Dallas Invents: 150 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 25

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

Patents granted include:
•  Textron Innovations' autonomous package delivery aircraft
•  Interstate Battery's battery ecosystem
•  American Airline's demand class remapping for airline seat bookings
•  NIKE's ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear
•  ADT's portable system for managing events
•  Global Tel*Link's product ordering and delivery for inmates
•  R2 Solutions' targeted sidebar advertising
•  Ortloff Engineers' hydrocarbon gas processing
•  Oceus Networks' mobile cellular networks

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Aug. 25, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 18
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 8
SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison) 5
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 5
Bell Helicopter Textron (Fort Worth) 4

UNASSIGNED 10


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth) 2
Dalton T. Hampton (Fort Worth) 2
Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville) 2
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 2
Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas) 2
Micah Price (Anna) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

190 days
Packaged semiconductor system having unidirectional connections to discrete components
Patent No. 10756013-B2
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)
Inventors: Abram Castro (Carrollton), Matthew David Romig (Wylie), Saumya Gandhi (Irving)

2,738 days
Money transfer system having location based language and dynamic receipt capabilities
Patent No. 10755245-B2
Assignee: MoneyGram International Inc. (Dallas)
Inventors: Angela Marie Runkle (Maple Grove, MN), Elena Kuznetsov (Eden Prairie, MN), Lisa Minogue (Forest Lake, MN), Michael E. Hermansen (Shorewood, MN)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Storage system for chicken feeders
Patent No. 10750725 

Inventor(s): Michael A. McGregor (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15456293 on 03/10/2017 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: A feeder storage apparatus for a chicken feeder includes a body section, a coupling member and/or a mounting web substructure, and a feeder contacting section. The mounting web substructure is positioned on a first end of the body section for securing the body section to the coupling member and/or a chicken feed tube. The feeder contacting section is positioned on a second end of the body section and includes angled arms to support a feeder above the feed tube.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear
Patent No. 10750816 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Rasca (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15575435 on 05/20/2016 (1558 days app to issue)

Abstract: Ground-engaging components for articles of footwear include: (a) an outer perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim defines an open space at least at a forefoot support area of the ground-engaging component; and (b) a matrix structure extending at least partially across the open space at least at the forefoot support area to define an open cellular construction with plural open cells in the open space at least at the forefoot support area. A plurality of these open cells of the open cellular construction have openings with curved perimeters and no distinct corners. Additional aspects of this invention relate to ground-engaging components that are very lightweight yet very stiff, particularly in the forefoot support area. Two or more sizes of the ground-engaging components may be provided with substantially constant forefoot stiffness (optionally substantially constant over a size run).

[A43C] FASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS FOR FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL


Replaceable manual pump heating personal fluid dispenser
Patent No. 10750839 

Inventor(s): Ronald Gene Havlovick (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16355805 on 03/17/2019 (527 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Replaceable Manual Pump Heating Personal Fluid Dispenser that instantaneously heats personal fluid as the fluid flows through a tube or tubes integral to the dispenser, replacing the off-the-shelf personal fluid plastic bottle or container”s actuator, closure, pump, and intake assembly to one that mimics the same yet allows heating of the personal fluid, uses the standard mass produced off-the-shelf plastic bottle or container for the storage of the personal fluid, and thereby is inexpensive to the user, safe, and eliminates the need for any special apparatus, or cartridge, to hold the personal fluid, or require the personal fluid to be removed from the plastic bottle or container in order for the personal fluid to be heated, and ensures no chemical leaching into the personal fluid from prolonged heating of the personal fluid when in contact with the plastic personal fluid bottle or container.

[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)


Barbecue (bar-b-que) grill and smoker
Patent No. 10750905 

Inventor(s): Jorge Sanchez (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Thrasher Associates (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15953403 on 04/14/2018 (864 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a grill apparatus having an elongated base assembly coupled to a firebox assembly. The base assembly includes a lid with a handle, where the lid is pivotally coupled to a base along the length of the base assembly. The base has a bottom, and a hole in a side portion that is adapted to accept an exhaust piping assembly, while the bottom of the base has a hole that substantially accommodate a fire box assembly. The firebox assembly is coupled to the base assembly and includes a firebox and at least one vent. A removable shield separates the firebox assembly from the base assembly. The shield is slightly larger than the hole in the base in at least one dimension, such that as the shield rests on the base above the hole in the base, a gap is left that allows heat and air to flow from the firebox into the base assembly.

[A47J] KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES [6]


Acceleration measurements for impact evaluation
Patent No. 10750990 

Inventor(s): Robert Rennaker (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: LaBatt, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15884628 on 01/31/2018 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention comprises apparatuses and methods of detecting impacts to the head. Accelerometers attached to a user”s head and neck or body is used to measure the differential acceleration of the head with respect to the neck or body. A differential acceleration exceeding a certain threshold may be indicative of the user suffering a traumatic brain injury.

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


Machine learning systems and techniques for multispectral amputation site analysis
Patent No. 10750992 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Thatcher (Irving, TX), John Michael DiMaio (Dallas, TX), Wensheng Fan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SPECTRAL MD, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16670911 on 10/31/2019 (299 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects relate to apparatuses and techniques for non-invasive and non-contact optical imaging that acquires a plurality of images corresponding to both different times and different frequencies. Additionally, alternatives described herein are used with a variety of tissue classification applications including assessing the presence and severity of tissue conditions, such as necrosis and small vessel disease, at a potential or determined amputation site.

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


Orthopedic strut with lockable swivel hinges
Patent No. 10751089 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16106435 on 08/21/2018 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are a telescoping, adjustable orthopedic strut for use in conjunction with an external bone fixation (EBF) device and an EBF device that employs the strut. The strut includes swivel hinges at each end, wherein each swivel hinge is lockable in any position within a one hundred eighty degree (180) plane and has a three hundred sixty degree (360) angle of rotation with respect to an orthopedic plate of the EBF device; an outer sleeve; an inner sleeve configured to slide within the outer sleeve; wherein the inner sleeve and outer sleeve may be positioned and fixed with respect to each other to provide an acute adjustment of the length of the strut; a leadscrew threaded into the inner sleeve, wherein the lead screw can be either rotated or fixed in position to provide a fine adjustment of the length of the strut.

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


Thermoforming aids
Patent No. 10751151 

Inventor(s): Loren S. Adell (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TRIGROUP TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16551073 on 08/26/2019 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermoforming aid for use in creating a thermoformed impression of an object such as a dental arch. The thermoforming aid has a thermoformable sheet which has inherent tendency to curl, and a curl-resistant element which prevents the thermoformable sheet from curling. The thermoforming aid makes a person”s task of placing a sheet of thermoformable material, especially a very thin sheet having an inherent tendency to curl, in proper position in a thermoforming machine less difficult and less time-consuming.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Systems for aspirating thrombus during neurosurgical procedures
Patent No. 10751159 

Inventor(s): Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Insera Therapeutics, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16241639 on 01/07/2019 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aspiration system includes a pump and a control system in communication with the pump. The control system includes a microcontroller, an antenna configured to receive a signal, and a pump control board in communication with the microcontroller. The antenna is in communication with the microcontroller. Upon receiving the signal, the pump control board operates the pump to create negative pressure according to the signal.

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


Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments
Patent No. 10751187 

Inventor(s): Jeff Phelps (North Richland Hills, TX), Michael Hisey (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): LDR Medical (Rosieres Pres Troyes, , FR)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15792123 on 10/24/2017 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intersomatic cage, an intervertebral prosthesis, an anchoring device and an instrument for implantation of the cage or the prosthesis and the anchoring device are provided. An intersomatic cage or an intervertebral prosthesis fit closely to the anchoring device, which includes a body of elongated shape on a longitudinal axis, of curved shape describing, along the longitudinal axis, an arc whose dimensions and radius of curvature are designed in such a manner that the anchoring device may be implanted in the vertebral plate of a vertebra by presenting its longitudinal axis substantially along the plane of the intervertebral space, where the anchoring device is inserted, by means of the instrument, through a slot located in at least one peripheral wall of the cage or on at least one plate of the intervertebral disc prosthesis to penetrate into at least one vertebral plate.

[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]


Multilayer dressing device and method for preventing and treating pressure ulcers and chronic wounds
Patent No. 10751212 

Inventor(s): Ahmed Masud Choudri (Dallas, TX), Maryam Raza (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15731541 on 06/26/2017 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for preventing or curing pressure ulcers or chronic wounds. A multilayer dressing comprises a soft silicone jell layer of a suitable thickness which is placed in the multilayer dressing, above an absorbent layer. The matrix of the silicone jell layer is populated with a plurality of silicone beads of suitable size. The beads are connected to each other, and to the silicone jell layer. Breathing of wound and substantial supply of oxygen to the wound is duly insured for all layers of the multiple layer dressing. The beads play a pivotal role in promoting the effectiveness and performance of the multilayer dressing by acting as the plurality of effective cushions, as they absorb and uniformly redistribute a patient”s body weight across the entire applied dressing area. The low adhering adhesive coating of about 5 mm in width is applied to the peripheral edges of all the layers. Unlike the multilayer dressing already available in the market, skipping the application of low adhering adhesive coatings on the entire top and bottom surfaces of the layers helps in promoting overall breathability and consequently, the efficiency of the multilayer dressing of the present invention.

[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]


Systems and methods for treating eye diseases
Patent No. 10751215 

Inventor(s): Jeff Franco (Plano, TX), Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert M. Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16789658 on 02/13/2020 (194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include accessing a terminal branch of an ophthalmic artery through a face of a subject. Additionally, the method may include positioning a device within the ophthalmic artery of the subject and treating at least one of a blockage, a stenosis, a lesion, plaque or other physiology in at least one of the ophthalmic artery or a junction between an internal carotid artery and the ophthalmic artery.

[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]


Trigger point dry needling in motion and method of use
Patent No. 10751249 

Inventor(s): Cody Johnson (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Johnson Athletic Advantage LLC (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15822176 on 11/26/2017 (1003 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided for a novel application of trigger point dry needling. A target tissue is identified based on the observation of a series of movement patterns performed by the patient. Once identified, a needle movement protocol is used to insert a needle into the target tissue to a myofascial trigger point during one or more movement patterns. The needle protocol is adjusted until a local twitch response is induced.

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


Pacifier arome system and method use
Patent No. 10751256 

Inventor(s): Stephanie Cigainero (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15366906 on 12/01/2016 (1363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a pacifier, an aroma device secured to the pacifier, and an aroma scented material. The pacifier includes a solid body with a front surface and a back surface; and a nipple secured to and extending from the front surface. The aroma device includes a housing secured to and protruding from the back surface of the body, the housing forming an inner cavity. The an aroma scented material is removably secured within the inner cavity.

[A61J] CONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE


Compositions and methods for the removal of ear wax
Patent No. 10751295 

Inventor(s): Chris Cagle (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Specialty Drug and Device, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591857 on 05/10/2017 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for the treatment, softening and removal of ear wax by administering to the ear a solution of a semi-fluorinated alkane according to the formula: RFRH or RFRHRF, wherein RF is a perfluorinated hydrocarbon segment with 20 or less carbon atoms, and RH is a non-fluorinated hydrocarbon segment with 3 to 20 carbon atoms.

[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)


Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
Patent No. 10751584 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Larson (Arlington, TX), Joshua M. Boggs (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424305 on 05/28/2019 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and have a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole. The channel may have a cross-sectional profile that is asymmetric with a front wall and a rear wall where the front wall is longer than the rear wall. The channel may also have a center thickness that is different than a thickness at the heel and toe sides.

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


Golf club head or other ball striking device having stiffened face portion
Patent No. 10751586 

Inventor(s): Rick S. Wahlin (Keller, TX), Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16387424 on 04/17/2019 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a head that includes a face configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face, the body being adapted for connection of a shaft proximate a heel thereof. The face has a thickened portion including an annular tapered area that tapers in thickness between an upper boundary and a lower boundary and encloses an elevated area bounded by the upper boundary. The upper and/or lower boundary defines a shape having two lobes, each with an outer edge with a convex profile, and a connecting portion extending between the lobes, such that the connecting portion is defined by two outer edges extending between the outer edges of the lobes, wherein at least one of the outer edges of the connecting portion has a concave outer profile.

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


Wheel well system and method for model vehicles
Patent No. 10751634 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16481376 on 01/29/2018 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wheel well system and method for a model vehicle are provided. The wheel well system may include a wheel well apparatus having a wheel well configured to fit within a wheel well recess of a model vehicle body. The wheel well comprising body attachment bores, support member bores. The wheel well apparatus may include a support member configured to couple to the wheel well. The wheel well system may also have two wheel wells configured to fit within wheel well recesses and a support member attached to the two wheel wells. The two wheel wells are configured to fixedly couple to the model vehicle body via the body attachment bores. The method may include providing a wheel well fixedly coupled to a support member and fixedly coupling the wheel well to a model vehicle body.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


 

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Multilayer composite bonding materials and power electronics assemblies incorporating the same
Patent No. 10751840 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. 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: 15883890 on 01/30/2018 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multilayer composite bonding material with a plurality of thermal stress compensation layers is provided. The plurality of thermal stress compensation layers include a metal core layer, a pair of particle layers extending across the metal core layer such that the metal core layer is sandwiched between the pair of particle layers, and a pair of metal outer layers extending across the pair of particle layers such that the pair of particle layers are sandwiched between the pair of metal outer layers. A pair of low melting point (LMP) bonding layers extend across the pair of metal outer layers. The metal core layer, the pair of particle layers, and the pair of metal outer layers each have a melting point above a transient liquid phase (TLP) sintering temperature, and the pair of LMP bonding layers each have a melting point below the TLP sintering temperature.

[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)


Snorkel slide-in attachment to vehicle body member
Patent No. 10752106 

Inventor(s): Jack Ferguson (Frisco, TX), Jakin C. Wilson (Prosper, TX), Stephen E. Freeman (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16398674 on 04/30/2019 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: Installation of a snorkel on a vehicle can be facilitated by slide-in attachment configurations. A slot can be defined in a vehicle body member (e.g., a fender). The slot includes an insertion portion and a retention portion. A width of the insertion portion is greater than a width of the retention portion. The snorkel has an inlet end portion and an outlet end portion. The outlet end portion can include a flange. The width of the flange is less than a width of the insertion portion but greater than the width of the retention portion. The outlet end portion can be-initially received in the insertion portion. The snorkel and/or the vehicle body member can be manipulated so that the outlet end portion moves into the retention portion. The outlet end portion can be retainably received therein due to the flange being larger than the width of the retention portion.

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


Quarter panel assemblies including service hole covers with noise reduction flanges
Patent No. 10752186 

Inventor(s): Jason T. Huang (Ann Arbor, MI), Koh Mizutani (Ann Arbor, MI), Marc Siciliano (Ann Arbor, MI), Matthew C. Tier (South Lyon, MI), Michael Camilleri (Ypsilanti, MI), Robert Porcs (Saline, 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: 16198159 on 11/21/2018 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body including a quarter panel assembly. The quarter panel assembly includes an inner quarter panel and an outer quarter panel located outboard of the inner quarter panel forming a volume therebetween. The outer quarter panel has a vent opening extending therethrough. A quarter vent assembly is connected to the outer quarter panel covering the vent opening. An exterior fascia covers the quarter vent assembly such that an air gap is provided between the quarter vent assembly and the exterior fascia. A service hole cover is located in the volume between the inner quarter panel and the outer quarter panel. The service hole cover includes a cover body and a noise reduction flange at a bottom of the cover body that extends inboard toward the inner quarter panel at the vent opening.

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


Cloud based cognitive radio frequency intrusion detection audit and reporting
Patent No. 10752212 

Inventor(s): Bruno S. Silva (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: VanLeeuwen VanLeeuwen (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16515996 on 07/18/2019 (404 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach is provided that logs radio frequency (RF) activity detected by a vehicle-based intrusion detection system. The logged activity is ingested at a machine learning system. The approach receives, by a conversational agent with access to the machine learning system, natural language (NL) user queries pertaining to the detected RF activity and presents, by the conversational agent, natural language system responses answering the NL user queries.

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


Fairing integrating with outer mold line and protective portions
Patent No. 10752332 

Inventor(s): Jon Damon Bennett (W. Melbourne, FL), Joshua Allan Edler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15665627 on 08/01/2017 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example of a fairing for a rotorcraft includes an outer mold line portion (OML portion) and a bearing portion extending from the OML portion. The OML portion provides at least a portion of an outer mold line of the rotorcraft. Both the OML portion and the bearing portion shield a portion of a structural member. The bearing portion can protect the portion of the structural member from damage resulting from foot traffic associated with accessing an area nearby the structural member.

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


Wing-fuselage integrated airframe beams for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10752333 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Fort Worth, TX), Brett Rodney Zimmerman (Fort Worth, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), John Elton Brunken, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15722163 on 10/02/2017 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: An airframe for a tiltrotor aircraft includes a wing airframe including a rib, a fuselage airframe including a fore-aft overhead beam and a cradle support assembly. The cradle support assembly includes a forward wing support coupled to the fore-aft overhead beam and the wing airframe and an aft wing support coupled to the fore-aft overhead beam and the wing airframe. The rib, the fore-aft overhead beam, the forward wing support and the aft wing support are substantially aligned to form a wing-fuselage integrated airframe beam assembly to support the wing airframe.

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


Emergency release for pushout window evacuation
Patent No. 10752335 

Inventor(s): Michael Reaugh Smith (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886655 on 02/01/2018 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: An emergency escape window for a rotorcraft includes a window frame, a window pane set inside the window frame, a plurality of pins connecting the window frame to the fuselage of the rotorcraft, and a release mechanism having at least one actuator connected to a respective pin and constructed to retract the pin from the window frame. The escape window can then be pivoted away and/or completely detached from the fuselage in the event of an emergency to allow occupants to safely exit the rotorcraft. The disclosure also relate to a method of operating an emergency escape window for a rotorcraft and to a rotorcraft having an emergency escape window.

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


Adhesive panels of microvane arrays for reducing effects of wingtip vortices
Patent No. 10752340 

Inventor(s): Brian T. Rosenberger (Aledo, TX), Eric Frederick Charlton (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15672860 on 08/09/2017 (1112 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wing includes a low pressure side, a high pressure side opposite the low pressure side, and a drag reducing apparatus coupled to the low pressure using an adhesive. The drag reducing apparatus includes a first side coupled to the low pressure side of the wing, and a second side opposite the first side. The second side includes a plurality of vortex generators arranged in an array configuration. The vortex generators generate one or more vane vortices near an end of the low pressure side of the wing, thereby weakening a wingtip vortex generated by the wing.

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


Removing blade cuff bushings
Patent No. 10752344 

Inventor(s): Ryan Lehto (Crowley, TX), Sven Roy Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15297060 on 10/18/2016 (1407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool for removing a bushing from a workpiece includes a tool body, a first reference, and a second reference for positioning the tool body on a workpiece. A saw slot is defined through the tool body to provide access to the workpiece for a saw blade. A saw guide is proximate the saw slot, the saw guide arranged to position a saw blade in a cutting plane spaced apart from the workpiece for removing a segment of a bushing fixed to the workpiece relative to the first and second references.

[B23D] PLANING; SLOTTING; SHEARING; BROACHING; SAWING; FILING; SCRAPING; LIKE OPERATIONS FOR WORKING METAL BY REMOVING MATERIAL, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (making toothed gears or the like B23F; cutting metal by applying heat locally B23K; arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Rotor assembly with composite static mast
Patent No. 10752346 

Inventor(s): Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Dalton T. Hampton (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Gilberto Morales (Arlington, TX), John Lloyd (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787093 on 10/18/2017 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor assembly has a composite driveshaft extending between a transmission and a yoke for providing torque from the transmission to the yoke to cause rotation of the yoke and a plurality of rotor blade assemblies attached thereto. The rotor hub also has a composite static mast coupled to the yoke and a frame. The static mast being configured to carry the lift and thrust forces from the yoke to the frame.

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


Rotor blade pitch horn assembly
Patent No. 10752347 

Inventor(s): Lance Halcom (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15328328 on 08/18/2015 (1834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor assembly includes a rotor hub which rotates about a hub rotation axis and a blade connected to the rotor hub. The blade rotates with the rotor hub around the hub rotation axis, and the blade is configured to rotate around a pitch rotation axis of the blade to adjust a pitch of the blade. The rotor assembly includes a pitch horn having a first end rotatably connected to the blade. The pitch horn is configured to rotate with the blade around the pitch rotation axis of the blade to adjust the pitch of the blade, and the pitch horn is configured to rotate relative to the blade around a pitch horn pivot axis arranged at a non-parallel angle relative to the pitch rotation axis of the blade.

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


Active counterweight for main rotor
Patent No. 10752349 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Dalton T. Hampton (Fort Worth, TX), Zachary Edwin Dailey (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173064 on 10/29/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary rotorcraft includes a power train with an engine coupled to a gearbox, a main rotor blade having a mast coupled to the power train, a control input linkage in communication between a pilot input device and the main rotor blade configured to communicate a control input force from the pilot input device to the main rotor blade, and a counterweight system in connection with the control input linkage and the power train to apply a centrifugal force to the control input linkage.

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


Autonomous package delivery aircraft
Patent No. 10752350 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16526909 on 07/30/2019 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes an airframe and a distributed thrust array coupled to the airframe including at least six propulsion assemblies. A flight control system is operably associated with the distributed thrust array and is operable to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies. A package delivery module is coupled to the airframe. In a VTOL orientation utilizing thrust-borne lift, a first pair of propulsion assemblies is forward of the package delivery module, a second pair of propulsion assemblies is aft of the package delivery module and a third pair of propulsion assemblies is lateral of the package delivery module. In a forward flight orientation utilizing wing-borne lift, the first pair of propulsion assemblies is below the package delivery module, the second pair of propulsion assemblies is above the package delivery module and the third pair of propulsion assemblies is lateral of the package delivery module.

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


Dual rotor propulsion systems for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10752352 

Inventor(s): Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Mark Loring Isaac (Fort Worth, TX), Russell Lee Mueller (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15834340 on 12/07/2017 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual rotor propulsion system for a tiltrotor aircraft having VTOL and forward flight modes. The dual rotor propulsion system includes an engine operable to provide an input torque to a transmission that, responsive thereto, generates an output torque. A first output shaft is coupled to the transmission and is operable to receive a first portion of the output torque. A first rotor assembly is coupled to and rotatable with the first output shaft. A second output shaft is coupled to the transmission and is operable to receive a second portion of the output torque. A second rotor assembly is coupled to and rotatable with the second output shaft. In operation, the first and second rotor assemblies rotate coaxially, the first rotor assembly is a different diameter than the second rotor assembly and the first rotor assembly is stoppable and foldable in the forward flight mode.

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


Aircraft restraint systems with fixed default mode
Patent No. 10752360 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Sinusas (Euless, TX), Steve Loveland (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15832689 on 12/05/2017 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modal restraint system for an occupant of a seat of an aircraft includes a strap feeder unit and a strap selectively retractable into and extendable from the strap feeder unit. The strap is positionable adjacent to the occupant so as to dispose the occupant between the strap and the seat. The strap feeder unit is adapted to switch between a plurality of modes including a fixed mode and an unfixed mode. The strap is substantially unextendable from the strap feeder unit in the fixed mode. The strap is extendable from and retractable into the strap feeder unit in the unfixed mode. The strap feeder unit is in the fixed mode by default. The strap feeder unit is operable to switch to the unfixed mode in response to a user input, thereby increasing freedom of movement of the occupant relative to the seat of the aircraft.

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


Scavenged-power ice-management system and method for an aircraft
Patent No. 10752367 

Inventor(s): Michael Dearman (Weatherford, TX), Nicholas Allen Torske (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15969217 on 05/02/2018 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ice-management method for an aircraft includes scavenging torque from a mast of the aircraft with a system that is configured to provide an ice-management capability. The method includes using the scavenged torque to impart a vibratory force to an arm of the system and imparting the vibratory force from the arm to an inner surface of a spinner of the aircraft via a contact of the arm.

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


Air management systems for stacked motor assemblies
Patent No. 10752373 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovation Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815513 on 11/16/2017 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stacked motor assembly for an aircraft includes a forward motor having an exhaust port and an aft motor disposed aft of the forward motor, the aft motor having an intake port. The stacked motor assembly includes an exhaust conduit originating from the exhaust port of the forward motor and disposed at least partially around the aft motor such that exhaust from the forward motor bypasses the aft motor. The stacked motor assembly also includes an intake conduit terminating at the intake port of the aft motor and disposed at least partially around the forward motor such that intake air for the aft motor bypasses the forward motor.

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


Winch tightening mechanism
Patent No. 10752476 

Inventor(s): Arnold Peek (Madison, TN), Clint Bryan (Bethpage, TN)
Assignee(s): Arcosa, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16389303 on 04/19/2019 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a winch tightening apparatus comprises a mounting plate; it first moment arm coupled to the mounting plate and configured to provide leverage for rotating the mounting plate; and a pawl comprising a first end and a second end. The first end is pivotally coupled to the mounting plate such that the second end pivots to engage a ratchet gear when the mounting plate is rotated in a first direction and pivots to disengage the ratchet gear when the mounting plate is rotated in a second direction opposite the first direction. Some embodiments include a second moment arm coupled to the mounting plate and configured to provide leverage for rotating the mounting plate. Some embodiments include a counterweight coupled to the mounting plate and positioned to rotate the mounting plate in the second direction.

[B66D] CAPSTANS; WINCHES; TACKLES, e.g. PULLEY BLOCKS; HOISTS (winding or unwinding ropes or cables for feeding or storage purposes B65H; rope or cable-winding or unwinding mechanisms for lifts B66B; hoisting devices specially adapted for suspended scaffolds E04G 3/32)


 

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

Production salt water recycle/treatment process
Patent No. 10752517 

Inventor(s): J. Keith Betts (Kemp, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16220667 on 12/14/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A skid-mounted system, for recycling production salt water from an oil well, may include a skid housing; a separation tank enclosed within the skid housing; a control system enclosed within the skid housing; a salt water port configured to be connected to a supply of salt water and transfer the salt water to the separation tank; a fuel port configured to be connected to a fuel supply and provide fuel to a burner attached to the separation tank; an exhaust stack that is connected to the separation tank and that is configured to exhaust hot gas produced by the burner to an environment; and a steam stack that is connected to the separation tank and that is configured to release steam produced by the separation tank.

[C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3]


Dual mass spectrometry-cleavable crosslinking reagents for protein-protein interactions
Patent No. 10752655 

Inventor(s): Saiful Mahmud Chowdhury (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Pabst Patent Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16307375 on 06/05/2017 (1177 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are dual mass-spectrometry-cleavable cross-linkers that can be cleaved selectively using two differential tandem mass-spectrometric techniques such as collision induced dissociation (CID) or electron transfer dissociation (ETD), i.e., a dual cleavable crosslinking technology (DUCCT) cross-linker. When used to cross-link a macromolecule, such as a peptide, MS/MS fragmentation produces two signature complementary mass spectra of same cross-linked peptides, the analysis of which gives rise to high confidence in characterizing the structures of the cross-linked macromolecules as well as sites of interactions. Also described, are methods of making and using DUCCT cross-linkers.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Polymer composition for use in cables
Patent No. 10752760 

Inventor(s): Chelsea Ringham (Florence, KY), Christian Schneider (Hattersheim, , DE), Jeffrey Charles Haley (Norwood, OH), Nagarjuna Palyam (Florence, KY)
Assignee(s): Celanese EVA Performance Polymers Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019611 on 06/27/2018 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polymer composition that comprises an olefinic polymer, a flame retardant that includes a halogen-free mineral filler, and a compatibilizing agent is provided. The halogen-free mineral filler constitutes from about 20 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of the composition. The composition may exhibit a degree of water uptake of about 5 wt. % or less after being immersed in water for seven days at a temperature of 23 C.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Pivoting video arm mechanism and assembly
Patent No. 10752181 

Inventor(s): Solomon R. Livingston Viswasam (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16320716 on 07/27/2016 (1490 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described is a articulating arm assembly for a passenger seat that includes a mounting bracket attached to a passenger seat, a pivot attached to the mounting bracket, an arm body rotatably attached to the pivot such that the arm body is configured to move between a stowed position and a deployed position, and a closeout that includes a flexible portion, a first end attached to a first attachment point internal to the pivot, and a second end attached to a second attachment point internal to the pivot. The flexible portion is configured to change shape depending on a location of the arm body.

[E04G] SCAFFOLDING; FORMS; SHUTTERING; BUILDING IMPLEMENTS OR OTHER BUILDING AIDS, OR THEIR USE; HANDLING BUILDING MATERIALS ON THE SITE; REPAIRING, BREAKING-UP OR OTHER WORK ON EXISTING BUILDINGS


Fixed cutter stabilizing drill bit
Patent No. 10753155 

Inventor(s): Cary Andrew Maurstad (Livingston, TX)
Assignee(s): VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND., L.L.C. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161661 on 10/16/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bit for drilling a wellbore includes: a body; and a cutting face including: a blade protruding from the body; and a row of cutters, each cutter including: a substrate mounted in a pocket formed adjacent to a leading edge of the blade; and a cutting table made from a superhard material, mounted to the substrate, and having a working face. A first subset of the row of cutters is oriented at a negative side rake angle. A second subset of the row of cutters is oriented at a zero or slightly positive side rake angle. The first and the second subsets are alternating. An innermost cutter of the first subset has a maximum absolute value of the negative side rake angle. The absolute value negative side rake angles of the rest of the cutters decrease as their distance from a center of the cutting face increases.

[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]


Wellbore assembly with an accumulator system for actuating a setting tool
Patent No. 10753179 

Inventor(s): Paul James Wilson (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984121 on 05/18/2018 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore assembly includes a conveyance member including at least one of a continuous spooled rod, a wireline, and a slickline; an accumulator system connected to the conveyance member; and a setting tool connected to the accumulator system. The accumulator system may be configured to supply a fluid pressure to actuate the setting tool. A method of operating a wellbore tool includes lowering a wellbore assembly into a wellbore using a conveyance member including at least one of a continuous spooled rod, a wireline, and a slickline, wherein the wellbore assembly includes an accumulator system and a setting tool. The method includes actuating the accumulator system to provide a fluid pressure to the setting tool. The method also includes actuating the setting tool using the fluid pressure.

[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]


Refracturing in a multistring casing with constant entrance hole perforating gun system and method
Patent No. 10753183 

Inventor(s): David Ambler (Fort Worth, TX), David Cuthill (Heritage Pointe, , CA), David S. Wesson (Fort Worth, TX), John T. Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Philip M. Snider (Tomball, TX), Wenbo Yang (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729939 on 10/11/2017 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A re-fracturing method using a perforating gun system in a multistring wellbore casing with an inner well casing installed in an outer well casing. The charges in the perforating system include a case, a liner positioned within the case, and an explosive filled within the liner. The liner shaped with a subtended angle about an apex of the liner such that a jet formed with the explosive creates an entrance hole in the inner well casing and the outer well casing; the liner having an exterior surface, the exterior surface substantially conical proximate the apex; the subtended angle of the liner ranges from 100 to 120. The method includes covering the existing openings with the inner casing, perforating with the perforating system and creating constant diameter entrance holes in the outer casing and fracturing through the inner casing and outer casing.

[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]


Differential pressure firing heads for wellbore tools and related methods
Patent No. 10753184 

Inventor(s): Rockford A. Linville (Springtown, TX)
Assignee(s): Owen Oil Tools LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Mossman Kumar Tyler PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153080 on 10/05/2018 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A firing head assembly for a well tool includes a shaft, a piston head, a biasing member, and a housing. The shaft has a nose and a terminal end. The shaft also includes a first shoulder and a second shoulder formed between the nose and the terminal end. The piston head slides along the shaft and is positioned between the retaining element and the first shoulder. The biasing member is mounted on the shaft and positioned between the piston head and the second shoulder. The housing has a bore in which the shaft, the piston head, and biasing member are disposed. The housing includes an opening allowing fluid communication between the housing bore and the borehole fluid external to the housing.

[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]


Rotating control device with communications module
Patent No. 10753199 

Inventor(s): Jameel A. Khan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15781409 on 01/13/2016 (1686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotating control device includes a housing comprising a bore extending through the housing, a rotating body positioned within the bore of the housing and rotatable with respect to the housing and a packer assembly positioned within the bore of the housing between the housing and the rotating body and configured to form a seal between the housing and the rotating body. The device further includes a transmitter configured to transmit a sensor signal through the packer assembly and a receiver configured to receive the sensor signal from the transmitter through the packer assembly.

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


 

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

 

Multispeed automatic transmission for electrified vehicles
Patent No. 10753430 

Inventor(s): Luke A. Rippelmeyer (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16168917 on 10/24/2018 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmission includes a first planetary gear set and a second planetary gear set that are the only planetary gear sets interconnected from an input to an output. The first planetary gear set includes an input-only first input gear and a first non-input/output gear, a first pinion gear meshed therebetween, and a first output planetary carrier carrying the first pinion gear. The first output planetary carrier is alternatively output-only or output-and-input. Moreover, the first non-input/output gear is alternatively held when the first output planetary carrier is output-only or released when the first output planetary carrier is output-and-input. The second planetary gear set includes an input-only second input gear and a grounded second non-input/output gear, a second pinion gear meshed therebetween, and an output-only second output planetary carrier carrying the second pinion gear.

[F16H] GEARING


Valves including multiple seats and related assemblies and methods
Patent No. 10753480 

Inventor(s): Mark Rain (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16168510 on 10/23/2018 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: Valve assemblies include a valve body having a fluid passage through the valve body and a valve member disposed in a chamber of the valve body. The valve assembly further includes a first seat and a second seat, where both seats are configured to contact and provide a seal between the valve body and the valve member to at least partially inhibit fluid flow through the fluid passage. Methods of providing a seal in a valve include forcing a primary seat into a seat portion of a valve body to provide a seal between a valve member and the valve body with the primary seat and deflecting at least one arm of a secondary seat to provide another seal between the valve member and the valve body with the secondary seat.

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


Clapper valve
Patent No. 10753490 

Inventor(s): Brian C. Witkowski (Weatherford, TX), Nadiya Fuller (Plano, TX), Nuder Said (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233711 on 12/27/2018 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve assembly adapted for use in oil and gas operations. In one aspect, the valve assembly includes a valve body defining an internal region, an inlet passageway, and an outlet passageway, the inlet and outlet passageways extending into the internal region; a valve seat connected to the valve body and defining a fluid passageway; a clapper extending within the internal region and defining an annular groove; and a seal extending within the annular groove of the clapper and adapted to sealingly engage the valve seat. In an example embodiment, the clapper is actuable between an open configuration, in which fluid flow is permitted through the fluid passageway; and a closed configuration, in which the seal sealingly engages the valve seat to at least partially restrict fluid flow through the fluid passageway.

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


Valve seats for use in fracturing pumps
Patent No. 10753495 

Inventor(s): Jacob A. Bayyouk (Richardson, TX), Keith Peach (Glasgow, , GB)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15814501 on 11/16/2017 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve seat at least partially formed of a ceramic material for use in a fracturing pump includes a first body and a second body. The first body is configured to be inserted into a fluid passageway of the fracturing pump. The first body has an outer diameter, D[b]1[/b]. The second body extends radially from the first body and has an outer diameter, D[b]2[/b], greater than the outer diameter, D[b]1[/b], of the first body. The second body is at least partially formed of the ceramic material.

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


Methods and apparatus for illumination with laser modulated adaptive beam shaping
Patent No. 10753566 

Inventor(s): Vikrant R. Bhakta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167080 on 10/22/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: An illumination system includes at least first and second laser illumination sources. A down converter material emits light when illuminated by one or more of the laser illumination sources. The first laser illumination source is arranged to illuminate only a first portion of the down converter material. The second laser illumination source is arranged to illuminate only a second portion of the down converter material. Control circuitry causes the first laser illumination source to adaptively vary a first intensity of illuminating the first portion of the down converter material, causes the second laser illumination source to adaptively vary a second intensity of illuminating the second portion of the down converter material, and causes the light modulator to allow a selected amount of the down converter material”s emitted light to be projected from the system.

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


Apparatus and method for sound reduction of high efficiency furnaces
Patent No. 10753607 

Inventor(s): David Chilson (Lewisville, TX), Leonard J. Cook (Lewisville, TX), Leonor Beakley (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15837364 on 12/11/2017 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sound level reducing apparatus and method for reducing the outdoor sound level produced by a high efficiency gas furnace. The apparatus comprising a muffler having an internal length determined by an identified target pure tone frequency producing an undesirable sound level. The internal length may be optimized to reduce the sound level across a range of operational frequencies.

[F23M] CASINGS, LININGS, WALLS OR DOORS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, e.g. FIREBRIDGES; DEVICES FOR DEFLECTING AIR, FLAMES OR COMBUSTION PRODUCTS IN COMBUSTION CHAMBERS; SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR COMBUSTION APPARATUS; DETAILS OF COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Ventilation panel with panel silencer for a turbine package enclosure
Patent No. 10753638 

Inventor(s): Paul A. LeBlanc (Kaufman, TX)
Assignee(s): Solar Turbines Incorporated (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves Savitch LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15377830 on 12/13/2016 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ventilation panel for an enclosure of an industrial machine is disclosed herein. In embodiments, the ventilation panel includes a panel silencer and a fire damper assembly. The panel silencer includes a number of panels joined together to form an internal cavity and a front panel opening that provides access into the internal cavity. The fire damper assembly partially inserts into the panel silencer. The fire damper assembly includes a plurality of isolation louvers and an actuation assembly. The plurality of isolation louvers are rotatably affixed within the fire damper assembly. The actuation assembly rotates the plurality of isolation louvers into a closed position when activated.

[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 reheat dehumidification with variable speed outdoor fan
Patent No. 10753664 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16137666 on 09/21/2018 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system includes an indoor unit having a return air duct and a supply air duct in an enclosed space. The HVAC system includes an outdoor unit having a variable-speed condenser fan. A first temperature sensor is disposed in at least one of the return air duct, the supply air duct, or an enclosed space. A controller is operatively coupled to the first temperature sensor, and the variable-speed condenser fan. The controller is configured to determine whether at least one of over-cooling or over-heating of air in the enclosed space is occurring. Responsive to a determination that at least one of over-cooling or over-heating of air in the enclosed space is occurring, the controller adjusts a speed of the variable-speed condenser fan.

[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)


Reverse cycle defrost refrigeration system and method
Patent No. 10753668 

Inventor(s): Yonghui Xu (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): KEEPRITE REFRIGERATION, INC. (Longview, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15899764 on 02/20/2018 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of defrosting an indoor coil in a refrigeration system including, while the system is operating in the refrigeration mode, with a controller of the refrigeration system, determining a defrost commencement time at which the refrigeration system is to commence operating in the defrost mode. With the controller, one or more defrost energy conservation processes are initiated prior to the defrost commencement time, to decrease a rate at which thermal energy is transferred from the refrigerant in the outdoor coil to ambient air around the outdoor coil. The defrost energy conservation process continues until a defrost energy conservation termination criterion is satisfied, at which time the defrost energy conservation process is terminated. Upon termination of the defrost energy conservation process, operation of the refrigeration system in the defrost mode is commenced.

[F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; 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; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes)


Hydrocarbon gas processing
Patent No. 10753678 

Inventor(s): Richard N. Pitman (Sunset, TX)
Assignee(s): Ortloff Engineers, Ltd. (Midland, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14714912 on 05/18/2015 (1926 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for the recovery of ethane, ethylene, propane, propylene, and heavier hydrocarbon components from a hydrocarbon gas stream is disclosed. The stream is cooled and is thereafter expanded to the fractionation tower pressure and supplied to the fractionation tower at a lower mid-column feed position. A distillation stream is withdrawn from the column below the feed point of the stream and is then directed into heat exchange relation with the tower overhead vapor stream to cool the distillation stream and condense at least a part of it, forming a condensed stream. At least a portion of the condensed stream is directed to the fractionation tower at an upper mid-column feed position. A recycle stream is withdrawn from the tower overhead after it has been warmed and compressed. The compressed recycle stream is cooled sufficiently to substantially condense it, and is then expanded to the pressure of the fractionation tower and supplied to the tower at a top column feed position. The quantities and temperatures of the feeds to the fractionation tower are effective to maintain the overhead temperature of the fractionation tower at a temperature whereby the major portion of the desired components is recovered.

[F25J] LIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION, OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT (cryogenic pumps F04B 37/08; gas storage vessels, gas-holders F17; filling vessels with, or discharging from vessels, compressed, liquefied, or solidified gases F17C; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B)


Method of stamping a primer insert for use in polymer ammunition
Patent No. 10753713 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151716 on 10/04/2018 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method of stamping a metal primer insert for a polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising the steps of: providing an insert blank for stamping; stamping the insert blank to form a top surface having a flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; stamping the insert blank to form a substantially cylindrical coupling element that extends from the flange to a coupling tip; stamping the insert blank to form an inner coupling element from the coupling tip to a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface is opposite the top surface; stamping the insert blank to form a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; stamping the insert blank to form a primer flash aperture in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and stamping the insert blank to form a groove in the primer recess around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive a polymer overmolding.

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


 

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HVAC intake control based on condenser front temperature
Patent No. 10752086 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Srivastava (Ann Arbor, MI), Akiyoshi B. Maeda (Plano, TX), David W. Cosgrove (Milford, MI), Hidekazu Hirabayashi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248501 on 01/15/2019 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) intake. An air-conditioning control device receives the detected ambient air from an ambient air sensor, and the detected air temperature at a front of a condenser. The two temperatures are compared to determine whether to change the HVAC intake. In response to determining the air temperature at the front of the condenser is higher than the ambient air, the HVAC intake is placed into a recirculate position to allow air from the vehicle compartment to enter the HVAC intake.

[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)


System and method for integrating recommended exercise with transportation directions
Patent No. 10753749 

Inventor(s): Christian Fritz (Menlo Park, CA), Victoria M. E. Bellotti (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15431359 on 02/13/2017 (1289 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment provides a system for facilitating integration of recommended exercise with transportation directions. During operation, the system generates, by a mobile computing device associated with a user, a request for a route from a start location to a destination location. The system determines one or more of the user”s transportation-related preferences, which include the user”s activity level goal. The system monitors the user”s activity requirement. The system receives the route, which includes one or more segments, wherein a segment indicates a transportation type and a corresponding activity value, wherein the route is calculated based on the transportation-related preferences and the monitored activity requirement, thereby facilitating integration of recommended exercise with transportation directions.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)


Battery ecosystem system and method
Patent No. 10753981 

Inventor(s): Brian Madeley (Dallas, TX), Clifford Sewing (Dallas, TX), Tyler Reeves (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Interstate Battery System International (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122689 on 09/05/2018 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery ecosystem may provide electronic components including a reserve capacity tester (RCT) module, a handheld battery and electrical system analyzer (handheld tester), a tester charger, a wireless gateway router modem or hub (hub), a printer, wireless tire tread measuring device, a handheld route sales manager device (RSM), a battery monitoring device, and/or serialized labels, and a Sales/Information/POP kiosk. The hub may communicate with the electronic components, and the battery monitor may constantly read input and output information from a battery and communicate it to the hub and the serialized labels may provide a significant amount of information to the battery ecosystem.

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


Cloaking devices with curved mirrors
Patent No. 10754133 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (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: 15660007 on 07/26/2017 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side, an object-side curved cloaking region (CR) boundary having an outward facing mirror surface and an inward facing surface, and an image-side curved CR boundary an outward facing mirror surface and an inward facing surface. A cloaked region is bounded by the inward facing surfaces of the object-side curved CR boundary and the image-side curved CR boundary. At least one exterior boundary with an inward facing mirror surface is spaced apart from the object-side curved CR boundary and the image-side curved CR boundary. Light from an object positioned on the object-side of the cloaking device and obscured by the cloaked region is redirected around the cloaked region to form an image of the object on the image-side of the cloaking device such that the light from the object appears to pass through the CR.

[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]


Capacitive proximity detection system and method
Patent No. 10754477 

Inventor(s): Robert J. Stoddard (Anna, TX), Ronald F. Cormier, Jr. (Vail, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14340023 on 07/24/2014 (2224 days app to issue)

Abstract: A touch screen controller system for controlling a touch screen having row conductors and column conductors includes analog-digital circuitry coupled to the row conductors and column conductors to produce digital signals representative of self capacitance changes of one of the column conductors during an element proximity scanning mode and also representative of mutual changes of the touch screen during an element location scanning mode. The analog-digital circuitry indicates the influence of an element on the self-capacitance during the element proximity scanning. Proximity-determining circuitry operates on the digital signal changes during the element proximity scanning to determine if the element is proximate to the touch screen, and also to determine if the element is a specific kind of element by comparing the digital signal changes to a predetermined data profile.

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


Apparatuses and methods for identifying a contactee for a message
Patent No. 10754505 

Inventor(s): Robert Paul Morris (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): GRUS TECH, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16429054 on 06/02/2019 (450 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are comprising: a screen; an input device; at least one non-transitory memory storing instructions; and one or more processors in communication with the screen, the input device, and the at least one non-transitory memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to: display, utilizing the screen, a contactor window including: at least one contactor user interface element configured to have presented, in connection therewith, a plurality of contactor identifiers of a contactor communicant represented by a contactor email communications agent, at least one contactee user interface element configured to have presented, in connection therewith, a plurality of contactee identifiers of a plurality of contactee communicants each represented by a corresponding contactee email communications agent, a message user interface element configured to present a message addressed from one of the plurality of contactor identifiers of the contactor selected in connection with the at least one contactor user interface element and to one or more of the plurality contactees selected in connection with the at least one contactee user interface element, and a send user interface element configured to cause the message to be sent.

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


Targeted sidebar advertising
Patent No. 10754521 

Inventor(s): Ashit Gandhi (Marietta, GA), Marc Bishop (Palo Alto, CA), Stephen Miller (San Francisco, CA), Vincent Sollicito (Smithstone, GA)
Assignee(s): R2 Solutions, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: The Noblitt Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229456 on 12/21/2018 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing an advertisement in a sidebar, and/or in a slidesheet associated with an application module displayed in the sidebar. The advertisement is targeted to the sidebar user based upon user specific information maintained by a content provider. The user specific information can comprise, sidebar application information, user preference information, shared user information and other information associated with the user that can be used to select an advertisement targeted to the user. An advertisement displayed in a slidesheet can be selected based upon user information and/or the functionality provided by the application module associated with the slidesheet.

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


System for allocating resources for use in data processing operations
Patent No. 10754697 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882175 on 01/29/2018 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and the like for allocating computing resources to data processing services/applications based on the current or foreseen usage/load of the computing resources. The elastic nature of the computing resource grid allows for expansion or contraction of ancillary use of the computing resources depending on the data processing requirements and computer resource usage. Further, virtual binary codes are deployed on the computing resources, which are executed at the application layer and configured to be removed upon completion of a job or in the event that the usage state of the computing resource dictates such. The removal of the virtual binary codes from the computing resources provides for no residual effect on the computing resources (i.e., no code remains in computing resource memory and, as such no processing capabilities are subsequently used).

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


Virtual address table
Patent No. 10754787 

Inventor(s): John D. Leidel (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16378154 on 04/08/2019 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to virtual address tables. An example method comprises generating an object file that comprises: an instruction comprising a number of arguments; and an address table comprising a number of indexed address elements. Each one of the number of indexed address elements can correspond to a virtual address of a respective one of the number of arguments, wherein the address table can serves as a target for the number of arguments. The method can include storing the object file in a memory.

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


Processing transactions using a multi-purpose callout processor
Patent No. 10754815 

Inventor(s): Suzette M. Wendler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15677635 on 08/15/2017 (1106 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a multi-purpose callout processor, a transaction input from an external client application. The transaction input includes a request to perform a specific functionality by a transaction processing system. The multi-purpose callout processor implements a multi-purpose application program interface between the external client application and the transaction processing system. The method also includes performing a callout based on the transaction input. The multi-purpose callout processor is configured to perform a plurality of types of callouts.

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


Registration framework for an analytics platform
Patent No. 10754838 

Inventor(s): Timothy Bruce (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15088029 on 03/31/2016 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A registration framework is disclosed that allows assets to be registered with an analytics platform. When an asset is ingested into the analytics platform, the registration framework operates to register the asset in an asset roster. The asset roster identifies the asset and stores information about the asset. The registration framework can then be used by users to discover assets. Assets may also be deployed by the registration framework to workspaces.

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


Apparatus and method for ranking content categories
Patent No. 10754860 

Inventor(s): Jerry Zhaolin Shan (Palo Alto, CA), Luyi Wang (Woodside, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15340921 on 11/01/2016 (1393 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for ranking content categories. Multiple sessions of usage data is collected for usage activities of a plurality of users (associated with a group) on a plurality of categories of content. The usage data is analyzed for an average group usage of each category across the sessions and a variation of the average group usage of each category across the sessions. Individual usage data is also collected for usage activities of at least one user on the categories of content. The individual usage data reflects an aggregated usage of each category for the at least one user. Category usage is estimated on each category for the at least one user based on a weighted combination of the aggregated usage and the average group usage according to the variation. An amount of weight of the aggregated usage in the weighted combination is inversely related to the variation. The categories of content are ranked, via at least one processor, utilizing the estimated category usage on each category. Further, a presentation including the ranking is sent to a user device of the at least one user for being output via an interface.

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


Method and device for unsupervised information extraction
Patent No. 10754914 

Inventor(s): Chen Chen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, , DE)
Law Firm: Maginot, Moore Beck LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15245265 on 08/24/2016 (1462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of adding informative content to an electronic knowledge base includes generating a plurality of database tables from a plurality of websites, each database table based on a corresponding website, and individually processing each database table to identify potentially informative content from each database table. The method further includes identifying as informative content, the potentially informative content that is included in a first predetermined number of the database tables of the plurality of database tables, the first predetermined number being greater than one, and adding the informative content to the electronic knowledge base.

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


Securely exchanging information during application startup
Patent No. 10754954 

Inventor(s): Jiafu Yu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984812 on 05/21/2018 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a method for securely exchanging information during application startup. A processor may send a request for a passphrase to one or more remote devices using a first out-of-band message. The processor may receive, from at least one of the remote devices, a response that includes the passphrase. The response may be a second out-of-band message. The processor may decrypt application startup data that is stored in a first configuration file for the application using the received passphrase. The application startup data may be necessary for the application to execute. The processor may then execute the application using the decrypted application startup data.

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


Methods and apparatuses for assessing high temperature bonding systems and bonded substrates therefrom
Patent No. 10755000 

Inventor(s): F. Patrick McCluskey (Ellicott City, MD), Hannes Martin Hinrich Greve (Hyattsville, MD), 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: 15344530 on 11/06/2016 (1388 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for assessing the behavior of high temperature bonding systems such as sinter joint models of virtual interconnect microstructures via simulations that analyze sinter joint model properties include defining a plurality of sinter joint objects in a virtual interconnect microstructure, each sinter joint object having a type and a size, and determining a location of individual sinter joint objects with respect to one another in a virtual joint space to create a sinter joint model. The type is at least one of an intermetallic compound, a void, and a metal particle. The location is determined by, for each object, creating three-dimensional coordinates, and based on a determination that the sinter joint object is spaced from and non-overlapping with previously placed sinter joint objects, locking a position and size of the sinter joint object.

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


Pixel-level based micro-feature extraction
Patent No. 10755131 

Inventor(s): Gang Xu (Katy, TX), Jeff Graham (League City, TX), Kishor Adinath Saitwal (Houston, TX), Lon W. Risinger (Katy, TX), Ming-Jung Seow (Houston, TX), Rajkiran K. Gottumukkal (Houston, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands,
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16033264 on 07/12/2018 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for extracting micro-features at a pixel-level based on characteristics of one or more images. Importantly, the extraction is unsupervised, i.e., performed independent of any training data that defines particular objects, allowing a behavior-recognition system to forgo a training phase and for object classification to proceed without being constrained by specific object definitions. A micro-feature extractor that does not require training data is adaptive and self-trains while performing the extraction. The extracted micro-features are represented as a micro-feature vector that may be input to a micro-classifier which groups objects into object type clusters based on the micro-feature vectors.

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


Unified nonlinear modeling approach for machine learning and artificial intelligence (attractor assisted AI)
Patent No. 10755188 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161840 on 10/16/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for predicting future behavior for a dynamic system comprises a processor configured to implement an artificial intelligence system implementing nonlinear modeling and forecasting processing for analyzing the dynamic system. The nonlinear modeling and forecasting processing configures the processor to generate a time series group of data from the dynamic system. The nonlinear modeling and forecasting processing further configures the processor to generate prediction values of future behavior of the dynamic system by using the nonlinear modeling and forecasting implemented on the artificial intelligence system on the time series group of data.

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


Determining even-spaced quantiles
Patent No. 10755205 

Inventor(s): Daniel Muzich (Phoeniz, AZ), James Fox (Phoenix, AZ), Julianne Bowles (Tempe, AZ), Marcial Lapp (Tempe, AZ), Randeep Ramamurthy (Phoenix, AZ), Thomas Trenga (Mesa, AZ), Yuxi Xiao (Tempe, AZ)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15884094 on 01/30/2018 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer based system for determining even-spaced quantiles using class authorization level values and network values. Determining a curve and a set of revised values, and remapping based on the revised values.

[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]


Demand class remapping for airline seat bookings
Patent No. 10755207 

Inventor(s): Daniel Muzich (Phoenix, AZ), James Fox (Phoenix, AZ), Julianne Bowles (Tempe, AZ), Marcial Lapp (Tempe, AZ), Randeep Ramamurthy (Phoenix, AZ), Thomas Trenga (Mesa, AZ), Yuxi Xiao (Tempe, AZ)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15693140 on 08/31/2017 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a computerized remapping system for airline seat bookings, actual airline seat bookings are restated in a remapped form reflecting the value of each leg of the booking from a network perspective, facilitating improved demand forecasts for subsequent seat bookings. In this manner, seat protects and seat pricing may be better allocated to align with actual demand.

[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]


Money transfer system having location based language and dynamic receipt capabilities
Patent No. 10755245 

Inventor(s): Angela Marie Runkle (Maple Grove, MN), Elena Kuznetsov (Eden Prairie, MN), Lisa Minogue (Forest Lake, MN), Michael E. Hermansen (Shorewood, MN)
Assignee(s): MoneyGram International, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13775970 on 02/25/2013 (2738 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a transaction processing system to provide location based language capabilities and dynamic receipts in connection with money transfer services. One embodiment includes storing, in a database, information representative of transaction location based attributes and associated one or more languages, and storing information representative of receipt field attributes and associated receipt fields. Send and/or receive transaction requests from points of sale are received at a transaction processor. The received transaction requests are processed using the stored information in the database to identify transaction location attributes of the requests and the associated one or more languages, and processed using the information stored in the database to identify receipt field attributes of the requests and to determine the associated receipt fields. Receipt information representative of receipts provided in the identified one or more languages and having the determined fields is sent from the processor to the points of sale.

[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]


Online advertising with enhanced publisher involvment
Patent No. 10755305 

Inventor(s): Arpit Gupta (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): R2 Solutions, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: The Noblitt Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15881617 on 01/26/2018 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for use in connection with online advertising exchanges. Methods are provided in which information is obtained, including, for each of multiple publisher sites, a set of publisher site tags, and for each of multiple advertisements, a set of advertisement tags. Methods are provided that include, in selection of an advertisement to be served in connection with a serving opportunity, utilizing, as a factor in the selection, matching of publisher site tags, associated with a publisher site associated with the serving opportunity, with advertisement tags of the advertisement.

[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 distribution of targeted content between mobile communication devices
Patent No. 10755313 

Inventor(s): Andrew E. Levi (Dallas, TX), Bradley W. Bauer (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14573634 on 12/17/2014 (2078 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for distribution of targeted advertising between mobile communication devices. An endorsement program is set up based on a profile of an advertiser having at least one advertising media. A qualified subscriber is identified for the advertiser based on a profile of a subscriber. One or more advertisers and endorsement programs for the qualified subscriber are selected. In addition, when a communication transmission is received from a source communication device, at least one advertising media is associated with the communication transmission and the communication transmission is transmitted from a source communication device to a destination communication device.

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


Systems and methods for product ordering and delivery for inmates
Patent No. 10755340 

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: 16167004 on 10/22/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system that includes an order processing subsystem and a delivery processing subsystem comprising at least one database and one or more processors. The one or more processors of the delivery processing subsystem is configured to receive a request for a user to access the delivery processing subsystem and a scanning device, authenticate the user by verifying the request with user credentials stored in the at least one database, provide the user with access to the delivery processing subsystem and the scanning device, receive scanned data from the scanning device, retrieve package data regarding a package for an inmate based on the scanned data from the scanning device, and generate, based on the package data, a route in the correctional facility for delivery of the package to the inmate in the correctional facility, wherein the route does not include an identity of the inmate.

[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]


Client management tool system and method
Patent No. 10755369 

Inventor(s): Alexander Townes (Dallas, TX), Anand Shah (Dallas, TX), Jennifer Wilson (Dallas, TX), Rubendran Amarasingham (Dallas, TX), Stephanie Fenniri (Dallas, TX), Vaidyanatha Siva (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14798630 on 07/14/2015 (1869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A client management tool system comprises a gateway module configured to provide access to a data store storing clinical and non-clinical data, a collection of computerized question forms configured to obtain additional data about a client, a social data model defining a structure to store and organize the client data, a predictive model including a plurality of weighted variables and thresholds in consideration of the client data to identify needs of the client and a valuation of services to address the client needs, a knowledgebase of available programs and service providers able to deliver the needed services, a client management toolkit configured to provide recommended a course of action in response to the identified client need, valuation, and available programs and services providers, and a data presentation module operable to present notifications, alerts, and outcome report related to service delivery to the client.

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


Portable system for managing events
Patent No. 10755372 

Inventor(s): Shy Ward (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): The ADT Security Corporation (Boca Raton, FL)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432425 on 06/05/2019 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for interacting with a portable device is provided. The system is configured to process both personal and premises events, and includes at least one processor configured to generate device data for determining the location of the portable device and process sensor data in response to an event. The processor is further configured to generate situational data for the processed event. The situational data is based on the sensor data and the device data. The situational data includes information indicative of whether the event is an alarm event and if the event is the alarm event, whether the alarm event is one of a personal event and premises event. The processor is further configured to provide at least a portion of the situational data to the remote service site if the event is the alarm event and determine that confirmation has been received.

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


Down scaling images in a computer vision system
Patent No. 10755380 

Inventor(s): Brian Chae (Duluth, GA), Hetul Sanghvi (Richardson, TX), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15143491 on 04/29/2016 (1579 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for scaling images is provided that includes at least two input ports, a scaling component coupled to the at least two input ports, the scaling component including a plurality of scalers, the scaling component configurable to map any scaler to any input port of the at least two input ports and configurable to map more than one scaler to any input port, and a memory coupled to the at least two input ports and to outputs of the plurality of scalers, the memory configured to store image data for each input port and scaled image data output by the plurality of scalers.

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


Placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape
Patent No. 10755436 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16685000 on 11/15/2019 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include a camera, a display, one or more memories, and one or more processors communicatively coupled to the one or more memories. The system may output a bounding shape for presentation on the display. The bounding shape may be superimposed on an image being captured by the camera and presented on the display. The bounding shape may bound an object in the image. The system may determine 3D coordinates of an intersection point associated with the bounding shape. The intersection point may be a point where a projection of the bounding shape into 3D space intersects with a horizontal plane identified in the image. The system may determine 2D coordinates for presentation of an augmented reality object on the display based on the 3D coordinates of the intersection point, and may superimpose a representation of the augmented reality object on the image based on the 2D coordinates.

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


Method and system for enabling variable wagers on a common drawing via assigned bins while using a single draw game ticket for making a plurality of wagers
Patent No. 10755521 

Inventor(s): Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr. (Dawsonville, GA), Robert D. Hamman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SCA Promotions, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16749315 on 01/22/2020 (216 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system are provided for betting and redemption using a single draw game ticket for a plurality of discrete wagers made by an individual consumer for a given draw game, thereby allowing discrete wagers to be accepted, recorded, and documented for any number of wagers at one time.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Automatic smoke/carbon monoxide evacuation power switch method and system
Patent No. 10755544 

Inventor(s): Dan Combe (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): CoEvac, LLC (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16268489 on 02/05/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic smoke/carbon monoxide detection system and method are described that are configured to automatically shut off power supplied to an appliance/equipment, a room of a structure, a zone within a structure, or an entire structure upon detection of smoke/carbon monoxide/hazardous gases. A system and method are further described herein that are configured to connect to an on-board diagnostic port, where upon detection of smoke/carbon monoxide/hazardous gases exceeding a certain level, an alert is displayed/sounded so that the driver/passenger of the vehicle can act appropriately. Alternatively, a command may be issued to shut off the engine of the vehicle to immediately halt the production of deadly gases.

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


Selectively blacklisting audio to improve digital assistant behavior
Patent No. 10755707 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978631 on 05/14/2018 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for selectively blacklisting audio commands is provided. The present invention may include observing an audible command received by an IoT (Internet of Things) enabled device, wherein the observed audible command appears in a blacklist database. The present invention may also include blacklisting the observed audible command.

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


Read head including semiconductor spacer and long spin diffusion length nonmagnetic conductive material and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10755733 

Inventor(s): Christian Kaiser (San Jose, CA), Yuankai Zheng (Fremont, CA), Zhitao Diao (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293142 on 03/05/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A read head includes a first ferromagnetic layer, a second ferromagnetic layer, a first diffusion-assist nonmagnetic metallic layer located between the first ferromagnetic layer and the second ferromagnetic layer, a second diffusion-assist nonmagnetic metallic layer located between the first ferromagnetic layer and the second ferromagnetic layer, and a semiconductor spacer layer located between the first diffusion-assist nonmagnetic metallic layer and the second diffusion-assist nonmagnetic metallic layer.

[G11B] INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER (recording measured values in a way that does not require playback through a transducer G01D 9/00; recording or playback apparatus using mechanically marked tape, e.g. punched paper tape, or using unit records, e.g. punched or magnetically marked cards G06K; transferring data from one type of record carrier to another G06K 1/18; circuits for coupling output of reproducer to radio receiver H04B 1/20; gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers or circuits therefor H04R)


Impedance mismatch mitigation scheme that applies asymmetric voltage pulses to compensate for asymmetries from applying symmetric voltage pulses
Patent No. 10755788 

Inventor(s): Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Yingda Dong (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233780 on 12/27/2018 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising an impedance compensation circuit is disclosed. The impedance compensation circuit compensates for impedance differences between a first pathway connected to a first transistor and a second pathway connected to a second transistor. However, rather than making a compensation based on a signal (e.g., voltage) applied to either the first or the second pathway, a compensation is made based on the signals (e.g., voltage pulses) applied to third and fourth pathways connected to the transistors.

[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)


Systems, apparatuses and methods for predicting medical events and conditions reflected in gait
Patent No. 10755817 

Inventor(s): Christopher T. Ray (Mansfield, TX), Gian-Luca Mariottini (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14946890 on 11/20/2015 (1740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for predicting medical events and conditions that are reflected in gait may include a data capture subsystem configured to capture data pertaining to a position and/or motion of a patient, a data analysis and outcome generation subsystem configured to analyze the captured data and to generate output pertaining to a likelihood of the patient experiencing a medical event or medical condition, and a user interface subsystem configured to provide the output to a user, e.g., healthcare provider, and to receive feedback from the user. Methods for predicting medical events and conditions reflected in gait are also provided. NULL


Systems, methods, and apparatus to process background requests while monitoring network media
Patent No. 10757209 

Inventor(s): Achilleas Papakostas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188157 on 11/12/2018 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to monitor mobile Internet usage are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed herein to monitor application usage associated with a device include a request analyzer to detect a burst of logged requests based on respective timestamps included in the logged requests, the logged requests obtained from a proxy server in communication with the device. The request analyzer is also to differentiate between foreground requests and background requests included in the burst of logged requests based on the respective timestamps. Disclosed example apparatus further include a duration calculator to determine a presentation duration for a first application executed by the device based on at least a subset of the foreground requests identified in the burst of logged requests.

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


 

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Micromachined ultrasound transducer
Patent No. 10751754 

Inventor(s): Mohammad Hadi Motieian Najar (Santa Clara, CA), Peter Smeys (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15664637 on 07/31/2017 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid micromachined ultrasound transducer includes a piezoelectric micromachined transducer and a capacitive micromachined transducer. The capacitive micromachined transducer is vertically stacked with the piezoelectric micromachined transducer. The piezoelectric micromachined transducer and the capacitive micromachined transducer include a common shared electrode.

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


Detecting an event and automatically obtaining video data
Patent No. 10752213 

Inventor(s): Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16243499 on 01/09/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A server device obtains, from a primary device associated with a first vehicle, event data concerning an event, video data concerning the event, and/or location data concerning a location of the first vehicle. The server device processes the event data to determine a type of the event, and determines, based on the type of the event and the location data, a proximity zone around the location of the first vehicle. The server device determines additional devices within the proximity zone, where each additional device is associated with a different vehicle. The server device sends, to the additional devices, a message requesting additional video data concerning the event, and obtains the additional video data from at least one additional device. The server device performs, based on relevant event information based on the event data, the video data, and the additional video data, an action concerning the event.

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


Molecular atomic clock with wave propagating rotational spectroscopy cell
Patent No. 10754302 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Dallas, TX), Argyrios Dellis (Dallas, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234492 on 12/27/2018 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clock apparatus, with: (i) a gas cell, including a cavity including a sealed interior for providing a signal waveguide; (ii) a first apparatus for providing a first electromagnetic wave to travel in the cavity and along a first direction; (iii) a second apparatus for providing a second electromagnetic wave to travel in the cavity and along a second direction opposite the first direction; (iv) a dipolar gas inside the sealed interior of the cavity; and (v) receiving apparatus for detecting an amount of energy in the second electromagnetic wave after the second electromagnetic wave passes through the dipolar gas.

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


Plating interconnect for silicon chip
Patent No. 10755940 

Inventor(s): Antonio Rosario Taloban, Jr. (Bagiuo, , PL), Jerard Canuto Malado (Baguio, , PL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16588212 on 09/30/2019 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and silicon chip package for providing connections between a die of a silicon chip package and external leads of the silicon chip package is disclosed. The connections are formed using a pre-mold etched with a trace pattern. The trace pattern provides rigid traces that connect the die with the external leads.

[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]


Packaged semiconductor system having unidirectional connections to discrete components
Patent No. 10756013 

Inventor(s): Abram Castro (Carrollton, TX), Matthew David Romig (Wylie, TX), Saumya Gandhi (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792619 on 02/17/2020 (190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged semiconductor system, including: at least one electronic device on a device mounting surface of a substrate having terminals for attaching bond wires; at least one discrete component adjacent to the at least one electronic device, a second electrode of the at least one discrete component parallel to and spaced from a first electrode by a component body; the first electrode a metal foil having a protrusion extending laterally from the body and having a surface facing towards the second electrode; bonding wires interconnecting respective terminals of the at least one electronic device, the first electrode and the second electrode, and bonded to the surface of the second electrode and to the protrusion that extend away from the respective surfaces in a same direction; and packaging compound covering portions of the at least one electronic device, the at least one discrete component, and the bonding wires.

[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]


SRAM cell with T-shaped contact
Patent No. 10756095 

Inventor(s): Scott W. Jessen (Allen, TX), Theodore W. Houston (Richardson, TX), Thomas J. Aton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188718 on 11/13/2018 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit containing an array of SRAM cells with T-shaped contacts in the inverters, in which drain connecting segments may extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than 10 percent of a separation distance between ends of opposite drain connecting segments. The drain connecting segments may also extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than one-third of the width of the gate connecting segments. A process of forming an integrated circuit containing an array of SRAM cells with T-shaped contacts in which drain connecting segments may extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than 10 percent of a separation distance between ends of opposite drain connecting segments. A process may also form the drain connecting segments to extend beyond gate connecting segments by greater than one-third of the width of the gate connecting segments.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with locally modulated threshold voltages at drain select levels and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10756106 

Inventor(s): Ken Oowada (Fujisawa, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Michiaki Sano (Ichinomiya, , 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: 16202713 on 11/28/2018 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers containing word lines and drain select gate electrodes located over a substrate, and memory stack structures containing a respective vertical semiconductor channel and a memory film including a tunneling dielectric and a charge storage layer. A first portion of a first charge storage layer located in a first memory stack structure at level of a first drain select gate electrode is thicker than a first portion of a second charge storage layer located in a second memory stack structure at the level of the first drain select electrode.

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


Method of forming seamless drain-select-level electrodes for a three-dimensional memory device and structures formed by the same
Patent No. 10756110 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380362 on 04/10/2019 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory pillar structures extending through an alternating stack of insulating layers and word-line-level electrically conductive layers are formed over a substrate. Each of the memory pillar structures includes a vertical semiconductor channel and a memory film. Each of the memory pillar structures protrudes above an insulating cap layer located above the alternating stack to provide an inter-pillar gap region that laterally extends between laterally-neighboring pairs of the memory pillar structures. A metal-nucleating material having a physically exposed metal-nucleating surface is formed at a bottom of the inter-pillar gap region without covering upper portions of sidewalls of the memory pillar structures. A metal may be selectively grown upward from the physically exposed metal-nucleating surface while suppressing growth of the metal from physically exposed vertical surfaces around the memory pillar structures. A metal layer without a seam may be provided, which may be used for a drain-select-level electrically conductive 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 device including germanium-containing vertical channels and method of making the same
Patent No. 10756186 

Inventor(s): Christopher Petti (Mountain View, CA), Yangyin Chen (Leuven, , BE)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15951916 on 04/12/2018 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. The sacrificial material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, electrically conductive layers. Memory openings are formed through the alternating stack. A memory film is formed within each memory openings. A silicon-germanium alloy layer including germanium at an atomic concentration less than 25% is deposited within each memory opening. An oxidation process is performed on the silicon-germanium alloy layer. A vertical semiconductor channel including an unoxidized remaining material portion of the silicon-germanium alloy layer is formed, which includes germanium at an atomic concentration greater than 50%.

[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]


Extended drain MOS with dual well isolation
Patent No. 10756187 

Inventor(s): Chin-yu Tsai (Allen, TX), Guruvayurappan Mathur (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16368102 on 03/28/2019 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes an extended drain MOS transistor. The substrate of the integrated circuit has a lower layer with a first conductivity type. A drain well of the extended drain MOS transistor has the first conductivity type. The drain well is separated from the lower layer by a drain isolation well having a second, opposite, conductivity type. A source region of the extended drain MOS transistor is separated from the lower layer by a body well having the second conductivity type. Both the drain isolation well and the body well contact the lower layer. An average dopant density of the second conductivity type in the drain isolation well is less than an average dopant density of the second conductivity type in the body well.

[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]


Systems and methods for inertial navigation system to RF line-of sight alignment calibration
Patent No. 10756428 

Inventor(s): James M. B. Royalty (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc. (Fairfax, VA)
Law Firm: LKGlobal | Lorenz Kopf, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15492228 on 04/20/2017 (1223 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing alignment calibration of an RF antenna in satellite communications. Data is received that is representative of inertial navigation system and gimbal angle measurement signals. The received data is collected while a vehicle is operated in a reduced yaw motion and while the RF antenna is tracking a satellite. Equations are used that describe a mathematical relationship among the misalignments, offsets, and latency mismatch to the antenna gimbal control servo measurements. Estimates are generated for certain errors involved in the alignment process. The generated estimates are provided for pointing the RF antenna.

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


Monolithic EML with electrically isolated electrodes
Patent No. 10756508 

Inventor(s): Craig Francis Steinbeiser (Allen, TX), Oleh Krutko (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16280375 on 02/20/2019 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a monolithic externally modulated laser (EML), which includes a substrate, a laser element, and an electro-absorption modulator (EAM). Both the laser element and the EAM reside over the substrate. The laser element includes a laser bottom electrode over the substrate, a laser core component over the laser bottom electrode, and a laser top electrode over the laser core component. The EAM includes a modulator bottom electrode over the substrate, a modulator core component over the modulator bottom electrode, and a modulator top electrode over the modulator core component. Herein, at least portions of the substrate, which are directly under the laser bottom electrode and directly under the modulator bottom electrode, are electrically non-conductive. The laser top electrode is isolated from the modulator top electrode, and the laser bottom electrode is isolated from the modulator bottom electrode.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


Zero current and valley detection for power factor correction
Patent No. 10756620 

Inventor(s): Ananthakrishnan Viswanathan (Allen, TX), Joseph Michael Leisten (Cork, , IE), Philomena Cleopha Brady (Corinth, TX), Salvatore Giombanco (Cassaro, , IT)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16525790 on 07/30/2019 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power factor correction circuit includes a power transistor, an inductor, and detection circuitry. The inductor is coupled to a drain terminal of the power transistor. The detection circuitry is coupled to the drain terminal of the power transistor. The detection circuitry is configured to determine an input voltage applied to the inductor based on resonant ringing of voltage at the drain terminal, and to detect a valley in the voltage at the drain terminal based on the input voltage applied to the inductor.

[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]


High power-factor control circuit and method for switched mode power supply
Patent No. 10756633 

Inventor(s): Shihai Zhu (Shanghai, , CN), Xuegang Ren (Shanghai, , CN), Yajiang Zhu (Shanghai, , CN), Zeqiang Chen (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): DIODES INCORPORATED (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14803013 on 07/17/2015 (1866 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch mode power supply (SMPS) system includes a rectifying circuit for coupling to an AC input voltage and a transformer having a primary winding for coupling to the rectifying circuit and a secondary winding coupled to the primary winding. The system also has a power switch coupled to the primary winding and a control circuit coupled to the power switch. The control circuit is configured to control current flow in the primary winding such that an envelope waveform formed by peak points of current pulses is in phase with the magnitude of the AC input voltage. Moreover, the SMPS system is configured to provide a constant average output current.

[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]


HVAC controller that provides multiple types of proportional motor control signals, an HVAC system that includes the same and a proportional control signal circuit
Patent No. 10756663 

Inventor(s): Darko Hadzidedic (Carrollton, TX), Jimmie Curry (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959444 on 04/23/2018 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a proportional control signal circuit (PCSC), an HVAC controller employing the same and an HVAC system including the HVAC controller. In one embodiment, the PCSC includes: (1) a signal input configured to receive a pulse width modulated signal, (2) a control input configured to receive an integration signal, (3) a signal output and (4) control circuitry, coupled to the signal input, the control input and the signal output, configured to provide either the pulse width modulated signal or a DC signal to the signal output based on the integration signal.

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


Reducing supply to ground current
Patent No. 10756679 

Inventor(s): Meghna Agrawal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15858141 on 12/29/2017 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus to prevent supply-to-ground current in a comparator is disclosed. The apparatus includes circuitry to determine if first and second output nodes of the comparator have respectively reached first and second logic levels, and circuitry responsive to a determination that the voltage at the first and second output nodes of the comparator has reached the first and second logic levels, to generate a signal. In addition, the apparatus includes circuitry to supply the signal to a transistor, the signal to turn off the transistor and prevent the flow of supply-to-ground current through the comparator.

[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)


Chopper amplifier with decoupled chopping frequency and threshold frequency
Patent No. 10756685 

Inventor(s): Bharath Karthik Vasan (Tucson, AZ), Piyush Kaslikar (Tucson, AZ), Srinivas K. Pulijala (Tucson, AZ), Vadim Valerievich Ivanov (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221473 on 12/15/2018 (619 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chopper amplifier circuit includes a first amplifier path with chopper circuitry, a switched-capacitor filter, and multiple gain stages. The chopper amplifier circuit also includes a second amplifier path with a feed-forward gain stage. A chopping frequency of the chopper circuitry is greater than a threshold frequency at which the second amplifier path is used instead of the first amplifier path.

[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)


System and method for calibration of pulse width modulation signals with higher resolution increments
Patent No. 10756717 

Inventor(s): Eric Patrick Best (Howell, MI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689411 on 11/20/2019 (279 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal that extends the on time by a higher resolution increment. The system comprises a PWM generator that receives a VDDIO rail to generate first and second PWM signals, the second PWM signal having an on time extended by the higher resolution increment having a commanded length. The system further comprises a VDDIO circuit that receives the VDDIO rail and outputs a VDDIO signal. First and second analog-to-digital converters are configured to generate a first and second sets of PWM samples and first and second sets of VDDIO samples. A microcontroller is configured to calculate an actual increment length based on the samples, and to compensate for a difference between the commanded length and the actual increment length.

[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]


Load switch having a controlled slew rate
Patent No. 10756725 

Inventor(s): Ricky Dale Jordanger (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16190493 on 11/14/2018 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A load switch circuit implemented on an IC chip includes a first node for coupling to an input voltage, a second node for coupling to an external load, first and second capacitor nodes for coupling to first and second terminals of an external capacitor, and a first PFET coupled between the first node and the second node to control an output voltage to the external load. The load switch circuit also includes a driver circuit having a first NFET that has a drain coupled to the first node and a source coupled to a gate of the first PFET. A slew-rate-control circuit is coupled to a gate of the first NFET and includes the first capacitor node, which is coupled to the gate of the first NFET, and the second capacitor node, which is coupled to the second node.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Systems with power transistors, transistors coupled to the gates of the power transistors, and capacitive dividers coupled to the power transistors
Patent No. 10756726 

Inventor(s): Ingolf Frank (Freising, , DE), Xun Gong (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148211 on 10/01/2018 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example system comprises: a power transistor comprising a gate, a first terminal, and a second terminal; a transistor comprising a gate, a first terminal, and a second terminal coupled to the gate of the power transistor; a capacitive divider coupled to the first terminal of the power transistor and the gate of the transistor; and a resistive divider coupled to the first terminal of the power transistor and the gate of the transistor.

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


Power source multiplexer with adaptive switch control
Patent No. 10756731 

Inventor(s): Jae Won Choi (Dallas, TX), Johnny Klarenbeek (Dallas, TX), Richard Turkson (Princeton, TX), Sungho Beck (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16279422 on 02/19/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power source multiplexer includes a first switch circuit connected between a first input voltage source node and an output voltage node. A second switch circuit is connected between a second input voltage source node and the output voltage node. A driver circuit is configured to provide a steady-state current to drive one of the first or second switch circuits to electrically connect the respective input voltage source node to the output voltage node. A boost circuit is configured to boost the steady-state current for a switching time interval when switching from one of the input voltage source nodes being connected to the output node to the other of the input voltage source nodes being connected to the output voltage node.

[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]


Automatic optimization of vehicle RF audio systems
Patent No. 10756834 

Inventor(s): Devang Parekh (Plano, TX), Louis Brugman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16243411 on 01/09/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are provided for automatic optimization of vehicle RF audio systems. The method includes receiving first data describing a radio-frequency environment experienced by a radio system of a vehicle, the vehicle radio system comprising a processor and a memory storing code executable by the processor; receiving second data describing responses of one or more occupants of the vehicle to audio produced by the radio system; correlating the responses of one or more occupants of the vehicle with changes in the radio-frequency environment experienced by the radio system; generating a code update using the correlation of the responses with changes in the radio-frequency environment experienced by the radio system, and refreshing code stored in a memory of the vehicle according to the code update, wherein a processor in the vehicle executes the code.

[H04H] BROADCAST COMMUNICATION (multiplex communication H04J; pictorial communication aspects of broadcast systems H04N)


Channel quality report processes, circuits and systems
Patent No. 10756873 

Inventor(s): Eko Nugroho Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14792940 on 07/07/2015 (1876 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a first circuit ([b]111[/b]) operable to generate at least a first and a second channel quality indicator (CQI) vector associated with a plurality of subbands for each of at least first and second spatial codewords respectively and generate a first and a second reference CQI for the first and second spatial codewords, and operable to generate a first and a second differential subbands CQI vector for each spatial codeword and generate a differential between the second reference CQI and the first reference CQI, and further operable to form a CQI report derived from the first and the second differential subbands CQI vector for each spatial codeword as well as the differential between the second reference CQI and the first reference CQI; and a second circuit ([b]113[/b]) operable to initiate transmission of a signal communicating the CQI report. Other electronic devices, processes and systems are also disclosed.

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


Full server-level redundancy using a single network interface controller(NIC) and a single NIC card
Patent No. 10757041 

Inventor(s): Terrel Morris (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208423 on 12/03/2018 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing full redundancy in a computing network using a single network interface controller (NIC) and a single NIC card within one or more computing devices (e.g., servers) are provided. Embodiments of the technology disclosed herein provide a NIC card with a processing device (e.g., a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)) having a first set of input pins associated with a primary network switch and a second set of input pins associated with a standby network switch. When a failure occurs on the primary network switch, the processing device of the NIC card is configured to perform a circuit switch action to switch the connection between a processing device output from the first set of input pins to the second set of input pins. Accordingly, the same NIC is capable of controlling the network interface of a computing device between to different network switches.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Active-active access to transparent interconnection of lots of links (TRILL) edges
Patent No. 10757066 

Inventor(s): Donald Eggleston Eastlake, III (Milford, MA), Weiguo Hao (Nanjing, , CN), Yizhou Li (Nanjing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133374 on 09/17/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus configured to provide active-active access to a transparent interconnection of lots of links (TRILL) campus. The apparatus includes a first access port associated with a first customer equipment (CE) and a second access port associated with a second CE. The first access port is configured to receive a frame from the first CE. The apparatus includes a processor configured to replicate the frame to generate a replicated frame, determine that a pseudo-nickname associated with the first access port and the pseudo-nickname associated with the second access port are the same, and determine that the first access port and the second access port are associated with different multi-chassis link aggregations (MC-LAGs). The apparatus also includes a transmitter configured to forward the replicated frame to the second CE using the second access port.

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


Vaultless tokenization engine
Patent No. 10757080 

Inventor(s): Justin Hatcher (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Gunn, Lee Cave, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16458648 on 07/01/2019 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-readable medium storing computer program instructions, which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform a method of tokenization, the method comprising the steps of receiving a request for tokenization from a user, the request including a Session Token; decoding and validating the Session Token; retrieving a token definition, a token key, and a security policy; appending the user key and the token key to the received value to create an input value; replacing each input value character with a known character to create a replacement input value using a lookup table; generating a secure hash of the replacement input value to create a derived key; substituting characters of the replacement input value with a character from lookup tables to create a third input value; and returning the input value to the user.

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


Homomorphic encryption in a healthcare network environment, system and methods
Patent No. 10757081 

Inventor(s): Harsh Kupwade-Patil (Plano, TX), Ravi Seshadri (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NANTHEALTH, INC (Culver City, CA)
Law Firm: Stetina Brunda Garred and Brucker (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679078 on 11/08/2019 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for homomorphic encryption in a healthcare network environment is provided and includes receiving digital data over the healthcare network at a data custodian server in a plurality of formats from various data sources, encrypting the data according to a homomorphic encryption scheme, receiving a query at the data custodian server from a data consumer device concerning a portion of the encrypted data, initiating a secure homomorphic work session between the data custodian server and the data consumer device, generating a homomorphic work space associated with the homomorphic work session, compiling, by the data custodian server, a results set satisfying the query, loading the results set into the homomorphic work space, and building an application programming interface (API) compatible with the results set, the API facilitating encrypted analysis on the results set in the homomorphic work space.

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


Preserving S1-AP UE contexts on SCTP failover
Patent No. 10757147 

Inventor(s): Loudon Lee Campbell (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997100 on 06/04/2018 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method in a network node of a wireless communication network comprises determining that a plurality of S1-AP UE contexts maintained by the network node remain valid after a SCTP failure; generating an S1 Setup Request message comprising an indication that the UE contexts remain valid; and communicating the S1 Setup Request message to a MME. In particular embodiments, a method in an MME comprises receiving an S1 Setup Request message from a network node comprising an indication that UE contexts maintained by the network node remain valid after a SCTP failure. The MME determines a plurality of UE contexts maintained by the MME remain valid after a SCTP failure; generates an S1 Setup Response message comprising an indication that UE contexts maintained by the MME remain valid; and communicates the S1 Setup Response message to the network node.

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


Method and apparatus for pushing data in a content-centric networking (CCN) network
Patent No. 10757213 

Inventor(s): Guo-qiang Wang (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14826785 on 08/14/2015 (1838 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for pushing data in a Content-Centric Networking (CCN) network comprises receiving a message from a source at an input interface device of a node device in the CCN network, the node device executing a CCN protocol. A determination is made that the received message is an interest-notification message. The received message is identified as the interest-notification message by including a Type field, a Content Name field, and a Cacheable Object field. The Type field indicates that the received message is pushing data within the CCN network. The Content Name field associates a hierarchical name to the data being pushed within the CCN network. The Cacheable Object field includes a cacheable object representing the data being pushed within the CCN network. The cacheable object is extracted in response to the received message being an interest-notification message. The cacheable object is placed in a cache at the node device.

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


Systems and methods for a subframe structure for wideband LTE
Patent No. 10757233 

Inventor(s): Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242851 on 01/08/2019 (595 days app to issue)

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

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


Multifunction wireless device
Patent No. 10757249 

Inventor(s): Christopher McNitt (Fort Worth, TX), Stephen 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: 16434783 on 06/07/2019 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication device and system are disclosed for providing communication and data services to residents of a controlled facility. The device can be restricted to communicating only using an internet protocol so as to restrict the device communication to an internal intranet. Wireless access points may be disposed throughout the environment to route calls and data between the device and a central processing center. By converting a protocol of the communications received from the device to a protocol used by the central processing center, minimal modifications to the central processing center are needed to support a wireless communication infrastructure. Many restrictions and safeguards may be implemented within the phone and system in order to prevent improper use.

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


System and method for electronic notification in institutional communications
Patent No. 10757265 

Inventor(s): Serge Seyfetdinov (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Value Added Communications, Inc. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15420458 on 01/31/2017 (1302 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-mode communication notification system and method for improving communication between an inmate and a third party by enabling a third party to send a web-initiated contact request for a specific inmate and further allowing the inmate to check his/her contact requests or be automatically notified of contact requests. Additionally, the system electronically notifies the third party when the specific inmate has been notified of the contact request. Further, the system notifies the third party if they have missed a call from the specific inmate.

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


Call processing system for modifying inmate communication limits
Patent No. 10757268 

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: 16237387 on 12/31/2018 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for customizing time limits for inmate communications in a correctional facility is disclosed. The system includes a profile subsystem that stores an inmate profile of the inmate and a communication processing subsystem comprising one or more processors configured to receive data of an inmate communication of an inmate, identify a type of communication device of the inmate and a call recipient of the inmate communication based on the data of the inmate communication, retrieve the inmate profile of the inmate form the profile subsystem, identify a plurality of behaviors of the inmate based on the inmate profile, determine a time limit based on at least one of the type of communication device, the call recipient of the inmate communication, and the plurality of behaviors of the inmate, and assign the time limit to the inmate communication of the inmate.

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


Image data processing for multi-exposure wide dynamic range image data
Patent No. 10757339 

Inventor(s): Rajasekhar Reddy Allu (Plano, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208313 on 12/03/2018 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include integrated circuits, merge circuits and methods of processing multiple-exposure image data, in which a single pre-processing circuit is used for pre-processing first input exposure data associated with a first exposure of the image, and then for pre-processing second input exposure data associated with a second exposure of the image, and the first and second pre-processed exposure data are merged to generate merged image data for tone mapping and other post-processing. An example merge circuit includes a configurable gain circuit to apply a gain to the first and/or second exposure data, as well as a configurable weighting circuit with a weight calculation circuit and a motion adaptive filter circuit to compute a first and second weight values for merging the pre-processed first and second exposure data.

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


Public safety smart belt
Patent No. 10757379 

Inventor(s): Robert Louis Piccioni (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16509537 on 07/12/2019 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: A smart belt system worn by a person comprising an elongated belt configured for removably coupling a plurality of devices, a GPS component coupled to the belt configured to track the geo-location and movement of the belt, a microprocessor coupled to the belt, logic instructions executing by the microprocessor configured to monitor and regulate the activities of the plurality of devices and geo-location and movement data generated by the GPS component, a memory component configured for storing the logic instructions and accessible by the microprocessor, a wireless data communications system coupled to the belt configured to wirelessly communicate with an external data communications system and the microprocessor, a power and data bus disposed within the belt and communicatively coupled to at least one of the plurality of devices, GPS component, microprocessor, memory, wireless data communications systems, and data storage component; and a data storage component coupled to the belt and accessible by the microprocessor for storing activity data of at least one of the plurality of devices and the geo-location and movement data of the belt generated by the GPS component.

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


Moving picture coding method, moving picture coding apparatus, moving picture decoding method, moving picture decoding apparatus, and moving picture coding and decoding apparatus
Patent No. 10757418 

Inventor(s): Hisao Sasai (Osaka, , JP), Kengo Terada (Osaka, , JP), Kyoko Tanikawa (Osaka, , JP), Takahiro Nishi (Nara, , JP), Toru Matsunobu (Osaka, , JP), Toshiyasu Sugio (Osaka, , JP), Youji Shibahara (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16392565 on 04/23/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A moving picture coding apparatus includes an intra-inter prediction unit which calculates a second motion vector by performing a scaling process on a first motion vector of a temporally neighboring corresponding block, when selectively adding, to a list, a motion vector of each of one or more corresponding blocks each of which is either a block included in a current picture to be coded and spatially neighboring a current block to be coded or a block included in a picture other than the current picture and temporally neighboring the current block, determines whether the second motion vector has a magnitude that is within a predetermined magnitude or not within the predetermined magnitude, and adds the second motion vector to the list when the intra-inter prediction unit determines that the second motion vector has a magnitude that is within the predetermined magnitude range.

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


Video characterization for smart encoding based on perceptual quality optimization
Patent No. 10757419 

Inventor(s): Myo Tun (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Euclid Discoveries, LLC (Burlington, MA)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16420796 on 05/23/2019 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: Videos may be characterized by objective metrics that quantify video quality. Embodiments are directed to target bitrate prediction methods in which one or more objective metrics may serve as inputs into a model that predicts a mean opinion score (MOS), a measure of perceptual quality, as a function of metric values. The model may be derived by generating training data through conducting subjective tests on a set of video encodings, obtaining MOS data from the subjective tests, and correlating the MOS data with metric measurements on the training data. The MOS predictions may be extended to predict the target (encoding) bitrate that achieves a desired MOS value. The target bitrate prediction methods may be applied to segments of a video. The methods may be made computationally faster by applying temporal subsampling. The methods may also be extended for adaptive bitrate (ABR) applications by applying scaling factors to predicted bitrates at one frame size to determine predicted bitrates at different frame sizes. A dynamic scaling algorithm may be used to determine predicted bitrates at the different frame sizes.

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


Dynamically scheduling non-programming media items in contextually relevant programming media content
Patent No. 10757458 

Inventor(s): Wassim Samir Chaar (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Chip Law Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15865716 on 01/09/2018 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hardware media items scheduling and packaging system, which schedules and distributes channels to be viewed on a plurality of consumer devices, extracts contextual data from program-specific information associated with programming media content of a channel received from a distribution source device. A plurality of potential non-programming media items is determined for a plurality of users based on a match between a sentiment type of each of a plurality of non-programming media items and the extracted contextual data. Based on at least the extracted contextual data and the sentiment type of each of the plurality of potential non-programming media items, a plurality of candidate spots in the programming media content is determined. Based on at least a set of constraints and user estimation data associated with the plurality of users, a schedule of non-programming media item(s) is dynamically generated for at least one candidate spot in the programming media content.

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


Method and apparatus for data tracking and presenting
Patent No. 10757483 

Inventor(s): Xin Yu (Santa Clara, CA), Xun Hu (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795193 on 10/26/2017 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and devices for providing object information associated with a media program. Embodiments include identifying an object of interest in an image of a frame of the media program; inserting an indicator into the image of the frame to identify the object of interest; generating a video clip associated with the identified object based on a portion of the media program; constructing an information page containing information regarding the object of interest, wherein the information page comprises a window for displaying the video clip; and transmitting the information page, including the video clip, to the user device.

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


Multi-source audio amplification and ear protection devices
Patent No. 10757512 

Inventor(s): Doug Mann (Carlsbad, CA), Timothy D. Schnell (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)
Assignee(s): Team IP Holdings, LLC (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132042 on 09/14/2018 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for multi-source audio amplification and ear protection devices are provided herein. In certain configurations, an audio amplification and ear protection device includes at least one microphone that generates an ambient sound signal based on detecting ambient sound, at least one speaker, and an electrical system that controls sound outputted by the at least one speaker based on amplifying the ambient sound signal and a secondary sound source signal. The electrical system receives a first user-controlled volume signal that is operable to control an amount of amplification provided to the ambient sound signal, and a second user-controlled volume signal that is operable to control an amount of amplification provided to the secondary sound source signal.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Methods and apparatus for maintaining and using geolocation data in a wireless system
Patent No. 10757535 

Inventor(s): Akram Hassanien (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Charter Communications Operating, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Straub Straub (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16556787 on 08/30/2019 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user device includes and maintains a geolocation list (GLL) including sets of information corresponding to Citizens Broadband radio Services Devices (CBSDs). The GLL stored in the user device contains entries corresponding to the areas most recently visited by the UE, each entry including location information of a CBSD. User devices typically frequent a limited set of the same areas repetitively. Thus this maintained relatively small list provides the UE with a highly relevant set of information which can be quickly accessed without additional wireless signaling and the additional power loss associated with a typical search. When the UE desires to find and connect to a CBSD, the UE first searches its GLL for a CBSD providing coverage in its currently located area. However, if GLL search does not identify a CBSD, then the UE sends a request to a geolocation server for active CBSDs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Sequenced applications for controlling communication features
Patent No. 10757547 

Inventor(s): Ruby Agarwal (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Avaya Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15807322 on 11/08/2017 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A registration is received from an application framework. The registration is for the application framework to be notified of an event managed by a service gateway. The event is based on a communication service provided by the service gateway. The service gateway detects the event. The service gateway sends a notification associated with the event to the application framework. The notification associated with the event comprises information associated with the event. For example, the notification may include a caller”s name and address. An object is received from the application framework that is associated with the event. The object associated with the event further comprises extension information that is not used by the communication service/service gateway. A message is sent to a communication endpoint and/or an external application that comprises the object. The extension information is used to provide custom services that are not supported by the communication service/service gateway.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


SDR-based massive MIMO with V-RAN cloud architecture and SDN-based network slicing
Patent No. 10757576 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16053271 on 08/02/2018 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telecommunications network comprises at least one core network interface for providing interconnection to a core network. At least one base station provides communications to at least one user device. At least one server defines a configurable network interconnecting at least one core network interface and the base station. The at least one server defines logically independent network slicing for the configurable network that selects a first network slice responsive to use of the configurable network by a first application and selects a second network slice responsive to use of the configurable network by a second application. The at least one server further provides a data center based cloud architecture to support the first network slice when the first application is selected and the second network slice when the second application is selected.

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


Mobile cellular networks
Patent No. 10757579 

Inventor(s): Chris Hill (Plano, TX), Joseph L. Uelk (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Oceus Networks Inc. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16363909 on 03/25/2019 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multiple mobile cellular network (MCN) communication systems can be networked together to form a network of MCN communication systems (NOM). Each MCN communication system within the NOM can operate as an independent cellular network to provide communications between user equipment within a covered area. The MCN can be managed by a network management control center (NMCC). The NMCC can be configured generate coverage maps of the NOM and NMC system coverage areas.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and methods for venue based wireless communication
Patent No. 10757580 

Inventor(s): Serguei Matitsine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Matsing, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16253133 on 01/21/2019 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of directional antennas are arranged between an inner barrier (e.g., ring, wall, fence, glass, etc encircling a field, court, rink, stage, etc) and an outer barrier (e.g., guardrail, wall, etc encircling a seating region, etc) of the venue. Each directional antenna produces a beam pattern that is oriented such that the beam pattern is directed at an angle off-normal from the inner or outer barrier. Further, at least some of the directional antennas are placed at the openings of pedestrian tunnels leading into the seating region of the venue, near the inner barrier of the venue seating region, or placed near a midpoint between the inner and outer barriers so as to provide wireless communication services to users in the seating region of the venue.

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


System and method for millimeter wave communications
Patent No. 10757582 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Portland, OR), 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: 16009712 on 06/15/2018 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes measuring beam-formed reference signals transmitted by a plurality of mmWave transmission points (TPs), sending a cloud cell formation request including indicators associated with best mmWave TPs determined in accordance with the measured beam-formed reference signals, receiving a cloud cell formation request response including indicators associated with a subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by a central controller in accordance with selection information, where the subset of the best mmWave TPs includes a first mmWave transmission point (TP) serving as a master TP and a second mmWave TP serving as a slave TP, and establishing a cloud cell with mmWave TPs of the subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by the central controller, where a data connection is established with the slave TP and at least a control connection is established with the master TP.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Resource stability indicator determination based on downstream network node-based resource health indicators
Patent No. 10757597 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505224 on 07/08/2019 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Resource health indication for new and/or emerging nodes is provided in the form of a a resource stability/confidence indicator that is based at least on, and in some instances solely on, the conventional resource health indicators of downstream nodes (i.e., nodes that receive resources from the new/emerging node in exchange for objects and/or services), and, in some embodiments, upstream nodes (i.e., nodes that receive objects and/or services from the emerging new node in exchange for resources) and/or secondary downstream and/or upstream nodes (i.e., nodes that receive or provide resources from or to the primary downstream and upstream nodes). The emerging/new node is provided with a resource stability indicator that can be used to acquire resources for obtaining objects and/or services from downstream nodes and/or provide confidence that the new/emerging node will provide objects/resources to upstream nodes.

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


Method and device for adaptively controlling traffic in a mobile network
Patent No. 10757604 

Inventor(s): Miguel A. Carames (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16441471 on 06/14/2019 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receive property data associated with a coverage area of a mobile network, wherein the property data includes identification information and location information associated with the coverage area; receive load data associated with the coverage area; determine a load threshold associated with the coverage area; determine whether the load data satisfies the load threshold; identify, based on determining that the load data satisfies the load threshold, impacted user equipment associated with the coverage area, wherein the impacted user equipment is further identified based on the property data; identify an application network device associated with the coverage area and the impacted user equipment, wherein the application network device is further identified based on the property data; determine a corrective action based on the load data, the load threshold, and the application network device; and perform the corrective action in connection with the application network device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for common attributes in HESSID and the associated queries
Patent No. 10757641 

Inventor(s): Bin Chen (Shenzhen, , CN), George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Hanan Ahmed (Belleville, MI), Kaidi Huang (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186183 on 11/09/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mobile stations can query independent basic service set (BSS) parameters of a group of Access Points (APs) by setting a Pre-Association Message Exchange BSSID Independent (PAME-BI) bit during Wi-Fi discovery. The PAME-BI bit may be included in a Generic Advertisement Service (GAS) request to indicate that an Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP) request carried by the GAS request is querying both independent and dependent BSS parameters. In some embodiments, the PAME-BI bit is included as a field in the ANQP query, rather than the GAS request message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and mobile terminal for performing random access
Patent No. 10757650 

Inventor(s): Seung-June Yi (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung-Duck Chun (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung-Jun Park (Anyang-si, , KR), Young-Dae Lee (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427421 on 05/31/2019 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: A random access procedure between a mobile terminal and a network is performed based upon the characteristics of a RACH preamble transmitted by the terminal. A first type of random access preamble is selectable by the terminal from a set of random access preambles, and a second type of random access preamble is directly allocated to the terminal by the network. The network responds with a random access response. The terminal performs a discontinuous reception (DRX) operation that allows it to monitor a downlink control channel discontinuously. The DRX operation includes an active time period during which the terminal monitors the control channel after successful reception of the random access response for the second type of random access preamble until a transmission from the network addressed to a Cell-Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI) associated with the terminal is received.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for transmission of uplink sounding reference signals in a wireless network
Patent No. 10757657 

Inventor(s): Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15651815 on 07/17/2017 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile station for use in a wireless network that operates according to the Long-Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) standard is configured to transmit an aperiodic sounding reference signal (SRS) to a base station in response to a triggering grant received from the base station. The bandwidth on which the mobile station transmits the aperiodic SRS depends on a type of the triggering grant. The type of the triggering grant is one of a downlink grant, an uplink multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) grant, and an uplink single-input, multiple-output (SIMO) grant.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for transmission and reception of control and data channels with group reference signal
Patent No. 10757696 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL), Philippe Sartori (Algonquin, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16189693 on 11/13/2018 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for transmission and reception of control and data channels with a group reference signal (GRS). A GRS may include a first common reference signal associated with a first group of users and a second common reference signal associated with a second group of users. Some users or channels can be grouped to use one set of common reference signals and other users or channels can be grouped to use another set of common reference signals.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Clothing closet arm
Patent No. D893894 

Inventor(s): Barbara B. Womble (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29578381 on 09/21/2016 (1434 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


A-pillar deflector
Patent No. D894068 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664360 on 09/24/2018 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Signal booster case
Patent No. D894188 

Inventor(s): Brooks Stephen Ruhman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Jones Waldo Holbrook McDonough, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29686190 on 04/02/2019 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D894229 

Inventor(s): Daryl Day (Frisco, TX), Richard K. Hoofard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB (Landskrona, , SE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29676047 on 01/08/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition Cartridge
Patent No. D894320 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29684454 on 03/21/2019 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishnet frame
Patent No. D894323 

Inventor(s): Glenn Weatherby (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: AdamsIP, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29614192 on 08/16/2017 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Valve assembly
Patent No. D894340 

Inventor(s): Tripp Roden (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): TYL, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29667476 on 10/22/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Syringe barrel
Patent No. D894381 

Inventor(s): Mark Small (Heavener, OK), Thomas J. Shaw (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RETRACTABLE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29697993 on 07/12/2019 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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