Dallas Invents: 138 Patents Granted for Week of April 5

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Bank of America's robotics process automation macro bot
• CB Geotex's method of maintaining soil strength and stability
• Golabs' self-balancing vehicle
• K2M's expandable spinal implants
• Match Group's matching users based on selections made by third parties
• Skycam's infinite virtual pan tilt zoom camera
• Solo Brands' fire pit system
• State Farm's enhanced personal property replacement
• Texas Instruments' LIDAR with spatial light modulator
• Toyota's light module for an aerial vehicle

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of April 5, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 11
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 5
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 5
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 7
G: PHYSICS 46
H: ELECTRICITY 45


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 21
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 6
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 6
Bank of America (Charlotte, NC) 5
Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, ID) 4
Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 4
TRAXXAS (McKinney) 4
ATT Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA) 3
Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC) 3

UNASSIGNED 11


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 5
Kent Poteet (Lucas) 4
Amid Ihsan Hashim (Plano) 2
Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney) 2
Amita Brahme (Dallas ) 2
BaekGyu Kim (Mountain View, CA) 2
Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney) 2
Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell) 2
Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas) 2
Kevin Lee Strause (McKinney) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Broom tube assembly
Patent No. 11291169 

Inventor(s): Billy Gilley (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668106 on 10/30/2019 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A broom tube assembly for dislodging debris while employing a leaf blower includes an air tube that is mountable on an output of a leaf blower. A broom is provided and the broom is coupled to the air tube. The broom frictionally engages a surface being cleaned when the air tube is directed toward the surface. In this way the broom can dislodge debris for blowing the debris with the leaf blower. A plurality of brackets is each positioned around the handle. Each of the brackets engages the air tube for retaining the handle on the air tube.

[A01G] HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)


Screw fixation device, fixation kit and fixation method
Patent No. 11291487 

Inventor(s): Armodios M. Hatzidakis (Denver, CO), Christopher R. Chuinard (Traverse City, MI), Felix Buddy Savoie (New Orleans, LA), Grant E. Garrigues (Hinsdale, IL), Gregory P. Nicholson (Western Spring, IL), Jean-Marie Berger (Eden Pra
Assignee(s): AZURMEDS INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724886 on 12/23/2019 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a bone screw fixation device including two screws and only two. The bone screw includes: a first screw provided at its proximal end with a head for compressing the bone by an end-abutment; and a second screw provided at its distal end with a bone threading having a first helix pitch and at its proximal end with a bone threading having a helix with a pitch smaller than the first helix pitch.

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


Tool for seating an orthodontic aligner and method of using same
Patent No. 11291527 

Inventor(s): Michael Woodford Freitas (Burnet, TX), Shannon Marie Scherr (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): IDM Tooling, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16532884 on 08/06/2019 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool and method for seating an orthodontic aligner, unseating the aligner, or both. In one aspect, the tool comprises a handle portion and seating portion. The seating portion is connected to the handle portion. The seating portion comprises a rippled structure having the shape of a series of waves, the waves having a direction of propagation directed away from the handle portion. In a second aspect, a handle portion of the tool comprises a hook adjacent to a recess in the handle portion, the hook being configured to unseat an aligner. In a third aspect, the method comprises seating an aligner by holding a handle portion of the tool, positioning the seating portion between sets of teeth and repeatedly biting the seating portion. In a fourth aspect, the method comprises unseating an aligner by holding the rippled seating portion and using the hook to apply force to the aligner.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Expandable spinal implants
Patent No. 11291552 

Inventor(s): Sabatino Bianco (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): K2M, Inc. (Leesburg, VA)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16577437 on 09/20/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spinal implant has proximal and distal regions, and includes upper and lower bodies. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other, both concurrently and alternately, to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal or distal regions of the spinal implant. A set screw is removably disposed within the proximal region of the spinal implant to lock the vertical height of the proximal and distal regions of the spinal implant.

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


Dynamic implant fixation plate
Patent No. 11291558 

Inventor(s): Jason Tinley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NANOHIVE MEDICAL LLC (Woburn, MA)
Law Firm: White Case LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16523962 on 07/26/2019 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: The dynamic implant fixation plate and implant configured to accept the disclosed fixation plate can, in some aspects, provide a means of fixing an implant relative one or more planes while allowing motion relative to one or more planes. The use of the disclosed fixation plate and corresponding implant can reduce the occurrence of stress shielding and permit enhanced loading of the implant site.

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


Expandable interbody fusion device and method of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11291559 

Inventor(s): Hongwon Yoon (Plano, TX), Jon Suh (Ambler, PA), Sean Suh (Milltown, NJ)
Assignee(s): CTL Amedica Corporation (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Kim IP Law Group LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17194034 on 03/05/2021 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: An expandable intervertebral implant for an intervertebral fusion is provided. The implant includes a first endplate, a second endplate, a translation member and an auger mounted to the translation member and extending through the second endplate. The first endplate includes a sloped anterior face and a sloped posterior face. The second endplate includes a posteriorly facing sloped surface for matingly engaging the sloped anterior face of the first endplate. The translation member includes an anteriorly facing sloped surface for matingly engaging the sloped posterior face of the first endplate.

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


Cannula device for high flow therapy
Patent No. 11291789 

Inventor(s): George C. Dungan, II (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Vapotherm, Inc. (Exeter, NH)
Law Firm: White Case LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15637556 on 06/29/2017 (1741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nasal cannula is described herein for respiratory therapy which includes a first gas supply tub with a distal end terminating in a first connector, and a nasal cannula body which includes a first end rotatably coupled to the first connector, a second end opposite the first end, a longitudinal axis extending from the first end to the second end, and a first nasal prong in fluid communication with the first gas supply tube. The first nasal prong is rotatable relative to the first gas supply tube about the longitudinal axis of the nasal cannula body.

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


Breathing assistance apparatus
Patent No. 11291790 

Inventor(s): Alastair Edwin McAuley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fisher Paykel Healthcare Limited (Auckland, , NZ)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16874532 on 05/14/2020 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear can include a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user”s nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is disposed to sit below or on one of said user”s nose, mouth, upper lip and an inlet to the mask. The attachment is capable of receiving the mask.

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


Venom desensitizer
Patent No. 11291835 

Inventor(s): Crystal Whitten (Arlington, TX), Stanley Donald Abrams (Keene, TX), Wesley Adolph Whitten (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16551048 on 08/26/2019 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for treating venomous bites and stings of poisonous snakes, insects and other types of poisonous vectors with a titrated dose of electrons. The unit is small and easily portable and requires on a 9-vold DC battery for power. It does not require a lot of expertise to use. A bi-metallic switch provides for a limited (and calculated) dose delivery of electrons. The venom desensitizer destabilizes and de-organizes toxic metalloproteinases. This occurs through several physiological and chemical phenomena. It addresses oxidative stress occurring from bite trauma as well as venom toxins without causing negative side effects other than a brief electrical shock.

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


Audible exercise system for striking and method of use
Patent No. 11291900 

Inventor(s): Alexandra Allred (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126159 on 09/10/2018 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exercise system includes a target having a rectangular body composed of a polycarbonate material; a first handle having an opening extending through a thickness of the rectangular body; striking the rectangular body causes an audible noise.

[A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)


Pyrimidine tricyclic enone derivatives for inhibition of ROR-gamma and other uses
Patent No. 11292781 

Inventor(s): Bradley William Caprathe (Livonia, MI), Brian Kornberg (Ann Arbor, MI), Chitase Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Christopher F. Bender (Garland, TX), Gary Bolton (Ann Arbor, MI), Martha R. Hotema (Hurst, TX), Melean Visnick (Irving,
Assignee(s): REATA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16468054 on 12/16/2017 (1571 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[A61P] SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS [7]


 

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

Additive swept wedge buildup toolpath
Patent No. 11292201 

Inventor(s): Ashish Joshi (Cypress, CA), James Maynard (Chino Hills, CA), Mai-Anh T Bui (Huntington Beach, CA), Michael Taesch (Rochester Hills, MI), Timothy R. Fithian (Commerce Township, MI), William Vittitow (Garden Grove, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16476629 on 09/05/2018 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for designing and manufacturing an additive manufacturing (AM) model. A method includes computing a wedge plane and initial toolpath for an AMmodel based on a breaking angle. The method includes trimming an excess toolpath of the AM model using a breaking plane. The method includes building the toolpath along the normal of a first layer and trimming based on a next layer. The method includes building a next wedge of the toolpath in the direction of a wedge plane used to trim a previous wedge The method includes storing the toolpath.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Carpet waste composite and method for making same
Patent No. 11292230 

Inventor(s): Daniel R. McIntyre (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Carpet Recycling, LLC (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17162839 on 01/29/2021 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: A carpet waste composite and method for making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the method, cleaned, unadulterated layers of carpet having a backing side and a tufted side are provided. An initial, unfused carpet layer is made by placing two cleaned, unadulterated layers of carpet tufted side-to-tufted side with homogenous and adhesive contact therebetween. Heat and pressure followed by cooling are applied to furnish an initial, fused carpet layer. An iterative, unfused carpet layer is created by placing two cleaned, unadulterated layers of carpet tufted side-to-tufted side with the initial, fused carpet layer interposed therebetween using adhesive contact. Heat and pressure followed by cooling are applied to furnish an iterative, fused carpet layer. The process of adding layers may continue as required.

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


Systems and methods for information aggregation and event management in a vehicle
Patent No. 11292489 

Inventor(s): BaekGyu Kim (Mountain View, CA), Qiang Liu (Charlotte, NC)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16942091 on 07/29/2020 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving event management in a vehicle by aggregating information sources. In one embodiment, a method includes selecting unfiltered events, from a stream of events that are classified and filtered, and a display medium according to a decision policy associated with an operator. The method also includes communicating the unfiltered events selected for the display medium. The method also includes adapting the decision policy according to collected tracking information of operator attention associated with the unfiltered events and reward values associated with the tracking information.

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


Self-balancing vehicle
Patent No. 11292547 

Inventor(s): Matao Cao (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): GOLABS INC. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16926066 on 07/10/2020 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first wheel connected to a left vehicle body comprising a first upper case and a first lower case, a second wheel connected to a right vehicle body comprising a second upper case and a second lower case, a rotating connection member between the left vehicle body and the right vehicle body, a plurality of batteries placed inside the rotating connection member, and a controller on at least one of the first upper case and the second upper case.

[B62K] CYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDECARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE


Flight module for an aerial vehicle
Patent No. 11292590 

Inventor(s): Tom M. Neuman (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16040953 on 07/20/2018 (1355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor includes a rotor axis, two elongate blades, a hub on the rotor axis, and a rotational drive system on the rotor axis. The hub supports the blades for pivotation relative thereto, including folding one blade over the hub between radial opposition with the other blade about the rotor axis and alongside the other blade. The rotational drive system supports the blades on the hub for rotation about the rotor axis, and supports the blades on the hub for teetering.

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


 

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

Iron compositions and methods of making and using the same
Patent No. 11292813 

Inventor(s): Alvaro F. Guillem (Lantana, TX), Donald Jeffrey Keyser (Southlake, TX), Richard A. Zager (Mercer Island, WA)
Assignee(s): RENIBUS THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16805223 on 02/28/2020 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention involves a novel aqueous iron composition. The aqueous iron composition includes iron sucrose and bicarbonate. The aqueous iron composition of the invention exhibits enhanced renal protective effects relative to conventional iron sucrose compositions.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


Composition containing fluorinated thermoplastic elastomers and vulcanizates
Patent No. 11292904 

Inventor(s): Satchit Srinivasan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A. (Bollate, , IT)
Law Firm: Osha Bergman Watanabe Burton LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16628659 on 06/25/2018 (1380 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to new fluorinated thermoplastic elastomer compositions comprising a continuous thermoplastic fluorocarbon polymer phase and a dispersed vulcanized fluorine-containing elastomer phase having improved thermal processability.

[C08L] COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS (compositions based on polymerisable monomers C08F, C08G; artificial filaments or fibres D01F; textile treating compositions D06) [2]


Alcohol-potentiated antimicrobial formulations containing a disinfectant mixture
Patent No. 11292994 

Inventor(s): Frank A. Antonacci (Flower Mound, TX), Ronald D. Creamer (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16643920 on 09/07/2018 (1306 days app to issue)

Abstract: Alcohol-potentiated antimicrobial soap formulations include an alcohol-potentiated antimicrobial agent ranging from 0.10 to 2.0% (v/v), an alcohol potentiator ranging from 10.0 to 25.0% (v/v), non-ionic surfactants ranging from 0.25 to 5.0% (v/v), an emollient ranging from 0.10 to 3.0% (v/v), solvents ranging from 0.5 to 2.0% (v/v), and a carrier fluid ranging from 70.0 to 90.0% (v/v). Also, alcohol-potentiated hard surface sanitizer formulations include an alcohol-potentiated antimicrobial agent ranging from 0.10 to 1.00% (v/v), 200-proof ethanol ranging from 15.00 to 25.00% (v/v), and water. Also, alcohol-potentiated hard surface disinfectant formulations include a surfactant ranging from 0.50 to 2.00% (v/v), 190 to 200-proof ethanol ranging from 15.00 to 25.00% (v/v), an alcohol-potentiated antimicrobial agent ranging from 0.10 to 2.50, a chelating agent ranging from 0.10 to 1.50% (v/v), and water.

[C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL


Oligonucleotide probes and uses thereof
Patent No. 11293017 

Inventor(s): David Spetzler (Paradise Valley, AZ), Mark Miglarese (Phoenix, AZ), Tassilo Hornung (Phoenix, AZ), Valeriy Domenyuk (Phoenix, AZ)
Assignee(s): Caris Science, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16304389 on 05/25/2017 (1776 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided to identify oligonucleotides that bind targets of interest. The targets include tissues, cells, circulating biomarkers such as microvesicles, including those derived from various diseases. The oligonucleotides can be used in diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


Antisense antibacterial compounds and methods
Patent No. 11293024 

Inventor(s): David Greenberg (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15540387 on 12/23/2015 (2295 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are antisense oligonucleotides targeted against bacterial genes involved in biochemical pathways and/or cellular processes, and related compositions and methods of using the oligonucleotides and compositions, alone or in combination with other antimicrobial agents, for instance, in the treatment of an infected mammalian subject.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Method of maintaining soil strength and stability
Patent No. 11293159 

Inventor(s): Xavier Chapa (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): CB Geotex LLC (Melissa, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17147700 on 01/13/2021 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of maintaining soil strength and stability involves positioning a sheet of soil stabilization and strengthening material on a selected area where the strengthening and stabilization of the soil is desired. The sheet of soil stabilization and strengthening material includes a fabric layer that forms a base of the soil stabilization and strengthening material. The lower surface of the fabric layer is positioned against and engages the selected area. A moisture impervious layer is coupled to the upper surface of the fabric layer. A particulate aggregate material is embedded in the moisture impervious layer.

[E02D] FOUNDATIONS; EXCAVATIONS; EMBANKMENTS (specially adapted for hydraulic engineering E02B); UNDERGROUND OR UNDERWATER STRUCTURES [6]


Intelligent blast-hole drill bit with redundant transducer wear sensor and remote recessed reflector antenna
Patent No. 11293228 

Inventor(s): Randall Lee Johnson (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): REI, INC. (Salt Lake City, UT)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16804145 on 02/28/2020 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intelligent blast-hole drill bit that includes a housing embedded into a cavity in a bit body. A controller is disposed in the housing. An external antenna is disposed in the housing and coupled to the controller. An internal antenna is disposed in the housing and coupled to the controller. A wear transducer is disposed in the housing and coupled to the controller.

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


Apparatuses and methods for scraping
Patent No. 11293267 

Inventor(s): Garrett S. Boyd (Granbury, TX), Mitchell A. Boyd (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): FLOWCO PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698228 on 11/27/2019 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include an apparatus, such as a plunger for oil and/or gas wells, that includes one or more scraping features. The scraping feature may include at least one ridge configured to scrape material, such as paraffins, asphaltenes, salt, hydrates, debris, solids, etc., from an inner surface of a tubular body and direct the scraped material away from the plunger body. A disclosed method for scraping material from a tubular body includes releasing a plunger within the tubular body, the plunger having a body with an outer surface and a scraping feature on the outer surface that includes at least one ridge; scraping material from an inner surface of the tubular body with the ridge of the scraping feature; and directing the scraped material away from the plunger body.

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


Low-profile adjustable fastener for charge orientation of a downhole perforating tool
Patent No. 11293271 

Inventor(s): Camille Anne Bryant (Cleburne, TX), Christopher C. Hoelscher (Arlington, TX), Nicholas Peter LeClair (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17082421 on 10/28/2020 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure relate to a low-profile adjustable fastener for charge orientation of a downhole perforating tool. The perforating tool may include a first tubular comprising apertures; a second tubular comprising apertures, the first tubular disposed in the second tubular, wherein the apertures of the first tubular are configured to align with the apertures of the second tubular upon movement of the first tubular; and a fastener comprising: a first component configured to pass through the apertures on a first side of each of the first and second tubulars; and a second component configured to pass through the apertures on a second side of each of the first and second tubulars.

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


Method and apparatus for downhole heating
Patent No. 11293273 

Inventor(s): John Patterson (Commerce, TX)
Assignee(s): ACCESSESP UK LIMITED (Great Yarmouth, , GB)
Law Firm: Gordon G. Waggett, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16681289 on 11/12/2019 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: A permanent completion system is disclosed comprising: an upper ACP installed in the wellbore powered by a first power cable from the surface; a lower ACP installed in the wellbore below the upper ACP, and being powered by a second power cable from the surface and being connected to the upper APC by a spacer tube; and a heating assembly connected to the lower ACP in the wellbore and receiving power from the second power cable, the heating assembly, such as a mineral insulated heater cable, providing heat to the wellbore. The heating assembly preferably is retrievable and can be conveyed to the lower ACP by coil tubing. The coil tubing can be removed after conveying the heating assembly into place to permit further access to the upper ACP, e.g., to permit mechanical and electrical connection of a retrievable ESP assembly to the upper ACP.

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


 

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

 

Pipeline sphere with tracking device
Patent No. 11293580 

Inventor(s): Charles Allen (Houston, TX), Pamela Murrin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SB Technical Products, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778750 on 01/31/2020 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pipeline sphere is shown which houses an electronics package. The sphere is formed as a hollow elastomeric body having a predetermined wall thickness and an initially void interior. A carrier tube is positioned within the initially void interior of the sphere and is supported by oppositely arranged carrier plates which are themselves embedded within oppositely arranged end openings of the sphere. A removable inflation valve is contained in one of the valve plates at a first end of the carrier tube. The carrier tube has a plurality of apertures formed through its wall to enable inflating or deflating the sphere. One electronics package that can be used is an electrical tracking device.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Fire pit system
Patent No. 11293642 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey H. Jan (Keller, TX), Spencer H. Jan (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): SOLO BRANDS, LLC (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16722663 on 12/20/2019 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present fire pit system includes a fire pit stand including a body including a plurality of openings, wherein the walls of a fire pit body can rest upon the fire pit stand. The fire pit stand protects below surfaces (e.g., floor, ground, etc.) from high heat. The openings in the fire pit stand increase airflow. The fire pit stand fits inside the fire pit body creating a portable unit. When the fire pit is being assembled, the fire pit stand can be removed from inside the fire pit body, placed on the ground, and the fire pit body can be placed on top of the fire pit stand.

[F24B] DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES FOR SOLID FUELS; IMPLEMENTS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH STOVES OR RANGES [6]


Magnetically sealed air-cleaner door
Patent No. 11293653 

Inventor(s): Gregg W. Burnett (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161997 on 10/16/2018 (1267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door for an air cleaner housing is disclosed. The door comprises a baseplate having a first side and a second side, a gasket attached to the first side of the baseplate, a backplate connected to the second side of the baseplate, and a front plate spaced apart from the backplate by spacers, wherein the baseplate, the backplate and the front plate are attached by a plurality of fasteners. Slots may be formed in the baseplate, and a magnet is positioned in each of the slots. The baseplate, the backplate, and the gasket dimensions may be adapted to fit within an opening in an air-cleaner housing. The magnets may be positioned to hold the door in position the housing opening. The gasket comprises a cellular urethane that seals the door to the housing to prevent air leaks.

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


System and method for identifying causes of HVAC system faults
Patent No. 11293658 

Inventor(s): Amita Brahme (Dallas, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806305 on 03/02/2020 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controller of an HVAC system is communicatively coupled to a suction-side sensor and a shutoff switch. The controller stores measurements of the suction-side property over an initial period of time. The controller detects that the shutoff switch is tripped at a first time stamp corresponding to an end of the initial period of time. The controller accesses the measurements of the suction-side property. The controller determines, based on the measurements of the suction-side property, whether the suction-side property has an increasing or decreasing trend. In response to determining that the suction-side property has the increasing trend, the controller determines that a malfunction of a fan caused the shutoff switch to trip. In response to determining that the suction-side property has the decreasing trend, the controller determines that a blockage of the refrigerant conduit subsystem caused the shutoff switch to trip.

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


Detection of a reversing valve fault
Patent No. 11293659 

Inventor(s): Amita Brahme (Dallas, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16832255 on 03/27/2020 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system includes a reversing valve configured to receive refrigerant and direct the received refrigerant based on an operating mode of the HVAC system. The HVAC system includes first and second sensors. A sensor measures a heat-exchanger temperature associated with the outdoor heat exchanger. A controller monitors an outdoor temperature and the heat-exchanger temperature and compares these temperatures. The controller determines whether the HVAC system is intended to operate in a cooling or heating mode. If the heat-exchanger temperature is less than the outdoor temperature and the HVAC system is intended to operate in the cooling mode, the controller determines that a first reversing-valve fault is detected. The first reversing-valve fault is associated with the reversing valve being in the heating configuration when the HVAC system is intended to operate in the cooling mode.

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


Primer insert having a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 11293727 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587303 on 09/30/2019 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for use in a polymeric ammunition cartridge includes atop surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and one or more pads positioned on the recess bottom; a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture to extend at least partially over the recess bottom and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


Method of making polymeric subsonic ammunition
Patent No. 11293732 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16219215 on 12/13/2018 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making a subsonic ammunition having a polymeric casing body having a generally cylindrical hollow polymer body having a body base at a first end thereof and a mouth at a second end to define a propellant chamber; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber, wherein the propellant chamber has an internal volume that is at least 10% less than the open internal volume of a standard casing of equivalent caliber; and a primer insert positioned in the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


 

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Method and system for managing the monitoring of an engine cooling system
Patent No. 11293837 

Inventor(s): Laura E. Bower (Whitmore Lake, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255410 on 01/23/2019 (1168 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for managing a monitoring of an engine cooling system. A transient condition associated with an engine system is identified. A determination is made as to whether the transient condition is a delay condition based on whether the transient condition exceeds a transient threshold. A determination is made, in response to a determination that the transient condition is not the delay condition, as to whether a period of time that has passed since a previously identified delay condition meets a time threshold. Monitoring of a health of the engine cooling system is enabled in response to a determination that the period of time meets the time threshold.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Voltage sensing circuit
Patent No. 11293954 

Inventor(s): Naman Gupta (Faridabad, , IN), Rajat Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN), Santhosh Kumar Srinivasan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16363779 on 03/25/2019 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In some examples, the circuit includes a Zener diode, a first current source, a first n-type field effect transistor (FET), a first inverter circuit, and a second current source. The Zener diode has a cathode coupled to a first node and an anode coupled to a second node. The first current source has a first terminal coupled to the second node and a second terminal coupled to a ground terminal. The first n-type FET has a gate terminal coupled to the second node, a source terminal coupled to the ground terminal, and a drain terminal coupled to a third node. The first inverter circuit has an input coupled to the third node and an output coupled to a fourth node. The second current source has a first terminal coupled to a fifth node and a second terminal coupled to the third node.

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


Systems and methods for false-positive reduction in power electronic device evaluation
Patent No. 11293981 

Inventor(s): Ali M. Bazzi (South Windsor, CT), Donald McMenemy (Willington, CT), John Kaminski (Vernon, CT), Krishna Pattipati (Storrs Mansfield, CT), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743541 on 01/15/2020 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of testing the health of vehicular power devices are disclosed herein. A method may include producing operating points as a function of cycling current (I[subscript]ds[/subscript]) and voltage drain to source (V[subscript]ds[/subscript]) when a subject device is conducting current. The method may further include determining a mean of moving distribution to adapt a center of the moving distribution contrasted with a plurality of known healthy devices. The method may also include indicating an imminent fault in the subject device based upon a discontinuity among operating points above a threshold.

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


Fault detection in hybrid DC-DC power convertors
Patent No. 11293992 

Inventor(s): Alaa Eldin Y El Sherif (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXP B.V. (Eindhoven, , NL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16813849 on 03/10/2020 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: There are disclosed fault detection circuits and methods for an N-to-1 Dickson topology hybrid DC-DC power converter. A short circuit fault detection circuit comprises: first and second measuring circuits configured to measure first and second voltages, Vsw[b]1[/b], Vsw[b]2[/b], at the switching node in the first and second state; first and second calculation circuits configured to calculate first and second absolute error voltage as an absolute difference of the respective first and second voltages in one operating cycle (Vsw[b]1[/b][n1], Vsw[b]2[/b][n1]) and in a next subsequent operating cycle (Vsw[b]1[/b][n], Vsw[b]2[/b][n]); and first and second fault circuits configured to provide first and second fault outputs indicative of a fault in response to the respective first or second absolute error voltage exceeding a short-circuit-trip level. Open circuit fault detection circuits and methods are also disclosed.

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


Concave cavity for integrated microfabricated sensor
Patent No. 11294002 

Inventor(s): Ann Gabrys (Woodside, CA), Nathan Brockie (Edinburgh, , GB), Roozbeh Parsa (Portola Valley, CA), Terry Dyer (Largs, , GB), William French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16918098 on 07/01/2020 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated microfabricated sensor includes a sensor cell having a cell body, a first window attached to the cell body, and a second window attached to the cell body. The cell body laterally surrounds a cavity, so that both windows are exposed to the cavity. The sensor cell contains a sensor fluid material in the cavity. The cavity has concave profiles at cell body walls, so that the cavity is wider in a central region, approximately midway between the first window and the second window, than at the first surface and at the second surface. The cell body walls of the cell body have acute interior angles at both windows. The cell body is formed using an etch process that removes material from the cell body concurrently at the first surface and the second surface, forming the acute interior angles at both the first surface and the second surface.

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


LIDAR with spatial light modulator
Patent No. 11294056 

Inventor(s): Patrick Ian Oden (McKinney, TX), Stephen Aldridge Shaw (Plano, TX), Terry Alan Bartlett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16735197 on 01/06/2020 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spatial light modulator (SLM) has an array of pixels configured to modulate light in patterns responsive to first control signals. The modulated light forms at least one patterned light beam in a field of view. An illumination source is optically coupled to the SLM. The illumination source is configured to illuminate the array of pixels, responsive to second control signals. Circuitry is coupled to the SLM and to the illumination source. The circuitry is configured to provide the first control signals to the SLM and the second control signals to the illumination source. At least one detector is configured to detect a reflection of the patterned light beam in the field of view.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)


High density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods
Patent No. 11294135 

Inventor(s): Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell, TX), Kevin Lee Strause (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17523236 on 11/10/2021 (146 days app to issue)

Abstract: High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.

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


High density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods
Patent No. 11294136 

Inventor(s): Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell, TX), Kevin Lee Strause (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17523253 on 11/10/2021 (146 days app to issue)

Abstract: High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.

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


Robotics process automation macro bot
Patent No. 11294342 

Inventor(s): Ryan Eric Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17066598 on 10/09/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for managing process automation with a macro bot is provided. By allowing for modifications to RPA bot behavior without changing the code of the RPA bots and providing for an efficient querying and reporting function, the system addresses a number of computer technology-centric challenges. The system allows the entity to push updates to bot behavior through a rules database without individually reconfiguring each bot. This ensures that the functionality of the bots may be updated for future entity needs and objectives while minimizing bot downtime. Furthermore, providing updates without changing the code of the bots allows the system to increase computing efficiency by reducing the demands on computer resources associated with applying a system-wide update, such as processing power, memory space, storage space, cache space, electric power, and networking bandwidth.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Vehicle motion adaptation systems and methods
Patent No. 11294381 

Inventor(s): Joshua V. Marasigan (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16198440 on 11/21/2018 (1231 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle motion adaptation system includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor and storing a machine learning program. The machine learning program, upon execution by the processor, performs at least the following operations of (i) determining a selective set of data points to be stored on board, (ii) storing the selected set of data points based on the determination, (iii) determining a learned response to one or more driving events based on the selected set of data points stored onboard, and (iv) adapting a motion of a vehicle based on the learned response.

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


Methods and equipment for reducing power loss in cellular systems
Patent No. 11294409 

Inventor(s): Erik William Lilieholm (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16403773 on 05/06/2019 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of powering a radio that is mounted on a tower of a cellular base station are provided in which a direct current (”DC”) power signal is provided to the radio over a power cable and a voltage level of the output of the power supply is adjusted so as to provide a substantially constant voltage at a first end of the power cable that is remote from the power supply. Related cellular base stations and programmable power supplies are also provided.

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


Stackable multi-phase power stage controller with current matching
Patent No. 11294411 

Inventor(s): Muthusubramanian Venkateswaran (Bengaluru, , IN), Preetam Charan Anand Tadeparthy (Bengaluru, , IN), Rohit Narula (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16950239 on 11/17/2020 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power stage controller includes: a multi-phase pulse control circuit; a current sense circuit; a comparator; an error amplifier; and a mode controller. The mode controller includes a mode controller input and a summation circuit. The summation circuit has a first summation circuit input, a second summation circuit input and a summation circuit output, the first summation circuit input is coupled to the error amplifier output, and the summation circuit output is coupled to the first comparator input. The mode controller is configured to: select one of a main controller mode or a secondary controller mode responsive to a mode control voltage at the mode controller input; bypass the summation circuit responsive to selection of the main controller mode; and enable the summation circuit responsive to selection of the secondary controller mode.

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


Interactive head-mounted display
Patent No. 11294427 

Inventor(s): Christen K Medulla (Frisco, TX), Michael J Medulla (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15867474 on 01/10/2018 (1546 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interactive head-mounted display includes a U-shaped headband that rests atop the crown of a user”s head. At each end of the headband is an earpiece and a housing containing various electronics for operating and interacting with a designated wireless phone. Pivotally attached to an end of the headband is an arcuate, translucent shield that is suspended in front of the wearer”s eyes. When wearing a connected device, a user can display on the shield any graphics generated by the phone, initiate a telephone call, transmit a text message, or initiate any other task that can be performed on the wireless phone, but without using the hands.

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


Capacitive touch sensor
Patent No. 11294512 

Inventor(s): Ling Zhu (Shanghai, , CN), Xutong Han (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16855435 on 04/22/2020 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a circuit board having a first conductive pad on a circuit board surface and a conductive overlay, which has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface and is configured to deflect in response to a touch on the first surface. A protrusion protrudes from the second surface and is configured to be a second conductive pad. The circuit board, the conductive overlay, and the protrusion are arranged such that the second surface faces the circuit board surface and is separated from the first conductive pad by a first distance. The protrusion and the first conductive pad are separated by a second distance and have an overlapping area. The apparatus may also comprise a spacer configured to separate the first conductive pad from the second surface by the first distance and from the protrusion by the second distance.

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


Capacitive single layer multi-touch panel having improved response characteristics
Patent No. 11294517 

Inventor(s): Tao Peng (Carlsbad, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16902494 on 06/16/2020 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided. A substrate and a cover plate are provided. A sensor layer is formed on at least one of the substrate and the cover plate. The sensor layer includes a plurality of row electrodes and a plurality of column electrodes interleaved with the plurality of row electrodes, where each row electrode and each column electrode is formed of a plurality of stair-stepped diamonds. An insulator is also included so as to electrically isolate the plurality of row electrodes and the plurality of column electrodes, where the insulator is substantially transparent to visible spectrum light. The apparatus employs mirror symmetric row sensor routing placement.

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


Management of transport software updates
Patent No. 11294662 

Inventor(s): Devang H. Parekh (Dallas, TX), Louis Brugman (Frisco, TX), Wilson-Boon Siang Khoo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597796 on 10/09/2019 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a software update at a transport, performing a first validation of the software update in a first environment, wherein the first environment includes a least amount of potential interactions, and performing a further validation of the software update when the first validation is successful, in a further environment, wherein the further environment includes an amount of potential interactions greater than the first environment.

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


Method and apparatus for dual issue multiply instructions
Patent No. 11294673 

Inventor(s): Mujibur Rahman (Plano, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878608 on 05/20/2020 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes performing, by a processor in response to a dual issue multiply instruction, multiplication of operands of the dual issue multiply instruction using multiplication units comprised in a data path of the processor and configured to operate together to determine a product of the operands, and storing, by the processor, the product in a storage location indicated by the dual issue multiply instruction.

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


Processing device with a microbranch target buffer for branch prediction using loop iteration count
Patent No. 11294681 

Inventor(s): David Edward Smith, Jr. (Allen, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Paul Daniel Gauvreau (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16888783 on 05/31/2020 (674 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit comprising instruction processing circuitry for processing a plurality of program instructions and instruction prediction circuitry. The instruction prediction circuitry comprises circuitry for detecting successive occurrences of a same program loop sequence of program instructions. The instruction prediction circuitry also comprises circuitry for predicting a number of iterations of the same program loop sequence of program instructions, in response to detecting, by the circuitry for detecting, that a second occurrence of the same program loop sequence of program instructions comprises a same number of iterations as a first occurrence of the same program loop sequence of program instructions.

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


Parallel information processing on multi-core computing platforms
Patent No. 11294688 

Inventor(s): Amir Krayden (Even Yehuda, , IL), Anton Gartsbein (Kiryat Tivon, , IL), Gal Zolkover (Haifa, , IL), Or Sadeh (Tel Aviv, , IL), Ori Zakin (Sde Varburg, , IL), Yuval Lev (Gan Yavne, , IL), Yuval Moshe (Tirat Carmel, , IL)
Assignee(s): ATT SERVICES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Browdy and Neimark, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16622482 on 06/01/2018 (1404 days app to issue)

Abstract: A parallel-processing computer system is provided for parallel processing of data packets conveyed in a communication network. The system comprises: a memory; a plurality of processing elements; and a program stored at the memory for execution by the plurality of processing elements. The at least one program comprises instructions for: receiving one or more data packets comprising operational instructions from an application; establishing a pipeline element for carrying out a service process, which comprises a plurality of sub-pipelines, each associated with a respective task required for carrying out the service process and wherein each of the plurality of processing elements is operative for carrying out tasks associated with a respective sub-pipeline belonging to the plurality of sub-pipelines; and executing simultaneously by the plurality of processing elements, tasks associated with the plurality of sub-pipelines, wherein the plurality of processing elements is implementing a parallel processing of each data packet.

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


Global coherence operations
Patent No. 11294707 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX), Neelima Muralidharan (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882365 on 05/22/2020 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a L2 controller, a request to perform a global operation on a L2 cache and preventing new blocking transactions from entering a pipeline coupled to the L2 cache while permitting new non-blocking transactions to enter the pipeline. Blocking transactions include read transactions and non-victim write transactions. Non-blocking transactions include response transactions, snoop transactions, and victim transactions. The method further includes, in response to an indication that the pipeline does not contain any pending blocking transactions, preventing new snoop transactions from entering the pipeline while permitting new response transactions and victim transactions to enter the pipeline; in response to an indication that the pipeline does not contain any pending snoop transactions, preventing, all new transactions from entering the pipeline; and, in response to an indication that the pipeline does not contain any pending transactions, performing the global operation on the L2 cache.

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


Resource provisioning for multiple invocations to an electronic design automation application
Patent No. 11294729 

Inventor(s): Patrick D. Gibson (Tualatin, OR), Robert A. Todd (Beaverton, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15974387 on 05/08/2018 (1428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include a resource acquisition engine configured to acquire a set of computing resources for execution of an application flow comprising multiple invocations to an EDA application. The system may also include a resource provision engine configured to provide the set of computing resources for execution of a first EDA process of the EDA application launched by a first invocation in the application flow and identify a second invocation subsequent to the first invocation in the application flow, the second invocation to launch a second EDA process of the EDA application. The resource provision engine may be further configured to, without releasing the set of computing resources provided to the first EDA process, proxy the set of computing resources into a proxied set of computing resources and provide the proxied set of computing resources for execution of the second EDA process of the EDA application.

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


System and method for automating testing of nonfunctional requirements
Patent No. 11294790 

Inventor(s): Firasath Ali (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16991438 on 08/12/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various methods, apparatuses/systems, and media for implementing an automation testing module are disclosed. A processor creates a plurality of production robots each configured to validate a particular nonfunctional requirement (NFR) among a plurality of NFRs of an application during a development environment of the application. The processor identifies a tool specific for testing the particular NFR from the plurality of production robots; and implements the identified tool”s application programming interface (API) to automatically execute a test scenario to validate the particular NFR. The test scenario is selected from a plurality of test scenarios to be executed and tested by the production robots to validate each NFR during the development phase and to determine that the application is stable and ready for production based on validation of the plurality of NFRs prior to entering into a production phase of the application.

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


Managing and maintaining multiple debug contexts in a debug execution mode for real-time processors
Patent No. 11294794 

Inventor(s): Gary A. Cooper (Oakmont, PA), Jason Lynn Peck (Houston, TX), Markus Koesler (Landshut, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17008418 on 08/31/2020 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A real-time debugger implementation maintains and manages multiple debug contexts allowing developers to interact with real-time applications without ”breaking” the system in which the debug application is executing. The debugger allows multiple debug contexts to exist and allows break points in real-time and non-real-time code portions of one or more applications executing on a debug enabled core of a processor. A debug monitor function may be implemented as a hardware logic module on the same integrated circuit as the processor. Higher priority interrupt service requests may be serviced while otherwise maintaining a context for the debug session (e.g., stopped at a developer defined breakpoint). Accordingly, the application developer executing the debugger may not have to be concerned with processing occurring on the processor that may be unrelated to the current debug session.

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


Method and apparatus for vector permutation
Patent No. 11294826 

Inventor(s): Dheera Balasubramanian Samudrala (Richardson, TX), Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Mujibur Rahman (Plano, TX), Peter Richard Dent (Bournemouth, , GB), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16551587 on 08/26/2019 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes performing, by a processor in response to a vector permutation instruction, permutation of values stored in lanes of a vector to generate a permuted vector, wherein the permutation is responsive to a control storage location storing permute control input for each lane of the permuted vector, wherein the permute control input corresponding to each lane of the permuted vector indicates a value to be stored in the lane of the permuted vector, wherein the permute control input for at least one lane of the permuted vector indicates a value of a selected lane of the vector is to be stored in the at least one lane, and storing the permuted vector in a storage location indicated by an operand of the vector permutation instruction.

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


Initialization sequencing of chiplet I/O channels within a chiplet system
Patent No. 11294848 

Inventor(s): Dean E. Walker (Allen, TX), Tony Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17075153 on 10/20/2020 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises an interposer including interconnect and multiple chiplets arranged on the interposer. Each chiplet includes multiple chiplet input-output (I/O) channels interconnected to I/O channels of other chiplets by the interposer; a chiplet I/O interface for the chiplet I/O channels that includes multiple interface layers; and initialization logic circuitry configured to advance initialization of the chiplet interface sequentially through the interface layers starting with a lowest interface layer.

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


Systems and methods for querying a distributed inventory of visual data
Patent No. 11294949 

Inventor(s): Brian M. Kursar (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Connected North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120810 on 09/04/2018 (1309 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to using vehicles as mobile observation platforms and improving the querying of visual data within the vehicles by leveraging edge computing resources of the vehicles in a distributed network. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving, in a selected vehicle that is equipped with at least one camera, a visual query from a remote device, identifying search parameters from the query that specify at least visual content that is to be identified. The method includes analyzing a subset of a visual inventory to identify whether the subset includes the visual content by using at least a machine vision model executing on a processor within the selected vehicle. The visual inventory includes camera data that is acquired by the selected vehicle. The method includes communicating detection results about whether the subset includes the visual content to the remote device.

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


System and method for matching users based on selections made by third parties
Patent No. 11294979 

Inventor(s): John Masten Mitchell (Dallas, TX), Kenneth Basil Hoskins (Plano, TX), Rahim Sherali Makani (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MATCH GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16746627 on 01/17/2020 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes an interface and a processor. The interface sends and receives data over a network. The processor uses the interface to transmit a first series of profiles to a first user that includes recommended profiles for a second user. The processor uses the interface to receive a selection from the first user of a profile corresponding to a third user. The processor uses the interface to transmit a second series of profiles to the third user that includes recommended profiles for the third user. The processor uses the interface to receive a selection from the third user of a profile corresponding to the second user. In response to receiving the selection from the first user of the profile corresponding to the third user and the selection from the third user of the profile corresponding to the second user, the processor enables communication between the second and third users.

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


Using cloud-based data for industrial simulation
Patent No. 11295047 

Inventor(s): Stephen Nawalaniec (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc. (Mayfield Heights, OH)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234039 on 12/27/2018 (1195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud-based simulation generation service collects industrial data from multiple industrial customers for storage and analysis on a cloud platform. The service employs a simulation generator component that analyzes data to facilitate generating a simulation model that simulates an industrial automation system, including simulating or emulating industrial devices, industrial processes, other industrial assets, or network-related assets or devices, and their respective interrelationships with each other. The simulation generator component also analyzes modification data to facilitate generating a modified simulation model that simulates the industrial automation system based on the modification. The simulation generator component performs operation simulations using the simulation model or modified simulation model to facilitate determining whether making the modification is appropriate, determining or predicting performance of a modified industrial automation system, determining compatibility of a modification with an industrial automation system, or determining or predicting performance of the industrial automation system when processing a work order.

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


System and method of generating deltas between documents
Patent No. 11295076 

Inventor(s): Karpaga Ganesh Patchirajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16527360 on 07/31/2019 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: Generating a difference between a first and second plurality of lines of text in structured machine-readable format may include determining, by at least one processor, a line of the second plurality of lines that constitutes a best match for a line of the first plurality of lines. The line of the first plurality of lines and its respective best match may be associated with a similarity score. The at least one processor may compare the similarity score to a threshold value. In response to determining that the similarity score is greater than or equal to the threshold value, the at least one processor may compute, the textual difference between the line of the first plurality of lines and its best match. In response to computing the textual difference, the at least one processor may analyze the textual difference to identify a non-meaningful change. In response to identifying a non-meaningful change, the at least one processor may record the textual difference in a delta with a flag indicating the presence of the non-meaningful change.

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


Group-equivariant convolutional neural networks for 3D point clouds
Patent No. 11295170 

Inventor(s): Binh Cong Phan (Dong Thap, , VN), Nghia Trung Huynh (Quang Ngai, , VN), Phong Xuan Nguyen (Ha Noi, , VN), Thieu Ngoc Vo (Gia Lai, , VN), Tuan Anh Le (Ho Chi Minh, , VN)
Assignee(s): FPT USA Corp. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17403888 on 08/17/2021 (231 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system including one or more computers and one or more storage devices storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more computers, cause the one or more computers to implement a group-equivariant convolutional neural network configured to process a network input including a set of 3D points to generate an output tensor representing transformed features of the network input is described. The group-equivariant convolutional neural network includes a grouping layer, a switching layer, a pre-processing layer, a group-equivariant layer, a first subnetwork, an average pooling layer, a second subnetwork, an output subnetwork, and a final output layer.

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


Discovery and generation of organizational key performance indicators utilizing glossary repositories
Patent No. 11295247 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Roberts Calderon Safran Cole, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738524 on 01/09/2020 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing discovery and realization of business measurement concepts may include providing at least one interface configured to receive an input from an operator associated with an organization, determining a selected set of glossary terms from a repository including a plurality of glossaries based at least in part on the input where the glossaries relate to different performance indicator components that are combinable to define a measurable performance indicator, and generating at least one performance indicator of the organization based on the selected set of glossary terms.

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


System and method for managing maintenance items within a transportation system
Patent No. 11295276 

Inventor(s): Jerilynn Daykin (Collinsville, OK), Linda Norfleet (Claremore, OK), Mei Zhang (Lewisville, TX), Noonu Joseph Alummoottil (Irving, TX), Pengcheng Zhang (Colleyville, TX), Roger Louis Slakey (St. Peters, MO), Tim Towns (Cla
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16296835 on 03/08/2019 (1124 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for managing maintenance items within a transportation system according to which a workload assignment is generated. The transportation system includes an aircraft fleet and the method includes presenting a window on a graphical user interface and receiving a request to complete a maintenance item via the window. The window includes a number of selection boxes, drop-down menus, and text boxes configured to receive the request to complete the maintenance item.

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


Batch transaction multiplexing engine
Patent No. 11295334 

Inventor(s): Gopikrishna Nemalikanti (Frisco, TX), Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Saritha Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399263 on 04/30/2019 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for batch multiplexing a plurality of transactions are provided. A system may include a machine-learning (”ML”) based engine configured to receive instructions to execute a first transaction, derive a plurality of sets of delay parameters for the first transaction, and display the sets of delay parameters on a graphical user interface (”GUI”) associated with a sender of the instructions. The engine may be configured to receive a selection of a set of delay parameters, and, based on the selection, append the first transaction to one of a plurality of pending transaction queues. The engine may be further configured to, within a maximum time window, combine the transactions in the pending transaction queue to create a single multiplexed transaction, and execute the multiplexed transaction. The engine may also be configured to demultiplex the multiplexed transaction after it is executed.

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


Systems and methods for enhanced personal property replacement
Patent No. 11295392 

Inventor(s): Greg Maurer (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16853334 on 04/20/2020 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for enhanced personal property replacement (i) builds a virtual inventory of personal belongings, such as by performing object recognition techniques on mobile device digital images with the customer”s permission or affirmative consent; (ii) receives user preferences transmitted from their mobile device; (iii) receives a request from the user to handle an insurance claim after an insurance-related event; (iv) determines items to purchase for the user based upon the user preferences, and/or the extent of damage; and/or (v) transmits, to a retailer remote server a virtual order for the items to be delivered to the user at a temporary (hotel) or permanent (home) address. Insurance claim monies may be used to pay for the items. As a result, after an event (e.g., fire, tornado, hurricane), household or other goods may be automatically purchased and delivered to a customer to alleviate the negative impact of the event on their life.

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


Systems, methods, and computer program products for matching service consumers and providers
Patent No. 11295397 

Inventor(s): Bhakti Achlerkar (Carrollton, TX), Brian Lewis (McKinney, TX), Jason P. Ridge (Frisco, TX), John Bradley Chaykowsky (Dallas, TX), Robert Haley (Plano, TX), Tiago Schwartz Calheiros (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTUIT INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795816 on 10/27/2017 (1621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for matching a consumer of a service with a provider of the service includes a service consumer program host computer communicatively coupled to a consumer/provider matching computer through a first network. The system also includes a service provider host computer communicatively coupled to the consumer/provider matching computer through a second network. The system further includes a consumer computer communicatively coupled to the consumer/provider matching computer through a third network. Moreover, the system includes a provider computer communicatively coupled to the consumer/provider matching computer through a fourth network. The consumer/provider matching computer generates a ranked list of providers by analyzing consumer data.

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


Cognitive recommendations for first responders
Patent No. 11295405 

Inventor(s): Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15363575 on 11/29/2016 (1953 days app to issue)

Abstract: Providing recommendations for first responders can include receiving, using a processor, real time sensor data from a plurality of sensors, correlating, using the processor, the real time sensor data with historical data for a plurality of prior incidents to determine a selected prior incident matching the real time sensor data, and determining a recommended next action from an operating procedure based upon a next action taken for the selected prior incident.

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


Method and apparatus for use of function-function surfaces and higher-order structures as a tool
Patent No. 11295510 

Inventor(s): Kenneth M. Forster (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. (Tampa, FL)
Law Firm: Saliwanchik, Lloyd Eisenschenk (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16683748 on 11/14/2019 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for displaying information. In a specific embodiment, at least two pluralities of voxel values for a corresponding at least two functions with respect to at least a portion of a subject can be obtained. The at least a portion of the subject can have a plurality of local volume elements, where the at least two pluralities of voxel values for the corresponding at least two functions each correspond to the plurality of local volume elements. In this way, there is a voxel value for each function for each local volume element of the portion of the subject. Each of the at least two pluralities of voxel values represents the value of the corresponding function of the at least two functions for the corresponding plurality of local volume elements. A representation is created where the value of one of the at least two functions is on a first axis and a count of voxels is on a second axis. The count of voxels on the second axis is at least a portion of the count of voxels having the value of the one of the at least two functions on the first axis. In another embodiment, the value of the other one of the at least two functional mechanisms can be on a third axis. The count of voxels on the second axis can then be the count of voxels having the value of the one of the at least two functional mechanisms on the first axis and having the value of the other one of the at least two functional mechanisms on the third axis.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Staged troubleshooting and repair of vehicle electromechanical components
Patent No. 11295562 

Inventor(s): Derek A. Thompson (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16360766 on 03/21/2019 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes an automotive staged diagnostic system including: one or more components of the vehicle, a user interface, and a control unit configured to receive a signal identifying at least one malfunctioning component of the vehicle. The system may automatically identify a diagnostic procedure for the malfunctioning component from a plurality of diagnostic procedures, initiate and execute the steps of the identified diagnostic procedure by: soliciting information from a user, issuing instructions to the user, executing branching logic steps, and checking electrical pathways upstream and downstream of the malfunctioning component. The control unit is further configured to initiate repair or replacement of the malfunctioning component based on a user action received via the user interface, and recommend service options if the diagnostic procedure is unable to return the malfunctioning component to working order.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Custom rack for scalable position tracking system
Patent No. 11295593 

Inventor(s): Deepanjan Paul (Plano, TX), Ryan Robert Strong (Plano, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16991947 on 08/12/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rack for a scalable tracking system includes weight sensors disposed on shelves that hold items. The weight sensors detect the weight of the items and communicates signals indicating that weight to a circuit board positioned in the rack. The circuit board communicates these detected weights to a weight server that determines, based on these weights, whether items were removed from the shelves.

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


Roadway safety system
Patent No. 11295613 

Inventor(s): James P. Bradley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17521792 on 11/08/2021 (148 days app to issue)

Abstract: A safety system to prevent a wrong-way vehicle from entering a roadway by driving onto an exit ramp in the wrong direction. A detection system monitors and detects the wrong-way vehicle as soon as it enters the exit ramp in the wrong direction. Upon detecting a wrong-way vehicle, the roadway safety system remotely sends a signal to turn off the motor of the wrong-way vehicle. The system may also record the vehicle”s identification and communicate it to a command center to determine the mobile phone number of the owner/driver and call the driver to alert them that they are driving the wrong-way. Alternatively, a series of one or more penetrable and/or impenetrable barriers could be deployed to stop the wrong-way vehicle. The safety system may further include a communications system to communicate to a central office to initiate other alarms and control traffic on the roadway in response to detecting a wrong-way vehicle.

[G08G] TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic B61L; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/88; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes G01S 13/93, G01S 15/93, G01S 17/93; control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment G05D 1/00) [2]


Latching sense amplifier
Patent No. 11295789 

Inventor(s): Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Tucker, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17027124 on 09/21/2020 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A latching sense amplifier includes an input stage and an output stage. The output stage is coupled to the input stage. The output stage includes a first output node, a second output node, a pull-up circuit, and a pull-down circuit. The pull-up circuit includes a first transistor, a second transistor, and a latch circuit. The first transistor is configured to pull up the first output node. The second transistor is configured to pull up the second output node. The latch circuit is configured to control the first transistor and the second transistor. The pull-down circuit includes a latch circuit configured to pull-down the first output node based on a voltage of the second output node.

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


Methods for adjusting row hammer refresh rates and related memory devices and systems
Patent No. 11295800 

Inventor(s): Joo-Sang Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: TraskBritt (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17195083 on 03/08/2021 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of operating a memory device are disclosed. A method may include determining an amount of activity associated with at least one memory bank of a memory device. The method may further include adjusting a row hammer refresh rate for the at least one memory bank based on the amount of activity associated with the at least one memory bank. Memory devices and systems are also described.

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


System and method for handing diagnostic test results to telemedicine provider
Patent No. 11295859 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842512 on 12/14/2017 (1573 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for handing off diagnostic test results to a telemedicine provider is provided. The method comprises receiving diagnostic test results in response to a diagnostic test, determining if the diagnostic test results include a positive result, storing the diagnostic test results on a server disposed on a network, sending the diagnostic test results from the server to the telemedicine provider, sending additional medical history information to the telemedicine provider, and initiating a telemedicine conference with the telemedicine provider. NULL


Method for the integration of monolithic thin film radiation detector systems
Patent No. 11296140 

Inventor(s): Bruce E. Gnade (Lewisville, TX), Carlos Hugo Avila Avendano (Richardson, TX), Jesus I. Mejia-Silva (Frisco, TX), Manuel Quevedo-Lopez (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Saliwanchik, Lloyd Eisenschenk (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16605534 on 04/13/2018 (1453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thin film radiation detection device includes a photosensitive p-n diode, a polysilicon thin film transistor (TFT), a radiation detection layer, and a substrate. The photosensitive p-n diode and the TFT are formed on the substrate. The radiation detection layer is formed above the substrate and receives multiple radiations. The photosensitive p-n diode receives a conversion output signal from the radiation detection layer and generates a detector signal. The TFT generates an amplified signal based on the detector signal.

[G01T] MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION (radiation analysis of materials, mass spectrometry G01N 23/00; tubes for determining the presence, intensity, density or energy of radiation or particles H01J 47/00)


Method and system for resource management based on machine learning
Patent No. 11296938 

Inventor(s): Anil K Guntupalli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17207864 on 03/22/2021 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a machine learning-based resource management service is provided. A network device obtains network and end device information, and uses machine learning to determine whether to adjust an auto-scaling rule pertaining to the provisioning of an application service. The network device generates a modified auto-scaling rule based on the analysis.

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


Systems and methods for managing an automotive edge computing environment
Patent No. 11297161 

Inventor(s): BaekGyu Kim (Mountain View, CA), Yin-Chen Liu (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17065903 on 10/08/2020 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein relate to managing an automotive edge computing environment. One embodiment receives current status information from one or more edge servers; receives and queues requested computing tasks from one or more connected vehicles; selects, as an optimization trigger number N, a largest number of requested computing tasks for which an optimization process can be completed within a time, per requested computing task, that is less than an average time gap between the requested computing tasks; performs the optimization process when a number of queued requested computing tasks exceeds the optimization trigger number N, wherein the optimization process produces an updated data transfer schedule and an updated data process schedule for N queued requested computing tasks; and transmits the updated data transfer schedule and the updated data process schedule to the one or more edge servers and the one or more connected vehicles.

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


 

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Semiconductor devices and methods and apparatus to produce such semiconductor devices
Patent No. 11296016 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granby, CT), Benjamin Cook (Addison, TX), Peter Smeys (San Jose, CA), Robert Allan Neidorff (Bedford, NH), Steven Alfred Kummerl (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15808537 on 11/09/2017 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: Semiconductor devices and methods and apparatus to produce such semiconductor devices are disclosed. An integrated circuit package includes a lead frame including a die attach pad and a plurality of leads; a die including a MEMs region defined by a plurality of trenches, the die electrically connected to the plurality of leads; and a mold compound covering portions of the die, the mold compound defining a cavity between a surface of the die and a surface of the mold compound, wherein the mold compound defines a vent.

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


Semiconductor device containing metal-organic framework inter-line insulator structures and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11296028 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Ramy Nashed Bassely Said (San Jose, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16722824 on 12/20/2019 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structure, such as a semiconductor device, includes metal line structures located over a substrate and laterally spaced apart from each other. Each of the metal line structures includes planar metallic liner including a first metal element and a metal line body portion includes a second metal element that is different from the first metal element. Metal-organic framework (MOF) material portions are located between neighboring pairs of the metal line structures and contain metal ions or clusters of the first metal element and organic ligands connected to the metal ions or clusters of the first metal element. Air gaps may be formed in the MOF material portions to further reduce the effective dielectric constant.

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


High reliability polysilicon components
Patent No. 11296075 

Inventor(s): Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX), Jonathan Philip Davis (Allen, TX), Li Wang (Plano, TX), Robert M. Higgins (Plano, TX), Shariq Arshad (Allen, TX), Tathagata Chatterjee (Allen, TX), Xiaoju Wu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118648 on 08/31/2018 (1313 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure introduces, among other things, an electronic device, e.g. an integrated circuit (IC). The IC includes a semiconductor substrate comprising a first doped layer of a first conductivity type. A second doped layer of the first conductivity type is located within the first doped layer. The second doped layer has first and second layer portions with a greater dopant concentration than the first doped layer, with the first layer portion being spaced apart from the second layer portion laterally with respect to a surface of the substrate. The IC further includes a lightly doped portion of the first doped layer, the lightly doped portion being located between the first and second layer portions. A dielectric isolation structure is located between the first and second layer portions, and directly contacts the lightly doped portion.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including an inter-tier etch stop layer and method of making the same
Patent No. 11296101 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833378 on 03/27/2020 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a first-tier alternating stack of first insulating layers and first electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, an etch stop material layer located over the first-tier alternating stack, a second-tier alternating stack of second insulating layers and second electrically conductive layers located over the etch stop material layer, inter-tier memory openings vertically extending through the second-tier alternating stack, the etch stop material layer, and the first-tier alternating stack, and memory opening fill structures each including a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel located in the inter-tier memory openings. The material of the etch stop material layer is different from materials of the first insulating layers, the second insulating layers, the first electrically conductive layers, and the second electrically conductive layers.

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


Multi-layer barrier for CMOS under array type memory device and method of making thereof
Patent No. 11296112 

Inventor(s): Fumitaka Amano (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16860358 on 04/28/2020 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a doped semiconductor material portion, a metal-semiconductor alloy portion contacting the doped semiconductor material portion, a device contact via structure in direct contact with the metal-semiconductor alloy portion, and at least one dielectric material layer laterally surrounding the device contact via structure. The device contact via structure includes a barrier stack and a conductive fill material portion. The barrier stack includes at least two metal nitride layers and at least one nitrogen-containing material layer containing nitrogen and an element selected from silicon or boron.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with vertical field effect transistors and method of making thereof
Patent No. 11296113 

Inventor(s): Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17007761 on 08/31/2020 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes at least one set of vertical field effect transistors embedded within dielectric material layers overlying a substrate. Each vertical field effect transistor includes a bottom doped semiconductor electrode, a vertical transistor channel, a cylindrical gate dielectric, and a top doped semiconductor electrode. A three-dimensional NAND memory array can be provided over the first field effect transistors, and can be electrically connected to the vertical field effect transistors via metal interconnect structures. Alternatively, a three-dimensional NAND memory array can be formed on another substrate, which can be bonded to the substrate via metal-to-metal bonding. The vertical field effect transistors can be employed as switches for bit lines, word lines, or other components of the three-dimensional NAND memory array.

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


Integration of graphene and boron nitride hetero-structure device over semiconductor layer
Patent No. 11296237 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Arup Polley (Richardson, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16501731 on 05/28/2019 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device includes a gated graphene component over a semiconductor material. The gated graphene component includes a graphitic layer having at least one layer of graphene. The graphitic layer has a channel region, a first connection and a second connection make electrical connections to the graphitic layer adjacent to the channel region. The graphitic layer is isolated from the semiconductor material. A backgate region having a first conductivity type is disposed in the semiconductor material under the channel region. A first contact field region and a second contact field region are disposed in the semiconductor material under the first connection and the second connection, respectively. At least one of the first contact field region and the second contact field region has a second, opposite, conductivity type. A method of forming the gated graphene component in the microelectronic device with a transistor is disclosed.

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


Battery module constant current relay control systems and methods
Patent No. 11296389 

Inventor(s): Mikhail S. Balk (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CPS Technology Holdings LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Boardman Clark LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16752275 on 01/24/2020 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery module comprising a housing, a venting assembly, a plurality of battery cells disposed in the housing, a printed circuit configured to control operations of the battery module, a vent chamber of the venting assembly, and a lid including the venting assembly. Each of the plurality of battery cells comprises a battery cell vent for venting gases from within the corresponding battery cell upward in a direction of the printed circuit. The vent chamber is disposed between the plurality of battery cells and the printed circuit. The vent chamber is configured to direct the gases vented from the battery cell vent toward an opening for venting the gases from the battery module. The lid is disposed over the plurality of battery cells and holds the printed circuit above the plurality of battery cells.

[H01M] PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY [2]


Antenna system hardware piece for terahertz (THZ) communication
Patent No. 11296427 

Inventor(s): Gary Xu (Allen, TX), Hamid Reza Memar Zadeh Tehran (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16808243 on 03/03/2020 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna and a base station including the antenna. The antenna includes a unit cell including a radiating element, a dielectric substrate, and a feed network. The radiating element includes first and second slots. The dielectric substrate includes a central cavity filled with a dielectric element. The feed network is proximate to the central cavity between the dielectric element and the radiating element and includes first and second horizontal feeds and first and second vertical feeds. The first and second horizontal feeds are separated by an air gap and a first vertical feed to feed a transmission to the first slot. The first and second vertical feeds are connected to the first and second horizontal feeds, respectively, and connected to feed first and second portions of the radiating element, respectively.

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


Inline cable connector assembly and methods
Patent No. 11296431 

Inventor(s): Amid Ihsan Hashim (Plano, TX), Brian J. Fitzpatrick (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16343517 on 10/19/2017 (1629 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inline cable connector assembly connects one or more twisted pairs of wire leads of a first cable to one or more twisted pairs of wire leads to a second cable. The assembly includes first and second terminal housing parts, first and second wiring caps, and double ended insulation displacement contacts within the connector assembly.

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


Connectors for a single twisted pair of conductors
Patent No. 11296463 

Inventor(s): Amid Ihsan Hashim (Plano, TX), Scott Martin Keith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16964730 on 01/24/2019 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: A family of connectors includes a plug, receptacle and adapter with the plug incorporating beam contacts, and the receptacle and adapter incorporating interfacing arched beam contacts. A z-configuration of the port(s) within the receptacle and adapter is configured to interface with the plug, which also presents a z-configuration. The parallel, upper and lower portions of the z-configuration of the plug incorporate the beam contacts. The first beam contact of the plug is rotated 180 degrees from the second beam contact of the plug; the arched beam contacts are similarly rotated. The plug, receptacle and adapter of a small form factor that is similar or identical to the formal factor of an optical fiber LC connector. The plug and receptacle can be configured for circuit board, cable or patch cord mounting. The plug and receptacle can be utilized in a multi-plug/multi-receptacle configuration.

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


Integrated ESD event sense detector
Patent No. 11296501 

Inventor(s): Alan Erik Segervall (Half Moon Bay, CA), Ross Anthony Pimentel (Monte Sereno, CA), Sumantra Seth (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16910656 on 06/24/2020 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: As an example, a circuit is provided. The circuit includes an ESD (electrostatic discharge) clamping circuit with a control signal controlling clamping operations of the ESD clamping circuit. The circuit further includes a counter coupled to the control signal of the ESD clamping circuit. The counter produces a set of output signals responsive to the control signal. The circuit also includes a communications interface for coupling to the set of output signals of the counter. The communications interface also couples to communications circuitry external to the circuit.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Power distribution module(s) capable of hot connection and/or disconnection for wireless communication systems, and related power units, components, and methods
Patent No. 11296504 

Inventor(s): Boyd Grant Brower (Keller, TX), Chois Alven Blackwell, Jr. (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16839410 on 04/03/2020 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: Power distribution modules are configured to distribute power to a power-consuming component(s), such as a remote antenna unit(s) (RAU(s)). By ”hot” connection and/or disconnection, the power distribution modules can be connected and/or disconnected from a power unit and/or a power-consuming component(s) while power is being provided to the power distribution modules. Power is not required to be disabled in the power unit before connection and/or disconnection of power distribution modules. The power distribution modules may be configured to protect against or reduce electrical arcing or electrical contact erosion that may otherwise result from ”hot” connection and/or connection of the power distribution modules.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System for controlling power in a facility
Patent No. 11296510 

Inventor(s): Ryan Thomas Russell (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16943060 on 07/30/2020 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling power in a facility having an electrical system including an energy storage device and a generator and an associated fuel tank. The fuel tank provides fuel to the generator and has a gauge indicating remaining fuel. Both the energy storage device and the generator operate. The generator may be used to provide power to the facility, the energy storage device, or both simultaneously. A first power consuming device imposes a first load connected to the electrical system and second power consuming device imposes a second load connected to the electrical system. The system receives information related to the loads and calculates an initial estimated run time of the energy storage device, and information related to the first load and information related to the second load. The system selectively removes the second load in a simulation and calculates a second run time of the energy storage device.

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


Systems and methods for supplying uninterruptible power
Patent No. 11296546 

Inventor(s): Jakob Carnemark (Fairfield, CT), Robert S. Stone (Youngsville, NC)
Assignee(s): Inertech IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16653988 on 10/15/2019 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electrical systems for providing uninterruptible power to a critical load. One electrical system includes a ring bus, multiple power blocks including one or more generators electrically coupled to the ring bus, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) electrically coupled to the ring bus. In some aspects, the electrical system includes a UPS switchgear electrically coupled between the ring bus and the UPSs. In other aspects, the UPSs are electrically coupled together in parallel. Another electrical system includes a utility switchgear, UPS blocks electrically coupled together in parallel and electrically coupled to the utility switchgear via transformers, low voltage (LV) power blocks electrically coupled to the UPS blocks, and medium voltage (MV) switchgear electrically coupled to the UPS blocks via transformers. Each of the LV power blocks include one or more generators.

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


Methods and apparatus to implement temperature insensitive threshold detection for voltage supervisors
Patent No. 11296680 

Inventor(s): Keliu Shu (Frisco, TX), Yanqing Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17180335 on 02/19/2021 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed for voltage supervisors. An example apparatus includes a first switch having a first source, a first drain, and a first gate, a first resistor having a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal coupled to the first source and second terminal coupled to the first drain, a second resistor having a third terminal and a fourth terminal, the third terminal coupled to the second terminal, a third resistor having a fifth terminal and a sixth terminal, the fifth terminal coupled to the fourth terminal, a fourth resistor having a seventh terminal and an eighth terminal, the seventh terminal coupled to the sixth terminal, a second switch having a second source, a second drain, and a second gate, the second source coupled to the seventh terminal, and a comparator having an output, the output coupled to the first gate and the second gate.

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


Power-on reset circuit with reset transition delay
Patent No. 11296691 

Inventor(s): Amneh Mohammad Akour (Richardson, TX), Nikolaus Klemmer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16867392 on 05/05/2020 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power-on-reset (POR) circuit for CMOS logic is operable to transition between a POR_active state and a POR_inactive state and can include: (a) VDD/VT threshold circuitry to provide a Vtp_threshold voltage based on input Vdd and PMOS Vtp, and a Vtn_threshold voltage based on input Vdd and NMOS Vtn; (b) POR transition detect circuitry to provide a POR_transition signal (active/inactive) based on a function (Vtp, Vtn), which is a function of Vtp_threshold and Vtn_threshold; and (c) POR transition control circuitry to provide the POR_state signal (active/inactive) based on the POR_transition signal. For a POR out-of-reset transition, the POR transition detect circuitry to switch the POR_transition signal inactive based on the function (Vtp, Vtn) corresponding to the POR_inactive state, and the POR transition control circuitry, responsive to the POR_transition signal switching to inactive, to initiate a POR out-of-reset delay period, and to signal the POR_inactive state after the POR out-of-reset delay period.

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


Apparatuses and methods for compensating for crosstalk noise at input receiver circuits
Patent No. 11296693 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17160204 on 01/27/2021 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: An input receiver circuit for a signal line may receive inputs from other signal lines to mitigate crosstalk noise present on the signal line. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a transistor with a programmable width. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a bias current generator with a programmable current. The width and/or current may be programmed based on an amount of crosstalk noise introduced by the other signal line. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a resistance and/or a capacitance. In some examples the resistor and/or capacitor may be programmable. The resistance and/or capacitance may be programmed based on a duration of the crosstalk noise on the signal line.

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


Method and apparatus for providing user equipment access to millimeter wave stations through a microwave station
Patent No. 11296762 

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano, TX), George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Philippe Sartori (Algonquin, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949850 on 04/10/2018 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing user equipment access to millimeter wave stations through a microwave station includes receiving an indication of millimeter wave stations operating within a microwave coverage area of a microwave station. In a microwave band, information associated with the millimeter wave stations is broadcasted to user equipment in the microwave coverage area. A request is sent to the millimeter wave stations to transmit configuration signals over a microwave band. An instruction is transmitted over the microwave band to the user equipment to perform proximity measurements of the configuration signals. According to the proximity measurements, a request is sent to a particular millimeter wave station to transmit beamforming signals over a millimeter wave band. An instruction is transmitted over the microwave band to the user equipment to perform beamforming measurements of the beamforming signals. According to the beamforming measurements, the user equipment is switched to millimeter wave operation.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Network reconfiguration with customer premises-based application hosting
Patent No. 11296939 

Inventor(s): Christopher W. Rice (Southlake, TX), Igal Elbaz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16037638 on 07/17/2018 (1358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for instantiating a service provider application of a network service on a customer premises-based device are disclosed. For example, a processing system of a telecommunication network having at least one processor may receive a request for a network service, identify a set of resources for the network service, the set of resources for the network service including at least a first service provider application, and determine that a current configuration of the telecommunication network does not provide the set of resources. The processing system may further reconfigure the telecommunication network to provide the set of resources, the reconfiguring including instantiating the at least the first service provider application of the network service on a customer premises-based device, and deploying the network service to the telecommunication network that is reconfigured.

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


Reduced sized encoding of packet length field
Patent No. 11296995 

Inventor(s): Tony Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17007376 on 08/31/2020 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for reducing the size of packet headers without reducing the range of packet lengths supported. A packet header includes a fixed-width length field. Using a linear encoding, the maximum packet size is a linear function of the fixed-width length field. Thus, to expand the range of sizes available, either the granularity of the field must be decreased (e.g., by changing the measure of the field from flits to double-flits) or the size of the field must be increased (e.g., by changing the size of the field from 4 bits to 5 bits). However, by using a non-linear encoding, the difference between the minimum and maximum size can be increased without decreasing the granularity within a first range of field values and without increasing the size of the length field.

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


Security evaluation for computing workload relocation
Patent No. 11297090 

Inventor(s): Bruno dos Santos Silva (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566942 on 09/11/2019 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: A security incident is detected at a first location; a risk of the security incident is evaluated. A first security scores is generated for the first location. A set of security scores are generated for a set of alternative locations; the set of security scores excludes the first security score. A second security score within the set of security scores is determined to be the best security score among a plurality of security scores; the plurality of security scores comprises the set of security scores and the first security score. A workload associated with the first location is migrated to a second location, where the second location is associated with the second security score.

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


HTTP log integration to web application testing
Patent No. 11297091 

Inventor(s): Cary Hooper (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580057 on 09/24/2019 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for securely testing a web application is provided. The method may include analyzing each HTTP log entry that may be included in a centralized web server log file of a web application. Each HTTP log entry may include an endpoint. The endpoint may be a URL path correlating to a location on the web application. Based on the analysis, the method may include identifying each endpoint included in the web application and generating a first web application site-map based on each identified endpoint. The method may further include determining one or more endpoints on the first web application site map, that may be absent from a second web application site map. The second web application site map may include each crawled endpoint within the web application identified via a crawling of the web application by a web application attack tool for identifying security vulnerabilities.

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


System and method for image file generation and management
Patent No. 11297126 

Inventor(s): Ronald L. Bland (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16949972 on 11/23/2020 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging platform may determine whether an image file stored on a client device is a current version of the image file, and may identify, based on determining that the image file on the client device is not the current version of the image file, the current version of the image file in an image file store. The imaging platform may determine, based on identifying the current version of the image file and based on one or more properties associated with a network connection of the client device, a bandwidth allocation for transmitting the current version of the image file to the client device. The imaging platform may transmit, to the client device, a mapping table associated with the current version of the image file, and may transmit, based on the bandwidth allocation and based on the mapping table, the current version of the image file to the client device.

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


Data synchronization
Patent No. 11297135 

Inventor(s): Rao Kotamarti (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Tata Consultancy Services Limited (Mumbai, , IN)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14228358 on 03/28/2014 (2930 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present subject matter discloses a method for application data synchronization through a communication network. The method includes receiving application data from at least one user device, formatting the application data based on at least one formatting parameter to generate a data file, where the formatting parameter is indicative of a format of the data file, and transmitting the data file to at least one target syncing device through protocols based on Push Email Synchronization.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems for verifying identities of parties participating in distributed network communication
Patent No. 11297179 

Inventor(s): Susan R. Hart (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16861359 on 04/29/2020 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: Verification of the identities of parties participating in network-based communication, such as telephone communication, including SMS/text communication, email communication and the like is provided. Communication identifiers (IDs) (e.g., telephone numbers, email addresses or the like) are verified as being associated with one or more communication parties and, in response, a verified communication (ID) database is established. The verified communication ID database is relied upon when a user/communication is selecting a communication ID as an address for an impending communication or receiving a communication for determining whether the communication ID is verifiably associated with a known communication party. If the communication ID is determined to be verifiably associated with a known communication party, a visual or audible output may be provided on the user”s device or within the communication that indicates that the communication ID is verifiably associated with the known communication party.

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


Method and system for providing additional information to called parties
Patent No. 11297180 

Inventor(s): James N. White (Dallas, TX), Monica Rose Martino (Plano, TX), Thomas M. Buie (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): FIRST ORION CORP. (North Little Rock, AR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17081966 on 10/27/2020 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing additional information to called parties, the system comprises a base unit device for sending additional information to called parties, the base unit comprises a microprocessor, at least one Ethernet port, at least one telephone port, a first transceiver, and a first wireless antenna; and a display unit for receiving the additional information from the base unit device and displaying the additional information to the called parties, the display unit comprises a second transceiver, a liquid crystal display, a second wireless antenna, and a set of keys.

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


System for selective event-based document scanning and captured image storage
Patent No. 11297191 

Inventor(s): Matthew Edward Williams (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16577145 on 09/20/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for selective document scanning and storage is provided. The system comprises: a memory device with computer-readable program code stored thereon; a communication device connected to a network; and a processing device, wherein the processing device is configured to execute the computer-readable program code to: receive a document via a user device comprising an image capturing device configured to capture an image of the document; determine an error with the document; in response to determining the error with the document, trigger transmission of a signal to the image capture device; and modify a document image capture based on receiving the signal at the image capture device.

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


Click-and-lock zoom camera user interface
Patent No. 11297244 

Inventor(s): Gyeongmin Choe (Plano, TX), Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), John SeokJun Lee (Allen, TX), Youngjun Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947274 on 07/27/2020 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a selection of a selected zoom area on an input image frame displayed on a user interface; determining one or more candidate zoom previews proximate to the selected zoom area using a saliency detecting algorithm; and displaying the one or more candidate zoom previews on the user interface adjacent to the selected zoom area.

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


Infinite virtual pan tilt zoom camera
Patent No. 11297262 

Inventor(s): Stephen Wharton (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): SKYCAM, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Schroeder Intellectual Property Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16890586 on 06/02/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for generating an infinite number of isolated image sequences using a single camera, wherein an X-, Y-coordinate system is generated for the area and an image sequence within the field of view of a camera within the area is captured. By tracking the movements and positions of at least two assets in the field of view of the camera relative to the X-, Y-grid, at least one individual image sequence for each of the at least two assets using the image sequence captured by the camera, wherein each individual image sequence has one asset from the at least two assets as a focal point of the individual image sequence.

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


Set-top box with interactive features and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11297376 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17317652 on 05/11/2021 (329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with interactive features and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box receives various types of set-top box data such as information about display-based interactions with the set-top box, information about a plurality of amenities on a residential property co-located with the set-top box, and information from a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device interacting with the set-top box. The set-top box may render a map view of the property based on obtained map data. The map view may include an interactive graphical representation of the residential property and be annotated with at least a portion of the set-top box data.

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


Systems and methods for digital video recording of internet protocol content
Patent No. 11297387 

Inventor(s): Ananthanarayanan Subramanian (Lewisville, TX), Ganesan Rengaraju (Irving, TX), Srinivasulu Ganipineni (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580633 on 09/24/2019 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A media client device, including a memory and capable of processing Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) channels and IP channels, may receive a recording request to record content on an Internet Protocol (IP) channel. The media client device may provide, to a first device, a source Universal Resource Locator (URL) corresponding to the content, and receive, from the first device, encrypted content (e.g., an encrypted version of the content). The media client device may store, in the memory, the encrypted content, and provide, to a second device, information regarding the encrypted content to permit the second device to generate and store a license and a key. The media client device may receive a playback request to play the content, and obtain, from the second device, the license and the key. The media client device may decrypt, using the license and the key, the stored, encrypted content to obtain the content.

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


Optical network having combined circuit-packet switch architecture
Patent No. 11297404 

Inventor(s): Terrel Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16931348 on 07/16/2020 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical network includes top networking ports coupled to a packet switch, first media converters, second media converters, and bottom networking ports. The first media converters are coupled to top networking ports, each of the first media converters including a first ASIC transceiver that has a circuit switch function. The second media converters are coupled to the first media converter via optical cables to receive the optical signals. Each of the second media converters includes a second ASIC transceiver that has a circuit switch function. The bottom networking ports are coupled to the second media converters. The first ASIC transceiver and the second ASIC transceiver are configured to transmit a signal from one of the top networking ports to any one of the bottom networking ports, and transmit a signal from one of the bottom networking ports to any one of the top networking ports.

[H04Q] SELECTING (switches, relays, selectors H01H; wireless communication networks H04W) [2009.01]


Systems and methods to improve network performance in wireless networks using user mobility patterns
Patent No. 11297486 

Inventor(s): Steven F. Rice (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16992567 on 08/13/2020 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may include a processor configured to collect historical location data for a user equipment (UE) device associated with a user and determine a movement pattern for the user based on the collected historical location data. The processor may be further configured to obtain current location data for the UE device over a time period; determine a mobility score for the user for the time period based on the determined movement pattern and the obtained current location data, wherein the mobility score is associated with the user”s movements during the time period with respect to the determined movement pattern for the user; and provide the determined mobility score for the user to another device configured to adjust one or more parameters of a radio access network (RAN) associated with the UE device based on the determined mobility score.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and device for negotiating security and integrity algorithms
Patent No. 11297502 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Shawky Muhanna (Richardson, TX), Xin Zeng (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120906 on 09/04/2018 (1309 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for communicating in a wireless communication system. In particular, a user equipment (UE) may receiving a security command message from a base station comprising an indication of an integrity protection algorithm and an indication of an encryption algorithm. The first security command message may trigger a radio resource control (RRC) traffic signaling protection procedure between the UE and the base station. The UE transmits a security command complete message to the base station. The security command complete message may trigger a packet data unit (PDU) session establishment procedure to establish a PDU session between the UE and the base station.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Provisioning and servicing mesh networks
Patent No. 11297504 

Inventor(s): Elena Smirnova (Plano, TX), Frank Xu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16865513 on 05/04/2020 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a user instruction to initiate meshnet provisioning. The method also includes provisioning a first device to a meshnet, where the provisioning the first device yields first provisioning data that includes one or more keys. The method also includes provisioning a second device to the meshnet, where the provisioning the second device yields second provisioning data that includes include one or more keys. The method also includes transferring provisioning data that includes the first provisioning data and the second provisioning data to storage on the first device. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding computer systems, apparatus, and computer programs recorded on one or more computer storage devices, each configured to perform the actions of the method.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Allocation of data radio bearers for quality of service flows
Patent No. 11297525 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947853 on 08/20/2020 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method can include receiving information identifying a quality of service (QoS) flow for a communication session involving a user equipment (UE). The information can include a QoS profile and a QoS flow identifier (QFI). The method can include identifying, from a QoS profile, a QoS configuration identifier associated with the QoS flow and selecting a data radio bearer (DRB) for the communications associated with the QoS flow. The DRB can be selected based on a mapping of a plurality of DRBs to a plurality of QoS flows, and the mapping can be based on corresponding QoS configuration identifiers of the plurality of QoS flows. The method can include assigning the QoS flow to the DRB by adding the QFI of the QoS flow to the mapping relative to the DRB and causing the communications associated with the QoS flow to be transmitted using the DRB.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enabling down link reception of system and control information from intra-frequency neighbors without gaps in the serving cell in evolved-utra systems
Patent No. 11297549 

Inventor(s): Badri N. Varadarajan (Dallas, TX), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR), Shantanu Kangude (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15357918 on 11/21/2016 (1961 days app to issue)

Abstract: Simplified communication between user equipment and a neighboring cell not the primary cell is achieved by restricting the transmission parameters, such as bandwidth, of the neighboring cell transmission and provision of a simplified secondary baseband processor in the user equipment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitation of dynamic edge computations for 6G or other next generation network
Patent No. 11297555 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16803253 on 02/27/2020 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: In 6G, there are multiple radios that can cover the same location at any time, and yet radio failure can occur. However, a mobile edge computing (MEC) platform can increase the footprint of adjacent radios to compensate for a failed radio. To reduce the failure interruption and maintain a quality of experience for a subscriber, the MEC can utilize a virtual session capability to communicate radio change of service characteristics to a service provider. Consequently, the change in service characteristics can comprise an expanded coverage area for adjacent radios such that a mobile device of the subscriber can take advantage of the expanded coverage area without experiencing an interruption in service.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Open loop wake-up radio based on transmitter fingerprinting
Patent No. 11297573 

Inventor(s): Matan Ben-Shachar (Kibbutz Givat Haim Ihud, , IL), Oren Aharon Shani (Kfar-Saba, , IL), Yaron Alpert (Hod HaSharon, , IL)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16858119 on 04/24/2020 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device (e.g., an IoT device) includes a first radio, and a memory device accessible to the first radio. The memory device is configured to store a fingerprinting feature for a specific transmitter device. A second radio and a processor are also included. The process is coupled to the first and second radios. The first radio is configured to extract a fingerprinting feature of a first received wireless signal, determine that the extracted feature matches the fingerprinting feature stored in the storage device, and responsive to the determination that the extracted feature matches the feature stored in the storage device, cause the second radio to transition from a lower power state to a higher power state of operation and continue to receive the incoming signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Simultaneously broadcasting acknowledgements of reception of uplink wireless communication
Patent No. 11297599 

Inventor(s): Vijay Lewis (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Skylo Technologies, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520515 on 07/24/2019 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for communicating through a wireless link are disclosed. A method includes scheduling, by a server, communication between a base station and a plurality of hubs, receiving, by the base station, the scheduled communication, providing, to each hub, a data profile that includes a periodicity, an offset, and a carrier frequency based on the scheduled communication, receiving, by the base station, uplink wireless communication from each of the plurality of hubs according to the data profile of each of the hubs and according to the scheduled communication, and simultaneously broadcasting, by the base station, acknowledgements of reception of uplink wireless communication from each of the plurality of hubs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dynamic hierarchical reserved resource allocation
Patent No. 11297622 

Inventor(s): Bhushan Padhiar (Plano, TX), Thomas Moore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017779 on 06/25/2018 (1380 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a request to allocate an instantiation of a network function and information indicative of resource needs of the instantiation. The resource needs include at least one resiliency requirement. The method includes computing a resource map comprising a global tier and a regional tier and comparing the resource needs with the resource map to determine an allocation solution. The method also includes, based on the allocation solution, allocating resources to the instantiation. The resources include a first resource of the global tier and a second resource of the regional tier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for uplink transmission
Patent No. 11297642 

Inventor(s): Chia-Hung Wei (Hsinchu, , TW), Chie-Ming Chou (Hsinchu, , TW), Heng-Li Chin (Taipei, , TW), Wan-Chen Lin (Hualien, , TW), Yu-Hsin Cheng (Hsinchu, , TW)
Assignee(s): Hannibal IP LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Sul Lee Law Firm PLLC (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16678766 on 11/08/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for uplink transmission performed by a UE is provided. The method includes: receiving a first configured grant configuration that allocates a first PUSCH duration; receiving a second configured grant configuration that allocates a second PUSCH duration, wherein the second PUSCH duration overlaps with the first PUSCH duration; obtaining a first HARQ process ID for the first PUSCH duration, then determining whether a first configured grant timer associated with the first HARQ process ID is running; obtaining a second HARQ process ID for the second PUSCH duration, then determining whether a second configured grant timer associated with the second HARQ process ID is running; and selecting one of the first PUSCH duration and the second PUSCH duration for an uplink transmission based on whether the first configured grant timer is running and whether the second configured grant timer is running.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for power savings at a user equipment
Patent No. 11297674 

Inventor(s): Chao He (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16268300 on 02/05/2019 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for a user equipment (UE) apparatus to reduce power consumption in response to an outcome of a signal reception. The outcome can indicate whether or not the UE needs to be active at a next discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle. The signal can also provide configurations of parameters for transmissions or receptions during the next DRX cycle and be used by the UE for measurements and to obtain channel state information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for session relocation at edge networks
Patent No. 11297685 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17066717 on 10/09/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for provisioning network resources of multi-access edge computing (MEC) networks in support of an application service session for an end device; assigning an IP address to the end device for use in a first coverage area served by a first MEC network of the MEC networks; receiving, by a first application function (AF) device at the first MEC network, a session mobility notification for the end device with respect to the first coverage area and a second coverage area served by a second MEC network of the MEC networks; setting, responsive to the session mobility notification, an allotted time for relocating the application service session from the first MEC network to the second MEC network; and transferring, during the allotted time, application context corresponding to the relocated application service session to a second AF device at the second MEC network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Quantization matrix compression in video coding
Patent No. RE049019 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA), Vivienne Sze (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16742738 on 01/14/2020 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of quantization matrix compression in a video encoder is provided that includes preprocessing a quantization matrix by performing at least one selected from down-sampling the quantization matrix and imposing 135 degree symmetry on the quantization matrix, performing zigzag scanning on the pre-processed quantization matrix to generate a one dimensional (1D) sequence, predicting the 1D sequence to generate a residual 1D sequence, and coding the residual 1D sequence using kth order exp-Golomb coding to generate a compressed quantization matrix, wherein k0. Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Dual cultivation bag
Patent No. D947680 

Inventor(s): Wei K. Hsu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29803796 on 08/16/2021 (232 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle bumper
Patent No. D947728 

Inventor(s): Quentin Vanderlaan (Prosper, TX), Victor Garcia (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29751607 on 09/22/2020 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle bumper
Patent No. D947729 

Inventor(s): Victor Garcia (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29751809 on 09/23/2020 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wheel rim
Patent No. D947742 

Inventor(s): Naim Abderrazak (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748777 on 09/01/2020 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wheel rim
Patent No. D947743 

Inventor(s): Naim Abderrazak (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748781 on 09/01/2020 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Aircraft wing flap fairing
Patent No. D947749 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Ahlstrom (Willard, UT)
Assignee(s): AERO DESIGN LABS, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Abelman, Frayne Schwab (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29646073 on 05/01/2018 (1435 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body
Patent No. D947955 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29730219 on 04/02/2020 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body
Patent No. D947956 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29776902 on 04/01/2021 (369 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle upper suspension arm
Patent No. D947957 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Terry Soward (Van Alstyne, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29716710 on 12/11/2019 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle pivoting axle carrier holder
Patent No. D947958 

Inventor(s): Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29757019 on 11/02/2020 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle pivoting axle carrier
Patent No. D947959 

Inventor(s): Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29757023 on 11/02/2020 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Toy railroad track adapter
Patent No. D947960 

Inventor(s): Wai Hoe Ho (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29663166 on 09/12/2018 (1301 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Air conditioning housing
Patent No. D948008 

Inventor(s): Stephen William O”Brien (Irving, TX), Todd Michael Coleman (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): TSI Products, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29747780 on 08/25/2020 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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