Dallas Invents: 86 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 22

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patents out of 250 metros.

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Dec. 22, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 6
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 4
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 4
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 2
G: PHYSICS 22
H: ELECTRICITY 33
DESIGN: 10


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 18
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 5
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) 2
Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2
Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin) 2
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston) 2
Mary Kay Inc. (Addison) 2
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 2

UNASSIGNED 4


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney) 2
Jeff Busby (Millsap) 2
Kent Boomer (Aledo) 2
Matt Boyd (Fort Worth) 2
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Concave cover plate system and methods
Patent No. 10869427 

Inventor(s): Brian Robertson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16050714 on 07/31/2018 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention comprises a method for increasing the harvesting effectiveness of a combine harvester using a removable cover plate assembly, which may be quickly attached, detached and adjusted to the exterior of a concave grate of a combine harvester in order to adjust the flow characteristics of the concave or separator grate assemblies. The method for using the cover plate assembly increases the threshing capability of the rasp bar threshing cylinder while simultaneously capturing additional threshed grain. Moreover, the cover plate assembly of the present invention enables a single set of concave grate assemblies to better harvest a wider variety of crop types.

[A01F] THRESHING (combines A01D 41/00); BALING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STATIONARY APPARATUS OR HAND TOOLS FOR FORMING OR BINDING STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE INTO BUNDLES; CUTTING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STORING AGRICULTURAL OR HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE (arrangements for making or setting stacks in connection with harvesting A01D 85/00)


Portable paper organizer
Patent No. 10869551 

Inventor(s): Bill R. Naifeh (Dallas, TX), Teri Kramer (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16530057 on 08/02/2019 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a free standing paper organizational system comprising: a base; at least one vertical support member having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to the base; a handle component coupled to the second end of the at least one vertical support member; at least one fixed or removable shelf unit comprising a first shelf member extending from the vertical support member at a predetermined angle.

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


Tooth attachment placement device
Patent No. 10869738 

Inventor(s): Phillip Getto (Dallas, TX), Rohit Sachdeva (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): DENTSPLY SIRONA INC. (York, PA)
Law Firm: Dentsply Sirona Inc. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15804048 on 11/06/2017 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a preferred embodiment of the disclosure, tooth attachment placement (TAP) device or for assisting a user in placing one or more appliances or attachments on one or more teeth is disclosed. The TAP device comprises single tooth jigs connected through splines. The geometry of the device is automatically designed in the treatment planning unified workstation, thereby generating a digital STL file. Then the device is created from a non-flexible biocompatible material by a 3D printer in accordance with the digital STL file. Appliance, for example, may be a bracket or a bracket shim; and the attachment may be an aligner attachment or a pad. Different embodiments of the TAP device are disclosed. Methods for verifying the accuracy of the placements of the brackets on the teeth using the TAP device are disclosed.

[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)


Topical skin formulations
Patent No. 10869821 

Inventor(s): Bob Foley (Addison, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX), Julia Collier (Addison, TX), Tiffany Carle (Addison, TX), Wanli Zhao (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16232723 on 12/26/2018 (727 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of treating skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to a peron”s skin a composition comprising 0.0001% to 5% w/w of a hydrolyzed algae extract comprising exopolysaccharides from [i]Halymenia durvillei[/i], and 0.0001% to 5% w/w of a saccharide isomerate comprising an exopolysaccharide synthesized by [i]Vibrio alginolyticus[/i], wherein at least one of skin permeability is decreased, filaggrin production is increased, skin moisture is increased, occludin production is increased, or TNF production is inhibited in the skin.

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


Compositions and methods of modulating short-chain dehydrogenase activity
Patent No. 10869871 

Inventor(s): Bruce Posner (Richardson, TX), James K.V. Wilson (Dallas, TX), Joseph Ready (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (Cleveland, OH), THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15785259 on 10/16/2017 (1163 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compounds and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity, modulating tissue prostaglandin levels, treating disease, diseases disorders, or conditions in which it is desired to modulate 15-PGDH activity and/or prostaglandin levels include 15-PGDH inhibitors described herein.

[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)


Topical cosmetic compositions
Patent No. 10870022 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Plano, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379188 on 04/09/2019 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use for reducing tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-) and/or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production in skin cells by topically applying to skin in need thereof, a composition comprising an effective amount of [i]Opuntia ficus[/i]-[i]indica tuna, Opuntia ficus[/i]-[i]indica nopales[/i], or both, or extracts thereof, to reduce TNF- or VEGF production in skin cells.

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


 

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

Method for limiting interlaminar fatigue in composite laminate and a component incorporating the same
Patent No. 10870265 

Inventor(s): Bogdan Roman Krasnowski (Bedford, TX), Robert Arnold Brack (Bedford, TX), Robert Wardlaw (Keller, TX), Xiaoming Li (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781355 on 02/04/2020 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of manufacturing composite laminate, including providing a first fibrous material having a plurality of fibers, providing a second fibrous material having a plurality of fibers, disposing the fibers of the first fibrous material in a first polymeric matrix, disposing the fibers of the second fibrous material in a second polymeric matrix, laying up a plurality of the first fibrous material on a rigid structure, laying up the second fibrous material on the rigid structure, wherein the first fibrous material is in contact with the second fibrous material, curing the first polymeric matrix, creating a plurality of baseline layers from the plurality of first fibrous material and the first polymeric matrix, and curing the second polymeric matrix, creating a compliant layer from the second fibrous material and the second polymeric matrix. The compliant layer is stronger than each individual baseline layers.

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


Logistics support aircraft having a minimal drag configuration
Patent No. 10870487 

Inventor(s): Glenn Edward Isbell, Jr. (Aledo, TX), John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Matthew John Hill (Keller, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427311 on 05/30/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft is operable to transition between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a biplane orientation. The aircraft includes an airframe having first and second wings with first and second pylons extending therebetween forming a central region. A two-dimensional distributed thrust array and a flight control system are coupled to the airframe. A nose cone and an afterbody are each selectively coupled to the airframe. In a cargo delivery flight configuration, the nose cone and the afterbody are coupled to the airframe such that the nose cone and the afterbody each extend between the first and second wings and between first and second pylons to form a cargo enclosure with an aerodynamic outer shape. In a minimal drag flight configuration, the nose cone and the afterbody are not coupled to the airframe such that air passes through the central region during flight.

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


Manually-initiated synchronization apparatuses for connecting independently-driven platforms to conveying platforms for movement therewith
Patent No. 10870542 

Inventor(s): Brian McElroy (Winchester, KY), Robert Aaron Allex (Ewing, KY), Ronald Scott Friend (Jeffersonville, KY)
Assignee(s): North America, Inc. (Plano, TX), Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16670171 on 10/31/2019 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: An independently-driven platform used in vehicle assembly includes a side frame and a manually-initiated synchronizing apparatus mounted to the side frame. The manually-initiated synchronizing apparatus includes a linear actuator including a cylinder portion mounted to the side frame and a rod portion that extends and retracts from the cylinder portion. A conveying platform engagement member has a front that faces a conveying direction when synchronizing with a synchronization tab of a conveying platform, a rear that faces an upstream direction and a top connected to the rod portion of the manually-initiated synchronizing apparatus. The conveying platform engagement member has a notch in the rear that is configured to engage the synchronization tab.

[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)


Elastomeric gel body gasket having a substantially incompressible skeleton, a method of making and using the same
Patent No. 10871229 

Inventor(s): Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Dry (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): The Patent Well LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16223912 on 12/18/2018 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.

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


 

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

Technology to identify [i]Candida auris[/i]
Patent No. 10870829 

Inventor(s): Wolfram Siede (Benbrook, TX)
Assignee(s): Santa Fe BioLabs LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16872436 on 05/12/2020 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for identifying [i]Candida auris [/i]is disclosed. The system has two aspects. The first is a positive selection of [i]C. auris [/i]based on [i]C. auris[/i]”s distinctive resistance to quaternary ammonium compounds (especially at elevated incubation temperatures). The second is a negative selection of [i]C. auris [/i]based on [i]C. auris[/i]”s distinctive sensitive to tert-Butyl-hydroperoxide. [i]C. auris [/i]can be identified in a sample through use of a positive-selection culture medium, which fosters [i]C. auris [/i]colony growth while suppressing growth of other yeasts. The isolate can be confirmed as [i]C. auris [/i]through use of a negative-selection culture medium, which suppresses [i]C. auris [/i]colony growth while permitting growth of other yeasts.

[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]


Inhibitory RNA-based therapeutics targeting ANLN for cancer treatment
Patent No. 10870854 

Inventor(s): Hao Zhu (Dallas, TX), Shuyuan Zhang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16308669 on 05/24/2017 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include compositions and methods related to certain siRNA compositions for the treatment of cancer. In specific embodiments, siRNAs are employed for treatment of cancer, including at least liver cancer. Therapeutic methods, compositions, and kits are encompassed in the disclosure.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


Method for accurate sequencing of DNA
Patent No. 10870882 

Inventor(s): Dominika Borek (Dallas, TX), Zbyszek Otwinowski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978208 on 05/14/2018 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: DNA is sequenced by (a) independently sequencing first and second strands of a dsDNA to obtain corresponding first and second sequences; and (b) combining the first and second sequences to generate a consensus sequence of the dsDNA. By independently sequencing first and second strands the error probability of the consensus sequence approximates a multiplication of those of the first and second sequences.

[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]


Enzymatic method for detecting polyaromatic hydrocarbons
Patent No. 10871484 

Inventor(s): Darshan N. Kasal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BIOO Scientific Corporation (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14833886 on 08/24/2015 (1947 days app to issue)

Abstract: Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from industrial waste and oil spills are a recurrent threat to food safety due to their stability and toxicity. Existing methods to establish the concentrations of PAH in environmental and food samples rely on expensive and laborious methodology. The teachings herein provide methods and kits for detecting the presence or absence of PAH. In certain embodiments, the quantity of PAH in a sample can be determined.

[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Method for operating a building closure
Patent No. 10871020 

Inventor(s): Christian Dietz (Wipperfrth, , DE), Willi Ressel (Wittenberg, , DE)
Assignee(s): Overhead Door Corporation (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14840356 on 08/31/2015 (1940 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a building closure is disclosed. The building closure may be in the shape of a sectional door or a garage door. The position of the building closure and a motor current of a drive device is monitored by a control apparatus. When the building closure stands still, an electrical drive device arrests the building enclosure by providing an electrically conducting connection between winding of the drive device to ground. The position detection device continues to monitor a signal change such that in response to the signal change, the arresting is suspended and the electrical drive device is at least partially energized.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Whipstock assembly with a support member
Patent No. 10871034 

Inventor(s): Wesley P. Dietz (Carrollton, TX), William W. Dancer (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16060370 on 02/26/2016 (1761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well apparatus includes a bottom hole assembly (BHA) comprising a cutting structure at one end of the BHA, a whipstock assembly for selectively deflecting the BHA to form a deviated wellbore, a whipstock connector releasably connecting the whipstock assembly to the BHA, and a whipstock support member extending between the BHA and the whipstock assembly and spaced from the whipstock connector.

[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]


Replaceable nozzle for drilling bit
Patent No. 10871039 

Inventor(s): Jason Maw (Beaumont, , CA)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239392 on 01/03/2019 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nozzle for a drill bit such as may be used to drill for oil or natural gas. The nozzle includes a generally-cylindrical body having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end for insertion into a drill bit body, and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The nozzle body defines a longitudinal bore through the nozzle along the longitudinal axis. The nozzle further includes one or more lobes extending radially from the nozzle body near the distal end. Each of the lobes is displaced axially from the distal end such that a cylindrical portion of the nozzle body is disposed between the distal end and the lobe. The nozzle further includes a fitting in the distal end configured to engage a tool for imparting rotational torque to the nozzle about the longitudinal axis. Such a nozzle is preferably insertable into a drill bit body from outside the body.

[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]


Controlled bypass plug and method
Patent No. 10871048 

Inventor(s): David S. Wesson (Fort Worth, TX), John T. Hardesty (Fort Worth, TX), Philip M. Snider (Tomball, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133856 on 09/18/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite plug for sealing a well includes a mandrel having an internal bore, the mandrel having a first end and a second end, opposite to the first end, and the bore extending from the first end to the second end; plural elements distributed along the mandrel in a given order and configured to seal the well; and a bypass mechanism, different from the bore, built into the composite plug and configured to allow a controlled leak of a fluid from the well, past the composite plug.

[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]


Degradable plug for a downhole tubular
Patent No. 10871052 

Inventor(s): Michaei Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Pete Dagenais (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16321883 on 09/15/2016 (1559 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and related method of assembling a degradable plug adapted to selectively permit fluid communication through a flow path of a downhole tubular. In an exemplary embodiment, the method includes providing a housing defining an internal flow passage and one or more internal annular grooves adjoining the internal flow passage; positioning a generally cylindrical core within the internal flow passage; applying a first axially compressive force against the core so that respective exterior portions of the core expand or flow into the one or more internal annular grooves of the housing and the housing elastically deforms in a radially outward direction; and removing the first axially compressive force from the core so that the housing recoils in a radially inward direction, which is opposite the radially outward direction, thus placing a first stress on the core.

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


 

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

 

Sealant having fireworthy properties for use with aircraft parts
Patent No. 10870025 

Inventor(s): Chad Knight (Dodd City, TX), Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX), Peter Sibello (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): The Patent Well LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16681234 on 11/12/2019 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.

[F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS


Air diffuser
Patent No. 10871304 

Inventor(s): David G. Pich (Frisco, TX), Ernest Freeman (Little Elm, TX), Mark J. Costello (Plano, TX), Ryan M. Perkinson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15345030 on 11/07/2016 (1506 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward an air diffuser that includes a mounting plate having an opening in a center portion of the mounting plate, where the opening is configured to be coupled to ductwork, a low flow adapter coupled to the mounting plate and disposed over the opening, where the low flow adapter includes extruded nozzles configured to increase a velocity and induction of air flow directed toward an interior space, and where the extruded nozzles are disposed at an angle with respect to a horizontal plane defined by the center portion of the mounting plate, and a diffusion plate coupled to the mounting plate, such that the low flow adapter is positioned between the mounting plate and the diffusion plate.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


 

P H Y S I C S

Surface sensing method for corrosion sensing via magnetic modulation
Patent No. 10871469 

Inventor(s): Christian Link (Plano, TX), Leonardo William Estevez (Rowlett, TX), Terry Lee Sculley (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16032553 on 07/11/2018 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes pulsating a magnetic field at a first location associated with an external surface of a wall containing magnetic material. The method also includes measuring at least one characteristic of the pulsating magnetic field at a second location associated with the external surface of the wall. The at least one characteristic changes based on corrosion on an internal surface the wall between the first and second locations. The magnetic field could be pulsated by applying an AC signal to a conductive coil or by vibrating a magnet. The method could also include analyzing the at least one measured characteristic to identify an amount of the corrosion and/or a change in the amount of the corrosion. Use of the internal surface the wall could be modified based on the amount or change of the corrosion. Multiple magnetic fields can be generated at multiple first locations, and the at least one characteristic can be measured at multiple second locations.

[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)


Semiconductor device handler with chuck clamp interlock
Patent No. 10871507 

Inventor(s): Daniel Mendoza Ramirez, Jr. (Baguio, , PH), Giovanni Hufana Nieva (Baguio, , PH), Sonny Baskias Concepcion (Benguet, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227743 on 12/20/2018 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a clip mounted to a base that pivots about a first pivot axis between a first position and a second position. An abutment surface of the clip is spaced from a path of a carrier structure when the clip is in the first position. The abutment surface engages the carrier structure to secure the carrier structure and a device to the apparatus when the clip is in the second clip position. A cam includes a first surface that pivots the clip to the first clip position when the cam is in the first cam position. The cam includes a second surface that extends into an opening of the base when the cam is in a first position to allow a stop plate pin to engage the cam to rotate the cam from the first position to a second position when a stop plate is installed.

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


High-voltage isolator testing
Patent No. 10871514 

Inventor(s): Andrew Patrick Couch (Garland, TX), Chi-Tsung Lee (New Taipei, , TW), Chien-Lin Wu (New Taipei, , TW), David Anthony Graham (Plano, TX), Ming-Chuan You (New Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15151159 on 05/10/2016 (1687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A handler for holding an electronic device during high voltage testing includes conductive lead guides for shorting leads on one side of the isolator together and connectors connecting the lead guides to conductors.

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


Fuel cell stack prediction utilizing IHOS
Patent No. 10871519 

Inventor(s): Jared Farnsworth (Gardena, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15806239 on 11/07/2017 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and device for real-time two-dimensional modeling of a fuel cell stack of a vehicle. The method includes obtaining a dataset having multiple data points. A data point of the multiple data points is associated with one set of conditions and a homotopic operating state. The method includes generating a first matrix that has multiple sets of conditions from the plurality of data points. The method includes generating a second matrix of multiple operating states from the multiple data points. Each operating state is associated with at least one of the multiple sets of conditions. The method includes generating an interpolation of homotopic operation states (IHOS) model based on the first matrix and the second matrix. The IHOS model has multiple reference rows of the sets of conditions associated with a homotopic operating state. The method includes rendering, on a display, the IHOS model.

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


System and method for sensing battery capacity
Patent No. 10871520 

Inventor(s): Dale Allen Blackwell (Austin, TX), Yandong Zhang (Plano, TX), Yevgen Barsukov (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16238140 on 01/02/2019 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the invention includes a battery sense system. The system includes a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of a battery and a memory configured to store predetermined data associated with steady-state and transient behaviors of the battery relative to a depth of discharge (DOD) of the battery. The system also includes a controller configured to measure a voltage of the battery and to calculate a state of charge (SOC) of the battery based on the voltage, the predetermined data, and the temperature.

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


System and method of vehicle-tracking and localization with a distributed sensor network
Patent No. 10871571 

Inventor(s): Tiejun Shan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): THE EUCLIDE 2012 INVESTMENT TRUST (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16672417 on 11/01/2019 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for vehicle-tracking and localization with a distributed sensor network is provided that includes a plurality of cellular station. A pilot signal is received from the vehicle with an arbitrary station. The pilot signal is compared to each vehicle profile with the arbitrary station in order to identify a matching profile. Spatial positioning data is received for the vehicle with the arbitrary station. The vehicle profile and the spatial positioning data is relayed from the arbitrary station to the at least one proximal station from the plurality of cellular stations. A plurality of iterations is executed. The spatial positioning data is compiled from each iteration into a predicted path for the vehicle with the cellular stations. A warning notification is sent from the arbitrary station of the current iteration to the vehicle, if the predicted path is intersected by at least one hazard.

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


Ophthalmic lens having morphed sinusoidal phase shift structures
Patent No. 10871659 

Inventor(s): Xin Hong (Fort Worth, TX), Xin Wei (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16043457 on 07/24/2018 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic lens includes an optic comprising an anterior surface, a posterior surface, and an optical axis. At least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface has a surface profile including a base curvature and a plurality of morphed sinusoidal phase shift structures. The base curvature may correspond to a base optical power of the ophthalmic lens, and the morphed sinusoidal phase shift structures may be configured to extend depth of focus of the ophthalmic lens at intermediate or near viewing distances.

[G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES


Modular display panels
Patent No. 10871932 

Inventor(s): William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16269356 on 02/06/2019 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment modular light-emitting diode (LED) display panel includes attachment points for use in attachment as part of a multi-panel modular LED display, a printed circuit board including a first side and an opposite second side, and a plastic casing attached to the opposite second side of the printed circuit board. A perimeter of the plastic casing is substantially rectangular and has a height and a width. The modular LED display panel further includes a display surface including a plurality of LEDs arranged as pixels and attached to the first side of the printed circuit board. The pixels are arranged in a rectangular array including at least fifty pixels. Each of the pixels of the rectangular array is spaced from each respective adjacent pixel of the rectangular array by a pitch. The pitch is a predetermined constant number. The pitch does not depend on the height and the width.

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


Multi-panel display having board-to-board interfaces between adjacent panels
Patent No. 10871933 

Inventor(s): Matthew Foster (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16355472 on 03/15/2019 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment display panel includes a housing comprising a recess and framing portions, a printed circuit board (PCB), a sealing material, and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The PCB is attached to and overhangs the framing portions of the housing. The PCB includes a front side and an opposite back side. The recess overlies the opposite back side of the PCB. The sealing material is disposed between the opposite back side of the PCB and the framing portions of the housing. The plurality of LEDs is disposed at the front side of the PCB. The front side of the PCB forms an entirety of a front surface of the display panel.

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


System and method to control the number of active vector lanes in a processor
Patent No. 10871965 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16236936 on 12/31/2018 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one disclosed embodiment, a processor includes a first execution unit and a second execution unit, a register file, and a data path including a plurality of lanes. The data path and the register file are arranged so that writing to the register file by the first execution unit and by the second execution unit is allowed over the data path, reading from the register file by the first execution unit is allowed over the data path, and reading from the register file by the second execution unit is not allowed over the data path. The processor also includes a power control circuit configured to, when a transfer of data between the register file and either of the first and second execution units uses less than all of the lanes, power down the lanes of the data path not used for the transfer of the data.

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


Level two first-in-first-out transmission
Patent No. 10871992 

Inventor(s): David Alston Lide (Rockville, MD), Thomas Anton Leyrer (Geisenhausen, , DE), William Cronin Wallace (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424690 on 05/29/2019 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hardware state machine connected to a processor, the hardware state machine configured to receive operational codes from the processor; a multiplexer connected to the processor, the hardware state machine and a checksum circuit, the multiplexer configured to receive data from the processor; and a transmit circuit connected to the multiplexer, the transmit circuit configured to receive data from the multiplexer for transmission to a far end device, wherein the hardware state machine is further configured to, responsive receiving one or more operational codes from the processor: cause the checksum circuit to alter a checksum value of a first data packet being transmitted by the transmit circuit; and cause the transmit circuit to preempt transmission of the first data packet and begin transmitting a second data packet once the checksum value so altered has been transmitted from the transmit circuit.

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


Concept networks and systems and methods for the creation, update and use of same to select images, including the selection of images corresponding to destinations in artificial intelligence systems
Patent No. 10872125 

Inventor(s): Chao Pan (Austin, TX), Melanie Tosik (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): REALPAGE, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16150975 on 10/03/2018 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for concept based searching or recommendation are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of a concept based approach to the search and analysis of data, including the creation, update or use of concept networks in searching and analyzing data are disclosed, including embodiments of the usage of such concept networks in artificial intelligence systems that are capable of utilizing concepts expressed by users to return or evaluate associated images.

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


Systems and methods for secure processing of data streams having differing security level classifications
Patent No. 10872144 

Inventor(s): Scott Lopez (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Ent. Services Development Corporation LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15834258 on 12/07/2017 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a notification of a user request to securely process a first set of data. A time estimate is calculated, wherein the time estimate is indicative of an expected amount of time for a secure data processing application to process the first set of data. An actual utilization time required for a first instance of the secure data processing application to process the first set of data is measured. A determination is made as to whether the secure data processing application may be compromised based on a comparison of the time estimate and the actual utilization time. In various embodiments, a re-cryptor process is used to change the cryptographic keys accessed by the secure data processing application. In various embodiments, a re-credentialer is used to change the database access credentials the secure data processing application used to access the encrypted data.

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


Trusted access control value systems
Patent No. 10872164 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16192662 on 11/15/2018 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes a tagging engine and a routing engine. The tagging engine is configured to link a data element with an access control tag array that links access control tags with end user groups. The tagging engine is configured to encrypt a hash of the access control tag array using a first key and to apply a second key to the access control tag array to obfuscate the access control tag array. The tagging engine is configured to send the data element, the encrypted hash, and the obfuscated access control tag array to a target network node. The routing engine is configured to compute a hash of the access control tag array and to forward the data element to the target network node in response to determining that the received hash of the access control tag array to the computed access control tag array are the same.

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


Foreground detector for video analytics system
Patent No. 10872243 

Inventor(s): Kishor Adinath Saitwal (Pearland, TX), Lon W. Risinger (Katy, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16385732 on 04/16/2019 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for creating a background model of a scene using both a pixel based approach and a context based approach. The combined approach provides an effective technique for segmenting scene foreground from background in frames of a video stream. Further, this approach can scale to process large numbers of camera feeds simultaneously, e.g., using parallel processing architectures, while still generating an accurate background model. Further, using both a pixel based approach and context based approach ensures that the video analytics system can effectively and efficiently respond to changes in a scene, without overly increasing computational complexity. In addition, techniques are disclosed for updating the background model, from frame-to-frame, by absorbing foreground pixels into the background model via an absorption window, and dynamically updating background/foreground thresholds.

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


Digital mirror systems for vehicles and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 10872254 

Inventor(s): Mayank Mangla (Allen, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15852837 on 12/22/2017 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: Digital mirror systems for vehicles and methods of operating the same are disclosed. An example vehicle control system includes: a driver monitoring system including a head position determiner to determine at least one of a location of a head, an orientation of the head, or an eye gaze point of the head; a digital mirror system including a region-of-interest (ROI) detector to identify an ROI based on the at least one of the location of the head, the orientation of the head, or the eye gaze point of the head, and a cropper to extract a portion of a first image corresponding to the ROI to form a second image, the first image representing an area exterior to the vehicle; and a display within an interior area of the vehicle to present the second image.

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


System and method for root cause analysis and early warning of inventory problems
Patent No. 10872309 

Inventor(s): Adeel Najmi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Blue Yonder Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15797381 on 10/30/2017 (1149 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for root cause analysis and early warning of inventory problems. The system includes a server coupled with a database and configured to access the data describing inventory policy parameters of a supply chain network, the data describing one or more demand patterns and one or more replenishment patterns of the supply chain network, and the data describing the supply chain network comprising a plurality of entities, each entity configured to supply one or more items to satisfy a demand. The server is further configured to optimize the inventory policy parameters for each of the one or more items according to the one or more demand patterns and the one or more replenishment patterns and store the optimized inventory policy parameters in the database for each of the one or more items.

[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 for repurposing NDC codes in a pharmaceutical database for venom derived allergens involved in venom immunotherapy
Patent No. 10872313 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ROCA MEDICAL LTD. (London, , GB)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15235067 on 08/11/2016 (1594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for adjudicating reimbursement for venom derived allergens between a pharmacist and a reimbursing entity comprises obtaining National Drug Codes (NDC”s) for a plurality of venom derived allergens, storing in a central control database the obtained NDC”s in association with an associated AWP and associated information for the venom derived allergen, which associated information includes translation information to allow practitioners to determine from a desired diluted level and number of doses of a desired NDC carrying venom derived antigen and a known dilution procedure how to translate back to the amount of base concentration of the NDC carrying venom derived antigen used to create the desired diluted level and number of doses, and determining if any of the NDC”s in the central control database are contained within the third-party database and, if not, transferring the associated NDC”s not in the third-party database to the third-party database.

[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]


Guide-assisted capture of material data
Patent No. 10872426 

Inventor(s): Rohit Ghatol (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Centric Software, Inc. (Campbell, CA)
Law Firm: Aka Chan LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447943 on 06/20/2019 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A material data collection system allows capturing of material data. For example, the material data collection system may include digital image data for materials. The material data collection system may ensure that captured digital image data is properly aligned, so that material data may be easily recalled for later use, while maintaining the proper alignment for the captured digital image. The material data collection system may include using a capture guide, to provide cues on how to orient a mobile device used with the material data collection system.

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


Reduced shifter memory system
Patent No. 10872658 

Inventor(s): Byung S. Moon (Plano, TX), Jason M. Brown (Allen, TX), Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX), Ravi Kiran Kandikonda (Frisco, TX), Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX), William C. Waldrop (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416187 on 05/18/2019 (584 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure eliminating the need for a memory device to have both a shifter that shifts input pin values from an input domain into a parity domain and another shifter that shifts a decoded command from the input domain into the parity domain. A memory device can achieve this by, when parity is being performed, shifting the input from the input pins into the parity domain prior to decoding the command. Using a multiplexer, the decoder can receive the command pin portion of the shifted input when parity checking is being performed and can receive the un-shifted command pin input when parity checking is not being performed. The decoder can use the command pin portion of the shifted input to generate shifted and decoded commands or can use the un-shifted command pin input to generate decoded commands.

[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)


Dynamic read voltages in non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10872671 

Inventor(s): Bhavadip Bipinbhai Solanki (Bangalore, , IN), Shreejith Koruvailu Vishwanath (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16440534 on 06/13/2019 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage system comprises a group of non-volatile memory cells, and one or more control circuits in communication with the group. The one or more control circuits are configured to perform a plurality of passes to revise a read reference signal based on comparisons of numbers of non-volatile memory cells in the group having a value for a physical property (e.g., threshold voltage or resistance) in adjacent regions. With each pass the adjacent regions are smaller. The one or more control circuits are configured to establish a final read reference signal based on a signal associated with one of the adjacent regions on a final pass of the plurality of passes. The one or more control circuits are configured to use the final read reference signal to distinguish between two adjacent data states stored in the group.

[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)


System and method of implementing an object storage infrastructure for cloud-based services
Patent No. 10873629 

Inventor(s): Kalpesh Patel (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Egnyte, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Henneman Associates, PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15956596 on 04/18/2018 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for storing objects in an object storage system includes the steps of establishing a network connection with a client over an inter-network, receiving an upload request indicating an object to be uploaded by the client, selecting at least two storage nodes on which the object will be stored, receiving the object from the client via the network connection, and streaming the object to each of the selected storage nodes such that the object is stored on each of the selected storage nodes. The method can also include writing an object record associating the object and the selected storage nodes to a shard of an object database and generating a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The UUID indicates the shard and the object ID of the object record, such that the object record can be quickly retrieved. Object storage infrastructures are also disclosed.

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


 

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Variable stiffness actuator with electrically modulated stiffness
Patent No. 10870202 

Inventor(s): David P. Allen (Richardson, TX), Edgar A. Bolivar (Richardson, TX), Robert D. Gregg (Richardson, TX), Walter E. Voit (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111072 on 08/23/2018 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dielectric elastomer system (DES) variable stiffness actuator (VSA) is provided. In an embodiment, the DES VSA includes a variable stiffness module (VSM). The VSM includes a DES that softens when energized and stiffens when unpowered, an outer frame, and an inner frame member. The stiffness of the DES is variable. The outer frame supports the DES and the inner frame member, which is disposed within the DES. The inner frame member is configured to be displaceable with respect to the outer frame. The DES VSA also includes an actuation motor mechanically coupled to the inner frame member that is configured to cause a force to be applied to the inner frame member and the actuation motor is configured to control an equilibrium position of the DES VSA.

[H02N] ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Binary digital input module having comparator and isolated output
Patent No. 10871757 

Inventor(s): Amit G. Kumbasi (Allen, TX), Prasanna Udupi Rajagopal (Richardson, TX), Sreenivasa Muniyappa Kallikuppa (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134443 on 09/18/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A binary/digital input module implemented on an integrated circuit (IC) chip has a plurality of input channels and includes, for each input channel, a comparator coupled to receive a scaled input voltage and a scaled threshold voltage and further coupled to provide an output value and a digital isolation circuit for data coupled between the comparator and a respective output pin to provide the output value across an isolation barrier.

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


Power supply system with pulse mode operation
Patent No. 10871810 

Inventor(s): Eduardas Jodka (Freising, , DE), Joerg Kirchner (Mauern, , DE), Julian Becker (Freising, , DE), Stefan Dietrich (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107128 on 08/21/2018 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power supply system can include at least one power switch to generate an output current based on an input voltage in response to a switching signal to generate an output voltage. A feedback system generates a feedback current based on the output voltage. A mode detector generates a control current associated with the output current based on the feedback current and selects between a pulse-width modulation (PWM) mode and a pulse mode based on an amplitude of the control current. The PWM mode is associated with a sequential on-time and off-time of the at least one power switch, and the pulse mode is associated with adding an idle time between the on-time and the off-time of the at least one power switch based on the switching signal. A gate driver system generates the switching signal based on the mode.

[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]


QFN pin routing thru lead frame etching
Patent No. 10872785 

Inventor(s): Cherry Lyn Marquez Aranas (Mabalacat, , PH), Dolores Babaran Milo (Baguio, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520040 on 07/23/2019 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-level leadframe including three bonding levels and one exposed level. Each of the three bonding levels and the one exposed level is positioned in a different horizontal plane, with each bonding level providing a bonding site vertically positioned relative to the horizontal plane of the exposed level, with each bonding site coupled to a package lead at the exposed level. Bonding sites located at first and second bonding levels can be located in a common, outer row, along a common, vertical plane, and bonding sites located at a third bonding level can be located in a separate, inner row, along a separate vertical plane. A third level bonding site can be coupled to a first level bonding site with a multiple level electrical lead conductor that vertically spans a second bonding level. A two-step etch process from a single sheet conductor is provided to manufacture the multi-level leadframe.

[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]


Air-cavity semiconductor package with low cost high thermal carrier
Patent No. 10872837 

Inventor(s): Christine Blair (Lewisville, TX), Robert Charles Dry (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: 16406724 on 05/08/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an air-cavity semiconductor package, which includes a thermal carrier, a ring structure, a package lid, and at least one semiconductor device. The thermal carrier has a carrier body, a heat slug residing within the carrier body, a top coating layer formed over a top surface of the heat slug, and a bottom coating layer formed over a bottom surface of the heat slug. The ring structure includes a ring body with an interior opening, which resides over the thermal carrier, such that a portion of a top surface of the thermal carrier is exposed through the interior opening. The package lid resides over the ring structure and has a recess conjoined with the interior opening forming an enclosed cavity. The at least one semiconductor device is attached to the exposed portion of the top surface of the thermal carrier and encapsulated in the enclosed cavity.

[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]


Electro-optical package and method of fabrication
Patent No. 10872854 

Inventor(s): Karlheinz Muth (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockley Photonics Limited (Oxford, , GB)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16393763 on 04/24/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electro-optical package. In some embodiments, the package includes an electronic integrated circuit module, a first electro-optical component, and a photonic integrated circuit. The first electro-optical component may be in a top surface of the photonic integrated circuit. The electronic integrated circuit module may have a top surface facing toward and overlapping both a portion of the first electro-optical component, and a portion of the photonic integrated circuit.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing through-array contact via structures between dielectric barrier walls and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10872857 

Inventor(s): Eiji Hayashi (Nagoya, , JP), Hirofumi Tokita (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kei Nozawa (Nagoya, , JP), Masanori Terahara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Naoto Hojo (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yoshitaka Otsu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444186 on 06/18/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating layer stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a semiconductor substrate, and memory stack structures are formed through the vertically-alternating layer stack. A pair of unconnected barrier trenches or a moat trench is formed through the alternating stack concurrently with formation of backside trenches. Backside recesses are formed by isotropically etching the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulating layers while a dielectric liner covers the barrier trenches or the moat trench. A vertically alternating sequence of the insulating plates and the dielectric spacer plates is provided between the pair of barrier trenches or inside the moat trench. Electrically conductive layers are formed in the backside recesses. A first conductive via structure is formed through the vertically alternating sequence concurrently with formation of a second conductive via structure through a dielectric material portion adjacent to the alternating stack.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including signal and power connection lines extending through dielectric regions and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10872899 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Jee-Yeon Kim (San Jose, CA), Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404961 on 05/07/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a plurality of alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, clusters of memory stack structures vertically extending through a respective one of the alternating stacks, and bit lines electrically connected to an upper end of a respective subset of the vertical semiconductor channels. In one embodiment, a subset of the bit lines can include a respective multi-level structure. Each multi-level structure includes bit-line-level bit line segments and an interconnection line segment located at a different level from the bit-line-level bit line segments. In another embodiment, groups of alternating stacks can be alternately indented along a horizontal direction perpendicular to the bit lines to provide dielectric material portions located in lateral indentation regions. Metal line structures connecting contact via structures can extend parallel to bit lines to provide electrical connections between word lines and underlying field effect transistors.

[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]


Hall sensor with buried hall plate
Patent No. 10872925 

Inventor(s): Ajit Sharma (Dallas, TX), Keith Ryan Green (Prosper, TX), Rajni J. Aggarwal (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453468 on 06/26/2019 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A CMOS integrated circuit includes a Hall sensor having a Hall plate formed in a first isolation layer which is formed concurrently with a second isolation layer under a MOS transistor. A first shallow well with a conductivity type opposite from the first isolation layer is formed over, and extending to, the Hall plate. The first shallow well is formed concurrently with a second shallow well under the MOS transistor. The Hall sensor may be a horizontal Hall sensor for sensing magnetic fields oriented perpendicular to the top surface of the substrate of the integrated circuit, or may be a vertical Hall sensor for sensing magnetic fields oriented parallel to the top surface of the substrate of the integrated circuit.

[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]


Piezoelectric sensing apparatus and method
Patent No. 10873020 

Inventor(s): Gregory Allen North (Austin, TX), Juergen Luebbe (Fairview, TX), Leah Trautmann (Longmont, CO), Michael Zwerg (Dallas, TX), Scott Robert Summerfelt (Garland, TX), Steven C. Bartling (Dallas, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Plano,
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15671252 on 08/08/2017 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: A piezoelectric sensor with: (i) a capacitive element, comprising piezoelectric material; (ii) a pre-conditioning circuit, comprising circuitry for establishing a polarization of the capacitive element in a polarizing mode; and (iii) signal amplification circuitry for providing a piezoelectric-responsive output signal, in response to charge across the capacitive element in a sensing mode.

[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]


Transformerless multi-level medium-voltage uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems and methods
Patent No. 10873208 

Inventor(s): Subrata K. Mondal (South Windsor, CT)
Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991700 on 05/29/2018 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for supplying power at a medium voltage from an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to a load without using a transformer are disclosed. The UPS includes an energy storage device, a single stage DC-DC converter or a two-stage DC-DC converter, and a multi-level inverter, each of which are electrically coupled to a common negative bus. The DC-DC converter may include two stages in a unidirectional or bidirectional configuration. One stage of the DC-DC converter uses a flying capacitor topology. The voltages across the capacitors of the flying capacitor topology are balanced and switching losses are minimized by fixed duty cycle operation. The DC-DC converter generates a high DC voltage from a low or high voltage energy storage device such as batteries and/or ultra-capacitors. The multi-level, neutral point, diode-clamped inverter converts the high DC voltage into a medium AC voltage using a space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) technique. The UPS may also include a small filter to remove harmonics in the AC voltage output from the multi-level inverter.

[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]


Stable digital integrator circuit for boost converter
Patent No. 10873259 

Inventor(s): Anand Kannan (Bengaluru, , IN), Anandha Ruban Tiruchengode Tirumurugga Bupathi (Tiruchengode, , IN), Dileep Kumar Ramesh Bhat (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16667130 on 10/29/2019 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical device includes an integrated circuit having device circuitry and a boost converter coupled to the device circuitry. The boost converter includes a digital integrator circuit having: a first comparator; a second comparator; a counter configured to count up, count down, and pause based on a first output signal provided by the first comparator and based on a second output signal provided by the second comparator; and a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to provide a feedback adjustment signal for the boost converter based on a count value provided by the counter.

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


Amplifier with constant voltage gain
Patent No. 10873303 

Inventor(s): Neil Gibson (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178090 on 11/01/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier includes an input stage. The input stage includes a differential pair and a load circuit. The differential pair includes a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor and the second transistor are configured to amplify a received differential signal. The load circuit connects the differential pair to a reference voltage. The load circuit is configured to vary in resistance in inverse proportion to the transconductance of the first transistor and the second transistor.

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


Robust noise immune, low-skew, pulse width retainable glitch-filter
Patent No. 10873325 

Inventor(s): Devraj Matharampallil Rajagopal (Bengaluru, , IN), Jhankar Malakar (West Bengal, , IN), Srikanth Srinivasan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531180 on 08/05/2019 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: An Inter-IC interface with a glitch filter including at least two cascaded RC filters configured to compensate a signal skew of the data or clock signal received from a data communication or clock signal line, feedback switches configured to pull up or pull down a voltage at an output node of each of the at least two cascaded RC filters, and feedforward transistors configured to condition a respective switches to the feedback switches to accelerate the pull up or the pull down.

[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]


Hot swap controller with multiple current limits
Patent No. 10873327 

Inventor(s): Artem Andreevich Rogachev (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738922 on 01/09/2020 (348 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hot swap controller circuit includes a comparator and current control circuitry. The comparator is configured to compare voltage across a power transistor controlled by the hot swap controller circuit to a predetermined threshold voltage. The current control circuitry is coupled to the comparator. The current control circuitry is configured to limit current through the power transistor to no higher than a predetermined high current based on the voltage across the transistor being less than the predetermined threshold voltage. The current control circuitry is also configured to limit the current through the transistor to be no higher than a predetermined low current based on the voltage across the transistor being greater than the predetermined threshold voltage. The predetermined high current is greater than the predetermined low current.

[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]


Pre-coder selection based on resource block grouping
Patent No. 10873375 

Inventor(s): Anand Ganesh Dabak (Plano, TX), Badri Varadarajan (Mountain View, CA), Eko N. Onggosanusi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13765233 on 02/12/2013 (2870 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a receiver. In one embodiment, the receiver includes a receive portion employing transmission signals from a transmitter having multiple antennas and capable of providing channel estimates. The receiver also includes a feedback generator portion configured to provide to the transmitter a pre-coder selection for data transmission that is based on the channel estimates, wherein the pre-coder selection corresponds to a grouping of frequency-domain resource blocks. The present invention also provides a transmitter having multiple antennas. In one embodiment, the transmitter includes a transmit portion coupled to the multiple antennas and capable of applying pre-coding to a data transmission for a receiver. The transmitter also includes a feedback decoding portion configured to decode a pre-coder selection for the data transmission that is fed back from the receiver, wherein the pre-coder selection corresponds to a grouping of frequency-domain resource blocks.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Device, network, and method for receiving data transmission under scheduling decoding delay in mmWave communication
Patent No. 10873377 

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: 16103848 on 08/14/2018 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a first example embodiment, a control transmission portion of a mmWave communication is received at a user equipment. The control transmission portion is divided into a plurality of control transmission portion sub-regions, each sub-region scheduling a data transmission for a corresponding sub-region of a data transmission portion of the mmWave communication. Then a first of the control transmission portion sub-regions is demodulated and decoded. A receive analog antenna beamforming is armed according to the demodulated and decoded first of the control transmission portion sub-regions. Beamforming is performed on a first sub-region of the data transmission portion of the mmWave communication, the first sub-region of the data transmission portion corresponding to the first of the control transmission portion sub-regions. During the arming and performing, a second of the control transmission portion sub-regions is demodulated and decoded.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for beam failure recovery
Patent No. 10873381 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Young Hoon Kwon (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16504228 on 07/06/2019 (535 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for assigning resources to user equipment for a beam failure recovery by a base station. The base station identifies a beam failure random access channel (BRACH) resource holding beam correspondence with a synchronization signal (SS) block resource covering the user equipment, and assigns the user equipment one or more BRACH preambles for each BRACH resource assigned to the user equipment, excluding the BRACH resource holding beam correspondence with the SS block resource covering the user equipment.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for multiplexing channel state information
Patent No. 10873439 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833746 on 12/06/2017 (1112 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for multiplexing channel state information (CSI). A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver configured to receive configuration information for CSI reporting. The UE further includes a processor configured to decode the configuration information and calculate a CSI according to the configuration information. The transceiver is further configured to transmit the calculated CSI on an uplink (UL) channel. The CSI includes N segments and is transmitted in one slot, where N1. A first of the N segments includes a rank indicator (RI) and at least one other CSI parameter. A base station (BS) includes a processor configured to generate configuration information for CSI reporting. The BS further includes a transceiver configured to transmit, to a UE, the configuration information via a downlink (DL) channel; and receive, from the UE, a CSI report calculated in accordance with the configuration information on an uplink UL channel.

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


Frequency/phase lock detector for clock and data recovery circuits
Patent No. 10873444 

Inventor(s): Abishek Manian (Santa Clara, CA), Michael Gerald Vrazel (Atlanta, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16831867 on 03/27/2020 (270 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a phase and frequency detector circuit to generate a first phase detect signal indicative of whether a polarity of a first clock is the same as a polarity of a second clock upon occurrence of an edge of a data signal. The second clock being 90 degrees out of phase with respect to the first clock. A lock detect circuit determines, based on the first phase detect signal, that a third clock is one of frequency and phase locked to the data signal, frequency and quadrature locked to the data signal, and not frequency locked to the data signal.

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


Authentication mechanism for 5G technologies
Patent No. 10873464 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Shawky Muhanna (Richardson, TX), Marcus Wong (Green Brook, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670964 on 08/07/2017 (1233 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for securely communicating an IMSI over the air from a UE to an SeAN, as well as for securely validating an unencrypted IMSI that the SeAN receives from the home network, during authentication protocols. In particular, the UE may either encrypt the IMSI assigned to the UE using an IMSI encryption key (K[subscript]IMSIenc[/subscript]) or compute a hash of the IMSI assigned to the UE using an IMSI integrity key (K[subscript]IMSIint[/subscript]), and then send the encrypted IMSI or the hash of the IMSI to the serving network. The encrypted IMSI or hash of the encrypted IMSI may then be used by the SeAN to validate an unencrypted IMSI that was previously received from an HSS in the home network of the UE.

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


Proxy automatic configuration file manager
Patent No. 10873507 

Inventor(s): Johannes A. Baartmans (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663634 on 10/25/2019 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: A PAC file manager is provided. The PAC file manager may include PAC files. The PAC files may be generated by, and be resident on, a PAC server. The PAC file manager may include update processors. Each update processor may include a capability to transmit update information to the PAC server. The update information may be for updating URLs included in the PAC files. The PAC file manager may also include general processors and proxy servers. Each time a general processor launches a web browser, the general processor may download a PAC file from the PAC server. The PAC file may be stored in a temporary file associated with the general processor. Each PAC file may include instructions to be used to direct the associated general processor how to access the URL. The instructions may identify whether to use a proxy server and which specific proxy server to use.

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


Method and apparatus for low latency data center network
Patent No. 10873529 

Inventor(s): Fangping Liu (San Jose, CA), Serhat Nazim Avci (Milpitas, CA), Zhenjiang Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15829319 on 12/01/2017 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining and adjusting traffic rate limits to reduce queuing delays and latency in a data center network. In various embodiments, a network controller receives network topology information and traffic data relating to flows of the network. The traffic data includes traffic matrix information, flow path information, and pause frame distribution information. Based on this information, the network controller identifies server network node interfaces that are the source of a pause frame. Flows associated with such network node interfaces are also identified and ranked based on traffic volume. For ranked flows meeting predetermined criteria, reduced traffic rate limits are calculated and sent to associated server network node interfaces. In some embodiments, the reduced traffic rate limits are incrementally recovered when normal traffic resumes on a paused link. In further embodiments, traffic rate limits are also adjusted for flows of highly utilized and underutilized network node interfaces.

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


Data plane with flow learning circuit
Patent No. 10873534 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Barefoot Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Compass IP Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927723 on 03/21/2018 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a data-plane forwarding circuit that can be configured to learn about a new message flow and to maintain metadata about the new message flow without first having a control plane first configure the data plane to maintain metadata about the flow. To perform its forwarding operations, the data plane includes several data message processing stages that are configured to process the data tuples associated with the data messages received by the data plane. In some embodiments, parts of the data plane message-processing stages are also configured to operate as a flow-tracking circuit that includes (1) a flow-identifying circuit to identify message flows received by the data plane, and (2) a first set of storages to store metadata about the identified flows.

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


Systems and methods for secure data access control
Patent No. 10873586 

Inventor(s): Sebastian Smith (Plano, TX), Suresh Pandey (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358106 on 03/19/2019 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer system for secure data access control, according to some examples, may perform operations including: receiving first data from a first client associated with a first user; using a first data access agent to store the first data in a first data store, the first data access agent having access to the first data store and not having access to a second data store; receiving second data from a second client associated with a second user; and using a second data access agent to store the second data in the second data store, the second data access agent having access to the second data store and not having access to the first data store.

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


Real-time vulnerability monitoring
Patent No. 10873595 

Inventor(s): Brett M. Oliphant (Plano, TX), John P. Blignaut (West Lafayette, IN)
Assignee(s): SecurityProfiling, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740961 on 01/13/2020 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided including at least one platform; an intrusion prevention system configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; a firewall configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; at least one first data storage configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; and at least one second data storage configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform. The at least one platform is configured to perform a plurality of operations that collective protect one or more networked devices.

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


Method and apparatus for configuration and deployment of media processing in the network
Patent No. 10873614 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX), Prakash Kolan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16245137 on 01/10/2019 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, an electronic device, and computer readable medium is provided. The method includes receiving, from a media source, a request for media processing, where the request includes a requested media output. The method also includes identifying one or more media processing functions to perform the request for media processing based on information associated with each of the one or more media processing functions. The method further includes configuring each of the one or more media processing functions by mapping the request for media processing to the one or more media processing functions based on the information associated with each of the one or more media processing functions. The method additionally includes monitoring the one or more media processing functions while the one or more media processing functions perform tasks to generate the requested media output.

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


Motion vector (MV) constraints and transformation constraints in video coding
Patent No. 10873760 

Inventor(s): Haitao Yang (Shenzhen, , CN), Huanbang Chen (Shenzhen, , CN), Jianle Chen (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944501 on 04/03/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: obtain candidate MVs corresponding to neighboring blocks that neighbor a current block in a video frame, generate a candidate list of the candidate MVs, select final MVs from the candidate list, and apply constraints to the final MVs or a transformation to obtain constrained MVs. An apparatus comprises: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: obtain candidate MVs corresponding to neighboring blocks that neighbor a current block in a video frame, generate a candidate list of the candidate MVs, apply constraints to the candidate MVs or a transformation to obtain constrained MVs, and select final MVs from the constrained MVs.

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


Geolocationing system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10873767 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731394 on 12/31/2019 (357 days app to issue)

Abstract: A geolocationing system and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment of the geolocationing system, a vertical and horizontal array of gateway devices is provided. Each gateway device includes a gateway device identification providing an accurately-known fixed location within the multi-space environment. Each gateway device includes a wireless transceiver that receives a beacon signal from a proximate wireless-enabled personal locator device. The gateway devices, in turn, send gateway signals to a server, which determines estimated location of the wireless-enabled personal locator device.

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


Network architecture and methods for location services
Patent No. 10873830 

Inventor(s): David Goodwin Shaw (Dallas, TX), Felix Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Russ Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Truman Prevatt (Dallas, TX), Tyler Matthew Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16398121 on 04/29/2019 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: UE location determined by collecting and preprocessing signal data at a detector and sending extracted data to a remote locate server. The detector buffers samples from signals provided by receive channels, detects known reference signals from receive channels based on reference signal parameters, isolates symbols carrying the reference signal from frames, extracts data from symbols, and sends extracted data to locate server. The locate server receives the extracted data, estimates locate observables based on the extracted data and calculates the UE location based on the estimated locate observables, the reference signal parameters and the extracted data. The detector and/or the server may also generate correlation coefficients between reference signals carrying spectrum received from a serving cell and utilize the correlation coefficients to cancel a serving cell signal in symbols that include known in advance reference signals from the serving cell and one or more neighboring cells of the wireless system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods providing a station with a suggestion to transition from Wi-Fi to LTE
Patent No. 10873848 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Muir Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16542948 on 08/16/2019 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed by a system which manages station transition from a Wi-Fi access point includes sending, based on the station roaming to an edge-of-domain access point, a request to neighboring access points to the edge-of-domain access point for neighbor reports. The method includes receiving a cellular signal value from the station, comparing a first signal grade associated with the edge-of-domain access point to a second signal grade associated with the cellular signal value to yield a comparison and generating a link usability rating associated with a link between the station and the edge-of-domain access point. Based at least in part on the comparison and the link usability rating, the method includes transmitting a message to the station suggesting that the station roam from the edge-of-domain access point to a cellular network. An edge of the domain can also be dynamic and vary based on station characteristics.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for scalable downlink data load distribution between data processing units for mobile packet data gateway using network address translation
Patent No. 10873851 

Inventor(s): Amit Chawre (Dombivali East Thane, , IN), Himanshu Rakshit (West Bengal, , IN)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16494170 on 01/05/2018 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: Each UE in a mobile data network is assigned two different addresses, one a common IP address used downstream of the P-GW and the other a new IP address used upstream with the router and unique to the data processing node. The node changes the IP address of the UE in either direction as a packet passes through the P-GW. The use of an IP range unique to each node or data processing unit allows the upstream router to route downlink packets directly to the node containing the UE context, so that forwarding of packets between nodes is greatly reduced, if not eliminated. By getting rid of this inter-node forwarding, the data plane can scale to much greater limits.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Secure network rollover
Patent No. 10873891 

Inventor(s): Brad Peacher (The Colony, TX), Chris Hill (Plano, TX), James Thomas Row, II (Plano, TX), Terrance Scott Porter (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Oceus Networks, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15625735 on 06/16/2017 (1285 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless mobile communication device can receive one or more network parameters from a network gateway and identify a network associated with the network parameters based on stored network information of networks with which the device is configured to join and/or network gateways with which the device is configured to communicate. The device can identify private network information associated with the identified network that will enable the device to access one or more private networks via the identified network. Once the device obtains access to the identified network, the device can set up one or more virtual private network (VPN) tunnels to join one or more private networks accessible via the identified network. When using two or more VPN tunnels, one VPN tunnel can be nested within another VPN tunnel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Lap tray with electronics prop
Patent No. D905463 

Inventor(s): Patrick Hogan Sullins (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Creative Manufacturing, LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29733901 on 05/07/2020 (229 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Artificial tree
Patent No. D905591 

Inventor(s): Tiffani Tucker (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Moulton Patents, PLLC. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29701015 on 08/07/2019 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Driver side speaker enclosure
Patent No. D905661 

Inventor(s): Gerald Kirkland (Kaufman, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: William Lovin Assoc., LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705100 on 09/10/2019 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D905716 

Inventor(s): Judith Summersgill (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): API HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29615792 on 08/31/2017 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle upper suspension arm
Patent No. D905798 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696389 on 06/27/2019 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle lower suspension arm
Patent No. D905799 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696390 on 06/27/2019 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Accessory for vehicle heating and air conditioning systems
Patent No. D905835 

Inventor(s): Michael W Rejkowski (Irving, TX), Stephen J Sexton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Classic Auto Air Manufacturing LP (Chagrin Falls, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630387 on 12/20/2017 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Leak resistant dropper
Patent No. D905850 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Alan Ganter (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bottle Barons, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664291 on 09/24/2018 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Reagent kit frame
Patent No. D905866 

Inventor(s): Bradley C. Weston (Frisco, TX), Brian L. Ochranek (Southlake, TX), Cheryl L. Davidson (Southlake, TX), Robert Paul Luoma, II (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29721479 on 01/21/2020 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Circular light
Patent No. D905895 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): London Johnson, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29674671 on 12/22/2018 (731 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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