Dallas Invents: 82 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 11

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  ATT's automated equipment tracking for service technicians
•  Gemmy's wall lamp with lighting effect resembling peacock feather spreading
•  IBM's response collaboration among multiple artificial intelligence (AI) systems
•  Securus' virtual reality services within controlled-environment facility
•  State Farm's method for identifying locations with lifestyle preferences
•  Swirlds' distributed database that enables deletion of events
•  TI's power efficient LIDAR
•  Verizon's traffic monitoring systems and methods
and
•  an unassigned patent for a self-charging vehicle

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 1/11/22 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

82 patents granted    
Ranked No. 13 
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  4
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     9
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  2
G: PHYSICS        31
H: ELECTRICITY   25

DESIGN: 6


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     8
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)          5
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison)         4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)  4
ATT Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA)          2
Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)  2
Enseo LLC (Plano)           2
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) 2


TOP INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Thomas R. Miller (Plano) 2
Vanessa Ogle (Fairview)  2
Victor Kwak (Frisco)        2
Vrunjal Mehta (Frisco)    2
William C. Fang (Plano)   2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Cap with aperture
Patent No. 11219261 

Inventor(s): Deirdra M. Thomas (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Cramer Patent Design, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16547835 on 08/22/2019 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cap with an aperture at the top permits the hair of the wearer to protrude therethrough. Upon on side and back of the cap is a seam which permits the hat to be opened and secured about the head of the wearer. The seam on the side and back may be closed using a mating fastener.

[A42B] HATS; HEAD COVERINGS (headbands, head-scarves A41D 20/00, A41D 23/00)


Corneal topography system and method of operation
Patent No. 11219360 

Inventor(s): Vrunjal Mehta (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Intelligent Diagnostics, LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17394186 on 08/04/2021 (160 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)


Corneal topography system and methods
Patent No. 11219361 

Inventor(s): Vrunjal Mehta (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Intelligent Diagnostics LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17394574 on 08/05/2021 (159 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)


Methods and compositions for treating and preventing HIV
Patent No. 11219683 

Inventor(s): Anne-Laure Flamar (New York, NY), Gerard Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Sandra Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Yves Levy (Paris, , FR)
Assignee(s): ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS (Paris, , FR), BAYLOR RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Dallas, TX), INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANT ET DE LA RECHERCHE M[circumflex over (D)]DICALE (INSERM) (Paris, , FR), UNIVERSITE PARIS EST CRETEIL VAL DE MARNE (
Law Firm: WC IP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946390 on 06/19/2020 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided that can be used to vaccinate against and treat HIV. Specifically contemplated are vaccine compositions and methods of using these compositions treat HIV in patients. Aspects of the disclosure relate to an anti-CD40 antibody-HIV antigen fusion protein comprising (i) an anti-CD40 heavy chain (HCD40)-HIV antigen (Ag) fusion protein comprising the formula: HCD40-Ag, wherein Ag is a polypeptide with at least 80% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:1; and (ii) an anti-CD40 light chain (LCD40).

[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

Laminated switchable panel and methods for making and using
Patent No. 11220076 

Inventor(s): Jiansheng Wang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Scienstry, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14711882 on 05/14/2015 (2434 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and composition for switchable panels are disclosed. Switchable films are placed between glass and liquid resin is injected between the glass and cured. The panels may be used for a wide variety of applications.

[B29D] PRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE (making granules B29B 9/00; making preforms B29B 11/00) [4]


Self-charging vehicle
Patent No. 11220189 

Inventor(s): Joseph Hogan (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Stonebridge IP, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17225475 on 04/08/2021 (278 days app to issue)

Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a vehicle including a motor, a battery, two or more wheels, an air pump, a compressed air tank, a pneumatic motor connected to the air tank, an alternator/generator connected to the pneumatic motor, the alternator/generator connected to a vehicle battery, the battery connected to the vehicle motor. The air pump provides air to the air tank, pressurized air from the air tank operates the pneumatic motor, the pneumatic motor operates the alternator/generator, the alternator/generator provides power to the battery; and the battery provides power to the motor and/or to one or more electrical components associated with the vehicle.

[B60L] PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of electrical propulsion units or of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion in vehicles B60K 1/00, B60K 6/20; arrangements or mounting of electrical gearing in vehicles B60K 17/12, B60K 17/14; preventing wheel slip by reducing power in rail vehicles B61C 15/08; dynamo-electric machines H02K; control or regulation of electric motors H02P); SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (electric coupling devices combined with mechanical couplings of vehicles B60D 1/64; electric heating for vehicles B60H 1/00); ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL (control or regulation of electric motors H02P); MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES [4]


Systems and methods for mitigating trailer instability due to pressure differentials
Patent No. 11220255 

Inventor(s): Nicholas S. Sitarski (Ypsilanti, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Robert J. Crawford (Pinckney, 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: 16261841 on 01/30/2019 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving stability of a trailer being towed by a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes analyzing sensor data from a set of sensors associated with the vehicle to generate a pressure signature that characterizes lateral forces on the trailer resulting from a pressure differential between opposite sides of the trailer. The method includes, in response to determining the pressure signature satisfies criteria indicating an onset of instability in the trailer, generating a control signal based, at least in part, on the pressure signature that activates one or more vehicle systems to mitigate the instability in the trailer.

[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]


Vehicle structural member for improved lateral loading
Patent No. 11220296 

Inventor(s): Brian L. Tew (Ann Arbor, MI), Jeremiah T. Hammer (Ann Arbor, MI), John P. Kim (Ann Arbor, MI), Mark Clauser (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTHAMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571378 on 09/16/2019 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for improving lateral crash pushing and distributing crash energy within a vehicle. The apparatus comprises a first frame cross member extending laterally between a left hand frame rail and a right hand frame rail of a vehicle, and a second frame cross member, aft of the first frame cross member, extending laterally between the left hand frame rail and the right hand frame rail. The apparatus further comprises an outrigger projecting outward laterally from the first frame cross member and an impact member selected from the left hand frame rail or right hand frame rail; and a connection arm projecting diagonally from a distal end of the outrigger to a connection point on the second frame cross member, beneath the impact member, such that when an impact force travels longitudinally into the outrigger, the impact force is distributed to both the first frame cross member through the outrigger and the second frame cross member through the connection arm.

[B62D] MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (steering, or guiding on a desired track, of agricultural machines or implements A01B 69/00; wheels, castors, axles, increasing wheel adhesion B60B; vehicle tyres, tyre inflation or tyre changing B60C; connections between vehicles of a train or the like B60D; vehicles for use on rail and road, amphibious or convertible vehicles B60F; suspension arrangements B60G; heating, cooling, ventilating or other air treating devices B60H; windows, windscreens, non-fixed roofs, doors or similar devices, protective coverings for vehicles not in use B60J; propulsion plant arrangements, auxiliary drives, transmissions, controls, instrumentation or dashboards B60K; electric equipment or propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles B60L; power supply for electrically-propelled vehicles B60M; passenger accommodation not otherwise provided for B60N; adaptations for load transportation or to carry special loads or objects B60P; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q; vehicles, vehicle fittings or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for B60R; servicing, cleaning, repairing, supporting, lifting, or manoeuvring, not otherwise provided for B60S; brake arrangements, brake control systems or parts thereof B60T; air-cushion vehicles B60V; motorcycles, accessories therefor B62J, B62K; testing of vehicles G01M)


Ducted rotor stators
Patent No. 11220329 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266086 on 02/03/2019 (1073 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include providing an aircraft with a ducted rotor assembly. The ducted rotor assembly includes a housing having a duct, a rotor drive mechanism coupled to a rotor system, and a plurality of stators that both structurally support the rotor drive mechanism within the duct of the housing and carry a fluid through internal fluid passages in the plurality of stators to provide cooling to the rotor drive mechanism. Some of the stators carry fluid to the rotor drive mechanism, where the fluid absorbs heat from the rotor drive mechanism, and some of the stators carry fluid away from the rotor drive mechanism. The rotor system generates an airflow over the stators carrying fluid away from the rotor drive mechanism to effect transfer between the fluid and the airflow.

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


Bond fixture for composite splice cap assembly
Patent No. 11220331 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Eric Boyle (Haslet, TX), Sven Roy Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16387003 on 04/17/2019 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bond fixture for bonding a component includes a frame defining a chamber for receiving the component. A first pad and a second pad are mounted to the frame. At least one of the first pad and the second pad is movable relative to the frame to adjust a pressure applied to the component. A caul assembly is adapted to be disposed in thermal communication with the component. The caul assembly heats a localized portion of the component.

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


Aircraft restraint systems with unfixed default mode
Patent No. 11220341 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Sinusas (Euless, TX), Steve Loveland (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16896041 on 06/08/2020 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modal restraint system for an occupant of a seat of an aircraft having a mechanical failure sensor includes a strap feeder unit and a strap selectively retractable into and extendable from the strap feeder unit. The strap is positionable adjacent to the occupant. The strap feeder unit is adapted to switch between a plurality of modes including an unfixed mode and a fixed mode. The strap is extendable from and retractable into the strap feeder unit in the unfixed mode. The strap is substantially unextendable from the strap feeder unit in the fixed mode. The strap feeder unit is in the unfixed mode by default. The strap feeder unit is operable to switch to the fixed mode in response to a precautionary event including detection of an aircraft mechanical failure by the mechanical failure sensor, thereby reducing freedom of movement of the occupant relative to the seat.

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


Nondestructive inspection techniques for rotorcraft composites
Patent No. 11220355 

Inventor(s): Edward Hohman (Mansfield, TX), Jeffrey P. Nissen (Fort Worth, TX), Robert J. Barry (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16204995 on 11/29/2018 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: A field deployable infrared imaging (FDIR) system and method for inspecting a composite component comprises a hand-held long-wave IR camera to capture a thermal image of the composite component, wherein the camera has an adjustable temperature control that captures an image with a 10 degree working range, a frame capture rate of at least 1 second for a length of time of not less than 90 seconds; and a processor for post-processing the thermal image using a second order derivative algorithm wherein the post-processed thermal image shows the defect better than the captured infrared image, and detects the one or more defects in the composite component.

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


Methods for forming flow channels in metal inverse opal structures
Patent No. 11220426 

Inventor(s): Gaurav Singhal (Maharashtra, , IN), Julia Kohanek (Champaign, IL), Paul Braun (Champaign, IL), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, 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: 16776813 on 01/30/2020 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for forming a flow channel in a MIO structure includes positioning a plurality of sacrificial spheres along a base substrate, heating a region of the plurality of sacrificial spheres above a melting point of the plurality of sacrificial spheres, thereby fusing the plurality of sacrificial spheres together and forming a solid channel, electrodepositing material between the plurality of sacrificial spheres and around the solid channel, removing the plurality of sacrificial spheres to form the MIO structure, and removing the solid channel to form the flow channel extending through the MIO structure.

[B82B] NANOSTRUCTURES FORMED BY MANIPULATION OF INDIVIDUAL ATOMS, MOLECULES, OR LIMITED COLLECTIONS OF ATOMS OR MOLECULES AS DISCRETE UNITS; MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT THEREOF [7]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Closet collar apparatus and systems
Patent No. 11220813 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16902947 on 06/16/2020 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating the installation of a toilet over a closet collar for a drain pipe. According to various embodiments, a toilet seal assembly is positioned between the toilet and the closet collar, providing a seal between the toilet and the flange of the closet collar. The toilet seal assembly may include a flexible rubber seal and a compressible foam seal ring. The flexible rubber seal may include an annular wall, an upper ring that extends radially inward from the annular wall, and a lower ring that extends radially outward from the annular wall. The compressible foam seal ring may be disposed on the lower ring of the flexible rubber seal.

[E03D] WATER-CLOSETS OR URINALS WITH FLUSHING DEVICES; FLUSHING VALVES THEREFOR


Reinforcing assemblies having downwardly-extending working members on structurally reinforcing bars for concrete slabs or other structures
Patent No. 11220822 

Inventor(s): Richard P. Martter (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ConBar Systems LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847117 on 04/13/2020 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, a reinforcing assembly includes one or more longitudinally-extending bars having a first end a second end opposite the first end. The reinforcing assembly also includes multiple downwardly-extending working members each independently connected at a top of the working member to at least one of the one or more bars. The working members are oriented diagonally with respect to a longitudinal axis extending along the one or more bars.

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


Bracket for supporting attachment of the end of a railing member to a vertical member
Patent No. 11220824 

Inventor(s): John David Irick (Dallas, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16805183 on 02/28/2020 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railing bracket assembly includes a cup with a back wall, a bottom wall, a first side wall, and a second side configured to support an end of a railing member. The back wall defines a plurality of through holes and each side wall defines a through hole, each configured to receive a fastener. A cap is adapted to cover the cup, and it has a U-shape configured to expose the bottom wall of the cup. A portion of the first side wall of the cup proximate the bottom wall is configured to contact a first tab of the cap, and a portion of the second side wall of the cup proximate the bottom wall is configured to contact a second tab of the cap to secure the cap to the cup.

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


Aircraft having versatile door systems
Patent No. 11220852 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401475 on 05/02/2019 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: A versatile door system for an aircraft includes forward and aft door assemblies. The forward door assembly includes a forward hingeable door hingeably coupled to the airframe proximate a forward location of an aircraft opening and a forward slidable door slidably coupled to the forward hingeable door. The aft door assembly includes an aft hingeable door hingeably coupled to the airframe proximate an aft location of the aircraft opening and an aft slidable door slidably coupled to the aft hingeable door. In a closed configuration, the forward hingeable door, the forward slidable door, the aft hingeable door and the aft slidable door are securably disposed within the aircraft opening. In operation, the forward hingeable door, the forward slidable door, the aft hingeable door and the aft slidable door are individually operable to collectively provide access to a selectable width of the aircraft opening.

[E05D] HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS, OR WINGS (pivotal connections in general F16C 11/00)


Shaped charge with tri-radii liner for oilfield perforating
Patent No. 11220891 

Inventor(s): Brenden Michael Grove (Mansfield, TX), Jason Paul Metzger (Joshua, TX), Steve Shih-Hsiang Lin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuire Woods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16976713 on 06/21/2018 (1300 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are liners for a shaped charge and corresponding methods of use. An example liner comprises a generally conical shape having an apex, an open side, a liner wall comprising a thickness, and an axis extending through the center of the liner from the apex to the center of the open side. The liner comprises a liner height extending in a vertical plane from the center of the open side to the apex, a liner radius extending along a horizontal plane that is perpendicular to the axis at the open side of the liner and that extends from the axis to an outermost edge of the liner wall. The ratio of the liner height to the liner diameter is about 0.90 to about 1.10. The liner wall comprises an apex curvature, a first wall curvature, a second wall curvature, and a third wall curvature.

[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

 

Untwisted artificial muscle
Patent No. 11221001 

Inventor(s): Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16970539 on 02/15/2019 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: An actuator and method of manufacturing an actuator that includes a core fiber with polymers aligned along the length of the core fiber, and a wire that is wound around and fixed to the core fiber. The winding of the wire is engineered based on the torsional actuation. Upon heating the core fiber, the wire impedes radial expansion of the core fiber and converts the radial expansion into a torsional actuation.

[F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00)


Wall lamp with lighting effect resembling peacock feather spreading
Patent No. 11221134 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Birch, Stewart, Kolasch Birch, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16991622 on 08/12/2020 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wall lamp has a lamp housing having multiple decorative holes, a front decorative plate, an LED lighting assembly, and a rotating driver. The LED lighting assembly is disposed in the lamp housing and has multiple LED components. The rotating driver is mounted in the lamp housing and is connected to the LED lighting assembly. The LED lighting assembly driven by the rotating driver is rotated to change projecting positions of the LED components relative to the decorative holes of the lamp housing for generating a dynamic lighting effect that resembles peacock feather spreading and increasing dynamic variations of a decorative effect of the wall lamp.

[F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


 

P H Y S I C S

Fluid composition sensor device and method of using the same
Patent No. 11221288 

Inventor(s): Andy Walker Brown (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16748543 on 01/21/2020 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for detecting fluid particles and their characteristics. In various embodiments, a device for detecting fluid particles and their characteristics may comprise a lens free holographic microscope configured to collect fluid particles via inertial impaction. In various embodiments, the collection media may be replaceable within the apparatus. In various embodiments, the impactor nozzle may be selectively configured to avoid optical reflections and scattering from illumination light passing through the nozzle. Various embodiments are directed to a collection media assembly for receiving particles from a volume of fluid within a fluid composition sensor. A collection media assembly may comprise a collection media, an orifice, a seal engagement portion and a frame element configured to facilitate the serial use of a plurality of collection media assemblies within a fluid composition sensor.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


Intelligent road pothole detection
Patent No. 11221308 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Haugen (Saline, MI), Ryan M. Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16735246 on 01/06/2020 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a conductive material configured along a segment of a road, a signal generator electrically coupled to the conductive material, where the signal generator is configured to generate an electrical signal for transmission across the conductive material, and an electronic control unit communicatively coupled to the signal generator and the conductive material. The electronic control unit is configured to determine whether the electrical signal from the signal generator is propagating through the conductive material, and in response to determining that the electrical signal does not propagate through the conductive material, determine that a pothole is present at a location along the segment of the road comprising the conductive material.

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


Load bank assembly
Patent No. 11221376 

Inventor(s): Brian Kelleher (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): COMRENT INTERNATIONAL, LLC (Newburg, MD)
Law Firm: Laubscher Laubscher, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17130069 on 12/22/2020 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: A load bank for testing power sources includes a load resistor assembly having a plurality of resistors which can be switched between wye and delta configurations for testing a variety of voltages and power sources requiring various load applications. First and second power connections are connected with primary and redundant power sources and a relay alternately connects the first and second power connections with the load resistor assembly for alternately testing the primary and redundant power sources while maintaining the sources electrically isolated. A damper is arranged adjacent the load resistor assembly and is operable between an open position which permits cold air to be delivered to the load resistor assembly to cool the assembly when the load bank is operating and a closed position which prevents hot air from being recirculated when the load bank is not operating.

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


Two-dimensional FFT computation
Patent No. 11221397 

Inventor(s): Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Pankaj Gupta (Rajasthan, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376515 on 04/05/2019 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a hardware accelerator configured to perform a two-dimensional (2D) fast Fourier transform (FFT) on an MN element array. The hardware accelerator has log[subscript]2 [/subscript]MN pipeline stages including an initial group of log[subscript]2 [/subscript]M stages and a final group of log[subscript]2 [/subscript]N stages. Each stage includes a butterfly unit, a FIFO buffer coupled to the butterfly unit, and a multiplier coupled to the butterfly unit and to an associated twiddle factor table. The hardware accelerator also includes butterfly control logic to provide elements of the MN element array to the initial group of stages in an N direction of the array, and twiddle factor addressing logic to, for the twiddle factor tables of the initial group of stages, apply an indexed entry of the twiddle factor table to the associated multiplier. The indexed entry begins as a first entry and advances by N entries after every N cycles.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Power efficient LIDAR
Patent No. 11221411 

Inventor(s): Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Nirmal C. Warke (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638255 on 06/29/2017 (1657 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include an integrated circuit having an analog-to-digital converter operable to receive an input signal derived from a light signal and convert the input signal to a digital received signal, the analog-to-digital converter operable to receive the input signal during at least one window. The integrated circuit further has a receiver operable to receive the digital received signal, the receiver operable to determine a distance estimate of an object from which the light signal is reflected based on the digital received signal. In an example, the window locations are chosen to correspond to the locations of maximum slope in the signal.

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


Optical interconnect assemblies and associated systems for large-scale spine and leaf topologies
Patent No. 11221454 

Inventor(s): Antwan Joco”ques Works (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16869974 on 05/08/2020 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical interconnect module comprises a housing including a front-facing portion that includes a first face and a second face, wherein the first face of the front-facing portion is angled relative to the second face of the front-facing portion. The housing also includes a rear-facing portion opposing the front facing portion, the rear-facing portion including a first face and a second face, wherein the first face of the rear-facing portion is angled relative to the second face of the rear-facing portion. The housing further includes an internal chamber disposed between the front-facing portion and the rear-facing portion. A first plurality of multifiber connectors is disposed on the front-facing portion of the housing, and a first plurality of multifiber connectors disposed on the rear-facing portion of the housing. Each connector of the first plurality of multifiber connectors disposed on the front-facing portion is optically connected to each connector of the first plurality of multifiber connectors disposed on the rear-facing portion by at least a pair of optical fibers.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Fiber optic splitter modules and systems
Patent No. 11221455 

Inventor(s): Joseph C. Livingston (McKinney, TX), Manuel Veyna, Jr. (Grand Prairie, TX), Wade J. Womack (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Connectivity Solutions Direct LLC (Mentor, OH)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16932145 on 07/17/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one instance, a fiber distribution hub includes a fiber distribution cabinet and a fiber optic splitter module coupled to and disposed within the fiber distribution cabinet. The fiber optic splitter module has horizontal (perpendicular to gravity) top and bottom rails and vertically (parallel to gravity) mounted splitter assemblies. In some instances, the distribution ports are downwardly oriented to facilitate cable management. Cable management systems are also included. Other aspects are presented.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Portable camera support device for elevated photography and/or videography
Patent No. 11221544 

Inventor(s): Brian York (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Law Office of Patrick F. O”Reilly III, LLC (Local + 217 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16525009 on 07/29/2019 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable camera support device for elevated photography and videography is disclosed herein. The portable camera support device includes a base assembly, the base assembly including a plurality of collapsible legs extending downwardly from a central hub; a telescoping mast assembly adjustably coupled to the central hub of the base assembly, the telescoping mast assembly including a plurality of telescoping pole members; and a camera mount coupled to an upper end of the telescoping mast assembly, the camera mount configured to attach a camera to the upper end of the telescoping mast assembly. The portable camera support device is configured to provide an elevated vantage point for the camera from which to photograph and/or record a desired area.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Performance arena for robots with position location system
Patent No. 11221631 

Inventor(s): Mitch Randall (Longmont, CO), Robert H. Mimlitch, III (Greenville, TX)
Assignee(s): Innovation First, Inc. (Greenville, TX)
Law Firm: Much Shelist, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16856256 on 04/23/2020 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus to determine the position of an image sensor relative to a predetermined continuous pattern of colors and/or objects based on the images said patterns of colors and/or objects produces within the image sensor.

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


Static power reduction in caches using deterministic naps
Patent No. 11221665 

Inventor(s): Mehrdad Nourani (Plano, TX), Oluleye Olorode (Pflugerville, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16933407 on 07/20/2020 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a dNap architecture that accurately transitions cache lines to full power state before an access to them. This ensures that there are no additional delays due to waking up drowsy lines. Only cache lines that are determined by the DMC to be accessed in the immediate future are fully powered while others are put in drowsy mode. As a result, we are able to significantly reduce leakage power with no cache performance degradation and minimal hardware overhead, especially at higher associativities. Up to 92% static/Leakage power savings are accomplished with minimal hardware overhead and no performance tradeoff.

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


Monitoring processors operating in lockstep
Patent No. 11221901 

Inventor(s): Callum Stewart (Livingston, , GB), Gajinder Panesar (Bristol, , GB), Hanan Moller (Wotton-Under-Edge, , GB), Iain Robertson (Bedford, , GB), Melvin Cheah (Cambridge, , GB)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696812 on 11/26/2019 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) chip includes system circuitry having system memory, and a master processor and a checker processor configured to operate in lockstep; and monitoring circuitry comprising an internal lockstep monitor, a master tracer and a checker tracer. The internal lockstep monitor is configured to: observe states of internal signals of the master processor and the checker processor, compare corresponding observed states of the master processor and the checker processor, and if the corresponding observed states differ: trigger the master tracer to output stored master trace data recorded from the output of the master processor, and trigger the checker tracer to output stored checker trace data recorded from the output of the checker processor.

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


Systems and methods for universal system-to-system communication management and analysis
Patent No. 11221941 

Inventor(s): Tuan Dao (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16702311 on 12/03/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for universal system-to-system communication management and analysis are disclosed. According to one embodiment, in an analysis engine comprising at least one computer processor, a method for automating architecture design may include: (1) receiving, from an API database, static API information enriched with dynamic usage data; (2) generating a plurality of architecture designs based on the static API information enriched with the dynamic usage data and a plurality of rules, wherein an architect selects one of the plurality of architecture designs; (3) receiving feedback resulting from a simulation of the selected architecture; and (4) heuristically enhancing at least one of the plurality of rules based on the feedback.

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


Superimposing butterfly network controls for pattern combinations
Patent No. 11221982 

Inventor(s): Dheera Balasubramanian (Richardson, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Sureshkumar Govindaraj (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16545196 on 08/20/2019 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multilayer butterfly network is shown that is operable to transform and align a plurality of fields from an input to an output data stream. Many transformations are possible with such a network which may include separate control of each multiplexer. This invention supports a limited set of multiplexer control signals, which enables a similarly limited set of data transformations. This limited capability is offset by the reduced complexity of the multiplexor control circuits. This invention used precalculated inputs and simple combinatorial logic to generate control signals for the butterfly network. Controls are independent for each layer and therefore are dependent only on the input and output patterns. Controls for the layers can be calculated in parallel.

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


Methods and apparatus for a distributed database that enables deletion of events
Patent No. 11222006 

Inventor(s): Leemon C. Baird, III (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Swirlds, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15846402 on 12/19/2017 (1484 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory associated with an instance of a distributed database at a compute device configured to be included within a first group of compute devices. The apparatus is configured to determine an order for each event from the set of events based on different configurations of an event consensus protocol. The different configurations are logically related to different configurations of compute devices that implement the distributed database. The apparatus is configured to determine a current state of the instance of the distributed database based on the order determined for each event from the set of events and generate a signed state associated with the instance of the distributed database based on a hash value associated with the current state. The apparatus sends a signal to post into the instance of the distributed database an event that includes a transaction indicative of the signed state.

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


System and method for identifying locations with lifestyle preferences
Patent No. 11222049 

Inventor(s): Anthony Todd Frazier (Wylie, TX), Bart Paul Pousson (Wylie, TX), Charles Allen Stokes (Richardson, TX), Connor Lirot (Plano, TX), Courtney Gerard Smith (McKinney, TX), James Joseph Mellinger (Allen, TX), Thomas Clausing (
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823109 on 03/18/2020 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system provide areas with lifestyle preferences selected by a user. Generally, a computing device receives a selection of one or more lifestyle preferences from the user. In response to the selected lifestyle preferences, a visual display of one or more areas of a geographic map that includes one or more of the lifestyle preferences that favorably compare to the lifestyle preferences of the user is presented to the user via a user interface of the computing device. Additionally, the user may submit a review of the lifestyle preferences available in a particular location.

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


Graph database management system and method for a distributed computing environment
Patent No. 11222072 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Bourne (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14802733 on 07/17/2015 (2370 days app to issue)

Abstract: A graph database management system includes a computing system in communication with a distributed computing environment comprising a plurality of elements and a database that stores element records associated with corresponding elements of the distributed computing environment. The computing system generates a graph database having a plurality of vertices representing the element records of the distributed computing environment and at least one edge representing a specified relationship between at least one pair of the element records. Thereafter, the computing system may receive a request to view the vertices associated with the at least one pair of element records and their associated edge, and facilitate the display of the vertices and their associated edge on a display in response to the request.

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


Portrait image evaluation based on aesthetics
Patent No. 11222208 

Inventor(s): Fan Zhang (Sammamish, WA), Hongyu Sun (Sammamish, WA), Wei Su (Remond, WA), Xiaoxing Zhu (Bellevue, WA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16131681 on 09/14/2018 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by computing device, the method comprising determining, by the computing device, a plurality of attributes each respectively describing a region of interest corresponding to a body part of a person displayed in an image, determining, by the computing device, a respective score for each of the plurality of attributes, and computing, by the computing device, an aggregate score based on the respective scores of the plurality of attributes.

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


Systems and methods for feature extraction and artificial decision explainability
Patent No. 11222245 

Inventor(s): Christopher Harris (Dallas, TX), Christopher M. Pilcher (Dallas, TX), John R. Goulding (McKinney, TX), William D. Weaver (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887508 on 05/29/2020 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic target recognizer system including: a database that stores target recognition data including multiple reference features associated with each of multiple reference targets; a pre-selector that selects a portion of the target recognition data based on a reference gating feature of the multiple reference features; a preprocessor that processes an image received from an image acquisition system which is associated with an acquired target and determines an acquired gating feature of the acquired target; a feature extractor and processor that discriminates the acquired gating feature with the reference gating feature and, if there is a match, extracts multiple segments of the image and detects the presence, absence, probability or likelihood of one of multiple features of each of the multiple reference targets; a classifier that generates a classification decision report based on a determined classification of the acquired target; and a user interface that displays the classification decision report.

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


Response collaboration among multiple artificial intelligence (AI) systems
Patent No. 11222276 

Inventor(s): Kulvir Singh Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422457 on 05/24/2019 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for collaborating among multiple electronically communicating AI (Artificial Intelligence) devices for responding to a request includes detecting and identifying devices that are each communicable with a user and electronically communicating and interacting with their respective AI systems. An answer is generated, in response to receiving a request or an instruction by a user at a device of the identified devices, where the answer resulting from collaboration of the identified devices and their respective AI systems. A responding device is determined from the identified devices based on criteria, and a threshold for selecting the responding device. The threshold includes rating, in an order of importance, responding device scenarios for delivering the answer. One of the identified devices is selected to deliver the answer based on the criteria which includes meeting the threshold.

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


Data linkage across multiple participants
Patent No. 11222292 

Inventor(s): Igor Anatolyevich Naumov (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16789410 on 02/12/2020 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of determining, by a supply-chain node, a plurality of assets of the supply-chain node, generating, by the supply-chain node, key-value pairs for each asset of the plurality of the assets, forming, by the supply-chain node, asset matching rules for matching the plurality of the assets of the supply chain node to assets from another supply-chain node, and creating a plurality of aliases for the plurality of assets of the supply-chain node based on the key-value pairs and the matching rules.

[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]


Integrated roofing accessories for unmanned vehicle navigation and methods and systems including the same
Patent No. 11222300 

Inventor(s): Rich Robinson (Round Rock, TX), Xavier Riley (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): BMIC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17099364 on 11/16/2020 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides systems and methods enabling unmanned vehicle navigation and delivery including an integrated roofing accessory integrated into a roof, the integrated roofing accessory including at least one antenna and a computing module in communication with the at least one antenna, where the computing module, when software is executed, is configured to transmit, via the at least one antenna: electronic operating instructions to at least one unmanned vehicle, and network messages related to the at least one unmanned vehicle to at least one additional integrated roofing accessory. A landing member is on the roof and the electronic operating instructions comprise: at least one landing instruction configured to cause the at least one unmanned vehicle to land on the landing member, and at least one take-off instruction configured to cause the at least one unmanned vehicle to take off from the landing member.

[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]


Automated equipment tracking for service technicians
Patent No. 11222308 

Inventor(s): Donald Willis (Arlington, TX), Jesse Taylor (Dallas, TX), Satish Janardan (Plano, TX), Saurav Patel (Frisco, TX), Stephen Alexander Roberts, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), Interwise Ltd. (Airport City, , IL)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16712649 on 12/12/2019 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to automated tool tracking for service technicians. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a tool tracking system can collect tool data from a vehicle system of a vehicle. The tool data can be associated with a tool that is to be utilized by a service technician to provide, at least in part, a service at a customer location. The tool tracking system can store the tool data in a data store. The tool tracking system can map the tool data to the vehicle and can determine when the tool is no longer mapped to the vehicle. This can be indicative of the tool having been left, for example, at the customer location. The tool tracking system can create an alert to inform the service technician and/or another entity that the tool is no longer mapped to the vehicle.

[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]


Virtual reality services within controlled-environment facility
Patent No. 11222473 

Inventor(s): Alice J. Clements (Coppell, TX), Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX), Scott Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16793107 on 02/18/2020 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for regulating the use of virtual reality environments provided to residents of controlled-environment facilities. In response to a request for virtual reality programs from an inmate, the privilege status of the inmate is used to determine the available virtual environments in which the inmate may participate. The participation of the inmate within a virtual reality session may be restricted based on the privilege status of the inmate. Any limitations on an inmate”s participation within an approved virtual environment may be enforced by restricting the behavior of an avatar representing the inmate within the virtual environment. The privilege status of inmates may be used to enforce restrictions that prohibit contact between certain inmates or certain classifications of inmates. The participation of inmates may be restricted and terminated based on a measured physiological responses to the inmate”s participation in a virtual environment.

[G09G] ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION (arrangements for transferring data between digital computers and displays G06F 3/14; static indicating arrangements comprising an association of a number of separate sources or light control cells G09F 9/00; static indicating arrangements comprising integral associations of a number of light sources H01J, H01K, H01L, H05B 33/12; scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, details thereof H04N 1/00) [5]


Devices, systems, and methods for monitoring controlled spaces for transitory uses
Patent No. 11222522 

Inventor(s): John Knowles (Haslet, TX), Mark A. Cieri (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): TeamOfDefenders LLC (Crossroads, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16742839 on 01/14/2020 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention includes electronic monitoring-device for monitoring controlled spaces, as well as systems and methods for such monitoring. The monitoring-devices may be battery powered devices, with various sensors and capable of wireless communications. Installation of the monitoring-device may not require any wiring. These monitoring-devices may be installed at a given controlled space to monitor that given controlled space and to electronically communicate occurrences of that given controlled space to various interested stakeholders, such as, but not limited to, a tenant of the given controlled space, facility operators of the given controlled space, the provider of the electronic monitoring-device, and/or third-parties (e.g., insurance companies, first responders, and/or law enforcement). The monitoring-device may provide details, information, alerts, reminders, notices, notifications, alarms, and/or the like to various authorized stakeholders of the occurrences within that given controlled space. One example of a controlled space is a self-storage unit.

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


Traffic monitoring systems and methods
Patent No. 11222528 

Inventor(s): Donald H. Relyea (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447430 on 06/20/2019 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an exemplary method, a traffic monitoring subsystem receives mobile device attribute data from a plurality of mobile devices over a network, selectively aggregates the mobile device attribute data, the selectively aggregating including identifying anomalous data in the mobile device attribute data and excluding the anomalous data from the aggregated mobile device attribute data, and generating traffic condition data based at least in part on the aggregated mobile device attribute data, the traffic condition data representative of a traffic condition. In certain examples, the traffic monitoring system provides the traffic condition data to at least one of the mobile devices.

[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]


Machine learning based product solution recommendation
Patent No. 11222628 

Inventor(s): Girish Channakeshava Mallenahally (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Paradice and Li LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16676049 on 11/06/2019 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure describe improving identification of product solutions. An example method includes transcribing in real-time a conversation between a user and an agent into a speech text, processing digital data of the speech text associated with a topic, including parsing the speech text into one or more words and determining collocation information among the one or more words in the speech text. The method also includes providing the one or more words and the collocation information as a first input set to a machine learning engine configured to recommend one or more product solutions from a library of product solutions, generating a recommendation of one or more product solutions for a user based on recommendation parameters for the library of product solutions, and providing the recommendation.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


MRAM cross-point memory with reversed MRAM element vertical orientation
Patent No. 11222678 

Inventor(s): James O”Toole (Boise, ID), Nathan Franklin (Belmont, CA), Thomas Trent (Tucson, AZ), Ward Parkinson (Boise, ID)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17061836 on 10/02/2020 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a memory array with a cross-point structure, at each cross-point junction a programmable resistive memory element, such as an MRAM device, is connected in series with a threshold switching selector, such as an ovonic threshold switch. In a two-layer cross-point structure with such memory cells, the MRAM devices in one layer are inverted relative to the MRAM devices in the other layer. This can allow for the transient voltage spike placed across the MRAM device when the threshold switching selector first turns on in a sensing operation to dissipate more rapidly, reducing the risk of changing a stored data state before it can be sensed.

[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)


Multi-phase clock division
Patent No. 11222689 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17136760 on 12/29/2020 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods include receiving write command at a command interface of the semiconductor device to write data to memory. An external data strobe is received at a data strobe pin of the semiconductor device. The received external data strobe is divided into multiple phases using phase division circuitry to divide the data strobe into multiple phases to be used in writing the data to the memory.

[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)


Reference current generator control scheme for sense amplifier in NAND design
Patent No. 11222694 

Inventor(s): Arka Ganguly (Scotts Valley, CA), Chia-Kai Chou (Newark, CA), Kou Tei (San Jose, CA), Ohwon Kwon (Milpitas, CA), Sirisha Bhamidipati (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16985837 on 08/05/2020 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device is disclosed herein. The storage device, comprises: a non-volatile memory including control circuitry and an array of memory cells formed using a set of word lines and a set of bit lines; and a reference current generator circuit configured to receive an input voltage from a voltage supply and generate therefrom a plurality of outputs, each output of the plurality of outputs used to generate one or more bias voltages/currents for one or more control signals. The control circuitry is configured to: receive a refresh read operation command; and adapt operation of the reference current generator circuit based on receiving the refresh read operation command. This proposal is also applicable for other test modes, such as SA stress, soft and preprogram, and SA test modes.

[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)


Three-dimensional memory device with logic signal routing through a memory die and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11222881 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16900486 on 06/12/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a memory die containing memory elements, a support die containing peripheral devices and bonded to the memory die, and an electrically conductive path between two of the peripheral devices which extends at least partially through the memory die. The electrically conductive path is electrically isolated from the memory elements.

[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)


Three-dimensional memory device containing inter-select-gate electrodes and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11222954 

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (Hiratsuka, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16828129 on 03/24/2020 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of word-line-isolation insulating layers and word-line-level electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, a plurality of drain-select-level electrodes that are laterally spaced apart from each other overlying the alternating stack, memory stack structures containing a respective vertical semiconductor channel laterally surrounded by a respective memory film and vertically extending through the alternating stack and the plurality of drain-select-level electrodes, inter-select-gate electrodes located between a respective neighboring pair of the drain-select-level electrodes, and inter-select-gate dielectrics located between each of the inter-select-gate electrodes and a neighboring one of the drain-select-level electrodes. The inter-select-gate electrodes are not electrically connected to the drain-select-level electrodes.

[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)


 

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Identifying a specific object in a two-dimensional image of objects
Patent No. 11222215 

Inventor(s): Kyungtae Han (Palo Alto, CA), Prashant Tiwari (Santa Clara, CA), Yongkang Liu (Plano, TX), Zhenyu Shou (Sunnyvale, CA), Ziran Wang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16927467 on 07/13/2020 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: An object detection system can identify a specific object in a two-dimensional image. A processor can receive the two-dimensional image with bounding boxes around objects. The processor can cause a point to appear in the two-dimensional image. The point can represent a position, in three-dimensional space, of the specific object. The processor can determine an existence of a condition. The condition can be that the point is enclosed by a plurality of bounding boxes. The processor can receive, in response to the existence of the condition, a depth image. The processor can determine, in response to the existence of the condition and based on information included in the depth image and a location of the point in the two-dimensional image, a specific bounding box that encloses the point. The processor can cause, based on a location of the specific bounding box, an indication of the specific object to be presented.

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


Stacked capacitor
Patent No. 11222841 

Inventor(s): Guruvayurappan S. Mathur (Plano, TX), John K. Arch (Richardson, TX), Paul Stulik (Tuscon, AZ), Poornika Fernandes (Murphy, TX), Ye Shao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16561593 on 09/05/2019 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a substrate and a first capacitor on the substrate. The first capacitor has a first width. A first dielectric layer is provided on a side of the first capacitor opposite the substrate. Further, a second capacitor is present on a side of the first dielectric layer opposite the first capacitor. The second capacitor has a second width that is smaller than the first width. The IC also has a second dielectric layer and a first metal layer. The second dielectric layer is on a side of the second capacitor opposite the first dielectric layer. The first metal layer is on a side of the second dielectric layer opposite the second capacitor.

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


High voltage isolation structure and method
Patent No. 11222945 

Inventor(s): Kannan Soundarapandian (Southlake, TX), Thomas Dyer Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857778 on 12/29/2017 (1474 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a microelectronic device with a high voltage capacitor that includes a high voltage node, a low voltage node, a first dielectric disposed between the low voltage node and the high voltage node, a first conductive plate disposed between the first dielectric and the high voltage node, and a second dielectric disposed between the first conductive plate and the high voltage node.

[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]


Semiconductor device with an integrated deep trench capacitor having high capacitance density and low equivalent series resistance
Patent No. 11222986 

Inventor(s): Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Django Trombley (Dallas, TX), Yanbiao Pan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16939823 on 07/27/2020 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an integrated trench capacitor in a substrate, with a field oxide layer on the substrate. The trench capacitor includes trenches extending into semiconductor material of the substrate, and a capacitor dielectric in the trenches on the semiconductor material. The trench capacitor further includes an electrically conductive trench-fill material on the capacitor dielectric. A portion of the capacitor dielectric extends into the field oxide layer, between a first segment of the field oxide layer over the trench-fill material and a second segment of the field oxide layer over the semiconductor material. The integrated trench capacitor has a trench contact to the trench-fill material in each of the trenches, and substrate contacts to the semiconductor material around the trenches, with no substrate contacts between the trenches.

[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]


Contactless charging apparatus and method for contactless charging
Patent No. 11223222 

Inventor(s): Damijan Miljavec (Ljubljana, , SI), Laslo Olah (Richardson, TX), Mario Vukotic (Ljubljana, , SI), Selma Corovic (Ljubljana, , SI)
Assignee(s): Texas Institute of Science, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16986736 on 08/06/2020 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A contactless charging apparatus and method for contactless charging are disclosed. In one embodiment of the contactless charging apparatus, a primary electromagnetic structure and a secondary electromagnetic structure are disposed in an opposing relationship with primary concentric cores of the primary electromagnetic structure facing secondary concentric cores of the secondary electromagnetic structure with a non-magnetic gap therebetween. Coils may be positioned in the annular spaces between the primary and the secondary concentric cores. A non-resonance circuit is formed between the primary electromagnetic structure and the secondary electromagnetic structure to provide a contactless electrical energy transmission from the primary electromagnetic structure to the secondary electromagnetic structure with the use of a time-varying electromagnetic field.

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


Covert smart solar power system and method of use
Patent No. 11223226 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Stimek (Fort Worth, TX), Donald W. Murray (Santo, TX), Eduardo M. Hinojosa (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): WilliamsRDM, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17031648 on 09/24/2020 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A covert smart solar power system for use with a covert data collection device, the covert smart solar power system having a power storage device, a power source coupled to the power storage device, and a power transmission interface configured to couple the covert data collection device to at least one of the power storage device and the power source. The power source includes a natural object enclosure, a power generation apparatus embedded in the natural object enclosure, and a failure mitigation aspect coupled to the power generation apparatus.

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


Gate drive adapter
Patent No. 11223271 

Inventor(s): Ingolf Frank (Freising, , DE), Xun Gong (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16811047 on 03/06/2020 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate drive adapter circuit includes an input circuit, an output circuit, and a charge pump circuit. The input circuit is configured to receive pulses suitable for controlling a silicon power transistor. The output circuit is coupled to the input circuit. The output circuit is configured to translate the pulses to voltages suitable for controlling a silicon-carbide power transistor. The charge pump circuit is coupled to the input circuit and to the output circuit. The charge pump circuit is configured to generate a negative voltage. The output circuit is configured to apply the negative voltage to translate the pulses.

[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]


Low noise signal chain architecture
Patent No. 11223384 

Inventor(s): Michael James Mouser (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western, LLP. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16933988 on 07/20/2020 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a low-noise signal chain is disclosed. The low-noise signal chain can include a signal path configured to carry a signal. The low-noise signal chain can include a bypassable amplifier communicatively coupled to the signal path. The low-noise signal chain can include a switchable band pass filter communicatively coupled to the signal path. The low-noise signal chain can include an amplifier bypass path communicatively coupled to the signal path. The signal can be configured to be directed to the amplifier bypass path to bypass the bypassable amplifier. The low-noise signal chain can include a band pass filter bypass path communicatively coupled to the signal path. The signal can be configured to be directed to the band pass filter bypass path to bypass the switchable band pass filter.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Small cell base station antennas suitable for strand mounting and related system architectures
Patent No. 11223387 

Inventor(s): Michael R. Wolfe (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16765254 on 12/05/2018 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: A small cell base station antenna includes a first backplane, a first linear array of radiating elements extending forwardly from the first backplane, a second backplane that is opposite the first backplane and a second linear array of radiating elements extending forwardly from the second backplane. The first backplane is inclined at a first oblique angle with respect to a vertical axis and the second backplane is inclined at a second oblique angle with respect to the vertical axis.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Repeater with low power mode for mobile operations
Patent No. 11223415 

Inventor(s): Dale Robert Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western, LLP. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882265 on 05/22/2020 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a mobile repeater operable to operate in a low power mode is disclosed. The repeater can comprise of detecting an uplink signal from one or more mobile devices for a selected period of time. The repeater can comprise of setting the mobile repeater to the low power mode when the uplink signal is not detected within the selected period of time to reduce a power draw. Wherein setting the mobile repeater to the low power mode comprises turning off one or more signal chain components in one or more signal chains including at least one power amplifier (PA) to reduce a power draw of the mobile repeater. Wherein the one or more signal chain components further comprises a low noise amplifier (LNA); a gain block; or a variable attenuator.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Providing and using a distributed forwarding service
Patent No. 11223576 

Inventor(s): Gregory O. Harp (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16881190 on 05/22/2020 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and using a distributed forwarding service. A service request can be received at a computing device and can relate to a distributed forwarding service. The computing device can configure the distributed forwarding service by determining a number of nodes that are to provide the distributed forwarding service and configuring a shared control function to control the nodes. The computing device can trigger instantiation of the distributed forwarding service. Instantiation of the distributed forwarding service can include dedicating a shared incoming switch for the distributed forwarding service, dedicating a shared outgoing switch for the distributed forwarding service, instantiating the nodes, and instantiating the shared control function. The distributed forwarding service can include the shared incoming switch, the shared control function, the nodes, and the shared outgoing switch.

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


Switch network architecture
Patent No. 11223577 

Inventor(s): Guodong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16819421 on 03/16/2020 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment describes a network system. The system includes a primary enclosure including a network switch system that includes a plurality of physical interface ports. A first one of the plurality of physical interface ports is to communicatively couple to a network. The system further includes a sub-enclosure comprising a network interface card (NIC) to which a computer system is communicatively coupled and a downlink extension module (DEM) that is communicatively coupled with the NIC and a second one of the plurality of physical interface ports of the network switch system to provide network connectivity of the computer system to the network via the network switch system.

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


System and method for using a container logic structure to control computing operations
Patent No. 11223672 

Inventor(s): Leonardo E. Reiter (Carrollton, TX), Robert L. Sherrard (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): AGARIK SAS (Saint-Ouen, , FR)
Law Firm: Arc IP Law, PC (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401708 on 05/02/2019 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for creating and executing containerized applications in cloud computing are disclosed. For example, one method involves identifying a command. Such a command indicates an application to be executed by a compute node. The method also involves generating a job for transmission to the compute node. The job indicates a container. The compute node, upon receipt of the job, is configured to create an environment for such a container, execute the application within the container, and generate results of the execution of the application.

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


System and method for utilizing customer data in a communication system
Patent No. 11223720 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Lyman (Culver City, CA)
Assignee(s): Fonality, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17093430 on 11/09/2020 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for utilizing customer data in a communication system are provided. In exemplary embodiments, customer records at a customer data warehousing system are accessed. Customer data from the customer records are extracted and associated with a customer identifier. The customer data is then stored to an indexed database, the extracted customer data being indexed according to the identifier. When an incoming communication is received, the communication system will determine a communication identifier of the incoming communication. A lookup and matching process is then performed using the communication identifier in the indexed customer information database. If a matching customer identifier is found, associated customer data may be retrieved and used to provide enhanced communication system services including communication routing and customer data alerts.

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


Call center data transfer system
Patent No. 11223726 

Inventor(s): Hollie Ilene King (Frisco, TX), Nicholas C. Wheeler (The Colony, TX), Rachel Elizabeth Csabi (Frisco, TX), Samantha Elizabeth Taylor (Frisco, TX), Victor Kwak (Frisco, TX), Yogen Rai (Plano, TX), Zachery C. Lake (Aubrey,
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17031113 on 09/24/2020 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A call center data transfer system includes one or more processors that are configured to receive call data related to information provided by a caller during a first portion of a call with a first customer service representative. The one or more processors are also configured to assign an identifier to the call in response to receipt of an indication that the call should be transferred from the first customer service representative, associate the identifier with the call data in one or more databases, receive the identifier as an input during a second portion of the call with a second customer service representative, and use the identifier to retrieve the call data from the one or more databases. The one or more processors are further configured to display the call data via a display for visualization by the second customer service representative.

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


Set-top box with self-monitoring and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11223823 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17061621 on 10/02/2020 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with self-monitoring and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, a housing secures a television input, a television output, a processor, memory, and storage therein, which are communicatively interconnected by a busing architecture. The memory is accessible to the processor, and the memory includes processor-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to detect when the television is not being utilized. Responsive thereto, the instructions cause the processor to scan channels received from the television input and generate a composite TV screen image data that may be resolved to a single TV screen image made from an assemblage of TV screen image captures corresponding to the scanned channels.

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


Set-top box with enhanced functionality and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11223872 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17036934 on 09/29/2020 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced functionality and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box system, first and second set-top boxes each include a housing securing a television input, a television output, a processor, a wireless transceiver, memory, and storage communicatively interconnected by a busing architecture. Each of the set-top boxes is connected to a display, such as a television. A syndication profile associated with the set-top boxes enables a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device to control both displays via each of the set-top boxes.

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


Unsecured object detection and alert
Patent No. 11223928 

Inventor(s): Emily S Lerner (Brighton, MI), Ryan M Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17071768 on 10/15/2020 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A change in state is identified of cargo that, at least for a time period, is carried by a vehicle. Spatiotemporal data indicative of a time and a place at which the change in state of the cargo occurs are assembled. The spatiotemporal data are recorded in a distributed electronic ledger. An occupant of the vehicle is alerted of the change in state of the cargo.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Environmental conditions monitoring system
Patent No. 11223939 

Inventor(s): Christopher Russell (The Colony, TX), Nolan Serrao (Plano, TX), Ryan Thomas Russell (The Colony, TX), Victor Kwak (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16943616 on 07/30/2020 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A conditions monitoring system may include a system controller. The controller may include a device processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium. The computer readable medium may include instructions executable by the device processor to perform the following steps: receiving positional data from a wearable device of a wearer; receiving physical data regarding the wearer from the wearable device; making a determination of a possible dangerous condition based on the data received from the wearable device; and providing instructions to the wearable device for the wearer to follow to avoid danger related to the dangerous condition.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network planning tool for forecasting in telecommunications networks
Patent No. 11223960 

Inventor(s): Dennis Jarret Guill, Jr. (Richardson, TX), Phillip Kent Prince (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15931567 on 05/13/2020 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for forecasting a coverage area of a candidate site in an anchor network. The method can include obtaining cell site information of anchor networks and of the candidate site (e.g., a donor site of a donor network), simulating a spatial layout of the anchor sites in a virtual network, and estimating a coverage area of the candidate site in the virtual network. The estimated coverage area of the candidate site forms a polygon-shaped coverage area in the spatial layout of the virtual network. The method can further include modifying the polygon-shaped coverage area of the candidate site relative to an intersection with a coverage area of a neighboring site, pruning the modified coverage area of any portion that exceeds a predefined coverage radius, and causing an output including the pruned coverage area of the candidate site as an indication of the forecast coverage area.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless local area network data transmission method and apparatus
Patent No. 11223973 

Inventor(s): Phillip Barber (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17002495 on 08/25/2020 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention discloses a wireless local area network data transmission method and apparatus, which are used for improving data transmission efficiency. The method includes: generating, by an access point (AP), a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) of a wireless local area network, wherein the PPDU comprises a Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) header domain and a data domain, wherein the PLCP header domain comprises a preamble and a control domain, and the control domain carries duration information, wherein the duration information is used for network allocation vector (NAV) setting and protecting transmission of subsequent one or more PPDUs after the generated PPDU in a transmission opportunity (TXOP), and a duration indicated by the duration information includes transmission time of the subsequent one or more PPDUs after the generated PPDU in the TXOP; and sending, by the AP, the generated PPDU.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Partial spectrum evacuation in citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) networks
Patent No. 11224044 

Inventor(s): Navin Hathiramani (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Technologies Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16949798 on 11/13/2020 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various techniques are provided for spectrum allocation. A method can include receiving a message including a first maximum power setting, a second maximum power setting, and a spatial range associated with the second maximum power setting, transmitting at least one first beam within the first maximum power in a spatial range excluding the spatial range associated with the second maximum power setting, and transmitting at least one second beam within the second maximum power in the spatial range associated with the second maximum power setting.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for dynamic uplink grant policy based on medium access control (”MAC”) protocol data unit (”PDU”) padding
Patent No. 11224055 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Daniel Bahta (Dallas, TX), Scott Clapp (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16832237 on 03/27/2020 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for maintaining and implementing a dynamic uplink grant policy for a User Equipment (”UE”) connected to a base station of a radio access network (”RAN”) of a wireless telecommunications network. The dynamic uplink grant policy may be based on historical utilization of radio frequency (”RF”) resources granted to the UE, which may be based on a historical amount of padding (e.g., versus user plane data) included in uplink transmissions from the UE to one or more base stations associated with the wireless telecommunications network. The dynamic uplink grant policy may indicate an amount by which resource grants for a UE should be reduced, compared to an amount of resources requested by the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network initiated UPF sessions transfer
Patent No. 11224093 

Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16538187 on 08/12/2019 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A SMF receives from a first UPF, first message(s) indicating a status of the first UPF. The SMF determines, based on the status, to transfer sessions for a group of wireless devices from the first UPF to a second UPF. The SMF sends to the second UPF, a second message indicating an establishment request of sessions for the group of wireless devices. The second message comprises session identifiers of the sessions. The SMF receives from the second UPF, a third message indicating a result of the establishment request. The SMF sends to the first UPF, based on the result, a fourth message indicating release of session(s) of the sessions. The fourth message comprises session identifier(s) of the session(s).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Testing methods and apparatuses using simulated servers
Patent No. 11224144 

Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano, TX), John David Enright (Plano, TX), Taylor Monnig (Plano, TX), William Hadala (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17370237 on 07/08/2021 (187 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application pertains to testing methods and apparatus useful in two-phase liquid immersion cooling systems. Such systems cool heat generating computer components which cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. The dielectric vapor is then condensed back into a liquid phase and used to cool the computer components. Using the testing methods and apparatuses herein one may design and test more efficient components and systems. More specifically, the one or more heating elements are both passive and intelligent. They may be used to mimic the power load of a server which is used in the load testing of two phase liquid immersion cooling so actual servers are not required to test various aspects of the two phase liquid immersion cooling units.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


DESIGN PATENTS

Double stack multiport for making optical connections
Patent No. D940662 

Inventor(s): Cameron Meyer (Lewisville, TX), Monique Lise Cote (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29714413 on 11/22/2019 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Web swing
Patent No. D940809 

Inventor(s): John Blackrock (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AARJAY PRODUCTS, LLC (Springfield, VA)
Law Firm: Widerman Malek, PL (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29740200 on 07/01/2020 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Allograft insertion device
Patent No. D940865 

Inventor(s): Panayiotis S. Shiakolas (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, the University ofTexas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29574341 on 08/15/2016 (1975 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tibial tray with modular post
Patent No. D940866 

Inventor(s): Dane K Wukich (Dallas, TX), Senthil Nathan Sambandam (Southlake, TX), Varatharaj Mounasamy (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748513 on 08/29/2020 (500 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet feeder
Patent No. D940966 

Inventor(s): Thomas B. Murphy (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): DEXAS INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29747371 on 08/21/2020 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Litter device
Patent No. D940970 

Inventor(s): Michael Harper (Fort Worth, TX), Ryan Paxson (Elk Rapids, MI)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725455 on 02/25/2020 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A —

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