Dallas Invents: 156 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 3

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

Patents granted include:
• Enseo's hospitality property management tool
• Garrity Power Services' wirelessly powered locker
• Global Tel*Link's AR system for guards
• Microfabrica's releasable tissue anchoring device
• MoneyGram's prefunding for money transfer
• Nicomodo's floral packaging method and apparatus
• Sigh's noise detector and analysis/alert engine
Toyota's vehicle console with device charging trays
USAA's methods for distributed currency management
Verizon's identification of wireless coverage for multi-occupant structures
• ZS Pharma's compositions to remove toxins from the GI tract
Raytheon's "agricultural situational awareness" tool

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 Sept. 3, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP  LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 19
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 12
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 8
Syndiant Inc. (Dallas) 4

UNASSIGNED 14


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake) 4
Lee D. Whetsel (Parker) 3
Akil Bacchus (Magnolia) 2
Boon Loong Ng (Plano) 2
Douglas Slattery (McKinney) 2
Harish N. Venkata (Allen) 2


FIRST SEEN 
(COMPANIES THAT MAY BE ORIGINATING A PATENT IN DFW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2019, ACCORDING TO PATENT INDEX.) 

Linden Steel LP
Patent No. D0858799
Rebar cage stand

Monolithic Constructors
Patent No. 10400462
Transverse span airform structure

Nicomodo
Patent No. 10398089
Floral packaging method and apparatus

Surgical Device Innovations
Patent No. D0858768
Acetabular device


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

147 days
Micro LED display module having light transmissive substrate
Patent No. 10403613
Assignee: Syndiant Inc. (Dallas)
Inventors: Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Palo Alto, CA), Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake), Liming Wang (JiangSu Province CN), Min Hwang Michael Lyu (Taipei,TW)

3,330 days
Diastolic recoil method and device for treatment of cardiac pathologies
Patent No. 10398556
Assignee: CorInnova Incorporated (Houston)
Inventor Dennis I. Robbins (Richardson)  


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Floral packaging method and apparatus
Patent No. 10398089 

Inventor(s): Nico De Swert (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NICOMODO CO. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15356358 on 11/18/2016 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for the protection and transportation of floral arrangements are shown. The apparatus includes a container defining a central volume. A tray is included for the suspending of a floral arrangement within the central volume. A decorative base is configured to surround a portion of the flowers. An insert is in communication with the container and configured to cradle a portion of the decorative base so as to restrict movement. The floral arrangement is tied or coupled to a portion of the tray. An optional temperature regulating device may be inserted to assist in maintaining the freshness of the floral arrangement.

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


Oven
Patent No. 10398148 

Inventor(s): Souhel Khanania (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15581970 on 04/28/2017 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oven has a first conveyor, a first burner that directs heat toward the first conveyor from above the first conveyor, and a second burner that directs heat toward the first conveyor from below the first conveyor. A method includes providing foodstuff on a conveyor, exposing the foodstuff to heat directed toward the foodstuff from above the conveyor, and exposing the foodstuff to heat directed toward the foodstuff from below the conveyor. Another oven has a first conveyor and first conveyor insulators that surround the first conveyor and define a first zone. Another method includes introducing foodstuff to a first conveyor belt within a first insulated zone, introducing heat into the first insulated zone, and retaining a portion of the heat within the first insulated zone. Another oven has an insulated cooking zone that closely envelopes a cooking path and an insulated oven zone that substantially envelopes the cooking zone.

[A21B] BAKERS’ OVENS; MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT FOR BAKING (domestic baking equipment A47J 37/00; combustion apparatus F23; domestic stoves or ranges being wholly or partly ovens F24B, F24C)


Wirelessly powered locker
Patent No. 10398247 

Inventor(s): Antony Brinlee (Plano, TX), Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrity Power Services LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15834832 on 12/07/2017 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wirelessly-powered locker comprises a transmitting antenna mounted to or embedded within a locker wall and a receiving antenna coupled to the lock. A power source connected to a transmitter transmits power to a wireless receiver in the lock via radiated wireless power. The wireless power operating frequency may be in the ISM band. The lock may further include wireless communication means to allow wireless transmission of an unlock code to the lock or wireless monitoring of the lock.

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


Intraocular lens alignment
Patent No. 10398300 

Inventor(s): Boris Nalibotski (New London, CT), Ilias Levis (Westwood, MA), Katariina Lahti (Westwood, MA)
Assignee(s): Alcon Research, Ltd. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14813873 on 07/30/2015 (1496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a radial alignment guide for an eye includes collecting preoperative alignment data relative to a pupil from an eye that is not dilated. The method also includes locating a pupil center of the eye while dilated. The method further includes displaying the alignment data on an image of the dilated eye relative to the pupil center. In particular embodiments, software embodied in a computer-readable medium is executable by a processor to perform the steps of such a method.

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


Releasable tissue anchoring device and method for using
Patent No. 10398435 

Inventor(s): Adam L. Cohen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Microfabrica Inc. (Van Nuys, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15019927 on 02/09/2016 (1302 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of invention are directed to tissue approximation instruments that may be delivered to the body of a patient during minimally invasive or other surgical procedures. In one group of embodiments, the instrument has an elongated configuration with two sets of expandable wings that each have spreadable wings that can be made to expand when located on opposite sides of a distal tissue region and a proximal tissue region and can then be made to move toward one another to bring the two tissue regions into a more proximate position. The instrument is delivered through a needle or catheter and is controlled by relative movement of a push tube and control wire wherein the control wire can be released from the instrument via rotation in a first direction and can cause release of the approximation device from tissue that it is holding by rotation in the opposite direction.

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


Diastolic recoil method and device for treatment of cardiac pathologies
Patent No. 10398556 

Inventor(s): Dennis I. Robbins (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CorInnova Incorporated (Houston, TX), The Texas AM University System (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 12842005 on 07/22/2010 (3330 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides methods and direct cardiac contact diastolic recoil device to improve diastolic recoil of a heart and includes a biocompatible film attached to or enclosing one or more structural elements that store elastic energy during heart contraction and release energy during heart filling.

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


Theacrine-based supplement and method of use thereof in a synergistic combination with caffeine
Patent No. 10398701 

Inventor(s): Shawn Wells (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Ortho-Nutra, LLC (Morganville, NJ)
Law Firm: Amin Talati Wasserman LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15600371 on 05/19/2017 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: A human dietary supplement comprises theacrine and optionally other compounds that modulate the effects of theacrine. Uses for the theacrine-containing supplement include improvement of at least one of mood, energy, focus, concentration or sexual desire or a reduction of at least one of anxiety or fatigue. A synergistic composition comprises co-administration of theacrine and caffeine, wherein the co-administered caffeine reduces theacrine oral clearance (CL/F) and oral volume of distribution (Vd/F). In addition, the co-administered caffeine increases area under the plasma concentration time curve (AUC) of theacrine, and increases theacrine maximum plasma concentration (C[subscript]max[/subscript]) in comparison with the corresponding pharmacokinetic parameters when theacrine is administered alone.

[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)


C17-heteroaryl derivatives of oleanolic acid and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10398711 

Inventor(s): Christopher F. Bender (Garland, TX), Melean Visnick (Irving, TX), Xin Jiang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): REATA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15861241 on 01/03/2018 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[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)


Microporous zirconium silicate for the treatment of hyperkalemia
Patent No. 10398730 

Inventor(s): Alvaro F. Guillem (Lantana, TX), Donald Jeffrey Keyser (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ZS PHARMA, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14826011 on 08/13/2015 (1482 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to novel microporous zirconium silicate compositions that are formulated to remove toxins, e.g. potassium ions, from the gastrointestinal tract at an elevated rate without causing undesirable side effects. The preferred formulations are designed avoid increase in pH of urine in patients and/or avoid potential entry of particles into the bloodstream of the patient. Also disclosed is a method for preparing high purity crystals of UZSi-9 exhibiting an enhanced level of potassium exchange capacity. These compositions are particularly useful in the therapeutic treatment of hyperkalemia.

[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)


System and method for securing an airway device in a stationary position
Patent No. 10398866 

Inventor(s): Christopher L. Ekstam (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15245351 on 08/24/2016 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus to secure an airway tube within a mouth of a user and in a fixed position relative to a user”s head. The apparatus includes a support structure having a vertical member rigidly attached to and extending perpendicular to a horizontal member; a first strap having a front surface fixedly secured to the vertical member and a back surface configured to removably engage with the airway tube; a second elongated strap having a first section and a second section; a first locking device secured to the front surface of the first strap and configured to secure the first strap in a wrapped position around the airway tube; and a second locking device secured at an end of the first section of the second strap and configured to secure the first section to the second section.

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


Systems and methods for patient-proximate vapor transfer for respiratory therapy
Patent No. 10398871 

Inventor(s): George C. Dungan, II (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): VAPOTHERM, INC. (Exeter, NH)
Law Firm: White Case LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14675198 on 03/31/2015 (1617 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for humidifying a breathing gas are presented. The system includes a source of pressurized breathing gas, a vapor transfer unit external to the source of pressurized breathing gas, a first gas tube connecting the source of pressurized breathing gas to the gas inlet of the vapor transfer unit and having a first length, a liquid supply having a heater that heats liquid, a first liquid tube coupling the liquid supply to the liquid inlet of the vapor transfer unit, and a second gas tube having a second length and connecting the gas outlet to a patient interface. The first length is greater than the second length. The vapor transfer unit includes a gas passage, a liquid passage, and a membrane separating the gas passage and the liquid passage. The membrane is positioned to transfer vapor from the liquid passage to the gas passage.

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


Medical systems, devices, and related methods
Patent No. 10398880 

Inventor(s): Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178163 on 11/01/2018 (306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include inflating a first balloon within an internal carotid artery so as to block antegrade flow of blood into an ophthalmic artery. Additionally, the method may include maintaining antegrade flow of blood in the internal carotid artery via a perfusion lumen in the first balloon. Further, the method may include inserting a device into the ophthalmic artery via a lumen extending through a portion of the first balloon to a side opening in the first balloon.

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


Iron type golf club head and set
Patent No. 10398950 

Inventor(s): John Kendall (Wylie, TX), Justin Honea (Richardson, TX), Matthew Brian Neeley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15794473 on 10/26/2017 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: An iron-type golf club head and set having multi-material construction including a carbon steel alloy body and a thin high strength alloy face. A passageway extends from a closed void behind the face, and is accessible from an exterior of the body. The passageway establishes a passageway axis, and at least a portion of the passageway axis intersects the face at an axis-to-face intersection point. The set includes close control of the opening/closing moment of inertia and Ycg distance between club heads.

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


Flying popper toy
Patent No. 10399001 

Inventor(s): Dan Canobbio (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15934999 on 03/25/2018 (527 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a pop-up toy device for recreational purposes of a user. The pop-up toy device includes a flexible elastic hemispherical shell and a propeller unit. The flexible elastic hemispherical shell includes a convex outer surface having an inlet, and a concave inner surface. The propeller unit fits inside the inlet of the convex outer surface. The propeller unit includes a housing unit that fits inside the inlet, a coiled spring is configured in the housing unit and interfaces the coiled spring, a stem attaches to the housing unit and plurality of fan blades attached to the stem. The coiled spring rotates the stem and the plurality of fan blades. The user applies pressure to the convex outer surface to create a near flat surface. The flexible elastic hemispherical shell stores energy when deformed to the near flat surface. The flexible elastic hemispherical shell returns to its original convex outer surface from the near flat surface when dropped onto a fixed surface. The drop results in pop up of the flexible elastic hemi-spherical shell thereby releasing the stored energy. Further during pop up, the fan blades start rotating along with the stem to provide thrust against gravitational pull on the flexible elastic hemi-spherical shell. Furthermore, the stem may be detachably attached to the housing unit and thus detaches from the housing unit during pop-up after drop by the user.

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


 

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

Ratchet wrench
Patent No. 10399214 

Inventor(s): Stanley D. Winnard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14574000 on 12/17/2014 (1721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ratchet wrench comprising a housing, at least one gear supported within the housing, one of the at least one gear comprising a drive hole, a stationary handle extending from the housing, a dynamic handle hingedly extending from the housing such that, the dynamic handle is rotatable between at least one handle open position and a handle closed position, and at least one pawl, each of the at least one pawl adapted to slide between a pawl open position and a pawl closed position, one of the at least one pawl adapted to be in engagement with one of the at least one gear at a time. The dynamic handle disposed in operative communication with the at least one pawl such that, rotating the dynamic handle towards the handle closed position causes the at least one gear rotate in one direction and releasing the dynamic handle causes pawl to return to the pawl open position without causing the at least one gear to rotate in the opposite direction.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


Composite wing structure and methods of manufacture
Patent No. 10399285 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Southlake, TX), David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Douglas K. Wolfe (Denton, TX), George R. Decker (Amarillo, TX), John R. McCullough (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15423939 on 02/03/2017 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, there is a method of making a pre-cured laminate having a total number of plies in a mold, the mold having a periphery defined by a forward edge, an aft edge, and outboard ends. The method includes selecting a first plurality of resin impregnated plies that continuously extend beyond the periphery of the mold, the first plurality of resin impregnated plies includes at least 50 percent of the total number of plies; laying the plies in a mold; compacting the plies in a mold; and pre-curing the plies to form a pre-cured laminate, which can extend beyond the periphery of the mold. In an embodiment, a pre-cured laminate includes a first plurality of resin impregnated plies that continuously extend beyond the periphery of the mold, the first plurality of resin impregnated plies includes at least 50 percent of the total number of plies.

[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]


Reduction of condensation in vehicle HVAC systems
Patent No. 10399410 

Inventor(s): David W. Cosgrove (Royal Oak, 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: 15070179 on 03/15/2016 (1267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can be configured to reduce and/or prevent condensation build up on one or more elements of the system. Subsequent to a power state of the vehicle being switched from an active state to an inactive state, a fresh mode air source can be selected as an intake for a blower. It can be determined whether an ambient temperature is greater than or equal to a predetermined temperature. It can then be determined whether the compressor was in operation prior to the vehicle having been switched from the active state to the inactive state. It can be determined whether a temperature of an evaporator of the HVAC system is rising. If it is determined that the ambient temperature is greater than or equal to the predetermined temperature value, that the compressor was in operation prior to the vehicle having been switched from the active state tot eh inactive state, and that the temperature of the evaporator is rising, a blower can be activated to blow air from the fresh mode air source across the evaporator.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


Multi-piece overfender assemblies and methods of mounting the same to vehicles
Patent No. 10399606 

Inventor(s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883994 on 01/30/2018 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a wheel within a wheel well, a fender panel assembly that includes a fender outer panel and a fender inner panel, the fender panel assembly at least partially surrounding the wheel well, and an overfender assembly connected to the fender panel assembly. The overfender assembly includes an overfender backing including a fender outer panel connection portion that connects to the fender outer panel and a fender inner panel connection portion that connects to the fender inner panel and an overfender garnish connected to the overfender backing. The overfender garnish and the overfender backing are formed separately of different materials.

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


Tailgate-mounted air drag reduction mechanism
Patent No. 10399615 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, 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: 15631271 on 06/23/2017 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air drag reduction mechanism for a vehicle is provided. The mechanism includes a base and an air deflector rotatably coupled to the base. The air deflector is rotatable between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration. At least one actuator is operatively coupled to the air deflector and structured to rotate the air deflector between the stowed configuration and the deployed configuration. At least one latching mechanism is operatively coupled to the air deflector and the base. The latching mechanism is structured to engage when the air deflector rotates from the stowed configuration to the deployed configuration, to maintain the air deflector in the deployed configuration. The latching mechanism is also structured to disengage when the air deflector reconfigures from the extended configuration to the retracted configuration so as to permit rotation of the air deflector from the deployed configuration to the stowed configuration.

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


Shock-resisting device and method
Patent No. 10399701 

Inventor(s): Brett A. Miller (Garland, TX), Brian M. Graue (McKinney, TX), Jason Lavine (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15093341 on 04/07/2016 (1244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shock-resisting device includes a snubber that may be selectively moved from a retracted position to an engaged position to selectively create a stiff attachment between a vibration-isolated gimbal of the device, and an outer shell of the device. The gimbal is movable relative to the outer shell. The snubber includes a retainer maintaining the snubber in the retracted position, wherein the snubber is configured to move from the retracted position to the engaged position in response to loss of power to the retainer.

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


Tip clearance measurement of a rotary wing aircraft
Patent No. 10400851 

Inventor(s): Christopher Paul Butler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15501100 on 09/30/2015 (1434 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft is provided including an airframe, an extending tail, and a counter rotating, coaxial main rotor assembly including an upper rotor assembly with an upper blade and a lower rotor assembly with a lower blade. A first antenna in one of upper blade and the lower blade, and a second antenna in the other of the upper blade and the lower blade. An oscillator to apply an excitation signal to the first antenna. A blade proximity monitor to monitor a magnitude of the excitation signal and an output signal from the second antenna to determine a distance between the upper blade and the lower blade.

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


Vehicle console assemblies with device charging trays including electronic device support features
Patent No. 10404085 

Inventor(s): Chae An (Northville, MI), Kerry Scott Zellner, Jr. (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North Ameica, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15658969 on 07/25/2017 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle console assembly includes a console housing including a storage compartment including a floor, a front wall, a rear wall and opposite side walls that extend between the front wall and the end wall defining a storage volume. A device charging tray includes a floor, a front wall, a rear wall and opposite side walls that extend between the front wall and the rear wall defining a storage volume. The device charging tray includes a raised support boss that extends out of the floor at the front wall. The raised support boss reduces a distance between the floor and an edge of the front wall. The raised support boss is located to support a mobile computing device positioned within the storage volume of the device charging tray spaced from the floor.

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


 

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

Negative allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptor 3
Patent No. 10399948 

Inventor(s): Kyle A. Emmitte (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15549944 on 02/10/2016 (1301 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are negative allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 (mGlu3), pharmaceutical compositions including the compounds, and methods of using the compounds and compositions for treating depression, cognitive disorders, schizophrenia, Alzheimer”s disease, or cancer in a subject.

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


Hydroxybenzophenone-based stabilizers and polymers end-capped with the same
Patent No. 10400087 

Inventor(s): Satchit Srinivasan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15508323 on 09/03/2015 (1461 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to hydroxybenzophenone-based compounds of formula (I) that are used to improve UV, thermal, and thereto-oxidative stability of high performance aromatic polymers in a blend or as end-cappers of the same polymers.

[C08K] USE OF INORGANIC OR NON-MACROMOLECULAR ORGANIC SUBSTANCES AS COMPOUNDING INGREDIENTS (paints, inks, varnishes, dyes, polishes, adhesives C09) [2]


Polyelectrolyte complexes
Patent No. 10400131 

Inventor(s): David J. Lestage (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): The Clorox Company (Oakland, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15704275 on 09/14/2017 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions of associative polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), optionally containing surfactants, biocidal agents and/or oxidants, which can provide surface protection to treated articles including reduced soiling tendency, reduced cleaning effort and improved soil repellancy, as well as providing bacteriostatic properties to treated surfaces that thereby gain resistance to water, environmental exposure and microbial challenge. Treatment means and compositions are provided that employ associative polyelectrolyte complexes formed by combining a water soluble cationic first polyelectrolyte with a water soluble second polyelectrolyte bearing groups of opposite charge to the first polyelectrolyte under suitable mixing conditions where the one polyelectrolyte present in molar excess is added in the form of a first aqueous solution during a mixing step to a second aqueous solution comprising the oppositely charged polyelectrolyte present in molar deficiency. Also provided are means to form stable associative polyelectrolyte complexes in aqueous solutions having R values from about 0.10 to 20, including near stoichiometric R values approaching 1, being the ratio of charged groups present on the component polyelectrolytes employed.

[C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL


Associative polymers for mist-control
Patent No. 10400186 

Inventor(s): Ralph Leonard Ameri David (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15171868 on 06/02/2016 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: Polymeric mist control materials, methods of forming polymeric mist control materials, and methods of using such materials for mist control are provided. The polymeric mist control additives are formed of molecules comprised predominantly of monomers that confer high solubility in fuel and include associative groups that attract each other in donor-acceptor manner, and are incorporated such that multiple associative groups are in close proximity (”clusters”), such that the clusters are separated by very long non-associative sequences.

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


Method of self-aligning deposition equipment
Patent No. 10400325 

Inventor(s): Martin B. Garcia (Princeton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15639230 on 06/30/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system ([b]100[/b]) for aligning a dispensing apparatus ([b]110[/b]) utilized within a semiconductor deposition chamber ([b]102[/b]). A stationary reference apparatus ([b]106[/b]) is disposed along the bottom of the deposition chamber. A self-alignment support system ([b]122[/b]), comprising one or more support components ([b]124[/b]), is intercoupled between the dispensing apparatus and a deposition system exterior component ([b]112[/b]). The self-alignment support system is adapted to facilitate and secure repositioning of the dispensing apparatus responsive to pressure applied to the dispensing surface ([b]114[/b]) thereof. A non-yielding offset component ([b]126[/b]) is placed upon a first surface ([b]108[/b]) of the stationary reference apparatus. The dispensing surface of the dispensing apparatus is engaged with the offset component, and pressure is applied to the dispensing apparatus via the offset component until a desired alignment is achieved.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


Hybrid bonding materials comprising ball grid arrays and metal inverse opal bonding layers, and power electronics assemblies incorporating the same
Patent No. 10403594 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876929 on 01/22/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid bonding layer includes a metal inverse opal (MIO) layer with a plurality of hollow spheres and a predefined porosity, and a ball grid array (BGA) disposed within the MIO layer. The MIO layer and the BGA may be disposed between a pair of bonding layers. The MIO layer and the BGA each have a melting point above a TLP sintering temperature and the pair of bonding layers each have a melting point below the TLP sintering temperature such that the hybrid bonding layer can be transient liquid phase bonded between a substrate and a semiconductor device. The pair of bonding layers may include a first pair of bonding layers with a melting point above the TLP sintering temperature and a second pair of bonding layers with a melting point below the TLP sintering temperature.

[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]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Vehicle doors including door trim assemblies and vehicles including same
Patent No. 10399513 

Inventor(s): Daniel F. Gillay (Plymouth, 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: 15483184 on 04/10/2017 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body and a vehicle door connected to the vehicle body. The vehicle door includes an interior trim panel including an upper board and an ornament member that is connected to an interior surface of the upper board. The ornament member has a front edge, a rear edge and side edges that extend from the front edge to the rear edge. The ornament member includes an interference member that extends outwardly from at least one of the front edge, the rear edge and the side edges and extends under the upper board to interface with the upper board during a side impact event.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Transverse span airform structure
Patent No. 10400462 

Inventor(s): David B. South, Jr. (Providence, UT)
Assignee(s): Monolithic Constructors, Inc. (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15146840 on 05/04/2016 (1217 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transverse span for an airform membrane is disclosed that can include a material having a perimeter defined at least in part by a longitudinal edge having opposite ends that terminate at a base edge further defining the perimeter. The longitudinal edge can be configured to couple to a longitudinal edge of an adjacent transverse span of the airform membrane. The base edge can at least partially define a base perimeter of the airform membrane for coupling with a base support structure. The transverse span can also include a load compensated region with a length dimension and/or a width dimension reduced from an intended final dimension to compensate for stretch of the material when the airform membrane is inflated. In addition, the transverse span can include a flare region between the load compensated region and the base edge. The flare region can transition in the length dimension and/or the width dimension between the load compensated region and the base edge.

[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


System and method for a security film
Patent No. 10400503 

Inventor(s): Tim Miller (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15911431 on 03/05/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for a security glass system. The system includes a pane of glass and a security film adhered to the glass. A bracket has a glass coupler portion, a gap definer, and a support coupler. The glass coupler is adhered to the security film via an adhesive. The support coupler is adhered to the support via an adhesive. The result is a securement system which can withstand more blows than traditional glass.

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


System for injecting coiled tubing
Patent No. 10400524 

Inventor(s): Gregory C. Cobb (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14855062 on 09/15/2015 (1449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coiled tubing injection and removal system includes an injector head forming a hollow cavity and configured to receive the coiled tubing therein the hollow cavity; a first chain assembly and a second chain assembly, both chain assemblies being secured within the hollow cavity and configured to engage and move the coiled tubing through the hollow cavity; and a first and second guide bar carried within the hollow cavity and configured to engage with and guide the coiled tubing in a direction relatively parallel with the first chain assembly and the second chain assembly.

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


Downhole tool anchoring device
Patent No. 10400532 

Inventor(s): Wei Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15324556 on 07/29/2014 (1862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool includes a tool body and a first anchoring device integrated with the tool body. The first anchoring device includes at least two linear actuators within and non-perpendicular to the tool body, each of the at least two linear actuators configured to move a corresponding contact pad between a retracted position and an anchor position. The first anchoring device also includes at least one guide component coupled to each contact pad to restrict movement of a corresponding contact pad to a predetermined path.

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


System and method for a downhole hanger assembly
Patent No. 10400533 

Inventor(s): Paul David Ringgenberg (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15565840 on 06/03/2015 (1553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole hanger assembly having a downhole hanger and a telemetry unit. The telemetry unit can reside within the downhole hanger or the telemetry unit can reside in a telemetry component which is coupled with the downhole hanger. The downhole hanger assembly can be lowered into a wellbore tubular and set against an interior wall of the wellbore tubular. The telemetry unit can receive and transmit data uphole and/or downhole. The data can be received from another telemetry unit and/or from a tool assembly, such as a sensor.

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


System and methods for increasing the permeability of geological formations
Patent No. 10400566 

Inventor(s): George W. Niemann (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15656844 on 07/21/2017 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of increasing a permeability of a strata includes positioning an electromagnetic tool at a first location of the strata, generating a first time-varying magnetic field using the electromagnetic tool, and applying a first time-varying magnetic force to a first magnetic material of the strata using the first time-varying magnetic field, where the strata includes a first plurality of pores. The method further includes fracturing the strata to increase the permeability of the strata proximate the first location using the first time-varying magnetic force.

[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]


Real-time determination of formation fluid properties using density analysis
Patent No. 10400595 

Inventor(s): Jess V. Ford (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Blank Rome LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13827931 on 03/14/2013 (2364 days app to issue)

Abstract: Analysis evaluates formation fluid with a downhole tool disposed in a borehole. A plurality of possible constituents is defined for the formation fluid, and constraints are defined for the possible constituents. The constraints can include boundary constraints and constraints on the system”s dynamics. The formation fluid is obtained from the borehole with the downhole tool over a plurality of time intervals, and density of the obtained formation fluid is obtained at the time intervals. To evaluate the fluid composition, a state probability distribution of the possible constituents of the obtained formation fluid at the current time interval is computed recursively from that at the previous time interval and by assimilating the current measured density of the obtained formation fluid in addition to the defined boundary/dynamic constraints. The probabilistic characterization of the state of the possible constituents allows, in turn, the probabilistic inference of formation properties such as contamination level and GOR.

[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

 

Well service valve seat removal
Patent No. 10400764 

Inventor(s): Alexander Grams (Fort Worth, TX), Bryan Wagner (Fort Worth, TX), Christopher Buckley (Tomball, TX), Erica Snider (Fort Worth, TX), Justin R. Cummings (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15488101 on 04/14/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve seat includes a generally cylindrical body that defines a bore extending axially therethrough and has an outer surface. An enlarged diameter portion extends axially from the generally cylindrical body and defines a shoulder surface and an annular surface disposed opposite the shoulder surface; the annular surface is configured to form a seal with a displaceable portion of a valve. An annular notch is formed in the outer surface of the generally cylindrical body, and it extends a distance from a shoulder surface. The annular notch decouples a stiffness of the enlarged diameter portion to thereby increase a radial compressibility of the generally cylindrical body. An annular channel is formed in the outer surface of the generally cylindrical body and is disposed axially below the annular notch. The annular channel is configured to receive a hydraulic fluid to compress radially the generally cylindrical body.

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


Method for fastening
Patent No. 10400812 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15463773 on 03/20/2017 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a method for fastening a fastener body having a longitudinal axis, a first external male threaded portion, and two or more through-holes perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fastener body in the first external male threaded portion, wherein the through-holes are on a different plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fastener, wherein the two or more through-holes are on a different one of the planes and angle from an adjacent through-hole of the two or more through-holes; and tightening a fastening member configured to matingly engage the first external male threaded portion, wherein the two or more through-holes is capable of receiving a pin without having to rotationally adjust the fastening member such that compression is maintained between a first object and a second object.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Method and mechanism for open clutch drag reduction
Patent No. 10400829 

Inventor(s): Luke A. Rippelmeyer (Canton, 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: 15338682 on 10/31/2016 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clutch assembly includes at least a first separator plate and a second separator plate coaxial with and adjacent the first separator plate. The first separator plate includes at least a first magnet arranged such that a first pole of the first magnet faces in a direction toward the second separator plate. The second separator plate includes at least a second magnet arranged such that a first pole of the second magnet having a polarity the same as the first pole of the first magnet faces in a direction toward the first separator plate. The first and second magnets are arranged with respect to each other such that a repulsive force tending to force the first and second separator plates away from each other is generated between like poles of the first magnet and the second magnet.

[F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2]


Decorative lights and related methods
Patent No. 10400966 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Lio Yenwei Chang (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Gemmy Industries Corp. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15492735 on 04/20/2017 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decorative light can include: a housing defining an interior space and having an open front; a cover mounted to the open front of the housing, the cover including a beam-splitter light lens shade and a substantially planar lens portion disposed around the beam-splitter light lens shade; a motor located in the interior space of the housing, the motor including an output shaft; a first light module located in the interior space and including first light units disposed about the output shaft of the motor, where the output shaft is rotatable with respect to the first light units; a second light module located in the interior space and including second light units disposed about the output shaft of the motor, wherein the output shaft is rotatable with respect to the second light units; and a rotating lens module connected to the output shaft of the motor for rotation.

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


Lighting control for chilled beam
Patent No. 10401050 

Inventor(s): Ernest Freeman (Dallas, TX), Honghui Zhang (Richardson, TX), Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville, TX), Keith Glasch (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14690216 on 04/17/2015 (1600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device comprising a fin structure, a vent disposed in the fin structure, a cooling coil disposed in the vent, a light disposed in the fin structure and wherein the fin structure is configured to create a Coanda effect for air exiting the vent.

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


Retention member for perforating guns
Patent No. 10401137 

Inventor(s): Cory D. Day (Burleson, TX), Lyle W. Andrich (Grandview, TX)
Assignee(s): OWEN OIL TOOLS LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Mossman, Kumar Tyler PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15349659 on 11/11/2016 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating gun includes a charge tube having shaped charges affixed thereto. Each shaped charge includes a radially outward pointing post adapted to receive a detonator cord. A retention member installed on the post provides a compressive force that energetically couples the detonator cord to the post. The radially outermost portion of the retention member is radially flush with or radially recessed relative to the radially outermost portion of each post. In one embodiment, the retention member has a rounded medial portion, a central opening and a pair of locking tabs that point radially inward to the central opening. Each post may include a slot for receiving the detonator cord and a circumferential groove that is adapted to receive the locking tabs.

[F42D] BLASTING (fuses, e.g. fuse cords, C06C 5/00; blasting cartridges F42B 3/00)


 

P H Y S I C S

Liquid level sensing apparatus and related methods
Patent No. 10401209 

Inventor(s): Lyle Yarnell (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15629495 on 06/21/2017 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: Liquid level sensing apparatus are disclosed. An example liquid level sensing apparatus includes a cannula defining a body having a tip and an access channel. The tip to pierce a container, where the cannula is to be at least partially positioned in the container when the tip pierces the container. A probe is to be positioned in the access channel. A signal source is to electrically energize the probe and the cannula to cause the probe to emit a first signal and cause the cannula to emit a second signal.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Estimating downhole fluid volumes using multi-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance measurements
Patent No. 10401313 

Inventor(s): Erik Rylander (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Schlumberger Technology Corporation (Sugar Land, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15604029 on 05/24/2017 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole fluid volumes of a geological formation may be estimated using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements, even in organic shale reservoirs. Multi-dimensional NMR measurements, such as two-dimensional NMR measurements and/or, in some cases, one or more well-logging measurements relating to total organic carbon may be used to estimate downhole fluid volumes of hydrocarbons such as bitumen, light hydrocarbon, kerogen, and/or water. Having identified the fluid volumes in this manner or any other suitable manner from the NMR measurements, a reservoir producibility index (RPI) may be generated. The downhole fluid volumes and/or the RPI may be output on a well log to enable an operator to make operational and strategic decisions for well production.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Lp(a) subform size identification using elisa
Patent No. 10401370 

Inventor(s): Daniel M. Hoefner (Ashland, VA), Erin Grace Summers Bellin (Sandston, VA), Mohmed Ashmaig (Glen Allen, VA), Philip Guadagno (Vashon Island, WA)
Assignee(s): True Health IP LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14924470 on 10/27/2015 (1407 days app to issue)

Abstract: The application describes methods for determining the particle number and/or molar mass of lipoprotein(a) subform(s) in a biological sample using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The methods described herein significantly improve lipoprotein ELISA methods and devices capable of quantifying particle numbers and population mass of Lp(a) particles. This technology offers a method for the efficient and cost-effective measurement of specific Lp(a) in a rapid, low-cost format, rather than limited measurement of Lp(a) concentration in patient tissues. The ability to measure the particle number and/or molar mass of lipoprotein(a) subform(s) in a biological sample also provides a useful diagnostic tool for assessing cardiovascular risk in a subject.

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


Line fault signature analysis
Patent No. 10401412 

Inventor(s): Amit G Kumbasi (Allen, TX), Kallikuppa M Sreenivasa (Bangalore, , IN), Prasanna U Rajagopal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15844235 on 12/15/2017 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a time-domain analyzer is arranged to generate an indication of a number of high-frequency events of an electrical monitor signal that includes a fundamental periodic frequency. The high-frequency events include frequencies higher than the fundamental periodic frequency. A frequency-domain analyzer is arranged to generate frequency band information in response to frequencies of the electrical monitor signal that are higher than the fundamental periodic frequency. A fault detector is arranged to monitor the indication of the number of high-frequency events and the generated frequency band information, and to generate a fault flag in response to the monitored indication of the number of high-frequency events and the generated frequency band information.

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


Wrapper serial port externally accessible pin providing additional tap control
Patent No. 10401426 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173699 on 10/29/2018 (309 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a first embodiment a TAP [b]318[/b] of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP [b]202[/b] of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture, normally controlled by the WSP, is rendered controllable by the TAP. In a second embodiment (1) the TAP and WSP based architectures are merged together such that the sharing of the previously described architectural elements are possible, and (2) the TAP and WSP test interfaces are merged into a single optimized test interface that is operable to perform all operations of each separate test interface.

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


Inverted TCK, input and fixed address registers, comparator, compare register
Patent No. 10401428 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724876 on 10/04/2017 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for making device TAPs addressable to allow device TAPs to be accessed in a parallel arrangement without the need for having a unique TMS signal for each device TAP in the arrangement. According to the disclosure, device TAPs are addressed by inputting an address on the TDI input of devices on the falling edge of TCK. An address circuit within the device is associated with the device”s TAP and responds to the address input to either enable or disable access of the device”s TAP.

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


Separate output circuitry for tap, additional port, and port selector
Patent No. 10401429 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16108274 on 08/22/2018 (377 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatuses for allowing a controller to select and access different types of access ports in a device. The selecting and accessing of the access ports is achieved using only the dedicated TDI, TMS, TCK, and TDO signal terminals of the device. The selecting and accessing of device access ports can be achieved when a single device is connected to the controller, when multiple devices are placed in a daisy-chain arrangement and connected to the controller, or when multiple devices are placed in a addressable parallel arrangement and connected to the controller. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.

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


Compact multi range automotive radar assembly with end-fire antennas on both sides of a printed circuit board
Patent No. 10401491 

Inventor(s): Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15351714 on 11/15/2016 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicular radar board includes a PCB having a first surface and a second surface. The first surface of the board includes a plurality of transmitter end-fire antennas and a first plurality of receiver end-fire antennas that are spaced apart by a first gap. The second surface of the board includes a second plurality of receiver end-fire antennas that are spaced apart by a second gap that is greater than the first gap. The board also includes a first RFIC positioned on the first surface and designed to control the plurality of transmitter antennas to transmit radar signals and to receive a first reflected signal of the radar signals from the first plurality of receiver antennas. The board also includes a second RFIC positioned on the second surface and designed to receive a second reflected signal of the radar signals from the second plurality of receiver antennas.

[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


Microseismic density volume estimation
Patent No. 10401512 

Inventor(s): Bailo Suliman (Irving, TX), Douglas Portis (Irving, TX), Hector Bello (Flower Mound, TX), Robert Hull (Dallas, TX), Robert Meek (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Blank Rome LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14247988 on 04/08/2014 (1974 days app to issue)

Abstract: Rock properties and structural attributes can be combined with an ellipsoid stimulation model around a well bore. A stepwise regression or other optimization analysis can then used to determine what property(ies) and/or attribute(s) has the greatest impact on the shape and properties of a microseismic density volume and can be best used to predict the same. These same properties and/or attributes can then be used to create a microseismic density volume around another nearby well where microseismic data was not recorded to estimated a stimulated reservoir volume.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Telecommunications modules having multiple body sections and forward facing input and output adapters
Patent No. 10401586 

Inventor(s): Diana Rodriguez (Fort Worth, TX), Joshua David Henley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173270 on 10/29/2018 (309 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fiber optic module for use in a fiber optic terminal. The fiber optic module includes a body having a front end, a first body section including a first group of adapters on the front end and a first fiber routing arm having a first fiber retaining element at a free end of the first routing arm, and a second body section in stacked alignment with the first body section, wherein the second body section includes a second group of adapters on the front end and a second fiber routing arm having a second fiber retaining element at a free end of the second routing arm. The first body section and the second body section define an internal volume containing an optical splitter. The fiber optic module may also include a handle coupleable to the first body section.

[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]


Ultrasonic lens cleaning system with current sensing
Patent No. 10401618 

Inventor(s): Nabeel Fuad Khan (Sunnyvale, CA), Yunhong Li (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15059529 on 03/03/2016 (1279 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include ultrasonic cleaning systems, driver integrated circuits and methods for cleaning a lens, in which an oscillating drive signal is provided to an ultrasonic transducer and the driver controls the frequency of the drive signal according to a current sense signal representing a drive current flowing in the transducer. The driver sweeps the drive signal frequency and compares the sensed current values with predetermined profiles corresponding to a clean lens and a lens with one or more known contaminants, and generates the drive signal at one or more frequencies corresponding to peaks or valleys of the sensed current values or predetermined frequencies to promote cleaning of the lens.

[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]


Method and apparatus for an optical path length extender
Patent No. 10401639 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: HIPLegal LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15358040 on 11/21/2016 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to adjust light path length using a digital light path length modulator. The digital light path modulator includes an optical path length extender (OPLE) and a polarization modulator. The OPLE has two light paths having different path lengths, so light with a first polarization is directed through a first light path, and the light with a second polarization is directed through a second light path through the OPLE.

[G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4]


Approach for end-to-end power efficiency modeling for data centers
Patent No. 10401933 

Inventor(s): Da Qi Ren (Santa Clara, CA), Zhulin Wei (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14870856 on 09/30/2015 (1434 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a receiver configured to receive a plurality of power measurements from a plurality of power sensors, and a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to determine an amount of power used by a processing element in a data center by determining a summation of the plurality of power measurements, determine a data to Watt ratio that indicates an amount of data that may be processed by the processing element per unit of power used, determine an estimated execution time for processing the amount of data by the processing element, and determine an estimated energy consumption that indicates an amount of energy to be used by the processing element to process the amount of data.

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


User interface mechanical control apparatus with optical and capacitive position detection and optical position indication
Patent No. 10401984 

Inventor(s): Peter Spevak (Moosburg a.d. Isar, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15725707 on 10/05/2017 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include optical and capacitive position detection systems and user interface control apparatus to detect relative positions of a stationary first structure and a movable second structure. The optical system includes pairs of optical source and sensor devices spaced along a first direction on the first structure and a reflector extending along the first direction on the second structure to selectively reflect light from one of the optical sources to the corresponding optical sensor of a given pair when the reflector is proximate the given pair. The capacitive sensing system includes capacitor plate structures on the first structure and a conductive structure on the second structure to move along the first direction to selectively modify a capacitance of a given group of two or more of the plate structures. The detection system also includes an interface circuit to provide a position signal representing the relative position of the first and second structures according to signals from the optical sensors and the capacitor plate structures.

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


Simultaneous zoom in windows on a touch sensitive device
Patent No. 10402071 

Inventor(s): Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195720 on 11/19/2018 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for generating simultaneous zoom in windows on a touch sensitive device. A first portion of the user content is zooming into by touching the display screen in a proximity of the first portion using the touch input device while retaining an original zoom size of a first remaining portion of the user content. A second portion of the user content from the first remaining portion is zoomed into by touching the display screen in a proximity of the second portion using the touch input device while retaining a zoomed in first portion and an original zoom size of a second remaining portion of the of the first remaining portion, the original zoom size of the first and the second remaining portions being the same.

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


Systems and methods for writing zeros to a memory array
Patent No. 10402116 

Inventor(s): Byung S. Moon (Plano, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX), Myung Ho Bae (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15837685 on 12/11/2017 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device may include a memory array that includes multiple memory cells. The memory device may also include multiple sense amplifiers that, in operation, may each be connected to one or more memory cells. The sense amplifiers may be designed to assist in writing logical zeros to the multiple memory cells.

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


Vehicle multimedia display system
Patent No. 10402147 

Inventor(s): Sergei Gage (Redford, 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: 15423096 on 02/02/2017 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicle multimedia display system is disclosed. The vehicle multimedia display system includes a plurality of displays communicatively coupled to a portable device, a processor communicatively coupled to the plurality of displays, a memory module communicatively coupled to the processor, and machine readable and executable instructions stored in the memory module. The vehicle multimedia system receives a selection of one or more displays among the plurality of displays, receives content from the portable device, and displays the content transmitted from the portable device on the selected one or more displays.

[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]


Conditional execution specification of instructions using conditional extension slots in the same execute packet in a VLIW processor
Patent No. 10402199 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (Farmers Branch, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14920298 on 10/22/2015 (1412 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of this invention provides two conditional execution auxiliary instructions directed to disparate subsets of the plural functional units. Depending on the conditional execution desired, only one of the two conditional execution auxiliary instructions may be required for a particular execute packet. Another embodiment of this invention employs only one of two possible register files for the condition registers. In a VLIW processor it may be advantageous to split the functional units into separate sets with corresponding register files. This limits the number of functional units that may simultaneously access the register files. In the preferred embodiment of this invention the functional units are divided into a scalar set which access scalar registers and a vector set which access vector registers. The data registers storing the conditions for both scalar and vector instructions are in the scalar data register file.

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


Preventing data corruption and single point of failure in a fault-tolerant memory
Patent No. 10402287 

Inventor(s): Chris Michael Brueggen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Rathe Lindenbaum LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15500064 on 01/30/2015 (1677 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an example, data corruption and single point of failure is prevented in a fault-tolerant memory fabric with multiple redundancy controllers by granting, by a parity media controller, a lock of a stripe to a redundancy controller to perform a sequence on the stripe. The lock may be broken in response to determining a failure of the redundancy controller prior to completing the sequence. In response to breaking the lock, the parity cacheline of the stripe may be flagged as invalid. Also, a journal may be updated to document the breaking of the lock.

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


System and method for detecting false sharing
Patent No. 10402292 

Inventor(s): Chen Tian (Union City, CA), Tongping Liu (Amherst, MA), Ziang Hu (Union City, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584749 on 05/02/2017 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of false sharing detection includes performing, by a device, a plurality of optimization passes on source code, to produce optimized source code and receiving, by the device, selection criteria, The method also includes adding instrumentation to the optimized source code, by the device, after performing the plurality of optimization passes, to produce an instrumented code, where the instrumentation is configured to track memory access addresses and access types of global variables and heap variables in accordance with the selection criteria.

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


Parallel tracing
Patent No. 10402306 

Inventor(s): Chen Tian (Union City, CA), Reza Yazdani (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15156483 on 05/17/2016 (1204 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for tracing a computer program comprises a non-transitory memory having instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to generate trace code from a trace specification program to trace the computer program. The one or more processors calculate values by executing the computer program and the trace code records, in parallel, the values at a predetermined location in execution of the computer program.

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


Method and system for accessing a storage system with multiple file systems
Patent No. 10402313 

Inventor(s): Alon Marcu (Tel-Mond, , IL), Chieh-Hao Yang (Sunnyvale, CA), Junzhi Wang (San Jose, CA), Ori Stern (Modeen, , IL), Po Yuan (Milpitas, CA), Susan A. Cannon (Santa Cruz, CA), Xian Jun Liu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13863034 on 04/15/2013 (2332 days app to issue)

Abstract: In order to write data to a storage system accessible with a first and second file system, a manager receives a data write request associated with a file. The manager determines if a function supported by the second file system is needed to complete the write request. If so, the file is opened and extended with the first file system. The file is then opened and written to by the second file system. The file is truncated by the first file system, and closed by both file systems. If the second file system function is not needed, the file is opened, written, and closed by the first file system. In order to read data from a storage system using a function supported by the second file system, the second file system”s cached storage system index is updated, and then the file is opened, read, and closed by the second file system.

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


Method and system for using feedback information for selecting a routing bus for a memory transaction
Patent No. 10402348 

Inventor(s): James Philip Aldis (Pitsford, , GB), Philippe Yvan Mestrallet (Nice, , FR)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14089314 on 11/25/2013 (2108 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving feedback information indicative of an overload condition from an arbiter. The method further includes deprioritizing a routing bus based on the received feedback information and selecting a routing bus to use to send a transaction across a system-on-chip (SOC).

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


Apparatus and mechanism to bypass PCIe address translation by using alternative routing
Patent No. 10402355 

Inventor(s): Brian Karguth (Van Alstyne, TX), Chuck Fuoco (Allen, TX), Chunhua Hu (Plano, TX), Todd Christopher Hiers (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890558 on 02/07/2018 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: An address space field is used in conjunction with a normal address field to allow indication of an address space for the particular address value. In one instance, one address space value is used to indicate the bypassing of the address translation used between address spaces. A different address space value is designated for conventional operation, where address translations are performed. Other address space values are used to designate different transformations of the address values or the data. This technique provides a simplified format for handling address values and the like between different devices having different address spaces, simplifying overall computer system design and operation.

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


Interactive user interface for schema transformation
Patent No. 10402380 

Inventor(s): William E. Henry (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CARECLOUD CORPORATION (Miami, FL)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975317 on 05/09/2018 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a system provides a graph that identifies data mapping rules for a data transformation type and comprises: a display interface configured to present a plurality of distinct node types, each with a distinct location and is displayed at corresponding a first display location, a second display location and a third display location on the display surface, a first distinct node type is a pure data type with one or more value output ports; a second distinct node type is a data mapping type with one or more value input ports and at least one output port; and a third distinct node type is a sequence instruction type with one or more stream input ports and at least one output data transform port; a computer processor that generates a rules configuration representing a graph construct; and a memory that stores the rules configuration.

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


Database operations and data manipulation using search-on-the-fly
Patent No. 10402456 

Inventor(s): Joseph L. De Bellis (Southampton, NY)
Assignee(s): VILOX TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14214700 on 03/15/2014 (1998 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data search and manipulation method includes accessing, by a processor, a first data element of a first data structure, the first data structure represented by a first icon, the first icon displayed in a user interface; accessing, by the processor, a second data element of a second data structure, the second data structure represented by a second icon displayed in the user interface; executing, by the processor, a first data manipulation process in response to the first icon dragged over the second icon; and executing, by the processor, a second data manipulation process in response to the second icon dragged over the first icon.

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


Computer implemented system and method of translation of verification commands of an electronic design
Patent No. 10402505 

Inventor(s): Felicia James (Carrollton, TX), Michael Krasnicki (Richardson, TX), Xiyuan Wu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ZIPALOG, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15654469 on 07/19/2017 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented method of translation of verification commands of an electronic design, comprises the steps of receiving the electronic design, receiving at least one analog test harness model having at least one indirect branch contribution statement and having at least one of at least one stimulus parameter stored in at least one specification database and at least one measurement parameter stored in at least one specification database and at least one specification parameter stored in at least one specification database, translating the at least one indirect branch contribution statement into a plurality of direct branch contribution operators based at least in part upon the at least one analog test harness model and at least one of at least one stimulus parameter stored in at least one specification database and at least one measurement parameter stored in at least one specification database and at least one specification parameter stored in at least one specification database and generating a netlist based at least in part upon the translation.

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


Method, computer program product and apparatus for providing a building options configurator
Patent No. 10402506 

Inventor(s): Gary Ned Sharp (Lewisville, TX), Scott Paul Babin (Allen, TX), Steven Eugene Bumbalough (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (Glenview, IL)
Law Firm: Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15001749 on 01/20/2016 (1322 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments may provide a method for creating specific three-dimensional building information models and a construction document set, including elevation views, architectural documents, mechanical systems documents, etc. based on user-selected options from a master three-dimensional model element database. A method is provided for generating a building information model, including: deriving three-dimensional building information model elements, where each of the building information model elements is part of an options set for a building; providing for display of the building information model elements in an options grid of an options configurator application, where each building information model element is presented in a cell of the options grid; associating options rules with the building information model elements; and receiving selection of two or more building information model elements.

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


Platform for document classification
Patent No. 10402641 

Inventor(s): Christopher Akatsuka (Frisco, TX), Douglas Slattery (McKinney, TX), Jennifer Jiang (Plano, TX), Steven Dang (Plano, TX), Vijaya Pasam (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358046 on 03/19/2019 (168 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device obtains image data associated with a document. Using a first machine learning model, the device determines, for the document, a first classification of one of a plurality of document types and a first confidence score associated with the first classification, and a second classification of one of the plurality of document types and a second confidence score associated with the second classification based on the image data. The device determines a difference between the first confidence score and the second confidence score, compares the difference and a threshold value, and accept the first classification of the document when the difference satisfies the threshold value.

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


Systems and methods for digitized document image data spillage recovery
Patent No. 10402673 

Inventor(s): Douglas Slattery (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151900 on 10/04/2018 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for digitized document image data spillage recovery are provided. One or more memories may be coupled to one or more processors, the one or more memories including instructions operable to be executed by the one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to capture an image; process the image through at least a first pass to generate a first contour; remove a preprinted bounding region of the first contour to retain text; generate one or more pixel blobs by applying one or more filters to smudge the text; identify the one or more pixel blobs that straddle one or more boundaries of the first contour; resize the first contour to enclose spillage of the one or more pixel blobs; overlay the text from the image within the resized contour; and apply pixel masking to the resized contour.

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


Scene obstruction detection using high pass filters
Patent No. 10402696 

Inventor(s): Victor Cheng (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15398006 on 01/04/2017 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: Advanced driver assistance systems need to be able to operate under real time constraints, and under a wide variety of visual conditions. The camera lens may be partially or fully obstructed by dust, road dirt, snow etc. The invention shown extracts high frequency components from the image, and is operable to classify the image as being obstructed or non-obstructed.

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


Method of automatically re-organizing structured data in a reporting system based on screen size by executing computer-executable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium
Patent No. 10402783 

Inventor(s): Jason David Carlson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (Redmond, WA)
Law Firm: Mannava Kang, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14752640 on 06/26/2015 (1530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of automatically re-organizing structured data in a reporting system based on screen size calculated an initial layout for data containers in a report, checks to see if any of the data containers are obscured by the right display edge, and re-arranges the data containers so that no containers are obscured. A similar process is performed on any data grids with obscured columns. Columns are removed according to importance to maintain context. Elements in a removed column are added below respective associated rows.

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


Prefunding for money transfer send transactions
Patent No. 10402795 

Inventor(s): Lorenzo Nardone (Rome, , IT), Shaun Buswell (London, , GB)
Assignee(s): MoneyGram International, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13344175 on 01/05/2012 (2798 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer is configured to facilitate prefunding a number of money transfer transaction fees. Each prefunded money transfer transaction fee is usable to pay for a transaction fee associated with a future money transfer send transaction. The computer is further configured to charge an amount for each prefunded money transfer transaction fee based on the number of money transfer transaction fees prefunded. A server connected to the computer is configured to store information related to the prefunded money transfer transaction fees.

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


Systems and methods for distributed currency management
Patent No. 10402799 

Inventor(s): Bradly J. Billman (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Hostetler LLP (15 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15096510 on 04/12/2016 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of utilizing a processing device to manage a currency-management system. A characteristic of a user is identified by utilization of a first sensor which is associated with the user. A state of a first currency dispenser is identified through utilization of a second sensor which is associated with the currency dispenser. Based on at least one of the characteristic and the state, information is identified to send to the user. Information is caused to be output from a user device.

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


Device, system, and method of enhancing user privacy and security within a location-based virtual social networking context
Patent No. 10402825 

Inventor(s): Dae Yong No (Plano, TX), Jin Chul Kim (Flower Mound, TX), Tailim Song (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14972348 on 12/17/2015 (1356 days app to issue)

Abstract: Via a graphical user interface on a first mobile computing device of a first user, the first user is prompted to upload a first electronic photograph representing an appearance of the first user who is a participant of a virtual social network. Via the graphical user interface, the first electronic photograph uploaded by the first user is received. From a second user who is also a participant of the virtual social network, an electronic voucher is received. The electronic voucher is redeemable for a merchandise item that is offered by a physical venue, the physical venue corresponds to the virtual social network. A screen is generated that contains both the electronic voucher and the first electronic photograph. An electronic scan of the electronic voucher is detected. An electronic transaction is completed, in which the merchandise item is redeemed in response to the electronic scan of the electronic voucher.

[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]


Agricultural situational awareness tool
Patent No. 10402835 

Inventor(s): Joseph L. Shivers (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14801204 on 07/16/2015 (1510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for collecting and analyzing agricultural data. A team of crop scouts performs a scouting operation in a farm, each crop scout interacting with a mobile device. The mobile device provides a navigation display guiding the scout along a route, from one data collection point to the next. At each data collection point, the crop scout makes observations and measurements and inputs the corresponding data into the mobile device. A control operator at a central location monitors the progress of the scouting operation and revises the routes or locations of data collection points when appropriate, based on data received during the scouting operation. A cloud service analyzes the data and provides recommendations to a farm operator.

[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]


Aggregator application app for a mobile electronic device
Patent No. 10402874 

Inventor(s): Peter R. Baldwin (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): AutoFX2 LLC (Katy, TX)
Law Firm: Suiter Swantz pc llo (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15618717 on 06/09/2017 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile electronic device is described that is configured to upload a commercial application to a centralized server. In an implementation, the mobile electronic device includes a memory, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The mobile electronic device also includes an aggregator module stored in memory and executable by the processor. The module is also configured to instruct the processor to aggregates the product information with applicant information to generate a commercial application relating to the product, the commercial application comprising an application for services from at least one a lending entity, an insurance entity, or a third-party service entity. The module is also configured to instruct the processor to cause transmission of the commercial application to a central server. The commercial application is accessible to the at least one of the lending entity, the insurance entity, or the third-party service entity.

[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]


Resource delivery via automated channel and virtual record
Patent No. 10402892 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15365105 on 11/30/2016 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resource delivery system typically includes a processor, a memory, and a resource delivery module stored in the memory. The system is typically configured for: receiving a request from a first user to transfer resources to a second user; authenticating the first user to initiate the transfer of the resources; creating a virtual record and associating a record of the second user with the virtual record; transferring the resources to the virtual record via an automated channel; identifying an event and provide the second user in response to identifying the event at least one option comprising using the resources in the virtual record; and moving the resources from the virtual record via the automated channel based on identifying that the second user selected the option comprising using the resources stored in the virtual record.

[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 preventing multiple online purchases
Patent No. 10402893 

Inventor(s): Craig S. Etchegoyen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Uniloc 2017 LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13961774 on 08/07/2013 (2218 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for preventing redundant purchases of limited items includes steps for providing a commerce client to a user, receiving (a) financial information of the user and (b) a device identifier from a device the user is using to run the commerce client, the device identifier being based on one or more of user-configurable and non-user-configurable parameters of the user device, determining whether a previous transaction has been made with the device associated with the received device identifier, and disallowing the device from executing further transactions for a predetermined period of time. The method may be executed by an apparatus such as a computer server or stored as a series of instructions on a computer readable medium.

[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 providing an aggregation tool
Patent No. 10402901 

Inventor(s): Jean-Dominique Morani (Irving, TX), Magali Courbage (Richardson, TX), Richard Rodenbusch (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132156 on 09/14/2018 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention assist in the development, management, and deployment of aggregated data attributes for multiple data sources. One embodiment provides a development interface that allows for elements of attributes, including filters, to be moved into a coding area in which an attribute or an attribute element is being edited. In another embodiment, the user interface presents data fields to assist in the development of filters for multiple data sources with divergent formats. The application further provides a validation interface through which users can validate attributes and trace the results returned by various elements referenced by the attributes under validation. Another embodiment provides a system for managing attributes and deploying them to various systems by creating a deployment file that is used by an attribute calculation system. In one embodiment, the attribute calculation system is a scalable system that dynamically calculates attributes for multiple data sources.

[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 automated cosmetic inspection of electronic devices
Patent No. 10402964 

Inventor(s): Brian Morris (Fort Worth, TX), Clark Humphrey (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): FEDEX SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS ELECTRONICS, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16198618 on 11/21/2018 (286 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, device, and method for inspecting the cosmetic and operational features of electronic devices, including computing and telecommunications devices. The cosmetic inspection system includes an image capture unit for capturing the images of the electronic devices, and a user interface for processing the captured images and providing relevant information to the user of the system. Images of the external components such as external casing materials or touch screens of electronic devices are captured and the cosmetic inspection system uses baseline images to make determinations to identify defective components of the electronic devices. Based on these determinations, the system may conclude which, if any, replacement components of the devices are needed to restore the electronic device. In one embodiment, a user of the system may then be provided with information through a user interface about defective components and options for ordering replacement components.

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


Real estate wireless lockbox
Patent No. 10403069 

Inventor(s): Garcia Desinor, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898841 on 02/19/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are described regarding a wireless lockbox and smart key that can be used to manage real estate tours. The key can detect its location and report its location to a remote device. If the key is moved outside a predetermined boundary set by an owner, then the key can send an alert to the remote 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)


Augmented reality system for guards of controlled environment residents
Patent No. 10403123 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. 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: 15799553 on 10/31/2017 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for a communication device for guards in a controlled environment. The communication device is established based on a wireless infrastructure in the controlled environment, receiving wireless positioning signals to calculate and determine the real-time location of personnel carrying the device. The indoor wireless positioning can be combined with other available positioning methods to provide highly accurate positioning information of the personnel. The communication device detects and records activities of the personnel during a period of time, and is controlled by the control center. The status of personnel is monitored by control center. Meanwhile, the communication device has AR functions that allow physical objects and augmented reality element to be displayed to the personnel at the same time. The personnel can thus have improved awareness of the surrounding environment and can respond to various potential dangers more effectively.

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


Mobile device transport parking notification and movement tracking
Patent No. 10403144 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15589331 on 05/08/2017 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tracking movements of mobile devices may provide insight into parking space availability for transports deemed to be associated with those mobile devices. One example method of operation may include tracking movements of mobile devices within a predefined geographical area, identifying a first movement of a first mobile device as being limited to a predetermined threshold distance, identifying a second movement of the first mobile device as having a movement speed that is greater than a movement speed of the first movement, and designating the mobile device as being inside a transport leaving a parking spot.

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


Compensating for temperature induced differences in a computing device having dual-displays or a foldable display
Patent No. 10403189 

Inventor(s): Claire Hao Wen Hsu (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Campbell Stephenson LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15847195 on 12/19/2017 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a computing device includes a first display in a first housing and a second display in a second housing. The computing device may determine an angle between the first display device and the second display device, determine a first temperature map of the first housing based on the angle and first temperature data received from a first set of temperature sensors in the first housing, and determine a second temperature map of the second housing based on the angle and second temperature data received from a second set of temperature sensors in the second housing. The computing device may determine a temperature difference between the first display device and the second display device, determine a remedial action, and perform the remedial action to reduce the temperature, color, and/or color intensity difference between the first display device and the second display device.

[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]


Power noise reduction technique for high density memory with gating
Patent No. 10403330 

Inventor(s): Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX), Yu-Feng Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163720 on 10/18/2018 (320 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices may have internal circuitry that employs voltages higher than voltages provided by an external power source. Charge pumps are DC/DC converters that may be used to generate, internally, higher voltages for operation. The number of available charge pumps in a memory device may be higher than the number used for certain memory operations. Gating circuitry may be used to selectively enable charge pump cores based on power demands that may be associated with a mode of operation and/or a command.

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


Systems and methods for reducing coupling noise between propagation lines for die size efficiency
Patent No. 10403353 

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX), Ravi Kiran Kandikonda (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15976705 on 05/10/2018 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for reducing noise couplings between propagation lines for size efficiency. In one embodiment, a memory device is provided, comprising a memory array and an input/output (I/O) circuit. The I/O circuit can include a first plurality of global data lines and a second plurality of global data lines. The second plurality of global data lines are directly interleaved between the first plurality of global date lines and are configured to shield the first plurality of global data lines. In some embodiments, the first plurality of global data lines are shorter in length than the second plurality of global data lines and are switched before the second plurality of global data lines are switched.

[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)


Distributed mode registers in memory devices
Patent No. 10403364 

Inventor(s): Gary L. Howe (Allen, TX), Thanh K. Mai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110992 on 08/23/2018 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a plurality of memory banks, a plurality of mode registers that may control an operational mode associated with each of the plurality of memory banks, and a set of global wiring lines coupled to each of the plurality of mode registers. The set of global wiring lines may include a first global wiring line to transmit data to each of the plurality of mode registers, a second global wiring line to transmit an address signal to each of the plurality of mode registers, a third global wiring line to transmit a read command signal to each of the plurality of mode registers, and a fourth global wiring line to transmit a write command signal to each of the plurality of mode registers.

[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)


Post-packaging repair of redundant rows
Patent No. 10403390 

Inventor(s): John E. Riley (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948585 on 04/09/2018 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods to perform post-packaging repair of previously repaired data groups are disclosed. The devices may have an array of addressable rows or columns of memory cells, which can be activated. Upon identification of defect in a memory cell row or column, a repair in which the memory cell may be deactivated and a secondary row may be activated in its place may be performed. Volatile and non-volatile storage elements may be used to store the defective memory addresses. Logic circuitry in the device may match a requested address with the stored addresses and generate logic signals that trigger activation of a repaired row in place of the defective row or column. Moreover, defective rows or columns that have been previously repaired once may be further repaired. To that end, logic circuitry implementing a trumping mechanism may be used to prevent activation of multiple data rows or columns for addresses that were repaired multiple times.

[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)


Automated event management
Patent No. 10404551 

Inventor(s): Jeffery Darrel Thomas (Plano, TX), Jeffrey Lee Weiss (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14373780 on 04/30/2012 (2682 days app to issue)

Abstract: Automating servicing of event managements within a cloud network. Such automation includes: identifying and receiving controlled instructions from clients and monitoring and aggregating data related to employing the resources, for correlation of data to pattern of events. Events can then be mapped to standard prescriptive actions and/or remedial measureor alternatively the clients are enabled to determine the actions required.

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


System and method for personalized virtual reality experience in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10404804 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. 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: 15419772 on 01/30/2017 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for initiating a personalized virtual reality session via a virtual reality communication system in a controlled environment is disclosed. The system includes a profile subsystem configured to store an inmate profile of the inmate of the controlled environment. The system also includes a virtual reality subsystem that retrieves the inmate profile associated with the inmate from the profile subsystem, initiates the virtual reality session involving a first communication device used by the inmate of the controlled environment, and personalizes the virtual reality session based on the inmate profile. The system also includes a communication subsystem configured to transmit information related to the virtual reality session to a monitoring system.

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


 

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Measuring and reporting power received from guided surface waves
Patent No. 10401404 

Inventor(s): James D. Lilly (Silver Spring, MD), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Joseph F. Pinzone (Cornelius, NC), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Michael W. Miller (Waxahachie, TX), Stephen W. Wilson (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152930 on 10/05/2018 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for measuring and reporting the amount of electrical power consumed by an electrical load attached to a guided surface wave receive structure. A guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. An electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to measure the electrical load.

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


Systems and methods for a cryptographic file system layer
Patent No. 10402582 

Inventor(s): Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, TX), Roger S. Davenport (Campbell, TX)
Assignee(s): Security First Corp. (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Law Firm: Haley Guiliano LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882694 on 01/29/2018 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein transparently provide data security using a cryptographic file system layer that selectively intercepts and modifies (e.g., by encrypting) data to be stored in a designated directory. The cryptographic file system layer can be used in combination with one or more cryptographic approaches to provide a server-based secure data solution that makes data more secure and accessible, while eliminating the need for multiple perimeter hardware and software technologies.

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


System and method for tracking of deployed units
Patent No. 10403104 

Inventor(s): Vivek Kangralkar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: MB IP Analysts, LLC. (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110762 on 08/23/2018 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tracker apparatus, and method thereof for tracking deployable units are provided. The tracker apparatus includes a first sensor group having a first power consumption profile; a second sensor group having a second power consumption profile; a communication circuit having a first network interface for communicating with a control server; an energy storage; a processing circuitry; and a memory, wherein the memory includes instructions that, when executed by the processing circuitry, configure the tracker apparatus to: trigger the processing circuitry to awaken from a low power mode, in response to a first input from a first sensor of the first sensor group exceeding a first threshold; activate a second sensor of the second sensor group in response to the first input corresponding to an unauthorized movement; and activate a tracking mode of the tracker apparatus, in response to a second input from the second sensor corresponding to an unauthorized movement.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for generating an alert based on noise
Patent No. 10403118 

Inventor(s): Andrew Schulz (Dallas, TX), David Krauss (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sigh, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968486 on 05/01/2018 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A noise detector, a method of detecting noise and an analysis/alert engine. In one embodiment, the noise detector includes: (1) a vibration sensor configured to derive a raw signal from noise proximate the noise detector and (2) a noise score generator, coupled to the vibration sensor, and having a processor configured to generate a noise score based on electrical properties of the raw signal and an ambient sound level that uniquely corresponds to a location of the noise detector, the noise score being insufficient to reproduce a content of the raw signal.

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


Multi-services application gateway and system employing the same
Patent No. 10403394 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15214416 on 07/19/2016 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intelligent gateway device provided at a premise (home or business) for providing and managing application services associated with use and support of a plurality of digital endpoint devices associated with the premises. The device includes a communications and processing infrastructure integrated with a peer and presence messaging based communications protocol for enabling communications between the device and an external support network and between the device and connected digital endpoint devices. A services framework at the gateway device implements the communications and processing infrastructure for enabling service management, service configuration, and authentication of user of services at the intelligent gateway. The framework provides a storage and execution environment for supporting and executing received service logic modules relating to use, management, and support of the digital endpoint devices. Thus, the gateway device provides a network-based services point of presence for a plurality of digital endpoint devices at the premises.

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


Method to form magnetic core for integrated magnetic devices
Patent No. 10403424 

Inventor(s): Brian Zinn (Lucas, TX), Fuchao Wang (Plano, TX), Jonathan P. Davis (Allen, TX), Neal Thomas Murphy (Fairview, TX), Yousong Zhang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15618353 on 06/09/2017 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated magnetic device has a magnetic core which includes layers of the magnetic material located in a trench in a dielectric layer. The magnetic material layers are flat and parallel to a bottom of the trench, and do not extend upward along sides of the trench. The integrated magnetic device is formed by forming layers of the magnetic material over the dielectric layer and extending into the trench. A protective layer is formed over the magnetic material layers. The magnetic material layers are removed from over the dielectric layer, leaving the magnetic material layers and a portion of the protective layer in the trench. The magnetic material layers along sides of the trench are subsequently removed. The magnetic material layers along the bottom of the trench provide the magnetic core.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


Module assembly
Patent No. 10403568 

Inventor(s): Deep C. Dumka (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796045 on 10/27/2017 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A module assembly includes an adapter substrate with at least one cavity and a surface mounted die mounted on a top surface of the adapter substrate. The first cavity extends through the adapter substrate and has at least one first side wall. A first metallization layer is provided within the cavity. A first recessed die is attached to the first metallization layer and mounted within the cavity such that the first recessed die is at least partially recessed into the first cavity and surrounded by a gap filler that resides between side portions of the first recessed die and the at least one first side wall. The top surface of the gap filler is flush with the top surface of the adapter substrate and a top surface of the first recessed die.

[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]


Manufacturing method of micro LED display module having light transmissive substrate
Patent No. 10403610 

Inventor(s): Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Palo Alto, CA), Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake, TX), Liming Wang (JiangSu Province, , CN), Min Hwang Michael Lyu (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): SYNDIANT INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: McClure, Qualey, Rodack, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996785 on 06/04/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A micro LED display module having a light transmissive substrate and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The light transmissive substrate has good transmissivity with respect to the visible band. The micro LED display module comprises a driver chip block, a LED block, a circuit board and a color layer. The LED block is disposed in the driver chip block and has two semiconductor layers and a plurality of trenches. One of the two semiconductor layers is electrically connected to pixel electrodes and the other is electrically connected to the light transmissive substrate. The trenches define a plurality of micro LED pixels arranged in an array. Each micro LED pixel corresponds to one of the pixel electrodes. The circuit board is electrically connected to the driver chip block, the color layer is disposed in the light transmissive conductive layer, and one of the semiconductor layers has a common electrode.

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


Manufacturing method of micro LED display module
Patent No. 10403611 

Inventor(s): Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Palo Alto, CA), Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake, TX), Liming Wang (JiangSu Province, , CN), Min Hwang Michael Lyu (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): SYNDIANT INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: McClure, Qualey Rodack, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996809 on 06/04/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A micro LED display module and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The micro LED display module comprises a driver chip block, a LED block, a circuit board and a color layer. The driver chip block has a plurality of pixel electrodes. The LED block is disposed in the driver chip block and has two semiconductor layers and a plurality of trenches. One of the two semiconductor layers is electrically connected to the pixel electrodes and the other is electrically connected to the light transmissive conductive layer. The trenches define a plurality of micro LED pixels arranged in an array. Each trench at least penetrates through the light emitting layer and one of the semiconductor layers. Each micro LED pixel corresponds to one of the pixel electrodes. The circuit board is electrically connected to the driver chip block, the color layer is disposed in the light transmissive conductive layer, and one of the semiconductor layers has a common electrode.

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


Micro LED display module having light transmissive substrate
Patent No. 10403613 

Inventor(s): Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Palo Alto, CA), Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake, TX), Liming Wang (JiangSu Province, , CN), Min Hwang Michael Lyu (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): SYNDIANT INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: McClure, Qualey Rodack, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379014 on 04/09/2019 (147 days app to issue)

Abstract: A micro LED display module having a light transmissive substrate and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The light transmissive substrate has good transmissivity with respect to the visible band. The micro LED display module comprises a driver chip block, a LED block, a circuit board and a color layer. The LED block is disposed in the driver chip block and has two semiconductor layers and a plurality of trenches. One of the two semiconductor layers is electrically connected to pixel electrodes and the other is electrically connected to the light transmissive substrate. The trenches define a plurality of micro LED pixels arranged in an array. Each micro LED pixel corresponds to one of the pixel electrodes. The circuit board is electrically connected to the driver chip block, the color layer is disposed in the light transmissive conductive layer, and one of the semiconductor layers has a common electrode.

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


Micro LED display module
Patent No. 10403614 

Inventor(s): Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Palo Alto, CA), Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake, TX), Liming Wang (JiangSu Province, , CN), Min Hwang Michael Lyu (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): SYNDIANT INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: McClure, Qualey Rodack, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379064 on 04/09/2019 (147 days app to issue)

Abstract: A micro LED display module and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The micro LED display module comprises a driver chip block, a LED block, a circuit board and a color layer. The driver chip block has a plurality of pixel electrodes. The LED block is disposed in the driver chip block and has two semiconductor layers and a plurality of trenches. One of the two semiconductor layers is electrically connected to the pixel electrodes and the other is electrically connected to the light transmissive conductive layer. The trenches define a plurality of micro LED pixels arranged in an array. Each trench at least penetrates through the light emitting layer and one of the semiconductor layers. Each micro LED pixel corresponds to one of the pixel electrodes. The circuit board is electrically connected to the driver chip block, the color layer is disposed in the light transmissive conductive layer, and one of the semiconductor layers has a common electrode.

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


3D NAND device with five-folded memory stack structure configuration
Patent No. 10403632 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Ogawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroyuki Tanaka (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874099 on 01/18/2018 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional semiconductor device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack and arranged in at least five rows that extend along a first horizontal direction, contact via structures arranged in a same number of rows as the memory stack structures and overlying the memory stack structures, each of the contact via structures being electrically connected to a semiconductor channel of a respective memory stack structure, bit lines contacting a respective contact via structure and extending along a second horizontal direction that is different from the first horizontal direction, and a pair of wall-shaped via structures extending through the alternating stack and laterally extending along the first horizontal direction.

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


Three-dimensional memory device having on-pitch drain select gate electrodes and method of making the same
Patent No. 10403639 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Sayako Nagamine (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shigeyuki Sugihara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shuji Minagawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takaaki Iwai (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takashi Orimoto (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15818146 on 11/20/2017 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: An array of memory stack structures extends through an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers over a substrate. An array of drain select level assemblies including cylindrical electrode portions is formed over the alternating stack with the same periodicity as the array of memory stack structures. A drain select level isolation strip including dielectric materials can be formed between a neighboring pair of drain select level assemblies employing the drain select level assemblies as a self-aligning template. Alternatively, cylindrical electrode portions can be formed around an upper portion of each memory stack structure. Strip electrode portions are formed on the cylindrical electrode portions after formation of the drain select level isolation strip.

[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]


Printed circuit board with substrate-integrated waveguide transition
Patent No. 10403954 

Inventor(s): Meysam Moallem (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859393 on 12/30/2017 (612 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an integrated waveguide transition includes a substrate with a waveguide side and an opposing waveguide termination side. A first layer of metal covers a portion of the waveguide side, a second layer of metal is separated from the first layer of metal by a first layer of dielectric, and a third layer of metal covers a portion of the waveguide termination side and is separated from the second layer of metal by a second layer of dielectric. A substrate waveguide perpendicular to a plane of the substrate extends from the waveguide side to the waveguide termination side; and a length and a width of the substrate waveguide is defined by a fence of ground-stitching vias that short the first layer of metal and the second layer of metal to a plate of the third layer of metal that forms a back short.

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


Method for making a composite substrate circulator component
Patent No. 10403958 

Inventor(s): Mark B. Hanna (Allen, TX), Sankerlingam Rajendran (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15384200 on 12/19/2016 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for making a composite substrate circulator comprising disposing a plurality of sleeves about a plurality of rods, disposing the plurality of rods and the plurality of sleeves in a plurality of openings in a block to form an assembly, and dividing the assembly to form a plurality of plates. Each plate includes a portion of the plurality of sleeves and the plurality of rods. The magnetic saturation (4PiMs) values of the rods and sleeves are chosen to decrease radially (rod has the highest 4PiMs).

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Energy storage units and systems with segmented branch interconnects
Patent No. 10404039 

Inventor(s): Bradley Fiebig (Mansfield, TX), George C. Zimbru (Duncanville, TX), Jason R. Tigges (Arlington, TX), William L. Wright (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Energy, LLC (Tyler, TX)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15725771 on 10/05/2017 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: An energy storage unit (ESU) is provided herein. The ESU includes a housing forming an interior volume configured to store a plurality of batteries that can collectively provide a maximum power level. The ESU includes a segmented branch interconnect system including a power transfer assembly that includes a first power interconnect system and a second power interconnect system. The second power interconnect system is configured to be coupled to a first adjacent power interconnect system of a first adjacent ESU. The power transfer assembly includes one or more conductors coupled to the first power interconnect system and the second power interconnect system, and is configured to transfer electrical power therebetween. The power transfer assembly is rated to transfer a power level that is at least three times the maximum power level provided by the plurality of batteries stored in the housing.

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


Portable racking system and device for drawout power circuit breakers
Patent No. 10404043 

Inventor(s): Charles Mark McClung (Elkview, WV), Russell Richard Safreed, III (Saint Albans, WV)
Assignee(s): Martek Limited, LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15270137 on 09/20/2016 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable motorized racking device and system are disclosed for remotely racking (inserting or removing) drawout circuit breakers. The racking device provides a portable, motorized device that can be hand carried to a work location and affixed to the circuit breaker without the need of any modification to the breaker or its enclosure. In one embodiment, among others, the torque that is required to operate the breaker racking mechanism is provided by an electrically powered gearmotor. Attached to the output shaft of the gearmotor is a socket that engages the circuit breaker racking screw. An anti-rotation plate engages a feature, such as a bolt head, opening, hole, or edge, on the racking screw support frame or the breaker face to prevent the gearmotor from rotating while the socket rotates the racking screw.

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


Safe operating area energy limit system and method in power application
Patent No. 10404056 

Inventor(s): Adam Quirk (Dallas, TX), Md. Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Sualp Aras (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225462 on 08/01/2016 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit protective system with an input for sensing a reference current and an input for sensing a reference voltage. The system also has circuitry for determining an estimated energy in response to the reference current and the reference voltage and circuitry for generating a control signal responsive to the estimated energy exceeding a threshold.

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


System and method for charging electronic devices in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10404080 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORP. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15378526 on 12/14/2016 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed for providing electrical charge to residents of a controlled-environment facility. In an embodiment, a charging station may be provided in an area accessible to an inmate to allow charging of in an inmate smart device, such as a phone or tablet. In an embodiment, a portable charger may be provided to an inmate for charging a smart device.

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


Power converter control apparatus and method
Patent No. 10404168 

Inventor(s): Masashi Nogawa (Sachse, TX), Narasimhan Trichy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi (BVI), Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949575 on 04/10/2018 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power converter comprises a first switch and a second switch connected in series between an input power source and ground, an inductor connected between a common node of the first switch and the second switch, and an output capacitor and a comparator having a first input connected to a reference, a second input configured to receive a sum of a first feedback signal and a second feedback signal and an output configured to generate a turn-on signal of the first switch, wherein the first feedback signal is proportional to an voltage across the output capacitor and the second feedback signal is generated by applying at least one low-pass filter to a switching ripple voltage.

[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]


Converter topology with adaptive power path architecture
Patent No. 10404175 

Inventor(s): Farzad Sahandiesfanjani (San Jose, CA), Jeffery Lee Nilles (Los Altos, CA), Mervin John (Menlo Park, CA), Sombuddha Chakraborty (Redwood City, CA), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859031 on 12/29/2017 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a DC-DC converter provides electrical power. In response to an input voltage falling below a high voltage operation threshold, the converter repeatedly performs a first normal (N) phase and a second N phase. The first N phase includes delivering power through an inductor from the input voltage. The second N phase includes coupling an input terminal of the inductor to a ground. In response to the input voltage rising above a normal operation threshold, the converter performs a first high voltage (HV) phase, then a second HV phase, then a third HV phase, then the second HV phase, and then repeats from the first HV phase. The first HV phase includes delivering power through the inductor from the input voltage and charging a flying capacitor. The second HV phase includes coupling the input terminal of the inductor to the ground. The third HV phase includes delivering power through the inductor by discharging the flying capacitor through the inductor.

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


Switched capacitor voltage converters with current sense circuits coupled to tank circuits
Patent No. 10404176 

Inventor(s): Jian Liu (Plano, TX), Zhiyuan Hu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944623 on 04/03/2018 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switched capacitor voltage converter comprises: an input port; an output port; a first control field-effect transistor (FET) comprising a first terminal coupled to the input port; a second control FET comprising a first terminal coupled to a second terminal of the first control FET; a first tank circuit coupled to the second terminal of the first control FET and to the first terminal of the second control FET; a first high-side sync FET comprising a first terminal coupled to the output port, a second terminal coupled to the first tank circuit; a first low-side sync FET comprising a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first high-side sync FET and to the first tank circuit; and a first current sense circuit coupled to the first tank circuit.

[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]


Multi-channel inverter systems including coupled inductors
Patent No. 10404187 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Yunfeng Liu (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15924853 on 03/19/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a plurality of inverter units having inputs connected to a power source and a coupled inductor comprising a plurality of windings and coupled between the plurality of inverter units and an output filter, wherein each winding of the plurality of windings has a first terminal connected to an output of a corresponding inverter unit and second terminals of the plurality of windings are connected together.

[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]


Programmable driver for frequency mixer
Patent No. 10404212 

Inventor(s): Kent Jaeger (Cary, IL), Lawrence E. Connell (Naperville, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16056175 on 08/06/2018 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for shifting a frequency range of a signal. In one aspect, a circuit comprises a frequency mixer, a frequency synthesizer configured to generate an oscillator signal, a programmable driver, and a controller. The programmable driver is configured to receive the oscillator signal from the frequency synthesizer and to provide the oscillator signal to the oscillator input of the frequency mixer. The programmable driver is configured to have a variable drive strength. The controller is configured to control the drive strength of the programmable driver based on a frequency of the oscillator signal to adjust a rise time and a fall time of the oscillator signal at the oscillator input of the frequency mixer.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Adjustments of output clocks
Patent No. 10404244 

Inventor(s): Christopher Wesneski (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475243 on 03/31/2017 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first stage and an accumulator. The first stage is based on digital logic and integer arithmetic to scale a reference clock by a configurable ratio of integers according to a line drawing technique to obtain an output clock. The accumulator is to store an accumulated error of a variable used in the line drawing technique.

[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]


Multiuser MIMO for large antenna systems with hybrid beamforming
Patent No. 10404342 

Inventor(s): Bohan Zhang (Newark, DE), Guosen Yue (Edison, NJ), Xiao-Feng Qi (Westfield, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15197030 on 06/29/2016 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid combination of analog RF beamforming and digital pre-coding is used to improve signal-to-noise ratio and mitigate interference as between an RF base station and a plurality of wireless receivers within a cell area of the base station. Feedback overhead for beamforming training may be reduced by using indices for identifying the preferred beams of each wireless receiver. Scheduling for channel training may be based on identifying non-colliding ones of the RF beams and assigning these to corresponding wireless receivers which can best use the assigned beams in shared transmission slots.

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


System and method for wireless communications measurements and CSI feedback
Patent No. 10404345 

Inventor(s): Bingyu Qu (Shenzhen, , CN), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815833 on 11/17/2017 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: Measurements and Channel State Information (CSI) feedback are configured using communications between a network and user equipment (UE). The communications includes a first signaling from a network component to the UE indicating one or more reference signal (RS) resource configurations, a second signaling indicating one or more interference measurement (IM) resource configurations, and a third signaling indicating a CSI report configuration, wherein the CSI report configuration indicates a subset of the one or more RS resource configurations and a subset of the one or more IM resource configurations. The UE establishes a RS based measurement according to the subset of the one or more RS resource configurations and an IM according to the subset of the one or more IM resource configurations. The UE then generates and sends to the network a CSI report in accordance with the CSI report configuration and using the RS based measurement and the IM.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Communicating with a downhole tool
Patent No. 10404383 

Inventor(s): Paul David Ringgenberg (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15318494 on 07/30/2014 (1861 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment of this disclosure there is provided a method for communicating with a second downhole tool in a wellbore that extends from a terranean surface. When there is no loss of communicability in a second communications medium between the terranean surface and the second downhole tool, the method comprises transmitting a first communication in the second communication medium from the terranean surface to the second downhole tool. When there is a loss of communicability in the second communications medium, the method comprises transmitting the first communication from the terranean surface to a first downhole tool positioned in the wellbore in a first communication medium different than the second communication medium, translating the first communication from the first to the second communication medium, and transmitting the first communication in the second communication medium from the first to the second downhole tool.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Inter-point parameter signaling in coordinated multi-point (CoMP) networks
Patent No. 10404442 

Inventor(s): Anthony E. Ekpenyong (Houston, TX), Ralf M. Bendlin (Plano, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14322575 on 07/02/2014 (1889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmission point (TP) comprises a processor configured to generate a transmission parameter related to a transmission property of the TP, wherein the transmission parameter comprises at least one of a transmission rank, a beamforming matrix, a transmission power, and an on/off status, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the transmission parameter as part of a coordinated multi-point (CoMP) scheme. A transmission point (TP) comprises a processor configured to generate a transmission parameter related to a desired transmission property, wherein the transmission parameter comprises at least one of a transmission rank, a beamforming matrix, a transmission power, and an on/off status, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the transmission parameter as part of a coordinated multi-point (CoMP) scheme.

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


Synchronization of personal digital certificates
Patent No. 10404477 

Inventor(s): Michael Bannon Deck (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15054013 on 02/25/2016 (1286 days app to issue)

Abstract: A root user device associated with a user receives a request from a non-root user device associated with the user to issue a digital certificate to the non-root user device. The root user device utilizes a shared secret to determine whether the request is valid. If the request is determined to be valid, the root user device uses a public cryptographic key of a cryptographic key pair generated by the non-root user device to generate the digital certificate. The root user device digitally signs the digital certificate by using its private cryptographic key of a cryptographic key pair generated by the root user device. The root user device issues the digitally signed digital certificate to the non-root user device for use in authentication of the non-root user device.

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


Communication among network controllers
Patent No. 10404571 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15073782 on 03/18/2016 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network element (NE) is configured to act as a parent controller. The NE receives connection and access point messages from a plurality of child controllers each child controller controlling one or more network domains. The connection and access point messages indicate inter-domain links and access points for the network domains. The NE receives requests to compute a path from a source to a destination traversing one or more of the network domains. The NE computes the path from the source to the destination via the network domains, and transmits a create tunnel segment message to the child controllers controlling network domains along the path. The create tunnel messages instruct the child controllers to create one or more tunnel segments to forward communications from the source to the destination along the path.

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


Constrained shortest path determination in a network
Patent No. 10404576 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15730362 on 10/11/2017 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining a plurality of shortest paths in a network from a source node to respective destination nodes comprises: accessing, by one or more processors, for each of the plurality of shortest paths, a path constraint; generating, by the one or more processors, a shortest path tree (SPT) and a candidate list, wherein each candidate of the candidate list comprises a working node, a minimum cost for a path to the working node from the source node, a maximum available bandwidth for the path to the working node from the source node, and a previous hop node; and determining, by the one or more processors, the plurality of shortest paths in the network from the source node to the respective destination nodes based on the SPT, each determined shortest path meeting the path constraint.

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


Elastic authentication system
Patent No. 10404675 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin N. Cismas (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15678912 on 08/16/2017 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for providing elastic authentication based on a continuum of elastic authentication credentials. In particular, the invention provides a secure platform for authorization of a user activity at least partly based on validation of the continuum of elastic authentication credentials comprising cumulative tiered elastic authentication tokens captured during an extended time period prior to initiation of a user activity. The invention provides a novel method for capturing multiple elastic authentication tokens, for example, arbitrarily during an extended time period preceding a user activity, and validating the cumulative elastic authentication tokens at a time during or after initiation of the user activity. Another aspect of the invention is directed to mitigating interception of authentication credentials by employing the elastic authentication tokens captured/received using multiple communication channels over various time periods preceding the user activity.

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


Session layer communications using an ID-oriented network
Patent No. 10404810 

Inventor(s): Kiran Makhijani (Los Gatos, CA), Renwei Li (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628410 on 06/20/2017 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a session layer connection between two or more network endpoints. Session layer connections created and maintained using embodiments of the present disclosure use endpoint identifiers (EIDs) and allow for session layer continuity when a lower-layer connection is broken because of network failures or the movement of an endpoint from one network connection to another.

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


Providing audio announcement to called parties
Patent No. 10404843 

Inventor(s): Kevin V. Nguyen (Allen, TX), M. Gregory Smith (Fairview, TX), Monica Rose Martino (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): I D YOU, LLC (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16149724 on 10/02/2018 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer-readable medium for providing audio announcement of communications to a called party in a communication network. The method includes receiving communication from a calling party and performing a lookup of information relating to the calling party in a database via an Internet Protocol connection based on an identifier of at least one of the calling party and the called party. The information comprises one or more audio files. The method then provides the audio announcement to a called party based on the audio files.

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


One-pass video stabilization
Patent No. 10404917 

Inventor(s): Hong Heather Yu (Princeton, NJ), John Wus (Yardley, NJ), Wei Jiang (Princeton, NJ), Zhenyu Wu (Plainsboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15783603 on 10/13/2017 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of stabilizing a video in real time using a single pass including receiving consecutive video frames, where the consecutive video frames include a current video frame and previous video frames, storing the consecutive video frames in a buffer, estimating a global motion for the current video frame by describing a camera”s relative motion between the current video frame and one of the previous video frames adjacent to the current video frame, estimating a long-term camera motion for the current video frame by determining a geometric mean of an accumulation of the estimate of the global motion for the current video frame and an estimate of global motion for each of the previous video frames, and displaying the current video frame on a display of an electronic device, the current video frame stabilized based on the estimate of the long-term camera motion.

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


Overt and covert capture of images of controlled-environment facility residents using intelligent controlled-environment facility resident communications and/or media devices
Patent No. 10404941 

Inventor(s): Alice J. Clements (Coppell, TX), Matthew Smith (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035772 on 07/16/2018 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device enables a controlled-environment facility resident to carry-out one task on the device, and provides a visual indication, to the resident, that an overt image and/or video is being captured during this task. Conversely, a covert image and/or video of a user is captured while the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device is in use for another task, without providing the user the same or other visual indication that the covert image is being captured.

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


System and method to prevent boundary artifacts
Patent No. 10404960 

Inventor(s): Hossein Najaf-Zadeh (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15722828 on 10/02/2017 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for processing 360 video includes a memory and a processor. The memory receives video data and metadata for processing the video data where the video includes a plurality of regions. The processor determines when the metadata includes an indication that at least one region from the plurality of regions includes a guard margin along at least one boundary of the at least one region. When the indication indicates that the at least one region includes the guard margin, the processor process the video data based on the received metadata.

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


Systems and methods for a video sharing service within controlled environments
Patent No. 10405007 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15661840 on 07/27/2017 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for a video sharing service for inmates in correctional facilities is disclosed. The system includes an inmate device of an inmate, a database storing inmate profiles, and a video sharing server configured to receive a registration request from the inmate device for registration of an inmate for the video sharing service, the registration request including user credentials of the inmate, retrieve an inmate profile of the inmate from the database, authenticate the inmate based on the user credentials and the inmate profile, create an account for the inmate for the video sharing service in response to authentication of the inmate, receive an upload request to upload a video from the inmate device, analyze the video for restricted content, and assign a rating to the video based on the analysis.

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


Hospitality property management tool and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10405008 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15982725 on 05/17/2018 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hospitality property management tool and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the system, the system includes a set-top box located in a room at a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms. The set-top box stores various types of set-top box data and transmits the set-top box data to a remote server. The remote server receives and stores the set-top box data. The server may render a map view of the hospitality establishment based on obtained map data. The map view may include a graphical representation of the room and other rooms at the hospitality establishment. The server may annotate the graphical representation of the room with at least a portion of the set-top box data.

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


Brownout response
Patent No. 10405092 

Inventor(s): Mukund Navada (Bangalore, , IN), Nageswara Rao (Bangalore, , IN), Pradeep Chandar Chandramouli (Tamil Nadu, , IN), Prateek Jain (Chandigarh, , IN), Uttam Kumar Agarwal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148349 on 10/01/2018 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Brownout management for an audio amplification system. An audio amplification system includes audio volume control circuitry, audio sample interpolation circuitry, and brownout management circuitry. The brownout management circuitry includes brownout detection circuitry and brownout response circuitry. The brownout detection circuitry is configured to determine whether a voltage of a battery that powers the audio amplification system is below a brownout threshold, and to generate a brownout detection signal that indicates the voltage is below the brownout threshold. The brownout response circuitry is coupled to an audio output of the audio sample interpolation circuitry. The brownout response circuitry is configured to attenuate the audio samples output by the audio sample interpolation circuitry responsive to the brownout detection signal indicating that the voltage is below the brownout threshold.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Velocity-weighted analysis of user equipment location data
Patent No. 10405142 

Inventor(s): Kuang-Chi Tung (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239519 on 01/03/2019 (243 days app to issue)

Abstract: Velocity-weighted analysis of UE location data is disclosed. UE velocity can be determined from the change in position and time. UE dwell can also be determined from the change in position and time. UE dwell and UE velocity can be inversely related. UE dwell an UE velocity can be correlated to a likelihood that an event occurrence related to a point of interest affects UE travel between a first and second location. A location of the point of interest can be determined to be in a region corresponding to a path between the first and second location. The region can be associated with the UE dwell and/or UE velocity, such that a probability of interaction can be determined for the event occurrence for the point of interest. The region can comprise a probable UE path based on historical UE data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for identifying wireless coverage for multi-occupant structures
Patent No. 10405196 

Inventor(s): Deepak Chadaga (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16156142 on 10/10/2018 (328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for receiving, via a communication interface, line-of-site (LoS) information from a camera located at a radio site in a vicinity of a structure; identifying, using the LoS information, a first potential user location from a plurality of potential user locations within the structure; calculating, using the LoS information, a first signal strength value at the structure”s exterior corresponding to an LoS signal path that extends, without obstruction, from the radio site to the first potential user location; determining that the first signal strength value exceeds a threshold signal value associated with a wireless service; and qualifying, responsive to the determination that the first signal strength value exceeds the threshold signal value, the first potential user location for an equipment installation for the wireless service at the structure”s exterior.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for using dedicated PAL band for control pane and GAA band as well as parts of PAL band for data plan on a CBRS network
Patent No. 10405197 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835078 on 12/07/2017 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing small cell backhaul communication includes a small cell backhaul network including a plurality of small cell network nodes. A software defined network (SDN) controller controls link configuration between the plurality of small cell network nodes of the small cell backhaul network. The SDN controller communicates control channel information with the plurality of small cell network nodes over a primary access license (PAL) control channel using a citizens broadband radio services (CBRS) band that enables software defined networking.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Optimizing spectral efficiency in a network by activating or deactivating access points based on client device activity
Patent No. 10405204 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Muir Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15581213 on 04/28/2017 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for optimizing spectral efficiency in a network. One or more metrics of one or more wireless access points that enable one or more wireless client devices to connect to a wireless network are monitored. The one or more metrics reflect a level of client device activity. Based on the one or more metrics, the level of client device activity is determined to require a change in a number of the one or more wireless access points that are active to serve the one or more wireless client devices. The one or more wireless access points are activated or deactivated to improve a spectral efficiency of the wireless network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and apparatus to measure wireless networks indoors
Patent No. 10405217 

Inventor(s): Dominic H. Ngai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14982992 on 12/29/2015 (1344 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to measure wireless networks indoors are disclosed herein. The example methods and apparatus include, in response to determining that a mobile device is in an indoor location, classifying the indoor location. In some examples, the methods and apparatus execute a first measurement of said wireless network. Based on the results of the first measurement, the example methods and apparatus determine whether to download and execute measurement instructions. The example measurement instructions are based on at least the indoor location classification.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network reconfiguration using genetic algorithm-based predictive models
Patent No. 10405219 

Inventor(s): Gregory E. Feldkamp (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820015 on 11/21/2017 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method may include a processing system including at least one processor determining a final weight set comprising weight factors to apply to each of a plurality of performance indicators for a predictive model associated with a target performance indicator using a genetic algorithm. The method may further include the processing system gathering a first plurality of measurements of the plurality of performance indicators for at least a portion of a cellular network, applying the predictive model to the first plurality of measurements of the plurality of performance indicators to generate a prediction for the target performance indicator, and adjusting at least one aspect of the cellular network in response to the prediction.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Coordinated techniques to improve application, network and device resource utilization of a data stream
Patent No. 10405274 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Arunachalam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15553694 on 02/26/2015 (1650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Information is determined affecting data presentation of part of a data stream to a user application on a UE, and may be EC information and/or QoE information caused at least by the data presentation. The information is sent from the UE toward a content server from which the data stream is received by the UE. At radio network element(s), radio timer information corresponding to data transmission of part of the data stream from a base station to a UE is determined and sent (e.g., possibly with the energy consumption information and/or QoE information) to other radio network elements and/or to the content server. The content server can adjust streaming strategy of the data stream based on the information received, and the radio network element(s) can perform power aware scheduling and/or radio timer adjustments based on received EC information and/or the QoE information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for transmissions with frequency diversity
Patent No. 10405312 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), Zhigang Rong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15209094 on 07/13/2016 (1147 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transmitting with frequency diversity includes receiving scheduling information including a frequency diversity indication indicating usage of frequency diversity in a scheduled transmission, determining a first frequency resource and a second frequency resource in accordance with the scheduling information, and transmitting a first preamble and a first portion of a data payload over the first frequency resource and a second preamble and a second portion of the data payload over the second frequency resource.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Scheduling energy harvesting nodes in a wireless sensor networks
Patent No. 10405326 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Bradford James Campbell (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13951839 on 07/26/2013 (2230 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for optimizing power consumption of energy harvesting nodes in a wireless sensor network. In one embodiment, a system includes a network coordinator. The network coordinator includes a wireless transceiver and a controller. The wireless transceiver is configured to provide access to the wireless sensor network. The controller is configured to determine whether a wireless device that is wirelessly communicating with the network coordinator is powered via energy harvesting. The controller is also configured to schedule, based on a determination that the wireless device is powered via energy harvesting, the wireless device to communicate via the wireless sensor network using a priority timeslot of a superframe of the wireless sensor network. The priority timeslot is a timeslot occurring in an initial portion of the superframe.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for random access in wireless systems
Patent No. 10405353 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15708940 on 09/19/2017 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for random access operation in a wireless communication system. The UE comprises at least one transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), RACH configuration information including an RACH structure corresponding to a first beam identification (ID), beam sweeping operation and mapping between downlink signals and RACH chunks and/or RACH preamble subsets. The UE comprises at least one processor configured to determine an RACH preamble based on the RACH structure configuration received from the BS. The UE comprises the transceiver further configured to transmit, to the BS, the RACH preamble over a first beam associated with the first beam ID and receive, from the BS, an RACH response corresponding to the RACH preamble over a second beam, wherein the first beam is different than the second beam.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for RACH procedure in wireless systems
Patent No. 10405354 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15826421 on 11/29/2017 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of user equipment (UE) for random access operation in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), random access channel (RACH) configuration information including RACH chunk information corresponding to at least one antenna beam including a beam identifier (ID), determining a RACH chunk based on the RACH configuration information received from the BS, transmitting, to the BS, a RACH preamble on the determined RACH chunk according to the RACH configuration information associated with the beam ID, and receiving, from the BS, a RACH response (RAR) corresponding to the transmitted RACH preamble and a downlink channel for a RAR transmission, wherein a random access-radio network temporary identification (RA-RNTI) is calculated based on an index of a slot and an index of the RACH chunk on which the RACH preamble is transmitted.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Puffed extrudate snack food
Patent No. D858032 

Inventor(s): Eugenio Bortone (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29626402 on 11/16/2017 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Landscaping fabric sheet with pattern
Patent No. D858114 

Inventor(s): Douglas E. Austin (Waco, TX)
Assignee(s): Easy Gardener Products, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29598051 on 03/22/2017 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Pillow
Patent No. D858142 

Inventor(s): J. Miguel Marrero (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL FAMILY ENTERPRISES, LLC (Glencoe, IL)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29577724 on 09/15/2016 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Armrest for airplane pilot
Patent No. D858165 

Inventor(s): Michael A. Ward (Quinlan, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kelly, Holt Christenson PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29618437 on 09/21/2017 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for video and repetition recording
Patent No. D858566 

Inventor(s): Akil Bacchus (Magnolia, TX)
Assignee(s): WARP Lab, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29627886 on 11/30/2017 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for video and repetition recording
Patent No. D858567 

Inventor(s): Akil Bacchus (Magnolia, TX)
Assignee(s): WARP Lab, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29627887 on 11/30/2017 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Stencil holder
Patent No. D858630 

Inventor(s): Douglas Levack (Kaufman, TX), Ginny McCormick (Kaufman, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29642684 on 03/30/2018 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Acetabular device
Patent No. D858768 

Inventor(s): Jorge Casas-Ganem (Dallas, TX), Joshua Haney (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Surgical Device Innovations, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29575649 on 08/26/2016 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Rebar cage stand
Patent No. D858799 

Inventor(s): Brian Martin Anderson (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): LINDEN STEEL, L.P. (Forney, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29641117 on 03/20/2018 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Animal bathing and grooming glove
Patent No. D858906 

Inventor(s): Jay Michaelson (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29660549 on 08/21/2018 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Pet toy
Patent No. D858908 

Inventor(s): Josiah Wilhelm (Columbia Station, OH)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29611449 on 07/21/2017 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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