Dallas Invents: 68 Patents Granted for Week of July 3

Patents granted include Toyota’s steering wheel that illuminates via touch; AT&T’s electrical switch that generates signals through acoustic inputs; Frito-Lay’s method for removing part of a food product through an “abrasive stream”; and Conduent Business Services’ method to create a classifier that predicts a user’s personality type.

An illustration (fig. 6A) from Toyota’s patent No. 10011222 demonstrating a system including a steering wheel-shaped shell with two layers that illuminates LED lights when force is applied.

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

 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of July 3, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Sandisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 9
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Conduent Business Services LLC (Dallas) 3
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 3

UNASSIGNED, this week: 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

James Earl Womack (Bedford) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

228 days
Methods, systems, and products for security services:
Security systems are warned of earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. When an early warning system detects a natural disaster, the early warning system alerts a central server.
Patent No. 10015659
Assignee: ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Inventor: Robert Best (Dallas)

3,079 days
Wiring connector housing:
A wiring connector housing including a housing body having first and second ends and at least one interference tab extending outwardly from the second end is provided.

Patent No. 10012403
Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Inventors: Carlos O. Chamorro (Plano), Randall L. Lisbona (Coppell), Rick A. Mauk (Lewisville)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Automated horse tracking, training, and competition system
Patent No. 10010054 

Inventor(s): Lloyd F. Estes (Springtown, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14959164 on 12/04/2015 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are provided for a cutting horse trainer that operates to train a cutting horse without additional input from an operator or trainer. More specifically, in one aspect of the disclosure described herein, positioning systems, such as transmitters, receivers, camera tracking, gyroscopes, accelerometers, and/or GPS tracking allow a cutting horse trainer system to detect the position of the horse with respect to a field of view (azimuth) of a decoy, and automatically adjust the position of the decoy accordingly.

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


Prevention of micronutrient deficiencies associated with common disabilities in the over 50 adult
Patent No. 10010098 

Inventor(s): Ralph Brown (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Abel Law Group, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13859294 on 04/09/2013 (1911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A micronutrient dosage unit which comprises two or more micronutrients selected from vitamin A, vitamin B[subscript]2[/subscript], vitamin B[subscript]6[/subscript], vitamin B[subscript]9[/subscript], vitamin B[subscript]12[/subscript], vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron and chromium in one or more specified ratios. NULL


Method and apparatus for removing a portion of a food product with an abrasive stream
Patent No. 10010106 

Inventor(s): Richard James Ruegg (Frisco, TX), Stephen Graham (Plano, TX), Wilfred Marcellien Bourg, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14919845 on 10/22/2015 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for causing attrition to an outer surface of a food product to provide a removed portion of the food product and a remainder of the food product. In a first aspect, an abrasive stream contacts the outer surface of the food product, thereby separating at least a portion of the outer surface of the food product from the remainder of the food product to provide the removed portion of the food product. In a second aspect, the apparatus includes a product positioner to position the food product in an attrition zone and a nozzle for discharging the abrasive stream into contact with the food product in the attrition zone. The abrasive stream can be food grade and can include a food grade fluid and a food grade abrasive, for example, air and salt, respectively. NULL


Spring activated device for the self rising of a toilet seat
Patent No. 10010227 

Inventor(s): Doyle Lawhon (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15277284 on 09/27/2016 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for the self rising of a toilet seat includes a toilet seat, at least one torsion spring with a first and second end, a bar passing through the torsion spring, and a spacer located on the bar. The toilet seat has a base portion and a seat portion. The torsion spring second end is in communication with the seat portion. The first and second ends are biased relative to one another such that they operate between a resting state and a loaded state. The resting state locates the seat portion in an elevated raised position.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)


Bone plates, screws and instruments
Patent No. 10010356 

Inventor(s): Charles R. Forton (Frisco, TX), Douglas E. Schmierer (Dallas, TX), Marc C. Yap (The Colony, TX), Victor Zaporojan (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Wenzel Spine, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15284303 on 10/03/2016 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for trauma and/or joint fusion implants and instruments include transarticular screw and intra-articular washer, polyaxial screw and plate, single- and multi-level polyaxial bone clamps, and minimally invasive adaptations.

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


Apparatus for dissolving a fragrance carrier
Patent No. 10010643 

Inventor(s): Kathleen E. R. Huthmaker (McKinney, TX), Todd J. Huthmaker (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): REMARKABLY WELL, INC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Pearne Gordon LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15691281 on 08/30/2017 (307 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for dissolving a fragrance carrier such as a shower tablet, including a fragrance carrier holder and a mount bracket supporting a water-holding reservoir and configured so that water in the reservoir or from the reservoir can contact and dissolve the fragrance carrier on the holder. The reservoir can be provided with a valve to at least partially control flow of water from the reservoir. The valve is preferably a flapper valve, a rotatable flow regulator valve, a poppet valve or a duckbill valve. A method of dissolving the fragrance carrier is also provided.

[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)


Photocatalytic device for ductless heating and air conditioning systems
Patent No. 10010644 

Inventor(s): Gregg William Burnett (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14691912 on 04/21/2015 (1169 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photocatalytic device comprising Manganese dioxide and Titanium dioxide coated housing, an ultraviolet light source disposed therein, and a plurality of multi-metallic photocatalytic structures, such as hydrated multi-metallic catalyst substrates, is adapted to be deployed in conjunction with the exchange air intake of a mini-split system. The photocatalytic device has (a) Manganese dioxide and Titanium dioxide coated reflector(s) that is/are positioned to reflect ultraviolet light onto the photocatalytic structures. The photocatalytic device may have at least one carbon fiber and/or needle type ionizer disposed in the housing. The photocatalytic device may also have at least one sensor and may be wirelessly coupled to a computing device or controller.

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


Bat swing training system and method of use
Patent No. 10010777 

Inventor(s): Jim Schwanke (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628144 on 06/20/2017 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for swing training with a bat, the system includes a training device, having a bat spacer attached to a sweet spot position on the bat about a barrel portion of the bat, the bat spacer having a body with a top surface and a bottom surface; the bottom surface is contoured to snugly fit against an outer surface of the barrel portion; the bottom surface is secured against the outer surface via an adhesion material; and the bottom surface wraps partially around the outer surface; a flexible energy absorbing cover attached to the top surface of the bat spacer, the flexible energy absorbing cover having an interior cavity; an electronic faceplate secured within the interior cavity to sense data associated with the bat coming into contact with a ball; and an electronic device in wireless communication with the electronic faceplate; the electronic device is to record data sensed.

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


 

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

Method for performing delamination of a polymer film
Patent No. 10011104 

Inventor(s): Kurt A. Schroder (Coupland, TX), Rob Jacob Hendriks (Eindhoven, , NL)
Assignee(s): NCC NANO, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Russell Ng PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15174696 on 06/06/2016 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for delaminating a polymer film from a carrier plate is disclosed. The carrier plate is at least partially transparent and has deposited on it a pixelated pattern layer of light-absorptive material, upon which is deposited a layer of light-reflective material. A polymer film, which is to be delaminated, is deposited on the light-reflecting material layer. Next, a pulsed light source is utilized to irradiate through the carrier plate from the side opposite the polymer film to heat the light-absorptive material layer. The heated areas of the light-absorptive material layer, in turn, heat the polymer film through conduction at the interface between the light-absorptive material layer and the polymer film, thereby generating gas from the polymer film by its thermal decomposition, which allows the polymer film to be released from the carrier plate.

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


Chemical etched two dimensional matrix symbols and method and process for making same
Patent No. 10011134 

Inventor(s): Preston Cray Smith (Dallas, TX), Ronnie Dwaine Phelps (Dallas, TX), Roy Dale Crownover (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Nameplate Company, Inc. (Lancaster, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14136016 on 12/20/2013 (1656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chemically etched two dimensional matrix symbol is provided on a substrate. The substrate may be metal or plastic. In another embodiment, a process is described for forming a plurality of two dimensional matrix symbols at the same time in batches. The two dimensional data matrix symbol comprises a substrate, a plurality of grooves and a plurality of raised areas and a plurality of ink spots disposed in the grooves according to a predefined code. The matrix is readable by a scanning device.

[B42D] BOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER CHARACTERISED BY IDENTIFICATION OR SECURITY FEATURES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS


Auto turn signal initiation based on lane change and driver history
Patent No. 10011216 

Inventor(s): Christopher L. Rovik (Northville, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499438 on 04/27/2017 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: An auto turn signal system for activating a turn signal of a vehicle includes an electronic control unit, a processor, a non-transitory computer readable memory, a camera and a machine-readable instruction set. The camera automatically captures image data and transmits the image data to the electronic control unit. The machine-readable instruction set causes the processor to receive the image data from the camera, determine at least one of a driver head movement and a driver eye movement based on the image data, predict a change in a lane of travel from a current lane of travel to a predicted destination lane of travel, detect initiation of the change from the current lane of travel to the predicted destination lane of travel, and automatically activate the turn signal in response to detecting the initiation of the change from the current lane of travel to the predicted destination lane of travel.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]


On touch self-light growth steering wheel
Patent No. 10011222 

Inventor(s): Chi-Ming Wang (Ann Arbor, MI), Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Khoa Vo (Superior Township, MI), Songtao Wu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584222 on 05/02/2017 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a shell at least partially formed in a shape of a steering wheel and having a first layer and a second layer spaced apart from one another. The system further includes an LED coupled to the shell or the steering wheel. The system also includes a positive triboelectric material coupled to the first layer of the shell and that loses electrons in response to friction. The system further includes a negative triboelectric material coupled to the second layer of the shell and that gains electrons in response to friction. The system further includes an electrical connector coupled to the LED and at least one of the positive triboelectric material or the negative triboelectric material. Current flows through the electrical connector to illuminate the LED when force is being applied to the shell causing the positive triboelectric material to contact the negative triboelectric material.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]


Railcar coupler system and method
Patent No. 10011288 

Inventor(s): George S. Creighton (Pompano Beach, FL), Joseph L. Gagliardino (Oakdale, PA), P. Scott Mautino (Pittsburgh, PA), Randall W. Schudalla (Cranberry Township, PA), Richard G. McMillen (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee(s): McConway Torley, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14739512 on 06/15/2015 (1114 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railcar coupler includes a coupler head portion extending from a shank portion. The coupler head portion is configured to couple to a first coupler knuckle for coupling the railcar coupler to a second railcar coupler of an adjacent railcar. The coupler head portion comprises a nose portion and a gathering face extending from the nose portion for engaging a second coupler knuckle coupled to the second railcar coupler. The coupler head portion comprises a guard arm portion extending from the nose portion towards the shank portion. The coupler head portion comprises a horn portion having a back surface. A distance between the back surface of the horn portion and a nose end of the guard arm portion is less than 11 inches. The coupler head portion comprises a locklifter shelf less than 2 inches above a bottom edge of the coupler.

[B61G] COUPLINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR RAILWAY VEHICLES; DRAUGHT OR BUFFING APPLIANCES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR RAILWAY VEHICLES


Tiltrotor aircraft having rotatable wing extensions
Patent No. 10011349 

Inventor(s): Nathan Gabriel Wu (Fort Worth, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252545 on 08/31/2016 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pylon assembly for a tiltrotor aircraft includes a fixed pylon having an outboard end. A rotor assembly is rotatably coupled to the fixed pylon and is operable to rotate between a generally vertical orientation in a vertical takeoff and landing mode and a generally horizontal orientation in a forward flight mode. The rotor assembly includes a proprotor operable to produce a generally vertical slipstream in the vertical takeoff and landing mode and a generally horizontal slipstream in the forward flight mode. A wing extension is rotatably coupled to the outboard end of the fixed pylon. The wing extension is operable to rotate generally with the rotor assembly such that a minimal dimension of the wing extension remains in the slipstream of the proprotor.

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


Measurement of rotor blade flapping
Patent No. 10011367 

Inventor(s): John A. Dillon (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13855789 on 04/03/2013 (1917 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a flapping measurement system may include a position sensor and a controller. The position sensor may be disposed on the flapping plane of a rotor blade and operable to provide position measurements identifying locations of the position sensor during operation of the rotor blade. The controller may be operable to identify flapping of the rotor blade based on the position measurements.

[B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT


Abrasive coating and manufacture and use methods
Patent No. 10012095 

Inventor(s): Eric W. Stratton (Mansfield, TX), Michael J. Minor (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): United Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Bachman LaPointe, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14750324 on 06/25/2015 (1104 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for applying an abrasive comprises: applying, to a substrate, the integral combination of: a self-braze material; an abrasive; and a matrix in which the abrasive is at least partially embedded; and heating to cause the self-braze material to braze to the substrate. The heating leaves at least a portion of the self-braze material with a composition comprising, in weight percent: cobalt 2.5-13.5; chromium 12-27; aluminum 5-7; yttrium 0.0-1.0; hafnium 0.0-1.0; silicon 1.0-3.0; tantalum 0.0-4.5; tungsten 0.0-6.5; rhenium 0.0-2.0; molybdenum 0.1-1.0; and the balance nickel.

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


 

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

Methods of treating vestibular schwannoma and reducing hearing or neurite loss caused by vestibular schwannoma
Patent No. 10010585 

Inventor(s): Sonam Dilwali (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14741332 on 06/16/2015 (1113 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods to reduce the proliferation of vestibular schwannoma (VS) cells and/or provide neuroprotection to reduce the risk of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), vestibular dysfunction and facial nerve paralysis in subjects with VS. The methods can include one or more of decreasing TNF- activity or expression; decreasing NF-B expression or activity; decreasing COX-2 expression or activity; administering FGF2; decreasing HGF expression or activity; or decreasing c-Met expression or activity.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Nanoparticles for targeting acid tumor microenvironments
Patent No. 10012653 

Inventor(s): Jie Zheng (Allen, TX), Mengxiao Yu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14124057 on 06/14/2012 (2210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition is disclosed which is capable of being used for detection, comprising a noble metal nanoparticle. The inventive compositions exhibit little interaction with serum proteins while exhibiting pH-dependent adsorption onto live cell membranes. The nanoparticles of the claimed invention are capable of interacting with cell membranes, which in turn permits the advantages of nanoparticle bio-imaging to be extended to many pH dependent biological processes such as targeting acidic tumor microenvironment.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Deflector assembly for a lateral wellbore
Patent No. 10012045 

Inventor(s): Borisa Lajesic (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14382280 on 11/01/2013 (1705 days app to issue)

Abstract: A deflector assembly includes an upper deflector arranged within a main bore of a wellbore, the upper deflector having first and second plates spaced apart by a distance. At least one of the first and second plates includes a ramped surface. A lower deflector is arranged within the main bore, the lower deflector defining a first conduit and a second conduit. One of the first and second conduits is in communication with a lower portion of the main bore and another of the first and second conduits is in communication with a lateral bore. The upper and lower deflectors are configured to direct a bullnose assembly into either the lateral bore or the lower portion of the main bore based on a size of a bullnose tip of the bullnose assembly.

[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

 

Wiring connector housing
Patent No. 10012403 

Inventor(s): Carlos O. Chamorro (City of Plano, TX), Randall L. Lisbona (City of Coppell, TX), Rick A. Mauk (City of Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12694447 on 01/27/2010 (3079 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wiring connector housing including a housing body having first and second ends and at least one interference tab extending outwardly from the second end is provided. The wiring connector housing further comprises spaced apart channels located through the housing body extending from the first end to the second end with the first end of the channels each configured to receive a quick connector therein. Each of the second ends of the spaced apart channels being located to register with and receive corresponding quick connect terminals therein. The at least one interference tab is configured to contact an isolation ridge of an electrical relay and thereby prevent the second ends of the spaced apart channels from being improperly registered with the corresponding quick connect terminals.

[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

Passenger pod assembly transportation system
Patent No. 10011351 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15200244 on 07/01/2016 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a passenger pod assembly transportation system includes a transportation services provider computing system and a plurality of flying frame flight control systems, wherein the system is configured to receive, at the transportation services provider computing system, a request for transportation of a passenger pod assembly having a current location and a destination; upload a flight plan to a flight control system of a flying frame including an airframe and a propulsion system; dispatch the flying frame to the current location of the passenger pod assembly; couple the flying frame to the passenger pod assembly at the current location of the passenger pod assembly; transport the passenger pod assembly by air from the current location of the passenger pod assembly to the destination of the passenger pod assembly; and decouple the passenger pod assembly from the flying frame at the destination of the passenger pod assembly.

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


Wearable system for providing walking directions
Patent No. 10012505 

Inventor(s): Brandon D. Northcutt (San Jose, CA), Patrick K. Ching (San Jose, CA), Rajiv Dayal (Milpitas, CA), Tiffany L. Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15349935 on 11/11/2016 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wearable computing device includes an input device, a global positioning system (GPS) sensor, an inertial measurement unit (IMU), a camera, and a memory that is designed to store a database of landmarks and corresponding locations. The device includes a mobile processor that is designed to receive first user input indicating that the user is traveling from a starting location to a destination location and second user input indicating that new landmarks are present. The processor is designed to determine locations of the new landmarks based on the current location, the inertial measurement data, and/or the detected image data. The processor is designed to update the database to include the new landmarks and corresponding locations. The processor is designed to update the database to include an ordered list of landmarks including the new landmarks in order of their appearance from the starting location to the destination location.

[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)


Weighing apparatuses including positioning fixture assemblies for weighing connecting rods
Patent No. 10012528 

Inventor(s): Evan Paul Sachdeva (Blacksburg, VA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15061003 on 03/04/2016 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weighing apparatus includes a first weighing device including a weighing platform and a second weighing device including a weighing platform located adjacent the first weighing platform. A small end fixture assembly is supported on the weighing platform of the first weighing device that supports a small end of a connecting rod thereon at a location spaced above the weighing platform of the first weighing device. A large end fixture assembly is supported on the weighing platform of the second weighing device that supports a large end of the connecting rod thereon at a location spaced above the weighing platform of the second weighing device.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Systems and methods for measuring clamping pressure in a steering knuckle manufacturing device
Patent No. 10012556 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Miller (Georgetown, KY), Thomas J. Butrum (Georgetown, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15447901 on 03/02/2017 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for testing a steering knuckle manufacturing device is provided. The method includes coupling a clamp testing steering knuckle that includes one or more pressure sensors to the steering knuckle manufacturing device using one or more clamps of the steering knuckle manufacturing device. The clamp testing steering knuckle includes a steering knuckle workpiece and the one or more pressure sensors coupled to the steering knuckle workpiece. The one or more clamps apply a clamping pressure to the clamp testing steering knuckle such that the one or more pressure sensors generate a pressure signal corresponding to the clamping pressure applied by the one or more clamps to the clamp testing steering knuckle. The clamping pressure applied by the one or more clamps is determined based on the pressure signal received from the one or more pressure sensors.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Transportation management system with route optimization tools using non-work stops to generate trip plans
Patent No. 10012998 

Inventor(s): David Johnmichael McKinney (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIMBLE INC. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Marsh Fischmann Breyfogle LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15273403 on 09/22/2016 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transportation management system that includes tools for generating an optimized trip plan that can be updated, such as based on driver input, during implementation of a planned trip. The system includes a comprehensive trip optimization tool that generates a trip plan with fuel stop and rest stop optimization. The system includes tools calculating estimated time of arrival (ETA) and projected time of availability (PTA) for the driver, and these tools are adapted to provide the ETA and PTA for the entire trip (rather than only providing an ETA for the next stop). The system further includes tools accepting driver input and/or allowing driver manipulation of a dispatched trip plan such as using pre-filtered alternatives for fuel stops or rest stops or routes, e.g., based on stored driver preferences, that may be less optimal than those in the original trip plan but still viable.

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


Electronic assembly with thermal channel and method of manufacture thereof
Patent No. 10013033 

Inventor(s): David L. Dean (Litchfield Park, AZ), Dennis Bennett (Gilbert, AZ), Robert W. Ellis (Phoenix, AZ)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14596176 on 01/13/2015 (1267 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with some implementations of this invention, an electronic assembly is formed with a thermal channel that controls an air flow for the purpose of dissipating heat generated in the electronic assembly. The electronic assembly includes a top board, a bottom board and a subassembly that further includes a rail, an airflow tab and an interconnect. The subassembly couples the top and bottom boards together. The rail has an opening through which air passes. The interconnect faces the airflow tab, carries electrical signals between the top board and the bottom board, and is configured to channel air directed through the opening of the rail.

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


Data storage device with command buffer management module and method of operating same
Patent No. 10013173 

Inventor(s): Kapil Sundrani (Bangalore, , IN), Shankar More (Pune, , IN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14812619 on 07/29/2015 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device including a communication interface and a command buffer coupled to the communication interface. The communication interface is configured to receive commands from a plurality of initiator devices, and the command buffer is configured to store the commands. The electronic device further includes a command buffer management module coupled to the command buffer. The command buffer management module is configured to generate a message indicating a remaining allowed storage size associated with the command buffer. The communication interface is further configured to enable communication of the message to a particular initiator device of the plurality of initiator devices. The message may enable the particular initiator device to hold off on sending one or more other commands to the command buffer if the remaining allowed storage size fails to satisfy a threshold storage size.

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


Methods, systems and computer readable media for optimizing storage device bus and resource utilization by host realignment
Patent No. 10013178 

Inventor(s): Gadi Vishne (Petach-Tikva, , IL), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Shai Baron (Ramat-Hasharon, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15143538 on 04/30/2016 (794 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for optimizing storage device bus and resource utilization using host realignment includes detecting a first write command for writing data from a host device to a storage device. The method further includes determining whether the first write command includes addressing that is misaligned with regard to storage device resource assignments. The method further includes, in response to determining that the first write command includes addressing that is misaligned with respect to storage device resource assignments: determining an amount to shift the misaligned addressing to align the addressing with the storage device resource assignments; and notifying the host device of the misaligned addressing. The method further includes performing a host realignment according to the amount determined to shift the misaligned addressing.

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


Reading logical groups of data from physical locations in memory using headers
Patent No. 10013179 

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: 15176074 on 06/07/2016 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: The various implementations described herein include systems, methods and/or devices for reading data stored in a storage device. In one aspect, read commands are executed, each command for reading a requested logical group of data from a specified logical address comprising one or more logical portions. A first physical location in the storage device corresponding to the logical address is identified from a mapping table, and data is read. In accordance with a determination that the first physical location stores less than all of the logical group of data, a second physical location is identified based on information contained within the data from the first physical location, and data is read from the second physical location. Data read from the one or more physical locations is decoded to produce the requested logical group of data, which is then returned.

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


Shift skip
Patent No. 10013197 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15611369 on 06/01/2017 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to a shift skip. An example apparatus comprises a plurality of sensing circuitries, comprising respective sense amplifiers and respective compute components. A controller is configured to, responsive to a mask data unit associated with a first sensing circuitry having a particular value, cause a data value to be shifted from a second sensing circuitry to a third sensing circuitry without shifting the data value to the first sensing circuitry, wherein the first sensing circuitry is physically located between the second sensing circuitry and the third sensing circuitry.

[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)


Storage module and method for scheduling memory operations for peak-power management and balancing
Patent No. 10013345 

Inventor(s): Cynthia Hsu (Fremont, CA), Eran Erez (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14489179 on 09/17/2014 (1385 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage module and method for scheduling memory operations for peak-power management and balancing are provided. In one embodiment, a storage module maintains a count of time slots over a period of time. The period of time corresponds to an amount of time between periodic power peaks of a memory operation. For each time slot, the storage module determines whether to commence a memory operation on one or more of the plurality of memory dies based on whether a power peak generated in the time slot by the memory operation would exceed a power threshold allowed for the time slot. Other embodiments are provided.

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


Apparatus, system, and method for atomic storage operations
Patent No. 10013354 

Inventor(s): David Flynn (Sandy, UT), David Nellans (Salt Lake City, UT), Robert Wipfel (Draper, UT), Stephan Uphoff (Roswell, GA), Xiangyong Ouyang (Columbus, OH)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13193559 on 07/28/2011 (2532 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage layer (SL) for a non-volatile storage device presents a logical address space of a non-volatile storage device to storage clients. Storage metadata assigns logical identifiers in the logical address space to physical storage locations on the non-volatile storage device. Data is stored on the non-volatile storage device in a sequential log-based format. Data on the non-volatile storage device comprises an event log of the storage operations performed on the non-volatile storage device. The SL presents an interface for requesting atomic storage operations. Previous versions of data overwritten by the atomic storage device are maintained until the atomic storage operation is successfully completed. Data pertaining to a failed atomic storage operation may be identified using a persistent metadata flag stored with the data on the non-volatile storage device. Data pertaining to failed or incomplete atomic storage requests may be invalidated and removed from the non-volatile storage device.

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


Managing memory access requests with prefetch for streams
Patent No. 10013357 

Inventor(s): David Albert Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Cavium, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Occhinti Rohlicek LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15269072 on 09/19/2016 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: Managing memory access requests to a cache system including one or more cache levels that are configured to store cache lines that correspond to memory blocks in a main memory includes: storing stream information identifying recognized streams that were recognized based on previously received memory access requests, where one or more of the recognized streams comprise strided streams that each have an associated strided prefetch result corresponding to a stride that is larger than or equal to a size of a single cache line; and determining whether or not a next cache line prefetch request corresponding to a particular memory access request will be made based at least in part on whether or not the particular memory access request matches a strided prefetch result for at least one strided stream, and a history of past next cache line prefetch requests.

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


Methods and apparatus for in-line editing of web page content with reduced disruption of logical and presentational structure of content
Patent No. 10013400 

Inventor(s): James Zetlen (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Kibo Software, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13962411 on 08/08/2013 (1790 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for in-line editing of web page content with reduced disruption of logical and presentational structure of content are described. In one embodiment, a rendering of a web page is presented in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editing environment. The presenting includes overlaying an editing control layer for accessing editing functions of the what-you-see-is-what-you-get editing environment, and an electronic commerce web page layer derived from an electronic commerce web page document. The presenting includes inserting into structural tags of the electronic commerce web page document attribute data. The attribute data identifies editing functions available from the what-you-see-is-what-you-get editing environment for elements of editable content of the electronic commerce web page document. Responsive to a control actuation in the editing control layer, code for performance on the web page document of an editing function associated with the respective element of editable content by the attribute data is executed.

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


Methods and systems for managing annotations within applications and websites
Patent No. 10013410 

Inventor(s): Jayaprakash Ramakrishnan (Palakkad, , IN), Jithu Chathukutty (Cochin, , IN), Manoj Rajgarhia (Rochester, NY)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Robb, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15216909 on 07/22/2016 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for managing one or more annotations for a host application through an annotation tool. The annotation tool implements a user interface for users to create, store, access, share or display one or more annotations corresponding to a page of the host application. The annotation tool also implements a back-end interface for processing the one or more annotations created by the user. The annotation tool stores the one or more annotations, associates the one or more annotations with the page of the host application, and allows further retrieval of the one or more annotations from any user device.

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


System and method for metadata enhanced inventory management of a communications system
Patent No. 10013414 

Inventor(s): John Charles Strassner (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14464381 on 08/20/2014 (1413 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for management entity operations includes parsing a request to collect data for an entity in a communications system, the parsing to produce a parsed request and dependency information related to the request, and generating sets of model elements in accordance with context tokens and content tokens derived from the parsed request, the content tokens including extrinsic metadata and intrinsic metadata of the parsed request. The method also includes generating a platform-neutral description of results of the request from an optimized graph derived from the sets of model elements, executing the request to collect the data as requested, and storing the data as collected.

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


Using a graph database to match entities by evaluating boolean expressions
Patent No. 10013481 

Inventor(s): Daren Moneta (Dallas, TX), Eric Steven Herfield (Plano, TX), James Sterling Shapiro Harter (Lantana, TX), Jeremy Scott Antoniuk (Allen, TX), Melanie Denise Courtright (Rowlett, TX), Nicholas Alexander Stuart (Frisco, TX),
Assignee(s): Research Now Group, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15202121 on 07/05/2016 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of matching a first entity to a second entity by evaluating Boolean expressions includes identifying a set of criteria vertices for a second entity vertex by traversing a graph database in a manner constrained to fact vertices identified for the second entity. The graph database relates fact vertices to the criteria vertices by edges corresponding to Boolean expressions for satisfying criteria for matching first entities to second entities. The method additionally includes selecting one of the first entities based on the criteria vertices of the set. The method further includes matching the first entity to the second entity based on the selection.

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


Joint probabilistic modeling and inference of intersection structure
Patent No. 10013508 

Inventor(s): Avdhut S. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Michael R. James (Northville, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14508653 on 10/07/2014 (1365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of modeling an intersection structure of a roadway. The method includes receiving a first data set including road lane information, and receiving a second data set including vehicle trajectory information for an intersection structure of a roadway. The method includes determining lane node locations from at least one of the first and second data sets. A set of potential links between the lane node locations may be compiled. The method may further include assessing, for each link, a probability that the link is a valid link, and assigning each link with a probability value. The links may be filtered based on a predetermined threshold probability value and a set of valid links is generated. A model of the intersection structure is created based on the set of valid links.

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


Methods and systems for creating a classifier capable of predicting personality type of users
Patent No. 10013659 

Inventor(s): Chandrima Sarkar (Minneapolis, MN), Juan Li (Webster, NY), Sumit Bhatia (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Robb, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14731445 on 06/05/2015 (1124 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for creating a classifier for predicting a personality type of users. The method includes receiving a first tag for messages, from a crowdsourcing platform. The first tag relates to personality type of users. Further, the messages, tagged with first tag are segregated into a training data and a testing data. Further, parameters associated with set of messages in the training data are determined based on type of messages. Further, classifiers are trained for a personality type. Further, a second tag for set of messages in testing data is predicted using trained classifiers for a combination of parameters. A performance of classifiers is determined by comparing the second tag and the first tag associated with set of messages in the testing data. A classifier is selected from classifiers, which is indicative of a best combination of parameters to predict personality type of users.

[G06N] COMPUTER SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECIFIC COMPUTATIONAL MODELS [7]


Dynamic auto insurance policy quote creation based on tracked user data
Patent No. 10013719 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Gay (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14795369 on 07/09/2015 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method may create auto insurance quotes using data collected from a device that tracks vehicle usage data and other data. Usage data may be tracked by an On Board Diagnostic (OBD) device or other portable computing device such as a smart phone. Based on a received coverage type, the usage data and other data may be analyzed to determine auto insurance quotes. A potential customer may then purchase an auto insurance policy. Once the purchased policy has been determined to have expired, new usage data will be collected, and new quotes will be created for the customer.

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


Systems and methods for assessing nerve inflammation based on a segmented magnetic resonance image volume
Patent No. 10013758 

Inventor(s): Robert Lenkinski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): 3D Imaging Partners (Toronto, Ontario, , ZZ)
Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15167098 on 05/27/2016 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for processing a segmented volume from magnetic resonance images that corresponds to a nerve are provided. The segmented volume can be processed to generate a report that provides complementary information on the state or condition of tissues contained in the segmented nerve volume. For example, the segmented volume can be processed to identify regions of suspected inflammation, or other pathology such as demyelination, of the nerve tissue contained in the segmented volume. The systems and methods described here provide a user-defined approach to identifying regions of suspected inflammation, or other pathology, in a segmented nerve volume.

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


Methods and systems for conducting a competition within a gaming environment
Patent No. 10013853 

Inventor(s): Alfonso G. Chan (Colleyville, TX), Kermit D. Lopez (Albuquerque, NM), Luis M. Ortiz (Albuquerque, NM), Michael W. Shore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micro-Gaming Ventures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ortiz Lopez, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724369 on 10/04/2017 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for conducting a competition within a gaming environment. Two or more players can be enabled to electronically access a gaming environment over a communication network. The players can be registered to allow, access to a competition within the gaming environment. Each player can be enabled to compete against one or more other players by selecting from macro events displayed in the gaming environment one or more micro event outcomes to future micro events, the micro event outcomes randomized to prevent cheating. A selection of the micro outcomes utilizes a number of points or credits, wherein each selection of a micro outcome increases a selecting player”s points or credit balance if the micro outcome occurs or decreases the points or credit balance if the micro outcome selected does not occur.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Monitoring systems and methods for personal safety
Patent No. 10013871 

Inventor(s): Terry Benton (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15253242 on 08/31/2016 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for monitoring a condition of a person includes receiving, at a computerized device, at least one signal from a condition sensor and determining if a condition is an emergency condition of a user based on the at least one signal.

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


Bicycle apparatuses for use in automotive testing
Patent No. 10013894 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Takahashi (Toyota, , JP), Jason Brink (Brazil, IN), Qiang Yi (Indianapolis, IN), Rini Sherony (Ann Arbor, MI), Stanley Yung-Ping Chien (Indianapolis, IN)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15044464 on 02/16/2016 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for repetitive use in automotive testing includes a body. The body includes a torso and a pair of legs. Each leg includes an upper portion and a lower portion pivotably connected to each other. An upper drive pivotably drives the upper portion of each of the pair of legs about a first pivot point disposed on a bottom portion of the torso. A lower drive pivotably drives the upper portion with respect to a corresponding lower portion of the leg. The upper drive and lower drive working in concert to articulate the upper and lower portions of the leg to replicate a pedaling motion.

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


Changing storage parameters
Patent No. 10014056 

Inventor(s): Aaron Lee (Mountain View, CA), Anne Koh (Fremont, CA), Gulzar Kathawala (Campbell, CA), Mrinal Kochar (San Jose, CA), Yi-Chieh Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15598936 on 05/18/2017 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for changing storage parameters. An integrated circuit (IC) memory element receives a command to change a value of a parameter associated with the IC memory element. A parameter includes a setting for one or more storage operations of an IC memory element. An IC memory element receives one or more data sets with a command. A data set includes an identifier associated with a parameter to be changed and a new value for the parameter. Each of one or more data sets is received at a same data rate as a command. An IC memory element writes, for each of one or more data sets, a new value for a parameter to a storage location associated with the parameter.

[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)


Memory system and method for reducing read disturb errors
Patent No. 10014060 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Manohar (Bangalore, , IN), Daniel E. Tuers (Kapaa, HI), Jonathan Hsu (Newark, CA), Nicholas Thomas (Dundee, , GB)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14675107 on 03/31/2015 (1190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system and method for reducing read disturb errors are disclosed. In one embodiment, a memory system is provided comprising a plurality of blocks of memory and a controller. The controller is configured to detect a read disturb error in a block, identify data that caused the read disturb error, and move the data that caused the read disturb error to a block with a higher read endurance. This can be done by assigning read counters to blocks to determine frequently-read data, and storing that data in a separate block until it is less frequently read and will likely not cause additional read disturb errors.

[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)


Smart skip verify mode for programming a memory device
Patent No. 10014063 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Muhammad Masuduzzaman (Milpitas, CA), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14928853 on 10/30/2015 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided to adaptively determine when to begin verify tests for a particular data state based on a programming progress of a set of memory cells. A count is made in a program-verify iteration of memory cells which pass a verify test of a state N. The count is used to determine a subsequent program-verify iteration in which to perform a verify test of a higher state as a function of an amount by which the count exceeds a threshold count. In another approach, an optimum verify scheme is implemented on a per-group basis for groups of adjacent memory cells at different heights in a 3D memory device. In another approach, an optimum verify scheme is implemented on a per-layer basis for sets of memory cells at a common height or word line layer in a 3D memory device.

[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)


Methods and apparatus for monitoring and auditing nodes using metadata gathered by an in-memory process
Patent No. 10015063 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Weaver (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Ryan, Mason Lewis, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13731509 on 12/31/2012 (2010 days app to issue)

Abstract: A node is monitored using metadata gathered by an in-memory process. Metadata for the node is dynamically gathered using a process running in memory; and the gathered metadata is provided to a remote server for storage. The process comprises, for example, an in-memory microkernel executing on a boot node. The metadata comprises, for example, information about physical characteristics of the node, information about one or more software packages installed on the node and/or information about one or more of an operating system, a BIOS and firmware. The gathered metadata can be processed to update a finite state machine to indicate a state of the node and/or to detect a change in state of the node.

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


 

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Acoustical electrical switch
Patent No. 10014137 

Inventor(s): John Willis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14874384 on 10/03/2015 (1004 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical switch responds to acoustic inputs. A microphone integrated into the electrical switch generates electrical signals in response to the acoustic inputs. A network interface integrated into the electrical switch provides addressable communication with controllers, computers, and other networked devices. The electrical switch may thus be installed or retrofitted into the electrical wiring of all homes and businesses. Users may thus speak voice commands, which are received by the electrical switch and sent for voice control of appliances and other automation tasks.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Three-dimensional memory device with leakage reducing support pillar structures and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10014316 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chung Chu (Milpitas, CA), Fabo Yu (San Ramon, CA), Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Jongsun Sel (Los Gatos, CA), Kensuke Yamaguchi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Masanori Terahara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shuji Minagawa (Yokkaichi, ,
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15296380 on 10/18/2016 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory openings and support openings can be formed through an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers. A set of dielectric layers and at least one semiconductor material layer can be sequentially deposited in each of the memory openings and the support openings. The at least one semiconductor material layer is removed from inside the support openings, while the at least one semiconductor material layer is not removed from inside the memory openings. Memory stack structures and support pillar structures are formed in the memory openings and the support openings, respectively. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. Removal of the at least one semiconductor material layer from the support pillar structures reduces or eliminates leakage current through the support pillar 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]


Transmitter system and method of calibration
Patent No. 10014828 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), See Lee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Hoffman Warnick LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15659352 on 07/25/2017 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter system including: a source follower (SF) sub-stage having a pair of transistors, one being coupled to a biasing voltage at a gate terminal thereof, and the other including a fully depleted semiconductor on insulator (FDSOI) transistor coupled to an input signal at a gate terminal thereof, and coupled to a calibration voltage at a back-gate terminal thereof. A mixer sub-stage includes a mixer input node coupled to the SF output node of the pair of transistors of the SF sub-stage, and the mixer input node is electrically coupled in parallel to two FDSOI mixer transistors, with the FDSOI mixer transistor being electrically coupled to a respective back-gate voltage. The FDSOI mixer transistors each include a gate terminal coupled to an input voltage, while a second source/drain terminal of the FDSOI mixer transistors are each electrically coupled to a mixer output node.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Credit based approach to calculating optical paths
Patent No. 10014971 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bihon (Allen, TX), Eric Koopferstock (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15263076 on 09/12/2016 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems may implement a credit based approach for optimizing optical transmission and calculating optical paths in optical networks.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Optical line terminal (OLT) support of optical network unit (ONU) calibration
Patent No. 10014974 

Inventor(s): Bo Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Dekun Liu (Wuhan, , CN), Jianhe Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Xuming Wu (Wuhan, , CN), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15687238 on 08/25/2017 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical line terminal (OLT) channel termination (CT) comprises a receiver configured to receive an upstream message which comprises a correlation tag from an optical network unit (ONU), wherein the correlation tag represents a unique number, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to process the upstream message, and generate a downstream message based on the upstream message, wherein the downstream message comprises the correlation tag, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the downstream message to the ONU.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Asynchronous collaboration session linked to a synchronous collaboration session
Patent No. 10015212 

Inventor(s): Dany Sylvain (Gatineau, , CA)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14939635 on 11/12/2015 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for starting both a synchronous communication session and an asynchronous communication session that overlap in time, and sending a digital link to users associated with the synchronous communication session that allows them to access the asynchronous communication session. The synchronous communication session includes real-time multimedia data transfer among the users associated with the session. The asynchronous communication session includes allowing users to add information to or retrieve information from the session. The asynchronous communication session persists after the synchronous communication session ends.

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


Conditional two stage distributed correlation of CP-UP for IMS protocols
Patent No. 10015309 

Inventor(s): Quenie Q. Sun (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems Texas, LLC (Westford, MA)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15005684 on 01/25/2016 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for monitoring calls in a VoLTE network is provided. The monitored calls include SIP, RTP and H.248 portions. The system includes monitoring probes and first and second correlation engine components (CECs). The probe is configured to generate SIP, RTP and H.248 data records (DRs), send the SIP DRs to a second CEC based on a distribution key, generate and send a routing label to a first CEC and to send the H.248 and RTP DRs to the first CEC based on the first and second attributes, respectively. The first CEC is configured to correlate the received RTP and H.248 DRs and the routing label based on the second and first attributes, respectively, and send the correlated DRs to the second CEC based on a distribution key. The second CEC is configured to bind all of the generated DRs to a single call based on the distribution key.

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


Data storage facility solution management system with improved search accuracy
Patent No. 10015357 

Inventor(s): David W. Covert (Ontario, NY), Robert William Burke, Jr. (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fox Rothschild LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15366454 on 12/01/2016 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed computing system for managing solutions for print device support requests includes a print device having a user interface, a solution data store, and a solution processing system in communication with the print device. The system receives a support request from the print device that includes print device data pertaining to an issue with the print device. The system uses the print device data to generate a search query, and queries the solution data store to identify a list of possible solutions for the support request. For each selection, the system receives, from the print device, an indication of an exit status for the support request. The system correlates the possible solution associated with the selection with the print device data, generates factors based on the correlation, and uses the generated factors to update fields of a solution index in the data store for the possible solution.

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


Method and apparatus for managing provisioning of an imaging system
Patent No. 10015449 

Inventor(s): James D. Allen (Rochester, NY), Oleg Logvinov (East Brunswick, NJ)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14514132 on 10/14/2014 (1358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a system and a method of accessing a system. An embodiment is a system including an imaging system including a controller and a first camera, the controller having a communication connection configured to transmit or receive content or control signals, and a mobile device including a second camera, the mobile device having a communication interface configured to transmit or receive content or control signals with the controller, the controller being configured to compare images from the first and second cameras to allow access to the controller from the mobile device.

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


Mode dependent intra smoothing filter table mapping methods for non-square prediction units
Patent No. 10015522 

Inventor(s): Changcai Lai (Shenzhen, , CN), Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Guichun Li (Santa Clara, CA), Jianhua Zheng (Shenzhen, , CN), Lingzhi Liu (San Jose, CA), Nam Ling (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15432555 on 02/14/2017 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus including a memory operably coupled to a processor. The processor is configured to determine whether to use an intra smoothing filter for a rectangular prediction unit (PU) based on a lookup table (LUT) used for square PUs, wherein a width of the rectangular PU is not equal to a height of the rectangular PU.

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


Providing information to a mobile device based on an event at a geographical location
Patent No. 10015657 

Inventor(s): James N. White (Dallas, TX), Monica Rose Martino (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15596974 on 05/16/2017 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions for receiving information about an event from at least one mobile device, the information comprising location information and event type information and identifying the event based on the information, the event being identified by associating the event type information with a specific event and associating the location information with a particular location associated with the specific event.

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


Methods, systems, and products for security services
Patent No. 10015659 

Inventor(s): Robert Best (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815755 on 11/17/2017 (228 days app to issue)

Abstract: Security systems are warned of earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. When an early warning system detects a natural disaster, the early warning system alerts a central server. The early warning system alerts the central server to the natural event and its associated geographic area. The central server may then consult a database and determine the security systems operating in a vicinity of the geographic area experiencing the natural event. The central server may thus warn the security systems of the natural event. The security systems may then implement pre-programmed procedures to protect life and property during earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.

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


System and method for uplink timing synchronization in conjunction with discontinuous reception
Patent No. 10015742 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD. (Dongguan, Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638653 on 06/30/2017 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing uplink timing synchronization during DRX operation in a wireless communication system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for uplink timing synchronization in conjunction with discontinuous reception
Patent No. 10015758 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15430051 on 02/10/2017 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling sounding reference signal transmission are provided; a user equipment starts transmitting the sounding reference signal in anticipation of uplink data transmission, and then discontinues transmitting the sounding reference signal after completion of uplink data transmission.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Mobile cellular device translation into a secure channel identifier for resource management
Patent No. 10015795 

Inventor(s): Matthew Edward Williams (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15633308 on 06/26/2017 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to, in general, mobile device translation into a secure channel identifier for resource management. Typically, a system configured to establish a network activity channel with a networked device is provided. In some embodiments, based on analyzing a trigger signal, the system is configured to identify a network activity initiated by the user. In some embodiments, the system identifies a network activity channel configured for performing the network activity initiated by the user, based on at least determining a channel latency of the network activity channel. The system may then present the network activity channel to the user, configure the network activity channel such that the mobile device associated with the user is a secure channel identifier for performing the network activity; and modify, dynamically, a channel interface associated with the network activity channel based on the identified network activity and the trigger signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Modular semiconductor package
Patent No. 10015882 

Inventor(s): Binh K. Le (Frisco, TX), Dylan Murdock (Allen, TX), Michael J. Arnold (Westminster, TX), Walid Meliane (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14589464 on 01/05/2015 (1275 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to a microelectronic packaging and the manufacture thereof. A carrier may have a die attached to a top face thereof. A printed circuit board may be attached to the top face of the carrier. The printed circuit board may have a hole in which the die is disposed. A lid may be attached to the printed circuit board opposite the carrier so that the die is enclosed by the carrier, the printed circuit board, and the lid. The printed circuit board may form a seal ring around the die. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.

[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)


Inductive data communication
Patent No. RE046938 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Amer Atrash (Plano, TX), Andrew Blaszczak (Plano, TX), Jonathan Knight (Plano, TX), Michael Sullivan (Plano, TX), Ross Teggatz (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14939878 on 11/12/2015 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: Data transmission systems and methods are disclosed in which a transmitter and a receiver, each having an inductor, are configured for wirelessly transferring data and power between them. Error detection is implemented for implementing error correction techniques by making corrections at the receiver, at the transmitter, or both. In preferred embodiments of the invention, error correction approaches include oversampling, power adjustments, and frequency adjustments. In preferred implementations, the systems and methods are used for transmitting both power and data using a single pair of inductors. Patent Class: N/A


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