Dallas Invents: 54 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 18

Patents granted include Capital One's placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape, Experian's method for providing an aggregation tool, Facebook's location-based content aggregation and distribution systems, Toyota's ray tracing for hidden obstacle detection, and Bell's storage modes for tiltrotor aircraft

A diagram from Capital One’s Patent No.10078921 shows an overview of an example implementation of the "placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape." [Source: Fig. 1A, Patent 10078921, USPTO]

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include assigned patents granted to local entities or those with a North Texas inventor. As of June 12, 2018, unassigned patents with a local inventor are included. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Sept. 18, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano) 4

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth) 2

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison) 2

Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 2

VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson) 2

(UNASSIGNED: 5)


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Clinton D. Bunch (Sunnyvale) 2

Joshua A. Bunch (North Richland Hills) 2


FIRST SEEN 
Examples of companies that may be originating a patent in the region for the first time.

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SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

116 days
Placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape
Patent No. 10078921
Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA, US)
Inventors: Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney), Jason Hoover (GrapevineS), Micah Price (Anna), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX, US), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton), Sunil Vasisht (Flower Mound)

3,569 days
Insertion devices, insertion needles, and related methods
Patent No.
10076606
Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
Inventors: Jason Adams (Frisco), Randy Jackson (Frisco)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Methods of incorporating micropellets of fine particle nutrients into snack food products

Patent No. 10076132 

Inventor(s): Ajay Rajeshwar Bhaskar (Allen, TX), Chien-Seng Hwang (Frisco, TX), Deepali Palta (Dallas, TX), Eugenio Bortone (McKinney, TX), Jorge C. Morales-Alvarez (Plano, TX), Pierre Faa (Frisco, TX), Stefan K. Baier (Hartsdale, NY,

Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15273938 on 09/23/2016 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: Nutritious granular materials of fine particle sizes agglomerated within versatile micropellets are useful for inserting significant amounts of nutritious properties into snack foods. Expandable micropellet-containing formulations provide for introduction of fine particle ingredients such as proteins, minerals and other components or desirable nutrients into food processing lines not typically amenable to the fine particle sizes. Micropellet-containing formulations may consist entirely of micropellets, or may contain an expandable starch such as, for example, corn meal, sheeted doughs, and expanded collet products onto which the micropellets may be basted.
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Compression system for backpack

Patent No. 10076177 

Inventor(s): Kaitlynn Li (Plano, TX), Pei Li (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14815048 on 07/31/2015 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compression system for an ergonomic backpack is disclosed. The backpack includes a backpack body having a top side, a bottom side, two lateral sides, a body side, an outer side and a pair of shoulder straps. In the embodiment, each shoulder strap is connected at a junction of the top side and the body side, extended along the corresponding lateral side, threaded through the D-ring with a distal end connected to the backpack body at a junction of the outer side and the lateral side. The invention also comprises an optional back panel and an optional back support device, secured to the body side. The back panel and support device may be filled with padding material such as a gel, foam, rubber, fluid or the like. When the user ties the two straps, the backpack is automatically compressed and moves closer to the user”s back The system, operated like a regular two-strap backpack, allows the user to carry heavier loads for a longer period of time with less fatigue.

[A45F] TRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT; SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY [2006.01]


Barbecue trivet

Patent No. 10076200 

Inventor(s): Autumn Alexis Jones (Dallas, TX), Joseph Charles Thompson (Lewisville, TX)

Assignee(s): BASE4 VENTURES, LLC (Carrollton, TX)

Law Firm: Grant Patent Services (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15330089 on 08/04/2016 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A barbecue tool trivet discloses a unitary structure, said unitary structure having a bottom section, a side section, and a top section. The top section contains three pocket recesses. Each of the recesses contains three pocket recesses, one next to the other, with the middle pocket recess being larger than either of the side pockets. There is at least one cut out in a rim that goes around the circumference of the trivet, and two tall side walls in one of the pocket recesses. In one embodiment, the middle recess is at least twice as large as either of the side pocket recesses.

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


Apparatus and method for controlling movement of a capsule endoscope in digestive tract of a human body

Patent No. 10076234 

Inventor(s): Guohua Xiao (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): ANKON TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (Wuhan, , ZZ)

Law Firm: Treasure IP Group., LLC (no location found)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14486131 on 09/15/2014 (1464 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method to provide a suspended capsule endoscope at a liquid gas interface is described. The capsule comprises a permanent magnetic dipole and has a density greater than the density of the liquid. An sphere-shaped external magnet is used to suspend and control the movement of the capsule endoscope at the liquid/gas interface. The capsule endoscope can translate along variable axes, rotate and tilt, according to the movement of the external magnet. The external magnet performs a translation and rotation simultaneously to keep the capsule endoscope still and anchored at the same position of the liquid/gas interface. The external magnet adjusts its distance to the liquid/gas interface during the rotation in order to apply a constant magnetic field force to the capsule endoscope.

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


Vein filter

Patent No. 10076401 

Inventor(s): James E. Bressler (Langhorne, PA), James F. McGuckin, Jr. (Radnor, PA), John D. Leedle (Philadelphia, PA)

Assignee(s): Argon Medical Devices, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: IpHorgan Ltd. (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14492044 on 09/21/2014 (1458 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vessel filter movable between a collapsed position for delivery to the vessel and an expanded position for placement within the vessel, and having a filter portion having a converging region to direct particles toward the center. The filter portion converges into a tubular portion. The second region is flared in the expanded position to have a transverse dimension increasing in a direction away from the filter portion and includes a vessel engaging portion. The first region has a spacer to keep the filter more toward a center of a vessel, wherein in the collapsed position the spacer extends axially in an elongated position cranially of the cranial end of the filter and in the expanded position the spacer forms a looped region extending radially with respect to a longitudinal axis of the filter. The spacer has a first end attached to the internal surface of the tubular portion and extends within the tubular portion and emerges cranially from the tubular region to form the looped region.

[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]


Wearable foot garment

Patent No. 10076436 

Inventor(s): Aiesha Ashby (Fort Worth, TX), Kaycee Jones (Atlanta, GA)

Assignee(s): Apolla Performace Wear LLC (Fort Worth, TX)

Law Firm: Meunier Carlin Curfman LLC (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15040765 on 02/10/2016 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various implementations include a wearable foot garment that includes a forefoot portion, a midfoot portion, and an ankle portion. The midfoot portion includes two high compression zones and a reduced compression zone between the high compression zones. The first high compression zone is configured for providing compression in a radially inward direction toward the wearer”s foot adjacent a proximal end of the wearer”s plantar aponeurosis. The second high compression zone is configured for providing compression in a radially inward direction toward the wearer”s foot adjacent distal ends of metatarsals of the wearer. The compressive strength in the high compression zones is greater than the compressive strength in the reduced compression zone. In some implementations, the ankle portion and midfoot portion define a heel opening, and the forefoot portion includes a plantar surface area on which an adhesive film is disposed for increasing the friction contact of the forefoot portion.

[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]


Insertion devices, insertion needles, and related methods

Patent No. 10076606 

Inventor(s): Jason Adams (Frisco, TX), Randy Jackson (Frisco, TX)

Assignee(s): Medtronic Minimed, Inc. (Northridge, CA)

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 12808145 on 12/10/2008 (3569 days app to issue)

Abstract: Insertion devices for installing insertion sets to a user, insertion needles, methods for loading insertion devices with insertion sets, methods for installing insertion sets, methods for instructing others how to load and/or install insertion sets, and certain aspects of insertion sets, including insertion needle hubs.

[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]


System and method of performing computer assisted stimulation programming (CASP) with a non-zero starting value customized to a patient

Patent No. 10076667 

Inventor(s): Norbert Kaula (Arvada, CO), Yohannes Iyassu (Denver, CO)

Assignee(s): Nuvectra Corporation (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15043794 on 02/15/2016 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-zero starting value for ramping up a stimulation parameter for an electrical stimulation to be delivered to a patient is determined. The non-zero starting value is customized to the patient. A pulse generator is caused to generate the electrical stimulation, which is delivered to the patient via an implanted lead. The pulse generator is caused to ramp up, from the determined non-zero starting value and toward a predefined maximum limit value, the stimulation parameter for a plurality of electrode contacts on the lead. Feedback is received from the patient in response to the ramping up. The feedback is received via an electronic patient feedback device. Based on the ramping up and the received feedback from the patient, a perception threshold is determined for each of the plurality of electrode contacts. The perception threshold is a value of the stimulation parameter that corresponds to the patient feeling the electrical stimulation.

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


 

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

Lab rack rotator and methods thereof

Patent No. 10076732 

Inventor(s): Ali Safavi (Chester, VA), Greg Kontos (Richmond, VA), Jason Branch (Richmond, VA), Jobin Abraham (Henrico, VA), Will Renzulli (Richmond, VA)

Assignee(s): True Health IP LLC (Frisco, TX)

Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14074306 on 11/07/2013 (1776 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lab rack rotator includes a motor coupled to a shaft arranged to rotate in at least one direction in response to the motor. One or more mounts are located along the surface of the shaft and are configured to receive a lab sample rack which holds a plurality of lab samples contained in lab sample containers such as test tubes. Rotation of the shaft permits inversion of the plurality of lab samples, for instance whole blood samples. The lab rack rotator increases the number of lab samples that may be agitated in an automated process while decreasing the amount of time required for necessary pre-testing agitation of samples.

[B01F] MIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING (mixing paints B44D 3/06)


Apparatus and method for customized shaping of orthodontic archwires and other medical devices

Patent No. 10076780 

Inventor(s): Andrew Cordell (McKinney, TX), Christoph Radinger (Teltow, , DE), Frank Witte (Berlin, , DE), Friedrich Riemeier (Berlin, , DE), Rohit Sachdeva (Plano, TX), Werner Butscher (Berlin, , DE)

Assignee(s): OraMetrix, Inc. (Richardson, TX)

Law Firm: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert Berghoff LLP (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14990524 on 01/07/2016 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for bending or shaping orthodontic archwires or other medical devices into a complex, patient individual shape is described. The apparatus comprises of two moveable, compact, manipulators with, in total, at least three revolute joints defining three rotation axes and at least three prismatic joints defining at least three translation axes. Gripping tools are provided on the manipulators. The two manipulators are arranged to allow a relative movement in six degrees of freedom. A reduced complexity embodiment is also described having only one or two revolute joints.

[B21F] WORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE (rolling of metal B21B; by drawing, auxiliary operations used in connection with metal-working without essentially removing material B21C; bundling articles B65B 13/00)


Storage device

Patent No. 10076835 

Inventor(s): Jonathan D. Snook (Southlake, TX), Thomas G. Fulbright (Keller, TX)

Assignee(s): Wheelfloat, Inc. (Southlake, TX)

Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15134139 on 04/20/2016 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device includes at least one cartridge defining a cavity for receiving at least one storage item. A receiver defines at least one cell for receiving the at least one cartridge, and a passageway extends longitudinally along the center of the receiver to an opening defined in an external surface of the receiver. Magnets are secured to the receiver and at least one cartridge for magnetically biasing the at least one cartridge in a first position in the at least one cell wherein the cavity is not aligned with the passageway, and in a second position in the at least one cell wherein the cavity is aligned with the passageway. In one application, the storage device is adapted for storing bits in a multi-bit screwdriver.

[B25G] HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS (attaching the blades or the like to handles of hand tools for soil working A01B 1/22; handles of hand implements for harvesting A01D 1/14; handles integral with brushware A46B)


System for containing derailment of a railway vehicle

Patent No. 10077059 

Inventor(s): Patrick J Moynihan (Grapevine, TX)

Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm: Law Office of John W. Harbst (Local + 690 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15144314 on 05/02/2016 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for containing derailment of a railway vehicle from rails over which the railway vehicle moves. The derailment system includes a derailment apparatus provided on each side frame of the railway vehicle. In one instance, each derailment apparatus has inner and outer laterally spaced and free ended depending arms disposed above a head section of the rails as long as the railway vehicle wheels ride on the rails. In the event either wheel becomes derailed, one the rails is received and accommodated within a pocket defined by the respective derailment apparatus. When a derailment occurs, the depending arms of the derailment apparatus extend below and to opposed sides of the head section of a rail received and accommodated in the pocket of the respective derailment apparatus whereby inhibiting total derailment of the railway vehicle from the rails over which the railway vehicle is traveling.

[B61F] RAIL VEHICLE SUSPENSIONS, e.g. UNDERFRAMES, BOGIES OR ARRANGEMENTS OF WHEEL AXLES; RAIL VEHICLES FOR USE ON TRACKS OF DIFFERENT WIDTH; PREVENTING DERAILING OF RAIL VEHICLES; WHEEL GUARDS, OBSTRUCTION REMOVERS OR THE LIKE FOR RAIL VEHICLES (for vehicles in general B60; axles or wheels B60B; vehicle tyres B60C)


Autorotative enhancement system

Patent No. 10077105 

Inventor(s): Bryan Marshall (Mansfield, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Cory M. Hitte (Fort Worth, TX), Dudley E. Smith (Arlington, TX)

Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)

Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15383458 on 12/19/2016 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments refer generally to systems and methods for providing autorotative enhancement for helicopters using an autorotative assist unit coupled to the transmission of the helicopter. Methods of utilizing an autorotative assist unit as well as retrofitting an autorotative assist unit to an existing helicopter are also disclosed. By employing an autorotative assist unit, improved autorotation can be achieved without the need to increase the weight of the rotor.

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


Storage modes for tiltrotor aircraft

Patent No. 10077106 

Inventor(s): Christopher Edward Foskey (Fort Worth, TX)

Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)

Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15269835 on 09/19/2016 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft having a VTOL flight mode, a forward flight mode and a storage mode includes a fuselage having a wing rotatably mounted thereto. The wing has an orientation generally perpendicular to the fuselage, in the flight modes, and an orientation generally parallel to the fuselage, in the storage mode. First and second pylon assemblies are positioned proximate outboard ends of the wing. First and second mast assemblies are respectively rotatable relative to the first and second pylon assemblies and have generally vertical orientations, in the VTOL flight mode, and generally horizontal orientations, in the forward flight mode and the storage mode. First and second proprotor assemblies are respectively rotatable relative to the first and second mast assemblies. Each proprotor assembly includes a plurality of rotor blades and has a radially extended orientation, in the flight modes, and a stowed orientation, in the storage mode.

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


Cargo transport system including motorized pallet

Patent No. 10077158 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Garland (Dorchester, , CA), Cristian Ignat (Burlington, , CA), Darren Eric Valad (Kitchener, , CA), Gary Lee (Kitchener, , CA), Raymond David Givens (Denfield, , CA), Tony V. Cortina (Paris, , CA)

Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15403579 on 01/11/2017 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cargo transport system includes a cassette for transporting a workpiece and dolly for transporting the cassette. The dolly includes a dolly frame and at least one wheel attached to the dolly frame for supporting the dolly on a surface. A track plate is attached to the dolly frame. The cassette is moveably mountable on the dolly and includes a cassette frame having first and second cassette conveyors engagable with the dolly for moveably supporting the cassette on the dolly. A first drive wheel is attached to the cassette frame between the first and second cassette conveyors. The first drive wheel is rotatable about a first axis of rotation and is operable for moving the cassette along a path-of-travel relative to the dolly. A location of the first axis of rotation is continuously adjustable relative to the cassette frame as the cassette moves along the path-of-travel.

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


 

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

Nozzles for a fluid jet decoking tool

Patent No. 10077403 

Inventor(s): Lloyd D. Hanson (Long Beach, CA), Matthew J. Pattom (San Gabriel, CA)

Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)

Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 12772577 on 05/03/2010 (3060 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid jet nozzle for a decoking tool, a decoking tool and method of operating same. The nozzle includes a nozzle assembly for use in a fluid jet decoking tool. The assembly includes a housing to hold one or more nozzles that are used to spray or otherwise distribute decoking fluid. An internal flowpath that extends from an inlet of the nozzle to an outlet of the nozzle defines a tapered shape such that when the decoking fluid passes through the nozzle, the flowpath produces a predominantly coherent flow pattern in the fluid.

[C10B] DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION OF CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS FOR PRODUCTION OF GAS, COKE, TAR, OR SIMILAR MATERIALS (cracking oils C10G; underground gasification of minerals E21B 43/295) [5]


Bioactive renal cells

Patent No. 10077442 

Inventor(s): Eric Werdin (Lewisville, TX)

Assignee(s): inRegen (Camana Bay, Grand Cayman, , KY)

Law Firm: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (6 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 13697206 on 05/12/2011 (2686 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention concerns bioactive renal cell populations, renal cell constructs, and methods of making and using the same.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Edge overlay for layered insulative blanket

Patent No. 10077565 

Inventor(s): Peter J. Barrego (Newport, RI)

Assignee(s): PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. (Irving, TX)

Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 13908037 on 06/03/2013 (1933 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heavy duty layered blanket having application in construction applications is disclosed. It includes an overlay around one or more edges of the blanket which resists tearing and wear. The overlay helps to assure that the layers of the blanket stay in place when placed in use, especially in heavy duty construction applications such as for curing concrete. Selective openings in the overlay facilitate attachment of multiple blankets to each other and related facilities, such as scaffolding.

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


Fire rated door

Patent No. 10077597 

Inventor(s): Evan R. Daniels (Dallas, TX), Jonathan Newton (Van Alstyne, TX)

Assignee(s): THE INTELLECTUAL GORILLA GMBH (Entlebuch, , CH)

Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14997812 on 01/18/2016 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fire rated door includes a core, a first decorative panel and a second decorative panel. The core includes: (a) a fire resistant center panel having a bottom, a top, a first side, a second side, a first end and a second end, wherein the fire resistant center panel is made of a first fire resistant material, and (b) an extruded fire resistant border attached to the first side, the second side, the first end and the second end of the fire resistant center panel, wherein the extruded fire resistant border is made of a second fire resistant material having a higher density than the first fire resistant material. The first decorative panel is attached to the top of the fire resistant center panel and the extruded fire resistant border. The second decorative panel is attached to the bottom of the fire resistant center panel and the extruded fire resistant border.

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


Tie-back seal assembly

Patent No. 10077640 

Inventor(s): Abdol Reza Gharesi (Southlake, TX), Raymond Yit Long Chua (Dallas, TX)

Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)

Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14909964 on 09/10/2014 (1469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tie-back seal system is disclosed. The system includes a tie-back seal assembly including an outer sleeve, an inner sleeve disposed within the outer sleeve, a shear pin extending through the outer and inner sleeves, and a ratch-latch pin coupled to and disposed downhole from the inner sleeve. The system also includes a tie-back liner disposed within the inner sleeve and coupled to the outer and inner sleeves using the shear pin such that the shear pin prevents axial movement of the tie-back liner relative to the outer and inner sleeves. The system further includes a tie-back receptacle configured to engage the ratch-latch pin to prevent axial movement of the inner sleeve and tie-back liner in an uphole direction and including a shoulder that, when in contact with the outer sleeve, prevents axial movement of the outer sleeve in a downhole direction.

[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]


Removable anchoring system and uses thereof

Patent No. 10077893 

Inventor(s): Philip Abraham (Allen, TX)

Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15250305 on 08/29/2016 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, an anchoring system may include one or more anchors. An anchor may include a first coupling member, a second coupling member, and a plate. The anchor may be coupleable to other anchors and/or objects. The anchoring system may be used to secure an object to a location.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Eyeglass lenses with minimized edge visibility

Patent No. 10078230 

Inventor(s): Peiqi Jiang (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)

Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15312002 on 05/20/2014 (1582 days app to issue)

Abstract: Eyeglass lenses have at least a portion of their edge shaped to reflect light away from an eye of a wearer, such as the edge being disposed at an acute angle with respect to a principal axis of the lens, toward the back surface of the lens. Alternatively or additionally, the edge may include a plurality of edge surfaces disposed at an acute angle with respect to a principal axis of the eyeglass lens, toward the back surface of the eyeglass lens, or at least one edge surface may be disposed at an acute angle with respect to the front surface of the lens and at least one other edge surface may be disposed at an acute angle with respect to the back surface of the lens. As yet another alternative, the edge may be rounded with progressive angles to have an edge axis directed away from the wearer”s eye.

[G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES


Ray tracing for hidden obstacle detection

Patent No. 10078335 

Inventor(s): Katsuhiro Sakai (Ann Arbor, MI), Nobuhide Kamata (Ann Arbor, MI), Xue Mei (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: 15195744 on 06/28/2016 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Ray tracing can be used to detect hidden obstacles in an external environment of a vehicle. An outbound sensor signal can be transmitted into an external environment of the vehicle. The outbound sensor signal can be a LIDAR sensor signal. If a return sensor signal is not received for the outbound sensor signal, it can be determined whether an obstacle is located along a projected path of the outbound sensor signal. Such a determination can be made using one or more maps, such as a terrain map and/or a static obstacle map. Responsive to determining that an obstacle is located along the projected path of the outbound sensor signal, a driving maneuver for the vehicle relative to the obstacle can be determined. The vehicle can be caused to implement the determined driving maneuver.

[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)


Dynamic memory reallocation for match-action packet processing

Patent No. 10078463 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC. (Santa Clara, CA)

Law Firm: Adeli LLP (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15784336 on 10/16/2017 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pool of unit memories is provided in order to flexibly allocate memory capacity to implement various tables and/or logical memories such as those for implementing an OpenFlow switch. The pool is structured with routing resources for allowing flexible allocation and reallocation of memory capacity to the various tables. The unit memories and logical units in the pool are interconnected by a set of horizontal routing resources and a set of vertical routing resources.

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


Systems and methods for policy driven storage in a hyper-convergence data center

Patent No. 10078465 

Inventor(s): Jiatai Wu (San Jose, CA), Krishna Kattumadam (Saratoga, CA), Rama Krishna Gurram (San Jose, CA)

Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)

Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14717797 on 05/20/2015 (1217 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system architecture for a policy driven disk IO throughput control for a hyper-converged storage provider. The computing architecture provides a flexible and real-time feature to the IO throughput management of a hyper-converged or converged infrastructure. In particular, through the use of centrally applied policy driven controls, the disk IO throughput allocation of different applications/clients of the converged infrastructure is gauged or otherwise controlled over the network bandwidth that link to the storage pool of the infrastructure. Through the use of the system architecture, the converged infrastructure may not utilize hard-coded disk resource allocation for each application/client in an isolated fashion, thereby allowing the IO throughput management to be flexible and agile in response to executed applications. Further, the IP throughput controlling and storage IP capacity of the converged infrastructure may be maintained separately.

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


Analytics platform and associated controller for automated deployment of analytics workspaces

Patent No. 10078537 

Inventor(s): Timothy Bruce (Carrollton, TX)

Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)

Law Firm: Ryan, Mason Lewis, LLP (2 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15197109 on 06/29/2016 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus in one embodiment comprises an analytics platform and a controller. The controller is associated with the analytics platform and configured to control automated deployment of analytics workspaces of the analytics platform. The analytics platform includes or otherwise has access to sets of at least data ingestion engines, data containers, analytics tools and virtual resources. The controller is configured to deploy a given one of the analytics workspaces of the analytics platform as an at least partially user-specified combination of particular selected ones of the data ingestion engines, data containers, analytics tools and virtual resources. The controller may additionally be configured to monitor usage of the combination of particular selected ones of the data ingestion engines, data containers, analytics tools and virtual resources of the given analytics workspace, and to alter the combination responsive to the monitoring.

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


System and method for logging and searching history events such as airline flight or crew history

Patent No. 10078539 

Inventor(s): Andrea Denise Wagner (Crestwood, MO), Cary Andreas Castle (Dallas, TX), Mark Alan Hawkins (Euless, TX)

Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)

Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14527420 on 10/29/2014 (1420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method according to which history events, such as airline flight or crew history events, are logged and searched. In one embodiment, sequenced information is obtained from one or more applications. In one embodiment, a user can input a single query and obtain sequenced information from new and legacy applications using the single query. In some embodiments, audit trail-like tracking of changes made to airline information is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes: a message handling system adapted to transform an event message; a message processor adapted to receive the event message and parse the event message; a database to which history data of the event message is persisted; and a query processor adapted to read airline flight or crew history event data in response to a query request, the airline flight or crew history event data comprising the history data.

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


System and method for input data fault recovery in a massively parallel real time computing system

Patent No. 10078559 

Inventor(s): Benjamin M Howe (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)

Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (6 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15166724 on 05/27/2016 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A massively parallel real-time computing system receives input data events across many compute nodes, each with a processing algorithm in its processing pipeline. An Event Manager is placed before the algorithm processing pipelines, receives metadata about each incoming event, and collects and organizes it in a database. A fast histogram compares the metadata about each event to that of all the other events, in a processing interval. For sufficiently matching metadata, the events are forwarded to the processing nodes as ”regular” events for processing. If the metadata for a processing interval does not match sufficiently, the histogram decides which events are the ”correct” events and which events are ”incorrect.” The ”correct” events are sent on for processing and the ”incorrect” events are combined with the ”correct” metadata and sent back to the processing nodes to supplement or modify their incoming data to match the other nodes” expectations.

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


Systems and methods of data transfer

Patent No. 10078614 

Inventor(s): Eliad Adi Klein (Sunnyvale, CA), Miki Sapir (Nes Ziona, , IL), Rotem Sela (Haifa, , IL)

Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14857136 on 09/17/2015 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: Data transfer between a data storage device and a peripheral device bypasses an application processor that is coupled to the data storage device and to the peripheral device. In one embodiment, the data storage device includes a memory controller configured to receive, from an application processor, a message indicating a set of logical addresses and a data transfer identifier corresponding to the set of logical addresses. The memory controller is responsive to a request for memory access that includes the data transfer identifier and that is received from a peripheral device. The memory controller is configured to respond to the request by performing a memory access operation based on the set of logical addresses.

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


Systems and methods for customizing SIP message processing

Patent No. 10078635 

Inventor(s): Ian Macfarlane (Stittsville, , CA), Paul Phillips (Westboro, MA), Sumit Garg (Frisco, TX)

Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Frisco, TX)

Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14087253 on 11/22/2013 (1761 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and computer program products are provided for configuring a computing system that processes messages according to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The method includes defining, by a scripting-type computer processing language, one or more variables, where each variable is configured to store state data based on at least a portion of a SIP message and is associated with the SIP message flow. Once configuration is complete, a series of SIP messages belonging to the SIP message flow is received by the computer system. As each SIP message in the series is received, each SIP message is processed where the message processing includes modifying the state data stored in at least one of the variables based on data included in the respective SIP message.

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


System and method for biometrics-based music recommendation

Patent No. 10078691 

Inventor(s): Chia Chin Chong (Palo Alto, CA), Jianyu Zhang (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14142249 on 12/27/2013 (1726 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for providing biometrics-based music recommendations to users. The biometric-based music recommendations take into account the changing music preferences of users from time to time as their biometrics change, such as due to users wellness states, being in different moods, engagement in different activities, and/or entering different environments. The schemes herein are implemented on user devices equipped or coupled to wearable devices capable of collecting biometrics data from users, such as heart rate, perspiration, and skin temperature data. The biometrics data of a user are collected and then processed into biometrics information. The biometrics information is then classified into a current wellness state of the user. A music recommendation is then provided to the user according to the biometrics information and the current wellness state of the user.

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


Systems and methods for coding data from a medical encounter

Patent No. 10078729 

Inventor(s): Hank Hikspoors (McKinney, TX), James Ward (Plano, TX), Richard Wunnebuger (Westcliffe, CO), Stephen Hilliard (Richardson, TX)

Assignee(s): T-System, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14170437 on 01/31/2014 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods assist in gathering relevant data in a doctor-patient encounter for obtaining a properly specified diagnosis code. In one embodiment, selectable data items which are provided as part of a medical charting program may be correlated with one or more standardized diagnosis codes (e.g. ICD-10 codes). Upon selection of the appropriate data items when charting a patient encounter, one or more diagnosis codes which are correlated with the selected data items may be flagged and/or generated for later use, such as for filing a claim submission as part of a billing process or to further enhance the clinical workflow of patient encounter documentation.

[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]


Compelling data collection via resident media devices in controlled-environment facilities

Patent No. 10078739 

Inventor(s): Joseph Higgs (Fort Worth, TX), Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX)

Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)

Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14504313 on 10/01/2014 (1448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controlled environment facility resident may initiate submission of data to a controlled-environment facility management system using a resident media device, and some time thereafter, access to the resident media device may be restricted by the controlled-environment facility management system to submission of data, until the resident completes submission of all data required for the submission. A controlled-environment facility management system may present a controlled-environment facility resident a data collection task to be completed by the resident and may restrict access to the resident media device in an escalating manner, until the resident completes the data collection task. The controlled-environment facility management system may also request further data from the resident, in response to the resident submitting initial data and may again restrict access to the resident media device in an escalating manner, until the resident completes submission of further data.

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


Card or media combined readers featuring single target area

Patent No. 10078768 

Inventor(s): Francois Legrand (Guilherand-Granges, , FR), Guillaume Le Bidan (La Voulte sur Rhone, , FR)

Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)

Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15429772 on 02/10/2017 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: A card validator or, more generally, a combined reader includes a plurality of readers for validating a corresponding plurality of card and document types. The validator or combined reader includes the housing containing the plurality of readers wherein the readers are independent from each other and spaced at different locations within the housing and disposed therein to read cards presented to the card validator or combined reader at a single target area. The housing is configured to direct a user presentation for the provided card at the signal target area. Each of the individual readers is modular within the housing and is disposed within a modular reception location therein for facilitating performance certification of the modular readers therein separately from certification of the entire multi-card validator system.

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


System and method for providing an aggregation tool

Patent No. 10078868 

Inventor(s): Jean-Dominique Morani (Irving, TX), Magali Courbage (Richardson, TX), Richard Rodenbusch (Allen, TX)

Assignee(s): Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA)

Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15464089 on 03/20/2017 (547 days app to issue)

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

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


Placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape

Patent No. 10078921 

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: 15989260 on 05/25/2018 (116 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]


Methods, systems and computer readable mediums for performing metadata-driven data collection

Patent No. 10079715 

Inventor(s): Bayi Peng (Plano, TX), Geoffrey David Bourne (Allen, TX), Rajesh Nandyalam (Whitinsville, MA), Venkatesh Sudarsanam Madhipatla (Westford, MA), Xiaohong Fu (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson, TX)

Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14801485 on 07/16/2015 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for performing metadata-driven data collection are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method for performing metadata-driven data collection includes receiving a request for system related data, wherein the request includes metadata indicating a protocol and identifying information for obtaining the system related data. The method also includes configuring, using the metadata, at least one data collector for obtaining the system related data. The method further includes obtaining, by the at least one data collector, the system related data and storing the system related data in a memory.

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


Bypassing a firewall for authorized flows using software defined networking

Patent No. 10079805 

Inventor(s): David D. Jameson (Rowlett, TX), Russell DeMolay (Sachse, TX)

Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)

Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15181123 on 06/13/2016 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for managing authorized data flows using software defined networking include receiving flow criteria sent from a firewall and extracted from a first data packet, determining whether flow criteria of the first data packet matches an entry in a master data flow list, inserting the flow criteria from the first data packet into the master data flow list on a software defined networking controller, and sending the flow criteria of the first data packet to the router. The router may forward a second data packet associated with the data flow toward a destination based on the validation of the first data packet by the firewall. The flow criteria may not match an entry in a router data flow list on the router and may include at least two of: a source IP address, a destination IP address, a destination port, and a protocol of transmission.

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


Location based content aggregation and distribution systems and methods

Patent No. 10079899 

Inventor(s): Brian F. Roberts (Dallas, TX), Donald H. Relyea (Dallas, TX), Kristopher T. Frazier (Frisco, TX)

Assignee(s): Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)

Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15686618 on 08/25/2017 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a content posting from a device associated with a first user, the content posting including data representative of a content instance and a geographic location associated with the content instance; determining that a second user is associated with the geographic location associated with the content instance, wherein the determination is based on a first client device associated with the second user being or having been within a predefined proximity of the geographic location associated with the content instance; and authorizing, based on the second user being associated with the geographic location associated with the content instance, a second client device associated with the second user to submit an annotation to the content instance.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable media for managing associations between users in multiple over-the-top service platforms

Patent No. 10080118 

Inventor(s): Carroll Louise Gray-Preston (Morrisville, NC), James Angus McEachern (Stittsville, , CA), Michael Leeder (Stittsville, , CA), Richard C. Taylor (Manotick, , CA)

Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 13206111 on 08/09/2011 (2597 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for managing associations between users in multiple over-the-top (OTT) service platforms. The method includes receiving a first message indicating an action associated with a first user in a first OTT service platform. The method also includes generating, based on the first message, a second message for performing a related action in a second OTT service platform. The method further includes communicating the second message to the second OTT service platform.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Multiple coil data transmission system

Patent No. 10079090 

Inventor(s): Amer Atrash (Richardson, TX), Andrew Blaszczak (Richardson, TX), Jonathan Knight (Osaka, , JP), Ross Teggatz (McKinney, TX), Wayne Chen (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 13309423 on 12/01/2011 (2483 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multiple coil systems and methods are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver inductors, or coils, are coupled in a configuration for wirelessly transferring data and/or power among them. In preferred implementations, the systems and methods are used for transmitting data using pairs of coupled coils. One preferred aspect of the invention is that the coils are not permanently affixed in physical proximity to one another, but can be moved and/or interchanged.

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


Memory device containing wrap gate vertical select transistors and method of making thereof

Patent No. 10079267 

Inventor(s): Chao Feng Yeh (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tian Chen Dong (Yokkaichi, , JP)

Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)

Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15632773 on 06/26/2017 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate dielectric layer and a gate electrode layer are formed around semiconductor pillars. The gate electrode layer is patterned to remove top portions that protrude above the semiconductor pillars and divided into multiple strips. Each strip constitutes a gate electrode line including a horizontal layer portion and a plurality of surrounding portions that entirely laterally surround respective channel regions of the semiconductor pillars to form wrap gate vertical select field effect transistors. Vertical stacks of memory elements and alternating layer stacks including a vertically alternating sequence of insulating strips and electrically conductive word line strips are formed above the vertical field effect transistors. Vertical bit lines can be formed inside the vertical stacks of memory elements.

[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]


Embedding data on a power signal

Patent No. 10079573 

Inventor(s): Basil F. Pinzone, Jr. (Newbury, OH), James D. Lilly (Silver Spring, MD), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Joseph F. Pinzone (Cornelius, NC), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)

Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Red Oak, TX)

Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14847370 on 09/08/2015 (1106 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for embedding data on a guided surface wave. A guided surface waveguide probe emits power as a guided surface wave received by a guided surface wave receive structure circuit. An aggregate electric load of the receiver circuit is modulated with reference to a data signal. A current at the guided surface waveguide probe is monitored. A data signal is recaptured at the guided surface waveguide probe.

[H03C] MODULATION (masers or lasers H01S; coding, decoding or code conversion H03M)


Closed-loop automatic gain control in linear burst-mode transimpedance amplifier

Patent No. 10079584 

Inventor(s): Lei Jing (Wuhan, , CN), Naresh Chand (Warren, NJ), Ning Cheng (Basking Ridge, NJ), Peter Ossieur (Bruges, , BE)

Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15458698 on 03/14/2017 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical network system comprising an optical line terminal (OLT) and an optical network unit (ONU) coupled to the OLT and configured to communicate with the OLT via an optical signal. At least one of the OLT or the ONU comprises a closed-loop gain controlled transimpedance amplifier (TIA) comprising a first amplifier configured to receive an input signal, generate a main output signal by amplifying the input signal according to a gain factor of the first amplifier, and generate an auxiliary output proportional to the input signal, an average detector coupled to the first amplifier and configured to receive the auxiliary output, and determine an average of the input signal according to the auxiliary output, and a feedback loop coupled to the first amplifier and the average detector and configured to control the gain factor of the first amplifier according to the average of the input signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Circuit tuning scheme for FDSOI

Patent No. 10079597 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), Arul Balasubramaniyan (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)

Law Firm: Hoffman Warnick LLC (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15459867 on 03/15/2017 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of circuit tuning, including: applying a first positive voltage and a second positive voltage to a circuit structure, the circuit structure including a p-type metal-oxide semiconductor (PMOS) device with a flipped well transistor and an n-type metal-oxide semiconductor (NMOS) device; adjusting a first threshold voltage in response to the first positive voltage being applied to a p-well region of the NMOS device and adjusting a second threshold voltage in response to the second positive voltage being applied to the p-well region of the PMOS device; and compensating the first threshold voltage and the second threshold voltage through a backgate of the PMOS device and the NMOS device relative to a same common mode voltage.

[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]


Apparatus and method for pre-coding data based on channel statistics

Patent No. 10079629 

Inventor(s): Guosen Yue (Edison, NJ), Weng Chon Ao (Los Angeles, CA), Xiao-Feng Qi (Westfield, NJ)

Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15436599 on 02/17/2017 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for pre-coding data based on quantized channel state information and channel statistics. In use, channel statistics are collected. Further, one or more reference signals are sent to a wireless device via at least one channel. Thereafter, quantized channel state information is received that corresponds to the at least one channel, where the quantized channel state information is sent by the wireless device based on the one or more reference signals. Data is pre-coded based on the quantized channel state information and the channel statistics. Further, the pre-coded data is transmitted to the wireless device.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Measuring virtual infrastructure performance as a function of physical infrastructure performance

Patent No. 10079745 

Inventor(s): Venkata Siva N. Amulothu (Plano, TX)

Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts, LLP (6 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15225222 on 08/01/2016 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and associated systems for using a software-defined network (SDN) controller to automatically test cloud performance. A bandwidth measuring and optimizing system associated with the SDN controller detects a triggering condition and, in response, directs a network-management tool to measure a bandwidth of a segment of a physical infrastructure of a network and directs the SDN controller to provision a virtual machine that then measures a bandwidth of a corresponding segment of virtual infrastructure that is overlaid upon the physical segment. In some embodiments, these two tests are synchronized so as to concurrently measure physical and virtual bandwidths while the same test data passes through the virtual infrastructure segment. The measured bandwidth of the virtual segment is then compared to the measured bandwidth of the physical segment in order to determine an efficiency of the virtual network.

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


System and method for effectively controlling client behavior in adaptive streaming

Patent No. 10079870 

Inventor(s): Shaobo Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Xin Wang (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), Yongliang Liu (Beijing, , CN)

Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)

Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15225415 on 08/01/2016 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention teaches new solutions based on an alternative approach to controlling client behavior in adaptive streaming applications, namely, server managed adaptive streaming. in this approach, the client makes requests for streaming content and provides extra information about its behaviors, and the server verifies the information to determine if the requests can be granted. This way, even if the client is not trusted, its behaviors can be properly and effectively controlled. Moreover, all of the solutions resulting from adopting this server managed adaptive streaming approach fit into the MPEG/3GPP standards of Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH).

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


Managing sensitive information transfer between parties in a telephone conversation

Patent No. 10079935 

Inventor(s): Christian E. Loza (Denton, TX), Olivia G. Loza (Denton, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX), Tomyo G. Maeshiro (Denton, TX)

Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)

Law Firm: Garg Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15469083 on 03/24/2017 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication device associated with a first party monitors a call between the first party and a second party. The communication device identifies a request for sensitive information from the second party during the call. The communication device determines whether the requested sensitive information matches sensitive information stored in an encrypted data store by determining whether a text representation of the requested sensitive information matches a text representation of the sensitive information stored in the encrypted data store. The communication device sends, responsive to determining that the requested for sensitive information matches the stored sensitive information, the requested sensitive information to the second party.

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


System for adaptation of multiple digital signatures in a distributed network

Patent No. 10080132 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)

Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)

Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 15082645 on 03/28/2016 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for managing communication of data from Internet-connected devices, such as those devices within an IoT environment. Specifically, the invention provides automated determination of which devices are communicating to which third-party entities and, in some embodiments, the type of data being communicated to such third-party entities. Once such information is known, the third-party entity can be automatically placed into a designated third-party category, which defines the type of data that the third-party entity is authorized to receive. In addition, a user can manage the communications from such devices by selecting to prohibit (i.e., block) or limit, based on data type, which data is communicated to which third-party entities. Additionally, the identity of the third-party entities can be authenticated/verified, such that if the third-party entity cannot be verified, communication of data to that entity is blocked or limited.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for using synchronization signal for demodulation reference

Patent No. 10080217 

Inventor(s): Senbao Guo (Xi”an, , CN), Shuqiang Xia (Xi”an, , CN), Wenfeng Zhang (Plano, TX), Yunfeng Sun (Xi”an, , CN)

Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson, TX)

Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 14889925 on 05/07/2014 (1595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of using synchronization signal as demodulation reference signal is performed at an eNB in case that the demodulation reference signal is punctured by synchronization signal in a wireless communication network. The method comprises: determining whether there is a resource element collision between the demodulation reference signal and the synchronization signal; in accordance with a determination that there is a resource element collision between the two signals: using the synchronization signal as the demodulation reference signal in a PRB pair containing the synchronization signal; and transmitting the synchronization signal as the demodulation reference signal to a UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Wedge for a tile installation device

Patent No. D828734 

Inventor(s): Clinton D. Bunch (Sunnyvale, TX), Joshua A. Bunch (North Richland Hills, TX)

Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)

Application No., Date, Speed: 29593720 on 02/11/2017 (584 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract
Patent Class: N/A


Wedge for a tile installation device

Patent No. D828735 

Inventor(s): Clinton D. Bunch (Sunnyvale, TX), Joshua A. Bunch (North Richland Hills, TX)

Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED

Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)

Application No., Date, Speed: 29593721 on 02/11/2017 (584 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract
Patent Class: N/A


Lighting fixture

Patent No. D828949 

Inventor(s): Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX)

Assignee(s): FLEX LTD. (, , CN)

Law Firm: Carter, DeLuca, Farrell Schmidt, LLP (1 non-local offices)

Application No., Date, Speed: 29590553 on 01/11/2017 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract
Patent Class: N/A

 

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