Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of July 10

Patents granted include Futurewei’s rotatable, panoramic camera for mobile devices; Nokia’s group messaging apparatus within a communication network; and Vbike's smart bicycle locks.

An illustration from Futurewei’s patent No. 10021296 shows a rotating camera that can be attached to an electronic device to create a panoramic image.

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include assigned patents granted to local entities or those with a North Texas inventor. As of June 12, 2018, unassigned patents with a local inventor are included. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of July 10, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

97 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 8
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 5
CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas) 4
TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano) 4
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 3
VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson) 3

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco) 2
Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

103 days
RFID disruption device and related methods
Patent No. 10019663-B1
Assignee: CURIO LTD. (Fort Worth)
Inventors: Gregory L. Horne (Argyle), James C. Adams (Burleson)

6,123 days
Facilitating the negotiation of standards for inter-enterprise collaboration between trading partners
Patent No. 10019683-B1
Assignee: JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Inventors: Ramsyam Missula (Irving), Ranjit N. Notani (Southlake)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Method for decreasing skeletal muscle damage and/or oxidative stress in mammals
Patent No. 10016382 

Inventor(s): Johnny Lopez (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Lonza Inc. (Allendale, NJ)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14736775 on 06/11/2015 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reducing muscle damage and/or oxidative stress in active mammals as disclosed. In one embodiment, the mammals are administered a carnitine supplement. The L-carnitine supplement may be administered without any other pharmaceutical or drug products. After physical activity the L-carnitine supplement can lower myoglobin, TBARS, and creatine kinase in the bloodstream.

[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)


Wound care and infusion method and system utilizing a thermally-treated therapeutic agent
Patent No. 10016583 

Inventor(s): Tony Quisenberry (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): ThermoTek, Inc. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14197324 on 03/05/2014 (1588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A combination therapy pad that includes a first layer and a second layer operatively coupled to the first layer. A fiber-optic array is disposed between the first layer and the second layer. A third layer is operatively coupled to the first layer. The third layer includes a vacuum tube in fluid communication with a vacuum source and a therapeutic fluid tube in fluid communication with a therapeutic fluid source. The third layer provides at least one of vacuum therapy and therapeutic fluid treatment to a wound area.

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


Block copolymer and micelle compositions and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10017598 

Inventor(s): David Boothman (Dallas, TX), Jinming Gao (Plano, TX), Kejin Zhou (Dallas, TX), Yiguang Wang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15662184 on 07/27/2017 (348 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


 

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

[PATENT BELOW, IMAGE VIA USPTO]

Spray bottle assembly
Patent No. 10016772 

Inventor(s): Narasimha Rao Kothapalli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): EID PARRY (INDIA) LIMITED (, , IN), INDIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOMBAY (, , IN)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15053240 on 02/25/2016 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes a spray bottle assembly ([b]100[/b]) which provides separate compartments for containing two or more constituents of a formulation, thereby, preventing premixing of the constituents before the first use, hence, increasing shelf life in a hassle-free way. The spray bottle assembly ([b]100[/b]) comprises a spray head ([b]200[/b]) for discharging the constituents of a formulation stored in the spray bottle assembly ([b]100[/b]), a container bottle ([b]300[/b]) for storing a passive constituent of the formulation; a storage receptacle ([b]400[/b]) coupled with the container bottle ([b]300[/b]), wherein said storage receptacle ([b]400[/b]) facilitates the storage of an active constituent of the formulation isolated from the passive constituent; and a dispensing means ([b]500[/b]) integrated with the storage receptacle ([b]400[/b]).

[B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5]


Fluid turbine systems for harnessing light radiant energy, thermal energy and kinetic energy in vehicles and methods of operating thereof
Patent No. 10017053 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Gaither (Torrance, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14871528 on 09/30/2015 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid turbine system is provided for harnessing light radiant energy, thermal energy and/or kinetic energy of a vehicle. At least one fluid tube is coupled with a body portion of the vehicle. At least a portion of the at least one fluid tube is positioned proximal to the vehicle”s roof, the trunk and/or hood. The at least one fluid tube contains a fluid configured to expand in response to receiving light radiant energy or thermal energy. At least one fluid turbine is coupled with the at least one fluid tube and has blades configured to be rotated by the fluid. A generator converts kinetic energy from the rotation of the blades of the at least one fluid turbine to electrical energy stored in the battery. Valves and/or pumps may control the fluid flow for enhancing generation of electrical energy using light radiant energy, thermal energy and/or kinetic energy.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


System and method for pulsing display to provide coasting coach guidance
Patent No. 10017172 

Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15342034 on 11/02/2016 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing coasting guidance for a vehicle and improving visibility of the indicator, on the display, to indicate to the driver to begin coasting. The coasting guidance system includes a display configured to display an indicator to a driver to begin coasting. The coasting guidance system includes an electronic control unit coupled to the display. The electronic control unit is configured to determine a location of a stop event for the vehicle and determine a braking location for the vehicle based on the location of the stop event for the vehicle. The electronic control unit is configured to determine an ideal coasting location for the vehicle based on the braking location for the vehicle and cause an indicator on the display to pulse at or within a threshold distance of the ideal coasting location to indicate to the driver to begin coasting.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]


Continuous track covering device
Patent No. 10017217 

Inventor(s): Ricardo Villarreal, Jr. (Crowley, TX), Ricardo Villarreal, Sr. (Crowley, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Global Intellectual Property Agency, LLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14993180 on 01/12/2016 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A continuous track covering device for a continuous track vehicle that prevents dirt and debris from falling therefrom when the vehicle is being transported. The continuous track covering device includes a cover having a first panel, a second panel, and a third panel linearly aligned with one another. The cover can be wrapped around the exposed portions of a continuous track of a continuous track vehicle when the vehicle is being transported. The device further includes one or more loop fasteners that can receive a strap therethrough and one or more pockets that can receive a magnet therein, wherein the straps and magnets are used to removably secure the cover to the continuous track. Additionally, one or more side hooks are included on the cover to further secure the cover to the continuous track.

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


Rotor mast assembly
Patent No. 10017247 

Inventor(s): David Elliott (Azle, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15611813 on 06/02/2017 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft rotor mast assembly that includes a composite rotor mast and a rotor housing surrounding the rotor mast. The rotor mast includes a first end, a second end, and a length therebetween. The rotor mast includes a plurality of circular openings proximate the first end to accommodate bolts for the fixation of a rotor hub to the rotor mast. The second end of the rotor mast includes a flange, wherein the flange defines a plurality of openings therethrough to accommodate the attachment of the rotor mast to a transmission.

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


Soft food and beverage dispenser
Patent No. 10017371 

Inventor(s): Erwin Vulpitta (Frisco, TX), Scott Northuis (Otsego, MN), Tracy Vulpitta (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TRV Dispense, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Harper Bates Champion LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15281943 on 09/30/2016 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dispenser machine for storing and dispensing viscous foods and beverages and provides for the efficient and safe dispensation of a viscous food or beverage product that is contained in a flexible product container and which does not come into direct contact with the dispenser equipment. The dispenser includes an evacuation system which includes a weighted roller or slidable weight in contact with one or more sides of the product container and which operates by force of gravity to pressure and direct the food or beverage product contained in the container toward and out of the bag or container tube spout. A pump unit, which is configurable to provide for the dispensation of both food and beverage products with different viscosities by the addition or removal of one or pump pins, draws product from the container as desired and the pump unit pins operate to pinch and prevent the flow of product from the container tube spout after the pump is shut off.

[B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5]


Abrasive coating and manufacture and use methods
Patent No. 10018056 

Inventor(s): Eric W. Stratton (Mansfield, TX), Michael J. Minor (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): United Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Bachman LaPointe, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14750415 on 06/25/2015 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for applying an abrasive comprises: applying, to a substrate, the integral combination of a self-braze material, an abrasive, a matrix in which the abrasive is at least partially embedded, and an intermediate layer between the self-braze material and the matrix; and heating to cause the self-braze material to braze to the substrate.

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


 

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

Mitotic kinesin inhibitors and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10017482 

Inventor(s): Eli M. Wallace (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Array BioPharma Inc. (Boulder, CO)
Law Firm: Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15357613 on 11/21/2016 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Fermentation cooling system
Patent No. 10017722 

Inventor(s): Justin Glasgow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI)
Law Firm: Price Heneveld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15166651 on 05/27/2016 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fermentation system having a vessel defining a chamber for holding liquids and including a lower aperture. An insulating jacket is disposed around the vessel. A cooling fluid is disposed between the insulating jacket and the vessel. The cooling fluid is in fluid communication with a fluid pump. A refrigerant line is wrapped around the vessel and is configured to cool the fluid and the vessel, resulting in cooling of liquids disposed in the chamber. A beverage line operably couples the lower aperture with a dispensing spigot. The beverage line is wrapped around the vessel and is at least partially submerged in the fluid. A sediment drain line is disposed below the lower aperture and configured to drain sediment that accumulates on a bottom of the vessel.

[C12C] BREWING OF BEER (cleaning of raw materials A23N; pitching or depitching machines, cellar tools C12L; propagating yeasts C12N 1/14)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Fire-resistance-rated thermally insulating and sealing system for use with curtain wall structures
Patent No. 10017939 

Inventor(s): Arndt Andresen (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Schaan, , LI)
Law Firm: Crowell Moring LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14950886 on 11/24/2015 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: A construction for effectively thermally insulating and sealing of a safing slot between a floor of a building and an exterior wall construction is disclosed. The exterior wall construction includes a curtain wall configuration defined by an interior wall glass surface including one or more aluminum framing members, where the vision glass extends to the finished floor level below. The thermally insulating and sealing system includes an offset leg framing element for receiving the insulating elements and positioned in the zero spandrel area of a glass curtain wall construction including only vision glass to maintain thermally insulating and sealing of the safing slot during exposure to fire and heat in order to maintain a complete seal extending across the safing slot.

[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)


Method and apparatus for treating a well
Patent No. 10018013 

Inventor(s): Douglas N. Love (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Texian Resources (Granbury, TX)
Law Firm: Tumey L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676387 on 08/14/2017 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool for forming a valve seat within a well that is capable of catching an obstruction will prevent flow of fluid downstream of the seat. The seat is formed by expanding a sleeve with a ring positioned around its periphery or as a subsequent step in the process. As the sleeve is expanded over the ring, the seat is formed. Once the seat is formed, an obstruction in the form of a ball or dart is dropped down to the seat. The sleeve acts as a stop for a secondary valve seat which catches the obstruction.

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


Multilateral junction with mechanical stiffeners
Patent No. 10018019 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14442474 on 07/16/2014 (1455 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example multi-bore junction assembly includes a connector body having an upper end and a lower end, the lower end providing a main bore leg receptacle and a lateral bore leg receptacle, a main bore leg coupled to the main bore leg receptacle and extending longitudinally therefrom, a lateral bore leg coupled to the lateral bore leg receptacle and extending longitudinally therefrom, wherein the main and lateral bore legs are round, tubular structures, and a first mechanical stiffener arranged on the main bore leg and a second mechanical stiffener arranged on the lateral bore leg, wherein the first and second mechanical stiffeners each exhibit a generally D-shaped cross-section.

[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]


Steam operated injection and production device
Patent No. 10018024 

Inventor(s): Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15541060 on 03/04/2015 (1224 days app to issue)

Abstract: A steam operated flow control device and method is disclosed. In one mode, the flow control device enables steam to be injected into a subterranean formation region containing hydrocarbons. In another mode, the flow control device enables the hydrocarbons to be produced from the subterranean formation to the surface. The flow control device includes a piston disposed between a housing and a mandrel having aligned ports, which slides between a first position where one set of ports align with the ports in the housing and the mandrel and a second position where another set of smaller ports align with the ports in the housing and mandrel. The piston is operated by a bellows having a chamber which contains a fluid. The fluid responds to temperature and/or pressure variations.

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


System and method for surface steerable drilling
Patent No. 10018028 

Inventor(s): Teddy C. Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15014857 on 02/03/2016 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and apparatus for displaying toolface orientation data including a surface steerable system for controlling drilling direction of a bottom hole assembly (BHA). The surface steerable system configured to receive toolface orientation data from the BHA and generate display data responsive thereto. A circular chart display is generated responsive to the display data responsive to the display data from the surface steerable system, the circular chart display representing current and historical toolface orientation data. The current and historical toolface orientation data is represented as an arc indicator defined on the circular chart illustrating a range in degrees of the current and historical toolface orientations.

[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]


Apparatus and methods for evaluating systems associated with wellheads
Patent No. 10018031 

Inventor(s): Scott Hunter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. FLOW CONTROL, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15211198 on 07/15/2016 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, data identifying a component is received, wherein the component is part of a system associated with a wellhead. A location at which the component is positioned relative to one or more other components is identified. The useful remaining operational life of the component is predicted based on at least an operational parameter specific to the location, and the operational history of the component or one or more components equivalent thereto. According to another aspect, a model representing at least a portion of a proposed system associated with a wellhead is generated, the model comprising a plurality of objects, each of which has a proposed location and represents an existing component. The useful remaining operational life for each object is predicted based on an operational parameter at the corresponding proposed location, and data associated with the respective operational history of the existing component.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
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Internal combustion engine with paired, parallel, offset pistons
Patent No. 10018112 

Inventor(s): Allen Cocanougher (North Richland Hills, TX), Robert Allen Cocanougher, Jr. (North Richland Hills, TX), Robert Allen Cocanougher, Sr. (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): WISE MOTOR WORKS, LTD. (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: Cozen O”Connor (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15821138 on 11/22/2017 (230 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal combustion engine; wherein at least two cylinders continuously communicate via the cylinder head; and wherein the connecting rod in one cylinder is offset from the connecting rod in the second cylinder by a first angle between 8 and 12 degrees as measured from the crankshaft, and a camshaft having a second offset of one-half of the first angle offset.

[F02B] INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES; COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL (cyclically operating valves therefor F01L; lubricating internal-combustion engines F01M; gas-flow silencers or exhaust apparatus therefor F01N; cooling of internal-combustion engines F01P; internal-combustion turbines F02C; plants in which engines use combustion products F02C, F02G)


Reversing valve
Patent No. 10018387 

Inventor(s): Chris McHugh (Plano, TX), Eric Giles (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13428443 on 03/23/2012 (2300 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reversing valve comprising a valve body having an internal cavity therein and an input port, output port and first and second reversing ports. A baffle is located within the internal cavity and is configured to rotate around a pivot point within the internal cavity. At least one electromagnet is coupled to the valve body. The electromagnet is configured to cause the baffle to rotate in one of the clockwise direction or counter-clock wise direction when a voltage is applied to the electromagnet.

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


System for calibration of a compressor unit in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system
Patent No. 10018394 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15793050 on 10/25/2017 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for a system for calibrating operation of a compressor unit in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A measuring device measures an operating parameter of the HVAC system at a position where the measuring device is mounted on a refrigerant line of the HVAC system. The measuring device switches states when the value of the measured operating parameter reaches a switching value. A controller estimates a value of the first operating parameter at the position where the first measuring device is mounted on the refrigerant line, and the controller determines whether the estimated first operating parameter is within a threshold percentage of the switching value.

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


Defrost operation management in heat pumps
Patent No. 10018400 

Inventor(s): Bruce Perkins (Carrollton, TX), Mark Olsen (Carrollton, TX), Yi Qu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13965543 on 08/13/2013 (1792 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a heat pump may include heating operations and defrost operations. The heat pump may monitor cycle time(s) for one or more of the operations. Defrost operation(s) in the heat pump may be automatically adjusted based at least partially on cycle times.

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


Hinged holster for a firearm
Patent No. 10018447 

Inventor(s): Michael B Alford (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15275328 on 09/23/2016 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A firearm holster has a plate, a firearm enclosure configured to carry a firearm, and an elastic hinge. The hinge couples the plate to the enclosure and allows for relative motion between the plate and enclosure about the hinge. This relative motion about the elastic hinge during use allows for parts of a hand of a user to be inserted between the plate and enclosure when establishing or maintaining a grip on a firearm carried by the holster.

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


Quick connect testing jig
Patent No. 10018533 

Inventor(s): Solomon J. Forsythe (Richmond, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14722305 on 05/27/2015 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for temporarily coupling an emission sampling device to a vehicle. The system may include an adaptor having a body and a conduit secured to a body. The conduit may define a coupling portion for connection to a source of emissions. An extension arm may be provided movably coupled to the body, including a gripping end configured to align with and grippingly engage a structure of the vehicle. A drive mechanism may be provided for displacing the extension arm with respect to the body. The gripping end of the extension arm may cooperate with the structure of the vehicle and the drive mechanism to exert a compressive force between the coupling portion of the conduit and the source of emissions.

[F01N] GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES (arrangements in connection with gas exhaust of propulsion units in vehicles B60K 13/00; combustion-air intake silencers specially adapted for, or arranged on, internal-combustion engines F02M 35/00; protecting against, or damping, noise in general G10K 11/16)


 

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Ducted rotor unmanned aerial vehicles
Patent No. 10017249 

Inventor(s): Bryan Edwards (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Aevena, Inc. (San Bruno, CA)
Law Firm: KPPB LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15243887 on 08/22/2016 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the invention can be utilized to implement unmanned aerial vehicles (”UAVs”) designed for autonomous operation in cluttered environments, indoor environments and/or as photography drones. One embodiment includes: launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV); performing in flight path planning to scan an area for people using the UAV; detecting the presence of at least one subject by processing image data captured by at least one camera on the UAV; determining at least one pose from which to capture images of detected at least one subject using the UAV; performing path planning to navigate the UAV to the determined at least one pose; and capturing images of the detected at least one subject using at least one camera on the UAV when the UAV is posed in one of the determined at least one pose.

[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)


Self-powered tactile pressure sensors
Patent No. 10018525 

Inventor(s): Donald P. Butler (Colleyville, TX), Zeynep Celik-Butler (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15032435 on 10/30/2014 (1349 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a self-powered tactile pressure sensor includes a flexible substrate, an array of piezoelectric crystalline nanorods each having a bottom end and a top end, the nanorods being generally perpendicular to the substrate, a top electrode that is electrically coupled to the top ends of the nanorods, and a bottom electrode that is electrically coupled to the bottom ends of the nanorods.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Method for stop sign law enforcement using motion vectors in video streams
Patent No. 10018703 

Inventor(s): Edgar A. Bernal (Webster, NY), Orhan Bulan (Greece, NY), Robert P. Loce (Webster, NY)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13613174 on 09/13/2012 (2126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for enforcing traffic signal compliance includes acquiring a series of temporal related image frames including a target area. Each image frame includes pixel data representative of the target area. The method includes generating one or more motion vectors between two or more of the image frames. The motion vectors are the type produced by compressing the pixel data associated with the two or more image frames. The method includes associating a cluster of motion vectors with a vehicle. The method further includes tracking a position of the vehicle across the two or more image frames. Using the tracking results, the method includes determining whether the vehicle stops in the target area. For the vehicle being determined as not stopping, the method includes signaling an occurrence of noncompliance.

[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


Vehicle technology and telematics passenger control enabler
Patent No. 10019053 

Inventor(s): Moshe Stetson Betancourt (San Pedro, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15275007 on 09/23/2016 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for enabling telematics in a vehicle. A telematics system for enabling telematics in a vehicle including multiple user interface elements that operate one or more telematics devices. The multiple user interface elements include a respective user interface element. The telematics system includes one or more sensors configured to provide driver control information and passenger presence information and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is connected to the one or more sensors. The electronic control unit is configured to obtain the passenger presence information and the driver control information. The electronic control unit is configured to enable the respective user interface element during operation of the vehicle based on the driver control information and the passenger presence information.

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


Out of order memory command fetching
Patent No. 10019161 

Inventor(s): Amir Turjeman (Beer Sheva, , IL), Shay Benisty (Beer Sheva, , IL), Tal Sharifie (Beer Sheva, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14928384 on 10/30/2015 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method that allows out of order fetching of host non-volatile memory commands can improve and maximize the memory device performance. The memory device can examine the non-volatile memory command headers available in the non-volatile memory command queue to select one or more, non-volatile memory commands to be fetched, in an optimum order and executed according to currently available resources in the memory device. The memory device can optimize performance of the non-volatile memory commands by re-ordering the host commands fetched from the host memory.

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


Systems and methods for decoupling host commands in a non-volatile memory system
Patent No. 10019171 

Inventor(s): Yiftach Tzori (Michamanim, , IL)
Assignee(s): Sandisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15088596 on 04/01/2016 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for decoupling host commands in a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. In one implementation, a non-volatile memory system includes a non-volatile memory and a controller in communication with the non-volatile memory. The controller is configured to translate a first command that is formatted according to a communication protocol to a second command that is formatted generically, store the first command in an expected queue, and store the second command in the expected queue with a command priority. The controller is further configured to execute the second command based on the command priority, translate a result of the executed second command into a format according to the communication protocol, and transmit the result of the executed second command in the format according to the communication protocol to a host system dependent upon a position of the first command in the expected queue.

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


Read operation delay
Patent No. 10019174 

Inventor(s): Akshay Mathur (Los Gatos, CA), Brian Walter O”Krafka (Austin, TX), Johann George (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14924592 on 10/27/2015 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device may be configured to determine a delay associated with execution of a read operation responsive to a read command for data stored at the storage device. The storage device may send a notification that indicates the delay, that includes data that indicates a duration of the delay, or both. In response to receiving the notification, an access device may be configured to generate a second read command for redundant associated with data stored at the storage device.

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


Data storage facility solution management system with improved search accuracy
Patent No. 10019205 

Inventor(s): David W. Covert (Ontario, NY), Robert William Burke, Jr. (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fox Rothschild LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15366438 on 12/01/2016 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed computing system for managing solutions for print device support requests includes a solution data store and a solution processing system. The system receives a support request via the user interface that includes input data and search terms that pertain to an issue with a print device. The system uses the input data and the search terms to generate a search query, and queries the solution data store using the search query to identify a list of possible solutions for the support request. The system receives a selection of the possible solutions. For each selection, the system generates a session record for the support request, correlates the possible solution associated with the selection with the input data and search terms, generates factors based on the correlation, and uses the generated factors to update fields of a solution index in the data store for the possible solution.

[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]


Secure packaging software and deployment system
Patent No. 10019251 

Inventor(s): Matthew Montgomery (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15081893 on 03/27/2016 (835 days app to issue)

Abstract: A security software packaging and deployment system is provided. The system may provide a platform for communication between ClickOnce and a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet via a computer-readable language. The system may also include a three-tiered security module. A first tier may delete the combination application upon receipt of an unauthorized attempt to access the combination application. A second tier may terminate the combination application if a predetermined file is unavailable. A third tier may encode a password of the spreadsheet in a mathematical formula; and store the decrypt key in a non-descriptive variable name. The system may include an administration module. The administration module may enable an administrative user to emulate a non-administrative user and log into the combination application as one of a plurality of roles.

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


Virtual appliance manager
Patent No. 10019272 

Inventor(s): Akshaya Mahapatra (Richardson, TX), Lade Gaurang (Richardson, TX), Sayajirao Patil (Richardson, TX), Zunhe Jin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14078300 on 11/12/2013 (1701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer readable media for managing virtual appliances are provided. The method includes discovering each of a plurality of components of an enterprise solution, the enterprise solution encompassing a plurality of virtual appliances and relationships among the plurality of virtual appliances. Each of the plurality of virtual appliances has one or more virtual machines, and the plurality of virtual appliances are implemented in a physical computing environment. The method includes reconfiguring the plurality of components in response to a change in a configuration of one or more of the plurality of components.

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


Systems and methods for distributed atomic storage operations
Patent No. 10019320 

Inventor(s): Ashish Batwara (Fremont, CA), Dhananjoy Das (Sunnyvale, CA), Nick Piggin (Yarralumla, , AU), Nisha Talagala (Livermore, CA), Swaminathan Sundararaman (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14298791 on 06/06/2014 (1495 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aggregation module combines a plurality of logical address spaces to form a conglomerated address space. The logical address spaces comprising the conglomerated address space may correspond to different respective storage modules and/or storage devices. An atomic aggregation module coordinates atomic storage operations within the conglomerated address space, and which span multiple storage modules. The aggregation module may identify the storage modules used to implement the atomic storage request, assign a sequence indicator to the atomic storage request, and issue atomic storage requests (sub-requests) to the storage modules. The storage modules may be configured to store a completion tag comprising the sequence indicator upon completing the sub-requests issued thereto. The aggregation module may identify incomplete atomic storage requests based on the completion information stored on the storage modules.

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


Computer implemented system and method and computer program product for a test framework for orchestration workflows
Patent No. 10019344 

Inventor(s): Nilay B Chheda (San Jose, CA), Vandana Rao (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14841145 on 08/31/2015 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for a test framework for orchestration workflows. For example, a method in accordance with some embodiments includes accessing a workflow test function library comprised of a plurality of workflow test functions. A workflow test function is a function that tests an orchestration workflow component. A plurality of workflow test suites may be accessed, each of which is comprised of one or more workflow tests. A workflow test hook is inserted into a target orchestration workflow component. The inserted workflow test hook is associated with at least one of the plurality of workflow test suites. The inserted workflow test hook is invoked thereby causing each of workflow tests to be performed on the target workflow test component. Target orchestration workflow component test result information is received from the target orchestration workflow component and the target workflow component test result information is outputted.

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


Systems and methods for adaptive reserve storage
Patent No. 10019352 

Inventor(s): Michael Brown (Campbell, CA), Ned Plasson (Park City, UT), Nisha Talagala (Livermore, CA), Robert Wood (Niwot, CO)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14333365 on 07/16/2014 (1455 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage layer may over-provision physical storage resources of a storage medium by reserving a portion of the full physical storage capacity of the storage medium for use as reserve capacity. The reserve capacity may be used to prevent write stall conditions and/or for grooming operations, such as storage recovery, refresh, and the like. A reserve module may be configured to adapt the reserve capacity in accordance with, inter alia, operating conditions on the storage layer. The reserve module may be configured to dynamically modify the storage capacity available through the storage layer. A cache layer configured to cache data of a backing store on the storage layer, may be configured to add and/or remove cache entries in response to changes in the reserve capacity.

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


Mechanism for optimizing parallel execution of queries on symmetric resources
Patent No. 10019478 

Inventor(s): Fang Cao (San Jose, CA), Masood Mortazavi (Santa Clara, CA), Mengmeng Chen (San Jose, CA), Yanchen Liu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14477296 on 09/04/2014 (1405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method that comprises receiving a logical execution plan for a database query corresponding to a plurality of tables of the database, wherein the logical execution plan comprises one or more operators, receiving an operator cost for each of the operators in the logical execution plan, computing a first accumulated processing cost for a first of the tables based on the logical execution plan, operator selectivity, and operator costs corresponding to the first table, computing a second accumulated processing cost for a second of the tables based on the logical execution plan, operator selectivity, and operator costs corresponding to the second table, comparing the first accumulated processing cost and the second accumulated processing cost to determine a table with the highest accumulated processing cost, and responsive to comparing the accumulated processing costs, computing a physical execution plan that requires partitioning the table with the highest accumulated processing cost.

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


RFID disruption device and related methods
Patent No. 10019663 

Inventor(s): Gregory L. Horne (Argyle, TX), James C. Adams (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): CURIO LTD. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Hogan Lovells US LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15939551 on 03/29/2018 (103 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods of disrupting data transfer between an RFID interrogation device ([b]50, 50[/b]) and an RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]) to be protected, are provided. An example of an embodiment of an RFID signal disruptor device includes a container ([b]41, 141[/b]) and an RFID signal disruptor circuit ([b]151, 161, 161, 171, 171, 271, 271[/b]) configured to substantially disrupt the signal provided by the RFID interrogation device ([b]50, 50[/b]) when the RFID signal disruptor device is positioned to protect the RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]). The RFID signal disruptor device can also include an interrogation indicator ([b]63, 296[/b]) configured to indicate to a user of the RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]) that an unauthorized RFID interrogation device ([b]50, 50[/b]) is attempting to interrogate the RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]) when the RFID signal disruptor device is positioned in close proximity to the RFID data storage device ([b]30, 30[/b]) to provide protection thereto and when the RFID interrogation device ([b]50, 50[/b]) is producing the interrogation signal.

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


Learning mobility user choice and demand models from public transport fare collection data
Patent No. 10019671 

Inventor(s): Arturo Mondragon Cardenas (Fontaine, , FR), Frederic Roulland (Le Versoud, , FR), Guillaume M. Bouchard (Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, , FR), Luis Rafael Ulloa Paredes (Meylan, , FR)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14737964 on 06/12/2015 (1124 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for learning a demand model and simulation parameters from validation information. Validation information is received from automatic fare collection systems and trips are reconstructed from the validation information. Origins, destinations, and arrival/departure times are estimated from the reconstructed trips. A demand model is then generated from the origins, destinations, and times. Assignment model parameters are then learned from the received validation information and demand model via iterative simulations. Infrastructure changes are made to a simulated transportation network based on the assignment and demand model using the learned parameters. A simulated response of the transportation network to the infrastructure change is then output.

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


Facilitating the negotiation of standards for inter-enterprise collaboration between trading partners
Patent No. 10019683 

Inventor(s): Ramsyam Missula (Irving, TX), Ranjit N. Notani (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 09971718 on 10/04/2001 (6123 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that facilitates the negotiation of a standard for inter-enterprise collaboration between trading partners includes a set of meta-model elements. Each element in the set can be negotiated by enterprises and incorporated into a negotiated meta-model that describes an agreement between the enterprises as to collaborations between the enterprises. Each element in the set describes a portion of a potential standard for collaboration between enterprises. The system also includes a meta-model negotiation service that receives an indication that enterprises wish to negotiate a standard for collaborations between the enterprises and provides access to the set of elements and receive selections of one or more of the elements for negotiation and incorporation into a negotiated meta-model. The negotiated meta-model describes an agreement between the enterprises as to collaborations between the enterprises.

[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]


Adaptive enterprise workflow management system
Patent No. 10019684 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin N. Cismas (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14744676 on 06/19/2015 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: A centralized workflow management system is described that provides for the ability to manage workflows existing throughout a large enterprise regardless of the format of the workflow platform/system providing the workflows. The system and other embodiments provide for workflow extensibility, such that changes to existing workflows and/or addition of new workflows result in automatic adaption to all downstream and upstream workflows that are affected by the change or addition.

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


Methods for tracking and analyzing automotive parts transaction data, and automatically generating and sending at a pre-determined frequency comprehensive reports thereof
Patent No. 10019691 

Inventor(s): Jerry Raskind (Torrance, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14199949 on 03/06/2014 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for tracking and analyzing transaction data relating to the sales of automotive parts, and automatically generating and sending comprehensive reports thereof at a pre-determined frequency. In particular, a processor generates a report having analyzed sales performance data and sending the report to a recipient at a pre-determined frequency. The report having sales performance data can include key sales performance metrics, performance ratings, and inactivity alerts. The processor also generates a report having business development activity data and sending the report to a recipient at a pre-determined frequency. The report having business development activity data can include a compilation of previously performed business development activities, upcoming business development activities, and prospect status.

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


Techniques for retail printing
Patent No. 10019702 

Inventor(s): James Asa Cloin (Arlington, TX), James Lee Fortuna (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NCR Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13656780 on 10/22/2012 (2087 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for retail printing are provided. A handheld device is placed within a configured proximity to a printer and acquires a printer identifier for that printer. The handheld device transmits the identifier and print data opened on the handheld to a printer server service. The printer server service maps the identifier to the printer and forwards the print data to the printer for printing on behalf of the handheld device.

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


Customer-based associate interfaces
Patent No. 10019718 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14710430 on 05/12/2015 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system may generate a customer interface comprising a listing of transactions of a customer and one or more user-selectable options for the customer to utilize to identify a subset of the transactions relevant to an inquiry and may communicate the customer interface to a computing device associated with the customer. The computing system may receive, from the computing device associated with the customer, data, generated by the computing device associated with the customer in response to the customer invoking the user-selectable option(s), identifying the subset of the transactions relevant to the inquiry. The computing system may generate an associate interface comprising a listing of the subset of the transactions relevant to the inquiry and omitting or obscuring one or more of the transactions that are not amongst the subset relevant to the inquiry and may communicate the associate interface to a computing device associated with an associate.

[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]


Live auctioning system and methods
Patent No. 10019754 

Inventor(s): Brian Carpenter (Frisco, TX), Brian Shipman (Waxahachie, TX), Jim Halperin (Dallas, TX), Matt Jackson (Frisco, TX), Michael Weems (Arlington, TX), Paul Minshull (Dallas, TX), Ryan Sokol (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HERITAGE CAPITAL CORP. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jacobson Holman, PLLC. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14746441 on 06/22/2015 (1114 days app to issue)

Abstract: An auctioning method is conducted using an interactive auction host system. The method includes providing access for auction participants to a live auction for one or more auctioned lots of products or services that is conducted and overseen by an auction administrator at an auction host location. At least some of the access to the live auction is provided to remote auction participants through an auction host system of the auction host system. Data is transmitted substantially in real time from the auction host system, which may include auction-related data and at least one of video and audio feeds of the live auction through a network to one or more remote auction participants located at a remote participant interface. Information provided from the remote auction participants through the remote participant interface is provided and received by auction host system. At least one of various other actions are performed.

[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]


Store shelf imaging system and method using a vertical LIDAR
Patent No. 10019803 

Inventor(s): Charles D. Rizzolo (Fairport, NY), Daniel S. Hann (Williamson, NY), Dennis L. Venable (Marion, NY), Ethan Shen (Toronto, , CA), Graham Pennington (Webster, NY), Lee Anne Williams (Pittsford, NY), Thomas F. Wade (Rochester,
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15295634 on 10/17/2016 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure provides a retail environment robotic system including a vertically oriented/scanning LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) unit mounted to a mobile base which travels along the aisles of a retail environment such as a store. According to an exemplary embodiment, the LIDAR unit vertically scans product display units along the aisles to generate a depth map associated with detected objects which is further processed to detect missing products, product/shelving tags, shelves, etc.

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


Switchable impedance drivers and related systems and methods
Patent No. 10020059 

Inventor(s): Aditya Pradhan (Karnataka, , IN), Muralikrishna Balaga (Andhra Pradesh, , IN), Vinayak Ghatawade (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15486168 on 04/12/2017 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes an electrical line operably coupled to a plurality of memory cells, and a switchable impedance driver operably coupled to the electrical line. An electronic circuit includes a first driver having a first output impedance, and a second driver having a second output impedance that is less than the first output impedance. The first driver and the second driver are operably coupled in parallel to an output of the electronic circuit. The electronic circuit includes logic circuitry to enable the second driver during switching of a digital output of the driver. A method includes driving an output with both the first driver and the second driver when an input switches between logic levels, and disabling the second driver when the output reaches a desired logic level following the switch between logic levels of the input.

[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)


System, method, and computer program product for automatically capturing configuration information for a plurality of computer components, such as a converged infrastructure
Patent No. 10020991 

Inventor(s): Anil Pasumarthi (Cary, NC), Ta-Ming Chen (Cary, NC), Todd Dolinsky (Chapel Hill, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14709103 on 05/11/2015 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for automatically capturing configuration information for a plurality of heterogeneous computing components, such as a converged infrastructure. For example, the method detects a configuration change request comprising a request to change a configuration of a plurality of heterogeneous computing components. Responsive to detecting the configuration change request, the method determines configuration information for each of the plurality of heterogeneous computing components, the configuration information is information being about the configuration of the one or more of a plurality of heterogeneous computing components The method determines the configuration information prior to changing the configuration of the plurality of heterogeneous computing components in response to the configuration change request. The method aggregates the configuration information for each of the plurality of heterogeneous computing components and stores the aggregated configuration information in a data store.

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


Real time dynamic client access control
Patent No. 10021069 

Inventor(s): Karl E. Elliott (Copeville, TX)
Assignee(s): Aunigma Network Security Corp. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14873333 on 10/02/2015 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for facilitating controlled access by a client device to one or more services provided by a server are disclosed. The client device”s access to the services provided by the server may be dynamically controlled by a controller, which may generate instructions to an agent to effectuate the access control. The agent may be configured to control one or more access components associated with the server. The instructions generated by the controller may instruct the agent to cause the access control components to grant or remove the client device”s access to the services provided by the server. In some implementations, the controller may generate such instructions based on a status of a session established between the controller and the client device.

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


System and method for managing media content
Patent No. 10021178 

Inventor(s): James Cansler (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15616230 on 06/07/2017 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media distribution system having a controller to identify a plurality of media presentation devices of a user of the media distribution system, identify one or more distribution preferences supplied by the user for distributing media content to the plurality of media presentation devices, receive media content from one of a plurality of media sources of the user, determine a media content type from the received media content, and distribute the received media content to one or more of the plurality of media presentation devices according to the one or more distribution preferences and the media content type. The one or more distribution preferences comprise in part media content distribution arrangements assigned by the user between the plurality of media sources of the user and the plurality of media presentation devices of the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Faster state transitioning for continuous adjustable 3Deeps filter spectacles using multi-layered variable tint materials
Patent No. 10021380 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Martin Jacobs (New York, NY), Ronald Steven Karpf (Corvallis, OR)
Assignee(s): VISUAL EFFECT INNOVATIONS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907614 on 02/28/2018 (132 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.

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


Data security method and device for computer modules
Patent No. RE046947 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): William W. Y. Chu (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): Acqis LLC (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14087640 on 11/22/2013 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A security method for an attached computer module in a computer system. The security method reads a security identification number in an attached computer module and compares it to a security identification number in a console, which houses the attached computer module. Based upon a relationship between these numbers, a security status is selected. The security status determines the security level of operating the computer system. Patent Class: N/A


 

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System and method for structured light illumination with frame subwindows
Patent No. 10018464 

Inventor(s): Colby D. Boles (Seattle, WA), Raymond Charles Daley (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): FlashScan3D, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12991405 on 05/06/2009 (3352 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structured light imaging (SLI) system includes a projection system, image sensor system and processing module. The projection system is operable to project a single SLI pattern into an imaging area. The image sensor system is operable to capture images of a 3D object moving through the imaging area. The image sensor system outputs a subset of camera pixels corresponding to a subwindow of a camera frame to generate subwindow images. The processing module is operable to create a 3D surface map of the 3D object based on the subwindow images.

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


Systems and methods for location fencing within a controlled environment
Patent No. 10019769 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15651936 on 07/17/2017 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for providing location fencing within a controlled environment are disclosed herein. A location fencing server determines a location of a first inmate based on a first beacon device, and determines a location of a second inmate based on a second beacon device. Further, the location fencing server determines a proximity status based on the location of the first inmate and the location of the second inmate. Additionally, the location fencing server determines that the first inmate and the second inmate are in violation of a proximity policy based on the proximity status. In some embodiments, the location fencing server sends a notification to an employee device based on the violation of a proximity policy.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Forming memory cell film in stack opening
Patent No. 10020314 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Liang Pang (Fremont, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15448409 on 03/02/2017 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of forming non-volatile storage. An opening may be etched through a stack of two alternating materials to a semiconductor substrate. A silicon nitride film may be formed on a vertical sidewall of the opening. The semiconductor substrate may be cleaned to remove oxide from the semiconductor substrate. The silicon nitride film protects the materials in the stack while cleaning the semiconductor substrate. The silicon nitride film may be converted to an oxide after cleaning the semiconductor substrate. A semiconductor region may be formed in contact with the cleaned semiconductor substrate. A memory cell film may be formed over the oxide in the opening. Control gates may be formed by replacing one of the materials in the stack with a conductive material. The oxide may serve as a blocking layer between the control gates and charge storage regions in the memory cell film.

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


Bulb-shaped memory stack structures for direct source contact in three-dimensional memory device
Patent No. 10020363 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Ogawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Jixin Yu (Milpitas, CA), Kazuyo Matsumoto (Yokkaichi, , JP), Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA), Yasuo Kasagi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yohei
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15458269 on 03/14/2017 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sacrificial semiconductor material portions are connected by a sacrificial semiconductor line extending along a different horizontal direction and protruding into an underlying source conductive layer. After formation of a vertically alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers, memory stack structures are formed through the vertically alternating stack and through the sacrificial semiconductor material portions. A backside trench can be formed through the vertically alternating stack employing the sacrificial semiconductor line as an etch stop structure. Source strap material portions providing lateral electrical contact to semiconductor channels of the memory stack structures can be formed by replacement of sacrificial semiconductor material portions and the sacrificial semiconductor line with source strap material portions. Structural-reinforcement portions may be employed to provide structural stability during the replacement process.

[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]


Waveguide device with septum features
Patent No. 10020554 

Inventor(s): Sharad V. Parekh (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ViaSat, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14948179 on 11/20/2015 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described that include one or more septum features to improve performance of a waveguide device. In particular, the septum features may be utilized within a polarizer section of a polarizer device such as a septum polarizers. The septum feature(s) may be a ridge. When a plurality of septum features are employed, the location, size, shape and spacing may vary according to a particular design.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Grid bracket structure for mm-wave end-fire antenna array
Patent No. 10020590 

Inventor(s): Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Meijiao Li (Davis, CA), Paul D. Schmalenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15213690 on 07/19/2016 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: Bracket structures that structurally support and enhance the performance of millimeter-wave tapered-slot end-fire antennas for use in vehicular radar systems. The system includes a first longitudinal rib and a second longitudinal rib, each defining a first longitudinal slot and having a transmission end and a chip connection end. The system includes a crossbeam coupled to the first longitudinal rib and the second longitudinal rib. The system includes a first end-fire antenna having a transmission end that is received by the first longitudinal slot and a chip connection end. The first end-fire antenna is designed to transmit a first signal having a first phase. The system includes a second end-fire antenna having a transmission end that is received by the second longitudinal slot and a chip connection end. The second end-fire antenna is designed to transmit a second signal having a second phase that is different than the first phase.

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


Multimedia faceplates having ethernet conversion circuitry
Patent No. 10020624 

Inventor(s): Benji Boban (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15354763 on 11/17/2016 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multimedia faceplate includes a frame having a front face and a rear face and at least one connector mounting aperture therein, a non-Ethernet connector mounted in the connector mounting aperture, an Ethernet conversion unit that is electrically connected to the non-Ethernet connector and a plurality of wire connection contacts that are electrically connected to the Ethernet conversion unit. The Ethernet conversion unit is configured to draw an electrical power signal from either an AC to DC power conversion unit or from a Power-over-Ethernet power signal received from an Ethernet cable that is connected to the wire connection contacts.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


Power loss protection integrated circuit with autonomous capacitor health check
Patent No. 10020723 

Inventor(s): Brett E. Smith (McKinney, TX), John H. Carpenter, Jr. (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (, , VG)
Law Firm: Imperium Patent Works (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15201288 on 07/01/2016 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power loss protection integrated circuit includes a storage capacitor terminal (STR), an autonomous capacitor health check circuit, and a capacitor fault terminal (CF). The capacitor health check circuit autonomously performs periodic capacitor check operations. In a check operation, current is sinked from the STR terminal for a predetermined time and in a predetermined way. If during this time the voltage on the STR terminal STR drops below a predetermined voltage, then a digital signal CF is asserted onto the CF terminal. Immediately following each capacitor check, a charging voltage is driven onto the STR terminal to recharge the external capacitors coupled to the STR terminal. In one example, the integrated circuit further includes a current switch circuit (eFuse) and a buck/boost controller. The capacitor health check circuit is only enabled during normal mode operation of the integrated circuit, and the check circuit disables boost operation during capacitor checks.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Self-canceling magnetic structures for transferring power and communication signals
Patent No. 10020849 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): x2 Power Technologies Limited (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15457397 on 03/13/2017 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structure comprises a plurality of first turns of a coil and a plurality of second turns of the coil having a similar shape as the plurality of first turns of the coil, wherein the plurality of first turns of the coil and the plurality of second turns of the coil have a similar center position and a current flowing through the plurality of first turns of the coil and a current flowing through the plurality of second turns of the coil are in opposite directions.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Optical signal-to-noise ratio monitor and method for measuring optical signal to-noise ratio
Patent No. 10020878 

Inventor(s): Jeng-Yuan Yang (Garland, TX), Yoichi Akasaka (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Staas Halsey LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14689648 on 04/17/2015 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical signal-to-noise ratio monitor includes: a measuring unit that measures an optical signal-to-noise ratio of a polarization multiplexed optical signal, a polarization state of the polarization multiplexed optical signal changing with respect to time; a selector that selects, from a plurality of optical signal-to-noise ratios measured by the measuring unit at a plurality of measurement points within a designated measurement period, an optical signal-to-noise ratio that is higher than an average of the plurality of optical signal-to-noise ratios; and an output unit that outputs the optical signal-to-noise ratio selected by the selector.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Channel ranging adjustment in multiple-wavelength passive optical networks (PONs)
Patent No. 10020889 

Inventor(s): Dekun Liu (Wuhan, , CN), Jianhe Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Xuming Wu (Wuhan, , CN), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies. Inc. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15080297 on 03/24/2016 (838 days app to issue)

Abstract: A passive optical network (PON) includes a first optical line terminal (OLT), a second OLT, and an optical network unit (ONU). The first OLT sends an equalization delay change message to the ONU, wherein the equalization delay change message includes an equalization delay, an upstream channel ID and a downstream channel ID corresponding to the equalization delay. The ONU receives the equalization delay change message. When the ONU tunes from the first OLT to the second OLT, the ONU obtains the equalization delay for upstream transmission according to the upstream channel ID and the downstream channel ID.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Re-generation and re-transmission of millimeter waves for building penetration
Patent No. 10020891 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715981 on 09/26/2017 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes first circuitry, located on an outside of the building, that receives millimeter wave signals and converting the millimeter wave signals into a format that penetrates into an interior of a building for reception by wireless devices within the building. Second circuitry, located on an inside of the building and communicatively linked with the first circuitry, receives the millimeter wave signals in the format that penetrates into an interior of the building and converts the millimeter wave signals in the format to a second format for transmission to the wireless devices within the building.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Transport functions virtualization for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-based optical networks
Patent No. 10020907 

Inventor(s): Congqi Li (Shenzhen, , CN), Lei Lan (Shenzhen, , CN), Wei Wei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15073416 on 03/17/2016 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for virtualizing an optical network, comprising: abstracting optical resource information corresponding to resources within the optical network, constructing a plurality of candidate paths for one or more optical reachability graph (ORG) node pairs, determining whether the candidate paths are optical reachable paths, and creating an ORG link between each ORG node pair when at least one optical reachable path exists for the ORG node pair, wherein linking the ORG node pairs creates an ORG. In another embodiment, a computer program product comprising executable instructions when executed by a processor causes a node to perform the following: determine an optical network”s optical-electrical-optical (OEO) conversion capability, partition a plurality of service sites into one or more electrical reachability graph (ERG) nodes, determine a grooming capability for each ERG node, and construct a plurality of electrical-layer reach paths between the ERG nodes to form an ERG.

[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)


High dimensional (HiDi) radio environment characterization and representation
Patent No. 10020922 

Inventor(s): Guosen Yue (Edison, NJ), Xiao-Feng Qi (Westfield, NJ)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15674552 on 08/11/2017 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device comprises a memory that stores instructions executed by one or more processors to obtain a plurality of received signals transmitted by a user equipment from a plurality of antenna elements in a cellular network. A plurality of complex channel values are calculated in an angle domain for a horizontal arrival angle and a vertical arrival angle per a received ray in a plurality of received rays in response to the plurality of received signals. A frequency-offset estimation is calculated and applied to the plurality of complex channel values. The plurality of offset complex channel values are transformed to a plurality of channel values in a time domain. A time-offset estimation is calculated and applied to the plurality of channel values. An expected value of the plurality of channel values is obtained to obtain a power angle delay profile for the geographical location of the user equipment.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and system for dynamic ACK/NACK repetition for robust downlink MAC PDU transmission in LTE
Patent No. 10020925 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14608441 on 01/29/2015 (1258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamic acknowledgement repetition for a downlink medium access control packet data unit transmission MAC PDU requiring multiple acknowledgements, the method having the steps of: receiving the downlink MAC PDU requiring multiple acknowledgements; and utilizing a differentiating factor and acknowledgement scheme, sending the multiple acknowledgements.

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


Generic packet encapsulation for virtual networking
Patent No. 10020954 

Inventor(s): Katherine Zhao (San Jose, CA), Lin Han (San Jose, CA), Renwei Li (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15076273 on 03/21/2016 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by network element (NE) configured as a local cloud switch point (CSP), the method comprising receiving a first post message from a remote CSP via a cloudcasting network, wherein the first post message indicates a remote virtual extensible network (VXN) identifier (ID) of a remote virtual network attached to the remote CSP, receiving a first data packet from a local virtual network attached to the local CSP, wherein the first data packet is associated with the remote virtual network, performing encapsulation on the first data packet to produce a first encapsulated data packet by selecting an encapsulation header for the first data packet based on the remote VXN ID and not based on network protocols of the local virtual network and the remote virtual network, and sending the first encapsulated data packet to the remote CSP.

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


Upstream pilot structures in point-to-multipoint orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) communication systems
Patent No. 10020974 

Inventor(s): Dao Pan (Santa Clara, CA), Syed Rahman (Santa Clara, CA), Tao Ouyang (Santa Clara, CA), Xiaofeng Zhang (Santa Clara, CA), Xiaoshu Si (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15282157 on 09/30/2016 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A central access network unit comprising a processor configured to assign a plurality of upstream training blocks from an upstream OFDM symbol to a plurality of downstream network units, wherein the OFDM symbol comprises a plurality of pilot subcarriers equally spaced across an upstream RF spectrum in a pre-determined time interval, and wherein each upstream training block comprises a different subset of the pilot subcarriers that are non-consecutive and situated across the upstream RF spectrum, and generate one or more messages comprising assignments of the upstream training blocks, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the messages to the plurality of downstream network units via a network, wherein the messages instruct at least one of the plurality of downstream network units to transmit a modulated pre-determined sequence at the pilot subcarriers corresponding to the upstream training block assigned to the downstream network unit.

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


X channel to zone in zone routing
Patent No. 10021017 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA), Renwei Li (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15060243 on 03/03/2016 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for zone routing comprising a transmitter coupled to one or more communication nodes in a network, wherein the communication nodes correspond to less than all edge nodes of the network, a receiver coupled to the communication nodes, and a processor coupled to the transmitter and the receiver, wherein the processor is configured to compute a first path for a label-switched path (LSP) through the network, wherein the first path extends from an ingress node of the edge nodes to an egress node of the edge nodes, obtain a second path that traverses through a first communication node of the communication nodes available to the egress node, and send, via the transmitter, a first LSP creation request message to the first communication node requesting creation of the LSP along the first path.

[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)


System, method and computer program product for performing one or more maintenance tasks on a remotely located computer connected to a server computer via a data network
Patent No. 10021112 

Inventor(s): Babu Katchapalayam (Santa Clara, CA), Chandrasekar Balasubramaniam (Sunnyvale, CA), Ravi Kannan (Sunnyvale, CA), Siddaraya Basappa Revashetti (Pune, , IN), Srivats Sampath (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14583573 on 12/26/2014 (1292 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and computer executable program code are disclosed for performing one or more maintenance tasks on a remotely located computer connected to a server computer via a data network.

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


Computer program product and apparatus for multi-path remediation
Patent No. 10021124 

Inventor(s): Brett M. Oliphant (Plano, TX), John P. Blignaut (West Lafayette, IN)
Assignee(s): SecurityProfiling, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14816960 on 08/03/2015 (1072 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for a database associating a plurality of device vulnerabilities to which computing devices can be subject with a plurality of remediation techniques that collectively remediate the plurality of device vulnerabilities. Each of the device vulnerabilities is associated with at least one remediation technique. Each remediation technique associated with a particular device vulnerability remediates that particular vulnerability. Further, each remediation technique has a remediation type are selected from the type group consisting of patch, policy setting, and configuration option. Still yet, a first one of the device vulnerabilities is associated with at least two alternative remediation techniques.

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


Real-time mobile security posture
Patent No. 10021137 

Inventor(s): Igor Tatourian (Santa Clara, CA), Sudip Chahal (Gold River, CA)
Assignee(s): McAfee, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14583687 on 12/27/2014 (1291 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, a system and method for real-time mobile security posture updates is provided. A mobile device management (MDM) agent may run on the mobile device, and may register with the operating system one or more mobile security posture change events that may affect the mobile security posture. These may include, for example, installation of an MDM agent, uninstallation of a program, connecting to a secured or unsecured network, or similar. When any such event occurs, the OS lodges the event with the MDM agent, which then communicates with an MDM server engine to potentially receive new security instructions. Lodging the event may include providing a joint user-and-device authentication to the MDM server, such as via SAML.

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


Sharing location information for locations accessed during a conference
Patent No. 10021152 

Inventor(s): Sachin Lohe (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14614717 on 02/05/2015 (1251 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing a location sharing service. A server computer executing a location sharing service can identify a presenter for a location sharing session and a participant in the location sharing session. The server computer can receive location information from the presenter. The location information can identify a location accessed at a computing device associated with the presenter during a conference. The server computer can provide the location information to a user device associated with the participant during the conference. The server computer also can provide a log including the location information to the user device during or after the conference.

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


System for tracking external data transmissions via inventory and registration
Patent No. 10021183 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX), Mitchell T. Boston (Richardson, TX), Saritha Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15149705 on 05/09/2016 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: A platform for tracking external data transmissions through implementation of a data transmission inventory and registration process. The data transmission inventory provides for collection of data transmission logs and data transmission schedules from various sources throughout an enterprise. The information from the data transmission inventory is used to determine whether a pending, ongoing or completed data transmission is currently registered and, if so, whether the registration is currently valid. If a determination is made that no registration exits or the current registration is invalid, a validation/registration process ensues, whereby the data, the internal source and the external target are validated according to requisite requirements of the corresponding transmission. If validated, the data channel is deemed valid and is registered. If the data, internal source or external source are found to be invalid entries in the data transmission log or schedule are tagged/flagged indicating the invalidity and cause of the invalidity.

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


Automatic rotatable camera for panorama taking in mobile terminals
Patent No. 10021296 

Inventor(s): Guangbin Fan (San Jose, CA), Hui Vicki Tan (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14145709 on 12/31/2013 (1652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus to create a panoramic image via a rotating camera of a portable electronic device are provided. The method includes rotating the camera of the portable electronic device with respect to the portable electronic device. The method further includes recording a plurality of images at a plurality of corresponding angles between the camera and a direction of the portable electronic device. The method further includes stitching the plurality of images together based on the plurality of angles and creating a panoramic image from the plurality of images.

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


Group messaging in a communication network
Patent No. 10021533 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14430691 on 09/24/2012 (2115 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus of a communication network performs processing ([b]10[/b]) for a group message to be sent to a plurality of devices. The group message includes an application layer content and a group identification identifying the plurality of devices. The apparatus performs communication ([b]20[/b]) for sending the group message to the plurality of devices by using a protocol for enabling sending the group message in broadcast data to the plurality of devices. The protocol may enable sending the group message in multimedia broadcast/multicast service data or cell broadcast service data to the plurality of devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for proximity discovery for device-to-device communication
Patent No. 10021555 

Inventor(s): Changhoi Koo (Plano, TX), Joon Beom Kim (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14936235 on 11/09/2015 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, network node, and user equipments for providing parameters to a first user equipment served by the network element, the parameters describing at least a second user equipment for the purpose of the first user equipment initiating a device to device proximity discovery service with the second user equipment, the method collecting information for user equipments desiring device to device proximity discovery; creating a candidate user equipment list for a candidate tier based on the collected information at the network element, wherein each candidate tier comprises one or more thresholds based on timing advance values in use at the first or the at least the second user equipment; and providing the parameters describing at least a second user equipment to the first user equipment.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and system for selective and secure interaction of BYOD (bring your own device) with enterprise network through mobile wireless networks
Patent No. 10021560 

Inventor(s): Heeseon Lim (Cupertino, CA), Nishi Kant (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628507 on 06/20/2017 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanism to allow provisioning and use of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for authorized access in the enterprise network through a 3G/4G/Wi-Fi access network is provided. A brokering entity in the mobile packet core is provisioned for each authorized employee with enterprise specific rules for security and steering of user traffic. An Enterprise Container is defined as entity on the User Equipment that is self-contained virtual machine with enterprise sanctioned applications. An intelligent mechanism for and steering of signaling and traffic from such BYOD devices to the brokering entity is defined. At any time by using the personal container or the default behavior of the user equipment the user can get mobile service as if the Enterprise Container did not exist. Further, when such employment relationship is terminated the user”s BYOD needs to be restored to its pre-employment functionality.

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


Radio network controller and method therein for handing over a user equipment from UTRAN to E-UTRAN
Patent No. 10021604 

Inventor(s): Debasish Sarkar (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Murphy, Bilak Homiller, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15324591 on 07/09/2014 (1462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Radio Network Controller, RNC, and a method performed by the RNC for handing over a UE from a Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network, UTRAN, to an Evolved UTRAN, E-UTRAN, wherein the UE has an ongoing Circuit Switched, CS, call and an ongoing Packet Switched, PS, session by means of the UTRAN are provided. The method comprises, when the CS call is released: determining ([b]120[/b]) at least one criterion relating to at least one of an RNC characteristic, a UTRAN characteristic and an E-UTRAN characteristic; and handing over ([b]130[/b]) the UE to the E-UTRAN when the at least one criterion is fulfilled.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods of managing communication endpoints
Patent No. 10021610 

Inventor(s): Allen Nemer (Plano, TX), Shaldon Li (Plano, TX), Todd Lehmann (Allen, TX), Wei Zhao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): iNEMSOFT, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15412411 on 01/23/2017 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a trigger to dynamically modify a serving site of a communication endpoint, wherein the communication endpoint is registered to receive digital communication service from a first serving site. The method further includes determining a stored serving-site selection policy applicable to the communication endpoint. The method also includes selecting a second serving site for the communication endpoint based, at least part, on a stored serving-site selection policy. Also, the method includes determining endpoint-configuration requirements of the second serving site. Furthermore, the method includes dynamically generating endpoint configurations that satisfy the endpoint-configuration requirements of the second serving site. Moreover, the method includes writing the generated endpoint configurations to the communication endpoint. Additionally, the method includes causing the communication endpoint to register to receive digital communication service from the second serving site in place of the first serving site.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Mobile cellular networks
Patent No. 10021619 

Inventor(s): Ian Gibbs (McKinney, TX), James McGovern (Richardson, TX), John Green (Wylie, TX), Jouko Rytilahti (Richardson, TX), Kyle Collins (Plano, TX), Pamela Schemagin (Plano, TX), Vincent Charles Graffagnino (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Oceus Networks Inc. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15269481 on 09/19/2016 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multiple mobile cellular network (MCN) communication systems can be networked together to form a network of MCN communication systems (NOM). Each MCN communication system within the NOM can operate as an independent cellular network to provide communications between user equipment within a covered area. When a UE in one MCN of the NOM moves into a different MCN of the NOM, the corresponding MCN communication systems can handover the UE. The UE can also be handed over between MCN communication systems when the MCN communication systems move.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Snack food product
Patent No. D822312 

Inventor(s): Rogers Williams (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29580453 on 10/10/2016 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Snack food product
Patent No. D822313 

Inventor(s): Daniel Rodriguez Elvira (Mexico, , MX), Jorge Cruz Aguilar (Mexico, , MX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29598858 on 03/29/2017 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


One-legged leggings
Patent No. D822345 

Inventor(s): Debra Swersky (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Quickpatents, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29604944 on 05/22/2017 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Compact brush with mirror
Patent No. D822390 

Inventor(s): Nadia Valentino (Beverly Hills, CA), Pip Tompkin (Los Angeles, CA), Shannon Hematian (Los Angeles, CA)
Assignee(s): Orielle, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Rutan Tucker LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29574534 on 08/16/2016 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Compact brush
Patent No. D822392 

Inventor(s): Nadia Valentino (Beverly Hills, CA), Pip Tompkin (Los Angeles, CA), Shannon Hematian (Los Angeles, CA)
Assignee(s): Orielle, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Rutan Tucker LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29565316 on 05/19/2016 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Smart bicycle lock
Patent No. D822452 

Inventor(s): Yongjin Fan (Hangzhou, , CN)
Assignee(s): Vbikes Technology LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Ni, Wang Massand, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29601342 on 04/21/2017 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Clasp
Patent No. D822475 

Inventor(s): Adam Mack (Menlo Park, CA), Diana Chang (San Francisco, CA), Ryan Geraghty (San Francisco, CA), Timothy Golnik (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Fossil Group, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29541088 on 09/30/2015 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cosmetic cap
Patent No. D822488 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco, TX), Lauren Purkhiser (Addison, TX), Priscilla Ober (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29628162 on 12/01/2017 (221 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Surfboard container
Patent No. D822491 

Inventor(s): Maciej Matuszczak (Woodstock, GA)
Assignee(s): Palmer Surf, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Bates Bates LLC (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29570032 on 07/02/2016 (738 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Container
Patent No. D822501 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29567519 on 06/09/2016 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Gear shift knob
Patent No. D822561 

Inventor(s): Denis Hochhalter (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Offices of Jeff Williams (Local + 295 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29560895 on 04/12/2016 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Charger
Patent No. D822598 

Inventor(s): William J. Warren (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29597690 on 03/19/2017 (478 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting apparatus
Patent No. D822890 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Mark Stranczek (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): FELXTRONICS AP, LLC (Broomfield, CO)
Law Firm: Carter DeLuca Farrell Schmidt, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29576779 on 09/07/2016 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Animal toy
Patent No. D822917 

Inventor(s): Norman Anderson (Brooklyn, NY)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29518679 on 02/26/2015 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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