Dallas Invents: 146 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 23

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

Patents granted include:
ABB Power Electronics' pluggable power distribution units for modular edge power systems
AT&T's dynamic data threading system
UT System's waveform design for RF power transfer
Futurewei Technologies' portrait image evaluation based on aesthetics
Interactive Mobile Marketing's mobile showroom
IBM's empathetic image selection
Plush Cujo's moveable and storable wardrobe
Texas Instrument's zero latency prefetching in caches
USAA's computer-implemented roof inspection systems
Zimperium's static analysis to detect malware in mobile apps
Zynga's social network data analysis to generate incentives for online gaming

 

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 Feb. 23, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 7
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 11
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 6
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 9
G: PHYSICS 54
H: ELECTRICITY 50
DESIGN 6


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 22
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 10
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 9
Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) 5
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) 4
ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA) 4
Halliburton Energy Services,Inc. (Houston) 4
IBM (Armonk, NY) 4
Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 3
UNASSIGNED 12


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco) 3
Daniel B. Penney (Wylie) 2
Gary L. Howe (Plano) 2
Lee D. Whetsel (Parker) 2
Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 2
Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine) 2


Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness IndexFor additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Universal sink stopper and strainer
Patent No. 10925441 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16872437 on 05/12/2020 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a universal sink stopper and strainer. Various embodiments can include a handle, a plate, and a gasket. The gasket can include a first plurality of holes. The plate can include a protrusion and a second plurality of holes. The protrusion is shaped to extend through a portion of the gasket. The handle is configured to rotate to adjust an alignment of the first plurality of holes of the gasket with respect to the second plurality of holes of the plate.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)


Devices, systems and methods for plethysmographic monitoring at the nose
Patent No. 10925500 

Inventor(s): George Worley (Rowlett, TX), Joachim S. Gravenstein (Gainesville, FL), Richard J. Melker (Gainesville, FL)
Assignee(s): Beta Biomed Services, Inc. (Rowlett, TX), University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Gainesville, FL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638804 on 06/30/2017 (1334 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to novel lip/cheek probes for detection of pulse-based differences in light absorbence across the vascularized tissue of a lip or cheek of a patient. These probes are fabricated to provide signals to estimate arterial oxygen saturation, and/or to obtain other photoplethysmographic data. The present invention also relates to a combined probe/cannula. The present invention also relates to other devices that combine a pulse oximeter probe with a device supplying oxygen or other oxygen-containing gas to a person in need thereof, and to sampling means for exhaled carbon dioxide in combination with the novel lip/cheek probes. In certain embodiments, an additional limitation of a control means to adjust the flow rate of such gas is provided, where such control is directed by the blood oxygen saturation data obtained from the pulse oximeter probe.

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


Microfluidic systems for epidermal sampling and sensing
Patent No. 10925523 

Inventor(s): Johnathan T. Reeder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Evanston, IL), THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16616770 on 06/01/2018 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are microfluidic systems for monitoring a biofluid property and related methods. Specially configured microfluidic networks and associated structural support and functional elements, including flexible substrates, capping layers, and fluidic conduits and controllers, provide reliable biofluid collection. Optical components and indicators provide a reliable and readily observable readout, including of any of a number of biofluid properties, including directly from biofluid collected in the microfluidic network.

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


Lipid-based ophthalmic emulsion
Patent No. 10925892 

Inventor(s): Howard Allen Ketelson (Dallas, TX), Rekha Rangarajan (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281316 on 02/21/2019 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a lipid-based ophthalmic emulsion. The emulsion has an increased amount of a mucoadhesive galactomannan polymer that promotes a long-lasting protection against desiccation and moisture retention.

[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)


Metal matrix composite orthopedic replacements
Patent No. 10926002 

Inventor(s): Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16230184 on 12/21/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: Orthopedic replacements include are formed at least partially of composite materials including a metal matrix with reinforcing carbon fiber integrated into the matrix. The composite materials have substantially lower density than metal, and are expected to have appreciable strength. The orthopedic replacements can include a bone attachment portion and a load bearing portion. In some versions, the orthopedic replacements can include a core formed of the composite material, with a shape completion portion, formed for example from plastic, at least partially coating the core.

[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]


Social network data analysis to generate incentives for online gaming
Patent No. 10926182 

Inventor(s): David Bettner (McKinney, TX), Paul David Bettner (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Zynga Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Penilla IP, APC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16554469 on 08/28/2019 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for processing recommendations of online games to friends of social network are described. A method for processing recommendations includes identifying a gaming session of a user on an online game provider network, accessing a use profile of the user for the online games of the online game provider network, and accessing a social graph of the user to identify friends of the user and respective friend profiles from the social network. The method further includes producing a recommendation of an online game. The recommendation includes an identification of a target friend of the user and is being provided by examination of the use profile of the user and friend profiles in the social graph. The method includes providing the recommendation to the user. The recommendation also includes an offer incentive to the user to share the recommendation with the target friend.

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


Sound association test
Patent No. 10930167 

Inventor(s): Jesse L. Upchurch, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kir (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15182285 on 06/14/2016 (1715 days app to issue)

Abstract: An auditory projective test is provided that emphasizes a shift in focus from visual and verbal/linguistic stimuli to an examination of the phenomena of acoustic and sonic association. The design discovers a ”canon” of sound stimuli that may provide psychological associations with the aim to further inform and compliment the findings of Jung”s word association test. The design includes a computer software program that gathers and calculates data in Excel format. Jung”s traditional Word Association test is presented alongside the sound association test. The design may include the use of digital video recording to help observe and demonstrate behavioral responses. Additionally, the design may include the addition of a digital interface that will reintroduce the measurement of certain physiological data originally used in Jung”s association experiments.

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


 

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

Methods and apparatus to mitigate bubble formation in a liquid
Patent No. 10926263 

Inventor(s): Bradley C. Weston (Frisco, TX), Brian Ochranek (Southlake, TX), Cheryl L. Davidson (Southlake, TX), Robert Paul Luoma, II (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107826 on 08/21/2018 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to mitigate bubble formation in a liquid are disclosed. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a bottom wall, a first baffle cantilevered from the bottom wall, and a second baffle cantilevered from the bottom wall. The first baffle is spaced apart from the second baffle, and the first baffle and the second baffle are positioned radially relative to an axis of rotation of the apparatus.

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


Vehicle with cargo bed incorporating airflow intake and discharge ducts
Patent No. 10926607 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott Louis Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399041 on 04/30/2019 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a first wall defining a portion of a cargo bed of the vehicle. The first wall has an opening. The vehicle also includes at least one duct having a first opening, a second opening, and an airflow passage extending between the first and second openings. The at least one duct first opening is in fluid communication with the opening in the first wall. An airflow regulation mechanism is operably coupled to the at least one duct first opening and is configured to enable control of an air flow into the at least one duct first opening.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


Mobile showroom
Patent No. 10926687 

Inventor(s): Ehab Sweis (Southlake, TX), George Tadros (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERACTIVE MOBILE MARKETING, LLC (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402572 on 05/03/2019 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a vehicle, a rear display assembly, and a center display assembly. The rear display assembly extends within a main rear storage compartment of the vehicle. The rear display assembly comprises a first base movable in opposing directions between retracted and deployed configurations and a first merchandising module supported by the first base and usable when the first base is in the deployed configuration to demonstrate and/or display a first device. The center display assembly extends within a main center cabin of the vehicle. The center display assembly comprises a second base and a first display module supported by the second base. A first power source is operable to provide electrical power to the first device and/or the first display module. A second power source is operable to provide electrical power to the vehicle. The first and second power sources are separate.

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


Positional-dependent deployment of vehicle airbags
Patent No. 10926736 

Inventor(s): George Evans (Ann Arbor, MI), William Patrick Garrett (Plymouth, MI), Winston Robertson (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404459 on 05/06/2019 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A positional-dependent airbag deployment system is provided. A plurality of tether cutters are configured to cut at least one of a plurality of tethers affixed to an airbag. An image sensor is configured to monitor the position of an occupant”s head within a vehicle. In response to detecting a collision event, an airbag controller determines a trajectory of the occupant”s head based on the image sensor data and other data and determines a cutting sequence of the tethers such the airbag will be deployed in a trajectory to intercept the occupant”s head.

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


Devices and methods for supporting a shock absorber of a rear suspension member
Patent No. 10926743 

Inventor(s): Brian McElroy (Winchester, KY), Robert Aaron Allex (Ewing, KY), Ronald Scott Friend (Jeffersonville, KY)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16383188 on 04/12/2019 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shock absorber support device for supporting a shock absorber coupled to a rear suspension member (RSM), the shock absorber support device including an elongated body extending between a first end and a second end. A shock absorber hooking portion is coupled to the first end, where the shock absorber hooking portion is configured to releasably engage a cylinder of a shock absorber. An RSM frame hooking portion is coupled to the second end, where the RSM frame hooking portion is configured to releasably engage a portion of an RSM frame assembly. Engagement of both the shock absorber and the portion of an RSM frame assembly prevents the shock absorber from moving.

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


One-way direction sensing system
Patent No. 10926766 

Inventor(s): Justin J. Chow (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011504 on 06/18/2018 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for preventing a vehicle from driving in a wrong direction. The method includes detecting, via a vehicle orientation sensor, a current driving direction of the vehicle. The method also includes detecting, via a GPS unit, a current location of the vehicle. The method also includes providing, by a powertrain, torque to one or more wheels of the vehicle. The method also includes determining, by an electronic control unit (ECU), whether the vehicle is travelling in the wrong direction based on the current driving direction of the vehicle and the current location of the vehicle. The method also includes communicating, by the ECU, an instruction to the powertrain to reduce the torque provided to the one or more wheels of the vehicle when the vehicle is travelling in the wrong direction.

[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]


Hand truck and pallet system and method of use
Patent No. 10926784 

Inventor(s): Wade Henderson (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16194321 on 11/17/2018 (829 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hand truck for use loading and unloading items from a pallet, the hand truck having a base having a arms spaced evenly apart; a back having two or more rails, the two or more rails extending upward from two or more of the arms of the base; a handle secured to the back; and two or more wheels attached to the two or more rails; the two or more arms, the two or more rails, and the two or more wheels are horizontally aligned, thereby creating a spacings for allowing one or more elongated members of the pallet and/or shelving to fit therethrough.

[B62B] HAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES (characterised by animal propulsion B62C; propulsion of sledges by driver or engine B62M)


Tailgate with mass and performance optimized reinforcement structure
Patent No. 10926812 

Inventor(s): Erik R. Andersen (Ann Arbor, MI), Herbert Meingast (Ann Arbor, MI), Joshua L. Walsh (Ashland, WI), Wasim Ukra (Canton, 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: 16264295 on 01/31/2019 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tailgate for a vehicle having structural strength and stiffness may include an outer panel, an inner panel facing the outer panel, a top boundary extending between the outer panel to the inner panel, a bottom boundary extending between the outer panel to the inner panel, a left boundary extending between the outer panel to the inner panel, a right boundary extending between the outer panel to the inner panel, and a volume of space defined within the inner panel, bottom boundary, outer panel, top boundary, left boundary, and right boundary. A plurality of bulkheads may be disposed within the volume of space, each bulkhead of the plurality of bulkheads extending in a linear direction a complete distance between the bottom boundary and the top boundary of the inner panel in a manner providing strength and stiffness to the outer and inner panels.

[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)


Puck cover
Patent No. 10926861 

Inventor(s): Danielle Vann (Hurst, TX), Joseph Daniel Leachman (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997547 on 06/04/2018 (995 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, a puck configured to be embedded in a structure of a rotorcraft creates a cavity in the structure and includes an attachment post for coupling a component to the structure in which the puck is embedded. A puck cover can be configured to cover the cavity in the structure and the puck cover can include a top cover surface to cover the cavity, a center support, and plurality of extensions, where the plurality of extensions coupled with the attachment post.

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


System and method for pilot-in-control sensing in a rotorcraft
Patent No. 10926871 

Inventor(s): Bradley Don Linton (Mansfield, TX), Jillian Samantha Alfred (Fort Worth, TX), Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, 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: 15962889 on 04/25/2018 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft including a control element, a control sensor connected to the control element, where the control sensor is operable to generate trim data indicating a displacement of the control element in relation to a trim position of the control element, and a flight control computer (FCC) operable to monitor the trim data and determine an active detent state of the control element. The active detent state is one of an in-detent state, an out-of-detent state, and an in-transition state. The FCC is operable to buffer a transition of the active detent state from the in-detent state to the out-of-detent state using the in-transition state. The FCC provides a first flight management function when the active detent state is the in-detent state or the in-transition state, and provides a second flight management function when the active detent state is the out-of-detent state.

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


Method for manufacturing a turned-down centralizer sub assembly
Patent No. 10927611 

Inventor(s): Jeff Musselwhite (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTIONS, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16240455 on 01/04/2019 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for manufacturing a centralizer assembly includes reducing a diameter of a mandrel such that a turned-down region is formed in the mandrel, positioning a first stop segment in the turned-down region, and positioning a centralizer at least partially in the turned-down region, wherein the first stop segment is positioned intermediate of axial extents of the centralizer, such that the first stop segment at least partially limits a range of motion of the centralizer relative to the mandrel.

[B21D] WORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL (working or processing of wire B21F)


 

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

Waste water treatment to reduce BOD/COD
Patent No. 10927014 

Inventor(s): Raymond C. Sherry (Cleburne, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Roger N. Chauza, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16433503 on 06/06/2019 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: A waste water treatment system for removing contaminant chemicals, bacteria and organic matter to reduce the chemical oxygen demand (COD) and the biological oxygen demand (BOD). The system uses thermal energy to remove chemicals that can be oxidized to reduce the COD, and to destroy bacteria and organic matter to reduce the BOD of the treated water. The system can include an expansion chamber and a nozzle to create steam which can be used as thermal energy to heat the waste water and provide the proper treatment to reduce the COD and BOD of the processed waste water.

[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]


Stacked continuous vacuum pan system and method
Patent No. 10927422 

Inventor(s): Mark Quenton Fanning (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SUGAR TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16334279 on 09/21/2016 (1616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stacked continuous vacuum pan (SCVP) system and method may be provided wherein the SCVP includes at least three modules mounted on separate floors in a stacked formation. Each module includes a horizontal shell and a vertical calandria mounted along the horizontal shell. The calandria may be a honeycomb or swarm calandria. The SCVP system may operate as a single unit while allowing an individual module to be taken offline without disrupting use of the SCVP system.

[C13B] PRODUCTION OF SUCROSE; APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED THEREFOR (chemically synthesised sugars or sugar derivatives C07H; fermentation or enzyme-using processes for preparing compounds containing saccharide radicals C12P 19/00) [2011.01]


Brownmillerite oxides for oxygen evolution catalyst
Patent No. 10927465 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Ann Arbor, MI), Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Krishna Reddy Gunugunuri (Ann Arbor, MI), Li Qin Zhou (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: 15444732 on 02/28/2017 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oxygen evolution catalyst of the formula: Sr[subscript]2[/subscript]MCoO[subscript]5 [/subscript]where M=Al, Ga wherein M is bonded with four oxygen atoms to form a tetrahedron. The catalyst is operated at a potential of less than 1.58 volts vs. RHE at a current density of 50 A/cm[superscript]2 [/superscript]for a pH of 7-13. The catalyst is operated at a potential of less than 1.55 volts vs. RHE at a current density of 50 A/cm[superscript]2 [/superscript]and a pH of 13. The oxygen evolution catalyst of the formula: Sr[subscript]2[/subscript]GaCoO[subscript]5 [/subscript]wherein the catalyst is operated at a potential of less than 1.53 volts vs. RHE at a current density of 50 A/cm[superscript]2 [/superscript]and a pH of 7. The oxygen evolution catalyst of formula: Sr[subscript]2[/subscript]GaCoO[subscript]5 [/subscript]wherein the catalyst maintains a current within 94% after 300 minutes at a potential of 1.645 volts vs. RHE wherein the current is greater than 1 milliamp and a pH of 7.

[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]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Fence support system
Patent No. 10927562 

Inventor(s): Christopher Andrew Calle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593301 on 05/11/2017 (1384 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fence support system includes a catch member having an at least partially D-shaped protrusion and post receiver, and a retainer member having an aperture configured to receive the protrusion. A method of supporting an apertured fence material includes providing a catch member comprising an at least partially D-shaped protrusion extending from a catch plate of the catch member and receiving an end of a vertical support within the catch member, providing a retainer member comprising an aperture configured to receive the protrusion of the catch member, and capturing an apertured fence material between the catch member and the retainer member.

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


Wellbore isolation device with telescoping setting system
Patent No. 10927638 

Inventor(s): Beauford Sean Mallory (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16322450 on 09/14/2016 (1623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation is introduced into a wellbore and includes an elongate body defining an interior and comprising an upper sub, a lower sub, and a mandrel extending therebetween. A sealing element is disposed about the mandrel and upper and lower slip assemblies are positioned on opposing axial ends of the sealing element. A setting piston is positioned within a piston chamber defined by the lower sub and the mandrel, and a mandrel plugging device is positioned within the mandrel. The mandrel plugging device plugs the interior and transitions between occluding setting ports defined in the mandrel and exposed the setting ports to facilitate fluid communication between the interior and the piston chamber. The interior is pressurized to actuate the setting piston and set the lower slip assembly, and further pressurized to move the mandrel and set the upper slip assembly.

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


System and method to control wellbore pressure during perforating
Patent No. 10927649 

Inventor(s): James Harold Wight (Mansfield, TX), James Marshall Barker (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Service, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16084198 on 04/19/2017 (1406 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method to control wellbore pressure during perforating. The system comprises a carrier, a sensor, a pressure-altering device, and a processor in communication with the sensor. The sensor is configured to detect a stress wave propagating through the carrier before the arrival of a related pressure wave in the wellbore and generate a signal indicative of the detected stress wave. The pressure-altering device is actuatable to change the pressure in the wellbore. The processor is operable to analyze the signal from the sensor and control the pressure-altering device based on the detected stress wave to change the magnitude of the related pressure wave in the wellbore.

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


Internal valve plunger
Patent No. 10927652 

Inventor(s): David Robert Dahlgren (Brighton, CO), Garrett S. Boyd (Godley, TX), Mitchell A. Boyd (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): FLOWCO PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16725760 on 12/23/2019 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bypass plunger includes a plunger body that includes a head portion located at one end of the plunger body and a tail portion located at an opposite end of the plunger body. The head portion includes at least one flow port, and the tail portion includes at least one passageway. A valve component is disposed within an internal bore of the plunger body and is moveable between an open position and a closed position. At least one plug is located within a respective one of the flow ports and/or a respective one of the passageways, and is configured to reduce or prevent flow through the respective flow port or the respective passageway.

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


Systems and methods for surface detection of electromagnetic signals from subsurface environments
Patent No. 10927666 

Inventor(s): Neal Gregory Skinner (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15773538 on 12/15/2015 (1897 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electromagnetic field monitoring methods and systems for obtaining data corresponding to subsurface rock formations. An electromagnetic field monitoring system includes an electromagnetic transmitter located downhole in a well bore and configured to radiate electromagnetic radiation into a subsurface formation; a fiber optic cable coupled with a fiber optic interrogator, the at least one fiber optic cable and the interrogator located at the surface; and an array of electromagnetic sensors integrally formed in the fiber optic cable and configured to detect the electromagnetic radiation radiated through the subsurface formation. A method of detecting electromagnetic radiation at the surface of an oil well includes transmitting, from an electromagnetic transmitter, electromagnetic radiation into a subsurface formation; and sensing, from the subsurface formation, electromagnetic radiation at the surface of the oil well.

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


Logging while running casing
Patent No. 10927670 

Inventor(s): Wesley Neil Ludwig (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16435199 on 06/07/2019 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system including a casing string having one or more casing segments, a logging tool, and one or more float valves. The casing string can have a distal end and a proximal end with the logging tool detachably coupled with the distal end thereof. The one or more float valves can be coupled with a distal end of the logging tool. The logging tool can have a battery power source transitionable between a standby power mode and a full power mode. The casing string is operable to be disposed in a wellbore and transition the logging tool from the standby power mode to the full power mode upon placement within a predetermined portion of the wellbore.

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


 

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

 

Moveable and storable wardrobe
Patent No. 10925395 

Inventor(s): Jon Langbert (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Plush Cujo LLC (Lakeway, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16372032 on 04/01/2019 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wardrobe capable of being moved into and out of a hotel room, and into and out of a storage room, is disclosed. The wardrobe comprises a top, a bottom, two side walls, a back, and four wheels along the bottom, where the wardrobe would otherwise touch the floor. The wheels can optionally be lockable wheels. The wardrobe also includes a means for attachment to one or more walls in a room in which the wardrobe will be used. Suitable means for attachment include holes through which pins can be inserted, pins which fit into holes in a wall, Velcro or other hook and loop attachments, straps, ropes, magnets, clips, cotter pins, and the like. The wardrobe can optionally include one or more additional elements, including one or more doors, one or more drawers, shelves, closet rods, tie/belt racks, mirrors, cubby holes, a cover for the wheels, a safe, and crown, chair, and/or base molding.

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


Wheel lock for an automobile
Patent No. 10927881 

Inventor(s): Miguel Angel Carranco (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Gagnon, Peacock Vereeke P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376335 on 04/05/2019 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wheel lock for an automobile includes a pin tumbler lock, a cam that engages with the lock, the cam having a tab that protrudes outward therefrom, a coaxially rotatable tubular sleeve that is configured to receive the lock and the cam and that engages with the tab of the cam, the interior of sleeve defining a tab cavity that engages the tab of the cam and having a plurality of sleeve ridges thereon that are distributed and spaced evenly and a coaxially rotatable tubular core that is configured to receive the sleeve and that slidably engages therewith, the exterior of the core having a plurality of core ridges that are distributed and spaced evenly thereon that engage with the sleeve ridges of the sleeve, the interior of the core defining a threaded aperture for permitting the wheel lock to fasten onto a lug bolt.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Axial cam gearbox mechanism
Patent No. 10927932 

Inventor(s): Carlos A. Hoefken (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MOTUS LABS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16818738 on 03/13/2020 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: The improved gearbox mechanism of the present invention includes a plurality of cam-actuated gear block assemblies, which transfer power from a power shaft to a secondary or output gear element. Each gear block assembly includes a gear block having a surface that periodically interfaces with a secondary or output gear element. In a preferred embodiment the interface surface comprises a plurality of projections or teeth which correspond to complementary projections or gear teeth on the output gear element. Each gear block assembly further includes a gear block, a rocker arm, cam followers and/or gear block tracking post, which connect or link the gear block to a cam assembly, which in turn is connected to a power source. The cam assembly includes about its circumference a unique pathway or groove for each cam followers and/or gear block tracking post of a particular gear block assembly so that the movement of the gear block may be controlled in two or three dimensions in accordance with a certain design parameter.

[F16H] GEARING


Suction manifold service/transit positioning mechanism
Patent No. 10928001 

Inventor(s): Blake T. Bonfanti (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): KCF TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (State College, PA)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248731 on 01/15/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A positioning mechanism for lowering a suction manifold from an operational position with respect to pump fluid end to a transit and service position includes a linkage base plate configured to be fixedly coupled with a vehicle trailer, a linkage arm pivotally coupled with the linkage base plate and the suction manifold, a primary damper pivotally coupled with the linkage base plate and the linkage arm, a secondary damper pivotally coupled with the linkage base plate and the suction manifold, and a mechanical stop removably coupled with the secondary damper and configured to maintain the secondary damper at a fixed length while the mechanical stop is coupled with the secondary damper. The positioning mechanism permits the suction manifold to fall under the force of gravity when the suction manifold is detached from the pump fluid end, the primary damper is configured to slow the fall of the suction manifold under the force of gravity, and removal of the mechanical stop from the secondary damper permits the secondary damper to shorten from the fixed length to a shorter length under the force of gravity.

[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


Pressure vessel boss and boss assembly apparatus and method
Patent No. 10928009 

Inventor(s): Aron Bowman (Prosper, TX), Jason Petermeier (Prosper, TX), Rick Willardson (McKinney, TX), Robert G Green (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): eZcomply, LLC (Peoria, IL)
Law Firm: Golden”s MI (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14545602 on 05/29/2015 (2097 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to a boss assembly that seals a pressure vessel and more particularly to sealing a pressure vessel having a composite outer shell for use with a source of compressed gas having a boss and boss cover in sealing engagement. The composite outer shell is wound about the boss and locked into at least one notch and/or a reverse draft cut. The boss cover is removably fastened to the boss utilizing at least one fastener. The principle use is for storage and usage of compressed gas in mobile applications that typically benefit from light weight pressure vessels however other applications will benefit from this invention. For example, applications that routinely fill and/or un-fill containers made of woven, composite, and etc. materials will benefit from this invention.

[F17C] VESSELS FOR CONTAINING OR STORING COMPRESSED, LIQUEFIED, OR SOLIDIFIED GASES; FIXED-CAPACITY GAS-HOLDERS; FILLING VESSELS WITH, OR DISCHARGING FROM VESSELS, COMPRESSED, LIQUEFIED, OR SOLIDIFIED GASES (storing fluids in natural or artificial cavities or chambers in the earth B65G 5/00; construction or assembling of bulk storage containers employing civil-engineering techniques E04H 7/00; variable-capacity gas-holders F17B; liquefaction or refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25)


Burner nozzels for well test burner systems
Patent No. 10928060 

Inventor(s): Elling James Newell (Argyle, TX), Mark Henry Strumpell (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15565675 on 05/13/2015 (2113 days app to issue)

Abstract: A burner nozzle includes an outer housing, and a nozzle and a piston receivable within the outer housing. The piston is movable between an open position, where air and a well product are able to enter an atomizing chamber to generate an air/well product mixture, and a closed position, where the piston moves to stop a flow of the well product and a metered amount of air flows through one or more leak paths defined between a leading edge of each axial flow port and an adjacent closure surface provided by the nozzle body and into the atomizing chamber.

[F23D] BURNERS


Furnace controller and a furnace that controls a gas input rate to maintain a discharge air temperature
Patent No. 10928078 

Inventor(s): Darko Hadzidedic (Plano, TX), Glenn W. Kowald (Carrollton, TX), Peter Hrejsa (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15486885 on 04/13/2017 (1412 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments of, a multistage gas furnace, a controller therefor and a computer-usable medium having non-transitory computer readable instructions stored thereon for execution by a processor to perform a method for operating a gas furnace. In one embodiment, the gas furnace includes: (1) a burner, (2) a circulation fan and (3) a furnace controller. The furnace controller having: (3A) an interface configured to receive heating calls and a blower control signal, the blower control signal corresponding to an operating speed of the circulation fan and (3B) a processor configured to respond to the heating calls and the blower control signal by setting and adjusting a gas input rate for the burner that is based on the blower control signal and that corresponds to a discharge air temperature determined by a dedicated discharge air sensor associated with the furnace.

[F24D] DOMESTIC- OR SPACE-HEATING SYSTEMS, e.g. CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS; DOMESTIC HOT-WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; ELEMENTS OR COMPONENTS THEREFOR (preventing corrosion C23F; water supply in general E03; using steam or condensate extracted or exhausted from steam engine plants for heating purposes F01K 17/02; steam traps F16T; domestic stoves or ranges F24B, F24C; water or air heaters having heat generating means F24H; combined heating and refrigeration systems F25B; heat exchange apparatus or elements F28; removing furring F28G; electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)


Auto-addressing for a multi-device refrigeration system
Patent No. 10928086 

Inventor(s): Christopher S. Tracy (Frisco, TX), Richard Dutt (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15872442 on 01/16/2018 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a system comprises a master device and a plurality of slave devices. The master device configured to determine that one or more of the slave devices use a default address reserved for unconfigured devices, and to communicate a command to each slave device that is using the default address. The command comprises a list of unused addresses and an instruction to enter a selection round to select one of the addresses from the list.

[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)


Systems and methods for pumping down flammable refrigerant
Patent No. 10928091 

Inventor(s): Carl T. Crawford (Hickory Creek, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Bker Botts L.L.P. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16256319 on 01/24/2019 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an HVAC system includes an indoor unit having a furnace, an outdoor heat pump unit having a compressor and an outdoor coil, a refrigerant line coupled to the indoor unit and the outdoor heat pump unit, and a valve coupled to the refrigerant line. The HVAC system further includes one or more controllers operable to determine that the outdoor heat pump unit is in operation during an air conditioning cycle. The controllers are further operable to determine an outdoor temperature and compare the outdoor temperature to a predetermined temperature. The controllers are further operable to initiate a closure of the valve coupled to the refrigerant line and initiate operation of the compressor at an end of the air conditioning cycle to pump down a refrigerant to the outdoor coil in response to comparing the outdoor temperature to the predetermined temperature.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Systems and methods for modifying an infrared signature of a vehicle
Patent No. 10926273 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul Schmalenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264210 on 01/31/2019 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for modifying an infrared signature of a vehicle are provided. A method may include producing an aerosol cloud proximate the vehicle. The method may further include determining one or more characteristics of the aerosol cloud. The method may also include determining a projection plane within the aerosol cloud based on the aerosol cloud characteristics for projecting a representation of the object. The method may additionally include providing heat at particles in the projection plane of the aerosol cloud to generate the object representation.

[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


Medical apparatus for testing for medical conditions including zika and pregnancy
Patent No. 10928390 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16192432 on 11/15/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing immunoassay test results for multiple medical conditions, comprising a testing device having thereon an alignment target and having a plurality of immunoassay test strips, the plurality of immunoassay test strips each including a sample pad capable of receiving a biologic sample, a conjugate pad containing particles for conjugating with antibodies or antigens present in the biologic sample, and a membrane strip having a test line and a control line, wherein the test line and the control line are viewable, and a mobile device having a camera, a viewing screen, and a software application stored thereon, wherein the software application provides executable instructions to capture an image of the testing device, process an image to determine pixel count and line intensity of the test line of each of the plurality of immunoassay test strips, and present test results on the viewing screen.

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


Tracking energy consumption using a buck-boosting technique
Patent No. 10928427 

Inventor(s): Anton Brauchle (Mering, , DE), Horst Diewald (Freising, , DE), Johann Zipperer (Unterschleissheim, , DE), Peter Weber (Allershausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15483625 on 04/10/2017 (1415 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for tracking energy consumption. An energy tracking system comprises at least one switching element, at least one inductor and a control block to keep the output voltage at a pre-selected level. The switching elements are configured to apply the source of energy to the inductors. The control block compares the output voltage of the energy tracking system to a reference value and controls the switching of the switched elements in order to transfer energy for the primary voltage into a secondary voltage at the output of the energy tracking system. The electronic device further comprises an ON-time and OFF-time generator and an accumulator wherein the control block is coupled to receive a signal from the ON-time and OFF-time generator and generates switching signals for the at least one switching element in the form of ON-time pulses with a constant width ON-time.

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


Receiving test input message packets and transmitting modulated acknowledgement packets
Patent No. 10928444 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16150805 on 10/03/2018 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for using a device”s power and ground terminals as a test and/or debug interface for the device. According to the present disclosure, messages are modulated over DC voltages applied to the power terminals of a device to input test/debug messages to the device and output test/debug messages from the device. The present disclosure advantageously allows a device to be tested and/or debugged without the device having any shared or dedicated test or debug interface terminals.

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


Boundary scan and wrapper circuitry with state machine and multiplexers
Patent No. 10928445 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16518448 on 07/22/2019 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a first embodiment a TAP 318 of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP 202 of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture, normally controlled by the WSP, is rendered controllable by the TAP. In a second embodiment (1) the TAP and WSP based architectures are merged together such that the sharing of the previously described architectural elements are possible, and (2) the TAP and WSP test interfaces are merged into a single optimized test interface that is operable to perform all operations of each separate test interface.

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


Optical fiber connectivity system including modules and interconnection cables
Patent No. 10928604 

Inventor(s): Bradley Scott Billman (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16329912 on 08/31/2017 (1272 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various fiber optic distribution modules are disclosed, as well as cable useable to interconnect such modules. One possible module includes a first MPO connector and a second MPO connector exposed, and a plurality of LC connectors, the plurality of LC connectors arranged into a first row and a second row. A plurality of fibers is routed between one of the first and second MPO connectors and a different one of the plurality of LC connectors. The plurality of LC connectors in the first row and the second row are grouped into N groups with M connectors in each group corresponding to M/2 channels included in each group and including a fiber pair. The M connectors of each group are disposed across the first and second rows. Indicia disposed on the second side of the housing visually distinguish each group of the N groups from an adjacent neighboring group.

[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]


Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure and method of formation
Patent No. 10928624 

Inventor(s): Jose A. Martinez (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16008442 on 06/14/2018 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure includes at least first and second metal vias. Each of the first and second metal vias includes a respective planar metal layer having a first thickness and a respective post formed from the planar metal layer. The post has a sidewall, and the sidewall has a second thickness greater than 14% of the first thickness.

[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]


Rotary image projector
Patent No. 10928715 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Rabin Berdo, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16997097 on 08/19/2020 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotary image projector includes a lamp shade, a power board, a driver, and a projection module. The power board is mounted to the lamp shade. The driver is disposed in the lamp shade and electrically connected to the power board. The projection module is driven to rotate by the driver and has a luminous element, a collective lens, and at least two projection assemblies. The luminous element is electrically connected to the power board. The collective lens is spaced apart from the luminous element. Each one of the at least two projection assemblies is disposed on one of two sides of the collective lens away from the luminous element and has a positioning sleeve, a film, and at least one imaging lens. The film is mounted to the positioning sleeve. The at least one imaging lens is mounted to the positioning sleeve.

[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]


Method and system for discovery, validation and delivery of power through a universal power center
Patent No. 10928873 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Roberts Calderon Safran Cole, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432161 on 06/05/2019 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of discovery, validation and delivery of power to an electronic device through a universal power center is provided. The method comprises providing a power tip for an electronic device with a unique identification and broadcasting the unique identification to a power center. The method further includes verifying the unique identification and connection location of the electronic device, determining power requirements for the connected electronic device based on the unique identification and connection location, and delivering power to the electronic device based on the determined power requirements.

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


Low cost, low power high performance SMP/ASMP multiple-processor system
Patent No. 10928882 

Inventor(s): Konggang Wei (San Diego, CA), Tongzeng Yang (San Diego, CA), Wei Chen (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14580044 on 12/22/2014 (2255 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing system includes multiple processors in which first processor operates at a first clock frequency and first supply voltage at all times. At least one processor is dynamically switchable to operate at the first clock frequency and first supply voltage resulting in the first and second processors providing symmetrical multi-processing (SMP) or at a second clock frequency and a second supply voltage resulting in the first and second processors providing asymmetrical multi-processing (ASMP). A third processor may be included that also operates at the first clock frequency and the first supply voltage at all times. Various criteria can be used to determine when to switch the at least one switchable processor to improve power consumption and/or performance. A controller enables control and fast-switching between the two modes for the switchable processor. Upon receipt of a switching command to switch between SMP and ASMP, a series or sequence of actions are performed to control a voltage supply and CPU/memory clock to the switchable processor and cache memory.

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


Digital image tagging apparatuses, systems, and methods
Patent No. 10928981 

Inventor(s): Heath Stallings (Colleyville, TX), Shadman Zafar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967517 on 04/30/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, user input is received, a selected portion of a digital image is identified based on the user input, a data instance is selected, and a tag is applied to the selected portion of the digital image. The applied tag provides an association between the selected portion of the digital image and the data instance. In certain examples, a visual indicator representative of the tag is provided for display together with the tagged digital image.

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


Bank to bank data transfer
Patent No. 10929023 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX), Thanh K. Mai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541764 on 08/15/2019 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods to transfer data between banks of memory cells. An example includes a plurality of banks of memory cells and a controller coupled to the plurality of subarrays configured to cause transfer of data between the plurality of banks of memory cells via internal data path operations.

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


Empathetic image selection
Patent No. 10929080 

Inventor(s): Marlentae A. Johnson (Irving, TX), Michael A. Lau (Arlington, TX), Roberto R. Rodriguez (Irving, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX), Ronald J. Rutkowski (Irving, TX), Travis W. Chun (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16510058 on 07/12/2019 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach is provided for selecting and displaying one or more images. A determination is made that a user is in a proximity to a digital picture frame. Weather information is received from a weather sensor coupled to the digital picture frame. The weather information specifies a current weather of a geographic location that includes the digital picture frame. Based on the current weather, an emotional state of the user is determined. Based on user profile information corresponding to the user, image(s) included in multiple images are determined to convey the emotional state of the user. Based on the emotional state of the user and the image(s) conveying the emotional state, the image(s) are displayed on a display included in the digital picture frame.

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


Context management for multiple devices
Patent No. 10929081 

Inventor(s): Adrian Borunda (Celina, TX), Ben Hawkins (Plano, TX), Cale Riley Spratt (Plano, TX), Quincy Nanaasare Obeng (Plano, TX), Richard Tanner (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000752 on 06/05/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present technology provides a system that enables a user to communicate with one of multiple devices in a network based on context information from another device in the network. The system includes a context manager configured to (1) receive context information from the multiple devices; (2) identify a subject-of-interest based on a user input; (3) determine a set of relevant context information based on the subject-of-interest and the received context information; and (4) transmitting the set of relevant context information to a target device to perform a task associated with the subject-of-interest. The context information managed by the present technology enables a user to conveniently interact with the multiple devices in the network without requiring the user to provide details of his/her instructions.

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


Processor with efficient arithmetic units
Patent No. 10929101 

Inventor(s): Armin Stingl (Erding, , DE), Christian Wiencke (Garching, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16056115 on 08/06/2018 (932 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor includes a carry save array multiplier. The carry save array multiplier includes an array of cascaded partial product generators. The array of cascaded partial product generators is configured to generate an output value as a product of two operands presented at inputs of the multiplier. The array of cascaded partial product generators is also configured to generate an output value as a sum of two operands presented at inputs of the multiplier.

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


Accurate early branch prediction using multiple predictors having different accuracy and latency in high-performance microprocessors
Patent No. 10929136 

Inventor(s): Lixia Yang (Beijing, , CN), Michael Chow (Saratoga, CA), Ning Yang (Beijing, , CN), Qian Wang (Santa Clara, CA), Shiwen Hu (Sunnyvale, CA), Wei Yu Chen (Fremont, CA), Yongbin Zhou (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950434 on 04/11/2018 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: Branch prediction techniques are described that can improve the performance of pipelined microprocessors. A microprocessor with a hierarchical branch prediction structure is presented. The hierarchy of branch predictors includes: a multi-cycle predictor that provides very accurate branch predictions, but with a latency of multiple cycles; a small and simple branch predictor that can provide branch predictions for a sub-set of instructions with zero-cycle latency; and a fast, intermediate level branch predictor that provides relatively accurate branch prediction, while still having a low, but non-zero instruction prediction latency of only one cycle, for example. To improve operation, the higher accuracy, higher latency branch direction predictor and the fast, lower latency branch direction predictor can share a common target predictor.

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


Overflow detection and correction in state machine engines
Patent No. 10929154 

Inventor(s): Brian Lewis Brown (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424149 on 05/28/2019 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: State machine engines are disclosed, including those having an inter-rank bus control system, which may include a register. The state machine engine may include a plurality of configurable elements, such that each of the plurality of configurable elements comprises a plurality of memory cells. These cells may analyze data and output a result of the analysis. The IR bus control system may halt a write operation of data to be analyzed by the cells based, at least in part, on one or more conditions.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a link node in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10929158 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382064 on 04/11/2019 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to link correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system, includes a link node and a memory. The link node receives a first string correlithm object comprising a first plurality of sub-string correlithm objects and a second string correlithm object comprising a second plurality of sub-string correlithm objects. Each of the second plurality of sub-string correlithm objects are unrelated to each of the first plurality of sub-string correlithm objects in n-dimensional space. The memory is communicatively coupled to the link node and stores a node table that associates at least one of the first plurality of sub-string correlithm objects with at least one of the second plurality of sub-string correlithm objects.

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


Virtual machine container for applications
Patent No. 10929162 

Inventor(s): Chao Wang (Hangzhou, , CN), Fei Yang (Hangzhou, , CN), Haichuan Wang (San Jose, CA), Kai-Ting Amy Wang (Toronto, , CA), Man Pok Ho (Toronto, , CA), Wei Tang (Hangzhou, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047273 on 07/27/2018 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented method manages execution of applications within a memory space of a multi-tenant virtual machine (MVM). The method includes instantiating a container for an application. The container has a thin client and a name space that is part of a memory space of the MVM. Threads of the application are moved from the MVM to the container. The threads are executed using the thin client in the name space of the container.

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


Safe, secure, virtualized, domain specific hardware accelerator
Patent No. 10929209 

Inventor(s): Amritpal Singh Mundra (Allen, TX), Charles Lance Fuoco (Allen, TX), Gregory Raymond Shurtz (Houston, TX), Kedar Satish Chitnis (Bengaluru, , IN), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bengaluru, , IN), Sriramakrishnan Govindarajan (Bengaluru, ,
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16377404 on 04/08/2019 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to various implementations an embedded computing system. The embedded computing system comprises a hardware accelerator (HWA) thread user and a second HWA thread user that creates and sends out message requests. The HWA thread user and the second HWA thread user is communication with a microcontroller (MCU) subsystem. The embedded computing system also comprises a first inter-processor communication (IPC) interface between the HWA thread user and the MCU subsystem and a second IPC interface between the second HWA thread user and the MCU subsystem, where the first IPC interface is isolated from the second IPC interface. The MCU subsystem is also in communication with a first domain specific HWA and a second domain specific HWA.

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


Apparatuses and methods for transferring data
Patent No. 10929283 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543810 on 08/19/2019 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to shifting data. An example apparatus comprises a cache coupled to an array of memory cells and a controller. The controller is configured to perform a first operation beginning at a first address to transfer data from the array of memory cells to the cache, and perform a second operation concurrently with the first operation, the second operation beginning at a second address.

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


Zero latency prefetching in caches
Patent No. 10929296 

Inventor(s): Hung Ong (Plano, TX), Oluleye Olorode (Garland, TX), Ramakrishnan Venkatasubramanian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15730874 on 10/12/2017 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention involves a cache system in a digital data processing apparatus including: a central processing unit core; a level one instruction cache; and a level two cache. The cache lines in the second level cache are twice the size of the cache lines in the first level instruction cache. The central processing unit core requests additional program instructions when needed via a request address. Upon a miss in the level one instruction cache that causes a hit in the upper half of a level two cache line, the level two cache supplies the upper half level cache line to the level one instruction cache. On a following level two cache memory cycle, the level two cache supplies the lower half of the cache line to the level one instruction cache. This cache technique thus prefetches the lower half level two cache line employing fewer resources than an ordinary prefetch.

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


Dynamically reorganizing a dataset using online migration while allowing concurrent user access to data in the dataset
Patent No. 10929359 

Inventor(s): Joseph B. Lynn (Plano, TX), Kenneth W. Eaton (Terrell, TX), Kevin P. Shuma (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, INC. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112508 on 08/24/2018 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment includes initiating a migration of data rows in a source dataset in a source storage device to a target dataset in a target storage device. A block size defined for the target dataset equals a block size defined for the source dataset, and the migration is to be performed according to a native sequence of the data rows. The embodiment includes receiving, during the migration, a user request for access to a first data row in the source dataset, determining that the first data row was migrated to a first target block in the target dataset, and responding to the user request using the first data row in the first target block. In specific embodiments, a capacity of the target dataset is greater than a capacity of the source dataset. In other embodiments, a capacity of the target dataset is less than a capacity of the source dataset.

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


Dynamic data threading system
Patent No. 10929403 

Inventor(s): David Lu (Irving, TX), Robert Best, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15722151 on 10/02/2017 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to a dynamic data threading (”DDT”) system. According one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, the DDT system can query a source of a plurality of disparate sources and receive results from the source. The DDT system can determine, based upon the results, whether a further query is needed. The DDT system, in response to determining that the further query is needed, the DDT system can query a further source of the plurality of disparate sources based, at least in part, upon the results received from the source, and can receive further results from the further source.

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


Object recognition in autonomous vehicles
Patent No. 10929462 

Inventor(s): DaQi Ren (Saratoga, CA), Masood Mortazavi (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: 15423085 on 02/02/2017 (1482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for object recognition in an autonomous vehicle includes non-transitory memory storage for storing instructions and an image feature database. One or more processors are in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to download a road object database associated with routes between a departure point and a destination. Sensor data is received from a plurality of sensors of the autonomous vehicle and compared to data in the road object database. If the sensor data is not found in the road object database, the sensor data is compared to data in the image feature database. If the sensor data is not found in the image feature database, it is transmitted over a wireless channel to an Internet-coupled database. The sensor data is interpreted based on at least one of the road object database, the image feature database, or the Internet-coupled database.

[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)


Detecting malware in mobile applications via static analysis
Patent No. 10929532 

Inventor(s): Simone Margaritelli (Monterotondo, , IT)
Assignee(s): Zimperium, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fenwick West LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125593 on 09/07/2018 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trained classifier is received from a server. Static analysis is performed on a mobile application to generate a vector storing values representing the number of times the mobile application calls functions from each of multiple namespaces, and an indication of the permissions the mobile application requests. The received trained classifier is then applied to the generated vector to identify whether the mobile application contains malware. Based on the output of the trained classifier, a security policy is applied.

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


Methods and systems for reducing false positive findings
Patent No. 10929543 

Inventor(s): Adam Youngberg (Allen, TX), David Filbey (Plano, TX), Kishore Prabakaran Fernando (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16551563 on 08/26/2019 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for validating software security analysis findings includes a non-transitory computer readable medium and a processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores a source truth dataset including criteria for validating characteristics of findings. The processor receives a finding from a software security analysis tool that performs scan on application code. The processor identifies a characteristic from the finding. The processor selects a criterion from the non-transitory computer readable medium for validating the identified characteristic. The processor determines a validity score for the finding based on whether the selected criterion is met. The processor determines whether the finding is false positive by comparing the validity score to a predetermined validity threshold. If the finding is true positive, a graphical user interface displays the finding.

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


Discrete data masking security system
Patent No. 10929556 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962786 on 04/25/2018 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates generally to improved secure data storage that utilizes zoned data storage and control and/or integration of discrete data for masking the stored data. The data may be divided and stored in different zoned databases and assigned different access rights in order to separate data that is part of a larger combination of data into smaller data portions, which makes it difficult for unauthorized use of such data. Additionally, or alternatively, data that is stored within a database may be combined with other discrete data (e.g., unrelated real data) in order to mask the data being stored. As such, the masked data is more secure and less storage spaces is required due to the utilization of real data for masking. When an unauthorized requestor of the stored data is identified deterrence actions may be taken to reduce the unauthorized user”s ability to access the desired data.

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


Verification of photonic integrated circuits
Patent No. 10929590 

Inventor(s): John D. Cayo (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Mentor Graphics Corporation (Wilsonville, OR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16217956 on 12/12/2018 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for the use of layout-versus-schematic (LVS) design tools to validate photonic integrated circuit designs. Various implementations employ alternate analysis techniques with LVS analysis tools to perform one or more LVS analysis processes on photonic integrated circuits. These analysis processes may include curvilinear design validation and the associated flow implementations.

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


Pattern based electronic dictionary modification and presentation
Patent No. 10929596 

Inventor(s): Kulvir Singh Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16412561 on 05/15/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for using vocal patterns of a user for modifying an electronic dictionary is provided. The method includes continuously retrieving vocal communications of a user and converting the vocal communications into text data. Common terms communicated by the user are selected from the text data and resulting linguistic patterns are determined. In response, a weighted prioritization list of the common terms is generated and electronic dictionary software is modified accordingly. A specified electronic communication currently being entered into the electronic device is monitored and each term of the specified electronic communication is analyzed. In response to the analysis, suggested terms for entering within the specific electronic communication are presented via a graphical user interface of the electronic device.

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


Computer-based interlocutor understanding using classifying conversation segments
Patent No. 10929611 

Inventor(s): Jonathan E. Eisenzopf (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): discourse.ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16201188 on 11/27/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computer-based natural language understanding of input and output for a computer interlocutor is improved using a method of classifying conversation segments from transcribed conversations. The improvement includes one or more methods of splitting transcribed conversations into groups related to a conversation ontology using metadata; identifying dominant paths of conversational behavior by counting the frequency of occurrences of the behavior for a given path; creating a conversation model comprising conversation behaviors, metadata, and dominant paths; and using the conversation model to assign a probability score for a matched input to the computer interlocutor or a generated output from the computer interlocutor.

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


Portrait image evaluation based on aesthetics
Patent No. 10929655 

Inventor(s): Fan Zhang (Sammamish, WA), Hongyu Sun (Sammamish, WA), Wei Su (Redmond, WA), Xiaoxing Zhu (Bellevue, WA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16034693 on 07/13/2018 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by an computing device, the method comprising determining, by a computing device, a plurality of attributes respectively describing a region of interest corresponding to a body part of a person portrayed in the image, determining, by the computing device, a respective score for each of the plurality of attributes based on training data that comprises a plurality of pre-defined scores for each of the plurality of attributes, and computing, by the computing device, an aggregated score based on the respective scores of the plurality of attributes, the aggregated score representing an aesthetic value of the image.

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


Computer architecture for mapping a first string correlithm object to a second string correlithm object in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10929709 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133386 on 09/17/2018 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to link a first string correlithm object to a second correlithm object in a correlithm object processing system, includes a node configured to receive a particular sub-string correlithm object in the first string correlithm object. The node determines a first proximity in n-dimensional space from the particular sub-string correlithm object to a first sub-string correlithm object in the second string correlithm object. The node determines a second proximity in n-dimensional space from the particular sub-string correlithm object to a second sub-string correlithm object in the second string correlithm object. The node maps the particular sub-string correlithm object to a selected one of the first or second sub-string correlithm object of the second correlithm object based upon the closest of the first proximity and the second proximity.

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


Dynamic message categorization for optimized message targeting
Patent No. 10929773 

Inventor(s): Sumit Patel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15431326 on 02/13/2017 (1471 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated dynamic message categorization system is provided and includes first, second and third processing units. The first processing unit is configured to generate a user interface (UI) and to present the UI to a user. The second processing unit is configured to pull information from a first textual element which has been entered into the UI, to identify second textual elements that are relevant to the first textual element based on the pulled information and to extract textual element identifiers from the second textual elements. The third processing unit is configured to generate, for each extracted textual element identifier, a confidence score describing a degree of correlation between each extracted textual element identifier and the first textual element. The first processing unit is further configured to present to the user each extracted textual element identifier with a corresponding confidence score as a selectable option via the UI.

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


Graphical user interfaces for facilitating end-to-end transactions on computing devices
Patent No. 10929822 

Inventor(s): Hashaam Markas (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15368223 on 12/02/2016 (1544 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating group payment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a group payment system is configured to execute instructions to perform operations that include receiving, from a first computing device, a request to create a group payment event and, in response, providing to the first computing device a first interface associated with the group payment event. The operations further include receiving, from a second computing device, a request to join the group payment event and, in response, providing a second interface to the second computing device. The operations further include receiving, from the first and/or second computing devices, messages associated with the group payment event and modifying the first and second interfaces to display the messages. The operations further include receiving, from the first and/or second computing devices, financial contributions for the group payment event and modifying the first and second interfaces to display the financial contributions.

[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]


Telecommunication network configuration from feature-based extrapolation
Patent No. 10929862 

Inventor(s): Kyubyul Hwang (Plano, TX), Prashanth Boddhireddy (Plano, TX), Siva Kolachina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16179799 on 11/02/2018 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing system may obtain a feature set for segmenting households comprising subscribers of a telecommunication network into segments, the households including reporting households for which an information value regarding a feature of interest is available, and non-reporting households for which an information value regarding the feature of interest is not available. The processing system may then assign the households to segments, each segment associated with a set of information values for features of the feature set, and where for each segment, households assigned to the segment have information values that are the same for each of the features of the feature set. The processing system may also link each non-reporting household in a segment to a reporting household in the segment. The processing system may then reconfigure the telecommunication network in accordance with information values for the at least one feature of interest for the plurality of households.

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


Systems, methods and computer program products for populating field identifiers from in-store product pictures or deep-linking to unified display of virtual and physical products when in store
Patent No. 10929896 

Inventor(s): Mallikarjun Hiremani (Fremont, CA), Narendra Nath (Hillsborough, CA)
Assignee(s): METARAIL, INC. (Bedford, TX)
Law Firm: Buchalter (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15687831 on 08/28/2017 (1275 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein can leverage dynamic data, fields and implied information from content sources (e.g., web sites, mobile apps, in-store product pictures, etc.) to create a universal variable map and automatically generate deep-linked ads utilizing the universal variable map, linking any arbitrary content sources to any other arbitrary web site, mobile app, network, Internet TV channel, and various forms of online and offline target media. The automatically generated deep-linked ads can be inserted into any ad server and served out from there in real-time. A deep-linked ad thus presented to a user can take the user from a starting page on one site or application where the ad is displayed directly to a resulting page such as a checkout page on another site or mobile application, with pertinent information already pre-populated, and action already initiated for the user.

[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]


Automation platform for the internet of things
Patent No. 10929907 

Inventor(s): Adam Christopher Mao (Dallas, TX), Eric Olazaba (Lewisville, TX), John Daniel Myers, Jr. (Plano, TX), Keaton Quinn Foster (Fort Worth, TX), Lance White (Southlake, TX), Luis Manuel Eduardo Lobo Borobia (Buenos Aires, , AR),
Assignee(s): PetroCloud LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025635 on 07/02/2018 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: Providing an automation platform for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) includes receiving a request to access a marketplace to build a desired mashup of IoT-enabled Nodes for the automation platform, where the marketplace allows a search for and purchase of the IoT-enabled nodes, where a node is network-enabled device, sensor, or service, and where the automation platform allows performing automated tasks using the IoT-enabled nodes based on events for triggering evaluation, statuses for use in conditional statements, and actions for when a set of conditions are satisfied. A search term is received for the desired mashup and a presentation of a list of automation platform blueprints, nodes, services, and end points that match the search term is initiated. An end point is selected from the initiated presentation and a node builder tool is accessed that permits systematic configuration of a node for the selected end point for compatibility with the automation platform.

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


Method and apparatus for parsing and differently processing electronic messages
Patent No. 10929932 

Inventor(s): John Golden (Roswell, GA), Patrick Harris (Brookhaven, GA)
Assignee(s): MCKESSON CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925948 on 03/20/2018 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computing device and computer program product parse an electronic message and construct multiple differently prioritized messages. An electronic message is parsed to separately identify first and second differently formatted portions and the electronic message is analyzed to identify an action to be taken. In response to identification of a first action, a first message is constructed based upon the first portion to be transmitted to a first request processor and a first response is then received from the first request processor. A second message is constructed based upon the second portion. The method analyzes the first response and, when the first response is of a first type, causes the second message to be transmitted to a second request processor and based upon the second message, receives a second response from the second request processor. The method then constructs a response to the electronic message.

[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]


Roof inspection systems and methods
Patent No. 10929934 

Inventor(s): Cory A. Matheson (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668912 on 10/30/2019 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are computer implemented systems and methods for in situ inspection of a roof of a policy holder”s dwelling. The inspection system establishes a baseline condition at a first point in time for the roof by scanning using one or more sensors to collect baseline condition data. The roof is scanned at a point in time subsequent to the first point in time to establish a present condition using the one or more sensors to collect present condition data. The baseline condition data and the present condition data are transmitted to a computing device which compares the baseline condition data with the present condition data to determine anomalies indicative of roof damage or deterioration and/or to determine repair needs for the roof.

[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]


Controlled-environment facility message response system
Patent No. 10929940 

Inventor(s): John Mannewitz (Wylie, TX), Kenneth D. Johnston, Jr. (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15910438 on 03/02/2018 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resident of a controlled-environment facility is provided with a messaging service that includes a capability that provides a message recipient with reply message capabilities. A visitation request system receives requests for communication sessions between residents and non-residents. The visitation system initiates a request for a communication session on behalf of the requesting party and determines that the responding party has not accepted the communication session request. Since the request has not been accepted, a messaging service provides the requesting with an interface for recording a message for delivery to the responding party. If the requesting party records a message, the responding party is notified of the recorded message. Once the responding party plays the recorded message, the responding party is provided an option to record a reply message for delivery to the requesting party. The requesting party is notified of the reply message from the responding party.

[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]


Controlled incarceration risk mitigation mechanisms for at risk constituents employing controlled-environment facility communications systems
Patent No. 10929941 

Inventor(s): Adam Christopher Edwards (Fort Worth, TX), Shuaib Suleman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16360870 on 03/21/2019 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present systems and methods for incarceration risk mitigation for an at risk constituent may match, such as by a controlled-environment facility Administration and Management System (AMS), a non-resident constituent with a correctional facility inmate, based, at least in part on an offense committed by the non-resident constituent and a criminal offense committed by the correctional facility inmate. A controlled-environment facility visitation system, or the like, may then schedule a controlled-environment facility communication between the non-resident constituent and the correctional facility inmate. A controlled-environment facility communication processing system, or the like, may provide a communication link between the non-resident constituent and the correctional facility inmate, as scheduled. The AMS, or the like, may report participation for the non-resident constituent and/or the correctional facility inmate in the controlled-environment facility communication.

[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]


3D view model generation of an object utilizing geometrically diverse image clusters
Patent No. 10930062 

Inventor(s): Jacob Wesely Gallaway (Melissa, TX), Jeremy Jens Gerhart (Richardson, TX), Jody Dale Verret (Rockwall, TX), Stephen J. Raif (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16516155 on 07/18/2019 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer vision method, executed by one or more processors, for generating a single 3D model view of a geographic scene includes: receiving image data for the scene from a plurality of sensors located at different angles with respect to the geographic scene; dividing the image data into a plurality of image spatial regions; correlating the image data in each image spatial region to obtain a score for each image data in each image spatial region; grouping the image data in each image spatial region into two or more image clusters, based on the scores for each image; performing a multi-ray intersection within each image cluster to obtain a 3D reference point for each region; for each region, combining the one or more clusters, based on the 3D reference point for the region; and registering the combined clusters for each region to obtain a single 3D model view of the scene.

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


Matching content to a spatial 3D environment
Patent No. 10930076 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Edward Ruediger (McKinney, TX), John A. Gotcher (Prosper, TX), Matthew Schon Bogue (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Vista IP Law Group LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968673 on 05/01/2018 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for matching content elements to surfaces in a spatially organized 3D environment. The method includes receiving content, identifying one or more elements in the content, determining one or more surfaces, matching the one or more elements to the one or more surfaces, and displaying the one or more elements as virtual content onto the one or more surfaces.

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


Display sign and method of disposing same
Patent No. 10930181 

Inventor(s): Howard Peck (Carrollton, TX), Victoria Bray (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): R. R. Donnelley Sons Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: McCracken Gillen LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16196293 on 11/20/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A display sign and a method of disposing the display sign are disclosed in which the display sign includes a first panel made of a first flexible substrate having a first side portion, a second panel made of a second flexible substrate having second side portion, and a strap having an elastic portion. A first end of the strap is secured to the first panel, a second end of the strap is secured to the second panel, and the strap couples the first side portion and the second side portion.

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


Sequence models for audio scene recognition
Patent No. 10930301 

Inventor(s): Bo Dong (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16997314 on 08/19/2020 (188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided. Intermediate audio features are generated from an input acoustic sequence. Using a nearest neighbor search, segments of the input acoustic sequence are classified based on the intermediate audio features to generate a final intermediate feature as a classification for the input acoustic sequence. Each segment corresponds to a respective different acoustic window. The generating step includes learning the intermediate audio features from Multi-Frequency Cepstral Component (MFCC) features extracted from the input acoustic sequence. The generating step includes dividing the same scene into the different acoustic windows having varying MFCC features. The generating step includes feeding the MFCC features of each of the different acoustic windows into respective LSTM units such that a hidden state of each respective LSTM unit is passed through an attention layer to identify feature correlations between hidden states at different time steps corresponding to different ones of the different acoustic windows.

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


Processing device with nonvolatile logic array backup
Patent No. 10930328 

Inventor(s): Steven Craig Bartling (Plano, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16674525 on 11/05/2019 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing device is operated using a plurality of volatile storage elements. N groups of M volatile storage elements of the plurality of volatile storage elements per group are connected to an N by M size non-volatile logic element array of a plurality of non-volatile logic element arrays using a multiplexer. The multiplexer connects one of the N groups to the N by M size non-volatile logic element array to store data from the M volatile storage elements into a row of the N by M size non-volatile logic element array at one time or to write data to the M volatile storage elements from a row of the N by M size non-volatile logic element array at one time. A corresponding non-volatile logic controller controls the multiplexer operation with respect to the connections between volatile storage elements and non-volatile storage elements.

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


Apparatuses and methods for selective row refreshes
Patent No. 10930335 

Inventor(s): Debra M. Bell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231327 on 12/21/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for selective row refreshes are disclosed herein. An example apparatus may include a refresh control circuit. The refresh control circuit may be configured to receive a target address associated with a target plurality of memory cells from an address bus. The refresh control circuit may further be configured to provide a proximate address to the address bus responsive, at least in part, to determining that a number of refresh operations have occurred. In some examples, a plurality of memory cells associated with the proximate address may be a plurality of memory cells adjacent the target plurality of memory cells.

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


Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a content addressable memory cell with latch and comparator circuits
Patent No. 10930349 

Inventor(s): Dan Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411573 on 05/14/2019 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to apparatuses and methods for content addressable memory (CAM) cells. Each CAM cell may include a comparator portion which stores a bit of information. Each CAM cell may also include a comparator portion, which compares an external bit to the stored bit. A group of CAM cells may be organized into a CAM register, with each CAM cell coupled in common to a signal line. Any of the CAM cells may change a voltage on the signal line if the external bit does not match the stored bit.

[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)


Row dependent sensing in nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 10930355 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (San Jose, CA), Huai-yuan Tseng (San Jose, CA), Xiang Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDiskTechnologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432142 on 06/05/2019 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A methodology and structure for accounting for fabrication difference in memory holes is described. Increasing the distance of the memory holes from the sources of etchant or other fabrication material results in different characteristics of the memory from the outer memory holes to the inner memory holes. These difference can be accounted for by grouping the memory holes and altering the parameters of the program or verify operations based on the groupings. The bitline voltage for the inner grouping can be less than the bitline voltage for the outer groupings. The sense timing can be greater for the outer groupings relative to the inner groupings. This can result in voltage threshold for the inner groupings and outer groupings overlying each other to improve memory performance.

[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)


Flexible and efficient device trim support using eFuse
Patent No. 10930362 

Inventor(s): Ajai Paulose (Idukki, , IN), Aravind Ganesan (Bengaluru, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bengaluru, , IN), Mathews John (Bengaluru, , IN), Nagarajan Viswanathan (Bengaluru, , IN), Neeraj Shr
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16916911 on 06/30/2020 (238 days app to issue)

Abstract: A one-time write, read-only memory for storing trimming parameters includes an address pointer table, a fixed packet portion, and a flexible packet portion. The fixed packet portion includes one or more fixed packets, each fixed packet including trimming parameters for a component identified for trimming during a design phase. The flexible packet portion includes one or more flexible packets of different types. Each flexible packet includes trimming parameters for a component identified for trimming after the design phase. One packet type includes a length section and a number of fields equal to a value stored in the length section. Each field includes an address, a trimming parameter, and a mask. Another packet type includes trimming parameters associated with operands in operating instructions for a microcontroller, where the operands include an address and a mask.

[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)


Communication loop and record loop system for parallel/serial dual microfluidic chip
Patent No. 10930380 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186515 on 11/10/2018 (836 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a treatment plan in response to medical test results is provided. The method comprises receiving at a server one or more test results as a result of operation of a medical testing device, wherein the one or more test results includes a determination of the efficacy and dosage level of a medication, generating at the server an updated digital patient record reflecting the one or more test results, and transmitting by the server to a medical entity a treatment plan based on the efficacy and dosage level determined for the medication, wherein the treatment plan is a dosage regimen for the medication. NULL


Microfluidic testing system for mobile veterinary applications
Patent No. 10930381 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191262 on 11/14/2018 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a treatment plan in response to medical test results is provided. The method comprises requesting point-of-care (POC) services from a mobile POC unit, receiving at a server confirmation of delivery of POC services to a patient, receiving at the server one or more test results as a result of operation of a medical testing device used in the POC services, wherein the one or more test results includes a determination of the efficacy and dosage level of a medication, generating at the server an updated digital patient record reflecting the one or more test results, and transmitting by the server to a medical entity a treatment plan based on the efficacy and dosage level determined for the medication, wherein the treatment plan is a dosage regimen for the medication. NULL


System for surgical decisions using deep learning
Patent No. 10930395 

Inventor(s): Asheleigh Adeline Mowery (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Dan B Law PLLC (25 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199030 on 11/23/2018 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system of training a computer learning model to improve medical care. The method and system may include training a computer learning model to obtain a predictive model that can identify success rates, potential complications, anesthesia time, and predicted life expectancy. The method and system can include inputting physiological data to generate and/or remove one or more predictive models. NULL


 

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Semiconductor device having terminals directly attachable to circuit board
Patent No. 10930582 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Almeria Noquil (Bethlehem, PA), Osvaldo Jorge Lopez (Annandale, NJ)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15361700 on 11/28/2016 (1548 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a semiconductor device. A semiconductor device is fabricated by attachment of a first chip to a first surface of a pad of a leadframe. Each of one or more terminals of the first chip is connected to a respective lead of the leadframe. The first chip and the first surface of the pad are then encapsulated in a packaging material, while leaving an opposite second surface of the pad exposed. A second chip is attached to a recessed portion of the second surface of the pad so that at least one terminal of the second chip is substantially coplanar with an un-recessed portion of the second surface. In one embodiment, a third chip is also attached to the recessed portion of the second surface so that at least one terminal of the third chip is substantially coplanar with the un-recessed portion of the second surface.

[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]


Series connected ESD protection circuit
Patent No. 10930641 

Inventor(s): Akram A. Salman (Plano, TX), Henry L. Edwards (Garland, TX), Md Iqbal Mahmud (Waterford, NY)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210753 on 12/05/2018 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit (FIG. [b]2[/b]A) for an integrated circuit is disclosed. The circuit is formed on a substrate (P-EPI) having a first conductivity type. A buried layer (NBL [b]240[/b]) having a second conductivity type is formed below a face of the substrate. A first terminal ([b]206[/b]) and a second terminal ([b]204[/b]) are formed at a face of the substrate. A first ESD protection device ([b]232[/b]) has a first current path between the first terminal and the buried layer. A second ESD protection device ([b]216[/b]) has a second current path in series with the first current path and between the second terminal and the buried 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]


Three-dimensional flat NAND memory device having curved memory elements and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10930674 

Inventor(s): Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878865 on 05/20/2020 (279 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of electrically conductive strips and spacer strips located over a substrate and laterally spaced apart among one another by memory stack assemblies. The spacer strips may include air gap strips or insulating strips. Each of the memory stack assemblies includes two two-dimensional arrays of lateral protrusion regions. Each of the lateral protrusion regions comprises a respective curved charge storage element. The charge storage elements may be discrete elements located within a respective lateral protrusion region, or may be a portion of a charge storage material layer that extends vertically over multiple electrically conductive strips. Each of the memory stack assemblies may include two rows of vertical semiconductor channels that laterally overlie a respective vertical stack of charge storage elements.

[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]


Stacked transparent pixel structures for image sensors
Patent No. 10930709 

Inventor(s): Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724027 on 10/03/2017 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a pixel for an image sensor includes a first subpixel and a second subpixel stacked on top of the first subpixel. Each of the first and second subpixels include a polygon shape. Each of the first and second subpixels include a photodetector layer, a transparent cathode layer, and a transparent anode 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]


Low current leakage finFET and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10930768 

Inventor(s): Mark Stephen Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282048 on 02/21/2019 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of manufacturing a field effect transistor includes forming a fin on a substrate, forming source and drain electrodes on opposite sides of the fin, forming a gate stack on a channel portion of the fin between the source and drain electrodes, forming gate spacers on extension portions of the fin on opposite sides of the gate stack, removing at least a portion of the gate spacers to expose the extension portions of the fin, and thinning the extension portions of the fin. Following the thinning of the extension portions of the fin, the channel portion of the fin has a first width and the extension portions of the fin have a second width less than the first width.

[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]


Metal-phosphorous sulfide additives for solid state batteries
Patent No. 10930972 

Inventor(s): Timothy S. Arthur (Ann Arbor, MI), Tomoya Matsunaga (Shizuoka, , JP)
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: 16258210 on 01/25/2019 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite material of formula (I) is provided:

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


Integrated cell site sector
Patent No. 10930996 

Inventor(s): James P. McCabe (Sachse, TX), Julian R. Colapietro (McKinney, TX), Michael Paulus (Dallas, TX), Walter Mark Hendrix (Richardson, TX), William Howard Burnett, Jr. (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16284460 on 02/25/2019 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cell site sector includes: a mounting frame; an RF antenna mounted to one side of the mounting frame; and at least one (RRU mounted to a second, opposed side of the mounting frame and operationally connected with the antenna. The RRU and the RF antenna have horizontal width and depth dimensions, the width dimension being greater than the depth dimension, wherein the width dimension of the RRU is generally parallel with the width dimension of the RF antenna.

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


High gain and large bandwidth antenna incorporating a built-in differential feeding scheme
Patent No. 10931014 

Inventor(s): Gary Xu (Allen, TX), Hamid Reza Memar Zadeh Tehran (Richardson, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Won Suk Choi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16410981 on 05/13/2019 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna and a base station including the antenna. The antenna includes a sub-array that includes first and second unit cells and a feed network. The first and second unit cells comprise first and second patches, respectively, having quadrilateral shapes. The feed network comprises a first transmission line terminating below first corners of the first and second patches, respectively; a second transmission line terminating below third corners of the first and second patches, respectively; a third transmission line terminating below a second corner of the first patch and a fourth corner of the second patch; and a fourth transmission line terminating below a fourth corner of the first patch and a second corner of the second patch. The first corners are opposite the third corners on the respective first and second patches and the second corners are opposite the fourth corners on the respective first and second patches.

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


Antenna lens array for tracking multiple devices
Patent No. 10931021 

Inventor(s): Serguei Matitsine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Matsing, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740376 on 01/10/2020 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency antenna array uses multiple lenses, and mechanically movable elements, to provide ground-based and sky-based coverage for multiple object communication and tracking. The antenna array includes at least two spherical lenses, where each spherical lens has at least two associated RF elements. A third lens is added, along with at least two additional RF elements to narrow and track the overlapped beams from the first and second lenses. Each lens also includes a sub-controller configured to adjust a phase of the signals produced by the RF elements. The antenna includes a control mechanism configured to enable a user to move the RF elements along their respective tracks, and automatically configure the phase shifter to modify a phase of the output signals from the elements based on the relative positions between the RF elements. The overlapped beams track independent targets, such as satellites, across an area.

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


Circuits, devices, methods and systems to secure power-up for battery operating devices even with low current chargers and to execute other performances
Patent No. 10931120 

Inventor(s): Jean-Yves Carr (Antibes, , FR), Pasi Juha Matias Palojrvi (Oulu, , FI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15798194 on 10/30/2017 (1212 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic power control circuit includes a power conditioner circuit ([b]120, 130[/b]) having a charging input line ([b]116[/b]), a battery-related line ([b]133[/b]) of the power conditioner circuit ([b]120, 130[/b]), and a power voltage output line ([b]137[/b]); and an anti-crash loop mechanism ([b]170[/b]) coupled to the battery-related line ([b]133[/b]) and to the power voltage output line ([b]137[/b]) of the power conditioner circuit ([b]120, 130[/b]), the anti-crash loop mechanism ([b]170[/b]) having a control output line ([b]172[/b], PWGOOD) to be selectively active and inactive in response to voltage levels over time on the battery-related line ([b]133[/b]) and on the power voltage output line ([b]137[/b]) of the power conditioner circuit ([b]120, 130[/b]).

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


Energy harvesting sensor
Patent No. 10931135 

Inventor(s): Leonardo Estevez (Rockwall, TX), Orlando Lazaro (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15070472 on 03/15/2016 (1806 days app to issue)

Abstract: An energy harvesting sensor node includes an energy harvesting sensor, an energy storage device, and a transceiver. The energy harvesting sensor is configured to extract energy from an external source at a rate proportional to a value of a first parameter of the external source. The energy storage device is configured to store the extracted energy from the energy harvesting sensor at the rate proportional to the value of the first parameter. The transceiver is configured to transmit a plurality of data transmission frames at a frequency proportional to the value of the first parameter.

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


Waveform design for RF power transfer
Patent No. 10931148 

Inventor(s): Zhong Zheng (Richardson, TX), Zygmunt Haas (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959917 on 04/23/2018 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A passive tag transponder circuit comprising a receive antenna, reflect antenna, and rectifier network. The receive antenna can be configured to receive an ambient RF signal having a frequency of fc, or, a backscattered RF signal having a frequency of 2fc. The reflect antenna can be configured to receive a rectified output signal from the rectifier network, the rectified output signal having a frequency of 2f[subscript]c[/subscript]. The reflect antenna can be configured to send a backscattered signal at the frequency of 2f[subscript]c[/subscript]. The rectifier network can be connected to receive an input corresponding to the ambient RF from the receive antenna and send the rectified output to the reflect antenna.

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


Systems and methods for mitigating harmonics in electrical systems by using active and passive filtering techniques
Patent No. 10931190 

Inventor(s): Subrata K. Mondal (South Windsor, CT)
Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15333177 on 10/24/2016 (1583 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure involve passive, hybrid, and active filtering configurations to mitigate current harmonics for various electrical loads. One hybrid filtering configuration is medium voltage (MV) active filtering using a DC-DC converter and a multi-level inverter, and low voltage (LV) passive filtering. Another hybrid filtering configuration is MV passive filtering and LV active filtering using a two-level inverter. An active filtering configuration includes both MV and LV active filtering. The present disclosure also features power distribution unit (PDU) transformers electrically coupled to respective power supplies on the LV side of an electrical system. Each PDU transformer includes primary coils in a delta configuration and secondary coils in a wye configuration. The secondary coils are in series with respective leakage inductance coils. The secondary coils and the leakage inductance coils are integrated together into a single unit or module.

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


Discrete capacitor structure
Patent No. 10931192 

Inventor(s): Alan Dean Martin (San Jose, CA), Marc Davis-Marsh (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701438 on 09/11/2017 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: A discrete field coupled capacitor with a cross-connected capacitor-pair, such as for use as a discrete bypass capacitor. The FCC includes a first port with first and second terminals, and a second port with third and fourth terminals. A first capacitor structure is connected between the first and second terminals, and a second capacitor structure connected between the third and fourth terminals. A cross-connect structure includes a first cross-connection to connect the first terminal to the third terminal, and a second cross-connection to connect the second terminal to the fourth terminal, to cross-connect the first and second capacitor structures. The capacitor structures have respective parasitic ESL, and can be disposed in proximity to effect a pre-defined ESL field coupling with reverse phasing to reduce parasitic ESL. The FCC can be constructed as a PCB or monolithic device. In a PCB four-layer construction, the cross-connections can be formed on respective mid-layers.

[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]


Load transient and jitter of DC-DC converter
Patent No. 10931196 

Inventor(s): Song Guo (Macomb, IL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15226292 on 08/02/2016 (1666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes an inductor that receives a switched input voltage to provide an output for driving a load. A driver circuit drives the switched input voltage to the inductor in response to input pulses. A ramp circuit coupled to the inductor generates a ramp signal emulating current of the inductor. A control circuit generates the input pulses to control the driver circuit based on the ramp signal and the output for driving the load. A transient monitoring circuit monitors the output with respect to a predetermined threshold and adjusts the ramp circuit based on the output relative to the predetermined threshold to control the emulated current of the inductor to facilitate jitter and load transient performance.

[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]


Buck-boost power converter controller
Patent No. 10931198 

Inventor(s): Anmol Sharma (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16158944 on 10/12/2018 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for a circuit. In an example, the circuit comprises a buck-boost region detector. The buck-boost region detector comprises a timing criterions circuit that comprises a timer, a mode determination circuit coupled to the timing criterions circuit and comprising a processing element, and a switching circuit coupled to the mode determination circuit and comprising a digital logic structure.

[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]


Motor stepper driver having a sine digital-to-analog converter
Patent No. 10931216 

Inventor(s): Krishnamurthy Shankar (Bengaluru, , IN), Venkata Naresh Kotikelapudi (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16747673 on 01/21/2020 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stepper driver for a motor includes an H-bridge, a sense transistor coupled to the H-bridge, a voltage-to-current (Vtol) converter, and a sine digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The Vtol converter has a Vtol converter input and a Vtol converter output. The Vtol converter output is coupled to the sense transistor. The sine DAC has a sine DAC digital input, a reference input, and a sine DAC output. The sine DAC output is coupled to the Vtol converter input. The sine DAC includes an R-2R network, an offset control circuit coupled to the R-2R network, and a gain control circuit also coupled to the R-2R network.

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


Model-free sample-based approaches for power amplifier linearization in real-time
Patent No. 10931241 

Inventor(s): Brandon H. Daugherty (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16269295 on 02/06/2019 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one processing device configured to obtain samples of an input signal to be amplified and, in real-time, pre-distort at least some of the samples using pre-distortion values from at least one lookup table. The pre-distorted samples are to be converted into an analog signal that is amplified by at least one power amplifier. The pre-distortion values at least partially compensate for a non-linear operation of the at least one power amplifier. The at least one processing device is also configured to compare an output signal generated by the at least one power amplifier to an expected signal to identify errors between the output and expected signals. The at least one processing device is further configured to update one or more pre-distortion values in the at least one lookup table based on the identified errors.

[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)


Chopper amplifier
Patent No. 10931247 

Inventor(s): Bharath Karthik Vasan (Tucson, AZ), Piyush Kaslikar (Tucson, AZ), Srinivas K. Pulijala (Tucson, AZ), Vadim Valerievich Ivanov (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16357572 on 03/19/2019 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chopper amplifier circuit includes a first amplifier path, a second amplifier path, and a third amplifier path. The first amplifier path includes chopper circuitry configured to modulate an input signal and an offset voltage at a chopping frequency, and ripple reduction circuitry configured to attenuate the chopping frequency in a signal in the first amplifier path. The second amplifier path includes a feedforward gain stage, and is configured to apply higher gain to intermediate signal frequencies than is applied in the first amplifier path. The third amplifier path includes a feedforward gain stage, and is configured to apply higher gain to high signal frequencies than is applied in the first amplifier path and the second amplifier path. The intermediate signal frequencies are lower than the high signal frequencies.

[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)


Power transistor gate-charge harvester for internal supply generation
Patent No. 10931277 

Inventor(s): Christian Harder (Freising, , DE), Josy Bernard (Freising, , DE), Stefan Dietrich (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291675 on 03/04/2019 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate-charge harvester includes a harvest capacitor that has a first plate and a second plate. The second plate is coupled to a lower rail and the first plate is coupled to send a voltage towards a regulator. The gate-charge harvester also includes a low-side harvest transistor having a first terminal coupled to a gate of a low-side power transistor and a second terminal coupled to the first plate.

[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]


Bipolar junction transistor buffer
Patent No. 10931280 

Inventor(s): Ravpreet Singh (Bengaluru, , IN), Sureshkumar Ramalingam (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16699867 on 12/02/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A buffer circuit includes a first PNP BJT having a first base, a first collector and a first emitter. A first diode has a first cathode and a first anode. The first cathode couples to the first PNP BJT. A second diode has a second cathode and a second anode. The second anode couple to first base, and the second cathode couples to the first emitter. A voltage level shifter circuit coupled to the first anode. The voltage level shifter has a voltage level shifter output. A pre-driver circuit has a pre-driver input coupled to the voltage level shifter output. A second transistor has a second base, a second collector and a second emitter. The second base couples to the output of the pre-driver output. The second collector couples to a negative supply voltage node. The second emitter couples to an output node of the buffer circuit.

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


Upstream (US) funneling noise suppression
Patent No. 10931328 

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: 16362930 on 03/25/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Upstream (US) funneling noise suppression may be provided. First, a signal comprising a plurality of mini-slots in a two dimensional time frequency space may be received by a funneling noise suppressor. Next, the power level in each of the plurality of mini-slots may be determined. The received signal may then be outputted. Outputting the received signal may comprises outputting the received signal with mini-slots muted in the received signal that have a power level less than a predetermined threshold.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for explicit CSI reporting in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10931340 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684385 on 11/14/2019 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for a channel state information (CSI) feedback comprises receiving CSI feedback configuration information for the CSI feedback including a spatial channel information indicator based on a linear combination (LC) codebook, wherein the spatial channel information comprises at least one of a downlink channel matrix, a covariance matrix of the downlink channel matrix, or at least one eigenvector of the covariance matrix of the downlink channel matrix; deriving the spatial channel information indicator using the LC codebook that indicates a weighted linear combination of a plurality of basis vectors or a plurality of basis matrices as a representation of at least one of a downlink channel matrix, a covariance matrix of the downlink channel matrix, or at least one eigenvector of the covariance matrix of the downlink channel matrix; and transmitting over an uplink channel, the CSI feedback including the spatial channel information indicator.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Distributed sensing over optical fiber carrying live, high-speed data
Patent No. 10931366 

Inventor(s): Glenn Wellbrock (Wylie, TX), Tiejun Xia (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16830160 on 03/25/2020 (335 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe optical fiber sensing systems, methods and structures disclosing a distributed fiber sensor network constructed on an existing, live network, data carrying, optical fiber telecommunications infrastructure to detect temperatures, acoustic effects, and vehicle trafficamong others. Of particular significance, sensing systems, methods, and structures according to aspects of the present disclosure may advantageously identify specific network locations relative to manholes/handholes and environmental conditions within those manholes/handholes namely, normal, flooded, frozen/iced, etc.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Communication devices, systems, software and methods employing symbol waveform hopping
Patent No. 10931403 

Inventor(s): Jerrold Prothero (Delray Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): Astrapi Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Law Office of Michael Antone (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16819125 on 03/15/2020 (345 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods of the present invention facilitate secure communication by altering the set of symbol waveforms that may be in use in particular symbol times defined herein as Symbol Waveform Hopping. SWH may be enabled by selecting two or more modulation formats that have sufficiently comparable communication performance (e.g., occupied bandwidth and signal power efficiency), but characterized by symbol waveform alphabet that include different symbol waveform, so that the overall transmission/communication performance of the system is not significantly affected by switching between modulation formats. Some or all of the symbol waveforms in each alphabet may not be present in other alphabets.

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


CDM8 based CSI-RS designs for MIMO
Patent No. 10931418 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15764062 on 09/30/2017 (1242 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network node, wireless device, base station, user equipment and corresponding methods are provided. The network node includes processing circuitry configured to: select a first set and second set of reference signal resources in a subframe and aggregate the first set and second set of reference signal resources in the subframe to form a code division multiplexing, CDM, aggregation configuration. The first set and second set of reference signal resources in the subframe satisfy a temporal criterion such that any two resource elements in the first set and second set of reference signal resources have up to a maximum time separation of six OFDM symbols. The first set and second set of reference signal resources in the subframe satisfy a frequency criterion such that any two resource elements in the first set and second set of reference signal resources have up to a maximum frequency separation of six subcarriers.

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


System and method for sidelink feedback
Patent No. 10931426 

Inventor(s): Philippe Sartori (Algonquin, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059998 on 08/09/2018 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method includes, by a first mobile device, obtaining a data packet and determining, from a first set of resources, control resources for transmitting scheduling information associated with the data packet. The control resources include a physical sidelink control channel (PSCCH). The method includes determining, by the first mobile device from a second set of resources, acknowledgement (ACK)/negative acknowledgement (NACK) resources associated with the data packet and related to the control resources. The scheduling information includes transmission information for transmitting the data packet and an indication of the ACK/NACK resources. The method includes transmitting, by the first mobile device to a second mobile device, the scheduling information on the control resources and the data packet on a set of resources indicated by the transmission information and listening, by the first mobile device, for an ACK/NACK transmitted by the second mobile device on the ACK/NACK resources.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Signaling of measurement signals based on a tree structure
Patent No. 10931429 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Murphy, Bilak Homilier, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16347263 on 11/02/2017 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more nodes transmit CSI-RS symbols in a set of N CSI-RS elements, each CSI-RS element in the set corresponding to at least one resource element in a time-frequency grid of resource elements. The nodes select, from the N CSI-RS elements, a first set of CSI-RS elements to be measured by a first wireless device, the first set comprising one or several of the N CSI-RS elements. The nodes also transmit, to the first wireless device, a message comprising a first K-bit indicator identifying the first set of CSI-RS elements, wherein KN. The nodes then receive a measurement report. The first K-bit indicator is one of a predetermined set of K-bit indicators, where each member of the predetermined set of K-bit indicators uniquely corresponds to a CSI-RS element or group of CSI-RS elements from among the N CSI-RS, according to a predetermined mapping.

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


Building automation system
Patent No. 10931473 

Inventor(s): Steve Gerber (Justin, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16340303 on 10/19/2017 (1223 days app to issue)

Abstract: A building automation system that is comprised of a plurality of network connected electrical modules contained in standard receptacle gang boxes for outlets and switches is described. The system includes an AC to DC power supply, a bidirectional solid stale dimmer switch, a microprocessor, and, interconnected sensors that are powered and controlled by microprocessors within the electrical modules. The electrical modules include a user interface for programming and control. The system provides enhanced safety and security, power metering, power control, and home diagnostics. The apparatus replaces existing outlet receptacles and switches with a familiar flush but elegantly updated and seamlessly integrated faceplate.

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


Front-end transceivers with multiple reception channels
Patent No. 10931488 

Inventor(s): Fikret Dulger (Plano, TX), Nikolaus Klemmer (Dallas, TX), Satish V. Uppathil (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14811618 on 07/28/2015 (2037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A front-end receiver includes a first mixer of a first channel, a second mixer of a second channel, and a switching circuit that is configured to select the first mixer or the second mixer during a particular time period. Upon being selected, one of the first mixer or the second mixer is configured to deliver a down-converted signal that down-converts a respective RF signal of either the first or second reception channel. As the tasks of down-conversion and multiplexing are combined at the mixer level, the first and second reception channels may share a baseband circuit while being able to provide a well-balanced metrics of channel isolation, low noise figure, and linearity.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for communications beam recovery
Patent No. 10931514 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890925 on 02/07/2018 (1112 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating an access node includes generating a configuration message including information specifying a set of reference signals of a first reference signal type and a set of reference signals of a second reference signal type used to identify a new beam, and information specifying random access channel resources allocated for transmitting preamble sequences, wherein each random access channel resource is associated with a reference signal of the first reference signal type, sending, to one or more user equipments (UEs), the configuration message, receiving, from a UE, a preamble sequence on one of the random access channel resources, and determining an identity of the UE in accordance with the preamble sequence and the one of the random access channel resources.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network embedded real time service level objective validation
Patent No. 10931542 

Inventor(s): Alexander Clemm (Los Gatos, CA), Uma S. Chunduri (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101273 on 08/10/2018 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanism is disclosed for performing network embedded real time service level objective (SLO) validation. A first data packet is received as part of a data flow. The first data packet includes a SLO indicating a network service threshold, the SLO including a key performance indicator (KPI) indicating a network service metric to be compared to the network service threshold. A service provided by the network device is measured according to the network service metric indicated by the KPI to obtain a measured service result. The measured service result is compared to the network service threshold indicated by the SLO to determine when the service provided by the network device has violated the SLO. Based on the determination that the service has violated the SLO, a defined action is performed.

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


Cloud quality of service management
Patent No. 10931595 

Inventor(s): Da Qi Ren (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994670 on 05/31/2018 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of allocating cloud resources is provided that comprises: receiving, by a cloud host, data that identifies, for an application, a relationship between consumption of a first resource type and consumption of a second resource type; determining, by the cloud host, a consumption level of the first resource type of the application; and allocating, by the cloud host, one or more resources of the second resource type based on the identified relationship.

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


Data transfer path selection
Patent No. 10931757 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16572191 on 09/16/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system contains a network testing engine that sends test data along different paths of a network between a source and a destination, wherein each path contains a plurality of network nodes, and receives, in response to sending the test data, response data about the paths. The system further contains a network path characteristics engine that determines characteristics of each path based on the response data, and a delivery parameters engine that receives a request for delivery of a data load from the source to the destination and determines, based on the request, delivery parameters. Furthermore, the system contains the source and a path selection engine that determines a selected path of the different paths based on the characteristics of the paths and the delivery parameters, and sends the selected data path to the source, which sends the data load along the selected path to the destination.

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


Restricting video or other services for personal controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or data devices to specific areas
Patent No. 10931815 

Inventor(s): Anthony Hershberger (McKinney, TX), James Sturges (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16169152 on 10/24/2018 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: Personal controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or data devices deployed within a controlled-environment facility each have a device identification apparatus (e.g. RFID tag). Interrogators and/or readers disposed within zone(s) defined within the controlled-environment facility identify, recognize, or otherwise read the device identification apparatus(es). A controlled-environment facility management system and/or a controlled-environment facility communications processing system coupled to the interrogators and/or readers determine whether a particular personal device entering, attempting to operate in, leaving, or outside a particular zone is authorized to operate in that zone and/or is authorized to operate one or more particular apps in that zone, based upon the device identification apparatus identified, recognized, or otherwise read by the interrogator and/or reader within that zone. Commands are sent to an identified personal device and/or to an app operating on the device, based on whether the particular device and/or app is authorized to operate in or outside that zone.

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


Print media scanning system
Patent No. 10931835 

Inventor(s): Steve Octavien (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580940 on 09/24/2019 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A print media scanning system enables the rapid acquisition of books, magazines, papers and so on into a digital library. The media is placed on an inclined surface where is held in place and the pages to be scanned are secured by braces. A scanning head is suspended above the media and is adjustable with respect to the media. The data from the scanning head is transferred to a digital library.

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


Context initialization based on slice header flag and slice type
Patent No. 10931951 

Inventor(s): Christopher Segall (Camas, WA), Kiran Misra (Vancouver, WA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689851 on 11/20/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technique for initialization of encoders and decoders. In some cases, the decoder receives a slice and identifies if the slice is either a forward predicted B-slice or a backward predicted B-slice, and not both a forward and backward predicted B-slice, and based upon this identification initializes, using a P-slice technique, a context associated with the slice.

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


Systems and methods for reducing blocking artifacts
Patent No. 10931973 

Inventor(s): Mangesh Devidas Sadafale (Nagpur, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14702903 on 05/04/2015 (2122 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several systems, methods and integrated circuits capable of reducing blocking artifacts in video data are disclosed. In an embodiment, a system for reducing blocking artifacts in video data includes a processing module and a deblocking module. The deblocking module comprises a luma deblocking filter and a chroma deblocking filter configured to filter an edge between adjacent blocks associated with the video data, where a block of the adjacent blocks corresponds to one of a prediction block and a transform block. The processing module is communicatively associated with the deblocking module and is operable to configure at least one filter coefficient corresponding to the chroma deblocking filter based on one or more filter coefficients corresponding to the luma deblocking filter. The processing module is further configured to cause the chroma deblocking filter to filter the edge between the adjacent blocks based on the configured at least one filter coefficient.

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


Consolidating content streams to conserve bandwidth
Patent No. 10931984 

Inventor(s): Georgios Vastardis (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16216655 on 12/11/2018 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, a method includes monitoring a delivery of an item of multimedia content to a first user endpoint device in a first stream of data, monitoring a delivery of the item of multimedia content to a second user endpoint device in a second stream of data, consolidating the stream of data and the second stream of data into a third stream of data, sending an first instruction to a source of the first stream of data and a source of the second stream of data to cease delivering the first stream of data and the second stream of data, and sending a second instruction to the source of the first stream of data and the source of the second stream to begin delivering the third stream of data to the first user endpoint device and the second user endpoint device.

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


Method and system of routing selection for SMS over NAS
Patent No. 10932097 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229730 on 12/21/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide routing determinations for MT-SMS-over-NAS in core networks that support 5G and legacy systems. A network device stores routing priority data for multiple short message service (SMS) delivery methods in the core network. The network device receives, from a first network element, a delivery request for a mobile-terminated (MT) SMS message directed to an end device and sends, in response, a query to a second network element. The query requests a short message service function (SMSF) address for an SMSF in the core network with which the end device is registered. The network device receives a response to the query and selects, based on the response and the stored routing priority data, an SMS delivery method for the MT SMS message. The network device sends, to a third network element, routing instructions for the MT SMS message based on the selected SMS delivery method.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Point-to-multipoint or multipoint-to-multipoint mesh self-organized network over WiGig standards with new MAC layer
Patent No. 10932142 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15847353 on 12/19/2017 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communications system comprises a small cell mesh network including a plurality of small cell network mesh nodes. At least one V-band transmitter at each of the plurality of small cell network mesh nodes establishes communication links with other small cell network mesh nodes within the small cell mesh network. A controller controls communication link configuration by the at least one V-band transmitter between the plurality of small cell network mesh nodes of the small cell mesh network. The link configurations are established by the controller using WiGig standards and a MAC layer configured to transmit on a wireless link.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for in-service traffic and/or resource migration between processing units in a communications network
Patent No. 10932145 

Inventor(s): Lesley Mcghee (Frisco, TX), Mark Blake (Coppell, TX), Pui-Sze Ho (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600715 on 10/14/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed that provide in-service traffic and/or resource migration between processing units in a communications network. An example method includes one or more processing units communicating with at least one processing unit of a plurality of processing units, where the communicating corresponds to a plurality of resources and resource requirements of the plurality of processing units. The one or more processing units evaluate resource utilization and projected traffic of a subset of the plurality of processing units. The one or more processing units determine, based on the resource requirements, to migrate one or more selected interdependent resources for a service from one or more processing units to one or more receiving processing units of the plurality of processing units. The one or more processing units instruct the one or more selected interdependent resources to perform payload processing corresponding to one or more receiving processing units of the plurality of processing units, where the payload processing causes the one or more migrated resources to provide the service to the one or more receiving processing units.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for session resilience in packet gateways
Patent No. 10932166 

Inventor(s): Ajaypal Singh (Milpitas, CA), Nishi Kant (Fremont, CA), Sudhagar Chinnaswamy (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16360156 on 03/21/2019 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: Use of available bits in the TEID field of the GTP header to hold information needed to recreate at least a partial state of the session, enough for it to be routed, without waiting for a full state update. The GTP PDU contains the IP Payload with the source and destination IP addresses. The embodiments use that information and the coded TEID bits to provide sufficient routing information so that the packet can be routed without the full state. The TEID is coded to include bits identifying the APN and bits identifying the QCI of the session. A bit can be used to indicate drop if the full state not available. The remaining bits are used to identify unique user sessions. Some of the TEID bits can be encoded with the charging ID. Because sufficient routing information is provided in each packet, a backup gateway does not need to checkpoint.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Access point switching method and apparatus
Patent No. 10932171 

Inventor(s): Mitch Tseng (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213093 on 12/07/2018 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application relates to the field of information technologies, and discloses an access point switching method and apparatus, to avoid interruption of another communication service that needs to be performed with an AE by using an M2M platform, thereby improving user experience. According to the present invention, after an access point for the AE is switched from the M2M platform to the M2M gateway, the AE can receive communication services corresponding to the M2M platform and the M2M gateway.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Resource-sensitive token-based access point selection
Patent No. 10932187 

Inventor(s): Mark Easley (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252556 on 01/18/2019 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: Resource-sensitive token-based access point selection is disclosed. A user equipment (UE) can generate a request for resources that can be shared with an selection component remote from the UE. The request for resources can be generated independent of the UE receiving information about an access point (AP) in range of the UE. The selection component can pair the UE with an AP resource based on AP data and UE data. The selection component can generate a token comprising information related to the pairing. The UE can receive the token via a device other than the AP or via the AP. The token can be employed by the UE to initiate a link to the AP to enable use of the AP resource by the UE. The link can be resource sensitive in view of the request for resources and available AP resources.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for the control of discontinuous reception in a wireless network
Patent No. 10932190 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430101 on 06/03/2019 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling discontinuous reception on a mobile device and in particular to control a short discontinuous reception timer in response to receipt of a medium access control control element. The methods and apparatus include stopping, restarting or maintaining the short discontinuous reception timer. Methods and apparatus for limiting or stopping a retransmission timer by providing user equipment with a maximum retry value for transmissions, by providing a maximum redundant version value, or by providing a medium access control control element to stop or prevent the start of a retransmission timer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for time division duplexed multiplexing in transmission-reception point to transmission-reception point connectivity
Patent No. 10932234 

Inventor(s): Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (San Diego, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16142970 on 09/26/2018 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a transmission-reception point (TRP) includes determining a first cycle of backhaul communications modes for the TRP, each backhaul communications mode of the first cycle is associated with a different time period and prompts the TRP to either transmit or receive using a subset of communications beams available to the TRP during an associated time period, wherein the communications beams used by the TRP and neighboring TRPs of the TRP in each associated time period are selected to prevent mutual interference, and wherein at least one backhaul communications mode of the first cycle prompts the TRP to either transmit or receive using all of the communications beams available to the TRP, determining a backhaul frame configuration for the TRP in accordance with the first cycle, the backhaul frame configuration specifying an arrangement of subframes of a frame used for backhaul communications.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Frame structure in NR
Patent No. 10932276 

Inventor(s): Salman Khan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Convida Wireless, LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16346972 on 11/03/2017 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application at least describes a frame structure in new radio. The frame structure includes a self-contained transmission time interval. The transmission time interval includes a control information region including plural beams. The interval also includes a downlink transmission channel region including plural beams. The frame structure is configured for downlink control information to be swept through the time interval. The frame structure is also configured for an uplink or downlink grant resource subsequently to be swept through the time interval. The present application is also directed to a method for configuring user equipment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for initial synchronization and collision avoidance in device to device communications without network coverage
Patent No. 10932309 

Inventor(s): Sagar Dhakal (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16219734 on 12/13/2018 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device is not detected, initiating a time-slot boundary by the first device including: transmitting a first presence signal of the first device in a selected time-slot; and checking for an acknowledgment to the first presence signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Pluggable power distribution units for modular edge power systems
Patent No. 10932388 

Inventor(s): Donald Rearick (Rowlett, TX), Jeremy Miles (McKinney, TX), Roy Davis (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB Power Electronics Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16745136 on 01/16/2020 (404 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular edge power system is provided. The modular edge power system includes a housing having a rack adapted to mount compute devices and a direct current power bus within the housing. Multiple power distribution units are adapted to be removably coupled to the direct current power bus at a position within the housing and outside of the rack. Each power distribution unit is configured to distribute electrical power received from the direct current power bus to one or more compute devices mounted in the rack. Each power distribution unit may convert the electrical power from a first power level to a second power level.

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


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Lap desk lap pad
Patent No. D911061 

Inventor(s): Patrick Hogan Sullins (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Creative Manufacturing, LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705740 on 09/15/2019 (527 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Louver slat
Patent No. D911063 

Inventor(s): Mark Nguyen (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29672517 on 12/06/2018 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Container
Patent No. D911179 

Inventor(s): Merrilee Kick (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29740976 on 07/08/2020 (230 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Active cover plate
Patent No. D911293 

Inventor(s): Daniel Rego (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29682393 on 03/05/2019 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface having color tag groups
Patent No. D911361 

Inventor(s): Samuel Austin Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707746 on 09/30/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Sprayer
Patent No. D911490 

Inventor(s): Daniel Boss (Morris Township, NJ), Eric R. Anderson (Montclair, NJ), Lingtao Yu (Summit, NJ), Linlin Xing (Wayne, NJ), Norman M. Chin (Somerville, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29716072 on 12/06/2019 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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