Dallas Invents: 64 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 26

Patents secured this week include Trinity’s railroad tank car relief valve, Daifuku Co.’s automatic tire loader, unloader, Raytheon’s river velocity estimation system, and Prestige Ameritech’s medical gown.

Daifuku Co.'s automatic tire loader, unloader

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Dec. 26, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP 3 LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

1. SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 8
2. Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 5
3. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

168 days
Automatic tire loader/unloader for stacking/unstacking tires in a trailer
Patent No. 9850081
Daifuku Co., Ltd., Wynright Corporation (Elk Grove, IL)
Inventor: Tim Criswell (Arlington)

3,878 days
Pre-filled, small-volume nebulizer
Patent No. 9849254
Caddo Medical Technologies LLC (Dallas)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Skin lightening compositions
Patent No. 9849077 

Inventor(s): Barbara Durkee (Carrollton, TX), Daniel Ramirez (Addison, TX), David Gan (Southlake, TX), Edward Chadwick (Addison, TX), Julia Collier (Addison, TX), Mauricio Castro (Piano, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Pa
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14640328 on 03/06/2015 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of [i]Leontopodium alpinum [/i]extract, [i]Halidrys siliquosa [/i]extract, vegetable amino acids, niacinamide, hexylresorcinol, [i]Pinus pinaster [/i]extract, [i]Betula alba [/i]extract, [i]Albizia julibrissin [/i]bark extract, hydrolyzed [i]Candida saitoana [/i]extract, [i]Lentinus edodes [/i]mycelium extract, and/or [i]Opuntia tuna [/i]fruit extract.

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


Method for enhancing amidohydrolase activity of fatty acid amide hydrolase
Patent No. 9849101 

Inventor(s): George John (New York, NY), Kent Chapman (Denton, TX), Lionel Faure (Flower Mound, TX), Peter Koulen (Leawood, KS), Subbiah Nagarajan (New York, NY)
Assignee(s): Research Foundation of the City University of New York (New York, NY), The Curators of the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO), University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts, LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15266492 on 09/15/2016 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for enhancing amidohydrolase activity of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) is disclosed. The method comprising administering a phenoxyacyl-ethanolamide that causes the enhanced activity. The enhanced activity can have numerous effects on biological organisms including, for example, enhancing the growth of certain seedlings.

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)


Pre-filled, small-volume nebulizer
Patent No. 9849254 

Inventor(s): Joseph Dee Faram (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Caddo Medical Technologies LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 11748907 on 05/15/2007 (3878 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a small-volume nebulizer that is pre-filled with at least one unit-dose of medicine and hermetically sealed until use. The nebulizer may be sealed at the top with a removable cap that may be detached at the time of use and replaced with a patient connector. Likewise, the nebulizer may be sealed at the bottom with a bottom cap that is replaced with a gas source at the beginning of a therapeutic aerosol treatment.

[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]


Implantable medical lead with collapsible fixation member
Patent No. 9849278 

Inventor(s): John M. Swoyer (Blaine, MN), Michele Spinelli (Milan, , IT)
Assignee(s): NUVECTRA CORPORATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15361534 on 11/28/2016 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: An implantable stimulation lead has electrode contacts that are configured to deliver an electrical stimulation therapy for a patient. A sheath extends along a longitudinal axis. The sheath defines a lumen into which the stimulation lead can be inserted. A distal end of the sheath includes a plurality of base segments that are separated from one another. A plurality of fixation structures are located on the base segments, respectively. In a first configuration, the fixation structures are each disposed proximate to the sheath. In a second configuration, the fixation structures each extend radially outward from the sheath. In a third configuration, the base segments deflect radially inward toward the longitudinal axis.

[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]


Slidable kitchen organizer apparatus and method of use
Patent No. 9848700 

Inventor(s): Justin Corless (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hardware Resources, Inc. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15249170 on 08/26/2016 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: A slidable kitchen organizer apparatus comprised of a combination of ”V” shaped wire baskets and ”L” shaped wire baskets. Each basket includes an extruded aluminum slatwall and is individually mounted on sliding assemblies within separate portions of a cabinet carcass. Each slide assembly is capable of independently sliding from a stored position within the cabinet to a deployed position outside of the cabinet. Removable, adjustable, and interchangeable hooks and shelves can be attached to the slatwalls.

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


Plate/screw locking mechanism devices, systems and methods
Patent No. 9848925 

Inventor(s): John Lovell (North Bergen, NJ), Stephen Termyna (Boonton, NJ), Tara Ziolo (Hewitt, NJ)
Assignee(s): Blackstone Medical, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14679827 on 04/06/2015 (995 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to locking mechanisms for a fastener (e.g., a bone screw) and associated devices, systems, and methods. According to some embodiments, a lockable bone plate assembly may comprise, for example, a bone plate and a bone screw assembly. A bone plate may comprise, in some embodiments, at least one through hole, the at least one through hole having at least one bone plate hole circumferential recess. According to some embodiments, a bone screw assembly may comprise (a) a bone screw, (b) at least one deployable protrusion, and/or (c) a protrusion driver. The present disclosure further relates, in some embodiments, to methods for bone (e.g., vertebral) fixation. For example, a method may comprise contacting at least a portion of a spine (e.g., cervical spine) of a subject with a lockable bone plate assembly.

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


Ocular implantation device
Patent No. 9849027 

Inventor(s): Brian Highley (Keller, TX), Christopher Edward Wayman (Dallas, TX), Lance Shetler (Burleson, TX), Michael Thomas Wright (Allen, TX), Morgan Beeson (Irving, TX), Randy Jackson (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Alimera Sciences, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12266699 on 11/07/2008 (3336 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ocular implantation device comprises a housing having a longitudinal axis, a needle configured to receive an implant, and a plunger and a rod operatively coupled together. The plunger and the rod are disposed in the housing and are collectively, translationally moveable along the longitudinal axis of the housing. The rod is configured to be receivable within at least a portion of the needle to enable the rod to move the implant therethrough. An actuator is operatively engaged with the plunger such that movement of the actuator in a direction aligned with the longitudinal axis of the housing results in the translational movement of the plunger and the rod along the longitudinal axis of the housing in order to deliver the implant through the needle to a target site. An alternative embodiment of an ocular implantation device uses a retractable needle to deliver an implant.

[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]


 

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

Processes for repairing complex laminated composites
Patent No. 9849640 

Inventor(s): Denver R. Whitworth (North Richland Hills, TX), Dumitru Jitariu (Flower Mound, TX), Eric W. Nottorf (Fort Worth, TX), Vance N. Cribb, III (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Klemchuk LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13433106 on 03/28/2012 (2099 days app to issue)

Abstract: Complex laminated composites may be repaired by removal of individual damaged plies through peeling in order to exploit the weaker interlaminar properties of these composites. Upon removal of the individual damaged plies through peeling, replacement plies may be added to restore the laminated composite. In addition, when damage extends through the thickness of a laminated composite, a plug may be used to allow plies to be replaced while maintaining contour within the repair region. A caul plate also may be used to stiffen and maintain the contour of a repair region while peeling and removing plies from the repair region.

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


Method of repairing a core stiffened structure
Patent No. 9849656 

Inventor(s): Brian S. Modrzejewski (Keller, TX), Byron Mueller (Azle, TX), Robert Wardlaw (Keller, TX), Vance N. Cribb, III (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14512837 on 10/13/2014 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of repairing a core stiffened structure, including removing a damaged portion of the core stiffened structure; bonding a shelf onto a first core member; bonding a second core member to a shelf; and securing a skin patch over the second core member.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Vehicle suspension system with reservoir for air spring damping
Patent No. 9849745 

Inventor(s): Damon Delorenzis (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): HENDRICKSON USA, L.L.C. (Itasca, IL)
Law Firm: Dureska Moore, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14187604 on 02/24/2014 (1401 days app to issue)

Abstract: A suspension system can include an air spring, an air reservoir external to the air spring, and a flow control device which variably restricts flow of air between the air spring and the air reservoir. Flow between the air spring and the air reservoir may be permitted in response to compliance of the suspension system, and the air spring can have an internal air volume at least 2 times as great may permit flow between the air spring and the air reservoir in response to a predetermined pressure differential level across the flow control device. Multiple air reservoirs can be internal to an axle, or other suspension system or vehicle component, and can be isolated from each other.

[B60G] VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS (air-cushion vehicles B60V; connections between vehicle bodies and vehicle frames B62D 24/00) [5]


Pressure relief valve for railroad tank cars
Patent No. 9851016 

Inventor(s): Aubra D. McKisic (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Trinity Tank Car, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14892656 on 01/05/2015 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a pressure relief valve system comprises a valve body coupled to a pressure chamber. The valve body defines a vapor flow path between the pressure chamber and the atmosphere. A valve orifice in the valve body is configured to allow vapor to flow between the pressure chamber and the valve body. A vapor conduit comprises a vapor conduit first end coupled to the valve orifice and a second end opening into the pressure chamber. The vapor conduit forms a passageway between the vapor conduit first and second end. The vapor conduit also comprises a vapor conduit orifice near its first end. The vapor conduit orifice is configured to allow the vapor to flow from the pressure chamber into the vapor conduit. A gravity-operated valve positioned near the vapor conduit first end is configured to control the flow of vapor through the vapor conduit orifice.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


 

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

[PATENT BELOW, IMAGE VIA USPTO]

Fluid filtration apparatus
Patent No. 9849207 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA)
Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15375480 on 12/12/2016 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid filtration apparatus, which includes a plurality of optical fibers each having a length, wherein one or more of the plurality of optical fibers exhibits frustrated total internal reflection, thereby emitting light along the length of one or more of the optical fibers, in combination with a photocatalyst disposed on the plurality of optical fibers and a light source interconnected to the plurality of optical fibers.

[C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

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Helical control line connector for connecting to a downhole completion receptacle
Patent No. 9850720 

Inventor(s): William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14441283 on 06/30/2014 (1275 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems including wellbore tubing having an anchor assembly, an upper control line connector coupled to the anchor assembly, a first housing, and a first connector. The first connector provides a first angular mating face that faces tangentially with respect to the first housing, an upper control line operatively coupled to the first housing, and first communication media that extend through the first housing to the first angular mating face. A completion assembly within a wellbore has a completion receptacle to receive the anchor assembly, a lower control line connector coupled to the completion receptacle and a second housing and a second connector. The second connector provides a second angular mating face that faces tangentially with respect to the second housing, and a lower control line operatively coupled to the second housing and one or more second communication media that extend through the second housing to the second angular mating face.

[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]


Self-assembling packer
Patent No. 9850733 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14409351 on 12/19/2013 (1468 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to self-assembling packers that seal an annulus in a downhole wellbore. In one aspect, the packer is formed from a magnetorheological fluid, which may be a carrier fluid formed from a polymer precursor and magnetically responsive particles. The fluid is allowed to be shaped by a magnetic field provided by one or more magnets exerting a radially extending magnetic field from a tubing section used to place the packer.

[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]


Isolation devices containing a transforming matrix and a galvanically-coupled reinforcement area
Patent No. 9850735 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary R. Murphree (Dallas, TX), Zachary W. Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuire Woods LLP (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14769417 on 01/14/2014 (1442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of using a wellbore isolation device comprises: introducing the wellbore isolation device into the wellbore, wherein the isolation device comprises: (A) a matrix, wherein the matrix has a phase transition temperature less than or equal to the bottomhole temperature of the wellbore; and (B) at least one reinforcement area, wherein the reinforcement area: (i) comprises at least a first material, wherein the first material undergoes galvanic corrosion; and (ii) has a greater tensile strength and/or shear strength than the matrix.

[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]


Reclosable sleeve assembly and methods for isolating hydrocarbon production
Patent No. 9850742 

Inventor(s): Adam Beck (Flower Mound, TX), Ellen Thurman (Frisco, TX), Robert L. Thurman (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14423731 on 08/29/2012 (1945 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is reclosable sleeve assembly including a housing defining one or more flow ports that provide fluid communication between a wellbore annulus and an interior of the housing, an outer sleeve arranged within the housing and movable between a closed position, where the outer sleeve occludes the one or more flow ports, and an open position, where the one or more flow ports are exposed, and an inner sleeve concentrically arranged within the outer sleeve and defining a plurality of flow slots, the inner sleeve being movable between an open position and a closed position where, when in the open position, the plurality of flow slots are axially aligned with the one or more flow ports.

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


Hydraulically-metered downhole position indicator
Patent No. 9850752 

Inventor(s): Phillip T. Thomas (The Colony, TX), Robert Ken Michael (Sachse, TX), Samuel Martinez (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14394553 on 10/29/2013 (1519 days app to issue)

Abstract: A position-indicating tool includes an outer mandrel that accommodates two or more indicator lugs movable between a first position, where the indicator lugs extend past an outer diameter of the outer mandrel, and a second position, where indicator lugs are radially contracted within the outer diameter, an inner mandrel arranged at least partially within the outer mandrel and providing a radial protrusion that radially supports the indicator lugs in the first position, and a pressure block arranged between the outer and inner mandrels to control a flow of hydraulic fluid between an upper hydraulic chamber and a lower hydraulic chamber, wherein, when a pressure threshold is exceeded in the lower hydraulic chamber, the hydraulic fluid is able to flow into the upper hydraulic chamber and thereby allow the outer mandrel to axially translate with respect to the inner mandrel and move the indicator lugs to the second position.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

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Apparatus for setting and verifying set point on a valve assembly
Patent No. 9851014 

Inventor(s): Mychal Phillip Spencer (Pineville, LA)
Assignee(s): Dresser, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Paul Frank + Collins P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15361693 on 11/28/2016 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus that provide functions to set and to verify the set point of a valve assembly in a single device. These embodiments forgo the need to use of two separate devices, one each to accomplish the tasks to set the set point and to verify the set point. Rather, the apparatus incorporates components that can assume different configurations including a first configuration that facilitates the task for setting the set point and a second configuration that facilitates the task of verifying the set point.

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


Seismic conduit joint connector
Patent No. 9851029 

Inventor(s): Jim Jones (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): REVELATION CONNECTION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14420855 on 09/26/2013 (1552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a conduit and a gasket assembly. The conduit includes a body and has a bell defining an opening disposed at one end of the conduit. The bell includes a ridge defining a circumferential internal groove, a sloping portion defining an internal recessed area and disposed adjacent to the ridge, and an abutment end inwardly extending from the sloping portion in a direction that is perpendicular to a central axis defined by the bell. The gasket assembly is disposed within the internal groove. The gasket assembly includes a plurality of gripping inserts each comprising a hollow body and an elastomeric gasket having a circular shape and being disposed within the hollow bodies defines by the plurality of gripping inserts.

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


Integrated firearm accessory platform
Patent No. 9851083 

Inventor(s): Christian John Pinilla (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): Scalpel Arms, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Braxton, Hilton Perrone, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15228851 on 08/04/2016 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated firearm accessory platform for mounting within and being secured to a firearm handguard. A forward assembly of the platform has an opening formed within, allowing for the passage of a firearm barrel. Apertures formed on a forward face of the forward assembly are sized to receive firearm accessories such as LED light sources, the apertures causing the LED light sources to be directed in a forward facing direction. The forward face of the forward assembly does not protrude from the firearm handguard, and the platform is sized to leave little space between it and the firearm handguard, giving the platform the appearance that it is an integral part of the handguard or overall firearm. The at least partial enclosure of the platform within the firearm handguard protects the platform from damage caused by objects that may be snagged on the platform.

[F41C] SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES (projecting missiles without use of explosive or combustible propellant charge F41B); ACCESSORIES THEREFOR [5]


Method of and system for automatically adjusting airflow
Patent No. 9854335 

Inventor(s): Nicholaus Ray Lancaster (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): EcoVent Systems Inc. (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14264277 on 04/29/2014 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of and system for automatically adjusting airflow is presented. A system includes a controlled supply register that has an airflow adjusting mechanism that controls an aperture through which air passes and a register sensor that senses a value of an environmental variable in system duct work. The register also includes a communication system and a processor system that controls the airflow adjusting mechanism. The system also includes a sensor platform that senses an environmental variable in a space and transmits and receives information. The system also includes a controller that receives information about the environmental variables and a desired set point for the environmental variable in the space. The controller determines a target airflow to achieve the desired set point and transmits information about the target airflow. The register receives information about the target airflow and controls the register adjusting mechanism to achieve the target airflow.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

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Automatic tire loader/unloader for stacking/unstacking tires in a trailer
Patent No. 9850081 

Inventor(s): Tim Criswell (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Daifuku Co., Ltd. (, , JP), Wynright Corporation (Elk Grove, IL)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15646348 on 07/11/2017 (168 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic tire loader/unloader for stacking/unstacking tires in a trailer is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement subassembly, and a control subassembly. Under the operation of the control subassembly, tires advance through a powered transportation path to an industrial robot which places the tires within the trailer in a vertical stacking pattern or a rick-stacking pattern, for example. The control subassembly coordinates the selective articulated movement of the industrial robot and the activation of the drive subassembly based upon the distance measurement subassembly detecting objects, including tires, within a detection space, dimensions of the trailer provided to the control subassembly, and dimensions of the tires provided to the control subassembly.

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


Apparatus and method for temperature independent balancing of a tool
Patent No. 9851428 

Inventor(s): Wesley N. Ludwig (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14413628 on 07/13/2012 (1992 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and apparatus structured to balance electrode pairs ([b]112, 312[/b]) of a tool ([b]105, 305[/b]) providing voltage equivalence between the electrode pairs. An electrically conductive wire ([b]113, 313[/b]) coupling the electrodes of an electrode pair can be arranged such that resistance of the electrically conductive wire does not adversely affect the voltage equivalence. The electrically conductive wire can also be structured to provide temperature independent balancing by arranging the electrically conductive wire with respect to a measuring node ([b]116, 316[/b]). Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.

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


Ground search metal detector assembly
Patent No. 9851466 

Inventor(s): Brent C. Weaver (Heath, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrett Electronics, Inc. (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15132806 on 04/19/2016 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ground search metal detector with a pivotally mounted search coil that locates a stem connector at either of a storage position or an operational position. The operational position locates the connector adjacent to the central portion of the search coil to facilitate useful operational characteristics, and the storage position locates the connector adjacent to the perimeter edge to facilitate compact storage of the metal detector by pivoting the stem to overlap the search coil.

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


Autonomous computing and telecommunications head-up displays glasses
Patent No. 9851803 

Inventor(s): Paul Gautreaux (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): EYECAM, LLC (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Franklin Associates International Inc (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14214673 on 03/15/2014 (1382 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses has a frame and lenses mounted on the frame. A computer processor is mounted on eyeglasses together with a plurality of cameras and a digital projection system. IR sensors and/or dual zoom cameras may also be mounted on the glasses and configured to track the movement of the user”s hand.

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


Systems and methods of address-aware garbage collection
Patent No. 9852066 

Inventor(s): Alon Marcu (Tel-Mond, , IL), Amir Shaharabany (Kochav Yair, , IL), Hadas Oshinsky (Kfar Saba, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14323553 on 07/03/2014 (1272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining a first logical block address (LBA) range of a first set of data units of a first candidate block of the memory. The method also includes determining a second LBA range of a second set of data units of a relocation block of the memory. The method also includes determining that the first LBA range matches the second LBA range. The method further includes relocating first valid data of the first candidate block to the relocation block of the memory in response to determining that the first LBA range matches the second LBA range, where the first LBA range corresponds to multiple LBAs.

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


Data mapping for non-volatile storage
Patent No. 9852078 

Inventor(s): Naoki Ookuma (Yokohama, , JP), Shingo Zaitsu (Yokohama, , JP), Yosuke Kato (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14928454 on 10/30/2015 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sensing techniques and associated circuitry are provided for use with a memory device. The techniques are suited for sensing operations involving even-numbered or odd-numbered bit lines. In one approach, a mapping between caches and sense amplifiers in a sensing circuit is modified by using dual data buses. One bus is used for same-tier transfers and the other is used for cross-tier transfers. Each tier comprises a set of sense amplifiers and a corresponding set of caches. This approach does not require a modification of the input/output path which is connected to the sensing circuitry.

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


Apparatus and processes for estimating river velocity
Patent No. 9852516 

Inventor(s): Grant B. Boroughs (Plano, TX), Mac A. Cody (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15008942 on 01/28/2016 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to at least one aspect, a river velocity estimation system is provided. The river velocity estimation system includes one or more components executable by at least one processor that are configured to receive terrain information and at least one image including a river, identify an area of interest in the at least one image that includes the river, identify a course of the river and a boundary of the river based on the area of interest in the at least one image, estimate a slope of the river based on the terrain information, determine a hydraulic radius of the river based on the boundary of the river and the course of the river, and estimate a flow rate of water in the river based on at least the slope of the river and the hydraulic radius of the river.

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


Traffic event data source identification, data collection and data storage
Patent No. 9852636 

Inventor(s): Stephen Y. Chow (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corproation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Gibb Riley, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13474818 on 05/18/2012 (2048 days app to issue)

Abstract: Traffic event data source identification embodiments comprise a first monitoring system that detects a traffic event, a communication device that broadcasts a discovery signal and receives back response signals from any second monitoring systems within the vicinity of the traffic event, and a memory that stores a list of responding second monitoring systems. Traffic event data collection embodiments incorporate the identification embodiments and additional features. In this case, the first monitoring system captures data recorded at the time of the traffic event and a second communication device transmits this data and, optionally, the list to a traffic event database in a traffic event data storage system. The first communication device also transmits a data capture request signal to the second monitoring system(s) requesting capture of any data recorded at the time of the traffic event and, optionally, requesting that such data be transmitted to the database.

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


System and method for wireless control of signs
Patent No. 9852670 

Inventor(s): Rick Swanson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Luminator Holding LP (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13035633 on 02/25/2011 (2496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a master controller disposed on a transit vehicle, a peripheral device disposed on the transit vehicle, a first wireless subsystem communicably coupled to the master controller, and a second wireless subsystem communicably coupled to the peripheral device. The master controller is operable to send a signal to the peripheral device via the first wireless subsystem, the signal comprising a command related to operation of the peripheral device. The peripheral device is operable to receive the signal via the second wireless subsystem and execute the command. The system utilizes a wireless protocol that specifies a unique identification for the system. The master controller and the peripheral device are each configured via the wireless protocol. The configuration includes storage of the unique identification and operability to restrict wireless communication to wireless communication with other devices so configured.

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


Control head with electroluminescent panel in land mobile radio
Patent No. 9852692 

Inventor(s): Dulie Reavill (Crowley, TX), Troy Frandsen (Denton, TX), William Earl Dunnigan (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): E.F. Johnson Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14989715 on 01/06/2016 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary land mobile radio control head and method are provided. In one embodiment, the control head has the capability to utilize halo light of the control head to implement a multi-function indicator that communicates a state of the land mobile radio. In another embodiment, the control head has the capability to provide buffer images constructed from data received from the land mobile radio into a video stream for rendering on an electroluminescent display. In another embodiment, the control head provides the capability for a user to modify a configuration stored on the land mobile radio that defines one of several display modes to be utilized in generating data for use in forming images to be rendered on an electroluminescent display.

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


Dual-port DDR4-DIMMs of SDRAM and NVRAM for SSD-blades and multi-CPU servers
Patent No. 9852779 

Inventor(s): Xiaobing Lee (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14656488 on 03/12/2015 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system is disclosed that includes a first FPGA controller coupled to a first SSD cluster, a first DDR4 DIMM and a second DDR4 DIMM. A second FPGA controller is coupled to a second SSD cluster, the first DDR4 DIMM and the second DDR4 DIMM, where the first and second FPGAs are operable to share access to the first and second DDR4 DIMMs and provide connectivity to a plurality of network resources. The dual-port design enables the use of existing SDRAM, MRAM and RRAM chips at low speed rates to reach DDR4 2.0 speed DIMM devices. The dual-port DDR4 DIMM comprises 1-to-2 data buffer splitters and a DDR3 or DDR2 to DDR4 bus adaptation/termination/relaying circuits to increase (e.g., double or quadruple) the chip speed of SDRAM, MRAM, and RRAM chips.

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


Configuration parameter management for non-volatile data storage
Patent No. 9852799 

Inventor(s): Gary Janik (San Jose, CA), James Peterson (San Jose, CA), Jea Hyun (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14601794 on 01/21/2015 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for managing configuration parameters for non-volatile data storage. A control module is configured to manage differences in one or more storage characteristics for blocks of a non-volatile memory medium within one or more established limits. A block classification module is configured to group blocks of a non-volatile memory medium based on one or more other storage characteristics. A configuration parameter module is configured to use a configuration parameter for at least one group of blocks based on a grouping. A configuration parameter update module is configured to update a configuration parameter for at least one group in response to a change in one or more managed storage characteristics.

[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)


Adaptive determination of program parameter using program of erase rate
Patent No. 9852800 

Inventor(s): Cynthia Hsu (Milpitas, CA), Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Murong Lang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15062661 on 03/07/2016 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for optimizing the programming of memory cells by obtaining a metric which indicates a program or erase rate of the memory cells. In one approach, a count of pulses used to program the cells to different verify levels of respective data states is stored. A slope of a straight line fit of data points is then obtained. Each data point can include one of the verify levels and a corresponding one of the counts. An optimal step size is determined based on the slope. The counts may exclude one or more initial program voltages while the cells are programmed sufficiently to allow faster and slower cells to be distinguished, e.g., in a natural threshold voltage distribution. An erase depth can also be adjusted. The cells can be programmed in a separate evaluation or during programming of user data.

[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)


Dummy word line control scheme for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 9852803 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Liang Pang (Fremont, CA), Vinh Quang Diep (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15151951 on 05/11/2016 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system includes blocks (or other groupings) of memory cells including data memory cells and dummy memory cells. In order to mitigate program disturb or other issues, the memory system applies a gate voltage based on temperature to all or a subset of the dummy memory cells as part of a memory operation.

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


Type-to-type analysis for cloud computing technical components
Patent No. 9853868 

Inventor(s): Sean David Peterson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14832548 on 08/21/2015 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cloud computing has emerged as an extremely popular implementation option for a wide range of computing services. However, provisioning services into the cloud is an extremely difficult technical challenge. This is due in part to the regular emergence of new cloud service providers, as well as the routine changing and reconfiguration of the disparate computing platforms, services, assets, supported technical components, and other features offered by the service providers. An analysis architecture determines how to map a particular technical component into the execution environment of any particular service provider.

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


System and method of media content streaming with a multiplexed representation
Patent No. 9854018 

Inventor(s): Ye-Kui Wang (Bridgewater, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15243247 on 08/22/2016 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a streaming media client includes electronically receiving, from a network, information regarding component access points of a first multiplexed representation of a streaming content. The first multiplexed representation of the streaming content includes a plurality of media components, and each component access point defines an independently coded access point for one of the plurality of media components. The method further includes selecting a first segment of the first multiplexed representation of the streaming content based on the information regarding the component access points, and requesting the selected first segment of the first multiplexed representation of the streaming content from the network.

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


One-pass video stabilization
Patent No. 9854168 

Inventor(s): Hong Heather Yu (Princeton Jct., NJ), John Wus (Yardley, NJ), Wei Jiang (Belle Mead, NJ), Zhenyu Wu (Plainsboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14642469 on 03/09/2015 (1023 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device is disclosed comprising a memory configured for holding video and a processor coupled to the memory. The memory contains computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the device to perform operations to stabilize the video, the operations comprising buffering consecutive original video frames, determining transformation matrices from subsets of the original video frames, wherein the transformation matrices represent estimates of stable camera motion, using the transformation matrices to warp the original video frames and generate video that is stabilized relative to the original video frames, and adjusting a size of a subset of original video frames in response to detecting a condition.

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


System and method for semi-persistent and dynamic scheduling and discontinuous reception control
Patent No. 9854522 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15262892 on 09/12/2016 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of combining semi-persistent resource allocation and dynamic resource allocation are provided. Packets, such as VoIP packets, are transmitted on the uplink and downlink using respective semi-persistent resources. For each mobile device, awake periods and sleep periods are defined. The semi-persistent resources are aligned with the awake periods so that most of the time the mobile device can turn off its wireless access radio during the sleep periods. In addition, signalling to request, and to allocate, resources for additional packets are transmitted during the awake periods, and the resources allocated for the additional packets are within the awake windows.

[G08C] TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS (fluid pressure transmission systems F15B; mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member into a different variable G01D 5/00; mechanical control systems G05G) [4]


 

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System and method for supporting mobile unit connectivity for computer server to process specific orders
Patent No. 9852465 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey L. Wohlwend (Plano, TX), Peter J. Walsh, Jr. (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Connect720 Technologies, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14694706 on 04/23/2015 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an applications gateway that offers multiple functions and features for specific geographic venue locations, while providing easy access to advertising, purchasing, and redemption opportunities for that specific geographic venue location. Venue locations can be stadiums, shopping malls, amusement parks, open air spaces where people can congregate, and/or buildings, which most often require the presence of a concentration of people. The venue location may correlate to the location of the hand-held mobile unit or it may be a remote geographic venue location not near the location of the hand-held mobile unit. Access to the gateway application is through a hand-held mobile unit, which can include a mobile phone, smartphone device, or portable computer having a wireless radio transmission connection. (e.g. iPhone, Droid, iPad, Slate, etc.)

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Three-dimensional memory device having integrated support and contact structures and method of making thereof
Patent No. 9853038 

Inventor(s): Zhixin Cui (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411126 on 01/20/2017 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory openings and support openings are formed through an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers over a substrate. The support openings are laterally expanded by laterally recessing the insulating layers with respect to the sacrificial material layers. The laterally expanded support openings are filled with a combination of a dielectric material and a sacrificial fill material to form support pillar structures. After forming memory films and channels in the memory openings, the sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers while the support pillar structures provide structural support to the insulating layers. The sacrificial fill material is replaced with contact via structures to form integrated support and contact structures.

[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 of making a multilevel memory stack structure using a cavity containing a sacrificial fill material
Patent No. 9853043 

Inventor(s): Daxin Mao (San Jose, CA), Henry Chien (San Jose, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Tong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA), Wenguang Shi (Milpitas, CA), Zhenyu Lu (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14834830 on 08/25/2015 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional memory device, includes forming a lower stack structure of insulating and first sacrificial material layers over a substrate, forming first memory openings through the lower stack structure and filling the first memory openings with a sacrificial fill material, replacing the first sacrificial material layers with first electrically conductive layers, forming an upper stack structure of insulating and second sacrificial material layers over the lower stack structure after replacing the first sacrificial material layers, forming second memory openings through the upper stack structure in areas overlying the first memory openings, replacing the second sacrificial material layers with second electrically conductive layers, removing the sacrificial fill material from the first memory openings underneath the second memory openings to form inter-stack memory openings after replacing the second sacrificial material layers, and forming memory stack structures within the inter-stack memory openings.

[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]


Vertical bit line non-volatile memory systems and methods of fabrication
Patent No. 9853090 

Inventor(s): Luke Zhang (Milpitas, CA), Michael Konevecki (San Jose, CA), Natalie Nguyen (Milpitas, CA), Steve Radigan (Fremont, CA), Vance Dunton (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15379991 on 12/15/2016 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) non-volatile memory arrays having a vertically-oriented thin film transistor (TFT) select device and methods of fabricating such a memory are described. The vertically-oriented TFT may be used as a vertical bit line selection device to couple a global bit line to a vertical bit line. A select device pillar includes a body and upper and lower source/drain regions. At least one gate is separated horizontally from the select device pillar by a gate dielectric. The gates overlie the global bit lines with one or more insulating layers therebetween to provide adequate isolation between the gates and the global bit lines. Processes for fabricating the vertical TFT select devices utilize a gate dielectric and optional dielectric bases to provide isolation between the gates and bit lines.

[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]


Field effect transistor with stacked nanowire-like channels and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 9853114 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15458655 on 03/14/2017 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A field effect transistor (FET) for an nFET and/or a pFET device including a fin having a stack of nanowire-like channel regions. The stack includes at least a first nanowire-like channel region and a second nanowire-like channel region stacked on the first nanowire-like channel region. The FET includes source and drain electrodes on opposite sides of the fin. The FET also includes a dielectric separation region including SiGe between the first and second nanowire-like channel regions extending completely from a surface of the second channel region facing the first channel region to a surface of the first channel region facing the second channel region. The FET includes a gate stack extending along a pair of sidewalls of the stack. The gate stack includes a gate dielectric layer and a metal layer on the gate dielectric layer. The metal layer does not extend between the first and second nanowire-like channel regions.

[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]


Gate all around vacuum channel transistor
Patent No. 9853163 

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: 15280879 on 09/29/2016 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vacuum channel transistor having a vertical gate-all-around (GAA) architecture provides high performance for high-frequency applications, and features a small footprint compared with existing planar devices. The GAA vacuum channel transistor features stacked, tapered source and drain regions that are formed by notching a doped silicon pillar using a lateral oxidation process. A temporary support structure is provided for the pillar during formation of the vacuum channel. Performance of the GAA vacuum channel transistor can be tuned by replacing air in the channel with other gases such as helium, neon, or argon. A threshold voltage of the GAA vacuum channel transistor can be adjusted by altering dopant concentrations of the silicon pillar from which the source and drain regions are formed.

[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]


High capacity sector mount
Patent No. 9853346 

Inventor(s): Alan J. Skrepcinski (Plano, TX), Allen D. Willis (North Richland Hills, TX), Kevin L. Rovell (Fort Worth, TX), Michael S. McFall (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15000036 on 01/19/2016 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna mount includes first and second tower mounting brackets. A first frame has first and second portions attached to the first and second tower mounting brackets, respectively. A second frame has third and fourth portions attached to the first and second tower mounting brackets, respectively. First and second equipment brackets are attached to the first frame, and third and fourth equipment brackets are attached to the second frame. Optionally, the first and second frames may each be formed as a one-piece continuous bent tube. Optionally, the first portion and the third portion are located side-by-side and clamped to the first tower bracket by a same first clamp, and the second portion and the fourth portion are located side-by-side and clamped to the second tower bracket by a same second clamp. Optionally, each equipment bracket has a frame face and an equipment face, wherein the frame face is orthogonal to the equipment face and extends in a direction which intersects a plane containing the equipment face at an angle of approximately 10 to 80 degrees.

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


Handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus
Patent No. 9853347 

Inventor(s): William C. Anderson (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): AmpThink, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14581955 on 12/23/2014 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus and related method of installation are disclosed. The apparatus/method includes a shell having two parts, a wireless components housing and a lid; and a chassis for the fixedly but detachable mounting within the shell of the wireless electronic components necessary to provide a WiFi signal, as for example a router and an antenna, the chassis equipped with two sets of brackets. One set of brackets provides the anchoring means for the fastening of the lid onto the housing. The second set of brackets allows the enclosure to be mounted on the handrail. Optionally, the chassis is provided with a mounting plate for the mounting of a router and an opening capable of accommodating an antenna without impeding the flow of the antenna signal. Optionally, the weather resistant handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus also comprises a gasket.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Voltage transient protection circuitry
Patent No. 9853441 

Inventor(s): Brett Smith (Plano, TX), Ross E. Teggatz (Plano, TX), Wayne T. Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14988647 on 01/05/2016 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel and useful voltage transient protection circuitry in configurations which include a bridge circuit in combination with one or more voltage reference, load to ground circuit, and/or snub circuit such that the output node is held at a selected voltage level, preferably mid-rail, and potentially damaging transient voltages are avoided.

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


Method and apparatus for fast charging Li based rechargable batteries
Patent No. 9853466 

Inventor(s): Attila Reisz (Pilisjaszfalu, , HU), Bill Hart (Plano, TX), Jozsef Marinka-Toth (Budapest, , HU)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14702488 on 05/01/2015 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for charging a rechargeable battery, such as a Lithium based battery, by applying a voltage charge signal, and monitoring a battery charging current and a varying internal resistance of the rechargeable battery and changes in open circuit voltage of the rechargeable battery. The voltage charge signal is dynamically established as a function of the varying internal resistance of the rechargeable battery during charging and the changes in open circuit voltage of the rechargeable battery. The voltage charge signal is a function of a state of charge (SOC) of the rechargeable battery.

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


Multiple-layer configuration storage for runtime reconfigurable systems
Patent No. 9853644 

Inventor(s): Qiang Li (Shenzhen, , CN), Qiang Wang (Santa Clara, CA), Zhenguo Gu (Plano, TX), Zhuolei Wang (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15345180 on 11/07/2016 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for configuring programmable logic devices having multiple programmable hardware units configurable in one or more functional modes. The programmable hardware units are coupled to independent switch devices (e.g., multiplexers) that select configuration patterns stored in a common and shared configuration memory. The configuration memory includes a set of configuration registers to store the configuration patterns, which configuration patterns correspond to the one or more functional modes. The configuration registers may be addressed using an index of addresses stored in memory that identify a select line in one of the switch devices for a particular programmable hardware unit. Each select line in a switch device corresponds to a particular one of the configuration registers storing the configuration pattern. The addressed configuration register is accessed to retrieve the configuration pattern and configure the programmable hardware unit.

[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]


Optical network unit self-calibration in multi-wavelength passive optical network
Patent No. 9853764 

Inventor(s): ChangLei Li (Shanghai, , CN), Denis Andreyevich Khotimsky (Westborough, MA), DeZhi Zhang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14891628 on 03/24/2014 (1373 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and an apparatus for self-calibration of an ONU receiver in a multi-wavelength PON system, said method including the initial physical layer scan of the receiver tuning range, distributed estimation of the down-stream wavelength channel drift with respect to the nominal standard-based wavelengths, and reporting the estimated downstream wavelength channel drift in the downstream Channel_Map message.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Generating enhanced digital signatures for artifacts
Patent No. 9853817 

Inventor(s): Mark L. LaGrone (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14948901 on 11/23/2015 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a memory, interface, and processor. The system is operable to store a plurality of attestations, where at least one of the plurality of attestations comprise a reason statement for signing an artifact. The system is further operable to display at least one of the plurality of attestations and receive a first selection of a first attestation. The system generates an expanded artifact by concatenating the artifact and the first attestation. The system creates a first digital signature based on the expanded artifact creates a first enhanced digital signature by applying the first digital signature and the first attestation. Further, the system stores the first enhanced digital signature.

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


Application hierarchy specification with real-time functional selection
Patent No. 9853860 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Lee Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14754134 on 06/29/2015 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A preferred communication application hierarchy that specifies user priorities for application selection for communication sessions and functional communication capabilities of each prioritized application is configured for at least one user of a group of users. A real-time communication request, initiated by a user with a configured preferred communication application hierarchy, is detected that specifies a particular type of communication functionality and that includes an indication of another one of the group of users as a requested communication recipient. Responsive to detecting the real-time communication request that specifies the particular type of communication functionality, a highest-priority application usable to perform the specified particular type of communication functionality with a communication device of the requested communication recipient is selected from the configured preferred communication application hierarchy of the requesting user.

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


Application centric compliance management system and method for a multi-level computing environment
Patent No. 9854002 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Davis (Frisco, TX), Jonathan P. Streete (San Jose, CA), Nicholas A. Hansen (Willow Spring, NC), Todd Dolinsky (Chapel Hill, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14580574 on 12/23/2014 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: An application centric compliance management system includes a computing system that executes a tool to identify a subset of a the resources of a multi-tier computing environment that are used to execute an application, and for each identified resource, obtain one or more application-based compliance policies associated with the application. The tool may then determine whether the resource meets each application-based compliance policy, and when the resource does not meet the application-based compliance policy, generate an alarm that includes information associated with the one unmet application-based compliance policy.

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


Contraband wireless communications device identification in controlled-environment facilities
Patent No. 9854087 

Inventor(s): Kelly S. Solid (Palm Bay, FL), Mark Baker (Palm Bay, FL)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14848752 on 09/09/2015 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for identification of a controlled-environment facility resident in possession of a contraband communications device capture or otherwise accept managed access data and/or contraband communications device assessment data for contraband communications devices operating in the controlled-environment facility. Controlled-environment facility resident call data for each resident of the controlled-environment facility is gathered from the controlled-environment facility resident communications system. Correlations in the managed access data and/or assessment data with the controlled-environment facility resident communications system call data are analyzed to identify each resident of the controlled-environment facility in possession of a contraband communications device.

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


Transfer of emergency services session between disparate subsystems
Patent No. 9854421 

Inventor(s): Kaniz Mahdi (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15006675 on 01/26/2016 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and nodes for coordinating communication sessions are described herein. A method includes providing, by a control system, a signaling anchor point at a domain transfer function in a visited multimedia subsystem for an access signaling leg and a remote access signaling leg for a communication session between a user element and a public service access point and coordinating call signaling for the communication session via the access signaling leg and the remote signaling leg.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Terminal apparatus and retransmission control method
Patent No. 9854534 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Kanagawa, , JP), Daichi Imamura (Kanagawa, , JP), Siego Nakao (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15157065 on 05/17/2016 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A terminal apparatus and retransmission control method reduces overhead of the uplink control channel in cases when ARQ is applied in communication that uses an uplink unit band and a plurality of downlink unit bands associated with the uplink unit band. A first condition is set in which downlink assignment control information is transmitted from a base station by a unit band group which comprises a basic unit band, which is the downlink unit band on which a broadcast channel signal including information relating to the uplink unit band is transmitted, and a second downlink unit band other than the basic unit band. A bundling unit will not transmit a response signal to the base station in certain cases.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Carrier aggregation with power headroom report
Patent No. 9854543 

Inventor(s): Benoist Pierre Sebire (Tokyo, , JP), Chunli Wu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves Savitch LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15149862 on 05/09/2016 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and software can be used for providing power headroom reporting in a telecommunication system. A method can include configuring a user equipment to send a power headroom report control element in uplink, wherein the power headroom report control element includes a bitmap indicating which power headroom reports are being reported. The method can further include receiving the power headroom report control element from the user equipment. The method additionally can include processing the received power headroom report control element based on the configuration of the user equipment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for sectorized transmission in a wireless network
Patent No. 9854596 

Inventor(s): Bin Chen (Schaumburg, IL), George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Lin Cai (Schaumburg, IL), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13784555 on 03/04/2013 (1758 days app to issue)

Abstract: The hidden node problem can be avoided by scheduling stations in different sectors to perform transmissions during different time periods. Sectorized scheduling can be communicated to stations through transmission of beamformed beacon signals at the beginning of respective time periods. For instance, a first beamformed beacon signal may be transmitted to stations in a first sector at the beginning of a first time period, while a second beamformed beacon signal may be transmitted to stations in a second sector at the beginning of a second time period.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Medical gown
Patent No. D805733 

Inventor(s): Donna L. Reese (North Richland Hills, TX), George Daniel Reese (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Prestige Ameritech, Ltd. (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: BKDowd Law, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29602592 on 05/02/2017 (238 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Buckle
Patent No. D805952 

Inventor(s): Doug Golenz (Littleton, CO), Jack Renforth (Azle, TX), Phil Rowe (Frisco, CO)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29572996 on 08/02/2016 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Hood side panel
Patent No. D805981 

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: 29540122 on 09/21/2015 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Flared front fairing end cap
Patent No. D805984 

Inventor(s): Hanson Morris (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29568334 on 06/16/2016 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Rear window lighted display for an automobile
Patent No. D806293 

Inventor(s): Stephen Pennington (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): King Penn Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29580757 on 10/12/2016 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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