Dallas Invents: 92 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 2

Patents were granted for Apple's voltage regulator; Dell's distributed authorization; ROKA Sports' swimwear design & construction, iHeartMedia's listener survey tool; Shavelogic's razor tray; and more.

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include assigned patents granted to local entities or those with a North Texas inventor. As of June 12, 2018, unassigned patents with a local inventor are included. 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 Oct. 2, 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)

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano) 9

TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano) 5

NCH Corporation (Irving) 3

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano) 3

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth) 2

(UNASSIGNED 4)


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Lee Thomas VanLanen (McKinney) 2

Mark A. Harris (Plano) 2

Philip R. McKee (Frisco) 2

Warren Wade Robbins (Celina) 2

Yuqiang Tang (Plano) 2

 


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

194 days
Storage operation interrupt apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for interrupting storage operations.
Patent No. 10089021-B2
Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano)
Inventors: Hairong Sun (Superior, CO), James Peterson (San Jose, CA), Jea Hyun (Los Altos, CA), John Strasser (Kaysville, UT), Kapil Verma (San Jose, CA), Long Pham (San Ramon, CA)

3,553 days
Systems and methods of network security and threat management
Patent No. 10091229-B2
Assignee: Masergy Communications, Inc. (Plano),
Inventors: Michael Roy Stute (Plano), Scott S. Paly (Asheville, NC)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Door for a pet enclosure
Patent No. 10085416 

Inventor(s): David Link (Costa Mesa, CA), Hongkun Liang (Zhongshan, , CN)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14716025 on 05/19/2015 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door for a pet enclosure is disclosed herein. The door is vertically and rotatably traversable with dual axes connectors. The door may be vertically traversed to unlatch hooks and wire rods from each other so that the door may thereafter be rotatably traversed to the opened position where the door is disposed on top of the top panel.

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


Pest control and detection system with conductive bait matrix
Patent No. 10085435 

Inventor(s): Daniel W. Engels (Colleyville, TX), Kenneth Lauffenburger (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BASF Corporation (Florham Park, NJ)
Law Firm: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15523312 on 07/13/2016 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pest control and detection system generally includes an electrically conductive bait matrix including at least one carrier material that is at least one of palatable, a phagostimulant, consumable, and displaceable by pests, and a plurality of electrically conductive particles. The electrically conductive particles are substantially randomly interspersed throughout the at least one carrier material. The at least one carrier material includes at least one of a thermoplastic material and a resin.

[A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS


Remediation of mollusk infestations
Patent No. 10085454 

Inventor(s): Deborah A. Chadbourne (Bethlehem, PA), Robert Michael Lockerd (Plano, TX), Rod S. Bradbury (Saanichton, , CA)
Assignee(s): WISEARTH IP, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14981103 on 12/28/2015 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a method of treating an environment (aquatic or land) to remediate an infestation of mollusks, either active or in hibernation, to remediate a mollusk infestation. The method includes the steps of: selecting an amount of a formulation (solid or liquid) comprising a saponin; and distributing this formulation in the environment having an infestation of mollusks. When the environment is land, the steps of the method may include distributing the formulation on the land, flooding the land, for example by irrigation or seasonal rains, to release the saponin that disperses in the water to thereby cause a concentration of saponin in the water for a time effective to remediate mollusks. When the environment is water, the formulation may be distributed into the water to cause a saponin concentration for an effective time to remediate mollusks.

[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)


Swimwear design and construction
Patent No. 10085494 

Inventor(s): Kurt Robert Spenser (Burbank, CA), Robert Allen Canales (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): ROKA SPORTS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich Rosati (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15790637 on 10/23/2017 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wetsuit is provided which comprises (a) a first central region comprising a first material and having a first thickness; and (b) a second lateral region comprising a second material and having a second thickness. The buoyancy per unit area of the first region is greater than the buoyancy per unit area of the second region.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)


Shaving razor tray
Patent No. 10085539 

Inventor(s): Craig A. Provost (Boston, MA), John W. Griffin (Moultonborough, NH), William E. Tucker (Attleboro, MA)
Assignee(s): SHAVELOGIC, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15510410 on 08/13/2015 (1146 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tray is disclosed for securely holding a shaving razor and a shaving cartridge magazine when not in use.

[A45D] HAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT (wigs, toupees, or the like A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00; hairdressers’ chairs A47C 1/04; hair cutting appliances, razors B26B)


Automated ECG analysis and diagnosis system
Patent No. 10085663 

Inventor(s): Zhongnong Jiang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kasha Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15904543 on 02/26/2018 (218 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ECG system identifies and annotates cardiac electrophysiological signals in an ECG waveform from harmonic waveforms. Electrical impulses are received from a beating heart. The electrical impulses are converted to an ECG waveform. The ECG waveform is converted to a frequency domain waveform, which, in turn, is separated into two or more different frequency domain waveforms, which, in turn, are converted into a plurality of time domain cardiac electrophysiological subwaveforms and discontinuity points between these subwaveforms. The plurality of subwaveforms and discontinuity points are compared to a database of subwaveforms and discontinuity points for normal and abnormal patients. At least one subwaveform or one or more discontinuity points are identified as a normal or abnormal electrophysiological signal of the ECG waveform from the comparison. The ECG waveform is displayed along with one or more markers at a location of the at least one subwaveform or one or more discontinuity points.

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


 

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

Dehumidifier and breather configured for operation during regeneration
Patent No. 10086327 

Inventor(s): Arthur Martin (Rowlett, TX), John Pruente (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. (Waukesha, WI)
Law Firm: Baker Hostetler LLP (15 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14821176 on 08/07/2015 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dehydrator for dehydrating air supplied to a power related or mechanical device includes a first container configured to hold a desiccant, a first heater arranged with the first container configured to heat the desiccant in the first container, a second container configured to hold a desiccant, and a second heater arranged with the second container configured to heat the desiccant in the second container. The dehydrator further includes a conduit configured to selectively connect one of the first container and the second container to the power related or mechanical device and a controller configured to selectively operate one of the first heater and the second heater.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Metallographic sample preparation method and metallographic sample mold
Patent No. 10086536 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Minor (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14826598 on 08/14/2015 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to method for preparing metallographic samples including the steps of placing a specimen into a mold, inserting an epoxy into the mold, and exposing the mold to an ultraviolet light for a duration of time to create a mounting sample. The mold includes a peripheral wall and a bottom defining a cavity therein. The mold is formed from a material that allows ultraviolet light to penetrate the peripheral wall and bottom into the cavity. The mold includes a material operative to allow an ultraviolet light to penetrate the peripheral wall and the bottom surface into the cavity.

[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]


Multipoint emergency responder safety isolation system
Patent No. 10086705 

Inventor(s): Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195958 on 06/28/2016 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a multipoint safety isolation system. The multipoint isolation system includes one or more isolation triggers that connect to multiple low voltage (LV) battery components and multiple high voltage (HV) battery components. The multiple LV battery components include an LV battery. The multiple HV battery components include multiple HV batteries. The one or more isolation triggers are configured to isolate at least one of the LV battery from the multiple HV batteries or a first subset of the multiple HV batteries from a second subset of multiple HV batteries. The multipoint isolation system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to activate the one or more isolation triggers.

[B60L] PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of electrical propulsion units or of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion in vehicles B60K 1/00, B60K 6/20; arrangements or mounting of electrical gearing in vehicles B60K 17/12, B60K 17/14; preventing wheel slip by reducing power in rail vehicles B61C 15/08; dynamo-electric machines H02K; control or regulation of electric motors H02P); SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (electric coupling devices combined with mechanical couplings of vehicles B60D 1/64; electric heating for vehicles B60H 1/00); ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL (control or regulation of electric motors H02P); MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES [4]


Transport wheel restraint
Patent No. 10086861 

Inventor(s): Deron Arthur Weber (Cambridge, , CA), Dwayne Joey Kennedy (Kitchener, , CA), James Hendrik Martin (Cambridge, , CA), William Cody Willems (Waterloo, , CA), William Dwayne Peach (Kitchener, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15468514 on 03/24/2017 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for restraining the movement of a wheeled transport apparatus using a restraining device. The restraining device may include an elongated frame component having an upstanding rear portion and a base portion. The base portion is configured to be secured to a floor surface. A loading member may be provided, located adjacent the elongated frame component. The loading member defines a ramp surface to guide a rotational movement of a wheel of the wheeled transport apparatus into a receiving space. In certain aspects, the elongated frame component comprises an angle iron defining a length and having a substantially uniform L-shaped cross-section. The device may further include a locking member pivotally coupled to the elongated frame component and configured to retainingly engage a structural component of the wheeled transport apparatus.

[B62B] HAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES (characterised by animal propulsion B62C; propulsion of sledges by driver or engine B62M)


Underbody air spat
Patent No. 10086885 

Inventor(s): Joseph D. Zuhlsdorf (Surprise, AZ), Tommy E. Stubblefield (Surprise, AZ)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15095123 on 04/10/2016 (905 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes an underbody opening to a wheel well, a wheel accommodated in the wheel well, a brake inside the wheel and an air spat at the underbody. The air spat has an upright Coanda surface open to free oncoming underbody airflow. The Coanda surface includes a trailing section aimed inside the wheel and at the brake.

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


Electrically powered downlock actuation system
Patent No. 10086928 

Inventor(s): Adam J. Ditzler (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): GOODRICH CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer, L.L.P. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15224096 on 07/29/2016 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downlock actuator may comprise an electric motor, a gearbox coupled to the electric motor, the gearbox comprising a rotary output shaft, and a connecting output shaft having a first end and a second end, the first end being coupled to the rotary output shaft of the gearbox, wherein the connecting output shaft is configured to rotate between a shaft locked position and a shaft unlocked position, wherein the gearbox is back-drivable in response to the connecting output shaft being in the shaft unlocked position.

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


Composite rotor system using two race track style cantilevered yokes
Patent No. 10086934 

Inventor(s): Andrew Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Drew Alan Sutton (Hurst, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Patrick Ryan Tisdale (Keller, TX), Robert Patrick Wardlaw (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15362424 on 11/28/2016 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hub system comprises at least one yoke, at least one shear bearing, and at least one mast adapter. The at least one mast adapter is configured to support the at least one yoke and the at least one shear bearing, and the at least one yoke has a flapping hinge that is non-coincident with a flapping hinge of the at least one shear bearing. Another hub system comprises a stacked yoke and a mast adapter. The mast adapter is configured to transfer rotation from a rotor mast to the hub system to rotate the hub system about a central axis of rotation. The mast adapter is further configured to support the stacked yoke such that each yoke in the stacked yoke is configured to accommodate at least some amount of rotation about an axis that is perpendicular to or about perpendicular to the central axis of rotation.

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


Storage models for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10086936 

Inventor(s): Christopher Edward Foskey (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15269853 on 09/19/2016 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft having a VTOL flight mode, a forward flight mode and a storage mode includes a fuselage having a wing rotatably mounted thereto. The wing has an orientation generally perpendicular to the fuselage, in the flight modes, and an orientation generally parallel to the fuselage, in the storage mode. First and second pylon assemblies are positioned proximate outboard ends of the wing. First and second mast assemblies are respectively rotatable relative to the first and second pylon assemblies and have generally vertical orientations, in the VTOL flight mode, and generally horizontal orientations, in the forward flight mode and the storage mode. First and second proprotor assemblies are respectively rotatable relative to the first and second mast assemblies. Each proprotor assembly includes a plurality of rotor blades and has a radially extended orientation, in the flight modes, and a stowed orientation, in the storage mode.

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


System, apparatus, and method of efficiently transferring material from a container to a cartridge
Patent No. 10086959 

Inventor(s): Richard A. Luepke (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15900354 on 02/20/2018 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a body comprising an inner body wall and an outer body wall centered about a longitudinal axis. The inner body wall and the outer body wall form a ridge at a first end of the body, and the ridge is configured to receive a force applied to the apparatus. The apparatus includes a base at a second end of the body. The base includes a flange configured to form a seal against a container wall and an aperture centered about the longitudinal axis. The base is centered about the longitudinal axis. The apparatus includes an inlet protruding from the base in a direction towards the first end of the body, and the inlet is configured to secure the apparatus to a nozzle of a cartridge. The apparatus is configured to force a material into the cartridge in response to the force applied to the apparatus.

[B65B] MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING (bundling and pressing devices for cigars A24C 1/44; devices for tensioning and securing binders adapted to be supported by the article or articles to be bound B25B 25/00; applying closure members to bottles, jars or similar containers B67B 1/00-B67B 6/00; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers B67C 9/00)


 

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

Method of making an anti-CD40 antibody
Patent No. 10087256 

Inventor(s): Gerard Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Jacques F. Banchereau (Montclair, NJ), Sandra Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), SangKon Oh (Baltimore, MD)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15401856 on 01/09/2017 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for the expression, secretion and use of novel compositions for use as, e.g., vaccine and antigen delivery vectors, to delivery antigens to antigen presenting cells. In one embodiment, the vector is an anti-CD40 antibody, or fragments thereof, and one or more antigenic peptides linked to the anti-CD40 antibody or fragments thereof, including humanized antibodies.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Composition and method of manufacturing calcium magnesium sulfonate greases
Patent No. 10087387 

Inventor(s): J. Andrew Waynick (Lantana, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593792 on 05/12/2017 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: An overbased calcium magnesium sulfonate grease composition and method of manufacture comprising both overbased calcium sulfonate and overbased magnesium sulfonate in a ratio range of 60:40 to 100:1. The grease is made according to any known method for making an overbased calcium sulfonate grease by using the overbased magnesium sulfonate in addition to the overbased calcium sulfonate. A portion of the magnesium sulfonate may be added prior to conversion and another portion after conversion, with or without one or more delay periods between the addition of water or other reactive ingredient and the addition of magnesium sulfonate. The grease can be made using calcium hydroxyapatite and/or added calcium carbonate as calcium containing bases for reacting with complexing acids, a non-aqueous converting agent delay method, added alkali metal hydroxide, or any combination thereof. The grease has a high dropping point and reduced thickener yield.

[C10M] LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS (well drilling compositions C09K 8/02); USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES EITHER ALONE OR AS LUBRICATING INGREDIENTS IN A LUBRICATING COMPOSITION (mould release, i.e. separating, agents for metals B22C 3/00, for plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 33/56, for glass C03B 40/02; textile lubricating compositions D06M 11/00, D06M 13/00, D06M 15/00; immersion oils for microscopy G02B 21/33) [4]


Composition and method of manufacturing calcium sulfonate and calcium magnesium sulfonate greases using a delay after addition of facilitating acid
Patent No. 10087388 

Inventor(s): J. Andrew Waynick (Lantana, TX), Joe L. Garza, Jr. (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593839 on 05/12/2017 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making an overbased calcium sulfonate or calcium magnesium sulfonate grease using one or more delay periods between the addition of at least a portion of a facilitating acid, such as DDBSA, and at least a portion of the next subsequently added ingredient. The delay period may be a temperature adjustment delay or a holding delay period. An overbased calcium sulfonate or calcium magnesium sulfonate grease composition comprises 0.5%-5% of a facilitating acid, allows for a reduced amount of overbased calcium sulfonate below 22%, and allows for a reduced amount of calcium hydroxyapatite to provide 10-25% of hydroxide equivalent basicity of the total hydroxide equivalent basicity due to calcium hydroxyapatite and added calcium hydroxide, while maintaining a high dropping point.

[C10M] LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS (well drilling compositions C09K 8/02); USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES EITHER ALONE OR AS LUBRICATING INGREDIENTS IN A LUBRICATING COMPOSITION (mould release, i.e. separating, agents for metals B22C 3/00, for plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 33/56, for glass C03B 40/02; textile lubricating compositions D06M 11/00, D06M 13/00, D06M 15/00; immersion oils for microscopy G02B 21/33) [4]


Composition and method of manufacturing calcium magnesium sulfonate greases without a conventional non-aqueous converting agent
Patent No. 10087391 

Inventor(s): J. Andrew Waynick (Lantana, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593912 on 05/12/2017 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: An overbased calcium magnesium sulfonate grease composition and method of making such grease without using any conventional non-aqueous converting agents, such as hexylene glycol, as a pre-conversion ingredient. The addition of magnesium sulfonate as an ingredient prior to conversion appears to act as a new, non-conventional converting agent, resulting in greases with improved thickener yield and excellent dropping point.

[C10M] LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS (well drilling compositions C09K 8/02); USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES EITHER ALONE OR AS LUBRICATING INGREDIENTS IN A LUBRICATING COMPOSITION (mould release, i.e. separating, agents for metals B22C 3/00, for plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 33/56, for glass C03B 40/02; textile lubricating compositions D06M 11/00, D06M 13/00, D06M 15/00; immersion oils for microscopy G02B 21/33) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Sheltered blanket system
Patent No. 10087650 

Inventor(s): Ron Hobbs (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591843 on 05/10/2017 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a blanket having a top surface; a plurality of attachment devices secured to the top surface; and a storage device secured to the top surface. The system further includes a collapsible shelter configured to fold and fit within the storage device, the collapsible shelter forming an inner cavity and having a bottom surface; and a plurality of fasteners secured to the bottom surface of the collapsible shelter. The plurality of fasteners are spaced apart from each other and configured to removably engage with the plurality of attachment devices.

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


Tubing assembly with a temporary seal
Patent No. 10087710 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14910458 on 10/23/2013 (1805 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tubing assembly can include a pressure holding barrier with an opening between a first and a second area of the pressure holding barrier. The opening can define a passageway. A deformable stop can be positioned within the passageway that restricts fluid flow through the passageway. The deformable stop can be responsive to an application of pressure from the first area of the pressure holding barrier above a pre-set threshold by deforming. The deformable stop, when deformed, can restrict fluid flow from the first area of the pressure holding barrier to a second area of the pressure holding barrier.

[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]


Multilateral junction with mechanical stiffeners
Patent No. 10087718 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14758381 on 07/16/2014 (1539 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example multi-bore junction assembly includes a connector body having an upper end and a lower end, the lower end providing a main bore leg receptacle and a lateral bore leg receptacle. A main bore leg is coupled to the main bore leg receptacle and extending longitudinally therefrom, and a lateral bore leg coupled to the lateral bore leg receptacle and extending longitudinally therefrom, wherein the main and lateral bore legs are round, tubular structures. At least one mechanical stiffener extends longitudinally between the connector body and a D-round connector arranged on one of the main and lateral bore legs.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Preventing deformation of frame on a reciprocating compressor
Patent No. 10087921 

Inventor(s): Robert Lee Herrera (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): GE Oil Gas Compression Systems, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Paul Frank + Collins P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15007284 on 01/27/2016 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stability mechanism that can reduce deformation of a frame of a compressor. The stability mechanism can have a support member with an x-shaped configuration having a pair of peripheral members and diagonal components disposed therebetween. In use, the support member can work in combination with elongated ”tie bars” to prevent deformation of the frame that may result from installation and/or use of the compressor.

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


Bearing system for reciprocating pump and method of assembly
Patent No. 10087992 

Inventor(s): Benjamin D. Engstrom (Fort Worth, TX), Chandu Kumar (Fort Worth, TX), Donald Keith Plemons (Fort Worth, TX), Edward C. Kotapish (Willow Park, TX), Jacob A. Bayyouk (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14808581 on 07/24/2015 (1166 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power end frame assembly for a reciprocating pump that includes a first and second end plate segment each including annular bearing support surfaces configured to support a crankshaft bearing assembly. At least one middle plate segment is disposed between the first and second end plate segments and includes an annular bearing support surface configured to support a crankshaft bearing assembly. The annular bearing support surfaces of the first and second end plate segments and the at least one middle plate segment each have a diameter and are coaxially aligned. The diameter of at least one of the first and second end plate segments is different from the diameter of the at least one middle plate segment to facilitate insertion and removal of the crankshaft bearing assembly from the power end frame assembly.

[F16C] SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS [5]


Bonded slickline and methods of use
Patent No. 10088014 

Inventor(s): David Larimore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14347333 on 03/06/2013 (2036 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an improved tension member or slickline used in wellbore intervention operations. One exemplary tension member includes a first portion comprising a metallic material and having a distal end, a second portion comprising a non-metallic material and having a proximal end, and a joint coupling the proximal end of the second portion to the distal end of the first portion.

[F16G] BELTS, CABLES, OR ROPES, PREDOMINANTLY USED FOR DRIVING PURPOSES; CHAINS; FITTINGS PREDOMINANTLY USED THEREFOR


In-line servicable shutoff valve with excess flow
Patent No. 10088054 

Inventor(s): Juan M. Diaz (Melissa, TX), Nadim Ahmed (McKinney, TX), Roy R. Pelfrey (Sherman, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15144201 on 05/02/2016 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: An in-line serviceable cutoff valve with excess flow capability includes a valve body and a separable cover. Internal valve components are accessible for service or replacement when the separable cover is removed from the valve body. The internal valve components may optionally be attached to the separable cover so that the separable cover and the internal valve components may be removed as a single assembly.

[F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING


Extension device for closure mechanism
Patent No. 10088071 

Inventor(s): Adam Civilla (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): KNOB WHERE YOU NEED IT, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15425814 on 02/06/2017 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: An extension device for remotely opening and closing a valve from a user knob is described. The device includes a flexible connector that allows the user knob to be positioned in various places relative the valve. One use for the disclosed device is with a gas grill, wherein the gas tank is placed in a position that is not easily accessible or is difficult for some persons to access. The extension device may be mounted in various positions on or near the grill allowing the user to open and close the gas tank”s valve before and after use of the grill.

[F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING


Tactical flashlight with dual emitters and tail cap control
Patent No. 10088138 

Inventor(s): Aaron Paul Shoulders (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Bayco Products, Inc. (Wylie, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15377440 on 12/13/2016 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tactical carry flash light includes a dual independent switch assembly for independently controlling first and second light emitters. The switch assembly is mounted in a tail cap of the flash light housing to provide operation of all modes by the user”s thumb or finger. The housing encloses a battery pack that includes conductive elements, enclosed within an insulating sleeve, that enable the independent control of the first and second light emitters.

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


Oven using structured air
Patent No. 10088172 

Inventor(s): Lee Thomas VanLanen (McKinney, TX), Philip R. McKee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Alto-Shaam, Inc. (Menomonee Falls, WI)
Law Firm: Boyle Fredrickson S.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15224319 on 07/29/2016 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A jet plate for directing a flow of air into a cooking cavity of an oven may comprise a body configured to be disposed along a top wall or a bottom wall of the cooking cavity, and one or more structured air inlets that are openings through the body. Each of the structured air inlets comprises holes and slots that are alternatingly arranged and serially connected. The structured air inlets enable air to be introduced into the cooking cavity in a structured formation to improve cooking speed and cooking efficiency. In addition, structured air inlets in a jet plate may be configured in various manners to address unevenness in the distribution of air flow within the cooking cavity.

[F24C] OTHER DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (radiator stoves of the fluid-circulating type F24H)


Low-profile multi-zone oven
Patent No. 10088173 

Inventor(s): Lee Thomas VanLanen (McKinney, TX), Philip R. McKee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Alto-Shaam, Inc. (Menomonee Falls, WI)
Law Firm: Boyle Fredrickson S.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15426620 on 02/07/2017 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-zone, proximate-air oven using air delivered from the shelves provides a compact height through the use of low profile shelves. Intercavity heat leakage is managed by active insulation techniques making use of the oven feedback temperature control and controlled cavity loading.

[F24C] OTHER DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (radiator stoves of the fluid-circulating type F24H)


Induction displacement unit
Patent No. 10088179 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Graham (Grand Prairie, TX), Joachim Hirsch (Colleyville, TX), Meghna Parikh (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): AIR DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14211179 on 03/14/2014 (1663 days app to issue)

Abstract: An induction displacement unit comprising an induction plenum comprising a plurality of first nozzles communicating with a first discharge plenum and a plurality of second nozzles communicating with a second discharge plenum, a return air plenum, a heating coil disposed between the return air plenum and the first discharge plenum, a cooling coil disposed between the return air plenum and the second discharge plenum, the induction plenum vertically disposed between the heating coil and the cooling coil, the heating coil disposed in an upper portion of the unit, the first discharge plenum disposed to induce a substantially vertical discharge, and the second discharge plenum disposed to induce a substantially horizontal discharge.

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


Rotatable wall-mounted thermostat having a leveling feature
Patent No. 10088188 

Inventor(s): Stephen J. Vendt (Lewisville, TX), Steve Lazar (San Antonio, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14974065 on 12/18/2015 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an electronic thermostat for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that includes an electronic level feature and leveling register that allow the thermostat housing to be rotated about a mounting wall plate to place the thermostat housing in a leveled position. In one aspect, the thermostat includes at least one accelerometer. Other systems and methods are disclosed.

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


Light-emitting device with remote scattering element and total internal reflection extractor element
Patent No. 10088618 

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: 15076588 on 03/21/2016 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variety of light-emitting devices are disclosed that are configured to output light provided by a light-emitting element (LEE). In general, embodiments of the light-emitting devices feature a light-emitting element, a scattering element that is spaced apart from the light-emitting element and an extractor element coupled to the scattering element, where the extractor element includes, at least in part, a total internal reflection 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]


 

P H Y S I C S

Caliper tool with constant current drive
Patent No. 10087740 

Inventor(s): Marvin Beckman (Mineral Wells, TX), Thientu Ho (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): PROBE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15140624 on 04/28/2016 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool for evaluating the internal surfaces of tubular is provided, wherein one or more arms extend outwardly from the tool into contact with an inner wall of the tubular, and changes in the dimensions or condition of the inner wall result in changes in the position of the ends of the arms relative to the tool. This motion is converted, through an electromagnetic transducer, into an electrical signal, the amplitude of which falls is maintained as the temperature of the tool changes. In one aspect, the transducer includes a coil and a moveable metal or magnetic element. The coil is powered by a constant current source, and variations in the resistance of the electrical components of the transducer resultingly do not cause fall off of the output signal amplitude.

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


Navigation systems and vehicles for predicting routes
Patent No. 10088316 

Inventor(s): Hiro Yamaguchi (Mission Viejo, CA), Mohammad Effendi Dufford (Los Angeles, CA), Takehito Yokoo (Aliso Viejo, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13687358 on 11/28/2012 (2134 days app to issue)

Abstract: Navigation systems and vehicles for predicting routes are provided. A navigation system includes one or more processors, a satellite antenna, one or more memory modules, which stores one or more previous location, a segment list, and machine readable instructions. The satellite antenna receives a first signal from one or more global positioning system satellites. When executed by the one or more processors, the machine readable instructions cause the navigation system to transform the first signal into a first location of the navigation system, access the one or more previous locations stored in the one or more memory modules, automatically determine that a turn has occurred based on the first location and the one or more previous locations, store a segment in the segment list after it is determined that the turn has occurred, and predict a route based on the segment list.

[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)


Optical article comprising an antireflective coating with a very low reflection in the visible and ultraviolet regions
Patent No. 10088602 

Inventor(s): Ilya Bolshakov (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL Charenton-le-Pont (, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15308871 on 05/05/2014 (1611 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to an ophthalmic lens comprising a transparent substrate with a front main face and with a rear main face, at least one of the main faces being coated with a multilayered antireflective coating comprising a stack of at least one high refractive index layer (HI) having a refractive index higher than or equal to 1.55 and at least one low refractive index layer (LI) having a refractive index lower than 1.55, characterized in that: said at least one high refractive index layer (HI) is in direct contact with said at least one low refractive index layer (LI) forming a bilayer, said bilayer has a physical thickness lower than or equal to 60 nm, said bilayer is, in the direction moving away from said transparent substrate, in second to last place in said multilayered antireflective coating, said multilayered antireflective coating has a mean reflection factor Ruv between 280 nm and 380 nm, lower than 5% for an angle of incidence in the range from 20 to 50.

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


Panel with reduced glare
Patent No. 10088616 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Lingjie Jay Guo (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14491519 on 09/19/2014 (1474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wire-grip polarizer (”WGP”), and a panel having said WGP is provided. The WGP is mounted on an absorption layer. The absorption layer is mounted on a substrate. The substrate is brightly colored. The WGP includes a plurality of gratings formed of a metallic element. Each of the gratings is spaced apart from the other so as to form a waveguide. The WGP is configured to transmit S-Polarized light and reflect P-polarized light. The A thin film layer may be disposed on each of the metallic gratings. The thin film layer is configured to generate a resonance so as to modify the reflectivity of P-polarized light so as to reduce veiling glare and maintain the brightness of the substrate.

[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]


Optical port-shuffling module
Patent No. 10088634 

Inventor(s): Terrel L Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15520847 on 10/23/2014 (1440 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes an optical port-shuffling module. The module includes a plurality of inputs to receive a respective plurality of optical signals. The module also includes a plurality of outputs to provide the respective plurality of optical signals from the optical port-shuffling module. The module further includes a plurality of total-internal-reflection (TIR) mirrors arranged in optical paths of at least a portion of the plurality of optical signals to reflect the at least a portion of the plurality of optical signals to at least a portion of the plurality of outputs to shuffle the plurality of optical signals between the plurality of inputs and the plurality of outputs.

[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]


Highly granular voltage regulator
Patent No. 10088857 

Inventor(s): Weibiao Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715381 on 09/26/2017 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: A highly granular voltage regulator is disclosed. The voltage regulator circuit includes first and second current mirror circuits coupled to first and second control circuits, respectively. The voltage regulator circuit further includes an amplifier having an inverting input and a non-inverting input. The first current mirror circuit is coupled to the non-inverting input, whereas the second current mirror circuit is coupled to the inverting input. The first control circuit is operable to control a current provided by the first current mirror circuit, while the second control circuit is operable to control a current provided by the second current mirror circuit.

[G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5]


Method and apparatus for SSD storage access
Patent No. 10089017 

Inventor(s): Kui Lin (Redwood City, CA), Yiren Huang (San Jose, CA), Yong Wang (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13477924 on 05/22/2012 (2324 days app to issue)

Abstract: A media management system including an application layer, a system layer, and a solid state drive (SSD) storage layer. The application layer includes a media data analytics application configured to assign a classification code to a data file. The system layer is in communication with the application layer. The system layer includes a file system configured to issue a write command to a SSD controller. The write command includes the classification code of the data file. The SSD storage layer includes the SSD controller and erasable blocks. The SSD controller is configured to write the data file to one of the erasable blocks based on the classification code of the data file in the write command. In an embodiment, the SSD controller is configured to write the data file to one of the erasable blocks storing other data files also having the classification code.

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


Storage operation interrupt
Patent No. 10089021 

Inventor(s): Hairong Sun (Superior, CO), James Peterson (San Jose, CA), Jea Hyun (Los Altos, CA), John Strasser (Kaysville, UT), Kapil Verma (San Jose, CA), Long Pham (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15933365 on 03/22/2018 (194 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for interrupting storage operations. An integrated circuit chip comprising non-volatile memory, the integrated circuit chip configured to, determine a number of portions into which a storage operation is to be split; pause execution of the storage operation from within the integrated circuit chip according to the determined number of portions; execute one or more other storage operations on the integrated circuit chip while the storage operation is paused, each of the one or more other storage operations having a shorter duration than the storage operation; and continue the paused storage operation in response to a trigger.

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


Versioning for configurations of reusable artifacts
Patent No. 10089085 

Inventor(s): Troy R. Dugger (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15334016 on 10/25/2016 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: From a present version of a first artifact which is mutable, an artifact baseline corresponding to the present version of the first artifact can be created. Responsive to creating the artifact baseline, the present version of the first artifact can be made immutable. Present versions of children artifacts of the present version of the first artifact which are mutable also can be made immutable. Responsive to identifying a change to the present version of the first artifact, a new version of the first artifact can be automatically created, wherein the new version of the first artifact is mutable.

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


Methods and apparatus to detect uninstallation of an on-device meter
Patent No. 10089158 

Inventor(s): Cary Pillers (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15216797 on 07/22/2016 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to detect uninstallation of an on-device meter are disclosed. An example method includes detecting, at a second process on a mobile device, a first notification that an on-device meter process is to be uninstalled, the first notification broadcast within the mobile device in response to a user instruction to uninstall the on-device meter process. The on-device meter process is to monitor usage of the mobile device. The first notification is not communicated external to the mobile device. In response to the identification of the first notification, monitoring information stored by the on-device meter process is transmitted to a remote data collector. The monitoring information not transmitted to the remote data collector by the on-device meter process. An uninstallation notification is transmitted to the remote data collector, and includes an identifier to identify at least one of the mobile device or a user of the mobile device.

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


Systems and methods for immediate physical erasure of data stored in a memory system in response to a user command
Patent No. 10089226 

Inventor(s): Gabi Brontvein (Rishon le-Tziyion, , IL), Konstantin Stelmakh (Netanya, , IL), Long Cuu Pham (San Ramon, CA), Menahem Lasser (Kochav Yair, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15480996 on 04/06/2017 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for immediate physical erasure of data in a memory system in response to a user command are disclosed. In one implementation, a memory system includes a non-volatile memory and a controller in communication with the non-volatile memory. The controller comprises a processor that is configured to receive from a host in communication with the memory system, a destruct command that indicates a user request to make the memory system inoperable. The processor is further configured to perform one or more operations to render the memory system inoperable in response to the destruct command received from the host.

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


Transforming a website for dynamic web content management
Patent No. 10089284 

Inventor(s): Michael E. Vince (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Fabian VanCott (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14021753 on 09/09/2013 (1849 days app to issue)

Abstract: Transforming a website for dynamic web content management includes identifying aspects of a static website that are to be under dynamic web content management, organizing the aspects of the static website in preparation for storing the aspects, and storing the aspects of the static website with a specific identifier.

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


Home medical device systems and methods for therapy prescription and tracking, servicing and inventory
Patent No. 10089443 

Inventor(s): Duston Mounts (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A. (Glattpark (Opfikon), , CH), BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (Deerfield, IL)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13828900 on 03/14/2013 (2028 days app to issue)

Abstract: A home medical device system includes a plurality of home therapy machines that perform a home therapy on a patient; a connectivity server; a system hub coupled to the home therapy machines through the connectivity server; a web portal configured to access the system hub; a plurality of clinics connected to the system hub via the web portal; and a website accessible via the web portal, the website including a patient portion available to patients using the plurality of home therapy machines, the website further including a clinician portion that enables the clinics to manage the home therapy machines.

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


Access control governance using mapped vector spaces
Patent No. 10089480 

Inventor(s): Chad Renfro (Waxahachie, TX), Daniel Shnowske (Carrollton, TX), Sean Catlett (Dallas, TX), Sean Wang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): FMR LLC (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15673328 on 08/09/2017 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for enterprise access control governance in a computerized information technology (IT) architecture. A server generates a first vector space, each node in the first space representing a user of resources in the IT architecture and including attributes of the user. The server generates a second vector space, each node in the second space representing an entitlement to access resources in the IT architecture and including attributes of the entitlement. The server creates an entitlement utility matrix by mapping nodes in the first space to nodes in the second space. The server determines a set of recommended entitlements for a plurality of users based upon the utility matrix. The server determines a discrepancy between the set of recommended entitlements for a first user and a set of existing entitlements for the first user and adjusts the set of existing entitlements based upon the discrepancy.

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


Enforcement mitigations for a protected file
Patent No. 10089482 

Inventor(s): Christopher Burchett (Lewisville, TX), James Michael Burke (Frisco, TX), Warren Wade Robbins (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): DELL PRODUCTS LP (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: North Weber Haugh LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14975474 on 12/18/2015 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide the ability to enforce access methods on data based upon a policy or policies identified within the metadata of a file. The data is self-protected by including or being wrapped with one or more policy/rule identifiers that act as a form of body armor to the data when in transit or in different situations. In embodiments, access is only granted upon successful authentication and compliance with the identified policy or policies. In embodiments, depending upon the conditions and policies, varying level access may be granted. In embodiments, depending upon the conditions and policies, the system may take one or more mitigations or remedial access levels, such as containerizing, sandboxing, granting limited access, or erasing the data.

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


Cross-domain multi-attribute hashed and weighted dynamic process prioritization
Patent No. 10089590 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Lee Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15289067 on 10/07/2016 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: In response to receipt of a process-level input request that is subject to business-level requirements, multiple sets of attributes are identified. The sets of attributes are each from one of multiple informational domains that represent processing factors associated with at least the process-level input request, contemporaneous infrastructure processing capabilities, and historical process performance of similar processes. The multiple sets of attributes from the multiple informational domains are hashed as a vector into an initial process prioritization. The attributes of the hashed vector of the multiple sets of attributes from the multiple informational domains are weighted in the initial process prioritization into a hashed-weighted resulting process prioritization. The process-level input request is assigned to a process category based upon the hashed-weighted resulting process prioritization.

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


Methods and apparatus for monitoring and control of electronic devices
Patent No. 10089598 

Inventor(s): Paul I. Reeder (Greenville, TX)
Assignee(s): Spireon, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Luedeka Neely Group, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14692598 on 04/21/2015 (1260 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various aspects of the present invention relate generally to telemetry methods and systems and more particularly, to telemetry network connectivity systems, devices and methods. In some embodiments, an inventory management system may be configured to provide machine-to-machine network connectivity. The inventory management system may be used in conjunction with a location device configured to transmit a vehicle identification number (VIN) and a device identifier of the location device. In some embodiments, the inventory management system may be configured to: (1) track whether the location device is located within a predetermined perimeter; (2) provide current inventory and ownership status associated the location device; and/or (3) place the location device in a sleep and/or passive state with periodic check-ins.

[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 transmitting prioritized messages to employees
Patent No. 10089605 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Tripathi (Bangalore, , IN), Avinash Sharma (Bangalore, , IN), Koustuv Dasgupta (Bangalore, , IN), Nischal Murthy Piratla (Fremont, CA), Raghav Goyal (Agra, , IN)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Robb, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14736649 on 06/11/2015 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for transmitting a first electronic message to an employee. The method further includes generating a first data structure based on one or more first parameters of one or more electronic messages, one or more demographic attributes associated with the employee and one or more second parameters representative of one or more feedbacks provided by the employee on each of the one or more electronic messages other than the first electronic message. The method further includes determining a priority of the first electronic message, wherein the determination of the priority comprises predicting the one or more second parameters associated with the employee for the first electronic message based on the one or more second data structures. The method further includes transmitting the first electronic message to the employee based on the determined priority of the first electronic message.

[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 interpretable user behavior profiling in off-street parking
Patent No. 10089640 

Inventor(s): Boris Chidlovskii (Meylan, , FR), Cesar Roberto de Souza (Grenoble, , FR), Frederic Roulland (Le Versoud, , FR), Luis Rafael Ulloa Paredes (Meylan, , FR)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ortiz Lopez, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14632207 on 02/26/2015 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for interpretable user behavior profiling in off-street parking applications. To render user profiles easy to interpret by decision makers, the semi-automatic discovery and tagging of user profiles can be implemented. Transaction data from one or more (and geographically close) off-street parking installations can be implemented. An analysis of spatio-temporal behavioral patterns can be implemented based on representation of any parking episode by a set of heterogeneous features, the use of clustering methods for automatic pattern discovery, an assessment of obtained clusters, semi-automatic identification/tagging of space-temporal patterns, and a user-friendly interpretation of obtained patterns.

[G07B] TICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; TAXIMETERS; ARRANGEMENTS OR APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING FARES, TOLLS OR ENTRANCE FEES AT ONE OR MORE CONTROL POINTS; FRANKING APPARATUS


Listener survey tool with time stamping
Patent No. 10089643 

Inventor(s): William Richards (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14707405 on 05/08/2015 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: Clients can develop surveys on a client machine, and send a hosting server details about the survey that will be provided to a survey participant. The survey details can include information identifying a media item to be streamed to the survey participant as part of the survey, survey questions, and timing related to the survey questions. The hosting server can determine a length of time between a time when a survey participant begins viewing the media item, or when some other action is performed, and a time when survey questions are answered. The survey participant can be ranked based on the time difference. The time at which survey questions are displayed, and which questions are displayed, can be tied to how much of a media item the survey participant has viewed.

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


System and method for analyzing a powertrain configuration
Patent No. 10089670 

Inventor(s): Todd Wickstrum (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14997325 on 01/15/2016 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: A powertrain optimization device and method that compares a predicted performance of customer-selected vehicle components to a customer-selected optimization goal. The optimization goal is used to determine dynamic performance thresholds. The method compares gradability at cruise, gradability at peak torque, engine speed, and startability to the dynamic thresholds to determine whether the vehicle performance will be satisfactory. The customer selections of vehicle components, selections of optimization goals, and any acknowledgements of failed performance checks are stored for later use.

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


System and method for burst programming directly to MLC memory
Patent No. 10090044 

Inventor(s): Alon Eyal (Zichron Yaacov, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Stella Achtenberg (Netanya, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15215862 on 07/21/2016 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system can program data in different modes, such as normal mode programming and burst mode programming. Burst mode programming programs data into the memory device faster than normal mode programming. MLC Blocks for burst mode programming are selected based on one or more criteria, such as block age, block programming speed, or the like. Further, one or more burst mode TRIM settings, which include one or more of a program voltage TRIM setting, a step-up voltage TRIM setting, skip verify level, and a program pulse width, are used to program the blocks selected for burst mode programming. In this regard, burst mode programming is performed more quickly than normal mode programming.

[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)


Dynamic strobe timing
Patent No. 10090057 

Inventor(s): Amul Desai (Milpitas, CA), Khanh Nguyen (San Leandro, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15440940 on 02/23/2017 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamic strobe timing. A controller is configured to generate a strobe signal to facilitate data transfer. A controller is configured to receive a feedback signal in response to initiation of a strobe signal. A controller is configured to control a duration of a strobe signal based on a feedback signal.

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


Method and apparatus for model-driven, affinity-based, network functions
Patent No. 10091058 

Inventor(s): John Strassner (North Barrington, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14537546 on 11/10/2014 (1422 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach to affinity-based network configuration is disclosed. In one approach, an apparatus for configuring a network based on affinity is described. The apparatus includes a set of business rules describing the order of importance of a plurality applications, an affinity analysis module that receives the set of business rules and a plurality of application requests and detects affinities between the application requests and an infrastructure of the network based on the set of business rules, an affinity computation module coupled to the affinity analysis module that determines a new network configuration based on the detected affinities, and a network management module that configures the network based on the new network configuration.

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


Multi-controller control traffic balancing in software defined networks
Patent No. 10091093 

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: 15199387 on 06/30/2016 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining a number and placement of multiple controllers in a software defined network (SDN) such that each controller controls a different set of software controlled switches in the SDN and finding optimal forwarding paths for control traffic between the switches and controllers to minimize delay of control traffic over the software defined network.

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


Implicit crowdsourcing for untracked correction or verification of categorization information
Patent No. 10091224 

Inventor(s): Craig Philip Olinsky (Paderborn, , DE)
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14929270 on 10/31/2015 (1067 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to updating categorization of online content. An analytics engine implemented at least partially in hardware can receive an engagement indicator across a network interface; identify a type of the engagement indicator, the type of the engagement indicator comprising one of a positive engagement indicator or a negative engagement indicator; and update the reputation data stored in memory based on the type of the engagement indicator. A safe harbor time window is described during with user activity with online content is not reported to system administrators.

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


Systems and methods of network security and threat management
Patent No. 10091229 

Inventor(s): Michael Roy Stute (Plano, TX), Scott S. Paly (Asheville, NC)
Assignee(s): Masergy Communications, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12351645 on 01/09/2009 (3553 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides systems and methods of network security and threat management. An exemplary system includes detection and prevention modules (DPM) designed specifically to collect and transmit suspicious binary network packet data. The collected network packets are sent to a behavioral correlation module to perform automatic behavioral correlation: (1) within each DPM, (2) across all DPMs installed on a network, and (3) across all DPMs installed on all networks. The results of the behavioral correlation are sent to a security dashboard module (SDM), which generally acts as a fully integrated Security Event Management system and collects, correlates, and prioritizes global network alerts, local network alerts, posted vendor alerts, and detected network vulnerabilities with enterprise assets. The SDM could display the results in a user-friendly graphical user interface and has the ability to perform geographic mapping of externally generated threats.

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


Personal information management context links
Patent No. 10091837 

Inventor(s): Niranjan (Garland, TX), Thirumalarao Voonna (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Jefferson IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14070826 on 11/04/2013 (1793 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing information in a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes selecting a first object to be linked, selecting a second object for linking with the first object, and linking the first object with the second object. By linking two objects, a user is better able to determine the context in which one or both object are known, thus improving usability of the information. Moreover, a descriptive tag may be used to link the two objects, thus providing additional information by which to associate one object with another object.

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


 

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Multi-stage decoder
Patent No. 10089177 

Inventor(s): Alexander Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL), Ran Zamir (Ramat Gan, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15061246 on 03/04/2016 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory die including a group of storage elements and one or more unallocated redundant columns. A number of the unallocated redundant columns is based on a number of one or more bad columns of the memory die. The apparatus further includes a controller coupled to the memory. The controller is configured to receive data and redundancy information associated with the data from the memory. The data includes a first bit, and the redundancy information includes a second bit. The redundancy information is sensed from the one or more unallocated redundant columns and has a size that is based on the number of one or more bad columns. The controller is further configured to determine a value of the first bit based on one or more parity check conditions associated with the second bit.

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


Semiconductor device with high thermal conductivity substrate and process for making the same
Patent No. 10090172 

Inventor(s): Cathy Lee (Plano, TX), Edward A. Beam, III (Plano, TX), Jinqiao Xie (Allen, TX), Xing Gu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15251813 on 08/30/2016 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process of forming a semiconductor device with a high thermal conductivity substrate. According to an exemplary process, a semiconductor precursor including a substrate structure, a buffer structure over the substrate structure, and a channel structure over the buffer structure is provided. The channel structure has a first channel surface and a second channel surface, which is opposite the first channel surface, adjacent to the buffer structure, and has a first polarity. Next, a high thermal conductivity substrate with a thermal conductivity greater than 400 W/mK is formed over the first channel surface. A heat sink carrier is then provided over the high thermal conductivity substrate. Next, the substrate structure and the buffer structure are removed to provide a thermally enhanced semiconductor device with an exposed surface, which has the first polarity.

[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]


Wall grommet for power connection
Patent No. 10090658 

Inventor(s): Peter M. Schneider (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): The Wiremold Company (West Hartford, CT)
Law Firm: McCormick, Paulding Huber LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14180930 on 02/14/2014 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a wall grommet, which can be installed through the surfaces of walls to route wiring in the walls” interior spaces. In particular, the wall grommet is configured for running power cords inside walls and presenting the electrical connectors of a power cord in a manner such that power cords are hidden from view. The grommet may comprise a housing, which defines an interior space that is adapted to hold either the female connector or male connector of a power cord. The housing may be configured to enclose and secure the electrical connector of the power cord in the housing.

[H02G] INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES (insulated conductors or cables with arrangements for facilitating mounting or securing H01B 7/40; distribution points incorporating switches H02B; guiding telephone cords H04M 1/15; cable ducts or mountings for telephone or telegraph exchange installations H04Q 1/06)


System and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system
Patent No. 10090890 

Inventor(s): Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Yishen Sun (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14621017 on 02/12/2015 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system are provided. A method for multiple point transmission operation comprises modifying a configuration of a radio bearer for use in a multiple point transmission to a user equipment according to operating condition information of the user equipment, reconfiguring the radio bearer according to the modified configuration, and initiating a multiple point transmission to the user equipment using the reconfigured radio bearer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Frequency division multiple antenna distribution
Patent No. 10090893 

Inventor(s): Zhengxiang Ma (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15399323 on 01/05/2017 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A frequency division multiple antenna distribution includes dividing up a carrier signal between a number of frequencies to create a plurality of sub-carrier signals. Each of the sub-carrier signals is at a different frequency. Each sub-carrier signal is transmitted from a different antenna element of a sub-array of antenna elements to create a sub-array transmission pattern of sub-carrier signals. The sub-array transmission pattern is shifted through a plurality of sub-arrays of an antenna array for different sub-carriers.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-band combiner with PIM detection
Patent No. 10090938 

Inventor(s): Ray K. Butler (Allen, TX), Sammit A. Patel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Italy, S.r.l. (, , IT)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15526592 on 01/06/2015 (1365 days app to issue)

Abstract: For wireless cellular communications, a ”smart” multi-band combiner system has a multi-band combiner and a passive inter-modulation (PIM) detection sub-system. The multi-band combiner combines multiple transmit signals in different downlink frequency bands into a single, multi-band transmit signal for transmission from a cell tower antenna. The PIM detection sub-system characterizes the frequency components in the multi-band transmit signal to predict PIM products and determine if any predicted PIM products might interfere with any receive signals in any uplink frequency bands. If so, the PIM detection sub-system generates a signal indicating the presence of such predicted interfering PIM products, and the system installer and/or the network administrator can take remedial action to prevent the PIM products from interfering with user communications.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Selective directional mitigation of wireless signal interference
Patent No. 10090955 

Inventor(s): Ira L. Allen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Lee Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729332 on 10/10/2017 (357 days app to issue)

Abstract: A boundary of a wireless network is monitored for incoming wireless signals that may interfere with an ability of a first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network. For an incoming wireless signal determined to interfere with the ability of the first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network, a directional opposing outgoing wireless signal is emitted to counteract the incoming wireless signal and to stop the incoming wireless signal from further interfering with the ability of the first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-channel optical cross-phase modulation compensator
Patent No. 10090961 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Olga Vassilieva (Plano, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15373289 on 12/08/2016 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for multi-channel optical XPM compensation may include a DCM to improve performance of a feed-forward control loop in an optical path in an optical network. Additionally, various spectral overlap schemes may be used with multi-channel WDM optical signals using XPM compensators in parallel, such as at a ROADM node. Polarization diversity may also be supported for XPM compensation including a DCM.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Portable acoustical unit
Patent No. 10091021 

Inventor(s): Curtis Stephenson (McKinney, TX), David Vaught (Dallas, TX), Kristin Patterson (Dallas, TX), Nafiz Haider (Plano, TX), Ross Newman (Dallas, TX), Thomas Risley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606016 on 05/26/2017 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable acoustic unit is adapted for insertion into an electrical receptacle. The portable acoustic unit has an integrated microphone and a wireless network interface to an automation controller. The portable acoustic unit detects spoken voice commands from users in the vicinity of the electrical receptacle. The portable acoustic unit merely plugs into a conventional electrical outlet to provide an extremely simple means of voice control through a home or business.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Distributed authorization
Patent No. 10091191 

Inventor(s): Warren Wade Robbins (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15096456 on 04/12/2016 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for distributed authorization are described. In some embodiments, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the IHS to: receive a first authentication material from a first device; identify, based upon a policy stored in the IHS, a second device; and distribute a second authentication material to the second device.

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


Authentication and control of incoming communication
Patent No. 10091350 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690434 on 08/30/2017 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: An incoming communication processing system and method is disclosed for providing communication and data services to residents of a controlled facility. Specifically, the incoming communication processing system allows outside parties to initiate communications to residents of a controlled facility. The incoming communication processing system may work in conjunction with or separately from an outgoing communication processing system. Many restrictions and safeguards may be implemented within the incoming communication system in order to prevent improper use.

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


Identical conversation detection systems and processes
Patent No. 10091353 

Inventor(s): Kenneth H. Sinclair (Newton, MA)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14984508 on 12/30/2015 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are described relating to detection of audio of voice communications from different reference points containing an identical conversation or portion of a conversation. A method can use an analytics module operating on at least one processor. Call signatures of a plurality of audio of voice communications are received. An index loaded with the call signatures is created, where segments of the call signatures are associated with buckets of the index. A first subset of one or more of the buckets associated with a number of the segments that exceeds a threshold is identified. An identical conversation portion in two or more of the plurality of audio of voice communications is identified based on a second subset of one or more of the buckets, where the first subset of one or more of the buckets is disregarded.

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


Virtual voice response agent individually configured for a user
Patent No. 10091355 

Inventor(s): Christian E. Loza (Denton, TX), John S. Pannell (Keller, TX), Olivia G. Loza (Denton, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15048679 on 02/19/2016 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: A call can be received from a user. At least one input can be received from the user. Responsive to receiving the input(s) from the user, a user profile for the user can be identified or created. The user profile can indicate one or more speech traits of the user. A virtual intelligent voice response (VIVR) agent individually configured for the user can be identified or created. The VIVR agent can be configured to include, or identify, one or more VIVR agent features corresponding to the speech trait(s) of the user. The user can be interacted with on the call by generating synthesized speech using parameters specified by the VIVR agent feature(s) included in, or identified by, the VIVR agent individually configured for the user.

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


Managing voicemail systems
Patent No. 10091362 

Inventor(s): Joey Edwards (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15138558 on 04/26/2016 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable and executable instructions for managing a voicemail system are described herein. One method for managing a voicemail system includes receiving a call log from a voicemail box subscribed to a voicemail management system, identifying metadata associated with the call log from the voicemail box, identifying one or more criteria within the metadata based on a request for a report, and generating a report using the one or more criteria within the metadata associated with the call log from the voicemail box to manage the voicemail system.

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


Perceptual optimization for model-based video encoding
Patent No. 10091507 

Inventor(s): Myo Tun (McKinney, TX), Sangseok Park (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Euclid Discoveries, LLC (Concord, MA)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14845067 on 09/03/2015 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: Perceptual statistics may be used to compute importance maps that indicate which regions of a video frame are important to the human visual system. Importance maps may be applied to the video encoding process to enhance the quality of encoded bitstreams. The temporal contrast sensitivity function (TCSF) may be computed from the encoder”s motion vectors. Motion vector quality metrics may be used to construct a true motion vector map (TMVM) that can be used to refine the TCSF. Spatial complexity maps (SCMs) can be calculated from metrics such as block variance, block luminance, SSIM, and edge strength, and the SCMs can be combined with the TCSF to obtain a unified importance map. Importance maps may be used to improve encoding by modifying the criterion for selecting optimum encoding solutions or by modifying the quantization for each target block to be encoded.

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


Advanced screen content coding with improved palette table and index map coding methods
Patent No. 10091512 

Inventor(s): Haoping Yu (Carmel, IN), Meng Xu (Santa Clara, CA), Wei Wang (San Jose, CA), Xian Wang (Cupertino, CA), Zhan Ma (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14719064 on 05/21/2015 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is configured to perform a method for screen content encoding. The method includes deriving a palette table and a color index map based on a coding unit (CU). The method also includes encoding the palette table and encoding the color index map. The method further includes combining the encoded palette table and the encoded color index map for transmission to a receiver, where the palette table and index map are decoded to reconstruct a pixel block.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Set-top box, system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality environment
Patent No. 10091534 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824867 on 11/28/2017 (308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality environment are presented. In one embodiment, a vertical and horizontal array of set-top boxes is provided and each set-top box includes an identification corresponding to the room in which the set-top box is placed. Each set-top box includes a wireless transceiver that periodically transmits an identification beacon that is received by a proximate wireless-enabled interactive device. The proximate wireless-enabled interactive device, in turn, broadcasts data packets including an indication of the strength of set-top box identification signals received. The broadcasts are received by a server via an array of wireless routers. The location of the proximate wireless-enabled interactive device is determined based on the signal strength information in the data packets.

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


Angle of arrival (AOA) positioning method and system for positional finding and tracking objects using reduced attenuation RF technology
Patent No. 10091616 

Inventor(s): Truman Prevatt (Brooksville, FL)
Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Hostetler LLP (15 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15728424 on 10/09/2017 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for determining user equipment (UE) locations within a wireless network using reference signals of the wireless network are described. The disclosed systems and methods utilize a plurality of in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) samples generated from signals provided by receive channels associated with two or more antennas of the wireless system. Based on received reference signal parameters the reference signal within the signals from each receive channel among the receive channels is identified. Based on the identified reference signal from each receive channel, an angle of arrival between a baseline of the two or more antennas and incident energy from the UE to the two or more antennas is determined. That angle of arrival is then used to calculate the location of the UE. The angle of arrival may be a horizontal angle of arrival and/or a vertical angle of arrival.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for wireless network selection
Patent No. 10091718 

Inventor(s): Guowei Ouyang (Beijing, , CN), Weisheng Jin (Shanghai, , CN), Youyang Yu (Shanghai, , CN), Zhixian Xiang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14226415 on 03/26/2014 (1651 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for wireless network selection includes obtaining, by a user equipment (UE) from a visitor access network discovery and selection function (V-ANDSF) server, a visitor policy and creating a wireless local area network (WLAN) priority list in accordance with the visitor policy, a home policy, and a priority indicator. The method also includes selecting a WLAN from the priority list as a selected network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for transmitting a wake-up packet
Patent No. 10091728 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15261773 on 09/09/2016 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transmitting a wake-up packet includes generating a first preamble including a first length indication indicating a length of a payload for a first receiving device, generating a wake-up packet (WUP) for a second receiving device, generating a second preamble including a second length indication of a summation of lengths of the first preamble, the payload, and the WUP, and transmitting the second preamble, the first preamble, the payload, and the WUP.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for power control in wireless networks
Patent No. 10091735 

Inventor(s): Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Fan Wang (Shanghai, , CN), Xueli Ma (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14105804 on 12/13/2013 (1754 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provided for adjusting a transmission power level at a user equipment (UE). An embodiment method by a network includes sending, to the UE, a first indication for a transmission power level. The transmission power level is for a transmission from the UE to a base station. The method further includes sending a second indication for the transmission power to the base station. The UE receives the indication for the transmission power level, and applies the transmission power level on uplink from the UE to the base station. The UE is located between the base station and a radio node and transmits on uplink to the base station and the radio node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adjusting power of a control channel based on a characteristic of a message in the control channel
Patent No. 10091738 

Inventor(s): Mark A. Harris (Plano, TX), Yuqiang Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13962395 on 08/08/2013 (1881 days app to issue)

Abstract: An entity, such as a base station, in a wireless communications network performs power control of a control channel based on one or more characteristics of a message in the control channel. For example, the control channel can be a paging channel. The one or more characteristics include, as examples, the size and/or the type of message in the control channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adjusting power of a control channel based on a characteristic of a message in the control channel
Patent No. 10091739 

Inventor(s): Mark A. Harris (Plano, TX), Yuqiang Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13963026 on 08/09/2013 (1880 days app to issue)

Abstract: An entity, such as a base station, in a wireless communications network performs power control of a control channel based on one or more characteristics of a message in the control channel. For example, the control channel can be a paging channel. The one or more characteristics include, as examples, the size and/or the type of message in the control channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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