Dallas Invents: 63 Patents Granted for Week of June 19

Patents granted include Nike’s golf club head with “impact-influencing” features; Futurewei Technologies’ increased spatial resolution for panoramic video; Harvard’s invention for regulating microRNA biogenesis that relates to helping prevent cancer; and Frito-Lay’s method for producing expanded nut kernels.

An illustration from Nike’s patent No. 9999812 shows a golf club head with body features that are influenced by an impact. [Illustration: 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 June 19, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

63 patents granted    Ranked No. 14 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 8

SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 4

PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA, US) 2

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

ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

N/A


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

180 days
Placement of augmented reality objects using a guide marker
Patent No. 10002442
Inventors: Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney), Jason Hoover (Grapevine), Micah Price (Anna), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton), Sunil Vasisht (Flower Mound)
Assignee: Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA)

2,769 days
Managed multiplexing of video in an adaptive bit rate environment
Patent No. 10003851
Inventors: Adam S. Tom (San Francisco), Yuval Fisher (Palo Alto)
Assignee: Imagine Communications Corp. (Frisco)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Lin28/let-7 crystal structures, purification protocols, and molecular probes suitable for screening assays and therapeutics
Patent No. 10000756 

Inventor(s): Yunsun Nam (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (Cambridge, MA)
Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15420571 on 01/31/2017 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for regulating microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis. The invention also relates to compositions and methods for treating or preventing cancer in a subject in need thereof. Patent Class: {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)


Production of expanded nuts
Patent No. 9999242 

Inventor(s): Cynthia M. Stewart (Carmel, NY), Daniel Vera Nunez (Leicester, , GB), Dimitrios Lykomitros (Amsterdam, , NL), Joanna Campbell (Lincolnshire, , GB), Jung Han (Frisco, TX), Ray McGarvey (Maspeth, NY)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15107029 on 12/23/2013 (1639 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of producing expanded nuts, the method comprising the steps of: (a) immersing a plurality of nut kernels in an aqueous liquid thereby hydrating at least a portion of each kernel; and (b) gun puffing the hydrated kernels causing at least one of expansion and blistering of at least an outer surface of the nut kernels. There is also disclosed a method of method of producing expanded nuts, the method comprising the steps of: (a) immersing a plurality of nut kernels in an aqueous liquid at a pressure of at least 100 MPa thereby hydrating at least a portion of each kernel; and (b) dehydrating the hydrated kernels causing at least one of expansion and blistering of at least an outer surface of the nut kernels. NULL


Implant device having a non-planar surface
Patent No. 9999516 

Inventor(s): Jessee Hunt (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): 4Web, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14743555 on 06/18/2015 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various embodiments, an implant for interfacing with a bone structure includes a web structure including a space truss. The space truss includes two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes and the web structure is configured to interface with human bone tissue. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes accessing an intersomatic space and inserting an implant into the intersomatic space. The implant includes a web structure including a space truss. The space truss includes two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes and the web structure is configured to interface with human bone tissue. Patent Class: {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]


Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
Patent No. 9999812 

Inventor(s): Rick S. Wahlin (Keller, TX), Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14724471 on 05/28/2015 (1118 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head with a face having an outer surface configured for striking a ball, a body connected to the face, and a channel located in the body. The channel is configured to influence the characteristics of the impact of a ball on the face, such as by flexing or compressing in response to the force of the impact, exerting a response or reaction force on the face, changing the motion or behavior of the face, and other manners. The head may also include a pair of channels that have a gap between them. Patent Class: {A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)


 

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

Retractable landing gear
Patent No. 10000279 

Inventor(s): William E. Luce (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15001841 on 01/20/2016 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for retractable landing gear. A landing gear arrangement may comprise: a trailing arm; a shock strut; a link rotatably coupled to a first end of the shock strut and rotatably coupled to the trailing arm, the link including a pivot; a rotatable latch rotatably coupled to the link; and an actuator coupled between the rotatable latch and the trailing arm, the rotatable latch configured to rotate about the pivot, the pivot located between a first end and a second end of the rotatable latch, the rotatable latch configured to rotate in a first direction in response to the actuator extending and configured to rotate in a second direction in response to the actuator compressing. Patent Class: {B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Variable volume containers useful in pack-off operations
Patent No. 10000306 

Inventor(s): Brian Klem (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett Henry, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14709836 on 05/12/2015 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are container apparatuses that have variable volume capacity, which are useful, for example, as pack-off containers in operations involving manufactured articles. The container apparatuses can have vertically translatable bottom members to adjust volume capacity, and the bottom members can also be rotatable to facilitate the presentation of manufactured articles for removal. The vertically translatable bottom members can be suspended flexible sheet materials, portions of which can be raised or lowered to re-contour the shape of and adjust the volume capacity of the container apparatuses. Patent Class: {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)


Apparatus and method for a free-spinning wire dispensing reel
Patent No. 10000356 

Inventor(s): John L. Rhoads (The Colony, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15251695 on 08/30/2016 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for dispensing wire or cable from a reel assembly. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly for dispensing wire from any surface. In another embodiment, the apparatus includes an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly and the external bay. The external bay is capable of freely rotation relative to the outer flange assembly and the inner flange assembly. In another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. In yet another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay. Patent Class: {B65H] HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES


Disposable processing bag with alignment feature
Patent No. 9999568 

Inventor(s): James Austin (Fort Worth, TX), James Hobson (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): EMD Millipore Corporation (Burlington, MA)
Law Firm: EMD Millipore Corporation (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15005118 on 01/25/2016 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an alignment device for a bag containing one or more ports. The alignment device is attached to either the one or more ports or to the bag adjacent the one or more ports. The plate has an indicator or a unique outer edge shape that is designed to fit into a corresponding unique opening in a holder to ensure proper alignment of the bag and its port(s) in the holder. The plate is has a series of holes equal to and in alignment with the one or more ports of the bag and the port(s) extend through the holes of the plate. Patent Class: {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


Methods and materials for direct NOx decomposition in lean exhaust gases
Patent No. 9999875 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Ann Arbor, MI), Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Krishna Reddy Gunugunuri (Ann Arbor, MI), Torin C. Peck (Ypsilanti, 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: 15140087 on 04/27/2016 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A noble metal-free lanthanum transition metal perovskite catalyst material. The noble metal-free lanthanum transition metal perovskite catalyst material may include a two phase mixture of a lanthanum transition metal perovskite with an alkali or alkaline earth metal carbonate, a lanthanum transition metal perovskite doped with an alkali or alkaline earth metal, or a combination thereof. The lanthanum transition metal perovskite catalyst material provides direct decomposition of NOx into N{subscript]2 {/subscript]and O{subscript]2 {/subscript]without the presence of a noble metal and in the presence of excess O{subscript]2{/subscript]. Patent Class: {B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]


Specimen container for urine and other liquids
Patent No. 9999888 

Inventor(s): Alex Stefanowicz (Ocean Ridge, FL), Robert Ziegler (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): INTEGRATED LAB SOLUTIONS, INC. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15159745 on 05/19/2016 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A specimen container for urine and other liquids is provided having a container lid, an elastomeric septum, a cup, and a non-porous seal. The elastomeric septum covers a septum hole in the lid, and the non-porous seal is affixed to the lid such that it creates a liquid-tight boundary between the septum and the chamber within the bottle. The septum includes a depressed portion and an area of minimum thickness shaped to allow an implement to pass through the area of minimum thickness. The depressed portion may also include a pre-cut which allows the implement to pass through the septum more easily. Patent Class: {B01L] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE (apparatus for medical or pharmaceutical purposes A61; apparatus for industrial purposes or laboratory apparatus whose construction and performance are comparable to that of similar industrial apparatus, see the relevant classes for industrial apparatus, particularly subclasses of B01 and C12; separating or distilling apparatus B01D; mixing or stirring devices B01F; atomisers B05B; sieves B07B; corks, bungs B65D; handling liquids in general B67; vacuum pumps F04; siphons F04F 10/00; taps, stop-cocks F16K; tubes, tube joints F16L; apparatus specially adapted for investigating or analysing materials G01, particularly G01N; electrical or optical apparatus, see the relevant classes in sections G and H)


Method and system for controlling the quality of a stamped part
Patent No. 9999911 

Inventor(s): Charles David Apps (Livermore, CA), Joshua A.H. Walter (Innerkip, , CA), Michael J. Gravis (Woodstock, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14571845 on 12/16/2014 (1281 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for detecting a defective part and the type of defect formed during stamping operations. The system and method will not only detect the defect but also the nature of the defect and the time at which the defect occurred during stamping operations. Such information is useful not only in quality control but also in isolating a problem which may exist in stamping operations and thus eliminating time for isolating such problems and correcting them. The system and method uses a profile of a properly stamped part to detect a defect, and the root cause of the defect. Patent Class: {B21C] MANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES, PROFILES OR LIKE SEMI-MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING; AUXILIARY OPERATIONS USED IN CONNECTION WITH METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL


 

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

Accelerated drying concrete compositions and methods of manufacturing thereof
Patent No. 10000414 

Inventor(s): Alana Guzzetta (San Jose, CA), Raymond C. Turpin, Jr. (Atlanta, GA), Ryan Allen Henkensiefken (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): U.S. CONCRETE, INC. (Euless, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes Boone, LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14867545 on 09/28/2015 (995 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cementitious compositions and processes for preparing and using the cementitious compositions are provided. The cementitious compositions are characterized by the property of a reduced or an attenuated water vapor emission from a cementitious mix and a concrete formed therefrom. Certain cementitious compositions are characterized by the property of accelerated drying while still maintaining good workability. Methods of improving water retention and surface drying of concrete, including lightweight concrete are provided. A water soluble ionic salt may be used to sequester water within the pores and capillaries of the cement paste and/or porous lightweight aggregate. In some examples, the salt may be added directly to concrete or aggregates may be infused with a water-salt solution to provide treated porous aggregates having improved water saturation and water retention. Patent Class: {C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Adjustable locator retaining wall block and mold apparatus
Patent No. 9999993 

Inventor(s): William H. Karau (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): PAVESTONE, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15688784 on 08/28/2017 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system of retaining wall blocks, a method of assembling a retaining wall block assembly, and a mold for manufacturing retaining wall blocks having adjustable engagement configurations. Patent Class: {E04C] STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S)


 

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

 

Cyclonic thermal diffuser and method
Patent No. 10001048 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Conner Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15075480 on 03/21/2016 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diffuser is configured for use on a vehicle having an engine and an exhaust pipe. The diffuser includes a conduit with a first end configured to receive exhaust gases from the engine. A diffusion fitting is coupled to a second end of the conduit to receive exhaust gases discharged from the conduit. The diffusion fitting has an outer wall that includes a curved surface. The curved surface is configured to guide the exhaust gases discharged from the conduit about an axis so that exhaust gases exit a first side of the diffusion fitting rotating about the axis. Patent Class: {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)


Aimable well test burner system
Patent No. 10001275 

Inventor(s): Trace Wayne Cody (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14758296 on 02/01/2013 (1964 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well test burner system has a plurality of burner nozzles supported by a support structure. Each burner nozzle has an air inlet, a well product inlet and an air/well product mixture outlet. At least one of the burner nozzles is supported to pivot relative to the support structure while the burner nozzle is operating to expel air/well product mixture. Patent Class: {F23D] BURNERS


Illuminated cooler with improved built-in illumination
Patent No. 10001321 

Inventor(s): James Larson Statham (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Tompkins, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14659586 on 03/16/2015 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an illuminated cooler with a light source positioned below an expected top level of contents of the cooler. A light source is preferably between two and six inches below an expected top level of contents. Most preferably, the cooler will comprise multiple lights arranged at varying heights within the cooler or a single light that provides light sources at a range of heights. The cooler may also comprise a switch to activate the lights when the cooler is opened, an ambient light sensor, and a processor. Patent Class: {F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


Riser for firearms accessory rails
Patent No. 10001344 

Inventor(s): Ashley C Emerson (Weatherford, TX), Michael B ALford (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15000046 on 01/19/2016 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A riser for spacing a firearms accessory from a firearms accessory rail has a body, at least a portion of the body having approximately the same cross-sectional shape and slot configuration as a mounting portion of the accessory rail, at least one lug depending from the body and extending laterally, the lug being adapted for insertion into a slot of the accessory rail, and a hook adapted for coupling the riser to the accessory rail, the hook extending from a lateral end of the lug. At least a portion of the hook is adapted to be longitudinally aligned with the slot of the accessory rail and adapted to engage the accessory rail by contacting the accessory rail below the associated slot of the accessory rail. Patent Class: {F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5]


Fluid regulator having a biased pressure sense tube
Patent No. 10001785 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Michael Sanders (Dallas, TX), Tung Kim Nguyen (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14712631 on 05/14/2015 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid regulating device includes a valve body, a control element, a control assembly, and a sense tube. The valve body has an inlet, an outlet, a valve port, and a control element adapted to be displaced relative to the valve port to control the flow of a fluid between the inlet and the outlet. The control assembly is operatively coupled to the control element and includes a diaphragm disposed adjacent a diaphragm chamber. The sense tube has a first end, a second end, and a sense hole. The first end is positioned to communicate with the diaphragm chamber, the second end is disposed adjacent the outlet, and the sense hole being formed in the sense tube between the first end and the second end and being oriented along an axis that is angled relative to an axis of the outlet. Patent Class: {F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING


 

P H Y S I C S

Measuring and marking tool
Patent No. 10001370 

Inventor(s): Britton Foster (Pilot Point, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: PatentFile, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15072581 on 03/17/2016 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a measuring and marking tool may include a triangular base member with a right angle and two complementary opposite angles formed by a first leg, a second leg, and a hypotenuse. A pivotal coupling element may pivotally couple an arm element to the right angle of the base member, allowing the arm element to pivot towards and away from the first and second legs. Preferably, a leveling device may be coupled to the arm element. A locking element may be operably connected to the arm element for arresting the pivotal movement of the arm element relative to the base member. An elongated marking aperture, which may have a plurality of marking indentations, may be disposed on the base member. Patent Class: {G01B] MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS


Using 3D computed tomography to analyze shaped charge explosives
Patent No. 10001447 

Inventor(s): Corbin Sean Glenn (Burleson, TX), John Norris Smith (Burleson, TX), Patrick William Powell (Nemo, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14901772 on 05/13/2015 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include positioning at least one calibration disk in a computed tomography (CT) scanner and positioning a pellet in the CT scanner. The at least one calibration disk and the pellet may both be made of a same powder exhibiting a known density. The method may further include scanning the at least one calibration disk and the pellet using the CT scanner to obtain one or more CT images of the pellet and the at least one calibration disk, and comparing a density of the pellet with the known density of the at least one calibration disk based on the one or more CT images. Patent Class: {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)


Magnifying device for jewelry and system for use of same
Patent No. 10001466 

Inventor(s): Daniel L. Kessler (Dallas, TX), Henry M. Kessler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sy Kessler Sales, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15278446 on 09/28/2016 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnifying device for jewelry and system for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the magnifying device, a securing ring is coupled to a body to selectively attach in a snap-fit engagement with a gem tester. A hinge assembly is also coupled to the body and a support frame is pivotally coupled thereto. A seat within the support frame defines a circular opening securing a magnifying lens therein. The support frame also includes a pivot blade extending therefrom that accepts rotational bearing force to cause the support frame and therefore the magnifying lens to rotate relative to the body. Patent Class: {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)


Diagnostic analyzers with pretreatment carousels and related methods
Patent No. 10001497 

Inventor(s): Brian L. Ochranek (Southlake, TX), David C. Arnquist (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14142474 on 12/27/2013 (1635 days app to issue)

Abstract: Diagnostic analyzers with pretreatment carousels and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first carousel that includes a first annular array of slots to receive a first vessel. The example first carousel also includes a first track of rotation about the first carousel having a first diameter and a second track of rotation about the first carousel having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter. The example apparatus includes a first diverter to move the first vessel from the first track to the second track. In addition, the example apparatus includes a second carousel coaxial with the first carousel. The example second carousel includes a second annular array of slots to receive a second vessel. Patent Class: {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)


System and method for detecting voltage dependence in insulation systems based on harmonic analysis
Patent No. 10001520 

Inventor(s): Mats Gunnar Ohlen (Stockholm, , SE), Nils Peter Werelius (Brottby, , SE)
Assignee(s): AVO Multi-Amp Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14828339 on 08/17/2015 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of testing an insulation system is disclosed. The method comprises coupling a first test lead to a first conductor, the first conductor at least partly isolated by the insulation system and coupling a second test lead to a second conductor or a ground. The method further comprises applying a test signal to the first test lead, receiving a test response from the second test lead, and analyzing the test response from the second test lead to determine a harmonic content of the test response. The method further comprises, when the harmonic content is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold, determining that the insulator system has non-linear properties. Patent Class: {G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)


Geolocation with guided surface waves
Patent No. 10001553 

Inventor(s): 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 (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14839175 on 08/28/2015 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for fixing a navigational position using guided surface waves launched from guided surface wave waveguide probes at various ground stations. A navigation unit may fix its position by determining the travel time of guided surface waves from the ground stations to the navigation unit. In another embodiment, the navigation unit may also fix its position by determining the change in intensity of the guided surface waves after travelling from the ground stations to the navigation unit. In other embodiments, the navigation unit may also fix its position by determining the difference in phases of phase-locked guided surface waves as they travel from the ground stations to the navigation unit. Patent Class: {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


Setback controls based on out-of-room presence information obtained from mobile devices
Patent No. 10001791 

Inventor(s): Stig Lagerstedt (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY AB (, , SE)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14417645 on 07/26/2013 (1789 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for managing energy consumption in multi-room facilities are provided. In particular, intelligent mechanisms for determining a location of a mobile device ({b]124{/b]) associated with a room ({b]112{/b]{i]a, {/i]{b]112{/b]{i]b . . . {/i]{b]112{/b]{i]n{/i]) and then for managing energy settings, especially setback controls, of that room ({b]112{/b]{i]a, {/i]{b]112{/b]{i]b . . . {/i]{b]112{/b]{i]n{/i]) are provided. Some logic for implementing these mechanisms may be provided in a mobile device ({b]124{/b]) and in-room device, such as a motion detector, thermostat, HVAC controller, door, lock, television, set top box, etc. Patent Class: {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)


Network re-timer with forward error correction handling
Patent No. 10002038 

Inventor(s): Jason Jung (Garland, TX), John Wastlick (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hanley Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15143445 on 04/29/2016 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network re-timer with forward error correction handling is disclosed. An example network re-timer includes a first receiver to receive data from a first connected device and to re-time the data to generate re-timed data, a first transmitter to transmit the re-timed data to a second connected device, a first auto-negotiation handler communicatively coupled to the first receiver to control a first forward error correction mode for communications with the first connected device, and a second auto-negotiation handler communicatively coupled to the first transmitter to control a second forward error correction mode for communications with the second connected device, wherein the first forward error correction mode is different than the second forward error correction mode. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Systems and methods of detecting errors during read operations and skipping word line portions
Patent No. 10002042 

Inventor(s): Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzeliya, , IL), Karin Inbar (Ramat Hasharon, , IL), Roi Kirshenbaum (Hod Hasharon, , IL), Uri Peltz (Hod Hasharon, , IL), Yigal Eli (Petach Tikva, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14920685 on 10/22/2015 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a non-volatile memory and a controller coupled to the non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory includes a plurality of blocks and each block of the plurality of blocks includes a plurality of word lines. The controller is configured to receive data read from a word line of a block of the non-volatile memory and to determine an error indicator value based on the data. The controller is further configured to, responsive to the error indicator value satisfying a threshold, indicate that at least a portion of the word line is to be skipped during writing of second data to the block of the non-volatile memory. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Service desk data transfer interface
Patent No. 10002203 

Inventor(s): Cynthia L. Sturgeon (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): BMC Software, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14729684 on 06/03/2015 (1112 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for managing data transfer operations includes at least one data server including data stored in a plurality of data fields, at least one transaction server operatively coupled to the at least one data server and configured to provide at least one customizable business rule and a customer relationship application, an information server operatively coupled to the at least one transaction server, and at least one workstation operatively coupled to the information server. The least one workstation includes local memory accessible to the customer relationship application and configured to provide web communication and presentation services to a user of the at least one workstation that are deployed on the information server. The at least one customizable business rule specifies a mapping between the plurality of data fields and the local memory, the mapping having been provided by the user interacting with the web communication and presentation services. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Bootstrap OS protection and recovery
Patent No. 10002251 

Inventor(s): Akos Horvath (Kitchener, , CA), Alessandro Faieta (Kitchener, , CA)
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15068069 on 03/11/2016 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for protecting a computer system provides bootstrap operating system detection and recovery and provides the capability to detect malware, such as rootkits, before the operating system has been loaded and provides the capability to patch malfunctions that block the ability of the computer system to access the Internet. A method for protecting a computer system includes reading stored status information indicating whether network connectivity was available the last time an operating system of the computer system was operational, when the stored status information indicates that network connectivity was not available, obtaining a software patch, and executing and applying the software patch. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Preferential pricing, system and method
Patent No. 10002399 

Inventor(s): Nancy K. Lee (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Intelmate LLC (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: FBFK PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13957204 on 08/01/2013 (1783 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides for a computer-implemented method for self-selection into a familial-based discount telephonic rate program. The method includes receiving an indication that a person is related to a current participant of the familial-based discount telephonic rate program and adding a person to the familial-based discount telephonic rate program as a relative to a current participant. The computer-implemented method further includes providing discounted telephone call rates for phone calls between the person and the current participant. Patent Class: {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 guide marker
Patent No. 10002442 

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: 15850387 on 12/21/2017 (180 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some implementations, 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 guide marker for presentation on the display. The guide marker may be superimposed on an image being captured by the camera and presented on the display. The system may determine three-dimensional (3D) coordinates of an intersection point associated with the guide marker. The intersection point may be a point where a projection of the guide marker into 3D space intersects with a horizontal plane identified in the image. The system may determine two-dimensional (2D) coordinates for presentation of an augmented reality object on the display based on the 3D coordinates of the intersection point. The system may superimpose a representation of the augmented reality object on the image based on the 2D coordinates. Patent Class: {G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Apparatuses and methods for sharing transmission vias for memory devices
Patent No. 10002647 

Inventor(s): Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15442501 on 02/24/2017 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for transmitting die state information between a plurality of dies are described. An example apparatus includes: a plurality of dies, wherein each die of the plurality of dies includes a first through electrode and a second through electrode; a first path including the first electrodes of the plurality of dies in series; and a second path including the first electrodes of the plurality of dies in series. The first path transmits first internal state information related to a first state of at least one die of the plurality of dies. The second path transmits second internal state information related to a second state of at least one die of the plurality of dies. Patent Class: {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)


Preliminary ready indication for memory operations on non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10002649 

Inventor(s): Alex Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Eli Elmoalem (Nili, , IL), Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Idan Alrod (Herzeliya, , IL), Roie Shpaizman (Sede Hemed, , IL), Ronen Golan (Petah-Tikva, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15440975 on 02/23/2017 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for providing a preliminary ready indication for non-volatile memory. A non-volatile memory element initiates a write operation for one or more storage cells of the non-volatile memory element. The non-volatile memory element determines whether a progress threshold is satisfied for the write operation. The non-volatile memory element provides a preliminary ready indication, indicating that the progress threshold is satisfied. Patent Class: {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)


Detection of grounding strap breakage
Patent No. 10002748 

Inventor(s): Kelby Yancy (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Applied Materials, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14610572 on 01/30/2015 (1236 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method for detecting the breakage of one or more grounding straps without stopping processing or opening the processing chamber for inspection. In one embodiment, a method for detecting grounding strap breakage in a processing chamber includes monitoring real-time RF related data from plasma generated in the processing chamber. The method also includes comparing the real-time RF related data with a pre-determined threshold RF related data. The method includes generating an alert if the real-time RF related data meets or exceeds the pre-determined threshold RF related data. In one embodiment, the RF related data includes RF frequency, direct current voltage, voltage peak-to-peak, and/or RF reflected power. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Social networking media system and application
Patent No. 10003564 

Inventor(s): Joie Assani Aganze (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams (Local + 689 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15458769 on 03/14/2017 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of regulating the display of digital content media in a social media platform is described. The method includes processing digital content media via one or more processors. The processors are in communication with an input/output interface and a database. Each item of digital content media is associated with a particular user and stored in a database. The system displays the digital content media within a media feed through the input/output interface in accordance to the preferences of each user. Command data is received and processed for each user. The system automatically allocates the placement of the digital content media according to a defined point value. Each digital content media is assigned a point value by the posting user which is automatically ranked by the system in accordance with the assigned point value. The system updates the media feed to reflect new and modified point values. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Virtual world subgroup determination and segmentation for performance scalability
Patent No. 10003640 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, 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: 15443797 on 02/27/2017 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of decreasing server loads and, more particularly, to decrease server load by automatically determining subgroups based on object interactions and computational expenditures. The system includes a plurality of servers; a subgroup optimization module configured to segment a plurality of objects into optimal subgroups; and a server transfer module configured to apportion one or more of the optimal subgroups between the plurality of servers based on a load of each of the plurality of servers. The method includes determining a relationship amongst a plurality of objects; segmenting the objects into optimized subgroups based on the relationships; and apportioning the optimized subgroups amongst a plurality of servers based on server load. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Method and system of session-aware load balancing
Patent No. 10003641 

Inventor(s): Qiwen Zhang (Plano, TX), Serdar Sahin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Nicholson De Vos Webster Elliott LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14488085 on 09/16/2014 (1372 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods implemented in a network device are disclosed for maintaining session integrity through load balancing. The method assigns a same virtual Internet protocol VIPA to the network device and a set of servers. The network device is assigned a set of next hop IP addresses, where each next hop IP address corresponds to a route to a server, and the VIPA of the network device is advertised to outside of the load balancing system. When a packet is a first packet from a source of a communication session and destined to the VIPA, the network device selects a next hop IP address to forward to a server according to its load balancing policy. The selection is saved so that subsequent packets of the same communication session from the same source will be forwarded to the same server. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


System and method of implementing an object storage infrastructure for cloud-based services
Patent No. 10003650 

Inventor(s): Kalpesh Patel (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Egnyte, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Henneman Associates, PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14824931 on 08/12/2015 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for storing objects in an object storage system includes the steps of establishing a network connection with a client over an inter-network, receiving an upload request indicating an object to be uploaded by the client, selecting at least two storage nodes on which the object will be stored, receiving the object from the client via the network connection, and streaming the object to each of the selected storage nodes such that the object is stored on each of the selected storage nodes. The method can also include writing an object record associating the object and the selected storage nodes to a shard of an object database and generating a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The UUID indicates the shard and the object ID of the object record, such that the object record can be quickly retrieved. Object storage infrastructures are also disclosed. Patent Class: {G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


 

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Multi-channel memory operations based on bit error rates
Patent No. 10002086 

Inventor(s): Amir Shaharabany (Kochav Yair, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Ran Zamir (Ramat Gan, , IL), Stella Achtenberg (Netanya, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15385324 on 12/20/2016 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an illustrative example, a device includes a memory and a controller that is coupled to the memory and that is configured to communicate with the memory using at least a first channel and a second channel. The controller includes a bit error rate (BER) estimator configured to estimate a first BER corresponding to the first channel and a second BER corresponding to the second channel. The controller also includes a throughput balancer configured to determine whether to adjust at least one of a first clock rate of the first channel or a second clock rate of the second channel based on the first BER and the second BER. Patent Class: {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]


Storage system and method for providing gray levels of read security
Patent No. 10002265 

Inventor(s): Alexander Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Ariel Navon (Revava, , IL), Danny Berler (Tel-Mond, , IL), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Ofer Shapira (Herzliya, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15353511 on 11/16/2016 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage system and method for providing gray levels of read security are provided. In one embodiment, a storage system is provided comprising a memory and a controller in communication with the memory. The controller is configured to perform a test of a security feature of the storage system; and in response to failure of the test of the security feature of the storage system, degrade a subsequent read of a set of locations in the memory. Other embodiments are possible, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination. Patent Class: {H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Fin-FET resonant body transistor
Patent No. 10002859 

Inventor(s): Bichoy Bahr (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15632909 on 06/26/2017 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Circuit structures including a FinFET resonant body transistor are disclosed. One circuit structure includes: a plurality of fins over a substrate and a plurality of gate structures over the plurality of fins, the plurality of gate structures including at least one voltage sensing gate and multiple driving junction gates disposed on opposing sides of the at least one voltage sensing gate; at least one phononic crystal, wherein the at least one phononic crystal is arranged to confine vibrational energy arising from electrically induced mechanical stresses in the fins disposed below the driving junction gates; and, wherein the electrically induced mechanical stresses modulate carrier mobility in the at least one voltage sensing gate to produce a current extractable by the circuit structure. Patent Class: {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]


Atomic layer deposition of selected molecular clusters
Patent No. 10002938 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14464604 on 08/20/2014 (1399 days app to issue)

Abstract: Energy bands of a thin film containing molecular clusters are tuned by controlling the size and the charge of the clusters during thin film deposition. Using atomic layer deposition, an ionic cluster film is formed in the gate region of a nanometer-scale transistor to adjust the threshold voltage, and a neutral cluster film is formed in the source and drain regions to adjust contact resistance. A work function semiconductor material such as a silver bromide or a lanthanum oxide is deposited so as to include clusters of different sizes such as dimers, trimers, and tetramers, formed from isolated monomers. A type of Atomic Layer Deposition system is used to deposit on semiconductor wafers molecular clusters to form thin film junctions having selected energy gaps. A beam of ions contains different ionic clusters which are then selected for deposition by passing the beam through a filter in which different apertures select clusters based on size and orientation. Patent Class: {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 remove measurement receiver counter intermodulation distortion for transmitter calibration
Patent No. 10003415 

Inventor(s): Hong Jiang (Kernersville, NC), Wael Al-Qaq (Oak Ridge, NC), Zhihang Zhang (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15404142 on 01/11/2017 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, computer readable medium, and method are provided for calibrating a wireless transmitter. A transceiver that includes a radio frequency transmitter, a measurement receiver, and a local oscillator unit may be calibrated by adjusting the duty cycle of the radio frequency signals generated by the local oscillator unit. The method for calibrating the wireless transmitter includes the steps of collecting measurement data corresponding to a number of pre-defined duty ratio correction factors, calculating estimated optimum duty ratio correction factors based on the measurement data, and determining a final optimum duty ratio correction factor from the estimated optimum duty ratio correction factors. The pre-defined duty ratio correction factors may be selected to simplify the calculations for choosing the final optimum duty ratio correction factor. The wireless transmitter can be calibrated by configuring the local oscillator unit based on the final optimum duty ratio correction factor. Patent Class: {H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Half-cycled orthogonal frequency divisional multiplexing transmission and reception
Patent No. 10003423 

Inventor(s): Fan Li (Morristown, NJ), Jianjun Yu (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14891598 on 05/15/2014 (1496 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical transmitter transmits an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol in which only one-half of available subcarriers are modulated with data and the remaining subcarriers are suppressed by not modulating with data. The transmission is of duration equal to half the symbol period of the OFDM symbol, resulting in a half-cycle transmission. An optical receiver receives the half-cycle transmission OFDM symbol, regenerates the full time domain representation and recovers data modulated on the one-half of available subcarriers. The modulated subcarriers and the suppressed subcarriers alternate in the frequency domain. Patent Class: {H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Using noisy window for uncalibrated optical network unit activation
Patent No. 10003428 

Inventor(s): Denis Andreyevich Khotimsky (Westborough, MA), DeZhi Zhang (Shanghai, , CN), SongLin Zhu (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14891643 on 03/24/2014 (1548 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of Noisy Window and associated management messages to support set splitting if activating ONUs with uncalibrated transmitter, offering a power grant for unmodulated upstream transmission, measuring the average received optical power in all upstream wavelength channels and providing downstream indication of the upstream wavelength channel with abnormally high average received power. Patent Class: {H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods and apparatus for transmitting modulation signals
Patent No. 10003443 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Matsuoka (Kanagawa, , JP), Masayuki Orihashi (Kanagawa, , JP), Yutaka Murakami (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Wi-Fi One, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15467260 on 03/23/2017 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of modulation signals is generated. Each of the plurality of modulation signals includes a pilot symbol sequence having a plurality of pilot symbols. Each pilot symbol sequence is inserted at a same temporal point in each modulation signal, and each pilot symbol in the pilot symbol sequence has a non-zero amplitude. A quantity of the plurality of pilot symbols in each pilot symbol sequence is greater than or equal to a quantity of the plurality of modulation signals to be transmitted. The plurality of modulation signals are transmitted in an identical frequency band from a plurality of antennas. Each of the transmitted plurality of modulation signals includes transmission data and one of the pilot symbol sequences. Patent Class: {H03D] DEMODULATION OR TRANSFERENCE OF MODULATION FROM ONE CARRIER TO ANOTHER (masers, lasers H01S; circuits capable of acting both as modulator and demodulator H03C, e.g. balanced modulators H03C 1/54; details applicable to both modulators and frequency-changers H03C; demodulating pulses which have been modulated with a continuously-variable signal H03K 9/00; transforming types of pulse modulation H03K 11/00; relay systems, e.g. repeater stations H04B 7/14; demodulators adapted for digitally modulated-carrier systems H04L 27/00; synchronous demodulators adapted for colour television H04N 9/66)


Control and data signaling in SC-FDMA communication systems
Patent No. 10003447 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR)
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14863015 on 09/23/2015 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting data, acknowledgement information, and a channel quality indicator (CQI). The method includes if the acknowledgement information and the data are in a slot, transmitting a first type symbol in the slot, wherein the first type symbol includes a reference signal; transmitting a second type symbol in the slot, wherein the second type symbol includes the data; and transmitting a third type symbol in the slot, wherein the third type symbol includes the acknowledgement information and the data, if the acknowledgement information, the CQI, and the data are in the slot, transmitting a first type symbol in the slot, wherein the first type symbol includes the reference signal; transmitting a second type symbol in the slot, wherein the second type symbol includes the data, and the CQI; and transmitting a third type symbol in the slot, wherein the third type symbol includes the acknowledgement information, the CQI, and the data. Patent Class: {H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Service chain header and metadata transport
Patent No. 10003530 

Inventor(s): Hong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA), Louis Fourie (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14806351 on 07/22/2015 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: Metadata may be embedded in a service chain header (SCH) appended to a packet that is forwarded over a service chain path. The metadata may include information that is used to process the packet at a downstream service function chain (SFC) entity on the service chain path. The metadata TLV field may identify a service action to be performed by a downstream SFC entity. For example, the metadata TLV field may instruct the downstream SFC entity to drop the packet, to redirect the packet (or a traffic flow associated with the packet), to mirror a traffic flow, to terminate a communication connection, to start or stop a packet accounting, and/or to apply a higher grade of service. In another embodiment, the metadata TLV field specifies an OAM service action list that identifies service actions that have been performed on the packet. Patent Class: {H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Proactive load balancing based on fractal analysis
Patent No. 10003538 

Inventor(s): Fangping Liu (Plano, TX), Serhat Nazim Avci (Milpitas, CA), Zhenjiang Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15177020 on 06/08/2016 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for load balancing link utilization of a networking device based on fractal analysis. In one embodiment, link utilization of switches, routers, etc. in a data center is balanced based on a fractal model of the link utilization. Techniques disclosed herein are proactive. For example, instead of reacting to link congestion, the technique predicts future link utilization based on fractal analysis. Then, packet flows (or flowlets) may be assigned to links based on the predicted future link utilization. Hence, congestion on links may be reduced or prevented. Patent Class: {H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Method and apparatus for priority flow and congestion control in ethernet network
Patent No. 10003544 

Inventor(s): Fangping Liu (San Jose, CA), Serhat Avci (San Jose, CA), Zhenjiang Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14965576 on 12/10/2015 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is configured to perform a method for congestion control in an Ethernet network. The method includes determining an egress queue congestion state for each of a plurality of egress queues. The method also includes determining an ingress queue congestion state for each of a plurality of ingress queues. The method further includes determining a flow control state for at least one of the ingress queues based on the determined egress queue congestion states and ingress queue congestion states. In addition, the method includes transmitting a flow control message to the at least one ingress queue based on the determined flow control state. Patent Class: {H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Managing selective access of a user equipment to internet-based services based on transport type
Patent No. 10003652 

Inventor(s): Daniel A. Deninger (San Diego, CA), David S. Cha (San Diego, CA), Jason M. Riggs (San Diego, CA), Kenneth H. Oertle (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13560814 on 07/27/2012 (2153 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a subordinate mobile communication device (SMCD) receives a content access profile from a dispatcher. The content access profile includes (i) proxy server selection criteria to facilitate the SMCD to select between a plurality of proxy servers based on a current transport mechanism type (e.g., WiFi, 3G, Satellite, etc.), each of the plurality of proxy servers being configured by the dispatcher to provide different degrees of support for Internet-based services to the SMCD, and/or (ii) a set of Internet-based service access rules to facilitate the SMCD to independently determine whether to grant or deny access by the SMCD to Internet-based services based on the current transport mechanism type of a connection between the SMCD and an access network. The SMCD determines its current transport mechanism type and uses the content access profile to selectively engage with a given Internet-based service. Patent Class: {H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Increasing spatial resolution of panoramic video captured by a camera array
Patent No. 10003740 

Inventor(s): Muhammad Twaha Naqash Ibrahim (Madison, WI), Zhenyu Wu (Plainsboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14797477 on 07/13/2015 (1072 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for increasing spatial resolution of panoramic video captured by a camera array. In one example, a method may include identifying a captured image from each camera in a camera array associated with a capture of a panoramic video. The captured images are stitched together to generate at least one combined image and image mode homographies are calculated between the plurality of cameras in the camera array based on the stitching results. A plurality of captured video frames from each camera in the camera array are identified and video mode homographies of the plurality of cameras are determined based on the calculated image mode homographies. The determined video mode homographies are applied to stitch the plurality of captured video frames. Patent Class: {H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Managed multiplexing of video in an adaptive bit rate environment
Patent No. 10003851 

Inventor(s): Adam S. Tom (San Francisco, CA), Yuval Fisher (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Imagine Communications Corp. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12949957 on 11/19/2010 (2769 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivering video programs are provided. A plurality of video programs are provided in a fragmented, adaptive bit rate format. A request for a respective video program from the plurality of video programs is received from each of a plurality of clients. The requested video programs are multiplexed for delivery to the clients in a multiplex over a shared, fixed-bit-rate transmission channel. The requests may be for the same or different video programs. The requests for the video programs may occur at the same or at different times. In the fragmented, adaptive bit rate format, the fragment delivered to the client may not be the same as the requested fragment and is dependent on multiple criteria, including the bitrate and quality of the requested and delivered fragments, the total available delivery bandwidth, and other fragment requests made on the channel. The resulting multiplex may be either a constant bit rate multiplex or a variable bit rate multiplex. Patent Class: {H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Device, network, and method for communications with variable-duration reference signals
Patent No. 10003986 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14863382 on 09/23/2015 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device, network, and method for providing a variable-duration reference signal. In an embodiment, a method for wireless communications includes determining, by a first device, a starting timing and an ending timing of one or more symbols of a first carrier in accordance with a reference timing for transmission and reception, wherein each of the one or more symbols has a fixed duration; determining, by the first device, a signal of variable duration on the first carrier, wherein the starting timing of the signal of variable duration is offset from the starting timing of any of the one or more symbols of the first carrier in accordance with the reference timing; and transmitting, by the first device on the first carrier, the signal of variable duration, at the starting timing of the signal of variable duration. Patent Class: {H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Internetworking for circuit switched fallback-network initiated USSD request/notification procedure mobile-terminated location request procedure provide subscriber information procedure
Patent No. 10004003 

Inventor(s): Anish Sharma (Richardson, TX), Michael Brett Wallis (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14403996 on 08/15/2012 (2134 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for switch user equipment from a Long Term Evolution system to a Circuit Switched system when receiving a voice call is disclosed. The method may comprise: receiving, at an IWF (Internet Working Function) network node, a Mobility Application Part Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (MAP USSD) message identifying a User Equipment (UE) originated from a USSD application, the UE associated with a first Mobile Switching Center (MSC); initiating Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) by sending a paging request to the UE; receiving a Cancel Location message associated with the UE from a Home Location Register (HLR) indicative of the UE being associated with a second MSC; forwarding the MAP USSD message to the UE via the HLR and the second MSC; receiving a MAP USSD response message from the UE via the HLR; and forwarding the MAP USSD response message to the USSD application. Patent Class: {H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for providing services to a user equipment in an inter-national location
Patent No. 10004021 

Inventor(s): Gautam Reddy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED (Mumbai, Maharashtra, , IN)
Law Firm: Ladas Parry, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15726037 on 10/05/2017 (257 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for one of restricting at least one service and providing one of the at least one service and a differential service to a subscriber, the method comprising steps of: receiving a connection request from a user equipment [{b]102{/b]]; determining a location status of the subscriber, wherein the location status comprises one of an intra-national location and an inter-national location; generating one of a positive response in an event a source IP address is identified in a pre-stored list of source IP address and a negative response is in an event the source IP address is not identified in the pre-stored list of source IP address; and one of restricting the at least one service and providing one of the at least one service and the differential service to the subscriber. Patent Class: {H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Device, network, and method for network adaptation and utilizing a downlink discovery reference signal
Patent No. 10004030 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14610703 on 01/30/2015 (1236 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for network adaption and utilization of a discovery signal (DS). In an embodiment, a method in a UE for communicating in a wireless network includes receiving a parameter(s) from a network controller, wherein the parameter provides the UE with an activation time frame within which the UE can expect to receive a common reference signal (CRS) from a network component, a deactivation time frame within which the UE is not to expect to receive the CRS, and information for receiving and processing a DS from the network component; receiving the DS from the network component, wherein a structure and format of the DS conforms to the parameter received by the UE; refraining from attempting to perform CRS based procedures when the CRS is not received; and performing one of synchronization, cell identification, and DS based radio resource management (RRM) measurements according to the DS. Patent Class: {H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Scheduling systems and methods for wireless networks
Patent No. 10004060 

Inventor(s): Khiem Le (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. (Ottawa, , CA)
Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14666799 on 03/24/2015 (1183 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is performed by a base station in a wireless network. The method includes receiving from a user device a request to reconfigure already-active uplink semi-persistent scheduling (SPS). The already-active uplink SPS grants the user device a resource block allocation (RBA) and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for periodic uplink transmissions. The already-active uplink SPS includes a time-interval parameter, the time-interval parameter specifying a time interval between the periodic uplink transmissions. The request includes information related to a proposed adjustment of the time-interval parameter. The method further includes reconfiguring the already-active uplink SPS. The reconfiguring includes modifying the time-interval parameter based, at least in part, on the information. Patent Class: {H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for dynamic channel allocation
Patent No. 10004082 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Austin (Saginaw, TX), Ronald Lee Bane (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): E.F. Johnson Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15641747 on 07/05/2017 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary system and method for dynamic channel allocation in an LMR system includes using one or more preference indicators to dynamically determine a channel allocation priority to be used for channel allocation when channel allocation requests are received. The preference indicators may include a channel failure indicator (e.g. a channel health indicator based on repeater failures), a channel priority indicator, a radio frequency interference indicator, a high reflected power indicator, an excessive current drain indicator, a loss of backbone communications indicator, and a channel usage indicator. If more than one preference indicator is used, the channel priority ranking may be determined using any of a variety of weightings and prioritizations of the various preference indicators to dynamically generate the channel allocation priority. The dynamic channel allocation system may include one or more site controllers, servers, and/or one or more processors configured to implement the method of dynamic channel allocation. Patent Class: {H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adaptive heat dissipation
Patent No. 10004160 

Inventor(s): Heng Wang (Shenzhen, , CN), Jianmin Gong (Santa Clara, CA), Shengping Li (Wuhan, , CN), Zhicheng Ye (Wuhan, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15487916 on 04/14/2017 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adaptive heat dissipation apparatus is provided, including two or more chamber walls forming a chamber volume having a first open side and a second open side, a heat source positioned at the first open side of the chamber volume, a heat conducting surface positioned at the second open side of the chamber volume, and a thermally-expansive material occupying a predetermined portion of the chamber volume. The thermally-expansive material expands to substantially fill the chamber volume at an ambient temperature above a predetermined temperature threshold and conducts heat from the heat source to the heat conducting surface. The thermally-expansive material contracts to leave an air gap when the ambient temperature is below the predetermined temperature threshold. Patent Class: {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)


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Patent No. D820624 

Inventor(s): Dony Dawson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29607587 on 06/14/2017 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Headlamp bezel and turn signal reflector
Patent No. D821026 

Inventor(s): Scott M. Conway (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29598932 on 03/29/2017 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Litter pan
Patent No. D821042 

Inventor(s): David Veness (Fort 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: 29595807 on 03/02/2017 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A t

 

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