Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 7

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metro-area Patents granted include:
IBM's continuous health care plan coordination between a patient and care team
• Luraco's portable and rechargeable drill system
Occidental Chemical Corporation's methods of making chlorinated hydrocarbons
• Roka Sports' eyeglasses with interchangeable lenses
• Tesla's power balancing in a multi-phase system
• Texas Instruments' wireless power transmission with fractional timing resolution
Toyota's object detection system
• Verizon's radio access technology change reporting

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Jan. 7, 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 3 LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 24
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 11
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 7
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 7
STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell) 4
Bella Vaughn (Dallas) 2

UNASSIGNED 7


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless) 2
Amir Ansari  (Plano) 2
Frank Baiocchi (Allentown, PA) 2
George A. Cowgill (Farmersville) 2
Imed Bouazizi (Frisco) 2
Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

160 days
Automatic vehicle configuration based on sensor data
Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Inventors: Avid Ghamsari (Frisco), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney), Jason Hoover (Grapevine), Micah Price (Anna), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony)

3,014 days
Method and apparatus for use of function-function surfaces and higher-order structures as a tool
Assignee: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Inc. (Tampa, FL)
Inventors: Kenneth M. Forster (Dallas)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Fishing lure with blade arrangement
Patent No. 10524459 

Inventor(s): Steve Parks (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14154646 on 01/14/2014 (2184 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fishing lure has a body with an eye on a rear end portion. A blade is coupled to the eye by way of rings. The blade has two lateral portions, which are non-planar to one another and join together along a ridge. The ring component allows the blade to rotate between limits, with the blade rotating in one direction to a first limit and then rotating in the opposite direction to a second limit. This causes the blade to rotate then stop and then reverse rotation until the next stop. The rotation-stop movement of blade causes the lure to move erratically, mimicking a fish.

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


Detachable swivel seat
Patent No. 10524577 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Christie (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Friend Success, Inc. (Corinth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882265 on 01/29/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A detachable seat includes an elongate support bar having first and second brackets with opposed open sides to receive an rigid elongate member in the brackets from opposite directions, a seat support frame including a first support member extending parallel to the support bar and a second support member affixed to the first support member, a hinge connecting the first elongate support member to the support bar, a seat mounted on the second support member, the seat support frame pivoting around the elongate support on the hinge and a retaining arm affixed to and extending from the elongate support bar adjacent the first bracket including a plurality of alignment apertures, the second support member having a mating aperture formed therethough, the mating aperture aligning with a plurality of the alignment apertures upon pivotal movement of the second support member around the hinge to receive a locking pin through the mating aperture and one of the alignment apertures to secure the seat in a selected pivotal position.

[A47C] CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G)


Posterior to lateral interbody fusion approach with associated instrumentation and implants
Patent No. 10524819 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Scott Smith (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15255679 on 09/02/2016 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for accessing a disc space of a patient as a part of an interbody fusion, as well as the tools employed therewith. An exemplary method may include inserting a leading end of an tool into the patient”s back at a location on the posterior surface that is laterally offset from a patient”s spinous process and disc. The tool”s initial entry into the patient may be from a posterior approach. As the tool is advanced along its designated path, it begins to deviate from the posterior approach towards a lateral approach. When the leading end reaches the disc, it may access the disc from a lateral or substantially lateral location. The tool may be used to access the disc location, to remove disc material, to deliver a cutting tool for removing the disc material, and other steps associated with the spinal interbody fusion procedure.

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


Tissue localization device and method of use thereof
Patent No. 10524875 

Inventor(s): Gail S. Lebovic (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): FOCAL THERAPEUTICS INC. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15488358 on 04/14/2017 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tissue localization devices and methods of localizing tissue using tissue localization devices are disclosed. The tissue localization device can comprise a handle comprising a delivery control, a delivery needle extending out from the handle, and a localization element within the delivery needle. The localization element can be deployed out of the delivery needle or retracted back into the delivery needle when the delivery control is translated in a first direction or a second direction, respectively. The localization element can be coupled to a flexible tracking wire.

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


Composite containing poly(glycerol sebacate) filler
Patent No. 10525140 

Inventor(s): Peter D. Gabriele (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): THE SECANT GROUP, LLC (Telford, PA)
Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15442055 on 02/24/2017 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A filler material of a thermoset resin of a diacid/polyol, such as PGS is provided. The filler useful in forming composites, such as those in which the filler and a resin matrix are of the same material to provide a homogenous polymeric composition. Composites in which at least one of the matrix, the filler or both are PGS are also provided. Methods of forming such filler materials and composites are also disclosed. The composites allow extrusion process to form articles from materials that would not otherwise be capable of being extruded.

[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)


System and method for conducting a drone race or game
Patent No. 10525332 

Inventor(s): Rebecca Noah Poynter (Richardson, TX), Ronald J. Poynter (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ONPOYNT UNMANNED SYSTEMS L.L.C. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15666841 on 08/02/2017 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of conducting a drone race or game in a contained area is disclosed herein. The system may also include cameras attached to the drones and the video feed from the camera is transmitted to a computing device used to control the drone and to display the video feed. The system may also use computing devices and monitors to display the video feeds from the cameras attached to the drones. The system may also be configured as a game with information points.

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


System for operating a motor vehicle
Patent No. 10525370 

Inventor(s): Brent W. Byers (Plano, TX), Gary M. DeWitt (Plano, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13855622 on 04/02/2013 (2471 days app to issue)

Abstract: A motor controller receives user input from a receiver and may change the operating mode of the motor controller according to the operating conditions of a model vehicle. In some embodiments, the user manually selects a mode of operation for the motor. In other embodiments, the operating conditions, for example the speed, power output, or other condition, may automatically trigger a transition between a first mode and a second mode of operation of the motor.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


 

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

Portable and rechargeable drill system
Patent No. 10525535 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Vinod Vazrekar (Arlington, TX), Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Thanh Le (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122874 on 09/05/2018 (489 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a portable and rechargeable drill system that allows a user to conveniently carry on the user”s body and perform work. As a preferred and non-limiting example, the portable and rechargeable drill system is lightweight and is comprised of a drill handpiece, a battery-powered control device, and a securing member or mechanism for the drill handpiece. The drill system may further comprise a control device case or holder. The drill handpiece preferably comprises a first end, a second end, a drill bit-spindle and housing assembly, a drill bit locking mechanism, a motor and housing assembly, and a power cord.

[B23B] TURNING; BORING (using an electrode which takes the place of a tool B23H, e.g. making holes B23H 9/14; working by laser beam B23K 26/00; arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Method of installing a heat tube on pre-insulated piping
Patent No. 10525619 

Inventor(s): Thomas Joseph Keyes (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Thermacor Process, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017377 on 06/25/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is shown for installing a heat tube on a section of pre-insulated piping. A metal carrier pipe is covered with a first layer of foam insulation. Next, a routing device is used to cut a longitudinal slot along the length of the pipe so that the pipe exterior surface is exposed from the insulation. A heat tube is then installed within the longitudinal slot, whereby the heat tube contacts the exterior surface of the metal carrier pipe. A second layer of foam insulation is then sprayed onto the exterior of the metal carrier pipe, covering the previously formed longitudinal slot and installed heat tube. A polyolefin coating is then applied over the insulation to form a protective outer jacket for the insulated pipe.

[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]


Automatic vehicle configuration based on sensor data
Patent No. 10525850 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16528040 on 07/31/2019 (160 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle receives sensor data that includes image data of frames that depict one or more individuals outside of the vehicle, and identifies, by analyzing the sensor data using one or more attribute recognition techniques, a set of attributes of an individual of the one or more individuals. The vehicle determines a set of scores indicating a set of likelihoods of a set of vehicle configurations being a preferred vehicle configuration for the individual, based on a data model performing a machine-learning-driven analysis of attribute data identifying the set of attributes, and/or location data identifying a location of the individual relative to the vehicle. The vehicle selects a particular vehicle configuration based on a score that indicates a likelihood of the particular vehicle configuration being the preferred vehicle configuration and provides an instruction to cause a vehicle component to implement the particular vehicle configuration by updating a configurable value.

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


Vehicle lamp assemblies including light diverting system and apparatus
Patent No. 10525871 

Inventor(s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15901988 on 02/22/2018 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light diverting system for diverting light from a headlamp assembly of a vehicle includes a processor and a user input device communicatively coupled to the processor. A light diverting apparatus includes an actuator communicatively coupled to the processor and a light diverting member comprising a reflective surface configured to reflect light from a light source. A memory module is communicatively coupled to the processor that stores logic that, when executed by the processor, causes the system to receive user instructions from the user input device and adjust a position of the light diverting member using the light diverting apparatus based on the user instructions.

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


Bumper cover retainers for bumper assemblies
Patent No. 10525917 

Inventor(s): Mingher Fred Shen (Ann Arbor, MI), Nicholas H. Augustyn (Ypsilanti, MI), Revathy Dasan Muthiah (Saline, 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: 15686486 on 08/25/2017 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle, front end assembly, and a method for creating a front end assembly including an upper bumper cover portion including an upper wall, a lower wall, and an exterior wall facing forward in a vehicle-longitudinal direction that extends between the upper wall and the lower wall and a bumper cover retainer that extends along a width of a rear edge of the upper wall, the bumper cover retainer having a sidewall engaging the upper wall of the upper bumper cover portion as the upper wall deflects rearward in the vehicle-longitudinal direction in response to a front impact to the upper bumper cover portion to inhibit movement of the upper wall rearward in the vehicle-longitudinal direction.

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


Tilrotor aircraft having rotary and non rotary flight modes
Patent No. 10526068 

Inventor(s): Andrew Maresh (Fort Worth, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Chyau-Song Tzeng (Fort Worth, TX), Troy Cyril Schank (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15428687 on 02/09/2017 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanism for transitioning a tiltrotor aircraft between rotary and non rotary flight modes. The mechanism includes a gimbal lock positioned about a mast that is operable to selectively enable and disable a gimballing degree of freedom of a rotor assembly relative to the mast. A blade stop assembly, positioned about the mast, includes a plurality of arms having a radially contracted orientation and a radially extended orientation. A blade lock assembly is operably associated with each rotor blade assembly. Each blade lock assembly is operable to selectively enable and disable a folding degree of freedom and a pitching degree of freedom of the respective rotor blade assembly. A swash plate is operable to change the pitch of the rotor blade assemblies in the rotary flight mode and fold the rotor blade assemblies in the non rotary flight mode.

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


Rotor hub vibration attenuator
Patent No. 10526076 

Inventor(s): David A. Popelka (Colleyville, TX), David Heverly (Arlington, TX), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, DE)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15277756 on 09/27/2016 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vibration attenuator for an aircraft has at least one weight mounted in a rotating system of a rotor hub of the aircraft, each weight being rotatable about an axis of rotation of the hub relative to the hub and to each other weight. Drive means are provided for rotating each weight about the axis of rotation at a selected speed for creating oscillatory shear forces that oppose and attenuate rotor-induced vibrations having a selected frequency. A vertically oriented vibration attenuator is configured to oppose and attenuate vertical rotor induced oscillatory forces that would otherwise travel vertical down the rotor mast and into the airframe. A vibration attenuator having weights rotating about separate axes offset from each other.

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


Gear shaft for accommodating thermal expansion and transmission system incorporating the same
Patent No. 10526081 

Inventor(s): Ryan Thomas Ehinger (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15375133 on 12/11/2016 (1122 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gear shaft allows a ceramic bearing to be used in environments where gear steel is desirable for driving a gear. The gear shaft includes a gear region and a bearing region. A bearing can be disposed about the bearing region of the gear shaft. A gear can be disposed about the gear region of the gear shaft. The bearing includes a ceramic material. The gear region of the gear shaft includes gear steel, whereas the bearing region of the gear shaft includes a bearing-region material that has a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that is close to the CTE of the ceramic material.

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


Electric distributed propulsion anti-torque redundant power and control system
Patent No. 10526085 

Inventor(s): Carlos Fenny (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15598842 on 05/18/2017 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an electric distributed propulsion for anti-torque modules for a helicopter and methods of use comprising: two or more generators connected to a main gearbox transmission; at least a first and a second plurality of variable speed motors connected to one or more fixed pitch blades to provide anti-torque thrust connected to the two or more generators, and at least a first and a second yaw control computer independently connected to each of the at least first and second plurality of variable speed motors, wherein each of the first and second yaw control computer serves as a primary and a backup yaw control computer to provide redundant control to both the first and second plurality of variable speed motors.

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


Infrared sensor design using an epoxy film as an infrared absorption layer
Patent No. 10526198 

Inventor(s): Brian E. Goodlin (Plano, TX), Kalin Valeriev Lazarov (Tucson, AZ), Ricky Alan Jackson (Richardson, TX), Walter Baker Meinel (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13411849 on 03/05/2012 (2864 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MEMS IR sensor, with a cavity in a substrate underlapping an overlying layer and a temperature sensing component disposed in the overlying layer over the cavity, may be formed by forming an IR-absorbing sealing layer on the overlying layer so as to cover access holes to the cavity. The sealing layer is may include a photosensitive material, and the sealing layer may be patterned using a photolithographic process to form an IR-absorbing seal. Alternately, the sealing layer may be patterned using a mask and etch process to form the IR-absorbing seal.

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


 

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

Methods of making chlorinated hydrocarbons
Patent No. 10526261 

Inventor(s): Daniel D. Rohrback (Valley Center, KS), James S. Strathe (LaPorte, TX), John Lee Dawkins (Derby, KS), Lloyd B. Branam (Wichita, KS), Richard L. Wilson (Mulvane, KS), Rodney L. Klausmeyer (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980932 on 05/16/2018 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for the manufacture of 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane from 1,1,1,3-tetrachloropropane and chlorine are disclosed. Improved methods are provided for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane. Methods are also disclosed for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from 1,1,1,3-tetrachloropropane and chlorine and for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from carbon tetrachloride, ethylene, and chlorine.

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


Process to produce acetic acid with recycle of water
Patent No. 10526270 

Inventor(s): Mark O. Scates (Houston, TX), Ronald D. Shaver (Houston, TX), Yaw-Hwa Liu (Missouri City, TX)
Assignee(s): CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15764237 on 10/02/2015 (1558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for producing acetic acid is disclosed in which the recycle ratio of the mass flow of the light liquid phase recycled to the reactor to the mass flow of the aqueous recycle stream recycled to the reactor is less than or equal to 2.

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


Methods and compositions relating to anti-CCR7 antigen binding proteins
Patent No. 10526411 

Inventor(s): Jeannie Jung (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Amgen Inc. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15665139 on 07/31/2017 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods relating to antigen binding proteins against CCR7, including antibodies, nucleic acids, vectors, methods of making the antigen binding proteins, and methods of using the antigen binding proteins.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Helical pile foundation system
Patent No. 10526758 

Inventor(s): Darin Willis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Gregory Enterprises, Inc. (Ada, OK)
Law Firm: McAfee Taft (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122840 on 09/05/2018 (489 days app to issue)

Abstract: A post foundation system is provided. The system has a shaft with a helical disk attached to one end and a post support attached to the other end. The helical disk drives the shaft into the ground as a rotational force is applied to the shaft. A fin section is rotatably coupled about the shaft between its first and second ends. The fin section can have one or more fins extending outwardly from the shaft. The fin section engages the ground to stabilize the post foundation system as the shaft of the post foundation system is driven into the ground.

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


Tank base
Patent No. 10526761 

Inventor(s): Larry L. Perkins (Southlake, TX), Tim Kriegshauser (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15230890 on 08/08/2016 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for the construction of an improved tank base. A tank base is constructed for protection against accidental spills and/or leaks associated with a tank battery. The improved tank base comprises at least one part of a suitable substrate, which allows for the adhesion of an elastomer such as polyurea. Polyurea is preferably applied using a spray device which yields an average coverage of about 50-80 mils, and most preferably 60 mils. If more than one substrate is used, one or more substrates can be bound together with a fastening system. Once pressure is applied in the form of weight, the fastening system can be removed, resulting in an improved tank base having at least one seam and impervious to the fluid of the tank battery.

[E02D] FOUNDATIONS; EXCAVATIONS; EMBANKMENTS (specially adapted for hydraulic engineering E02B); UNDERGROUND OR UNDERWATER STRUCTURES [6]


Curtain wall system and method
Patent No. 10526791 

Inventor(s): Stephen N. Loyd (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Stephen N. Loyd Irrevocable Family Trust (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15435355 on 02/17/2017 (1054 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system includes a curtain wall member and a first curtain wall member mounting apparatus coupled to a first end of the curtain wall member. The first curtain wall member mounting apparatus includes a mounting plate and an arm having one or more projections. The first curtain wall member mounting apparatus engages with a first curtain wall member supporting channel having a vertically-disposed member and a horizontally-disposed supporting member having a receiving-and-retaining member extending from an end opposite the vertically-disposed member. The receiving-and-retaining member engages with a channel adjacent to one or more projections of the first curtain wall member mounting apparatus. The first curtain wall member mounting apparatus is adapted to be rotated into position such that a connection mechanism at a second end of the curtain wall member engages with a second curtain wall member supporting channel to retain the curtain wall member in position.

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


Disabling system for a lock rod in a vehicle door”s locking system
Patent No. 10526817 

Inventor(s): James D. Cunningham (Clarkston, MI), John K. Gray (Saline, MI), Josh David Fraley (Saline, MI), Tarakorn Soonthornwinate (Ann Arbor, MI), Yoshiki Ishikawa (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: 15804447 on 11/06/2017 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a door with an interior door cavity, as well as a lock rod and another item of a locking system, an impact beam, an attack member and a push member, all housed in the interior door cavity. The impact beam crosses the other item from laterally between the other item and the door. The attack member faces the lock rod from laterally between the door and the lock rod. The push member, along the impact beam, faces the other item from laterally between the other item and the door and laterally beyond the impact beam. When the door collapses when compromised by a side impact event, the door carries the attack member for attacking action on the lock rod. The door additionally carries the push member for counterpart pushing action on the other item. A connection between the lock rod and the other item thus breaks.

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


Hydraulic fracturing system, apparatus, and method
Patent No. 10526862 

Inventor(s): Brian C. Witkowski (Weatherford, TX), Duc Thanh Tran (Spring, TX), Nadiya Fuller (Plano, TX), Nuder Said (Fort Worth, TX), Peter Walter (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15631770 on 06/23/2017 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus according to which a subterranean formation in which a wellbore extends is hydraulically fractured, the apparatus comprising first and second manifolds, the first manifold including first and second flow lines adapted to be in fluid communication with first and second pumps, respectively, the first pump being adapted to pressurize fluid received from the first flow line, and the second pump being adapted to pressurize fluid received from the second flow line, and the second manifold including a third flow line adapted to convey pressurized fluid from the first and second pumps to the wellbore to hydraulically fracture the subterranean formation in which the wellbore extends. The apparatus is adapted to be connected to another apparatus used to hydraulically fracture the subterranean formation in which the wellbore extends by moving one, or both, of the first and second flow lines relative to the third flow line.

[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]


Doped biodegradable elastomer for downhole applications
Patent No. 10526863 

Inventor(s): Peter D. Gabriele (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CDI ENERGY PRODUCTS, INC. (Humble, TX), THE SECANT GROUP, LLC (Telford, PA)
Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15995777 on 06/01/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions and methods are beneficial for use in downhole applications, especially oil and gas well bores. A composition includes an elastomer doped with a dopant. The presence of the dopant increases a rate of microbial degradation of the elastomer by a microbe. A method includes forming an article including a doped polymer. The doped polymer includes an elastomer doped with a dopant. The method also includes placing the article in a service environment. The presence of the dopant in the doped polymer increases a rate of microbial degradation of the elastomer by a microbe in the service environment.

[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 wellbore isolation devices with varying fabrication methods
Patent No. 10526868 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14896679 on 08/13/2015 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole tools, methods, and systems of use thereof, the downhole tool comprising a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including one or more first components and one or more second components, wherein at least the first and second one or more components are made of a degradable metal material that degrades when exposed to a wellbore environment, and wherein the one or more first components is fabricated by a first fabrication method and the one or more second components is fabricated by a second fabrication method.

[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, apparatus and method for artificial lift, and improved downhole actuator for same
Patent No. 10526878 

Inventor(s): William W. Jackson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Universal Downhole Technologies, Inc. (Canadian, TX)
Law Firm: Hunt Pennington Kumar Dula, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15471189 on 03/28/2017 (1015 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide a system, apparatus and method for artificial lift including a hydraulic downhole rodless pump actuator.

[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 dual telemetry acoustic noise reduction
Patent No. 10526889 

Inventor(s): Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Helmerich Payne Technologies, LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864393 on 01/08/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for active noise blocking of top drive acoustical waves includes a first accelerometer for detecting a first acoustical wave generated by the top drive of a drilling rig. A second accelerometer detects a second acoustical wave after the first acoustical wave has interacted with an anti-wave. An active noise blocking generator generates the anti-wave responsive to the detected first acoustical wave and the detected second acoustical wave and applies the anti-wave to the first acoustical wave. The anti-wave is generated to drive the second acoustical wave to zero responsive to application of the anti-wave to the first acoustical wave.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Demand flow for air cooled chillers
Patent No. 10527321 

Inventor(s): Duane D. Warren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636130 on 06/28/2017 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an air cooled chiller, a refrigerant pump and bypass valve connected in parallel feed refrigerant from the condenser to a receiver; the pump is activated in response to condenser pressure; and the bypass is used otherwise. The condenser fan is controlled based on power consumption by the air cooled chiller that varies with ambient conditions. An evaporator set point is reset to meet load conditions. An expansion valve for the evaporator is controlled based on chilled water temperature, Delta T, or information from an air handling unit. Feedback of valve setting or position, temperature of air, valve size, and/or importance of an air handling unit is used to control the flow of chilled water. A variable pressure curve or other relationship is used with the feedback to control flow of chilled water based on the load. Refrigerant temperature is controlled based on information from the air handling unit.

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


System and method of marksmanship training utilizing an optical system
Patent No. 10527390 

Inventor(s): George Carter (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16243316 on 01/09/2019 (363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shooting simulation system and method. The system includes a plurality of firearms. Each firearm is associated with a separate soldier having a man-worn computer, a location device for determining a location of the soldier, an optical system for capturing an image where the captured image provides information on a trajectory of a virtual bullet fired from a shooting firearm, and an orientation device for obtaining the orientation of the firearm when shooting the firearm. The optical system is aligned with a sight of the shooting firearm and captures the image when shooting the firearm. The system also includes a shooter/target location resolution module for identifying a valid target and a target image recognition module for determining an impact location where a virtual bullet from the shooting firearm would impact within the captured image and determining if an identified target from the captured image is a hit or a miss.

[F41G] WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING (optical aspects thereof G02B)


 

P H Y S I C S

System of power-saving in MEMS sensor applications
Patent No. 10527453 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas, TX), Jayawardan Janardhanan (Issaquah, WA), Saket Thukral (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845984 on 12/18/2017 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a plurality of sensors, a sensor processor, and a sampling rate engine. The sensor processor is coupled to an output of each sensor of the plurality of sensors. The sensor processor estimates user dynamics in response to a first output signal of a first sensor of the plurality of sensors. The sampling rate engine is coupled to an output of the sensor processor. The sampling rate engine determines a sampling rate value of a second sensor of the plurality of sensors in response to a user dynamics value from the sensor processor. The second sensor comprises a selectable sampling rate. The selectable sampling rate is configured in response to the sampling rate value determined by the sampling rate engine.

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


System and method for visual trigger to perform diagnostic test
Patent No. 10527555 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DISGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842749 on 12/14/2017 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing a diagnostic test comprises generating a first visual trigger on a display screen of a mobile device responsive to activation of an application on the mobile device. An image of a diagnostic test presently viewed by a camera incorporated with the mobile device is displayed on the display screen of the mobile device. The diagnostic test has a second visual trigger thereon. The image and the first visual trigger are displayed on the display screen at a same time. An image is captured by the application of the diagnostic test responsive to alignment of the first visual trigger with the second visual trigger on the display screen of the mobile device. The captured image is processed to provide test results for the diagnostic test.

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


Concurrent transformer test system and method
Patent No. 10527662 

Inventor(s): David Hembree Milner (Grand Prairie, TX), Harvey Wayne Veselka, Jr. (Mesquite, TX), John Leonard Shanks (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AVO Multi-Amp Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15714384 on 09/25/2017 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tester for testing a transformer is provided. The tester comprises a primary voltmeter and a plurality of secondary voltmeters. The tester may also comprise an ammeter in series with a voltage source configured to apply voltage to the transformer. The primary voltmeter is configured to measure voltage induced across a primary winding of the transformer, while the secondary voltmeters may simultaneously measure voltage outputs at secondary windings of the transformer. The tester is configured to calculate ratios, saturation curves, and knee points for multiple winding combinations based on the measurements simultaneously obtained by the ammeter and the primary and secondary voltmeters.

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


Kalman filter for phase noise tracking
Patent No. 10527663 

Inventor(s): Mohamed Mansour (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14645681 on 03/12/2015 (1762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A forward-backward Kalman filter for estimating phase noise present in a received signal. Both the forward and backward Kalman filters use hard-decision measurements of the received symbols. The phase noise estimate from the forward Kalman filter is used as a coarse phase noise estimate for the backward Kalman filter and vice versa. The final phase noise estimate is an optimal combination of the forward phase noise estimate and backward phase noise estimate.

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


Systems and methods for determining battery state of charge
Patent No. 10527680 

Inventor(s): Chidong Yao (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Insturments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15352082 on 11/15/2016 (1148 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems ([b]50, 200[/b]) and methods for determining a state of charge of a battery ([b]52, 102, 150, 202[/b]) are provided. The system ([b]50, 200[/b]) includes a power source ([b]56, 206[/b]) configured to provide a charging current to a battery ([b]52, 102, 150, 202[/b]). A controller ([b]54, 104, 204[/b]) is included and configured to determine a state of charge of the battery ([b]52, 102, 150, 202[/b]) based on impedance of a battery ([b]52, 102, 150, 202[/b]) during a discharge time period based on an impedance and a state of charge relationship of a battery ([b]52, 102, 150, 202[/b]) during a charge time period.

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


Methods and apparatus for LIDAR with DMD
Patent No. 10527726 

Inventor(s): Patrick Ian Oden (McKinney, TX), Stephen Aldridge Shaw (Plano, TX), Terry Alan Bartlett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15202315 on 07/05/2016 (1281 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a system for outputting a patterned light beam includes a digital micro-mirror device having an array of micro-mirrors. Diffraction patterns displayed using the digital micro-mirror device create at least one patterned light beam in a field of view. An illumination source illuminates the array of micro-mirrors in the digital micro-mirror device. The system includes a processor coupled to provide display diffraction patterns for display using the digital micro-mirror device and to control the illumination source, and at least one detector to detect light from the patterned light beam that reflects from objects in the field of view.

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


Object detection system
Patent No. 10527730 

Inventor(s): Yasuo Uehara (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: 15331025 on 10/21/2016 (1173 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method involving the recognition of ambiguous objects from samples of 3D points, an initial constant is set for properties of prospective points of an object, and a sample of 3D points is received from a 3D sensor. When the sensed locations in space of points of objects represented by the 3D points are the same as those for the prospective points of an object, they are redefined as an actual points of objects, and the initial constants are replaced with corresponding properties represented by the 3D points. An ambiguous object is then recognized from a sparsely populated cluster of actual points of an object identified based on the replacement of the initial constants. The ambiguous object is confirmed based on signals representing its surface properties received from a polarization image sensor.

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


Anti-glare panels
Patent No. 10527759 

Inventor(s): Chengang Ji (Ann Arbor, MI), Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Lingjie Jay Guo (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: 15131837 on 04/18/2016 (1359 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anti-glare panel includes a panel with a length and a plurality of alternating black color and non-black color strips extending along the length of the panel. A plurality of lenticular lenses extend along the length of the panel and over the plurality of alternating black color strips and non-black color strips. A single lenticular lens array extends over a pair of a black color strip and a non-black color strip. The plurality of lenticular lenses reflect light from the black color strips within a veiling glare range and reflect light from the non-black color strips outside of the veiling glare range.

[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]


Glass-based ferrules and optical interconnection devices and methods of forming same
Patent No. 10527806 

Inventor(s): Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430509 on 06/04/2019 (217 days app to issue)

Abstract: The glass-based ferrules include a glass substrate and two spaced-apart guide tubes, which can also be made of glass. The guide tubes include bores sized to receive guide pins from another ferrule. The ferrule can be used to form an optical interconnection device in the form of a waveguide connector that includes a planar lightwave circuit that supports multiple waveguides. The ferrule can also be used to form an optical interconnection device in the form of a fiber connector that includes a support substrate and an array of optical fibers supported thereby. The waveguide connector and fiber connector when mated form an integrated photonic device. Methods of forming the ferrule components, the ferrules and the optical interconnection devices are also disclosed.

[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]


Cloaking devices with planar and curved mirrors and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 10527831 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (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: 15700740 on 09/11/2017 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side and an apex axis extending from the object-side to the image-side. An object-side cloaking region (CR) planar reflection boundary having an outward facing mirror surface and an inward facing surface, and an image-side CR planar reflection boundary having an outward facing mirror surface and an inward facing surface, are included. A cloaking region is bounded by inward facing surfaces of the object-side CR planar reflection boundary and the image-side CR planar reflection boundary. At least one exterior curved reflection boundary with an inward facing mirror surface is spaced apart from the object-side CR planar reflection boundary and the image-side CR planar reflection boundary. A centrally positioned planar reflection boundary with an outward facing mirror surface is positioned between the objects-side and image-side CR planar reflection boundaries and faces the inward facing mirror surface of the at least one exterior curved reflection boundary.

[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]


Method and system for tunable gradient patterning using a shadow mask
Patent No. 10527865 

Inventor(s): Nai-Wen Pi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16182309 on 11/06/2018 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating a diffractive structure with varying diffractive element depth includes providing a shadow mask having a first region with a first aperture dimension to aperture periodicity ratio and a second region with a second aperture dimension to aperture periodicity ratio less than the first aperture dimension to aperture periodicity ratio. The method also includes positioning the shadow mask adjacent a substrate. The substrate comprises an etch mask corresponding to the diffractive structure. The method further includes exposing the substrate to an etchant, etching the substrate to form diffractive elements adjacent the first region having a first depth, and etching the substrate to form diffractive elements adjacent the second region having a second depth less than the first depth.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Optical image stabilization actuator driver power distribution control
Patent No. 10527867 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hung Tai (Dallas, TX), James L. Worley (Flower Mound, TX), Mark A. Lysinger (Carrollton, TX), Pavan Nallamothu (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15958808 on 04/20/2018 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments provide an optical image stabilization circuit including a drive circuit having a power waveform generator and a power waveform conversion circuit. The power waveform generator generates a power waveform. The power waveform conversion circuit converts the power waveform to a power drive signal. An actuator is then driven by the power drive signal to move a lens accordingly and compensate for any movements and vibrations of a housing of the lens.

[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]


Eyeglasses with interchangeable lenses
Patent No. 10527868 

Inventor(s): Jonathan McCann (Van Alstyne, TX), Mark Niiro (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Roka Sports, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Clearpat Services, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16508076 on 07/10/2019 (181 days app to issue)

Abstract: An eyeglass assembly with a bridge frame having temple tab thru-holes and lens retention receivers; a nose bridge insert; at least one lens in a single lens configuration with tabs configured to insert into the lens retention receivers of the bridge frame such that the lens tabs, or a portion thereof, protrude through temple tab thru-holes. In some embodiments, the eyeglasses are frameless, having first and second temple lugs with temple tab thru-holes and lens locking features; at least one lens in a single lens configuration having lens tabs, lens retention steps, lug locking notches; and a nose bridge insert. In some embodiments, the eyeglass assembly has a bridge frame with an integral nose bridge, two lenses, each lens having a lens tab, and a lens retention step, further having a lens hook. In still further embodiments, the eyeglass assembly comprises lens receiving portions with unique capture features to retain lenses having lens tabs, lens retention steps and/or hooks and capture features configured to removably capture and retain the lens in the assembly. Other embodiments further comprise a rocker frame.

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


Interface for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10528255 

Inventor(s): Amandeep Kaur (Bangalore, , IN), Anil Pai (San Jose, CA), Jiwang Lee (San Jose, CA), Ragul Kumar Krishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Ravindra Arjun Madpur (Bangalore, , IN), Tianyu Tang (Milpitas, CA), Venkata Kolagatla (Bangalore, ,
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15365944 on 11/30/2016 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for accessing non-volatile memory. An apparatus includes one or more memory die. A memory die includes an array of non-volatile memory cells, a set of ports, and an on-die controller. The set of ports includes a first port and a second port. The first port includes a first plurality of electrical contacts and the second port includes a second plurality of electrical contacts. The on-die controller communicates via the set of ports to receive command and address information and to transfer data for a data operation on the array of non-volatile memory cells. The on-die controller uses the first port and the second port in a first mode and uses the first port without the second port in a second mode. The second mode provides compatibility with an interface of a legacy type of memory die.

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


Command queue for storage operations
Patent No. 10528267 

Inventor(s): Amandeep Kaur (Bangalore, , IN), Nidhi Batra (Delhi, , IN), Ravindra Arjun Madpur (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15637298 on 06/29/2017 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for queueing commands for storage operations. An apparatus includes a command queue configured to queue storage commands received at a storage device and a controller for the storage device. A controller is configured to receive a storage command on a first port of a storage device. A controller is configured to queue a received storage command as an entry in a command queue. An entry in a command queue indicates a type of a received storage command. A controller is configured to service a received storage command from a command queue on a second port of a storage device based on a type of the received storage command indicated by an entry in the command queue associated with the received storage command.

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


Interface for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10528286 

Inventor(s): Amandeep Kaur (Bangalore, , IN), Ravindra Arjun Madpur (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15671128 on 08/07/2017 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for accessing non-volatile memory. An apparatus includes one or more memory die. A memory die includes an array of non-volatile memory cells, a set of ports, and an on-die controller. A set of ports includes a first port and a second port. A first port includes a first plurality of electrical contacts and a second port includes a second plurality of electrical contacts. An on-die controller communicates via a set of ports to receive command and address information and to transfer data for data operations on an array of non-volatile memory cells. An on-die controller uses a first port to receive command and address information and to transfer data. An on-die controller uses a second port to transfer data but not to receive command and address information.

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


System and method for simultaneous touch and voice control
Patent No. 10528318 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INNOVATION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15341637 on 11/02/2016 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: For a mobile computing device, enhanced functionality may be provided by associating actions with combined speech and touch gestures. A touch gesture is received into the device and simultaneously or near-simultaneously speech is received into the device. The touch gesture and speech are processed to determine a result and the device performs an action based on the result. In particular embodiments, commands for a mapping application may be based on spoken search terms and geographic areas marked by touch gestures.

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


Methods, systems, and computer program product for automatic generation of software application code
Patent No. 10528329 

Inventor(s): Timothy B. Doyle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): INTUIT INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP US (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499148 on 04/27/2017 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for automatic generation of software application code. These techniques identify or generate a data model in a first programming language. At least one rule is identified or generated from the data model. This at least one rule is tokenized into a plurality of subparts based at least in part upon a second programming language. A rule hierarchy at which the plurality of sub-parts is located is determined based in part or in whole upon a corresponding class hierarchy of a class with which the at least one rule is associated. A transformed data model is generated in the second programming language using at least the plurality of sub-parts and the rule hierarchy.

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


Remote vehicle programming system and method
Patent No. 10528334 

Inventor(s): Charles P. Olsen (St. Johns, FL), Daniel J. Stiltner (Jacksonville, FL), Lonnie E. Margol (Jacksonville, FL), Richard C. Delashmutt (Jacksonville, FL), Walter W. McIntyre (Middleburg, FL)
Assignee(s): Repairify, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15619743 on 06/12/2017 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for remotely programming a vehicle including a vehicle connector with a plurality of pins in communication with one or more vehicle sub-systems or modules, a vehicle communication device connected to the vehicle connector; a bi-directional communication link between the vehicle communication device and a remote communication device, and a computer system connected to the remote communication device. The vehicle communication device is configured to receive signals from the pins, convert the signals to a network compatible data packet which can then be transmitted to the remote communication device, which re-coverts the signals to the pin signals, which can be read by a computing system, such as a vehicle scan tool. Programming instructions can be sent from the scan tool to the vehicle, over the bi-directional communication link between the remote communication device and the vehicle communication device.

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


Service creation and management
Patent No. 10528381 

Inventor(s): Paul Edward Smith, Jr. (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16104914 on 08/19/2018 (506 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for service creation and management. A processor can detect an event relating to a service, and access a service creation database to identify a recipe associated with the service. The recipe can define a resource to be used to provide the service. The processor can access an inventory to determine if the resource is available, identify a service control to control the service, instruct an infrastructure control to allocate virtual machines to host components of the service, and issue instructions to the service control. The instructions can instruct the service control to load service functions to the virtual machines.

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


Predictive table pre-joins in large scale data management system using graph community detection
Patent No. 10528563 

Inventor(s): Ting Yu Leung (Santa Clara, CA), Yinglong Xia (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15470813 on 03/27/2017 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying pre-join operations, when accessing a database of relational tables, based on a usage history and/or a priority needs, comprises creating a graph of weighted edges and nodes, the nodes represent relational tables and edges represent join operations to be performed on the tables, partitioning the graph into a plurality of graph communities based on graph community densities, with a density indicating a number of edges touching a particular node, with the number of edges being greater than a predetermined edge number threshold, with each edge further including an edge weight indicative of a frequency of referencing within a predetermined recent duration of time and/or indicative of urgency of quick access to the corresponding join result within a predetermined recent duration of time, and generating pre-join results based on the partitioned graph communities and graph community densities.

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


Utilizing online content to suggest item attribute importance
Patent No. 10528633 

Inventor(s): Raghuram Srinivas (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15412585 on 01/23/2017 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: Utilizing social media and articles to suggest item attribute importance to improve site level searching for a user.

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


Vector-matrix multiplication using non-volatile memory cells
Patent No. 10528643 

Inventor(s): Martin Lueker-Boden (Fremont, CA), Won Ho Choi (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052420 on 08/01/2018 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology is described herein for performing multiplication using non-volatile memory cells. A multiplicand may be stored a node that includes multiple non-volatile memory cells. Each memory cell in a node may be programmed to one of two physical states, with each non-volatile memory cell storing a different bit of the multiplicand. Multiplication may be performed by applying a multiply voltage to the node of memory cells and processing memory cell currents from the memory cells in the node. The memory cell current from each memory cell in the node is multiplied by a different power of two. The multiplied signals are summed to generate a ”result signal, which represents a product of the multiplier and a multiplicand stored in the node. If desired, ”binary memory cells” may be used to perform multiplication. Vector/vector and vector/matrix multiplication may also be performed.

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


Multi-modal communication with patients based on historical analysis
Patent No. 10528702 

Inventor(s): Alan C. Edwards (Allen, TX), Anthony J. DiGiorgio (Arlington, TX), Charles W. Hill (Plano, TX), David J. Gattis (Flower Mound, TX), Jacob R. Danks (Irving, TX), James A. Sexton (Plano, TX), James S. Cox (Plano, TX), J
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15012887 on 02/02/2016 (1435 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for communicating with a patient. The mechanisms generate a patient registry comprising a plurality of patient registry records, each patient registry record being associated with a corresponding patient and comprising personal and medical information about the corresponding patient. The mechanisms collect, for each patient registry record, first data regarding treatment of the corresponding patient and second data regarding communications made with the corresponding patient. The mechanisms determine, based on analysis of the first data and second data associated with each of the patient registry records, a mode of communication that is most likely to result in a successful treatment of patients. The mechanisms initiate a communication with a patient of interest using the determined mode of communication based on the results of the determination.

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


Medical labeling system and method of use
Patent No. 10528703 

Inventor(s): Peter S. Baek (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15091188 on 04/05/2016 (1372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A labeling system for creating labels for medicine containers. The system includes a label printer having an interior area configured to carry a plurality of printing sheets therein; a scanner in data communication with the label printer, the scanner having a reader to scan a drug administer barcode and a drug barcode; and a label sheet printed by the label printer, the label sheet having a plurality of labels adhesively bonded thereto, the label printer being configured to print onto the plurality of labels data information scanned from the administrator barcode and the drug barcode. The label sheet includes a first section for a drug name; a second section for a dosage; a third section for a time and a date; and a fourth section for information related to the drug administer.

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


Computer implemented systems and methods for assessing operational risks and mitigating operational risks associated with using a third party software component in a software application
Patent No. 10528741 

Inventor(s): Aidan Moore (Cork, , IE), Cian O”Mahony (Cork, , IE), Desmond M Collins (Cork, , IE), James Flynn (Cork, , IE), Yohann Duchenay (Cork, , IE)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15209580 on 07/13/2016 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for automatically assessing and mitigating operational risks associated with using a software component in a software application. As a part of a method, one or more software components of the software application is accessed and software component characteristic information is received about each of the one or more software components, responsive to the accessing. The software component characteristic information includes information about a characteristic of a software component that is related to an operational risk associated with using the software component in the software application. Responsive to receiving the software component characteristic information, and based on the software component characteristic information, operational risk assessment information is generated using one or more rules. The generated operational risk assessment information is outputted where at least one step of the method is performed by a processor.

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


Head pose and distraction estimation
Patent No. 10528802 

Inventor(s): Fatih Porikli (San Jose, CA), Hai Yu (Shanghai, , CN), Lei Yang (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15865732 on 01/09/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for estimating head pose angles of a user includes determining a first rotation between a first head pose axis associated with a first image of a plurality of images of the user and a camera axis associated with a camera taking the images. A second rotation is determined between a second head pose axis associated with a second image of the user and the camera axis. The first and second head pose axes are determined based on light reflections within the plurality of images. A head pose angle of the user can be estimated based on the first rotation and the second rotation. An alert can be generated based on the estimated head pose angle.

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


Method and system for surgical instrumentation setup and user preferences
Patent No. 10528840 

Inventor(s): Lauren A. Stamper (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Stryker Corporation (Kalamazoo, MI)
Law Firm: Morrison Foerster LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15190636 on 06/23/2016 (1293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of setting up an operating room including placing at least one surgical device on at least one surface in the operating room, capturing an image of the at least one surgical device with a camera, comparing actual attributes of the at least one surgical device determined using the image captured by the camera with desired attributes of the at least one surgical device stored in a digital preference storage using a computer system, and issuing instruction information of the at least one surgical device in the operating room, the instruction information being dependent on results of the step of comparing.

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


Stereoscopic learning for classification
Patent No. 10528889 

Inventor(s): Hui Zang (Cupertino, CA), Jiangsheng Yu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15081278 on 03/25/2016 (1383 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing device and method of classifying data are provided. The method comprises the computer-implemented steps of selecting a M number of model sets, a R number of data representation sets, and a T number of sampling sets, generating a M*R*T number of classifiers comprising a three-dimensional (3D) array of classifiers, testing each individual classifier in the 3D array of classifiers on a testing set to obtain accuracy scores for the each individual classifier, and assigning a weight value to the each individual classifier corresponding to each accuracy score, wherein the 3D array of classifiers comprises a 3D array of weighted classifiers.

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


Computer terminal having a detachable item transfer mechanism for dispensing and collecting items
Patent No. 10528929 

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: 15365443 on 11/30/2016 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer terminal typically includes a detachable item transfer mechanism and a docking station for receiving the detachable item transfer mechanism. The item transfer mechanism typically includes a housing defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity. The item transfer mechanism also typically includes a movable cover and a locking mechanism that is configured to secure movable cover over the opening. The locking mechanism is also typically configured to disengage the movable cover in response to a user providing authentication credentials or receiving an unlock command from the computer terminal. The computer terminal is typically configured to retrieve, via the docking station, a first item from the cavity of the item transfer mechanism and dispense, via the docking station, a second item into the cavity of the item transfer mechanism.

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


System and method for loading prepaid card with funds using a mobile device
Patent No. 10528938 

Inventor(s): Brian Winfield (Addison, TX), David S. Jones (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): CardLab, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Wick Phillips Gould Martin LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14280546 on 05/16/2014 (2062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for loading a prepaid card using a mobile device, the mobile device comprising a unique identifier stored in a data memory device of the mobile device, a card reader coupled to the mobile device, the card reader configured to read data from a data memory device of the prepaid card, a remote card loading system operating on the mobile device and configured to receive the prepaid card data from the card reader and to transmit the unique identifier, prepaid card value data and prepaid card activation data to a prepaid card management system and a loader authorization system operating on a processor and configured to receive the mobile device identification data, the prepaid card value data and the prepaid card activation data and to activate the prepaid card for use with a financial transaction processing system.

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


Systems and methods for providing broadcast data analysis
Patent No. 10528957 

Inventor(s): Sean L Helm (Saline, 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: 14525852 on 10/28/2014 (1897 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing broadcast data analysis. One embodiment of a method includes receiving broadcast related data for a discrete content segment from a plurality of vehicles at a plurality of different geographic locations, where the plurality of vehicles receives the discrete content segment at the respective geographic locations. Similarly, the method may include determining whether any of the broadcast related data may be filtered due to overlap of the plurality of different geographic locations, calculating a statistic based on the broadcast related data from the plurality of vehicles and providing information related to the content, based on a comparison of the discrete content segment and other discrete content segments.

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


System and method for discounting fuel
Patent No. 10528967 

Inventor(s): G. Randy Nicholson (Abilene, TX)
Assignee(s): Excentus Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14498171 on 09/26/2014 (1929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of discounting a price-per-unit (PPU) of fuel during a fueling transaction by a customer at a fuel merchant. In one aspect, the invention identifies an issuer of the customer”s credit card, associates the issuer with a PPU discount for the fuel, and discounts the posted PPU by an amount equal to the PPU discount associated with the identified credit card issuer. In another aspect, the invention determines that the customer participates in a reward program with a vendor with whom the fuel merchant has a relationship agreement for providing PPU discounts for fuel in exchange for redeemed reward points from the reward program. The customer”s reward points are converted to a PPU discount, and the posted PPU of the fuel is discounted accordingly.

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


Method of raising funds for an organization
Patent No. 10528990 

Inventor(s): John G. Fischer (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Tooth Fairy Designs, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15403081 on 01/10/2017 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of raising funds for an organization. In one embodiment, the organization distributes a solicitation to a buyer, or for delivery to a buyer by way of a child relative of the buyer. The solicitation comprises an offer to sell a jewelry article made from a processed exfoliated deciduous tooth of the child, set in a jewelry object, as a gemstone would be set. The buyer sends a payment for the jewelry article to the manufacturer, who sends a payment to the organization for having distributed a solicitation that was converted into a purchase. The buyer sends the exfoliated deciduous tooth to the manufacturer. The deciduous tooth is specially processed in a manner that allows it to be set in the buyer”s selected jewelry object as a gemstone would be set to create the completed jewelry article.

[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]


Facilitating business transactions between trading networks
Patent No. 10529024 

Inventor(s): Dasaradh R. Mallampati (Grapevine, TX), Suresh Sridhar (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973156 on 05/07/2018 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is disclosed for establishing an interconnection between trading networks. The system receives an access establishment request communicated from a home user subscribed to a home trading network and not subscribed to a foreign trading network, the access establishment request including a request to access a desired application, the desired application associated with the foreign trading network. The system further communicates the access establishment request to a foreign operator computer system and receives an approval of the access establishment request communicated from the foreign operator computer system. The system still further communicates a home user profile including subscriber information to establish an application access on a home access establishment module and a foreign access establishment module, the application access allowing the home user to use the desired application without subscribing to the foreign trading network, the subscriber information including at least one application associated with the home user profile.

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


System and method for labeling messages from customer-agent interactions on social media to identify an issue and a response
Patent No. 10529030 

Inventor(s): Arvind Agarwal (Rochester, NY), Saurabh Singh Kataria (Rochester, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14593530 on 01/09/2015 (1824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for labeling a plurality of messages from a customer-agent interaction on a social media service to identify an issue and a response are disclosed. For example, the system includes a conversation interface, a conversation database coupled to the conversation interface, a conversation analysis server coupled to the conversation database and a conversation knowledge repository coupled to the conversation analysis server. The conversation analysis server includes a preprocessing module, a dialogue act analysis module, an issue status analysis module and an issue/response identification module.

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


Method and systems of implementing a ranked health-content article feed
Patent No. 10529031 

Inventor(s): Aravind Kilaru (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14864859 on 09/24/2015 (1566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computerized method for implementing a ranked health-content article feed includes the step of obtaining a set of health-content articles. A health-content article includes a distributable computer file containing a media content comprising text, a digital image or a digital video. The method includes the step of identifying a sub-set of health content articles comprising a marketing content. The method includes the step of removing the sub-set of health content articles comprising the marketing content from the set of health-content articles. The method includes the step of providing an authority score for each health-content article of the set of health-content articles. The method includes the step of providing a social-popularity score for each health-content article of the set of health-content articles. The method includes the step of providing a content score for each health-content article of the set of health-content articles. The method includes the step of aggregating the authority score, the social popularity score and the content score for each health-content article. The method includes the step of ranking the set of health-content articles based on an aggregated score of each health-content article. The method includes the step of distributing a ranked set of health-content articles to a consumer entity in a web-feed format.

[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]


Three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of dynamic scenes using a reconfigurable hybrid imaging system
Patent No. 10529086 

Inventor(s): Wei Jiang (Santa Clara, CA), Wei Wang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820935 on 11/22/2017 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of a dynamic scene includes receiving a plurality of color image sequences from a plurality of color imaging sensors, and at least one depth image sequence from at least one depth imaging sensor, where a color imaging sensor quantity is larger than a depth imaging sensor quantity. A plurality of calibrated color image sequences and at least one calibrated depth image sequence are generated based on the plurality of color imaging sequences and the at least one depth image sequence. A plurality of initial 3D patches is constructed using the plurality of calibrated color image sequences and the at least one calibrated depth image sequence. A 3D patch cloud is generated by expanding the plurality of initial 3D patches.

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


Method and apparatus for use of function-function surfaces and higher-order structures as a tool
Patent No. 10529121 

Inventor(s): Kenneth M. Forster (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. (Tampa, FL)
Law Firm: Saliwanchik, Lloyd Eisenchenk (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13878049 on 10/07/2011 (3014 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for displaying information. In a specific embodiment, at least two pluralities of voxel values for a corresponding at least two functions with respect to at least a portion of a subject can be obtained. The at least a portion of the subject can have a plurality of local volume elements, where the at least two pluralities of voxel values for the corresponding at least two functions each correspond to the plurality of local volume elements. In this way, there is a voxel value for each function for each local volume element of the portion of the subject. Each of the at least two pluralities of voxel values represents the value of the corresponding function of the at least two functions for the corresponding plurality of local volume elements. A representation is created where the value of one of the at least two functions is on a first axis and a count of voxels is on a second axis. The count of voxels on the second axis is at least a portion of the count of voxels having the value of the one of the at least two functions on the first axis. In another embodiment, the value of the other one of the at least two functions can be on a third axis. The count of voxels on the second axis can then be the count of voxels having the value of the one of the at least two functions on the first axis and having the value of the other one of the at least two functions on the third axis.

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


Power management for a vehicle smart mirror system
Patent No. 10529264 

Inventor(s): Daniel Jun-Hyun Kim (Roanoke, TX), Joseph Thomas Mader (Southlake, TX), Neal Jonathon Lowell (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Solera Holdings, Inc. (Westlake, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506775 on 07/09/2019 (182 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a vehicle mirror includes an on-board diagnostics (OBD) transceiver and one or more processors. The processors access OBD data received by the OBD transceiver from an OBD port of a vehicle. The processors further determine, from the OBD data, a vehicle type, a change in voltage of the vehicle”s battery, and a secondary vehicle factor. When the vehicle is determined to be a combustion engine vehicle, the processors transition the vehicle mirror from a sleep power state to an awake power state when the change in voltage is greater than a predetermined amount and the secondary factor of the vehicle is greater than a predetermined threshold. When the vehicle is determined to be an electric vehicle, the processors transition the vehicle mirror from the sleep power state to the awake power state when any activity is detected in the OBD data and the secondary factor of the vehicle is greater than the predetermined threshold.

[G09G] ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION (arrangements for transferring data between digital computers and displays G06F 3/14; static indicating arrangements comprising an association of a number of separate sources or light control cells G09F 9/00; static indicating arrangements comprising integral associations of a number of light sources H01J, H01K, H01L, H05B 33/12; scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, details thereof H04N 1/00) [5]


Memory control circuit with distributed architecture
Patent No. 10529386 

Inventor(s): Albert Chang (Santa Clara, CA), Khin Htoo (Sunnyvale, CA), Matt Chen (San Jose, CA), Sung-En Wang (San Jose, CA), Supraja Sundaresan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15879735 on 01/25/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a device including a distributed controller and a common controller. The distributed controller includes a first circuit to generate an output voltage according to a control signal. The common controller includes a common feedback loop coupled to the distributed controller. The common feedback loop includes an amplifier circuit to generate the control signal, and a second circuit coupled to the amplifier circuit. The second circuit replicates the first circuit and stabilizes the control signal.

[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)


Voltage reference computations for memory decision feedback equalizers
Patent No. 10529391 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16517165 on 07/19/2019 (172 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a signal input to receive a data input as part of a bit stream. The device also includes a reference input to receive a reference signal. The device further includes push circuitry to receive a first weight value, receive a first correction value, and generate a push signal based on the first weight value and the first correction value to selectively modify the data input as well as pull circuitry to receive a second weight value, receive a second correction value, and generate a pull signal based on the second weight value and the second correction value to selectively modify the data input.

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


Apparatuses and methods to perform logical operations using sensing circuitry
Patent No. 10529409 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15292941 on 10/13/2016 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to performing logic operations. An example apparatus comprises sensing circuitry including a sense amplifier and a compute component. A controller is coupled to the sensing circuitry and is configured to cause storing of a first operand in a first compute component storage location, transfer of the first operand to a second compute component storage location, and performance of a logical operation between the first operand in the second compute component storage location and a second operand sensed by the sense amplifier.

[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)


Fast detection of defective memory block to prevent neighbor plane disturb
Patent No. 10529435 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Long Pham (San Ramon, CA), Sarath Puthenthermadam (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15863404 on 01/05/2018 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bad block of memory cells is quickly detected and removed from further programming during concurrent multi-block program operations, to minimize a threshold voltage upshift in a good block. A difference in program speeds between the blocks can be quickly detected by detecting when the memory cells in each block pass a verify test, such as a verify test of a lowest programmed data state. If a first block passes the verify test at a reference program loop, a determination is made as to whether a second block passes the verify test within a specified number of additional program loops. If the second block meets this criterion, the program operation can continue for both blocks. However, if the second block does not meet this criterion, the program operation is terminated for the second block by isolating it from subsequent program and verify signals.

[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)


Continuous health care plan coordination between patient and patient care team
Patent No. 10529446 

Inventor(s): Atul Kumar (Irving, TX), Russell G. Olsen (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15387760 on 12/22/2016 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for implementing a personalized health care management system. The mechanisms receive a personalized health care plan for a patient having at least one health goal of the patient, and dynamic patient monitoring data from one or more patient monitoring devices associated with the patient. The mechanisms analyze the dynamic patient monitoring data to determine at least one first communication to output to the patient containing content eliciting conformance of the patient with the personalized health care plan to achieve the at least one health goal. The mechanisms send, to a patient care manager computing device of a patient care manager associated with the patient, a second communication based on results of analyzing the dynamic patient monitoring data. The second communication initiates a new communication session, or continues an existing communication session, between the patient care manager computing device and a patient communication device associated with the patient. NULL


Enhanced data and power wireline
Patent No. 10529468 

Inventor(s): Wei Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15767970 on 11/12/2015 (1517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cable including a fiber optic core configured to transmit data, a core conductor configured to transmit power and located concentrically around the fiber optic core, and a concentric conductor configured to transmit power and located concentrically around the core conductor and the fiber optic core. The cable also includes a dielectric layer located between the core conductor and the concentric conductor and configured to electrically isolate the core conductor from the concentric conductor.

[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]


Wireless power transmission with fractional timing resolution
Patent No. 10530186 

Inventor(s): Jingwei Xu (Plano, TX), Marius Vicentiu Dina (Grove Heights, MN), Salman Mazhar (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15674360 on 08/10/2017 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless power transfer with fractional timing resolution are described. In some embodiments, an electrical power transmitter may include a transistor and a rising edge control circuit configured to control a gate of the transistor to produce a rising edge of a pulse at a time selected with a resolution greater than a full-clock period.

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


Dynamic virtualized resource allocation
Patent No. 10530704 

Inventor(s): Venkata S. Amulothu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16240889 on 01/07/2019 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and associated systems for on-demand Internet of Things bandwidth allocation in response to changing sensor populations. An IOT sensor device adds itself to or deletes itself from a cluster of IOT sensors. A physical IOT controller that manages the cluster detects this change, identifies a resulting change in the cluster”s bandwidth requirements, and stores this information in a local database. When such a sensor-population change satisfies a triggering condition, the controller requests that a cloud-based application server adjust the controller”s bandwidth allocation. The server aggregates this and similar requests from all connected controllers in a global database, and when controller bandwidth requirements satisfy a second triggering condition, the server, using a standard API, asks the cloud-management platform to reprovision the server”s virtual bandwidth allocation. The server then distributes the adjusted bandwidth among its IOT controllers, which in turn allocate their adjusted bandwidths among their sensor devices.

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


Method and apparatus for address resolution of multicast/broadcast resources using domain name systems
Patent No. 10530739 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15297058 on 10/18/2016 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) configured to receive a resource over a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) includes a processor and a transceiver. The processor is configured to determine whether a uniform resource identifier (URI) is an MBMS URI. The transceiver is configured to transmit a domain name server (DNS) query to a DNS based on the MBMS URI and receive at least one resource record from the DNS. The processor is further configured to determine at least one of a unicast location or a multicast location based on the at least one resource record received from the DNS.

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


Multi-screen application enabling and distribution service
Patent No. 10530853 

Inventor(s): Guangbin Fan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14105097 on 12/12/2013 (2217 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by an application (app) store system for providing apps to one or more users through a network, the method comprising managing, by the app store system, a multi-screen application (MSA) package that comprises a set of related apps, wherein one or more relationships among the set of related apps are pre-defined, receiving, by the app store system, a request from a first user device via the network to download at least part of the MSA package; and causing, by the app store system, the set of related apps to be downloaded to a plurality of user devices including the first user device according to the one or more relationships among the set of related apps in response to the request.

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


 

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Embedded clock in a communication system
Patent No. 10528075 

Inventor(s): Robert Floyd Payne (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195275 on 11/19/2018 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Transmitter circuitry transmits: a first voltage as the return-to-zero signal that is higher than a first positive threshold, the first voltage being decodable to a first order of data bits; a second voltage as a return-to-zero signal that is between a second positive threshold and the first positive threshold, the second voltage being decodable to a second order of the data bits, and the second positive threshold being lower than the first positive threshold; a third voltage as the return-to-zero signal that is between a first negative threshold and a second negative threshold, the third voltage being decodable to a third order of the data bits, and the second negative threshold being higher than the first negative threshold; and a fourth voltage as the return-to-zero signal that is lower than the first negative threshold, the fourth voltage being decodable to a fourth order of the data bits. Clock circuitry transitions a clock signal for the return-to-zero signal crossing the second positive threshold, and for the return-to-zero signal crossing the second negative threshold.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Enabling content protection over broadcast channels
Patent No. 10528707 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14992990 on 01/11/2016 (1457 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, receiver, and server enable content protection over broadcast channels. A method for receiving a media license includes receiving broadcast media data including at least a portion that is protected and requesting a message from a content decryption module (CDM) of the receiver. The method includes receiving a license signaling message including encrypted license data and identifying one or more hash codes in the license signaling message. Additionally, the method includes identifying the encrypted license data for the receiver based on a mapping between the one or more hash codes and a hash of the message from the CDM. A server for providing a media license sends, to a receiver or a group of receivers, a license signaling message including encrypted license data and a license message hash indicating a hash code used to identify the receiver or the group of receivers for the encrypted license data.

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


Method of fabricating non-etch gas cooled epitaxial stack for group IIIA-N devices
Patent No. 10529561 

Inventor(s): Asad Mahmood Haider (Plano, TX), Qhalid Fareed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14981348 on 12/28/2015 (1471 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating an epitaxial stack for Group IIIA-N transistors includes depositing at least one Group IIIA-N buffer layer on a substrate in a deposition chamber of a deposition system. At least one Group IIIA-N cap layer is then deposited on the first Group IIIA-N buffer layer. During a cool down from the deposition temperature for the cap layer deposition the gas mixture supplied to the deposition chamber includes NH3 and at least one other gas, wherein the gas mixture provide an ambient in the deposition chamber that is non-etching with respect to the cap layer so that at a surface of the cap layer there is (i) a root mean square (rms) roughness of 10 and (ii) a pit density for pits greater than () 2 nm deep less than () 10 pits per square m with an average pit diameter less than () 0.05 m.

[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]


SiN selective etch to SiO2 with non-plasma dry process for 3D NAND device applications
Patent No. 10529581 

Inventor(s): Chih-Yu Hsu (Tskukuba, , JP), Jiro Yokota (Tsukuba, , JP), Nathan Stafford (Damascus, OR), Peng Shen (Tsukuba, , JP), Takashi Teramoto (Tsukuba, , JP)
Assignee(s): Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15858342 on 12/29/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for isotropic etching at least a portion of a silicon-containing layer on a sidewall of high-aspect-ratio (HAR) apertures formed on a substrate in a reaction chamber are disclosed. The HAR aperture formed by plasma etching a stack of alternating layers of a first silicon-containing layer and a second silicon-containing layer, the second silicon-containing layer is different from the first silicon-containing layer. The method comprising the steps of: a) introducing a fluorine containing etching gas selected from the group consisting of nitrosyl fluoride (FNO), trifluoroamine oxide (F[subscript]3[/subscript]NO), nitryl fluoride (FNO[subscript]2[/subscript]) and combinations thereof into the reaction chamber; and b) removing at least a portion of the second silicon-containing layers by selectively etching the second silicon-containing layers versus the first silicon-containing layers with the fluorine containing etching gas to produce recesses between the first silicon-containing layers on the sidewall of the HAR aperture. Alternatively, the disclosed etching processes are cyclic etching processes.

[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 formed by selective tungsten growth on nucleation controlling surfaces and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10529620 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Fumitaka Amano (Yokkaichi, , JP), Genta Mizuno (Yokkaichi, , JP), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Senaka Krishna Kanakamedala
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830838 on 12/04/2017 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a memory device includes forming an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers over a substrate forming memory stack structures through the alternating stack, forming a first backside trench and a second backside trench through the alternating stack, forming backside recesses by removing the sacrificial material layers, depositing a backside blocking dielectric layer after formation of the backside recesses, forming a liner that a lesser lateral extent than a lateral distance between the first backside trench and the second backside trench; and selectively growing a metal from surfaces of the liners while either not growing or growing at a lower rate the metal from surfaces of the backside recesses that are not covered by the liners.

[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]


Test structures and method for electrical measurement of FinFET fin height
Patent No. 10529631 

Inventor(s): Sharad Saxena (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): PDF SOLUTIONS, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15269854 on 09/19/2016 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of measuring fin height electrically for devices fabricated using FinFET technology are disclosed here. One method uses an interleaving comb-like test structure with no gate. The other method extracts fin height from total gate capacitance from FinFETS with varying gate lengths. When a comb-like structure with no gate is used to measure fin height, if there is another structure with a gate is used, then the gate capacitance may be measured to independently measure thickness of gate dielectric.

[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 nanoparticle thermal routing structure over interconnect region
Patent No. 10529641 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX), Robert Reid Doering (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15361390 on 11/26/2016 (1137 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit has a thermal routing structure above a top interconnect level. The top interconnect level includes interconnects connected to lower interconnect levels, and does not include bond pads, probe pads, input/output pads, or a redistribution layer to bump bond pads. The thermal routing structure extends over a portion, but not all, of a plane of the integrated circuit containing the top interconnect level. The thermal routing structure includes a layer of nanoparticles in which adjacent nanoparticles are attached to each other. The layer of nanoparticles is free of an organic binder material. The thermal routing structure has a thermal conductivity higher than the metal in the top interconnect level. The layer of nanoparticles is formed by an additive process.

[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]


Wire support for a leadframe
Patent No. 10529654 

Inventor(s): Chih-Chien Ho (Taipei Hsien, , TW), Steven Su (Tainan, , TW), Yuh-Harng Chien (Taipei-Hsien, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16143148 on 09/26/2018 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leadframe includes a plurality of interconnected support members. A pair of die pads is connected to the support members and configured to receive a pair of dies electrically connected by at least one wire. A support bracket extends between the die pads and includes a surface for maintaining the at least one wire at a predetermined distance from the die pads during overmolding of the leadframe.

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


Method and circuitry for on-chip electro-static discharge protection scheme for low cost gate driver integrated circuit
Patent No. 10529702 

Inventor(s): Danyang Zhu (Beijing, , CN), Zhong Chen (Plano, TX), Zhuang Ma (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14533432 on 11/05/2014 (1889 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes an integrated circuit, a plurality of bi-directional pins, and an electro-static discharge (ESD) clamp. The integrated circuit is configured to provide a ground potential. The plurality of bi-directional pins are configured to provide a differential input signal for the integrated circuit. The electro-static discharge (ESD) clamp is coupled between the ground potential and the plurality of bi-directional pins.

[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)


Integrated transistor and protection diode and fabrication method
Patent No. 10529705 

Inventor(s): Frank Baiocchi (Allentown, PA), Haian Lin (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Rose Alyssa Keagy (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16372165 on 04/01/2019 (281 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples provide integrated circuits including a source down transistor with a gate, a body region, an n-type source region, an n-type drain region, a p-type body contact region below the n-type source region which extends to a first depth, along with a protection diode which includes an n-type cathode region, and a p-type anode region below the n-type cathode region, where the breakdown voltage of the protection diode is defined by adjusting the relative doping concentrations and/or the vertical locations of the p-type anode region with respect to the n-type cathode 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]


Integrated transistor and protection diode and fabrication method
Patent No. 10529706 

Inventor(s): Frank Baiocchi (Allentown, PA), Haian Lin (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16392476 on 04/23/2019 (259 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples provide integrated circuits including a source down transistor with a gate, a body region, an n-type source region, an n-type drain region, a p-type body contact region below the n-type source region which extends to a first depth, along with a protection diode which includes an n-type cathode region, and a p-type anode region below the n-type cathode region, where the breakdown voltage of the protection diode is defined by adjusting the relative doping concentrations and/or the vertical locations of the p-type anode region with respect to the n-type cathode 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]


Conductivity modulated drain extended MOSFET
Patent No. 10529708 

Inventor(s): Aravind C Appaswamy (Plano, TX), Farzan Farbiz (Santa Clara, CA), James P. Di Sarro (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871356 on 01/15/2018 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is fabricated on a semiconductor substrate. An insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is formed upon the semiconductor substrate in which the IGBT has an anode terminal, a cathode terminal, and a gate terminal, and a drift region. A diode is also formed on the semiconductor substrate and has an anode terminal and a cathode terminal, in which the anode of the diode is coupled to the anode terminal of the IGBT and the cathode of the diode is coupled to the drift region of the IGBT.

[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]


Galvanic isolation device
Patent No. 10529796 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granby, CT), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Robert Alan Neidorff (Bedford, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178352 on 11/01/2018 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A galvanic isolation device includes a first integrated circuit (IC) die that has communication circuitry formed in a circuit layer below the top surface. A first conductive plate is formed on the IC die proximate the top surface, and is coupled to the communication circuitry. A dielectric isolation layer is formed over a portion of the top surface of the IC after the IC is fabricated such that the dielectric isolation layer completely covers the conductive plate. A second conductive plate is juxtaposed with the first conductive plate but separated by the dielectric isolation layer such that the first conductive plate and the second conductive plate form a capacitor. The second conductive plate is configured to be coupled to a second communication circuit.

[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, LDMOS with trapezoid JFET, bottom gate and ballast drift and fabrication method
Patent No. 10529804 

Inventor(s): Jun Cai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15682128 on 08/21/2017 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include LDMOS transistors and integrated circuits with a gate, a body region implanted in the substrate to provide a channel region under a portion of the gate, a source adjacent the channel region, a drain laterally spaced from a first side of the gate, a drift region including a first highly doped drift region portion, a low doped gap drift region above the first highly doped drift region portion, and a second highly doped region portion above the gap drift region, and an isolation structure extending through the second highly doped region portion into the gap drift region portion, with a first end proximate the drain region and a second end under the gate dielectric layer, where the body region includes a tapered side laterally spaced from the second end of the isolation structure to define a trapezoidal JFET 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]


Locos with sidewall spacer for transistors and other devices
Patent No. 10529812 

Inventor(s): Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16156769 on 10/10/2018 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a first field-plated field effect transistor (FET), and a second field-plated FET, and functional circuitry configured together with the field-plated FETs for realizing at least one circuit function in a semiconductor surface layer on a substrate. The field-plated FETs include a gate structure including a gate electrode partially over a LOCOS field relief oxide and partially over a gate dielectric layer. The LOCOS field relief oxide thickness for the first field-plated FET is thicker than the LOCOS field relief oxide thickness for the second field-plated FET. There are sources and drains on respective sides of the gate structures in the semiconductor surface 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]


Energy-filtered cold electron devices and methods
Patent No. 10529835 

Inventor(s): Liang-Chieh Ma (Arlington, TX), Pradeep Bhadrachalam (Arlington, TX), Seong Jin Koh (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16354294 on 03/15/2019 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: Energy-filtered cold electron devices use electron energy filtering through discrete energy levels of quantum wells or quantum dots that are formed through band bending of tunneling barrier conduction band. These devices can obtain low effective electron temperatures of less than or equal to 45K at room temperature, steep electrical current turn-on/turn-off capabilities with a steepness of less than or equal to 10 mV/decade at room temperature, subthreshold swings of less than or equal to 10 mV/decade at room temperature, and/or supply voltages of less than or equal to 0.1 V.

[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]


Filter assemblies, tuning elements and method of tuning a filter
Patent No. 10530027 

Inventor(s): Sammit Patel (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Italy S.R.L. (Agrate Brianza, , IT)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16039366 on 07/19/2018 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides filter assemblies, tuning elements and a method of tuning a filter. A filter assembly includes a housing having a top cover, a bottom cover and at least one sidewall, the top cover, the bottom cover and the at least one sidewall defining an internal cavity, the housing configured to receive first through third radio frequency (”RF”) transmission lines; a top metal sheet mounted within the internal cavity that has a plurality of openings that form a first hole pattern; and a bottom metal sheet mounted within the internal cavity that has a plurality of openings that form a second hole pattern. The top and bottom metal sheets are vertically spaced-apart from each other in a vertically stacked relationship within the internal cavity. The top metal sheet and the bottom metal sheet each include at least one resonator.

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


Power balancing in a multi-phase system
Patent No. 10530161 

Inventor(s): Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Tesla, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14985319 on 12/30/2015 (1469 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for balancing the power output to each phase of a set of micro-inverters. The method of some embodiments is performed by a gateway, which receives output messages from a plurality of micro-inverters. The gateway identifies the phase of each micro-inverter and calculates the output of the plurality of micro-inverters to each power line of a multi-phase system. The gateway then sends control signals to the micro-inverters to control the output of each micro-inverter to maintain a balanced aggregate power output to each phase of the power grid.

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


Methods and apparatus for power loss calibration in a wireless power system
Patent No. 10530196 

Inventor(s): Eric Gregory Oettinger (Rochester, MN), Kalyan N. Siddabattula (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15410590 on 01/19/2017 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, an integrated circuit includes a communication and control unit. The communication and control unit controls an inverter that applies an alternating current output signal to a transmission coil for reception by a receiver. The communication and control unit causes the inverter to provide a first and second transmit powers to the transmission coil, and the communication unit receives a first and second power received signals from the receiver in response to the first and second transmit powers. The communication and control unit determines a first gain and offset using the first transmit power, the first power. When a third transmit power greater than the second transmit power is transmitted by the transmission coil, the communication and control unit determines a second gain and a second offset using the first transmit power, the first power received signal, the third transmit power and a third power received signal.

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


Current mode chopper amplifier
Patent No. 10530302 

Inventor(s): Biraja Prasad Dash (Tucson, AZ), Dimitar Trifonov (Vail, AZ), Ravinthiran Balasingam (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042436 on 07/23/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit, comprising an input chopper configured to receive an input signal, a differential amplifier having an input coupled to an output of the input chopper, a current mode chopping circuit coupled to an output of the differential amplifier, and a first current mirror bias transistor pair coupled between a voltage supply and the current mode chopping circuit.

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


Offset drift compensation
Patent No. 10530308 

Inventor(s): Mayank Garg (Murphy, TX), Shyamsunder Balasubramanian (Plano, TX), Toru Tanaka (Plano, TX), Wenxiao Tan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15934467 on 03/23/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: An offset drift compensation circuit for correcting offset drift that changes with temperature. In one example, offset drift compensation circuit includes a low temperature offset compensation circuit and a high temperature offset circuit. The low temperature offset compensation circuit is configured to compensate for drift in offset at a first rate below a selected temperature. The high temperature offset compensation circuit is configured to compensate for drift in offset at a second rate above the selected temperature. The first rate is different from the second rate.

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


Digital pre-distortion for an AB amplifier
Patent No. 10530310 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15957061 on 04/19/2018 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: Digital pre-distortion may be provided. First, a radio frequency (RF) domain distortion correcting signal and a base band (BB) domain distortion correcting signal may be initialized. Then the RF domain distortion correcting signal may be generated from an input signal. The generated RF domain distortion correcting signal may correspond to an amplifier. Next, the BB domain distortion correcting signal may be generated from the input signal. The generated BB domain distortion correcting signal may correspond to the amplifier. Then the RF domain distortion correcting signal and the BB domain distortion correcting signal may be combined to form a hybrid distortion correcting signal. The hybrid distortion correcting signal may then be provided to input matching circuitry feeding the amplifier.

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


Multi-phase multi-frequency pulse width modulation
Patent No. 10530344 

Inventor(s): Hrishikesh Ratnakar Nene (Katy, TX), Kristopher Sean Parrent (Richmond, TX), Subrahmanya Bharathi Akondy (Cypress, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399394 on 04/30/2019 (252 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a method of generating a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal includes repeatedly master control counting, by a master control counter generator, which includes one or both of incrementing and decrementing a master control counter with a minimum value and a maximum value, and repeatedly slave control counting with a phase delay with respect to the master control counting, and during a transition period, slave control counting to a new maximum value or a new phase delay. A maximum count of the transition period is selected to result in the transition period reaching the minimum value at the new phase delay count. The PWM signal is generated by generating rising edges when the slave control counter reaches a rising edge threshold, and generating falling edges when the slave control counter reaches a falling edge threshold.

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


Receiver-side setup and hold time calibration for source synchronous systems
Patent No. 10530347 

Inventor(s): Tianyu Tang (Milpitas, CA), Venkatesh Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017286 on 06/25/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A skew correction system includes delay circuits positioned in front of sampling circuitry. A skew correction controller first delays an input clock signal to create hold violations. Then with, with the delay of an input clock signal fixed at a reference delay amount, the skew correction controller delays input data signals first to remove or reduce the hold violations, and then to create setup violations. Based on the delaying, the skew correction controller identifies data valid windows for the input data signals, and in turn, identifies target delay amounts that position a delayed clock signal in target sampling positions.

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


Method and system for generating a saw-tooth signal with fast fly back interval
Patent No. 10530373 

Inventor(s): Ahmed Reda Fridi (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Amerson Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428975 on 06/01/2019 (220 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transceiver includes a frequency modulation continuous wave generator to generate a frequency sequence and a digital phase locked loop to generate a waveform based on the frequency sequence. The digital phase locked loop includes a plurality of control registers. A main controller captures a reference state defined in the plurality of configuration registers prior to the frequency sequence, initiates the frequency sequence, restores the reference state of the configuration registers after completion of the frequency sequence, and repeats the frequency sequence after restoring the reference state.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Phase interpolation and rotation apparatus and method
Patent No. 10530376 

Inventor(s): Euhan Chong (Ottawa, , CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14145701 on 12/31/2013 (2198 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a ring oscillator comprising a plurality of delay stages connected in cascade and an injection apparatus comprising a plurality of injection devices, wherein the injection devices receive a reference clock from their inputs and outputs of the injection devices are coupled to respective outputs of the delay stages, and wherein each injection device comprises a polarity selection stage having inputs coupled to the reference clock and an adjustable gain stage having inputs coupled to outputs of the polarity selection stage and outputs coupled to outputs of a corresponding delay stage.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Sample based gain error estimation for analog to digital converter
Patent No. 10530378 

Inventor(s): Nagarajan Viswanathan (Bangalore, , IN), Srinivas Kumar Reddy Naru (Bangalore, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249927 on 01/17/2019 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a circuit. The circuit includes a zone detection block that generates a control signal in response to an input signal. An amplifier generates an amplified signal in response to the input signal and the control signal. An analog to digital converter (ADC) is coupled to the amplifier and samples the amplified signal to generate a digital signal. A digital corrector is coupled to the zone detection block and the ADC, and transforms the digital signal to generate a rectified signal based on the control signal and an error signal. An error estimator is coupled to the zone detection block and receives the rectified signal as a feedback. The error estimator generates the error signal in response to the control signal and the rectified signal.

[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]


Butterfly network on load data return
Patent No. 10530397 

Inventor(s): Dheera Balasubramanian (Richardson, TX), Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15651055 on 07/17/2017 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is shown that is operable to transform and align a plurality of fields from an input to an output data stream using a multilayer butterfly or inverse butterfly network. Many transformations are possible with such a network which may include separate control of each multiplexer. This invention supports a limited set of multiplexer control signals, which enables a similarly limited set of data transformations. This limited capability is offset by the reduced complexity of the multiplexor control circuits.

[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]


Wideband low distortion power amplifier
Patent No. 10530402 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380582 on 04/10/2019 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit and apparatus for filtering harmful harmonics is disclosed. The circuit and apparatus include a power amplifier core that uses equally sized inverter based amplifiers. The amplifier core cells provide uniform load to all phases of a fundamental frequency to cancel all harmonics at an output. The power amplifier stages are driven into nonlinearity, and the combination of harmonics is performed at the output by varying series connected capacitors. The harmonic combination is performed at the outputs, leaving no further scope of nonlinearity in the signal chain.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for combining MIMO and mode-division multiplexing
Patent No. 10530435 

Inventor(s): Roger Linquist (Dallas, TX), Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15960904 on 04/24/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communications system comprises first signal processing circuitry for receiving a plurality of input data streams and applying a different orthogonal function to each of the plurality of input data streams. Second signal processing circuitry processes each of the plurality of input data streams having the different orthogonal function applied thereto to multiplex a first group of the plurality of input data streams having a first group of orthogonal functions applied thereto onto a carrier signal and to multiplex a second group of the plurality of input data streams having a second group of orthogonal functions applied thereto onto the carrier signal. A MIMO transmitter transmits the carrier signal including the first group of the plurality of input data streams having the first group of orthogonal functions applied thereto and the second group of the plurality of input data streams having the second group of orthogonal functions applied thereto over a plurality of separate communications links. Each of the plurality of separate communications links go from one transmitting antenna of a plurality of transmitting antennas to each of a plurality of receiving antennas at a MIMO receiver.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods of radio front-end beam management for 5G terminals
Patent No. 10530456 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianhua Mo (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16272900 on 02/11/2019 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for beam management is provided. The method comprises storing a database comprising information regarding UE-specific conditions that are detectable by the UE, wherein each of the UE-specific conditions is prioritized, determining whether a UE-specific condition is detected, updating the database including the UE-specific condition based on a result of the determination, re-prioritizing each of the UE-specific conditions included in the database based on a usage probability of the UE-specific condition, generating a searching sequence for beam management based on the database, wherein the searching sequence is mapped to each of the UE-specific conditions, and performing the beam management based on the generated searching sequence.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Hyperscale photonics connectivity solution
Patent No. 10530481 

Inventor(s): Terrel Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Nolte Intellectual Property Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057626 on 08/07/2018 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides an effective solution to employ hyperscale photonics connectivity using existing server connections. The solution described in the present disclosure eliminates top-of-rack switches and facilitates a manner for servers to connect directly to middle-of-row switches. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes a primary transceiver device. The primary server-end transceiver device comprising a photonics transceiver and a first electrical transmitter. The apparatus further includes a first secondary server-end transceiver device, the first secondary server-end transceiver device comprising a second electrical transmitter. In addition, a first electrical cable electrically couples the primary server-end transceiver to the first secondary server-end transceiver device. The present disclosure enables the use of an input fiber connection and a photonics transceiver to effect two sets of electrical connections on different servers.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Probabilistic constellation shaping for optical networks with diverse transmission media
Patent No. 10530490 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Olga I. Vassilieva (Plano, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287409 on 02/27/2019 (314 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for constellation shaping of QAM modulation formats in an optical transport network may include selecting a target information rate for an optical transmission path, determining a measure of fiber nonlinearity for transmission media on the path, and selecting, dependent on the measure of fiber nonlinearity, one of multiple supported shaping parameter pairs, each specifying a respective shaping strength level and a respective error correction strength level. A network management system may configure optical transponders to apply probabilistic shaping to a QAM modulation format in accordance with the selected shaping parameter pair. A shaping parameter pair specifying a high shaping strength level and a low error correction strength level may be selected when the measure of fiber nonlinearity is high. A shaping parameter pair specifying a low shaping strength level and a high error correction strength level may be selected when the measure of fiber nonlinearity is low.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Providing acknowledgement information by a wireless device
Patent No. 10530532 

Inventor(s): Jun Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914472 on 03/07/2018 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: In general, to provide acknowledgment information by a first wireless device, the first wireless device sends repeated instances of acknowledgment information in respective first and second frame structures, in response to receipt of first information from a second wireless device. In addition, the first wireless device also sends further acknowledgment information in the second frame structure that is responsive to second information received from the second wireless device.

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


Unifying message to support downlink beam management over multiple groups of beam paired links (MGBPL)
Patent No. 10530548 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15855157 on 12/27/2017 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmit-receive-point (TRP) may send a beam management configuration message to a user equipment (UE) that includes downlink beam management configuration parameters to use for an ensuing beam management procedure between the TRP and the UE. The beam management configuration message may specify various parameters associated with TRP/UE beams that are to be evaluated during the beam management procedure, directional transmission/reception capabilities of the TRP (e.g., how many transmit-beams and/or receive-beams the TRP is capable of using for simultaneous direction reception/transmission, etc.), spreading sequence parameters (e.g., which spreading sequence, or spreading sequence group, is to be used during the beam management procedure), and/or beam management protocol information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Voice control of endpoint devices through a multi-services gateway device at the user premises
Patent No. 10530598 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14962165 on 12/08/2015 (1491 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gateway device providing and managing interactive user voice-controlled home automation services over at least endpoint devices associated with the gateway device is described. Interfaces enable communications of the gateway device with at least one endpoint device located within a use premises and data networks. A processor coupled to the interfaces and programming in storage in the server operate a communications program for configuring the gateway to communicate with endpoint devices, associate endpoint devices with the gateway, and communicate with a remote serve to access service management center applications. A home automation control program provides operation via a home automation controller configured in the gateway with voice automation messaging protocols based on the voice commands to enable interactive voice-controlled control of endpoint devices using voice commands an automate functions associated with the endpoint devices.

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


Systems and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 10530600 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944620 on 04/03/2018 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices. A service manager, controlled by the subscription manager, distributes service specific configuration data to authenticated gateway devices.

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


PCEP extension to support flexi-grid optical networks
Patent No. 10530631 

Inventor(s): Haomian Zheng (Longgang District, , CN), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Techologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15924984 on 03/19/2018 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of requesting a path on a flexi-grid network comprises: sending, by a path computation client (PCC), a request for a path to a path computation element (PCE), the request including the request including: a label that identifies spectrum to be restricted from use in the path; and a channel spacing field; and receiving, by the PCC and from the PCE, a response to the request, the response including an identifier of an assigned path on the flexi-grid network.

[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)


Identifier-based resolution of identities
Patent No. 10530659 

Inventor(s): Alexander Clemm (Los Gatos, CA), Padmadevi Pillay-Esnault (San Jose, CA), Uma S. Chunduri (Fremont, CA), Yingzhen Qu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15924919 on 03/19/2018 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus in an IP network, the apparatus comprises: a receiver configured to: obtain an identity of a first entity, the identity is a unique identification of the first entity at a given time, obtain a first identifier of the identity, and obtain a second identifier of the identity, the first identifier and the second identifier are identifications of the identity; and a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to: create an association of the first identifier and the second identifier with the identity, and instruct storage of the association in a database.

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


Named data routing protocol for low-power and lossy wide-area networks (NRPL)
Patent No. 10530685 

Inventor(s): Lijun Dong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925246 on 03/19/2018 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology distributing messages in a low power and lossy network (LLNs). A downstream message including one or more name prefixes hosted at a source node is forwarded along a nodal route of a routing topology. An upstream message is received from one or more nodes along one or more nodal routes in the routing topology based on a routing entry towards a parent node as learned from the downstream message, and an interest message, including one or more of a request for content or rank, is received from the one or more nodes along the one or more nodal routes having an optimal path, the optimal path determined by routing entries stored in the one or more nodes.

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


Intent based network configuration
Patent No. 10530697 

Inventor(s): Henry Louis Fourie (Livermore, CA), Hong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15046071 on 02/17/2016 (1420 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment device includes a network interface, a non-transitory computer readable medium having executable instructions thereon, and a processor coupled to the network interface and the computer readable medium. The executable instructions cause the processor to receive an Intent representing requirements for data traffic on a network having a plurality of endpoints, with the Intent specifying one or more traffic parameters identifying one or more of the endpoints, and and at least one first service. The executable instructions also include instructions to generate one or more networking commands identifying the at least one first service according to the traffic parameters, send the networking commands to one or more network devices on the network and cause the network devices to perform the at least one first service on a first data transmission in response to parameters of the data transmission satisfying the one or more networking commands.

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


Method and apparatus for signaling and operation of low delay consumption of media data in MMT
Patent No. 10530828 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Plano, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14616432 on 02/06/2015 (1796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for wireless communication between at least one base station and user equipment, the user equipment including a transceiver and processing circuitry. The transceiver is configured to receive a packet comprising a control message with a header and a payload related to fragments of multimedia content. The header includes a message identifier indicating whether the control message is a low delay consumption message, a length of the controller message, and a version of the control message. The processing circuitry is configured to determine whether the control message is the low delay consumption message based on the message identifier. The processing circuitry is also configured to, responsive to the control message being the low delay consumption message, configure the packet based on the payload and the control message before receiving headers of the fragments of the multimedia content.

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


Container-based system analytics appliance
Patent No. 10530840 

Inventor(s): David Lee Helsley (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, Inc. (Islandia, NY)
Law Firm: Alliance IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15476504 on 03/31/2017 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: Data is received describing attributes of a first mainframe computing system at a software appliance, where the software appliance is hosted at least in part on a second mainframe computing system and the software appliance includes a plurality of microservices hosted in a plurality of software containers. The data is sent to a first one of the plurality of microservices hosted in a first one of the plurality of software containers, where the first microservice includes data science logic. The data is analyzed using the data science logic to generate a result at the first microservice, and it is determined whether to send the result to a second one of the plurality of microservices hosted in a second one of the plurality of software containers, where the second microservice includes logic to determine an alert condition based on results received from other microservices in the software appliance.

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


Mobile device transportation mode management device, system and method
Patent No. 10530920 

Inventor(s): Mahaveer Jain (Santa Clara, CA), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16407947 on 05/09/2019 (243 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable device includes one or more memories and travel mode control circuitry coupled to the one or more memories. The travel mode control circuitry, in operation, monitors motion data and temperature data to detect a first travel state of the device. When the first travel state of the device is detected, motion data and pressure data are monitored to detect a transition from the first travel state to a second travel state of the device. When the transition to the second travel state of the device is detected, one or more control signals are generated to cause the device to enter a first travel mode of operation.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for managing provisioning of an imaging system
Patent No. 10531051 

Inventor(s): James D. Allen (LaGrange, KY), Oleg Logvinov (East Brunswick, NJ)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978908 on 05/14/2018 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a system and a method of accessing a system. An embodiment is a system including an imaging system including a controller and a first camera, the controller having a communication connection configured to transmit or receive content or control signals, and a mobile device including a second camera, the mobile device having a communication interface configured to transmit or receive content or control signals with the controller, the controller being configured to compare images from the first and second cameras to allow access to the controller from the mobile device.

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


Synchronization controller unit for sensor node
Patent No. 10531075 

Inventor(s): Goksel Dedeoglu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, , JP)
Law Firm: Rankin, Hill Clark LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16143702 on 09/27/2018 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicular synchronization system includes an image sensor of a vehicle. The image sensor captures image data for an image sensor field of view. The vehicular synchronization system also includes a light sensor having a radial view. The light sensor captures light data from around the vehicle in a full rotation. The vehicular synchronization system includes a synchronization control unit having a data receiving module, a trigger time determination module, a timer module, and a sensor trigger module. The data receiving module receives a data packet from the light sensor. The trigger time determination module determines a trigger time when a desired light sensor orientation overlaps with the image sensor field of view. The timer module sets a timer to elapse at the trigger time. The sensor trigger module controls the image sensor to capture image data at the trigger time when the timer elapses.

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


Coding chroma samples in video compression
Patent No. 10531085 

Inventor(s): Shan Liu (San Jose, CA), Yin Zhao (Hangzhou, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856326 on 12/28/2017 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoder and a method to process chroma blocks by the decoder are described. The method includes receiving a coding block from an encoder; partitioning the coding block into a plurality chroma blocks; merging at least two chroma blocks among the plurality chroma blocks into a merged block, where a width or height of a chroma block among the at least two chroma blocks is less than a threshold, and a width or height of the merged block is no less than the threshold; deriving prediction information for the merged block; generating prediction samples according to the derived prediction information; and obtaining reconstructed chroma samples according to the generated prediction samples. By merging the at least two chroma blocks, whose width or height is less than a threshold, into the merged block, hardware complexity can be reduced.

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


Image processing device and image processing method
Patent No. 10531089 

Inventor(s): Junichi Tanaka (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264047 on 01/31/2019 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image processing device including an acquiring section configured to acquire quantization matrix parameters from an encoded stream in which the quantization matrix parameters defining a quantization matrix are set within a parameter set which is different from a sequence parameter set and a picture parameter set, a setting section configured to set, based on the quantization matrix parameters acquired by the acquiring section, a quantization matrix which is used when inversely quantizing data decoded from the encoded stream, and an inverse quantization section configured to inversely quantize the data decoded from the encoded stream using the quantization matrix set by the setting section.

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


Context initialization based on slice header flag and slice type
Patent No. 10531091 

Inventor(s): Christopher Segall (Camas, WA), Kiran Misra (Vancouver, WA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227322 on 12/20/2018 (383 days app to issue)

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

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


Signaling decoded picture buffer size in multi-loop scalable video coding
Patent No. 10531108 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948891 on 04/09/2018 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encoding a video sequence in a scalable video encoder to generate a scalable bitstream is provided that includes encoding the video sequence in a first layer encoder of the scalable video encoder to generate a first sub-bitstream, encoding the video sequence in a second layer encoder of the scalable video encoder to generate a second sub-bitstream, wherein portions of the video sequence being encoded in the second layer encoder are predicted using reference portions of the video sequence encoded in the first layer encoder, combining the first sub-bitstream and the second sub-bitstream to generate the scalable bitstream, and signaling in the scalable bitstream an indication of a maximum decoded picture buffer (DPB) size needed for decoding the second sub-bitstream and the first sub-bitstream when the second sub-bitstream is a target sub-bitstream for decoding.

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


Methods and techniques for reducing latency in changing channels in a digital video environment
Patent No. 10531132 

Inventor(s): Bharat Jauhari (Noida, , IN), Chandandeep Singh Pabla (Fremont, CA), Udit Kumar (Noida, , IN)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856509 on 12/28/2017 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A channel stream is received and demultiplexed into a video packetized elementary stream (PES), audio packetized elementary stream (PES), and program clock reference (PCR). Indexing circuitry stores the video PES and the audio PES in a buffer, locates a presentation time stamp (PTS) in the video PES and stores that PTS in the buffer, locates a start of each group of pictures (GOP) in the video PES and stores those locations in the buffer, and locates a PTS in the audio PES and stores that PTS in the buffer. Control circuitry empties the buffer of an oldest GOP in the video PES if the PCR is greater than the PTS of a second oldest GOP stored in the buffer, and empties the buffer of each PES packet of the audio PES that has a PTS that is less than the PTS of the oldest GOP stored.

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


Providing secondary coverage in a mobile communication system
Patent No. 10531310 

Inventor(s): Jack Anthony Smith (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113641 on 08/27/2018 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, articles of manufacture and systems for providing secondary coverage in a mobile communication system are disclosed. Example methods for a first device to provide secondary coverage in a mobile communication system include transmitting a secondary coverage signal and receiving a presence indication from a second device. Such example methods can also include reporting the presence indication to an access node of the mobile communication system. Such example methods can further include receiving information from the access node to enable relay node functionality in the first device in response to reporting the presence indication to the access node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Radio access technology change reporting
Patent No. 10531344 

Inventor(s): Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988268 on 05/24/2018 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to monitor a radio access technology type being used by a user equipment (UE) device to wirelessly communicate with a base station. The processor may be further configured to detect a change from a first radio access technology type to a second radio access technology type; determine that the second radio access technology type has been sustained for at least a particular time period; and report information identifying the change from the first radio access technology type to the second radio access technology type to a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for routing IP based messaging, voice and video calling based on the network parameters the device is connected to and the location
Patent No. 10531358 

Inventor(s): Chao Kan (Frisco, TX), Gautam G. Reddy (Plano, TX), Matthew Oommen (Frisco, TX), Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIACE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15224228 on 07/29/2016 (1257 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for routing IP-based messaging, voice and video calling, comprising detecting network parameters of a network that a device is connected to, detecting a location of the device and routing the call based on the network parameters and the location.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus, system and method for power saving between a scheduling request and grant using self-learning
Patent No. 10531391 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Fay Kaplun Marcin, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15992774 on 05/30/2018 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for power saving between a scheduling request and a grant. A user equipment (UE) establishes a connection to a network, the UE and the network may be configured with a Connected Discontinuous Reception (C-DRX) functionality, the C-DRX functionality including a cycle with at least one onDuration. The UE transmits, during a first subframe a scheduling request (SR) to the network, the SR corresponds to data that is to be transmitted by the UE. The UE determines a second subframe for the UE to enter an active mode of processing for a reception of a grant, the second subframe is subsequent to the first subframe and prior to a next onDuration. The UE initiates an active mode of processing for the reception of the grant during the second subframe.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Baby onesie
Patent No. D871721 

Inventor(s): Cathryn C. Wood (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CCBaby LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644712 on 04/19/2018 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Swing
Patent No. D871786 

Inventor(s): John Blackrock (Dallas, TX), Jonathan Elder (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Aarjay Products, LLC (Springfield, VA)
Law Firm: Widerman Malek, PL (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29641635 on 03/23/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Dual function gas and pellet grill
Patent No. D871821 

Inventor(s): Brandon Gleaton (Dallas, TX), Erica Lea Boltz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Boltz Group, LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Miller Martin PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29648454 on 05/21/2018 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ring
Patent No. D871956 

Inventor(s): LoriAnn Vaughan Biggers (Southlake, TX), Rotem Fartook (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BELLA VAUGHAN, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29611711 on 07/25/2017 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ring
Patent No. D871957 

Inventor(s): LoriAnn Vaughan Biggers (Southlake, TX), Rotem Fartook (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BELLA VAUGHAN, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29611714 on 07/25/2017 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display device with graphical user interface having a determinate progress indicator animation
Patent No. D872102 

Inventor(s): Nathan Bailey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29614180 on 08/16/2017 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Firearm sight
Patent No. D872219 

Inventor(s): Andrew Pischke (Mansfield, TX), Jonathan Horton (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Sellmark Corporation (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29639194 on 03/05/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module LED light board
Patent No. D872319 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613363 on 08/09/2017 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Body scrubber
Patent No. D872371 

Inventor(s): Shelly M Jardin (Red Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Baker Law Firm (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29637950 on 02/23/2018 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Insulation vacuum bag
Patent No. D872397 

Inventor(s): Brad Perkins (Carrolton, TX), Scott Perkins (Carrolton, TX)
Assignee(s): TOUGH BAGS, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617587 on 09/14/2017 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Surface cleaning head
Patent No. D872399 

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN)
Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29618142 on 09/19/2017 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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