Dallas Invents: 91 Patents Granted for Week of March 15

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
7-Eleven's tracking positions using a scalable position tracking system
Accenture's self-managed intelligent elastic cloud stack
AImatters' composite scoring, classification, and decision making based on machine learning
Arganteal's automation and orchestration platform for software development and deployment
Auris Health's axial motion drive devices, systems, and methods for a robotic medical system
Dexas International's clear ice maker
Global E-Dentity's dual biometric authentication and biometric health monitoring using chemosensory and internal imaging data
Skylo Technologies' coordinated satellite and terrestrial channel utilization
TMGCore's robotics employed in processes and systems for liquid immersion cooling

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 March 15, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

91 patents granted    Ranked No. 12 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  2
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     12
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           8
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  4
G: PHYSICS        34
H: ELECTRICITY   26
DESIGN: 4


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     10
Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, Id)            5
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-Si,Kr)           4
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, Nc)       3
Capital One Services (Mclean, Va) 3
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)          3
Danco Inc. (Irving)          2
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano)         2
Ganart Technologies  Inc. (Dallas) 2

UNASSIGNED     10


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell)          3
Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano)          3
Anthony M. Cacheria, III (Coppell) 2
Arthur Martin Holbrook (Carrollton)         2
Barrett Jenkins (Plano)    2
David Hooker (Forney)    2
Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano)          2
Kristopher Glover (Dallas)            2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Axial motion drive devices, systems, and methods for a robotic medical system
Patent No. 11272995 

Inventor(s): Zachary Stahl Morrison (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Auris Health, Inc. (Redwood City, CA)
Law Firm: Chang Hale LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16994501 on 08/14/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for driving axial motion of a shaft of a medical instrument using a drive device. A drive device configured to facilitate axial motion of an elongated shaft of a medical instrument can include a body comprising a channel configured to receive the elongated shaft of the medical instrument, a roller configured to engage with the elongated shaft such that, when rotated, the roller drives axial motion of the elongated shaft received in the channel, a first drive input coupled to the body, wherein the first drive input is operable by a robotic system to rotate the roller, a cover configured to selectively open or close the channel, and a second drive input coupled to the body, wherein the second drive input is operable to actuate the cover.

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


Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods
Patent No. 11273028 

Inventor(s): Andrew J. Scherer (Trabuco Canyon, CA), Barrie D. Soloway (Long Beach, NY), Douglas C. Williamson (Coppell, TX), Gene W. Zdenek (Northridge, CA), Harry R. A. Jacobson (Nashville, TN), Jack C. Griffis, III (Decatur, GA), M
Assignee(s): Refocus Group Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17031600 on 09/24/2020 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a scleral prosthesis and an insert. The scleral prosthesis includes a first end configured to be pulled through a scleral tunnel in an eye and a second end. Each end is wider than a middle portion of the scleral prosthesis. Two portions form the first end of the scleral prosthesis, and the portions are separated along at least half of a length of the scleral prosthesis. The scleral prosthesis is formed from a single integrated piece of material. The second end is undivided. The insert is configured to be placeable between the two portions. The two portions may be separated from one another without external interference, and the two portions may be configured to be pushed towards each other in order to reduce a width of the first end and then separate after release.

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


 

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

Plier wrench with removable/reversible jaw
Patent No. 11273538 

Inventor(s): Amina Gibic (Mansfield, TX), Jordan L. Fisher (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Klein Tools, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404470 on 05/06/2019 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plier wrench is provided and includes a jaw that can be disengaged from the remainder of the wrench and reengaged with the remainder of the wrench while the remainder of the wrench remains in its fully assembled condition. In one form, the jaw is ”reversible” and includes two different jaw surfaces that can be selectively utilized depending upon the type of workpiece that will be engaged by the plier wrench.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


Hair cutting device
Patent No. 11273562 

Inventor(s): Wayne N. Le (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bold IP, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17374944 on 07/13/2021 (245 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more embodiments of a hair cutting device which includes a hair cutting blade and a controller. The hair cutting blade includes a plurality of component blades configured to cut by moving in a first direction. A first component blade of the plurality of component blades is arranged to move independently from another component blade of the plurality of component blades in a second direction which is not parallel to the first direction. The controller is configured to control the hair cutting blade including movement of the first component blade of the plurality of component blades in the second direction.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Method and tooling for centering and shaping an irregularly shaped object
Patent No. 11273581 

Inventor(s): John G. Fischer (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Tooth Fairy Designs, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047415 on 07/27/2018 (1327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A center-cast tool for casting a non-uniform object is provided. The center-cast tool has a body having a casting bay recessed into the top side of the body. A base forms the bottom of the casting bay. First and second apertures extend through the base and the bottom side. The second aperture intersects the first aperture in perpendicular orientation to the first aperture to form an aperture intersection. The aperture intersection forms four opposing right angles on the base at the center of the bay. The distance between adjacent right angles in the base is equal to the length of each side of the bezel of a jewelry article into which the finish machined irregular object will be set. In another embodiment, a first release hole extends through the base and the bottom side on a first side of the aperture intersection.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Omni-track systems for wheels
Patent No. 11273669 

Inventor(s): Douglas A. Moore (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16667421 on 10/29/2019 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: An omni-track system for mounting onto a wheel may include a plurality of track segments. Each of the plurality of track segments may include a male connector, a female connector, a roller mount, and at least one roller. The female connector may be arranged opposite the male connector. The roller mount may be fixedly secured to the track segment. The at least one roller may be rotatably secured to the roller mount. The plurality of track segments may be linked together to fully encompass an outer circumference of the wheel.

[B60B] VEHICLE WHEELS (making wheels or wheel parts by rolling B21H 1/00, by forging, hammering or pressing B21K 1/28); CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION


Seat assemblies having tip up and tilt seat cushion frames
Patent No. 11273736 

Inventor(s): John J. Salvia, III (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16942521 on 07/29/2020 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rear seat assembly is provided. The rear seat assembly includes a seat frame, a seat back, a seat cushion frame, and a power tilt assembly. The seat cushion frame is pivotally coupled to the seat frame at a tip up pivot axis to move between a seated position and a tip up position such that in the tip up position, the seat cushion frame is pivoted towards the seat back in a generally vehicle vertical position. The power tilt assembly is coupled to the seat cushion frame and is configured to adjust an angle of a seat cushion with respect to a vehicle floor.

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


Vehicle seat convertible into utility platform
Patent No. 11273737 

Inventor(s): Hamshivraj Singh Dhamrat (Saline, MI), Lindsay A. Babian (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17062390 on 10/02/2020 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: A removable vehicle seat convertible from a seat configuration into a platform configuration. In the seat configuration, the seat may include a cushion having a front end and a back end removably engaged with a floor of an interior of the vehicle. In the platform configuration, the front end may be positioned on the ground at a non-parallel direction to the ground. The seat may includer a back having a top end, a bottom end, and a rear surface pivotally attached to the cushion. The bottom end may be oriented towards the back end. The rear surface may be usable as a load-bearing utility surface. The cushion may support the back from the bottom end. The seat may include a headrest removably attached to the top end. The headrest may be engaged with a bumper or a tailgate of the vehicle and support the back from the top end.

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


Railcar with adjustable opening longitudinal gates
Patent No. 11273851 

Inventor(s): Amy D. Brown (North Richland Hills, TX), Andrew Brown (Plano, TX), Anthony R. Hiatt (Fort Worth, TX), Christopher C. Harkey (Dallas, TX), Daniel G. Cortez (Grapevine, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX), Lee A. Reitz (Eul
Assignee(s): TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571719 on 09/16/2019 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railcar system that includes a railcar with a discharge opening and a longitudinal gate positioned adjacent to the discharge opening. The system further includes a driving system connected to the longitudinal gate that is configured to move the longitudinal gate between a closed position and an open position. The system further includes a controller connected to the driving system that causes the driving system to position the longitudinal gate in the closed position, position the longitudinal gate in the open position, and position the longitudinal gate to remain an at least partially open position. The longitudinal gate is less than fully open when the longitudinal gate is in the at least partially open position.

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


Vehicle panel connecting structures including anti-rotation members
Patent No. 11273875 

Inventor(s): Majid Shaikh (Ann Arbor, MI), Nick Augustyn (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16844431 on 04/09/2020 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exterior accessory panel that connects to a vehicle includes a vehicle panel connecting structure including a boss structure including a fastener receiving member having a fastener receiving opening extending therethrough that aligns with a fastener receiving opening of an exterior body panel of the vehicle and an anti-rotation flange that extends outward from the fastener receiving member toward the exterior body panel adjacent to a stop member of the exterior body vehicle panel that inhibits rotation of the anti-rotation flange and boss structure during a torqueing operation on a fastener extending through the fastener receiving openings.

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


Sacrificial blade tips for ducted aircraft
Patent No. 11273910 

Inventor(s): George Matthew Thompson (Lewisville, TX), Jonathan Andrew Knoll (Burleson, TX), Nicholas Ralph Carlson (Dallas, TX), Timothy Brian Carr (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907093 on 06/19/2020 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A proprotor blade for a ducted aircraft including a duct includes a main body having a distal end and a sacrificial blade tip coupled to the distal end of the main body. The sacrificial blade tip includes a deformable core material and a shell layer at least partially covering the deformable core material. The sacrificial blade tip deforms upon contact with the duct, thereby reducing damage to the ducted aircraft.

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


Detachable power tethering systems for aircraft
Patent No. 11273911 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546082 on 08/20/2019 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electric power tethering system for an aircraft having a vertical takeoff and landing flight mode including a takeoff phase and/or a hover phase includes a surface power source and a power tether having a surface end configured to couple to the surface power source and an aircraft end configured to couple to the aircraft. The power tether is configured to transmit power from the surface power source to the aircraft in the takeoff phase and/or the hover phase. The power tether is detachable to decouple the surface power source from the aircraft in response to a power tether release event during flight.

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


Water storage lid
Patent No. 11273976 

Inventor(s): Richard Davis (Roanoke, TX), Richard Thurston (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Asset Guard Products Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289696 on 03/01/2019 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tank lids include a first coated substrate including a first part having a first thickness, a first elastomer coating the first part, a second coated substrate positioned adjacent to the first coated substrate, the second coated substrate including a second part having a second thickness, and a second elastomer coating the second part. A first seam can be formed between the first and second coated substrates to allow for moisture to pass between the first and second coated substrates so that moisture is allowed to seep away from the top of the tank lid.

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


Systems and methods for measuring angular misalignment between marine propulsion devices
Patent No. 11274920 

Inventor(s): Brad E. Taylor (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Brunswick Corporation (Mettawa, IL)
Law Firm: Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16917119 on 06/30/2020 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for measuring angular misalignment between marine propulsion devices. The system includes first and second members with mounting ends and distal ends. Attachment features are positioned at the mounting ends to attach the members to first and second propulsion shafts of the marine propulsion devices. Emitters configured to emit light are coupled to the first and second members. When the first and second member are attached to the propulsion shafts, a first emitter emits the light towards a target on the second member and a second emitter emits the light towards a target on the first member. The angular misalignment between the propulsion shafts is measurable based on a first offset between the target and where the light from the first emitter shines on the second member, and based on a second offset between the target and where the light from the second emitter shines on the first member.

[B63H] MARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING (propulsion of air-cushion vehicles B60V 1/14; peculiar to submarines, other than nuclear propulsion, B63G; peculiar to torpedoes F42B 19/00)


 

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

Fuel including poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide
Patent No. 11274259 

Inventor(s): John W. Woodmansee, Jr. (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HEMOTEK, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17191394 on 03/03/2021 (377 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition including poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide material that comprises a clathrate containing oxygen gas (O[subscript]2[/subscript]) molecules free of chlorine and a fuel, The poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide material, such as OX66 material, is added to a fuel, such as, but not limited to, fuels such as petrol, alcohol and diesel, which are combustible in engines to create significantly increased horsepower and torque. The OX66 material is added to fuel in different ratios to generate improved performance. The different ratios are based on several Tractors including the type and design of the engine, the type of fuel, and environmental parameters.

[C10L] FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C10G OR C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS; USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES; FIRE-LIGHTERS [5]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Detachable faucet connector
Patent No. 11274424 

Inventor(s): Douglas C. Saunders (Wadsworth, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16106631 on 08/21/2018 (1302 days app to issue)

Abstract: A detachable faucet connector can be used with a faucet to allow easy connection of hoses to the faucet. The detachable faucet connector can include an aerator, a funnel, and a hose adapter. The aerator can connect to a faucet to replace the faucet”s existing aerator. The funnel can be inserted in to the aerator prior to the installation of the aerator in the faucet. The hose adapter can be connected to the funnel. The hose adapter can be attached to a hose.

[E03C] DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER (not connected to either water-supply main or to waste pipe A47K; devices of the kind used in the ground E03B, E03F); SINKS


Plumbing snake assembly
Patent No. 11274426 

Inventor(s): Robert Alcala (Joshua, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16675381 on 11/06/2019 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plumbing snake assembly includes a drill has a handle, a motor housing, a chuck is positioned on the motor housing and a drive unit is positioned within the motor housing. The motor housing has a cable aperture extending therethrough. A plurality of flexible shafts is provided and the flexible shafts can be coupled together to form a plumbing snake for pushing through a drain pipe. Each of the flexible shafts is insertable through the cable aperture in the drill such that the drive unit engages and subsequently rotates the flexible shafts when the drive unit is turned on. A cleaning head is removably attachable to a respective one of the flexible shafts thereby facilitating the cleaning head to be positioned on a leading end of the plumbing snake defined by the flexible shafts. In this way the cleaning head engages and removes a blockage in the drain pipe.

[E03C] DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER (not connected to either water-supply main or to waste pipe A47K; devices of the kind used in the ground E03B, E03F); SINKS


Plunger cover apparatus, system, and method
Patent No. 11274427 

Inventor(s): Hal Coburn Kendrick (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16829839 on 03/25/2020 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system, or method for covering and utilizing a plunger. The plunger can be inserted into a cover configured or sized to receive the plunger. The cover is attached to a handle with a closure mechanism. The closure mechanism is used to close the open end of the cover after removal of the plunger from the cover. A toilet or other drain or pipe system may be unclogged using the covered plunger. When the plunger and the cover are removed from a toilet, and the plunger is removed from the cover, the cover reverses or inverts. When reversed or inverted, the cover contains water or waste material from the toilet within the cover.

[E03C] DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER (not connected to either water-supply main or to waste pipe A47K; devices of the kind used in the ground E03B, E03F); SINKS


Seals for closet collars
Patent No. 11274429 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571707 on 09/16/2019 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various embodiments, an apparatus includes a toilet horn receptacle having an upper end and a lower end. A sealing rim is positioned at an upper end of the toilet horn receptacle, and at least a portion of the sealing rim extends inwardly from the upper end of the toilet horn receptacle towards a center axis of the sealing rim. A funnel extends from the lower end of the toilet horn receptacle, and a channel wall circumscribes the toilet horn receptacle. The channel wall and at least the toilet horn receptacle form a continuous annular receptacle. A foam sealing component is disposed in the continuous annular receptacle such that an inner wall of the foam sealing component circumscribes the toilet horn receptacle and such that the channel wall circumscribes at least a portion of an outer wall of the foam sealing component.

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


Temporary pool cover and floor system
Patent No. 11274459 

Inventor(s): Italia Marisol Ovalle (Duncanville, TX), Luis Fernando Ramirez (Duncanville, TX), Sherwood Nol Wagner (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Colhurst Concepts, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17340715 on 06/07/2021 (281 days app to issue)

Abstract: The innovation relates to a pool covering system that is usable as a flooring surface. The pool covering system includes brackets and support beams spanning the pool opening. The beams provide structural support to cross members and flooring placed on top of the beams. The pool covering system does not require significant drainage of the pool and does not damage the pool structure during installation and use.

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


Ladder step attachment
Patent No. 11274495 

Inventor(s): Felipe Garay (Alvarado, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Boudwin Intellectual Property (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16413772 on 05/16/2019 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ladder step attachment. The ladder step attachment includes a base having a pair of arms extending away from an upper surface thereof. The pair of arms extend at an angle such that a distal end of the pair of arms is closer to a rear side of the base than to a front side of the base. A fastener is located on the distal end, wherein the fastener can removably secure to a rung of a ladder. The base further includes a cutout along the front side, wherein a platform is secured to the base at a lateral side of the cutout via a hinge. The platform can move between an open position and a closed position, wherein the platform is coplanar with the base when in the closed position.

[E06C] LADDERS (E04F 11/00 takes precedence; step-stools A47C 12/00; adaptation of ladders to use on ships B63B, to use on aircraft B64; scaffolding E04G) [6]


Variable torque flapper valve
Patent No. 11274523 

Inventor(s): Abram Serda Galindo (Carrollton, TX), James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Jimmie Robert Williamson (Carrollton, TX), Russell Irving Bayh (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16636405 on 05/29/2019 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flapper valve assembly including a tubular forming an interior passageway; a valve seat forming a portion of the interior passageway; a flapper plate that is pivotably mounted to the tubular at a pivot point such that the flapper plate is pivotable between a valve closed and a valve open position; and a spring engaging the flapper plate such that the flapper plate is biased towards the valve closed position; wherein, when the flapper plate is in the valve open position, the spring engages a top of the flapper plate at a first distance from the pivot point; wherein, when the flapper plate is in the valve closed position, the spring engages the top of the flapper plate at a second distance from the pivot point; and wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

[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]


Cluster gun system
Patent No. 11274529 

Inventor(s): Christopher Brian Sokolove (Midlothian, TX), Shane Matthew Wilson (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17118608 on 12/11/2020 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for containing one or more shaped charges in a single plane, arrayed about the center axis of a gun body, and detonated from a single initiator in a shaped charge cluster assembly.

[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

 

Electric heating systems and methods for gas turbine engines and jet engines
Patent No. 11274603 

Inventor(s): Bob Burkett (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16999662 on 08/21/2020 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for gas turbine or jet engines may include, among other things, one or more electric heating elements located within a combustion chamber of a gas turbine engine, a combustion chamber of a jet engine, or an afterburner of a jet engine. A combustion chamber and/or an afterburner may be configured to generate heated gas by using the one or more electric heating elements to heat gases within the combustion chamber and/or afterburner. A combustion chamber and/or an afterburner may be configured to generate an exhaust output based on the heated gas. The exhaust output may drive a turbine which generates electricity or mechanical energy. Thrust from the exhaust output from a jet engine may propel a vehicle.

[F02C] GAS-TURBINE PLANTS; AIR INTAKES FOR JET-PROPULSION PLANTS; CONTROLLING FUEL SUPPLY IN AIR-BREATHING JET-PROPULSION PLANTS (construction of turbines F01D; jet-propulsion plants F02K; construction of compressors or fans F04; combustion apparatus in which combustion takes place in a fluidised bed of fuel or other particles F23C 10/00; generating combustion products of high pressure or high velocity F23R; using gas turbines in compression refrigeration plants F25B 11/00; using gas-turbine plants in vehicles, see the relevant vehicle classes)


Fluid exchange devices and related controls, systems, and methods
Patent No. 11274681 

Inventor(s): Josef Griesmer (Bethlehem, PA), William J. Boyko (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16950904 on 11/18/2020 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for detecting properties of motion of at least one component of fluid exchange devices, such as, for example, a pressure exchange device or system.

[F15B] SYSTEMS ACTING BY MEANS OF FLUIDS IN GENERAL; FLUID-PRESSURE ACTUATORS, e.g. SERVOMOTORS; DETAILS OF FLUID-PRESSURE SYSTEMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (motors, turbines, compressors, blowers, pumps F01-F04; fluid dynamics F15D; fluid clutches or brakes F16D; fluid springs F16F; fluid gearing F16H; pistons, cylinders, packing F16J; valves, taps, cocks, actuating-floats F16K; safety valves with auxiliary fluid operation of the main valve F16K 17/10; fluid-operating means for valves F16K 31/12; pipes, pipe joints F16L; lubricating F16N)


Method and apparatus for balanced fluid distribution in multi-compressor systems
Patent No. 11274862 

Inventor(s): Abdul Rehman (Chennai, , IN), Patric Ananda Balan Thobias (Pondicherry, , IN), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Siddarth Rajan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackleford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907522 on 06/22/2020 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compressor system includes at least two compressors. A suction equalizing tube fluidly couples the at least two compressors. A plumbing assembly fluidly couples to the first compressor and the second compressor. The plumbing assembly comprises an outlet to each compressor of the at least two compressors. A pressure differential between the at least two compressors is created so as to facilitate maintenance of a desired fluid level in the at least two compressors.

[F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes)


Dynamic fine tuning of the refrigerant pressure and charge in a refrigeration system
Patent No. 11274867 

Inventor(s): David Pickett (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Joshua RD Technologies, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17214237 on 03/26/2021 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic refrigeration system may automatically, at pre-determined time periods on-the-fly, adjust a refrigerant system”s refrigerant pressures to predetermined optimal efficiency pressures as the internal and external heat loads change over a range. This may result in the refrigerant system pressures closely operating within a range of predetermined optimal efficiency pressures. This system may automatically instantaneously fine tune and balance on all air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems as the internal and external heat loads are continuously changing dynamically. The system may include a small liquid refrigerant pump and refrigerant storage tank, one or more wired or wireless pressure transducers and temperature sensors, and a ”brain” to make decisions to keep the system instantaneously set at factory specs all the time. The system may include a wireless communication means so it can instantaneously report its operating condition, loads, and cost of operating.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Methods, systems, and vehicles for providing wind alerts to a driver of a vehicle
Patent No. 11274937 

Inventor(s): Livesey George (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543108 on 08/16/2019 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing wind alerts to a driver includes detecting, with one or more towable item sensors, that a towable item has been coupled to a hitch of a vehicle, detecting a wind condition with one or more wind sensors in response to detecting that the towable item has been coupled to the hitch, and outputting, with one or more output devices, an alert indicative of a high wind scenario when the wind condition is above a wind threshold.

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


Detonation pickup tester and methodology
Patent No. 11275055 

Inventor(s): Chad Alan Michaelis (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): OMNI IP LLC (Cresson, TX)
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16652975 on 10/02/2018 (1260 days app to issue)

Abstract: A detonation pickup testing system, comprising: (i) apparatus for coupling to at least one terminal of a detonation pickup; and (ii) a computational system, for communicating with the pickup via with the apparatus, to test at least one characteristic, excluding or in addition to DC resistance, of the detonation pickup.

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


Systems and methods for dipstick diagnostic tools and related methods
Patent No. 11275070 

Inventor(s): Brent M. Skoda (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15843916 on 12/15/2017 (1551 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical diagnostic and delivery device includes a dipstick type device. The device include cartridge containing one more substance or medicaments configured to be delivered to a user in the form a liquid, particles, or fine mist. In particular embodiments, the device can include a heating element to vaporize the substance and deliver the vapor to a user. In various embodiments, the device includes one or more sensors configured to analyze the one or substances or medications contained within the cartridge and sense, detect or otherwise determine an expiration date of the substance or medication.

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


Scan frame based test access mechanisms
Patent No. 11275116 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16876405 on 05/18/2020 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: Testing of an electrical device is achieved by providing a test access mechanism within the device that can receive scan frames from an external tester. The received scan frames contain stimulus data to be applied to circuitry within the device to be tested, a command for enabling a test control operation, and a frame marker bit to indicate the end of the scan frame pattern. The inputting of scan frames can occur continuously and simultaneous with a commanded test control operation.

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


Emulation mode for MRI
Patent No. 11275140 

Inventor(s): Lizette Warner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Eindhoven, , NL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16979198 on 03/11/2019 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging system is configured to be selectively operated in a default mode and an emulation mode. Execution of machine executable instructions by a processor of the magnetic resonance imaging system causes the magnetic resonance imaging system to receive a selection signal selecting the emulation mode. The magnetic resonance imaging system switches from the default mode to the emulation mode. The magnetic resonance imaging system is operated in the emulation mode using the set of emulation control parameters. The emulated magnetic resonance imaging data is acquired from the imaging zone of the magnetic resonance imaging system.

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


Viewing device for optical devices
Patent No. 11275292 

Inventor(s): Dillon Douglas (Henderson, NV), Howard Unger (Henderson, NV), Thomas Rucci (Henderson, NV)
Assignee(s): Good Sportsman Marketing, LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Lightbulb IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658579 on 10/21/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A viewing device captures one or more images from a spotting scope. A communication device transmits the images to one or more remote display devices. A self-aligning mount allows the viewing device to be automatically aligned with an optical pathway of the spotting scope as it is attached thereto. An adjustment ring allows focusing adjustments to be made to the spotting scope, even after the viewing device is attached. With the viewing device, a user need not physically move to peer through the spotting scope, since images from the spotting scope may be remotely viewed at one or more remote display devices. In addition to spotting scopes, the viewing device may be used with other optical devices, such as binoculars, telescopes, rifle scopes, microscopes, and other optics.

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


Dynamically monitoring system controls to identify and mitigate issues
Patent No. 11275367 

Inventor(s): Johnna Carter (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcott, Ltd. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543759 on 08/19/2019 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: Arrangements for dynamic system control evaluation and issue identification and mitigation are provided. In some examples, data may be received from a plurality of sources. The data may be received in batches at predetermined intervals or time periods, and/or as streaming data. In some examples, a first system control may be identified and a first system control value may be determined for the first system control. A plurality of threshold ranges associated with the first system control may be identified and the first system control value may be compared to the plurality of threshold ranges. Based on the comparing, the first system control value may be mapped to an objective score on a cyber health scale. The objective score may then be evaluated to determine whether an issue is occurring or is likely to occur. If so, one or more mitigation actions may be identified and implemented.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Automation and orchestration platform for software development and deployment
Patent No. 11275570 

Inventor(s): Greg Andress (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ARGANTEAL, CORP. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Hulsey P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17307927 on 05/04/2021 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and platform for automated and orchestrated software development and deployment are described. The platform automatically creates scripts for the target platform and orchestrates its execution. The platform receives source script, separates script commands from variables and values, determines source data and target data in the scripts, and stores them separately. The platform further creates a list of end functions (also referred to as tasks) to be executed on the target machine based on a given workflow and target machine data and provides orchestrated detailed execution scripts for the target machine. As one may appreciate, the platform provides an automated way to use an existing script written for one target machine to generate scripts for another target machine.

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


Static identifications in object-based memory access
Patent No. 11275587 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16028840 on 07/06/2018 (1348 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer system having an address system of a first predetermined width in which each address of the first predetermined width in the address system includes a first portion identifying an object and a second portion identifying an offset relative to the object, where a static identifier for the first portion is predetermined to identify an address space having a second predetermined width that is smaller than the first predetermined width, or a space of kernel objects.

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


Systems for determining delayed or hung backend processes within process management applications
Patent No. 11275610 

Inventor(s): Joseph Anil Kumar Mendemu (Irving, TX), Ketul Vinodchandra Joshi (Addison, TX), Krishna Chand Paruchuri (Dallas, TX), Nurani Parasuraman (Irving, TX), Prabhat Ranjan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16523748 on 07/26/2019 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: Monitoring backend batch processes/agents to identify currently enabled batch processes that running/executing on schedule and those that are not running/executing on schedule. In the event that currently enabled backend batch processes are identified as delayed, a delay time is determined. Such determinations are made on a regular interval, (e.g., hourly or the like), such that, reports is generated and communicated and/or a batch process status portal is updated on the regular interval to reflect the current delayed status of batch process or, in some embodiments, the current status of all of the backend batch processes currently enabled within an enterprise. Identification of backend batch processes that are currently being delayed and the associated delay time provides a basis for determining the cause(s) for the delay and possible corrective action(s), which may be implemented in conjunction with the determinations.

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


Self-managed intelligent elastic cloud stack
Patent No. 11275617 

Inventor(s): Abdul Rahman Zafar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Crowell Moring LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453206 on 06/26/2019 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud resource control circuitry may provide an automatic, self-managed, and a real-time elasticity in an active cloud stack including a software stack. The cloud resource control circuitry particularly adjusts cloud computing resources allocated to the active cloud stack based on real-time remote monitoring of resource utilization of the software stack. The resource adjustment may be performed in a stepwise fashion, in a pipelined manner as to the various layers of a software stack, and using hierarchical approach as to levels of cloud computing resources (e.g., task/level, server level, virtual machine/cloud level), to provide a more efficient cloud computing environment.

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


Systems and methods for performing a write pattern in memory devices
Patent No. 11275650 

Inventor(s): Gary L. Howe (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17038251 on 09/30/2020 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a memory bank and a plurality of mode registers that communicatively couple to each of the plurality of memory banks. The plurality of mode registers may include a pattern of data stored therein. The semiconductor device may also include a bank control that receives a write pattern command that causes the bank control to write the pattern of data into the memory bank, send a signal to a multiplexer to couple the plurality of mode registers to the memory bank, and write the pattern of data to the memory bank via the plurality of mode registers.

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


Methods and apparatus for multi-banked victim cache with dual datapath
Patent No. 11275692 

Inventor(s): Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX), Pete Michael Hippleheuser (Murphy, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882241 on 05/22/2020 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for multi-banked victim cache with dual datapath. An example cache system includes a storage element that includes banks operable to store data, ports operable to receive memory operations in parallel, wherein each of the memory operations has a respective address, and a plurality of comparators coupled such that each of the comparators is coupled to a respective port of the ports and a respective bank of the banks and is operable to determine whether a respective address of a respective memory operation received by the respective port corresponds to the data stored in the respective bank.

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


Loop thread order execution control of a multi-threaded, self-scheduling reconfigurable computing fabric
Patent No. 11275710 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371056 on 03/31/2019 (1080 days app to issue)

Abstract: Representative apparatus, method, and system embodiments are disclosed for configurable computing. A representative system includes an interconnection network; a processor; and a plurality of configurable circuit clusters. Each configurable circuit cluster includes a plurality of configurable circuits arranged in an array; a synchronous network coupled to each configurable circuit of the array; and an asynchronous packet network coupled to each configurable circuit of the array. A representative configurable circuit includes a configurable computation circuit and a configuration memory having a first, instruction memory storing a plurality of data path configuration instructions to configure a data path of the configurable computation circuit; and a second, instruction and instruction index memory storing a plurality of spoke instructions and data path configuration instruction indices for selection of a master synchronous input, a current data path configuration instruction, and a next data path configuration instruction for a next configurable computation circuit.

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


Priming-based search and discovery of content
Patent No. 11275750 

Inventor(s): Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782142 on 02/05/2020 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a priming-based search and discovery service for contents uses a weighted graph that stores metadata pertaining to the contents, activation values, threshold values, and a distance parameter that limits the search space relative to primed nodes of the weighted graph that are relevant to search terms.

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


Section-linked document classifiers
Patent No. 11275776 

Inventor(s): Brian Fromknecht (Richardson, TX), Chris Demchalk (Frisco, TX), Lokesh Vijay Kumar (Frisco, TX), Poornima Bagare Raju (Frisco, TX), Ryan M. Parker (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16898988 on 06/11/2020 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for rapid identification and access to relevant regulatory documents. A data model relating regulatory mandates and requirements to citations appearing within an enforcement document is used to rapidly access specific citations within an enforcement document. In the case of image-based enforcement documents, the originality of these documents is preserved while allowing a user to see where the relevant citations appear in the document images.

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


Media content recommendation and user interface generation
Patent No. 11275779 

Inventor(s): Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX), Praveen Kumar Bandaru (Irving, TX), Senthil K. Raghavan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16928395 on 07/14/2020 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium for determining, based on media content selection activity of a user for a media content inventory, the user”s sensitivity to a cost and to a relevance of the media content; assigning a cost value to respective media content items based on user-specific content cost information from media content providers; assigning a relevance value to the respective media content items based on user-specific content relevancy information associated with the respective media content items; ranking the media content items based on: the user”s sensitivity to the cost of the media content relative to the cost values for the respective media content items, and the user”s sensitivity to the relevance of the media content relative to the relevance values for the respective media content items; and presenting, via a personalized media content recommendation interface, an ordering of the media content items based on the ranking.

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


Digital systems and methods for a consolidated transfer matrix
Patent No. 11275782 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414881 on 05/17/2019 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a consolidated transfer ecosystem are provided. Systems may include a graph database. The graph database may include a plurality of nodes representing a plurality of entities. The system may receive a plurality of transfer requests and represent each transfer request as an edge on the graph database. The system may include a consolidation engine that may consolidate the edges in the graph database to produce a consolidated database. The system may execute the transfers according to the consolidated database.

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


Machine learning-based classification in parasitic extraction automation for circuit design and verification
Patent No. 11275883 

Inventor(s): Lin Du (Wilsonville, OR), Renbo Chen (West Linn, OR), Vasileios Kourkoulos (Lake Oswego, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788545 on 02/12/2020 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application discloses a computing system implementing a parasitic extraction tool to generate a parasitic model from physical design layout of an integrated circuit. The computing system also can implement a machine-learning classifier that, when trained with a training data set, can classify the physical design layout based on physical or electrical characteristics associated with the physical design layout, and can utilize the classification to select a set of scaling coefficients. The computing system can apply the selected set of the scaling coefficients to adjust coupling capacitances in the parasitic model and generate a parasitic netlist for the physical design layout. The computing system can generate the training data set by determining sets of the scaling coefficients from the test physical design layouts and labeling the test physical design layouts with the sets of the scaling coefficients.

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


Systems and methods for photolithographic design
Patent No. 11275884 

Inventor(s): Fedor G. Pikus (Beaverton, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003193 on 08/26/2020 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of identifying elements in a design layout having multiple levels of hierarchical cells, each cell having one or more geometric elements, may include selecting a cell from a list of candidate cells for a level of a hierarchy; applying a local rule to the selected cell; identifying each selected cell that includes a geometric element that passes the local rule; building a list of candidate cells for a next-higher level of the hierarchy according to the identified cells; repeating the selecting, identifying, and building operations for each higher level of the hierarchy; and when a highest level of the hierarchy has been processed, returning and storing the list of candidate cells as the global solution for the applied local rule.

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


Enabling intelligent disposal
Patent No. 11275943 

Inventor(s): Michael Anson Lau (Arlington, TX), Pushpita Panigrahi (Dallas, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX), Susan Jachin Christian (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567272 on 09/11/2019 (916 days app to issue)

Abstract: Object disposal recommendations are generated by classifying an object within an image based on object recognition and metadata of the image and comparing the object and metadata to a corpus of object classification images. A current object state is determined relative to disposal recommendation, based on disposal policies. Responsive to determining disposal of the object in the current state is not recommended, one or more components of the object are identified, and a determination made as to a recommendation for disposal of the one or more object components. If a disposal recommendation is found for the one or more components of the object, the processor generates information to disassemble and prepare the one or more components of the object for disposal and provides disposal recommendation for the one or more components of the object.

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


Tracking positions using a scalable position tracking system
Patent No. 11275953 

Inventor(s): Caleb Austin Boulio (Lewisville, TX), Madan Mohan Chinnam (Irving, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX), Trong Nghia Nguyen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16941787 on 07/29/2020 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A scalable tracking system processes video of a space to track the positions of people within a space. The tracking system determines local coordinates for the people within frames of the video and then assigns these coordinates to time windows based on when the frames were received. The tracking system then combines or clusters certain local coordinates that have been assigned to the same time window to determine a combined coordinate for a person during that time window.

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


Method for determining correct scanning distance using augmented reality and machine learning models
Patent No. 11275958 

Inventor(s): Daniel Martinez (Plano, TX), Jonathan Castaneda (Plano, TX), Staevan Duckworth (The Colony, TX), William Hardin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16858173 on 04/24/2020 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A smart device is provided with an application program for displaying a video feed received from the smart device”s camera. The application can determine the coordinates for an intersection point, which is a point on the ground where the smart device is pointing at. The application can display a target on the visual representation of the intersection point. Based on whether the smart device is at an appropriate distance from the intersection point, the user interface can superimpose an indicator on the video feed received from the camera. This can inform the user whether the smart device is at an optimal scan distance from the intersection point (or an object) so that the object can be identified by a machine learning model.

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


Method and system for composite scoring, classification, and decision making based on machine learning
Patent No. 11276007 

Inventor(s): Megan Beck (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AIMATTERS, INC. (Sherborn, MA)
Law Firm: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves Savitch LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16801008 on 02/25/2020 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: To clear a blindspot in the way business leaders, analysts and investors make decisions about capital investments in various businesses, the present inventors devised, among other things, business model classification, search, and analysis systems and methods. One exemplary system automatically classifies businesses based on quantitative and qualitative business data according to a 4-class framework that spans traditional industry boundaries. This classification is based on a combination of spending patterns, financial metrics, and language to identify each firm”s business model. The resulting business model is then utilized in conjunction with additional financial and non-financial metrics, securities analysis, leading and lagging indicators, and/or industry comparison to produce a score which can be used to compare business performance within and across classifications to generate superior performance and mitigate risks for business leaders and investment managers.

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


System for providing goods and services based on accrued but unpaid earnings
Patent No. 11276043 

Inventor(s): Anthony M. Cacheria, III (Coppell, TX), Arthur Martin Holbrook (Carrollton, TX), Barrett Jenkins (Plano, TX), David Hooker (Forney, TX), Kristopher Glover (Dallas, TX), Mohamed Safir Salihu (Coppell, TX), Purnendu Mishra
Assignee(s): GANART TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16994072 on 08/14/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for interfacing predetermined services to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system. The system further includes a data store for storing configuration information for enabling the operating system to interface with available physical system resources through the physical system resource interface associated therewith. A communication resource for interfacing with the operating system allows communication of the operating system with a central office for downloading configuration information to selectively enable ones of the available physical system resources to interface with the operating system through associated ones of the physical system resource interfaces in accordance with the configuration information and the predetermined service selected by a user. A plurality of configurations is stored in the data store, and each is associated with a predetermined service and one or more of the available physical system resources.

[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 for providing goods and services based on accrued but unpaid earnings
Patent No. 11276044 

Inventor(s): Anthony M. Cacheria, III (Coppell, TX), Arthur Martin Holbrook (Carrollton, TX), Barrett Jenkins (Plano, TX), David Hooker (Forney, TX), Kristopher Glover (Dallas, TX), Mohamed Safir Salihu (Coppell, TX), Purnendu Mishra
Assignee(s): GANART TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17065779 on 10/08/2020 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for interfacing predetermined services to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system. Also included are a plurality of physical system resource interfaces for interfacing with available physical system resources. The physical system resources allow a user to gain access to the predetermined desired services. The system further includes a data store for storing configuration information for enabling the operating system to interface with the available physical system resources through the physical system resource interface associated therewith. A communication resource for interfacing with the operating system allows communication of the operating system with a central office for downloading configuration information to selectively enable ones of the available physical system resources to interface with the operating system through associated ones of the physical system resource interfaces in accordance with the configuration information and the predetermined service selected by a user. A plurality of configurations are stored in the data store, and each is associated with a predetermined service and one or more of the available physical system resources. Each physical system resource interface is uniquely associated with a defined one of the physical system resources.

[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]


Techniques for restaurant transaction processing
Patent No. 11276128 

Inventor(s): James Asa Cloin (Arlington, TX), James Lee Fortuna (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NCR Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15657637 on 07/24/2017 (1695 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for restaurant transaction processing are provided. A handheld device of a waiter is used to automatically associate a check with a table at a restaurant and to recall and modify that check. In an embodiment, two waiters use one or more handheld devices to automatically transfer a customer”s check to one another.

[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]


Reconfigurable image processing hardware pipeline
Patent No. 11276134 

Inventor(s): Anthony Lell (San Antonio, TX), Brijesh Jadav (Bengaluru, , IN), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bengaluru, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Rajat Sagar (Allen, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847864 on 04/14/2020 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reconfigurable image processing pipeline includes an image signal processor (ISP), a control processor, and a local memory. ISP processes raw pixel data for a frame based on an image processing parameter and provides lines of processed pixel data to control processor via a first interface. For each region of interest (ROI) in the frame, ISP generates auto-exposure and auto-white balance (2A) statistics based on the lines for the ROI and writes them to the local memory via a second interface. Control processor reads 2A statistics from the local memory, determines the image processing parameter based on them, and provides the image processing parameter to ISP. ISP also generates an integer N bin histogram for control processor, which sums a portion of the N total bins and compares the summed bin count to a lighting transition threshold. The image processing parameter is further based on the comparison.

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


Multi-frame depth-based multi-camera relighting of images
Patent No. 11276154 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), Long N. Le (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947106 on 07/17/2020 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes capturing a plurality of first images using a first image sensor and a plurality of second images using a second image sensor. The method also includes generating a short single view, short depth map, long single view, and long depth map from the first and second images. The method further includes generating a multi-frame depth map using the short single view, short depth map, long single view, and long depth map. The method also includes generating a gain map using the multi-frame depth map and lighting conditions, where the lighting conditions introduce a relighting effect into the gain map. The method further includes generating a relit short single view and a relit long single view by applying the gain map to the short and long single views. In addition, the method includes generating a relit image by fusing the relit short and long single views.

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


Augmented reality custom face filter
Patent No. 11276241 

Inventor(s): Anthony Lester Madden (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Zarley Law Firm, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17155352 on 01/22/2021 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: An augmented reality face filter mask system having an application adapted to be down loaded to a personal electronic device wherein the application includes a plurality of preset templates and a plurality of stored template sections that are adapted for selection to create a form fitting augmented reality mask on a face captured in video. The application also includes tools that include a color palette providing a plurality of color options, a brush tool providing size and shape options, and a camera tool.

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


Systems and methods for memory device power off
Patent No. 11276455 

Inventor(s): Ki-Jun Nam (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17082964 on 10/28/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device is provided. The memory device includes a memory bank configured to store data in one or more memory cells. The memory device further includes a sense amplifier and associated circuitry configured to detect a first threshold representative of a first external voltage ramping down during a power off of the memory device, and one or more switches triggered via the sense amplifier and associated circuitry to provide for a power off sequence for the memory bank based on using a second external voltage ramping down during the power off of the memory device.

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


Systems and methods for capture and replacement of hammered word line address
Patent No. 11276456 

Inventor(s): John E. Riley (McKinney, TX), Joo-Sang Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887065 on 05/29/2020 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes at least one memory bank comprising a set of redundant word lines, a set of normal word lines, and row hammer refresh logic. The RHR logic comprises a first input to receive a first signal indicative of whether a match was generated at a fuse of the memory device, a second input to receive a redundant row address corresponding to a first location of a memory array of the memory device, a third input to receive a word line address corresponding to a second location of the memory array of the memory device. The RHR logic also comprises an output to transmit at least one first memory address adjacent to the first location or at least one second memory address adjacent to the second location based on a value of the first signal.

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


Method, system, and apparatus for verification of operation using GPS receiver input within integrated circuits and electronic systems using an operation navigation system
Patent No. 11277419 

Inventor(s): Adam Wade Ley (Allen, TX), John David Akin (Plano, TX), Wesley Layton Ellington (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17134441 on 12/27/2020 (443 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for analysis of a facility may include providing an emulation host system, generating a pristine circuit model on the emulation host system, inserting a first hardware trojan model, emulating operation of the golden circuit model, and emulating operation of the first hardware trojan model, and determine a set of machine-learning models, detecting the presence of an unknown trojan as a function of the set of machine learning models and using the same to authenticate the integrity of a GPS signal.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Systems and methods for navigating vehicle inventory
Patent No. 11277653 

Inventor(s): Amit Deshpande (McKinney, TX), Liju Mathews (Plano, TX), Mithra Kosur Venuraju (Frisco, TX), Satish Chikkaveerappa (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16657548 on 10/18/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods, and devices for utilizing an application to alert a user to detected changes to inventory data. Example embodiments relate to a predictive model and development of a predictive model using machine learning techniques. Example embodiments of systems and methods may utilize web-based applications and plug-ins, extensions, or add-ons thereof for facilitating communication and presenting dynamic information to a user.

[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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Semiconductor device package with a cap to selectively exclude contact with mold compound
Patent No. 11276615 

Inventor(s): Jerry Gomez Cayabyab (Baguio, , PH), Laura May Antoinette Dela Paz Clemente (Antipolo, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16573651 on 09/17/2019 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A described example includes: a die with an active surface; a cap mounted over a portion of the active surface of the die; and mold compound covering the cap and covering portions of the die, the cap excluding the mold compound from contact with the portion of the active surface of the die.

[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]


Monolithic multi-channel diode array
Patent No. 11276688 

Inventor(s): Lifang Lou (Allen, TX), Mark Benjamin Welty (McKinney, TX), Vrashank Gurudatta Shukla (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430043 on 06/03/2019 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a first-conductivity-type substrate and a second-conductivity-type epitaxial layer having a first dopant concentration. A first substrate region includes a second-conductivity-type buried layer and is enclosed by a first deep isolation structure. Within the first substrate region are a first doped region having the second conductivity type and a dopant concentration greater than the first dopant concentration and a second doped region having the first conductivity type. A second substrate region includes a first-conductivity-type buried layer and is enclosed by a second deep isolation structure. Within the second substrate region is a third doped region having the second conductivity type and a dopant concentration greater than the first dopant concentration.

[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]


Embedded bonded assembly and method for making the same
Patent No. 11276705 

Inventor(s): Chen Wu (Leuven, , BE), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Yangyin Chen (Leuven, , BE)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552089 on 08/27/2019 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor die containing a recesses, and a second semiconductor die which is embedded in the recess in the first semiconductor die and is bonded to the first semiconductor die.

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


Three-dimensional device with bonded structures including a support die and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11276708 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Yokkaichi, , JP), Mitsuteru Mushiga (Kuwana, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16891843 on 06/03/2020 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory die including a three-dimensional array of memory elements and a logic die including a peripheral circuitry that support operation of the three-dimensional array of memory elements can be bonded by die-to-die bonding to provide a bonded assembly. External bonding pads for the bonded assembly can be provided by forming recess regions through the memory die or through the logic die to physically expose metal interconnect structures within interconnect-level dielectric layers. The external bonding pads can include, or can be formed upon, a physically exposed subset of the metal interconnect structures. Alternatively or additionally, laterally-insulated external connection via structures can be formed through the bonded assembly to multiple levels of the metal interconnect structures. Further, through-dielectric external connection via structures extending through a stepped dielectric material portion of the memory die can be physically exposed, and external bonding pads can be formed thereupon.

[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]


Magnetic balun/transformer with post processing adjustments
Patent No. 11276912 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17135451 on 12/28/2020 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high input impedance magnetic balun/transformer having a phase balancing network (PBN) and method of operating. The balun is fully configurable and trimmable post fabrication using independently adjustable resistive and reactive parts by changing the resistance of a programmed transistor, e.g., NMOS. Parallel connected legs each having a field effect transistors (FETs) that make up NMOS device alter the impedance at the balun output terminals. The ground terminal of a secondary winding or coil at an unbalanced, single-ended side is connected to a phase balancing network. The phase balancing network includes at least two parallel legs, each leg having a resistive element in the form of a transistor device and at least one leg including a capacitive element. The transistor device at a leg can be operated in a linear region to trim the resistance and capacitances at the unbalanced side in order to achieve proper phase balancing and amplitude matching.

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


Antenna mounts and assemblies
Patent No. 11276914 

Inventor(s): Dale Heath (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Severin (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16951408 on 11/18/2020 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes antenna mounts. An antenna mount may include a base, a main pole coupled to or integral with the base and extending upwardly from the base, a cross-support pole coupled to a top end of the main pole and oriented perpendicular relative to the main pole, and at least one mounting pole coupled to or integral with the cross-support pole and extending upwardly from the cross-support pole. Each mounting pole may be configured to secure an antenna to the antenna mount. The antenna mount may be configured to be installed and stand adjacent to or flush against an exterior wall of a building and carry the load weight of the antennas to and through the base of the antenna mount to a ground surface and away from the exterior wall of the building. Antenna mount assemblies are also provided.

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


Single layer antenna
Patent No. 11276938 

Inventor(s): Antony Eugene Brinlee (Plano, TX), Paul James Garrity (Rockwall, TX), Ross Elliot Teggatz (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): SEMTECH CORPORATION (Camarillo, CA)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229120 on 12/21/2018 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna is disclosed that includes a ground plane extending in a first direction on a substrate and a radiating element occupying a same plane as the ground plane on the substrate, and coupled to the ground plane, the radiating element comprising a first portion with a first end and a second end extending in a substantially parallel direction to the ground plane, a feed line coupled to the first end of the first portion of the radiating element and extending in a substantially perpendicular direction from the first portion of the radiating element and a second portion having a third end and a fourth end, wherein the third end is coupled to the ground plane and the fourth end is coupled to the radiating element at a point between the first end and the second end.

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


System and method for an electric motor/generator with a multi-layer stator/rotor assembly
Patent No. 11277062 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16997281 on 08/19/2020 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a new and improved electric motor/generator including a toroidal magnetic cylinder centered on the longitudinal axis, and a coil assembly including a first coil assembly support positioned within the toroidal magnetic cylinder, and a second coil assembly support positioned within the toroidal magnetic cylinder.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


Intelligent multi-level voltage gate driving system for semiconductor power devices
Patent No. 11277127 

Inventor(s): Audrey Dearien (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Keisling Pieper PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16875029 on 05/15/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved gate driver using a microcontroller (uC), a voltage selector (VS), an adjustable voltage regulator (AVR), and an auxiliary current sinking circuit (ACSC) to actively provide selectable drive signals either higher, lower or equal to the basic on voltage and off voltage drive signals for a selected semiconductor device thereby providing an active voltage-mode gate driver for actively speeding up or slowing both the on time and off time transitions of a semiconductor.

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


Current-based track and hold circuit
Patent No. 11277145 

Inventor(s): Joseph Palackal Mathew (Podimattom, , IN), Prasanth K (Ottapalam, , IN), Sai Aditya Krishnaswamy Nurani (Hyderabad, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Appala Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16850597 on 04/16/2020 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sample-and-hold circuit includes a first input resistor, a first transistor, a first capacitor, a second resistor, and a first current source device. A first current terminal of the first transistor is coupled to the first input resistor. A first terminal of the first capacitor is coupled to the second current terminal of the first transistor at a first output node. A first terminal of the second resistor is coupled to the second terminal of the first transistor at the first output node. The first current source device is coupled the first input resistor and to the first current terminal of the first transistor.

[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]


Adaptive tone power control in PLC networks
Patent No. 11277170 

Inventor(s): Anand G. Dabak (Plano, TX), Il Han Kim (Dallas, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16885821 on 05/28/2020 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a powerline communications (PLC) network having a first node and at least a second node on a PLC channel utilizing a band including a plurality of tones, based on at least one channel quality indicator (CQI), the first node allocates for a tone map response payload only a single (1) power control bit for each of a plurality of subbands having two or more tones. The power control bit indicates a first power state or a second power state. The first node transmits a frame including the tone map response payload to the second node. The second node transmits a frame having boosted signal power for the tones in the subbands which have the first power state compared to a lower signal power for the tones in the subbands which have the second power state.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for communications system training
Patent No. 11277175 

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano, TX), Diana Maamari (Palatine, IL), Hao Zhou (Evanston, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16857867 on 04/24/2020 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a communication device includes receiving a first transmission including a first signal on one or more resources associated with signal reception, deriving a receive filter in accordance with the received first transmission, deriving a transmit filter in accordance with the receive filter, precoding a second signal with the transmit filter, thereby producing a second transmission, and transmitting the second transmission.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for wireless communications measurements and CSI feedback
Patent No. 11277183 

Inventor(s): Bingyu Qu (Shenzhen, , CN), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557639 on 08/30/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: Measurements and Channel State Information (CSI) feedback are configured using communications between a network and user equipment (UE). The communications includes a first signaling from a network component to the UE indicating one or more reference signal (RS) resource configurations, a second signaling indicating one or more interference measurement (IM) resource configurations, and a third signaling indicating a CSI report configuration, wherein the CSI report configuration indicates a subset of the one or more RS resource configurations and a subset of the one or more IM resource configurations. The UE establishes a RS based measurement according to the subset of the one or more RS resource configurations and an IM according to the subset of the one or more IM resource configurations. The UE then generates and sends to the network a CSI report in accordance with the CSI report configuration and using the RS based measurement and the IM.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for high rand CSI reporting in wireless communications systems
Patent No. 11277184 

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: 16780746 on 02/03/2020 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), CSI feedback configuration information including two parameters (p[subscript]0[/subscript], p[subscript]1[/subscript]) for determining a set of M basis vectors, the first parameter (p[subscript]0[/subscript]) is for a first rank set and the second parameter (p[subscript]1[/subscript]) is for a second rank set; generating a CSI feedback based on the CSI feedback configuration information, the CSI feedback generated for a rank value v from one of the first and second rank sets and the CSI feedback includes the set of M basis vectors, M is determined based on the (p[subscript]0[/subscript]) if the rank value v belongs to the first rank set and based on the (p[subscript]1[/subscript]) if the rank value v belongs to the second rank set; and transmitting, to the BS, the CSI feedback over an uplink channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for CSI parameter configuration in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 11277187 

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: 16947044 on 07/15/2020 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), CSI feedback configuration information including codebook parameters configured jointly via a single radio resource control (RRC) parameter, the codebook parameters comprising L, p, [subscript]0[/subscript], and , wherein the parameter L determines a number of spatial domain (SD) basis vectors, the parameter determines a maximum number of coefficients, and the parameters p and [subscript]0 [/subscript]determine a number (M[subscript][/subscript]) of frequency domain (FD) basis vectors, wherein the parameter p is for a first rank set and the parameter [subscript]0 [/subscript]is for a second rank set; generating the CSI feedback based on the CSI feedback configuration information, wherein the CSI feedback is generated for a rank value from one of the first and second rank sets; and transmitting, to the BS, the CSI feedback over an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Coordinated satellite and terrestrial channel utilization
Patent No. 11277201 

Inventor(s): Vijay Lewis (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Skylo Technologies, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17200847 on 03/14/2021 (366 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for coordinated satellite and terrestrial channel utilization, are disclosed. One wireless system includes a plurality of base stations, a plurality of hubs, and a controller. For an embodiment, the controller is operative to determine discrete communication delays for each base station based upon a maximum propagation delay between each base station and the one or more of the plurality of hubs, generate a channel sharing map that includes a timing of communication between each base station and the one or more of the plurality of hubs, communicate the channel sharing map to the plurality of base stations. Further, each of the plurality of base stations operates to time wireless communication with the plurality of hubs based on the channel sharing map, the discrete communication delays of the base station, and a communication delay of a preceding base station according to the channel sharing map.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to enable CSI reporting in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 11277247 

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: 16829716 on 03/25/2020 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) comprises, in response to a condition being satisfied, selecting, from a full basis set, a basis subset comprising M[subscript]l [/subscript]bases for each layer l of a plurality of v layers; in response to the condition not being satisfied, selecting, from the full basis set, an intermediate basis set comprising N bases that are common among the plurality of v layers, and selecting, from the selected intermediate basis set, the basis subset comprising M[subscript]l [/subscript]bases for each layer l of the plurality of v layers; transmitting, to a base station (BS), for each layer l of the plurality of v layers, an indicator i[subscript]1,6,l [/subscript]indicating indices of the M[subscript]l [/subscript]bases included in the selected basis subset; and based on the condition not being satisfied, transmitting, to the BS, an indicator i[subscript]1,5 [/subscript]indicating indices of the N bases included in the selected intermediate basis set.

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


Sounding reference signal processing for LTE
Patent No. 11277290 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (Houston, TX), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792812 on 02/17/2020 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless communication receiver including a serial to parallel converter receiving an radio frequency signal, a fast Fourier transform device connected to said serial to parallel converter converting N[subscript]FFT [/subscript]corresponding serial signals into a frequency domain; an EZC root sequence unit generating a set of root sequence signals; an element-by-element multiply unit forming a set of products including a product of each of said frequency domain signals from said fast Fourier transform device and a corresponding root sequence signal, an N[subscript]SRS[/subscript]-length IDFT unit performing a group cyclic-shift de-multiplexing of the products and a discrete Fourier transform unit converting connected cyclic shift de-multiplexing signals back to frequency-domain.

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


Dual biometric authentication and biometric health monitoring using chemosensory and internal imaging data
Patent No. 11277405 

Inventor(s): Mark Schnitzer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBAL E-DENTITY, INC. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Law Office Of Dorian Cartwright (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16953087 on 11/19/2020 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: Biometric health monitoring of a specific user or population is performed during biometric authentication for granting access to physical or digital assets. If biometric authentication, biometric verification and biometric health monitoring is acceptable, access to the physical or digital assets is allowed. Likewise, if a health anomaly is detected in a specific user or if an outbreak is detected in a specific community, an electronic notification can be sent to the individual, a health administrator, or to a government official, and access may be denied to the specific user.

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


Conference session access using reachability information for distributed clusters of media nodes
Patent No. 11277454 

Inventor(s): Carl Nathan Buckles (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17205379 on 03/18/2021 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: A conference system includes a controller and clusters of media nodes. Each media node performs media packet processing operations and connects with other media nodes and client devices. The controller sends to a client device contact information for candidate clusters. The controller receives from the client device a measure of reachability to each candidate cluster as determined by the client device using the contact information. The controller receives from the client device a request to join a communication session. Responsive to the request, the controller determines a best cluster among the candidate clusters to which the client should connect for the communication session based on the measures of reachability to the candidate clusters, and selects a media node in the best cluster. The controller sends to the client device contact information for the media node to enable the client device to connect to the media node for the communication session.

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


Method and system for constraining slice header processing overhead in video coding
Patent No. 11277639 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17386592 on 07/28/2021 (230 days app to issue)

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

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


Adaptive loop filtering (ALF) for video coding
Patent No. 11277645 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Minhua Zhou (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16889869 on 06/02/2020 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for adaptive loop filtering of a reconstructed picture in a video encoder is provided that includes determining whether or not sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering is applied to the reconstructed picture, and using adaptive loop filtering with no offset for the reconstructed picture when the SAO filtering is determined to be applied to the reconstructed picture.

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


Signal conditioning to mitigate interference
Patent No. 11277803 

Inventor(s): Pablo Tacconi (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ISCO International, LLC (Schaumburg, IL)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17172226 on 02/10/2021 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, receiving, via an antenna, a signal generated by a communication device, detecting an interference in the signal, the interference generated by one or more transmitters unassociated with the communication device, and the interference determined from signal characteristics associated with a signaling protocol used by the one or more transmitters, and performing signal conditioning on the signal to reduce the interference. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Semi-persistent scheduled resource release procedure in a mobile communication network
Patent No. 11277861 

Inventor(s): Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart (Darmstadt, , DE), Christian Wengerter (Kleinheubach, , DE), Joachim Lohr (Wiesbaden, , DE), Martin Feuersanger (Bremen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794355 on 02/19/2020 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium for use with a user equipment in a radio communication system, the non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium storing instructions, that when executed by a processor, cause the processor to control the user equipment to perform operations that include receiving control signalling that includes new data information and modulation and coding scheme information, and releasing a semi-persistent resource allocation when a predetermined combination of the new data information and the modulation and coding scheme information is received. The modulation and coding scheme information in the predetermined combination includes an index of 11111 in binary format that indicates no transport block size information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Printed circuit boards for power supplies
Patent No. 11277900 

Inventor(s): Anjana Shyamsundar (McKinney, TX), Robert Joseph Roessler (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB Power Electronics Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17087822 on 11/03/2020 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least one embodiment of a power supply includes a printed circuit board formed from a plurality of double-sided laminates and a plurality of thermally conductive, electrically insulating pre-preg sheets interleaved with the plurality of double-sided laminates. Each double-sided laminate illustratively includes an electrically insulating core, a first patterned layer of electrically conductive material arranged on a first side of the electrically insulating core, and a second patterned layer of electrically conductive material arranged on a second side of the electrically insulating core opposite the first side. The printed circuit board illustratively further includes a thermally conductive, electrically insulating additive resin filling spaces between the electrically conductive material in both the first and second patterned layers of each of the plurality of double-sided laminates, such that the electrically conductive material and the additive resin together form planar surfaces that contact the plurality of pre-preg sheets.

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


Robotics employed in processes and systems for liquid immersion cooling
Patent No. 11277938 

Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano, TX), John David Enright (Plano, TX), Taylor Monnig (Plano, TX), William Hadala (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, INC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton AK, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17393207 on 08/03/2021 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. Advantageously an absorption/desorption unit is employed having a carbon element and a controller configured to regulate the absorption unit. Robotic components facilitate automation.

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


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Inventor(s): Brittany Goerig (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): hand2mind, Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29760753 on 12/03/2020 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Clear ice maker
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Inventor(s): Thomas B. Murphy (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): DEXAS INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724763 on 02/19/2020 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


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Inventor(s): Michael L. Sides (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SanoTech 360, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29694699 on 06/12/2019 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Handheld massaging tool
Patent No. D946163 

Inventor(s): Jack Dempsey (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29709474 on 10/15/2019 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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