Dallas Invents: 152 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 8

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

Patents granted include:
•  Toyota's vehicle-based geo-fencing system
•  AT&T's automatic physical access to secure areas
•  Microsoft's optimized sign out for single account services
•  R2 Solutions' system for enhanced search term suggestion
•  AB Creations' vehicle disable black box
•  SMU's additive manufacturing of active devices using dielectric, conductive, and magnetic materials
•  7-Eleven's method for populating a virtual shopping cart based on video of a customers shopping session at a physical store

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 Dec. 8, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 8
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 17
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 8
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 3
G: PHYSICS 46
H: ELECTRICITY 53
DESIGN: 15


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 22
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 8
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 8
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 6
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) 4
PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA) 4
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 4
TRAXXAS LP (McKinney) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

UNASSIGNED 7


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 4
Eric Norman Tucker (Denton) 3
Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove) 3
Kent Poteet (Lucas) 3
Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound) 3
Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney) 2
Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall) 2
Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano) 2
Kurt Peter Wachtler (Richardson) 2
Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

196 days
Systems and methods of constructing composite assemblies
Patent No. 10858090
Assignee: Bell Textron Inc.(Fort Worth)
Inventors: Mitchell Elvin Rains (Weatherford), Ronald J. Measom (Hurst)

2,683 days
Fast intra-prediction mode selection in video coding
Patent No. 10863184
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)
Investor: Hyung Joon Kim (Johns Creek, GA)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Solar timer circuit
Patent No. 10856521 

Inventor(s): John T. Thorngren (Shady Shores, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAND CORPORATION, INC. (Lake Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16866176 on 05/04/2020 (218 days app to issue)

Abstract: A timing circuit is provided comprising a light sensing component operable to generate a raw solar signal, a solar signal regulator comprising a voltage regulator and a low-pass filter, the solar signal regulator coupled to the raw solar signal and generating a regulated solar signal, a comparator coupled to the regulated solar signal and a reference value, the comparator configured to assert a solar output signal when the regulated solar signal exceeds the reference value, and a timing circuit coupled to the solar output signal and configured to assert a timer output signal a preset delay duration after the solar output signal is asserted, and to maintain the timer output signal for a preset output duration.

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


Leash apparatus having housing with photoluminescent coating
Patent No. 10856530 

Inventor(s): Jack Renforth (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15058764 on 03/02/2016 (1742 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leash includes a housing, a spool assembly, a trigger, and a switch. At least a portion of the housing includes a photoluminescent material. The spool assembly is rotatably mounted inside of the housing and is configured to selectively wind a leash. The trigger is movably mounted on an inner section of the grip portion, the trigger being configured to inhibit rotation of the spool assembly in response to actuation of the trigger, and configured to rotate the spool assembly in response to release of the trigger. The switch is mounted on the housing, the switch being configured to move between a locked position in which the trigger is locked in an actuated position, and an unlocked position in which the trigger is free to operate.

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


Time-frequency analysis of electrocardiograms
Patent No. 10856756 

Inventor(s): Aaron Peterson (Frisco, TX), David Krubsack (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): HEART TEST LABORATORIES, INC. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16127676 on 09/11/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electrocardiograms can be analyzed in the time-frequency domain, following conversion into time-frequency maps, to determine characteristics or features of various waveforms, such as waveform morphology and/or the amplitude(s) and location(s) (in time and/or frequency) of one or more extrema of the waveform. Based on comparison of the extrema against thresholds and/or against each other, disease conditions may be determined.

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


Surgical cutting instrument with near-perimeter interlocking coupling arrangement
Patent No. 10856885 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Boykin (Athens, TX), Durrell Tidwell (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic PS Medical, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Harness Dickey (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252889 on 01/21/2019 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blade coupling mechanism for a hand-held surgical cutting instrument includes a first coupling member including a first blade-contacting surface and a first outer perimeter sidewall adjacent the first blade contacting surface. It also includes a second coupling member including a second blade-contacting surface facing the first blade-contacting surface of the first coupling member. The second coupling member includes a second outer perimeter sidewall adjacent the second blade contacting surface. The second blade-contacting surface and the second outer perimeter sidewall meet to define an outer edge. The second coupling member including a bore through the second blade contacting surface. The bore and the second blade contacting surface meeting to define an inner edge. Blade-engaging protrusions project from at least one of the first and second blade-contacting surfaces. The protrusions are spaced closer to the outer edge than the inner edge.

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


Lower leg prosthetic systems and devices
Patent No. 10857006 

Inventor(s): Haley Elizabeth Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
Law Firm: Hartman Global IP Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15614987 on 06/06/2017 (1281 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and devices for use as lower leg prosthetic devices that include a foot portion having anterior and posterior ends and a first surface having a protrusion that protrudes therefrom adjacent the posterior end of the foot portion, has a semispherical or hemispherical surface with a passage therethrough extending laterally relative to the foot portion. The systems and devices further include a toe portion pivotally coupled to the anterior end of the foot portion, and a plate portion configured to couple to an attachment device and thereby be functionally secured to a user. The plate portion has a recess configured to couple with the protrusion of the foot portion. A cylindrical rod is located within the lateral passage of the protrusion and has ends protruding therefrom on oppositely-disposed of the protrusion. The plate portion is pivotally coupled to the ends of the rod on oppositely-disposed lateral sides of the protrusion.

[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]


Mascara formulation
Patent No. 10857079 

Inventor(s): Greg Norman (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298771 on 03/11/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an oil-in-water anionic emulsion for eyelashes, and methods for its use, comprising a continuous phase comprising 35 to 55% by weight of water based on the total weight of the emulsion, a discontinuous phase comprising 15 to 25% by weight of a combination of waxes, wherein the combination of waxes comprises paraffin wax, carnauba wax, beeswax, and candelilla wax based on the total weight of the emulsion, and 5 to 15% by weight of the emulsion of an anionic surfactant system comprising stearic acid, palmitic acid, myristic acid, polyethylene glycol-40 (PEG-40) stearate, and stearyl stearate, wherein the oil-in-water anionic emulsion is capable of thickening the appearance of eyelashes.

[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)


Nano-enhanced optical delivery of exogenous molecules to cells and tissues
Patent No. 10857238 

Inventor(s): Samarendra Kumar Mohanty (Bedford, TX), Sulagna Bhattacharya (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Nanoscope Technologies LLC (Bedford, TX)
Law Firm: CrossPond Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16074041 on 02/13/2017 (1394 days app to issue)

Abstract: Principles of the present disclosure are directed to novel methods and devices for efficient and targeted delivery of impermeable exogenous materials such as small molecules, proteins, antibodies, and genes into cells, both in vitro as well as in vivo, which is of great importance for drug, vaccine and gene delivery for various therapeutic applications. Specifically, the invention provides device and method for targeted nano-enhanced optical delivery of opsins for vision restoration in patients with retinal photodegeneration by conventional intravitreal/sub-retinal injection of gold nano-rods and opsin plasmids followed by scanned/spatially modulated laser beam matching the pathological areas determined by Fundoscopy, OCT or scanning ophthalmoscope.

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


Golf shaft system and golf shaft
Patent No. 10857433 

Inventor(s): Blair M. Philip (Dallas, TX), Byron H. Adams (Indian Wells, CA), Jeffrey T. Halstead (Wylie, TX), Robert E. Stephens (Fort Worth, TX), Trever M. Napier (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BREAKTHROUGH GOLF TECHNOLOGY, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16721025 on 12/19/2019 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club shaft system and golf club shaft possessing unique flexural and torsional rigidity profiles, while providing significant adjustability to fine tune the shaft to a particular golf swing.

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


 

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

Seat back and cushion ventilation assembly
Patent No. 10856664 

Inventor(s): Brandon J. Vick (Milan, MI), Vasile V. Jurge (Canton, MI), Vikas Bhatia (South Lyon, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16294703 on 03/06/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a seat ventilation system for deployment in a seat of a vehicle. Specifically, the seat ventilation system includes a three-dimensional mesh for maintenance of airflow channels and a ductless blower system to prevent system pressure loss. The air-permeable three-dimensional scaffold prevents compression and closure of pad-based airflow channels. The blower system reduces system air pressure loss by residing adjacent to the volume of interest, eliminating the need for ductwork.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Two-stage catalyst for removal of NO[subscript]x [/subscript]from exhaust gas stream
Patent No. 10857504 

Inventor(s): Michael Jones (Orchard Lake, MI), Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI), Torin C. Peck (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: 16435773 on 06/10/2019 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A co-catalyst system for the removal of NO[subscript]x [/subscript]from an exhaust gas stream has a layered oxide and a spinel of formula Ni[subscript]0.15[/subscript]Co[subscript]0.85[/subscript]CoAlO[subscript]4[/subscript]. The system converts to nitric oxide to nitrogen gas with high product specificity. The layered oxide is configured to convert NO[subscript]x [/subscript]in the exhaust gas stream to an N[subscript]2[/subscript]O intermediate, and the spinel is configured to convert the N[subscript]2[/subscript]O intermediate to N[subscript]2[/subscript].

[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]


Electrostatic painting device and method for electrostatic painting of workpieces
Patent No. 10857552 

Inventor(s): Stephen Bennett Elliott (Pilot Point, TX), Venkatesh Kannan Srinivasan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399733 on 04/30/2019 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrostatic painting device capable of reducing any AC or electromagnetic emissions when the device is powered on is provided. The emissions affect electronic components present during painting of various objects or even when the device is powered on. The electromagnetic induction into the conductive circuit elements in turn induces voltages and currents, which potentially harm the micro-electronic circuits. One such device includes a choke between a fluid tip and a high voltage source of the device to reduce these emissions. The voltage source may include at least one capacitor which supplies the AC emissions representing electromagnetic emissions risk during the discharge of paint from the device. The choke connected to the voltage source substantially reduces the emissions involved during the paint discharge, while allowing the discharge of electrons, thereby imparting negative DC charge to the paint and the workpiece, and preventing damage to electronic circuits during the process.

[B05B] SPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES (spray-mixers with nozzles B01F 5/20; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces by spraying B05D) [2]


Coating material storage bag orientation clip and coating material cartridge incorporating the same
Patent No. 10857558 

Inventor(s): Jesse J. M. Neill (Atwood, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382823 on 04/12/2019 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coating material cartridge includes an enclosure, a coating material storage bag received in the enclosure, and a coating material storage bag orientation clip secured within the enclosure. The clip engages a portion of the coating material storage bag to maintain the storage bag in a predetermined fixed orientation within the enclosure during filling of the coating material storage bag with coating material, and also during movement of the coating material cartridge.

[B05B] SPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES (spray-mixers with nozzles B01F 5/20; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces by spraying B05D) [2]


Systems and related methods for manufacturing ring pull bottle crowns
Patent No. 10857586 

Inventor(s): Abe Frishman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): World Bottling Cap, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15698122 on 09/07/2017 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: Ring pull crowns require equipment and related methods for manufacturing. A method of manufacturing a ring pull crown includes forming a plurality of crown bodies from a first source material and forming a plurality of pull ring and tab assemblies from a second source material. In addition, such a method may include forming a plurality of ring pull crowns by combining each crown body of the plurality of crown bodies with a corresponding pull ring and tab assembly from the plurality of pull ring and tab assemblies. Also, such method may also include forming a circumferential skirt that descends below a top of each ring pull crown and removing the plurality of ring pull crowns from the first source material.

[B21D] WORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL (working or processing of wire B21F)


Additive manufacturing of active devices using dielectric, conductive, and magnetic materials
Patent No. 10857730 

Inventor(s): Adam Cohen (Dallas, TX), Edmond Richer (Richardson, TX), Paul Samuel Krueger (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543313 on 08/16/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a process, system and apparatus for multi-material additive manufacturing process comprising: extruding an extrudable material through a nozzle capable of moving along one or more axis and concurrently extruding one or more filaments, wherein the filament is embedded in, on or about the extrudable material from the nozzle.

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


System and method for forming a diaphragm by three-dimensional printing
Patent No. 10857777 

Inventor(s): David O. Plummer (Irving, TX), James M. West (Dallas, TX), Madhusudhan Reddy Kotragouda Basappa (Frisco, TX), Nathan A. Quinn (McKinney, TX), Tony A. Durant (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15271424 on 09/21/2016 (1539 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods are directed toward manufacturing a diaphragm using three-dimensional printing techniques.

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


E-mirror automatic position adjustment system
Patent No. 10857941 

Inventor(s): Coh L. Yoshizaki (Wixom, MI), David B. Auner (South Lyon, MI), Varun J. Prabhakar (Saline, 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: 16259940 on 01/28/2019 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing a view of an environment behind a vehicle. The system includes a camera located on a track and connected to the vehicle, the camera configured to detect image data of the environment behind the vehicle. The system also includes an actuator configured to move a position of the camera along the track. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to determine, based on the image data, whether the view of the environment behind the vehicle is obscured. The ECU is configured to adjust, using the actuator, the position of the camera along the track when the view of the environment behind the vehicle is obscured until the view of the environment behind the vehicle is unobscured or less obscured. The system includes a rear-view mirror connected to the ECU and configured to display the view of the environment behind the vehicle.

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


Clip assemblies
Patent No. 10857954 

Inventor(s): Joshua S. Lynch (Temperance, MI), Praveen Kumar (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: 16524644 on 07/29/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clip assembly includes a mating component that includes including a mating opening. The clip assembly may also include an attachment component that includes a base wall, a clip body, a pair of sidewalls, an end wall, and a base aperture formed in the base wall. The end walls extend between the pair of sidewalls such that the pair of sidewalls and the end wall at least partially bound the base aperture. The clip body connects with the pair of sidewalls, and the clip body includes an engagement member configured to engage with the mating opening of the mating component to releasably couple the attachment component with the mating component.

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


Method and apparatus for disabling a vehicle
Patent No. 10857973 

Inventor(s): Artis Williams (DeSoto, TX), Chek S Poh (Garland, TX), W. Brad Robinson (Dallas, TX), Walter Erik Kicinski (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): AB Creations, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14934930 on 11/06/2015 (1859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle disable black box in an owner”s automobile and will allow a police vehicle to disable the automobile in the event it is stolen and involved in a high speed chase. A police transceiver is located inside a police vehicle. A vehicle disable software program, installed in the police computer, will give the police officer access to the description of nearby automobiles which are equipped with a Vehicle disable black box. Via the software program, the police officer will view a number of automobiles on the computer screen. Using several key features in the software i.e. make, model, license plate, etc., the police officer will determine which automobile is the correct one to disable, and broadcast wirelessly a signal targeting only the desired vehicle. This ”disable” signal will be received by the targeted vehicle disable black box, and shut off power to the fuel line of the automobile.

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


Systems and methods of constructing composite assemblies
Patent No. 10858090 

Inventor(s): Mitchell Elvin Rains (Weatherford, TX), Ronald J. Measom (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882878 on 05/26/2020 (196 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite assembly has an outer spar component having an outer spar component inner profile, an inner spar component having an inner spar component outer profile substantially complementary to the outer spar component inner profile, and an adhesive disposed between the outer spar component and the inner spar component.

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


Helicopter skid landing gear
Patent No. 10858091 

Inventor(s): Brian Lafon (Johnson City, TN), Emery N. Ward (Johnson City, TN), John C. Larkin, III (Bristol, TN), Ricky Jenkins (Bluff City, TN), William P. Sumner (Kingsport, TN)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047907 on 07/27/2018 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a first aspect, there is a helicopter skid landing gear assembly including a front cross tube configured to interconnect two skid tubes; and a rear cross tube configured to interconnect two skid tubes; wherein at least one of the cross tubes comprises a monolithic metallic tube having a cross-section with a round exterior shape and an elliptical hollow portion therein. In a second aspect, there is a method for retrofitting a helicopter with a landing gear assembly; the method including providing a front cross tube and a rear cross tube, at least one of the front cross tube and the rear cross tube comprises a monolithic metallic tube having a cross-section with a substantially round exterior shape and an elliptical hollow portion therein; and connecting the front cross tube and rear cross tube to a fuselage.

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


Method of blade fold for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10858094 

Inventor(s): Amarjit Kizhakkepat (Fort Worth, TX), Glenn Alan Shimek (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16030406 on 07/09/2018 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of blade fold for a tiltrotor aircraft includes configuring the tiltrotor aircraft in a flight ready position with a rotor system in an inverted-Y position, unlocking a first rotor blade of the rotor system to permit the first rotor blade to pivot relative to a yoke of the rotor system, restraining the first rotor blade to allow the first rotor blade to pivot relative to the yoke as the yoke is rotated, rotating the rotor system in a first direction so that the first rotor blade pivots closer to a second rotor blade, rotating the rotor system in a second direction to orient the rotor system into a modified inverted-Y position, unlocking a third rotor blade to allow the third rotor blade to pivot relative to the yoke as the yoke is rotated, and rotating the rotor system in the second direction so that the third rotor blade pivots closer to the second rotor blade.

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


Pusher rotorcraft drivetrain
Patent No. 10858116 

Inventor(s): Alan C. Ewing (Keller, TX), Carey W. Cannon (Colleyville, TX), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Jaret F. Burgess (Fort Worth, TX), Levi C. Hefner (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120676 on 09/04/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pusher rotorcraft is provided in one example embodiment and may include at least one engine in mechanical communication with a drop-down gearbox; a driveshaft in mechanical communication with the drop-down gearbox, a main rotor gearbox, and a tail system gearbox; a main rotor system in mechanical communication with the main rotor gearbox; an anti-torque system in mechanical communication with the tail system gearbox; and a pusher propeller system in mechanical communication with the tail system gearbox.

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


Collapsible product mover
Patent No. 10858197 

Inventor(s): Ben O”Brien (Omaha, NE), Darian Carr (Frisco, TX), Ikram Khan (Frisco, TX), Jason Bellar (Bella Vista, AR), Richard Steele (Frisco, TX), Tom Karol (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16714513 on 12/13/2019 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments and features of a product moving system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a collapsible product mover comprises a first portion having proximal and distal end, and a top side and a bottom side; a second portion having a proximal and distal end, and a top side and a bottom side, wherein the proximal end of the second portion coupled with the distal end of the first portion; and a support structure beneath at least the first portion; wherein the first and second portions are configured to move between an open position and a folded position, wherein in the folded position the top side of the first portion faces the top side of the second portion.

[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)


Passive internal ice protection systems for engine inlets
Patent No. 10858995 

Inventor(s): Roger J. Aubert (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16016159 on 06/22/2018 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an engine cover covering a side-facing rotorcraft engine and having an opening and an ice protection member mounted on the engine cover between the opening and the engine, an area of the ice protection member smaller than an area of the opening. The ice protection member is configured to partially cover the opening to prevent ice having a particular size from entering into the engine and to allow air flow downstream into the engine.

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


Adjustable tool holder
Patent No. 10859328 

Inventor(s): Stanley D Winnard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15888080 on 02/04/2018 (1038 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable tool holder for holding elongate hand held tools. The tool holder comprises a telescopically adjustable base member comprising an elongate, rectangular, hollow outer member and an elongate rectangular inner member configured to be snugly and slidably received within the outer member, the inner member adapted to be secured to the outer member at a plurality of lock positions thereby rendering the length of the base member adjustable. The tool holder further comprises a compression spring, one end of which is secured at the free end of the outer member and the other end of which is secured at the free end of the inner member. The length of the spring is subject to change in accordance with the change in the length of the base member. A tool is adapted to be held between two consecutive loops of the spring.

[B25H] WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS


 

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

Compostable biopolymer adhesive
Patent No. 10858550 

Inventor(s): Ana Maria Davidov (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Plager Schack LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160823 on 10/15/2018 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compostable biopolymer adhesive may include a starch, a hydroxylic liquid, a preservative mixture, a crystallization inhibitor, and a carbonate, wherein the compostable biopolymer may be free of synthetic materials yet has a long shelf life, is stable at room temperature, and which can be used to make slime for play.

[C09J] ADHESIVES; NON-MECHANICAL ASPECTS OF ADHESIVE PROCESSES IN GENERAL; ADHESIVE PROCESSES NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; USE OF MATERIALS AS ADHESIVES (surgical adhesives A61L 24/00; adhesives on the basis of non specified organic macromolecular compounds used as bonding agents in layered products B32B; labelling fabrics or comparable materials or articles with deformable surface using adhesives and thermo-activatable adhesives respectively B65C 5/02, B65C 5/04; preparation of glue or gelatine C09H; adhesive labels, tag tickets or similar identification of indication means G09F 3/10) [5]


Methods for diagnosing and assessing risk of developing glomerulosclerosis
Patent No. 10858705 

Inventor(s): Elizabeth J. Brown (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Children”s Medical Center Corporation (Boston, MA), The Brigham and Women”s Hospital, Inc. (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15297804 on 10/19/2016 (1511 days app to issue)

Abstract: This document features method related to variants in the Inverted Formin 2 (INF2) gene that are associated with susceptibility to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). For example, methods of using such variants for risk assessment and for diagnosing and optimizing treatment of FSGS are provided.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Methods of forming an asphalt shingle waste powder from asphalt shingle waste
Patent No. 10858790 

Inventor(s): Dale Kelley (Flower Mound, TX), James Svec (Kearney, NJ), Kirby Erickson (Waxahachie, TX), Kris Edelsward (Lockport, NY), Michael T. Ferraro (Savannah, GA), Paul Richardson (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16883503 on 05/26/2020 (196 days app to issue)

Abstract: Non-limiting embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method comprising: obtaining asphalt shingle waste (ASW) and performing grinding, screening, and separating steps on the ASW. In some embodiments, granules are removed from the ASW. In some embodiments, the method transforms ASW into ASW powder. In some embodiments, the ASW powder is formed into a plurality of briquettes. In some embodiments, at least one of: the ASW powder, the plurality of briquettes, or any combination thereof is fed into a mixing process that results in an ASW powder filled coating.

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


Pavement marking cleaning system
Patent No. 10858792 

Inventor(s): Erick McCallum (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Annihilator Cleaning Equipment, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16003903 on 06/08/2018 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for using a fluid to clean markings on a hard surface includes a cleaning hood operably mounted on wheels for movement across the hard surface with the cleaning hood positioned immediately above the hard surface, a set of a plurality of cleaning arms of a selected length, the cleaning arms mounted for rotation under the cleaning hood and defining a cleaning area swept by the cleaning arms, a plurality of nozzles, each nozzle mounted on one of the plurality of cleaning arms, a cleaning fluid connection carried by the hood, the cleaning fluid connection configured to fluidly connect the nozzles and cleaning arms to a cleaning fluid supply, a vacuum connection carried by the hood, the vacuum connection configured to apply vacuum from a vacuum pump to remove contaminated cleaning fluid from the hard surface to a waste fluid storage tank, and a second set of a plurality of cleaning arms of a second selected length, wherein the plurality of cleaning arms of a selected length may be replaced by the second set of cleaning arms of a second selected length, altering the cleaning area swept by the cleaning arms.

[E01H] STREET CLEANING; CLEANING OF PERMANENT WAYS; CLEANING BEACHES; CLEANING LAND; DISPERSING FOG IN GENERAL (mowers convertible to apparatus for sweeping or cleaning lawns or other surfaces, e.g. to remove snow, or capable of sweeping or cleaning lawns or other surfaces A01D 42/06; cleaning in general B08B) [4]


Tool and method for forming shower base elements
Patent No. 10858849 

Inventor(s): Luis Bautista (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: William Lovin Assoc., LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15880755 on 01/26/2018 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool and a method for creating a base element for a shower installation are disclosed. Specifically, the tool relates to a multi-level, rotary mounted form arm and an edge support for forming mortar into a properly sloped shower base.

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


Lockset with powered retraction
Patent No. 10858862 

Inventor(s): Brendan Szuwalski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Schlage Lock Company LLC (Carmel, IN)
Law Firm: Taft Stettinius Hollister LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16185548 on 11/09/2018 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary lockset includes a first bolt, a second bolt, and a drive assembly operable to retract the first bolt and the second bolt. The drive assembly includes a first gear train including a first input gear and a first output gear operably connected with the first bolt, a second gear train including a second input gear and a second output gear operably connected with the second bolt, a third input gear, and an electromechanical driver operable to rotate the third input gear in an unlocking direction. The third input gear is engaged with the first input gear and the second input gear such that rotation of the third input gear in the unlocking direction causes rotation of the first and second output gears, thereby retracting the first and second bolts.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Auto-bleeding setting tool with oil shut-off valve and method
Patent No. 10858898 

Inventor(s): Jeremy Castaneda (Weatherford, TX), Wayne Rosenthal (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16026606 on 07/03/2018 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A setting tool for setting an auxiliary tool in a well, the setting tool including a housing having a floating piston, the floating piston separating the housing into a pressure chamber, located upstream the floating piston, and a hydraulic chamber located downstream the floating piston; an internal plug having an upstream end attached to the floating piston and having a downstream end extending into the hydraulic chamber; and a cover-insert member covering the downstream end of the internal plug. The internal plug has an internal passage that fluidly communicates (1) with an internal passage through the floating piston, at one end, and (2) with a port at the other end, and the port is covered by the cover-insert member.

[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]


Liner conveyed stand alone and treat system
Patent No. 10858907 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Albert Kuo (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16097534 on 03/05/2018 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well completion assembly and method including apparatus for setting a liner hanger, screens and liner within a wellbore, performing an acid treatment and cementing a liner in a single trip.

[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]


Biflex with flow lines
Patent No. 10858916 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16323109 on 04/18/2018 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a well screen assembly, and method of use therefore. The well screen assembly, in one embodiment, includes a plurality of fluid collecting elements, wherein the fluid collecting elements have collection troughs extending along a length thereof. The well screen assembly, of this embodiment, further includes filter elements positioned over the collection troughs, and flexure mechanisms connecting proximate pairs of the fluid collecting elements, the flexure mechanisms allowing the plurality of fluid collecting elements to radially extend from a compact state to a radially extended 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]


Systems and methods for estimating forces on a drill bit
Patent No. 10858927 

Inventor(s): Yuzhen Xue (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15107333 on 12/30/2014 (2170 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for estimating real-time bit forces experienced on a drill bit and decoupling bit force disturbances. Real-time bit forces can be estimated based on bit force observers using measurements from downhole sensor subs. Model-based observers that adopted to estimate the bit force from downhole sensor sub measurements. Strain and torque measurements as measured by the sensor subs are used to estimate bit force and bit torque. These measurements can be observed using an effective observer design with the estimated bit force and bit torque based on sensor sub measurements to track the real bit force and bit torque. Observations of estimated bit forces and identified bit force disturbances can be used perform drilling dynamics modeling and identify the occurrence of negative drilling events.

[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

 

Soft-bodied actuator with pinched configuration
Patent No. 10859101 

Inventor(s): Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, 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: 16214837 on 12/10/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A soft-bodied actuator can be configured to be in a pinched or contracted configuration when power is not supplied to the actuator. Thus, a supply of electrical energy is not needed to maintain the actuator in the pinched or contracted configuration. The actuator can include a central bladder. The central bladder can include a flexible casing that defines a central fluid chamber. The central fluid chamber can include a dielectric fluid. A first conductor and a second conductor can be operatively connected to opposite portions of the central bladder. The actuator can be configured such that, in the activated mode, the first and second conductors receive electrical energy from a power source such that they are like charged, causing the first and second conductors to repel each other. The central fluid chamber can include a particulate material to help maintain the central bladder in the pinched configuration.

[F15B] SYSTEMS ACTING BY MEANS OF FLUIDS IN GENERAL; FLUID-PRESSURE ACTUATORS, e.g. SERVOMOTORS; DETAILS OF FLUID-PRESSURE SYSTEMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (motors, turbines, compressors, blowers, pumps F01-F04; fluid dynamics F15D; fluid clutches or brakes F16D; fluid springs F16F; fluid gearing F16H; pistons, cylinders, packing F16J; valves, taps, cocks, actuating-floats F16K; safety valves with auxiliary fluid operation of the main valve F16K 17/10; fluid-operating means for valves F16K 31/12; pipes, pipe joints F16L; lubricating F16N)


[F] MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING


Pumpjack inertia capacitor
Patent No. 10859137 

Inventor(s): William Terry Lester (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16217783 on 12/12/2018 (727 days app to issue)

Abstract: A kinetic energy storage device, a pumpjack inertia capacitor (PIC), for use with an oil well pumpjack, the PIC includes a primary shaft assembly to transfer power and torque between a prime mover of the oil well pumpjack, a flywheel assembly having one or more flywheels, and an output assembly, the one or more flywheels absorb and then transfer torque to an oil well pumping unit to enable the oil well pumping unit to operate at a near constant speed; and the one or more flywheels enable the prime mover to operate at a near constant speed and a near constant power.

[F16H] GEARING


[F] MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING


Polymer ammunition having a primer insert with a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 10859352 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton IP, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571816 on 09/16/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an polymer ammunition having a primer insert having a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive a polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the bottom surface and the groove is adapted to receive polymer at least partially over the bottom surface.

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


ID-based control unit-key fob pairing
Patent No. 10857975 

Inventor(s): Eric Peeters (Frisco, TX), Jin-Meng Ho (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16519779 on 07/23/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for pairing a key fob with a control unit is provided. The key fob executes an ID authenticated key agreement protocol with a pairing device based on a key fob identification to authenticate one another and to generate a first encryption key. The pairing device encrypts a control unit identification using the first encryption key. The key fob receives the encrypted control unit identification transmitted from the pairing device. The key fob then executes an ID authenticated key agreement protocol with the control unit based on the control unit identification to authenticate one another and to generate a second encryption key. The key fob then receives an operational key transmitted from the control unit that is encrypted with the second encryption key.

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


Systems and methods with dead-reckoning
Patent No. 10859379 

Inventor(s): Dominique Paul Barbier (Scotts Valley, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15683186 on 08/22/2017 (1204 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for determining a speed of a vehicle in a dead-reckoning system includes measuring a centripetal acceleration, using an accelerometer, of the vehicle traversing a curved path on a plane of travel. The method also includes measuring an angular velocity, using a gyroscope, of the vehicle. The speed of the vehicle is calculated from the centripetal acceleration and the angular velocity.

[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)


Method for determining, predicting and correcting breakout friction errors influencing aircraft telescopic landing gear strut pressures
Patent No. 10859431 

Inventor(s): C. Kirk Nance (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Decker Jones, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15841836 on 12/14/2017 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aircraft landing gear strut breakout friction values are used to correct measured strut pressure as related to the amount of weight supported; with the ability to generate and refine the breakout friction value database, and a further ability to predict a future breakout friction correction value by trending historical measurements, as compared to recent measurements, as further compared to real-time breakout friction values. The system is used in monitoring, measuring, computing and displaying the weight and center of gravity for aircraft utilizing telescopic oleo landing gear struts. Pressure sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, axle deflection sensors, accelerometers, inclinometers are mounted in relation to landing gear struts to monitor, measure and record strut pressure as related to strut telescopic movement, rates of strut telescopic movement, axle deflection, current temperature, current relative humidity, vertical acceleration; experienced by landing gear struts, as the aircraft proceeds through typical ground and flight operations.

[G01G] WEIGHING


Calibration arrangement, optical sensor arrangement, and method for assembly line in-situ calibration of an optical device comprising an optical sensor
Patent No. 10859433 

Inventor(s): David Mehrl (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): AMS AG (Unterpremstaetten, , AT)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15767971 on 10/13/2016 (1517 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly line in-situ calibration arrangement, optical sensor arrangement and a method for calibration of an optical sensor arrangement are presented. A calibration arrangement comprises a calibration head comprising at least one calibrated light source located behind an aperture in a housing and being electrically connected to a power terminal. A power source is connected to the power terminal, the power source comprising a switching unit electrically connected to the at least one light source. An interface unit is connected to the switching unit by means of an interface connection, wherein the interface unit is arranged to control the switching unit. A control unit is connected to the interface unit, wherein the control unit is arranged to drive the interface unit such that the at least one light source is switched to emit a calibration pulse sequence to be received by the optical sensor arrangement to be placed with respect of the aperture. The calibration pulse sequence is arranged to initiate a calibration mode of operation of the optical sensor arrangement.

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


Method and apparatus for VSWR estimation using cross-correlation and real sampling without the need for time alignment
Patent No. 10859615 

Inventor(s): Darrell Barabash (Grapevine, TX), Ramasamy Gopalan (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15135823 on 04/22/2016 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products using spectrum analysis or cross correlation techniques to discriminate against interference. These approaches are straight forward if both the forward and reflected signals contain complex or quadrature (I and Q) samples. But, if only single axis samples are available as is often the case to reduce the sampling rate, the resulting samples could represent the I component, the Q component or, more likely, some combination of the two. This generally requires some type of time alignment procedure to ensure proper phase. Assuming that the transmitted signal exists in complex form, this signal can be mathematically rotated in phase and then single axis sampled for comparison against the single axis reflected signal. If the rotation is done over equally spaced intervals that spans one complete cycle, the average of the absolute value all such return loss ratios will approach the actual return loss ratio and the interference will be suppressed. The resultant can be compared to a threshold value and trigger an alarm.

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


Receiver equalization and stressed eye testing system
Patent No. 10859626 

Inventor(s): Gang Zhao (Chandler, AZ), Xusheng Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Yongyao Li (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16039945 on 07/19/2018 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of conducting bit error rate testing of an electronic device under test using a bit error rate tester (BERT) includes configuring the BERT with one or more of jitter, noise, and timing settings to derive a desired receiver stressed eye diagram; connecting the electronic device under test to the BERT via an inter-symbol interference channel that introduces delays for creation of the desired receiver stressed eye diagram at the electronic device under test; the BERT placing the electronic device under test into a loopback mode whereby data transmitted to the electronic device under test by the BERT is transmitted back to the BERT for comparison to the data transmitted to the electronic device under test; the BERT transmitting a data pattern into the electronic device under test; and the BERT comparing the data pattern transmitted to the electronic device under test by the BERT to data received back from the electronic device under test during the loopback mode to detect a bit error rate.

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


Systems and methods for direction finding using augmented spatial sample covariance matrices
Patent No. 10859664 

Inventor(s): James M. Bowden (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16267824 on 02/05/2019 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A direction finding (DF) system and technique using a switched network architecture to couple a first plurality of antenna elements to a second, fewer, plurality of channels of an RF receiver. The RF receiver provides signals to a DF processor which combines data sampled at phase centers of the plurality of array elements. Such combined data samples may be used to estimate a direction of a received signal. The antenna elements may be configured into subarrays and a switch network couples different groups of subarrays to the RF receiver channels during different dwell times. Data collected during each dwell may be used to generate a spatial sample covariance matrix (SCM) and multiple spatial SCMs may be combined to provide aggregate covariance matrix values. A DF processor uses values from the aggregate covariance matrix to provide an output signal indicative of the direction of a received signal.

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


Fiber enclosure
Patent No. 10859782 

Inventor(s): Brad Neil Grunwald (Garland, TX), Jeffrey William Tebeau (Dallas, TX), Maro Radenovic (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Ortronics, Inc. (New London, CT)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16223756 on 12/18/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved media patching systems, and related methods of use. The present disclosure provides improved systems/methods for the design and use of patching systems configured to support multiple media connections (e.g., high density media connections). More particularly, the present disclosure provides advantageous systems/methods for the design and use of media patching systems that include improved features and structures (e.g., camming door; stackable cable manager members; tool-less mounting attachments; cable/fiber retention grommets; pivotable cable management arms; removable panel members; sliding label fields). Moreover, exemplary media patching systems disclosed herein advantageously provide improved access to the media connectors and/or cabling elements.

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


Systems and methods for safely operating a mobile virtual reality system
Patent No. 10859831 

Inventor(s): Jason Dong Uk Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Facebook Technologies, LLC (Menlo Park, CA)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15981132 on 05/16/2018 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include receiving an indication of a baseline elevation representing a base plane of a real-world environment, receiving a request via a user device to initiate a boundary definition state, monitoring an elevation and an orientation of the user device during manipulation to generate elevation data and orientation data during the boundary definition state, and defining a virtual boundary in a virtual-world environment based on the baseline elevation, the elevation data, and the orientation data. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.

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


Vehicle-based geo-fencing system
Patent No. 10859992 

Inventor(s): Michael C. Edwards (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160512 on 10/15/2018 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling an automation system. Entrance of an authorized person within a geo-fence for an automation system is detected. A determination is made as to whether the authorized person has entered the geo-fence in a registered vehicle. The automation system is controlled to perform at least one operation from a first set of operations in response to a determination that the authorized person has entered the geo-fence in a registered vehicle. The automation system is controlled to perform at least one operation from a second set of operations in response to a determination that the authorized person has not entered the geo-fence in a registered vehicle.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


System and method for automated descend-to-hover flight mode
Patent No. 10860037 

Inventor(s): Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsin, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991369 on 05/29/2018 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for controlling a rotorcraft, including receiving, by a fly-by-wire (FBW) system of the rotorcraft, a pilot input that initiates an automated descend-to-hover flight mode, scheduling, by the FBW system, a descend plane for bringing the rotorcraft to a hover, and autonomously descending and decelerating the rotorcraft according to the descend plane in response to determining that the rotorcraft has entered the automated descend-to-hover flight mode and until the rotorcraft reaches a hover or the rotorcraft exits the automated descend-to-hover flight mode.

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


System and method for automatic rotorcraft tail strike protection
Patent No. 10860038 

Inventor(s): Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15905349 on 02/26/2018 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment rotorcraft includes a main rotor, one or more flight controls connected to the main rotor and operational to control flight characteristics of the main rotor by pitching a nose of the rotorcraft upward, and a flight control computer (FCC) operable to determine an attitude command and to generate an adjusted attitude command by adjusting a magnitude of the attitude command according to an above ground level (AGL) altitude of the rotorcraft. The FCC is further operable to control a flight characteristic of the rotorcraft by sending the adjusted attitude command to one or more flight controls.

[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)


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system that places portions of correlithm objects and portions of a mapping table in a distributed node network
Patent No. 10860348 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15935644 on 03/26/2018 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed node network to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes a distribution node, first and second intermediate calculation nodes, and first and second final calculation nodes. The distribution node stores a correlithm object mapping table that comprises a plurality of source correlithm objects and a plurality of corresponding target correlithm objects. It divides each source correlithm object into at least first and second portions. It further divides the correlithm object mapping table into at least first and second portions. The first and second intermediate calculation nodes store the first and second portions of each source correlithm object, respectively. The first and second final calculation nodes stores the first and second portions of the mapping table, respectively.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system that uses portions of correlithm objects and portions of a mapping table in a distributed node network
Patent No. 10860349 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15935822 on 03/26/2018 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed node network to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes a plurality of intermediate calculation nodes, a plurality of final calculation nodes, and a resolution node. Each intermediate calculation node determines the smallest n-dimensional distance between at least a portion of an input correlithm object and a corresponding portion of a plurality of source correlithm objects from a correlithm object mapping table. Each final calculation node identifies, from each of a plurality of portions of the mapping table, the source correlithm object with the smallest n-dimensional distance to the input correlithm object. The resolution node outputs a target correlithm object that corresponds to the source correlithm object with the smallest n-dimensional distance to the input correlithm object.

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


Automatically detecting time-of-fault bugs in cloud systems
Patent No. 10860411 

Inventor(s): Chen Tian (Union City, CA), Feng Ye (Mississauga, , CA), Guangpu Li (Chicago, IL), Haopeng Liu (Beijing, , CN), Shan Lu (Chicago, IL), Shen Chi Chen (San Jose, CA), Xu Wang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938841 on 03/28/2018 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a network element (NE) in a distributed system, the method comprising tracing an execution of a program in the distributed system to produce a record of the execution of the program, wherein the record indicates states of shared resources at various times during the execution of the program, identifying a vulnerable operation that occurred during the program execution based on the record, wherein the record indicates that a first shared resource of the shared resources is in a flawed state after a node that caused the first shared resource to be in the flawed state crashed, and determining that the vulnerable operation results in a time of fault (TOF) bug based on performing a fault-tolerance mechanism.

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


Systems, methods and media for testing computer-executable code involving sensitive-information domains
Patent No. 10860466 

Inventor(s): Andrew Baldwin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823251 on 03/18/2020 (265 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, computer-readable media and apparatuses for testing executable code in sensitive-information domains are provided. A synthetic data set is received, where the synthetic data set includes generated subjects and corresponding information associated with the generated subjects. An active data set is received, where the active data set includes active subjects and corresponding information associated with the active subjects. The corresponding information associated with the active subjects includes sensitive information requiring privacy protection. The synthetic data set and the active data set are compared using an algorithm to identify the generated subjects that produce decisioning outcomes similar to decisioning outcomes of the active data set. A testing data set is generated by selecting the generated subjects identified using the algorithm and corresponding information associated with the identified generated subjects. The testing data set is output to a code-testing environment. Computer-executable code in the code-testing environment is tested using the testing data set.

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


Multi-device burst update method
Patent No. 10860509 

Inventor(s): Gregory Alan Watkins (Plano, TX), Michael Joseph Koltun, IV (Dallas, TX), Nagesh Narayana Swamy (Bangalore, , IN), Randall Stephen Preissig (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16519507 on 07/23/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a non-transitory storage medium storing a set of instructions, which upon being implemented by a processing element cause the processing element to initiate a burst update communication session from a master microcontroller device on a bus and provide a burst address in the burst update communication session from the master microcontroller device to slave microcontroller devices on the bus. The slave microcontroller devices on the bus can have a burst address to concurrently activate the slave microcontroller devices to read data. The instructions can also cause the processing element to provide burst data corresponding to a burst update from the master microcontroller device to the slave microcontroller devices on the bus based on the burst address, and conclude the burst update communication session from the master microcontroller device to the slave microcontroller devices on the bus.

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


Method and system for enhanced search term suggestion
Patent No. 10860578 

Inventor(s): Farzin Maghoul (Hayward, CA), Kazuhiro Nakao (Sunnyvale, CA), Shenhong Zhu (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): R2 Solutions, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: The Noblitt Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052898 on 08/02/2018 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method, system, and programs for providing enhanced search term suggestions. A set of incomplete search terms indicating a sequence of search terms entered may be received. It may be detected that the sequence contains a descending phase followed by an ascending phase. In response to the detection, a pair of misinput term and corresponding corrected term may be identified in the set of incomplete search terms. A probability with respect to the misinput term is a misinput of the corresponding corrected term may be determined based on a historical context. Using such a probability, an incomplete search term containing the misinput term may be corrected. One or more proposed search terms may be determined based on the corrected incomplete search term for suggestion to the user.

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


Localized selectable location and/or time for search queries and/or search query results
Patent No. 10860672 

Inventor(s): Guilherme Chapiewski (Cupertino, CA), Lars Erik Holmquist (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): R2 Solutions, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: The Noblitt Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15870520 on 01/12/2018 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: Briefly, embodiments of methods or systems providing a mobile device user with localized and/or time-selectable search query terms and/or search results are provided.

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


Augmented reality generated human challenge
Patent No. 10860705 

Inventor(s): Jayaraman Ganeshmani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16413902 on 05/16/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: A human challenge can be presented in an augmented reality user interface. A user can use a camera of a smart device to capture a video stream of the user”s surroundings, and the smart device can superimpose a representation of an object on the image or video stream being captured by the smart device. The smart device can display in the user interface the image or video stream and the object superimposed thereon. The user will be prompted to perform a task with respect to one or more of these augmented reality objects displayed in the user interface. If the user properly performs the task, e.g., selects the correct augmented reality objects, the application will validate the user as a person.

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


Side channel aware automatic place and route
Patent No. 10860771 

Inventor(s): Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CHAOLOGIX, INC. (Gainesville, FL)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16076304 on 02/07/2017 (1400 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power planning phase module, a placement phase module, and a routing phase module are provided that can replace, supplement, or enhance existing electronic design automation (EDA) software tools. The power planning phase module adds distributed power sources and a network of switching elements to the power frame or ring assigned to regions of a chip (that may be identified during a floor planning stage). The placement phase module optimizes a number and type of cells attached to each power source of the distributed power sources already added or to be added during the power planning phase. The routing phase module optimizes routing length to, for example, mask power consumption.

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


Collaborative email with hierarchical signature authority
Patent No. 10860784 

Inventor(s): Kulvir Singh Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): PAYPAL, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15889062 on 02/05/2018 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: Writing a collaborative email document with hierarchical authorities including establishing a collaborative email document on an administrator”s computer, identifying one or more signatories for the document, identifying one or more collaborators who are authorized to view and edit the document, providing to the collaborators copies of the document for viewing and editing, where the collaborators” copies reside on collaborators” computers, updating the copies of the document on collaborators” computers with revisions from the collaborators, and sending the collaborative email document from the administrator”s computer to addressees when the document bears valid digital signatures from all signatories. Typical embodiments also include providing at least one user authority to delegate signature authority, establishing a hierarchy of delegation authority for signatures, establishing at least one authority delegation policy including at least one rule for automated delegation of signature authority among signatories and delegating signature authority from at least one signatory to another.

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


Utilizing a trained multi-modal combination model for content and text-based evaluation and distribution of digital video content to client devices
Patent No. 10860858 

Inventor(s): Somdeb Sarkhel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ADOBE INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Keller Jolley Preece (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009559 on 06/15/2018 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer readable media that utilize a trained multi-modal combination model for content and text-based evaluation and distribution of digital video content to client devices. For example, systems described herein include training and/or utilizing a combination of trained visual and text-based prediction models to determine predicted performance metrics for a digital video. The systems described herein can further utilize a multi-modal combination model to determine a combined performance metric that considers both visual and textual performance metrics of the digital video. The systems described herein can further select one or more digital videos for distribution to one or more client devices based on combined performance metrics associated with the digital videos.

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


High-density neuromorphic computing element
Patent No. 10860923 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15488419 on 04/14/2017 (1334 days app to issue)

Abstract: A neuromorphic device for the analog computation of a linear combination of input signals, for use, for example, in an artificial neuron. The neuromorphic device provides non-volatile programming of the weights, and fast evaluation and programming, and is suitable for fabrication at high density as part of a plurality of neuromorphic devices. The neuromorphic device is implemented as a vertical stack of flash-like cells with a common control gate contact and individually contacted source-drain (SD) regions. The vertical stacking of the cells enables efficient use of layout resources.

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


Phase shifter, quantum logic gate apparatus, optical quantum computing apparatus, and phase shift method
Patent No. 10860944 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234083 on 12/27/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phase shifter, a quantum logic gate apparatus, an optical quantum computing apparatus, and a phase shift method, where the phase shifter includes an optical resonant cavity and a quantum point, where a resonance frequency of the optical resonant cavity is [subscript]c[/subscript], the quantum point is located in the optical resonant cavity, and a transition frequency of the quantum point is [subscript]x[/subscript], the quantum point and the optical resonant cavity are coupled to form a coupled system, and a transition energy difference of the coupled system is determined by [subscript]c[/subscript], [subscript]x[/subscript], and a coupling strength between the quantum point and the optical resonant cavity (g), and [subscript]x [/subscript]is set.

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


Table-driven data storage system for multi-departure, multi-cabin travel seat inventory optimization
Patent No. 10860952 

Inventor(s): Aurelien Vidal (Kirkland, WA), Soufiane Ahallal (Irving, TX), Sudhakar Tumma (Southlake, TX), Tassio Andrade Carvalho (Dallas, TX), Yuxi Xiao (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): American Airlines, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796454 on 10/27/2017 (1138 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method that includes receiving for each passenger: a PNR; a passenger identification number (”PIN”); a passenger”s historical itinerary; a fare; and an assigned seat. The method also includes assigning each PIN with a customer segment; storing the assignment within a first table; and then associating, using the first table and hierarchical rules stored within a second table, each PIN with a demand category. The method also includes identifying a product market; identifying a demand for the product market by each demand category; representing, using a utility function, the demand for the product market; and using the utility functions in a variable pricing strategy for the product market. The method also includes changing the hierarchical rules to alter the association between customer segments and demand categories without changing logic code, thereby increasing flexibility of the 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]


Methods and systems for efficient promotional price adjustment
Patent No. 10861038 

Inventor(s): Nagaraja R. Kamireddy (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Home Depot Product Authority, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499655 on 04/27/2017 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A promotion price adjustment system of the present application utilizes improved data definitions, caching, and a combination of online and offline processing to increase the efficiency and speed of applying promotional discounts in electronic retail systems. The system performs an offline batch process on a product catalog to generate a predetermined mapping between products in the catalog and candidate promotions. When checkout of a product in a virtual shopping cart is initiated, the product”s candidate promotions are obtained from the predetermined mapping. Each of those candidate promotions is then evaluated against the properties of the virtual shopping cart to determine which of those candidate promotions are eligible for application. Any eligible promotions may serve as a basis for applying price discounts to the virtual shopping cart.

[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]


Apparatus, system and method for populating a virtual shopping cart based on video of a customers shopping session at a physical store
Patent No. 10861085 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Christopher Hodge (Frisco, TX), Joshua E. Berry (Waco, TX), Maninder Singh Suri (Irving, TX), Matthew Raymond Magee (Waco, TX), Ranganathan Mohan (Frisco, TX), Ravi Kumar Kurva (Irving, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Ir
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663589 on 10/25/2019 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a display, interface, and processor. The interface receives video from a camera located in a physical store and directed at a first physical rack. The camera captures video of the rack during a shopping session. The processor displays a first virtual rack that emulates the first physical rack and includes first and second virtual shelves. The virtual shelves include virtual items, which include graphical representations of physical items located on the physical rack. The processor displays the rack video, which depicts an event including the person interacting with the first physical rack. The processor also displays a virtual shopping cart. The processor receives information associated with the event, identifying the first virtual item. The rack video depicts that the person selected the first physical item while interacting with the first physical rack. The processor then stores the first virtual item in the virtual shopping cart.

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


System and method for recalibrating an augmented reality experience using physical markers
Patent No. 10861190 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557697 on 08/30/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide for a system and method for recalibrating an augmented reality experience in mobile devices using a plurality of physical markers. The system and methods provide for realigning the digital representation to the physical world using known physical locations associated with the physical markers that map directly to the digital representation.

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


Automatic physical access
Patent No. 10861266 

Inventor(s): Gregory O. Harp (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15951217 on 04/12/2018 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: Physical access to secure areas is automatically performed based on presence or detection of a wireless device. A unique identifier of a wireless cellular device, for example, may be pre-authorized for occupants, employees, and tenants of a building. Contractors and vendors may also have their wireless cellular devices pre-approved for access. When the wireless cellular device is detected by a network serving the secure area, its unique identifier may be compared to databases or lists of approved cellular devices. Physical access may thus be automatically granted, based on possession of a recognized cellular device.

[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)


Continual limit hold”em quasi-tournaments
Patent No. 10861288 

Inventor(s): Malcolm B. Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BRAIN GAMES, L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16599999 on 10/11/2019 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of simulating a gaming tournament utilizing a plurality of electronic game machines in a quasi-tournament includes the steps of: a) receiving value from a plurality of human users of the electronic game machines, the received value corresponding to a plurality of wagering credits whereby each human user is provided with a plurality of wagering units enabling the human user to participate in the quasi-tournament by playing one or more games on one of the electronic game machines, b) initiating a machine-implemented game on each game machine used in the quasi-tournament, whereby a human user may play the game using the electronic game machine to participate in the quasi-tournament, c) receiving input from the human user via a user interface associated with the electronic game machine to play the machine-implemented game, d) determining an outcome for each machine-implemented game played by each of the plurality of human users using the electronic game machines, e) updating the number of wagering units held by each human user based upon each outcome determined in step d), f) repeating steps b)-e) for the duration of the tournament, g) comparing the number of wagering units won by each human user in the quasi-tournament and determining one or more winners of the quasi-tournament and h) providing value to the one or more winners of the quasi-tournament.

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


Aggregate monitor data in real-time by worker
Patent No. 10861294 

Inventor(s): Tarun Kumar (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16783452 on 02/06/2020 (306 days app to issue)

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

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


Monitoring systems and methods for personal safety
Patent No. 10861315 

Inventor(s): Terry Benton (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16268238 on 02/05/2019 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for monitoring a condition of a person includes receiving, at a computerized device, at least one signal from a condition sensor and determining if a condition is an emergency condition of a user based on the at least one signal.

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


Surround-view with seamless transition to 3D view system and method
Patent No. 10861359 

Inventor(s): Shravan Karthik (Bangalore, , IN), Srirama Krishnan Govindarajan (Bangalore, , IN), Venkateswara Rao Mandela (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15706345 on 09/15/2017 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for seamless transition from a 2D surround view to a 3D surround view. The method includes initializing the 2D-SRV processing chain, displaying the 2D surround view while waiting for HLOS handshake to complete and upon completion of a HLOS handshake, initializing a 3D-SRV processing chain and waiting for a 3D-SRV buffer output; disabling the 2D-SRV display pipeline and enabling a 3D-SRV display pipeline; enabling switchback monitor; atomically switching to 3D surround view seamlessly and glitch free; and displaying 3D surround view on a monitor. Another method includes detecting a crash in a HLOS and seamlessly switching to a 2D surround view from a 3D surround view.

[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]


Transmitting DBI over strobe in nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 10861508 

Inventor(s): Nitin Gupta (Karnataka, , IN), Ramakrishnan Subramanian (Karnataka, , IN), Shiv Mathur (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679528 on 11/11/2019 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: A methodology and structure for a encoding a data stat signal in the data lock signal, e.g., the data strobe signal such as DBQ. The data strobe signal can maintain the clock continuity, e.g., the rise and fall edges are at the timing signal, and the data inversion can be based on the amplitude of the data strobe signal. This allows the data set on the data lines, e.g., D[b]0[/b]-D[b]7[/b], to either be non-inverted or inverted, to save power consumed in the memory device.

[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)


Countermeasures for first read issue
Patent No. 10861537 

Inventor(s): Abhijith Prakash (Milpitas, CA), Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668886 on 10/30/2019 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for operating non-volatile storage. Peak current consumption may be reduced in connection with sensing non-volatile memory cells. Peak current consumption may be reduced when a first read condition is present. In one aspect, the value of a parameter of a voltage that is applied to a word line during a pre-read phase of a sense operation is controlled in order to reduce peak current consumption when the first read condition is present. Examples of the parameter include a ramp rate, a number of intermediate voltage levels, and a start time.

[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)


Controlled string erase for nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 10861559 

Inventor(s): Amul Desai (Milpitas, CA), Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16722322 on 12/20/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A methodology and structure for selectively erases a group of strings in a vertical NAND memory array to account for the slow to erase memory cells in the inner strands compared to the outer strands in the group. Erase signals can be applied through both the drain side connections and the source side connections in a first step to erase the outer strings. A second erase signal can be applied to the inner strands to erase the inner strands. The second signal can be applied from just the drain side connections or through both the drain side connections and the source side connections. In another embodiment, the erase signals are applied from both the source side connections and the drain side connections to the inner strings and only from the source side connections to the outer strings.

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


Wordline voltage overdrive methods and systems
Patent No. 10861571 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (San Jose, CA), Yu-chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432000 on 06/05/2019 (552 days app to issue)

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

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


Spin-transfer torque MRAM with magnetically coupled assist layers and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 10862022 

Inventor(s): Michael Ho (Redwood City, CA), Paul Vanderheijden (Cupertino, CA), Quang Le (San Jose, CA), Zhanjie Li (Pleasanton, CA), Zhigang Bai (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16212342 on 12/06/2018 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MRAM device includes a magnetic tunnel junction containing a reference layer having a fixed magnetization direction, a free layer, and a nonmagnetic tunnel barrier layer located between the reference layer and the free layer, a first magnetic assist layer, a second magnetic assist layer, an antiferromagnetic coupling spacer layer located between the first and second magnetic assist layers, and a first nonmagnetic spacer layer located between the free layer and the first magnetic assist layer. The antiferromagnetic coupling spacer layer is configured to provide antiferromagnetic coupling between a first magnetization direction of the first magnetic assist layer and a second magnetization direction of the second magnetic assist layer.

[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)


Offset addition circuits for sense transistors
Patent No. 10862443 

Inventor(s): Nandakishore Raimar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16105604 on 08/20/2018 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: In examples, an apparatus for sensing current comprises a power transistor; a sense transistor coupled to the power transistor; and an offset addition circuit coupled to the power transistor and the sense transistor, the offset addition circuit comprising a first pair of transistors and a differential amplifier. The apparatus also comprises a cascode amplifier circuit coupled to the offset addition circuit, the cascode amplifier circuit comprising a second pair of transistors, and a gain trim circuit coupled to the cascode amplifier circuit, the gain trim circuit including another differential amplifier and a third transistor. The apparatus further includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the gain trim circuit and storage coupled to the ADC.

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


Lookup table index for a processor
Patent No. 10862485 

Inventor(s): Steve Jarboe (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (Plano, TX), VeriSilicon Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, , CN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116553 on 08/29/2018 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of utilizing a lookup table (LUT) where the index to the LUT does not need to be modified or changed in cases where the LUT is larger than a single register or larger than a set of available registers. In another embodiment, a processor instruction is disclosed that can take in one or more indices to a LUT and return the lookup results, without modifying the indices, when the LUT is larger than the available register data element space. In another embodiment, a SIMD processor system is disclosed that can implement a processor instruction to utilize a LUT that is larger than the available register data element space without needing to modify the parameterized index when a different subset of the LUT is swapped into the available registers.

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


Optimized sign out for single account services
Patent No. 10862681 

Inventor(s): John H. Forrest (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (Redmond, WA)
Law Firm: Mannava Kang, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15479197 on 04/04/2017 (1344 days app to issue)

Abstract: An identity provider IP service provides an optimized sign out experience for a user accessing a single account service. The IP service designates a first account of a service as signed in based on first credentials provided by a user. The IP service provides a first security token for the first account to the service. Upon receiving a first sign out notification, the IP service determines whether the user wants to switch to a second account of the service. Upon determining that the user wants to switch to the second account, the IP service designates the second account as signed in based on second credentials provided by the user, provides a second security token for the second account to the service, and designates the first account as soft signed out so that the user can switch to the first account without re-providing the first credentials.

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


Computing system and method for automatically reversing an action indicated by an electronic message
Patent No. 10862832 

Inventor(s): Patrick Harris (Brookhaven, GA)
Assignee(s): MCKESSON CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16043401 on 07/24/2018 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device, method and computer program product are provided to automatically reverse an action indicated by an electronic message. In relation to a method, an electronic message is parsed to separately identify a plurality of fields of the electronic message providing different types of information. The method constructs a response to the electronic message that reverses the action indicated by the electronic message and transmits the response to the electronic message to a request processor that provided the electronic message. The method constructs an alternative message that provides an alternative action to the action indicated by the electronic message and transmits the alternative message to a source. In response to the alternative message, the method receives a subsequent request from the source. If the alternative action is to be taken, the method processes the subsequent request in a different manner than the request that generated the electronic message.

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


Internet of things gateway service for a cloud foundry platform
Patent No. 10862971 

Inventor(s): Karunanithi Shanmugam (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Ryan, Mason Lewis, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965022 on 04/27/2018 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) gateway service is provided on a cloud-based platform, such as a cloud foundry platform. An exemplary method comprises: providing an IoT gateway service in a cloud-based platform, wherein the IoT gateway service comprises a message broker; obtaining, by the IoT gateway service, a wireless communication from one or more sensor devices; converting the wireless communication to a message in a machine-to-machine IoT connectivity protocol; and providing the message to the message broker that determines a topic of the message and publishes the message to one or more client devices that have subscribed to the topic. A service broker may be created that wraps the IoT gateway service as a tile in the cloud-based platform. A configurable and vendor neutral open source implementation of the IoT gateway service is also provided.

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


System and method to determine the validity of an interaction on a network
Patent No. 10862985 

Inventor(s): Stephan Doliov (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): R2 Solutions, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: The Noblitt Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15894385 on 02/12/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented method determines validity of web-based interactions. Web-based interaction data relating to a web-based interaction may be accessed. The web-based interaction data may include aggregate measure data that may include a number of unique queries per web-based session. The validity of the web-based interaction may be determined based on the aggregate measure data.

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


System and method for providing additional functionality to existing software in an integrated manner
Patent No. 10863357 

Inventor(s): Rashmi Hiremath (Allen, TX), Satish Gundabathula (Irving, TX), Sivakumar Chaturvedi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): DAMAKA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543689 on 08/19/2019 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved system and method are disclosed for improving functionality in software applications. In one example, the method includes a computing entity having a network interface, a processor, and a memory configured to store a plurality of instructions. The instructions include instructions for a superblock application having instructions for a function block included therein. The function block is configured to provide functions that are accessible to the superblock application via an application programming interface (API). The functions are provided within the superblock application itself and are accessible within the superblock application without switching context to another application on the computing entity.

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


 

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Molecular atomic clock with wave propagating rotational spectroscopy cell
Patent No. 10859980 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Dallas, TX), Argyrios Dellis (Dallas, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234499 on 12/27/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clock apparatus with a gas cell. The gas cell includes: (i) a first chamber including a sealed interior for providing a signal waveguide; and (ii) a second chamber, in fluid communication with the first chamber, and comprising apparatus for directing atoms having a selected velocity vector into the first chamber.

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


3D printed semiconductor package
Patent No. 10861715 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16236099 on 12/28/2018 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a method for encapsulating a semiconductor device includes the steps of immersing a layer of the semiconductor device in a liquid encapsulation material, irradiating portions of the liquid encapsulation material to polymerize the liquid encapsulation material, and moving the semiconductor device further from a surface of the liquid encapsulation material proximate to the layer. Immersing the semiconductor device is performed to cover a layer of the device in the liquid encapsulation material. Targeted locations of the liquid encapsulation material covering the layer are irradiated to form solid encapsulation material. The semiconductor device is moved from a surface of the liquid encapsulation material so that a new layer of the semiconductor device and/or of the solid encapsulation material can be covered by the liquid encapsulation material. The irradiating and moving steps are then repeated until a three dimensional structure on the semiconductor device is formed using the solid encapsulation material.

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


Electronic package for integrated circuits and related methods
Patent No. 10861741 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Kurt Peter Wachtler (Richardson, TX), Usman Mahmood Chaudhry (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823149 on 11/27/2017 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electronic packages and related methods are disclosed. An example electronic package apparatus includes a substrate and an electronic component. A protective material is positioned on a first surface, a second surface and all side surfaces of the electronic component to encase the electronic component. An enclosure is coupled to the substrate to cover the protective material and the electronic component.

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


System and method for measurement of complex structures
Patent No. 10861755 

Inventor(s): Andrew Weeks Kueny (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Verity Instruments, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15885583 on 01/31/2018 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of use for simplifying the measurement of various properties of complex semiconductor structures is provided. The system and method supports reduction of structure complexity and modeling for optical monitoring and permits determination of film thicknesses and feature depths during semiconductor manufacturing processes.

[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]


Thermal routing trench by additive processing
Patent No. 10861763 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX), Robert Reid Doering (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15361397 on 11/26/2016 (1473 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit has a substrate which includes a semiconductor material, and an interconnect region disposed on the substrate. The integrated circuit includes a thermal routing trench in the substrate. The thermal routing trench includes a cohered nanoparticle film in which adjacent nanoparticles are cohered to each other. The thermal routing trench has a thermal conductivity higher than the semiconductor material contacting the thermal routing trench. The cohered nanoparticle film is formed by an additive process.

[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]


Wire bond clamp design and lead frame capable of engaging with same
Patent No. 10861777 

Inventor(s): Fu-Kang Lee (New Taipei, , TW), Hung-Yu Chou (Taipei, , TW), Yuh-Harng Chien (New Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856346 on 12/28/2017 (1076 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to semiconductor packaging, and specifically to semiconductor device having a lead frame having a semiconductor supporting die pad that is capable of engaging with a wire bonding clamp.

[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]


Floating die package
Patent No. 10861796 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall, TX), Kurt Peter Wachtler (Richardson, TX), Steven Kummerl (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15248151 on 08/26/2016 (1565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floating die package including a cavity formed through sublimation of a sacrificial die encapsulant and sublimation or separation of die attach materials after molding assembly. A pinhole vent in the molding structure is provided as a sublimation path to allow gases to escape, whereby the die or die stack is released from the substrate and suspended in the cavity by the bond wires only.

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


Electronic assemblies having a mesh bond material and methods of forming thereof
Patent No. 10861816 

Inventor(s): Naoya Take (Canton, MI), Shailesh N Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16164286 on 10/18/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a method of forming an electronic assembly with a mesh bond layer. The method may include forming a mesh bond material comprising a first surface spaced apart from a second surface by a thickness of the mesh bond material and one or more openings extending from the first surface through the thickness of the mesh bond material to the second surface. The method may further include adjusting at least one of: the thickness of the mesh bond material, a geometry of the one or more openings, or a size of the one or more openings of the mesh bond material, where the adjusting modifies a Young”s modulus of the mesh bond material, and bonding the first surface of the mesh bond material to a surface of a semiconductor device.

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


Electrostatic discharge protection device
Patent No. 10861843 

Inventor(s): Mariano Dissegna (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15387193 on 12/21/2016 (1448 days app to issue)

Abstract: Semiconductor devices including a diode and a resistor are disclosed herein. An example of a semiconductor device includes a substrate having a surface. A first doped semiconductive region is disposed in the substrate below the surface. A second doped semiconductive region is disposed in the substrate and extends between the surface and the first doped semiconductive region. The second doped semiconductive region is at least partially in contact with the first doped semiconductive region. The first doped semiconductive region and the second doped semiconductive region together define an isolation tank. A third doped semiconductive region is disposed in the isolation tank and is in contact with the surface. The second doped semiconductive region and the third doped semiconductive region form a diode. At least one opening in the isolation tank forms a resistive path for current to flow between the substrate and the third doped semiconductive region.

[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]


ESD device with fast response and high transient current
Patent No. 10861844 

Inventor(s): Aravind C. Appaswamy (Plano, TX), James P. Di Sarro (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670148 on 08/07/2017 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrostatic discharge (ESD) device with fast response to high transient currents. The ESD device includes a short-pulse discharge (SPD) path and a long-pulse discharge (LPD) path. The SPD path provides robust response to ESD events, and it triggers a self-bias configuration of the LPD path. Advantageously, the SPD path reduces the risk of ESD voltage overshoot by promptly discharging short-pulse currents, such as a charge device model (CDM) current, whereas the LPD path provides efficient discharge of long-pulse currents, such as a human body model (HBM) current. In one implementation, for example, the SPD path includes a MOS transistor, and the LPD includes a bipolar transistor having a base coupled to the source of the MOS transistor.

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Three-dimensional memory device having a slimmed aluminum oxide blocking dielectric and method of making same
Patent No. 10861869 

Inventor(s): Genta Mizuno (Yokkaichi, , JP), Masanori Tsutsumi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Ryo Nakamura (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shigehisa Inoue (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tatsuya Hinoue (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yu Ueda (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242245 on 01/08/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. Each of the memory stack structures includes respective charge storage elements and a respective vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the respective charge storage elements. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. A polycrystalline aluminum oxide blocking dielectric layer is provided between each charge storage element and a neighboring one of the electrically conductive layers. The polycrystalline aluminum oxide blocking dielectric layer is formed by: depositing an amorphous aluminum oxide layer, converting the amorphous aluminum oxide layer into an in-process polycrystalline aluminum oxide blocking dielectric layer, and by thinning the in-process polycrystalline aluminum oxide blocking dielectric layer.

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Three-dimensional memory array including self-aligned dielectric pillar structures and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10861871 

Inventor(s): Akihiro Tobioka (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16353048 on 03/14/2019 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. A pair of backside trenches and a set of nested trenches are simultaneously formed through the alternating stack. Each trench within the set of nested trenches is spaced from any other trench within the set of nested trenches by at least one patterned remaining portion of the alternating stack having a respective shape of an enclosing wall. The at least one patterned remaining portion of the alternating stack is removed from inside to outside using sequential etch processes. A dielectric pillar structure is formed within the pillar-shaped cavity. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. A through-memory-level conductive via structure is formed through the dielectric pillar structure.

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Three-dimensional memory device including signal and power connection lines extending through dielectric regions and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10861873 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Jee-Yeon Kim (San Jose, CA), Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404844 on 05/07/2019 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a plurality of alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, clusters of memory stack structures vertically extending through a respective one of the alternating stacks, and bit lines electrically connected to an upper end of a respective subset of the vertical semiconductor channels. In one embodiment, a subset of the bit lines can include a respective multi-level structure. Each multi-level structure includes bit-line-level bit line segments and an interconnection line segment located at a different level from the bit-line-level bit line segments. In another embodiment, groups of alternating stacks can be alternately indented along a horizontal direction perpendicular to the bit lines to provide dielectric material portions located in lateral indentation regions. Metal line structures connecting contact via structures can extend parallel to bit lines to provide electrical connections between word lines and underlying field effect transistors.

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Transistor with multiple GaN-based alloy layers
Patent No. 10861943 

Inventor(s): Dong Seup Lee (McKinney, TX), Jungwoo Joh (Allen, TX), Pinghai Hao (Plano, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16216874 on 12/11/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a transistor comprises a gallium nitride (GaN) layer; a first GaN-based alloy layer having a top side and disposed on the GaN layer; a second GaN-based alloy layer disposed on the first GaN-based alloy layer, wherein the second GaN-based alloy layer covers a first portion of the top side; and a source contact structure, a drain contact structure, and a gate contact structure, wherein the source, drain, and gate contact structures are supported by the first GaN-based alloy layer.

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Drift region implant self-aligned to field relief oxide with sidewall dielectric
Patent No. 10861948 

Inventor(s): Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX), James Robert Todd (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16683517 on 11/14/2019 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit which includes a field-plated FET is formed by forming a first opening in a layer of oxide mask, exposing an area for a drift region. Dopants are implanted into the substrate under the first opening. Subsequently, dielectric sidewalls are formed along a lateral boundary of the first opening. A field relief oxide is formed by thermal oxidation in the area of the first opening exposed by the dielectric sidewalls. The implanted dopants are diffused into the substrate to form the drift region, extending laterally past the layer of field relief oxide. The dielectric sidewalls and layer of oxide mask are removed after the layer of field relief oxide is formed. A gate is formed over a body of the field-plated FET and over the adjacent drift region. A field plate is formed immediately over the field relief oxide adjacent to the gate.

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Integrated circuit including field effect transistors having a contact on active gate compatible with a small cell area having a small contacted poly pitch
Patent No. 10861950 

Inventor(s): Mark Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16121427 on 09/04/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A field effect transistor including a source region, a drain region, a channel region extending between the source region and the drain region, a gate on the channel region, a gate contact on the gate at an active region of the gate, a source contact on the source region, a drain contact on the drain region, and recesses in the source and drain contacts substantially aligned with the gate contact. Upper surfaces of the recesses in the source and drain contacts are spaced below an upper surface of the gate by a 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]


Integrated cantilever switch
Patent No. 10861984 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564860 on 09/09/2019 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated transistor in the form of a nanoscale electromechanical switch eliminates CMOS current leakage and increases switching speed. The nanoscale electromechanical switch features a semiconducting cantilever that extends from a portion of the substrate into a cavity. The cantilever flexes in response to a voltage applied to the transistor gate thus forming a conducting channel underneath the gate. When the device is off, the cantilever returns to its resting position. Such motion of the cantilever breaks the circuit, restoring a void underneath the gate that blocks current flow, thus solving the problem of leakage. Fabrication of the nano-electromechanical switch is compatible with existing CMOS transistor fabrication processes. By doping the cantilever and using a back bias and a metallic cantilever tip, sensitivity of the switch can be further improved. A footprint of the nano-electromechanical switch can be as small as 0.10.1 m[superscript]2[/superscript].

[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]


Turbo compressor path and rate control
Patent No. 10862143 

Inventor(s): Daniel Folick (Long Beach, CA), Jared M. Farnsworth (Roseville, CA), Naoki Tomi (Aichi, , JP), Shigeki Hasegawa (Aichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262792 on 01/30/2019 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices of a control system. The control system includes a fuel cell stack. The control system includes a compressor that is configured to control and provide a total air flow within the vehicle. The compressor has an air pressure ratio and an air flow rate and operates at a speed. The control system includes an electronic control unit coupled to the fuel cell stack and the compressor. The electronic control unit is configured to determine a path associated with one or more adjustments to the air pressure ratio or the air flow rate. The electronic control unit is configured to determine a rate associated with the one or more adjustments based on the path and control at least one of the air pressure ratio, the speed or the air flow rate to operate the compressor based on the path and the rate.

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


Non-contact test solution for antenna-on-package (AOP) devices using near-field coupled RF loopback paths
Patent No. 10862192 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Guor-Chaur Jung (Plano, TX), Meysam Moallem (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16381921 on 04/11/2019 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) loopback substrate or printed circuit board (PCB) which contains receive and transmit antennas located on the bottom of the loopback substrate which are aligned with the complementary transmit and receive antennas on an antenna on package (AOP) device under test. The loopback substrate receive and transmit antennas are coupled to each other. The device under test contacts are driven by a conventional tester, which causes RF circuitry in the integrated circuit to drive an AOP transmit antenna. The corresponding loopback substrate receive antenna receives the RF signal from the AOP transmit antenna and provides it to the loopback substrate transmit antennas. The integrated circuit package AOP receive antennas then receive the RF signals from the loopback substrate transmit antennas. The signals at the integrated circuit package AOP receive antennas are monitored through the integrated circuit contacts to monitor the received RF signals.

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Dual ramp modulation for a switch-mode power supply
Patent No. 10862397 

Inventor(s): Pei-Hsin Liu (Westford, MA), Richard Lee Valley (Nashua, NH)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160697 on 10/15/2018 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch-mode power supply includes a transformer, a power transistor, pulse generation circuitry, and a dual ramp modulation (DRM) circuit. The power transistor is coupled to a primary coil of the transformer. The pulse generation circuitry is configured to generate a power transistor activation signal. The DRM circuit is coupled to the pulse generation circuitry. The DRM circuit is configured to generate a leading edge blank time signal that disables inactivation of the power transistor activation signal for a predetermined interval (a leading edge blank time) after a leading edge of the power transistor activation signal. The DRM circuit is also configured to generate a reset signal that inactivates the power transistor activation signal while the leading edge blank time signal is activated.

[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]


Capacitor ratio identification
Patent No. 10862467 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Kumar Das (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733015 on 01/02/2020 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an oscillator comprising a first switch, a current source, a capacitor, and a comparator, the capacitor and the comparator coupled at a node. The system includes one or more delay buffers coupled to the comparator. The system includes a first inverter coupled to the one or more delay buffers. The system includes a first buffer coupled to the one or more delay buffers. The system includes a first coupling capacitor coupled to the first inverter and the first buffer via second and third switches, respectively. The system includes a second inverter coupled to the one or more delay buffers. The system includes a second buffer coupled to the one or more delay buffers. The system includes a second coupling capacitor coupled to the second inverter and the second buffer via fourth and fifth switches, respectively. The first and second coupling capacitors are coupled to the oscillator.

[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]


Bidirectional voltage level translator having output driver staggering controlled by voltage supply
Patent No. 10862484 

Inventor(s): Amar Kanteti (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16410802 on 05/13/2019 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage level translator translates signals between first and second voltage domains. An output buffer for a channel thereof includes a first plurality of PFETs and a first plurality of NFETS that are coupled to provide staggering of the output signal. A supply difference sensing circuit can disable staggering when an input voltage supply is greater than or equal to a VCCI trigger for the output voltage supply.

[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-to-digital converter stop time control
Patent No. 10862488 

Inventor(s): Marius Moe (Fetsund, , NO), Tarjei Aaberge (Oslo, , NO)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16232911 on 12/26/2018 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an electronic circuit for determining a phase difference between a first clock signal and a second clock signal includes a timer circuit, circuitry for generating a selectively delayed transition of the second clock signal, and phase determination circuitry. The timer circuit produces an elapsed time between a transition of the first clock signal and the selectively delayed transition of the second clock signal. The circuitry for generating the selectively delayed transition of the second clock signal generates the selectively delayed transition in response to a random selection of a respective output from a plurality of second clock signal delay stages. The phase determination circuitry provides the phase difference in response to the elapsed time and the random selection of a respective output from a plurality of second clock signal delay stages.

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


Techniques to improve linearity of R-2R ladder digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
Patent No. 10862493 

Inventor(s): Atul Kumar Agrawal (Bengaluru, , IN), Gautam Salil Nandi (Bengaluru, , IN), Siddharth Malhotra (Panchkula, , IN), Tanmay Neema (Indore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854077 on 04/21/2020 (231 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) core including a plurality of thermometric arms and an R-2R ladder, the DAC core to convert a DAC code to an analog signal. The integrated circuit includes additional components as well. A differential non-linearity (DNL) calibration circuit outputs DNL coefficients based on the DAC code. A memory stores a value indicative of a product of a resistor temperature coefficient (TC) and a resistor self-heating coefficient (SHC). A current DAC (IDAC) couples to the R-2R ladder. A self-heating calibration circuit generates a self-heating trim code based on the value from the memory. An adder adds a value indicative of the DNL coefficients with the self-heating trim code to generate an IDAC trim code and provides the IDAC trim code to the IDAC to trim the R-2R ladder.

[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]


Separate uplink and downlink antenna repeater architecture
Patent No. 10862529 

Inventor(s): Michael James Mouser (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16284957 on 02/25/2019 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a signal booster is disclosed. The signal booster can include a signal amplifier configured to amplify and filter signals for a wireless device. The signal booster can include one or more detectors configured to detect power levels of the signals. The signal amplifier can include at least one of: one or more bypassable amplifiers or one or more switchable band pass filters that are configurable depending on detected power levels of the signals.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Line loss detection in a signal booster system
Patent No. 10862533 

Inventor(s): Dale Robert Anderson (Colleyville, TX), Douglas Edward Bohls (Allen, TX), Glen Raggio (Mesquite, TX), William Thornton (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231146 on 12/21/2018 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a repeater system is disclosed. The repeater system can include a first repeater. The repeater system can include a second repeater that is communicatively coupled to the first repeater via a transmission line between the first repeater and the second repeater. The first repeater can include a controller operable to determine that a change in loss across the transmission line between the first repeater and the second repeater has occurred based on signaling between the first repeater and the second repeater.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-label offset lifting method
Patent No. 10862626 

Inventor(s): Aleksey Alexandrovich Letunovskiy (Moscow, , RU), Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Elyar Eldarovich Gasanov (Moscow, , RU), Gleb Vyacheslavovich Kalachev (Moscow, , RU), Ivan Leonidovich Mazurenko (Khimki, , RU), Pavel Anatolyevich Pan
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557812 on 08/30/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a code, a method for encoding and decoding data, and an encoder and a decoder performing the encoding and decoding are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for lifting a child code from a base code for encoding and decoding data includes determining a single combination of a circulant size, a lifting function, and a labelled base matrix PCM according to an information length and a code rate using data stored in a lifting table. The lifting table was defined at a code generation stage. The method also includes calculating a plurality of shifts for the child code. Each shift is calculated by applying the lifting function to the labelled base matrix PCM with a defined index using the circulant size and using the derived child PCM to encode or decode 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]


Sampling point identification for low frequency asynchronous data capture
Patent No. 10862666 

Inventor(s): Venkataratna Subrahmanya Bharathi Akondy Raja Raghupathi (Cypress, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16457207 on 06/28/2019 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: An asynchronous data capture device comprises an edge spread detector circuit, a clock generator, and a data sampling circuit. The edge spread detector circuit uses a first clock frequency that is a multiple of a second clock frequency, identifies transitions in a data stream transmitted to the device at the second clock frequency, and determines a sampling point based on the identified transitions. The clock generator adjusts a phase offset based on the sampling point and generates a clock signal having the second clock frequency and the adjusted phase offset. The data sampling circuit uses the second clock frequency and samples the data stream at the sampling point. In some implementations, the edge spread detector determines a sampling point that is isolated from the identified transitions, and the clock generator adjusts the phase offset to cause a rising edge at the sampling point.

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


Policing of packet switched services
Patent No. 10862746 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16328099 on 08/25/2017 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer program product, user equipment (UE) and packet data network gateway (P-GW) are provided for activating ”Data Off” services using protocol configuration options (PCO). The UE sends a first indication to a first network node as part of the PCO. The first indication includes a Data Off indication indicating whether a ”Data Off” service is activated. The first network node may be a P-GW. If the Data Off indication indicates that the ”Data Off” service is deactivated, the UE receives downlink data from the first network node. If the Data Off indication indicates that the ”Data Off” service is activated, the UE either receives no downlink data from the first network node or receives an error message from the first network node.

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


System and method for management of distributed systems
Patent No. 10862761 

Inventor(s): Collin Jay Miller (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, Aughtry (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16397921 on 04/29/2019 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: An architecture analyzer for managing a distributed system includes persistent storage and an entity identifier. The persistent storage stores a profile repository. The entity identifier obtains entity characteristics associated with an entity. The entity identifier performs an entity analysis of the entity characteristics using the profile repository to predict at least one candidate device type for the entity. The entity identifier remediates the entity based on the at least one candidate device type for the entity.

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


Utilizing machine learning to proactively scale cloud instances in a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 10862774 

Inventor(s): Mayur Gupta (Frisco, TX), Ragupathi Subburasu (Frisco, TX), Ravi Kiran Palamari (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991675 on 05/29/2018 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives, from a cloud computing environment, application usage information associated with application instances in the cloud computing environment for an application, and processes the application usage information, with a machine learning model, to determine behavior patterns and predicted tasks for the application. The device determines a modified quantity of the application instances based on the behavior patterns and the predicted tasks for the application, and causes the modified quantity of the application instances to be implemented in the cloud computing environment based on one or more rules. The device stores information associated with the modified quantity of the application instances in a data structure, and updates the machine learning model based on the information associated with the modified quantity of the application instances stored in the data structure.

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


Provisioning recovery paths in a mesh network
Patent No. 10862795 

Inventor(s): Abinder Dhillon (Allen, TX), Catherine Yuan (Plano, TX), Cong Deng (Plano, TX), David Traylor (Allen, TX), Fredrick Gruman (Plano, TX), Jun Chen (Plano, TX), Sanjay Gera (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242707 on 01/08/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for of pre-provisioning recovery paths in a mesh network including creating i) a working path between a head end NE and a tail end NE of the mesh network and ii) a recovery path between the head end NE and the tail end NE, wherein the working path and the recovery path include one or more intermediate NEs; provisioning the working path in an activated state, including establishing cross connects of each of the NEs of the working path; provisioning the recovery path in a pending state, including establishing cross connects of each of the NEs of the recovery path; after provisioning the recovery path, detecting a failure along the working path, and in response, allocating and reserving link resources along the recovery path; and activating, by the NEs along the recovery path, cross connects of the recovery path into respective hardware associated with the NEs.

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


Information centric approach in achieving anycast in machine type communications
Patent No. 10862858 

Inventor(s): Lijun Dong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magan Marcus LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936133 on 03/26/2018 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for machine type communication (MTC) in an information centric network. A record is stored that identifies multiple MTC devices having one or more of the same functions. The multiple MTC devices form a group with a unique name. The group of MTC devices is managed to add one or more other connected MTC devices to the information centric network, where the one or more other connected MTC devices have one or more of the same functions as the MTC devices already included in the group. A message is then published in the information centric network, where the message includes a unique name of the group of MTC devices and an address of a next hop towards the group of MTC devices.

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


Radio module as web-controllable remote sensor
Patent No. 10862950 

Inventor(s): Michael Garner (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Aeris Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Brundidge Stanger, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16372578 on 04/02/2019 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for network control of a radio module having a plurality of ports capable of communication with one or more sensing devices across a network, where the radio module may be controlled remotely to obtain information from one or more networked remote sensing devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Providing high performance multi-tiered cloud storage based on the performance criteria of a customer
Patent No. 10862967 

Inventor(s): William T. Prange (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC (Broomfield, CO)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459011 on 07/01/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: This document discloses high performance data storage solutions. In an aspect, some solutions can be employed in a cloud-computing environment that provides shared storage for a plurality of customers. In other aspects, the solutions provided by some embodiments can provide multiple tiers of storage, each having a different performance level. This feature can provide a customer with the ability (e.g., through a web portal) to design its own custom storage solution that blends multiple tiers of storage at different capacity and performance levels to attain an optimal level of capacity, performance, and cost. Some disclosed solutions provide a novel arrangement of different types of storage devices that are provisioned through a common API, which can access each storage device”s native management interface, as well as the host computer for which the storage will be provisioned, to allocate multiple tiers of storage to the host computer in an automated manner.

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


Web architecture for servicing interdependent processes on mobile devices
Patent No. 10862973 

Inventor(s): David Hsu (Addison, TX), Dheeraj Sharma (Coppell, TX), Kalaichelvi Easwaran (Irving, TX), Michael Hekl (Plano, TX), Pranay Bajpai (Flower Mound, TX), Tushar Preet Singh (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475295 on 03/31/2017 (1348 days app to issue)

Abstract: A web server sends a first coordinator to a first browser of a first mobile device. The first coordinator is a set of instructions executable by the first browser. The web server also sends a second coordinator to a second browser of a second mobile device. The second coordinator is a set of instructions executable by the second browser. The first coordinator, when executed by the first browser, cause the first browser to: send a first request for information to the second browser, over the web server; wait until the requested information is received from the second coordinator over the web server; and when the requested information is received from the second coordinator, perform a first action based on the requested information received from the second coordinator. The first request includes a first token, and the requested information includes a next token.

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


Utilizing SIP messages to determine the status of a remote terminal in VOIP communication systems
Patent No. 10863021 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16524918 on 07/29/2019 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is a growing problem in correctional facility telecommunications systems in which parties on a voice call may connect inmate callers with restricted parties. Prison communication systems monitor calls to prevent such activity, but in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) environments such systems may fail to detect this activity. The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for using SIP messages common in VoIP environments to detect illicit activity initiated by a party on a voice call within a controlled environment. Scenarios are detected in which a called party connects an inmate caller to a restricted party via three-way call conferencing, call forwarding, or other call features. Corrective actions are then taken when such activity is detected, such as call blocking or alerting officials illicit activity is occurring.

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


Microphone assembly for echo rejection in audio endpoints
Patent No. 10863035 

Inventor(s): Kevin Lee Hughes (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15827457 on 11/30/2017 (1104 days app to issue)

Abstract: Presented herein is an audio endpoint for telecommunication operations with increased echo rejection. According to one example, the audio endpoint includes a housing body, an upper speaker assembly, a lower speaker assembly, and at least one microphone assembly. The upper speaker assembly is disposed near a top portion of the housing body and has an effective frequency range above a first frequency. The lower speaker assembly is disposed near a bottom portion of the housing body and has an effective frequency range below a second frequency. The microphone assembly includes a first microphone element and a second microphone element. The first microphone element is above the second microphone element so that they are vertically aligned. The first microphone element has an effective frequency range below the first frequency and the second microphone element has an effective frequency range above the second frequency.

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


Synchronizing image captures in multiple sensor devices
Patent No. 10863057 

Inventor(s): Hamid Rahim Sheikh (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15904068 on 02/23/2018 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of synchronizing images from multiple image sensors having different properties is described. The method comprises synchronizing a capture of a first image using a first image sensor and a capture of a second image using a second image sensor; and storing at least one of (a) the captured first image on an on-sensor memory of the first image sensor, or (b) the captured second image on an on-sensor memory of the second image sensor.

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


Positioning and orienting cameras to extend an angle of view
Patent No. 10863085 

Inventor(s): Mien Chin Chen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Harman International Industries, Incorporated (Stamford, CT)
Law Firm: Artegis Law Group, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289483 on 02/28/2019 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a camera system includes a first camera that has a first camera angle of view and a second camera that has a second camera angle of view. The first camera is positioned and oriented to have a first coverage area and the second camera is positioned and oriented to have a second coverage area that at least partially overlaps the first coverage area. An angle between a center axis of the first camera angle of view and a center axis of the second camera angle of view exceeds the first camera angle of view.

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


Fast intra-prediction mode selection in video coding
Patent No. 10863184 

Inventor(s): Hyung Joon Kim (Johns Creek, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13958593 on 08/04/2013 (2683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for determining intra-prediction modes for prediction units (PUs) of a largest coding unit (LCU) is provided that includes determining an inter-prediction mode for each child PU of a PU, and selecting an intra-prediction mode for the PU based on the intra-prediction modes determined for the child PUs.

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


Method and apparatus for non-uniform mapping for quantization matrix coefficients between different sizes of quantization matrices in image/video coding
Patent No. 10863188 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Jianhua Zheng (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14860299 on 09/21/2015 (1905 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for non-uniform mapping for quantization matrix coefficients between different sizes of quantization matrices in image/video coding includes obtaining a first quantization matrix and identifying a second quantization matrix to be formed therefrom. The second quantization matrix is a factor of two larger than the first quantization matrix. The second quantization matrix is populated with values from the first matrix through non-uniform mapping of the first quantization matrix. Non-uniform mapping to populate the second quantization matrix includes directly mapping values of all or a portion of the first quantization matrix into a most upper left portion of the second quantization matrix and mapping up-sampling values of the first quantization matrix into a remaining portion of the second quantization matrix. A frequency position pattern may be applied to the first quantization matrix to directly map only those values within the frequency position pattern into a most upper left portion of the second quantization matrix.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Out-of-home transmissions for digital video recorder
Patent No. 10863226 

Inventor(s): Christopher Hong-Wen Tserng (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275141 on 02/13/2019 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for out-of-home transmissions for digital video recorders. The device may receive, at a first port of the device, a first packet from a second device using a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection between the device and a second device, first packet including a first session identifier associated with a first socket based on the first port and a second port of the second device. The device may receive a second packet from the second device using the P2P connection, the second packet including a second session identifier. The device may determine a second socket based on the second session identifier, the second socket based on the first port and a third port of the second device. The device may send a third packet using the second socket, the third packet including the second session identifier.

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


Set-top box for changing channels and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10863237 

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16752131 on 01/24/2020 (319 days app to issue)

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

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


Systems and methods for production of fragmented video content
Patent No. 10863250 

Inventor(s): Brick Eksten (Uxbridge, , CA), Stephen Smith (Parker, CO), Steven Reynolds (Littleton, CO), Yuval Fisher (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Imagine Communications Corp. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132215 on 09/14/2018 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for producing fragmented video content is provided. The system includes a processing device, a non-transitory data store, and a memory storage device having at least a Manifest Processing Service (MPS) unit stored therein. The MPS unit is configured to generate at least one master manifest and store the master manifest in the non-transitory data store, the master manifest comprising a timing reference for a video fragment of the fragmented video content, wherein the timing reference indicates a temporal boundary of processing for the video fragment.

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


Method and system for optical path restoration
Patent No. 10863255 

Inventor(s): Randy Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16386309 on 04/17/2019 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for optical restoration in an optical network is provided. A network controller obtains, from one or more optical nodes of an optical network, at least one failure notification indicating a failure of a primary path between a first node and a second node. The network controller forwards to a first set of optical nodes, data-plane parameters for optical components of the first set of optical nodes. The first set of optical nodes include the first node, the second node, and one or more intermediate nodes, and forms a restoration path for the primary path. The data-plane parameters for the optical components are forwarded in parallel to the first set of optical nodes of the restoration path so as to activate the restoration path in parallel. The network controller switches traffic from the primary path to the restoration path.

[H04Q] SELECTING (switches, relays, selectors H01H; wireless communication networks H04W) [2009.01]


Network architecture and methods for location services
Patent No. 10863313 

Inventor(s): David Goodwin Shaw (Dallas, TX), Felix Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Russ Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Truman Prevatt (Dallas, TX), Tyler Matthew Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16164724 on 10/18/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: UE location determined by collecting and preprocessing signal data at a detector and sending extracted data to a remote locate server. The detector buffers samples from signals provided by receive channels, detects known reference signals from receive channels based on reference signal parameters, isolates symbols carrying the reference signal from frames, extracts data from symbols, and sends extracted data to locate server. The locate server receives the extracted data, estimates locate observables based on the extracted data and calculates the UE location based on the estimated locate observables, the reference signal parameters and the extracted data. The detector and/or the server may also generate correlation coefficients between reference signals carrying spectrum received from a serving cell and utilize the correlation coefficients to cancel a serving cell signal in symbols that include known in advance reference signals from the serving cell and one or more neighboring cells of the wireless system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network assisted wireless device preferred bandwidth part configuration
Patent No. 10863389 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287305 on 02/27/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for a wireless device to indicate a preferred bandwidth part and duty cycle in a cellular communication system. A wireless device and a cellular base station may establish a radio resource control connection. The wireless device may transmit an indication of a preferred bandwidth part, or a preferred communication duty cycle, or both, to the cellular base station. The cellular base station may select a bandwidth part, or communication duty cycle, or both, based at least in part on the indication provided by the wireless device, and may transmit an indication of the selected bandwidth part, communication duty cycle, or both, to the wireless device. The cellular base station and the wireless device may perform cellular communication using the selected bandwidth part, communication duty cycle, or both.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and communication device for controlling access to a wireless Access Network
Patent No. 10863419 

Inventor(s): Airin Cherian (Dallas, TX), Ke-Chi Jang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD. (Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Hodgson Russ LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680127 on 11/11/2019 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for controlling access to a wireless Access Network (AN) by a wireless communication device. The device stores a Device Access Priority (DAP) level based on characteristics of the device. When the device has data to send, the device receives an overhead message from the AN containing a Network Access Priority (NAP) parameter defining a minimum priority level for initiating network access. The device determines whether its DAP level is equal to or greater than the NAP parameter. If not, the device periodically repeats the receiving and determining steps until the stored DAP level is determined to be equal to or greater than the NAP parameter received from the AN. When the stored DAP level is equal to or greater than the NAP parameter, the device initiates network access. The device may perform and pass a Persistence Test before transmitting the data on an access channel (ACH).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for multi-antenna transmission in vehicle to vehicle communication
Patent No. 10863447 

Inventor(s): Li Guo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16508204 on 07/10/2019 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises: receiving, from a base station (BS), configuration information for a power control of a sidelink and a downlink reference signal (RS) to measure a downlink channel from the BS, wherein the sidelink is established between the UE and another UE; receiving, from the BS, the downlink RS based on the configuration information; calculating a first pathloss for the downlink channel between the UE and the BS based on the configuration information; identifying a second pathloss for the sidelink between the UE and the other UE; and transmitting, to the other UE, a physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH) and a physical sidelink control channel (PSCCH) based on the first pathloss and the second pathloss.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus for determining a coding rate
Patent No. 10863448 

Inventor(s): Atsushi Matsumoto (Ishikawa, , JP), Daichi Imamura (Beijing, , CN), Sadaki Futagi (Ishikawa, , JP), Takashi Iwai (Ishikawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597175 on 10/09/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a communication device, which is enabled to improve the throughput of a communication system by reducing the difference of a transmission power between an SCCH and an SDCH thereby to satisfy the required quality of a PAPR. In this device, an MCS selection unit ([b]111[/b]) of a transmission unit ([b]110[/b]) decides, with reference to a CQI lookup table, an MCS pattern (MCS[b]1[/b]) of the SDCH, an MCS pattern (MCS[b]2[/b]) of the SCCH and information (multiplex information) on multiplex positions on the time axes of those two channels, on the basis of the CQI information. On the basis of the MCS[b]2[/b] and the MCS[b]1[/b], encoding modulation units ([b]112[/b] and [b]113[/b]) perform encoding and modulating operations. According to the multiplex information, a channel multiplexing unit ([b]114[/b]) time-division multiplexes the SCCH and the SDCH thereby to generate a transmission signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for HARQ acknowledgement
Patent No. 10863527 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Young Hoon Kwon (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15901055 on 02/21/2018 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a method that includes: transmitting, by a base station, scheduling information for a first uplink transmission to a user equipment with a first beam; receiving, by the base station, a first transmission of the first uplink transmission from the user equipment; and modifying, by the base station, transmission of an acknowledgment for the first uplink transmission in response to receiving an indication from the user equipment that the first beam has failed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Plasma torch and components thereof
Patent No. 10863610 

Inventor(s): Praveen K. Namburu (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Lincoln Global, Inc. (City of Industry, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15236360 on 08/12/2016 (1579 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a plasma cutting torch and plasma cutting torch components, such as electrodes, cathodes, retainer caps, etc. having a unique physical features, including threads relationships. Embodiments include torch components having modified square thread with a specialized thread configuration including a particular relationship between thread crest and root, and included angles of thread sidewalls.

[H05H] PLASMA TECHNIQUE (ion-beam tubes H01J 27/00; magnetohydrodynamic generators H02K 44/08; producing X-rays involving plasma generation H05G 2/00); PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY- CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS (obtaining neutrons from radioactive sources G21, e.g. G21B, G21C, G21G); PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS (atomic clocks G04F 5/14; devices using stimulated emission H01S; frequency regulation by comparison with a reference frequency determined by energy levels of molecules, atoms, or subatomic particles H03L 7/26)


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Tackle box
Patent No. D904017 

Inventor(s): Joseph R. Flaherty (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29672874 on 12/10/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Charge air cooler test kit case
Patent No. D904020 

Inventor(s): Tzu-Jung Chen (Tainan, , TW)
Assignee(s): Fleet Pride, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29660576 on 08/21/2018 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chair
Patent No. D904044 

Inventor(s): Dylan McKinnon (Grand Rapids, MI), Mark Spoelhof (Grand Rapids, MI), Robert Weiss (Grand Rapids, MI)
Assignee(s): Smith System Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Price Heneveld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707310 on 09/27/2019 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cup lid
Patent No. D904108 

Inventor(s): Christopher Gronkowski (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wenderoth, Lind Ponack, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664406 on 09/25/2018 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Decorative crown for a truck
Patent No. D904239 

Inventor(s): Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29702959 on 08/22/2019 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Decorative crown for a truck
Patent No. D904240 

Inventor(s): Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, TX), Troy R. McCuller (Argyle, TX), Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29702960 on 08/22/2019 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Decorative crown for a truck
Patent No. D904241 

Inventor(s): Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, TX), Troy R. McCuller (Argyle, TX), Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29702963 on 08/22/2019 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle bumper
Patent No. D904244 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco, 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: 29696373 on 06/27/2019 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle tire
Patent No. D904530 

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: 29696562 on 06/28/2019 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body
Patent No. D904531 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696548 on 06/28/2019 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle axle carrier
Patent No. D904532 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705200 on 09/10/2019 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Medical device
Patent No. D904630 

Inventor(s): Steve Blake (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Orthofix Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29715557 on 12/03/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Motion-sensing light
Patent No. D904667 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): London Johnson, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29650451 on 06/06/2018 (916 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D904699 

Inventor(s): Josiah Wilhelm (Columbia Station, OH), Sunil Pinto (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29684137 on 03/19/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D904700 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Baker (Fort Worth, TX), Sunil Pinto (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29735611 on 05/22/2020 (200 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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