Dallas Invents: 84 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 9

Patents were granted for Triune IP's adaptive power control for energy harvesting, Reddy Ice's apparatus for storing and dispensing bagged ice, OraMetrix's Ortho treatment planning that uses a lip tracer, Dell's out-of-band beacon for securing IoT devices, and Essilor's self-healing hard coatings.

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Oct. 9, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 8

USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite) 8

Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 4

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth) 2

OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION (Lewisville) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite) 7


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

167 days
Accurate ECG I-point and J-point detection and measurement, Patent No.: 10092201
UNASSIGNED, Inventor: Zhongnong Jiang (Richardson, TX)  

3,711 days
System and method for providing carrier-independent VoIP communication, Patent No.: 10097695
Assignee: Fonality Inc. (Plano), Inventor: Christopher M. Lyman (Los Angeles, CA)  


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Agricultural adjuvants and processes for making and using same
Patent No. 10092004 

Inventor(s): Erika Pedraza (Union, KY), Hannah E. Toomey (Covington, KY), James Martin (Florence, KY), Kristin Herrel (Dallas, TX), Narayan K. Raman (Cincinnati, OH), Tatiana Craft (League City, TX)
Assignee(s): CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15272950 on 09/22/2016 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: An agricultural spray pre-mix composition, comprising from 0.01 wt % to 40 wt % of an agricultural spray adjuvant comprising a vinyl ester-based or vinyl acrylate-based polymer dispersion and greater than 15 wt % of a plasticizer and from 1 wt % to 50 wt % of a water conditioning agent.

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)


Snap-in edge trim design for end panels
Patent No. 10092104 

Inventor(s): Chera Selvan (Columbus, GA), Surendran Ramasamy (Dindigul, , IN)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346472 on 11/08/2016 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: An edge trim for display cases, and methods for making edge trim, are described. Instead of using tape or an adhesive to attach trim to the outer rims of end panels, a shape pattern is created in an extruded trim piece. Then polyurethane liquid can be added to the interior of the panel so that it also fills in the shape pattern. When the polyurethane solidifies into foam it will create a tight bond between the panels and the trim pieces.

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


Accurate ECG I-point and J-point detection and measurement
Patent No. 10092201 

Inventor(s): Zhongnong Jiang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kasha Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961952 on 04/25/2018 (167 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ECG system measures and annotates the I-point of in an ECG waveform from harmonic waveforms. Electrical impulses are received from a beating heart. The electrical impulses are converted to an ECG waveform. The ECG waveform is converted to a frequency domain waveform, which, in turn, is separated into two or more different frequency domain waveforms, which, in turn, are converted into a plurality of time domain cardiac electrophysiological subwaveforms and discontinuity points between these subwaveforms. The plurality of subwaveforms and discontinuity points are compared to a database of subwaveforms and discontinuity points for normal and abnormal patients. A discontinuity point is identified as the I-point of the ECG waveform from the comparison. The ECG waveform is displayed along with a marker at a location of the discontinuity point.

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


Orthodontic treatment planning using lip tracer
Patent No. 10092373 

Inventor(s): Charles L Abraham (Richardson, TX), Markus Kaufmann (Berlin, , DE), Peer Sporbert (Berlin, , DE), Phillip Getto (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OraMetrix, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert Berghoff LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14145996 on 01/01/2014 (1742 days app to issue)

Abstract: Three dimensional model of dentition obtained by scanning of teeth along with the patient”s two dimensional facial photograph is used to design the desired smile line for the patient by means of software instructions in the workstation.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Ocular formulations for drug-delivery to the posterior segment of the eye
Patent No. 10092549 

Inventor(s): David P. Bingaman (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): PanOptica, Inc. (Bernardsville, NJ)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14775357 on 03/14/2014 (1670 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)


Citrate-rich calcium-magnesium supplement and uses thereof
Patent No. 10092593 

Inventor(s): Charles Y. C. Pak (Dallas, TX), Khashayar Sakhaee (Dallas, TX), Orson W. Moe (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288210 on 10/07/2016 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an effervescent preparation of calcium and magnesium with additional citric acid in a defined ratio. Also disclosed is the use of these compositions to raise cardioprotective citrate and magnesium in serum to help prevent heart attacks from calcium supplements, and to provide bioavailable calcium and magnesium to prevent osteoporosis-related fractures and low blood magnesium from the use of proton pump inhibitors.

[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)


Tungstate treatment of the dysbiosis associated with gastrointestinal inflammation
Patent No. 10092596 

Inventor(s): Sebastian E. Winter (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, CA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14964487 on 12/09/2015 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides compositions of therapeutic agents and methods of use for reducing and/or treating gastrointestinal inflammation. In particular aspects, the tungstate salts described herein and pharmaceutical compositions thereof inhibit the activity of one or a plurality of anaerobic respiratory enzymes in facultative anaerobic bacteria such as, for example, Enterobacteriaceae, that can exacerbate inflammation. In particular embodiments, the present invention provides compositions of therapeutic agents for treating gastrointestinal inflammation, as well as methods for treating or preventing gut microbial imbalance due to an increase in the abundance of intestinal Enterobacteriaceae.

[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)


Air filtration media for air purification
Patent No. 10092672 

Inventor(s): Henry Greist (Richardson, TX), Sanjeev Hingorani (Richardson, TX), Thomas Wolowicz (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15296147 on 10/18/2016 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air filtration media for use with a heating ventilation and air condition (HVAC) system is provided. The filtration media comprises an air filter media layer having a first and second side, a PCO media layer having a first and second side, and a barrier layer positioned between the second side of the air filter media layer and the first side of the PCO media layer. The air filter media layer, barrier layer, and PCO layer are pleated together and enclosed within a frame for placement adjacent a light source within a plenum of the HVAC system.

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


Autoinjector apparatus
Patent No. 10092706 

Inventor(s): Neal D. Johnston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AMGEN INC. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14112479 on 04/20/2012 (2363 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.

[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]


Radiant barrier for automotive vehicle
Patent No. 10093207 

Inventor(s): Robert Day (Northfield Township, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15216010 on 07/21/2016 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of radiant barriers for vehicles are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a vehicle includes an interior cabin at least partially enclosed by a roof panel, a floor panel, and an engine compartment firewall, and a radiant barrier positioned within the interior cabin. The radiant barrier includes a first thermally reflective surface and a second thermally reflective surface opposite the first thermally reflective surface and separated from the first thermally reflective surface by a thickness t. The thickness t is constant along a length and a width of the radiant barrier. The radiant barrier at least partially thermally isolates the interior cabin from an external environment.

[A47C] CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G)


 

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

Pump having an automated gas removal and fluid recovery system and method using a gas removal reservoir having an internal partition
Patent No. 10092862 

Inventor(s): John C. Vines (Dallas, TX), John Laessle (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTEGRATED DESIGNS, L.P. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Snyder, Clark, Lesch Chung, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14473086 on 08/29/2014 (1502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A precision pump system having a motor driver for accurately and repeatedly delivering process fluid, (e.g., photo chemicals) using a pumping fluid with minimal process fluid loss to a fabrication process and whereby the motor driver can be easily and quickly replaced without interrupting the fluid flow path. This is accomplished with the use of a gas removal reservoir having at least one vertical partition therein and at least one free end near a top side of the gas removal reservoir where both the input and output to the gas removal reservoir are located on a bottom surface and a pumping fluid reservoir that are associated with the pump, either integrated with the pump or closely adjacent. In addition, this precision pump system can be remotely monitored, viewed and controlled over the Internet. In addition, trapped process fluid within a downstream filtering block can be recirculated to the gas removal reservoir when trapped gas in the filter is removed. Furthermore, a nitrogen gas source is connected to the gas removal reservoir via a valve in case a need to insert a gas is required. Alternative system embodiments are shown for recirculating process fluid back to the gas removal reservoir and/or the source line. Another alternative system has the pumping chamber coupled to the gas removal reservoir input.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Systems and methods for notifying a user about a temperature condition after a lapse of a remote start based on estimated temperature
Patent No. 10093253 

Inventor(s): Arata Sato (Ann Arbor, MI), Sergei Gage (Redford, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15424151 on 02/03/2017 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for notifying a user about a temperature condition of a passenger compartment of a vehicle after a lapse of a remote start of a drive system of the vehicle. The system and method include retrieving a weather forecast for an area in which the vehicle is located and estimating a future temperature of the passenger compartment in response to a remote start request. The future temperature of the passenger compartment is a temperature of the passenger compartment after a lapse of a predetermined runtime. In response to determining that the estimated future temperature is outside of the predetermined temperature range a notice is sent to a computing device.

[B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07)


Vehicles including front grille assemblies with auxiliary lever access panels
Patent No. 10093260 

Inventor(s): Brandon W. Letcher (Ypsilanti, MI), Mingher Fred Shen (Ann Arbor, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427540 on 02/08/2017 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a hood assembly that is located above an engine compartment. A hood latch assembly includes an auxiliary latch assembly. The auxiliary latch assembly includes an auxiliary lever that unlatches the auxiliary latch assembly from the hood assembly. A front grille assembly has an auxiliary lever access location formed as an opening between the hood assembly and the front grille assembly. An auxiliary lever access panel has a closed configuration that conceals at least a portion of the opening and an open configuration that exposes the opening to access the auxiliary lever.

[B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07)


Front end assemblies having reinforcement brackets
Patent No. 10093272 

Inventor(s): Jonathan J. Sander (Greenville, OH), Mingher F. Shen (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620289 on 06/12/2017 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a headlamp assembly, an upper bumper assembly, and a reinforcement bracket. The headlamp assembly includes a headlamp housing and a brace portion. The brace portion includes a front end that extends forward beyond the headlamp housing in the vehicle-longitudinal direction. The upper bumper assembly extends in a vehicle-lateral direction. The upper bumper assembly is positioned forward in the vehicle longitudinal direction with respect to the brace portion. The reinforcement bracket is attached to the brace portion. The reinforcement bracket has a rigidity higher than a rigidity of the brace portion. The reinforcement bracket reinforces the brace portion upon engagement with the upper bumper assembly as the upper bumper assembly deflects rearward in the vehicle-longitudinal direction in response to a front impact to the upper bumper assembly to inhibit movement of the upper bumper assembly rearward in the vehicle-longitudinal direction.

[B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07)


Route-vehicle road load management and/or operator notification thereof
Patent No. 10093299 

Inventor(s): Wesley M. Mays (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Cummins Inc. (Columbus, IN)
Law Firm: Taft Stettinius Hollister LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14625951 on 02/19/2015 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle may include a controller configured to control the vehicle to operate in an active control mode or a passive control mode. In the passive control mode, the controller may provide a feedback indicator on a human machine interface. In the active control mode, the controller may provide a control command to an engine control unit.

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


System and method for rotorcraft heading control
Patent No. 10093415 

Inventor(s): Jillian Samantha Alfred (Ft. Worth, TX), Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Robert Lee Fortenbaugh (Pantego, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15464084 on 03/20/2017 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of operating a rotorcraft includes operating the rotorcraft in a heading control mode that includes activating a yaw channel path of a heading controller and deactivating a roll channel path of the heading controller when a speed of the rotorcraft is less than a first speed threshold or a heading error is less than a heading error threshold, and activating the roll channel path of the heading controller and deactivating the yaw channel path of the heading controller when the speed of the rotorcraft is greater than a second speed threshold and the heading error is not less than the heading error threshold.

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


Method and apparatus for storing and dispensing bagged ice
Patent No. 10093482 

Inventor(s): Henrik Pape (Horsens, , DK)
Assignee(s): REDDY ICE TECHNOLOGY LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14760180 on 01/06/2014 (1737 days app to issue)

Abstract: An article storage and dispensing apparatus and method in which articles made by series production are distributed from an article supplier into a storage compartment of predetermined dimensions for storage of articles in front and rear rows of article storage positions. An article distributor in an upper portion of the storage compartment has a carriage, a carriage drive which is configured to drive the carriage in a reversible horizontal carriage drive direction across at least part of the width of the storage compartment, and an article support mounted on the carriage and configured to receive articles from the article supplier above the support when the carriage is in a start position. An article dispenser is associated with the article support to dispense articles selectively in opposite horizontal dispensing directions transverse to the carriage drive direction off the front and rear ends of the support to drop into front and rear article rows.

[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)


Graphene heat dissipating structure
Patent No. 10096536 

Inventor(s): Tarak A. Railkar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): National Technology Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Law Firm: Medley, Behrens Lewis, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15618000 on 06/08/2017 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various technologies presented herein relate to forming one or more heat dissipating structures (e.g., heat spreaders and/or heat sinks) on a substrate, wherein the substrate forms part of an electronic component. The heat dissipating structures are formed from graphene, with advantage being taken of the high thermal conductivity of graphene. The graphene (e.g., in flake form) is attached to a diazonium molecule, and further, the diazonium molecule is utilized to attach the graphene to material forming the substrate. A surface of the substrate is treated to comprise oxide-containing regions and also oxide-free regions having underlying silicon exposed. The diazonium molecule attaches to the oxide-free regions, wherein the diazonium molecule bonds (e.g., covalently) to the exposed silicon. Attachment of the diazonium plus graphene molecule is optionally repeated to enable formation of a heat dissipating structure of a required height.

[B82Y] SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES; MEASUREMENT OR ANALYSIS OF NANOSTRUCTURES; MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF NANOSTRUCTURES [2011.01]


 

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

Antioxidant Inflamation modulators: oleanolic acid derivatives with amino and other modifications at C-17
Patent No. 10093614 

Inventor(s): Eric Anderson (Southlake, TX), Melean Visnick (Irving, TX), Xin Jiang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): REATA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15615393 on 06/06/2017 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Compounds and derivatives of 2H-pyrido (3,2-b)(1, 4) oxazin 3)4H)-ones as raf kinase and LRRK2 inhibitors
Patent No. 10093681 

Inventor(s): Edward R. Biehl (Dallas, TX), Haribabu Ankati (Dallas, TX), Sukanta Kamila (Coleraine, , IE)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15273904 on 09/23/2016 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides oxazine compounds, method of using and method of making oxazine compounds and its pharmaceutical use.

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


Self-healing hard coatings
Patent No. 10094953 

Inventor(s): Haipeng Zheng (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d”Optique) (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14915817 on 09/03/2013 (1862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is presented herein that involves mixing a self-healing coating solution, a dispersion of colloidal nanoparticles, and at least one of a solvent or a surfactant, to obtain a composition, wherein the composition is capable of being cured into a coating that is transparent to visible light. An ophthalmic lens product obtained by this method is also presented herein.

[C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2]


Structural damage detection
Patent No. 10096175 

Inventor(s): Gregory S. Jones (Lewisville, TX), Marco A. Benavides (Dallas, TX), Stephanie De La Fuente (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: CRGO Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15152686 on 05/12/2016 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for structural damage detection in a vehicle. The method includes detecting a change in tension of a wire coupled to two different nodes of a multiplicity of nodes tethered to one another by way of tensioned wires and affixed to a portion of a vehicle. Thereafter, in response to the detection, data is uploaded that includes the change in tension to a computer remote form the vehicle over a computer communications network.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Insulated roof diaphragms and methods
Patent No. 10094113 

Inventor(s): Laurie Hill (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): RMAX OPERATING, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591457 on 05/10/2017 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roof system and related methods for installing the roof system. The roof system includes a roof diaphragm including a nail board and an insulating panel connected to the nail board, wherein the insulating panel is adapted to be positioned between the nail board and a roof frame so that the insulating panel engages the roof frame. In several exemplary embodiments, the nail board comprises one or both of: oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood. In several exemplary embodiments, the insulating panel comprises one or both of: a closed-cell rigid polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core and a polystyrene foam core. In several exemplary embodiments, the roof system further includes a plurality of nail board fasteners connecting the roof diaphragm to the roof frame, the nail board fasteners each extending through the nail board, through the insulating panel, and into the roof frame to a depth.

[E04C] STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S)


Downhole severing tools employing a two-stage energizing material and methods for use thereof
Patent No. 10094190 

Inventor(s): Antony F. Grattan (Mansfield, TX), Justine M. Davidson (Burleson, TX), Kevin O. Morton (Mansfield, TX), Steve S. Lin (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15121233 on 04/04/2014 (1649 days app to issue)

Abstract: It is sometimes necessary to sever a downhole tubular structure in the course of conducting subterranean operations. Detonation of an explosive material may be used to sever a tubular structure in some instances. Downhole severing tools may comprise: a housing; a two-stage energizing material within the housing, the two-stage energizing material comprising a high explosive and a reactive energizing material; at least one initiator coupled to the two-stage energizing material at least at a first location; and a detonator coupled to the at least one initiator; wherein upon detonation of the two-stage energizing material, the high explosive undergoes a primary reaction that propagates a secondary reaction of the reactive energizing material.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Protection of a safety valve in a subterranean well
Patent No. 10094199 

Inventor(s): James D. Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13908899 on 06/03/2013 (1954 days app to issue)

Abstract: A safety valve system for use in a subterranean well can include a safety valve protector connected downstream of a safety valve, whereby when closed the safety valve protector reduces a flow rate through the safety valve and prevents displacement of an object through the safety valve protector to the safety valve. Another safety valve system can include a safety valve protector which, when closed, reduces a flow rate through a safety valve, and the safety valve protector closes in response to the flow rate through the safety valve being above a predetermined level. In another safety valve system, each of the safety valve protector and the safety valve comprises an actuator, the actuators being connected by a line, and a signal transmitted by the line causes the safety valve protector actuator to close the safety valve protector, and then causes the safety valve actuator to close the safety valve.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Stuffing box leak containment apparatus
Patent No. 10094205 

Inventor(s): Christopher Joe White (Oklahoma City, OK), Darrel B. Fruit (Oklahoma City, OK), Jack G. Brewer (Chickasha, OK), Jerry Douglas Leopold (Yukon, OK), Steven L. Shroyer (Redondo Beach, CA), William Joseph Bickel, Jr. (Jones, OK,
Assignee(s): Anti-Pollution Technology, L.P. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: McAfee Taft (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15078773 on 03/23/2016 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: A containment apparatus for protecting a surrounding environment from leaks originating from a stuffing box is provided. In some embodiments, the containment apparatus utilizes a float switch to switch off a pump associated with the stuffing box when the level of a liquid in the vessel exceeds a predetermined level. The switch can communicate ultrasonically with a receiver that relays a message to a user. In some embodiments, the vessel comprises two half vessels that are lined by a metal frame along there mating edges.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Automatic transmission of a barrier status and change of status over a network
Patent No. 10096187 

Inventor(s): Brent Alan Rauscher (Keller, TX), Brent Buescher, Jr. (Wooster, OH), Mike Dragomier (North Canton, OH), Tom Deneen (Akron, OH)
Assignee(s): OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14682931 on 04/09/2015 (1279 days app to issue)

Abstract: An Internet based system for remotely monitoring and changing the open/closed door status of a garage door. A position detector is coupled to the door. The position detector has at least one tilt switch, and preferably two substantially orthogonal with respect to one another, for determining the barrier status, which indicates whether the door is in the open or closed position, and a wireless transmitter that transmits the barrier status to a multi-functional control module based upon a change thereof and/or an automatic pre-established periodic pulse. A multi-functional control module transmits the barrier status, upon a change thereof and/or an automatic pre-established periodic pulse to the Internet Cloud, and thereafter to a Smartphone. No request is ever made to obtain door status. The control module also receives a command from the Internet Cloud to move one or more doors. The control module pushes the barrier status to the Internet in response to receipt thereof, and not in response to a request for the barrier status. A Smartphone sends the command to the Internet, receives the barrier status therefrom, and displays the barrier status.

[E05F] DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION; CHECKS FOR WINGS; WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Variable-speed actuator
Patent No. 10094485 

Inventor(s): Daniel J. Morris (Forest, VA), William T. Dolenti (Lynchburg, VA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Magleby, Cataxinos Greenwood, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14935354 on 11/06/2015 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve actuator including an electric motor is disclosed that includes a solid-state motor controller capable of operating a motor at variable speeds and a gear set that provides inherent braking. The speed and torque of the valve actuator may be selected. The speed and torque experienced by a valve may be varied over the length of a valve stroke. The valve actuator may include logic sufficient to act as a process controller.

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


Light fixture retrofit kit and brackets thereof
Patent No. 10094519 

Inventor(s): Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Carter, DeLuca, Farrell Schmidt, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715233 on 09/26/2017 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A visible LED retrofit kit includes a chassis for an LED assembly and an elongated bracket including a first end portion and a bifurcated second end portion. The first end portion of the bracket is configured to be bent for attachment thereof to a first longitudinal side of a light fixture housing. The second end portion of the bracket includes a first tab and a second tab. The first tab is configured to be bent for attachment of the second end portion to a second longitudinal side of the light fixture housing. The second tab is configured to movably couple the chassis to the second longitudinal side of the light fixture housing.

[F21K] LIGHT SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

P H Y S I C S

Apparatus for visual reminder of surrendered burdens to God
Patent No. 10092123 

Inventor(s): Richard Alan Drew (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Rad Joy, LLC (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15139258 on 04/26/2016 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus for a visual reminder of surrendered burdens to God includes a wooden cross having first and second sides, where the wooden cross is configured to be viewable with at least one side visible. The apparatus further includes a plurality of paper notes configured to be inscribed upon by a user and be fastened to the at least one visible side of the wooden cross by a plurality of wrought iron nails.

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


Vehicle software upgrade techniques
Patent No. 10094673 

Inventor(s): David S. Breed (Miami Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13964143 on 08/12/2013 (1884 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for maintaining vehicle-resident map information may include, in a vehicle with at least one communications processor integrated within the vehicle, the at least one communications processor being operable to receive wireless transmissions including map information from a remote location separate and apart from the vehicle, obtaining GPS information relating to the vehicle. The map information received by the at least one communications processor may be downloaded from the remote location. A map corresponding to the map information, and an indication of the current vehicle location may be displayed within the map, based on the GPS information. The map information may correspond to the GPS information. Road information may be wirelessly transmitted to one or more locations based on the GPS information.

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


System and method for determining direct damage tolerance allowables
Patent No. 10094751 

Inventor(s): Bogdan R. Krasnowski (Bedford, TX), Xiaoming Li (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15079946 on 03/24/2016 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining damage tolerance allowables in a specimen, the method includes applying a cyclic load to a specimen until a first crack emanates from a notch in the specimen, the cyclic load having a maximum load and a minimum load. The method also includes applying a subsequent cyclic load to the specimen until the first crack grows to form a second crack emanating from the first crack, the subsequent cyclic load having the same maximum load but a greater minimum load.

[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)


Systems and methods for provisioning computing components through modular orchestration
Patent No. 10095369 

Inventor(s): David Tyszkiewicz (San Jose, CA), Michelle Proctor (Wylie, TX), Orone Laizerovich (Plano, TX), Thomas Otake (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14526045 on 10/28/2014 (1442 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and/or systems for automatically provisioning various computing components within a computing environment, such as a computing infrastructure are disclosed. More particularly, various compute, network, and storage components of a converged infrastructure, such as servers, databases, applications, operating systems, memories, switches and/or the like, may be automatically provisioned and allocated for use and access.

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


Memory system and method for improving write performance in a multi-die environment
Patent No. 10095412 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Manohar (Bangalore, , IN), Hua-Ling Cynthia Hsu (Fremont, CA), Jong Hak Yuh (Pleasanton, CA), Tien-Chien Kuo (Sunnyvale, CA), Victor Avila (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14939658 on 11/12/2015 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system and method for improving write performance in a multi-die environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a memory system is provided comprising a plurality of memory dies and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a programming status of each of the plurality of memory dies and dynamically adjust a maximum peak current limit of the plurality of memory dies based on the programming status of each of the plurality of memory dies. Other embodiments are provided.

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


System and method for performing renal therapy at a home or dwelling of a patient
Patent No. 10095840 

Inventor(s): Duston Mounts (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA (Glattpark (Opfikon), , CH), BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (Deerfield, IL)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15135810 on 04/22/2016 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing renal therapy at a home or dwelling of a patient using a renal therapy machine includes electronically retrieving a doctor”s prescription for renal therapy and based on the doctor”s prescription, enabling electronic selection of supplies, including a dialyzer, at a first location other than the patient”s home or dwelling by a person other than the patient. The method further includes electronically initiating a sending of the supplies and the renal therapy machine to the patient”s home or dwelling.

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


Systems and methods to secure industrial sensors and actuators
Patent No. 10095858 

Inventor(s): Chowdary Subbayya Yanamadala (Dallas, TX), Hal Kurkowski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: North Weber Baugh LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14223735 on 03/24/2014 (1660 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide for secure data communication in industrial process control architectures that employ a network of sensors and actuators. In various embodiments, data is secured by a secure serial transmission system that detects and authenticates IO-Link devices that are equipped with secure transceivers circuits, thereby, ensuring that non-trusted or non-qualified hardware is prevented from connecting to a network and potentially compromising system behavior.

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


Systems and methods for augmented reality view
Patent No. 10095929 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Michael Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913976 on 03/07/2018 (216 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting an augmented reality view are disclosed. Embodiments include a system with a database for personalizing an augmented reality view of a physical environment using at least one of a location of a physical environment or a location of a user. The system may further include a hardware device in communication with the database, the hardware device including a renderer configured to render the augmented reality view for display and a controller configured to determine a scope of the augmented reality view authenticating the augmented reality view. The hardware device may include a processor configured to receive the augmented reality view of the physical environment, and present, via a display, augmented reality content to the user while the user is present in the physical environment, based on the determined scope of the augmented reality view.

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


Predictive maintenance
Patent No. 10096004 

Inventor(s): Abhay Dabholkar (Allen, TX), Alfonso Jones (Irving, TX), Anoop Viswanath (Plano, TX), Brad Ford (Wylie, TX), Christopher Tsai (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14511354 on 10/10/2014 (1460 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicular maintenance is predicted using real time telematics data and historical maintenance data. Different statistical models are used, and an intersecting set of results is generated. Environmental weather may also be used to further refine predictions.

[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]


Technology event detection, analysis, and reporting system
Patent No. 10096034 

Inventor(s): Peter Z. Yeh (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14257559 on 04/21/2014 (1632 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technology analysis system automatically monitors information available from both publicly and privately distributed networks of information for details that are relevant to a technology hypothesis. The technology analysis system provides a technology radar that assists with determining how the technology hypothesis stands up against ongoing developments in technology. The technology analysis system also visualizes the technology hypothesis and its underlying precursor predictions using a web portal, dynamic document, or other visualization technique.

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


System and method for analyzing a powertrain configuration
Patent No. 10096052 

Inventor(s): Todd Wickstrum (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14997336 on 01/15/2016 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: A powertrain optimization device and method that compares a predicted performance of customer-selected vehicle components to a customer-selected optimization goal. The optimization goal is used to determine dynamic performance thresholds. The method compares gradability at cruise, gradability at peak torque, engine speed, and startability to the dynamic thresholds to determine whether the vehicle performance will be satisfactory. The customer selections of vehicle components, selections of optimization goals, and any acknowledgements of failed performance checks are stored for later use.

[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]


Method and system for image processing to classify an object in an image
Patent No. 10096118 

Inventor(s): Hong Heather Yu (West Windsor, NJ), Hongbing Li (Skillman, NJ), Jun Tian (Belle Mead, NJ), Yu Huang (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14990441 on 01/07/2016 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an image processing method, an object is located within an image. An area around the object is determined and divided into at least first and second portions based upon image information within the area. The object can then be classified based upon both image information in the first portion of the area and image information in the second portion of the area.

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


Decryption of access codes of diverse protocols in barrier operator systems
Patent No. 10096189 

Inventor(s): Mark Kenneth Siegesmund (Brookfield, WI), Vivien Neil Delport (Chandler, AZ)
Assignee(s): OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15200732 on 07/01/2016 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are alternate embodiments of various components of a barrier operator system. and methods of operation, including of the mechanical drive subsystem with segmented and self-locking rail unit, rail mounting supports, belt and chain drive tensioning, and drive assembly carriage and interface; the electronics and software routines for controlled operation of the various barrier operator functions; wall console communications with the barrier operator; encryption and decryption of access codes; establishment and monitoring of travel limits and barrier speed and force profiles; thermal protection of barrier operator drive motors; and establishment and control of communications from the barrier operator to accessories by way of a wireless adapter.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Dynamic management of programming states to improve endurance
Patent No. 10096355 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Manohar (Bangalore, , IN), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14842550 on 09/01/2015 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device with a memory may include improved endurance and programming speed by modifying the programming states of the memory blocks. For example, the blocks may be three bit memory blocks, but a dynamic reassignment of verify levels and read margins can result in the block acting like a two bit memory block. Memory blocks may be designed for a certain number of bits per cell (i.e. number of states) and the programming is based on that number. However, single level cell (SLC) programming is still possible in addition to programming according to the number of bits per cell that the memory is designed for. Multiple SLC programming steps can be used to modify the number of states for certain memory cells by the memory controller.

[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)


Setting operating points for circuits in an integrated circuit chip
Patent No. 10097091 

Inventor(s): Wei Huang (Frisco, TX), Xudong An (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Park, Vaughan, Fleming Dowler LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15793951 on 10/25/2017 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: The described embodiments include an apparatus that controls voltages for an integrated circuit chip having a set of circuits. The apparatus includes a switching voltage regulator separate from the integrated circuit chip and two or more low dropout (LDO) regulators fabricated on the integrated circuit chip. The switching voltage regulator provides an output voltage that is received as an input voltage by each of the two or more LDO regulators, and each of the two or more LDO regulators provides a local output voltage, each local output voltage received as a local input voltage by a different subset of the circuits in the set of circuits. During operation, a controller sets an operating point for each of the subsets of circuits based on a combined power efficiency for the subsets of the circuits and the LDO regulators, each operating point including a corresponding frequency and voltage.

[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]


System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 10097367 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD PI LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799629 on 10/31/2017 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices. A service manager, controlled by the subscription manager, distributes service specific configuration data to authenticated gateway devices.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Mobile user interface system and methods therefor
Patent No. 10097542 

Inventor(s): Andrew W. Hull (Grapevine, TX), Daniel M. Herring (Fort Worth, TX), Robert A. Woodward (Forth Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14579705 on 12/22/2014 (1387 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system. At least some embodiments are a system including a first processor and a non-volatile random access memory coupled to the first processor, the non-volatile random access memory storing program instructions for execution by the first processor in which the programming instructions are stored only in encrypted form. The system further includes an encryption engine coupled to the first processor and coupled to the non-volatile random access memory. A bridge logic device coupled is to the processor and configured to couple to an external peripheral network bus. The encryption engine is configured to decrypt software program instructions stored in the non-volatile random access memory for execution by the first processor.

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


Networked device access control
Patent No. 10097543 

Inventor(s): Gary Smith (Dallas, TX), Stephanie Andrews (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15147373 on 05/05/2016 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer apparatus is remotely initiated. Confirmation of a detected and authenticated presence of a user remote from the computer apparatus is detected and confirmed via a wireless network. Booting of the computer apparatus is initiated based on receiving confirmation of the detected and authenticated presence of the user remote from the computer apparatus. The computer apparatus is booted in a protected workstate that prevents access to the computer apparatus while the user is remote and until a local presence of the user is detected and authenticated. The computer apparatus is operable to be unprotected upon confirmation of the local presence of the user. The computer apparatus is also operable to be accessible to the user upon unprotecting the workstate of the computer apparatus.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Object speed weighted motion compensated interpolation
Patent No. 10096093 

Inventor(s): Gordon Petrides (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15592969 on 05/11/2017 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided for performing motion compensated interpolation using a previous frame and a current frame of a displayable output, the method comprising: detecting the speed of an object in the displayable output relative to the speed of a background in the displayable output; and blending results from a halo reducing interpolator and a median interpolator, wherein the results of each of the interpolators are weighted based on the speed of the object, to arrive at an interpolated frame using the previous frame and the current frame.

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


Three-dimensional resistive random access memory containing self-aligned memory elements
Patent No. 10096654 

Inventor(s): Eiji Hayashi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kazushi Komeda (Yokkaichi, , JP), Seje Takaki (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shin Kikuchi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takuya Futase (Yokkaichi, , JP), Teruyuki Mine (Yokkaichi, , JP), Toshihide Tobitsuka (Yokkaichi, , JP
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14851296 on 09/11/2015 (1124 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating material stack of insulator lines and first electrically conductive material layers is formed over a substrate, and is patterned to provide alternating stacks of insulating layers and first electrically conductive lines. A metal can be selectively deposited on the physically exposed sidewalls of the first electrically conductive material layers to form metal lines, while not growing from the surfaces of the insulator lines. The metal lines are oxidized to form metal oxide lines that are self-aligned to the sidewalls of the first electrically conductive lines. Vertically extending second electrically conductive lines can be formed as a two-dimensional array of generally pillar-shaped structures between the alternating stacks of the insulator lines and the first electrically conductive lines. Each portion of the metal oxide lines at junctions of first and second electrically conductive lines constitute a resistive memory element for a resistive random access memory (ReRAM) device.

[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]


Shaped magnetic bias circulator
Patent No. 10096879 

Inventor(s): Cary C. Kyhl (Grapevine, TX), Karl L. Worthen (Dallas, TX), Sankerlingam Rajendran (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15062686 on 03/07/2016 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circulator is provided, comprising, first second and third conductors forming three equally spaced junctions and a permanent magnet configured to apply a shaped bias magnetic field to a ferrite resonator in operable communication with the first, second, and third conductors. The permanent magnet comprises a substantially planar monolithic structure having defined thereon at least first and second substantially concentric regions having first and second respective magnetic field strength levels, wherein the second magnetic field strength level is lower than the first magnetic field strength level. The first and second magnetic field strength levels are configured to cooperate to shape an external bias magnetic field of the permanent magnet to counteract at least a portion of a demagnetizing effect resulting from of an overall shape of the ferrite resonator, to achieve a substantially uniform internal magnetic bias within at least a portion of the ferrite resonator.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Adaptive power control for energy harvesting
Patent No. 10096995 

Inventor(s): Brett Smith (McKinney, TX), Ross E. Teggatz (The Colony, TX), Wayne T. Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15639784 on 06/30/2017 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Advances in the arts are disclosed with novel methods and circuit systems for controlling power in an energy harvesting system. Techniques and related systems for controlling power output of an energy harvesting device provide for monitoring at least one power parameter at a power source and monitoring at least one power parameter at a load such as a storage medium. The power source output is adjusted in order to optimize energy harvesting and/or storage based on real-time performance parameters.

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


Light load detection and current drain cutoff in a power bank device
Patent No. 10097027 

Inventor(s): Hong Mao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (, , VG)
Law Firm: Imperium Patent Works (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15602063 on 05/22/2017 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power bank device has an input connector, an output connector, a DC-to-DC switching converter, a plurality of battery cells coupled together in series, and novel light load detection circuitry. The power bank device is operable in a discharging mode in which the battery cells power the DC-to-DC converter, and the converter drives a regulated DC voltage onto the output connector. The detection circuitry detects whether a light load condition exists in which only a small amount of current is being output onto the output connector. If the condition is detected, then the converter is disabled so that current flow out of the output connector is stopped. In one example, the condition is detected by supplying a constant current onto the output connector and detecting whether the voltage on the output connector rises and stays above a predetermined voltage for a predetermined amount of time.

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


Bioenergy storage and management system and method
Patent No. 10097065 

Inventor(s): N. Ross Buckenham (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CALIFORNIA BIOENERGY, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15137800 on 04/25/2016 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bioenergy management system and method for generating and supplying on-demand auxiliary electrical power is disclosed. The system/method includes a biogas generation unit (BGU) that produces biogas from dairy farm manure and stores the biogas in a biogas storage unit (BSU). An stored energy electric generation unit (SEGU) converts the stored biogas to electricity. A biogas control unit (BCU) measures the quality and quantity of biogas stored in the BSU and calculates available electric power (AEP) from this information. Depending on auxiliary electrical power requirements, a utility control unit (UCU) initiates an on-demand request for electric power (REP) to the BCU using a producer communication device (PCD)/utility communication device (UCD) data link. The BCU processes the REP from the UCU and negotiates electrical power (NEP) quantity. The BCU may electrically connect the SEGU to an electric transmission grid (ETG) to allow instantaneous/scheduled NEP delivery to the ETG.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


Three-level voltage bus apparatus and method
Patent No. 10097109 

Inventor(s): 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: 15653854 on 07/19/2017 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a first switch and a first capacitor connected in series between a first voltage bus and a second voltage bus, a second capacitor and a second switch connected in series between the first voltage bus and the second voltage bus and a diode coupled between a common node of the first switch and the first capacitor, and a common node of the second capacitor and the second switch.

[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]


Monolithic attenuator, limiter, and linearizer circuits using non-linear resistors
Patent No. 10097164 

Inventor(s): Michael Roberg (Plano, TX), Scott Schafer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15369575 on 12/05/2016 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: Monolithic attenuator, limiter, and linearizer circuitry to be integrated with other circuitry on a chip are provided. According to one aspect, a monolithic attenuator and limiter circuit comprises an input terminal, an output terminal, a first resistor having a first terminal coupled to the input terminal and a second terminal coupled to the output terminal, and a second resistor having a first terminal coupled to the first or second terminal of the first resistor and a second terminal coupled to ground. At least the first resistor is a non-linear resistor whose resistance changes as a function of the voltage across the resistor. The monolithic attenuator and limiter circuit may be part of a ”Pi” or ”Tee” topology. According to another aspect, a non-linear shunt resistor coupled to the input of an amplifier circuit can operate to linearize the gain of the amplifier circuit over a range of input levels.

[H03H] IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS; RESONATORS (measuring, testing G01R; arrangements for producing a reverberation or echo sound G10K 15/08; impedance networks or resonators consisting of distributed impedances, e.g. of the waveguide type, H01P; control of amplification, e.g. bandwidth control of amplifiers, H03G; tuning resonant circuits, e.g. tuning coupled resonant circuits, H03J; networks for modifying the frequency characteristics of communication systems H04B)


Integrated circuit layout wiring for multi-core chips
Patent No. 10097182 

Inventor(s): Chetan Bisht (Duluth, GA), Harry Scrivener, III (Lawrenceville, GA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14985887 on 12/31/2015 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit system-on-chip (SOC) includes a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of components made up of transistors formed in the substrate, and a plurality of interconnection lines providing electrical connectivity among the components. Use of a channel-less design eliminates interconnection channels on the top surface of the chip. Instead, interconnection lines are abutted to one another in a top layer of metallization, thus preserving 5-10% of chip real estate. Clock buffers that are typically positioned along interconnection channels between components are instead located within regions of the substrate that contain the components. Design rules for channel-less integrated circuits permit feed-through interconnections and exclude multi-fanout interconnections.

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


Wide capture range reference-less frequency detector
Patent No. 10097190 

Inventor(s): Gong Lei (Santa Clara, CA), Hung-Yi Lee (Santa Clara, CA), Liang Gu (Santa Clara, CA), Mamatha Deshpande (Santa Clara, CA), Miao Liu (Santa Clara, CA), Shou-Po Shih (Santa Clara, CA), Yen Dang (Santa Clara, CA), Yifan
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15394506 on 12/29/2016 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reference-less frequency detector circuit includes a sampling circuit that is configured to generate a frequency control voltage and a switch circuit control signal based on a frequency difference between a clock signal frequency and an input data rate. The frequency control voltage has a frequency down indication and a frequency up indication. A voltage-to-current converter circuit is coupled to the sampling circuit and is configured to convert the frequency control voltage to a frequency control current based on the switch circuit control signal. The voltage-to-current converter circuit includes an output switch circuit controlled by the switch control signal and is configured to have substantially equal respective latencies for the frequency down indication and the frequency up indication.

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


Method and apparatus for chip-on board flexible light emitting diode
Patent No. 10097228 

Inventor(s): Steven Cramer (Redmond, WA)
Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15138027 on 04/25/2016 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting device is disclosed having a plurality of LED chips mounted on a single planar flexible substrate, wherein the single planar flexible substrate is disposed in an arcuate orientation. A heat sink having an arcuate surface shaped to approximate the arcuate orientation of the flexible substrate is coupled to the flexible substrate between complementary arcuate surfaces. A luminescent coating is disposed about a top surface of the arcuate single planar flexible substrate.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Including feedback information regarding an individual subband of a wireless channel
Patent No. 10097247 

Inventor(s): Ashvin Chheda (Plano, TX), Gaurav Hemrajani (Irving, TX), Neng Wang (Plano, TX), Sairamesh Nammi (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15372537 on 12/08/2016 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: To report feedback information regarding a wireless channel, a mobile station determines whether a predefined condition is satisfied. In response to determining that the predefined condition is satisfied, feedback information regarding an individual one of plural subbands of the wireless channel is included in a first report to be sent to a base station. In response to determining that the predefined condition is not satisfied, aggregate feedback information regarding the plural subbands is included in a second report to be sent to the base station.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Threshold adjustment compensation of asymmetrical optical noise
Patent No. 10097266 

Inventor(s): Hung-Yi Lee (Cupertino, CA), Liang Gu (San Jose, CA), Miao Liu (Shanghai, , CN), Yuming Cao (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15429492 on 02/10/2017 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical data circuit includes threshold adjustment circuits to perform threshold adjustment compensation of asymmetrical optical noise. The optical data circuit includes an optical-to-electrical conversion circuit configured to produce first and second differential electrical data signals, at respective first and second electrical nodes, in response to an optical data signal. First and second digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuits are each respectively coupled to the first and second electrical nodes and configured to respectively generate first and second adjustment signals. The first and second DAC circuits are configured to adjust the first and second differential electrical data signals such that a zero-crossing point of positive data is pulled up in response to the first adjustment signal and a zero-crossing point of negative data is pulled down in response to the second adjustment signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Optical modulator bias locking
Patent No. 10097277 

Inventor(s): Chunlei Liao (San Jose, CA), Hongbing Lei (San Jose, CA), Hongmin Chen (Davis, CA), Jianying Zhou (Acton, MA), Xiao Shen (San Bruno, CA), Xueyan Zheng (Dublin, CA), Yu Sheng Bai (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15414349 on 01/24/2017 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a first input tap; a first optical modulator coupled to the first input tap; a first output tap coupled to the first optical modulator so that the first optical modulator is positioned between the first input tap and the first output tap; and a controller indirectly coupled to the first input tap and the first output tap.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Securing IoT devices using an out-of-band beacon
Patent No. 10097358 

Inventor(s): Warren Wade Robbins (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15133294 on 04/20/2016 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for securing network devices through the use of an out-of-band beacon are described. In some embodiments, a method may include broadcasting, by a gateway, a wireless beacon that is out-of-band with respect to communications between the gateway and a plurality of devices over a network, where the wireless beacon includes a token; receiving an encrypted packet at the gateway as part of the communications; decrypting the encrypted packet into an intermediate payload by the gateway using a public key, where the public key corresponds to a certificate provisioned to each of the plurality of devices; and decrypting the intermediate payload into a decrypted packet by the gateway using the token.

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


Resilient virtual optical switches over less reliable optical networks
Patent No. 10097376 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Qiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15423098 on 02/02/2017 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems of a physical optical network that may implement and/or manage a virtual optical network (VON) that interconnects multiple data centers. Virtual nodes based the multiple data centers to be interconnected may be determined, and each of the virtual nodes may be mapped to at least two physical nodes of the physical optical network. Virtual links for pairs of the virtual nodes may be determined, and each virtual link may be mapped to at least one optical network connection of the physical optical network. At least one of a physical node impairment and an optical network connection impairment that is associated with a first physical node implementing a first virtual node may be detected, and the first virtual node may be implemented via a second physical node.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Service assurance platform as a user-defined service
Patent No. 10097427 

Inventor(s): David H. Lu (Irving, TX), Robert Best (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882060 on 01/29/2018 (253 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a service assurance platform. A service assurance platform can be provided by a computing device comprising a processor. The computing device can obtain a service order comprising a request for functionality. The computing device can initiate determination of service offerings available to provide the functionality and initiate presentation of the service offerings determined to be available. The computing device can obtain a selection of a service offering of the service offerings and initiate orchestration of the service offering to instantiate a service that provides the functionality.

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


System and method for providing carrier-independent VoIP communication
Patent No. 10097695 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Lyman (Los Angeles, CA)
Assignee(s): Fonality, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12228301 on 08/11/2008 (3711 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for seamlessly providing carrier-independent VoIP calls initiated using an existing carrier-issued telephone number are provided. In exemplary embodiments, the existing carrier-issued telephone number to be called is received. Subsequently, a status regarding if the existing carrier-issued telephone number is a registered telephone number stored in a carrier-independent database is determined. If the existing carrier-issued telephone number comprises a registered telephone number in the carrier-independent database, a call is established via peer-to-peer connection using an address associated with the registered telephone number. However, if the existing carrier-issued telephone number is not a registered telephone number in the carrier-independent database, the call is placed via a standard route.

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


Read-out integrated circuit with integrated compressive sensing
Patent No. 10097774 

Inventor(s): David U. Fluckiger (Allen, TX), Robert C. Gibbons (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15322633 on 07/10/2015 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, a Read-Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC) with integrated Compressive Sampling (CS) is provided. The ROIC includes an input to couple to a photodetector array including a plurality of photodetectors and is configured to generate compressed image data by sampling and summing the values of the plurality of photodetectors consistent with a set of Compressive Sampling Measurement Matrices and provide the resulting coded aggregates to a signal processor as compressed image data.

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


Digital output binning
Patent No. 10097775 

Inventor(s): Joshua Lund (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15266134 on 09/15/2016 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging system includes a readout integrated circuit (ROIC) is operatively connected to receive photocurrent from a plurality of photodetectors (e.g., from a plurality of photodetectors of a photodetector array (PDA)). An event detection circuit in each ROIC pixel readout circuit generates binary output data, wherein the ROIC compresses the binary output data with a logical summary binning of NM pixel binary outputs into a single summary output bit. The ROIC can be configured to receive image data from the photodetectors to form an image at a first frame rate, and to receive the binned binary data from the photodetectors at a second frame rate higher than the first frame rate.

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


System and method for depth map coding for smooth depth map area
Patent No. 10097838 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Jianhua Zheng (Beijing, , CN), Nam Ling (San Jose, CA), Zhouye Gu (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX), Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14882256 on 10/13/2015 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for coding a coding unit that is coded with a single sample value is provided. The method selects a coding pattern from at least two predetermined coding patterns, each of which includes a plurality of boundary neighboring samples of the coding unit that have been reconstructed, and decodes the coding unit according to a value of at least one of the plurality of boundary neighboring samples of the selected coding pattern that is available.

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


Perceptual optimization for model-based video encoding
Patent No. 10097851 

Inventor(s): Myo Tun (McKinney, TX), Sangseok Park (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Euclid Discoveries, LLC (Concord, MA)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15356142 on 11/18/2016 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: Perceptual statistics are used to compute importance maps that indicate which regions of a video frame are important to the human visual system. Importance maps may be generated from encoders that produce motion vectors and employ motion estimation for inter-prediction. The temporal contrast sensitivity function (TCSF) may be computed from the encoder”s motion vectors. Quality metrics may be used to construct a true motion vector map (TMVM), which refines the TCSF. Spatial complexity maps (SCMs) can be calculated from simple metrics (e.g. block variance, block luminance, SSIM, and edge detection). Importance maps with TCSF, TMVM, and SCM may be used to modify the standard rate-distortion optimization criterion for selecting the optimum encoding solution. Importance maps may modify encoder quantization. The spatial information for the importance maps may be provided by a lookup table based on block variance, where negative and positive spatial QP offsets for block variances are provided.

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


Velocity-weighted analysis of user equipment location data
Patent No. 10097960 

Inventor(s): Kuang-Chi Tung (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15438692 on 02/21/2017 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: Velocity-weighted analysis of UE location data is disclosed. UE velocity can be determined from the change in position and time. UE dwell can also be determined from the change in position and time. UE dwell and UE velocity can be inversely related. UE dwell an UE velocity can be correlated to a likelihood that an event occurrence related to a point of interest affects UE travel between a first and second location. A location of the point of interest can be determined to be in a region corresponding to a path between the first and second location. The region can be associated with the UE dwell and/or UE velocity, such that a probability of interaction can be determined for the event occurrence for the point of interest. The region can comprise a probable UE path based on historical UE data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System, method, and computer-readable medium for mobile-terminated SMS message delivery for a mobile station attached with an IP-femtocell system
Patent No. 10097971 

Inventor(s): Christopher Martin Edward Osborn (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): RED HAT, INC. (Raleigh, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475641 on 03/31/2017 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium that facilitates delivery of mobile-terminated short message service messages to a mobile station attached with a femtocell system are provided. A convergence server deployed in a core network receives a short message for short message service delivery to a mobile station attached with a femtocell system. If there is no active traffic channel with the mobile station, or if the short message is to be delivered to the mobile station via a paging channel, the femtocell system triggers an authentication process. The convergence server constructs a short message service delivery request message, transmits the short message service delivery request message to the femtocell system, and receives one of an acknowledgement and a negative acknowledgment regarding delivery of the short message to the mobile station. The convergence server thereafter notifies the message center of the acknowledgment or negative acknowledgement received thereby.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Communicating location specific emergency information to a mobile device
Patent No. 10097982 

Inventor(s): Christian E. Loza (Denton, TX), Hung Tack Kwan (Grand Prairie, TX), Mathews Thomas (Flower Mound, TX), Olivia G. Loza (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15798260 on 10/30/2017 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: An occurrence of an emergency situation pertinent to people presently located within a venue can be identified. Responsive to identifying the emergency situation pertinent to the people located within the venue, an emergency alert can be automatically communicated to a first mobile device. The emergency alert can provide contextual information pertaining to the emergency situation, wherein the contextual information indicates precautions to be observed by the user. The emergency alert can be configured to be presented by the first mobile device to the user to alert the user to the emergency situation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for releasing connection with local GW when UE moves out of the residential/enterprise network coverage
Patent No. 10098049 

Inventor(s): Noun Choi (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15055027 on 02/26/2016 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a method in a core network communicatively connected with a first radio access network (RAN) comprising a first network element, and a second RAN comprising a second network element, includes receiving a first Non Access Stratum (NAS) message via the second network element from a User Equipment (UE), where the UE has, with the first network element, a selected IP traffic offload (SIPTO) PDN connection. The mobility management node detects that the UE is connected to the second network element that is different from the first network element that has a first identifying characteristic, where the detecting comprises determining that the first NAS message is received with a second identifying characteristic of the second network element different from the first identifying characteristic associated with the SIPTO PDN connection.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Device, network, and method of cell discovery
Patent No. 10098060 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15421924 on 02/01/2017 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for network cell discovery. In an embodiment, a method in a mobile device includes receiving, at the mobile device, at least one parameter from a first network component, wherein the at least one parameter is associated with a discovery signal (DS) generated by and transmitted from a second network component, wherein the parameter specifies a time period between successive transmissions of the DS, an offset within the time period, and a duration of each transmission of the DS; receiving, at the mobile device, according to the time period and the offset, the DS from the second network component; and suspending reception on a first carrier radio resource during a gap in successive transmissions on the first carrier radio resource and receiving a signal on a second carrier radio resource during the gap, wherein the gap is determined according to the parameter.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel of a mobile communication system
Patent No. 10098097 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724559 on 10/04/2017 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel is disclosed. A first example method disclosed herein includes receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a downlink control channel carrying a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource indicator, mapping the PUCCH resource indicator to a first offset, mapping a position of the downlink control channel to a second offset, and mapping a linear combination of the first and second offsets to an index identifying a first PUCCH resource. A second example method disclosed herein includes, in response to receiving, at a UE, an indication of a dynamic resource offset in an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) transmitted in a first ePDCCH set, determining a position of the ePDCCH and a subframe offset, and processing the indication of the dynamic resource offset, the position and the subframe offset to determine an allocated uplink control channel resource for the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for protecting time slots
Patent No. 10098111 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902683 on 02/22/2018 (229 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for prioritizing first group devices over second group devices in accessing a channel during a time slot scheduled for communications by the first group devices is provided. The method includes generating a frame comprising a Duration field containing a value set to a sum of a duration of a frame exchange including a transmission of the frame and a duration of a time extension, and transmitting the frame in the time slot.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D830269 

Inventor(s): Luis M. Garcia (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29597797 on 03/20/2017 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D830271 

Inventor(s): Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593891 on 02/14/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D830272 

Inventor(s): Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593892 on 02/14/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D830273 

Inventor(s): Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593893 on 02/14/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D830274 

Inventor(s): Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593895 on 02/14/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D830275 

Inventor(s): Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593899 on 02/14/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D830276 

Inventor(s): Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593900 on 02/14/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D830278 

Inventor(s): Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29597792 on 03/20/2017 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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