Dallas Invents: 71 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 21

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

Patents granted include:
• 7-Eleven's multi-camera image tracking on a global plane
• Amazon's active safety systems for item sortation equipment
• Brain Games' electronic all-in game
• Fashion For Globe's searching and obtaining clothing designs while discouraging copying
• IBM's data analytics and insights brokerage service
• McAfee's detection and mitigation of fileless security threats
• State Farm's facilitating real estate transactions by analyzing user-provided data
• TazKai's real-time progressive examination preparation platform
• TI's low-power wakeup pattern detection of multiple data streams
• UniWell's pharmaceutical compositions

 

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Dec. 21, 2021  |  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 2
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 7
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 4
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 2
G: PHYSICS 24
H: ELECTRICITY 25
DESIGN: 5


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 20
Unassigned 5
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston) 3
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 3
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) 2
Paccar Inc (Bellevue, WA) 2
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland) 2
Argyrios Dellis (Allen) 2
Brian K. Kirkpatrick (Allen) 2
Dimitri T. Medina (Plano) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Guided lens design exploration system for a progressive lens simulator
Patent No. 11202563 

Inventor(s): Gergely T. Zimanyi (Berkeley, CA)
Assignee(s): NEUROLENS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Neurolens, Inc. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16294932 on 03/07/2019 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Progressive Lens Simulator comprises an Eye Tracker, for tracking an eye axis direction to determine a gaze distance, an Off-Axis Progressive Lens Simulator, for generating an Off-Axis progressive lens simulation; and an Axial Power-Distance Simulator, for simulating a progressive lens power in the eye axis direction. The Progressive Lens Simulator can alternatively include an Integrated Progressive Lens Simulator, for creating a Comprehensive Progressive Lens Simulation. The Progressive Lens Simulator can be Head-mounted. A Guided Lens Design Exploration System for the Progressive Lens Simulator can include a Progressive Lens Simulator, a Feedback-Control Interface, and a Progressive Lens Design processor, to generate a modified progressive lens simulation for the patient after a guided modification of the progressive lens design. A Deep Learning Method for an Artificial Intelligence Engine can be used for a Progressive Lens Design Processor.

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


Pharmaceutical compositions
Patent No. 11202755 

Inventor(s): Alan Jones (Argyle, TX), Cameron Currington (Corinth, TX), Cesar Rodriguez (Prosper, TX), Daniel Aldrich (Bedford, TX), David Henzler (Haslet, TX), Jeff Currington (Corinth, TX), Megha Sharma (Lewisville, TX), Michael
Assignee(s): UniWell Laboratories, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15507976 on 02/21/2016 (2130 days app to issue)

Abstract: By individually metering and dispensing specific volumes and/or weights of each component of a dosage, an amount of the components for each dose is secured with very high accuracy. A method for dosing a pharmaceutical product in a sealed container, such as, for example, a packet, sachet, blister pack, or other unit dose form. The dosage may include a first component that is a thickening agent and a second component that is an active ingredient. The thickening agent serves as a carrier that allows the active ingredient to dissolve in the mouth and be swallowed without the administration of water. The method includes providing the first component by measuring the volume or weighing the mass of the first component and measuring the volume or weighing the mass of the second component. Subsequent components may also be individually measured or weighed before being added to a package.

[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)


 

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

Ergonomic cooktop scraping utensil
Patent No. 11203109 

Inventor(s): Norman Craig Glaze (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HK INTERNATIONAL (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16525288 on 07/29/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ergonomic cooktop scraping utensil has a planar body, a first side support, a second side support, a blade, and a handle. The blade is removably attached to a distal end of the planar body, and the handle is laterally connected between the upper ends of the first and second side supports. When force is applied to the handle, it is transmitted to the side supports and into both the proximal and distal ends of the utensil. The blade is configured to be oriented at a specified blade angle relative to the cooktop surface for efficient scraping action. The handle is designed to be operated by the heel of the palm of the user in order to minimize any moment arm, and thus strain, applied to the wrist of the user.

[B25G] HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS (attaching the blades or the like to handles of hand tools for soil working A01B 1/22; handles of hand implements for harvesting A01D 1/14; handles integral with brushware A46B)


Mount systems for pylon assemblies with coaxial rotors
Patent No. 11203418 

Inventor(s): Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Michael Reaugh Smith (Colleyville, TX), Michael Scott Seifert (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16717095 on 12/17/2019 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mount system for tiltably supporting a pylon assembly of a rotorcraft. First, second, third and fourth pylon links are each coupled between the pylon assembly and the airframe of the rotorcraft. The first pylon link has a first axis, the second pylon link has a second axis, the third pylon link has a third axis and the fourth pylon link has a fourth axis. Each of the axes intersects at a focal point located proximate a coaxial rotor system having counter-rotating upper and lower rotor assemblies such that the focal point provides a virtual pivot point about which the pylon assembly tilts to generate a control moment about a center of gravity of the rotorcraft that counteracts lateral and fore/aft moments generated by the upper and lower rotor assemblies during rotorcraft maneuvers.

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


Passive tip gap management systems for ducted aircraft
Patent No. 11203421 

Inventor(s): George Matthew Thompson (Lewisville, TX), Jonathan Andrew Knoll (Burleson, TX), Nicholas Ralph Carlson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907087 on 06/19/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A proprotor system for a ducted aircraft includes a duct and proprotor blades surrounded by the duct. Each proprotor blade is rotatable about a respective pitch change axis. The proprotor blades are configured to change collective pitch about the pitch change axes. The proprotor blades are extendable along the pitch change axes into various positions including a retracted position and an extended position. The proprotor blades change between the retracted position and the extended position based on the collective pitch of the proprotor blades, thereby controlling a tip gap between the proprotor blades and the duct.

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


Duct vane rotation system
Patent No. 11203426 

Inventor(s): Elizabeth Feeley (Dallas, TX), Karl H. Schroeder (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903831 on 06/17/2020 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment is a rotor system comprising a duct ring; a hub disposed centrally to the duct ring; first and second stators each connected between the duct ring and the hub; first and second control vanes rotatably connected to the first and second stators, respectively; and a structural hoop having a first end connected to the first control vane and a second end connected to the second control vane, the structural hoop for translating rotation of the first control vane about a vane axis to the second control vane.

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


Wood lumber replacement technology
Patent No. 11203461 

Inventor(s): Keith A. Langenbeck (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Moulton Patents, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16932752 on 07/18/2020 (521 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stringer and plank pallet, system and method includes a plurality of planks made of a composite material or a non-wood material and a thickness and holes defined therein comprising a plurality of post cutouts in each of a first and a second end of the plurality of planks. A plurality of stringers made of the composite or non-wood material are configured to receive the plurality of planks via a plurality of post plugs equivalent to the plank thickness and complementary to the plurality of post cutouts. An assembled outside surface relation of the plurality of stringers to the plurality of planks is self-aligning and flush. A plurality of holes are defined in the planks adjacent a first and a second end of the post cutouts to receive a plurality of fasteners driven into the plurality of stringers.

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


Active safety systems for item sortation equipment
Patent No. 11203491 

Inventor(s): Justin Stone (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17039338 on 09/30/2020 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for active safety systems for item sortation equipment. In one embodiment, an example system for an item sortation machine may include a first camera configured to image a first exterior portion of the item sortation machine, memory configured to store computer-executable instructions, and at least one processor configured to access the memory and execute the computer-executable instructions to detect a human present at a first location in the first exterior portion, and determine, using the first location, a first portion of an aisle of the item sortation machine to designate a restricted travel zone. Shuttles of the item sortation machine in the restricted travel zone may be prevented from movement. The system may determine that a first shuttle of the item sortation machine is in the restricted travel zone, and may cause the first shuttle to be paused.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)


Microelectromechanical system cavity packaging
Patent No. 11203524 

Inventor(s): Jose Antonio Martinez (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16798775 on 02/24/2020 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a cavity is formed between a substrate and a cap. One or more access holes are formed through the cap for removing portions of a sacrificial layer from within the cavity. A cover is supported by the cap, where the cover is for occulting the one or more access holes along a perspective. An encapsulant seals the cavity, where the encapsulant encapsulates the cover and the one or more access holes.

[B81C] PROCESSES OR APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS (making microcapsules or microballoons B01J 13/02; processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/22) [7]


 

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

NH free and Si-rich per-hydridopolysilzane compositions, their synthesis, and applications
Patent No. 11203528 

Inventor(s): Zhiwen Wan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): American Air Liquide, Inc. (Fremont, CA), L”Air Liquide, Socit Anonyme pour l”Etude et l”Exploitation des Procds Georges Claude (Paris, , FR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16815646 on 03/11/2020 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Solid or liquid NH free, C-free, and Si-rich perhydropolysilazane compositions comprising units having the following formula [N(SiH[subscript]3[/subscript])[subscript]x[/subscript](SiH[subscript]2[/subscript])[subscript]y[/subscript]], wherein x=0, 1, or 2 and y=0, 1, or 2 when x+y=2; and x=0, 1 or 2 and y=1, 2, or 3 when x+y=3 are disclosed. Also disclosed are synthesis methods and applications for the same.

[C01B] NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (fermentation or enzyme-using processes for the preparation of elements or inorganic compounds except carbon dioxide C12P 3/00; production of non-metallic elements or inorganic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B)


Hydrogen peroxide and gluconic acid production
Patent No. 11203769 

Inventor(s): Gaurab Chakrabarti (Dallas, TX), Sean T. Hunt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15430782 on 02/13/2017 (1772 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hydrogen peroxide and gluconic acid production method and system is disclosed that can include receiving an aqueous solution having glucose, water, and glucose oxidase at a reaction chamber. Here, the reaction chamber facilitates an enzymatic reaction between a gas phase and a liquid phase of the aqueous solution, thereby yielding a first solution comprising hydrogen peroxide, gluconic acid, and the glucose oxidase. The method can further include receiving the first solution at a separation chamber, wherein the separation chamber is comprised of a semi-permeable membrane having a pre-defined molecular weight barrier for separating the glucose oxidase, thereby resulting in a combined hydrogen peroxide and gluconic acid solution. The method can further include at least partially converting the gluconic acid into a gluconate salt, and separating and concentrating the hydrogen peroxide from the gluconic acid or gluconate salt via vacuum flash evaporation and vacuum distillation.

[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

Multi-layered cap shingle with enhanced wind performance and method of making same
Patent No. 11203871 

Inventor(s): Luis Duque (Hackensack, NJ), Ming-Liang Shiao (Basking Ridge, NJ), Sudhir Railkar (Wayne, NJ)
Assignee(s): BMIC, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915005 on 06/29/2020 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-layer cap shingle for installation along a ridge, hip, or rake of a roof includes a forward exposure area and a rear headlap area. The multi-layer cap shingle includes at least two layers of shingle material, a top layer and a bottom layer each having opposed edges. The layers are bonded together with patches of lamination adhesive adjacent their opposed edges. The bottom layer is configured with a deformation-absorbing mechanism such as a pair of slots extending from a forward edge reawardly inboard of the lamination adhesive patches. When the multi-layer cap shingle is bent over a roof ridge, the slots of the bottom layer of shingle material narrow in width to account for the fact that the bottom layer must bend around an arc of slightly smaller radius than the top layer of shingle material. As a result, the opposed edges of the bottom and top layers of shingle material remain aligned and both edges of the top layer are laminated to the bottom layer to increase wind lift resistance of the installed multi-layer cap shingle.

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


Equalizing device for safety valves
Patent No. 11203917 

Inventor(s): Bharat B. Pawar (Carrollton, TX), Cody Loy Campbell (Richardson, TX), James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Jimmie Robert Williamson (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16774703 on 01/28/2020 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A subsurface safety valve for controlling fluid flow in a well conduit incorporating a pressure equalizing feature. The safety valve includes a body member having a longitudinal bore, a valve actuator having axial movement within the longitudinal bore and a valve that restricts flow through the longitudinal bore. An equalization fluid flow passageway provides a fluid path between the longitudinal bore above the valve and the longitudinal bore below the valve. An equalizing device is located within the equalization fluid flow passageway and configured to resist sand and debris effects on its operation, the equalizing device regulating flow through the equalization fluid flow passageway and operated by the valve actuator prior to opening the valve.

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


Energy transfer mechanism for wellbore junction assembly
Patent No. 11203926 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX), Xiaoguang Allan Zhong (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16309274 on 12/19/2017 (1463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A unitary multilateral junction for deployment in a wellbore, wherein the multilateral junction permits electrical power and communications signals to be established in both a lateral wellbore and a main wellbore utilizing capacitive coupling and a cavity resonator. The unitary junction assembly generally includes a conduit with a first upper aperture, a first lower aperture and a second lower aperture where the first lower aperture is defined at the distal end of a primary passageway extending from a conduit junction and a second lower aperture defined at the distal end of a lateral passageway extending from the conduit junction. A lower wireless energy transfer mechanism in the form of a capacitive coupler is positioned along at least one of the passageways between the distal end of the passageway and the junction. A cavity resonator is adjacent the capacitive coupler to enhance the electric field signal of the capacitive coupler.

[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]


Wellbore pressure surge simulation systems, methods to perform surge simulations, and methods to configure pressure surge simulation systems
Patent No. 11203928 

Inventor(s): Brenden Michael Grove (Mansfield, TX), Jacob Andrew McGregor (Fort Worth, TX), Liam Dubs (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16685981 on 11/15/2019 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wellbore pressure surge simulation systems, methods to perform pressure surge simulations, and methods to configure pressure surge simulation systems are disclosed. A wellbore pressure surge simulation system includes a core chamber configured to store a core sample of a downhole formation inside the core chamber. The wellbore pressure surge simulation system also includes a fluid chamber that is fluidly connected to the core chamber and having a first compartment that is configured to store a first fluid and a second compartment that is configured to store a second fluid. The wellbore pressure surge simulation system further includes a wellbore chamber positioned adjacent to the core chamber and configured to store the first fluid. The wellbore pressure surge simulation system further includes a flow restrictor configured to restrict fluid flow from the wellbore chamber.

[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

 

Support for reciprocating pump
Patent No. 11204030 

Inventor(s): Chandu Kumar (Fort Worth, TX), Donald Keith Plemons (Fort Worth, TX), Edward C. Kotapish (Willow Park, TX), Jacob A. Bayyouk (Richardson, TX), John M. McCrady (Burleson, TX), Kourosh Momenkhani (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SPM Oil Gas Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16723841 on 12/20/2019 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A skid for supporting a reciprocating pump assembly, the reciprocating pump assembly including a power end frame assembly having a pair of end plate segments and a plurality of middle plate segments disposed between the end plate segments. The end plate segments each have at least a pair of feet and the middle plate segments each having at least one foot. The skid includes a base and a plurality of pads extending from the base. At least a portion of the plurality of pads correspond to the end plate segment feet and at least another portion of the plurality of pads correspond to the at least one foot of each middle plate segment.

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


Acoustic absorber with integrated heat sink
Patent No. 11204204 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Hideo Iizuka (Ann Arbor, MI), Taehwa Lee (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: 16296412 on 03/08/2019 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermal management assembly is provided for both removing heat and absorbing acoustic energy. The thermal management assembly includes a heat sink base component and a plurality of thermally conductive fins disposed in a sparsely-arranged array in thermal communication with the heat sink base component. Each fin defines a two-sided Helmholtz unit cell disposed in a periodic array extending from the heat sink base component. Each unit cell includes a lossy resonator and a lossless resonator. The lossy resonator includes a first chamber portion bounded by at least one first boundary wall defining a first chamber volume, and a first neck forming an opening in the first chamber portion. The lossless resonator includes a second chamber portion bounded by at least one second boundary wall defining a second chamber volume, and a second neck forming an opening in the second chamber portion.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Motor vehicle artificial intelligence expert system dangerous driving warning and control system and method
Patent No. 11203294 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17334334 on 05/28/2021 (207 days app to issue)

Abstract: Specifically programmed, integrated motor vehicle dangerous driving warning and control system and methods comprising at least one specialized communication computer machine including electronic artificial intelligence expert system decision making capability further comprising one or more motor vehicle electronic sensors for monitoring the motor vehicle and for monitoring activities of the driver and/or passengers including activities related to the use of cellular telephones and/or other wireless communication devices and further comprising electronic communications transceiver assemblies for communications with external sensor networks for monitoring dangerous driving situations, weather conditions, roadway conditions, pedestrian congestion and motor vehicle traffic congestion conditions to derive warning and/or control signals for warning the driver of dangerous driving situations and/or for controlling the motor vehicle driver use of a cellular telephone and/or other wireless communication devices.

[G08G] TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic B61L; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/88; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes G01S 13/93, G01S 15/93, G01S 17/93; control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment G05D 1/00) [2]


Background suppression for MM-wave spectroscopy
Patent No. 11204378 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Argyrios Dellis (Allen, TX), Juan Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16730914 on 12/30/2019 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes first and second gas cells, each comprising a respective sealed interior waveguide. The first gas cell contains a dipolar gas and the second gas cell does not contain a dipolar gas. The system includes first and second transmit antennas coupled to the first and second gas cells, respectively, to provide first and second electromagnetic waves to the interior of the first and second gas cells, respectively; first receive antenna coupled to the first gas cell to generate a first signal indicative of an amount of energy in the first electromagnetic wave after travel through the first gas cell; second receive antenna coupled to the second gas cell to generate a second signal indicative of an amount of energy in the second electromagnetic wave after travel through the second gas cell; processor configured to calculate a background-free signal based on a difference between the first and second signals.

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


Transition fault test (TFT) clock receiver system
Patent No. 11204385 

Inventor(s): Gautam Sanjay Kale (Kundalahalli Colony, , IN), Nagalinga Swamy B. Aremallapur (Ranebennur, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Horamavu, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16863906 on 04/30/2020 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a clock receiver system. The system includes a scan clock generator configured to receive a shift clock signal and a high-speed clock signal and to generate a scan clock signal for a transition fault test (TFT) based on the high-speed clock signal. The scan clock generator can provide the scan clock signal as having a pulse sequence comprising at least one preliminary pulse followed by periodic logic state transitions in a capture window during the TFT. The system also includes receiver logic configured to receive the scan clock signal and being programmed to identify each of the at least one preliminary pulse and the periodic logic state transitions in the capture window to pass the TFT.

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


Compact millimeter wave system
Patent No. 11204588 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Argyrios Dellis (Allen, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17020877 on 09/15/2020 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A millimeter wave apparatus, with a substrate, a transceiver in a first fixed position relative to the substrate, and a gas cell in a second fixed position relative to the substrate. The clock apparatus also comprises at least four waveguides.

[G04F] TIME-INTERVAL MEASURING (measuring pulse characteristics G01R, e.g. G01R 29/02; in radar or like systems G01S; masers H01S 1/00; generation of oscillations H03B; generation or counting of pulses, frequency dividing H03K; analogue/digital conversion in general H03M 1/00) [2]


Low-power wakeup pattern detection of multiple data streams
Patent No. 11204638 

Inventor(s): Andreas Michael Schoch (Moosburg ab der Isar, , DE), Ernst Muellner (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16727116 on 12/26/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a technology for a wakeup patterndata stream correlation by a detector to provide a trigger condition for a microcontroller in a wakeup receiver (WuRX). For example, the detector includes a data packet layer with a plurality of index registers that are updated through sampling of data streams. A sample clock is coupled to each of the plurality of index registers to independently activate each of the plurality of index registers. A shared comparator will then compare the updated plurality of index registers to corresponding shift registers that are initialized with rotating wakeup pattern bits. Based upon a number of matching results, the detector generates a triggering signal that facilitates a low-power operating mode to a high-power operating mode change.

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


System and method for radar gesture recognition
Patent No. 11204647 

Inventor(s): Piyali Goswami (Karnataka, , IN), Sachin Bharadwaj (Karnataka, , IN), Sandeep Rao (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15952453 on 04/13/2018 (1348 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for gesture recognition includes receiving, by a processor, a first digital intermediate frequency (IF) signal stream from a first receive antenna and receiving, by the processor, a second digital IF signal stream from a second receive antenna. The method also includes computing, by the processor, a weighted Doppler metric stream based on the first digital IF signal stream and the second digital IF signal stream and computing, by the processor, an angle metric stream based on the first digital IF signal stream and the second digital IF signal stream. Additionally, the method includes computing, by the processor, a correlation between the weighted Doppler metric stream and the angle metric stream, to generate a first correlation and recognizing, by the processor, a gesture, based on the first correlation.

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


Mitigating incompatibilities due to code updates in a system containing multiple networked electronic control units
Patent No. 11204751 

Inventor(s): Naghmana Majed (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125417 on 09/07/2018 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, by a validator node, candidate update code for installation on one of multiple networked ECUs of a vehicle as a target node, identifying one or more other ECUs on the network that communicate with the target node as impacted nodes, checking for known adverse conditions between the candidate update code and existing code of the impacted nodes, in the case an adverse condition is identified, preventing the update code from being installed on the target node, in the case no adverse condition is identified, and no adverse condition is identified by any peer validator node, allowing the update code to be installed on the target node, forming, by the validator node, a block containing information of the candidate update code and its installation disposition, and appending the block to a blockchain utilized by at least one of the peer validator nodes.

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


Methods and systems for using UART and single wire protocols
Patent No. 11204887 

Inventor(s): Amit Ashara (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17103117 on 11/24/2020 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for data communication using the single wire communication protocol and the universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter (UART) communication protocol are disclosed. The method includes receiving by a first device a reset pulse. The method includes operating the first device in a standard speed single wire protocol if the width of the reset pulse is between 480 and 640 micro seconds. The method includes operating the first device in an overdrive speed single wire protocol if the width of the reset pulse is between 48 and 80 micro seconds. The method includes operating the first device in a universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter (UART) protocol if the width of the reset pulse is between 240 and 480 micro seconds. The method includes transmitting by the first device an answer responsive to the reset pulse. The method includes synchronizing the first device with a host device responsive to the reset pulse.

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


Data analytics and insights brokerage service
Patent No. 11204965 

Inventor(s): Karl J. Cama (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15401331 on 01/09/2017 (1807 days app to issue)

Abstract: Generating insight on a set of data is provided. A request for information regarding a specific topic is received from a client device corresponding to a requester. An analysis is performed on the request and a type of the information requested is determined based on the analysis. A set of information vendors is selected from a plurality of known information vendors based on the type of the information requested and other factors. Insights on the type of the information requested are obtained from the selected set of information vendors and an analysis is performed on the insights. A response to the request is generated based on the analysis of the insights on the type of the information requested that was obtained from the selected set of information vendors. The response to the request is sent to the client device corresponding to the requester.

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


Methods and systems for providing an augmented reality interface for saving information for recognized objects
Patent No. 11204974 

Inventor(s): Daniel Martinez (Plano, TX), Jonathan Castaneda (Plano, TX), Stewart Youngblood (Allen, TX), Victoria Blacksher (Plano, TX), William Hardin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, L.L.P (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16516453 on 07/19/2019 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes displaying and capturing image data containing an object and accessing a plurality of records related to objects, selecting a record related to the captured object, obtaining an identifier of a vendor of the object of the selected data record, combining the selected data record and the vendor identifier to form a search record, displaying, based on the search record, an augmented reality interface to receive a first interactive action for saving the search record, receiving the first interactive action, saving, in response to receiving the first interactive action, the search record into a searchable data structure, receiving a second interactive action, retrieving, in response to receiving the second interactive action, the search record from the searchable data structure, updating the vendor identifier based on the retrieved search record, and displaying information related to the search record.

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


Detection and mitigation of fileless security threats
Patent No. 11204998 

Inventor(s): Cedric Cochin (Portland, OR), German Lancioni (San Jose, CA), Kunal Mehta (Hillsboro, OR)
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16056828 on 08/07/2018 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is disclosed in one example a computing apparatus, including: a hardware platform; and a storage medium having stored thereon executable instructions to provide an inference engine configured to: receive a new suspicious fragment object from a protected device; add the new suspicious fragment object to a rolling map configured to provide a temporal snapshot of suspicious fragment objects over a time span; determine a connection between the new suspicious fragment object and an existing suspicious fragment object within the rolling map; apply the connection to a connection map; and operate a map classifier to determine that the connection map represents a probable computer security threat.

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


Method and apparatus of performing data executable integrity verification
Patent No. 11204999 

Inventor(s): William Charles Easttom (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16861154 on 04/28/2020 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of verifying an application installation procedure. One example method of operation may include receiving an application at a computer device and initiating the installation of the application on the computer device. The method may also provide executing the application during the installation procedure and creating a hash value corresponding to the executed application data. The method may further provide storing the hash value in memory and comparing the hash value to a pre-stored hash value to determine whether to continue the installation of the application.

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


Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same
Patent No. 11205058 

Inventor(s): Eric McMurry (Richardson, TX), John P. Volpi (Garland, TX), Logan Scott (Fort Collins, CO)
Assignee(s): Lone Star SCM Systems, LP (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16853673 on 04/20/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control and processing system for use with an interrogator and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the control and processing system includes a correlation subsystem having a correlator that correlates a reference code with a reply code from a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and provides a correlation signal therefrom. The control and processing system also includes a decision subsystem that verifies a presence of the RFID tag as a function of the correlation signal.

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


Methods and apparatus to collect distributed user information for media impressions
Patent No. 11205191 

Inventor(s): Madhusudhan Reddy Alla (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049478 on 07/30/2018 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disclosed example includes an identifier extractor to: extract a first identifier from mobile device communications at a merchant location; and store the first identifier in a database associated with the merchant location; a communications interface to: monitor for the mobile device communications, the identifier extractor to extract the first identifier in response to the communications interface identifying the mobile device communications during the monitoring; receive a request including the first identifier from an audience measurement entity; and when the first identifier is present in the database, send an association between the first identifier and the merchant location to the audience measurement entity; and a collection interface to determine whether the first identifier is present in the database.

[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]


Methods for searching and obtaining clothing designs while discouraging copying
Patent No. 11205209 

Inventor(s): Girisha Siddappa (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): FASHION FOR GLOBE LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13899324 on 05/21/2013 (3136 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one instance, a system provides an electronic marketplace that matches designers, who can be geographically dispersed and who submit fashion designs into the system, with retailers and fashion companies, who are looking for designs to make finished garments and sale. The system can optionally include factories so that the designer, retailer can have the factories immediately fabricate the selected designs. Optionally, it may also include boutiques that are specialized version of the retailers looking for a particular product for a niche group or market. Other systems and methods are presented.

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


System and method for visual traceability of requirements for products
Patent No. 11205220 

Inventor(s): Burthal Corbin (Loveland, OH), Damodar Bhandarkar (Dallas, TX), Mark Sampson (Hurricane, UT)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16467887 on 02/28/2017 (1757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is provided for visual traceability of requirements for products. The system may include a processor configured to generate a user interface through a display device that outputs a listing of at least a portion of a plurality of requirements for a product based on data stored in a data store that specifies associations between requirements and one or more of a plurality of components included in the product. The processor may receive a first input through at least one input device that is representative of a first selection of at least one of the plurality of requirements. Responsive to the first selection, the processor may determine at least one component that is associated in the data store with the at least one requirement for the product that was selected via the first input and cause the user interface to visually indicate in a three dimensional (3D) visualization of a 3D model of the product, which of the plurality of components shown in the 3D visualization of the 3D model of the product are associated with the at least one requirement that was selected via the first input.

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


System and method for facilitating real estate transactions by analyzing user-provided data
Patent No. 11205236 

Inventor(s): Taylor Griffin Smith (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15879210 on 01/24/2018 (1427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of identifying a home to facilitate a real estate transaction includes generating a set of neural network objects wherein each object includes a neural network model, an address, and an image, training the neural network model in each object to emit a confidence score by a neural network analyzing the image to identify key features, receiving an example address and example image, selecting a set of trained neural network objects wherein each object in the set of trained neural network objects includes a trained neural network model, landmark address, and landmark image, generating a set of confidence scores by applying the example image to the trained neural network model in each object, generating based on the set of confidence scores a result set, transmitting the result set to a user, and displaying the result in the user device.

[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]


Private digitized, decentralized and distributed controlled-environment facility ledger systems and methods
Patent No. 11205238 

Inventor(s): Adam Christopher Edwards (Fort Worth, TX), Danny C. Milliorn (Waxahachie, TX), Shuaib Suleman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16363737 on 03/25/2019 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: A private digitized, decentralized, and distributed controlled-environment facility ledger is created using a genesis hash and wallet code assigned to a controlled-environment facility resident upon intake of the resident into the facility. In response to an occurrence of a first controlled-environment facility transaction with respect to the resident, a first new hash containing a cryptographic hash of the genesis hash is built, and the ledger is updated to reflect the first transaction, and to associate the first new hash with the first transaction, both with respect to the resident. Thereafter, subsequent new hashes, each containing a cryptographic hash from each prior hash, are each built in response to each subsequent controlled-environment facility transaction with respect to the resident, and the ledger is updated to reflect each subsequent transaction, and associate each subsequent new hash with the respective subsequent transaction, both with respect to the resident.

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


Multi-camera image tracking on a global plane
Patent No. 11205277 

Inventor(s): Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16884434 on 05/27/2020 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes sensors and a tracking subsystem. The subsystem receives a first image feed from a first sensor and a second image feed from a second sensor. The field-of view of the second sensor at least partially overlaps with that of the first sensor. The subsystem detects, in a frame from the first feed, a first contour associated with an object. The subsystem determines, based on pixel coordinates of the first contour, a first pixel position of the object. The subsystem detects, in a frame from the second feed, a second contour associated with the same object. The subsystem determines, based on pixel coordinates of the second contour, a second pixel position of the object. Based on the first pixel position and the second pixel position, a global position for the object is determined in a space.

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


Ticket management system
Patent No. 11205322 

Inventor(s): Mark Olmstead (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601249 on 10/14/2019 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ticket management system including a gaming establishment management tool, a gaming device, and a virtual wallet stored on a mobile device. A printer is located in a back office of the gaming establishment to print, store, track, and easily locate tickets. The tickets include financial transactional data, such as a cashout transaction, including a cashout amount and a gaming machine associative identifier. The accounting management tool and the virtual wallet exchange financial transaction data to properly record and display gaming account balances, gaming credits, and identifiers. The gaming establishment management tool, the gaming device, and the printer each include scanners, configured as validators, to validate a ticket, a gaming machine transaction, or a virtual wallet transaction respectively.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


System and method for electronic all-in game
Patent No. 11205324 

Inventor(s): Hugh Sconyers (Las Vegas, NV)
Assignee(s): BRAIN GAMES, L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16333969 on 07/15/2016 (1985 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic game machine includes a display, an interface for receiving input from a human player, a processor executing preprogrammed instructions in response to an input from the human player, an input device for (i) receiving value and crediting the human player with wagering units and a data storage device storing preprogrammed instructions executed by the processor to: a) receive an input whereby the human player chooses to be a first or second player, b) randomly generate a first game state for the first player, c) receive an input from the first player selecting to (i) wager all of the first player”s available wagering units, or (ii) decline to play and forfeit a wagering unit, d) if the first player wagers, receive a compulsory wager from the second player, generate a second game state for the second player, determine an outcome and award the wagered units to the winning player.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Real time progressive examination preparation platform system and method
Patent No. 11205352 

Inventor(s): Daniel Reeves Jones (Anna, TX), Jonathan Weeks Haws (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TazKai, LLC (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16445466 on 06/19/2019 (916 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for providing dynamic examination preparation course content to users wherein a progressive content module in real time assigns difficulty values to questions according to previous users” answer and selects future questions for an individual user according to previous answers received from the user and pass prediction values assigned to the user.

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


Controlling word line voltages to reduce read disturb in a memory device
Patent No. 11205493 

Inventor(s): Abu Naser Zainuddin (Milpitas, CA), Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Jiahui Yuan (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17080628 on 10/26/2020 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for reducing read disturb in a memory device by reducing the channel gradient and therefore reducing the charge injection to the memory cell. Channels of unselected NAND strings are boosted before reading memory cells in selected NAND strings. The boosting involves applying a positive voltage to source ends and drain ends of the unselected NAND strings, while drain-side select gate transistors are turned on and then off and a voltage signal of non-adjacent word lines of a selected word line, WLn, increases to a read pass voltage. A voltage signal of adjacent word lines of WLn is increased to a peak level to increase the channel conduction for faster read, where the peak level is less than the read pass voltage, decreased to a reduced level to reduce a channel gradient and therefore reduce a read disturb, then increased to the read pass voltage.

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


System and method for providing synchronized interactive multimedia content to mobile devices based on geolocation of a vehicle
Patent No. 11206432 

Inventor(s): Cameron Fowler (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Sullivan (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Digital Seat Media, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Vos-IP, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17022808 on 09/16/2020 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system has a plurality of machine readable tags, and includes a server system for synchronizing the display of interactive mobile content on a user device with a destination of a vehicle, the system. Each of the machine readable tags encodes an address, and is mounted within the vehicle for access by persons in the vehicle. The system receives a request from the user device, generated by scanning one of the machine readable tags, and determines the destination of the vehicle. A coupon is selected and provided that corresponds with the destination of the vehicle. The users on the vehicle that have selected the coupon for download are determined, each of the users who have downloaded the coupon are notified of the identities of the other users who downloaded the coupon, and transportation of all of the users is facilitated, to the location of the restaurant so they may utilize the coupon which each of them downloaded.

[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]


 

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Observation platform for using structured communications
Patent No. 11205148 

Inventor(s): Andrew W. Kittler (Atherton, CA), Guy R. VanBuskirk (Grapevine, TX), Steven Paul Russell (Menlo Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Theatro Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16812076 on 03/06/2020 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of observing users of communication devices, a central computer system recognizes a first user associated with a first communication device and a second user associated with a second communication device. The central computer system observes a communication between the first communication device and the second communication device, wherein at least a portion of the communication is an audible communication. The central computer system relays the communication between the first communication device and the second communication device. The central computer system identifies features of the communication and makes the features available for decision making purposes.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for stripping one or more layers from a semiconductor wafer
Patent No. 11205575 

Inventor(s): Brian Edward Hornung (Richardson, TX), Brian K. Kirkpatrick (Allen, TX), Byron Joseph Palla (Murphy, TX), Douglas Ticknor Grider (McKinney, TX), Stephen Alan Keller (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552321 on 08/27/2019 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit includes forming a first layer having a first material type over a first side of a semiconductor wafer. A second layer having a second different material type is removed from a second opposing side of the semiconductor wafer using a first process that removes the second material type at a greater rate than the first material type. Subsequent to removing the second layer, the first layer is removed using a second different process.

[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]


Dopant anneal with stabilization step for IC with matched devices
Patent No. 11205578 

Inventor(s): Brian K. Kirkpatrick (Allen, TX), Kenneth Palomino (San Francisco, CA), Mahalingam Nandakumar (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161920 on 10/16/2018 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) includes providing a substrate having a semiconductor surface layer thereon including a field dielectric in a portion of the semiconductor surface layer and a pair of matched devices in at least one of a CMOS area, BiCMOS area, bipolar transistor area, and a resistor area. Dopants are ion implanted into the at least one of the CMOS area, the BiCMOS area, the bipolar transistor area, and the resistor area. The substrate is annealed in a processing chamber of a rapid thermal processor (RTP). The annealing comprises an initial temperature stabilization step including first annealing at a lower temperature for a first time of at least 20 seconds, and then a second annealing comprising ramping from the lower temperature to a peak higher temperature that is at least 100 C. higher () than the lower temperature.

[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]


Leadframe capacitors
Patent No. 11205611 

Inventor(s): Sreeram Subramanyam Nasum (Bangalore, , IN), Tarunvir Singh (Punjab, , IN), Vijaylaximi Khanolkar (Pune, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16901310 on 06/15/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device having a package structure with conductive leads, first and second dies in the package structure, as well as first and second conductive plates electrically coupled to the respective first and second dies and having respective first and second sides spaced apart from and directly facing one another with a portion of the package structure extending between the first side of the first conductive plate and the second side of the second conductive plate to form a capacitor. No other side of the first conductive plate directly faces a side of the second conductive plate, and no other side of the second conductive plate directly faces a side of the first conductive plate.

[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]


Device and method for alignment of vertically stacked wafers and die
Patent No. 11205621 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Paul Ferreira (Barraux, , FR), Ronald K. Sampson (Lagrangeville, NY), Walter Kleemeier (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16808090 on 03/03/2020 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device is provided that includes a first die having a first alignment structure that includes a plurality of first transmission columns arranged in a pattern and a second die positioned on the first die, the second die having a second alignment structure that includes a plurality of second transmission columns arranged in the same pattern as the first transmission columns. The first and second transmission columns are each coplanar with a first surface and a second surface of the first and second die, respectively.

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


Method of fabricating a thick oxide feature on a semiconductor wafer
Patent No. 11205695 

Inventor(s): Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), Elizabeth C. Stewart (Dallas, TX), Jay Sung Chun (Plano, TX), Jeffrey Alan West (Dallas, TX), Thomas D. Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850999 on 12/21/2017 (1461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of fabricating a thick oxide feature on a semiconductor wafer include forming a oxide layer having a thickness of at least six micrometers and depositing a photoresist layer on the oxide layer. The oxide layer has a first etch rate of X with a given etchant, the photoresist layer has a second etch rate of Y with the given etchant and the ratio of X:Y is less than 4:1. Prior to etching the photoresist layer and the oxide layer, the photoresist layer is patterned with a grayscale mask that creates a photoresist layer having a sidewall that forms an angle with the horizontal that is less than or equal to 10 degrees.

[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]


High performance super-beta NPN (SBNPN)
Patent No. 11205718 

Inventor(s): Bernhard Benna (Nandlstadt, , DE), Berthold Staufer (Moosberg, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695718 on 11/26/2019 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes one or more bipolar transistors, each including a first dielectric layer located over a semiconductor layer having a first conductivity type, the dielectric layer including an opening. A second dielectric layer is located between the first dielectric layer and the semiconductor layer. The second dielectric layer defines a first recess between the first dielectric layer and the semiconductor substrate at a first side of the opening, and a second recess between the first dielectric layer and the semiconductor substrate at a second opposite side of the opening. A first doped region of the semiconductor layer is located under the opening, the first doped region having a different second conductivity type and a first width. A second doped region of the semiconductor layer is also under the opening, the second doped region having the second conductivity type and underlying the first recess and the second recess.

[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]


Hysteretic boost converter with inductor peak current gear-shifting
Patent No. 11205961 

Inventor(s): Keliu Shu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16384041 on 04/15/2019 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device has a DC/DC boost converter that includes a power NFET. The power NFET is coupled between a first pin, which can be coupled to a battery through an inductor, and a second pin that can be coupled to a ground plane. A switch-node is coupled to a third pin, which can be coupled to a diode to provide a boosted output voltage. A gate driver can receive a FET-on signal and drive a gate of the power NFET. A digital logic circuit provides the FET-on signal and includes an Ipeak gear-shifting circuit that dynamically changes the value of a peak inductor current responsive to one or more determinations that are related to one of the boosted output voltage and a switching frequency of the DC/DC boost converter.

[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]


Methods and apparatus to calibrate a power converter
Patent No. 11205965 

Inventor(s): Brian Thomas Lynch (Brookline, NH), Luis Gonzales (Washington, DC), Stefan Wlodzimierz Wiktor (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16714140 on 12/13/2019 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to calibrate a power converter. An example apparatus includes a comparator including a first input terminal, a second input terminal, and an output terminal, the first input terminal of the comparator configured to be coupled to a filter to receive a filtered feedback signal, the second input terminal of the comparator configured to receive a first voltage signal, and the output terminal of the comparator coupled to a node, an oscillator including an output terminal, and a voltage stepper including a first input terminal, a second input terminal, and an output terminal, the first input terminal of the voltage stepper configured to receive a second voltage signal, the second input terminal of the voltage stepper coupled to the output terminal of the oscillator, and the output terminal of the voltage stepper configured to be coupled to an error amplifier.

[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]


DPLL restart without frequency overshoot
Patent No. 11206027 

Inventor(s): Ari Kalevi Vnnen (Oulu, , FI), Janne Matias Pahkala (Oulu, , FI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16900208 on 06/12/2020 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) having a loop filter and a digitally-controlled oscillator (DCO). The system also includes a clock generator coupled to an output of the DPLL, and a plurality of clock domains coupled to the clock generator. The DPLL is configured to transition between a low power mode and a normal mode, wherein the loop filter is configured to maintain its value when the DPLL transitions from the normal mode to the low power mode. The DCO is configured to output a DCO clock signal based on the maintained loop filter value when the DPLL transitions from the low power mode to the normal mode.

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


Analog to digital (A/D) converter with internal diagnostic circuit
Patent No. 11206035 

Inventor(s): Amal Kumar Kundu (Bangalore, , IN), Minkle Eldho Paul (Karnataka, , IN), Rahul Vijay Kulkarni (Bangalore, , IN), Shridhar More (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16702090 on 12/03/2019 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog to digital (A/D) converter includes a capacitor array having respective first terminals selectively coupled to a reference voltage or ground via a plurality of switches and having respective second terminals coupled to a sample and hold (S/H) output. The A/D converter also includes a voltage comparator having a first input coupled to the S/H output and having a second input coupled to a bias voltage. The voltage comparator is configured to output a comparison voltage responsive to a sampled charge at the S/H output and the bias voltage. The A/D converter also includes a successive approximation register coupled to receive the comparison voltage and configured to output an approximate digital code responsive to the comparison voltage, wherein the approximate digital code is varied by controlling an equivalent capacitance of the capacitor array.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


Integrated self-test mechanism for an analog-to-digital converter, a reference voltage source, a low dropout regulator, or a power supply
Patent No. 11206036 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Gopal Godbole (Solapur, , IN), Rahul Vijay Kulkarni (Bengaluru, , IN), Shridhar Atmaram More (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16709809 on 12/10/2019 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated self-test mechanism for monitoring an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a reference voltage (V[subscript]ref[/subscript]) source associated with the ADC, a low-dropout regulator (LDO), or a power supply is provided. In one example, an ADC that is associated with an integrated circuit (IC) can monitor its own V[subscript]ref[/subscript], the voltage (V[subscript]LBO[/subscript]) of an LDO associated with the IC, or the voltage (AVDD) provided to an electrical coupling mechanism in the IC that is coupled to a power supply associated with the IC. The ADC can generate a digital output code based, at least in part, on the V[subscript]ref [/subscript]and one or more of the V[subscript]LBO [/subscript]and the AVDD. The digital output code can be used to determine whether one or more of the ADC, the V[subscript]ref [/subscript]source, the LDO, and the power supply is malfunctioning or nonoperational.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


Digital offset frequency generator based radio frequency transmitter
Patent No. 11206051 

Inventor(s): Debapriya Sahu (Bangalore, , IN), Raghu Ganesan (Bangalore, , IN), Srinivas Venkata Veeramreddi (Basava Nagar, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16896557 on 06/09/2020 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a frequency multiplier circuit to receive a base frequency signal, multiply the base frequency signal, and output the multiple of the base frequency signal, and includes an offset frequency generator, including at least one logic gate, to receive the multiple of the base frequency signal and output an offset frequency signal from the at least one logic gate combination. A mixing circuit receives the offset frequency signal and a digital data signal, converts the digital data signal into an analog representation of the digital data signal, and mixes the offset frequency signal and the analog representation of the digital data signal to produce a mixed signal. The device yet further includes a power amplifier to amplify the mixed signal and output the amplified mixed signal as an output frequency signal of the device.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for low-latency beam selection
Patent No. 11206076 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946915 on 07/10/2020 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for low-latency beam selection. A method for operating user equipment (UE) includes receiving configuration information on a set of uplink (UL) beams and at least one associated sounding reference signal (SRS) resource. Each of the UL beams is associated with one RS resource. The method further includes detecting that an event occurs; calculating an UL beam reporting associated with at least one of the UL beams; initiating or receiving a request for an SRS transmission; and transmitting the UL beam reporting after the event occurs.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Radio commnication device and response signal diffusion method
Patent No. 11206100 

Inventor(s): Daichi Imamura (Kanagawa, , JP), Sadaki Futagi (Ishikawa, , JP), Seigo Nakao (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16672925 on 11/04/2019 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can suppress inter-code interference between an ACK/NACK signal and a CQI signal which are code-multiplexed. A diffusion unit ([b]214[/b]) diffuses the ACK/NACK signal inputted from a judgment unit ([b]208[/b]) by using a ZC sequence. A diffusion unit ([b]219[/b]) diffuses the CQI signal by using a cyclic shift ZC sequence. By using a Walsh sequence, a diffusion unit ([b]216[/b]) further diffuses the ACK/NACK signal which has been diffused by using the ZC sequence. A control unit ([b]209[/b]) controls the diffusion unit ([b]214[/b]), the diffusion unit ([b]216[/b]), and the diffusion unit ([b]219[/b]) so that the minimum value of the difference between the CQI signals from a plurality of mobile stations and a cyclic shift amount of the ACK/NACK signal is not smaller than the minimum value of the difference between the cyclic shift amounts of the ACK/NACK signals from the plurality of mobile stations.

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


Method and system for provisioning resources in cloud computing
Patent No. 11206193 

Inventor(s): Wei Xu (Dublin, CA), Yan Sun (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15807912 on 11/09/2017 (1503 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and apparatuses of allocating resources in a network of computing service nodes to applications. Based on a first service level agreement (SLA) for a first application, a number of physical central processing unit cores and respective quantities of additional physical resources needed are determined to satisfy the first SLA; one or more of the service nodes are selected that collectively have available the number of physical CPU cores and the respective quantities of the one or more additional physical resources wherein the one or more additional physical resources comprise a last level cache (LLC); a first virtual machine on one of the selected service nodes is allocated for the first application; the number of physical CPU cores and the respective quantities of the one or more additional physical resources on the selected service nodes are reserved for use by the first virtual machine.

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


Address generation for networks
Patent No. 11206239 

Inventor(s): Alper S. Akyurek (Richardson, TX), Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Jianwei Zhou (Dallas, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14797764 on 07/13/2015 (2353 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network includes at least two nodes that employ a routing protocol to communicate across a network. One of the nodes is a parent node and another of the nodes is a child node of the parent node. An address generator assigns a unique network address to the child node by appending an address value of a number of bits to a parent address of the parent node to create the unique network address for the child node.

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


MPEG-DASH delivery over multicast
Patent No. 11206299 

Inventor(s): Walter J. Schmidt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16442609 on 06/17/2019 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium provides to receive Moving Picture Experts Group Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (MPEG-DASH) segments that have multiple bit rates of a program; divide each of the MPEG-DASH segments into first multiple slices of program data of the program; generate first header slices for the first multiple slices, wherein each of the first header slices includes sequence information and an identifier of one of the MPEG-DASH segments; and multicast second packets that include the first headers and the first multiple slices.

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


Multicast interference mitigation in a mobile network
Patent No. 11206511 

Inventor(s): Amir Saghir (Frisco, TX), Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano, TX), Said Hanbaly (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946686 on 07/01/2020 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first cell device obtains, from a second cell device, multicast information associated with the second cell device, where a first wireless coverage area associated with the first cell device at least partially overlaps a second wireless coverage area associated with the second cell device. The first cell device transmits the multicast information to an element management system, and receives, from the element management system, an instruction, generated based at least on the multicast information, to not use one or more subframes, associated with a multicast transmission session associated with the second cell device, to transmit during the multicast transmission session. The first cell device determines, after receiving the instruction, that the multicast transmission session has been initiated, and causes the first cell device to not use the one or more subframes to transmit during the multicast transmission session associated with the second cell device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for supporting voice calls in 5G new radio environments
Patent No. 11206548 

Inventor(s): Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving, TX), Niranjan B. Avula (Frisco, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX), Timothy M. Dwight (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16862609 on 04/30/2020 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods provide reliable voice connections and highest possible data rates in New Radio dual-connectivity environments, given limitations of available spectrum. A system includes a first wireless station and a second wireless station. The first wireless station provides a shared spectrum of a first frequency band, the shared spectrum including a first spectrum for a first cellular wireless standard and a second spectrum for a second cellular wireless standard. The second wireless station is at least partially within a coverage area of the first wireless station and provides a third spectrum for the second cellular wireless standard. The third spectrum is a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The first wireless station broadcasts cell parameters barring an end device in an idle mode from camping on the second spectrum. The first wireless station or the second wireless station triggers the end device to swap to the second spectrum when a paging request for a voice call is received.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for using dedicated PAL band for control plane and GAA band as well as parts of PAL band for data plan on a CBRS network
Patent No. 11206551 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16990560 on 08/11/2020 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing small cell backhaul network communications includes a small cell backhaul network including a plurality of small cell network nodes each including transceivers for establishing wireless communication links with at least two other small cell network nodes and enabling communication with the at least two other small cell network nodes within the small cell backhaul network. The small cell backhaul network interconnecting an edge network with a core network through the plurality of small cell network nodes and enabling communication between the edge network and the core network over the wireless communications links. A software defined network (SDN) controller controls wireless communications links with each of the plurality of small cell network nodes. The transceivers at each of the plurality of small cell network nodes establish link configurations between the small cell network node and the at least two other small cell network nodes of the small cell backhaul network. A plurality of LTE interfaces, each associated with one of the small cell network nodes of the small cell backhaul network for provide control plane connectivity between the small cell network nodes and the SDN controller via a control channel and reduce SDN control latency.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


LTE transmission mask adjustment to maximize performance and reduce interference
Patent No. 11206672 

Inventor(s): Alon Ben Ami (Gedera, , IL), Alon Paycher (Moshav Bait Hanania, , IL), Shlomit Ben Yakar (Kefar Saba, , IL), Uri Weinrib (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16700865 on 12/02/2019 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and methods for using channel quality reports to reduce inter-band interference are disclosed. Channel information is received at a first wireless communication device from a second wireless communication device. The first wireless device is operating in a first frequency range, and the second wireless device is operating in a second frequency range. The first frequency range is adjacent to the second frequency range. A channel quality report is generated at the first wireless communication device. The channel quality report indicates that particular sub-bands in the first frequency range have low channel quality. The particular sub-bands are selected using the channel information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Sharing vehicle map data over transmission media selected according to urgency of the map data
Patent No. 11206677 

Inventor(s): Jason O. Schell (Dallas, TX), Louis Anthony Brugman (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540703 on 08/14/2019 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicles, media, and methods are provided for sharing vehicle map data over transmission media selected according to urgency of the map data. One vehicle includes a hardware processor; and a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium encoded with instructions executable by the hardware processor to perform a method comprising: receiving information relating to a road; determining an urgency level of the information; selecting one of a plurality of transmission media according to the determined urgency level; and transmitting the information over the selected transmission medium.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System, method, and computer-readable medium for schedule-based telecommunication policies
Patent No. 11206695 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553089 on 08/27/2019 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for enforcing user telecommunication privileges on a per-schedule basis are provided. Enterprise members may have a schedule associated therewith that defines scheduled locations of the users. Telecommunication service privileges may be coordinated with the users” schedules such that communication services are disabled at particular times based on the users” schedules. In other implementations, particular users may have telecommunication services disabled by an administrator in the event of a catastrophe or emergency. By this mechanism, users that are not proximate to a particular catastrophe or emergency area according to the users” schedule may have services disabled while other users that are located more proximate to the emergency may have their telecommunication services enabled. In this manner, the demand on a cellular network may be alleviated thereby increasing the likelihood that users directly impacted by the emergency may receive and place calls or access data services.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network initiated release assistance indication
Patent No. 11206710 

Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16582601 on 09/25/2019 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: A session management function (SMF) receives a message from a network exposure function (NEF). The message comprises downlink data and a release assistance indicator (RAI). The RAI indicates that transmission of uplink data by a wireless device is expected subsequent to transmission of the downlink data. The RAI indicates a release of a connection associated with the wireless device after the transmission of uplink data. The SMF receives an indication that the uplink data is transmitted. The SMF upon receiving the indication, sends a release message to an access and mobility management function (AMF). The release message indicates release of a non-access stratum message associated with the wireless device. The release message comprises the release assistance indicator.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Car seat head and neck support for child
Patent No. D938758 

Inventor(s): Nayanatara Pandit (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Patent GC LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29710369 on 10/22/2019 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined mirror arm and housing
Patent No. D938876 

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: 29724444 on 02/14/2020 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined mirror arm and housing
Patent No. D938877 

Inventor(s): Dimitri T. Medina (Plano, TX), Jon Acton (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724448 on 02/14/2020 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display panel or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D938964 

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: 29731823 on 04/17/2020 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D939155 

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: 29725468 on 02/25/2020 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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