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 weekly 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.

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Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness Index


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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 R C H I V E 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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