Dallas Invents: 64 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 28

Patents secured this week include Bank of America's multi-tiered protection platform and Securus Technologies' location-based services for "exigent circumstances"

Clockwise from upper right: Bank of America, Enseo, EndoStim, Genband, RSR Technologies, Securus, Technologies, IBM, and Hewlitt Packard.

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Nov. 28, 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 5 LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

1. SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 9
2. Enseo Inc. (Richardson) 4
3. Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson) 2
4. Securus Technologies Inc. (Carrollton) 2
5. VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Vanessa Ogle (Fairview) 3


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

139 days
Power tongs with shaft retainers, Patent 9828814
Assignee: U.S. Power Tong, L.L.C. (Odessa)
Inventor: Gerry Chau Tran (Fort Worth)

2,938 days
Dual-beam sector antenna and array, Patent 9831548
Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Inventors: Huy Cao (Garland), Igor Timofeev (Dallas)


Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness IndexFor additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

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Initiator for fire suppressant canister
Patent No. 9827453 

Inventor(s): Brent W. Williams (Fort Worth, TX), David C. Procious (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Warren Watts Technology, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Bracewell LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15092055 on 04/06/2016 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A container holding a fire suppressing powder has a top, a cylindrical sidewall and a bottom with a hole, the bottom having a score line defining a segment. An explosive material housing containing an explosive material is mounted to a head of a mounting member. The mounting member has a lower portion smaller in cross-sectional dimension than the head, depending downward from the head and extending through the hole in the bottom. A retainer is secured around the lower portion of the mounting member below the bottom to secure the mounting member to the bottom. A fuse extends through the hole in the bottom, a passage in the mounting member, and into the explosive material housing. A plate is mounted within the container a selected distance below the top, the plate being movable a short distance toward and away from the top in response to ignition of the explosive material.

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


Tracking sensor
Patent No. 9826714 

Inventor(s): Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrity Power Services LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15234809 on 08/11/2016 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tracking tags for attachment to an object or animal. The tracking tags may include low-power long-range transmitters drawing power from a battery or a renewable energy source. The tracking tags may also each include a microcontroller having a sleep-mode module enabling nearly no quiescent current to be drawn when the microcontroller is in a sleep-mode. The microcontroller may enter into a sleep-mode for long periods of time following a short period of sending data to the low-power long-range transmitter. The short period of sending data may be approximately one-twentieth of the long sleep-mode period. The tracking tags may also include sensors for determining an ambient temperature or biometric data about an animal to which the tracking tag is attached. Locations of the tracking tags may be determined using signal trilateration and/or signal triangulation.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Weighted rodent bait stations and related methods
Patent No. 9826730 

Inventor(s): Ethan Vickery (Bedford, TX), Larry Covington (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): VM Products, Inc. (Colleyville, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15212754 on 07/18/2016 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: Rodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.

[A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS


System and method of establishing a protocol for providing electrical stimulation with a stimulation system to treat a patient
Patent No. 9827424 

Inventor(s): Norbert Kaula (Arvada, CO), Yohannes Iyassu (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): NUVECTRA CORPORATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14863469 on 09/24/2015 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-assisted stimulation programming of an implantable medical device is performed. A perception threshold is determined for a plurality of contacts on a lead configured to be implanted inside a patient. The perception threshold is determined by automatically performing a first sweep of the plurality of contacts and automatically performing a second sweep of a stimulation parameter. A paresthesia coverage provided by the plurality of contacts is determined by automatically performing a third sweep of the plurality of contacts and automatically performing a fourth sweep of the stimulation parameter. The fourth sweep is performed based on the determined perception thresholds. The first sweep, the second sweep, the third sweep, and the fourth sweep are performed without needing a manual input from a human user. A subset of the contacts corresponding to the paresthesia coverage is selected. In response to user input, stimulation programming is performed using the subset of contacts.

[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]


Methods and systems of electrode polarity switching in electrical stimulation therapy
Patent No. 9827425 

Inventor(s): Bevil Hogg (Murrieta, CA), Ofer Glasberg (Zichron Ya”akov, , IL), Paul V. Goode (Round Rock, TX), Shai Policker (Tenafly, NJ), Virender K. Sharma (Paradise Valley, AZ)
Assignee(s): EndoStim, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Novel IP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14475736 on 09/03/2014 (1182 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for electrically stimulating body tissues to improve function or reduce symptoms provide an electrical stimulation system having two or more electrodes that are capable of being switched independently from a hyperpolarizing (depolarizing) state to a hypopolarizing state. Multiple combinations of hyperpolarizing electrodes and hypopolarizing electrodes are created by polarity switching to determine a polarity configuration having the best performance as determined by symptom reporting and clinical diagnostic tests. Polarity switching is triggered manually or is programmed to be switched automatically. Determining the configuration providing electrical stimulation resulting in the greatest benefit allows the system to be operated with one or more electrodes in a hypopolarizing state, thereby reducing energy requirements, tissue tolerance, and tissue fatigue.

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


 

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

Recycling electrochemical cells and batteries
Patent No. 9831537 

Inventor(s): Timothy W. Ellis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RSR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14222005 on 03/21/2014 (1348 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes for separating and recycling battery and electrochemical cell materials are disclosed.

[B03D] FLOTATION; DIFFERENTIAL SEDIMENTATION (in combination with other separation of solids B03B; sink-float separation B03B 5/28)


 

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

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Mobile wastewater treatment system
Patent No. 9828272 

Inventor(s): Joseph P. Krieger (Edmond, OK)
Assignee(s): JKKG, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14920724 on 10/22/2015 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile wastewater treatment facility, comprising a first vehicle having one or more first water treatment systems, a second vehicle having one or more second water treatment systems and wherein the first vehicle and the second vehicle are modular, and the first water treatment systems and second water treatment systems are configurable in combination to process contaminated water as a function of the type of contamination.

[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]


Graphite oxide entrainment in cement and asphalt composite
Patent No. 9828290 

Inventor(s): Richard Stoltz (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): GARMOR INC. (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15503171 on 08/18/2015 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of producing dispersed of high quality graphene/graphite oxides in a powder matrix to then be reacted to form a composite. Where the powders have similar hydrophobicity and the graphene/graphite oxides has minimal surface oxidation or minimal epoxy group and where the powders are sonically mixed.

[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]


Variable ion generation and delivery
Patent No. 9831641 

Inventor(s): Frank J Brown (Argyle, TX), Stephen Gorton (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): G-RO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Argyle, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14216555 on 03/17/2014 (1352 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method are described. In one embodiment, the system generates ions for use in treating vegetation to optimize growth of the vegetation. The system includes an ion generation region having a pair of dissimilar metal plates. The ion generation chamber receives a liquid and routes the liquid past the dissimilar metal plates to capture ion transfer between the dissimilar metal plates. The ions form a charged solution. The system also includes a collection region having a collection bed for storing the charged solution, and a fertigation region for dispersing the liquid. Other embodiments of the system are also described.

[C05D] INORGANIC FERTILISERS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C05B, C05C; FERTILISERS PRODUCING CARBON DIOXIDE


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Sealed pipe joint
Patent No. 9828812 

Inventor(s): David C. Riggs (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Single Buoy Moorings, Inc. (Marly, , CH)
Law Firm: Blank Rome, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13846253 on 03/18/2013 (1716 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a pipe joint where two pipe sections ([b]14, 16[/b]) have threadably engaged end potions ([b]17, 18[/b]), joint ends ([b]32, 34[/b]) are substantially sealed to each other by a sealing surface ([b]40, 50[/b]) on one pipe section that substantially abuts a sealing surface ([b]42, 52[/b]) on the other pipe section. In one joint, a ring-shaped cutout([b]121[/b], FIG. [b]7[/b]) is formed in a first pipe section and a ring-shaped spacer ([b]120[/b]) is located in the cutout. The spacer is chosen from several that have slightly different lengths so the spacer ends contacts the corresponding sealing surface([b]130[/b]).

[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]


Power tongs with shaft retainers
Patent No. 9828814 

Inventor(s): Gerry Chau Tran (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): U.S. Power Tong, L.L.C. (Odessa, TX)
Law Firm: The Elliott Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15647534 on 07/12/2017 (139 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more specific versions disclosed herein includes a power tong for rotating tubulars in wellbore operations comprising: a gear shaft having a non-threaded portion; a gear rotatably connected to the non-threaded portion of the gear shaft; a tong plate having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a gear shaft aperture, wherein an end of the non-threaded portion is disposed in the gear shaft aperture; and a shaft retainer that is removably coupled to the tong plate and abutted against the end of the non-threaded portion.

[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]


Adjustable flow control assemblies, systems, and methods
Patent No. 9828838 

Inventor(s): James Jun Kang (Dallas, TX), Jean-Marc Lopez (Plano, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14456023 on 07/25/2013 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly for restricting fluid flow into a completion string of a well and restricting fluids based on one or more fluid characteristics is presented. The assembly includes an adjustable inflow control device. The adjustable inflow control device is for restricting flow of production fluids into the completion string. The assembly also includes a first autonomous inflow control device fluidly coupled to the inflow control device for restricting fluids based on one or more fluid characteristics. Others systems and methods are presented.

[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-diagnosing composite slickline cables
Patent No. 9828846 

Inventor(s): Sean Thomas (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14766795 on 07/31/2014 (1216 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole slickline cable including a polymer matrix having reinforcing fibers embedded therein. A plurality of integrity-sensing optical fibers are embedded within the polymer composite and extend along an axial length of the downhole slickline cable that enables slickline cable structural and mechanical integrity self-diagnosis. The cable may include energy transmission lines that include one or more integrity-sensing optical fibers.

[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

Ice deflector for a fan housing
Patent No. 9829012 

Inventor(s): Carl T. Crawford (Hickory Creek, TX), Chris McHugh (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14087196 on 11/22/2013 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a fan system may include a housing and a fan. The fan may reside in an orifice of the housing. The fan system may include a grate disposed proximate a top surface and an ice deflector. The ice deflector may inhibit ice formation on portions of the housing, orifice, and/or fan residing in the orifice.

[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Cable management clip assemblies, systems, and methods
Patent No. 9829120 

Inventor(s): Michael K. Berteletti (South Easton, MA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14464375 on 08/20/2014 (1196 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present subject matter relates to devices, systems, and methods for organizing and aggregating cables. In one aspect, a cable management device is provided in which a plurality of cable clips are coupled to a connector bar. In this arrangement, the plurality of cable clips are held at unique positions with respect to one another along a length of the connector bar and can be configured to receive and hold one or more cables in similarly unique positions with respect to one another.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

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Automated truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product from trailers and containers
Patent No. 9828195 

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: 15646792 on 07/11/2017 (140 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product, such as boxes or cases, from trailers and containers 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, an industrial robot having a suction cup-based gripper arm selectively removes boxes from the trailer and places the boxes on a powered transportation path. 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 boxes, within a detection space, and dimensions of the trailer provided to the control subassembly.

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


Method and system for augmenting low-frequency range of seismic survey
Patent No. 9829588 

Inventor(s): John Sallas (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CGG SERVICES SAS (Massy, , FR)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14902026 on 07/09/2014 (1238 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and resonant source for generating low-frequency seismic waves. The resonant source includes a frame; a reaction mass configured to oscillate relative to the frame; a resonant suspension system connecting the reaction mass to the frame and including at least a spring; and a spring clamp system connected to the resonant suspension system and configured to modify a resonant frequency of the resonant suspension system. The resonant suspension system is configured to allow the reaction mass to oscillate relative to the frame with a corresponding resonant frequency.

[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]


Method of unit level liquid crystal display device assembly process for liquid crystal on silicon
Patent No. 9829748 

Inventor(s): Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Dallas, TX), Hiap Liew Ong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SYNDIANT INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: McClure, Qualey Rodack, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15381247 on 12/16/2016 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a method of unit level liquid crystal display device assembly process for liquid crystal on silicon. It starts with sawing silicon wafer and ITO glass substrate. Then good silicon dies and ITO glass dies will be picked and transferred to separate carriers. Alignment layers will respectively be coated on each silicon die and ITO glass die after cleaning. Then there are two options for the following steps. In method one, silicon die and ITO glass die lamination comes after coating frame adhesive. Then frame adhesive is cured. The liquid crystal will fill the cell and then seal the fill port. Die mounting, wire bonding and encapsulation will come along with external ITO connection to call it an end. In method two, frame adhesive precedes internal connection and LC one drop fill. Then silicon die and ITO glass die are laminated before frame adhesive cure. Afterwards die mount, wire bonding and encapsulation come last.

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


Method and apparatus for presenting a breadcrumb trail for a collaborative session
Patent No. 9830051 

Inventor(s): Michael C. Roberts (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Coats Bennett, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13799726 on 03/13/2013 (1721 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an example computer-implemented method, shared media content is presented to a plurality of users during a collaborative session, with the session including a plurality of events. A breadcrumb trail of events occurring during the collaborative session is created. For each of the events, a descriptor is determined for the event, and the event is tagged in the breadcrumb trail with the descriptor. Responsive to receipt of a descriptor selection, a filtered breadcrumb trail including only events tagged with the selected descriptor is presented.

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


Interactive presentation system
Patent No. 9830059 

Inventor(s): Callie Thomas (Dallas, TX), William Thomas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Thomas Creative Group Productions, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15069892 on 03/14/2016 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some aspects, a method of authoring an interactive presentation includes defining a sequence of two or more primary content items within a presentation, and associating a link to additional content with a primary content item of the sequence in a non-transitory computer-readable medium. In additional aspects, a method of delivering an interactive presentation includes accessing the sequence of two or more primary content items, delivering the primary content items to a presentation device, and delivering, to applications operating on mobile devices of audience members, the primary content items with the additional content and/or one or more links thereto. In further aspects, a method of interacting with an interactive presentation includes receiving, by a mobile device of an audience member, a sequence of primary content items with additional content and/or one or more links thereto, and displaying the received primary content items and the additional content.

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


Writing logical groups of data to physical locations in memory using headers
Patent No. 9830084 

Inventor(s): Gary Lin (San Jose, CA), Robert Gugel (Longmont, CO), Umang Thakkar (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15176070 on 06/07/2016 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: The various implementations described herein include systems, methods and/or devices for storing data in a storage device. In one aspect, commands are executed, each command for storing in a storage device a logical group of data comprising one or more logical portions and having a logical address. For each command, in accordance with a determination that a remaining capacity of a first physical memory portion is less than a threshold capacity, data is stored for a head logical portion in a first physical location corresponding to the first physical memory portion. Furthermore, data is stored for a tail logical portion in a second physical location corresponding to a second physical memory portion. Mapping entries are stored in a mapping table, where the mapping entries map the corresponding logical address to at least the first physical location in the storage device.

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


Write redirect
Patent No. 9830108 

Inventor(s): Daniel Edward Tuers (Kapaa, HI), Gautam Ashok Dusija (Milpitas, CA), Jonathan Hsu (Newark, CA), Tienchien Kuo (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14880793 on 10/12/2015 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage device includes a memory (including a single level cell (SLC) memory portion and a multilevel cell (MLC) memory portion), a plurality of data latches, and routing circuitry coupled to the plurality of data latches. The routing circuitry is configured to cause write data, received from a controller, to be stored at a data latch of the plurality of data latches. The routing circuitry is further configured to cause the write data to be copied from the data latch to a particular portion of the memory based on receiving a program mode command after the write data is stored at the data latch, where the program mode command indicates the particular portion as one of the SLC memory portion or the MLC memory portion.

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


Computer implemented method and system, and computer program product, for determining compliance with a configuration parameter before deployment of a virtual appliance into a network appliance
Patent No. 9830177 

Inventor(s): Akshaya Mahapatra (Richardson, TX), Anantha Mohan Raj Durai Raj Murugandi (Richardson, TX), Boyu Wang (Richardson, TX), Zunhe Jin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE Company, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Carlyle Sandridge Rice, LLP (16 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14078233 on 11/12/2013 (1477 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer readable media for deploying a virtual appliance are provided. The method includes receiving values of input parameters of a configuration file of a virtual appliance. The method includes for one of the values, determining, prior to activating the virtual appliance, whether the one of the values is in compliance with a configuration of one or more appliances. The method includes deploying the virtual appliance into the one or more appliances. In response to determining that the one of the values is in compliance, the method includes configuring the virtual appliance in accordance with the one of the values, wherein the determining is executed through a processor.

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


Multi-mode agent
Patent No. 9830283 

Inventor(s): Craig Warner (Coppell, TX), Gary Gostin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Mannava Kang, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14786822 on 05/16/2013 (1657 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an example, a multi-mode agent may include a processor interconnect (PI) interface to receive data from a processor and to selectively route the data to a node controller logic block, a central switch, or an optical interface based on one of a plurality of modes of operation of the multi-mode agent. The modes of operation may include a glueless mode where the PI interface is to route the data directly to the optical interface and bypass the node controller logic block and the central switch, a switched glueless mode where the PI interface is to route the data directly to the central switch for routing to the optical interface, and bypass the node controller logic block, and a glued mode where the PI interface is to route the data directly to the node controller logic block for routing to the central switch and further to the optical interface.

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


Audience-based sensitive information handling for shared collaborative documents
Patent No. 9830477 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15449125 on 03/03/2017 (270 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing audience-based redaction of sensitive information in an electronic document may include receiving a request from a computing device to access an electronic document, retrieving the electronic document, identifying the user(s) associated with the computing device, determining an access level for each user associated with the computing device, determining the lowest access level for the user(s) associated with the computing device, generating a rendering of the electronic document for display on the computing device based on the lowest access level for the user(s) associated with the computing device, and providing the rendering of the electronic document to the computing device for display. When generating the rendering of the electronic document for display, sensitive information in the electronic document is typically redacted based on the lowest access level for the user(s) associated with the computing device.

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


Resolving card malfunctions using card information access control
Patent No. 9830756 

Inventor(s): Andy Anderson (McKinney, TX), Anish Abraham (Sunnyvale, TX), Kirubel Getachew (Garland, TX), Murali Sampath (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Michael A. Springs (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15164279 on 05/25/2016 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus that includes a vision system configured to capture images of two-dimensional barcodes. The apparatus further includes a processor operably coupled to the vision system and a network interface. The processor is configured to process a captured image of a two-dimensional barcode on a card to obtain card processing information, to obtain user information for a user associated with the card, and to combine the card processing information with the user information to generate a resolution request message. The network interface is configured to send the resolution request message to an institution associated with the card.

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


Word line-dependent and temperature-dependent erase depth
Patent No. 9830963 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Liang Pang (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15163171 on 05/24/2016 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for reducing program disturb and short term data retention loss. Program disturb becomes worse for the drain-side memory cells at higher temperatures, while data retention generally does not become worse at higher temperatures. In one aspect, a deeper erase is provided for drain-side memory cells when the temperature is relatively high, to reduce program disturb. In another aspect, the verify levels of the programmed data states are lowered to reduce data retention loss when the temperature is relatively high. In another aspect, the number of read errors is used to adjust the depth of the depth of the erase operation. In another aspect, a pass voltage of a drain-side cell is lowered during a verify test for another cell to account for the deep erase of the drain-side cell.

[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)


Sense amplifier local feedback to control bit line voltage
Patent No. 9830987 

Inventor(s): Chang Siau (Saratoga, CA), Xiaowei Jiang (San Jose, CA), Yingchang Chen (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15151359 on 05/10/2016 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for precharging bit lines using closed-loop feedback are described. In one embodiment, a sense amplifier may include a bit line precharge circuit for setting a bit line to a read voltage prior to sensing a memory cell connected to the bit line. The bit line precharge circuit may include a first transistor in a source-follower configuration with a first gate and a first source node electrically coupled to the bit line. By applying local feedback from the first source node to the first gate, the bit line settling time may be reduced. In some cases, a first voltage applied to the first gate may be determined based on a first current drawn from the first bit line. Thus, the first voltage applied to the first gate may vary over time depending on the conductivity of a selected memory cell connected to the bit line.

[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)


Sequential deselection of word lines for suppressing first read issue
Patent No. 9830994 

Inventor(s): Chun-Hung Lai (Kamakura, , JP), Noriyuki Mitsuhira (Ofuna, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15422803 on 02/02/2017 (299 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing trapped electrons within a NAND string are described. During a sensing operation, one or more control circuits may discharge or initiate discharge of control gates corresponding with contiguous memory cell transistors of a NAND string from a read pass voltage (e.g., 10V) to a second voltage less than the pass voltage (e.g., 2V) in an order starting from a first set of the contiguous memory cell transistors closest to the first end of the NAND string and ending with a second set of the contiguous memory cell transistors closest to the second end of the NAND string. Subsequently, the one or more control circuits may either concurrently or simultaneously discharge the control gates corresponding with the contiguous memory cell transistors from the second voltage to a third voltage less than the intermediate voltage (e.g., from 2V to 0V).

[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)


Stress patterns to detect shorts in three dimensional non-volatile memory
Patent No. 9830998 

Inventor(s): Ankitkumar Babariya (Milpitas, CA), Jagdish Sabde (Fremont, CA), Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Sagar Magia (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14716794 on 05/19/2015 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage system includes a three dimensional structure comprising vertical columns of memory cells and a managing circuit in communication with the vertical columns. The managing circuit applies one or more patterns of stress voltages to the vertical columns, with different voltages applied to each vertical column of pairs of adjacent vertical columns being tested for shorts. The managing circuit tests for a short in the pairs of adjacent vertical columns after applying the one or more patterns of stress voltages. In one embodiment, the test may comprise programming a memory cell in each vertical column with data that matches the pattern of stress voltages, reading from the memory cells and determining whether data read matches data programmed. The applying of the stress voltages and the testing can be performed as part of a test during manufacturing or in the field during user 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)


System and method for cluster management based on HPC architecture
Patent No. 9832077 

Inventor(s): Anthony N. Richoux (Richardson, TX), James D. Ballew (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14930050 on 11/02/2015 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cluster management software comprises a plurality of cluster agents, with each cluster agent associated with an HPC node including an integrated fabric and the cluster agent operable to determine a status of the associated HPC node. The software further includes a cluster management engine communicably coupled with the plurality of the HPC nodes and operable to execute an HPC job using a dynamically allocated subset of the plurality of HPC nodes based on the determined status of the plurality of HPC nodes.

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


Enterprise integration with cloud-based multimedia system
Patent No. 9832087 

Inventor(s): Christopher Pearce (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14155971 on 01/15/2014 (1413 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described herein for facilitating a connection between a cloud networking platform and a unified communication system, where the cloud networking platform hosts communication services including real-time communications for client devices, and the unified communication system hosts communication services including real-time communications for on-prem devices that are associated with the unified communication system. Events associated with the cloud networking platform are monitored at the unified communication system, via a cloud connector device of the unified communication system, where events are associated with users who are registered with client devices and on-prem devices, and the events include real-time communications. A notification is provided to one or more client devices registered to a first user in response to an on-prem device also registered to the first user receiving a real-time communication request from a device of another user.

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


Next hop instruction associations for forwarding unit programming within a network device
Patent No. 9832121 

Inventor(s): Ronald P. Folkes (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Juniper Networks, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Shumaker Sieffert, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14587563 on 12/31/2014 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a network device of a network comprises a first component configured to store a plurality of next hop instructions corresponding to respective logical or physical network structures of the network. The network device also comprises a second component configured to send, to the first component, a message that identifies an association of the plurality of next hop instructions, wherein the first component is further configured to modify, in response to receiving the message, each of the plurality of next hop instructions.

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


Provisioning system and method for a distributed computing environment using a map reduce process
Patent No. 9832137 

Inventor(s): Akshaya Mahapatra (San Jose, CA), Michael Tan (Palo Alto, CA), Sazzadul K. Kahn (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14665836 on 03/23/2015 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: A provisioning system for a distributed computing environment includes a map reduce framework that includes a splitter process, a mapper process, and a reduce process. The splitter process receives a task associated with a distributed application to be deployed on the distributed computing environment, and selects which of the resources are to be provisioned for executing the distributed application. The mapper process converts at least one abstract address included in the task to an absolute address, and executes the task for provisioning the selected resources, while the reduce process consolidates results of the executed task.

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


 

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Reducing neighboring word line in interference using low-k oxide
Patent No. 9831118 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Liang Pang (Fremont, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15163236 on 05/24/2016 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for fabricating a memory device which has reduced neighboring word line interference, and a corresponding memory device. The memory device comprises a stack of alternating conductive and dielectric layers, where the conductive layers form word lines or control gates of memory cells. In one aspect, the memory device is provided with a reduced dielectric constant (k) in locations of a fringing electric field of the control gate. For example, portions of the dielectric layers can be replaced with a low-k material. One approach involves recessing the dielectric layer and providing a low-k material in the recess. Another approach involves doping a portion of the blocking oxide layer to reduce its dielectric constant. Another approach involves removing a portion of the blocking oxide layer. In another aspect, the memory device is provided with an increased dielectric constant adjacent to the control gates.

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


Three-dimensional NAND device containing support pedestal structures for a buried source line and method of making the same
Patent No. 9831266 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Jin Liu (Milpitas, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225492 on 08/01/2016 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of electrically conductive layers and insulating layers located over a substrate, an array of memory stack structures. An alternating sequence of support pedestal structures and conductive rail structures extending along a same horizontal direction are provided between the substrate and the alternating stack. Each memory stack structure straddles a vertical interface between a conductive rail structure and a support pedestal structure. A semiconductor channel in each memory stack structure contacts a respective conductive rail structure, and is electrically isolated from an adjacent support pedestal structure by a portion of a memory film. The conductive rail structures can function as source regions of memory device.

[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]


Ultrahigh density vertical NAND memory device and method of making thereof
Patent No. 9831268 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15282010 on 09/30/2016 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making a monolithic three dimensional NAND string is provided. A stack of alternating layers of a first material and a second material different from the first material is formed over a substrate. The stack is etched to form at least one opening in the stack. A charge storage material layer is formed on a sidewall of the at least one opening. A tunnel dielectric layer is formed on the charge storage material layer in the at least one opening. A semiconductor channel material is formed on the tunnel dielectric layer in the at least one opening. The first material layers are selectively removed to expose side wall of the charge storage material layer. A blocking dielectric is formed on the exposed side wall of the charge storage material layer. Control gates are formed on the blocking dielectric.

[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]


Structure and method to achieve compressively strained Si NS
Patent No. 9831323 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (, , KR)
Law Firm: Renaissance IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15267134 on 09/15/2016 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stack for a semiconductor device and a method for making the stack are disclosed. The stack includes a plurality of sacrificial layers in which each sacrificial layer has a first lattice parameter; and at least one channel layer that has a second lattice parameter in which the first lattice parameter is less than or equal to the second lattice parameter, and each channel layer is disposed between and in contact with two sacrificial layers and includes a compressive strain or a neutral strain based on a difference between the first lattice parameter and the second lattice parameter.

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


Method to induce strain in 3-D microfabricated structures
Patent No. 9831342 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Albany, NY)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14975534 on 12/18/2015 (711 days app to issue)

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

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


Dual-beam sector antenna and array
Patent No. 9831548 

Inventor(s): Huy Cao (Garland, TX), Igor Timofeev (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13127592 on 11/12/2009 (2938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A low sidelobe beam forming method and dual-beam antenna schematic are disclosed, which may preferably be used for 3-sector and 6-sector cellular communication system. Complete antenna combines 2-, 3- or -4 columns dual-beam sub-arrays (modules) with improved beam-forming network (BFN). The modules may be used as part of an array, or as an independent 2-beam antenna. By integrating different types of modules to form a complete array, the present invention provides an improved dual-beam antenna with improved azimuth sidelobe suppression in a wide frequency band of operation, with improved coverage of a desired cellular sector and with less interference being created with other cells. Advantageously, a better cell efficiency is realized with up to 95% of the radiated power being directed in a desired cellular sector.

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


Patch cords for reduced-pair ethernet applications having strain relief units that resist rotational loads and related strain relief units and connectors
Patent No. 9831598 

Inventor(s): Scott M. Keith (Plano, TX), Yi Teh Shih (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15163371 on 05/24/2016 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Reduced-pair Ethernet patch cords include a twisted pair cable that has a pair of insulated conductors that are contained within a cable jacket. A connector is mounted on a first end of the cable. The connector includes a connector housing and a strain relief unit that is mounted on the cable at the interface between the cable and the connector housing. The strain relief unit includes a plurality of internal protrusions that contact the cable jacket.

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


System and method for testing photosensitive device degradation
Patent No. 9831829 

Inventor(s): Jerome Lovelace (McKinney, TX), Kamil Mielczarek (Rowlett, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HEE Solar, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15276378 on 09/26/2016 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: The performance of photosensitive devices over time may be tested by configuring a photosensitive device test system that includes a light source plate that exposes photosensitive devices within a container to a specified light intensity. The light intensity may be adjusted by a programmable power source according to one or more thresholds. A test may last for a set duration with performance measurements being taken at predetermined intervals throughout the duration. Feedback from the photosensitive device test system may be recorded to determine whether to increase light intensity, to stop testing, to continue testing, and whether one or more environmental conditions should be altered. Measurements may be sent to a client for analysis and display to a user.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Selective directional mitigation of wireless signal interference
Patent No. 9831974 

Inventor(s): Ira L. Allen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Lee Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15232608 on 08/09/2016 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: A boundary of a wireless network is monitored for incoming wireless signals that may interfere with an ability of a first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network. For an incoming wireless signal determined to interfere with the ability of the first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network, a directional opposing outgoing wireless signal is emitted to counteract the incoming wireless signal and to stop the incoming wireless signal from further interfering with the ability of the first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Apparatus for personal voice assistant, location services, multi-media capture, transmission, speech to text conversion, photo/video image/object recognition, creation of searchable metatag(s)/ contextual tag(s), storage and search retrieval
Patent No. 9832017 

Inventor(s): Michael F. Malone (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): MYPORT IP, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15272013 on 09/21/2016 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to a network interface device. A first capture device interfaces with a first external information source to capture first external information. A processor processes the captured first external information and stores it in a first media. The processor initiates the storage of the first captured information at an initial time and completes storage of the first captured information at a completion time, thus providing a stored defined set of first captured information. A transmitter transmits the defined set of stored captured information to a remote location on a network. A remote processing system is disposed at the remote node on the network and includes a database and a receiver for receiving the transmitted defined set of first captured information. A data converter is operable to convert the received defined set of first captured information to a second format. The database stores the set of converted captured information.

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


Bit index explicit replication forwarding using replication cache
Patent No. 9832031 

Inventor(s): Katherine Zhao (San Jose, CA), Lucy Yong (Georgetown, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14921835 on 10/23/2015 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data packet forwarding method including receiving, by a network node, a data packet that comprises a bit string, a BFIR identifier (ID), and a multicast replication path (MRP) ID, wherein the BFIR ID identifies an ingress network node for a multicast group, and wherein the MRP ID identifies the multicast group, identifying an entry in a BIER Replication Path Cache Table (BRCT) using the BFIR ID and the MRP ID, wherein the entry identifies a replication neighbor (NBR) list associated with the BFIR ID and the MRP ID, and forwarding the data packet in accordance with the replication NBR list.

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


Multi-tiered protection platform
Patent No. 9832200 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin N. Cismas (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14968377 on 12/14/2015 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-tier platform provides additional security at a perimeter of a computer system, where an intermediate layer interacts with a web layer and controls data presentation to the web layer. When the intermediate layer receives a data request for dynamic data from the web layer, the intermediate layer obtains source data from the registered source and may remove a specified portion from the source data to obtain the dynamic data before returning it to the web layer. When requested data comprises static data, the intermediate layer accesses the static data from storage maintained at the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer obtains the static data by the registered source previously publishing source data and the intermediate layer removing a specified portion from it. Source data may assume different forms including a webpage of an external service provider with embedded third-party information being removed by the intermediate layer before presenting it.

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


System and method for communicating with inmates in a privileged communication
Patent No. 9832202 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620322 on 06/12/2017 (169 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for with an inmate in a privileged communication are disclosed. a communication system includes a portal subsystem that determines whether a communication should be monitored, or not, based on received information, including access information, from a first communication device. Based on the determination, the communication system bypasses a monitoring subsystem and stores and/or transmits the communication to a second communication device by way of a non-monitoring subsystem.

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


Multi-tiered protection platform
Patent No. 9832229 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin N. Cismas (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14968373 on 12/14/2015 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-tier platform supports a messaging platform. An intermediate layer interacts with a web layer and registered sources of data components, where a registered source may be an application executing on the computer system or an external source of an external service provider. A data request is received at the web layer and is passed to the intermediate layer for requested data, which may comprise one or more data components. The intermediate layer determines the authoritative source for a data component and whether the data component comprises static or dynamic data. If data component comprises dynamic data, the intermediate layer functions as a messaging platform by generating a message to the registered source to access the dynamic data. If the data component comprises static data, the intermediate layer accesses the static data stored at the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer then returns the requested data via the web layer.

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


Systems, methods, and computer program products for third party authentication in communication services
Patent No. 9832252 

Inventor(s): Dany Sylvain (Gatineau, , CA)
Assignee(s): Genband US LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14227869 on 03/27/2014 (1342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a request from a first user at a first device to set up a communication session with a second user at a second device, in response to the request, directing the first device to authenticate the first user with a third party authentication service, receiving an authentication result corresponding to the first user, verifying the authentication result using information from the third party authentication service, and in response to verifying the authentication result, establishing the communication session on behalf of the first user.

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


Facilitating quality of service and security via functional classification of devices in networks
Patent No. 9832283 

Inventor(s): Toby Bearden (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15359956 on 11/23/2016 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: Quality of service and security are facilitated via functional classification of devices within a network. One method includes receiving, by a first device, notification information of a presence of a second device among the devices of the network, wherein the devices are configured to communicate information about events associated with respective operations of the devices; and generating, by the first device, first information indicative of an identity of and a functional classification of a function of the second device. The method also includes initiating, by the first device to a controller within the network, a transmission of second information for association of third information indicative of the functional classification of the function of the second device with fourth information generated by the second device. The functional classification of the function of the second device is associated with potential impact of failure of the second device.

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


Message management and notification system
Patent No. 9832318 

Inventor(s): Alexander Noland (North Richland Hills, TX), Matthew Smith (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15376340 on 12/12/2016 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods provide a resident of a controlled-environment facility with voice messaging. The facility provides the resident with voice communication services. In response to a request by a resident for a voice communication with a non-resident, a call request to the non-resident may be initiated. In certain scenarios, the non-resident is unable to accept the call request. If a voice message is authorized, the resident is allowed to record a voice message for the non-resident. Certain restrictions may limit the resident to selecting from automated voice messages. A notification of the recorded voice message is dispatched to the non-resident. The notification identifies a unique link that directs the non-resident to a voice message retrieval system that allows the resident to retrieve and listen to the voice message recorded by the resident. The voice message recording remains under the control of the controlled-environment facility based on applicable security policies and procedures.

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


Global shutter image sensor pixels having improved shutter efficiency
Patent No. 9832407 

Inventor(s): Jaroslav Hynecek (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14554914 on 11/26/2014 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image sensor may be provided with an array of image sensor pixels formed on a substrate having front and back surfaces. Each pixel may have a photodiode that receives light through the back surface, a floating diffusion node, a charge transfer gate, and first and second reset transistor gates. A source follower transistor may have a gate coupled to the floating diffusion node and a source coupled to an addressing transistor. The pixel may be coupled to a column feedback amplifier through the addressing transistor and a column feedback reset path. The amplifier may provide a kTC-reset noise compensation voltage to the reset transistors for storage on a holding capacitor coupled between the floating diffusion and a drain terminal of the source follower. The floating diffusion may be bounded at the front surface by the transfer gate, the reset gate, and p-type doped regions.

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


System and circuit for television power state control
Patent No. 9832414 

Inventor(s): Bill Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15436500 on 02/17/2017 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and circuit for television power state control are disclosed. In one embodiment, a power management circuit is coupled to a television and interposed between a video feed and an image display engine as well as between an audio feed and a speaker. The power management circuit selectively alternates the television between three states: powered

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


Set-top box with interactive portal and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 9832489 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15417554 on 01/27/2017 (305 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The set-top box is associated with a room and includes a housing that secures a television input, a television output, a processor, a transceiver, and memory therein in an interconnected bus architecture. The set-top box generates a guest interactive portal as well as a housekeeping interactive portal for a guest and housekeeper, respectively. Each of the portals provides relevant feedback on the condition of the room to a server associated with the hotel.

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


Set-top box, system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality environment
Patent No. 9832490 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15596181 on 05/16/2017 (196 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality environment are presented. In one embodiment, a vertical and horizontal array of set-top boxes is provided and each set-top box includes an identification corresponding to the room in which the set-top box is placed. Each set-top box includes a wireless transceiver that periodically transmits an identification beacon that is received by a proximate wireless-enabled interactive device. The proximate wireless-enabled interactive device, in turn, broadcasts data packets including an indication of the strength of set-top box identification signals received. The broadcasts are received by a server via an array of wireless routers. The location of the proximate wireless-enabled interactive device is determined based on the signal strength information in the data packets.

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


Set-top box with enhanced controls
Patent No. 9832511 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15418463 on 01/27/2017 (305 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Content, such music, for example, may be imported from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device and provided to the television. While the music is playing, the set-top box may generate and provide to the television a control signal that includes instructions to adjust the brightness of the television by dimming the television.

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


Location based services for exigent circumstances
Patent No. 9832605 

Inventor(s): Mathew D. Anderson (Coral Springs, FL)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15410677 on 01/19/2017 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for developing, deploying, providing, and/or operating location-based services are disclosed. A computer system receives a search request for location information associated with a wireless device. The search request is received from a requesting party, such as an investigator or law enforcement officer. The search request includes an indication of exigent circumstances. A service provider associated with the wireless device is identified. A notification message is generated comprising information associated with the search request. The notification message is provided to at least one notification party, who is other than the requesting party. When approval is received from the notification party, location information is obtained from the service provider. The location information may be provided to the notification party. When approval is received from the notification party, the location information is provided to the requesting party.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for location privacy and location information management over wireless systems
Patent No. 9832633 

Inventor(s): David D. Allen (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): LOC-AID TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13019282 on 02/01/2011 (2492 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for allowing the management of permissions, notifications and reporting pertaining to a wireless device and the physical location of the device obtained via automatic location identification (ALI) technologies. A location preferences management system and method is provided for wireless users utilizing a mobile application requesting location fixes via any telecommunication technology. The location management system provides these mobile users with a comprehensive understanding of the location permissions and notifications and hence the location transactions associated with their wireless device and with the ability to manage it in a way that makes sense for their personal or business needs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for network node selection based user equipment agent assisted modification of temporary identity in 3G and 4G networks
Patent No. 9832714 

Inventor(s): Nishi Kant (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): MAVENIR SYSTEMS, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14622545 on 02/13/2015 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate generally to a method and system for using mobility management entity (MME) or Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) pooling features depending on whether it is a 3G or 4G network and adding an enhancement in the User Equipment (UE) whereby it uses location information (e.g., broadcast Public Land Mobile Network Identity (PLMN ID), Tracking Area (TA), Cell Identification, Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates or the like) to decide from which MME or SGSN it should obtain services.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for layer 3 configuration in a heterogeneous network
Patent No. 9832717 

Inventor(s): Yi Song (Plano, TX), Zhijun Cai (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13720783 on 12/19/2012 (1805 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus are provided for camping, assisted serving cell addition or removal, and discontinuous reception (DRX) in networks having a macro cell and at least one assisted serving cell. In other aspects, enhancements to Layer 1 channels and uplink timing alignments are provided in networks having a macro cell and at least one assisted serving cell. In further aspects, assisted serving cell Layer 2 architecture and transport channels are provided in networks having a macro cell and at least one assisted serving cell. In further aspects, collaborated HARQ solutions are provided in networks having a macro cell and at least one assisted serving cell.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method of assembling a modular multi-panel display system
Patent No. 9832897 

Inventor(s): William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15582059 on 04/28/2017 (214 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to integrated modular display systems. In one embodiment, a modular multi-panel display system includes a mechanical support structure, and a plurality of display panels detachably mounted to the mechanical support structure so as to form an integrated display panel. Each LED panel includes an LED array and an LED driver coupled to the LED array. Each panel further includes a power supply unit disposed outside the housing and electrically coupled to the receiver circuit. The mechanical structure is configured to provide mechanical support to the plurality of display panels without providing hermetic sealing. Each of the plurality of display panels is hermetically sealed.

[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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Shelf bracket for merchandising display cases
Patent No. D803671 

Inventor(s): Chera Selvan Neelagantan (Columbus, GA), Randall Douglas Booker (Fortson, GA), Satish Kumar Jatashanker Singh (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29587893 on 12/15/2016 (348 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wire rod shelf bracket
Patent No. D803672 

Inventor(s): Chandrashekhara Chikkakalbalu (Columbus, GA), Satish Kumar Jatashanker Singh (Chennai, , IN), Vinodkumar Reddy Kunchala (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29588078 on 12/18/2016 (345 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cosmetic bottle
Patent No. D803691 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco, TX), Lauren Purkhiser (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29537085 on 08/21/2015 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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