Dallas Invents: 84 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 7

Patents secured include Omnitrac's vehicle parking system, Apple's invention to solve communication disruption problems, and SMU's integrated circuits to protect hidden content.

Patents were assigned to Apple Inc., Mary Kay, San Disk, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Omnitracs

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Nov. 7, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

84 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

1. SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 12
2. Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 6
3. Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas) 5
4. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2
5. Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 2
6. Mary Kay Inc. (Addison) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Daoshen Chen (Allen) 2
Dianbo Fu (Plano) 2
Heping Dai (Plano) 2
Liming Ye (Frisco) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

189 days
System and method for memory integrated circuit chip write abort indication, Patent No. 9812209
SanDisk Technologies LLC, Plano

4,136 days
Method and system for service portability across disjoint wireless networks, Patent No. 9814086
Cisco Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Inventors, Alaji S. Holur (Plano), Kenneth W. Davidson (Plano) 


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Chewable composition
Patent No. 9808010 

Inventor(s): Dan Coleman (Wentzville, MO), Steve Standley (Hazelwood, MO)
Assignee(s): VIRBAC CORPORATION (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels Adrian, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14791996 on 07/06/2015 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chewable composition, comprising at least one pharmaceutically active ingredient component; solid components including at least one flavor, and at least one disintegrant including at least one non-starch disintegrant; flowable components including a flowable oil, and at least one wetting agent other than water.

[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)


External fixator ring
Patent No. 9808289 

Inventor(s): Alexander M. Cherkashin (Flower Mound, TX), John D. Ross (Ovilla, TX), John G. Birch (Dallas, TX), Mikhail L. Samchukov (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15082704 on 03/28/2016 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes an external fixator ring that includes a central opening, inner and outer ring surfaces and upper and lower ring surfaces. In some embodiments, one or more apertures are defined in the inner or outer surface for receiving securing devices. The apertures in the inner or outer surface are adapted to provide rigid attachment for connection struts while allowing for a range of motion between the interconnected rings. In some other embodiments, the external fixator ring further comprises angled flanges extending radially from the inner or outer surface. The angle flanges each include a mounting surface, apertures are defined in the mounting surface of the angle flanges for receiving securing devices.

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


Compositions comprising [i]Docynia delavajy [/i]extract and/or [i]Elaeagnus lancelotus [/i]extract
Patent No. 9808417 

Inventor(s): Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15297440 on 10/19/2016 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating skin in need thereof, the method comprising topically applying to the skin a composition comprising an effective amount of an ethanolic or a butanolic extract from the leaf and stem of [i]Docynia delavajy[/i], wherein the composition reduces oxidation in the skin, reduces tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-) in the skin, or reduces metalloprotease-1 (MMP-1) activity in the skin.

[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)


Immediate release oral guaifenesin solution
Patent No. 9808431 

Inventor(s): Paul Hafey (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Sovereign Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Abel Law Group, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15401318 on 01/09/2017 (302 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an immediate release solution for oral administration of guaifenesin and at least one additional drug. In addition to water the solution comprises as solvents propylene glycol and glycerol in a concentration which significantly increases the bioavailability of guaifenesin in the human body.

[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)


Iron garnet nanoparticles for cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy
Patent No. 9808543 

Inventor(s): Anthony J. Di Pasqua (Fort Worth, TX), Imalka S. Munaweera (Richardson, TX), Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr. (The Colony, TX), Yi Shi (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX), UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Saliwanchik, Lloyd Eisenschenk (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14600738 on 01/20/2015 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: Iron garnet nanoparticles and or iron garnet particles containing various activatable nuclides, such as holmium-165 ([superscript]165[/superscript]Ho) and dysprosium-164 ([superscript]164[/superscript]Dy), are disclosed in this application. The iron garnet (e.g., HoIG and DyIG) nanoparticles and iron garnet particles can prepared using hydroxide co-precipitation methods. In some embodiments, radiosensitizers can be loaded on radioactive magnetic nanoparticles or radioactive iron garnet particles and, optionally, coated with suitable lipid bilayers. Methods of using the disclosed nanoparticles and particles for mediating therapeutic benefit in diseases responsive to radiation therapy are also provided. Another aspect of the invention provides films, electrospun fabrics or bandage coverings for the delivery of radiation to the site of a skin lesion amenable to treatment with radiation (e.g., skin cancers or psoriasis).

[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)


Biodegradable, non-thrombogenic elastomeric polyurethanes
Patent No. 9808560 

Inventor(s): Yi Hong (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): University of PittsburghOf the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, PA)
Law Firm: Bartony Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14194188 on 02/28/2014 (1348 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming an implantable article includes providing a biodegradable polymer including anti-thrombogenic groups along the length of the biodegradable polymer, biodegradable groups in the backbone of the biodegradable polymer and a plurality of functional groups adapted to react with reactive functional groups on a surface of the implantable article, and reacting at least a portion of the plurality of functional groups with the reactive functional groups on the surface of the implantable article.

[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)


Neural injection system and related methods
Patent No. 9808569 

Inventor(s): N. Sandor Racz (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): CUSTOM MEDICAL APPLICATIONS (Farmers Branch, TX)
Law Firm: TraskBritt, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13779454 on 02/27/2013 (1714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel neural injection system and related methods are herein disclosed. Various embodiments of an embodiment of a neural injection system of the present invention provide for at least one benefit of enhanced injection characteristics, increased operational efficiency, reduced cost per unit, reduced incidence of injury through intraneural/intravascular injection, reduced incidence of injury through pricking/piercing, and/or the like.

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


Needle retraction apparatus
Patent No. 9808602 

Inventor(s): Mark Small (Heavener, OK), Nl Zhu (Plano, TX), Thomas J. Shaw (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Retractable Technologies, Inc. (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15095716 on 04/11/2016 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A needle retraction apparatus comprising a body having a forwardly projecting needle, a needle retraction mechanism seated inside the body and biasing the needle rearwardly relative to the body, a slide member attachable to the body and having an opening communicating with a needle retraction cavity projecting away from the body, and an actuator rotatable relative to the slide member to reposition the slide member from a first position preventing needle retraction to a second position permitting needle retraction. An IV catheter introducer comprising the subject needle retraction apparatus is also disclosed.

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


Handheld bidet
Patent No. 9809966 

Inventor(s): Chad H. Jones (Frisco, TX), David C. Singer (Austin, TX), Francis L Fave (Austin, TX), Justin D. Pendleton (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): DANCO, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13832779 on 03/15/2013 (1698 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ergonomically designed hygienic sprayer or bidet apparatus for use with pre-existing fixtures. The sprayer includes an angled portion with a sprayer head disposed on an underside of the angled portion, resulting in a flow of water from the sprayer head that is substantially between 30 and 60 relative to a longitudinal axis of a body portion of the sprayer. The sprayer also includes an actuator located on the same side of the sprayer as the sprayer head and slip-resistance surfaces. An optional mounting base for securely holding a hygienic sprayer in a manner that may disguise its presence or be more aesthetically pleasing. The mounting base is substantially the same size as the hygienic sprayer. The mounting base may be mounted or secured to multiple types of surfaces near the fixture with which the hygienic sprayer is used.

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


Mounting bracket for a plurality of support structures
Patent No. 9810369 

Inventor(s): Erik William Lilieholm (Richardson, TX), Juan Jose Irola Borja (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Italy S.R.L. (Agrate Brianza, , IT)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13914371 on 06/10/2013 (1611 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bracket for mounting a device to support structure has (i) a first side and (ii) second and third sides that extend perpendicularly from opposite edges of the first side in the same direction, such that the second and third sides are parallel to each other. The bracket supports a first mounting configuration in which the first side is attached to a face of the device and the second side is attached to a plane of the support structure such that the side of the device is perpendicular to the plane of the support structure. The bracket also supports a second mounting configuration in which the third side is attached to the face of the device and the second side is attached to the plane of the support structure such that the face of the device is parallel to the plane of the support structure.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


 

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Apparatus and methods for providing samples external to the packaging of a product
Patent No. 9808070 

Inventor(s): Karola Sajuns (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15133925 on 04/20/2016 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing samples (e.g., cosmetic samples) with primary product packages (e.g., cosmetic product packages) exterior to the primary product package.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


Chain reconditioning devices and methods
Patent No. 9808904 

Inventor(s): Larry Sewell (Moreno Valley, CA)
Assignee(s): Dean Foods Company (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14981037 on 12/28/2015 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device is adapted to be coupled to a conveyor system and recondition at least one chain of the conveyor system. The device includes a base and at least one attachment element coupled to the base. The attachment element is adapted to detachably couple the device to the conveyor system. At least one reconditioning element is coupled to the base, and the reconditioning element is adapted to engage and recondition the chain as the chain moves relative to the reconditioning element. At least one biasing element is coupled to the reconditioning element, and the biasing element urges the reconditioning element away from the base and into engagement with the chain.

[B24B] MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING (by electro-erosion B23H; abrasive or related blasting B24C; electrolytic etching or polishing C25F 3/00); DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS [2]


Segmented trailer side skirt fairing
Patent No. 9809260 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13787278 on 03/06/2013 (1707 days app to issue)

Abstract: To improve the aerodynamic efficiency of a vehicle trailer, one or more aerodynamic components are positioned on the trailer. In some examples described herein, the one or more aerodynamic components are in the form of side skirt fairing segments, which are positioned underneath the trailer and forward of the wheel assembles. In use, the one or more side skirt fairing segments improve air flow underneath the trailer and in the vicinity of the wheel assemblies, thereby reducing drag.

[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)


Rotor position determination system with magneto-resistive sensors
Patent No. 9809303 

Inventor(s): Troy C. Schank (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14481074 on 09/09/2014 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for determining a position of a rotor blade includes receiving a plurality of measurements from a plurality of magneto-resistive sensors and determining a position of the at least one magnet based on the received plurality of measurements. In this example, one of the plurality of magneto-resistive sensors and the at least one magnet moves with a rotor blade.

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


Tiltrotor aircraft having spherical bearing mounted pylon assemblies
Patent No. 9809318 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Fort Worth, TX), Daniel J. Sweigard (Fort Worth, TX), George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey Matthew Williams (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15407481 on 01/17/2017 (294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion system for a tiltrotor aircraft includes an engine supported by the airframe and a fixed gearbox operably coupled to the engine. Inboard and outboard pedestals are supported by the airframe and positioned above the wing. A pylon assembly is rotatably coupled between the inboard and outboard pedestals. The pylon assembly includes a spindle gearbox having an input gear, a mast operably coupled to the input gear and a proprotor assembly operable to rotate with the mast. The spindle gearbox is rotatable about a conversion axis to selectively operate the tiltrotor aircraft between helicopter and airplane modes. A common shaft, rotatable about the conversion axis, is configured to transfer torque from an output gear of the fixed gearbox to an input gear of the spindle gearbox. Each of the inboard and outboard pedestals includes a spherical bearing providing a self-aligning coupling with the pylon assembly.

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


Segmented bin sweep system
Patent No. 9809402 

Inventor(s): Chris Nelson (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Sioux Steel Company (Sioux Falls, SD)
Law Firm: Woods Fuller Shultz Smith P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14868531 on 09/29/2015 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bin sweep system for a bin having a floor surface and a central well may comprise a center post defining a common center and a sweep assembly configured to move across the floor surface of the bin and having an inboard end and an outboard end. The sweep assembly may comprise at least two sweep segments including a first sweep segment and a second sweep segment, with the first sweep segment being located toward the inboard end and the second sweep segment being located toward the outboard end. At least one of the sweep segments may be movable about the center post substantially independently of another of the sweep segments.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)


 

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Substituted N-(1H-indazol-4-yl)imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-3-carboxamide compounds as type III receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Patent No. 9809590 

Inventor(s): James P. Rizzi (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Array BioPharma Inc. (Boulder, CO)
Law Firm: Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14858029 on 09/18/2015 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compounds useful in the treatment of fibrosis, bone-related diseases, cancer, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, pain and burns in a mammal.

[C07D] HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08) [2]


 

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Variable diameter piston assembly for safety valve
Patent No. 9810039 

Inventor(s): Bruce Edward Scott (McKinney, TX), James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14396546 on 12/31/2013 (1407 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are subsurface safety valves having a reduced spread between opening and closing pressures. One safety valve includes a housing having a piston bore defined therein and configured to receive hydraulic fluid pressure, the piston bore providing an upper bore having a first diameter, a lower bore having a second diameter, and an intermediate bore interposing the upper and lower bores and having a third diameter, wherein the third diameter is greater than the second diameter and the second diameter is greater than the first diameter, and a piston assembly movably arranged within the piston bore and comprising an upper piston operatively coupled to a lower piston, wherein the upper piston sealingly engages the upper bore and the lower piston sealingly engages the lower bore, wherein, when the upper piston is arranged in the intermediate bore, the hydraulic fluid pressure acts on the lower piston.

[F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING


Methods to improve online diagnostics of valve assemblies on a process line and implementation thereof
Patent No. 9810345 

Inventor(s): Robert Claude Prescott (Marshfield, MA), Xianren Kong (Lexington, MA)
Assignee(s): Dresser, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Paul Frank + Collins P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14134474 on 12/19/2013 (1419 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a method and a system, which is configured to implement the method, to process data from one or more valve assemblies found e.g., on a process line. These embodiments can generate a listing that identifies how network/system bandwidth is allocated for the collection of data from the valve assemblies. The embodiments can also process the data to re-arrange the valve assemblies in the listing to better allocate the network/system bandwidth to certain ones of the valve assemblies that require more data to properly assess the operation of the valve assembly. In this way, further diagnostics using the data can identify any changes in operation of the valve assemblies that might be detrimental to the valve assembly and/or the process line in general.

[F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING


Dehumidification using intermittent ventilation
Patent No. 9810462 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Douglas (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14057958 on 10/18/2013 (1481 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for dehumidifying and conditioning air for a commercial building are presented. In one instance, a system involves ventilating a building at a rate higher than the required outdoor airflow rate in order to compensate for the fan being turned off when the compressor is off. Other systems and methods are presented.

[F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes)


Controlling air conditioner modes
Patent No. 9810467 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Pete Hrejsa (Frisco, TX), Yi Qu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13714094 on 12/13/2012 (1790 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a request for operation of an air conditioner may be received. The air conditioner may include a cooling mode and/or a dehumidifying mode. In some implementations, a compressor speed for a compressor of the air conditioner may be determined, and which mode(s) of the air conditioner to allow may be determined based at least partially on the determined compressor speed.

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


Light assembly for providing substantially uniform illumination
Patent No. 9812043 

Inventor(s): David Siucheong Auyeung (Carrollton, TX), Simon Magarill (Cincinnati, OH), William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14630500 on 02/24/2015 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting assembly can be used for illuminating a predetermined area. The assembly includes a number of LEDs directed toward the predetermined area and a number of lenses. Each lens is disposed over only one associated LED and is configured to direct light from that LED toward the predetermined area, such that the light from each lens is directed across the entire predetermined area. The light intensity from each lens is substantially uniform across the entire predetermined area.

[F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7]


Antenna mount
Patent No. 9812762 

Inventor(s): Alan J. Skrepcinski (Plano, TX), Kevin L. Rovell (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15139057 on 04/26/2016 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mount for an antenna includes: first and second generally C-shaped arms, each with upper and lower free ends; equipment face mounting brackets mounted on the first and second arms; and lower and upper plates mounted to a post. The upper free ends of the first and second arms are pivotally mounted to the upper plate, and the lower free ends of the first and second arms are pivotally mounted to the lower plate, such that the first and second arms are movable between retracted and extended positions. The first and second arms are fixed in the extended position relative to the upper and lower plate via fasteners inserted through holes in the upper and lower free ends of the arms and in the upper plate, the pivotal mounts and the holes defining a desired angle between the first and second arms in the extended position.

[F16M] FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS


 

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Network enabled game controller
Patent No. 9808714 

Inventor(s): Peter Anthony Walker (Cedar Park, TX)
Assignee(s): ELBO INC. (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14667180 on 03/24/2015 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to the implementation of a gaming environment including gaming servers for instantiating instances of games requested by a user. The gaming environment includes a game device for obtaining game inputs corresponding to the instantiated game. Additionally, the gaming environment includes one or more output devices for obtaining outputs generated by the processing of the inputs by the gaming server. Illustratively, the game device and one or more output devices form game device groups. Within each game device group, the inputs obtained by game device are transmitted independent of the outputs transmitted to the output devices. The transmission of input data from the game device and the transmission of the output audio data, output video data or other data from the gaming server may be individually optimized.

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


Vehicle parking system
Patent No. 9810542 

Inventor(s): Richard Glasmann (Dallas, TX), Wesley M. Mays (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Omnitracs, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15011182 on 01/29/2016 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are generally related to one or more systems, methods, and devices for forecasting the likelihood of locating available parking spaces at various remote locations, and navigating a vehicle to the available parking space. In some examples, aspects of the present disclosure may utilize a variety of data sources (e.g., historical data, surveyed data, and real-time parking availability data) in order to predict the likelihood of locating the available parking space within the confines of an available hours of service (HOS) requirement of a driver of the vehicle.

[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)


Temperature sensor with layered architecture
Patent No. 9810584 

Inventor(s): Jukka Kohola (Oulu, , FI), Marko Pessa (Oulu, , FI)
Assignee(s): OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Danamraj Law Group, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14763613 on 02/10/2014 (1366 days app to issue)

Abstract: A temperature sensor includes two branches, each branch having at least a first transistor and a second transistor connected as diodes and cascaded, so that an emitter of the first transistor is connected to a collector of the second transistor of the same branch. The temperature source also includes a current source configured to provide a current to the two branches, and an analog-to-digital convertor. The analog-to-digital convertor is connected to capture a voltage between emitters of the first transistors or of the second transistors, and is configured to convert said voltage to a digital temperature signal.

[G01K] MEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (radiation pyrometry G01J 5/00)


System and method for detection of materials using orbital angular momentum signatures
Patent No. 9810628 

Inventor(s): Roger Linquist (Dallas, TX), Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15398857 on 01/05/2017 (306 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for detecting a presence of a predetermined material within a sample uses signal generation circuitry for generating a first signal having a first distinct signature including a first eccentricity of a mode intensity, a first shift in a center of the mode intensity and a first rotation of an ellipsoidal intensity output of the mode intensity and applying the first signal to the sample. A detector receives the first signal after the first signal passes through the sample and detects a second distinct signature including a second eccentricity of the mode intensity, a second shift in the center of the mode intensity and a second rotation of the ellipsoidal intensity output of the mode intensity. The detector also determines the presence of the predetermined material within the sample based on the detected second distinct signature within the first signal received from the sample and provides an output of an indication of the presence of the predetermined material responsive to the determination.

[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)


Protein and lipid biomarkers providing consistent improvement to the prediction of Type 2 diabetes
Patent No. 9810697 

Inventor(s): Michael P. McKenna (Branford, CT), Steve M. Watkins (Sacramento, CA)
Assignee(s): True Health IP, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14945200 on 11/18/2015 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to biomarkers associated with Diabetes, including protein and lipid metabolite biomarkers, methods of using the biomarkers to determine the risk that an individual will develop Diabetes, and methods of screening a population to identify persons at risk for developing Diabetes and other pre-diabetic conditions.

[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)


Charge pump based over-sampling ADC for current detection
Patent No. 9810723 

Inventor(s): Bo Lei (San Ramon, CA), Feng Pan (Fremont, CA), Jun Wang (San Jose, CA), Shankar Guhados (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13628465 on 09/27/2012 (1867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are presented for determining current levels based on the behavior of a charge pump system while driving a load under regulation. While driving the load under regulation, the number of pump clocks during a set interval is counted. This can be compared to a reference that can be obtained, for example, from the numbers of cycles needed to drive a known load current over an interval of the duration. By comparing the counts, the amount of current being drawn by the load can be determined. This technique can be applied to determining leakage from circuit elements, such as word lines in a non-volatile memory.

[G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5]


Removable spool for optical fiber storage
Patent No. 9810871 

Inventor(s): Ricky Jay Payne (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Flextronics AP, LLC (Broomfield, CO)
Law Firm: Haverstock Owens LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15140069 on 04/27/2016 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: An network interface device (NID) cabinet has removably mounted or fixedly mounted cable spools. The NID cabinet is a small enclosure, typically made of plastic, which sits on the outside wall of an end user”s building, such as a home or office. Pre-terminated cables are spooled around each cable spool, and the cable connector at one end of each cable is connected to a network interconnection junction within the NID cabinet. A series of interlocking mounting features are formed on both the cable spool and the mating NID cabinet back wall. Two different types of mounting features enable the cable spool to be removably or fixedly mounted within the NID cabinet. When fixedly mounted, the cable spool can still be removed from the NID cabinet, but only if the spooled cabled is completed un-spooled and removed from the cable spool.

[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]


Dual-pupil dual-band WFOV re-imaging optical systems
Patent No. 9810888 

Inventor(s): John F. McGee, III (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14838745 on 08/28/2015 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dual-pupil, dual spectral band wide field-of-view re-imaged refractive optical imaging systems. In one example an optical imaging system includes a dual-band front objective lens group configured to receive electromagnetic radiation over the field-of-view of the optical imaging system, to form a first pupil, and to direct the electromagnetic radiation through the first pupil, the electromagnetic radiation including first and second non-overlapping spectral bands, and the field-of-view spanning at least 4545, and a re-imaging refractive optical sub-system configured to receive the electromagnetic radiation via the first pupil, to form at least one intermediate image plane, and to focus the electromagnetic radiation via at least one second pupil onto at least one final image plane to form a first image from the first spectral band and a second image from the second spectral band. A beam deflector can be positioned proximate the first pupil to expand the field of view.

[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]


Reticle with reduced transmission regions for detecting a defocus condition in a lithography process
Patent No. 9810916 

Inventor(s): Akihiro Tobioka (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14882258 on 10/13/2015 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reticle for a semiconductor lithography process includes a glass plate having regions with a reduced optical transmission factor. The regions may include arrays of elements comprising defects such as cracks or voids which are formed by laser pulses. The regions may be adjacent to openings in an opaque material at the bottom of the reticle to shield the openings from a portion of the light which illuminates the reticle from the top. As a result, the light which exits the reticle and is used to pattern a substrate has an asymmetric intensity. This allows the substrate to be patterned with an inspection mark which indicates whether a defocus condition exists, and whether there is a positive or negative defocus condition. Related methods use a reticle to form a pattern on a substrate and for adjusting a focus condition using a reticle.

[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]


Robot specimen photography mount
Patent No. 9810972 

Inventor(s): Kartikey Dadoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Law Firm: Maenner Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15081976 on 03/28/2016 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A robot specimen photography mount includes a base, a cradle support assembly extending upwardly from the base, and a cradle rotatably supported by the cradle support assembly. A rotation motor is mounted on the cradle. A specimen mount is rotatably mounted on the rotation motor. The specimen mount has a vacuum opening formed therein. A vacuum conduit is in fluid communication with the vacuum opening. A method of operating the photography mount is also disclosed.

[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]


System and method for synchronization among multiple PLL-based clock signals
Patent No. 9811113 

Inventor(s): Eric Wright Mumper (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA)
Law Firm: VLP Law Group LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15208482 on 07/12/2016 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method synchronizes clock signals generated by a system that includes multiple PLLs that are connected in parallel and output frequency dividers driven by the PLLs. The system receives a common frequency reference signal and a common synchronization signal. Each PLL may have a reference signal frequency divider. The reference frequency divider may be phase-reset, for example, by a transition to a first logic state in the synchronization signal, and the output frequency dividers are each phase-reset, for example, by a transition to a second logic state following the transition to the first logic state in the synchronization signal. The transition to the first logic state may be, for example, a rising edge.

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


Non-volatile memory with intelligent temperature sensing and local throttling
Patent No. 9811267 

Inventor(s): Dmitry Vaysman (San Jose, CA), Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA), Phil Reusswig (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15294313 on 10/14/2016 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus comprises a controller, one or more memory packages, a system temperature sensor, and one or more memory temperature sensors. The system temperature sensor is located at or on the controller. Each of the one or more memory temperature sensors are positioned at one of the one or more memory packages. The controller monitors system temperature using the system temperature sensor. If the system temperature is above a first threshold, then temperature is sensed at the memory packages using the one or more memory temperature sensors. Individual memory packages have their performance throttled if their temperature exceeds a second threshold.

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


Securing physical-storage-media data transfers
Patent No. 9811279 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin N. Cismas (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14710813 on 05/13/2015 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system may receive physical-storage-media identifiers stored on physical storage media approved for use by an organization. The computing system may generate, for each of the physical storage media, a log entry comprising a physical-storage-media identifier, of the physical-storage-media identifiers, stored on the physical storage medium. The computing system may receive, from a computing device, a request to write secure data to a physical storage medium. Responsive to determining that the request comprises a physical-storage-media identifier that is amongst the physical-storage-media identifiers: the computing system may either instruct the computing device to write the secure data to the physical storage medium or fail to instruct the computing device to write the secure data to the physical storage medium; and may update a log entry comprising the physical-storage-media identifier to reflect whether the computing system instructed the computing device to write the secure data to the physical storage medium.

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


Syndrome-based codeword decoding
Patent No. 9811418 

Inventor(s): Ariel Navon (Revava, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14922912 on 10/26/2015 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a memory device coupled to an error correction code (ECC) decoder. The ECC decoder is configured to generate syndromes corresponding to a representation of a codeword received from the memory device and to perform a single decoding operation on a representation of data included in the representation of the codeword. The single decoding operation is configured to change at least one bit of the representation of the data based on a majority value of a group of the syndromes that are associated with the bit.

[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)


Visual indicator for portable device
Patent No. 9811436 

Inventor(s): Aran Ziv (Foster City, CA), Chun Sum Yeung (Milpitas, CA), Yong Huang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14548192 on 11/19/2014 (1084 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable device may perform a method that includes detecting that the portable device is coupled to a host device via a host interface of the portable device. The method includes generating a visual indication at a visual indicator of the portable device. The visual indication is indicative of a data transfer capacity of the host interface.

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


Methods of automatically recording patching changes at passive patch panels and network equipment
Patent No. 9811494 

Inventor(s): Chin Choi-Feng (Carrollton, TX), George Brooks (Allen, TX), Gregory Pinn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15093771 on 04/08/2016 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of executing patching connection changes in a patching field are provided in which an electronic work order is received on a display located at the patching field, the electronic work order specifying the patching connection change. A technician may perform the patching connection change. Then, an electronic message may be sent from the patching field indicating that the patching change has been completed.

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


Generative discriminative approach for transactional dialog state tracking via collective matrix factorization
Patent No. 9811519 

Inventor(s): Julien Perez (Grenoble, , FR)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14864076 on 09/24/2015 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for dialog state tracking employs first and second latent variable models which have been learned by reconstructing a decompositional model generated from annotated training dialogs. The decompositional model includes, for each of a plurality of dialog state transitions corresponding to a respective turn of one of the training dialogs, state descriptors for initial and final states of the transition and a respective representation of the dialog for that turn. The first latent variable model includes embeddings of the plurality of state transitions, and the second latent variable model includes embeddings of features of the state descriptors and embeddings of features of the dialog representations. Data for a new dialog state transition is received, including a state descriptor for the initial time and a respective dialog representation. A state descriptor for the final state of the new dialog state transition is predicted using the learned latent variable models.

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


Method and system for transferring data and instructions through a host file system
Patent No. 9811678 

Inventor(s): Bahman Qawami (San Jose, CA), Farshid Sabet-Sharghi (Los Altos Hills, CA), Haluk Kent Tanik (Batman, , TR), Po Yuan (Milpitas, CA), Robert Chin-Tse Chang (Danville, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14459964 on 08/14/2014 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encrypting data may generate an encryption instruction and combine it with a payload of data to form a packet. The packet is associated with a command and passed to a host file system process. The packet, now associated with a second command, is received from the host file system process. The encryption instruction and the payload of data are extracted from the packet. At least a portion of the payload of data is encrypted based on the encryption instruction. A method for decrypting data may receive a packet and generate a decryption instruction. At least a portion of the packet is decrypted using at least the decryption instruction. The second packet comprising the decrypted packet is passed to a host file system process. A third packet comprising the decrypted packet is received from the host file system process. The decrypted packet is extracted from the third packet.

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


Protecting hidden content in integrated circuits
Patent No. 9811690 

Inventor(s): Adam Zygmontowicz (Allen, TX), Alfred L. Crouch (Cedar Park, TX), Jennifer L. Dworak (Dallas, TX), John C. Potter (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14666281 on 03/23/2015 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various integrated circuits protect hidden content e.g., embedded instruments, keys, data, etc.) using scan cell circuit(s). For example, a first scan cell circuit is connected to the hidden content, and a second scan cell circuit is connected to the first scan cell circuit forming all or part of a serial data path. The first scan cell circuit provides access to the hidden content whenever the first scan cell circuit is in a first specified state and prevents access whenever the first scan cell circuit is in a different state. The first scan cell circuit does not interrupt the serial data path when the first scan cell circuit is in the different state. The second scan cell circuit changes an operational characteristic of the first scan cell circuit whenever the second scan cell circuit is in a second specified state. In some cases, the second scan cell circuit can be eliminated.

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


Vehicular violation fine payment using portable computing device
Patent No. 9811812 

Inventor(s): Anthony Derasmo (New City, NY), Arvind Sriram (Mount Kisco, NY), John L. Golzio (Carmel, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Gibb Riley, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14535521 on 11/07/2014 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems read a computer readable code on a printed vehicular violation using an optical sensor of a portable computing device and access a vehicular violation database to identify a registered vehicle corresponding to data in the computer readable code. The methods and systems retrieve a vehicular violation history for the registered vehicle. The vehicular violation history is a history of vehicular violations maintained by the vehicular violation database related to the registered vehicle, and includes a payment status of fines associated with the vehicular violations. The methods and systems therefore display this vehicular violation history and display an option to pay one or more of the fines on the graphic user interface. The methods and systems then receive payment information into the graphic user interface, and process the payment of one or more of the fines through the portable computing device, using the payment information provided.

[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]


Universal actor correlator
Patent No. 9811927 

Inventor(s): Brian Smith (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Click Security, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti, Chambers Holland, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14633925 on 02/27/2015 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: Precorrelation of data applied to use cases by a module intermediate to the data and use cases provides normalized data across multiple sources for more effective analysis. For example, network sensors provide network telemetry to a precorrelation core, which extracts and normalizes the data to correlate actors to events. Universal actor correlation improves visualizations by creating a mesh of events tied to each other through a common actor.

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


Methods and systems for conducting a competition within a gaming environment
Patent No. 9811976 

Inventor(s): Alfonso G. Chan (Colleyville, TX), Kermit D. Lopez (Albuquerque, NM), Luis M. Ortiz (Albuquerque, NM), Michael W. Shore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micro-Gaming Ventures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ortiz Lopez, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15269307 on 09/19/2016 (414 days app to issue)

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

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


Method, system and computer program product for law enforcement
Patent No. 9812010 

Inventor(s): Jason Shane Rapp (Canyon Lake, TX), Russell Dean Chaney (Canyon Lake, TX)
Assignee(s): COPsync, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14726274 on 05/29/2015 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: From a first patrol unit, the first data are received for identifying a location of the first patrol unit. From the first patrol unit, second data are received for identifying a subject. The subject includes at least one of: a subject vehicle; and a subject person. A database is queried about the subject and, in response to the querying, a determination is made bout whether the subject is a likely threat. In response to determining that the subject is a likely threat, and in response to the first data, a predetermined number of second patrol units are identified that are most geographically proximate to the location of the first patrol unit, and a message is output to the predetermined number of second patrol units about: the subject; the likely threat; and the first patrol unit.

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


Reactive learning for efficient dialog tree expansion
Patent No. 9812127 

Inventor(s): Julien Perez (Grenoble, , FR), Nicolas Monet (Montbonnot-Saint-Martin, , FR)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15142187 on 04/29/2016 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating dialogs for learning a dialog policy includes, for each of at least one scenario, in which annotators in a pool of annotators serve as virtual agents and users, generating a respective dialog tree in which each path through the tree corresponds to a dialog and nodes of the tree correspond to dialog acts provided by the annotators. The generation includes computing a measure of uncertainty for nodes in the dialog tree, identifying a next node to be annotated, based on the measure of uncertainty, selecting an annotator from the pool to provide an annotation for the next node, receiving an annotation from the selected annotator for the next node, and generating a new node of the dialog tree based on the received annotation. A corpus of dialogs is generated from the dialog tree.

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


Method and system for detecting sentiment by analyzing human speech
Patent No. 9812154 

Inventor(s): Prathosh Aragulla Prasad (Mysore, , IN), Vivek Tyagi (New Delhi, , IN)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Robb PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15000068 on 01/19/2016 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and a system for detecting sentiment of a human based on an analysis of human speech are disclosed. In an embodiment, one or more time instances of glottal closure are determined from a speech signal of the human. A voice source signal based on the determined one or more time instances of glottal closure is generated. A set of relative harmonic strengths is determined based on one or more harmonic contours of the voice source signal. The RHS is indicative of a deviation of the one or more harmonics of the voice source signal from a fundamental frequency of the voice source signal. A set of feature vectors is determined based on the RHS. The set of feature vectors are utilizable to detect the sentiment of the human.

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


System and method for memory integrated circuit chip write abort indication
Patent No. 9812209 

Inventor(s): Arie Star (Hadera, , IL), Asaf Gueta (Or-Yehuda, , IL), Inon Cohen (Oranit, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584339 on 05/02/2017 (189 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a command execution abort are disclosed. Power failure may abort the writing of data in a memory device prematurely, resulting in potential data corruption. A memory device controller in the memory device sends commands, such as write or erase commands, to one or more memory integrated circuit chips. Along with executing the commands, the memory integrated circuit chips track execution of the commands by storing the address at which the command is being executed along with flag(s) indicative of the progress executing the command (e.g., command has begun and/or completed execution). When a power failure occurs, the memory device controller may poll the memory integrated circuit chips for the address/flags information to determine whether (or where) the command abort occurred. Thus, relying on the address/flag(s), the memory device controller may more quickly or easily determine whether a command abort has occurred.

[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)


Heat spreader with thermally coductive foam core
Patent No. 9813082 

Inventor(s): Mo Bai (San Jose, CA), Vadim Gektin (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14878894 on 10/08/2015 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heat spreader and a method for making a heat spreader are disclosed. In an embodiment the heat spreader includes an enclosure with a hollow core and a foam core located in the hollow core.

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


System and method for screen orientation in a rich media environment
Patent No. 9813531 

Inventor(s): Suresh Chitturi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SISVEL INTERNATIONAL S.A. (Luxembourg, , LU)
Law Firm: Ditthavong Steiner, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12018119 on 01/22/2008 (3577 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of displaying content on a device comprises detecting a screen orientation change event, determining if one or more applications are configured to accommodate a screen orientation change, and triggering a screen orientation adjustment in a rich media engine. The screen orientation change event may be a hardware change associated with the device. The hardware change may be detected via sensors in the device. The screen orientation change event may be an input by the user or a signal received from a remote device.

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


 

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Fin-FET sensor with improved sensitivity and specificity
Patent No. 9810660 

Inventor(s): Krutarth B. Trivedi (Plano, TX), Ruhai Tian (Irving, TX), Suresh Regonda (Richardson, TX), Wenchuang Hu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13876958 on 09/28/2011 (2232 days app to issue)

Abstract: The claimed invention is directed to a finFET biosensor with improved sensitivity and selectivity. Embodiments of the invention are also directed to finFET biosensor arrays, methods for operating finFET biosensors with improved sensitivity and selectivity, and methods of operating finFET biosensor arrays.

[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]


Memory system and method for writing data to a block of an erased page
Patent No. 9811477 

Inventor(s): David Meyer (Lakewood, CO), Satish Vasudeva (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14877614 on 10/07/2015 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a memory system stores data encrypted with a cipher key in a block of a page in non-volatile memory, reads the cipher key version number associated with the page, determines whether the cipher key version number associated with the page is different from a cipher key version number of the cipher key used to encrypt the data and, if it is, writes a data pattern encrypted with the cipher key into the other blocks of the page, and stores the cipher key version number of the cipher key used to encrypt the data in the storage space in the non-volatile memory. Other embodiments are provided.

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


RF thermal fuse
Patent No. 9812275 

Inventor(s): Matthew Thomas Melester (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15248991 on 08/26/2016 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to a thermal fuse for preventing overheating of RF devices in a telecommunication system. In one embodiment, an RF thermal fuse comprises a body: a conductive bolt positioned in the body, the conductive bolt having a length sufficient to provide an impedance at a point of protection on a transmission line in response to the conductive bolt contacting a live conductor of the transmission line, wherein the impedance reflects a portion of the incident power of an RF signal from an RF signal source; and a driving mechanism that causes the conductive bolt to selectively contact the live conductor in response to an event.

[H01H] ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES (contact cables H01B 7/10; electrolytic self-interrupters H01G 9/18; emergency protective circuit arrangements H02H; switching by electronic means without contact-making H03K 17/00)


Multi-VT gate stack for III-V nanosheet devices with reduced parasitic capacitance
Patent No. 9812449 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15158459 on 05/18/2016 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nanosheet field effect transistor design in which the threshold voltage is adjustable by adjusting the composition of the gate. The channel of the nanosheet field effect transistor may be composed of a III-V semiconductor material, and the gate, which may be separated from the channel by a high dielectric constant dielectric layer, may also be composed of a III-V semiconductor material. Adjusting the composition of the gate may result in a change in the affinity of the gate, in turn resulting in a change in the threshold voltage. In some embodiments the channel is composed, for example, of In[subscript]x[/subscript]Ga[subscript]1-x[/subscript]As, with x between 0.23 and 0.53, and the gate is composed of InAs[subscript]1-y[/subscript]N[subscript]y [/subscript]with y between 0.0 and 0.4, and the values of x and y may be adjusted to adjust the threshold voltage.

[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]


Honeycomb cell structure three-dimensional non-volatile memory device
Patent No. 9812461 

Inventor(s): Ryoichi Honma (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yasushi Doda (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14660023 on 03/17/2015 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monolithic three-dimensional memory device includes a plurality of memory stack structures arranged in a hexagonal lattice and located over a substrate. The hexagonal lattice structure is defined by hexagons each having a pair of sides that are parallel to a first horizontal direction and perpendicular to a second horizontal direction, the memory stack structures are located at vertices of the hexagonal lattice, and each memory stack structure includes vertically spaced memory elements and a vertical semiconductor channel. Source contact via structures are located at each center of a subset of the hexagons that forms a one-dimensional array that extends along the second horizontal direction, each source contact via structure being electrically shorted to a respective source region over, or within, the substrate.

[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]


Memory hole size variation in a 3D stacked memory
Patent No. 9812462 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Liang Pang (Fremont, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15175304 on 06/07/2016 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for fabricating a memory device in which the memory cells have a uniform program and erase speed. In one aspect, a memory device is provided with memory holes having diameters which become progressively smaller as a distance between the memory holes and a local interconnect become progressively larger. In another aspect, a fabrication process is provided for such a memory device. The memory holes which are relatively closer to the local interconnect have a relatively thinner blocking oxide layer due to etching used to remove a sacrificial material of the control gate layers. The increased diameter compensates for the thinner blocking oxide layer.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing vertically isolated charge storage regions and method of making thereof
Patent No. 9812463 

Inventor(s): Eisuke Takii (Yokkaichi, , JP), Fei Zhou (Milpitas, CA), Keerti Shukla (Saratoga, CA), Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Masanori Tsutsumi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont,
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15250185 on 08/29/2016 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory opening can be formed through an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers provided over a substrate. Annular etch stop material portions are provided at each level of the sacrificial material layers around the memory opening. The annular etch stop material portions can be formed by conversion of surface portions of the sacrificial material layers into dielectric material portion, or by recessing the sacrificial material layers around the memory opening and filling indentations around the memory opening. After formation of a memory stack structure, the sacrificial material layers are removed from the backside. The annular etch stop material portions are at least partially converted to form charge trapping material portions. Vertical isolation of the charge trapping material portions among one another around the memory stack structure minimizes leakage between the charge trapping material portions located at different word line levels.

[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]


Non-volatile memory device containing oxygen-scavenging material portions and method of making thereof
Patent No. 9812505 

Inventor(s): Yukihiro Sakotsubo (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15157945 on 05/18/2016 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A middle electrode can be inserted at each intersection between a non-volatile memory element layer located on an electrically conductive word line and a non-linear element located on an electrically conductive bit line in a three-dimensional memory device. An oxygen-scavenging material portion can be provided between each electrically conductive word line and an adjoining insulator layer to scavenge oxygen from contacting portions of the non-volatile memory element layer, thereby forming an oxygen-scavenged non-volatile memory element portion that facilitates programming. The middle electrode and the oxygen-scavenged non-linear memory element portion can alter the programming characteristics of the non-volatile memory cells to provide easier and more reliable programming.

[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]


Ionic barristor
Patent No. 9812568 

Inventor(s): Kyeongjae Cho (Frisco, TX), Robert M. Wallace (Garland, TX), Suklyun Hong (Plano, TX), Yifan Nie (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15015875 on 02/04/2016 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Schottky barrier device is provided herein that includes a TMD layer on a substrate, a graphene layer on the TMD layer, an electrolyte layer on the TMD layer, and a source gate contact on the electrolyte layer. A drain contact can be provided on the TMD layer and a source contact can be provided on the graphene layer. As ionic gating from the source gate contact and electrolyte layer is used to adjust the Schottky barrier height this Schottky barrier device can be referred to as an ionic control barrier transistor or ”ionic barristor”.

[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]


Zero voltage switching detection apparatus and method
Patent No. 9812968 

Inventor(s): Daoshen Chen (Allen, TX), Dianbo Fu (Plano, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Jinbo Huang (Shenzhen, , CN), Liming Ye (Frisco, TX), Xujun Liu (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14548106 on 11/19/2014 (1084 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter comprises a switch network coupled to a power source, wherein the switch network comprises a plurality of power switches, a magnetic device coupled to the switch network, a detector coupled to the magnetic device through a magnetic coupling and a control circuit configured to receive a zero voltage switching signal from the detector and adjust gate drive signals of the power switches based upon the zero voltage switching signal.

[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]


Resonant converters with an improved voltage regulation range
Patent No. 9812977 

Inventor(s): Daoshen Chen (Allen, TX), Dianbo Fu (Plano, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Liming Ye (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14676515 on 04/01/2015 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises determining an operating mode based upon an input voltage and an output voltage of a resonant converter, wherein the resonant converter comprises a switch network coupled to an input dc power source, a resonant tank coupled to the switch network and a transformer coupled between the resonant tank and a secondary rectifier, wherein the secondary rectifier is a full-bridge rectifier, configuring the switch network to operate at a buck converter mode in response to a first input voltage and configuring the secondary rectifier to operate at a boost converter mode in response to a second input voltage, wherein the first voltage is higher than the output voltage and the second voltage is lower than the output voltage.

[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]


Method and system for coverage enhancement of uplink VoIP
Patent No. 9813197 

Inventor(s): Yifei Yuan (Iselin, NJ)
Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Drinker Biddle Reath LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14374133 on 01/28/2013 (1744 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for improving a coverage of an uplink Voice over IP (VoIP) transmission of a wireless device are disclosed. A wireless device assigns a first hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process to a first VoIP packet of the wireless device. The wireless device then assigns a second HARQ process to a second VoIP packet of the wireless device. The wireless device then transmits the first and second VoIP packets to a base station.

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


Using PCE as SDN controller
Patent No. 9813333 

Inventor(s): Bisong Tao (San Jose, CA), Katherine Zhao (San Jose, CA), Qianglin Quintin Zhao (Boxborough, MA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15239654 on 08/17/2016 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for transitioning a system from a tradition network to a Software Defined Network (SDN) enabled network. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may comprise the use of a Path Computation Element (PCE) as a central controller. Smooth transition between traditional network and the new SDN enabled network, especially from a cost impact assessment perspective, may be accomplished using the existing PCE components from the current network to function as the central controller of the SDN network is one choice, which not only achieves the goal of having a centralized controller to provide the functionalities needed for the central controller, but also leverages the existing PCE network components.

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


Multi-party conversation analyzer and logger
Patent No. 9813551 

Inventor(s): Charles Barrasso (Franklin, MA), Jay Gainsboro (Framingham, MA), Lee Weinstein (Arlington, MA)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14587464 on 12/31/2014 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention facilitates the investigation of networks of criminals, by gathering associations between phone numbers, the names of persons reached at those phone numbers, and voice print data. In another aspect the invention automatically detects phone calls from a prison where the voiceprint of the person called matches the voiceprint of a past inmate. In another aspect the invention detects identity scams in prisons, by monitoring for known voice characteristics of likely imposters on phone calls made by prisoners. In another aspect, the invention automatically does speech-to-text conversion of phone numbers spoken within a predetermined time of detecting data indicative of a three-way call event while monitoring a phone call from a prison inmate. In another aspect, the invention automatically thwarts attempts of prison inmates to use re-dialing services. In another aspect, the invention automatically tags audio data retrieved from a database, by steganographically encoding into the audio data the identity of the official retrieving the audio data.

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


Spectral diagnostic engine for customer support call center
Patent No. 9813555 

Inventor(s): Guillaume Bouchard (Saint-Martin-Le Vinoux, , FR), Julien Perez (Grenoble, , FR)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14569095 on 12/12/2014 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: A collective matrix is constructed, having a diagnostic sessions dimension and a diagnostic state descriptors dimension. The diagnostic state descriptors dimension includes a plurality of symptom fields, a plurality of root cause fields, and a plurality of solution fields. Collective matrix factorization of the collective matrix is performed to generate a factored collective matrix comprising a sessions factor matrix embedding diagnostic sessions and a descriptors factor matrix embedding diagnostic state descriptors. An in-progress diagnostic session is embedded in the factored collective matrix. A symptom or solution is recommended for evaluation in the in-progress diagnostic session based on the embedding. The diagnostic state descriptors dimension may further include at least one information field storing a representation (for example, a bag-of-words representation) of a semantic description of a problem being diagnosed by the in-progress diagnostic session.

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


Color corrected high resolution imaging
Patent No. 9813622 

Inventor(s): Dong-Qing Zhang (Branchburg, NJ), Jie Hu (Amherst, NY), John Wus (Yardley, PA), Radhakrishna Dasari (Buffalo, NY)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14810131 on 07/27/2015 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high resolution imaging system includes an imaging camera array creating a sets or frames of array images of a scene and a reference camera creating reference images of the same scene. A synchronization controller coordinates imaging of the scene by the imaging camera array and the reference camera. An image processor merges the sets of array images into high resolution images and apply a color correction to the high resolution images based on reference images. Color correction can be performed on the merged high resolution image or on individual array images prior to merger into the high resolution image.

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


Differential pulse code modulation intra prediction for high efficiency video coding
Patent No. 9813733 

Inventor(s): Haoping Yu (Carmel, IN), Jin Song (Shenzhen, , CN), Minqiang Jiang (Campbell, CA), Wen Gao (West Windsor, NJ), Ye He (West Lafayette, IN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14978426 on 12/22/2015 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video codec including a memory and a processor operably coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to compute a reconstructed pixel based on a residual pixel and a first prediction pixel and compute a second prediction pixel in a directional intra prediction mode based on the reconstructed pixel, where the first and second prediction pixels are located in a same block of a video frame. A method for intra prediction including computing a prediction pixel adaptively based on a plurality of reconstructed neighboring pixels, where a distance between the prediction pixel and each of the plurality of reconstructed neighboring pixels is one.

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


Angle of arrival (AOA) positioning method and system for positional finding and tracking objects using reduced attenuation RF technology
Patent No. 9813867 

Inventor(s): Truman Prevatt (Brooksville, FL)
Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Hostetler LLP (15 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15289033 on 10/07/2016 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for determining user equipment (UE) locations within a wireless network using reference signals of the wireless network are described. The disclosed systems and methods utilize a plurality of in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) samples generated from signals provided by receive channels associated with two or more antennas of the wireless system. Based on received reference signal parameters the reference signal within the signals from each receive channel among the receive channels is identified. Based on the identified reference signal from each receive channel, an angle of arrival between a baseline of the two or more antennas and incident energy from the UE to the two or more antennas is determined. That angle of arrival is then used to calculate the location of the UE. The angle of arrival may be a horizontal angle of arrival and/or a vertical angle of arrival.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


WiFi-based route management
Patent No. 9813886 

Inventor(s): Gregory O. Harp (Allen, TX), Stephen James Waken (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15406679 on 01/14/2017 (297 days app to issue)

Abstract: Locational tracking aids emergency management plans. Occupants of a building or campus are determined based on presence or detection of wireless devices. When an emergency occurs, the occupants may move to safety based on the current locations of their wireless devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Support for continuity of tunnel communications for mobile nodes having multiple care of addressing
Patent No. 9813948 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Muhanna (Richardson, TX), Khosrow Saboorian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14688253 on 04/16/2015 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention solves communication disruption problems during the hand-off transition period by using a pre-handoff registration of a new foreign agent on behalf of the mobile node The pre-handoff registration message should: (1) identify itself as a pre-hand off registration message, (2) indicate direction of traffic for the pre-handoff registration time period, and (3) specify a lifetime or time period when the pre-handoff registration request will continue to be considered valid The local mobility anchor will accept traffic using the pre-handoff registration care-of address depending on the directionality indicator, but the communication traffic to or from the mobile node will not be disrupted during the transition period. Because the care-of address for the mobile node on the new foreign network can be used to direct communication traffic to or from the mobile node during this transition time period, no disruption of service will be encountered.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Transmission of information in a wireless communication system
Patent No. 9814003 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX), Sean McBeath (Irving, TX), Zhijun Cai (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13508462 on 11/08/2010 (2556 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for the transmission of information in a wireless communication system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of transmission in a wireless communication system comprises determining by a wireless device ([b]201[/b]) a configuration of a plurality of power amplifiers ([b]207[/b]) to achieve a single antenna transmission mode; amplifying a signal by said wireless device ([b]201[/b]) using the configuration of the plurality of power amplifiers ([b]207[/b]) to form a plurality of amplified signals; simultaneously transmitting at or about the same time by the wireless device ([b]201[/b]) to a base station ([b]202[/b]) the plurality of amplified signals from a plurality of physical antennas ([b]212[/b]), wherein the plurality of physical antennas ([b]212[/b]) are coupled to the configuration of the plurality of power amplifiers ([b]207[/b]); and wherein the measured transmit power from the totality of the plurality of physical antennas ([b]212[/b]) is about the same as the required transmit power using the single antenna transmission mode.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for providing mobility management and out-of-coverage indication in a conventional land mobile radio system
Patent No. 9814014 

Inventor(s): Arindam Roy (Plano, TX), Linda Trine (Keller, TX), Marshall Jobe (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): E.F. Johnson Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14325332 on 07/07/2014 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and a method for providing mobility management and out-of-coverage indication in a conventional Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. A radio provides its location and user group data to the disclosed system through its traffic channel when the channel is idle. Knowledge of the radio”s current location and user group data is used to provide dynamic call routing and data management within the disclosed system. The disclosed system and method may provide operability similar to that of a trunking system by providing mobility management and out-of-coverage indication while providing low-cost benefits through operation of a conventional system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Receiving control information through PDCCH
Patent No. 9814033 

Inventor(s): Dae Won Lee (Anyang-si, , KR), Dong Wook Roh (Anyang-si, , KR), Joon Kui Ahn (Anyang-si, , KR), Jung Hoon Lee (Anyang-si, , KR), Ki Jun Kim (Anyang-si, , KR), Yu Jin Noh (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15262298 on 09/12/2016 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for efficiently transmitting and receiving control information through a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) is provided. When a User Equipment (UE) receives control information through a PDCCH, the received control information is set to be decoded in units of search spaces, each having a specific start position in the specific subframe. Here, a modulo operation according to a predetermined first constant value (D) is performed on an input value to calculate a first result value, and a modulo operation according to a predetermined first variable value (C) corresponding to the number of candidate start positions that can be used as the specific start position is performed on the calculated first result value to calculate a second result value and an index position corresponding to the second result value is used as the specific start position. Transmitting control information in this manner enables a plurality of UEs to efficiently receive PDCCHs without collisions.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Mobility in a distributed antenna system
Patent No. 9814077 

Inventor(s): Charles Arthur Cliff (Richardson, TX), Thomas Aloysuis Sexton (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15254736 on 09/01/2016 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device, method or system implements operations to receive compressed samples of wireless transmissions from a plurality of user equipment (UEs) traveling through different communication regions in a wireless network, and detect information in the wireless transmissions of the UEs based on the compressed samples.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for managing emergency requests
Patent No. 9814082 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15253036 on 08/31/2016 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network component is provided. The network component including a component configured such that the network transmits a response message containing an indicator indicating that a first message is an emergency-related request, and such that the network receives a second message containing information associated with a user equipment (UE).

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


Method and system for service portability across disjoint wireless networks
Patent No. 9814086 

Inventor(s): Balaji S. Holur (Plano, TX), Kenneth W. Davidson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 11456872 on 07/12/2006 (4136 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for providing services to a communication session anchored to a micro wireless network includes providing at a router of the micro wireless network an interface for communication with a service node of a macro wireless network that is coupled to the micro wireless network. The interface is of a same type as used by a radio access network of the macro wireless network to communicate with the service node. Information associated with the session is communicated between the interface and the service node in a format used by the service node to communicate with the radio access network of the macro wireless network. The macro network provides portability services to the session of the micro wireless network through the interface.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Server rack system for mounting equipment
Patent No. 9814156 

Inventor(s): Hoainam James Tonthat (Greenville, TX), James Whitney Wilson (Navada, TX), Robert H. Mimlitch, III (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Innovation First, Inc. (Greenville, TX)
Law Firm: Much Shelist, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14865900 on 09/25/2015 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved server frame for securing equipment thereto. The server frame includes four corner secured between a base and a top. Each corner has a plurality of standard openings to receive ends of a standard rail system used to secure the equipment to the frame. The improvement defined by four interior posts, each has a base plate and an arm plate extending from the base plate. Each interior post is separately secured about the corner post. Each arm plate includes rail apertures. A pair of outer rails secured from the front to the rear of the server frame. Each outer rail has rear and front rear facing hooks configured to allow the outer rail to slide into engagement with the rail apertures on the interior posts, such that the outer rails are configured to receive inner rails secured to equipment for sliding the equipment into the server frame.

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


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Swaddle
Patent No. D801629 

Inventor(s): Jennifer Ann Cook (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Jennifer Ann, LLC (Roanoke, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29583638 on 11/08/2016 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Utility storage base or top
Patent No. D801804 

Inventor(s): Clark McCune (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): PLANO MOLDING COMPANY (Plano, IL)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29568756 on 06/21/2016 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof including a graphical user interface
Patent No. D801982 

Inventor(s): Andrew J. Dickerson (Allen, TX), Jeff Wilkinson (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Sughrue Mion, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29551939 on 01/19/2016 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Nasal dilator
Patent No. D802127 

Inventor(s): Brian D. Owens (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SIMPLICITY, LLC (Springville, UT)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29492718 on 06/02/2014 (1254 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Orthodontic bracket
Patent No. D802146 

Inventor(s): Anthony D. Viazis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ORALECT LICENSING, LTD. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29580245 on 10/06/2016 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Diagnostic analyzer
Patent No. D802156 

Inventor(s): Christina A. Barton (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT MOLECULAR INC. (Des Plaines, IL)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29558332 on 03/16/2016 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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