Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of May 7

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

Patents granted include:
•  Bank of America's dynamic employee security risk scoring
•  Dolby Laboratories' optical system for image projectors
•  Freeflight Acquisitions' autonomous anonymity system
•  Peloton Therapeutics' methods of treating pulmonary arterial hypertension
•  Siemens Healthcare's image-based tumor phenotyping with machine learning
•  STMicroelectronics' zero standby power for powerline communication devices
•  IBM's video sentiment analysis tool for video messaging

 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 May 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  LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments LLC (Dallas) 18
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 8
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 6
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 5
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 5
UNASSIGNED 9


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas) 3
Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville) 2
Lee D. Whetsel (Parker) 2
Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

97 days
Pump
Patent No. D0847865
Assignee: Insera Therapeutics Inc
Inventor: Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas)

3,717 days
Methods, apparatus and products for filtering
Patent No. 10279295
Assignee: Filtration GroupCorp. (Joliet, IL)
Inventor: Alan L Clarke (Mineral Wells)


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Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness IndexFor additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Mirror for applying eye cosmetics
Patent No. 10278479 

Inventor(s): Janelle Friedman (Dallas, TX), Michael R. Moussa (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): MYJF Enterprise, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15398487 on 01/04/2017 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnifying cosmetic mirror for use in applying cosmetics at the eye. The cosmetic mirror is constructed to have a base mirror and side mirrors extending at obtuse angles from opposite sides of the base mirror. The side mirrors are constructed as magnifying mirrors, such as spherical concave mirrors, of a focal length that provides a magnifying view of the eye when placed above the base mirror. The magnification of the side mirrors is selected according to the separation of the side mirrors from one another, and the angles at which they extend from the base mirror.

[A45D] HAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT (wigs, toupees, or the like A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00; hairdressers’ chairs A47C 1/04; hair cutting appliances, razors B26B)


Pedicle screw
Patent No. 10278737 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Scott Smith (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14938540 on 11/11/2015 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pedicle screw comprises a head. A shaft is joined to the head. The shaft comprises a first threaded portion, a middle portion and a second threaded portion. The middle portion comprises a modified threaded portion being configured to mitigate damage to a patient”s nerve root. A first marker is joinable to the shaft proximate the modified threaded portion. The first marker comprises a material being radiographically distinguishable from the shaft in which a placement of the modified threaded portion is observable.

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


Self-adherent implants and methods of preparation
Patent No. 10278802 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Robert Hadba (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Covidien LP (Mansfield, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14970701 on 12/16/2015 (1238 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implants are described herein which contain an activated adhesive on at least a portion of the surface of the implant. A release sheet may be positioned over at least a portion of the adhesive. Packages which contain the implants and methods of preparing the implants are also described.

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


Multifocal diffractive ophthalmic lens using suppressed diffractive order
Patent No. 10278811 

Inventor(s): Myoung-Taek Choi (Arlington, TX), Xin Hong (Fort Worth, TX), Yueai Liu (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15095253 on 04/11/2016 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multifocal ophthalmic lens includes an ophthalmic lens and a diffractive element. The ophthalmic lens has a base curvature corresponding to a base power. The diffractive element produces constructive interference in at least four consecutive diffractive orders corresponding a range of vision between near and distance vision. The constructive interference produces a near focus, a distance focus corresponding to the base power of the ophthalmic lens, and an intermediate focus between the near focus and the distance focus. A diffraction efficiency of at least one of the diffractive orders is suppressed to less than ten percent.

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


Limiting dynamic cord for an orthosis or prosthesis or walker
Patent No. 10278853 

Inventor(s): Franck Vautrin (Dallas, TX), Nathan Joseph Sutti (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Kinematic Improvements LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Mohr Intellectual Property Law Solutions, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14859107 on 09/18/2015 (1327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A movement limiting system for supporting, aligning, preventing, or correcting deformities includes a calf shell that is adapted to form around a calf of a human user. A heel shell is adapted to form around a heel of the human user. A calf shell flap is connected to a calf shell ring. A heel shell flap is connected to a heel shell ring. A cord has a first end and a second end. The first end is connected to the calf shell ring and the second end is connected to the heel shell ring. Additionally, the cord can be connected to a user”s leg at one end and a walker at the other end.

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


Jet assembly having a friction-reducing member
Patent No. 10278894 

Inventor(s): Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Thanh Le (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15889154 on 02/05/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a jet assembly comprising a jet assembly housing, a magnetic impeller, and at least one friction-reducing member. The present invention is also directed to a fluid pump that comprises a motor assembly and a jet assembly comprising a jet assembly housing, a magnetic impeller, and at least one friction-reducing member. The present invention is further directed to a method for dispensing a fluid using the jet assembly comprising a jet assembly housing, a magnetic impeller, and at least one friction-reducing member. The at least one friction-reducing member allows a motor assembly to cause a magnetic impeller to rotate within a jet assembly housing and preferably not make contact with an inner surface of a back cover of the jet assembly housing during operation of the jet assembly such that a shaft member(s) and/or a bearing(s) is/are not required for rotation of the magnetic impeller.

[A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)


Compositions for use in treating pulmonary arterial hypertension
Patent No. 10278942 

Inventor(s): Barry Goggin (Dallas, TX), Eli M. Wallace (Richardson, TX), John A. Josey (Dallas, TX), Xinlin Du (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15556607 on 03/09/2016 (1154 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in a subject in need thereof. Compositions for use in these methods are also provided.

[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)


Administration of berberine metabolites
Patent No. 10278961 

Inventor(s): Jacob Wilson (Tampa, FL), Ryan Lowery (Tampa, FL), Shawn Wells (Lewisville, TX), Terry LaCore (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Keto Patent Group, Inc. (Melissa, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491933 on 04/19/2017 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, berberine metabolites, such as dihydroberberine and/or tetrahydroberberine, may be administered to manage blood glucose levels, increase ketone levels (e.g., blood concentration of ketones), and/or for therapeutic purposes in humans. The administration of a pharmaceutically effective amount of berberine metabolites, such as dihydroberberine, may reduce fasting blood glucose levels, improve glucose tolerance, and/or improve blood ketone response. In some implementations, berberine metabolites may be administered with one or more other compounds.

[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)


Reducing the proliferation of carcinoma cells by administration of a poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide
Patent No. 10278988 

Inventor(s): John W. Woodmansee, Jr. (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (Waco, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983922 on 05/18/2018 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of treating a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide composition to a mammal to reduce a proliferation of hypoxic carcinoma cells, wherein the poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide composition comprises a clathrate containing free oxygen gas (O[subscript]2[/subscript]) molecules. The carcinoma cells may comprise prostrate carcinoma (22Rv1). The poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide material is configured to provide bioavailable oxygen gas molecules to a mammal when administered to the mammal. The poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide composition can be administered intravenously, directly to carcinoma cells, and orally. The composition may comprise a fluid, where the poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide composition is soluble in the fluid.

[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)


Agents that engage antigen-presenting cells through dendritic cell asialoglycoprotein receptor (DC-ASGPR)
Patent No. 10279030 

Inventor(s): Dapeng Li (Davis, CA), SangKon Oh (Baltimore, MD)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15265236 on 09/14/2016 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for making and using anti DC-ASGPR antibodies that can, e.g., activate DCs and other cells.

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


Method and device for enhancing the reduction of pathogens, allergens and odor-causing agents
Patent No. 10279068 

Inventor(s): Andrew Eide (Rockwall, TX), Joseph P. Urso (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DBG GROUP INVESTMENTS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15446825 on 03/01/2017 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus that help reduce and prevent infection by controlling and/or reducing the level of contaminants, which include pathogens, allergens and/or odor-causing agents including VOCs. Photocatalytic oxidation is performed in a high humidity environment so that hydrogen peroxide molecules are readily produced.

[A61L] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES (preservation of bodies or disinfecting characterised by the agent employed A01N; preserving, e.g. sterilising, food or foodstuffs A23; preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes A61K) [4]


Injection device for soft-tissue augmentation fillers, bioactive agents and other biocompatible materials in liquid or gel form
Patent No. 10279162 

Inventor(s): Ahmet Tezel (Fort Worth, TX), Christopher S. Mudd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ALLERGAN, INC. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15366824 on 12/01/2016 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein are injection devices capable of automatically injecting substances into the soft tissue of a patient. The devices can inject low to high viscosity materials at predetermined, user selected injection rates, allowing the operator more control than a traditional syringe. The devices can allow mixing of more than one substance and/or reconstitution of a solid substance for injection. The injection devices described herein can allow the operator to easily inject one or more low to high viscosity liquid or gel soft-tissue augmentation fillers, one or more drugs, one or more other biocompatible materials, or combinations thereof.

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


Measuring load impedance with active stimulation pulses in an implanted pulse generator
Patent No. 10279181 

Inventor(s): Jeff A. Weisgarber (Jewett, OH), Stephen C. Trier (Bothell, WA)
Assignee(s): NUVECTRA CORPORATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14793780 on 07/08/2015 (1399 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a medical stimulation system that includes a plurality of implantable channels each operable to obtain a voltage signal from a designated area of a body tissue. The medical stimulation system includes an impedance measurement device. The impedance measurement device includes a plurality of attenuators each coupled to a respective one of the channels. The attenuators are each operable to attenuate an amplitude of the voltage signal received from its respectively-coupled channel. The impedance measurement device includes a multiplexing component that receives the amplitude-attenuated voltage signals from each of the attenuators. The multiplexing component selectively outputs two of the amplitude-attenuated voltage signals. The impedance measurement device includes a differential amplifier that receives the two amplitude-attenuated voltage signals outputted from the multiplexing component as a differential input signal. The differential amplifier generates an amplifier output signal that includes at least partially an amplified version of the differential input signal.

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


Scintillation array apparatus and method of use thereof
Patent No. 10279198 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Spotts (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15868966 on 01/11/2018 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A scintillation material is longitudinally packaged in a circumferentially surrounding sheath, where the sheath has a lower index of refraction than the scintillation material, to form a scintillation optic or scintillation fiber optic. The scintillation material yields secondary photons upon passage of a charged particle beam, such as a positively charged residual particle beam having transmitted through a sample. The internally generated secondary photons within the sheath are guided to a detector element by the difference in index of refraction. Multiple scintillation optics are assembled to form a two-dimensional scintillation array coupled to a two-dimensional detector array, such as for use in determination of state of the residual charged particle beam, determination of an exit point of the particle beam from the sample, path of the treatment beam, and/or tomographic imaging.

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


Center console side opening doors and integrated armrest cocktail tray
Patent No. 10279916 

Inventor(s): John D. Allen (Sanger, TX), Raul G. Reyes (Denton, TX), Ty Parker (Sanger, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15128135 on 04/02/2015 (1496 days app to issue)

Abstract: Passenger seat armrests and consoles have laterally translating armrest doors that open and close to allow for deployment and stowage of tray tables. The armrest doors may be guided through their translation by slides or a linkage that controls their motion. The armrest doors may also translate in two-dimensions, incorporating a vertical translation as well as a lateral translation. The resulting motion allows for better placement of the deployable tray tables within the armrest or console and a reduction in wasted space. The passenger seat armrests may also incorporate cocktail trays that can be integrated into the armrest doors or the armrest or console itself.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


 

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

Methods, apparatus and products for filtering
Patent No. 10279295 

Inventor(s): Alan L Clarke (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): FILTRATION GROUP CORPORATION (Joliet, IL)
Law Firm: Gilbreth Associates, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12396570 on 03/03/2009 (3717 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for filtering a gas stream, having a vessel partitioned into a first stage and a second stage, with an opening between stages. A filter element is positioned in the opening, with ends of the filter element extending into the first and second stages. The first member is removable from the second member while the filter element is positioned in the opening, to allow for replacement with a new clean member.

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


Autonomous data machines and systems
Patent No. 10279488 

Inventor(s): Stacy Dean Stephens (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): KNIGHTSCOPE, INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15215540 on 07/20/2016 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A charging system for an autonomous data machine may be provided. The system may comprise: a charging station, wherein the charging station has a low profile allowing the autonomous data machine to drive over to charge a power supply of the autonomous data machine automatically; and one or more processors of the autonomous data machine configured to make charging decisions to effect charging operations of the autonomous data machine that include charging time, charging location, and operations to be performed during charging. In some instances, the charging decision are based on at least one of the following: location of charging station, availability of charging station, mission parameters, locations of other autonomous data machines, and/or charging requirements and/or availability of charging stations.

[B25J] MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES (robotic devices for individually picking fruits, vegetables, hops or the like A01D 46/30; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; means for holding wheels or parts thereof B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; arrangements for handling fuel or other materials which are used within nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; structural combination of manipulators with cells or rooms shielded against radiation G21F 7/06) [5]


Observation-enhanced virtual master system for a printing press
Patent No. 10279584 

Inventor(s): Kevin Lauren Cote (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC. (Durham, NH)
Law Firm: Davidson, Davidson Kappel, LLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13186929 on 07/20/2011 (2848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A web printing press is provided. The web printing press includes at least one printing unit printing images on a web, at least one press component in direct contact with the web, a cutting device for cutting the web into sheets and a controller transmitting a virtual master signal to the at least one printing unit and at least one press component. A sensor senses the at least one press component or directly senses the web downstream of the at least one print unit and generates a sensor signal. A processor receives the sensor signal and the virtual master signal, the processor transmits a modified virtual master signal to the cutting device as a function of the received sensor signal. Methods are also provided.

[B26D] CUTTING; DETAILS COMMON TO MACHINES FOR PERFORATING, PUNCHING, CUTTING-OUT, STAMPING-OUT OR SEVERING (disintegrating by knives or other cutting or tearing members which chop material into fragments B02C 18/00; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; hand-held cutting tools B26B) [5]


Vehicle seat adjustment systems
Patent No. 10279703 

Inventor(s): Charan S. Lota (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: 15422783 on 02/02/2017 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicle seat adjustment systems that move more than one seat in a linked manner are disclosed. A vehicle seat adjustment system for a vehicle includes a front seat of the vehicle, one or more passenger seats behind the front seat, an input device configured to receive an input for adjusting positions of the front seat, a first actuator configured to adjust positions of the front seat, a second actuator configured to adjust positions of the one or more passenger seats, and a controller communicatively coupled to the input device and the first and second actuators. The controller instructs the first actuator to move the front seat in a longitudinal direction for a first distance in response to the received input, and instructs the second actuator to move the one or more passenger seats in the longitudinal direction for a second distance in response to the received input.

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


Seal for variable dynamic gaps
Patent No. 10279754 

Inventor(s): James D. Cunningham (Clarkston, MI), Mohan Ramachandra Kulkarni (Novi, 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: 15214957 on 07/20/2016 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sealing system can be used between a first vehicle component and a second vehicle component. As an example, the first vehicle component can be a filler panel, and the second vehicle component can be a bumper panel. The first vehicle component and the second vehicle component can be spaced from each other such that a gap is formed between the first vehicle component and the second vehicle component. A seal can be operatively positioned at least partially between the first vehicle component and the second vehicle component to close at least a portion of the gap. The interface seal can be floatingly connected to the first vehicle component. The interface seal can be unconnected to the second vehicle component. The interface seal can be substantially adjacent to the second vehicle component.

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


Understanding driver awareness through brake behavior analysis
Patent No. 10279793 

Inventor(s): Fei Tao (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Tokyo, , JP)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593087 on 05/11/2017 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing a driver”s brake behavior are provided. In some aspects, the system includes a memory that stores instructions for executing processes for analyzing the driver”s brake behavior, and a processor configured to execute the instructions. In aspects, the processes include: receiving data from one or more multi-modal sensors, determining whether each braking event of a plurality of braking events is a hard braking event; analyzing the one or more physiological signals of the driver to determine whether each of the hard braking events is a reactive hard braking event or an intended hard braking event; applying a Lasso regression analysis and a classification framework for each of the hard braking events to identify features that indicate whether a respective hard braking event is a reactive hard braking event or an intended hard braking event; and generating a signal notifying a vehicle of the features.

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


Systems and methods for preemptively adjusting vehicle parameters according to predicted controls relating to a toll booth
Patent No. 10279810 

Inventor(s): Shannon Alicia Wrobel (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: 15430770 on 02/13/2017 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to preemptively adjusting operating parameters of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes determining a control profile for the vehicle based, at least in part, on an environmental context and in response to identifying that the vehicle is located proximate to a roadway location for which the operating parameters are to be optimized. The environmental context characterizes at least current surroundings of the vehicle including the roadway location. The control profile indicates a predicted control input that is expected to be received through a driver input system for controlling the vehicle. The method includes adjusting the operating parameters of the vehicle according to the control profile to preemptively optimize the vehicle in anticipation of the predicted control input. The method includes controlling the vehicle according to the operating parameters upon receiving a driver control input through the driver input system.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]


Tiltrotor aircraft having active wing extensions
Patent No. 10279892 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Bosworth (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252560 on 08/31/2016 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft includes a fuselage supporting first and second wings each having an outboard end. First and second nacelles are respectively coupled to the outboard ends of the first and second wings. The first and second nacelles each have an outboard end. First and second wing extensions are rotatably coupled, respectively, to the outboard ends of the first and second nacelles. First and second actuators are operable to respectively move the first and second wing extensions to dampen a mode of the first and second wings, thereby stabilizing the tiltrotor aircraft.

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


Rotorcraft variable thrust cross-flow fan systems
Patent No. 10279900 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Fort Worth, TX), Dudley Smith (Fort Worth, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Fort Worth, TX), Mark Dreier (Fort Worth, TX), Steve Ray Ivans (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15233897 on 08/10/2016 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a rotorcraft includes a fuselage, a tailboom, a drive system and a variable thrust cross-flow fan system. The cross-flow fan system includes a cross-flow fan assembly that is mechanically coupled to a drive shaft and operable to rotate with the drive shaft about a longitudinal axis. The cross-flow fan assembly includes first and second driver plates having a plurality of blades rotatably mounted therebetween. The blades are disposed radially outwardly from the longitudinal axis and have a generally circular path of travel when the cross-flow fan assembly rotates about the longitudinal axis. The blades are moveable between a plurality of pitch angle configurations. A control assembly is coupled to the blades. The control assembly is operable to change the pitch angle configuration of the blades to generate variable thrust at a substantially constant rotational speed of the cross-flow fan assembly.

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


Rotating proprotor arrangement for a tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10279901 

Inventor(s): Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15272062 on 09/21/2016 (958 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion system includes an engine disposed within a fuselage, a first gearbox coupled to the engine, a wing member having an upper wing skin and torque box formed by a first rib, a second rib, a first spar and second spar, a drive shaft coupled to the first gearbox and disposed within the wing member, a second gear box coupled to the drive shaft and disposed outboard from the second rib or inboard from the first rib, and a rotatable proprotor coupled to the second gear box. The rotatable proprotor includes a plurality of rotor blades, a rotor mast having a mast axis of rotation, and a proprotor gearbox coupled to the rotor mast. The proprotor gearbox is rotatable about a conversion axis, which intersects with the mast axis of rotation at a point within a central region of the torque box and above the upper wing skin.

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


Consolidated seat back breakover mechanism
Patent No. 10279913 

Inventor(s): Girish J. Malligere (Dallas, TX), Michael Willey (Denton, TX), Nahum Madrid (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15756951 on 06/20/2016 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described is a breakover mechanism for a passenger seat that includes a frame member with a rear portion attached to two opposing sides of a seat back of the passenger seat wherein the frame member is at least partially disposed under a seat pan of the passenger seat, at least one moving portion attached to a forward portion of the frame member, a carriage portion fixedly attached to the seat pan; and a single point mechanism attached to the carriage portion. Once a threshold loading condition occurs, the single point mechanism changes states to facilitate movement of the moving portion relative to the carriage portion.

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


Engine exhaust duct mounting assembly
Patent No. 10279924 

Inventor(s): Angel David Rosado (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593956 on 05/12/2017 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting a portion of an engine exhaust duct in an opening of an airframe panel aircraft, including a peripheral flange disposed on the portion of the exhaust duct, and at least one mounting member having an outer peripheral flange portion for connection to the airframe panel and having an inner peripheral flange portion with at least one compliant isolator member to receive the peripheral flange of the exhaust duct in a manner that suspends the exhaust duct in the opening away from the airframe panel and accommodates thermal expansion and contraction of the exhaust duct relative to the airframe panel. Embodiments include a method of mounting an engine exhaust duct in an opening of an outer airframe panel of an aircraft.

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


System and apparatus for wire and cable packaging and payoff
Patent No. 10280031 

Inventor(s): John L. Rhoads (McKinney, TX), Karolina Zuraw (Richardson, TX), Troy D. Skidmore (McKinney, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16159649 on 10/13/2018 (206 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for the transportation and payoff of coiled wire and cable, the apparatus comprising a clamshell package, an inner void formed by the clamshell package, the inner void comprising a compartment within for containing coiled wire and cable during transportation and payoff of the wire and cable, a payoff port is coupled to the clamshell package, wherein the coiled wire and cable is extracted from the clamshell package through the payoff port on an axis substantially similar to the axis of the extracted wire and cable, and wherein the payoff port extends from the clamshell package through the coiled wire and cable.

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


High speed winch rewind adapter
Patent No. 10280037 

Inventor(s): James L. Henderson (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15393134 on 12/28/2016 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure describes a high speed winch rewind adapter for quickly rewinding a loading strap. In one implementation, the adapter includes a body having a volume sized to at least partially surround an annular end of the winch. The annular end is coupled with a ratchet mechanism of the winch and having at least one hole for receiving a winch bar. A drive connector is positioned both within the volume of the body and external to the volume of the body, the drive connector external to the volume of the body having an external profile to receive a torque, and the drive connector within the volume of the body insertable into the annular end of the winch for alignment to the axis of rotation. A coupling mechanism synchronizes the drive connector to the annular end such that both the drive connector and the annular end rotate simultaneously.

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


Lattice structure valve/regulator body
Patent No. 10281053 

Inventor(s): Bryan J. Penkal (Troy, OH), James L. Griffin, Jr. (McKinney, TX), William E. Wears (Marshalltown, IA)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288855 on 10/07/2016 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of manufacturing a body of a fluid control apparatus using additive manufacturing, the method including forming an inner wall having an outside surface and an inside surface, an area surrounding an inlet, an area surrounding an outlet, and an area surrounding a fluid flow path, wherein the inner wall provides a fluid boundary and connects the inlet and the outlet. The method further including forming a portion of the inner wall that receives a valve seat, forming a portion of the inner wall that receives a control stem and a control element, and forming a lattice structure by depositing a solidifiable material onto the inner wall in a predetermined pattern, wherein the lattice structure is three-dimensional and includes a plurality of connected lattice members.

[B33Y] ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING [2015.01]


Multi-material basket for refrigerator or freezer
Patent No. 10281198 

Inventor(s): Jason Robert Yochum (Haubstadt, IN), Jeffrey Alan Ambrose (Evansville, IN)
Assignee(s): SSW HOLDING COMPANY, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15209241 on 07/13/2016 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage basket used for storing and displaying food products and packages in a refrigerator or freezer unit may include a single-material first portion including a bottom wall and an upright wall that extends away from the bottom wall. The bottom wall and the upright wall are imperforate, thereby creating a solid barrier to transfer and fall-through of materials contained in the storage basket. The storage basket may also include a single-material second portion coupled to and extending from the upright wall, and the second portion may include a plurality of perforations. The plurality of perforations may permit airflow around and about the materials contained in the storage basket.

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


 

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

Pot hole filler composition and method of making same
Patent No. 10280306 

Inventor(s): Gregory Cole (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906895 on 02/27/2018 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for filling pot holes. The system includes transferring aggregate from an aggregate tank. Activator is likewise transferred from an activator tank. The activator is mixed with the aggregate to form a homogenized mixture. A liquid is introduced into a homogenized mixture to form a slurry and then a pot hole filler. The pot hole filler is directed through an exit end of a mixing tube.

[C08L] COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS (compositions based on polymerisable monomers C08F, C08G; artificial filaments or fibres D01F; textile treating compositions D06) [2]


Composition and method for treating white rust
Patent No. 10280520 

Inventor(s): Ecaterina Henderson (Dallas, TX), Lyle H. Steimel (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Borness LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15870260 on 01/12/2018 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition and method of inhibiting white rust on galvanized steel in water system. The composition preferably comprises two parts, a first part comprising oleylamine and optionally comprising 2-diethylaminoethanol and cyclohexylamine, and a second part comprising phosphonobutane tricarboxylic acid, tolytriazole, and a polymer, and optionally comprising a tracer or sodium hydroxide. A preferred composition comprises two commercially available products, Cetamine V217 S and Chem-Aqua 31155. A preferred method of inhibiting white rust comprises adding the two parts of the composition or two commerically available products to the water in a water system to be treated in an amount sufficient to provide a concentration of the first part of around 200-500 ppm and of the second part of around 50-150 ppm.

[C23F] NON-MECHANICAL REMOVAL OF METALLIC MATERIAL FROM SURFACES (working of metal by electro-erosion B23H; desurfacing by applying flames B23K 7/00; working metal by laser beam B23K 26/00); INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL; INHIBITING INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL (treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F); MULTI-STEP PROCESSES FOR SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL INVOLVING AT LEAST ONE PROCESS PROVIDED FOR IN CLASS C23 AND AT LEAST ONE PROCESS COVERED BY SUBCLASS C21D OR C22F OR CLASS C25 [4]


Photoelectrochemical devices, methods, and systems with a cupric oxide/cuprous oxide coated electrode
Patent No. 10280525 

Inventor(s): Brian Dennis (Arlington, TX), Homayon Homayoni (Arlington, TX), Krishnan Rajeshwar (Arlington, TX), Norma Tacconi (Arlington, TX), Wilaiwan Chanmanee (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15111621 on 01/17/2015 (1571 days app to issue)

Abstract: The nanocomposites that include CuO/Cu[subscript]2[/subscript]O are described. The nanocomposites can utilized as a photocatalyst and can be incorporated into photoelectrochemical devices. The described devices, systems, and methods can be used for converting CO[subscript]2 [/subscript]into one or more alcohols with the use of solar energy and electricity.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Wellbore servicing assemblies and methods of using the same
Patent No. 10279421 

Inventor(s): Paul David Ringgenberg (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15025161 on 10/31/2013 (2014 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making a downhole servicing tool comprising explosively welding a corrosion resistant material to a corrodible surface of the downhole servicing tool to yield a coated surface, wherein the coated surface comprises an explosively-welded corrosion resistant material.

[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]


Combination lock
Patent No. 10280647 

Inventor(s): Joe Hollman (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): KEYLESS.CO LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: JCIP (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15635157 on 06/27/2017 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A programmable combination lock with keyed lock override is disclosed. The lock employs a stack of rings and dial wheels, with a mechanism for coupling and decoupling the rings and dial wheels. A user can program a custom code by unlocking the combination and rotating the inner and outer dial wheels until the desired code is indicated, and then locking the combination lock to set the code. A keyed lock with a master key couples to the combination lock and can override a combination lock in the locked state. The keyed lock allows multiple keys to lock and unlock the combination lock. In the event that a user loses the master key, the user can use the second key to create a new lock combination to operate the lock, yet render the lost master key inoperable.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Earth-boring bit
Patent No. 10280691 

Inventor(s): Jacob Wendt (Decatur, TX), Neal Bowden (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Klear Drilling Technologies LP (Decatur, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15608528 on 05/30/2017 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: An earth-boring bit includes a bit body threaded at its upper extent for connection to a drill string and a plurality of blades on the bit body, each blade having a leading edge and a trailing edge. A plurality of cutting elements is arranged on the leading edge of each blade and a junk slot is defined between pairs of adjacent blades. A surface texture may be formed on the surface of the junk slot, the surface texture being selected to alter a flow of drilling fluid through the junk slot. At least one milling element may extend at least partially across the junk slot between the trailing edge and leading edge of adjacent blades, wherein flow of cuttings generated by the cutting elements is impeded until the cuttings are disintegrated to a selected size.

[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]


Jumper tube locking assembly and method
Patent No. 10280696 

Inventor(s): Brandon Thomas Least (Dallas, TX), Jean Marc Lopez (Plano, TX), John C. Gano (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15154187 on 05/13/2016 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: A jumper tube for use with a shunt tube assembly comprises a first tubular member configured to engage a first shunt tube, a second tubular member axially disposed within the first tubular member, and a locking member configured to prevent the second tubular member from axially displacing into the first tubular member. The second tubular member is configured to slidingly engage within the first tubular member, and the second tubular member is configured to engage a second shunt tube.

[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]


Valves for autonomous actuation of downhole tools
Patent No. 10280709 

Inventor(s): Adam E. Beck (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14760970 on 04/29/2014 (1834 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autonomous valve includes a fluid-sensitive actuator operable to automatically actuate the valve in response to being exposed to a target fluid. The target fluid may be a fluid whose presence is generally undesirable in a production fluid, such as water, and the valve may be actuated to stop flow from an interval within a wellbore that is no longer expected to produce hydrocarbon-bearing fluids. The valve further includes a protective layer disposed between the fluid inlet and the fluid-sensitive actuator, the protective layer being insoluble in the target fluid. The fluid-sensitive actuator may include a swellable piston that swells to actuate the valve in the presence of the target fluid, a soluble plug that isolates a hydraulic, closing piston until the soluble plug is dissolved into the target fluid, and an electromechanical actuator that closes the valve in response to detecting the target fluid using an electronic sensor.

[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]


Artificial lift
Patent No. 10280721 

Inventor(s): Kuo-Chiang Chen (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Upwing Energy, LLC (Cerritos, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047981 on 07/27/2018 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retrievable string is positioned in a stator of a completion string installed in a well. The retrievable string includes a rotating portion and a non-rotating portion. The rotating portion includes a rotor and an impeller coupled to the rotor. The non-rotating portion includes a coupling part. The coupling part is coupled to a corresponding coupling part of the completion string.

[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]


Communication system for an offshore drilling system
Patent No. 10280743 

Inventor(s): Jameel A. Khan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15540527 on 08/09/2016 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system for an offshore drilling system includes an acoustic transceiver located at a surface location and a rotating control device (RCD) located below sea level. The RCD including a RCD acoustic transceiver configured to transmit data related to the RCD through a packer assembly located inside of the RCD and to the acoustic transceiver located at the surface location. The acoustic transceiver and the RCD acoustic transceiver are configured to wirelessly and bilaterally communicate data between the surface location and the RCD.

[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]


Bender bar modal shaping
Patent No. 10280744 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14443046 on 02/21/2014 (1901 days app to issue)

Abstract: An acoustic transducer, such as a bender bar, having ferroelectric actuation elements that are designed to optimize a predetermined deflection mode shape. The acoustic transducers may include one or more rounded modally shaped actuation elements or weighted actuation elements. Modal shaping of the actuation elements allows for specific targeting of modes which most efficiently radiate acoustic energy.

[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

 

Valve stem and valve core assembly and valve comprising the assembly
Patent No. 10281052 

Inventor(s): Ping Huo (Chengdu, , CN), Xiao Xiao (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14437825 on 10/22/2013 (2023 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve stem and valve core assembly and a valve including a valve stem and valve core assembly. The valve stem and valve core assembly includes a valve stem and a valve core that sleeves the valve stem. The assembly includes an adjusting device arranged on the valve stem, and an elastic element arranged between the adjusting device and the valve core. A clearance exists between the valve core, the valve stem, and the adjusting device, so that the valve core can move relative to the valve stem, such that the valve can have a good closing performance.

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


Quick-change lighting assembly and method of use
Patent No. 10281115 

Inventor(s): Thomas Anthony Nevitt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15804564 on 11/06/2017 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A quick-change lighting assembly includes a stationary ring, a plurality of clips, and a compression ring arranged between the stationary ring and the clips. Each clip has a retaining end and moves between a retaining and a releasing position, whereby the retaining end is deflected against the compression member when moving from the retaining position to the releasing position. The compression member can move towards the stationary member from an extended position, such that movement of the clips moves the compression member from the extended position to a first position. The clips accept a flange of a socket assembly, the flange defects the retaining ends from the retaining position to the releasing position until the flange directly engages the compression member and further translates the compression member to a second compressed position and the clips return to the retaining position below the flange.

[F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


Heating furnace using rapid response heat control mode
Patent No. 10281165 

Inventor(s): Eric M. Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Mark G. Beste (Grapevine, TX), Steven Schneider (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15006588 on 01/26/2016 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating control system including an air circulation fan, a heating unit, a memory, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to operate the air circulation fan at a first speed and the heating unit in a first configuration where less than all of the burners are active. The microprocessor is further configured to determine a first temperature difference, compare the first temperature difference to a first temperature difference threshold, and transition the air circulation fan from the first speed to a second speed when the first temperature difference is less than the first temperature difference threshold. The microprocessor is further configured to determine a second temperature difference, compare the second temperature difference to a second temperature difference threshold, and transition the air circulation fan from the second speed to a third speed when the second temperature difference is less than the second temperature difference threshold.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

System and method for validating rotorcraft position coordinates
Patent No. 10279893 

Inventor(s): John Wesley Melton (Ft. Worth, TX), Stephanie Baynham (Tacoma Park, MD)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15435033 on 02/16/2017 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a rotorcraft includes receiving a first sensor value comprising a first coarse resolution portion and a first fine resolution portion, receiving a second sensor value comprising a second coarse resolution portion and a second fine resolution portion, and determining that the second coarse resolution portion corresponds with the second fine resolution portion when a difference between the second sensor value and the first sensor value is within a first threshold.

[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)


Cable pulling assembly
Patent No. 10281005 

Inventor(s): John D. Moser (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169174 on 05/31/2016 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cable pulling assembly includes an enclosure that is adapted for enclosing an SC type connector end of a fiber optic cable. The enclosure includes a first member that defines a first cavity. The first cavity is adapted to receive a portion of a SC connector. The enclosure further includes a second member that is selectively engaged to the first member. The second member defines a second cavity. The second member may be structurally identical to the first member. The enclosure is adapted to transfer a tensile force applied to the enclosure to the strength layer of the fiber optic cable.

[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 of operating a liquid-level transmitter device and implementation thereof
Patent No. 10281311 

Inventor(s): Denis Auguste Vital (Montsecret, , FR), Stephane Marcel Leledy (Courbevoie, , FR)
Assignee(s): Dresser, LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Paul Frank + Collins P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14484037 on 09/11/2014 (1699 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method that configures a liquid-level transmitter device to generate a measured value for a level of a liquid. The method includes steps to correct for changes in physical properties of one or more components of the device. In one embodiment, the method utilizes a correction value that incorporates data from a temperature sensor disposed inside of the device, for example, inside of the electronics member.

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


Method and OTDR apparatus for optical cable defect location with reduced memory requirement
Patent No. 10281357 

Inventor(s): Nagarajan Viswanathan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15587190 on 05/04/2017 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: Optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) systems, methods and integrated circuits are presented for locating defects in an optical cable or other optical cable, in which a first optical signal is transmitted to the cable and reflections are sampled over a first time range at a first sample rate to identify one or more suspected defect locations, and a second optical signal is transmitted and corresponding reflections are sampled over a second smaller time range at a higher second sample rate to identify at least one defect location of the optical cable for relaxed memory requirements in the OTDR system.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Device testing architecture, method, and system
Patent No. 10281526 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16003858 on 06/08/2018 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device test architecture and interface is provided to enable efficient testing embedded cores within devices. The test architecture interfaces to standard IEEE 1500 core test wrappers and provides high test data bandwidth to the wrappers from an external tester. The test architecture includes compare circuits that allow for comparison of test response data to be performed within the device. The test architecture further includes a memory for storing the results of the test response comparisons. The test architecture includes a programmable test controller to allow for various test control operations by simply inputting an instruction to the programmable test controller from the external tester. The test architecture includes a selector circuit for selecting a core for testing. Additional features and embodiments of the device test architectures are also disclosed.

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


Partially synchronized multilateration/trilateration method and system for positional finding using RF
Patent No. 10281557 

Inventor(s): Felix Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Russ Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Truman Prevatt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15501169 on 07/31/2015 (1376 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a location of one or more user equipment (UE) in a wireless system can comprise receiving reference signals via a location management unit having two or more co-located channels, wherein the two or more co-located channels are tightly synchronized with each other and utilizing the received reference signals to calculate a location of at least one UE among the one or more UE. Embodiments include multichannel synchronization with a standard deviation of less than or equal 10 ns. Embodiments can include two LMUs, with each LMU having internal synchronization, or one LMU with tightly synchronized signals.

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


Buffer sample size control for variable chirp radar
Patent No. 10281562 

Inventor(s): Brian Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Jasbir Singh Nayyar (Punjab, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701252 on 09/11/2017 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of radar signal processing includes providing an analog front end (AFE) including an amplifier coupled between an antenna and an ADC in a receive path, where an ADC output is coupled to an input of an elastic ADC buffer (elastic buffer) including a divided memory with for writing samples from the ADC (samples) while reading earlier written samples to a first signal processor by a high speed interface. A transmit path includes at least one power amplifier provided by the AFE coupled to drive an antenna. A Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) is determined across all chirps in a radar frame programmed to be used. For each frame a sample size for the elastic buffer is dynamically controlled constant to be equal to the GCD for reading samples from one memory block and writing samples to another memory block throughout all chirps in the frame.

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


Anamorphic refractive objective lens assembly
Patent No. 10281694 

Inventor(s): Douglas J. Hartnett (The Colony, TX), Marco A. Avila (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15626965 on 06/19/2017 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects and embodiments are generally directed to compact anamorphic refractive objective lens assemblies. In one example, a refractive objective lens assembly includes a passively athermal anamorphic lens group including at least a first cylindrical lens having a surface optically powered in a first dimension, the first anamorphic lens group positioned to receive thermal infrared radiation, a focus cell positioned to receive the radiation from the anamorphic lens group, the focus cell including a first group of lenses each having a rotationally symmetric surface optically powered in the first dimension and a second dimension orthogonal to the first dimension, a relay lens group positioned receive the radiation from the focus cell, the relay lens group including a second group of lenses each having a rotationally symmetric surface optically powered in both the first and second dimensions, and a dewar assembly including a cold stop and an optical detector.

[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]


Ophthalmic lens treatment system
Patent No. 10281741 

Inventor(s): Brad Gelb (Dallas, TX), Mark Hale (Dallas, TX), Mark Mildebrath (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15538593 on 12/23/2014 (1596 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic lens treatment planning System receives lens and ophthalmic lens treatment information from a customer lens order, identification of available equipment to apply ophthalmic lens treatment(s) from the customer order, and performance and parameters of the available equipment. The ophthalmic lens treatment planning System formulates an optimal ophthalmic lens treatment plan to be implemented by the available equipment to apply the ophthalmic lens treatment(s) from the customer order to the lens. Following application of the optimal ophthalmic lens treatment plan to the lens, the resulting lens may be measured to provide last run results and the last run results may be fed back to the ophthalmic lens treatment planning System to provide further performance and parameters of the available equipment to the ophthalmic lens treatment planning System.

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


Methods and equipment for reducing power loss in cellular systems
Patent No. 10281939 

Inventor(s): Erik William Lilieholm (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14701904 on 05/01/2015 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of powering a radio that is mounted on a tower of a cellular base station are provided in which a direct current (”DC”) power signal is provided to the radio over a power cable and a voltage level of the output of the power supply is adjusted so as to provide a substantially constant voltage at a first end of the power cable that is remote from the power supply. Related cellular base stations and programmable power supplies are also provided.

[G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5]


Input current limit in digital input receivers
Patent No. 10281946 

Inventor(s): Anant Shankar Kamath (Plano, TX), Shailendra Kumar Baranwal (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996917 on 06/04/2018 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bandgap voltage reference is provided in quasi-parallel with a resistor in the input path of a digital input circuit. Because of the quasi-parallel nature, the current used by the digital input circuit is limited to an amount based on the value of the external resistor. The input current is split between circuitry used to provide the logic signal across the selected isolation barrier and a sink transistor so that the current remains constant. This allows the digital input circuit to accurately limit input current without needing field-side power.

[G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5]


Application analyzer for cloud computing
Patent No. 10282171 

Inventor(s): Chandra Kamalakantha (Plano, TX), Reinier Aerdts (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15506400 on 03/30/2015 (1499 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a policy manger that includes a policy to describe policy attributes of an application that define whether the application can be deployed as a container server or as a non-container server. An application analyzer analyzes a given application with respect to the policy attributes to classify the given application as a container model or a non-container model. A deployment controller generates a corresponding container server for the given application if the given application is classified as a container model or generates a corresponding non-container server for the given application if the given application is classified as a non-container model.

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


Technology system auto-recovery and optimality engine and techniques
Patent No. 10282248 

Inventor(s): Milind Patel (Frisco, TX), Surya Avirneni (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16201471 on 11/27/2018 (161 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are hardware and techniques for correcting computer process faults by identifying risk associated with correcting a computer process fault and computer processes that may depend on the corrected computer process. The interdependent computer processes in a network may be determined by evaluating a stream of process break flags from a monitoring component coupled to the network. Each computer process break flag in the stream of computer process break flags indicates a process fault detected by the monitoring component and is correlated to a corrective response. The break flag and the corrective response are assigned a risk. A risk matrix accounts for interdependencies between computer processes and identified corrective actions. A final response strategy that corrects the computer process faults is determined using the assigned risk and computer system interdependence. A runbook stores the final response strategy, which may be updated based on changing computer process interdependencies and assigned risk.

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


System and method for protecting firmware integrity in a multi-processor non-volatile memory system
Patent No. 10282251 

Inventor(s): Beniamin Kantor (Ganey Tikva, , IL), Ilya Gusev (Gedera, , IL), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Shay Benisty (Beer Sheva, , IL), Yevgeny Zagalsky (Kfar Saba, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15258688 on 09/07/2016 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for managing firmware in a non-volatile memory system having a multi-processor controller. The controller may be configured with a plurality of processors. Each of the plurality of processors may retrieve and check the integrity of firmware for a respective one of the other processors while the processor engaged in checking the respective one of the other processors is in an idle state.

[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)


Computer architecture for emulating an image output adapter for a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10282388 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701161 on 09/11/2017 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate an image output adapter for a correlithm object processing system that includes an actor engine. The actor engine is configured to receive an aggregated correlithm object corresponding with a mask and to identify a plurality of correlithm objects in the aggregated correlithm object. Each mask table is linked with a mask that defines an array of pixels of an image. The actor engine is configured to populate each pixel location in the mask with a correlithm object from the plurality of correlithm object in accordance with a mask table for the mask. The actor engine is further configured to determine a pixel value for each pixel location in the mask based on the correlithm object at each pixel location and to output a representation of a portion of the image based on the mask populated with pixel values at each pixel location.

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


Multi-domain natural language processing architecture
Patent No. 10282419 

Inventor(s): Lakshmish Kaushik (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Nuance Communications, Inc. (Burlington, MA)
Law Firm: Holland Knight LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13711814 on 12/12/2012 (2337 days app to issue)

Abstract: An arrangement and corresponding method are described for multi-domain natural language processing. Multiple parallel domain pipelines are used for processing a natural language input. Each domain pipeline represents a different specific subject domain of related concepts. Each domain pipeline includes a mention module that processes the natural language input using natural language understanding (NLU) to determine a corresponding list of mentions, and an interpretation generator that receives the list of mentions and produces a rank-ordered domain output set of sentence-level interpretation candidates. A global evidence ranker receives the domain output sets from the domain pipelines and produces an overall rank-ordered final output set of sentence-level interpretations.

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


Methods and apparatuses for searching data stored in a memory array using a replicated data pattern
Patent No. 10282486 

Inventor(s): Isom Lawrence Crawford, Jr. (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14847822 on 09/08/2015 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes replicating a data pattern to be searched for, storing the replicated data pattern into a first row of memory cells, and comparing the replicated data pattern to data stored into a second row of memory cells. In response to detecting the data pattern in the data stored into the second row of memory cells, storing into a third row a value indicative of at least one of an occurrence of the data pattern or a position of the searched for data pattern in the data stored into the row of memory cells.

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


Validation and authentication of digital documents issued by an architect
Patent No. 10282555 

Inventor(s): Craig Williams (Lucas, TX), Heath May (Richardson, TX), Ryan Gathmann (Dallas, TX), Timothy Logan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HKS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15209417 on 07/13/2016 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for authenticating and validating electronic architectural documents. A document approved by a licensed architect has the architects digital seal and signature associated with or inserted into the document file. A hash function is performed to create an issued file with the digital seal and signature and a cryptographic hash. The issued document is distributed to a recipient, extracted to a local drive, and subsequently accessed for use in an architectural project. The cryptographic hash of the extracted file is compared to that of the accessed filed to determine if they are the same. If the same, the accessed document is validated and the digital seal and signature remain visible in the accessed document. If not, the accessed document is not validated and the digital seal and signature are removed from or hidden, indicating the document should not be used.

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


Image-based tumor phenotyping with machine learning from synthetic data
Patent No. 10282588 

Inventor(s): David Liu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Erlangen, , DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584393 on 05/02/2017 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Machine training and application of machine-trained classifier are used for image-based tumor phenotyping in a medical system. To create a training database with known phenotype information, synthetic medical images are created. A computational tumor model creates various examples of tumors in tissue. Using the computational tumor model allows one to create examples not available from actual patients, increasing the number and variance of examples used for machine-learning to predict tumor phenotype. A model of an imaging system generates synthetic images from the examples. The machine-trained classifier is applied to images from actual patients to predict tumor phenotype for that patient based on the knowledge learned from the synthetic images.

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


Video sentiment analysis tool for video messaging
Patent No. 10282599 

Inventor(s): Erik H. Katzen (Argyle, TX), Sumit Patel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Shutts Bowen LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15215557 on 07/20/2016 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for video sentiment analysis in video messaging. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for video sentiment analysis in video messaging includes receiving different video contributions to a thread in a social system executing in memory of a computer and sensing from a plurality of the video contributions a contributor sentiment. Thereafter, a sentiment value for the different video contributions is computed and a sentiment value for a selected one of the video contributions is displayed in a user interface to the thread for an end user contributing a new video contribution to the thread.

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


System and method for root association in image data
Patent No. 10282615 

Inventor(s): Edmund Dawes Zink (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Audi AG (, , DE), Porsche AG (, , DE), Volkswagen AG (, , DE)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15619992 on 06/12/2017 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic (NM) vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking.

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


Dynamic employee security risk scoring
Patent No. 10282702 

Inventor(s): Ravi Pritmani (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12651645 on 01/04/2010 (3410 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products that provide for an employee security risk score. The security risk score is presented as an extensible composite vector that supports an arbitrary number of risk categories. The risk categories can be aggregated at any level in the business hierarchy or according to any employee parameter. The simplistic, highly normalized approach to employee security risk scoring reduces redundancies and dependencies and provides for real-time updates, As such, the employee security risk scoring system provides for easily identifiable recognition of employees who pose security threats and for a means to track and monitor security risks posed by the employee based on their security risk score.

[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]


Sales pipeline management system for multiple independent parties
Patent No. 10282759 

Inventor(s): Alex Reed (Lewisville, TX), Amber Hawkins (Princeton, TX), Korbin King (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini Bianco PL (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058424 on 08/08/2018 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel system and process for managing multiple parties in a sales process for a good or service is described. The system manages three independent parties including a potential buyer, account manager, and advisor. A client attribute of whether the potential buyer is a lead, prospect or client, combined with a customizable sales campaign, is used to select a first script for use by the account manager to qualify the potential buyer. Answers received are stored into record in database associated with potential buyer in a hierarchical tree structure and used to classify potential buyer into categories representing probability that potential buyer is ready to purchase a good or service. A second script is selected based on the sales campaign and the categorization of the potential buyer. The account manager uses the second script to contact and schedule a meeting with the potential buyer. Answers are stored into the record.

[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]


Bus stop systems and methods of allocating service-based resources
Patent No. 10282793 

Inventor(s): Christine L. Koski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NMETRIC, LLC (Costa Mesa, CA)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713590 on 09/22/2017 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of providing services to individual and methods of manufacturing items are described. Data structures to represent priority values for those individuals or items are also described. By ascribing priority values to a set of items, those items can be grouped based on those priority values. Once grouped based on priority values, the items within each group can be manufactured according to group priority as well as according to the characteristics of each item to be manufactured within that group. The same concept applies to providing services to individuals.

[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]


Computer implemented systems and processes for managing complex relationship matrixes of data
Patent No. 10282798 

Inventor(s): Alvin Daniel Ray (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Marin Patents LP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15456498 on 03/11/2017 (787 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a client driven referral management method may include: receiving the credentials of a member through a user device and a remote member through a user device; recording the consent of the member and the remote member to a referral fee agreement; associating a client with the member on the server when the client provides registration data to the server using a user device; recording real estate information browsing data and location data of the client with the user device of the client; assigning the remote member to the client, in which the remote member may be assigned by the server using the real estate information browsing data and location of client with the user device of the client; and notifying the member through a user device of the member of a real estate transaction involving the remote member and the client.

[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]


Adaptive algorithm-based engine health prediction
Patent No. 10282925 

Inventor(s): Alan H. Steinert (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15286209 on 10/05/2016 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and algorithm-based method of determining engine health and assuring available propulsion power based on historical data reflecting the individual engine”s unique performance ”fingerprint.”

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


System and method for inter-disciplinary teaching curriculum to combine the arts with core studies
Patent No. 10283010 

Inventor(s): Joseph Vincelli (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE GAMES METHOD, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15002098 on 01/20/2016 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for an inter-disciplinary teaching curriculum to combine the arts with core studies, comprising placing within quadrants of a circle, the circle being defined on a surface of an object, a plurality of circular sector objects of various sizes in relation to the circle, the plurality of circular sector objects having displayed thereon a music note according to the size of the particular circular sector object, performing a rhythm depicted by the music notes displayed on the circular sector objects that were placed into the quadrants of the circle, and analyzing a plurality of information displayed on each one of the plurality of circular sector objects, the plurality of information displayed on each one of the plurality of circular sector objects being associated with the size of the particular circular sector object.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


Time tracking circuit for FRAM
Patent No. 10283181 

Inventor(s): David J. Toops (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15057475 on 03/01/2016 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reading and/or writing FRAM memory are disclosed. An example memory circuit includes a controller to output a signal to an input of a driver; a transistor coupled an output of the driver; the driver to, in response to receiving the signal, output a first voltage to the transistor; and the transistor to, in response to receiving the first voltage, output a second voltage to a bit cell after a transistor delay, the transistor selected based on a size of the memory circuit.

[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)


Data strobe gating
Patent No. 10283188 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175676 on 10/30/2018 (189 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and devices for gating an internal data strobe from an input buffer of a memory device. The gating function occurs after a write operation ceases but before an external controller stops driving an external data strobe that is used to generate the internal data strobe. The methods and devices use local counters to count how many pulses have occurred on the data strobe during a write operation. When the local counters indicate that an expected number of cycles for the write operation have elapsed, the local counters indicate that the write operation has completed. This indication causes gating circuitry to cut off the internal data strobe from writing circuitry.

[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)


Impedance tuning between packaging and dies
Patent No. 10283200 

Inventor(s): Eliran Kanza (Holon, , IL), Nimrod Hermesh (Mazkeret Batia, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126826 on 09/10/2018 (239 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus may include a controller configured to communicate with a plurality of dies via a signal path. The controller may notify the dies of its desire to communicate with a target die. In response, the dies may set on-die termination resistances of two or more of the dies to a low resistance value, which in turn may set an overall termination resistance of the memory dies to be lower than the low resistance value. The lower overall termination resistance may be closer to a characteristic impedance of a portion of the signal path comprising packaging components of a packaging of the dies compared to the low resistance value, thereby reducing impedance mismatch between the characteristic impedance of the packaging components and the termination resistance.

[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)


Reducing disturbs with delayed ramp up of selected word line voltage after pre-charge during programming
Patent No. 10283202 

Inventor(s): Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15814772 on 11/16/2017 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device and associated techniques for reducing hot electron injection type of disturbs of memory cells. In one approach, after a pre-charge operation, voltages of a first group of adjacent word lines comprising a selected word line (WLn) and one or more drain-side word lines of WLn are increased after voltages of remaining word lines are increased. In another approach, after the pre-charge operation, voltages of the first group of adjacent word lines are increased in steps while voltages of remaining word lines are continuously increased. In another approach, voltages of the first group of adjacent word lines are increased from a negative voltage while voltages of remaining word lines are increased from 0 V. In another aspect, the disturb countermeasures can be implemented according to the position of WLn in a multi-tier stack.

[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)


Word line dependent pass voltages in non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10283208 

Inventor(s): Xiying Costa (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16032557 on 07/11/2018 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sensing in non-volatile memory is performed using bias conditions that are dependent on the position of a selected memory cell within a group of non-volatile memory cells. During sensing, a selected memory cell receives a reference voltage while the remaining memory cells receive a read or verify pass voltage. For at least a subset of the unselected memory cells, the pass voltage that is applied is dependent upon the position of the selected memory cell in the group. As programming progresses from a memory cell at a first end of a NAND string toward a memory cell at a second end of the NAND string, for example, the pass voltage for at least a subset of the unselected memory cells that have already been subjected to programming may be increased. This technique may reduce the effects of an increased channel resistance that occurs as more memory cells are programmed.

[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)


Process for fabricating three dimensional non-volatile memory system
Patent No. 10283562 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Petti (Mountain View, CA), Luiz M. Franca-Neto (Sunnyvale, CA), Mac D. Apodaca (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15684162 on 08/23/2017 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus is proposed that includes a plurality of serially connected non-volatile reversible resistance-switching memory cells, a plurality of word lines such that each of the memory cells is connected to a different word line, a bit line connected to a first end of the serially connected memory cells and a switch connected to a second end of the serially connected memory cells. In one embodiment, the memory cells include a reversible resistance-switching structure comprising a first material, a second material and a reversible resistance-switching interface between the first material and the second material, a channel, and means for switching current between current flowing through the channel and current flowing through the reversible resistance-switching interface in order to program and read the reversible resistance-switching interface. A process for manufacturing the memory is also disclosed.

[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)


Autonomous anonymity
Patent No. 10284285 

Inventor(s): John DeBusk (Southlake, TX), William Luetkemeyer (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): FREEFLIGHT ACQUISITION CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15041443 on 02/11/2016 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autonomous anonymity system includes a universal access transceiver. The universal access transceiver is designed and arranged to selectively provide a notification when autonomous aircraft operation is authorized.

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


Zero standby power for powerline communication devices
Patent No. 10284380 

Inventor(s): Oleg Logvinov (East Brunswick, NJ)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14984997 on 12/30/2015 (1224 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment is an integrated System on Chip (SoC) including a communication interface configured to implement a communication protocol including functional blocks that are energized or de-energized individually so that a minimum power consumption is used to receive and detect a signal, and a receiver identification (ID) detection function configured to determine whether the signal is intended for the device in which the SoC resides. The SoC further includes a power management function configured to control which functions in the SoC and/or device in which the SoC resides are energized or de-energized depending on the results of the receiver ID detection function, and a power source capable of energizing a minimum number of the functional blocks required to receive and detect a signal, wherein the power source can be used in a low power state and switched over to a main power supply when the SoC is energized.

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


Techniques for providing visualization and analysis of performance data
Patent No. 10284445 

Inventor(s): Steven Dodge (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): VIAVI Solutions Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15947201 on 04/06/2018 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for providing visualization and analysis of performance data are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for providing visualization and analysis of performance data. The system may comprise one or more processors communicatively coupled to a mobile communications network. The one or more processors may be configured to monitor data traffic within the mobile communications network. The one or more processors may further be configured to collect network performance data associated with the mobile communications network. The one or more processors may also be configured to provide user-selectable options to a user at a mobile device for viewing the network performance data. The one or more processors may further be configured to process the network performance data based on the user-selectable options identified by the user. The one or more processors may also be configured to provide a visualization to be displayed at the mobile device based on the processed network performance data, where the visualization presents the processed network performance data that improves customer experience assurance.

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


Media quality information signaling in dynamic adaptive video streaming over hypertext transfer protocol
Patent No. 10284612 

Inventor(s): Shaobo Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Xin Wang (Rancho Palos, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14256607 on 04/18/2014 (1845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A media representation adaptation method comprising obtaining an media presentation description (MPD) that comprises instructions for retrieving a plurality of media segments and their quality information, sending a quality information request, receiving the quality information that comprises a plurality of quality segments, selecting a media segment based on the quality information, sending a media segment request that requests the media segment, and receiving the media segment. A computer program product that when executed by a processor causes a network device to obtain an MPD that comprises instructions for retrieving a media content stream and quality information, determine a quality level threshold, request a quality information associated with the media content stream, receive the quality information, select a media segment with a corresponding quality segment that is greater than the quality level threshold, send a media segment request that requests the media segment, and receive the media segment.

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


Method and system for dynamic handling in real time of data streams with variable and unpredictable behavior
Patent No. 10284650 

Inventor(s): Adrian C. Soncodi (Plano, TX), Eric C. McNair (Rowlett, TX), Ryan L. Pipkin (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems Texas, LLC (Westford, MA)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15189782 on 06/22/2016 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for supervising data stream storage including communicating with a probe that captures network data and outputs a plurality of data streams to a plurality of data repository units, receiving registration data associated with respective data streams that identifies the associated probes, selecting at least one of the data repository units to store the first data stream in real time based on a storage capacity of the data repository units to receive and store data, determining that storage capacity is not sufficient for the data stream in response to a change in the storage capacity of the data repository units to receive and store data, determining a corrective action in response to the determination that the storage capacity is not sufficient, and notifying the probe identified in association with the first data stream about the corrective action.

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


 

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Micro-systems including micro-windmills and methods of forming micro-systems including micro-windmills
Patent No. 10280898 

Inventor(s): Jung-chih Chiao (Grand Prairie, TX), Smitha M N Rao (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parks IP Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14594035 on 01/09/2015 (1579 days app to issue)

Abstract: Micro-windmills, micro-systems including micro-windmills, and methods of forming the same are described. The micro-systems with a micro-windmill are configured to withstand wind pressures and environmental conditions and can be used for various applications.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


Test circuitry coupling test pad to functional core input pad
Patent No. 10281522 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX), Richard L. Antley (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15847156 on 12/19/2017 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: Timely testing of die on wafer reduces the cost to manufacture ICs. This disclosure describes a die test structure and process to reduce test time by adding test pads on the top surface of the die. The added test pads allow a tester to probe and test more circuits within the die simultaneously. Also, the added test pads contribute to a reduction in the amount of test wiring overhead traditionally required to access and test circuits within a die, thus reducing die size.

[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]


Optical system for image projectors
Patent No. 10281730 

Inventor(s): Duane Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX), Nathan Wainwright (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15767090 on 10/11/2016 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector system comprising a laser light source, a collimating lens, a fly-eye lens, an integrating rod and a first modulator is disclosed. The light from a laser light source/fiber illuminates a collimator to substantially collimate the light and then is transmitted through a fly”s-eye lens. The fly”s-eye lens provides a desired angular/spatial light distribution for further processing to a first modulator of the projector system.

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


Method and apparatus for segmented video compression
Patent No. 10282952 

Inventor(s): Charles W. Dozier (Dallas, TX), Thomas W. Mitchell (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TROVER GROUP INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195388 on 06/28/2016 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: An archival video system uses profile images as a background for an image and delta images to indicate the difference between a current image and a profile image. An image may be segmented into multiple sectors, with each sector compared to a profile sector. The resulting image may be constructed using references to previously stored sectors from different images.

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


Extraction electrode arms
Patent No. 10283318 

Inventor(s): Juergen Peter Kusterer (Freising, , DE), Karl Zotter (Pliening, , DE), Thomas Thanner (Buch am Erlbach, , DE), Wolfgang Springl (Unterschleissheim, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Rose Alyssa Keagy (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15849437 on 12/20/2017 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: An extraction electrode arm includes first and second ends spaced apart along a longitudinal axis and first and second sides spaced apart along a lateral axis. The arm also includes first and second surfaces apart, extending longitudinally between the first and second ends and laterally between the first and second sides. The arm further includes a base portion extending from the first end toward the second end and extending between the first and second sides, an end portion longitudinally spaced apart from the base portion and extending to the second end, and a diagonal shank portion extending between the base portion and the end portion and extending laterally from a first diagonal surface region on the first side to a second diagonal surface region on the second side. The diagonal shank portion has a shank thickness that extends laterally between the first and second diagonal surface regions.

[H01J] ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS (spark-gaps H01T; arc lamps with consumable electrodes H05B; particle accelerators H05H)


Vortex pattern wet processing tool and etching method
Patent No. 10283385 

Inventor(s): Hitoshi Suzuki (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kouta Fujikawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takeshi Watanabe (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yoshihiro Nagura (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15464617 on 03/21/2017 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wet chemical processing tool is provided, which includes an assembly of a container and at least three nozzles. The container includes a volume configured to contain at least one substrate therein. The wet chemical processing tool includes a flow controller configured to actuate and de-actuate flow of the liquid through each of the at least three nozzles. The flow controller can be operated by an automated program that includes a plurality of wet processing steps. At least two of the plurality of wet processing steps generate a respective unique processing-step vortex flow pattern by de-actuating flow of the liquid from a respective set of at least one deactivated nozzle selected from the at least three nozzles while actuating each of the at least three nozzles that does not belong to the set of at least one deactivated nozzle.

[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 clip and lead and method of making a circuit
Patent No. 10283409 

Inventor(s): Makoto Shibuya (Beppu, , JP), Makoto Yoshino (Beppu, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15585519 on 05/03/2017 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a conductive clip coupled to at least one component in the circuit. At least one lead portion is located on an end of the clip. The circuit further includes a first lead frame having at least one opening sized to receive the at least one lead portion. The at least one lead portion is received in the at least one opening and the at least one lead portion is an external conductor of the 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]


Method of forming silicon germanium and silicon fins on oxide from bulk wafer
Patent No. 10283418 

Inventor(s): Hong He (Schenectady, NY), James Kuss (Guilderland, NY), Junli Wang (Singerlands, NY), Nicolas Loubet (Hudson, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Tutunjian Bitetto, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027889 on 07/05/2018 (306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for forming fin field effect transistors for complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices includes filling, with a dielectric fill, areas between fin structures formed on a substrate, the fin structures including a silicon layer formed on a SiGe layer; removing the SiGe layer of a first region of the fin structures by selectively etching the fin structures from the end portions of the fin structures to form voids; exposing the silicon layer of the fin structures in the first region and a second regions; and thermally oxidizing the SiGe layer in the second region, forming SiGe fins on a second dielectric material in the second region and silicon fins on the first dielectric material in the first 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]


Three-dimensional memory device containing bonded memory die and peripheral logic die and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10283493 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15873101 on 01/17/2018 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first die includes a three-dimensional memory device and first copper pads. A second die includes a peripheral logic circuitry containing CMOS devices located on the semiconductor substrate and second copper pads. A bonded assembly is formed by bonding the first copper pads with the second copper pads through copper interdiffusion to provide multiple bonded pairs of a respective first copper pad and a respective second copper pad at an interface between the first die and the second die.

[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 with annular blocking dielectrics and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10283513 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (Milpitas, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15804692 on 11/06/2017 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory opening is formed through an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers located over a substrate. Annular recesses are formed around the memory opening by laterally recessing the sacrificial material layers with respect to the insulating layers. Annular metal portions are formed over recessed sidewalls of the sacrificial material layers within each of the annular recesses by a selective deposition process. Annular backside blocking dielectrics are formed selectively on inner sidewalls of the annular metal portions employing a layer of a self-assembly material that covers surfaces of the insulating layers and inhibits deposition of a dielectric material thereupon. A memory stack structure is formed in the memory opening, and the sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The annular backside blocking dielectrics provide electrical isolation for the annular metal portions, which function as control gate electrodes.

[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 with through-stack contact via structures and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10283566 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP), Daewung Kang (Milpitas, CA), Jongsun Sel (Los Gatos, CA), Mitsuteru Mushiga (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tuan Pham (San Jose, CA), Yoshihiro Ikeda (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15610918 on 06/01/2017 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers, an array of memory structures, conductive structures located between a substrate and the alternating stack, conductive via structures, including an upper portion that overlies and contacts a top surface of a respective one of the electrically conductive layers, and a lower portion that underlies and is adjoined to the upper portion, contacts a top surface of a respective one of the conductive structures, and is electrically insulated from the rest of the electrically conductive layers. Inner, outer and intermediate dielectric spacers laterally surround a respective one of the conductive via structures.

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


Methods and apparatus for three-dimensional nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 10283567 

Inventor(s): Deepak Kamalanathan (San Jose, CA), Guangle Zhou (San Jose, CA), Juan Saenz (Menlo Park, CA), Ming-Che Wu (San Jose, CA), Tanmay Kumar (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15441284 on 02/24/2017 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes forming a word line above a substrate, the word line disposed in a first direction, forming a bit line above the substrate, the bit line disposed in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, forming a nonvolatile memory material between the word line and the bit line, the nonvolatile memory material including a semiconductor material layer and conductive oxide material layer, forming a first barrier material layer between the word line and the nonvolatile memory material, forming a second barrier material layer between the bit line and the nonvolatile memory material, and forming a memory cell including the nonvolatile memory material at an intersection of the bit line and the word line.

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


Structure and method to achieve large strain in NS without addition of stack-generated defects
Patent No. 10283638 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (, , KR)
Law Firm: Rennissance IP Law Group LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15086015 on 03/30/2016 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stack for a semiconductor device and a method for making the stack are disclosed. The stack comprises a plurality of sacrificial layers in which each sacrificial layer comprises a first lattice parameter; and at least one channel layer comprising a second lattice parameter that is different from the first lattice parameter and in which each channel layer is disposed between and in contact with two sacrificial layers. The stack is formed on an underlayer in which a sacrificial layer is in contact with the underlayer. The underlayer comprises a third lattice parameter that substantially matches the lattice parameter that the plurality of sacrificial layers and the at least one channel layer would have if the plurality of sacrificial layers and the at least one channel layer were was allow to relax coherently.

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


Methods and apparatus for three-dimensional nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 10283708 

Inventor(s): Deepak Kamalanathan (San Jose, CA), Juan Saenz (Menlo Park, CA), Ming-Che Wu (San Jose, CA), Tanmay Kumar (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15452373 on 03/07/2017 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes forming a word line above a substrate, the word line disposed in a first direction, forming a bit line above the substrate, the bit line disposed in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, forming a nonvolatile memory material between the word line and the bit line, and forming a memory cell including the nonvolatile memory material at an intersection of the bit line and the word line. The word line includes a first portion and a second portion including an electrically conductive carbon-containing material. The nonvolatile memory material includes a semiconductor material layer and a conductive oxide material layer, with the semiconductor material layer disposed adjacent the second portion of the word line.

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


Resistive random access memory device containing replacement word lines and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10283710 

Inventor(s): Seje Takaki (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shin Kikuchi (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15695225 on 09/05/2017 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a resistive memory device includes forming an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers that extend along a first horizontal direction over a substrate, forming a laterally alternating sequence of vertical conductive lines and dielectric pillar structures that alternate along the first horizontal direction on sidewalls of the alternating stack, forming lateral recesses by removing the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulating layers, selectively growing resistive memory material portions from physically exposed surfaces of the vertical conductive lines in the lateral recesses, and forming electrically conductive layers over the resistive memory material portions in the lateral recesses.

[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]


Raceway with connectivity receptacles
Patent No. 10283919 

Inventor(s): Clinton Strong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967455 on 04/30/2018 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway system may provide power and/or data connectivity to one or more locations. The raceway system may include modular receptacles. The modular receptacles may include power sockets and/or modular communication sockets.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


Thermal compensation for burst-mode laser wavelength drift
Patent No. 10283932 

Inventor(s): Hongbing Lei (San Jose, CA), Jianhe Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Jianmin Gong (San Jose, CA), Xuejin Yan (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15356241 on 11/18/2016 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a laser comprising an active layer and configured to emit an optical signal, wherein a temperature change of the laser causes the optical signal to shift in wavelength, and a heater thermally coupled to the active layer and configured to reduce a wavelength shift of the optical signal by applying heat to the active layer.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


Brushed electric motor/generator
Patent No. 10284029 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): LINEAR LABS, LLC (Granbury, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14866787 on 09/25/2015 (1320 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an improved generator/motor and a method of generating current, the method comprising providing a circular rotation path, generating a concentrated magnetic field around a portion of the circular rotation path; rotating a coil along the circular path and through the concentrated magnetic field; generating current within the coil as a result of the rotating, and extracting the current from the coil.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


PFC controller providing reduced line current slope when in burst mode
Patent No. 10284077 

Inventor(s): Ananthakrishnan Viswanathan (Allen, TX), Brent Alan McDonald (Murphy, TX), Joseph Michael Leisten (Cork, , IE), Philomena Cleopha Brady (Corinth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15785757 on 10/17/2017 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Power Factor Correction (PFC) controller includes an error amplifier for amplifying a difference between Vout and intended Vout to provide a power demand (Pdem) output at a compensation pin. A burst mode controller includes soft-start circuitry coupled to receive Pdem and to a drive pin which provides pulses to a control node of a power switch of a DC-DC converter during burst periods. The pulses slow ramping of line current over a first 2 to 36 switching cycles at a beginning of bursts when energizing the inductor to reduce a line current slope as compared to without ramping up, and for slowing ramping down of line current over the last 2 to 36 switching cycles to reduce a line current slope when de-energizing the inductor as compared to a line current without ramping down. The PFC controller does not utilize zero-crossings of the line voltage for burst period synchronization.

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


Apparatus and efficiency point tracking method for high efficiency resonant converters
Patent No. 10284097 

Inventor(s): Bing Cai (Richardson, TX), Ce Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Daoshen Chen (Allen, TX), Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Liming Ye (Frisco, TX), Xujun Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Zhihua Liu (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173904 on 10/29/2018 (190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises an input power stage coupled to a primary side of a transformer, an output power stage coupled to a secondary side of a transformer, a first common node capacitor and a common node resistor connected in series between a midpoint of the secondary side of the transformer and ground and a detector having an input connected to a common node of the first common node capacitor and the common node resistor, and an output connected to a control circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to dynamically adjust a switching frequency of the system based upon an output of the detector.

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


Apparatus and method for compensating a load-pulled oscillator
Patent No. 10284141 

Inventor(s): Bentley N. Scott (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Phase Dynamics, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15175750 on 06/07/2016 (1064 days app to issue)

Abstract: A load pulled oscillator circuit. The load pulled oscillator circuit comprises: i) an active circuit comprising a load pulled oscillator transistor, the active circuit having an optimal operational bias point; ii) an impedance matching circuit coupled to the active circuit; and iii) a temperature compensation circuit coupled to the active circuit and configured to compensate a bias voltage to the active circuit to thereby maintain the optimal operational bias point. The temperature compensation circuit comprises a thermistor that provides a variable resistance according to an ambient temperature in which the active circuit operates. The variable resistance of the thermistor compensates for changes in the ambient temperature to thereby maintain the optimal operational bias point.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Analog driver with built-in wave shaping
Patent No. 10284157 

Inventor(s): Charles Parkhurst (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15392117 on 12/28/2016 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier includes a dynamic bias circuit and an amplification circuit coupled to the dynamic bias circuit. The dynamic bias circuit includes a plurality of transistors coupled to a plurality of resistors. The dynamic bias circuit is configured to generate a bias current with a magnitude that increases in response to the dynamic bias circuit receiving a falling edge of an input signal and decreases in response to the dynamic bias circuit receiving a rising edge of the input signal. The amplification circuit is configured to receive the bias current and amplify the input signal based on the bias current to generate an output signal that has a higher slew rate for a falling signal than for a rising signal.

[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)


Acoustic device package and method of making
Patent No. 10284172 

Inventor(s): Abram Castro (Fort Worth, TX), Enis Tuncer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14698616 on 04/28/2015 (1470 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly including an electrical connection substrate formed of material having a Young”s modulus of less than about 10 MPa, an acoustic device die having opposite end portions mounted on and electrically connected to the electrical connection substrate and a mold compound layer encapsulating the acoustic device die and interfacing with the substrate.

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


Duty cycle correction scheme for complementary signals
Patent No. 10284182 

Inventor(s): Primit Modi (Fremont, CA), Srinivas Rajendra (Milpitas, CA), Tianyu Tang (Milpitas, CA), Venkatesh Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks, Gilson Lione (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15639153 on 06/30/2017 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A complementary signal path may include an amplifier circuit configured to receive a pair of complementary input signals and a data alignment circuit configured to output a pair of complementary output signals in response to the pair of complementary input signals. A control circuit may detect duty cycle distortion in the pair of complementary output signals and perform a duty cycle correction process to remove the distortion. To do so, the control circuit may search for target current amounts in response to the duty cycle distortion and inject a control current into the amplifier circuit at the target current amounts.

[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]


High speed dynamic comparator with common mode stabilization
Patent No. 10284187 

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Prasanth K. (Palakkad, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15884813 on 01/31/2018 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: A comparator includes a differential input pair of transistors, a pair of cross coupled n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect (NMOS) transistors, a pair of p-channel metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect (PMOS) transistors, a first inverter, and a second inverter. The differential input pair of transistors includes a first input transistor and a second input transistor. The pair of cross coupled NMOS transistors includes a first NMOS transistor and a second NMOS transistor. The pair of PMOS transistors includes a first PMOS transistor and a second PMOS transistor. The pair of PMOS transistors are coupled to the pair of cross coupled NMOS transistors. The first inverter is coupled in series with the first PMOS transistor. The second inverter is coupled in series with the second PMOS transistor.

[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]


Delay based comparator
Patent No. 10284188 

Inventor(s): Rishi Soundararajan (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15945165 on 04/04/2018 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: A comparator includes a pair of back-to-back negative-AND (NAND) gates and a delay circuit coupled to the pair of back-to-back NAND gates. The delay circuit is configured to modulate a triggering clock signal by an input voltage to generate a delayed clock signal with a delay that is based on the input voltage. Each of the pair of back-to-back NAND gates is configured to receive the delayed clock signal and generate a comparator output signal based on the delayed clock signal.

[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]


Protective circuit enabling different bias levels responsive to event faults
Patent No. 10284191 

Inventor(s): Adam Quirk (Dallas, TX), Md. Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Stephen Nortman (Dallas, TX), Sualp Aras (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225507 on 08/01/2016 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit protective system. The system includes an output controlling enablement of a transistor and an input sensing an operational parameter associated with the transistor. The system also includes detection circuitry providing an event fault indicator if the operational parameter violates a condition. The system also includes protective circuitry disabling the transistor in response to the event fault indicator and subsequently selectively applying an enabling bias to the transistor; the enabling bias is selected from at least two different bias levels and in response to a number of event fault indications from the detection circuitry.

[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)


Inbuilt threshold comparator
Patent No. 10284219 

Inventor(s): Rishi Soundararajan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16139113 on 09/24/2018 (225 days app to issue)

Abstract: A comparator includes a first input stage coupled to a first signal input and a first reference input, wherein the first input stage is coupled between a first node and a second node. A second input stage is coupled to a second signal input and a second reference input, wherein the second input stage is coupled between a third node and the second node. An output stage generates at least one output signal in response to the first and second input signals. First switching circuitry is coupled between the first node and the output stage. The first switching circuitry is for coupling the first node to a fourth node in response to a reset signal. Second switching circuitry is coupled between the third node and the output stage. The second switching circuitry is for coupling the third node to a fifth node in response to the reset 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]


Delta-sigma converter with pre-charging based on quantizer output code
Patent No. 10284222 

Inventor(s): Amit Kumar Gupta (Frisco, TX), Peng Cao (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16121906 on 09/05/2018 (244 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) device includes a delta-sigma modulator having at least one integrator and a quantizer configured to receive an output of the at least one integrator. The delta-sigma modulator also includes digital-to-analog converter (DAC) capacitor bank, a sampling capacitor bank, and a pre-charge capacitor bank, each selectively coupled to an input node of the at least one integrator. The delta-sigma modulator also includes a pre-charge signal generator coupled to the pre-charge capacitor bank. The pre-charge signal generator is configured to generate a pre-charge signal to charge the pre-charge capacitor bank based at least in part on an output code of the quantizer.

[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]


DC coupled radio frequency modulator
Patent No. 10284238 

Inventor(s): Jagdish Chand (Bengaluru, , IN), Subhashish Mukherjee (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004503 on 06/11/2018 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency transmitter includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), a load circuit, and a modulator circuit. The load circuit is coupled to an output of the DAC. The modulator circuit is coupled to the DAC and the load circuit. The modulator circuit includes a driver circuit configured to provide a bias voltage to the load circuit, and an amplifier configured to receive an output of the DAC biased by an output of the load circuit.

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


Environmental condition and media composition sensing using near-field communications
Patent No. 10284262 

Inventor(s): Christophe Henri Ricard (Santa Clara, CA), Mohammad Mazooji (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16012514 on 06/19/2018 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and near field communications (NFC) system for sensing at least one of an environmental condition or a composition of media in a proximity of the NFC system are provided. In the method and system, a first antenna irradiates an electromagnetic field during a sensor mode. A second antenna detects the electromagnetic field and outputs a voltage representative of the detected electromagnetic field. An NFC controller receives a signal representative of the voltage. The NFC controller determines at least one of the environmental condition or the composition of media based on an association stored in memory between the voltage and the at least one of the environmental condition or the composition of media.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Device registration awareness for over-the-air updates
Patent No. 10284425 

Inventor(s): Stephen J. Kolanowski (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Cellco Partnership (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14167161 on 01/29/2014 (1924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may determine that a user device is to receive an update. The device may determine that the user device is not registered to a network associated with receiving the update. The device may provide a registration notification request based on determining that the user device is not registered to the network. The registration notification request may include information identifying the user device. The device may receive a response to the registration notification request. The response may indicate that the user device is registered to the network. The device may provide, based on receiving the response, an update message associated with the update. The update message may be destined for the user device and may include information indicating that the user device is to receive the update. The device may provide the update to the user device after providing the update message.

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


Graphical policy interface for network control systems
Patent No. 10284428 

Inventor(s): Kai Mao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15177966 on 06/09/2016 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A graphical policy interface architecture may enable simplified graphical development of customized policy logic for software controllers to control network services, connections, and devices. The policy logic based on graphical policy logic notation may be compiled and installed at run-time into a software controller.

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


Computerized system for providing resource distribution channels based on predicting future resource distributions
Patent No. 10284496 

Inventor(s): William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15449334 on 03/03/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing resource distribution channels based on predicting future resource distributions typically includes a classical computer apparatus and a quantum optimizer in communication with the classical computer apparatus. The classical computer apparatus identifies resource transfer information related to a resource transfer of a user, wherein the user receives a resource collection as a result of the resource transfer. The quantum optimizer analyzes the resource transfer information to predict a future resource distribution of the resource collection. The classical computer apparatus then compares attributes of the future resource distribution to attributes of multiple resource distribution channels, identifies a resource distribution channel having attributes corresponding to the attributes of the future resource distribution, and transmits a command configured to cause a client application stored on a device of the user to display an interface having a selectable option for transferring the resource collection using the resource distribution channel.

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


System and method for concurrent address allocation and authentication
Patent No. 10284536 

Inventor(s): Phillip Barber (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13717423 on 12/17/2012 (2332 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for coordinating network entry of a device includes authenticating the device coupled to the controller, and allocating an address for the device, wherein allocating the address for the device occur concurrently with but independently of authenticating the device. The method also includes completing the network entry of the device upon successful completion of authenticating the device and allocating the address for the device.

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


System and method for generating enhanced distributed online registry
Patent No. 10284541 

Inventor(s): Liju Mathews (Plano, TX), Ponnazhakan Subramanian (Mckinney, TX), Satish Chikkaveerappa (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (Mclean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16030048 on 07/09/2018 (302 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for generating an enhanced distributed online registry that utilizes an interoperable framework, and machine learning and natural language processing technologies to automatically provide compatible registry items. A persistent secure connection across distributed systems facilitates automatic synchronization of the generated online registry items across the distributed systems and devices accessing those systems. The online registry application processor utilizes machine learning and natural language technologies to generate an acquisition trending model which may be utilized to generate an enhanced distributed online registry that may determine and provide registry items that are compatible with the customer acquisition. Utilizing a persistent bi-directional connection, the online registry application processor may automatically synchronize the enhanced distributed online registry in real time as registry items are added and purchased.

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


Service orchestration to support a cloud-based, multi-party video conferencing service in a virtual overlay network environment
Patent No. 10284635 

Inventor(s): David H. Lu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004610 on 06/11/2018 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to service orchestration to support cloud-based, multi-party video conferencing service in a virtual overlay network environment. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a video conferencing service orchestrator can receive, from a user device, a service request for the cloud-based, multi-party video conferencing service orchestrated by the video conferencing service orchestrator. In response to the service request, the video conferencing service orchestrator can provide, to the user device, virtual network layer system software and a virtual machine container for installation on the user device. The virtual network layer system software can implement a network function to provide an interface between the user device and a service controller during a video conference. A conference image particular to the type of video conference can be installed on the virtual machine container to implement the video conference for the user device.

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


Covert monitoring and recording of audio and video in controlled-environment facilities
Patent No. 10284820 

Inventor(s): Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX), Scott Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14827851 on 08/17/2015 (1359 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for covert monitoring and/or recording of audio and/or video in controlled-environment facilities are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method may include capturing at least one of: an audio, a video, or a picture of one or more residents of a controlled-environment facility using a communication device disposed within the controlled-environment facility, where the communication device is not being used in any communication session during at least a portion of the capturing; and storing the at least one of the audio, video, or picture.

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


3D laser projection of part locations onto communication or utility poles or other structures
Patent No. 10284830 

Inventor(s): Leo Dan Padron (Springtown, TX)
Assignee(s): Sabre Communications Corporation (Sioux City, IA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975875 on 05/10/2018 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques that can overcome challenges for providing a virtual template for placing a part onto a utility or communication pole that includes twists that extend along at least a portion of a length of the pole. A user to use a laser pointer to trace along a corner between faces of a non-cylindrical pole, and feed that location registration information to the laser projection system to use in determining the location at which to place the virtual template on the utility or communication pole.

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


Consumer-configurable alternative advertising reception with incentives
Patent No. 10284921 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Lee Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15674194 on 08/10/2017 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: An original advertisement is transformed at a first content viewing device into a transferrable incentivized deferred advertisement that itself includes as added encoded data elements a configured incentive, a configured incentive time period within which to obtain the configured incentive, and a reporting instruction that causes an alternative content viewing device to report advertisement viewing back to the first content viewing device. The transferrable incentivized deferred advertisement, that includes the added encoded data elements, is transferred to the alternative content viewing device.

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


Method and device for differentiating third party messaging services
Patent No. 10285023 

Inventor(s): Trevor A. MacDonald (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15596794 on 05/16/2017 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive a message from a third party messaging server device. The message may be destined for one or more user devices. The message may include a parameter that includes information related to the message. The device may determine that the message is an application-to-person (”A2P”) message type based on the message being received from the third party messaging server device. The device may configure a value of the parameter based on determining that the message is the A2P message type. The device may provide the message to a user device, of the one or more user devices, or an inter-carrier server device after configuring the value of the parameter.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Mobility management node selection to support cloud-centric environments
Patent No. 10285048 

Inventor(s): Niranjan B. Avula (Frisco, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15696526 on 09/06/2017 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first network device determines a set ID associated with a first set of management instances in at least one network, wherein the management instances execute network access or mobility management functions for UE interaction with a wireless network and wherein a first management instance is a member of the first set of management instances. The first network device determines a first pointer value associated with the first management node, generates a first global ID, for the first management instance, that includes the set ID and the first pointer value, and installs the first management instance at a second network device, along with the first global ID, the set ID, and the first pointer value. The first network device changes the first pointer value in response to an event, wherein the event is associated with planned maintenance, a planned upgrade, or an existing or predicted outage of the wireless network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for reducing authentication signaling in a wireless network
Patent No. 10285053 

Inventor(s): George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Hanan J. Ahmed (Belleville, MI)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14684211 on 04/10/2015 (1488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reducing authentication signaling in a wireless network includes identifying a plurality of access points in a network belonging to a group. An access request message is received from a first access point associated with a device being in range of the first access point. A determination is made whether the device has been authenticated within the group. A proxy accept message is sent to the to the first access point in response to the device being authenticated with the group without communicating with an authentication server for authentication of the device. A master access point may be used in performing the reduction of authentication signaling in the wireless network.

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


Logical subscriber identification module (SIM)
Patent No. 10285057 

Inventor(s): Alan D. Emery (North Richland Hills, TX), Mathews Thomas (Flower Mound, TX), Susan J. Christian (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16038185 on 07/18/2018 (293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile hub can receive from a mobile device a request to authenticate a user of the mobile device with the mobile hub. Responsive to receiving the request, a user profile of the user stored on the mobile hub can be identified. A first of a plurality of mobile networks indicated in the user profile as being available to the user can be identified. The first mobile network can satisfy at least one user specified criterion associated with the user profile. A subscriber authentication associated with the user profile can be selected. The subscriber authentication can be configured to authenticate the user with the first of the plurality of mobile networks and configured to be processed by the first mobile device to automatically establish presence on the first mobile network. The subscriber authentication can be communicated to the mobile device.

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


Indication of IMEISV over map for inter-MSC handover
Patent No. 10285100 

Inventor(s): Lu Tian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ALCATEL LUCENT (Boulogne-Billancourt, , FR)
Law Firm: Harness, Dickey Pierce, PLC (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15305562 on 04/21/2015 (1477 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method for inter-Mobile Switching Center (MSC) handover of a mobile device includes requesting, by an anchor MSC subsequent to sending a Mobile Application Part (MAP) Prepare Handover message, the International Mobile Equipment Identity and Software Version Number (IMEISV) from the mobile device. The anchor MSC receives the IMEISV of the mobile device in response to the requesting and forwards the IMEISV and/or a corresponding UESBI-Iu in a message to a target MSC. The MAP Prepare Handover message may have been forwarded without the IMEISV of the mobile device when such IMEISV was not yet available at the time the inter-MSC handover was initiated. The IMEISV and/or corresponding User Equipment Specific Behavior Information (UESBI)-Iu may be forwarded in new Information Elements (IEs) in a MAP Forward Access Signaling (FAS) message to the target MSC.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Allocation and logical to physical mapping of scheduling request indicator channel in wireless networks
Patent No. 10285165 

Inventor(s): Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR), Tarik Muharemovic (Pearland, TX), Zukang Shen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15263415 on 09/13/2016 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for allocating resources for a scheduling request indicator (SRI) is disclosed. An SRI cycle period for use by user equipment (UE) within a cell is transmitted from a NodeB in a cell to UE within the cell. The NodeB transmits a specific SRI subframe offset and an index value to the particular UE within the cell. The specific SRI subframe offset and the index value enable the UE to determine a unique combination of cyclic shift, RS orthogonal cover, data orthogonal cover, and resource block number for the UE to use as a unique physical resource for an SRI in the physical uplink control channel (PUCCH).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for frame structure for advanced communication systems
Patent No. 10285170 

Inventor(s): Li Guo (Allen, TX), Sudhir Ramakrishna (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15407218 on 01/16/2017 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), a dynamic downlink control signal including sounding reference signal (SRS) resource and configuration information based on user pool scheduling information, wherein the UE is included in a user pool group determined by the user pool scheduling information. The method further comprises determining the SRS resource and configuration information included in the user pool scheduling information received by the dynamic downlink control signal and transmitting, to the BS, SRS based on the SRS resource and configuration information included in the user pool scheduling information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and devices for communicating on a radio channel based on jointly encoding a preamble format with random access configuration
Patent No. 10285205 

Inventor(s): David Astely (Bromma, , SE), Robert Baldemair (Solna, , SE)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhey P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15728637 on 10/10/2017 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for transmitting data on a radio channel comprising to jointly encode a preamble format with a first random access configuration, forming an extended random access configuration. The extended random access configuration is then transmitted on the radio channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Sensor device having printed circuit board substrate with built-in media channel
Patent No. 10285275 

Inventor(s): Brent Hans Larson (Dallas, TX), Shivesh Langhanoja (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): TT ELECTRONICS PLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15605353 on 05/25/2017 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface, a slot between the top and bottom surfaces, and two holes through the top surface and reaching into the slot. The sensor device further includes a sensor chip mounted on the top surface of the PCB substrate and above one of the two holes. The sensor device further includes a molding compound covering the sensor chip and sidewall surfaces and the top surface of the PCB substrate.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Proppant container
Patent No. D847489 

Inventor(s): Robert A. Harris (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): SandBox Logistics, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: LKGlobal | Lorenz Kopf, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29547237 on 12/02/2015 (1252 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Handbag
Patent No. D847497 

Inventor(s): Jane Dunne Cooke (Dallas, TX), Mary Caroline Nix (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BIG O, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29632812 on 01/10/2018 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Mat
Patent No. D847536 

Inventor(s): Coco Chang (Lewisville, TX), David Patton (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Varidesk, LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29582578 on 10/28/2016 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Water detection assembly having a water detection housing
Patent No. D847680 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX), Cory Matheson (Celina, TX), Kade Scott (The Colony, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29611050 on 07/18/2017 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Water detection assembly having a water detection system housing
Patent No. D847681 

Inventor(s): Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29614844 on 08/23/2017 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Roof feature for a model vehicle
Patent No. D847724 

Inventor(s): Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Wolfe City, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29633344 on 01/12/2018 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pump
Patent No. D847864 

Inventor(s): Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Insera Therapeutics, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29634405 on 01/22/2018 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pump
Patent No. D847865 

Inventor(s): Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Insera Therapeutics, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29678623 on 01/30/2019 (97 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pump
Patent No. D847866 

Inventor(s): Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Insera Therapeutics, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29678632 on 01/30/2019 (97 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Front axle for a model vehicle
Patent No. D847911 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29592274 on 01/27/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Rear axle for a model vehicle
Patent No. D847912 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29592276 on 01/27/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D847939 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617571 on 09/14/2017 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Diagnostic analyzer
Patent No. D848019 

Inventor(s): Christina A. Barton (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612772 on 08/03/2017 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Headlamp assembly
Patent No. D848039 

Inventor(s): Scott M. Conway (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29631579 on 12/29/2017 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Garment for canines
Patent No. D848081 

Inventor(s): Sarah Chavez (Rhome, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Suzanne Kikel, Patent Agent (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29620415 on 11/30/2016 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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