Dallas Invents: 91 Patents Granted for Week of May 29

Patents granted include IBM’s smart garment that can communicate to a receiver “at least one parameter” away; Bottle Rocket’s new interactive video viewing experience; Fossil’s design for a device that monitors activity; and Omnitrac’s advanced warning system for vehicles on the road.

IBMs patent No. 9984550

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 May 29, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

91 patents granted    Ranked No. 13 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano) 11
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 8
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 3
VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson) 2
Velos Media, LLC (Plano) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton) 4
Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas) 2
Yi Song (Plano) 2
Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

123 days
Modular display panel
Patent No. 9984603
Inventor: William Y. Hall (Dallas)
Assignee: ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas)

3,025 days
Patterned roofing underlayment
Patent No. 9982437
Inventor: Pter Barrego (Newport, RI)
Assignee: PrimeSource Building Products Inc. (Irving)


Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness IndexFor additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Retractable centesis needle
Patent No. 9980747 

Inventor(s): John B. Schramm (Skokie, IL), Kevin Hess (Chicago, IL), Sophie Marcoux (Gainesville, FL)
Assignee(s): Argon Medical Devices, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: IpHorgan Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14941443 on 11/13/2015 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retractable centesis needle comprises a hollow, sharp tipped outer cannula extending from a housing. The outer cannula is generally tube-like and open at both ends to form a channel into a cavity in the housing. A blunt tipped inner cannula is disposed within the channel and capable of sliding away from the housing to an extended state and toward the housing to a refracted state. The inner cannula is biased toward the extended state by a first spring disposed in the housing. A second spring also disposed in the housing acts in the same direction as the first spring when the inner cannula is in a fully retracted state. However, the second spring does not bias the inner cannula in any direction when the inner cannula is in a fully extended state.

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


Minimally invasive counter-torque wrench system
Patent No. 9980758 

Inventor(s): Cin K. Abidin (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Blackstone Medical, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14092154 on 11/27/2013 (1644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A minimally invasive counter-torque system may comprise a bone screw system, a counter-torque wrench, a set screw driver, a counter-torque wrench handle, and a removable set screw driver handle. A body of the counter-torque wrench may be positioned entirely within a space as defined by or between removable arms of a tulip head of the bone screw system, such that only the wings of the counter-torque wrench extend beyond a width of the bone screw system. In operation, the counter-torque wrench handle may be received on a proximal end of the counter-torque wrench and may be used to stabilize and prevent rotation of the counter-torque wrench and the bone screw system. Then, the removable set screw drive handle may be engaged to a proximal end of the set screw driver and may be used to fasten a set screw into the saddle of the bone screw system.

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


Implantable devices and techniques for oncoplastic surgery
Patent No. 9980809 

Inventor(s): Gail S. Lebovic (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Focal Therapeutics, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15456078 on 03/10/2017 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein are devices for placement in surgically created soft tissue spaces, potential spaces, or cavities. The implantable devices generally include a bioabsorbable body having an open framework that facilitates attachment of tissue thereto in a manner that helps avoid post-surgical deformities. Methods for using the implantable devices in oncoplastic surgery are further described.

[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]


Oxygen-enabled composition
Patent No. 9980909 

Inventor(s): James R. Smith (Plano, TX), John W. Woodmansee, Jr. (Frisco, TX), Robert A. Woodmansee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Baylor University (Waco, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15493688 on 04/21/2017 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition of chlorine-free poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide that comprises a clathrate containing oxygen gas molecules. In one embodiment, the poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide has particles having a diameter of 212 microns or less. The composition may be homogeneous.

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


Systems and methods for measuring refractive error and ophthalmic lenses provided therefrom
Patent No. 9980638 

Inventor(s): Gabriel Keita (Dallas, TX), Howard Purcell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (Compagnie Generale d”Optique) (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15309862 on 11/20/2014 (1286 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing identification factors for an individual wearer. Some or all of the identification factors when within a predetermined value provide a prescription and corrective ophthalmic lenses for a selected individual wearer, the corrective ophthalmic lens having at least one correction that is to the nearest 0.20 diopter, or is in a range between about the nearest 0.01 diopter and about the nearest 0.20 diopter. The prescription and corrective ophthalmic lenses are obtained by at least first analysis performed with a first instrument, a second analysis performed with a second instrument, and a third analysis performed with a third instrument, in which each instrument is different, and each analysis is different.

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


Computerized oral prescription administration devices and associated systems and methods
Patent No. 9981116 

Inventor(s): Christy Corey (Fishers, IN), Susan B. Owen (Dallas, TX), Thomas M. Rouse (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BERKSHIRE BIOMEDICAL, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15708045 on 09/18/2017 (253 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computerized oral prescription administration (COPA) devices, systems, and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a substance dispensing apparatus, comprising a mouthpiece having a recess customized to match with an intended user”s unique dentition; a user verification mechanism configured to determine whether the intended user”s unique dentition is positioned within the recess; and an actuator coupled to the mouthpiece and in communication with the user verification mechanism, the actuator configured to dispense a substance from a reservoir coupled to the mouthpiece in response to the user verification mechanism determining that the intended user”s unique dentition is positioned within the recess.

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


Heat dispersion for implantable medical devices
Patent No. 9981137 

Inventor(s): Jay H Eiger (Eastlake, OH)
Assignee(s): Nuvectra Corporation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13359739 on 01/27/2012 (2314 days app to issue)

Abstract: An implantable medical device that includes electrical circuitry for providing a therapy to a patient. The device also includes a housing forming an inner chamber that is adapted for receiving, at least a portion of the electrical circuitry. The device further includes a thermally conductive material that is configured to disperse heat from a first portion of the implantable medical device that is located in proximity to a heat generating component of the electrical circuitry, to a second portion of the implantable medical device that is not located in proximity to said heat generating component. The thermally conductive material is a discrete component separate from the electrical circuitry and the housing.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


NPR-B agonists
Patent No. 9982016 

Inventor(s): Mark R. Hellberg (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Shire Orphan Therapies GmbH (Berlin, , DE)
Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15645680 on 07/10/2017 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are novel compounds having NPR-B agonistic activity. Preferred compounds are linear peptides containing 8-13 conventional or non-conventional L- or D-amino acid residues connected to one another via peptide bonds.

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


 

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

Tool assembly comprising universal handle and interchangeable tool heads
Patent No. 9980553 

Inventor(s): Scott Latimer (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Ecolab USA Inc. (Saint Paul, MN)
Law Firm: McKee, Voorhees Sease, PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14996993 on 01/15/2016 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool assembly includes an elongated handle and a locking system for attaching a tool head to the handle. The tool head can be a floor care tool or other accessory that can be attached to the handle such that the elongated length of the handle can aid in the use of the tool attached. The locking system includes a keyed locking collar for engaging at least a first portion of the tool head, and a locking cap rotatably positioned on the handle for engaging a second portion of the tool head. The handle can be extendable, such as by telescoping, and can also be overmolded.

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


Tube expander for heat exchanger coil units
Patent No. 9981303 

Inventor(s): Anthony Garrett Orchard (Plano, TX), Irving George Pennini (Prosper, TX), Jessie Doria (Dallas, TX), Sergiu Vrabie (Trophy Club, TX)
Assignee(s): FIRST CO. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15202892 on 07/06/2016 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tube expander for heat exchanger coil units according to which a tubular expansion process is conducted. In one aspect, the tube expander includes a fixture, which includes a back unit and first and second door assemblies movably connected thereto. One or more heat exchanger coil units are adapted to be connected to each of the first and second door assemblies. In another aspect, the fixture is adjustable to accommodate different heat exchanger coil units. In yet another aspect, the tubular expansion process is not permitted when the first or second door assembly is closed and a sensor does not sense the presence of a latch bar.

[B21D] WORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL (working or processing of wire B21F)


Method of reinforcing a seatback frame of a seat assembly
Patent No. 9981584 

Inventor(s): Christopher H. DeRose (Canton, MI), Kyle E. Rosander (Ann Arbor, MI), Leon Toma (Commerce Township, MI), Robert Joseph Hazlewood (Plymouth, 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: 14526653 on 10/29/2014 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of reinforcing a seatback frame of a seat assembly in which the seatback frame includes a pair of first frame members. The method includes the steps of providing a reinforcement member having an insertion end and an arm at an opposite end of the reinforcement member. The arm extends generally normal to the remainder of the reinforcement member to define a generally L-shape. An aperture is formed in one of the pair of first frame members. The insertion end of the reinforcement member is inserted into the aperture. The attachment end is aligned with the other of the pair of first frame members. The reinforcement member is welded to the seatback frame to reinforce the seatback frame.

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


Cross-wing driveshaft channel
Patent No. 9981734 

Inventor(s): Adam Anderson (Fort Worth, TX), Steven Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15269278 on 09/19/2016 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft wing including a fuel tank located in the wing, a channel defining a cavity in the fuel tank, the channel including at least two channel ends terminating at an upper or lower wing surface, a driveshaft located in the cavity; and an access panel located on the wing surface and being movable between an open position so that access to the cavity is permitted, and a closed position so that the cavity is at least partially covered by the access panel to inhibit access to the cavity.

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


Folding proprotor blade assembly having integral tang assembly
Patent No. 9981736 

Inventor(s): Christopher Foskey (Fort Worth, TX), Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15156224 on 05/16/2016 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft includes a fuselage, a wing member extending from the fuselage, an engine disposed relative to the wing member, a rotor hub assembly mechanically coupled to the engine and a plurality of proprotor blade assemblies rotatably mounted to the rotor hub assembly and operable for beamwise folding relative thereto. The proprotor blade assemblies each including a spar and a sheath extending spanwise along a leading edge of the spar. The spar has a root section, a main section and a tip section. The spar has a generally oval cross section at radial stations along the main section of the spar with the root section of the spar forming an integral tang assembly operable for coupling the spar to the rotor hub assembly.

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


Tiltrotor aircraft having spherical bearing mounted pylon assemblies
Patent No. 9981750 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Fort Worth, TX), Daniel J. Sweigard (Fort Worth, TX), George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey Matthew Williams (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15792686 on 10/24/2017 (217 days app to issue)

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

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


Rolled tubular centralizer
Patent No. 9982496 

Inventor(s): Jean Buytaert (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTIONS, INC. (The Woodlands, TX)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13957016 on 08/01/2013 (1762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a centralizer where a flat plate is created into a tubular where the flat plate is typically rolled so that two sides of the plate contact one another and are then linked, typically by welding. Openings are then created in the tubular such that there are no corners or other points that stress cracks may originate. Once the openings are created the remaining material between adjacent openings forms ribs. The openings created in the tubular are generally aligned with the long axis of the tubular. The material at the upper and lower end of the flat plate where openings were not created serve as circumferential collars. The ribs may be radially outwardly expanded in order to provide adequate stand-off. In many instances the ribs will also be hardened by heat treating or other hardening processes.

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


Advanced warning system
Patent No. 9984573 

Inventor(s): David Allen Schaller (Ft. Wayne, IN), Richard Glasmann (Dallas, TX), Wesley M. Mays (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14935193 on 11/06/2015 (935 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to one or more systems, methods, and/or devices for an advanced warning system that alerts drivers of potential upcoming traffic conditions (e.g., accidents or traffic slowdowns) based on active monitoring of vehicle parameters (e.g., speed, braking, air bag deployment, etc.) associated with other vehicles traveling ahead in the same direction. Thus, in some aspects, the advanced warning system may receive, at a network device (e.g., network management center (NMC)), one or more parameters from a first mobile computing platform (MCP) associated with a first vehicle and determine, at the network device, whether a traffic condition has developed on a stretch of highway based on the one or more parameters.

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


 

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

Methods of making chlorinated hydrocarbons
Patent No. 9981892 

Inventor(s): Daniel D. Rohrback (Valley Center, KS), James S. Strathe (LaPorte, TX), John Lee Dawkins (Derby, KS), Lloyd B. Branam (Wichita, KS), Richard L. Wilson (Mulvane, KS), Rodney L. Klausmeyer (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL CORPORATION (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15493908 on 04/21/2017 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for the manufacture of 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane from 1,1,1,3-tetrachloropropane and chlorine are disclosed. Improved methods are provided for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane. Methods are also disclosed for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from 1,1,1,3-tetrachloropropane and chlorine and for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from carbon tetrachloride, ethylene, and chlorine.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Encapsulated anchor devices, systems, and methods
Patent No. 9982434 

Inventor(s): Gregory A. Hunsicker (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Structural Technologies IP, LLC (Hanover, MD)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15172344 on 06/03/2016 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: Encapsulated anchor devices, systems, and methods are provided. An exemplary anchor device is used in a system for reinforcing a structure. The exemplary anchor device includes an anchor plate and a wedge. A strand is pulled through the anchor plate, and one portion of the strand is disposed in a first cover and another portion of the strand is bare. The device further includes a protective cover that encapsulates the anchor plate, the strand, and a portion of the first cover.

[E04C] STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S)


Patterned roofing underlayment
Patent No. 9982437 

Inventor(s): Pter Barrego (Newport, RI)
Assignee(s): PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12705749 on 02/15/2010 (3025 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lightweight thermoplastic polyolefin roofing underlayment with superior tear strength is disclosed having a printed upper surface simulating the appearance of a finished roof. The underlayment is reinforced with a woven polypropylene scrim. Anti-skid materials can be incorporated into the body of the underlayment.

[E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)


Degradable wellbore isolation devices with large flow areas
Patent No. 9982506 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary Murphree (Dallas, TX), Zachary Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14758989 on 08/28/2014 (1370 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example downhole tool for use in a wellbore lined with casing includes a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including a mandrel that defines a central flow passage that allows fluid flow in at least one direction through the wellbore isolation device, the wellbore isolation device providing an inner diameter and an outer diameter. A minimum production flow area is provided across the wellbore isolation device and is determined by at least one of: a flow area across the wellbore isolation device that is at least 1/16 a total flow area of the casing at a location of the wellbore isolation device within the wellbore, and a flow area resulting from the inner diameter being at least 25% of the outer diameter. At least the mandrel is made of a slowly degradable material that degrades when exposed to a wellbore environment.

[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]


Internally trussed high-expansion support for refracturing operations
Patent No. 9982507 

Inventor(s): Darrell Adkins (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14783217 on 10/29/2014 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole system and method is disclosed for sealing a previously perforated section of casing and refracturing the subterranean formation in a region of the subterranean formation remote from those regions previously fractured. The system includes a truss structure radially expandable between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration and a sealing structure disposed radially external to the truss structure. The truss structure and the sealing structure are set in their expanded configurations so that the sealing structure is put into engagement with the perforated section of casing so as to restrict the flow of fluids from the perforated section of production tubing into the subterranean formation.

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


Intervention tool for delivering self-assembling repair fluid
Patent No. 9982508 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14655851 on 12/19/2013 (1622 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to devices for use in a wellbore in a subterranean formation. There is provided an intervention tool that may be used to set a self-assembling remedial screen, patch, plug, create a remedial isolation zone, conduct remedial securement, or otherwise provide a remedial fix to one or more components of the completion in a downhole configuration. The intervention tool may have a tool shaft, at least two magnets positioned with respect to the tool shaft, a carrier fluid containing magnetically responsive particles, one or more injection ports on the tool shaft, and a fluid deployment system to cause deployment of the carrier fluid out of the tool shaft through the one or more injection ports.

[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]


Well treatment device, method, and system
Patent No. 9982509 

Inventor(s): Charles Espinoza (Alvord, TX), Kyle Zemlak (Flower Mound, TX), Michael Gay (Norman, OK)
Assignee(s): Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Knobloch Tripp, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15199255 on 06/30/2016 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for selectively treating zones in a cased well-bore, including a downhole tool, having a body, an inner bore, and an outer surface. The tool body has at least one treatment port disposed on the outer surface and a sliding sleeve disposed within the inner bore for selectively isolating the inner bore from the outer surface. The sliding sleeve can be positioned in a closed position or open position with respect to the treatment port. A collet disposed around an outer surface of the sliding sleeve is for maintaining the sliding sleeve in an open position. At least one finger on the collet engages the inner surface of the bore for maintaining the sleeve in an open position. The sliding sleeve also has a means for maintaining the inner sliding sleeve in a closed position.

[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]


Expanding piston for a subsurface safety valve
Patent No. 9982510 

Inventor(s): Bruce Edward Scott (McKinney, TX), James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14382608 on 11/11/2013 (1660 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are subsurface safety valves having an expanding piston used to increase the opening force for the safety valve. One disclosed safety valve includes a housing having a piston bore defined therein and configured to receive hydraulic fluid pressure, the piston bore providing a tapered portion having a first end and a second end, wherein a cross-sectional diameter of the tapered portion progressively increases from the first end to the second end, and a piston assembly movably arranged within the piston bore and comprising a piston rod that extends longitudinally within at least a portion of the piston bore and an expanding piston coupled to the piston rod, wherein the expanding piston is configured to move between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration to sealingly engage the tapered portion as the piston assembly moves between the first and second ends.

[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]


Coiled tubing connector for downhole tools
Patent No. 9982517 

Inventor(s): Bradley Vass (Fort Worth, TX), Lyle Andrich (Grandview, TX)
Assignee(s): OWEN OIL TOOLS LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Mossman, Kumar Tyler, PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14750112 on 06/25/2015 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: A quick connection for coiled tubing run tools eases the assembly and disassembly while deploying such tools. The quick connection utilizes a locking collet and an inner mandrel with locking sleeve system. Such a quick connection does not require perfect alignment between mating pieces.

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


Wellbore servicing tools, systems and methods utilizing near-field communication
Patent No. 9982530 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13914216 on 06/10/2013 (1814 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore servicing system comprising a controller node disposed within a wellbore, and a tool node configured for movement through the wellbore, wherein the tool node communicates with the controller node via a near field communication (NFC) signal, wherein prior to communication with the controller node, the tool node will not perform at least one function and, after communication with the controller node, the tool node will selectively perform the at least one function.

[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]


System and method for controlling linear movement using a tapered MR valve
Patent No. 9982532 

Inventor(s): Justin Hussey (Dallas, TX), Mohamed Ali Ahmed (Richardson, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HUNT ENERGY ENTERPRISES, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14921160 on 10/23/2015 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tapered magnetorheological (MR) valve includes a first fixed housing that remains in a fixed position along a central axis of the tapered MR valve. The first fixed housing defines a first surface of a MR fluid channel that is at an angle with respect to the central axis of the tapered MR valve. A second housing moves linearly along the central axis of the tapered MR valve. The second housing defines a second surface of the MR fluid channel that is at the angle with respect to the central axis of the tapered MR valve. The first fixed housing and the second housing together define a first MR fluid chamber and a second MR fluid chamber interconnected by the MR fluid channel. The second housing moves linearly between a first position and a second position along the central axis of the tapered MR valve. The distance between the first surface of the MR fluid channel and the second surface of the MR fluid channel has a first value at the first position and a second value greater that the first value at the second position.

[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

 

Methods, systems, and products for detection of environmental conditions
Patent No. 9982471 

Inventor(s): Mehmet Ozkan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15399908 on 01/06/2017 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and products monitor environmental conditions in an enclosed environment, such as a garage or storage shed. If a dangerous environmental condition is determined, such as elevated carbon monoxide, an entry door may be opened. If further remedial measures are required, ignition of an internal combustion engine may be prohibited.

[F02D] CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES (vehicle fittings, acting on a single sub-unit only, for automatically controlling vehicle speed B60K 31/00; conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function, road vehicle drive control systems for purposes other than the control of a single sub-unit B60W; cyclically operating valves for combustion engines F01L; controlling combustion engine lubrication F01M; cooling internal-combustion engines F01P; supplying combustion engines with combustible mixtures or constituents thereof, e.g. carburettors, injection pumps, F02M; starting of combustion engines F02N; controlling of ignition F02P; controlling gas-turbine plants, jet-propulsion plants, or combustion-product engine plants, see the relevant subclasses for these plants) [2006.01]


Universal plug
Patent No. 9982826 

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: 15009625 on 01/28/2016 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a universal plug having an outer wall and an inner wall that surrounds an inner cavity along an axis of symmetry of the universal plug, the universal plug comprising a first plug tier having a first outer surface diameter that extends a first length along the axis of symmetry and a second plug tier having a second outer surface diameter that extends a second length along the axis of symmetry from the first plug tier; a compression shank situated in and extending through the inner cavity of the universal plug; a compression head attached to a distal end of the compression shank and having a larger diameter than the compression shank; a washer comprising an opening, the compression shank extending through the opening; and a threaded gasket cap comprising a threaded opening.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Vehicle lights including moisture management apparatuses
Patent No. 9982857 

Inventor(s): Sunil Dalal (Canton, 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: 14918181 on 10/20/2015 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light with improved moisture control for a vehicle. The light has a housing and a lens, the housing and the lens forming a light interior. The light also includes a lamp that is at least partially enclosed within the light interior. A vent duct is included and extends through the housing from the light interior to an exterior of the light. An anti-humidity fan is present within the vent duct and is operable to move moisture from the light interior to the exterior of the light and thereby prevent fogging of the light lens.

[F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


System for controlling operation of an HVAC system
Patent No. 9982930 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Jon Douglas (Lewisville, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14173686 on 02/05/2014 (1574 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for a control system for a compressor assembly of an heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A control assembly comprises a controller for varying the capacity of a compressor unit of the compressor assembly. The controller determines a first pressure of the compressor unit based on a first operating state of the compressor unit.

[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

Device for the detection of the profile of a rolling surface of a rolling body, in particular a tread of a tire for a vehicle
Patent No. 9983098 

Inventor(s): Angelo Zingarelli (Turin, , IT), Cesare Santanera (Turin, , IT), Giuseppe Zizza (Turin, , IT), Marco Omede (Turin, , IT), Marco Riccardi (Turin, , IT)
Assignee(s): TIRE PROFILES LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14526985 on 10/29/2014 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for detecting the profile of the rolling surface of a rolling body, in particular a tread of a tire for a vehicle includes a light source and an optical assembly configured for processing a first light beam emitted by the light source. The first light beam is a planar light beam having a divergent course, and the light source is configured for the emission of the first light beam towards the optical assembly. The optical assembly includes at least one first refractive member configured for collimating at least one portion of the first light beam incident thereon into a measurement beam that is directed towards a measurement section of the device to impinge upon the rolling surface.

[G01B] MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS


Method for the formation of nano-scale on-chip optical waveguide structures
Patent No. 9983353 

Inventor(s): Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14933095 on 11/05/2015 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: A strip of sacrificial semiconductor material is formed on top of a non-sacrificial semiconductor material substrate layer. A conformal layer of the non-sacrificial semiconductor material is epitaxially grown to cover the substrate layer and the strip of sacrificial semiconductor material. An etch is performed to selectively remove the strip of sacrificial semiconductor material and leave a hollow channel surrounded by the conformal layer and the substrate layer. Using an anneal, the conformal layer and the substrate layer are reflowed to produce an optical waveguide structure including the hollow channel.

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


Forward-on-forward high dynamic range architecture for digital micromirror devices
Patent No. 9983402 

Inventor(s): John David Jackson (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC. (Cypress, CA)
Law Firm: Perry + Currier, Inc. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15434635 on 02/16/2017 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A forward-on-forward high dynamic range architecture for digital micromirror devices device is provided. In particular, provided herein is a device that includes two digital micromirror devices (DMDs), each operated in a forward configuration, such that each is illuminated at a respective non-normal angle and a respective output image is reflected at a normal angle, a subject plane of a first DMD being parallel to the first DMD. Optics between the DMDs are configured to convey light reflected from the first DMD to illuminate an image plane at a second DMD in the forward configuration, the optics including an equivalent lens plane. At least one optical device between the DMDs is configured to: tilt the subject plane of the first DMD to an equivalent tilted subject plane, the equivalent lens plane, the equivalent tilted subject plane and the image plane all intersecting at a Scheimpflug intersection.

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


Balancing computation and communication power in power constrained clusters
Patent No. 9983652 

Inventor(s): Wei Huang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14959669 on 12/04/2015 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for balancing computation and communication power in power constrained environments. A data processing cluster with a plurality of compute nodes may perform parallel processing of a workload in a power constrained environment. Nodes that finish tasks early may be power-gated based on one or more conditions. In some scenarios, a node may predict a wait duration and go into a reduced power consumption state if the wait duration is predicted to be greater than a threshold. The power saved by power-gating one or more nodes may be reassigned for use by other nodes. A cluster agent may be configured to reassign the unused power to the active nodes to expedite workload processing.

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


Health indicator of a storage device
Patent No. 9983828 

Inventor(s): Zhenlei Shen (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14510687 on 10/09/2014 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage device may perform a method that includes identifying a first life stage of multiple life stages of the data storage device. The method includes determining a first health scheme based on the first life stage and generating a first health indicator associated with a region of the memory based on the first health scheme.

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


Physical addressing schemes for non-volatile memory systems employing multi-die interleave schemes
Patent No. 9983829 

Inventor(s): Muralitharan Jayaraman (Bangalore, , IN), Narendhiran Chinnaanangur Ravimohan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14994667 on 01/13/2016 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system may include a plurality of memory dies and a controller that is configured to write data into the memory dies according to a multi-die interleave scheme. A total number of the dies may be a non-multiple of a die component number of the interleave scheme. The controller may select abstract address based on a virtual die layout, and translate the abstract address to actual physical addresses. The translation may identify actual blocks located in different rows of blocks. The controller may also read data sets from the memory dies. To do so, the controller may translate an abstract address to actual physical addresses, which may similarly identify actual blocks located in different rows of blocks.

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


BIOS system with non-volatile data memory
Patent No. 9983885 

Inventor(s): Keith Grandin (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14705516 on 05/06/2015 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system. The system includes a BIOS system comprising a first memory device configured to store data associated with a computer system, wherein the first memory device is a non-volatile random-access memory device. The system further includes a second non-volatile memory device configured to store a set of instructions for execution by a processor during initialization of the computer system. The set of instructions comprises at least one instruction configured to read a data value stored in the first memory device.

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


System, method and apparatus for preventing data loss due to memory defects using latches
Patent No. 9983920 

Inventor(s): Aaron Lee (Milpitas, CA), Abhijeet Bhalerao (San Jose, CA), Mrinal Kochar (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15150325 on 05/09/2016 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for operating a memory system includes receiving a first user data, writing the first user data to a first buffer, writing the first user data from the first buffer to a first selected memory location, writing the first user data from the first buffer into a second buffer when the first user data was successfully written to the first selected memory location. Data is retrieved from the first selected memory location and written into the first buffer. Data in the first buffer can be matched to the user data in the second buffer to confirm a successful storage of the first user data in the memory system. A previously stored user data can be retrieved from a third selected memory location and written into a third buffer when the previously stored user data was stored in the memory system before the first user data.

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


Optimized dynamic matrixing of software environments for application test and analysis
Patent No. 9983979 

Inventor(s): Jeffery C. Cheng (Raleigh, NC), Matthew John Molner (Cary, NC), Matthew Kevin Kerbawy (Youngsville, NC), Todd Jason Dolinsky (Chapel Hill, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14539642 on 11/12/2014 (1294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for matrixing of software environments is provided. The method includes receiving a selection of a plurality of aspects of a task environment for an application and executing the application in a task environment selected from a set of all possible combinations. The method includes selecting a next task environment from the set of all possible combinations, based on a result of executing the application in the task environment and reducing a matrix search scope, responsive to a failure in the executing the application in the task environment. The method includes repeating the executing, the selecting and the reducing until one of the matrix search scope as reduced, is less than or equal to a completed search scope, or the set of all possible combinations of the plurality of aspects of the task environment is in the completed search scope.

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


Apparatus, system, and method for conditional and atomic storage operations
Patent No. 9983993 

Inventor(s): David Flynn (Sandy, UT), David Nellans (Salt Lake City, UT), Xiangyong Ouyang (Columbus, OH)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14994452 on 01/13/2016 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for implementing conditional storage operations. Storage clients access and allocate portions of an address space of a non-volatile storage device. A conditional storage request is provided, which causes data to be stored to the non-volatile storage device on the condition that the address space of the device can satisfy the entire request. If only a portion of the request can be satisfied, the conditional storage request may be deferred or fail. An atomic storage request is provided, which may comprise one or more storage operations. The atomic storage request succeeds if all of the one or more storage operations are complete successfully. If one or more of the storage operations fails, the atomic storage request is invalidated, which may comprise deallocating logical identifiers of the request and/or invalidating data on the non-volatile storage device pertaining to the request.

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


Delayed write through cache (DWTC) and method for operating the DWTC
Patent No. 9983995 

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Ashish Rai Shrivastava (Plano, TX), Sushma Wokhlu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15131779 on 04/18/2016 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cache and a method for operating a cache are disclosed. In an embodiment, the cache includes a cache controller, data cache and a delay write through cache (DWTC), wherein the data cache is separate and distinct from the DWTC, wherein cacheable write accesses are split into shareable cacheable write accesses and non-shareable cacheable write accesses, wherein the cacheable shareable write accesses are allocated only to the DWTC, and wherein the non-shareable cacheable write accesses are not allocated to the DWTC.

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


Event based pre-fetch caching storage controller
Patent No. 9983997 

Inventor(s): Weimin Pan (Spring, TX)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14809000 on 07/24/2015 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cache management system and method allowing data stored in non-sequential storage blocks on a storage system to be retrieved to a cache memory in advance of a call for the data based on a defined event in a host. The system and method detects a defined event from the host. The defined event issues an event read sequence of read requests for data from non-sequential storage blocks of a storage system. The event data read sequence of read requests is recorded to create a pre-fetch list. The read requests in the event read sequence are then issued for the pre-fetch list associated with the defined event to store the requested data in the cache memory.

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


Latent student clustering using a hierarchical block clustering method
Patent No. 9984145 

Inventor(s): Helen H. Shin (Fairport, NY), William K. Stumbo (Fairport, NY)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14922582 on 10/26/2015 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for verifying homogeneity in clusters and comprises a processor and a non-transitory computer readable memory storing instructions that are executable by the processor. The system creates at least one adjacency matrix representing a relationship between rows and columns of a table. The system applies an algorithm to the table to identify a first set of clusters. For each identified cluster, the system compares a computed dispersion value to a predetermined threshold. The cluster is associated as being homogeneous if the threshold is not met and not homogeneous if the threshold is met. The system reapplies the algorithm to the set of non-homogenous clusters within the data set and repeats the thresholding processes until each cluster resulting from the data set is homogeneous. Upon reaching the desired homogeneity for each cluster, the system recombines the clusters sequentially while keeping the each identified cluster together.

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


System, method and apparatus for electronically searching for an item
Patent No. 9984156 

Inventor(s): Douglas Peckover (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): YOUR COMMAND, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13598348 on 08/29/2012 (2099 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for electronically searching for an item by receiving a search request comprising a requested category and one or more requested attributes of the item and storing the search request in a search index based on the requested category and the requested attribute(s). The search index includes one or more categories and each category is defined by a taxonomy of attributes. The search index is then searched for any previously stored search requests that match the requested category and the requested attribute(s), a result of the search is determined and a search response that includes the result of the search is sent.

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


Model generation system for a machine
Patent No. 9984182 

Inventor(s): Bradley Dupont (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Caterpillar Inc. (Deerfield, IL)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15164507 on 05/25/2016 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A model generation system for a machine having a database, a memory to store instructions, and a controller configured to execute the instructions to generate a plurality of interrelated data tables. The data tables may have a sensor table having a sensor row including sensor attributes, a calculation table having a calculation row including calculation attributes associated with a measurement from the sensor, and a fault indicator table including fault indicator attributes based on the measurement or the calculation. The controller may highlight the sensor row using a first color when the sensor table includes a tag identifier associated with the sensor, and highlight the sensor row using a second color when the sensor table does not include the tag identifier. The controller may display the highlighted sensor table on a display device and store the data tables in the database.

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


Online domain adaptation for multi-object tracking
Patent No. 9984315 

Inventor(s): Adrien Gaidon (Grenoble, , FR), Eleonora Vig (Grenoble, , FR)
Assignee(s): Condurent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ortiz Lopez, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14704350 on 05/05/2015 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for online domain adaptation for multi-object tracking. Video of an area of interest can be captured with an image-capturing unit. The video (e.g., video images) can be analyzed with a pre-trained object detector utilizing online domain adaptation including convex multi-task learning and an associated self-tuning stochastic optimization procedure to jointly adapt online all trackers associated with the pre-trained object detector and a pre-trained category-level model from the trackers in order to efficiently track a plurality of objects in the video captured by the image-capturing unit.

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


Automated vehicular accident detection
Patent No. 9984331 

Inventor(s): Karl J. Cama (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14732836 on 06/08/2015 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle accident detection method and system is provided. The method includes receiving location coordinates associated with a location of an occurring vehicular accident. Data associated with possible causes of the vehicular accident is received from sensors. Traffic related rules associated with a geographical location are retrieved and analyzed with respect to the data. Parameters associated with at least one vehicle involved in the vehicular accident and a possible cause are determined via execution of programming logic and transmitted to additional systems. The possible cause for the vehicular accident is determined from all possible causes based on matching current and historical accident circumstances. Additionally, weighting factors may be available and adjusted over time for accurate accident detection. A possible cause comprising a greatest weighting factor may be used to identify a most likely cause.

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


Systems and methods for gesture-based interaction with computer systems
Patent No. 9984362 

Inventor(s): Dilip Aidasani (Brooklyn, NY), Kate T. King (Scottsdale, AZ), Kimberly Alderfer (Newtown, PA), Lisa Knight (New York, NY), Stuart Rolinson (Cave Creek, AZ)
Assignee(s): Liberty Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13619391 on 09/14/2012 (2083 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure facilitates gesture-based interaction with a computer-system. The method may comprise pairing a transaction account with a likeness, receiving the likeness and a transaction request based upon the location of a marker in three dimensional space, retrieving the transaction account paired with the likeness, and approving the transaction request at least partially based upon the transaction account and the likeness.

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


Methods and systems for automatic segmentation
Patent No. 9984476 

Inventor(s): William David Doan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: McCoy Russell LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14715373 on 05/18/2015 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for reconstructing and automatically segmenting an image. In one embodiment, a method comprises acquiring projection data, the projection data comprising higher energy projection data and lower energy projection data, generating a first image from the projection data, generating a second image from the projection data, segmenting the second image to generate segments, and segmenting the first image based on the segments of the second image. In this way, an image which may otherwise prove challenging for an automatic segmentation process may be accurately segmented without sacrificing textural details of the image.

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


Vehicle fluid replacement monitoring system and method
Patent No. 9984514 

Inventor(s): Sean L. Helm (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15010425 on 01/29/2016 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device for a vehicle fluid replacement monitoring system is provided. The computing device includes one or more processors for controlling operation of the computing device, and a memory for storing data and program instructions usable by the one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to receive an indication of a ”fluid-empty” condition in a fluid reservoir; receive an indication of a ”fluid-present” condition occurring in the fluid reservoir after the ”fluid-empty” condition; acquire, responsive to receiving the indication of the ”fluid-present” condition, information relating to the ”fluid-present” condition; and store, in a memory, the information relating to the ”fluid-present” condition.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Smart garment that communicates at least one parameter to a receiver
Patent No. 9984550 

Inventor(s): Marco A. Benavides (Dallas, TX), Stephanie De La Fuente (Dallas, TX), Subil M. Abraham (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15162990 on 05/24/2016 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sensor data generated by a plurality of sensors integrated into the smart garment can be received by a processor integrated into a smart garment. Based on the sensor data, the processor can generate at least one parameter indicating a manner in which the smart garment is worn. A transmitter integrated into the smart garment can communicate to a receiver the at least one parameter indicating the manner in which the smart garment is worn.

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


Modular display panel
Patent No. 9984603 

Inventor(s): William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15881394 on 01/26/2018 (123 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to modular display panels. In one embodiment, a modular display panel includes a printed circuit board, a shell, a plurality of LEDs, a power supply, and a heat conducting structure. The LEDs are attached to a first side of the printed circuit board. The shell contacts an opposite second side of the printed circuit board. The shell includes a back surface that includes an outer back surface of the panel. A driver circuit is disposed in the shell. The sidewalls of the shell include plastic. The printed circuit board is disposed between the power supply and the LEDs. The power supply includes a power converter for converting alternating current (AC) power to direct current (DC) power. The heat conducting structure is disposed between the power supply and the back surface of the shell. The modular display panel is sealed to be waterproof.

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


Suppressing disturb of select gate transistors during erase in memory
Patent No. 9984760 

Inventor(s): Liang Pang (Fremont, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA), Zhengyi Zhang (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15403710 on 01/11/2017 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device and associated techniques avoid a disturb of a select gate transistor during an erase operation for memory cells in a string. During the erase operation, a channel of the string is charged up from a source end of the string. However, there is a delay in charging up a drain end of the channel. A voltage detector connected to a bit line detects when a drain end of the channel reaches a reference voltage. When the reference voltage is reached, a voltage of the select gate transistor at the drain end of the string can be floated. This avoids unintentional programming of the select gate transistor which could otherwise occur if the voltage was floated to soon. Also, a substrate voltage may be ramped up to a first detected level before being ramped up to a second, final level.

[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)


Distributing storage of ECC code words
Patent No. 9984768 

Inventor(s): James Peterson (San Jose, CA), Jea Hyun (Los Altos, CA), John Strasser (Kaysville, UT)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14601806 on 01/21/2015 (1224 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for distributing error-correction codes. A correction module is configured to determine an error correction code (ECC) code word for storage on one or more non-volatile storage media. A mapping module is configured to determine one or more addresses for the ECC code word so that a portion of the ECC code word is stored at a first physical address within a first set of strings of storage cells of the one or more non-volatile storage media and a portion of the ECC code word is stored at a different physical address within a second set of strings of storage cells of the one or more non-volatile storage media. A storage module is configured to cause the ECC code word to be stored in the one or more non-volatile storage media based on the determined one or more addresses.

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


Secure data parser method and system
Patent No. 9985932 

Inventor(s): Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, TX), Roger S. Davenport (Campbell, TX)
Assignee(s): Security First Corp. (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Law Firm: Haley Guiliano LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13468428 on 05/10/2012 (2210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secure data parser is provided that may be integrated into any suitable system for securely storing and communicating data. The secure data parser parses data and then splits the data into multiple portions that are stored or communicated distinctly. Encryption of the original data, the portions of data, or both may be employed for additional security. The secure data parser may be used to protect data in motion by splitting original data into portions of data that may be communicated using multiple communications paths.

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


Media asset streaming over network to devices
Patent No. 9986006 

Inventor(s): Koji Yoden (Hyogo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Kojicast, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15644726 on 07/07/2017 (326 days app to issue)

Abstract: Streaming of a media asset from a cloud server computer to a media playback device is disclosed. In an embodiment, a list of media assets stored in the cloud server computer is sent over network from the cloud server computer to a portable device. In another embodiment, the list is transferred via close-range communication to the portable device from the media playback device which received the list from the cloud server computer over network. In the embodiments, a media asset is started streaming over network from the cloud server computer to the media playback device responsive to selection of one of the listed media assets at the portable device. In some embodiments, streaming is redirected from the portable device to the media playback device responsive to a user”s operation or in case of disconnection.

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


Ownership identification, signaling, and handling of content components in streaming media
Patent No. 9986007 

Inventor(s): Luntian Mou (Beijing, , CN), Tiejun Huang (Beijing, , CN), Xin Wang (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), Yongliang Liu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14863080 on 09/23/2015 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A content server comprising a processor coupled to the receiver configured to obtain a media content component, identify an ownership of the media content component, and generate a Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) (DASH) Media Presentation Description (MPD) indicating storage locations of segments of the media content component, indicating instructions for displaying the segments of the media content component, and indicating ownership of the media content component, a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a request from a client for the media content component, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the DASH MPD indicating the ownership of the media content component to the client in response to receiving the request.

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


 

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Method and apparatus providing a multiple source evidence application trust model
Patent No. 9984229 

Inventor(s): William Charles Easttom, II (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13222784 on 08/31/2011 (2463 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are examples of authorizing an application access attempt. One example method may include connecting via a computing device to at least one remote computing device at a remote site and attempting to download an application from the remote site. The method may also include determining via a processor a trust level of the application based on trust metrics and comparing the trust level to a predetermined threshold. The method may also include determining whether to allow the application to be downloaded to the computing device based on results of the comparing operation.

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


Profiling event based exploit detection
Patent No. 9984230 

Inventor(s): Rachit Mathur (Hillsboro, OR), Volodymyr Pikhur (Beaverton, OR)
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14751762 on 06/26/2015 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to execute an application in a system with an operating system, perform event tracing for the application, analyze each instruction pointer from the event tracing, and determine if an instruction pointer points to an orphan page of memory. The orphan page can be a region of code that is not associated with the application, a region of code that is unidentified, or unusual code that is not associated with the application. In addition, the event tracing can be an embedded application that is part of the operating system.

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


Multi-level raid-type encoding with random correction capability
Patent No. 9984771 

Inventor(s): Carl Edward Bonke (Coto De Caza, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15274109 on 09/23/2016 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage device is configured to encode first data according to a first error correction coding (ECC) scheme to generate a first codeword and to encode second data according to the first ECC scheme to generate a second codeword. The data storage device is configured to generate first parity data by encoding at least a first portion of the first codeword and a first portion of the second codeword using a composite generator function. The data storage device is configured to store the first codeword, the second codeword, and the first parity data in a memory.

[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]


Cobalt-containing conductive layers for control gate electrodes in a memory structure
Patent No. 9984963 

Inventor(s): Keerti Shukla (Milpitas, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Somesh Peri (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15223729 on 07/29/2016 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory stack structure including a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel can be formed within each memory opening that extends through a stack including an alternating plurality of insulator layers and sacrificial material layers. After formation of backside recesses through removal of the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulator layers, a backside blocking dielectric layer is formed in the backside recesses and sidewalls of the memory stack structures. A metallic barrier material portion can be formed in each backside recess. A cobalt metal portion can be formed in each backside recess. Each backside recess can be filled with a portion of a backside blocking dielectric layer, a metallic barrier material portion, a cobalt metal portion, and a metallic material portion including a material other than cobalt.

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


Method of forming a staircase in a semiconductor device using a linear alignment control feature
Patent No. 9985046 

Inventor(s): Daxin Mao (Cupertino, CA), Hiro Kinoshita (Yokkaichi, , JP), Jixin Yu (Milpitas, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Koji Miyata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Makoto Yoshida (Yokkaichi, , JP), Zhenyu Lu (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15180902 on 06/13/2016 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A linear mark extending perpendicular to a primary step direction of stepped terrace for a three-dimensional memory device can be employed as a reference feature for aligning a trimming material layer before initiating an etch-and-trim process sequence. The linear mark can be formed as a linear trench or a linear rail structure. The distance between a sidewall of each trimming material layer and the linear mark can be measured at multiple locations that are laterally spaced apart perpendicular to the primary step direction to provide statistically significant data points, which can be employed to provide an enhanced control of the staircase patterning process. Likewise, locations of patterned stepped surfaces can be measured at multiple locations to provide enhanced control of the locations of vertical steps in the stepped terrace.

[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]


Bulb-shaped memory stack structures for direct source contact in three-dimensional memory device
Patent No. 9985098 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Ogawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Jixin Yu (Milpitas, CA), Kazuyo Matsumoto (Yokkaichi, , JP), Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA), Yasuo Kasagi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yohei
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15458200 on 03/14/2017 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A etch stop semiconductor rail is formed within a source semiconductor layer. A laterally alternating stack of dielectric rails and sacrificial semiconductor rails is formed over the source semiconductor layer and the etch stop semiconductor rail. After formation of a vertically alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers, memory stack structures are formed through the vertically alternating stack and through interfaces between the sacrificial semiconductor rails and the dielectric rails. A backside trench is formed through the vertically alternating stack employing the etch stop semiconductor rail as an etch stop structure. Source strap rails providing lateral electrical contact to semiconductor channels of the memory stack structures are formed by replacement of sacrificial semiconductor rails with source strap rails.

[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]


Corrosion resistant positive grid for lead-acid batteries
Patent No. 9985276 

Inventor(s): David R Prengaman (Dallas, TX), Frank A Fleming (Springfield, MO), Timothy W Ellis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NORTHSTAR BATTERY COMPANY, LLC (Springfield, MO), RSR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Thompson Coburn LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14533325 on 11/05/2014 (1301 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery grid comprising a continuous cast and mechanically deformed lead-based alloy that comprises lead and silver and is essentially free of calcium, wherein the silver is at a concentration that is in a range of about 0.003 to about 0.015 weight percent, and has a predominant equiaxed grain structure that comprises grain sizes that are in a range of about 0.1 to about 5 microns. Other alloy constituents include bismuth at a concentration that is in a range of about 0.003 to about 0.002 weight percent and tin at a concentration that is in a range of about 0.2 to about 1.8 weight percent. A process for making strip of said alloy for use in manufacturing said grid. A battery comprising said grid.

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


Electrical connectors with low passive intermodulation
Patent No. 9985363 

Inventor(s): Richard Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Venti Group, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14516463 on 10/16/2014 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to electrical connectors that exhibit low passive intermodulation. A conductive shielding layer of a coaxial cable can be coupled to a ground plane. The ground plane can include an extruded hole that includes a side wall that is integrally formed with the body of the ground plane. The conductive shielding layer can be soldered to the inside surface of the side wall of the extruded hole in the ground plane.

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


System and method for testing photosensitive device degradation
Patent No. 9985583 

Inventor(s): Jerome Lovelace (McKinney, TX), Kamil Mielczarek (Rowlett, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HEE Solar, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15822349 on 11/27/2017 (183 days app to issue)

Abstract: The performance of photosensitive devices over time may be tested by configuring a photosensitive device test system that includes a light source plate that exposes photosensitive devices within a container to a specified light intensity. The light intensity may be adjusted by a programmable power source according to one or more thresholds. A test may last for a set duration with performance measurements being taken at predetermined intervals throughout the duration. Feedback from the photosensitive device test system may be recorded to determine whether to increase light intensity, to stop testing, to continue testing, and whether one or more environmental conditions should be altered. Measurements may be sent to a client for analysis and display to a user.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Power spectrum density optimization
Patent No. 9985685 

Inventor(s): Haixiang Liang (Atherton, CA), Hui Yin (Shenzhen, , CN), Jianping Tu (Shenzhen, , CN), Zhong Pan (Guangdong, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14861467 on 09/22/2015 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprising allocating one or more detection tones of a sync symbol for crosstalk-free feedback data estimation, wherein the one or more detection tones are a quiet signal; transmitting the one or more detection tones to a computing device, receiving the crosstalk-free feedback data from the computing device, wherein the crosstalk-free feedback data comprises data associated with a background noise detected during the detection tones; determining an optimized PSD based at least in part on the crosstalk-free feedback data; and adjusting a transmission PSD of a plurality of tones based at least in part on the optimized PSD.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for supporting antenna beamforming in a cellular network
Patent No. 9985710 

Inventor(s): Jun Li (Richardson, TX), Yi Song (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590151 on 05/09/2017 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for supporting a beamforming antenna system in a mobile broadband communication network with an improved beam pattern, beam sweep pattern, pilot channel design with feedback and reporting rules, and control signaling design. Specifically, the improved beam pattern includes a method of supporting wireless communications in a wireless network forming at least two spatial beams within a cell segment where the at least two spatial beams are associated with different power levels, and separately, where at least two spatial beams can be moved across the cell segment according to a unique sweep pattern. The pilot channel design improves network bandwidth performance and improves user mobility tracking. Feedback and reporting rules can be established using a particular field designator, CQI, in the preferred embodiment.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multicarrier-based data transmission method and apparatus in mobile communication system
Patent No. 9985756 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Jefferson IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14608589 on 01/29/2015 (1216 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multicarrier-based data transmission method and an apparatus for use in a mobile communication system are provided. A Radio Network Temporary Identity (RNTI) reception method of a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting inter-evolved Node B (eNB) carrier aggregation includes receiving cell information on at least one activated cell under control of an eNB, configuring first and second RNTIs allocated by the eNB, monitoring the at least one activated cell for the first RNTI, and monitoring a primary cell among the at least one activated cell for the second RNTI.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Automated generation of deployment workflows for cloud platforms based on logical stacks
Patent No. 9985827 

Inventor(s): Li Li (Bridgewater, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15163225 on 05/24/2016 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented in a data center management node including obtaining, from memory, a physical stack describing a configuration of platform components across multiple operating platforms on a data center infrastructure, generating, by a processor, a graph describing correlations between the operating platforms and the data center infrastructure based on a platform library, wherein the platform library describes configurations of the platform components for each of the operating platforms separately, generating, by the processor, one or more logical stacks based on the graph, wherein the one or more logical stacks indicate deployable configurations of the operating platforms without depicting the platform components, and representing the logic stack to a user.

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


Mobile device and method for displaying information about files stored in a plurality of storage devices
Patent No. 9986080 

Inventor(s): Sivaraj Velusamy (Erode, , IN), Sreeram Rajagopalan (Sunnyvale, CA), Vithya Kannappan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15295613 on 10/17/2016 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device with a unified media-centric user interface is provided. In one embodiment, the user interface contains one or more of the following features: a unified view of the home screen, navigating between various storage locations, dragging items to collection/folder, pinch and zoom feature, stats shown for each file type, storage usage view from the app, manual and automatic backup, and magic move (keeping a low-resolution version of the original files while moving). Other embodiments are possible, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination.

[H04M] TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION (circuits for controlling other apparatus via a telephone cable and not involving telephone switching apparatus G08)


Image processing device and image processing method
Patent No. 9986241 

Inventor(s): Junichi Tanaka (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14536851 on 11/10/2014 (1296 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image processing device including an acquiring section configured to acquire quantization matrix parameters from an encoded stream in which the quantization matrix parameters defining a quantization matrix are set within a parameter set which is different from a sequence parameter set and a picture parameter set, a setting section configured to set, based on the quantization matrix parameters acquired by the acquiring section, a quantization matrix which is used when inversely quantizing data decoded from the encoded stream, and an inverse quantization section configured to inversely quantize the data decoded from the encoded stream using the quantization matrix set by the setting section.

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


Devices for identifying a leading picture
Patent No. 9986246 

Inventor(s): Louis Joseph Kerofsky (Camas, WA), Sachin G. Deshpande (Camas, WA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288777 on 10/07/2016 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electric device for indicating a leading picture is described. The electronic device includes memory in communication with a processor and instructions stored in the memory. The electronic device encodes a first picture. The electronic device further determines whether a leading picture is present. The electronic device further generates an explicit leading picture indicator if a leading picture is present. The electronic device further sends the explicit leading picture indicator if a leading picture is present.

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


Interactive video viewing
Patent No. 9986307 

Inventor(s): Calvin Carter (Dallas, TX), Chris Roche (Rockwall, TX), Jason Osburn (Plano, TX), Scott Maddux (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Bottle Rocket LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14329877 on 07/11/2014 (1418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing an interactive video viewing experience for a user. The user has an internet enabled device and launches an interactive watching application (IWA) on his device. Using the IWA, he brings up a list of available video content and selects a video for viewing. As the user is viewing the video, an overlay display appears on the lower portion of the screen and overlays a portion of the still running video. The overlay displays ”Touch for information regarding this program.” When the user touches the display, the video pauses and a web page containing information regarding or relating to the program or its subject matter is displayed. Utilizing various similar overlays, an interactive video viewing experience is provided to the user. The experience can include various overlays and associated experiences, such as obtaining information regarding new characters or consumer products as they appear.

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


Providing information to a mobile device based on an event at a geographical location
Patent No. 9986384 

Inventor(s): James N. White (Dallas, TX), Monica Rose Martino (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15694914 on 09/04/2017 (267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information to a mobile device based on an event comprising detecting an occurrence of the event, determining if the event is a specific event and if the event occurred at or near a geographical location and sending an alert of the event to at least one mobile device if the event is the specific event, if the event occurs at or near the geographical location, and if the at least one mobile device is located at or near the geographical location.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Safety of a mobile communications device
Patent No. 9986385 

Inventor(s): Michael Adler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): WebSafety, Inc. (Newport Beach, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15601592 on 05/22/2017 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for improving safety of a multi-function portable personal communications device can include determining a first position of the personal communications device, after a predetermined time interval, determining a second position of the personal communications device, determining the distance between the first position and the second position, determining the time interval in which the personal communications device moved from the first position and the second position, calculating an average velocity of the personal communications device based on the first position, the second position and the time interval and, if the average velocity of the personal communication device exceeds a predetermined value, sending an alert or inhibiting a function of the personal communications device. Other systems and methods that improve safety are also disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Service in WLAN inter-working, address management system, and method
Patent No. 9986426 

Inventor(s): Chee Bing Tan (WA, , AU), Hong Cheng (Singapore, , SG), Pek Yew Tan (Singapore, , SG)
Assignee(s): Wi-Fi One, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15409914 on 01/19/2017 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile terminal associated with a first wireless communication network includes a transceiver that sends a service request message to a first wireless communication network element via a second wireless communications network. The request message requests a service from the second wireless communications network. The transceiver receives service from the first wireless communication network without requiring the mobile terminal to perform an access control procedure with the second wireless communications network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cellular backhaul coverage algorithms
Patent No. 9986441 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Taylor (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15719262 on 09/28/2017 (243 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for designing cellular backhaul networks are disclosed. The system can include an Adaptive Graph Minimum Spanning Tree (AG-MST) algorithm to identify and connect stranded cellular sites at minimum cost. The system can compare pending bids for new connections such as, for example, new microwave or fiber optic links at stranded sites to provide new connectivity. The system can design a network that connects the maximum number of stranded sites at the minimum average cost per site.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for data forwarding in a communications system
Patent No. 9986456 

Inventor(s): Da Wang (Beijing, , CN), Guorong Li (Beijing, , CN), Guowei Ouyang (Beijing, , CN), Hui Jin (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15172618 on 06/03/2016 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a transmitting device includes receiving a first packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDU) associated with a first remote device (RD), the first PDCP PDU including at least a first PDCP header, generating a first nested PDCP PDU in accordance with the first PDCP PDU, the first nested PDCP PDU including a second PDCP header and the first PDCP PDU, the second PDCP header comprising a first PDU type indicator indicating that the first nested PDCP PDU includes a first relayed PDCP PDU and a first identifier associated with the first RD, and sending the first nested PDCP PDU on a radio bearer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Remove TCP deadlock caused by wireless device cross technology handover
Patent No. 9986468 

Inventor(s): Jing Yu (San Diego, CA), Yumin Tang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15074475 on 03/18/2016 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device comprises physical layer circuitry including a transceiver configured to communicate information via the cellular communication network; a modem of the mobile device configured to: control communication according to a first cellular communication protocol standard; detect a change in the communication to a second cellular communication protocol standard different from the first cellular communication protocol standard; and communicate an indication of completion of the change in the cellular communication protocol standard; and a transport control protocol (TCP) layer of the mobile device configured to initiate transmission of three duplicate acknowledgment (ACK) packets according to the second cellular communication protocol standard in response to receiving the indication of completion of the change in the cellular communication protocol standard.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for managing wireless connectivity in a communication system
Patent No. 9986475 

Inventor(s): Thomas Keathley (Dallas, TX), Tony Wong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA), Interwise, Ltd. (Airport, , IL)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15669564 on 08/04/2017 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including applying a voice quality model to network performance information associated with a voice over internet protocol call session to generate a measure of voice quality associated with a first wireless radio access network wirelessly coupling a mobile device and a communication network, detecting a trigger condition for a measurement reporting according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first wireless radio access network, and a second signal of a second wireless radio access network, and detecting a trigger condition for a measurement report according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first network, and a second signal of a network. The measurement report can be transmitted to the first wireless radio access network responsive to detecting the trigger condition for the measurement reporting. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Scheduling and handover of a vehicular connection with periodic messaging
Patent No. 9986476 

Inventor(s): Guowei Ouyang (Peking, , CN), Mazin Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX), Nathan Tenny (Poway, CA), Zhenzhen Cao (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15183354 on 06/15/2016 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, operable at a network node of a wireless network, schedules radio resource usage for a mobile device to transmit on a device-to-device connection. The method includes receiving, from the mobile device, an indication of a requirement for transmission resources, comprising at least an indication that the resources are required with a periodicity, transmitting, to the mobile device, an assignment of a first scheduling configuration for the device-to-device connection, comprising at least an indication of periodically recurring radio resources to be used for a plurality of instances of a message transmission on the device-to-device connection, transmitting, to the mobile device, an indication to begin use of the periodically recurring radio resources, and handing over responsibility for providing radio resources for the device-to-device connection from the network node to a target network node such that the availability of radio resources with the periodicity is substantially maintained.

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


Small cell demodulation reference signal and initial synchornization
Patent No. 9986524 

Inventor(s): Yi Song (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15376046 on 12/12/2016 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a system with a first network element and a second network element. The first network element contains a processor configured to synchronize with the second network element; and maintain synchronization with the second network element. The first network element is a small cell eNB and the second network element is one of the following: a macro cell enhanced node-B (eNB); or a small cell eNB.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving uplink channel sounding reference signals in a wireless communication system
Patent No. 9986538 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR)
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14673302 on 03/30/2015 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for transmitting uplink control information by a terminal in a wireless communication system. The uplink control information is transmitted in a sub-frame comprising a first slot and a second slot by applying a first orthogonal sequence in the first slot and a second orthogonal sequence in the second slot. A reference signal is transmitted in the first slot. A length of the first orthogonal sequence is shorter than a length of the second orthogonal sequence.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Converged infrastructure strap
Patent No. 9986655 

Inventor(s): Donald Norbeck (Richardson, TX), Thaddeus Stoner (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14079561 on 11/13/2013 (1658 days app to issue)

Abstract: An equipment strap is provided. The equipment strap includes at least one strap, the at least one strap configured to hold together a plurality of electronic devices as a bundle of the electronic devices. The equipment strap includes at least one panel attached to the at least one strap. The at least one panel includes at least one cable integrated therein. The at least one cable is configured to couple to the plurality of electronic devices, wherein the at least one cable provides an electrical interconnection among the plurality of electronic devices.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Chair shell
Patent No. D818732 

Inventor(s): Chris Brandel (Chicago, IL), Dan Rucker (Chicago, IL), Daniel Grabowski (East Grand Rapids, MI), Matthew Banach (Gurnee, IL), Michael J. Sawadski (Mount Prospect, IL)
Assignee(s): Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29551393 on 01/13/2016 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Activity monitoring device
Patent No. D818853 

Inventor(s): James Toggweiler (San Francisco, CA), Tim Golnik (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Fossil Group, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29578490 on 09/22/2016 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pharmaceutical product cassette for an injection device
Patent No. D819201 

Inventor(s): Neal D. Johnston (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): AMGEN INC. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29548508 on 12/14/2015 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Folding stairs
Patent No. D819229 

Inventor(s): David King (Allen, TX), Patrick Hoffman (Arlington, TX), Thomas Murphy (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): RADIO SYSTEMS CORPORATION (Knoxville, TN)
Law Firm: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell Berkowitz, PC (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29558345 on 03/16/2016 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Light fixture
Patent No. D819254 

Inventor(s): Matt Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Gold Crest LLC (Santa Barbara, CA)
Law Firm: Tsircou Law, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29575269 on 08/23/2016 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


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