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AI Innovation: U.S. Patent Office to Hold Public Meeting in Dallas on Emerging Tech, IP Challenges

by | Jan 26, 2023
Innovators across North Texas and entrepreneurs all over the U.S. are racing to launch (and patent) the latest breakthrough AI. That can lead to IP policy issues as emerging tech hits the market. On February 8, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will a public meeting to discuss how to promote innovation in AI and Machine Learning tech, to be held virtually and in person at the Arts District Mansion in Dallas. "The takeaways will shape future work on AI and ET policy," says USPTO Director Kathi Vidal.
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USPTO Announces Cancer Moonshot Expedited Examination Pilot Program
by | Dec 15, 2022

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has announced the new Cancer Moonshot Expedited Examination Pilot Program, in an effort to accelerate innovation in the health and medical fields....

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USPTO, Commerce Department Launch Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative to Empower More Women Founders
by | Nov 17, 2022
The WE initiative launches ahead of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this Saturday, November 19, and comes on the heels of President Biden’s recent proclamation naming this month as National Entrepreneurship Month. “Unleashing the potential of women entrepreneurs is good for business, good for families, and good for our economy,” the U.S. Secretary of Commerce says.
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Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of September 20
by | Oct 3, 2022
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patents out of 250 metros. • Frito-Lay’s plant protein snack with meat-like texture
• Treble Innovations’ portable wireless endoscope
• Toyota’s systems and methods for automatically cleaning wheels
• Good Sportsman Marketing’s communication device for hearing protection devices
• Panacea Quantum Leap Technology’s bidirectional sensor circuit
• Badge’s biometric public key system providing revocable credentials
• AMS International AG’s method and device for estimating ambient light
• Heart Test Laboratories’ quantitative heart testing
• Futurewei Technologies’ transaction-based hybrid memory
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Dallas Invents: 155 Patents Granted for Week of August 16

by | Aug 31, 2022
Bank of America's correction, synchronization, and migration of databases, Berkshire Biomedical's computerized oral prescription administration with refillable medication dispensing devices, UT Systems' cancer cell trap, Cleanspray USA's disinfection system for mass transit vehicles, Fujifilm Medical Systems' detecting errors in artificial intelligence engines, Knightscope's autonomous parking monitor, Micron Technology's modified checksum using a poison data pattern, Texas Instruments' handling non-correctable errors, Textron Innovations' fuel cell powered line-replaceable thrust module, The Nielsen Company's methods and apparatus to improve usage crediting in mobile devices, and UNT's ultrasonic through-wall sensors.
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Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of May 31
by | Jun 29, 2022
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Amazon's automated sweepers for item sortation systems, Apple's presence discovery techniques, AT&T's consolidating content streams to conserve bandwidth, Cisco's dynamic policy-based on-boarding of devices in enterprise environments, and more.
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Dallas Invents: 128 Patents Granted for Week of May 18
by | Jun 2, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Apple’s adaptive multiplexing and transmit/receive diversity, Flypsi’s telephone network system, Micell Technologies’ coatings containing multiple drugs, Polte’s multi-path mitigation in tracking objects using a distributed antenna system, rewardStyle’s affiliate link generation, Tesla Laboratories’ mobile device as an input device for surveys at a live event, TMGCore’s liquid immersion cooling, Twitter’s swipe-to-like, and USAA’s biometric authentication on push notification.
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Dallas Invents: 125 Patents Granted for Week of May 11
by | May 25, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: 7-Eleven’s event trigger based on region-of-interest near hand-shelf interaction, American Airlines’ monitoring/alert system for airline gate activities, Danco’s smart water system, Dell’s method to manage file access rights in an information handling system, Discourse.AI’s training of chatbots , Fresh Innovations’ avocado tray, Lintec of America’s tear-resistant nanofiber sheet, IBM’s managing transparent windows, Rain Bird’s volumetric budget based irrigation control, and RFCyber’s payments between two mobile devices.
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Dallas Invents: 119 Patents Granted for Week of April 27

by | May 11, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Bank of America's authentication using blockchains, Dell's validation of data integrity through watermarking, Samsung's compensating for a movement of a sensor attached to a body of a user, SYNERGEN Technology Labs' baby monitor system sound and light delivery based on vitals,Toyota's parking meter monitoring and payment system, and Walmart's product recognition through multi-model image processing.
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Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of April 20
by | May 4, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Allied Biosciences’ aqueous antimicrobial coating composition; AT&T’s placement of antennas for 5G)or other next-gen networks; Brius Technologies’ teeth repositioning systems; Cloud 9 Perception, Lineage Logistics’ profiling pallets and goods in a warehouse; Intuit’s accounting workflow integration; rewardStyle’s targeted marketing based on social media interaction; Rolls-Royce’s aircraft engine cleaning system; and Quaker Oats’ whole grain composition comprising hydrolyzed starch.
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Dallas Invents: 144 Patents Granted for Week of April 13
by | Apr 28, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: STMicroelectronics' context awareness of a smart device, Berg's inhalable pharma compositions, Toyota's invisible sound barrier, Proof of Life's life detection system, SwipeSense system for more accurate hygiene compliance determinations, BlackBerry Limited's optimized short message transport, Bank of America's synthesized voice authentication engine, and McKesson's methods for determining patient financial responsibility for multiple prescription products.
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Dallas Invents: 117 Patents Granted for Week of April 6
by | Apr 20, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Astrapi's methods of transmitting data using polynomial-based signals, AT&T's allocation and extraction of data for augmented reality for 6G or other next-gen network, Building Materials Investment Corp.'s moisture sensing roofing systems, COEVAC's automatic smoke/carbon monoxide evacuation system, IBM's cognitive intervention for voice recognition failure, Kioma's child safety seat, SanDisk Technologies' low latency data transfer, Shavelogic's shaving systems, USAA's recommendation engine for cost of a claim, and an unassigned virus immune computer system.
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Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of March 23

by | Apr 7, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: 7-Eleven's object tracking system, Akamai Technologies' cloud proxy autoconfiguration, Avodah's automated sign language translation, Capital One's system for assessing software risks, Corning's fiber optic connector parking device, Mary Kay's botanical formulations, McKesson's automated performance tuning of a data modeling platform, and Siemans' mesh generation system.
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Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of March 16
by | Mar 29, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Illuma Labs' reduced computation of t-matrix training for speaker recognition, Super-Sparkly Safety Stuff's personal alarm, Utility Isolation Systems' floodwater isolation system, Accenture's cross-application identity and access management, AirWatch's management of grouped student devices with timed locks, Apple's 5G new radio beam refinement procedure, Bank of America's blockchain augmented IoT device-based system for dynamic supply chain tracking, BNSF's wireless slide fence system and method, Capital One's visual inspection support using extended reality, Global Tel*Link's mobile correctional facility robots, State Farm's mitigation implementing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS), Texas Instruments' touch screen, and Wells Fargo's resource system for settlement of estate assets.
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Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of March 9
by | Mar 23, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: 7-Eleven's object tracking system, Accenture's cost of healthcare analytics platform, American Airlines' flight number optimization system, Deere's scouting system with an autonomous ground vehicle, Mavenir Networks' system for supporting low latency applications in a cloud RAN, Roka Sports' snap-in nose pads for eyewear, The Parking Genius' sensors capable of determining direction and speed of vehicle entering or leaving a lot, and Toyota's system for monitoring suspicious activity of a vehicle.
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Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of March 2
by | Mar 16, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Accenture's development project blueprint and package generation, Amazon's automated gates to secure mobile carrier unit payloads, Capital One's machine-learning AI system for identifying vehicles, Corrino Holding's collaborative storytelling in a virtual space, Elbo's system for remote game access, Fevertags' livestock health monitoring system, Ford Global's delivery locker and assemblies, Hari Mari's footwear with enhanced toe post, National Presort's high-speed print-and-apply label applicator, and TI's authentication of networked devices with low computational capacity.
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