Dallas Invents: 92 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 11

Patents were granted for an unassigned patent for bullet-proof blinds; Conduent's Business Services' systems to automatically create and suggest compatible ride-sharing groups; HD LifeSciences inter-body fusion implant; SecurityProfiling real-time vulnerability profiling; and Vattaca's authentication tags and systems for golf clubs.

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Dec. 11, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15
FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 6
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Coppell) 3
Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 2
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 2
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 2

UNASSIGNED 7


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Manish Goel (Plano) 2
William J. Warren (Frisco) 2


FIRST SEEN (Examples of companies that may be originating a patent in the region for the first time.) 

General Wireless IP Holdinigs
Patent No. 10152725
Systems and methods for selecting a product sales channel

IWEAR HOLDINGS CORP
Patent No. D0835386
Shirt

JULIO SONS
Patent No. 10150046
System and method for an edible piata

Motus Labs
Patent No.10151375
Motorized gearbox mechanism

Ommo Technologies
Patent No. 10151606
Tracking position and movement using a magnetic field

Pieresearch1 LP
Patent No. 10151113
Rebar centralizer for use in a drilled shaft/bore hole

Texas Ice Express
Patent No. D0835518
Bag closure construction

The Modern Gentleman
Patent No. D0835436
Combined dresser valet and charging station

TUFF-LINKS
Patent No. D0835537
Jewelry article


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

169 days
Adaptation of polyphase waveguide probes
Patent. No. 10153638
Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Italy, TX)
Inventors: James F. Corum (Morgantown), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth)

2,525 days
System and method for wireless link configuration
Patent. No. 10154442
Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano)
Inventors: Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano), Philippe Sartori (Algonquin), Zhongfeng Li (Shanghai, CN)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Undermount drawer slide position adjustment apparatus and method of use
Patent No. 10149539 

Inventor(s): Greg Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hardware Resources, Inc. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630537 on 06/22/2017 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: An undermount drawer slide mounting clip releasably attaches a drawer to a drawer rail assembly mounted in a cabinet carcass. The apparatus is capable of effecting positional adjustments of the drawer in three directions without removing the drawer from the cabinet carcass. The apparatus is comprised of a body slidingly engaged with a bonnet. A trigger pivotally connected between the body and the bonnet. A spring loaded catch slidable within the bonnet and acted on by the trigger to releasably attach the apparatus to a drawer rail assembly. A threaded spindle rotates within the base and adjusts the horizontal position of the drawer. A ramp adjustably connected to the base adjusts the vertical position of the drawer. A plunger extends from a housing connected to the body to adjacent the drawer rail assembly and adjusts the depth of the drawer.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Snap-in bracket for slidable racks and method of use
Patent No. 10149540 

Inventor(s): Justin Corless (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hardware Resources, Inc. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15291560 on 10/12/2016 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: A snap-in mounting bracket with a generally ”U” shaped cross-section. A set of mounting holes are spaced along the web of the bracket and correspond to existing holes in prefabricated cabinets or closets over a range of industry standard sizes. A guide flange extends from the web proximate the middle of a first edge. End flanges curve around the ends of the first edge. A pair of spring flanges extend from the web on a second edge opposite the middle guide flange. A universal slide assembly is removably secured to the mounting bracket between the flanges. The end flanges and the spring tension of the spring flanges hold the slide assembly in place. Different closet organizer components such as tie racks, pant racks, and belt racks can be affixed to the slide assembly for slidable deployment along the vertical partition out of the closet.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Pendant stand
Patent No. 10149556 

Inventor(s): John G. Fischer (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Tooth Fairy Designs, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15293120 on 10/13/2016 (789 days app to issue)

Abstract: A desktop pendant stand is provided, having a base with a center and an outer perimeter edge. One or more arms are attached to the base. The arm has a lower portion extending upwards from the base, and an upper portion extending above the lower portion. A cylindrical orifice is located on an inside of the upper portion of the arm. A stand magnet is located in the orifice. A clasp assembly is provided, having a mechanical clasp for connection to a bail of a pendant. A clasp magnet is pivotally connected to a distal end of the clasp by a connector. The clasp magnet is magnetically connectable to the stand magnet to suspend the mechanical clasp downward from the upper portion of the arm.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Hybrid cannula and methods for manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10149699 

Inventor(s): Bradley Thomas Burns (Kettering, OH), Jonathan H. Webb (Allen, TX), Lyle Theodore Crum (Cincinnati, OH)
Assignee(s): Hybrid Cannula LP (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15062971 on 03/07/2016 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A new process of manufacturing a hybrid cannula may include creating a first part with at least two components, overmolding at least two components of a second part to a channel in each component of the first part, and fixing the components of the first part together. The second part may include various types of features such as thick/thin dams, squirt membranes, and/or duck bill dams inside the hybrid cannula. Each dam may have any number, shape, orientation, and length of slits/openings. The slits/openings may allow passage of an instrument while the dam(s) may prevent fluid from passing through the hybrid cannula. A third part may optionally be overmolded to at least a portion of the first part, at least a portion of the second part, or both. The third part may provide an extension, a flange, or a combination thereof at a distal end of the hybrid cannula.

[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]


Isoxazole treatments for frontotemporal dementia
Patent No. 10149836 

Inventor(s): Basar Cenik (Dallas, TX), Bruce Posner (Dallas, TX), Gang Yu (Dallas, TX), Joachim Herz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15127603 on 03/20/2015 (1362 days app to issue)

Abstract: The subject matter described here relates to the use of compounds and methods for the increase of progranulin expression. The methods may take place in vitro, ex vivo such as in isolates from adult mammalian tissue, or in vivo. Compounds and methods described herein may find use in the treatment of frontotemporal dementia.

[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)


Method and system for therapeutic use of ultra-violet light
Patent No. 10149927 

Inventor(s): Tony Quisenberry (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): ThermoTek, Inc. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13796139 on 03/12/2013 (2100 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a wound care system. The wound care system includes a power unit and a processor coupled to the power unit. An ultra-violet light-emitting diode array is electrically coupled to the processor. A thermoelectric element is thermally exposed to the ultra-violet light-emitting diode array. A probe is optically coupled to the ultra-violet light-emitting diode array. The thermoelectric element cools the ultra-violet light emitting diode array thereby optimizing the ultra-violet light emitting diode array.

[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]


Pre-filled, small-volume nebulizer and method of manufacture
Patent No. 10149950 

Inventor(s): Joseph Dee Faram (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Caddo Medical Technologies LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816166 on 11/17/2017 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a small-volume nebulizer that is pre-filled with at least one unit-dose of medicine and hermetically sealed until use. The nebulizer may be sealed at the top with a removable cap that may be detached at the time of use and replaced with a patient connector. Likewise, the nebulizer may be sealed at the bottom with a bottom cap that is replaced with a gas source at the beginning of a therapeutic aerosol treatment.

[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]


Recreational device with rotor assembly
Patent No. 10150014 

Inventor(s): William J. Warren (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15487394 on 04/13/2017 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: Recreational footballs with rotor assemblies are provided herein. An example football includes a plurality of struts forming a prolate spheroid frame; and one or more rotor assemblies each having a plurality of blades, the one or more rotor assemblies being disposed within the prolate spheroid frame, the one or more rotor assemblies changing at least one aerodynamic aspect of flight of the recreational device when air passes through the prolate spheroid frame and rotates the plurality of blades of the one or more rotor assemblies.

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


Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
Patent No. 10150017 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225143 on 08/01/2016 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device has a face with a striking surface and a body extending rearwardly from the outer periphery of the face. A channel extends across at least a portion of the sole, and includes a trough defined between front and rear edges and extending in a heel-toe direction. The device further has internal interconnection structure for connection of a shaft to the head. The device may have a hosel connected to the body proximate the heel, with the hosel having the internal interconnection structure adapted for connection of the shaft to the hosel. A bore or access opening may be provided that intersects the channel, to access the interconnecting structure. The device may further include one or more stiffening ribs on the sole.

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


System and method for an edible piata
Patent No. 10150046 

Inventor(s): Richard Lee Roberts, Jr. (Coppell, TX), Ronald Wilfredo Vasquez-Zelaya (Fairfax, VA), Scott Christopher Lodal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): JULIO SONS COMPANY (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15493065 on 04/20/2017 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: An edible piata system may have an edible piata including edible upper and lower shells, a hanging rod for attaching the edible piata to a hanging assembly, a support plate for supporting the edible piata and edible contents, and the hanging assembly for supporting the edible piata, hanging rod, and support plate to suspend the edible piata for consumption. The edible piata system may be made by a method for producing an edible piata.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


 

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

Condensate trap for heating-cooling systems
Patent No. 10150189 

Inventor(s): Glenn W. Kowald (Carrollton, TX), Hans J. Paller (Double Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15599594 on 05/19/2017 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A condensation trap comprising an inlet chamber, a vent chamber and an outlet chamber. The inlet chamber is configured to receive condensate fluid through an external opening therein. The vent chamber is in fluid communication with the inlet chamber via a first passageway that includes an internal opening of the inlet chamber. The internal opening is located substantially at an opposite end of the vent chamber as the external opening. The outlet chamber is in fluid communication with the vent chamber via a second passageway that includes an internal opening in a sidewall of the vent chamber and an interior opening in an end of the outlet chamber. The outlet chamber is configured to transmit the condensate fluid through an exterior opening located at an opposite end of the outlet chamber. A vent volume portion is greater than a total volume of an internal space of the inlet chamber.

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


High stretch ratio preforms and related containers and methods
Patent No. 10150241 

Inventor(s): Brandon W. Knight (Allen, TX), David A. Brunson (Raymore, MO), Patrick T. George (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): DR PEPPER/SEVEN UP, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Pizarro Allen PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15818515 on 11/20/2017 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A generally hollow preform for making a stretch blow-molded container may include a threaded finish portion; a neck portion depending from the finish portion; a transition portion depending from the neck portion; a main portion depending from the transition portion; and a closed, generally rounded tip portion depending from the main portion. The preform may include stretch ratios with respect to the container including an axial stretch ratio of about 3.0 to 3.5, a hoop stretch ratio of about 5.0 to 5.5, and a total stretch ratio of about 15 to 19.25. In some embodiments, high stretch ratios may be achieved with less material, yielding substantial cost savings.

[B29B] PREPARATION OR PRETREATMENT OF THE MATERIAL TO BE SHAPED; MAKING GRANULES OR PREFORMS; RECOVERY OF PLASTICS OR OTHER CONSTITUENTS OF WASTE MATERIAL CONTAINING PLASTICS [4]


Selective actions in a vehicle based on detected ambient hazard noises
Patent No. 10152884 

Inventor(s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, 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: 15483091 on 04/10/2017 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a device and method for selective announcement of hazard-noise signals detected in ambient vehicle-noise environments are disclosed. The device and method provide for monitoring an ambient vehicle-noise environment for a hazard-noise signal. Upon detecting the hazard-noise signal, determining whether a source location of the hazard-noise signal closes on a monitoring location of the ambient vehicle-noise environment. When the source location of the hazard-noise signal closes on the monitoring location, generating announcement data relating to the hazard-noise signal, and transmitting the announcement data.

[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

Use of a boron cross linker in an emulsion system
Patent No. 10150909 

Inventor(s): Abdelaziz Rahy (Waxahachie, TX), Raynard Rene Veldman (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Magnablend, Inc. (Waxahachie, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15110545 on 01/07/2015 (1434 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, fluids, compositions, and suspensions are provided for treating subterranean formations. The fluids can be servicing fluids, such as drilling or fracturing fluids. The fluids may include an aqueous base fluid and a polysaccharide. The aqueous base fluid may be admixed with a crosslinker suspension. The crosslinker suspension may include an emulsion, an emulsifier, and a boron containing compound.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Rebar centralizer for use in a drilled shaft/bore hole
Patent No. 10151113 

Inventor(s): Stanley D. Agee (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Pieresearch1, LP (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15458775 on 03/14/2017 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for centering a reinforcing member within a drilled shaft/bore hole includes a first cage member and a second cage member. The first cage member is operable to surround a first half of the reinforcing member. The second cage member is operable to surround a second half of the reinforcing member. The second cage member is operably connected to the first cage member, and the first and second cage members have identical shapes.

[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]


Perforating gun connectors
Patent No. 10151152 

Inventor(s): James Wight (Mansfield, TX), John P. Rodgers (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15116303 on 04/08/2014 (1708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating gun string may include a first perforating gun; a second perforating gun axially offset from the first perforating gun; a connector configured to interpose and couple the first and second perforating guns; and a detonation cord that passes axially through a central bore of the connector; and is connected to the first and second perforating guns. In some instances, the connector may have a body with an inner surface that defines the central bore, wherein the body has a ratio of an average diameter of the outer surface to an average diameter of the inner surface of about 1.2 to about 4.

[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]


Modular carousel for a drilling rig
Patent No. 10151155 

Inventor(s): Michael Santopietro (Anna, TX), Rahman Jones (McKinney, TX), Steven Precopia (Van Alstyne, TX)
Assignee(s): Caterpillar Inc. (Deerfield, IL)
Law Firm: Miller, Matthias Hull (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15007287 on 01/27/2016 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular carousel for holding a drill pipe segment in a drilling rig includes a central support having a top end and a bottom end, and a top plate removably coupled to the top end of the central support, the top plate including a top plate slot sized to receive an upper end portion of the drill pipe segment. A breaker plate has a breaker plate slot sized to receive an intermediate portion of the drill pipe segment, and a coupler assembly is configured to removably attach the breaker plate to the bottom end of the central support. A base plate is coupled to the breaker plate by an extension support, the base plate including a cup sized to receive a bottom end portion of the drill pipe segment.

[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]


GRB
Patent No. 10151177 

Inventor(s): Arthur M. Kelly, III (Fort Worth, TX), Ronald M. Crawford (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Iwashko Law Firm, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15094898 on 04/08/2016 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enclosure installed on oil well equipment to capture escaping gas emissions and recover them using intermittent use of a vapor recovery unit which evacuates the gas that slowly accumulates in the enclosure to a custody line for commercial or treatment elsewhere.

[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]


Sealing rings for a wire wrapped screen of a sand screen assembly
Patent No. 10151179 

Inventor(s): James Jun Kang (Dallas, TX), Stephen M. Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15301326 on 05/09/2014 (1677 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of installing a sealing ring onto a wire wrap screen comprising: providing the sealing ring, wherein the sealing ring has an initial inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of an end of the wire wrap screen; reducing the inner diameter of the sealing ring, wherein the reduced inner diameter of the sealing ring is less than the outer diameter of the end of the wire wrap screen; heating the sealing ring; positioning the heated sealing ring over the end of the wire wrap screen; and allowing the sealing ring to decrease in temperature. Another method comprises positioning at least two sealing rings adjacent to a cut-out section of the wire wrap screen.

[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]


Low-debris low-interference well perforator
Patent No. 10151180 

Inventor(s): Christopher C. Hoelscher (Arlington, TX), Richard E. Robey (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15736455 on 07/20/2015 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: A low-debris low-interference semi-solid well perforator having selectively variable free volume and method for providing such is disclosed according to one or more embodiments. The perforator may include a charge tube holding an independently floating axial stack of selectively variable divider segments, each having one or more concavities formed in upper and lower sides. The segments are arranged so that concavities of adjacent segments form sockets, into which shaped charges are located. The segments provide support to minimize deformation of shaped charge cases yet provide less than 360 degrees circumferential contact about the shaped charges to form selectively variable voids for collecting debris and spall resulting from detonation. The voids and floating segments attenuate detonation shock interference. A debris guard prevents debris from entering the wellbore. Relieving slots in the debris guard attenuates transmission of shock interference through the debris guard.

[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
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Elastomeric gel body gasket having a substantially incompressible skeleton, a method of making and using the same
Patent No. 10150555 

Inventor(s): Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Dry (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE PATENT WELL, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker, LLP (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14484570 on 09/12/2014 (1551 days app to issue)

Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.

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


Through bolted connection hardware
Patent No. 10151337 

Inventor(s): Ian A. Hill (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Oz-Post International, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15168649 on 05/31/2016 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A through bolted connection hardware includes a bolt that has a partially threaded shaft and a head. At least one nut connector defines a shaft hole and a coaxial head hole. The shaft hole is sized to receive the shaft of the bolt and not to allow the head to fit through the shaft hole, and the head hole is sized to receive the head. The hardware also includes a tube that has an axially extending threaded bore that is configured to matingly receive the shaft at a first end of the threaded bore.

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


Motorized gearbox mechanism
Patent No. 10151375 

Inventor(s): Carlos A. Hoefken (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motus Labs, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996179 on 06/01/2018 (193 days app to issue)

Abstract: The improved motorized gearbox mechanism of the present invention includes a plurality of cam-actuated gear block assemblies, which transfer power from an integral rotor and stator assembly contained in a cam/rotor assembly, to a secondary or output gear element. Each gear block assembly includes a gear block having a surface that periodically interfaces with a secondary or output gear element. When energized, the stator assembly interacts with the rotor assembly inducing the cam/rotor assembly to rotate about its central axis, thereby driving the output gear element via the plurality of cam-actuated gear block assemblies. The motorized gearbox mechanism may be powered electrically, hydraulically, pneumatically or by steam, or any conventional power source that can be adapted to use an integral stator/rotor assembly configured in the cam assembly body to generate rotative power in the cam/rotor assembly.

[F16H] GEARING


Braze retention feature for a carrier assembly
Patent No. 10151383 

Inventor(s): Shail N. Shah (Ann Arbor, MI), Shinji Oita (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15219424 on 07/26/2016 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: A planetary carrier assembly is provided for a transmission. The carrier assembly comprises a powder metal carrier member including a carrier plate having a plurality of carrier legs extending from the carrier plate, and a powder metal cover member including a cover plate having a plurality of cover legs extending from the cover plate. The carrier assembly includes a sleeve member defining a plurality of braze material retention features stamped along a perimeter of the sleeve member. In various aspects, the braze material retention features cooperate with the carrier member and the cover member, in an assembled state, to define retention apertures shaped and sized to retain a braze material adjacent the single plane prior to a sintering process. A portion of the carrier member is aligned with both a portion of the cover member and a portion of the sleeve member, and brazed together in a single plane.

[F16H] GEARING


Light-emitting device with total internal reflection (TIR) extractor
Patent No. 10151446 

Inventor(s): Gregory A. Magel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Quarkstar LLC (Las Vegas, NV)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14285508 on 05/22/2014 (1664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variety of light-emitting devices are disclosed that are configured to output light provided by a light source. In general, embodiments of the light-emitting devices feature a light source and an extractor element coupled to the light source, where the extractor element includes, at least in part, a total internal reflection (TIR) surface. Luminaires incorporating light-emitting devices of this type are also disclosed.

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


Burner assembly
Patent No. 10151479 

Inventor(s): Ian Burmania (Rockwall, TX), Shiblee Noman (Tulsa, OK)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14087807 on 11/22/2013 (1845 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a burner assembly may include a body coupled to burner heads. The body may include one or more converging and/or diverging parts. For example, the body may include a diverging part proximate one or more of the burner heads of the burner assembly. The body may allow a predetermined fuel/air ratio to be provided to the burner head, in some implementations.

[F23D] BURNERS


Air cannon with sabot system
Patent No. 10151555 

Inventor(s): David Kimble Huber (Piney Flats, TN), Robert Wesley Matson (Bluff City, TN)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15617889 on 06/08/2017 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air cannon has a barrel and a sabot sized to fit within the barrel and configured to engage a projectile located within the barrel forward of the sabot. A flexible cord connects the sabot to a fixed location relative to the barrel. Forward motion of the sabot is decelerated by the cord after the sabot exits the forward end of the barrel, and the sabot is retained by the cord near the forward end of the barrel.

[F41B] WEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE; WEAPONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (projectiles for fishing, e.g. fish-spears, A01K 81/00; sports implements for throwing A63B 65/00, e.g. boomerangs A63B 65/08; stationary apparatus for projecting sports balls, e.g. tennis balls, A63B 69/40; throwing or slinging toys A63H 33/18; knives, axes B26B; projectiles or missiles other than those incorporating springs as projecting means F42B 6/00)


Method for securing two or more parts
Patent No. 10151559 

Inventor(s): Stephen Mark Higgins (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14957200 on 12/02/2015 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hole is formed through the two or more parts, and a hollow tube is extended through the hole. A first plug is inserted into a first end of the tube, and a second end of the tube is pulled through the hole until the first plug is urged against the two or more parts. The second end of the tube is then cut so that the second end is flush with the two or more parts. A second plug is then inserted into the second end of the tub.

[F41C] SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES (projecting missiles without use of explosive or combustible propellant charge F41B); ACCESSORIES THEREFOR [5]


Bullet proof blinds
Patent No. 10151566 

Inventor(s): John B. Adrain (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bodi Law LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15050639 on 02/23/2016 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blind system comprising a plurality of slats or a sheet having a ballistic resistant material; a control system operably configured to cause a change in state of the blind from an open state to a protective closed state; and a sensing system operably configured to detect a threatening event, wherein the sensing system upon sensing the threatening event triggers the control system to transition from the open state to the protective state such that in the protective state, the blinds are adapted to be resistant to penetration by high-speed ballistic objects such as bullets.

[F41H] ARMOUR; ARMOURED TURRETS; ARMOURED OR ARMED VEHICLES; MEANS OF ATTACK OR DEFENCE, e.g. CAMOUFLAGE, IN GENERAL


Initiator having an explosive substance of a secondary explosive
Patent No. 10151569 

Inventor(s): Corbin S. Glenn (Burleson, TX), David John Leidel (Arlington, TX), James Marshall Barker (Mansfield, TX), Justine Marie Davidson (Burleson, TX), Thomas Jeffrey Wuensche (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14765553 on 02/05/2013 (2135 days app to issue)

Abstract: An initiator comprises: a first explosive substance, wherein the first explosive substance comprises a secondary explosive, and wherein at least the first explosive substance is capable of being initiated. The initiator comprises effectively no primary explosive. The secondary explosive can be a thermally-stable secondary explosive. A method of using an initiator comprises: initiating the initiator.

[F42C] AMMUNITION FUZES (blasting cartridge initiators F42B 3/10; chemical aspects C06C); ARMING OR SAFETY MEANS THEREFOR (filling fuzes F42B 33/02; fitting or extracting primers in or from fuzes F42B 33/04; containers for fuzes F42B 39/30) [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Tracking position and movement using a magnetic field
Patent No. 10151606 

Inventor(s): Fathollah Memarzanjany (Dallas, TX), Minjie Zheng (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Ommo Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Henry Patent Law Firm PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15436967 on 02/20/2017 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a general aspect, a position tracking system includes a sphere magnet that produces a magnetic field in a space. A magnetic field control system is configured to change the magnetic field by rotating the sphere magnet through a time-series of rotations over a time period. A position marker includes a magnetic field sensor that is configured to measure the magnetic field in the space during the time period. A data processing apparatus is configured to determine the position of the position marker based on magnetic field measurements obtained by the magnetic field sensor in the space during the time period.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Hydraulic system for ultrasonic flow measurement using reflective acoustic path approach
Patent No. 10151611 

Inventor(s): Hans Martin Hilbig (Tiefenbach, , DE), Johann Reinhold Zipperer (Unterschleissheim, , DE), Peter Wongeun Chung (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15477285 on 04/03/2017 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flow meter for determining the flow rate of a fluid through a conduit, including an upper body having an inlet chamber, an acoustic channel, an outlet chamber, a sound wave generator, and a sound wave receiver. The inlet chamber, acoustic channel, and outlet chamber are fluidly connected together. The acoustic channel is a non-linear pathway that is symmetrically dimensioned. The sound wave generator is configured to create a sound wave that moves along the liquid pathway formed by the acoustic channel. The receiver detects that sound wave that has moved through the acoustic channel and such information is used to determine the flow rate of the fluid through the flow meter.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Real time correction of optical window thermal gradients
Patent No. 10151635 

Inventor(s): Catherine Trent (Allen, TX), Gary A. Frazier (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15617163 on 06/08/2017 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermal detection system for detecting a thermal profile of an optical window may be used in an airborne body that contains a sensor system. The system may include a thermal imager arranged within the airborne body for imaging a portion of the optical window and the portion may coincide with an optical path of the sensor system. The system may further include a processor in communication with the thermal imager for receiving images of the portion and determining a thermal gradient of the portion. The processor may be configured to apply corrections to active optical elements of the sensor system to accommodate for adverse thermal effects on the optical sensor that interferes with the sensor system performance.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


Double data rate circuitry coupled to test access mechanisms, controller
Patent No. 10151795 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591770 on 05/10/2017 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device test architecture and a reduced device test interface are provided to enable efficient testing of embedded cores and other circuits within devices. The reduced device test interface is achieved using a double data rate (DDR) signaling technique between the tester and the device. The DDR test interface allows the tester to interface to test circuits within the device, such as IEEE 1500 and/or IEEE 1149.1 test circuits, to provide high test data bandwidth to the test circuits using a minimum of test interface signals. The test architecture includes compare circuits that allow for comparison of test response data to be performed within the device. The test architecture further includes a memory for storing the results of the test response comparisons. The test architecture includes a programmable test controller to allow for various test control operations by simply inputting an instruction to the programmable test controller from the external tester. Additional features and embodiments of the device test architecture and reduced test interface are also disclosed.

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


Method for calibration of magnetic sensor
Patent No. 10151805 

Inventor(s): Mahaveer Jain (Greater Noida, , IN), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunleavy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14974402 on 12/18/2015 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes acquiring magnetic data from a magnetometer, processing the magnetic data to perform robust calibration, and generating optimum calibration parameters using a calibration status indicator. To that end, the method includes generating a calibration status indicator as a function of time elapsed since a last calibration and variation in total magnetic field in previously stored magnetic data, detecting anomalies, and extracting a sparse magnetic data set using comparison between the previously stored magnetic data and the magnetic data. Calibration parameters are generated for the magnetometer using a calibration method as a function of the magnetic data set. The calibration parameters are stored based on performing a validation and stability check on the calibration parameters, and weighted with the previously stored calibration parameters to produce weighted calibration parameters. Calibration settings are generated as a function of the weighted calibration parameters, if the weighted calibration parameters were produced.

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


Configurable analog-to-digital converter and processing for photon counting
Patent No. 10151845 

Inventor(s): Goli Sravana Kumar (Bengaluru, , IN), Nagesh Surendranath (Bengaluru, , IN), Rakul Viswanath (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15667445 on 08/02/2017 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photon counting system includes a photon sensor, a charge-sensitive amplifier (CSA) and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The CSA is configured to convert photon energy detected by the photon sensor to voltage pulses. The ADC is configured to digitize the voltage pulses generated by the CSA. The ADC includes successive approximation circuitry. The successive approximation circuitry includes an N-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC), an N-bit successive approximation register (SAR), a plurality of N-bit registers, and a multiplexer configured to selectively route outputs of the SAR and outputs of the N-bit registers to the DAC for conversion to an analog signal.

[G01T] MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION (radiation analysis of materials, mass spectrometry G01N 23/00; tubes for determining the presence, intensity, density or energy of radiation or particles H01J 47/00)


Simulating a subterranean region using a finite element mesh and a boundary element mesh
Patent No. 10151856 

Inventor(s): Dylan Matthew Copeland (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15413747 on 01/24/2017 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a general aspect, a subterranean region is simulated using a finite element mesh and a boundary element mesh. In some aspects, a finite element mesh is generated over a domain representing a subterranean region. The finite element mesh defines elements that represent respective sub-regions of the subterranean region. The elements include a first element having a boundary defined by the finite element mesh, and at least a portion of the boundary of the first element represents a discontinuity in the subterranean region. A boundary element mesh is generated over the boundary of the first element, and the subterranean region is simulated using the finite element mesh and the boundary element mesh.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Compact external grating PBS/PBC coupler
Patent No. 10151865 

Inventor(s): Rongsheng Miao (San Jose, CA), Yusheng Bai (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14591516 on 01/07/2015 (1434 days app to issue)

Abstract: Approaches to Compact External Grating PBS/PBC Coupling are described according to embodiments of the present invention. In one embodiment, a YVO4 crystal is used to split a beam or combine multiple beams into a single beam. A lens is used to convert a mode of the light to match a mode of a grating port. A glass wedge is designed to bend the light from horizontal to a nearly vertical orientation to match an exit angle of a grating port. When a source or a receiver utilizes an optical fiber, a fiber holder may be used to bond the fiber to the source or receiver. The PBS/PBC described has much less insertion loss compared to existing 2D grating coupler techniques, and has a wider spectral bandwidth due to flexibility in mode matching compared to existing 2D grating couplers. The PBS/PBC described herein also has a better polarization-extinction ratio than the existing 2D grating couplers, and the horizontal coupling configuration enables a design that is thinner and more compact compared to the near vertical coupling in 2D grating coupling.

[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]


Hardened fiber optic connectors having a mechanical splice connector assembly
Patent No. 10151887 

Inventor(s): Daniel Leyva, Jr. (Arlington, TX), Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15434161 on 02/16/2017 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Hardened fiber optic connectors having a mechanical splice assembly are disclosed. The mechanical splice assembly is attached to a first end of an optical waveguide such as an optical fiber of a fiber optic cable by way of a stub optical fiber, thereby connectorizing the hardened connector. In one embodiment, the hardened connector includes an inner housing having two shells for securing a tensile element of the cable and securing the mechanical splice assembly so that a ferrule assembly may translate. Further assembly of the hardened connector has the inner housing fitting into a shroud of the hardened connector. The shroud aides in mating the hardened connector with a complimentary device and the shroud may have any suitable configuration. The hardened connector may also include features for fiber buckling, sealing, cable strain relief or a pre-assembly for ease of installation.

[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]


Contact lens packaging solutions
Patent No. 10151936 

Inventor(s): Howard Allen Ketelson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15792808 on 10/25/2017 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to improved contact lens products which not only have an improved and sustainable wettability. The contact lens product of the invention comprises a soft hydrogel contact lens immersed and autoclaved in a packaging solution including a polyoxyethylene-polyoxybutylene block copolymer and a high molecular weight copolymer of N-vinylpyrrolidone and at least one amino-containing vinylic monomer. The present invention also provides methods for making contact lens products of the invention.

[G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES


Method and apparatus for managing global chip power on a multicore system on chip
Patent No. 10152102 

Inventor(s): David A. Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Cavium, LLC (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499531 on 04/27/2017 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to at least one example embodiment, a method and corresponding apparatus for controlling power in a multi-core processor chip include: accumulating, at a controller within the multi-core processor chip, one or more power estimates associated with multiple core processors within the multi-core processor chip. A global power threshold is determined based on a cumulative power estimate, the cumulative power estimate being determined based at least in part on the one or more power estimates accumulated. The controller causes power consumption at each of the core processors to be controlled based on the determined global power threshold. The controller may directly control power consumption at the core processors or may command the core processors to do so.

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


Policy engine startup procedure for a default provider in USB power delivery
Patent No. 10152104 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13918137 on 06/14/2013 (2006 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device including a universal serial bus power delivery (USB-PD) port for at least the delivery of power, and a USB-PD controller to control a state of power delivery by the USB-PD port out of a plurality of states, wherein the USB-PD controller transitions the USB-PD port from an unpowered state to a check internal power state when the USB-PD port is ready to power the USB cable.

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


Using natural movements of a hand-held device to manipulate digital content
Patent No. 10152137 

Inventor(s): Vinay Sharma (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15345164 on 11/07/2016 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device, such as a smart phone, is provided with a camera. Digital content displayed on display screen of the mobile device may be manipulated in response to natural movements of the mobile device by a user. Motion of the mobile device is detected relative to a nearby textured surface by analyzing images of the textured surface. The displayed digital content is manipulated in response to the detected motion of the mobile device.

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


Random number generation in ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM)
Patent No. 10152257 

Inventor(s): John A Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Richard A Bailey (Richardson, TX), Robert C Baumann (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15852618 on 12/22/2017 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to generating random numbers using two transistor, two capacitor (2T-2C) ferroelectric memory cells. In accordance with one disclosed embodiment, an n-bit random number can be generated by writing to a uniform data pattern to a set of n 2T-2C ferroelectric memory cells in a 1T-1C mode so that all ferroelectric capacitors of the n 2T-2C cells have a polarization state corresponding to the same data value (e.g., all 0”s or all 1”s). The n 2T-2C cells are then read in a 2T-2C mode, so that a random bit (a 0 or 1) is produced for each cell, resulting in an n-bit random number. The n-bit random number is stored in the n 2T-2C ferroelectric memory cells by a rewrite operation. Such random numbers are useful for many purposes, including security, such as authentication, integrity checking, and encryption, and for identification.

[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)


Composite virtual services
Patent No. 10152305 

Inventor(s): Christopher C. Kraus (Dallas, TX), John J. Michelsen (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, Inc. (Islandia, NY)
Law Firm: Alliance IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670739 on 08/07/2017 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: Composite virtual service models can be defined to model various business transactions. A request of a particular component in a first transaction is identified and a composite virtual service model can be identified that corresponds to the particular component. The composite virtual service model models a plurality of transactions comprising the first transaction between the particular component and a first component and a second transaction between the particular component and a second component. The composite virtual service model defines a correlation between the first transaction and the second transaction. A first synthetic response is generated from the composite virtual service model based at least in part on the request, the first synthetic response simulating a response of the first component. A second synthetic response is generated from the composite virtual service model based at least in part on the correlation to simulate a response of the second component.

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


Data protection for a cold storage system
Patent No. 10152378 

Inventor(s): Masood Mortazavi (Santa Clara, CA), Xiaogang Zhu (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15285128 on 10/04/2016 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cold storage system includes data storage devices and parity storage devices. The data storage devices and the parity storage devices form a multiple dimensional matrix which has multiple rows and multiple columns. A controller receives a data write request, selects a data storage device for storing a plurality of data blocks, and writes the data blocks sequentially into memory blocks of the selected data storage device, each data block belonging to a row stripe distributed over one row of the matrix and to a column stripe distributed over one column of the matrix. The controller also generates a row protection block for the row stripe and a column protection block for the column stripe, and writes the row protection block and the column protection block to parity storage devices in the system.

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


System and method for designing accessible and usable spaces having built-in furnishings in a multi-unit environment
Patent No. 10152563 

Inventor(s): Adrienne A. Faulkner (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13554943 on 07/20/2012 (2335 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for designing accessible and usable spaces having built-in elements in multi-unit environments are disclosed. In one embodiment of the system for designing accessible spaces, the system includes a library storing multiple pre-designed universal built-in elements. Each of the pre-designed universal built-in elements includes structural data indicative of clear floor space compliance, reach range compliance, and operable parts compliance. Also, the structural data is indicative of anthropometric data compliance for non-physically challenged and physically challenged persons. A design engine configured to communicate with a user interface provides for design choices by a user and the generation of plan drawings.

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


Apparatus and method for physically unclonable function (PUF) for a memory array
Patent No. 10152613 

Inventor(s): Clive Bittlestone (Allen, TX), Joyce Kwong (Sunnyvale, CA), Manish Goel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898935 on 02/19/2018 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for creating a physically unclonable function for SRAM are disclosed. An example method includes after applying a voltage to a memory array: determining a first duration between the applying of the voltage and a first output of a first bit cell, the first output corresponding to a first value stored in the first bit cell, and determining a second duration between the applying of the voltage and a second output of a second bit cell, the second output corresponding to a second value stored in the second bit cell. The example method further includes determining a function based on a comparison of the first duration and the second duration, the function to establish an identification of a circuit that includes the memory array.

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


Identification badge system
Patent No. 10152668 

Inventor(s): Pedro Luis Pena (Miami, FL), Ronald James Huff (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): SafePass, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871889 on 01/15/2018 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: An identification badge system having an image relaying device for communicating an electronic image, a base station for communicating with the image relaying device, a readiness indicator, and a reusable badge. The badge has a housing, a colored e-paper display, a radio frequency identification tag, and a Wi-Fi transponder and related circuitry that sends radio frequency signals to Wi-Fi routers or Bluetooth beacons in the facility using the system for real-time location tracking of the badge using GPS. Backscatter can be used to encode information on the Wi-Fi signals with little or no battery energy. Tracking information can be stored apart from the badge. The base station has at least one docking receptacle for docking the badge for charging only or also for communication of the electronic image to the badge e-paper display and for erasing the image from the display.

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


Accelerated decision tree execution
Patent No. 10152674 

Inventor(s): Goksel Dedeoglu (Plano, TX), Peter Charles Barnum (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13742355 on 01/16/2013 (2155 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for accelerated decision tree execution in a processor of a digital system is provided that includes receiving at least some attribute values of a plurality of attribute values of a query for the decision tree in a pre-processing component, evaluating the received attribute values in the pre-processing component according to first early termination conditions corresponding to a first decision to determine whether or not the received attribute values fulfill first early termination conditions, and querying the decision tree with the plurality of attribute values when the received attribute values do not fulfill the first early termination conditions.

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


System and method for managing shipping of electronic devices with customer personal information
Patent No. 10152686 

Inventor(s): Brian Gventer (Fort Worth, TX), Joel McCarty (Oklahoma City, OK), Ken Nguyen (Fort Worth, TX), Kevin Asbury (Van Alstyne, TX), Mike Lowry (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): FedEx Supply Chain Logistics Electronics, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McGuire Woods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14075590 on 11/08/2013 (1859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shipping system and method for managing shipping of electronic devices with customer personal information. One or more electronic devices are scanned prior to shipping to a destination. A determination is made whether the one or more electronic devices include customer personal information in response to the scanning. An identification and metadata of the one or more electronic devices are recorded in response to determining the customer personal information is included on the one or more electronic devices. The one or more electronic devices are prevented from shipping by stopping generation of a shipping label for the one or more electronic devices.

[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]


Authentication tags and systems for golf clubs
Patent No. 10152720 

Inventor(s): Christian Bauer (Frisco, TX), Eric M. Smith (Carrollton, TX), Ross Mandel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Vattaca, LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15453035 on 03/08/2017 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club comprises a club head having a hosel, a shaft disposed within the hosel, a ferrule disposed about the shaft at a coupling between the shaft and the hosel, and a tagging device coupled to the ferrule. The tagging device can be at least partially disposed within the ferrule, and the tagging device can be a wireless communication device.

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


Systems and methods for selecting a product sales channel
Patent No. 10152725 

Inventor(s): Huey Paul Long, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), Srikanth Keelapudi Reddy (Farmers Branch, TX), Yuan Gao (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): General Wireless IP Holdinigs LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14150054 on 01/08/2014 (1798 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a sales channel for a product in a brick and mortar store include displaying to customers in a brick and mortar store information on an interactive data collection system relating to a product; collecting, via the data collection system, information indicative of customer interest in the product by tracking inputs at the interactive data collection system; collecting, via an online website, information indicative of customer interest relating to the product; and based upon both the information obtained at the brick and mortar store and the information obtained by the online website, determining a sales channel from a plurality of channels to offer the product for purchase by a customer.

[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 automatically creating and suggesting compatible ride-sharing groups
Patent No. 10152735 

Inventor(s): Asmita Metrewar (Nanded, , IN), Koyel Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN), Theja Tulabandhula (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Robb, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225074 on 08/01/2016 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclose methods and systems for forming one or more ride-sharing groups of a ride-sharing system before executing a ride. The system receives a request for a ride from each user, each request includes details related to the ride and the user. Then, a compatibility score for each pair of users is computed. Based on the computed score, a ride-sharing group is created including one or more members estimated to be compatible with each other. The ride-sharing group is displayed to each member of the ride-sharing group along with pre-defined details of each member. Then a feedback about the ride-sharing group from each group member is received, the feedback being in the form of an acceptance or a rejection. Based on the feedback, the ride-sharing group is updated to include one or more new members or allocate one or more resources to the ride-sharing group.

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


Method, medium, and system for improving hardware efficiency in generating travel recommendations
Patent No. 10152740 

Inventor(s): Benoit Dougoud (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AMADEUS S.A.S. (Biot, , FR)
Law Firm: Thompson Hine LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15234104 on 08/11/2016 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for generating recommendations. In response to receiving a request, the system generates a plurality of suggested recommendations for both a first bound and a second bound of a trip. The system stores the suggested recommendations corresponding to the first bound and the second bound in a memory, where the suggested recommendations corresponding to the second bound coincide to a subset of the suggested recommendations corresponding to the first bound published for display. The system publishes the suggested recommendations corresponding to the first bound for display to a user. In response to receiving an input that indicates a selected recommendation for the first bound, the system determines whether the selected recommendation is one of the subset of the suggested recommendations corresponding to the first bound.

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


Apparatuses including a memory array with separate global read and write lines and/or sense amplifier region column select line and related methods
Patent No. 10153007 

Inventor(s): Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX), Mansour Fardad (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14944622 on 11/18/2015 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods related to memory arrays with separate global read and write lines and/or sense amplifier region column select lines are disclosed. An example apparatus includes first and second memory sections, and further includes a sense amplifier region. A memory section includes a word line extending in a first direction and a digit line extending in a second direction, and the sense amplifier region is disposed between the first and second memory sections. The sense amplifier region includes a sense amplifier coupled to the digit line, a local input/output (LIO) line, a column select circuit coupled to the sense amplifier, and a column select line. The column select line extends in the first direction and is configured to provide a column select signal to the column select circuit. Capacitance of a LIO line may be reduced by coupling fewer sense amplifiers of a group to the LIO line.

[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)


DQS-offset and read-RTT-disable edge control
Patent No. 10153014 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15680006 on 08/17/2017 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods include controls for on-die termination (ODT) and data strobe signals. For example, a command to de-assert ODT for a data pin (DQ) during the read operation. An input, such as a mode register, receives an indication of a shift mode register value that corresponds to a number of shifts of a rising edge of the command in a backward or a falling edge in a forward direction. A delay chain delays the appropriate edge of received command the number of shifts in the corresponding direction to generate a shifted edge command signal. Combination circuitry then combines a falling edge command signal with a shifted rising edge command signal to form a transformed command.

[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)


Circuit and method for imprint reduction in FRAM memories
Patent No. 10153025 

Inventor(s): Hugh P. McAdams (McKinney, TX), Jose A. Rodriguez-Latorre (Dallas, TX), Manish Goel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15710971 on 09/21/2017 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a memory device having a memory array that includes a first memory cell coupled to a first bit line and a second memory cell coupled to a second bit line and a sense amplifier that includes first and second transistors arranged in a cross-coupled configuration with third and fourth transistors, the first and second transistors being of a first conductivity type and the third and fourth transistors being of a second conductivity type, a first inverter having an input coupled to a first common drain terminal of the first and third transistors and an output coupled to the first bit line, and a second inverter having an input coupled to a second common drain terminal of the second and fourth transistors and an output coupled to the second bit line.

[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)


Program-verify of select gate transistor with doped channel in NAND string
Patent No. 10153051 

Inventor(s): Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Yen-Lung Li (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15879044 on 01/24/2018 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device and associated techniques for programming a select gate transistor. The programming of the select gate transistors in a NAND string is performed under similar biasing as is seen during the programming of a memory cell, when the select gate transistors are required to be in the conductive or non-conductive state for selected and unselected NAND strings, respectively. Program-verify tests for the select gate transistors use a current which flows from the source end to the drain end of the NAND string, and can be performed separately for odd- and even-numbered NAND strings, to avoid the effects of bit line-to-bit line coupling. The tests account for uneven doping in the channel of the select gate transistor. Program-verify tests for the memory cells use a current which flows from the drain end to the source end and can be performed concurrently.

[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)


Fusible link cell with dual bit storage
Patent No. 10153053 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), John Anthony Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Michael Allen Ball (Richardson, TX), Richard Allen Bailey (Richardson, TX), Sunil Kumar Dusa (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787905 on 10/19/2017 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fuse-programmable register or memory location having a plurality of fusible links of differing electrical characteristics in parallel. In one embodiment, three fusible links with different resistances are provided, such that application of a programming voltage non-uniformly distributes the current among the links, allowing varying voltages to selectively blow one or more of the links. Sensing of the programmed state is performed by applying a voltage across the parallel links and measuring the current in comparison with a plurality of reference currents. Reduction in the overhead chip area per bit and in the serial data communication latency are obtained.

[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)


Real-time vulnerability monitoring
Patent No. 10154055 

Inventor(s): Brett M. Oliphant (Plano, TX), John P. Blignaut (West Lafayette, IN)
Assignee(s): SecurityProfiling, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14834102 on 08/24/2015 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided including at least one platform; an intrusion prevention system configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; a firewall configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; at least one first data storage configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; and at least one second data storage configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform. The at least one platform is configured to perform a plurality of operations that collective protect one or more networked devices.

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


System and method for migrating an agent server to an agent client device
Patent No. 10154088 

Inventor(s): Mark Gerard (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OL SECURITY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (Dover, DE)
Law Firm: Schwabe, Williamson Wyatt (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15903684 on 02/23/2018 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a network of mobile agents, data integrity can be improved by providing an agent server that can migrate between devices operating in the region of interest (ROI). The agent server distributes agent clients onto devices in the ROI and provides agent server services to the agent clients, including receiving and storing data from the agents. When the agent server device is to leave the ROI, the agent server can migrate to any device executing an agent client and continue to provide the agent server services, including data collection and aggregation, from the device to which the agent server has migrated.

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


 

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Method for drying thin films in an energy efficient manner
Patent No. 10150230 

Inventor(s): Andrew E. Edd (Austin, TX), Ian M. Rawson (Austin, TX), Kurt A. Schroder (Coupland, TX), Ronald I. Dass (Austin, TX), Steven C. McCool (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): NCC NANO, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Russell Ng PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13432399 on 03/28/2012 (2449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for drying a thin film stack having a thin film located on a substrate is disclosed. The thin film stack is conveyed past a flashlamp during which the thin film stack is irradiated with a composite light pulse from the flashlamp. The composite light pulse is composed of multiple micropulses. The time duration of the composite light pulse is shorter than a total thermal equilibration time of the thin film stack. In addition, when the thin film stack is being conveyed past the flashlamp, the thin film stack should move less than 10% of the length of the irradiating area in the conveyance direction during the delivery of the composite light pulse.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Silicon package having electrical functionality by embedded passive components
Patent No. 10153220 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Almeria Noquil (Bethlehem, PA), Osvaldo Jorge Lopez (Annandale, NJ), Simon John Molloy (Allentown, PA), Thomas Eugene Grebs (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15785778 on 10/17/2017 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged electronic system comprises a slab ([b]210[/b]) of low-grade silicon (l-g-Si) configured as ridges ([b]114[/b]) framing a depression of depth ([b]112[/b]) including a recessed central area suitable to accommodate semiconductor chips and embedded electrical components, the depth at least equal to the thickness of the chips and the components, the ridge covered by system terminals ([b]209[/b][i]b[/i]) connected to attachment pads in the central area; and semiconductor chips ([b]120, 130[/b]) having a thickness and terminals on at least one of opposing chip sides, the chips terminals attached to the central area terminals so that the opposite chip side is coplanar with the system terminals on the slab ridge.

[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]


Low dynamic resistance low capacitance diodes
Patent No. 10153269 

Inventor(s): Alexei Sadovnikov (Sunnyvale, CA), Andrew D. Strachan (Santa Clara, CA), Dening Wang (McKinney, TX), Gang Xue (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15679592 on 08/17/2017 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A low dynamic resistance, low capacitance diode of a semiconductor device includes a heavily-doped n-type substrate. A lightly-doped n-type layer 1 micron to 5 microns thick is disposed on the n-type substrate. A lightly-doped p-type layer 3 microns to 8 microns thick is disposed on the n-type layer. The low dynamic resistance, low capacitance diode, of the semiconductor device includes a p-type buried layer, with a peak dopant density above 110[superscript]17 [/superscript]cm[superscript]3[/superscript], extending from the p-type layer through the n-type layer to the n-type substrate. The low dynamic resistance, low capacitance diode also includes an n-type region disposed in the p-type layer, extending to a top surface of the p-type layer.

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


Semiconductor device with fins including sidewall recesses
Patent No. 10153371 

Inventor(s): Qing Liu (Watervliet, NY), Ruilong Xie (Schenectady, NY), Xiuyu Cai (Niskayuna, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14175215 on 02/07/2014 (1768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is for making a semiconductor device. The method may include forming fins above a substrate, each fin having an upper fin portion including a first semiconductor material and a lower fin portion including a dielectric material. The method may include forming recesses into sidewalls of each lower fin portion to expose a lower surface of a respective upper fin portion, and forming a second semiconductor layer surrounding the fins including the exposed lower surfaces of the upper fin portions. The second semiconductor layer may include a second semiconductor material to generate stress in the first semiconductor material.

[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]


Germanium-based barrier modulated cell
Patent No. 10153430 

Inventor(s): Deepak Kamalanathan (San Jose, CA), Juan Saenz (Menlo Park, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15621305 on 06/13/2017 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a Barrier Modulated Cell (BMC) structure with reduced shifting in stored memory cell resistance levels over time are described. The BMC structure may comprise a reversible resistance-switching memory element within a memory array comprising a first conductive metal oxide (e.g., titanium oxide) in series with an alternating stack of one or more layers of an amorphous low bandgap material (e.g., germanium) with one or more layers of a second conductive metal oxide (e.g., aluminum oxide). The BMC structure may include a barrier layer comprising a first conductive metal oxide, such as titanium oxide or strontium titanate, in series with a germanium stack that includes a layer of amorphous germanium or amorphous silicon germanium paired with a second conductive metal oxide. The second conductive metal oxide (e.g., aluminum oxide) may be different from the first conductive metal oxide (e.g., titanium oxide).

[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]


Systems and methods for switched reluctance magnetic mechtenna
Patent No. 10153555 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey L. Box (Farmersville, TX)
Assignee(s): ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636363 on 06/28/2017 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a rotor, a first end component, and a second end component. The rotor includes a rotor body and a plurality of magnets configured to output a first magnetic field. The rotor body defines a plurality of slots extending radially inward from an exterior surface of the rotor body. Each magnet is disposed in a corresponding slot. The first end component includes a first end component body and a plurality of first extensions extending from the first end component body and contacting a first set of the plurality of magnets. The second end component includes a second end component body and a plurality of second extensions extending from the second end component body and contacting the first set. The first end component and the second end component are configured to output an electromagnetic signal.

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


Adaptation of polyphase waveguide probes
Patent No. 10153638 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017516 on 06/25/2018 (169 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along a lossy conducting medium such as, e.g., the surface of a terrestrial medium by exciting a polyphase waveguide probe. A probe control system can be used to adjust the polyphase waveguide probe based at least in part upon characteristics of the lossy conducting medium.

[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)


Computing device charging cases and methods of use
Patent No. 10153649 

Inventor(s): William J. Warren (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252005 on 08/30/2016 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electrical charging device chassis and cases are provided herein. An example charging case includes a device receiving tray, a sliding tray having a charging interface, and a stabilizer. The sliding tray translates relative to the device receiving tray to extend and retract the charging interface using a track and gear assembly.

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


Methods and apparatus to increase efficiency for wireless power transfer
Patent No. 10153661 

Inventor(s): Ali Djabbari (Saratoga, CA), Gianpaolo Lisi (Los Gatos, CA), Jingwei Xu (Plano, TX), Kosha Mahmodieh (Campbell, CA), Vijayalakshmi Devarajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15362563 on 11/28/2016 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to efficiently transfer power wirelessly are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a feedback loop to when a second current value is greater than a first current value, change a direction value, the second current value being obtained after the first current value; when the second current value is less than the first current value, maintain the direction value; and a summer to when the direction value corresponds to a first direction value, increase a reference signal by a step size; and when the direction value corresponds to a second direction value different than the first direction value, decrease the reference signal by the step size.

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


Methods and circuitry for sampling a signal
Patent No. 10153696 

Inventor(s): Johan Tjeerd Strydom (Santa Clara, CA), Olivier Trescases (Toronto, , CA), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15659062 on 07/25/2017 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: Circuitry and methods for sampling a signal are disclosed. An example of the circuitry includes a node for coupling the circuitry to the signal being sampled and a plurality of capacitors, wherein each capacitor is selectively coupled to the node by a switch. An analog-to-digital converter is coupled to the node and is for measuring the voltages of individual ones of the plurality of capacitors and converting the voltages to digital signals. Delay circuitry is coupled to each of the switches, the delay circuitry is for closing one switch at a time for a predetermined period.

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


Stepper motor drive and stall detection circuit
Patent No. 10153718 

Inventor(s): Ian Byers (Northville, MI)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15435912 on 02/17/2017 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first differential amplifier output drives a first winding of a stepper motor and a second differential amplifier output drives a second winding of the stepper motor. Inputs of the first and second differential amplifiers receive input drive signals generated by either a digital to analog converter or a pulse width modulator, where the input drive signals are phase offset sinusoids. Current flowing through a stepper motor winding is sensed to generate a current sense signal. A stall sensing circuit processes the current sense signal to determine whether the stepper motor has stalled by: taking a first derivative of the current sense signal to generate a first derivative signal; taking a second derivative of the current sense signal to generate a second derivative signal; and processing one or more of the current sense signal, the first derivative signal and the second derivative signal to detect a stepper motor stall condition.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]


Fractional frequency clock divider with direct division
Patent No. 10153777 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Bahai (Lafayette, CA), Ali Kiaei (San Jose, CA), Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Reza Hoshyar (San Jose, CA), Wenting Zhou (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15281617 on 09/30/2016 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include fractional frequency divider circuits, including a counter to provide phase shifted pulse output signals in response to counting of an adjustable integer number N[subscript]K [/subscript]cycles of an input clock signal, an output circuit to provide an output clock signal having a first edge between first edges of the pulse output signals, as well as a delta-sigma modulator (DSM), clocked by the second pulse output signal to receive a first predetermined value and to provide a DSM output value, and a phase accumulator to receive a step input value representing a sum of the DSM output value and a second predetermined value. The phase accumulator provides a divisor input signal to the counter, and provides a phase adjustment value to the output circuit to control the position of the first edge of the output clock signal between the first edges of the pulse output signals.

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


Linear combination codebook for CSI reporting in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10153818 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15650715 on 07/14/2017 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for a channel state information (CSI) feedback in an advanced communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), CSI feedback configuration information for a pre-coding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback based on a linear combination (LC) codebook, wherein the PMI comprises a first PMI (i[subscript]1[/subscript]) and a second PMI (i[subscript]2[/subscript]), determining the first PMI (i[subscript]1[/subscript]) and the second PMI (i[subscript]2[/subscript]) indicating an LC pre-coder that corresponds to a weighted linear combination of a first beam and a second beam, wherein the first PMI (i[subscript]1[/subscript]) includes a first beam indicator (i[subscript]1,1[/subscript], i[subscript]1,2[/subscript]) and a second beam indicator (i[subscript]1,3[/subscript]) that indicate the first beam and a distance (d[subscript]1[/subscript], d[subscript]2[/subscript]) of the second beam in accordance with the first beam, respectively; and the second PMI (i[subscript]2[/subscript]) indicates weights assigned to the first beam and the second beam. The method further comprises transmitting, to the BS, the CSI feedback over an uplink channel including the determined first PMI (i[subscript]1[/subscript]) and the second PMI (i[subscript]2[/subscript]).

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Channel recovery in burst-mode, time-division multiplexing (TDM) passive optical networks (PONs)
Patent No. 10153844 

Inventor(s): Frank Effenberger (Frisco, TX), Huaiyu Zeng (Red Bank, NJ), Lei Zhou (Shenzhen, , CN), Lin Huang (Chengdu, , CN), Shengming Ma (Chengdu, , CN), Shuchang Yao (Wuhan, , CN), Xianbo Dai (Chengdu, , CN), Xiang Liu (Marlboro, NJ
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15477754 on 04/03/2017 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transceiver comprises: a sampling phase optimization stage comprising: a first interpolator; a first equalizer coupled to the first interpolator; a first optimizer coupled to the first equalizer; and an output; and an equalization stage coupled to the output and comprising: a buffer; a second interpolator coupled to the buffer; and a second equalizer coupled to the second interpolator. A method comprising: receiving an optical burst signal; determining an optimum sampling phase based on a portion of a digital signal representing the optical burst signal; and equalizing all of the digital signal using the optimum sampling phase.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Re-generation and re-transmission of millimeter waves for building penetration
Patent No. 10153845 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984643 on 05/21/2018 (204 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building comprising a receiver located on an outside of the building for receiving millimeter wave signals. At least one frequency downconverter for downconverts the received millimeter wave signals to a frequency level that overcomes losses occurring when the millimeter wave signals are transmitted from the outside the building to an interior of the building. Transceiver circuitry transmits the downconverted millimeter wave signals from the outside the building to the interior of the building. At least one frequency upconverter upconverts the received downconverted millimeter wave signals from the frequency level that overcomes losses occurring when the millimeter wave signals are transmitted from the outside the building to the interior of the building. A second transceiver transmits the upconverted millimeter wave signal in a second format to wireless devices within the building.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Analog multiplexing scheme for decision feedback equalizers
Patent No. 10153922 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15872140 on 01/16/2018 (329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a voltage generator that generates a reference signal, a multi-level bias generator coupled to the voltage generator to receive the reference signal and generate a plurality of bias level signals based at least in part on the reference signal. The multi-level bias generator transmits the plurality of bias level signals to a plurality of multiplexers that each receive a select signal to select a subset of bias level signals of the plurality of bias level signals based. The device also includes an adjustment circuit of a decision feedback equalizer that receives a respective selected subset of bias level signals from one multiplexer of the plurality of multiplexers and utilizes the respective selected subset of bias level signals to compensate for inter-symbol interference of a bit due to a previously received bit of a bit stream.

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


Software defined network traffic congestion control
Patent No. 10153974 

Inventor(s): Ian F. Akyildiz (Alpharetta, GA), Min Luo (Cummings, GA), Shih-Chun Lin (Alpharetta, GA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15380545 on 12/15/2016 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining traffic statistics of accepted hybrid traffic at a controller of a software defined network that includes multiple local switches coupled by links, calculating an end to end delay associated with the accepted hybrid traffic, determining network stability thresholds from each local switch as a function of network congestion, determining an adjusted rate decision policy as a function of the end to end delay and the network stability thresholds, the adjusted rate decision policy for use by an edge switch to determine whether or not to accept offered traffic loads.

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


Video capturing and formatting system
Patent No. 10154194 

Inventor(s): Logan Gilpin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14588376 on 12/31/2014 (1441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video capture and formatting system including a plurality of lenses, a digital sensor, and an editing unit. The lenses capture light from a defined viewable area and are curvilinear in nature. The sensor receives the light from the lenses and senses the color, exposure, and travel distance of each photon. The sensor generates image data representing the visual characteristics of the image and the photon travel distance for each pixel. The editing unit processes image data from the sensor and blends the images from each lens together by matching the photon distance around the sides of each lens image data. The editing unit forms a master format having a two dimensional equi-rectangular image with depth perception provided from the photon travel distance of each pixel.

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


Event-triggered imaging pixels
Patent No. 10154207 

Inventor(s): Joshua Lund (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15426521 on 02/07/2017 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging pixel includes a photodetector for generating a charge signal, an input buffer, a control device, and a switch. The input buffer is connected to the photodetector for amplifying the charge signal. The control device is connected to the photodetector and the input buffer to separate high-frequency charge signals from low frequency charge signals. The switch is operably connected to the input buffer for sampling of high-frequency charge signals in a charge storage device triggered by amplitude of high-frequency charge signals provided by the input buffer.

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


System and method for wireless link configuration
Patent No. 10154442 

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano, TX), Philippe Sartori (Algonquin, IL), Zhongfeng Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13348981 on 01/12/2012 (2525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a relay node during a handoff from a first controller to a second controller includes receiving a first instruction from the first controller to discontinue using a first set of wireless backhaul link resources allocated to the relay node by the first controller and to temporarily use a second set of wireless backhaul link resources dedicated by the second controller. The method also includes receiving a second instruction from the second controller to discontinue using the second set of wireless backhaul link resources and to begin using a third set of wireless backhaul link resources allocated to the relay node by the second controller.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Transmit power adjustment for inter-device communication in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10154467 

Inventor(s): Yi Song (Irving, TX), Zhijun Cai (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13627647 on 09/26/2012 (2267 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for user equipment (UE) transmit power adjustment for inter-device communication in wireless communication systems are provided. A UE may communicate directly with another UE over a direct inter-device communication link when they are located in proximity. The UE may adjust its transmit power for the inter-device communication during a device handshake/discovery procedure. For example, the UE may adjust its transmit power for the inter-device communication based on a data exchange between the UE and the other UE over the inter-device communication link. Long term evolution (LTE) downlink or uplink radio resources may be used for the data exchange over the inter-device communication link.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for beamformed reference signals in three dimensional multiple input multiple output communications systems
Patent No. 10154496 

Inventor(s): Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15443066 on 02/27/2017 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a transmission point includes transmitting a plurality of first directional reference signals and a plurality of second directional reference signals, the plurality of first directional reference signals sweeping different first beams in a first plane and the plurality of second directional reference signals sweeping different first beams of the first plane, and receiving from a reception point, a request for the transmission point to commence operations in the second plane and a first feedback from a reception point, the first feedback indicating at least one first beam of the first plane and at least one beam group of the second plane, where measurements of the at least one first beam and the at least one beam group of the second plane satisfy a first selection criterion.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Handling of proximity services device to device related identities at radio access network level
Patent No. 10154528 

Inventor(s): Manivannan Thyagarajan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Nokia Technologies Oy (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15545977 on 01/29/2015 (1412 days app to issue)

Abstract: Handling of related identities may be valuable in communication systems. More particularly, in areas such as long term evolution advanced (LTE-A) proximity services (ProSe), it may be useful to provide for handling of ProSe device to device (D2D) related identities at the radio access network (RAN) level. A method can include deriving an initial layer one identifier corresponding to a target user equipment or group. The method can also include determining whether the initial layer one identifier collides with another layer one identifier corresponding to a different target user equipment or group. The method can further include communicating with the target user equipment or group based on the determination of whether the initial layer one identifier collides with another layer one identifier in use.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Inventor(s): Alexander B. Hirschberg (Dallas, TX), Madeleine Simon (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): IWEAR HOLDINGS CORP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Gearhart Law, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29569243 on 06/24/2016 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined dresser valet and charging station
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Inventor(s): Richard James Reister (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): The Modern Gentleman, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29610470 on 07/12/2017 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cookware basting projections
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Inventor(s): Timothy J. Bennett (Coloardo Springs, CO)
Assignee(s): TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29549460 on 12/22/2015 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bag closure construction
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Inventor(s): Ramon Ibarra (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Ice Express, LLC (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29616845 on 09/08/2017 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Jewelry article
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Inventor(s): Keith E. Matheny (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TUFF-LINKS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Wick Phillips Gould Martin LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29575247 on 08/23/2016 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface for a therapy device
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Inventor(s): Carrie Lee Childress (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Smith Nephew, Inc. (Memphis, TN)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29582426 on 10/27/2016 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Interbody fusion implant
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Inventor(s): Jason Tinley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HD LifeSciences LLC (Woburn, MA)
Law Firm: Law Offices of Daniel A. Tesler, LLC (Local + 295 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613153 on 08/08/2017 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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