover over said hollow body. The mask also preferably extends and seals under a user”s chin in use.

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


Intravascular devices, systems, and methods to address eye disorders
Patent No. 10765843 

Inventor(s): Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Stephen Michael (Maple Grove, MN), Zachary Tegels (Minneapolis, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698581 on 11/27/2019 (286 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include accessing an artery in communication with an ophthalmic artery of a subject, and advancing a microcatheter along the accessed artery so as to align a distal end of the microcatheter with an ostium of the ophthalmic artery, wherein the microcatheter includes a lumen having a guidewire positioned therein. In addition, the method includes proximally withdrawing the guidewire relative to the microcatheter so as to enable a distal portion of the microcatheter to assume a curved relaxed configuration, and cannulating the ostium with the distal portion of the microcatheter when the distal portion is in the curved relaxed configuration.

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


Golf club head with molded polymeric body
Patent No. 10765919 

Inventor(s): Eric Larson (Arlington, TX), Joshua Boggs (Aledo, TX), Kevin Harper (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122620 on 09/05/2018 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head includes a forward section and a body section to define a closed internal volume. The forward section has a strike face, a frame that surrounds the strike face, and a flange extending from the frame. The body section is formed from a molded polymeric material, and includes a forward edge that defines a receiving portion adapted to receive the flange and a weight receiving feature spaced apart from the forward edge. The body section further includes a reinforcing structure protruding into the internal volume and extending between the weight receiving feature and the forward edge. The reinforcing structure is operative to transfer impact loads between the weight receiving feature and the metallic forward section.

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


Golf club heads
Patent No. 10765923 

Inventor(s): John T. Stites (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16510716 on 07/12/2019 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: Putters include a putter body having a ball striking face member made of a material having a first hardness characteristic. A cavity is defined in the putter body behind the ball striking face member, and plural openings are defined in the ball striking face member extending rearward with respect to the ball striking face member and into the cavity. A polymeric material at least partially fills the openings and the cavity, wherein the polymeric material has a second hardness characteristic that is softer than the first hardness characteristic. The ball striking face member and the polymeric material exposed in at least some of the openings provide a ball striking surface of the putter. The ball striking surface may include grooves or scorelines to affect the launch angle, spin, and/or roll of the ball during a putt. Methods for making such putter devices also are described.

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


Maze capable of changing rolling paths
Patent No. 10765932 

Inventor(s): Kuo-Ming Tsai (Coppell, TX), Peter Tsungyu Tsai (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Lanway IPR Services (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16591401 on 10/02/2019 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A maze capable of changing rolling paths contains: a rotatable three-dimensional block formed in a six-sided cube shape and defined by twenty-six square cube units for matching with a central fixing element. The rotatable three-dimensional block includes nine of the twenty-six square cube units formed in a 3 by 3 grid arranged on the rotatable three-dimensional block, and each square cube unit has three sets of rotary layers so as to form twelve rotary layer units. The rotatable three-dimensional block includes at least one path having at least one visible window formed on the at least one path respectively. The at least one path is formed in any one of a T shape, a cross shape, and an arc shape on each square cube unit, and the at least one path includes a ball rolling therein and at least one channel which communicates with one another.

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


Methods for producing cotton plants with enhanced drought tolerance and compositions thereof
Patent No. 10767189 

Inventor(s): Richard H. Sheetz (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15237136 on 08/15/2016 (1485 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is in the field of plant breeding. The disclosure provides methods for breeding cotton plants having a staygreen trait using marker-assisted selection. The disclosure further provides germplasm that stays green under high drought stress and provide yield advantage over non-staygreen germplasm. The disclosure also provides genetic markers associated with staygreen QTLs for introgressing these QTLs into elite germplasm in a breeding program and producing novel cotton germplasm that performs better under water-limited conditions.

[A01H] NEW PLANTS OR PROCESSES FOR OBTAINING THEM; PLANT REPRODUCTION BY TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES [5]


 

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

Extreme creep resistant nano-crystalline metallic materials
Patent No. 10766071 

Inventor(s): Rajiv S. Mishra (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, DC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896804 on 02/14/2018 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: Novel metallic systems and methods for their fabrication provide an extreme creep-resistant nano-crystalline metallic material. The material comprises a matrix formed of a solvent metal with crystalline grains having diameters of no more than about 500 nm, and a plurality of dispersed metallic particles formed on the basis of a solute metal in the solvent metal matrix and having diameters of no more than about 200 nm. The particle density along the grain boundary of the matrix is as high as about 2 nm[superscript]2 [/superscript]of grain boundary area per particle so as to substantially block grain boundary motion and rotation and limit creep at temperatures above 35% of the melting point of the material.

[B22F] WORKING METALLIC POWDER; MANUFACTURE OF ARTICLES FROM METALLIC POWDER; MAKING METALLIC POWDER (making alloys by powder metallurgy C22C); APPARATUS OR DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR METALLIC POWDER


Integration of ultrasonic additive manufactured thermal structures in brazements
Patent No. 10766097 

Inventor(s): James A. Pruett (Allen, TX), Travis L. Mayberry (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15486724 on 04/13/2017 (1244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A manifold structure has at least one flow passage and a center manifold section that has at least one machined cavity. The manifold structure includes a plurality of ultrasonically additively manufactured (UAM) finstock layers arranged in the flow passage. After the finstock is formed by UAM, the finstock is permanently joined to the center manifold section via a brazing or welding process. Using UAM and a permanent joining process enables joining of the UAM finstock having enhanced thermal features to a vacuum brazement structure. UAM enables the finstock to be formed of dissimilar metal materials or multi-material laminate materials. UAM also enables bond joints of the finstock to be arranged at angles greater than ten degrees relative to a horizontal axis by using the same aluminum material in the UAM process and in the vacuum brazing process.

[B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D)


Drive shaft press
Patent No. 10766106 

Inventor(s): Keith J. Wells (Evansville, IN), Robert D. McClain (Haubstadt, IN)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15095118 on 04/10/2016 (1612 days app to issue)

Abstract: A simplified drive press system is operable to press-fit a pair of first workpieces into a second workpiece. The drive press system uses a simplified mechanical arrangement to translate an input torque into movement of a pair of drive arms toward and away from one another. Yokes of differing configurations may be attached to the drive arms to accommodate a variety of different workpieces. A nut runner may be used to supply a drive torque to the gear assembly and provide a controlled input torque and control the movement of the drive arms. An overall reduction may be utilized that balances a desired movement resolution with the desire to detect changes in input torque. The nut runner may be programmable to provide a desired movement of the drive arms while monitoring the input torque to detect when a fully press-fitted condition is realized.

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


Method and apparatus for a thermoplastic homogeneous failure module
Patent No. 10766174 

Inventor(s): William H. Maslakow (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Reliant Worldwide Plastics, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15339480 on 10/31/2016 (1408 days app to issue)

Abstract: A failure module includes a support element. A reinforcing element is disposed on the support element. The support element is chemically compatible with the reinforcing element. A homogeneous chemical bond is formed between the support element and the reinforcing element.

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


Net style cup holder assemblies for seat assemblies
Patent No. 10766393 

Inventor(s): Hamshivraj Dhamrat (Saline, MI), Lindsay A. Babian (Canton, MI), Robert J. Hazlewood (Plymouth, MI), Shelby L. Brown (Brighton, 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: 16431087 on 06/04/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cup holder assembly for a seat assembly of a vehicle includes a side shield and a net. The side shield includes an inner surface, an outer surface, a curved indentation wall extending from the outer surface, and a bottom wall. The net has an upper edge, a lower edge, and a pair of side edges. The lower edge has a length less than a length of the upper edge. The lower edge and the pair of side edges of the net engage with the outer surface of the side shield to bound at least a portion of the curved indentation wall. The net includes an apex that extends outwardly beyond the outer surface such that the net is configured to retain an object within the cup holder assembly.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Systems and methods for notifying other road users of a change in vehicle speed
Patent No. 10766412 

Inventor(s): Benjamin P. Austin (Saline, MI), John K. Lenneman (Okemos, MI), Joshua E. Domeyer (Madison, WI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16569052 on 09/12/2019 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for notifying other road users of a change in speed of a vehicle are disclosed herein. One embodiment receives sensor data from one or more sensors; detects, from the sensor data, one or more other road users; determines a lag time, relative to a commencement of the change in speed of the vehicle, that coincides with an estimated moment at which at least one of the one or more other road users perceives the change in speed of the vehicle; and outputs a signal from the vehicle in accordance with the lag time to notify the at least one of the one or more other road users of the change in speed of the vehicle.

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


Autonomous rear viewing sensor mount
Patent No. 10766430 

Inventor(s): Andrew L Sakowski (Northville, MI), Bill Castleman (Canton, MI), Scott L Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16040909 on 07/20/2018 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: Autonomous vehicles are made by fitting sensors to non-autonomous vehicle platforms. A mounting structure to mount rear-facing sensors to the vehicle is needed to provide sensor data about the rear environment of the vehicle. The mounting structure is secured to the vehicle by utilizing existing vehicle body structures. The vehicle body structures include rearward roof chassis parts that provide stability and security to the mounting structure.

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


Sound and vibration enhancement in hybrid vehicles
Patent No. 10766479 

Inventor(s): Abril A. Galang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16103285 on 08/14/2018 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method counters the ”rubber band-like effect” in hybrid vehicles by introducing engine noise and/or vibration into a vehicle compartment when the engine reaches a threshold or maximum RPM, but the electric motor continues to provide additional power to increase vehicle speed. An acoustic tube coupling the engine to the passenger compartment is used to simulate the increased engine noise. Vibration mechanisms in the passenger compartment are used to simulate the engine vibration in the passenger compartment.

[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]


Secure storage box for autorack car
Patent No. 10766506 

Inventor(s): Jerry W. Vande Sande (Dallas, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15652461 on 07/18/2017 (1148 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a railcar comprises a railcar door for accessing an interior of the railcar, and a storage box comprising an access opening. The storage box is disposed such that when the railcar door is in a closed position, the railcar door prevents access to the storage box access opening, and when the railcar door is in an open position, the storage box access opening is accessible. In some embodiments the railcar door comprises a double door, and the storage box comprises a first portion coupled to a first door and a second portion coupled to a second door and adjacent to the first portion of the storage box. The first portion of the storage box prevents access to the second portion when the double doors are in a closed position. In some embodiments, the storage box is recessed into the railcar floor beneath the railcar door.

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


Lift axle drag reduction system and method
Patent No. 10766549 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16657647 on 10/18/2019 (326 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disclosed lift axle is suitable for a vehicle that has a first wheel for supporting the vehicle on a road surface. The lift axle system includes a lift mechanism that is coupled to the vehicle and is configured to reciprocate an axle between a stowed position and deployed position. The lift axle system further includes a second wheel coupled to the axle. The second wheel engages the road surface when the lift mechanism is in the deployed position, and the second wheel is disengaged from the road surface when the lift mechanism is in the stowed position. The second wheel has a lower rolling resistance than the first wheel.

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


Semi cantilevered landing gear actuated by an external articulating load damper for improved take-off
Patent No. 10766606 

Inventor(s): William E. Luce (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15786371 on 10/17/2017 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: A landing gear arrangement may comprise a lever configured to be coupled between an axle and a strut piston of a shock strut, a load damper configured to be externally coupled between the shock strut and the lever, wherein the load damper is configured to increase a length of the landing gear arrangement in response to an extension force of the load damper increasing above a ground force reacted through the landing gear arrangement. The load damper may be located externally from the strut piston.

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


Rotor hub assembly with universal joint
Patent No. 10766612 

Inventor(s): Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Richard E. Rauber (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15658190 on 07/24/2017 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor hub assembly that includes a yoke configured to attach blades thereto, a universal joint configured to attach to, and transmit forces between, a mast and the yoke, and an elastomeric member configured to attenuate vibrations transmitted from the universal joint to the mast.

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


System and method for rotorcraft-weight-on-wheels flight state transition control
Patent No. 10766613 

Inventor(s): Jillian Samantha Alfred (Fort Worth, TX), Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15940184 on 03/29/2018 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft having a plurality of wheels, each wheel configured to receive weight of the rotorcraft when in contact with a landing surface, a plurality of wheel sensors, each wheel sensor associated with a respective wheel and having circuitry configured to generate a wheel on ground (WOG) signal indicating that the respective wheel is in contact with the landing surface, and a flight control computer (FCC) in signal communication with the plurality of wheel sensors, the FCC operable to execute a first hold loop having a first integrator and providing first control augmentation of a rotorcraft flight system, the FCC further operable to freeze the first integrator according to a number of WOG signals received from the plurality of wheel sensors, the FCC further operable to generate a first control signal according to a first value provided by the first integrator while the first integrator is frozen.

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


Air inlet with integrated structural hand hold
Patent No. 10766628 

Inventor(s): Brent Scannell (Roxboro, , CA), Thomas Mast (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15706394 on 09/15/2017 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to an air inlet for an aircraft with an integrated hand hold. One innovative aspect of the subject matter described herein can be implemented as an air inlet on the exterior surface of a cowling for a rotorcraft, wherein the air inlet having a scoop that includes a bottom surface having a wide, flat, front edge that angles downward towards the back, an opening in the back for air to enter, and two lateral sides coupled to the bottom surface, where the two sides are planar on a top surface and become longer in height towards the opening in the back, and hand hold, where the hand hold is a trough or an indentation in the bottom surface of the scoop that extends along a side.

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


Multiple power assurance check procedure for aircraft with an engine inlet barrier filter installed
Patent No. 10766631 

Inventor(s): Andrew Jordan Birkenheuer (Arlington, TX), Joshua Robert O”Neil (Bedford, TX), Martin Peryea (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15167886 on 05/27/2016 (1565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of conducting an engine power assurance check includes performing a first engine power assurance check wherein the first engine power assurance check is judged as passing or failing based on power performance values calculated assuming the presence of a substantially clogged or blocked inlet barrier filter and in response to a fail result of the first engine power assurance check, performing a second engine power assurance check wherein the second power assurance check is judged as passing or failing based on power performance values calculated assuming at least one of no inlet barrier filter being installed and an open bypass of an installed inlet barrier filter.

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


Landing strobe, system and method for deploying the landing strobe
Patent No. 10766638 

Inventor(s): John G. Williams (Nashua, NH), Richard P. Linnehan (Nashua, NH)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371697 on 04/01/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A landing strobe is provided that comprises a vane extending from the landing strobe, and an actuator coupled to the vane. The actuator can be configured to move the vane from a first position to a second position upon impact of the landing strobe. The landing strobe can also comprise an optical emitter configured to emit an adjustable radiation pattern extending radially around a central axis that is substantially vertical when the van is moved to the second position. A landing strobe system is also provided and comprises a landing strobe configured to be released from an aircraft arranged over a landing zone. The vane is configured to extend at an upward angle outward from the landing strobe when released from the aircraft. The vane is further configured to extend at a downward angle outward from the landing strobe when the landing strobe contacts the landing zone.

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


Method and apparatus for a product settler
Patent No. 10766641 

Inventor(s): Chad Arthur Huebner (Hurst, TX), Eduard Edwards (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14581110 on 12/23/2014 (2086 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for settling a product in a partially formed package. In one aspect, the invention comprises the steps: providing a partially formed package; filling the partially formed package with a product; and settling the product in the partially formed package. The settling step comprises rotating a paddle wheel comprising at least one paddle against the partially formed package. In a second aspect, the invention comprises an improved product settler for settling product in a partially formed package. The improved product settler comprises a paddle wheel. The paddle wheel comprises at least one paddle that is positioned to cause an impact against the partially formed package. The impact agitates the partially formed package and thereby settles the product.

[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)


 

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

Method for improving quality of aquaculture pond water using a nutrient germinant composition and spore incubation method
Patent No. 10766799 

Inventor(s): Amanda Rosmarin (Lewisville, TX), Charles Greenwald (Dallas, TX), Christopher Zetena (Dallas, TX), Daniel Aberle (Irving, TX), Gabriel F. K. Everett (Mansfield, TX), George Aboagye (Derby, , GB), Haibo Cao (Flower Mound, TX
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907682 on 02/28/2018 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for improving the quality of pond water used in aquaculture applications by adding to the pond water active bacteria that are preferably germinated from spores on site using a nutrient-germinant composition and an incubation method for increased spore germination efficiency, in combination with a nitrification enhancement agent such as calcium carbonate or calcified seaweed, and an optional reaction surface area modifier such as calcified seaweed or plastic or metal particles or fragments. The nutrient-germinant composition comprises L-amino acids, D-glucose and/or D-fructose, a phosphate buffer, an industrial preservative, and may include bacteria spores (preferably of one or more [i]Bacillus [/i]species) or they may be separately combined for germination. The incubation method comprises heating a nutrient germinant composition and bacteria spores, to a temperature range of 35 C. to 60 C. for around 2 to 60 minutes to produce an incubated bacteria solution that is discharged to the aquaculture application.

[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]


Deterrents for arthropods and marine organisms
Patent No. 10766866 

Inventor(s): John A. Schetz (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175568 on 10/30/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention related to compounds, compositions, methods of use, and processes for preparing compound which are useful as deterrents for terrestrial arthropods and marine organisms.

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


PVOH dispersant for VCM polymerization
Patent No. 10766983 

Inventor(s): Hidehiro Yamaguchi (Houston, TX), Joseba Inaki Iragorri (Houston, TX), K. Van Phung (Houston, TX), Kaustubh Ghorpade (Houston, TX), Tsutomu Ando (Houston, TX), Yohei Nishimura (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Osha Liang LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15555856 on 03/04/2016 (1649 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dispersing agents useful in a suspension polymerization process may be formed based on polyvinyl alcohols and processes discloses herein. The dispersing agent may include, for example: a polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of hydrolysis in the range from 60 to 80 mol %; an absorbance of not less than 0.3 measured at a wavelength of 320 nm with respect to a 0.1 wt % aqueous solution of the polyvinyl alcohol; a block character of remaining ester groups in the range from 0.4 to 0.5; and a cloud point in the range from 35 C. to 50 C. measured with respect to a 1 wt % aqueous solution of the polyvinyl alcohol. Carbonyl groups are theorized to be present along the polymer chain, which may be quantified by 1-H NMR spectra peaks.

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


Electrolysis device
Patent No. 10767269 

Inventor(s): Andrew R Alcon (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Vital Tech, LLC (Cheyenne, WY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15932989 on 06/06/2018 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved electrolysis system is disclosed in which the tank is designed to operate with a plurality of electrodes that are connected in a parallel plate configuration to a DC power source. The electrode geometry provides a means in which the height of the electrodes is lessened by increasing the length of the electrodes to provide the necessary area for any given current input. The lessened height of the electrode reduces the travel path of the gases escaping to the surface thereby reducing the void fracture height area of the bubbles and increasing the overall system efficiency. Additional efficiencies are obtained with a high surface area of contact between the electrical bus segments and the electrodes.

[C25B] ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON- METALS; APPARATUS THEREFOR (anodic or cathodic protection C23F 13/00; single-crystal growth C30B) [2]


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Thermolysin for easy-cleaning of insect body stains
Patent No. 10767141 

Inventor(s): Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Masahiko Ishii (Okazaki, , JP), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI), Songtao Wu (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: 15193242 on 06/27/2016 (1534 days app to issue)

Abstract: A substrate or coating is provided that includes a protease with enzymatic activity toward a component of a biological stain. Also provided is a process for facilitating the removal of a biological stain is provided wherein an inventive substrate or coating including a protease is capable of enzymatically degrading of one or more components of the biological stain to facilitate biological stain removal from the substrate or said coating.

[D06M] TREATMENT, NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE IN CLASS D06, OF FIBRES, THREADS, YARNS, FABRICS, FEATHERS OR FIBROUS GOODS MADE FROM SUCH MATERIALS (treatment of textiles by mechanical means D06B-D06J)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Ground wire guidance system for robotic vehicle with doorway access
Patent No. 10767383 

Inventor(s): Bart M. Lomont (Dallas, TX), David J. Melbourne (Arlington, TX), Justin Crandall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Robin Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16050256 on 07/31/2018 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ground wire guidance system for guiding a robotic vehicle through a doorway in a barrier. The system includes a ground wire loop arranged to pass though the doorway in two directions. Plural wires are switched as the loop passes through the doorway such that the pairs of wires conducting are spaced apart, or shielded, such that the robotic vehicle can reliably navigate through a relatively narrow doorway, while one of the wires passes through a central portion of the doorway.

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


Method and apparatus for convective sill insulation
Patent No. 10767414 

Inventor(s): Dale Wruck (Hatley, WI), Peter Strycharske (Wausau, WI)
Assignee(s): Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13396126 on 02/14/2012 (3129 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application relates to an arrangement for reducing thermal energy loss through a sill assembly of the type used with a door or window. The sill assembly includes at least one sill member. The at least one sill member has a hollow region therein. The sill assembly further includes a baffle disposed within the at least one sill member. The baffle spans a length of the at least one sill member and divides the at least one sill member into a plurality of chambers thereby limiting interaction of warmer air and cooler air within the at least one sill member. The baffle reduces heat transfer through the hollow region via convection.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Composite cables
Patent No. 10767421 

Inventor(s): Michael Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Sean Gregory Thomas (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15119935 on 04/29/2014 (2324 days app to issue)

Abstract: Composite cables suitable for use in conjunction with wellbore tools. One cable may include a polymer composite that includes dopants dispersed in a polymer matrix and continuous fibers extending along an axial length of the cable through the polymer matrix, wherein the cable is characterized by at least one of the following: (1) at least a portion of the cable having a density greater than about 2 g/cm[superscript]3[/superscript], wherein at least some of the dopants have a density of about 6 g/cm[superscript]3 [/superscript]or greater, (2) at least a portion of the cable having a density less than about 2 g/cm[superscript]3[/superscript], wherein at least some of the dopants have a density of about 0.9 g/cm[superscript]3 [/superscript]or less, (3) at least some of the dopants are ferromagnetic, or (4) at least some of the dopants are hydrogen getters.

[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]


Opposing piston setting tool
Patent No. 10767430 

Inventor(s): Johnny Covalt (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576506 on 09/19/2019 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A setting tool for use in setting plugs downhole using opposing pistons to axially compress a plug, thereby causing it to radially expand.

[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]


Addressable switch assembly for wellbore systems and method
Patent No. 10767453 

Inventor(s): Brad Perry (Santo, TX), Phillip Phelps (Fort Worth, TX), Rick Wallace (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16419306 on 05/22/2019 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole system includes a controller located at the surface, a gun string located in a wellbore, the gun string including plural gun assemblies, a thru-line connecting the controller to the gun string, and a detonator block attached to a given gun assembly. The detonator block includes an addressable switch assembly. The gun assembly includes an end plate mechanism that electrically connects to the detonator block. The detonator block has at least one spring-loaded contact connected to the thru-line and the end plate mechanism includes a round electrical contact made as a printed circuit board, and the spring-loaded contact touches the printed circuit board.

[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]


Multi-position inflow control device
Patent No. 10767454 

Inventor(s): Austin Wright (Dallas, TX), Ryan Wesley McChesney (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15751328 on 04/12/2017 (1245 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of controlling a flow of a fluid through an inflow control device comprising a tubular within which a sliding sleeve having a longitudinal fluid passageway extends, the method includes longitudinally shifting the sliding sleeve, relative to the tubular, into a first, second, or third position, with each position associated with a different pressure differential between an external pressure applied to an external surface of the tubular with an internal pressure within the longitudinal fluid passage, and selecting a first, second, or third flow setting that corresponds with the first, second, and third pressure differential, respectively, at a surface of a well in which the inflow control device is received.

[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

 

Permanent magnet submersible motor with a one-piece rotor/yoke configuration and resin embedded magnets
Patent No. 10767652 

Inventor(s): Michael Klahn (Boernsen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16060749 on 12/14/2016 (1364 days app to issue)

Abstract: A permanent magnet submersible motor for electric submersible pump systems and a method of making the rotor of such a motor. The unitary construction of the rotor shaft and the yoke provides improved protection of the damage-prone magnets, while the larger effective shaft diameter also improves shaft bending resistance. Shaped form closures on the yoke promote secure magnet retention, even under highly centrifugal loads, while an exterior cladding tube and a cast resin filler material are used to further secure the magnets around the yoke periphery while also providing hermetic sealing against a working fluid.

[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Valve body having primary and secondary stem guides
Patent No. 10767788 

Inventor(s): FeiFei Ji (Shanghai, , CN), Jing Chen (Shanghai, , CN), Li Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416061 on 05/17/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal valve including a body having a first end configured to be disposed within a tank and a second end configured to be disposed outside of the tank. The body includes a shoulder configured to be positioned adjacent to a mounting surface of the tank, a single flange positioned between the shoulder and the second end, a plurality of primary struts connecting an interior of the body to an internal primary stem guide, and a plurality of secondary struts connecting the interior of the body to an internal secondary stem guide. The primary struts and the primary stem guide are positioned between the flange and the shoulder, and the secondary struts and the secondary stem guide are positioned between the shoulder and the first end.

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


Brake control system for suspensions
Patent No. 10767811 

Inventor(s): Wojciech Kazimierz Timoszyk (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Stryker Corporation (Kalamazoo, MI)
Law Firm: Morrison Foerster LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15437762 on 02/21/2017 (1295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical device assembly including a support member, a first arm rotatably connected to the support member at a first rotary axis, a second arm rotatably connected to the first arm at a second rotary axis, and a medical unit connected to an end of the second arm opposite the first arm. The first arm is prevented from rotating about the first rotary axis when the first arm and the second arm are substantially aligned. The first arm and/or the second arm can also be prevented from rotating to prevent the medical device assembly from abutting against an obstacle.

[F16M] FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS


Controlling and monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ) devices
Patent No. 10767879 

Inventor(s): Gregg W Burnett (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15456555 on 03/12/2017 (1276 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intelligent digital assistant device receives an indication of an installation status of a consumable component of an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) component. The IAQ component configured to alter the quality of air entering, leaving, or circulating within a building via an HVAC system, wherein the installation status of the consumable component is determined by a component sensor coupled to the IAQ component and transmitted to the wireless user device via a wireless transmitter integrated in the IAQ component. The intelligent digital assistant device receives information regarding properties of the consumable component, wherein the properties of the consumable component are determined by the component sensor and transmitted to the intelligent digital assistant device via the wireless transmitter of the IAQ component. The intelligent digital assistant device monitors the properties of the consumable component, and notifies a user when the consumable component requires maintenance or replacement.

[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)


Refrigerant pump down for an HVAC system
Patent No. 10767882 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Glenn William Kowald (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163260 on 10/17/2018 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an HVAC system includes an indoor unit having an indoor blower, an outdoor unit having a compressor and a condenser, an isolation valve coupled to the outdoor unit, and a sensor to detect a refrigerant leak. The HVAC system further includes one or more controllers operable to generate an alarm in response to the sensor detecting the refrigerant leak, operate the indoor blower in response to generating the alarm, close the isolation valve in response to generating the alarm, and operate the compressor to pump down the refrigerant to the condenser in response to generating the alarm.

[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)


 

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Package on package memory interface and configuration with error code correction
Patent No. 10767998 

Inventor(s): Aishwarya Dubey (Plano, TX), Mihir Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Nainala Vyagrheswarudu (Bangalore, , IN), Prashant Dinkar Karandikar (Bangalore, , IN), Rahul Gulati (Bangalore, , IN), Vasant Easwaran (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16114419 on 08/28/2018 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: Information communication circuitry, including a first integrated circuit for coupling to a second integrated circuit in a package on package configuration. The first integrated circuit comprises processing circuitry for communicating information bits, and the information bits comprise data bits and error correction bits, where the error correction bits are for indicating whether data bits are received correctly. The second integrated circuit comprises a memory for receiving and storing at least some of the information bits. The information communication circuitry also includes interfacing circuitry for selectively communicating, along a number of conductors, between the package on package configuration. In a first instance, the interfacing circuitry selectively communicates only data bits along the number of conductors. In a second instance, the interfacing circuitry selectively communicates data bits along a first set of the number of conductors and error correction bits along a second set of the number of conductors.

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


Optical sensor device
Patent No. 10768044 

Inventor(s): David Mehrl (Plano, TX), Eugene G. Dierschke (Dallas, TX), Troy Chesler (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): ams International AG (Rapperswil, , CH)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16306649 on 05/31/2017 (1196 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical sensor device comprises a first and a second optical sensor arrangement. In the first optical sensor arrangement at least one optical sensor structure measures the incidence angle of incoming light that is approximately on the main beam axis of a light source. The second optical sensor arrangement comprises at least one optical sensor structure with at least one optical sensor, at least two metal layers and opaque walls optically isolating the optical sensor. An evaluation circuit provides an output signal of the second optical sensor arrangement under the condition that the incidence angle measured by the first optical sensor arrangement lies within a set interval.

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


MEMS pressure sensor
Patent No. 10768065 

Inventor(s): Louis Ross (Montreal, , CA), Robert Mark Boysel (Honeoye Falls, NY)
Assignee(s): MEI Micro, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694607 on 11/25/2019 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a MEMS pressure sensor and a manufacturing method. The pressure is formed by a top cap wafer, a MEMS wafer and a bottom cap wafer. The MEMS wafer comprises a frame and a membrane, the frame defining a cavity. The membrane is suspended by the frame over the cavity. The bottom cap wafer closes the cavity. The top cap wafer has a recess defining with the membrane a capacitance gap. The top cap wafer comprises a top cap electrode located over the membrane and forming, together with the membrane, a capacitor to detect a deflection of the membrane. Electrical contacts on the top cap wafer are connected to the top cap electrode. A vent extends from outside of the sensor into the cavity or the capacitance gap. The pressure sensor can include two cavities and two capacitance gaps to form a differential pressure sensor.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Power loss protection integrated circuit with autonomous capacitor health check
Patent No. 10768244 

Inventor(s): Brett E. Smith (McKinney, TX), John H. Carpenter, Jr. (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (Tortola, , VG)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16030865 on 07/10/2018 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power loss protection integrated circuit includes a storage capacitor terminal (STR), an autonomous capacitor health check circuit, and a capacitor fault terminal (CF). The capacitor health check circuit autonomously performs periodic capacitor check operations. In a check operation, current is sinked from the STR terminal for a predetermined time and in a predetermined way. If during this time the voltage on the STR terminal STR drops below a predetermined voltage, then a digital signal CF is asserted onto the CF terminal. Immediately following each capacitor check, a charging voltage is driven onto the STR terminal to recharge the external capacitors coupled to the STR terminal. In one example, the integrated circuit further includes a current switch circuit (eFuse) and a buck/boost controller. The capacitor health check circuit is only enabled during normal mode operation of the integrated circuit, and the check circuit disables boost operation during capacitor checks.

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


Field monitoring of analog signals in a radar system
Patent No. 10768278 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Indu Prathapan (Karnataka, , IN), Karthik Ramasubramanian (Karnataka, , IN), Karthik Subburaj (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15333593 on 10/25/2016 (1414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A FMCW radar system with a built-in self-test (BIST) system for monitoring includes a receiver, a transmitter, and a frequency synthesizer. A FMCW chirp timing engine controls timing of operations at least one radar component. The BIST system includes at least one switchable coupling for coupling a first plurality of different analog signals including from a first plurality of selected nodes in the receiver or transmitter that are all coupled to a second number of monitor analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The second number is less than () the first plurality of different analog signals. The BIST system includes a monitor timing engine and controller operating synchronously with the chirp timing engine, that includes a software configurable monitoring architecture for generating control signals including for selecting using the switchable coupling which analog signal to forward to the monitor ADC and when the monitor ADC samples the analog signals.

[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


Gradient refractive index optical blocks for virtual reality imaging applications
Patent No. 10768344 

Inventor(s): Howard Fein (Richmond Heights, OH), Jame ”Chad” C. Lewis (Crawford, TX), James Welsh (Dallas, TX), Michael Ponting (Broadview Heights, OH), Richard Flynn (Newbury Park, CA)
Assignee(s): PEAK NANO OPTICS LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15972796 on 05/07/2018 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: A virtual reality headset incorporating gradient refractive index (GRIN) lenses within the optical blocks thereof. Optical blocks of varying size and position are used. GRIN lenses are fabricated to fit within the optical block and are shaped to possess desired application-specific characteristics such as having one or more diffractive surfaces.

[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]


Enabling thermal efficiency on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platform
Patent No. 10768365 

Inventor(s): Dawei Zheng (Irvine, CA), Ge Yi (San Ramon, CA), Li Yang (San Jose, CA), Xiao Shen (San Bruno, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927290 on 03/21/2018 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for fabricating a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) comprises providing a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer comprising an insulator layer disposed between a base semiconductor layer and a SOI layer, wherein the SOI layer comprises a waveguide, providing at least one slot within the SOI layer, wherein the at least one slot is positioned on the same or opposite sides of the waveguide, and wherein the at least one slot is positioned at a predetermined distance away from the waveguide, and removing a portion of the insulator layer to form an etched-out portion of the insulator layer, wherein the etched-out portion is positioned directly beneath the waveguide, and wherein a width of the etched-out portion is at least the width of the waveguide.

[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]


Multiport assemblies including access apertures and a release tool
Patent No. 10768382 

Inventor(s): Monique Lise Cote (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16204382 on 11/29/2018 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multiport assembly includes a shell defining a cavity, a plurality of apertures extending through the shell to the cavity, and a plurality of optical connector ports defining connector insertion paths, a plurality of optical adapter assemblies positioned within the cavity of the shell, and a plurality of sealing piston securing members associated with respective ones of the connector insertion paths, where each of the sealing piston securing members is repositionable between an engaged position, in which at least a portion of the sealing piston securing member intersects the connector insertion path, and a disengaged position, in which a securing portion of the sealing piston securing member is spaced apart from the connector insertion path, and where a width of a button portion of each of the sealing piston securing members is greater than width defined by each of the plurality of apertures.

[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]


Projector with laser and phosphor
Patent No. 10768516 

Inventor(s): Terry Alan Bartlett (Dallas, TX), William M. Bommersbach (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507687 on 07/10/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector includes a laser light source and a glass wheel. The laser source is configured to generate laser light. The glass wheel is optically coupled to the laser source. The glass wheel includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to receive the laser light, and includes a light direction device optically coupled to the laser source. The second surface is opposite the first surface and is configured to emit light. The second surface includes a first arc of a phosphor deposited at a first distance from a center of the glass wheel. The light direction device is configured to direct the laser light to the first arc of the phosphor. The second surface also includes a second arc of the phosphor deposited at a second distance from the center of the glass wheel.

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


Autonomously moveable storage units and wheelchair storage systems
Patent No. 10768627 

Inventor(s): Douglas A. Moore (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16105483 on 08/20/2018 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autonomously moveable storage unit includes one or more processors, a storage container configured to contain a stored item, a moveable base coupled to the storage container and communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors. The one or more memory modules store logic that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the autonomously moveable storage unit to actuate the moveable base to automatically move the autonomously moveable storage unit from a docked position coupled to the wheelchair to an undocked position uncoupled from the wheelchair, and actuate the moveable base to automatically move the autonomously moveable storage unit from the undocked position to the docked position.

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


Methods for managing group objects with different service level objectives for an application and devices thereof
Patent No. 10768834 

Inventor(s): Evan Miller (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): NetApp, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (Rochester) (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15964223 on 04/27/2018 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and computing devices that group objects with different service level objectives for an application includes receiving a request including a service level data to provision a volume. One or more aggregates for the received service level is identified. a resource pool including the identified one or more aggregates is generated. The volume including the generated resource pool with the identified one or more aggregates for the received service level is provisioned.

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


Streaming engine with stream metadata saving for context switching
Patent No. 10768933 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Timothy D. Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273413 on 02/12/2019 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces addresses of data elements. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. Stream metadata is stored in response to a stream store instruction. Stored stream metadata is restored to the stream engine in response to a stream restore instruction. An interrupt changes an open stream to a frozen state discarding stored stream data. A return from interrupt changes a frozen stream to an active state.

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


Computer architecture for establishing dynamic correlithm object communications in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10768957 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967347 on 04/30/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes a first device and a second device. The first device is configured to send correlithm objects having a first bit having a first bit string length and to send a test correlithm object having the first bit string length to the second device. The second device is configured to receive the test correlithm object, to determine a distance between the test correlithm object and a reference correlithm object, and to send the switch command to the first device in response to determining the distance between the test correlithm object and the reference correlithm object exceeds a distance threshold value. The first device is further configured to receive a switch command, and to send correlithm objects having a second bit string length that is greater than the first bit string length to the second device in response to receiving the switch command.

[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. 10769050 

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: 15981258 on 05/16/2018 (846 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)


Distributed and shared memory controller
Patent No. 10769080 

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Bin Yang (Shanghai, , CN), Fang Yu (San Jose, CA), Hao Luan (Plano, TX), Wei Chen (Shanghai, , CN), Xi Chen (Plano, TX), Yichuan Yu (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15942065 on 03/30/2018 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed and shared memory controller (DSMC) comprises at least one building block. comprising a plurality of switches distributed into a plurality of stages; a plurality of master ports coupled to a first stage of the switches; and a plurality of bank controllers with associated memory banks coupled to a last stage of the switches; wherein each of the switches connects to lower stage switches via internal connections, each of the switches of the first stage connects to at least one of the master ports via master connections and each of the switches of the last stage connects to at least one of the bank controllers via memory connections; wherein each of the switches of the first stage connects to second stage switches of a neighboring building block via outward connections and each of the switches of a second stage connects to first stage switches of the neighboring building block via inward connections.

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


High performance computing (HPC) node having a plurality of switch coupled processors
Patent No. 10769088 

Inventor(s): Gary R. Early (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371506 on 04/01/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A High Performance Computing (HPC) node comprises a motherboard, a switch comprising eight or more ports integrated on the motherboard, and at least two processors operable to execute an HPC job, with each processor communicably coupled to the integrated switch and integrated on the motherboard.

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


Distributed integrated platforms as a service network
Patent No. 10769166 

Inventor(s): Richard Ruel Kenneth Hankins (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188154 on 11/12/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of extracting data from one or more data sources and loading the data into one or more destinations sources is disclosed. The method can include deploying data engines into one or more user network systems, receiving input with respect to a first data source, receiving input with respect to a second data destination, and receiving input with respect to one or more user-defined data stored on the first data source. The method can further include receiving input with respect to linking the first data source and second data destination to the deployed data engines and pinging, via data engines, for requests to extract and direct the user-defined data from the first data source, and retrieving, via the data engines, the user-defined data from the first data source and storing the retrieved user-defined within an intermediary database to be loaded it into the second data destination.

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


Resource management using natural language processing tags
Patent No. 10769205 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059951 on 08/09/2018 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A natural language processing system that includes an artificial intelligence (AI) engine and a tag management engine. The AI engine is configured to receive a set of audio files and to identify concepts within the set of audio files. The AI engine is further configured to determine a usage frequency for each of the identified concepts and to generate an AI-defined tag for concepts with a usage frequency that is greater than a usage frequency threshold. The tag management engine is configured to receive an audio file, identify tags linked with the audio file, to determine an access frequency for the audio file within a predetermined time period, and to adjust the activity level of the tags based on the access frequency. The tag management engine is further configured to remove tags from the set of tags with an activity level that is less than a purge threshold.

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


Systems and methods for web analytics testing and web development
Patent No. 10769228 

Inventor(s): Amit Ramesh Deshpande (McKinney, TX), Mithra Kosur Venuraju (Frisco, TX), Satish Chikkaveerappa (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16599911 on 10/11/2019 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer system for analyzing page tags of a website. The system may include a processor in communication with a database; and a storage medium. The storage medium may store instructions that, when executed, configure the processor to: access the website, the website comprising plurality of page tags; generate a collected tag record by aggregating the page tags, the collected tag record comprising collected elements; request, from the database, a benchmark tag record, the benchmark record comprising benchmark elements, the benchmark tag record being based on historic page tags stored in the database; generate a result tag record, the result tag record indicating at least one of matches or mismatches between the benchmark tag record and the collected tag record; and display at least one of the result tag record or an analysis result, the analysis result representing an aggregation of the result.

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


User image verification
Patent No. 10769261 

Inventor(s): Wei Jiang (San Jose, CA), Wei Wang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975282 on 05/09/2018 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method verifies an image based authentication via one or more processors performing operations including receiving image data corresponding to a face identified by a facial recognition system, processing the received raw image data via a deep neural network trained on training data that includes images of both verified and fake faces to perform a temporal facial analysis, and generating a verification signal in response to the temporal facial analysis to indicate whether the raw image data is fake.

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


Processing system using natural language processing for performing dataset filtering and sanitization
Patent No. 10769307 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15992456 on 05/30/2018 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to processing systems using natural language processing with improved dataset filtering and sanitization techniques. A computing platform may receive a dataset file and commands directing the computing platform to sanitize the dataset file. In response to the commands, the computing platform may identify confidential information contained in the dataset file using named entity recognition and one or more dynamic entity profiles, extract the confidential information, and replace the confidential information with non-confidential information to produce a sanitized dataset file. Based on identifying the confidential information contained in the dataset file, the computing platform may update the dynamic entity profiles. The computing platform may send the sanitized dataset file to the target environment host server, causing the target environment host server to use the sanitized dataset file in a testing environment that is prohibited from containing confidential information.

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


Generating a template-driven schematic from a netlist of electronic circuits
Patent No. 10769328 

Inventor(s): Makram Monzer Mansour (San Jose, CA), Pradeep Kumar Chawda (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16146008 on 09/28/2018 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: Generating a template-driven schematic from a netlist of electronic circuits is disclosed. The template-driven schematic may be useful to generate a set of related circuits for a single overall design as well as allow for a common transfer mechanism between different Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems. To assist in portability of designs, a common file format is disclosed based on a structured text file (e.g., XML). Further, in the disclosed approach, it is possible to not only place primitives but create custom symbols as well. In addition, primitives and symbols may be attached to models, simulation settings may be added, and routing of the circuit in a schematic may be completed. Associated devices and methods are disclosed as well.

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


Vehicle tracking system using transponders
Patent No. 10769392 

Inventor(s): Scott Brosi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Amtech Systems, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Law Firm: Snyder, Clark, Lesch Chung, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16295579 on 03/07/2019 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: An RFID transponder including a Bluetooth compatible transceiver is described a (BLEET). The Bluetooth compatible transceiver may be configured to set data that is transmitted via one or more RFID transceivers in the transponder and to return data received by the RFID transceiver(s) to a client application running, for example, on a user”s smart phone. The BLEET may be used for electronic vehicle tracking or tolling. Vehicle occupancy data may be set by the user with the client application via a Bluetooth connection in connection with high occupancy vehicle tolling and express lane incentive programs.

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


Tracking positions using a scalable position tracking system
Patent No. 10769450 

Inventor(s): Caleb Austin Boulio (Lewisville, TX), Madan Mohan Chinnam (Irving, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX), Trong Nghia Nguyen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663432 on 10/25/2019 (319 days app to issue)

Abstract: A scalable tracking system processes video of a space to track the positions of people within a space. The tracking system determines local coordinates for the people within frames of the video and then assigns these coordinates to time windows based on when the frames were received. The tracking system then combines or clusters certain local coordinates that have been assigned to the same time window to determine a combined coordinate for a person during that time window.

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


Sensor mapping to a global coordinate system using a marker grid
Patent No. 10769451 

Inventor(s): Crystal Maung (Dallas, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794057 on 02/18/2020 (203 days app to issue)

Abstract: An object tracking system includes a sensor and a tracking system. The sensor is configured to capture a first frame of a global plane for at least a portion of a marker grid in a space. The tracking system is configured to receive a first coordinate in the global plane for a first corner of a marker grid, to determine a second coordinate in the global plane for the first marker on the marker grid, and to determine a third coordinate in the global plane where the second marker on the marker grid. The tracking system is further configured to determine a first pixel location for the first marker, to determine a second pixel location for the second marker, and to generate a homography based on the second coordinate for the first marker, the third coordinate for the second marker, the first pixel location, and the second pixel location.

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


Client relationship management system for multiple independent parties
Patent No. 10769639 

Inventor(s): Alex Reed (Lewisville, TX), Amber Hawkins (Princeton, TX), Korbin King (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Client 4 Life Group, LLC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Fleit Intellectual Property Law (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058454 on 08/08/2018 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel system and process for managing multiple parties in a client relationship process is described. The system manages three independent parties including a client, an account manager, and an advisor. Records are retrieved from a file for a group of all clients that are part of the client relationship process. The records are displayed as user interface widgets that indicate status of client relationship for the group. Based on time periods expiring combined with no other contacts to a client having been made, a client relationship campaign of advisor, client being in a pre-defined tier, and client not being part of an active sales campaign, a script is retrieved for use during a follow-up communication. Account manager uses script to contact client. Answers received are stored into record in database associated with client in a hierarchical tree structure. Alerts, follow-up actions, and updating of user interface widgets are triggered.

[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]


Client review management system for multiple independent parties
Patent No. 10769640 

Inventor(s): Alex Reed (Lewisville, TX), Amber Hawkins (Princeton, TX), Korbin King (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Client 4 Life Group, LLC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Fleit Intellectual Property Law (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058465 on 08/08/2018 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel system and process for managing multiple parties in a client review process is described. The system manages three independent parties including a client, an account manager, and an advisor. Based on a client attribute of whether the client is a lead, prospect or client, combined with time periods expiring, a client review campaign of advisor, client being in a pre-defined tier, and client not being part of an active sales campaign, a first script is retrieved to schedule a review with the client. Answers received are stored into record in database associated with client in a hierarchical tree structure. A second script is retrieved based on the review campaign and the categorization of the client. The second script is used to schedule a meeting. Answers received are stored into record in database associated with client in a hierarchical tree structure.

[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 apparatus for managing tasks
Patent No. 10769709 

Inventor(s): Anup D. Karnalkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15808062 on 11/09/2017 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to present a plurality of selectable commodity items, detect one or more selections from the plurality of commodity items, generate a list from the one or more commodity items selected, and transmit the list to a system. The system can be adapted to receive the list from the communication device, determine a selection order for the items in the list based on a location of each item in a store and at least one characteristic of at least one of the items, update the list according to the selection order, and transmit the updated list to a device for conducting commodity shopping according to the adjusted list. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[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]


Multi-channel order management
Patent No. 10769736 

Inventor(s): Matthew Brett Roemer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15083669 on 03/29/2016 (1624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A merchant system including an order management application and method of integrating orders received from multiple ordering channels is described. An aggregated order queue is established including multiple orders from multiple different ordering channels. The orders are processed for fulfillment and a delivery channel is selected from multiple delivery channels for delivery of the one or more items of the order. The multiple orders, regardless of the ordering channel originating the order, and delivery channels may be managed via a single user interface.

[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]


Virtual reality experience sharing
Patent No. 10769797 

Inventor(s): Andrew Joseph Dickerson (Allen, TX), Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15801174 on 11/01/2017 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UE includes a communication unit, a display, at least one sensor, and a processor. The communication unit receives video from a server and the display renders a portion of the video. The sensor determines a pitch and a yaw of the portion of the video and a processor generates metadata that includes the pitch and the yaw.

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


Augmented reality interface and method of use
Patent No. 10769853 

Inventor(s): Chad Michael Rowlee (Hixson, TN), James Albert Luckett, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Shengli Fu (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): MYTH INNOVATIONS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14585018 on 12/29/2014 (2080 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing an augmented reality interface comprising a head mounted display having a wireless data interface, a camera and a display, the head mounted display configured to receive user interface data and to generate a user interface using the display and to receive image data from the camera and to transmit the image data over the wireless data interface to a wireless network. A wireless device configured to generate the wireless network, to transmit the user interface data to the head mounted display, to receive the image data from the head mounted display and to generate modified user interface data as a function of the image data.

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


Parking facilitation systems and methods
Patent No. 10769949 

Inventor(s): Ashok Ramadass (Plano, TX), James H. Kikuma (Plano, TX), Kotaro Hashimoto (Frisco, TX), Michael C. Edwards (Plano, TX), Nutonya L. Parker (Plano, TX), Randall M. Harris (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16226602 on 12/19/2018 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for collaborative parking assistance using a parking facilitation circuit are provided. A method may include: using information from a plurality of sensors to locate one or more available parking spaces in a determined area; characterize the located available parking spaces to generate parking space parameters for each of the available parking spaces; generating a parking space map comprising an indication of available parking spaces, locations of the available parking spaces and parking space parameters for the available parking spaces; filtering the parking space map to include as available parking spaces only those one or more available parking spaces that, based on the parking space parameters, are compatible with a vehicle intended to park in the determined area; and providing the filtered parking space map to a user interface of the vehicle.

[G08G] TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic B61L; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/88; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes G01S 13/93, G01S 15/93, G01S 17/93; control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment G05D 1/00) [2]


Vehicle-to-vehicle sensor data sharing
Patent No. 10769953 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Risberg (Flower Mound, TX), Devang H. Parekh (Dallas, TX), Felipe G. Salles (Garland, TX), Louis Brugman (Frisco, TX), Nutonya L. Parker (Dallas, TX), Robert D. Slater (Murphy, TX), Shintaro Iwaasa (Frisco,
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438261 on 06/11/2019 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of detecting a potential event via sensors on a transport, sending data related to the potential event to other transports within a predefined distance, storing the data at the transports and a server, and performing a transport operation response on the transports.

[G08G] TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic B61L; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/88; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes G01S 13/93, G01S 15/93, G01S 17/93; control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment G05D 1/00) [2]


Memory device with a signaling mechanism
Patent No. 10770116 

Inventor(s): Liang Chen (Allen, TX), Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16446876 on 06/20/2019 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes active circuitry configured to process a segment set that corresponds to a source data, wherein: the source data comprises information corresponding to a device operation, the source data having a block length representing a number of bits therein, and the segment set includes at least a first segment and a second segment, the first segment and the second segment each including number of bits less than the block length; and a set of die pads coupled to the active circuitry and configured to communicate the segment set for operating a second device, wherein the set includes a number of die pads less than the block length.

[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)


Method of reducing injection type of program disturb during program pre-charge in memory device
Patent No. 10770157 

Inventor(s): Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Wei Zhao (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16418642 on 05/21/2019 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for reducing an injection type of program disturb in a memory device during the pre-charge phase of a program loop. In one approach, a pre-charge voltage on the selected word line and drain side word lines is adjusted based on a risk of the injection type of program disturb. Risk factors such as temperature, WLn position, Vpgm and the selected sub-block, can be used to set the pre-charge voltage to be lower when the risk is higher. In another approach, the pre-charge voltage on the source side word lines is adjusted to reduce a channel gradient and/or the amount of time in which the injection type of program disturb occurs.

[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)


No-verify programming followed by short circuit test in memory device
Patent No. 10770165 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Jiahui Yuan (Fremont, CA), Xue Qing Cai (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571844 on 09/16/2019 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for programming memory cells without performing a verify test, where the programming is followed by a short circuit test. In one aspect, an initial programming is performed on memory cells of a first word line of a block using a program pulse with an initial magnitude, Vpgm. By reading the memory cells, Vpgm can be optimized for programming subsequent word lines. The subsequent word lines may be programmed using a no-verify program operation followed by a word line short circuit test, for one or more word lines involved in the program operation. The short circuit test can be performed concurrently on a single word line, multiple word lines and/or one or more sub-blocks of a block, based on an amount of write data which can be storage by a controller.

[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)


Topology-aware controller associations in software-defined networks
Patent No. 10771336 

Inventor(s): Jingjing Zhang (Plano, TX), Liurong Qian (Plano, TX), Wei Wei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15712886 on 09/22/2017 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: Control plane management based on physical topology of nodes in software-defined networks (SDNs) is provided. Nodes in an SDN are organized into a plurality of node clusters. A cluster of nodes in an SDN is formed and control plane management for the nodes within the cluster is provided. A topology-aware assignment of nodes to controllers in an SDN is provided. Related nodes such as root and corresponding child nodes are assigned to a single cluster in one embodiment to lessen the impacts of controller failure. The assignment of nodes to controllers is also provided based on minimizing traffic between node clusters and between nodes and external networks.

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


Autonomous configuration of email clients during email server migration
Patent No. 10771452 

Inventor(s): Richard James Tett (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SKYKICK, INC. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15061945 on 03/04/2016 (1649 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically configuring an email client during a migration process. An client-side assistant can be deployed to an end-user”s computer via a migration platform. After being deployed to a particular client computer, the client-side assistant can be configured to obtain user information to identify the end-user associated with the client computer. After identifying the end-user, destination system information regarding the end-user can be pushed to client computer for inclusion in new configuration information for the email client. Before generating the new configuration information, user credential for logging into the source system can be obtained. The client-side assistant can be configured to cause the destination system to confirm this credential. After generating the new configuration information, the client-side assistant can instruct the client-side assistant to use the new configuration information to at a specific time and date.

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


Mobile user interface system and methods therefor
Patent No. 10771460 

Inventor(s): Andrew W. Hull (Grapevine, TX), Daniel M. Herring (Fort Worth, TX), Robert A. Woodward (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Forth Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15665408 on 07/31/2017 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method. At least some embodiments are a method including detecting docking of a mobile computer system to a docking device. In response to detecting the docking, the method further includes connecting an external data communication network to a bridge logic device in the mobile computer system via the docking device, and uploading, via the external data communication network, first data to a non-volatile random access memory coupled to the bridge logic device in the mobile computer system. The method further includes uploading, via the external data communication network, second data to the non-volatile random access memory coupled to the bridge logic device in the mobile computer system, the second data comprising programming instructions for execution on a computer system external to the mobile computer system.

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


Mobile user interface system and methods therefor
Patent No. 10771461 

Inventor(s): Andrew W. Hull (Grapevine, TX), Daniel M. Herring (Fort Worth, TX), Robert A. Woodward (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16039906 on 07/19/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least some embodiments are a method including connecting a mobile computer system to a vehicle computer system, wherein the vehicle computer system does not include a display device. Mission control data is received from the vehicle computer system, the mission control data generated by one or more vehicle I/O sensors coupled to the vehicle computer system. The mission control data is displayed on a display device of the mobile computer system.

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


System and method for sharing unsupported document types between communication devices
Patent No. 10771556 

Inventor(s): Satish Gundabathula (Irving, TX), Sivakumar Chaturvedi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): DAMAKA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16686949 on 11/18/2019 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved system and method are disclosed for sharing a document between two communication devices that do not have an application that can display the document. In one example, the document is sent by the communication device that is sharing the document to a document server for processing into pages of one or more different document types, and both communication devices retrieve the stored pages as needed for display. The sharing communication device updates the other communication device when a new page is to be retrieved from the document server.

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


 

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Automotive window opening for battery cooling
Patent No. 10766380 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA), Tapan V. Patel (Lakewood, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16128356 on 09/11/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for controlling a temperature of a battery of a vehicle. The battery management system includes a battery for storing and distributing an electrical charge. The battery management system includes a temperature for measuring or detecting a temperature of the battery. The battery management system includes one or more temperature control devices for controlling the temperature of the battery. The battery management system includes an electronic control unit configured to obtain the temperature of the battery and determine whether the temperature of the battery exceeds an optimal temperature range. The electronic control unit is configured to operate the one or more temperature control devices when the temperature of the battery exceeds the optimal temperature range to adjust the temperature to be within the optimal temperature range.

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


Imaging hidden objects
Patent No. 10768339 

Inventor(s): Marc P. Christensen (McKinney, TX), Prasanna Rangarajan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15659517 on 07/25/2017 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes an imaging system, method, and apparatus for identifying a latent image of a hidden object. A light source generates a first beam of narrow-band light and a second beam of narrow-band light that has temporal fluctuations correlated with the first beam. A frequency modulator shifts a temporal frequency of at least one of the first beam or the second beam. The first beam is directed towards a first scattering surface and the second beam is directed towards a second scattering surface. The first scattering surface scatters the first beam to a scattered light that illuminates a hidden object. The hidden object reflects at least a portion of the scattered light towards the second scattering surface, the reflected light interferes with the second beam and produces an interference pattern on the second scattering surface. A lock-in camera detects an irradiance of the interference pattern, monitors temporal variations of the irradiance caused by the temporal frequency shift introduced by the frequency modulator, and identifies a complex-valued light field that represents information of the hidden object based on the temporal variations of the irradiance.

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


Methods and systems for providing access control to secured data
Patent No. 10769288 

Inventor(s): Weiqing Huang (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY VENTURES I LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16351264 on 03/12/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a system for providing access control management to electronic data, techniques to secure the electronic data and keep the electronic data secured at all times are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a secured file or secured document includes two parts: an attachment, referred to as a header, and an encrypted document or data portion. The header includes security information that points to or includes the access rules and a file key. The access rules facilitate restrictive access to the secured document and essentially determine who/when/how/where the secured document can be accessed. The file key is used to encrypt/decrypt the encrypted data portion. Only those who have the proper access privileges are permitted to retrieve the file key to encrypt/decrypt the encrypted data portion.

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


Devices and methods for radiation hardening integrated circuits using shallow trench isolation
Patent No. 10770342 

Inventor(s): Emily Ann Donnelly (Whitesboro, TX)
Assignee(s): TallannQuest LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231552 on 12/23/2018 (625 days app to issue)

Abstract: Designs for radiation hardening CMOS devices and integrated circuits using shallow trench isolation (STI) improve total ionizing dose (TID) radiation response by reducing the leakage currents from source to drain associated with corners and sidewalls of trench insulator edges passing under the gate in an NMOS device while maintaining high breakdown voltage. A silicide block pattern is used in combination with pullback of N+ source and drain regions from at least a portion of these edges of the active region. Additional p-type implants along these edges further increase parasitic threshold voltages and enhance radiation hardness. A process for fabricating devices and integrated circuits incorporating these features is also provided. These techniques and processes are applied to exemplary low-voltage NMOS transistors having straight gates and to high-voltage annular-gate devices, as well as to device-to-device isolation in integrated circuits.

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


Leadframe die pad with partially-etched groove between through-hole slots
Patent No. 10770377 

Inventor(s): Joel De Guzman Raposas (Bulacan, , PH), Kent Lacson Capan (Pampanga, , PH), Rolando Mendoza Chan (Pampanga, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237290 on 12/31/2018 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leadframe includes a die pad for mounting a semiconductor die with its top side facing up using a die attach resin material including a resin, the leadframe having leads or lead terminals beyond the die pad. The die pad includes slots including a first slot and at least a second slot on at least a first side of the die pad that penetrate a full thickness of the die pad. At least one non-penetrating groove is in the die pad for providing a fluid connection including between the first and second slots for providing a flow channel for guiding the resin when received by the grooves after bleeding out from under the semiconductor die to flow to at least one of the first slot and the second slot.

[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]


Isolated component design
Patent No. 10770378 

Inventor(s): Enis Tuncer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401828 on 05/02/2019 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device includes a first conductor and a second conductor, separated by a lateral spacing. The first conductor has a low field contour facing the second conductor. The low field contour has offsets from a tangent line to the first conductor on the low field contour. Each of the offsets increases a separation of the high voltage conductor from the low voltage conductor. A first offset, located from an end of the high voltage conductor, at a first lateral distance of 25 percent of the minimum separation, is 19 percent to 28 percent of the minimum separation. A second offset, located at a second lateral distance of 50 percent of the minimum separation, is 9 percent to 14 percent of the minimum separation. A third offset, located at a third lateral distance of 75 percent of the minimum separation, is 4 percent to 6 percent of the minimum separation.

[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]


Methods and apparatus for scribe street pads with reduced die chipping during wafer dicing
Patent No. 10770406 

Inventor(s): Erika Lynn Mazotti (San Martin, CA), Ricky Alan Jackson (Richardson, TX), Sudtida Lavangkul (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820176 on 11/21/2017 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example apparatus includes a semiconductor wafer with a plurality of probe pads each formed centered in scribe streets and intersected by saw kerf lanes. Each probe pad includes a plurality of lower level conductor layers arranged in lower level conductor frames, a plurality of lower level vias extending vertically through lower level insulator layers and electrically coupling the lower level conductor frames; a plurality of upper level conductor layers, each forming two portions on two outer edges of the probe pad, the two portions aligned with, spaced from, and on opposite sides of the saw kerf lane, the coverage of the upper level conductor layers being less than about twenty percent; and a plurality of upper level vias extending vertically through upper level insulator layers and coupling the upper level conductor layers electrically to one another and to the lower level conductor layers. Methods are disclosed.

[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]


Circuit alteration detection in integrated circuits
Patent No. 10770410 

Inventor(s): Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ARM LIMITED (Cambridge, , GB)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054123 on 08/03/2018 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system with circuit alteration detection can include a shield in at least one metal layer over an integrated circuit, and a detector coupled to the shield to detect a change in impedance characteristics of one or more shield lines of the shield due to physical alteration of the shield. The shield lines can be arranged in one or more metal layers and cover an area with shape arrangements such as parallel lines and serpentines. The detector can include one or more comparators to detect a difference in impedance of more than a tolerance value. An appropriate countermeasure response can be initiated upon detection of the difference in impedance.

[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]


CMOS devices containing asymmetric contact via structures
Patent No. 10770459 

Inventor(s): Dai Iwata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroshi Nakatsuji (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroyuki Ogawa (Nagoya, , JP), Kiyokazu Shishido (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yasushi Ishii (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227565 on 12/20/2018 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: A silicon oxide liner, a silicon nitride liner, and a planarization silicon oxide layer may be sequentially formed over p-type and n-type field effect transistors. A patterned dielectric material layer covers an entirety of the n-type field effect transistor and does not cover at least a fraction of each area of p-doped active regions. An anisotropic etch process is performed to form p-type active region via cavities extending to a respective top surface of the p-doped active regions and n-type active region via cavities having a respective bottom surface at, or within, one of the silicon nitride liner and the silicon oxide liner. Boron-doped epitaxial pillar structures may be formed on top surfaces of the p-type active regions employing a selective epitaxy process. The n-type active region via cavities are extended to top surfaces of the n-doped active regions. Contact via structures are formed in the via cavities.

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


Method and structure for dual sheet resistance trimmable thin film resistors
Patent No. 10770538 

Inventor(s): Christoph Andreas Othmar Dirnecker (Eching, , DE), Doug Weiser (Plano, TX), Joel Martin Halbert (Tucson, AZ), Joseph Anthony DeSantis (Gilroy, CA), Karsten Jens Spinger (Ingolstadt, , DE), Wolfgang Schwartz (Au, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15976357 on 05/10/2018 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming an electronic device includes forming an opening through a dielectric layer located over a first resistive layer, the first resistive layer having a first sheet resistance. A second resistive layer is deposited over the dielectric layer and into the opening. The second resistive layer has a second sheet resistance different from the first sheet resistance. A portion of the second resistive layer is removed, thereby forming first and second noncontiguous portions of the second resistive layer, wherein the second portion of the second resistive layer contacts the first resistive layer.

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


Drain extended transistor with trench gate
Patent No. 10770584 

Inventor(s): Christopher Boguslaw Kocon (Mountain Top, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16185679 on 11/09/2018 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate with a trench, a body region under the trench with majority carrier dopants of a first type, and a transistor, including a source region under the trench with majority carrier dopants of a second type, a drain region spaced from the trench with majority carrier dopants of the second type, a gate structure in the trench proximate a channel portion of a body region, and an oxide structure in the trench proximate a side of the gate structure.

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


Variable capacitors and switches fabricated using electrowetting on dielectric techniques and related phase shifters, base station antennas and other devices
Patent No. 10770771 

Inventor(s): Beatriz Blazquez (Richardson, TX), Igor Timofeev (Dallas, TX), Michael Brobston (Allen, TX), Scott L. Michaelis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16089545 on 04/05/2017 (1252 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable phase shifter includes an RF signal input, an RF signal output, a first delay line, a second delay line and a first electrowetting-activated switch disposed between the RF signal input and the RF signal output.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Power converter with adjustable ramp
Patent No. 10770961 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Xiaoyu Xi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): M3 Technology Inc. (Taipei, , TW)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15953768 on 04/16/2018 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power converter comprises a first switch and a second switch connected in series between an input power source and ground, an inductor connected between a common node of the first switch and the second switch, and an output capacitor, a control apparatus comprising a feedback control apparatus and an ramp generator, wherein the ramp generator is configured to dynamically adjust an amplitude of a ramp based upon different operating conditions, an on-time control generator and a latch having a set input configured to receive an output signal of the control apparatus and a reset input configured to receive an output signal of the on-time control generator.

[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]


DC-DC converter having a switch on-time control loop with a switched-capacitor circuit for error-based adjustment
Patent No. 10770963 

Inventor(s): Masahiro Yoshioka (Allen, TX), Taisuke Kazama (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175026 on 10/30/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a direct-current to direct-current (DC-DC) converter having an output node and at least one electronic switch. The DC-DC converter also includes: 1) a first feedback loop configured to control a voltage at the output node by adjusting a first switching parameter of the at least one electronic switch; and 2) a second feedback loop configured to adjust a second switching parameter of the at least one electronic switch. The second feedback loop includes a switched-capacitor circuit configured to determine a threshold signal based on an error between a reference signal and a control signal for the at least one electronic switch. The second feedback loop is configured to adjust the second switching parameter based on a comparison of an on-time signal with the threshold signal.

[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]


Single-input multiple-output (SIMO) converter having a controller with switchable rest states
Patent No. 10770971 

Inventor(s): Alex Kwasi Nyavor Titriku (Coppell, TX), Ariel Dario Moctezuma (Richardson, TX), Gary Franklin Chard (Murphy, TX), Hasibur Rahman (Wylie, TX), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428525 on 05/31/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an inductor and a first switch coupled between a first end of the inductor and a voltage supply node. The system also includes a second switch coupled between the first end of the inductor and a negative output supply node. The system also includes a third switch coupled between a second end of the inductor and a positive output supply node. The system also includes a fourth switch coupled between the second end of the inductor and a ground node. The system also includes a controller coupled to the first, second, third, and fourth switches. The controller is configured to provide an inductor charge mode, a positive boost mode, a negative boost mode, a first rest state involving the first switch, and a second rest state involving the fourth switch.

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


Resonant power converters with switchable resonant modes
Patent No. 10770975 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX), Xuezhong Jia (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239812 on 01/04/2019 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an input port having an input voltage, an output port having an output voltage, and a power converter having a switch network with a plurality of power switches and a first resonant tank having a first resonant capacitor and a first resonant inductor, where at least one resonant component within the first resonant capacitor and the first resonant inductor is a switchable component configured to switch between different values. The system further includes a resonant mode selection block configured to adjust a value of the switchable component to maintain a performance of the system, and a controller configured to adjust a switching frequency or a duty cycle of the power converter.

[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]


Programmable gain amplifier apparatus and method
Patent No. 10771028 

Inventor(s): Lawrence E. Connell (Naperville, IL), Matthew Richard Miller (Arlington Heights, IL), Terrie McCain (Round Lake, IL), William Roeckner (Carpentersville, IL)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16172507 on 10/26/2018 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a plurality of selectable gain stages connected in parallel between a first bias voltage and ground, wherein each selectable gain stage comprises an amplification portion and a current steering portion, and wherein the current steering portion comprises a first selectable signal path connected between an output of the amplification portion and a signal output terminal, and a second selectable signal path connected between the output of the amplification portion and ground through a shunt device.

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


On-chip emulation of large resistors for integrating low frequency filters
Patent No. 10771044 

Inventor(s): Anand Veeravalli Raghupathy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Vidatronic, Inc. (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Liang Legal Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15250760 on 08/29/2016 (1471 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for processing of signals with poles that are low in frequency includes a switched capacitor circuit that includes two switches connected to an input and an output of a switching capacitor (C[subscript]s[/subscript]), respectively, in an alternating manner at a selected switching frequency (f[subscript]SW[/subscript]); and a filter capacitor connected between an input and the switched capacitor circuit. The filter capacitor and the switched capacitor circuit together function as a filter, thereby a pole frequency depending on a ratio of capacitance of the switching capacitor (C[subscript]s[/subscript]) and the filter capacitor, instead of an RC product.

[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)


Gate driver with VGTH and VCESAT measurement capability for the state of health monitor
Patent No. 10771052 

Inventor(s): Anant Kamath (Plano, TX), Xiong Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371331 on 04/01/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: An isolated insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) gate driver is provided which integrates circuits, in-module, to support the measurements of threshold voltage, and collector-emitter saturation voltage of IGBTs. The measured gate threshold and collector-emitter saturation voltage can be used as precursors for state of health predictions for IGBTs. During the measurements, IGBTs are biased under specific conditions chosen to quickly elicit collector-emitter saturation and gate threshold information. Integrated analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuits are used to convert measured analog signals to a digital format. The digitalized signals are transferred to a micro controller unit (MCU) for further processing through serial peripheral interface (SPI) circuits.

[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]


Systems and methods for enhancing confidentiality via logic gate encryption
Patent No. 10771062 

Inventor(s): Donald Wood Loomis, III (Coppell, TX), Edward Tangkwai Ma (Plano, TX), Hung Thanh Nguyen (Plano, TX), Nancy Kow Iida (Irving, TX), Robert Michael Muchsel (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: North Weber and Baugh LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100130 on 08/09/2018 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: Presented are systems and methods that allow hardware designers to protect valuable IP and information in the hardware domain in order to increase overall system security. In various embodiments of the invention this is accomplished by configuring logic gates of existing logic circuitry based on a key input. In certain embodiments, a logic function provides results that are dependent not only on input values but also on an encrypted logic key that determines connections for a given logic building block, such that the functionality of the logic function cannot be determined by reverse engineering. In some embodiments, the logic key is created by decrypting a piece of data using a secret or private key. Advantages of automatic encryption include that existing circuitry need not be re-implemented or re-built, and that the systems and methods presented are backward compatible with standard manufacturing tools.

[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]


Top plate sampling analog-to-digital converter (ADC) having a dynamic comparator with a preamplifier and a clamp circuit
Patent No. 10771083 

Inventor(s): Joseph Palackal Mathew (Podimattom, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16280233 on 02/20/2019 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes analog-to-digital converter (ADC) logic, wherein the ADC logic includes a stage with a dynamic comparator circuit. The ADC logic also includes a residue stage. The dynamic comparator circuit includes a preamplifier and a common mode clamp circuit for the preamplifier.

[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]


Proactive echo cancellation (EC) training
Patent No. 10771106 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16362293 on 03/22/2019 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: Proactive Echo Cancellation (EC) training may be provided. First, a plurality of Echo Cancelation Training Opportunities (ECTOs) may be identified in an upstream bandwidth allocation. Identifying the ECTOs may comprise identifying a corresponding plurality of mini-slots in a two dimensional time frequency space designated as not to be used for Upstream (US) traffic. Then Echo Cancelation Training (ECT) may be conducted for each of the plurality of ECTOs.

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


Hybrid active tap
Patent No. 10771109 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281769 on 02/21/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid active tap may be provided. The hybrid active tap may comprise a first branch and a second branch. The first branch may be disposed between a first diplexer and a second diplexer. The first branch may correspond to a first frequency spectrum. The second branch may be disposed between the first diplexer and the second diplexer. The second branch may correspond to a second frequency spectrum. The hybrid active tap may further comprise a third branch, a fourth branch, a splitter, and an amplification device. The third branch may be disposed between a first coupler and a third diplexer. The first coupler may be coupled to the first branch. The fourth branch may be disposed between a second coupler and the third diplexer. The second coupler may be coupled to the second branch. The splitter may be connected to the third diplexer and the amplification device may be disposed in the first branch.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for hierarchal beamforming and rank adaptation for hybrid antenna architecture
Patent No. 10771142 

Inventor(s): Diana Maamari (Palatine, IL), Hao Zhou (Evanston, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, 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: 16422637 on 05/24/2019 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method for beam-related information and channel state information feedback includes receiving first analog beamformed reference signals; transmitting a first report indicating a set of selected analog beamformed reference signals and a transmission rank that jointly maximize a first performance criterion for subsequent transmissions by a transmitter that transmitted the first analog beamformed reference signals; receiving second analog beamformed reference signals maximized in accordance with the set of selected analog beamformed reference signals and the transmission rank; and transmitting a second report, in accordance with the second analog beamformed reference signals, indicating a channel quality indicator and a precoding matrix indicator that maximize a second performance criterion for subsequent transmissions by the transmitter that transmitted the first analog beamformed reference signals and the second analog beamformed reference signals.

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


System and method for optical system margin allocation
Patent No. 10771152 

Inventor(s): Martin Bouda (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505206 on 07/08/2019 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for generating, based on optical network topology information, an optical model to represent an optical network; provisioning a new optical connection within the optical network: determining, using the optical model, a first bit error rate (BER) of the new optical connection; determining, using the optical network providing the new optical connection, a second BER of the new optical connection; determining, based on the first and the second BER, a BER excursion parameter of the new optical connection; training a margin allocator based on the BER excursion parameter of the new optical connection, and the first BER of the new optical connection; comparing the first BER of the new connection and a required optical margin to a threshold to determine a reliability of the new optical connection; and allocating, using the margin allocator, the required optical margin for additional optical connections of the optical network.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Enhancing routing metrics
Patent No. 10771182 

Inventor(s): Randy Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961903 on 04/25/2018 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a first optical network device includes a controller, and a first network interface, wherein the first network interface is configured to exchange data with a first layer 3 network device, and the controller is configured to obtain at least one optical circuit attribute including an optical circuit distance and/or an optical circuit latency of a first optical circuit in an optical network, and provide the at least one optical circuit attribute to the first layer 3 network device. Related apparatus and methods are also described.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for channel state information (CSI) acquisition with DL and UL reference signals
Patent No. 10771211 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15888766 on 02/05/2018 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for channel state information (CSI) acquisition with downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) reference signals (RSs). A UE apparatus includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive (i) configuration information for a CSI-RS and a sounding reference signal (SRS) and (ii) downlink control information (DCI) that includes a DCI field for an aperiodic SRS transmission request. The processor is configured to decode the configuration information and the DCI with the aperiodic SRS transmission request. The transceiver is further configured to receive the CSI-RS and transmit the SRS. The SRS corresponds to a higher-layer configured SRS resource and a number of configured SRS resources is more than one.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Systems and methods for stable physically unclonable functions
Patent No. 10771246 

Inventor(s): Sung Ung Kwak (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: North Weber and Baugh LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15264872 on 09/14/2016 (1455 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods allow to take advantage of the natural statistical variation of physical properties in a semiconductor device in order to create truly random, repeatable, and hard to detect cryptographic bits. This may be accomplished by recursively pairing mismatch values of Physically Unclonable Functions (PUF) elements so as to ensure that generated PUF key bits remain insensitive to environmental errors, without affecting the utilization rate of available PUF elements. The pairing process may be applied to any given hardware to generate more stable PUF bit sequences that provide a higher margin of error, increase the number of bits for a given margin of error, or any combination thereof.

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


Low-power wake-up circuit for controller area network (CAN) transceiver
Patent No. 10771280 

Inventor(s): Basant Bothra (Bengaluru, , IN), Lokesh Kumar Gupta (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16538975 on 08/13/2019 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a controller area network (CAN) transceiver. The CAN transceiver includes a wake-up circuit having an attenuator circuit coupled to a CAN bus. The wake-up circuit also includes a common-gate amplifier circuit coupled to the attenuator circuit. The wake-up circuit also includes an offset generation circuit coupled to the common-gate amplifier circuit.

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


Request processing system using a combining engine
Patent No. 10771308 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX), Saritha P. Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533523 on 08/06/2019 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a request processing system which enables the system to fulfill data requests by grouping and combining requested data elements, while conserving computing resources and increasing security of the requested data elements associated during storage and transmission over a network. The system is configured to identify one or more groups of data elements associated with one or more identifiers, each data element in a group associated with a component of an identifier. The system combines each of the one or more groups of data elements based on a unique association between the components of each identifier. The system subsequently removes the sub-wrappers from the data elements in the one or more groups of data elements, and sends the combined one or more groups of data elements to relevant requestors.

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


High availability using multiple network elements
Patent No. 10771315 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA), Katherine Zhao (Santa Clara, CA), Ming Li (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: 15894644 on 02/12/2018 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a system includes an active network element having circuitry for executing a primary application and a transmission control protocol (TCP) module, multiple standby network elements having circuitry for executing a secondary copy of the primary application and a secondary TCP module, and a network connection coupled to one or more of the active and standby network elements, wherein the active network element and standby network elements are coupled to transfer data and acknowledgments via their respective TCP modules, and wherein the standby network elements are reconfigurable to communicate via the network connection to a peer regardless of the failure of one or two of the network elements.

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


Multiple packet data container types for a processing pipeline
Patent No. 10771387 

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: 15835235 on 12/07/2017 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a match-action stage of a packet processing pipeline. The method receives a set of data containers storing input packet data values for a particular packet. The set of data containers includes multiple subsets of data containers. The method performs a set of match operations using a first subset of the set of data containers. The method uses a set of arithmetic logic units (ALUs) to generate output packet data values to store in a second subset of the set of data containers. Output packet data values for a third subset of the data containers are generated without the set of ALUs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Forwarding element data plane with computing parameter distributor
Patent No. 10771401 

Inventor(s): Patrick W. 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: 16147754 on 09/30/2018 (709 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a network forwarding element with a data-plane forwarding circuit that has a parameter collecting circuit to store and distribute parameter values computed by several machines in a network. In some embodiments, the machines perform distributed computing operations, and the parameter values that compute are parameter values associated with the distributed computing operations. The parameter collecting circuit of the data-plane forwarding circuit (data plane) in some embodiments (1) stores a set of parameter values computed and sent by a first set of machines, and (2) distributes the collected parameter values to a second set of machines once it has collected the set of parameter values from all the machines in the first set. The first and second sets of machines are the same set of machines in some embodiments, while they are different sets of machines (e.g., one set has at least one machine that is not in the other set) in other embodiments. In some embodiments, the parameter collecting circuit performs computations on the parameter values that it collects and distributes the result of the computations once it has processed all the parameter values distributed by the first set of machines. The computations are aggregating operations (e.g., adding, averaging, etc.) that combine corresponding subset of parameter values distributed by the first set of machines.

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


Systems and methods for cross-channel electronic communication security with dynamic targeting
Patent No. 10771485 

Inventor(s): Donald Joseph Cardinal (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16033995 on 07/12/2018 (789 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for cross-channel electronic communication security. In this regard, the invention provides dynamic construction and targeting of adaptive simulated malicious electronic communications for unsecure communication identification by a user. The invention configures adaptive simulated malicious electronic communications for interacting with users via user interfaces of the multiple electronic communication media and user devices. Another aspect of the invention is directed to configuring, dynamically and in real time, a simulated malicious electronic communication for one electronic communication medium, based on and in response to, user actions on another simulated malicious electronic communication on another electronic communication medium. Another aspect of the invention is directed to escalating, in real-time, a level of authentication required for the user to execute the user activity based on user actions performed on the simulated malicious electronic communications.

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


Method for delivering music content to a smart phone
Patent No. 10771526 

Inventor(s): James L. Cross (Allen, TX), William Green (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): 1974 Productions, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16201489 on 11/27/2018 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of distributing media content using mobile communication devices including providing media access cards which promote selected media content to users of such devices whereby a user may access a web server associated with the media access cards and download application software enabling access to selected media content via a mobile device, the media access cards including a machine readable identification number code that identifies media content associated with the card whereby the application software facilitates reading and transmitting the code to a web server via the mobile device, receiving the identification number with the web server and using the identification number to locate a table value in a database wherein a plurality of media access cards identification numbers are associated with a media content table value, using the table value to identify media codes associated with the selected content server which transmits media to the mobile device.

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


Managing selective access of a user equipment to internet-based services based on transport type
Patent No. 10771561 

Inventor(s): Daniel A. Deninger (Dallas, TX), David S. Cha (Dallas, TX), Jason M. Riggs (Dallas, TX), Kenneth H. Oertle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980862 on 05/16/2018 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a subordinate mobile communication device (SMCD) receives a content access profile from a dispatcher. The content access profile includes (i) proxy server selection criteria to facilitate the SMCD to select between a plurality of proxy servers based on a current transport mechanism type (e.g., WiFi, 3G, Satellite, etc.), each of the plurality of proxy servers being configured by the dispatcher to provide different degrees of support for Internet-based services to the SMCD, and/or (ii) a set of Internet-based service access rules to facilitate the SMCD to independently determine whether to grant or deny access by the SMCD to Internet-based services based on the current transport mechanism type of a connection between the SMCD and an access network. The SMCD determines its current transport mechanism type and uses the content access profile to selectively engage with a given Internet-based service.

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


Event response management
Patent No. 10771614 

Inventor(s): Kulvir Singh Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438782 on 06/12/2019 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: An upcoming event associated with a predicted time in the future is detected. A set of users of a database that have responded to events of the database that correspond with the upcoming event may be identified. Data on a current state of each user of the set of users may be gathered, after which a user of the set of users to respond to the upcoming event may be identified by analyzing the data and the database. It may be determined, using the database and the data, that it is approaching a deadline time at which the user must act in order to respond to the upcoming event by the predicted time. A reminder for the user may be generated in response to determining that it is approaching the deadline time.

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


System and method for providing carrier-independent VoIP communication
Patent No. 10771632 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Lyman (Culver City, CA)
Assignee(s): Fonality, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154437 on 10/08/2018 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for seamlessly providing carrier-independent VoIP calls initiated using an existing carrier-issued telephone number are provided. In exemplary embodiments, the existing carrier-issued telephone number to be called is received. Subsequently, a status regarding if the existing carrier-issued telephone number is a registered telephone number stored in a carrier-independent database is determined. If the existing carrier-issued telephone number comprises a registered telephone number in the carrier-independent database, a call is established via peer-to-peer connection using an address associated with the registered telephone number. However, if the existing carrier-issued telephone number is not a registered telephone number in the carrier-independent database, the call is placed via a standard route.

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


Dynamic data compression systems and methods for use with vehicle data
Patent No. 10771787 

Inventor(s): Louis Brugman (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16205669 on 11/30/2018 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic data compression system includes a group of sensors and a controller. The sensors are arranged on-board of a vehicle and operable to detect and capture driving event data, the group of sensors comprising a target sensor. The controller is coupled to the group of sensors and operable to receive one or more data streams indicative of the driving event data from the group of sensors. The controller is further operable to (i) analyze the one or more data streams, (ii) determine a vehicle operation condition based on the one or more data streams, the vehicle operating condition comprising a speed of the vehicle, a location of the vehicle, a motion of the vehicle, or a combination thereof, and (iii) determine whether or not to compress a data stream from the target sensor based on the vehicle operation condition.

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


Region of interest (ROI) request and inquiry in a video chain
Patent No. 10771801 

Inventor(s): Goksel Dedeoglu (Plano, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14027925 on 09/16/2013 (2549 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for video stream processing in a video chain is provided that includes transmitting a video stream in the video chain, receiving, by a first video node in the video chain, a region of interest (ROI) command from a second video node in the video chain, wherein the ROI command includes an ROI type indicator, and performing, by the first video node, the ROI command according to the ROI type indicator.

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


Method for deriving a motion vector
Patent No. 10771816 

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Segall (Camas, WA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544858 on 08/19/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for decoding video includes creating a first list of motion vectors from at least one neighboring block in a current frame of the video and creating a second list of motion vectors from at least one previous block in a temporally earlier frame of the video. A third list of motion vectors is created based upon the first list and the second list. Based upon receiving a motion vector competition control parameter selecting one of the motion vectors from the third list, wherein the second list of motion vectors is further based upon a flooring function.

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


Method and apparatus for providing emergency codes to a mobile device
Patent No. 10771952 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696901 on 11/26/2019 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method at a user equipment for obtaining emergency codes using a non-Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network, the method including sending a request message to a network node, the request message containing an indication; and receiving, at the user equipment, a response message, the response message including at least one mobile country code (MCC), and the response message indicating an emergency number, type or category information, wherein the emergency number, type or category information is associated with the at least one MCC, and wherein the at least one MCC indicates a portion of a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) code to which the emergency number, type or category information applies.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for providing encrypted storage within application sandbox
Patent No. 10771964 

Inventor(s): Gayathri Sundar (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16202582 on 11/28/2018 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing encrypted storage within application sandbox are disclosed. Embodiments may secure data at rest on mobile device within application sandbox. The data may be stored in a manner that is resistant to attacks intended to reveal the data, and situations in which unintentional disclosures could occur. In embodiments, data may not be unintentionally lost, and it may be used with data that may be classified as Personally Identifiable Information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for CSI feedback
Patent No. 10771998 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Murphy, Bilak Homiller, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15517785 on 10/06/2015 (1799 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for flexible Channel State Information (CSI) feedback in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In some embodiments, a base station configures a wireless device with a set of CSI-RS resources, dynamically configures a CSI-RS resource from the set of CSI-RS resources for measurement, and receives a CSI report from the wireless device determined from the CSI-RS resource dynamically configured for measurement. In this manner, the base station is enabled to dynamically configure and re-configure the CSI-RS resource(s) for measurement by the wireless device, which in turn provides flexible CSI feedback that is particularly well-suited for embodiments in which the base station transmits beamformed CSI-RS.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Control channel signaling using a common signaling field for transport format, redundancy version, and new data indicator
Patent No. 10772082 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Kanagawa, , JP), Christian Wengerter (Kleinheubach, , DE), Hidetoshi Suzuki (Kanagawa, , JP), Joachim Lhr (Wiesbaden, , DE), Katsuhiko Hiramatsu (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15041439 on 02/11/2016 (1671 days app to issue)

Abstract: New control signaling is associated to a protocol data unit conveying user data in a mobile communication system and to the control channel signal. A mobile station and a base station and their respective operation are described in view of the newly defined control channel signals. To reduce the control channel overhead, a common field is defined for the transport format and redundancy version in the control channel information format. According to one approach, the common field is used to jointly encode transport format and redundancy version therein. According to another aspect, one shared field is provided on the control channel signal that indicates either a transport format or a redundancy version depending on whether the control channel signal relates to an initial transmission or a retransmission. In another embodiment, further enhancements to an HARQ protocol address certain error cases.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Interference management in wireless network
Patent No. 10772111 

Inventor(s): Padam Kafle (Coppell, TX), Prabodh Varshney (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Technologies Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14116520 on 03/29/2012 (3085 days app to issue)

Abstract: Interference management in a wireless network is disclosed in this document. Two networks with overlapping frequency bands and coverage areas are configured to cooperate in order to mitigate mutual interference. Some embodiments relate to medium reservation in a first network to protect a transmission in a second network, while other embodiments relate to aligning communication parameters between the networks.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Beverage container
Patent No. D895367 

Inventor(s): Mary Nicole Hamilton (Heath, TX)
Assignee(s): MAGNOLIA INTELLECTUAL DESIGNS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Smith IP Services, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29690573 on 05/09/2019 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Beverage container
Patent No. D895370 

Inventor(s): Mary Nicole Hamilton (Heath, TX)
Assignee(s): MAGNOLIA INTELLECTUAL DESGINS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Smith IP Services, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29690579 on 05/09/2019 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Support stand frame extrusion
Patent No. D895404 

Inventor(s): Francois Lemieux (Quebec, , CA), Mark T. Snedecor (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ID TECHNOLOGY LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Thompson Hine LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29693134 on 05/31/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Aircraft landing gear
Patent No. D895528 

Inventor(s): Mark Loring Isaac (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707478 on 09/27/2019 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tire
Patent No. D895535 

Inventor(s): Limin Jiang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29648113 on 05/18/2018 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Support structure
Patent No. D895539 

Inventor(s): Doug Lesieur (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bennett Jones LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29653088 on 06/12/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Speaker with amplifier
Patent No. D895566 

Inventor(s): Douglas Laube (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Biamp Systems, LLC (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29679318 on 02/04/2019 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Antenna
Patent No. D895585 

Inventor(s): Brooks Stephen Ruhman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Jones Waldo Holbrook McDonough, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29691199 on 05/14/2019 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Header ring
Patent No. D895777 

Inventor(s): Troy E. Wiegand (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): GARDNER DENVER PETROLEUM PUMPS LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29618328 on 09/20/2017 (1084 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Therapeutic elastic sports tape
Patent No. D895813 

Inventor(s): Christian Hicken (Dallas, TX), Matthew Hicken (Frisco, TX), Nathan Ellison (Cedar Hills, UT), Nicholas Hicken (Frisco, TX), Steven Silvey (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): BLACKTOP PLUS, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29728399 on 03/18/2020 (174 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lantern
Patent No. D895886 

Inventor(s): Chen Kong Fu (Guangdong, , CN)
Assignee(s): RAZ Imports, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29717749 on 12/19/2019 (264 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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