Dallas Invents: 91 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 14

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
Bank of America's interactive voice response system with a real-time conversation scoring module
Capital One's data sharing via distributed ledgers
Dell's apparatus for generation of a time-based one-time password for session encryption of sensor data gathered in low-performance and IoT environments
PD Golf's detecting lower body positions, movements, and sequence in golf swing training
Raytheon's bus monitoring system for detecting anomalies indicative of malfunctions or cyber-attacks
SmartDrive's autonomous vehicle operator performance tracking
UATP IP's wearable RFID device
Zooz Bikes' electric bike

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of December 14, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  7
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     4
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  6
G: PHYSICS        23
H: ELECTRICITY   33

DESIGN: 12


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     13
United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio)        4
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA)      3
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston)      3
PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)          3
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si,   , KR)       3
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison)          3
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 2
Magic Leap Inc. (Plantation, FL)    2

UNASSIGNED     6


TOP INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Dimitri T. Medina (Plano) 3
Lee D. Whetsel (Parker)  3
Boon Loong Ng (Plano)   2
Jeffrey Edward Ruediger (McKinney)        2
John A. Gotcher (Prosper)           2
Matthew Schon Bogue (McKinney)           2
Rachel Elizabeth Csabi (Frisco)     2
Snehal Desai (Richardson)           2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Motorcycle pet carrier
Patent No. 11197460 

Inventor(s): Hugh Carl Johnson, Jr. (Princeton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281940 on 02/21/2019 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A detachable saddle bag pet carrier is disclosed. The carrier comprises a box-like container provided with an upper portion that forms part of the container top. The container includes a plurality of vent openings for circulating air flow inside the carrier. The carrier further comprises a lid hinged to the upper portion of the container. The lid includes one or more air vents that could be adjusted from wide open position to fully closed position. The upper portion comprises a skylight mounted on the lid through which a pet could see the outside environment. The carrier is further provided with a removable foam backed carpet placed underneath the container for the pet. The carrier is mounted on the vehicle using a frame assembly to hold the carrier to the vehicle, thereby a user carries the pet within the carrier.

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


Synergistic antibacterial activity of medium polarity oils in combination with antibacterial agents on bacterial biofilms
Patent No. 11197476 

Inventor(s): Aleksa Jovanovic (Fort Worth, TX), Eric Roche (Fort Worth, TX), Lei Shi (Mansfield, TX), Paul Renick (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SMITH NEPHEW, INC. (Memphis, TN)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16529303 on 08/01/2019 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: The compositions of the present invention comprise at least one medium polarity oil and at least one antibacterial agent, the combination of which produces a synergistic antibacterial effect against bacterial biofilms. Methods are disclosed for the reduction of bacteria in and/or elimination of bacterial biofilms on biological and non-biological surfaces, as well as methods for the treatment of wounds, skin lesions, mucous membrane lesions, and other biological surfaces infected or contaminated with bacterial biofilms.

[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)


Running shoe
Patent No. 11197513 

Inventor(s): Massimo Rinaldi (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Patent 360 (Local + 459 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17222775 on 04/05/2021 (253 days app to issue)

Abstract: A midsole for sports shoes having a front isolation cavity, a side cavity, and a rear isolation cavity partially separating the recessed arch portion of the midsole from the rest of the midsole.

[A43B] CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR


Arthroplasty systems and methods
Patent No. 11197763 

Inventor(s): Brady R. Shirley (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): ENGAGE MEDICAL HOLDINGS, LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: Maywood IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16502015 on 07/02/2019 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Methods and compositions for maintaining the conformation and structural integrity of biomolecules
Patent No. 11197905 

Inventor(s): Alpeshkumar P. Patel (Sachse, TX), Brent B. Crow (Grand Prairie, TX), Jennifer Seifert (Little Elm, TX), Kevin D. Nelson (Garland, TX), Nickolas B. Griffin (Allen, TX), Paul A. Hubbard (Richardson, TX), Paul R. Sood (Dall
Assignee(s): TissueGen, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Sunstein LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16521297 on 07/24/2019 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition includes a target pharmaceutical or biological agent, a solution containing the target pharmaceutical or biological agent, and substrate that is soluble in the solution. The substrate is capable of being solidified via a solidification process and the solidification process causes the substrate to become physically or chemically cross-linked, vitrified, or crystallized. As a result of the solidification process, particles are formed. The target pharmaceutical or biological agent within the solution retains proper conformation to ultimately produce a desired effect.

[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)


System and method for detecting lower body positions, movements, and sequence in golf swing training
Patent No. 11198051 

Inventor(s): James R. Paulk, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Sumitrajit Dhar (Wilmette, IL)
Assignee(s): PD Golf LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16257753 on 03/04/2019 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of golf training device that helps a golfer learn and coordinate lower body positions and movements with upper body movements, using a series of feedback signals. In one embodiment, a system comprises a foot sensor that attaches to a Lead Foot of a user. The foot sensor is configured to detect a heel of the Lead Foot being raised. The system also comprises a leg sensor that attaches to a Trail Knee of the user, and the leg sensor detects a bend in a knee of a Trail Leg of the user after detecting the heel being raised. The foot sensor is configured to detect the heel being lowered at an instance after the detection of the bend in the knee of the Trail Leg and while the knee remains bent. The system further comprises a feedback device configured to activate feedback indicators.

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


Systems and methods for detecting and reducing distracted driving
Patent No. 11198389 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX), Luis Eduardo Santana (Crowley, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX), Rachel Csabi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16858267 on 04/24/2020 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, with one or more processors, biometric information of a first user. The method also includes determining, with the one or more processors, whether there is an indication that the first user is distracted based on the biometric information. The method further includes receiving, with the one or more processors, vehicle speed information. The method also includes determining, with the one or more processors, whether there is an indication that the first user is driving based on the vehicle speed information. The method further includes in response to determining that the first user is distracted and that the first user is driving, instructing, with the one or more processors, a mobile device associated with the first user to contact a second user or a call center.

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


 

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

Vehicle alarm system and method of use
Patent No. 11198388 

Inventor(s): Sidney L. Crose (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15694271 on 09/01/2017 (1565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle alarm system includes a vehicle having a frame; a driver seat secured to the frame; a back seat secured to the frame; and a computer configured to determine if the vehicle is in motion. The system further includes a pressure sensor secured to a driver seat and in data communication with the computer, the pressure sensor is configured to sense the pressure of a driver sitting on the driver seat; a thermometer sensor in data communication with the computer, the thermometer is configured to measure the outside and inside air temperature within the vehicle; a motion detector in data communication with the computer, the motion detector is configured to detect motion of an infant within a car seat secured to the back seat of the vehicle; a camera in data communication with the computer, the camera is configured to capture images of the infant; a transmitter in data communication with the computer; and a mobile device in wireless communication with the transmitter.

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


Autonomous vehicle operator performance tracking
Patent No. 11198447 

Inventor(s): Alekh Vaidya (San Diego, CA), Daniel A. Deninger (Carlsbad, CA), David Forney (La Jolla, CA), Jason Palmer (Carlsbad, CA), Jeffrey Griswold (San Diego, CA), Mark Freitas (San Diego, CA), Slaven Sljivar (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): SmartDrive Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Esplin Associates, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16818500 on 03/13/2020 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for determining vehicle operator preparedness for vehicles that support both autonomous operation and manual operation. The system includes sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to vehicles and their operation. During autonomous vehicle operation, the system gauges the level of responsiveness of an individual vehicle operator through challenges and corresponding responses. Based on the level of responsiveness, a preparedness metric is determined for each vehicle operator individually.

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


Torque box
Patent No. 11198454 

Inventor(s): Anand Prabhakaran (Chicago, IL), David C. Brabb (Westmont, IL), Robert S. Trent (Willow Springs, IL)
Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16065403 on 06/06/2018 (1287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A torque box includes a front plate and a bottom surface. The bottom surface is coupled to the front plate such that the bottom surface is orthogonal to front plate and such that front plate extends along the bottom surface. The bottom surface defines a first raised portion configured to fit over a wheel of a railcar.

[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)


Tiltrotor aircraft having tiltable forward and aft rotors
Patent No. 11198509 

Inventor(s): Kip Gregory Campbell (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16750269 on 01/23/2020 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft has a vertical takeoff and landing flight mode and a forward flight mode. The aircraft includes an airframe having a wing with oppositely disposed wing tips. Tip booms respectively extend longitudinally from the wing tips. Forward rotors are coupled to the forward ends of the tip booms and aft rotors are coupled to the aft ends of the tip booms. The forward rotors are reversibly tiltable between a vertical lift orientation, wherein the forward rotors are above the tip booms, and a forward thrust orientation, wherein the forward rotors are forward of the tip booms. The aft rotors are reversibly tiltable between a vertical lift orientation, wherein the aft rotors are below the tip booms, and a forward thrust orientation, wherein the aft rotors are aft of the tip booms.

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


 

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

Preparation of (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid or its salts by one-step fermentation
Patent No. 11198890 

Inventor(s): Kylin Liao (Nanjing, , CN), Wenchao Fan (Nanjing, , CN)
Assignee(s): NNB Nutrition USA, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Venture Partner, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16542044 on 08/15/2019 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: The subject invention relates to a process of preparing (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid or a salt thereof by one-step fermentation with a nonpathogenic microorganism. The fermentation of (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid was performed by supplying with certain carbon and nitrogen sources. These microorganisms include a Glutamic acid Bacterium HR057 strain or one type of genetically engineered [i]Corynebacterium Glutamicum. [/i]

[C12P] FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Secure, two-piece pole holder
Patent No. 11199018 

Inventor(s): Scott Rogers (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Cool Pool Products, LLC (The Colony, TX)
Law Firm: Sheri Higgins Law, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16691105 on 11/21/2019 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-piece pole holder includes an insert and a base. The insert is embedded within soil or concrete. The base is threadingly connected to the top of the insert to form the pole holder. The insert has a solid bottom end for receiving a pole. The bottom end of the insert can also include a drain opening for allowing water to drain. The pole can be an outdoor umbrella pole or volleyball net poles. The inner diameter and height of the insert and the base are selected such that improved stability is provided to the pole such that the pole does not tip over in strong winds. The pole holder can be installed in a water feature, such as a swimming pool.

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


Seals by mechanically deforming degradable materials
Patent No. 11199069 

Inventor(s): Maxime P M Coffin (Frisco, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Terapat Apicharthabrut (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16320006 on 02/22/2018 (1391 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tubular sleeve is made of a degradable material and may be disposed within a downhole component or may be disposed around an outer surface of the downhole component. The tubular sleeve is positioned relative the downhole component such that fluid flow is prevented from passing through at least one aperture in the downhole component. The tubular sleeve is secured to the downhole component by swedging, mechanical fasteners, or adhesives. In the swedging process, the tubular sleeve is mechanically deformed by applying a force to the sleeve, which stretches and then recoils back an amount once the force is removed. Once installed, the tubular sleeve will eventually degrade, allowing fluid to flow through the at least one aperture in the downhole component.

[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]


Actuator for multilateral wellbore system
Patent No. 11199074 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16094432 on 11/17/2017 (1488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lateral wellbore access system is used for moving an isolation sleeve relative to a window of a completion sleeve to adjust access through the window. The system includes an actuator having an isolation sleeve coupling mechanism and a driving mechanism. The isolation sleeve coupling mechanism is configured to engage with an isolation sleeve. The driving mechanism is configured to longitudinally reciprocate the isolation sleeve coupling mechanism within a bore of a completion sleeve to longitudinally move an isolation sleeve coupled to the isolation sleeve coupling mechanism within the bore relative to a window of the completion sleeve. Movement of the isolation sleeve adjusts a position of the isolation sleeve relative to the completion sleeve window for permitting or blocking access through the window into the bore.

[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]


Shaped charge retaining device
Patent No. 11199076 

Inventor(s): Shane Matthew Wilson (Waxahachie, TX), William R. Collins (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15747711 on 08/05/2016 (1957 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for connecting a shaped charge retainer to a shaped charge and connecting that to a charged tube in a perforating gun for use downhole.

[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]


Gas-lift system with paired controllers
Patent No. 11199081 

Inventor(s): Jason Williams (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011071 on 06/18/2018 (1275 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling operation of a well, of which the method includes receiving an operation setting for operation of a system that provides lift gas into and produces gas from the well, monitoring operation of the system using a first controller, determining, using the first controller, that the system is not operating at the operation setting, and in response to determining that the system is not operating at the operation setting, sending, using a two-way communication link from the first controller to a second controller, a control signal to the second controller. The control signal is configured to cause the second controller to modify an operation of a compressor of the system.

[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

 

Continuous production of muscle fibers
Patent No. 11199181 

Inventor(s): Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX), Randy Allen (Richardson, TX), Sergey Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16486205 on 02/22/2018 (1391 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, system, and apparatus for producing an actuator device are disclosed. The method may include twisting a muscle fiber; coiling the twisted muscle fiber about a mandrel; securing the muscle fiber onto the mandrel using a securing means; heating the muscle fiber to a predetermined temperature using a heating means; and removing the coiled muscle fiber from the mandrel. The twisting, coiling, securing, heating, and removing is a process that is continued until the muscle fiber is a desired length.

[F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00)


Nut clip
Patent No. 11199215 

Inventor(s): Jimmy Wayne Mahaffey (Ravenden, AR)
Assignee(s): Novaria Holdings, LLC (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16374353 on 04/03/2019 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nut clip is disclosed. The nut clip may have a nut and a clip. The clip may have a forward reaction wall and an aft reaction wall structured to react tightening and loosening forces associated with the nut and to facilitate caging of the nut.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Combustible fuel burning stove with fire grate
Patent No. 11199324 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey H. Jan (Keller, TX), Spencer H. Jan (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): SOLO DTC BRANDS, LLC (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16366799 on 03/27/2019 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a stove that includes a dome-shaped fire grate comprising a center, a perimeter surrounding and spaced from the center, the center being higher than the perimeter; a plurality of radial stiffening ribs extending away from the perimeter and toward the center; at least one circumferential stiffening ring extending at least partially about the center; and a plurality of ventilation holes between the center and the perimeter.

[F23H] GRATES (inlets for fluidisation air for fluidised bed combustion apparatus F23C 10/20); CLEANING OR RAKING GRATES


Variable air volume diffuser and method of operation
Patent No. 11199335 

Inventor(s): Gary A. Minor (Flower Mound, TX), Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville, TX), Makavan Hayes (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434004 on 06/06/2019 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable air volume diffuser and method of operation are disclosed. The system includes an energy harvesting device, a ring-shaped damper and a frame adapted to interface with the ring-shaped damper, wherein the ring-shaped damper is driven by energy harvested from the energy harvesting device.

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


Portable apparatus and method for adjusting handgun sights
Patent No. 11199378 

Inventor(s): Damon Lamont Coalson (Dallas, TX), John Estridge (Garland, TX), Paul LoRocco (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Good Sportsman Marketing, L.L.C. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: D”Ambrosio Menon, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16936385 on 07/22/2020 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sight adjustment assembly has a frame with a clamping mechanism for receiving and clamping a handgun slide with an attached stationary sight and an adjustment mechanism for engaging and adjusting the sight in a lateral position with respect to the slide. The sight adjustment mechanism and the clamping mechanism are contained within an outer periphery of the frame during storage and use to thereby provide a compact device that can conveniently accompany a user for sight adjustments in the field.

[F41G] WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING (optical aspects thereof G02B)


Gasket for smartwatch cover
Patent No. 11199814 

Inventor(s): Dillon Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PRIME ART JEWEL (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ostrolenk Faber LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428621 on 05/31/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a cover for a smartwatch is provided that includes a housing and a flexible member (e.g., a gasket). The cover may increase user satisfaction with the smartwatch by increasing the aesthetics of the watch for the user, providing flexibility in appearance, and/or inhibiting damage to the watch itself. The gasket may secure the smartwatch in the cover, inhibit damage to the outer housing of the cover by an inner surface of the cover, and/or inhibit interference from the cover with operations of the smartwatch.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Dead reckoning by determining misalignment angle between movement direction and sensor heading direction
Patent No. 11199410 

Inventor(s): Mahaveer Jain (Santa Clara, CA), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399829 on 04/30/2019 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors is used in dead reckoning in conditions where Global Positioning System (GPS) signals or Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals are lost. The device is capable of tracking the location of the device after the GPS/GNSS signals are lost by using MEMS sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes. By calculating a misalignment angle between a sensor frame of the device with either the movement direction of the vehicle or the walking direction of a pedestrian using the MEMS sensors, the device can accurately calculate the location of a user of the device even without the GPS/GNSS signals. Accordingly, a device capable of tracking the location of a pedestrian and a user riding in a vehicle without utilizing GPS/GNSS signals can be provided.

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


Systems and methods for confining ballast samples
Patent No. 11199478 

Inventor(s): Darrell R. Krueger (Lawrence, KS), Michael A. Wnek (Lawrence, KS), William Dombrow (Topeka, KS)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16581915 on 09/25/2019 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a sample confinement tool that includes a first end and a second end. The first end of the sample confinement tool is coupled to a driving tool. The driving tool is coupled to a heavy-duty vehicle. The sample confinement tool is operable to insert a predetermined depth below a ballast surface and collect a ballast sample within the second end of the sample confinement tool. The sample confinement tool is also operable to confine the ballast sample within the second end of the sample confinement tool by mechanically compressing the ballast sample. The sample confinement tool is further operable to release the ballast sample into a sample receptacle by mechanically decompressing the ballast sample.

[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)


Photothermal absorbance measurement in a flow system
Patent No. 11199491 

Inventor(s): Purnendu Dasgupta (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564465 on 09/09/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photothermal absorbance detection apparatus comprises a flow cell comprising a first temperature responsive device on an input side, a second temperature responsive device on an output side, and a detection region between the first temperature responsive device and the second temperature responsive device; and a light-emitting device positioned proximate to the detection region and configured to transmit electromagnetic radiation towards the detection region; wherein the first temperature responsive device and the second temperature responsive device together measure a change in temperature of a fluid passing through the detection region.

[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)


Test access port with address and command capability
Patent No. 11199579 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17076576 on 10/21/2020 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a novel method and apparatus for inputting addresses to devices to select the device TAP for access. Further, the disclosure provides a novel method and apparatus for inputting addresses for selecting device TAPs and for inputting commands for commanding circuitry within the device. The inputting of addresses or the inputting of addresses and commands is initiated by a control bit input on TDI that is recognized during the Run Test/Idle, Pause-DR or Pause-IR TAP states.

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


Test access port with address and command capability
Patent No. 11199580 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17077338 on 10/22/2020 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a novel method and apparatus for inputting addresses to devices to select the device TAP for access. Further, the disclosure provides a novel method and apparatus for inputting addresses for selecting device TAPs and for inputting commands for commanding circuitry within the device. The inputting of addresses or the inputting of addresses and commands is initiated by a control bit input on TDI that is recognized during the Run Test/Idle, Pause-DR or Pause-IR TAP states.

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


Programmable test compression architecture input/output shift register coupled to SCI/SCO/PCO
Patent No. 11199583 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17075015 on 10/20/2020 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for accessing test compression architectures (TCA) in a device using either a parallel or serial access technique. The serial access technique may be controlled by a device tester or by a JTAG controller. Further the disclosure provides an approach to access the TCA of a device when the device exists in a daisy-chain arrangement with other devices, such as in a customer”s system. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.

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


Optical article with gradient light influencing properties and method of making the same
Patent No. 11199653 

Inventor(s): Philip Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Transitions Optical, Inc. (Pinellas Park, FL)
Law Firm: The Webb Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15767372 on 10/30/2015 (2237 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making an optical article having a gradient tint and a gradient polarization. The method includes providing an optical element including a coating having at least one alignment zone. A dye composition is contacted with the coating. The dye composition includes at least one of: a dichroic dye, a photochromic-dichroic dye, or a combination thereof to diffuse at least a portion of the dye composition into the coating at a predetermined concentration gradient along at least a portion of the coating to provide the gradient tint and the gradient polarization. A kit for making an optical article having a gradient tint and a gradient polarization. An optical article prepared from a method for making an optical article having a gradient tint and a gradient polarization.

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


Performance evaluation for an electronic design under test
Patent No. 11200129 

Inventor(s): Daniel P. Carrington (Plano, TX), Timothy Pertuit (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16284193 on 02/25/2019 (1023 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for evaluating an electronic design under test may be performed in an environment that includes a functional verification test bench having at least one verification component coupled to the electronic design under test. The method includes provisioning the functional verification test bench to provide protocol-agnostic performance data for activity of the electronic design under test during functional verification testing of the electronic design under test. The method further includes capturing at least a part of the protocol-agnostic performance data from the at least one verification component, and calculating, from the protocol-agnostic performance data, a performance measurement for the electronic design under test.

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


Data defined caches for speculative and normal executions
Patent No. 11200166 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16528471 on 07/31/2019 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cache system, having: a first cache; a second cache; a configurable data bit; and a logic circuit coupled to a processor to control the caches based on the configurable bit. When the configurable bit is in a first state, the logic circuit is configured to: implement commands for accessing a memory system via the first cache, when an execution type is a first type; and implement commands for accessing the memory system via the second cache, when the execution type is a second type. When the configurable data bit is in a second state, the logic circuit is configured to: implement commands for accessing the memory system via the second cache, when the execution type is the first type; and implement commands for accessing the memory system via the first cache, when the execution type is the second type.

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


Data sharing via distributed ledgers
Patent No. 11200334 

Inventor(s): Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16591132 on 10/02/2019 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems as described herein may include authorizing the sharing of data and sharing data between a variety of systems. A request to share data may be provided to a first system. The system may create sharing session data on a distributed ledger accessible by a number of systems. Sharing session data may be stored using a transaction stored on a distributed ledger. A second system may obtain the sharing session account and verify the sharing session. On verification of the sharing session, a variety of data may be shared between the systems identified in the sharing session data. The sharing session data may be established between two or more systems. The distributed ledger may be maintained by the systems themselves and/or a distributed network system. In a variety of embodiments, encrypted data may be stored and/or obtained using the distributed ledger.

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


Cargo tracking systems and methods
Patent No. 11200476 

Inventor(s): Varun J. Prabhakar (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980149 on 05/15/2018 (1309 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cargo tracking system for a vehicle includes an RFID reader configured to generate an output in response to a signal received from an RFID tag and an electronic control unit communicatively coupled to the RFID reader. The electronic control unit is configured to determine that the RFID tag is no longer within a range of the RFID reader based on the output of the RFID reader and determine a last location of the vehicle in response to determining that the RFID tag is no longer within the range of the RFID reader based on the output of the RFID reader.

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


Wearable RFID device
Patent No. 11200477 

Inventor(s): Maria Teresa Diaz (Pasadena, TX), Michael Browning, Jr. (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): UATP IP, LLC (Bedford, TX)
Law Firm: Decker Jones, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16944240 on 07/31/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: The wearable RFID device comprises a wearable arrangement, such as a wristband, an RFID buckle containing an RFID circuit and fitting onto the wristband, and a cover or cap for the RFID buckle. The RFID buckle comprises at least one side wall and a bottom wall, a cavity located inside the buckle. The buckle comprises a band retainer slot adjacent to the bottom wall, the band retainer slot receiving a portion of the wristband, the RFID buckle being removably located on the wristband. The RFID circuit is located in the buckle cavity. The removable cover is located on the RFID buckle, the cover closing the cavity. The wearable arrangement bands, buckles and covers are interchangeable with one another.

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


Optimization of patient care team based on correlation of patient characteristics and care provider characteristics
Patent No. 11200521 

Inventor(s): Marina V. Pascali (Dallas, TX), Russell G. Olsen (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16676787 on 11/07/2019 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for matching patients with care providers. Patient information for a current patient, from at least one patient information source, is analyzed and a medical need of the current patient is determined. Patient information for a plurality of other patients associated with a plurality of care providers is analyzed and, for each care provider in the plurality of care providers, a measure of strength for a type of medical care corresponding to the at least one medical need is determined, based on results of the analysis of patient information for the plurality of other patients associated with the care provider. At least one care provider is selected for inclusion in a care team for the current patient based on the determined strengths of each care provider in the plurality of care providers. A care team data structure comprising information about the at least one care provider is output.

[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]


Fabrication, distribution, and integrated order processing system
Patent No. 11200540 

Inventor(s): Bobby McCally (Carrollton, TX), Kyle Holmes (Carrollton, TX), Robert Everett (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BRANDT COMPANIES, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984981 on 05/21/2018 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: An order workflow system integrated with a fabrication/distribution system for managing workflow order. The system can receive a selection of a job number and a work order number and generate selectable line items based on the work order number. Selected line items associated with the work order type can be processed and an order workflow can be generated at an order queue process. The selected line items can be interfaced with a BIM database to identify the selected line items, at a spooling sub-queue process, and generate a control number for each line item. The line items can then be interfaced with an ERP module. Inventory data items can be generated from the selected line items and the inventory data items interfaced with an inventory API of the ERP module. The order workflow can be further processed in a similar queued and integrated manner with a fabrication/distribution system.

[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]


Local histogram matching with global regularization and motion exclusion for multi-exposure image fusion
Patent No. 11200653 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Ruiwen Zhen (Allen, TX), Zhen Tong (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16707652 on 12/09/2019 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining, using at least one sensor of an electronic device, multiple image frames of a scene. The multiple image frames include a first image frame and a second image frame captured using different exposures. The method also includes excluding, using at least one processor of the electronic device, pixels in the first and second image frames based on a coarse motion map. The method further includes generating, using the at least one processor, multiple local histogram match maps based on different portions of the first and second image frames. In addition, the method includes generating, using the at least one processor, an image of the scene using the local histogram match maps.

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


Systems and methods for local augmented-reality rendering
Patent No. 11200718 

Inventor(s): Christopher Russell (The Colony, TX), Nolan Serrao (Plano, TX), Victor Kwak (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887474 on 05/29/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and a method for rendering augmented-reality (AR) enhanced images and information to potential home buyers by providing the AR-enhanced images over a local network. The system includes a computer loaded with an AR application configured to communicate with potential home buyers” personal devices, which have an AR application for communicating with that computer. The potential home buyers can then take a virtual tour of the house, with images that show the different rooms of the house, rendered by the AR to display rooms populated with the home buyers” furniture.

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


Augmented reality-based interactive customer support
Patent No. 11200742 

Inventor(s): Rachel Elizabeth Csabi (Frisco, TX), Snehal Desai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17184306 on 02/24/2021 (293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system of providing guidance and information to customers by presentation of a virtual avatar. The virtual avatar is controlled in real-time by a remote customer service agent. The method includes sharing images of a physical space with the customer service agent, and enabling the customer service agent to project a virtual avatar on the physical space such that the virtual avatar appears to interact and move through the physical space. The dynamic projection of the virtual avatar is received by the customer as an augmentation of their own view of the physical space.

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


Wearable display system for portable computing devices
Patent No. 11200869 

Inventor(s): Rachel Elizabeth Csabi (Frisco, TX), Snehal Desai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16834688 on 03/30/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system of providing a wearable expanded display system for portable computing devices is disclosed. The method includes connecting a head-mounted display system to the portable computing device and anchoring a virtual projection of content from the portable computing device to a screen of the portable computing device to provide the user with an augmented reality viewing experience. The virtual projection can present the content in an enlarged view with richer content options than the smaller screen of the portable computing device. The position of the virtual projection will adapt to changes in pose of the screen to maintain the anchored relationship.

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


Memory with per die temperature-compensated refresh control
Patent No. 11200939 

Inventor(s): Joo-Sang Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16921729 on 07/06/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices, systems, and associated methods with per die temperature-compensated refresh control, and associated methods, are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a memory device includes a plurality of memory cells and a sensor configured to measure a temperature of the memory device. The memory device determines a frequency at which it is receiving refresh commands. The memory device is further configured to skip refresh operations of the memory cells based, at least in part, on the determination and on the temperature of the memory device.

[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)


Database and machine learning in response to parallel serial dual microfluidic chip
Patent No. 11200986 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186516 on 11/10/2018 (1130 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating medical trends based on medical test results by a server, comprising obtaining results from a first test related to a medical condition of a first patient, obtaining results from a second test related to a medical condition second patient, wherein the results include patient information and efficacy and dosage level information of a medication, comparing the patient information and the test results of the first patient with the patient information and the test results of the second patient, determining that a patient characteristic of the first patient matches a patient characteristic of the second patient, storing a potential trend, receiving a plurality of additional test results, determining that the potential trend is found in the additional test results in an amount that is above a threshold, and altering the potential trend to an active trend. NULL


Change monitoring and detection for a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 11201865 

Inventor(s): Rajesh Kanna Durairaj (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16750245 on 01/23/2020 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein allow for systems and methods to monitor production changes to resources in a cloud computing environment and determine whether those changes were performed in accordance with a change management policy. A change order monitoring application receives data from cloud computing audit logs to detect infrastructure changes and combines that data with application information to determine which application was affected. The change order monitoring application then uses a machine learning algorithm to cluster multiple change events together when it is likely that the change events were part of the same change. If cluster of change activity does not appear to be authorized, the change order monitoring application sends an alert to a change management team and an application team to get more information about the activity.

[G06N] COMPUTER SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECIFIC COMPUTATIONAL MODELS [7]


Interactive voice response system with a real time conversation scoring module
Patent No. 11201966 

Inventor(s): Christopher Keith Restorff (Carrollton, TX), Emad Noorizadeh (Plano, TX), Joshua Maki (Frisco, TX), Ramakrishna R. Yannam (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17001824 on 08/25/2020 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interactive voice response system for interpreting sentiment of a conversation in real time is provided. The system may include a receiver. The receiver may be operable to receive a plurality of sentiment signals and a first portion of a conversation. The first portion of the conversation may include a plurality of interaction pairs. Each interaction pair may include an utterance and a system response. The system may include an utterance sentiment category determination module that may be operable to determine a sentiment category for each utterance. The system may include a sequential module. The sequential module may determine a conversation sentiment category based on the utterance sentiment categories and the order in which the utterance sentiment categories are received. The system may include an output module. The output module may output the conversation sentiment category. The conversation sentiment category may be used to determine a future system response.

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


Systems and methods for managing and monitoring communication sessions
Patent No. 11202240 

Inventor(s): Abdul Raheem (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580819 on 09/24/2019 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include storing, in a block chain ledger, information associated with an agreement between a first service provider associated with a first network and a second service provider associated with a second network. The method may also include receiving, by a device, first capacity information associated with slices in the first network, storing the first capacity information in the block chain ledger and receiving a message associated with a roaming handoff for a communication session in the first network. The method may further include determining, by the device whether adequate resources are available in the second network to support the communication session and sending, to the first service provider, a message indicating that adequate resources are available in the second network to support the communication session.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Modular faceplate optical sub-assembly
Patent No. 11199669 

Inventor(s): Kuang-Yi Wu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Nolte Lackenbach Siegel (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17031428 on 09/24/2020 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A faceplate optical sub-assembly is provided for accommodating a plurality of optical receptacles mounted in a faceplate of a computing device. The faceplate optical sub-assembly accommodates one or more optical receptacle housings having optically-connected front and rear optical bays. A collar having a single aperture surrounds the one or more optical bays, and a shell structure comprised of a pair of interlocking sub-shells engages on the rear of the collar. A gasket is disposed between the collar and the shell structure. The collar, gasket, and shell structure provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for optical connections made between optical fibers inserted in the front and rear optical bays, and rigidly engage the plurality of optical receptacle housings. The single aperture of the collar and the multi-part shell structure allows for insertion of a fiber jumper assembly into the rear bays of the faceplate optical sub-assembly prior to insertion into a faceplate of a computing device.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Gateway for cloud-based secure storage
Patent No. 11199976 

Inventor(s): Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): SECURITY FIRST CORP. (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042643 on 07/23/2018 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein transparently provide an improved scalable cloud-based dynamically adjustable or configurable storage volume. In one aspect, a gateway provides a dynamically or configurably adjustable storage volume, including a local cache. The storage volume may be transparently adjusted for the amount of data that needs to be stored using available local or cloud-based storage. The gateway may use caching techniques and block clustering to provide gains in access latency compared to existing gateway systems, while providing scalable off-premises storage.

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


Non-volatile counter system, counter circuit and power management circuit with isolated dynamic boosted supply
Patent No. 11200030 

Inventor(s): Christy Leigh She (Allen, TX), Hao Meng (Shanghai, , CN), Michael Zwerg (Dallas, TX), Steven Craig Bartling (Dallas, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16711042 on 12/11/2019 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include non-volatile counter systems to generate and store a counter value according to a sensor pulse signal, and power circuits to generate first and second supply voltage signals to power first and second power domain circuits using power from the sensor pulse signal, including a switch connected between first and second power domain supply nodes, a boost circuit, and a control circuit to selectively cause the switch to disconnect the first and second power domain circuits from one another after the first supply voltage signal rises above a threshold voltage in a given pulse of the sensor pulse signal, and to cause the boost circuit to boost the second supply voltage signal after the regulator output is disconnected from the second power domain supply node in the given pulse.

[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]


Inter-object validation system and method using chained specialized configuration applications
Patent No. 11200067 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Tuck (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459288 on 07/01/2019 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inter-object validation system includes a computing system that executes a specialized configuration application to receive an aggregated object configuration comprising a plurality of design elements (DEs) associated with multiple objects of a test system, and invoke each of multiple specialized configuration applications to determine whether at least a subset of the DEs in the aggregated object configuration meet a specified criteria associated with a behavior that the subset of DEs is to provide, the specified criteria associated with each specialized configuration application being different from one another. The specialized configuration application controller may then generate a report indicating the results of the determination. The execution of the specialized configuration applications is controlled by the specialized application controller, and additionally, the specialized configuration application is separate and distinct from the specialized application controller that controls the logic.

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


Computer-based platforms or systems, computing devices or components and/or computing methods for technological applications involving provision of a portal for managing user accounts having a login portal configured to defend against credent
Patent No. 11200311 

Inventor(s): Jit Sen (Frisco, TX), Riteshkumar Hadawani (McKinney, TX), Sreedhar Vedantam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833849 on 03/30/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods associated with computer-implemented online portals having secure login processing features are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary method may comprise receiving a login request including processing user credentials and capturing browser print information associated with the login request, validating the login request via analyzing current login attributes and/or an attributes checksum derived from the browser print information captured during the login request and assessing the browser print information for spoofed browser attributes, redirecting an access attempt that is flagged as the potential replay attack to an enhanced security process, and allowing or denying login to customer accounts or information associated with the user credentials based on the enhanced security process.

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


Testing semiconductor components
Patent No. 11201065 

Inventor(s): Byron Harry Gibbs (Ector, TX), Enis Tuncer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16791152 on 02/14/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package includes covering a semiconductor die and a plurality of conductive terminals coupled to the semiconductor die in a mold compound, positioning the mold compound between a first pair of electrodes and a second pair of electrodes, and moving a movable electrode of the first pair and a movable electrode of the second pair into a first clamping position. In the first clamping position, each of the first pair of electrodes and the second pair of electrodes electrically couples to a unique subset of the plurality of conductive terminals. The method also includes applying, by the first pair of electrodes, a first voltage to the semiconductor die within the mold compound; and applying, by the second pair of electrodes, a second voltage to the semiconductor die within the mold compound. The second voltage is less than the first voltage.

[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]


Packaged device with die wrapped by a substrate
Patent No. 11201096 

Inventor(s): Sreenivasan K. Koduri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506526 on 07/09/2019 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: A die-wrapped packaged device includes at least one flexible substrate having a top side and a bottom side that has lead terminals, where the top side has outer positioned die bonding features coupled by traces to through-vias that couple through a thickness of the flexible substrate to the lead terminals. At least one die includes a substrate having a back side and a topside semiconductor surface including circuitry thereon having nodes coupled to bond pads. One of the sides of the die is mounted on the top side of the flexible circuit, and the flexible substrate has a sufficient length relative to the die so that the flexible substrate wraps to extend over at least two sidewalls of the die onto the top side of the flexible substrate so that the die bonding features contact the bond pads.

[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]


Bonded three-dimensional memory devices and methods of making the same by replacing carrier substrate with source layer
Patent No. 11201107 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP), James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Teruo Okina (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16829591 on 03/25/2020 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a carrier substrate. Memory stack structures vertically extend through the alternating stack. Each memory stack structure includes a respective vertical semiconductor channel and a respective memory film. A pass-through via structure vertically extends through a dielectric material portion that is adjacent to the alternating stack. The memory die can be bonded to a logic die containing peripheral circuitry for supporting operations of memory cells within the memory die. A distal end of each of the vertical semiconductor channels is physically exposed by removing the carrier substrate. A source layer is formed directly on the distal end each of the vertical semiconductor channels. A backside bonding pad or bonding wire is formed to be electrically connected to the pass-through via structure.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing structures for enhancing gate-induced drain leakage current and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11201111 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Dengtao Zhao (Milpitas, CA), Peng Zhang (Fremont, CA), Zhiping Zhang (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16697560 on 11/27/2019 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, where the electrically conductive layers comprise word lines located between a source select gate electrode and a drain select gate electrode, a memory opening vertically extending through each layer of the alternating stack to a top surface of the substrate, a memory film and vertical semiconductor channel having a doping of a first conductivity type located in the memory opening, and an active region having a doping of a second conductivity type that is an opposite of the first conductivity type and adjoined to an end portion of the vertical semiconductor channel to provide a p-n junction. The end portion of the vertical semiconductor channel has a first thickness, and a middle portion of the vertical semiconductor channel has a second thickness which is less than the first thickness.

[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 structure containing reentrant shaped bonding pads and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11201139 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16825304 on 03/20/2020 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first semiconductor die includes first semiconductor devices located over a first substrate, first interconnect-level dielectric material layers embedding first metal interconnect structures and located on the first semiconductor devices, and a first pad-level dielectric layer located on the first interconnect-level dielectric material layers and embedding first bonding pads. Each of the first bonding pads includes a first proximal horizontal surface and at least one first distal horizontal surface that is more distal from the first substrate than the first proximal horizontal surface is from the first substrate and has a lesser total area than a total area of the first proximal horizontal surface. A second semiconductor die including second bonding pads that are embedded in a second pad-level dielectric layer can be bonded to a respective distal surface of the first bonding pads.

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


Electro-polymerized protective layer for 3D magnesium battery
Patent No. 11201333 

Inventor(s): Nikhilendra Singh (Ypsilanti, MI), Timothy S. Arthur (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16708884 on 12/10/2019 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for forming polymeric protective layers on magnesium anodes for magnesium batteries include placing a solution of electropolymerizable monomers onto all exposed surfaces of a magnesium anode, and electropolymerizing the monomers in the solution. The monomers can be glycidyl methacrylate, a salt of 3-sulfopropyl methacrylate, or a mixture of the two. Protected magnesium foam anodes for 3-D magnesium batteries have a magnesium foam electrolyte, and a polymeric coating covering all exposed surfaces of the magnesium foam electrolyte. The polymeric protective coating formed of (poly)glycidyl methacrylate, poly(3-sulfopropyl methacrylate), or a copolymer of the two.

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


Battery charger with battery state detection
Patent No. 11201361 

Inventor(s): John S. Whiting (Hampshire, IL), Patrick J. Clarke (St. Charles, IL)
Assignee(s): Schumacher Electric Corporation (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17068077 on 10/12/2020 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery charger and method is disclosed for detecting when a battery has a low state of health while simultaneously charging or maintaining the battery. A battery charger includes a processor; a non-transitory memory device; a power management device to receive an input power and to output a charging current; a pair of electrical conductors to electrically couple with a battery, and a display electrically coupled to the processor. The display being configured to indicate a bad battery indicator when the battery has a low state of health and whether the battery is good to start.

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


Methods for beam management in vehicle
Patent No. 11201391 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Jianhua Mo (Garland, TX), Mandar Narsinh Kulkarni (Richardson, TX), Pengda Huang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590213 on 10/01/2019 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for relay aided beam management in a vehicle communication system are provided. The relay comprises an antenna system including an internal antenna located inside a vehicle and an external antenna located outside the vehicle. The relay further comprises a transceiver operably connected to the antenna system, the transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), a first signal via the external antenna of the antenna system, and receive, from the vehicle, configuration information including at least one of a vehicle speed, or a position of a window of the vehicle or windshield wiper. The relay further comprises a processor operably connected to the antenna system and the transceiver, the processor configured to generate a second signal based on (i) the configuration information and (ii) the first signal, wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit, to a user equipment (UE), the second signal via the internal antenna.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Current surge protection circuits for base station antennas having remote electronic tilt capability and related methods
Patent No. 11201401 

Inventor(s): Sammit Patel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15778286 on 03/15/2018 (1370 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a remote electronic tilt phase shifter module, a motor, a mechanical linkage that connects the motor to the remote electronic tilt phase shifter module, a current management circuit that generates a motor control signal responsive to a current control signal, and a driver circuit that is configured to selectively connect the motor to a power supply in response to the motor control signal.

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


Active cable with external power
Patent No. 11201422 

Inventor(s): Xiaozheng Lu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414038 on 05/16/2019 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention is an active cable or cables with a female micro USB or other connector recessed at the rear end of the HDMI plug for connecting external power when needed. The recessed connector is connected to an internal circuitry that combines this external power with the power from the source or sink device via a straight or ”OR” circuits. This design is clean when no external power is needed because there”re no dangling pigtails with USB plugs. When external power is needed because the source or sink devices can”t provide enough current, the user can use for example widely available male micro USB to male USB cable (the standard charging cable for most Android phones and many other computer or phone accessories) or other cable to get external power, and the cable length can be selected to fit the application.

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


Systems for efficient cyclical fiber-optic connections
Patent No. 11201449 

Inventor(s): Terrel Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16527352 on 07/31/2019 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes and apparatuses described herein provide for an efficient cyclical fiber-optic connection between a source component and multiple destination components in a computing environment. A comb laser generates a laser signal that includes laser light of a first frequency that is red-shifted from a carrier frequency. The comb laser concurrently transmits the laser signal to four ring resonators via an optical waveguide. Three of the ring resonators are initially configured for optical resonance at a second frequency that is blue-shifted from the carrier frequency, while one of the ring resonators is initially configured for optical resonance at the first frequency. The laser signal is modulated to communicate data to a first target location associated with the ring resonator that is initially configured for optical resonance at the first frequency.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


Methods and apparatus to improve the safe operating area of switched mode power supplies
Patent No. 11201543 

Inventor(s): Tawen Mei (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178552 on 11/01/2018 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a current mirror coupled to a first transistor, the first transistor includes a first gate, a first current terminal, and a second current terminal, a controller coupled to the current mirror and a converter, the controller is to output a delayed signal for a second transistor, the second transistor being a part of the converter, and a source voltage coupled to the current mirror.

[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]


System for programming a compensation time into a switching converter
Patent No. 11201547 

Inventor(s): Ananthakrishnan Viswanathan (Allen, TX), Philomena Cleopha Brady (Corinth, TX), Shanguang Xu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16407493 on 05/09/2019 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switching converter is provided that includes a power MOSFET, a controller having a drive pin connected to a gate terminal of the power MOSFET, and a resistor connected to the gate terminal. A compensation time selection circuit is included that has compensation times stored therein. A compensation time is selected from the compensation times based on a value of the resistor and stored in the controller. The selected compensation time compensates for an inherent delay in switching the power MOSFET to an ON state after the power MOSFET receives a signal to switch to the ON state to allow the power MOSFET to switch to the ON state when a drain voltage of the power MOSFET”s reaches its lowest value during a switching cycle.

[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]


Active clamp capacitor balancing
Patent No. 11201603 

Inventor(s): Bharath Balaji Kannan (Merrimack, NH), Pei-Hsin Liu (Westford, MA), Richard Lee Valley (Nashua, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16905469 on 06/18/2020 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a circuit includes an input circuit, an output circuit, an auxiliary circuit, and a balancing circuit. The input circuit comprises a primary capacitor coupled to primary windings of a transformer. The output circuit comprises a secondary capacitor coupled to secondary windings of the transformer, wherein the secondary windings are coupled to the primary windings. The auxiliary circuit comprises auxiliary windings coupled to the primary windings. The balancing circuit is coupled to the output circuit, the auxiliary circuit, and the input circuit. The balancing circuit is configured to balance a voltage across the primary capacitor with a voltage across the secondary capacitor.

[H03H] IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS; RESONATORS (measuring, testing G01R; arrangements for producing a reverberation or echo sound G10K 15/08; impedance networks or resonators consisting of distributed impedances, e.g. of the waveguide type, H01P; control of amplification, e.g. bandwidth control of amplifiers, H03G; tuning resonant circuits, e.g. tuning coupled resonant circuits, H03J; networks for modifying the frequency characteristics of communication systems H04B)


Adjusting repeater gain based on antenna feedback path loss
Patent No. 11201664 

Inventor(s): Dale Robert Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western, LLP. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16859890 on 04/27/2020 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a first port and a second port. The repeater can include a transmitter communicatively coupled to the first port and a receiver communicatively coupled to the second port. The transmitter can transmit a path loss signal. The receiver can receive the path loss signal transmitted by the transmitter. The repeater can include a controller. The controller can identify a first power level of the signal transmitted from the transmitter. The controller can identify a second power level of the signal received at the receiver. The controller can determine an antenna feedback path loss of the repeater based on the first power level and the second power level. The controller can set a maximum gain level for the repeater based on the antenna feedback path loss to avoid an oscillation in the repeater.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for generation of a time-based one-time password for session encryption of sensor data gathered in low-performance and IoT environments
Patent No. 11201744 

Inventor(s): Minhaj Ahmed (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, LP (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Prol Intellectual Property Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16687437 on 11/18/2019 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for a time-based one-time password security system operating at a provisioning server may comprise transmitting one or more first locally generated random-string numbers for generation of a first time-based one-time password to a remotely connected internet of things sensor and a remotely connected internet of things sensor hub. The system may also comprise executing code instructions to associate the internet of things sensor with a first client key in a table stored in a memory operatively connected to the processor, associate the internet of things sensor hub with a second client key in the table, and associate the internet of things sensor and internet of things sensor hub with the one or more first locally generated random-string numbers in the table. Further the first remotely generated random-string numbers may identify a first preset function for generation of a first session key used in encrypting and decrypting sensor data records.

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


Dynamic medium switching for hybrid networks
Patent No. 11201821 

Inventor(s): Jiun-Ren Lin (Pittsburgh, PA), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX), Xiaolin Lu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148175 on 10/01/2018 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamic medium switching in a hybrid network. A method for packet transmission by a combo device includes maintaining a wireless network confidence rating value that is indicative of packet transfer reliability of a wireless network accessed by the device. A wired network confidence rating value that is indicative of packet transfer reliability of a wired network accessed by the device is also maintained. One of the wireless network and the wired network to be used for initial transmission of the data packet is selected based on which of the wireless confidence rating value and the wired confidence rating value is indicative of a higher likelihood of the packet being successfully transmitted. The packet is routed to be transmitted via the selected network.

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


Bus monitoring system for detecting anomalies indicative of malfunctions or cyber-attacks
Patent No. 11201884 

Inventor(s): Gregory A. Ladd (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694778 on 11/25/2019 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes multiple interfaces configured to be coupled to multiple communication buses, where the interfaces are configured to receive bus traffic transmitted over the communication buses. The apparatus also includes one or more processing devices configured to implement an intrusion detection system. The intrusion detection system is configured to analyze the bus traffic received via one or more of the interfaces to identify anomalous bus traffic. The one or more processing devices are configured to execute multiple processes to concurrently analyze the bus traffic, and the multiple processes are configured to perform different analyses of the bus traffic.

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


Vulnerability validation using lightweight offensive payloads
Patent No. 11201896 

Inventor(s): Brendan Watters (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Rapid7, Inc. (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404860 on 05/07/2019 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and processes for validating vulnerabilities using lightweight offensive payloads. An attack payload limited by an execution scope that includes pre-defined exploit features for validating code execution associated with a vulnerability is generated. The attack payload is transmitted to a target computing system and a confirmation of the code execution based on at least one pre-defined exploit feature is received, permitting a determination that the vulnerability has been validated.

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


Method and system of bit rate control
Patent No. 11202067 

Inventor(s): Mahant Siddaramanna (Bangalore, , IN), Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Bangalore, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16901078 on 06/15/2020 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for bit rate control during encoding of multimedia data are disclosed. A change in complexity of a multimedia picture relative to complexity associated with one or more multimedia pictures in a multimedia sequence is determined. A complexity associated with a multimedia picture is determined based on number of bits and an average quantization associated with the multimedia picture. A bit rate is adjusted for encoding the multimedia picture based on the change in complexity of the multimedia picture. The bit rate is increased on determining an increase in complexity of the multimedia picture and is decreased on determining a decrease in complexity of the multimedia picture. Utilization of additional bits during the increase in the bit rate and saving of bits during the decrease in the bit rate are compensated during adjusting of bit rates for encoding subsequent multimedia pictures in the multimedia sequence.

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


Method and system for constraining tile processing overhead in video coding
Patent No. 11202071 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17027582 on 09/21/2020 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encoding a picture of a video sequence in a bit stream that constrains tile processing overhead is provided. The method includes computing a maximum tile rate for the video sequence, computing a maximum number of tiles for the picture based on the maximum tile rate, and encoding the picture wherein a number of tiles used to encode the picture is enforced to be no more than the maximum number of tiles.

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


Optimized edge order for de-blocking filter
Patent No. 11202102 

Inventor(s): Mullangi Venkata Ratna Reddy (Bengaluru, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16838132 on 04/02/2020 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A de-blocking filter includes a reconstructed memory that is configured to store reconstructed pixels corresponding to a current macroblock of a video image to be filtered. The current macroblock includes a set of sub-blocks, each sub-block having horizontal edges and vertical edges. An internal pixel buffer in the de-blocking filter is configured to store pixels corresponding to the set of sub-blocks from the reconstructed memory, and to store partially filtered pixels corresponding to a set of partially filtered macroblocks. An edge order controller in the de-blocking filter is configured to load the pixels corresponding to the set of sub-blocks into a filter engine from the internal pixel buffer, to filter the set of sub-blocks, such that, at least one horizontal edge is filtered before filtering all vertical edges of the set of sub-blocks.

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


Controlled environment media and communication system
Patent No. 11202120 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
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: 16866076 on 05/04/2020 (589 days app to issue)

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

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


Facilitating model-driven automated cell allocation in fifth generation (5G) or other advanced networks
Patent No. 11202210 

Inventor(s): Wei Yuan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17060963 on 10/01/2020 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: Facilitating model-driven automated cell allocation in advanced networks (e.g., 5G and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a method can comprise determining, by a system comprising a processor, a solution to an integer programming problem based on input data associated with a network inventory and configuration data for network devices of a group of network devices included in a communications network. Also, the method can comprise determining, by the system, respective cell identities and respective root sequence index assignments for the network devices. Further, the method can comprise implementing, by the system, a deployment of the respective cell identities and respective root sequence index assignments at the network devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Restrict services and policy control for always-on PDU session
Patent No. 11202223 

Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16721232 on 12/19/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless device sends a PDU session establishment request message to an access and mobility management function (AMF). The PDU session establishment request message requests establishment of a packet data unit (PDU) session for an always-on PDU session. The wireless device receives a first message from the AMF. The first message indicates at least one service associated with the always-on PDU session. The wireless device sends at least one packet of an at least one allowed service of the at least one service via the always-on PDU session.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for specifying receiver enable times in UWB communication and ranging systems
Patent No. 11202248 

Inventor(s): Aditya V. Padaki (Richardson, TX), Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Zheda Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929666 on 05/14/2020 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of a network entity in a wireless communication system supporting ranging capability is provided. The method and apparatus comprises: identifying a MAC sublayer management entity-receive-enable request (MLME-RX-ENABLE.request) primitive including a list of ranging scheduling time unit (RSTU) counter (RxOnTime) values and a number of RSTUs (RxOnDuration), wherein the MLME-RX-ENABLE.request primitive is sent to a MAC layer from a higher layer; in response to identifying the MLME-RX-ENABLE.request primitive, identifying a value of a MAC RSTU_COUNTER; determining whether the value of the MAC RSTU_COUNTER is set to an RxOnTime value included in the list of the RxOnTime values of the MLME-RX-ENABLE.request primitive; increasing the value of the MAC RSTU_COUNTER; determining whether a frame is received from another network entity based on the value of the MAC RSTU_COUNTER; and in response to determining that the frame is received, generating a MAC common part sublayer indication (MCPS-DATA.indication) primitive.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


PLMN selection for mission critical devices
Patent No. 11202253 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816607 on 11/17/2017 (1488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for selecting a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) at a user equipment (UE), comprising receiving, from a network entity, a list of PLMN identifiers, attempting to register the UE with a network using at least one PLMN identifier from the list of PLMN identifiers, and if the attempt to register with the network is successful, performing a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) registration to an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Sub-system (IMS) associated to the PLMN identifier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Combined tunneling and network management system
Patent No. 11202335 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16797142 on 02/21/2020 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for managing control of signal penetration into a building includes an exterior RF transmission unit located on an outside of the building, for transceiving signals at a first frequency that experiences losses when penetrating a structure of the building on a first RF communications link from an exterior base station and converting between the received signals at the first frequency and second signals in a first format that overcome losses caused by penetrating the structure of the building over a wireless communications link. An interior RF transmission unit located on the interior of the building and communicatively linked with the exterior RF transmission unit via the wireless communications link, receives and transmits the converted second signals in the first format that counteracts the losses caused by penetrating the structure of the building. A management control system configures operating parameters of the exterior RF transmission unit and the interior RF transmission unit within a system configuration controller. At least one interface enables user access to the management control system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Connector
Patent No. D938265 

Inventor(s): David Aaron Yanoshak (Carrollton, TX), Francisco Musiol Lima (Carrollton, TX), Gregory Elliott Needel (Carrollton, TX), Jonathan James Bryant (Carrollton, TX), Michael Andrew Kaurich (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): REV ROBOTICS LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29702175 on 08/16/2019 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Connector pin
Patent No. D938266 

Inventor(s): Chad H Jones (Frisco, TX), Marcos Gonzalez (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Signature Systems Group, LLC (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Metz Lewis Brodman Must O”Keefe LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29682331 on 03/04/2019 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Electric bike
Patent No. D938313 

Inventor(s): Christopher Zahner (New Rochelle, NY), Peter Kelly (Tustin, CA)
Assignee(s): ZOOZ BIKES LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29719898 on 01/08/2020 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined mirror arm and housing
Patent No. D938328 

Inventor(s): Dimitri T. Medina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724442 on 02/14/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined mirror arm and housing
Patent No. D938329 

Inventor(s): Dimitri T. Medina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724450 on 02/14/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined mirror arm and housing
Patent No. D938330 

Inventor(s): Dimitri T. Medina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724451 on 02/14/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Protective cover for a keypad
Patent No. D938405 

Inventor(s): Anthony Siracuse (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Partegra, LLC (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29730400 on 04/03/2020 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display panel or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D938443 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Edward Ruediger (McKinney, TX), John A. Gotcher (Prosper, TX), Matthew Schon Bogue (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Vista IP Law Group LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29733537 on 05/04/2020 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display panel or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D938444 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Edward Ruediger (McKinney, TX), John A. Gotcher (Prosper, TX), Matthew Schon Bogue (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Vista IP Law Group LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29733591 on 05/05/2020 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with a graphical user interface
Patent No. D938461 

Inventor(s): Mycale Hoffman (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc. (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29714780 on 11/26/2019 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Humeral stem
Patent No. D938591 

Inventor(s): Senthil Nathan Sambandam (Southlake, TX), Varatharaj Mounasamy (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29744930 on 08/01/2020 (500 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D938664 

Inventor(s): Josiah Wilhelm (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725236 on 02/24/2020 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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