Dallas Invents: 152 Patents Granted for Week of March 3

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

Patents granted include:
Walmart's automated vehicle loading
Amazon's camera-level image processing
Futurewei's noise cancellation system
Intuit's lean parsing (a natural language processing system)
Knightscope's autonomous data machines and systems
Philip Morris's emulsified flavorants in tobacco-derived lipids
SMU's method for machine learning and classifying data
Toyota's autonomous driving systems using aerial vehicles

toyota autonomous driving system patent granted

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 March. 3, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc (Dallas) 25
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 11
Toyota (Plano) 8
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 4
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Coppell) 4
Traxxas LP (McKinney) 3

Unassigned 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Hongyan Lei (Plano) 2
Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove) 2
Kent Poteet (Lucas) 2
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

111 days
Adapter for supporting an electronic device
Patent No. D0876930-S1
Assingee: Wild West Investments LLC (Dallas)
Inventor: Gavin Stener (Dallas)

3,868 days
System and method for storing and displaying returned goods information
Patent No. 10579957-B1
Assignee: Inmar Supply Chain Solutions LLC (Winston-Salem, NC, US)
Inventor: Sean McCarthy (Frisco)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Food product permeated with homogenized dispersion
Patent No. 10575542 

Inventor(s): Tracey Williams (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Conagra Foods RDM, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13941704 on 07/15/2013 (2423 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a food product and a method of creating the food product that satisfies the need for a homogenized dispersion that disperses throughout meat, wherein the particle size of macromolecular ingredients within the dispersion is reduced to form a more stable homogenized dispersion with increased ingredient functionality. This permeated meat offers added health benefits such as the substitution of the anti-oxidant rich olive oil for problematic animal fat. NULL


Emulsion/colloid mediated flavor encapsulation and delivery with tobacco-derived lipids
Patent No. 10575550 

Inventor(s): Tapashi Sengupta (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond, VA)
Law Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15678726 on 08/16/2017 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: Flavorants are emulsified in tobacco-derived lipids and encapsulated with biopolymers and polysaccharides. The emulsions include oil-in-water emulsions, oil-in-water-in-oil emulsions, water-in oil emulsions, or water-in-oil-in-water emulsions, and optionally include ethanol and/or propylene glycol in an oil phase.

[A24B] MANUFACTURE OR PREPARATION OF TOBACCO FOR SMOKING OR CHEWING; TOBACCO; SNUFF


Liquid extraction apparatus
Patent No. 10575698 

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO)
Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15631875 on 06/23/2017 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a first tank and a second tank. The body includes a first fluid coupling and a first air passage. The first tank includes a first vessel configured to accommodate a fluid and a second fluid coupling communicatively coupled with the first fluid coupling. The second tank includes a second vessel separated from the first vessel and a second air passage communicatively coupled with the first air passage. The apparatus also includes a tank base over the body. The tank base includes a first tank seat configured to accommodate the first tank and a second tank seat configured to accommodate the second tank. The tank base is configured to be separated from the body with at least one of the first tank in the first tank seat or the second tank in the second tank seat.

[A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08)


Flexible, hermetic electrical interconnect for electronic and optoelectronic devices for in vivo use
Patent No. 10575942 

Inventor(s): Mark A. Zielke (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112853 on 08/27/2018 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device can comprise a first electronic module; a second electronic module; and a hermetic electric interconnect to hermetically couple them. The hermetic electric interconnect can comprise a bottom metal layer; a bottom insulating layer, deposited on the bottom metal layer to insulate the bottom metal layer; an interconnect metal layer, deposited on the bottom insulating layer, and deposited to form a bottom sealing ring; and patterned to form electrical connections between contact pads, and to form a middle sealing ring; a patterned top insulating layer, deposited on the interconnect metal layer to insulate the interconnect metal layer; and patterned to form feedthrough holes; and a top metal layer, deposited on the top insulating layer to start forming contacts by filling the feedthrough holes; and patterned to complete forming contacts through the feedthrough holes, to form a separate barrier layer, and to complete forming the top sealing ring.

[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]


Tumor-selective combination therapy
Patent No. 10576096 

Inventor(s): Jinming Gao (Plano, TX), Lifen Cao (Dallas, TX), Xinpeng Ma (Dallas, TX), Xiumei Huang (Dallas, TX), Xiuquan Luo (Plano, TX), Zachary R. Moore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX), The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15834052 on 12/06/2017 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: The therapies described herein can be selectively lethal toward a variety of different cancer cell types and cancer conditions in a subject. The combination therapies described herein can be useful for the management, treatment, control, or adjunct treatment of diseases, where the selective legality is beneficial in chemotherapeutic therapy, particularly where the disease is accompanied by elevated levels of NQO1.

[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)


Stabilized hypohalous acid solutions
Patent No. 10576152 

Inventor(s): Gerald N. DiBello (West Chester, PA), Mark N. Sampson (Doylestown, PA), Svetlana Panicheva (Downingtown, PA), Vadim Panichev (Downingtown, PA)
Assignee(s): URGO US, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16018306 on 06/26/2018 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a stabilized hypohalous acid solution (or formulation thereof), which may be conveniently packaged for sale, or stored for later use on demand. The invention further provides methods of making the stabilized hypohalous acid solution, as well as methods of use for disinfecting mammalian tissue, including wounds and burns, disinfecting or cleansing surfaces, or treating and/or preserving food products and cut flowers, among other uses.

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)


Internal nebulizer seal and method of use
Patent No. 10576221 

Inventor(s): Joseph Dee Faram (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Caddo Medical Technologies LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422652 on 05/24/2019 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to an internal seal system. The internal seal may be incorporated into a pre-filled, small-volume nebulizer assembly with a T-connector. The small-volume nebulizer may be pre-filled with at least one unit-dose of medicine and hermetically sealed until use by an input port seal and the internal seal. The internal seal may operate as a valve when the assembly is changed into a second configuration.

[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]


Systems and methods for switched electrode stimulation for low power bioelectronics
Patent No. 10576284 

Inventor(s): Dane W Grasse (Richardson, TX), Robert L Rennaker, II (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590590 on 05/09/2017 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for stimulating tissue. Exemplary embodiments include systems and methods configured to maintain one electrode at a fixed voltage potential and switching a second electrode between different fixed voltage potentials.

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


Cat”s claw golf tool with tread cleaning
Patent No. 10576340 

Inventor(s): Clarence K. Cohens (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16055969 on 08/06/2018 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf tool for cleaning a cleat or spike may include a top surface, a pair of opposing side surfaces connected to the top surface, a bottom surface opposing the top surface, a front surface connecting to the top surface, the bottom surface and the side surfaces, and a back surface connecting to the top surface, the bottom surface and the side surfaces. The bottom surface may be connected to at least three cleaning fingers to simultaneously clean three cleats of a golf shoe. The front surface may be connected to a finger projection having a flexible cleaning cylinder.

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


Building piece comprising two rigid interlockable wings and a flexible belt therebetween
Patent No. 10576391 

Inventor(s): John Tong (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: United States Research and Patent Firm (Local + 40 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16270565 on 02/07/2019 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a building piece comprising a first wing, a second wing, and a flexible belt connecting said two wings. The first wing has a first front side and a first back side, and the second wing has a second front side and a second back side. At least two of the four sides each comprise a topographical profile or a landscape. In the present invention, the term ”landscape” can be used interchangeably with the term ”topographical profile”. The landscape on any one of the at least two sides can be reversibly interlocked, or is reversibly interlockable, to another one of the at least two sides.

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


 

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

Structured packing with enhanced fluid-flow interface
Patent No. 10576450 

Inventor(s): Casey F. Bowles (Coppell, TX), Phillip Bradley Fleming (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): GTC Technology US LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928375 on 03/22/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structured packing sheet includes a top interface region, a first turning region, a central region, a second turning region, and a bottom interface region. The central region includes a plurality of corrugations extending thereacross in a linear fashion and arranged generally parallel to each other. The plurality of corrugations are arranged at a first angle with respect to a vertical axis. The top interface region and the bottom interface region include the plurality of corrugations extending thereacross in a linear fashion. The plurality of corrugations are arranged at a second angle with respect to the vertical axis. The second angle is smaller than the first angle. The first turning region and the second turning region include the plurality of corrugations extending thereacross. The plurality of corrugations have a plurality of breaks in the first turning region and the second turning region.

[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]


Portable EPS panel rasping platform
Patent No. 10576599 

Inventor(s): Edward Keith Giddens (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Baker Drywall IP Ltd. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15702437 on 09/12/2017 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable rasping platform for rasping a top surface of a wall panel includes a plurality of adjustable leveling supports, a pair of support rails, and a drum rasp assembly. The drum rasp assembly includes a drum rasp, a motor coupled to the drum rasp and configured to rotate the drum rasp at a suitable speed, and a truss frame supporting the drum rasp and configured to roll along the pair of support rails. The pair of support rails are configured to be positioned on the plurality of adjustable leveling supports arranged in parallel a certain space apart, and the plurality of adjustable leveling supports are configured to support the wall panel. The drum rasp is configured to pass over and treat the top surface of the wall panel as the drum rasp assembly is displaced along the pair of support rails.

[B24B] MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING (by electro-erosion B23H; abrasive or related blasting B24C; electrolytic etching or polishing C25F 3/00); DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS [2]


Bond fixture for root end laminate or rotor blade
Patent No. 10576699 

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: 15232265 on 08/09/2016 (1302 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bond assembly includes a fixture having a first section movably coupled to a second section. The first section and the second section are disposed opposite one another. A bladder assembly is mounted to at least one of the first section and the second section. The bladder assembly is configured to apply controlled, localized pressure and heat to a component receivable between the first section and the second section.

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


Ophthalmic lens customization system and method
Patent No. 10576704 

Inventor(s): Ruth Sahler (Irvine, CA), Steven Edward Smathers (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PERFECT IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898100 on 02/15/2018 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system/method allowing personalized ex vivo customization of a generic ophthalmic lens blank (OLB) or ophthalmic lens with known diopter (OKD) based on localized field-measured patient characteristics is disclosed. The OLB is composed of a clear material that contains an ultraviolet (UV) absorbing compound. The refractive index of a portion of the clear material may be customized by spatial modification (CSM) of its refractive index via the use of pulsed laser radiation (PLR). The customization of clear material (i) creates a lens which cannot be created otherwise, or (ii) eliminates the need for remote laboratory fabrication of a customized intraocular lens (IOL) for the patient. The OLB is retained within a secured lens container (SLC) providing for precise physical orientation of the OLB haptics and OLB lens structure with respect to the application of PLR to the OLB. The SLC contains a lens filler material (LFM) covering the OLB and is hermetically sealed after the OLB has been positioned within the SLC interior and prior to sterilization of the SLC+OLB combination.

[B29D] PRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE (making granules B29B 9/00; making preforms B29B 11/00) [4]


Automatic window tinting systems and methods for a vehicle
Patent No. 10576809 

Inventor(s): Charan S. Lota (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: 15426429 on 02/07/2017 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic window tinting system for a vehicle includes a selectively transparent window, a controller including a processing unit and a non-transitory computer readable memory, a temperature sensor, an occupant sensor, a proximity sensor, and a computer readable and executable instruction set. The computer readable and executable instruction set causes the processing unit to receive an occupant sensor signal, a temperature signal and a proximity sensor signal, maintain the selectively transparent window in a first light transmissivity state when the occupant sensor signal is indicative of a presence of an unattended occupant, transition the selectively transparent window to a second light transmissivity state when the temperature signal is indicative of a temperature inside the vehicle that is greater than a threshold value, and transition the selectively transparent window to a third light transmissivity state when the proximity sensor signal is indicative of the presence of a passerby.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Self-retaining door edge guard
Patent No. 10576910 

Inventor(s): Loren S. Adell (Sunnyvale, TX), Marvin M. Adell (Sunnyvale, TX), Michael L. Adell (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ADELL GROUP, INC. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591137 on 05/10/2017 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door edge guard has a transverse cross section in which a corner edge of a laminated strip from which the door edge guard is formed applies retention force against an inside-facing surface of a door edge.

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


System and method for reconfiguring an autorack
Patent No. 10576998 

Inventor(s): David W. Higginbotham (Cartersville, GA), Kyle R. Coston (Forney, TX), Robert J. DeGroot (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Trinity Rail Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16166792 on 10/22/2018 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises removing a first deck of a plurality of decks and a second deck of the plurality of decks from an autorack. The method further comprises removing one or more of a plurality of posts of the autorack and coupling a cross-brace assembly to one or more of the plurality of posts, wherein the cross-brace assembly is coupled to the one or more of the plurality of posts at a location above an existing brace bay of the autorack. The method also comprises coupling the second deck of the plurality of decks to the autorack at a location above or below the cross-brace assembly.

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


Flow restricting deflector
Patent No. 10577026 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15970685 on 05/03/2018 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: Drag reducing systems for vehicles are provided. In one aspect, a drag reducing system generally includes a flow restricting deflector couplable to a mount and positioned upstream in a path of airflow to an object. The flow restricting deflector generally includes a body portion and a plurality of flow choking orifices configured to provide a choked airflow condition. In another aspect, the drag reducing system is configured for positioning adjacent a wheel and tire combination of a vehicle upstream in a path of airflow to the wheel and tire combination. The flow restricting deflector may be coupled to and extending downward from a splash shield adjacent the wheel and tire combination.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Active seal for dynamic vehicle interface
Patent No. 10577032 

Inventor(s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15602177 on 05/23/2017 (1015 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic gap at a vehicle interface can be actively managed using an interface seal. The interface can be defined between a first vehicle component and a second vehicle component. A gap can be defined between the first vehicle component and the second vehicle component. The gap can have an associated width. The width of the gap can vary during vehicle operation. An interface seal can be provided at least partially within the first vehicle component. The interface seal can be movable between a stowed position and a deployed position. In the stowed position, the interface seal can be located substantially entirely within the first vehicle component. In the deployed position, the interface seal can extend at least partially out of the first vehicle component in a direction toward the second vehicle component. As a result, the width of the gap can be reduced.

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


REM-AM (rare earth magnet-all mountain) pedal assembly
Patent No. 10577047 

Inventor(s): Craig Payne (Crowley, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15592986 on 05/11/2017 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnetic mountain bike pedal assembly provides for at least one pedal having a center member, the center member having at least one magnet in its center portion, a plate adapted to be removedly attached to a shoe wherein the plate contains at least one magnet, wherein when the plate and the center member are aligned a disconnectable magnetic connection is formed. In some embodiments, either the first magnetic element or the second magnetic element, or both may be Neodymium, and in some embodiments they may be axially-magnetized Neodymium. In some embodiments the present invention may also provide a shoe attached to the plate, the shoe having at least one ferrous metal cleat.

[B62M] RIDER PROPULSION OF WHEELED VEHICLES OR SLEDGES; POWERED PROPULSION OF SLEDGES OR CYCLES; TRANSMISSIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SUCH VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of transmissions in vehicles in general B60K; transmission elements per se F16)


Dual blade fold bolts and inboard centrifugal bearing in a folding rotor blade assembly
Patent No. 10577079 

Inventor(s): Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Thomas Cravener (Watauga, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845928 on 12/18/2017 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A folding rotor blade assembly for a tiltrotor aircraft comprising a rotor blade pivotally connected to a yoke with dual concentric blade bolts having a common central axis providing a pivotal axis inboard of an outboard shear bearing. In use, the compact folded arrangement of the rotor blades reduces folded aircraft dimensions in response to ever increasing restricted storage space parameters.

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


Aerodynamic lift enhancing system for a flying automotive vehicle
Patent No. 10577085 

Inventor(s): Taewoo Nam (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15449951 on 03/04/2017 (1095 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aerodynamic lift enhancing system for increasing aerodynamic lift generated by a body of an automotive flying vehicle is disclosed. The automotive flying vehicle includes a vehicle body enclosing a passenger compartment and having an upper surface at least partially defined by a hood, a roof extending over the passenger compartment, and a front windshield disposed between the hood and roof. The front windshield includes a leading edge positioned proximate a trailing edge of the hood and a trailing edge positioned adjacent the roof. The automotive flying vehicle includes wings extending laterally outward from the vehicle body. The aerodynamic lift enhancing system includes an air discharge nozzle located upstream from the leading edge of the front windshield, the air discharge nozzle operable to discharge a stream of air over the upper surface of the vehicle.

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


Proprotor flapping control systems for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10577096 

Inventor(s): Brad John Roberts (Fort Worth, TX), Paul David Ruckel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15654926 on 07/20/2017 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flapping control system for a proprotor assembly of a tiltrotor aircraft includes one or more sensors operable to detect one or more flight parameters of the tiltrotor aircraft to form sensor data. The sensors include a proprotor flapping sensor to detect a proprotor flapping measurement. The flapping control system includes a flapping control module in data communication with the sensors. The flapping control module includes a maneuver detection module to detect whether the tiltrotor aircraft is in a maneuver mode using the sensor data. The flapping control module identifies a maneuver flapping threshold associated with the maneuver mode. The flapping control module generates a swashplate command using the proprotor flapping measurement and the maneuver flapping threshold, and sends the swashplate command to the proprotor assembly to reduce flapping of the proprotor assembly.

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


Automated vehicle loading
Patent No. 10577201 

Inventor(s): Luke Reynolds (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): WALMART APOLLO, LLC (Bentonville, AR)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183490 on 11/07/2018 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for moving merchandize from a warehouse to a vehicle is described herein. The system includes a movable conveyor belt system configured to move on a plurality of rollers in a two degrees of freedom, and one or more lift systems attached to the movable conveyor belt system. The system also includes one or more configurable panels mounted to the movable conveyor belt system via the one or more lift systems, the one or more configurable panels being configured to hold merchandize to be lifted by the one or more lift systems.

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


 

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

Tailorable polyorbital-hybrid ceramics
Patent No. 10577249 

Inventor(s): David Glen Findley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15594198 on 05/12/2017 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes producing a mixed feedstock of at least three halogenated monomer feedstocks. A first of the at least three halogenated monomer feedstocks includes an SP3 carbon, a second of the at least three halogenated monomer feedstocks includes an SP2 carbon, and a third of the at least three halogenated monomer feedstocks includes at least two SP1 carbons. The method further includes producing a polyorbital-hybrid pre-ceramic polymer comprising the SP1 carbons, the SP2 carbon, and the SP3 carbon. The polyorbital-hybrid pre-ceramic polymer is produced by reducing the mixed feedstock such that one or more halogen atoms are removed from the mixed feedstock. The method also includes fabricating the polyorbital-hybrid pre-ceramic polymer into a greenware form and producing a polyorbital-hybrid ceramic carbon comprising the SP1 carbons, the SP2 carbon, and the SP3 carbon. The polyorbital-hybrid ceramic carbon is produced by thermolyzing the polyorbital pre-ceramic polymer.

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


Therapeutics targeting truncated adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) proteins
Patent No. 10577344 

Inventor(s): Jef DeBrabander (Flower Mound, TX), Jerry W. Shay (Dallas, TX), Wentian Wang (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823150 on 11/27/2017 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: The described invention provides small molecule anti-cancer compounds that selectively target and inhibit measurable biological activity of truncated APC proteins, an immortalized Human Colonic Epithelial Cell (HCEC) model, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one of the small molecule anti-cancer compounds and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

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


System, composition and method of application of same for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force during installation of wire or cable
Patent No. 10580551 

Inventor(s): Jason Drew Gillen (Anna, TX), Melvin Glenn Debord (Van Alstyne, TX), Ronald A. Raedeke (Marine on St. Croix, MN), Sheri H. Dahlke (West Lakeland, MN), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364122 on 03/25/2019 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition and method for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force of a wire or cable are provided. A composition of aqueous emulsion is provided that is environmentally friendly, halogen free and solvent free. The composition is compatible with various types of insulating materials and may be applied after the wire or cable is cooled and also by spraying or submerging the wire or cable in a bath. The composition contains lubricating agents that provide lower coefficient of friction for wire or cable installation and continuous wire or cable surface lubrication thereafter.

[C10M] LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS (well drilling compositions C09K 8/02); USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES EITHER ALONE OR AS LUBRICATING INGREDIENTS IN A LUBRICATING COMPOSITION (mould release, i.e. separating, agents for metals B22C 3/00, for plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 33/56, for glass C03B 40/02; textile lubricating compositions D06M 11/00, D06M 13/00, D06M 15/00; immersion oils for microscopy G02B 21/33) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Polymers and emulsions for use in oil and/or gas wells
Patent No. 10577531 

Inventor(s): Arun Kharghoria (Plano, TX), Deepankar Biswas (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Flotek Chemistry, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14857097 on 09/17/2015 (1629 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions comprising an emulsion or a microemulsion and a polymer for use in an oil and/or gas well are provided. In some embodiments, the emulsion or the microemulsion comprises water, a solvent, and a surfactant, and optionally, one or more additives. In certain embodiments, the polymer comprises a copolymer comprising an acrylamide.

[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]


Soil reinforcing elements for mechanically stabilized earth structures
Patent No. 10577772 

Inventor(s): Thomas P. Taylor (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BIG R MANUFACTURING, LLC (Greeley, CO)
Law Firm: Nolte Intellectual Property Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275154 on 02/13/2019 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: A soil reinforcing element for use in a mechanically stabilized earth structure. The soil reinforcing element may include a longitudinal wire including a helical portion and a connection element disposed at a first end of the longitudinal wire and configured to couple to a facing of the mechanically stabilized earth structure. The helical portion included in the longitudinal wire may introduce extensibility to the longitudinal wire under loading conditions.

[E02D] FOUNDATIONS; EXCAVATIONS; EMBANKMENTS (specially adapted for hydraulic engineering E02B); UNDERGROUND OR UNDERWATER STRUCTURES [6]


External hair strainer
Patent No. 10577785 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973263 on 05/07/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an external hair strainer. The external hair strainer can have a number of components. For example, the external hair strainer can include a rim positioned on a first plane. The external hair strainer can also include a button positioned on a second plane parallel to the first plane. In some instances, the external hair strainer can include a suction cup protruding from the button in the direction of the rim. Moreover, the external hair strainer can have a plurality of spokes connecting an inner diameter of the rim to an outer diameter of the button, each of the plurality of spokes comprising a bend.

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


Insulated roof diaphragms and methods
Patent No. 10577799 

Inventor(s): Laurie Hill (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG (Baar, , CH)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15999544 on 08/20/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roof system and related methods for installing the roof system. The roof system includes a roof diaphragm including a nail board and an insulating panel connected to the nail board, wherein the insulating panel is adapted to be positioned between the nail board and a roof frame so that the insulating panel engages the roof frame. In several exemplary embodiments, the nail board comprises one or both of: oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood. In several exemplary embodiments, the insulating panel comprises one or both of: a closed-cell rigid polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core and a polystyrene foam core. In several exemplary embodiments, the roof system further includes a plurality of nail board fasteners connecting the roof diaphragm to the roof frame, the nail board fasteners each extending through the nail board, through the insulating panel, and into the roof frame to a depth.

[E04C] STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S)


Methods, systems, and products for detection of environmental conditions
Patent No. 10577850 

Inventor(s): Mehmet Ozkan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965862 on 04/28/2018 (675 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and products monitor environmental conditions in an enclosed environment, such as a garage or storage shed. If a dangerous environmental condition is determined, such as elevated carbon monoxide, an entry door may be opened. If further remedial measures are required, ignition of an internal combustion engine may be prohibited.

[E05F] DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION; CHECKS FOR WINGS; WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING


Shape memory alloy rope socket for a downhole tool
Patent No. 10577873 

Inventor(s): Dominick Joseph Bellotte (Flower Mound, TX), Sean Gregory Thomas (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15543398 on 02/13/2015 (1845 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a shape memory alloy rope socket for a downhole tool is disclosed. The rope socket includes a coupler formed of a shape memory alloy. The rope socket further includes a housing surrounding the coupler. The housing including a pathway and a connector for attaching a downhole tool is attached. The rope socket further includes a line passing through the pathway and the coupler such that the coupler is in contact with the line along a length of the coupler when the coupler is in a reduced diameter state.

[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]


Constructed annular safety valve element package
Patent No. 10577889 

Inventor(s): Jeremy Buc Slay (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287637 on 02/27/2019 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: An annular safety valve sealing package comprises an annular safety valve comprising a tubular housing; a first annular sealing element comprising a first elastomeric material and disposed about the tubular housing of the annular safety valve; a second annular sealing element comprising a second elastomeric material and disposed about the tubular housing of the annular safety valve adjacent the first annular sealing element; and a third annular sealing element comprising a third elastomeric material and disposed about the tubular housing of the annular safety valve adjacent the second annular sealing element and on an opposite side of the second annular sealing element from the first annular sealing element. At least two of the first elastomeric material, the second elastomeric material, or the third elastomeric material have different compositions.

[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 plug with a rotary actuated variable choke
Patent No. 10577901 

Inventor(s): Dominick J. Bellotte (Flower Mound, TX), Richard Mineo (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15538130 on 01/16/2015 (1873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for controlling fluid flow through a wellbore by introducing a plug with a variable choke into the wellbore, setting the plug in the wellbore, and mechanically adjusting the variable choke in the wellbore, thereby controlling a flow rate of a fluid through the plug. A plug that can control fluid flow through a flow passage in a wellbore, where the plug can include a body, an annular seal element that prevents fluid flow through an annulus between the plug and the wellbore, and a variable choke, where a closure member of the choke is mechanically rotated downhole to adjust a fluid flow rate through the choke. A method that can include producing fluids from two zones and using a plug to control a ratio of the fluids in a produced mixture.

[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

 

Aircraft gaseous cooling system
Patent No. 10578207 

Inventor(s): Brian S. Modrzejewski (Keller, TX), Monte McGlaun (Abilene, TX), Travis Jurell (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14340340 on 07/24/2014 (2049 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect of a cooling system includes a gas source connected to a component to be cooled. The gas source continuously supplies compressed gas to the component in response to an input. The cooling system also includes a controller connected to the gas source, the controller to provide the input to the gas source to continuously supply the compressed gas to the component.

[F16H] GEARING


Method of avoiding gear tooth interference in a planetary gear system
Patent No. 10578208 

Inventor(s): Ron Woods (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15656420 on 07/21/2017 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of avoiding gear tooth interference in a planetary gear system includes designing and building a planetary gear system having a selected base pitch and tooth length for planet gears, breaking a rim of one of the planet gears, and verifying whether tooth tip interference occurs during operation of the planetary gear system.

[F16H] GEARING


Pipe hanger system
Patent No. 10578232 

Inventor(s): Andrew N. Kerlin (Minden, NV)
Assignee(s): LSP Products Group, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16119341 on 08/31/2018 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a pipe hanger system. In one embodiment, among others, the pipe hanger system comprises a socket, a support rod, and a strap. A first end of the support rod [b]106[/b] can be positioned in an inner cavity of the socket. The first end of the support rod [b]106[/b] can comprise a ball. A second end of the support rod can be attached to a support structure. The strap can be used to secure a pipe to the pipe hanger system.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Method and apparatus for optimizing latent capacity of a variable speed compressor system
Patent No. 10578332 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406458 on 05/08/2019 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system includes an evaporator coil and a metering device fluidly coupled to the evaporator coil. The HVAC system also includes a variable-speed circulation fan and a condenser coil fluidly coupled to the metering device. The HVAC system also includes a variable-speed compressor fluidly coupled to the condenser coil and the evaporator coil and a controller operatively coupled to the variable-speed compressor and the variable-speed circulation fan. The controller is configured to measure a speed of the variable-speed compressor, calculate a normal cooling Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM), measure a speed of the variable-speed circulation fan, and determine if the speed of the variable-speed circulation fan exceeds the normal cooling CFM. If the speed of the variable-speed circulation fan exceeds the normal cooling CFM, the HVAC controller adjusts a speed of at least one of the variable-speed compressor and the variable-speed circulation fan.

[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)


Autonomous seal monitoring for a refrigeration unit
Patent No. 10578353 

Inventor(s): Bjoern Oliver Eversmann (Palzing, , DE), Michael Seidl (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15809692 on 11/10/2017 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a temperature sensor, a pressure sensor, a communication interface, and a hardware controller. The hardware controller may detect a door open and close event for a refrigeration unit and receives temperature readings from the temperature sensor and pressure readings from the pressure sensor. The hardware controller determines whether a performance level of the seal has fallen below a threshold level based on the temperature and pressure readings and transmits a signal through the communication interface responsive to a determination that the performance level of the seal has fallen below the threshold level.

[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)


Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert
Patent No. 10578409 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111673 on 08/24/2018 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.02 to 0.08; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Motor lock overheat mitigation control for autonomous vehicles
Patent No. 10576839 

Inventor(s): Benjamin M. Geller (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052529 on 08/01/2018 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for reducing motor drive loss in a vehicle. The system includes a motor designed to convert electrical energy into torque. The system also includes a sensor designed to detect motor data corresponding to at least one of a motor torque or a motor speed of the motor. The system also includes a memory designed to store testing data including optimized current commands for multiple combinations of motor torques that were determined during testing of the motor or a similar motor. The system also includes a speed or torque controller coupled to the motor, the sensor, and the memory and designed to receive a speed or torque command and to determine a current command signal usable to control the motor based on the speed or torque command, the testing data, the detected motor data, and an artificial intelligence algorithm.

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


Spring seat vibration damper apparatus for use with pressure regulators
Patent No. 10578186 

Inventor(s): Ernesto Vasquez (Dallas, TX), Justin Wade Hart (Melissa, TX), Tony Alan Durant (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15339444 on 10/31/2016 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: Spring seat vibration damper apparatus for use with fluid pressure regulators are disclosed. A disclosed apparatus includes a first spring seat of a fluid pressure regulator defining a first protrusion and a second spring seat of the fluid pressure regulator defining a second protrusion. The second protrusion is configured to receive at least a portion of the first protrusion. The first spring seat moves relative to the second spring seat to provide a damping effect between the protrusions.

[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)


Waypoint navigator
Patent No. 10578449 

Inventor(s): Charles Edgar Bess (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15305199 on 06/02/2014 (2101 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example waypoint navigator method includes identifying a local waypoint using image recognition on an image of the local waypoint displayed on a mobile device. The example method also includes overlaying on the image of the local waypoint, a visual direction to the remote waypoint based on identifying the local waypoint, the visual direction based on context. The example method also includes updating the visual direction based on changes in the context.

[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)


Apparatus and methods for processing sensed current
Patent No. 10578654 

Inventor(s): Michael James Munroe (Auburn, NH), Siyuan Zhou (Bedford, NH), Stephen Isaac Brink (Manchester, NH)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15858564 on 12/29/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for averaging a sensed current includes a sampling circuit that samples at least two sampling points of each cycle of a front-end alternating current (AC) sensed signal. The two sampling points is substantially symmetrical with respect to a midpoint of each respective cycle of the front-end AC sensed signal. The device also includes a timing circuit that controls a timing of the sampling circuit to sample the front-end AC sensed signal on the at least two sampling points based on a timing signal generated by the timing circuit. The device further includes an averaging circuit that averages the two sampling points for a given cycle of the front-end AC sensed signal to produce an average sensed current.

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


Low-energy actuator (LEA) diode detection
Patent No. 10578666 

Inventor(s): Sri Navaneethakrishnan Easwaran (Plano, TX), Sunil Kashyap Venugopal (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15213140 on 07/18/2016 (1324 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit comprises a CLVS, a LEA coupled to the CLVS, and a peak detector coupled to the CLVS and the LEA, wherein the peak detector is a switch-based peak detector. A method comprises closing a first switch for a period of time to provide a current to an actuator, opening the first switch after the period, measuring, after the opening, a voltage associated with the actuator, and determining, based on the measuring and using an ADC, whether a diode is present in the actuator and coupled with a correct polarity, is missing, or is present in the actuator and coupled with an incorrect polarity.

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


Autonomous data machines and systems
Patent No. 10579060 

Inventor(s): Stacy Dean Stephens (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Knightscope, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15875987 on 01/19/2018 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: Autonomous data machines and systems may be provided, which may be deployed in an environment. The machines may roam within the environment and collect data with aid of one or more sensors. The data may be sent to a control center, which may optionally receive information from additional data sources, such as other on-site sensors, existing static data, or real-time social data. The control center may send instructions to the machines to perform one or more reaction based on the received information. The autonomous data machines may be capable of reacting autonomously to one or more detected condition. In some instances, the autonomous data machines may be employed for security or surveillance.

[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)


Autonomous driving systems using aerial vehicles
Patent No. 10579069 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (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: 15728217 on 10/09/2017 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autonomous driving system includes an aerial vehicle and an autonomous vehicle. The aerial vehicle includes an imaging device configured to obtain map data, an optical-to-electrical transducer configured to convert optical power to electrical power for operating the aerial vehicle, one or more processors, one or more memory modules, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules of the aerial vehicle that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the aerial vehicle to output the map data. The autonomous vehicle includes an optical power generator configured to transmit an optical power beam to the optical-to-electrical transducer of the aerial vehicle. The autonomous vehicle receives the map data output by the imaging device from the aerial vehicle.

[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)


Temperature dependent current limit control for fast-charging and safe operating area (SOA) protection
Patent No. 10579082 

Inventor(s): Aalok Dyuti Saha (Cooch Behar, , IN), Bhaskar Ramachandran (Coimbatore, , IN), Dattatreya Baragur Suryanarayana (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208159 on 12/03/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a power transistor to conduct a load current from a supply voltage node to an output node and a current sense circuit coupled to the power transistor. The current sense circuit generates a current sense current proportional to the load current. A temperature sense circuit is included to generate a temperature sense voltage proportional to the temperature of the power FET. A thermal limit circuit is coupled to the temperature sense circuit. A current limit circuit is coupled to the current sense circuit and to the thermal limit circuit. The current limit circuit generates a control signal on a current limit circuit output node. The control signal is responsive to the current sense current and to a first current from the thermal limit circuit. The current limit circuit output node is coupled to a control input of the power transistor.

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


System and method for reliably persisting storage writes at high speed
Patent No. 10579310 

Inventor(s): Cameron Bahar (Los Altos, CA), Huawei Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Jinshui Liu (Frisco, TX), Mark Allan Kampe (Los Angeles, CA), Wesley Shao (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15855212 on 12/27/2017 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a device adapted to store information with high reliability includes determining a storage address for a data payload portion of a write request in accordance with a configuration of a communications interface coupled to the device, where the data payload is to be stored in mirroring groups of cache storage partitions of a plurality of cache storage modules. The method also includes generating a payload read request in accordance with the storage address, and prompting the communications interface to initiate the storing of the data payload, in parallel, in the mirroring groups in accordance with the payload read request.

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


Multi-level system for label creation and printing
Patent No. 10579315 

Inventor(s): Matthew Bruce Platts (Crowley, TX)
Assignee(s): Ecolab USA Inc. (Saint Paul, MN)
Law Firm: Fredrikson Byron, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15149945 on 05/09/2016 (1394 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for printing certain information on labels using a smart device. Product-related information, expiration information, and batch information is stored on a server and provided to a smart device. One of the products or batches is selected using the smart device. Labels incorporating certain product-related information are generated and sent to a printer.

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


Delay fault testing of pseudo static controls
Patent No. 10579454 

Inventor(s): Aravinda Acharya (Bangalore, , IN), Prakash Narayanan (Bangalore, , IN), Wilson Pradeep (Karanataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630516 on 06/22/2017 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a dynamic core data register (DCDR) cell that includes a data register, a shift register and an output circuit to route the output state of the data register or the shift register to an output of the DCDR in response to an output control input. A clock gate having a gate control input controls clocking of the shift register in response to a first scan enable signal. An output control gate controls the output control input of the output circuit and controls which outputs from the data register or the shift register are transferred to the output of the output circuit in response to a second scan enable signal. The first scan enable signal and the second scan enable signal to enable a state transition of the shift register at the output of the DCDR.

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


Data logger
Patent No. 10579458 

Inventor(s): Insoo Yoon (San Jose, CA), Jae-In Ko (Seongnam, , KR), Jung Oh Kweon (Incheon-si, , KR), Sun Mi Hwang (Seoul, , KR)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15173127 on 06/03/2016 (1369 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a connector configured to be coupled to a storage device. The device also includes a controller coupled to the connector and powered via the connector. The controller is configured to receive log data from the storage device while powered via the connector. The controller is also configured to transmit the log data via a wireless interface to a remote device.

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


Flexible testing environment using a cloud infrastructurecloud technology
Patent No. 10579511 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591279 on 05/10/2017 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flexible testing environment may include requesting an allocation of resources and testing characteristics of a project, verifying the testing characteristics, registering the project for testing, determining whether resources can be allocated for testing based on the testing characteristics and available resources, and allocating resources based on the testing characteristics and available resources. During testing of the project, the system may receive changes to the testing characteristics of the project, thereby causing adjustments to the allocated resources based on the updated testing characteristics. In certain embodiments, testing characteristics may closely approximate the resources employed by the project in a live production environment.

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


Interleaved access of memory
Patent No. 10579519 

Inventor(s): Gary Gostin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15746618 on 07/30/2015 (1678 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, each processor of a plurality of processors applies an interleave transform to perform interleaved access of a plurality of memory banks, where for any given memory address in use by the plurality of processors, applying any of the interleave transforms results in selection of a same memory bank of the plurality of memory banks and a same address within the same memory bank.

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


Transaction-based hybrid memory
Patent No. 10579560 

Inventor(s): Feng Yang (Portland, OR), Xiaobing Lee (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252594 on 08/31/2016 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transaction-based hybrid memory device includes a host memory controller to control operation of the device. A hybrid memory controller is coupled to the host memory controller over a memory bus. The hybrid memory controller includes non-volatile memory control logic to control operation of non-volatile memory devices and cache control logic to accelerate cache operations, a direct memory access (DMA) engine to control volatile cache memory and to transfer data between non-volatile memory, and cache memory to off load host cache managements and transactions. A host interface couples the host memory controller to the memory bus.

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


Priming-based search and discovery of content
Patent No. 10579631 

Inventor(s): Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15798565 on 10/31/2017 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a priming-based search and discovery service for contents uses a weighted graph that stores metadata pertaining to the contents, activation values, threshold values, and a distance parameter that limits the search space relative to primed nodes of the weighted graph that are relevant to search terms.

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


System and method for machine learning and classifying data
Patent No. 10579661 

Inventor(s): Jake Drew (Canton, TX), Michael Hahsler (Dallas, TX), Tyler Moore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14283031 on 05/20/2014 (2114 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates in general to the field of parallel data processing, and more particularly to machine learning and classification of extremely large volumes of unstructured gene sequence data using Collaborative Analytics Gene Sequence Classification Learning Systems and Methods.

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


Sound sensors in security systems
Patent No. 10579673 

Inventor(s): Steven Belz (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427590 on 05/31/2019 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: Directional sound location is used to determine security events of a security system. A sound sensor reports a vector direction to a sound source of an acoustic signal. If the vector direction is historically observed at similar times, then perhaps the sound source is not considered a security event. However, if the vector direction is unknown or unfamiliar, the security system may infer the security event and notify emergency services.

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


Computer architecture for emulating n-dimensional workspaces in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10579704 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16405356 on 05/07/2019 (301 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a node in a correlithm object processing system that includes a node engine. The node engine is configured to receive an input correlithm object and to determine distances between the input correlithm object and source correlithm objects in a node table. A correlithm object is a point in an n-dimensional space represented by a binary string. The node engine is configured to identify a source correlithm object from the node table with the shortest distance, to fetch a target correlithm object from the node table linked with the identified source correlithm object, and to output the identified target correlithm object.

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


Lean parsing: a natural language processing system and method for parsing domain-specific languages
Patent No. 10579721 

Inventor(s): Karpaga Ganesh Patchirajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Paradice and Li LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713161 on 09/22/2017 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system parses natural language in a unique way, determining important words pertaining to a text corpus of a particular genre, such as tax preparation. Sentences extracted from instructions or forms pertaining to tax preparation, for example are parsed to determine word groups forming various parts of speech, and then are processed to exclude words on an exclusion list and word groups that don”t meet predetermined criteria. From the resulting data, synonyms are replaced with a common functional operator and the resulting sentence text is analyzed against predetermined patterns to determine one or more functions to be used in a document preparation system.

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


Managing plan problems across planning cycles
Patent No. 10579778 

Inventor(s): Adeel Najmi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979038 on 05/14/2018 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for managing plan problems across planning cycles includes accessing a first plan generated in a first planning session of a first planning cycle, identifying one or more first plan problems reflected in the first plan, and storing and persisting plan problem data associated with the one or more first plan problems for access in one or more successive planning cycles. The method includes accessing a second plan generated in a second planning session of a second planning cycle subsequent to the first planning cycle, identifying one or more second plan problems reflected in the second plan, and comparing the one or more first plan problems identified for the first planning cycle with the one or more second plan problems identified for the second planning cycle. The method includes determining whether the second plan problem corresponds to any first plan problem identified for the first planning cycle.

[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]


Extracting malicious instructions on a virtual machine
Patent No. 10579792 

Inventor(s): Chase Cooper Cunningham (Frisco, TX), Jeffery Ray Schilling (Murphy, TX), Srujan Das Kotikela (Dallas, TX), Tawfiq Mohan Shah (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Armor Defense Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169248 on 05/31/2016 (1372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system including a hypervisor and a guest virtual machine. The hypervisor is configured to communicate a measurement request that identifies virtual machine operating characteristics metadata, to receive packets comprising virtual machine operating characteristics, and to communicate packets comprising virtual machine operating characteristics to a virtual vault machine for processing. The guest virtual includes one or more virtual machine measurement points and a hypervisor control point. The hypervisor control point is configured to receive the measurement request, to determine one or more of the one or more virtual machine measurement points to collect the virtual machine operating characteristics metadata, and to receive virtual machine operating characteristics metadata from the determined one or more virtual machine measurement points. The hypervisor control points is further configured to generate a packet that comprises at least a portion of the virtual machine operating characteristics metadata and to communicate the packet to the hypervisor.

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


System and method for management of application vulnerabilities
Patent No. 10579803 

Inventor(s): Georg Mueller (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816466 on 11/17/2017 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented system and method for management of software application issues such as software application vulnerabilities or software quality. The method may comprise the steps of receiving software vulnerability data from a plurality of vulnerability scanning systems; automatically generating a unique vulnerability ID for a vulnerability using a plurality attributes of the vulnerability; comparing a current load of vulnerability data with a previous load of vulnerability data and generating a table of deltas; grouping vulnerabilities into a group that can be managed and remediated on a group basis as a unit of work rather than individually; and automatically generating entries in the developer task tracking system for each vulnerability group or individual vulnerabilities for resolution.

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


Systems and methods for preservation of qubits
Patent No. 10579936 

Inventor(s): Duncan L. MacFarlane (Dallas, TX), Mitchell A Thornton (Dallas, TX), Timothy P. LaFave, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BRA-KET SCIENCE, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965286 on 04/27/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of quantum ring oscillator-based coherence preservation circuits including a cascaded set of stages are described. Embodiments of such quantum ring oscillator-based coherence preservation circuits allow the internal (superpositioned) quantum state information of stored qubits to be preserved over long periods of time and present options for the measurement and potential correction of both deterministic and non-deterministic errors without disturbing the quantum information stored in the structure itself.

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


System and method for storing and displaying returned goods information
Patent No. 10579957 

Inventor(s): Sean McCarthy (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): INMAR SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS, LLC (Winston-Salem, NC)
Law Firm: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12533589 on 07/31/2009 (3868 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, a method, and computer readable medium for storing and displaying user-selected returned goods information for a retailer having a plurality of stores and a plurality of vendors. The system, method and computer readable medium includes a computer database of returned goods information for a retailer having a plurality of stores and a plurality of vendors. A user interface receives at least one condition for displaying user-selected returned goods information for one or more of the plurality of stores or one or more of the plurality of vendors. The system, method and computer readable medium determines whether the condition for displaying the returned goods information is satisfied for each of the plurality of stores and each of the plurality of vendors. The system, method and computer readable medium displays returned goods information for which the condition is met for each of the plurality of stores and each of the plurality of vendors.

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


Cross border image exchange
Patent No. 10579972 

Inventor(s): Clarence Edward Lee, II (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14274187 on 05/09/2014 (2125 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, one or more processors receive a financial instrument via an interface. The financial instrument indicates attributes of a financial transaction. The processors determine, based on one or more of the attributes, whether the financial transaction involves a cross border exchange. If the financial transaction involves a cross border exchange, the processors flag the financial instrument accordingly, perform a currency conversion, and communicate an electronic image associated with the financial instrument to computing resources configured to complete the financial transaction electronically without having to transport a paper copy of the financial instrument between financial institutions.

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


Systems and methods for exporting auto finance information
Patent No. 10580071 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Whalen (Little Elm, TX), Katherine Forrester (Dallas, TX), Kurt Johnson (Dallas, TX), Maninder Suri (Plano, TX), Nicholas Dolle (McKinney, TX), Ruhaab Markas (Dallas, TX), Xiaoxiang Zhang (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15861829 on 01/04/2018 (789 days app to issue)

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

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


Camera-level image processing
Patent No. 10580149 

Inventor(s): Christopher Hong-Wen Tserng (Plano, TX), Guhan Lakshminarayanan (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Pierce Atwood LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15633004 on 06/26/2017 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for performing image processing at a camera-level. For example, a camera service may run on top of a camera hardware abstraction layer (HAL) and may be configured to perform image processing such as applying a blurring algorithm, applying a color filter and/or other video effects. An application may pass metadata to the camera service via an application programming interface (API) and the camera service may use the metadata to determine parameters for the image processing. The camera service may apply the blurring algorithm for a first period of time before transitioning to unblurred image data over a second period of time.

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


Privacy-aware signal monitoring systems and methods
Patent No. 10580225 

Inventor(s): James P. Kapinski (Redondo Beach, CA), Jyotirmoy V. Deshmukh (Torrance, CA), Luan V. Nguyen (Torrance, CA), Xiaoqing Jin (Torrance, CA)
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: 15476642 on 03/31/2017 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring time-series data relative to a temporal logic specification regarding expected behavior of a system, such as a vehicle. The time-series data and a threshold value(s) specified in the temporal logic specification may be encrypted and analyzed without decrypting the time-series data to maintain the privacy of a user(s) of the vehicle. Encryption of the time-series data and the threshold value(s) may be accomplished using an order preserving encryption scheme. Analysis of the time-series data may be accomplished utilizing a batch processing-type architecture or a continuous processing-type architecture. When utilizing the continuous processing-type architecture, historical time-series data may be stored and utilized to determine whether currently-monitored time-series data satisfies the temporal logic specification.

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


Wireless security tracking for weapons
Patent No. 10580271 

Inventor(s): David L. Sanders (Irving, TX), Raymon Bruce Sanders (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Double Pull, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100488 on 08/10/2018 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method may include monitoring at least one tag enabled device, identifying a condition exists which requires a notification, notifying at least one registered device of the condition, responsive to a predetermined period of time lapsing, creating an emergency condition and notifying an emergency service provider.

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


Portable display apparatuses
Patent No. 10580335 

Inventor(s): Douglas A. Moore (Livermore, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14828707 on 08/18/2015 (1659 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses for providing a portable display, such as temporary signage or telepresence communication capabilities, as well as methods for providing a portable display are described. A portable display apparatus includes a base, a collapsible component extending from the base and a plurality of light emitting devices coupled to the collapsible component. The collapsible component is configured to transition from a collapsed position to an extended position. The plurality of light emitting devices are arranged in a movable configuration such that, when the collapsible component is in the extended position, the plurality of light emitting devices rotate around the collapsible component and selectively illuminate to provide a display.

[G09G] ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION (arrangements for transferring data between digital computers and displays G06F 3/14; static indicating arrangements comprising an association of a number of separate sources or light control cells G09F 9/00; static indicating arrangements comprising integral associations of a number of light sources H01J, H01K, H01L, H05B 33/12; scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, details thereof H04N 1/00) [5]


Systems and methods for generating stagger delays in memory devices
Patent No. 10580478 

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16593675 on 10/04/2019 (151 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a number of memory banks, an output buffer that couples to the memory banks, a number of switches that couple a voltage source to the output buffer, and a stagger delay circuit. The stagger delay circuit may include a resistor-capacitor (RC) circuit that outputs a current signal that corresponds to a data voltage signal received by the RC circuit. The stagger delay circuit may also include a logic circuit that determines a strength of the current signal and sends a first gate signal to a first portion of the switches based on the strength.

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


Non-volatile memory with countermeasure for program disturb including spike during boosting
Patent No. 10580504 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Dengtao Zhao (Santa Clara, CA), Nan Lu (San Jose, CA), Peng Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002836 on 06/07/2018 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: Program disturb is a condition that includes the unintended programming of a memory cell while performing a programming process for other memory cells. Such unintended programming can cause an error in the data being stored. In some cases, program disturb can result from electrons trapped in the channel being accelerated from one side of a selected word line to another side of the selected word line and redirected into the selected word line. To prevent such program disturb, it is proposed to open the channel from one side of a selected word line to the other side of the selected word line after a sensing operation for program verify and prior to a subsequent programming voltage being applied.

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


Source down power FET with integrated temperature sensor
Patent No. 10581426 

Inventor(s): Frank Alexander Baiocchi (Allentown, PA), Haian Lin (Bethlehem, PA), Masahiko Higashi (Fukushima, , JP), Namiko Hagane (Fukushima, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16297963 on 03/11/2019 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a first semiconductor die with a first FET having a drain connected to a switching node, a source connected to a reference node, and a gate connected to a first switch control node. The first die also includes a diode-connected bipolar transistor that forms a temperature diode next to the first FET. The temperature diode includes a cathode connected to the reference node, and an anode connected to a bias node. The electronic device also includes a second semiconductor die with a second FET, and a package structure that encloses the first and second semiconductor dies.

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


Digitally reconfigurable ultra-high precision internal oscillator
Patent No. 10581438 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Kumar Das (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15730787 on 10/12/2017 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for tuning an internal oscillator to a desired frequency F[b]1[/b] is shown and uses an RC delay element that comprises a resistor, a capacitor and a comparator. The method includes receiving a clock signal from an oscillator to be tuned, triggering charging of the RC delay element, and N clock cycles after triggering the charging, the method determines whether the charge on the precision RC delay element is higher than or lower than a reference voltage. Correction to the clock frequency is based on the results.

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


Message management and conversation processing application
Patent No. 10581764 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14814075 on 07/30/2015 (1678 days app to issue)

Abstract: Identifying user input data on a mobile user device may provide a way to predict the types of questions and actions a user will take and offer information contemporaneously with such actions. One example method of operation includes identifying a computer hosted conversation with a number of users submitting conversational statements, parsing the conversational statements to identify at least one item of interest, determining whether the at least one item of interest is a new item different from previously stored messages, automatically creating at least one response statement message including third party information corresponding to the at least one item of interest, and transmitting the response statement message to each of the users.

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


Change monitoring and detection for a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 10581851 

Inventor(s): Rajesh Kanna Durairaj (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16514406 on 07/17/2019 (230 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein allow for systems and methods to monitor production changes to resources in a cloud computing environment and determine whether those changes were performed in accordance with a change management policy. A change order monitoring application receives data from cloud computing audit logs to detect infrastructure changes and combines that data with application information to determine which application was affected. The change order monitoring application then uses a machine learning algorithm to cluster multiple change events together when it is likely that the change events were part of the same change. If cluster of change activity does not appear to be authorized, the change order monitoring application sends an alert to a change management team and an application team to get more information about the activity.

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


Projector having stacked optical layers
Patent No. 10582146 

Inventor(s): Gavin Camillo Perrella (Richardson, TX), Zhongyan Sheng (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054171 on 08/03/2018 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector includes a semiconductor die including a digital micromirror device; and a first integral optical layer attached to the semiconductor die. The first integral optical layer includes a first optical lens and a first diffractive optical element. A second integral optical layer is attached to the first integral optical layer. The second integral optical layer includes an aperture stop and a second diffractive optical element. A third integral optical layer is attached to the second integral optical layer. The third integral optical layer includes a second optical lens and a light source mount. The semiconductor die, the first integral optical layer, the second integral optical layer and the third integral optical layer are stacked to form an optical path through the first and second diffractive optical elements, reflect off the digital micromirror device, and pass through the first optical lens, the aperture stop and the second lens.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Dynamic direction control in active cable
Patent No. 10582152 

Inventor(s): Anwar Sadat (Richardson, TX), Charles Michael Campbell (Wylie, TX), Mark Edward Wentroble (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890930 on 02/07/2018 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a downstream facing port (DFP) coupled to a video source, an upstream facing port (UFP) coupled to a video sink, and a cable. The cable includes a first end that is connected to the DFP and a second end that is connected to the UFP. The cable is configured to carry a differential auxiliary transmission signal and detect polarity in the differential auxiliary transmission signal.

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


 

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LiDAR based sensing for visually impaired
Patent No. 10576011 

Inventor(s): Nethra Krishnan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Microelectronic Devices IP LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16383261 on 04/12/2019 (326 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distance sensing mobility assistance apparatus to assist a visually impaired person includes a microcontroller, and a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) component, an audio signal component, a haptic signal component, and a light-emitting signal component, all interfaced to the microcontroller. The microcontroller includes instructions for reading a distance signal from the LiDAR component, producing an audio phase width modulation (PWM) signal for the audio signal component, based on the distance signal, a frequency of the audio FM signal being inversely dependent on a distance estimate based on the distance signal. The microcontroller includes instructions for producing a haptic PWM signal for the haptic signal component, based on the distance signal, a duty cycle of the haptic PWM signal being inversely dependent on the distance estimate. The microcontroller includes instructions for producing a current based on the distance signal, for the light-emitting signal component.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Stress buffer layer in embedded package
Patent No. 10580715 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Hau Thanh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Kengo Aoya (Oita, , JP), Masamitsu Matsuura (Oita, , JP), Mutsumi Masumoto (Oita, , JP), Vivek Kishorechand Arora (San Jose, CA), Woochan Kim (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16008119 on 06/14/2018 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed principles provide a stress buffer layer between an IC die and heat spreader used to dissipate heat from the die. The stress buffer layer comprises distributed pairs of conductive pads and a corresponding set of conductive posts formed on the conductive pads. In one embodiment, the stress buffer layer may comprise conductive pads laterally distributed over non-electrically conducting surfaces of an embedded IC die to thermally conduct heat from the IC die. In addition, such a stress buffer layer may comprise conductive posts laterally distributed and formed directly on each of the conductive pads. Each of the conductive posts thermally conduct heat from respective conductive pads. In addition, each conductive post may have a lateral width less than a lateral width of its corresponding conductive pad. A heat spreader is then formed over the conductive posts which thermally conducts heat from the conductive posts through the heat spreader.

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


High voltage flip-chip on lead (FOL) package
Patent No. 10580722 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Thomas Dyer Bonifield (Dallas, TX), Vivek Kishorechand Arora (San Jose, CA), Woochan Kim (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCOPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134924 on 09/18/2018 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a technology or a method for fabricating a flip-chip on lead (FOL) semiconductor package. A lead frame includes an edge on surface that has a geometric shape that provides a radial and uniform distribution of electric fields. By placing the formed geometric shape along an active die of a semiconductor chip, the electric fields that are present in between the lead frame and the semiconductor chip are uniformly concentrated.

[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]


Flat no-lead packages with electroplated edges
Patent No. 10580723 

Inventor(s): Alok Kumar Lohia (Dallas, TX), Andy Quang Tran (Grand Prairie, TX), Reynaldo Corpuz Javier (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427172 on 05/30/2019 (278 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solder wetable metal or metal alloy plating layer is on the back side and on the exposed the walls of the terminals. The exposed thermal pad and the back side of the terminals each include a contact region which lacks the plating 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]


Multi-fin FINFET device including epitaxial growth barrier on outside surfaces of outermost fins and related methods
Patent No. 10580771 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Prasanna Khare (Schenectady, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049685 on 07/30/2018 (582 days app to issue)

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

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


Dual deep trenches for high voltage isolation
Patent No. 10580775 

Inventor(s): Alexei Sadovnikov (Sunnyvale, CA), Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Guru Mathur (Plano, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15681466 on 08/21/2017 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device adopts an isolation scheme to protect low voltage transistors from high voltage operations. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a buried layer, a transistor well region, a first trench, and a second trench. The substrate has a top surface and a bottom surface. The buried layer is positioned within the substrate, and the transistor well region is positioned above the buried layer. The first trench extends from the top surface to penetrate the buried layer, and the first trench has a first trench depth. The second trench extending from the top surface to penetrate the buried layer. The second trench is interposed between the first trench and the transistor well region. The second trench has a second trench depth that is less than the first trench depth.

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


Multi-tier three-dimensional memory device containing differential etch rate field oxides and method of making the same
Patent No. 10580783 

Inventor(s): Hiroshi Minakata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Keigo Kitazawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yoshiyuki Okura (Yokkaichi, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15909073 on 03/01/2018 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a first-tier structure containing a first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first electrically conductive layers that has first stepped surfaces, and a first retro-stepped dielectric material portion contacting the first stepped surfaces of the first alternating stack, and a second-tier structure containing a second alternating stack of second insulating layers and second electrically conductive layers that has second stepped surfaces, and a second retro-stepped dielectric material portion contacting the second stepped surfaces of the second alternating stack. The first retro-stepped dielectric material portion has a higher etch rate than the second retro-stepped dielectric material portion. Memory stack structures vertically extend through the first alternating stack and the second alternating stack. Each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel.

[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 containing dummy antenna diodes
Patent No. 10580787 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991268 on 05/29/2018 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least one diode, lower-level metal interconnect structures embedded within lower-level dielectric material layers, and a doped semiconductor material layer are formed over a semiconductor substrate. An electrically conductive path is provided between the at least one diode and the doped semiconductor material layer. An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers and memory stack structures extending therethrough are formed above the doped semiconductor material layer. A backside trench is formed through the alternating stack. The electrically conductive path is employed during plasma etch processes employed to form the memory stack structures and the backside trench to provide a discharge path for accumulated electrical charges. The electrically conductive path is subsequently disconnected by removing a conductive component underlying the backside trench. The spacer material layers can be replaced with electrically conductive layers employing the backside trench.

[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]


Color pixel and range pixel combination unit
Patent No. 10580807 

Inventor(s): Alexandre Balmefrezol (Sassenage, , FR), Frederic Morestin (Santa Clara, CA), Rui Xiao (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15792556 on 10/24/2017 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an image sensor including a pixel array of both range pixels and color pixels. Each range pixel (or range pixel area) may be associated with multiple adjacent color pixels, with each side of the range pixel immediately adjacent to at least two color pixels. The association between the range pixels and the color pixels may be dynamically configurable. The readings of a range pixel(s) and the associated color pixels may be integrated together in the generation of a 3D image.

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


Super junction MOS bipolar transistor having drain gaps
Patent No. 10580884 

Inventor(s): Thomas E. Harrington, III (Carrollton, TX), Zhijun Qu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): D3 Semiconductor LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15912400 on 03/05/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and designs are provided for a vertical power semiconductor switch having an IGBT-with-built-in-diode bottom-side structure combined with a SJMOS topside structure in such a way as to provide fast switching with low switching losses (MOSFET), low on-resistance at low currents (SJMOS), low on-resistance at high currents (IGBT), and high current-density capability (IGBT).

[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]


Drain extended NMOS transistor
Patent No. 10580890 

Inventor(s): Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX), Robert James Todd (Plano, TX), Xiaoju Wu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830856 on 12/04/2017 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a NMOS transistor with a back gate connection and a source region disposed on opposite sides of the back gate connection. The source region and back gate connection are laterally isolated by an STI oxide layer which surrounds the back gate connection. The NMOS transistor has a gate having a closed loop configuration, extending partway over a LOCOS oxide layer which surrounds, and is laterally separated from, the STI oxide layer. A lightly-doped drain layer is disposed on opposite sides of the NMOS transistor, extending under the LOCOS oxide layer to a body region of the NMOS transistor. The LOCOS oxide layer is thinner than the STI oxide layer, so that the portion of the gate over the LOCOS oxide layer provides a field plate functionality. The NMOS transistor may optionally be surrounded by an isolation structure which extends under the NMOS transistor.

[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 phase change memory device having a laterally constricted element and method of making the same
Patent No. 10580976 

Inventor(s): Christopher Petti (Mountain View, CA), Vincent Shih (San Jose, CA), Yuji Takahashi (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15924944 on 03/19/2018 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phase change memory device includes first conductive rails laterally extending along a first horizontal direction over a substrate, a rectangular array of memory pillar structures overlying top surfaces of the first conductive rails, and second conductive rails laterally extending along a second horizontal direction and overlying top surfaces of the rectangular array of memory pillar structures. Each memory pillar structure includes a vertical stack of structural elements including, from one end to another, a selector-side conductive element, a selector element, a selector-memory conductive element, a phase change memory element, and a memory-side conductive element. At least one structural element within the vertical stack is a laterally constricted structural element having laterally recessed sidewalls relative to sidewalls of a respective immediately vertically underlying structural element.

[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]


Operating fuel cell vehicles during inclination events
Patent No. 10581097 

Inventor(s): Christopher Lee Rovik (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15872185 on 01/16/2018 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a body, a fuel cell stack supported by the body for tilting relative thereto, a pivoting system and at least one control module. The fuel cell stack includes a fuel cell operable to generate electrical energy using fuel and exhaust water as a byproduct, and an exhaust water drainage port in fluid communication with the fuel cell. The pivoting system is mechanically connected between the body and the fuel cell stack, and operable to selectively tilt the fuel cell stack relative to the body. The at least one control module is communicatively connected to the pivoting system, and configured to operate the pivoting system in response to an inclination event associated with the body being tilted away from the exhaust water drainage port. By the operation of the pivoting system, the fuel cell stack is tilted relative to the body toward the exhaust water drainage port.

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


Actuators for controlling multiple phase shifters of remote electronic downtilt base station antennas
Patent No. 10581163 

Inventor(s): Amit Kaistha (Coppell, TX), Chih Lin Lin Chou (Allen, TX), Paul Everest (Flower Mound, TX), Richard English (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15622407 on 06/14/2017 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multi-RET actuators include a plurality of shafts that have respective axially-drivable members mounted thereon. Each of axially-drivable member is mechanically linked to a respective one of a plurality of phase shifters. The multi-RET actuator further includes a motor having a drive shaft and a gear system that is configured to selectively couple the motor to the respective shafts. The gear system is configured so that rotation of the drive shaft in a first direction creates a mechanical linkage between the motor and a first of the shafts [b]1340/1342[/b], and rotation of the drive shaft in a second direction that is opposite the first direction rotates the first of the shafts.

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


Hybrid millimeter wave FEM architecture for mobile devices
Patent No. 10581164 

Inventor(s): Hanyang Wang (Abingdon, , GB), Ping Shi (San Diego, CA), Xiaoyin He (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002212 on 06/07/2018 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic circuit for a mobile device, including: a power divider and a hybrid antenna array coupled to a transceiver via the power divider. The hybrid antenna array including a steering beam phased array antenna provided on the front-end module, and a fixed beam antenna provided on the front-end module or distributed on PCB. The fixed beam antennas can be used in space constrained areas of a mobile devices, such as those adjacent to a display on one side of the device, while larger steering beam phased array antennas are used on the back side of a device.

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


High frequency polymer on metal radiator
Patent No. 10581177 

Inventor(s): Robert S. Isom (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly Crowley Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15379775 on 12/15/2016 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, a unit cell of a phased array antenna includes a metal plate having a hole, a first side and a second side opposite the first side, a first plurality of laminate layers disposed on the first side, a second plurality of layers disposed on the second side of the metal plate, a radiator disposed in the first plurality of layer on the first side, a feed circuit disposed in the second plurality of laminate layers on the second side and configured to provide excitation signals to the radiator and a first plurality of vias extending through the hole connecting the feed circuit to the radiator.

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


Feedback biased vertical cavity surface emitting laser
Patent No. 10581224 

Inventor(s): Petter Westbergh (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Finisar Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183679 on 11/07/2018 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A VCSEL may include a bottom DBR mirror and a top DBR mirror above the bottom DBR mirror. The VCSEL may include a vertical optical cavity located within a portion of the bottom and top DBR mirrors. The vertical optical cavity may be configured to emit an optical signal. The VCSEL may include a lateral feedback optical cavity located within a different portion of the bottom and the top DBR mirrors configured to receive a feedback bias signal configured to bias the lateral feedback optical cavity to adjust the optical signal. The VCSEL may include an active region formed between the bottom and the top DBR mirrors that may include an oxide layer defining an oxide aperture. The VCSEL may include an isolation implant configured to electrically isolate the vertical optical cavity from the feedback optical cavity and to create a first and a second aperture within the oxide aperture.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


Sealless downhole system with magnetically supported rotor
Patent No. 10581297 

Inventor(s): Kuo-Chiang Chen (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Upwing Energy, LLC (Cerritos, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857525 on 12/28/2017 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid rotor is configured to move or be rotated by a working fluid. A fluid stator surrounds the fluid rotor. The fluid stator is spaced from the fluid rotor and defines a first annular fluid gap in-between that is in fluid communication with an outside environment exterior the downhole-type pump. A radial magnetic bearing includes a first portion coupled to the fluid rotor and a second portion coupled to the fluid stator. The first portion is spaced from the second portion defining a second annular fluid gap in-between that is in fluid communication with the outside environment exterior the downhole-type pump.

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


Multilevel converter using node voltage track and control
Patent No. 10581312 

Inventor(s): Farzad Sahandiesfanjani (San Jose, CA), Jeff Lee Nilles (Los Altos, CA), Sombuddha Chakraborty (Redwood City, CA), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859039 on 12/29/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a system regulates provision of DC-DC electrical power. The system includes a DC-DC converter, an input voltage node to receive an input voltage, a current source, a voltage source node, and a ground switch. The DC-DC converter includes a flying capacitor and multiple converter switches. The current source is coupled between the input voltage node and a top plate of the flying capacitor, to provide current to the top plate when the current source is activated by an activation voltage. The voltage source node is coupled to the input voltage node and to the current source, to provide the activation voltage to the current source, such that the activation voltage is not higher than a selected voltage between: a breakdown voltage of the converter switches; and a maximum value of the input voltage minus the breakdown voltage. The ground switch is coupled between a bottom plate of the flying capacitor and a ground.

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


Power converter with slope compensation
Patent No. 10581325 

Inventor(s): Michael James Munroe (Londonderry, NH)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183375 on 11/07/2018 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter circuit includes a power stage circuit configured to convert an input voltage received by an inductor to an output voltage provided at an output; a control circuit configured to generate input pulses to control the power stage circuit; a slope compensation circuit configured to provide a compensation signal to the control circuit for overcoming a sub-harmonic oscillation in the converter circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to generate the input pulses based at least in part on the compensation signal; a slope compensation adjustment circuit configured to determine a rate of change of a current at the inductor and to provide a slope compensation adjustment signal based on the determined rate of change; and a modulation circuit configured to modulate the compensation signal with the slope compensation adjustment signal to produce the adjusted slope compensation signal.

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


Power converters and compensation circuits thereof
Patent No. 10581326 

Inventor(s): Srinivas Venkata Veeramreddi (Hyderabad, , IN), Sudhir Polarouthu (Hyderabad, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14070191 on 11/01/2013 (2314 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a circuit includes a Direct Current (DC)-DC buck-boost converter and a controller. The controller includes an error amplifier configured to receive a feedback signal responsive to an output signal of the buck-boost converter. The error amplifier is configured to compare the feedback signal and a reference signal to generate an error signal. The controller includes a modulator circuit that is configured to receive the error signal and compare the error signal with a periodic ramp signal to generate a modulated signal. The controller further includes a digital logic block to generate switching signals in response to the modulated signal that is fed to the buck-boost converter to control the output signal of the buck-boost converter. The controller includes a capacitance multiplier circuit coupled to the output of the error amplifier to configure a dominant pole so as to compensate the buck-boost converter.

[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]


Methods, apparatus, and systems to facilitate high side control of a switching power converter
Patent No. 10581335 

Inventor(s): Cetin Kaya (Plano, TX), Johan Strydom (Saratoga, CA), Michael Lueders (Freising, , DE), Paul Brohlin (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16412102 on 05/14/2019 (294 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus to facilitate high side control of a switching power converter are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a latch including a first node coupled to a first source of a first switch and an output coupled to a first gate of the first switch; a first diode coupled to the first node and a second node; a second diode coupled to the second node and ground; a second switch coupled to a voltage source and the second node; and a third switch including a third gate coupled to the second switch, a third source coupled to the second node, and a third drain coupled to the latch.

[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]


Method to reduce the commutation loss in a motor inverter
Patent No. 10581351 

Inventor(s): Manu Balakrishnan (Kollam, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15972688 on 05/07/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit comprises a multiphase gate driver to be coupled to a multiphase inverter for driving a multiphase motor. For each phase, the multi-phase gate driver is to, in accordance with a pulse width modulation (PWM) control signal, turn on and off a high side transistor of a given pair of high and low side transistors of the multiphase inverter, discontinue the PWM control signal turn to the high side transistor of the given pair and turn off the high side transistor of the given pair, and turn on the low side transistor of the given pair until a current level through the low side transistor falls below a threshold, at which time, turn off the low side transistor.

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


Method and apparatus for a solar panel
Patent No. 10581376 

Inventor(s): Tiasha Joardar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bay Area IP Group, LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15604306 on 05/24/2017 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a smart hybrid solar panel that employs a self-powered adaptive temperature control. Active temperature regulation may be implemented using a heat pump such as thermoelectric (TE) cooling modules and a switching circuit with variable duty cycle that periodically diverts the photovoltaic solar cell”s output to the heat pump. A control system may algorithmically adjust the switching duty cycle to maximize the net power output of the panel based on a variety of sensory inputs and/or algorithms. The variety of sensory inputs may include weather forecast information, internal panel temperature, ambient air temperature, panel output voltage and current and humidity. The photovoltaic solar cells and heat pump are mechanically integrated.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Pulse blanking in an amplifier
Patent No. 10581382 

Inventor(s): Mohit Chawla (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133859 on 09/18/2018 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a comparator to compare an analog signal to a ramp signal to generate a pulse width modulated output signal and a driver to generate control signals for a plurality of power transistors. A pulse blanking circuit receives the pulse width modulated output signal. For each pulse of the pulse width modulated output signal, the pulse blanking circuit, responsive to a width of the pulse being greater than a threshold, passes the pulse to the driver. Responsive to the width of the pulse being less than the threshold, the pulse blanking circuit prevents the pulse from being passed to the driver.

[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)


Digital filtering for analog gain/phase errors
Patent No. 10581406 

Inventor(s): Chandrasekhar Sriram (Chennai, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Khanna S (Chennai, , IN), Rajendrakumar Joish (Bangalore, , IN), Viswanathan Nagarajan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16005673 on 06/11/2018 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit for digital filtering an analog signal converted to digital, including an analog circuit to generate an analog signal, the analog signal including phase and/or gain errors. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to convert the analog signal to a digital signal output to a digital signal path. A frequency-dependent corrector filter included in the digital signal path, and configured as a parameterized filter, the parameterized filter configurable based on the DSA control signal with at least one complex filter parameter for each DSA attenuation step, to correct frequency-dependent errors in phase and/or gain.

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


Polyphase phase shifter
Patent No. 10581415 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15853955 on 12/25/2017 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a quadrature phase shifter includes digitally programmable phase shifter networks for generating leading and lagging output signals in quadrature. The phase shifter networks include passive components for reactively inducing phase shifts, which need not consume active power. Output currents from the transistors coupled to the phase shifter networks are substantially in quadrature and can be made further accurate by adjusted by a weight function implemented using current steering elements. Example low-loss quadrature phase shifters described herein can be functionally integrated to provide low-power, low-noise up/down mixers, vector modulators and transceiver front-ends for millimeter wavelength (mmwave) communication systems.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


External and dual ramp clock synchronization
Patent No. 10581416 

Inventor(s): Angelo Pereira (Allen, TX), Junhong Zhang (Bedford, NH), Michael Munroe (Auburn, NH), Pinar Korkmaz (Allen, TX), Sujan Manohar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361154 on 03/21/2019 (348 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for a method. In some examples, the method includes receiving a synchronization signal, dividing the synchronization signal to form a first divided signal and a second divided signal, generating a first ramp signal and a second ramp signal, setting a latch output to a logical high value when the first divided signal has a logical high value or a value of the first ramp signal exceeds a value of a reference signal, setting the latch output to a logical low value when the second divided signal has a logical high value or a value of the second ramp signal exceeds the value of the reference signal, generating a synchronization clock according to the latch output and an inverse of the latch output, and outputting the latch output or the synchronization clock as a clock signal based on a value of a synchronization active signal.

[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]


Time-of-flight (TOF) receiver with high dynamic range comprising a digital mixer coupled to a sigma delta analog to digital converter
Patent No. 10581451 

Inventor(s): Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bangalore, , IN), Prabu Sankar Thirugnanam (Chennai, , IN), Raja Reddy Patukuri (Nizamabad, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950690 on 04/11/2018 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a receiver with high dynamic range. The receiver includes a photodiode that generates a current signal. A coupling capacitor is coupled to the photodiode, and generates a modulation signal in response to the current signal received from the photodiode. A sigma delta analog to digital converter (ADC) is coupled to the coupling capacitor, and generates a digital data in response to the modulation signal. A digital mixer is coupled to the sigma delta ADC, and generates an in-phase component and a quadrature component corresponding to the digital data. A processor is coupled to the digital mixer, and processes the in-phase component and the quadrature component corresponding to the digital data.

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


Receiver with reduced mixer-filter interaction distortion
Patent No. 10581472 

Inventor(s): Matthew R. Miller (Arlington Heights, IL), Paul R. Ganci (Golden, CO)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16016081 on 06/22/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for a receiver having a receive signal path including a mixer, a differential fixed gain or variable gain amplifier, and a differential filter. The mixer is configured to receive an RF signal, receive an oscillator signal, and output a differential down converted signal at one of a baseband or intermediate frequency (IF). The amplifier is downstream of the mixer and configured to receive the differential down converted signal from the mixer, apply a gain thereto, and output an amplified differential signal. The filter is downstream of the amplifier and configured filter the amplified differential signal received from the amplifier, and output a filtered differential signal. By locating the differential filter downstream of the differential amplifier within the receive signal path, distortion caused by the mixer is mitigated compared to if the filter were located upstream of the filter.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method of communicating internet-based data
Patent No. 10581487 

Inventor(s): Oleg Logvinov (East Brunswick, NJ)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835109 on 12/07/2017 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating an electronic system includes detecting an incoming transmission on a power line, and modifying a switching behavior of a switched-mode power supply coupled to the power line upon detecting the incoming transmission. Modifying reduces the level of interference produced by the switched-mode power supply.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Internet-enabled appliance
Patent No. 10581488 

Inventor(s): Oleg Logvinov (East Brunswick, NJ)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835122 on 12/07/2017 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating an electronic system includes detecting an incoming transmission on a power line, and modifying a switching behavior of a switched-mode power supply coupled to the power line upon detecting the incoming transmission. Modifying reduces the level of interference produced by the switched-mode power supply.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Heat management around a phase delay coil in a probe
Patent No. 10581492 

Inventor(s): Christopher R. Lamon (Southlake, TX), Fredrick A. Genz (Saint Charles, IL), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), James M. Salvitti, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), James T. Darnell (Ponder, TX), Jerry A. Lomax (Katy, TX), Kenneth L. Co
Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908917 on 03/01/2018 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments for heat management around a phase delay coil in a probe are described. A guided surface waveguide probe may be at least partially housed or enclosed in a structure and configured to generate electrical energy in the form of a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium, where the guided surface waveguide probe comprises at least one electromagnetic coil encapsulated by an exterior of the structure. A cooling device may be provided and configured to manage heat in the structure by providing cold air between the at least one electromagnetic coil and the exterior of the structure.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for non-codebook based uplink multiple-input and multiple-output
Patent No. 10581507 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15821338 on 11/22/2017 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and an apparatus for selecting beams for non-codebook based uplink multiple-input and multiple-output are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method implemented by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving an allocation of at least one sounding reference signal (SRS) resource in an uplink subframe from a transmission and reception point (TRP) for a first set of uplink transmission beams, transmitting precoded SRSs in the at least one SRS resource to the TRP, wherein the precoded SRSs are precoded with UE-selected precoders and at least one rank and receiving an identification of two or more precoders for a second set of uplink transmission beams, wherein the second set of uplink transmission beams is selected from the first set of uplink transmission beams, and wherein the two or more precoders are based on the precoded SRSs.

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


Noise cancellation system
Patent No. 10581534 

Inventor(s): Chengfang Liao (Shanghai, , CN), Eric Sung (Greensboro, NC), Feng Wang (Jamestown, NC), Ping Yin (Greensboro, NC), Robert Irvine (Greensboro, NC), Seong-Mo Yim (Oak Ridge, NC), Yusong Chi (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796343 on 10/27/2017 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A noise cancellation system comprises a first noise cancellation apparatus configured to process an I-channel signal, wherein an I-channel differential mode second-order intermodulation component and an I-channel common mode second-order intermodulation component cancel each other in the first noise cancellation apparatus and a second noise cancellation apparatus configured to process a Q-channel signal, wherein a Q-channel differential mode second-order intermodulation component and a Q-channel common mode second-order intermodulation component cancel each other in the second noise cancellation apparatus.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Fast millimeter-wave cell acquisition
Patent No. 10581566 

Inventor(s): George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Murali Narasimha (Vernon Hills, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428338 on 05/31/2019 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for assisting a wireless a communication device to acquire access to a millimeter-wave access point (mmW AP). In some embodiments, an angular direction from a mobile wireless communication device to the mmW AP is determined. In some embodiments, the mobile wireless communication device receives information from a wireless network that helps the mobile wireless communication device determine the angular direction. In some embodiments, the signals between wireless network and mobile wireless communication device are below 6 GHz. In some embodiments, the wireless network provides the mobile wireless communication device with the angular direction. Therefore, the mobile wireless communication device is able to configure an antenna to receive and/or transmit a beam in a direction of the mmW AP. The mobile wireless communication may do so during a process of gaining access to the mmW AP.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System, method and apparatus for providing enrollment of devices in a network
Patent No. 10581618 

Inventor(s): Timothy Edward Moses (Ottawa, , CA)
Assignee(s): Entrust, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14795081 on 07/09/2015 (1699 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, an enrollment device, such as a smart phone with an enrollment application executing thereon, obtains in situ enrollment information from at least one or more target device of a plurality of target devices in a network. The enrollment device provides the in situ enrollment information that is obtained from the at least one target device, to a security management device, such as a public key certificate generator (e.g., a certification authority) for the network, to facilitate target device configuration certificate generation for the at least one target device. The security management device uses the in situ enrollment information and other device specific information as well as operational information that is desired for a device, and issues a configuration certificate for the at least one target device. A system and methods are also set forth.

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


Asynchronous data correction filter
Patent No. 10581646 

Inventor(s): Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Tucker, GA), Michael Gerald Vrazel (Atlanta, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16431999 on 06/05/2019 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data correction filter includes an equalizer circuit, first, second, and third asynchronous comparators, an error amplifier, a multiplexer, a delay circuit, first and second exclusive-OR gates, and first and second integrator circuits. The first asynchronous comparator is coupled to the equalizer circuit. The second and third asynchronous comparators are coupled to the equalizer circuit and the error amplifier. The multiplexer is coupled to the first, second, and third asynchronous comparators. The delay circuit is coupled to the first asynchronous comparator. The first exclusive-OR gate is coupled to the delay circuit and the multiplexer. The second exclusive-OR gate is coupled to the first asynchronous comparator and the multiplexer. The first integrator circuit is coupled to first exclusive-OR gate and the equalizer circuit. The second integrator circuit is coupled to the second exclusive-OR gate and the error amplifier.

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


Abstracting wireless device to virtual Ethernet interface
Patent No. 10581673 

Inventor(s): Jun Xu (Cupertino, CA), Rangaraju Iyengar (Morgan Hill, CA), Ravi Chuppala (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15453816 on 03/08/2017 (1091 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless interface system includes a wireless network interface, with a virtual Ethernet interface, that is configured to transmit and receive signals over a wireless channel using a predetermined wireless technology protocol. A method for abstracting a wireless interface protocol to an Ethernet protocol includes detecting, with a wireless network interface, access by a wireless device using the wireless interface protocol. A virtual Ethernet interface is created having an associated Ethernet interface ID. The wireless device ID is associated with the Ethernet interface ID in a table in memory. A payload from the wireless device is transmitted over the wireless technology protocol. The payload is transmitted to the virtual Ethernet interface using the Ethernet protocol.

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


PCEP extension for PCECC support of distributed computing, multiple services, and inter-domain routing
Patent No. 10581723 

Inventor(s): Qianglin Quintin Zhao (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15474708 on 03/30/2017 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: A path computation element (PCE) central controller (PCECC) comprising a memory comprising executable instructions and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to execute the instructions. Executing the instructions causes the processor to receive a request to compute a path through a network, the request comprising a plurality of computational tasks, divide the computational tasks into a plurality of groups of computational tasks, transmit at least some of the plurality of groups of computational tasks to a plurality of path computation clients (PCCs) for computation by the PCCs, and receive, from the PCCs, computation results corresponding to the plurality of groups of computational tasks.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable media for affecting user associations in over the top (OTT) service platforms
Patent No. 10581786 

Inventor(s): Carroll Louise Gray-Preston (Morrisville, , CA), James Angus McEachern (Stittsville, , CA), Michael Leeder (Stittsville, , CA), Richard Taylor (Manotick, , CA)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15290455 on 10/11/2016 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for affecting user associations in over the top (OTT) service platforms. The method includes receiving a first message for initiating associations or disassociations between a first user and a second user of over the top (OTT) service platforms. The OTT service platforms are controlled and operated by distinct entities. The method also includes determining, using at least one of information in the first message and stored information, the OTT service platforms in which associations are to be established or disestablished. The method further includes sending at least a second message for establishing or disestablishing an association between the first user and the second user in the OTT service platforms.

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


Certificate-based call identification and routing
Patent No. 10581829 

Inventor(s): Christopher Edwin Pearce (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15609658 on 05/31/2017 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Session Initiation Protocol enabled network connected device receives a client certificate from a client device. The SIP enabled network connected device validates the client certificate from information received from a certificate authority. The SIP enabled network connected device determines an identifier of the client device from the client certificate. The SIP enabled network connected stores the identifier of the client device. The SIP enabled network connected device receives a SIP message from the client device. The SIP enabled network connected device inserts the identifier of the client device into the SIP message. The SIP enabled network connected device transmits the SIP message to a destination SIP enabled device after inserting the identifier of the client device into the SIP message.

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


Controlled-environment facility resident communications employing cross-origin resource sharing
Patent No. 10581871 

Inventor(s): Nikita Dehoumon (Montreal, , CA)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15587339 on 05/04/2017 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: Controlled-environment facility resident electronic communications for controlled-environment facility resident communications and/or data devices disposed within a controlled-environment facility may employ a controlled-environment facility communications processing system, or the like. The controlled-environment facility communications processing system, may be configured to host controlled-environment facility communications access services and accept a Cross-Origin Request Sharing (CORS) request from a non-resident device. These CORS requests may be for access to the controlled-environment facility communications access services for use by a controlled-environment facility communications Application Program Interface (API) running on the non-resident device to communicate with one of the controlled-environment facility resident devices. The controlled-environment facility communications processing system, or the like, may make access to the controlled-environment facility communications access services available, such as, in a CORS response. Thereby, communication between the controlled-environment facility communications API running on the non-resident device and the target controlled-environment facility resident device may be provided.

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


Spoofing detection
Patent No. 10581913 

Inventor(s): Elaine Harvey (Oakton, VA), Matthew Walnock (Sterling, VA)
Assignee(s): Ozmo Licensing LLC (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Prince Lobel Tye LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436566 on 06/10/2019 (267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for detecting spoofing by wireless access devices. In some embodiments, spoofing can be detected based on locations for a wireless access device having an identifier at first and second times. The locations are compared to determine whether the wireless access device could access the particular network at the locations in the time period between the first and second times. In several embodiments, spoofing can be detected by tracking the activity of wireless access devices and identifying events that that are prohibited by one or more policy elements of the particular network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Session description protocol template modifiers for flexible control of media server resources
Patent No. 10581925 

Inventor(s): Stephen R. Whynot (Allen, TX), Trey Ballard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avaya Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14792200 on 07/06/2015 (1702 days app to issue)

Abstract: A concept of Session Description Protocol (SDP) templates and a concept of template modifiers for precise control of media types, codecs and attributes offered by a media server are described along with various methods and mechanisms for administering the same. Applications can solicit offers from media servers that precisely meet the requirements of each session, using one or more media control protocols. The media control protocols may enable applications to reserve media resources, invoke specific functions, respond to events during session initiation, and provide session modification.

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


Internet of things (IoT) gateway-based carrier-operator signage monitoring
Patent No. 10581972 

Inventor(s): Venkatesh Cumbakonam GokulRaju (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Behmke Innovation Group LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16279455 on 02/19/2019 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a technique for Internet of Things gateway-based carrier-operator signage monitoring is provided that illustratively comprises: receiving, by a gateway device and from a first device of a plurality of devices of a mesh network in a monitored site, positioning information associated with a second device of the plurality of devices, wherein each of the plurality of devices is affixed to a respective sign; generating, by the gateway device, site monitoring information by aggregating the positioning information with other positioning information received from the plurality of devices, wherein the site monitoring information indicates a physical change in placement of a sign to which the second device is affixed; and sending, by the gateway device, the site monitoring information to a signage monitoring device configured to perform a mitigation action for the monitored site based on an identification of the physical change in placement of the sign.

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


Efficient signaling and addressing in wireless local area network systems
Patent No. 10582025 

Inventor(s): Kaushik M. Josiam (Fort Worth, TX), Rakesh Taori (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15090602 on 04/04/2016 (1429 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for scheduling and indicating scheduling information in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A station (STA) includes a transceiver configured to receive a header for a protocol data unit and a controller configured to identify common information for a plurality of STAs that are scheduled in the WLAN from a common field in the header and to identify user-specific information for the STA from a user-specific field in the header that follows the common field. An access point (AP) includes a controller configured to include common information for a plurality STAs that are scheduled in the WLAN in a common field in a header of a protocol data unit, and to include user-specific information for the STAs in a user-specific field in the header that follows the common field. The AP also includes a transceiver configured to transmit the protocol data unit including the header.

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


Network domain selection
Patent No. 10582061 

Inventor(s): Joan Smith (Ottawa, , CA), Kaniz Mahdi (Carrollton, TX), Michael Leeder (Stittsville, , CA)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15530695 on 06/26/2017 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: For an incoming session intended for a user element, a domain selection function (DSF) is provided in a multimedia subsystem (MS) to select a circuit-switched subsystem (CS) or MS domain to use when routing the incoming session to the user element. Regardless of the domain in which incoming sessions are originated, the incoming sessions intended for the user element are routed to an S-CSCF in the MS. The S-CSCF directly or indirectly employs the DSF to determine whether to use the MS or the CS for terminating the incoming session. Based on available domain selection criteria, the DSF will select an appropriate domain, such as the MS or CS, to use for routing the incoming session to the user element. The domain selection decision of the DSF is provided to the S-SCSF, which will proceed by routing the incoming session to the user element via the selected domain.

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


Global shutter image sensor pixels having improved shutter efficiency
Patent No. 10582140 

Inventor(s): Jaroslav Hynecek (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795718 on 10/27/2017 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image sensor may be provided with an array of image sensor pixels formed on a substrate having front and back surfaces. Each pixel may have a photodiode that receives light through the back surface, a floating diffusion node, a charge transfer gate, and first and second reset transistor gates. A source follower transistor may have a gate coupled to the floating diffusion node and a source coupled to an addressing transistor. The pixel may be coupled to a column feedback amplifier through the addressing transistor and a column feedback reset path. The amplifier may provide a kTC-reset noise compensation voltage to the reset transistors for storage on a holding capacitor coupled between the floating diffusion and a drain terminal of the source follower. The floating diffusion may be bounded at the front surface by the transfer gate, the reset gate, and p-type doped regions.

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


Video visitation for the cognitive and/or dexterity impaired
Patent No. 10582155 

Inventor(s): Alexander Noland (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15943908 on 04/03/2018 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: Providing video visitation with cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individuals may call for limiting functionality of a personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device, such as by an operating system of the personal device. The personal device may play audio and video, accept video communications in response to touching of a screen of the personal device, and establish a video communication in response to such touching of the screen. Providing the video visitation may also include receiving a request to initiate a video communication over the personal device with a cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual, such as may be requested via a visitor communication and/or media device. Whereupon, an audible message may be played by the personal device, indicating the request, and the video communication between the personal device and the visitor device may be established in response to touching of the screen of the personal device.

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


Intra prediction using unequal weight planar prediction
Patent No. 10582195 

Inventor(s): Shan Liu (San Jose, CA), Xiang Ma (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15831963 on 12/05/2017 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coding apparatus including a memory, a processor, and a display is provided. The processor is configured to assign a first weight to a first reference pixel in a first neighbor block and a second weight to a second reference pixel in a second neighbor block. The first weight assigned to the first reference pixel is greater than the second weight assigned to the second reference pixel because the first reference pixel is closer to a third reference pixel than the second reference pixel. The processor is also configured to compute a value of the third reference pixel based on the first weight of the first reference pixel and the second weight of the second reference pixel, and generate a current block based on the value of the third reference pixel. The display is configured to display an image generated based on the current block.

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


Methods and systems for encoding pictures associated with video data
Patent No. 10582200 

Inventor(s): Manoj Koul (Allen, TX), Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Karnataka, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154465 on 10/08/2018 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several methods and systems for encoding pictures associated with video data are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes determining by a processing module, whether a picture is to be encoded based on at least one of a skip assessment associated with the picture and an encoding status of a pre-selected number of pictures preceding the picture in an encoding sequence. The method further includes encoding by the processing module, a plurality of rows of video data associated with the picture upon determining that the picture is to be encoded, wherein the plurality of rows are encoded based on a pre-selected maximum encoded picture size.

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


Thermoacoustic transducer and methods for resonant generation and amplification of sound emission
Patent No. 10582310 

Inventor(s): Howard C. Choe (Southlake, TX), Mikhail Kozlov (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly Crowley Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676340 on 08/14/2017 (932 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transducer includes an acoustic reflector, an acoustic coupler and one or more thermoacoustic frames. The acoustic coupler is disposed proximate to an output of the transducer and each of the thermoacoustic frames is disposed between the acoustic reflector and the acoustic coupler. The thermoacoustic frames, the acoustic reflector and the acoustic coupler form a resonator with each of the thermoacoustic frames configured to emit a broadband acoustic signal in response to receiving electrical energy. Additionally, the resonator is configured to emit a narrowband acoustic signal at the transducer output in response to receiving the broadband acoustic signal. A method includes adjusting a frequency of the narrowband acoustic signal by controlling a spacing between the thermoacoustic frames and one or more components of the resonator. Thermoacoustic device embodiments capable of resonant emission of intense ultrasound radiation generated by sheets of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) are also disclosed.

[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]


Method and device for communicating messages via a 5G network
Patent No. 10582349 

Inventor(s): Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving, TX), Miguel A. Carames (Argyle, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228180 on 12/20/2018 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device obtains a list of a plurality of user devices from a first network device and receives a message intended for a destination user device from a second network device. The device obtains information indicating that the destination user device can receive messages that conform to a particular format from a third network device and converts the message to the particular format. The device determines a reachability of the destination user device based on the list of the plurality of user devices, after converting the message, and sends the message to the destination user device via the first network device based on the reachability. The device receives a delivery message from the destination user device and sends a notification message indicating successful delivery of the message to the second network device based on the delivery message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dynamic management of default subcarrier spacing for 5G or other next generation network
Patent No. 10582356 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15958047 on 04/20/2018 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method can comprise sending identification data representative of an identification of a base station device to a subscriber identity module. In response to the sending the identification data, the method can comprise receiving status data representative of a response from the subscriber identity module, and based on the receiving the status data, sending, fetch data representative of a command to be acquired from the subscriber identity module. Additionally, the method can comprise receiving, from the subscriber identity module, command data associated with the command to be performed by the mobile device. Furthermore, based on the receiving the command data, the method can comprise sending, to the base station device, response data representative of whether the command has been determined to have been performed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Architecture for network slice deployment based on network resource utilization
Patent No. 10582393 

Inventor(s): Ravi Potluri (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830283 on 12/04/2017 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a network slice deployment service is described. The network slice deployment service includes storing network resource and capability information that indicates available network resources in a network. Network level requirement information pertaining to a request for network service from a user is generated. The network level requirement information is used to select available network resources based on the network resource capability information. The network slice deployment service calculates network resource utilization associated with available network resources so that optimal usage of network resources can be selected and end-to-end network slice deployment layout information can be generated and used to provision a network slice deployment layout that supports the request for network service.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Over the air testing for massive MIMO arrays
Patent No. 10582400 

Inventor(s): John Douglas Reed (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Spirent Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haynes Beffel Wolfeld, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262729 on 01/30/2019 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed system for testing a massive MIMO beamforming antenna array of arbitrary size includes an anechoic chamber, and a mount for a MIMO array antenna positioned in the chamber, wherein the array has at least 84 antenna elements that are individually activated to steer transmissions from the array. The system includes dual element antenna probes positionable in the anechoic chamber, with feeds coupling one or more UE sources to the antenna probes; and the UE sources generate RF in OTA communication with the array, emulating multiple UE devices. Additionally the system includes base station electronics coupled to the array, and a test controller coupled to the base station electronics. The test controller signals the UE sources OTA via the array to invoke a connection to the UE sources and measure OTA channel performance between the array and the multiple UE devices emulated, the performance including at least throughput.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for cell switching
Patent No. 10582470 

Inventor(s): Haibo Xu (Beijing, , CN), Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Nathan Edward Tenny (Portland, OR), Xuelong Wang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152768 on 10/05/2018 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a first distributed unit (DU) includes participating in a link layer context transfer with a second DU, establishing a user data path for a mobile device, the user data path connecting the mobile device with a centralized unit (CU) including a radio control protocol entity communicating with the mobile device, and storing first user data for the mobile device received from the CU and second user data for the mobile device received from the second DU. The method includes establishing a connection with the mobile device, sending the first user data and the second user data to the mobile device, and adapting the link layer context to operate in the first DU for exchanging data between the CU and the mobile device, wherein adapting the link layer context includes associating an uppermost protocol layer of the first DU with a lowest protocol layer of the CU.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for control resource set configuration for common control
Patent No. 10582486 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16130970 on 09/13/2018 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for receiving control information in a wireless communication system includes a transceiver configured to receive a synchronization signal/physical broadcasting channel (SS/PBCH) block of an index i from a BS, wherein SS/PBCH block comprises a PBCH carrying master information block (MIB). The UE includes a processor configured to for the SS/PBCH block of the index i, determine a slot index n[subscript]0 [/subscript]as a sum of an offset value and i*M. The offset value is determined based on a first value O determined according to the index indicated in the MIB, wherein the index configures PDCCH monitoring occasions, and a second value indicated in the MIB, wherein the second value represents a subcarrier spacing configuration, wherein M is a positive number determined according to the index indicated in the MIB, and cause the transceiver to decode a PDCCH in the slot index n[subscript]0[/subscript].

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


UE initiated beam management procedure
Patent No. 10582503 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin and Goetzel PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16145411 on 09/28/2018 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform user equipment (UE) initiated beam management procedures with a base station or gNB. A wireless device in communication with a 5G base station may detect degradation in the pair of transmit and receive beams between the gNB and the device. The device may select a preferred beam management procedure and indicate the preference to the gNB.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Facilitation of network resources
Patent No. 10582508 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14674354 on 03/31/2015 (1799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A more efficient network can be achieved by allocating system resources. Dynamic adjustment of system information block periodicity can mitigate system alarms, manual intervention, and performance degradation of the network. System information block messages/data can be given a priority so that resource utilization can be optimized to improve overall system performance. Therefore, system outages can be avoided or mitigated by actively monitoring SIB data and proactively adjusting system resources.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for random access to radio services
Patent No. 10582541 

Inventor(s): Atsushi Matsumoto (Ishikawa, , JP), Daichi Imamura (Kanagawa, , JP), Sadaki Futagi (Ishikawa, , JP), Takashi Iwai (Ishikawa, , JP), Tomofumi Takata (Ishikawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15869120 on 01/12/2018 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user terminal apparatus includes a receiver to receive control information, and a data processor, coupled to the receiver, to select a sequence from a subset of different sequences. The difference sequences are based on a base sequence, and the subset of different sequences depends on the control information. The different sequences are respectively associated with different message sizes or different radio conditions at the user terminal apparatus, have different cyclic shifts, and are arranged in an order of increasing cyclic shift. A transmitter, coupled to the data processor, transmits the selected sequence.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Griddle
Patent No. D876882 

Inventor(s): Bradley Gleaton (Dallas, TX), Erica Lea Boltz (Dallas, TX), Randall May (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): The Boltz Group, LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Miller Martin PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29674503 on 12/21/2018 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Adapter for supporting an electronic device
Patent No. D876930 

Inventor(s): Gavin Stener (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wild West Investments, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29713088 on 11/13/2019 (111 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Rear grill for a model vehicle
Patent No. D876996 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29649782 on 06/01/2018 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tire for a model vehicle
Patent No. D877055 

Inventor(s): Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29678364 on 01/28/2019 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tire for a model vehicle
Patent No. D877056 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29678426 on 01/29/2019 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with wheel of recognition graphical user interface
Patent No. D877179 

Inventor(s): Johnathan Iannotti (Caddo Mills, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29681559 on 02/26/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portion of a display screen with graphical user interface for an online portal
Patent No. D877186 

Inventor(s): John Parks (Aliso Viejo, CA), Kevin Kinsey (Duluth, MN), Luis Martinez (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638426 on 02/27/2018 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portion of a display screen with graphical user interface for an online portal
Patent No. D877187 

Inventor(s): John Parks (Aliso Viejo, CA), Kevin Kinsey (Duluth, MN), Luis Martinez (Irvine, CA), Sarah Suarez (Yorba Linda, CA)
Assignee(s): HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638436 on 02/27/2018 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Perforating gun contact ring
Patent No. D877286 

Inventor(s): Jeremy J. Ursi (Carrollton, TX), Tobias D. Hartman (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): OSO Perforating, LLC (Oklahoma City, OK)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29657527 on 07/23/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cosmetic compact
Patent No. D877417 

Inventor(s): Alexa Hanna (Addison, TX), Jenny DeMarco Staab (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29668421 on 10/30/2018 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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