Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 19

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Armor Defense's system to detect and extract malicious instructions on a virtual machine
American Airline's departure sequencing system that includes an airport state analyzer, a taxi-out predictor, and a pushback optimizer
• IBM's root cause analysis of performance problems of a computer system
• SanDisk Technologies' flash card end of life prediction based on memory wear
• an unassigned patent for a pull tab simulating a cannabis leaf cutout

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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. 19, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

147 patents granted    Ranked No. 11 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 17

FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 9

Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 9

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison) 4

Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington) 3

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano) 3

 

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Jorge W. Maldonado (Frisco) 3

Abbas Ali (Plano) 2

Brad A. Cobler (Irving) 2

Brandon Thomas Least (Dallas) 2

Brian K. Reaux (Red Oak) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

172 days
Velocity-weighted analysis of user equipment location data
Patent No. 10212554
Assignee: ATT Intellectual Property I LP, Dallas
Inventor: Kuang-Chi Tung (Frisco)

3,963 days
Business-to-business internet infrastructure
Patent No. 10210532
Assignee: JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) 
Inventor: Pallab K. Chatterjee (Plano)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Methods and systems for extracting venous pulsation and respiratory information from photoplethysmographs
Patent No. 10206612 

Inventor(s): Mehrdad Nourani (Plano, TX), Rasoul Yousefi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14740795 on 06/16/2015 (1344 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for separating a venous component and an arterial component from a red signal and an infrared signal of a PPG sensor is provided. The method uses the second order statistics of venous and arterial signals to separate the venous and arterial signals. After reliable separation of the venous and the arterial component signals, the component signals can be used for different purposes. In a preferred embodiment, the respiratory signal, pattern, and rate are extracted from the separated venous component and a reliable ”ratio of ratios” is extracted for SpO[subscript]2 [/subscript]using only the arterial component of the PPG signals. The disclosed embodiments enable real-time continuous monitoring of respiration pattern/rate and site-independent arterial oxygen saturation.

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


Handheld imaging devices and related methods
Patent No. 10206657 

Inventor(s): Joseph H. Meier (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Glo-Tip, LLC (Redwood City, CA)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14703708 on 05/04/2015 (1387 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monitoring device can be configured to facilitate intra-tissue inspection of a probe at a target region, the monitoring device comprising a housing and a transducer coupled to and at least partially located within the housing. The transducer comprises a longitudinal transducer array aligned to scan a longitudinal cross-section of the target region and a transverse transducer array aligned to scan a transverse cross-section of the target region. The longitudinal transducer array is configured to detect a probe point depth of a probe point of the probe along the longitudinal cross-section. The longitudinal transducer array is also configured to send to a processor longitudinal data about the scan of the longitudinal cross-section to track movement of the probe point based upon at least the longitudinal data and determine the probe point depth based upon at least the longitudinal data. The transverse transducer array is configured to send to the processor transverse data about the scan of the transverse cross-section to determine a transverse cross-section view of the transverse cross-section and determine, concurrently with the transverse cross-section view, a location of a probe point highlight of the probe point of the probe at a longitudinal coordinate of the transverse cross-section view, the longitudinal coordinate corresponding to the probe point depth based upon at least the longitudinal data. Other examples, embodiments, and related methods are described herein.

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


Method and apparatus to select vibration
Patent No. 10206691 

Inventor(s): Bret Hauser (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic Xomed, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL)
Law Firm: Harness Dickey (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14926787 on 10/29/2015 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an assembly for holding a tool. The assembly may selectively reduce and/or eliminate vibrations received and felt by a user. Reducing vibrations may reduce or eliminate chatter at a working end of a tool.

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


Orthopedic variable screw fixation mechanism
Patent No. 10206725 

Inventor(s): Michael G. Thomas (Richardson, TX), Paul J. Vasta (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15742386 on 12/06/2016 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sliding plate variable angle locking mechanism includes a bone plate, a first sliding plate, a locking ring and a bone screw. The bone plate includes a plate cavity, a bone plate surface and a shelf. The plate hole defines a plate hole diameter. The first sliding plate a central hole that defines a sliding plate hole diameter. The sliding plate hole diameter is smaller than the plate hole diameter. The first sliding plate is positioned in the plate cavity in an assembled configuration. The locking ring is movably mountable to the bone plate. The locking ring hole diameter is greater than the sliding plate hole diameter. The bone screw head diameter is greater than the sliding plate hole diameter. The head threads are configured to form internal threads in the central hole of the first sliding plate when the bone screw is driven into the first sliding plate.

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


Global osteoarthritis knee brace
Patent No. 10206804 

Inventor(s): John Hely (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Weber Orthopedic, L.P. (Santa Paula, CA)
Law Firm: One LLP (Local + 147 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14869946 on 09/29/2015 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: A global osteoarthritis knee brace or orthopedic support includes a flexible, elastic sleeve having a tubular shape with a patella opening at an anterior surface with slits on either side of the opening. The brace includes a first pair of rigid longitudinal stiffeners pivoted therebetween at a hinge that is disposed at the lateral side of the sleeve and likewise at the medial side of the sleeve. The brace further includes an adjustable, flexible patella support having elongated strips at the ends thereof, wherein the patella support is positioned in the interior of the sleeve proximate with the patella opening, where the elongated strips pass from the interior of the sleeve through the slits to the exterior of the sleeve, and extend upward to be adjustably anchored to the sleeve. The wearer pulling on the elongated strips adjusts the patella support.

[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]


Multi-vector traction device for the lumbar spine
Patent No. 10206806 

Inventor(s): Matthew James Brown (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14659256 on 03/16/2015 (1436 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a traction device for relieving lower back pain and stiffness and reducing lumbar spine intervertebral disc displacement. The device may include a sliding spine assembly attached to a head rest pad, a torso pad, and a hip pad, an adjustable length vector bar extending outwardly from the spine assembly, wherein the vector bar is rotatably attached to the sliding spine assembly such that the vector bar is configured to move in a plurality of vectors, a cross bar foot brace tube attached to the vector bar; a foot rest positioned on the foot brace tube, a belt positioned proximate to the torso pad, and a strap assembly attached to the foot brace tube or the distal end of the vector bar, the strap assembly configured to attach to the belt and apply traction to a user”s back.

[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]


Topical compositions
Patent No. 10206868 

Inventor(s): Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX), Kim Wilson (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15390828 on 12/27/2016 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and compositions useful to cleanse, exfoliate, smooth, moisturize, hydrate, and/or improve the appearance and/or condition of skin and/or hair using a composition including shea butter, PEG-50 shea butter, and/or hydrated silica.

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


Wound debridement compositions containing seaprose and methods of wound treatment using same
Patent No. 10206982 

Inventor(s): Aleksa Jovanovic (Fort Worth, TX), Dennis Carson (Burleson, TX), Lei Shi (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): SMITH NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS AG (Baar, , CH)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15417680 on 01/27/2017 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wound debridement compositions containing the proteolytic enzyme Seaprose and use of such compositions in wound treatment for the enzymatic debridement of wounds.

[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)


Gadolinium-based contrast agents for sensitive detection of Zn[superscript]2+ [/superscript]with MRI
Patent No. 10207013 

Inventor(s): A. Dean Sherry (Dallas, TX), Christian Preihs (Dallas, TX), Jing Yu (Coppell, TX), Khaled Nasr (Dallas, TX), Sara Chirayil (Plano, TX), Veronica Clavijo Jordan (Dallas, TX), Yunkou Wu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas Systems (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15126632 on 03/11/2015 (1441 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure provides novel ligands, which may be used to make novel MRI contrast agents for the detection of zinc. In further aspects, by the present disclosure also provides methods of using as imaging agents and compositions thereof.

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


Apparatus and method for generating and concentrating fine particle aerosols
Patent No. 10207062 

Inventor(s): Xin Heng (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): KAER BIOTHERAPEUTICS CORPORATION (Escondido, CA)
Law Firm: Schlee IP International, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15291020 on 10/11/2016 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and a method for generating a respirable dry powder aerosol ([b]15[/b]) from a liquid solution or liquid suspension at a respirable dry powder aerosol volume flow ([b]91[/b]). A liquid aerosol generating nozzle ([b]3[/b]) generates from the liquid solution or liquid suspension a liquid aerosol ([b]13[/b]) that is diluted by dilution gas ([b]4[/b]) and dried in a cylindrical evaporation chamber ([b]6[/b]) to generate a dry powder aerosol ([b]14[/b]) that is subsequently concentrated by a cylindrical single linear slit aerosol concentrator ([b]9[/b]). The system and method may include heliox as a gas, specifically dilution gas ([b]4[/b]), for enhancing both the drying process in the cylindrical evaporation chamber ([b]6[/b]) and for enhancing the concentration efficiency, but also as a nozzle gas ([b]2[/b]) for enhancing generating the liquid aerosol ([b]13[/b]) from the liquid solution or liquid suspension.

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


Injection port with articulated stopcock
Patent No. 10207100 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Harton (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Quest Medical, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: GrayRobinson, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13912670 on 06/07/2013 (2083 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an injection port with an articulated stopcock allowing a syringe to be connected to an IV line and, depending upon the orientation of the stopcock, allow (1) bidirectional flow of fluid through the stopcock into the IV line, (2) no flow or (3) unidirectional flow of fluid through the stopcock and into or out of the IV line. The invention is particularly useful for using a syringe for aspirating an IV line and then injecting a medicine from the syringe into the IV line. Once a syringe is connected, the invention allows one-handed manipulation of the articulated stopcock into the three orientations by simply moving the connected syringe into one of the three orientations, thereby eliminating the need for using two handsone to operate the syringe and the other to operate the handle.

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


Implantable thin film devices
Patent No. 10207103 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Urbanski (Frisco, TX), John R. Gonzalez (McKinney, TX), Tommy Cushing (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACESETTER, INC. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15265594 on 09/14/2016 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide thin film devices and methods of manufacturing and implanting the same. In one implementation, a shaped insulator is formed having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a profile shaped according to a selected dielectric use. A layer of conductive traces is fabricated on the inner surface of the shaped insulator using biocompatible metallization. An insulating layer is applied over the layer of conductive traces. An electrode array and a connection array are fabricated on the outer surface of the shaped insulator and/or the insulating layer, and the electrode array and the connection array are in electrical communication with the layer of conductive traces to form a flexible circuit. The implantable thin film device is formed from the flexible circuit according to the selected dialectic use.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


Implantable devices with thin film feedthrough
Patent No. 10207119 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Urbanski (Frisco, TX), John R. Gonzalez (McKinney, TX), Theodore Alfonso (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): PACESETTER, INC. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15465423 on 03/21/2017 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide implantable electronic devices having a thin film feedthrough and methods of manufacturing the same. In one implementation, an implantable electronic device includes a housing enclosing one or more internal electronic components within a hermetic environment. A feedthrough port is defined in a wall of the housing. A thin film feedthrough has a feedthrough body extending through the feedthrough port. The feedthrough body provides one or more electrical pathways between external contacts and internal contacts. The external contacts are disposed outside the hermetic environment, and the internal contacts are electrically connected to the one or more internal electronic components at an internal connection junction. A hermetic junction is disposed in the feedthrough port isolating the thin film feedthrough from the housing.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


 

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

Material sorting system
Patent No. 10207296 

Inventor(s): Manuel Gerardo Garcia (Lexington, KY), Nalin Kumar (Fort Worth, TX), Subodh Das (Clayton, MO)
Assignee(s): UHV Technologies, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Matheson Keys Kordzik PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15213129 on 07/18/2016 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A material sorting system sorts materials, such as scrap pieces composed of unknown metal alloys, as a function of their detected x-ray fluorescence. The x-ray fluorescence may be converted into an elemental composition signature that is then compared to an elemental composition signature of a reference material in order to identify and/or classify each of the materials, which are then sorted into separate groups based on such an identification/classification. The material sorting system may include an in-line x-ray tube having a plurality of separate x-ray sources, each of which can irradiate a separate stream of materials to be sorted.

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


System for molding plastic materials
Patent No. 10207428 

Inventor(s): Arnon Rosan (New York, NY)
Assignee(s): Signature Systems Group, LLC (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Mets Lewis Brodman Must O”Keefe LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13605524 on 09/06/2012 (2357 days app to issue)

Abstract: A material handling and mold filling system is provided which directs the flow of molten plastic material from an extruder and allocates the molten material to a plurality of nozzles through the use of independently operated, variable valves. The system therefore provides independent streams of molten plastic material having variable temperatures and flow rates or volumes to particular sections or regions of the mold. This independent temperature or flow of molten plastic material facilitates the complete, rapid and accurate filling of the molds, reducing turbulence and other temperature or flow-related imperfections in the finished components. A multiphase material handling system is also disclosed for expeditious sequential and simultaneous filling and pressing of the mold and extracting the completed component from the system.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Headrest assembly with mirror
Patent No. 10207616 

Inventor(s): Kevin J. James (Ypsilanti, 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: 15244442 on 08/23/2016 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seat assembly for a rear vehicle cabin is provided including a seat base configured to receive and support a car seat in a rear-facing configuration; a backrest; and a movable headrest component. The movable headrest component includes first and second opposing major surfaces. At least a portion of the second major surface is configured to provide a reflective surface, for example, using a mirror. A movable cover may be provided, configured to selectively conceal the reflective surface. The movable headrest component has a first orientation with the first major surface facing a forward direction with respect to the vehicle, and a second orientation with the second major surface facing a forward direction with respect to the vehicle. In the second orientation, the reflective surface provides a forward facing driver with a view of the car seat, when viewed from a center mounted rear-view mirror coupled to a vehicle windshield.

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


Stable mounting system for seatback shelving
Patent No. 10207651 

Inventor(s): Matthew C. Kaser (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Simplicity LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15188256 on 06/21/2016 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to a mechanism for attaching shelving, hooks, and organizers to a vehicle seatback. The attachment mechanism fits over the vehicle seat headrest posts, providing stability to the shelving, hooks, or organizers. The mechanism is formed as a single piece, thus it can be installed and removed without any additional components such as screws, bolts, straps, or other parts.

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


Bumper design using shear thickening fluids
Patent No. 10207665 

Inventor(s): Shardul S. Panwar (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI), Yuyang Song (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15474423 on 03/30/2017 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable shear control energy absorption system for a vehicle is provided. The system may include a vehicle frame component and a primary deformable impact absorber located adjacent the vehicle frame component. The vehicle frame component may be a bumper reinforcement member. The system may include a plurality of secondary deformable impact chambers located within the primary deformable impact absorber, each secondary deformable impact chamber including a shear thickening fluid that exhibits an increasing or decreasing viscosity responsive to an impact force. At least one elastic relief chamber is provided in fluid communication with the plurality of secondary deformable impact chambers. The elastic relief chamber is configured to temporarily accept the shear thickening fluid from the plurality of secondary deformable impact chambers during low force impacts, and to redirect the shear thickening fluid back to the secondary deformable impact chambers after the low impact force recedes.

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


Bumper assemblies for vehicles including low-energy impact indicators
Patent No. 10207667 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15397168 on 01/03/2017 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body having a front and a rear. A vehicle rear bumper assembly is located at the rear of the vehicle body. The vehicle rear bumper assembly includes a bumper beam reinforcement member having an upper part, a lower part and a rearward most part extending between the upper part and the lower part. A bumper cover extends over the upper part. A mechanical extending component is located in the bumper reinforcement member. The mechanical extending component has a retracted configuration located below the bumper cover and an extended configuration where the mechanical extending component penetrates through the bumper cover in response to a low-energy impact to the rearward most part of the bumper beam reinforcement member.

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


Systems, vehicles, and methods for controlling trailer brake output circuits with a reduced upper limit of trailer brake output signals
Patent No. 10207687 

Inventor(s): Lisa DiMaggio (Ann Arbor, MI), Mikhal el Arculli (Celina, TX), Yuichi Shimizu (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: 15674341 on 08/10/2017 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling a trailer brake output circuit includes an input device outputting a signal in response to receiving an input from a user, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit includes one or more processors, one or more memory modules, the trailer brake output circuit outputting a trailer brake output signal, and machine readable instructions. The electronic control unit receives the signal from the input device, limits the trailer brake output signal to a first value when the trailer brake output circuit outputs the trailer brake output signal in response to the signal received from the input device, and limits the trailer brake output signal to a second value when the trailer brake output circuit outputs the trailer brake output signal not in response to the signal received from the input device. The second value is smaller than the first value.

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


Coasting timer for predictive acceleration
Patent No. 10207717 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey David Gaither (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: 15430801 on 02/13/2017 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments for a coasting timer for predictive acceleration. In an embodiment, a system for predictive acceleration of a vehicle is described. The system may comprise an accelerator pedal; a sensor coupled to the accelerator pedal, the sensor configured to measure depression of the accelerator pedal; and an electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU may be configured to: determine a current coasting map; determine a coasting interval duration based, at least in part, on the current coasting map; determine the coasting interval duration has started based, at least in part, upon a measurement received from the sensor; and activate one or more subsystems of the vehicle prior to the end of the coasting interval duration, the one or more subsystems determined based, at least in part, on a predicted acceleration type.

[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]


Fabricated steering knuckles
Patent No. 10207737 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Gottschalk (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Hendrickson USA, L.L.C. (Itasca, IL)
Law Firm: Cook Alex Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15128769 on 03/24/2015 (1428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A steering knuckle ([b]18[/b]) is provided for use in association with a vehicle steering assembly ([b]10[/b]). The steering knuckle ([b]10[/b]) includes a knuckle body ([b]20[/b]) having a generally vertical face ([b]26[/b]) and an upper yolk arm ([b]22[/b]) having a generally vertical face ([b]54[/b]). The generally vertical faces ([b]26, 54[/b]) of the steering knuckle body ([b]20[/b]) and the upper yolk arm ([b]22[/b]) are connected to each other. The generally vertical face ([b]54[/b]) of the upper yolk arm ([b]22[/b]) includes a camshaft bore ([b]62[/b]) extending therethrough and configured to receive a camshaft ([b]64[/b]). The generally vertical face of the knuckle body may be welded to a spindle ([b]24[/b]), with a portion of the spindle being cut away to allow for a complete circular weld between the knuckle body and the spindle.

[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)


Stowable tractor mud flap
Patent No. 10207744 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15970707 on 05/03/2018 (292 days app to issue)

Abstract: Drag reducing systems for tractor-trailer combination vehicles are provided. In one aspect, a drag reducing assembly generally includes a stowable mud flap rotatably coupled to a mounting bracket and a linkage. The linkage is configured to transition the mud flap between a first, deployed position, to a second, stowed position. The mud flap is generally positioned adjacent a wheel and tire of the vehicle, downstream of airflow. In the first position, the mud flap may be deployed at an angle of about 90 to the ground. In the second position, the mud flap may be stowed at an angle of about 90 from the first position.

[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)


Rotor blade having variable twist
Patent No. 10207793 

Inventor(s): Eric R. Gonzalez (Fort Worth, TX), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15365061 on 11/30/2016 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor blade including a root portion adapted to be connected to a helicopter rotor hub for rotation therewith, the root portion having a first edge surface; a first movable member having a first movable surface adjacent to the first edge surface; a first elastomeric joint disposed between the root portion and the first movable member, the first elastomeric joint having an inner surface facing the first edge surface of the root portion and an outer surface facing the movable surface of the first movable member; and an actuating system mounted within the root portion and the first movable member for moving the first movable member. The first elastomeric joint deforms to adjust for shear from actuation of the first movable member to a first position during helicopter mode; and to a second position during airplane mode.

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


Systems for transporting, deploying, and docking unmanned aerial vehicles mountable on a ground vehicle
Patent No. 10207820 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Richard M. Sullivan (South Lyon, 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: 15202568 on 07/05/2016 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: A housing for a ground vehicle-mountable aerial vehicle is provided. The housing includes a base portion defining a cavity and an opening leading into the cavity. The cavity is structured to receive an unmanned aerial vehicle therein. The cavity is configured so as to open upwardly when the housing is mounted on the vehicle. The housing also includes a drafting wall structured to extend from the base portion at a location forward of at least a portion of the cavity when the housing is mounted on the ground vehicle.

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


Power driven circuit wire box
Patent No. 10207891 

Inventor(s): Andrew P. Hull (McKinney, TX), John L. Rhoads (The Colony, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15394443 on 12/29/2016 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for the dispensing and retraction of wire or cable. The apparatus including a first and second plate, at least one shaft attached to the first plate and the second plate, a spool gear attached to the shaft, a power gear shaft attached to the first or second plate, and a power gear attached to the power gear shaft and in mesh with the spool gear, wherein when the power gear is rotated, the spool gear is rotated.

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


Fan motor controller for use in an air conditioning system
Patent No. 10208995 

Inventor(s): Jeff Mangum (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15437226 on 02/20/2017 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air conditioning system includes a compressor housing and a motor having fan blades rotatably coupled thereto and located within the compressor housing. The motor has a rotation sensor associated with it that is configured to sense a rotation of the fan blades. The system also includes a controller coupled to the motor that is configured to increase a torque of the motor when the rotation sensor indicates that the fan blades are not rotating after an on-command signal is received by the motor.

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


Train handling rules compliance system
Patent No. 10210674 

Inventor(s): Mark Fugate (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): New York Air Brake, LLC (Watertown, NY)
Law Firm: Bond Schoeneck and King PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15093915 on 04/08/2016 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that determines state of a locomotive and transmits the occurrence of any predetermined events to an off-board system. The onboard subsystem includes an event detection module programmed to receive data defining the state of a locomotive to determine whether the received state of the locomotive comprises an event as well as a transmission module programmed to transmit to an off-board subsystem data defining a status. An onboard database have reference variable values is used to compare the existing state of the locomotive to predetermined events. If an event is determined to have occurred, the occurrence of the event is transmitted to the off-board system.

[B61L] GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC (brakes or auxiliary equipment B61H, B61K; point or crossing construction E01B)


 

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

Methods for recovering chlorinated hydrocarbons
Patent No. 10207970 

Inventor(s): Darrell G Hollis (Conway Springs, KS), John Lee Dawkins (Derby, KS), Keith S Kramer (Andover, KS), Michael A Garmon (Manvel, TX), Rodney L Klausmeyer (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15449017 on 03/03/2017 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes for isolating 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane from a crude product stream containing the 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane and ferric chloride. The processes may include deep distillation of the crude, treatment of the crude with a reagent that deactivates the ferric chloride followed by distillation on the deactivated crude stream, aqueous washing of the crude product stream to remove ferric chloride followed by distillation on the deactivated crude stream. Other embodiments simultaneously prepare 1,1,2,3-tetrachloroprene and 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloroprane.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10208004 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014552 on 06/21/2018 (243 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improved processes for producing high purity acesulfame potassium. In one embodiment, the process comprises the steps of contacting a solvent, e.g., dichloromethane, and a cyclizing agent, e.g., sulfur trioxide, to form a cyclizing agent composition and reacting an acetoacetamide salt with the cyclizing agent in the composition to form a cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct. The contact time is less than 60 minutes. The process also comprises forming from the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct composition a finished acesulfame potassium composition comprising non-chlorinated, e.g., non-chlorinated, acesulfame potassium and less than 35 wppm 5-halo acesulfame potassium, preferably less than 5 wppm.

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


Method for tuning the thermal conductivity of a nanolayered material and thermal insulators prepared thereby
Patent No. 10208237 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Gaohua Zhu (Ann Arbor, MI), Ruigang Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Entineering Manufactirung North America Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14679515 on 04/06/2015 (1415 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for tuning the thermal conductivity of a nanolayered material is presented. The method includes a step of intercalating the nanolayered material with cations, based on a correlation between cation loading density and thermal conductivity. A bond coat of a thermal barrier system is also disclosed. The bond coat includes a nanolayered material intercalated with cations at a specified loading density based on a correlation between cation loading density and thermal conductivity.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Proppant with polyurea-type coating
Patent No. 10208242 

Inventor(s): Spyridon Monastiriotis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY, LLC (Radnor, PA)
Law Firm: Pepper Hamilton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15345283 on 11/07/2016 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: Proppants for hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells are coated with a polyurea-type coating. In a preferred embodiment, the polyurea-type coating is formed by contacting a polymeric isocyanate with an amount of water a blowing catalyst at a rate and quantity sufficient to generate a reactive amine in situ on the outer surface of the proppant which thereby reacts with unconverted polymeric isocyanate to form a thin polyurea-type surface coating that is substantially solid and lacks foam or substantial porosity. Alternatively, the polyurea-type can be produced by selecting reactive amine compounds and isocyanates to develop the coated proppant. The coated proppants retain the discrete, free-flowing character of the original core solids but with the beneficial effects of the polyurea-type coating of the present invention.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Efficient water oxidation catalysts and methods of oxygen and hydrogen production by photoelectrolysis
Patent No. 10208384 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Hongfei Jia (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: 13207998 on 08/11/2011 (2749 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes for the liberation of oxygen and hydrogen from water are provided allowing for mass scale production using abundant sources of catalyst materials. A metal oxide based anode is formed by the simple oxidation of metal in air by heating the metal for a specified time period. The resultant anode is then contacted with water and subjected to a voltage from an external source or driven by electromagnetic energy to produce oxygen at the surface of the anode by oxidation of water. These processes provide efficient and stable oxygen or hydrogen production.

[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]


Three-electrode buffer generator and method
Patent No. 10208387 

Inventor(s): Purnendu K. Dasgupta (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Dionex Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15415700 on 01/25/2017 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrodialytic buffer generator is described. The buffer generator may include a central buffer-generating channel having an inlet and outlet, a second chamber, and a third chamber. The buffer-generating channel, the second chamber, and the third chamber may each include an electrode. The buffer generator may also include a first ion exchange barrier and a second ion exchange barrier. The first ion exchange barrier can be disposed between the second chamber and the buffer-generating channel. The second ion exchange barrier can be disposed between the third chamber and the buffer-generating channel.

[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

Device for leveling and aligning tiles and method for leveling and aligning tiles
Patent No. 10208491 

Inventor(s): Clinton D. Bunch (Keller, TX), Joshua A. Bunch (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882540 on 01/29/2018 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for leveling and aligning tiles and method for leveling and aligning tiles are disclosed. In one embodiment, the leveling device includes a body and two spaced and parallel strip members extending transversely from the body. Each of the spaced and parallel strip members extend to the front and rear of the body. Two opposing lateral open windows are formed in the body. A breakaway section is defined along the body. A wedge device is provided for penetrating one or more of the two opposing lateral open windows and exerting a force on the tiles for leveling them relative to each other.

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


Turned-down centralizer sub assembly
Patent No. 10208544 

Inventor(s): Jeff Musselwhite (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTIONS, INC. (The Woodlands, TX)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14978466 on 12/22/2015 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: A centralizer assembly and method for manufacturing a centralizer assembly. The centralizer assembly includes a mandrel including a first raised region having a first diameter, and a turned-down region having a second diameter, the second diameter being smaller than the first diameter. The centralizer assembly also includes a first stop segment extending at least partially around the mandrel in the turned-down region, and a centralizer disposed at least partially in the turned-down region. The first stop segment is received between axial extents of the centralizer, to limit a range of motion of the centralizer relative to the mandrel.

[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]


Well packer with shock dissipation for setting mechanism
Patent No. 10208552 

Inventor(s): Shane R. Burckhard (Sanger, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14306073 on 06/16/2014 (1709 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packer assembly can include a setting mechanism with a shock dissipation device that deforms and thereby dissipates shock produced by the setting mechanism. A method of constructing a packer assembly can include assembling a setting mechanism by releasably securing a piston of the setting mechanism, the piston displacing in response to a predetermined pressure differential being applied across the piston, and positioning a shock dissipation device with the piston, the shock dissipation device dissipating shock produced by displacement of the piston when the predetermined pressure differential is applied. Another packer assembly can include a setting mechanism which outwardly extends a seal element and/or a gripping device, the setting mechanism including a shock dissipation device which deforms and thereby dissipates shock produced by the setting mechanism, and the shock dissipation device including a generally tubular member having multiple openings formed through a wall of the tubular member.

[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]


Mainbore clean out tool
Patent No. 10208569 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14898730 on 07/31/2013 (2029 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly configured to be disposed within a well at an intersection of a parent bore of the well and a lateral bore of the well is provided. The assembly includes a junction having a mainbore leg and a lateral leg, as well as a passage in the mainbore leg configured to receive a flowing fluid. A port in the mainbore leg is in fluid communication with the passage such that the flowing fluid in the passage creates a suction at the port to draw debris in the well through the port and into the passage.

[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]


Degradable material time delay system and method
Patent No. 10208570 

Inventor(s): Dennis Roessler (Fort Worth, TX), John T Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Kevin R George (Cleburne, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15220042 on 07/26/2016 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A time delay tool and method in a wellbore casing is disclosed. The tool/method includes a mechanical restraining element, a reservoir for containing a reactive fluid, an actuating device and a wellbore device. When a stored energy is applied on the wellbore device, the actuation device is actuated and enables the reactive fluid in the reservoir to come in contact with the mechanical restraining element. While the mechanical restraining element undergoes a change in shape due to a chemical reaction, a stored energy applied on the wellbore device is delayed by a pre-determined time delay. The amount of the pre-determined time delay is determined by factors that include the reactive fluids, concentration of the reactive fluids, geometry and size of the mechanical restraining element.

[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]


Flow conditioning flow control device
Patent No. 10208571 

Inventor(s): Brandon Thomas Least (Dallas, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Weiqi Yin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15114727 on 04/13/2015 (1408 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well screen assembly includes a tubing including a center bore and at least one aperture through the tubing between an outer radial surface of the tubing and an inner radial surface of the tubing; a filtration screen positioned around the tubing; a housing positioned around the tubing and including a fluid chamber in fluid communication with an outlet of the filtration screen; and a flow control device positioned in fluid communication with the outlet of the filtration screen and the at least one aperture to reduce a wall shear stress on at least one of the tubing or the at least one aperture.

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


Apparatus and method for perforating a subterranean formation
Patent No. 10208572 

Inventor(s): Jason Cook (Joshua, TX), Robert Albers (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15025480 on 10/29/2013 (1939 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and apparatus are presented for perforating a subterranean formation so as to establish fluid communication between the formation and a wellbore by perforating a tubular with a mechanical perforator. The mechanical perforator comprises a perforator housing, a mandrel slidably positioned within the perforator housing, and at least one penetrator outwardly extendable from the perforator housing. When shifted axially the mandrel causes at least a portion of the at least one penetrator to extend outwardly from the perforator housing to perforate the tubular.

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


Perforating gun with integrated retaining system
Patent No. 10208573 

Inventor(s): Marcelo Jorge Laxalt (The Colony, TX), Richard Ellis Robey (Mansfield, TX), Scott Von Kaenel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15503675 on 09/10/2014 (1623 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a charge tube for a perforating gun assembly used in harvesting energy in a wellbore and a retaining projection formed on an end of the charge tube. When the charge tube is inserted into a gun body, the retaining projection engages with the gun body of the perforating gun assembly to restrict movement of the charge tube with respect to the gun body when engaged with the gun body. The retaining projection can comprise a plurality of collet fingers on an end of the charge tube that engage with the gun body to longitudinally retain the charge tube. The retaining projection can comprise at least one alignment finger that limits radial movement of the charge tube with respect to the gun body. The retaining projection can comprise a plurality of centralizing bend tabs that restrict radial movement of the charge tube when inserted into the gun body.

[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]


Controlling flow in a wellbore
Patent No. 10208574 

Inventor(s): Brandon Thomas Least (Dallas, TX), Jean Marc Lopez (Plano, TX), William Mark Richards (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Scott Richardson Parker Justiss, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14776361 on 04/05/2013 (2146 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for controlling flow of a wellbore fluid include positioning a plurality of inflow control assemblies on a pipe joint in a wellbore, the pipe joint including a proximal end engageable with a first downhole tool and a distal end engageable with a second downhole tool; receiving a flow of a wellbore fluid from a subterranean zone to an inlet of at least one inflow control device (ICD), the at least one ICD mounted in each of the plurality of inflow control assemblies, the flow at a velocity that is less than the transport velocity of fines in the wellbore fluid; and transmitting the flow of the wellbore fluid to the pipe joint from the ICDs to an interior of the pipe joint.

[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 for detection of slide and rotation modes
Patent No. 10208580 

Inventor(s): David Lee Simpson (Dallas, TX), Teddy C. Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15196242 on 06/29/2016 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for surface steerable drilling are provided. In one example, the method includes monitoring operating parameters for drilling rig equipment and bottom hole assembly (BHA) equipment for a BHA, where the operating parameters control the drilling rig equipment and BHA equipment. The method includes receiving current inputs corresponding to performance data of the drilling rig equipment and BHA equipment during a drilling operation and determining that an amount of change between the current inputs and corresponding previously received inputs exceeds a defined threshold. The method further includes determining whether a modification to the operating parameters has occurred that would result in the amount of change exceeding the defined threshold and identifying that a problem exists in at least one of the drilling rig equipment and BA equipment if no modification has occurred to the operating parameters. The method includes performing a defined action if a problem exists.

[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]


 

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Variable rate bound stoppers and variable rate suspension systems containing variable rate bound stoppers
Patent No. 10208823 

Inventor(s): Aria Kashani (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: 15412968 on 01/23/2017 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable rate bound stopper includes a bound stopper in the form of an elastomer member. The elastomer member has an aperture such that the bound stopper is configured to be positioned over and disposed around a piston rod of a shock absorber. A shape memory alloy (SMA) coil formed from an SMA wire extends around at least a portion of the elastomer member. The SMA coil has a relaxed state and an activated state. The SMA coil constrains the elastomer member from deforming radially outward and alters an intrinsic spring rate of the bound stopper when in the activated state.

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


Passive skylight with two parabolic reflector segments
Patent No. 10208909 

Inventor(s): David Gelbaum (Costa Mesa, CA)
Assignee(s): Entech Solar, Inc (Krum, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Coester Intellectual Property (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004324 on 06/08/2018 (256 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present subject matter is an improved skylight to improved low sun-angle light collection and reduced high sun angle light and heat collection. A steeply sloping dome contains parabolic reflectors that redirect low elevation light into a light passage. The steeply sloping sides and the reflectors reflect high elevation angle rays away from a light passage.

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


System for generating electrical energy from waste energy
Patent No. 10208978 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13672071 on 11/08/2012 (2294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power-generating system comprising an energy-converting module that converts non-electrical waste energy generated by one or more components of an HVAC system into electrical energy, and, a control module that directs the electrical energy to one or more electricity-consuming components of the HVAC system.

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


 

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Noise attenuators for use with process control devices
Patent No. 10208880 

Inventor(s): Justin Lane Masias (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395227 on 12/30/2016 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example noise attenuators for use with process control devices are described herein. An example apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate disposed in a fluid passageway of a noise attenuator. The second plate is spaced apart from the first plate. The example apparatus also includes a first support rod extending along a central axis of the fluid passageway. The first support rod is coupled to the first plate and to the second plate. The example apparatus further includes a second support rod extending along an axis parallel to and offset from the central axis. The second support rod is coupled to the first plate and the second plate.

[G10K] SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES (sound-producing toys A63H 5/00); METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [6]


Spectroscopy with correlation matrices, ratios and glycation
Patent No. 10209192 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006090 on 06/12/2018 (252 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for detecting glycation levels within hemoglobin generates a first correlation matrix using a first light beam at a first wavelength passing through a hemoglobin sample. A second correlation matrix is generated using a second light beam at a second wavelength passing through the hemoglobin sample. The first correlation matrix is multiplied by an inverse of the second correlation matrix to obtain a third matrix. A fourth matrix is generated by taking a singular value decomposition of the third matrix. The fourth matrix comprises a unique biomarker for a level of glycation within the hemoglobin sample. The level of glycation within the hemoglobin sample is determined responsive to the fourth matrix and an indicator identifying the determined level of glycation is output.

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


Low cost apparatus for insitu testing of packaged integrated circuits during stressing
Patent No. 10209297 

Inventor(s): Jose Abdiel Rodriguez-Latorre (Wylie, TX), Ning Tan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14992148 on 01/11/2016 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus with a burn-in board containing a microcontroller unit and a heater socket for insitu testing of a packaged integrated circuit while under stress. A method for insitu testing of a packaged integrated circuit while under stress. A method for insitu testing of multiple packaged integrated circuits while under stress.

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


Test compression in a JTAG daisy-chain environment
Patent No. 10209304 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15945414 on 04/04/2018 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for controlling a device”s TCA circuit when the device exists in a JTAG daisy-chain arrangement with other devices. The methods and apparatuses allow the TCA test pattern set used during device manufacturing to be reused when the device is placed in a JTAG daisy-chain arrangement with other devices, such as in a customers system using the device. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.

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


Wafer tap domain die channel circuitry with separate die clocks
Patent No. 10209305 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16026721 on 07/03/2018 (231 days app to issue)

Abstract: Testing of die on wafer is achieved by; (1) providing a tester with the capability of externally communicating JTAG test signals using simultaneously bidirectional transceiver circuitry, (2) providing die on wafer with the capability of externally communicating JTAG test signals using simultaneously bidirectional transceiver circuitry, and (3) providing a connectivity mechanism between the bidirectional transceiver circuitry”s of the tester and a selected group or all of the die on wafer for communication of the JTAG signals.

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


Fiber optic cable assemblies with cap apparatuses for sealing optical fiber connectors and associated methods
Patent No. 10209456 

Inventor(s): Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15165206 on 05/26/2016 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cap apparatus is mounted to a fiber optic connector having a ferrule supporting optical fiber(s). A sealing apparatus is cooperatively configured with the cap apparatus for protecting an end face of the ferrule. The cap apparatus includes a body having opposite ends between which a cavity extends. The opposite ends of the body respectively define first and second openings to the cavity. A portion of the fiber optic connector extends through the first opening and into the cavity. The cap apparatus includes a cover mounted to the body and at least partially obstructing the second opening, wherein the end face of the ferrule is positioned within the cavity at a location spaced from the cover. The sealing apparatus is positioned between at least a portion of the cover and the end face of the ferrule.

[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]


Securing a touch sensor assembly for a touch button
Patent No. 10209550 

Inventor(s): Dongtai Liu (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15727737 on 10/09/2017 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A touch button structure for a mobile communications or other device, including a sensor slot with front-side and back-side slot walls formed in the device wall, an interior surface of a touch button area forming the front-side slot wall, and a sensor component inserted within the sensor slot. The sensor component includes a sense element operable to sense a touch-deflection of the front-side slot wall toward the sense element in response to a touch-press of the touch button, and front-side and back-side elastic insulating retention laminates affixed to the front/back-side of the sense element. The front/back-side elastic laminates being compressible for insertion of the sensor component into the sensor slot, and when inserted, are decompressible to contact respectively the front-side and back-side slot walls, and at least the front-side elastic laminate is compressible in response to a deflection of the front-side slot wall in the direction of the sense element.

[G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4]


Exposure focus leveling method using region-differentiated focus scan patterns
Patent No. 10209636 

Inventor(s): Keisuke Izumi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Michiaki Sano (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tohru Toda (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914504 on 03/07/2018 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: Pattern-dependent random deviations in measurement of optimal focus distances can be minimized by separating scan paths into multiple types of scan paths that scan only a respective predetermined image region in semiconductor dies. A substrate including in-process semiconductor dies is coated with a photoresist layer, and is located onto a stage in a lithographic exposure tool. Maps of optimal focus distances are generated by performing optimal focus distance scans that cover a respective subset of image regions having distinct image patterns. The substrate can be leveled with respect to an optics system of the lithographic exposure tool employing a weighted average of multiple maps of optimal focus distances. Once the substrate is leveled on the stage, a lithographic exposure process can be performed with enhanced uniformity in the focus distances across the in-process semiconductor dies.

[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]


Streaming engine with fetch ahead hysteresis
Patent No. 10209887 

Inventor(s): Matthew Pierson (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15384416 on 12/20/2016 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention controls accesses to a shared memory or resource to be bursty. An access controller determines whether the number of accesses ready for issue N is less than a current buffer capacity M. If so, the access controller issues all ready accesses. Otherwise, the access controller determines if the current buffer capacity M is less than a hysteresis amount R. If the current buffer capacity M is less than the hysteresis amount R, the access controller waits. If the current buffer capacity M is greater than or equal the hysteresis amount R, the access controller issues R accesses. This serves to bunch accesses to the hysteresis amount R when buffer capacity constrained. A streaming engine recalls a fixed data stream of plural nested loops specified by a control register for storage until use.

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


System and method for dynamic folding or direct write based on block health in a non-volatile memory system
Patent No. 10209914 

Inventor(s): Dinesh Agarwal (Bangalore, , IN), Guruswamy Ganesh (Santa Clara, CA), Hitesh Golechchha (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15420894 on 01/31/2017 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for managing data writes in a non-volatile memory including SLC and MLC blocks of non-volatile memory and a MLC block health rating data structure tracking relative MLC block health. A controller in the system may be configured to select MLC blocks for receiving host data and then route the host data over a direct MLC write path for healthy blocks, or over a two-step indirect write path that includes a SLC write and a SLC-MLC fold for unhealthy MLC blocks. The method may include assigning a health designation based on BER determined for each MLC block and assigning a direct write number to healthy MLC blocks based on the determined BER that limits the number of program/erase cycles for direct writes for a particular MLC block until a re-assessment of block health is needed.

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


Application compiling
Patent No. 10209968 

Inventor(s): Daniel Dura (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Adobe Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Wolfe-SBMC (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12474617 on 05/29/2009 (3553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented method includes receiving a programming language input having a client portion and a server portion, where client symbols of the client input portion are usable in the server input portion and server symbols of the server input portion are usable in the client input portion. The method includes parsing the input to separate the client input portion from the server input portion, identifying the usage of any client symbols in the server input portion and any server symbols in the client input portion, producing at least one communication service between the separated client and server input portions to support the usage of any client symbols in the separated server input portion and any server symbols in the separated client input portion, and translating the client input portion into an executable client application and the server input portion into an executable server application with communication there between.

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


Servicing CPU demand requests with inflight prefetchs
Patent No. 10210090 

Inventor(s): Oluleye Olorode (Garland, TX), Ramakrishnan Venkatasubramanian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15730893 on 10/12/2017 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention involves a particular cache hazard. It is possible that an instruction request that is a miss in the cache occurs while the cache system is servicing a pending prefetch for the same instructions. In the prior art, this hazard is detected by comparing request addresses for all entries in a scoreboard. The program memory controller stores the allocated way in the scoreboard. The program memory controller compares the allocated way of the demand request to the allocated way of all the scoreboard entries. The cache hazard only occurs when the allocated ways match. Following way compare, the demand request address is compared to the request addresses of only those scoreboard entries having matching ways. Other address comparators are not powered during this time. This serves to reduce the electrical power required in detecting this cache hazard.

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


Controlling operation of a storage device based on an age indicator of the storage device
Patent No. 10210100 

Inventor(s): Bsa Chung (San Jose, CA), Filip Verhaeghe (Milpitas, CA), Michael Lavrentiev (San Jose, CA), Samuel Yu (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14686150 on 04/14/2015 (1407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for an event lock storage device. The storage device includes a user partition and an event partition (which may be associated with an event). The storage device receives data from a host device, and stores the data in the user partition. In response to receiving an indication of an event, the storage device may designate the data as part of the event partition. The event partition may include a set of access rules that is different from the user partition, such as more restrictive rules for modification or deletion of a file containing the data.

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


System and method for extended peripheral component interconnect express fabrics
Patent No. 10210124 

Inventor(s): Wesley Shao (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14822685 on 08/10/2015 (1289 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary embodiment extended peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) device includes a host PCIe fabric comprising a host root complex. The host PCIe fabric has a first set of bus numbers and a first memory mapped input/output (MMIO) space on a host CPU. An extended PCIe fabric includes a root complex endpoint (RCEP) as part of an endpoint of the host PCIe fabric. The extended PCIe fabric has a second set of bus numbers and a second MMIO space separate from the first set of bus numbers and the first MMIO space, respectively.

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


Root cause analysis of performance problems
Patent No. 10210189 

Inventor(s): Manish Anand (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907353 on 02/28/2018 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for analyzing performance of a computer system where at a plurality of time intervals, a set of KPIs of a database and database performance outputs are monitored. A database performance value is calculated based on the monitored KPIs and one or more database performance outputs. In response to determining the database performance value is below a first threshold, a KPI correlation coefficient is calculated. The calculated KPI correlation coefficient with the greatest value is selected as a target KPI. In response to determining that a count of functions of the target KPI meets a second threshold, a dynamic tabular representation of the determined target KPI is generated. A correlation matrix is generated based on the generated tabular representation and the plurality of time intervals and a first set of target functions are identified based on the generated correlation matrix.

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


Dynamically scalable distributed heterogenous platform relational database
Patent No. 10210197 

Inventor(s): Mark L. Fugate (Colleyville, TX), Mark W. Crouch (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NEW YORK AIR BRAKE CORPORATION (Watertown, NY)
Law Firm: Bond Schoeneck and King PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14057709 on 10/18/2013 (1950 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide a dynamically scalable distributed heterogeneous platform relational database system architecture for collection, management and dissemination of data, wherein the architecture is scalable both in terms of the number of servers making up the distributed database and the topology of the DDB, and wherein database servers may be added or removed without system interruption, and the topology of the DDB can be dynamically morphed.

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


Action-based routing of a transaction in an online transaction processing system
Patent No. 10210200 

Inventor(s): Aniket Adnaik (Sunnyvale, CA), Mengmeng Chen (San Jose, CA), Praburam Upendran (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woesner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14873070 on 10/01/2015 (1237 days app to issue)

Abstract: A request to perform a transaction on a database in an online transaction processing system is accessed by a node. The sets of data in the database that the transaction is to act on are determined. The transaction is then separated into actions according to the data dependencies of the actions; an action is established for each set of data that is acted on by the transaction. The actions are communicated to the nodes that store the data that the respective actions depend on. The actions are then performed on the nodes to which they were routed.

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


Systems and methods for code parsing and lineage detection
Patent No. 10210240 

Inventor(s): Fei Tong (Plano, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Plano, TX), Yuanyuan Yin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15694128 on 09/01/2017 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and techniques for lineage detection of calculations (e.g., processes, metrics, important data elements, data elements, or the like). According to disclosed embodiments, a lineage detector acquires one or more parameters, which at least include a first parameter indicative of source code and a second parameter indicative of a calculation. The lineage detector also parses the source code. After parsing the source code, the lineage detector determines the data lineage of the calculation based on the parsed source code. In some embodiments, the lineage detector generates and displays output of the data lineage.

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


Aware variable fill pattern generator
Patent No. 10210300 

Inventor(s): Padman Sooryamoorthy (Plano, TX), Shaibal Barua (Allen, TX), Sumanth Somashekar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949460 on 04/10/2018 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A layout file for an integrated circuit has drawn geometries. Variable fill geometries are added to local areas based on densities of the drawn geometries in windows associated with the local areas and on the global density of all the drawn geometries in the layout file. Each window has a separate local area associated with it. The densities of the variable fill geometries in the local areas are not all equal. Densities of the fill geometries are higher in local areas associated with windows having lower densities of the drawn geometries, and for lower values of the global density. The layout file is stored in a computer-readable medium which may be used to produce a photomask for manufacturing an integrated circuit.

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


Variable dose dispensing system
Patent No. 10210313 

Inventor(s): Thomas Utech (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CareFusion 303, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15155767 on 05/16/2016 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable dose dispensing system may include a processor and memory. The processor may receive a request for a variable dose order of a medication, such as from a user. The processor may request an amount of the medication to be administered, and receive, in response to the request, an indication of the amount to be administered. The processor may verify that the amount to be administered is within a range of the variable dose order. The processor may determine an item in a local inventory that contains at least the amount of the medication to be administered, and may dispense the item. If an amount of the dispensed item exceeds the amount to be administered, such as by a waste amount, the processor may display an indication of the waste amount to the user, and may transmit a notification of the waste amount, such as to a management server.

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


Detecting malicious instructions on a virtual machine
Patent No. 10210324 

Inventor(s): Chase Cooper Cunningham (Frisco, TX), Jeffery Ray Schilling (Murphy, TX), Srujan Das Kotikela (Dallas, TX), Tawfiq Mohan Shah (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Armor Defense Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169282 on 05/31/2016 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes a hypervisor configured to communicate packets comprising virtual machine operating characteristics metadata for guest virtual machines. The system further includes a virtual vault machine comprising a hypervisor device driver, a hypervisor device driver interface, and an analysis tool. The hypervisor device driver is configured to receive a packet comprising virtual machine operating characteristics metadata for a guest virtual machine and to communicate the virtual machine operating characteristics metadata to an analysis tool using the hypervisor device driver interface. The analysis tool is configured to correlate the virtual machine operating characteristics metadata to one of a cluster of known healthy guest virtual machines or a cluster of known compromised guest virtual machines using a machine learning algorithm and to classify the guest virtual machine.

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


Extracting and detecting malicious instructions on a virtual machine
Patent No. 10210325 

Inventor(s): Chase Cooper Cunningham (Frisco, TX), Jeffery Ray Schilling (Murphy, TX), Srujan Das Kotikela (Dallas, TX), Tawfiq Mohan Shah (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Armor Defense Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169304 on 05/31/2016 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes a vault management console configured to determine a measurement request for virtual machine operating characteristics metadata. The system further includes a guest virtual machine that includes virtual machine measurement points and a hypervisor control point. The system further includes a hypervisor associated with the guest virtual machine that is configured to communicate the measurement request to the hypervisor control point. The hypervisor is further configured to receive a packet with the virtual machine operating characteristics metadata and to communicate the packet to the virtual vault machine. The hypervisor device driver is configured to receive the packet from the hypervisor and to communicate the virtual machine operating characteristics to an analysis tool. The analysis tool is configured to correlate the virtual machine operating characteristics to known guest virtual machines, to classify the guest virtual machine, and to communicate the determined classification to the vault management console.

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


System and method for detecting potential drive-up drug deal activity via trajectory-based analysis
Patent No. 10210392 

Inventor(s): Daniel Hann (Williamson, NY), Edgar A. Bernal (Webster, NY), Michael C. Mongeon (Walworth, NY), Robert P. Loce (Webster, NY), Wencheng Wu (Webster, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411283 on 01/20/2017 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for detecting an interaction event between two or more objects in a surveillance area, via the application of heuristics to trajectory representations of the static or dynamic movements associated with the objects. According to an exemplary embodiment, trajectory interaction features (TIFs) are extracted from the trajectory representations and heuristics are applied to the TIFs to determine if an interaction event has occurred, such as a potential illegal drug deal involving at least one pedestrian and at least one vehicle.

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


System for identifying resource issues and managing a network of resources
Patent No. 10210485 

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: 15185995 on 06/17/2016 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for resource manager entity device security and maintenance. The present invention is configured to identify an issue with a resource and notify all other resources across the entity and customers of the entity that the resource is experiencing an issue; determine that an account is involved in a counterfeit activity and notify all other resources across the entity to deny further activity associated with the account; determine that the first resource is experiencing an issue and send fixes to the first resource and all other resources located within a predetermined distance from the first resource.

[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]


Routing an image within a network
Patent No. 10210493 

Inventor(s): Clarence Edward Lee, II (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15200496 on 07/01/2016 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for routing an image file in a network includes primary network resources, secondary network resources, and an image routing processor that receives the image file from a user device via the primary network resources, creates an association in real-time between the image file and an image address that facilitates retrieving the image file from a repository of a financial institution, communicates a message enabling the user device to use the image address to immediately retrieve the image file stored in the repository of the financial institution, receives a user request to retrieve the image file associated with the image address, uses the image address to retrieve the image file from the repository of the financial institution, and routes the image file prior to the secondary network resources posting a financial transaction based on a financial instrument depicted in the image file.

[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]


Business-to-business internet infrastructure
Patent No. 10210532 

Inventor(s): Pallab K. Chatterjee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12102247 on 04/14/2008 (3963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for integrating a trading partner into an XML based Internet. The system is operable to access the Internet to register a business name with one or more XML naming systems and register a business name with one or more XML naming systems. The system is further operable to receive an XML based address from the one or more XML naming systems. The system is still further operable to assign the XML based address to an authoritative XML naming system and map the XML based address to the Internet.

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


System for reconciling an electronic statement of events
Patent No. 10210584 

Inventor(s): Jerzy Miernik (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15005713 on 01/25/2016 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for reconciling an electronic statement of events. In this regard, the present provides for presenting, within a GUI, display of events that a user has designated as reconciled in a condensed view, such that the typical single line of text or multi-line text that represents an event is either diminished or removed from the GUI. In additional embodiments of the invention, in response to presenting the condensed view, a second listing, a chart and/or a table may be presented in the GUI alongside the events yet to be reconciled, which lists or indicates the events that have been reconciled. As a result the user is provided with an ”at a glance” view of reconciled events/transactions and can readily ascertain the progress that is being made toward completion of the reconciliation process.

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


Store shelf imaging system and method
Patent No. 10210603 

Inventor(s): Charles D. Rizzolo (Fairport, NY), Dennis L. Venable (Marion, NY), Ethan Shen (Ontario, , CA), Thomas F. Wade (Rochester, NY), Wencheng Wu (Webster, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15294937 on 10/17/2016 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a retail environment. A control unit acquires the images captured by the at least one image capture device at a sequence of locations of the mobile base in the retail environment. The control unit extracts product-related data from the acquired images and generates a store profile indicating locations of products and their associated tags throughout the retail environment, based on the extracted product-related data. The store profile can be used for generating new product labels for a sale in an appropriate order for a person to match to the appropriate locations in a single pass through the store.

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


Multiple landmark detection in medical images based on hierarchical feature learning and end-to-end training
Patent No. 10210613 

Inventor(s): David Liu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Erlangen, , DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591157 on 05/10/2017 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present embodiments relate to detecting multiple landmarks in medical images. By way of introduction, the present embodiments described below include apparatuses and methods for detecting landmarks using hierarchical feature learning with end-to-end training. Multiple neural networks are provided with convolutional layers for extracting features from medical images and with a convolutional layer for learning spatial relationships between the extracted features. Each neural network is trained to detect different landmarks using a different resolution of the medical images, and the convolutional layers of each neural network are trained together with end-to-end training to learn appearance and spatial configuration simultaneously. The trained neural networks detect multiple landmarks in a test image iteratively by detecting landmarks at different resolutions, using landmarks detected a lesser resolutions to detect additional landmarks at higher resolutions.

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


Wearable ultrasonic sensors with haptic signaling for blindside risk detection and notification
Patent No. 10210723 

Inventor(s): Rudolph Mappus (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15295403 on 10/17/2016 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, non-transitory computer-readable media and methods for providing a haptic signal based upon a detection of an object are disclosed. For example, the processor of a device may transmit a first ultrasonic signal via an ultrasonic emitter and detect an object based upon a receiving of a reflected signal via an ultrasonic detector, where the reflected signal comprises a reflection of the first ultrasonic signal from the object. The processor may further monitor for a second ultrasonic signal via the ultrasonic detector. The device may be associated with a user, and the second ultrasonic signal may be associated with a teammate of the user. The processor may also select whether to provide an instruction to a haptic actuator when the object is detected, based upon whether the second ultrasonic signal is received via the ultrasonic detector.

[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


Departure sequencing systems and methods
Patent No. 10210766 

Inventor(s): Bo Zhang (Bridgeville, PA), Hakan Ergan (Pittsburgh, PA), Ilhan Ince (Baltimore, MD), Lourdmareddy Gumireddy (Sewickley, PA)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer, L.L.P. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15228184 on 08/04/2016 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A departure sequencing system models airport operations and provides suggested gate pushback times for aircraft. In various embodiments, a departure sequencing system includes an airport state analyzer, a taxi-out predictor, and a pushback optimizer. The departure sequencing system may utilize stochastic models, and resolve aircraft conflicts using a business rules engine. Via use of the departure sequencing system, taxi times may be reduced, taxi fuel burn may be reduced, and airport throughput may be increased.

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


Noise control system for a ducted rotor assembly
Patent No. 10210856 

Inventor(s): Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Levi C. Hefner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15933810 on 03/23/2018 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A noise control system for a ducted rotor assembly, the ducted rotor assembly including a hub, a duct, and two or more blades coupled to the hub and supported by the duct. The noise control system including a microphone configured to receive a sound input generated by the ducted rotor assembly, the microphone configured for association with the hub; a speaker unit configured to generate a cancellation noise, the speaker configured for association with the hub; and a controller operably connected to the microphone and the speaker unit, the controller configured to selectively adjust harmonics of the cancellation noise to reduce an acoustic signature of the ducted rotor assembly. In another aspect, there is provided a rotorcraft with a ducted rotor assembly in a tail portion including a noise control system. In a third aspect, there is a method of reducing an acoustic signature of a ducted rotor assembly.

[G10K] SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES (sound-producing toys A63H 5/00); METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [6]


Method and apparatus for creating a custom track
Patent No. 10210902 

Inventor(s): Michael Wayne Shore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Rose Trading, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15897489 on 02/15/2018 (369 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for creating and editing video and/or audio tracks is described. The method includes providing at least one artist, venue, and track available for selection and providing at least one clip associated with the at least one artist, venue, and track. The method also includes allowing a user to create a custom track from the at least one clip. The system includes a plurality of video cameras for recording a live performance at a plurality of positions. The system also includes at least one server for storing a plurality of video clips created from the plurality of video cameras and an application stored on the at least one server for allowing a user to access the plurality of video clips via the Internet.

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


Reducing injection type of read disturb in a cold read of a memory device
Patent No. 10210941 

Inventor(s): Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15879084 on 01/24/2018 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device and associated techniques for optimizing the channel boosting level in an unselected NAND string during a read operation for a selected NAND string. A tracking circuit tracks an indicator of a floating voltage of unselected word lines of a block. For example, this can include tracking a time since a last sensing operation, and determining whether a power on event has occurred without a subsequent sensing operation. In response to a read command, the indicator is used to set parameters in the read operation which can reduce disturbs. This can include setting a duration and/or a magnitude of a select gate voltage pulse during the increase of the voltage of the unselected word lines. The duration and/or a magnitude of the control gate voltage pulse can also be set based on a temperature.

[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)


End of life prediction based on memory wear
Patent No. 10210943 

Inventor(s): Liam Michael Parker (Edinburgh, , GB), Neil Richard Darragh (Edinburgh, , GB), Sergey Anatolievich Gorobets (Edinburgh, , GB)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491596 on 04/19/2017 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system or flash card may include a mechanism for memory cell measurement and analysis that independently measures/predicts memory wear/endurance, data retention (DR), read disturb, and/or remaining margin. These effects may be independently quantified by analyzing the state distributions of the individual voltage levels of the cells. In particular, a histogram of cell voltage distributions of the memory cells can be analyzed to identify signatures for certain effects (e.g. wear, DR, read disturb, margin, etc.). Those measurements may be used for block cycling, data loss prediction, or adjustments to memory parameters. Pre-emptive action at the appropriate time based on the measurements may lead to improved memory management and data management. That action may include calculating the remaining useful life of data stored in memory, cycling blocks, predicting data loss, trade-off or dynamic adjustments of memory parameters.

[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)


Automatic communication failure recovery systems
Patent No. 10212104 

Inventor(s): Bhuvaneswari Balasubramanian (Frisco, TX), Japan Bhatt (Plano, TX), Jonathan Ji-Ching Lee (Frisco, TX), Maten Mathew Navarifar (Allen, TX), Spencer Pierce Martin (Frisco, TX), Vijaya Kumar Pasam (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816479 on 11/17/2017 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for automatic communication failure recovery. The system may receive customer data associated with a customer and generate a message based on the customer data. The system may transmit the message to the customer and upon determining that the customer has failed to engage the message within a predetermined amount of time, the system may monitor an application service to detect when the customer logs in and then generate a communication link between a CSR terminal and the customer”s device and cause a communication interface within the application to launch on the customer”s device.

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


Information management and customization based on user interests and previous transactions
Patent No. 10212249 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14813636 on 07/30/2015 (1300 days app to issue)

Abstract: Identifying user input data on a mobile user device may provide a way to predict the types of questions and actions a user will take and offer information contemporaneously with such actions. One example method of operation includes identifying an active application programming interface (API) of a presently operating application executing on the user device, and identifying input data populating the application. Then, storing and processing the input data to identify a topic of interest and retrieving relevant content that is associated with the topic of interest, and creating a recommendation message based on the relevant content.

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


 

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Thermal energy guiding systems including anisotropic thermal guiding coatings and methods for fabricating the same
Patent No. 10209016 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Tsuyoshi Nomura (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: 13848827 on 03/22/2013 (2160 days app to issue)

Abstract: Thermal energy guiding systems and methods for fabricating thermal energy guiding systems are provided. A thermal energy guiding system includes a thermal energy source and an anisotropic thermal guiding coating in thermal communication with a surface of the thermal energy source. The anisotropic thermal guiding coating includes a plurality of layers including a first layer and a second layer. The first layer has a first thermal conductivity and the second layer has a second thermal conductivity. The plurality of layers are non-uniformly arranged on the surface of the thermal energy source in order to guide thermal energy from the thermal energy source according to a thermal energy management objective.

[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)


Dynamic rechargeable battery capacity monitor
Patent No. 10209316 

Inventor(s): Falong Li (Shanghai, , CN), Sihua Wen (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14635187 on 03/02/2015 (1450 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for dynamically monitoring a capacity of a battery includes estimating a first voltage threshold of the battery that is being discharged, wherein the first voltage threshold corresponds to a low capacity of the battery, and measuring a present voltage and a present current of the discharging battery. The method further includes re-scaling the present current based on the estimated first voltage threshold and the measured present voltage of the discharging battery, and calculating, based on re-scaling the measured present current, the battery”s capacity before the present voltage level decreases below the first voltage threshold.

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


Method and system for data processing for real-time text analysis
Patent No. 10210157 

Inventor(s): Ragunathan Mariappan (Chennai, , IN), Sandipan Dandapat (Kolkata, , IN), Shourya Roy (Bangalore, , IN), Shreshtha Mundra (Indore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Robb, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15183831 on 06/16/2016 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods data processing for real-time text analysis. The method includes receiving text content from a plurality of user-computing devices, wherein the text content comprises at least a current text segment and a previous text segment. The method further includes extracting one or more first features from the current text segment, wherein at least a first feature of the one or more first features corresponds to a difference between timestamps associated with each of the current text segment and the previous text segment. The method further includes categorizing the current text segment into a predetermined category of one or more predetermined categories, based on at least the one or more first features, automatically by utilizing a classifier. Further, the method includes predicting a likelihood of evolution of an attribute in the text content, based on the predetermined category associated with the current text segment.

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


Computer architecture for emulating master-slave controllers for a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10210428 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983813 on 05/18/2018 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a master boss and a slave boss. The slave boss is configured to iteratively send execute and output commands to a first plurality of nodes implemented by a node engine identified in a first boss table in response to receiving an execute command from the master boss. The master boss is configured to iteratively send execute and output commands to the slave boss and a second plurality of nodes implemented by the node engine identified in a second boss table. Each node is configured to receive a first correlithm object, fetch a second correlithm object based on the first correlithm object in response to receiving an execute command, and output the second correlithm object in response to receiving an output command.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


Semiconductor product and fabrication process
Patent No. 10211096 

Inventor(s): Abbas Ali (Plano, TX), Chao Zuo (Chengdu, , CN), Hong Yang (Richardson, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Yaping Chen (Chengdu, , CN), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928492 on 03/22/2018 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples provide processes for fabricating a semiconductor product and for forming a patterned stack with an aluminum layer and a tungsten layer, including forming a first dielectric layer on a gate structure and on first and second regions of a substrate, forming a diffusion barrier layer on the first dielectric layer, forming a tungsten layer on the diffusion barrier layer, forming an aluminum layer on the tungsten layer, forming a hard mask on the aluminum layer, forming a patterned resist mask which covers the hard mask above the first region and exposes the hard mask layer above the second region, dry etching the hard mask and the aluminum layer above the second region using the patterned resist mask layer, removing the resist mask, and dry etching the tungsten layer using the hard mask layer to expose the first dielectric layer above the second region.

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


Packaged semiconductor device having multi-level leadframes configured as modules
Patent No. 10211132 

Inventor(s): Chia-Yu Chang (Chung Ho, , TW), Chih-Chien Ho (Chung Ho, , TW), Steven Su (Chung Ho, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15924767 on 03/19/2018 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leadframe ([b]100[/b]) comprises a frame ([b]101[/b]) of sheet metal in a first planar level, where the frame has metallic leads ([b]110[/b]) and a first metallic pad ([b]120[/b]) extending inward from the frame, and the first pad is tied to the frame by first metallic straps ([b]120[/b][i]a[/i]). The leadframe further has a second metallic pad ([b]130[/b]) in a second planar level parallel to and spaced from the first level, where the second pad is tied by second metallic straps ([b]132[/b]) to the frame. In addition, the leadframe has a third metallic pad ([b]140[/b]) in a third planar level parallel to and spaced from the second level and additively from the first level, where the third pad is tied by third metallic straps ([b]131[/b]) to the second pad.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing word lines having vertical protrusion regions and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10211215 

Inventor(s): Akira Takahashi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Haruki Urata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kazuto Watanabe (Yokkaichi, , JP), Michiaki Sano (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tae-Kyung Kim (San Jose, CA), Yashushi Ishii (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15895102 on 02/13/2018 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed over a substrate. Each of the first insulating layers and the first sacrificial material layers includes a respective horizontally-extending portion and a respective non-horizontally-extending portion. Memory stack structures are formed through the horizontally-extending portions of the alternating stack. Regions of the non-horizontally-extending portions of the sacrificial material layers are masked with patterned etch mask portions. Unmasked first regions of the non-horizontally-extending portions of the first sacrificial material layers are selectively recessed, and the sacrificial material layers with electrically conductive layers. Each electrically conductive layer can include a vertical plate region and a protrusion region that protrudes above the vertical plate region and having a narrower lateral dimension that the vertical plate region. Metal contact structures can be formed on the protrusion regions without contacting the vertical plate regions.

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


Integrated circuit with hall effect and anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensors
Patent No. 10211255 

Inventor(s): Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Keith Ryan Green (Prosper, TX), William David French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15865825 on 01/09/2018 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples provide wafer-level integration of magnetoresistive sensors and Hall-effect sensors in a single integrated circuit, in which one or more vertical and/or horizontal Hall sensors are formed on or in a substrate along with transistors and other circuitry, and a magnetoresistive sensor circuit is formed in the IC metallization structure.

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


High density resistive random access memory (RRAM)
Patent No. 10211257 

Inventor(s): John Hongguang Zhang (Fishkill, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15829397 on 12/01/2017 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory cell includes a substrate layer, with a plurality of silicided semiconductor fins stacked on the substrate layer and spaced apart from one another. A first metal liner layer is stacked on the plurality of silicided semiconductor fins and on the substrate layer. A plurality of first contact pillars are stacked on the first metal liner layer adjacent a different respective one of the plurality of silicided semiconductor fins. A configurable resistance structure covers portions of the first metal liner layer that are stacked on the substrate layer and portions of the first metal liner layer that are stacked on each of the plurality of silicided semiconductor fins. A metal fill layer is stacked on the configurable resistance structure. A plurality of second contact pillars is stacked on the metal fill layer adjacent a space between a different pair of adjacent silicided semiconductor fins of the plurality thereof.

[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]


Device and method for a thin film resistor using a via retardation layer
Patent No. 10211278 

Inventor(s): Abbas Ali (Plano, TX), Dhishan Kande (Dallas, TX), Qi-Zhong Hong (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15646917 on 07/11/2017 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) chip is disclosed. The method includes depositing a first thin film resistor material on a first inter-level dielectric (ILD) layer; depositing an etch retardant layer overlying the first thin film resistor material; and patterning and etching the etch retardant layer and the first thin film resistor material to form a first resistor. The method continues with depositing a second ILD layer overlying the first resistor; and patterning and etching the second ILD layer using a first etch chemistry to form vias through the second ILD layer and the etch retardant layer to the first resistor. The etch retardant layer is selective to a first etch chemistry and the thickness of the etch retardant layer is such that the via etching process removes substantially all exposed portions of the etch retardant layer and substantially prevents consumption of the underlying first thin film resistor material.

[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 cost flash memory fabrication flow based on metal gate process
Patent No. 10211303 

Inventor(s): Ning Tan (Allen, TX), Weidong Tian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15223109 on 07/29/2016 (935 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit contains a flash cell in which the top gate of the sense transistor is a metal sense gate over the floating gate. The source/drain regions of the sense transistor extend under the floating gate so that the source region is separated from the drain region by a sense channel length less than 200 nanometers. The floating gate is at least 400 nanometers wide, so the source/drain regions of the sense transistor extend under the floating gate at least 100 nanometers on each side. The integrated circuit is formed by forming the sense transistor source and drain regions before forming the floating gate.

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


LDMOS transistor with segmented gate dielectric layer
Patent No. 10211335 

Inventor(s): Ming-yeh Chuang (McKinney, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830263 on 12/04/2017 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power transistor is provided with at least one transistor finger that lies within a semiconductor material. The gate oxide is segmented into a set of segments with thick field oxide between each segment in order to reduce gate capacitance and thereby improve a resistance times gate charge figure of merit.

[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]


Spin accumulation torque MRAM
Patent No. 10211393 

Inventor(s): Goran Mihajlovic (San Jose, CA), Jordan Asher Katine (Mountain View, CA), Neil Leslie Robertson (Palo Alto, CA), Neil Smith (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15440129 on 02/23/2017 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: An MRAM memory cell is proposed that is based on spin accumulation torque. One embodiment includes a magnetic tunnel junction, a spin accumulation layer connected to the magnetic tunnel junction and a polarization layer connected to the spin accumulation layer. The polarization layer and the spin accumulation layer use spin accumulation to provide a spin accumulation torque on the free magnetic layer of the magnetic tunnel junction to change direction of magnetization of the free magnetic 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]


Multi-band antenna on the surface of wireless communication devices
Patent No. 10211512 

Inventor(s): Hongwei Liu (San Diego, CA), Ping Shi (San Diego, CA), Wee Kian Toh (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15375814 on 12/12/2016 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment wireless communication device includes a circuit board and a cover having a back surface covering a portion of a first surface of the circuit board and an opening in the back surface. A top antenna is disposed within the cover and is electrically connected to the circuit board at a first feed point on a first edge of the circuit board. A secondary antenna disposed within the cover has a first antenna portion connected to the circuit board at a second feed point, and a second antenna portion of the second antenna extends laterally from a second edge of the circuit board over the first surface of the circuit board and between the back surface of the cover and the first surface of the circuit board such that at least a portion of the second antenna portion is exposed through the opening in the back surface.

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


PCB beam-forming antenna
Patent No. 10211526 

Inventor(s): Rea Richard Schmid (Rochester, MN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14496919 on 09/25/2014 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-dimensional antenna includes a ground plane, a primary radiator element, and at least one switchable radiator element. The ground plane comprises an electrically conductive material and is electrically coupled to an electrical ground. The primary radiator element is disposed in a coplanar relationship to said ground plane and is electrically coupled to a signal path of a transceiver. The at least one switchable radiator element is disposed in a coplanar relationship to the ground plane and the primary radiator element and is selectably electrically couplable to one of the signal path of the transceiver and the electrical ground.

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


Fail-safe for shared pin
Patent No. 10211621 

Inventor(s): Nitin Agarwal (Bangalore, , IN), Sumit Dubey (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15087089 on 03/31/2016 (1055 days app to issue)

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

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


Back EMF monitor for motor control
Patent No. 10211767 

Inventor(s): Juergen Luebbe (Fairview, TX), Qunying Li (Allen, TX), Robert E. Whyte, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15396989 on 01/03/2017 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a motor current input voltage-to-current (VI) converter that receives a motor current sensor voltage from a motor and a reference voltage to generate an output current related to a motor”s current. A motor current calibration VI converter compensates for errors in the motor current input VI converter and generates a calibration output current based on the reference voltage, wherein the output current and the calibration output current are combined to form an estimate of the motor”s current.

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


Circuits having a switch with back-gate bias
Patent No. 10211825 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Thompson Hine LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15616527 on 06/07/2017 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electronic circuits with a switch and methods for operating a switch in an electronic circuit. A first amplifier is coupled by a first path with an antenna. A second amplifier is coupled by a second path with the antenna. A transistor is coupled with the first path at a node. The first transistor includes a back gate. A back-gate bias circuit is coupled with the back gate of the first transistor. The back-gate bias circuit is configured to supply a bias voltage to the back gate of the first transistor that lowers a threshold voltage of the transistor.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Minimum search length analog to digital converter
Patent No. 10211844 

Inventor(s): Arkady Molev-Shteiman (Basking Ridge, NJ), Xiao-Feng Qi (Westfield, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15879174 on 01/24/2018 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates converting an analog input signal to a digital output signal in a number of successive approximation cycles. A sampled analog input signal is received, and a decision node is loaded from a decision tree stored in memory, where each decision node in the decision tree stores an optimal threshold value and an address to one or more next decision nodes. The optimal threshold value, a first output flag and a second output flag associated with a currently loaded decision node is read from the decision tree in the memory, and the sampled first analog input signal is compared with the optimal threshold value and, based on a result of the comparison, a next decision node is loaded from the decision tree stored in memory according to the address associated with the currently loaded decision node or the digital output signal is output.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


Fully differential adjustable gain devices and methods for use therewith
Patent No. 10211865 

Inventor(s): Matthew R. Miller (Arlington Heights, IL), Paul R. Ganci (Golden, CO)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16015926 on 06/22/2018 (242 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for a fully differential adjustable gain device that includes differential input terminals, differential output terminals, fully differential signal processing circuitry, and first and second cross-coupled segments. The first cross-coupled segment is coupled between differential input terminals of the fully differential adjustable gain device and a negative input of the fully differential signal processing circuitry. The second cross-coupled segment is coupled between differential input terminals of the fully differential adjustable gain device and a positive input of the fully differential signal processing circuitry. The fully differential adjustable gain device has a gain that is adjustable by adjusting values of the first and second cross-coupled segments, while maintaining a substantially consistent frequency response and a substantially consistent input impedance of the fully differential adjustable gain device, so long as a specified relationship between values of the first and second cross-coupled segments is kept substantially constant.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for multi-user multiple input multiple output communications
Patent No. 10211891 

Inventor(s): Zhengxiang Ma (Summit, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14724639 on 05/28/2015 (1363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a communications controller in a wireless communications system includes scheduling a pair of user equipments (UE) located in different ones of a plurality of split beams using an appropriate code pair that produces the plurality of split beams for multi-user multiple-input multiple output (MU-MIMO) mode transmission, and transmitting data packets to the pair of UEs in accordance with the appropriate code pair.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for managing a frequency spectrum in a wavelength division multiplexing network
Patent No. 10211943 

Inventor(s): Paul Morkel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE (Meiningen OT Dreissigacker, , DE)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411490 on 01/20/2017 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wavelength division multiplexing, WDM, network comprising an apparatus adapted to manage a frequency spectrum in the wavelength division multiplexing, WDM, network, the apparatus comprising an adjustment unit adapted to adjust a frequency offset between carriers for each individual carrier depending on performance characteristics of the individual carriers.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for CSI reporting
Patent No. 10211964 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Hongbo Si (Garland, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15214274 on 07/19/2016 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for CSI reporting mechanisms are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive channel state information (CSI) process configuration information including at least one beamformed type associated with a plurality of non-zero-power (NZP) CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) resource configurations and receive a CSI-RS resource index (CRI) reporting configuration. The processor is configured to calculate, in response to receipt of the configuration information, a CRI and a channel quality indicator (CQI). The transceiver is further configured to report the CRI and the CQI by transmitting the CRI and the CQI on an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Interoperability gateway for land mobile radio system
Patent No. 10212026 

Inventor(s): Arindam Roy (Plano, TX), Brandon Hudson Yarbrough (Richardson, TX), Jon Bartosch (Rowlett, TX), Steven Newman (Lincoln, NE)
Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15786476 on 10/17/2017 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an interoperability gateway system that provides backup connection between a dispatch center and a Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system in the event the dispatch center is disconnected from the LMR system. In general, this may be accomplished by providing an RF link between the disconnected site and the interoperability gateway via a controller, or interoperability site network interface (ISNI), that is activated when the dispatch center is disconnected from the LMR system. The interoperability gateway provides the backup connection by allocating a control station for each channel available at the disconnected LMR system. When compared to conventional dispatch console backup schemes, the disclosed interoperability gateway system greatly reduces the equipment needed to provide dispatch console backup, thereby decreasing equipment and operation costs, and simplifying operation by providing a solution that is virtually transparent to the dispatcher.

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


Facilitating digital data transfers using augmented reality display devices
Patent No. 10212157 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15353005 on 11/16/2016 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: An augmented reality system that includes an augmented reality user device for a first person including a head-mounted display configured to overlay virtual objects onto tangible objects in real-time, a memory, a camera, and one or more processors. The augmented reality user device is configured to perform facial recognition on the captured image to identify a face of the second person, to identify an entry for the second person, and to initiate a peer-to-peer transfer when the entry for the second person has been identified. The augmented reality user device is further configured to authenticate the identify of the second person, to generate a transfer token for facilitating the peer-to-peer transfer, and to send the transfer token to a first institution associated with the first person to initiate the peer-to-peer transfer. A network device of the first institution is configured to receive the transfer token and facilitate the peer-to-peer transfer.

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


Systems and methods for interworking with over the top applications in communications network
Patent No. 10212192 

Inventor(s): Michael Brett Wallis (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15402608 on 01/10/2017 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating communications with an operating system suspended OTT application on a user device. The methods include sending, from a P-CSCF or a WebRTC Gateway, to a push notification framework, a notification configured to cause the push notification framework to send a push notification to the suspended OTT application (IMS OTT application or WebRTC OTT application). The push notification may wake up the OTT application and cause a notification initiated REGISTRATION request to be sent by the OTT application. This can be initiated just before the IMS core network de-registers the OTT application based on a timer, or based on receipt of a SIP request (e.g. phone call received) when the OTT application is suspended. In addition, the push notification provides a lightweight authentication at the P-CSCF instead of a full blown authentication at the usual place S-CSCF.

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


Service support for suspended and inactive subscribers
Patent No. 10212193 

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: 15154081 on 05/13/2016 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include receiving, at a serving call session control function (S-CSCF) device, from a home subscriber server (HSS), a subscriber profile that includes a first subscription state associated with a user device. The first subscription state is one of a plurality of subscription states in addition to barred and not barred. The method includes routing messages to at least one of a plurality of application server devices based on at least one initial filter criteria (iFC) associated with the first subscription state. The method also includes receiving, at the S-CSCF device and from the HSS, a subscription state change to a second subscription state from the HSS, wherein the second subscription state is one of the plurality of subscription states. The method further includes identifying at least one iFC associated with the second subscription state, and routing messages to at least one of the plurality of application servers based on the at least one iFC associated with the second subscription state.

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


Handling audio path failure and poor quality of service for voice calls in a contact center
Patent No. 10212200 

Inventor(s): Marcin Pycko (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Noble Systems Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15848766 on 12/20/2017 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for handling an audio path failure and/or non-conformant QoS for a call between a contact center agent and remote party. Specifically, an audio path is established to a first telephony device being used by the agent and a call is bridged onto the audio path so that audio can be streamed back-and-forth between the first telephony device and a second telephony device being used by the party. Accordingly, various embodiments of the invention involve monitoring the audio path to detect an audio path failure and/or non-conformant QoS for the audio and bridging the call onto a second audio path when a failure or non-conformant QoS is detected so that the call is not disconnected from the second telephony device and a third device (e.g., IVR) can stream audio over the second audio path to the second telephony device.

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


Method and apparatus for managing communication activities of a communication device
Patent No. 10212235 

Inventor(s): Steven M. Belz (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15339364 on 10/31/2016 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, selecting a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices to analyze activities of the first communication device, presenting at a device activity information associated with the activities of the first communication device, facilitating an exchange of messages between the device and the first communication device, receiving a request from the device to transfer control of the first communication device to the device responsive to the device receiving an unsatisfactory response from the first communication device, and receiving control information from the device to adjust an operational aspect of the first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Communication packet header data compression
Patent No. 10212258 

Inventor(s): Serge M. Manning (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprint Communications Company L.P. (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15881969 on 01/29/2018 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data communication system compresses packet headers. A transmitter executes state machines to process a data packet and determine if a transmitter state machine is transferring Interdependent Machine Output (IMO) data. The transmitter generates an IMO vector that indicates if any IMO data is in the data packet. If IMO is present, then the transmitter augments the IMO vector to indicate the individual transmitter state machines that transferred the IMO data. The transmitter transfers the data packet with the IMO vector to a receiver. The receiver processes the IMO vector to determine if any IMO data is transferred in the data packet. If IMO data is transferred, then the receiver processes the augmented IMO vector to transfer the IMO data to individual receiver state machine that correspond to the transmitter state machines that transferred the IMO data.

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


Camera augmented reality based activity history tracking
Patent No. 10212337 

Inventor(s): Adam K. Zajac (San Diego, CA), Anthony J. Mazzola (Ramona, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15289698 on 10/10/2016 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: Augmented reality can be used to display previously captured images on a viewfinder of a camera as the camera”s active position nears a position from which the picture was originally taken. A histogram file may associate the original image with positional information of the camera when the image was captured. When the cameras active position nears those coordinates, a transparent version of the digital image is displayed on the viewfinder of the camera. The positional information may include a spatial location of the camera (e.g., GPS coordinates, etc.) as well as an orientation of the camera (e.g., yaw, pitch, roll, etc.). Augmented reality can be used to guide the user to configure/re-configure the camera in order to correct (or avoid) an image quality issue/defect when re-taking a picture.

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


Virtual frame buffer system and method
Patent No. 10212440 

Inventor(s): Steve Bakke (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Law Office of H. Dale Langley, Jr., P.C. (Local + 217 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15492212 on 04/20/2017 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for encoding and decoding a frame (also file), such as a video, graphic, media, or other frame or data, representing a real-time graphic output from a frame buffer, output by a video camera, or another file or data. The file includes frames each comprising macroblocks. Reference frame buffers (PFTs), virtual frame buffer tables (VFTBs) of equal number to the PFTs, each VFTB corresponds to a respective PFT, and respective sectors of each PFT for respective macroblocks are created. Frames of the file are encoded/decoded by successive encode/decode of macroblocks. A pointer is created in the VFBT associated with the PFT rather than encoding/decoding any matching macroblock. The pointer and its reference are relied on for each already encoded/decoded macroblock retained in the PFT. Processing, memory, bandwidth and power requirements for encoding or decoding are reduced.

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


Hybrid circuit-packet switch
Patent No. 10212497 

Inventor(s): Terrel Morris (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Tong, Rea, Bentley Kim, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15028529 on 10/22/2013 (1946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid circuit-packet switch device includes a packet switch and a circuit switch. The circuit switch selectively passes, under control of a control logic, incoming data received at an optical input of the hybrid circuit-packet switch device to the packet switch or an optical output of the hybrid circuit-packet switch device.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Location-based buffer management systems and methods
Patent No. 10212551 

Inventor(s): Akshaya Trivedi (Plano, TX), Siddharth Chitnis (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14796149 on 07/10/2015 (1320 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary method includes a buffer management system tracking a geographic location of a mobile computing device while the mobile computing device receives streaming content by way of a network; determining, based on the tracked geographic location, that the mobile computing device is approaching a geographic area designated as having a network connectivity level that is below a predetermined threshold; and dynamically increasing, in response to determining that the mobile computing device is approaching the geographic area and based on the tracked geographic location of the mobile computing device, a size of a buffer maintained by the mobile computing device and used to present the streaming content by way of the mobile computing device. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Velocity-weighted analysis of user equipment location data
Patent No. 10212554 

Inventor(s): Kuang-Chi Tung (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: 16119756 on 08/31/2018 (172 days app to issue)

Abstract: Velocity-weighted analysis of UE location data is disclosed. UE velocity can be determined from the change in position and time. UE dwell can also be determined from the change in position and time. UE dwell and UE velocity can be inversely related. UE dwell an UE velocity can be correlated to a likelihood that an event occurrence related to a point of interest affects UE travel between a first and second location. A location of the point of interest can be determined to be in a region corresponding to a path between the first and second location. The region can be associated with the UE dwell and/or UE velocity, such that a probability of interaction can be determined for the event occurrence for the point of interest. The region can comprise a probable UE path based on historical UE data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for session establishment by unauthenticated user equipment
Patent No. 10212594 

Inventor(s): Jennifer Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Murray Hill, NJ)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886787 on 02/01/2018 (383 days app to issue)

Abstract: An authentication server establishes a network connection to user equipment (UE) in a non-3GPP compliant access network. The authentication server obtains an identity for the UE and determines that the UE is unauthenticated and requesting establishment through a non-3GPP compliant access network. The authentication server negotiates a connection mode with the unauthenticated UE and negotiates connection parameters for the connection mode with the unauthenticated UE. The authentication server may then establish a network connection through the non-3GPP compliant access network to the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Co-existence mechanism for downloadable voice application client
Patent No. 10212627 

Inventor(s): Chao Kan (Frisco, TX), Gautam G. Reddy (Plano, TX), Matthew Oommen (Frisco, TX), Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15374909 on 12/09/2016 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for call processing comprising processing telecommunications data with an Over-The-Top (OTT) client on a handset, determining whether to use a voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) client or a WiFi client in response to an operational change and reconfiguring the handset to use the VoLTE client or the WiFi client if the determination is made to use the VoLTE client or the WiFi client, respectively.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for DRX control and NACK/ACK
Patent No. 10212638 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13917162 on 06/13/2013 (2077 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of combining semi-persistent resource allocation and dynamic resource allocation are provided. Packets, such as VoIP packets, are transmitted on the uplink and downlink using respective semi-persistent resources. For each mobile device, awake periods and sleep periods are defined. The semi-persistent resources are aligned with the awake periods so that most of the time the mobile device can turn off its wireless access radio during the sleep periods. In addition, signalling to request, and to allocate, resources for additional packets are transmitted during the awake periods, and the resources allocated for the additional packets are within the awake windows.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for resource allocation for unlicensed spectrum in new radio (NR)
Patent No. 10212708 

Inventor(s): Carolyn Taylor (Homewood, IL)
Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Drinker Biddle Reath LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670417 on 08/07/2017 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and apparatus for allocating radio resources for use by mobile user equipment (UE), including sensing available radio spectrum resources, allocating at least a portion of the sensed available resources for use by at least one UE, detecting changes in the radio resource usage situation, and modifying the allocation of resources based at least in part on the detected changes in the radio resource usage situation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for coordinating spatial reuse among low power communications devices
Patent No. 10212710 

Inventor(s): Gaokun Pang (Shenzhen, , CN), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169222 on 05/31/2016 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining a transmission power level configuration of time slots of a shared channel using communications occurring within a first communications group and at a first transmission power level, and communicating with a second device in a time slot in accordance with the transmission power level configuration, wherein communications occurring during the time slot is at a second transmission power level, wherein the second transmission power level is lower than the first transmission power level.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Channelization for signal boosters
Patent No. 10212716 

Inventor(s): Glen Raggio (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15294511 on 10/14/2016 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technology is described for increasing signal booster while maintaining network protections. A distance from the signal booster to one or more base stations can be estimated. A base station coupling loss (BSCL) value can be calculated based on the estimated distance. A gain and/or a noise power of an uplink signal of the frequency band can be adjusted based on the BSCL value while maintaining network protections.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and apparatus for a substrate core layer
Patent No. 10212818 

Inventor(s): Anwar A. Mohammed (San Jose, CA), Fei Yu (Wuhan, , CN), Rui Niu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16001416 on 06/06/2018 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structure for a core layer of a substrate and a method for fabricating a core layer of a substrate are disclosed. The core layer comprises a molding compound encapsulating a die or a plurality of dies, a dielectric layer on the surfaces of the molding compound, and a conductive layer on top of the dielectric layer. A through hole is formed through the dielectric layer and the molding compound, which may be filled with a metal plate. A laser via is formed similarly. Build-up layers may be assembled next to the core layer to form the substrate, which can be used to package dies.

[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)


Slotted fabric over foam electromagnetic interference gaskets
Patent No. 10212863 

Inventor(s): Shelby Ball (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Laird Technologies Inc. (Chesterfield, MO)
Law Firm: Harness, Dickey Pierce, P.L.C. (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928309 on 03/22/2018 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding gasket is disclosed, the gasket having a series of slots thereon. The gasket may include an electrically-conductive outer layer adhered to a resiliently compressible core, and may further include a pressure sensitive adhesive thereon for adhering the gasket to a substrate. Each slot is a portion of the gasket that has been removed from the gasket by, for example, cutting a portion of the outer layer and core and removing a substantial majority of the core and all but the base of the gasket, thereby leaving a strip of electrically-conductive outer layer in each slot.

[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)


DESIGN PATENTS

Underpants
Patent No. D840635 

Inventor(s): Maloyce Dickson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593317 on 02/08/2017 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multi-surface bag
Patent No. D840681 

Inventor(s): Caroline Elizabeth Verver (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29605949 on 05/31/2017 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chair
Patent No. D840704 

Inventor(s): Chris Brandel (Chicago, IL), Dan Rucker (Chicago, IL), Daniel Grabowski (East Grand Rapids, MI), Matthew Banach (Gurnee, IL), Michael J. Sawadski (Mount Prospect, IL)
Assignee(s): Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630048 on 12/19/2017 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chair
Patent No. D840705 

Inventor(s): Chris Brandel (Chicago, IL), Dan Rucker (Chicago, IL), Daniel Grabowski (East Grand Rapids, MI), Matthew Banach (Gurnee, IL), Michael J. Sawadski (Mount Prospect, IL)
Assignee(s): Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630089 on 12/19/2017 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chair
Patent No. D840706 

Inventor(s): Chris Brandel (Chicago, IL), Dan Rucker (Chicago, IL), Daniel Grabowski (East Grand Rapids, MI), Matthew Banach (Gurnee, IL), Michael J. Sawadski (Mount Prospect, IL)
Assignee(s): Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630170 on 12/19/2017 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multi-purpose framing hammer
Patent No. D840780 

Inventor(s): Gilbert Pacheco, III (Frisco, TX), Gilbert Pacheco, IV (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617173 on 09/12/2017 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Coupling article
Patent No. D840795 

Inventor(s): Stephen LaMont Tribbett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29610645 on 07/13/2017 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pull tab simulating a cannabis leaf cutout
Patent No. D840809 

Inventor(s): Brian K. Reaux (Red Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29620320 on 10/11/2016 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Trash bag
Patent No. D840833 

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29624564 on 11/02/2017 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Trash bag
Patent No. D840834 

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29626008 on 11/14/2017 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multi-compartment recloseable rigid domed package
Patent No. D840840 

Inventor(s): Jorge W. Maldonado (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): The Quaker Oats Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29624754 on 11/03/2017 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multi-compartment recloseable rigid domed package
Patent No. D840841 

Inventor(s): Jorge W. Maldonado (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): The Quaker Oats Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29624756 on 11/03/2017 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multi-compartment recloseable rigid domed package
Patent No. D840842 

Inventor(s): Jorge W. Maldonado (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): The Quaker Oats Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29624759 on 11/03/2017 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lantern speaker
Patent No. D840967 

Inventor(s): Hendra Wijaya (Arlington, TX), Marcus Pestl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Forever Gifts, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29637773 on 02/21/2018 (363 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tapping tee
Patent No. D841134 

Inventor(s): Curt C. Shill (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (The Woodlands, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29547422 on 12/03/2015 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Intraocular lens delivery device
Patent No. D841164 

Inventor(s): Ahmet Tezel (Fort Worth, TX), Chris Mudd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29548755 on 12/16/2015 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Circular light
Patent No. D841222 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Johnson (New York, NY)
Assignee(s): London Johnson, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29659271 on 08/07/2018 (196 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


LED candle light
Patent No. D841225 

Inventor(s): Qing Charles Li (Las Vegas, NV), Yuan Liu (Vancouver, , CA)
Assignee(s): Organo Bulb, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Thrive IP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29615300 on 08/28/2017 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lipstick tester
Patent No. D841255 

Inventor(s): Crystal Moss (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29597853 on 03/21/2017 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Handle for a sponge
Patent No. D841270 

Inventor(s): Brian K. Reaux (Red Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29620305 on 09/29/2016 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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