“Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of June 23 » Dallas Innovates - dallasinnovates.com” plus 2 more

“Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of June 23 » Dallas Innovates - dallasinnovates.com” plus 2 more


Dallas Invents: 149 Patents Granted for Week of June 23 » Dallas Innovates - dallasinnovates.com

Posted: 08 Jul 2020 12:00 AM PDT

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). 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 19

Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 9

Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 8

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4

UNASSIGNED 17


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Lee D. Whetsel (Parker) 2

Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2

Steven Loveland (Fort Worth) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

175 days
Computer-based systems and methods involving biometric authentication aspects for handling exceptions, enabling deactivation and/or performing other functionality
Patent No. 10691991-B1
Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Inventor: Michael Bailey (Dallas)

2,853 days
Controlling metering devices
Patent No. 10690386
Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Inventors: Colin Clara (Addison), Der-Kai Hung (Dallas), Eric Perez (Hickory Creek), Shawn Niemann (Grand Prairie)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Methods and systems for facilitating the management of data associated with a pet
Patent No. 10687516 

Inventor(s): Jacobus Sarel Van Eeden (Dallas)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Patent Yogi LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566166 on 09/10/2019 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of facilitating the management of data associated with a pet, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the method may include a step of receiving, using a communication device, at least one data from at least one IoT device associated with a pet. Further, the method may include a step of generating, using a processing device, a pet profile corresponding to the pet based on the at least one data associated with the pet. Further, the method may include a step of analyzing, using the processing device, the pet profile based on machine learning. Further, the method may include a step of generating, using the processing device, at least one instruction based on the analyzing. Further, the method may include a step of transmitting, using the communication device, the at least one instruction to at least one device.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Generation and correction of a humanized mouse model with a deletion of dystrophin exon 44
Patent No. 10687520 

Inventor(s): Eric Olson (Dallas), Rhonda Bassel-Duby (Dallas), Yi-Li Min (Dallas)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914728 on 03/07/2018 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which affects 1 in 5,000 male births, is one of the most common genetic disorders of children. This disease is caused by an absence or deficiency of dystrophin protein in striated muscle. The major DMD deletion "hot spots" are found between exon 6 to 8, and exons 45 to 53. Here, a "humanized" mouse model is provided that can be used to test a variety of DMD exon skipping strategies. Among these are, CRISPR/Cas9 oligonucleotides, small molecules or other therapeutic modalities that promote exon skipping or micro dystrophin mini genes or cell based therapies. Methods for restoring the reading frame of exon 44 deletion via CRISPR-mediated exon skipping in the humanized mouse model, in patient-derived iPS cells and ultimately, in patients using various delivery systems are also contemplated. The impact of CRISPR technology on DMD is that gene editing can permanently correct mutations.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Emulsified oils and blends
Patent No. 10687541 

Inventor(s): Jesse Windrix (Allen)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kirby Drake (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729806 on 10/11/2017 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: Coconut oil, coconut oil blends that are high in MCTs such as LouAna liquid coconut oil, pure MCT oils, and Omega-3 oils may be emulsified to create an emulsified oil or blend that may take the form of a creamy shot or a cream substitute. These oils and/or blends may be emulsified using an emulsifier that may be selected from the following: sunflower lecithin, sodium stearoyl lactylate (SSL), or a combination of sunflower lecithin and SSL. By emulsifying these oils/oil blends, a good tasting creamy shot or a cream substitute can be formed. NULL


Surgical devices and methods
Patent No. 10687846 

Inventor(s): Daniel A. Worrel (Dallas)
Assignee(s): SUREMKA, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16420841 on 05/23/2019 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: Surgical devices having a plurality of outwardly-biased flexible fins capable of inward movement such that the fins converge to provide both a passageway for surgical instruments to traverse towards a surgical site, and provide a substantially impermeable seal, thus providing for fluid retention during the surgical procedure. The outwardly-biased flexible fins provide for soft tissue compression, decreasing the length of the lumen or passageway through which instruments pass, allowing for a wider range of movement of instruments and better access to the surgical site, especially in patients with greater amounts of fat tissue that would otherwise require longer lumen lengths in prior art endoscopic cannulas.

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


Hook with rotating saddle and rotatable mono axial pedicle screw
Patent No. 10687857 

Inventor(s): Michael Hammer (Pine Brook, NJ), Tara Ziolo (Hewitt, NJ)
Assignee(s): BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (Lewisville)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15800011 on 10/31/2017 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are a hook with rotating saddle and a rotatable mono axial pedicle screw. In an embodiment, the disclosed hook may include at least one body comprising a hook member and a saddle member. The hook member and saddle member may be rotatably mounted to one another so as to rotate with respect to each other only about a common axis, and the saddle member may be configured for connection to an end of a connecting member. A surgical screw system may include receiver and screw members engagable with one another such that when engaged, only rotation of the receiving member about the longitudinal axis of the screw member and restrain against substantially all other translational or rotational movement.

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


Compositions and methods for the maintenance of oral health
Patent No. 10688038 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey D. Hillman (Gainsville, FL)
Assignee(s): ProBiora Health, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15946665 on 04/05/2018 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides compositions comprising one or more isolated LDH-deficient [i]mutans streptococcus [/i]strains and one or more isolated [i]S. oralis [/i]strains and/or one or more isolated [i]S. uberis [/i]strains. Compositions of the invention are useful to maintain oral health, by for example treating and/or preventing one or more symptoms of dental caries, periodontitis and/or other oral cavity diseases or wounds.

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


Serine glycerophospholipid preparation and method for treatment of seizures
Patent No. 10688070 

Inventor(s): Robert Chudnow (Plano)
Assignee(s): ENZYMOTEC LTD. (Migdal Haemeq, , IL)
Law Firm: Fox Rothschild LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15039741 on 12/05/2014 (2027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A preparation for treatment and/or prevention of seizures comprising a non-mammalian derived mixture of serine glycerophospholipids (PS) conjugates, wherein the mixture comprises (a) Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) conjugated to PS and (b) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) conjugated to PS, and methods of treatment of seizures with same.

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


Ophthalmic compositions containing a nitric oxide releasing prostamide
Patent No. 10688073 

Inventor(s): Alan L. Weiner (McKinney)
Assignee(s): NICOX SA (Valbonne, , FR)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16508028 on 07/10/2019 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous ophthalmic compositions in the form of solution comprising hexanoic acid, 6-(nitrooxy)-, (1S,2E)-3-[(1R,2R,3S,5R)-2-[(2Z)-7-(ethylamino)-7-oxo-2-hepten-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxycyclopentyl]-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2-propen-1-yl ester and macrogol 15 hydroxystearate as the only solubilizing agent, and a method for their preparation.

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


Methods of performing brachytherapy
Patent No. 10688203 

Inventor(s): Sina Moeendarbari (Arlington), Xiankai Sun (Coppell), Yaowu Hao (Southlake)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15718643 on 09/28/2017 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, radioactive nanoparticles are described herein. In some embodiments, a radioactive nanoparticle described herein comprises a metal nanoparticle core, an outer metal shell disposed over the metal nanoparticle core, and a metallic radioisotope disposed within the metal nanoparticle core or within the outer metal shell. In some cases, the radioactive nanoparticle has a size of about 30-500 nm in three dimensions. In addition, in some embodiments, the radioactive nanoparticle further comprises an inner metal shell disposed between the metal nanoparticle core and the outer metal shell. The metal nanoparticle core, outer metal shell, and inner metal shell of the radioactive nanoparticle can have various metallic compositions.

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


Apparatus and method for generating particle aerosols with heliox
Patent No. 10688257 

Inventor(s): Xin Heng (McKinney)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Schlee IP International, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15947703 on 04/06/2018 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and a method for generating a respirable dry powder aerosol ([b]15[/b]) from a liquid solution or liquid suspension at a respirable dry powder aerosol volume flow ([b]91[/b]). A liquid aerosol generating nozzle ([b]3[/b]) generates from the liquid solution or liquid suspension a liquid aerosol ([b]13[/b]) that is diluted by dilution gas ([b]4[/b]) and dried in a cylindrical evaporation chamber ([b]6[/b]) to generate a dry powder aerosol ([b]14[/b]) that is subsequently concentrated. The system and method may include heliox as a gas, specifically dilution gas ([b]4[/b]), for enhancing both the drying process in the cylindrical evaporation chamber ([b]6[/b]) and for enhancing the concentration efficiency, but also as a nozzle gas ([b]2[/b]) for enhancing generating the liquid aerosol ([b]13[/b]) from the liquid solution or liquid suspension.

[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]


Vibration powered toy
Patent No. 10688403 

Inventor(s): David Anthony Norman (Greenville), Douglas Michael Galletti (Allen), Robert H. Mimlitch, III (Rowlett)
Assignee(s): INNOVATION FIRST, INC. (Greenville)
Law Firm: Much Shelist, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16352969 on 03/14/2019 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a rotational motor situated within the housing, an eccentric load adapted to be rotated by the rotational motor, and a plurality of legs each having a leg base and a leg tip at a distal end relative to the leg base. The legs are coupled to the housing at the leg base and include at least one driving leg constructed from a flexible material and configured to cause the apparatus to move in a direction generally defined by an offset between the leg base and the leg tip as the rotational motor rotates the eccentric load.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


Stable protein solution formulation containing high concentration of an anti-VEGF antibody
Patent No. 10689438 

Inventor(s): Alok Kulshreshtha (Grapevine), Charles Boring (Fort Worth), Huixiang Zhang (Fort Worth), Laman Alani (Fort Worth), Li Wan (Fort Worth), Yuhong Zeng (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14934666 on 11/06/2015 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides anti-VEGF antibodies formulated as high concentration, aqueous pharmaceutical compositions, suitable for an injection, preferably an intravitreal injection. The aqueous pharmaceutical compositions are useful for delivery of a high concentration of the antibody active ingredient to a patient without high levels of antibody aggregation and without a high level of sub-visible particulate matter. An aqueous composition of the invention comprises an antibody having a concentration of at least 50 mg/ml. An aqueous pharmaceutical composition of the invention includes a sugar, a buffering agent, and a surfactant.

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


Method and composition comprising hydrolyzed starch
Patent No. 10689678 

Inventor(s): Justin A. French (Frisco)
Assignee(s): The Quaker Oats Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15077758 on 03/22/2016 (1554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and composition comprising hydrolyzed starch. In a first aspect, the method comprises several steps. A first step comprises combining at least a portion of pulse and a suitable enzyme to form an enzyme-pulse starting mixture. The enzyme-pulse starting mixture comprises starch. A second step comprises heating the enzyme-pulse starting mixture to between about 48.89 C. and about 93.33 C. to begin to hydrolyze the starch, thereby providing a heated pulse mixture. A third step comprises extruding the heated pulse mixture to continue hydrolyzing the starch and further to gelatinize and cook the heated pulse mixture thereby providing a pulse product comprising gelatinized, hydrolyzed starch. In a second aspect, the invention provides a composition comprising at least a portion of pulse, and the at least a portion of pulse comprises gelatinized, hydrolyzed starch. NULL


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

Hole saw
Patent No. 10688573 

Inventor(s): Mark Turner (Arlington)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16141756 on 09/25/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hole saw includes a base member configured to secure the hole saw to a drive device and a blade member extending orthogonally from each side of the base member. Each blade member is configured having respective distal ends that flex transversely to a longitudinal cutting direction of the blade member. Responsive to rotational movement of the hole saw via the drive device against a structure, a medial location of each blade member creates an initial respective linear cutting path into the structure, and further movement of the respective blade members into the structure cause the distal ends of the respective blade members to flex transversely to the cutting direction and follow the initial linear cutting path despite the rotational movement of the hole saw relative to the structure to produce a linear cut through the structure.

[B23D] PLANING; SLOTTING; SHEARING; BROACHING; SAWING; FILING; SCRAPING; LIKE OPERATIONS FOR WORKING METAL BY REMOVING MATERIAL, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (making toothed gears or the like B23F; cutting metal by applying heat locally B23K; arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Systems and methods for rehabilitating, repairing, and replacing manholes and connected sewer lines
Patent No. 10688713 

Inventor(s): Edward Rau (Fort Worth), Jim White (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Resinating LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Regitz Mauck PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16369261 on 03/29/2019 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a method for rehabilitating, repairing, and replacing manholes and connected sewer lines. In some embodiments, a compressed liner is inserted through the manhole access hole or the connected sewer lines. Prior to insertion, the liner may be cut and/or folded to be compressed to a size that can fit through the manhole opening or the sewer lines. Once inserted in the manhole or sewer lines, the liner should be expanded, and if necessary, bonded together with a resin along the separation line. Next, a bonding material may be injected between the liner and a surface of the manhole or sewer line to seal any cracks or fissures in the brick or concrete wall and to seal the liner against the existing manhole or sewer line to improve structural integrity and longevity. A new corbel may then be installed and bonded to the liner.

[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]


Compound sinusoidal wheel applicable to materials handling equipment
Patent No. 10688824 

Inventor(s): Robert S. Patrick (Plano)
Assignee(s): Shark Wheel, Inc. (Lake Forest, CA)
Law Firm: Cionca IP Law P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181920 on 11/06/2018 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A materials handling equipment has blades of a lifting fork wherein each of the blades engages a blade wheel that moves between a retracted position when the blade is lowered and an extended position when the blade is raised to lift and support a load. The blade wheels have a plurality of tires linearly aligned on a common axis, the tires each having a circular circumference and a sinusoidally varying peripheral surface. The sinusoidally varying peripheral surfaces have relative peaks and valleys uniformly spaced around the circular circumference wherein the peaks and valleys are mutually nested.

[B60B] VEHICLE WHEELS (making wheels or wheel parts by rolling B21H 1/00, by forging, hammering or pressing B21K 1/28); CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION


Recliner sofa system for economy class seat
Patent No. 10688894 

Inventor(s): Foek Le (Arlington)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262459 on 01/30/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are recliner sofa systems for a passenger seat. The passenger seat includes a seat back assembly and a seat base assembly. The seat back assembly includes an upper back support and a lower back support, and the lower back support is movable relative to the upper back support between a stowed position and a deployed position. The seat base assembly includes a support and a seat base, and the seat base is movable relative to the support between a stowed position and a deployed position. The seat base in the deployed position and the lower back support in the deployed position together define a foot cavity configured to receive a foot of a passenger.

[B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT


Recovery unit for recovering vehicles
Patent No. 10688905 

Inventor(s): James D. Bennett, Jr. (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): CGB Holdings, L.L.C. (Kennedale)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16675807 on 11/06/2019 (230 days app to issue)

Abstract: A recovery system for recovering wrecked vehicles in difficult-to-access locations. The recovery system generally includes a frame, a front plate, a rear plate with a mounting system for mounting the recovery system to an operating vehicle, a guide shaft and guide wheel, a boom assembly, a horse head assembly mounted in a cable sleeve in a pivot end of the boom assembly, a winch, and a cable running from the winch over and along the boom and through the horse head assembly. The horse head assembly generally comprises a clevis, a clevis pin, a sheave wheel, and a cable guide. The clevis preferably rotates within the cable sleeve with respect to the boom assembly, the cable guide preferably pivots on top of the boom assembly, and the sheave wheel and cable guide preferably freely rotate on the clevis pin and preferably translate along the clevis pin.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Cloaking devices constructed from reflection boundaries and color filters and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 10688930 

Inventor(s): Chengang Ji (Ann Arbor, MI), Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883875 on 01/30/2018 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side, a cloaked region (CR) between the object-side and the image-side. An object-side CR reflection boundary and a plurality of object-side color filters are positioned on the object side and an image-side CR reflection boundary and a plurality of image-side color filters are positioned on the image-side. The plurality of object-side color filters are spaced apart from and positioned generally parallel to the object-side CR reflection boundary, and the plurality of image-side color filters are spaced apart from and positioned generally parallel to the image-side CR reflection boundary. The plurality of object-side color filters and the plurality of image-side color filters may be co-planar and light from an object located on the object-side of the cloaking device propagates via at least two optical paths to form an image of the object on the image-side of the cloaking device.

[B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07)


Deceleration control with electric motor and multispeed automatic transmission
Patent No. 10688983 

Inventor(s): Thomas S. Hawley (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15669878 on 08/04/2017 (1054 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods negate the effects of increased motor speed by a hybrid electric vehicle during an engine-off, coasting condition. Upon determining that the hybrid electric vehicle is traveling at a relatively high speed, and is experiencing an engine-on, coasting condition, the hybrid electric vehicle is transitioned to an electric motor-only mode of operation. Negative motor torque is generated to decelerate the hybrid electric vehicle while it is coasting. To optimize conditions for regenerative braking, the hybrid electric vehicle may downshift to a lower gear, increasing electric motor speed. However, the amount of negative motor power that is generated by the downshift can result in an undesirable deceleration experience. This negative motor torque can be reduced based upon the torque multiplication factor at the lower gear to mimic negative torque at the wheels had the hybrid electric vehicle not downshifted to the lower gear.

[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]


Tiltrotor aircraft wings having buckle zones
Patent No. 10689091 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Fort Worth), George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth), John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15667499 on 08/02/2017 (1056 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wing airframe for a wing of a tiltrotor aircraft includes a wing airframe core assembly and a wing skin assembly disposed on the wing airframe core assembly. The wing skin assembly includes a lower wing skin assembly disposed on the bottom side of the wing airframe core assembly. The tiltrotor aircraft includes a fuselage underneath the wing. The lower wing skin assembly has one or more buckle zones outboard of the fuselage. The buckle zones are locally susceptible to buckling in response to an impact of the tiltrotor aircraft, thereby protecting the fuselage from being crushed by the wing.

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


Adjustable cyclic stick
Patent No. 10689096 

Inventor(s): Pasquale Spina (Laval, , CA), Yann Lavallee (St-Hippolyte, , CA)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15904763 on 02/26/2018 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cyclic stick for transmitting control commands to blades of a rotorcraft via at least one transmission member, including a grip configured for engagement with a pilot"s hand, a control arm and at least one locking mechanism. The control arm has a bottom end configured for connection to the transmission member(s) and for rotational connection to a base support structure, and a top end pivotally connected to the grip. The control arm includes first and second arm portions pivotally connected to each other, the first arm portion defining the bottom end, the second arm portion defining the top end. The locking mechanism(s) selectively prevent a relative pivoting motion between the first and second arm portions and a relative pivoting motion between the second arm portion and the grip. A method of adjusting a position of a grip of a cyclic stick in a rotorcraft cabin is also discussed.

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


Tail rotor integrated damper attachment
Patent No. 10689104 

Inventor(s): Glenn Alan Shimek (Kennedale), Mark Adam Wiinikka (Hurst), Nathan Patrick Green (Mansfield)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590736 on 05/09/2017 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for attaching a damper to a tail rotor blade includes a cuff that is integral with the rotor blade. The cuff has upper and lower lugs formed by extending a skin over a blade core of the rotor blade. The skin extends past the blade core to the root end of the rotor blade. The rod end of the damper is inserted into an opening between the lugs. The rod end of the damper is coupled to the blade with a bolt through aligned holes in the lugs. The cuff also couples the rotor blade to the grip inside the cuff. The cuff includes a same material as that forming the skin. Sacrificial buffer pads are applied to interior faces of the lugs. The buffer pads permit a distance between the lugs to be machined within a tolerance without removing skin from the cuff.

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


Fixed outboard engine tiltrotor with leading edge drive system and angled rotation spindle configuration
Patent No. 10689106 

Inventor(s): Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound), Jeremy Chavez (Colleyville)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15642525 on 07/06/2017 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a rotorcraft drive system comprising: an engine positioned at an end of a wing between a mid-wing spar and an aft-wing spar; a spindle positioned forward from the engine, the spindle capable of rotation between a hover and forward flight position, wherein the spindle rotates about a rotation bearing on an inboard split rib and an outboard tip rib or in a cantilevered spindle configuration supported by the inboard tip rib; and a tilt axis driveshaft connected to the engine, wherein the tilt axis drive shaft connects to a plurality of gears and shafts that transmit power from the engine to a proprotor gear box when the spindle is in: a forward position, a hover position, and during a transition between the forward position and the hover position without loss of power to the proprotor gear box.

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


Two-piece firewall and inlet plenum
Patent No. 10689126 

Inventor(s): Brent Scannell (Quebec, , CA), Thomas Mast (Carrollton)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15627412 on 06/19/2017 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, there is described an inlet plenum assembly for a rotary aircraft, including: an inlet plenum defined on a first side by an inlet plenum wall and on a second side by a forward firewall assembly; the inlet plenum wall having a mechanical interface for receiving a reduction gearbox (RGB) to provide reduction gearing to the drive shaft; and the forward firewall assembly having an inlet aperture configured to receive a drive shaft to rotatably couple to an engine; wherein the forward firewall assembly includes a forward firewall upper and a forward firewall lower, the forward firewall upper configured to removably seat to the forward firewall lower.

[B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT


Tag tool protective device, system and method
Patent No. 10689143 

Inventor(s): Clifton Glenn Hampton (Dallas)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Baker Law Firm (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874808 on 01/18/2018 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for replacing a tag tool needle includes securing at least a portion of a tag tool needle coupled to a tag tool in a needle container; and removing the tag tool needle from the tag tool with the needle container. A tag tool needle container includes a first tubular aperture adapted to receive at least a portion of a first tag tool needle therein, where the first tubular aperture has a compression-fit adapted to securely enclose the portion of the first tag tool needle when urged over the first tag tool needle; and a second tubular aperture coupled to the first tubular aperture and adapted to receive at least a portion of a second tag tool needle therein, where the second tubular aperture has a compression-fit adapted to adapted to securely enclose the portion of the second tag tool needle when urged over the second tag tool needle.

[B65C] LABELLING OR TAGGING MACHINES, APPARATUS, OR PROCESSES (nailing or stapling in general B25C, B27F; processes for applying decalcomanias B44C 1/16; applying labels for packaging purposes B65B; labels, name-plates G09F)


Maintainable pallet
Patent No. 10689153 

Inventor(s): Lane Segerstrom (Frisco)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181251 on 11/05/2018 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a maintainable pallet is provided with interchangeable support structures and sensors for identifying any damage that the interchangeable support structures may experience. The maintainable pallet may include two side supports, two end supports coupled to the two side supports end-to-end to form a rectangle, a central support position between the two side supports, a plurality of top transverse support fastened onto the two side supports to form a top loading surface and the central support with two-part releasable fasteners, and two bottom transverse supports fastened to the ends of the two side supports to form a bottom surface with two-part releasable fasteners. Sensors, in some embodiments, may be embedded in the two side supports to measure, for example, acceleration, location, or other logistic information. When a damaged piece is identified, the maintainable pallet can be disassembled by unfastening the two-part releasable fasteners to remove the damaged piece; and a new interchangeable piece will replace the damaged piece.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


Resealable packages for snack products
Patent No. 10689177 

Inventor(s): Chad Huebner (Plano), David Lestage (Allen), Martin E. Broen (New York City, NY), Todd Huthmaker (McKinney)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729912 on 10/11/2017 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are unique resealable packages for snacks. Some embodiments comprise rigid sidewalls configured to structurally support a flexible bag to maintain the thickness of the bag as it is laid on its back and opened for product consumption. In addition, disclosed packages include a resealable flexible flap having a raised pull tab for use by a consumer to peel open the bag by separating this flap from the front of the bag, and then resealing the bag by laying the flap back over the opening. The rigid sidewalls allow the integrity of the product to be maintained after the bag is resealed so that the product is not crushed if the bag is stored for later use. Edges of the peelable flap are coated with a resealable adhesive, while one side or end of the flap is connected to a portion of the bag"s front surface.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


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

Pozzolanic compositions containing fly ash and remediation agents for use in cementitious materials
Patent No. 10689292 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Alexander Whidden (Brentwood, MO), Joseph Earl Thomas (Malad City, ID), Richard Douglas Carter (Macon, GA)
Assignee(s): CR Minerals Company, LLC (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: O"Connor Company (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011856 on 06/19/2018 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: It has been unexpectedly discovered that the addition of a natural or other pozzolan to non-spec fly ash significantly improves the properties of the non-spec fly ash to the extent it can be certified under ASTM C618 and AASHTO 295, as either a Class F or Class C fly ash. The natural pozzolan may be a volcanic ejecta, such as pumice or perlite. Other pozzolans may also be used for this beneficiation process. Many pozzolans are experimentally tested and may be used to beneficiate non-spec fly ash into certifiable Class F fly ash. Additionally, this disclosure provides a method of converting a Class C fly ash to a more valuable Class F fly ash. This discovery will extend diminishing Class F fly ash supplies and turn non-spec fly ash waste streams into valuable, certified fly ash pozzolan which will protect and enhance concrete, mortars and grouts.

[C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


System, method and apparatus for entraining air in concrete
Patent No. 10689302 

Inventor(s): Charles D. Welker (Dallas), Norman Scott Smith (Arlington)
Assignee(s): MACH IV, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15435451 on 02/17/2017 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of preparing a concrete composition for downhole injection includes utilizing a controller to control a process including circulating process water in a process water supply loop for a predetermined period while monitoring and controlling the temperature and flow rate of the process water, circulating aqueous-based air entrainment solution in an aqueous-based air entrainment solution supply loop for the predetermined period and controlling the flow rate of the aqueous-based air entrainment solution and after the predetermined period of time in which the flow of process water and aqueous-based air entrainment solution have stabilized, simultaneously actuating valves to divert and mix the process water, the aqueous-based air entrainment solution and compressed air to produce an air-entrained foam and mixing the foam with a concrete composition to be deployed downhole.

[C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


Processes for purifying acetic acid and hydrating anhydride
Patent No. 10689319 

Inventor(s): Mark O. Scates (Houston), Ronald D. Shaver (Houston), Yaw-Hwa Liu (Missouri City)
Assignee(s): CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (Irving)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16165575 on 10/19/2018 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processes for purifying acetic acid by distilling a process stream in a column in which acetic anhydride is formed in the lower portion of the column. The product stream withdrawn from the column comprises acetic acid, water at a concentration of no more than 0.2 wt. %, and acetic anhydride at a concentration of no more than 600 wppm. The process further comprises hydrating the acetic anhydride in the product stream to form a purified acetic acid product comprising acetic anhydride at a concentration of no more than 50 wppm.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Surrogate for metal guardrail
Patent No. 10689818 

Inventor(s): Abir Saha (Chicago, IL), Chi-Chih Chen (Dublin, OH), Jun Lin (Carmel, IN), Qiang Yi (Carmel, IN), Rini Sherony (Ann Arbor, MI), Stanley Yung-Ping Chien (Zionsville, IN), Yaobin Chen (Carmel, IN)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144256 on 09/27/2018 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: Surrogates for roadside objects, such as metal guardrails, can be used for vehicle testing. A surrogate for a metal guardrail can have substantially the same size and/or shape as the metal guardrail that the surrogate is mimicking. The surrogate can be configured to exhibit substantially the same characteristics as their actual counterpart metal guardrail when sensed by one or more vehicle sensors (e.g., cameras, radar sensors, and/or LIDAR sensors). Such surrogates can be used to test autonomous vehicles, one or more vehicle sensors, a vehicle sensor system, and/or one or more vehicle system (e.g., a road departure mitigation system). The surrogates can be configured to withstand being crashed into by a test vehicle without being damaged and without damaging the test vehicle.

[E01F] ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE


Quick assemble wall system, and related methods
Patent No. 10689844 

Inventor(s): David Patton (Flower Mound), Ersen Boran (Chalfont, PA), Gary Reuther (Warminster, PA), Michael Creighton (Warrington, PA), Nicholas Max (Quakertown, PA), Shuichi Amano (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): Varidesk, LLC (Coppell)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979909 on 05/15/2018 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wall panel for a quick assemble wall system may include a first upright post and a second upright post. The wall panel may also include a lower stretcher for connecting the first upright post to the second upright post and an upper stretcher for connecting the first upright post to the second upright post. The wall panel may include at least one frame for placement within the first vertical post, the second vertical post, the lower stretcher, and the upper stretcher. The wall panel may include a first retractable latch located on the at least one frame, the first retractable latch adapted to engage at least one of the first upright post, second upright post, lower stretcher, or upper stretcher. A frame for a quick assemble wall system and a method of assembling a quick assemble wall system are also described.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Door latch assemblies for vehicles including bell crank blocking structures
Patent No. 10689887 

Inventor(s): James D. Cunningham (Clarkston, MI), John K. Gray (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15867088 on 01/10/2018 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle door assembly includes an outer door panel and a door latch assembly operable to latch and unlatch the vehicle door assembly. The door latch assembly includes a door handle assembly, a bell crank operatively coupled to the door handle assembly, wherein rotation of the bell crank causes the door latch assembly to unlatch the vehicle door assembly, and a bell crank blocking structure. The bell crank blocking structure includes a first leg coupled to a support structure within the vehicle door assembly and an overhang portion connected to the first leg. The overhang portion extends outwardly from the first leg and is spaced from a plane of rotation of the bell crank during normal vehicle operating conditions. The overhang portion is configured to deform toward the plane of rotation of the bell crank during a side impact condition to block rotation of the bell crank.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Sealed bearing rock bit with a low profile seal
Patent No. 10689912 

Inventor(s): Nam Duy Nguyen (Lewisville)
Assignee(s): PDB Tools, Inc. (Grapevine)
Law Firm: Handley Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16712223 on 12/12/2019 (194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sealed bearing rock bit has a plurality of legs with journals formed to extend inward and downward at the end of the legs. Each of the legs has a last machined surface located adjacent to the bases of the journals and into which a seal groove is formed which circumscribes the respective journal. Cutters are rotatably mounted to respective ones of the journals, with back faces of the cutters located adjacent to respective ones of the last machined surfaces. The back faces of the cutters have annular-shaped protrusions which extend from said back faces and protrude into the seal grooves beyond the last machined surfaces of said journals extending an annular-shaped seal surface which is engaged by a seal disposed in the seal groove, leaving more of the interface space between the journal and the cutter for larger roller bearings.

[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]


Casing removal tool and methods of use for well abandonment
Patent No. 10689932 

Inventor(s): Antony F. Grattan (Mansfield), Douglas J. Streibich (Fort Worth), Michael C. Robertson (Arlington), William F. Boelte (New Iberia, LA)
Assignee(s): ROBERTSON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, LLC (Mansfield)
Law Firm: Matthews, Lawson, McCutcheon Joseph, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15001055 on 01/19/2016 (1617 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for removing casing from a wellbore including a casing removal tool that includes a tubular body configured to contain a thermite fuel mixture configured to initiate into a molten thermite fuel. The casing removal tool also includes a nozzle array having a plurality of nozzles positioned on an external surface of the tubular body. The nozzle array is configured to impinge the molten thermite fuel from within the tubular onto the wellbore casing. The casing removal tool also includes an orientation lug configured to anchor into a downhole orientation tool.

[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]


Wellbore isolation devices and methods of use
Patent No. 10689943 

Inventor(s): Michael Dale Ezell (Carrollton)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15548410 on 03/19/2015 (1923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation device includes an elongate body and a packer assembly disposed about the elongate body and including upper and lower sealing elements positioned axially between an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder, a spacer interposing the upper and lower sealing elements and having an annular body that provides an upper end, a lower end, and a recessed portion extending between the upper and lower ends. An upper cover sleeve is coupled to the upper shoulder, and a lower cover sleeve is coupled to the lower shoulder. An upper support shoe has a lever arm extending over the upper sealing element and a jogged leg received within a gap defined between the upper cover sleeve and shoulder. A lower support shoe has a lever arm extending over the lower sealing element and a jogged leg received within a gap defined between the lower cover sleeve and shoulder.

[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]


Electronic time delay apparatus and method
Patent No. 10689948 

Inventor(s): Andrew John Elrick (Peterhead, , GB), Dennis E. Roessler (Fort Worth), Iain Morrison Macleod (Newmachar, , GB), John T. Hardesty (Weatherford), Paul Andrew Church (Danestone, , GB), Peter Alan Joiner (Danestone, , GB)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996076 on 06/01/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A time delay apparatus for use with a downhole tool in a wellbore casing. In an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes an electronic circuit comprising a timer, a fusible link, a split spool device that includes a center pin held in place in a restrained position with a spool and a spring element surrounding the spool. A pressure applied to a trigger device, such as a rupture disk, activates a pressure switch and starts a timer, configured with a preset countdown time, in the electronic circuit. On expiration of the timer, the timer block of the electronic circuit generates a signal to cause breaking of the fusible link and releasing of the spring element such that the center pin of the split spool travels to a functional position and activates the downhole tool.

[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]


Well test burner system and methods of use
Patent No. 10689951 

Inventor(s): Elling James Newell (Argyle), Mark Henry Strumpell (Allen)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15578208 on 06/29/2015 (1821 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well test burner system includes a plurality of burner nozzles, each including an air valve and a well product valve movable between an open position, where air and a well product are allowed to circulate through the burner nozzle to discharge an air/well product mixture, and a closed position, where the air and the well product are prevented from circulating through the burner nozzle. One or more actuation devices are operatively coupled to the air valve and the well product valve to move the air valve and the well product valve between the open and closed positions.

[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]


Hydraulically assisted pulser system and related methods
Patent No. 10689976 

Inventor(s): Manoj Gopalan (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Rime Downhole Technologies, LLC (Benbrook)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544179 on 08/19/2019 (309 days app to issue)

Abstract: An asynchronous top-mounted pulser system for a measurement while drilling tool uses hydraulic flow, an obstruction, a piston-balance system, and an orifice, to create pressure pulses in drilling fluid, using hydraulic pressure on an obstruction in a main pulser to assist in closing the obstruction. A valve poppet is set above (upstream of) the orifice and is pushed by fluid flow towards a closing position. The piston-balance system, connected to the poppet and located downstream of the orifice in the main pulser, responds to net pressures on the upstream and downstream sides of the piston to move the poppet. The piston also responds to a spring assembly urging the piston downstream, and tending to move the valve poppet to a closed position. A servo pulser, located downstream of the main pulser, opens and closes a rotary shear servo valve-controlled bypass flow path to control the net pressures on the piston.

[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]


Floor element for forming a floor covering, a floor covering and a method for manufacturing a floor element
Patent No. 10690157 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas), Jan Eddy De Rick (Geraardsbergen, , BE), Rahul Patki (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16455818 on 06/28/2019 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floor element for forming a floor covering, wherein the floor element comprises a board having edges provided with coupling elements adapted to cooperate with coupling elements of an adjacent similar floor element in the floor covering, wherein the coupling elements comprise at least one male part and at least one female part, the male part being positioned along a first edge and protruding outwardly beyond an upper edge at the first edge, the female part being positioned along a second edge and extending inwardly beyond an upper edge at said second edge to form a recess for at least partially receiving the male part, wherein the recess comprises an inlet opening having a vertical breadth, wherein the ratio between the vertical breadth and the thickness of the board is more than 0.4, and wherein the board has a thickness comprised from 3.2 mm to 6 mm.

[E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00)


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

Cup holder adapter for mug
Patent No. 10687644 

Inventor(s): Bruce W. Moore (Midlothian), Tammy L. Moore (Midlothian)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16517277 on 07/19/2019 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adapter for placing a mug into a traditional cup holder has a top section, a generally vertical slot in the top section configured to receive a handle of the mug, and a bottom section configured for inserting the adapter into the cup holder.

[F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


Furnace vent termination
Patent No. 10688607 

Inventor(s): Kumar Lalit (Carrollton)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15657975 on 07/24/2017 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure provides a termination for use with a furnace. The termination, in one embodiment, includes a face plate including an exhaust region and an air supply region, the face plate having a front surface and an opposing back surface. The termination, in this embodiment, further includes an exhaust termination portion extending from the back surface in the exhaust region, the exhaust termination portion capable of engaging a terminal end of a variety of different size exhaust conduits associated with a furnace. The termination, in this embodiment, further includes an opening extending through the face plate in the exhaust region, the opening aligned with the exhaust termination portion.

[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)


Internal combustion engine with paired, parallel, offset pistons
Patent No. 10690050 

Inventor(s): Allen Cocanougher (North Richland Hills), Robert Allen Cocanougher, Jr. (North Richland Hills), Robert Allen Cocanougher, Sr. (North Richland Hills)
Assignee(s): Wise Motor Works, Ltd. (North Richland Hills)
Law Firm: Vos-IP, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448771 on 06/21/2019 (368 days app to issue)

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

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


Adapter for bottom outlet valve
Patent No. 10690260 

Inventor(s): Christopher Crisafulli (Mansfield), Dipen K. Shah (Plano), James A. Bogusky (Schwenksville, PA), Samuel Nash (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Trinity Rail Group, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051085 on 07/31/2018 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an adapter assembly for a bottom outlet valve comprises an apparatus configured to be coupled to a stem of the bottom outlet valve of the railroad car. The stem of the bottom outlet valve is aligned generally with a longitudinal axis of the railroad car. The apparatus comprises a coupler configured to be coupled to the stem of the bottom outlet valve and a primary gear coupled to the coupler. The primary gear is configured to be coupled to a handle assembly extending from either side of the railroad car. The handle assembly is configured to operate the bottom outlet valve.

[F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING


Home cooking appliance having a pedestal burner
Patent No. 10690351 

Inventor(s): Chris Hill (Arlington)
Assignee(s): BSH Home Appliances Corporation (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15158766 on 05/19/2016 (1496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a cooktop surface and a gas pedestal burner on the cooktop surface. The gas pedestal burner includes a burner portion having a sidewall, a lower surface facing the cooktop surface, a plurality of burner ports in the sidewall, and a base portion under the burner portion. The base portion elevates the burner portion in a vertical direction above the cooktop surface and has a lower mounting surface disposed on the cooktop surface. An area of a footprint of the lower mounting surface of the base portion is less than an area of a footprint of the lower surface of the burner portion.

[F23D] BURNERS


Ventilated locker
Patent No. 10690361 

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15897875 on 02/15/2018 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ventilated locker includes a pair of sidewalls and a back wall connecting the sidewalls. A plurality of compartments is defined between the sidewalls, including at least an upper compartment and a lower compartment. A plenum is disposed adjacent the back wall, the plenum configured for connection to an existing HVAC system. At least one ventilation grille is carried by the back wall in fluid communication with at least one one of the plurality of compartments and with the plenum. At least one circulation fan is disposed in one of the plurality of compartments to circulate air from the ventilation grilles through the plurality of compartments.

[F26B] DRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM (drying devices for combines A01D 41/133; racks for drying fruit or vegetables A01F 25/12; drying foodstuffs A23; drying hair A45D 20/00; body-drying implements A47K 10/00; drying household articles A47L; drying gases or vapours B01D; chemical or physical processes for dewatering or like separating liquids from solids B01D 43/00; centrifugal apparatus B04; drying ceramics C04B 33/30; drying yarns or fabrics in association with some other form of treatment D06C; drying frames for laundry without heating or positive air circulation, domestic laundry-or spin-driers, wringing or hot pressing laundry D06F; furnaces, kilns, ovens F27)


Controlling metering devices
Patent No. 10690386 

Inventor(s): Colin Clara (Addison), Der-Kai Hung (Dallas), Eric Perez (Hickory Creek), Shawn Niemann (Grand Prairie)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13600685 on 08/31/2012 (2853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A metering device may automatically control fluid flow through a valve. A control system may alter the automatic control of a metering device. In some implementations, a predetermined event may occur to alter the automatic control of the metering device.

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


P H Y S I C S

System and method for configuring vehicle components according to rules associated with a vehicle location
Patent No. 10688920 

Inventor(s): Daniel Thomas Neubauer (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16257834 on 01/25/2019 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided that allows a driver to customize one or more vehicle components such as lights. The system may allow the user to specify how each light behaves in response to certain conditions or triggers. The customizations may include displaying predetermined or customized shapes and colors, and may include customizing the timing and brightness of the lights. To ensure that the customizations comply with one or more laws, the system may determine the current location of the vehicle. The system may use the location of the vehicle to determine what rules, regulations, and laws apply to the vehicle. The system may then determine if the customizations comply with the determined rules, regulations, and laws. If the customizations comply, the system may allow the vehicle component to operate according to the customizations. If the customizations do not comply, the driver may be alerted and/or the customizations may be adjusted to comply.

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


Mobile correctional facility robots
Patent No. 10690466 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hodge (Plano)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491728 on 04/19/2017 (1161 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to mobile correctional facility robots and systems and methods for coordinating mobile correctional facility robots to perform various tasks in a correctional facility. The mobile correctional facility robots can be used to perform many of the tasks traditionally assigned to correctional facility guards to help reduce the number of guards needed in any given correctional facility. When cooperation is employed among multiple mobile correctional facility robots to execute tasks, a central controller can be used to coordinate the efforts of the multiple robots to improve the performance of the overall system of robots as compared to the performance of the robots when working in uncoordinated effort to execute the tasks.

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


Hydraulic system for ultrasonic flow measurement using direct acoustic path approach
Patent No. 10690530 

Inventor(s): Hans Martin Hilbig (Tiefenbach, , DE), Johann Reinhold Zipperer (Unterschleissheim, , DE), Peter Wongeun Chung (Frisco)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15465983 on 03/22/2017 (1189 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flow meter for determining the flow rate of a fluid through a conduit, including an upper body having an inlet chamber, an acoustic channel, an outlet chamber, a sound wave generator, and a sound wave receiver. The inlet chamber, acoustic channel, and outlet chamber are fluidly connected together and are oriented so as to create a symmetrical fluid pathway through the inlet chamber, the acoustic channel the outlet chamber. The sound wave generator and the sound wave receiver are aligned along a longitudinal axis of the acoustic channel and the sound wave generator is creates a sound wave that moves along the longitudinal axis of the acoustic channel as fluid flows through the acoustic chamber. The receiver detects that sound wave that has moved through the acoustic channel and such information is used to determine the flow rate of the fluid through the flow meter.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Methods and apparatus to calibrate micro-electromechanical systems
Patent No. 10690561 

Inventor(s): Ira Oaktree Wygant (Palo Alto, CA), Mohammad Hadi Motieian Najar (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16268168 on 02/05/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example pressure sensor calibration apparatus includes a pressure chamber in which a first pressure sensor is to be disposed; one or more first sensors to determine a capacitance value from the first pressure sensor from a physical test performed on the first pressure sensor; the one or more first sensors to determine a first pull-in voltage value from a first electrical test performed on the first pressure sensor; a correlator to determine correlation coefficient values based on the capacitance value determined during the physical test on the first pressure sensor and the first pull-in voltage value determined during a first electrical test on the first pressure sensor; and a calibrator to determine calibration coefficient values to calibrate a second pressure sensor based on the correlation coefficient values and a second electrical test on the second pressure sensor.

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


Integrated circuit with JTAG port, TAP linking module, and off chip TAP interface port
Patent No. 10690720 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16022104 on 06/28/2018 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: An IC includes an IEEE 1149.1 standard test access port (TAP) interface and an additional Off-Chip TAP interface. The Off-Chip TAP interface connects to the TAP of another IC. The Off Chip TAP interface can be selected by a TAP Linking Module on the IC.

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


Methods and apparatus for LIDAR operation with pulse position modulation
Patent No. 10690756 

Inventor(s): Baher S. Haroun (Allen), David P. Magee (Allen), Nirmal C. Warke (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15484975 on 04/11/2017 (1169 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include an integrated circuit that includes an encoder configured to modulate a driving signal for an optical transmitter with a plurality of encoded pulses corresponding to a code, in which the driving signal is transmitted to the optical transmitter periodically. The integrated circuit also includes a demodulator configured to receive a received signal from an optical receiver that is configured to receive a reflection of light transmitted by the optical transmitter off an object, the demodulator configured to discriminate the plurality of encoded pulses in the received signal and estimate a distance of the object.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Omnidirectional structural color made from metal and dielectric layers
Patent No. 10690823 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Masahiko Ishii (Okazaki, , JP), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13913402 on 06/08/2013 (2572 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high-chroma omnidirectional structural color multilayer structure is provided. The structure includes a multilayer stack that has a core layer, a dielectric layer extending across the core layer, and an absorber layer extending across the dielectric layer. An interface is present between the dielectric layer and the absorber layer and a near-zero electric field for a first incident electromagnetic wavelength is present at this interface. In addition, a large electric field at a second incident electromagnetic wavelength is present at the interface. As such, the interface allows for high transmission of the first incident electromagnetic wavelength and high absorption of the second incident electromagnetic wavelength such that a narrow band of reflected light is produced by the multilayer stack.

[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]


Time-to-digital converter circuit
Patent No. 10691074 

Inventor(s): Henry Yao (Santa Clara, CA), Sinjeet Dhanvantray Parekh (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16403774 on 05/06/2019 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A time-to-digital converter circuit includes a logic gate coupled to receive a first trigger signal indicative of a first clock signal and a second trigger signal indicative of a second clock signal. The logic gate is to generate a logic gate output signal responsive to the earlier of the first or second trigger signals to be a logic high. A synchronization circuit is included and is coupled to the logic gate and is configured to synchronize the logic gate output signal to a third clock to produce a synchronization output signal. A counter circuit counts pulses of the synchronization output signal.

[G04F] TIME-INTERVAL MEASURING (measuring pulse characteristics G01R, e.g. G01R 29/02; in radar or like systems G01S; masers H01S 1/00; generation of oscillations H03B; generation or counting of pulses, frequency dividing H03K; analogue/digital conversion in general H03M 1/00) [2]


Rotorcraft control mode transition smoothing
Patent No. 10691140 

Inventor(s): Sung Kyun Kim (Bedford)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS, INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16108479 on 08/22/2018 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a rotorcraft includes transitioning from a first mode to a second mode when a velocity of the rotorcraft exceeds a first velocity threshold. Transitioning between the first and second modes includes fading out a gain of a dynamic controller over a first period of time, and decreasing a value of an integrator of the dynamic controller over a second period of time.

[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)


Complementary to absolute temperature (CTAT) voltage generator
Patent No. 10691156 

Inventor(s): Dimitar Trifonov Trifonov (Vail, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15691957 on 08/31/2017 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate to a circuit including a first circuit branch, a second circuit branch, and an integrator circuit. The first branch includes a first transistor and a first current source to generate a first CTAT voltage signal that includes components corresponding to parasitic base and emitter resistances of the first transistor. The second branch includes a second transistor and a second current source to generate a second CTAT voltage signal that includes components corresponding to parasitic base and emitter resistances of the second transistor. The first and second circuit branches are coupled to the integrator circuit such that the integrator circuit integrates a difference between the first and second CTAT voltage signals such that the integrated signal does not include any components corresponding to parasitic base and emitter resistances.

[G01K] MEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (radiation pyrometry G01J 5/00)


Connected classroom
Patent No. 10691398 

Inventor(s): Damien X. Panketh (Euless)
Assignee(s): ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14838135 on 08/27/2015 (1762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A connected classroom system provides for local and remote control and display of media streams. An instructor may, for instance, direct audio/video streams of the instructor to any number of displays and speakers located within a classroom. The system may send and receive control instructions to and from remote classrooms as well, through a network interface. The control instructions may configure any set of presentation devices in any classroom to reproduce any content originating from any source within any classroom. Accordingly, multiple classrooms located in disparate locations may participate in media exchanges arising from any source, including instructors and individual student seating locations within the classrooms.

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


Programmable device providing visual feedback of balancing of opening and closing statements of programming structures and nesting level
Patent No. 10691422 

Inventor(s): Frederick Conrad Fotsch (Dallas)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927652 on 03/21/2018 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: Providing visual feedback of balancing of programming structure hierarchy in a program entered on a programmable device having a processor, an instruction memory, an input device, and a display screen having a left edge. In an arrangement, at least two control structure opening statements are received, each having an associated control structure. A unique representation is assigned to each of the at least two control structures. The control structure opening statements are displayed in the unique representation assigned to the corresponding control structure beginning at a same location with respect to the left edge of the display. At least two control structure closing sequences are received, and each control structure closing sequence is associated with one of the control structures, respectively.

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


System and method for variable lane architecture
Patent No. 10691463 

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson), Ashish Rai Shrivastava (Plano), Sushma Wokhlu (Frisco)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15220067 on 07/26/2016 (1428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for variable lane architecture includes memory blocks located in a memory bank, one or more computing nodes forming a vector instruction pipeline for executing a task, each of the computing nodes located in the memory bank, each of the computing nodes executing a portion of the task independently of other ones of the computing nodes, and a global program controller unit (GPCU) forming a scalar instruction pipeline for executing the task, the GPCU configured to schedule instructions for the task at one or more of the computing nodes, the GPCU further configured to dispatch an address for the memory blocks used by each of the computing nodes to the computing nodes.

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


Apparatus and method for configuring and enabling virtual applications
Patent No. 10691480 

Inventor(s): Hoang Do (Plano)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Nicolson, De Vos, Webster Elliott, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15893406 on 02/09/2018 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is implemented by a computing device to configure and monitor a virtual application in a cloud environment. The method includes generating instructions for configuring and monitoring the virtual application based on configuration data for the virtual application, modifying an injection virtual machine (VM) image to include the instructions for configuring and monitoring the virtual application, where the injection VM image is a template for instantiating an injection VM that is to configure and monitor the virtual application according to the instructions, modifying a virtual application deployment descriptor for the virtual application to indicate that the injection VM is to be injected into the virtual application, and causing the virtual application, with the injection VM, to be deployed in the cloud environment using the modified virtual application deployment descriptor.

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


Dynamic micro-services related job assignment
Patent No. 10691496 

Inventor(s): Gopi Kancharla (Frisco)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390417 on 04/22/2019 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive a set of heartbeat messages. The set of heartbeat messages may be related to determining a respective priority of a set of computing nodes for processing a set of jobs. The device may identify a heartbeat message, of the set of heartbeat messages, associated with a lowest offset relative to offsets associated with other heartbeat messages of the set of heartbeat messages. The device may determine the respective priority of the set of computing nodes based on one or more factors related to the set of computing nodes or the set of heartbeat messages. The device may determine whether to perform a subset of the set of jobs based on the respective priority of the set of computing nodes. The device may perform a set of actions after determining whether to perform the subset of the set of jobs.

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


Methods and apparatus to detect uninstallation of an on-device meter
Patent No. 10691510 

Inventor(s): Cary Pillers (Richardson)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120119 on 08/31/2018 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to detect uninstallation of an on-device meter are disclosed. An example apparatus includes means for detecting that an application is to be uninstalled from the mobile device, the application to gather status information of the means for detecting to ensure that the means for detecting is installed, the application to transmit status information to a data collector. The apparatus includes means for displaying a prompt regarding whether the means for detecting is to be uninstalled when the application is to be uninstalled, the means for displaying to instruct a package manager to remove the means for detecting from the mobile device. The apparatus includes means for communicating an uninstallation notification to the data collector when the application is to be uninstalled, the uninstallation notification to enable identification of a panelist associated with the mobile device.

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


Data translation system and method of use
Patent No. 10691635 

Inventor(s): Allen Hsu (Carrollton), Steve Yang (Carrollton)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938764 on 03/28/2018 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data translation system includes a server, having a database to store computer aided design (CAD) files; each of the CAD files is specified by an address having a loop number; the loop number is associated with a specified project; a first computer having a display; a secondary workstation having a second computer; and a program to convert one of the plurality of CAD files into a dynamic image, the program having a first module to generate an equation file for converting into a binary file; and a second module to generate a dynamic graphic file; activation of the program from the first computer translates a selected CAD file into the binary file and the dynamic graphic file; the binary file is downloadable to the industrial control system is readable by the second computer; and the second computer displays the dynamic graphic file as the dynamic graphic image for real-time monitoring by the secondary workstation.

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


Automatic near-real-time prediction, classification, and notification of events in natural language systems
Patent No. 10691698 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14534258 on 11/06/2014 (2056 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach is provided for automatically predicting an event occurrence based on a question from an end user presented using a near-real-time natural language processing (NLP) analysis to generate, score and rank a plurality of event occurrences based on a plurality of question context parameters extracted from the question, one or more user profile parameters for the end user, and the one or more historical questions, answers, and events having a specified spatial and/or temporal proximity to the question which are identified by an information handling system. In the approach, performed by an information handling system, a top ranked event occurrence from the ranked plurality of event occurrences is selected for inclusion in a notification message that is communicated or broadcast to the end user, as well as other users engaged with the information handling system and/or first responders in the affected area.

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


Computer implemented system and method of identification of useful untested states of an electronic design
Patent No. 10691857 

Inventor(s): Felicia James (Carrollton), Michael Krasnicki (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Zipalog, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358361 on 03/19/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer usable medium includes a sequence of instructions causing at least one processor to execute a method of identification of useful untested states of an electronic design. A computer receives a computer readable representation of said electronic design having at least in one part of said electronic design an analog portion. At least one instrumented netlist is generated based at least in part upon said representation of said electronic design. At least one specification of said electronic design is also received. At least one set of valid states are generated based on said at least one specification. The at least one instrumented netlist is simulated at a behavioral level of said representation of said electronic design at a minimum number of at least one input vector. At least one verification coverage history of said electronic design is generated based in part upon said simulation. Useful untested states are identified based at least in part upon at least one of said at least one specification, said at least one instrumented netlist, said at least one set of valid states and said at least one verification coverage history.

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


Barcode-reading system that automatically adjusts certain outputs based on ambient characteristics
Patent No. 10691906 

Inventor(s): Hong Ji (Grand Prairie)
Assignee(s): The Code Corporation (Murray, UT)
Law Firm: Ray Quinney Nebeker (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234322 on 12/27/2018 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: A barcode-reading system may include a barcode reader and at least one detector that is configured to detect a characteristic of an environment in which the barcode-reading system is located. The barcode-reading system may also include a controller that is configured to adjust at least one output of the barcode-reading system based on at least one detected characteristic.

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


Method for increasing the accuracy of traffic cameras using optical masking technology
Patent No. 10691957 

Inventor(s): Michael Cole Hutchison (Plano), Staci Marlea Ingram (Arlington)
Assignee(s): ITS Plus, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15894893 on 02/12/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of managing traffic flow. The method includes receiving, at a camera, an image containing vehicle traffic flow. The method also includes processing, using a processor, the image to mask areas in the image that exceed a predetermined number of candelas. The method also includes thereafter analyzing, using the processor, the image to determine a parameter related to the vehicles, whereby an analysis is performed. The method also includes managing the traffic flow based on the analysis.

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


Systems and methods for rear signal identification using machine learning
Patent No. 10691962 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Kuan-Hui Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Naoki Nagasaka (Ann Arbor, MI), Xue Mei (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713491 on 09/22/2017 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to identifying rear indicators of a nearby vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to detecting a nearby vehicle, capturing signal images of a rear portion of the nearby vehicle. The method includes computing a braking state for brake lights of the nearby vehicle that indicates whether the brake lights are presently active by analyzing the signal images according to a brake classifier. The method includes computing a turn state for rear turn signals of the nearby vehicle that indicates which of the turn signals are presently active by analyzing regions of interest from the signal images according to a turn classifier. The brake classifier and the turn classifier are comprised of a convolutional neural network and a long short-term memory recurrent neural network (LSTM-RNN). The method includes providing electronic outputs identifying the braking state and the turn state.

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


Computer-based systems and methods involving biometric authentication aspects for handling exceptions, enabling deactivation and/or performing other functionality
Patent No. 10691991 

Inventor(s): Michael Bailey (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731624 on 12/31/2019 (175 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods involving biometric authentication of transaction cards including aspects of exception handling, deactivation and other features are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary computer-implemented method may comprise generating a first user interface having a plurality of interactive UI elements that enable a card owner to manage a plurality of features associated with a transaction card, and determining, if a biometric-activated control is enabled and the vendor is not excluded from the biometric-activated control, whether the transaction card is biometrically-active. Further, the plurality of interactive UI elements may include a first UI element that is configured to allow the card owner to enable a biometric-activated control of the transaction card, and a second UI element that is configured to allow the card owner to exclude one or more vendors from the biometric-activated control.

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


System and method for procurement decisioning using home automation inputs
Patent No. 10692021 

Inventor(s): Claudia Jean Morrow (Murphy), Jennifer Marie Pulliam (Dallas), Samudra Sen (Lewisville)
Assignee(s): Texas Energy Retail Company LLC (Irving)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14992508 on 01/11/2016 (1625 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interface receives procurement data, the procurement data comprising data received from a home automation device. A processor applies forecast development rules to the procurement data. The processor determines an electricity procurement recommendation, the electricity procurement recommendation based on the analyzed energy usage data and the forecast development rules. Upon a determination of the electricity procurement recommendation, the interface communicates the electricity procurement recommendation to a retail electricity provider.

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


Predictive maintenance
Patent No. 10692053 

Inventor(s): Abhay Dabholkar (Allen), Alfonso Jones (Irving), Anoop Viswanath (Plano), Brad Ford (Wylie), Christopher Tsai (Plano)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16115644 on 08/29/2018 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicular maintenance is predicted using real time telematics data and historical maintenance data. Different statistical models are used, and an intersecting set of results is generated. Environmental weather may also be used to further refine predictions.

[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 providing a direct marketing campaign planning environment
Patent No. 10692105 

Inventor(s): Venkat R. Achanta (Frisco)
Assignee(s): Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422486 on 05/24/2019 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of system are disclosed in which selection strategies for a direct marketing campaign that identify consumers from a credit bureau or other consumer database can be planned, tested, and/or refined on a stable subset of the credit database. In some embodiments, once refined, consumer selection criteria may be used to execute the direct marketing campaign on the full consumer/credit database, which is preferably updated approximately twice weekly. In one preferred embodiment, the data for the test database represents a random sampling of approximately 10% of the full database and the sampling is regenerated approximately weekly in order to provide a stable set of data on which campaign developers may test their campaign. For each consumer in the sampling, the environment may allow a client to access and use both attributes calculated by the credit bureau and proprietary attributes and data owned by the client. The system allows for a plurality of clients to use the system substantially simultaneously while protecting the privacy and integrity of the client"s proprietary data and results.

[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]


Collaborative trust platform with portable files
Patent No. 10692147 

Inventor(s): Tod A. Ruble (Dallas)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15891141 on 02/07/2018 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computer systems and methods for generating portable and data-agnostic annuity datasets are disclosed where a central server generates multiple instructions to receive annuity dataset data records, participant attributes, and annuity attributes for a plurality of annuity datasets from employer servers and recordkeeper servers; integrates different annuity datasets by mapping the data fields of each respective annuity dataset and creating uniform data-agnostic annuity datasets; continuously monitors a performance value for each data-agnostic annuity dataset; and dynamically modifies recordkeepers when the performance value of annuity datasets do not satisfy a pre-determined threshold by modifying recordkeeper data records.

[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]


Vehicle analysis platform
Patent No. 10692242 

Inventor(s): Mark Morrison (Rowlett), Prasad Pathapati (Frisco)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16593037 on 10/04/2019 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle analysis platform may cause one or more image capture devices to capture a plurality of images. The vehicle analysis platform may cause one or more sensors to provide measurement data associated with one or more operational characteristics of a vehicle. The vehicle analysis platform may determine, based on the plurality of images, one or more features of the vehicle and obtain, based on the one or more features, reference information associated with the vehicle. The vehicle analysis platform may analyze the vehicle based on the plurality of images and the reference information to determine an image score associated with the vehicle. The vehicle analysis platform may analyze the vehicle based on the measurement data and the reference information to determine an operational score associated with the vehicle. The vehicle analysis platform perform an action associated with the vehicle based on the image score and the operational score.

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


Lotless storage of vehicle inventory
Patent No. 10692375 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney), Jason Hoover (Grapevine), Micah Price (Anna), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689465 on 11/20/2019 (216 days app to issue)

Abstract: A server device may receive a first request to utilize surplus parking spaces available at one or more locations from a first device associated with an organization having an inventory of vehicles to be stored in the surplus parking spaces. The server device may process, between the organization and one or more parking providers associated with the one or more locations, a transaction allocating the surplus parking spaces to the organization. The server device may receive, from a second device, a second request to use a vehicle in the inventory from a starting location. The server device may determine, from among the surplus parking spaces allocated to the organization, a storage location for the vehicle that differs from the starting location and transmit, to the second device, a notification indicating that the vehicle is ready for use based on the vehicle having been moved to the starting location.

[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]


Electronic hub device
Patent No. 10692408 

Inventor(s): Melvin Johnson (Dallas)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sanchelima Associates, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16378748 on 04/09/2019 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an electronic hub device that comprises a frame mounted on a pole structure of an object. The frame comprises one or more sensors configured to detect one or more events around the electronic hub device, and a plurality of light sources installed along a boundary of the frame configured to illuminate a portion of the frame within the boundary of the frame. A portion of frame includes promotional content selected based on user preferences. The frame further comprises a processor configured to activate plurality of light sources upon detection of one or more events. The present invention exists in an alternate embodiment in which a poster is used to display the desired promotional content of a user. The poster in this embodiment is either displayed through the use of rings or through being mounted onto a frame of the electronic hub device. This allows the promotional content to be changed as frequently as a user desires.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


Neural network matrix multiplication in memory cells
Patent No. 10692570 

Inventor(s): Ali Al-Shamma (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195175 on 11/19/2018 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various examples for accelerating multiplication operations are presented, which can be employed in neural network operations, among other applications. In one example, a circuit comprises a non-volatile memory cell, and an input circuit coupled to a gate terminal of the non-volatile memory cell. The input circuit is configured to ramp a control voltage applied to the gate terminal at a ramp rate representing a multiplicand value. An output circuit coupled to an output terminal of the non-volatile memory cell and is configured to generate an output pulse based on the control voltage satisfying a threshold voltage of the non-volatile memory cell, where the output pulse has a duration comprising the multiplicand value multiplied by a multiplier value represented by the threshold voltage.

[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)


Radiation attenuating protective garments
Patent No. 10692616 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Gabriel Garcia (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Operative Medical Solutions, LLC (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450447 on 06/24/2019 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radiation-attenuation garment system having a plurality of radiation-attenuating material panels adapted to conform to the contours of a body. The radiation-attenuation garment system includes a shirt and underwear shorts formed by compression material. A plurality of radiation-attenuating material panels are removably disposed within the shirt and underwear shorts to protect the wearer from radiation exposure in the areas having the radiation attenuation panels.

[G21F] PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT; TREATING RADIOACTIVELY CONTAMINATED MATERIAL; DECONTAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS THEREFOR (radiation protection by pharmaceutical means A61K 8/00, A61Q 17/04; in cosmonautic vehicles B64G 1/54; combined with a reactor G21C 11/00; combined with X-ray tubes H01J 35/16; combined with X-ray apparatus H05G 1/02)


Dynamic allocation of service components of information service in hierarchical telecommunication architecture
Patent No. 10693704 

Inventor(s): Izzet Murat Bilgic (Woodinville, WA), Paul-Andre Raymond (Reston, VA)
Assignee(s): B.yond, Inc. (Frisco)
Law Firm: Fenwick West LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15922817 on 03/15/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate to allocating resources of computing devices for providing information service in a network. The computing devices may be hierarchically structured and may include, for instance, cloud servers, telecommunication servers, edge edges, gateways, and client devices. A system environment may include a hierarchical orchestrator coordinating with one or more local orchestrators to allocate service components (for example, a discrete functional software or hardware component) to computing devices. The orchestrators can automatically reallocate resources responsive to detecting update events such as a change in traffic or payload on the network.

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


Message Service
Patent No. 10693826 

Inventor(s): Rejish Puthiyedath Cheruvatta (Coppell)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15513114 on 09/23/2015 (1735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a plurality of mailboxes by a plurality of computer nodes. The plurality of computer nodes comprises a first computer node and a second computer node. The first computer node is configured to detect an update to a database record associated with a message store; determine, in response to detecting the update to the database record, a second computer node in the plurality of computer nodes to monitor the message store, based at least in part on an attribute stored in the database record; and update the database record to store an identifier corresponding to the second computer node. The second computer node is configured to: detect the update to the database record by the first computer node based at least in part on the identifier; and configure a monitoring process for the message store based, at least in part, on the attribute stored in the database record.

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


Methods for producing a temperature map of a scene
Patent No. 10694120 

Inventor(s): David C. Hutchison (Plano), Douglas A. Blettner (Dallas), Henry W. Neal (Allen), Richard L. Southerland (Plano)
Assignee(s): DRS Network Imaging Systems, LLC (Melbourne, FL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16150126 on 10/02/2018 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for generating a temperature map of a scene are provided. A method may include receiving thermal data of the scene. The thermal data includes frames of thermal infrared data. A mapping may be created for each frame based on the digital thermal infrared data. The method further includes generating the temperature map using the mapping. The temperature map is generated prior to a contrast enhancement process. The method further includes separately transmitting the temperature map and the digital thermal infrared data in a data channel.

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


E L E C T R I C I T Y

Method and apparatus for a compact and high resolution mind-view communicator
Patent No. 10687708 

Inventor(s): Masoud Vaziri (Richardson)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120326 on 09/03/2018 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of a mind-view communication apparatus includes a first portable unit and a second portable unit. The first portable unit includes an eyeglass frame, at least one first optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing at least one scene image corresponding to a field of view of a user, and at least one second optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing at least one eye image corresponding to at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The second portable unit is in communication with the first portable unit and includes at least one processor configured for receiving the at least one scene image and the at least one eye image, determining a direction within the field of view to which the at least one eye is directed based upon the at least one eye image, and generating a subset of the at least one scene image based on the determined direction.

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


Enable input buffer coupling enable pad, functional circuitry, test circuit
Patent No. 10690717 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker), Richard L. Antley (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15267996 on 09/16/2016 (1376 days app to issue)

Abstract: Timely testing of die on wafer reduces the cost to manufacture ICs. This disclosure describes a die test structure and process to reduce test time by adding test pads on the top surface of the die. The added test pads allow a tester to probe and test more circuits within the die simultaneously. Also, the added test pads contribute to a reduction in the amount of test wiring overhead traditionally required to access and test circuits within a die, thus reducing die size.

[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]


Plenoptic cellular vision correction
Patent No. 10690910 

Inventor(s): Jordan David Lamkin (Fort Worth), Kyle Martin Ringgenberg (Fort Worth), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188361 on 11/13/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a circuit board, a microlens layer, a pixel array layer, and a logic unit layer. The microlens layer includes cells that are arranged in a grid pattern that includes a center cell and a plurality of surrounding cells around the center cell. The pixel array layer includes a plurality of display pixels. The logic unit layer includes logic configured to display, using some of the plurality of display pixels, a sub-image in each particular cell of the first plurality of cells and to access vision correction parameters of a user. The logic is further configured to perform linear transformations on a plurality of the sub-images of the surrounding cells according to the vision correction parameters of the user and to shift the plurality of sub-images of the surrounding cells according to the linear transformations, thereby providing digital vision correction for the user.

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


Method of additively manufacturing an impedance transformer
Patent No. 10692641 

Inventor(s): Brandon W. Pillans (Plano), Daniel B. Schlieter (Richardson), Patrick J. Kocurek (Allen)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15952364 on 04/13/2018 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmission line impedance transformer including at least two different dielectric media having different dielectric properties, each of the dielectric media being configured to taper in thickness along the length of the impedance transformer in an inverse relationship with respect to each other so as to form a combined dielectric medium having an effective dielectric property that is graded along the transmission path. The two or more dielectric media may be disposed between two conductors to provide an impedance transformer in which a characteristic impedance of the transmission line varies along its length in response to the gradation of the effective dielectric property of the combined dielectric medium.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


Single litz wire transformers
Patent No. 10692646 

Inventor(s): Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Jongwon Shin (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15653635 on 07/19/2017 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: Transformers having a plurality of windings from a single Litz wire, as well as systems including such transformers and methods of providing such transformers are disclosed. A transformer includes a core and a single Litz wire having a plurality of individual strands of conductive material. The plurality of individual strands of conductive material are separated into a plurality of groups, each one of the plurality of groups being a winding of the transformer such that the transformer comprises a plurality of windings.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


Port controller with power contract negotiation capability
Patent No. 10692674 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15350609 on 11/14/2016 (1317 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least some embodiments are directed to an electronic device port system comprising a first device configured to negotiate power supply contracts from a power source via a universal serial bus (USB) cable. The system also comprises a second device configured to negotiate power supply contracts from the power source via the USB cable when the first device is unable to negotiate power supply contracts from the power source. The second device is configured to activate a switch after the second device negotiates a power supply contract with the power source. The switch is configured to permit the provision of power from the power source to a battery system of the electronic device per the negotiated power supply contract.

[H01H] ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES (contact cables H01B 7/10; electrolytic self-interrupters H01G 9/18; emergency protective circuit arrangements H02H; switching by electronic means without contact-making H03K 17/00)


Zero capacitance electrostatic discharge device
Patent No. 10692822 

Inventor(s): He Lin (Frisco)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16372117 on 04/01/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, an electrostatic discharge (ESD) device includes a substrate layer, a transition layer positioned on the substrate layer, a plurality of superlattice layers on the transition layer and including at least two doped superlattice layers. The ESD device further includes a plurality of doped contact structures extending from the transition layer to a surface of an outermost layer of the plurality of superlattice layers, where a first of the plurality of doped contact structures comprises an anode and a second of the plurality of doped contact structures comprises a cathode, where the plurality of doped contact structures are to generate a zero capacitance ESD device.

[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]


Multilayers of nickel alloys as diffusion barrier layers
Patent No. 10692830 

Inventor(s): Christopher Daniel Manack (Flower Mound), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson), Salvatore Frank Pavone (Murphy)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16038598 on 07/18/2018 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structure for a semiconductor device includes a copper (Cu) layer and a first nickel (Ni) alloy layer with a Ni grain size a[subscript]1[/subscript]. The structure also includes a second Ni alloy layer with a Ni grain size a[subscript]2[/subscript], wherein a[subscript]1[/subscript]a[subscript]2[/subscript]. The first Ni alloy layer is between the Cu layer and the second Ni alloy layer. The structure further includes a tin (Sn) layer. The second Ni alloy layer is between the first Ni alloy layer and the Sn layer.

[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]


Ball bond attachment for a semiconductor die
Patent No. 10692835 

Inventor(s): Chen Xiong (Chengdu, , CN), Han Zhong (Chengdu, , CN), Xi Lin Li (Chengdu, , CN), Xiao Lin Kang (Chengdu, , CN), Yong Qiang Tang (Chengdu, , CN), Zi Qi Wang (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16171121 on 10/25/2018 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for forming a ball bond for an integrated circuit formed on a semiconductor die includes forming a ball at a first send of a conductive wire inserted in a capillary tool and lowering the capillary tool toward a pad on the semiconductor die positioned on a support surface. The method further includes moving, using a motor, the support surface relative to the capillary tool to thereby bond the ball, without using ultrasound, to the pad and then raising the capillary tool.

[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 devices having through-stack interconnects for facilitating connectivity testing
Patent No. 10692841 

Inventor(s): Christian N. Mohr (Allen), Scott E. Smith (Plano)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020140 on 06/27/2018 (727 days app to issue)

Abstract: Semiconductor devices having through-stack interconnects for facilitating connectivity testing, and associated systems and methods, are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a stack of semiconductor dies and a plurality of through-stack interconnects extending through the stack to electrically couple the semiconductor dies. The interconnects include functional interconnects and at least one test interconnect. The test interconnect is positioned in a portion of the stack more prone to connectivity defects than the functional interconnects. Accordingly, testing the connectivity of the test interconnect can provide an indication of the connectivity of the functional interconnects.

[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]


Asymmetric varactor
Patent No. 10692862 

Inventor(s): Kenneth K. O (Richardson), Zeshan Ahmad (Richardson)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15881534 on 01/26/2018 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: An accumulation-mode MOS varactor is formed with a standard CMOS process and having an anti-symmetric-CV curve. The asymmetric varactor (ASVAR) can efficiently generate even-order harmonics while simultaneously suppressing odd-order harmonics over broad bandwidths. This is achieved without degradation of dynamic cut-off frequency. The improved cut-off frequency of the asymmetric varactor results in efficient even-harmonic generation well into sub-millimeter or terahertz frequencies. This and the inherent adaptive-CV features of the asymmetric varactor result in even-harmonic generation with process variation resilience and can also be utilized for frequency response shaping and for optimizing performance at various driving conditions.

[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 bottle-shaped memory stack structures and drain-select gate electrodes having cylindrical portions
Patent No. 10692884 

Inventor(s): Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shinsuke Yada (Yokkaichi, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16138001 on 09/21/2018 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, drain-select-level gate electrodes located over the alternating stack, memory openings extending through the alternating stack and a respective one of the drain-select-level gate electrodes, and memory opening fill structures located in the memory openings. The memory opening fill structures can have a stepped profile to provide a smaller lateral dimension at the level of the drain-select-level gate electrodes than within the alternating stack. Each of the drain-select-level gate electrodes includes a planar portion having two sets of vertical sidewall segments, and a set of cylindrical portions vertically protruding upward from the planar portion and laterally surrounding a respective one of the memory opening fill structures. The memory opening fill structures can be formed on-pitch as a two-dimensional 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]


Semiconductor die with back-side integrated inductive component
Patent No. 10692964 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison), Daniel Carothers (Lucas), Roberto Giampiero Massolini (Pavia, , IT)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023377 on 06/29/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a circuit substrate having a front side surface and an opposite back side surface. Active circuitry is located on the front side surface. An inductive structure is located within a deep trench formed in the circuit substrate below the backside surface. The inductive structure is coupled to the active circuitry.

[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 package and method for use thereof
Patent No. 10693020 

Inventor(s): Brent Hans Larson (Dallas), Virgil Cotoco Ararao (McKinney)
Assignee(s): TT ELECTRONICS PLC (Carrollton)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15995510 on 06/01/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical detector device including: a glass substrate having conductive traces plated thereon; a semiconductor device having an optical detector exposed on a side facing the glass substrate, the semiconductor device further including a plurality of bond pads electrically coupled to a first subset of the conductive traces; a metallic seal structure bonding a side of the glass substrate having the conductive traces with the side of the semiconductor device facing the glass substrate; and a plurality of conductive structures outside of a perimeter of the semiconductor device, the plurality of conductive structures being electrically coupled to a second subset of the conductive traces.

[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]


Implant regrowth VCSEL and VCSEL array with heterogeneous combination of different VCSEL types
Patent No. 10693277 

Inventor(s): Deepa Gazula (Allen), Haiquan Yang (Mckinney), Luke A. Graham (Allen), Sonia Quadery (Allen)
Assignee(s): II-VI Delaware Inc. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533734 on 08/06/2019 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-planarized VCSEL can include: a blocking region over or under an active region, the blocking region having a first thickness; one or more conductive channel cores in the blocking region, the one or more conductive channel cores having a second thickness that is larger than the first thickness, wherein the blocking region is defined by having an implant and the one or more conductive channel cores are devoid of the implant, wherein the blocking region is lateral the one or more conductive channel cores, the blocking region and one or more conductive channel cores being an isolation region; and a non-planarized semiconductor region of one or more non-planarized semiconductor layers over the isolation region. The VCSEL can include a planarized bottom mirror region below the active region and a non-planarized top mirror region above the isolation region, or a non-planarized bottom mirror region below the active region.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


Grounding switch for use in metal-clad switchgear
Patent No. 10693284 

Inventor(s): Seth Benson (Arlington)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Greenberg Lieberman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059836 on 08/09/2018 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A metal-clad compliant grounding/earthing switch device configured for use within conventional switchgear is described. The device is equipped with adequate and compliant insulation of all bus connections, and is configured to close during maintenance outages grounding the live parts of the circuit feed by a particular breaker. The device enables electricians to perform maintenance and repairs in the event of an outage safely, and without the need to manually install a temporary Ground-and-Test Device. An insulated clam shell is present to limit fault propagation from live components until components are confirmed as grounded prior to maintenance of the switchgear.

[H02B] BOARDS, SUBSTATIONS, OR SWITCHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER (basic electric elements, their assembly, including the mounting in enclosures or on bases, or the mounting of covers thereon, see the subclasses for such elements, e.g. transformers H01F, switches, fuses H01H, line connectors H01R; installation of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or other conductors for supply or distribution H02G)


Energy efficient electrical systems and methods for modular data centers and modular data pods
Patent No. 10693312 

Inventor(s): Subrata K. Mondal (South Windsor, CT)
Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15883496 on 01/30/2018 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: An efficient, modular, direct current (DC) uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for at least one server of a data center is disclosed. The single-conversion DC UPS includes an AC-DC converter, an energy storage device electrically coupled to the output of the AC-DC converter, and a single conversion server supply DC-DC converter electrically coupled to the AC-DC converter and the energy storage device, which may be a low-voltage lithium-ion battery or combined with an ultra capacitor. The DC UPS may be incorporated into a UPS system for a data center including a plurality of server rack assemblies and a plurality of cooling distribution units (CDUs). The UPS system includes an electric generator, an AC UPS electrically coupled between the electric generator and the plurality of CDUs, and a plurality of DC UPSs coupled between the electric generator and the plurality of server rack assemblies.

[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)


Method and apparatus for peak switching to reduce losses in high frequency DC-DC converters
Patent No. 10693371 

Inventor(s): Pradeep S. Shenoy (Richardson)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14448959 on 07/31/2014 (2154 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes monitoring a resonant interval across a switching node. The method also includes detecting one or more preset values associated with the resonant interval across the switching node. The method further includes, in response to detecting the one or more preset values associated with the resonant interval across the switching node, initiating a high switch into an "on" operation.

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


High efficiency high frequency resonant power conversion
Patent No. 10693385 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen)
Assignee(s): Quanten Technologies Limited (Road Town, , VG)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15656523 on 07/21/2017 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first capacitor and a second capacitor connected in series, a diode and the second capacitor connected in parallel, wherein a cathode of the diode is connected to a common node of the first capacitor and the second capacitor and a plurality of adjustable capacitance networks connected in parallel with the second capacitor.

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


Roof integrated photovoltaic system
Patent No. 10693413 

Inventor(s): Tommy F. Rodrigues (Nutley, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160598 on 10/15/2018 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roof integrated photovoltaic (RIPV) system has a plurality of solar tiles that are mounted to a roof. The tiles may be mounted using a metal batten and hanger system or some other attachment system. Each tile has an electrical edge junction extending reawardly from its top edge. The edge junction is coextensive with or contains the plane of the solar tile and may be slightly thicker than the solar tile. Sockets on opposed ends of the edge junction receive plugs of electrical cables for interconnecting the array of solar tiles together electrically. The edge junctions provide for a low profile installation that mimics the appearance of a traditional roofing tile such as a slate tile. The slightly thicker edge junctions may raise solar tiles of one course above the surfaces of solar tiles of a next lower course to provide ventilation for the RIPV array and to provide accommodating space for system wiring.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Method and apparatus for a solar panel
Patent No. 10693414 

Inventor(s): Tiasha Joardar (Plano)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bay Area IP Group, LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890183 on 02/06/2018 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a smart hybrid solar panel that employs a self-powered adaptive temperature control. Active temperature regulation may be implemented using a heat pump such as, and without limitations, thermoelectric (TE) cooling modules and a switching circuit with variable duty cycle that periodically diverts the photovoltaic solar cell"s output to the heat pump. A smart software defined control system may algorithmically adjust the switching duty cycle to maximize the net power output of the panel based on a variety of sensory inputs and/or algorithms. The variety of sensory inputs may include weather forecast information, internal panel temperature, ambient air temperature, panel output voltage and current and humidity. The photovoltaic solar cells and heat pump may be mechanically integrated.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Mixed signal circuit spur cancellation
Patent No. 10693444 

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Nagalinga Swamy Basayya Aremallapur (Ranebennur, , IN), Praxal Sunilkumar Shah (Ahmedabad, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396873 on 04/29/2019 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spur cancellation circuit for use in a mixed signal circuit. A spur cancellation circuit includes a clock generation circuit, a flip-flop bank, and a control circuit. The clock generation circuit is configured to generate a clock signal. The flip-flop bank is coupled to the clock generation circuit, and includes a plurality of flip-flops configured to be clocked by the clock signal. The control circuit is coupled to the clock generation circuit and the flip-flop bank. The control circuit is configured to individually enable one or more of the flip-flops to change state responsive to the clock signal and consume a predetermined amount of power; and to provide a data value to be clocked into the flip-flops.

[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]


Integrated circuit and process for family of digital logic functions
Patent No. 10693468 

Inventor(s): Christopher Adam Opoczynski (Irving), George Vincent Konnail (Addison), H. Pooya Forghani-zadeh (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15635998 on 06/28/2017 (1091 days app to issue)

Abstract: A family of digital logic functions has the same specifications for input and output voltages and the same number of bond pads. A digital logic integrated circuit for the family includes a substrate of semiconductor material having a core area and a peripheral area; a certain number of bond pads formed in the peripheral area, the certain number of bond pads determining the total area of the substrate; programmable digital logic transistor circuitry formed in the core area for each of the digital logic functions in the family; programmable input and output circuitry formed in the peripheral area; programming circuitry for programming the programmable digital logic transistor circuitry into a selected digital logic function; and programmable input and output means for programming the input and output circuitry into input and output circuits for the selected digital logic function.

[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]


Dual mode power supply for voltage controlled oscillators
Patent No. 10693470 

Inventor(s): Lawrence E Connell (Naperville, IL), Michael Bushman (Manitowoc, WI)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049601 on 07/30/2018 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for power supply for a voltage controller oscillator (VCO), where the power supply has a closed loop mode and an open loop mode. In closed loop mode, a peak detector circuit determines the amplitude of the output for the VCO, which is compared to a reference value in an automatic gain control loop. An input voltage for the VCO is determined based on a difference between the reference value and the output of the peak detector circuit. The peak detector circuit can be implemented using parasitic bipolar devices in an integrated circuit formed in a CMOS process. While operating in the closed loop mode, a controller monitors the input voltage and, when the input voltage is stabilized, the controller uses this input voltage value determined in open loop mode.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Resonant circuit dynamic optimization system and method
Patent No. 10693525 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Knight (Yokohama, , JP), Patrick Kawamura (Fairview), Ross E. Teggatz (McKinney), Wayne T. Chen (Plano)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13851892 on 03/27/2013 (2645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resonant circuit dynamic optimization system is described herein that can exhibit improved system charging functionality, can have multi-input charging functionality, and can improve the efficiency and speed of charging electronic devices. The resonant circuit dynamic optimization system can comprise at least one antenna configured to receive or transmit an electromagnetic signal, at least one variable component, and at least one dynamic adjustment circuit. The dynamic adjustment circuit can adjust the variable component to thereby modify the power transfer efficiency of the electromagnetic signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Photonics interference canceler
Patent No. 10693564 

Inventor(s): Larry C. Martin (Allen)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly Crowley Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151705 on 10/04/2018 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for performing interference cancellation is disclosed, comprising: a first electro-optic (EO) modulator configured to modulate a received RF signal onto a first optical carrier signal to generate a first modulated signal; a plurality of base signal sources configured to generate a plurality of base signals; an optical combiner coupled to the plurality of base signal sources, the optical combiner being configured to combine the base signals into a second optical carrier signal; a second EO modulator configured to modulate a reference signal onto the second optical carrier signal to generate a second modulated signal; and a subtraction element that is coupled to the first EO modulator and the refractive element, the subtraction element being configured to subtract the tapped delay line signal from the first modulated signal to generate an output signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for multi-user full duplex link adaptation
Patent No. 10693585 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16226118 on 12/19/2018 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of link adaptation is described including establishing, using a first serving point, a multi-user full duplex mode wherein the multi-user full duplex mode enables a downlink to a first wireless device and an uplink from a second wireless device. The first serving point requests from the first wireless device a first channel quality indicator indicating channel quality between the serving point and the first wireless device in a full duplex time period and a second channel quality indicator indicating channel quality between the serving point and the first wireless device in non-full duplex time period. The full duplex mode is evaluated using the first and second channel quality indicators. At least one parameter of the full duplex mode is adjusted based on the evaluating.

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


System and method for a long-term evolution (LTE)-compatible subframe structure for wideband LTE
Patent No. 10693602 

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano), Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Lukasz Krzymien (Rolling Meadows, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates,
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15162202 on 05/23/2016 (1492 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of scheduling transmissions. A wireless device such as an eNodeB (eNB) may schedule a transmission of a wideband (WB) signal on a micro-frame selected from a plurality of WB micro-frames of a WB carrier. A narrowband (NB) subframe may span a portion of the selected WB micro-frame in the frequency-domain, and the selected WB micro-frame may overlap at least a portion of the NB subframe in the time-domain. The WB signal and an NB signal may be transmitted over the WB micro-frame and the NB subframe in accordance with a first numerology and a second numerology, respectively. A WB subframe may be divided into a plurality of micro-frames. The transmission direction of the WB micro-frame may be scheduled according to a transmission rule based on the contents of a payload in the NB subframe.

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


System and method for SRS switching, transmission, and enhancements
Patent No. 10693610 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Murali Narasimha (Vernon Hills, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16053542 on 08/02/2018 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: User Equipments (UEs) may be assigned a set of aggregated component carriers for downlink carrier aggregation and/or carrier selection. Some UEs may be incapable of transmitting uplink signals over all component carriers in their assigned set of aggregated component carriers. In such scenarios, a UE may need to perform SRS switching in order to transmit SRS symbols over all of the component carriers. Embodiments of this disclosure provide various techniques for facilitating SRS switching. For example, a radio resource control (RRC) message may be used to signal a periodic SRS configuration parameter. As another example, a downlink control indication (DCI) message may be used to signal an aperiodic SRS configuration parameter. Many other examples are also provided.

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


System and method for sharing a control channel for carrier aggregation
Patent No. 10693617 

Inventor(s): Sean McBeath (Irving), Zhijun Cai (Irving)
Assignee(s): GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD. (Dongguan, Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16007835 on 06/13/2018 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates, the method comprising the steps of identifying the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, based on the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant.

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


Event execution using a blockchain approach
Patent No. 10693646 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906084 on 02/27/2018 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to multicomputer systems and methods for data authentication and event execution. Any full node computing device in a network, including a data authentication and event execution computing platform, may receive a blockchain and a token associated with authenticating data included in the blockchain. The computing platform may analyze the data included in the blockchain to determine that another token must be received for data authentication. The computing platform may generate a request for the second token and transmit the request to the appropriate network device. The network device may then either approve or reject the request for an authentication token. If the appropriate number of devices authenticate the data in the blockchain by providing a token, then an associated event may be executed.

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


Method and apparatus for providing service coverage with a measurement-based dynamic threshold adjustment
Patent No. 10693713 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Gustin Gust, PLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282372 on 02/22/2019 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a first application executed by a user equipment, computing a first metric associated with an uplink between the user equipment and a base station over a first network, comparing the first metric with a second metric associated with the execution of the first application by the user equipment, and responsive to the comparing, causing the user equipment to connect to the base station via a second network that is different from the first network. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Blockchain based device management
Patent No. 10693716 

Inventor(s): Basavaraj Patil (Dallas)
Assignee(s): ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991876 on 05/29/2018 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for employing blockchain for managing devices. Information for the devices may be stored in a blockchain ledger on a computer system that is part of a blockchain fabric. The computer system may include memory, a network interface and a processor. The memory may store a portion of a blockchain ledger for managing a plurality of devices, wherein the blockchain ledger comprises a plurality of blocks, each block comprises a plurality of transactions, and each transaction is associated with one of the devices. The network interface may receive a transaction, wherein the transaction comprises a unique identifier and configuration information for a device. The processor may determine that the computing server is authorized to issue the transaction to update the blockchain ledger, and cause the update to the blockchain ledger using the transaction.

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


Network property verification
Patent No. 10693744 

Inventor(s): Paparao Palacharla (Richardson)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15802412 on 11/02/2017 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include obtaining packet handling rules from at least one firewall in a network and at least one routing table in the network, and translating the packet handling rules to canonical data structures based on priority of rules at a given routing table or a given firewall. Each canonical data structure may represent a subset of packets affected by one or more corresponding packet handling rules such that each packet handling rule is covered by at least one canonical data structure. The method may also include generating a graph representation of the firewalls and the nodes corresponding to the routing tables in the network. The method may additionally include labeling vertices and edges in the graph representation based on the packet handling rules. The method may also include, using the graph representation, verifying one or more network properties to identify any network issues.

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


Interface layer for diagnostic support of network-accessible devices
Patent No. 10693757 

Inventor(s): Amit Kumar (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): salesforce.com, inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15414612 on 01/24/2017 (1246 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to diagnosing a network-accessible device. A first computer may store authorization information associated with a plurality of network-accessible computing devices associated with a user. The first computer system may receive, from a second computer system, a request from the user to perform a diagnostic operation that involves communication between a third computer system and a particular one of the plurality of network-accessible computing devices. The first computer system may request, based on a permission indicated by the stored authorization information, that the third computer system retrieve diagnostic information from the particular network-accessible computing device and perform the diagnostic operation. The first computer system may receive, from the third computer system, result information relating to the diagnostic operation.

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


Network communication system with node energy reduction packet protocol
Patent No. 10693778 

Inventor(s): Srinivas Lingam (Dallas), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101649 on 08/13/2018 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of communicating a packet between a first node and a second node, the packet comprising a data payload and a portion of information preceding the data payload. The method comprises: (i) first, identifying a quality of a channel between the first node and the second node; (ii) second, in response to the quality of the channel, selecting a manner of communication of the information preceding the data payload; (iii) third, encoding the selected manner of communication in the portion of information preceding data payload; and (iv) fourth, transmitting the packet from the first node to the second node.

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


VNFM resolution of split-brain virtual network function components
Patent No. 10693817 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200611 on 11/26/2018 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a VNFCI status notification resumption with an active state, retrieving a timestamp of the VNFCI state change to active, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active, checking with a VIM to determine if the VNFCI network isolated while active, checking with the VIM to determine if the peer VNFCI network isolated while active, sending a first state change request message with standby to the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the peer VNFCI was network isolated, and the VNFCI was not network isolated, sending a second state change request message with standby to the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the VNFCI is not the preferred standby instance, and the peer VNFCI was not network isolated, and the VNFCI was not network isolated, starting a first retry timer for the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the first state change request message is sent, and the second state change request message is sent, sending a third state change request message with standby to the VNFCI when one or more of: the VNFCI is the preferred standby instance, and the peer VNFCI was network isolated, and the VNFCI was network isolated, sending a fourth state change request message with standby to the VNFCI when one or more of: the peer VNFCI was not network isolated, and the VNFCI was network isolated, and starting a second retry timer for the VNFCI when one or more of: the third state change request message is sent,

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


Automatic authentication switching in online live chat applications
Patent No. 10693856 

Inventor(s): Mena Gerges (Fort Worth), Ramakrishnan Balachandran (Fort Worth), Ryan Hightower (Roanoke)
Assignee(s): FMR LLC (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15672203 on 08/08/2017 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for automatic authentication switching in online chat sessions. A server receives a request to establish an online chat session from a first client device, including authentication credentials associated with the first client device. The server establishes an online chat session between the first client device and a second client device via a first authenticated communications channel. The server transmits one or more chat messages between the first client device and the second client device using the first authenticated communications channel. The first client device determines that the online chat session has lost authentication. The first client device automatically switches the online chat session to a second unauthenticated communications channel. The server maintains the established online chat session between the first client device and the second client device via the second unauthenticated communications channel.

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


Apparatus and method for predictive token validation
Patent No. 10693867 

Inventor(s): Karun Kumar Chennuri (Bellevue, WA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15446943 on 03/01/2017 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for predictive token validation. In use, a database stores service usage information relating to usage of at least one service hosted by at least one server. Before at least one request for service is received from a user at the at least one server, the service usage information in the database is accessed. Further, based on the service usage information, a token associated with the user is sent to the at least one server for being validated by the at least one server, such that the at least one server allows access to the at least one service by the user, in response to the at least one request for service being received from the user with an identifier that is different from the token.

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


Multi-stage authentication of an electronic communication
Patent No. 10693880 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15822460 on 11/27/2017 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for authenticating and verifying an electronic communication are provided. Systems, apparatus and methods determine which emails pose a threat and which are benign. Systems, apparatus and methods filter malicious emails from non-malicious emails. Systems, apparatus and methods prevent receipt of bulk unsolicited and/or otherwise undesirable communications. Systems, apparatus and methods authenticate an identity of a sender of an electronic communication. Systems, methods and apparatus may involve biometric authentication.

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


System and method for distributed mobile network
Patent No. 10693921 

Inventor(s): Kaippallimalil Mathew John (Carrollton), Khosrow Tony Saboorian (Plano), Mazin Ali Al-Shalash (Frisco), Tushar Chouhan (Plano), Ulas Can Kozat (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148893 on 10/01/2018 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a method, by a virtual network function, that includes: receiving a first request from a user equipment (UE), the first request including first parameters and a first token, the first token being a vector value corresponding to a session state for the UE; determining the session state for the UE according to the first token; programming network resources according to the session state, the programming updating states of the network resources, wherein the session state for the UE is updated when the states of the network resources are updated; producing a second token corresponding to the updated session state for the UE; storing the updated session state and the second token; and transmitting the second token to the UE.

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


Utilizing VoIP coded negotiation during a controlled environment call
Patent No. 10693934 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hodge (Aubrey)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15937233 on 03/27/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: Controlled-environment communication systems are increasingly using voice over internet protocol (VoIP) to serve their users. VoIP allows voice to be sent in packetized form, where audio is encoded using one of several codecs. Because of bandwidth constraints, particularly during peak call times, codecs may be used which sacrifice audio quality for bandwidth efficiency. As a result, several features of communication systems, including critical security features. The present disclosure provides details for systems and methods by which a controlled-environment communication system may shift between codecs to perform security-related features or to alleviate bandwidth considerations. This involves the special formatting of control-signaling messages, including session initiation protocol (SIP) and session description protocol (SDP) messaging.

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


Systems and methods for blockchain wireless services in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10694032 

Inventor(s): Brian Francis Byrne (Irving), Michael Francis Byrne (Irving)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16517620 on 07/21/2019 (338 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of providing blockchain wireless services in a controlled environment is provided. The method comprises a wireless communication device associated with an inmate of a controlled environment receiving one of a voice and video call from a device external to the controlled environment. The method further comprises the device placing the received call into a hold state and sending a request for validation of the call via a blockchain, the request identifying at least parties to the call. The method further comprises the device, upon receipt of validation, removing the call from the hold state; and enabling at least one of voice and video functionality for the parties. The method further comprises the wireless communication device sending the request for validation to a telecommunications server and the server conducting real time monitoring of the call. The method further comprises the device continuously recording the call.

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


Extension data handling
Patent No. 10694185 

Inventor(s): Jonatan Samuelsson (Stockholm, , SE), Rickard Sjberg (Stockholm, , SE)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380613 on 04/10/2019 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: A length indicator associated with an encoded representation of a slice is parsed. The length indicator is indicative of a length of an extension field present in a slice header of the encoded representation. A decoder can then determine to ignore, during decoding of the encoded representation, any value of the extension field in the slice header where these values are identified based on the length indicator. As a consequence, an extension field can be added to slice headers and still enable legacy decoders to correctly decode the encoded representations.

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


Loudspeaker enhancement
Patent No. 10694289 

Inventor(s): Rahmi Hezar (Allen), Rajan Narasimha (Dallas), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584532 on 05/02/2017 (1148 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a system that is comprised of a speaker, an amplifier, a current sensor, and a compensator circuit. The speaker produces audio in response to an amplified analog input signal received at a speaker input. The amplifier receives an analog audio input signal and provides the amplified analog audio input signal to the speaker input. The current sensor senses current passing through the speaker and provides a current sensor signal indicative thereof. The compensator circuit applies a transfer function to the current sensor signal to provide a compensation signal as feedback into the analog audio input signal, the transfer function matching at least one of resistance and inductance of the speaker.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Avoidance of collisions and connection loss in network device serving multiple networks
Patent No. 10694359 

Inventor(s): Chen Loewy (Hertzliya, , IL), Dotan Ziv (Tel Aviv, , IL), Liran Brecher (Kfar Saba, , IL), Matan Ben-Shachar (Kibbutz Givat Haim Ihud, , IL), Omri Eshel (Kibbutz Harel, , IL), Yuval Jakira (Tel Aviv, , IL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035482 on 07/13/2018 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device serving two or more networks using periodic times slots for transmission events is configured to determine that one of the periodic time slots on one of the networks has or soon will collide with one of the periodic time slots on the other network by processing time stamps for events on each network. Either of the periodic time slots may be occasionally shifted by a time shift amount to avoid a collision between the periodic time slots on each network. Shifting the periodic time slots may be performed by transmitting a Bluetooth connection parameter update packet.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Overlay of millimeter wave (mmWave) on citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) for next generation fixed wireless (NGFW) deployment
Patent No. 10694395 

Inventor(s): Tony Wah-Tung Wong (Dallas)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16532561 on 08/06/2019 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: An overlay of millimeter wave (mmWave)-capable cells are added to a citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) network to provide coverage in a next generation fixed wireless (NGFW) network. The availability of mmWave spectrum, with limited reach, can be utilized as a wireless backhaul for subsequent hops. In one aspect, integrated access front-haul nodes (IAFHNs) that are utilized for mmWave transmissions at a second (and/or subsequent) hop can be deployed with self aligning receivers. Further, the IAFHNs can facilitate adaptive resource allocation scheduling in an integrated access and backhaul (IAB) chain. In addition, an interface between macro access points can be enhanced to enable the adaptive resource allocation on the IAB chain. In one aspect, a fixed user equipment (UE) can be configured with dual connectivity (DC) and a network operator can offer different tiers of services based on a location of the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Isolated E-UTRAN operation
Patent No. 10694404 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15542709 on 01/13/2015 (1988 days app to issue)

Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising providing a first and a second service to a first a second user by a providing unit; monitoring if the providing unit operates in an isolated mode or in a linked mode; and at least one of a service controlling and a user controlling, wherein the service controlling comprises inhibiting, in the isolated mode, the providing unit from providing the second service to the first and the second user; and preventing that the providing unit is inhibited from providing the first service to at least one user; and the user controlling comprises inhibiting, in the isolated mode, the providing unit from providing the first and the second service to the second user; and preventing that the providing unit is inhibited from providing at least one service to the first user.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and method for setting a local oscillator duty ratio based on an image distortion level
Patent No. 10694405 

Inventor(s): Hong Jiang (Kernersville, NC), Wael Al-Qaq (Oak Ridge, NC)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15343095 on 11/03/2016 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for setting a local oscillator duty ratio based on an image distortion level. A first signal is transmitted utilizing a first X-phase path of a transmitter. Further, an image distortion level is measured in connection with the first signal. Based on the measurement, a duty ratio of a local oscillator is set, for reducing a distortion in connection with a transmission of a second signal utilizing a second Y-phase path of the transmitter.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Discovery and network access procedures for 5G things communication system
Patent No. 10694453 

Inventor(s): Joonbeom Kim (Carrollton)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16079756 on 10/24/2016 (1338 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of providing communications between UEs are generally described. A notification resource indicating subsequent transmission of a discovery message is transmitted from a UE to another UE using a discovery ID selected from a limited number of discovery IDs stored in the other UE. The other UE transmits a random access request to the UE having a temporary ID. The UE may not respond if the temporary ID is already used or may transmit data transmission information scrambled by the temporary ID. The other UE transmits a contention resolution PDU to the UE and may receive an ACK to indicate ID contention is not present, or either no response or a NACK to indicate the presence of ID contention. The other UE may either select a new temporary ID or use a backoff timer to retransmit the random access request at a random time.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network selection and random access method and apparatus of machine-type communication user equipment in mobile communication system
Patent No. 10694456 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Richardson)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Jefferson IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16166756 on 10/22/2018 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network selection, a random access method, and an apparatus of a Machine Type Communication (MTC) User Equipment (UE) for use in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) are provided. A cell selection method of an MTC terminal of the present disclosure includes receiving a message from a base station forming a cell, determining whether the message includes an MTC supportability indicator, and barring, when the message includes no MTC supportability indicator, scanning a frequency used in communication with the base station during a determined period.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for wireless power control
Patent No. 10694472 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16538331 on 08/12/2019 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving at least one of a configuration of a first group of one or more downlink (DL) signals, a configuration of a second group of one or more open-loop power control (PC) parameters, a configuration of a third group of one or more closed-loop PC parameters, or a configuration of a fourth group of one or more loop states, receiving a configuration of a PC setting, wherein the PC setting is associated with at least one of a subset of the first group, a subset of the second group, a subset of the third group, or a subset of the fourth group, selecting a transmit power level in accordance with the PC setting and a pathloss, wherein the pathloss is determined in accordance with a DL reference signal (SS) and a synchronization signal (SS).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Small cell demodulation reference signal and initial synchronization
Patent No. 10694481 

Inventor(s): Yi Song (Plano)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988886 on 05/24/2018 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a system with a first network element and a second network element. The first network element contains a processor configured to synchronize with the second network element; and maintain synchronization with the second network element. The first network element is a small cell eNB and the second network element is one of the following: a macro cell enhanced node-B (eNB); or a small cell eNB.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Partitioning of frequency resources for transmission of control signals and data signals in SC-FDMA communication systems
Patent No. 10694522 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR)
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16545530 on 08/20/2019 (308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for receiving an acknowledgement signal by a base station in a wireless communication system and a base station are provided. The method includes transmitting information associated with transmission of a periodic channel quality indication (CQI) signal in an operating bandwidth; receiving a dynamic acknowledgement signal by using a first frequency resource in response to transmission of a downlink data signal, wherein a resource block (RB) allocated for the dynamic acknowledgement signal is determined based on the transmitted information; and receiving a periodic acknowledgement signal by using a second frequency resource in response to transmission of a downlink data signal, wherein the second frequency resource is allocated between the first frequency resource and a third frequency resource allocated for the periodic CQI signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Transferring data through a bonded communication link
Patent No. 10694534 

Inventor(s): Edward Lindsley (Burleson), Stefan E. De Nagy Koves Hrabar (Chapel Hill, , AU)
Assignee(s): Sqwaq, Inc. (Dallas)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16218247 on 12/12/2018 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, devices, apparatus, and computer program products for transferring data through a bonded communication link. A bonded communication link bonds together capabilities from each of a plurality of other communication links to form a higher bandwidth communication link relative to each of the plurality of other communication links considered separately. Link qualities can be monitored for each of the plurality of other communication links. Different priorities can be assigned to different types of data. Based on monitored link qualities and assigned data priorities, different data types can be routed via different of the other communication links. Routing different data types via different of the other communication links facilitates selective transmission of higher priority data when quality degrades on a communication link.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method of radio resource management for radio access networks
Patent No. 10694573 

Inventor(s): Amir Saghir (Frisco), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16220627 on 12/14/2018 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method provide for receiving, at a radio access network (RAN), a radio resource connection (RRC) connection request from user equipment (UE) in a disconnected/idle state; allocating signaling radio bearer (SRB) resources to the UE; sending an initial UE message to a core network; receiving an initial context set-up from the core network; establishing an RRC session with the UE in an RRC connected state; storing the context information; detecting inactivity in the RRC session while the UE is in the RRC connected state; suspending the RRC session and transitioning the UE device from the RRC connected state to an RRC inactive state based on the inactivity; determining a congested/overloaded state in the RAN; receiving an RRC resume request from the UE; and determining, using the stored context information, whether the UE is to be granted prioritized access to the RAN and transitioned to the RRC connected state.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Ballast blocks for a liquid immersion cooling system
Patent No. 10694643 

Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano), John David Enright (Plano)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, LLC (Plano)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576309 on 09/19/2019 (278 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. The dielectric vapor is then condensed back into a liquid phase and used to cool the computer components. The dielectric fluid may be stored in a bath portion of the cooling system. The cooling system may also include a shelf portion, which can hold at least one ballast block. The ballast block can provide for a deeper bath portion and flow of the dielectric fluid from a condenser.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


Belt rack organizer
Patent No. D887725 

Inventor(s): Richard James Reister (Plano)
Assignee(s): THE MODERN GENTLEMAN, INC. (Plano)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29691488 on 05/16/2019 (404 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Seat
Patent No. D887735 

Inventor(s): Levi Bilbrey (Fort Worth), Steven Loveland (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675523 on 01/03/2019 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Clip
Patent No. D887817 

Inventor(s): Darwin Wayne Belt (Plano)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Caldwell Intellectual Property Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29621655 on 10/10/2017 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle tank
Patent No. D887945 

Inventor(s): Martha-Ann Fellman (Denton)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664358 on 09/24/2018 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Aircraft
Patent No. D887948 

Inventor(s): Allen Brittain (Flower Mound), Paul Charles Griffiths (Roanoke), Steven Loveland (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675586 on 01/03/2019 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multiport terminal for making optical connections
Patent No. D888060 

Inventor(s): Monique Lise Cote (Fort Worth)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675162 on 12/28/2018 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Eyeglasses
Patent No. D888144 

Inventor(s): Justin Harmon (Dallas)
Assignee(s): Costa Del Mar, Inc. (Daytona Beach, FL)
Law Firm: Malloy Malloy, P.L. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29615804 on 08/31/2017 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Rechargeable keychain light
Patent No. D888301 

Inventor(s): Huang Xiaohong (Ningbo, , CN), Jimmy Prieto (Grand Prairie)
Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Grand Prairie)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29660449 on 08/21/2018 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module wire guard
Patent No. D888323 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna), Jordon Musser (Dallas)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29616633 on 09/07/2017 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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