Dallas Invents: Patents Granted
in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

Dallas Invents tracks inventive activity in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area with a weekly look at patents granted by the USPTO.

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at patents granted by the USPTO to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.

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

Bookmark this page as the dashboard for Dallas Invents to stay on top of what’s new and next in North TexasPatent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness Index


D A L L A S  I N V E N T S

T H I S  W E E K

Liquid carrier and dispenser, US Patent 10,787,300; assigned to Smurfit Kappa North America LLC.

Dallas Invents: 107 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 29
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• 7-Eleven’s multi-camera image tracking on a global plane
• Apple’s licensed assisted access signal detection for reducing power use
• AT&T Mobility’s cell user occupancy indicator to enhance intelligent traffic steering
• BlackBerry’s emergency services handling
• Smurfit Kappa North America’s liquid carrier and dispenser
• Toyota’s methods for predicting and detecting a cardiac event
• An unassigned autonomous swimming pool skimmer


A R C H I V E

Custom rack for scalable position tracking system, US Patent 10,783,762; assigned to 7-Eleven, Inc.

Dallas Invents: 137 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 22
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• 7-Eleven’s custom rack for scalable position tracking system
• Flatiron Health’s extracting facts from unstructured data
• Futurewei’s intruder detection method and apparatus
• Hemotek’s plant medium including an oxygen-enabled composition
• Mary Kay’s combination of plant extracts to improve skin tone
• Spectral MD’s machine learning for healing prediction and treatment of wounds
• Toyota’s intelligent road markers
• Wells Fargo Bank’s monitored alerts
• The U.S. Government’s energy generation


Pet carrier car seat, US Patent 10,772,288; assigned to Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 15
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  BlackBerry’s method for managing local emergency numbers
•  Dell’s information handling system for eye-tracking data
•  Doskocil’s pet carrier car seat
•  Enseo’s method for making reservations
•  Facebook’s location-based content aggregation and distribution
•  Frito-Lay’s apparatus for production of snack food pellets
•  Mazor Robotics’ global spinal alignment method
•  Novartis’ cancer biomarkers predictive of therapeutic responsiveness


Vehicle-to-vehicle sensor data sharing, US Patent 1,0769,953 assigned to Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 8
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
•  1974 Productions’ delivering music content to a smart phone
•  7-Eleven’s tracking positions using a scalable position tracking system
•  Amazon’s multi-channel order management
•  Flowserve’s permanent magnet submersible motor
•  SMU’s imaging hidden objects
•  Toyota’s vehicle-to-vehicle sensor data sharing


Modular flooring tile, US Patent D895161 assigned to Signature Systems Group, LLC

Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 1
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Badge Inc.’s public/private key biometric authentication system
• Encore Wire’s apparatus for applying labels to cable
• Lennox’s optimized low power air circulation in HVAC systems
• NIKE’s footwear heel structure
• PACCAR’s use of laser scanner for autonomous truck operation
• Signature Systems Group’s modular flooring tile
• State Farm’s deep learning image processing method for determining vehicle damage
• Stone Boutique Technologies’ design visualization using actual product images
• Texas Instruments’ trickle charge control
• Thomson Reuters’ single audit tool
• Toyota’s rechargeable aqueous hybrid battery


Autonomous package delivery aircraft, US Patent 10,752,350 assigned to Textron Innovations Inc.

Dallas Invents: 150 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 25
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Textron Innovations’ autonomous package delivery aircraft
• Interstate Battery’s battery ecosystem
• American Airline’s demand class remapping for airline seat bookings
• NIKE’s ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear
• ADT’s portable system for managing events
• Global Tel*Link’s product ordering and delivery for inmates
• R2 Solutions’ targeted sidebar advertising
• Ortloff Engineers’ hydrocarbon gas processing
• Oceus Networks’ mobile cellular networks


Illustration: Thitichaya Yajampa via iStock

Dallas Invents: 122 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 18
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Apple’s approach for traffic overhead and UE mobility tradeoff
• Audatex North America’s mobile system for generating a damaged vehicle insurance estimate
• Capital One’s database image matching using machine learning with output estimation
• Flowserve’s near-field RF-powered electronic valve actuator
• Ingar’s management of aerial drone parcel transfers
• IBM’s location-aware trust-based P2P currency exchange
• Lennox’s intelligent defrost control method
• Oceus’s mobile cellular networks


Apparatus for improved breathing, US Patent 10,736,770 assigned to AirWay Technologies, LLC

Dallas Invents: 122 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 11
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 14 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• AirWay Technologies’ apparatus for improved breathing
• Accenture’s rendering virtual objects in 3D environments
Amazon’s parallelized forensic analysis using cloud-based servers
• Oceus Networks’ secure network enrollment
• REWARDSTYLE’s screenshot linking
• VPay’s payment card reconciliation
• Toyota’s agreement acceptance for vehicle platooning


Personal air vehicle with ducted fans, US Patent 10,730,622 assigned to Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 4
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Bell’s personal air vehicle with ducted fans
• Cambium Learning’s tags for unlocking digital content
• Capital One’s vehicle recommendations by user-valued features
• StacyC’s convertible motorized running cycle
• USAA’s indoor drone flight awareness system
• Walmart’s workflow coordinator


U.S. Patent No. 10722280 was assigned to Bone Solutions, Inc. for an implant of osteostimulative material. [Illustration: United States Patent and Trademark Office]

Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of July 28
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
•  AiBUY’s peer-assisted shopping
•  Bone Solutions’ implant of osteostimulative material
•  Dell’s proximity-based authorization for encryption and decryption services
•  Intellective AI’s logical sensor generation in a behavioral recognition system
•  Lintec of America’s nanofiber fabric
•  Luminator Holding’s monitoring a signage system of a transit vehicle
•  USAA’s voice synthesis for virtual agents


U.S. Patent No. 10709993 was assigned to TRAXXAS LP for a self-righting vehicle. [Illustration: United States Patent and Trademark Office]


Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of July 14
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• AT&T’s detection of sentiment shift
• Verizon’s hyper-accuracy location platform
• The Parking Genius’ parking sensors for direction and speed
• E3 Water’s mobile sewage treatment and water reclamation system
• Authentix’s product authentication using barcode characteristics
• TRAXXAS’ self-righting vehicle


Dallas Invents: 140 Patents Granted for Week of July 7
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
•  Amazon’s techniques for synchronizing communication across devices
•  Applied Concepts’ absolute speed detector
•  Authentix’s fluorescence-based global fuel analysis method
•  Capital One’s systems to update listings using crowdsourced images
•  Lyft’s method for managing media content
•  NxGen’s quantum-resistant blockchain
•  Ommo Technologies’s tracking using a magnetic field
•  Omnitracs’ vehicle and drone management system
•  Toyota’s vehicle collision mitigation


[Bee Image: Olga Nefedova/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of June 30
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc.’s advertisement scheduler
• Accenture Global’s cost of healthcare analytics platform
• Bank of America’s IoT’s multi-layered embedded handshake
• Amazon’s network planning and optimization
• Futurewei’s robot navigation and object tracking
• An unassigned drown-proof bee feeder


Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of June 23
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Accenture Global Services’ connected classroom system
• ATT Mobility’s blockchain-based device management
• Bank of America’s event execution using a blockchain approach
• Building Materials Investment Corp.’s roof-integrated photovoltaic system
• Capital One Services’ lotless storage of vehicle inventory
• The Nielsen Company’s apparatus to detect uninstallation of an on-device meter


Illustration: Thitichaya Yajampa via iStock

Dallas Invents: 117 Patents Granted for Week of June 16
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
7-Eleven’s action detection during image tracking
Alto-Shaam’s multizone oven with variable volume steam-assisted cooking zones
Astrapi’s spiral polynomial division multiplexing
Baylor Research Institute’s anti-CD40 antibodies
Halliburton’s position indicator through acoustics
IBM’s big data sourcing simulator
OMNITRACS’ vehicle video recording system with driver privacy
• An unassigned solar swimming pool skimmer
Verizon’s streaming content using ad hoc networks of user devices
Warstic Sports’s baseball bat with symmetrical rounded knob
Bank of America’s ID of candidate training utterances from human conversations with an intelligent interactive assistant


US Patent 1,0675,583, a device for the extraction of water from the environment, was assigned to Panacea Quantum Leap Technology LLC.

Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of June 9
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
•  Alcon’s multifocal lens having reduced visual disturbances
•  Ataia’s methods for communicating through a hard plastic mask
•  Capital One’s methods for intelligent income verification to improve loan contract funding
•  Lockheed Martin’s generation of a 3-D physical map using different data sources
•  Panacea Quantum Leap Technology’s device for the extraction of water from the environment
•  Trimble’s earthquake and displacement early warning system


U.S. patent No. 10669742, awarded to the Lockheed Corporation for “Method for opening a combination padlock,” took 10,759 days from application to issue.

Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of June 2
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:• Lockheed’s method for opening a combination padlock
• IBM’s social-geofenced-based application management for battery maximization
• Intuit’s integration of real-time personalized documents into a video conference session
• Karsten’s golf club with polymeric insert and removable weight
• Skycam’s infinite virtual pan tilt zoom camera
• TI’s turn-on power switch


Illustration: Mekitik_Boy & Kanok-orn via iStock

Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of May 26
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Apple’s synchronization sequence design for device-to-device communication
• AT&T’s software demarcation in an edge computing environment
• Bank of America’s quantum tech for extracting intents from linguistics
• Texas Instrument’s theft detector
• Verizon’s collision detection platform
• Walmart’s automated tote routing system and methods


Motorized gearbox mechanism, US Patent 10,655,715 assigned to Motus Labs, LLC

Dallas Invents: 141 Patents Granted for Week of May 19
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Motus Labs’ motorized gearbox mechanism
• Dell’s software integrity validation using blockchain
• Dolby’s light spreading with blurring element in projector systems
• G-CON’s modular, self-contained, mobile cleanroom
• NCH’s probiotic composition for animals and plants
• NEC’s facial recognition system


Photo: ipopba via iStock

Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of May 12
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• IBM’s cognitive vetting for unsolicited residential visitors
• Raytheon’s method for combining 3D images in color
• Abbott’s methods for evaluating biological sample integrity
• CareFusion 303’s automated utilization-driven inventory management
• DM Eco Plasma’s system of ozone generation
• State Farm’s use of electronic metadata to verify insurance claims
• Toyota’s blind assistive tuning and orienting of musical instruments


Left: U.S. Patent 10,638,813 assigned to Boot Royalty Company, L.P.; Right: U.S. Patent 10,639,807
Assigned to Shavelogic, Inc.

Dallas Invents: 148 Patents Granted for Week of May 5
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
Bank of America’s keys for data security based on quantum particle states
• Bell’s ID tags for tracking manufacturing of aircraft parts
• The University of Texas System’s nanowire-based magnets
• Boot Royalty’s comfort system for cowboy and work boots
• Shavelogic’s magnetic attachment for a shaving cartridge
• Texas Instrument’s failure detection in a radar system
• Textron Innovations’ modular refueling systems for aircraft
• Verizon’s device for managing unmanned aerial vehicle flight data


Illustration: justinmedia via iStock

Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of April 28
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Ahkeo Ventures‘ inhalable compositions comprising caffeine and apparatus
• Alcon’s augmented reality ophthalmic surgical microscope projection
• AT&T’s embedding interactive objects into a video session
• DiscGenics’ human disc tissue
• Greenway Innovative Energy’s syngas generation for gas-to-liquid fuel conversion
• Halliburton’s nano-particle reinforced well screen
• McKesson’s methods for determining patient adherence to a prescribed medication protocol


Patent drawing: USPTO patent 10,624,451, therapy desk; Assigned to Amor Bhattacharya

Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of April 21
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• AT&T’s limiting data transmission under lossy wireless conditions of an IoT device
• Bell’s flexible fold-over seat configurations for emergency egress of aircraft
• CareView Communications’ electronic sitter management system
• Hilti’s construction product modeling
• Ilumi’s wireless communication methods
• Kintrans’ automatic body movement recognition and association system
• SalesBoost’s voice analysis training system
• Toyota’s adhesive hood reinforcement for pedestrian protection


Illustration: alphaspirit via iStock

Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of April 14
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• Capital One’s method of deploying & versioning machine learning models
• Dell’s multi-threaded text affinity analyzer for text & sentiment analytics
• DePuy Synthes Products’ porous implant materials
• Hypergrid’s cloud computing scoring systems
• Intuit’s auto access of tax documents for preparing an electronic return
• Panacea Quantum Leap’s device to extract water from the environment
• Textron’s tiltrotor aircraft with interchangeable payload modules
• Toyota’s traffic signal learning and optimization
• USAA’s systems for gamification


Clockwise from top left: Patents were assigned to Mary Kay Inc. (D880,168), KidKraft, Inc. (D880,630), and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (10,615,100). Also pictured is an unassigned patent invented by Thomas B. Murphy (D880,541).

Dallas Invents: 171 Patents Granted for Week of April 7
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• 7-Eleven’s sensor mapping to a global coordinate system using a marker grid
Bank of America’s information security in data transfers by using decoy data
Overhead Door’s remote transmission of barrier status
Purewine’s treatment of beverages to reduce the effects of noxious constituents
• Siemens Healthcare’s liver disease assessment in medical imaging
SoftLayer’s method for customer discount management
• TMGCore’s robot for a liquid immersion cooling system


[Patent images: USPTO numbers 10,603,603 B2; 10,604,246 B2; and 10,604,935 B1]

Dallas Invents: 146 Patents Granted for Week of March 31
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
7-Eleven’s training for a machine-learning algorithm to determine customer purchases
• Apple’s control channel for UE power saving
Bank of America’s multi-biometric-factor IoT secured network
Blacktop Plus’ therapeutic elastic sports tape
Capital One’s visual inspection support using extended reality
National Presort’s high-speed print-and-apply label applicator
Siemens Healthcare’s atlas-based contouring of organs at risk for radiation therapy


[Illustration: Vit_Mar via iStock]

Dallas Invents: 143 Patents Granted for Week of March 24
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• CapSen Robotics’ 3-D scanner with detector pose identification
• Cardpool’s gift card exchange kiosks and methods of use
• Fresenius Medical Care Holdings’ portable dialysis machine
• The Patent Well’s UV LED disinfecting floor mat
• Avodah’s visual language interpretation system and user interface


A new patent was assigned to IBM for methods and systems for a multiple drone delivery system with in-flight handoff. [Illustration: USPTO/IBM Patent No. 10593216]

Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of March 17
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
• IBM’s systems for multiple drone delivery system with in-flight handoff
• Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation’s automated facial biological recognition
• Amazon Technologies’ bulk data uploading
• Capital One Services’ automated system for vehicle tracking
• Shopify’s network virtualization policy management system
• Toyota’s autonomous vehicle operation in view-obstructed environments


Linear Labs’ invention is an improved method for generating electrical power using linear power generators, according to its recent patent. An illustration shows “a schematic section view of a magnetic cylinder that could be used in an electrical power system.” [Image source: USPTO/Patent No. 10587178]

Dallas Invents: 104 Patents Granted for Week of March 10
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
• ATT Mobility’s adaptive rate of congestion indicator to enhance intelligent traffic steering
• Bank of America’s augmented reality dynamic authentication
• D4D Technologies’ dental CAD/CAM application with real-time detail on 3D models
• Geodynamics’ preventing downhole airlock device and method
• Good Sportsman Marketing’s reconfigurable hunting blind
• Rain Bird’s volumetric budget-based irrigation control
• Siemens Healthcare’s deep learning-based bone removal
• Swipejobs’ job matching application, method, and system
• Linear Labs’s method and apparatus for power generation


toyota autonomous driving system patent granted

A new patent assigned to Toyota shows an autonomous driving system that transmits optical power beams to aerial vehicles that convert optical power to electrical power. Figure 4 of Toyota’s patent No. 10579069 shows an autonomous vehicle about to enter into an obstacle area where it can’t transmit an optical power beam to the aerial vehicle. The patent describes how the autonomous vehicle can send a message to the aerial vehicle, indicating it’s entering an obstacle area. [DI composite image. Illustration, USPTO/Toyota Patent No.  10579069. Background: istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 152 Patents Granted for Week of March 3
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Toyota’s autonomous driving systems using aerial vehicles
• Walmart’s automated vehicle loading
• Amazon’s camera-level image processing
• Futurewei’s noise cancellation system
• Intuit’s lean parsing (a natural language processing system)
• Knightscope’s autonomous data machines and systems
• Philip Morris’s emulsified flavorants in tobacco-derived lipids
• SMU’s method for machine learning and classifying data


[Image: Delpixart/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 25
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Alcon’s intraocular lens injector
• Advanced Cooling Therapy’s methods for core body temperature management
• Curio’s RFID disruption device
• RealPage’s system for refining cognitive insights
• The Secant Group’s hyperthermia targeting for cancer therapy
• The Snoring Center’s uvula excision device
• Abbott Laboratories’ diagnostic analyzer
• Toyota’s transportation support for users needing mobility assistance


[Image: istockphoto/aqua_marinka]

Dallas Invents: 138 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 18
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• HS Labs’ water detection assembly
• Bank of America’s blockchain-based unexpected data detection
• Frito-Lay’s potato cultivar
• Toyota’s vehicle seat assembly for physical exercise
• ZixCorp’s secure transmission system with upgraded encryption strength
• Unassigned underwater wings for providing lift to boats


[Image: canrail/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 117 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 11
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  AiBUY’s dynamic binding of supplemental content to video
•  Daifuku Co.’s automatic tire loader/unloader
•  DFB’s treatment of skin malignancies using nanoparticles
•  Toyota’s assessment of human driving performance using autonomous vehicles
•  Samsung’s method for 360-degree video navigation


[Illustration: Bigmouse108 via istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 142 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 4
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Frito-Lay’s potato chip that has more oil near its outer surfaces
•  ROCA Medical’s therapeutic treatment kit for allergies based on DNA profiles
•  American Leather’s seat convertible to a bed
•  Capital One’s authorized data sharing using smart contracts
•  Google’s dynamic digital certificate updating
•  IBM’s root cause analysis of performance problems
•  Raytheon’s shadow mask generation using elevation data


[Illustration: Olga Kurbatova/iStockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 116 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 28
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
•  Toyota’s methods for determining the correct pronunciation of dictated words
•  Dolby Laboratories’ optical system for image projectors
•  Fujitsu Limited’s efficient message forwarding for distributed resource orchestration
•  Garrity Power Services’ wireless headset
•  Lynntech’s undersea vehicle and method for operating a reactor
•  Plano Molding’s flexible wildlife feeder and closure
•  SecurityProfiling’s real-time vulnerability monitoring
•  Texas Instrument’s crosstalk calibration for multi-channel systems


An illustration from FedEx Supply Chain Logistics Electronics’ newly granted patent No. 10,538,398 shows an apparatus with a robotic arm for picking and arranging products to form a physical stack. [Image: USPTO/Patent No. 10,538,398]

Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 21
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metro-area 
Patents granted include:

• Apple’s narrowband awareness for in-device coexistence
• Capital One’s ground plane detection for placement of AR objects
• CareView Communications’ method for predicting patient falls using motion feature patterns
• Dell’s time-based local authentication in an information handling system utilizing asymmetric cryptography
• Genband’s denial-of-service protection for IP telephony systems
• Texas Instruments’ data encoder for power line communications
• FedEx Supply Chain Logistics Electronics’ apparatus for picking products


[Illustration: DKosig/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 109 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 14
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metro-area Patents granted include:
•  Dolby Laboratories Licensing’s high contrast discrete input prism for image projectors
•  Doskocil Manufacturing’s destruction-resistant pet toys
•  Mobile Equity’s mobile payment station system and method
•  Motive Drilling Technologies’ automated slide drilling
•  rewardStyle’s location-based dynamic redirection of advertiser affiliate links for online advertising
•  Texas Instruments’ ultrasound color doppler imaging
•  Toyota’s vehicle data sharing with interested parties


Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 7
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metro-area Patents granted include:
• IBM’s continuous health care plan coordination between a patient and care team
• Luraco’s portable and rechargeable drill system
• Occidental Chemical Corporation’s methods of making chlorinated hydrocarbons
• Roka Sports’ eyeglasses with interchangeable lenses
• Tesla’s power balancing in a multi-phase system
• Texas Instruments’ wireless power transmission with fractional timing resolution
• Toyota’s object detection system
• Verizon’s radio access technology change reporting


[Image: Shevvers/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 130 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 31
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Animal Experts’ training tool
• Amazon’s audio signal processing for motion detection
• Avodah Labs’ real-time gesture recognition method and apparatus
• Baylor Research Institute’s methods for diagnosing or detecting colorectal cancer metastasis
• Frito Lay’s fried food product with reduced oil content
• Solera Holdings’ vehicle smart mirror system with a heads-up display
• USAA’s blockchain-based transaction management


Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 3
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Golf Tailor’s arm positioning aid for golf swing training
•  Harman Professional’s gesture-based control application for data sharing
•  Textron’s blockchain airspace management for air taxi services
•  Hemply Yours’ topical moisturizing composition
•  LDR Medical’s intervertebral disc prosthesis
•  Futurewei’s motion-based music recommendation for mobile devices

Tornado

[Images: istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 26
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Grizzly Home’s tornado-proof housing
•  American Airlines’ demand forecasting
•  Avodah Labs’ automated sign language translation and communication
•  Capital One’s techniques to leverage machine learning for SEO
•  Olaeris’ landing guidance for remotely operated aerial vehicles
•  Refocus Group’s scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders
•  Swirlds’ apparatus for efficiently implementing a fast-copyable database
•  Toyota’s system and method for Braille assistance


An illustration from Toyota’s newly granted patent for a physical assistive robotic system. [Image: USPTO, Patent No. 10478365]

An illustration from Toyota’s newly granted patent for a physical assistive robotic system. [Image: USPTO, Patent No. 10478365]

Dallas Invents: 180 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 19
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Audatex North America’s VIN-based insurance claim system
• Bank of America’s holistic data transmission throughout an enterprise
• Novartis‘ curvature-changing, accommodative intraocular lens
• Capital One’s methods for co-browsing
• iMed Technology’s antiseptic swab with activation button
• Toyota’s physical assistive robotic systems


Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 12
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Atos Digital Health Solutions’ system for secure messaging
•  Bell Helicopter Textron’s aircraft fleet maintenance system
•  Capital One’s data sharing via distributed ledgers
•  Carefusion 303’s variable dose dispensing system
•  Danco’s smart water filter system
•  rewardStyle’s dynamic creation of product links from a web browser
•  Texas Instruments’ one-way key fob and vehicle pairing


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Dallas Invents: 137 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 5
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Century Interactive’s dynamic protection of personal information in audio recordings
•  Epsilon Data Management’s social media instant win method and system
•  General Electric’s system for data processing in a vehicle group
•  NEC’s method for capturing images used in facial recognition
•  Toyota’s electronic and physical storage for shared vehicles


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Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 29
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• ATT’s crowd location-based analytics for transactions
• Evergaze’s apparatus for improving, augmenting or enhancing vision
• Futurewei Technologies’ automatic identity detection
• Imagine Communications’ splicing media files
 IBM’s cognitive parking guidance
• Lone Star IP Holdings’ small smart weapon
• Oldcastle Building Envelope’s demountable wall system

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Dallas Invents: 126 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 22
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• University of Washington’s cough detecting methods and devices 
• Advanced Micro Devices’
 temperature-aware task scheduling
• Cyber adAPT’s cyber threat attenuation using multi-source threat data analysis
• DFB Soria’s delivery of drug nanoparticles
• Ecotomic Group’s furniture manufacturing system with on-demand production
• Raytheon Company’s detection system for detecting changes to circuitry
• Retina Foundation of the Southwest’s two-layer ocular implant


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Dallas Invents: 143 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 15
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Bell Helicopter Textron’s anti-ice system for thermally fragile materials
• Amazon Technologies’ trust management in an electronic environment •
• Bank of America’s synthesized voice authentication engine
• K2M’s expandable spinal implants
• Lyft’s apparatus for managing conference calls
• Raytheon’s LADAR data upsampling
• UT, Texas A&M System’s 3D printing of regenerative bone healing scaffolds for rapid fracture healing
• The Parking Genius‘ parking sensors capable of determining direction and speed of vehicle
• VPay’s virtual payment card fraud detection


Audatex North America's predictive estimate for a damaged vehicle

Audatex North America’s patent filing shows drawings that illustrate its predictive estimate for a damaged vehicle. Part of the Westlake-based Solera portfolio of companies, Audatex is a provider of automotive claims, underwriting, and information solutions. The company serves insurance carriers, repair shops, government agencies, and others. [Background: Studio_3321/istockphoto, Patent Illustration: Fig. 3 & 4, Patent No. 10438293/USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 164 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 8
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
Your Command’s apparatus for electronically searching for an item
University of Texas’ kit for external fixators for bone realignment
LapKing Holdings’ method of tracking a vehicle’s course
Capital One’s social home buying system
Excentus Corporation’s system of influencing customer behavior
Flashscan3D’s biometric image sensor with spoofing detection
Tango’s identification of a vehicle driver based on driving behavior
1A Smart Start’s automated calibration station for ignition interlock devices
Bank of America’s “Message spinning engine” to create or manage a queue
Audatex North America’s predictive estimate for a damaged vehicle


Toyota's patent granted for a Smart necklace for social awareness for people with impaired vision or on the autism spectrum.

Smart necklace for social awareness: People with impaired vision or on the autism spectrum may not be able to interpret the facial expression of others. An image from a new patent granted to Toyota shows the front view of a “smart necklace” device that could help. It’s designed to capture an image and provide feedback based on identified characteristics and facial expressions. [Background: Studio_3321/istockphoto, Illustration: Fig. 1B, Patent No. 10431107/USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 1
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:

•  Toyota’s smart necklace for social awareness
•  Apple’s adaptive multiplexing and transmit/receive diversity for wireless devices
•  Arch Holdings’ method for media destruction using a kiosk
•  AT&T’s system for grouping users to different speed tiers
•  Bank of America’s data security based on quantum particle states
•  Capital One’s vehicle location system
•  SMU’s privacy-preserving disclosure of a shared, identity-linked secret
•  Wells Fargo Bank’s biometric electronic signature tokens


 

teleCalm Smart Home Phone

A new patent granted to Dallas-based teleCalm supports the expansion of its service to the hardware side, allowing for the incorporation of IoT devices and data to the company’s safe phone service for seniors living with Alzheimer’s & dementia. It’s the second patent for the company. [Image: Courtesy teleCalm]

Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 24
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  teleCalm’s telephone system for impaired individuals
•  AiBUY’s interactive product placement system
•  Allied Bioscience’s composition to form self decontaminating surface
  Capital One Services’ method for an ATM to issue a secured bank card
•  Flex-a-Rock Holdings’ latex-based formulations for coating and sculpting
•  rewardStyle’s methods for screenshot linking
•  Tella Firma’s expendable fluid drive actuators for foundation lifting
•  Tesla’s solar photovoltaic power conditioning units
•  TRV Dispense’s soft food and beverage dispenser
•  Wells Fargo Banks’ methods for processing nuances in natural language


Distracted teen driver.

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Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 17
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems’ bio-dimming lighting
•  CTL Medical Corporation’s biomedical implants
•  Focal Therapeutics’s implantable tissue marker device
•  GF-17’s method for creating and sharing bots
•  Sprinkl.IO’s remote wireless moisture sensors for irrigation
•  Texas Instrument’s error-correcting analog-to-digital converters
•  Victor Equipment Company’s automated gas cutting system
•  Alcatel Lucent’s driver behavior monitoring systems


IoT private key conceptDallas Invents: 132 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 10
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Futurewei’s device for providing a key for IoT communication
• American Security Product’s physical article exchange using a safe
• Armor Defense’s detection of malicious instructions in a virtual machine memory
• BLIVIC’s needle for a bloodless intravenous catheter system
• Capital One Services’ visualization of vehicle condition using extended reality
• Yeshvik Solutions’ parking system


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Dallas Invents: 156 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 3
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

• Raytheon’s “agricultural situational awareness” tool
• Enseo’s hospitality property management tool
• Garrity Power Services’ wirelessly powered locker
• Global Tel*Link’s AR system for guards
• Microfabrica’s releasable tissue anchoring device
• MoneyGram’s prefunding for money transfer
• Nicomodo’s floral packaging method and apparatus
• Sigh’s noise detector and analysis/alert engine
• Toyota’s vehicle console with device charging trays
• USAA’s methods for distributed currency management
• Verizon’s identification of wireless coverage for multi-occupant structures
• ZS Pharma’s compositions to remove toxins from the GI tract


[Illustration: Infadel/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 162 Patents Granted for Week of Aug 27
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

• An unassigned patent for a remotely controlled smart fence
• Bell Textron’s “mutually symbiotic aircraft systems”
• CPG Technologies’ geolocation using guided surface waves
• I D YOU’s audio announcement to called parties
• IBM’s “empathetic image selection”
• Roka Sports’ eyeglasses with interchangeable lenses
• Siemens Healthcare’s next-generation MRI spine evaluation
• The Snoring Center’s airway implant delivery device


 

[Photo: Jacob Ammentorp Lund/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 153 Patents Granted for Week of Aug 20
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Malibu Boats’ adjustable surf wake system that lets a rider control and enhance the wake
•  Audi’s system to detect and predict movement of a vehicle occupant
•  AT&T’s augmented reality shopping displays
•  Bank of America’s system to allow secure access to a virtual credential
•  FedEx’s method for remotely flashing a wireless device
•  IBM’s cognitive analysis for healing an IT system
•  Nimbix’s reconfigurable cloud computing


[Illustration: Infadel/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 168 Patents Granted for Week of Aug 13
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• AmerisourceBergen’s pharmaceutical management and tracking
• AT&T’s apparatus for enriching metadata via a network
• Encryptics’ digital rights management of documents
• IBM’s secure medication delivery
• Med Hab’s dual case for fall detection device
• MWD-IP Holdings’ nuclear waste storage and monitoring
• ShockWatch’s wireless environmental sensor
• Varidesk’s leaning chair
• Toyota’s methods for determining user frustration with voice control


 

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Dallas Invents: 179 Patents Granted for Week of Aug 6
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Vinli’s cloud-integrated vehicle platform
•  Bank of America’s network device spoofing detection 
•  Blue Calypso’s advertising distribution through mobile social gaming 
•  CareFusion 303’s methods for managing a return of medication 
•  NxGen Partners’ system for signal penetration into a building 
•  PACCAR’sspot augmented reality system for vehicle blind prevention 
•  Platform Manufacturing Group’s modular stair system 
•  State Farms’ vehicle image & sound data gathering for insurance rating purposes 
•  Verizon’s traffic monitoring systems and methods


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Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of July 30
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Rockwell Collins’ night sky spatial orientation
• Advanced Cooling Therapy’s devices for controlling patient temperature
• Capital One Services’ data processing platform monitoring
• FreeFlight Systems’ UAV guidance and communication device 
• IBM’s location of misplaced mobile computing devices
• K2M’s expandable spinal implants
• Lennox Industries’ systems for operating HVAC systems in low load conditions
• Rolls-Royce Corp.’s aircraft engine cleaning system
• TissueGen’s conformation and structural integrity of biomolecules 


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Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of July 23
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

• Sprinkl.IO’s water conservation apparatus and method for programmable irrigation controllers
• Toyota’s
 smart necklace with stereo vision and onboard processing
• American Vehicular Sciences’ method for displaying data to a vehicle’s occupant about road signs
• Global Tel*Link Corporation’s detection and control of contraband devices
• IBM’s automated prototype creation based on analytics and 3D printing
• Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software’s system for identifying clones
• Telepresence Technologies telemedicine consultation and diagnostic systems 
• VBikes Technology’s smart lock for shared-ride bicycle and mobile app-based control system


Dallas Invents: 156 Patents Granted for Week of July 16
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

• The Pure Company Global’s air purifier
• Integrity Bio-Chemicals’ stabilization of clay-containing soils
• Toyota’s automatic brake application for one-pedal driving
• STMicroelectronics audio playback using RFID
• State Farm’s autonomous vehicle software version assessment
• IBM’s signatures to manage “derelict assets” of an IT environment
• Secure Access’ authentication of electronic content
• an unassigned patent for an eye-tracking wearable computer
• an unassigned patent for treating oncological disorders using Coenzyme Q10


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Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of July 9
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

•  Toyota’s autonomous vehicle routing based on chaos assessment
•  FutureWei Technologies’ predictive routing for mobility
•  Paragon Furniture’s modular desk systems
•  Phazr’s multifaceted radio base station
•  Red River Tea Co.’s still beverage brewing
John Almeida’s unassigned virus-immune computer system
Wynright’s perception-based robotic manipulation for an automated truck unloader
ZixCorp Systems’ secure electronic mail system


[Illustration: antishock/istockphoto]

[Illustration: antishock/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 143 Patents Granted for Week of July 2
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Honda Motor Cos.’ method of identifying a user of a charging station
Match Group’s display screen with a graphical user interface of an electronic device
Taylor Made’s golf club with unique mass properties
The Big O’s personal item management apparatus
Texas A&M’s new variety of Zoysiagrass: DALZ 0102
Ilumi Solutions’ wireless control device


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Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of June 25
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  CPG Technologies’ wired and wireless power distribution coexistence
  Apple Inc.’s user equipment location on a wireless transmission system
•  Facebook’s location-based content aggregation and distribution
•  PayPal’s management based on user tolerance for waiting in line
•  Sensogram Technologies’ non-invasive wearable blood pressure monitoring system
•  Barferno’s real-time patron-activity information system


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Dallas Invents: 101 Patents Granted for Week of June 18
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Bank of America’s access control using device location tracking and blockchains
•  Dolby Laboratories’ control of light spreading in projector systems
•  FedEx’s method for removing customer personal information from a device
•  Halliburton’s subterranean monitoring using enhanced video
•  SoftLayer’s portable and flexible deployment of servers
• The Parking Genius’ sensors using magnetic signature recognition


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Dallas Invents: 163 Patents Granted for Week of June 11
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  IBM’s management of cookie data
•  AMI Investments’ remote monitoring of water distribution systems
•  Bank of America’s data security and risk ranking tool
•  Daltile’s glazed porcelain roof tile
•  Ilumi’s LED lighting device
•  The Nielsen Company’s apparatus to monitor mobile internet activity
•  Toyota’s personalized active safety systems


[Parking image: VikiVector/istockphoto]

[Parking image: VikiVector/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 124 Patents Granted for Week of June 4
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Knightscope’s autonomous parking monitor
•  Bank of America’s authorization of a user in a virtual reality environment
•  ATT’s distributed forwarding service
•  Freeflight Acquisition’s quick-mount detachable antenna
•  Imagine Communications’ distributed ledger platform
•  Service King’s auto repair systems including 3D printed parts
•  Siemens intelligent 3D printer
•  Johnson & Johnson’s pupil-only photochromic contact lenses


Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of May 28
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Avodah Labs’ automated gesture identification using neural networks
• Futurewei’s wearable antenna array
• Chama Chairs’ collapsible swivel chair
• ROKA Sports’ eyeglasses
• Taylor Made’s golf club with a sole stress-reducing feature
• USAA’s self-charging unmanned vehicle


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Dallas Invents: 123 Patents Granted for Week of May 21
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  IBM’s collaborative shopping across multiple channels using shared virtual carts
•  American Vehicular Sciences’ in-vehicle signage for data about road signs
•  nMetric’s bus stop systems
•  The Parking Genius’ user validation system
•  Vivify’s virtual rehabilitation system
•  Breghtway Construction Solutions’ insulating panel for stucco exterior
•  Amazon’s mitigation of distributed distributed denial-of-service attacks


[Image: Mirsad Sarajlic/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of May 14
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Novartis’ multifocal diffractive ophthalmic lens
•  Refocus Group’s scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders
•  An unassigned system for using AI for routing electric vehicles
•  Baylor Research Institute’s vaccines against HPV
•  New York Air Brake’s train emission control system
•  Avodah Lab’s visual sign language translation training
•  Toyota’s distracted driver notification system
•  Linear Labs’ magnetic motor


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Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of May 7
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• IBM’s video sentiment analysis tool for video messaging
• Bank of America’s dynamic employee security risk scoring
• Dolby Laboratories’ optical system for image projectors
• Freeflight Acquisitions’ autonomous anonymity system
• Peloton Therapeutics’ methods of treating pulmonary arterial hypertension
• Siemens Healthcare’s image-based tumor phenotyping with machine learning
• STMicroelectronics’ zero standby power for powerline communication devices


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Dallas Invents: 118 Patents Granted for Week of April 30
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Nvidia’s sound-activated control system
•  Shavelogic’s pivoting razors
•  YSEOP’s techniques for automatic generation of natural language text
•  Shooting Simulator’s  method for marksmanship training
•  Wells Fargo’s biometric electronic signature tokens
•  Advatect Diagnostics’ compositions for detecting fungi and mycotoxins
•  Bell’s avionics system for using a smartphone to input-output flight data
•  CareView Communications’  system and method for predicting patient falls 
•  Moneygram’s bail and bond services via a money transfer network
•  HoboLoco’s foot-operated video game and virtual reality controller


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Panuwat Sikham]

Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of April 23
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• An unassigned patent for techniques for an automated hair-cutting system
• Hammond Development’s system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an application
• Amazon’s technology for job processing using a public service network
• Textron Innovations’ takeoff/landing touchdown protection management system
• Tuesday Morning’s cookware lid with basting projections
• Olaeris’ battery status and failure detector
• 3i AVI’s computerized exchange network
• University of Arkansas’ new white wine grape plant named “Opportunity”


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Dallas Invents: 115 Patents Granted for Week of April 16
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include: 
• Conduent’s method for video-based detection of drive-offs and walk-offs
• AT&T’s augmented reality visual Wi-Fi signal
• Bank of America’s autonomous software containers
• Genband’s method for blocking notification messages during screen sharing 
• Linear Labs’ brushless electric motor/generator
• Sabre’s tokenized data security
• Phazr’s window-installed wireless communications device 


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Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of April 9
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Texas Instrument’s real-time traffic sign recognition
• IBM’s drone network delivery system 
• Futurewei’s operating states for device-to-device (D2D) discovery
• Kodiak Network’s push-to-anything (PTX) data analytic engine
• Rockwell Automation Technologies’ industrial data analytics in a cloud platform 
• Exploring Inc.’s haptic mapping of a configurable VR environment 
• En Rx Chemical’s environmental contamination remediation injector


[Image: Selim Dönmez/istockphoto]

[Image: Selim Dönmez/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of April 2
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Apple’s cylindrical compact computing system
• State Farm’s detection of anomalous computer behavior
• Texas Instruments’ estimation of time to collision in a computer vision system
• USAA’s monitoring systems and methods for personal safety
• Toyota’s smart necklace with stereo vision and onboard processing
• Watchguard’s system for peer-to-peer operation of multiple recording devices
• Velos Media’s device for decoding a video bitstream


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Dallas Invents: 116 Patents Granted for Week of March 26
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include: 
• Google’s proximity payment system environment response 
• Omnitrac’s management of movable objects 
• Raytheon’s methods for acquiring, launching, and guiding missiles 
• Samsung’s techniques for millimeter-wave mobile communication 
• Slocum Geophysics’ airborne geophysical exploration 
• Toyota’s vision-assist devices 
• Conduent Business Services’ video redaction method and system


[Image: Karlisz/istockphoto]

[Image: Karlisz/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 87 Patents Granted for Week of March 19
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include: 
• Dr Pepper/Seven Up’s sweet taste improving compositions
• Capital One’s asset tracking systems
• US Concrete’s concrete with a reduced surface drying time
• Toyota’s integrated truck bed washing system
• MoneyGram’s promotion generation engine for a money transfer system
• McAfee’s system for calculating an object’s trust level


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Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of March 12
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patents out of 250 metros.

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


Platooning trucks create “road trains” where two or more trucks follow each other closely. Paccar’s platooning light fence system may communicate to passenger vehicles that trucks are traveling as a team to discourage cut-ins or cut-offs. [Illustration: Fig. 1, Patent No. 10220768 via USPTO. Background: Dallas Innovates.]

Platooning trucks create “road trains” where two or more trucks follow each other closely. Paccar’s platooning light fence system may communicate to passenger vehicles that trucks are traveling as a team to discourage cut-ins or cut-offs. [Illustration: Fig. 1, patent No. 10220768 via USPTO. Background: Dallas Innovates.]

Dallas Invents: 148 Patents Granted for Week of March 5
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Paccar’s platooning light fence system for trucks
• Toyotas’ vehicle bumper damage indication
• Bell’s aircraft with manned and unmanned flight modes
• University of Texas’ methods for light-dependent gene regulation
• Conduent Business Services’ system for optimizing passenger pick up
• Amazon’s system for impairment issues of distributed hosts


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Dallas Invents: 110 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 26
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Avaya’s method for securing account access by verifying account with email provider
• Asphalt Sciences’ method of dissolving tire rubber
• Bell’s aircraft with autonomous and remote flight control capabilities
• IBM’s intelligent driving recommendation system
• Toyota’s systems for locally aligning map data
• Verizon’s wireless infrastructure with distributed fiber networks


[Image: Ryzhi/istockphoto]

[Image: Ryzhi/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 19
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Armor Defense’s system to detect and extract malicious instructions on a virtual machine
• American Airline’s departure sequencing system that includes an airport state analyzer, a taxi-out predictor, and a pushback optimizer
• IBM’s root cause analysis of performance problems of a computer system
• SanDisk Technologies’ flash card end of life prediction based on memory wear
• an unassigned patent for a pull tab simulating a cannabis leaf cutout


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Dallas Invents: 104 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 12
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Armor Defense’s system to detect and extract malicious instructions on a virtual machine
• American Airline’s departure sequencing system that includes an airport state analyzer, a taxi-out predictor, and a pushback optimizer
• IBM’s root cause analysis of performance problems of a computer system
• SanDisk Technologies’ flash card end of life prediction based on memory wear
• an unassigned patent for a pull tab simulating a cannabis leaf cutout


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Dallas Invents: 125 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 5
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Medhab’s fall detection system
• Qantu Therapeutics’ vaccine formula to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s
• Sirius XM’s vehicle telematics
• Skycam’s method of classifying and transmitting data from an event
• Tango Network’s control of mobile device calls, text messages and data usage while operating a motor vehicle
• UT and UNTHSC’s iron garnet nanoparticles for cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy


 

[Image: Wildpixel/istockphoto]

[Image: Wildpixel/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 125 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 29
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patents out of 250 metros.
Patents granted include:
Sensogram Technologies’ fingertip scanner
• Berkshire Biomedical’s devices for computerized oral prescription administration
Phazr’s 5G radio system
• Rain Bird’s volumetric budget-based irrigation control
• Samsung’s video editing using contextual data and content discovery using clusters
• V-Moda’s method of identifying authentic versus counterfeit products


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Dallas Invents: 108 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 22
Patents granted include:
•Textron Innovations’ apparatus for reconfiguring flight control of an aircraft during a failure while the aircraft is flying
• USAA’s display screen with a financial workbench graphical user interface
• Verizon’s device for increased bandwidth
• TI’s feedforward cancellation of power supply noise
• Monument Peak Ventures’ system for locating nearby picture hotspots

 

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Dallas Invents: 68 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 15
Patents were granted for Vital Art and Science’s vision measurement and training system; Frito-Lay’s micropellets of fine particle nutrients in snack food; Fit Toned’s integrated exercise device; and Addepar’s methods for depicting psychological analysis.


An illustration from ROKA Sports’ Patent No. D837871 shows a new design for sport eyeglasses. [Source image: USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 131 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 8
Patents were granted for ROKA Sports’ new design for sport eyeglasses; Capital One’s methods for tracking objects; Drexel University’s method of predicting seizures; Sierra Smart Systems’s electric vehicle fleet charging system; Securus’ detection for a call anomaly using biometric identification; SMU’s method of treating a subject that is resistant to one or more drugs; and Uber’s design for a firearm grip.


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Dallas Invents: 99 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 1
Patents were granted for Lockheed’s behavioral authentication of USB devices; IBM’s notifications issued about lost devices; Toyota’s impairment evaluation system; Cinsay’s containerized software for virally copying from one endpoint to another; and FedEx’s system, device, and method for inspecting the cosmetic features of electronic devices.


Dallas Invents: 118 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 25
Patents were granted for Conduent’s apparatus for customized handwriting zones; Robin Technologies’ automated secure door for a robotic mower; Futurewei Technologies’ path selection for autonomous vehicles; Lennox Industries’ reflective UV light shield for HVAC units; Toyota’s methods for making an object appear transparent; and Varidesk’s electrically lifted computer and office desk.


Dallas Invents: 86 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 18
Patents were granted for Reel Pro Motion’s system for recording and training athletes from multiple points of view; Dell’s platform for adopting settings to secure a protected file; UT’s method of detecting tumor cells; STMicroelectronics’ ceramic board with memory formed in the ceramic; and Sqwaq’s data transfer through a bonded communication link.


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[Image: pmcdonald/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 92 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 11
Patents were granted for an unassigned patent for bullet-proof blinds; Conduent’s Business Services’ systems to automatically create and suggest compatible ride-sharing groups; HD LifeSciences inter-body fusion implant; SecurityProfiling real-time vulnerability profiling; and Vattaca’s authentication tags and systems for golf clubs.


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Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 4
Patents were granted for Match Group’s method for matching using location information, Omnitracs’ tire pressure optimization system, Raytheon’s methods for sharpening multi-spectral imagery, and Speedgrocer’s method for order fulfillment.


Toyota’s Patent No. 10137567 shows a robot for taking inventory of an area. The patent describes a robot that could provide information to a user on current locations of objects, such as car keys and other belongings. [Illustration: USPTO]

An illustration from Toyota’s Patent No. 10137567 shows a robot for taking inventory of an area. The patent describes a robot that could provide information to a user on current locations of objects, such as car keys and other belongings. [Illustration: USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 116 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 27
Patents were granted for Toyota’s inventory robot, 1974 Productions’ method for delivering music content to a smart phone, Capital One’s machine-learning AI system for identifying vehicles, Innovative Signal Analysis’ video-enabled inspection using unmanned aerial vehicles, and Securus Technologies’ multi-party conversation analyzer.


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Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 20
Patents were granted for Walmart’s methods for autonomous drone navigation, Apple’s enclosure features for a portable computing device, Capital One’s transaction terminals for automated billing, and Dow’s spunbound nonwoven fabrics.


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Dallas Invents: 127 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 13
Patents were granted for Time Warner’s home automation system deployment, Toyota’s automated high beam headlight operation, and Fujitsu’s RFID for inventory of electronic equipment.


A patent was assigned to USAA's water detection device that includes a water-activated battery configured to switch from a dormant condition to an active condition upon contact with water. [Water Concept: aqua_marinka/istockphoto]

A patent was assigned to USAA’s water detection device that includes a water-activated battery configured to switch from a dormant condition to an active condition upon contact with water. [Water Concept: aqua_marinka/istockphoto]

Dallas Invents: 130 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 6
Patents were granted for Verizon’s techniques for providing content recommendations, Toyota’s mist-generating apparatus, Kodiak Network’s VoIP denial-of-service protection mechanisms, and an unassigned wildfire alert system.


Plano’s Kodiak Networks was granted a patent for its voice-over-IP (VoiP) denial-of-service protection mechanisms from attack.
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Dallas Invents: 137 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 30
Patents were granted for Verizon’s techniques for providing content recommendations, Toyota’s mist-generating apparatus, Kodiak Network’s VoIP denial-of-service protection mechanisms, and an unassigned wildfire alert system.


Figures 37 and 38 from SanDisk's patent No. 10,110,805 show various embodiments of its head-mountable camera devices. [DI Composite. Source Images: USPTO]

Figures 37 and 38 from SanDisk’s patent No. 10,110,805 show various embodiments of its head-mountable camera devices. [DI Composite. Source Images: USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 120 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 23
Patents were granted for SanDisk’s head-mountable camera system, Intuit’s script generation based on user actions, Verizon’s targeted advertising, Gemmy’s projection kaleidoscope, and Reata’s methods to treat obesity.


Dallas flip-flop maker Hari Mari has a new patent for footwear with an enhanced toe post. [DI composite. Illustration source: USPTO.]

Dallas flip-flop maker Hari Mari has a new patent for footwear with an enhanced toe post. [DI composite. Illustration source: USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 155 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 16
Patents were granted for Verizon’s auto suggestion in search, Hari Mari’s footwear, Toyota’s traffic signal indicator, Neu Robitics’ drone, and Moneygram’s emergency money transfer.


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Richardson-based OraMetrix was granted patent No. 10092373 for “orthodontic treatment planning” that includes scanning a patient’s teeth along with a two-dimensional facial photo to design the desired smile line.
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Dallas Invents: 84 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 9
Patents were granted for Triune IP’s adaptive power control for energy harvesting, Reddy Ice’s apparatus for storing and dispensing bagged ice, OraMetrix’s Ortho treatment planning that uses a lip tracer, Dell’s out-of-band beacon for securing IoT devices, and Essilor’s self-healing hard coatings.


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Illustrations from a patent granted to ROKA Sports show a front and back view of a performance wetsuit. [Illustration source: USPTO, Patent No. 10085494]

Dallas Invents: 92 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 2
Patents were granted for Apple’s voltage regulator; Dell’s distributed authorization; ROKA Sports’ swimwear design & construction, iHeartMedia’s listener survey tool; Shavelogic’s razor tray; and more.


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A diagram from Capital One’s Patent No.10078921 shows an overview of an example implementation of the "placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape." [Source: Fig. 1A, Patent 10078921, USPTO]

A diagram from Capital One’s Patent No.10078921 shows an overview of an example implementation of the “placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape.” [Source: Fig. 1A, Patent 10078921, USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 54 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 18
Patents granted include Capital One’s placement of augmented reality objects using a bounding shape, Experian’s method for providing an aggregation tool, Facebook’s location-based content aggregation and distribution systems, Toyota’s ray tracing for hidden obstacle detection, and Bell’s storage modes for tiltrotor aircraft


An illustration from Toyota's patent No. 10,074,281 for a method an apparatus for determining lane identification in a roadway. [Illustration via USPTO]

An illustration from Toyota’s patent No. 10,074,281 for a method and apparatus for determining lane identification in a roadway. [Illustration via USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 70 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 11
Patents granted include Toyota’s method and apparatus for determining lane identification in a roadway, Baylor Research Institute’s fatty acid treatment for cardiac patients, and Apple’s computer internal architecture.


A drawing from Virtuix Holdings Patent No. 10,065,114 shows an example embodiment of a haptic feedback device. The newly granted patent is for a haptic glove for use in a virtual environment.

A drawing from Virtuix Holdings Patent No. 10,065,114 shows an example embodiment of a haptic feedback device. The newly granted patent is for a haptic glove for use in a virtual environment. [Source: USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 76 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 4
Patents granted include Sherwin-Williams’ color display system; Virtuix Holdings’ haptic glove for use in a virtual environment; Astrapi’s method for communicating using polynomial-based signals; and Barefoot Networks’ hash table storing reduced search key.


A diagram from Capital One Services’ Patent No. 10062177 for the placement of augmented reality objects using a guide marker. [Illustration: Patent No. 10062177, Fig 1A, USPTO]

A diagram from Capital One Services’ Patent No. 10062177 for the placement of augmented reality objects using a guide marker. [Illustration: Patent No. 10062177, Fig 1A, USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 104 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 28
Patents granted include Toyota’s vision assist systems, iWear Holdings’ garment that sends wireless messages, Galderma’s acne treatments, and Capital One’s placement of augmented reality objects.


An illustration from Patent No. 10056759  shows Tesla’s “modular adjustable power factor renewable energy inverter system.”

An illustration from Patent No. 10056759  shows Tesla’s “modular adjustable power factor renewable energy inverter system.” [Illustration: USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 104 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 21
Patents granted include Essilor’s automated eyewear kiosk, IBM’s music recommendation engine, Omnitrac’s emergency stopping for autonomous commercial vehicles, Tesla’s renewable energy power generation system, and Shavelogic’s shaving system.


Botsitter’s patent #10049278 is system for remote care of an animal includes a robotic animal caregiver. Detail from Fig. 17 shows a smart collar that can determine geolocation and relay behavior information of an animal. [Illustration: USPTO, Patent 10049278]

Botsitter’s patent #10049278 is system for remote care of an animal includes a robotic animal caregiver. Detail from Fig. 17 shows a smart collar that can determine geolocation and relay behavior information of an animal. [Illustration: USPTO, Patent 10049278]

Dallas Invents: 90 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 14
Patents granted include Frito-Lay’s texture measurement apparatus; McAfee’s reputation scoring; Botsitter’s system for remote care of an animal; T-Mobile’s system for pairing with a mobile device; and Nestec’s pomegranate extract for treating fatty liver.


An illustration from Gemmy Industries’ patent No. 10042237 demonstrates a projector that will have a body, control device, driving assembly and a light device. The image projected by the device will have a firework effect. [Fig 7 illustration: USPTO]

Dallas Invents: 86 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 7
Patents granted include AT&T’s method to detect and manage lip sync errors; IBM’s framework for analyzing information from a body camera; Gemmy Industries’ projector for an image with a firework effect; and Bank of America’s circuit board with “organic light emitting diode” light technology to help hearing or visually impaired users.


Dallas Invents: 79 Patents Granted for Week of July 31
Patents granted include Apple’s data function within an access gateway node; Dell’s credential sharing system including a pre-boot authentication; Daifuku’s automatic truck unloading robot; and IBM’s smart garment, such as a shirt, that identifies user changes.


Dallas Invents: 117 Patents Granted for Week of July 17
Patents granted include Toyota’s “intelligent earpiece” that gives social and environmental awareness; Facebook’s method for aggregating and distributing content based on location; Baylor Research Institute’s method for treating breast cancer with vaccines of dendritic cells; and Google’s method for “sending data to a wireless station.”


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.


Dallas Invents: 68 Patents Granted for Week of July 3
Patents granted include Toyota’s steering wheel that illuminates via touch; AT&T’s electrical switch that generates signals through acoustic inputs; Frito-Lay’s method for removing part of a food product through an “abrasive stream”; and Conduent Business Services’ method to create a classifier that predicts a user’s personality type.


Dallas Invents: 96 Patents Granted for Week of June 26
Patents granted include the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System’s low-cost, mobile 3D point of estimation headset; Mary Kay’s method for topical skin care treatment using plant extracts; Roka Sports’ garment for aquatic sports to help improve performance; and Capital One’s system of using a bounding shape to place augmented reality objects.


Dallas Invents: 63 Patents Granted for Week of June 19
Patents granted include Nike’s golf club head with “impact-influencing” features; Futurewei Technologies’ increased spatial resolution for panoramic video; Harvard’s invention for regulating microRNA biogenesis that relates to helping prevent cancer; and Frito-Lay’s method for producing expanded nut kernels.


Dallas Invents: 85 Patents Granted for Week of June 12
Patents granted include Toyota’s cloaking device to make an object seem transparent; Med Hab’s shoe sensor system to measure a runner’s gait; Google’s system for presenting multi-frame ads for mobile devices; and Kairos Social Solutions’s location-based social networking system that helps users select their favorite drink.   


Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of June 5
Patents granted include GXI Holdings’ easy-to-use lawnmower with larger blades; Amazon’s thermal managing system for computing devices; Hulu’s video selecting system via diversity and relevance; and Jack Ten Suited’s new electronic card game apparatus.


Dallas Invents: 85 Patents Granted for Week of June 12
Patents granted include GXI Holdings’ easy-to-use lawnmower with larger blades; Amazon’s thermal managing system for computing devices; Hulu’s video selecting system via diversity and relevance; and Jack Ten Suited’s new electronic card game apparatus.


Dallas Invents: 91 Patents Granted for Week of May 29
Patents granted include IBM’s smart garment that can communicate to a receiver “at least one parameter” away; Bottle Rocket’s new interactive video viewing experience; Fossil’s design for a device that monitors activity; and Omnitrac’s advanced warning system for vehicles on the road.


Dallas Invents: 79 Patents Granted for Week of May 22
Patents granted include Micro-Gaming Ventures’ system for micro-betting, Toyota’s device for traffic light detection, Syntilla Medical’s implantable head-mounted neurostimulation system for head pain, and IBM’s caller identity-based security.


Dallas Invents: 85 Patents Granted for Week of May 15
Patents granted include Nuvectra Corporation’s paired communication between an implanted medical device and an external control device; Toyota’s “cloaking” apparatus and method for making an object appear transparent; and NewVoiceMedia’s workflow triggering that uses real-time analytics for intelligent sales engagement.


Dallas Invents: 86 Patents Granted for Week of May 8
Patents granted include Bell Helicopter’s aircraft with selectively attachable passenger pod assembly, Fossil’s activity monitoring device, and Uber’s apparatus for managing communications.


Dallas Invents: 74 Patents Granted for Week of May 1
Patents granted include Toyota’s system for wearable smart device communications, Tesla Laboratories’ method for creation of unique identification for use in gathering survey data from a mobile device at a live event, and Match.com’s matching process system.


Dallas Invents: 79 Patents Granted for Week of April 24
Patents granted include Joshua RD Technologies’ interactive helmet system, ShopSavvy’s storage medium for payment of online purchases via a portable computing device, Baylor University’s nutraceutical with an oxygen-enabled composition and USAA’s home area recommender. 


Dallas Invents: 74 Patents Granted for Week of April 17
Patents granted include Apple’s desktop consumer electronic device, IBM’s cognitive geofencing, Mentalix’s robotic document feeder, and McAfee’s digital


Dallas Invents: 103 Patents Granted for Week of April 10
Patents granted include Botsitter’s system for remote care of an animal, Authentic’s sight-to-speech product authentication, United Services Automobile Association’s indoor drone flight awar


Dallas Invents: 73 Patents Granted for Week of April 3
Patents granted include Amazon’s quality control for video encoders on mobile devices, Capital One’s method for expedited large file processing, and The Nielsen Company’s methods to recruit audience measurement panelists.


Dallas Invents: 82 Patents Granted for Week of March 27
Patents granted include Endostim’s laparoscopic lead implantation method, Halliburton’s degradable balls for use in subterranean applications, Varidesk’s adjustable desk platform, and New York Air Brake’s train speed profiling system.


Dallas Invents: 92 Patents Granted for Week of March 20
Patents were granted for Securus’ automated background check via facial recognition, Turner Broadcasting’s programming optimization, FedEx’s shipping system and method for tracking customer personal information in electronic devices, and more.


Dallas Invents: 67 Patents Granted for Week of March 13
Patents were granted for Facebook’s location-based aggregation, McAfee’s contextual scoring of automobile drivers, Barclay Bank’s secure computing device, Gradalis’ individualized cancer therapy, and more.


Dallas Invents: 81 Patents Granted for Week of March 6
Patents were granted for Nike’s golf club heads, Digital Three’s flight safety vest, Lennox’s system for replacing air filters, and more.


Dallas Invents: 73 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 27
Patents were granted for Raytheon’s radar detection of a concealed object on a body, Nike’s golf clubs, Astrapi’s spiral-based waveforms for communication, and more.


Dallas Invents: 76 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 22
Newly granted patents include IBM’s optical marker for drone cargo delivery, SoftLayer’s secure data entry, and University of Texas’ protection against/treatment of ionizing radiation.


Dallas Invents: 72 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 13
Newly granted patents include those for ROKA Sports’ aquatic sport performance garments and Apple’s AC-DC power converters.


Dallas Invents: 58 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 6
Newly granted patents include Syntilla Medical’s neurostimulation system for head pain and Baylor Research Institute’s methods to treat or prevent hepatitis C.


Dallas Invents: 64 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 30
Patents secured this week include Cavandish Energy’s hydrogen production system for creating and extracting hydrogen gas, Roka Sports’ swimming goggles with retroscopic lens, and University of Texas’ micro-RNA regulation of bone loss.


Dallas Invents: 66 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 23
Patents secured this week include Bell Helicopter Textron’s foldable tiltrotor aircraft and rewardStyle’s method for providing targeted marketing to a user based on the user’s social media interaction.


Dallas Invents: 64 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 16
Patents secured this week include IBM’S method for using conversational biometrics and speaker identification/verification to filter voice streams, Baylor Research Institute’s biomarkers, Curio’s RFID disruption device, and Live Nation’s triggered queue transformation.


Dallas Invents: 71 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 9
Patents secured this week include Mary Kay’s combination of plant extracts to improve skin tone, Apple’s devices for haptic mixing, and Futurewei Technologies’ method for faked base station detection.


Dallas Invents: 74 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 2
Patents secured this week include Abbott’s method for coating an implantable lens, Apple’s solution to improve coverage and cell edge performance in a mobile user communication system, Amazon’s system for reducing power consumption in a memory architecture, and Reliant Immune Diagnostics’ pregnancy test to assess disease risk.


Dallas Invents: 64 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 26
Patents secured this week include Trinity’s railroad tank car relief valve, Daifuku Co.’s automatic tire loader, unloader, Raytheon’s river velocity estimation system, and Prestige Ameritech’s medical gown.


Dallas Invents: 44 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 19
Patents secured this week include those for Frito Lay’s potato cultivar, Mary Kay’s magnolia extract, and ShaveLogic’s pivoting razors.


Dallas Invents: 56 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 12
Patents secured this week include Varidesk’s desk, Triune System’s “pop and click” noise reduction, and GE’s printed circuit board.


Dallas Invents: 71 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 5
Patents secured this week include Fossil’s in-ear headphones and Zynga’s method of notifying a user of options to participate in meta games.


Dallas Invents: 64 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 28
Patents secured this week include Bank of America’s multi-tiered protection platform and Securus Technologies’ location-based services for “exigent circumstances”


Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 21
Patents secured range from Apple’s removable door for an electronic device and Fossil’s new wrist band to Match.com’s method for finding matches between users and Stripe Fitness’ exercise device for suspended body weight training.


Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 14
Patents were granted to AT&T, Paragon Furniture, Varidesk, Accenture Global Solutions, State Farm, Blue Calypso, Southern Methodist University, Google, and more.


Dallas Invents: 84 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 7
Patents secured include Omnitrac’s vehicle parking system, Apple’s invention to solve communication disruption problems, and SMU’s integrated circuits to protect hidden content.


Dallas Invents: 90 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 31
Patents secured range from inventions for detecting explosive and making radioactive nanoparticles to vandalism detection using video and noise cancellation.


Dallas Invents: 74 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 24
Patents secured range from Amazon’s inter-service network communication optimization to Robokind’s system and method for controlling animated characters for lifelike interactions to Health Happy Pets’ method for creating an animal litter that detects health conditions in felines.


Dallas Invents: 106 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 17
Patents secured include Apple’s time-stamped event entries to Gradalis Inc.’s cancer vaccine to Nimbix Inc.’s reconfigurable cloud computing.


Dallas Invents: 73 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 10
Patents granted range from a “system and method for early detection of Alzheimer’s” to a “blueberry plant named Norman.”


Dallas Invents: 68 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 3
68 patents were granted in Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth this week, ranging from the “secure erase of non-volatile memory” assigned to SanDisk Technologies to a “golf club head having trip step feature” secured by Taylor Made Golf Company.


Dallas Invents: 71 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 26
71 patents were granted in Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth this week, ranging from an “autonomous parking monitor” assigned to Knighscope Inc. and “crime reporting in a controlled-environment facility” to Securus Technologies, Inc.


Dallas Invents: 91 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 19
Patents were granted to Fujitsu, Blackberry Limited, The Nielsen Company, Bank of America, Apple, Cisco, Brigham Young University, Qorvo, and more.


Dallas Invents: 95 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 12
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked no. 8 in patent production out of 250 metros nationally. Patents were granted to Amazon, ATT, Blackberry, FedEx, CoorsTek, Lennox, Mary Kay, Toshiba, Reata Pharmaceuticals, and more.


Dallas Invents: 86 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 5
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked no. 9 in patent production out of 250 metros nationally. Patents were granted to Match.com, IBM, Nokia, Ricoh, AT&T, Fujitsu, Sirius FM, and more.


Dallas Invents: 87 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 29
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked no. 9 in patent production out of 250 metros nationally. Patents were granted to Phillip Morris, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Fujitsu, eBay, Bank of America, Fossil Group, Pavestone, AI Visualize, and more.


Dallas Invents: 56 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 22
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked no. 14 in patent production out of 250 metros nationally. Check out patents granted to ATT, Mary Kay, Apple, Bell Helicopter, IBM, and more.


Dallas Invents: 71 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 15
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked no. 13 in patent production out of 250 metros nationally. Check out patents granted to Tinder, Amazon, Dell, State Farm, Halliburton, and more.


Dallas Invents: 83 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 8
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked no. 9 in patent production out of 250 metros nationally. Check out patents granted to Facebook, Samsung, Lockheed Martin, Lennox Industries, and more.

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