Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of Aug 3

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  AirWatch's remotely restricting client devices
•  Allied Bioscience's antimicrobial coatings for medical implements and devices
•  Anametric's system for quantum coherence preservation of qubits
•  Capital One's behavioral data analytics platform
•  Golabs' hoverboard
•  Lintec of America's hook and loop artificial muscles
•  Smurfit Kappa North America's cold chain packaging
•  Solar Hardscapes' landscape pavers for ground installation of photovoltaic panels
•  Ventamatic's climate smart fan ventilation

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. 3, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 9
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 13
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 12
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 8
G: PHYSICS 50
H: ELECTRICITY 47
DESIGN: 8


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 28
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 17
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 6
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) 4
AT&T Intellectual Properties (Atlanta, GA) 4
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering (Plano) 4
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA) 3
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 3

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake) 2
Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller) 2
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 2
Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2
Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth) 2
Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 2
Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Hook and lattice adjustable wreath hanger
Patent No. 11076534 

Inventor(s): Jeffery J. Kacines (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
Roger N. Chauza, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16705513 on 12/06/2019 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable over-the-door hanger for suspending an item at a desired vertical location with respect to the door. A fixed hanger part includes a hanger for engaging over an upper edge of the door. The fixed hanger part has plural rows of holes and plural columns of holes and plural hook members. An adjustable hook part of the over-the-door hanger has a hook for hanging a decorative item therefrom. The adjustable hook part further includes plural rows and plural columns of holes and plural hook members. The fixed hanger part and the adjustable hook part are engaged together by engaging the hook members of the fixed hanger part extension strip with the holes of the adjustable hook part extension strip, and vice versa. The vertical adjustment of both the hook and thus the decorative item is obtained by selecting which holes in a row are to be used for insertion of the respective hook members. A stopper can be employed to maintain the parts engaged together.

[A01G] HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)


Hook and loop artificial muscles
Patent No. 11076660 

Inventor(s): Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)

Law Firm:
Greenblum Bernstein P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16556863 on 08/30/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for manufacturing a separable artificial muscle fastener includes: securing one or more muscle loops of an artificial muscle fiber to a substrate such that at least a portion of the one or more muscle loops extends out from the substrate; annealing the artificial muscle fiber to retain the one or more muscle loops; and cutting and removing a portion of the one or more muscle loops to transform the one or more muscle loops into one or more muscle hooks. When the one or more muscle hooks are engaged with one or more holders, actuating the one or more muscle hooks disengages the one or more muscle hooks from the one or more holders.

[A44B] BUTTONS, PINS, BUCKLES, SLIDE FASTENERS, OR THE LIKE (fastenings specially adapted for footwear A43C)


Container and stand for a portable device
Patent No. 11076665 

Inventor(s): Stanley Ewing Greene (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
Papalas PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16386220 on 04/16/2019 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiment describe a container for a device that has two functional modes. In the first mode, the container holds the device for transport. In the second mode, the container acts as a stand for the device and holds the device for use by a user. In one embodiment, the container is made from recycled materials.

[A45C] PURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS


Multiple connection drive shaft
Patent No. 11076871 

Inventor(s): Milton F. Barnes (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic PS Medical, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)

Law Firm:
Harness, Dickey Pierce, P.L.C. (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252858 on 08/31/2016 (1798 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system to engage a plurality of tools. In the system a drive shaft and collet may be assembled to engage and disengage, selectively, a plurality of tools. User selection may allow use of a plurality of tools during a procedure or during a plurality of procedures.

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


Instrumentation and surgical method for image-guided microendoscopic decompression
Patent No. 11076920 

Inventor(s): Andrew K. Simpson (Boston, MA)
Assignee(s): Microendoscopic Spine Institute, LLC (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051692 on 08/01/2018 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: Instrumentation for microendoscopic surgery comprises a retractor system including a navigated initial probe, nested retractors and a navigated final tubular retractor defining an interior passage extending between a proximal end and a distal working end. A multi-planar navigation marker including a plurality of spaced-apart, radiopaque marker bodies can be mounted to the tubular retractor at a predetermined multi-planar spatial and rotational relation to the distal working end. The retractor can optionally include systems for fluid irrigation and suction with differential activation allows for the option of maintaining a dry surgical field or a submerged surgical field depending on the surgeon”s preference during various portions of the procedure. The instrumentation can also include a camera for direct viewing and navigated burrs and/or navigated osteotomes, which allow the surgeon to use direct visualization and/or information from instrument localization on multi-planar images depending on surgeon facility resources.

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


Payment terminal sanitizing device
Patent No. 11077218 

Inventor(s): Grace Rose Gagnon (Garland, TX), Patrick Gagnon (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
Boudwin Intellectual Property (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17208311 on 03/22/2021 (134 days app to issue)

Abstract: A payment terminal sanitizing device includes a housing having a base member configured to removably secure to a payment terminal. The base member includes tabs and slots that engage corresponding tabs and slots on the payment terminal. A top cover is removably secured to the base member. The sides of the top cover and base member curve outwardly to form an interior volume between the top cover and base portion. The interior volume includes a plurality of brackets configured to support individual UV lights that are positioned on opposing sides of the interior of the housing. The UV lights are operably connected to a power source, such as a wall outlet, for example. The UV lights are oriented such that they illuminate or irradiate the input mechanisms of the payment terminal, in order to prevent the spread of germs between individual users of the payment terminal.

[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]


Antimicrobial coatings for medical implements and medical devices
Patent No. 11077234 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Daniel Moros (New York, NY), Gavri Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Jie Fang (Delta, , CA), Misagh Alipour (Surrey, , CA)
Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938417 on 03/28/2018 (1224 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides antimicrobial coating compositions that are used to form residual antimicrobial coatings on medical implements and medical devices including the components of medical equipment such as CPAP/BiPAP machines. Antimicrobial coating compositions comprise at least one of an organosilane (R[superscript]1[/superscript]O)[subscript]3[/subscript]SiR[superscript]2[/superscript]Z, an organic amine R[superscript]9[/superscript]R[superscript]10[/superscript]R[superscript]11[/superscript]N, a titanium (IV) species, a 1,2-diol, an -hydroxy acid, -hydroxy acid, and an organosilane grafted parylene polymer, wherein R[superscript]1 [/superscript]is H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl or substituted aryl, R[superscript]2 [/superscript]is a bivalent linker, Z is a nucleophile, leaving group, or quaternary nitrogen substituent, and R[superscript]9[/superscript], R[superscript]10[/superscript], and R[superscript]11 [/superscript]are independently H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl or cyclic.

[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 flow therapy with built-in oxygen concentrator
Patent No. 11077279 

Inventor(s): George C. Dungan, II (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Vapotherm, Inc. (Exeter, NH)

Law Firm:
White Case LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15251185 on 08/30/2016 (1799 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering a heated and humidified mixture of oxygen and air are provided. The apparatus includes an air compressor and oxygen concentrator enclosed in the housing of a vapor transfer system. The air compressor supplies air at a first pressure to a gas inlet. The oxygen concentrator provides oxygen at a second pressure to the gas inlet. The oxygen concentrator and the air compressor are in fluid communication and are configured such that the first pressure of the compressed air and the second pressure of the oxygen are about equal. The apparatus includes a vapor transfer system having a gas passage, a liquid passage having heated liquid and vapor, and a membrane that separates the gas passage and liquid passage. The membrane is positioned to transfer vapor from the liquid passage to the gas passage.

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


Non-occluding balloon for cardiovascular drug delivery
Patent No. 11077287 

Inventor(s): Brett Allyn Williams (North Oaks, MN), Vijay Sitharam Ramanath (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ANLVR, LLC (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148221 on 10/01/2018 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-occluding drug-coated balloon catheter device for use in a blood vessel transporting blood comprises a catheter shaft including a guidewire lumen, a fluid lumen and a connector port. A balloon is mounted on the catheter shaft and includes an outer envelope surrounding the guidewire lumen in fluid communication with the fluid lumen; a drug coating applied on the exterior surface of the outer envelope; and at least one bypass lumen forming a passage extending from the proximal end of the outer envelope to the distal end of the outer envelope. When the balloon is positioned in a blood vessel and inflated, the exterior surface of the outer envelope presses the drug coating against the blood vessel and the bypass lumen is open between the distal end of the outer envelope and the proximal end of the outer envelope such that blood transport continues through the bypass lumen.

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


 

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

Separated gas stream point of use abatement device
Patent No. 11077401 

Inventor(s): Philip J. Catalano (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HIGHVAC CORPORATION (Colorado Springs, CO)

Law Firm:
Moser Taboada (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16412384 on 05/14/2019 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of point-of-use (POU) abatement device and methods of abating a plurality of gas streams from a corresponding plurality of processing chambers are provided herein. In some embodiments, a compact POU abatement device includes a plurality of inlets respectively coupled to a plurality of process chambers in which each of the process chambers gas streams is isolated from the other gas streams. In some embodiments, the compact POU abatement device can include a plurality of oxidation devices and a corresponding plurality of wet scrubber columns each directly coupled to ones of the plurality of inlets to receive a gas stream from a corresponding process chamber.

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


Shaving systems
Patent No. 11077569 

Inventor(s): Craig A. Provost (Newport Beach, CA), John W. Griffin (Moultonborough, NH), William E. Tucker (Plymouth, MA)
Assignee(s): SHAVELOGIC, INC. (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698605 on 11/27/2019 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: Shaving assemblies are disclosed that include a blade unit, an interface element configured to connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, and a return element disposed between the blade unit and interface element. The return element serves as interface piece, connector and pivot all in one. Shaving systems including such shaving assemblies are also disclosed, as are methods of using such shaving systems.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Concrete picket fence replacement
Patent No. 11077584 

Inventor(s): Ray Brooks (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506428 on 07/09/2019 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concrete Picket Fence Replacement is an innovative upgrade to designer and durable fencing, comprising the strength of concrete, steel, and stone to create a series of interlocking panels, capable of resisting the destructive forces of wind, water, fire, and deterioration from insects and animals. In preferred embodiments, a strong matrix of Concrete Picket Fence boards are adhered vertically along a horizontal metal pipe by welding metal points of contact, creating a solid fence panel anchored to the ground by metal fence posts secured by concrete. To date, concrete and steel have not been combined in such fashion. The return will be a conservation of trees and lower costs due to loss, theft, and replacement cost.

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


Assembly fixture with anisotropic thermal properties
Patent No. 11077596 

Inventor(s): David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Douglas K. Wolfe (Denton, TX), James A. Cordell (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)

Law Firm:
Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16814622 on 03/10/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an assembly fixture may include a base structure including a plurality of strands of a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic material comprising a thermoplastic embedded with a plurality of reinforcement fibers, wherein the plurality of reinforcement fibers is aligned within each strand of the plurality of strands, and wherein the base structure further comprises an anisotropic thermal expansion property based on an orientation of the plurality of reinforcement fibers within the base structure, The assembly fixture may further include a plurality of fastening structures coupled to the base structure, wherein the plurality of fastening structures is configured to fasten a plurality of components of a composite structure for assembly using a heated bonding process.

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


Method for repairing a composite part
Patent No. 11077628 

Inventor(s): Denver Ray Whitworth (North Richland Hills, TX), Vance Newton Cribb (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)

Law Firm:
Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566580 on 09/10/2019 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for repairing damage to a composite part includes creating an aperture through the composite part and preparing the surfaces surrounding the aperture on both sides of the part; inserting a plurality of resin impregnated fibers through the aperture and spreading the end portions of the plurality of fibers radially against the prepared surfaces on both sides of the part; and maintaining contact of the plurality of fibers with the prepared surfaces while the resin cures.

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


Auto rack car conversions and deck adjustments
Patent No. 11077868 

Inventor(s): Brant R. McGhee (Arlington, TX), Jerry W. Vande Sande (Dallas, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC. (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16550635 on 08/26/2019 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a panel, a fastener, and a cushion. The panel is coupled to a side of a railcar. The fastener engages the panel. A vertical position of the fastener on the panel is adjustable. The cushion is coupled to the fastener. The cushion extends from the side of the railcar towards an interior of the railcar and prevents the side of the railcar from contacting an object stored in the railcar.

[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)


Fluid delivery device
Patent No. 11077936 

Inventor(s): Charles Speller (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)

Law Firm:
Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874967 on 01/19/2018 (1292 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid delivery device includes a body and a reed. The body has a primary inflow passage, a secondary inflow passage, and an outflow passage. The reed is disposed at least partially within the body. The reed is configured to move to a first position when a fluid flows from the primary inflow passage and move to a second position when the fluid flows from the secondary inflow passage.

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


Low observable aircraft having tandem lateral lift fans
Patent No. 11077939 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX), Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)

Law Firm:
Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833619 on 03/29/2020 (492 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft operable to transition between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a forward flight orientation. The aircraft has a blended wing body and includes an engine, a binary lift fan system, a forced air bypass system and an exhaust system. The engine has a turboshaft mode and a turbofan mode. The lift fan system includes a plurality of ducted fans in a tandem lateral orientation. In the VTOL orientation of the aircraft, the engine is in the turboshaft mode coupled to the lift fan system such that the engine provides rotational energy to the ducted fans generating the thrust-borne lift. In the forward flight orientation of the aircraft, the engine is in the turbofan mode coupled to the forced air bypass system such that the bypass air combines with the engine exhaust in the exhaust system to provide forward thrust generating the wing-borne lift.

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


Propulsion systems for low observable aircraft
Patent No. 11077951 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX), Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)

Law Firm:
Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833621 on 03/29/2020 (492 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion system for an aircraft operable to transition between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a forward flight orientation. The propulsion system includes an turboshaft engine, a lift fan system, a forced air bypass system and an exhaust system. The engine has a turboshaft mode and a turbofan mode. The lift fan system includes at least one ducted fan. In the VTOL orientation of the aircraft, the engine is in the turboshaft mode coupled to the lift fan system such that the engine provides rotational energy to the at least one ducted fan generating the thrust-borne lift. In the forward flight orientation of the aircraft, the engine is in the turbofan mode coupled to the forced air bypass system such that the bypass air combines with the engine exhaust in the exhaust system to provide forward thrust generating the wing-borne lift.

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


Selectable barrier filtration system
Patent No. 11077957 

Inventor(s): Bradley Robert Henson (Mansfield, TX), David Haynes (Arlington, TX), David L. Miller (North Richland Hills, TX), Thomas Dewey Parsons (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)

Law Firm:
Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15878075 on 01/23/2018 (1288 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air intake system (AIS) has a plenum and an inlet barrier filter associated with the plenum, through which air can selectively enter the plenum. The AIS also has an inlet duct associated with the plenum, through which air can selectively enter the plenum. The AIS also has a bypass door associated with the inlet duct, the bypass door being configured to selectively change an amount of air allowed to pass through the inlet duct. The AIS also has a filter airflow change device configured to change an amount of airflow allowed through the inlet barrier filter.

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


Cold chain packaging
Patent No. 11078008 

Inventor(s): Gregory Vorce Hall (Dallas, TX), Jeroen Joop Dankbaar (Dallas, TX), Rafael Gonzalez Rosas (San Ysidro, CA), Renuka Deshpande (Rowland Heights, CA)
Assignee(s): Smurfit Kappa North America LLC (Irving, TX)

Law Firm:
Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287068 on 02/27/2019 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: An insulating insert for a packaging system includes six pockets and multiple sealed dividers. The six pockets are rectangular in shape and are each filled with an insulating material. The six pockets include a bottom pocket configured to contact a bottom inside surface of a box, four side pockets each configured to contact a respective side inside surface of the box, and a top pocket configured to contact a top inside surface of the box when the insulating insert is placed into the box. Each sealed divider is located between two adjacent pockets. The sealed dividers provide fold locations to permit the insulating insert to be folded and installed within the box so that each of the six pockets contacts a respective inside surface of the box.

[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


Cap for refillable tote
Patent No. 11078012 

Inventor(s): Matthew David Aston (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)

Law Firm:
Ramey and Schwaller, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883217 on 07/29/2016 (1831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cap with refill capability and the ability to track various aspects of the tote, cap, and equipment has been developed for use on chemical totes. It provides the ability to refill the tote without removing the cap and remove water from the fluid and air in the hose.

[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


Automatic assembly of glueless pocketed spring units
Patent No. 11078070 

Inventor(s): Martin Wolfson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864576 on 01/08/2018 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for no-glue pocketed spring unit construction. Rows of pocketed springs modules, comprising more than two pocketed springs surrounding a central hole, can be automatically loaded onto an assembler; pocketed spring-surrounded openings can be automatically aligned with welding phalanges; and probe/anvil welding pairs can be inserted into modules in different rows of modules, closed around polymer pocket fabric, and activated to weld rows of modules together without glue; without a user manually loading rows of modules onto the assembler.

[B68G] METHODS, EQUIPMENT, OR MACHINES FOR USE IN UPHOLSTERING; UPHOLSTERY NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

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

2,2-difluoropropionamide derivatives of bardoxolone methyl, polymorphic forms and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 11078230 

Inventor(s): Andrea Decker (Basel, , CH), Eric Anderson (Southlake, TX), Xiaofeng Liu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): REATA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Irving, TX)

Law Firm:
Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15622568 on 06/14/2017 (1511 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the compound:

[C07J] STEROIDS (seco-steroids C07C) [2]


Crenolanib for treating FLT3 mutated proliferative disorders associated mutations
Patent No. 11078541 

Inventor(s): Vinay K. Jain (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799684 on 10/31/2017 (1372 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Landscape pavers for ground installation of photovoltaic panels
Patent No. 11078632 

Inventor(s): Joe Don Byles (New Braunfels, TX)
Assignee(s): Solar Hardscapes, LLC (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
The Culbertson Group, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16803898 on 02/27/2020 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A landscape paver includes a PV panel and a frame. The PV panel includes one or more PV cells and is operable to provide electrical power at a panel output terminal in response to operating light incident on a panel upper surface. The frame extends along the panel peripheral edge and defines a frame inside surface which, together with a lower panel surface, defines a base volume. A molded base material is located in the base volume. A light-transmissive paver cover material extends over the panel first surface and over at least a portion of a frame outside surface which faces away from the base volume. The landscape paver may be incorporated in a landscape installation and connected with other such pavers in the installation to provide a ground mounted PV panel array which also functions as a hardscape such as a walkway or patio.

[E01C] CONSTRUCTION OF, OR SURFACES FOR, ROADS, SPORTS GROUNDS, OR THE LIKE; MACHINES OR AUXILIARY TOOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR (forming road or like surfaces by compacting or grading snow or ice E01H)


Applying a release material to a shingle during manufacturing
Patent No. 11078669 

Inventor(s): Alex Alekhine (Irving, TX), Chris Freeborg (Irving, TX), Kyle Davis (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): TAMKO Building Products LLC (Galena, KS)

Law Firm:
Cochran Freund Young LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16288470 on 02/28/2019 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a release material that can be applied as a liquid, gel, emulsion, foam, etc. in a shingle manufacturing line. The release material can also be used in the manufacturing of roll roofing. The release material primarily constitutes an emulsion of polymers that can be cured with heat, IR light or other methods. Silicone may also be included in the emulsion which assists in releasability. The release material can be sprayed or extruded on to the surface of the shingle in an automated fashion, eliminating the necessity for operator interaction.

[E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)


Variable hinge and method of adjusting the same
Patent No. 11078702 

Inventor(s): Branko Bem (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BOBRICK WASHROOM EQUIPMENT, INC. (North Hollywood, CA)

Law Firm:
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15873818 on 01/17/2018 (1294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hinge includes a first hinge member including a first barrel, a second hinge member including a first end barrel opposite a second end barrel, a spring having a first axially extending end and a second axially extending end opposite the first axially extending end, a spring tensioner having a first depression for receiving the first axially extending end of the spring and a second depression for receiving a driver. A retainer is coupled to the spring tensioner and includes an opening that is penetrable by the driver when the driver is being received in the second depression. A method of adjusting the hinge includes compressing an end of the spring and twisting the same.

[E05D] HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS, OR WINGS (pivotal connections in general F16C 11/00)


Pressure equalization apparatus and associated systems and methods
Patent No. 11078730 

Inventor(s): James D. Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Jimmie R. Williamson, Jr. (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)

Law Firm:
Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152623 on 10/05/2018 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pressure equalization apparatus can include separate longitudinal bores which form a continuous flowpath, the flowpath alternating direction between the bores, and the bores being interconnected at opposite ends thereof. A well system can include a well tool with a chamber therein containing an assembly in a dielectric fluid, and a pressure equalization apparatus including a flowpath having one end connected to the chamber, and the other end connected to a source of a another fluid, the flowpath extending in opposite directions between the flowpath ends through multiple separate bores. A method of installing a well tool can include attaching a mandrel to the well tool, then lowering the well tool at least partially into the well suspended from the mandrel, and then securing a pressure equalization apparatus to the mandrel, a flowpath of the apparatus being connected to a chamber of the well tool containing an assembly.

[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]


Hydraulically activated setting tool and method
Patent No. 11078738 

Inventor(s): David Wesson (Ft. Worth, TX), Jeremy Castaneda (Weatherford, TX), Kevin George (Cleburne, TX), Michael Wroblicky (Weatherford, TX), Robert Davis (Joshua, TX), Wayne Rosenthal (Cleburne, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)

Law Firm:
Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16675649 on 11/06/2019 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sub connects a gun string to a hydraulically activated setting tool for setting an auxiliary tool in a well. The sub includes a housing that prevents a well fluid from entering inside the housing; a plug that covers a hole made in a wall of the housing; and an explosive mechanism located inside the housing and configured to break the plug to open the hole to achieve fluid communication between an outside and the inside of the sub.

[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]


Method and apparatus for introducing a junction assembly including a transition joint and a load transfer device
Patent No. 11078756 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX), Shane Patrick Furlong (Frisco, TX), Stephen Ross Maddux (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)

Law Firm:
McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16478443 on 07/25/2018 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: A junction system to line a lateral wellbore can include a junction assembly and a running tool. The junction assembly can include an anchor, a transition joint, a load transfer device, and a lateral liner. The running tool assembly can be configured to extend within a central bore of the junction assembly. The running tool assembly can include a setting tool to set the anchor and a locking device to permit transfer of axial or rotational force between the lateral liner and a work string.

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


Annular volume filler for perforating gun
Patent No. 11078761 

Inventor(s): Brenden Michael Grove (Mansfield, TX), Christopher C. Hoelscher (Arlington, TX), Richard Ellis Robey (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)

Law Firm:
Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16509806 on 07/12/2019 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method according to which a perforating gun includes a volume fill body. The volume fill body is positioned in the space between a charge tube and a carrier tube. The fill body occupies at least part, and sometimes all, of the free volume space between the charge tube and carrier tube thereby reducing the free volume space. In certain downhole applications, large free volume space can lead to significant reductions in wellbore pressure, causing dynamic underbalance, which is undesirable. The presence of the volume fill body prevents, or at least reduces, dynamic underbalance and its effects. Also, the volume fill body aligns the charge tube with the carrier tube, further assisting perforation.

[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]


Integrated perforating gun and setting tool system and method
Patent No. 11078765 

Inventor(s): Jason Ansley (Bedford, TX), Robert E. Davis (Joshua, TX), Terrell Saltarelli (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)

Law Firm:
Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437144 on 06/11/2019 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interchangeable module is configured to be used in an integrated perforating gun and setting tool system. The interchangeable module includes a body having first external threads; an addressable switch located inside the body; and a connection unit located inside the body and configured to electrically connect to an initiating device. The interchangeable module is configured to be used (1) between a first gun cluster and a second gun cluster and (2) between a distal gun cluster and a setting tool.

[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]


Identification of cement in subterranean borehole regions using a ratio of capture to inelastic gamma rays
Patent No. 11078771 

Inventor(s): Robert Duenckel (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): CARBO CERAMICS, INC. (Houston, TX)

Law Firm:
Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231655 on 12/24/2018 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods are provided for determining the location and height of cement in a subterranean borehole region using pulsed neutron capture (PNC) logging tools. The methods include obtaining a pre-cementing data set, placing in the borehole region a cement slurry that includes a liquid a thermal neutron absorbing material, obtaining a post-cementing data set, comparing the pre-cementing data set and the post-cementing data set to determine the location of the cement, and correlating the location of the cement to a depth measurement of the borehole to determine the location and height of the cement placed in the borehole region.

[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]


Caliper-arm retention system
Patent No. 11078776 

Inventor(s): Frank Wallace (Tomball, TX)
Assignee(s): Probe Technology Services, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)

Law Firm:
D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16787128 on 02/11/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A caliper-arm-retention mechanism for a caliper tool is disclosed. The retention mechanism includes a selectively movable retention sleeve and a pivot arm that cooperate to constrain relative translational motion between the pivot arm and a caliper arm pivotally engaged with the pivot arm while at the same time allowing relative rotational movement of the caliper arm and pivot arm. The retention sleeve may be selectively repositioned using a threaded nut configured to push the sleeve toward the pivot arm or pull the sleeve away from the pivot arm, depending on the direction of rotation of the nut.

[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]


Permanent or removable positioning apparatus and method for downhole tool operations
Patent No. 11078777 

Inventor(s): Antony F. Grattan (Arlington, TX), Douglas J. Streibich (Forth Worth, TX), Marcelo Laxalt (Arlington, TX), Michael C. Robertson (Arlington, TX), William F. Boelte (New Iberia, LA)
Assignee(s): Robertson Intellectual Properties, LLC (Mansfield, TX)

Law Firm:
Matthews, Lawson, McCutcheon Joseph, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16673178 on 11/04/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A location connector connects a first tubular to a second tubular, and includes a cylindrical main body extending in a longitudinal direction. An outer surface extends around a circumference of the main body, and an inner surface faces the central bore of the main body. A first connector is on a first end of the main body and is configured to attach to the first tubular. A second connector on an opposite second end of the main body is configured to attach to the second tubular. A female profile is provided on the inner surface, and includes a plurality of grooves for selective engagement with a discrete complementary profile comprising one or more protruding members of a downhole tool. Each of the grooves comprises a no-go shoulder that prevents movement of the tool in one direction, and each of the grooves permits clocking movement of the tool in an azimuthal direction.

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


System and method for dual telemetry noise reduction
Patent No. 11078781 

Inventor(s): Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HELMERICH PAYNE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Tulsa, OK)

Law Firm:
Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16687456 on 11/18/2019 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for reducing noise from a signal during drilling of a well. A system for generating mechanical vibrations may generate acoustic signals for communicating information, and may induce pressure signals in a drilling mud communicating information. A noise reduction system may receive both the acoustic and pressure signals and phase shift one set of signals to adjust for a time difference between the two. The system may also sample the signals and may overlay the signals or the sampled signals and cancel the noise from the received signals.

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


 

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

 

Mobile telephone for remote operation
Patent No. 11078879 

Inventor(s): Dipam Patel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210103 on 12/05/2018 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile telephone capable of controlling a remote keyless system is provided. The mobile telephone is loaded with an executable program that enables the mobile telephone to control the remote keyless system using frequencies and systems already used by the remote keyless system. The complex functionality a mobile telephone allows the executable program to fully control remote keyless systems.

[F02N] STARTING OF COMBUSTION ENGINES (starting of free-piston combustion-engines F02B 71/02; starting of gas-turbine plants F02C 7/26); STARTING AIDS FOR SUCH ENGINES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Apparatus for pumping fluid
Patent No. 11078897 

Inventor(s): Duncan Hitchens (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX)

Law Firm:
Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15015958 on 02/04/2016 (2007 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an electrochemical actuator pump and method of making the same, comprising a membrane electrode assembly comprising an ion exchange membrane, a first and a second catalyzed porous electrode in contact with opposing sides of the ion exchange membrane; a first gas chamber in fluid communication with the first electrode, and a second gas chamber in fluid communication with the second electrode; and a controller for controllably reversing the polarity of a voltage source electrically coupled to the first and second electrodes, wherein the controller causes a first polarity at the first electrode to function as an anode and the second electrode to function as a cathode, wherein the first polarity simultaneously decreases the hydrogen gas pressure in the first hydrogen gas chamber and increases the hydrogen gas pressure in the second hydrogen gas chamber, with additional embodiment using MOF or NiH batteries.

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


Modular liquid based heating and cooling system
Patent No. 11079122 

Inventor(s): Rick Van Buren (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Johnson Controls Technology Company (Auburn Hills, MI)

Law Firm:
Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14771325 on 03/04/2014 (2709 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular water based heating and cooling system for providing chilled or heated water to terminal devices in a building to heat/cool individual zones in the building. The system includes a flow control device in fluid communication with a riser chilled water supply line, a riser chilled water return line, a riser heated water supply line, and a riser heated water return line. The flow control device includes first control valves and second control valves. Terminal device supply lines extend from the flow control device and are connected to respective first control valves. Terminal device return lines extend from the flow control device and are connected to respective second control valves. The first control valves and the second control valves cooperate to supply required chilled water or heated water through the terminal device supply lines to terminal devices based on the cooling/heating requirements of the terminal devices.

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


Climate smart fan ventilation
Patent No. 11079126 

Inventor(s): John Stephen Saunders (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Ventamatic, Ltd. (Mineral Wells, TX)

Law Firm:
Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14426733 on 09/10/2013 (2884 days app to issue)

Abstract: A supply ventilation system controller for locating at an interior of a building. The controller comprises circuitry for receiving a signal representative of exterior air temperature and circuitry for receiving a signal representative of exterior relative humidity. The controller also comprises circuitry for establishing at least a first range of acceptable temperature and circuitry for establishing at least a first range of acceptable relative humidity. The circuitry for providing an enable/disable signal to a fan is responsive to at least one of: (i) the signal representative of exterior air temperature indicating satisfaction of the first range of acceptable temperature; or (ii) the signal representative of exterior relative humidity indicating satisfaction of the first range of acceptable relative humidity.

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


Controlling systems with motor drives using pulse width modulation
Patent No. 11079151 

Inventor(s): Palanivel Subramaniam (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)

Law Firm:
Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16901766 on 06/15/2020 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an electronic power converter and a controller. The electronic power converter supplies power to one or more motor drives of an HVAC and/or refrigeration system. The controller obtains a plurality of pulse width modulation (PWM) algorithms. Each PWM algorithm has an associated harmonic signature. The controller further determines one or more resonance frequencies associated with the HVAC and/or refrigeration system. The controller also selects a first PWM algorithm from the plurality of PWM algorithms based at least in part on the harmonic signature associated with the first PWM algorithm mitigating the one or more resonance frequencies associated with the refrigeration system. The controller further operates the electronic power converter according to the first PWM algorithm.

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


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge nose
Patent No. 11079205 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)

Law Firm:
Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856523 on 12/28/2017 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer nose for a polymeric ammunition cartridge having a generally cylindrical neck having a projectile aperture at a first end, an outer shoulder surface that extends from the generally cylindrical neck, an outer shoulder angle defined by the outer shoulder surface, an inner shoulder surface on the inside of the polymer nose opposite the outer shoulder surface, an inner shoulder angle defined by the outer shoulder surface, a skirt surface extending from the inner shoulder surface, a skirt angle defined by the skirt surface and a nose junction that extends from the outer shoulder surface to the skirt surface, wherein the nose junction is adapted to mate to a polymer cartridge.

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


Method of making polymer ammunition having a wicking texturing
Patent No. 11079209 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)

Law Firm:
Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14751879 on 06/26/2015 (2230 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a making a polymeric ammunition having wicking texturing about the projectile end.

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


Hybrid flow and pressure regulation
Patent No. 11079776 

Inventor(s): Robert Boyer (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): THE ESAB GROUP INC. (Annapolis Junction, MD)

Law Firm:
Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16535283 on 08/08/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gauge for a hybrid pressure and flowgauge regulator includes first indicia and second indicia. The first indicia provides an indication of a flow rate of a gas exiting an outlet of the hybrid pressure and flowgauge regulator when the gas exits with a pressure below a gauge threshold pressure. The second indicia provides an indication of the pressure of the gas exiting the outlet of the hybrid pressure and flowgauge regulator when the pressure of the gas exiting the outlet is above the gauge threshold pressure.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Entering home state after soft reset signal after address match
Patent No. 11079431 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16410526 on 05/13/2019 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure describes a reduced pin bus that can be used on integrated circuits or embedded cores within integrated circuits. The bus may be used for serial access to circuits where the availability of pins on ICs or terminals on cores is limited. The bus may be used for a variety of serial communication operations such as, but not limited to, serial communication related test, emulation, debug, and/or trace operations of an IC or core design. Other aspects of the disclosure include the use of reduced pin buses for emulation, debug, and trace operations and for functional operations.

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


Determination of integrity of incoming satellite signals of satellite navigation system and mitigation of unwanted signals
Patent No. 11079493 

Inventor(s): Thomas Howard Jaeckle (San Antonio, TX)
Assignee(s): UHU Technologies (Richardson, TX)

Law Firm:
Livingston Law Firm (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199284 on 11/26/2018 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for testing the integrity of signals incoming to a satellite navigation system. The method is implemented with an array of antenna elements, and a receiver connected to each antenna element. The receivers simultaneously and continuously make measurements on all tracked signals. Each receiver measures the carrier phase of an incoming signal. Based on the carrier phase differences between antenna elements and the distance between them, the azimuth and elevation of the signal source can be calculated. This measured angle of arrival can then be compared to an expected angle of arrival to determine if the signal source is legitimate. The system and method can be also applied to determining the angle of arrival of sources of interference, and to mitigating the effects of both illegitimate and interfering signals.

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


High performance telescope
Patent No. 11079578 

Inventor(s): Aaron Stonely (McKinney, TX), Brian M. Graue (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)

Law Firm:
Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16727091 on 12/26/2019 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telescope includes a primary mirror, a secondary mirror configured to move along a first axis, and a tertiary mirror configured to move along a second axis. The secondary and tertiary mirrors are configured to move along respective axes in a synchronized manner to focus a beam of electromagnetic radiation from the primary mirror. The telescope further may include an anamorphic deformable mirror configured to achieve wavefront control and correction of optical aberrations. The telescope further may include a first linear actuator configured to move the secondary mirror along the first axis and a second linear actuator configured to move the tertiary mirror along the second axis.

[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]


Supply voltage regulator
Patent No. 11079780 

Inventor(s): Jayateerth Pandurang Mathad (Bangalore, , IN), Rajat Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16677284 on 11/07/2019 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit comprising a NMOS having a gate coupled to a first node and a source terminal coupled to a second node, a second NMOS having a gate coupled to the second node and a source terminal coupled to an output node, a PMOS having a gate coupled to a third node, a drain terminal coupled to a fourth node, and a source terminal coupled to a fifth node, and a second PMOS having a gate coupled to the fourth node, a drain terminal coupled to the output node, and a source terminal coupled to the fifth node. The circuit also includes a voltage protection sub-circuit coupled to the first node, a fast turn-off sub-circuit coupled to the output node, a fast turn-on sub-circuit coupled to the third and fourth nodes, and a node initialization sub-circuit coupled to the first, second, and fourth nodes and the fast turn-on sub-circuit.

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


Low power ideal diode control circuit
Patent No. 11079782 

Inventor(s): Hassan Pooya Forghani-Zadeh (Fort Worth, TX), Timothy Bryan Merkin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16678733 on 11/08/2019 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples of a circuit that operates as a low-power ideal diode, and an IC chip that contains the ideal diode circuit, the circuit includes: a first P-channel transistor connected to receive an input voltage on a first terminal and to provide an output voltage on a second terminal; a first amplifier connected to receive the input voltage and the output voltage and to provide a first signal that dynamically biases a gate of the first P-channel transistor as a function of the voltage across the first P-channel transistor; and a second amplifier connected to receive the input voltage and the output voltage and to provide a second signal that acts to turn off the gate of the first P-channel transistor responsive to the input voltage being less than the output voltage.

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


Current distribution from different power sources
Patent No. 11079824 

Inventor(s): Bhavin Odedara (San Jose, CA), Nitin Gupta (San Jose, CA), Raghu Voleti (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390821 on 04/22/2019 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for power distribution are disclosed. A system includes a first power domain that supplies current to an integrated circuit at a first voltage level, a second power domain that supplies current to the integrated circuit at a second voltage level, and a current distribution component that is connected to the first power domain and connectable to the second power domain and senses a metric comprising a first current level or a first voltage level drawn from the first power domain, determines whether the metric exceeds a first threshold, and in response to determining that the metric exceeds the first threshold, electrically connects the second power domain to the integrated circuit to supply additional current such that an aggregate current level received by the integrated circuit comprises current from the first power domain and the additional current from the second power domain.

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


Remotely restricting client devices
Patent No. 11079893 

Inventor(s): Kevin Marshall McKeithan, II (Fort Worth, TX), William DeWeese (Haltom City, TX)
Assignee(s): AirWatch LLC (Atlanta, GA)

Law Firm:
Thomas | Horstemeyer LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14687564 on 04/15/2015 (2302 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for remotely restricting client devices. A client device can be placed into a restricted mode in which application switching capabilities of the client device are disabled. Additionally, the client device can transmit screen capture data to a management service, which can provide the ability for an administrator user to monitor data shown on a display associated with the client device. The client device can also be removed from the restricted mode in response to a command sent from the management service to the client device.

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


Register file structures combining vector and scalar data with global and local accesses
Patent No. 11080047 

Inventor(s): Due Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Mel Alan Phipps (Sugar Land, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX), Todd T. Hahn (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16018234 on 06/26/2018 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: The number of registers required is reduced by overlapping scalar and vector registers. This allows increased compiler flexibility when mixing scalar and vector instructions. Local register read ports are reduced by restricting read access. Dedicated predicate registers reduce requirements for general registers, and allows reduction of critical timing paths by allowing the predicate registers to be placed next to the predicate unit.

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


Reducing firmware size and increasing firmware performance
Patent No. 11080059 

Inventor(s): Pavithra Devaraj (Bangalore, , IN), Sonam Agarwal (Jaipur Rajasthan, , IN), Vijay Sukhlal Chinchole (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16834437 on 03/30/2020 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reducing firmware size and increasing firmware performance. Core timing control conditions used by a die controller are converted into production ready core timing control conditions, from which firmware instructions are then generated. The production ready core timing control conditions comprise a plurality of fixed core timing control conditions. The firmware instructions are modified to determine core timing control condition values for fixed core timing control conditions before implementing storage operations, to store the core timing control condition values in global condition registers, and to modify references to fixed core timing control conditions to access the values in those global condition registers. Finally, the modified firmware instructions are stored on the die controller, which comprises a microcontroller configured to execute them.

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


Proxy hash table
Patent No. 11080252 

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: 16271669 on 02/08/2019 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide novel methods for storing data in a hash-addressed memory and retrieving stored data from the hash-addressed memory. In some embodiments, the method receives a search key and a data tuple. The method then uses a first hash function to generate a first hash value from the search key, and then uses this first hash value to identify an address in the hash-addressed memory. The method also uses a second hash function to generate a second hash value, and then stores this second hash value along with the data tuple in the memory at the address specified by the first hash value. To retrieve data from the hash-addressed memory, the method of some embodiments receives a search key. The method then uses the first hash function to generate a first hash value from the search key, and then uses this first hash value to identify an address in the hash-addressed memory. At the identified address, the hash-addressed memory stores a second hash value and a data tuple. The method retrieves a second hash value from the memory at the identified address, and compares this second hash value with a third hash value that the method generates from the search key by using the second hash function. When the second and third hash values match, the method retrieves the data tuple that the memory stores at the identified address.

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


Graph functional dependency checking
Patent No. 11080266 

Inventor(s): Wenfei Fan (Edinburgh, , GB), Xueli Liu (Edinburgh, , GB), Yu Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Schweeman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049055 on 07/30/2018 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented method for detecting errors in data includes obtaining one or more graph functional dependency (GFD) rules comprising a set of GFD rules, obtaining a set of GFDs representative of the data, building a canonical graph for the GFD rules, and determining that one or more GFD of the set of GFDs conflict based on the set of GFD rules and the canonical graph and, based thereon, determining an error in the set of GFDs.

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


Best-efforts database functions
Patent No. 11080274 

Inventor(s): Qingqing Zhou (Santa Clara, CA), Yu Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner. P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15408130 on 01/17/2017 (1659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system at a network switch provides using one or more processors to perform a pre-defined database function on query data contained in data messages received at the network switch, with the performing producing result data, and wherein the pre-defined database function is performed on the query data in a first mode of operation to a state of full completion, generating complete result data and no skipped query data, and in a second mode of operation to a state of partial completion, generating partially complete result data and skipped query data. Further, the method and system performing one or more network switch functions to route the complete result data, and/or route the partially complete result data and skipped query data, to one or more destination nodes. In addition, an application programming interface (API) is used to define the database function.

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


Apparatus, methods, and systems for tracking and accounting for data flow in a loan processing system
Patent No. 11080293 

Inventor(s): Felipe G. Salles (Garland, TX), Robert D. Slater (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151962 on 10/04/2018 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for auditing (i.e., tracking and accounting for) the flow of data within a loan processing system. The method generally includes aggregating loan data in one or more databases. The aggregation of the loan data is tracked using a blockchain. The aggregated loan data is normalized in a data warehouse. The normalization of the aggregated loan data is tracked using the blockchain. The aggregated and normalized loan data is queried and, in response to querying the aggregated and normalized loan data, the following information is displayed in a human-readable format: the loan data and tracking data. The tracking data is based on: the blockchain”s tracking of the aggregation of the loan data; and the blockchain”s tracking of the normalization of the aggregated loan data. The loan data includes at least one of loan origination data or loan payment data.

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


Systems and methods for presenting web application content
Patent No. 11080354 

Inventor(s): Ashwani Chugh (Frisco, TX), Karthick Abiraman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)

Law Firm:
Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555971 on 08/29/2019 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for presenting web application content. For example, a computer-readable medium may include instructions executable by one or more processors to perform operations including: executing a parent application using a web browser, the parent application being a single page application configured to display a web page element in the web browser; identifying a child application requested by a user action; obtaining, from a server system, child application code of the identified child application, the child application code defining a micro-frontend in a first programming language; transpiling the child application code from the first programming language to a second programming language executable by the web browser, to obtain a transpiled child application code renderable by the web browser; and rendering the transpiled child application code so that the micro-frontend is displayed in the web browser.

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


Computer architecture for performing error detection and correction using demultiplexers and multiplexers in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11080364 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298452 on 03/11/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A correlithm object processing system includes a reference table that stores a plurality of correlithm objects, a demultiplexer configured to split a particular one of the plurality of correlithm objects into a first portion of the binary string and a second portion of the binary string, and a multiplexer communicatively coupled to the demultiplexer by at least first and second communication channels. The multiplexer receives the first and second portions of the particular correlithm object over the first and second communication channels, respectively, and combines the first and second portions into a received correlithm object. A node communicatively coupled to the multiplexer node determines distances between the received correlithm object and each of the plurality of correlithm objects stored in the reference table, identifies one of the plurality of correlithm objects from the reference table with the shortest distance, and outputs the identified correlithm object.

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


Secure downloads
Patent No. 11080396 

Inventor(s): William C. (Chuck) Easttom (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13194935 on 07/30/2011 (3657 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, method, and a computer program are provided in order to allow for secure downloading of data to a host operating system. The host operating system transmits a request to a virtual machine in order download the data from the Internet. In response, the virtual machine downloads the data and scans the data for malicious programs. If the result of the scan is negative, then the host operating system is configured to download the data from the virtual machine.

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


Elastic virtual information access ecosystem
Patent No. 11080411 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)

Law Firm:
Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16524112 on 07/28/2019 (737 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods securely limiting access to a document segment. The apparatus may include a use-zone definition engine. The use-zone may include a zone in which authorized individuals may engage in activity regarding a document segment that is designated for use in the zone. The zone may be defined based on zone parameters such as geographic coordinates or network domains. The apparatus may include a use-zone instancing engine. The instancing engine may be configured to attach to the segment an executable program corresponding to the use-zone. The executable program may be configured to verify that the segment is inside the zone and that the user is authorized to be in the zone. The executable program may be configured to destroy a copy of the segment residing on a device registered to the user.

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


Hardware countermeasures in a fault tolerant security architecture
Patent No. 11080432 

Inventor(s): Amritpal Singh Mundra (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16048711 on 07/30/2018 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system-on-chip (SoC) is provided that includes security control registers, the security control registers including security flags for security critical assets of the SoC, wherein each security flag includes multiple bits. A set of security critical bits is signaled from a configuration storage of the SoC with a set of validation bits to be used to validate the set of security critical bits.

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


Determining candidate object identities during image tracking
Patent No. 11080529 

Inventor(s): Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX), Trong Nghia Nguyen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)

Law Firm:
Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664363 on 10/25/2019 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes sensors and a tracking subsystem. The subsystem receives frames of top-view images generated by the sensors. The subsystem tracks a first, second, and third object, based on received frames. The subsystem detects that the first object is within a threshold distance of the second object. In response, the subsystem determines a probability that the first object switched identifiers with the second object and updates candidate lists accordingly for the first and second objects. The updated first candidate list includes a probability that the first object is associated with a first identifier and a probability that the first object is associated with a second identifier. The updated second candidate list includes a probability that the second object is associated with the first identifier and a probability that the second object is associated with the second identifier.

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


Data platform for automated pharmaceutical research using knowledge graph
Patent No. 11080607 

Inventor(s): [hacek over (Z)]ygimantas Jo[hacek over (c)]ys (Hove, , GB), Artem Krasnoslobodtsev (Frisco, TX), Charles Dazler Knuff (Dallas, TX), Mikhail Demtchenko (London, , GB), Roy Tal (Dallas, TX), Sam Christian Macer (Leicestershire,
Assignee(s): Ro5 Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
Galvin Patent Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17166435 on 02/03/2021 (181 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for an automated pharmaceutical research data platform comprising a data curation platform which searches for and ingests a plurality of unstructured, heterogenous medical data sources, extracts relevant information from the ingested data sources, and creates a massive, custom-built and intricately related knowledge graph using the extracted data, and a data analysis engine which receives data queries from a user interface, conducts analyses in response to queries, and returns results based on the analyses. The system hosts a suite of modules and tools, integrated with the custom knowledge graph and accessible via the user interface, which may provide a plurality of functions such as statistical and graphical analysis, similarity based searching, and edge prediction among others.

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


Systems and methods for quantum coherence preservation of qubits
Patent No. 11080614 

Inventor(s): Duncan L. MacFarlane (Dallas, TX), Mitchell A. Thornton (Dallas, TX), Timothy P. LaFave, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ANAMETRIC, INC. (Austin, TX)

Law Firm:
Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15832285 on 12/05/2017 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of feedback-based quantum circuits are described. Embodiments of such quantum circuits may be externally controlled using only basis or eigenstate (classically-observable) signals without triggering de-coherence. Additionally, embodiments of such quantum circuits allow the internal (superpositioned) quantum state information to be preserved over long periods of time and present options for quantum error-correction due to the basis-state controls. Moreover, a coupling of two such feedback-based quantum circuits allows for quantum-channel-based information exchange to a variety of ends.

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


Transaction authentication using virtual/augmented reality
Patent No. 11080705 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)

Law Firm:
Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191715 on 11/15/2018 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for authenticating a proxy for executing a transaction on behalf of a customer. The authentication may be based at least in part on the movement of a three-dimensional object in space. The object may have a plurality of faces. Movement of the object may be tracked by a camera. The method may comprise receiving, from a first set of processors, a first two-dimensional pattern, a second two-dimensional pattern, a third two-dimensional pattern and a sequence for presenting the first, second and third pattern. The method may also comprise tracking, using a camera, the movement of the object in space. The method may further comprise capturing, using the camera, a first face, a second face and a third face of the object presented to the camera and recording, using the camera, a sequence in which the faces were presented to the camera.

[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]


Behavioral data analytics platform
Patent No. 11080725 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)

Law Firm:
Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16387181 on 04/17/2019 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: A behavioral analytics platform may obtain a first data model that has been trained based on behavior data derived from historical sales data associated with a vendor and receive, from a user device, one or more interactions that request information related to one or more financing terms. The behavioral analytics platform may determine one or more financing preferences for a user of the user device based on a second data model that has been trained based on behavior data derived from the one or more interactions. The behavioral analytics platform may determine, based on the first data model and the second data model, a probability that the user of the user device and the vendor will be able to reach an agreement for an item available to purchase from the vendor and provide intelligence data related to the probability for display.

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


Systems and methods for providing currency exchange information via augmented reality
Patent No. 11080787 

Inventor(s): Rachel Elizabeth Csabi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Ausomobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)

Law Firm:
Fletcher Yoder, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16872013 on 05/11/2020 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include receiving image data representative of cash acquired via one or more image sensors, identifying a first currency depicted in the cash based on a plurality of images associated with a plurality of currencies, and determining a currency conversion rate between the first currency and a second currency. The method may also include generating a visualization representative of a currency value of the cash in the second currency based on the currency conversion rate and overlaying the visualization on the image data.

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


Systems and methods for image labeling using artificial intelligence
Patent No. 11080838 

Inventor(s): Charlie Isaksson (Plano, TX), Jing Wan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)

Law Firm:
Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16535322 on 08/08/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image analysis (”IA”) computer system for analyzing images of hail damage includes at least one processor in communication with at least one memory device. The at least one processor is programmed to: (i) store a damage prediction model associated with a rooftop, wherein the damage prediction model utilizes an artificial intelligence algorithm; (ii) display, to a user, an image of a rooftop; (iii) receive, from the user, a request to analyze damage to the rooftop; (iv) apply, by the at least one processor, the damage prediction model to the image, the damage prediction model outputting a plurality of damage prediction locations of the rooftop in relation to the image; and/or (v) display, by the at least one processor, an overlay box at each of the plurality of damage prediction locations, the overlay box being a virtual object overlaid onto the image for labeling the damage prediction locations.

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


Identification of coin authenticity by evaluation of environmental coin damage
Patent No. 11080960 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Rourk (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16193614 on 11/16/2018 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for identifying counterfeit coins, comprising receiving surface image data and edge image data of the coin at a processor. Identifying a plurality of defects using the processor. Comparing each of the plurality of defects to a database of known authentic coin image data defects to determine whether the coin is authentic.

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


Automatic threat identification and response system
Patent No. 11080987 

Inventor(s): Michael Butler (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BEARCOM GROUP, INC. (Garland, TX)

Law Firm:
Jeffer Mangels Butler Mitchell LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899410 on 06/11/2020 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method provides for automatic threat identification and response. The system and method detects a first incident and classifies the incident. In response to the classification of the incident, a first human readable indication corresponding to the classification of the incident is transmitted over a communication channel.

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


Methods and systems for capturing and transmitting environmental and traffic conditions data using a traffic cone
Patent No. 11081001 

Inventor(s): Alex T. Pham (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16996377 on 08/18/2020 (350 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for capturing and transmitting data related to traffic and environmental conditions is provided. The system includes a processor that identifies location information of the traffic cone in real time, an image sensor that captures one or more images of an area external to the traffic cone, a communication module that transmits, in real time, the location information and the one or more images as a broadcast signal, and memory utilized to store the location information and the one or more images.

[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)


Hierarchical parking assistance by connected vehicles
Patent No. 11081004 

Inventor(s): Kentaro Oguchi (Mountain View, CA), Takamasa Higuchi (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778816 on 01/31/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving from a vehicle, a position of the vehicle, obtaining locations of one or more available parking spaces from a plurality of parking spaces based at least in part on the position of the vehicle, determining an estimated travel time for the vehicle to arrive at each of the one or more available parking spaces based at least in part on the position of the vehicle and the locations of the one or more parking spaces, obtaining historical usage data for the one or more available parking spaces, and determining a probability that one or more of the available parking spaces will be available at a time when the vehicle arrives at each of the available parking spaces based at least in part on the estimated travel time and the historical usage data.

[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]


Binary weighted voltage encoding scheme for supporting multi-bit input precision
Patent No. 11081148 

Inventor(s): Martin Lueker-Boden (Fremont, CA), Pi-Feng Chiu (Milpitas, CA), Won Ho Choi (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899722 on 06/12/2020 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: An illustrative embodiment disclosed herein is an apparatus including a non-volatile memory cell and multi-bit input circuitry that simultaneously receives a plurality of bits, receives a supply voltage, converts the plurality of bits and the supply voltage into a multiply voltage, and applies the multiply voltage to the non-volatile memory cell. The non-volatile memory cell may pass a memory cell current in response to the multiply voltage. A magnitude of the multiply voltage may represent a multiplier. The memory cell current may represent a product of the multiplier and a multiplicand stored in the non-volatile memory cell.

[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)


Source side precharge and boosting improvement for reverse order program
Patent No. 11081162 

Inventor(s): Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Sarath Puthenthermadam (San Jose, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16798718 on 02/24/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparatuses and a method for retaining a bias in a NAND string channel during source-side precharge. The apparatuses include a memory array and a die controller configured to mitigate formation of a potential gradient in the channel of the memory array NAND strings during a program storage operation. To this end, a plurality of source-side select gates is activated, then each of the plurality of source side dummy word line select gates is activated. Next, a NAND string channel is biased by biasing the source line coupled to the NAND string by the plurality of source-side select gates. Finally, the plurality of source-side select gates and the plurality of source side dummy word line select gates are discharged such that the channel maintains an electrical path to the source 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)


Sense amplifier architecture for low supply voltage operations
Patent No. 11081167 

Inventor(s): Hiroki Yabe (Yokohama, , JP), Koichiro Hayashi (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16912716 on 06/26/2020 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing the energy per bit of memory cell sensing operations, such as memory read operations, by dynamically adjusting the body effect of data latch transistors during the sensing operations are described. A significant component of the energy required to perform the memory cell sensing operations may correspond with the parasitic currents through low threshold voltage (VT) transistors of data latches within sense amplifier circuits. In order to reduce the energy per bit of the memory cell sensing operations while using a reduced supply voltage for the data latches, the body effect of a select number of the low VT transistors within the data latches may be dynamically adjusted such that the body effect is minimized or nonexistent during the latching of new data into the data latches and then increased after the new data has been latched within the data latches.

[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)


Set/reset methods for crystallization improvement in phase change memories
Patent No. 11081174 

Inventor(s): Gerardo A. Bertero (Redwood City, CA), Mac D. Apodaca (San Jose, CA), Michael K. Grobis (Campbell, CA), Michael Nicolas Albert Tran (San Jose, CA), Neil Leslie Robertson (Palo Alto, CA), Zhaoqiang Bai (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16912719 on 06/26/2020 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-step SET pulse may be applied to a phase change material of a phase change memory cell in which a first lower SET pulse is applied to make the phase change material dwell at 600K to incubate nuclei near the maximum nucleation rate and then a second higher SET pulse is immediately applied to make the phase change material dwell at 720K to maximize crystal growth. Moreover, the slope of the falling edge of a RESET pulse applied prior to the two-step SET pulse may be adjusted to increase the number of nuclei (e.g., formed with a steeper falling edge) to increase SET efficiency at the expense of a more stable amorphous phase (e.g., formed with a less steep falling edge) that improves data retention.

[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)


Pre-charge voltage for inhibiting unselected NAND memory cell programming
Patent No. 11081179 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907639 on 06/22/2020 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for pre-charging NAND strings during a programming operation. The NAND strings are in a block that is divided into vertical sub-blocks. During a pre-charge phase of a programming operation, an overdrive voltage is applied to some memory cells and a bypass voltage is applied to other memory cells. The overdrive voltage allows the channel of an unselected NAND string to adequately charge during the pre-charge phase. Adequate charging of the channel helps the channel voltage to boost to a sufficient level to inhibit programming of an unselected memory cell during a program phase. Thus, program disturb is prevented, or at least reduced. The technique allows, for example, programming of memory cells in a middle vertical sub-block without causing program disturb of memory cells that are not to receive programming.

[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 device with bit lines disconnected from NAND strings for fast programming
Patent No. 11081180 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16842112 on 04/07/2020 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for fast programming and read operations for memory cells. A first set of bit lines is connected to a first set of NAND strings and is interleaved with a second set of bit lines connected to a second set of NAND strings. The first set of NAND strings can be programmed by driving a voltage on the first set of bit lines while floating a voltage on the second set of bit lines, to reduce an inter-bit line capacitance and provide a relatively high access speed and a relatively low storage density (e.g., bits per memory cell). The second set of NAND strings can be programmed by concurrently driving a voltage on the first and second sets of bit lines, to provide a relatively low access speed and a relatively high storage density.

[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)


Method of concurrent multi-state programming of non-volatile memory with bit line voltage step up
Patent No. 11081184 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (San Jose, CA), Dengtao Zhao (San Jose, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Jose, CA), Muhammad Masuduzzaman (San Jose, CA), Zhiping Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16701450 on 12/03/2019 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of concurrently programming a memory. Various methods include: applying a non-negative voltage on a first bit line coupled to a first memory cell; applying a negative voltage on a second bit line coupled to a second memory cell, where the negative voltage is generated using triple-well technology; then applying a programming pulse to the first and second memory cells concurrently; and in response, programming the first and second memory cells to different states. The methods also include applying a quick pass write operation to the first and second memory cells, by: applying a quick pass write voltage to the first bit line coupled to the first memory cell, where the quick pass write voltage is higher than the non-negative voltage; applying a negative quick pass write voltage to the second bit line coupled to the first memory cell, where the negative quick pass write voltage is generated using triple-well technology.

[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)


Non-volatile memory array driven from both sides for performance improvement
Patent No. 11081185 

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (Hiratsuka, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444410 on 06/18/2019 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device is disclosed configured to share word line switches (WLSW) between each word line of two adjacent erase blocks. The word lines are driven from both sides of the memory array to reduces resistive-capacitive (RC) loading during pre-charge/ramp-up periods and during discharge/ramp-down periods for various storage operations. The dual-sided driving of signals combines with synergistic erase block size management to lower read latency (tR) for non-volatile memory media.

[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)


Reverse sensing for data recovery in non-volatile memory structures
Patent No. 11081190 

Inventor(s): Abhinav Anand (Santa Clara, CA), Dana Lee (Saratoga, CA), Young Pil Kim (Eden Prairie, MN)
Assignee(s): SanDiskTechnologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16881778 on 05/22/2020 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for data recovery in a memory array of a non-volatile memory system, wherein the method comprises detecting an electrical short between a word line (WL) of a memory cell transistor and a local source line (LI) of a memory structure of the array, increasing an initial voltage bias at the local source line to a second voltage bias that exceeds a threshold voltage of the shorted memory cell transistor and a voltage level of a bit line of the memory structure, thereby causing a sensing current to flow in a direction from the local source line to the bit line, and sensing at a sense amplifier of the memory structure the sensing current.

[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 plane structure for ultra-low read latency applications in non-volatile memories
Patent No. 11081192 

Inventor(s): Hiroki Yabe (Kanagawa, , JP), Kazuki Yamauchi (Saitama Pref., , JP), Koichiro Hayashi (Kanagawa, , JP), Masahito Takehara (Tokyo, , JP), Naoki Ookuma (Kanagawa, , JP), Takuya Ariki (Kanagawa, , JP), Toru Miwa (Kanagawa, , JP), Yuki
Assignee(s): SanDiskTechnologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668949 on 10/30/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory device comprising a memory cell region having a plurality of co-planar memory cell planes arranged in a plane parallel to a semiconductor substrate, with each memory cell plane comprising a plurality of sub-planes disposed adjacent one another along an axis that is parallel to the substrate. Further, each memory cell plane comprises a plurality of sense amplifier regions arranged along the axis in an alternating pattern with the sub-planes such that adjacent to each sub-plane is a sense amplifier region and each sense amplifier region is operable with respect to at least a fraction of the bit lines of the two sub-planes immediately adjacent the sense amplifier region.

[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)


Inverter based delay chain for calibrating data signal to a clock
Patent No. 11081193 

Inventor(s): Tianyu Tang (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903274 on 06/16/2020 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology is disclosed herein for correcting skew between data signals and a clock signal. In one aspect, a memory system has a delay circuit having delay blocks, with each delay block having one or more inverters. The delay circuit is configured to pass a data signal through either an odd number of the inverters or an even number of the inverters to produce a delayed data signal. The memory system has a skew correction circuit configured to control the number of inverters in the delay circuit through which the data signal is passed in order to correct skew between the data signal and the clock signal. The memory system has a polarity correction circuit configured to invert the data signal in the event that the delay circuit passed the data signal through the odd number of the inverters.

[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)


Programming process which compensates for data state of adjacent memory cell in a memory device
Patent No. 11081195 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16901077 on 06/15/2020 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided to compensate for neighbor word line interference when programming memory cells connected to a selected word line WLn. Before programming, the assigned data states of WLn and WLn+1 are compared and corresponding compensation data is generated. The compensation data may be stored in latches of sense circuits to modify the verify tests which occur during programming. The compensation can involve adjusting the bit line voltage, word line voltage, sense node discharge period and/or trip voltage. During a verify test, the compensation data can cause a WLn memory cell to complete programming when its threshold voltage is lower than would be the case with no compensation. When the WLn+1 memory cells are subsequently programmed, an upshift in the threshold voltage of the WLn memory cell offsets the compensation.

[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)


Non-volatile memory with erase verify skip
Patent No. 11081196 

Inventor(s): Kazuhiko Sanada (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16704428 on 12/05/2019 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus is configured to perform erase verify during an erase process in order to account for differences in erase speed. In order to reduce the time used to perform the erase process (which includes the erase verify), the erase verify operation is skipped for certain memory cells based on a system parameter. For example, when erasing a block of memory cells, a series of erase voltage pulses are applied to the NAND strings in outer sub-blocks and inner sub-blocks of the block. Erase verify is performed between erase voltage pulses for NAND strings in the outer sub-blocks while skipping erase verify for NAND strings in the inner sub-blocks. Performing erase verify between erase voltage pulses for NAND strings in the inner sub-blocks is started at a predetermined number of erase voltage pulses after the NAND strings in the outer sub-blocks successfully erase verify.

[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)


Wordline voltage overdrive methods and systems
Patent No. 11081197 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17066663 on 10/09/2020 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A methodology and structure for performing an erase verify in non-volatile memory is described. Both the odd wordlines and the even wordlines are driven to a high voltage level. This can be done simultaneously. The simultaneous charging of both the odd wordlines and the even wordlines, even when the erase verify will occur on only one of the odd or even wordlines reduces RC delay in the charging of the wordlines. After the odd and even wordlines are charged, then one set of wordlines, either the odd or even wordlines, is dropped to the erase verify voltage. The erase sense operation is then performed.

[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)


Non-volatile memory with countermeasure for over programming
Patent No. 11081198 

Inventor(s): Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16413891 on 05/16/2019 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage system includes a mechanism to compensate for over programming during the programming process. That is, after the programming process starts for a set of data and target memory cells, and prior to the programming process completing for the set of data and the target memory cells, the system determines whether a first group of the memory cells has more than a threshold number of over programmed memory cells. If so, then the system adjusts programming of a second group of memory cells to reduce the number of programming errors.

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


Dynamic resource management in circuit bound array architecture
Patent No. 11081474 

Inventor(s): Anand Kulkarni (San Jose, CA), Martin Lueker-Boden (Fremont, CA), Tung Thanh Hoang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16862472 on 04/29/2020 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically assigning memory array die to CMOS die of a plurality of stacked die during memory operations are described. The plurality of stacked die may be vertically stacked and connected together via one or more vertical through-silicon via (TSV) connections. The memory array die may only comprise memory cell structures (e.g., vertical NAND strings) without column decoders, row decoders, charge pumps, sense amplifiers, control circuitry, page registers, or state machines. The CMOS die may contain support circuitry necessary for performing the memory operations, such as read and write memory operations. The one or more vertical TSV connections may allow each memory array die of the plurality of stacked die to communicate with or be electrically connected to one or more CMOS die of the plurality of stacked die.

[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)


Near-field communications low-power presence check
Patent No. 11081778 

Inventor(s): Christophe Henri Ricard (Santa Clara, CA), Pierre Rizzo (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)

Law Firm:
Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16123908 on 09/06/2018 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a low-power presence check are provided. In the method and apparatus, a controller detects a presence of a tag by at least causing the antenna to generate a magnetic field over a first time period for detecting the tag, measuring an antenna voltage over a second time period, causing the antenna to cease generating a magnetic field over a third time period longer than the first time period and comparing the antenna voltage to an antenna reference voltage to determine whether the tag is present. The controller detects the presence of the tag in response to receiving a command from a host device for performing the low-power presence check. The command may be a one-time command for every presence check stage or a command that is repeatedly received each time the controller detects the presence of the tag.

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


Memory interface system for duty-cycle error detection and correction
Patent No. 11082036 

Inventor(s): Arkady Katz (San Jose, CA), Gilad Marko (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDiskTechnologies LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453166 on 06/26/2019 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for duty cycle error detection and correction includes receiving, during a read operation performed on a memory cell, a first data strobe signal. The method also includes generating a second data strobe signal by phase delaying the first data strobe signal. The method also includes determining, based on the first data strobe signal and the second data strobe signal, whether a duty cycle corresponding to the first data strobe signal is distorted. The method also includes adjusting a clock signal based on a determination that the duty cycle is distorted.

[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)


Frequency lock loop circuits, low voltage dropout regulator circuits, and related methods
Patent No. 11082052 

Inventor(s): Adam Lee Shook (Carrollton, TX), Byungchul Jang (Allen, TX), Pankaj Pandey (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854584 on 04/21/2020 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: Frequency lock loop (FLL) circuits, low voltage dropout regulator circuits, and related methods are disclosed. An example gate driver integrated circuit includes a first die including a FLL circuit to generate a first clock signal having a first phase and a first frequency, a second clock signal having the first frequency and a second phase different from the first phase, and control a plurality of switching networks to increase the first frequency to a second frequency, and generate a feedback voltage based on the second frequency, and a second die coupled to the first die, the second die including a low dropout (LDO) circuit and a driver, the driver configured to control a transistor based on the first frequency, the second die configured to be coupled to the transistor, the LDO circuit to generate a pass-gate voltage based on an output current of the LDO circuit satisfying a current threshold.

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


System and method for a security system
Patent No. 11082665 

Inventor(s): Jason O”Bryan (Dallas, TX), Philip Heath (Plano, TX), Rich Anderson (Frisco, TX), Tom Galvin (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Razberi Secure Technologies, LLC (Las Vegas, NV)

Law Firm:
Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16681606 on 11/12/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method is presented for network video management and recording of video signals and video analytics generated by a network of IP-enabled cameras. A set of IP cameras are connected in a LAN to a network video recorder further connected by LAN or WAN to a set of client stations. The client station operates a hybrid program including a web-browser and a native application operating on a computer. The network video recorder operates a media recorder to store video streams from the IP cameras into a media database and further operates a relational database for storing camera configuration data, device drivers, event information and alarms. The network video recorder includes a zero configuration networking discovery service for automatically detecting and downloading default configurations to the cameras. Client stations can stream video directly from IP cameras, receive recorded video streams and query the relational database for cameras and events.

[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)


Blockchain based wireless access point password management
Patent No. 11082850 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Austin (Allen, TX), Matt Dugan (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: 16019376 on 06/26/2018 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for managing and sharing credentials, such as passwords for wireless access points using blockchain technology. In certain embodiments, a transaction may be generated using information and a set of conditions. A requester user device seeking access to a wireless access point may request the password from the blockchain fabric using a unique identifier for the wireless access point and may satisfy other conditions from the set of conditions which determines access to the password by the requester.

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


 

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Transconductor system for a power supply system
Patent No. 11079779 

Inventor(s): Ryan Erik Lind (Knoxville, TN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540808 on 08/14/2019 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a transconductor system. The system includes a first transconductance amplifier that generates a control current in response to a first input voltage. The system also includes a second transconductance amplifier that generates an output signal in response to a second input voltage. The system further includes an intermediate amplifier that generates a control voltage in response to the control current and a third input voltage. The control voltage can be provided to the first and second transconductance amplifiers to set a transconductance of each of the first and second transconductance amplifiers to be approximately equal.

[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)


Computer architecture for emulating digital delay lines in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11080604 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824835 on 11/28/2017 (1344 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a first correlithm object delay device, a second correlithm object delay device, and a third correlithm object delay device. The a first correlithm object delay device is operable to receive a first correlithm object at a first time, store the first correlithm object, and output the first correlithm object at a second time later than the first time. The second correlithm object delay device is operable to receive the first correlithm object at a third time later than the second time, store the first correlithm object, and output the first correlithm object at a fourth time later than the third time. The third correlithm object delay device is operable to receive the first correlithm object at a fifth time later than the fourth time, store the first correlithm object, and output the first correlithm object at a sixth time later than the fifth time.

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


MCM package isolation through leadframe design and package saw process
Patent No. 11081366 

Inventor(s): Bernard Kaebin Andres Ancheta (Quirino, , PH), Emerson Mamaril Enipin (Angeles, , PH), John Carlo Cruz Molina (Bataan, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210095 on 12/05/2018 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device includes mounting at least two semiconductor dies to a die pad of a leadframe in spaced apart relation to each other, the leadframe having a plurality of preformed leads, electrically connecting each semiconductor die to at least one preformed lead of the leadframe, forming a molding structure including at least part of the semiconductor dies and the preformed leads of the leadframe, and forming a trench in the molding structure in a space between the at least two semiconductor dies, the trench separating the die pad into first and second die pad portions.

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


Multi-pass plating process with intermediate rinse and dry
Patent No. 11081390 

Inventor(s): Peter John Holverson (Dallas, TX), Sudtida Lavangkul (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16236735 on 12/31/2018 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes electroplate depositing a first metal layer to a first thickness on a metal seed layer, rinsing the first metal layer with deionized water, and after the first rinse process, drying the wafer. The method also includes performing one or more additional electroplating processes that respectively deposit an additional metal layer to a second thickness over the first metal layer, performing an additional rinse process that rinses the additional metal layer with deionized water, and performing an additional drying processes that dries the wafer.

[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]


Via integrity and board level reliability testing
Patent No. 11081406 

Inventor(s): Ethan Tilden Davis (Dallas, TX), Jaimal Mallory Williamson (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16015965 on 06/22/2018 (1138 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples provide a method to evaluate reliability of ball grid array products in which an interconnect stress test is performed that passes current through outer layer micro-vias of a test coupon portion of a production panel that is soldered to a printed circuit board, and the reliability of ball grid array products manufactured using package substrate portions of the production panel is evaluated according to the results of the interconnect stress test. A test coupon includes a rigid core material layer, dielectric layers laminated between copper layers above and below the core material layer, conductive micro-vias that extend through at least one of the dielectric layers between two of the copper layers, and conductive land pads on an outer one of the dielectric layers, the conductive land pads individually contacting one of the micro-vias.

[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]


Self-healing PDMS encapsulation and repair of power modules
Patent No. 11081422 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (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: 16353201 on 03/14/2019 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power electronics assembly is provided with a self-healing feature. The power electronics assembly may include a semiconductor electronics device and an insulating substrate coupled to the semiconductor electronics device. A base metal structural component may be provided, coupled to the insulating substrate. The assembly may include a frame component cooperating with the base metal structural component and defining an enclosure containing the semiconductor electronics device and the insulating substrate. The assembly further includes a self-healing polymer comprising disulfide bonds. The self-healing polymer is disposed within the enclosure; additional potting material may also be provided as a multi-layered encapsulation. In various aspects, the self-healing polymer may include polydimethylsiloxane based polyurethane (PDMS-PU) modified with disulfide bonds. The frame component may be configured to direct or confine heat to areas of the assembly where ESD may be problematic.

[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]


Electronic device with three dimensional thermal pad
Patent No. 11081428 

Inventor(s): Bo-Hsun Pan (Taoyuan, , TW), Chih-Chien Ho (New Taipei, , TW), Frank Yu (New Taipei, , TW), Pi-Chiang Huang (New Taipei, , TW), Stanley Chou (Taipei, , TW), Steven Alfred Kummerl (Carrollton, TX), Yuh-Harng Chien (New Taipei, , T
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16537535 on 08/10/2019 (724 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a package structure with opposite first and second sides spaced apart along a first direction, opposite third and fourth sides spaced apart along a second direction, opposite fifth and sixth sides spaced apart along a third direction, the first, second, and third directions being orthogonal to one another. A set of first leads extend outward from the first side along the first direction, a set of second leads extend outward from the second side along the first direction, and a thermal pad includes a first portion that extends along a portion of the fifth side, and a second portion that extends along a portion of the third side to facilitate cooling and visual solder inspection when soldered to a host printed circuit board.

[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]


Finger pad leadframe
Patent No. 11081429 

Inventor(s): J K Ho (New Taipei, , TW), Jason Chien (New Taipei, , TW), Yuh-Harng Chien (New Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600615 on 10/14/2019 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device includes a leadframe including a finger pad(s) that is integrated, and spans a finger pad area including a width narrower than its length. A first portion of the finger pad area provides a die support area. A second portion of the finger pad area provides a wire bond area including first and second wire bond pads on a first and second side of the die support area. One of the wire bond pads further includes a lead terminal integrally connected. The IC die has a top side with bond pads and a back side having a non-electrically conductive die attach material attached to the die support area. Bond wires extend from the bond pads to the first and second wire bond pads. A mold compound encapsulates the packaged semiconductor device leaving exposed at least the lead terminal on a bottom side of the packaged semiconductor 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]


Multi-tier three-dimensional memory device containing dielectric well structures for contact via structures and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11081443 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Masayuki Hiroi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yuki Mizutani (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm:
The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16827990 on 03/24/2020 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first vertically alternating sequence of first insulating layers and first spacer material layers and a first-tier retro-stepped dielectric material portion are formed over a substrate. The first spacer material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, first electrically conductive layers. A second vertically alternating sequence of second insulating layers and second spacer material layers and a second-tier retro-stepped dielectric material portion are formed over the first vertically alternating sequence and the first-tier retro-stepped dielectric material portion. The second spacer material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, second electrically conductive layers. An opening is formed through the second vertically alternating sequence over the first-tier retro-stepped dielectric material portion, and is filled with a dielectric well structure. Contact via structures can be formed through the dielectric well structure and the first-tier retro-stepped dielectric material portion on the first electrically conductive layers.

[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]


Textured bond pads
Patent No. 11081456 

Inventor(s): Alvin Lopez Andaya (Calasiao, , PH), Aniceto Tabangcura Rabilas, Jr. (Baguio, , PH), Rafael Jose Lizares Guevara (Makati, , PH), Ray Fredric Solis de Asis (Mabalacat, , PH), Sylvester Tigno Sanchez (Manila, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16554025 on 08/28/2019 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a package comprises a semiconductor die and a bond pad formed upon the semiconductor die. The bond pad has a protrusion on a top surface of the bond pad. The package also comprises a metal contact and a bond wire coupled to the protrusion and to the metal 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]


Stacked die multichip module package
Patent No. 11081472 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Almeria Noquil (Plano, TX), Makarand Ramkrishna Kulkarni (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16574226 on 09/18/2019 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multichip module (MCM) power package includes a multilayer routable leadframe substrate (MRLF) substrate including a first and a second RLF layer. A multilayer extending via extends from the first into the second RLF layer. A first vertical FET has a side flipchip attached to a bottom side of the second RLF. A second vertical FET has a side flipchip attached to a bottom side of the second RLF layer, and contacts the multilayer extending via. A controller integrated circuit (IC) is flipchip attached a top side of the MRLF substrate at least partially over the first vertical FET. A top mold compound is on a top side of the MRLF substrate lateral to the controller IC that is lateral to a metal pad on the multilayer extending via. A bottom side of the first and second vertical FET are exposed by a bottom mold compound layer.

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


LDMOS with high-k drain STI dielectric
Patent No. 11081558 

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: 16812311 on 03/08/2020 (513 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 located 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 oxide.

[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]


Metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor with crystalline oxide layer on a III-V material
Patent No. 11081590 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX), Robert M. Wallace (Garland, TX), Xiaoye Qin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Gyeonggi-do, , KR), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Gyeonggi-do, , KR)

Law Firm:
Van Pelt, Yi James LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16591458 on 10/02/2019 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) includes a substrate having a source region, a drain region, and a channel region between the source region and the drain region, the substrate having an epitaxial III-V material that includes three elements thereon, a source electrode over the source region, a drain electrode over the drain region, and a crystalline oxide layer including an oxide formed on the epitaxial III-V material in the channel region, the epitaxial III-V material including three elements.

[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]


Integration of graphene and boron nitride hetero-structure device
Patent No. 11081593 

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: 16661758 on 10/23/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device includes a gated graphene component. The gated graphene component has a graphitic layer containing one or more layers of graphene. The graphitic layer has a channel region, a first contact region adjacent to the channel region and a second contact region adjacent to the channel region. A patterned hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) layer is disposed on the graphitic layer above the channel region. A gate is located over the patterned hBN layer above the channel region. A first connection is disposed on the graphitic layer in the first contact region, and a second connection is disposed on the graphitic layer in the second contact region. The patterned hBN layer does not extend completely under the first connection or under the second connection. A method of forming the gated graphene component in the microelectronic device is disclosed.

[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]


Full duplex using OAM
Patent No. 11081796 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16595148 on 10/07/2019 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing full-duplex communications comprises a first transceiver for simultaneously transmitting first signals having a first orthogonal function applied thereto on a first channel and simultaneously receiving second signals having a second orthogonal function applied thereto at a same time. A second transceiver simultaneously receives the first signals having the first orthogonal function applied thereto on the first channel and simultaneously transmits the second signals having the second orthogonal function applied thereto at the same time. Application of the first orthogonal function to the first signals and application of the second orthogonal function to the second signals prevents interference between the first signals and the second signals.

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


Removable high voltage battery components
Patent No. 11081893 

Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA), Nathan C. Westover (New Hudson, MI), Robert C. MacArthur (Ypsilanti, MI), Shannon Alicia Wrobel (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTHAMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16429399 on 06/03/2019 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: A removable vehicle battery system includes an energy storage module, a charging/discharging control unit, converter configured to convert the energy into a usable format for an external device, and a power outlet configured to supply energy to the external device. The system communicates with the external device regarding the energy formats the external device requires as well as the quantity of energy in the energy storage module, and the formats in which the energy storage module can supply this energy to the external device. The control unit controls energy delivery from the energy storage module to the external device.

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


Unidirectional ring mitigation in a voltage converter
Patent No. 11081955 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Morroni (Parker, TX), Michael Lueders (Freising, , DE), Shailendra Baranwal (Murphy, TX), Sujan K. Manohar (Dallas, TX), Yogesh Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15716647 on 09/27/2017 (1406 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a high side transistor switch coupled to a first voltage node and a low side transistor switch coupled to the high side transistor switch at a switch node. The system further includes a unidirectional decoupling capacitor circuit including a capacitive component. The unidirectional decoupling capacitor circuit is coupled between the first voltage node and a common potential. Responsive to a voltage on the first voltage node being more than a threshold greater than an input voltage to the first voltage node, the unidirectional decoupling capacitor circuit is configured to sink current from the first voltage node to the capacitive component. The capacitive component can therefore be charged, with the charge used to subsequently power a load.

[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]


Power converter with multi-mode timing control
Patent No. 11081957 

Inventor(s): Guofeng Jin (Shanghai, , CN), Yueming Sun (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781680 on 02/04/2020 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter circuit includes a power stage circuit configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage provided at an output, and a control circuit configured to control the power stage circuit. The control circuit is configured to operate in one of a pulse frequency modulation (”PFM”) mode and a pulse width modulation (”PWM”) mode depending on a current supplied to the output. The control circuit includes a multi-mode timer circuit configured to provide a switching signal to set an off time for each switching cycle of the power stage circuit during the PFM mode and during the PWM mode.

[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]


DC-DC converter with current loop gain
Patent No. 11081958 

Inventor(s): Jian Liang (Shanghai, , CN), Linghan Xie (Wuxi, , CN), Weicheng Zhang (Changhai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16805251 on 02/28/2020 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter system includes a first switch, a first sensing unit configured to generate a first sensed signal proportional to a current through the first switch, a second sensing unit ([b]118[/b]) configured to generate a second sensed signal based on a difference between a reference voltage and a feedback voltage, a DC compensation unit configured to generate a slope peak DC signal relative to a slope peak of a slope compensation signal, and a signal combination unit configured to generate a control signal based on the first and second sensed signals, the slope compensation signal and the slope peak DC signal to switch off the first switch.

[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]


Timer for power converter controller
Patent No. 11081960 

Inventor(s): Anmol Sharma (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927302 on 03/21/2018 (1231 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In an example, the circuit includes an input circuit having a first output and a second output, a first timer having a first input coupled to the first output of the input circuit, a second timer having a first input coupled to the second output of the input circuit, a second input coupled to an output of the first timer, and an output coupled to a second input of the first timer, and an output circuit coupled to the output of the first timer and the output of the second timer.

[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]


Somersaulting motion of soft bodied structure
Patent No. 11081975 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, 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: 16170978 on 10/25/2018 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: The soft bodied structures and systems for controlling such devices are described herein. The soft bodied structures can, through a series of soft hydraulic actuators, move from a first position to a second position by a somersaulting motion. The system can include connecting to a first contact point of the surface using a surface attachment. The rigidity of the controllably resistive material can then be increased. The medial hydraulic actuators can be actuated to expand the exterior medial surface, creating a bend. The device can then attach to a second contact point using the surface attachment and the end portion actuator of the unattached end portion. Then, the surface attachment of the first attached end portion can detach. The medial hydraulic actuators and the controllably resistive material can then relax, followed by detaching the surface attachment of the second attached end portion.

[H02N] ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


3D-printed protective shell structures with support columns for stress sensitive circuits
Patent No. 11082028 

Inventor(s): Alexander Harvey Scheuermann (Dallas, TX), James Cooper Wainerdi (Plano, TX), Luu Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Matthew David Romig (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724681 on 12/23/2019 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosure, a semiconductor package is disclosed. The semiconductor package includes a lead frame. A semiconductor die is attached to a first side of the lead frame. A protective shell covers at least a first portion of the first surface of the semiconductor die. The protective shell comprises of ink residue. A layer of molding compound covers an outer surface of the protective shell and exposed portion of the first surface of the semiconductor die. A cavity space is within an inner space of the protective shell and the first portion of the top surface of the semiconductor die.

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


Rapid and high voltage pulse generation circuits
Patent No. 11082033 

Inventor(s): Johan Tjeerd Strydom (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17078623 on 10/23/2020 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a circuit comprises a first switch adapted to be coupled to a direct current (DC) power source, a second switch coupled to the first switch and adapted to be coupled to the DC power source, and a resistor coupled to the first and second switches. The circuit comprises a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, the primary side coupled to the first and second switches, the secondary side adapted to be coupled to a load. The circuit comprises a third switch coupled between the resistor and the primary side of the transformer, and a capacitor coupled to the second switch.

[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]


Material-discernment proximity sensor
Patent No. 11082042 

Inventor(s): Thomas Almholt (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16855040 on 04/22/2020 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: A material-discerning sensing device includes an antenna, a capacitive proximity sensor, and a control circuit. The antenna includes multiple conductive loops and is configured to radiate a wireless signal. The antenna defines an interior region devoid of the conductive loops and an exterior region outside the conductive loops. The capacitive proximity sensor includes a conductive pattern provided within the interior region or within a projection of the interior region, as well as a conductive bar. The control circuit is configured to detect a change in a characteristic of an electrical signal from the capacitive sensor. The conductive pattern includes a longitudinal portion, a first plurality of parallel conductors extending away from the longitudinal portion in a first direction and orthogonal to the longitudinal portion, and a second plurality of parallel conductors extending away from the longitudinal portion in a second direction opposite the first direction.

[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]


Sleepy device operation in asynchronous channel hopping networks
Patent No. 11082086 

Inventor(s): Jyothsna Kunduru (Plano, TX), Kumaran Vijayasankar (Allen, TX), Kwang Seop Eom (Frisco, TX), Robert Liang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576345 on 09/19/2019 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio communications device includes a RTC configured to run even during sleep for receiving from a coordinator node (CN) in an asynchronous channel hopping WPAN an asynchronous hopping sequence (AHS) frame that includes the CN”s hopping sequence. A processor implements a stored sleepy device operation in asynchronous channel hopping networks algorithm. The algorithm is for determining a time stamp for the AHS frame and the CN”s initial timing position within the hopping sequence, storing the time stamp, going to sleep and upon waking up changing a frequency band of its receive (Rx) channel to an updated fixed channel. A data request command frame is transmitted by the device on the CN”s listening channel that is calculated from the CN”s hopping sequence, time stamp, CN”s initial timing position and current time, and the device receives an ACK frame transmitted by the CN at the updated fixed channel of Rx operation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for enabling uplink MIMO
Patent No. 11082097 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16572465 on 09/16/2019 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses enabling uplink multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive an uplink (UL) grant for an UL transmission. The processor is configured to decode a precoding information field in downlink control information (DCI) associated with the UL grant. The precoding information field includes at least one precoding matrix indicator (PMI) corresponding to a plurality of precoders. The transceiver is further configured to precode a data stream according to the precoders indicated by the precoding information field and transmit the precoded data stream on an UL channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Codebook sub-sampling for CSI feedback on PUCCH for 4TX MIMO
Patent No. 11082099 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Ralf M. Bendlin (Portland, OR), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16716210 on 12/16/2019 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: Channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system is disclosed. User equipment transmits a CSI feedback signal via a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH). If the UE is configured in a first feedback mode, the CSI comprises a first report jointly coding a Rank Indicator (RI) and a first precoding matrix indicator (PMI1), and a second report coding Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) and a second precoding matrix indicator (PMI2). If the UE is configured in a second feedback mode, the CSI comprises a first report coding RI, and a second report coding CQI, PMI1 and PMI2. The jointly coded RI and PMI1 employs codebook sub-sampling, and the jointly coding PMI1, PMI2 and CQI employs codebook sub-sampling.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for a long-term evolution (LTE)-compatible subframe structure for wideband LTE
Patent No. 11082169 

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano, TX), Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estat
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16892070 on 06/03/2020 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of scheduling transmissions. A wireless device such as an eNodeB (eNB) may schedule a transmission of a wideband (WB) signal on a micro-frame selected from a plurality of WB micro-frames of a WB carrier. A narrowband (NB) subframe may span a portion of the selected WB micro-frame in the frequency-domain, and the selected WB micro-frame may overlap at least a portion of the NB subframe in the time-domain. The WB signal and an NB signal may be transmitted over the WB micro-frame and the NB subframe in accordance with a first numerology and a second numerology, respectively. A WB subframe may be divided into a plurality of micro-frames. The transmission direction of the WB micro-frame may be scheduled according to a transmission rule based on the contents of a payload in the NB subframe.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for transmitting a sub-space selection
Patent No. 11082176 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15800955 on 11/01/2017 (1371 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for receiving reference signals by a user equipment (UE) from a base station in a downlink channel, as well as transmitting a linear combination index from the UE to the base station. In particular, the linear combination index identifies a combination of beams selected from a set of beams in accordance with the RS.

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


Fault injection attack detection in integrated circuits
Patent No. 11082202 

Inventor(s): Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ARM LIMITED (Cambridge, , GB)

Law Firm:
Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996134 on 06/01/2018 (1159 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system with fault injection attack detection can include a circuit block; at least one independent power network; a detector coupled to the at least one independent power network to detect a change in a power characteristic of the independent power network; and sensors coupled to the at least one independent power network and located in an active layer of a chip with the circuit block. The sensors are responsive to at least one type of fault injection attack. In some cases, the sensors can be inverters.

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


Secure network authentication at a gateway for non-internet protocol enabled devices
Patent No. 11082238 

Inventor(s): Alejandro Martin Lampropulos (Barcelona, , ES), Arvind Kandhalu Raghu (Plano, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719737 on 12/18/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for network authentication of wireless devices at a gateway is provided that includes scanning a wireless network by the gateway to discover unjoined wireless devices, joining a discovered wireless device to the gateway using a non-internet protocol implemented by the wireless device, wherein the joining results in an encrypted connection between the gateway and the wireless device, and authenticating the discovered wireless device to the gateway via the encrypted connection, wherein authentication is performed according to an authentication protocol of a network protocol management layer of the gateway.

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


Methods and apparatus for performing a high speed phase demodulation scheme using a low bandwidth phase-lock loop
Patent No. 11082271 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Anant Patki (Bangalore, , IN), Kumar Anurag Shrivastava (Bangalore, , IN), Madhulatha Bonu (Bangalore, , IN), Subhashish Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16900010 on 06/12/2020 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing a high speed phase demodulation scheme using a low bandwidth phase-lock loop are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a low bandwidth phase lock loop to lock to a data signal at a first phase, the data signal capable of oscillating at the first phase or a second phase; and output a first output signal at the first phase and a second output signal at the second phase, the first output signal or the second output signal being utilized in a feedback loop of the low bandwidth phase lock loop. The example apparatus further includes a fast phase change detection circuit coupled to the low bandwidth phase lock loop to determine whether the data signal is oscillating at the first phase or the second phase.

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


Electronic components enclosure located in a step structure
Patent No. 11082314 

Inventor(s): William C. Anderson (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): AmpThink, LLC (Garland, TX)

Law Firm:
AmpThink, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153996 on 10/08/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods relate to locating connectivity network components in a step structure. Connectivity network components, such as network switches, network access points, etc., are disposed within structural steps in a spectator venue, such as a sports stadium or arena. Locating network components in stadium steps allows network cabling to be brought closer to network access points, thus bringing about efficiencies in cabling costs and connectivity characteristics. Such systems and methods allow for network access points to be located in greater densities in areas with high user access rates.

[H02G] INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES (insulated conductors or cables with arrangements for facilitating mounting or securing H01B 7/40; distribution points incorporating switches H02B; guiding telephone cords H04M 1/15; cable ducts or mountings for telephone or telegraph exchange installations H04Q 1/06)


Lossless data delivery at route changes in wireless radio networks
Patent No. 11082329 

Inventor(s): Milap Majmundar (Justin, TX), Thomas Novlan (Justin, 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: 15994453 on 05/31/2018 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards lossless delivery of data when there are route changes, e.g., in an integrated access and backhaul (IAB) multi-hop relay network. When a route changes is to occur, the last unchanged node in a multiple hop route preserves the data (e.g., copies unacknowledged and unsent PDCP PDUs from the protocol stack corresponding to the radio link control layer of the failed relay hop, and populates a replacement protocol stack for the node in the new route with the preserved data. Also described is pre-emptive detection of link failure, which triggers a route change based on monitoring retransmissions to detect a deteriorating link, which can occur before complete link communication failure.

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


System and method for cloud-based analytics
Patent No. 11082419 

Inventor(s): Anoop Kunjuraman Pillai (Plano, TX), Dan Tresnak (Frisco, TX), Jonathan Lee (Frisco, TX), Leonardo Gomide (Addison, TX), Michael Carrillo (Frisco, TX), Raveender Kommera (Flower Mound, TX), Venu Gopal Rao Meda (Plano, TX,
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)

Law Firm:
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16858483 on 04/24/2020 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method in accordance with example embodiments may include systems and methods for a cloud-based analytics platform. The cloud-based analytics platform may allow the manual and automatic uploading to and/or downloading from a cloud server. The platform may include single sign-on (SSO) capabilities such that a user may have one set of credentials to access data from the cloud-based analytics and/or data stored locally. The platform may include data validation and processing in order to provide real-time feedback on uploads based on file type, file size, access rights, extracted data, and transformed data.

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


System and method for determining trust for SIP messages
Patent No. 11082459 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)

Law Firm:
Conley Rose, P. C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175430 on 10/30/2018 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing initial registration is provided. The method includes receiving a server timeout message, the server timeout message including at least a field set to a value equal to a value received during a first registration. The method further includes initiating restoration procedures by performing an initial registration.

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


System and method for access to continuously running application programs by network connected end-user devices
Patent No. 11082500 

Inventor(s): Steve Bakke (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
The Law Firrm of H. Dale Langley, Jr., PC (Local + 217 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16844129 on 04/09/2020 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing access to one or more application device, such as a respective processed application program, is connected to a telecommunications network including at least one user device. The system includes a manager device connected to the respective application device, and the manager device communicatively connects to the respective user device. Each application device includes a respective processing state and a state table of each respective processing state. The manager device updates the respective processing state of the state table for each application device and respective user device. Each user device accesses the manager device to obtain the respective processing state in the state table of the particular application device for the particular user device. User devices can switch communications with the manager device and application device, providing continuing operations of the application device with same processing state.

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


Building, transmitting, and receiving frame structures in power line communications
Patent No. 11082541 

Inventor(s): Anand G. Dabak (Plano, TX), Badri N Varadarajan (Mountain View, TX), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14979730 on 12/28/2015 (2045 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for building, transmitting, and receiving frame structures in power line communications (PLC) are described. Various techniques described herein provide a preamble design using one or more symbols. One or more preamble symbols may be interspersed within a header portion of a PLC frame to facilitate estimation of a frame boundary and/or sampling frequency offset, for example, in the presence of impulsive noise.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method for enabling, and causing, stored settings of controls for functions of a radio head unit in an automotive vehicle to be re-programmed
Patent No. 11082822 

Inventor(s): Loren S. Adell (Sunnyvale, TX), Michael Adell (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIGROUP TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (Frisco, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854275 on 04/21/2020 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for re-programming a radio head unit in an automotive vehicle by a special ”app” in a personal cellular (wireless) telephone.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Determining a core network gateway based on a tracking area or a cell of a user device
Patent No. 11082904 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580545 on 09/24/2019 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive relationship information indicating a relationship between first geographic information and a network gateway. The network gateway may be associated with providing a user device with access to a network. The device may store the relationship information. The device may receive, from the user device and via a base station, second geographic information indicating a tracking area in which the user device is located. The device may identify one or more network gateways, associated with the second geographic information, based on the second geographic information and the relationship information. The device may provide, to the user device, one or more device identifiers associated with the one or more network gateways to permit the user device to access the network via the one or more network gateways. The one or more device identifiers may be provided in association with a non-access stratum message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


User equipment (UE) and method of sidelink data communication in fifth generation (5G) new radio (NR) things networks
Patent No. 11082950 

Inventor(s): Joonbeom Kim (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cu, CA)

Law Firm:
Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin and Goetzel PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16078999 on 10/28/2016 (1740 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a network User Equipment (nUE), wearable User Equipment (wUE), and methods for sidelink communication are generally described herein. The nUE may transmit a control channel that allocates a subframe as either a downlink subframe or an uplink subframe for a sidelink communication between the nUE and a wearable User Equipment (wUE). When the control channel allocates the subframe as a downlink subframe, the nUE may contend for access to channel resources. The contention may include transmission of a transmitter resources acquisition and sounding (TAS) channel in a physical resource block (PRB) and an attempted detection of a receiver resources acquisition and sounding (RAS) channel from the wUE in the PRB. When the control channel allocates the subframe as an uplink subframe, the wUE may contend for access to the channel resources.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Scheduling systems and methods for wireless networks
Patent No. 11082956 

Inventor(s): Khiem Le (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Mosaid Technologies Incorporated (Ottawa, , CA)

Law Firm:
Conversant IP Management Corp. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16822139 on 03/18/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is performed by a base station in a wireless network. The method includes receiving from a user device a request to reconfigure already-active uplink semi-persistent scheduling (SPS). The already-active uplink SPS grants the user device a resource block allocation (RBA) and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for periodic uplink transmissions. The already-active uplink SPS includes a time-interval parameter, the time-interval parameter specifying a time interval between the periodic uplink transmissions. The request includes information related to a proposed adjustment of the time-interval parameter. The method further includes reconfiguring the already-active uplink SPS. The reconfiguring includes modifying the time-interval parameter based, at least in part, on the information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for receiving system information in a radio access network, performed by a mobile terminal and mobile terminal for receiving system information in a radio access network
Patent No. 11083007 

Inventor(s): Dieter Petermann (Langen, , DE), Hidetoshi Suzuki (Osaka, , JP), Takahisa Aoyama (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)

Law Firm:
Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16807580 on 03/03/2020 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and transmission apparatus transmit broadcast system information in a mobile communication system. Further, a method and mobile terminal receive the broadcast system information. An improved method for broadcasting broadcast system information maps different partitions of broadcast system information to a shared transport channel or a broadcast transport channel for transmission. The mapping may take into account parameters inherent to the mobile terminals to which the broadcast system information is to be transmitted and/or parameters inherent to the different partitions of broadcast system information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Software demarcation in edge computing environment
Patent No. 11083029 

Inventor(s): Igal Elbaz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882677 on 05/25/2020 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for instantiating a service provider application on a customer premises-based device are disclosed. For example, a processing system of a telecommunication service provider network having at least one processor may establish a first tunnel between the processing system and a virtual machine monitor of a customer premises-based device and send a first instruction to the virtual machine monitor via the first tunnel to instantiate a first service provider application on the customer premises-based device. The processing system may further establish a second tunnel between the processing system and the first service provider application and send a second instruction to the first service provider application via the second tunnel to configure the first service provider application to operate in a service function chain.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for multi-network connectivity with a dynamic node selection
Patent No. 11083032 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)

Law Firm:
Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16369651 on 03/29/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, connecting a user equipment to a first node of a first network to provide a service requested by the user equipment to the user equipment, obtaining a first measurement associated with the first node and a second measurement associated with a second node, responsive to the obtaining, detecting that the first measurement is less than a first threshold and the second measurement is greater than a second threshold, responsive to the detecting, identifying an application executed by the user equipment in obtaining the service, and responsive to determining that the application requires dual connectivity based on the identifying, commanding the user equipment to establish connectivity with the second node or a third node to provide at least a portion of the service. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Multiple mode push-to-X group calls on long term evolution networks
Patent No. 11083042 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Jain (Irving, TX), Basem A. Ardah (Plano, TX), Bibhudatta Biswal (Richardson, TX), Brahmananda R. Vempati (Dallas, TX), Harisha Negalaguli (Mckinney, TX), Krishnakant Patel (Richardson, TX), Madhusudan Pai (Frisc
Assignee(s): MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (Chicago, IL)

Law Firm:
Michael Best and Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16730057 on 12/30/2019 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for multiple mode push-to-x group calls. One example embodiment provides a push-to-X server. The push-to-X server includes a communication interface communicatively coupled to a communication network and an electronic processor. The electronic processor receives, via a unicast uplink channel, a group call request from a first subscriber unit of the communication network. The electronic processor receives, from the first subscriber unit, a push-to-X data stream. The electronic processor receives a unicast channel request from a second subscriber unit of the communication network. In response to receiving the unicast channel request, the electronic processor establishes a unicast channel resource with the second subscriber unit. The electronic processor transmits the push-to-X data stream to the second subscriber unit via the unicast channel resource and transmits the push-to-X data stream to a plurality of subscriber units via a broadcast media bearer channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Outdoor electronics enclosure with modular structure
Patent No. 11083093 

Inventor(s): Tri H. Nguyen (Richardson, TX), Walter Mark Hendrix (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)

Law Firm:
Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16429611 on 06/03/2019 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular electronics enclosure includes a rear frame, a first L-shaped piece and a second L-shaped piece joined to form a box-shaped shell having a floor, a ceiling, a rear wall and first and second opposed side walls that define an internal cavity. The first L-shaped piece includes a wall panel and a top panel that form the ceiling and the first side wall of the shell. The second L-shaped piece includes a wall panel and a bottom panel that form the floor and the second side wall of the shell. The rear frame forms the rear wall of the shell.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Toaster
Patent No. D926511 

Inventor(s): Abdalla Abukashef (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29700350 on 08/01/2019 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Beverage container
Patent No. D926521 

Inventor(s): Brittany Gronkowski (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm:
Wenderoth, Lind Ponack, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29697803 on 07/11/2019 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bag closure construction
Patent No. D926590 

Inventor(s): Ramon Ibarra (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): MEXICO PLASTIC COMPANY (Mexico, MO)

Law Firm:
Harness, Dickey Pierce, P.L.C. (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29704816 on 09/06/2019 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle grille
Patent No. D926642 

Inventor(s): Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)

Law Firm:
Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722177 on 01/27/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Aircraft
Patent No. D926664 

Inventor(s): Allen Brittain (Flower Mound, TX), Paul Charles Griffiths (Roanoke, TX), Steven Loveland (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)

Law Firm:
Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29735956 on 05/26/2020 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Hoverboard
Patent No. D926902 

Inventor(s): Matao Cao (Lishui, , CN), Qin Ke (Lishui, , CN), Qiusheng Zhang (Lishui, , CN)
Assignee(s): Golabs Inc. (Carrollton, TX)

Law Firm:
Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29711112 on 10/29/2019 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pen device
Patent No. D926989 

Inventor(s): Douglas F. Sutherland (Luxembourg, , LU), Scott J. Smith (Dallas, TX), Tyde Meadows (Hartselle, AL), Valentin Korman (Huntsville, AL)
Assignee(s): Socrates Health Solutions, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29701068 on 08/08/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Gate
Patent No. D927016 

Inventor(s): Shuicai Su (Shangrao, , CN)
Assignee(s): EASYBABY PRODUCTS, INC. (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm:
No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707080 on 09/26/2019 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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