Dallas Invents: 148 Patents Granted for Week of March 5

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

Patents granted include:
• Toyota's vehicle bumper damage indication
• Bell's aircraft with manned and unmanned flight modes
• University of Texas' methods for light-dependent gene regulation
• Conduent Business Services' system for optimizing passenger pick up
• Amazon's system for impairment issues of distributed hosts
• Paccar's platooning light fence system for trucks

Platooning trucks create “road trains” where two or more trucks follow each other closely. Paccar’s platooning light fence system may communicate to passenger vehicles that trucks are traveling as a team to discourage cut-ins or cut-offs. [Illustration: Fig. 1, Patent No. 10220768 via USPTO. Background: Dallas Innovates.]

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 March 5, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 9
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 8
Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 7
Toyota Motor Engineering North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 6
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 4

UNASSIGNED 6


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Ashley Wesley Jones (Denton) 2
David L. Meadows (Colleyville) 2
John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth) 2
Kent Poteet (Lucas) 2
Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth) 2


FIRST SEEN 
(EXAMPLES OF COMPANIES THAT MAY BE ORIGINATING A PATENT IN THE REGION FOR THE FIRST TIME, ACCORDING TO PATENT INDEX.)
 

CTL Medical
Patent No. 10219912
Modular plate and cage elements and related methods

Eclipse MedCorp
Patent No. 10220195
Radio frequency needling device for use with disposable needle cartridges

FirstTex Industries
Patent No. 10221847
Fluid end assembly with modified suction block

iLUMAWARE
Patent No. D0842155
Vehicle radar reflector

PulsePet
Patent No. D0842556
Animal toy

Sovereign Peak Ventures
Patent No. 10225560
Coding method for coding moving image


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

168 days
Method of assessing real-time security of sequenced packet exchange (SPX) network connection
Patent No. 10225278
Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC (Tampa, FL)
Inventor: Kathiravan Kandasamy (Frisco)

3,422 days
Vent assemblies
Patent No. 10220682
Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)
Inventors: Carl David Spamer (Brighton, MI), Daniel Frank Gillay (Plymouth, MI)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Medical gown
Patent No. 10219558 

Inventor(s): Kelley Terrell (Ferris, TX)
Assignee(s): Encompass Group, LLC (McDonough, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14095267 on 12/03/2013 (1918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical gown ([b]10[/b]) includes a front side ([b]11[/b]) joined to a back side ([b]12[/b]) along a top seam ([b]23[/b]) having a front side ([b]24[/b]) and a back side ([b]25[/b]) which are releasably joined together. The top seam front side includes an elongated strip of very small hook type fasteners ([b]28[/b]). The top seam back side includes a pair of outer high strength loop type fasteners ([b]31[/b]) (high bonding strength) spaced apart to allow the exposure of the exterior surface ([b]20[/b]) of the gown back side which forms small loops that are considered an area of low strength loop type fasteners ([b]34[/b]) (low bonding strength). The mating of the high strength loop type fasteners with the hook type fasteners provides a higher degree of separation resistance compared to that between the low strength loop type fasteners and the hook type fasteners.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)


Pedicle screw fixation system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10219838 

Inventor(s): Steve Courtney (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Eminent Spine LLC (Georgetown, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15615222 on 06/06/2017 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pedicle screw fixation system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tulip is provided for holding a head of a pedicle screw substantially along a longitudinal axis. The tulip includes opposing first and second U-shaped receiving slots aligned along a transverse axis. A rod is received by the opposing first and second U-shaped receiving slots. A coupling collar includes a plurality of resilient fingers circumferentially disposed therearound such that a snap fit engagement with the head of the pedicle screw formed. The coupling collar includes a first deformable face operable for contact with the rod. A set screw is for adapted for driving engagement through the tulip along the longitudinal axis such that a second deformable face is positioned for contact with the rod. The first and second deformable faces conform to the shape of the rod in response to forceful engagement therewith.

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


Modular plate and cage elements and related methods
Patent No. 10219912 

Inventor(s): Jon Suh (Ambler, PA), Sean Suh (East Brunswick, NJ)
Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brainspark Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15244868 on 08/23/2016 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interbody system for implanting between vertebrae, the interbody system comprises a cage having a cage body that includes a graft chamber having a volume that receives graft material, a sagittal wall that forms a portion of the graft chamber, and a wall membrane that forms another portion of the graft chamber. The interbody system may comprise an interbody device that includes an aperture that receives a bone fastener, wherein the wall membrane interacts with the bone fastener. The wall membrane may bend as result of a force applied by the bone fastener to a portion of the wall membrane, thereby providing directional support to the bone fastener and/or forcing graft material from the graft chamber.

[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]


Ophthalmic laser treatment system and method
Patent No. 10219948 

Inventor(s): Josef F. Bille (Heidelberg, , DE), Raymond Kenneth Alley (Irvine, CA), Ruth Sahler (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): PERFECT IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15439768 on 02/22/2017 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.

[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]


Radio frequency needling device for use with disposable needle cartridges
Patent No. 10220195 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Garrett (Allen, TX), John Tepper (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Michael O”Brien, III (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Eclipse MedCorp, LLC (The Colony, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15495564 on 04/24/2017 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are transdermal microneedling devices that generate and emit low RF energy. Such a microneedling device may comprise a drive motor, drive circuitry for controlling the drive motor, and a drive linkage located on the drive motor rotor. The microneedling device may also comprise a power source capsule comprising a battery and associated power management circuitry. Also included may be a needle cartridge coupled to the main body, and comprising a drive shaft and a needle unit coupled to a distal end of the drive shaft to move therewith, where the needle unit has at least one needle extending therefrom. The drive shaft may comprise a linkage member configured to engage the drive linkage of the drive motor, and be configured to be driven by the drive motor and thereby drive movement of the needle unit such that the at least one needle extends beyond and retracts within the distal end of the needle cartridge. The microneedling device may also include RF energy circuitry powered by the power source and configured to generate RF energy, as well as transfer circuitry configured to transfer the generated RF energy from the RF energy circuitry to the at least one needle.

[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]


Eccentric weightlifting machine and associated method of use
Patent No. 10220239 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Ryan Smith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): The Curators of the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Law Firm: Thompson Coburn LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15321394 on 06/23/2015 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: An eccentric weightlifting machine that includes a first pole connected to a first weight and to a device acted on by a user, a second pole connected to a second weight and to a motor, wherein the motor lifts the second pole in response to movement of the first pole by the user, and a latch configured to latch the first pole to the second pole during an eccentric exercise portion of a weightlift.

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


Golf club and golf club head structures
Patent No. 10220271 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Larson (Arlington, TX), Robert Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15960215 on 04/23/2018 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head has a body defining a ball striking face. The body further has a first leg extending away from the ball striking face and a second leg extending away from the ball striking face wherein a void is defined between the first leg and the second leg. The body further defines a crown that extends over the void.

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


Multi-feed system
Patent No. 10220601 

Inventor(s): Seymour Lennox Adlam (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TALON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Woodland Hills, CA)
Law Firm: Siritzky Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15422439 on 02/01/2017 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for creating a continuous stream of elements of garments. With a multi-line fusing press: simultaneously and continuously, for each line of a plurality of lines, each line having a corresponding blower, a corresponding guide, and a corresponding feeder: passing a first substrate under the corresponding blower for the line and into the corresponding guide for the line; feeding, using the corresponding feeder for the line, a continuous fusible substrate into the corresponding guide for the line to position the fusible substrate above the first substrate; feeding, via the corresponding guide for the line and into the multi-line fusing press, a combination of the fusible substrate and the first substrate, the fusible substrate positioned above the first substrate; and the multi-line fusing press pressing the combination of the fusible substrate positioned above the continuous first substrate. The first substrate may be compacted by a multi-line compactor.

[A41B] SHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS


Substituted pyrrolo[3,4-e]indolizines, imidazo[1,2-a]pyrrolo[3,4-e]pyridines, pyrrolo[3,4-e][1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridines and pyrrolo[3,4-e][1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyridines as positive allosteric modulators of muscarinic acetylcholine recept
Patent No. 10221175 

Inventor(s): Kyle A. Emmitte (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15568936 on 04/22/2016 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[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)


 

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

Systems and methods for in-situ formation of nanoparticles and nanofins
Patent No. 10220410 

Inventor(s): Donghyun Shin (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): THE TEXAS AM UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15104970 on 12/15/2014 (1541 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for forming nanoparticles in-situ are disclosed herein. The nanoparticles may be formed in-situ through thermocycling a solution comprising at least one of a molten salt, a surfactant, and a catalyst. The nanoparticles may form in the solution itself and/or on surfaces of a vessel in which the solution is formed. Nanofins may be formed from the agglomeration of particles in the solution and on surfaces. Microchannels may be formed by these nanofins, and in some cases microchannels on a surface may have nanofins form on the surface. In some embodiments, a previously formed solution that has nanoparticles formed in-situ may be used to generate nanofins in a vessel, on a wafer in a vessel, in the solution itself, or combinations thereof.

[B05D] PROCESSES FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (conveying articles or workpieces through baths of liquid B65G, e.g. B65G 49/02) [2]


Direct manufacturing systems and methods utilizing active guides and passive molds
Patent No. 10220468 

Inventor(s): Steven Lynn Bichsel (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14884378 on 10/15/2015 (1237 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a deposition system that comprises an energy source, a material feed, and an active guide. The system further includes a base platform and a control system communicatively coupled to the deposition system. The control system is configured to provide instructions to the deposition system to deposit one or more layers of material from the material feed onto a baseplate coupled to the base platform, thereby creating a structure. The control system is further configured to provide instructions to the deposition system to weld the material as it is deposited from the material feed using an energy beam from the energy source and to deploy the active guide to shape the material, thereby forming at least one shaped surface of the structure.

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


Rotor assembly with one-piece finger member
Patent No. 10220558 

Inventor(s): David K. Williams (Grapevine, TX), Dennis Williams (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15057763 on 03/01/2016 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor assembly for extruding randomly shaped food items includes a one-piece finger member. The one-piece finger member reduces the downtime of the extruding machine containing the rotor assembly by reducing the number of parts in the rotor assembly and reducing the adjustment necessary after finger replacement. The proprietary threaded interface between the finger member and the improved extruder machine allows for quick swap out during extruder maintenance.

[B28B] SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS, SLAG OR MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER (foundry moulding B22C; working stone or stone-like material B28D; shaping of substances in a plastic state, in general B29C; making layered products not composed wholly of these substances B32B; shaping in situ, see the relevant classes of section E)


Removable cover for a binder
Patent No. 10220648 

Inventor(s): Shea Walk (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15383029 on 12/19/2016 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a binder cover system comprising: a binder comprising a front portion and a rear portion; and a cover removably coupled to the binder and comprising: a front sleeve defining a cavity in which the front portion of the binder is received; and a rear sleeve defining a cavity in which the rear portion of the binder is received; and a utility pocket coupled to at least one of the front sleeve and the rear sleeve.

[B42F] SHEETS TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TOGETHER; FILING APPLIANCES; FILE CARDS; INDEXING (reading desks A47B 19/00; book rests A47B 23/00)


Target evaporator outlet temperature maps for vehicle air conditioning control
Patent No. 10220674 

Inventor(s): David W. Cosgrove (Royal Oak, MI), Hidekazu Hirabayashi (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: 15287762 on 10/07/2016 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can reduce a load applied to a vehicle powertrain during certain conditions. The system can include a compressor operable based on a first target evaporator outlet (TEO) temperature map. Systems and methods can determine if an HVAC system is activated, and whether an engine water temperature meets a forced HVAC recirculation intake threshold. Responsive to determining that the engine water temperature meets the forced HVAC recirculation intake threshold, it can be determined if the engine water temperature meets a first threshold. Responsive to the recirculation mode air source being selected, determining if at least one measured vehicle condition meets predetermined criteria. Responsive to determining that the engine water temperature meets the first threshold, the compressor can be operated based on a second TEO temperature map, the second TEO temperature map including higher TEO temperatures than the first TEO temperature map.

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


Vehicle windshield defrosting control based on frozen precipitation accumulation
Patent No. 10220675 

Inventor(s): Frankie B. Reed (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690845 on 08/30/2017 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for mitigating freezing-precipitation accumulation for a vehicle window are described. The device and method include retrieving ambient temperature data. When the ambient temperature data exceeds a temperature threshold for freezing precipitation, sensing ambient light from within a vehicle cabin to produce light magnitude sample data and comparing the light magnitude sample data with a baseline light magnitude sample data from within the vehicle cabin. When the light magnitude sample data compares unfavorably with the baseline light magnitude sample data, generating a vehicle window defroster command for transmission to activate a vehicle window defroster operable to be powered by a vehicle battery source.

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


Vent assemblies
Patent No. 10220682 

Inventor(s): Carl David Spamer (Brighton, MI), Daniel Frank Gillay (Plymouth, 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: 12582773 on 10/21/2009 (3422 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a vent assembly that includes a fin/actuator sub-assembly that includes an aperture, an inner ring that includes a plurality of protrusions, each protrusion including a retention surface, and an annular retaining member, wherein when the annular retaining member is in a retaining engagement with the fin/actuator sub-assembly and the inner ring, a portion of the annular retaining member is disposed within the aperture of the fin/actuator sub-assembly, and portions of the annular retaining member contact the retention surfaces of the protrusions of the inner ring.

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


Platooning light fence system and method
Patent No. 10220768 

Inventor(s): Kenneth H. Damon (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15646998 on 07/11/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A platooning light fence includes an illumination assembly having one or more light sources located on at least one of a first platooning truck and a second platooning truck, each of the one or more light sources configured to radiate a beam of light that extends substantially continuously between the first and second platooning trucks. A system for deterring passenger vehicles from entering a gap defined between at least a leading platooning truck and a trailing platooning truck includes an illumination assembly having one or more light sources located on at least one of the leading platooning truck and the trailing platooning truck, each of the one or more light sources configured to radiate a beam of light that extends substantially continuously between the leading and trailing platooning trucks, and an activation assembly configured to selectively activate the illumination assembly.

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


Vehicle bumper damage indication system
Patent No. 10220803 

Inventor(s): Robert C. Day (Canton, 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: 15434481 on 02/16/2017 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle bumper damage indication system is provided includes a damage indicator structured to be positionable in a space between a bumper of a vehicle and a body of the vehicle. The damage indicator is structured to be movable between a first configuration and a second configuration. An actuation mechanism is operatively coupled to the damage indicator and is structured to control movement of the damage indicator from the first configuration to the second configuration responsive to a predetermined amount of deflection of a portion of the bumper.

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


Radiator grille attachment
Patent No. 10220805 

Inventor(s): Brandon H. Hanna (Medicine Hat, , CA), Brandon W. Letcher (Ypsilanti, MI), Chad B. Pierce (Portland, MI), Lenny D. Gotwalt (Greenville, MI), Mingher Fred Shen (Ann Arbor, MI), Robert D. Gray (Wyoming, MI), Timothy B. Dutton
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15664744 on 07/31/2017 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: An attachment member may couple a radiator to a grille of an automotive vehicle. The attachment member may be easily fit into a complementary grille opening on the grille. The complementary shapes of the attachment member and the grille opening may limit movement of the attachment member relative to the grille in one or more directions. The attachment member may install from above the grille opening or horizontally slide into the grille opening. Engagement features on the attachment member may engage with surfaces of the grille opening to limit relative vertical movement. The attachment member may provide a first engagement with the grille at a first level and a second engagement with the radiator at a second level different than the first level.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


Wing pivot structures for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10220936 

Inventor(s): Brian Dale Obert (Fort Worth, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15271717 on 09/21/2016 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wing pivot apparatus for rotating a wing between a flight orientation and a stowed orientation relative to a fuselage of a tiltrotor aircraft. The apparatus includes a guide ring that is fixably coupled to the fuselage. Forward and aft wing attach assemblies are coupled respectively to forward and aft spars of the wing and are moveably supported by the guide ring. Forward and aft wing support fittings are coupled respectively to the forward and aft spars of the wing and are selectively securable respectively to first and second fore-aft beams of the fuselage. A plurality of lock assemblies selectively secures the wing support fittings to the fore-aft beams of the fuselage when the wing is in the flight orientation. An actuator coupled to the fuselage is operable to reversibly rotate the wing between the flight orientation and the stowed orientation.

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


Braking systems for rotorcraft
Patent No. 10220942 

Inventor(s): John Robert Wittmaak (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15241529 on 08/19/2016 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a rotorcraft includes a fuselage having a rotor hub assembly protruding therefrom that is rotatable relative thereto. A generator having an armature is mechanically coupled to the rotor hub assembly such that the armature is rotatable in response to rotation of the rotor hub assembly. A braking unit is in selective electrical communication with the generator. The braking unit is adapted to apply an electrical resistance to rotation of the armature, thereby reducing a rotational speed of the rotor hub assembly.

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


Aircraft having manned and unmanned flight modes
Patent No. 10220944 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15200197 on 07/01/2016 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiment, an aircraft includes an airframe, a propulsion system attached to the airframe and a flight control system operably associated with the propulsion system. A pod assembly is selectively attachable to the flying frame. The flying frame has a vertical takeoff and landing mode and a forward flight mode. The flying frame has a manned flight mode and an unmanned flight mode.

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


Sleeved bolt assemblies for aircraft engine mount assemblies
Patent No. 10220951 

Inventor(s): Bruce Bennett Bacon (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Edwin Rinehart (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas Boudreau (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15410706 on 01/19/2017 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft, such as a tiltrotor aircraft having helicopter and airplane modes, includes an airframe, an engine and an engine mount assembly for coupling the engine to the airframe. The engine includes an engine lug forming an aperture. The engine mount assembly includes a mount having an aperture substantially aligned with the engine lug aperture. A sleeved bolt assembly extends through the apertures to secure the engine lug to the mount. The sleeved bolt assembly includes a bolt undersized relative to the apertures forming a circumferential gap within the apertures, a sleeve disposed around at least a portion of the bolt substantially filling the circumferential gap and a nut adapted to thread onto a threaded portion of the bolt. The use of the undersized bolt within the sleeve permits increased clearance between the sleeved bolt assembly and the engine while maintaining strength requirements in high load environments.

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


Crane having effectively coincident gantry and boom forces upon an upperstructure
Patent No. 10221051 

Inventor(s): Christopher Paul Chiasson (Houma, LA)
Assignee(s): OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15083173 on 03/28/2016 (1072 days app to issue)

Abstract: A crane includes a base, an upperstructure rotationally mounted on the base, a boom pivotally mounted to the upperstructure at a front attachment location and having a distal end supporting a load line for raising a payload, and a gantry mounted on the upperstructure and supporting a boom line coupled to the distal end of the boom. The gantry includes at least one front leg mechanically coupled to the front attachment location and inclined in a direction away from the boom to apply, to the front attachment location, a horizontal force component towards the boom that is opposed by a horizontal force component applied by the boom towards the front leg. The upperstructure includes a circular turret, and the front attachment location is aligned over a circle of the turret.

[B66C] CRANES; LOAD-ENGAGING ELEMENTS OR DEVICES FOR CRANES, CAPSTANS, WINCHES, OR TACKLES (rope, cable, or chain winding mechanisms, braking or detent devices therefor B66D; specially adapted for nuclear reactors G21)


 

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

Quinazoline analogs as receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Patent No. 10221194 

Inventor(s): Eli Wallace (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Array BioPharma Inc. (Boulder, CO)
Law Firm: Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606928 on 05/26/2017 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Endotrophin neutralization and use thereof
Patent No. 10221235 

Inventor(s): Jiyoung Park (Dallas, TX), Philipp Erich Scherer (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15417740 on 01/27/2017 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and reagents for increasing chemosensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy. In one aspect, a method of increasing chemosensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy is provided, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of an endotrophin-neutralizing agent. The agent can be a monoclonal antibody, or fragment thereof, capable of binding to the C5 domain of the alpha3 chain of collagen VI. In some embodiments, the method can further include administering an effective amount of thiazolidinedione to said patient.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


Oil soluble rheology modifying star macromolecules
Patent No. 10221285 

Inventor(s): Nicolay Tsarevsky (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Law Firm: Ulmer Berne LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15174727 on 06/06/2016 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: Oil soluble rheology modifying star macromolecules having a core and five or more polymeric arms, and compositions comprising the same. The polymeric arms on a star are covalently attached to the core of the star; each polymeric arm comprises one or more (co)polymer segments; and at least one polymeric arm and/or at least one polymeric segment exhibits a different solubility from at least one other polymeric arm or one other polymeric segment, respectively, in a reference liquid of interest. The oil soluble rheology modifying star macromolecules and compositions comprising the same for use in oil based systems.

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


Blue light-inducible system for gene expression
Patent No. 10221422 

Inventor(s): Brian D. Zotowski (Dallas, TX), Kevin H. Gardner (Dallas, TX), Laura B. Motta-Mena (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Law Offices of Alan J. Morrison (Local + 295 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15340040 on 11/01/2016 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides methods for light-dependent gene regulation using a light-responsive DNA-binding protein. Also provided are related nucleic acid molecules, and protein molecules, such as those encoding or comprising the light-responsive DNA-binding protein or DNA-binding sites recognizing the light-responsive DNA-binding protein. Kits using the present light-dependent gene regulation system are further provided by the present invention.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Pop-up drain linkage assembly
Patent No. 10221549 

Inventor(s): Casey J. Fregoe (The Colony, TX), Robert Clifton Jones, Jr. (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15917144 on 03/09/2018 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a linkage assembly apparatus that comprise a spring clip that comprises a first end aperture, a second end aperture, and a connector aperture separated between a number of bending lines positioned along a length of the spring clip. The spring clip can be elastically deformed for insertion of a lift rod through the first end aperture and the second end aperture. The linkage assembly can also include an upper linkage rod that extends in a direction longitudinally. The upper linkage rod comprises a socket at a first end and a snap-on connector at a second end. In addition, the linkage assembly includes a lower linkage rod comprising a ball disposed toward an end of the lower linkage rod and a slot that extends along a length of the lower linkage rod. The slot can be used for connecting with a ball rod of a pop-up drain body.

[E03C] DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER (not connected to either water-supply main or to waste pipe A47K; devices of the kind used in the ground E03B, E03F); SINKS


Method and apparatus for magnetic pulse signature actuation
Patent No. 10221653 

Inventor(s): Michael Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary W. Walton (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411180 on 01/20/2017 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore servicing tool comprising a housing comprising one or more ports and generally defining a flow passage, an actuator disposed within the housing, a magnetic signature system (MSS) comprising a magnetic sensor in signal communication with an electronic circuit disposed within the housing and coupled to the actuator, and a sleeve slidably positioned within the housing and transitional from a first position to a second position, wherein, the sleeve is allowed to transition from the first position to the second position upon actuation of the actuator, and wherein the actuator is actuated upon recognition of a predetermined quantity of predetermined magnetic pulse signatures via the MSS.

[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]


Reverse flow arming and actuation apparatus and method
Patent No. 10221654 

Inventor(s): David S. Wesson (Fort Worth, TX), Dennis E. Roessler (Fort Worth, TX), John T. Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Kevin R. George (Cleburne, TX), Michael D. Wroblicky (Weatherford, TX), Philip M. Snider (Tomball, TX), Raymond C.
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15192406 on 06/24/2016 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: An arming apparatus for arming a downhole tool in a wellbore casing comprising an arming member and a holding device. The arming member is disposed within an outer housing of the downhole tool and the holding device is mechanically coupled to the arming member. When a ball deployed into the wellbore casing passes through the downhole tool in a downhole direction and moves back in an uphole direction due to reverse flow, the ball engages on the holding device and functions the arming member such that a pressure actuating device in the downhole tool is armed.

[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]


Purging of Fiber Optic Conduits in Subterranean Wells
Patent No. 10221677 

Inventor(s): Neal G. Skinner (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13342652 on 01/03/2012 (2618 days app to issue)

Abstract: Purging of fiber optic conduits in subterranean wells. A downhole optical sensing system includes an optical line, at least two tubular conduits, one conduit being positioned within the other conduit, and the optical line being positioned within at least one of the conduits, and a purging medium flowed in one direction through one conduit, and flowed in an opposite direction between the conduits. A method of purging a downhole optical sensing system includes the steps of: installing at least two conduits and an optical line in a well as part of the sensing system, one conduit being positioned within the other conduit, and the optical line being positioned within at least one of the conduits; and flowing a purging medium through the conduits in the well, so that the purging medium flows in one direction through one conduit and in an opposite direction between the conduits.

[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]


Acoustically coupled transmitter for downhole telemetry
Patent No. 10221683 

Inventor(s): Donald Kyle (Plano, TX), Gregory Thomas Werkheiser (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15125100 on 04/07/2014 (1793 days app to issue)

Abstract: An in-well type acoustic telemetry system includes an elongate tubular housing, an elongate transmitter in the tubular housing, a receiver in the tubular housing, and a spring between the transmitter and the housing biasing the transmitter into acoustic coupling to the housing. The transmitter is adapted to generate an output acoustic signal by linearly fluctuating in response to an electrical signal. The receiver is adapted to generate another electrical signal by linearly fluctuating in response to an input acoustic signal.

[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

 

Protection and support for vehicle engine components
Patent No. 10220700 

Inventor(s): Justin E. Dominic (Milan, 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: 14616848 on 02/09/2015 (1485 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicle engine systems and protectors for such systems are presented. Vehicle engine systems can include one or more engine components associated with an engine. In some embodiments a protector can be attached to an engine system to substantially cover a portion of one or more engine components. The protector can have a shield and a support. In some arrangements, the shield can be operatively connected to two cylinder banks of an engine. The shield can extend over and substantially cover a portion of a fuel line and/or a fuel line connector. In one or more embodiments, the support can include a support end configured to support a vehicle component such as a throttle body.

[F02B] INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES; COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL (cyclically operating valves therefor F01L; lubricating internal-combustion engines F01M; gas-flow silencers or exhaust apparatus therefor F01N; cooling of internal-combustion engines F01P; internal-combustion turbines F02C; plants in which engines use combustion products F02C, F02G)


Fluid end assembly with modified suction block
Patent No. 10221847 

Inventor(s): Dewey Francis Dyer (Spring, TX)
Assignee(s): FIRSTEX INDUSTRIES, INC. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14222529 on 03/21/2014 (1810 days app to issue)

Abstract: A suction block for use in a fluid end assembly of a high pressure reciprocal pump includes a first suction bore extending from a first face of the suction block and into the interior thereof; and a second suction bore extending from a second face of the suction block and into the interior thereof to intersect the first suction bore. The second suction bore is adapted to receive a valve assembly for alternatively fluidly connecting and disconnecting the first and second suction bores. The first suction bore has a first suction bore section with a first geometry and a second suction bore section with a second geometry different from the first geometry to thereby reduce stress in the suction block during use.

[F04B] POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; machines for liquids, or pumps, of rotary-piston or oscillating-piston type F04C; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D; pumping of fluid by direct contact of another fluid or by using inertia of fluid to be pumped F04F; crankshafts, crossheads, connecting-rods F16C; flywheels F16F; gearings for interconverting rotary motion and reciprocating motion in general F16H; pistons, piston-rods, cylinders, in general F16J; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Valve for reciprocating pump assembly
Patent No. 10221848 

Inventor(s): Charles Hensley (Burleson, TX), Jacob A. Bayyouk (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. FLOW CONTROL, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15200913 on 07/01/2016 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: The valve member includes a valve body and a seal. The valve body defines a first frusto-conical surface and an outside annular cavity. The seal extends within the outside annular cavity and includes a first tapered and circumferentially-extending surface adapted to sealingly engage the tapered surface of the valve seat. In another aspect, the seal includes an annular bulbous protrusion from which the first tapered and circumferentially-extending surface angularly extends, the first tapered and circumferentially-extending surface extending between the annular bulbous protrusion and the first frusto-conical surface of the valve body. In another aspect, an offset distance is defined between the first frusto-conical surface of the valve body and at least a portion of the first tapered and circumferentially-extending surface of the seal, the offset distance extending in a direction that is perpendicular to at least the first frusto-conical surface of the valve body.

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


Universal joint
Patent No. 10221894 

Inventor(s): Beau J. St. Pierre (Hudson Oaks, TX), Jason Maw (Beaumont, , CA), Man Kang Ng Moreira (Edmonton, , CA)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14838155 on 08/27/2015 (1286 days app to issue)

Abstract: A universal joint assembled in a drill string transfers torque between two components where the shafts of the components are not completely aligned. The universal joint includes two members each with pin connections on one end and axially extending arms on the other end. The axially extending arms intermesh when the members are assembled defining a closed cavity between the arms. The cavity retains a ball bearing held between two seats. The universal joint when assembled to portions of the drill string at the pins on each end transfer torque by intermeshing of the teeth. Axial force is transferred through the seats holding the ball bearing.

[F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2]


System and apparatus for supporting a planetary carrier within a gearbox
Patent No. 10221939 

Inventor(s): Scott Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15434609 on 02/16/2017 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and system for supporting a planetary carrier within an aircraft gearbox includes a retainer for engaging a rotor mast and for supporting the planetary carrier.

[F16H] GEARING


Space temperature and discharge air temperature control
Patent No. 10222109 

Inventor(s): John Tran (The Colony, TX), Thomas Pate, Jr. (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15004376 on 01/22/2016 (1138 days app to issue)

Abstract: A temperature control method includes obtaining, by a controller, a space temperature value, a space temperature set point, a discharge air temperature value, and a discharge air temperature set point. The method further includes determining a compressor speed using a first PI loop based on the space temperature set point and the space temperature value, and determining a supply fan speed using a second PI loop based on the discharge air temperature set point and the discharge air temperature value. The temperature control method further includes outputting a first control signal that controls the speed of a variable speed compressor based on the determination of whether the compressor speed is within the compressor operation range and a second control signal to control the speed of a variable speed supply fan based on the determination of whether the supply fan speed is within the supply fan operation range.

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


Follower for blank cartridges, unitary/integrated magazine with follower, and methods for manufacturing same
Patent No. 10222153 

Inventor(s): Matthew A. Harding (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): SafeTacMag, LLC (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15723164 on 10/02/2017 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods herein relate to a safety magazine for blank ammunition or ”blanks”. In one illustrative implementation, a specially-shaped follower is utilized to engage and advance the blank ammunition without jamming, i.e., when holding and feeding blank cartridges into the chamber of a firearm. In other implementations, integrated/unitary magazines including such a follower are disclosed, which also prevent jams otherwise common in the field of magazines converted to handle blank rounds of ammunition. According to such implementations, live ammunition or cartridges are prevented from being loaded into the magazine and a specialized follower that prevents the ammunition form jamming is provided.

[F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

System and method for optimizing passenger pick-up
Patent No. 10222221 

Inventor(s): Christian W. Fritz (Menlo Park, CA), Shane P. Ahern (Belmont, CA), Victoria M. E. Bellotti (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Park, Vaughan, Fleming Dowler LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15438591 on 02/21/2017 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates optimization of passenger pick-up. During operation, the system generates, by a first mobile computing device associated with a passenger at a first location, a request for a target location at which to meet with a vehicle. The system receives the target location and a planned passenger route for the passenger to the target location, which are calculated based on a location, facing direction, and direction of movement, if any, of the vehicle, and wherein the target location is different from the first location, thereby facilitating optimization of a time duration and route the passenger takes to meet the vehicle.

[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)


Digital imaging and pulse detection pixel
Patent No. 10222258 

Inventor(s): Joshua Lund (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15255514 on 09/02/2016 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging and pulse detection pixel and an array of imaging and pulse detection pixels are provided. Each imaging and pulse detection pixel includes an optical detection device connected directly to a first and second transistor only, a pulse detection circuit that operates on the signal read out from the optical detection device and outputs a pulse detection output signal suitable for detection of pulses, and an imaging circuit that operates on a signal read out from the optical detection device and outputs an image output signal suitable for generation of an image. A terminal of the optical detection device is directly connected to only a gate terminal of the first transistor and a non-gate terminal of the second transistor.

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


Non-contact infrared temperature sensor for health monitoring of rotorcraft bearings
Patent No. 10222297 

Inventor(s): Kyle Thomas Cravener (Watauga, TX), Michael Christopher Burnett (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15285569 on 10/05/2016 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an apparatus and method for measuring hysteretic heating or stress of one or more bearings of a craft comprising: one or more non-contact temperature sensors attached to the craft and directed toward the one or more bearings; and a computer connected to the one or more non-contact temperature sensors that measure the temperature, the stress, or both of the one or more bearings before, during, or after operation of the craft, wherein the one or more non-contact temperature sensors measure a change in temperature in the one or more bearings to monitor for heating or stress of the bearings.

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


Adaptive sweep method and device for seismic exploration
Patent No. 10222494 

Inventor(s): John Sallas (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CGG SERVICES SAS (Massy, , FR)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13962250 on 08/08/2013 (2035 days app to issue)

Abstract: Controller and method for adapting a frequency sweep for a vibro-acoustic source element that is configured to generate acoustic waves during a seismic survey. The method includes driving a seismic source element to generate a current frequency sweep; recording seismic data with plural seismic sensors in response to the current frequency sweep; selecting, during the seismic survey, a data subset of the seismic data, wherein the data subset has a size less than 10% of the seismic data; calculating with a processing device an attribute based on the data subset; and calculating a new frequency sweep based on the attribute.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Traceable fiber optic cable assembly with fiber guide and tracing optical fibers for carrying light received from a light launch device
Patent No. 10222560 

Inventor(s): Ashley Wesley Jones (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411157 on 01/20/2017 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cable tracing system includes a fiber optic connector with a connector fiber guide. The connector fiber guide includes a planar surface, a launch opening defined in the planar surface, and at least one alignment surface proximate the planar surface. The connector also includes a tracing optical fiber with a first launch end positioned within the launch opening of the fiber guide. The tracing optical fiber is accessible from an exterior of the housing for receiving an optical tracing signal from a launch optical fiber. The alignment surface is configured to axially align the launch optical fiber with the first tracing optical fiber.

[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]


Light launch device for transmitting light into a traceable fiber optic cable assembly with tracing optical fibers
Patent No. 10222561 

Inventor(s): Ashley Wesley Jones (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411235 on 01/20/2017 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light launch device for transmitting light into a traceable fiber optic cable assembly with tracing optical fibers is disclosed herein. The traceable fiber optic cable assembly and light launch device provide easy tracing of the traceable fiber optic cable assembly using fiber optic tracing signals. Further, the launch connector is easily attached to and removed from the fiber optic connector with repeatable and reliable alignment of optic fibers, even when the fiber optic connector is mechanically and/or optically engaged with a network component. The fiber optic connectors are configured to efficiently illuminate an exterior of the connector for effective visibility for a user to quickly locate the fiber optic connector.

[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]


Pipe-conforming structure
Patent No. 10222568 

Inventor(s): James E. Elliott (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (Spring, TX)
Law Firm: ExxonMobil Upstream Research CompanyLaw Department (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15298330 on 10/20/2016 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present techniques are directed to systems and methods for forming a pipe-conforming structure. The pipe-conforming structure includes a polymer material and one or more optic fibers embedded within the polymer material. The polymer material is formed into a structure that is conformed to the shape of a pipe. A method includes forming a polymer material into a structure including an edge region and a center region. The center region has a greater thickness than the edge region. The method includes inserting one or more optic fibers into the polymer material.

[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 and system for determination of measured parameter gradients for environmental system control
Patent No. 10222768 

Inventor(s): Nicholaus Ray Lancaster (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): EcoVent Systems Inc. (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15018250 on 02/08/2016 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of and system for determination of measured parameter gradients for environmental system control is presented. A system includes a sensor assembly with a first face opposite to and spaced apart from a second face and first and second sensors. The first sensor is adjacent to the first face and senses a first value of an environmental variable nearby. The second sensor is adjacent to the second face and senses a second value of the environmental variable nearby. The system includes a processor and a memory with instructions that cause the processor to: receive the first and second values and estimate a third value of the environmental variable at a distance spaced apart from the second face based on the first and second values. The system includes a sensor communication system for transmitting information including at least one of the first, second, and third value of the environmental variable.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Condensed program guide for media content access systems and methods
Patent No. 10222934 

Inventor(s): Don Relyea (Dallas, TX), Heath Stallings (Colleyville, TX), Japan Mehta (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13281943 on 10/26/2011 (2687 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary method includes a computing device providing a program guide that includes a matrix of cells associated with a plurality of media content instances and providing a condensed program guide that includes a condensed matrix of a subset of the cells and a plurality of interstitial symbols. In certain embodiments, each interstitial symbol in the plurality of interstitial symbols represents a single cell included in the matrix of the cells and excluded from the condensed matrix of the subset of the cells. In certain embodiments, the plurality of interstitial symbols does not occupy matrix grid space in the condensed matrix. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.

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


Optimistic read operation
Patent No. 10222990 

Inventor(s): Alexander Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14808435 on 07/24/2015 (1320 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system may include a non-volatile memory die storing a requested data set that a host requests to be read. In response to the host request, a copy of a data set may be retrieved from the non-volatile memory die without performing error correction on an entry identifying a physical address where the data set is stored. If the data set copy matches the requested data set, the data set copy may be sent to the host. If the data set copy does not match the requested data set, then error correction may be performed on a copy of the entry to identify the correct physical address where the requested data set is stored. A copy of the requested data set may then be retrieved and sent to the host.

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


Bad page and bad block management in memory
Patent No. 10223018 

Inventor(s): Kiran Gunnam (Milpitas, CA), Robert Mateescu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491744 on 04/19/2017 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: The amount of remapping data in a file system of a memory device is reduced. In one aspect, for each request access, e.g., read or write operation, the memory cells of a primary physical address are evaluated. If the evaluation indicates the memory cells are good, the read or write operation proceeds. If the memory cells have a failure such as uncorrectable errors, the primary physical address is hashed to obtain an auxiliary physical address. If the auxiliary physical address is not available, the primary physical address can be hashed again to obtain another auxiliary physical address. In another aspect, per-page remapping is performed until a threshold number of bad pages in a block are detected, after which the entire block is remapped. In another aspect, pages of a block are remapped to auxiliary pages based on a block identifier.

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


Failed bit count memory analytics
Patent No. 10223028 

Inventor(s): Liam Michael Parker (Edinburgh, , GB), Neil Richard Darragh (Edinburgh, , GB), Sergey Anatolievich Gorobets (Edinburgh, , GB)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14977144 on 12/21/2015 (1170 days app to issue)

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

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


Dynamic programming adjustments based on memory wear, health, and endurance
Patent No. 10223029 

Inventor(s): Liam Michael Parker (Edinburgh, , GB), Neil Richard Darragh (Edinburgh, , GB), Sergey Anatolievich Gorobets (Edinburgh, , GB)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14977222 on 12/21/2015 (1170 days app to issue)

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

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


Multistate development workflow for generating a custom instruction set reconfigurable processor
Patent No. 10223081 

Inventor(s): Tony Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14602225 on 01/21/2015 (1504 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods which implement workflows for providing reconfigurable processor core algorithms operable with associated capabilities using description files, thereby facilitating the development and generation of instruction sets for use with reconfigurable processors, are shown. Embodiments implement a multistage workflow in which program code is parsed into custom instructions and corresponding capability descriptions for generating reconfigurable processor loadable instruction sets. The multistage workflow of embodiments includes a hybrid threading complier operable to compile input program code into custom instructions using a hardware timing agnostic approach. A timing manager of the multistage workflow of embodiments utilizes capabilities information provided in association with the custom instructions generated by the hybrid threading complier to impose hardware timing on the custom instructions. A framework generator and hardware description language complier are also included in the multistage workflow of embodiments.

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


Systems and methods for code parsing and lineage detection
Patent No. 10223086 

Inventor(s): Fei Tong (Plano, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Plano, TX), Yuanyuan Yin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701877 on 09/12/2017 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and techniques for code parsing and lineage detection. According to disclosed embodiments, a code parser acquires one or more parameters, which at least include a first parameter that identifies source code. The code parser also acquires the source code from the first parameter. After acquiring the source code, the code parser parses the source code and generates an output of the parsed source code. The code parser may then generate and display an output of the parsed source code.

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


System and method for network function virtualization resource management
Patent No. 10223140 

Inventor(s): Zhixian Xiang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15247652 on 08/25/2016 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for network function virtualization (NFV) resource management are disclosed that include receiving, by a network functions virtualization orchestrator (NFVO), a reuse requirement for a first network service (NS) and determining, by the NFVO, that at least one constituent virtual network function (VNF) instance in the first NS is retainable for reuse in a second NS according to the reuse requirement when the first NS is to be terminated. In some embodiments, these systems and methods also include retaining, by the NFVO, the at least one constituent VNF instance in the first NS for reuse in the second NS.

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


System for impairment issues of distributed hosts
Patent No. 10223145 

Inventor(s): Cory Forsythe (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15188913 on 06/21/2016 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing resources service provider may provide customers with access to virtual computing resources to execute various applications on behalf of the customer. There may be occasional impairment to the virtual computing resources. These impairments may be detected in log information obtained by an impairment detection service. Furthermore, the impairment detection service may obtain additional information associated with the virtual computing resources. The log information and additional information may be correlated to determine one or more relevant factors in the impairments.

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


Non-volatile memory configured to return error reduced read data
Patent No. 10223199 

Inventor(s): Alexander Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Ariel Navon (Revava, , IL), Gadi Vishne (Petach Tikva, , IL), Joshua Lehmann (Modiin, , IL), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15274037 on 09/23/2016 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system receives a request to read data. That request includes a quality of service indication. The memory system performs a read process that satisfies the quality of service indication and identifies a set of data with errors. The memory system returns the set of data with errors in response to the request.

[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)


Annotated atomic write
Patent No. 10223208 

Inventor(s): Robert Wipfel (Draper, UT)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14230844 on 03/31/2014 (1800 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to writing data atomically to one or more recording media. In one embodiment, a request is received to perform an atomic write for a set of data. Responsive to the request, the set of data is written across a plurality of storage units including storing metadata at a dedicated location within at least one of the plurality of storage units. The metadata is usable to determine whether the writing completed successfully. In some embodiments, the request is received from an application that has been assigned an address range of the plurality of storage units. In such an embodiment, the address range is accessible to the application for storing data, and the dedicated location resides outside of the address range. In one embodiment, the metadata specifies an address range where the set of data was written and a sequence number.

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


Testing an application in a production infrastructure temporarily provided by a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 10223242 

Inventor(s): Anilkumar Baddula (Plano, TX), Anoop Kunjuramanpillai (McKinney, TX), Daniel Tresnak (Frisco, TX), Karthik Gunapati (Irving, TX), Leonardo Gomide (Dallas, TX), Nathan Gloier (Frisco, TX), Raveender Kommera (Flower Mound,
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113756 on 08/27/2018 (190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives test parameters associated with testing an application that utilizes source data, and causes source containers, for the source data, to be temporarily created in a cloud computing environment, based on the test parameters. The device provides the source data to the source containers in the cloud computing environment, and causes other containers, for the application, to be temporarily created in the cloud computing environment, based on the test parameters. The device creates a file for testing the application with the source containers and the other containers, based on the test parameters, and causes the application to be executed with the source containers and the other containers, based on the file. The device receives results associated with executing the application with the source containers and the other containers.

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


Managing virtual-address caches for multiple memory page sizes
Patent No. 10223279 

Inventor(s): David Albert Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Cavium, LLC (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15193535 on 06/27/2016 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: A translation lookaside buffer stores information indicating respective page sizes for different translations. A virtual-address cache module manages entries, where each entry stores a memory block in association with a virtual address and a code representing at least one page size of a memory page on which the memory block is located. The managing includes: receiving a translation lookaside buffer invalidation instruction for invalidating at least one translation lookaside buffer entry in the translation lookaside buffer, where the translation lookaside buffer invalidation instruction includes at least one invalid virtual address; comparing selected bits of the invalid virtual address with selected bits of each of a plurality of virtual addresses associated with respective entries in the virtual-address cache module, based on the codes; and invalidating one or more entries in the virtual-address cache module based on the comparing.

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


System and method for predicate pushdown and partition pruning in a distributed database
Patent No. 10223419 

Inventor(s): Yan Zhou (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14801079 on 07/16/2015 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for facilitating query optimization in a distributed data processing system to efficiently and precisely compute predicate push down and partition pruning A query operation is performed to locate data in the data processing system, thereby generating a predicate. Critical points of the predicate are determined based on data stored in the system, and critical point ranges are formed from a sorted sequence of each of the critical points. The predicate is evaluated using the critical points to qualify the critical point ranges, and a reduction is applied to the predicate during partial evaluation to produce reduced predicates on the qualified critical point ranges. The qualified critical point ranges are compared and matched to range partitions of data stored in the distributed system to qualify the range partitions. The reduced predicate is processed against the data in the qualified range partitions to obtain a query result.

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


Object detection using image classification models
Patent No. 10223611 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP US (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915329 on 03/08/2018 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for or performing single-pass object detection and image classification. The method comprises receiving image data for an image in a system comprising a convolutional neural network (CNN), the CNN comprising a first convolutional layer, a last convolutional layer, and a fully connected layer; providing the image data to an input of the first convolutional layer; extracting multi-channel data from the output of the last convolutional layer; and summing the extracted data to generate a general activation map; and detecting a location of an object within the image by applying the general activation map to the image data.

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


System for matching individuals and facilitating interactions between users in a safety conscious environment
Patent No. 10223642 

Inventor(s): John Felder (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15289195 on 10/09/2016 (877 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for matching individuals according to emotions evoked by music, includes the use of a plurality of personality matching questions to generate a response profile that is matched with a plurality of subsequent response profiles. A plurality of emotion-evoking audio files is provided for each of the plurality of personality matching questions, wherein a user account is prompted to select one of the plurality of emotion-evoking audio files as a response for each of the plurality of emotion-evoking audio files. The response for each of the plurality of personality matching questions is aggregated into the response profile along with a favorite song. A match probability rating is then calculated for the each of the plurality of subsequent response profiles in relation to the response profile of the user account. A plurality of subsequent user accounts is then displayed to the user account to engage in a virtual date.

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


Facilitating the negotiation of standards for inter-enterprise collaboration between trading partners
Patent No. 10223657 

Inventor(s): Ramsyam Missula (Irving, TX), Ranjit N. Notani (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16030440 on 07/09/2018 (239 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that facilitates the negotiation of a standard for inter-enterprise collaboration between trading partners includes a set of meta-model elements. Each element in the set can be negotiated by enterprises and incorporated into a negotiated meta-model that describes an agreement between the enterprises as to collaborations between the enterprises. Each element in the set describes a portion of a potential standard for collaboration between enterprises. The system also includes a meta-model negotiation service that receives an indication that enterprises wish to negotiate a standard for collaborations between the enterprises and provides access to the set of elements and receive selections of one or more of the elements for negotiation and incorporation into a negotiated meta-model. The negotiated meta-model describes an agreement between the enterprises as to collaborations between the enterprises.

[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]


Transaction decisioning by an automated device
Patent No. 10223680 

Inventor(s): Charles F. Pigg (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14731560 on 06/05/2015 (1369 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for determining whether a check may be cashed at an automated teller machine (ATM) are provided. The ATM may capture check image data from the face of the check and the ATM may transmit the data to a check cashing computing platform. The check cashing computing platform may determine whether the account on which the check is drawn is an account of a first financial institution associated with the ATM, or the account is an account of a second financial institution. A first or second set of rules may be applied to the check based on this determination, to determine an overall check cashing risk score. A determination is then made, based on the overall check cashing risk score, as to whether the check may be cashed or the request to cash the check may be denied.

[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]


Managing transaction state data
Patent No. 10223723 

Inventor(s): Chandra Sekhar Bodapati (Irving, TX), Sadagopan Rajagopalan (Frisco, TX), Vinod Chandrasekharan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15971170 on 05/04/2018 (305 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive user data associated with a product or service, the user data including a user identifier associated with a user. The device may identify a business application that is relevant to the product or service, the business application being designed to provide the user with a business offer related to the product or service. In addition, the device may provide the user data to the business application and receive, from the business application, business application state data and user response data, the business application state data specifying a partially completed transaction associated with the product or service, and the user response data including information associated with the partially completed transaction. The device may store the business application state data and the user response data, and perform an action based on the business application state data.

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


System and method for diagnosing defects in random flow systems
Patent No. 10223786 

Inventor(s): David L. Meadows (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Sentinel Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. (Gainesville, FL), University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Gainesville, FL)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15302611 on 04/10/2015 (1425 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising imaging a network section through which flow occurs; where the flow is selected from a group consisting of fluid, electrons, protons, neutrons and holes; partitioning the image into sub-regions based on metabolic need and function; where each region comprises one or more sources and one or more sinks; where the flow emanates from the source and exits into the sinks; performing a Delaunay triangulation tessellation on one or more sub-regions by connecting one or more sources and one or more sinks; where the Delaunay triangulations maximize the minimum angle of all the angles of the triangles in the triangulation; generating a Voronoi diagram from the Delaunay triangulation by subdividing the sub-regions into Voronoi cells, where each Voronoi cell contains exactly one sink or one source; and where the intersections of Voronoi cells are Voronoi cell vertices; locating a sink endpoint centroid; connecting a source to a nearest Voronoi cell vertex; connecting at least one sink to at least one of the remaining Voronoi cell vortices to complete the network; and performing a smoothing function on the network to form a smoothed network.

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


System for diagnosing disease using spatial area normalization analysis
Patent No. 10223791 

Inventor(s): David L. Meadows (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Sentinel Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. (Gainesville, FL), University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Gainesville, FL)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15302598 on 04/10/2015 (1425 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising a method comprising imaging a network section through which flow occurs; where the flow is selected from a group consisting of fluid, electrons, protons, neutrons and holes; partitioning the image into sub-regions based on metabolic need and function; where each region comprises one or more sources and one or more sinks; where the flow emanates from the source and exits into the sinks; generating a Voronoi diagram from the Delaunay triangulation by subdividing the sub-regions into Voronoi cells, where each Voronoi cell contains exactly one sink or one source; and where the intersections of Voronoi cells are Voronoi cell vertices; calculating a flow rate in each Voronoi cell; and according a color to Voronoi cells based on their flow rates; where Voronoi cells having similar rates are accorded similar colors.

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


System and method for modeling a biopsy specimen
Patent No. 10223825 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey R. Embrey (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): E4 ENDEAVORS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15605722 on 05/25/2017 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides, in certain embodiments, a system and method for generating a 3D model of a biopsy specimen. The 3D model may greatly enhance the capability to identify insufficient margins surrounding neoplastic tissue obtained through an excisional biopsy, and improve communication from a pathologist back to a surgeon and/or patient. The model provides a 3D representation of the neoplastic tissue within the specimen, thereby allowing the surgeon (or other medical personnel) to rotate and orient the model at any desired angle to identify insufficient margins and relate the location of the insufficient margins to the removal site to more accurately identify the location at which additional tissue needs to be excised. By identifying the exact location at which additional tissue needs to be excised, the surgeon is able to minimize the amount of additional tissue removed from the patient in order to achieve sufficient margins.

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


Lighting device with transparent substrate, heat sink and LED array for uniform illumination regardless of number of functional LEDs
Patent No. 10223946 

Inventor(s): David Siucheong Auyeung (Carrollton, TX), Simon Magarill (Mountain View, CA), William Y Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Ultravision Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15969511 on 05/02/2018 (307 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting device includes a heat sink having fins on a first side and a mounting surface of a second side opposite the first side, a substrate attached to the mounting surface, a number of LEDs attached to the substrate, and a single transparent substrate with a number of optical elements, each optical element overlying an associated one of the LEDs. The device configured to direct light from the LEDs towards an area in a manner that does not create hot spots or result in dead spots on the area regardless of whether all of the LEDs of the plurality of LEDs or some of the LEDs of the plurality of LEDs are functional.

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


Method and system to play background music along with voice on a CDMA network
Patent No. 10224050 

Inventor(s): Mukund Kanyana Navada (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14795585 on 07/09/2015 (1335 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for compressing an audio signal. The method includes receiving a segment of an audio signal and selectively disabling noise suppression for the received segment. The segment is filtered in a noise-suppression module if noise suppression is not disabled. The method also includes calculating an autocorrelation coefficient and an LSP coefficient, predicting a short-term coefficient and long-term coefficients according to the LSP coefficient and calculating one or more bandwidth-expanded correlation coefficients. Further, the method includes determining the type of packet in which to encode the segment. An encoding rate is selected from among a full rate encode, a half-rate encode, and an eight-rate encode if noise suppression is not disabled. An encoding rate is selected from among a full rate encode and a half-rate encode if noise suppression is disabled. Furthermore, the segment is formed into a packet of the determined type and selected rate.

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


Systems and methods for refreshing a memory bank while accessing another memory bank using a shared address path
Patent No. 10224091 

Inventor(s): Joosang Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100443 on 08/10/2018 (207 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes multiple memory banks that store data. The system also includes an address path coupled to the memory banks that provides a row address to the memory banks. The system further includes a command address input circuit coupled to the address path that refreshes a first set of memory banks via the address path and, when the command address input circuit refreshes the first set of memory banks, activates a row of a second set of memory banks to store the data or read the data from the row of the second set of memory banks via the address path.

[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)


Three dimensional NAND memory device with common bit line for multiple NAND strings in each memory block
Patent No. 10224104 

Inventor(s): Andrew Lin (San Jose, CA), Jin Liu (Milpitas, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15078555 on 03/23/2016 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: Two vertical NAND strings can share a common bit line by providing two pairs of drain select transistors. Channels of each vertical NAND string containing an adjoining pair of drain select transistors are incorporated into a respective vertical semiconductor channel, which is adjoined to a respective drain region which is connected to the common bit line. The drain select transistors have mismatched threshold voltages at each level such that each vertical NAND string includes a level at which a respective drain select transistor has a higher threshold voltage than a counterpart drain select transistor for the other vertical NAND string at the same level. By turning on three drain select transistors out of four, only one vertical NAND string can be activated while the common bit line is biased at a suitable bias voltage. A programming operation or a read operation can be performed only on the activated NAND string.

[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)


Home therapy machine allowing patient device program selection
Patent No. 10224117 

Inventor(s): Duston Mounts (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA (Glattpark (Opfikon), , CH), BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (Deerfield, IL)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15135837 on 04/22/2016 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer readable medium stores instructions configured to cause a home therapy machine to allow an at home patient selection of a device program from a plurality of device programs stored on the home therapy machine and perform an at home treatment using fluid flow equipment provided by the home therapy machine according to the selected device program. The instructions are further configured to receive data generated during the at home treatment and generate at least one log file based upon the received data. NULL


Cloud-based dynamic IOT resource allocation in response to a changing sensor status
Patent No. 10225206 

Inventor(s): Venkata S. Amulothu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Shmeiser, Olsen Watts, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16001050 on 06/06/2018 (272 days app to issue)

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

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


System and method for generating converged views of a virtual computing environment
Patent No. 10225342 

Inventor(s): Changbin Gong (Sherborn, MA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14175445 on 02/07/2014 (1852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converged infrastructure management system includes a processing system and a memory for storing an operations management application, which is executed by the processing system to obtain physical configuration information associated with one or more physical hosts of a virtual computing environment, and virtual object information associated with a plurality of virtual objects executed on the hosts. Using this information, the application generates an association for each virtual object, the association associating the virtual object with the host that executes the virtual object, and displays a virtual object representation of at least one of the virtual objects, a host representation of its respective host, and an indicator representing the association between the virtual object and its respective host on a display.

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


Video coding with large macroblocks
Patent No. 10225581 

Inventor(s): Marta Karczewicz (San Diego, CA), Peisong Chen (San Diego, CA), Yan Ye (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15899792 on 02/20/2018 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for encoding and decoding digital video data using macroblocks that are larger than the macroblocks prescribed by conventional video encoding and decoding standards. For example, the techniques include encoding and decoding a video stream using macroblocks comprising greater than 1616 pixels. In one example, an apparatus includes a video encoder configured to encode a coded unit comprising a plurality of video blocks, wherein at least one of the plurality of video blocks comprises a size of more than 1616 pixels and to generate syntax information for the coded unit that includes a maximum size value, wherein the maximum size value indicates a size of a largest one of the plurality of video blocks in the coded unit. The syntax information may also include a minimum size value. In this manner, the encoder may indicate to a decoder the proper syntax decoder to apply to the coded unit.

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


 

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Devices, systems, and methods for navigation and usage guidance in a navigable space using wireless communication
Patent No. 10222216 

Inventor(s): April Ryan Hilton (Carrollton, TX), Armand Edwin Fisher (Euless, TX), Darwin Wayne Belt (Plano, TX), Jeffrey D. Hilton (Carrollton, TX), Stephanie Lynge (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Caldwell Intellectual Property Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16123580 on 09/06/2018 (180 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for usage guidance using wireless communication includes a receiver configured to wirelessly receive a first signal from a transmitter, and a portable computing device coupled to the receiver and designed and configured to parse the first signal for at least a textual element, extract, from the at least a textual element, a unique transmitter identifier, provide a user identifier, receive a first data record including a first user-specific datum from a first database as a function of the user identifier, receive a second data record including a first item-specific datum from a second database as a function of the unique identifier, and generate a user-specific usage sequence as a function of the first user-specific datum and the first item specific datum. The system includes a user output component coupled to the portable computing device and configured to provide the user-specific usage sequence to the user.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cross correlation interference estimation circuit issuing two different PN codes
Patent No. 10222478 

Inventor(s): Arun Raghupathy (Karnataka, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15193895 on 06/27/2016 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: A receiver ([b]100[/b]) is provided for signals of different signal strengths and modulated with respective pseudorandom noise (PN) codes. The receiver ([b]100[/b]) includes a correlator circuit ([b]120[/b]) operable to correlate the signals with a selectable locally-issued PN code having a Doppler and a code lag to produce a peak, the correlator circuit ([b]120[/b]) being subject to cross correlation with a distinct PN code carried by least one of the signals that can produce cross correlation; and a cross correlation circuit ([b]370, 400[/b]) operable to generate a variable comparison value related to the cross correlation as a function of values representing a Doppler difference and a code lag difference between the locally-issued PN code and the distinct PN code, and to use the variable comparison value to reject the peak as invalid from cross correlation or to pass the peak as a valid received peak.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Polarization insensitive integrated optical modulator
Patent No. 10222676 

Inventor(s): Yangjing Wen (Cupertino, CA), Yu Sheng Bai (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15417569 on 01/27/2017 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of modulation implemented by a polarization insensitive integrated optical modulator (PIIOM). The method includes receiving, at an input, a continuous wave (CW) light, splitting, by a first polarization splitter-rotator (PSR), the CW light into a first light beam having a transverse electric (TE) polarization and a second light beam having a transverse magnetic (TM) polarization, rotating, by the first PSR, the second light beam having the TM polarization to generate a third light beam having the TE polarization, modulating, with a multiport modulator, the first light beam with data to generate a first output signal and the third light beam with data to generate a second output signal, combining, by a second PSR, the first output signal and the second output signal to form a modulated output CW light, and transmitting, at an output separate from the input, the modulated output CW light to an optical receiving device.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for pervasive software platform-based model driven architecture transaction aware application generator
Patent No. 10223083 

Inventor(s): Qin Ye (Plano, TX), Robert DeAnna (Frisco, TX), Robert W. Peterson (Plano, TX), Thomas T. Wheeler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15244781 on 08/23/2016 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: In developing applications for a plurality of node types, a meta-data definition of the application can be captured into an application definition module. The meta-data definition can describe the application for the plurality of node types. A code generation module can then automatically generate the application code for the plurality of node types, including transaction aware code. The code can be compiled per node type and the packaging necessary to deploy the application to the plurality of node types can also be automatically generated.

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


Merged legs and semi-flexible anchoring having cantilevers for MEMS device
Patent No. 10224164 

Inventor(s): Richard L. Knipe (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAVENDISH KINETICS, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14240670 on 09/04/2012 (2373 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a MEMS device having a plurality of cantilevers that are coupled together in an anchor region and/or by legs that are coupled in a center area of the cantilever. The legs ensure that each cantilever can move/release from above the RF electrode at the same voltage. The anchor region coupling matches the mechanical stiffness in all sections of the cantilever so that all of the cantilevers move together.

[H01H] ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES (contact cables H01B 7/10; electrolytic self-interrupters H01G 9/18; emergency protective circuit arrangements H02H; switching by electronic means without contact-making H03K 17/00)


Distortion reduction of memory openings in a multi-tier memory device through thermal cycle control
Patent No. 10224240 

Inventor(s): Akira Matsumura (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kota Funayama (Yokkaichi, , JP), Masaki Tsuji (Yokkaichi, , JP), Masayuki Fukai (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takaya Yamanaka (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15635023 on 06/27/2017 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first tier structure is provided by forming first memory openings through a first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first spacer layers, and by forming sacrificial memory opening fill structures in the first memory openings. A second tier structure is formed over the first tier structure by forming a second alternating stack of second insulating layers and second spacer layers. Second memory openings are formed through the second tier structure in areas of the sacrificial memory opening fill structures. Distortion of the first tier structure and misalignment between the first and second memory openings is reduced or prevented by conducting thermal cycles at a lower temperature for the second tier structure than for the first tier structure.

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


Power electronics assemblies having a semiconductor cooling chip and an integrated fluid channel system
Patent No. 10224265 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Yuji Fukuoka (Northville, MI)
Assignee(s): North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16022066 on 06/28/2018 (250 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power electronics assembly includes a semiconductor device stack having a wide bandgap semiconductor device, a semiconductor cooling chip thermally coupled to the wide bandgap semiconductor device, and a first electrode electrically coupled to the wide bandgap semiconductor device and positioned between the wide bandgap semiconductor device and the semiconductor cooling chip. The semiconductor cooling chip is positioned between a substrate layer and the wide bandgap semiconductor device. The substrate layer includes a substrate inlet port and a substrate outlet port. An integrated fluid channel system extends between the substrate inlet port and the substrate outlet port and includes a substrate fluid inlet channel extending from the substrate inlet port into the substrate layer, a substrate fluid outlet channel extending from the substrate outlet port into the substrate layer, and one or more cooling chip fluid channels extending into the semiconductor cooling chip.

[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]


Sintered solder for fine pitch first-level interconnect (FLI) applications
Patent No. 10224299 

Inventor(s): Ken P. Hackenberg (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwabe, Williamson Wyatt, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15394460 on 12/29/2016 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Foundation layers and methods of forming a foundation layer are described. Die pads are formed over a die. A dielectric layer is formed over die pads and the die. The dielectric layer is then recessed to expose top portions of the die pads. A first plurality of sintered conductive vias are formed over the die pads. The first sintered conductive vias are coupled to at least one of the die pads. In addition, a photoresist layer may be formed over the dielectric layer and the top portions of the die pads. Via openings are formed in the photoresist layer. A second plurality of sintered conductive vias may then be formed over the first sintered conductive vias to form a plurality of sintered conductive lines. Each of the first and second sintered conductive vias are formed with a liquid phase sintering (LPS) solder paste.

[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 having discrete direct source strap contacts and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10224340 

Inventor(s): Kazuyo Matsumoto (Yokkaichi, , JP), Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tsuyoshi Hada (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15626444 on 06/19/2017 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A planar material layer stack including a lower etch stop dielectric layer, a sacrificial semiconductor layer, and an upper etch stop dielectric layer is formed over a source semiconductor layer on a substrate. An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed. The spacer material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, electrically conductive layers. An array of memory stack structures is formed. A source cavity is formed by removing the sacrificial semiconductor layer and portions of the memory films. Source strap structures are formed by a selective semiconductor deposition process on the vertical semiconductor channels and the source semiconductor layer. A dielectric fill material layer fills a remaining volume of the source cavity.

[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 vertical bit lines and replacement word lines and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10224372 

Inventor(s): Yoshio Mori (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15603989 on 05/24/2017 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a device includes forming an in-process alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers over a substrate, forming sacrificial pillar structures through the in-process alternating stack, where the sacrificial pillar structures are arranged in rows, forming inter-pillar cavities between each neighboring pair of sacrificial pillar structures, forming dielectric bridge structures by depositing a dielectric fill material in the inter-pillar cavities, selectively removing the sacrificial pillar structures to form pillar cavities, replacing remaining portions of the sacrificial material layers with electrically conductive layers through the pillar cavities, and forming pillar structures in the pillar cavities, where each of the pillar structures includes a respective vertical electrode.

[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 ReRAM memory device employing replacement word lines and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10224373 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP), Jongsun Sel (Los Gatos, CA), Mitsuteru Mushiga (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tuan Pham (San Jose, CA), Vincent Shih (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15635321 on 06/28/2017 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, resistive memory elements located in the alternating stack in first and second array regions and contact via structures located in a contact region between the first and the second array regions. The contact via structures have different depths and contact different electrically conductive layers. Support pillars are located in the contact region and extending through the alternating stack. At least one conduction channel area is located between the contact via structures in the contact region. The conduction channel area contains no support pillars, and all electrically conductive layers in the conduction channel area are continuous from the first array region to the second array 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]


Method of improving lateral BJT characteristics in BCD technology
Patent No. 10224402 

Inventor(s): Alexei Sadovnikov (Sunnyvale, CA), Natalia Lavrovskaya (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14540105 on 11/13/2014 (1573 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a lateral BJT formed using a BiCMOS process, the collector-to-emitter breakdown voltage (BV[subscript]CEO[/subscript]) and BJT”s gain, are improved by forming a graded collector contact region with lower doping levels toward the base contact.

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


High voltage field effect transistor with laterally extended gate dielectric and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10224407 

Inventor(s): Andrew Lin (San Jose, CA), James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15444725 on 02/28/2017 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trench having a uniform depth is provided in an upper portion of a semiconductor substrate. A continuous dielectric material layer is formed, which includes a gate dielectric that fills an entire volume of the trench. A gate electrode is formed over the gate dielectric such that the gate electrode overlies a center portion of the gate dielectric and does not overlie a first peripheral portion and a second peripheral portion of the gate dielectric that are located on opposing sides of the center portion of the gate dielectric. After formation of a dielectric gate spacer, a source extension region and a drain extension region are formed within the semiconductor substrate by doping respective portions of the semiconductor substrate.

[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 for synthesis of boron cluster based electrolytes for rechargeable magnesium battery
Patent No. 10224569 

Inventor(s): Oscar Tutusaus (Ann Arbor, MI), Rana Mohtadi (Northville, 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: 14919784 on 10/22/2015 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for forming magnesium batteries include improved processes for synthesizing magnesium electrolytes. The magnesium electrolytes include boron cluster anions, and the improved methods are solid phase or solution phase reactions that yield the desired magnesium boron cluster electrolytes from inexpensive, commercially available starting materials in a single step with relatively high purity.

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


Excitation and use of guided surface wave modes on lossy media
Patent No. 10224589 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915507 on 03/08/2018 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along the surface of a lossy medium such as, e.g., a terrestrial medium by exciting a guided surface waveguide probe.

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


Radio and power pole
Patent No. 10224594 

Inventor(s): Lance Norrell (Venus, TX)
Assignee(s): Sabre Industries Inc. (Alvarado, TX)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15418576 on 01/27/2017 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio and power pole that includes a pipe defining a longitudinal interior cavity for storing modular electronic equipment (e.g., radios) is described. The radio and power pole can also include mounting channels extending longitudinally proximate to an interior surface of the interior cavity of the pipe, a structural spine extending longitudinally through the interior cavity of the pipe, ribs spaced apart from one another proximate to the interior surface throughout the interior cavity of the pipe, doors for accessing the interior cavity of the pipe, and a vent trap. The radio and power pole can be configured as a direct bury radio and power pole (possibly including one or more vaults). A radio and power pole can include a precast pier connected to the pipe and configured to support the pipe when the pier is inserted into the ground. A radio and power pole can include a bench disposed about the pipe.

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


Fuse box for mitigating arc faults and current surges
Patent No. 10224706 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Kreekon (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15154781 on 05/13/2016 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fuse box that is designed to prevent damage caused by arc faults and electrical overcurrent. The apparatus is configured to function as a circuit breaker. The apparatus includes a housing, a circuit breaker, an optical sensor, and an electronic controller. The housing is an enclosure that isolates the circuit breaker from light and protects the components from physical damage. The circuit breaker opens the circuit between connected electrical systems when arc fault or an electrical overcurrent is detected. The optical sensor detects arc faults and relays notifications to the electronic controller. The electronic controller enables a user to set the thresholds for arc faults, currents, and voltages that cause the circuit breaker to open.

[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)


High efficiency uninterruptible power supply with near loss-less ultrafast electromechanical switching
Patent No. 10224742 

Inventor(s): Elliot N Brooks (Foothill Ranch, CA)
Assignee(s): Powerpath Technologies Incorporated (Prosper, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15075091 on 03/18/2016 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UPS system and mechanical switching arrangement therefor that is driven by an electromechanical actuator when a fault condition is detected thereby opening or closing a switch of the switching arrangement in response thereto within 8 milliseconds, preferably within 4 milliseconds, and more preferably within 2 milliseconds of a fault condition being detected. The UPS system has one switching arrangement for controlling current flow through a utility power path that is switched by an electromechanical actuator and another switching arrangement for controlling that is switched by an electromechanical actuator through an inverter power path that supplies an output-connected load with electrical power should a fault condition occur. The switching arrangements can be driven by a common electromechanical actuator or independent driven by separate electromechanical actuators enabling programmability of a plurality of different UPS system operating modes.

[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)


Inductively coupled charger
Patent No. 10224744 

Inventor(s): Paul Brohlin (Parker, TX), Stephen C. Terry (Knoxville, TN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15098069 on 04/13/2016 (1056 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a charge controller to regulate a battery output voltage based on an input voltage and an input current received from a charging circuit. A loop controller monitors the input voltage and the input current to generate a feedback signal to adjust the input voltage to the charge controller.

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


Methods and apparatus for antenna signal limiter for radio frequency identification transponder
Patent No. 10224757 

Inventor(s): Ernst Georg Muellner (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15392234 on 12/28/2016 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an apparatus includes: at least one resonant circuit for receiving a radio frequency signal; a rectifier coupled to the resonant circuit to output a first rectified signal with a constant level portion and a portion matching a first portion of the radio frequency signal, and to output a second rectified signal having a constant level portion and a portion that matches a second portion of the radio frequency signal; a first limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined maximum voltage level; a second limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined maximum voltage level; a third limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined minimum voltage level; and a fourth limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined minimum voltage level.

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


Methods and apparatus to reduce electromagnetic interference in a power converter using phase hopping in conjunction with pulse width modulation
Patent No. 10224811 

Inventor(s): Nikolaus Klemmer (Dallas, TX), Rahmi Hezar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15422183 on 02/01/2017 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing electromagnetic interference in a power converter using phase hopping in conjunction with pulse width modulation are disclosed. An example power converter includes an input voltage to, when a control switching device receives a first voltage, increase an output voltage; and when the control switching device receives a second voltage, decrease the output voltage. The example power converter further includes a phase hopping generator to generate a phase varying signal corresponding to two or more phases, the phase varying signal corresponding to a reference voltage; and output the phase varying signal to control the control switching device.

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


Power converter with wide DC voltage range
Patent No. 10224827 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Huibin Zhu (Plano, TX), Xiaolin Mao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16007750 on 06/13/2018 (265 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided an apparatus that includes a first power converter stage connected to a first side of a first transformer, and a second power converter stage connected to a first side of a second transformer. The apparatus further includes an interleaved multi-bridge circuit connected to the second side of the first transformer and to the second side of the second transformer. The apparatus further includes a controller that is configured to operate the interleaved multi-bridge circuit in a parallel mode in which the second sides of the first and second transformers are in parallel at a DC terminal of the interleaved multi-bridge circuit and in a series mode in which the second sides of the first and second transformers are in series at the DC terminal.

[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]


Flyback converter with wake-up circuitry
Patent No. 10224926 

Inventor(s): Antony E. Brinlee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15918234 on 03/12/2018 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify a current in a current sense device to generate an amplified current, wherein the current in the current sense device indicates a current through the FET. A comparator may be coupled to the current sense amplifier to compare a voltage corresponding to the amplified current with a voltage reference and to generate a comparator output based on the comparison, wherein the comparator output controls whether the FET is on or off.

[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]


Systems and methods for reconfiguring an adaptive optical network when adding an optical path
Patent No. 10225008 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Olga I. Vassilieva (Plano, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15964212 on 04/27/2018 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disclosed method for configuring an optical network includes determining that a measure of performance for a first optical path is approaching a safe threshold and designating the first optical path as at risk for performance degradation due to additional traffic. The method also includes, in response to adding a new optical path, calculating a system margin for the first optical path representing a difference between an OSNR delivered on the first optical path and a required OSNR for error-free operation on the first optical path, determining that the system margin is insufficient to meet an applicable performance level, modifying an operating parameter of a transmitter or receiver of the first optical path and refraining from calculating a system margin for a second optical path that is not designated as at risk for performance degradation. The method may be implemented by a network management system of the optical network.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Apparatus and method for allocating code resources to uplink ACK/NACK channels in a cellular wireless communication system
Patent No. 10225060 

Inventor(s): Zhouyue Pi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, , KR)
Law Firm: Cha Reiter, LLC. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195172 on 06/28/2016 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for allocating code resources to ACK/NACK channel indexes, when UEs need ACK/NACK transmission in a wireless communication system in which a predetermined number of orthogonal cover Walsh codes is selected from among available orthogonal cover Walsh codes, at least one subset is formed, having the selected orthogonal cover Walsh codes arranged in an ascending order of cross interference, subsets are selected for use in first and second slots of a subframe, and the orthogonal cover Walsh codes of the subset selected for each slot and ZC sequence cyclic shift values are allocated to the ACK/NACK channel indexes.

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


SDN facilitated multicast in data center
Patent No. 10225094 

Inventor(s): Linda Dunbar (Plano, TX), Michael McBride (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13904230 on 05/29/2013 (2106 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a controller in a software defined network (SDN), the method comprising sending, to an overlay edge node, a query message comprising a client specific multicast address, receiving, from the overlay edge node, one or more report messages corresponding to the query message, wherein each of the one or more report messages comprises an address of each of one or more virtual machines (VMs) coupled to the overlay edge node, and updating membership of a multicast group, which is identified by the client specific multicast address, such that the one or more VMs are members in the updated membership of the multicast group.

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


System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 10225096 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD PI LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15357959 on 11/21/2016 (834 days app to issue)

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

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


Application hierarchy specification with real-time functional selection
Patent No. 10225141 

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: 15818109 on 11/20/2017 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: A preferred communication application hierarchy that specifies user priorities for application selection for communication sessions and functional communication capabilities of each prioritized application is configured for at least one user of a group of users. A real-time communication request, initiated by a user with a configured preferred communication application hierarchy, is detected that specifies a particular type of communication functionality and that includes an indication of another one of the group of users as a requested communication recipient. Responsive to detecting the real-time communication request that specifies the particular type of communication functionality, a highest-priority application usable to perform the specified particular type of communication functionality with a communication device of the requested communication recipient is selected from the configured preferred communication application hierarchy of the requesting user.

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


Methods and apparatus for array agnostic automated storage tiering
Patent No. 10225162 

Inventor(s): Seema Tahaliyani (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14037480 on 09/26/2013 (1986 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provide, in a cloud infrastructure environment, an array agnostic automated storage tiering mechanism, wherein storage array types may be different. A user can select storage with an automated storage tiering policy while details of the storage are abstracted for the user. In embodiments, tiering policies determine a location for data based upon activity associated with the data.

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


Methods and apparatus for relocating and restoring connections through a failed serving gateway and traffic offloading
Patent No. 10225178 

Inventor(s): Loudon Lee Campbell (Plano, TX), Yildirim Sahin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14500672 on 09/29/2014 (1618 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a radio telecommunications network, a serving gateway support node controls connections between user equipment nodes and a packet-based network that pass through at least one serving gateway and at least one packet gateway. The serving gateway support node detects failure of communications to a first serving gateway. The serving gateway support node responds to the detected failure by initiating relocation of existing connections through the first serving gateway to instead pass through a second serving gateway. The serving gateway support node detects recovery of communications to the first serving gateway, and responds by ceasing relocation of at least some of the existing connections that have not yet been relocated to the second serving gateway. Related methods, serving gateways, and packet gateways are also disclosed.

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


Wireless mesh network including resilient backhaul links and WLAN traffic local switching
Patent No. 10225180 

Inventor(s): Yanxin Na (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15675846 on 08/14/2017 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is performed at a mesh access point (MAP) in a wireless mesh network including access points (APs) of a spanning tree being divided among multiple Internet Protocol (IP) subnets. The method includes receiving from a first parent AP to which the MAP is a child a first IP subnet identifier indicating the first IP subnet to which the first parent AP belongs. The method also includes obtaining a first IP address associated with the first IP subnet, roaming from the first to a second parent AP, receiving from the second parent AP a second IP subnet identifier indicating a second IP subnet to which the second parent AP belongs, determining if the first and second parent APs are both part of the same IP subnet, and determining whether to maintain connectivity with a current controller or establish connectivity to a new controller based on results of the determining.

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


Scalable multicast for notification-driven content delivery in information centric networks
Patent No. 10225201 

Inventor(s): Aytac Azgin (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15417682 on 01/27/2017 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for forwarding packets in an information centric network (ICN) A first request message, including a first packet filter and a first hop count field that indicates a number of hops the request message has traveled from a requesting node, is received at a node. The first hop count field is incremented at the node traversed by the request message, and the first request message is updated at the node by combining the first packet filter with a local filter, where the combined filter has a length matching a combination of the first hop count field and a length of the first packet filter. The first request message is then forwarded with the combined filter to the next hop node of the nodal path until reaching a destination node with a namespace.

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


System and method for address-mapped control of field programmable gate array (FPGA) via ethernet
Patent No. 10225230 

Inventor(s): Bradley D. Staal (Allen, TX), Brandon H. Daugherty (Melissa, TX), Jason B. Emery (Dallas, TX), Paul J. Lewis (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15379065 on 12/14/2016 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a field programmable gate array (FPGA), one or more Ethernet packets of a message including control or status information associated with the FPGA. The method also includes determining, by the FPGA, a payload of each packet by removing at least one Ethernet header from the packet. The method further includes removing, by the FPGA, a User Datagram Protocol (UDP) header from each packet and determining UDP header metadata. The method also includes converting, by the FPGA based on the UDP header metadata, the packets to a read or write message associated with one or more registers of the FPGA. In addition, the method includes performing, by the FPGA, a read or write of the one or more registers of the FPGA according to the read or write message.

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


Method and system for idle mode transfer for load balancing across distributed data plane processing entities for mobile core network
Patent No. 10225232 

Inventor(s): Nishi Kant (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628516 on 06/20/2017 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and an algorithm in a mobile core network to distribute the data load across multiple data processing entities. The system is seen as having one data plane entity to the external entities like routers; hence the system can scale without needing to update the external nodes. In general when a data plane processing entity is added or removed, a new distribution rule is provided to the remaining data plane processing entities. Only after some number of sessions have been migrated does the new distribution get provided to the data distribution entities. This delay allows sufficient sessions to be migrated to minimize the overall number of packets that have to be forwarded for processing. This benefit can be maximized by taking advantage of cellular network”s idle mode behavior and by migrating the sessions while they are in idle mode.

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


Systems and methods for automated retrieval, processing, and distribution of cyber-threat information
Patent No. 10225268 

Inventor(s): Nathan Weilbacher (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15133132 on 04/19/2016 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automated retrieval, processing, and/or distribution of cyber-threat information using a cyber-threat device. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, the cyber-threat device may receive cyber-threat information in first formats from internal sources of cyber-threat information using an accessing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may receive cyber-threat information second formats from external sources of cyber-threat information using an accessing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may process the received cyber-threat information in the first formats and the second formats into a standard format using a processing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may provide the processed items of cyber-threat information to a distributor using a distributing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may automatically report information concerning the processed items of cyber-threat information to a device of a user with a reporting component of the cyber-threat device.

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


Method of assessing real-time security of sequenced packet exchange (SPX) network connection
Patent No. 10225278 

Inventor(s): Kathiravan Kandasamy (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Syniverse Technologies, LLC (Tampa, FL)
Law Firm: Smith Hopen, P. A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134045 on 09/18/2018 (168 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of assessing the security of a user”s connection to a Sequenced Packet Exchange (SPX) network and the user”s consumption of services via the SPX network. The invention includes digitally accessing a plurality of network nodes and obtaining data transmissions through said plurality of network nodes. Each transmission corresponds to a security implementation of a current state of the user”s connection or consumption of SPX services. A coefficient is determined for each security implementation, wherein the coefficient corresponds to a weight given to each security implementation in determining a level of security of the user”s connection or consumption. A security score representative of the level of security of the user”s connection is calculated as a function of the security implementation and their corresponding coefficients. The security score is output to the user.

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


Systems and methods for extending DSP capability of existing computing devices
Patent No. 10225290 

Inventor(s): David Z. Lu (Plano, TX), Hao Hou (McKinney, TX), Weisheng Chen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15211946 on 07/15/2016 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for extending digital signal processor (DSP) capability of existing media gateway devices. A system includes a media gateway device, which has a first plurality of voice server cards. Each voice server card comprises a first controller, a first communications interface, and at least one first DSP configured to implement at least one first coder/decoder (codec). The system further includes a communications switch and at least one external DSP server. The external DSP server comprises a second plurality of voice server cards, which each comprise a second controller, a second communications interface, and at least one second DSP configured to implement at least one second codec. The at least one external DSP server is in communication with the media gateway device via the communications switch.

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


Shared bearer node resources for control nodes for distributed telecommunication systems
Patent No. 10225353 

Inventor(s): Paul Miller (Derry, NH)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15294418 on 10/14/2016 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first control node, the first control node configured to establish communication sessions between endpoints. The system further includes a second control node, the second control node configured to establish communication sessions between endpoints. The system further includes a first bearer node comprising a first media gateway having a first virtual media gateway and a second virtual media gateway, the first virtual media gateway configured to provide access to media resources of the first bearer node to the first control node and the second virtual media gateway configured to provide access to media resources of the first bearer node to the second control node.

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


Systems and methods for a subframe structure for wideband LTE
Patent No. 10225380 

Inventor(s): Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15162293 on 05/23/2016 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for a subframe structure for wideband LTE. In an embodiment, a method in a communications controller for transmitting a packet to a wireless device includes signaling a UL/DL configuration to the wireless device, wherein the UL/DL configuration indicates a quantity of uplink microframes in a group of microframes, wherein each subframe includes a plurality of microframes, and wherein the group of microframes includes a consecutive sequence downlink microframes and a consecutive sequence of uplink microframes. The packet is transmitted to the wireless device in one downlink microframe. The method further includes receiving an acknowledgement of the packet in an uplink microframe, wherein the uplink microframe is determined in accordance with the one downlink microframe and the uplink-downlink configuration, and wherein the acknowledgement is received in a same subframe as a subframe utilized for transmitting the packet to the wireless device.

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


Configuring a switch for extracting packet header fields
Patent No. 10225381 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Adeli LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729593 on 10/10/2017 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating configuration data for configuring a hardware switch is described. The method receives a description of functionality for the hardware switch. Based on the description, the method generates sets of match and action entries to configure the hardware switch to process packets. The method then determines, for each packet header field in a parse graph that specifies instructions for a parser of the switch to extract packet header fields from packets, whether the packet header field is used or modified by at least one match or action entry. The method generates for the parser of the hardware switch configuration data that instructs the parser to extract (i) packet header fields used or modified by at least one match or action entry to a first set of registers and (ii) packet header fields not used by any match or action entries to a second set of registers.

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


Third party monitoring of a activity within a monitoring platform
Patent No. 10225396 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15611598 on 06/01/2017 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes a monitoring environment that monitors an activity for activity that may be indicative of being prohibited by the local, the state, and/or the national governing authorities, namely suspicious activity, or activity that is prohibited by the local, the state, and/or the national governing authorities, namely prohibited activity. The monitoring environment verifies the activity is actually being monitored within the monitoring environment. The verification can require one or more monitoring persons monitoring the activity to perform one or more tasks to verify their attentiveness in monitoring the activity. The one or more tasks can be as simple as activating a checkbox or providing a code or an electronic signature to provide some examples, although more complicated tasks, such as a biometric verification such as a retinal, a facial, and/or a voice verification to provide some examples, are possible as will be recognized by those skilled in the relevant art(s) without departing from the spirit and scope of the present disclosure.

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


Caller relationship and risk assessment
Patent No. 10225397 

Inventor(s): Naghmana Majed (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15598657 on 05/18/2017 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: The method includes identifying, by one or more computer processors, incoming data related to a source. The method further includes identifying, by one or more computer processors, data related to a recipient of incoming data from the source. The method further includes determining, by one or more computer processes, a relationship between the source and the recipient of the incoming data from the source. The method further includes calculating, by one or more computer processors, a risk indicator associated with the incoming data from the source based upon the identified data related to the source, the identified data related to the recipient and the determined relationship between the source and the recipient. The method further includes sending, by one or more computer processors, a notification to the recipient, wherein the notification includes at least the calculated risk indicator.

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


Secure nonscheduled video visitation system
Patent No. 10225518 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713181 on 09/22/2017 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are methods and systems in which the censorship and supervision tasks normally performed by secured facility personnel are augmented or automated entirely by a Secure Nonscheduled Video Visitation System. In embodiments, the Secure Nonscheduled Video Visitation System performs voice biometrics, speech recognition, non-verbal audio classification, fingerprint and other biometric authentication, image object classification, facial recognition, body joint location determination analysis, and/or optical character recognition on the video visitation data. The Secure Nonscheduled Video Visitation utilizes these various analysis techniques in concert to determine if all rules and regulations enforced by the jurisdiction operation the secured facility are being followed by the parties to the video visitation session.

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


Chroma quantization parameter extension
Patent No. 10225552 

Inventor(s): Ehsan Maani (San Jose, CA), Jun Xu (Sunnyvale, CA), Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15253035 on 08/31/2016 (916 days app to issue)

Abstract: The quantization parameters (QP) for Chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as Luma QP (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of Chroma QP only extended up to 39. Techniques are provided for determining extended Chroma QP values (e.g., for Cr and Cb) based on the Luma QP and picture level chroma offsets. In one preferred embodiment, slice level offsets are added making the method particularly well-suited for slice level parallel processing. The extension of Chroma QP enhances functionality, flexibility and friendliness of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard for various applications.

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


Image processing device and image processing method
Patent No. 10225554 

Inventor(s): Junichi Tanaka (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15955091 on 04/17/2018 (322 days app to issue)

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

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


Coding method for coding moving image
Patent No. 10225560 

Inventor(s): Hisao Sasai (Osaka, , JP), Satoshi Yoshikawa (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15088275 on 04/01/2016 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a coding method, a background image is extracted from a target frame included in a moving image. A plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata, indicating a feature of at least one object included in the target frame, are extracted from the target frame. The plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata are hierarchically disposed in each kind, and coded information is generated. The coded information includes background image information, specifying the background image, and meta-information, indicating a part of or all the pieces of metadata corresponding to a hierarchy selected from the plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata.

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


Method and system for generation and playback of supplemented videos
Patent No. 10225614 

Inventor(s): James K. Andrews, II (Newport Beach, CA), Timothy M. Monaghan (Laguna Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): Cinsay, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14800581 on 07/15/2015 (1329 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for generation and playback of supplemented videos which include interactive features. The supplemented video includes hotspots that allow a video viewer to interact with the video when the video viewer sees an object. The hotspots can be manually defined. Information regarding the object and the hotspot can be stored in a separate XML file. Furthermore, the present invention can be a marketplace where a desired object can be found by searching the XML file. The search results can list the supplemented videos which contain hotspots corresponding to the object and also the time in the supplemented video in which the object is found. The present invention can also aggregate data about the objects based on the playback of the supplemented videos and the video viewer”s interaction with the supplemented videos.

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


Set-top box with enhanced controls
Patent No. 10225615 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824887 on 11/28/2017 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Content, such music, for example, may be imported from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device and provided to the television. While the music is playing, the set-top box may generate and provide to the television a control signal that includes instructions to adjust the brightness of the television by dimming the television.

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


Method and system for providing communication services
Patent No. 10225618 

Inventor(s): Steven M. Belz (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15922607 on 03/15/2018 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a device including a base station communicatively coupled to a communication system, and a communicative device communicatively coupled to the base station for providing voice communication services to a user, wherein the communicative device serves as a proxy to make telephone calls on behalf of a set-top box presenting media services to a presentation device. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Consumer-configurable alternative advertising reception with incentives
Patent No. 10225622 

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: 15674254 on 08/10/2017 (572 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]


Multicast expert system information dissemination system and method
Patent No. 10225701 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15885242 on 01/31/2018 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multicast expert system information dissemination systems and methods making use of artificial intelligence are provided. The systems and methods include a wireless device for receiving RF multicast information messages from a content provider wherein said information is descriptive of objects potentially of interest to users of the device. Received multicast messages may include information parameters about objects of potentially interest to the user. The wireless device also includes a knowledge base prestored in the wireless device descriptive of the user”s level of interest in various objects. Artificial intelligence expert system control is used to evaluate a combination of the user”s level of interest in the object information and distance from the user to the location where the object may be obtained. The artificial intelligence expert system derives a user advisory action index. In one embodiment the artificial intelligence may be implemented using fuzzy logic inference engine apparatus.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Generating and analyzing mobility vectors to determine subscriber behavior
Patent No. 10225726 

Inventor(s): Mehmet Ozkan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15493348 on 04/21/2017 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for generating and analyzing mobility vectors to determine subscriber behavior. A processor can execute an analysis engine. The analysis engine can obtain a log from a data collection device associated with a cellular network. The log can include subscriber data, cell identifier data, and time data. The analysis engine can identify a subscriber represented by the subscriber data and determine a vector associated with the subscriber. The vector can represent a movement of the subscriber within the cellular network. The analysis engine can store vector data that corresponds to the vector determined.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Security enabled predictive mobile data caching
Patent No. 10225741 

Inventor(s): Erik H. Katzen (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15375354 on 12/12/2016 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach to preemptive mobile data caching is provided, the approach involves retrieving user data associated with a user of a mobile computing device, retrieving external data associated with network service availability, predicting a location the user is travelling to based on the user data retrieved, determining a data security risk profile associated with the location predicted, based on the user data and the external data retrieved, determining data to be prefetched in advance of a user request for the data, wherein the data is determined based on an analysis of the user data retrieved, the location predicted and the data security risk profile and prefetching the data determined in advance of the user request for the data.

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


System and method for a hub device search
Patent No. 10225754 

Inventor(s): Da Wang (Beijing, , CN), Jian Wang (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14971797 on 12/16/2015 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining a quality of service (QoS) of a direct link between an edge device and a communications controller and determining a hub search parameter in accordance with the QoS of the direct link between the edge device and the communications controller. The method also includes searching for hub devices in accordance with the hub search parameter.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for alternate access paths in a push-to-talk (PTT) platform
Patent No. 10225787 

Inventor(s): Brahmananda R. Vempati (Dallas, TX), Krishnakant M. Patel (Richardson, TX), Ravi Ayyasamy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KODIAK NETWORKS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15717522 on 09/27/2017 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method includes defining, by a server of a services platform, an access technology selection profile for a client on a client device. The access technology selection profile defines a priority order for selecting, by the client, at least one of a plurality of access technologies to access one or more telecommunications services provided by the services platform. The method further includes transmitting, by the server, the access technology selection profile to the client and providing, by the server, a first telecommunications service of the one or more telecommunications services to the client using a first access technology of the plurality of access technologies. The first access technology is selected from the plurality of access technologies in accordance with the access technology selection profile.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Resource-sensitive token-based access point selection
Patent No. 10225795 

Inventor(s): Mark Easley (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14680992 on 04/07/2015 (1428 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for paging in a communications system
Patent No. 10225796 

Inventor(s): Guorong Li (Beijing, , CN), Guowei Ouyang (Beijing, , CN), Hui Jin (Shenzhen, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Xiaoyan Duan (Shenzhen, , CN), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15605360 on 05/25/2017 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for paging a user equipment (UE) includes receiving a generic page indication for the UE, the generic page indication including a list of radio access networks (RANs), selecting a subset of the list of RANs, sending a RAN-specific page indication for each RAN in the subset of the list of RANs, receiving a first RAN-specific page response associated with the UE, and sending a generic page response corresponding to the first RAN-specific page response.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Channelization for signal boosters
Patent No. 10225845 

Inventor(s): Glen Raggio (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15294534 on 10/14/2016 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technology is described for a channelization of a signal booster. A downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) signal can be channelized. A base station coupling loss (BSCL) can be estimated for selected channels in the channelized downlink signal. One or more channels in the UL and/or DL signal can be filtered to increase the BSCL, in order to increase one or more of an uplink signal gain and a noise power for the signal booster while maintaining network protections.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for peripheral initiated host arbitration
Patent No. 10225873 

Inventor(s): Arun C Menon (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Kamath (San Diego, CA), Sreeharsha Srinivas H Iyengar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15046504 on 02/18/2016 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for establishing authenticated Bluetooth Low Energy communication session between a slave device and a master device. The slave device lacks ability to control which mater device can connect to it; however, the after connection authentication process enables a slave device to terminate connection with unauthenticated master device.

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


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Glove palm
Patent No. D841934 

Inventor(s): Eric Matthew Jaeger (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Brighton-Best International, Inc. (Long Beach, CA), VIbram S.p.A. (Albizzate (Varese), , IT)
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29645574 on 04/27/2018 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tile spacing device
Patent No. D842077 

Inventor(s): Clinton D. Bunch (Keller, TX), Joshua A. Bunch (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29633607 on 01/15/2018 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Resealable diamond shaped package
Patent No. D842090 

Inventor(s): Johannes Bayer (Brooklyn, NY), Martin E. Broen (New York, NY), Todd Huthmaker (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29621732 on 10/11/2017 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bottle
Patent No. D842115 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco, TX), Tammy Schriewer (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29655903 on 07/09/2018 (239 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Hybrid pressure and flow gauge faceplate
Patent No. D842151 

Inventor(s): Robert Boyer (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): THE ESAB GROUP INC. (Florence, SC)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29615580 on 08/30/2017 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle radar reflector
Patent No. D842155 

Inventor(s): Alexis Stobbe (Oxford, MS), Chris Mogridge (Ogden, UT)
Assignee(s): iLUMAWARE, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29619305 on 09/28/2017 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D842324 

Inventor(s): Rahul Varshneya (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): OR Link, Inc. (Lexington, KY)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29626622 on 11/17/2017 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D842325 

Inventor(s): Rahul Varshneya (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): OR Link, Inc. (Lexington, KY)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29626626 on 11/17/2017 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body
Patent No. D842386 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613660 on 08/11/2017 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body
Patent No. D842387 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613673 on 08/11/2017 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Animal toy
Patent No. D842556 

Inventor(s): Santiago Gutierrez (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PulsePet, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29564654 on 05/13/2016 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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