Dallas Invents: 71 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 26

Patents granted range from an “autonomous parking monitor” assigned to Knighscope Inc. and “crime reporting in a controlled-environment facility” to Securus Technologies, Inc.

Clockwise, from upper left: Patents granted this week include NIKE Inc., Goodrich Corporation, Knighscope Inc., Bank of America Corp., ROKA Sports Inc., Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Quest Medical Inc., and Secures Technologies Inc.

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 Sept. 26, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)Venn Diagram for USPTO Patents Granted in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington for week of 9/26/17

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 12
Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 3
Intelligent Language LLC (Richardson) 2
Kodiak Networks, Inc. (Plano) 2
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Brahmananda R. Vempati (Dallas) 2
Constantine John Smyros (Richardson) 2
Daniel Castillo (Richardson) 2
Jayprakash Charavda (Irving) 2
Kamakshi Sridhar (Plano) 2
Keith Mowery (Richardson) 2
Krishnakant M. Patel (Richardson) 2
Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth) 2
Kyle Golden (Plano) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

172 days
Generating process templates with configurable activity parameters by merging existing templates,
Assignee: Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Inventor: Manu Kurian (Dallas), Sorin N. Cismas (Southlake)

2,877 days
Block encryption security for integrated microcontroller and external memory system
Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Inventor: Edward Tang Kwai Ma (Plano), Stephen N. Grider (Argyle)


Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness Index


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

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Adjustably sized medical gown
Patent No. 9770059 

Inventor(s): Donna L. Reese (North Richland Hills), George Daniel Reese (North Richland Hills)
Assignee(s): Prestige Ameritech, Ltd. (North Richland Hills)
Law Firm: BKDowd Law, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14726487 on 05/30/2015 (850 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical gown includes a self-adjusting strap(s) that expands an upper torso section beyond a nominal girth thereof, for an adjustable fit. An upper and lower self-adjusting strap may be provided across the back. The straps may be formed from perforations in the upper torso section. A portion of the gown breaks away along the perforations to form the straps in response to stress or pulling when donned or during use. The self-adjusting straps allow expansion of the upper torso section to conform to users who require larger than the nominal girth, while continuing to secure the medical gown on the wearer during use. Extendable tie straps may be included, which are unfolded and elongated for adjustably sizing the closure around the wearer”s waist. The tie straps may be sufficiently long to extend to the back, and back around the waist again for tying in the front of the gown.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)


Preservation of animal feed and hydrolysis of polysaccharides using amino acids as salts or with acids
Patent No. 9770045 

Inventor(s): Duck Joo Yang (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15017256 on 02/05/2016 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure relates to a method of hydrolyzing a polysaccharide to obtain the corresponding saccharides using an amino acid solution. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a method of using an amino acid salt such as hydrogen glycine in a solution to obtain a monosaccharide such as glucose, xylose, or fructose. NULL


Adjustably sized medical gown
Patent No. 9770059 

Inventor(s): Donna L. Reese (North Richland Hills), George Daniel Reese (North Richland Hills)
Assignee(s): Prestige Ameritech, Ltd. (North Richland Hills)
Law Firm: BKDowd Law, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14726487 on 05/30/2015 (850 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical gown includes a self-adjusting strap(s) that expands an upper torso section beyond a nominal girth thereof, for an adjustable fit. An upper and lower self-adjusting strap may be provided across the back. The straps may be formed from perforations in the upper torso section. A portion of the gown breaks away along the perforations to form the straps in response to stress or pulling when donned or during use. The self-adjusting straps allow expansion of the upper torso section to conform to users who require larger than the nominal girth, while continuing to secure the medical gown on the wearer during use. Extendable tie straps may be included, which are unfolded and elongated for adjustably sizing the closure around the wearer”s waist. The tie straps may be sufficiently long to extend to the back, and back around the waist again for tying in the front of the gown.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)


Shoe with detachable heel
Patent No. 9770067 

Inventor(s): Eric Gobrecht (Madison, WI), Jesse Darley (Madison, WI), Kent Kallsen (Jefferson, WI), Randall Causey (Arlington)
Assignee(s): Uriel Sol, Inc. (Arlington)
Law Firm: Law Office of Dorian Cartwright (Local + 665 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13189475 on 07/22/2011 (2258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shoe with a detachable heel includes: a heel post; a heel cladding including an aperture shaped to receive the heel post; and an attachment mechanism secured to the heel cladding, the attachment mechanism including seated within the heel cladding wherein the attachment mechanism includes a button biased towards first position in which the attachment mechanism secures the heel post within the heel cladding and when a force is applied to overcome the bias towards the first position the button translates approximately perpendicular to the heel post to place the attachment mechanism in a second position wherein the heel post is released from within the heel cladding.

[A43B] CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR


Generating peptoid vaccines
Patent No. 9770504 

Inventor(s): Ellen S. Vitetta (Dallas)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14888297 on 05/02/2014 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for methods of identifying peptoid mimetics that will mimic B cell epitopes when delivered as vaccine compositions. One aspects of the invention is the use of monoclonal antibody that is broadly protective to select the mimetics, thereby identifying an epitope from a pathogen or other disease-causing agent that will be common among most or all variants of that pathogen or agent.

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


Infrared reflective air-in-line sensor system
Patent No. 9770552 

Inventor(s): Adam Hartman (Denton), David Charles Cummings (Richardson), Paul Nguyen (Plano)
Assignee(s): Nestec S.A. (Vevey, , CH)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14234768 on 07/09/2012 (1905 days app to issue)

Abstract: Air-in-line sensor systems and methods of using same are provided. The system includes an adapter ([b]60[/b]) including first and second cylindrical portions defining a fluid flow channel, the first cylindrical portion comprising two adjacent wedge-shaped protrusions ([b]68[/b]). Each wedge-shaped protrusion is infrared transmittive and defines an outer surface and an inner surface. The system further includes a tube and an infrared reflective sensor having an infrared light emitter ([b]42,52[/b]) and an infrared light detector ([b]44,54[/b]). The infrared light emitter and the infrared light detector are positioned at or near an adapter so that an infrared light can be transmitted to the adapter and at least a portion of the infrared light reflected off the adapter can be detected by the infrared light detector.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


Cardioplegia apparatus and method
Patent No. 9770554 

Inventor(s): Cristo Suresh Corera (McKinney), Kenneth A. Jones (McKinney), Michael L. Dollar (Garland)
Assignee(s): Quest Medical, Inc. (Allen)
Law Firm: GrayRobinson, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13613705 on 09/13/2012 (1839 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microplegia console for controlling the delivery of cardioplegia to a patient, comprising an integrated display/touch screen for displaying cardioplegia information and patient information and allowing inputting of parameters via the display/touch screen into the console for computer-controlled perfusion of cardioplegia into the patient. The invention further comprises a method for delivery of cardioplegia to a patient, including defining and selecting a protocol from a displayed list and sequencing a series of the protocols. The invention also comprises a method for cardioplegia delivery to achieve aortic valve closure. Additionally, the invention comprises a method for activating an icon whereby, upon a first selection of the icon, displaying an indicia indicating that the icon has been first selected; and upon a second selection of the icon, activating the icon.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
Patent No. 9770632 

Inventor(s): Robert Boyd (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13906906 on 05/31/2013 (1579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head or other ball striking device includes a face having a striking surface and being defined by an outer periphery, a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the outer periphery, the body having a sole configured to face a playing surface and a crown opposite the sole, and an inwardly recessed channel extending across at least a portion of the sole of the body, where the channel is elongated between a heel portion and a toe portion. The heel portion and the toe portion of the channel are spaced rearwardly approximately equal distances from the outer periphery of the face, and a center portion of the channel is spaced a greater distance from the outer periphery of the face than the heel portion and the toe portion. The channel may be bowed or curved away from the face.

[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

[PATENT BELOW, IMAGE VIA USPTO]

Methods and systems for controlling steering loads on a marine propulsion system
Patent No. 9771137 

Inventor(s): Brad E. Taylor (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Brunswick Corporation (Lake Forest, IL)
Law Firm: Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14960551 on 12/07/2015 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of controlling steering loads on a marine propulsion system of a marine vessel is provided. The marine vessel has at least two sets of marine drives, each set having at least an inner marine drive and an outer marine drive, and a steer-by-wire steering actuator is associated with each set of marine drives. The method includes determining a maximum required actuator pressure on each steer-by-wire steering actuator, and determining a pressure reduction amount based on the maximum required actuator pressure. A link toe angle has been determined based on the pressure reduction amount. A mechanical link connecting each inner marine drive to the respective outer marine drive is adjusted to achieve the link toe angle.

[B63H] MARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING (propulsion of air-cushion vehicles B60V 1/14; peculiar to submarines, other than nuclear propulsion, B63G; peculiar to torpedoes F42B 19/00)


Shrink strut landing gear system, method, and apparatus
Patent No. 9771147 

Inventor(s): William E. Luce (Colleyville)
Assignee(s): Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14052343 on 10/11/2013 (1446 days app to issue)

Abstract: The landing gear systems, methods and apparatuses disclosed herein may comprise a shrink pump and a shrink valve that are capable of shrinking a landing gear by up to 40% of its available stroke, or more depending on the air spring configuration. The shrink pump may be configured to pump fluid (e.g., a hydraulic fluid) between an oil chamber, where hydraulic fluid is likely present and a shrink chamber to shrink the landing gear. Moreover, the shrink pump and shrink valve may be part of a strut shrink system.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

[PATENT BELOW, IMAGE VIA USPTO]

Embedded poles for utility poles and structures
Patent No. 9771733 

Inventor(s): Guy L. Faries (Memphis, TN), Mark H. Fairbairn (Red Wing, MN)
Assignee(s): Trinity Meyer Utility Structures, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15049492 on 02/22/2016 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embedded pole installation method including applying a rotational force to a leading pole and an intermediate pole. The leading pole comprises a first helical plate disposed on a first portion of the leading pole. The intermediate pole is coupled to a second portion of the leading pole and comprises a second helical plate disposed on a first portion of the intermediate pole. The diameter of the intermediate pole is greater than a diameter of the leading pole. Applying the rotational force embeds the first helical plate and the second helical plate into a foundation such that a second portion of the intermediate pole does not penetrate the foundation. The method further includes coupling a utility pole to the second portion of the intermediate pole.

[E04H] BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D) [4]


Low-clearance centralizer
Patent No. 9771763 

Inventor(s): Eugene Edward Miller (Weatherford), Jean Buytaert (Mineral Wells), Troy McDaniel (Weatherford)
Assignee(s): ANTELOPE OIL TOOL MFG. CO. (Houston)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14196974 on 03/04/2014 (1302 days app to issue)

Abstract: A centralizer assembly includes a centralizer configured to centralize a tubular in a wellbore. The centralizer includes a first end collar, a second end collar, and ribs extending between the first and second end collars. The assembly also includes a first stop collar disposed adjacent the first end collar and including an anchor. The anchor defines a generally rectangular anchor window extending therethrough. The anchor is configured to bear on an anchoring material secured to the tubular and received through the anchor window. The anchor material includes a thermal spray applied to the tubular. The first end collar is prevented from rotation with respect to the first stop collar.

[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]


Autonomous formation pressure test process for formation evaluation tool
Patent No. 9771797 

Inventor(s): Jeffery James Hemsing (Humble)
Assignee(s): Precision Energy Services, Inc. (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Blank Rome LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14467504 on 08/25/2014 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: A formation tester places an isolation device, preferably a probe, in fluid communication with a formation to determine formation pressures. The tester”s controller uses a pressure pre-test process to autonomously control operation. The controller measures drawdown pressure and interval as the tester draws down pressure in flowline coupled to the probe. If the drawdown pressure indicates a dry test has occurred, the process is aborted. Otherwise, the controller measures buildup pressure and interval by allowing buildup of pressure of the flowline. The controller permits this to continue until the interval is longer than the drawdown interval and/or until a rate of the buildup falls below a predetermined rate. If the buildup pressure is too tight relative to the drawdown pressure, the controller aborts the test. Eventually, the controller measures a final buildup pressure when the buildup terminates. A new drawdown rate and volume can be determined for subsequent formation tests.

[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

 

patent granted

[PATENT NO. 09725185-B2 IMAGE VIA USPTO]

Heat exchanger having an interference rib
Patent No. 9770792 

Inventor(s): Donald N. Zimmer (Marshalltown, IA)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12834145 on 07/12/2010 (2633 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect of this disclosure provides a heat exchanger that comprises a first panel half coupled to a corresponding second panel half that form a passageway having at least a first chamber adjacent an inlet end of the passageway and a second chamber and overlapping interference patterns formed in each of the first and second panel halves that extend along at least a portion of the length of the passageway and located between at least the first and second chambers.

[F24C] OTHER DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (radiator stoves of the fluid-circulating type F24H)


Mounting hardware
Patent No. 9771966 

Inventor(s): Ian A. Hill (Plano)
Assignee(s): Oz-Post International, LLC (Richardson)
Law Firm: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14820757 on 08/07/2015 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hardware apparatus includes a base portion formed by a disc-shaped base plate and a cylindrical member. The cylindrical member includes a first threaded surface. The disc-shaped base plate includes a first opening and the cylindrical member includes a second opening, with the first and second openings being concentric. The hardware apparatus further includes a cap portion including a second threaded surface. The cap portion is attachable to said base portion through engagement of the first and second threaded surfaces. In one implementation, the first threaded surface is an outer surface and the second threaded surface is an inner surface. In an alternative implementation, the second threaded surface is an outer surface and the first threaded surface is an inner surface.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Bearing with a shape memory alloy component
Patent No. 9771974 

Inventor(s): Daniel P. Sottiaux (Flower Mound), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13596588 on 08/28/2012 (1855 days app to issue)

Abstract: The bearing assembly includes one or more elastomeric members loaded in a precompression by a shim that includes a shape memory alloy. The shape memory alloy is configured to generate the precompression in the elastomeric members upon a temperature change.

[F16F] SPRINGS; SHOCK-ABSORBERS; MEANS FOR DAMPING VIBRATION


Concentric flexible hose assembly
Patent No. 9772054 

Inventor(s): John M. Obeidin (Fort Worth), Jonathan M. Golightly (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Parker-Hannifin Corporation (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14215247 on 03/17/2014 (1289 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a flexible hose assembly having an inner nipple coupled to an inner flexible hose and an outer nipple at least partially surrounding the inner nipple and being coupled to an outer flexible hose, wherein a first fluid flowing through the inner nipple is directed outward in-between the inner and outer flexible hoses and a second fluid flowing in-between the inner and outer nipples is directed inward to the inner flexible hose. By directing the second fluid inward and the first flow outward, the outer flexible hose is prevented from collapsing on the inner flexible hose when pressure of the second fluid flowing through the inner flexible hose is greater than a pressure of the first fluid flowing through the outer flexible hose.

[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

[PATENT BELOW, IMAGE VIA USPTO]

Concurrent transformer test system and method
Patent No. 9772362 

Inventor(s): David Hembree Milner (Grand Prairie), Harvey Wayne Veselka, Jr. (Mesquite), John Leonard Shanks (Dallas)
Assignee(s): AVO Multi-Amp Corporation (Dallas)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14846324 on 09/04/2015 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tester for testing a transformer is provided. The tester comprises a primary voltmeter and a plurality of secondary voltmeters. The tester may also comprise an ammeter in series with a voltage source configured to apply voltage to the transformer. The primary voltmeter is configured to measure voltage induced across a primary winding of the transformer, while the secondary voltmeters may simultaneously measure voltage outputs at secondary windings of the transformer. The tester is configured to calculate ratios, saturation curves, and knee points for multiple winding combinations based on the measurements simultaneously obtained by the ammeter and the primary and secondary voltmeters.

[G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)


Multi-package segmented data transfer protocol for sending sub-request to multiple memory portions of solid-state drive using a single relative memory address
Patent No. 9772796 

Inventor(s): Anantharaj Thalaimalai Vanaraj (Rajapalayam, , IN), Sainath Viswasarai (Hyderbad, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14728984 on 06/02/2015 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory controller receives a command to perform a memory operation, the command including a data packet comprising a plurality of data divisions. In response to receiving the command, for each individual memory device, the memory controller assigns to the individual memory device a respective data division, the respective data division including a plurality of data segments, and determines a single relative memory address associated with an address specified by the received command. The memory controller assembles a sub-request comprising a single contiguous instruction portion, which includes the single relative memory address and one or more instructions to perform the memory operation, and the respective data division, the respective data division following the single contiguous instruction portion, and transmits the sub-request to every memory portion of the number of memory portions of the individual memory device.

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


System and method for creating and navigating a linear hypermedia resource program
Patent No. 9772814 

Inventor(s): Barry James Sullivan (Long Grove, IL), Bruce Edward Stuckman (Austin), James Richard Morse (Plainfield, IL), Jordan Howard Light (Chicago, IL), Kent E. Genin (Chicago, IL), Richard Omanson (Naperville, IL), Robert Wes
Assignee(s): HYPERMEDIA NAVIGATION LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14728576 on 06/02/2015 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for creating and navigating linear hypermedia resource programs are disclosed. The system includes a distributed hypermedia resource network having a plurality of hypermedia resources residing on one or more remote information nodes. A common remote information node is in communication with a subscriber station and the remote information nodes in the distributed network. The common remote information node contains at least one linear hypermedia resource program consisting of pre-selected media elements from one or more hypermedia resources linked with exclusive linear links, each media element in the linear program having only one forward link to the next media element. The method includes the steps of downloading and displaying a media element in the linear program and responding to user commands to download and display the next media element in the linear program.

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


System and method for modeling cloud rules for migration to the cloud
Patent No. 9772830 

Inventor(s): Ashok Balasubramanian (Irving)
Assignee(s): Syntel, Inc. (Troy, MI)
Law Firm: Dykema Gossett PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13746554 on 01/22/2013 (1708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computerized system and method of migrating an application from a source platform to a target platform, such as a cloud platform. A set of rules are developed that represent aspect of the target platform and the source code of the application to be migrated is analyzed to determine whether it violates any of these rules. In some embodiments, the source code could be automatically modified to correct for violations of the rules.

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


On-demand loading of dynamic scripting language code for reduced memory usage
Patent No. 9772865 

Inventor(s): Haichuan Wang (Champaign, IL), Handong Ye (Union City, CA), Peng Wu (Rochester, NY)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14629197 on 02/23/2015 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for reducing the amount of memory space required to store applications written in dynamic scripting languages loads a program module into memory and removes a category of program code, such as debug information or function definitions, from the program module. The method and system also receives a request for debug information, or a function call or query, and determines whether or not the corresponding program code is in memory. If not, then the location in storage is identified where the program module is stored, and another copy containing the corresponding program code is loaded into memory. The corresponding program code is located and copied into the program module in memory, and a response is provided to the request.

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


Generating process templates with configurable activity parameters by merging existing templates
Patent No. 9772873 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas), Sorin N. Cismas (Southlake)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15481579 on 04/07/2017 (172 days app to issue)

Abstract: A centralized controller may include at least one processor, a memory and a communication interface. The centralized controller may configure a computing system in a single deployment of an executable process. The executable process may include multiple executable instances associated with one of multiple different templates for the executable process. Each template may include multiple user-configurable parameters. A user may request a template associated with a first executable instance and update the template using the user-configurable parameters. The centralized controller may generate a second executable instance of the executable process and a second template associated with the second executable instance based on the updated template. The centralized controller may reconfigure the computing system based on the second executable instance of the executable process while maintaining the configuration of the computing system based on the first executable instance.

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


System and method for isolating I/O execution via compiler and OS support
Patent No. 9772879 

Inventor(s): Chen Tian (Union City, CA), Handong Ye (Union City, CA), Ziang Hu (Union City, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15387312 on 12/21/2016 (279 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment includes a method includes designating a portion of a plurality of processing cores as an input/output (I/O) core and compiling a program source code to produce compiled program source code, including identifying an I/O operation region of the program source code, determining a number of I/O operations for the I/O operation region, and determining a number of system resources and system resource types for the I/O operation region. The method also includes executing the program source code using the plurality of processing cores, including scheduling the I/O operation region of the program source code on the I/O core of the plurality of processing cores.

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


System and method for determining relevance of application software maintenance
Patent No. 9772926 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Holland Knight LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14831318 on 08/20/2015 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and computer system for compiling, by a computing device, a list of hosting software classes included in the hosting software fix pack when a fix is available. An execution path of each application hosted on a hosting software may be recorded. The execution path may be stored in a data store for each application. It may be determined which operations of each application interact with the hosting software. The operations of each application used at runtime that interact with the hosting software may be stored, including storing invoked hosting software operations and classes used by the operations of each application. The invoked hosting software operations and classes may be compared with corresponding operations and classes provided in the list included in the hosting software fix pack. A list of each intersection of the comparison for each application impacted by the hosting software fix pack may be generated.

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


System and method for automated testing of software applications with dynamic user interfaces spanning multiple technologies
Patent No. 9772929 

Inventor(s): Andres Matias Yates (Dallas)
Assignee(s): WORKSOFT, INC. (Addison)
Law Firm: Howison Arnott, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14675155 on 03/31/2015 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated software testing system tests a running application from a viewpoint of user of a graphical user interface of the running application. A programmed processor executes a plurality of meta-layer implementations defining controls of the graphical user interface using algorithms. Each of the meta-layer implementations receives at least one abstraction layer object as input and generates a second at least one abstraction layer object as output responsive to at least one of the algorithm for an associated identity, property, collection or meta-object. A plurality of declarative function modules define each algorithm for each of the plurality of meta-layer implementations. Each of the plurality of declarative function modules encapsulates a predetermined result responsive to execution of the declarative function without providing any detail of how the predetermined result is achieved.

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


Auto-commit memory metadata and resetting the metadata by writing to special address in free space of page storing the metadata
Patent No. 9772938 

Inventor(s): David Flynn (Sandy, UT), Nisha Talagala (Livermore, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Kunzler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14042189 on 09/30/2013 (1457 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed. A method includes tracking which portions of data stored in a volatile memory buffer are not yet stored in a non-volatile memory medium. A volatile memory buffer may be accessible using memory semantics. A volatile memory buffer may be associated with logic configured to ensure that the data stored in the volatile memory buffer is non-volatile. A method includes maintaining consistency of data between a volatile memory buffer and a non-volatile memory medium based on tracked portions of the data. A method includes copying at least portions of data not yet stored in a non-volatile memory medium to the non-volatile memory medium in response to a trigger.

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


Client voting-inclusive in-memory data grid (IMDG) cache management
Patent No. 9772947 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Lee Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14754028 on 06/29/2015 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A client application cache access profile is created that documents accesses over time to data cached within an in-memory data grid (IMDG) cache by each of a set of client applications that utilize the IMDG. A new data request is received from one of the set of client applications that includes a client-application data caching vote that specifies whether the requesting client application wants the newly-requested data cached. In response to an IMDG cache data miss related to the new data request, a determination is made as to whether to cache the newly-requested data based upon analysis of the client application cache access profile of the client application from which the new data request was received, IMDG system performance cache costs of caching the newly-requested data, and the client-application data caching vote. The newly-requested data is cached within the IMDG cache in response to determining to cache the newly-requested data.

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


Text extraction
Patent No. 9772991 

Inventor(s): Athena A. Smyros (Richardson), Constantine John Smyros (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Intelligent Language, LLC (Richardson)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15350866 on 11/14/2016 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are used to extract terms from any text set that are used on other text, such as in a repository, that then can be used in a variety of applications, from providing search results, to analyzing data sets, to building a variety of text generation tools, such as messaging and emails.

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


Object location and processing
Patent No. 9773056 

Inventor(s): Athena Ann Smyros (Richardson), Constantine John Smyros (Richardson)
Assignee(s): INTELLIGENT LANGUAGE, LLC (Richardson)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13070465 on 03/23/2011 (2379 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein locate objects in input. Embodiments first parse the input into a form that can be used to perform the analysis required to construct a set of one or more objects. Embodiments then form, when possible, object character strings by using the grammatical values of the underlying terms. The set of object character strings can be used in a variety of textual analysis procedures, such as search, comparisons, and other combinatorial analysis that requires the use of objects in performing tasks related to an information repository of documents, files, messages, etc.

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


System and method for cross-contamination prevention
Patent No. 9773361 

Inventor(s): Lian Khong Wong (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BUILDINGS, LLC (Palatine, IL)
Law Firm: Lendo Anastasi, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14653763 on 12/19/2012 (1742 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cross-contamination prevention systems and cross-contamination prevention methods are provided for defining and automatically enforcing access restrictions between environments where cross-contamination may occur. The system and methods can evaluate a person”s exposure to contaminants in one or more locations against contamination risk posed for another location. The system can prevent or allow access to the other location based on that evaluation. Some embodiments can be implemented in a laboratory setting and configured to prevent cross-contamination between different laboratories and/or experiments being conducted.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Autonomous parking monitor
Patent No. 9773413 

Inventor(s): Stacy Dean Stephens (McKinney)
Assignee(s): KNIGHSCOPE, INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14855724 on 09/16/2015 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for autonomous monitoring of parking areas are provided. In one aspect, a method for collecting information associated with a parking space includes providing a self-propelled autonomous data machine comprising one or more sensors. The autonomous data machine can be navigated to a location near a parking space for a vehicle. Parking information pertaining to the parking space can be obtained via the one or more sensors of the autonomous data machine. The obtained parking information can include at least occupancy data for the parking space. The parking information can be transmitted to a remote computing system configured to display the parking information to a user.

[G08G] TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic B61L; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/88; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes G01S 13/93, G01S 15/93, G01S 17/93; control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment G05D 1/00) [2]


Block encryption security for integrated microcontroller and external memory system
Patent No. 9773431 

Inventor(s): Edward Tang Kwai Ma (Plano), Stephen N. Grider (Argyle)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: North Weber Baugh LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12615865 on 11/10/2009 (2877 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secure microcontroller system comprising an integrated cache sub-system, crypto-engine, buffer sub-system and external memory is described according to various embodiments of the invention. The secure microcontroller incorporates block encryption methods to ensure that content communicated between the integrated microcontroller and external memory is protected and real-time performance of the system is maintained. Additionally, the microcontroller system provides a user-configurable memory write policy in which memory write protocols may be selected to balance data coherency and system performance.

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


Mechanisms to support service chain graphs in a communication network
Patent No. 9774533 

Inventor(s): Henry Fourie (Pleasanton, CA), Hong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14588776 on 01/02/2015 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel scheme is defined for supporting service graphs to allow specific service functions to be applied to selected subsets of packet flows. According to one or more embodiments, a service graph is modeled as chains or sequences of ”flow steering entities” and ”service instances.” According to an embodiment, a flow steering entity (FSE) is configured to identify the flow, and select the next hop service instance in the chain. After a service instance returns the flow packet, the FSE steers the packet to the next FSE in the graph. An initial FSE is used to select matching traffic to enter the service graph. Wherever path forking and merging is required in the service graph, additional classifiers are positioned with the FSE to steer a subset of traffic along different paths of service function instances.

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


 

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Wafer level MEMS package including dual seal ring
Patent No. 9771258 

Inventor(s): Thomas Allan Kocian (Dallas)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14748482 on 06/24/2015 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) package includes a substrate extending between a first pair of outer edges to define a length and a second pair of outer edges to define a width. A seal ring assembly is disposed on the substrate and includes at least one seal ring creating a first boundary point adjacent to at least one MEMS device and a second boundary point adjacent at least one of the outer edges. The package further includes a window lid on the seal ring assembly to define a seal gap containing the at least one MEMS device. The seal ring assembly anchors the window lid to the substrate at the second boundary point such that deflection of the window lid into the seal gap is reduced.

[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]


Scope camera system
Patent No. 9772164 

Inventor(s): James D. Hurd (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): REDROCK MICROSYSTEMS, LLC (Flower Mound)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14701438 on 04/30/2015 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging device has an optoelectronic detector, a beam splitter, a field lens, a mirror, a control circuit, a memory and a power source disposed within a housing. The housing is configured to be mounted in an optical path of a scope. The optoelectronic detector is mounted outside of the optical path of the scope. The beam splitter is mounted in line with the optical path of the scope. The field lens is mounted in line with a reflected optical path of the beam splitter. The mirror is mounted such that the reflected optical path of the beam splitter from the field lens is reflected to the optoelectronic detector. The control circuit is connected to the optoelectronic detector. The memory is connected to the control circuit. A user interface is mounted on the housing and connected to the control circuit. The power source is connected to the control circuit.

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


Oscillatory motion compensation in frequency domain in image motion sensing systems
Patent No. 9773298 

Inventor(s): Corey Collard (Plano), Erich Hefner (Rockwall), Jody D. Verret (Rockwall)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14511111 on 10/09/2014 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and a method for processing multi-linear image data by measuring a relative oscillatory motion from a first-imaged array of the multi-linear optical array to a second-imaged array of the multi-linear optical array as a first function in time domain via image correlation; transforming the first function from the time domain to a second function in frequency domain; converting real and the imaginary parts of the second function to polar coordinates to generate a magnitude and a phase; correcting the polar coordinates from the second function in the frequency domain to generate a third function; converting the third function to rectangular coordinates to generate a fourth function in the frequency domain; and transforming the fourth function from the frequency domain to a fifth function in the time domain.

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


Self aligned gate shape preventing void formation
Patent No. 9773885 

Inventor(s): Andrew M. Greene (Albany, NY), Chun-Chen Yeh (Clifton Park, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA), Ruilong Xie (Niskayuna, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell)
Law Firm: Tuntunjian Bitetto, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15471733 on 03/28/2017 (182 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device that includes a first fin structure in a first portion of a substrate, and a second fin structure in a second portion of the substrate, wherein the first portion of the substrate is separated from the second portion of the substrate by at least one isolation region. A gate structure present extending from the first fin structure across the isolation region to the second fin structure. The gate structure including a first portion on the first fin structure including a first work function metal having at least one void, an isolation portion that is voidless present overlying the isolation region, and a second portion on the second fin structure including a second work function metal.

[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]


Nanosheet and nanowire devices having doped internal spacers and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 9773886 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15340827 on 11/01/2016 (329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a horizontal nanosheet device or a horizontal nanowire device includes forming a dummy gate and a series of external spacers on a stack including an alternating arrangement of sacrificial layers and channel layers, deep etching portions of the stack between the external spacers to form electrode recesses for a source electrode and a drain electrode, performing an etch-back on portions of the sacrificial layers to form internal spacer recesses above and below each of the channel layers, forming doped internal spacers in the internal spacer recesses, and forming doped extension regions of the source electrode and the drain electrode by outdiffusion of dopants from the doped internal spacers. The method may also include epitaxially regrowing the source electrode and the drain electrode in the electrode recesses.

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


Vertical field effect transistor with biaxial stressor layer
Patent No. 9773904 

Inventor(s): Mark Rodder (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (, , KR)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15132960 on 04/19/2016 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertical field effect device includes a substrate and a vertical channel including In[subscript]x[/subscript]Ga[subscript]1-x[/subscript]As on the substrate. The vertical channel includes a pillar that extends from the substrate and includes opposing vertical surfaces. The device further includes a stressor layer on the opposing vertical surfaces of the vertical channel. The stressor layer includes a layer of epitaxial crystalline material that is epitaxially formed on the vertical channel and that has lattice constant in a vertical plane corresponding to one of the opposing vertical surfaces of the vertical channel that is greater than a corresponding lattice constant of the vertical channel.

[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]


Relaxed semiconductor layers with reduced defects and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 9773906 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15002078 on 01/20/2016 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of forming a layer of silicon germanium include forming an epitaxial layer of Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x [/subscript]on a silicon substrate, wherein the epitaxial layer of Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x [/subscript]has a thickness that is less than a critical thickness, hc, at which threading dislocations form in Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x [/subscript]on silicon; etching the epitaxial layer of Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x [/subscript]to form Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x [/subscript]pillars that define a trench in the epitaxial layer of Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x[/subscript], wherein the trench has a height and a width, wherein the trench has an aspect ratio of height to width of at least 1.5; and epitaxially growing a suspended layer of Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x [/subscript]from upper portions of the Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x [/subscript]pillars, wherein the suspended layer defines an air gap in the trench beneath the suspended layer of Si[subscript]1-x[/subscript]Ge[subscript]x[/subscript].

[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]


Switchable Pi shape antenna
Patent No. 9774083 

Inventor(s): Hongwei Liu (San Diego, CA), Ning Ma (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14842665 on 09/01/2015 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device including a housing having a distal end, and electronics disposed in the housing configured to operate the mobile device. A connector is coupled to the electronics, and a Pi-shaped antenna has a coupling coupled to the connector to create a resonance using the connector. The Pi-shaped antenna and the connector are configured to wirelessly send and receive the wireless signals. An impedance matching network matches the impedance of the electronics to the Pi-shaped antenna. In some embodiments, the impedance matching network is switchable by the electronics and is configured to match an impedance of the electronics to the Pi-shaped antenna in at least two states, over multiple RF bands.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for multiple primary bridge resonant converters
Patent No. 9774271 

Inventor(s): Daoshen Chen (Allen), Dianbo Fu (Frisco), Heping Dai (Plano)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15150138 on 05/09/2016 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter comprises an input stage coupled to a power source, wherein the input stage comprises a plurality of power switches, a first resonant tank coupled to the input stage, wherein the first resonant tank is of a first Q value, a second resonant tank coupled to the input stage, wherein the second resonant tank is of a second Q value, a transformer coupled to the input stage through the first resonant tank and the second resonant tank and an output stage coupled to the transformer.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Amplifier circuit with single-ended input and differential outputs
Patent No. 9774302 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson), Sher Jiun Fang (Allen)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Gibb Riley, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15277344 on 09/27/2016 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an amplifier circuit having a single-ended input and differential outputs. The differential outputs are achieved using a first output branch and a second output branch, each including a common source FET (CS-FET) and a common gate FET (CG-FET) connected in series between ground and a corresponding out node connected to a load. An input signal is applied to the CS-FET in the first output branch and an intermediate signal at an intermediate node between the CS-FET and the CG-FET in the first output branch is applied to the CS-FET in the second output branch. The CG-FET in the first output branch and the CS-FET in the second output branch are equal in size such that their transconductances are approximately equal, such that currents in the two output branches are inverted and the outputs at the output nodes of the two output branches are differential outputs.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Dynamic triggering and sampling engine (DTSE) for low-latency and cost effective control systems
Patent No. 9774341 

Inventor(s): Marc D. Sousa (McKinney)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (, , VG)
Law Firm: Imperium Patent Works (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427034 on 02/07/2017 (231 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Dynamic Triggering and Sample Engine (DTSE) that detects a first trigger received on a trigger input terminal that triggers a series of analog-to-digital conversions to be completed by an analog-to-digital converter circuit. The DTSE then determines a first sequence configuration stored in a sequence configuration table that is associated with the first trigger, causes a first analog-to-digital conversion to be performed using the first sequence configuration; causes a first analog-to-digital conversion result value to be stored in a sequence result table; and outputs an interrupt to a processor indicating that the first analog-to-digital conversion result value is available in the sequence result table. The interrupt is output from the DTSE before all remaining analog-to-digital conversions in the series are completed. In response to receiving the interrupt, the processor reads the analog-to-digital result value from the sequence result table via a bus.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


Interference phase estimate system and method
Patent No. 9774364 

Inventor(s): Huei Yuan Shih (Murphy)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252819 on 08/31/2016 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a transceiver includes generating, by the transceiver, a first signal that includes an estimate of an interference signal leaked from a transmit path to a receive path of the transceiver. Generating the first signal includes obtaining a baseband transmit signal that includes a baseband of a transmit signal transmitted via the transmit path. Generating the first signal also includes calculating a harmonic phase that includes a phase of a harmonic of the baseband transmit signal. Generating the first signal also includes estimating a phase shift in accordance with an envelope of the baseband transmit signal. Generating the first signal also includes determining a phase of the first signal in accordance with the estimated phase shift and the calculated harmonic phase such that interference of a receive signal received via the receive path is reduced according to the first signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Distributed simulcast architecture
Patent No. 9774386 

Inventor(s): Arindam Roy (Plano), Larry Emmett (Dallas)
Assignee(s): E.F. Johnson Company (Irving)
Law Firm: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14217150 on 03/17/2014 (1289 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing communication in a distributed LMR system architecture is provided herein, wherein the system includes a plurality of LMR subsystems interconnected by a data network. In some embodiments, a subsystem may include a distributed simulcast architecture comprising a plurality of LMR sites, each site having a subsystem controller and a plurality of repeaters. In one embodiment, one subsystem controller operates in an active mode and the remaining subsystem controllers operate in standby to provide redundancy. The repeaters include integrated voter comparator and simulcast controller functionality and circuitry. In some embodiments, the repeaters are operable in an active or standby mode, wherein repeaters in the active mode perform voter comparator and simulcast controller functionality. The distributed simulcast architecture provides simulcast controller and voter comparator redundancy, network failure redundancy, and site redundancy.

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


Signaling of random access preamble sequences in wireless networks
Patent No. 9774424 

Inventor(s): Tarik Muharemovic (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14326354 on 07/08/2014 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: Transmission of random access preamble structures within a cellular wireless network is based on the use of cyclic shifted constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (”CAZAC”) sequences to generate the random access preamble signal. A pre-defined set of sequences is arranged in a specific order. Within the predefined set of sequences is an ordered group of sequences that is a proper subset of the pre-defined set of sequences. Within a given cell, up to 64 sequences may need to be signaled. In order to minimize the associated overhead due to signaling multiple sequences, only one logical index is transmitted by a base station serving the cell and a user equipment within the cell derives the subsequent indexes according to the pre-defined ordering. Each sequence has a unique logical index. The ordering of sequences is identified by the logical indexes of the sequences, with each logical index uniquely mapped to a generating index. When a UE needs to transmit, it produces a second sequence using the received indication of the logical index of the first sequence and an auxiliary parameter and then produces a transmission signal by modulating the second sequence.

[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)


Alarm indication and suppression (AIS) mechanism in an ethernet OAM network
Patent No. 9774490 

Inventor(s): David Elie-Dit-Cosaque (Richardson), Kamakshi Sridhar (Plano)
Assignee(s): Alcatel Lucent (Boulogne-Billancourt, , FR)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14251784 on 04/14/2014 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for propagating fault information in an Ethernet OAM network having multiple levels of OAM domains. An Alarm Indication and Suppression (AIS) frame is generated by a Maintenance Intermediate Point (MIP) node upon detecting a fault condition in a first OAM domain, which is transmitted to one or more Maintenance End Points (MEPs) of the first OAM domain. Upon receiving the AIS frames, the MEP nodes are operable generate another AIS frame for propagating to an adjacent higher level second OAM domain. Responsive to the AIS frame from the lower level first OAM domain, any alarms caused in the second OAM domain due to the fault condition in the first OAM domain are suppressed.

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


Hash-based forwarding in content centric networks
Patent No. 9774531 

Inventor(s): Aytac Azgin (Santa Clara, CA), Guo-Qiang Wang (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14864299 on 09/24/2015 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a network element (NE), comprising obtaining a first mapping between a first content name identifying a content data in a content centric network (CCN) and a first hash value of at least a portion of the first content name, wherein the first content name comprises a character string in a hierarchical namespace, receiving, via a receiver of the NE, an initial packet comprising an initial hash value from the CCN, determining, via a processor the NE, that the initial hash value in the received initial packet matches the first hash value in the obtained first mapping, replacing, via the processor, the initial hash value in the received initial packet with the first content name in the matched first mapping to produce a translated initial packet, and forwarding, via a transmitter of the NE, the translated initial packet comprising the first content name to a connected end host.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for managing infrastructure elements in a network system
Patent No. 9774600 

Inventor(s): Jonathan P. Streete (San Jose, CA), Nicholas A. Hansen (Willow Spring, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14262072 on 04/25/2014 (1250 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for managing infrastructure elements in a network system are disclosed. According to one example, the method includes establishing, for an application managed by a system administrator, an application control configuration that designates administrative access to infrastructure elements supporting a plurality of workload services that executes the application. The method further includes detecting a modification to the application that causes one or more of the workload services to be transferred to at least one auxiliary infrastructure element and updating, in response to the detected modification, the application control configuration such that the administrative access is revised to enable the system administrator to manage each of the infrastructure elements supporting the workload services executing the modified application.

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


Certificateless data verification with revocable signatures
Patent No. 9774610 

Inventor(s): Guoqiang Wang (Santa Clara, CA), Qingji Zheng (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14810950 on 07/28/2015 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises accessing, by a processor of a machine, an encrypted data packet from a first source, the encrypted data packet being accompanied by a signature of the first source. The processor further accesses parameters from a second source and verifies, based on the signature of the first source and the parameters, that the encrypted data packet was generated by the first source. The method further comprises decrypting, based on the verification that the encrypted data packet was generated by the first source, by the processor, the encrypted data packet.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable media for assessing attack vulnerability of radio access network equipment
Patent No. 9774618 

Inventor(s): Bijith Raghunandan Rao (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): Ixia (Calabasas, CA)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14984359 on 12/30/2015 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media for assessing attack vulnerability of radio access network equipment. One method for assessing the attack vulnerability of a radio access network device includes emulating at least one good UE. The method further includes emulating at least one bad UE. The method further includes transmitting traffic from the emulated good and bad UEs to a non-simulated radio access network device under test. The method further includes monitoring a response of the radio access network device under test to the emulated good UEs. The method further includes generating output indicative of attack vulnerability of the device under test.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for network protocol offloading in virtual networks
Patent No. 9774710 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Lu (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15250602 on 08/29/2016 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method of network protocol offloading for a packet traveling along a path having a plurality of hops in a virtual network includes checking, for each of the plurality of hops, that a virtual receiver node is safe for network protocol offloading and, when safe, deferring a network protocol processing task, forwarding the packet to a next hop among the plurality of hops, executing the network protocol processing task at a first earliest hop along the path where the virtual receiver node is unsafe for network protocol offloading, and executing the network protocol processing task at a second earliest hop along the path where the virtual receiver node includes a physical network interface that is safe for network protocol offloading.

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


System and method for mobile core data services
Patent No. 9774729 

Inventor(s): Fenqin Zhu (Shanghai, , CN), Frank Mademann (Teltow, , DE), Kaippallimalil Mathew John (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15077675 on 03/22/2016 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile core network with distributed data services is provided. The mobile core network includes distributed mobile cores associated with mobile data service (MDS) agents at distributed data centers. A central MDS agent is host at a central data center providing legacy mobility management entity (MME) functions. The central MDS agent and the MDS agents at the distributed data centers coordinate with each other for synchronizing context information, such as subscriber data, session context data and metrics data of UEs, so that the context information is available at the central data center and the distributed data centers when or before it is requested.

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


Crime reporting in a controlled-environment facility
Patent No. 9774733 

Inventor(s): Adam Christopher Edwards (Fort Worth), Luke Keiser (Frisco)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13920348 on 06/18/2013 (1561 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to communication systems and methods that allow a resident of a controlled environment facility to report a past, on-going or threatened crime, such as a rape. The resident is able to make the report using a facility communications system without alerting other residents of the controlled environment facility that the crime has been reported.

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


Secure nonscheduled video visitation system
Patent No. 9774826 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey)
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: 15477307 on 04/03/2017 (176 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are methods and systems in which the censorship and supervision tasks normally performed by secured facility personnel are augmented or automated entirely by a Secure Nonscheduled Video Visitation System. In embodiments, the Secure Nonscheduled Video Visitation System performs voice biometrics, speech recognition, non-verbal audio classification, fingerprint and other biometric authentication, image object classification, facial recognition, body joint location determination analysis, and/or optical character recognition on the video visitation data. The Secure Nonscheduled Video Visitation utilizes these various analysis techniques in concert to determine if all rules and regulations enforced by the jurisdiction operation the secured facility are being followed by the parties to the video visitation session.

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


Agile resource on demand service provisioning in software defined optical networks
Patent No. 9774931 

Inventor(s): Jiafeng Zhu (Pleasanton, CA), John Wissinger (Tucson, AZ), Jun He (Los Angeles, CA), Likun Lin (Tucson, AZ), Saied Agahi (Tucson, AZ), Weiyang Mo (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14873555 on 10/02/2015 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method for managing connections on a communications network having an optical network portion includes receiving a request for a first connection at a controller in signal communication with one or more reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) controlling an optical network portion of a communications network, wherein the controller is connected to the communications network. The controller determines a route on the communications network for the first connection according to conditions of the communications network, with the route comprising one or more first links of the optical network. The controller determines one or more first ROADMs controlling the one or more first links and sends commands from the controller to the one or more first ROADMs to allocate bandwidth on the one or more first links.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Device for providing customized audio
Patent No. 9774942 

Inventor(s): Dennis Rauschmayer (Plano), James Kim (Allen)
Assignee(s): REVX TECHNOLOGIES (Austin)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15080042 on 03/24/2016 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices for monitoring a sound pressure level of sound generated by a speaker. For example, the device may sample voltages at various points along a path of an audio signal, determine a current associated with the audio signal, and receive or infer an efficiency of the speaker. The device may then determine the sound pressure level based on the voltage, the current, and the efficiency to more accurately monitor the sound pressure level exposure of a user.

[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]


Real time analytics driven decisioning of edge devices in a wireless sensor network
Patent No. 9774984 

Inventor(s): Hung Tack Kwan (Grand Prairie), Shiju Mathai (Carrollton)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: CRGO Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13735002 on 01/06/2013 (1724 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for real-time analytics driven decisioning of edge devices in a WSN. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for real-time analytics driven decisioning of edge devices in a WSN is provided. The method includes establishing a communicative connection by a controller with sensors in a geographically proximate WSN and aggregating data received from the sensors. The method also includes triggering an action in the controller based upon the aggregated data. Finally, the method includes propagating the aggregated data to a different controller communicatively coupled to other sensors of a different WSN geographically proximate to the different controller.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for elastic scaling in a push to talk (PTT) platform using user affinity groups
Patent No. 9775008 

Inventor(s): Brahmananda R. Vempati (Dallas), Harisha Mahabaleshwara Negalaguli (Richardson), Krishnakant M. Patel (Richardson), Pratap Chandana (Plano), Ramu Kandula (Plano)
Assignee(s): Kodiak Networks, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14994844 on 01/13/2016 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method includes receiving, by a first push-to-talk (PTT) service hosted on a processor, a session initiation request from a PTT client of a user and identifying, by the first PTT service, a user affinity group of the user. The user is assigned to the user affinity group in accordance with a prediction the user will communicate with first users in the user affinity group more frequently than second users in different user affinity groups. The method further includes determining, by the first PTT service, a PTT call server for the user affinity group. The PTT call server serves the user and the first users belonging to the user affinity group.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Slicing architecture for wireless communication
Patent No. 9775045 

Inventor(s): Geng Wu (Plano)
Assignee(s): INTEL IP CORPORATION (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwabe, Williamson Wyatt, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15056965 on 02/29/2016 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide a system, apparatus, or non-transitory computer readable medium to provide a slicing architecture for wireless communications systems.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Modifying parameters of a wireless access node
Patent No. 9775072 

Inventor(s): Kamakshi Sridhar (Plano)
Assignee(s): Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. (Murray Hill, NJ)
Law Firm: Tong, Rea, Bentley Kim, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14502328 on 09/30/2014 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract: A capability for modifying parameters of a wireless access node is provided. The capability for modifying parameters of a wireless access node may support use of parameter monitoring and computation functions to jointly improve or optimize capacity for voice and data users in wireless networks. The capability for modifying parameters of a wireless access node may include detecting a trigger event associated with the wireless access node, modifying a signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio (SINR) threshold of the wireless access node responsive to the trigger event, modifying a call admission control (CAC) threshold of the wireless access node based on evaluation of a parameter associated with modification of the SINR threshold of the wireless access node, and further modifying the CAC threshold of the wireless access node based on evaluation of a parameter associated with modification of the CAC threshold of the wireless access node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for speed frame exchange
Patent No. 9775171 

Inventor(s): Younghoon Kwon (San Diego, CA), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), Zhigang Rong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14541743 on 11/14/2014 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a first time, by a first user equipment (UE) from a first device, a request to send (RTS) frame including a first duration and receiving, at a second time, by the first UE from a second device, a clear to send (CTS) frame including a second duration. The method also includes determining a duration of a speed frame exchange (SF) exchange in accordance with the first duration and the second duration.

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


Method to achieve a fully acknowledged mode communication (FAMC) in push-to-talk over cellular (PoC)
Patent No. 9775179 

Inventor(s): Brahmananda R. Vempati (Dallas), Krishnakant M. Patel (Richardson), Ravi Ayyasamy (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Kodiak Networks, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15298013 on 10/19/2016 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing advanced voice services in a wireless communications network, and more specifically, a method and framework to achieve a Fully Acknowledged Mode Communication (FAMC) in Push-to-talk-over-Cellular (PoC) is provided. A FAMC call session is a PoC call session that can only be established when all members of a set are available.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for initial synchronization and collision avoidance in device to device communications without network coverage
Patent No. 9775187 

Inventor(s): Sagar Dhakal (Richardson)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15204588 on 07/07/2016 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device is not detected, initiating a time-slot boundary by the first device including: transmitting a first presence signal of the first device in a selected time-slot; and checking for an acknowledgment to the first presence signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Shaped pancake mold
Patent No. D798119 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Dorion (Elmhurst, IL), Howard J. Locker (Dallas)
Assignee(s): LOCKER DORION ASSOCIATES, INC. (Addison)
Law Firm: Washam PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29522813 on 04/02/2015 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Grading lamp
Patent No. D798172 

Inventor(s): Daniel L. Kessler (Dallas), Henry M. Kessler (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Sy Kessler Sales, Inc. (Dallas)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29569584 on 06/29/2016 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D798310 

Inventor(s): Daniel Castillo (Richardson), Jayprakash Charavda (Irving), Keith Mowery (Richardson), Kyle Golden (Plano), Melissa Amoros (Richardson), Steve Lazar (San Antonio), Sunil K. Khiani (Plano)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29535235 on 08/05/2015 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D798311 

Inventor(s): Daniel Castillo (Richardson), Jayprakash Charavda (Irving), Keith Mowery (Richardson), Kyle Golden (Plano), Melissa Amoros (Richardson), Steve Lazar (San Antonio), Sunil K. Khiani (Plano)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29535236 on 08/05/2015 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Eyeglass nose pads
Patent No. D798375 

Inventor(s): Allison Flake (Dallas), Jonathan McCann (Mansfield), Kurt R. Spenser (Burbank, CA), Robert A. Canales (Dallas), Thomas Clayton Shortall (Dallas)
Assignee(s): ROKA SPORTS, INC. (Dallas)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29562638 on 04/27/2016 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tank base
Patent No. D798417 

Inventor(s): Jack Sheng (Keller), Larry Perkins (Southlake)
Assignee(s): ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC. (Houston)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29582973 on 11/01/2016 (329 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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