Dallas Invents: 85 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 15

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

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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. 15, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 4
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 6
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 1
G: PHYSICS 30
H: ELECTRICITY 32
DESIGN: 4


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 16
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 5
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA) 4
Samsung Electronics Co.Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 4
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 3
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC) 2
Securus Technologies LLC (Carrollton) 2
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Coppell) 2

UNASSIGNED 7


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Jason Hoover (Grapevine) 2
Md Saifur Rahman (Plano) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Aeroponics system with microfluidic die and sensors for feedback control
Patent No. 10863681 

Inventor(s): Marco De Fazio (Arlington, MA), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16168746 on 10/23/2018 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a greenhouse or single container for plant growth coupled to the Internet of Things and including a microfluidic die for water or nutrient distribution. The microfluidic die is controllable automatically or with instructions from a remote user, based on sensors included within a growth environment.

[A01G] HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)


[A] HUMAN NECESSITIES


Furniture with organizational frame
Patent No. 10863821 

Inventor(s): Richard Kassanoff (Dallas, TX), Robert Larry Stewart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16518620 on 07/22/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, furniture, such as a table (e.g., a desk) and/or free-standing board, may include an organizational frame to which other members (e.g., table top, white board, smart board, etc.) may be coupled. The frame may include legs and at least one organizational member disposed between two or more of the legs. The organizational member may include a plurality of openings. The opening(s) in the organizational member may be able to couple with one or more organization tools.

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


[A] HUMAN NECESSITIES


Storage unit for a plunger
Patent No. 10864289 

Inventor(s): Eddie D Killingsworth, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), Sequaria Killingsworth (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16502416 on 07/03/2019 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for storing and sanitizing a plunger is presented. The apparatus first has an elongate body that has a first inner compartment and a door that is removably attached to said bod. Further, the apparatus has an illuminating element that is removably attached to an inside surface of the door and configured to sanitize said plunger when said plunger is located inside the inner compartment of said elongate body. The apparatus has a shelving unit separating the first inner compartment from a second inner compartment with a tray being removably coupled to the second inner compartment. The apparatus has a plurality of drain holes for draining liquid. To secure the door a first magnetic tab is located on the inside surface of the door and a second magnetic tab is located on a right side of the elongate body. The first magnetic tab is configured to mate with the second magnetic tab for securing the door in a closed configuration. The door has a door knob.

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


[A] HUMAN NECESSITIES


Fabricating a carbon nanofiber yarn nerve scaffold
Patent No. 10864301 

Inventor(s): Julia Bykova (Richardson, TX), Kanzan Inoue (Phoenix, AZ), Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16353608 on 03/14/2019 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: Nerve scaffolds are described that include a tubular outer housing fabricated from a biocompatible polymer, within which are disposed a plurality of carbon nanofiber yarns. The carbon nanofiber yarns, which can be separated by distances roughly corresponding to an average nerve fiber diameter, provide surfaces on which nerve fibers can regrow. Because the proximate carbon nanofiber yarns can support individual nerve fibers, a nerve can be regenerated with a reduced likelihood of undesirable outcomes, such as nerve pain or reduced nerve function.

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


 

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

Split vise
Patent No. 10864615 

Inventor(s): Rommel B. Ceniza (Guelph, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227000 on 12/20/2018 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a vise, for example, for holding material to be cut with a saw, for example, power saw. In one embodiment the disclosed vise includes a base member, a pair of fixed jaws attached to a first side of the base member, the pair of fixed jaws being substantially aligned and spaced apart defining a first gap therebetween, a handle attached to a second side of the base opposite the first side, and a pair of moveable jaws adjustably connected to the pair of fixed jaws, the pair of moveable jaws being spaced apart defining a second gap therebetween, wherein a center of the second gap is substantially aligned with a center of the first gap.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


Injection molds including vertical snap-gate devices and methods for producing molded articles using the same
Patent No. 10864665 

Inventor(s): David J. Rys (Dallas, TX), Gary S. Clark (Dallas, TX), Timothy Holton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15889488 on 02/06/2018 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are injection molds, injected molded articles, and methods for using the same. The injected molds include a mold cavity and an injection molding conduit having a first end, a second end defining an outlet in fluid communication with the mold cavity, a first interior transverse dimension that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the injection molding conduit, a second interior transverse dimension that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and to the first interior transverse dimension, and at the second end, the second interior transverse dimension is at least three times larger than the first interior transverse dimension, and the second interior transverse dimension of the injection molding conduit is substantially aligned with a thickness of a portion of the mold cavity that is adjacent to the outlet of the injection molding conduit.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Light pipe assemblies for interior panels of a vehicle
Patent No. 10864850 

Inventor(s): Samuel L. Sowles (Tecumseh, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16522826 on 07/26/2019 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light pipe assembly including an interior panel of a vehicle and a light pipe. The interior panel includes a channel integrally formed within the interior panel, where the channel has an engagement face, and a plurality of integrated retaining hooks are arranged along the channel. The plurality of integrated retaining hooks are spaced apart from one another and extend over the channel such that an engagement face of the plurality of integrated retaining hooks is arranged opposite the engagement face of the channel. The light pipe is arranged within the channel, where the light pipe is in direct contact with the engagement face of the plurality of integrated retaining hooks and the engagement face of the channel.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]


Knee airbag module housing with securement element mounting features
Patent No. 10864880 

Inventor(s): Andrew L. Ross (Ypsilanti, MI), Jonathan Quijano (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293799 on 03/06/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A housing for a knee airbag module includes an enclosure structured to receive a knee airbag module therein, and a door rotatably coupled to the enclosure. A first securement element mounting hole is formed in the door at a location in the door structured to reside adjacent an outboard edge and a rearmost edge of the door when the door is in an open condition.

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


Rotorcraft centrifugal force bearing
Patent No. 10864985 

Inventor(s): John McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Mark Adam Wiinikka (Hurst, TX), Matthew Curtis Ledbetter (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15659272 on 07/25/2017 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: A centrifugal force (CF) bearing for a rotorcraft rotor assembly includes an inner-member, an outer-member, and an elastic member interposed between the inner- and outer-members. The inner-member includes a boss configured for location to and engagement with a yoke. The boss includes a tapered profile (e.g., conic) portion. A tapered recess region of the yoke includes a profile that is substantially matched to receive and contact the tapered profile of the boss. The CF bearing is configured for attachment to a grip of the rotor assembly. The boss is configured to communicate mechanical loads (e.g., centrifugal force, lateral shear, vertical shear) from the grip to the yoke during operation of the rotor assembly.

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


Storage container securing system
Patent No. 10865015 

Inventor(s): Sean Brennan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bell Nunnally Martin LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16392520 on 04/23/2019 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage container securing system, in one embodiment, may include a base for receiving container brackets configured to matingly engage opposite surfaces of a storage container.

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


 

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

Lin28-mediated control of let-7 biogenesis
Patent No. 10865252 

Inventor(s): Elena Piskounova (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Children”s Medical Center Corporation (Boston, MA), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913323 on 03/06/2018 (1015 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present embodiments provide for compositions and methods that regulate microRNA-binding protein-mediated miRNA biogensis; for example Lin28-mediated biogenesis of let-7; and in particular Lin28A-recruited 3 terminal uridylyl transferase (TUTase) uridylation of pre-let-7. A particular embodiment provide compositions and methods for screening for agents that inhibit TUTase-dependent Lin28A-mediated repression of let-7 miRNA.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Stabilizing features in a wear member assembly
Patent No. 10865545 

Inventor(s): Isai Diaz (Arlington, TX), Mohamad Bilal (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Hensley Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16886378 on 05/28/2020 (201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hollow ground-engaging wear member includes a leading end arranged to engage ground and a rear end having a cavity formed therein. The inner surface of the cavity may have vertically separated opposing inner walls forming an upper inner surface and a lower inner surface. The upper inner surface and the lower inner surface each may have a centrally disposed, inwardly protruding surface portion arranged to provide a bearing fit with a support structure. Each inwardly protruding surface portion may be disposed only in the rear portion of the cavity and shaped to form an arc. Each hole of a pair of holes in the respective horizontally separated opposing inner walls are arranged to receive a locking pin, and the inwardly protruding bearing surface of the upper inner surface and the inwardly protruding bearing surface of the lower inner surface may be positioned at least partially rearward of the pair of holes.

[E02F] DREDGING; SOIL-SHIFTING (winning peat E21C 49/00)


Outlet box with integrated funnel
Patent No. 10865550 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Keith Sampson (Reno, NV)
Assignee(s): LSP Products Group, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273874 on 02/12/2019 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a multi-purpose outlet box with an integrated drainage funnel. In one embodiment, the outlet box can include a housing that includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a back wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and an opening providing access to the housing. The outlet box can include a funnel that forms a portion of the back wall and that extends from the bottom wall. The funnel can also include a first end and a second end. The first end comprises a first opening outside of the housing and the second end comprising a removable cover that covers access to a second opening inside of the housing. The top wall includes a drainage opening and the second end of the funnel is proximal to the drainage opening.

[E03C] DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER (not connected to either water-supply main or to waste pipe A47K; devices of the kind used in the ground E03B, E03F); SINKS


Adjustable anchor for curtain-wall system
Patent No. 10865559 

Inventor(s): Tim Newbrough (Terrell, TX)
Assignee(s): Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Inc. (Terrell, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544466 on 08/19/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A curtain-wall anchor includes a back member having a first arcuate slotted aperture and a second aperture formed therein. The first arcuate slotted aperture receives a first mounting bolt and the second aperture receives a second mounting bolt. A first plurality of vertically-oriented ridges are formed in the back member proximate the first arcuate slotted aperture and the second aperture. A first locking washer is received onto the first mounting bolt. The first locking washer includes a second plurality of vertically-oriented ridges that are complementary to the first plurality of vertically-oriented ridges formed in the back member. The first arcuate slotted aperture facilitates angular adjustment of the back member. Engagement of the second plurality of vertically-oriented ridges with the first plurality of vertically-oriented ridges facilitates securement of the back member in a select angular position.

[E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00)


Portable ground blind and system for transportation and deployment thereof
Patent No. 10865584 

Inventor(s): Ethan Hulsey (Fate, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16798158 on 02/21/2020 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable ground blind having a plurality of pole-supported dual-mesh panels with openings formed along bottom sides of one or more of said panels, providing optimized concealment for the user, while also enhancing the user”s ability to see and engage potential targets at multiple locations around the user. The dual-mesh panels include an outer mesh webbing and an inner mesh webbing, the outer mesh webbing having mesh openings of larger size than the mesh openings of the inner mesh webbing. Ghillie threads and/or other concealment enhancement objects are attachable on the outer mesh webbing, increasing the overall concealment of the user and allowing the user to customize the nature of concealment of the portable ground blind.

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


Downhole centralizer
Patent No. 10865606 

Inventor(s): Brandon Martin (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): IMPACT SELECTOR INTERNATIONAL, LLC (Houma, LA)
Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444672 on 06/18/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole centralizer operable to be coupled with a tool string and conveyed within a downhole passage, wherein the downhole passage is a wellbore or a tubular member disposed in the wellbore. The downhole centralizer may have a plurality of arms that are operable to move against a sidewall of the downhole passage to centralize at least a portion of the tool string within the downhole passage, impart an intended force against the sidewall of the downhole passage, and maintain the intended force substantially constant while the tool string is conveyed along the downhole passage and an inner diameter of the downhole passage changes.

[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]


Systems and methods for setting an extreme-range anchor within a wellbore
Patent No. 10865614 

Inventor(s): Antony F. Grattan (Mansfield, TX), Cory L. Huggins (Mansfield, TX), Douglas J. Streibich (Fort Worth, TX), Michael C. Robertson (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Robertson Intellectual Properties, LLC (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: Matthews, Lawson, McCutcheon Joseph, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414547 on 05/16/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include an extreme range anchor, having extending assemblies configured to engage a wellbore, for providing a self-centering, reusable anchor location within a wellbore. The extending assemblies include a first set of arms connected to a first brace, a second set of arms connected to a second brace, and a set of footplates. Each footplate in the set of footplates is connected to the first set of arms and the second set of arms. Each footplate includes a fixator coupled to a radially external face and configured to securely engage the wellbore. The system also includes a pull rod rigidly coupled to the first brace and slidably connected to the second brace. Forcing the pull rod in an axial direction shortens a distance between the first brace and the second brace and forces the set of footplates to move in a radial direction toward the wellbore.

[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]


Fracturing utilizing an air/fuel mixture
Patent No. 10865630 

Inventor(s): Edwin E. Wilson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Twin Disc, Inc. (Racine, WI)
Law Firm: Boyle Fredrickson S.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552761 on 08/27/2019 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system of producing subterranean fractures in geologic formations for the extraction of hydrocarbons includes flowing an air and fuel mixture into a well hole. The well hole may then be sealed with a packer plug creating a compression chamber with the air and fuel mixture. A liquid, such as water, may be pumped into the well hole to create pressure in the compression chamber. The build-up of pressure eventually causes auto-ignition of the air and fuel mixture which fractures the formation. The water may then rush into the compression chamber which thermally shocks the area causing additional fractures. The water may vaporize to steam and thoroughly disinfect the well hole eliminating the need for added biocides.

[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

 

Oil pan assembly
Patent No. 10865671 

Inventor(s): Dong-Hyun Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Shohei Nomura (Ann Arbor, MI), Swetha Minupuri (Ann Arbor, MI), Tenghua Tom Shieh (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14697936 on 04/28/2015 (2058 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oil pan assembly having an oil pan and an intake pipe attached to a bottom of an engine block is provided. The oil pan assembly includes an inner plate mounted to the oil pan so as to be disposed between the oil pan and a bottom surface of the engine block. The inner plate is configured to slow the flow of oil to an intake pipe so as to provide additional time for entrained oil to de-areate.

[F01M] LUBRICATING OF MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; LUBRICATING INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES; CRANKCASE VENTILATING [2]


 

P H Y S I C S

Systems and methods using artificial intelligence for routing electric vehicles
Patent No. 10866108 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16299673 on 03/12/2019 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides specific systems, methods and algorithms based on artificial intelligence expert system technology for determination of preferred routes of travel for electric vehicles (EVs). The systems, methods and algorithms provide such route guidance for battery-operated EVs in-route to a desired destination, but lacking sufficient battery energy to reach the destination from the current location of the EV. The systems and methods of the present invention disclose use of one or more specifically programmed computer machines with artificial intelligence expert system battery energy management and navigation route control. Such specifically programmed computer machines may be located in the EV and/or cloud-based or remote computer/data processing systems for the determination of preferred routes of travel, including intermediate stops at designated battery charging or replenishing stations. Expert system algorithms operating on combinations of expert defined parameter subsets for route selection are disclosed. Specific fuzzy logic methods are also disclosed based on defined potential route parameters with fuzzy logic determination of crisp numerical values for multiple potential routes and comparison of those crisp numerical values for selection of a particular route. Application of the present invention systems and methods to autonomous or driver-less EVs is also disclosed.

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


Trunnion bolt monitoring system
Patent No. 10866154 

Inventor(s): David W. Bintz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ARVOS LJUNGSTROM LLC (Wellsville, NY)
Law Firm: Murtha Cullina LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16464980 on 11/30/2016 (1476 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trunnion bolt monitoring system for an air preheater trunnion has a plurality of trunnion bolts through which extends a respective blind bore each in gas tight connection at its open end to a pressurized manifold comprising piping and T-fittings. Depressurisation of the manifold indicative of fatigue cracking of any one bolt is detected by electrical monitoring of three pressure sensors.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Composition, device and imaging system for analysis using chemiluminescent probes
Patent No. 10866252 

Inventor(s): Alexander R. Lippert (Dallas, TX), Katherine M. Krenek (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15897766 on 02/15/2018 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the rapid monitoring of biological analytes in a point-of-care setting by providing a smart phone; providing a sample chamber; providing a sample; providing a dark box with a smartphone holder attached to the dark box top with the camera opening positioned about the aperture, adding a biological specimen suspected of containing a biological analyte in the sample chamber; adding a bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, an imidazole and a fluorophore to the sample chamber to react with the biological analyte; placing the sample chamber into the dark box; generating an emission from the fluorophore in response to the reaction with the biological analyte; and recording a set of time-lapse images of the emission with the smartphone.

[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)


Automatic test equipment (ATE) contactor adaptor
Patent No. 10866275 

Inventor(s): Kevin Brady (Tucson, AZ), Raymond Joseph Ochotorena, Jr. (Vail, AZ), William Edward Brumley (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16135602 on 09/19/2018 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic test equipment (ATE) contactor adapter compatible with at least one test board. The contactor adapter includes a contactor adapter body having a first side and a second side. The contactor adapter body includes: 1) a first set of contact components disposed on the first side in an arrangement to contact conductive pads of the at least one test board; and 2) a second set of contact components disposed on the second side and coupled to the first set of contact points. The contactor adapter also includes an adapter interface disposed on the contactor adapter body. The adapter interface includes a third set of contact components coupled to the second set of contact components. The ATE contactor adapter is configured to convey signals between a device under test (DUT) and the at least one test board via the first, second, and third sets of contact components.

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


Scan chain self-testing of lockstep cores on reset
Patent No. 10866280 

Inventor(s): Nikita Naresh (Bangalore, , IN), Prakash Narayanan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16372252 on 04/01/2019 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided that includes a memory configured to store test patterns. A first lockstep core and a second lockstep core are configured to receive the same set of test patterns. First scan outputs are generated from the first lockstep core, and second scan outputs are generated from the second lockstep core during a reset of the first lockstep core and the second lockstep core. A comparator can be coupled to the first lockstep core and the second lockstep core and is configured to compare the first scan outputs to the second scan outputs. The first and second lockstep cores can be initialized to a similar state if the first and second scan outputs are the same. The first and second lockstep cores can comprise non-resettable flip flops.

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


Black microprismatic retroreflective film
Patent No. 10866346 

Inventor(s): Drew J. Buoni (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Aura Optical Systems, LP (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15741842 on 09/16/2016 (1551 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure provides a black microprismatic retroreflective film. The black microprismatic retroreflective film comprises a body layer and a black color layer. The body layer includes microprismatic optical elements. The black color layer gives the black microprismatic retroreflective film a daytime color of black. The black microprismatic retroreflective film has a coefficient of retroreflectivity greater than 50 cd/lx/m2 at a 4 degree entrance angle and 0.2 degree observation angle.

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


Eccentric incident luminance pupil tracking
Patent No. 10866413 

Inventor(s): Jordan David Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Martin Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208060 on 12/03/2018 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic assembly includes a flexible circuit board formed into a curved shape that is configured to be substantially concentric with a viewer”s eye. The electronic assembly further includes a plurality of facets coupled to a side of curved shape of the flexible circuit board that is configured to face the viewer”s eye. Each facet has a planar face, one or more emitters configured to emit light towards the viewer”s eye, and one or more receptors configured to detect the emitted light after it has been reflected back towards the electronic assembly from a retina of the viewer”s eye. Each face is normal to a line pointing towards a center area of the viewer”s eye when the curved shape is substantially concentric with the viewer”s eye. Each facet is individually addressable such that the plurality of facets are configurable to detect a center of gaze of the viewer.

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


Orthogonal optical path length extender
Patent No. 10866428 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: Nicholson De Vos Webster Elliott LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16253149 on 01/21/2019 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to adjust light path length utilizing a digital light path length modulator is described. The digital light path length modulator includes a polarization modulator to receive polarized light and to modulate a polarization of some or all of the polarized light, and an optical path length extender (OPLE) to direct the light entering the OPLE with a first polarization along a first light path through the OPLE, and to direct the light entering the OPLE with a second polarization along a second light path through the OPLE, the second light path through the OPLE having a light path length longer than the first light path length through the OPLE.

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


Automated manufacturing process tooling setup assist system
Patent No. 10866579 

Inventor(s): Raman Virk (Mississauga, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290142 on 03/01/2019 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated manufacturing process tooling setup assist system includes a controller configured to control movement and positioning of tools to provide a first tool spatial arrangement within a workspace. Responsive to an unsuccessful test process run using the tools in the first tool spatial arrangement, the controller may control movement of the tools so as to replace a tool in the first tool spatial arrangement with another tool configured to perform a function of the tool to be replaced. Responsive to a successful test process run using the tools in the first tool spatial arrangement, the controller may control movement of the tools so as to reposition one or more tools in the workspace to provide a second tool spatial arrangement within the workspace different from the first tool spatial arrangement.

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


Drone detection and interception
Patent No. 10866597 

Inventor(s): Daniel James Wigger (Prosper, TX), Dennis J. Reinhold (Dallas, TX), Joshua Martin (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973031 on 05/07/2018 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide for systems and methods for detecting and intercepting drones and drone operators. An example system for disrupting drone attacks comprises a drone detection system configured to detect a hostile drone, a defensive drone control system coupled to the drone detection system and configured to communicate with a first defensive drone, and a first defensive drone configured to receive first data from the defensive drone control system and to use the data to intercept the hostile drone. The system for disrupting drone attacks may further comprise a system configured to identify a control source of the hostile drone, and a second defensive drone configured to receive second data from the defensive drone control system and to use the second data to fly to a location associated with the control source of the hostile drone.

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


Controlling communications using temperature and/or radio-frequency (RF) signals
Patent No. 10866602 

Inventor(s): Adam C. Edwards (Fort Worth, TX), Joseph Higgs (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15970402 on 05/03/2018 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of controlling communications using temperature and/or Radio Frequency (RF) signals are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method may include determining whether a user operating a communications device has at least temporarily transferred at least partial control of the communications device to another user based, at least in part, upon a change in at least one of: a temperature or an RF signal sensed at the communications device. The method may also include controlling an aspect of a communication conducted via the communications device based, at least in part, upon the determination.

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


Low-power mode for a USB type-C power delivery controller
Patent No. 10866628 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas, TX), Roy Alan Hastings (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949841 on 04/10/2018 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a power delivery (”PD”) controller in a USB Type-C system that includes a configuration channel (”CC”), PD preamble detector, and a power-usage circuit. The PD controller includes a CC input that receives a PD message. The PD preamble detector is configured to detect a PD message preamble based in part upon a power of a filtered PD message and communicates a wake-up signal to the power-usage circuit in response to detecting a PD message preamble. The power-usage circuit is configured to exit a low-power mode in response to receiving the wake-up signal.

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


Using natural movements of a hand-held device to manipulate digital content
Patent No. 10866647 

Inventor(s): Vinay Sharma (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16169363 on 10/24/2018 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device, such as a smart phone, is provided with a camera. Digital content displayed on display screen of the mobile device may be manipulated in response to natural movements of the mobile device by a user. Motion of the mobile device is detected relative to a nearby textured surface by analyzing images of the textured surface. The displayed digital content is manipulated in response to the detected motion of the mobile device.

[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]


Methods and systems for managing multiple communication lines within a single on-screen user interface
Patent No. 10866722 

Inventor(s): Kristopher T. Frazier (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14980561 on 12/28/2015 (1814 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary multi-line communication system presents a single on-screen user interface on a communication device. The communication device is configured to conduct communication sessions over both a first communication line associated with a first mobile directory number (”MDN”) and a second communication line associated with a second MDN. Within the user interface, the multi-line communication system presents an aggregated communication history including communication records representative of communication sessions associated with both the first and the second communication lines. The multi-line communication system detects a user action with respect to a communication record within the aggregated communication history, determines that the communication session represented by the communication record is associated with the first communication line, and initiates an additional communication session over the first communication line based on the determination that the communication session is associated with the first communication line. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a synchronous correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10866822 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823921 on 11/28/2017 (1113 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a first node, a second node, and a third node implemented by a node engine. The first node is configured to receive a first correlithm object, fetch a second correlithm object from a first node table based on the first correlithm object, and output the second correlithm object to the second node and the third node. The second node is configured to fetch a third correlithm object from a second node table based on the second correlithm object in response to receiving the second correlithm object, and output the third correlithm object to the third node. The third node is configured to fetch a fourth correlithm object from a third node table based on the second correlithm object and the third correlithm object in response to receiving the second correlithm object and the third correlithm object.

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


Auto-recovery for software systems
Patent No. 10866872 

Inventor(s): Milind Patel (Frisco, TX), Surya Avirneni (Plano, TX), Umang Mistry (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16687252 on 11/18/2019 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are hardware and techniques for building runbooks for new computer-implemented processes by correlating break events from the new processes with break events extant in existing runbooks for existing computer-implemented processes. In addition, fix events associated with the correlated break events are evaluated to determine the likelihood that they will be able to fix the error condition which caused the break event from the new process. The fix events are presented to a human operator who may select and test each fix event to determine if the error condition is directed and, if so, the correlated break event associated with the fix event are merged together and added to a new runbook for the new computer-implement process.

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


Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing instruction fetch in virtual computing environments
Patent No. 10866910 

Inventor(s): Rajesh Koul (San Jose, CA), Shay Benisty (Beer Sheva, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936364 on 03/26/2018 (995 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for intelligent fetching of storage device commands from submission queues are disclosed. The controller may implement a hierarchical scheme comprising first-level arbitration(s) between submission queues of each of a plurality of input/output virtualization (IOV) functions, and a second-level arbitration between the respective IOV functions. Alternatively, or in addition, the controller may implement a flat arbitration scheme, which may comprise selecting submission queue(s) from one or more groups, each group comprising submission queues of each of the plurality of IOV functions. In some embodiments, the controller implements a credit-based arbitration scheme. The arbitration scheme(s) may be modified in accordance with command statistics and/or current resource availability.

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


Selecting and presenting representative frames for video previews
Patent No. 10867183 

Inventor(s): Min-Hsuan Tsai (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Google LLC (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Byrne Poh LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959858 on 04/23/2018 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for selecting representative frames for videos is provided. The method includes receiving a video and identifying a set of features for each of the frames of the video. The features including frame-based features and semantic features. The semantic features identifying likelihoods of semantic concepts being present as content in the frames of the video. A set of video segments for the video is subsequently generated. Each video segment includes a chronological subset of frames from the video and each frame is associated with at least one of the semantic features. The method generates a score for each frame of the subset of frames for each video segment based at least on the semantic features, and selecting a representative frame for each video segment based on the scores of the frames in the video segment. The representative frame represents and summarizes the video segment.

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


Compliance management for emerging risks
Patent No. 10867268 

Inventor(s): Lokesh Vijay Kumar (Frisco, TX), Ponnazhakan Subramanian (McKinney, TX), Sasi Kumar Unnikrishnan (Plano, TX), Satish Chikkaveerappa (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16536678 on 08/09/2019 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for identifying and managing emerging risks. Businesses, such as those participating in regulated industries, may need to regularly monitor enforcement actions that are cited in a variety of sources. Embodiments disclosed herein provide for scraping information from those sources and comparing it to existing risk events in order to determine possible discrepancies that should be assessed.

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


Systems and methods for vehicle tracking and service prediction
Patent No. 10867270 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Plano, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15268489 on 09/16/2016 (1551 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to vehicle diagnostics, and more particularly to systems and methods for vehicle tracking and service prediction. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented vehicle tracking and prediction method is disclosed. The method includes sending an electronic signal to activate in-vehicle data collection by an on-board data aggregator disposed in communication with each of an on-board vehicle computer, via an on-board diagnostic port, and one or more user devices. The method further includes receiving aggregated in-vehicle data from the on-board data aggregator, predicting a future vehicle service event based on the aggregated data, and generating a vehicle valuation metric based on the aggregated data. The method further includes sending a notification to at least one of the on-board vehicle computer and the one or more user devices, where the notification is based on the predicted future vehicle service event and the generated vehicle valuation metric.

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


System and method for automated laboratory inventory management using RFID technology
Patent No. 10867274 

Inventor(s): John Curtis Jones (Grapevine, TX), Patrick P. Fritchie (Southlake, TX), William B. Williams (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Klintworth Rozenblat IP LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13326034 on 12/14/2011 (3289 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, a computer readable memory medium comprising program instructions for graphically developing a connectivity driver is provided. The computer readable memory medium is a non-transitory medium. The program instructions are executable by a processor to generate a purchase order for a laboratory item, transmit the purchase order to a remote computer in order to communicate the purchase order to a vendor, receive an advance shipping notice generated in response to the purchase order, receive item information stored in an RFID tag of a tagged item received at the delivery location, and check the item information against the advance shipping notice in order to verify that the tagged item is the same as the ordered laboratory item. The purchase order specifies a delivery location.

[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]


Multi-channel order management
Patent No. 10867276 

Inventor(s): Matthew Brett Roemer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15083891 on 03/29/2016 (1722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A merchant system including an order management application and method of integrating orders received from multiple ordering channels is described. An aggregated order queue is established including multiple orders from multiple different ordering channels. The orders are processed for fulfillment and a delivery channel is selected from multiple delivery channels for delivery of the one or more items of the order. The multiple orders, regardless of the ordering channel originating the order, and delivery channels may be managed via a single user interface.

[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]


Generating a product recommendation based on a user reaction
Patent No. 10867339 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663560 on 10/25/2019 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may process, after obtaining an image that includes image data concerning a product, first audio data obtained concerning a first utterance of a user of a user device, and first video data obtained concerning a first eye gaze direction of the user, to determine a first reaction of the user to the image. The device may process, after causing display of the image and an overlay superimposed on the image by the user device, second audio data obtained concerning a second utterance of the user, and second video data obtained concerning a second eye gaze direction of the user, to determine a second reaction of the user to the image and the overlay. The device may retrain a product recommendation model using the first reaction and the second reaction, and may generate and cause display of a product recommendation based on the product recommendation model.

[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]


Video object detection
Patent No. 10867393 

Inventor(s): Kumar Desappan (Bengaluru, , IN), Manu Mathew (Bengaluru, , IN), Pramod Kumar Swami (Bengaluru, , IN), Soyeb Noormohammed Nagori (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16157861 on 10/11/2018 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for video object detection includes detecting an object in a first video frame, and selecting a first interest point and a second interest point of the object. The first interest point is in a first region of interest located at a first corner of a box surrounding the object. The second interest point is in a second region of interest located at a second corner of the box. The second corner is diagonally opposite the first corner. A first optical flow of the first interest point and a second optical flow of the second interest point are determined. A location of the object in a second video frame is estimated by determining, in the second video frame, a location of the first interest point based on the first optical flow and a location of the second interest point based on the second optical flow.

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


Color-changing lighting dynamic control
Patent No. 10867487 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Glover (Southlake, TX), Scott Eddins (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16718121 on 12/17/2019 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is presented for alerting persons of an emergency situation in a public space having an emergency colored-lighting alarm system. In response to a user actuating an alarm panel to indicate a type of emergency, the colored-lighting alarm system displays a color-coded lighting message corresponding to the emergency type. The color-coded message can include repeatedly or alternatingly emitting a colored light.

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


Classroom presentation and recording system
Patent No. 10867524 

Inventor(s): Magdy Elwany (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MA Technology, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876937 on 01/22/2018 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a several types of teaching or presentation stations are disclosed. Such disclosures may include a portable presentation station, the presentation station including: a touch screen display, a computer controller in communication with the touch screen display, a first human interface input device in communication with the computer controller, a second human interface input device in communication with the computer controller, a third human interface input device in communication with the computer controller, a document camera in communication with the computer controller, at least one light source operatively coupled to the document camera, a tray for the first human interface device and the second human interface device, a shelf to hold at least the third human interface device, a radio in communication with the computer controller, a document camera positioned to generally opposed the touch screen display, and in communication with the computer controller.

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


User programmable voice command recognition based on sparse features
Patent No. 10867611 

Inventor(s): Bozhao Tan (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15234375 on 08/11/2016 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A low power sound recognition sensor is configured to receive an analog signal that may contain a signature sound. Sparse sound parameter information is extracted from the analog signal. The extracted sparse sound parameter information is processed using a speaker dependent sound signature database stored in the sound recognition sensor to identify sounds or speech contained in the analog signal. The sound signature database may include several user enrollments for a sound command each representing an entire word or multiword phrase. The extracted sparse sound parameter information may be compared to the multiple user enrolled signatures using cosine distance, Euclidean distance, correlation distance, etc., for example.

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


System and method for comprehensive health and wellness mobile management
Patent No. 10867695 

Inventor(s): Charles E. Neagle, III (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Pharmalto, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14822862 on 08/10/2015 (1954 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for health and wellness mobile management comprises a database operable to store a health and wellness data record associated with a patient/data owner, a content management system adapted to strictly control access to the health and wellness data record stored in the database according to access rules set by the patient, a web interface adapted to interface with information requesters submitting requests for access to the health and wellness data record via a web application, an external connect interface adapted to interface with external systems and applications for receiving health and wellness data associated with the patient, a prescription interface adapted to receive a pharmaceutical prescription for the patient submitted by a healthcare provider, and a patient identification accessory adapted to uniquely identify the patient as the data owner of the health and wellness data record stored in the database. Other features include nutritional valuation and fitness challenges. NULL


Defense techniques for split manufacturing
Patent No. 10867937 

Inventor(s): Jeyavijayan Rajendran (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas|Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15987309 on 05/23/2018 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments to enhance the security of a circuit design after a global routing of the circuit design and an assignment of wire layers for the circuit design. A tree can be extracted from the circuit design. The tree can include multiple gates and location information for the gates. The tree can be perturbed by moving one or more locations of one or more gates.

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


System and method for image file generation and management
Patent No. 10868853 

Inventor(s): Ronald L. Bland (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004031 on 06/08/2018 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging platform may determine whether an image file stored on a client device is a current version of the image file, and may identify, based on determining that the image file on the client device is not the current version of the image file, the current version of the image file in an image file store. The imaging platform may determine, based on identifying the current version of the image file and based on one or more properties associated with a network connection of the client device, a bandwidth allocation for transmitting the current version of the image file to the client device. The imaging platform may transmit, to the client device, a mapping table associated with the current version of the image file, and may transmit, based on the bandwidth allocation and based on the mapping table, the current version of the image file to the client device.

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


 

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Hinged dimm cooling device
Patent No. 10866621 

Inventor(s): Pinche Tsai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16256314 on 01/24/2019 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device assembly as disclosed herein includes a heat pipe coupled to a heat transfer device, and a thermal interface. The assembly further includes a cold plate rotatably coupled with the heat pipe through a hinge. The thermal interface is coupled with the cold plate through a plane to rotate about the heat pipe together with the cold plate, and the thermal interface includes a material having a thickness and a resiliency configured to make thermal contact with a circuit in a circuit card when the cold plate is rotated over the circuit card. A chassis and a method to build the chassis including the above assembly are also disclosed.

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


Inductor structure and method for forming the same
Patent No. 10867745 

Inventor(s): Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Huan Zhang (Gainesville, FL), Shuo Wang (Gainesville, FL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX), University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated (Gainesville, FL)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15653805 on 07/19/2017 (1245 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device comprises a magnetic core comprising a first leg and a second leg formed by a first magnetic component and a second magnetic component, wherein a first gap and a second gap are placed between the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component and are in the first leg and the second leg, respectively, a first winding wound around the first leg in a counter-clockwise direction and a second winding wound around the second leg in a clockwise direction.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


Contact in RF-switch
Patent No. 10867756 

Inventor(s): James Douglas Huffman (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Cavendish Kinetics, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15771026 on 11/14/2016 (1492 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a mechanism for making a MEMS switch that has a robust RF-contact by avoiding currents to run through a thin sidewall in a via from the RF-contact to the underlying RF-electrode.

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


Multi-die module with substrate cavity assembly
Patent No. 10867880 

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231559 on 12/23/2018 (723 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-die module includes a first die with a first substrate and a first device formed over the first substrate, wherein the first substrate includes a cavity on a side opposite the first device. The multi-die module also includes a second die with a second substrate and a second device formed over the second substrate, wherein the second die is positioned at least partially in the cavity. The multi-die module also includes a coupler configured to convey signals between the first device and the second device.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including replacement crystalline channels and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10868025 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200115 on 11/26/2018 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: In-process source-level material layers including a source-level sacrificial layer are formed over a substrate. An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over the in-process source-level material layers. A memory opening is formed through the alternating stack, and is filled with a memory film and a sacrificial opening fill structure. The source-level sacrificial layer is replaced with a source contact layer including a doped polycrystalline semiconductor material. The source contact layer can be formed by diffusing a metal in a metallic catalyst material through a semiconductor fill material layer that fills a source cavity formed by removal of the source-level sacrificial layer. The sacrificial opening fill structure is replaced with a vertical semiconductor channel, which can be formed with large grains due to large crystal sizes in the source contact layer. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers.

[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]


Ferroelectric memory device containing word lines and pass gates and method of forming the same
Patent No. 10868042 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16457687 on 06/28/2019 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a semiconductor channel extending between a source region and a drain region, a plurality of pass gate electrodes, a plurality of word lines, a gate dielectric located between the semiconductor channel and the plurality of pass gate electrodes, and ferroelectric material portions located between the semiconductor channel and the plurality of word lines.

[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]


Nanosheet field effect transistor cell architecture
Patent No. 10868193 

Inventor(s): Mark Stephen Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390859 on 04/22/2019 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes first and second GAA FETs spaced apart by an inter-channel spacing. Each of the GAA FETs includes a horizontal nanosheet conductive channel structure, a gate material completely surrounding the horizontal nanosheet conductive channel structure, source and drain regions at opposite ends of the horizontal nanosheet conductive channel structure, source and drain contacts on the source and drain regions. A width of the horizontal nanosheet conductive channel structure of the first GAA FET or the second GAA FET is smaller than a maximum allowed width. The semiconductor device also includes a gate contact on the gate material in the inter-channel spacing between the first and second GAA FETs. The gate contact is spaced apart by a distance from each of the source and drain regions of the first and second GAA FETs in a range from a minimum design rule spacing to a maximum distance.

[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]


Phase change memory device with crystallization template and method of making the same
Patent No. 10868245 

Inventor(s): Gerardo Bertero (Redwood City, CA), Mac Apodaca (San Jose, CA), Michael Grobis (San Jose, CA), Michael Nicolas Albert Tran (San Jose, CA), Neil Leslie Robertson (Palo Alto, CA), Zhaoqiang Bai (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbur Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432356 on 06/05/2019 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phase change memory device includes a phase change material portion located between a first electrode and a second electrode, and a crystallization template material portion located between the first electrode and the second electrode in contact with the phase change material portion. The crystallization template material portion and the phase change material portion belong to a same crystal system and have matching lattice spacing, or the crystallization template material portion and the phase change material portion do not belong to the same crystal system, but have a matching translational symmetry along at least one paired lattice plane with a matching lattice spacing.

[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]


Pulse blanking in an amplifier
Patent No. 10868498 

Inventor(s): Mohit Chawla (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16748839 on 01/22/2020 (328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a comparator to compare an analog signal to a ramp signal to generate a pulse width modulated output signal and a driver to generate control signals for a plurality of power transistors. A pulse blanking circuit receives the pulse width modulated output signal. For each pulse of the pulse width modulated output signal, the pulse blanking circuit, responsive to a width of the pulse being greater than a threshold, passes the pulse to the driver. Responsive to the width of the pulse being less than the threshold, the pulse blanking circuit prevents the pulse from being passed to the driver.

[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)


Operational amplifier offset trim
Patent No. 10868504 

Inventor(s): Srinivas K. Pulijala (Tucson, AZ), Vadim Valerievich Ivanov (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275105 on 02/13/2019 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes first, second, third, and fourth transistors, first and second current source devices, and a trim circuit. The first transistor has a first control input and a first current terminal. The second transistor has a second control input and a second current terminal. The third transistor had a third control input and third and fourth current terminals. The fourth transistor has a fourth control input and fifth and sixth current terminals. The first current source is coupled between a first power supply node and the third current terminal. The second current source is coupled between the first supply node and the fifth current terminal. The trim circuit is coupled between the fourth current terminal and a second power supply node, and is coupled between the sixth current terminal and the second power supply node. The trim circuit includes a resistive digital-to-analog converter (RDAC) circuit.

[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)


Low quiescent current load switch
Patent No. 10868521 

Inventor(s): Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Jae Won Choi (Dallas, TX), Sungho Beck (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543110 on 08/16/2019 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus, devices, and systems to provide a low quiescent current load switch are disclosed. A disclosed load switch circuit includes a transconductor to convert a voltage to a current input to a transistor gate, the current input to the transistor gate to control the gate to deliver power to a load from a power supply. The example circuit includes a resistor to provide power from a charge pump to the gate as controlled by the transconductor. A disclosed apparatus includes a driver to control a gate of a transistor, the gate to enable the transistor to deliver power to a load from a power supply when the gate is activated, and a gate slope control to control a rate of change over time of a voltage associated with the gate to activate the gate and to disable the driver when the gate is activated.

[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]


Digitally reconfigurable ultra-high precision internal oscillator
Patent No. 10868544 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Kumar Das (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ebby Abraham (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781418 on 02/04/2020 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for tuning an internal oscillator to a desired frequency F1 is shown and uses an RC delay element that comprises a resistor, a capacitor and a comparator. The method includes receiving a clock signal from an oscillator to be tuned, triggering charging of the RC delay element, and N clock cycles after triggering the charging, the method determines whether the charge on the precision RC delay element is higher than or lower than a reference voltage. Correction to the clock frequency is based on the results.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Cycle slip detection and correction in phase-locked loop
Patent No. 10868550 

Inventor(s): Christopher Andrew Schell (Tacoma, WA), Jayawardan Janardhanan (Issaquah, WA), Sinjeet Dhanvantray Parekh (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780957 on 02/04/2020 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) includes a voltage-controlled oscillator to generate an output clock, a filter coupled to the voltage-controlled oscillator, and a time-to-digital converter (TDC) that receives a reference clock and a feedback clock. The feedback clock is derived from the output clock. The TDC generates a digital output value. The DPLL also includes a cycle slip detector circuit coupled to the TDC. The cycle slip detector circuit detects a cycle slip based on the digital output value and adjusts the digital output value by a second digital value that corresponds to an integer multiple of a period of the reference clock.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10868558 

Inventor(s): Laxmi Vivek Tripurari (Hyderabad, , IN), Minkle Eldho Paul (Bengaluru, , IN), Sovan Ghosh (Paschim Medinipur, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16713164 on 12/13/2019 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (CDAC), a comparator coupled to the CDAC, and a successive approximation register (SAR) control circuit coupled to the CDAC and the comparator. The SAR control circuit is configured to successively select bits of a digital output value. The SAR control circuit is also configured to, after selection of the bits of the digital output value: maintain a state of first switches of the CDAC applied to select a most significant bit of the digital output value, and revert second switches of the CDAC applied to select bits of the digital output value having significance lower than the most significant bit to a state of the second switches prior to selection of the most significant bit.

[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]


Signal cancellation of amplitude/angle modulation noise using feedforward and feedback topologies
Patent No. 10868574 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Herbert Zuckerman (Livermore, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188280 on 11/13/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to cancel amplitude modulation noise (contamination) of an input (carrier) signal, including: receiving an input monochromatic signal contaminated with amplitude modulation noise; demodulating the amplitude modulation noise to generate a baseband amplitude modulation noise signal; signal processing the baseband amplitude modulation noise signal to generate an amplitude modulation noise cancelation signal; and amplitude modulating the input signal based on the amplitude modulation noise cancelation signal to generate an output signal, the output signal having less amplitude modulation noise than the input signal. A feedforward implementation can use signal inversion to generate a feedforward amplitude modulation noise cancelation signal. A feedback implementation, implemented with a gain controlled amplifier, can be based on, in a feedback path, demodulating the amplitude noise modulation signal in a feedback gain-controlled input signal to generate a feedback gain control signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods and systems for wireless communication in a reflective environment
Patent No. 10868592 

Inventor(s): Thomas J. Ellis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC. (Louisville, CO)
Law Firm: PdZ Patent Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402476 on 05/03/2019 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for wireless communication in a reflective environment includes (a) receiving first wireless signals at a first antenna assembly at least partially via a first reflective environment, (b) generating a first electrical signal from a first antenna element of the first antenna assembly in response to the first wireless signals, the first antenna element having a first polarization, (c) generating a second electrical signal from a second antenna element of the first antenna assembly in response to the first wireless signals, the second antenna element having a second polarization different from the first polarization, (d) shifting phase of at least one of the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal, and (e) after shifting phase, combining at least the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal to generate a combined electrical signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to enable CSI reporting based on space-frequency compression
Patent No. 10868603 

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: 16294716 on 03/06/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for a channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), CSI feedback configuration information including a number (N[subscript]SB[/subscript]) of subbands (SB) and a number (R) of frequency domain (FD) units per SB, wherein N[subscript]SB [/subscript]and R determine a total number (N[subscript]3[/subscript]) of FD units; deriving CSI feedback based on the CSI feedback configuration information, wherein the CSI feedback includes a precoding matrix indicator (PMI) indicating a precoding matrix for each FD unit of the total number (N[subscript]3[/subscript]) of FD units; and transmitting the CSI feedback over an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for reference signal for measurements
Patent No. 10868604 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364030 on 03/25/2019 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for a reference signal for measurements. A method for operating a user equipment (UE), includes receiving, from a base station, a channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) trigger and an aperiodic CSI (A-CSI) request and decoding the CSI-RS trigger and the A-CSI request. The method includes measuring a CSI-RS associated with the CSI-RS trigger; and calculating, based on the measured CSI-RS, an A-CSI report associated with the A-CSI request. The method includes transmitting, to the base station, the A-CSI report. The CSI-RS includes two signal components for channel and interference measurement, respectively. Additional embodiments include base station and UE apparatuses and a method for operating a base station.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for channel state information estimation
Patent No. 10868605 

Inventor(s): Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Junmo Sung (Richardson, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16583142 on 09/25/2019 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a base station (BS) for channel state information (CSI) estimation in a wireless communication system is provided. The method of BS comprises: receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a sounding reference signal (SRS) for the CSI estimation; determining whether the received SRS is measurable for the CSI estimation; initializing a set of uplink parameters based on a result of the determination; updating the set of uplink parameters based on SRS history stored in a buffer; and performing, using a channel prediction model and channel reciprocity, the downlink CSI estimation based on the updated parameters.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Upload control signaling for new radio
Patent No. 10868653 

Inventor(s): Salman Khan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Convida Wireless, LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434280 on 06/07/2019 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: Flexibly configured containers consisting of resources within time-frequency blocks may be used to support multiple numerologies in new radio architectures. Uplink control may be defined in resources within a container, or in dedicated resources, by various nodes. Sounding reference signal resources may be dynamically configured for each numerology. The sequence length may be adapted, as well as the time domain location of symbols. Time, frequency, and orthogonal resources may be allocated via a downlink control channel or a radio resource control. Sounding reference signals may be pre-coded, and pre-coding weights may be based on a codebook or non-codebook approaches, e.g., via a radio resource control or a downlink RRC or DL control channel. Pre-coded sounding reference signals may be adapted to user equipment antenna configuration. Further, NR-SRS may be used as UL demodulation RS (DM-RS).

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


System for flagging data transmissions for retention of metadata and triggering appropriate transmission placement
Patent No. 10868782 

Inventor(s): Donald Joseph Cardinal (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16034079 on 07/12/2018 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide a system for flagging data transmissions for retention of metadata and triggering appropriate transmission placement. Embodiments receive a plurality of data transmissions represented in a transmission queue; determine that a first data transmission of the plurality of data transmissions is suspicious; and, in response to the determination, automatically flag the first data transmission for retention of metadata associated with the first data transmission. The data transmission may then be placed in an appropriate location.

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


Mobile device transportation mode management device, system and method
Patent No. 10868906 

Inventor(s): Mahaveer Jain (Santa Clara, CA), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16892161 on 06/03/2020 (195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable device includes one or more memories and travel mode control circuitry coupled to the one or more memories. The travel mode control circuitry, in operation, monitors motion data and detects a first travel state of the device based on the monitored motion data and an acceleration profile. When the first travel state of the device is detected, motion data and pressure data are monitored to detect a transition from the first travel state to a second travel state of the device. When the transition to the second travel state of the device is detected, one or more control signals are generated to cause the device to enter a first travel mode of operation.

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


Digital camera zoom control facility
Patent No. 10868965 

Inventor(s): Bennet K. Langlotz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Langlotz Patent Trademark Works, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689985 on 11/20/2019 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: A camera system with a body including an imager, a zoom lens having a variable focal length and a zoom control operable to adjust the focal length. The body may include a controller connected to the lens and configured to detect the focal length of the lens, and operable based on the focal length of the lens to establish a digital zoom factor. The digital zooming may occur in a limited portion of the zoom range, and this may be the upper end of the zoom range.

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


Methods and systems for encoding pictures associated with video data
Patent No. 10869039 

Inventor(s): Manoj Koul (Allen, TX), Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Karnataka, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ebby Abraham (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16734785 on 01/06/2020 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several methods and systems for encoding pictures associated with video data are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes determining by a processing module, whether a picture is to be encoded based on at least one of a skip assessment associated with the picture and an encoding status of a pre-selected number of pictures preceding the picture in an encoding sequence. The method further includes encoding by the processing module, a plurality of rows of video data associated with the picture upon determining that the picture is to be encoded, wherein the plurality of rows are encoded based on a pre-selected maximum encoded picture size.

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


Delayed duplicate I-picture for video coding
Patent No. 10869064 

Inventor(s): Chaitanya Satish Ghone (Pune, , IN), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bengaluru, , IN), Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA), Ranga Ramanujam Srinivasan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15905588 on 02/26/2018 (1023 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes receiving pictures of a video sequence in a video encoder, and encoding the pictures to generate a compressed video bit stream that is transmitted to a video decoder in real-time, wherein encoding the pictures includes selecting a picture to be encoded as a delayed duplicate intra-predicted picture (DDI), wherein the picture would otherwise be encoded as an inter-predicted picture (P-picture), encoding the picture as an intra-predicted picture (I-picture) to generate the DDI, wherein the I-picture is reconstructed and stored for use as a reference picture for a decoder refresh picture, transmitting the DDI to the video decoder in non-real time, selecting a subsequent picture to be encoded as the decoder refresh picture, and encoding the subsequent picture in the compressed bit stream as the decoder refresh picture, wherein the subsequent P-picture is encoded as a P-picture predicted using the reference picture.

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


Tracking and visualizing video utilization
Patent No. 10869071 

Inventor(s): James L. Rockett, Jr. (Carrollton, TX), Randy M. Whelan (Coppell, TX), Robert M. Beaty (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): RedCritterCorp. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Kirton McConkie (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16582785 on 09/25/2019 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A client process and a server process interact to allow the utilization of a video to be visualized during playback. When a video is played on a user device, the client process can detect state changes in the video player and report these state changes to the server process to allow the server process to maintain records of the video segments that were played. The server process can then use these records to calculate video utilization metrics for a particular video and report these metrics to the client process when the particular video is played on the user device. The client process in turn can generate a user interface element to represent the metrics and display the user interface element while the video is played.

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


Server for providing television and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10869080 

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16819127 on 03/15/2020 (275 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sever for providing television and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the server includes a network interface controller that is configured to receive a source internet protocol television signal, which includes two channels, from an external source and at least partially prepare the source internet protocol signal in order to forward the signal to a television. The server saves in a buffer the at least partially prepared second channel beginning at a recent periodic, sequential signal access point. In response to receiving a channel request instruction from a requesting television when the server is forwarding the at least partially prepared first channel signal, the server forwards the at least partially prepared signal based on the second channel stored in the buffer beginning at the recent periodic, sequential signal access point.

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


Automatic calibration
Patent No. 10869149 

Inventor(s): Mien Chin Chen (Richardson, TX), Sagar Shelke (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Harman International Industries, Incorporated (Stamford, CT)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799746 on 02/24/2020 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a baseline parameter for a speaker pair, the calibrating includes activating a plurality of light sources one-by-one on a slave in the speaker pair, detecting light points at a detection set on a master in the speaker pair, creating a detected pattern of light points, comparing the detected pattern to a database of calibration patterns, determining a relative angle and distance between the master and the slave, calculating the baseline parameter using the determined distance and relative angle.

[H04S] STEREOPHONIC SYSTEMS [3]


Hybrid dynamic spectrum access of hierarchical heterogeneous networks with no single point of failure
Patent No. 10869200 

Inventor(s): Sherry Huang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Law Firm: Suiter Swantz pc llo (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16735877 on 01/07/2020 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for implementing dynamic spectrum access (DSA) in heterogeneous hierarchical mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET) as a cloud service, independent of the network connectivity where DSA decisions can be made at any time regardless of the reachability state, includes hierarchical decision making processes and rules implementable at the node level, gateway level, or arbitrator level. The method and system have different precedence levels for making DSA decisions based on connectivity status. The system propagates spectrum sensing information upward, and propagates rule sets, policies and configuration parameters downward in order to create autonomous DSA decisions.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Automatic path selection for devices in roaming data networks
Patent No. 10869254 

Inventor(s): Gregory D. Roberts (Haslet, TX), Jignesh Patel (Haltom City, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695407 on 11/26/2019 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user device may be provisioned with a list of paths for connecting to a network. A method may include determining that the user device has attached to a visited network and sending the visited network an indication of connectivity capabilities associated with the network. The method may include receiving an indication of one or more paths established from the visited network to the network based on capabilities of the visited network. The one or more paths may be included in the list of paths. The method may include transmitting data to or from the user device via a first path of the one or more paths.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network signaling optimization for light connected mode
Patent No. 10869269 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16324223 on 07/03/2017 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various communication systems can benefit from signaling optimization. For example, communication systems including fourth generation (4G) and fifth generation (5G) networks may benefit from network signaling optimization for light connected mode. A method can include identifying, by a device, that a user equipment has left an area. The method can also include starting, by the device, a suspend procedure for the user equipment based on identifying that the user equipment has left the area.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Power headroom reporting with dual connectivity
Patent No. 10869283 

Inventor(s): Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): APPLE, INC. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16162972 on 10/17/2018 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to a communication between a user equipment (”UE”) and a plurality of evolved Node Bs (”eNBs”). A UE may be adapted to operate in a dual connected mode on respective wireless cells provided by first and second eNBs. The UE may be adapted to estimate respective power headroom (”PHR”) values associated with simultaneous operation on the first and second wireless cells. The UE may cause the first and second PHR estimates to be transmitted to both the first and second eNBs. The first and second eNBs may use these estimates to compute respective uplink transmission powers for the UE. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Centralizer
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Inventor(s): Christian Hatla (Jacksboro, TX), Christopher Penry (Weatherford, TX), Everette Johnston (Perrin, TX)
Assignee(s): INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTIONS, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29637126 on 02/14/2018 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Walk-in bathtub
Patent No. D905209 

Inventor(s): Douglas Fornell Leavitt (Bethlehem, PA), Ki Bok Song (Astoria, NY), Soonjae Kwon (Plainview, NY)
Assignee(s): Safety Tubs Company, LLC (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29649653 on 05/31/2018 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module
Patent No. D905325 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29727398 on 03/10/2020 (280 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cat toy
Patent No. D905356 

Inventor(s): Yunhao Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: ZANIP (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685157 on 03/27/2019 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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