Dallas Invents: 180 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 19

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

Patents granted include:
• Audatex North America's VIN-based insurance claim system
Bank of America's holistic data transmission throughout an enterprise
• Novartis' curvature-changing, accommodative intraocular lens
Capital One's methods for co-browsing
• iMed Technology's antiseptic swab with activation button
• Toyota's physical assistive robotic systems

An illustration from Toyota’s newly granted patent for a physical assistive robotic system. [Image: USPTO, Patent No. 10478365]

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Nov. 19, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

180 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 Incorporated (Dallas) 29
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 10
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 6
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4
Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 4

Unassigned 12


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 4
Hongbo Si (Plano) 4
Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney) 3
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 3
Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine) 3
Daniel B. Penney (Wylie) 2
Farid Khafizov (Plano) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

82 days
Lensed antennas for use in cellular and other communications systems
Patent No. 10483650
Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Inventors: Igor Timofeev (Dallas), Kevin Eldon Linehan (Rowlett)

4,062 days
Medical apparatus and method for attaching a suture to a bone
Patent No.
10478173
Assignee: T.A.G. Medical DevicesAgriculture Cooperative Ltd. (Kibbutz Gaaton,IL)
Inventor: Sumant G. Krishnan (Dallas)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Hair retaining device and method of using same
Patent No. 10477934 

Inventor(s): Genice Joyce (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15206450 on 07/11/2016 (1226 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hair retaining device comprising a rod with two elongate helical coils surrounding a portion of the rod. The coils are attached only at one end of the rod and are offset from one another by 180 degrees. In use, the end of the rod is slid through a desired hair style using a weaving motion to pick up small portions of the hair. Once the rod is in place, it is screwed into a user”s hair and the hair strands are retained. To remove the device, the rod is unscrewed to loosen from the hair strands and the rod is then pulled out of user”s hair.

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


Mirror for applying eye cosmetics
Patent No. 10477946 

Inventor(s): Janelle Friedman (Dallas, TX), Maro Radenovic (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): MYJF Enterprises, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15916584 on 03/09/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnifying cosmetic mirror may provide a three-point reflection path that may be utilized to apply cosmetics around the eye of a user. The cosmetic mirror may be constructed to have a base mirror and side mirrors extending at angles from opposite sides of the base mirror. The side mirrors may be constructed to provide a reflective view of the eye when placed above the base mirror. The base mirror may also be constructed to provide a reflective view of the eye, and each mirror may be substantially flat.

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


Locker seat assembly
Patent No. 10477964 

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423942 on 05/28/2019 (175 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved locker seat includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls having a pair of front edges. A generally horizontal seat extends between and at least partially forward of the front edges of the sidewalls. A lower seatback is connected at a lower extent by a hinge between the sidewalls and extending above the seat, the lower seatback is movable about the hinge between an open position and a closed position. An upper seatback is connected at an upper extent by a hinge between the sidewalls and above the lower seatback, the upper seatback being movable about the hinge between an open and a closed position.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


System and method for real-time personnel fatigue level monitoring
Patent No. 10478095 

Inventor(s): Anagha Jamthe (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14846851 on 09/07/2015 (1534 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to analyzing fatigue level of users by transmitting pressure data from user”s shoes wirelessly for real-time monitoring. Athletes for in body-contact games such as football, are often suddenly forced out of games due to injuries as it is often difficult to ascertain the nature of the injury on the field. The present invention enables a coach to have an ability to monitor performance of the athletes as they play, thus help in determining current level of athlete’s injury, and help in preventing career threatening and/or fatal injuries. Further, pressure sensors can be used to determine fatigue detection and can be verified by readings from knock sensor, accelerometer data, etc. Variations in all such sensors for a time slice t-seconds can be used as an indicator for fatigue.

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


Continuous glucose monitoring based on remote sensing of variations of parameters of a SiC implanted antenna
Patent No. 10478101 

Inventor(s): Christopher Leroy Frewin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Law Firm: Smith Hopen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15286173 on 10/05/2016 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: A passive sensing continuous glucose monitoring system and method of use thereof. The system includes a passive antenna formed of biocompatible silicon carbide (SiC), modeled to a desired frequency, which is permanently implanted subcutaneously. The system further includes an external-to-the-body transmitting antenna to detect changes in the blood glucose level by sending a radio signal at the frequency of the implanted passive antenna into the body. This signal is received and reflected by the passive antenna, and the reflected signal is then received at an external-to-the-body receiving antenna. Changes in the glucose level lead to modifications in the signal and can be used to determine the blood glucose level externally.

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


Medical apparatus and method for attaching a suture to a bone
Patent No. 10478173 

Inventor(s): Sumant G. Krishnan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): T.A.G. Medical Devices Agriculture Cooperative Ltd. (Kibbutz Gaaton, , IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 12919516 on 10/05/2008 (4062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a channel in a bone, the method comprising: providing a first bore in the bone; and forming, a second bore in the bone at a predefined angle from said first bore, using said first bore as a reference point for

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


Dual optic, curvature changing accommodative IOL
Patent No. 10478285 

Inventor(s): David Borja (Fort Worth, TX), Shinwook Lee (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14920663 on 10/22/2015 (1489 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a curvature-changing, accommodative intraocular lens (IOL) for implantation in the capsular bag of a patient”s eye. The IOL includes a fluid optic body having a cavity for containing an optical fluid, the cavity at least partially defined by a sidewall extending around the cavity and defining a diameter of the cavity and a deformable optical membrane intersecting the sidewall around a circumference of the sidewall and spanning the diameter of the cavity. The IOL further includes a second optic body spaced a distance apart from the fluid optic body and a plurality of struts extending from the sidewall and coupling the fluid optic body to the second optic body. The struts are configured such that axial compression of the capsular bag causes the struts to deform the sidewall in a manner that increases the diameter of the cavity, modifying a curvature of the deformable optical membrane.

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


Vertebral implant, device for vertebral attachment of the implant and instrumentation for implantation thereof
Patent No. 10478310 

Inventor(s): Paul Henry Cho (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): LDR Medical, S.A.S. (Saints-Savine, , FR)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14638746 on 03/04/2015 (1721 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure provides various vertebral implants, devices for attaching a vertebral implant and implantation instrumentations. In some embodiments, the implant includes a first body and a second body, each having a face with shapes and dimensions mating that of the other body and forming mutual fitting means, thus allowing assembly of the bodies by sliding along a sliding axis. In some embodiments, a locking means is retained in one of the bodies and an abutment portion may move from an open position allowing sliding for the assembling of the bodies to a closed position locking the bodies in assembly by the contact between the abutment portion, by contact with an abutment of the other body, the abutment being oriented angularly to the sliding axis and the abutment portion passing from the open position to the closed position elastically by flexure or torsion.

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


Limb positioning system
Patent No. 10478364 

Inventor(s): John R. Fossez (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Stryker Corporation (Kalamazoo, MI)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14642038 on 03/09/2015 (1716 days app to issue)

Abstract: A limb positioning system includes a clamp assembly, a pylon and bar assembly, a sled assembly, and a limb positioning assembly. The clamp assembly is configured to attach to a bed rail of a surgical table and to accept a pylon connected to a bar. The pylon may have a plurality of pylon bars that are secured by the clamp assembly. A base bar may extend from the pylon, and may be attachable to an extension bar to provide a longer track along which the sled assembly may slide. The sled assembly may be biased to be locked with respect to the base bar. The limb holding assembly may include a boot coupled to the sled via a connector near the heel. The connector may be tapered and insertable into a correspondingly tapered section of a ball that sits within the sled assembly, the ball being capable of polyaxial motion.

[A61G] TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS (appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk A61H 3/00); OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES (embalming corpses A01N 1/00)


Physical assistive robotic systems
Patent No. 10478365 

Inventor(s): Keiichi Sato (Chicago, IL), Masaru Ryumae (Union, KY), Shin Sano (Oak Park, IL), Yasuhiro Ota (Union, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15189733 on 06/22/2016 (1245 days app to issue)

Abstract: A physical assistive robotic device may include a frame including an upright support member, a lateral member slidably engaged with the upright support member, a handle slidably engaged with the lateral member, an elevation actuator coupled to the upright support member and the lateral member, and a lateral actuator coupled to the lateral member and the handle. The elevation actuator translates the lateral member and the lateral actuator translates the handle to transition a user between a standing position and a non-standing position.

[A61G] TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS (appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk A61H 3/00); OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES (embalming corpses A01N 1/00)


Modifications of therapeutic agents for enhanced delivery to target sites
Patent No. 10478492 

Inventor(s): David Kolb (Sunrise, FL), Petr Ledin (Plantation, FL), Tsukasa Mizuhara (Plantation, FL)
Assignee(s): CLARIA PARTIKULA LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Pabst Patent Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15660256 on 07/26/2017 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions of a modulator of cell metabolism, typically targeting cellular glycolysis, preferably with a targeting moiety, attached directly or indirectly to the inhibitor, or to a nanoparticle or other delivery vehicle thereof, and methods of use for treating cancer, proliferative disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmune disorders, or inflammatory diseases are provided. Pharmaceutical compositions including the targeted modulator and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier are also provided. The pharmaceutical compositions can be administered to a subject in need thereof in an effective amount to reduce one or symptoms of the cancer, proliferative disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmune disorders, or inflammatory diseases alone or prior to or in conjunction with a further therapy such as radiotherapy.

[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)


Method for disinfecting contact lenses
Patent No. 10478518 

Inventor(s): Lynn Winterton (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Better Vision Solutions LLC (Keller, TX)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15058241 on 03/02/2016 (1357 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for disinfecting contact lenses, including immersing the contact lenses in a volume of cleaning agent with about 3% hydrogen peroxide for up to 4 hrs, and immersing up to 0.7 g of a fibrous catalyst enhancer material in the volume of cleaning agent for up to 4 hrs. The fibrous catalyst enhancer material is immersed simultaneously with the contact lenses.

[A61L] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES (preservation of bodies or disinfecting characterised by the agent employed A01N; preserving, e.g. sterilising, food or foodstuffs A23; preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes A61K) [4]


Vacuum control method for surgical hand piece
Patent No. 10478532 

Inventor(s): Glenn Robert Sussman (Laguna Niguel, CA), John Morgan Bourne (Irvine, CA), Mikhail Boukhny (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Assignee(s): Alcon Research, Ltd. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842991 on 12/15/2017 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical hand piece is described that maintains a vacuum pressure within the hand piece at a selected level. A check valve is provided substantially near an inlet of an integrated aspirating pump. The check valve opens to introduce fluid into the hand piece to maintain the vacuum pressure within the hand piece at or above the selected level so as to prevent or substantially reduce post-occlusion flow.

[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]


Medication delivery apparatus and accompanying system for the application of local anesthetics to a treatment site and method for use of same
Patent No. 10478570 

Inventor(s): John S. Houston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Dualams, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14330359 on 07/14/2014 (1954 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medication delivery apparatus and system for the application of a local anesthetic to a treatment site, such as an airway, and method for use of same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the medication delivery apparatus and system, a reservoir supplies a local anesthetic to a lower chamber of a housing wherein an ultrasonic transducer applies ultrasonic energy thereto, thereby nebulizing the local anesthetic. A control valve is interposed between a source of positive pressure air and an upper chamber of the housing to selectively apply positive air pressure to the upper chamber. Upon the application of positive air pressure, the airflow delivers the nebulized anesthetic to a patient”s airway by way of a laryngoscope side port coupling, laryngoscope vacuum port coupling, or catheter coupling, for example. The application of local anesthetic, itself, in this nebulized manner mitigates gaging, chocking, aspirating, bucking and laryngospasms.

[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]


Delivery apparatus and accompanying system for the application of a medical agent to a treatment site and method for use of same
Patent No. 10478571 

Inventor(s): John S. Houston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Dualams, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14603160 on 01/22/2015 (1762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medication delivery apparatus and system for the application of a medical agent to a treatment site, such as an airway, and method for use of same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the medication delivery apparatus and system, a reservoir supplies a medical agent to a lower chamber of a housing wherein an ultrasonic transducer applies ultrasonic energy thereto, thereby nebulizing the medical agent. A control valve is interposed between a source of positive pressure air and an upper chamber of the housing to selectively apply positive air pressure to the upper chamber. Upon the application of positive air pressure, the airflow delivers the nebulized medical agent to a target location, such as the airway.

[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]


Antiseptic swab with activation button
Patent No. 10478602 

Inventor(s): Gordon E. Atkinson (Black Mountain, NC), Kyle S. Adams (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): iMed Technology, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Stevens Showalter, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15878999 on 01/24/2018 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A liquid dispensing device includes a handle having a hollow interior defining a fluid reservoir. A base member is affixed to the lower end of the handle and has a bottom surface, and a frangible cover is secured over the bottom surface and forms a seal across the opening of the fluid reservoir. A swab head comprising an absorbent sponge-like member and a button element is supported on the base member. The sponge-like member has opposing outer and inner sides wherein the inner side is affixed to the base member. The button element includes a foot portion at a first longitudinal end adjacent to the outer side of the sponge-like member and includes a penetration end at an opposing second longitudinal end of the button element.

[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]


Stovetop fire suppressor with shuttle actuator and method
Patent No. 10478647 

Inventor(s): Donald W Murray (Arlington, TX), Richard M Anthony (River Oaks, TX)
Assignee(s): Williams RDM, Inc (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Morani Patent Law, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14689602 on 04/17/2015 (1677 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic stovetop fire suppressor is activated by a shuttle actuator. The self-contained and closed container device provides a gradual release of a fire suppressing agent in a desired distribution pattern. A method of reliable and spatial agent release are provided herein. A plastic cone shaped lid seals on the bottom of a can and forms a closed container. The closed container is filled with a fire suppressing agent. An initiator charge is housed external to the container of fire suppressing agent and is fuse activated. The activated charge displaces the shuttle. As the shuttle displaces, vertical support for the bottom cone lid is removed and a compression spring breaks a circumferential seal between the bottom lid and container cylindrical sidewall and lowers the bottom lid exposing a radial opening. Fire suppressing agent flows out of the radial opening, suppressing a stovetop fire.

[A62C] FIRE-FIGHTING (fire-extinguishing compositions, use of chemical substances in extinguishing fires A62D 1/00; spraying, applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; fire-fighting aircraft B64D 1/16; alarm arrangements G08B, e.g. fire alarms actuated by smoke or gases G08B 17/10)


Golf club head or other ball striking device having reinforced sole
Patent No. 10478691 

Inventor(s): William C. Knight (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15818012 on 11/20/2017 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A head for a ball striking device includes a bracing member connected to an upper sole surface located on the sole of the body opposite the bottom sole surface. The bracing member includes a first end connected to a first point on the upper sole surface, a second end connected to a second point on the upper sole surface spaced from the first point, and a bridge portion extending between the first and second ends. The bridge portion extends upward from the upper sole surface and is spaced from the upper sole surface. The bridge portion may be formed by one or more trusses, and may define a generally triangular shape in one embodiment. The first and second ends may be connected to the upper sole surface using a variety of techniques, e.g., welding or other integral joining technique, integral forming, adhesive or other bonding material, or other technique.

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


Child”s swing seat with cover
Patent No. 10478736 

Inventor(s): Martin Chad McNeill (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Shade Swing, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16012915 on 06/20/2018 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A child”s swing seat has a bottom support and a back support integral with the bottom support. A cover removably connected to the back support is provided. A child restraint is provided, which is fixed in some embodiments and moveable about a hinge in others. In other embodiments, the cover is fixed and integral with the back support. The cover may be dome-shaped or substantially flat. A drain hole is provided in the seat bottom to dispose of rainwater.

[A63G] MERRY-GO-ROUNDS; SWINGS; ROCKING-HORSES (swings or rocking horses as nursery furniture A47D 13/10); CHUTES; SWITCHBACKS; SIMILAR DEVICES FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENT


 

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Exhaust-supplied vacuum system and apparatus
Patent No. 10478029 

Inventor(s): Michael Robert Heisaku Marler (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816006 on 11/17/2017 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a system includes a tool that includes an exhaust port and a vacuum. The vacuum also includes an exhaust intake port configured to couple to the exhaust port of the tool. The exhaust intake port may be configured to receive exhaust from the exhaust port. The vacuum includes a vacuum intake port, a vacuum exhaust port opposed to the vacuum intake port, and a mixing chamber between the vacuum intake port and the vacuum exhaust port. The vacuum intake port, the vacuum exhaust port, and the mixing chamber may all be on a same centerline.

[B23B] TURNING; BORING (using an electrode which takes the place of a tool B23H, e.g. making holes B23H 9/14; working by laser beam B23K 26/00; arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Air purification methodology and apparatus
Patent No. 10478767 

Inventor(s): Yi Fang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15436744 on 02/17/2017 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of air purification and apparatus uses thorough air-bath to trap airborne debris and gaseous molecules in the liquid. Incoming air are reduced repeatedly and thoroughly at various stages into tiny air bubbles in contact with liquid in the apparatus where airborne materials and gaseous molecules are trapped in the liquid. This cleaning system can effectively remove small or large airborne debris and gaseous molecules, in contrast to cleaning effectiveness limited by the filter pore sizes in traditional filter system. The liquid can be water, water mixed with any designed substances or other type of liquid phase of materials. In exemplary case, water is used as a part of filtration medium, the apparatus thus can be served as both air purifier and humidifier. A relatively high humidity in the air would help to trap more airborne debris, which makes the air purification apparatus more efficient.

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


Dynamic coating thickness measurement and control
Patent No. 10478846 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey T. Drewett (Kennedale, TX), Justin Marcel Solis (Fort Worth, TX), Ron K. Franks (Crowley, TX), Tara Michelle Thomasson (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15144391 on 05/02/2016 (1296 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system comprises a robot, a spray gun coupled to the robot and operable to spray a first predefined number of passes of a material onto a substrate at a first flow rate, and a measurement device operable to measure one or more properties of the material sprayed onto the substrate while the material is wet. The system further comprises an analyzer operable to determine a thickness of the wet material based on the one or more measured properties and calculate a second flow rate required to achieve a cured thickness of the material within a second predefined number of passes. The calculated second flow rate is based on the first predefined number of passes, an expected thickness of the wet material for one pass of the first predefined number of passes, the determined thickness of the wet material, and the first flow rate.

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


Print head cooling jacket
Patent No. 10479120 

Inventor(s): Andrew P. Hull (McKinney, TX), Jeffrey T. Mileger (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16016634 on 06/24/2018 (513 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for cooling a print head implemented on a wire and cable manufacturing line, the apparatus comprising a sleeve, wherein the sleeve has an internal portion and an external portion and wherein the sleeve forms an internal void marginally larger than the size of the print head and wherein the sleeve further comprises an elongated surface; a front surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the front surface comprises an ink outlet opening; a rear surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the rear surface comprises a cable opening; a channel connected to the internal portion of the sleeve, wherein the channel comprises an open side facing the internal void and wherein the channel on the internal portion of the sleeve extends from the rear to the front of the sleeve; an air inlet compartment in communication with the channel and enclosed by the rear surface; an air inlet in communication with the air inlet compartment; and an exhaust channel connected to the sleeve and extending from the front surface to the rear surface along the elongated surface and connected to the channel at the front of the sleeve.

[B41J] TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS (composing B41B; printing on special surfaces B41F; laundry marking B41K; erasers, rubbers or erasing devices B43L 19/00; fluid media for correction of typographical errors by coating C09D 10/00; recording the results of measuring G01; recognition or presentation of data, marking record carriers in digital fashion, e.g. by punching, G06K; franking or ticket-printing and issuing apparatus G07B; electric keyboard switches, in general H01H 13/70, H03K 17/94; coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, in general H03M 11/00; receivers or transmitters for transmission of digital information H04L; transmission or reproduction of documents, or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, H04N 1/00; printing mechanisms specially adapted for apparatus, e.g. cash registers, weighing machines, producing records of their own performance, see the relevant subclasses)


Electric vehicle power system with shared converter
Patent No. 10479218 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Jongwon Shin (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: 15432845 on 02/14/2017 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for an electric vehicle. The system includes a battery control unit configured to be in a grid-connected mode or a stand-alone mode. The system includes a shared boost converter connected to a battery. The shared boost converter receives alternating current (AC) power, steps up voltage and converts the AC power to direct current (DC) power when the battery control unit is in the grid-connected mode. The shared boost converter receives DC power from the battery and steps up voltage when the battery control unit is in the stand-alone mode. The system also includes an inverter configured to receive the stepped up DC power when the battery control unit is in the stand-alone mode and convert the DC power to AC power. The system also includes a motor/generator connected to the inverter and configured to receive AC power for powering a drivetrain of the electric vehicle.

[B60L] PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of electrical propulsion units or of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion in vehicles B60K 1/00, B60K 6/20; arrangements or mounting of electrical gearing in vehicles B60K 17/12, B60K 17/14; preventing wheel slip by reducing power in rail vehicles B61C 15/08; dynamo-electric machines H02K; control or regulation of electric motors H02P); SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (electric coupling devices combined with mechanical couplings of vehicles B60D 1/64; electric heating for vehicles B60H 1/00); ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL (control or regulation of electric motors H02P); MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES [4]


Lattice based seat cushion to improve comfort and vibration isolation
Patent No. 10479246 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Herbert Meingast (Ann Arbor, MI), Recep M. Gorguluarslan (Atlanta, GA), Umesh Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15581701 on 04/28/2017 (935 days app to issue)

Abstract: Seats in vehicles may include a seat cushion having a seating surface, a vibration isolation structure and a foam structure, with the seating surface configured to support an occupant. The seat cushion may include either a seat bottom or a seat back, with the vibration isolation structure configured to evenly distribute forces exerted by the occupant. The vibration isolation structure may include a plurality of individual lattice blocks. The plurality of individual lattice blocks may occupy a pattern based on a spatial weight distribution of an average-sized occupant or a pattern based on a spatial weight distribution tailored for a specific occupant. The plurality of individual lattice blocks may cooperate to provide the even pressure distribution against forces exerted by the occupant. The vibration isolation structure may isolate vibration in a range from about 0.5 Hz to about 5.0 Hz.

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


Cloaking devices constructed from reflection boundaries, half-mirrors and multiband dichroic color filters and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 10479276 

Inventor(s): Chengang Ji (Ann Arbor, MI), Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Songtao Wu (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: 15945398 on 04/04/2018 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side, a cloaked region (CR) between the object-side and the image-side. An object-side CR reflection boundary, an object-side half-mirror, and an object-side multiband dichroic color filter are positioned on the object side and an image-side CR reflection boundary, an image-side half-mirror, and an image-side multiband dichroic color filter are positioned on the image-side. The object-side half-mirror and the object-side multiband dichroic color filter are spaced apart from and positioned generally parallel to the object-side CR reflection boundary, and the image-side half-mirror and the image-side multiband dichroic color filter are spaced apart from and positioned generally parallel to the image-side CR reflection boundary. Light from an object located on the object-side of the cloaking device and obscured by the CR propagates via three optical paths to form an image of the object on the image-side of the cloaking device.

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


Backup system for a vehicle with a trailer hitch
Patent No. 10479404 

Inventor(s): David B. Auner (South Lyon, MI), Yuhei Oka (Toyota, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15919922 on 03/13/2018 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes upright sides, a hitch point between the upright sides, an interior display, and a control module communicatively connected with the display. The control module is configured to, in response to a backup event, operate the display during the backup event to display an area behind the vehicle, general-purpose steering guidelines, and a trailer-hitching steering guideline. The general-purpose steering guidelines lead from the upright sides, indicate a projected locus of the vehicle, and have a reach that is maintained regardless of changing steering angles. The trailer-hitching steering guideline leads from the hitch point, indicates a projected path of the hitch point, and has a reach that is adjusted based on changing steering angles.

[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)


Structurally reinforced vehicle body
Patent No. 10479411 

Inventor(s): Blaine C. Benson (Ann Arbor, MI), Justin E. Dominic (Milan, MI), Keith O”Brien (Highland, 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: 15885587 on 01/31/2018 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a body that defines a front door opening, and includes an A-pillar framing the front door opening, and a door over the front door opening. The front door includes an inner door panel and an outer door panel defining an interior door cavity therebetween. The vehicle also includes an impact beam and a transfer member housed in the interior door cavity. The impact beam has a forward end that laterally overlaps the A-pillar. The transfer member laterally overlaps the A-pillar in common with the forward end of the impact beam, and faces the inner door panel from laterally between the forward end of the impact beam and the inner door panel. When the vehicle experiences a side impact event, the A-pillar assumes side impact energy via transfer from the forward end of the impact beam through the transfer member.

[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)


Engagement member for splicing a spar assembly
Patent No. 10479477 

Inventor(s): Charles D. Hogue (North Richland Hills, TX), James E. King (North Richland Hills, TX), James E. Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15424402 on 02/03/2017 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, there is an engagement member for splicing a spar assembly in an aircraft wing including a joining portion having a first attachment for connecting to a first spar and a second attachment surface for connecting to a second spar; and a rib post extending from the joining portion and disposed between the first attachment surface and the second attachment surface. In an embodiment, the rib post is integral to the joining portion and is configured to couple with a rib web.

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


Cable cutter system
Patent No. 10479488 

Inventor(s): Anand Kumar Marimuthu (Bangalore, , IN), Cheng-Ho Tho (Colleyville, TX), Michael Smith (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100679 on 08/10/2018 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some examples of a cable cutting system include a first cutting apparatus that includes a recess to receive a cable. The system includes a second cutting apparatus separate from and attached to the first cutting apparatus. The second cutting apparatus includes multiple cutting surfaces arranged to cut the cable received at the recess.

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


System and method for rotorcraft collective power hold
Patent No. 10479491 

Inventor(s): Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15679645 on 08/17/2017 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a rotorcraft includes providing a power hold by performing monitoring one or more operational parameters of the rotorcraft during flight, determining whether operational parameters need adjustment according to a relationship between the operational parameters and operating limits associated with a power setting for the power hold, and determining a flight parameter for one or more flight control devices of the rotorcraft in response to determining that the operational parameters need adjustment. Providing the power hold further includes sending a position set signal to a trim assembly of the rotorcraft to set a first position of a pilot control connected to the trim assembly according to a pilot control setting generated according to the flight parameter, and controlling a flight control device control according to a second position of the pilot control.

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


Aircraft tail with cross-flow fan systems
Patent No. 10479495 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk L. Groninga (Keller, TX), Matthew E. Louis (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15483652 on 04/10/2017 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided an aircraft, including a fuselage having a longitudinal axis extending from a front portion through an aft portion; first and second tail members extending from the aft portion; a first cross-flow fan system rotatably mounted to the first tail member; and a second cross-flow fan system rotatably mounted to the second tail member. The first and second cross-flow fan systems are configured to provide a forward thrust vector and an anti-torque vector on the aircraft. The first and second cross-flow fan systems can have a rotational axis oriented generally vertically. In another aspect, there is an aircraft including a fuselage having a front portion and a tail portion; and a cross-flow fan system supported by the tail portion. Embodiments include a cross-flow fan system retrofittable onto an aircraft and methods for retrofitting an aircraft with a cross-flow fan system.

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


Inboard bearing assemblies having load transfer shoe bolts
Patent No. 10479497 

Inventor(s): Amarjit Olenchery Kizhakkepat (Forth Worth, TX), John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Robert Patrick Wardlaw (Keller, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990624 on 05/26/2018 (542 days app to issue)

Abstract: A proprotor system for a tiltrotor aircraft having helicopter and airplane flight modes includes a yoke having a plurality of blade arms each having an inboard pocket with an outboard surface. Each of a plurality of bearing assemblies is disposed at least partially within one of the inboard pockets with each bearing assembly including a shear bearing and a centrifugal force bearing having an integral shoe with an outboard surface. Each of a plurality of inboard beams is disposed at least partially between one of the centrifugal force bearings and one of the shear bearings. Each of a plurality of proprotor blades is coupled to one of the inboard beams. The integral shoes are coupled to the yoke such that there is a spaced apart relationship between the outboard surfaces of the integral shoes and the outboard surfaces of the pockets to prevent centrifugal force load transfer therebetween.

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


Reusable cup with integrated ribbed heat sink sheath
Patent No. 10479544 

Inventor(s): Carter Ash (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Airlite Plastics Co. (Omaha, NE)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14941156 on 11/13/2015 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a cup including a base, a sidewall extending upward from the base to a top of the cup to define an internal cavity and an open top, wherein the sidewall includes an upper sidewall and a lower sidewall located between the upper sidewall and the base. The lower sidewall can include a lower wall and a plurality of raised ribs extending radially outward from the lower wall and being separated by recesses and the ribs and recesses being elongated in a direction between the top and the base. The cup can include an annular ledge connects the upper sidewall to the lower sidewall, wherein the annular ledge extends inwardly from the upper sidewall to the lower sidewall and forms a reduction in width of the sidewall between the upper sidewall and the lower sidewall.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


Inlet screen assembly for ultra low NOx gas-air mixing system
Patent No. 10480784 

Inventor(s): Glenn W. Kowald (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15674313 on 08/10/2017 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a screen assembly for gas-air mixers in HVAC systems, such as for furnaces. A screen assembly can comprise a mesh screen, a housing, and a pressure tap. The mesh screen can allow for the intake of an air supply while also blocking unwanted foreign matter such as dust or leaves. The housing can receive the air supply and direct it into a gas-air mixer or other component. The pressure tap can be coupled to a gas valve or regulator in order to modulate the flow of gas when air flow is restricted.

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


Systems and methods for use in welding pipe segments of a pipeline
Patent No. 10480862 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Sniderman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15441804 on 02/24/2017 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application relates to a field system and methods that can be deployed in the application of pipe welding. The field system provides many embodiments relating to pipe welding systems and methods, that can be used in combination with one another, or individually. Such welding systems and methods, include, for example, internal welding systems and methods, tie-in welding system and methods, pipe inspection systems and methods, pipe handling systems and methods, internal pipe cooling systems and methods, non-destructive testing systems and methods, as well as remote interface and database systems and methods (uLog), to name a few. The application further relates to welded pipes that result from some or all of such processes.

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


Floor board junction box
Patent No. 10483740 

Inventor(s): Arvind Kinjarapu (Allen, TX), Hkan Brneman (Frisco, TX), Martti Juurioksa (Allen, TX), Rodolfo Jasso (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): KONE CORPORATION (Helsinki, , FI)
Law Firm: Birch, Stewart, Kolasch Birch, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16159314 on 10/12/2018 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for installing at least one junction box in an elevator hoistway of an elevator includes providing at least one junction box, the junction box including a plurality of knock-out portions, knocking out at least one of the plurality of knock-out portions of the at least one junction box to form a respective aperture, and affixing at least one PCB board to the respective aperture. An elevator includes at least one junction box, including at least one PCB board affixed to an aperture of at least one junction box via holders and an integrated multi-conductor coil wired to each PCB board; a duct connector connected to the at least one junction box; and a plurality of wiring ducts connected to the duct connector.

[B66B] ELEVATORS; ESCALATORS OR MOVING WALKWAYS (life-saving devices used as an alternative to normal egress means, e.g. stairs, during rescue to lower persons in cages, bags, or similar supports from buildings or other structures A62B 1/02; equipment for handling freight or for facilitating passenger embarkation or the like to aircraft B64D 9/00; braking or detent devices characterised by their application to lifting or hoisting gear B66D 5/00) [4]


 

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

Aromatic polyester polyether polyols, polyurethanes made therefrom and building materials comprising same
Patent No. 10479859 

Inventor(s): Bennett McDonald Pearson (Lancaster, TX)
Assignee(s): Talaco Holdings, LLC (Lawrenceville, GA)
Law Firm: Thomas|Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16164049 on 10/18/2018 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure. The disclosure provides aromatic polyester polyether polyols and compositions comprising such polyols. The disclosed aromatic polyester polyether polyols and compositions including same are the products of the transesterification reaction of polyethylene terephthalate (”PET”) and an ethoxylated triol, namely glycerin or trimethylolpropane, wherein the degree of ethoxylation is from 1 to 9 moles. At least some of the PET used to generate the aromatic polyester polyether polyols is derived from recycled PET. The disclosed aromatic polyester polyether polyols have utility in preparing polyurethane materials, for example.

[C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Wall panel blocking bracket and method of using same
Patent No. 10480177 

Inventor(s): Michael Schwitter (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Illinois Tool Works Inc. (Glenview, IL)
Law Firm: Neal, Gerber Eisenberg LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15805772 on 11/07/2017 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides a wall panel blocking bracket including a first base, a first stud side engager connected to and extending upwardly from the first base, a second stud side engager connected to and extending upwardly from the first base, a second base connected to the first stud side engager, a third base connected to the second stud side engager, a first hook extending transversely from the first stud side engager, a second hook extending transversely from the second stud side engager, all configured to partially support a wooden block adjacent to a support beam in any one of a perpendicular orientation, a first position parallel orientation, and a second different position parallel orientation.

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


Enhanced radial support for wireline and slickline
Patent No. 10480261 

Inventor(s): Sean Gregory Thomas (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15325942 on 08/15/2014 (1922 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a cable system for conveying well servicing equipment into a wellbore includes a core support structure extending longitudinally along an axis of the cable system. The core support structure comprises polymer reinforced with fibers, and the fibers are oriented substantially parallel to the axis of the cable system. The cable system also includes a mesh layer disposed around and bonded to the core support structure. The mesh layer includes metal wrapped around the core support structure. The cable system also includes a polymeric coating disposed around and bonded to the mesh layer. The mesh layer enables increased structural support of the cable system, particularly against forces in the radial direction relative to the axis of the cable system. In some applications, the mesh layer acts as a return conductive path for conductors embedded in the core support structure.

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


Wellbore plug isolation system and method
Patent No. 10480276 

Inventor(s): David S. Wesson (Fort Worth, TX), James A. Rollins (Lipan, TX), John T. Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Kevin R. George (Cleburne, TX), Michael D. Wroblicky (Weatherford, TX), Nathan G. Clark (Mansfield, TX), Philip Martin Sn
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830896 on 12/04/2017 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore plug isolation system and method for positioning plugs to isolate fracture zones in a horizontal, vertical, or deviated wellbore is disclosed. The system/method includes a wellbore casing laterally drilled into a hydrocarbon formation, a wellbore setting tool (WST) that sets a large inner diameter (ID) restriction sleeve member (RSM), and a restriction plug element (RPE). The WST is positioned along with the RSM at a desired wellbore location. After the WST sets and seals the RSM, a conforming seating surface (CSS) is formed in the RSM. The CSS is shaped to engage/receive RPE deployed into the wellbore casing. The engaged/seated RPE isolates heel ward and toe ward fluid communication of the RSM to create a fracture zone. The RPE”s are removed or left behind prior to initiating well production without the need for a milling procedure. A large ID RSM diminishes flow constriction during oil production.

[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]


Electric sub-surface safety valve (ESSSV)
Patent No. 10480283 

Inventor(s): Bruce Edward Scott (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15779824 on 03/23/2016 (1336 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a fail-safe surface controlled electric subsurface safety valve for use in a well. For example, in one embodiment, an electric sub-surface safety valve (eSSSV) system is disclosed that includes a master control system; a subsea control module; and an electric sub-surface safety valve having dual, redundant electronic modules that are configured to control power to dual electromagnetic actuators that move a single valve.

[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]


Multi-zone fracturing with full wellbore access
Patent No. 10480286 

Inventor(s): Matt James Merron (Carrollton, TX), Zachary W. Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15538028 on 02/06/2015 (1747 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for fracturing multiple zones along a length of a wellbore during a single run are provided. A single mechanical shifter device may be lowered on coiled tubing to shift open multiple sleeve assemblies set along the wellbore to expose different fracture zones for desired fracturing treatments. The sleeve assemblies may each include a shifting sleeve designed for engagement with the mechanical shifter device. The mechanical shifter device may move the shifting sleeve along the wellbore to collapse a baffle component of the sleeve assembly. Once the baffle is collapsed, an isolation component of the shifter device may engage the collapsed baffle to form a plug through the wellbore. Pressure applied from the surface may push the baffle and a sliding sleeve of the sleeve assembly downward, thereby exposing fracturing ports through the casing of the wellbore. Fracturing applications may then be performed through the ports.

[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]


Jet perforating device for creating a wide diameter perforation
Patent No. 10480295 

Inventor(s): Gerald Graves Craddock, Jr. (Mansfield, TX), Jason Paul Metzger (Joshua, TX), Jerry L. Walker (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14778513 on 05/30/2013 (2364 days app to issue)

Abstract: An explosive charge assembly comprises a housing, a liner disposed on a face of an explosive charge, an opening through the liner disposed at the apex, and a lip disposed around the perimeter of the opening. The liner forms an apex and a mouth opposite the apex, and the liner and the explosive charge are disposed in the housing. The explosive charge is disposed between the liner and the housing, and the lip extends from the liner in a direction towards the mouth.

[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

 

Spring-loaded wreath hanger
Patent No. 10477776 

Inventor(s): Jeffery J. Kacines (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Roger N. Chauza, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16032233 on 07/11/2018 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: An over-the-door hanger for clamping to a top of a door. Opposing wings are spring biased to a base plate. The base plate is located adjacent the outside surface of the door, and includes a hook hanging downwardly from the base plate. The wings span the top edge of the door and have downturned ends. During installation, the downturned ends of each wing are moved against the spring tension so as to be lowered over the top edge of the door in an orientation where the base plate is located on the outside of the door and the downturned ends are located on the inside of the door. The hanger is thus clamped to the top of the door under the spring tension.

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


Sealant having fireworthy properties for use with aircraft parts
Patent No. 10478649 

Inventor(s): Chad Knight (Dodd City, TX), Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX), Peter Sibello (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE PATENT WELL LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15697266 on 09/06/2017 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may be have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.

[F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS


Sealed pipe joint
Patent No. 10480258 

Inventor(s): David C. Riggs (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): GMC, LTD. (Aberdeen, , GB), SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS, INC (Marly, , CH)
Law Firm: Young Thompson (32 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15794521 on 10/26/2017 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a pipe joint where two pipe sections ([b]14, 16[/b]) have threadably engaged end portions ([b]17, 18[/b]), joint ends ([b]32, 34[/b]) are substantially sealed to each other by a sealing surface ([b]40, 50[/b]) on one pipe section that substantially abuts a sealing surface ([b]42, 52[/b]) on the other pipe section. In one joint, a ring-shaped cutout ([b]121[/b], FIG. [b]7[/b]) is formed in a first pipe section and a ring-shaped spacer ([b]120[/b]) is located in the cutout. The spacer is chosen from several that have slightly different lengths so the spacer end contacts the corresponding sealing surface ([b]130[/b]). In a pipe string used to carry corrosive fluid, the inner surface ([b]44[/b]) of adjacent pipe sections is covered with a corrosion resistant coating ([b]70, 72[/b]). Where the sealing surface is connected to a rounded corner ([b]82, 84[/b]), the coating extends to and along the sealing surfaces ([b]40, 42[/b]). Where there are sharp corners ([b]80[/b]) at the intersection of the inside surface ([b]40[/b]) with the sealing surface ([b]40[/b]B, [b]42[/b]B), the coating does not extend along the sealing surfaces.

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


Exhaust manifold for combining system exhaust plume
Patent No. 10480386 

Inventor(s): Brent Scannell (Roxboro, , CA), Keith C. Pedersen (Fort Worth, TX), Nam Dai Tran (Arlington, TX), Thomas Mast (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713207 on 09/22/2017 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aircraft that includes an exhaust manifold for combining one or more system exhaust paths located upstream of equipment inlets and directing the exhausts upwards towards the rotor linkages such that the exhaust is expelled and diffused forward of the equipment inlets. According to one aspect of the present disclosure, the exhaust manifold includes a structure for supporting a transmission cowling at the top of the aircraft and/or on the sides of the aircraft. For example, the exhaust manifold may include a platform that contains the exhaust ducts and may include a frame extending from the platform that follows the contours of the cowling, such that the cowling lays along the support frame for additional mechanical support.

[F01N] GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES (arrangements in connection with gas exhaust of propulsion units in vehicles B60K 13/00; combustion-air intake silencers specially adapted for, or arranged on, internal-combustion engines F02M 35/00; protecting against, or damping, noise in general G10K 11/16)


Coiled, twisted nanofiber yarn and polymer fiber torsional actuators
Patent No. 10480491 

Inventor(s): Dongseok Suh (Plano, TX), Jiyoung Oh (Richardson, TX), Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX), Mikhail E. Kozlov (Dallas, TX), Monica Jung DeAndrade (Richardson, TX), Na Li (Richardson, TX), Ray H. Baughman (Dallas, TX), Sha
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15814941 on 11/16/2017 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: Actuators (artificial muscles) comprising twist-spun nanofiber yarn or twist-inserted polymer fibers generate torsional actuation when powered electrically, photonically, chemically, thermally, by absorption, or by other means. These artificial muscles utilize coiled yarns/polymer fibers and can be either neat or comprising a guest. In some embodiments, the torsional fiber actuator includes a first polymer fiber (exhibiting a first polymer fiber diameter) and a torsional return spring in communication with the first polymer fiber. The first polymer fiber is configured to include a first plurality of twists in a first direction to produce a twisted polymer fiber. The first polymer fiber is further configured to include a plurality of coils in the twisted polymer fiber in a second direction each coil having a mean coil diameter. In some embodiments, the torsional nanofiber actuator includes a first carbon nanofiber yarn (having a yarn diameter) and a torsional return spring in communication with the first carbon nanofiber yarn. The first carbon nanofiber yarn includes a plurality of twists in a first direction to produce a twisted carbon nanofiber yarn. The first carbon nanofiber yarn further includes a plurality of coils in the twisted carbon nanofiber yarn, with each coil having a mean coil diameter greater than the yarn diameter.

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


Roller bearing lubrication systems
Patent No. 10480582 

Inventor(s): Brian Stanley Modrzejewski (Keller, TX), Kenneth Myron Jackson (Euless, TX), Siddhesh Pradeep Raje (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15340680 on 11/01/2016 (1113 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a rolling element bearing system and method of using the same, comprising: a ball bearing comprising an inner race coupled to an inner shaft (journal) at an outer surface of the inner shaft, an outer race coupled to an outer shaft at an inner surface of the outer shaft, and a roller element disposed between the inner race and the outer race, wherein the inner race and the outer surface of the inner shaft form a pocket between a portion of the inner race and the outer surface, and the inner race comprises an orifice through the inner race to fluidly connect the pocket and the rolling element.

[F16C] SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS [5]


Strainer assembly for internal valve
Patent No. 10480682 

Inventor(s): FeiFei Ji (Shanghai, , CN), Jing Chen (Shanghai, , CN), Li Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636492 on 06/28/2017 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal valve includes a valve stem disposed in a valve body, a poppet valve coupled to the stem, and a bleed valve coupled to the stem. The valve stem is shiftable from a first position in which the poppet valve and the bleed valve are closed, to a second position in which the bleed valve is open, and a third position in which the bleed valve is closed and the poppet valve is open, and the poppet may close in response to a pressure change. The internal valve includes a strainer having an extended portion to be positioned in a clearance space between an upper portion of the valve body and an opening of a fluid container. The strainer is arranged for securement to a mounting area of the valve body by at least one fastener.

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


Positive pressure amplified gas-air valve for a low NOx premix combustion system
Patent No. 10480783 

Inventor(s): Glenn W. Kowald (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690509 on 08/30/2017 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are described related to a premix combustion system used in a furnace system. Prior systems have to create a negative pressure in the premix chamber to draw gas into the chamber. Embodiments under the current disclosure can use an amplifier that is pneumatically coupled to an air supply and a secondary location (besides the gas valve). Coupling to the amplifier to a location apart from the gas valve allows the system to avoid a negative pressure in the mixing chamber. The amplifier can apply an amplified pressure or signal to a gas valve regulator and thereby raise the gas pressure so that the gas supply is driven into the premix chamber.

[F23D] BURNERS


HVAC systems and methods with refrigerant leak detection
Patent No. 10480807 

Inventor(s): Hermon Alan Boyd (Red Oak, TX), Mark Olsen (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnson, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15851731 on 12/21/2017 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that involve detecting a flammable refrigerant associated with a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. In one instance a damper covers an access port allowing a single sensor to monitor at least two separate spaces. In another instance, a multi-probe sensor allows a single sensor to monitor at least two separate spaces.

[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)


Multi-burner head assembly
Patent No. 10480823 

Inventor(s): Ian Burmania (Rockwall, TX), Shiblee Noman (Tulsa, OK)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14079826 on 11/14/2013 (2196 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a multi-burner head assembly may include a venturi inlet coupled to burner heads. The multi-burner head assembly may allow control of the flame profile generated by the assembly. For example, burner heads of the multi-burner head assembly may include different characteristics, such as height.

[F23D] BURNERS


Primer insert having a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 10480911 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936796 on 03/27/2018 (602 days app to issue)

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

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


Primer insert having a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 10480912 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936859 on 03/27/2018 (602 days app to issue)

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

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


Method of making a polymeric subsonic ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 10480915 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14725946 on 05/29/2015 (1635 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making a subsonic ammunition cartridge having a polymeric casing body having a generally cylindrical hollow polymer body having a body base at a first end thereof and a mouth at a second end to define a propellant chamber; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber, wherein the propellant chamber has an internal volume that is at least 10% less than the open internal volume of a standard casing of equivalent caliber; and a primer insert positioned in the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Audio-lighting control system
Patent No. 10478743 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Lio Yenwei Chang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Rabin Berdo, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16137098 on 09/20/2018 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is an audio-lighting control system, including a first device and a second device. The first device includes an audio module, which generates audio data and plays music accordingly; a first processor unit is electrically connected to the audio module and generates a lighting control signal. The second device is wirelessly connected to the first device through a wireless transmission device and the second device receives the lighting control signal from the first device, while the second device displays lighting effects according to the lighting control signal. The wireless transmission device is wirelessly connected to the first device and the second device through standard 2.4 GHz wireless communication. The audio-lighting control system achieves the goals of displaying music and lighting simultaneously, and reducing the cost of setting up the system.

[G10H] ELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; INSTRUMENTS IN WHICH THE TONES ARE GENERATED BY ELECTROMECHANICAL MEANS OR ELECTRONIC GENERATORS, OR IN WHICH THE TONES ARE SYNTHESISED FROM A DATA STORE


Reconfigurable sensor unit for electronic device
Patent No. 10480941 

Inventor(s): Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Sankalp Dayal (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16284448 on 02/25/2019 (267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor chip is mounted on a PCB and electrically connected to a SOC mounted on the PCB via at least one conductive trace. The sensor chip includes configuration registers storing and outputting configuration data, and a PLD receiving digital data. The PLD performs an extraction of features of the digital data in accordance with the configuration data, and the configuration data includes changeable parameters of the extraction. A classification unit processes the extracted features of the digital data so as to generate a context of an electronic device into which the sensor chip is incorporated relative to its surroundings, the processing being performed in using a processing technique operating in accordance with the configuration data. The configuration data also includes changeable parameters of the processing technique. The classification unit outputs the context to data registers for storage.

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


Human machine interface for a remote terminal unit
Patent No. 10480980 

Inventor(s): Andrew D. Hutson (Mesa, AZ), Matthew G. Smith (Fulshear, TX)
Assignee(s): Relevant Solutions, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Pramudji Law Group PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620706 on 06/12/2017 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a petrochemical measurement system. A remote terminal unit includes a network data server. A human machine interface may be an autonomous network data client in communication with the remote terminal unit. The human machine interface may include: a memory having configuration parameter software stored thereon; a user interface configured to receive configuration parameter input using the configuration parameter software; and a processor configured to send the configuration parameters received from the user interface of the HMI to the remote terminal unit.

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


System and method for remote monitoring of solid contaminant in fluids
Patent No. 10481059 

Inventor(s): Jack D. Burns (Mineral Wells, TX), Jeremy M. Stevens (Fort Worth, TX), Stephen G. Jeane (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): Parker Hannifin Filtration (US), Inc. (Mineral Wells, TX)
Law Firm: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15260087 on 09/08/2016 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pipeline contaminant monitoring apparatus that includes a filter housing and probe configured to isokinetically sample a portion of a pipeline gas stream. The filter housing has a filter configured to trap solid contaminants within the gas stream. A first pressure sensor is located upstream of the filter and a second pressure sensor is located downstream of the filter. A processor is coupled to the first and second pressure sensors. The processor is configured to determine a solid contaminant concentration level in the gas stream based on a rate of change of the pressure drop sensed across the filter.

[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)


Frequency synthesizer output cycle counter including ring encoder
Patent No. 10481187 

Inventor(s): Karthik Subburaj (Karnataka, , IN), Raghu Ganesan (Karnataka, , IN), Sreekiran Samala (Plano, TX), Tom Altus (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14588014 on 12/31/2014 (1784 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of frequency estimation. A clock output from a frequency synthesizer is received at an input of a ring encoder. The ring encoder generates outputs including a ring encoder output clock and an encoded output which represents LSBs of a clock cycle count of the clock output. A binary counter is run using the ring encoder output clock which provides an output count which represents MSBs of the clock cycle count. Using a reference clock, the encoded output is sampled to provide a sampled encoded output and the output count is sampled to provide a sampled output count. Error correcting is applied to the sampled encoded output to provide a corrected sampled encoded output. The corrected sampled encoded output and sampled output count are combined to provide a combined output which is used for estimating an instantaneous or average frequency of the clock output.

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


Programmable load transient circuit
Patent No. 10481193 

Inventor(s): Daniel Alexander Katz (Nashua, NH), Michael James Munroe (Londonderry, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15887531 on 02/02/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A programmable load transient circuit includes a switchable power device for coupling a DUT output to its non-control node in series with a current sense device. A feedback loop is between the current sense device and the power device”s control node that includes an integrator including an amplifier coupled to receive a signal that is a function of an average load current (I[subscript]Davg[/subscript]) supplied by the DUT from the current sense device and to receive a reference voltage (Vref). The integrator provides an output drive voltage that is coupled to an input of a level shifter which receives a pulse signal or DC level at another of its inputs. The level shifter provides an output waveform or DC voltage to the power device”s control node that is a function of I[subscript]Davg[/subscript].

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


Stationary bath for testing electronic components
Patent No. 10481198 

Inventor(s): Clemon Howell (Allen, TX), David Wayne Kaase (Grapevine, TX), James Henry McGee, Jr. (Rowlett, TX), Joseph Milton Yehle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874677 on 01/18/2018 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for stress-testing of electronic components are disclosed. The system and method include a stationary bath including a tub that defines an aperture in a plane, in which a plurality of slots are positionable and defined inside the tub and oriented orthogonally with respect to the plane. A dielectric fluid in the tub is heated by a heating element to a predetermined temperature value. A board is configured to be retrievably placed with one of the plurality of slots, the board having a plurality of sockets operable to receive corresponding electronic components.

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


Automatic test equipment (ATE) platform translation
Patent No. 10481206 

Inventor(s): Ramana Tadepalli (McKinney, TX), Robert Gabriel Almendarez (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15259936 on 09/08/2016 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that can include a computing device, upon implementing a host test program, can be configured to generate compiled host test instructions based on a non-host test program code that has been prepared in accordance with performance characteristics of a non-host automatic test equipment (ATE) and based on calibration data and/or offset data associated with a host ATE. The system can further include a hardware adapter that can be configured to generate non-host test signals based on host test signals generated by a host ATE and with substantially similar characteristics as test signals generated by the non-host ATE, wherein the host test signals are generated by the host ATE based on the compiled host test instructions.

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


Method for joint antenna-array calibration and direction of arrival estimation for automotive applications
Patent No. 10481242 

Inventor(s): Muhammad Zubair Ikram (Richardson, TX), Murtaza Ali (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15145091 on 05/03/2016 (1295 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention is present an iterative method for joint antenna array calibration and direction of arrival estimation using millimeter-wave (mm-Wave) radar. The calibration compensates for array coupling, phase, and gain errors and does not require any training data. This method is well suited for applications where multiple antenna elements are packaged in a chip and where offline calibration is either expensive or is not possible. This invention is also effective when the array coupling is a function of direction of arriving waves from the object. It is also applicable to any two-dimensional array shape. Real experiment results demonstrate the viability of the algorithm using real data collected from a four-element array.

[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


Configurable analog-to-digital converter and processing for photon counting
Patent No. 10481283 

Inventor(s): Goli Sravana Kumar (Bengaluru, , IN), Nagesh Surendranath (Bengaluru, , IN), Rakul Viswanath (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181386 on 11/06/2018 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photon counting system includes a photon sensor, a charge-sensitive amplifier (CSA) and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The CSA is configured to convert photon energy detected by the photon sensor to voltage pulses. The ADC is configured to digitize the voltage pulses generated by the CSA. The ADC includes successive approximation circuitry. The successive approximation circuitry includes an N-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC), an N-bit successive approximation register (SAR), a plurality of N-bit registers, and a multiplexer configured to selectively route outputs of the SAR and outputs of the N-bit registers to the DAC for conversion to an analog signal.

[G01T] MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION (radiation analysis of materials, mass spectrometry G01N 23/00; tubes for determining the presence, intensity, density or energy of radiation or particles H01J 47/00)


Dense shuttered fiber optic connectors and assemblies suitable for establishing optical connections for optical backplanes in equipment racks
Patent No. 10481335 

Inventor(s): Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications, LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13952014 on 07/26/2013 (2307 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dense shuttered fiber optic connectors and assemblies suitable for establishing optical connections for optical backplanes in equipment racks are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic connector assembly is provided. The fiber optic connector assembly comprises a fiber optic connector. The fiber optic connector assembly also comprises a slideable shutter disposed in the fiber optic connector. The slideable shutter has an opening(s) configured to be aligned with a plurality of lenses disposed in the fiber optic connector in an open position, and configured to block access to the plurality of lenses disposed in the fiber optic connector in a closed position. The fiber optic connector assembly also comprises an actuation member coupled to the slideable shutter configured to move the slideable shutter from the closed position to the open position.

[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]


Rotorcraft control mode transition smoothing
Patent No. 10481615 

Inventor(s): Sung Kyun Kim (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15446911 on 03/01/2017 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a rotorcraft includes transitioning from a first mode to a second mode when a velocity of the rotorcraft exceeds a first velocity threshold. Transitioning between the first and second modes includes fading out a gain of a dynamic controller over a first period of time, and decreasing a value of an integrator of the dynamic controller over a second period of time. In the first mode, the translational speed of the rotorcraft is determined based on a pilot stick signal, and in the second mode, an output of an attitude rate controller is proportional to an amplitude of the pilot stick signal.

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


Systems and methods for frequency mode detection and implementation
Patent No. 10481676 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16205356 on 11/30/2018 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: The systems and methods provided herein acquire a command over multiple clock cycles and fires it. When a chip select signal (CS) transitions, a first portion of a command address is captured in a first clock cycle after the CS transitions. Then, a second portion of the command address is captured in a second clock cycle immediately after the first clock cycle or in a third clock cycle immediately following the second clock cycle. An internal command is fired, using the first portion of the command address and the second portion of the command address.

[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)


Method and apparatus for determining a valid touch event on a touch sensitive device
Patent No. 10481725 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX), Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148216 on 10/01/2018 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for determining a valid touch event on a touch sensitive device. At least two touch events are received from a touch interface. The at least two touch events are combined if a time difference between each of the at least two touch events is less than a time threshold and a proximity between each of the at least two touch events is less than a proximity threshold. A valid touch event is determined if a combined pressure indicator of a combined touch event is greater than a pressure threshold.

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


Method and apparatus for determining a valid sequence of touch events on a touch sensitive device
Patent No. 10481727 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX), Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379626 on 04/09/2019 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for determining a valid sequence of touch events on a touch sensitive device. A first sequence of touch events is received, a proximity between any two touch events of the first sequence of touch events being greater than a proximity threshold. A second sequence of touch events is received. The touch events from the first and the second sequence are combined if a time difference between the first and the second sequence of touch events is below a time threshold and a proximity between the first and the second sequence of touch events is less than the proximity threshold. A valid sequence of touch events is determined if a combined pressure of the first and the second sequence of touch events is greater than a pressure threshold.

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


Selectively throttling host reads for read disturbs in non-volatile memory system
Patent No. 10481830 

Inventor(s): James M. Higgins (Chandler, AZ), Ryan R. Jones (Mesa, AZ)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15422421 on 02/01/2017 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: The various implementations described herein include systems, methods, and/or devices used to selectively throttle host reads in memory devices. The method includes: (1) identifying a storage location in the non-volatile memory system with high read disturbs vulnerable to reliability issues, (2) determining if the identified storage location is being throttled for host reads, (3) in accordance with a determination that the identified storage location does not satisfy the predefined read throttling criteria, initiate execution of a read operation, otherwise, enqueue read commands for deferred execution.

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


Comment data interaction and updating among input data received for a shared application
Patent No. 10481904 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15181711 on 06/14/2016 (1253 days app to issue)

Abstract: Code creation and revision requires optimal error detection and correction and collaboration among programmers. One example method of operation may include receiving and processing a comment associated with a first user profile, identifying a software code context of the comment based on a software code data file, identifying a number of other user profiles associated with the software code context of the comment, and transmitting request messages to the other user profiles to provide feedback regarding the software code context of the comment.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a foveal mechanism in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10481930 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017729 on 06/25/2018 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: a device configured to emulate a foveal mechanism in a correlithm object processing system comprises a memory and one or more processors. The memory stores a correlithm object mapping table that includes multiple source image elements and multiple corresponding target correlithm objects. The processors receive an image having a bitmap format and identify a first focus block of the image that includes multiple sub-blocks. The processors then compute a composite score for the first focus block that indicates a matching level between the first focus block and the source image. The processors then identify a direction to move the first focus block to a second focus block. The processors then compute a second composite score for the second focus block with respect to the source image and compare the second composite score to the first composite score to determine whether the matching level improves.

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


Optimized merge-sorting of data retrieved from parallel storage units
Patent No. 10482084 

Inventor(s): Adrian C. Soncodi (Plano, TX), Balaji Ram (Allen, TX), Scott Sanders (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems Texas, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15238392 on 08/16/2016 (1190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage system includes storage nodes adapted to provide retrieval of time-based data in response to a receipt of a time-based data retrieval request associated with data streams. Each of the data streams includes time-ordered data items having a header. The header includes timestamps representing a time interval associated with the data items. The data storage system further includes applications issuing the time-based data retrieval requests associated with the data streams and session managers coupled to the applications and storage nodes. Shared resources are dynamically allocated between the applications submitting the requests. Data requested by the requests is retrieved from the storage nodes using timestamp based indexes associated with the data streams in a substantially parallel manner. The retrieved data is merge-sorted by time. The sorted data is transmitted to the applications based on a delivery rate controlled by each application.

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


Music recommendation based on biometric and motion sensors on mobile device
Patent No. 10482124 

Inventor(s): Chia-Chin Chong (Palo Alto, CA), Jianyu Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15250354 on 08/29/2016 (1177 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a mobile device for music recommendation to a user of the mobile device, the method comprising acquiring one or more measurements from at least one biometric sensor to obtain biometric information of the user, determining a music based at least in part on the biometric information, and recommending the music to the user for playing.

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


Systems and methods for co-browsing
Patent No. 10482148 

Inventor(s): Byron Romon Walker (Anna, TX), Connor Thomas Marcum (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833600 on 12/06/2017 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosed technology relates to systems and methods for synchronizing the website displayed by two computing devices. Embodiments of the disclosed technology include methods for transmitting the contents of a Document Object Model displayed on a customer device to a customer service device. Embodiments of the disclosed technology further include methods to transmit Shadow DOM elements from a customer device to a customer service device.

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


User-level KQI anomaly detection using markov chain model
Patent No. 10482158 

Inventor(s): Deti Liu (Plano, TX), Jin Yang (Bridgewater, NJ), Kai Yang (Great Neck, NJ), Ruilin Liu (Hillsborough, NJ), Yanjia Sun (Downington, PA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15476584 on 03/31/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for monitoring the performance of a user device in a communication network. The techniques include detecting an anomaly in a performance measurement such as a key quality indicator (KQI) of the user device. The techniques include obtaining historical measurements of the KQI for user devices. The historical measurements are assigned to states to reflect whether the performance is good or bad, or somewhere in between. The states can be defined differently for different hours in the day so that the states represent the relative performance for that time of day. For each user device, a Markov model is provided indicating probabilities of transitions between the states. Additional measurements are obtained of the KQI for a selected user device, and the Markov model of the selected user device is used to detect an anomaly in the additional measurements.

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


Systems and methods for access management
Patent No. 10482268 

Inventor(s): Amanda Juliene Rice (Plano, TX), Jon Austin Osborne (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058741 on 08/08/2018 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for access management using machine learning. An exemplary system may include at least one processor and a storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining user access information from an access directory and generating a network comprising nodes and edges. The nodes may include a first type of nodes representing users and a second type of nodes representing access rights. The edges may include a first type of edges indicating that users have access rights, and a second type of edges indicating degrees of similarity between two users. The operations may also include determining a group of nodes of the first type representing a community of users sharing a degree of commonality higher than a degree of commonality shared by other users outside the community.

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


Techniques for automatic bucket access policy generation
Patent No. 10482269 

Inventor(s): Timothy Elliott (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16446854 on 06/20/2019 (152 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for generating updating, and/or validating one or more aspects of an access policy for a data bucket, such as based on usage data corresponding to the data bucket, for instance. Some embodiments are particularly directed to automatically generating, updating, and/or validating an access policy for a data bucket based on analysis of log data corresponding to the data bucket. In some embodiments, log data comprising access records to a data bucket may be analyzed to determine access requirements for a set of entities. In some such embodiments, the access requirements for the set of entities may then be used to generate an access policy for the data bucket.

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


Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same
Patent No. 10482293 

Inventor(s): Jimmy D. Laferney (Frisco, TX), John P. Volpi (Garland, TX), William C. Montgomery (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): MEDICAL IP HOLDINGS, LP (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16003610 on 06/08/2018 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to an interrogator, method of discerning metal and radio frequency identification (RFID) objects, and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogator includes a metal sensing subsystem configured to provide a first signal having a signature representing a presence of a metal object, and a RFID sensing subsystem configured to provide a second signal having a signature representing a presence of a RFID object. The interrogator also includes a control and processing subsystem configured to discern a presence of at least one of the metal and RFID objects from one of the first and second signals.

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


Product picking system
Patent No. 10482409 

Inventor(s): Gary Giger (Pittsburgh, PA), Jeremiah Miele (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee(s): FedEx Supply Chain Logistics Electronics, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14959579 on 12/04/2015 (1446 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include product picking systems and methods to pick products. In one embodiment, the system includes a work order module configured to receive a work order to obtain at least one product, obtain a virtual stack of the at least one product based on the work order, the virtual stack being a 3D representation of the at least one product, and determine a set of business rules for selecting each product of the at least one product. The system also includes a vision module configured to identify a first product of the at least one product. The system further includes a processor configured to determine whether the first product satisfies business rules for selecting the first product is satisfied, and configured to operate a robotic arm to select the first product and to arrange the first product to form a physical stack corresponding to the virtual stack.

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


Customizable state machine and state aggregation technique for processing collaborative and transactional business objects
Patent No. 10482508 

Inventor(s): Chethan Gorur (Garland, TX), Ramkartik Mulukutla (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15607231 on 05/26/2017 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for aggregating state information associated with a composite business object representing at least one collaboration between business entities. The method includes retrieving the state information for the composite business object from a computer-readable medium and determining a state for the composite business object based on an assigned priority level for a state in a hierarchy of states associated with the composite business object, each state in the hierarchy of states having a corresponding assigned priority level.

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


Methods and systems for providing purchase recommendations based on responses to inquiries on product attributes
Patent No. 10482523 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506114 on 07/09/2019 (133 days app to issue)

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

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


VIN based insurance claim system
Patent No. 10482541 

Inventor(s): Daryoush Joobbani (Tigard, OR), Sergey Gorelov (West Linn, OR), Tanya Elkins (Milwaukie, OR)
Assignee(s): Audatex North America, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15937659 on 03/27/2018 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: An insurance claim system that can display vehicle identification key information and vehicle option, package, engine, transmission, paint, production date information provided from multiple different sources. The system can perform a method that includes displaying at least one insurance claim with at least one vehicle description, a plurality of vehicle options, and a VIN field. A VIN is entered into the VIN field, which is decoded to determine vehicle information and vehicle option information. One or more vehicle options displayed by the client computer are selected with the vehicle option information, and the selected vehicle options are modified with supplemental vehicle options information provided by an OEM source. Modifying the vehicle options with the information provided by the OEM source improves the accuracy of the options information selected on the insurance claim page. Maintaining the additional options provided by the VIN decode allows an operator to select/de-select options added or removed after manufacture of the vehicle.

[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]


User management of subscriptions to multiple social network platforms
Patent No. 10482545 

Inventor(s): Katherine Elizabeth Anderson (Dallas, TX), Michael Wayne Gilley (Dallas, TX), Patrick Joel Hurley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14588894 on 01/02/2015 (1782 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computerized systems are presented for user-management of social networking feeds, programs, and platforms. The methods, apparatus, systems, and programs allow a consumer, or end-user, to manage their computerized Social Network Subscriptions on their selected social networking platforms.

[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]


Geographic information management systems and methods
Patent No. 10482553 

Inventor(s): Adrian Macias (Fort Worth, TX), Arthur Medina (Houston, TX), Bryan Cortney (Forth Worth, TX), Jesse Hejny (Forth Worth, TX), Nathan McIntyre (Akron, OH), Ryan Barnhart (Forth Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): PLM, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14941363 on 11/13/2015 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method for managing geographic information includes receiving, at a service portal, executed lease data for mineral rights leases on associated first land parcels, generating first map data according to the executed lease data, and sending the first map data through a network interface to a client application for display to a first user at a first remote terminal. The method further includes receiving, from the first remote terminal, data for a proposed division order boundary, determining one or more of the first land parcels having boundaries that at least partly overlap the proposed division order boundary, generating division order data related to portions of the one or more first land parcels, and sending the division order data to the first remote terminal for display to the user.

[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]


Placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape
Patent No. 10482623 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16128201 on 09/11/2018 (434 days app to issue)

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

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


System and method for augmented reality map
Patent No. 10482645 

Inventor(s): Trusit Sandipbhai Shah (Richardson, TX), Xueqi Wang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15893155 on 02/09/2018 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of augmented reality mapping are disclosed. Tags associated with collections of interest, areas of interest, and/or points of interest may be superimposed over a video feed of a user device. In response to movement of the user device a single tag associated with a collection of interest may replace a plurality of tags associated with a plurality of points of interest within the collection of interest.

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


Selective presentation of coasting coach indicator for consecutive learned deceleration areas in close proximity
Patent No. 10482787 

Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Shannon Alicia Wrobel (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15464509 on 03/21/2017 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle can be configured to provide coasting coach support when approaching a learned deceleration area, advising on how to more efficiently operate the vehicle as it approaches the learned deceleration area. An indicator can be presented within the vehicle to inform the driver that coasting coach support is provided for the learned deceleration area. However, in certain situations, it may not be possible for a vehicle to provide coasting coach support for a learned deceleration area, such as may occur when the vehicle encounters two consecutive learned deceleration areas located in close proximity to each other. There may not be sufficient time to provide coasting coach support for the second of the two consecutive learned deceleration areas. In such instances, the vehicle can be configured to present the coasting coach indicator for the first deceleration area and to disable the coasting coach indicator for the second deceleration area.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


Removable and reusable protective envelope to display document
Patent No. 10482797 

Inventor(s): Britt Hawrylak (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Hawrylak (Fort Worth, TX), Ray M. Hawrylak (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ACCELERATED PRODUCTIONS, INC. (Smithfield, VA)
Law Firm: Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC (Local + 121 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16131932 on 09/14/2018 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for displaying a document comprises a front transparent planar sheet and a rear planar sheet, each sheet having three edges that are coterminous with and permanently affixed to a corresponding edge of the other sheet, thereby forming an envelope having three sealed edges and an open end; an adhesive strip affixed to either the front sheet or the rear sheet and positioned across the open end between the front and rear sheets to selectively seal the open end; and a protective strip removably affixed to the adhesive strip to prevent the open end from sealing when the protective strip is in place on the adhesive strip and to enable the open end to be sealed when the protective strip is removed from the adhesive strip. When the protective strip is removed from the adhesive strip and the open end is sealed, the device is waterproof.

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


Start and stop methods for a vehicle smart mirror
Patent No. 10482801 

Inventor(s): Daniel Jun-Hyun Kim (Roanoke, TX), Joseph Thomas Mader (Southlake, TX), Neal Jonathon Lowell (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Solera Holdings, Inc. (Westlake, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927837 on 03/21/2018 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a vehicle mirror includes an on-board diagnostics (OBD) transceiver and one or more processors. The processors access OBD data received by the OBD transceiver from an OBD port of a vehicle. The processors further monitor the OBD data to determine whether communications with the OBD port have been lost, determine an OBD speed of the vehicle, and determine an RPM of an engine of the vehicle. The processors further determine a GPS speed of the vehicle from a GPS transceiver. When communications with the OBD port are lost, the processors transition the vehicle mirror to a sleep power state. When communications with the OBD port have not been lost, the processors transition the vehicle mirror to the sleep power state when the OBD speed is determined to be zero for at least a first predetermined amount of time and the RPM of the engine is determined to be less than a threshold RPM amount.

[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]


Voltage reference computations for memory decision feedback equalizers
Patent No. 10482932 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16204716 on 11/29/2018 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a combinational circuit configured to create a one or more distortion correction factors used offset inter-symbol interference from a data stream on a distorted bit. The device also includes a selection circuit coupled to the combinational circuit. The selection circuit includes a feedback pin configured to receive a control signal and an output, wherein the selection circuit is configured to select a first distortion correction factor of the one or more distortion correction factors based upon the control signal and transmit the first distortion correction factor from the output.

[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)


Signal training for prevention of metastability due to clocking indeterminacy
Patent No. 10482936 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423852 on 05/28/2019 (175 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems that may employ adjustments to the latencies in the input circuitry to reduce the latency during initialization period and to prevent undesired effects from metastability are provided. Disclosed systems may employ adjustable delays during a signal training process to cause adjustments in the timing of the host that will reduce latencies during write cycles. Certain systems may further reduce latencies by employing input logic circuitry that produces a valid, consistent signal from the bidirectional connection, such as a gate, and preventing metastability in input circuitry altogether. Such circuitry allows bypassing of initialization periods to stabilize the input, and allows further reduction of the initialization.

[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)


Management of strobe/clock phase tolerances during extended write preambles
Patent No. 10482946 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448841 on 06/21/2019 (151 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices coupled to host devices may receive clocking signals and data strobe signals during write operations, which may present a skew. Memory specifications may include Write Preambles, preambles in the data signal provided at the beginning of write operations. Memory devices that decode particular features in the preamble, and that may relax the skew tolerances are provided. The memory devices may include configurable decoders that may be adjusted based on the features in the preamble or the preamble type. For example, memory devices may employ a rising edge, a falling edge, a low level, or a high level based on the specific type of preamble. Skew tolerances between the clock and the data strobe signals may be further improved by employing early write command launch points, using a training mechanism.

[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)


Preventing refresh of voltages of dummy memory cells to reduce threshold voltage downshift for select gate transistors
Patent No. 10482981 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15900093 on 02/20/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for reducing charge loss in a select gate transistor in a memory device. In one aspect, a refresh operation is performed repeatedly to couple up data word line voltages but not dummy word line voltages. The refresh operation can involve applying a voltage pulse to the data word lines of a block when the block is not being used for a storage operation such as a program, read or erase operation. When the voltage pulse is applied to the data word lines, the dummy word lines can be set to a low level such as 0 V. This low level prevents or limits coupling up of the dummy memory cells to avoid creating an electric field which can cause holes to move from the dummy memory cells to adjacent select gate transistors.

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


Ramp down sensing between program voltage and verify voltage in memory device
Patent No. 10482984 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15952752 on 04/13/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for optimizing a program operation in a memory device. A storage location stores programing data for each word line, such as a program voltage for a set of memory cells. The set of memory cells may be periodically evaluated to determine updated programming setting(s). In one approach, the evaluation involves repeatedly sensing the set of memory cells between a program pulse and a verify signal in a program loop. The word line voltage can be stepped down to an intermediate voltage, then ramped down at a controlled rate while repeatedly sensing the memory cells, such as to detect an upper or lower tail of a threshold voltage distribution. The position of the tail can indicate a degree of over programming and this information can be used to adjust the programming setting(s) in a subsequent program operation.

[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)


Dynamic erase loop dependent bias voltage
Patent No. 10482985 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Xiang Yang (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017996 on 06/25/2018 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products for a dynamic bias voltage are presented. A monitor circuit is configured to determine whether an erase loop count of an erase operation for data word lines of an erase block satisfies a threshold. A bias circuit is configured to adjust a voltage applied to one or more dummy word lines of an erase block in response to an erase loop count for data word lines satisfying a threshold. An erase circuit is configured to perform one or more subsequent erase loops of an erase operation for data word lines with an adjusted voltage applied to one or more dummy word lines.

[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)


Dynamic termination edge control
Patent No. 10483970 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, 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: 16200450 on 11/26/2018 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods include receiving a command at a command interface to assert on-die termination (ODT) during an operation. An indication of a shift mode register value is received via an input. The shift mode register value corresponds to a number of shifts of a rising edge of the command in a backward direction. A delay pipeline delays the received command the number of shifts in the backward direction to generate a shifted rising edge command signal. Combination circuitry is configured to combine a falling edge command signal with the shifted rising edge command signal to form a transformed command.

[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)


System and method for sharing unsupported document types between communication devices
Patent No. 10484475 

Inventor(s): Satish Gundabathula (Irving, TX), Sivakumar Chaturvedi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): DAMAKA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154884 on 10/09/2018 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved system and method are disclosed for sharing a document between two communication devices that do not have an application that can display the document. In one example, the document is sent by the communication device that is sharing the document to a document server for processing into pages of one or more different document types, and both communication devices retrieve the stored pages as needed for display. The sharing communication device updates the other communication device when a new page is to be retrieved from the document server.

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


Dynamically managing data sharing
Patent No. 10484480 

Inventor(s): Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15418521 on 01/27/2017 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving, at a server device, characteristics of a plurality of historical events from a plurality of client devices, receiving, at the server device, historical data sharing behavior associated with the plurality of historical events from the plurality of client devices, saving, by the server device, the characteristics of the plurality of historical events in association with the historical data sharing behavior, and automatically implementing, by the server device, one or more data sharing actions in response to an initialization of an event, utilizing the characteristics of the plurality of historical events and the historical data sharing behavior.

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


 

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System and method for location based exchanges of data facilitiating distributed locational applications
Patent No. 10477994 

Inventor(s): William J. Johnson (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Yudell Isidore PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16375836 on 04/04/2019 (229 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mobile data processing Systems (MSs) interact with systems in their vicinity, and with each other, in communications and interoperability. Information transmitted inbound to, transmitted outbound from, is in process at, or is application modified at a mobile data processing system triggers processing of actions in accordance with user configurations, for example to present content to a user.

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


Resistor calibration
Patent No. 10483023 

Inventor(s): Nadi Itani (Arvada, CO)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16016117 on 06/22/2018 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical circuit includes a configurable resistor and a reference resistor with a current source circuit coupled to provide a current to the configurable resistor and the reference resistor. An Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) is configured to convert voltages from the configurable resistor and the reference resistor to digital values. A calculation circuit is configured to calculate an adjustment for the configurable resistor from a digital reference value obtained from a reference resistor voltage and two or more digital values obtained from two or more voltages corresponding to two or more configurations of the configurable resistor. A sequencer adjusts the configurable resistor based on the adjustment calculated by the calculation circuit.

[H01C] RESISTORS


Integrated circuit having chemically modified spacer surface
Patent No. 10483261 

Inventor(s): Amitabh Jain (Allen, TX), Brian K. Kirkpatrick (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15447795 on 03/02/2017 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrated circuit includes depositing a first dielectric material onto a semiconductor surface of a substrate having a gate stack thereon including a gate electrode on a gate dielectric. The first dielectric material is etched to form sidewall spacers on sidewalls of the gate stack. A top surface of the first dielectric material is chemically converted to a second dielectric material by adding at least one element to provide surface converted sidewall spacers. The second dielectric material is chemically bonded across a transition region to the first dielectric material.

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


Semiconductor device and method for fabricating semiconductor device
Patent No. 10483381 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024562 on 06/29/2018 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method for fabricating a semiconductor device are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a tunnel field-effect transistor and a planar device. The tunnel field-effect transistor includes a first substrate and a first electrical element, and the first electrical element is formed on one side of the first substrate; the planar device includes a second substrate and a second electrical element, the second substrate and the first substrate are an integrated structure and form a main substrate, the second electrical element is formed on one side of the second substrate, and the second electrical element and the first electrical element are disposed on a same side of the main substrate; and the planar device includes any one of a metal oxide semiconductor transistor, a capacitor, and a resistor.

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


Method to induce strain in 3-D microfabricated structures
Patent No. 10483393 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Albany, NY)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15798976 on 10/31/2017 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and structures for forming strained-channel finFETs are described. Fin structures for finFETs may be formed in two epitaxial layers that are grown over a bulk substrate. A first thin epitaxial layer may be cut and used to impart strain to an adjacent channel region of the finFET via elastic relaxation. The structures exhibit a preferred design range for increasing induced strain and uniformity of the strain over the fin height.

[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]


Dielectric waveguide having a core and cladding formed in a flexible multi-layer substrate
Patent No. 10483609 

Inventor(s): Gerd Schuppener (Allen, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Robert Floyd Payne (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15614969 on 06/06/2017 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital system has a dielectric core waveguide that is formed within a multilayer substrate. The dielectric waveguide has a longitudinal dielectric core member formed in the core layer having two adjacent longitudinal sides each separated from the core layer by a corresponding slot portion formed in the core layer The dielectric core member has the first dielectric constant value. A cladding surrounds the dielectric core member formed by a top layer and the bottom layer infilling the slot portions of the core layer. The cladding has a dielectric constant value that is lower than the first dielectric constant value.

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


Wrap around antenna
Patent No. 10483627 

Inventor(s): Charles J. Buondelmonte (Sachse, TX), Edward Bradley (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14982280 on 12/29/2015 (1421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure may be directed to a wrap-around antenna capable of being wrapped around a support structure to provide antenna patterns for a communication system. Such an assembly may be aesthetically pleasing and, because the antenna assembly allows for radiation away from the support structure, scattering effects due to interference from the support structure may be eliminated.

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


Antenna and attachment method for rechargeable implantable medical device
Patent No. 10483628 

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Crawford (Carrollton, TX), James T. Dean (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Pacesetter, Inc. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15345187 on 11/07/2016 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for an implantable medical device (IMD) comprising a device housing having electronic components therein, a feedthrough assembly joined to the device housing, an antenna assembly, and a header body mounted to the device housing and enclosing the antenna assembly and feedthrough assembly. The antenna assembly including an inner conductor, a dielectric material, and an outer conductor arranged to form a coaxial structure.

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


Lensed antennas for use in cellular and other communications systems
Patent No. 10483650 

Inventor(s): Igor Timofeev (Dallas, TX), Kevin Eldon Linehan (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16554664 on 08/29/2019 (82 days app to issue)

Abstract: Phased array antennas include a plurality of radiating elements and a plurality of RF lenses that are generally aligned along a first vertical axis. Each radiating element is associated with a respective one of the RF lenses, and each radiating element is tilted with respect to the first vertical axis.

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


Retractable cable and cable rewind spool configuration
Patent No. 10483699 

Inventor(s): Douglas N. Laube (Farmersville, TX), Michael Woodford Freitas (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): HARMAN PROFESSIONAL, INC (Northridge, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620297 on 06/12/2017 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spool apparatus is described to include in one particular example a cable spool with a first cylindrical lip and a second cylindrical lip on an opposite side of the cable spool. A center of the spool includes a clutch bearing in the center of both the first cylindrical lip and the second cylindrical lip that provides a rotational axis for the cable spool to rotate around. The apparatus may also include a feed slot near the first cylindrical lip that provides a passage for cable to pass from the second cylindrical lip to the first cylindrical lip.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


Peak voltage detection in a differentially driven wireless resonant transmitter
Patent No. 10483802 

Inventor(s): Jingwei Xu (Plano, TX), Lindsay Langford (Austin, TX), Vijayalakshmi Devarajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15458195 on 03/14/2017 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless resonant power transmitter includes a first half-bridge and a second half-bridge adapted to be class D driven that are coupled to drive a series resonant circuit including a primary inductor (L) having a high side terminal and a low side terminal, and primary capacitor (C). A peak voltage sensor that includes a summing block is coupled across the high side terminal and the low side terminal of the primary L, and a peak-to-peak voltage detector is coupled to an output of the summing block to generate a DC voltage signal that is proportional to a peak-to-peak voltage across the primary C.

[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)


System and method for starting up a high density isolated DC-to-DC power converter
Patent No. 10483858 

Inventor(s): Abhiman Ananthakrishna Hande (Plano, TX), Jouni Timo Uusitalo (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB SCHWEIZ AG (Baden, , CH)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16260043 on 01/28/2019 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A DC-to-DC power converter includes a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, and a primary circuit electrically coupled to the primary side of the transformer. The primary circuit includes a primary microcontroller configured to generate a first energizing signal that energizes a portion of the primary circuit. The DC-to-DC power converter also includes a secondary circuit electrically coupled to the secondary side of the transformer. The secondary circuit includes a secondary microcontroller communicatively coupled to the primary microcontroller, wherein the secondary microcontroller is configured to provide an instruction to the primary microcontroller that causes the primary microcontroller to relinquish control of the primary circuit to the secondary microcontroller, and wherein the secondary microcontroller is further configured to provide a second energizing signal to the portion of the primary 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]


Methods and apparatus for generating a high swing in an oscillator
Patent No. 10483909 

Inventor(s): Kumar Anurag Shrivastava (Bangalore, , IN), Madhulatha Bonu (Bangalore, , IN), Subhashish Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15173044 on 06/03/2016 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to generate an oscillating output signal having a voltage swing greater than a voltage swing across nodes of active devices. An example oscillator includes a tank to generate an oscillating output signal in response receiving an edge of an enable signal; a feedback generator including a first gain stage forming a first feedback loop with the tank, the first feedback loop providing a first charge to maintain the oscillating output signal and a second gain stage forming a second feedback loop with the tank, the second feedback loop providing a second charge to maintain the oscillating output signal, the first and second charges combining with the oscillating output signal to generate a high voltage swing; and an attenuator connected between the tank and the feedback generator to isolate the tank from active components of the feedback generator.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Power amplifier for millimeter wave devices
Patent No. 10483917 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), See Taur Lee (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Williams Morgan, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428842 on 05/31/2019 (172 days app to issue)

Abstract: We disclose apparatus which may provide power amplification in millimeter-wave devices with reduced size and reduced power consumption, and methods of using such apparatus. One such apparatus comprises an input transformer; a first differential pair of injection transistors comprising a first transistor and a second transistor; a first back gate voltage source configured to provide a first back gate voltage to the first transistor; a second back gate voltage source configured to provide a second back gate voltage to the second transistor; a second differential pair of oscillator core transistors comprising a third transistor and a fourth transistor, wherein the third transistor and the fourth transistor are cross-coupled; a third back gate voltage source configured to provide a third back gate voltage to the third transistor; a fourth back gate voltage source configured to provide a fourth back gate voltage to the fourth transistor; and an output transformer.

[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)


Ripple reduction filter for chopped amplifiers
Patent No. 10483920 

Inventor(s): Biraja Prasad Dash (Tucson, AZ), Dimitar Trifonov Trifonov (Vail, AZ), Tony Ray Larson (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15982666 on 05/17/2018 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate to a chopped amplifier system where a ripple reduction filter placed outside of a main signal path is disclosed. The chopped amplifier system includes a chopped amplifier having an input terminal and an output terminal, where the input terminal receives an input signal and the output terminal provides an output signal including a ripple that is based on an offset voltage of the chopped amplifier. The ripple reduction filter is placed in a feedback loop path that receives a portion of the chopped amplifier”s output signal and provides a feedback signal to the chopped amplifier that reduces the ripple at the output of the chopped amplifier. The ripple reduction filter includes a digital controller and other circuits that can handle large disturbances such as large signal slew rate events and large common-mode steps without reducing the effectiveness of the ripple reduction filter in reducing the ripple.

[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)


Amplifier error current based on multiple integrators
Patent No. 10483927 

Inventor(s): Aditya Sundar (Mumbai, , IN), Jasjot Singh Chadha (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856050 on 12/27/2017 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, an amplifier comprises a first integrator to receive a differential input signal, a second integrator coupled to the first integrator, a third integrator coupled to the second integrator, and a comparator to receive outputs of the second and third integrators, to compare each of the outputs to a reference signal that is below a power supply rail voltage supplied to the amplifier, and to produce an error current based on the comparison. The amplifier also comprises a feedback connection between the comparator and inputs to the second integrator. The feedback connection injects the inputs to the second integrator with a current that is determined at least in part by the error current.

[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)


Switched capacitor based digital step attenuator
Patent No. 10483945 

Inventor(s): Rajendrakumar Joish (Bangalore, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15852237 on 12/22/2017 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides an RF receiver. The RF receiver includes an input driver. The input driver receives a coarse signal, and generates an input signal. A digital step attenuator (DSA) is coupled to the input driver and receives the input signal. An analog to digital converter (ADC) is coupled to the DSA. The DSA includes a serial capacitor coupled to the input driver. The DSA also includes a sampling capacitor coupled to the ADC.

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


Ring oscillator-based timer
Patent No. 10483953 

Inventor(s): George Reitsma (Redwood City, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15891032 on 02/07/2018 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a ring oscillator and a state capture register to receive a multi-bit state of the ring oscillator captured upon occurrence of an edge of input periodic signal. The circuit also includes an edge-phase detector to assert an edge detect high signal in response to a first reference clock derived from the ring oscillator being high upon occurrence of the edge of the input periodic signal and to assert an edge detect low signal in response to the first reference clock derived from the ring oscillator being low upon occurrence of the edge of the input periodic signal. A first register receives data from the state capture register upon occurrence of one of a rising or falling edge of a second clock derived from the ring oscillator.

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


Variable stream pulse width modulation
Patent No. 10483959 

Inventor(s): Albrecht Lutz Naumann (Geldern, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057420 on 08/07/2018 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example device includes splitter logic to split an input sample having a predetermined number of bits into a first segment of most significant bits and a second segment of least significant bits. Pulse logic generates a pattern of pulses that correlate to the values of the most significant bits. Edge mover logic determines edge adjustment data based on the values of the least significant bits, the edge adjustment data representing an adjustment to at least one edge in the pattern of pulses. Combiner logic generates an enhanced pulse stream by adjusting at least one edge in the pattern of pulses based on the edge adjustment data.

[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]


Circuits to interpret pin inputs
Patent No. 10483976 

Inventor(s): Jikai Chen (Allen, TX), Yanli Fan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15989135 on 05/24/2018 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: In examples, an apparatus comprises a pin, an input buffer coupled to the pin at an output of the input buffer, a voltage divider circuit coupled to the input buffer at an input of the input buffer, a first current mirror coupled to the input buffer, and a second current mirror coupled to the input buffer. The apparatus also comprises a first output buffer coupled between the input buffer and the first current mirror, and a second output buffer coupled between the input buffer and the second current mirror.

[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]


Level shifter
Patent No. 10483977 

Inventor(s): Adam Lee Shook (Carrollton, TX), Jeffrey Wallace Berwick (Sunnyvale, CA), Mohit Chawla (Bengaluru, , IN), Munaf Hussain Shaik (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275401 on 02/14/2019 (278 days app to issue)

Abstract: A level shifter circuit includes a high voltage latch circuit, a low voltage latch circuit, a high state pulse generator, and a low state pulse generator. The high voltage latch circuit includes a non-inverting output terminal, an inverting output terminal, a high state trigger input terminal, and a low state trigger input terminal. The low voltage latch circuit includes a high state trigger input terminal and a low state trigger input terminal. The high state trigger input terminal is coupled to the inverting output terminal of the high voltage latch circuit. The low state trigger input terminal is coupled to the non-inverting output terminal of the high voltage latch circuit. The high state pulse generator is coupled to the high state trigger input terminal of the high voltage latch circuit. The low state pulse generator is coupled to the low state trigger input terminal of the high voltage latch circuit.

[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]


Residue amplifier
Patent No. 10483993 

Inventor(s): Raghu Nandan Srinivasa (Bengaluru, , IN), Sabu Paul (Bengaluru, , IN), Srinivas Bangalore Seshadri (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234648 on 12/28/2018 (326 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pipelined analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a residue amplifier used in the ADC. An ADC includes a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (CDAC), a residue amplifier, and a switched capacitor circuit. The residue amplifier is coupled to the CDAC. The residue amplifier includes a first complementary transistor pair and a first tail current circuit. The first complementary transistor pair is coupled to a first output of the CDAC, and includes a high-side transistor and a low-side transistor. The first tail current circuit is coupled to the high side transistor. The switched capacitor circuit is coupled to inputs of the CDAC and to the first tail current circuit. The switched capacitor circuit is configured to generate a voltage to bias the first tail current circuit with compensation for common mode voltage at the inputs of the CDAC.

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


Kickback compensation for a capacitively driven comparator
Patent No. 10483994 

Inventor(s): Anukruti Chakraborty (Bengaluru, , IN), Minkle Eldho Paul (Bengaluru, , IN), Yujendra Mitikiri (Hyderabad, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902092 on 02/22/2018 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes a comparator, a voltage reference circuit, a first capacitive digital-to-analog converter (CDAC), and a second CDAC. The first CDAC includes a plurality of capacitors. Each of the capacitors of the first CDAC includes a top plate coupled to a first input of the comparator, and a bottom plate switchably coupled to an output of the voltage reference circuit. The second CDAC includes a plurality of capacitors. Each of the capacitors of the second CDAC includes a top plate coupled to a second input of the comparator, and a bottom plate switchably coupled to a ground reference.

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


Circuit for frequency to time domain conversion
Patent No. 10483997 

Inventor(s): Aravind Ganesan (Bengaluru, , IN), Bragadeesh Suresh Babu (Chennai, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bengaluru, , IN), Sashidharan Venkatraman (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281862 on 02/21/2019 (271 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for frequency domain to time domain conversion includes receiving a set of frequency-domain samples. Based on the set of frequency-domain samples, a first sample subset comprising a predetermined fraction of the number of samples of the set of frequency-domain samples and a second sample subset comprising the predetermined fraction of the number of samples of the set of frequency-domain samples are generated. A linear phase rotation is applied to the first sample subset and the second sample subset to produce a phase rotated first sample subset and a phase rotated second sample subset. The phase rotated first sample set is post-processed to generate a first set of time-domain samples. The phase rotated second sample set is post-processed to generate a second set of time-domain samples. The first set of time-domain samples and the second set of time-domain samples are reordered to produce an output set of time-domain samples.

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


Multi-bit successive-approximation register analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10484001 

Inventor(s): Anand Jerry George (Calicut, , IN), Rishi Soundararajan (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221464 on 12/15/2018 (339 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for digitizing a sampled input value includes a digital-to-analog converter for generating an output signal as a function of (1) the sampled input value, (2) a reference value, and (3) digital codes, and a multi-bit analog-to-digital converter for determining the digital codes in first, intermediate, and subsequent cycles. Dither is dynamically added to the digital-to-analog converter in the intermediate cycle. The dither is corrected for in the subsequent cycle.

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


Wireless system and methods for coexistence under concurrent use of sub-7 GHz and millimeter wave spectrum
Patent No. 10484023 

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX), Rakesh Taori (McKinney, TX), Robert Clark Daniels (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147193 on 09/28/2018 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods enable wireless devices to measure interference and allow coexistence by preventing transmission on bands that are currently in use by other devices.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Bidirectional data link
Patent No. 10484042 

Inventor(s): Abishek Manian (Santa Clara, CA), Amit Rane (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118621 on 08/31/2018 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bidirectional data link includes a forward channel transmitter circuit and a forward channel receiver circuit. The forward channel transmitter circuit includes a forward channel driver circuit, and a back channel receiver circuit. The back channel receiver circuit is coupled to the forward channel driver circuit. The back channel receiver circuit includes a summation circuit and an active filter circuit. The summation circuit is coupled to the forward channel driver circuit. The active filter circuit is coupled to the summation circuit. The forward channel receiver circuit includes a forward channel receiver, and a back channel driver circuit. The back channel driver circuit is coupled to the forward channel receiver.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-beam codebooks with further optimized overhead
Patent No. 10484059 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15759400 on 08/11/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, wireless device and network node for determining an indication of a precoder are provided. According to one aspect, a method in a wireless device includes determining and the indication of the precoder from a codebook, the indication comprising a first beam phase parameter and a second beam phase parameter corresponding to a first beam and a second beam respectively. The first beam phase parameter takes on one of a first integer number of phase values and the second beam phase parameter takes on one of a second integer number of phase values. At least one of the following conditions apply: the second integer number of phase values is less than the first number of phase values, and the second frequency-granularity is greater than the first frequency-granularity. The method includes transmitting the determined indication of a precoder to the network node. According to another aspect, the second beam has less power than the first beam and the second integer number of phase values is less than the first integer number of phase values.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for downlink and uplink CSI acquisition
Patent No. 10484064 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690055 on 08/29/2017 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for CSI reporting mechanisms are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver configured to receive configuration information for channel state information (CSI) calculation and reporting. The configuration information includes settings comprising at least one CSI reporting setting, at least one reference signal (RS) setting, and a measurement setting. The UE also includes a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The processor is configured to decode the configuration information and calculate CSI according to the settings, The transceiver is further configured to transmit the calculated CSI on an uplink (UL) channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS)
Patent No. 10484070 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16415889 on 05/17/2019 (186 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for CSI reporting mechanisms are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive information indicating a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resource configuration, uplink-related downlink control information (DCI), and a CSI-RS associated with a selected CSI-RS resource in a same subframe as the uplink-related DCI. The processor configured to determine, in response to a CSI request included in the uplink-related DCI, an aperiodic CSI in reference to the CSI-RS. The transceiver is further configured to report the aperiodic CSI by transmitting the aperiodic CSI on an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Channel bonding in passive optical networks
Patent No. 10484098 

Inventor(s): Duane Remein (Raleigh, NC), Frank Effenberger (Frisco, TX), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259555 on 01/28/2019 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented at a transmitter in a passive optical network (PON), the method comprising the transmitter fragmenting a data packet into multiple frames, with each frame of the multiple frames including a data packet preamble, with the data packet preamble including an indicator associated with at least one lane to be used to transmit the data packet and a logical link identifier (LLID), the indicator identifying a first lane selected from a plurality of lanes, identifying at least one frame transmitted over the first lane, and identifying the lane order of the plurality of lanes, and the transmitter transmitting the multiple frames over the plurality of lanes.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method for over-the-air measurement signal generation
Patent No. 10484104 

Inventor(s): John Douglas Reed (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Spirent Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haynes Beffel Wolfeld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13971622 on 08/20/2013 (2282 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided for generating and transmitting a test signal for an over-the-air test of a device-under-test that is in simulated motion. The method includes dithering Doppler shifts of a carrier frequency of the test signal on sub-path components of the test signal to produce slightly different frequencies per sub-path component, wherein the sub-path components are at a first and second polarization orientations. Dithering Doppler shifts can include dithering a first sub-path component at the first polarization orientation while keeping this sub-path component at the second polarization orientation at the original Doppler shift of the carrier frequency of the test signal, or keeping a first sub-path component at the first polarization orientation at the carrier frequency of the test signal while dithering this sub-path component at the second polarization orientation. Dithering Doppler shifts can include dithering sub-path components at the first and the second polarization orientation.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Transmitter image calibration using phase shift estimation
Patent No. 10484108 

Inventor(s): Wael Al-Qaq (Oak Ridge, NC)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16007241 on 06/13/2018 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are presented to improve the accuracy of and reduce the time required for calibration of an in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) transmission circuit. A measurement receiver measures the I/Q mismatch, where an RF phase shift is introduced to help distinguish between the transmitter and measurement receiver I/Q mismatches. Rather than assuming an amount of introduced phase shift, a measurement is used to estimate the phase shift. This phase estimate is then used to determine and correct the I/Q mismatch in the transmitter and measurement receiver. An iterative process can be used to improve the I/Q correction factors. Using simple signal processing to measure the phase shift during calibration and using it to carry out the image calibration calculations, the phase shifter requirements can be significantly relaxed, resulting in faster design time and reduced design area/cost. This approach results in reduced calibration time, thus contributing to reduced factory production time and enabling faster live mode image calibration.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Open real-time ethernet protocol
Patent No. 10484119 

Inventor(s): Thomas Anton Leyrer (Geisenhausen, , DE), Thomas Mauer (Gammelsdorf, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15712888 on 09/22/2017 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A real-time Ethernet (RTE) protocol includes start-up frames originated by a master device for network initialization including a preamble, destination address (DA), source address (SA), a type field, and a status field including state information that indicates a current protocol state that the Ethernet network is in for the slave devices to translate for dynamically switching to one of a plurality of provided frame forwarding modes. The start-up frames include device Discovery frames at power up, Parameterization frames that distribute network parameters, and Time Synchronization frames including the master”s time and unique assigned communication time slots for each slave device. After the initialization at least one data exchange frame is transmitted exclusive of SA and DA including a preamble that comprises a header that differentiates between master and slave, a type field, a status field excluding the current protocol state, and a data payload.

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


CSI report for MTC operation
Patent No. 10484126 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15317336 on 11/04/2016 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of reporting a channel quality indicator (CQI) comprises receiving, in a wireless network comprising a carrier bandwidth of a first number of physical resource blocks (PRBs), a physical channel comprising a first PRB set with a bandwidth of a second number of PRBs. The second number of PRBs is less than the first number of PRBs. The method further comprises determining a CQI that indicates a modulation and code rate of the physical channel that may be used to transmit the physical channel with a transport block error probability not exceeding 0.1 when the physical channel is transmitted in the second number of PRBs of the first PRB set in a subframe and at least part of the transport block is transmitted in the subframe. The method further comprises transmitting a report to a network node. The report comprises the determined CQI.

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


Transmission of control channel and data channels for coverage enhancements
Patent No. 10484141 

Inventor(s): Ying Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606886 on 05/26/2017 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a base station to transmit and for a User Equipment (UE) to receive repetitions of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH). Time and frequency resources for EPDCCH repetitions are defined together with restrictions in time resources to provide UE power savings. Time and frequency resources are also defined for repetitions of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmission and for repetitions of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission. Methods and apparatus are also provided for the UE to transmit and for the base station to receive acknowledgement information in repetitions of a physical uplink shared channel (PUCCH).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for NR-DMRS sequence design
Patent No. 10484153 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913670 on 03/06/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for controlling reference signal in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of a physical broadcasting channel (PBCH) over a downlink channel and determining resources to be used for the DMRS of the PBCH. A pseudo-noise (PN) sequence that is mapped to the resources to be used for the DMRS of the PBCH is generated by a base station (BS). The PN sequence is generated based on an initial condition including a physical cell identification (ID) and timing information comprising at least one of an index of synchronization signal block (SSB) or an index of a half frame within a frame based on a carrier frequency range. The index of SSB comprises at least one of a partial or whole index of SSB.

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


Method and apparatus for generation of a time-based one-time password for session encryption of sensor data gathered in low-performance and IOT environments
Patent No. 10484177 

Inventor(s): Minhaj Ahmed (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, LP (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Prol Intellectual Property Law PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15646036 on 07/10/2017 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for a time-based one-time password security system operating at a provisioning server may comprise transmitting one or more first locally generated random-string numbers for generation of a first time-based one-time password to a remotely connected internet of things sensor and a remotely connected internet of things sensor hub. The system may also comprise executing code instructions to associate the internet of things sensor with a first client key in a table stored in a memory operatively connected to the processor, associate the internet of things sensor hub with a second client key in the table, and associate the internet of things sensor and internet of things sensor hub with the one or more first locally generated random-string numbers in the table. Further the first remotely generated random-string numbers may identify a first preset function for generation of a first session key used in encrypting and decrypting sensor data records.

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


Peak-to-average power reduction using guard tone filtering
Patent No. 10484224 

Inventor(s): Indu Prathapan (Bangalore, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Pankaj Gupta (Dausa, , IN), Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15942614 on 04/02/2018 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a circuit. The circuit includes an IFFT (inverse fast fourier transform) block. The IFFT block generates a modulated signal in response to a data signal. A clip logic block is coupled to the IFFT block, and generates a clipped signal in response to the modulated signal. A first subtractor is coupled to the clip logic block and the IFFT block, and subtracts the modulated signal from the clipped signal to generate an error signal. A cyclic filter is coupled to the first subtractor, and filters the error signal to generate a filtered error signal. A second subtractor is coupled to the cyclic filter and the IFFT block. The second subtractor subtracts the filtered error signal from the modulated signal to generate a processed signal.

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


Data universal forwarding plane for information exchange
Patent No. 10484271 

Inventor(s): Cedric Westphal (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15471953 on 03/28/2017 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: Interest packets are provided that include a dual control plane and forwarding plane function that avoids the asymmetry associated with traditional information centric networking. Interest packets are used to update the control plane for routing purposes, as well as to request data from the content caches and providers. Instead of identifying a return path, the interest packets include an identifier of other content advertised by the client device issuing the interest packet. An advertised content identifier is stored in a data structure with an identification of the corresponding client device. Data packets include the advertised content identifier of the corresponding interest packet, in addition to the name of the requested content. When a data packet is received for requested content, the advertised content identifier is used to determine where to route the data packet.

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


Interconnecting multiple separate openflow domains
Patent No. 10484282 

Inventor(s): Venkata Siva N. Amulothu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole Calderon, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14993177 on 01/12/2016 (1407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprising: receiving, by a first controller device in a first OpenFlow domain, a packet from an originating endpoint in the first OpenFlow domain destined for a destination endpoint in a second OpenFlow domain that is separate from the first OpenFlow domain; outputting, by the first controller device, a broadcast message identifying the destination endpoint to a plurality of respective controller devices associated with separate OpenFlow domains; receiving, by the first controller device, a response to the broadcast message from the destination endpoint via a second controller device associated with the second OpenFlow domain; updating, by the first controller device, a local flow table identifying a flow for transmitting the packet to the destination endpoint based on information included in the response; and transmitting, by the first controller device, the packet towards the destination endpoint based on updating the local flow table.

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


Radio module as web-controllable remote sensor
Patent No. 10484450 

Inventor(s): Michael Garner (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Aeris Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Brundidge Stanger, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15846836 on 12/19/2017 (700 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System for holistic data transmission throughout an enterprise
Patent No. 10484507 

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: 15660309 on 07/26/2017 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enterprise-wide centralized system for managing data transfer/movement provided by a technology-agnostic and protocol-agnostic data transfer/movement module. The system comprises a plurality of networked servers, one or more hub servers and a service delivery management framework. The system is structured for controlling the initiation and disablement of data transfers and configuring routing, timing and protocol(s) for data transfers. In addition, the system may be configured to provide (i) centralized control over user entitlements at a highly granular level, such as server-level, route-level or the like, (ii) the ability to track data transmission progress, such as by providing a real-time view of the status of enterprise-wide data transmission (iii) centralized management over data transmission records and set logs and facilitate full tracking data including transmission errors and (iv) centralized control over security and governance of data transmissions, including approval/denial of data transmissions.

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


Auto-negotiation over extended backplane
Patent No. 10484519 

Inventor(s): Guodong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15500086 on 12/01/2014 (1814 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a system for auto-negotiation over extended backplane includes an enclosure and a switch external to the enclosure. The enclosure has a NIC (network interface controller) for a server in the enclosure and a DEM (downlink extension module). The DEM has a single DEM PHY connected to the NIC via a backplane and also connected to the switch via an external connection. The DEM PHY facilitates auto-negotiation between the switch and the NIC.

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


Systems and methods for customer sentiment prediction and depiction
Patent No. 10484540 

Inventor(s): Lewis Wong (McKinney, TX), Xu Benjamin Fang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997745 on 06/05/2018 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for providing customer sentiment depiction. The system may receive customer information and session information and generate a customer sentiment estimate. The system may then receive an indication of a detected customer voice characteristic and generate an updated customer sentiment estimate that may be transmitted to a customer service terminal for display.

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


Redundancy in active pixel sensors
Patent No. 10484636 

Inventor(s): Jeevan Mithra (Bengaluru, , IN), Nagesh Surendranath (Plano, TX), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bengaluru, , IN), Sravana Kumar Goli (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15926025 on 03/20/2018 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: An active pixel sensor a plurality of sensor pixels disposed in a row, a plurality of sensor pixels in a column, and steering circuitry coupled to each of the sensor pixels. Each of the sensor pixels includes a first pixel circuit, and a second pixel circuit. For each of the sensor pixels, the steering circuitry includes a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, and a fourth switch. The first switch and the second switch are connected in series to route an input signal to the first pixel circuit. The third switch and a fourth switch are connected in parallel to route the input signal to the second pixel circuit.

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


Inbound calls to controlled-environment facility resident telephone numbers
Patent No. 10484648 

Inventor(s): James Sturges (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361171 on 03/21/2019 (243 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods enabling inbound calls to controlled-environment facility resident telephone numbers employ resident-associated communications devices deployed in the facilities. An inbound and outbound calling platform assigns a telephone number to each resident and associates a routable (IP) address of each resident communications device with such telephone number. This calling platform also presents an online directory to accessing inbound callers that lists residents the caller is allowed to call, the telephone number(s) of such resident(s), and whether such residents and their communications devices are ready to receive a call. The calling platform reconfirms such information upon an inbound call being placed to a telephone number assigned to a resident and signals the resident communications device associated with the resident assigned that telephone number. A controlled-environment facility communication processing system routes the call to the resident communications device associated with the resident called and connects the call.

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


Method and apparatus for sample adaptive offset parameter estimation for image and video coding
Patent No. 10484693 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13530920 on 06/22/2012 (2706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for decoding video. The method includes determining a sample adaptive offset edge type of at least a portion of the image, determining a boundary edge type of the at least a portion of the image, modifying the sample adaptive offset edge type of the at least a portion of the image according to the determined edge type of the at least a portion of the image, selecting a sample adaptive offset type according to at least one of the determined sample adaptive offset edge type or the modified sample adaptive offset edge type, and filtering at least a portion of the image utilizing the selected filter type.

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


Decoding method and apparatuses with candidate motion vectors
Patent No. 10484708 

Inventor(s): Hisao Sasai (Osaka, , JP), Kyoko Tanikawa (Osaka, , JP), Takahiro Nishi (Nara, , JP), Toru Matsunobu (Osaka, , JP), Toshiyasu Sugio (Osaka, , JP), Youji Shibahara (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16135900 on 09/19/2018 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image coding method bitstream includes: determining a maximum number of a merging candidate which is a combination of a prediction direction, a motion vector, and a reference picture index for use in coding of a current block; deriving a first merging candidate; determining whether or not a total number of the first merging candidate is smaller than the maximum number; deriving a second merging candidate when it is determined that the total number of the first merging candidate is smaller than the maximum number; selecting a merging candidate for use in the coding of the current block from the first merging candidate and the second merging candidate; and coding, using the maximum number, an index for identifying the selected merging candidate, and attaching the coded index to the bitstream.

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


Amplifier speaker drive current sense
Patent No. 10484791 

Inventor(s): Mohit Chawla (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16218615 on 12/13/2018 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: A class-D amplifier includes measurement of speaker current via the low-side drive transistors of the amplifier. In one embodiment, a class-D amplifier includes two high-side transistors, two low-side transistors, a first sense resistor, a second sense resistor, and a sigma delta analog to digital converter ( ADC). The two high-side transistors and two low-side transistors are connected as a bridge to drive a bridge tied speaker. The first sense resistor is connected between a first of the low-side transistors and a low-side reference voltage. The second sense resistor is connected between a second of the low-side transistors and the low-side reference voltage. The ADC is coupled to the bridge to measure voltage across the first sense resistor and the second sense resistor.

[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)


Managing communications based upon location information associated with electronic files exchanged during the communications
Patent No. 10484815 

Inventor(s): Matthew R. Smith (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15806536 on 11/08/2017 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for managing communications based upon location information associated with electronic files exchanged during the communications are described. In some embodiments, a method may include intercepting an electronic file exchanged during an electronic communication; identifying location information representative of a physical location where the electronic file was created or edited; and applying, based upon the location information, a selected one of a plurality of processing rules to at least one of: the electronic communication or the electronic file.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dynamic network slice resolution
Patent No. 10484874 

Inventor(s): Niranjan B. Avula (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426283 on 05/30/2019 (173 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first device can receive an attach request that includes information associated with a user device. The user device can provide the attach request to request access to a network. The first device can provide, to a second device and using the information associated with the user device, a request for information associated with a group identifier that is associated with the user device. The first device can receive, from the second device, the information associated with the group identifier that is associated with the user device based on providing the request for information associated with the group identifier. The first device can determine a network slice identifier that is associated with the user device based on the information associated with the group identifier that is associated with the user device. The first device can permit the user device to access a network slice, of the network, that is associated with the network slice identifier based on determining the network slice identifier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Contextualized network optimization
Patent No. 10484892 

Inventor(s): Krishna K. Bellamkonda (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15899845 on 02/20/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to classify a plurality of base station sectors into a plurality of context categories based on a context that includes a measure of cell density and a measure of mobility. The processor may be further configured to select a context category from the plurality of context categories; determine a coverage and quality optimization parameter adjustment, a capacity optimization parameter adjustment, and a accessibility optimization parameter adjustment for a subset of the base station sectors classified in the selected context category; and instruct base stations associated with the subset of base station sectors to implement the coverage and quality optimization parameter adjustment, the capacity optimization parameter adjustment, and the accessibility optimization parameter adjustment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus for determining a coding rate
Patent No. 10484952 

Inventor(s): Atsushi Matsumoto (Ishikawa, , JP), Daichi Imamura (Beijing, , CN), Sadaki Futagi (Ishikawa, , JP), Takashi Iwai (Ishikawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636912 on 06/29/2017 (873 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for improving paging
Patent No. 10484964 

Inventor(s): Aimin Justin Sang (San Diego, CA), Haibo Xu (Beijing, , CN), Hongcheng Zhuang (Shenzhen, , CN), Kai Xu (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15844130 on 12/15/2017 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for paging a first device by a second device includes sending, by the second device, a page message on a first path connecting the second device to the first device, and receiving, by the second device from the first device, a page response in response to the page message on a second path connecting the first device to the second device, wherein the first path and the second path are intentionally selected to be different in at least one of a number of hops in each path, radio access technology, cell or frequency carrier comprising each path, or width of beam pairs forming each path.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Semi-persistent CSI feedback over PUSCH
Patent No. 10484973 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229800 on 12/21/2018 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment, base station and method for transmitting semi-persistent channel state information (SP-CSI) on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) are provided. The user equipment includes processing circuitry configured to receive a control signaling message the control signaling message configuring the user equipment with at least one SP CSI report configuration on the PUSCH, and the message identifying a SP CSI reporting periodicity. The user equipment also receives physical layer control signaling identifying and activating the at least one SP CSI report configuration. Transmitter circuitry is configured to transmit a plurality of SP CSI reports, the reports being transmitted with the periodicity and according to the physical layer control signaling and the control signaling message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus of broadcast signals and channels for system information transmission
Patent No. 10485002 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506956 on 07/09/2019 (133 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for receiving a broadcasting signal in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), a physical broadcasting channel (PBCH) content over a PBCH, and determining the PBCH content including a payload, wherein the payload includes uncommon information within a transmission time interval (TTI) of the PBCH that comprises at least a portion of a 10-bit system frame number (SFN), a half frame index within a radio frame, and at least part of a synchronization signal (SS) block time index.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Optimizing network resources in a telecommunications system
Patent No. 10485004 

Inventor(s): Maurice D”Souza (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208022 on 12/03/2018 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain features relate to a self-optimizing network entity configured for use with a distributed antenna system having a head end-unit configured to communicate wireless communication information to a plurality of remote units for transmission at a plurality of sites, the self-optimized network entity comprising circuitry configured to determine a network resource allocation plan for the plurality of remote units within the distributed antenna system based on an isolation level determined by at least one of the plurality of remote units based on a power level of a test signal received from at least one of the plurality of remote units.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Uplink control signaling for joint FDD and TDD carrier aggregation
Patent No. 10485019 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15645262 on 07/10/2017 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method for operating a mobile device including establishing a connection to a first base station designated as a PCell and establishing a connection to a second base station designated as a SCell. When the mobile device receives PDSCH from a TDD SCell in a subframe n, it transmits a HARQ ACK to an FDD PCell in subframe n+4. When the mobile device receives PDSCH in a downlink subframe from an FDD SCell, it transmits a HARQ ACK corresponding to the PDSCH to a TDD PCell in a selected uplink subframe. The selected uplink subframe may be the first valid uplink subframe following the downlink subframe. For example, where the downlink subframe carrying the PDSCH is subframe n, and the selected uplink subframe is subframe n+k, where k4.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for uplink data scheduling for grant free transmission
Patent No. 10485024 

Inventor(s): Mazin Ali Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15678452 on 08/16/2017 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system provide determining whether to pursue grant free transmission in accordance with a size of at least one packet in a first buffer of at least one buffer and determining a size of a grant free transport block (GFTB) in accordance with a configuration of radio resources available for grant free transmission in instances where grant free transmission is to be utilized. The method also includes populating the GFTB with first data from at least one of the buffers to produce a populated GFTB and transferring the GFTB from a media access control (MAC) layer to a physical layer (PHY).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for collision detection and mitigation with wake-up packets
Patent No. 10485029 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907616 on 02/28/2018 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for collision detection by a transmission device (TD) includes identifying one or more time periods of a signal generated by the TD. The one or more time periods correspond to periods during which the TD will not transmit energy on a shared channel. The method includes transmitting a subset of the signal. While a current time is within one of the one or more time periods, the transmitting the subset of the signal includes turning off a transmitter of the TD at a beginning of the time period, detecting energy received on the shared channel during a portion of the time period, turning on the transmitter of the TD before an end of the time period, and determining that the detected energy meets a collision threshold. Based on the detected energy meeting the collision threshold, the method includes determining that there is a transmission collision.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for peripheral initiated host arbitration
Patent No. 10485040 

Inventor(s): Arun C Menon (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Kamath (San Diego, CA), Sreeharsha Srinivas H Iyengar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16238694 on 01/03/2019 (320 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for establishing authenticated Bluetooth Low Energy communication session between a slave device and a master device. The slave device lacks ability to control which mater device can connect to it; however, the after connection authentication process enables a slave device to terminate connection with unauthenticated master device.

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


TDM transmission for inter-RAT dual connectivity UE
Patent No. 10485048 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert and Goetzel PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966541 on 04/30/2018 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform substantially concurrent communications with a next generation network node and a legacy network node. The wireless device may be configured to stablish a first wireless link with a first cell according to a RAT, where the first cell operates in a first system bandwidth and establish a second wireless link with a second cell according to a RAT, where the second cell operates in a second system bandwidth. Further, the wireless device may be configured to perform uplink activity for both the first RAT and the second RAT by TDM uplink data for the first RAT and uplink data for the second RAT if uplink activity is scheduled according to both the first RAT and the second RAT.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for managing neighbors in a communications system with beamforming
Patent No. 10485054 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15585480 on 05/03/2017 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a first transmit-receive point (TRP) includes receiving a first measurement report from a user equipment (UE), the first measurement report including an identifier of a second TRP, requesting a second measurement report from the UE, the second measurement report to include automatic neighbor relation (ANR) information associated with the second TRP, wherein the ANR information includes a beam specific information, receiving the second measurement report including a first subset of the ANR information, and determining a neighbor configuration with the second TRP in accordance with the first subset of the ANR information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Signal booster with coaxial cable connections
Patent No. 10485057 

Inventor(s): Michael James Mouser (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175664 on 10/30/2018 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a first defined connection. The repeater can include a first coaxial cable connector configured to be communicatively coupled to the first defined connection. The repeater can include a repeater unit communicatively coupled to the first defined connection. The repeater can include a controller configured to adjust a gain or output power of the repeater unit that compensates for insertion losses between the first coaxial cable connector and the first defined connection.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Electrical devices with electrodes on softening polymers and methods of manufacturing thereof
Patent No. 10485109 

Inventor(s): Gregory T. Ellson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15794863 on 10/26/2017 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: Flexible electrical devices comprising electrode layers on softening polymers and methods of manufacturing such devices, including lift-off processes for forming electrodes on softening polymers, processes for forming devices with a patterned double softening polymer layer, and solder reflow processes for forming electrical contacts on softening polymers.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Bodysuit
Patent No. D866922 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Kyle Miller (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Dunlap Bennett Ludwig PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29592861 on 02/03/2017 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Belt clip for fall detection device
Patent No. D866957 

Inventor(s): James Olinger (Crowley, TX), Johnny Ross (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): MedHab, LLC (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664162 on 09/21/2018 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Microdredge frame
Patent No. D867402 

Inventor(s): Derek Ronald Durant (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29645687 on 04/27/2018 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lower rear suspension link for a model vehicle
Patent No. D867474 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29632190 on 01/05/2018 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lower front suspension arm for a model vehicle
Patent No. D867475 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29633333 on 01/12/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Sway bar assembly for a model vehicle
Patent No. D867476 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jonathan Scott Wood (Plano, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29633645 on 01/15/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Valve member
Patent No. D867531 

Inventor(s): Charles Hensley (Burleson, TX), Jacob A. Bayyouk (Richardson, 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: 29674542 on 12/21/2018 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Accessory for vehicle heating and air conditioning systems
Patent No. D867562 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Rejkowski (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Classic Auto Air Mannfacturing LP (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29539300 on 09/11/2015 (1530 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Accessory for vehicle heating and air conditioning systems
Patent No. D867563 

Inventor(s): Rejkowski W Michael (Irving, TX), Sexton J Stephen (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Classic Auto Air Manufacturing LP (Chagrin Falls, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29540424 on 09/24/2015 (1517 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Accessory mount for vehicle heating and air conditioning systems
Patent No. D867564 

Inventor(s): Michael W Rejkowski (Irving, TX), Stephen J Sexton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Classic Auto Air Mannfacturing LP (Beachwood, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630325 on 12/20/2017 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Decorative night light
Patent No. D867628 

Inventor(s): Daniel Rego (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29625804 on 11/13/2017 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Litter pan
Patent No. D867689 

Inventor(s): David Veness (Forth Worth, TX), Nicholas Baker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29611307 on 07/20/2017 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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