Dallas Invents: 81 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 18

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 14 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  AiBUY's interactive product placement system
•  Amazon's computing management using multiple latency options
•  Astrapi's polynomial symbol waveforms
•  Robomart's one-tap/command grocery ordering via self-driving mini marts and seamless checkout-free tech
•  SpeedChain's systemized blockchain reconciliation in a hybrid distributed network ecosystem
•  Toyota's identifying changes in the condition of a transport
•  Walmart Apollo's air-cooled ammonia refrigeration systems

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.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 Aug. 29, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  7
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     6
D: TEXTILES; PAPER        1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           2
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  3
G: PHYSICS        20
H: ELECTRICITY   34
DESIGN: 8


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     10
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si,   , KR)      4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)          4
Unmatched Bonding Limited (Fort Worth) 3
AT&T Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA)       2
Diodes Incorporated (Plano)        2
Easybaby Products Inc. (Dallas)    2
IBM Corporation (Armonk, NY)    2
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)         2

UNASSIGNED     6


TOP INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Ryan Michael Jones (Colbert, WA)            3
Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell)          2
Shuicai Su (Jiangxi, CN)    2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Platform for electronic devices
Patent No. 11224287 

Inventor(s): George W. Jensen (Southlake, TX), Mark Castleberry (Arlington, TX), Michael L. Arnold (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427693 on 05/31/2019 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A platform apparatus is provided which may be configured to support an electronic device. The platform apparatus may include a base, an extension, and a support. Some implementations include a hinge. The platform apparatus may be configured for use by a standing, seated, or reclining user, or to support an electronic device.

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


Shelf support assembly
Patent No. 11224289 

Inventor(s): Edward Roland Hutson (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): DEL HUTSON DESIGNS, LLC (Forney, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16999311 on 08/21/2020 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shelf support assembly includes a longitudinal post and a shelf bracket. The longitudinal post is attached upright to a vertical surface and includes a front surface that extends from a base of the post. The post includes two opposing longitudinal flanges each extending from a lateral side of the front surface. Each of the two opposing longitudinal flanges include a plurality of concentric flange holes. The shelf bracket is attached in a cantilevered arrangement to the longitudinal post. The shelf bracket includes a support surface and a support arm extending vertically away from an end of the support surface. The support arm includes two opposing arms, each having a concentric arm hole such that, with the shelf bracket attached to the longitudinal post, the concentric arm holes are aligned with a pair of the plurality of concentric flange holes of the longitudinal post.

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


Corneal topography system and methods including illumination assembly
Patent No. 11224341 

Inventor(s): Vrunjal Mehta (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Intelligent Diagnostics, LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17395786 on 08/06/2021 (165 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile communication device-based corneal topography system includes an illumination system, an imaging system, a topography processor, an image sensor, and a mobile communication device. The illumination system is configured to generate an illumination pattern reflected off a cornea of a subject. The imaging system is coupled to an image sensor to capture an image of the reflected illumination pattern. A topography processor is coupled to the image sensor to process the image of the reflected illumination pattern. The mobile communications device includes a display, the mobile communications device is operatively coupled to the image sensor. The mobile communications device includes a mobile communications device (MCD) processor. A housing at least partially encloses one or more of the illumination system, the imaging system, or the topography processor.

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


Smart monitoring safety and quality of life system using sensors
Patent No. 11224358 

Inventor(s): Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16451164 on 06/25/2019 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A smart monitoring system comprising a plurality of sensor devices within a home or facility, at least one of the plurality of sensor devices comprising sensor elements configured to detect activity of an individual in the home or facility, and a computing device configured to receive activity signals from the plurality of sensor devices associated with the individual, parse the activity signals into scoring components including a sleep score, a motion score, and an event score, compute a current scoring of the individual based on the scoring components, compare the current scoring of the individual to historic scoring and peer scoring, generate a quality of life score for the individual based on the based on the comparison, and process a clinical analysis of the individual based on the quality of life score, the clinical analysis including graphical representations of the quality of life score and the scoring components.

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


Neural interface probe employing amorphous silicon carbide
Patent No. 11224371 

Inventor(s): Stuart F. Cogan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Trustees of Boston University (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16015878 on 06/22/2018 (1306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A neural interface device that comprises an implantable microelectrode body. The implantable microelectrode body includes a neural interface probe, which includes a thin film metal trace connected to an interface pad and an amorphous silicon carbide insulation. The amorphous silicon carbide insulation surrounds the thin film metal trace to form an outside surface of the neural interface probe. The interface pad is exposed to an ambient environment of the neural interface probe through an opening in the amorphous silicon carbide insulation. Methods of manufacturing the neural interface device are disclosed.

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


Medical devices and related methods
Patent No. 11224480 

Inventor(s): Aidan McGlinchey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. (Maple Grove, MN)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111818 on 08/24/2018 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical device includes a shaft including a lumen configured to direct a flow of fluid through the shaft and an electrode. A proximal end of the electrode and a distal end of the shaft form a coupling configured to releasably couple the proximal end of the electrode with the distal end of the shaft. When the proximal end of the electrode is coupled to the distal end of the shaft, fluid delivered through the lumen is emitted from the electrode.

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


Therapeutic angiogenesis for treatment of the spine and other tissues
Patent No. 11224635 

Inventor(s): Edwin Anderson (Westminster, CO), Hon Yu (Irvine, CA), John W. Jacobs (Berkeley, CA), Kenneth A. Thomas (Chatham, NJ), Shadfar Bahri (Irvine, CA), Thomas J. Stegmann (Petersberg, , DE), Tugan Muftuler (Aliso Viejo, CA),
Assignee(s): Venturis Thereuptics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13831954 on 03/15/2013 (3231 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic spinal conditions, degenerative disc disease, back pain and/or other tissue pathologies. Patients with ischemic spine disease can be categorized into subsets that are deemed to have potential to respond to therapy. In particular, therapies are disclosed which involve stimulation of neovascularization so as to increase perfusion of spinal and other anatomies.

[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)


 

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

Portable dry erase board
Patent No. 11225103 

Inventor(s): Ronald Anthony Bowie (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14079257 on 11/13/2013 (2988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a foldable dry erase board forming a continuous surface area for writing thereon. The dry erase board includes a first panel foldably attached to a second panel about a pivot joint. The method includes creating the continuous dry erase marker board surface with the first panel and the second panel and folding the first panel onto the second panel about the pivot joint extending partially through a thickness of the board.

[B43L] ARTICLES FOR WRITING OR DRAWING UPON; ACCESSORIES FOR WRITING OR DRAWING (workshop equipment for marking-out work B25H 7/00; teaching hand-writing or drawing G09B 11/00)


Resin fuses and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 11225181 

Inventor(s): Gregory T. Donovan (Britton, 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: 16050502 on 07/31/2018 (1267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly including a seat frame assembly including a seat base and a seat back pivotally connected to the seat base. The seat back includes at least one resin fuse arranged in the seat back to indicate structural loading in the vehicle seat assembly above a tolerance loading. The at least one resin fuse includes an aperture extending through the seat back and comprising a flange encircling the aperture and extending generally perpendicular to the seat back, and an indicator bar extending across a diameter of the aperture. The aperture is open on either side of the indicator bar.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Systems and methods for improving visual scanning behavior associated with controlling a vehicle
Patent No. 11225266 

Inventor(s): Benjamin P. Austin (Saline, MI), John K. Lenneman (Okemos, MI), Joshua E. Domeyer (Madison, WI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16545068 on 08/20/2019 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving visual scanning behavior of an operator in a vehicle with a vehicle display. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to detecting a transition to a manual mode of operating the vehicle, identifying, using at least one sensor of the vehicle, objects in a present operating environment around the vehicle according to a visual profile of the operator. The method also includes controlling the vehicle display to selectively render one or more graphic elements according to at least a gaze score.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]


Centerline tiltrotor
Patent No. 11225323 

Inventor(s): Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Keith Alan Stanney (Dallas, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX), Troy Bushmire (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541561 on 08/15/2019 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a rotorcraft comprising a body having a longitudinal axis, a wing coupled to the body, a single tiltrotor assembly pivotally coupled to the body, and the tiltrotor assembly configured to move between a position generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis during a vertical flight mode and a position generally parallel to the longitudinal axis during a horizontal flight mode. The rotorcraft may further comprise an anti-torque system configured to counteract torque generated by the tiltrotor assembly during vertical flight. The rotorcraft may further comprise a center of gravity compensation system configured to manage a rotorcraft center of gravity during movement of the tiltrotor assembly between the vertical flight mode and the horizontal flight mode.

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


Dual flex-beam assembly for folding rotor blade
Patent No. 11225324 

Inventor(s): Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414882 on 05/17/2019 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor blade for a rotary wing aircraft includes a rotor hub including a first flex-beam attachment member and a flex-beam assembly. The flex-beam assembly includes a flex-beam support member having an attachment end and a wrapping end. A first flex-beam includes a first end, a second end and an intermediate portion. The first end of the first flex-beam is connected at the first flex-beam attachment member and the second end of the first flex-beam being connected to the attachment end of the flex-beam support member. A second flex-beam includes first end portion, a second end portion and an intermediate section. The first end portion of the second flex-beam is connected at the first flex-beam attachment member, the second end portion of the second flex-beam being connected at the second flex-beam attachment member and the intermediate section extending about the wrapping end of the flex-beam support member.

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


Latex-based formulations for coating and sculpting applications
Patent No. 11225437 

Inventor(s): John Votel (Jacksonville, FL)
Assignee(s): Flex-A-Rock Holdings LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571172 on 09/15/2019 (856 days app to issue)

Abstract: Latex-based formulations for coating and sculpting applications may provide blending a wet mixture with a dry mixture or blending a wet composition with a dry powder. The formulation may then be applied to a surface. In some embodiments, after the formulation is applied to a surface, the formulation may be set to the surface by covering the formulation applied to the surface with a material and/or the formulation may be self-setting on the surface. The formulation may fill gaps in the surface, thereby reducing cracks and shrinkage of the surface. The formulation may be applied to surfaces in a plurality of applications that may include, but are not limited to, sculpting, molding, and cosmetic repairs.

[B05D] PROCESSES FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (conveying articles or workpieces through baths of liquid B65G, e.g. B65G 49/02) [2]


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Proliferated thread count of a woven textile by simultaneous insertion within a single pick insertion event of a loom apparatus multiple adjacent parallel yarns drawn from a multi-pick yarn package
Patent No. 11225733 

Inventor(s): Arun Agarwal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17226096 on 04/09/2021 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes forming a multi-pick yarn package through winding multiple oriented yarns onto a spool. The multiple oriented yarns serve as weft yarns forming adjacent substantially parallel yarns wound together, and each of the multiple oriented yarns is formed through drawing each of multiple synthetic yarns from a corresponding supply package. The method also includes simultaneously inserting the weft yarns in a single pick insertion event of a pick insertion apparatus of a loom apparatus in which the simultaneously inserted weft yarns are to be conveyed through a set of warp yarns to produce an incremental length of a woven textile fabric.

[D03D] WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Theft-prevention anchoring device
Patent No. 11225813 

Inventor(s): Darcy Wyler (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17230790 on 04/14/2021 (279 days app to issue)

Abstract: A theft-prevention anchoring device is an apparatus that secures a bag to a secure structure. The apparatus includes an anchoring band, a band fastener, and a security cable. The anchoring band houses the security cable and protects the bag from any damage. The anchoring band also provides a style according to the preferences of a user. The band fastener attaches a first band end of the anchoring band with a second band end of the anchoring band so that the anchoring band may loop around the bag and the secure structure. The band fastener includes a first interlocking piece and a second interlocking piece. The first interlocking piece is engaged to the second interlocking piece. Moreover, the band fastener is configured to generate a loud audible sound as the first interlocking piece is disengaged from the second interlocking piece. The security cable provides the structural integrity for the apparatus.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Virtual hoist stop for mobile drilling machine
Patent No. 11225862 

Inventor(s): Stephen M. Hancock (Van Alstyne, TX)
Assignee(s): Caterpillar Gobal Mining Equipment LLC (Denison, TX)
Law Firm: von Briesen Roper, s.c. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773364 on 01/27/2020 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A virtual hoist stop system for a mobile drilling machine may include a sensor assembly configured to monitor a full/empty status of a plurality of pipe storage slots, a drill string status, and a height of a rotary head, an operator interface configured to receive hoisting input, and a control module. The control module may be configured to receive signals from the sensor assembly, determine a target height based on the signals, receive hoisting input from the operator interface, and automatically stop the rotary head from hoisting beyond the target height.

[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

 

Two-phase expendable cooling systems with passive flow control membranes
Patent No. 11226141 

Inventor(s): Adolfo Lozano, III (Dallas, TX), Amanda S. Rickman (Garland, TX), James S. Wilson (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15831180 on 12/04/2017 (1506 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a heat sink configured to receive thermal energy from one or more heat sources. The heat sink includes a local reservoir configured to hold a liquid coolant, and the heat sink is configured to pass the thermal energy into the liquid coolant in the local reservoir in order to vaporize at least some of the liquid coolant. The apparatus also includes a membrane configured to allow vaporized coolant to pass through the membrane out of the local reservoir into an ambient environment and to prevent unvaporized coolant from passing through the membrane. The membrane is thereby configured to provide passive flow control for the liquid coolant. The membrane could include a vapor-permeable and liquid-repelling membrane. The membrane can also be configured to hold the liquid coolant in the local reservoir against one or more surfaces of the heat sink.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Air-cooled ammonia refrigeration systems and methods
Patent No. 11226143 

Inventor(s): Marcos Rente Braz (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Walmart Apollo, LLC (Bentonville, AR)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689574 on 11/20/2019 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, an air-cooled ammonia refrigeration system comprises: a plurality of air-cooled condensers, each having a heat exchanger and at least one axial fan and having a first operating state capable of condensing vaporous ammonia to form liquid ammonia; an evaporator coupled to the air-cooled condenser; a subcooler positioned between the air-cooled condenser and the evaporator; a compressor coupled to the evaporator; an oil cooler coupled to the compressor; and a plurality of valves coupled to the plurality of air-cooled condensers and having a first configuration corresponding to the first operating state of the plurality of air-cooled condensers, and a second configuration corresponding to a second operating state of one or more of the plurality of air-cooled condensers such that the one or more of the plurality of air-cooled condensers functions as an evaporator capable of evaporating liquid ammonia to form vaporous ammonia.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert
Patent No. 11226179 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16744545 on 01/16/2020 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer ammunition cartridge having a primer insert having: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.02 to 0.2; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Control systems for operation of loading dock equipment, and associated methods of manufacture and use
Patent No. 11225824 

Inventor(s): Richard K. Hoofard (Dallas, TX), Stephen Kosek (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB (Landskrona, , SE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15145605 on 05/03/2016 (2086 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and associated methods for controlling operation of loading dock equipment are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the system and associated methods can be used to control operation of loading dock equipment (e.g., a vehicle restraint, a dock door, a dock leveler, etc.) according to a preset sequence of operations. The system can include a display screen that sequentially presents a series of graphical control elements (e.g., touch-sensitive buttons) that enable operation of the loading dock equipment in an appropriate sequence. Additionally, the visual appearance and/or sequence of presentation of the graphical control elements indicate the proper sequence of selection to the user, thereby reducing user confusion and simplifying the operation of the loading dock equipment.

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


Inductive position detection
Patent No. 11226211 

Inventor(s): George Reitsma (Redwood City, CA), Joyce Mullenix (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14801810 on 07/16/2015 (2378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A position detecting system detects and responds to the movement of a target through a sensing domain area of a plane. The movement causes the amount of the target that lies within a first sensing domain area of a first sensor to change. A second sensor detects a height from the plane to a sensor for enhancing accuracy of measurements from the first sensor.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Securing a touch sensor assembly within a device
Patent No. 11226661 

Inventor(s): Christopher Alan Oberhauser (San Jose, CA), Evgeny Fomin (San Carlos, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630945 on 06/22/2017 (1671 days app to issue)

Abstract: An arrangement for securing a touch sensor assembly within a mobile communication or other device with at least one touch button defined within a touch button area. The touch sensor assembly includes a touch sensor (such as a sense inductor coil), and multiple back-side spring clips attached at the back-side of the sensor assembly. A touch sensor pocket integral with the device case is disposed at an interior-side of the touch button area, the sensor pocket to position the sensor assembly relative to the associated touch button. The touch sensor assembly can be secured within the touch sensor pocket by the back-side spring clips, spring-urged toward the front-side of the sensor pocket, and spaced from the device case by spacer elements (which can be attached to the sensor assembly, or integrated into the device case). The touch sensor pocket can include back-side alignment elements for aligning the spring clips.

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


Peak power reduction management in non-volatile storage by delaying start times operations
Patent No. 11226772 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Hua-Ling Cynthia Hsu (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Mark Murin (Kfar Saba, , IL), Tomer Eliash (Sunnyvale, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16912381 on 06/25/2020 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: Power and/or current regulation in non-volatile memory systems is disclosed. Peak power/current usage may be reduced by staggering concurrent program operations in the different semiconductor dies. Each set of one or more semiconductor dies has an earliest permitted start time for its program operation, as well as a number of permitted backup start times. The permitted start times are unique for each set of one or more semiconductor dies. There may be a uniform gap or delay between each permitted start time. If a semiconductor die is busy with another memory operation at or after its earliest permitted start time, then the program operation is initiated or resumed at one of the permitted backup times. By having permitted backup times, the memory system need not poll each semiconductor die to determine whether the semiconductor die is ready/busy in order to determine when a die should start a program operation.

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


Stream engine with element promotion and decimation modes
Patent No. 11226818 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782580 on 02/05/2020 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to operational units for use as operands. A promotion unit optionally increases date element data size by an integral power of 2 either zero filing or sign filling the additional bits. A decimation unit optionally decimates data elements by an integral factor of 2. For ease of implementation the promotion factor must be greater than or equal to the decimation factor.

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


Look-up table initialize
Patent No. 11226822 

Inventor(s): Dheera Balasubramanian Samudrala (Richardson, TX), Duc Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX), Rama Venkatasubramanian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16570778 on 09/13/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital data processor includes an instruction memory storing instructions specifying a data processing operation and a data operand field, an instruction decoder coupled to the instruction memory for recalling instructions from the instruction memory and determining the operation and the data operand, and an operational unit coupled to a data register file and to an instruction decoder to perform a data processing operation upon an operand corresponding to an instruction decoded by the instruction decoder and storing results of the data processing operation. The operational unit is configured to perform a table write in response to a look up table initialization instruction by duplicating at least one data element from a source data register to create duplicated data elements, and writing the duplicated data elements to a specified location in a specified number of at least one table and a corresponding location in at least one other table.

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


Physical failure analysis-oriented diagnosis resolution prediction
Patent No. 11227091 

Inventor(s): Huaxing Tang (Wilsonville, OR), Jakub Janicki (Poznan, , PL)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17175011 on 02/12/2021 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosed technology relate to predicting physical failure analysis-oriented diagnosis resolution. Fault simulation is performed on a circuit design to derive test responses for a set of faults and test patterns for testing circuits fabricated according to the circuit design. The set of faults is grouped into groups of equivalent faults based on the test responses. A group of equivalent faults consists of faults having the same test responses for all test patterns in the test patterns that can activate the faults. A PFA (physical failure analysis)-oriented diagnosis resolution evaluation value is computed by averaging weighted sizes of the groups of equivalent faults. The weight factors for the groups of equivalent faults with sizes greater than a certain number being smaller than the weight factors for rest of the groups of equivalent faults.

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


Controlled-environment facility location analytics system
Patent No. 11227132 

Inventor(s): Dionisia Ray (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Securas Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724887 on 12/23/2019 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A location-based analytics system provides tracking and visualization of individuals within a controlled-environment facility. A plurality of sensors, such as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) sensors, are located within the controlled-environment facility and detect individuals located within a first proximity to the sensors. An analytics system determines the identity of individuals detected by the sensors and reports the locations of the identified individuals. A user interface provides the ability to select the display of the location and movement of selected individuals of the identified individuals on a three-dimensional model of the controlled-environment facility. The user interface also provides the ability to select a three-dimensional representation for the selected individuals and various other aspects of the controlled-environment facility. The selected representation of the selected individuals is projected onto the three-dimensional model of the controlled-environment facility at locations corresponding to the reported locations of the selected individuals within the facility.

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


Information and data collaboration among multiple artificial intelligence (AI) systems
Patent No. 11227224 

Inventor(s): Kulvir Singh Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422506 on 05/24/2019 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for collaborating among multiple electronically communicating AI (Artificial Intelligence) devices. Devices are detected and identified that are each communicable with a user and electronically communicating and interacting with their respective AI systems. In response to receiving a request or an instruction by a user at a device of the identified devices, each of the devices generate an answer to the request or instruction, wherein each of the devices are communicating with their respective AI systems. Each of the generated answers are rated from each of the identified AI systems and their corresponding devices, respectively. A threshold is defined for a final answer based on a plurality of factors. A final answer is selected that met the threshold. Using one of the identified devices, responding, by generating an audible communication with the final answer which communicates a response to the user.

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


Systems and methods for identifying, profiling and generating a graphical user interface displaying cyber, operational, and geographic risk
Patent No. 11227246 

Inventor(s): Michael Vien (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Attentive Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16145065 on 09/27/2018 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to combine data from multiple different sources of risk data, to create a weighted risk model using Bayesian networks and Monte-Carlo simulation to advance a quantified risk outlook. Based on the client risk configuration file, a risk user interface (UI) template is selected and the modelled risk is generated into a graphical user interface (GUI) using the selected risk template to display the GUI at multiple summary levels starting at a high-level overview which will include cyber, economic, legal, brand, operational and geographic risks. The GUI of modelled risk is displayed on the client device using the selected UI template. The system enables the user to drill down into the GUI for any of the categories available in the selected UI template to further examine risk characteristics as well as the actual sources of the risk in the modelled risk.

[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]


One tap/command grocery ordering via self-driving mini marts and seamless checkout-free technology
Patent No. 11227270 

Inventor(s): Emad Suhail Rahim (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): ROBOMART, INC. (Santa Monica, CA)
Law Firm: Arluys IP, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15993318 on 05/30/2018 (1329 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to an application for obtaining groceries or other merchandise and, more particularly, a one tap/command grocery ordering via self-driving mini marts and seamless checkout-free technology. The method is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions and is operable to: deploy an autonomous vehicle which carries consumer merchandise to a consumer; determine which merchandise has been taken from the autonomous vehicle by the consumer; calculate a cost for the merchandise taken from the autonomous vehicle by the consumer; and provide a receipt to the consumer for the merchandise taken from the autonomous vehicle by the consumer.

[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 implementing a sponsor portal for mediating services to end users
Patent No. 11227313 

Inventor(s): Arun Pimpalapure (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): FinanceNinja, LLC (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16906794 on 06/19/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) for a sponsor portal system includes a first display area that persistently displays a list of a plurality of tabs and a second display area. When the GUI is executed by a computing device of a sponsor of the plurality of sponsors, the second display area is dynamically updatable to display a scrollable list of customers of the sponsor, a list of vendors approved by the sponsor, and a list of active offers. In response to selection of an active offer, the GUI is configured to display a draft offer message and an approval control. In response to selection of the approval control, the sponsor engine is configured to transmit an interactive graphic to mobile computing devices, the interactive graphic configured to communicate information to the mobile computing devices for display on a screen of limited size.

[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]


Dynamic content fulfilment associated with real time bidding
Patent No. 11227314 

Inventor(s): Amandeep Singh (Dallas, TX), Janki Vora (Lewisville, TX), Mathews Thomas (Flower Mound, TX), Sharath Prasad Krishna Prasad (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567419 on 09/11/2019 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach for creating dynamic content. The approach receives advertiser data associated with activities of one or more advertisers and receives publisher data associated with activities of one or more publishers. The approach manages the one or more DSPs activities associated with the received advertiser data and publisher data. Furthermore, the approach manages the one or more SSPs activities associated with the received advertiser data, publisher data and the one or more DSPs activities and selects one or more advertisement for one or more website. Finally, the approach manages the one or more consumer behaviors associated with the selected one or more advertisement.

[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]


Interactive product placement system and method therefor
Patent No. 11227315 

Inventor(s): Christian Briggs (Newport Coast, CA), Delfino Galindo, Jr. (Laguna Niguel, CA), Freddy Knuth (Euless, TX), Heath McBurnett (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): AiBUY, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16595149 on 10/07/2019 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for facilitating the order of commercial products in connection with the display of media content, whereby a player comprises a media production component and an interactive e-commerce component embedded therein. The player with the e-commerce component can be virally copied and propagated from one web page to any number of other web pages. A method for presenting advertisements for commercial products in video productions, whereby the commercial product is placed in the video production as an element of the video production. A viewer is enabled to interact with the video production to select the product. Information is then displayed about the selected product; and the viewer is enabled to purchase the selected product.

[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]


System and method for automated cosmetic inspection of electronic devices
Patent No. 11227383 

Inventor(s): Brian Morris (Fort Worth, TX), Clark Humphrey (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): FEDEX SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS ELECTRONICS, INC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16513568 on 07/16/2019 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, device, and method for inspecting the cosmetic and operational features of electronic devices, including computing and telecommunications devices. The cosmetic inspection system includes an image capture unit for capturing the images of the electronic devices, and a user interface for processing the captured images and providing relevant information to the user of the system. Images of the external components such as external casing materials or touch screens of electronic devices are captured and the cosmetic inspection system uses baseline images to make determinations to identify defective components of the electronic devices. Based on these determinations, the system may conclude which, if any, replacement components of the devices are needed to restore the electronic device. In one embodiment, a user of the system may then be provided with information through a user interface about defective components and options for ordering replacement components.

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


Identifying changes in the condition of a transport
Patent No. 11227490 

Inventor(s): Anil Nagpal (Plano, TX), Neil Dutta (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16443936 on 06/18/2019 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying a new condition of a transport during a transport event based on sensor data, retrieving a transport condition profile, comparing the new condition to an initial condition of the transport, stored prior to the transport event, in the transport condition profile, and determining the transport is damaged based on the comparing.

[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]


Acoustic panel with acoustic unit layer
Patent No. 11227573 

Inventor(s): Tai-Yun Huang (Ann Arbor, MI), Takayuki Sugiyama (Ann Arbor, MI), Takumi J. Jinmon (Ann Arbor, 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: 16172125 on 10/26/2018 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: An acoustic panel includes a plurality of acoustic units. Each acoustic unit includes a subwavelength cell, an acoustic septum attached across the cell and an acoustic backing attached across the cell behind the acoustic septum. The acoustic units have uniform constructions with the exception of varying cross-sectional dimensions, and varying peak absorption frequencies based on the varying cross-sectional dimensions. In relation to the peak absorption frequency for each acoustic unit, the acoustic septum is a vibratory membrane and the acoustic backing is an anti-vibration back plate, and the acoustic unit is acoustic impedance matched, whereby the acoustic unit is configured to substantially non-propagatively absorb frontal acoustic excitation at the peak absorption frequency using the acoustic septum and the acoustic backing.

[G10K] SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES (sound-producing toys A63H 5/00); METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [6]


Boosting read scheme with back-gate bias
Patent No. 11227663 

Inventor(s): Ippei Yasuda (Mie, , JP), Ken Oowada (Fujisawa, , JP), Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Mie, , JP), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17173023 on 02/10/2021 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for reducing read disturb using NAND strings with poly-silicon channels and p-type doped source lines are described. During a boosted read operation for a selected memory cell transistor in a NAND string, a back-gate bias or bit line voltage may be applied to a bit line connected to the NAND string and a source line voltage greater than the bit line voltage may be applied to a source line connected to the NAND string; with these bias conditions, electrons may be injected from the bit line and annihilated in the source line during the read operation. To avoid leakage currents through NAND strings in non-selected memory blocks, the threshold voltages of source-side select gate transistors of the NAND strings may be set to a negative threshold voltage that has an absolute voltage value greater than the source line voltage applied during the read operation.

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


Edge computing management using multiple latency options
Patent No. 11228516 

Inventor(s): Robin Satish Harwani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Hogan Lovells US LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16138729 on 09/21/2018 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology is described for edge computing management with multiple latency options. An application orchestration service may identify service distribution zones of a service provider environment that provide a connection between a mobile network and computing resources capable of executing portions of distributed applications used by devices connected to the mobile network. The application orchestration service may determine whether a network path latency between the devices and the computing resources satisfy latency constraints for the portions of the distributed applications. The application orchestration service may orchestrate which computing resources in the service distribution zones handle application processing by the portions of the distributed applications for the devices connected to the mobile network.

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


Systemized blockchain reconciliation in a hybrid distributed network ecosystem
Patent No. 11228584 

Inventor(s): Norman R. Silverman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SpeedChain, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414516 on 05/16/2019 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for use in a hybrid network ecosystem comprising an enterprise network and a reconciliation network is presented. The method comprises generating, by at least one first computing node in the enterprise network or the reconciliation network, a first digital facilitator, wherein the first digital facilitator provides one or more parameters for accessing or distributing data on a distributed ledger in the enterprise network, and wherein a private key is used for performing a computing operation, based on the data, in the enterprise network. The method also comprises generating, by the at least one first computing node in the enterprise network or the reconciliation network or at least one second computing node in the enterprise network or the reconciliation network, a second digital facilitator, wherein the second digital facilitator provides the one or more parameters for accessing or distributing the data in the reconciliation network.

[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]


 

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Mobile device transport parking notification and movement tracking
Patent No. 11227495 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903317 on 06/16/2020 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tracking movements of mobile devices may provide insight into parking space availability for transports deemed to be associated with those mobile devices. One example method of operation may include identifying a transport speed of a particular transport vehicle is moving above a first threshold speed, identifying a first change in direction of the transport and confirming a new transport speed after the first change in direction is less than a second threshold speed. The method may also include initiating a monitoring event to track movement of the transport responsive to the first change in direction of the transport or the confirmed new transport speed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for surge-testing a gallium nitride transistor device
Patent No. 11227805 

Inventor(s): Paul Brohlin (Parker, TX), Sandeep Raj Bahl (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16656363 on 10/17/2019 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a method for surge-testing a gallium nitride (GaN) transistor device-under-test (DUT) that includes at least one GaN transistor device. The method includes inserting the GaN transistor DUT into a test fixture comprising an inductor such that the inductor is coupled to the GaN transistor device to form a switching power regulator. The method also includes operating the switching power regulator at a DUT operating voltage to generate an output current through the inductor based on a DUT input voltage and a duty-cycle. The method also includes controlling an excitation voltage source to provide a voltage surge-strike to the GaN transistor DUT. The method also includes measuring the output current and the DUT input voltage at least one of during and after the voltage surge-strike. The method further includes storing the measured output current and the measured DUT input voltage in a memory to specify device characteristics of the GaN transistor DUT.

[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]


Chip-on-chip power card with embedded thermal conductor
Patent No. 11227821 

Inventor(s): Feng Zhou (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: 16854748 on 04/21/2020 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for a power card for use in a vehicle. The power card includes an N lead frame and a P lead frame, each having a body portion and a terminal portion. The power card includes an O lead frame having a body portion and a cooling portion. The power card includes a first power device located between the body portion of the N lead frame and the body portion of the O lead frame. The power card includes a second power device located between the body portion of the O lead frame and the body portion of the P lead frame, the O lead frame configured to receive heat from the first power device and the second power device by the body portion of the O lead frame and transfer the heat to the cooling portion of the O lead frame for heat dissipation.

[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]


Integrated circuit packaging
Patent No. 11227852 

Inventor(s): Anderson Li (New Taipei, , TW), Arvin Nono Verdeflor (Allen, TX), Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), Honglin Guo (Dallas, TX), Jason Chien (Taipei, , TW), Jeffrey Alan West (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854823 on 04/21/2020 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit and methods for packaging the integrated circuit. In one example, a method for packaging an integrated circuit includes connecting input/output pads of a first integrated circuit die to terminals of a lead frame via palladium coated copper wires. An oxygen plasma is applied to the first integrated circuit die and the palladium coated copper wires. The first integrated circuit die and the palladium coated copper wires are encapsulated in a mold compound after application of the oxygen plasma.

[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]


Thermo-electric controlled switching circuit
Patent No. 11227986 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (San Francisco, CA), Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206498 on 11/30/2018 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system on an integrated circuit (IC) chip includes an input terminal and a return terminal. A heater coupled between the input terminal and the return terminal. A thermopile is spaced apart from the heater by a galvanic isolation region. A switch device includes a control input coupled to an output of the thermopile. The switch device is coupled to at least one output terminal of the IC chip.

[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]


Wireless communication device with an antenna adjacent to an edge of the device
Patent No. 11228092 

Inventor(s): Chui Min Han (San Diego, CA), Jorge Fabrega Sanchez (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16875580 on 05/15/2020 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for a wireless communication device including configuring an antenna including antenna circuitry to receive or transmit wireless signals; feeding a radio frequency signal into the antenna circuitry; providing a housing comprising a plurality of edges, wherein the edges comprise a top edge, a bottom edge, and two side edges, wherein a first edge of the housing comprises a conductive strip, a first slot, and a second slot, and wherein the first edge is the top or bottom edge; providing an input/output port adjacent to the first edge of the housing; and locating the conductive strip, which comprises a portion of the antenna, entirely between the first slot and the second slot, wherein a length of each of the first slot and the second slot extends across the first edge of the housing and is oriented perpendicular to a major axis of the conductive strip.

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


Wire pulling head apparatus with crimp zone indicators and method of using same
Patent No. 11228162 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Bennett (Bonham, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16515975 on 07/18/2019 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enhanced apparatus and method for securing a wire to a pulling cable for pulling wire. Specifically, the pulling cable and wire are attached via a pulling head body. The wire is inserted into an end of the pulling head body and secured by crimping the pulling head body against the wire. Further, crimp zone indicators positioned on the outer surface of the pulling head body indicate the optimal zone of crimping to achieve substantial contact between the pulling head body and the wire. A pulling cable is secured to the pulling head body via a ball swage that comprises a tapped surface.

[H02G] INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES (insulated conductors or cables with arrangements for facilitating mounting or securing H01B 7/40; distribution points incorporating switches H02B; guiding telephone cords H04M 1/15; cable ducts or mountings for telephone or telegraph exchange installations H04Q 1/06)


Input voltage adaptive jitter for quasi-resonant control
Patent No. 11228240 

Inventor(s): Feng-Jung Huang (Taoyuan, , TW), Wei Chuan Su (Taipei, , TW), Yuan-Hung Lo (Taoyuan, , TW)
Assignee(s): Diodes Incorporated (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17066088 on 10/08/2020 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power converter includes a power switch controlling current flow in the power converter and a variable capacitance coupled in parallel to the power switch. The variable capacitance is configured to add a frequency jitter to the power converter.

[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]


Microelectromechanical system resonator-based oscillator
Patent No. 11228280 

Inventor(s): Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX), Sachin Kalia (Dallas, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17164588 on 02/01/2021 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a MEMS resonator and oscillator circuit coupled to the MEMS resonator. The circuit includes a first transistor having a first control terminal and first and second current terminals, and a second transistor having a second control terminal and third and fourth current terminals. The circuit includes a resonator coupling network configured to inductively couple MEMS resonator terminals to the first and third current terminals, and to couple the first and third current terminals. The circuit includes a control terminal coupling network configured to couple the first and second control terminals, and to reduce a voltage swing at the first and second control terminals relative to a voltage swing at the first and third current terminals. The circuit includes a second terminal coupling network configured to couple the second and fourth current terminals. A second terminal coupling network resonant frequency is approximately that of MEMS resonator.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Power switch over-power protection
Patent No. 11228306 

Inventor(s): Wei Wu (Freemont, CA)
Assignee(s): Diodes Incorporated (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16046991 on 07/26/2018 (1272 days app to issue)

Abstract: An over-power protection circuit for a MOSFET includes an over-current protection circuit and a current limit setting circuit, and an over-power protection circuit configured to continuously monitor a voltage across the MOSFET being protected to prevent over-power conditions, and to dynamically determine a maximum current limit based on the monitored voltage and a pre-set maximum power limit.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Multiband receivers for millimeter wave devices
Patent No. 11228325 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), Frank Zhang (Allen, TX), Sher Jiun Fang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Williams Morgan, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833663 on 03/30/2020 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: We disclose multiband receivers for millimeter-wave devices, which may have reduced size and/or reduced power consumption. One multiband receiver comprises a first band path comprising a first passive mixer configured to receive a first input RF signal having a first frequency and to be driven by a first local oscillator signal having a frequency about the first frequency; a second band path comprising a second passive mixer configured to receive a second input RF signal having a second frequency and to be driven by a second local oscillator signal having a frequency about the second frequency; and a base band path comprising a third passive mixer configured to receive intermediate RF signals during a duty cycle and to be driven by a third local oscillator signal having a frequency about the first frequency or about the second frequency during the duty cycle.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Full power uplink transmission for advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 11228351 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16703677 on 12/04/2019 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for an uplink (UL) transmission is provided. The method comprises transmitting, to a base station (BS), UE capability information including a full power transmission capability of the UE, receiving, from the BS, configuration information indicating an UL codebook, identifying the UL codebook to use for the UL transmission based on the configuration information, and transmitting, to the BS, the UL transmission based on the UL codebook, where the UL codebook for l layers includes K full power transmit precoding matrix indicators (TPMIs) and remaining non-full power TPMIs, where a TPMI indicates a precoding matrix for UL transmission and l indicates a rank value.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for channel quality indicator (CQI) and channel state information (CSI) reporting
Patent No. 11228393 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792663 on 02/17/2020 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for channel state information (CSI) and channel quality indicator (CQI) reporting. A UE includes a transceiver configured to receive configuration information for reporting the CSI and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The processor is configured to decode the configuration information and calculate the CSI. The transceiver is further configured to transmit the CSI including the CQI. The configuration information includes a selection of a CQI table and a target block error rate (BLER). A base station (BS) includes a processor configured to generate configuration information for a CSI reporting and a transceiver operably connected to the processor. The transceiver is configured to transmit, to a UE, the configuration information and receive, from the UE, a CSI report that includes a CQI. The configuration information includes a selection of a CQI table and a BLER.

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


Ethernet connectivity using layer 2 to layer 3 multiplexing
Patent No. 11228460 

Inventor(s): Thomas Aquinas Bresee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16713669 on 12/13/2019 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A provisioning method and apparatus provided herein are directed to provisioning of customer equipment (CEs) remotely located at different customer sites via Ethernet. By assigning a CE IP address to a CE where the CE IP address is associated with a plurality of virtual local area network (VLAN) tags and assigning an aggregation equipment (AE) IP address to an AE, first communication between the CE and the AE may be established using the CE IP address and the AE IP address, a VLAN tag from the plurality of VLAN tags at the CE based on information received from the AE may automatically be selected, and second communication between the CE and the AE may be established using the selected VLAN tag.

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


Devices, systems, and methods employing polynomial symbol waveforms
Patent No. 11228477 

Inventor(s): James J. Sterling (Chambersburg, PA), Jerrold Prothero (Delray Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): Astrapi Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Law Office of Michael Antone (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17060181 on 10/01/2020 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods of the present invention enhance data transmission through the use of polynomial symbol waveforms (PSW) and sets of PSWs corresponding to a symbol alphabet is here termed a PSW alphabet. Methods introduced here are based on modifying polynomial alphabet by changing the polynomial coefficients or roots of PSWs and/or shaping of the polynomial alphabet, such as by polynomial convolution, to produce a designed PSW alphabet including waveforms with improved characteristics for data transmission.

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


Analysis of network performance using deterministic decentralized scheduling across distributed test agents
Patent No. 11228522 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Nelson (Colorado Springs, CO), Robert Vogt (Colorado Springs, CO)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems Texas, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003389 on 08/26/2020 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for testing of a communication network utilizing a plurality of test agents in the communication network using a deterministic decentralized scheduling of the plurality of test agents to test a single network service. Determining an optimal time period for executing a test of the single network service by each of the plurality of test agents without requiring global knowledge of the system and without requiring centralized coordination of individual agent test schedules.

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


Mission context routing data communication system
Patent No. 11228525 

Inventor(s): Hector L. Irizarry (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16561455 on 09/05/2019 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data communication system includes a host computing system, a data communication network, and a mission context routing (MCR) system. The host computing system is configured to receive a user request to exchange data between the host computing system and a destination communication device. The data communication network is configured to establish at least one network path to facilitate data exchange between the host computing system and the destination communication device. The MCR system is configured to determine route connection data based on an input selected from a group that includes the user request in context of the activity a user is performing, and an operational context of a network owner entity. Accordingly, the MCR system establishes a designated network path among a plurality of different available network paths of the data communication network based at least in part on the route connection data.

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


Services-based architecture for IMS
Patent No. 11228621 

Inventor(s): Anish Sharma (McKinney, TX), Bejoy Pankajakshan (Allen, TX), Sushanth Hegde (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17064258 on 10/06/2020 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a system and a method for providing communication within IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) using a connectionless communication protocol, an IMS access layer, an IMS service layer, a common service utilities layer, a unified data repository layer, and an IMS network repository function (NRF) are provided. The IMS access layer terminates incoming communication that uses connection-oriented communication protocol. The IMS service layer is operatively connected to the IMS access layer and includes at least one micro-service implementing IMS service. The common service utilities layer is operatively connected to the IMS service layer and includes at least one utility accessible to the at least one micro-service. The unified data repository layer is operatively connected to, and accessible by, the common service utilities layer, the IMS service layer and the IMS access layer. The IMS NRF enables a network function (NF) or the micro-service to discover another NF or micro-service.

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


System and method for fast application auto-scaling
Patent No. 11228643 

Inventor(s): Sathish Gampa (Plano, TX), Steven Pearson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430888 on 06/04/2019 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resource management system is disclosed herein that quickly and dynamically tailors application resource provisioning to real-time application resource consumption. The resource management system may service application requests using resources selected from a pool of servers, the pool of servers including a mixture of virtual server resources and serverless instance resources. The serverless instance resource may comprise software objects programmed using a machine image reflecting one or more states of a virtual application server booted using application-specific program code. Supporting an application using serverless instances enables dynamic scaling of application resources to support real-time application servicing loads.

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


Security system for inmate wireless devices
Patent No. 11228672 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925076 on 07/09/2020 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A layered security suite is disclosed wherein multiple security barriers that prevent the unsanctioned use of a mobile device issued by a controlled-environment facility. The security barriers are implemented along multiple points within the communication path between the mobile device with outside networks, including on the mobile device, on wireless access points that serve data traffic for the mobile device, and a firewall device that monitors all data coming to and from the wireless access points. The barriers on the mobile device prevent the user from performing unsanctioned application and settings changes, including both software and hardware components, while the barrier on the wireless access point detects and prevents unauthorized connections between mobile devices and unsanctioned wireless access points. The firewall device discards packets with unsanctioned internet addresses. The layers work in concert to prevent all manner of tampering with the mobile device by members of the controlled-environment facility.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Supporting conversations between customers and customer service agents
Patent No. 11228683 

Inventor(s): Gary Brian Temerowski, II (Flower Mound, TX), Martin Patrick McEnroe (Plano, TX), Ni An (Plano, TX), Yunmiao Wang (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16706370 on 12/06/2019 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes various methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for supporting automation of customer service. The automation of customer service may be based on support for automation of conversations between customers and customer service agents. The automation of customer service based on support for automation of conversations between customers and customer service agents may be based on use of images provided by the customers to control the conversations between customers and customer service agents. The support for automation of conversations between customers and customer service agents based on use of images provided by the customers may include processing the images to obtain information for the conversations between the customers and the customer service agents and controlling the conversations between the customers and the customer service agents based on the information for the conversations between the customers and the customer service agents.

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


Dynamic scaling for consistent video quality in multi-frame size encoding
Patent No. 11228766 

Inventor(s): Myo Tun (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EUCLID DISCOVERIES, LLC (Burlington, MA)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17143929 on 01/07/2021 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: Videos may be characterized by objective metrics that quantify video quality. Embodiments are directed to target bitrate prediction methods in which one or more objective metrics may serve as inputs into a model that predicts a mean opinion score (MOS), a measure of perceptual quality, as a function of metric values. The model may be derived by generating training data through conducting subjective tests on a set of video encodings, obtaining MOS data from the subjective tests, and correlating the MOS data with metric measurements on the training data. The MOS predictions may be extended to predict the target (encoding) bitrate that achieves a desired MOS value. The target bitrate prediction methods may be applied to segments of a video. The methods may be made computationally faster by applying temporal subsampling. The methods may also be extended for adaptive bitrate (ABR) applications by applying scaling factors to predicted bitrates at one frame size to determine predicted bitrates at different frame sizes. A dynamic scaling algorithm may be used to determine predicted bitrates at the different frame sizes.

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


Multi-threading in a video hardware engine
Patent No. 11228769 

Inventor(s): Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14294711 on 06/03/2014 (2786 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video hardware engine with multi-threading functionality is disclosed. The video hardware engine includes a video hardware accelerator unit and a controller. The controller is coupled to the video hardware accelerator unit. The controller operates in an encode mode and a decode mode. In the encode mode, the controller receives a plurality of frames and encode attributes associated with each frame of the plurality of frames. The encode attributes associated with a frame of the plurality of frames is processed to generate encode parameters associated with the frame. The video hardware accelerator unit is configured to process the frame based on the encode parameters to generate an output. The output of the video hardware accelerator unit is processed to generate a compressed bit-stream and an encode status. In decode mode, the controller receives a compressed bit-stream and decode attributes and generates a plurality of frames and a decode status.

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


Sample-based angular intra-prediction in video coding
Patent No. 11228771 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16838549 on 04/02/2020 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for processing a prediction unit (PU) to generate predicted samples is provided that includes computing predicted samples for samples of the PU using sample-based angular intra-prediction (SAP) when lossless coding is enabled for the PU, and computing predicted samples for the samples of the PU using block-based angular intra-prediction when lossless coding is not enabled for the PU. Computation of the predicted using SAP includes determining an intra-prediction angle for the PU, and computing a predicted sample for each sample of the samples in the PU based on linear interpolation of two reference samples adjacent to the sample, wherein the two reference samples are selected according to the intra-prediction angle.

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


Rate control in video coding
Patent No. 11228772 

Inventor(s): Arun Shankar Kudana (Bangalore, , IN), Manu Mathew (Bangalore, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17075053 on 10/20/2020 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of rate control in coding of a video sequence to generate a compressed bit stream is provided that includes computing a sequence base quantization step size for a sequence of pictures in the video sequence, computing a picture base quantization step size for a picture in the sequence of pictures based on the sequence base quantization step size, a type of the picture, and a level of the picture in a rate control hierarchy, and coding the picture using the picture base quantization step size to generate a portion of the compressed bit stream.

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


Decoding method and apparatuses with candidate motion vectors
Patent No. 11228784 

Inventor(s): Hisao Sasai (Osaka, , JP), Kyoko Tanikawa (Osaka, , JP), Takahiro Nishi (Nara, , JP), Toru Matsunobu (Osaka, , JP), Toshiyasu Sugio (Osaka, , JP), Youji Shibahara (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668975 on 10/30/2019 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image coding method bitstream includes: determining a maximum number of a merging candidate which is a combination of a prediction direction, a motion vector, and a reference picture index for use in coding of a current block; deriving a first merging candidate; determining whether or not a total number of the first merging candidate is smaller than the maximum number; deriving a second merging candidate when it is determined that the total number of the first merging candidate is smaller than the maximum number; selecting a merging candidate for use in the coding of the current block from the first merging candidate and the second merging candidate; and coding, using the maximum number, an index for identifying the selected merging candidate, and attaching the coded index to the bitstream.

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


Telecommunications panel with patching device installation features
Patent No. 11228818 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Fitzpatrick (McKinney, TX), Yi Teh Shih (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16762806 on 11/08/2018 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telecommunications panel has various features for removably mounting patching devices to the panel. The telecommunications panel includes mounting flanges and ramp elements for facilitating mounting and removal of patching devices. The ramp element is associated with a receptacle opening of the panel and configured to contact a flexible latch of the patching device and depress the flexible latch as the patching device is received in the receptacle opening.

[H04Q] SELECTING (switches, relays, selectors H01H; wireless communication networks H04W) [2009.01]


Easy access patch panel
Patent No. 11228819 

Inventor(s): David Zhi Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Go!Foton Holdings, Inc. (Somerset, NJ)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17193840 on 03/05/2021 (319 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology allowing for easy access to connectors in a patch panel. In one of the configurations a patch panel includes at least one patch panel subassembly, each patch panel subassembly including at least one mounting plate and a plurality of port assemblies, the at least one mounting plate being configured to accommodate the port assemblies so that each port assembly can individually translate along a direction parallel to a surface of the mounting plate and can rotate about an axis perpendicular to the surface of the mounting plate.

[H04Q] SELECTING (switches, relays, selectors H01H; wireless communication networks H04W) [2009.01]


Cellular device geolocation based on timing advance data
Patent No. 11228865 

Inventor(s): Jeff Bartlett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16912863 on 06/26/2020 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a network device that comprises a processing system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations. The operations include obtaining timing advance data regarding a communication device served by the network; the timing advance data is collected by a network element coupled to the network device, and the network element communicates with the communication device using control-plane signaling. The timing advance data is processed using location data regarding the network element to determine a geolocation of the communication device. The geolocation is stored at a storage device; the network device and storage device are included in a secure portion of the network. The geolocation is provided to equipment of a network customer accessing the secure portion of the network via a secure interface. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Authorization of roaming for new radio subscribers via an alternative radio access technology
Patent No. 11228896 

Inventor(s): Robert Avanes (Roanoke, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16577534 on 09/20/2019 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roaming platform is disclosed herein. The roaming platform may receive, via a first communication protocol, an authentication request associated with a user equipment (UE), wherein the UE is subscribed to communicate via a first radio access technology of a home network, and wherein the authentication request is associated with enabling the UE to communicate via a visitor network that utilizes a second radio access technology. The roaming platform may identify an identifier associated with the UE in the authentication request. The roaming platform may determine, based on the identifier, a serving component of the home network that is configured to serve the UE. The roaming platform may obtain, from the serving component, authentication information associated with the UE, wherein the authentication information is obtained via a second communication protocol. The roaming platform may provide, based on the authentication information, an authentication response to the authentication request.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Intra-RAT handover for next generation system
Patent No. 11228949 

Inventor(s): Jayshree A Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15861328 on 01/03/2018 (1476 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of an access and mobility function (AMF) for state management in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises determining a state of at least one state machine, receiving, from a target access network (AN), an N2 path switch request message based on the state of the at least one state machine, transmitting, to a session management function (SMF), an N11 message, and transmitting, to the target AN, an N2 path switch request acknowledgement (Ack) message when receiving an N11 Ack message, from the SMF, corresponding to the N11 message, wherein the target AN transmits a release resource message to a source AN when the target AN receives the N2 path switch request Ack message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Signaling of full power uplink MIMO capability
Patent No. 11228984 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17114741 on 12/08/2020 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method performed by a wireless device for transmitting on a plurality of antennas comprises signaling, to a network node, a wireless device power transmission capability. The wireless device power transmission capability identifies a power ratio value of a plurality of power ratio values that the wireless device supports for transmission of a physical uplink channel. Each value of the plurality of power ratio values corresponds to a transmission power capability and to a number of antenna ports. A power ratio refers to a ratio relative to a maximum power the wireless device is rated to transmit. The method further comprises transmitting a physical uplink channel using the number of antenna ports with a power scaled at least by the power ratio value.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for frame based equipment operation of NR unlicensed
Patent No. 11229050 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16810731 on 03/05/2020 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus in a wireless communication system supporting a semi-static shared spectrum channel access is provided. The method and apparatus comprises: receiving system information carried by downlink channels; identifying a duration of idle period, a fixed frame period, a number of observation slots, and an index; determining a first phase based on a first time period between a starting instance of the idle period and an ending instance of the at least one observation slot, a second phase based on a second time period between the ending instance of the at least one observation slot and an ending instance of the idle period, and a third phase based on a third time period between the ending instance of the idle period and an ending instance of the fixed frame period; and identifying the downlink channels as an idle state in the at least one observation slot.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus of supporting wireless femtocell communications
Patent No. 11229069 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Patricia A. Landgren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16935090 on 07/21/2020 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of routing a call in a femtocell network are disclosed. In one example call routing method, a call is originated from the mobile station via a femtocell access point and the call is transmitted to a femtocell gateway, a mobile switching center and a carrier gateway server and onto an enterprise gateway server to obtain policy information. A routing policy is determined based on the obtained policy information and the call is routed to its destination based on the routing policy. The call may be routed via local media from a femtocell access point directly to the enterprise gateway server. The call routing procedures may implement the Iuh protocol and/or the session initiation protocol (SIP) for call signaling in the femtocell network. Call routing may be performed in a wireless cellular communications network or an enterprise network environment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Carrying case or cover for a seat cushion
Patent No. D941062 

Inventor(s): Heather Marsh (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29694785 on 06/13/2019 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pipe support
Patent No. D941122 

Inventor(s): Matthew A. Hanson (Celina, TX), Paul D. Phillips (Frisco, TX), Victor A. Sahm, III (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29697849 on 07/11/2019 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Dispenser and dropper co-pack assembly
Patent No. D941154 

Inventor(s): Alexander L. Kwapis (Dallas, TX), Daniel M. Dominski (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Fusion Packaging I, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29655486 on 07/03/2018 (1295 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Gate
Patent No. D941494 

Inventor(s): Shuicai Su (Jiangxi, , CN)
Assignee(s): EASYBABY PRODUCTS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29718220 on 12/21/2019 (759 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Gate
Patent No. D941495 

Inventor(s): Shuicai Su (Jiangxi, , CN)
Assignee(s): EASYBABY PRODUCTS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29718221 on 12/21/2019 (759 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Abrasion-resistant cuttable self-adhesive industrial tile
Patent No. D941503 

Inventor(s): Ryan Michael Jones (Colbert, WA)
Assignee(s): Unmatched Bonding Limited (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: 24IP Law Group USA, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29747704 on 08/25/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Abrasion-resistant cuttable self-adhesive industrial tile
Patent No. D941504 

Inventor(s): Ryan Michael Jones (Colbert, WA)
Assignee(s): Unmatched Bonding Limited (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: 24IP Law Group USA, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29747705 on 08/25/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Abrasion-resistant cuttable self-adhesive industrial tile
Patent No. D941505 

Inventor(s): Ryan Michael Jones (Colbert, WA)
Assignee(s): Unmatched Bonding Limited (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: 24IP Law Group USA, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29747706 on 08/25/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A —

 

 

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