Dallas Invents: 86 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 7

Patents granted include AT&T’s method to detect and manage lip sync errors; IBM’s framework for analyzing information from a body camera; Gemmy Industries’ projector for an image with a firework effect; and Bank of America’s circuit board with “organic light emitting diode” light technology to help hearing or visually impaired users.

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Aug. 29, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP  LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 5

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 4

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth) 3

STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell) 3

Allied Bioscience, Inc. (Dallas) 2

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Cesar Alfaro (Lewisville) 2

James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth) 2

Judith Summersgill (Addison) 2

Lio Yenwei Chang (Coppell) 2

Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas) 2

 


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

90 days
Magnetically enhanced electrical signal conduction apparatus and methods
Assignee: MAGNETIC INNOVATIONS LLC (Dallas)
Inventor: Ricky David Schultz (Plano)
Patent No. 10045440

2,791 days
Evaporator
Assignee: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, LLC (Richardson)
Inventors: Scott Seccuro (McDonough, GA), Subodh Sharma (Grayson, GA), Todd Collins (Covington, GA)
Patent No. 10041737


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Adjustable collar shaping device for shirt
Patent No. 10039328 

Inventor(s): William Robert English (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15380507 on 12/15/2016 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A moldable collar stay device for a shirt turnover collar comprising a collar stay body and dual collar stay inserts. The shape and the length of the present device may be adjusted by fasteners which facilitate changes to the angle of the collar stay inserts and the length of the collar stay body. The device also may be shaped to accentuate the shape of a user”s face. Each collar stay insert may be placed inside collar stay pockets at opposite corners of the shirt collar while the stay body lies along the exterior bounds shirt collar. The shirt wearer may adjust the device around the periphery of the collar to the desired position. Once positioned, the device will remain concealed with the collar and collar stay pockets while maintaining the ability to alter the collar shape, the collar stay length and the angle of the collar stay inserts.

[A41B] SHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS


Low power biological sensing system
Patent No. 10039462 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15651896 on 07/17/2017 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: It is recognized that, because of its unique properties, graphene can serve as an interface with biological cells that communicate by an electrical impulse, or action potential. Responding to a sensed signal can be accomplished by coupling a graphene sensor to a low power digital electronic switch that is activatable by the sensed low power electrical signals. It is further recognized that low power devices such as tunneling diodes and TFETs are suitable for use in such biological applications in conjunction with graphene sensors. While tunneling diodes can be used in diagnostic applications, TFETs, which are three-terminal devices, further permit controlling the voltage on one cell according to signals received by other cells. Thus, by the use of a biological sensor system that includes graphene nanowire sensors coupled to a TFET, charge can be redistributed among different biological cells, potentially with therapeutic effects.

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


Surgical cross connector
Patent No. 10039574 

Inventor(s): Michael Hammer (Pine Brook, NJ)
Assignee(s): Blackstone Medical, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14936390 on 11/09/2015 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example embodiments relate generally to an apparatus operable to couple a pair of implantation rods that are surgically implanted adjacent to a plurality of vertebrae. Each implantation rod is secured by at least one fastener element having a head. The apparatus comprises at least one main assembly, said main assembly operable to move relative to a head of one of the fastener elements when not in a locked position. The apparatus also comprises a center link extending in an axial direction, said center link operable to move relative to the main assembly when not in a locked position. The main assembly is operable to receive the center link and a head of one of the fastener elements and secure the center link and the head relative to the main assembly when in a locked position.

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


 

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

Sink colander and storage assembly
Patent No. 10039420 

Inventor(s): Todd B. Housley (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14457887 on 08/12/2014 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A collapsible colander having a back wall, a front wall, a bottom wall and a pair of side walls. The back wall is positioned adjacent to a sink wall and is configured to attach to the sink wall. The front wall opposes the back wall and is moveable between a first position that is parallel to the back wall and a second position. The bottom wall has a number of apertures formed therethrough and has at least a first position that is substantially perpendicular to the back wall. The pair of side walls each have a first edge connected to the front wall and a second edge connected to the back wall. Additionally, the pair of side walls each have two or more hinges operable to move the front wall between at least the first position and the second position.

[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]


Retention apparatus
Patent No. 10039897 

Inventor(s): Carole L. Norris (Saint Paul, MN), Elliot Bridgeman (Big Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): Nuvectra Corporation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14595583 on 01/13/2015 (1302 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various examples, an apparatus includes a tray including a channel configured to hold a therapy delivery element at least partially within the channel. A retention clip is sized and shaped to fit within a portion of the channel. The retention clip is configured to releasably retain the therapy delivery element within the retention clip.

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


Systems and methods of treating water used for hydraulic fracturing
Patent No. 10040046 

Inventor(s): Robert Mitchell (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): BOSQUE SYSTEMS, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15150228 on 05/09/2016 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of treating a fluid to be used for hydraulic fracturing adds an effective amount of chlorine dioxide to the fluid to act as a biocide that kills harmful bacteria. A system for adding chlorine dioxide to the fluid can continuously add chlorine dioxide to an incoming flow of the fluid to produce a continuous flow of treated fluid.

[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]


Microwave synthesis of cobalt tungstate for use as stable oxygen evolution catalyst
Patent No. 10040050 

Inventor(s): Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Kenneth James McDonald (Whitmore Lake, 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: 14528219 on 10/30/2014 (1377 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process of forming an oxygen evolution catalyst includes the steps of: providing Co(NO[subscript]3[/subscript])[subscript]4[/subscript]; providing Na[subscript]2[/subscript]WO[subscript]4[/subscript]; combining the Co(NO[subscript]3[/subscript])[subscript]4 [/subscript]and Na[subscript]2[/subscript]WO[subscript]4 [/subscript]forming a solution; exposing the solution to a source of microwave energy and initiating a hydrothermal reaction forming hydrated CoWO[subscript]4[/subscript]. The oxygen evolution catalyst including hydrated CoWO[subscript]4 [/subscript]may be used to split water into oxygen and hydrogen ions.

[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]


Methods of preparing reactive mixtures of quaternary silanes and titanium(IV)alkoxides and polymers therefrom
Patent No. 10040097 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Mai Ngo (Tucson, AZ), Ronald Wysocki (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): Allied Bioscience, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15432363 on 02/14/2017 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to prepare a self-decontaminating surface, where that method includes disposing a first coating on a surface, where that first coating comprises an organosilane, and disposing a second coating over the first coating, where the second coating comprises TiO[subscript]2[/subscript].

[B05D] PROCESSES FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (conveying articles or workpieces through baths of liquid B65G, e.g. B65G 49/02) [2]


Composition hole pattern transfer tooling
Patent No. 10040131 

Inventor(s): Eric Boyle (Haslet, TX), Jose De Anda (Fort Worth, TX), Sven Roy Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15091177 on 04/05/2016 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for transferring a hole pattern from a first component to a second component configured to couple to the first component is provided including a contour plate having a drill plate with a hole pattern substantially identical to the hole pattern of the first component. The position of the drill plate is adjustable to match the hole pattern of the drill plate with the hole pattern of the first component. A slidable fixture configured to support the second component is movable to align the second component with the drill plate such that the hole pattern of the drill plate in relation to the second component matches the hole pattern of the drill plate in relation to the hole pattern of the first component. The hole pattern of the drill plate is used to create a hole pattern in the second component matching the hole pattern of the first component.

[B23B] TURNING; BORING (using an electrode which takes the place of a tool B23H, e.g. making holes B23H 9/14; working by laser beam B23K 26/00; arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Print head cooling jacket
Patent No. 10040304 

Inventor(s): Andrew P. Hull (McKinney, TX), Jeffrey T. Mileger (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15612876 on 06/02/2017 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for cooling a print head implemented on a wire and cable manufacturing line, the apparatus comprising a sleeve, wherein the sleeve has an internal portion and an external portion and wherein the sleeve forms an internal void marginally larger than the size of the print head and wherein the sleeve further comprises an elongated surface; a front surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the front surface comprises an ink outlet opening; a rear surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the rear surface comprises a cable opening; a channel connected to the internal portion of the sleeve, wherein the channel comprises an open side facing the internal void and wherein the channel on the internal portion of the sleeve extends from the rear to the front of the sleeve; an air inlet compartment in communication with the channel and enclosed by the rear surface; an air inlet in communication with the air inlet compartment; and an exhaust channel connected to the sleeve and extending from the front surface to the rear surface along the elongated surface and connected to the channel at the front of the sleeve.

[B41J] TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS (composing B41B; printing on special surfaces B41F; laundry marking B41K; erasers, rubbers or erasing devices B43L 19/00; fluid media for correction of typographical errors by coating C09D 10/00; recording the results of measuring G01; recognition or presentation of data, marking record carriers in digital fashion, e.g. by punching, G06K; franking or ticket-printing and issuing apparatus G07B; electric keyboard switches, in general H01H 13/70, H03K 17/94; coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, in general H03M 11/00; receivers or transmitters for transmission of digital information H04L; transmission or reproduction of documents, or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, H04N 1/00; printing mechanisms specially adapted for apparatus, e.g. cash registers, weighing machines, producing records of their own performance, see the relevant subclasses)


Stowable seats
Patent No. 10040378 

Inventor(s): Charles S. Hansen (Northville, MI), Todd R. Muck (Fowlerville, 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: 15082871 on 03/28/2016 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly is provided having a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back pivotally connected to the seat bottom by a bracket where the bracket has a seat bottom portion and a seat back portion. The seat bottom portion is arranged at an angle with respect to the seat back portion so as to generally form a right angle. A main pivot axis extends through the seat bottom. The distal end of the seat bottom portion of the bracket is pivotally connected to the main pivot. The distal end of the seat back portion of the bracket is connected to the seat back so as to pivot the seat back with respect to the seat bottom. The seat back is configured to rotate on top of the seat bottom to a stowed position.

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


Split console lid and armrest in both open and closed positions
Patent No. 10040397 

Inventor(s): Benjamin David Jimenez (Ann Arbor, MI), Cristian Farcas (Novi, MI), Stuart R. Wuerthele (Saline, 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: 15710291 on 09/20/2017 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A split center console assembly includes a front end wall, a rear end wall, and first and second opposing side walls, each cooperating to define a storage compartment. The assembly includes a split cover for selectively providing access to the storage compartment. The split cover includes a pivoting driver armrest and a pivoting passenger armrest. Each armrest includes an upper support surface configured to provide arm support when the split center console assembly is in a closed position, a side edge support surface configured to provide an arm support when the split center console assembly is in an open position, and a lower surface. At least one pivot hinge is provided, defining an arm portion extending a distance from a pivot axis and configured to pivotally couple the respective armrest to the storage compartment. In various aspects, each pivot axis is offset a distance from the side walls.

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


Systems and methods for preemptively modifying vehicle parameters according to predicted accelerations upon a travel lane clearing
Patent No. 10040453 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey David Gaither (Brighton, 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: 15431281 on 02/13/2017 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to preemptively modifying operation of a trailing vehicle according to predicted acceleration inputs. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to identifying that a lane ahead of the trailing vehicle has cleared of a leading vehicle, determining an acceleration profile for the trailing vehicle that indicates a predicted acceleration that is anticipated to be provided by a driver as a function of an environmental context. The environmental context characterizes at least current surroundings of the trailing vehicle. The method includes adjusting operating parameters of the trailing vehicle according to the acceleration profile to preemptively optimize the trailing vehicle in anticipation of an acceleration input from the driver that correlates with the predicted acceleration. The method includes controlling the trailing vehicle to accelerate based, at least in part, on the operating parameters upon receiving the acceleration input.

[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]


Fuselage to wing attachment
Patent No. 10040534 

Inventor(s): James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), John Elton Brunken, Jr. (Colleyville, TX), John McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Mark Loring Isaac (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14960648 on 12/07/2015 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, an aircraft features a fuselage, a wing member, and two fuselage beam. The fuselage features a first plurality of structural supports, a second plurality of structural supports, a first opening disposed between the first plurality of structural supports, and a second opening disposed between the second plurality of structural supports. The wing member is disposed above the first opening and above the second opening. The wing features a plurality of ribs including a first rib and a second rib. The first fuselage beam couples the first rib of the wing member to the fuselage and has an elongated body portion extending across the first plurality of structural supports. The second fuselage beam couples the second rib of the wing member to the fuselage and features an elongated body portion extending across the second plurality of structural supports.

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


System and method for stabilizing longitudinal acceleration of a rotorcraft
Patent No. 10040542 

Inventor(s): Luke Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Sung K. Kim (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15426560 on 02/07/2017 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of operating a rotorcraft includes operating the rotorcraft in a speed control mode, where a speed of the rotorcraft is proportional to a pilot control command; detecting a high longitudinal acceleration condition; upon detection of the high longitudinal acceleration condition, temporarily disabling the speed control mode and stabilizing the rotorcraft while the speed control mode is disabled; and reestablishing the speed control mode when a measured longitudinal acceleration of the rotorcraft falls below a first threshold.

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


Tiltrotor aircraft having journal bearing mounted pylon assemblies
Patent No. 10040562 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Southlake, TX), George Ryan Decker (Forth Worth, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Keith Alan Stanney (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carl VanBuskirk (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15844451 on 12/15/2017 (235 days app to issue)

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

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


Multi-step processes for high temperature bonding and bonded substrates formed therefrom
Patent No. 10043731 

Inventor(s): Masao Noguchi (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: 14841841 on 09/01/2015 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for high temperature bonding of substrates may include providing a top substrate and a bottom substrate, and positioning an insert between the substrates to form a assembly. The insert may be shaped to hold at least an amount of Sn having a low melting temperature and a gap shaped to hold at least a plurality of metal particles having a high melting temperature greater than the low melting temperature. The assembly may be heated to below the low melting temperature and held for a first period of time. The assembly may further be heated to approximately the low melting temperature and held for a period of time at a temperature equal to or greater than the low melting temperature such that the amount of Sn and the amount of metal particles form one or more intermetallic bonds. The assembly may be cooled to create a bonded assembly.

[B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D)


 

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

Benzimidazole derivatives and uses thereof
Patent No. 10040767 

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: 15310429 on 05/14/2015 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: Benzimidazole derivatives of Formula I, that modulate the activity of ACSS2 are disclosed for therapeutic use. The fused imidazole ring of the compounds disclosed has a diarylmethyl or diarylmethanol moiety attached at the 2-position and the as compounds have at least one other substituent at the 5 or 6 position of the benzimidazole. Also disclosed are methods of using the benzimidazole compounds for the treatment of diseases or disorders, such as cancer.

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


Coating compositions comprising polymers having titanium/oxygen or silicon/oxygen backbones
Patent No. 10040952 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Mai Ngo (Tucson, AZ), Ronald Wysocki (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15432352 on 02/14/2017 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to prepare a self-decontaminating surface, where that method includes disposing a first coating on a surface, where that first coating comprises an organosilane, and disposing a second coating over the first coating, where the second coating comprises TiO[subscript]2[/subscript].

[C09D] COATING COMPOSITIONS, e.g. PAINTS, VARNISHES OR LACQUERS; FILLING PASTES; CHEMICAL PAINT OR INK REMOVERS; INKS; CORRECTING FLUIDS; WOODSTAINS; PASTES OR SOLIDS FOR COLOURING OR PRINTING; USE OF MATERIALS THEREFOR (cosmetics A61K; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general, B05D; staining wood B27K 5/02; glazes or vitreous enamels C03C; natural resins, French polish, drying-oils, driers, turpentine, per se, C09F; polishing compositions other than French polish, ski waxes C09G; adhesives or use of materials as adhesives C09J; materials for sealing or packing joints or covers C09K 3/10; materials for stopping leaks C09K 3/12; processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings C25D) [5]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Stacked piston safety valves and related methods
Patent No. 10041330 

Inventor(s): James D. Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14407767 on 07/30/2012 (2199 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a safety valve with redundant operators or systems. One safety valve includes a piston bore in fluid communication with a first control line via first control line port and a second control line via a second control line port, the first and second control lines conveying hydraulic fluid pressure to the piston bore. First and second piston assemblies are movably arranged within the piston bore and the second piston assembly includes a transition member coupled thereto. A flow tube is arranged adjacent the transition member and moves axially within a flow passage defined in the safety valve in response to the movement of the transition member. A valve closure device moves between an open position and a closed position restricts fluid flow through the flow passage when in the closed position, the flow tube being adapted to shift the valve closure device between open and closed positions.

[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]


Shifting tool assembly that facilitates controlled pressure equalization
Patent No. 10041331 

Inventor(s): Colby Munro Ross (Carrollton, TX), Gregory William Garrison (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14782849 on 02/18/2015 (1266 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary downhole system includes a completion string positioned within a wellbore and providing at least an upper seal bore and a downhole device that includes a sliding sleeve. A service tool is extendable within the completion string and includes a shifting tool assembly and provides a mandrel, a shifting tool coupled to the mandrel, and upper equalization seals arranged on the mandrel and sealingly engageable with the upper seal bore. The shifting tool is engageable with the sliding sleeve to move the downhole device at least partially between a closed position, where a pressure differential between a subterranean formation and an interior of the completion string is assumed by primary sealing elements of the downhole device, and an open position, where the pressure differential is assumed by at least the upper equalization seals.

[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]


Dual isolation well assembly
Patent No. 10041332 

Inventor(s): Antonio Rosas (Mesquite, TX), Thomas Roane (Alvord, TX), Zheng Guan (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14430695 on 01/13/2014 (1667 days app to issue)

Abstract: A working string is used to actuate a first valve of a completion string in a well to seal a float shoe of the completion string from a remainder of the completion string. The working string is also used to actuate a second valve of the completion string to seal the center bore of the completion string. Actuating the first valve and the second valve is performed without withdrawing the working string from the well. In certain instances, the working string is a washpipe that includes a shifting profile for each valve.

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


Hybrid big hole liner
Patent No. 10041337 

Inventor(s): Jason Paul Metzger (Joshua, TX), Jerry Leroy Walker (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14891190 on 07/19/2013 (1845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shaped-charge liner for a shaped-charge assembly is provided. The shaped-charge assembly includes a housing, a single liner, and explosive material between the housing and the liner. The single liner includes an apex portion constructed from a first material and a skirt portion made from a second material that is different than the first material.

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


Adjustable autonomous inflow control devices
Patent No. 10041338 

Inventor(s): Brandon Thomas Least (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14377521 on 10/30/2013 (1742 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are wellbore flow control devices that allow on-site field adjustments to flow characteristics. One disclosed well system includes a base pipe defining one or more flow ports and an interior, a first end ring and a second end ring each arranged about the base pipe, the second end ring being axially-offset from the first end ring such that a fluid compartment is defined therebetween, an autonomous inflow control device (AICD) arranged within the fluid compartment and having at least one fluid inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with the one or more flow ports, and a sleeve removably coupled to the first and second end rings and configured to be removed to provide access to the fluid compartment and the AICD in order to make on-site fluid flow adjustments to the AICD.

[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]


Fluidic pulser for downhole telemetry
Patent No. 10041347 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15118004 on 03/14/2014 (1607 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method includes providing fluid communication between an internal bore of a drill string and an annulus between the drill string and a borehole through a fluid channel in a side of a collar coupled to the drill string. Fluid may be circulated through the internal bore of the drill string. A fluid telemetry signal may be generated by selectively generating a vortex within the fluid channel. Providing fluid communication between the internal bore and the annulus through the fluid channel may include providing fluid communication between the internal bore and a vortex basin at least partially defining the fluid channel, through at least one of a first fluid flow path and a second fluid flow path between the vortex basin and the internal bore; and providing fluid communication between the vortex basin and the annulus through a fluid outlet of the vortex basin.

[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

 

Top entry axial flow regulator
Patent No. 10041602 

Inventor(s): Daniel G. Roper (Lucas, TX), Douglas J. Scheffler (McKinney, TX), Harold J. McKinney (Durant, OK), James L. Griffin, Jr. (McKinney, TX), Matthew W. Hanusa (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288015 on 10/07/2016 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: An axial flow regulator includes a lateral access port through a portion of the valve body that provides access to a valve seat assembly and/or other portions of the valve trim without having to remove or uncouple the outlet flange or the inlet flange from the adjacent pipe sections. The lateral access port may extend through an outlet flange portion of the valve body and is configured to allow a valve seat assembly to be laterally inserted into and removed from the outlet flange. A valve seat assembly which may be configured for installation in the axial flow regulator includes a pad holder and a support ring for the pad holder that is separable from the pad holder. The pad holder may have alignment struts projecting radially outwardly from a pad support body. The support ring may include strut receivers that slidably receive the alignment struts of the pad holder.

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


Catalytic burner
Patent No. 10041669 

Inventor(s): Thomas J. Pisklak (Cypress, TX)
Assignee(s): Stonewick, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15361290 on 11/25/2016 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A catalytic burner with electric start. The method of using the catalytic burner comprises an electric-start device that may actuated via a switch or remotely via radio signal.

[F23C] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR COMBUSTION USING FLUID FUEL OR SOLID FUEL SUSPENDED IN AIR (burners F23D)


Heat pump comprising primary defrost operation and secondary defrost operation and method of operating heat pump
Patent No. 10041721 

Inventor(s): Bruce Perkins (Carrollton, TX), Chris Mchugh (Plano, TX), Mark Olsen (Carrollton, TX), Yi Qu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13690645 on 11/30/2012 (2076 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure comprises a method of managing defrost operations in HVAC systems. In one embodiment a primary defrost operation comprises allowing a cooling cycle of the heat pump and a secondary defrost operation comprises allowing fans of the heat pump to operate at a low speed.

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


Evaporator
Patent No. 10041737 

Inventor(s): Scott Seccuro (McDonough, GA), Subodh Sharma (Grayson, GA), Todd Collins (Covington, GA)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12969760 on 12/16/2010 (2791 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application provides an evaporator. The evaporator may include a housing, a coil assembly mounted within the housing, and a replaceable fan module positioned within the housing. The replaceable fan module may include a fan mounted therein.

[F28F] DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE OR HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; water or air traps, air venting F16)


 

P H Y S I C S

Micro-RNA, autoantibody and protein markers for diagnosis of neuronal injury
Patent No. 10041959 

Inventor(s): Ming-Cheng Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. (Alachua, FL), The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, DC)
Law Firm: Morrison Foerster LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15391755 on 12/27/2016 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes and materials are provided for the detection, diagnosis, or determination of the severity of a neurological injury or condition, including traumatic brain injury, multiple-organ injury, stroke, Alzeimer”s disease, Parkinson disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The processes and materials include biomarkers detected or measured in a biological sample such as whole blood, serum, plasma, or CSF. Such biomarkers include Tau and GFAP proteins, their proteolytic breakdown products, brain specific or enriched micro-RNA, and brain specific or enriched protein directed autoantibodies. The processes and materials are operable to detect the presence of absence of acute, subacute or chronic brain injuries and predict outcome for the brain injury.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


System and method for determining a frequency sweep for seismic analysis
Patent No. 10042064 

Inventor(s): John J. Sallas (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CGG SERVICES SAS (Massy, , FR)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14825574 on 08/13/2015 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sweep generator is employed to generate a sweep to be used by a seismic vibrator device for generating a desired target output spectrum, wherein the frequency sweep is designed so as to comply with one or more constraints imposed by the seismic vibrator device and/or imposed by the environment in which the device is to be used. In one embodiment, a sweep generator determines a sweep for achieving a desired target output spectrum by a given seismic vibrator device in compliance with at least a pump flow constraint imposed by the seismic vibrator device. In another embodiment, a sweep generator determines a sweep for achieving a desired target output spectrum by a given seismic vibrator device in compliance with all of multiple operational constraints of the seismic vibrator device, such as both mass displacement and pump flow constraints. Environmental constraints may also be accounted for in certain embodiments.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


System and method for dynamic formation detection using dynamic depth warping
Patent No. 10042081 

Inventor(s): Brian E. Stokeld (Lewisville, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15216946 on 07/22/2016 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, a system and method for correlating first well log data with a previously generated well with second well log data from an actively drilling well. A identifying a starting depth is identified above a geological formation. The first well log data is dynamically gain adjusted to the second well log data. The gain adjusted first well log data is dynamically depth warped to the second well log data to correlate the first well log data with the second well log data.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Modular camera attachment for optical devices
Patent No. 10042155 

Inventor(s): Ivan Arbouzov (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15536527 on 12/16/2015 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and computer program products for a modular camera attachment for optical devices and its use. One computer-implemented method includes linking a modular camera accessory (MCA) to a smart device using a data connection; activating the application on the smart device for a collimation function between the MCA and a modular camera attachment-enabled optical (MCO) device; receiving collimation data from the MCA and a camera of the smart device configured to capture collimation data from the optical path of the MCO device; processing the collimation data received from the MCA and the MCO device to determine alignment indicators; using the determined alignment indicators, aligning the MCA with the MCO device optical characteristics; and activating the application on the smart device to process data received from the MCA.

[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]


Projector for projecting an image having a firework effect
Patent No. 10042237 

Inventor(s): Cheng Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Lio Yenwei Chang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Apex Juris, pllc. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15678404 on 08/16/2017 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector has a body, a control device, a driving assembly, and a light device. The control device is mounted in the body. The driving assembly is mounted in the body and has a holding frame, a driving unit, and a transmitting unit. The holding frame has a central tube. The driving unit is electrically connected with the control device, and has a casing, a driving device, a rotating axle, a gear assembly, two limiting switches and an eccentric wheel. The light device is mounted on the holding frame, is electrically connected with the control device, and has a main light unit, a pattern film, and multiple auxiliary light units.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Projector
Patent No. 10042238 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Lio Yenwei Chang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Rabin Berdo, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15679774 on 08/17/2017 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector has a body, a rotating device, a projection device, and a supporting device. The body has a lower housing, an upper housing, and an operation chamber. The rotating device is mounted in the operation chamber, is located in the upper housing, and has a driving device, a rotating axle, a power supply circuit board, and a film base. The projection device is mounted in the operation chamber of the body and has a light unit, a Fresnel lens, a film holder, and a lens assembly. The supporting device is mounted on a bottom of the lower housing.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Memory system and method for adaptive auto-sleep and background operations
Patent No. 10042416 

Inventor(s): Hannon Aharon Borukhov (Rehovot, , IL), Yonatan Tzafrir (Petah Tikva, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14803732 on 07/20/2015 (1114 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system and method are provided for adaptive auto-sleep and background operations. In one embodiment, a controller of a memory system measures an amount of time between when the memory completes an operation and when the controller receives a command to perform another operation in the memory. The controller adjusts a time period after which the controller enters an auto-sleep mode and/or starts a background operation based on the measured amount of time. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Method and system for programming a multi-layer non-volatile memory having a single fold data path
Patent No. 10042553 

Inventor(s): Alan David Bennett (Edinburgh, , GB), Alan Welsh Sinclair (Falkirk, , GB), Liam Michael Parker (Edinburgh, , GB), Sergey Anatolievich Gorobets (Edinburgh, , GB)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14928582 on 10/30/2015 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is disclosed for only permitting data from a host to be written to a first non-volatile memory layer and only permitting data to be written into a second non-volatile memory layer via a maintenance operation over a single data path between the layers. The single data path may be an on-chip copy data path. A memory system includes a multi-layer non-volatile memory and data management circuitry, where the data management circuitry includes data flow path circuitry defining only a single data path for programming any data into the second layer. Maintenance manager circuitry and programming interleave circuitry in the data management circuitry are configured to select a maintenance schedule, and to interleave programming of host data with maintenance operation writes for the selected maintenance schedule only along the one or more data paths defined by the data flow path circuitry.

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


All-flash-array primary storage and caching appliances implementing triple-level cell (TLC)-NAND semiconductor microchips
Patent No. 10042565 

Inventor(s): Xiaobing Lee (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14729817 on 06/03/2015 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for storing and caching data in an all-flash-array includes erasing a TLC-NAND flash cell and programming the cell with a binary value multiple times in sequence corresponding to multiple sequential stages between erasures. The method also includes processing the binary value in relation to a respective threshold voltage at each of the multiple sequential stages. The method further includes storing metadata corresponding to a current stage associated with the number of times the TLC-NAND flash cell has been programmed since being erased.

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


Copy message from application buffer to send buffer within kernel
Patent No. 10042682 

Inventor(s): Patrick Estep (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: 15113129 on 01/30/2014 (1650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A send buffer is allocated within a kernel of an operating system (OS) of a first node. An application of the first node includes an application buffer. A message of an application buffer is copied to the send buffer. The kernel of the first node is to aggregate a plurality of the messages stored at the send buffer into a single transfer and to output the single transfer across a network to a second node.

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


System for determination and notification of issues in data file transmissions
Patent No. 10042690 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14986818 on 01/04/2016 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for monitoring data file transmissions to determine patterns in data file transmissions and determining issues in a current data file transmission by comparing information associated with the patterns to attributes associated with the current data file transmission. In response to determining issues, dynamic alerts are generated and communicated to designated parties that notify the designated parties of the issues and prompt remedial actions. The present invention is able to monitor events that occur prior to data transmission (i.e., pipeline events) and, when such events are determined, through comparison of the patterns of attributes, to be abnormal or identify a fault, alerts may be generated and actions taken to eliminate or lessen the delay in the subsequent data transmission (i.e., adhere to predetermined data transmission timing requirements).

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


Advance cache allocator
Patent No. 10042773 

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Ashish Shrivastava (Plano, TX), Lee McFearin (Plano, TX), Peter Yifey Yan (Frisco, TX), Sushma Wokhlu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14811436 on 07/28/2015 (1106 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and techniques for advance cache allocation are described. A described technique includes selecting a job from a plurality of jobs; selecting a processor core from a plurality of processor cores to execute the selected job; receiving a message which describes future memory accesses that will be generated by the selected job; generating a memory burst request based on the message; performing the memory burst request to load data from a memory to at least a dedicated portion of a cache, the cache corresponding to the selected processor core; and starting the selected job on the selected processor core. The technique can include performing an action indicated by a send message to write one or more values from another dedicated portion of the cache to the memory.

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


System for automated validation of data points within a data record
Patent No. 10042878 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15188641 on 06/21/2016 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are systems and the like that provide automated validation of data points within a data record. Specifically, validation the correctness/existence of a data point, as well as, the association between the data point and a related entity. Moreover, in specific embodiments of the invention, in which data points are determined to be invalid, publically-accessible information may be retrieved from a distributed communications network and data analytics may be implemented to automatically determine/identify valid data points.

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


System of centrally managing core reference data associated with an enterprise
Patent No. 10042904 

Inventor(s): Vasudev Rangadass (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15388046 on 12/22/2016 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided for centrally managing core enterprise reference data associated with an enterprise. A centralized master repository contains the core enterprise reference data. The internal services framework also provides internal services for managing the core enterprise reference data within the centralized master repository, one or more of the internal services having direct access to the core enterprise reference data stored in the centralized master repository for management purposes. An infrastructure services layer coupled to the centralized master repository provides for bulk data transfers of core enterprise reference data between the centralized master repository and one or more external operational systems according to one or more enterprise-level business workflows, the external operational systems permitted indirect access to the core enterprise reference data stored in the centralized master repository for operational purposes.

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


Directional location of sound sources
Patent No. 10042925 

Inventor(s): Steven Belz (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15614655 on 06/06/2017 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: Directional sound location is used to determine security events of a security system. A sound sensor reports a vector direction to a sound source of an acoustic signal. If the vector direction is historically observed at similar times, then perhaps the sound source is not considered a security event. However, if the vector direction is unknown or unfamiliar, the security system may infer the security event and notify emergency services.

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


Query generation system for an information retrieval system
Patent No. 10042934 

Inventor(s): Adam K. Keys (Dallas, TX), David S. Copps (Dallas, TX), Stephen S. Jernigan (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Brainspace Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15402778 on 01/10/2017 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a query generation system generally includes an element rank and inference engine in communication with a computing system and a user interface. The element rank and inference engine is operable to receive a user supplied element from the user interface, the user supplied element being associated with a first filter criterion. The element rank and inference engine is also operable to create, using the first filter criterion, at least one second element and rank according to their relative importance, the at least one first element and the at least one second element according to their associated first filter criterion and second filter criterion. Next, the element rank and inference engine may output the at least one first filter element and the second filter element to the computing system.

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


Direct identification and measurement of relative populations of microorganisms with direct DNA sequencing and probabilistic methods
Patent No. 10042976 

Inventor(s): Douglas M. Brenner (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): CosmosID Inc. (Rockville, MD)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13934029 on 07/02/2013 (1862 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods capable of characterizing populations of organisms within a sample. The characterization may utilize probabilistic matching of short strings of sequencing information to identify genomes from a reference genomic database to which the short strings belong. The characterization may include identification of the microbial community of the sample to the species and/or sub-species and/or strain level with their relative concentrations or abundance. In addition, the system and methods may enable rapid identification of organisms including both pathogens and commensals in clinical samples, and the identification may be achieved by a comparison of many (e.g., hundreds to millions) metagenomic fragments, which have been captured from a sample and sequenced, to many (e.g., millions or billions) of archived sequence information of genomes (i.e., reference genomic databases).

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


Controlling access to application data
Patent No. 10043021 

Inventor(s): Peter Barker (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15093183 on 04/07/2016 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for controlling access to application data associated with an application configured on a computing device. The method comprises: storing data comprising, for each of a plurality of access levels associated with the application, first data indicative of a combination of one or more credentials associated with the respective access level and an access level key corresponding to the respective access level, the access level key being encrypted by the combination of one or more credentials associated with the respective access level; determining, based on the first data, an access level in the plurality of access levels corresponding to a combination of one or more credentials available to the application; decrypting the access level key in the stored data corresponding to the determined access level using the combination of one or more credentials available to the application; and providing access to encrypted application data associated with the application and corresponding to the determined access level using, at least in part, the decrypted access level key corresponding to the determined access level.

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


Framework for analysis of body camera and sensor information
Patent No. 10043085 

Inventor(s): Hung T. Kwan (Grand Prairie, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15334018 on 10/25/2016 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for initiating a responsive action to environmental factors, include a processor monitoring biometric data and movements of an individual obtained from one or more sensors proximate to the individual, to establish and continuously update, a baseline state for the individual. The processor obtains video data and audio data from a recording device worn by the individual and contemporaneous data from the one or more sensors. The processor determines, based on the contemporaneous sensor data and the baseline state, that the individual is experiencing a state inconsistent with the baseline state. The processor analyzes the video data and the audio data to identify environmental factors contributing to the state inconsistent with the baseline state. Based on identifying the environmental factors, the processor determines a responsive action to mitigate the environmental factors and initiates the responsive action.

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


Automatic floor-level retail operation decisions using video analytics
Patent No. 10043143 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey L. Edgington (Keller, TX), Lee A. Carbonell (Flower Mound, TX), Pandian Mariadoss (Allen, TX), Tsz S. Cheng (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14149384 on 01/07/2014 (1673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floor operations automation system can include an intelligent video module, profiles, decision rules, and a decision module. The intelligent video module can be configured to generate video analytics data from video captured by video cameras within a retail location. The profiles can contain data that represents a business practice or policy of the retail location and/or user-specified preferences for decision-related variables. The decision rules can express actions to be performed in response to predefined conditions within the retail location. The decision module can be configured to decide upon action to be performed, based upon the video analytics data, the profiles, and the decision rules. The decision can be made without direct input from a human agent of the retail location. The actions can affect a business system and/or a human agent associated with the retail location.

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


Organic light emitting diode (”OLED”) visual authentication circuit board
Patent No. 10043183 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15251017 on 08/30/2016 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit board that includes OLED display technology is provided. An OLED display may present light patterns recognizable by a hearing or visually impaired users. The light pattern may be customized by the user. A specific workflow may be associated with a specific light pattern. A light pattern may visually guide a user through a workflow. For example, different menu options may be color coded. High consequence changes may flash with a certain light sequence or pattern. Trusted devices may present a specific light pattern or matrix at ”login” time to confirm that the user is accessing a trusted device.

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


Legal timeline analytics
Patent No. 10043228 

Inventor(s): John Lehmann (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lex Machina, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14823627 on 08/11/2015 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments concern systems and methods for applying legal analytics. In some embodiments, a legal analytics platform retrieves legal data from an electronic database, analyzes some or all of the legal data, and identifies interesting patterns and results of statistical analyses. In order to permit searching of the legal data, metadata elements or tags can be generated for legal entities and legal events. In some embodiments, the legal analytics platform identifies timestamps in the legal data and performs time-based statistical analysis. Results of the statistical analyses can be presented to a user via a graphical user interface (GUI), which may also allow the user to interact with the legal analytics platform and search one or more databases of legal data.

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


Utilizing a machine learning model to automatically visually validate a user interface for multiple platforms
Patent No. 10043255 

Inventor(s): Deepa Mohan (Frisco, TX), Mark Morrison (Rowlett, TX), Prasad Pathapati (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15900306 on 02/20/2018 (168 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives user interface information associated with a user interface to be provided for a particular platform, and receives design information for a design of the user interface to be provided for the particular platform. The device receives a request to visually compare the user interface information and the design information, and utilizes, based on the request, a trained machine learning model to visually compare the user interface information and the design information. The device generates information, indicating defects in the user interface information, based on utilizing the trained machine learning model to visually compare the user interface information and the design information, where the defects include user interface information that does not visually match the design information. The device provides the information indicating the defects in the user interface information.

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


Printed media display with double sheet or tilting windows to insert or replace exposed media
Patent No. 10043423 

Inventor(s): Roberto Mahamud Filho (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kile Park Reed Houtteman PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15360047 on 11/23/2016 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: PRINTED MEDIA DISPLAY WITH A TWO-SHEET OR TILTING WINDOW FOR INSERTING OR REPLACING EXPOSED MEDIA is a constructive solution in which the anterior wall ([b]15[/b]) of the media display support structure ([b]1[/b]) has a recess ([b]2[/b]) that receives a window, either tilted or removable ([b]3[/b]) by the action of hinges ([b]4[/b]), or bolts ([b]5[/b]) and nuts ([b]6[/b]). It can also lateral mobility through guides ([b]7[/b] or [b]13[/b]), through which it moves behind the fixed window ([b]18[/b]), corresponding to more than half of the anterior wall ([b]15[/b]), or behind itself from the curve ([b]16[/b]), from which a reception compartment is projected ([b]14[/b]), dug in the portion corresponding approximately to half of the extension of the posterior wall ([b]8[/b]).

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


Independent multi-plane read and low latency hybrid read
Patent No. 10043558 

Inventor(s): Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Jian Chen (San Jose, CA), Kenneth Louie (Sunnyvale, CA), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628417 on 06/20/2017 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: Read operations are performed in a multi-plane memory device. A state machine interfaces an external controller to each plane of memory cells to allow reading from selected word lines in the planes. In one approach, different types of read operations are performed in different planes, such as a multi-level cell read, e.g., a lower, middle or upper page read and a single-level cell (SLC) read. When the read operation in one plane uses fewer read voltages than another plane, the read data can be output early from the one plane while read operations continue on the other plane. The external controller can also command a cache release for one plane after outputting data from the caches of another plane. Read voltages can be set for each plane in a respective set of registers.

[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)


Apparatuses and methods including nested mode registers
Patent No. 10043587 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX), William O”Leary (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15215423 on 07/20/2016 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for nested mode registers to extend mode register functionality are disclosed. An example apparatus comprises a mode register configured to store address information and write data, a plurality of nested mode registers coupled to the mode register and configured to store the write data, and a decoder circuit coupled to the mode register and the plurality of nested mode registers and configured to selectively enable a nested mode register of the plurality of nested mode registers to store the write data based, at least in part, on the address information.

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


System for electronic mail server configuration management
Patent No. 10044663 

Inventor(s): David John Wesley Gruver (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14848806 on 09/09/2015 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for a rules-based system for managing the configuration of electronic mail (email) and/or messaging servers within an enterprise. Rules can be created and implemented that are unique to the enterprise”s environment. Embodiments of the present invention provide for checking the current, ”live” configuration settings of a mail/message server by applying the applicable rules in the rules database to the current settings. As a result of executing the compliance check, settings that are non-compliant are identified. System configuration may allow for non-compliant settings to be automatically re-configured so as to be compliant with the rule, or the user may be provided with options to authorize automated reconfiguration of all non-compliant settings or select which non-compliant settings that the user desires to re-configure.

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


 

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Second order detection of two orthogonal dithers for I/Q modulator bias control
Patent No. 10042190 

Inventor(s): Hongbing Lei (San Jose, CA), Tiangong Liu (San Jose, CA), Xiao Shen (San Bruno, , CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15179704 on 06/10/2016 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Dual Parallel (DP)-Inphase/Quadrature (I/Q) Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) bias controller configured to generate a pair of orthogonal dither signals; multiply the pair of dither signals to create a second order orthogonal dither signal; and lock an Inphase (I) I MZM of a DP-I/Q MZM to a value of a corresponding I component of a transmission signal by applying the pair of orthogonal dither signal to a Quadrature (Q) MZM and a Phase (P) MZM of the DP-I/Q MZM; applying an I bias signal to the I MZM of the DP-I/Q MZM; detecting an output of the DP-I/Q MZM; and determining an I error signal in the output of the I MZM of the DP-I/Q MZM based on the product of second order dither signal and the output of the DP-I/Q MZM.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Electro-absorption modulator with local temperature control
Patent No. 10042192 

Inventor(s): Hongbing Lei (San Jose, CA), Xiao Andy Shen (San Bruno, CA), Yan Cai (Leuven, , BE), YuSheng Bai (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15362554 on 11/28/2016 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided including an electro-absorption modulator (EAM) with local temperature control for optical communication. One aspect provides an optical EAM including a semiconductor portion configured to modulate light for transmission or reception of an optical signal. The modulator includes a temperature sensing element configured to sense temperature and to provide an output signal based on the sensed temperature, and a temperature control element configured to control temperature of the semiconductor portion based on the output signal from the temperature sensing element. In one example, the semiconductor portion includes germanium silicon (GeSi).

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method to combine multiple reputations
Patent No. 10043003 

Inventor(s): Joel R. Spurlock (Portland, OR), John D. Teddy (Portland, OR)
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14581965 on 12/23/2014 (1323 days app to issue)

Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to acquire a plurality of reputations related to an object and combine the plurality of reputations to create a total reputation for the object. The object can include a plurality of sub-objects and each of the plurality of reputations can correspond to one of the sub-objects.

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


Method to induce strain in finFET channels from an adjacent region
Patent No. 10043805 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Albany, NY)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15197509 on 06/29/2016 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and structures for forming strained-channel finFETs are described. Fin structures for finFETs may be formed using two epitaxial layers of different lattice constants that are grown over a bulk substrate. A first thin, strained, epitaxial layer may be cut to form strain-relieved base structures for fins. The base structures may be constrained in a strained-relieved state. Fin structures may be epitaxially grown in a second layer over the base structures. The constrained base structures can cause higher amounts of strain to form in the epitaxially-grown fins than would occur for non-constrained base structures.

[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]


Method of making a CMOS semiconductor device using a stressed silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer
Patent No. 10043907 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15162441 on 05/23/2016 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for forming a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) semiconductor device includes providing a stressed silicon-on-insulator (sSOI) wafer comprising a stressed semiconductor layer having first and second laterally adjacent stressed semiconductor portions. The first stressed semiconductor portion defines a first active region. The second stressed semiconductor portion is replaced with an unstressed semiconductor portion. The unstressed semiconductor portion includes a first semiconductor material. The method further includes driving a second semiconductor material into the first semiconductor material of the unstressed semiconductor portion defining a second active region.

[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]


Cable connector clocking device and related components
Patent No. 10044159 

Inventor(s): Karl D. Freyberg (Bedford, TX), Lammoon K. Thiphavanthong (Euless, TX), Scott T. Page (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14720311 on 05/22/2015 (1173 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cable connector clocking assembly for clocking and torqueing a cable connector. In one example, the clocking assembly has a socket adapter sub-assembly configured to be mounted in an adapter holder sub-assembly. The socket adapter sub-assembly includes a socket portion and an adapter portion having a generally cylindrical body portion connected to the socket portion. The adapter portion also has at least one indicium configured to indicate a clock angle of a cable connector when the cable connector is connected to the socket portion. The clocking assembly also includes an adapter holder sub-assembly comprising a clamp portion and a face portion having a plurality of indicia representative of different clock angles. The clamp portion has an unclamped configuration, wherein the socket sub-assembly can be rotated to a desired clock angle, and a clamped configuration, wherein the socket sub-assembly is securely retained in the clamp portion at the desired clock angle.

[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)


Noise margin monitor and control method
Patent No. 10044440 

Inventor(s): Martin Bouda (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15296661 on 10/18/2016 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for monitoring a network link in an optical transport network. The method includes injecting a first level of added noise to the data stream at the receiver for a first period. The method further includes calculating a first bit error rate (BER) for the first period. The method also includes injecting a second level of added noise to the data stream at the receiver for a second period, the second level of added noise different than the first level of added noise, wherein the first and second periods do not overlap. The method further includes calculating a second BER for the second period. In addition, the method includes determining a characteristic of the network link based on the first BER and the second BER.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Interpolated channelizer with compensation for non-linear phase offsets
Patent No. 10044488 

Inventor(s): David H. Tsai (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15048260 on 02/19/2016 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for interpolating non-integer oversamples in a receiver receives a plurality of samples, the plurality of samples having a quantity which has a non-integer ratio to a number of channels of a channelizer of the receiver. A non-linear phase correction is applied to the plurality of samples.

[H04K] SECRET COMMUNICATION; JAMMING OF COMMUNICATION


Systems and methods for controlling enrollment and secure persistent SMS texting account servicing with an intelligent assistant
Patent No. 10044647 

Inventor(s): Srinaath Thyagarajan (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15916521 on 03/09/2018 (151 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for controlling enrollment and secure persistent SMS texting account servicing communications. A method is provided that includes receiving, at an enrollment web portal, enrollment data including: enrollment credentials identifying a user for authentication, a phone number of a mobile device associated with the user, and consent by the user to persistently interact with an account servicing system via SMS texting. The method includes: processing the received enrollment data, authenticating the user responsive to processing the received enrollment data, storing the phone number of the mobile device associated with the user in a phone number data storage, and generating, responsive to the authenticating, a revocable token for persistent access to a natural dialog module via a SMS texting gateway for the mobile device identified by the phone number.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Simplified sensor integrity
Patent No. 10044696 

Inventor(s): David A. deVries (Ottawa, , CA), David M. Amols (Mesa, AZ), Geoffrey H. Cooper (Palo Alto, CA), Howard C. Herbert (Gilbert, AZ), Jesse Randall Walker (Portland, OR), Kirk D. Brannock (Gaston, OR), Stephen H. Price (Gilbert,
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14978920 on 12/22/2015 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes at least one processor device, an energy storage module to power the apparatus, memory to store a secret such that powering down and restarting the apparatus causes the secret to be lost, logic executable by the at least one processor device to generate attestation data using the secret that data abstracts the secret, and a communications interface to send the attestation data to another device.

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


Frequency-based reputation
Patent No. 10044739 

Inventor(s): Igor Muttik (Berkhamsted, , GB)
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15039756 on 12/27/2013 (1684 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is disclosed an anti-malware system and method that analyzes applications and other executable objects at the subroutine level. Each subroutine may be assigned an execution frequency score, which may be based on simulated execution in an insulated environment, on real-world operating conditions, or on static analysis. Each subroutine may be assigned an execution frequency score based on how frequently it is executed. Based on this score, each subroutine may also be assigned a reputation score. To aid in cross-referencing to occurrences of the same subroutine in other applications, the subroutine may also be assigned a pseudo-unique identifier, such as a fuzzy fingerprint.

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


In-pixel digital gain and offset corrections
Patent No. 10044958 

Inventor(s): Joshua Lund (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427765 on 02/08/2017 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes correcting for at least one of gain and offset during frame integration for photodetector events. Gain and offset correction is performed separately in each pixel of a digital read-out integrated circuit (DROIC) for a plurality of corresponding pixels in a photodetector array. First and second binary counters respectively use a gain register and an offset register to implement gain and offset correction.

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


Multi-stage vehicle detection in side-by-side drive-thru configurations
Patent No. 10044988 

Inventor(s): Aaron M. Burry (Ontario, NY), Orhan Bulan (Henrietta, NY)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ortiz Lopez, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14715787 on 05/19/2015 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multi-stage vehicle detection systems and methods for side-by-side drive-thru configurations. One or more video cameras (or an image-capturing unit) can be employed for capturing video of a drive-thru of interest in a monitored area. A group of modules can be provided, which define multiple virtual detection loops in the video and sequentially perform classification with respect to each virtual detection loops among the multiple virtual detection loops, starting from a virtual detection loop closest to an order point, and when a vehicle having a car ID is sitting in a drive-thru queue, so as to improve vehicle detection performance in automated post-merge sequencing.

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


Lip sync error detection and correction
Patent No. 10045016 

Inventor(s): Chee Ching (Plano, TX), David H. Lu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker L.L.P. (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15426711 on 02/07/2017 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of managing lip synchronization error in a multimedia content delivery network includes identifying a video packet and an audio packet associated with the video packet and determining a synchronization offset between the audio and video packets at a first monitoring point in the network. The audio and video packets are then detected at a second monitoring point in the network and a second synchronization offset is determined. When a delta between the first synchronization offset and the second synchronization offset exceeds a threshold, lip synchronization error information may be automatically recorded and/or reported to a service provider and corrective action may be taken if potential sources of the lip synchronization error are within the domain of the service provider. The video packet may be identified by a timestamp within the packet and the audio packet may be identified by audio data within the audio packet.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Self-optimizing network entity for a telecommunications system
Patent No. 10045306 

Inventor(s): Maurice D”Souza (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15120275 on 02/19/2015 (1265 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain features relate to systems and methods for optimizing the radio frequency characteristics of signals transmitted between a radio base station (RBS) and a distributed antenna system (DAS). A self-optimizing network (SON) entity can determine adjustments to radio frequency operations and management parameters at the RBS based on radio frequency parameters measured by a measurement and configuration module at the DAS. Adjustments to radio frequency operations and management parameters can include adjustments configured to compensate for signal latency caused by the DAS. Adjustments to radio frequency operations and management parameters can also include adjustments to signal gain due to noise rise caused by the DAS. The SON entity can also measure nominal receive power levels for the RBS for purposes of open loop power control.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for negotiation and notification of a network access time period in a wireless communication system
Patent No. 10045330 

Inventor(s): Bonnie Chen (DeSoto, TX)
Assignee(s): Google Technology Holdings LLC (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14687175 on 04/15/2015 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a wireless communication system wherein a user equipment (UE) that accesses a cell served by an access point (sometimes known as femtocell) is granted only a limited time period during which to camp on, attach to, or connect to the cell, the communication system permits a user of the UE to anticipate an expiration of the time period and, if desired negotiate an extension of the time period. More particularly, the communication system provides for notification of the UE of the duration of this limited time period and further permits the UE to negotiate an extension of the time period when the UE desires to do so. In the event an extension is requested by the user and granted by the owner/operator, a notification will be sent to the user and the UE may reset a timer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Partitioning of frequency resources for transmission of control signals and data signals in SC-FDMA communication systems
Patent No. 10045348 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR)
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15483606 on 04/10/2017 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining a resource for an acknowledgement signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. A method includes receiving an index associated with a plurality of resource blocks (RBs) for transmission of an uplink control signal in an operating bandwidth; and determining an RB for transmission of the acknowledgement signal, based on the index.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Device to device communication
Patent No. 10045370 

Inventor(s): Manivannan Thyagarajan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15321173 on 07/01/2014 (1498 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided. A request is received from a first user equipment to schedule communication resources for a device to device communication between the first user equipment and at least one second user equipment. Control information relating to the device to device communication is sent to the at least one second user equipment in response to the request.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method of low-power plasma generation based on high-voltage plasmatron
Patent No. 10045432 

Inventor(s): Dmitry Medvedev (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DM ECO Plasma, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Bardmesser Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15789291 on 10/20/2017 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plasma generation system includes an anode having a generally cylindrical proximal portion and a generally cylindrical distal portion, the distal portion having a smaller diameter than the first portion; a connecting portion connecting the first and second portions and having walls oriented at approximately 45 degrees to center axis of the anode; a cathode having a generally cylindrical shape in its proximal portion and a tapering at approximately a 30 degree angle to the center axis of the anode in its distal portion, where a gap between the connecting portion of the anode and the distal portion of the cathode is at least twice as large as a gap between the proximal portion of the anode and the proximal portion of the cathode; and a high voltage power supply providing an operating voltage in a range of 800-2500 volts and a current of about 0.3-0.7 A to the cathode.

[H05H] PLASMA TECHNIQUE (ion-beam tubes H01J 27/00; magnetohydrodynamic generators H02K 44/08; producing X-rays involving plasma generation H05G 2/00); PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY- CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS (obtaining neutrons from radioactive sources G21, e.g. G21B, G21C, G21G); PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS (atomic clocks G04F 5/14; devices using stimulated emission H01S; frequency regulation by comparison with a reference frequency determined by energy levels of molecules, atoms, or subatomic particles H03L 7/26)


Concentric vias and printed circuit board containing same
Patent No. 10045435 

Inventor(s): Christopher Anthony Gracia (Richardson, TX), David Nail (Flower Mound, TX), Dennis Jones (Allen, TX), Larry Brown (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): L-3 Communications Corporation (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Egan Peterman Enders Huston (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14949143 on 11/23/2015 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multilayer printed circuit board comprising: i) a plurality of circuit board layers disposed in parallel planes to one another; ii) an outer via forming an electrical connection between a conductor contact on a first circuit board layer and a conductor contact on a second circuit board layer, wherein the outer via has a hollow central core; and iii) an inner via formed within the hollow central core of the outer via. The inner via forms an electrical connection between a conductor contact on a third circuit board layer and a conductor contact on a fourth circuit board layer. The inner via and the outer via are substantially concentric cylinders.

[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)


Magnetically enhanced electrical signal conduction apparatus and methods
Patent No. 10045440 

Inventor(s): Ricky David Schultz (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MAGNETIC INNOVATIONS LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975279 on 05/09/2018 (90 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for magnetically enhanced electrical signal conduction are disclosed. An embodiment electrical connector comprises a connector body, a first active signal contact mechanically attached to and at least partially disposed within the connector body, a ground contact mechanically attached to the connector body, an insulator mechanically separating and electrically isolating the first active signal contact and the ground contact, and a first permanent magnet electrically connected to the first active signal contact. An embodiment electrical cable comprises an elongated insulating sheath, a first active signal electrical conductor disposed within the sheath, a first connector body mechanically attached to a first end of the sheath, a first active signal contact mechanically attached to the first connector body, and electrically connected to the first active signal electrical conductor, and a first permanent magnet electrically connected to the first active signal electrical conductor.

[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

Drilling jig
Patent No. D824741 

Inventor(s): Greg Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HARDWARE RESOURCES, INC. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29561276 on 04/14/2016 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multipurpose support device
Patent No. D824915 

Inventor(s): Eric C. Luo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29594268 on 02/16/2017 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D824939 

Inventor(s): Judith Summersgill (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29578218 on 09/20/2016 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D824944 

Inventor(s): Judith Summersgill (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593668 on 02/10/2017 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D824945 

Inventor(s): Judith Summersgill (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593673 on 02/10/2017 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ceramic bonding tool with textured tip
Patent No. D824969 

Inventor(s): Cesar Alfaro (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): CoorsTek, Inc. (Golden, CO)
Law Firm: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612580 on 08/02/2017 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ceramic bonding tool with textured tip
Patent No. D824970 

Inventor(s): Cesar Alfaro (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): CoorsTek, Inc. (Golden, CO)
Law Firm: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612581 on 08/02/2017 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Trilaminate roofing shingle
Patent No. D825081 

Inventor(s): Emily Videtto (Mountain Lakes, NJ), Eric R. Anderson (Montclair, NJ), Leslie D. Franklin (Maplewood, NJ), Sudhir B. Railkar (Wayne, NJ), Tommy F. Rodrigues (Nutley, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29560426 on 04/06/2016 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D825116 

Inventor(s): Kyle Burger (Seattle, WA), Ryan Wills (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29572981 on 08/02/2016 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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