Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of March 12

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

Patents granted include:
• Futurewei Technologies' foldable mobile device
• IBM's cognitive geofencing
• Lockheed Martin's aircraft laser detector
• Uniloc's pedestrian traffic monitoring and analysis

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of March 12, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP  LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 10
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 9
SanDisk Technologies (Addison) 3
SanDisk Technologies (Plano) 3
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 3
Bell Helicopter Textron (Fort Worth) 2

UNASSIGNED 6


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell) 3
June Chul Roh (Allen) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

189 days
Method and system for optimizing a speed of at least one of a variable speed compressor and a variable speed circulation fan to improve latent capacity
Patent No. 10228152
Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)

4,600 days
Program guide graphical user interface systems and methods
Patent No. 10230917
Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Inventors: Brian Roberts (Frisco), Don Relyea (Dallas), Heath Stallings (Grapevine)


Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness Index

For additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Arginine-containing topical composition
Patent No. 10226418 

Inventor(s): Jerry T. Holubec (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Susie Q, LTD. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Dunlap Codding, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14275465 on 05/12/2014 (1765 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition for topical application to a mucosal body site contains a combination of L-arginine, niacin, and a cooling compound. In one embodiment the composition contains from about 2% to about 7% by weight of a nitric oxide releasing substance selected from the group consisting of L-arginine, L-arginine salts and L-arginine derivatives. The composition also contains from about 0.05% to about 0.5% by weight niacin, and from about 0.1% to about 1% by weight of at least one compound capable of providing a sensation of cooling to the body site of application.

[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)


Apparatus with unencapsulated reinforcement
Patent No. 10226617 

Inventor(s): James Finley (St. Anthony, MN), Jesse Geroy (Ham Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): NUVECTRA CORPORATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15714742 on 09/25/2017 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various examples, a therapy delivery element for at least partial implantation in a patient includes an elongate body. The elongate body includes a substantially tubular braided structure that extends from proximate a proximal end to proximate a distal end of the elongate body. A substantially tubular structure is coaxially disposed with respect to the braided structure. The tubular structure is attached to the braided structure proximate a distal braid end. At least a majority of the braided structure proximal from the distal braid end is unattached to the tubular structure.

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


Medical leads with segmented electrodes and methods of fabrication thereof
Patent No. 10226619 

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Crawford (Carrollton, TX), Jeffrey Mitchell (Little Elm, TX), John R. Gonzalez (Frisco, TX), Kevin Wilson (McKinney, TX), Raymond P. Bray (Dallas, TX), Ryan Sefkow (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15163012 on 05/24/2016 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a neurostimulation lead comprises: a lead body comprising a plurality of conductor wires; and a molded stimulation tip end comprising a plurality of segmented electrodes, hypotubes, and an annular frame structure: wherein (i) each segmented electrode of the plurality of segmented electrodes has an inner surface, an outer surface, and step-down region embedded within polymer material of the molded stimulation tip end, (ii) each respective hypotube is directly welded to the inner surface of a corresponding segmented electrode of the plurality of segmented electrodes.

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


Anchor elements, medical devices including one or more anchor elements and related assemblies and methods
Patent No. 10226620 

Inventor(s): James Shoemake (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Custom Medical Applications, Inc. (Johnstown, NY)
Law Firm: TraskBritt (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15039027 on 11/25/2014 (1568 days app to issue)

Abstract: Anchor elements include at least one protrusion configured to extend transversely from a longitudinal axis of the anchor element when the anchor element is in a deployed state. Anchor element assemblies and medical device assemblies may include such anchor elements. Methods of anchoring a medical device within a subject include securing at least a portion of the medical device within a lumen of at least one anchor element and deploying at least one protrusion of the at least one anchor element.

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


Stovetop fire suppressor with thermal glass bulb actuation and method
Patent No. 10226652 

Inventor(s): Donald W Murray (Arlington, TX), Richard M Anthony (River Oaks, TX)
Assignee(s): WILLIAMS RDM INC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Morani Patent Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15469488 on 03/25/2017 (717 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic stovetop fire suppressor using a compressed spring to lower a bottom lid upon thermal glass bulb fracture is provided herein. A plastic lid seals on the bottom of a can and forms a closed container. The closed container is filled with a fire suppressing agent. A compressed spring extends when a thermal glass bulb fractures. The extending spring lowers the bottom lid to open the closed container. Fire suppressing agent flows out of the radial opening, suppressing a stovetop fire with minimal or no splashing of cooking oil. A center post is secured to a top wall of the container. A ledge, or bottom support, secured to the container catches the bottom lid to limit the radial opening height. A gradual release of a fire suppressing agent in a desired distribution pattern and method of gradual and spatial agent release can be provided with a cone-shaped bottom lid.

[A62C] FIRE-FIGHTING (fire-extinguishing compositions, use of chemical substances in extinguishing fires A62D 1/00; spraying, applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; fire-fighting aircraft B64D 1/16; alarm arrangements G08B, e.g. fire alarms actuated by smoke or gases G08B 17/10)


Bait container insert, bait bucket divider
Patent No. 10226034 

Inventor(s): Kyle Justin Rucker (Mineral Wells, TX), Philip Wayne Newkirk (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15224515 on 07/30/2016 (955 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that is inserted within a bait container or typical five (5) gallon bucket to subdivide said container or bucket into two (2) compartments. Additionally, the insert will allow water to flow through it and provide any bait oxygenated water in the newly created compartments from one (1) oxygen source (aerator).

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


Wireless pressure measurement and monitoring for shunts
Patent No. 10226193 

Inventor(s): Brad Jacobsen (Erie, CO)
Assignee(s): Medtronic PS Medical, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Harness Dickey (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14673972 on 03/31/2015 (1442 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system that includes pressure sensors to assist in monitoring pressure at a selected location. Pressure sensors may be applied to or incorporated into catheters and/or shunts positioned within a patient. A monitoring system may then receive signals from the pressure sensors to monitor pressure at the location over time.

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


Dynamic locking device
Patent No. 10226260 

Inventor(s): Martin Masson (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic Xomed, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL)
Law Firm: Harness Dickey (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15383817 on 12/19/2016 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical instrument including a tool, a handpiece, and a locking member. The handpiece includes both a coupling member configured to cooperate with the tool, and a driver for rotating the tool. The locking member is movable from an unlocked position to a locked position in response to centrifugal force generated during rotation of the locking member. The locking member is configured to secure the tool to the handpiece when in the locked position.

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


Systems and methods for deployment damping in intraocular lens deployment
Patent No. 10226328 

Inventor(s): Asif Fayyaz (Euless, TX), Jian Liu (Arlington, TX), Sudarshan B. Singh (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Lichtstrasse, Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15239576 on 08/17/2016 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: Intraocular lens (IOL) insertion apparatus and methods of use are provided and described herein. An example IOL insertion apparatus may include a handpiece body having a distal tip, a deployment chamber having an opening at a distal end of the handpiece body, and a deployment system disposed within the handpiece body. The deployment system can include a deployment carriage movable between proximal and distal positions within the handpiece body and a deployment plunger with a proximal end secured to the deployment carriage and a distal end to engage a folded IOL. The insertion apparatus may further include a damping feature protruding from a wall of the deployment chamber or a portion of the deployment system. The first damping feature may be positioned and arranged to increase a resistance to movement of the deployment system along a portion of a path traveled thereby between the proximal and distal positions.

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


 

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

style=”font-size: 18pt;”> Demolition hammer with wear plate system having debris channels
Patent No. 10226858 

Inventor(s): Dimitar Dostinov (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Caterpillar Inc. (Deerfield, IL)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, LTD. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14628920 on 02/23/2015 (1478 days app to issue)

Abstract: A demolition hammer includes a housing defining an interior cavity, a power cell having a front head, and a wear plate. The power cell is disposed within the interior cavity of the housing. The wear plate is interposed between the housing and the front head of the power cell. The wear plate includes a body defining a central longitudinal axis. The body has a face that includes a bottom end, a top end in spaced relationship to the bottom end along the central longitudinal axis, and a pair of lateral edges in spaced relationship to each other along a transverse axis that is perpendicular to the central longitudinal axis. The face includes an interface surface that defines at least one channel extending along the central longitudinal axis and that is in proximate relationship with the front head of the power cell.

[B25D] PERCUSSIVE TOOLS [2]


Energy absorbing brackets for passenger seats
Patent No. 10227023 

Inventor(s): Donald M. Lasell (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15554049 on 01/26/2016 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: Seat assemblies including seat brackets and spreader brackets are described. A seat bracket can include an upper portion, a lower portion, and a frangible portion. The frangible portion can be formed from composite material and include a particular layer orientation. A spreader bracket can include a first component configured to couple with a second component to form a coupled structure. A structural fill material can be disposed within the coupled structure. The first component and the second component can be formed from composite material.

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


Rotorcraft rotor blade assembly
Patent No. 10227132 

Inventor(s): Drew Sutton (Hurst, TX), James Braswell, Jr. (Colleyville, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX), Paul Sherrill (Grapevine, TX), Scott Wolthuis (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14817442 on 08/04/2015 (1316 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft rotor blade assembly includes an upper skin portion extending substantially a full span of the rotor blade assembly and a lower skin portion extending substantially the full span of the rotor blade assembly. Each of the upper skin portion and the lower skin portion is configured to carry at least substantially 30% of rotor blade assembly loads.

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


Transportation method for selectively attachable pod assemblies
Patent No. 10227133 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15200230 on 07/01/2016 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a transportation method includes coupling a flying frame to a passenger pod assembly; lifting the passenger pod assembly into the air in a vertical takeoff and landing mode with the passenger pod assembly in a generally horizontal attitude; transitioning from the vertical takeoff and landing mode to a forward flight mode by rotating the flying frame relative to the passenger pod assembly, which remains in the generally horizontal attitude; transporting the passenger pod assembly toward a second location in the forward flight mode; transitioning the flying frame from the forward flight mode to the vertical takeoff and landing mode by rotating the flying frame relative to the passenger pod assembly, which remains in the generally horizontal attitude; landing the flying frame at the second location in the vertical takeoff and landing mode; and releasing the passenger pod assembly.

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


Automated mail tray loading system and method
Patent No. 10227201 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Anthony Gavenas (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Toshiba International Corporation (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15378712 on 12/14/2016 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: Presently disclosed embodiments are directed to a system and method for loading mail trays in a sorter without human intervention. Specifically, the disclosed embodiments utilize an automated mail tray having a bottom plate that is selectively moveable between an elevated position and a lowered position. The automated mail tray may be positioned on a shelf under a corresponding output pocket of a mail stacker, and the bottom plate may be elevated to receive mail product transferred from the output pocket to the automated mail tray. After receiving the mail product on the elevated bottom plate, the bottom plate of the mail tray may be lowered so that the mail product is transferred from the output pocket to a position fully situated in the automated mail tray. The mail tray filled with mail product may then be removed from the shelf and replaced with an empty automated mail tray.

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


Gasket having a pliable resilient body with a perimeter having characteristics different than the body
Patent No. 10230494 

Inventor(s): Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Dry (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE PATENT WELL LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker, LLP (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14317917 on 06/27/2014 (1719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A single piece gasket is disclosed having a skeletal member, typically metallic, and a pliable body. The pliable body includes a first portion having a first firmness and a second perimeter portion have a firmer consistency. When such a composite body is placed under compression, the perimeter will tend to limit the flow of the softer inner material past the firmer perimeter region or portion of the gasket. In this manner, creep or overrun of the less firm portion material will be reduced.

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


 

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

Acesulfame potassium compositions and processes for producing same
Patent No. 10227316 

Inventor(s): Arvind Yadav (Hessen, , IN), Christoph Mollenkopf (Frankfurt am Main, , DE), Peter Groer (Babenhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014510 on 06/21/2018 (264 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for producing acesulfame potassium, the process comprising the steps of providing a cyclizing agent composition comprising a cyclizing agent and a solvent and having an initial temperature, cooling the cyclizing agent composition to form a cooled cyclizing agent composition having a cooled temperature less than 35 C., reacting an acetoacetamide salt with the cyclizing agent in the cooled cyclizing agent composition to form a cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct composition comprising cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct; and, forming from the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct in the cyclic sulfur trioxide adduct composition the finished acesulfame potassium composition comprising non-chlorinated acesulfame potassium and less than 39 wppm 5-chloro-acesulfame potassium. The cooled temperature is at least 2 C. less than the initial temperature.

[C07D] HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08) [2]


Antibodies with high affinity for alpha-Klotho
Patent No. 10228374 

Inventor(s): Makoto Kuro-o (Dallas, TX), Orson W. Moe (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), The Governng Council of the University of Toronto (, , CA)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15500478 on 07/31/2015 (1320 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antibody and/or binding fragment thereof, wherein the antibody and/or binding fragment thereof specifically binds to an epitope of a Klotho polypeptide, optionally a folded Kiotho or optionally with a dissociation constant (K[subscript]D[/subscript]) of about 2 nM or less, as measured by competitive ELISA assay, methods 0 of making and using to diagnose kidney diseases.

[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]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Post-to-beam connector assembly
Patent No. 10227772 

Inventor(s): Ian A. Hill (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Oz-Post International, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842104 on 12/14/2017 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A connector assembly for structural members includes a support plate that has a primary portion and a first tab portion extending from the primary portion. A second tab portion also extends from the primary portion, and the primary portion defines at least one through hole that is configured to receive a fastener. A first stirrup plate defines a first slot that is configured to receive the first tab portion such that the first stirrup plate extends from the support plate in a first direction. The first stirrup plate further defines at least one through hole that is configured to receive a fastener. A second stirrup plate defines a second slot that is configured to receive the second tab portion such that the second stirrup plate extends from the support plate in a second direction opposite the first direction.

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


Degradable wellbore isolation devices with degradable sealing balls
Patent No. 10227841 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14784829 on 06/30/2015 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole tools including a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including a mandrel, a packer element, and a sealing ball, wherein the mandrel defines a central flow passage that allows fluid flow in at least one direction through the wellbore isolation device, wherein at least a portion of the mandrel is composed of a degradable metal material, at least a portion of the packer element is composed of an elastomer, and at least a portion of the sealing ball is composed of a degradable substance, and wherein the degradable metal material and the degradable substance degrades upon exposure to a wellbore environment.

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


Consistent entry hole shaped charge
Patent No. 10227851 

Inventor(s): William Richard Collins (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15313041 on 05/21/2015 (1391 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for specialized shaped charges that perforate similar sized diameter holes regardless of the fluid gaps between the shaped charge and the casing wall. Shaped charges having three conical or frusto-conical liner sections are disclosed, where the apex liner section has a larger conical angle than the outer liner section are disclosed.

[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]


Equipment monitoring using enhanced video
Patent No. 10227859 

Inventor(s): Scott Wendorf (Dallas, TX), Syed Hamid (Dallas, TX), William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15129619 on 04/30/2014 (1777 days app to issue)

Abstract: Video of an effect on equipment of an event is received. The event is identified using Eulerian video magnification of the received video.

[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

 

Method of reducing required machining on a pin type carrier
Patent No. 10228053 

Inventor(s): Jeremy L. Cummings (Dexter, MI), Luke A. Rippelmeyer (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15199438 on 06/30/2016 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of reducing the required machining on a pin type carrier, such as a planetary gear carrier, may utilize a combined drilling and milling operation to reduce the required machining. A hole in a surface may be formed during the drilling operation and the surface may be machined to a desired level during the milling operation. A tool having a leading drill feature and a trailing mill feature may be used to sequentially form the hole and mill the surface in a single operation.

[F16H] GEARING


Adjustable fail-safe rotary spring operator with a retaining band
Patent No. 10228073 

Inventor(s): Frederick Rand Underwood, III (Dallas, TX), Frederick Rand Underwood, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Kenneth Earl Price (Combine, TX)
Assignee(s): CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14873907 on 10/02/2015 (1257 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotary spring-return actuator operator is provided with a multi-slot shaft and a clock type spring retained by a retaining band which encircles the spring in such a manner as to insure that the potential energy within the spring is safely contained during all operations requiring disassembly of the actuator assembly, and wherein the retaining band facilitates the in-field reversal of the spring direction or the adjustment of the spring preload by securing the spring to one or more of the slots on the multi-slot shaft.

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


Method and system for optimizing a speed of at least one of a variable speed compressor and a variable speed circulation fan to improve latent capacity
Patent No. 10228152 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120573 on 09/04/2018 (189 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system includes an evaporator coil and a metering device. The HVAC system includes a variable-speed circulation fan and a condenser coil fluidly coupled to the metering device. A variable-speed compressor is fluidly coupled to the condenser coil and the evaporator coil. A controller is operatively coupled to the variable-speed compressor and the variable-speed circulation fan. A second temperature sensor is disposed in an enclosed space. The second temperature sensor measures temperature of the enclosed space and transmits the temperature of the enclosed space to the controller. The controller determines if the temperature of the enclosed space is below a minimum threshold. Responsive to a determination that the temperature of the enclosed space is below the minimum threshold, the controller modulates at least one of a speed of the variable-speed compressor and the variable-speed circulation fan to lower a discharge air temperature.

[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)


Swing gates for accessing condenser unit housings
Patent No. 10228156 

Inventor(s): Anthony J. Pisaturo, III (Loganville, GA)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690253 on 08/29/2017 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A condenser unit housing of a refrigeration system has an outer walls and a top cover. An opening formed in one of the outer walls and framed by the top cover and sidewalls, the opening having a width W[b]1[/b] between the sidewalls. The housing includes a swing gate positioned within the opening when in a closed position and contacting the top cover when in an open position. The swing gate includes first rods having a width W[b]2[/b] less than the width W[b]1[/b], second rods coupled to the first rods, the second rods extending in a direction different than the first rods, and a pivot rod. The second rods include a straight section and a curved section. The pivot rod is coupled to the curved section and has a width W[b]3[/b] greater than the width W[b]1[/b]. The pivot rod is below the top cover in both the open position and the closed position. Other embodiments are presented.

[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)


Dual-mode passive thermal management system and method
Patent No. 10231360 

Inventor(s): David T. Howe (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346785 on 11/09/2016 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments include a heat sink cell comprising a first reservoir having a first volume of space and a first material stored in the first volume of space. The first material provides a first heat sink thermal operating range for the transfer of heat. The cell comprises a second reservoir and a second material stored in the second reservoir. A shape memory alloy (SMA) closes an opening of the second reservoir. The SMA is responsive to a temperature change of the first material or external sources to automatically open the opening so that the first material or the second material spontaneously pass through the opening to cause an endothermic reaction or an exothermic reaction between the first material and the second material to create a second heat sink thermal operating range different from the first heat sink thermal operating range. Embodiments also include a system and method of dual-mode passive thermal management.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Electrochemical detection of carbon dioxide using a carbohydrate based coordination polymer
Patent No. 10228343 

Inventor(s): Jeremiah J. Gassensmith (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) (Riyadh, , SA), Northwestern University (Evanston, IA)
Law Firm: Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14844949 on 09/03/2015 (1286 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrochemical sensor for an analyte is provided. The electrochemical sensor includes CDMOF-2. The CDMOF-2 is capable of binding reversibly to CO[subscript]2 [/subscript]as an analyte, thereby quantitatively detecting the analyte in a mixture. The CDMOF-2 is formed from reaction of -cyclodextrin with RbOH in the presence of methanol.

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


Volatile eluent preparation
Patent No. 10228355 

Inventor(s): Charles Phillip Shelor (Arlington, TX), Purnendu K. Dasgupta (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15148988 on 05/06/2016 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a system for performing a chromatographic separation of an analyte, methods of using the system to separate at least one component of an analyte and an eluent generator of use in the system. An exemplary system comprises: (a) an eluent generator comprising: (i) a housing configured to be pressurizable by gas, comprising an annular void defined by the housing, and a gas inlet for the gas and a gas outlet for the gas in fluid communication with the annular void; (ii) a membrane permeable to the gas defining an eluent flow channel disposed within the annular void, the eluent flow channel having an eluent precursor fluid inlet and an eluent outlet; (iii) a source of gas in fluidic communication with the gas inlet; (iv) a source of the eluent precursor fluid; and (b) a chromatography column disposed downstream of and in fluidic communication with the eluent outlet.

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


Aircraft laser detector
Patent No. 10228451 

Inventor(s): Kurt M. Chankaya (Keller, TX), Mike Ivor Jones (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15151045 on 05/10/2016 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain embodiments, an apparatus comprises a laser detector, a lens, a Global Positioning System (”GPS”) receiver, a digital ground map, a tilt measurement device, and one or more processors. The laser detector is operable to detect a laser light emitted from a laser source, the lens is operable to pass the laser light to the laser detector, the GPS receiver is operable to determine a GPS location of an aircraft, and the tilt measurement device is operable to determine a tilt angle of the aircraft. The one or more processors of the apparatus are operable to determine a line of sight based on the detected laser light, the GPS location, and the tilt angle. The one or more processors are further operable to determine a location of the laser source from an intersection of the line of sight and the digital ground map.

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


Augmented radar camera view for remotely operated aerial vehicles
Patent No. 10228691 

Inventor(s): Edward Lindsley (Burelson, TX), Paul E. I. Pounds (Brisbane, , AU)
Assignee(s): Olaeris, Inc. (Burleson, TX)
Law Firm: Dodd Law Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475143 on 03/31/2017 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, devices, and apparatus for augmented radar camera view for remotely operated vehicles. A camera and a radar unit are co-located on a remotely controlled aerial vehicle, for example, in a forward looking view. The camera captures images and the radar unit senses reflections from transmitted waves. The images (operator view) and radar returns (radar view) are combined in an augmented view. The augmented view is displayed to an operator (e.g., a pilot) at a control station to provide the operator with an augmented reality sense of obstacles in the environment of the remotely controlled aerial vehicle. Thus, when a remotely controlled aerial vehicle is flying through an environment that may be dark, clouded, foggy, etc., the operator may still be able to detect obstacles from the radar view.

[G05D] SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (for continuous casting of metals B22D 11/16; valves per se F16K; sensing non-electric variables, see the relevant subclasses of G01; for regulating electric or magnetic variables G05F)


Large range current mirror
Patent No. 10228713 

Inventor(s): Michael Ryan Hanschke (Dallas, TX), Salvatore Giombanco (Cassaro, , IT), Timothy Bryan Merkin (Princeton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850072 on 12/21/2017 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current mirror includes a first pair of transistors, wherein gates of the first pair of transistors are connected together, and a second pair of transistors coupled to the first pair of transistors. Gates of the second pair of transistors are connected together. A first resistive device is coupled across a drain and a source of one of the transistors of the second pair of transistors. A second resistive device is coupled across a drain and a source of the other transistor of the second pair of transistors. The first pair of transistors are configured to operate in weak inversion at an input current to the current mirror within a first current range and the second pair of transistors are configured to operate in strong inversion at an input current within a second current range.

[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]


Reset isolation for an embedded safety island in a system on a chip
Patent No. 10228736 

Inventor(s): Charles Fuoco (Allen, TX), Chunhua Hu (Plano, TX), Venkateswar Reddy Kowkutla (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395156 on 12/30/2016 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: The reset isolation mechanism describes an embedded safety island inside a system on a chip which reduces the overall system cost while achieving functional safety. The safety island ensures an orderly shutdown of all or part of the rest of the system on a chip without the possibility of a safety island hang due to incomplete transactions at the time of the reset.

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


Storage devices and methods for optimizing use of storage devices based on storage device parsing of file system metadata in host write operations
Patent No. 10228854 

Inventor(s): Daniel Edward Tuers (Kapaa, HI), Joseph Robert Meza (Aliso Viejo, CA), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Leonid Romanovsky (Haifa, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14555548 on 11/26/2014 (1567 days app to issue)

Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes processing file system metadata in host write requests to determine information about future host write operations. The information regarding future host write operations can be used by a device controller to prepare the non-volatile memory for the future host write operations. For example, the device controller may prepare the non-volatile storage device for future sequential host write access patterns or random host write access patterns depending on the content of the file system metadata. The file system metadata may also be usable to determine when it is optimal to perform memory management operations.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a hamming distance measuring device for a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10228940 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701314 on 09/11/2017 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes an XOR logic gate, a shift register, and a counter. The XOR logic gate is configured to receive a pair of correlithm objects, to perform an XOR operation on the pair of correlithm objects to generate a binary string, and transfer the binary string to the shift register. Each correlithm object is a point in an n-dimensional space represented by a binary string. The shift register is configured to bitwise shift the binary string to the counter. The counter is configured to sequentially receive each bit of the binary string and determine whether a received bit has a logical high value. The counter is configured to increment a count value in response to determining the received bit has a logical high value and output the count value which indicates the distance between the pair of correlithm objects.

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


Triggered queue transformation
Patent No. 10228971 

Inventor(s): Gary Yu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (Beverly Hills, CA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871735 on 01/15/2018 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein relate generally to evaluating resource loads to determine when to transform queues and to specific techniques for transforming at least part of queues so as to correspond to alternative resources.

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


Variable-term error metrics adjustment
Patent No. 10228990 

Inventor(s): James Fitzpatrick (Sudbury, MA), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA), Yiwei Song (Union City, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195910 on 06/28/2016 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and/or devices are used to adjust error metrics for a memory portion of non-volatile memory in a storage device. In one aspect, a first write and a first read are performed on the memory portion. In accordance with results of the first read, a first error metric value for the memory portion is determined. In accordance with a determination that the first error metric value exceeds a first threshold value, an entry for the memory portion is added to a table. After the first write, when a second write to the memory portion is performed, it is determined whether the entry for the memory portion is present in the table. In accordance with a determination that the entry for the memory portion is present in the table, the second write uses a first error adjustment characteristic that is determined in accordance with the first error metric value.

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


Network transceiver with auto-negotiation handling
Patent No. 10229020 

Inventor(s): Jason Jung (Garland, TX), John Wastlick (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Rathe Lindenbaum LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15143449 on 04/29/2016 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rework re-timer with forward error correction handling is disclosed. An example first intermediate transceiver includes a first interface to communicatively couple the first intermediate transceiver with a first computing device, a second interface to communicatively couple the first intermediate transceiver to a second intermediate transceiver configured to be communicatively coupled with a second computing device, an auto-negotiation controller to: terminate a first auto-negotiation with the first computing device before the first auto-negotiation is completed, transmit, to the second transceiver, first capabilities of the first computing device determined during the first auto-negotiation, and perform a second auto-negotiation with the first computing device utilizing the first capabilities of the first computing device and second capabilities of the second computing device received from the second transceiver.

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


System and method for product optimization
Patent No. 10229116 

Inventor(s): Mike McGuire (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Andrews Distributing Company, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928708 on 03/22/2018 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes maintaining product sales information according to a data model. The data model includes a consumer-demographics naming convention, a retail-provider-type naming convention, and a product-naming convention. The maintaining includes indexing the product sales information by consumer-demographics information, by retail-provider-type information, and by product-categorization information. The method further includes receiving raw sales information and translating the raw sales information into the data model. In addition the method includes storing the translated raw sales information as part of the product sales information. Furthermore, the method includes receiving a request for aggregation of at least a portion of the product sales information. The request specifies an intersection of the product-categorization information, the consumer-demographic information, and the retail-provider-type information. The method also includes, responsive to the request, aggregating the at least a portion of the product sales information.

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


Vector engine and methodologies using digital neuromorphic (NM) data
Patent No. 10229341 

Inventor(s): Edmund Dawes Zink (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Audi AG (, , DE), Porsche AG (, , DE), Volkswagen AG (, , DE)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15619906 on 06/12/2017 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking.

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


Textile matching using color and pattern recognition and methods of use
Patent No. 10229343 

Inventor(s): Terrence A. Carroll (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Franklin Associates International Inc (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15523935 on 11/03/2014 (1590 days app to issue)

Abstract: Textile matching using color and pattern recognition and methods of use are provided herein. An example method includes analyzing an image ([b]305[/b]) of a first article of clothing to obtain color information and pattern information ([b]205[/b]-[b]230[/b]), comparing the color information and pattern information of the first article of clothing to color information and pattern information for a plurality of other articles of clothing (using Bayesian probability analysis to determine matched pairs, and providing a user with wardrobe suggestions using the matched pairs ([b]705[/b]-[b]740[/b]).

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


System and method for tracking authenticated items
Patent No. 10229384 

Inventor(s): Tommy L. Davis, Jr. (Florissant, MO)
Assignee(s): PROVA GROUP, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14798367 on 07/13/2015 (1338 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for tracking an authenticated item is provided. The system includes an authentication device affixed to the item. An item registration system receives authentication device data from the authentication device and associated item data and stores the authentication device data and the associated item data. An owner registration system receives owner registration data after a buyer has acquired the item. A buyer verification system receives the authentication device data, the associated item data and the owner registration data and stores buyer verified data if the associated item data correlates to the owner registration data, such as if the external tag number or event data entered by the owner matches external tag number or event data for the item.

[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]


Free location item and storage retrieval
Patent No. 10229385 

Inventor(s): Enrique D. Espinosa (Kitchener, , CA), Gregory Evers (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: 14823709 on 08/11/2015 (1309 days app to issue)

Abstract: Inventory is managed to minimize the footprint of storage spaces affected by variable production volumes and high inventory turnover. A warehouse includes a plurality of storage spaces for storage of items in the inventory. In response to receiving a request to store or retrieve a particular item, a recommended storage space in the warehouse can be determined for the particular item. The determination can be at least partially based on one or more user-defined facts, one or more user-defined rules, and a current state of the warehouse at the time the item location request is received. The user-defined facts can relate to an item, the inventory, the plurality of storage spaces, and/or the warehouse. The user-defined rules can be configured to dynamically assign storage spaces to the warehouse based at least partially on user-defined indications of how items will be consumed during a workflow performed within the warehouse.

[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 distributed virtualization of GPUs in desktop cloud
Patent No. 10229469 

Inventor(s): Guangsong Xia (Fremont, CA), Pu Chen (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15219802 on 07/26/2016 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provided to enable graphic processing unit (GPU) virtualization for high bandwidth or rate demanding applications, such as 3D gaming, where a client communicates with a host via a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The distributed GPU virtualization allows one or more VMs or comparable hosts or components without GPU access to communicate with a GPU at a different component or physical machine in a data center or a network using remote direct memory access (RDMA). A first physical machine that excludes a GPU starts a remote display driver function to handle a request to render graphics from a client via gateway. A second physical machine that comprises a GPU is instructed to start a render function for the client using the GPU. The render function communicates with the remote display driver function at the first physical machine. The rendered graphics is then sent to the client via the gateway.

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


Burglar defense system
Patent No. 10229569 

Inventor(s): John B. Adrain (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bodi Law LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14213053 on 03/14/2014 (1824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A burglar defense system for a structure having a dispensing system for a deterrence substance operably mounted to existing duct of a structure or the exterior wall of a structure; and a sensing system operably mounted to the system, wherein the dispensing system is operable to dispense the deterrence substance when an intrusion is sensed by the sensing system or when remotely activated.

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


Programmable level shifter for LCD systems
Patent No. 10229648 

Inventor(s): Nigel Peter Smith (Munich, , DE), Roland Volker Bucksch (Buch am Erlbach, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15400460 on 01/06/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A programmable level shifter for providing upshifted control signals to an active matrix display based on logic-level control signals received from a timing controller. The programmable level shifter includes a programmable state machine, level-shifting output drivers, and a programming interface. The programmable state machine is configured to receive at least one control signal from a timing controller. The state machine generates, based on said at least one control signal, a plurality of outputs for driving gate drivers of the active matrix display. The level-shifting output drivers convert the plurality of outputs generated by the programmable state machine to a higher-magnitude voltage level. The programming interface facilitates the programming of aspects of the programmable state machine.

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


Systems and techniques for producing spoken voice prompts
Patent No. 10229668 

Inventor(s): Alexandra Drane (Winchester, MA), Frank Rizzo (Bedford, MA), Ivy Krull (Sharon, MA), Lisa Lavoie (Salem, MA), Lucas Merrow (Rollinsford, NH)
Assignee(s): Eliza Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15797770 on 10/30/2017 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are described in which spoken voice prompts can be produced in a manner such that they will most likely have the desired effect, for example to indicate empathy, or produce a desired follow-up action from a call recipient. The prompts can be produced with specific optimized speech parameters, including duration, gender of speaker, and pitch, so as to encourage participation and promote comprehension among a wide range of patients or listeners. Upon hearing such voice prompts, patients/listeners can know immediately when they are being asked questions that they are expected to answer, and when they are being given information, as well as the information that considered sensitive.

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


Cognitive intervention for voice recognition failure
Patent No. 10229682 

Inventor(s): Kenneth A. Winburn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15421872 on 02/01/2017 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an aspect of the present disclosure, a method for providing an alternate modality of input for filling a form field in response to a failure of voice recognition is disclosed including prompting the user for information corresponding to a field of a form, generating speech data by capturing a spoken response of the user to the prompt using at least one input device, attempting to convert the speech data to text, determining that the attempted conversion has failed, evaluating the failure using at least one speech rule, selecting, based on the evaluation, an alternate input modality to be used for receiving the information corresponding to the field of the form, receiving the information corresponding to the field of the form from the alternate input modality, and injecting the received information into the field of the form.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Spin orbit torque magnetoresistive random access memory containing composite spin hall effect layer including beta phase tungsten
Patent No. 10229723 

Inventor(s): Brian York (San Jose, CA), Neil Smith (San Jose, CA), Young-Suk Choi (Los Gatos, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701761 on 09/12/2017 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spin orbit torque magnetoresistive random access memory (SOT MRAM) cell includes a magnetic tunnel junction that contains a free layer having two bi-stable magnetization directions, a reference magnetic layer having a fixed magnetization direction, and a tunnel barrier layer located between the free layer and the reference layer, and a nonmagnetic spin Hall effect layer. The spin Hall effect layer may include an alternating stack of beta phase tungsten layers and noble metal nonmagnetic dusting layers. Alternatively or in addition, a hafnium layer may be located between the nonmagnetic spin Hall effect layer and the free layer.

[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)


First read countermeasures in memory
Patent No. 10229744 

Inventor(s): Amul Desai (Milpitas, CA), Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL), Jun Wan (San Jose, CA), Ken Cheah (San Jose, CA), Sarath Puthenthermadam (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816546 on 11/17/2017 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for improving the accuracy of read operations of memory cells, where the threshold voltage of the memory cells can shift depending on the coupled up state of the word lines. In one approach, for a read operation, a representative word line voltage in a block is detected and a corresponding set of read voltages is selected. In another approach, a pre-read voltage pulse is applied to a selected word line in response to a read command, just prior to reading the selected cells. In another approach, a voltage pulse is periodically applied to each word line in a block to provide the word lines in a coupled up state. In another approach, a soft erase is performed after a read operation to prevent coupling up of the word lines.

[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)


Distributed virtual network embedding
Patent No. 10230661 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Qiong Zhang (Plano, 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: 15424398 on 02/03/2017 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for performing distributed virtual network embedding are disclosed. A resource orchestrator may receive a virtual network request specifying a set of virtual nodes, a set of virtual links, each connecting two virtual nodes in a mesh topology, and resource requirements for some virtual nodes. The orchestrator may partition the virtual network request into multiple sub-requests, each specifying a linear topology for a subset of the virtual nodes and links within the mesh topology. The sub-requests may collectively include all virtual links within the mesh topology with no overlapping links. Resource orchestrators may collaborate to compute, independently for each sub-request, a respective chaining solution in which each virtual node is mapped to a physical node having resources sufficient to implementing the virtual node. A resource orchestrator may combine the respective chaining solutions for each of the sub-requests to generate a mapping solution for the virtual network request.

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


Enhanced instant message handling and delivery
Patent No. 10230671 

Inventor(s): Lemnyuy B. Nyuykongi (Coppell, 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: 14946380 on 11/19/2015 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: Managing instant message delivery may include receiving, using a processor, an instant message, wherein the instant message is directed to a recipient, and responsive to receiving the instant message, determining, using the processor, a user profile for the recipient and an activity level of a client device of the recipient. The user profile may specify rules for delivering instant messages to the recipient from users. Responsive to receiving the instant message, a delivery policy for the instant message may be determined using the processor according to the user profile of the recipient and the activity level of the client device. The instant message may be sent to the client device of the recipient according to the delivery policy using the processor.

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


Virtual reality (VR) video distribution using edge resources
Patent No. 10231014 

Inventor(s): Hang Shi (Santa Clara, CA), Huida Dai (Santa Clara, CA), Yinghua Ye (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: 15458485 on 03/14/2017 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes an edge resource receiving virtual reality (VR) content responsive to a VR session request of a user equipment (UE), the edge resource receiving a wireless link condition indication and a field of view (FOV) information from the UE, with the wireless link condition indication corresponding to a wireless link, and the edge resource adapting the VR content according to the FOV information and the wireless link condition indication.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

style=”font-size: 18pt;”> Dynamically modifying a toolbar
Patent No. 10228838 

Inventor(s): John Everett Gmuender (San Jose, CA), Michael Brian Massing (San Jose, CA), Thomas Drennan Selgas (Athens, TX)
Assignee(s): MYMAIL, LTD. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14466221 on 08/22/2014 (1663 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention comprises a method of and apparatus for simplifying the process of access to a network for a roaming computer user, divides the responsibility of servicing a given user wanting to access the network between multiple parties and minimizes the possibility of improper dissemination of email header data as well as improper use of network resources (including server systems) by non-clients.

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


Methods and systems for providing access control to secured data
Patent No. 10229279 

Inventor(s): Weiqing Huang (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15402883 on 01/10/2017 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a system for providing access control management to electronic data, techniques to secure the electronic data and keep the electronic data secured at all times are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a secured file or secured document includes two parts: an attachment, referred to as a header, and an encrypted document or data portion. The header includes security information that points to or includes the access rules and a file key. The access rules facilitate restrictive access to the secured document and essentially determine who/when/how/where the secured document can be accessed. The file key is used to encrypt/decrypt the encrypted data portion. Only those who have the proper access privileges are permitted to retrieve the file key to encrypt/decrypt the encrypted data portion.

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


Method of making a wire support leadframe for a semiconductor device
Patent No. 10229868 

Inventor(s): Chih-Chien Ho (Taipei Hsien, , TW), Steven Su (Tainan, , TW), Yuh-Harng Chien (Taipei hsien, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Rose Alyssa Keagy (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896971 on 02/14/2018 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: A leadframe includes a plurality of interconnected support members. A pair of die pads is connected to the support members and configured to receive a pair of dies electrically connected by at least one wire. A support bracket extends between the die pads and includes a surface for maintaining the at least one wire at a predetermined distance from the die pads during overmolding of the leadframe.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing fluorine-free tungstenword lines and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10229931 

Inventor(s): Tatsuya Hinoue (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tomoyuki Obu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15831481 on 12/05/2017 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional memory device includes forming an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers over a substrate, forming memory stack structures through the alternating stack, such that each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel, forming backside recesses by removing the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulating layers and the memory stack structures, forming a backside blocking dielectric layer in the backside recesses, forming an amorphous titanium oxide layer on surfaces of the backside blocking dielectric layer in the backside recesses, and forming tungsten word lines in the backside recesses using a fluorine-free tungsten-containing precursor gas.

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


Semiconductor resistor structure and method for making
Patent No. 10229966 

Inventor(s): Li Jen Choi (Milpitas, CA), Mattias Erik Dahlstrm (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15419002 on 01/30/2017 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include a resistor comprising a semiconductor structure having a length dimension with first and second ends spaced from one another and an intermediate region between the first and second ends, first and second metal-semiconductor compound structures on the semiconductor structure proximate the first and second ends of the semiconductor structure, the first and second metal-semiconductor compound structures being spaced apart from each other along the length dimension of the semiconductor structure, and at least one intermediate metal-semiconductor compound structure on a portion of the intermediate region of the semiconductor structure between the first and second ends, the intermediate metal-semiconductor compound structure being spaced apart from the first and second metal-semiconductor compound structures on the semiconductor structure.

[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]


Etched planarized VCSEL
Patent No. 10230215 

Inventor(s): Andy MacInnes (Allen, TX), Luke Graham (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): FINISAR CORPORATION (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15671433 on 08/08/2017 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: An etched planarized VCSEL includes: an active region; a blocking region over the active region, and defining apertures therein; and conductive channel cores in the apertures, wherein the conductive channel cores and blocking region form an isolation region. A method of making the VCSEL includes: forming the active region; forming the blocking region over the active region; etching the apertures in the blocking region; and forming the conductive channel cores in the apertures of the blocking region. Another etched planarized VCSEL includes: an active region; a conductive region over the active region, and defining apertures therein; and blocking cores in the apertures, wherein the blocking cores and conductive region form an isolation region. A method of making the VCSEL includes: forming the active region; forming the conductive region over the active region; etching the apertures in the conductive region; and forming the blocking cores in the apertures of the conductive region.

[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]


Power internal medical devices with guided surface waves
Patent No. 10230270 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Joseph F. Pinzone (Cornelius, NC), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Paul Kendall Carlton, Jr. (College Station, TX)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15239507 on 08/17/2016 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an implantable medical device and methods of using the medical device. The medical device may include a guided surface wave receive structure configured to receive a guided surface wave transmitted by a guided surface waveguide probe. The guided surface wave receive structure in the medical device generates an alternating current signal when the guided surface wave is received. The medical device includes a power circuit that is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure. The power circuit includes a power storage circuit to store the power signal. The medical device includes a medical circuit that comprises a stimulus circuit, a monitoring circuit, and potentially other components. The stimulus circuit provides a stimulus to a human body. The monitoring circuit measures a characteristic of the human body.

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


Smart motor driver architecture with built-in MEMS sensor based early diagnosis of faults
Patent No. 10230322 

Inventor(s): Cheng Peng (Plano, TX), Robert Krysiak (Burlington, MA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15428847 on 02/09/2017 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system in package encloses a sensor and motor driver circuit. In an implementation, the sensor is an integrated circuit micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) sensor and the driver circuit is a motor driver circuit. Non-motor winding data information is sensed by the MEMS sensor and processed for the purpose of characterizing known fault patterns for motors; characterizing normal operation of the motor; and evaluating continued operation of the motor to detect abnormal motor behavior and instances of motor fault. The motor is driven using PWM control and the information output by the MEMS sensor is sampled at sampling times having a fixed timing relationship relative to the PWM control signals.

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


Remote array mapping
Patent No. 10230325 

Inventor(s): Anant K Singh (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Enphase Energy, Inc. (Petaluma, CA)
Law Firm: Moser Taboada (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15294098 on 10/14/2016 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electrical component location is provided. Employed location techniques may include providing a cycling signal, having components to be located sense the cycling signal at the same time, report back the sensed signal, and determining relative locations for one or more of the components using the sensed signals reported by the components.

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


High efficiency voltage mode class D topology
Patent No. 10230341 

Inventor(s): Bhaskaran R. Nair (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (El Segundo, CA)
Law Firm: Blank Rome LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864814 on 01/08/2018 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high efficiency voltage mode class D amplifier and energy transfer system is provided. The amplifier and system includes a pair of transistors connected in series between a voltage source and a ground connection. Further, a ramp current tank circuit is coupled in parallel with one of the pair of transistors and a resonant tuned load circuit is coupled to the ramp current tank circuit. The ramp current tank circuit can include an inductor that absorbs an output capacitance C[subscript]OSS [/subscript]of the pair of transistors and a capacitor the provides DC blocking.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Hybrid power devices
Patent No. 10230364 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN), Lei Shi (Shanghai, , CN), Zhaohui Wang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15497390 on 04/26/2017 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device comprises a first diode and a second diode connected in series between a first terminal and a second terminal of a switching element, wherein an anode of the first diode is directly connected to an anode of the second diode, a third diode connected between the first terminal and the second terminal of the switching element and a first switch connected in parallel with the first diode.

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


High voltage level shifter with short propagation delay
Patent No. 10230372 

Inventor(s): Ball Fan (Tianjin, , CN), Danyang Zhu (Beijing, , CN), Jie Feng (Beijing, , CN), Xiaonan Wang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959176 on 04/21/2018 (325 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lever shifter includes an output driver and a high-side gate driver. The high-side gate driver is configured to drive the high-side output transistor, and is coupled to an on pulse signal line that conducts an on pulse, and is coupled to an off pulse signal line that conducts an off pulse. The high-side gate driver includes a blocking circuit configured to enable generation of a drive signal to the high-side output transistor based on a voltage of a first of the on or off pulse signal line being greater than a first predetermined amount and a voltage of a second of the on or off signal line being less than a second predetermined amount.

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


Determining codebooks for different memory areas of a storage device
Patent No. 10230395 

Inventor(s): Alexander Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzeliya, , IL), Idan Goldenberg (Ramat Hasharon, , IL), Rami Rom (Zichron-Yaacov, , IL), Ran Zamir (Ramat Gan, , IL), Stella Achtenberg (Netanya, ,
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475638 on 03/31/2017 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device may program data differently for different memory areas of a memory. In some embodiments, the storage device may use different codebooks for different memory areas. In other embodiments, the storage device may modify bit orders differently for different memory areas. What codebook the storage device uses or what bit order modification the storage device performs for a particular memory area may depend on the bad storage locations specific to that memory area. Where different codebooks are used, optimal codebooks may be selected from a library, or codebooks may be modified based on the bad storage locations of the memory areas.

[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]


Forward error control coding
Patent No. 10230404 

Inventor(s): June Chul Roh (Allen, TX), Mohamed Farouk Mansour (Richardson, TX), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14580622 on 12/23/2014 (1540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing error control coding for backhaul applications are disclosed. Data is first encoded using Reed-Solomon (RS) coding. The output RS blocks are then turbo coded. The size of the output RS blocks is selected to match the input of the turbo encoder. The bits from the RS blocks may be interleaved to create the input turbo blocks. Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) parity bits may be added to the data prior to RS coding.

[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]


Measurement receiver harmonic distortion cancellation
Patent No. 10230408 

Inventor(s): Hong Jiang (Kernersville, NC), Wael Al-Qaq (Oak Ridge, NC)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15016909 on 02/05/2016 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmitter includes a power amplifier coupled to amplify an input signal and provide an output signal. A radio frequency coupler is coupled to receive the output signal and provide a measured signal on a coupler output. A measurement receiver multiplexor is coupled to receive the measured signal on the coupler output to produce either a non-phase adjusted signal or a phase adjusted signal on one of a plurality of multiplexor outputs. Multiple receiver paths are coupled to the plurality of multiplexor outputs to receive either the non-phase adjusted signal or the phase adjusted signal. Receive path processing circuitry is configured to produce in-phase and quadrature phase digital signals based on the plurality of multiplexor outputs to digital processing circuitry to cancel 3[superscript]rd [/superscript]or 3[superscript]rd [/superscript]and 5[superscript]th [/superscript]order measurement receiver distortions.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for robust relay communication
Patent No. 10230448 

Inventor(s): Diana Maamari (Rolling Meadows, IL), George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Majid Ghanbarinejad (Rolling Meadows, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15222907 on 07/28/2016 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for wireless communications for relay communication are provided. The method includes a source node sets up one or more backup relay links between the source node and a destination node that comprises a route through one or more standby relay nodes; transmits a first frame to the one or more standby relay nodes to activate the one or more standby relay nodes, transmits a second frame from the source node to the destination node informing the destination node of a switch of the relay link. Apparatuses are provided thereof.

[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)


Code block segmentation and configuration for concatenated turbo and RS coding
Patent No. 10230493 

Inventor(s): June Chul Roh (Allen, TX), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15462719 on 03/17/2017 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing code block segmentation for wireless transmission using concatenated forward error correction encoding includes receiving a transport block of data for transmission having a transport block size, along with one or more parameters that define a target code rate. A number N of inner code blocks needed to transmit the transport block is determined. A number Mouter code blocks may be calculated based on the number of inner code blocks and on encoding parameters for the outer code blocks. The transport block may then be segmented and encoded according to the calculated encoding parameters.

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


OFDM frame communication method and apparatus
Patent No. 10230509 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Matsuoka (Kanagawa, , JP), Masayuki Orihashi (Kanagawa, , JP), Yoichi Nakagawa (Tokyo, , JP), Yutaka Murakami (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713989 on 09/25/2017 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first radio signal is received that was transmitted from a first antenna at a transmitter and a second radio signal transmitted from a second antenna at the transmitter different from the first antenna. The first radio signal is converted to a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) frame signal, and the second radio signal is converted to a second OFDM frame signal. The first OFDM frame signal includes a grid of multiple frequency subcarriers and time periods, each time period with the frequency carriers corresponding to a first OFDM symbol such that the first OFDM frame includes first OFDM symbols. A first OFDM symbol is carried on frequency subcarriers during a time period, and the first OFDM frame includes first reference OFDM symbols located at corresponding time-frequency resource elements in the grid. Each resource element is defined by a one of the frequency subcarriers and one of the time periods. The second OFDM frame signal is similar and includes second reference OFDM symbols sharing the same grid of frequency subcarriers and time periods as the first OFDM frame. But the second reference OFDM symbols are located at corresponding time-frequency resource elements in the grid different than the corresponding time-frequency resource elements to which the first reference OFDM signals are located their respective OFDM frame signals. The first and second reference OFDM symbols are used to demodulate the first and second OFDM frame signals.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Full duplex resource allocation in cable network environment
Patent No. 10230519 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15483260 on 04/10/2017 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example apparatus comprises a processor, a memory element, and a media access control (MAC) scheduler. The MAC scheduler is configured to implement a transmission-reception (T-R) coordination scheme among a plurality of cable modems in a cable network, wherein the cable modems are categorized into interference groups. The MAC scheduler is further configured to assign one or more of the interference groups to at least one transmission group based upon predetermined criteria; and determine an upstream bandwidth constraint and downstream bandwidth constraint for the at least one transmission group, wherein the upstream bandwidth constraint and downstream bandwidth constraint is implemented by proportionally modifying an allocated upstream bandwidth and an allocated downstream bandwidth for the at least one transmission group to require that the sum of the allocated upstream bandwidth and the allocated downstream bandwidth does not exceed a spectrum capacity for the at least one transmission group.

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


Selective mapping of coded multi-channel transmission
Patent No. 10230557 

Inventor(s): John P. Fonseka (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Lee Sullivan Shea Smith LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984683 on 05/21/2018 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a methods, apparatus and systems for improving a systems-level data rate on a communications link such theorthogonal frequency division multiplexed multiple access (OFDMA) downlink used in used in WiFi and LTE cellular/wireless mobile data applications. The present invention preferably uses a form of multilevel coding and decoding known as tiled-building-block encoding/decoding. With the present invention, different receivers coupled to different parallel downlink channels with different channel qualities decode different received signal constellations at different levels of resolution. This allows the downlink of the OFDMA system to operate with a significantly higher data rate, thus eliminating existing inefficiencies in the downlink and significantly increasing system level bandwidth efficiency.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable media for configuring service networks
Patent No. 10230589 

Inventor(s): David C. Campbell (Allen, TX), Lee Latham (Plano, TX), Timothy Matt (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14569591 on 12/12/2014 (1551 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed subject matter describes herein methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media for configuring service networks. According to one aspect, the method includes collecting parameters defining a network service. In another aspect, the method includes generating a plurality of flow interfaces for modeling the network service based on the collected parameters, wherein each of the flow interfaces is associated with a logical device. In another aspect, the method includes generating at least one packet virtual network (PVN) including at least a portion of the plurality of generated flow interfaces. In another aspect, the method includes visually outputting, in a service network user interface, a graphical representation of the network service based on interface connectivities between the plurality of generated flow interfaces.

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


Integrated wireline and wireless access using software defined networking
Patent No. 10230622 

Inventor(s): Paul Edward Smith, Jr. (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14870947 on 09/30/2015 (1259 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated wireless and wireline access system that uses software defined networking is provided to deliver communication services to user equipment via a variety of network access technologies. The software defined networking system can dynamically choose which network access technology to use to deliver services to the user equipment based on network conditions, quality of service concerns, and user equipment context. The user equipment can have different addresses based on the network access technology, and the software defined networking can redirect communications that are directed to a first address associated with the device on a first network to a second address associated with the same device on a second network.

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


System and method for media encoding scheme (MES) selection
Patent No. 10230777 

Inventor(s): Brahmananda R. Vempati (Dallas, TX), Harisha M. Negalaguli (Richardson, TX), Krishnakant M. Patel (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): KODIAK NETWORKS INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15287512 on 10/06/2016 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method includes initiating, by one or more servers of a push-to-talk (PTT) platform, a PTT call session in response to a PTT call session initiation request from a first client device, receiving, by the one or more servers, a first estimated modulation and coding scheme (MCS) from the first client device, and receiving, by the one or more servers, a first transmission in accordance with an initial media encoding scheme (MES) from the first client device during an initial volley. The method further includes transmitting, by the one or more servers, instructions to the first client device to use a first MES different than the initial MES for a second transmission during a subsequent volley.

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


Client behavior control in adaptive streaming
Patent No. 10230781 

Inventor(s): Shaobo Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Xin Wang (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14755648 on 06/30/2015 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A content source comprising a processor configured to generate a media presentation description (MPD) file, wherein the MPD file designates a dependent media content part to be assigned to at least one depended media content part, and wherein the MPD file indicates the dependent media content part is to be accessed by a client device when an access condition for the dependent media content part is satisfied, and a transmitter operably coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the MPD file to at least one of a content server, a control server, and the client device.

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


Foldable mobile device
Patent No. 10230826 

Inventor(s): Huixiang Liu (Cupertino, CA), Peng Xiong (Shanghai, , CN), Yiwen Gong (Cupertino, CA), Yuehui Ouyang (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15794874 on 10/26/2017 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure involves a foldable mobile device. The foldable mobile device includes a housing having a first portion and a second portion foldable around a folding axis of the housing to allow a folded state of the device; an antenna operatively assembled to the housing; and a display mounted on a front side of the first portion and a front side of the second portion. The first portion has a first plate configured on a back side of the first portion opposite to the front side of the first portion, a contacting structure defined on the first plate. The second portion has a second plate configured on a back side of the second portion opposite to the front side of the second portion. When the mobile device operates is folded, the first plate and the second plate are conductively coupled with each other via the contacting structure.

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


Program guide graphical user interface systems and methods
Patent No. 10230917 

Inventor(s): Brian Roberts (Frisco, TX), Don Relyea (Dallas, TX), Heath Stallings (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 11500208 on 08/07/2006 (4600 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one of many possible embodiments, a system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to display a scrollable program guide graphical user interface. The graphical user interface is configured to show a multiplicity of blocks of information corresponding to a multiplicity of content carriers. The processing subsystem is further configured to display a magnified area within the program guide graphical user interface. When a block corresponding to a particular content carrier within the multiplicity of content carriers is entered into the magnified area, the processing subsystem is configured to display enhanced information corresponding to one or more media content instances transmitted via the particular content carrier.

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


Color recapture using polarization recovery in a color-field sequential display system
Patent No. 10230928 

Inventor(s): Alexander Lyubarsky (Dallas, TX), Gregory Scott Pettitt (Farmersville, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14921438 on 10/23/2015 (1236 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image may be formed in a projection system by forming a light beam with substantially a first polarization. The light beam is directed onto a first color wheel that transmits a first selected color portion of the light beam and reflects a second color portion of the light beam. The reflected second color portion is converted to a second polarization. A first portion of the image is produced with a first spatial light modulator using the first selected color portion of the light beam having the first polarization. A second portion of the image is produced with a second spatial light modulator using at least a portion of the reflected second color portion of the light beam having the second polarization. The first portion of the image and the second portion of the image are combined to form a combined image for projection.

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


Decoding device, encoding device, decoding method, encoding method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium
Patent No. 10230963 

Inventor(s): Yukinobu Yasugi (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882592 on 01/29/2018 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coding device and a decoding device are configured to include an estimated prediction mode deciding section ([b]122[/b][i]a[/i]) including: a reference block selecting section ([b]1223[/b][i]a[/i]) for selecting a reference block for use in estimating an intra-prediction mode for a subject block; an estimating number deciding section ([b]1222[/b][i]a[/i]) for deciding an estimating number of estimated values to be estimated for the intra-prediction mode; and an estimated prediction mode deriving section ([b]1221[/b][i]a[/i]) for estimating, based on a reference block, the estimating number of estimated values of the prediction mode.

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


Method and apparatus for video encoding and/or decoding to prevent start code confusion
Patent No. 10230989 

Inventor(s): Akira Osamoto (Plano, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Vivienne Sze (Dallas, TX), Yasutomo Matsuba (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13529446 on 06/21/2012 (2455 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and a video processor for preventing start code confusion. The method includes aligning bytes of a slice header relating to slice data when the slice header is not byte aligned or inserting differential data at the end of the slice header before the slice data when the slice header is byte aligned, performing emulation prevention byte insertion on the slice header, and combine the slice header and the slice data after performing emulation prevention byte insertion.

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


Cognitive geofencing
Patent No. 10231081 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15885542 on 01/31/2018 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device and method is usable to determine a cognitive geofence according to a plurality of data points. The computing device may analyze the plurality of data points to determine a cognitive dimension associated with each of the data points and a location associated with each of the data points. The computing device may determine the cognitive geofence based at least in part on the determined cognitive dimension and the determined location associated with at least some of the plurality of data points. After determining the cognitive geofence, the computing device may transmit the determined cognitive geofence to a terminal device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cognitive geofencing
Patent No. 10231082 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15885547 on 01/31/2018 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device and method is usable to determine a cognitive geofence according to a plurality of data points. The computing device may analyze the plurality of data points to determine a cognitive dimension associated with each of the data points and a location associated with each of the data points. The computing device may determine the cognitive geofence based at least in part on the determined cognitive dimension and the determined location associated with at least some of the plurality of data points. After determining the cognitive geofence, the computing device may transmit the determined cognitive geofence to a terminal device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cognitive geofencing
Patent No. 10231083 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15885549 on 01/31/2018 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device and method is usable to determine a cognitive geofence according to a plurality of data points. The computing device may analyze the plurality of data points to determine an emotional state of a user of a user equipment and a cognitive environment in an area proximate to the user of the user equipment. The computing device may determine the cognitive geofence based at least in part on the emotional state of the user of the user equipment and the cognitive environment in the area proximate to the user of the user equipment. After determining the cognitive geofence, the computing device may transmit the determined cognitive geofence to a terminal device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Pedestrian traffic monitoring and analysis using location and authentication of mobile computing devices
Patent No. 10231092 

Inventor(s): Craig S. Etchegoyen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Uniloc 2017 LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15415726 on 01/25/2017 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: Numerous mobile devices report their respective locations to a server which collects the location reports to provide real-time pedestrian traffic information, e.g., as a map that shows locations of individual mobile devices. Distribution of mobile devices in a geographic area more closely represents overall population locations and densities. Each device is identified by a digital fingerprint, formed from a number of system and device configuration parameters. Each mobile device is configured to periodically report its location, e.g., at a predetermined time interval and/or whenever the mobile device determines its location for another reason. A known location of a wireless network access point to which a mobile device is connected can serve as an estimated location of the mobile device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for external group identification in wireless networks
Patent No. 10231113 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15941627 on 03/30/2018 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a request to generate a device group for a group of user equipment (UE) devices from an application server and identify a group of Home Subscriber Server (HSS) devices that store subscriber profiles for the group of UE devices. The processor may be further configured to send a request to a provisioning system to generate HSS subgroups in the group of HSS devices, with different HSS subgroups associated with different HSS devices and each HSS subgroup including at least one of the UE devices; receive, from the provisioning system, an indication that the HSS subgroups were generated; generate a mapping from the device group to the HSS subgroups; and process messages received from the application server for the device group based on the generated mapping.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Sending data rate information to a wireless access network node
Patent No. 10231150 

Inventor(s): Yi Song (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15263190 on 09/12/2016 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first wireless access network node sets a data rate for communication of data between a second wireless access network node and a user equipment (UE) that is concurrently connected to the first wireless access network node and the second wireless access network node. The first wireless access network node sends information relating to the data rate to the second wireless access network node for use by the second wireless access network node in controlling data communication between the second wireless access network node and the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for distributed and integrated mobility support for mobile networks and mobile hosts
Patent No. 10231164 

Inventor(s): Hinghung Anthony Chan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670944 on 08/07/2017 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for updating location information includes detecting a change in mobility of a second device, and determining whether an update condition has been met. When the update condition has been met, the method also includes updating a first location management function in accordance with location information of the second device, and forwarding the location information of the second device to a second location management function.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Remote radio unit and baseband unit for asymetric radio area network channel processing
Patent No. 10231232 

Inventor(s): Geng Wu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intel IP Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14578045 on 12/19/2014 (1544 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments describe example radio access networks where uplink and downlink communications operate asymmetrically. In one embodiment, an inverse fast Fourier transform and an add cyclic prefix operation is performed on a downlink communications by a baseband unit. In an uplink communication using the same baseband unit, a corresponding fast Fourier transform and a remove cyclic prefix operation are performed at a remote radio unit. This generates different levels of traffic on a physical communication link between the baseband unit and the remote radio unit for uplink and downlink communications with similar characteristics.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for random access in heterogeneous communications systems
Patent No. 10231247 

Inventor(s): Bingyu Qu (Schaumberg, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14038196 on 09/26/2013 (1993 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment includes receiving a set of first random access channel (RACH) parameters associated with a first group of identifiers, and wherein identifiers in the first group of identifiers are used for generating pseudo-random sequences, and performing a random access procedure in accordance with the set of first RACH parameters and the first group of identifiers.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and systems for maintaining the illumination intensity of light emitting diodes
Patent No. 10231308 

Inventor(s): George Berman (Dallas, TX), Jim Coker (Allen, TX), John B. Gunter (Flower Mound, TX), Vadim Zlotnikov (Dallas, TX), Valeriy K. Berger (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Luminator Holding LP (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15698207 on 09/07/2017 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.

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


Fluidly cooled power electronics assemblies having a thermo-electric generator
Patent No. 10231364 

Inventor(s): Chi-Ming Wang (Ann Arbor, MI), Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (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: 15332537 on 10/24/2016 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power electronics assembly that includes a first cooling chip fluidly coupled to a second cooling chip. The first cooling chip and the second cooling chip each include a cooling chip fluid inlet, a cooling chip fluid outlet, and one or more cooling chip fluid channels extending between and fluidly coupled to the cooling chip fluid inlet and the cooling chip fluid outlet. The power electronics assembly also includes a semiconductor device positioned between and thermally coupled to the first cooling chip and the second cooling chip and a thermo-electric generator positioned between and thermally coupled to the semiconductor device and one of the first cooling chip or the second cooling chip.

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


Mobile equipment customization using a single manufacturing configuration
Patent No. RE047297 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): David Brandon Sosby (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): 2236008 Ontario Inc. (Waterloo, , CA), BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Ridout Maybee LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15355729 on 11/18/2016 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: Personalization of a mobile device, including receiving at the mobile device a unique code; selecting, from a plurality of personalization policies stored on the mobile device a personalization policy that corresponds to the unique code; and storing the selected personalization policy in a persistent protected storage element of the mobile device. Customizing a mobile device, including determining at the mobile device a unique code; selecting, from a plurality of customized data sets stored on the mobile device a data set that corresponds to the unique code; and activating the selected data set on the mobile device. Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Place setting band
Patent No. D842624 

Inventor(s): Margaret H. Tummarello (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29573791 on 08/09/2016 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Anti-kink grommet
Patent No. D842687 

Inventor(s): Stacy McBride (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): FTW Telecom, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29559592 on 03/30/2016 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Insulated cover for whole-house fan
Patent No. D842977 

Inventor(s): Grayson M. Griffin (Grand Prairie, TX), Robert B. Holland (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): AIR VENT, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29588488 on 12/21/2016 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Compartmentalized garbage can
Patent No. D843078 

Inventor(s): Nophadonh Thitakham (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29615376 on 08/29/2017 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

All logos and brand images are the property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only. Any trademarks cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

The feature image is an artist’s concept and/or artistic impression for illustration and editorial display purposes only unless otherwise stated in the image caption. The image(s) do not represent any condition at present, or in the future, and are not intended to represent specific patents unless otherwise stated in the photo description and/or photo credit(s).

As of June 12, 2018, unassigned patents with a local inventor may be included.

For additional details on patents granted, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database

Get on the list.
Dallas Innovates, every day. 

Sign up here to get what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

One click, and you’re done.   
View previous emails.

 

Comments are closed.