Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of July 20

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

Patents granted include:
•  Mirelz's virtual try-on coordination via communications sessions
•  Stackpath's cryptographic network protocol escalation path
•  VitalTech Properties' standing desk biometrics
•  AirWatch's multi-persona management and devices
•  Atense's storing and using multipurpose secret data
•  Commercial Metals Company's emissions collection system
•  Chad Dorsey Design's fireplace surround
• Magnus Inventions' picture hanging marking tool
• inRegen's bioactive renal cells
•  VPay's virtual payment card fraud detection

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 July 20, 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 19
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 10
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 4
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 11
G: PHYSICS 48
H: ELECTRICITY 44
DESIGN: 6


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 20
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 7
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 5
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA) 4
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 4
Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 4
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 4
PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA) 3
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 3

UNASSIGNED 16


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Derek Scott Sancer (Denton) 3
Hongbo Si (Plano) 3
Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville) 3
Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine) 3
Win Naing Maung (Plano) 3
Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound) 3
Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI) 2
Douglas Edward Wente (Murphy) 2
Eric Norman Tucker (Denton) 2
Huanzhang Huang (Plano) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Combine harvester concave frame assembly
Patent No. 11064655 

Inventor(s): Brian G. Robertson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17008430 on 08/31/2020 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A threshing concave frame assembly for crop separating operations in a combine harvester is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the concave frame includes a first side member and a second side member opposing each other, wherein the first and second side members each have an interior surface and exterior surface. In addition, an elongated threshing bar member is disposed between the interior surface of the first side and second side members of the concave frame. In particular, the elongated threshing bar member includes a first end and a second end, wherein the first and second ends are secured to the interior surface of the first and second side members of the concave frame.

[A01F] THRESHING (combines A01D 41/00); BALING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STATIONARY APPARATUS OR HAND TOOLS FOR FORMING OR BINDING STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE INTO BUNDLES; CUTTING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STORING AGRICULTURAL OR HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE (arrangements for making or setting stacks in connection with harvesting A01D 85/00)


Hair bow with integral reclosable compartment
Patent No. 11064780 

Inventor(s): Evelyn Grace Doros (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17087399 on 11/02/2020 (260 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hair bow with at least one integral reclosable compartment is disclosed. The hair bow can include two or more wings, with one or more wing being a reclosable compartment. The compartment can be opened and closed by use of a zipper, a button, a snap, a tongue-in-groove closure, or other reclosure mechanism.

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


Vented bedding system and method of use
Patent No. 11064812 

Inventor(s): Charles Thornburg (North Richland Hills, TX), Natali Thornburg (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059864 on 08/09/2018 (1076 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bed system includes a ventilated bed with a thickness and a breathable material configured to enable airflow therethrough; a support structure having a plurality of hollow elongated arms integral with each other, each of the plurality of hollow arms having openings in gaseous communication with an airflow channel disposed within the plurality of hollow elongated arms; and a plurality of fans in gaseous communication with the airflow channels. The airflow is directed from the plurality of fans through the airflow channel and plurality of hollow elongated arms, and through the thickness of the ventilated bed.

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


Dual-directional display shelf
Patent No. 11064820 

Inventor(s): Martin Belokin (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Displays by Martin Paul, Inc.Creative Center (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15957632 on 04/19/2018 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shelf has been disclosed, which provides a level with a support bridge, a first vertical support, and a second vertical support. The support bridge, the first vertical support, and the second vertical support forming three points in the level that support an object in alternative right or left arrangements at an angle where the objects extend upward and outward from the support bridge. In particular configurations, each of the first vertical support and the second vertical support comprise a shelving portion and each of the first vertical support and the second vertical support comprise an end support.

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


Picture hanging marking tool
Patent No. 11064823 

Inventor(s): Alfredo Ulloa (Dallas, TX), Armando Ulloa (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MAGNUS INVENTIONS LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16222770 on 12/17/2018 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes methods, devices, kits, and components of an apparatus that can assist a user to identify locations of attachment points or openings on a frame and transferring those measurements to a wall for purposes of supporting a picture that is level.

[A47G] HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 65/00; knives B26B)


Package delivery system and method of use
Patent No. 11064831 

Inventor(s): LaTonya M. Biddle (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16549793 on 08/23/2019 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: A package delivery system includes a delivery pod container having a package deposit door positioned at a top of the delivery pod container, the package deposit door providing access to an interior area of the delivery pod container; and a pod door located on a front of the delivery pod container and to provide access to the interior area of the delivery pod container, the pod door having a lock; a bracket attached to the delivery pod container and to engage with a door and mount the delivery pod container thereto; the delivery pod container is to receive the package therein upon delivery from the delivery personnel.

[A47G] HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 65/00; knives B26B)


Towel warming apparatus
Patent No. 11064847 

Inventor(s): James Joseph Wallander (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16651289 on 02/22/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a heated towel rack that includes at least one lateral support, at least one forced air heating unit in fluid communication with a channel within a lateral support, and at least one cross bar coupled to the at least one lateral support. The at least one cross bar including at least one vent that traverses into a conduit within the cross bar. The channel is in fluid communication with the at least one vent by way of the conduit.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)


Navigated patella clamp
Patent No. 11065015 

Inventor(s): John R. Fossez (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (Mahwah, NJ)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16352268 on 03/13/2019 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods of patella arthroplasty. A navigated patella clamp used in an arthroplasty procedure includes first and second movable jaw members and an actuation member coupled to the first and second jaw members for moving the first and second jaw members along a plane toward and away from one another. The patella clamp further includes a tracker and adjustable stylus for positioning the clamp on a patient”s patella below a desired resection plane. The adjustable stylus coupled to the clamp is used to check the position and orientation of the clamp with respect to the patella to ensure the correct amount of bone will be resected from the patella corresponding to the thickness of a patella component that will be implanted on the resected patella.

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


Bone plate and guide block and attachment mechanism thereof
Patent No. 11065042 

Inventor(s): Tim Niacaris (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Flower Orthopedics Corporation (Horsham, PA)
Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15015943 on 02/04/2016 (1993 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides systems and devices for fixing the angle of instruments passing through a bone plate, as well as methods for using the same. The devices include bone plates and complementary guide blocks having features for secure attachment, as well as features for simple detachment.

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


Flexible hollow lumen composite
Patent No. 11065099 

Inventor(s): Peter D. Gabriele (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): THE SECANT GROUP, LLC (Telford, PA)
Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153219 on 10/05/2018 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite lumen includes an extruded tube of a composite including a poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) matrix mixed with a PGS thermoset filler. The composite lumen also includes an overbraid structure overlying an outer surface of the extruded tube. A method of forming a composite lumen includes extruding a PGS tube of a composite including a PGS matrix mixed with a PGS thermoset filler. The method also includes applying an overbraid structure over an outer surface of the extruded tube.

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


Intraocular lens having closed-loop haptic structures
Patent No. 11065108 

Inventor(s): Douglas Brent Wensrich (Bedford, TX), Ian Michael Marks (Dallas, TX), Jian Liu (Keller, TX), Jonathan David McCann (Van Alstyne, TX), Stephen J. Van Noy (Southlake, TX), Stephen John Collins (Fort Worth, TX), Sung Kyu Lee
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16174476 on 10/30/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic including an optic axis and a closed-loop haptic structure coupled to the optic via a frame surrounding the optic, the closed-loop haptic structure including a closed loop extending from first and second attachment points to the frame. The closed loop includes a first hinge and a second hinge. The first hinge has a first section having a first component extending in a first angular direction, a second section having a second component extending in a second angular direction opposite to the first angular direction, and a first connecting section between the first section and the second section. The second hinge has a third section having a third component extending in the second angular direction, a fourth section having a fourth component extending in the first angular direction, the fourth section being connected to the second section to form the closed loop.

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


Inductive heating systems and methods of controlling the same to reduce biological carryover
Patent No. 11065352 

Inventor(s): Andrew Fischer (Euless, TX), Dustin House (Carrollton, TX), Edna Prieto-Ballengee (Dallas, TX), Lei Qiao (Addison, TX), Lyle Yarnell (Richardson, TX), Michael Futer (Grand Prairie, TX), Michael Shawn Murphy (Allen, TX
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, , IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15851199 on 12/21/2017 (1307 days app to issue)

Abstract: Inductive heating systems and method of controlling the same to reduce biological carryover are disclosed herein. An example system includes an induction heater including a tank circuit. The example system includes a controller to drive the tank circuit to selectively oscillate at a resonant frequency for the tank circuit to inductively heat a work piece disposed proximate to the tank circuit.

[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]


Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy
Patent No. 11065449 

Inventor(s): Allen Wyler (Seattle, WA), Brad Fowler (Woodinville, WA), Bradford Evan Gliner (Sammamish, WA), Kent Leyde (Redmond, WA), Leif R. Sloan (Seattle, WA), Richard Kuntz (Lakebay, WA), W. Douglas Sheffield (Seatac, WA)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15805052 on 11/06/2017 (1352 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient”s nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters. Stimulation signals providing reduced power consumption with at least adequate symptomatic relief may be applied prior to moderate or significant power source depletion.

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


Methods and systems for reducing interference in stimulation treatment
Patent No. 11065454 

Inventor(s): Flavien Baumgartner (Vevey, , CH), Nicolas Fontaine (Bottens, , CH), Steve Guex (Givrins, , CH)
Assignee(s): DJO, LLC (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15612236 on 06/02/2017 (1509 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reducing stimulation interference between two stimulation modules positioned on a user”s body, which may be used in stimulation systems without a central treatment controller. Systems and methods are also provided for stimulation treatment using multiple independent stimulators wirelessly managed by a remote management device.

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


Mid-plane range-probing techniques for particle therapy
Patent No. 11065476 

Inventor(s): Mingli Chen (Dallas, TX), Steve B Jiang (Dallas, TX), Weiguo Lu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16073097 on 01/26/2017 (1636 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media providing techniques for probing in-vivo beam ranges directly using therapeutic beams for particle therapy treatment are disclosed. In an embodiment, a configuration is determined for one or more probing spots, each spot corresponding to a planned location within an interior region of a tumor volume where a dose of radiation is to be delivered. At least one therapeutic beam is provided to the tumor volume, and one or more images may be captured to provide an indication of the range/depth of the probing spots. Providing the probing spots to the interior of the tumor volume reduces the risk that the dose is provided to sensitive tissue (e.g., because even if the dose is delivered to a location other than the planned location, the dose is likely to remain contained within the tumor volume).

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


Golf club heads
Patent No. 11065515 

Inventor(s): John T. Stites (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17014941 on 09/08/2020 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: Putters include a putter body having a ball striking face member made of a material having a first hardness characteristic. A cavity is defined in the putter body behind the ball striking face member, and plural openings are defined in the ball striking face member extending rearward with respect to the ball striking face member and into the cavity. A polymeric material at least partially fills the openings and the cavity, wherein the polymeric material has a second hardness characteristic that is softer than the first hardness characteristic. The ball striking face member and the polymeric material exposed in at least some of the openings provide a ball striking surface of the putter. The ball striking surface may include grooves or scorelines to affect the launch angle, spin, and/or roll of the ball during a putt. Methods for making such putter devices also are described.

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


Golf club and golf club head structures
Patent No. 11065517 

Inventor(s): Michael G. Taylor (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16896080 on 06/08/2020 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head has a body having a ball striking face, a rear opposite the ball striking face, a crown, a sole, a heel, and a toe, the body having a void defined by a peripheral edge on the sole. The body further defines a cover that extends over the void and forms at least a portion of the crown. At least a portion of the peripheral edge of the void includes a lip extending from the peripheral edge inwardly into the void. The golf club head may additionally or alternately include one or more weight receptacles connected to the sole and having an opening in the sole, such that each weight receptacle is configured to receive insertion of a weight through the opening.

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


Handle grip control device
Patent No. 11065518 

Inventor(s): Richard Andrew Sharum (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Clayton, McKay Bailey, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16435524 on 06/09/2019 (772 days app to issue)

Abstract: A handle grip control device configured to be removably secured to a handle of an instrument includes a body having a first outer surface and an inner surface, and a protrusion extending radially outwardly from a respective proximal end at the first outer surface of the body to a distal tip. The inner surface defines a cavity configured to receive handles of instruments, and the protrusion can define a second outer surface that includes a first and second sloped surfaces opposite to a bottom surface. A slope of the first sloped surface defines a first angle relative to a plane that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the body, and a slope of the second sloped surface defines a second angle relative to the plane that is greater than the first angle.

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


Bioactive renal cells
Patent No. 11066666 

Inventor(s): Eric Werdin (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): inRegen (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925172 on 03/19/2018 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention concerns bioactive renal cells populations, renal cell constructs, and methods of making and using the same.

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


 

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

Emissions collection system and methods
Patent No. 11065703 

Inventor(s): Brett Yarbrough (Fort Worth, TX), Martin Allen Swayze (Seguin, TX), Randall Walker (Floresville, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17015611 on 09/09/2020 (314 days app to issue)

Abstract: An emissions collection system that includes a containment system, the containment system including a plurality of walls and a roof structure that together form an internal chamber; wherein chamber inlets are formed in one wall of the plurality of walls; and wherein chamber outlets are formed in either another wall of the plurality of walls or the roof structure. A filter assembly includes a filter that collects emissions generated within the internal chamber; and a duct system that places the chamber outlets in fluid communication with the filter assembly; wherein the filter assembly is sized and configured to move air through the chamber inlets, the internal chamber, the chamber outlets, the duct system, and the filter to collect emissions generated within the internal chamber.

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


Slicing guide apparatus
Patent No. 11065774 

Inventor(s): Frederick Anthony Lowetz (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Gagnon, Peacock Vereeke P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15829826 on 12/01/2017 (1327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A slicing guide apparatus for reducing perishable foods into small, bite-sized pieces, the apparatus having a hollow cylindrical frame defining an open top end, an open bottom end, at least a first set of pair of elongated, vertical slots, at least a second set of pair of elongated, vertical slots that are perpendicular in orientation to the at least first set of pair of elongated, vertical slots, wherein the width of the at least first set of pair of elongated, vertical slots and of the at least second set of pair of elongated, vertical slots permits a cutting utensil to pass therethrough, at least one elongated, vertical rib that protrudes outward from the exterior of the frame and indicia affixed to the frame.

[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)


System and method of post-cure processing of composite core
Patent No. 11065775 

Inventor(s): Phillip A. Kendrick (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740977 on 01/13/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of cutting a wafer of composite core from a bulk composite core including the steps of placing the bulk composite core in a container, the bulk composite core having a plurality of tube members; depositing a potting compound in contact with an outer surface of the bulk composite core; curing the potting compound; and after curing of the potting compound, cutting through each of the tube members. A method of cutting a wafer of composite core from a bulk composite core, the method comprising the steps of stabilizing the bulk composite core by wrapping an exterior of the bulk composite core with a composite wrap, the bulk composite core having a plurality of tube members; curing the composite wrap; and cutting through each of the tube members.

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


Method of manufacturing a heat-shrink elastomeric element
Patent No. 11065807 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Lund (Wylie, TX), Kejia Yang (Dallas, TX), Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Radu Reit (Plano, TX), Walter Voit (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX), The University of Texas System Board of Regents (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15768458 on 04/13/2017 (1559 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for manufacturing and using heat-shrink elastomeric. An example method of manufacturing a heat-shrink elastomeric element comprises providing a thermoplastic elastomeric element having a first shape; modifying the thermoplastic elastomeric element to produce a thermoset elastomeric element having the first shape; heating the thermoset elastomeric element to a temperature of at least the glass transition temperature of the thermoset elastomeric element; adjusting the first shape of the thermoset elastomeric element to produce a second shape with at least one dimension greater than that of the first shape; and cooling the thermoset elastomeric element to a temperature below that of the glass transition temperature of the thermoset elastomeric element to produce the heat-shrink elastomeric element.

[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]


Cover assemblies to prevent unauthorized access to hitch assemblies of a vehicle
Patent No. 11065926 

Inventor(s): Todd R. Muck (Fowlerville, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507423 on 07/10/2019 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cover assembly for a hitch assembly includes a cover and a cover lock assembly. The cover is coupled to the body component for movement between an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the cover permits access to a hitch lock assembly configured to secure a hitch to a hitch receiver and in the closed position, the cover inhibits access to the hitch lock assembly. The cover lock assembly is configured to releasably secure the cover to the hitch receiver when the cover is in the closed position. The cover lock assembly includes a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration. In the locked configuration, the cover is inhibited from moving from the closed position to the open position. In the unlocked configuration, the cover is permitted to move from the closed position to the open position.

[B60D] VEHICLE CONNECTIONS (components of brake systems B60T 17/04)


Railcar coupler system and method
Patent No. 11066086 

Inventor(s): George S. Creighton (Pompano Beach, FL), Joseph L. Gagliardino (Oakdale, PA), P. Scott Mautino (Pittsburgh, PA), Randall W. Schudalla (Cranberry Township, PA), Richard G. McMillen (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee(s): McConway Torley, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023112 on 06/29/2018 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railcar coupler includes a coupler head portion extending from a shank portion. The coupler head portion is configured to couple to a first coupler knuckle for coupling the railcar coupler to a second railcar coupler of an adjacent railcar. The coupler head portion comprises a nose portion and a gathering face extending from the nose portion for engaging a second coupler knuckle coupled to the second railcar coupler. The coupler head portion comprises a guard arm portion extending from the nose portion towards the shank portion. The coupler head portion comprises a horn portion having a back surface. A distance between the back surface of the horn portion and a nose end of the guard arm portion is less than 11 inches. The coupler head portion comprises a locklifter shelf less than 2 inches above a bottom edge of the coupler.

[B61G] COUPLINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR RAILWAY VEHICLES; DRAUGHT OR BUFFING APPLIANCES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR RAILWAY VEHICLES


Tire protection system
Patent No. 11066109 

Inventor(s): Anthony David (Crowley, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273895 on 02/12/2019 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tire protection system includes a magnet assembly disposed in front of or behind a tire of a vehicle. The magnet assembly attracts and collects metallic debris on the roadway in front of the tire as the vehicle travels along the roadway, thereby preventing the debris from damaging the tire. The magnet assembly may be integrated into a wire-type housing and/or frame that is coupled to a mud flap, lower windscreen, and/or body-side molding located near the undercarriage of the vehicle.

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


Constant-velocity joint link with reduced axial stiffness
Patent No. 11066157 

Inventor(s): Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Richard E. Rauber (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006552 on 06/12/2018 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application provides a drive link for a constant-velocity joint of an aircraft rotor, the link connecting a drive hub attached to a driveshaft to a rotor yoke. The link comprises a leading bearing connected to the drive hub, a trailing bearing connected to the yoke, a central portion between the bearings, and a tension loop connecting the bearings. The tension loop is formed from a composite material and is formed as a continuous band. The tension loop transfers drive forces from the leading bearing to the trailing bearing for driving the yoke in rotation with the driveshaft.

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


Method and apparatus for locating and forming fastener holes in a replacement tip section of a rotor blade
Patent No. 11066188 

Inventor(s): Eric Charles Boyle (Haslet, TX), Robert D. Higbie (Haslet, TX), Ryan Lehto (Crowley, TX), Sven R. Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100971 on 08/10/2018 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for regenerating fastener holes in a replacement tip section of a rotor blade includes a first fixture, a second fixture, and a third fixture positionable adjacent a tip section of the rotor blade. The first fixture is used to verify a position of an opening formed in the spar. The second fixture includes a removable bushing having a drillable opening. The drillable opening is aligned with the at least one opening formed in the spar and defines at least one hole to be formed in the replacement tip section. The third fixture includes a countersink opening. The countersink opening is aligned with the at least one hole to be formed in the replacement tip section and the at least one opening formed in the spar to define a countersink feature to be formed in the at least one hole.

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


Extendible conveyor with irregular parcel handling
Patent No. 11066246 

Inventor(s): Luiz Carlos Harres (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16816897 on 03/12/2020 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: An extendible conveyor system having an extendible conveyor configured to extend into a container, at least one belt on the extendible conveyor configured to transport an irregular parcel from the container to a base end of the extendible conveyor, and a transfer mechanism configured to move the irregular parcel from the at least one belt to a shelf. A method includes transporting an irregular parcel on the at least one belt from the container to a base end of the extendible conveyor and moving the irregular parcel from the at least one belt to a shelf using the transfer mechanism.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)


 

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

Polyanion active materials and method of forming the same
Patent No. 11066307 

Inventor(s): Masaki Matsui (Ann Arbor, MI), Toshihiko Tani (Aichi, , JP), Wei Song (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16356786 on 03/18/2019 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a polyanion active material that includes providing a carbon source, providing a mobile ion source, providing an active metal material, providing a network material, providing a flux material, and mixing the various materials. In one aspect, the mixing step may include grinding or pulverizing materials to a uniform fine mixture. In one aspect, a ball mill may be utilized to mix the components. Following the mixing of the materials, the mixture is heated to a predetermined temperature in a non-oxidizing atmosphere to form a reaction product. In one aspect, the mixture is heated to a temperature above a melting temperature of the flux material. In this manner, the flux material provides a medium in which the various reactants may react to form the desired reaction product. Following the heating of the mixture the reaction product is washed, forming a carbon coated polyanion active material. Also disclosed is a polyanion active material that includes the in situ reaction product of a carbon source, mobile ion source, active metal material, network material, and a flux material wherein the polyanion active material includes a carbon coating formed thereon.

[C01B] NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (fermentation or enzyme-using processes for the preparation of elements or inorganic compounds except carbon dioxide C12P 3/00; production of non-metallic elements or inorganic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B)


Process for the production of expanded material based on sulfone polymers
Patent No. 11066532 

Inventor(s): Robert Wayne Shelton (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Leonard Jackson (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Themis Law (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16475089 on 01/15/2018 (1282 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for the production of expanded material based on sulfone polymers includes an extrusion step in an extruder of virgin sulfone polymer with the injection of at least one expanding agent and in the presence of at least one nucleating agent, and a recycling step of part of the expanded material, which provides a recycled product used as raw material fed to the extruder in combination with the virgin sulfone polymer.

[C08J] WORKING-UP; GENERAL PROCESSES OF COMPOUNDING; AFTER-TREATMENT NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H (working, e.g. shaping, of plastics B29) [2]


Process for making biofuel from spent coffee grounds
Patent No. 11066616 

Inventor(s): Yang Liu (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Smith Brandenburg Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16897620 on 06/10/2020 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and process for producing biofuel from spent coffee grounds (SCGs) comprises the steps of performing a first operation comprising the steps of obtaining spent SCGs from a source, washing the SCGs, mixing the washed SCGs with an inorganic acid and heating and stirring the washed SCGs to form a SCG slurry without separating coffee oil, drying the SCG slurry, mixing the dried slurry with a solvent and heating the dried slurry and solvent mixture to create a reaction to produce biofuel and residual grounds, and separating the biofuel from the solvent and the residual grounds. The process further includes the step of using an activation agent and heating the residual grounds and the activation agent to create activated residual grounds. Biochar is also produced without activation and heating de-oiled SCGs at lower temperatures without oxygen.

[C10L] FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C10G OR C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS; USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES; FIRE-LIGHTERS [5]


Cultivation bag assembly for cultivating microbes
Patent No. 11066632 

Inventor(s): Wei K. Hsu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17218721 on 03/31/2021 (111 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cultivation bag assembly for the cultivation of microbes, fungi and other organisms includes an inner bag for containing a food substrate and an organism to be cultivated. At least one wall of the inner bag is constructed of a layer of water-vapor permeable material. An outer bag of the assembly has first and second walls formed from gas impermeable layers. At least one of the first and second walls of the outer bag has a gas filter patch to allow the passage of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases into and out of the interior of the inner bag to facilitate incubation of the organism within the interior of the inner bag. The inner bag and outer bag are coupled together at a first end of each of the inner bag and outer bag.

[C12M] APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY (installations for fermenting manure A01C 3/02; preservation of living parts of humans or animals A01N 1/02; brewing apparatus C12C; fermentation apparatus for wine C12G; apparatus for preparing vinegar C12J 1/10) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Bucket lip stabilizer structure
Patent No. 11066812 

Inventor(s): John Scott Jakubisin (Fort Worth, TX), Keith Daniel Aug (Fate, TX), Mohamad Youssef Bilal (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Hensley Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052741 on 08/02/2018 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stabilizer structure includes an elongated main body portion having an upper portion with outward-facing side surfaces and a lower portion below the upper portion, the lower portion being greater in width than the upper portion. The stabilizer structure also includes a hole in a top surface of the upper portion. The stabilizer also includes a forward portion integrated with the main body portion as a single monolithic piece. The forward portion includes a bridge section, a first prong extending from the bridge section, and a second prong extending from the bridge section. The first prong, second prong, and bridge section share a single forward-facing curved surface and a single rear-facing curved surface, the forward-facing curved surface having a different curve than the rear-facing curved surface.

[E02F] DREDGING; SOIL-SHIFTING (winning peat E21C 49/00)


Deck framing system
Patent No. 11066830 

Inventor(s): Aaron Jesiolowski (Garland, TX), Geoff T. Luczycki (Garland, TX), Kevin B. Flatt (Garland, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16779000 on 01/31/2020 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: A deck framing system includes a perimeter support member that has a joist support wall and a web wall extending perpendicularly from the joist support wall. Each of a plurality of joist support brackets comprising an attachment portion configured to be attached to the web wall of the perimeter support member and a joist support portion. The joist support portion includes a pair of opposed lateral walls with each lateral wall configured to be attached to a corresponding lateral wall of a joist supported by the joist support wall.

[E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00)


Rotating/non-rotating casing cleaning tool
Patent No. 11066876 

Inventor(s): Brittany Morgan Bonny (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16493704 on 10/30/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to wellbore cleanout and, more particularly, to an improved tool used to remove debris from an interior of a tubular string. The tool may comprise a number of combinations of varying subsystems able to customize the tool to the operator”s needs. A cleaning tool may comprise a body, a first centralizer, wherein the first centralizer is disposed at a first end of the body, a second centralizer, wherein the second centralizer is disposed at a second end of the body, and at least one subsystem, wherein the at least one subsystem is disposed on the body.

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


Well packers
Patent No. 11066897 

Inventor(s): Shane R. Burckhard (Sanger, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15776534 on 09/30/2016 (1754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packer for wells can include a body having a tubular shape, a sealing element having an upward end and a downward end and disposed around the body. The packer also includes a first prop upward of the sealing element, and a second prop downward of the sealing element. The first prop is configured to wedge under the upward end of the sealing element and the second prop is configured to wedge under the downward end of the sealing element to push the sealing element outward at both the upward end and the downward end.

[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, method, and device for powering electronics during completion and production of a well
Patent No. 11066904 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Richard Decena Ornelaz (Frisco, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15776503 on 12/28/2016 (1665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and power control device for powering electronics located in a wellbore intersecting a subterranean earth formation. The system comprises a battery, a turbine generator, an electronic device, and a processor. The battery is locatable in the wellbore and the turbine generator is locatable in the wellbore so as to be in fluid communication with a flow path in the wellbore. The electronic device is locatable in the wellbore and electrically coupled to the battery and the turbine generator. The processor determines if a power condition is satisfied to allow the turbine generator to power the electronic device. The method comprises powering an electronic device located in the wellbore using a battery and opening a closed flow path in communication with a turbine generator. The method also comprises powering the electronic device using the turbine generator if a power condition is satisfied.

[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]


Mechanical isolation plugs for inflow control devices
Patent No. 11066909 

Inventor(s): Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Weiqi Yin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698043 on 11/27/2019 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: Isolation plugs may be installed in a wellbore flow control device to temporarily close a flow path therethrough. The isolation plugs may be installed in threaded openings often provided to for access to nozzles or other flow restrictors in the flow control devices. The isolation plugs may initially be locked in a closed configuration while being run in hole and may be unlocked in response to the application of a predetermined activation pressure. Once unlocked, the isolation plug may not immediately move to an open configuration but may continue holding pressure to permit circulation and washdown operations to be conducted. The activation pressure may be reduced to a second predetermined threshold to lock the isolation plug in the open configuration wherein flow is permitted through the flow control device.

[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]


TVD corrected geosteer
Patent No. 11066924 

Inventor(s): Brian E. Stokeld (Lewisville, TX), Dwight A. Lockhart (Dallas, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MOTIVE DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15428239 on 02/09/2017 (1622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for determining a total vertical depth (TVD) for a well plan involves measuring differences between a projected BHA position at a depth of a survey station and a calculated BHA position based upon a minimum curvature method at the depth of the survey station. The differences are accumulated at each survey station with respect to the BHA position. Real time TVD corrected gamma logs are generated responsive to the accumulated differences of the BHA position.

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


 

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

 

Embedded conductive wires in polymer artificial muscle actuating devices
Patent No. 11067063 

Inventor(s): Anthony Hingeley (Richardson, TX), Marilu Guerrero (Richardson, TX), Randy Allen (Richardson, TX), Sergey Li (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: 16766100 on 11/21/2018 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: An actuating device and a method for manufacturing an actuating device, where the method includes wrapping a conductive wire ([b]204[/b]) around a polymer fiber ([b]202[/b]) at a set tension, and heating the polymer fiber and wire to a temperature that exceeds the glass transition temperature of the polymer fiber for a predetermined amount of time to partially embed the conductive wire into the polymer fiber. The method also includes cooling the polymer fiber and wire to below the glass transition temperature resulting in a wired polymer fiber wherein at least part of the conductive wire is embedded in the polymer fiber.

[F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00)


Self-healing microvalve
Patent No. 11067200 

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: 16169310 on 10/24/2018 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: Self-healing microvalves are described herein. The self-healing microvalve can move from a first position to a second position using an electrical input and use a soft hydraulic assembly to return from the second position to the first position. The electrical input can create an electrostatic attraction, causing the compression of the soft hydraulic assembly and movement of the valve gate to seal the microvalve. The elasticity of the soft hydraulic assembly can then return the self-healing microvalve to the original state, once the electrical input is removed.

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


Hand hygiene system and method of use
Patent No. 11067221 

Inventor(s): Homer L. Cole (Arlington, TX), Jamie Moore (Arlington, TX), Robert F. Johnson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799070 on 02/24/2020 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a support structure and a sanitation device secured to the support structure, the sanitation device is configured to dispense a material for removing germs. The method includes securing the sanitation device to the support structure and dispensing a sanitation fluid from the sanitation device.

[F16M] FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS


Methods and apparatus for intrinsically safe laser sourced illumination
Patent No. 11067241 

Inventor(s): Vikrant R. Bhakta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14925328 on 10/28/2015 (2092 days app to issue)

Abstract: Intrinsically safe laser sourced illumination. A system for illumination is disclosed, including a plurality of laser illumination sources configured to transmit laser beams; a dichroic mirror spaced from the plurality of laser illumination sources and having an aperture configured to allow the laser beams to pass through the dichroic mirror, the remaining surfaces of the dichroic mirror configured to reflect the laser beams; a phosphor element spaced from the dichroic mirror and coated with a substance to fluoresce when struck by the laser beams and configured to disperse the laser beams and to output combined light that includes fluorescent light and the dispersed laser beams; and an illumination output arranged to receive the combined light from the phosphor element and to output illuminating light containing both the fluorescent light and the dispersed laser beams. Methods are also disclosed.

[F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7]


Process for pneumatically conveying a powdery material
Patent No. 11067273 

Inventor(s): David Lyons (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.A. LHOIST RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT (Ottignies-Louvain-la, , BE)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788788 on 02/12/2020 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Process and device for pneumatically conveying a powdery material comprising the steps of

[F23J] REMOVAL OR TREATMENT OF COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OR COMBUSTION RESIDUES; FLUES (precipitating dust from flue gases B01D; composition of fuels C10; combustion apparatus for consuming smoke or fumes, e.g. exhaust gases, F23G 7/06)


Economizer target temperature shift during mechanical cooling
Patent No. 11067297 

Inventor(s): Herman Marcus Thomas (Garland, TX), Marcus Troxell (Frisco, TX), Stephen A. Walter (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411105 on 01/20/2017 (1642 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for cooling a supply of air is provided. A unit controller receives a cooling demand signal. In response to the cooling demand signal, the unit controller adjusts an economizer according to an economizing function. The economizing function is configured to achieve an initial free cooling target temperature as a discharge air temperature. The unit controller receives an additional cooling demand signal. In response to the additional cooling demand signal, the unit controller reduces the free cooling target temperature. The unit controller adjusts the economizer according to the economizing function, with the economizing function configured to achieve the reduced free cooling target temperature as the discharge air temperature. Additionally in response to the additional cooling demand signal, the unit controller signals a unit to perform mechanical cooling on a supply of air received from the economizer.

[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)


Method and system for heating auto-setback
Patent No. 11067305 

Inventor(s): Mark Olsen (Carrollton, TX), Rohini Brahme (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019784 on 06/27/2018 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating an HVAC system using a controller includes predicting a first predicted temperature of an enclosed space during an unoccupied time with the HVAC system off. The controller determines if the first predicted temperature is less than a set-point temperature. Responsive to a determination that the first predicted temperature is less than the set-point temperature, the controller predicts a second predicted temperature of the enclosed space if the HVAC system is operated for a first runtime. The controller determines if the second predicted temperature is less than the set-point temperature and, responsive to a determination that the second predicted temperature is not less than the set-point temperature, the controller operates the HVAC system for the first runtime.

[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)


Method and apparatus for re-heat dehumidification utilizing a variable speed compressor system
Patent No. 11067308 

Inventor(s): Derek Phillips (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16502203 on 07/03/2019 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for regulating humidity of an enclosed space. The HVAC system includes an evaporator coil. A metering device is fluidly coupled to the evaporator coil. A variable-speed compressor is fluidly coupled to the condenser coil and the evaporator coil and a controller is operatively coupled to the variable-speed compressor. A humidity sensor is operatively coupled to the controller and exposed to the enclosed space. Responsive to a determination that the relative humidity of the enclosed space exceeds the maximum humidity threshold, the controller adjusts a speed of the variable-speed compressor to increase latent capacity of the HVAC system. Responsive to a determination that the relative humidity of the enclosed space falls below the minimum humidity threshold, the controller adjusts a speed of the variable-speed compressor to decrease latent capacity of the HVAC system.

[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)


Method and apparatus for preventing component malfunction using accelerometers
Patent No. 11067322 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Irving, TX), Wenqian Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261801 on 01/30/2019 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of minimizing components of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system from malfunctioning, the method includes measuring, by an accelerometer associated with at least one component of the HVAC system, vibration of the at least one component and receiving, by a controller, actual vibration data reflective of the measured vibration. The method further includes determining, using the controller, whether the actual vibration data is greater than pre-defined acceptable baseline vibration data by more than a pre-defined acceptable amount and responsive to a positive determination in the determining step, adding, by the controller, as a deadband frequency, an operational frequency of the at least one component corresponding to the actual vibration data.

[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)


Thermal compensation layers with core-shell phase change particles and power electronics assemblies incorporating the same
Patent No. 11067343 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16170956 on 10/25/2018 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermal compensation layer includes a metal inverse opal (MIO) layer that includes a plurality of core-shell phase change (PC) particles encapsulated within a metal of the MIO layer. Each of the core-shell PC particles includes a core that includes a PCM having a PC temperature in a range of from 100 C. to 250 C., and a shell that includes a shell material having a melt temperature greater than the PC temperature of the PCM. A power electronics assembly includes a substrate having a thermal compensation layer formed proximate a surface of the substrate, the thermal compensation layer comprising an MIO layer that includes a plurality of core-shell PC particles encapsulated within a metal of the MIO layer. The power electronics assembly further includes an electronic device bonded to the thermal compensation layer at a first surface of the electronic device.

[F28D] HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; fluid heaters having heat generating means and heat transferring means F24H; furnaces F27; details of heat-exchange apparatus of general application F28F); HEAT STORAGE PLANTS OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL [4]


Slide assembly for a firearm
Patent No. 11067348 

Inventor(s): Anthony Joseph Ribic (Richardson, TX), Richard Trevor Simpson Roe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Shadow Systems, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kim IP Law Group LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16746468 on 01/17/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A slide assembly for a firearm comprising a slide and an extractor assembly is provided. The slide includes a mounting recess about a top side of the slide, and a housing recess about a proximal end of the slide. The extractor assembly is mounted within the housing recess and includes a distal end for engaging a cartridge and a proximal end opposite the distal end. The proximal end terminates at a position adjacent about a mid-portion of the mounting recess. One or more retaining holes are provided within a proximal region of the mounting recess spaced from the proximal end of the extractor assembly. Firearm sights are attachable to the mounting recess via fasteners engaging the retaining holes. The retaining holes are arranged such that they do not interfere with the extractor assembly or other components within the housing recess of the slide.

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


 

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Standing desk biometrics
Patent No. 11064911 

Inventor(s): Anjan Panneer Selvam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): VitalTech Properties, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16712510 on 12/12/2019 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: A standing desk system, method, and device. A user is detected proximate a standing desk. A position and orientation of the user are determined. Time periods associated with the position and the orientation are detected.

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


Adjusting vehicle mirrors
Patent No. 11066016 

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: 15929072 on 12/18/2018 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mirror assembly can include a mirror and one or more actuators operatively positioned to cause the position and/or the orientation of the mirror to be adjusted. The one or more actuators include a bladder. The bladder can include a flexible casing. The bladder can define a fluid chamber. The fluid chamber can contain a dielectric fluid. The one or more actuators can include a first conductor and a second conductor operatively positioned on opposite portions of the bladder. The one or more actuators can be configured such that, when electrical energy is supplied to the first conductor and the second conductor, the first conductor and the second conductor can become oppositely charged. As a result, the first conductor and the second conductor are electrostatically attracted toward each other to cause at least a portion of the dielectric fluid to be displaced to an outer peripheral region of the fluid chamber.

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


Optical sensor arrangement
Patent No. 11067436 

Inventor(s): Dan Jacobs (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): AMS AG (Premsttte N, , AT)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16612565 on 05/08/2018 (1169 days app to issue)

Abstract: The proposed concept relates to an optical sensor arrangement comprising an optical sensor with an integrated circuit arranged in or on a substrate. The substrate comprises at least a first surface area and a second surface area. At least one optically active sensor component is arranged on or in the substrate of the first surface area. The optically active sensor component is arranged for emitting and/or detecting light of a desired wavelength range. Optically inactive sensor circuitry is arranged on or in the substrate of the second surface area. A display panel comprises an active display area and a non-active display area, wherein the non-active display area comprises a material which is optically transparent in the desired wavelength range and wherein the non-active display area at least partly frames the active display layer. The optical sensor and the display panel are stacked such that, with respect to a main direction of display emission, the first surface area is arranged below the non-active display area and the second surface area is arranged below the active display area.

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


Hybrid leakage-compensation scheme for improved correction range
Patent No. 11067440 

Inventor(s): Nagesh Surendranath (Bengaluru, , IN), Rakul Viswanath (Bengaluru, , IN), Ratna Kumar Venkata Parupudi (Bengaluru, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437108 on 06/11/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dark current compensation circuit comprises a first comparator having inputs for a detection signal and a first voltage, and a second comparator having inputs for the detection signal and a second voltage. The dark current compensation circuit also comprises a controller coupled to the first and second comparators, which has an input for an event signal. An adjustable current source is coupled to the controller and configured to generate a compensation current. The controller adjusts a value of the compensation current based on the first and second comparator outputs and maintains a constant value in response to the event signal indicating photons incident on a photon detector. In some implementations, the dark current compensation circuit further comprises an analog sub-circuit coupled to the adjustable current source and configured to receive the detection signal. The analog sub-circuit generates an analog compensation current in response to the detection signal.

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


Switched capacitor delay line
Patent No. 11067544 

Inventor(s): Prashuk Jain (Bengaluru, , IN), Ravikumar Pattipaka (Bengaluru, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bengaluru, , IN), Vajeed Nimran Parambil Abdul Raheem (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16220001 on 12/14/2018 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: A delay line control circuit includes a pseudo-random number generator and a random phase generator circuit coupled to the pseudo-random number generator. The pseudo-random number generator is configured to produce a predetermined sequence of pseudo-random values. The random phase generator circuit is configured to randomize an access sequence for capacitors of a delay line. The random phase generator circuit includes a sequence register, an adder, and gating circuitry. The sequence register is configured to a store a value identifying one of the capacitors to be accessed. The adder is coupled to the sequence register, and is configured to increment the value stored in sequence register. The gating circuitry is coupled to the pseudo-random number generator and the adder. The gating circuitry is configured to pass one of the pseudo-random values to the adder for addition to the value stored in the sequence register.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


HEMT wafer probe current collapse screening
Patent No. 11067620 

Inventor(s): Dong Seup Lee (McKinney, TX), Jungwoo Joh (Allen, TX), Pinghai Hao (Plano, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400336 on 05/01/2019 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes applying a DC stress condition to a transistor for a predetermined stress time, measuring an impedance of the transistor after the predetermined stress time, and repeating the application of the DC stress condition and the measurement of the impedance until the measured impedance exceeds an impedance threshold or a total stress time exceeds a time threshold, where the DC stress condition includes applying a non-zero drain voltage signal to a drain terminal of the transistor, applying a gate voltage signal to a gate terminal of the transistor, and applying a non-zero source current signal to a source terminal of the transistor.

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


Control systems for water-sports watercraft
Patent No. 11067979 

Inventor(s): Jackie Dale Springer, Jr. (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Malibu Boats, LLC (Merced, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16457576 on 06/28/2019 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable surf wake system can enhance a wake formed by a watercraft travelling through water. A rider control device can enable a rider to control the wake of the watercraft while riding the wake, such as for wake surfing. The rider can adjust the speed of the watercraft, can adjust the height of the wake, and/or can change the watercraft between a surf-left configuration and a surf-right configuration. The rider control device can include a position sensor. A drone can position a camera based on the position sensor of the rider control device for filming the rider.

[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)


Aircraft control mode transition smoothing
Patent No. 11067981 

Inventor(s): Sung Kyun Kim (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS, INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16253037 on 01/21/2019 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating an aircraft includes operating the aircraft in a first mode including determining an attitude based on a pilot stick signal, where a translational speed or an attitude of the aircraft is proportional to an amplitude of the pilot stick signal in the first mode; transitioning from the first mode to a second mode when a velocity of the aircraft exceeds a first velocity threshold; and operating the aircraft in the second mode where the output of the rate controller is proportional to the amplitude of the pilot stick signal.

[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)


Event-driven region of interest management
Patent No. 11067996 

Inventor(s): Andreas Erich Geiger (Naples, FL), Ljubo Mercep (Munich, , DE), Matthias Pollach (Munich, , DE), Rainer Oder (Villingen-Schwenningen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15287549 on 10/06/2016 (1748 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application discloses a computing system to implement event-driven region of interest management in an assisted or automated driving system of a vehicle. The computing system can identify a portion of an environmental model for a vehicle that corresponds to a region of interest for a driving functionality system. The computing system can detect at least one event associated with the region of interest in the environmental model, and provide data corresponding to the detected event to the driving functionality system. The driving functionality system can utilize the data corresponding to the detected event to control operation of the vehicle.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Current mirror circuit
Patent No. 11068010 

Inventor(s): Binan Wang (Tucson, AZ), Mark Allan Shill (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16722011 on 12/20/2019 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current mirror circuit includes a current output terminal, a first transistor, a second transistor, and a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The first transistor includes a first terminal coupled to a power rail, a second terminal coupled to a current source, and a third terminal coupled to the current source. The second transistor includes a first terminal coupled to the power rail, a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first transistor, and a third terminal coupled to the current output terminal. The DAC includes an output terminal coupled to the second transistor.

[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]


Systems and methods for virtual reality-based grouping evaluation
Patent No. 11068043 

Inventor(s): Scott Hellman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PEARSON EDUCATION, INC. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024561 on 06/29/2018 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for virtual reality interaction evaluation are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory including: an interaction sub-database containing information relating to user interactions with at least one virtual asset in a virtual environment, and a content library database containing a plurality of virtual assets and information relating to those virtual assets. The system can include at least one server that can determine user engagement with at least one of the plurality of virtual assets, receive data indicative of an interaction with at least one of the plurality of virtual assets, and determine an interaction type of the interaction associated with the received data. The server can perform a speech capture and analysis process, perform a manipulation process, generate an evaluation of the user interactions with the at least one of the plurality of virtual assets, and deliver the generated evaluation.

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


Streaming engine with fetch ahead hysteresis
Patent No. 11068164 

Inventor(s): Matthew Pierson (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16860151 on 04/28/2020 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to one or more techniques to control access by a requestor of a computing system to a shared memory resource. In one embodiment, a technique includes determining a number (N) of pending requests to be sent to the memory by the requestor, determining a number (M) of requests that the requestor is limited to sending based on an amount of buffering resources available, and comparing M to N. When N is both greater than zero and less than or equal to M, the requestor sends the N pending requests to the memory. When N is both greater than zero and greater than M, M is compared to a hysteresis value (R) and, when M is less than R, the requestor sends R of the N pending requests to the memory.

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


Method and system for developing microservices at scale
Patent No. 11068261 

Inventor(s): Amol R. Katdare (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16746174 on 01/17/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing a development accelerator for microservices is provided. The method includes obtaining a code set that includes first computer program codes representing a framework for developing microservices in a network environment; obtaining, from the network environment, runtime routines relating to second computer program codes of network functions with respect to the microservices; compiling, in a data package, the runtime routines, the code set, and an instruction set relating to textual directions for developing the microservices; and storing the data package in a central repository.

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


System call management in a user-mode, multi-threaded, self-scheduling processor
Patent No. 11068305 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399702 on 04/30/2019 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Representative apparatus, method, and system embodiments are disclosed for a self-scheduling processor which also provides additional functionality. Representative embodiments include a self-scheduling processor, comprising: a processor core adapted to execute a received instruction; and a core control circuit adapted to automatically schedule an instruction for execution by the processor core in response to a received work descriptor data packet. In another embodiment, the core control circuit is also adapted to schedule a fiber create instruction for execution by the processor core, to reserve a predetermined amount of memory space in a thread control memory to store return arguments, and to generate one or more work descriptor data packets to another processor or hybrid threading fabric circuit for execution of a corresponding plurality of execution threads. Event processing, data path management, system calls, memory requests, and other new instructions are also disclosed.

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


Computing node job assignment using multiple schedulers
Patent No. 11068307 

Inventor(s): Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), James Land (The Colony, TX), Janardhan Prabhakara (Allen, TX), Parvesh Kumar (Plano, TX), Praveen Tandra (Allen, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Sanjiv Yajnik (Dallas, TX), Susmitha Gangara
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580459 on 09/24/2019 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set of computing nodes may receive a corresponding set of heartbeat messages that originated at the set of computing nodes. The set of heartbeat messages may relate to selecting, among the set of computing nodes, a leader computing node to process a set of jobs. State information included in the heartbeat messages may be provided to a leader election algorithm that outputs information indicating one or more computing nodes that are most qualified to process the set of jobs based on processing capabilities of the computing nodes and processing constraints associated with the set of jobs. The computing node may select itself as the leader computing node to process the set of jobs based on determining, from the information output by the leader election algorithm, that the computing node is most qualified to process the set of jobs and no other computing nodes are processing the set of jobs.

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


Thread scheduling for multithreaded data processing environments
Patent No. 11068308 

Inventor(s): Brijesh Jadav (Bangalore, , IN), Jesse Gregory Villarreal, Jr. (Richardson, TX), Kedar Chitnis (Bangalore, , IN), Lucas Carl Weaver (Farmers Branch, TX), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298709 on 03/11/2019 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement thread scheduling for multithreaded data processing environments are disclosed. Example thread schedulers disclosed herein for a data processing system include a buffer manager to determine availability of respective buffers to be acquired for respective processing threads implementing respective functional nodes of a processing flow, and to identify first ones of the processing threads as stalled due to unavailability of at least one buffer in the respective buffers to be acquired for the first ones of the processing threads. Disclosed example thread schedulers also include a thread execution manager to initiate execution of second ones of the processing threads that are not identified as stalled.

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


Classifying warning messages generated by software developer tools
Patent No. 11068377 

Inventor(s): Jong Chun Park (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16586625 on 09/27/2019 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for classifying warning messages generated by software developer tools includes receiving a first data set. The first data set includes a first plurality of data entries, where each data entry is associated with a warning message generated based on a first set of software codes, includes indications for a plurality of features, and is associated with one of a plurality of class labels. A second data set is generated by sampling the first data set. Based on the second data set, at least one feature is selected from the plurality of features. A third data set is generated by filtering the second data set with the selected at least one feature. A machine learning classifier is determined based on the third data set. The machine learning classifier is used to classify a second warning message generated based on a second set of software codes to one of the plurality of class labels.

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


Adjustable embedded universal serial bus 2 low-impedance driving duration
Patent No. 11068428 

Inventor(s): Douglas Edward Wente (Murphy, TX), Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX), Win Naing Maung (Plano, TX), Yonghui Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414496 on 05/16/2019 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for a system. In at least some examples, the system includes an embedded Universal Serial Bus 2 (eUSB2) device having a first receiver and a first transmitter, a processor, a second transmitter coupled to the processor, a second receiver coupled to the processor, a drive low circuit coupled to the processor second transmitter, and differential signal lines having a length greater than ten inches. The differential signal lines are coupled at a first end to the first receiver and the first transmitter and at a second end to the second transmitter and the second receiver. The processor is configured to control the drive low circuit to drive the differential signal lines low with a logic 0 to cause the first receiver to receive the logic 0 and a value of a signal present on the differential signal lines to reach about 0 volts.

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


Serial bus repeater with low power state detection
Patent No. 11068433 

Inventor(s): Suzanne Mary Vining (Plano, TX), Win Naing Maung (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16433661 on 06/06/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A serial bus repeater includes a port circuit and a low power state detection circuit. The port circuit is configured to communicate via a serial bus. The low power state detection circuit includes a power state transaction identification circuit and a bus state identification circuit. The power state transaction identification circuit is configured to identify a power state transaction on the serial bus. The power state transaction is indicative of entering a reduced power state. The bus state identification circuit is configured to identify a value of termination resistance on the serial bus that is indicative of entering the reduced power state.

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


Serial bus signal conditioner
Patent No. 11068435 

Inventor(s): Douglas Edward Wente (Murphy, TX), Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX), Suzanne Mary Vining (Plano, TX), Win Naing Maung (Plano, TX), Yonghui Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16751411 on 01/24/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A serial bus signal conditioner circuit includes receiver circuitry, a mode identification circuit, and an edge-rate booster circuit. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive signals transmitted on a serial bus. The mode identification circuit is coupled to the receiver circuitry, and is configured to identify initiation of or return to high-speed signaling on the serial bus based on sequences of the signals transmitted on the serial bus. The edge-rate booster circuit is coupled to the mode identification circuit, and is configured to identify edges of a differential signal transmitted on the serial bus, and to supply a differential current to the serial bus based on identification of an edge of the differential signal.

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


Multi-cloud bi-directional storage replication system and techniques
Patent No. 11068446 

Inventor(s): Deepa Rao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16826493 on 03/23/2020 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatuses and techniques for replicating data between different cloud computing platforms. Examples include storage replicator components operable in different cloud computing platforms. The first storage replicator component may identify the second cloud computing platform as a location to copy a data file in response to an event related to the data file stored in a first cloud computing platform. The first storage replicator component may request a copy of the data file via an application programming interface of the first cloud computing platform. The attributes of the copy of the data file which involve modification to conform to data management conventions of the second cloud computing platform may be determined and modified to comply with conventions of the second cloud computing platform. The modified copy of the data file may be forwarded to the second cloud computing platform for storage.

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


Automated document filtration with machine learning of annotations for document searching and access
Patent No. 11068490 

Inventor(s): Fang Wang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239931 on 01/04/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computer-based methods, systems, and computer readable media for managing documents within a content repository or documents within the document subsets are provided. Documents within the content repository may be classified into one of a functional category and a clinical category. Documents are applied to a machine learning annotation and analysis module to automatically annotate the documents to indicate relationships between entities. A request is processed for the documents including one or more search terms, wherein the search terms pertain to one or more entities from a group of gene, gene variant, drug, cancer and a biomedical/clinical term. Documents satisfying the request are identified by comparing the one or more search terms to the annotations and specific sections of the documents, and determining a relevance of a document based on the comparison and a frequency of the one or more search terms in each of the specific sections. The identified documents are ranked according to custom techniques.

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


Systems and methods for optimizing delivery of content recommendations
Patent No. 11068527 

Inventor(s): Michael James Brehm (Allen, TX), Walter John Schmidt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Rovi Guides, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haley Guiliano LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152075 on 10/04/2018 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: The system and methods described herein provide content recommendations to user equipment timed to reduce interruption of content. A content recommendation application detects output of first content and determines viewing metrics for the first content. Using the determined viewing metrics, the content recommendation application determines whether output of a content recommendation should be blocked. In response to determining that the viewing metrics indicate output of the content recommendation should be blocked, the content recommendation application blocks the content recommendation. Upon receiving an input changing output of the first content to output of a second content, the content recommendation application unblocks and outputs the content recommendation.

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


Vehicle inventory search recommendation using image analysis driven by machine learning
Patent No. 11068549 

Inventor(s): Chi-san Ho (Allen, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Frisco, TX), Yue Duan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16685385 on 11/15/2019 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives user interface interaction data that identifies an interaction that a user has with an interface that displays an image of a vehicle. The device generates, by using a data model to process at least a portion of the image, an array of vectors that includes one or more vectors relating to vehicle characteristics of the vehicle. The device assigns one or more weights to the one or more vectors based on the user interface action data. The device determines, based on a similarity analysis, similarity scores that indicate similarities between the array of vectors that include the one or more vectors that have been weighted and other arrays relating to the vehicles depicted in the images. The device selects a subset of the images based on the similarity scores and causes the subset of the images to be displayed.

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


Secure data parser method and system
Patent No. 11068609 

Inventor(s): Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, TX), Roger S. Davenport (Campbell, TX)
Assignee(s): Security First Corporation (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658506 on 10/21/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secure data parser is provided that may be integrated into any suitable system for securely storing and communicating data. The secure data parser parses data and then splits the data into multiple portions that are stored or communicated distinctly. Encryption of the original data, the portions of data, or both may be employed for additional security. The secure data parser may be used to protect data in motion by splitting original data into portions of data, that may be communicated using multiple communications paths.

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


System-level data security based on environmental properties
Patent No. 11068614 

Inventor(s): Minhaj Ahmed (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16117671 on 08/30/2018 (1055 days app to issue)

Abstract: Data is frequently protected by securing the data within containers that are only accessible using a specific security application. Once such data is transferred, all protections provided by the security application are lost. Methods and systems provide secured access to data by intercepting requests for access to a data files accessed via an IHS (Information Handling System) by applications operating within the operating system of the IHS. Based on condition settings stored in the data files, access privileges are determined for applications. The conditions settings include environmental conditions required for providing access to the data. If the IHS satisfies the environmental conditions specified by a data file, access to the data file may be granted. The data requests may be intercepted by a kernel process of the operating system of the IHS. The environmental conditions may specify requirements on the networks, display devices and/or software utilized by the IHS.

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


Method for patching a sheet body to a target body
Patent No. 11068621 

Inventor(s): Feng Yu (Irvine, CA), Hai Peng Mao (Shanghai, , CN), Wei Yu Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16348951 on 11/14/2016 (1709 days app to issue)

Abstract: In computer assisted design, a sheet body is patched to a target body, wherein the boundary edges of sheet body are partially coincident with the target body. All segments of the sheet body boundary that are coincident or non-coincident to the target body are detected; for a non-coincident segment with at least one end point which is in the interior of the target body but not on the sharp edge, the corresponding patch position on the target body is determined, and the segment or an extension is projected on the target body; for a non-coincident segment with both end points on sharp edges of the target body, the open region between the segment and the sharp edges is filled as extension of the faces of sharp edges; the coincident segments and the projected or extended non-coincident segments are combined to divide the target body into separate regions; and one of the regions is replaced by the sheet body.

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


Head pose and distraction estimation
Patent No. 11068704 

Inventor(s): Fatih Porikli (San Jose, CA), Hai Yu (Shanghai, , CN), Lei Yang (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16704586 on 12/05/2019 (593 days app to issue)

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

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


Workgroup management system and method for individual sub-systems of an integrated computing system
Patent No. 11068846 

Inventor(s): Daniel J. Butzer (McKinney, TX), Darrell J. Dillon (Plano, TX), Kenneth R. Anderson (Prosper, TX), Mark S. Tuck (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15498175 on 04/26/2017 (1546 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated computing system configuration system includes a computer-based system that when executed, receives component definitions associated with physical components that are to be configured in a portion of a first sub-system of a first customized integrated computing system. Using the received component definitions, the system generates the first sub-system definition, which can be combined with a second sub-system definition to form a first integrated computing system. The system may also combine the first sub-system definition with another second sub-system definition to form a second customized integrated computing system definition that is different from the first customized integrated computing system definition.

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


System for providing goods and services based on accrued but unpaid earnings
Patent No. 11068864 

Inventor(s): Anthony M. Cacheria, III (Coppell, TX), Arthur Martin Holbrook (Carrollton, TX), Barrett Jenkins (Plano, TX), David Hooker (Forney, TX), Kristopher Glover (Dallas, TX), Mohamed Safir Salihu (Coppell, TX), Purnendu Mishra
Assignee(s): Ganart Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17085524 on 10/30/2020 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for interfacing predetermined services to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system. The system further includes a data store for storing configuration information for enabling the operating system to interface with available physical system resources through the physical system resource interface associated therewith. A communication resource for interfacing with the operating system allows communication of the operating system with a central office for downloading configuration information to selectively enable ones of the available physical system resources to interface with the operating system through associated ones of the physical system resource interfaces in accordance with the configuration information and the predetermined service selected by a user. A plurality of configurations is stored in the data store, and each is associated with a predetermined service and one or more of the available physical system resources.

[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]


Virtual payment card fraud detection
Patent No. 11068898 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Allen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): VPay, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Smith Hopen, P. A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16559739 on 09/04/2019 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: Like many credit card payments, virtual card payments are subject to fraudulent transactions. To lower this possibility, data collected from a settlement transaction is stored including a merchant category code, a tax identification number, a merchant identification and an IP address of the processing terminal. Subsequent payments from the same payor to the same payee are verified against the previous settlement transaction data to minimize the possibility of fraud.

[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]


Real-time patron-activity information system
Patent No. 11068955 

Inventor(s): Jaspal S. Hare (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425314 on 05/29/2019 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: An activity-information system is provided. The system comprises an activity-information server and a plurality of activity-information devices. Activity-information devices may be proprietor devices (e.g., for bar owners/staff), affiliate devices (e.g., for club promoters or taxi drivers), or end-user devices (e.g., for patrons). The activity-information devices provide activity information (such as, a user”s location or presence at a venue or within a district) to the activity-information server, which stores the activity information in an activity-information repository. The activity-information server then determines activity levels for venues and districts, which may be transmitted to devices. The activity-information device then may display activity level in an activity-information interface. The activity-information interface may comprise a map with highlighting and icons indicative of activity levels for districts and venues, respectively. In addition, activity-information interface may comprise a display area for display marketing information (such as promotions and coupons) related to venues.

[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]


Methods and systems for providing purchase recommendations based on responses to inquiries on product attributes
Patent No. 11068961 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16599920 on 10/11/2019 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing purchase recommendations. According to some examples, a method may include: determining respective frequency distributions of a plurality of vehicle attributes, the frequency distributions being determined based on occurrences of values of the plurality of vehicle attributes in a set of vehicles; selecting a vehicle attribute from the plurality of vehicle attributes based on the frequency distributions of the plurality of vehicle attributes; transmitting, to a user device, an inquiry for user preference regarding the selected vehicle attribute; receiving, from the user device, a response indicating the user preference; and presenting, to the user device, a recommendation of one or more vehicles determined based on the received response.

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


System and method for lane merge sequencing in drive-thru restaurant applications
Patent No. 11068966 

Inventor(s): Aaron M. Burry (Ontario, NY), Orhan Bulan (Webster, NY), Peter Paul (Penfield, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Gibb Riley, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432983 on 06/06/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to exemplary methods, automated image processing of images from order locations of a multi-lane drive-thru system is continually performed using an automated ordering system. It is automatically determined if a vehicle is present at any of the order locations based on the automated image processing. It is automatically determined if an order has been initiated into the automated ordering system. When the order has been initiated while the vehicle is present at any of the order locations, an automated sequencing processing is automatically begun. The automated sequencing processing determines an order pick-up sequence for picking up orders at pickup windows of the multi-lane drive-thru system. When the order has been initiated while the vehicle is not present at any of the order locations, a potential out-of-sequence warning is automatically associated with the order and output from the automated ordering system.

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


Method, medium, and system for virtual try-on coordination via communications sessions
Patent No. 11068971 

Inventor(s): Harish Kantamneni (Plano, TX), Pratima Adusumilli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MIRELZ INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731789 on 12/31/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining, from a first computing device, a request to establish a communications session between the first computing device and a second computing device to initiate a virtual try-on session for a first user of the first computing device. The method proceeds with establishing the communications session between these computing devices, where the communications session is configured to enable the virtual try-on session to be simultaneously viewed on user interfaces of both devices. Further, the method includes receiving, from the first computing device, a selection of items for presentation on a first user graphical representation. In response to this selection, the user interfaces are simultaneously updated to present these items on the first user graphical representation. The method further includes obtaining, from the second computing device, feedback on these items from a second user and updating both user interfaces in accordance with this feedback.

[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]


Adjusting insurance policies based on common driving routes and other risk factors
Patent No. 11068989 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Gay (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14203143 on 03/10/2014 (2689 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented method for providing insurance comprises receiving a plurality of vehicle data including a start point, an end point and a frequency value. The method further comprises analyzing the plurality of vehicle data to determine a driving route associated with the vehicle. The method also comprises determining, based on the frequency value, that the driving route is a common driving route and a risk level of the common driving route. The method further comprises processing one or more insurance options, including pricing and underwriting, based at least in part on the risk level of the common driving route.

[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]


Smart engine risk assessments
Patent No. 11068993 

Inventor(s): Ameer Noorani (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259220 on 01/28/2019 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium storing instructions can be used to predict insurance information. One of the methods includes obtaining information about an insured entity. The method includes providing the information to a machine learning system, the machine learning system trained to provide insurance information based on the provided information. The method includes in response to providing the information, receiving a prediction of the insurance information. The method also includes adjusting an insurance premium based on the prediction.

[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]


Coordination of gas pump with tank level sensors for fraud detection
Patent No. 11069008 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey O. Smith (Dallas, TX), Rodney C. Montrose (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Independent Technologies, LLC (Blair, NE)
Law Firm: Skinner and Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14872780 on 10/01/2015 (2119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are described that can help gas stations detect attempted thefts of gas or when there is leakage from a fuel tank or pump. The fuel pump can comprise a payment processing system or is fuel sensor to detect the amount of fuel pumped. The large fuel tank that supplies the fuel pumps can comprise a fuel level sensor to detect how much fuel is being used. The fuel pumps and tanks can send their data to the kiosk or some other location for analysis. If more fuel is being lost from the fuel tank than is being paid for at the pumps, then a theft may be occurring, or there may be fault machinery or leaks.

[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 of optimizing utilization of vehicle onboard storage
Patent No. 11069160 

Inventor(s): Brian Edward Tucker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227488 on 12/20/2018 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes monitoring environmental conditions via a plurality of sensors positioned in proximity to a vehicle. The method also includes receiving, from one or more of the plurality of sensors, a first measured value of a first environmental variable and at least one additional measured value of at least one additional environmental variable. In addition, the method includes automatically determining, via a machine-learning model, a first expected value of the first environmental variable given the at least one additional measured value of the at least one additional environmental variable. Furthermore, the method includes automatically generating a storage decision in relation to the first measured value based, at least in part, on an evaluation of the first measured value relative to the first expected value. Additionally, the method includes causing execution of the storage decision at least with respect to onboard storage of the vehicle.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Occupied structure rescue system and method
Patent No. 11069205 

Inventor(s): Stephen D. Henley (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17081104 on 10/27/2020 (266 days app to issue)

Abstract: An occupied structure rescue system includes an activation device to be mounted on an interior surface of a building, the activation device having a switch; a light in communication with the activation device to be activated via the switch, the light to mount on an exterior surface of the building; a remote device to wirelessly communicate with the light to activate the light; and a power supply to power the light, the power supply having a predetermined value of stored power; activation of the light causes the light to flash until the predetermined value of stored power is used or until the light is deactivated via the remote device.

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


Systems and methods for determining levels of congestion at establishments
Patent No. 11069232 

Inventor(s): Gagandeep Singh Saini (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16744968 on 01/16/2020 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a level of congestion and notifying a user of increased wait times are provided. The system includes an electronic control unit configured to determine a number of vehicles at or within a threshold distance of an establishment, determine that the establishment is a destination of a vehicle, and provide a notification in response to determining the number of vehicles at or within the threshold distance of the establishment exceeds a predetermined threshold and determining the establishment is the destination of the vehicle.

[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]


Systems and methods for identifying articles of clothing
Patent No. 11069263 

Inventor(s): Jakayla Dixon (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15803012 on 11/03/2017 (1355 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for allowing sight impaired or blind persons to identify articles of clothing utilizing ”smart labels” which comprise identification information, wherein the identification information is contained in, represented by, or interpretable via raised indicia (e.g., raised lettering or Braille), smart codes, global positioning system (GPS) technology, magnetic stripes, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, near field communication (NFC) technology, microprocessors, Bluetooth technology, or combinations thereof. These smart labels are unaffected by normal usage such as washing, folding and crumpling to allow sight impaired or blind persons to tactually, or via an electronic interpretation device, e.g., personal computer, a smartphone, computer tablet, magnetic stripe reader, NFC communicator, RFID reader, or Bluetooth device, comprehend the identification information of the smart label.

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


Three-dimensional NOR-NAND combination memory device and method of making the same
Patent No. 11069410 

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (Hiratsuka, , JP), Rajdeep Gautam (Nagoya, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16985335 on 08/05/2020 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: First alternating stacks of first insulating strips and first spacer material strips is formed in a first device region, second alternating stacks of second insulating strips and second spacer material strips are formed in a second device region. Each of the first line trenches is filled with a respective laterally alternating sequence of memory stack structures and first dielectric pillar structures to form a three-dimensional NAND memory. Each of the memory stack structures includes a vertical semiconductor channel and a vertical stack of memory elements. Each of the second line trenches with a respective laterally alternating sequence of active region assemblies of lateral field effect transistors and second dielectric pillar structures to form a three-dimensional NOR memory. Each of the active region assemblies includes a source pillar, a drain pillar, and a tubular channel region. The spacer material strips include, or are subsequently replaced with, electrically conductive strips.

[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)


Wellness management method and system by wellness mode based on context-awareness platform on smartphone
Patent No. 11069435 

Inventor(s): Chia Chin Chong (Santa Clara, CA), Jianyu Zhang (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: 15648301 on 07/12/2017 (1469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device, method and system provide a wellness management process and/or an exercise management process for use with a smartphone or other mobile computing device. Various data about the user is obtained and used for determining and recommending an action or exercise to the user to improve the user”s wellness/physique/health. The action determined can be based on: (1) current biometric and/or motion data about the user (from the sensors), and (2) current physical condition(s), such as health/medical information or condition about the user (from the user”s personal information, e.g., health library or programmed into the smartphone). Specific information about the user is taken into consideration when recommending user action or exercise, such as the user”s specific physical, health or medical conditions. NULL


Storing and using multipurpose secret data
Patent No. 11070372 

Inventor(s): John Almeida (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Atense, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17113859 on 12/07/2020 (225 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method improves operational performance of a computer by enhancing digital security with an added electronic circuit. The electronic circuit stores sensitive data in an un-erasable state such that the sensitive data may not be altered. The electronic circuit limits transfer of the sensitive data only once after each power-up or after each reset of the computer. The electronic circuit prevents access to the sensitive data by an authorized program. The electronic circuit utilizes its own storage medium and a random access memory, the latter of which can receive and store the sensitive data from the non-transitory computer storage medium. The method uses a software driver and a copy-of-copy of first security key obtained from the sensitive data stored on the electronic circuit. The software driver installs a software module on the computer using the copy-of-copy of first security key to encrypt each installed file.

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


Multi-persona management and devices
Patent No. 11070543 

Inventor(s): William DeWeese (Haltom City, TX)
Assignee(s): AirWatch, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16158880 on 10/12/2018 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of installing an application on a device configured with a plurality of personas is disclosed. The method includes receiving an indication to engage a first persona of the plurality of personas. The method further includes causing an indication of the first persona to be displayed. The method further includes receiving via an interface associated with the first persona, an indication to install a first application. The method further includes causing the first application to be installed. The method further includes causing the installed first application to be associated with the first persona.

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


Zero touch provisioning
Patent No. 11070658 

Inventor(s): Anthony Burke (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15138664 on 04/26/2016 (1911 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method comprises automatically uploading device information from a first network device in a first operating state to a second network device in response to an event, such as an initial power up. The second network device is part of the cloud, and thus, providing cloud-based services. Subsequent to the uploading of the device information, the first network device receives information controlling the operation of the first network device based on the device information.

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


Devices for conducting social network operations
Patent No. 11070935 

Inventor(s): C. S. Lee Crawford (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16114170 on 08/27/2018 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of sharing locations of users participating in a social networking service at a geographic location and communicating app related information of users participating in the social networking service, the method executed by a computer system and comprises: receiving location information and text descriptive information from a mobile device of a first user of the social networking service, the location information representing a geographic location of the first user, the text descriptive information manually provided by the first user on an input module of the mobile device; associating the location information with the text descriptive information of the first user in a database; sending the text descriptive information and the location information of the first user to a second user for display.

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


 

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Cyber intelligence system and method
Patent No. 11068464 

Inventor(s): Robert Thorman (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019179 on 06/26/2018 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processing system including a processor, and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, where the operations include receiving intelligence requirements from sources authenticated through a blockchain distributed ledger, normalizing data received by the sources, wherein the normalized data complies with the intelligence requirements, and generating a recommendation or course of action based on the normalized data. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


System for monitoring offender during correctional supervisory program
Patent No. 11069218 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16791682 on 02/14/2020 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system for monitoring an offender during a correctional supervisory program. The system includes an offender communication device that transmit and receive communications via a communication and monitoring center. The offender communication device include a smart phone or tablet that obtains identity information including biometric information from an offender before a communication is transmitted or received. The offender communication device also stores data including metadata, metrics, or content of a communication and transmits the stored data to the communication and monitoring center. The communication and monitoring center transmits and receives communications from the offender communication device and another communication device. Further, the communication and monitoring center provides monitoring functionality to record a communication and determine that a location of an offender is in an authorized location based on rules and requirements of the correctional supervisory program.

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


Etching platinum-containing thin film using protective cap layer
Patent No. 11069530 

Inventor(s): Helmut Rinck (Moosburg, , DE), Mike Mittelstaedt (Berglern, , DE), Sebastian Meier (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16688060 on 11/19/2019 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device is formed by forming a platinum-containing layer on a substrate of the microelectronic device. A cap layer is formed on the platinum-containing layer so that an interface between the cap layer and the platinum-containing layer is free of platinum oxide. The cap layer is etchable in an etch solution which also etches the platinum-containing layer. The cap layer may be formed on the platinum-containing layer before platinum oxide forms on the platinum-containing layer. Alternatively, platinum oxide on the platinum-containing layer may be removed before forming the cap layer. The platinum-containing layer may be used to form platinum silicide. The platinum-containing layer may be patterned by forming a hard mask or masking platinum oxide on a portion of the top surface of the platinum-containing layer to block the wet etchant.

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


Methods of forming electronic assemblies with inverse opal structures using variable current density electroplating
Patent No. 11069594 

Inventor(s): Gaurav Singhal (Maharashtra, , IN), Julia Kohanek (Champaign, IL), Paul Braun (Champaign, IL), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696183 on 11/26/2019 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming an inverse opal structure along a substrate that includes depositing polymer spheres along the substrate and electroplating the substrate and spheres at a first current density to form a first solid metal layer such that the spheres are raised from the substrate. The method includes electroplating the substrate and the spheres at a second current density to diffuse metals from the substrate and deposit the metal about the spheres. The second current density is greater than the first current density. The method includes electroplating the substrate and spheres to form a second solid metal layer disposed over the spheres, and removing the spheres to form the inverse opal structure disposed between the first and second solid metal layers. The first and second solid metal layers define planar interface surfaces disposed over a porous structure of the inverse opal structure.

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


Scribe seals and methods of making
Patent No. 11069627 

Inventor(s): Byron Williams (Plano, TX), Honglin Guo (Dallas, TX), Jeffrey A. West (Dallas, TX), Thomas D. Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14854896 on 09/15/2015 (2135 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor die includes a plurality of layers, the plurality of layers having a top surface. A scribe seal is located in the plurality of layers and includes a first metal stack having a first metal layer located proximate the top surface. A trench is located in at least one layer of the plurality of layers. The trench extends from the top surface of the plurality of layers and is located a distance from the first metal stack. An electrical insulating layer is located on the top surface. The electrical insulating layer covers at least a portion of the top surface adjacent the first metal layer and extends a distance from the top surface of the first metal 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]


Three-dimensional memory die containing stress-compensating slit trench structures and methods for making the same
Patent No. 11069631 

Inventor(s): Takuji Onuma (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16594959 on 10/07/2019 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor die includes a plurality of alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers that are located over a substrate and that laterally extend along a first horizontal direction and that are laterally spaced apart along a second horizontal direction which is perpendicular to the first horizontal direction, a plurality of sets of memory stack structures extending through the plurality of alternating stacks, and a plurality of nested seal ring structures which include a first seal ring structure comprising having a first seal ring width between an inner sidewall and an outer sidewall thereof, and a second seal ring structure having a second seal ring width between an inner sidewall and an outer sidewall thereof, such that the first seal ring width is less than the second seal ring width.

[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-fin FINFET device including epitaxial growth barrier on outside surfaces of outermost fins and related methods
Patent No. 11069682 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Prasanna Khare (Schenectady, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16751036 on 01/23/2020 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-fin FINFET device may include a substrate and a plurality of semiconductor fins extending upwardly from the substrate and being spaced apart along the substrate. Each semiconductor fin may have opposing first and second ends and a medial portion therebetween, and outermost fins of the plurality of semiconductor fins may comprise an epitaxial growth barrier on outside surfaces thereof. The FINFET may further include at least one gate overlying the medial portions of the semiconductor fins, a plurality of raised epitaxial semiconductor source regions between the semiconductor fins adjacent the first ends thereof, and a plurality of raised epitaxial semiconductor drain regions between the semiconductor fins adjacent the second ends thereof.

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


Three-dimensional device with bonded structures including a support die and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11069703 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP), Mitsuteru Mushiga (Kuwana, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291504 on 03/04/2019 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory die including a three-dimensional array of memory elements and a logic die including a peripheral circuitry that support operation of the three-dimensional array of memory elements can be bonded by die-to-die bonding to provide a bonded assembly. External bonding pads for the bonded assembly can be provided by forming recess regions through the memory die or through the logic die to physically expose metal interconnect structures within interconnect-level dielectric layers. The external bonding pads can include, or can be formed upon, a physically exposed subset of the metal interconnect structures. Alternatively or additionally, laterally-insulated external connection via structures can be formed through the bonded assembly to multiple levels of the metal interconnect structures. Further, through-dielectric external connection via structures extending through a stepped dielectric material portion of the memory die can be physically exposed, and external bonding pads can be formed thereupon.

[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]


Variable die size memory device and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11069707 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Ogawa (Nagoya, , JP), Kiyokazu Shishido (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takahito Fujita (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tomoka Tanabe (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16666522 on 10/29/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor die includes alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers that are laterally separated from each other by first backside trenches that laterally extend along a first horizontal direction, an array of memory stack structures vertically extending through the alternating sacks, an inner edge seal structure that continuously laterally surrounds the alternating stacks, an outer edge seal structure that continuously laterally surrounds the inner edge seal structure, and additional alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located between the inner edge seal structure and the outer edge seal structure.

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


Monolithic radiating elements and feedboard assemblies for base station antennas formed via laser direct structuring and other selective metallization techniques
Patent No. 11069959 

Inventor(s): Amit Kaistha (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16093469 on 05/04/2017 (1538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating a monolithic feedboard assembly for a base station antenna, the method comprises injection molding a unitary frame that includes a feedboard section and at least one radiating element section and then selectively depositing metal on the unitary frame to form radio frequency transmission lines and radiators on the unitary frame to provide the monolithic feedboard assembly.

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


Electronic device including non-contact charging module and battery
Patent No. 11070075 

Inventor(s): Akio Hidaka (Fukuoka, , JP), Kenichiro Tabata (Fukuoka, , JP), Munenori Fujimura (Fukuoka, , JP), Shuichiro Yamaguchi (Osaka, , JP), Takumi Naruse (Miyazaki, , JP)
Assignee(s): Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788682 on 02/12/2020 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided, which includes a wireless charging module, a battery pack, and a circuit board substrate. The wireless charging module includes a charging coil formed of a wound conducting wire and a communication coil placed adjacent to the charging coil. The wireless charging module has a substantially planar shape. The battery pack has a substantially planar shape and is configured to store power from the wireless charging module. The circuit board substrate is configured to control operation of the mobile terminal. The wireless charging module overlaps with each of the circuit board substrate and the battery pack.

[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)


Motor/generator system and method
Patent No. 11070115 

Inventor(s): Carl E. Copeland, Jr. (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Prototus, Ltd. (Ambergris Caye, , BZ)
Law Firm: Dunlap Codding, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15404328 on 01/12/2017 (1650 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electromagnetic motor/generator comprising a flux assembly having at least one coil and at least one magnetic field source separated by a first gap and a second gap and an interference drum which is movable relative to the at least one coil and to the at least one magnetic field source to alternatively position at least one first magnetically permeable section and at least one second magnetically permeable section inside the first and second gaps.

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


Methods, apparatus and circuits to control timing for hysteretic current-mode boost converters
Patent No. 11070131 

Inventor(s): Jian Liang (Shanghai, , CN), Weiwei Xiong (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006341 on 06/12/2018 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples to control timing for current-mode boost converters are disclosed. An example device to control timing includes a first input terminal to receive an input voltage of a current-mode boost converter a second input terminal to receive an output voltage of the current-mode boost converter, a generator to generate a first timing signal from the input voltage and the output voltage, a third input terminal to receive a second timing signal from the current-mode boost converter, a selector to select between the first on_off time signal and the second on_off time signal to generate a third on_off time signal based on a comparison of a first off time duration of the first on_off time signal and a second off time duration of the second on_off time signal, and an output terminal to control off times of the current-mode boost converter based on the third on_off time signal.

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


Input vector set for position detection of PM motors
Patent No. 11070155 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Eric James Thomas (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740517 on 01/13/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining angular position () of a rotor of an N-phase permanent magnet motor (PMM). A processor having an associated stored angular position determination (APD) algorithm is programmed to implement the algorithm to cause an associated motor controller to execute steps including forcing one vector at a time a phase vector set of current or voltage vectors to stator terminals of windings for the N-phases a positive and negative magnitude vector, wherein the vector magnitude is sufficiently small to not move the rotor, and a time duration for the forcing current or voltage vectors is essentially constant. The resulting stator current or voltage levels are measured for each current or voltage vector. An N-dimension current vector or voltage vector is generated from superposition of the resulting stator current levels or resulting stator voltage levels. The N-dimension current vector or voltage vector is used to determine angular position.

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


Class AB buffer with multiple output stages
Patent No. 11070180 

Inventor(s): Aniruddha Roy (Bengaluru, , IN), Nitin Agarwal (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16395334 on 04/26/2019 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A class AB buffer includes an output stage and an input stage. The output stage includes a first output transistor and a second output transistor. The second output transistor is coupled to the first output transistor. The input stage is coupled to the output stage. The input stage includes a first cascode transistor, a first switch, a second cascode transistor, and a second switch. The first switch is coupled to the first cascode transistor and the first output transistor. The second switch is coupled to the first switch, the second cascode transistor, and the first output transistor.

[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)


Methods and apparatus for transistor health monitoring
Patent No. 11070197 

Inventor(s): Gangyao Wang (Cary, NC), Miguel Aguirre (Lucas, TX), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731474 on 12/31/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are described for transistor health monitoring. An example gate driver includes a request receiver pin, a measurement transmitter pin, and a driver control logic pin, the request receiver pin, the measurement transmitter pin, and the driver control logic pin configured to be coupled to a controller, a sensing pin, the sensing pin to be coupled to a sensing circuit, a control logic circuit having an input coupled to the request receiver pin, a transistor coupled to the control logic circuit and the sensing pin, a multiplexer coupled to the control logic circuit and the sensing pin, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the multiplexer and the measurement transmitter pin, and a driver control logic circuit coupled to the driver control logic pin.

[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]


Real time counter-based method for the determination and measurement of frequency lock time in phase-locked loops
Patent No. 11070218 

Inventor(s): Ibukun Oluwagbenga Olumuyiwa (Houston, TX), Nirav Narendrakumar Ginwala (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16851422 on 04/17/2020 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to test a PLL circuit driven by a reference clock includes a first counter coupled to a reference clock output, a first buffer coupled to the first counter, a second counter coupled to a controlled-oscillator (CO) output of the PLL circuit, a second buffer coupled to the second counter, and a processor configured to compute a PLL lock time according to second count values in the second buffer, and to compute a PLL startup slope according to the first count values in the first buffer and the second count values in the second buffer. A method includes powering up a PLL circuit of a wafer, sampling count values of a reference clock and second count values of the PLL circuit and computing a PLL performance parameter according to the sampled count values in a buffer.

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


Transceiver with auxiliary receiver calibration apparatus and methodology
Patent No. 11070242 

Inventor(s): Debapriya Sahu (Bangalore, , IN), Rohit Chatterjee (Bangalore, , IN), Srinivas Venkata Veeramreddi (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404598 on 05/06/2019 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless transceiver. The transceiver includes: (i) a transmit signal path; (ii) a calibration path, comprising a conductor to connect a calibration tone into the transmit signal path; (iii) a receive signal path, comprising a first data signal path to process a first data and a second data signal path, different than the first data signal path, to process a second data; (iv) a first capacitive coupling to couple a response to the calibration tone from the transmit signal path to the first data signal path; and (v) a second capacitive coupling to couple a response to the calibration tone from the transmit signal path to the second data signal path.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-resolution CSI feedback
Patent No. 11070272 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566426 on 09/10/2019 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed by a radio device [b]6[/b] for Channel State Information (CSI) feedback in a communication system [b]1[/b] comprising a Radio Access Network (RAN) node [b]3[/b] comprises receiving, from the RAN node, information about a CSI Reference Signal (RS) resource, a first CSI type and a second CSI type for feedback. The method also comprises receiving, from the RAN node, a CSI feedback request for CSI measurement and feedback of the first CSI type or the second CSI type. The method also comprises measuring CSI of the indicated type based on signals received on the CSI-RS resource. The method also comprises sending, to the RAN node, a CSI report of the requested CSI type. A corresponding method in a RAN node is furthermore presented herein.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Measurement and report for cross-link interference management based on signal strength
Patent No. 11070302 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16331182 on 08/07/2018 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method in a user equipment (UE) ([b]110[/b]B) is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining ([b]404[/b]) an indication of one or more sets of time and frequency resources to be measured by the UE. The method comprises performing ([b]408[/b]) one or more measurements on each of the one or more sets of time and frequency resources. The method comprises reporting ([b]412[/b]), to a network node ([b]115[/b]), a measurement value for each of the one or more sets of time and frequency resources, the measurement value indicative of cross-link interference at the UE due to transmissions by one or more different UEs ([b]110[/b]A, [b]110[/b]C, [b]110[/b]D, [b]110[/b]E).

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for SS/PBCH block frequency location indication
Patent No. 11070333 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16218137 on 12/12/2018 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UE in a wireless communication system is provided. The UE comprises a transceiver configured to receive, from a BS, a SS/PBCH block including the PBCH using a first frequency location (GSCN-Current) over downlink channels, GSCN-Current being based on a set of predefined synchronization rasters that is determined by a global synchronization channel number (GSCN). The UE further comprises a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to determine the SS/PBCH block, identify content of a PBCH included in the determined SS/PBCH block, determine a configuration for at least one of the SS/PBCH block that is associated with a PDCCH including scheduling information for RMSI on the GSCN-Current or the SS/PBCH block that is not associated with the PDCCH including the scheduling information for the RMSI on the GSCN-Current.

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


Terminal apparatus and method for transmitting a response signal at a terminal
Patent No. 11070342 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Osaka, , JP), Seigo Nakao (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546354 on 08/21/2019 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: A terminal includes a decoder to decode a downlink control channel transmitted on one or more control channel element(s) (CCE(s)) in a search space including a plurality of CCEs. Processing circuitry in the terminal determines an uplink channel resource index based on the one or more CCEs, the uplink channel resource index having an association with a first uplink channel transmission spreading sequence and a second different uplink channel transmission spreading sequence. A transmitter transmits a response signal on an uplink channel using the first and second uplink channel transmission spreading sequences.

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


Blended virtual machine approach for flexible production delivery of intelligent business workflow rules
Patent No. 11070377 

Inventor(s): Donatus Asumu (Plano, TX), Maruthi Shanmugam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275473 on 02/14/2019 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for blending uncompiled source files and compiled binaries in a single Runtime container. The method may include receiving data at a configuration database. The method may include invoking a scheduler. The method may include determining whether it is time to rerun the software code referenced by the Runtime container. The method may include performing a hash function on source files comprising content and logic. The method may include retrieving source files that include updated hash signatures. The method may include storing an in-memory equivalent of the source files. The method may include invoking a class loader for each source file that has been parsed successfully. The method may include storing, for each successfully loaded source file, a name and reference location. The method may include loading classes based on received names. The method may include compiling the binaries and implementing the logic referenced by the received names.

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


Signcrypted biometric electronic signature tokens
Patent No. 11070378 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Stapleton (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15345111 on 11/07/2016 (1716 days app to issue)

Abstract: The methods and system allow for the generation of a signcrypted biometric electronic signature token using a subsequent biometric sample after an enrollment of a biometric reference value in a biometric system. The signcrypted biometric electronic signature token involves simultaneous encryption and digital signature to protect the confidentiality. The system as described herein provides data integrity, origin authentication, and efficiency by performing encryption and digital signature simultaneously. The process allows a signcrypting party to enroll in a biometric service, sign a piece of data or content using a public key, that may be tied to a trusted anchor certificate authority, and submit a biometric sample. Subsequently, the relying party may validate the information on that piece of data or content to confirm the identity of the signcrypting party.

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


Method and apparatus for synchronization signal design
Patent No. 11070412 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788136 on 02/11/2020 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a base station (BS) for transmitting synchronization signals in a wireless communication system. The method comprises generating a primary synchronization signal (PSS) including one of multiple PSS sequences that is generated based on a M-sequence of length 127 in a frequency domain, wherein the PSS indicates part of cell identification (ID) information using a cyclic shift performed on the M-sequence generating the PSS; generating a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) including one of multiple SSS sequences that is generated based on multiple BPSK modulated M-sequences of length 127 in the frequency domain, wherein the SSS indicates the cell ID information using cyclic shifts performed on the M-sequences generating the SSS; and transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), the PSS and SSS over downlink channels.

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


Persona/individual based actions based on community specific trigger
Patent No. 11070430 

Inventor(s): Robert F. Williams (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113355 on 08/27/2018 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods herein spawn action sets for networked communities which are executed based on detected triggers. A method that spawns action sets can include selecting a community including member devices. The member devices are associated with a distributed job. The method can also include identifying a trigger related to the distributed job and spawning an automated action set related to the trigger. The automated action set includes at least one of automated action by the member devices or automated action by a remote device communicatively coupled to at least one of the member devices.

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


Method and system for inducing pseudo HTTPS communications between one or more emulated servers and emulated clients to test a device therebetween
Patent No. 11070451 

Inventor(s): Kevin Canady (Plano, TX), Richard Wank (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Spirent Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haynes Beffel Wolfeld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15838047 on 12/11/2017 (1317 days app to issue)

Abstract: The technology disclosed provides a method of testing handling of HTTPS sessions of a plurality of clients with a plurality of servers by a switching, bridging or routing device (i.e., a DUT), where the testing is conducted by a test system coupled to ports on the DUT. The method includes using client state machines running on at least four processor cores, communicating through the DUT with server state machines running on at least four additional processor cores. The method also includes, for each connection between a client represented by a client state machine and a server represented by a server state machine, setting up an HTTPS session by negotiating an encryption protocol and completing an HTTPS handshake. Further, the method includes following the setup of between 100,000 HTTPS sessions and 10,000,000 HTTPS sessions, conducting a stress test including combining payload data and header information without using the negotiated encryption.

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


System and method for information delivery with multiple point transmission
Patent No. 11070482 

Inventor(s): Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Yishen Sun (Potomac, MD)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16354517 on 03/15/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for information delivery with multiple point transmission are provided. A method for detecting lost packets is provided. The method includes initiating a timer for a received packet at a receiving transmission point, where the timer is set according to a time value associated with the received packet. The method also includes determining that a delivery of the received packet has failed according to the timer elapsing, and transmitting a lost packet report to a primary transmission point that distributed the received packet to the receiving transmission point.

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


System and method for domain name system (DNS) service selection
Patent No. 11070514 

Inventor(s): Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567245 on 09/11/2019 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, devices, and storage mediums select an edge network site over other candidate edge network sites, to resolve hostnames, from end devices, to Internet protocol addresses based on various network path information, over other factors, such as a proximity of the end device to the selected edge network site relative to the proximity to the other candidate edge network sites.

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


System and method for remote access to a personal computer as a service using a remote desktop protocol and windows hello support
Patent No. 11070551 

Inventor(s): Andrew T. Fausak (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874730 on 01/18/2018 (1279 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for a network environment for client-side remote access of a server device from a client device may utilize a biometric sensor device of the client device and a pluggable authentication and authorization framework. The biometric sensor device may capture a gesture of a target user. The server device may authenticate the target user based on previously registered encrypted biometric information of the target user utilizing the pluggable authentication and authorization framework and a remote desktop protocol. When the target user has been authenticated, the client device may be authorized to access a service of the server device.

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


Cryptographic network protocol escalation path
Patent No. 11070586 

Inventor(s): Bradley Michael Andrews (Maitland, FL)
Assignee(s): Stackpath, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15863477 on 01/05/2018 (1292 days app to issue)

Abstract: The systems and methods described herein can provide a protocol escalation path in response to a client system”s request or in response to a triggering event. For example, the computing system can provide an indication to a client system that the client system can upgrade from a regular connection channel to an upgraded connection channel if the client system can solve a certain proof-of-work. The computing system may also receive a request from the client system to access an upgraded connection channel. The upgraded connection channel may provide more bandwidth, stability, higher priority, etc., alone or in combination, comparing to the regular connection channel.

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


System and method for secure multitenant operations of a distributed computing cluster
Patent No. 11070590 

Inventor(s): Richard Vitek (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (Falls Church, VA)
Law Firm: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16131377 on 09/14/2018 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and a method for secure operator onboarding and creating an ingest job agent for secure multitenant operations of a distributed computing cluster are provided. Embodiments automate multitenant operations for distributed computing clusters. These operations include automation of operator onboarding, creation of logically segregated distributed data stores within the distributed computing clusters for the on-boarded operator, and creation of ingest agents with security isolation for transfer of large quantities of files into the distributed computing clusters. Embodiments provide multitenant security, in which the same Hadoop cluster serves multiple operators with each operator”s data and processes in effective isolation. In this manner, multitenant security keeps each user”s data storage and operations on the Hadoop cluster separated from other operators.

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


Collaborative security camera system and method for using
Patent No. 11070769 

Inventor(s): Masashi Nakagawa (Sunnyvale, 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: 17012511 on 09/04/2020 (319 days app to issue)

Abstract: A collaborative security camera system includes a primary vehicle including a sensor to obtain data related to an object, and a first controller. The first controller classifies the object as suspicious activity or non-suspicious activity based on the obtained object data, determines a moving path of the object in response to the object being classified as suspicious activity, and broadcasts a signal including the moving path of the object if the object is classified as suspicious activity. The collaborative security camera system also includes a secondary vehicle including a sensor configured to obtain image data related to the object, and a second controller. The second controller receives the broadcasted signal, determines if the secondary vehicle is within the moving path, and captures image data of the object if the secondary vehicle is proximate the moving path.

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


Method and apparatus of HEVC de-blocking filter
Patent No. 11070819 

Inventor(s): Hideo Tamama (SanDiego, CA), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bengalaru, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Bengalaru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564871 on 09/09/2019 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of de-blocking filtering a processed video is provided. The processed video includes a plurality of blocks and each block includes a plurality of sub-blocks. A current block of the plurality of blocks includes vertical edges and horizontal edges. The processed video further includes a set of control parameters and reconstructed pixels corresponding to the current block. A boundary strength index is estimated at the vertical edges and at the horizontal edges of the current block. The set of control parameters, the reconstructed pixels corresponding to the current block and partially filtered pixels corresponding to a set of adjacent sub-blocks are loaded. The vertical edges and the horizontal edges of the current block are filtered based on the boundary strength index and the set of control parameters such that a vertical edge of the current block is filtered before filtering at least one horizontal edge of the current block.

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


Method and apparatus for video encoding and/or decoding to prevent start code confusion
Patent No. 11070844 

Inventor(s): Akira Osamoto (Plano, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Vivienne Sze (Dallas, TX), Yasutomo Matsuba (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16263309 on 01/31/2019 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and a video processor for preventing start code confusion. The method includes aligning bytes of a slice header relating to slice data when the slice header is not byte aligned or inserting differential data at the end of the slice header before the slice data when the slice header is byte aligned, performing emulation prevention byte insertion on the slice header, and combine the slice header and the slice data after performing emulation prevention byte insertion.

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


System and method for capturing audio or video data
Patent No. 11070868 

Inventor(s): Bradly Billman (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16674366 on 11/05/2019 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for managing data storage strategies for continuous video segment recordings on a video recording device are disclosed. The data storage strategies include the detection of various trigger events and ending events detected from the video recordings or measurements detected from sensor devices that are included in the video recording device.

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


Systems and methods for evaluating models that generate recommendations
Patent No. 11070881 

Inventor(s): Ankit Naidu (Lewisville, TX), Frolov Volodymyr (Dallas, TX), Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX), Pratik Sarkar (Irving, TX), Rajeshwar Makam (Irving, TX), Yevhen Rutskyi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16922460 on 07/07/2020 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive content data, a first model, and a second model. The first model may be trained on different types of metadata than the second model. The content data may include a first identifier of a first content item and a first set of metadata associated with the first content item. The device may process the first set of metadata to generate first recommendations from the first model and second recommendations from the second model. The device may provide the first identifier and a combination of the first recommendations and the second recommendations to client devices. The device may receive, from the client devices, user-generated target recommendations based on the combination. The device may process the user-generated target recommendations, the first recommendations, and the second recommendations, to provide feedback to update the first model and the second model.

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


Angle of arrival (AOA) positioning method and system for positional finding and tracking objects using reduced attenuation RF technology
Patent No. 11070942 

Inventor(s): Michael John Buynak (Dallas, TX), Truman Prevatt (Brooksville, FL)
Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16592183 on 10/03/2019 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for determining user equipment (UE) locations within a wireless network using reference signals of the wireless network are described. The disclosed systems and methods utilize a plurality of in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) samples generated from signals provided by receive channels associated with two or more antennas of the wireless system. Based on received reference signal parameters the reference signal within the signals from each receive channel among the receive channels is identified. Based on the identified reference signal from each receive channel, an angle of arrival between a baseline of the two or more antennas and incident energy from the UE to the two or more antennas is determined. That angle of arrival is then used to calculate the location of the UE. The angle of arrival may be a horizontal angle of arrival and/or a vertical angle of arrival.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for RRM measurement enhancement for NR unlicensed
Patent No. 11071000 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16513528 on 07/16/2019 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises: receiving, from a base station (BS), a set of radio resource control (RRC) parameters comprising at least one measurement object (MO); identifying, based on the at least one MO, at least one modulo value for synchronization signals and physical broadcast channel (SS/PBCH) blocks, and at least one bitmap indicating indices of the SS/PBCH blocks; identifying a set of SS/PBCH block locations based on the at least one modulo value and the at least one bitmap; performing radio resource management (RRM) measurement based on the identified set of SS/PBCH block locations; and transmitting, to the BS via an uplink channel, a measurement report message including a result of the RRM measurement.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Managing voice calls in heterogenous network environments
Patent No. 11071036 

Inventor(s): Subrata Mukherjee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Techneiogy, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16662275 on 10/24/2019 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided for handling a voice call in a heterogeneous network environment by a wireless device. The method includes sending a registration request to a network node in a Next Generation (5G) network. The wireless device has an existing voice call on a different network in the heterogeneous network environment. The method further includes receiving a registration acceptance from the network node in the 5G network. The registration acceptance indicates that IMS voice services are supported, but existing voice calls are not supported. The method further includes determining to stop an attempt to move the existing voice call to the 5G network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for SCEF-assisted MEC traffic breakout
Patent No. 11071051 

Inventor(s): Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16816514 on 03/12/2020 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods provide a Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) traffic breakout service to access an edge network. A network device receives reachability information for a user equipment (UE) device and sends, in response to receiving the reachability information, a reachability notification to a MEC orchestrator for the edge network. The network device receives, from the MEC orchestrator, a local breakout request that identifies a traffic flow authorized to receive local service from the edge network. The network device generates instructions for a gateway device to apply local breakout service, for the traffic flow, to a local MEC application in the edge network and sends the instructions to an anchoring gateway device for the traffic flow.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dynamic switching of streaming service between broadcast and unicast delivery
Patent No. 11071089 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16073358 on 01/28/2016 (2000 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from a dynamic streaming service. For example, certain streaming services may benefit from an improvement in the switching between broadcast delivery and unicast delivery for a streaming service in a cellular system. A method includes receiving information about a streaming service. The method also includes determining by a network entity in a radio access network whether to deliver data for the streaming service via multimedia broadcast or unicast based on the information and predetermined criteria for evaluating the information. In addition, the method includes triggering a sending of the data via the multimedia broadcast or the unicast.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Layer 1 and layer 2 channel state information rich reporting mechanisms
Patent No. 11071095 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15758604 on 08/11/2017 (1439 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for reporting multi-beam channel state information, CSI, in a wireless device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the method includes providing an indication of a plurality of beam index pairs, (l[subscript]k[/subscript],m[subscript]k[/subscript]), in the UCI in a first transmission, each beam index pair corresponding to a beam k. The method also includes providing an indication of at least one of a beam power, a beam rotation and a channel quality index, CQI, in the UCI in a second transmission. The method also includes transmitting at least one of the indication of beam index pairs, beam power, beam rotation and CQI.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for supporting beamformed sounding reference signals
Patent No. 11071114 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16029980 on 07/09/2018 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a transmit-receive point (TRP), a sounding reference signal (SRS) configuration for a SRS resource, determining, by the UE, at least one transmit beam for transmitting a SRS, wherein the at least one transmit beam is determined in accordance with TRP receive beam information and the SRS configuration, and transmitting, by the UE, the SRS on the SRS resource using the at least one transmit beam in accordance with the SRS configuration.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Hood for a vehicle
Patent No. D925416 

Inventor(s): Derek Scott Sancer (Denton, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, 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: 29721178 on 01/17/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fender panel for a truck hood
Patent No. D925425 

Inventor(s): Derek Scott Sancer (Denton, TX), Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, 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: 29721691 on 01/22/2020 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fender panel for a truck hood
Patent No. D925426 

Inventor(s): Derek Scott Sancer (Denton, TX), Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, 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: 29721693 on 01/22/2020 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display device with graphical user interface having a determinate progress indicator animation
Patent No. D925557 

Inventor(s): Nathan Bailey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707705 on 09/30/2019 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body reinforcement
Patent No. D925661 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (Mckinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29708799 on 10/09/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fireplace surround
Patent No. D925722 

Inventor(s): Chad Dorsey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CHAD DORSEY DESIGN LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29729047 on 03/24/2020 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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