Dallas Invents: 85 Patents Granted for Week of May 15

Patents granted include Nuvectra Corporation’s paired communication between an implanted medical device and an external control device; Toyota’s "cloaking" apparatus and method for making an object appear transparent; and NewVoiceMedia’s workflow triggering that uses real-time analytics for intelligent sales engagement.

An illustration from Nuvectra Corporation’s patent No. 9974108 shows paired communication between an implanted medical device and an external control device. [via USPTO]

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 May 15, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

85 patents granted    Ranked No. 11 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 10
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 7
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 4
DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Lance Norrell (Venus) 4
Jean-Marc Lopez (Plano) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

186 days
Radiation sensor
Patent No. 9971041
Inventors: Jimmy Don Starnes (Fort Worth), Richard Odom (Benbrook)
Assignee: Hunter Well Science, Inc. (Arlington)

5,821 days
Managing plan problems across planning cycles
Patent No. 9971877
Inventor: Adeel Najmi (Plano)
Assignee: JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ, US)


Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness IndexFor additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Cigarette manufacturing machines and methods
Patent No. 9968126 

Inventor(s): Philippe Thiry (Hemmingford, , CA)
Assignee(s): HSPT GOLDEN RAINBOW LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14456444 on 08/11/2014 (1373 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus for manufacturing cigarettes includes a housing, a mandrel extending from the housing, and a movable member operably coupled to the housing and adapted to carry a first cigarette tube. The movable member is movable, relative to each of the housing and the mandrel, in a first direction and a second direction that is opposite the first direction. In another aspect, a method of manufacturing cigarettes includes loading a first cigarette tube on a mandrel, holding the first cigarette tube on the mandrel, and inserting a push rod and a carrot of pre-cut tobacco leaves into the first cigarette tube, the carrot of pre-cut tobacco leaves having a generally cylindrical shape. An offset distance is defined between the first cigarette tube and the mandrel after the push rod and the carrot of pre-cut tobacco leaves are inserted into the first cigarette tube.

[A24C] MACHINES FOR MAKING CIGARS OR CIGARETTES


Therapeutic angiogenesis for treating erectile conditions
Patent No. 9968292 

Inventor(s): John Jacobs (Berkeley, CA), Laurence R Meyerson (Henderson, NV), Mickael Flaa (Las Vegas, NV), Vance Gardner (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): CARDIOVASCULAR BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Brainspark Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15675595 on 08/11/2017 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are devices, methods and surgical procedures for detecting, imaging, analyzing, diagnosing and/or treating vascular disorders and related conditions of the human and mammalian body in males and/or females. In particular embodiments, treatments include methods for imaging, analyzing and improving erectile dysfunction and related conditions and potentially increasing angiogenesis in response to specifically diagnosed conditions.

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


Body-driven pseudorandom signal injection for biomedical acquisition channel calibration
Patent No. 9968301 

Inventor(s): Jingyi Song (Dallas, TX), Yun Chiu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14327283 on 07/09/2014 (1406 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for monitoring biopotential signals in biomedical devices. The disclosure provides a mixed signal background calibration that stabilizes the time-varying coupling gain between the body and an electrode due to motion artifacts. The calibration technique involves a low-level test signal in the form of a one-bit pseudorandom bit-sequence that is injected through a reference electrode to the body, detected by the sensing electrode and recorded along with the bio signals. A digital algorithm is employed in the backend to identify the acquisition channel characteristics while maintaining its normal operation of recording. Programmable gain stages in analog or digital domain(s) can be used to stabilize the overall gain of the channel. The disclosed technique is in the background and not interfering with the normal recording operation(s), and provides continuous monitoring of the ETI and continuous correction of the ensuing channel characteristic degradation due to the ETI variation.

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


Spinal stabilization system and method
Patent No. 9968382 

Inventor(s): Richard D. Guyer (Plano, TX), Stephen H Hochschuler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Zimmer Spine, Inc. (Edina, MN)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15472539 on 03/29/2017 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spinal stabilization system may include a pair of structural members coupled to at least a portion of a human vertebra with connectors. Connectors may couple structural members to spinous processes. Some embodiments of a spinal stabilization system may include fasteners that couple structural members to vertebrae. In some embodiments, a spinal stabilization system, provides three points of fixation for a single vertebral level. A fastener may fixate a facet joint between adjacent vertebrae and couple a stabilization structural member to a vertebra. Connectors may couple the structural members to the spinous processes of the vertebrae. Use of a spinal stabilization system may improve the stability of a weakened or damaged portion of a spine. When used in conjunction with an implant or other device, the spinal stabilization system may immobilize vertebrae and allow for fusion of the implant or other device with vertebrae.

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


Stable vitamin C compositions
Patent No. 9968539 

Inventor(s): Isaac Thomas (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14328972 on 07/11/2014 (1404 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising ascorbic acid or a derivative thereof, a silicone containing compound, and an essential oil, wherein at least 50% of the initial amount of the ascorbic acid in the composition remains stable when the composition is stored for at least 1 month at room temperature. The composition can be non-aqueous.

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


Microfluidic delivery system and method
Patent No. 9968700 

Inventor(s): Dave S. Hunt (San Diego, CA), Faiz Sherman (Mason, OH), Joseph Edward Scheffelin (San Diego, CA), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR), Stephan Gary Bush (Liberty Township, OH), Timothy James Hoekstra (Escondido, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14975200 on 12/18/2015 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more embodiments are directed to a microfluidic delivery system that dispenses a fluid. The microfluidic delivery system may be provided in a variety of orientations. In one embodiment, the microfluidic delivery system is vertical so that fluid being expelled opposes gravity. In another embodiment, the microfluidic delivery system is orientated sideways so that fluid being expelled has a horizontal component. In yet another embodiment, the microfluidic delivery system faces downward.

[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]


Multipurpose fitness apparatus and method for assembly
Patent No. 9968814 

Inventor(s): Reuben A. Miller (McKinney, TX), Shane Hernandez (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): XYSTUS, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15277526 on 09/27/2016 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fitness apparatus and a method for assembly are disclosed. The fitness apparatus comprises a wheel assembly that includes a first circular side parallel to a second circular side, both bounded by a curved tread. Within the wheel assembly is an enclosable storage chamber. The fitness apparatus also includes an axis perpendicular to the first circular side and the second circular side, and when the fitness apparatus is in an abdominal exercise wheel configuration, at least a portion of the wheel assembly rotates around the axis. The fitness apparatus also includes a centerbore along the axis that supports a first removable handle and a second removable handle when the fitness apparatus is in the abdominal exercise wheel configuration.

[A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)


 

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

Method of manufacturing fiberglass filtration media
Patent No. 9968876 

Inventor(s): Charles Douglas Spitler (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Superior Fibers, LLC (Reedsville, WV)
Law Firm: Bakos Kritzer (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15490803 on 04/18/2017 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: The manufacture of fiberglass filtration media, and particularly paint arrestance fiberglass media, is disclosed. Fiberglass filtration media is formed in part by controlling the speed of a melter traversing a drum. The fiberglass media passes through rollers and water sprays before it enters a curing apparatus. Progressive density changes from the air intake side to the air exit side of the media result in increased filtration qualities.

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


Method and mechanism to automate mail sweeping
Patent No. 9968969 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Anthony Gavenas (Grapevine, TX), Michael Edward Brigham (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Toshiba International Corporation (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14755382 on 06/30/2015 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: Presently disclosed embodiments are directed to a process and mechanism for reducing human error and manual labor used to sweep pockets on a mail sorting machine. Specifically, the disclosed embodiments utilize a sliding drawer holding a receiving container that can mate in a flush arrangement with an output pocket of a mail sorting machine. Thus, sweeping of mail product from the output pocket to the receiving container can be accomplished in one motion that empties the entire output pocket into the receiving container. This sweeping may be performed by an operator without any errors caused by sweeping to an incorrect receiving container or issues caused by dropping sorted mail product and picking it back up in a different order.

[B07C] POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING (specially adapted for a specific purpose covered by another class, see the relevant place, e.g. A43D 33/06, B23Q 7/12)


Fuel door status indicating system for pressurized fuel system
Patent No. 9969265 

Inventor(s): Paul E. Harmon (Dexter, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, 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: 15155996 on 05/16/2016 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fuel door status indicating system for a pressurized fuel system is provided. The status indicating system includes pressure sensing means configured to measure a pressure in the fuel system, a controller operatively connected to the pressure sensing means and configured to compare a measured fuel-system pressure with a predetermined pressure, and a display operatively connected to the controller and configured to provide an indication as to whether the fuel door may be opened. The controller is configured to control operation of the display to provide the indication responsive to the comparison of the measured pressure with the predetermined pressure.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


In-service fuel cell performance recovery
Patent No. 9969297 

Inventor(s): Venkateshwarlu Yadha (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Audi AG (Ingolstadt, , DE)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195849 on 06/28/2016 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: The performance of a fuel cell power plant that decays, in an electric vehicle which makes frequent starts, is recovered by partially shutting down the power plant. Recovery is enabled by a recovery enable flag upon conditions such as vehicle using low or no power, vehicle speed at or near zero, electric storage SOC above a threshold, and no recovery during the last half-hour (or other duration). The recovery restart resets a timer to ensure that recovery is not attempted too often. The power plant then remains in a recovery stand-by mode until a recovery restart flag is set to 1. The restart causes start-up of the fuel cell power plant, reaching an operational mode.

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


Easy install tray table
Patent No. 9969311 

Inventor(s): Eric L. Parks (Denton, TX), John D. Allen (Sanger, TX)
Assignee(s): Zodiac Seats US LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15112231 on 02/11/2015 (1189 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are passenger seat backs having tray tables pivotally coupled to the seat back frame and which rotate about a single axis. The tray table ([b]20[/b]) may be directly connected to the seat back frame ([b]10[/b]) without the need for a complex and heavy multi-axis pivot. The resulting seat and associated tray table are lighter, more compact, and easier to manufacture.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Conveyance of required driver behaviors using persistent patterned sound
Patent No. 9969404 

Inventor(s): John-Michael McNew (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: 15173601 on 06/03/2016 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system for a vehicle includes one or more processors for controlling operation of the computing system, and a memory for storing data and program instructions usable by the one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to determine required driver behaviors, determine a persistent sound indicative of the required driver behaviors, and generate a notification including the sound.

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


Pillar assembly to floor cross support member reinforcement gussets for vehicle side structures
Patent No. 9969435 

Inventor(s): Corinne D. Uskali (Ann Arbor, MI), Jaspreet Singh (Indianapolis, IN), Jonathan R. Young (Saline, MI), Manikandan Babymony (Saline, MI), Noell G. Johnson (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: 15255457 on 09/02/2016 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a side member that extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction. A rocker support extends in the vehicle longitudinal direction and is spaced outboard of the side member in the vehicle lateral direction. A C-pillar assembly is coupled to and extends upward from the rocker support. A floor cross member extends in a vehicle lateral direction that is connected to the side member. A pillar assembly to floor cross member reinforcement gusset links the C-pillar assembly and the floor cross member.

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


 

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

Method for making 1,1,3,3-tetrachloropropene
Patent No. 9969664 

Inventor(s): Darrell G. Hollis (Conway Springs, KS), Derrek Rae Burrows (Wichita, KS), John L. Dawkins (Derby, KS), Keith S. Kramer (Andover, KS), Rodney L. Klausmeyer (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15311570 on 05/14/2015 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for the manufacture of 1,1,3,3-tetrachloropropene, the process comprising dehydrochlorinating 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane.

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


Aryl ethers and uses thereof
Patent No. 9969689 

Inventor(s): Bin Wang (Dallas, TX), Darryl David Dixon (Somerset, NJ), Eli M. Wallace (Richardson, TX), Hanbiao Yang (Coppell, TX), James P. Rizzi (Irving, TX), John A. Josey (Dallas, TX), Jonas Grina (Coppell, TX), Paul Wehn (Dal
Assignee(s): PELOTON THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15439308 on 02/22/2017 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to HIF-2 inhibitors and methods of making and using them for treating cancer. Certain compounds were potent in HIF-2 scintillation proximity assay, luciferase assay, and VEGF ELISA assay, and led to tumor size reduction and regression in 786-O xenograft bearing mice in vivo.

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


Composition and method for making picocrystalline artificial borane atoms
Patent No. 9972489 

Inventor(s): Patrick Curran (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SemiNuclear, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15363230 on 11/29/2016 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: Materials containing picocrystalline quantum dots that form artificial atoms are disclosed. The picocrystalline quantum dots (in the form of boron icosahedra with a nearly-symmetrical nuclear configuration) can replace corner silicon atoms in a structure that demonstrates both short range and long-range order as determined by x-ray diffraction of actual samples. A novel class of boron-rich compositions that self-assemble from boron, silicon, hydrogen and, optionally, oxygen is also disclosed. The preferred stoichiometric range for the compositions is (B[subscript]12[/subscript]H[subscript]w[/subscript])[subscript]x[/subscript]Si[subscript]y[/subscript]O[subscript]z [/subscript]with 3w5, 2×4, 2y5 and 0z3. By varying oxygen content and the presence or absence of a significant impurity such as gold, unique electrical devices can be constructed that improve upon and are compatible with current semiconductor technology.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Retrievable electrical submersible pump
Patent No. 9970250 

Inventor(s): Jody Ray McGlothen (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14903968 on 08/15/2013 (1734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retrievable Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) and electrical motor for driving the ESP are positioned in a tubing string in the wellbore and, when desired, retrieved back to the surface. The ESP and motor are on an insertion string and can be lowered using wireline, coiled tubing, and standard running and setting tools. The method eliminates the need to retrieve the tubing string to repair, replace, or service the ESP and motor.

[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]


Internal adjustments to autonomous inflow control devices
Patent No. 9970263 

Inventor(s): Jean-Marc Lopez (Plano, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Scott Cunningham (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14382804 on 11/11/2013 (1646 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are wellbore flow control devices that allow on-site field adjustments to flow characteristics. One autonomous inflow control device (AICD) assembly includes a base pipe defining one or more flow ports and an interior, at least one AICD arranged on the base pipe and having at least one fluid inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with one of the one or more flow ports, and a plug configured to be arranged in at least one of the at least one fluid inlet and the outlet of the at least one AICD by a well operator on-site.

[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]


Expandable well screen having enhanced drainage characteristics when expanded
Patent No. 9970269 

Inventor(s): Jean-Marc Lopez (Plano, TX), Luke W. Holderman (Plano, TX), Stephen M. Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14312477 on 06/23/2014 (1422 days app to issue)

Abstract: An expandable well screen can include a filter section which is displaced outward when the well screen is positioned downhole, the filter section including an outer surface that is recessed relative to a raised boundary of the filter section adjacent the recessed outer surface. Another filter section can include an outer surface having one more structures thereon which space the outer surface away from a well surface when the filter section is displaced outward. Another filter section can include one or more structures on an interior thereof which space apart inner and outer sides of a wall of the filter section, a telescoping tubular connector which provides fluid communication between the filter section and a base pipe of the well screen, and a filter media being positioned in the tubular connector.

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


 

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

 

Diaphragm pump
Patent No. 9970429 

Inventor(s): Sidney Lowe (Moyock, NC), Yang Han (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14332627 on 07/16/2014 (1399 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diaphragm pump includes a bypass valve and spring that are easy to install and do not require support by a special plug or mounting bracket. The pump outlet is perpendicular to the input, causing the bypass valve and spring to operate laterally as seen from the pump base. When installed, the bypass spring is suspended between the bypass valve and a simple ”T” insert that is held in place within the pump by interior elements of the pump, without need for a special plug or bracket. The longitudinal strength of the housing is increased by providing a cone-shaped outer wall having a scalloped inner surface. The conical shape enhances the housing”s resistance to longitudinal forces applied to the diaphragm. The cusps of the scalloped shape provide wall support ribs and locations for assembly screws, while increasing the interior volume and reducing the pump weight.

[F04B] POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; machines for liquids, or pumps, of rotary-piston or oscillating-piston type F04C; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D; pumping of fluid by direct contact of another fluid or by using inertia of fluid to be pumped F04F; crankshafts, crossheads, connecting-rods F16C; flywheels F16F; gearings for interconverting rotary motion and reciprocating motion in general F16H; pistons, piston-rods, cylinders, in general F16J; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Cathodically protected hub and brake rotor assembly
Patent No. 9970496 

Inventor(s): William E. Glidewell (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Kodiak Products Co., Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Sand Sebolt (Local + 59 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14822381 on 08/10/2015 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wheel hub and brake rotor assembly is disclosed which is resistant to corrosion via cathodic protection. One or more sacrificial anodes may be mounted on the hub and/or the rotor.

[F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2]


Fluid control devices including self-healing materials and related methods
Patent No. 9970562 

Inventor(s): James Lyman Griffin, Jr. (McKinney, TX), Kunrong Matthews (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14335590 on 07/18/2014 (1397 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fluid control devices including self-healing materials and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a valve body, a seat ring; a plug movable relative to the seat ring to control fluid flow through the valve body and a self-healing material on one of the plug or the seat ring. The self-healing material to self-heal without an external stimulus.

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


Emergency shut-off valve
Patent No. 9970568 

Inventor(s): Chen Jing (Shanghai, , CN), Ji Feifei (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15448936 on 03/03/2017 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: An emergency shut-off valve includes a valve assembly positioned within a valve body and an actuator assembly operatively coupled to the valve assembly. A poppet is coupled to a shaft having a retaining member positioned within a slot in an arm of the poppet to prevent the poppet from being removed from the shaft. A gland has a first slot, a second slot opposite the first slot, where the first and second slots are configured to receive an end of a torsion spring, and a flange. An O-ring is positioned within a recess in the valve body at the outer surface to engage the flange to provide a seal between the gland and the valve body.

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


Fuel pipe clamp
Patent No. 9970586 

Inventor(s): Brent C. Cetnar (Livonia, MI), Hayato Shimizu (Canton, 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: 14453320 on 08/06/2014 (1378 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for protecting a tubing from a moving object includes a housing and a hooking member. The housing includes an exterior surface and a passage. The passage is configured to receive the tubing, and extends from a first end to a second end of the housing. The hooking member extends from the exterior surface of the housing, and is configured to catch onto the moving object to protect piece of tubing.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Burner assembly for a heating furnace
Patent No. 9970679 

Inventor(s): John W. Whitesitt (Carrollton, TX), Shailesh Manohar (Carrollton, TX), Shiblee S. M. Noman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13718593 on 12/18/2012 (1974 days app to issue)

Abstract: A burner assembly for a fuel-fired heating furnace. The assembly comprises a burner body having an inlet opening to receive fuel delivered by a fuel control module, and, to receive an ambient source of primary air there-through. The furnace also comprises one or more burner heads connected to a common outlet opening of the burner body to receive a mixture of the fuel and the primary air.

[F23D] BURNERS


Paintball loader
Patent No. 9970733 

Inventor(s): Chris T. Goddard (Aubrey, TX), James T. Christopher (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): GI SPORTZ DIRECT LLC (Sewell, NJ)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15478608 on 04/04/2017 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: A paintball loader for use on a paintball gun for feeding paintballs is provided. The paintball loader includes a container for holding a plurality of paintballs, a paintball agitator rotatably mounted in the container, the paintball agitator including at least two fins extending substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation, the fins spaced apart from each other forming a gap therebetween large enough to accommodate more than one paintball. At least two paintballs are positioned in the gap between the fins. A motor is configured to rotate the paintball agitator. The container includes an exit tube exiting from the bottom portion of the container and leading to an inlet tube of the paintball gun. A microprocessor in communication with a sensor may also be provided for controlling the motor. A deflector for deflecting paintballs may also be provided, the deflector movably attached to the interior surface of the container.

[F41B] WEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE; WEAPONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (projectiles for fishing, e.g. fish-spears, A01K 81/00; sports implements for throwing A63B 65/00, e.g. boomerangs A63B 65/08; stationary apparatus for projecting sports balls, e.g. tennis balls, A63B 69/40; throwing or slinging toys A63H 33/18; knives, axes B26B; projectiles or missiles other than those incorporating springs as projecting means F42B 6/00)


 

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Additive manufacturing for transparent ophthalmic lens
Patent No. 9969135 

Inventor(s): John Biteau (Dallas, TX), Robert A. Valeri (Dallas, TX), Steven Weber (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D”OPTIQUE) (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Young Thompson (31 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14908653 on 07/31/2013 (1749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method using additive manufacturing technologies and processes to manufacture a three-dimensional ophthalmic lens with a high management level of the homogeneity during the construction of the ophthalmic lens, through a control of two technical characteristics of voxel: the ability to modify their viscosity, and the ability to inter-diffuse together to provide a final homogeneous element. These two technical characteristics are managed by the choice of component(s) used to manufacture each voxel and by the kind of physical and/or chemical treatment apply to each of them.

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


Palm-size tire tread laser measurement device
Patent No. 9970748 

Inventor(s): David Boyle (Colleyville, TX), Roger H. Tracy (Chicago, IL)
Assignee(s): Tire Profiles LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, LLC (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15301375 on 04/03/2015 (1138 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tire tread depth measurement system includes a scanner and smart phone that fit into the palm of a user either directly or attached to a glove. The technician obtains tread depth data by moving her hand holding the scanner over a tire profile. The scanner communicates with a nearby control box that uploads the data to a server for determination of tread depth, tire wear pattern and wheel alignment. The tire tread analysis is downloaded to the control box and reported to the technician via the smart phone. The smart phone is programmed to identify the vehicle and related information about it based on the license plate or vehicle identification number by interpreting the license number or VIN and interrogating various data bases via the internet. Wear and analysis results are forwarded for printing the entire report.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Radiation sensor
Patent No. 9971041 

Inventor(s): Jimmy Don Starnes (Fort Worth, TX), Richard Odom (Benbrook, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunter Well Science, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15809021 on 11/10/2017 (186 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radiation sensor includes a radiation source, at least two scintillators having distinguishable scintillation-light-emission-decay characteristics, and shielding configured to provide radiation-paths of different shielding between the source and the at least two scintillators. The shielding is configured such that the scintillators are primarily sensitive to radiation passing through different paths. The signals produced from scintillation events can be sorted by the scintillator that is the source of the event. A source-scintillator-based comparison of the signals may be used to provide information about the material in one or more of the radiation paths. The sensor may be disposed within a borehole to measure the density of the fluid in the borehole.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Rack cabling system
Patent No. 9971117 

Inventor(s): David E Hildreth (Flower Mound, TX), Michael R Carter (McKinney, TX), Robert C. Neumann (Plano, TX), Tyler M. Miller (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Methode Electronics, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Gould Ratner LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14791675 on 07/06/2015 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rack cabling system including a rack having mounted thereon a first hardware component and a patch panel housing mounted on the rack adjacent the first hardware component. The patch panel housing populates no more than a three rack unit (RU space), the patch panel housing including a first end having cable pathway openings and a second end having connector elements mounted therein. The patch panel may have a first cable pathway opening located adjacent the first side of the housing and defining a primary position and a first connector element mounted on the second end and the first connector element having a first position corresponding to the primary position of the first cable pathway opening. Cable harnesses axe routed with less than three bends of the cables between the first hardware component and the patch panel housing, so the first cable harness is terminated at the first connector element in the first position.

[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]


Apparatuses and methods for making an object appear transparent
Patent No. 9971162 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Hideo Iizuka (Nissin, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15185988 on 06/17/2016 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes cloaking region boundary planes oriented non-planar to each other, each of the cloaking region boundary planes having an outward facing mirror surface and an inward facing opaque surface. The cloaking device includes a cloaking region bounded at least partially by the inward facing opaque surfaces of the cloaking region boundary planes. Half mirrors are spaced apart from and generally parallel to the outward facing mirror surfaces such that a half mirror is spaced apart from and generally parallel to each outward facing mirror surface. Light from an object on an object-side of the cloaking device is directed around an article within the cloaking region and forms an image on an image-side of the cloaking device such the article appears transparent to an observer looking towards the object.

[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]


Dynamic logical groups for mapping flash memory
Patent No. 9971514 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Manohar (Bangalore, , IN), Vijay Sivasankaran (Bangalore, , IN), Vivek Shivhare (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14261925 on 04/25/2014 (1481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system or flash card may include a controller that indexes a global address table (GAT) with a single data structure that addresses both large and small chunks of data. The GAT may include both large logical groups and smaller logical groups for optimizing write amplification. The addressing space may be organized with a large logical group size for sequential data. For fragmented data, the GAT may reference an additional GAT page or additional GAT chunk that has a smaller logical group size.

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


Storage system and method for temperature throttling for block reading
Patent No. 9971530 

Inventor(s): Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Nan Lu (San Jose, CA), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA), Philip Reusswig (Mountain View, CA), Sahil Sharma (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15347552 on 11/09/2016 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage system and method for temperature throttling for block reading are provided. In one embodiment, a storage system is provided comprising a memory comprising a plurality of word lines and a controller in communication with the memory. The controller is configured to determine whether a temperature of the memory is above a first threshold temperature; and in response to determining that the temperature of the memory is above the first threshold temperature: apply a voltage to the plurality of word lines; and after the voltage has been applied, read one of the plurality of word lines. Other embodiments are possible, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination.

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


Packaged application delivery for converged infrastructure
Patent No. 9971584 

Inventor(s): Faisal Choudry (London, , GB), Hariharan Kannan (San Jose, CA), Mohit Kshirsagar (Santa Clara, CA), Rahul Talekar (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13597125 on 08/28/2012 (2086 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for deploying an application in a converged infrastructure is described. The application may be deployed according a model that specifies deployment of the application on resources allocated from the converged infrastructure. The model may be used to scale and adjust the deployment of the application according to pre-determined best practices and according to deployment-specific parameters provided by a system administrator.

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


Managing plan problems across planning cycles
Patent No. 9971877 

Inventor(s): Adeel Najmi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 10165640 on 06/07/2002 (5821 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for managing plan problems across planning cycles includes accessing a first plan generated in a first planning session of a first planning cycle, identifying one or more first plan problems reflected in the first plan, and storing and persisting plan problem data associated with the one or more first plan problems for access in one or more successive planning cycles. The method includes accessing a second plan generated in a second planning session of a second planning cycle subsequent to the first planning cycle, identifying one or more second plan problems reflected in the second plan, and comparing the one or more first plan problems identified for the first planning cycle with the one or more second plan problems identified for the second planning cycle. The method includes determining, for each second plan problem identified for the second planning cycle, whether the second plan problem corresponds to any first plan problem identified for the first planning cycle. The method includes updating the plan problem data for the corresponding first plan problem to reflect the identification of the second plan problem for the second planning cycle if a second plan problem identified for the second planning cycle corresponds to a first plan problem identified for the first planning cycle. The method includes storing and persisting plan problem data associated with the new plan problem for access in one or more successive planning cycles if a second plan problem identifi

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


System and method for three-dimensional nerve segmentation using curved multiplanar reformatting magnetic resonance imaging
Patent No. 9971952 

Inventor(s): Robert Lenkinski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): 3D Imaging Partners (Toronto, Ontario, , ZZ)
Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15019417 on 02/09/2016 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for segmenting a nerve in a three-dimensional image volume obtained with a magnetic resonance imaging (”MRI”) system are provided. A three-dimensional image volume that depicts a nerve and surrounding anatomical structures is provided and from that image volume the nerve is segmented. In general, a curved multiplanar reformatting (”CMPR”) process is utilized to mark, segment, and then display the nerve in three dimensions.

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


System and method for providing an intelligent configuration rationalization solution
Patent No. 9971988 

Inventor(s): Aamer Rehman (Flower Mound, TX), Suriya Ganesan (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15443710 on 02/27/2017 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for rationalizing configurations associated with one or more products. The system includes a database associated with one or more customers. The system further includes an order analysis system coupled with the database. The order analysis system is capable of rationalizing the differences between configurations of various combinations of options that are stored in the database.

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


System and method for intelligent sales engagement
Patent No. 9972014 

Inventor(s): Alan McCord (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): NewVoiceMedia Ltd. (Basingstoke, , GB)
Law Firm: Galvin Patent Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15393978 on 12/29/2016 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for automatically automatic workflow triggering using real-time analytics, comprising an analytics server that receives and analyzes interaction information and a workflow server that produces workflow events based on the analysis, sends workflow events to handlers for processing, retrieves workflow-related data, and produces workflow reports for review, and a method for automatically automatic workflow triggering using real-time analytics.

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


Use of localized broadcast signals to modify mobile application behavior
Patent No. 9972026 

Inventor(s): Guillaume Crinon (Douvres-la-Delivrande, , FR)
Assignee(s): BEELINX USA, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13836438 on 03/15/2013 (1887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is disclosed for tracking advertisement effectiveness. First information associated with desired advertising information is broadcast from at least one of a plurality of fixed information nodes. A mobile unit receives the broadcast information and outputs the desired advertising information. An advertisement counter is started at the time of receipt of the broadcast information and presence information is broadcast from at least one of a plurality of fixed monitoring nodes over a restricted broadcast range, which at least one fixed monitoring node is disposed in a predetermined fixed physical proximity with a vendor location. The broadcast presence information is received at the mobile unit and a presence counter is started in response to receipt of the presence information. At the mobile unit loss of receipt of the broadcast presence information, the presence counter is stopped.

[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]


Flying effects choreography system
Patent No. 9972117 

Inventor(s): Carroll R. Mayhew (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Foy Inventerprises, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV)
Law Firm: Weide Miller, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14679637 on 04/06/2015 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flying effects choreography system provides visualizations of flying effects within a virtual environment. The system allows choreographers to define a sequence of waypoints that identify a path of motion. A physics engine of the system may then calculate position data for a performer or other element attached to a free-swinging pendulum cable, as the performer and pendulum cable move along the path of motion. In this manner, the position data describes the motion of the performer, including the pendulum effect or swing of the performer on the pendulum cable. The position data may be used to generate one or more visualizations that show the performer”s motion, including the pendulum effect. The choreographer may review the visualizations and make modifications any number of times, until a desired flying effect is produced, without having to physically implement the flying effect in the real world.

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


Automatic physical access
Patent No. 9972144 

Inventor(s): Gregory O. Harp (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14666356 on 03/24/2015 (1148 days app to issue)

Abstract: Physical access to secure areas is automatically performed based on presence or detection of a wireless device. A unique identifier of a wireless cellular device, for example, may be pre-authorized for occupants, employees, and tenants of a building. Contractors and vendors may also have their wireless cellular devices pre-approved for access. When the wireless cellular device is detected by a network serving the secure area, its unique identifier may be compared to databases or lists of approved cellular devices. Physical access may thus be automatically granted, based on possession of a recognized cellular device.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


System and method for storing and playback of information for blind users
Patent No. 9972216 

Inventor(s): Tiffany L. Chen (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14664234 on 03/20/2015 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing information to a user includes a haptic display including a plurality of sensors positioned thereon, a map positioned on the haptic display and including points of interest where each point of interest is positioned adjacent to or directly on at least one of the plurality of sensors, and a memory for storing a plurality of breadcrumb files where each of the plurality of breadcrumb files corresponds to at least one of the points of interest and contains information related to at least one of an environment, an object, an obstacle, a path or a location. The system includes a processor for determining which point of interest has been selected based on contact with at least one of the points of interest and an output device configured to provide the information contained in the breadcrumb file corresponding to the selected point of interest to the user.

[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)


Media files in voice-based social media
Patent No. 9972303 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729183 on 10/10/2017 (217 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program for inserting information into a conversation between two or more devices is provided. In one embodiment, speech data is received at a device. The speech data is analyzed and converted into text utilizing one or more speech-to-text algorithms. The text is examined to locate information that may be related to the text on the data network.

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


Shifting data in sensing circuitry
Patent No. 9972367 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Guy S. Perry (Plano, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15216440 on 07/21/2016 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to shifting data. An example apparatus comprises sensing circuitry including a sense amplifier and a compute component having a first storage location and a second storage location associated therewith. A controller is coupled to the sensing circuitry. The controller is configured to control an amount of power associated with shifting a data value stored in the first storage location to the second storage location by applying a charge sharing operation.

[G11C] STATIC STORES (information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer G11B; semiconductor devices for storage H01L, e.g. H01L 27/108-H01L 27/11597; pulse technique in general H03K, e.g. electronic switches H03K 17/00)


Dynamic creation and execution of containerized applications in cloud computing
Patent No. 9973566 

Inventor(s): Leonardo E. Reiter (Allen, TX), Robert L. Sherrard (McKinney, TX), Stephen M. Hebert (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Nimbix, Inc. (Anna, TX)
Law Firm: Campbell Stephenson LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14541877 on 11/14/2014 (1278 days app to issue)

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

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


Paired communication between an implanted medical device and an external control device
Patent No. 9974108 

Inventor(s): Richard J. Polefko (Parma, OH)
Assignee(s): Nuvectra Corporation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13366705 on 02/06/2012 (2290 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of identifying an external device that sent a message and then determining whether to process the message based in part on the identity of the external device that sent the message. The implanted device receives a message from the external device and identifies an external device ID in the received message. The external device ID identifies the external device that sent the message. The implanted device then compares the external device ID from the message to a stored list of approved external device IDs. The implanted device processes the message when the external device ID matches one or the approved external device IDs in the stored list of approved external device IDs. However, the message is disregarded when the external device ID does not match any of the approved external device IDs in the stored list of approved external device IDs.

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


 

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Wafer level MEMS package including dual seal ring
Patent No. 9969610 

Inventor(s): Thomas Allan Kocian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15416206 on 01/26/2017 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) package includes a substrate extending between a first pair of outer edges to define a length and a second pair of outer edges to define a width. A seal ring assembly is disposed on the substrate and includes at least one seal ring creating a first boundary point adjacent to at least one MEMS device and a second boundary point adjacent at least one of the outer edges. The package further includes a window lid on the seal ring assembly to define a seal gap containing the at least one MEMS device. The seal ring assembly anchors the window lid to the substrate at the second boundary point such that deflection of the window lid into the seal gap is reduced.

[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]


Interactive video generation
Patent No. 9972358 

Inventor(s): Caglar Tirkaz (Istanbul, , TR), Can Kansin (Istanbul, , TR), Gunay Gultekin (Istanbul, , TR), Murat Kalender (Istanbul, , TR), Mustafa Tolga Eren (Istanbul, , TR), Ozgun Cirakman (Istanbul, , TR), Sezer Kutluk (Istanbul, , TR), Zon
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14920523 on 10/22/2015 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various videolization solutions are provided. A method for generating video is provided according to an example. The method includes obtaining one or more data portions and generating a customizable video using the one or more data portions and using one or more video generation templates; determining one or more selectable objects in the customizable video using one or more object definitions; receiving an indication indicating a user selection of at least one selectable object corresponding to an object definition; obtaining additional data portions related to the at least one selectable object corresponding to the indication; and regenerating the customizable video using the additional data portions and the one or more data portions corresponding to the indication.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with self-aligned drain side select gate electrodes and method of making thereof
Patent No. 9972640 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Jin Liu (Milpitas, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15354067 on 11/17/2016 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device including self-aligned drain select level electrodes is provided. Memory stack structures extend through an alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers. Each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a memory level channel portion. Drain select level channel portions are formed over the memory level channel portions with respective lateral shifts with respect to underlying memory stack structures. The direction of lateral shifts alternates from row to row for each row of drain select level channel portions. Drain select level gate dielectrics and drain select level gate electrodes are formed on the drain select level channel portions. Each drain select level gate electrode controls two rows of drain select level channel portions, and is laterally spaced from neighboring drain select level gate electrodes.

[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 having a multilevel drain select gate electrode and method of making thereof
Patent No. 9972641 

Inventor(s): Jin Liu (Milpitas, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Milpitas, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15354795 on 11/17/2016 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate and memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack. Each memory stack structure includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel. An isolation trench laterally extends along a horizontal direction and divides at least two topmost electrically conductive layers. Two conductive rail structures are located on lengthwise sidewalls of the isolation trench and are electrically shorted to respective segments of the at least two topmost 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]


Double heterojunction field effect transistor with polarization compensated layer
Patent No. 9972708 

Inventor(s): Edward A. Beam, III (Plano, TX), Jinqiao Xie (Allen, TX), Xing Gu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15468535 on 03/24/2017 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a relaxation layer, a channel layer, a polarization compensation layer, and a barrier layer. The relaxation layer is over the substrate and configured to reduce a total strain of the semiconductor device. The channel layer is over the relaxation layer. The polarization compensation layer is between the relaxation layer and the channel layer and configured to reduce a polarization between the relaxation layer and the channel layer. The barrier layer is over the relaxation layer and configured to polarize a junction between the barrier layer and the channel layer to induce a two-dimensional electron gas in the channel layer.

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


Duplexed phased array antennas
Patent No. 9972893 

Inventor(s): Sammit Patel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15389622 on 12/23/2016 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multi-band antennas include one or more duplexers configured to provide isolation of non-linearities generated along a downlink path of RF signals transmitted from the multi-band antenna from an uplink path of RF signals received by the multi-band antenna.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method for plasma dynamic cancellation for hypersonic vehicles
Patent No. 9972907 

Inventor(s): Howard C. Choe (Southlake, TX), James P. Edmiston (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15068026 on 03/11/2016 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor system and method of reducing plasma-induced communication inhibition for a main antenna includes using auxiliary antennas for detecting a density of plasma that affects operation of the main antenna, and re-orienting an electromagnetic field around the main antenna in response to the density detected to reduce effect of the plasma on the main antenna. The auxiliary antennas are also operable for data link communication and switchable such if the density of the plasma inhibits receipt or sending of signals by one of the auxiliary antennas, another one of the auxiliary antennas may be used for data link communication.

[H01Q] AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05B 6/72)


Capacitively coupled loop inverted F reconfigurable antenna
Patent No. 9972908 

Inventor(s): Jorge Fabrega Sanchez (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13939631 on 07/11/2013 (1769 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for capacitive coupled loop inverted F reconfigurable multiband antenna. The embodiments enable tuning and adjustment of the low frequency response of the antenna without appreciably effecting the high frequency response of the antenna. In an embodiment, a reconfigurable multiband antenna includes a first antenna section comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is coupled to an antenna feed, a second antenna section comprising a third end and a fourth end, wherein the third end is coupled to ground, and a switch coupling the second end to the third end, wherein the first end and the fourth end are capacitively coupled.

[H01Q] AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05B 6/72)


Balanced pin and socket connectors
Patent No. 9972940 

Inventor(s): Amid I. Hashim (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15206630 on 07/11/2016 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: Communications connectors include a housing and a plurality of substantially rigid conductive pins that are mounted in the housing. The conductive pins are arranged as a plurality of differential pairs of conductive pins that each include a tip conductive pin and a ring conductive pin. Each conductive pin has a first end that is configured to be received within a respective socket of a mating connector and a second end. The tip conductive pin of each differential pair of conductive pins crosses over its associated ring conductive pin to form a plurality of tip-ring crossover locations.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


Object identification system and method
Patent No. 9973037 

Inventor(s): James D. Lilly (Silver Spring, MD), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Joseph F. Pinzone (Cornelius, NC), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Red Oak, TX)
Law Firm: Tucker Ellis LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14849208 on 09/09/2015 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: An object identification system includes a guided surface waveguide probe that produces a guided surface wave from which object identification tags obtain electrical power to operate, each tag associated with an object; and a plurality of receivers deployed at strategic locations to receive return signals from one or more of the tags as the tags move with the associated objects during a lifecycle of the objects.

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


AC/DC converters with wider voltage regulation range
Patent No. 9973099 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Plano, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Liming Ye (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14836630 on 08/26/2015 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter is provided. The converter includes a first DC/DC converter, a non-isolated DC/DC converter and a control circuit. The first DC/DC converter includes a transformer, a primary side inverter and a secondary side rectifier. The primary side inverter and a secondary side rectifier are operable at multiple operating modes. The control circuit determines an operating mode for the primary side inverter or the secondary side rectifier, and controls the primary side inverter or the secondary side rectifier to change its respective operating mode.

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


Multiple-wavelength passive optical network (PON) power saving
Patent No. 9973296 

Inventor(s): Dekun Liu (Wuhan, , CN), Jianhe Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15720719 on 09/29/2017 (228 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical line terminal (OLT) comprising a processor configured to process a first power consumption data associated with a first optical network unit (ONU) for a plurality of wavelength channels in a multiple-wavelength passive optical network (PON), and select a first target wavelength channel from the plurality of wavelength channels based on the first power consumption data in order to reduce power consumption at the first ONU, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit to the first ONU a tuning control message instructing the first ONU to tune to the first target wavelength channel.

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


Control and data signaling in SC-FDMA communication systems
Patent No. 9973316 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsuing Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR)
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14862995 on 09/23/2015 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting data, acknowledgement information, and channel quality indicator (CQI) information. The method includes mapping a reference signal on a middle symbol in a slot; mapping the acknowledgement information on two symbols in the slot, which are directly adjacent to the middle symbol; mapping the CQI information and the data on symbols in the slot except for the middle symbol; and transmitting the reference signal, the acknowledgement information, the CQI information, and the data on the symbols.

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


Protection against dual failures for resilient two layer networks
Patent No. 9973377 

Inventor(s): Victor Yu Liu (Oakland, CA), Yufei Wang (Holmdel, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14974409 on 12/18/2015 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprising identifying a physical ring in a physical layer of a network according to a logical ring in a logical layer of the network, wherein the logical ring is formed from a plurality of nodes interconnected by a plurality of logical links, and wherein the physical ring is formed from at least the plurality of nodes interconnected by a first plurality of physical links, computing a plurality of cross cord paths across the physical ring, and mapping the logical ring onto the physical layer to provide dual physical link failure survivability by determining primary paths and secondary paths for the plurality of logical links over the physical ring and the plurality of cross cord paths such that a secondary path of a first of the plurality of logical links is non-overlapping with a primary path of a second of the plurality of logical links.

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


Placement of wavelength shifters in optical networks
Patent No. 9973383 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14880910 on 10/12/2015 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems enable optimized placement of wavelength shifters in optical networks. The wavelength shifters may include O-E-O regenerators for a single wavelength and all optical wavelength shifters for one or more wavelengths. An auxiliary graph is used to represent various links in a provisioned optical path. By applying cost values to each of the links, different types of optimizations for network resource utilization may be realized.

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


Network element status identification based on service
Patent No. 9973405 

Inventor(s): Leonid Isaevich Popokh (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14911450 on 08/30/2013 (1719 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one implementation, a set of path information may be retrieved from an inventory mechanism based on a service. A set of configuration information may be received from the inventory mechanism based on a network element. The network element status may be identified based on the set of configuration information.

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


Software defined networking (SDN) controller orchestration and network virtualization for data center interconnection
Patent No. 9973429 

Inventor(s): Maarten Vissers (Huizen, , NL), T. Benjamin Mack-Crane (Downers Grove, IL), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14245029 on 04/04/2014 (1502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data center interconnection (DCI) network may comprise a data center controller (DCC) managing a plurality of data centers (DCs) interconnected by a provider network managed by a network provider controller (NPC). The provider network may be an OpenFlow based software defined networking (SDN) transport network. The DCC may initiate a virtual network service (VNS) negotiation with the NPC to connect the DCs and may specify a network abstraction granularity level. The NPC may respond by computing paths through the provider network accordingly and providing the DCC with one or more virtual networks (VNs). The DCC may compute virtual paths through the VNs and send virtual network element (VNE) connection setup commands to the DCC. The DCC may convert the VNE connection setup commands into network element (NE) commands to setup connections in NEs of the provider network. The DCC and the NPC may perform fault monitoring, detection, and recovery.

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


Flexible telematics system and method for providing telematics to a vehicle
Patent No. 9973608 

Inventor(s): Robert Orson Ellingson (Grapevine, TX), Tod Farrell (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Mayback Hoffman, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15450558 on 03/06/2017 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing telematics to a vehicle comprises providing a telematics unit with a Global Positioning System device, a data pump, and a short range wireless personal area network transceiver, communicatively connecting the telematics unit to an integrated communication device of the vehicle, the integrated communication device having a memory holding a list uniquely identifying at least one mobile communication device selected from a currently paired mobile communication device, a previously paired mobile communication device, and a pre-defined mobile communication device, transmitting an alert out from the telematics unit to an off-site telematics provider utilizing a communications path of the data pump, and receiving a channeled response to the alert from the off-site telematics provider automatically through the at least one mobile communication device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Controlled environment media and communication system
Patent No. 9973810 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corp. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15344819 on 11/07/2016 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: The Controlled Environment Media And Communication System delivers communications services to residents of controlled facilities using a common network architecture. Some of the communications capabilities of the Controlled Environment Media And Communication System include media distribution, video visitation, intra-facility messaging, and other such communications services.

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


Method and apparatus for creating dynamic webpages in a media communication system
Patent No. 9973820 

Inventor(s): Mary McCarthy (Frisco, TX), Robert Coldwell (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15586515 on 05/04/2017 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Internet Protocol Television system having a controller to create a template defining a format of presentation of an webpage or HTML page using an iTV or IPTV application system, receive a request for the page from a subscriber of the iTV or IPTV system. The system can access application system subscriber data for the subscriber and a presentation of the page is dynamically adapted according to the application system subscriber data. In one alternative at, the page can be dynamically adapted by changing in content or by changing a look and feel of an HTML page or webpage. In another alternative, the webpage or HTML page can be dynamically adapted by modifying graphic user interface elements based on the application system subscriber data. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Enhancing group communication services
Patent No. 9973901 

Inventor(s): Yi Song (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14229324 on 03/28/2014 (1509 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some implementations, a method in a user equipment (UE) for supporting group communication service includes receiving, from a base station, a group communication on a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH). The UE determines a first Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) information that corresponds to the group communication on the PDSCH. The UE transmits the first HARQ information. In some implementations, the UE determines a group Channel State Information (CSI) for a group communication that is transmitted by a base station on a PDSCH. The UE determines a unicast CSI for a unicast communication that is transmitted by the base station on the PDSCH. The UE transmits the group CSI. The UE transmits the unicast CSI.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for reference signals and CSI feedback
Patent No. 9973955 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13800504 on 03/13/2013 (1889 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for signaling reference signals and Channel State Information (CSI) feedback for wireless communications. An embodiment method implemented by a user equipment (UE) for wireless communications measurements and CSI feedback includes receiving, from a network, at least one of a first index that indicates a corresponding non-zero-power CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) resource, a second index that indicates a corresponding zero-power CSI-RS resource, a third index that indicates a corresponding CSI-RS resource for interference measurement, and a fourth index that indicates a corresponding channel quality indicator (CQI) report configuration. The method also includes receiving, from the network, at least one of a fifth index that indicates a corresponding periodic CQI report in accordance with the CQI report configuration indicated by the fourth index, and a sixth index that indicates a corresponding aperiodic CQI report in accordance with the CQI report configuration indicated by the fourth index.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for power control command for device-to-device transmissions
Patent No. 9974032 

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano, TX), Hossein Bagheri (Urbana, IL), Mazin Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15377525 on 12/13/2016 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmit power control rule for device-to-device (D2D) transmissions may not be necessary during periods in which no uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received by an enhanced Node B base station (eNB). When uplink transmissions are not scheduled to be received by the eNB, the eNB may send a transmit power control (TPC) command to a D2D capable user equipment (D2D UE) that instructs the D2D UE to perform a D2D transmission at a pre-defined transmit power level (e.g., maximum transmit power level). When uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received the eNB, the eNB may send a TPC command to the D2D UE that instructs the D2D UE to perform a D2D transmission at a transmit power level defined by a power control rule.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for communicating resource allocation for D2D
Patent No. 9974077 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14843539 on 09/02/2015 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: When the frequency resource allocation is conveyed on a bandwidth that is different from a bandwidth on which the frequency resource allocation is sent, a receiving D2D UE needs to understand the resource allocations. A resource allocation method for device-to-device resource allocation is provided according to an example. The resource allocation method includes a first D2D user equipment (UE) receiving a downlink control information (DCI) from an access point, wherein the DCI comprises a first D2D frequency allocation and the first D2D frequency allocation comprises a first resource allocation field for transmission of data; setting a second resource allocation field of a second D2D frequency allocation of a sidelink control information (SCI) format according to the first resource allocation field; transmitting the SCI format to one or more additional D2D UEs; and transmitting the data on the resource according to the second D2D resource allocation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Air-cavity package with two heat dissipation interfaces
Patent No. 9974158 

Inventor(s): Kevin J. Anderson (Plano, TX), Tarak A. Railkar (Plano, TX), Walid M. Meliane (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15410081 on 01/19/2017 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an air-cavity package, which includes a bottom substrate with a first heat dissipation interface, a top substrate with a second heat dissipation interface, a perimeter wall, a bottom electronic component, and a top electronic component. The perimeter wall extends between a periphery of the top substrate and a periphery of the bottom substrate to form a cavity. The bottom electronic component is mounted on the bottom substrate, exposed to the cavity, and thermally coupled to a bottom thermally conductive structure, which extends through the bottom substrate and towards the first heat dissipation interface. The top electronic component is mounted on the top substrate, exposed to the cavity, and thermally coupled to a top thermally conductive structure, which extends through the top substrate and towards the second heat dissipation interface.

[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)


Miniature high density opto-electronic package
Patent No. 9974163 

Inventor(s): Bo Li (Sunnyvale, CA), Morgan Chen (San Jose, CA), Rongsheng Miao (San Jose, CA), Xiao Shen (San Bruno, CA), Xueyan Zheng (Andover, MA), Yu Sheng Bai (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13729518 on 12/28/2012 (1964 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprising coupling a circuit to an opto-electronic package via an anisotropic conductive film (ACF), wherein the opto-electronic package is configured to communicate electrical signals via the coupling at a maximum frequency of about 10 gigahertz (GHz) to about 40 GHz. An apparatus comprising, an opto-electronic package comprising a plurality of first electrodes, and a circuit comprising a plurality of second electrodes, wherein at least one of the first electrodes is coupled to at least one of the second electrodes via an ACF, and wherein the opto-electronic package is configured to communicate electrical signals via the coupling at a maximum frequency of about 10 GHz to about 40 GHz.

[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)


Computer internal architecture
Patent No. 9974206 

Inventor(s): Daniel L. McBroom (Leonard, TX), Michael D. McBroom (Leonard, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15263222 on 09/12/2016 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal component and external interface arrangement for a cylindrical compact computing system is described that includes at least a structural heat sink having triangular shape disposed within a cylindrical volume defined by a cylindrical housing. A computing engine having a generally triangular shape is described having internal components that include a graphics processing unit (GPU) board, a central processing unit (CPU) board, an input/output (I/O) interface board, an interconnect board, and a power supply unit (PSU).

[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)


Pool boiling system
Patent No. 9974208 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14666881 on 03/24/2015 (1148 days app to issue)

Abstract: Pool boiling systems, cooling systems configured to cool one or more heat generating portions of a vehicle, and methods of maintaining a functional orientation of a pool boiling unit are disclosed. A pool boiling system may include the pool boiling unit and a stabilizing unit coupled to the pool boiling unit. The stabilizing unit maintains the pool boiling unit in a functional orientation across a plurality of operating orientations of the pool boiling system.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Seat shell
Patent No. D817680 

Inventor(s): Sasha Mahan-Rudolph (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Kimball International, Inc. (Jasper, IN)
Law Firm: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29581765 on 10/21/2016 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Food extrusion die
Patent No. D817727 

Inventor(s): Rogers Williams (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29583969 on 11/10/2016 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Activity monitoring device
Patent No. D817793 

Inventor(s): Jessica Ng Sheung-Yan (San Francisco, CA), Matthew Ryan Montgomery (Palo Alto, CA), Sonny X. Vu (Salem, NH)
Assignee(s): Fossil Group Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29590700 on 01/12/2017 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Heavy truck fender bracket
Patent No. D817827 

Inventor(s): Travis Zeptner (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29565171 on 05/18/2016 (727 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined modular radio and power pole
Patent No. D817915 

Inventor(s): Lance Norrell (Venus, TX)
Assignee(s): Sabre Industries Inc. (Alvarado, TX)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29603834 on 05/12/2017 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined modular radio and power pole
Patent No. D817916 

Inventor(s): Lance Norrell (Venus, TX)
Assignee(s): Sabre Industries Inc. (Alvarado, TX)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29603836 on 05/12/2017 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined radio and power pole with bench seating
Patent No. D817917 

Inventor(s): Lance Norrell (Venus, TX)
Assignee(s): Sabre Industries Inc. (Alvarado, TX)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29603840 on 05/12/2017 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined radio and power pole with pier
Patent No. D817918 

Inventor(s): Anthony Sabatino (Lenexa, KS), Lance Norrell (Venus, TX)
Assignee(s): Sabre Industries Inc. (Alvarado, TX)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29603845 on 05/12/2017 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet carrier
Patent No. D818204 

Inventor(s): Jack Renforth (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29557608 on 03/10/2016 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Animal toy
Patent No. D818211 

Inventor(s): Norman Anderson (Brooklyn, NY)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29518673 on 02/26/2015 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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