Dallas Invents: 90 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 31

Patents secured range from inventions for detecting explosives to vandalism detection using video and noise cancellation.

Week of: 10/31/2017 For: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) Total patents this week: 90 Ranked (9) this week in patent production out of 250 metros nationally.

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Oct. 31, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 12
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 11
Conduent Business Services LLC (Dallas) 3
Arog Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Dallas) 2
Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 2
Paragon Furniture Inc. (Arlington) 2
ST Microelectronics Inc. (Coppell) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Dianbo Fu (Plano) 3
Vinay K. Jain (Dallas) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

187 days
Method for making semiconductor device with stacked analog components in back end of line (BEOL) regions, Patent No. 9806022
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Coppell)

2,905 days
System and method for root cause analysis and early warning of inventory problems, Patent No. 9805330
JDA Software Group Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) (Inventor, Adeel Najmi, Plano)  


Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness IndexFor additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

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Fly reel with detachable drag assembly
Patent No. 9801363 

Inventor(s): Justin Allen Geisel (Haslett, MI)
Assignee(s): Allen Fly Fishing LLC (Southlake)
Law Firm: Vedder Price P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14466267 on 08/22/2014 (1166 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fishing reel includes a frame, a drag assembly and a spool. The drag assembly connects the spool to the frame and includes a base, a brake housing and a nose connected together and sealed as a single unit that can be removed and replaced from the reel.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Spot-on pesticide composition
Patent No. 9801375 

Inventor(s): Larry Nouvel (Plano)
Assignee(s): SERGEANT”S PET CARE PRODUCTS, INC. (Omaha, NE)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14460709 on 08/15/2014 (1173 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spot-on pesticide composition for animals, specifically mammals, including dogs and cats, which composition comprises fipronil, etofenprox, and an insect growth regulator as the active components, in doses and proportions which are effective against a variety of insects and pests, and in a formulation which is convenient for local application to the animal”s skin, preferably localized over a small surface area.

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


Thrombectomy catheter deployment system
Patent No. 9801642 

Inventor(s): Daniel Joseph Kneip (Anna), David Charles Cummings (Richardson), David Woodruff West (Richardson), Jeffrey William Rogers (Plano), Martyn Stuart Abbott (Dallas)
Assignee(s): BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (Hamilton, , BM)
Law Firm: Seager, Tufte Wickhem, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14918224 on 10/20/2015 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thrombectomy catheter deployment for operation of a thrombectomy catheter may include a stand alone drive unit and a disposable pump/catheter assembly which is manually placed into a carriage assembly in the drive unit. The pump/catheter assembly may have a plurality of preconnected components including a tubular structure and a thrombectomy catheter connected thereto. A barcode reader may sense specific operational data pertaining to an individual pump and may provide an interface for operation of the reciprocating linear actuator.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


Safety neural injection system and related methods
Patent No. 9801652 

Inventor(s): N. Sandor Racz (Coppell)
Assignee(s): Custom Medical Applications (Farmers Branch)
Law Firm: TraskBritt, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14823125 on 08/11/2015 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: A safety neural injection system includes at least a partially hollow cannula having an inside diameter, an outside diameter, a first length, a side port located coaxially along the hollow cannula for fluid communication between the inside and the outside of the hollow cannula, and an open distal end. The safety neural injection system also includes a flexible stylet with a shaped tip. The flexible stylet is capable of being releasably locked in a position within the hollow cannula and extends at least the first length of the hollow cannula. The hollow cannula proximate to the distal end includes a rigid bend so as to facilitate placement of the distal end at the treatment site.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


Hook with rotating saddle and rotatable mono axial pedicle screw
Patent No. 9801664 

Inventor(s): Michael Hammer (Pine Brook, NJ), Tara Ziolo (Hewitt, NJ)
Assignee(s): Blackstone Medical, Inc. (Lewisville)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13839946 on 03/15/2013 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are a hook with rotating saddle and a rotatable mono axial pedicle screw. In an embodiment, the disclosed hook may include at least one body comprising a hook member and a saddle member. The hook member and saddle member may be rotatably mounted to one another so as to rotate with respect to each other only about a common axis, and the saddle member may be configured for connection to an end of a connecting member. A surgical screw system may include receiver and screw members engagable with one another such that when engaged, only rotation of the receiving member about the longitudinal axis of the screw member and restrain against substantially all other translational or rotational movement.

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


Integrated support device for providing temporary primary stability to dental implants and prosthesis, and related methods
Patent No. 9801697 

Inventor(s): Lea Ellermeier Nesbit (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Natural Dental Implants AG (Berlin, , DE)
Law Firm: Bracewell LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13767999 on 02/15/2013 (1719 days app to issue)

Abstract: Integrated support devices for providing temporary primary stability to a dental prosthesis implant, each individually designed and manufactured for a specific pre-identify patient are also provided. An integrated support device can include a prosthesis interface member configured to connect to an abutment or reduced sized portion of a dental prosthesis/implant. The integrated support device also includes one or more bonding wings for connecting to the adjacent healthy teeth.

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


Anaerobic blood storage containers
Patent No. 9801784 

Inventor(s): Narendran Renganathan (Plano)
Assignee(s): New Health Sciences, Inc. (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475898 on 03/31/2017 (214 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blood storage container for the anaerobic storage of blood, having enhanced sealing methods and materials for the preservation of stored blood is provided.

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


Method of inhibiting constitutively active phosphorylated FLT3 kinase
Patent No. 9801869 

Inventor(s): Vinay K. Jain (Dallas)
Assignee(s): AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Dallas)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14671613 on 03/27/2015 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Crenolanib for treating FLT3 mutated proliferative disorders
Patent No. 9801870 

Inventor(s): Vinay K. Jain (Dallas)
Assignee(s): AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Dallas)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195297 on 06/28/2016 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Compositions for sensitive skin
Patent No. 9801900 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake), Linda Hart (Dallas), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek), Milagros Sanchez (Dallas), Patricia Jacoby (Dallas), Tiffany Florence (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14550664 on 11/21/2014 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of hydrolyzed algin, escin, [i]Ruscus aculeatus [/i]root extract, ammonium glycyrrhizate, [i]Centella asiatica [/i]extract, hydrolyzed yeast protein, and [i]Calendula officinalis [/i]flower extract.

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


Lipocationic polymers and uses thereof
Patent No. 9801944 

Inventor(s): Daniel J. Siegwart (Dallas), Jason Miller (Dallas), Kejin Zhou (Dallas), Lian Xue (Dallas), Petra Kos (Dallas)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15261245 on 09/09/2016 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: Polymers produced by ring opening polymerization which comprises an amino group that can be used in compositions to deliver a nucleic acid such as a miRNA or a siRNA. In some embodiments, compositions which comprise the polymers described herein and a nucleic acid are also provided herein. In some embodiments, these compositions are used to silence one or more genes in vivo or treat a disease or disorder.

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


Radioactive nanoparticles and methods of making and using the same
Patent No. 9801962 

Inventor(s): Sina Moeendarbari (Arlington), Xiankai Sun (Coppell), Yaowu Hao (Southlake)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin)
Law Firm: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14719921 on 05/22/2015 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, radioactive nanoparticles are described herein. In some embodiments, a radioactive nanoparticle described herein comprises a metal nanoparticle core, an outer metal shell disposed over the metal nanoparticle core, and a metallic radioisotope disposed within the metal nanoparticle core or within the outer metal shell. In some cases, the radioactive nanoparticle has a size of about 30-500 nm in three dimensions. In addition, in some embodiments, the radioactive nanoparticle further comprises an inner metal shell disposed between the metal nanoparticle core and the outer metal shell. The metal nanoparticle core, outer metal shell, and inner metal shell of the radioactive nanoparticle can have various metallic compositions.

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


Golf club assembly and golf club with aerodynamic features
Patent No. 9802085 

Inventor(s): John Thomas Stites (Weatherford), Robert Boyd (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15069487 on 03/14/2016 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head includes a body member having a ball striking face, a crown, a toe, a heel, a sole, a rear, and a hosel region. The heel includes an airfoil-like surface shaped like the leading edge of an airfoil that extends over a majority of the length of the heel. The back may include a Kammback feature having a concavity extending from the heel-side to the toe-side of the back. The heel-side edge of the concavity may be shaped like the leading edge of an airfoil. Further, the sole may include a diffuser that extends at an angle of from approximately 10 degrees to approximately 80 degrees from a moment-of-impact trajectory direction. A hosel fairing that extends from the hosel region toward the toe may also be provided on the crown. A golf club including the golf club head is also disclosed.

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


Iron type golf club head and set
Patent No. 9802089 

Inventor(s): John Kendall (Wylie), Justin Honea (Richardson), Matthew Brian Neeley (Dallas)
Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Gallagher Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13842545 on 03/15/2013 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: An iron-type golf club head having a sole channel extending from an exterior of a sole portion toward a face. The sole channel has an axis that intersects the face at an axis-to-face intersection point for at least one position along a channel length, and preferably at least 25% of the channel length. The elevation of the intersection point may below the Ycg distance and the axis defines an angle from the vertical that may be related to the loft. The iron-type golf club head may be incorporated in a set containing club heads with varying degrees of unsupported face area.

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


 

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

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Apparatus and method for a molded plastic fin shell for electronic devices
Patent No. 9802279 

Inventor(s): Jun Yang (Shenzhen, , CN), Qian Han (San Diego, CA), Xiaodu Shao (Wuhan, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14108141 on 12/16/2013 (1415 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provided for using a molded thermal plastic fin shell as part of a heat sink design for electronic devices. The heat sink design also includes metal components in contact with the electronics components of the device and the thermal plastic fin shell. The thermal plastic fin shell serves both as part of the heat sink design to dissipate heat to the air and as a protective casing or packaging for the device. The heat is transferred from the electronics components or heat sources in the device to the heat sink metal components and hence to the thermal plastic fin shell in contact with the metal. The thermal plastic fin shell dissipates the heat into the surrounding air. The combination of metal and thermal plastic materials in the heat sink design combines both desired properties of high thermal conductivity and ease of manufacture.

[B23P] OTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS (arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Apparatus and method for maintaining a pattern of non-rigid objects in a desired position and orientation
Patent No. 9802720 

Inventor(s): Darin James Baylor (Georgetown), Kevin L Cote (Allen), Mark T Maldonado (Allen)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14506301 on 10/03/2014 (1124 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for maintaining a pattern of non-rigid objects in a desired position and orientation. The first surface, second surface, and third surface are mutually orthogonal and meet at a point to form a lowest corner. The second and third surfaces are supported by, attached to and extend at least somewhat vertically from the apparatus. The first surface is oriented at an angle to a plane running through a bottom of the apparatus and thereby provides the lowest corner.

[B65B] MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING (bundling and pressing devices for cigars A24C 1/44; devices for tensioning and securing binders adapted to be supported by the article or articles to be bound B25B 25/00; applying closure members to bottles, jars or similar containers B67B 1/00-B67B 6/00; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers B67C 9/00)


Rotatable tamp head and automated dimension determination
Patent No. 9802728 

Inventor(s): David Arthur Ogle, II (Bridgeport)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Athorus, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14622134 on 02/13/2015 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: Printing systems may include a rotatable tamp head that may be repositioned, as necessary, in order to cause a label to be printed in a specific location or in a certain alignment on an object. Such tamp heads may be repositioned as necessary where the label may cross a seam, a crease, a fold or another surface feature which might cause the label to be bowed or damaged in transit. The tamp head may be positioned in a manner that would enable any information, markings or bar codes thereon to remain legible and intact even if the label is applied across such a surface feature. An orientation of the object may be determined using one or more sensors aligned at various angles with respect to a direction of travel of the object.

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


Thin gel gasket and a method of making and using the same
Patent No. 9803674 

Inventor(s): David Schmidt (Egg Harbor Township, NJ), Jeff Busby (Millsap), Kent Boomer (Aledo), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): The Patent Well LLC (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker, LLP (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14704030 on 05/05/2015 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thin, cured gel gasket is disclosed, including methods of making the thin gel gasket and the use of the thin gel gasket in an aircraft joint. In one embodiment, the thin gel gasket has no skeleton or other structure and is comprised of only a cured polyurethane gel and has a thickness of less than about 12 mill. It is manufactured using a release film that is adapted in a number of ways to make release from the gel prior to use easier. In one method of making and using the thin gel gasket. it is applied to a joint which is subject to compression, in one embodiment, a lap joint of an aircraft fuselage.

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


 

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

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Thrombocyte inhibition via vivo-morpholino knockdown of alpha IIb
Patent No. 9801886 

Inventor(s): Pudur Jagadeeswaran (Denton)
Assignee(s): University of North Texas (Denton)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13015905 on 01/28/2011 (2468 days app to issue)

Abstract: Novel compounds comprising a guanidine-rich head covalently coupled to one or more oligonucleotide antisense sequences which are useful to modulate blood coagulation by affecting the expression of integrin IIb or 3 are described herein. This invention also includes pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, with or without other therapeutic agents, and to methods of using these compounds as inhibitor of platelet aggregation, as thrombolytics, and/or for the treatment of other thromboembolic disorders. Vivo-MOs, which include eight guanidine groups dendrimerically arranged in the guanidine-rich head and two synthetic antisense morpholino oligonucleotides, are representative compounds of the present invention.

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


Method for producing fluorinated polysiloxane
Patent No. 9803055 

Inventor(s): Jasmine Keuk (Rowlett), Mark Stephen Miller (Dallas), Paul Anthony Lum (Irving), Roland L. Gasmena (Carrollton), Ronaldo J. Nicolas (Wylie)
Assignee(s): HEMPEL A/S (Kongens Lyngby, , DK)
Law Firm: Birch, Stewart, Kolasch Birch, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15137464 on 04/25/2016 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: This present disclosure relates to fluorinated polysiloxane resin compositions, and method for making the same, without the need for using halogen acids, and that display excellent properties of impact resistance, flexibility, chemical resistance, corrosion resistance, weather resistance, heat and fire resistance, abrasion resistance, ultraviolet resistance, hydrophobicity, and substrate adhesion.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

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Electrically controlled flush
Patent No. 9803348 

Inventor(s): Douglas C. Saunders (Plainfield, IL), Duston E. A. Stutzman (Plainfield, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Joliet, IL)
Assignee(s): DANCO, INC. (Irving)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13307809 on 11/30/2011 (2162 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for electrically controlled flush applications. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an activation assembly configured to initiate a flush of a flush assembly based upon a position of the activation assembly. The activation assembly includes a position sensor that senses a transition from a neutral position to a first position and a restraint mechanism that prevents a return to the neutral position for a predefined period of time corresponding to the flush duration. In another embodiment, a flush activation assembly includes an activation control box with a position sensor that provides an indication that a cable anchor has transitioned from a neutral position to a first position to initiate a flush of the flush assembly and a restraint mechanism that prevents the cable anchor from returning to the neutral position in response to the indication from the position sensor.

[E03D] WATER-CLOSETS OR URINALS WITH FLUSHING DEVICES; FLUSHING VALVES THEREFOR


Expandable bullnose assembly for use with a wellbore deflector
Patent No. 9803438 

Inventor(s): Borisa Lajesic (Dallas), Matthew Bradley Stokes (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15016513 on 02/05/2016 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes introducing a bullnose assembly into a main bore of a wellbore, the bullnose assembly including a body and a bullnose tip actuatable between a default configuration, where a collet body forming part of the bullnose tip exhibits a first diameter, and an actuated configuration, where the collet body exhibits a second diameter different than the first diameter. The bullnose assembly is then advanced to a deflector arranged within the main bore and defining a first channel that exhibits a predetermined diameter and communicates with a lower portion of the main bore, and a second channel that communicates with a lateral bore. The bullnose assembly is then directed into either the lower portion of the main bore or the lateral bore based on a diameter of the collet body as compared to the predetermined diameter.

[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]


Setting a downhole tool in a wellbore
Patent No. 9803440 

Inventor(s): Michael Dale Ezell (Carrollton), Shane Robert Burckhard (Sanger)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14911105 on 03/09/2015 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool setting system includes a tubular member that defines a bore therethrough; a downhole tool positioned to ride the tubular member between a partial set position and a final set position; and a locking system coupled to the downhole tool and configured to adjust the downhole tool from the partial set position based on at least a portion of the locking system moveable relative to the tubular member to the final set position based on at least a portion of the locking system affixed to the tubular member.

[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]


Apparatus for enhanced resonant over-pressured well fracturing
Patent No. 9803453 

Inventor(s): Sergey Kostrov (Fricso), William Wooden (McKinney)
Assignee(s): Applied Seismic Research Corporation (McKinney)
Law Firm: Laubscher, Spendlove Laubscher, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14798046 on 07/13/2015 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for generating of vibrations for enhancing of forming at least one fracture having a required width r and length L in the formation surrounding a wellbore in the regime of resonance by means of applying vibrations to the formation which is undergoing pressurizing exceeding the fracture gradient pressure of the formation.

[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]


Constant entrance hole perforating gun system and method
Patent No. 9803455 

Inventor(s): David S Wesson (Fort Worth), John T Hardesty (Weatherford), Philip M Snider (Tomball), Wenbo Yang (Kennedale)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15481702 on 04/07/2017 (207 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shaped charge comprising a case, a liner positioned within the case, and an explosive filled within the case. The liner is shaped with a subtended angle ranging from 100 to 120 about an apex, a radius, and an aspect ratio such that a jet formed with the explosive creates an entrance hole in a well casing. The jet creates a perforation tunnel in a hydrocarbon formation, wherein a diameter of the jet, a diameter of the entrance hole diameter, and a width and length of the perforation tunnel are substantially constant and unaffected with changes in design and environmental factors such as a thickness and composition of the well casing, position of the charge in the perforating gun, position of the perforating gun in the well casing, a water gap in the wellbore casing, and type of the hydrocarbon formation.

[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

 

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Attenuating device for valve assembly
Patent No. 9803777 

Inventor(s): Harold Randall Smart (Portsmouth, RI), Kevin James Mackie (Mansfield, MA)
Assignee(s): Dresser, Inc. (Addison)
Law Firm: Paul Frank + Collins P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14469683 on 08/27/2014 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: An attenuating device that is configured to replace motion converters in conventional control valve assemblies. The attenuating device can generate an output displacement in response to a position of a plug relative to a seat in the valve assembly. In one embodiment, the attenuating device comprises a spring assembly with a pair of spring members, disposed in series, and configured to assume a deflection that reduces the displacement of the plug to a smaller displacement that is useful to position a target member of a sensor. This embodiment, however, forgoes the mechanisms of conventional devices in lieu of components that are amenable to compact design. In this way, the attenuating device can substantially fit within the existing structure of the valve assembly, and, in one construction, the attenuating device is disposed in the actuator of the valve assembly.

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


Defrost control using fan data
Patent No. 9803911 

Inventor(s): H. Gene Havard (Carrollton), Jeff Mangum (Argyle), Jon Douglas (Lewisville), Yi Qu (Coppell)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15465269 on 03/21/2017 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, frost in a vapor compression system may be controlled. A property of a fan may be determined. A determination may be made whether a frost event and/or a nonfrost event has occurred based at least partially on the determined fan property.

[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)


 

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Method of and system for flame sensing and diagnostic
Patent No. 9803889 

Inventor(s): Michael Engler (Lucas)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15015600 on 02/04/2016 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining presence of a flame in a furnace of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The method comprises determining, using a controller, whether a processor signal (G) is active, responsive to a determination that the processor signal (G) is active, determining, using the controller prior to assertion of a flame-test input control signal, an output state of a first comparator, responsive to a determination that the output state of the first comparator is high, determining, using the controller prior to assertion of the flame-test input control signal, an output state of a second comparator, and responsive to a determination that the output state of the second comparator is low, transmitting, using the controller, a notification that a flame is present.

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


Method for detecting organic and inorganic explosives
Patent No. 9804141 

Inventor(s): Guido Fridolin Verbeck, IV (Lewisville)
Assignee(s): 1st Detect Corporation (Austin)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14280175 on 05/16/2014 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed for releasing a sample from a carrier medium. A method of releasing a sample from a carrier medium comprises treating a sample on a carrier medium with a first organic reagent, wherein when the sample contains at least one inorganic salt, the first organic reagent binds to a cation of the inorganic salt to produce both a first volatile compound and an isolated anion of the inorganic salt; treating the sample on the carrier medium with a second organic reagent, wherein the second organic reagent reacts with the isolated anion to produce a second volatile compound; and releasing the treated sample from the carrier medium, wherein when the first and the second volatile compounds are produced, the releasing step releases at least one of the first and second volatile compounds from the carrier medium.

[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)


Nonvolatile memory adaptive to host boot up routine
Patent No. 9804785 

Inventor(s): Inon Cohen (Oranit, , IL), Volodymyr Ivantsiv (Graz, , AT)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14493147 on 09/22/2014 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nonvolatile memory that stores boot data from a host learns which data is boot data by monitoring read commands received from a host during a powering up operation. Boot data is then arranged in a manner that makes subsequent reading of the boot data faster when it is accessed during a subsequent powering up operation.

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


Partial bad block detection and re-use using EPWR for block based architectures
Patent No. 9804922 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Bhalerao (San Jose, CA), Derek McAuley (San Jose, CA), Mrinal Kochar (San Jose, CA), Piyush Sagdeo (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14336883 on 07/21/2014 (1198 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for partial bad block reuse may be provided. Data may be copied from a block of a first memory to a block of a second memory. A post write read error may be detected in a first portion the data copied to the block of the second memory without detection of a post write read error in a second portion of the data copied to the block of the second memory. The block of the second memory may be determined to be a partial bad block usable for storage in response to detection of the post write read error in the first portion of the data but not in the second portion of the data.

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


Runtime exception and bug identification within an integrated development environment
Patent No. 9804950 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14953460 on 11/30/2015 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes monitoring one or more data sources resulting from execution of one or more program components. One or more events are encountered in the one or more data sources during the execution of the one or more program components. One or more messages are generated, with each message describing an event encountered. Each of the one or more messages is parsed for a name of a corresponding source file in which an associated event was encountered, a corresponding line number at which the event was encountered, and at least one of: a timestamp, severity level, full stack trace, category of the event, and summary of the event. The one or more messages are notified of within an integrated development environment (IDE). Each of the one or more messages is associated in the IDE with the corresponding source file at the corresponding line number.

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


Payload interrogation prior to external data channel submission
Patent No. 9805037 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas), Sorin N. Cismas (Addison)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14746330 on 06/22/2015 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to verification of the contents of a data file prior to external recipient communication. Specifically, the invention provides for a data file registration repository that registers information associated with data files. In specific embodiments, data registration occurs automatically be capturing the file header metadata. Prior to communicating the file to an external recipient, the payload of the data file is interrogated to determine actual content and the actual content is compared to the registered information to insure that the data being communicated is the same as what the data file is purported to contain (i.e., matches the registered information). Other verifications, such as date type authorization, recipient authorization and the like may also occur in conjunction with the content verification. If the verification(s) is successful, the data is authorized to be placed in the data channel for communication to the external recipient.

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


System and method for processing database queries
Patent No. 9805090 

Inventor(s): Kevin V. Nguyen (Allen), Monica Rose Martino (Plano)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14606271 on 01/27/2015 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for processing a database query between one or more clients and one or more databases. The database query, which is formatted using a first protocol, is received from one of the clients. One of the databases is selected to process the database query and the database query is translated from the first protocol to a second protocol. The translated database query is then sent to the selected database for processing. A response to the database query, which is formatted using the second protocol, is received from the selected database and the response is translated from the second protocol to the first protocol. The present invention determines which of the clients sent the database query and sends the translated response to the client that sent the database query. This method can be implemented as a computer program embodied on a computer readable medium.

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


Temporal fusion of multimodal data from multiple data acquisition systems to automatically recognize and classify an action
Patent No. 9805255 

Inventor(s): Edgar A. Bernal (Webster, NY), Jayant Kumar (San Jose, CA), Palghat S. Ramesh (Pittsford, NY), Qun Li (Webster, NY), Raja Bala (Pittsford, NY), Sriganesh Madhvanath (Pittsford, NY), Xitong Yang (Rochester, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Fox Rothschild LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15010351 on 01/29/2016 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multimodal sensing system includes various devices that work together to automatically classify an action. A video camera captures a sequence of digital images. At least one other sensor device captures other sensed data (e.g., motion data). The system will extract video features from the digital images so that each extracted image feature is associated with a time period. It will extract other features from the other sensed data so that each extracted other feature is associated with a time period. The system will fuse a group of the extracted video features and a group of the extracted other features to create a fused feature representation for a time period. It will then analyze the fused feature representation to identify a class, access a data store of classes and actions to identify an action that is associated with the class, and save the identified action to a memory device.

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


Systems and methods for separating documents
Patent No. 9805258 

Inventor(s): Jason Michael Neavin (Anna)
Assignee(s): KOFAX INTERNATIONAL SWITZERLAND SARL (Geneva, , CH)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14587529 on 12/31/2014 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of automatically separating a stack of pages into documents includes receiving a plurality of page images from a scanner; extracting content from each of the plurality of page images; for each of the plurality of page images, determining, based upon the extracted content, whether the page image is an initial page image of a document; and appending each of the plurality of page images located between a first determined initial page image and a second determined initial page image to the first determined initial page image.

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


System and method for root cause analysis and early warning of inventory problems
Patent No. 9805330 

Inventor(s): Adeel Najmi (Plano)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Jackson White, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12619805 on 11/17/2009 (2905 days app to issue)

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

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


Offline conversion tracking
Patent No. 9805380 

Inventor(s): David Jeffrey Cumberland (San Luis Obispo, CA), Edward Allen Stevens (Carpenteria, CA), Jera Vincelli (San Luis Obispo, CA), Natasha Festa (San Luis Obispo, CA), Nelson Miguel Flores (Templeton, CA)
Assignee(s): KIBO Software, Inc. (Dallas)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15042464 on 02/12/2016 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for tracking offline purchases. One of the methods includes receiving information from a first user device identifying a requested commerce object, a geographical area, and an advertising identifier, identifying a plurality of sources of available inventory data for physical retail locations, searching the plurality of sources to determine one or more physical retail locations that have available inventory of the commerce object, serving instructions for a presentation of a user interface to a second user device, providing instructions for presentation of a prompt regarding whether the requested commerce object was purchased, receiving a response indicating that the requested commerce object was purchased, and storing data indicating the purchase in a memory with the advertising identifier.

[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]


Apparatuses and methods to selectively perform logical operations
Patent No. 9805772 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie), Harish N. Venkata (Allen)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15298798 on 10/20/2016 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to selectively performing logical operations. An example apparatus comprises sensing circuitry including a sense amplifier and a compute component. A controller is coupled to sensing circuitry and is configured to cause storing of an indication of whether a logical operation is to be selectively performed between an operand stored in the sensing circuitry and an operand stored in the sense amplifier.

[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)


Filament confinement in reversible resistance-switching memory elements
Patent No. 9805793 

Inventor(s): Alvaro Padilla (San Jose, CA), Ashot Melik-Martirosian (San Jose, CA), Bijesh Rajamohanan (Milpitas, CA), Juan Saenz (Menlo Park, CA), Mohsen Purahmad (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15088902 on 04/01/2016 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes providing a memory device including a first word line, a vertical bit line, a non-volatile memory material disposed between the first word line and the vertical bit line, and a memory cell disposed between the first word line and the vertical bit line. The first word line has a first height. The method further includes forming one or more conductive filaments in the memory cell. The one or more conductive filaments are substantially confined to a filament region having a second height less than the first height and disposed substantially about a vertical center of the memory cell.

[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)


State-dependent read compensation
Patent No. 9805809 

Inventor(s): Chandu Gorla (Sunnyvale, CA), Dana Lee (Saratoga, CA), Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA), Guirong Liang (Santa Clara, CA), Sarath Puthenthermadam (San Jose, CA), Zhenming Zhou (San Jose, CA,
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15253864 on 08/31/2016 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for state-dependent read compensation. A set of non-volatile storage cells comprising a plurality of word lines. A controller is configured to perform a read operation on one or more word lines adjacent to a target word line. A controller is configured to determine a read setting for application to a target word line based on a result of a read operation on one or more word lines adjacent to the target word line. A controller is configured to perform a read operation on a target word line using a determined read setting.

[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)


Vertical floating gate NAND with selectively deposited ALD metal films
Patent No. 9806090 

Inventor(s): George Matamis (Danville, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Thomas Jongwan Kwon (Dublin, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15177737 on 06/09/2016 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making a monolithic three dimensional NAND string which contains a semiconductor channel and a plurality of control gate electrodes, includes selectively forming a plurality of discrete charge storage regions using atomic layer deposition. The plurality of discrete charge storage regions includes at least one of a metal or an electrically conductive metal oxide.

[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)


Method of automatically communicating information to a profile
Patent No. 9807194 

Inventor(s): Robert M Beaty (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): RedCritter Corp. (Flower Mound)
Law Firm: Kirton McConkie (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14204514 on 03/11/2014 (1330 days app to issue)

Abstract: We disclose a software system, method and product for updating a subject”s profile. The software system, method and product may include a computer processing means and computer readable medium, and a proximity device. The system may be triggered by an internal and/or external event such as a subject”s handheld device receiving a payload from a proximity device. The system may update the subject”s skill profile as defined by activity configurations. The system may also generate a visual indicator for display on a subject profile to demonstrate a skill, achievement, or other information associated with the Activity.

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


System and method providing user interactivity across a network
Patent No. 9807200 

Inventor(s): Alex Bulkin (Brooklyn, NY), Frank Leon Rose (Brooklyn, NY), Greg Blonder (Summit, NJ), Louis M Franco (Hoboken, NJ), Mark Cunningham (Brooklyn, NY), Mat Baskin (Bronx, NY), Philip S. J. Brittan (Brooklyn, NY)
Assignee(s): DROPLETS, INC. (Dallas)
Law Firm: Bechen PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15182098 on 06/14/2016 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes computerized method and apparatus for user interactivity with a network application executing on a server. The method and apparatus includes receiving, via a wireless network, an event message from a mobile device, the event message representing an input from a user interface on the mobile device where the user interface is executing based on a mobile application. The method and apparatus further includes generating data values based on the input in the event message and information relating to the mobile device. Moreover, the method and apparatus includes sending an update message to the mobile device based on the data values for updating a display of the mobile device.

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


 

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Method and system for vandalism and/or loitering detection using video
Patent No. 9802571 

Inventor(s): Matthew Adam Shreve (Webster, NY), Michael R. Furst (Penfield, NY), Robert P. Loce (Webster, NY), Yao Rong Wang (Webster, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14503957 on 10/01/2014 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure provides a method and system to detect a predefined activity, e.g., vandalism, loitering, trespass, etc., associated with a parked vehicle. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method includes capturing video of a parking area and processing the video to detect vandalism and/or loitering with respect to a region of interest associated with the parked vehicle.

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


Ring bus architecture for use in a memory module
Patent No. 9804979 

Inventor(s): Alan Welsh Sinclair (Falkirk, , GB)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14584358 on 12/29/2014 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: Ring bus architectures for use in a memory module are disclosed. A memory module may include a ring bus controller and a bus bridge positioned on a primary ring bus. The memory module also includes a secondary ring bus in communication with the bus bridge and a plurality of non-volatile memory units. The ring bus controller is configured to send a configuration command to the bus bridge via the primary bus ring, where the configuration command includes an indication to route future commands and/or data to the secondary ring bus extending from the bus bridge. The bus bridge is configuration to, in response to the configuration command, configure the bus bridge to route future commands and/or data from the primary ring bus to the secondary ring bus.

[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)


Three-dimensional memory device with charge carrier injection wells for vertical channels and method of making and using thereof
Patent No. 9805805 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15244428 on 08/23/2016 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A buried source semiconductor layer and p-doped semiconductor material portions are formed over a first portion of a substrate. The buried source semiconductor layer is an n-doped semiconductor material, and the p-doped semiconductor material portions are embedded within the buried source semiconductor layer. An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed over the substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. The spacer material layers are formed as, or are replaced with, electrically conductive layers. The buried source semiconductor layer may be formed prior to, or after, formation of the alternating stack. The buried source semiconductor layer underlies the alternating stack and overlies the first portion of the substrate, and contacts at least one surface of the vertical semiconductor channels. The p-doped semiconductor material portions contact at least one surface of a respective subset of the vertical semiconductor channels.

[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]


Two-dimensional graphene cold cathode, anode, and grid
Patent No. 9805900 

Inventor(s): David Glen Findley (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15145955 on 05/04/2016 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes forming a first diamond layer on a substrate and inducing a layer of graphene from the first diamond layer by heating the substrate and the first diamond layer. The method includes forming a second diamond layer on top of the layer of graphene and applying a mask to the second diamond layer. The mask includes a shape of a cathode, an anode, and one or more grids. The method further includes forming a two-dimensional cold cathode, a two-dimensional anode, and one or more two-dimensional grids by reactive-ion electron-beam etching. Each of the two-dimensional cold cathode, the two-dimensional anode, and the one or more two-dimensional grids includes a portion of the first diamond layer, the graphene layer, and the second diamond layer such that the graphene layer is positioned between the first diamond layer and the second diamond layer.

[H01J] ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS (spark-gaps H01T; arc lamps with consumable electrodes H05B; particle accelerators H05H)


Method for making semiconductor device with stacked analog components in back end of line (BEOL) regions
Patent No. 9806022 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499665 on 04/27/2017 (187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for making a semiconductor device may include forming a first dielectric layer above a semiconductor substrate, forming a first trench in the first dielectric layer, filling the first trench with electrically conductive material, removing upper portions of the electrically conductive material to define a lower conductive member with a recess thereabove, forming a filler dielectric material in the recess to define a second trench. The method may further include filling the second trench with electrically conductive material to define an upper conductive member, forming a second dielectric layer over the first dielectric layer and upper conductive member, forming a first via through the second dielectric layer and underlying filler dielectric material to the lower conductive member, and forming a second via through the second dielectric layer to the upper conductive member.

[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]


Wafer level device and method with cantilever pillar structure
Patent No. 9806047 

Inventor(s): Karthik Thambidurai (Plano), Sriram Muthukumar (Allen)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14492576 on 09/22/2014 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wafer level package, electronic device including the wafer level package, and fabrication methods are described that include forming a cantilever pillar design as a portion of the wafer level package and/or a segmented solder connection for preventing and reducing connection stress and increasing board level reliability. In implementations, the wafer level device that employs example techniques in accordance with the present disclosure includes at least a section of a processed semiconductor wafer including at least one integrated circuit die, a first dielectric layer disposed on the processed semiconductor wafer, a first pillar, a second pillar formed on the first pillar, a second dielectric layer formed on the first dielectric layer and surrounding a portion of the first pillar and the second pillar, and at least one solder ball disposed on the second pillar.

[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 self-assembling floating gate electrodes for a three-dimensional memory device
Patent No. 9806089 

Inventor(s): Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Somesh Peri (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15056465 on 02/29/2016 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: Metal floating gate electrodes can be formed for a three-dimensional memory device by forming a memory opening having lateral recesses at levels of spacer material layers between insulating layers, depositing a continuous metal layer, and inducing diffusion and agglomeration of the metal into the lateral recesses to form discrete metal portions employing an anneal process. The metallic material can migrate and form the discrete metal portions due to surface tension, which operates to minimize the surface area of the metallic material. Optionally, two or more continuous metal layers can be employed to form discrete metal portions including at least two metals. Optionally, a selective metal deposition process can be performed to deposit additional metal portions including a different metallic material on the discrete metal portions. The metal floating gate electrodes can be formed without employing an etch process. A tunneling dielectric layer and a semiconductor channel can be subsequently formed.

[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]


Through-memory-level via structures for a three-dimensional memory device
Patent No. 9806093 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Hiroyuki Ogawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yuki Mizutani (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15269041 on 09/19/2016 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three dimensional NAND memory device includes word line driver devices located on or over a substrate, an alternating stack of word lines and insulating layers located over the word line driver devices, a plurality of memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, each memory stack structure including a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel, and through-memory-level via structures which electrically couple the word lines in a first memory block to the word line driver devices. The through-memory-level via structures extend through a through-memory-level via region located between a staircase region of the first memory block and a staircase region of another memory block.

[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]


Termination region architecture for vertical power transistors
Patent No. 9806186 

Inventor(s): John V. Spohnheimer (Carrollton), Thomas E. Harrington, III (Carrollton), Zhijun Qu (Frisco)
Assignee(s): D3 Semiconductor LLC (Addison)
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14873831 on 10/02/2015 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertical power switching device, such as a vertical superjunction metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistor (MOSFET), in which termination structures in the corners of the integrated circuit are stretched to efficiently shape the lateral electric field. Termination structures in the device include such features as doped regions, field plates, insulator films, and high-voltage conductive regions and elements at the applied substrate voltage. Edges of these termination structures are shaped and placed according to a 2[superscript]nd[/superscript]-order smooth, non-circular analytic function so as to extend deeper into the die corner from the core region of the device than a constant-distance path. Also disclosed are electrically floating guard rings in the termination region, to inhibit triggering of parasitic p-n-p-n 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]


Semiconductor device with fin and related methods
Patent No. 9806196 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Grenoble, , FR)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15255862 on 09/02/2016 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a substrate, a fin above the substrate and having a channel region therein, and source and drain regions adjacent the channel region to generate shear and normal strain on the channel region. A semiconductor device may include a substrate, a fin above the substrate and having a channel region therein, source and drain regions adjacent the channel region, and a gate over the channel region. The fin may be canted with respect to the source and drain regions to generate shear and normal strain on the channel 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]


Resistive memory device having sidewall spacer electrode and method of making thereof
Patent No. 9806256 

Inventor(s): Chuanbin Pan (San Jose, CA), Guangle Zhou (Fremont, CA), Ming-Che Wu (San Jose, CA), Tanmay Kumar (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15299919 on 10/21/2016 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resistive memory device includes a first electrode, a sidewall spacer electrode located on a sidewall of a dielectric material contacting the first electrode, a resistive memory cell containing a resistive memory material and contacting the sidewall spacer electrode, and a second electrode containing the resistive memory cell.

[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]


Battery failure venting system
Patent No. 9806310 

Inventor(s): Paul E. I. Pounds (Brisbane, , AU)
Assignee(s): Olaeris, Inc. (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Dodd Law Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14671202 on 03/27/2015 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, devices, apparatus, and computer program products for protecting against runaway thermal failure of a battery pack. A fireproof container is built with a thermo-sensitive panel cover leading to the outside environment. When battery failure causes temperatures to rise inside one of the compartments, the panel cover material reacts, causing it open, allowing flames and hot gasses to vent and preventing the buildup of heat internally. Internal sensors may detect the activation of the cover material and allow an electric or electronic circuit to isolate the contents of the failed container from the rest of the system.

[H01M] PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY [2]


Multilevel inverter device and method
Patent No. 9806529 

Inventor(s): Bo He (Shenzhen, , CN), Dianbo Fu (Plano), Quan Li (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15222170 on 07/28/2016 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inverter comprises a first boost apparatus having an input coupled to a positive dc bus, a second boost apparatus having an input coupled to a negative dc bus, a first switch coupled to an input of an L-C filter and the first boost apparatus, a second switch coupled to the input of the L-C filter and the second boost apparatus, a third switch coupled between the positive dc bus and the first switch, wherein a common node of the first switch and the third switch is directly connected to an output of the first boost apparatus, a fourth switch coupled between the negative dc bus and the second switch, wherein a common node of the fourth switch and the second switch is directly connected to an output of the second boost apparatus and an isolation switch coupled between the input of the L-C filter and ground.

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


Reversible buck or boost converter that determines boost output current from sensed boost input current
Patent No. 9806559 

Inventor(s): Wei-Chung Wu (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (, , VG)
Law Firm: Imperium Patent Works (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14881944 on 10/13/2015 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reversible buck or boost converter is operable in a buck mode and in a boost mode. In the buck mode, the converter receives a supply voltage via an input terminal and generates a charging current that is supplied to a battery, thereby charging the battery. The supply voltage is also supplied through the converter to an output terminal. In a boost mode, the converter receives power form the battery and generates a supply current and voltage that is output onto the output terminal. The same single current sense resistor is used both to control the charging current in the buck mode and to control a constant current supplied to the output terminal in the boost mode. The output current is controlled to be constant, regardless of changes in the in the battery voltage and changes in the output voltage.

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


Boost converter and method
Patent No. 9806601 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Plano)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14671181 on 03/27/2015 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter comprises a first switch, a second switch, a first blocking device and a second blocking device connected in series between two terminals of an output capacitor, an inductor coupled between a dc input source and a common node of the second switch and the first blocking device and a capacitor coupled between a common node of the first switch and the second switch, and a common node of the first blocking device and the second blocking device, wherein a voltage across the capacitor is configured to be adjustable through adjusting duty cycles of the first switch and the second switch.

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


Soft switching inverter device and method
Patent No. 9806637 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Plano)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13874303 on 04/30/2013 (1645 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inverter comprises a first switch coupled to an input of an output filter and a positive dc bus, a second switch coupled to the input of the output filter and a negative dc bus, a first freewheeling apparatus coupled to the first switch, the second switch and ground, a first soft switching network coupled to the first freewheeling apparatus and the first switch, wherein the first soft switching network is configured such that the first switch is of a first zero voltage transition during a turn-on process of the first switch and a second soft switching network coupled to the first freewheeling apparatus and the second switch, wherein the second soft switching network is configured such that the second switch is of a second zero voltage transition during a turn-on process of the second switch.

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


Input receiver with multiple hysteresis levels
Patent No. 9806700 

Inventor(s): Lakhdar Iguelmamene (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14261943 on 04/25/2014 (1285 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (”IC”) includes an input receiver with multiple hysteresis levels. An exemplary input receiver may be an input buffer with a Schmitt trigger that has multiple hysteresis windows between different high and low input voltages. This circuit may improve the input noise immunity of the external input signals and timing by allowing for a selection one of the plurality of levels depending on parameters of the input (e.g. noise level).

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


Digital frequency multiplier to generate a local oscillator signal in FDSOI technology
Patent No. 9806701 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson), Arul Balasubramaniyan (Plano)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Hoffman Warnick LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15373791 on 12/09/2016 (326 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transformer-less DFM device comprising: an input receiving signals that are an integer multiple of an input signal; an edge detector that provides a quantized or a state output comparing an the input signal to a feedback signal; a statemachine that has counters and decimation circuits to provide a digitized output to a DAC that tunes delays between the input/output signals; a DLL for generating delay signals from the input signal that form an input to an edge combiner wherein the edge combiner takes different phases from the DLL to generate a multiplied output signal; a first DAC that takes the signal from the statemachine and provide a control to a supply circuit of the DLL to adjust a delay through a supply voltage; a second DAC that takes a signal from the statemachine and provides control to a backgate circuit of the DLL to adjust the delay.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Optical receiver with optical transmitter-specific dispersion post-compensation
Patent No. 9806813 

Inventor(s): Frank Effenberger (Colts Neck, NJ), Xiang Liu (Marlboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14503569 on 10/01/2014 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a frontend configured to convert an optical IM signal associated with a remote optical transmitter into a plurality of analog electrical signals, determine a plurality of DC offsets for the analog electrical signals, remove the DC offsets from the analog electrical signals to produce a plurality of DC-free analog signals, and convert the DC-free analog signals into a plurality of DC-free digital signals, and a DSP unit coupled to the frontend and configured to perform fiber dispersion compensation on the DC-free digital signals according to a dispersion value associated with the remote optical transmitter to produce a plurality of DC-free compensated digital signals, and add the DC offsets to the compensated digital signals to produce a plurality of DC-restored compensated digital signals.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Joint acquisition of chromatic dispersion and frequency offset in optical systems
Patent No. 9806814 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhu (San Jose, CA), Murali Krishnan (San Diego, CA), Qing Guo (Dublin, CA), Yu Sheng Bai (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Tecnologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14951195 on 11/24/2015 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical transceiver in an optical communications network, comprising a receiver configured to receive an optical signal comprising an X-polarization component and a Y-polarization component. The optical transceiver further comprises a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to determine a chromatic dispersion (CD) estimate and a local oscillator frequency offset (LOFO) estimate based on a relationship between a plurality of CD values and a plurality of LOFO values. The optical transceiver further comprises a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the CD estimate, the LOFO estimate, and the optical signal to a downstream component in the optical communications network.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Re-modulation crosstalk and intensity noise cancellation in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) passive optical networks (PONs)
Patent No. 9806816 

Inventor(s): Ning Cheng (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14872563 on 10/01/2015 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a signal generator configured to produce a modulation signal, a filter coupled to the signal generator and configured to filter the modulation signal to produce a cancellation signal, and a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) coupled to the signal generator and the filter, wherein the RSOA is configured to generate an optical signal according to a difference between the modulation signal and the cancellation signal and transmit the optical signal towards a partial reflection mirror (PRM).

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


Noise cancellation system
Patent No. 9806825 

Inventor(s): Chengfang Liao (Shanghai, , CN), Eric Sung (Greensboro, NC), Feng Wang (Jamestown, NC), Ping Yin (Greensboro, NC), Robert Irvine (Greensboro, NC), Seong-Mo Yim (Oak Ridge, NC), Yusong Chi (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15131762 on 04/18/2016 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A noise cancellation system comprises an I-channel mixer configured to receive a radio frequency signal from an antenna and an intermediate frequency signal from a local oscillator, a Q-channel mixer configured to receive the radio frequency signal from the antenna and a phase-shifted intermediate frequency signal from the local oscillator, a first noise cancellation apparatus connected with the I-channel mixer, wherein an I-channel differential mode second-order intermodulation component and an I-channel common mode second-order intermodulation component cancel each other in the first noise cancellation apparatus and a second noise cancellation apparatus connected with the Q-channel mixer, wherein a Q-channel differential mode second-order intermodulation component and a Q-channel common mode second-order intermodulation component cancel each other in the second noise cancellation apparatus.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Secondary synchronization signal mapping
Patent No. 9806859 

Inventor(s): Anand Ganesh Dabak (Plano), Eko Nugroho Onggosanusi (Allen)
Assignee(s): Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14458515 on 08/13/2014 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter or a receiver. In one embodiment, the transmitter is for use with a base station and includes a primary module configured to provide a primary synchronization signal. The transmitter also includes a secondary mapping module configured to provide a secondary synchronization signal derived from two sequences taken from a same set of N sequences and indexed by an index pair (S[subscript]1[/subscript], S[subscript]2[/subscript]) with S[subscript]1 [/subscript]and S[subscript]2 [/subscript]ranging from zero to N1, wherein the index pair (S[subscript]1[/subscript], S[subscript]2[/subscript]) is contained in a mapped set of index pairs corresponding to the same set of N sequences that defines a cell identity group. Additionally, the transmitter further includes a transmit module configured to transmit the primary and secondary synchronization signals.

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


Apparatus and method for transitting channel quality indicator and acknowledgement signals in SC-FDMA communication systems
Patent No. 9806869 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR)
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15357669 on 11/21/2016 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting one or more positive or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) bits in response to data reception in a single-carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) communication system. The method includes, if the one or more ACK/NACK bits are one bit, applying a first code to a first symbol, if the acknowledgement bit is NACK, and applying a second code to the first symbol, if the acknowledgement bit is ACK; if the one or more ACK/NACK bits are two bits, applying quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) modulation to the first symbol based on a value of the two ACK/NACK bits; if no ACK/NACK bit exists, applying the first code to the first symbol; and transmitting the first symbol and a second symbol in a slot.

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


Optical network unit power management in passive optical networks
Patent No. 9806892 

Inventor(s): Denis Andreyevich Khotimsky (Westborough, MA), DeZhi Zhang (Shanghai, , CN), LiQuan Yuan (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): ZTE (USA) Inc. (Richardson)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14414698 on 07/15/2013 (1569 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for unified optical network unit power management in a passive optical network include operating an optical network unit (ONU) in a first state in which a transmitter of the ONU is turned off and a receiver of the ONU is turned on, operating the ONU in a second state in which both the transmitter and the receiver are turned off, and transitioning the ONU directly between the first state and the second state, based on a power management rule.

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


System and method for clock spur artifact correction
Patent No. 9806919 

Inventor(s): Hong Jiang (Kernersville, NC), Pallab Midya (Palatine, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14884578 on 10/15/2015 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for clock spur artifact correction includes obtaining a plurality of switching stage input signals generated in accordance with an input signal level of an external amplifier, and adjusting the plurality of switching stage input signals such that a clock spur harmonic artifact is reduced. The clock spur harmonic artifact includes a first clock spur harmonic artifact generated in a plurality of external signal paths including external switching stages, and the adjusting the plurality of switching stage input signals includes one of: adjusting a duty ratio of one of the plurality of switching stage input signals in accordance with a gain mismatch between two of the external signal paths; and injecting a first Continuous Wave (CW) signal into the plurality of switching stage input signals in accordance with a previous amplitude of the first clock spur harmonic artifact.

[H04K] SECRET COMMUNICATION; JAMMING OF COMMUNICATION


Methods and systems for managing capacity in a virtualized network
Patent No. 9806975 

Inventor(s): Zhixian Xiang (Frisco)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14735030 on 06/09/2015 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure includes a method including providing a network function virtualization (NFV) capacity for a plurality of virtual network functions (VNFs) on a computing platform. A network function virtualization management function creates at least one VNF to operate on the computing platform to perform a network function. Each of the VNFs has a definition comprising a plurality of parameters. At least one of the parameters is a capacity indication relative to a capacity of the network function for the respective VNF.

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


Method and apparatus for reducing response time in information-centric networks
Patent No. 9806987 

Inventor(s): Cedric Westphal (San Francisco, CA), Serhat Nazim Avci (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14814177 on 07/30/2015 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reducing response times in an information-centric network includes receiving an indication from an ingress node of a content object entering a network, the content object associated with a new delivery flow through the network. An egress node in the network for the content object and a size of the content object are identified. A backlog and bandwidth for the new delivery flow is determined based in part on the size of the content object. Backlogs and bandwidths for existing delivery flows in the network are determined. A set of candidate paths in the network for the new delivery flow from the ingress node to the egress node is determined. For each candidate path, a total response time is estimated for completion of all delivery flows for each candidate path based on the backlog and bandwidth. The candidate path having the lowest total response time is selected for the new delivery flow.

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


Providing targeted messages via a social media system while concealing ties to the message source
Patent No. 9807048 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey L. Edgington (Keller), Lee A. Carbonell (Flower Mound), Pandian Mariadoss (Allen), Tsz S. Cheng (Grand Prairie)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13776958 on 02/26/2013 (1708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for electronically providing targeted messages can begin when a source-concealing targeted messaging system receives data items provided by a source user that define a targeted message that is to be presented within a social media context. The data items can include a set of recipients, a message body, and a set of trigger conditions indicating when the targeted message is to be presented to the recipients. The recipients can be members of a contact list of the source user within the social media system providing the social media context. Satisfaction of the trigger conditions can be monitored and the social media system can be monitored recipients. When the trigger conditions are satisfied and a recipient is currently using the social media system, the targeted message can be presented within a user interface of the social media system, such that the source user appears unaffiliated with the targeted message.

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


Electronic messaging exchange
Patent No. 9807123 

Inventor(s): David Woody (Allen)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14457593 on 08/12/2014 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for secure electronic message exchange including coupling a control platform to a workstation of a plurality of workstations via a communications medium, where the control platform includes one or more apparatuses for monitoring, controlling, conversion, and billing, related to messages exchanged between a plurality of local users and a plurality of remote users. The system prevents forwarding or copying of a message sent by a local user of the plurality of local users and received by a remote user of the plurality of remote users, to another party by the control platform. The system and method also provides for authenticating the remote user with the control platform.

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


Mobile document capture assistance using augmented reality
Patent No. 9807263 

Inventor(s): Hengzhou Ding (Webster, NY), Lina Fu (Fairport, NY), Raja Bala (Pittsford, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Fox Rothschild LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13664810 on 10/31/2012 (1826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and device for aligning an image of a printed substrate using a mobile device. The method includes receiving, by an image capturing device, an image stream of a printed substrate; determining, by a processing device operably connected to the image capturing device, a location and a geometry of the printed substrate from the image stream; displaying, on a display operably connected to the processing device, the image stream; overlaying, by the processing device, at least a first visual marker onto the printed substrate as displayed in the image stream using the location and geometry; and instructing, by the processing device, a user of the mobile device to move the mobile device to align the mobile device and the printed substrate. The device includes the various hardware components configured to perform the method of aligning.

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


Simplification of mode dependent intra smoothing
Patent No. 9807385 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano), Guichun Li (Mountain View, CA), Jianhua Zheng (Beijing, , CN), Li Song (Shanghai, , CN), Lingzhi Liu (San Jose, CA), Nam Ling (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano), Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13744827 on 01/18/2013 (1747 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor configured to determine whether to apply an intra smoothing filter for a prediction unit (PU) based on a lookup table (LUT), wherein the LUT comprises data indicating the intra smoothing filter should not be applied for any PU with a block size of 88 pixels and associated with directional prediction mode. The disclosure also includes a method comprising generating reference samples, determining a size of a PU block, and selecting the reference samples based on PU block size, wherein filtered reference samples are not selected for PU blocks with a size of 88 pixels and associated with directional prediction mode.

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


Practical delivery of high quality video using dynamic adaptive hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) streaming (DASH) without using HTTP in a broadcast network
Patent No. 9807452 

Inventor(s): Youngkwon Lim (Allen)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Sherman IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14507746 on 10/06/2014 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for content delivery using dynamic adaptive hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) streaming (DASH) without using HTTP. The method includes receiving a media presentation description (MPD) file and one or more DASH segments by a client device. Information in the MPD file is used to filter the one or more DASH segments. The filtered DASH segments are stored in a segments buffer. Particular DASH segments are requested from the segments buffer by the client device based on the information.

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


Method and apparatus for high speed data services
Patent No. 9807469 

Inventor(s): Alfonso Jones (Irving)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15016468 on 02/05/2016 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a first line card coupled to minimally twisted or non-twisted pair cables, a very high digital subscriber line signal, modifying the very high digital subscriber line signal for transmission over the minimally twisted or non-twisted pair cables to generate an updated very high digital subscriber line signal that overcomes a transmission deficiency, and transmitting from the first line card the updated very high digital subscriber line signal to a second line card to cause the second line card to receive the adapted very high digital subscriber line signal at a desired signal quality and convert the updated very high digital subscriber line signal to a very high digital subscriber line signal for presentation of interactive television services at the customer premise equipment. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Psychoacoustics for improved audio reproduction and speaker protection
Patent No. 9807502 

Inventor(s): Dalton Elliot Altstaetter (Arlington)
Assignee(s): Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Austin)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15192507 on 06/24/2016 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: Psychoacoustic models may be applied to audio signals being reproduced by an audio speaker to reduce input signal energy applied to the audio transducer. Using the psychoacoustic model, the input signal energy may be reduced in a manner that has little or no discernible effect on the quality of the audio being reproduced by the transducer. The psychoacoustic model selects energy to be reduced from the audio signal based, in part, on human auditory perceptions and/or speaker reproduction capability. The modification of energy levels in audio signals may be used to provide speaker protection functionality. For example, modified audio signals produced through the allocation of compensation coefficients may reduce excursion and displacement in a speaker; control temperature in a speaker; and/or reduce power in a speaker.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Apparatus and method for automatic repeat request with reduced resource allocation overhead in a wireless VOIP communication system
Patent No. 9807576 

Inventor(s): Danny Pinckley (Arlington), Jack A. Smith (Valley View), James M. O”connor (Dallas), John D. Reed (Arlington), Sean M. Mcbeath (Keller)
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: 14717389 on 05/20/2015 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station ([b]103[/b]) assigns a set of mobile stations ([b]101[/b]) to a group wherein the group will share a set of radio resources ([b]770[/b]). A shared control channel information element ([b]501[/b]) is sent to the group of mobile stations ([b]101[/b]) and provides a bitmap having fields for group ordering ([b]511[/b]), resource allocations ([b]530[/b]), continuation resources ([b]540[/b]) for HARQ, and an ordering pattern ([b]513[/b]). If a mobile station requires retransmission it will access the resources indicated by the continuation resources field ([b]54[/b]) in order to receive data. The HARQ blocks may be assigned to a mobile station based upon an index ([b]601[/b]) which may correspond to the mobile station vocoder rate. Further, HARQ subgroups may be defined to associate subgroups of mobile stations with specific HARQ transmission opportunities on the super-frame and allocated by a rotating bitmap.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for interference management in heterogenous networks
Patent No. 9807620 

Inventor(s): Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Alcatel Lucent (Boulogne-Billancourt, , FR)
Law Firm: Chiesa Shahinian Giantomasi, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12838949 on 07/19/2010 (2661 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided a wireless system for providing small ”guard” cells in a heterogeneous network at locations proximate to privately-maintained HeNB (or femto) cells in the heterogeneous network. More particularly, the methodology of the invention addresses the problem of a mobile user in a heterogeneous network located nearby to a privately maintained HeNB cell in the heterogeneous network, and the inherent interference created for the HeNB cell by the necessity of the mobile user having to transmit and receive communications from a distant public macro eNB. By deploying small public ”guard” cells in the macro cell proximate to the private HeNB cells, such a public mobile terminal is enabled to communicate with the public small cell at generally lower power than would have been necessary for communication with the distant macro eNB, with a resulting reduction in interference for the nearby HeNB cell. The FL interference between the macro cell and the HeNBs is also mitigated.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for performing random access procedures and terminal thereof
Patent No. 9807688 

Inventor(s): Seung-June Yi (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung-Duck Chun (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung-Jun Park (Anyang-si, , KR), Young-Dae Lee (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15231861 on 08/09/2016 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A random access procedure between a mobile terminal and a network is performed based upon the characteristics of a RACH preamble. If the RACH preamble was explicitly signaled by the network, a downlink channel is monitored until a new transmission is indicated according to radio resource allocation information received from the network. If the RACH preamble was not explicitly signaled by the network, a contention resolution timer is started and the downlink channel is monitored until the contention resolution timer expires. Such monitoring of downlink channels in a more efficient manner, results in effective reduction in power consumption.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for resource management in a communications system
Patent No. 9807750 

Inventor(s): David Jean-Marie Mazzarese (Beijing, , CN), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Zhongfeng Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14599119 on 01/16/2015 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a communications controller includes defining a positive integer quantity of resource element groups from a resource block with a positive integer number N resource elements in each resource element group, the resource block having a total number of resource elements, the total number of resource elements consisting of available resource elements and reserved resource elements. The method also includes assigning a plurality of available resource elements to fill in each of the positive integer quantity of resource element groups with N available resource elements in each resource element group, and blocking any unassigned available resource elements from being used in a resource element group. The method further includes interleaving a plurality of control messages onto the positive integer quantity of resource element groups, and transmitting the positive integer quantity of resource element groups.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for transmission of unicast control in broadcast/multicast transmission time intervals
Patent No. 9807789 

Inventor(s): Anand G. Dabak (Plano), Eko N. Onggosanusi (Allen), Timothy M. Schmidl (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14840933 on 08/31/2015 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods for maximizing the bandwidth utilization in the uplink of a communication system supporting time division multiplexing between unicast and multicast/broadcast communication modes during transmission time intervals in the downlink of a communication system. This is accomplished by multiplexing at least unicast control signaling for UL scheduling assignments in TTIs supporting the multicast/broadcast communication mode. Moreover, multiplexing of unicast control signaling can also be accomplished by splitting a symbol of the multicast/broadcast TTI into two shorter symbols with the first of these two shorter symbols carrying at least unicast control signaling and the second of these shorter symbols carrying multicast/broadcast signaling.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


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Tote bag with display pockets
Patent No. D801043 

Inventor(s): Rebecca A. Lucas (Frisco)
Assignee(s): Luci Bags LLC (Frisco)
Law Firm: Braxton, Hilton Perrone, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29573082 on 08/02/2016 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chair shell
Patent No. D801096 

Inventor(s): Chris Brandel (Chicago, IL), Dan Rucker (Chicago, IL), Daniel Grabowski (East Grand Rapids, MI), Matthew Banach (Gurnee, IL), Michael J. Sawadski (Mount Prospect, IL)
Assignee(s): Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29551388 on 01/13/2016 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Chair shell
Patent No. D801097 

Inventor(s): Chris Brandel (Chicago, IL), Dan Rucker (Chicago, IL), Daniel Grabowski (East Grand Rapids, MI), Matthew Banach (Gurnee, IL), Michael J. Sawadski (Mount Prospect, IL)
Assignee(s): Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29551389 on 01/13/2016 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fiber optic reel stand with axle bearing assembly
Patent No. D801153 

Inventor(s): Nicolas P. Guiffault (Allen), Venkata R. Penumatcha (Plano)
Assignee(s): Optical Cable Corporation (Roanoke, VA)
Law Firm: The Van Winkle Law Firm (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29559393 on 03/28/2016 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Nut
Patent No. D801165 

Inventor(s): David Veness (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29555415 on 02/22/2016 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bit breaker top and bottom
Patent No. D801402 

Inventor(s): Ryan Matthews (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29540220 on 09/22/2015 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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