Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of March 17

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation's automated facial biological recognition
Amazon Technologies' bulk data uploading
• Capital One Services' automated system for vehicle tracking
Shopify's network virtualization policy management system
Toyota's autonomous vehicle operation in view-obstructed environments
IBM's systems for multiple drone delivery system with in-flight handoff

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Aug. 29, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

149 patents granted    Ranked No. 13 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 28

Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 10

Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 6

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 4

Jason Hoover (Grapevine) 4

Micah Price (Plano) 4

Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 4

Avid Ghamsari (Frisco) 3

David Gerard Ledet (Allen) 2

David Patrick Magee (Allen) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

152 days
Bracket for supporting attachment of the end of a railing member to a vertical member
Patent No. 10590656-B2
Assignee: Fortress Iron, LP (Garland)
Inventors: John David Irick (Dallas), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas)

3,147 days
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for managing social interaction histories 
Patent No. 10592865-B2
Assignee: GENBAND US (Plano)
Inventor: Carroll Louise Gray-Preston (Morrisville, NC), James Angus McEachern (Stittsville, CA), Michael Leeder (Stittsville, , CA), Richard C. Taylor (Manotick, CA)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Electronically controlled slat bed and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 10588420 

Inventor(s): Matthew W. Krenik (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15615397 on 06/06/2017 (1015 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronically controlled slat bed includes a bed frame; slats together at least partially forming a base for a sleeping surface; struts coupled to the slats, and each strut coupled to said bed frame; jackscrews, each coupled to at least one strut to adjust the coupled strut; flexible apparatuses coupled to one of said jackscrews; a gantry coupled to said bed frame, the gantry having an electric motor; and a sensor; the motor is to engage and rotate the jackscrews; and said sensor is to provide a measurement of a deflection of the flexible apparatuses; and an electronic controller, having an input to receive signals from the sensor; and one or more outputs to control said electric motor; said electronic controller performs computations at least partially responsive to said measurement of the deflection of said flexible apparatuses and modifies the shape of said base for the sleeping surface by rotating one or more of the plurality of jackscrews; and the deflection of one of the flexible apparatuses is responsive to a weight load applied to one of the jackscrews coupled to one of the flexible apparatuses.

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


Method for generating a personalized classifier for human motion activities of a mobile or wearable device user with unsupervised learning
Patent No. 10588517 

Inventor(s): Arun Kumar (New Delhi, , IN), Ghanapriya Singh (New Delhi, , IN), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Rajendar Bahl (New Delhi, , IN)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15600057 on 05/19/2017 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a method of operating an electronic device that includes collecting initial motion activity data from at least one sensor of the electronic device, and generating a initial probabilistic context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings from the initial collected motion activity data using a motion activity classifier function. The collected motion activity data is stored in a training data set, and the motion activity classifier function is updated using the training data set. The method also includes collecting subsequent motion activity data from the at least one sensor of the electronic device, and generating a subsequent probabilistic context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings from the subsequently collected motion activity data using the updated motion activity classifier function.

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


Bone staple insertion tool and related method
Patent No. 10588628 

Inventor(s): Paul J. Vasta (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16429744 on 06/03/2019 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bone staple insertion tool for inserting a bone staple into a patient includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal surface and a fulcrum. The body defines a longitudinal axis and the fulcrum is positioned on the distal surface. The distal surface has a first end and a second end. A bone staple mount is fixed to the body and extends from the body proximate the first end. A force applicator is movably attached to the body. The force applicator has a gripping portion and a staple pin portion. The staple pin portion is positioned proximate the second end. The force applicator is configured to receive the bone staple. Upon actuation of the gripping portion, the staple pin portion bends the inter-axis of the bone staple across the fulcrum to an expanded state, wherein the first and second legs are positioned substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis.

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


Portable monitoring system transport case
Patent No. 10588709 

Inventor(s): Kenneth R. Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16355235 on 03/15/2019 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable transport system for containing and transporting monitoring system components comprises a case for enclosing the monitoring system components. A collapsible monitoring component assembly telescopes between a collapsed position wherein the collapsible monitoring component assembly is substantially contained within the case and an open position. The collapsible monitoring component assembly includes a component bracket mounting handle for interfacing the monitoring system components with the collapsible monitoring component assembly. The component bracket mounting handle moves the monitoring system components between a raised position and a lowered position. The collapsible monitoring component assembly is contained substantially within the case in the collapsed position.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Esophageal stent
Patent No. 10588762 

Inventor(s): Rich Snider (Dallas, TX), Zeke Eller (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (South Jordan, UT)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14202128 on 03/10/2014 (2199 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implantable device embodiments, such as stents, and particularly esophageal stents, formed of a scaffolding structure are disclosed. The scaffolding structure is formed of one or more strand elements arranged in a braided pattern. A covering may coat the scaffolding structure. A valve can be secured to the scaffolding structure and/or the covering. Anti-migration features may be formed by bends in the one or more strand elements. The bends forming the anti-migration features protrude outwardly away from an outer surface of the implantable device.

[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]


Intraocular lens injector
Patent No. 10588780 

Inventor(s): David Anthony Downer (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Brown (Fort Worth, TX), Stephen J. Van Noy (Southlake, TX), Yinghui Wu (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15049315 on 02/22/2016 (1485 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for implanting an intraocular lens into an eye are described. For example, an intraocular lens injector may include a plunger and an injector body that includes an insertion depth guard and a nozzle extending therefrom. The insertion depth guard is disposed at a distal end of the injector body to limit a distance that the nozzle penetrates the eye. The intraocular lens injector may also include a biasing element configured to generate a counterforce to distal movement of the plunger through the injector rod. An example intraocular lens injector may include a biasing element to produce a counterforce that opposes advancement of the plunger through the injector body. The counterforce provides for a more continuous advancement of the plunger while reducing or substantially eliminating abrupt changes in the rate at which the plunger is advanced through the injector body.

[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]


Copolymers for improving color intensity and washfastness of temporary hair dyes
Patent No. 10588846 

Inventor(s): David B. Wurm (Manvel, TX)
Assignee(s): Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Osha Liang LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15654269 on 07/19/2017 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for dyeing hair includes applying a polyvinyl amine copolymer solution to the hair; and applying a hair dye composition to the hair. A hair dye composition includes an aqueous base fluid; a polyvinyl amine copolymer; and an anionic or cationic hair dye. A method of making a hair dye composition includes mixing a polyvinyl amine copolymer and an anionic or cationic hair dye into an aqueous base fluid.

[A61Q] SPECIFIC USE OF COSMETICS OR SIMILAR TOILET PREPARATIONS [2006.01]


Cosmetic formulation
Patent No. 10588851 

Inventor(s): Barbara Durkee (Carrolton, TX), David Gan (Southlake, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15002192 on 01/20/2016 (1518 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a topical skin composition and methods for its use. The composition can include [i]Silybum marianum [/i]fruit extract, [i]Momordica grosvenorii [/i]fruit extract, and a cosmetic vehicle comprising water, a moisturizing agent, and a preservative.

[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)


Topical formulations having enhanced bioavailability
Patent No. 10588859 

Inventor(s): John Patrick McCook (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Berg LLC (Framingham, MA)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13751769 on 01/28/2013 (2605 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions suitable for delivering lipophilic bioactive agents. The compositions may be utilized to treat numerous diseases and conditions that would benefit from the application of a lipophilic bioactive agent.

[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)


Aerosol device
Patent No. 10588992 

Inventor(s): Eric August Frische (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Watertech Holdings LLC (Charleston, SC)
Law Firm: Meunier Carlin Curfman LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15494217 on 04/21/2017 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aerosol device having a bowl with a bottom defining a drain, and a side wall extending from the bottom to a rim. A nozzle is disposed within the bowl. The nozzle defines a chamber and an outlet orifice directed toward the side wall of the bowl. The aerosol device includes a liquid container fluidly coupled to the nozzle via a first conduit having an outlet tip disposed within the chamber of the nozzle and a second conduit connecting a source of pressurized gas to the chamber of the nozzle. The outlet tip is in the form of a tube defining elongated slots communicating from inside the tube to outside the tube, the slots each having a width defined between two parallel tube surfaces. The aerosol device generates submicron liquid droplets, and is suitable for disinfecting porous articles in an enclosed volume.

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


High-intensity laser therapy method and apparatus
Patent No. 10589120 

Inventor(s): Gary John Bellinger (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967121 on 04/30/2018 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of laser irradiation for alleviating the physical symptoms associated with acute or chronic inflammatory conditions, which can include directing a laser beam from a laser unit in a continuous wave operation having a wavelength of approximately 1275 nm and a power output level in the range of from one (1) Watt up to and including 75 Watts on an inflamed area that is to be treated, such that the laser beam penetrates the inflamed area in the range of from 0.1 cm to 30 cm. In addition, the laser beam from the laser unit can be configured to activate intracellular photoreceptors, thereby initiating a cascade of secondary cellular metabolic effects and normalizing cellular activity towards homeostasis.

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


Weight lifting support system
Patent No. 10589143 

Inventor(s): James Christopher Smythe (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14958326 on 12/03/2015 (1566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weight lifting system includes a harness having a body with a thickness, the body having a contoured shape to fit around a shoulder of a user; an opening extending through the thickness of the body and sufficiently sized to receive a head of the user therethrough; and a cradle extending from a back surface of the harness and contoured to receive a weight bar within a channel.

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


 

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

Magnetic fastener for cargo retention
Patent No. 10589657 

Inventor(s): Josh T. Etzkorn (Commerce, TX)
Assignee(s): ETZKORN ENTERPRISES, LLC (Commerce, TX)
Law Firm: Michael S. Young IP Law LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15671113 on 08/07/2017 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method of using the apparatus and system may generally include a strap or retention device. A first end of a fastener is operatively coupled to the strap that is configured to retain a cargo contactingly adjacent a cargo support surface. A second end of the fastener is operatively coupled to the first end. The second end has a double rod formation. A magnet may be supported in a housing in the second end. The magnet may be held in position within a recess feature of the housing. A support structure may be disposed between the double rod formation to provide additional strength and stability. The support structure may be made of metal, polymer, or other suitable material. The magnet that is configured to support the second end adjacent a side of the cargo support surface, wherein the side does not produce its own magnetic field.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Tie-down strap tensioners
Patent No. 10589658 

Inventor(s): Ray G. Brooks (Bedford, TX), Timothy W. Brooks (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): CONVEY, INC. (Euless, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994799 on 05/31/2018 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tie-down strap tensioner maintains a desired strap tension on cargo when placed on a truck flatbed or sea transport. Tie-down strap tensioners are made of rubbery-type resins that remain compressive in the amount of hand applied pressure on the strap assigned to a given cargo container shape. The tie-down strap tensioner has at least three different embodiments: one is for round or radius corners such barrels, one is for square corners such as boxes, and one is for either or both round and square corners. Each tie-down strap tensioner has an upper surface and a lower surface and the lower surface has extending members that are compressive in amount of tension applied to the strap thus accommodates the shape of the cargo container selected which remains expandable to its original shape.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Sensor integration into existing vehicle structures
Patent No. 10589694 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI), Paxton S. Williams (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: 15186389 on 06/17/2016 (1369 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more vehicle sensors can be integrated into existing vehicle housings or structures to provide a streamlined appearance, potentially improved sensing capabilities, and a reduction in the use of extra structures to hold the one or more vehicle sensors. In one or more arrangements, one or more vehicle sensors can be located within a body of the vehicle and can be spaced from the vehicle emblem in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. The one or more sensors can be configured and/or operatively positioned to sense at least a portion of an external environment of the vehicle through the vehicle emblem. In one or more arrangements, one or more sensors can be located within a front grille of the vehicle. The one or more sensors are configured to sense at least a portion of an external environment of the vehicle through the front grille.

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


Automated system for car access in retail environment
Patent No. 10589720 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434505 on 06/07/2019 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for vehicle access in a retail environment with limited human intervention. Systems and methods described herein may associate a vehicle with a physical location, and/or may enable a user to use a mobile device to select a vehicle for a test drive. The system may provide access to (e.g., unlock) the vehicle, and may track test drive information across one or more users.

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


Integrated tailgate bed extender with back-up camera
Patent No. 10589796 

Inventor(s): John J. Salvia, III (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: 16119519 on 08/31/2018 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: A removable upper garnish member is provided for a tailgate of a vehicle. The upper garnish member may include a longitudinally extending top portion, an exterior facing side portion, and an interior facing side portion. A camera is positioned within a space defined by the exterior facing side portion. The camera is configured to provide an image depicting a point of view of from a direction behind the vehicle. The removable upper garnish member is configured to be selectively positioned as part of a vehicle tailgate that is movable between one of a closed position, an open position, and a bed extender position. The camera point of view is preferably the same in both the closed and bed extender positions.

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


Vehicle propulsive aerodynamic elements
Patent No. 10589801 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965327 on 04/27/2018 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: Drag reducing systems for vehicles are provided. In one aspect, a drag reducing system generally includes an airfoil rotatably couplable to the vehicle and configured to provide a lift force to the vehicle as a result of differential airflow velocity over the upper surface with respect to the lower surface. The drag reducing system may further include a flow alignment vane to rotationally align the airfoil to the direction of airflow. In another aspect, a drag reducing system generally includes an air vane hingedly couplable to a surface of a vehicle and configured to rotate from a first stowed position to second deployed position. The air vane includes a flared leading portion to provide a force to bias the air vane toward the first position and a flared lateral portion to provide a force to rotate the air vane to the second deployed position.

[B62D] MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (steering, or guiding on a desired track, of agricultural machines or implements A01B 69/00; wheels, castors, axles, increasing wheel adhesion B60B; vehicle tyres, tyre inflation or tyre changing B60C; connections between vehicles of a train or the like B60D; vehicles for use on rail and road, amphibious or convertible vehicles B60F; suspension arrangements B60G; heating, cooling, ventilating or other air treating devices B60H; windows, windscreens, non-fixed roofs, doors or similar devices, protective coverings for vehicles not in use B60J; propulsion plant arrangements, auxiliary drives, transmissions, controls, instrumentation or dashboards B60K; electric equipment or propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles B60L; power supply for electrically-propelled vehicles B60M; passenger accommodation not otherwise provided for B60N; adaptations for load transportation or to carry special loads or objects B60P; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q; vehicles, vehicle fittings or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for B60R; servicing, cleaning, repairing, supporting, lifting, or manoeuvring, not otherwise provided for B60S; brake arrangements, brake control systems or parts thereof B60T; air-cushion vehicles B60V; motorcycles, accessories therefor B62J, B62K; testing of vehicles G01M)


Spar for a composite wing structure
Patent No. 10589837 

Inventor(s): David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Douglas K. Wolfe (Denton, TX), George R. Decker (Amarillo, TX), John R. McCullough (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15424588 on 02/03/2017 (1138 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a spar member for an aircraft wing including a support beam having an interior surface, an exterior surface, and opposing ends configured for an aircraft wing, the interior surface and exterior surface disposed between the opposing ends; and a first spar flange extending generally laterally from the exterior surface, the first spar flange configured for attachment with a first wing skin. The first spar flange can be an upper or lower spar flange. In some embodiments, the first spar flange is at an acute angle relative to the exterior surface of the support beam. In certain embodiments, the first spar flange is at an angle of from about 50 degrees to about 85 degrees relative to the exterior surface of the support beam.

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


Aircraft hub fairing with movable members
Patent No. 10589841 

Inventor(s): Jared M. Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Tyler W. Baldwin (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15598343 on 05/18/2017 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, a spinner fairing includes a base configured to be fixed relative to a hub system; a movable spinner assembly movable relative to the base; the movable spinner assembly comprising a first movable member and a second movable member. Each first and second movable member being selectively configurable between a closed position and a contracted position, in which the movable spinner assembly has a decreased shape and/or volume. In another embodiment, a spinner fairing can include at least one static member and a moveable member. In still another embodiment, a rotor head fairing assembly includes an upper housing and a lower housing coupled to a hub system; the upper housing including an upper movable member; the lower housing comprising a lower movable member. In yet another embodiment, a rotor head fairing includes at least one moveable upper housing and lower housing.

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


Spinners for use on tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10589842 

Inventor(s): Brendan Patrick Lanigan (Fort Worth, TX), Helmuth Peter Koelzer (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Kenneth Farrell (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15605545 on 05/25/2017 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A proprotor assembly for a tiltrotor aircraft having a forward flight mode. The proprotor assembly includes a spinner subjected to freestream airflow during forward flight. The spinner is elongated to form a tapered leading portion and a substantially cylindrical aft portion. The spinner forms a plurality of rotor blade cutouts exposing an inner chamber. The proprotor assembly includes a plurality of proprotor blade assemblies protruding radially from the spinner through the rotor blade cutouts. The rotor blade cutouts are formed at the substantially cylindrical aft portion of the spinner to reduce the freestream airflow into the inner chamber via the rotor blade cutouts during forward flight, thereby reducing drag experienced by the tiltrotor aircraft.

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


Erosion protection system
Patent No. 10589850 

Inventor(s): John R. McCullough (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfood Alford PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936866 on 03/27/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: An erosion protection system (EPS) has a first erosion protection unit (EPU) having a first ligament and a first scale attached to the first ligament, the first scale having an outer hardness that is greater than a hardness of the first ligament. The EPS also has a second EPU having a second ligament and a second scale attached to the second ligament, the second scale having an outer hardness that is greater than a hardness of the second ligament. The EPS also has an interstitial space between the first ligament and the second ligament wherein at least one of (1) the first scale overlaps at least a portion of the second EPU and (2) the second scale overlaps at least a portion of the first EPU.

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


Apparatus and method for removing main rotor blades from main rotor hub yoke
Patent No. 10589852 

Inventor(s): Kevin Matthew Knott (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15940289 on 03/29/2018 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment device includes a clamp body having a clamp opening, an extension opening and a traverse block having an internally threaded portion, a reaction plate having a recess in a first face at a first side of the reaction plate and one or more pins disposed in the recess extending away from the first face, and further having an extension extending along a long axis of the reaction plate through the extension opening, and bearing blocks disposed on a second side of the reaction plate opposite the first side, where the traverse block is disposed between the bearing blocks. An actuator is aligned parallel to the long axis of the reaction plate and extending through each of the bearing blocks and through the traverse block, and the actuator has an eternally threaded portion engaged with the internally threaded portion of the clamp body.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Tiltrotor aircraft with outboard fixed engines
Patent No. 10589855 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk L. Groninga (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15621686 on 06/13/2017 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a first aspect, there is a rotor system for a tiltrotor aircraft, the rotor system including an upper outboard engine in a fixed location on a wing member of the tiltrotor aircraft; a lower outboard engine in a fixed location on the wing member; and a prop-rotor pylon in power communication with the upper and lower outboard engines, the prop-rotor pylon being configured to selectively rotate between a vertical position and a horizontal position. In another aspect, there is provided a tiltrotor aircraft including a fuselage; a wing member; an upper outboard engine in a fixed location on the wing member; a lower outboard engine in a fixed location on the wing member; and a prop-rotor pylon in power communication with the upper and lower outboard engines, the prop-rotor pylon being configured to selectively rotate between a vertical position and a horizontal position.

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


Multi-sided reinforced container
Patent No. 10589893 

Inventor(s): James Brian Patterson (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15953816 on 04/16/2018 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-sided container has more than four sides and foldable panels integrally arranged with respect to each other. A first panel and a second panel form a contiguity with a first fold line disposed therebetween. The first panel and a third panel form a contiguity with a second fold line disposed therebetween. The third panel is not parallel with and not orthogonal to the first panel. A first strength reinforcement feature includes a first slot having a first planar edge oriented orthogonal to the first panel and orthogonal to a z-axis, and a second planar edge oriented orthogonal to the second panel and parallel to the z-axis. The third panel includes a cut edge proximate the first fold line having a third planar edge oriented orthogonal to the third panel and orthogonal to the z-axis. The third planar edge is disposed in a same plane as the first planar edge.

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


Isolated protrusion/recession features in a micro electro mechanical system
Patent No. 10589980 

Inventor(s): James Carl Baker (Coppell, TX), Patrick Ian Oden (McKinney, TX), Sandra Zheng (Plano, TX), William C. McDonald (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15481704 on 04/07/2017 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) includes a first element and a second element. The first element is mounted on a substrate and has a first contact surface. The second element is mounted on the substrate and has a second contact surface that protrudes from the second element to form an acute contact surface. The first element and/or the second element is/are operable to move in: a first direction, such that the first contact surface comes in contact with the second contact surface; and a second direction, such that the second contact surface separates from the first contact surface.

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


Packaging a sealed cavity in an electronic device
Patent No. 10589986 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), James F. Hallas (Allen, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Randy Long (Richardson, TX), Simon Joshua Jacobs (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15696245 on 09/06/2017 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a package substrate, a circuit assembly, and a housing. The circuit assembly is mounted on the package substrate. The circuit assembly includes a first sealed cavity formed in a device substrate. The housing is mounted on the package substrate to form a second sealed cavity about the circuit assembly.

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


Mobile device transport parking notification and movement tracking
Patent No. 10593209 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16559532 on 09/03/2019 (196 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tracking movements of mobile devices may provide insight into parking space availability for transports deemed to be associated with those mobile devices. One example method of operation may include tracking movements of mobile devices within a predefined geographical area, identifying a first movement of a first mobile device as being limited to a predetermined threshold distance, identifying a second movement of the first mobile device as having a movement speed that is greater than a movement speed of the first movement, and designating the mobile device as being inside a transport leaving a parking spot.

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


 

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

System and methods for making bioproducts
Patent No. 10590061 

Inventor(s): Robert Barrie Tripp (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): BENEFUEL, INC. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948838 on 04/09/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes for continuous preparation of bioproducts are described herein. The processes include contacting fatty acid glycerides with alcohols in the presence of an acidic heterogeneous catalyst and separating the fatty acid alkyl esters from the reaction products.

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


Method for preparation of N-acetyl cysteine amide and derivatives thereof
Patent No. 10590073 

Inventor(s): Anja Rubenstein (Florence, SC), Doug Johnson (Arvada, CO), G. Michael Wall (Fort Worth, TX), Josh Bolger (Florence, SC), Rodney Tucker (Hartsville, SC)
Assignee(s): NACUITY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16137262 on 09/20/2018 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes methods for making and isolating N-acetylcysteine amide, intermediates and derivatives thereof comprising: contacting cystine with an alcohol and a chlorinating reagent to form an organic solution containing L-cystine dimethylester dihydrochloride; combining dried or undried L-cystine dimethylester dihydrochloride with a triethylamine, an acetic anhydride, and an acetonitrile to form a di-N-acetylcystine dimethylester; mixing dried di-N-acetylcystine dimethylester with ammonium hydroxide to form a di-N-acetylcystine amide; and separating dried di-N-acetylcystine dimethylester into N-acetylcysteine amide with dithiothreitol, triethylamine and an alcohol.

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


Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10590096 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celenese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273376 on 02/12/2019 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions and processes for producing high purity acesulfame potassium are described. One process comprises the steps of forming a cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct; hydrolyzing the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct to form an acesulfame-H composition comprising acesulfame-H; neutralizing the acesulfame-H in the acesulfame-H composition to form a crude acesulfame potassium composition comprising acesulfame potassium and less than 2800 wppm acetoacetamide-N-sulfonic acid, wherein the neutralizing step is conducted or maintained at a pH at or below 11.0; and treating the crude acesulfame potassium composition to form the finished acesulfame potassium composition comprising acesulfame potassium and less than 37 wppm acetoacetamide-N-sulfonic acid.

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


Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10590097 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273404 on 02/12/2019 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for producing acesulfame potassium, the process comprising the steps of providing a cyclizing agent composition comprising a cyclizing agent and a solvent and having an initial temperature, cooling the cyclizing agent composition to form a cooled cyclizing agent composition having a cooled temperature less than 35 C., reacting an acetoacetamide salt with the cyclizing agent in the cooled cyclizing agent composition to form a cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct composition comprising cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct; and, forming from the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct in the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct composition the finished acesulfame potassium composition comprising non-chlorinated acesulfame potassium and less than 39 wppm 5-chloro-acesulfame potassium. The cooled temperature is at least 2 C. less than the initial temperature.

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


Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10590098 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273454 on 02/12/2019 (399 days app to issue)

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

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


Therapeutic oligonucleotides
Patent No. 10590425 

Inventor(s): David Spetzler (Paradise Valley, AZ), Heather O”Neill (Mesa, AZ), Mark Miglarese (Phoenix, AZ)
Assignee(s): Caris Science, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15738564 on 06/29/2016 (1357 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for oligonucleotides that bind targets of interest. The targets include cells and microvesicles, such as those derived from various diseases. The oligonucleotides can be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The target of the oligonucleotides can be a therapeutic target such as Complement Component 1, Q Subcomponent (C1q) or a subunit thereof.

[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]


Nanofiber thermal interface material
Patent No. 10590539 

Inventor(s): Chi Huynh (Richardson, TX), Masaharu Ito (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Finch Maloney PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15903420 on 02/23/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nanofiber structure is described that is composed of a substrate and a layer of oriented nanofibers. Nanofibers of the layer can be oriented in a common direction. An angle of the common direction can be selected so that nanofibers of the sheet are oriented at an angle with respect to an underlying substrate even if the underlying substrate is not planar. The angle can be used to adapt the sheets to demands as a thermal interface material.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Modified surface properties of percussion tools used in downhole drilling
Patent No. 10590525 

Inventor(s): Anthony Stuart Plana (Prosper, TX), David M. Harrington (Dallas, TX), Ted James Breckenfeld (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND., L.P. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923217 on 03/16/2018 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of fabricating a percussion tool that includes one or more surfaces modified using the ferritic nitrocarburization process. The percussion tool includes a piston positioned in sliding contact within a casing. The piston includes an inner wall and an outer wall, where the inner wall defines a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough. The outer wall is positioned in close fitting relationship with an internal surface of the casing. One or more surfaces of at least one of the casing”s internal surface and/or the piston”s outer wall are modified using the ferritic nitrocarburization process.

[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]


Automated plumbing system sensor warning system and method
Patent No. 10590640 

Inventor(s): Alesia Sigler (Dallas, TX), Alex Erdman (Arlington, TX), Christopher James Laney (Fort Worth, TX), Robert C. Pearce, III (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019748 on 06/27/2018 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A standing water alert system comprises two conductive wires or a float extending into a drain and connected to an audible or visual alarm that is triggered when standing water is present. A drain alert system and method comprises a plurality of sensors, such as pressure or acoustic/vibration sensors, at various locations within a plumbing or fluid filtration system to measure pressure or an acoustic profile at that location and a control system to compare the measured parameters to a threshold value or range and/or to other measured parameters from nearby sensor locations. A signal is sent to a remote user or computer or an alarm is triggered when the comparison shows a potential blockage, a leak, or indicating that a filter needs to be replaced or cleaned. An approximate location of the blockage, leak, or fouled filter is determined by comparing measured parameters at nearby sensor locations.

[E03F] SEWERS; CESSPOOLS


Bracket for supporting attachment of the end of a railing member to a vertical member
Patent No. 10590656 

Inventor(s): John David Irick (Dallas, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16655549 on 10/17/2019 (152 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railing bracket system includes a cup that has a cup bottom wall and two opposed cup side walls. The cup is adapted to receive an end of a railing member. A cap has a first cap wall disposed between two opposed cap side walls and a tab extending from at least one side wall. The cap is adapted to cover the cup.

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


Establishing hydraulic communication between relief well and target well
Patent No. 10590706 

Inventor(s): Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15573986 on 07/02/2015 (1720 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for establishing hydraulic communication between a relief wellbore and a target wellbore during relief well applications are provided. Present embodiments include a perforating gun that uses an explosively formed penetrator (EFP) to establish hydraulic communication between a relief well and the target well for well kill operations. The EFP may be detonated downhole according to the Misznay-Schardin effect, thereby releasing a projectile toward the target well to form a relatively large hole through the casing/cement between the wellbores. The EFP may be positioned in a desired orientation with respect to the target well, in order that the projectile may be directed from the relief well directly into the target well. In some embodiments, the disclosed perforating gun may include several EFP charges positioned along one side of the gun at approximately 0 to 10 degree phasing from each other.

[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]


Retrieval of a sealing assembly
Patent No. 10590731 

Inventor(s): Anthony Phan (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15718928 on 09/28/2017 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: Assemblies and methods are provided for retrieving a sealing assembly from within a tubing string positioned downhole in a wellbore. The sealing assembly may include a plug that may include a non-elastomeric material at least partially surrounding an elastomeric material. The sealing assembly may be run downhole in the wellbore with the plug at an original diameter. The sealing assembly may be set such that the plug is expanded to a set diameter. The retrieval tool may be coupled to the sealing assembly and may be extended in a first direction. The extension of the retrieval tool may lengthen the sealing assembly. The lengthening of the sealing assembly may extend the length of the plug and may thereby reduce the diameter of the plug. In some aspects, the retrieval tool may reduce the diameter of the plug back to the original diameter.

[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]


Resettable sliding sleeve for downhole flow control assemblies
Patent No. 10590738 

Inventor(s): Adam Evan Beck (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15542068 on 09/14/2016 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flow control assembly includes a housing defining flow port that place an interior of the housing in fluid communication with an exterior of the housing, and a sliding sleeve defining sleeve ports and movably positioned within the interior between a first position, where fluid communication between the interior and the exterior via the flow ports is prevented, and a second positon, where fluid communication between the interior and the exterior is facilitated through the sleeve ports and the flow ports. A piston and a slip device are movably arranged within a piston chamber defined between the housing and the sliding sleeve. The piston has a first end exposed to an interior pressure and a second end exposed to an exterior pressure via chamber ports defined in the housing. A biasing device is also positioned within the piston chamber.

[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]


Force-activated thermal battery for use in a wellbore
Patent No. 10590746 

Inventor(s): Ozegbe James Chukwuma (Grand Prairie, TX), Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX), Thomas Jeffrey Wuensche (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15570921 on 12/02/2016 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermal battery positioned in a wellbore can be force activated by a device. The device can include a body coupled to a thermal battery positioned in a wellbore. The body can include a piston retained at a first position in an inner area of the body. The piston can move from the first position to a second position in response to a force applied to the body. The thermal battery can be activated by moving the piston to the second position.

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


Well sampling system incorporating corrugated and slotted injection system and method of use
Patent No. 10590765 

Inventor(s): Erik R. Piatt (Lantana, TX), Lance I. Robinson (Parrish, FL)
Assignee(s): EN RX CHEMICAL, INC. (Argyle, TX)
Law Firm: Smith Hopen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670603 on 08/07/2017 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for collecting sample fluids from an underground source which includes sample wells terminating in a corrugated conduit and sieve. The sampling regions for each sample well is separated by a grout or expanding seal barrier. Negative pressure is optionally applied to extract fluids from the underground matrix for sampling. The device can also be used for remediating an environmental contaminant from soil or aquifers. Upon identification of at least one environmental contaminant, a remediation composition is injected into the soil or aquifer using the sampling wells of the device. The remediation fluids can be directed to specific locations by selectively utilizing one or more sampling wells to inject the remediation fluid.

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


 

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Cam-driven radial rotary engine incorporating an HCCI apparatus
Patent No. 10590845 

Inventor(s): Roderick A. Newstrom (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15952830 on 04/13/2018 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two cycle-opposed piston, two cycle, homogenous charge compression ignition engine with cylinder sets, each cylinder set having a first cylinder with an intake port; a second cylinder coaxially aligned with the first cylinder and having an exhaust port; a first piston engaged within the first cylinder; a second piston engaged within the second cylinder; a combustion chamber formed between the first piston and the second piston; a first cam mechanically engaged with the first piston; a mechanical device to convert reciprocating motion to rotational motion connected to the second piston; and a charge pump connected to the intake port by an intake passage.

[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)


Compressed air system and method of operating same
Patent No. 10590937 

Inventor(s): Jodie S. Mels (Waterford, , CA), John A. Goodfellow (Waterloo, , CA), Robert J. Coveney (Brantford, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15096398 on 04/12/2016 (1435 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved compressed air system utilizes one or more base compressors, such as fixed speed drive compressors, to meet the compressed air demands and one or more trim compressors, such as variable speed drive compressors, to meet the variations in the demand. The operation of both the base and trim compressors may be controlled to provide improved overall efficiency while meeting the transient load demands. The control may spread the demands over the various base compressors to improve the overall loading on each base compressor. Efficiency metrics may be utilized to control the switching between base and trim compressors. Unloading of a base compressor may be controlled to avoid undesirable changes in system performance.

[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Interpolation of homotopic operating states
Patent No. 10590942 

Inventor(s): Jared Farnsworth (Roseville, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836701 on 12/08/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for real-time modeling includes a compressor designed to operate at a compressor speed, a compressor flow rate, and a compressor pressure ratio. The system also includes a memory designed to store an operating condition matrix that plots multiple compressor pressure ratios to each of a plurality of compressor speeds, and a related operating state matrix that plots multiple compressor flow rates to each of the plurality of compressor speeds. The system also includes a compressor controller to determine a target compressor speed and a target compressor pressure ratio, and to identify a target location in the operating condition matrix based on the target compressor speed and the target compressor pressure ratio. The compressor controller also determines a target compressor flow rate by interpolating values in the operating state matrix based on the target location, and to control the compressor based on the target compressor flow rate.

[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Polymer ammunition having a projectile made by metal injection molding
Patent No. 10591260 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14863757 on 09/24/2015 (1636 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an ammunition having a metal injection molded projectile and a polymer cartridge case comprising a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising a bottom portion and a top portion that enclose a propellant chamber, wherein the bottom portion comprises a primer recess in communication with a primer flash hole that extends into a propellant chamber and the top portion comprises a projectile aperture; a primer inserted into the primer flash hole aperture; a propellant at least partially filling the propellant chamber; and a metal injection molded projectile frictionally fitted in the projectile aperture, wherein the metal injection molded projectile comprises a nose extending essentially symmetrically to a shoulder, and an essentially cylindrical bearing surface extending from the shoulder to a base.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


 

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Portable expandable mirrors with lights for use in motor vehicles and elsewhere
Patent No. 10589685 

Inventor(s): Lilly R. Talavera (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423125 on 05/27/2019 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: Billions of people around the world use a mirror more than once a day. Millions of people own a motor vehicle. The last place we find ourselves prior to many events is in our car. Such events include going on a date, touching up makeup, an important job interview, and other instances where we need to look our best. It is crucial to provide a superior light and mirror experience for facial viewing in these situations. I have created a revolutionary product to help millions around the world succeed by helping them see themselves in better light. More broadly, I have provided solutions, involving combinations of mirrors, light elements, and display screens, for providing users with superior mirror-related experiences in various vanity, medical, travel, and entertainment situations.

[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]


Computerized imaging of sporting trophies
Patent No. 10591282 

Inventor(s): David Krien (Hays, KS)
Assignee(s): Plainsmen Outdoors, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hall Estill Law Firm (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13712687 on 12/12/2012 (2652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of generating and storing three-dimensional digital data indicative of a sporting trophy is provided. The method may be implemented in relation to a wide variety of sporting trophy applications. A sportsman can provide a sporting trophy to a scanning system to obtain three-dimensional image data relative to the sporting trophy. Sporting-relevant measurements can be computed based on the stored three-dimensional image data.

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


Interposer with multiplexers, stimulus and control generators, and tap circuitry
Patent No. 10591510 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16247134 on 01/14/2019 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving silicon interposers to include test circuitry for testing stacked die mounted on the interposer. The improvement allows for the stacked die to be selectively tested by an external tester or by the test circuitry included in the interposer.

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


Compressed scan chains with three input mask gates and registers
Patent No. 10591540 

Inventor(s): Arvind Jain (Karnataka, , IN), Prakash Narayanan (Karnataka, , IN), Rubin A. Parekhji (Karnataka, , IN), Sundarrajan Subramanian (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925200 on 03/19/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electronic scan circuitry includes a decompressor ([b]510[/b]), a plurality of scan chains ([b]520.[/b][i]i[/i]) fed by the decompressor ([b]510[/b]), a scan circuit ([b]502, 504[/b]) coupled to the plurality of scan chains ([b]520.[/b][i]i[/i]) to scan them in and out, a masking circuit ([b]590[/b]) fed by the scan chains ([b]520.[/b][i]i[/i]), and a scannable masking qualification circuit ([b]550, 560, 580[/b]) coupled to the masking circuit ([b]590[/b]), the masking qualification circuit ([b]550, 560, 580[/b]) scannable by scan-in of bits by the decompressor ([b]510[/b]) along with scan-in of the scan chains ([b]520.[/b][i]i[/i]), and the scannable masking qualification circuit ([b]550, 560, 580[/b]) operable to hold such scanned-in bits upon scan-out of the scan chains through the masking circuit ([b]590[/b]). Other scan circuitry, processes, circuits, devices and systems are also disclosed.

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


Input shift register having parallel serial scan outputs, command output
Patent No. 10591542 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16108761 on 08/22/2018 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: Testing of integrated circuits is achieved by a test architecture utilizing a scan frame input shift register, a scan frame output shift register, a test controller, and a test interface comprising a scan input, a scan clock, a test enable, and a scan output. Scan frames input to the scan frame input shift register contain a test stimulus data section and a test command section. Scan frames output from the scan frame output shift register contain a test response data section and, optionally, a section for outputting other data. The command section of the input scan frame controls the test architecture to execute a desired test operation.

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


Automated system for vehicle tracking
Patent No. 10591576 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434525 on 06/07/2019 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for vehicle tracking. Systems and methods described herein may allow a vehicle to automatically detect the presence of a physical marker at a parking space. An image of the physical marker may be processed to determine the location of the vehicle, which may be stored and/or output for display.

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


Ultra-sparse dielectric resonant polarizers and associated methods
Patent No. 10591654 

Inventor(s): Robert Magnusson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15162070 on 05/23/2016 (1394 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention disclosed herein generally relates to wideband resonant polarizers that require extremely small amounts of matter in their embodiments. These polarizers can be made with dielectric materials such that light and other electromagnetic waves interacting with them suffer essentially no absorptive loss. This new class of polarizers is fashioned with dielectric or semiconductor nano/microwire grids that are mostly empty space if surrounded by air or vacuum. It is fundamentally and practically extremely significant that the wideband spectral expressions presented herein can be generated in these minimal systems. These ultra-sparse polarizers are useful in various spectral regions for numerous useful applications.

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


Optical device housing
Patent No. 10591720 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15377492 on 12/13/2016 (1190 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for mitigating contamination of an optical device comprises an open-topped, closed-sided, and closed-bottomed housing cup partially defining a protected volume to enclose the optical device. A housing cap encloses a top of the housing cup and partially defines the protected volume. The housing cap includes a top collar having an open central aperture. A top cover laterally spans the central aperture of the top collar. An interface structure circumscribes the top cover to suspend the top cover downwardly into the housing cup from the top collar. The interface structure prevents direct contact between the top cover and the top collar.

[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]


Autonomous vehicle operation in view-obstructed environments
Patent No. 10591922 

Inventor(s): Bunyo Okumura (Ann Arbor, MI), Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Katsuhiro Sakai (Ann Arbor, MI), Masahiro Harada (Novi, MI), Naoki Nagasaka (Ann Arbor, MI), Nobuhide Kamata (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: 15461316 on 03/16/2017 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: Arrangements related to operating an autonomous vehicle in view-obstructed environments are described. At least a portion of an external environment of the autonomous vehicle can be sensed to detect one or more objects located therein. An occupant viewable area of the external environment can be determined. It can be determined whether one or more of the detected one or more objects is located outside of the determined occupant viewable area. Responsive to determining that a detected object is located outside of the determined occupant viewable area, one or more actions can be taken. For instance, the action can include presenting an alert within the autonomous vehicle. Alternatively or in addition, the action can include causing a current driving action of the autonomous vehicle to be modified.

[G05D] SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (for continuous casting of metals B22D 11/16; valves per se F16K; sensing non-electric variables, see the relevant subclasses of G01; for regulating electric or magnetic variables G05F)


Inherent adaptive trimming
Patent No. 10592122 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Manohar (Bangalore, , IN), Daniel Tuers (Kapaa, HI), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Sathyanarayanan Subramanian (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14675261 on 03/31/2015 (1813 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system may use adaptive trimming to control throughput and traffic from the host to/from the memory. The trimming parameters of memory may be adaptively changed based on the data rate from the host. The programming speed may be slowed in order to reduce wear and improve endurance. In particular, the data rate for the transfer of data from a data buffer to the memory (e.g. NAND flash) may be matched to the host data rate. This programming speed reduction may be triggered upon prediction of idle times in the host bus.

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


Streaming engine with cache-like stream data storage and lifetime tracking
Patent No. 10592243 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126680 on 09/10/2018 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. The streaming engine fetches stream data ahead of use by the central processing unit core in a stream buffer constructed like a cache. The stream buffer cache includes plural cache lines, each includes tag bits, at least one valid bit and data bits. Cache lines are allocated to store newly fetched stream data. Cache lines are deallocated upon consumption of the data by a central processing unit core functional unit. Instructions preferably include operand fields with a first subset of codings corresponding to registers, a stream read only operand coding and a stream read and advance operand coding.

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


Using smart data to forecast and track dual stage events
Patent No. 10592309 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15831599 on 12/05/2017 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to using smart data to forecast and track dual stage events. A computing platform may receive, via the communication interface and from a user device, information indicating a dual stage event corresponding to an item. Thereafter, the computing platform may retrieve, from an external event data source and based on the information indicating the dual stage event, metadata corresponding to the dual stage event. Then, the computing platform may determine, based on the metadata corresponding to the dual stage event, a first value corresponding to the dual stage event. Subsequently, the computing platform may generate, based on the information indicating the dual stage event corresponding to the item, one or more commands directing a smart data server to determine a second value corresponding to the dual stage event. Next, the computing platform may transmit, to the smart data server, the one or more commands.

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


Dual-mode error-correction code/write-once memory codec
Patent No. 10592333 

Inventor(s): Clive Bittlestone (Lucas, TX), Sai Zhang (Urbana, IL), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX), Yuming Zhu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15633835 on 06/27/2017 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for error correction code (ECC) management of write-once memory (WOM) codes includes, for example, a controller for selecting between one of a WOM (Write-Once Memory) mode and an ECC (error correction code) mode. A codec is arranged to operate in the selected mode. The codec while operating in the ECC mode is arranged to identify a bit position of at least one bit error in response to ECC parity bits of a first received data word. The codec while operating in the WOM mode is arranged to receive a WOM-encoded word from an addressed location in a WOM device, to receive a second received data word to be encoded and written to the addressed location, and to generate WOM-encoded word for writing to the addressed location in the WOM device. The WOM-encoded word for writing to the addressed location is optionally ECC encoded.

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


Streaming engine with error detection, correction and restart
Patent No. 10592339 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Timothy Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133434 on 09/17/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a streaming engine employed in, for example, a digital signal processor. A fixed data stream sequence including plural nested loops is specified by a control register. The streaming engine includes an address generator producing addresses of data elements and a steam head register storing data elements next to be supplied as operands. The streaming engine fetches stream data ahead of use by the central processing unit core in a stream buffer. Parity bits are formed upon storage of data in the stream buffer which are stored with the corresponding data. Upon transfer to the stream head register a second parity is calculated and compared with the stored parity. The streaming engine signals a parity fault if the parities do not match. The streaming engine preferably restarts fetching the data stream at the data element generating a parity fault.

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


Network virtualization policy management system
Patent No. 10592360 

Inventor(s): David H. Lu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Shopify Inc. (Ottawa, , CA)
Law Firm: GTC Law Group PC Affiliates (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15893889 on 02/12/2018 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing a network virtualization policy management system. An event relating to a service can be detected, and virtual machines and virtual network functions that provide the service can be identified. A first policy that defines allocation of hardware resources to host the virtual machines and the virtual network functions can be obtained, as can a second policy that defines deployment of the virtual machines and the virtual network functions to the hardware resources. The hardware resources can be allocated based upon the first policy and the virtual machines and the virtual network functions can be deployed to the hardware resources based upon the second policy.

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


Spot-instanced bulk data uploading
Patent No. 10592493 

Inventor(s): Ammon Sutherland (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15194214 on 06/27/2016 (1359 days app to issue)

Abstract: A database engine may maintain a collection of data on a first storage device. A workflow manager node may receive a request to bulk load data into the collection. The workflow manager may instruct a control plane node to allocate and configure a secondary database node and to make operable thereon a second database using a second storage device. Data may be bulk loaded to the second storage device using a schema and storage unit format compatible with the collection of data. Storage units from the second storage device may be transferred to the first storage device and integrated into the collection of data.

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


System for automatic extraction of structure from spoken conversation using lexical and acoustic features
Patent No. 10592611 

Inventor(s): Daniel Davies (Palo Alto, CA), Daniel G. Bobrow (Palo Alto, CA), Eric Saund (San Carlos, CA), Harish Arsikere (Bangalore, , IN), Jesse Vig (Los Altos, CA), Kyle D. Dent (San Carlos, CA), Luke R. Plurkowski (Redwood City, CA
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15332766 on 10/24/2016 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for automatically extracting conversational structure from a voice record based on lexical and acoustic features. The system also aggregates business-relevant statistics and entities from a collection of spoken conversations. The system may infer a coarse-level conversational structure based on fine-level activities identified from extracted acoustic features. The system improves significantly over previous systems by extracting structure based on lexical and acoustic features. This enables extracting conversational structure on a larger scale and finer level of detail than previous systems, and can feed an analytics and business intelligence platform, e.g. for customer service phone calls. During operation, the system obtains a voice record. The system then extracts a lexical feature using automatic speech recognition (ASR). The system extracts an acoustic feature. The system then determines, via machine learning and based on the extracted lexical and acoustic features, a coarse-level structure of the conversation.

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


Collaborative virtual mechanical routing development system and method
Patent No. 10592615 

Inventor(s): Abraham George (Loveland, OH), Douglas Peters (Portland, OR), Raman Garimella (Tustin, CA), Wynn Niblack (Saint Charles, MO)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14813861 on 07/30/2015 (1692 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is provided that facilitates collaborative development of virtual mechanical routing. A processor of the system responsive to inputs provided through at least one input device may generate a design for a routing run comprised of a set of elements and cause a distributed routing path corresponding to the routing run to be stored in a data store. The distributed routing path may be comprised of data that specifies two end elements and a plurality of routing path links that specify connections between a plurality of intermediate elements and between each end element and a respective one of the intermediate elements. The processor may also cause a display device to output a 3D representation of the routing run based at least in part on the distributed routing path stored in the data store, and data representative of the physical structures of the end elements and the intermediate elements that are specified by the routing path links of the distributed routing path.

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


System and method for analyzing cooperative synthetic identities
Patent No. 10592693 

Inventor(s): Stephen Tyler (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15404738 on 01/12/2017 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to another embodiment of the disclosure, a method includes determining a first original identifier. The original identifier uniquely identifies a first original identity. The method also includes sending a request to a cooperative synthetic identity manager to create a first cooperative synthetic identity case for the first original identity. The method further includes receiving, from the cooperative synthetic identity manager, a first case identifier that uniquely identifies the first cooperative synthetic identity case. The method also includes requesting, from a first data entity, first cooperative synthetic identity information for the first original identity. The first cooperative synthetic identity information request comprises the first case identifier and the first original identifier. The method also includes receiving, from the first data entity, the first cooperative synthetic identity information.

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


Virus immune computer system and method
Patent No. 10592697 

Inventor(s): John Almeida (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16326805 on 09/19/2018 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus prevents hacker code from infecting an application program by requiring decryption of the application program prior to running the application program on a computer. The method includes steps of: providing a security device that is a separate unit from components necessary to operate the computer; storing a symmetric private key on the security device; using the device symmetric private key to produce an encrypted application program upon first installation; thereafter decrypting that part of the encrypted application program needed implement a command to run the application program; and, decrypting, on the fly, only those follow-on parts of the encrypted application program needed to perform functions called for during operation of the application program.

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


Integrated system for detection of driver condition
Patent No. 10592785 

Inventor(s): Jian Li (Austin, TX), Jun Zhang (Cambridge, MA), Lifeng Liu (Sudbury, MA), Xiaotian Yin (Belmont, MA), Yingxuan Zhu (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15647748 on 07/12/2017 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for integrated driver expression recognition and vehicle interior environment classification to detect driver condition for safety. A method includes obtaining an image of a driver of a vehicle and an image of an interior environment of the vehicle. Using a machine learning method, the images are processed to classify a condition of the driver and of the interior environment of the vehicle. The machine learning method includes general convolutional neural network (CNN) and CNN with adaptive filters. The adaptive filters are determined based on influence of filters. The classification results are combined and compared with predetermined thresholds to determine if a decision can be made based on existing information. Additional information is requested by self-motivated learning if a decision cannot be made, and safety is determined based on the combined classification results. A warning is provided to the driver based on the safety determination.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable media for managing social interaction histories
Patent No. 10592865 

Inventor(s): Carroll Louise Gray-Preston (Morrisville, NC), James Angus McEachern (Stittsville, , CA), Michael Leeder (Stittsville, , CA), Richard C. Taylor (Manotick, , CA)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13204078 on 08/05/2011 (3147 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for managing social interaction information. The method includes receiving first social interaction information associated with a user of a first over the top (OTT) service platform. The method also includes receiving second social interaction information associated with the user, the second social interaction information from a communications service platform distinct from the first OTT service platform. The method further includes generating, using the first social interaction information and the second social interaction information, consolidated social interaction information and providing the consolidated social interaction information to the user.

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


Secure registration and authentication of a user using a mobile device
Patent No. 10592872 

Inventor(s): Klaus S. Fosmark (Frisco, TX), William A. Perry, Jr. (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Nexiden Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16155737 on 10/09/2018 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-readable medium embodies a computer program for obtaining information for a payment transaction. The computer program comprises computer-readable program code for: generating a first message including an identifier and a request for the information, sending the first message via a first communication path, receiving a second message including the information and the identifier via a second path different from the first communication path, and processing the payment transaction using the information obtained in the second message.

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


Systems and methods for in-vehicle charging to offset a fare
Patent No. 10592939 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey David Gaither (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15377841 on 12/13/2016 (1190 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to adjusting a trip fare according to in-vehicle charging provided by a passenger. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to initiating a trip in the vehicle for a passenger, accumulating the trip fare as a function of traveling a route to fulfill the trip. The method includes metering one or more charging devices to identify a metered charge produced by the passenger operating the one or more charging devices during the trip. The method includes computing a fare offset according to at least the metered charge to identify an amount by which the trip fare is to be discounted. The method includes adjusting the trip fare according to the fare offset to account for an electric charge provided to the vehicle during the trip.

[G07B] TICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; TAXIMETERS; ARRANGEMENTS OR APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING FARES, TOLLS OR ENTRANCE FEES AT ONE OR MORE CONTROL POINTS; FRANKING APPARATUS


Determining thermal insulation levels of clothing to wear at a destination
Patent No. 10592960 

Inventor(s): I-Hsuan Yang (Santa Clara, CA), Yaya Chu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15847747 on 12/19/2017 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to determining thermal insulation levels of clothing a user should wear when traveling to a destination. To do this, a thermal insulation level of clothing worn by a user and levels worn by a crowd can be analyzed from images including the user or the crowd. A thermal sensitivity bias for the user can be determined by comparing those levels for similar locations. Environment data can then be collected for the destination. A thermal insulation level of clothing worn by the crowd for the destination can be predicted based on the environment data. This level can be adjusted with the bias for the user to generate a thermal insulation level of clothing to be worn by the user at the destination. An image having clothing with that level can be displayed to recommend a style of clothing for the user to wear at the destination.

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


Methods and systems for providing purchase recommendations to users
Patent No. 10592961 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Duckworth (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital Once Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16415896 on 05/17/2019 (305 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing purchase recommendations. According to some examples, a method may include: determining a set of vehicle characteristics represented in a candidate set of vehicles; for each vehicle characteristic in the set of vehicle characteristics, determining a percentage of the candidate set possessing the respective vehicle characteristic; selecting, from the set of vehicle characteristics, a vehicle characteristic based on a proximity of the respectively determined percentage to 50%; transmitting, to a user device associated with a user, an inquiry for a user preference regarding the selected vehicle characteristic; receiving, from the user device, a response indicating the user preference regarding the selected vehicle characteristic; excluding vehicles from the candidate set based on the indicated user preference to obtain a reduced candidate set; and transmitting, to the user device, a recommendation of one or more vehicles from the reduced candidate set.

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


Systems and methods for exporting auto finance information
Patent No. 10592981 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Whalen (Little Elm, TX), Katherine Forrester (Dallas, TX), Kurt Johnson (Dallas, TX), Maninder Suri (Plano, TX), Nicholas Dolle (McKinney, TX), Ruhaab Markas (Dallas, TX), Xiaoxiang Zhang (McKinney, 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: 14599127 on 01/16/2015 (1887 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for providing personalized financing information and, more particularly, systems and methods for providing personalized financing information via a dealership website using an API associated with a financial service provider. In one embodiment, a system includes memory hardware storing instructions that configure processing hardware to receive a loan request for a buyer via a real-time API that includes at least buyer identification and financial information and information associated at least one inventory item presented on a dealership website. The system may also determine financing information comprising prospective financing terms for the at least one item based on at least the loan request. The server may also provide, to the dealership server via the real-time API, the determined financing information for presentation on the dealership website, including prospective financing terms information corresponding to each of the at least one item.

[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]


Orchestrating electronic signature, payment, and filing of tax returns
Patent No. 10592994 

Inventor(s): Raymond C. Mainville, Jr. (McKinney, TX), Shailesh Chandra Mishra (Frisco, TX), Tarang Swadeshkumar Sethia (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): INTUIT INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169298 on 05/31/2016 (1386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and computer program product for electronically filing a financial document with an agency on behalf of a client. The document is received from a first computing device operated by an electronic filing entity. A first request is received from the first computing device to collect an electronic signature from the client on an authorization form authorizing electronic filing of the document with the agency on behalf of the client, and to collect electronic payment from the client. An electronic envelope is received from a second computing device, which is then sent to the first computing device. An authorization form may be attached to the electronic envelope and sent to the second computing device. The second computing device collects the electronic signature from the client and facilitates electronic payment from the client to a third computer. The document is then electronically filed with the agency.

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


Apparatus and method for efficient motion estimation
Patent No. 10593015 

Inventor(s): Ajit Deepak Gupte (Bangalore, , IN), Mahesh M. Mehendale (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15586600 on 05/04/2017 (1048 days app to issue)

Abstract: The architecture shown can perform global search, local search and local sub pixel search in a parallel or in a pipelined mode. All operations are in a streaming mode without the requirement of external intermediate data storage.

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


Method and apparatus for view-dependent tone mapping of virtual reality images
Patent No. 10593028 

Inventor(s): Ankur Saxena (Dallas, TX), Hossein Najaf-Zadeh (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15255129 on 09/01/2016 (1293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) includes a receiver, at least one sensor, and a processor. The receiver is configured to receive a bit stream including at least one encoded image and metadata. The sensor is configured to determine viewpoint information of a user. The processor is configured to render the at least one encoded image based on the metadata and the viewpoint.

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


Using augmented reality markers for local positioning in a computing environment
Patent No. 10593128 

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: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546286 on 08/20/2019 (210 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for providing indirect local geo-positioning using AR markers are disclosed. A first moveable AR marker can be located or found by a computing device. A location of the first moveable AR marker can be known and shared with the computing device. The location of the first moveable AR marker can be based on distance between the first moveable AR marker and a fixed AR marker. A distance to the first moveable AR marker can be determined. Based on the known location of the first moveable AR marker and the distance to the first moveable AR marker from the computing device, an estimate of the location of the computing device can be determined without having line-of-sight (LOS) to the fixed AR marker.

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


Cognitive and dynamic vehicular parking
Patent No. 10593129 

Inventor(s): Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti, PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15463852 on 03/20/2017 (1093 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: obtaining user information of a vehicle driver user, the vehicle driver user being a user of a computer based system for managing a parking area; processing information of the user information; and outputting a communication to control an indicator system based on the processing, wherein the indicator system is provided as a fixture of the parking area and wherein the indicator system is configured to provide indications viewable by vehicle drivers driving within the parking area.

[G07B] TICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; TAXIMETERS; ARRANGEMENTS OR APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING FARES, TOLLS OR ENTRANCE FEES AT ONE OR MORE CONTROL POINTS; FRANKING APPARATUS


Aggregate monitor data in real-time by worker
Patent No. 10593164 

Inventor(s): Tarun Kumar (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Wick Phillips Gould Martin, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14936438 on 11/09/2015 (1590 days app to issue)

Abstract: A worker monitoring system. The system comprises a processor, a display, a data store, a non-transitory memory, and an application stored in the non-transitory memory. The application stores definitions of associations of electronic monitors to workers in the data store, receives information from the electronic monitors via a wireless communication link, based on accessing the data store, analyzes information from a plurality of electronic monitors associated with one of the workers, corroborates information from a first electronic monitor associated with the one or the workers using information from a second electronic monitor associated with the one of the workers, and based on the corroboration of the information from the first electronic monitor, and presents an alarm indication on the display.

[G08B] SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS


Methods and systems for multiple drone delivery system with in-flight handoff
Patent No. 10593216 

Inventor(s): Stephen Chow (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Griffiths Seaton PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15465916 on 03/22/2017 (1091 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments for managing drones by one or more processors are described. A first aerial drone having a payload coupled thereto is controlled such that the first aerial drone travels from a first location to a second location. A second aerial drone is controlled such that the second aerial drone travels to the second location. While the first aerial drone and the second aerial drone are in flight at the second location, the payload is detached from the first aerial drone and coupled to the second aerial drone. After the payload is detached from the first aerial drone and while the payload is coupled to the second aerial drone, the second aerial drone is controlled such that the second aerial drone travels from the second location to a third location.

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


System and method for the installation of ground-based advertising units
Patent No. 10593239 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Elias Blumenthal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Standley Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16215118 on 12/10/2018 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for installing a ground-based advertising unit is provided. The ground-based advertising unit comprises an aperture for accepting a fastener. A hole is drilled into a surface. An adhesive is applied to the hole. An anchor which is configured to mate with the fastener is inserted into the hole. The adhesive is cured. The fastener is inserted through the aperture. The fastener is mated with the anchor.

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


Memory device with charge isolation to reduce injection type of program disturb
Patent No. 10593411 

Inventor(s): Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Wei Zhao (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281572 on 02/21/2019 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for reducing an injection type of program disturb in a memory device. A charge isolation region is created in a channel of a NAND string on the source side of the selected word line, WLn, and spaced apart from WLn by one or more other word lines, when the program voltage is increased to a program voltage (Vpgm). The isolation region is created by applying 0 V or other low voltage to an isolation word line. The isolation region is maintained for a first portion of a time period in which Vpgm is applied. The charge isolation region can be modified based on factors associated with a risk of program disturb including the magnitude of Vpgm, the position of WLn in a set of word lines and an ambient temperature.

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


Memory circuit with leakage compensation
Patent No. 10593413 

Inventor(s): Raviprakash Suryanarayana Rao (Allen, TX), Stephen Keith Heinrich-Barna (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112402 on 08/24/2018 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory array comprising a word line and a bit line is disclosed. Each of a plurality of memory cells of the memory array has a first terminal connected to the bit line and a current path between the first terminal and a respective second terminal. A first memory cell of the plurality of memory cells has the second terminal coupled to receive a first supply voltage when selected by the word line. A second memory cell of the plurality of memory cells has the second terminal coupled to receive a voltage different from the first supply voltage when the first memory cell is selected by the word line.

[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)


Holistic hospital patient care and management system and method for automated facial biological recognition
Patent No. 10593426 

Inventor(s): Anand R. Shah (Dallas, TX), Brian O. Lucena (Dallas, TX), George R. Oliver (Southlake, TX), Jason McGinn (Keller, TX), Monal Shah (Dallas, TX), Praseetha Cherian (Irving, TX), Rubendran Amarasingham (Dallas, TX), Spen
Assignee(s): Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14682745 on 04/09/2015 (1804 days app to issue)

Abstract: A holistic hospital patient care and management system comprises a data store operable to receive and store patient data including clinical and non-clinical data; a plurality of video cameras to capture images of the patients; a plurality of presence detection sensors to detect the presence and location of the patients; a risk logic module configured to apply at least one predictive model to the clinical and non-clinical data, including the captured images, to determine at least one risk score associated with the patients; a facial biological change logic module configured to receive location data from the plurality of presence detection sensors, the risk score and medical condition associated with the patients, and captured images of the patients, and generating an alert in response to a detected change in biological change of a patient. NULL


Managing virtualized network service bundles
Patent No. 10594621 

Inventor(s): Vinay Saxena (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15646070 on 07/10/2017 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples provided herein describe a method for managing virtualized network service bundles. For example, a physical processor may implement machine readable instructions to receive a first data packet in a virtual network, determine a first type of the first data packet, determine a first active virtualized network service bundle instance associated with a first virtualized network service bundle that handles the first type of data packet, and direct the first data packet to the first active virtualized network service bundle instance. In some examples, the first virtualized network service bundle may comprise a first set of virtual network functions, and the first virtualized network service bundle may be associated with a set of active virtualized network service bundles instances, where the set of active virtualized network service bundle instances may comprise the first active virtualized network service bundle instance.

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


Glass detection with time of flight sensor
Patent No. 10594920 

Inventor(s): Arnaud Deleule (Cupertino, CA), Darin K. Winterton (San Jose, CA), Xiaoyong Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15624368 on 06/15/2017 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a time-of-flight ranging sensor configured to transmit optical pulse signals and to receive return optical pulse signals. The time-of-flight ranging sensor processes the return optical pulse signals to sense distances to a plurality of objects and to generate a confidence value indicating whether one of the plurality of objects has a highly reflective surface. The time-of-flight sensor generates a range estimation signal including a plurality of sensed distances and the confidence value. The image capture device includes autofocusing circuitry coupled to the time-of-flight sensor to receive the range estimation signal and configured to control focusing based upon the sensed distances responsive to the confidence value indicating none of the plurality of objects has a highly reflective surface. The autofocusing circuitry controls focusing independent of the sensed distances responsive to the confidence value indicating one of the objects has a highly reflective surface.

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


 

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Methods and circuitry for analyzing voltages
Patent No. 10591516 

Inventor(s): Johan Tjeerd Strydom (Santa Clara, CA), Olivier Trescases (Toronto, , CA), Rajarshi Mukhopdhyay (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024158 on 06/29/2018 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: In circuitry for measuring a voltage at a node, a capacitive divider is coupled to the node, wherein the capacitive divider provides a first output. A resistive divider is coupled to the node, wherein the resistive divider provides a second output.

[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]


Winding fault detection using inverter harmonics
Patent No. 10591548 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Rajan Lakshmi Narasimha (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154451 on 10/08/2018 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controller for driving a motor includes a multiphase driver, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), impedance estimation circuitry, and fault detection circuitry. The multiphase driver is configured to generate drive signals for energizing each motor phase winding. The ADC is configured to digitize voltage and current from each motor phase winding. The impedance estimation circuitry is configured to determine a phasor value for the digitized voltages and for the digitized currents at a predetermined harmonic frequency, and to determine a sequence impedance value based on the phasor values. The fault detection circuitry is configured to identify a fault in the windings of the motor based on the sequence impedance value.

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


Secure communication with a traffic control system
Patent No. 10591573 

Inventor(s): Stacey C. Ramos (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153333 on 10/05/2018 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor may receive an indication form a radio frequency identification (RFID) device that a mobile device is in a predetermined area. The processor may send a private key on a first frequency at a first time to the mobile device. The processor may receive a communication request from the mobile device that may contain a public decryption key. The processor may send encrypted configuration information and encrypted state information to the mobile device. In some embodiments, an RFID device, may identify that a mobile device is within a predetermined area. The RFID device may send a tag to the mobile device. The RFID may send a notification to a communicator that the tag has been sent. The RFID may acquire the encrypted configuration information and encrypted state information form the communicator. The RFID device may push the encrypted configuration information and the encrypted state information to the mobile device.

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


Microfabricated atomic clocks and magnetometers utilizing side recesses
Patent No. 10591872 

Inventor(s): Ann Gabrys (Woodside, CA), Iouri N Mirgorodski (Sunnyvale, CA), Nathan Brockie (Edinburgh, , GB), Roozbeh Parsa (Portola Valley, CA), Terry Dyer (Largs, , GB), William French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15457608 on 03/13/2017 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated microfabricated sensor includes a sensor cell having a cell body, a first window attached to a first surface, and a second window attached to a second surface, opposite to the first window. The cell body laterally surrounds a cavity, so that the first window and the second window are exposed to the cavity. The sensor cell contains a sensor fluid material in the cavity. The cell body has recesses on opposing exterior sides of the cell body; each recess extends from the first surface to the second surface. Exterior portions of the cell body wall in the recesses are recessed from singulation surfaces on the cell body exterior. The cell body is formed by etching the cavity and the recesses concurrently through a body substrate. After the windows are attached, the sensor cell is singulated from the body substrate through the recesses.

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


Application security service
Patent No. 10592676 

Inventor(s): Andrew Joseph Davidson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Tala Security, Inc. (Fremont, CA)
Law Firm: Setter Roche LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796525 on 10/27/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques to facilitate security for a software application are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, static analysis is performed on code resources associated with the software application to generate static analysis results. Dynamic analysis is performed on a running instance of the software application to generate dynamic analysis results. An application information model of the software application is generated based on the static analysis results and the dynamic analysis results. Security policies for the software application are determined based on the application information model.

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


Staggered secure data receipt
Patent No. 10592695 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15616330 on 06/07/2017 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: Message and data sharing may require additional levels of security beyond mere access authorization procedures. One example method of operation may include identifying data content associated with a data file, splitting the data content into data content sections, identifying potential recipient devices, and transmitting the data content sections to the potential recipient devices.

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


User interface for method for creating a custom track
Patent No. 10593364 

Inventor(s): Michael Wayne Shore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Rose Trading, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729086 on 10/10/2017 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for allowing a user to create a custom track on a user apparatus, the user apparatus having a display is described. A memory stores a plurality of video clips and an audio track having a timeline. An application is stored in the memory. The application is configured to provide, on the display of the user apparatus, a plurality of video source windows, each of the plurality of video source windows corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of video clips. The application is further configured to allow the user to create the custom track while the audio track is playing by correlating portions of the plurality of video clips with the audio track by selecting respective ones of the plurality of video source windows at desired times in the timeline of the audio track.

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


Switch-mode converter module
Patent No. 10593566 

Inventor(s): Charles Devries (Winfield, IL), Kristen Nguyen Parrish (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15855706 on 12/27/2017 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for manufacturing a switch-mode converter includes forming a plurality of windings by coiling one or more conductors. Each of the windings is secured to one of a plurality of module bases arranged in a module array. At least one side of the array is encapsulated in a magnetic mold compound.

[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]


Chemical mechanical polishing apparatus containing hydraulic multi-chamber bladder and method of using thereof
Patent No. 10593603 

Inventor(s): Keisuke Izumi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Naomi Matsuda (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923516 on 03/16/2018 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chemical mechanical polishing apparatus includes a liquid filled bladder that exerts force on the back of the substrate being polished. The bladder can be a multi-chamber bladder having chambers filled with different ratios of hot and cold water. Eddy current detection during the polishing can be used to control the polishing process parameters.

[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]


Flip chip integrated circuit packages with spacers
Patent No. 10593640 

Inventor(s): James Raymond Maliclic Baello (Pampanga, , PH), Rafael Jose Lizares Guevara (Makati Metro Manila, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15956534 on 04/18/2018 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate and at least two pillar bumps formed on an active surface of the semiconductor substrate, the at least two pillar bumps extending away from the active surface and having ends spaced from the semiconductor substrate with solder material at the ends of the at least two pillar bumps. At least one spacer is formed on the active surface of the semiconductor substrate, the at least one spacer extending a predetermined distance from the active surface of the semiconductor substrate. A package substrate has a die mount area on a first surface including portions receiving the ends of the at least two pillar bumps and receiving an end of the at least one spacer. Mold compound covers the semiconductor substrate, the at least two pillars, the at least one spacer, and at least a portion 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]


Circuit overvoltage protection
Patent No. 10593661 

Inventor(s): Karim Thomas Taghizadeh Kaschani (Freising, , DE), Robert Callaghan Taft (Munich, , DE), Tobias Hoehn (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15825813 on 11/29/2017 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic circuit includes an electronic device, an input/output terminal, and a protection device. The electronic device includes a signal terminal to receive an input signal. The input/output terminal is configured to receive the input signal from a source external to the electronic circuit. The protection device is coupled to the electronic device and to the input/output terminal. The protection device is configured to protect the electronic device from voltage of the input signal exceeding a threshold. The protection device includes a first semiconductor region, a first contact, and a second contact. The first contact connects the first semiconductor region to the input/output terminal. The second contact connects the first semiconductor region to the signal terminal of the electronic device.

[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]


Embedded memory with enhanced channel stop implants
Patent No. 10593680 

Inventor(s): Mahalingam Nandakumar (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15826923 on 11/30/2017 (838 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit contains a logic MOS transistor and a memory MOS transistor of a same polarity. The logic MOS transistor has a logic channel stop layer. The memory MOS transistor has a memory channel stop layer. An average dopant density of the memory channel stop layer is higher than an average dopant density of the logic channel stop layer. The integrated circuit is formed by forming a global mask which exposes both the logic and memory MOS transistors. A global channel stop dose of dopants is implanted in the logic and memory MOS transistors. A memory mask is formed which exposes the memory MOS transistor and covers the logic MOS transistor. A memory channel stop dose of dopants of the same polarity is implanted into the memory MOS transistors. The memory channel stop dose of dopants is blocked from the logic MOS transistors.

[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 nor-type memory device and method of making the same
Patent No. 10593692 

Inventor(s): Hanan Borukhov (Rehovot, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966391 on 04/30/2018 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A NOR-type three-dimensional memory device includes a vertically alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, and laterally alternating sequences of respective active region pillars and respective memory stack structures. Each laterally alternating sequence is electrically isolated from the electrically conductive layers by a respective blocking dielectric layer at each level of the electrically conductive layers. Each memory stack structures include a memory film and a semiconductor channel material portion that vertically extend through the vertically alternating stack. The active region pillars include an alternating sequence of source pillar and drain pillars.

[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]


Isolated well contact in semiconductor devices
Patent No. 10593752 

Inventor(s): Bruce Lynn Pickelsimer (McKinney, TX), Patrick Robert Smith (Rockwall, TX), Terry James Bordelon, Jr. (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636173 on 06/28/2017 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit and method has an isolated well with an improved isolated well contact. The well contact diffusion is isolated from a device diffusion of opposite conductivity type within the isolated well by an isolation transistor gate.

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


Graphene FET with graphitic interface layer at contacts
Patent No. 10593763 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16211800 on 12/06/2018 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for forming a graphene FET includes providing a graphene layer having a surface. A first metal layer having a work function 4.3 eV is deposited on the graphene surface. The first metal layer is oxidized to form a first metal oxide layer. The first metal oxide layer is etched to provide open surface contact regions including a first and a second region of the graphene layer for providing a graphene surface source and drain contact. A second metal layer is deposited including a second metal layer portion providing a source with a source contact over the graphene surface source contact and a second metal layer portion providing a drain with a drain contact over the graphene surface drain contact. A grown-in graphitic interface layer is formed at an interface between the source contact and graphene surface source contact and the drain contact and graphene surface drain 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 electron mobility transistor (HEMT) device
Patent No. 10593764 

Inventor(s): Edward A. Beam, III (Plano, TX), Jinqiao Xie (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15299571 on 10/21/2016 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) device with epitaxial layers that include a gallium nitride (GaN) layer and an aluminum (Al) based layer having an interface with the GaN layer is disclosed. The Al based layer includes Al and an alloying element that is selected from Group IIIB transition metals of the periodic table of elements. The epitaxial layers are disposed over the substrate. A gate contact, a drain contact, and a source contact are disposed on a surface of the epitaxial layers such that the source contact and the drain contact are spaced apart from the gate contact and each other. The alloying element relieves lattice stress between the GaN layer and the Al based layer while maintaining a high sheet charge density within the HEMT device.

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


LDMOS with high-k drain STI dielectric
Patent No. 10593773 

Inventor(s): Alexei Sadovnikov (Sunnyvale, CA), Eugene C Davis (McKinney, TX), Pushpa Mahalingam (Richardson, TX), Umamaheswari Aghoram (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15720616 on 09/29/2017 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A laterally diffused metal oxide silicon (LDMOS) transistor and a method of making the LDMOS transistor are disclosed. The LDMOS transistor includes a drain drift region formed in a substrate and containing a drain contact region. A gate structure overlies a channel region in the substrate and a first shallow-trench isolation (STI) structure is formed between the drain contact region and the channel region. The first STI structure contains a high-k dielectric and a second STI structure contains silicon dioxide.

[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]


Forming replacement low-K spacer in tight pitch fin field effect transistors
Patent No. 10593780 

Inventor(s): Chun-Chen Yeh (Clifton Park, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA), Ruilong Xie (Niskayuna, NY), Xiuyu Cai (Niskayuna, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Tutunjian Bitetto, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15222261 on 07/28/2016 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device that a fin structure, and a gate structure present on a channel region of the fin structure. A composite spacer is present on a sidewall of the gate structure including an upper portion having a first dielectric constant, a lower portion having a second dielectric constant that is less than the first dielectric constant, and an etch barrier layer between sidewalls of the first and second portion of the composite spacer and the gate structure. The etch barrier layer may include an alloy including at least one of silicon, boron and carbon.

[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]


Scheme to align LDMOS drain extension to moat
Patent No. 10593795 

Inventor(s): Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15093277 on 04/07/2016 (1440 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit and method having an extended drain MOS transistor, wherein a diffused drain is deeper under a field oxide element in the drain than in a drift region under the gate. A field oxide hard mask layer is etched to define a drain field oxide trench area. Drain dopants are implanted through the drain field oxide trench area and a thermal drain drive is performed. Subsequently, the drain field oxide element is formed.

[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]


Modular low profile raceway to provide power and/or data connectivity
Patent No. 10594095 

Inventor(s): Clinton Strong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Legrand SA (Limoges, , FR)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364015 on 03/25/2019 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway may be provided that is capable of providing power and/or data connectivity to items (e.g., devices, articles of furniture, etc.) coupled to the raceway. The raceway may be low profile. The raceway may be disposed on floor and/or under floor. The raceway may include an integrated power housing. The raceway may include segments that are selected, as desired for an application configuration, and that are coupleable to each other or other components of the raceway (e.g., nodes, joints, etc.). The housing of component(s) of the raceway may include a base and wall(s) with at least curved section and at least one straight section.

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


Galvanic isolator
Patent No. 10594162 

Inventor(s): Bharadvaj Bhamidipati (Richardson, TX), Bradley A. Kramer (Plano, TX), Gregory E. Howard (Plano, TX), Mark W. Morgan (Allen, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15292156 on 10/13/2016 (1251 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system on a package (SOP) can include a galvanic isolator. The galvanic isolator can include an input stage configured to transmit an input RF signal in response to receiving an input modulated signal. The galvanic isolator can also include a resonant coupler electrically isolated from the input stage by a dielectric. The resonant coupler can be configured to filter the input RF signal and transmit an output RF signal in response to the input RF signal. The galvanic isolator can further include an output stage electrically isolated from the resonant coupler by the dielectric. The output stage can be configured to provide an output modulated signal in response to receiving the output RF signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Circuits and methods to linearize conversion gain in a DC-DC converter
Patent No. 10594215 

Inventor(s): Angelo W. Pereira (Allen, TX), Sujan K. Manohar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915304 on 03/08/2018 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include DC-DC power conversion systems, apparatus and methods for linearizing a DC-DC circuit conversion gain, including a gain circuit providing an output signal according to a gain value and the difference between a first compensation signal and a threshold signal, and a switching circuit selectively operative when the first compensation signal exceeds the threshold signal to linearize the conversion gain by providing a second compensation signal for pulse width modulation of at least one DC-DC converter switch according to the threshold signal and the gain circuit output signal.

[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]


Hysteresis timing scheme for mode transition in a buck boost converter
Patent No. 10594218 

Inventor(s): Xiaodong Zhan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Renesas Electronics America Inc. (Milpitas, CA)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16226482 on 12/19/2018 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: A buck boost converter includes a buck boost converter circuit to generate an output voltage in response to an input voltage, and a mode control logic circuit to generate a mode control signal to control an operation mode of the buck boost converter circuit to operate in one of a buck mode, a boost mode, and a buck-boost mode. The buck boost converter circuit includes an upper buck transistor coupled to an input voltage node, the input voltage node to receive the input voltage, an upper boost transistor coupled to an output voltage node, the output voltage node to output the output voltage, and an inductor coupled between the upper buck transistor and the upper boost transistor. The mode control signal is generated based on a first duty cycle of the upper buck transistor and a second duty cycle of the upper boost transistor.

[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]


Switch mode power supply for continuous conduction mode operation
Patent No. 10594224 

Inventor(s): Chengfu Chang (Keelung, , TW), Chuante Liu (Keelung, , TW), Pin-Hao Huang (New Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): DIODES INCORPORATED (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991919 on 05/29/2018 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-terminal rectifier includes a power MOSFET, a body diode, and a Schottky diode coupled between the first terminal and the second terminal. The two-terminal rectifier also has a power management circuit, a capacitor, a control circuit, and a driver circuit coupled between the first terminal and the second terminal. The two-terminal rectifier can be implemented in a two-pin package and can be used in a power converter for CCM operation.

[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]


Adjustable zero voltage to high voltage power supply
Patent No. 10594226 

Inventor(s): Braeden Reid Levine (Addison, TX), Erik Steven Haugarth (Addison, TX), Jan Simon Reuning (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): DEAN TECHNOLOGY INC. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Nolte Intellectual Property Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16538596 on 08/12/2019 (218 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable zero voltage to high voltage power supply electrically receives a voltage source and electronically receives a control signal. The adjustable zero voltage to high voltage power supply includes a first modulator generator, which provides an adjustable voltage signal equivalent to the operating range of the first modulator generator. A second modulator generator receives the adjustable voltage signal and produces a modulated signal. An adjustable pulse width modulator transmits a clock signal to the second modulator generator to control a frequency of the adjustable voltage signal and cause the second modulator generator to produce a modulated signal. A plurality of integrated circuits is configured to receive a control signal and feedback a signal to the first modulator generator and the adjustable pulse width modulator to change from a fixed frequency to a variable increasing frequency.

[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]


Converged motor drive control for brushless dc motor
Patent No. 10594237 

Inventor(s): Seil Oh (Plano, TX), Zachery S. Buckley (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15299029 on 10/20/2016 (1244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a timer to determine a time interval between successive commutation state changes of a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor. A speed calculator computes a speed of the BLDC motor based on the time interval. A threshold calculator determines a threshold based on the computed speed, the threshold specifying a calculation of back electromotive force (BEMF) and mutual inductance of the BLDC motor at a next state change of the BLDC motor. A state change trigger commands the next state change based on a measured voltage associated with a floating phase of the BLDC motor relative to the threshold.

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


Apparatus and method of reducing power consumption in a low intermediate frequency radio receiver
Patent No. 10594262 

Inventor(s): Oren E. Eliezer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Short Circuit Technologies LLC (Rochester, NY)
Law Firm: Zaretsky Group PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15650910 on 07/16/2017 (975 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel and useful apparatus and method for an image-interferer aware single quadrature RF downconversion (SQRD) low intermediate frequency (LIF) receiver and related power reduction techniques utilized therein. The invention applies zero-margin adaptive transceiver (ZMAT) design principles to considerably reduce the receiver”s power consumption in an adaptive fashion in accordance with the instantaneous reception conditions. In a low IF dual-branch (i.e. quadrature) downconversion receiver, the radio monitors the image strength and shuts off the receiver”s Q branch (or I branch) when image rejection is not needed (i.e. when the relative image strength is below a threshold), thus significantly reducing power consumption in the RF receiver. A zero IF receiver is switched to a SQRD low IF receiver of lower power consumption when the image interferer strength is low enough to allow for a given required level of performance.

[H03D] DEMODULATION OR TRANSFERENCE OF MODULATION FROM ONE CARRIER TO ANOTHER (masers, lasers H01S; circuits capable of acting both as modulator and demodulator H03C, e.g. balanced modulators H03C 1/54; details applicable to both modulators and frequency-changers H03C; demodulating pulses which have been modulated with a continuously-variable signal H03K 9/00; transforming types of pulse modulation H03K 11/00; relay systems, e.g. repeater stations H04B 7/14; demodulators adapted for digitally modulated-carrier systems H04L 27/00; synchronous demodulators adapted for colour television H04N 9/66)


Gallium nitride power amplifier
Patent No. 10594272 

Inventor(s): Jose Jimenez (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15847088 on 12/19/2017 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier having a plurality of amplifier stages integrated into a monolithic integrated circuit is disclosed. The plurality of amplifier stages is coupled together between a radio frequency signal input and a radio frequency signal output, wherein at least one of the plurality of amplifier stages includes a first GaN transistor that is configured to have a first breakdown voltage that is no more than 75% of a second breakdown voltage of a second GaN transistor included in a different one of the plurality of amplifier stages.

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


Combining power amplifiers at millimeter wave frequencies
Patent No. 10594279 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Krishnanshu Dandu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16370087 on 03/29/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system having a set of power amplifiers each having a primary inductive structure configured to provide an output signal. A secondary inductive structure is configured to inductively couple to each of the primary inductive structures. A transmission line is provided with a signal trace and a ground trace. The signal trace of the transmission line is connected to a first end of the secondary inductive structure. A return path from a second end of the secondary inductive structure is coupled via a resonant network to the ground trace of the transmission line, in which the return path is spaced away from the secondary inductive structure to minimize inductive coupling to the primary structures.

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


Branch-line coupler
Patent No. 10594291 

Inventor(s): Huairen Yi (Somerset, NJ), Zhengxiang Ma (Summit, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16028816 on 07/06/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A branch line coupler and active antenna system are provided. In an embodiment, the branch line coupler comprises four resonators. The four resonators are formed by a body and a grounded element. A resonator comprises a capacitor element and an inductor element. A first portion of the capacitor element comprises at least a portion of the body and a second portion comprises at least a portion of the grounded element. The inductor element is connected to the capacitor element in parallel. The inductor element comprises at least a portion of the body and extends to the grounded element. The first and second resonators are coupled by a first coupling, the second resonator and the third resonator are coupled by a second coupling, the third resonator and the fourth resonator are coupled by a second third coupling, and the fourth resonator and the first resonator are coupled by a fourth coupling.

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


Switching rate monitoring and control
Patent No. 10594315 

Inventor(s): Nathan Schemm (Rowlett, TX), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX), Rajdeep Bondade (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15651897 on 07/17/2017 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus to monitor and control a switching rate in a switch includes a differentiator circuit including a capacitor and a configurable resistor. The differentiator circuit further includes an input terminal of the capacitors configured to receive a first voltage from a switch and a differentiator node configured to receive a differentiated voltage based on the first voltage. The apparatus includes a peak detector circuit coupled to the differentiator node and configured to detect a peak value of the differentiated voltage. The apparatus further includes a driver circuit coupled to the peak detector circuit and configured to adjust a control signal to the switch responsive to the detected peak value of the differentiated voltage.

[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]


Leakage signal cancellation
Patent No. 10594358 

Inventor(s): Hsing Kuo Lo (San Diego, CA), Lixi Wu (San Diego, CA), Luzhou Xu (Santa Clara, CA), Ricky Lap Kei Cheung (San Diego, CA), Yuan Su (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15493751 on 04/21/2017 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and systems having detection apparatus operable to cancel or reduce leakage signal originating from a source signal being generated and transmitted from a transmitter. A leakage cancellation signal can be generated digitally, converted to an analog signal, and then subtracted in the analog domain from a received signal to provide a leakage-reduced signal for use in detection and analysis of objects. A digital cancellation signal may be generated by generating a cancellation signal in the frequency domain and converting it to the time domain. Optionally, an estimate of a residual leakage signal can be generated and applied to reduce residual leakage remaining in the leakage-reduced signal. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods can be implemented in a variety of applications.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Enhanced channel hopping sequence
Patent No. 10594360 

Inventor(s): Kumaran Vijayasankar (Allen, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX), Timothy Schmidl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14983136 on 12/29/2015 (1540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for enhanced channel hopping sequence is described. A pseudo random channel hopping sequence is redistributed using certain system specific parameters for separating adjacent transmission channels within a predetermined number of consecutive transmission channel numbers in the random channel hopping sequence to improve inter-channel interference between adjacent transmission channels.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Frequency division multiple antenna distribution
Patent No. 10594370 

Inventor(s): Zhengxiang Ma (Summit, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16115349 on 08/28/2018 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus of a base station can include an antenna array comprising a plurality of antenna elements, and processing circuitry coupled to the antenna array. The processing circuitry is configured to perform operations including generating a plurality of sub-carrier signals using a carrier signal. A sub-carrier pattern formed from a subset of the plurality of sub-carrier signals is selected. Each signal in the subset of sub-carrier signals corresponds to a different antenna element in a subset of the plurality of antenna elements. The sub-carrier signals are transmitted using the subset of antenna elements. Each of the sub-carrier signals is transmitted with a transmission power corresponding to a transmission weight of a plurality of transmission weights. During the transmitting, the sub-carrier pattern is transitioned throughout the antenna array to adjust the transmission power for each of the sub-carrier signals in the sub-carrier pattern.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Codebook subset restriction for full-dimension MIMO
Patent No. 10594373 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Murphy, Bilak Homiller, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15773796 on 11/07/2016 (1226 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, in a radio network node, comprises identifying, among a predetermined codebook of precoding matrix codewords, a subset of precoding matrix codewords that are not to be reported by the wireless device in channel-state-information, CSI, feedback, and transmitting, to the wireless device, a bitmap identifying the subset of precoding matrix codewords that are not to be reported by the wireless device; where each bit in the bitmap corresponds to only one combination of a first dimension index l[subscript]1 [/subscript]and a second dimension index l[subscript]2 [/subscript]out of the possible combinations of the first dimension index l[subscript]1 [/subscript]and the second dimension index l[subscript]2[/subscript], and where the first dimension index l[subscript]1 [/subscript]and the second dimension index l[subscript]2 [/subscript]identify a two-dimensional beam, the two-dimensional beam being defined by a vector of complex numbers comprised within at least one column of a precoding matrix codeword in the codebook.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Optically enabled multi-chip modules including optical engine macros
Patent No. 10594402 

Inventor(s): Jimmy Alan Tatum (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Finisar Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15369770 on 12/05/2016 (1198 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optically enabled multi-chip module has an optical engine transceiver and a host system chip. The optical engine transceiver has an optical engine front-end and an optical engine macro. The optical engine front-end has multiple laser diodes, laser driver circuitry electrically interfaced with each of the laser diodes, multiple photodiodes, amplifier circuitry electrically interfaced with each of the photodiodes, and at least one optical element optically positioned between the laser diodes and at least one optical fiber and between the photodiodes and the at least one optical fiber. The at least one optical element optically interfaces the laser diodes and photodiodes with the optical fiber. The optical engine macro is both electrically interfaced with and physically segregated from the optical engine front-end. The optical engine macro provides a subset of optical transceiver functionality to the optical engine front-end. The host system chip is electrically interfaced with the optical engine transceiver.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for sharing a control channel for carrier aggregation
Patent No. 10594467 

Inventor(s): Sean McBeath (Irving, TX), Zhijun Cai (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD. (Dongguan, Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16007866 on 06/13/2018 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates, the method comprising the steps of identifying the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, based on the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant.

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


Expansion of packet data within processing pipeline
Patent No. 10594630 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Barefoot Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Compass IP Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835233 on 12/07/2017 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a network forwarding IC with packet processing pipelines, at least one of which includes a parser, a set of match-action stages, and a deparser. The parser is configured to receive a packet and generate a PHV including a first number of data containers storing data for the packet. A first match-action stage is configured to receive the PHV from the parser and expand the PHV to a second, larger number of data containers storing data for the packet. Each of a set of intermediate match-action stage is configured to receive the expanded PHV from a previous stage and provide the expanded PHV to a subsequent stage. A final match-action stage is configured to receive the expanded PHV and reduce the PHV to the first number of data containers. The deparser is configured to receive the reduced PHV from the final match-action stage and reconstruct the packet.

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


Authenticating access to a computing resource using facial recognition based on involuntary facial movement
Patent No. 10594690 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15814563 on 11/16/2017 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an authentication system comprises memory operable to store instructions and processing circuitry operable to execute the instructions, whereby the authentication system is operable to provide a stimulus that causes an involuntary facial movement of a user. The authentication system is further operable to receive user data in response to the stimulus. The user data depicts the involuntary facial movement of the user. The authentication system is further operable to perform authentication based on comparing the user data to validation data associated with the user. The validation data comprises a previously validated depiction of the involuntary facial movement caused by exposing the user to the stimulus.

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


Intelligent event streaming
Patent No. 10594760 

Inventor(s): Habib Madani (Richardson, TX), Sanqi Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15452257 on 03/07/2017 (1106 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments include devices and methods structured to provide an intelligent event processing offload, which can facilitate an efficient, geo-distributed tiered scalable event streaming and processing interconnect through an embedded adapter interconnect. Event streams received in a data handler from one or more networks can be separated into partitions. The loading of the event streams into the partitions can be tracked to balance the loading by controlling the number of partitions used. Packets of each partition can be sent to a respective reactive router that resides in a controlling application for further processing. Additional devices, systems, and methods can be implemented in a variety of applications.

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


Authentication and control of incoming communication
Patent No. 10594858 

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: 16148407 on 10/01/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: An incoming communication processing system and method is disclosed for providing communication and data services to residents of a controlled facility. Specifically, the incoming communication processing system allows outside parties to initiate communications to residents of a controlled facility. The incoming communication processing system may work in conjunction with or separately from an outgoing communication processing system. Many restrictions and safeguards may be implemented within the incoming communication system in order to prevent improper use.

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


Systems and methods for predictive personalization and intelligent routing
Patent No. 10594866 

Inventor(s): Tina Groat (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (Minnetonka, MN)
Law Firm: Seyfarth Shaw LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16123714 on 09/06/2018 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligently routing a member of an organization to a single point-of-contact within an optimized, secure network to address all the member”s healthcare needs are described. The disclosed intelligent routing configurations transform and process, in real-time, vast amounts of member data to generate aggregated diagnoses and a member score specific to each member”s household. The scores, among other things, are used to determine an identification of special needs and an appropriate advocate within the organization to route the member, and its account file containing real-time member and household level data.

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


Distributed multi-aperture camera array
Patent No. 10594951 

Inventor(s): Jordan David Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Martin Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890945 on 02/07/2018 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic camera assembly includes a circuit board and a plurality of sensor facets. Each sensor facet is coupled to a respective one of a plurality of facet locations on one side of the circuit board. Each sensor facet includes a plurality of sensor pixels. Each sensor facet can capture light at a plurality of capture resolutions. Each sensor facet includes a selectable capture resolution from the plurality of capture resolutions. Each sensor facet is individually addressable such that the plurality of sensor facets are configurable to provide heterogeneous capture resolutions. Each particular facet location is configured to transmit signals from a particular sensor facet that is electrically coupled to the particular facet location to a display, thereby displaying light on the display that corresponds to light captured at a particular selected capture resolution by the particular sensor facet.

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


Noise suppression filter parameter estimation for video coding
Patent No. 10595019 

Inventor(s): Haitao Yang (Shenzhen, , CN), Jiali Fu (Shenzhen, , CN), Jiantong Zhou (Shenzhen, , CN), Jose Alvarez (Santa Clara, CA), Roman Chernyak (Moscow, , RU), Shan Gao (Shenzhen, , CN), Shan Liu (San Jose, CA), Victor Stepin (Moscow,
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16119016 on 08/31/2018 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanism of video coding is provided. The mechanism includes generating a reconstructed video frame. Noise suppression filter parameters are determined by partitioning the reconstructed video frame into blocks and matching the blocks to create patches. The noise suppression filter parameters are then determined based on the patches by creating a transformed matrix of patch frequencies. The noise suppression filter parameters include a noise estimation parameter that is a function of patch frequency. The noise suppression filter parameters are then employed to apply a noise suppression filter to the reconstructed video frame.

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


Modified coding for transform skipping
Patent No. 10595024 

Inventor(s): Dake He (Waterloo, , CA), Gaelle Christine Martin-Cocher (Toronto, , CA), Jing Wang (Waterloo, , CA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286554 on 02/26/2019 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and devices for modified coding of blocks of residuals in the case of transform skipping. To better align the data with assumptions upon which the entropy coding scheme is based, the block of residual data is permuted at the encoder prior to entropy coding. The block of reconstructed data is then inverse permuted at the decoder to recover the reconstructed block of residuals. The permutation may include 180 rotation of the block, which may be of particular benefit in the case of intra-coded residuals.

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


Decoding device and decoding method
Patent No. 10595036 

Inventor(s): Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP), Shuo Lu (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14402454 on 06/21/2013 (2461 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present technology relates to a decoding device and a decoding method capable of reducing the amount of information relating to information specifying a reference image. A reception unit receives inter_ref_pic_set_prediction_flag representing whether reference image specifying information specifying a reference image, which is used for generating a predicted image, of a prior image that is an image prior to a current coding image in coding order that is transmitted in a case where the current coding image is an image other than a first image of a GOP (Group of Picture) is used as the reference image specifying information of the current coding image. The present technology, for example, can be applied to a decoding device of an HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) system.

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


Server for providing television and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10595074 

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15693821 on 09/01/2017 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sever for providing television and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the server includes a network interface controller that is configured to receive a source internet protocol television signal, which includes two channels, from an external source and at least partially prepare the source internet protocol signal in order to forward the signal to a television. The server saves in a buffer the at least partially prepared second channel beginning at a recent periodic, sequential signal access point. In response to receiving a channel request instruction from a requesting television when the server is forwarding the at least partially prepared first channel signal, the server forwards the at least partially prepared signal based on the second channel stored in the buffer beginning at the recent periodic, sequential signal access point.

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


Inferring user equipment location data based on sector transition
Patent No. 10595164 

Inventor(s): Herani Soewarto Brotman (Frisco, TX), Rudolph Mappus (Plano, 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: 15989143 on 05/24/2018 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Determining a location of a user equipment (UE) based on historical location data and historical sector transition data is disclosed. A correlation between historic location information and a historic sector transition can be determined. The correlation can be stored in a searchable data set. A location of a current UE can be inferred based on a sector transition of the current UE. The sector transition of the current UE can be searched against the data set to indicate a likely location of the current UE based on historical information. The searchable data set can be based on sparse location data enabling location determinations for a current UE that can otherwise lack location services. Moreover, an order of a sector transition can imbue a directionality to stored location information such that a likely location in a sector can be correlated to a transition from a prior sector of a network session of the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enhancements to eMBMS for group communication
Patent No. 10595168 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14781099 on 03/29/2013 (2545 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various communications may benefit from enhancements for group communication. For example, evolved packet system including an evolved multimedia broadcast/multicast service may benefit from such enhancements. For example, a method may include preparing a list of area names, identities, or both area names and identities to a network element. Moreover, a method may also include requesting the network to broadcast data to a broadcast area defined by the list. The list can define an allowed area, a broadcast area, or both.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enabling cross-layer receiver oriented dynamic multicast in cellular access
Patent No. 10595222 

Inventor(s): Asit Chakraborti (Pleasanton, CA), Aytac Azgin (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA), Syed Obaid Amin (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027837 on 07/05/2018 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment (UE) for enabling cross-layer receiver oriented dynamic multicast in cellular access. The method includes receiving an information-centric networking content-identifier (ICN-CID) from an application. The method generates a content medium access control identifier (CMAC-ID) using the ICN-CID. The CMAC-ID maps the ICN-CID to a medium access control (MAC) layer.

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


System, method, and computer-readable medium for user equipment handoff within an IP-femtocell network
Patent No. 10595257 

Inventor(s): Christopher Martin Edward Osborn (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15974501 on 05/08/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for provisioning communication services by an IP-based femtocell network is provided. Service of a user equipment may be transferred from one femtocell to another femtocell via a femtocell handoff procedure. Femtocell systems of the femtocell network perform link quality measurements and may distribute the link quality measurements to neighbor femtocells. A femtocell system may periodically evaluate the link quality with the user equipment. If an evaluation is made that the user equipment needs to be transferred to another site, the servicing femtocell site may evaluate the most recent link quality measurements received from neighboring femtocell sites and select a femtocell site for handoff. In the event that the femtocell network is deployed in an area serviced by a macrocellular network, handoff routines may provide preference for transferring the user equipment to a target femtocell system rather than a macrocell site.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for common control channels in a communications system
Patent No. 10595303 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Jianghua Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qiang Wu (Beijing, , CN), 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: 15974564 on 05/08/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a communications controller includes selecting a search space configuration out of a set of candidate search space configurations for a user equipment served by the communications controller, wherein the search space configuration specifies one or more search spaces to be monitored out of a set of search spaces, and signaling the selected search space configuration to the user equipment. The method provided in this embodiment can be applied to communication systems, such as V2X, LTE-V, V2V, Internet of Vehicles, MTC, IoT, LTE-M, M2M, Internet of Things, etc.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel of a mobile communication system
Patent No. 10595307 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153013 on 10/05/2018 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel is disclosed. A first example method disclosed herein includes receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a downlink control channel carrying a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource indicator, mapping the PUCCH resource indicator to a first offset, mapping a position of the downlink control channel to a second offset, and mapping a linear combination of the first and second offsets to an index identifying a first PUCCH resource. A second example method disclosed herein includes, in response to receiving, at a UE, an indication of a dynamic resource offset in an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) transmitted in a first ePDCCH set, determining a position of the ePDCCH and a subframe offset, and processing the indication of the dynamic resource offset, the position and the subframe offset to determine an allocated uplink control channel resource for the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for interference coordination in wireless communications systems
Patent No. 10595321 

Inventor(s): Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), 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: 15955106 on 04/17/2018 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reducing interference at a first transmission point (TP) includes receiving a blanking bitmap from a second TP, the blanking bitmap includes an indicator of an interval of time when transmissions occurring on a transmission beam originating from the second TP are adjusted to reduce interference to the first TP, and scheduling communications for a user equipment (UE) served by the first TP in accordance with the blanking bitmap.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Communicating with a wireless device via at least two access nodes
Patent No. 10595354 

Inventor(s): Ankur Sharma (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprint Spectrum L.P. (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902377 on 02/22/2018 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dual connectivity operations described herein include splitting a PDU into at least first and second portions of data addressed to or from first and/or second network addresses of a wireless device respectively, and modifying a source/destination address of the second portion of data from the first network address to the second network address in the downlink direction, and from the second network address to the first network address in the uplink direction. Uniquely-marked bearers set up between relay access nodes and donor access nodes (and gateways associated therewith) enable transmission of portions of data to and from the different network addresses.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Shirt
Patent No. D878008 

Inventor(s): Flecia Mosley (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29663716 on 09/18/2018 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Hanging rack
Patent No. D878099 

Inventor(s): Kathleen A. Glidewell (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29627553 on 11/28/2017 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combination headrest and lumbar support
Patent No. D878107 

Inventor(s): Gregg A. Cohen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Letronics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Washam PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29658637 on 08/01/2018 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Control grip
Patent No. D878258 

Inventor(s): Carey Cannon (Colleyville, TX), James Gibson (Heath, TX), William Kyle Heironimus (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675582 on 01/03/2019 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bumper assembly for a model vehicle
Patent No. D878283 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29623948 on 10/27/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Battery hold-down apparatus
Patent No. D878294 

Inventor(s): Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29540013 on 09/19/2015 (1641 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Coin tray
Patent No. D878456 

Inventor(s): David Scott Frank (Coppell, TX), Mark K. Levenick (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Revolution Retail Systems LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29653567 on 06/15/2018 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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